Speaking of the outstanding disciples of the Penniless Thief Sect, Young Mistress Candy had made little to no mistakes since her debut. She had come here to steal the Blood God Crystal and repay the favor she owed to Cultivator Sunflower.
For the past few days, she had carefully observed the defensive formation of this multi-storied building. The defensive formation was very complex, and it would be difficult for her to get rid of it in a short amount of time.
Today, just as she was wondering how she should deal with it, she noticed that there was a problem with the barrier—someone had made a huge hole in the defensive formation. An expert had patched it up, but as long as it was a repaired formation, there was the chance that it would still have some flaws!
She couldn’t let this opportunity slip by!
Young Mistress Candy immediately went toward the place where the defensive formation had been damaged and started to search for possible flaws to exploit.
At this time, the front door of the multi-storied building opened, and a handsome man arrived in the small courtyard.
Young Mistress Candy immediately lay down on the ground and used a magical treasure to turn invisible. Afterward, she carefully looked at the man in the small courtyard through the guardrail.
In the courtyard, Venerable White took out the box containing his ‘spoils of war’. Then, he randomly broke the branch of a tree nearby and started to engrave formations on it, quickly creating a new disposable flying sword 004.
Young Mistress Candy stared dumbfounded through the guardrail—he created a flying sword just like that? Am I dreaming? Moreover, he used an ordinary tree branch as the material?
Not even the elders of the Penniless Thief Sect that had become Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperors and condensed a Golden Core could do something like this! She couldn’t help but secretly swallow a mouthful of saliva.
At this time, Venerable White moved the big box onto the wooden flying sword.
Then, he executed a sword art and lightly shouted, "Do your thing!"
Disposable flying sword 004 took the box with it and gently soared into the sky, disappearing without a trace.
"Hm," Venerable White nodded satisfied.
The peeping Young Mistress Candy was almost scared half to death. She had never heard of someone controlling the flying sword like that, being able to send it so high into the sky. The sentence ‘take the enemy’s head from a thousand miles’ was already an exaggeration, but didn’t the flying sword of this handsome man fly for far more than a thousand miles? It disappeared without leaving a trace; it didn’t directly fly out into the outer space, right?
How was this even possible?
It won’t do. This mission is impossible to complete. In the worst case, she could help Cultivator Sunflower on another occasion and repay the favor she owed that way. It wasn’t worth it to risk her life for this task.
Young Mistress Candy had made up her mind and was about to get out of there.
"Fellow Daoist out there, are you a member of the Penniless Thief Sect?" Venerable White turned his head and looked toward Young Mistress Candy’s position with a light smile.
‘Was I discovered? Impossible! Master found this magical treasure in an ancient ruin. Even a Fifth Stage Golden Core Spiritual Emperor wouldn’t be able to see through it!’ Young Mistress Candy was startled.
Unless… the handsome man was a Sixth Stage True Monarch... or even stronger...
But I won’t be this unlucky, right? Young Mistress Candy tried to keep a positive mental attitude. Then, she started to slowly creep on the ground like an insect, trying to crawl her way out.
"It’s useless. Your magical treasure can’t deceive my eyes," Venerable White lightly said.
Young Mistress Candy was depressed. She crawled up and turned off her magical treasure, revealing a bitter expression.
She was defeated before even getting into action!
Venerable White smiled as he waved his hand, "You can enter from the main entrance. There is no formation there."
He had been wondering how to go about finding a Penniless Thief Sect’s member ever since he emerged from his closed-door cultivation.
His life-bound flying sword—‘Meteor Sword’—had been stolen by a member of the Penniless Thief Sect while he was cultivating. Technically speaking, he could follow the brand on the flying sword and locate its position, but finding a member of the Penniless Thief Sect would get things done much faster.
Young Mistress Candy arrived in front of Venerable White and said shyly, "Hello, Senior. If I were to say that I was just passing by, would you believe me?"
"Hehe," Venerable White heartily laughed.
She was a member of the Penniless Thief Sect and was squatting down in front of the house—who would believe that she was just passing by?
Speaking of the Penniless Thief Sect, he started to recall the things that happened when he had been in meditation; it was quite interesting. While recalling it... Venerable White got distracted.
When she heard the senior laugh, Young Mistress Candy got anxious. Even if he had no intention to kill her, wouldn’t the senior still peel her skin off? However, even after a while, the senior didn’t speak.
She raised her head and secretly shot a look at Venerable White; both his eyes were vacant. Was he distracted?
An opportunity! Should I run for my life?
Young Mistress Candy gritted her teeth and finally decided not to escape. She’d recalled the events from before, when the senior in front of her casually sent a flying sword so high into the sky that it disappeared—even if she were to run away while he was distracted, wouldn’t he just catch up in an instant with his flying sword?
Perhaps… the senior was just waiting for her to escape and then chase her to chop her up?
After pondering for a moment, she decided to stand in place and silently wait.
If Song Shuhang were here, he would surely shout: Miss, run away as fast as you can! Otherwise, you’ll die!
Luckily, the pondering Venerable White remembered that he had caught a disciple of the Penniless Thief Sect; this allowed him to return to his senses.
Young Mistress Candy had just avoided a calamity.
Venerable White shot a look at this shy disciple of the Penniless Thief Sect standing in front of him and asked, "What did you want to steal from this place?"
Young Mistress Candy heaved a sigh and replied truthfully, "A treasure called Blood God Crystal."
"The Blood God Crystal," Venerable White had some impression of the Blood God Crystal. He had heard the fellow daoists in the group talk about it for the past few days.
It seemed that little friend Song Shuhang was preparing to exchange this Blood God Crystal with Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman.
"If your objective is really the Blood God Crystal, I advise you to forget about it," Venerable White said. "There is already a fellow daoist that is interested in obtaining this Blood God Crystal. If you steal it and anger that fellow daoist, the entire Penniless Thief Sect might be destroyed."
Venerable White inadvertently revealed some information about the huge influence behind Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman.
The entire Penniless Thief Sect might be destroyed? Young Mistress Candy didn’t really believe it. The Penniless Thief Sect had annoyed many people, but it still existed even after experiencing many storms. How could someone destroy it so easily?
"I won’t say anything else. It’s up to you whether you want to believe me or not. However, it’s impossible for you to steal the Blood God Crystal regardless," Venerable White said with a smile.
Young Mistress Candy felt a bit uncomfortable. Indeed! She didn’t even have the chance to steal it!
"Follow me. I have something to ask you in regards to your Penniless Thief Sect," Venerable White waved his hand and went inside the house.
Young Mistress Candy obediently followed.
After arriving in the living room on the third floor, Venerable White asked, "Amongst your Penniless Thief Sect, is there a disciple that discovered a buried place a hundred years ago and found a flying sword there?"
"Buried place? Flying sword?" Young Mistress Candy bitterly smiled as she replied, "Senior, can you be more specific?"
The members of the Penniless Thief Sect had discovered many buried places, and flying swords were a very common find inside these buried places. Discovered a buried place a hundred years ago and found a flying sword there… there should be more than one hundred such cases!