The sudden activation of a quest took Lu Fan by surprise .
But then again, a new quest was a good thing . Completing quests earned rewards that could help him reach the next level of his Refined Qi .
Lu Fan rubbed his hands together as he continued to lean against the intricately carved window, starting to get a little excited about this .
He felt a nervous anticipation, akin to the feeling of scratching a lottery ticket .
He wondered what mission he would get this time .
His consciousness dived into the Quests zone .
In the next moment, everything went dark, and a whole bunch of messages from the system popped up .
Besides that familiar main quest, anyway .
Lu Fan’s eyes fell immediately on the new side quests that had appeared .
[Quest explanation: As the power behind building this fantasy world, you need to possess vast knowledge and an excellent foundation . ]
[Sidequest 1: Develop five transfusion techniques or martial arts moves (Current quest progress: 0/5) . ]
[Sidequest 2: Create Supreme Power from nothing (Current quest progress: Not started) . ]
1[Sidequest 3: Save the exiled Daoist disciple, Nie Changqing, from being assassinated by a Daoist assassin and gain his loyalty . ]
1The three side quests were like three hammer blows to the head, and Lu Fan was stunned for several moments .
After he finished reading all the side quests, he fell into deep thought .
These three missions could be done all at the same time, but each mission was fairly difficult in itself .
Just the first mission alone required him to develop five transfusion techniques, which meant that he had to find five different techniques and use his Spirit Qi to develop them .
1The problem of Spirit Qi was easily solved . Lu Fan had 6 . 5 points of Soul Strength and could exchange them for 60 wisps of Spirit Qi, so he had plenty to spare .
The bigger problem was… Where on earth was he going to find so many transfusion techniques?
There was still that second mission .
“Create Supreme Power from nothing . ”
The system itself said it was from nothing, so how the hell was he going to create it?
And what was “Supreme Power,” anyway?
He had heard it referenced as a power that was mysterious, high above all others, and looked down upon the whole world . It was also the strongest ability of martial arts, and it struck fear in everyone’s hearts . A power that could hold the world in its palm and control everything in it—that was Supreme Power .
But Lu Fan could understand where the system was coming from . To build this fantasy world, he had to start by creating a power that belonged to him . This would be the only way to make sure he was not controlled or restricted by anything else, and he could do whatever he wanted .
Lu Fan scratched his head in frustration .
While the Wuhuang Continent might have been only a Low-Level Martial World, it wasn’t a simple world at all .
There were so many mysterious sects and clans within the Hundred Schools of Philosophy, but Lu Fan’s current power wasn’t even enough to go against Great Zhou alone .
Even though he had a maid at the Grandmaster level, Ning Zhao…
This was far from enough .
Lu Fan took in a deep breath and refocused . The third mission had aroused his curiosity .
“Exiled Daoist disciple, Nie Changqing? I have to save him, then get him to follow me…” Lu Fan fell back into deep thought .
Compared to the first two, the third one looked much easier .
This Nie Changqing was that Beiluo City butcher who had been randomly dragged into the Dao Imparting Platform, and so Lu Fan was more confident about this mission .
4It was getting late .
Lu Fan decided not to think about these things anymore . He yawned a few times and stretched lazily .
He smiled at the maids outside his window .
“Ladies, going to sleep and waking up early is good for your complexion . ”
Lu Fan flashed a smile, then walked away from the window .
Ning Zhao, who was still sitting cross-legged on top of the green-tiled roof, fluttered her eyelashes and opened her eyes . Her eyes were as pretty as a painting, and Lu Fan’s voice continued to echo in her ears . She pursed her lips slightly and smiled faintly .
Further out, Yi Yue put away her long whip . Her skin was slightly ruddy, and she was drenched in sweat .
Meanwhile, Ni Yu licked her lips in her dream . Her chin slid off the lunchbox, jolting her awake .
The night went by in silence .
3The next morning, the beautiful sunshine shone in through the intricately carved window .
Lu Fan opened his eyes and got out of bed .
The moment she heard a sound in the room, Ning Zhao, who had been waiting outside his door, pushed the door open and walked in .
Yi Yue and Ni Yu followed closely behind her .
Ni Yu’s little face was all red . She had her sleeves rolled up, and she was hugging a bronze basin filled with hot water that had just been boiled .
“Young Master has awoken? We will help you with washing up . ” Ning Zhao smiled gently .
Yi Yue was holding a wooden tray that held plain porridge, a few side dishes, and a small mound of salt .
The salt was for washing up, while the porridge and side dishes were for breakfast .
This service was exactly what he needed .
Lu Fan’s lips twitched a little .
The last couple of days had been… Well, a little messy .
After he washed up, he had breakfast .
Ning Zhao pushed Lu Fan out of the room in his wheelchair, while Ni Yu held up the umbrella as always, and Yi Yue walked along at his side .
In the garden, Lu Changkong was dressed in a long robe as he watered the plants . The strong smell of blood he had carried away from the battlefield had faded, and he no longer gave off that murderous aura .
The sound of the wooden wheels creaking against the ground made Lu Changkong stop what he was doing .
“Father, you’ve settled the siege of the city?” Lu Fan smiled from his seat in the wheelchair . The woolen blanket had been placed back over his legs .
Lu Changkong looked at Lu Fan with searching eyes .
“It’s all thanks to Ning Zhao . Otherwise, Beiluo City would be in ruins right now . ” Lu Changkong sighed deeply .
He had been too careless . If Ning Zhao hadn’t come out to help, then Tantai Xuan would have conquered Beiluo City . The rebels would have broken through the last defense that Great Zhou had, and nothing would have stopped them from attacking the capital city . The consequences of that were too terrible to even think about .
