After a moment of silence, Liu Hanyan smiled gently and looked up at Su Zimo with watery eyes. “We’ve digressed. We still don’t know your name, Fellow Daoist.”
Su Zimo pondered for a moment. “My name is Mo Ling.”
That was a name that he used back when he was a Weapon Refinement Master and was famous in the capital of Great Zhou.
Now that he was about to arrive at the largest weapon refinement sect in Tianhuang Mainland and was using that name, it was rather interesting.
Both Liu Hanyan and Ru Xuan thought to themselves but realized that they had never heard of it before.
Back then, Mo Ling had only made a name for himself in the Great Zhou Dynasty. Even the cultivators of the North Region had not heard of him, let alone the cultivators of the Middle Continent.
A hundred years later, there were even fewer people who could link Su Zimo and Mo Ling together.
Nangong Ling’s gaze flickered and he asked in a seemingly casual manner, “Fellow Daoist, you don’t seem weak. Which sect are you from?”
Su Zimo could tell that Nangong Ling was testing him. However, he was prepared and replied indifferently with a calm expression, “I’m an itinerant cultivator without any sect or faction.”
Nangong Ling frowned.
“There’s something odd about his identity. He’s definitely not telling the truth!”
Nangong Ling secretly sent a voice transmission to Liu Hanyan and Ru Xuan.
Ru Xuan replied hurriedly, “I had the same feeling! How could he know about our secret Scarlet Flame Heart Sutra if he’s not from any sect or faction!”
The Scarlet Flame Heart Sutra was no casual cultivation technique.
There were many lineages within Hundred Refinement Sect but they were the only ones qualified to cultivate!
Not to mention itinerant cultivators from other sects, even cultivators from other factions were not qualified to cultivate!
Although there were not many cultivators in Nangong Ling’s lineage, their status in Hundred Refinement Sect was extremely high!
The reason why their lineage was called Extreme Fire was to commemorate their grandmaster.
The Scarlet Flame Heart Sutra was passed down by their Founder Master and was not to be underestimated.
Even if a cultivator could obtain the mental cultivation technique, few of them would be able to cultivate it successfully.
How could Nangong Ling and the other two not be shocked when they met an unknown cultivator outside the sect who knew the Scarlet Flame Heart Sutra?
At the same time, Dao Lord Extreme Fire’s voice sounded in Su Zimo’s mind, “Ask them about Hellfire Hall.”
Su Zimo coughed gently and asked, “I heard that man mention that he was from Hellfire Hall. What’s their background?”
Nangong Ling and the other two were surprised when they heard that question.
Ru Xuan was straightforward and glared at him. “You’ve never even heard of Hellfire Hall?”
“I’m not a cultivator of the Middle Continent and am from another region. I really don’t know the name of Hellfire Hall.”
Su Zimo raised his brow and said deliberately, “Why? Is Hellfire Hall famous and more powerful than Hundred Refinement Sect?”
As though someone had stepped on her tail, Ru Xuan jumped and shouted, “How is that possible?!”
She said in a huff, “Hellfire Hall is a traitor of our Hundred Refinement Sect! They’ve only made a name for themselves in recent years. How can they compare to us?”
Su Zimo asked, “Who betrayed Hundred Refinement Sect?”
This question was naturally asked by Dao Lord Extreme Fire.
Nangong Ling and the other two were stunned by the question and a hint of confusion flashed through their eyes – it was clear that they did not know much about this.
Ru Xuan gritted her teeth. “In any case, he’s definitely a traitor! I heard that the capabilities of the Master of Hellfire Hall were learned from our Hundred Refinement Sect!”
When Su Zimo saw that Nangong Ling and the other two were young and probably did not know about these ancient secrets, he did not continue asking.
Su Zimo thought for a moment and asked again, “Why did that cultivator of Hellfire Hall chase you here despite the dangers?”
“It’s naturally because…”
Ru Xuan was about to reply when a deep voice sounded in her mind, interrupting her!
Nangong Ling hurriedly sent a voice transmission. “We don’t know his identity and background. Don’t tell him everything.”
“You can’t judge a book by its cover. In the cultivation world, sinister and cunning people are everywhere. We have to be careful and not get betrayed without knowing!”
Ru Xuan stuck out her tongue and looked at Su Zimo warily with a guarded expression.
Su Zimo smiled nonchalantly. “It’s fine if it’s inconvenient to talk about it.”
For some reason, Liu Hanyan had an indescribable trust in Su Zimo in her heart.
This man had a rough appearance and could not be considered handsome. However, he was open and honest. Every single move he made exuded an unrestrained aura.
Furthermore, that person had just saved them.
“The reason why the people of Hellfire Hall are chasing us is because of the two items we just obtained.”
Liu Hanyan ignored Nangong Ling’s gaze and said, “Meteorite and Malevolent Earth Black Bronze!”
These were two top-grade materials for refining Dharmic weapons!
After Dao Lord Extreme Fire’s intense revision during this period of time, the origin of the two materials flashed through his mind.
As the name suggested, Meteorites were stars that fell from the skies.
The stars in the heavens were massive and every single one of them possessed an extremely terrifying power.
According to the ancient records, there were ancient emperors who used supreme divine powers to pluck the stars.
Under the vast night sky, the Dao fire burned with an Emperor Weapon as tribute, causing the world to tremble!
After the death of the star, its power weakened continuously. By the time it fell to the ground, there was barely any power left, be it in terms of size or power.
Even so, the Heaven and Earth powers contained within the meteorites were extremely pure and were still top-grade materials for refining Dharmic weapons!
Dao Lord Extreme Fire had once mentioned to Su Zimo that if he used meteorites to refine Dharmic weapons, he might even have a chance of creating a connate Dharmic weapon with six Dharmic patterns!
As for the Malevolent Earth Black Bronze, it was also a top-grade treasure with rich Heaven and Earth powers.
Black Bronze was a rare spirit material to begin with. If he wanted to condense a small piece of Malevolent Earth Black Bronze, he would have to nourish it for 10,000 years in a place surrounded by Malevolent Earth!
It could be said that the two materials were priceless and the appearance of the two materials alone would attract many experts to fight for them!
Liu Hanyan seemed to have thought of something and there was a hint of worry between her brows. “After some time, our Hundred Refinement Sect will have a weapon refinement battle with Hellfire Hall. At that time, all the major sects will be present and Hundred Refinement Sect won’t be able to afford to lose.”
Su Zimo nodded.
Hellfire Hall had mobilized a large force to kill Nangong Ling and the other two and snatch away the two top-grade spirit materials so that they would gain a slight advantage in the upcoming weapon refinement competition.
Noticing the worry in Liu Hanyan’s eyes, Su Zimo could not help but ask, “You’ve already saved the two spirit materials. Are you still worried?”
Liu Hanyan nodded and said, “The person that Hellfire Hall sent out for the competition is a genius in weapon refinement. He once forged a Connate Perfected Lord Dharmic weapon personally. I can’t compare to him in that aspect.”
It was way too difficult to refine connate Dharmic weapons.
Prior to this, even with his spirit perception, Su Zimo could only create perfect-grade spirit weapons.
Some of his connate spirit weapons were repaired using damaged ones.
It was much less difficult than creating a connate Dharmic weapon.
Su Zimo asked, “What happens if you lose?”
Liu Hanyan pursed her lips and remained silent for a long time before saying bitterly, “Among the four unorthodox groups, Hundred Refinement Sect might be replaced.”
“How dare he!”
A furious voice sounded from the Mingwang Prayer Bead.
Immediately after, a scorching aura spread out as though it wanted to incinerate the heavens!