The setting sun looked like an egg yolk .
The sunset glow shone on a white-clothed man who was stained with blood and unsmiling .
Jing Yue was standing on the boat with his long sword that had gone blunt . He looked back . “The Young Master will not be seeing you . You should leave . ”
Tang Xiansheng’s smile froze on his face .
This man was so blunt…
Tang Xiansheng had heard about Jing Yue . He was quite famous in Sword Sect . Swordsmen were supposed to be brave . However, this weirdo would run faster than anyone when he came across danger .
Tang Xiansheng thought highly of Jing Yue because Jing Yue was just like him . They were the same kind of person . They valued their lives more than anything .
That was why among so many people in Sword Sect, Jing Yue left an impression on him .
At this moment, Tang Xiansheng suddenly found Jing Yue very annoying .
Did Lu Ping’an say anything?
Why did this guy say Lu Fan didn’t want to see him?
Tang Xiansheng straightened up slowly . Narrowing his eyes, he looked at Jing Yue . “I’m here to visit Young Master Lu . Please pass on a message for me . ”
He didn’t sound like he was happy .
You should never get angry with a person who is smiling .
If Jing Yue had given him face, then he would also have given Jing Yue face . After all, courtesy is a two-way street .
Jing Yue shook his head . He realized Tang Xiansheng was not happy with him .
After all, only he could hear Young Master’s voice . Tang Xiansheng could not hear it .
“Young Master did say he doesn’t want to see you… Just go,” Jing Yue said .
Then, he took the pole to slap it on the water surface . The water rippled . And the boat sailed toward Lake Island at high speed .
Jing Yue vanished from the misty lake gradually .
The wind was a little warm .
Tang Xiansheng’s luxurious clothes were blowing .
He looked back at Luo Yue . A smile appeared on Tang Xiansheng’s face again . He pointed at where Jing Yue had disappeared . With a false smile, he said, “This guy is unbelievable . ”
Luo Yue was speechless .
In fact, he wanted to tell Tang Xiansheng that Jing Yue had got Young Master’s instruction indeed .
“General Luo, could you pass on a message for me? Just tell Young Master Lu that South County Mayor Tang Xiansheng is here in person,” Tang Xiansheng said .
Luo Yue opened his mouth, but he shook his head .
“That man is White Jade City’s disciple . He said that Young Master doesn’t want to see the Mayor, so the Young Master doesn’t want to see you . Mayor, please go…”
Luo Yue certainly would not disobey Lu Fan’s order for Tang Xiansheng’s sake .
Tang Xiansheng’s face was twitching .
He had never been shut out of the door before .
This Young Master Lu from Beiluo assumed such grand airs .
Even the emperor would see him in person if he went to the capital city . This Lu Ping’an…
“Well, he is truly a cultivator . He has the pride of cultivators . ”
Tang Xiansheng smiled gently .
“Well, so I’ll just wait here by the lake and go to the island when Young Master Lu wants to see me . ”
Carrying his knife, Luo Yue threw Tang Xiansheng a look .
This was just a trick many people would use .
However, Luo Yue looked awkward very soon .
Tang Xiansheng found a clean step on the stairs where there was no blood . He gathered up the ends of his robe and sat down after wiping the step with a handkerchief .
Looking at the setting sun and the beautiful misty Beiluo Lake, he was enjoying the breeze .
If he, Tang Xiansheng, showed Young Master Lu he genuinely wanted to see the latter, then he supposed Young Master Lu would agree to see him in the end .
Tang Xiansheng was really curious about Lu Ping’an .
There was a rumor .
It was said that whoever got Lu Ping’an’s help would get the world .
He truly believed it . If he could have Lu Ping’an as his advisor, then the world would be his .
Tang Xiansheng was confident . He believed that with his eloquence, he could even convince people a dead person was alive .
A bent sword was straight .
And fishes and shrimps in the sea would even jump out of the water .
Tang Xiansheng looked at the lake’s surface . As long as he had the chance to speak…
All of a sudden…
He felt he was suspended in midair .
He found himself lifted from the step by some people .
“What are you doing?!”
Tang Xiansheng was astonished .
He hurried to struggle, but the Dragon Blood Army in Beiluo City had taken Dragon’s Blood Elixir, so they were extremely strong .
Tang Xiansheng couldn’t wrench himself from their grasp at all . So he was lifted .
Luo Yue arranged his armor . Throwing Tang Xiansheng an indifferent look, he said, “Mayor Tang, I just got the Young Master’s order . He doesn’t want to see you . ”
“And he wants you to leave the dock . ”
“You are in the way . ”
Tang Xiansheng’s face turned pale and then darkened .
Why didn’t Lu Ping’an want to see him? He just couldn’t get it .
He knew Lu Fan had seen the Imperial Advisor Kong Xiu when the latter came here . When the emperor Yu Wenxiu came, Lu Fan also saw him .
Lu Fan even saw the Overlord when the latter came late at night .
Why didn’t he want to see him Tang Xiansheng?
“General Luo, are you kidding? Young Master Lu didn’t say anything . How could you decide on your own?”
The smile on Tang Xiansheng’s face was fading .
