On Tianhuang Mainland, nine major factions ruled over the place.
Nine immortal sects, eight demon races, seven fiend sects, six Buddhist monasteries, five heretical doctrines, four unorthodox groups, three aristocratic families, two islands and one palace.
Elixir Yang Sect belonged to one of the four unorthodox groups and had a deep foundation – it was said that the sect’s history traced back to the ancient era.
Most of the renowned Elixir Refinement Masters of the cultivation world originated from Elixir Yang Sect.
The strength of Elixir Yang Sect was naturally lesser than the other sects. However, due to their capabilities in elixir refinement, they were well connected with the other major factions and there was no lack of powerful beings from the cultivation world that joined them.
Elixirs were essential consumables. Be it for cultivation or in the battlefield, they were extremely important.
Elixir Yang Sect was one of the major factions within Xuantian City.
As a legacy disciple of Elixir Yang Sect, Tang Yu was indeed qualified to make his claims.
Su Xiaoning was very moved upon hearing the words ‘Elixir Yang Sect’ as her eyes lit up. She looked at Su Zimo expectantly but kept quiet obediently.
Su Zimo remained silent and undecided.
Suddenly, Tang Yu’s eyes were filled with resolve and he said, “If, and I mean if, you’re able to survive 15 minutes against the attacks of the other three Mounted Bandits, Elixir Yang Sect will come forth to your aid!”
Uncle Liang frowned and could not help but remind.
To Uncle Liang, it was not enough of a reason for Elixir Yang Sect to step forth even if Su Zimo could survive 15 minutes against the other three Mounted Bandits.
The moment they did so, it would mean becoming enemies with the three Mounted Bandits and if they didn’t handle that well, it would result in a bloody battle!
“That’s too risky! Even though this man has great potential, he’s not worth it,” Uncle Liang whispered.
Tang Yu shook his head with a resolute expression as he looked at Su Zimo, awaiting the latter’s response.
“Why are you helping me?” Su Zimo looked at Tang Yu and asked calmly.
Admiration flickered through Uncle Liang’s eyes when he saw Su Zimo’s reaction.
Although he did not recommend Tang Yu helping Su Zimo, he acknowledged the fact that this green-robed cultivator was indeed a talent as well.
If it was anybody else, they would have agreed to such a sweet free deal immediately. However, this man was still rational and did not agree to it readily!
Everything else, his calmness alone was far superior to the other disciples of the younger generation.
Tang Yu smiled. “There’s two reasons why I want to help you. First, it’s naturally out of selfish reasons. I value your potential.”
Su Zimo was much less guarded when he saw how honest Tang Yu was. Nodding, he gestured for the latter to continue.
Tang Yu added, “Second, it’s quite a pleasure seeing someone reject Bao Yunfeng’s advances in Xuantian City and kill him instead. I’m impressed.”
“There’s nothing to be impressed about. I merely don’t want to be in the same league as the Four Mounted Bandits,” Su Zimo replied casually.
“That’s the point.”
Waving his folding fan, Tang Yu pointed at the crowd that was gradually fading away. “I guarantee that most cultivators in Xuantian City would not want to be in the same league as the Four Mounted Bandits. However, none of them would dare provoke the Four Mounted Bandits, much less resist them.”
“At the beginning, every cultivator might have aspired to be a just and righteous person. However, as time passes, their resolve fades as well as they eventually bow down in the face of the cruel reality. In fact, they might even turn into the type of people that they have once looked down on.”
“However, you are different.”
Tang Yu’s gaze landed on Su Zimo eventually as he said with a bright tone, “I can still see your resolve, your conviction! There are not many people who can stay true to their hearts and push forth courageously in the cultivation world. You are one of them.”
Ji Chengtian and the others were the most emotional over Tang Yu’s words.
As Tang Yu had mentioned, all of them hated the Four Mounted Bandits and did not want to be in the same league as them.
However, when Bao Yunfeng came forth to recruit them, they felt a heavy load on their shoulders and went against their hearts, bearing intentions of bowing down.
Smacking his lips, Su Zimo said in a self-deprecating manner, “Most people like me don’t live long lives.”
“And that is why I’m here to help,” Tang Yu smiled.
Su Zimo was slightly dazed when he met with the sparkle in Tang Yu’s eyes as he felt a strange sensation surging in his heart. Hurriedly, he changed the topic and asked, “You said that you value my potential. Is there something that you want me to do?”
Tang Yu nodded. “Right now, there are many powerful figures gathered within Xuantian City all for the sake of the ruins of an ancient sect. At that time, I hope that you’ll be on the side of Elixir Yang Sect.”
Ancient sect ruins!
Ji Chengtian and the others were excited at the sound of that.
The opportunities and treasures within the ruins of an ancient sect were much more than a Golden Core’s cave abode!
Furthermore, if even cultivators of Glass Palace, Malevolent Earth Sect and the unorthodox groups were gathered here, it was proof that the ruins were not ordinary.
Suddenly, Uncle Liang said, “That’s for the future. We’ll talk about it if you manage to survive.”
Su Zimo pondered for a moment before saying, “I’ll give you an answer tomorrow morning.”
Tang Yu nodded. Just as he was about to turn and leave, Xiaoning stepped forth and asked with a slightly blushed face, “Y-Young Master Tang, how did you manage to identify that I was an Elixir Refinement Master?”
Suddenly, Su Zimo spoke, “Fellow Daoist, although your male disguise is superb, there are still some flaws.”
Ji Chengtian and the others were slightly stunned and turned to look at Tang Yu instinctively.
Even though Tang Yu was extremely good-looking with eyes like a painting, there was an Adam’s apple and his chest was flat – how was he a woman?
Instinctively, Tang Yu asked, “What flaws?”
“Although the fragrance you emit is very faint, you can’t hide it from me.”
By cultivating the Mystic Classic of the Twelve Demon Kings of the Great Wilderness, Su Zimo had already cleared his nose orifice and he was much more sensitive towards scents compared to others!