Wind Cloud City, Immortal Welcoming Restaurant.
Su Zimo’s group of four arrived at the place and sat by a random table on the third floor by the window. There were many delicacies made from the flesh of remnant beasts and immortal fruits on the table. The fragrance was overwhelming.
Ru Xuan ate with relish.
Earlier on, Nangong Ling had scared the other party off by revealing his name in front of everyone. Right now, he was in a great mood with that flash of authority!
Liu Hanyan leaned against the window and gazed at the bustling city. She smiled and felt much more relaxed.
Su Zimo was still holding onto the Heaven Slaying Sword Art and comprehending it as though nobody was around.
“Senior Sister, what’s that black stone?”
Ru Xuan stuffed something in her mouth and sent a voice transmission with her spirit consciousness.
“I’m not sure either. I just have a feeling that the stone is extraordinary.”
Liu Hanyan said, “When we return to the sect, I’ll let Master identify it.”
Right then, a commotion broke out downstairs, growing louder.
“Have you heard? A Hundred Refinement Sect cultivator found a treasure!”
“I think it’s a Lava Crystal! There was nearly a fight earlier on!”
“Ah, that’s a top-grade spirit material that even Dharma Characteristic Dao Lords would wish for!”
When they heard the discussions, Nangong Ling and the other two exchanged glances with grim expressions. Their eyes were filled with mixed emotions.
They were delighted because Liu Hanyan had indeed found a treasure.
They were worried that the news had already spread.
Furthermore, at this rate, the entire Wind Cloud City would know about it before long!
Nangong Ling grit his teeth and said hatefully, “It must be that person who was upset that he did not obtain the treasure and leaked the news.”
“Humans are truly sinister.”
Ru Xuan said angrily.
Su Zimo was not surprised.
From the way the eagle-eyed cultivator left, he could guess that things were not over yet!
Su Zimo glanced at the horizon. “It’s getting late. We’ve been circling Wind Cloud City for a long time. It’s time to head back.”
This time round, Nangong Ling and the other two had no objections.
The three of them knew that once news of the Lava Crystal spread, they would be the center of attention and countless eyes would be watching!
The longer they stayed outside, the more dangerous it would be!
At that moment, Nangong Ling and the other two could vaguely sense that there were more than ten powerful auras approaching the Immortal Welcoming Restaurant!
Many cultivators in the restaurant looked over with sparkling eyes.
All of a sudden!
Heavy footsteps sounded from downstairs.
The footsteps were extremely strange and every single step seemed to be able to affect everyone’s hearts, causing them to skip a beat as well!
Unknowingly, the tempo of everyone’s heartbeats changed along with the change in pace of the footsteps.
Gradually, it matched the footsteps!
After what seemed like a long time, a tall and mighty figure appeared at the top of the stairs. His long hair fluttered and his gaze was deep, as though it contained the vast starry skies!
The footsteps stopped abruptly!
It did not ring for a long time.
It was only at this moment that everyone present felt that something was amiss!
After the footsteps stopped, their heartbeats stopped as well!
Some of the cultivators’ expressions turned increasingly terrible.
Their hearts stopped beating and their bloodlines stopped circulating!
Some of the cultivators were extremely pale and beads of sweat rolled down their foreheads.
Some cultivators could not take it and fell to the side.
Some cultivators struggled to break free from the suffocating feeling and panted heavily, looking at the intruder in horror.
The expressions of Nangong Ling and the other two turned extremely terrible as well!
His footsteps alone could control the heartbeat of others!
The person had just appeared and shocked everyone without saying anything!
On the third floor, the only one who looked calm was Su Zimo who was reading.
However, in this massive restaurant, Su Zimo was truly inconspicuous and not many people noticed him.
Sensing the pain of Nangong Ling and the other two, Su Zimo flicked his finger without raising his head.
A clear and melodious sword hum burst forth from his fingertip. It was so soft that only Nangong Ling and the other two could hear it.
However, it was this sword hum that made Nangong Ling and the other two’s heartbeats return to normal. Their auras were stable and their bloodlines flowed again.
Ru Xuan whispered, “Heavenly Dipper Sect’s Cheng Peng, Phenomenon Ranking 15!”
“This is getting tricky. I hope they’re not after us,” Nangong Ling sent a voice transmission.
He could use the status of Hundred Refinement Sect and his reputation as the 83rd of the Phenomenon Ranking to force back the eagle-eyed cultivator.
As for Cheng Peng, be it the sect behind him or his position in the Phenomenon Ranking, he was superior to Nangong Ling!
While Nangong Ling was praying, Cheng Peng turned his head slightly and his gaze landed on the four of them. He walked over slowly with an expressionless face.
Nangong Ling frowned.
Ru Xuan looked at Su Zimo and Nangong Ling, asking repeatedly through voice transmission, “What should we do? What should we do?”
In the blink of an eye, Cheng Peng had already arrived before Nangong Ling’s group.
His tall figure almost formed a shadow that shrouded everyone, causing Nangong Ling and the other two to feel a sense of pressure.
Helpless, Nangong Ling could only grit his teeth and stand up, cupping his fists. “I’m Nangong Ling of Hundred Refinement Sect. Greetings, Fellow Daoist Cheng Peng.”
“Those three are also cultivators of Hundred Refinement Sect.”
Nangong Ling gave a brief introduction with a smile.
Liu Hanyan and Ru Xuan stood up and cupped their fists towards Cheng Peng, nodding.
Su Zimo was the only one who sat on the spot motionlessly, looking at the ancient book in his hands as though he was completely immersed in it.
Cheng Peng swept his gaze and did not take it to heart when he saw that Su Zimo was also a Nascent Soul cultivator and looked unfamiliar.
“I heard that you bought a Lava Crystal.”
Cheng Peng said bluntly, “I need this Lava Crystal. What do you want in exchange?”
Nangong Ling frowned.
Cheng Peng’s words were extremely domineering without any room for negotiation.
Nangong Ling smiled embarrassedly. “Fellow Daoist, we were the ones who bought this Lava Crystal first. It’s of great use to us…”
“I’ll say it again.”
Cheng Peng’s gaze was cold as he interrupted Nangong Ling. “I want this Lava Crystal. Do you want to trade or not?”
Nangong Ling’s expression was terrible.
From the looks of it, Cheng Peng was bent on obtaining the Lava Crystal!
However, if they were to fight, he was definitely not a match for that person.
Even if the three of them worked together, it wouldn’t work!
He was ranked 83 on the Phenomenon Ranking while Cheng Peng was ranked 15. The difference in their combat strength was way too great!
Nangong Ling looked at Liu Hanyan and took a deep breath. Clenching his fists, he said in a deep voice, “Fellow Daoist, Heavenly Dipper Sect is one of the nine major immortal sects. Our Hundred Refinement Sect is also one of the four unorthodox groups. All of us belong to the righteous Dao, are you thinking of taking it by force?”
Cheng Peng laughed, his eyes filled with mockery. “Four unorthodox groups? In another month, your Hundred Refinement Sect will be removed from the four unorthodox groups! Do you think I’ll have any reservations?”
Before he could finish his sentence, Cheng Peng’s gaze intensified and he reached out with his palm. Stars filled the skies and enveloped Nangong Ling’s group of four with a terrifying might!
Nangong Ling and the other two were shocked!
They had not expected Cheng Peng to be so domineering and brazen as to rob them openly in Wind Cloud City!
Furthermore, the three of them felt as though their Dharmic powers were restricted by the stars and could not be channeled at all!