“Young Master could transmit his voice across thousands of miles . The order emerged in my head directly . It’s normal that, Mayor Tang, you can’t hear anything,” Luo Yue said in a plain voice .
Several soldiers of the Dragon Blood Army carried Tang Xiansheng onto his carriage .
Tang Xiansheng was pissed off .
Luo Yue frowned . He grasped the handle of the knife he was carrying at the waist as powerful Qi and blood burst .
“You didn’t need to drive me away with such an absurd excuse . ”
As soon as Tang Xiansheng finished speaking…
He heard a plain voice in his head .
“What is absurd?”
It was a gentle voice, but it sounded a little indifferent and aloof .
Tang Xiansheng’s face froze . He opened his eyes widely and glanced around, unable to believe it .
Who was speaking?
Why was he hearing a voice in his head?
Cultivators could do that?
His son Tang Yimo was also a cultivator, but Tang Xiansheng almost knew nothing about cultivators .
“Don’t make me repeat the same thing for the third time . ”
Lu Fan’s voice came again . Then it went quiet .
Tang Xiansheng opened his mouth .
He apparently perceived Lu Fan’s unhappiness .
So he didn’t have the nerve to pose another question .
Young Master Lu from Beiluo was famous for his bad temper . Tang Xiansheng figured he might not be able to walk out of Beiluo City alive if he really irritated Young Master Lu .
A person so afraid to die like him would not have the nerve to take such a risk .
Tang Xiansheng cupped his hands at Lake Island in awe . Then he went into the carriage .
“Go back to the capital city . ”
Lake Island, Beiluo .
Leaning on the back of the Thousand Blades Chair, Lu Fan was holding the bronze liquor cup with warm green plum wine in it .
His white robe and hair were blowing in the wind .
He certainly had his reason to refuse to see Tang Xiansheng, because it was not necessary .
Tang Xiansheng came to see him for an obvious reason . He wanted to convince Lu Fan to join South County to be his advisor . Lu Fan didn’t want to deal with this indeed .
So he simply refused to see Tang Xiansheng .
He would rather set up the Wind Rain Strategy on the chessboard or watch Nie Changqing and the others fight against the ruler in the Secret Realm than see Tang Xiansheng .
Jing Yue came back .
When his boat had appeared on the lake…
Ni Yu, Nie Shuang, and the others on the island were all relieved .
Ni Yu took out that Gathering Qi Elixir wrapped in cloth with disgust . Then she threw it back to Jing Yue .
Jing Yue grinned . He went to the second floor .
Jing Yue knelt on one knee before Lu Fan .
Lu Fan took a sip from the bronze liquor cup . “Great . ”
“From now on, you are a disciple of White Jade City . ”
Jing Yue raised his head in pleasant surprise .
“Thank you, Young Master!”
Lu Fan nodded, playing with the liquor cup in his hand . Then he waved with the other hand .
Suddenly, Jing Yue’s blunt sword flew out and stopped in Lu Fan’s hand .
“Well… This sword is damaged . ”
“Now that you are already White Jade City’s disciple, I’ll gift you a sword,” Lu Fan said .
Then he lifted his hand . With his long delicate fingers pressed against the armrest of the wheelchair, he gently pulled it forward .
The red Phoenix Feather Sword flew out .
The sword flew around Jing Yue; its flame was burning bright .
A pile of melted iron showed up in the air .
Soon, Lu Fan turned the melted iron into a long narrow blade with his mind .
The blade was three feet long, carved with strange patterns .
Floating before Lu Fan, he flicked the tip, the middle part, and the handle of the sword . There were three flicks, and wisps of Spirit Qi burst every time to shake the blade .
The Phoenix Feather Sword returned to the armrest of the wheelchair .
He waved his hand .
The three-foot-long sword moved up to Jing Yue .
“This sword is for you, so you’ll name the sword,” Lu Fan said .
“A sword is the most frequently used weapon to attack . Sword spirit can increase a sword’s power . I hope you won’t fail this sword . Hopefully, you can work the sword spirit out and become a swordsman who really has a sword spirit,” Lu Fan continued .
Jing Yue was extremely thrilled . His lips were trembling .
Was this the gift Young Master would give him?
Looking at this beautiful sword that tugged at his heartstrings, Jing Yue reached for it . His hands were also trembling .
He grasped the sword like he was holding the hand of his lover .
This was the first gift Jing Yue had received in his life, and it would always be his favorite, one and only .
Wherever the sword was, he would be there .
Lu Fan waved his hand, so Jing Yue went downstairs .
Holding the sword, he was touching it with affection .
All of a sudden…
A shadow showed up quietly behind him . Jing Yue was almost scared to death .
“Could you let me have a look at the sword?”
His hoarse voice sounded like it had been rubbed against gravels .
Jing Yue looked back immediately . Looking around, he saw no one . Not until he had lowered his head did he see a small man .
Jing Yue was surprised .
He found it was Gongshu Yu, the leader of Jiguan Pavilion, which was now under White Jade City’s command .
Standing with his hands behind his back, the white-haired Gongshu Yu looked pretty old and sad .