“Ning Zhao told me everything . She said she was able to rise to the Grandmaster level because of this Spirit Qi . Is there really Spirit Qi in this world?” Lu Changkong asked, narrowing his eyes .
2He had thought about this for the entire night . But he was a martial arts practitioner, after all, and he didn’t believe in immortals .
“Of course there’s Spirit Qi . Doesn’t Sister Ning’s sudden breakthrough prove it?”
Lu Fan’s lips curled upward .
“Father, I had an immortal encounter, and now I can walk and even cultivate, so all of this is good news . ”
Lu Changkong also smiled and flicked his hands to clear away the droplets of water .
“Having an immortal encounter… Of course it is a good thing, but Fan’er, I still want to warn you . Don’t trust other people too easily . You must learn how to protect yourself,” Lu Changkong said to him sternly .
Immortal encounter? Was there really something like that in this world?
He was afraid that the change in Lu Fan was because of the Yinyang Clan, or some scheme by a strong fighter from one of those secretive clans from the Hundred Schools of Philosophy .
“I know what to do . ” Lu Fan nodded . He knew what Lu Changkong was worried about, so he didn’t try explaining . Many things would only get worse if he explained .
He tapped a finger lightly on the woolen throw .
Suddenly, Lu Fan looked up at Lu Changkong .
“Father, I have something to ask of you,” Lu Fan said .
1Lu Changkong raised an eyebrow . “What is it?”
“I would like to create my own branch of power,” Lu Fan replied very calmly .
A glint flashed in Lu Changkong’s eyes .
Ning Zhao and Yi Yue also narrowed their eyes from behind the wheelchair .
The Young Master had just received this immortal encounter, and he was already going to step into this chaotic world?
“Father, this world is only going to get messier, so I need to develop power… Think of it as a form of self-defense . ”
After thinking it through, Lu Fan decided that self-defense was a pretty good justification . His father couldn’t possibly say that he was going to use it to make trouble, right?
He was weaker than the wind, and he had little strength in his hands . So there was nothing wrong with creating a branch of power to protect himself .
“This world is indeed becoming messier… It seemed like those Grandmasters merely defected to the enemy camp, but I’m sure there’s a greater power behind all of this,” Lu Changkong said . He took in a deep breath .
“Isn’t having Ning Zhao enough for you?” Lu Changkong looked at Lu Fan . If he just needed to protect himself, Ning Zhao should be enough .
Ning Zhao’s abilities couldn’t match a Grandmaster with Eight or Nine Resonances .
But among the Grandmasters with One or Two Resonances, she was quite terrifying .
Ning Zhao didn’t say anything . She was an intelligent girl, and she knew that she only had to listen obediently when her Young Master and Master were talking .
“They’re not enough . Sister Ning is only at the Second Stage of the Qi Core Realm… That’s way too far off,” Lu Fan said, shaking his head .
Ning Zhao looked slightly taken aback at these words . She had great confidence in her cultivation level . This Second Stage Qi Core Realm was enough to strike down four Grandmasters with Two Resonances, so it was already very powerful .
Lu Fan’s words made her feel a little disappointed and also a little indignant .
Lu Changkong narrowed his eyes . “Qi Core Realm?”
“The Qi Core Realm is the first realm level for cultivators . Take Sister Ning’s dantian as an example—she can only take a maximum of nine wisps of Spirit Qi now . Every time she gets one more wisp, she will progress by one stage,” Lu Fan explained .
Lu Changkong fell silent .
Whatever Lu Fan was saying was a completely new system of cultivation . It came as quite a shock to him, and he wasn’t able to comprehend it .
After a long time, he finally let out a sigh .
“Fan’er, this Spirit Qi is like an illusion—like looking at flowers in the mirror or the moon in the water . It could appear now and then disappear once it has been used up . A strong physical body is the only thing you can rely on . ”
“I’ve never cared about Spirit Qi . I’ve relied only on my own Qi and blood to get where I am today . I am a martial arts practitioner, and I don’t believe in immortals or deities . I only believe in the Qi and blood of my body and my fists,” Lu Changkong said, his voice very serious and sincere .
Ning Zhao, standing behind Lu Fan’s wheelchair, started to say something . She wanted to refute the master’s words, but she stopped herself .
Lu Fan waved his hand, and Ning Zhao kept her mouth closed .
Lu Fan smiled at his father .
He didn’t argue or try to explain .
Instead, he grabbed Lu Changkong’s hand .
“Activate Access to Spirit Qi Deployment . ”
“Deployment target: Lu Changkong . ”
2A sudden gust of wind rolled through the garden, billowing Lu Changkong’s long robe .
His eyes brightened .
He could feel a strange flow of Qi running through his arm and entering his body, combining itself with his Qi and blood . It filled his entire body and finally collected in his dantian .
It was as if a restraint on his body had been smashed to pieces by this Spirit Qi .
Lu Changkong’s energy, mind, and spirit… They were now expanding like crazy .
The sudden rush of energy completely flattered the plants in the garden, and Ning Zhao took a step forward to protect Lu Fan .
Ni Yu hid behind Yi Yue and watched with large eyes . She was both excited and curious .
After some time, Lu Changkong regained control of the aura emanating from his body .
His face returned to normal, and he put his hands behind his back and looked at Lu Fan, his gaze seemingly conflicted .
“Father, how do you feel?” Lu Fan asked, still seated in his wheelchair .
Lu Changkong kept his expression calm . He wanted to insist on continuing in his ways and claim that Qi and blood were the correct path . He wanted to hold onto everything he had always believed in .
He wanted to be as immovable as a mountain .
He hesitated . The words reached his lips, but they instantly changed in tone .
“This Spirit Qi… is simply amazing! It feels great!”
“Son, why don’t you give me another wisp?”
6Lu Fan gaped as he looked at his suddenly enthused father .
He didn’t say anything .