He stared fixedly at the sword in Jing Yue’s hand .
He seemed to realize Jing Yue was hesitating .
“Your sword needs a sheath . If you let me have a look at it, I’ll give you a sheath as a gift,” Gongshu Yu said .
Jing Yue smiled . He handed the sword to Gongshu Yu .
Taking the sword, Gongshu Yu was as excited as Jing Yue . He touched the sword gently as if it was a woman with stunning beauty .
He touched the pattern on the sword as well as the edge of the blade .
“It’s truly Young Master’s work… This sword is so well-made . Its creator has fully comprehended the essence of Tool Refining Manual . This is a Spirit Tool, a Spirit Tool of Earth Level High Grade!” Gongshu Yu said .
He had read Tool Refining Manual, so he knew the grading system for Spirit Tools .
He gave the sword back to Jing Yue reluctantly .
“It’s a good sword, but you still need to nurture it . A tool is lifeless, but humans are alive . If a man can inject his Spirit Qi into his tool, then the tool’s power will be further enhanced . ”
“Take Nie Changqing, for example . His butcher knife is not an ordinary butcher knife anymore, thanks to the nurture of his Spirit Qi . Maybe its grade isn’t as high as your sword, but in a real fight, you won’t be able to repel its attack . ”
With his hands behind his back, Gongshu Yu asked, “What is it called?”
Gently stroking the sword, Jing Yue was smiling . “My family name is Jing . This sword is like heaven for me… So I’ll call it Jing Heaven Sword . ”
Gongshu Yu ruminated on the name of the sword, slightly nodding .
“Give me three days . I’ll build a sword sheath for Jing Heaven Sword…” Gongshu Yu said .
Then he took out Tool Refining Manual and started to read it while walking .
If he hadn’t sensed Lu Fan had built a sword for Jing Yue, he wouldn’t have paid any attention to Jing Yue .
“Thank you, Senior Gongshu!”
Jing Yue was moved . He pressed his lips into a thin line . The sword the Young Master had given him was too precious .
Young Master thought him highly indeed!
South County .
Tiandang Mountain .
The cold moonlight spilled on the mountain .
The ancient stone stairs of Daoist School were full of all kinds of marks .
A black-robed shadow was walking slowly toward Daoist School’s main gate .
On the field, the Daoist disciple guarding the gate was napping while holding a broom .
When he stepped on a leaf, creating a crunching sound, the Daoist disciple woke up .
The Daoist disciple was slightly startled when he had opened his eyes and saw that black-robed shadow .
However, the black-robed man removed his hood with a restricted smile . A ferocious face showed up, but that face had some coquetry on it .
The Daoist disciple was very nervous . That damn coquetry .
“You are from Nanman?!”
The Daoist disciple was extremely startled when he had seen the face, where ferociousness and coquetry controversially coexisted, clearly in the moonlight .
The black-robed man pointed at the middle of the Daoist disciple’s forehead with his hand in the shape of orchid fingers . Then the Daoist disciple, holding the broom, semmed to go nuts .
“Daoist School… No, it’s called Daoist Pavilion now? Daoist Pavilion under White Jade City’s command?”
The black-robed man smiled .
“Internal Organs is the highest fighting power in this world? Qi Core is the realm to refine Qi . Internal Organs is similar to the Foundation Building Realm in our world . Unfortunately, all of those in the Internal Organs Realm here are just beginners . It would be a little tricky if there were cultivators in the peak of Internal Organs . ”
The black-robed man stroked his own cheek with his orchid fingers and touched his rough hair . He frowned with disgust .
“This filthy disgusting body . ”
“Lu Ping’an, leader of White Jade City, is said to be the number one cultivator in this world . According to the level of this world, he should be a medium-grade Foundation Building cultivator at most . As the duplicate of one wisp of Spiritual Sense, my strength should be enough to handle him . However… I can’t be too careful . Let me try him first . ”
A hoarse laugh of exulting coquetry started .
The black-robed man pointed at the middle of the young Daoist disciple’s forehead . A fluctuation spread, rippling the air . The young Daoist disciple flopped onto the ground in a daze .
In the temple, Daoist School .
Candle flames were flickering .
Behind an old Eight Immortals Table, Xie Yunling was writing and drawing with a writing brush . He was wearing a Daoist robe . The hair around his temples was all white . After the loss on Lake Island, Xie Yunling started to focus on studying formations using Daoist techniques .
He found formations using Daoist techniques were very promising .
If he had had enough Spirit Qi, he would have been able to cause Lu Ping’an more troubles in the battle on Lake Island .
What a pity .
He only had little Spirit Qi .
All of a sudden…
Xie Yunling stopped writing .
There was no wind .
However, the candle flames on the Eight Immortals Table were flickering like crazy .
Lifting his head, Xie Yunling shouted in an aggressive voice .
“Who is that?!”
Then he heard a hoarse laugh of exulting coquetry .
He saw a black-robed shadow wearing a hood before the Daoist Temple .
Xie Yunling blinked .
And the black-robed man vanished from where he had been standing . He showed up behind Xie Yunling like a ghost and put his big hand in the shape of orchid fingers on the latter’s shoulder .