It was night time.
Liu Yan, Jiang Lingzhu, Ye Gumo and the others had all returned to the temporary residence of the Lingyun Sect.
Not long after, Nie Tian, who had been wandering about for a long time, also returned.
Once Nie Tian returned, he saw Jiang Lingzhu and Ye Gumo happily playing with spirit equipment in their hands. They looked rather pleased.
“Nie Tian, how was it? You didn’t bring back anything?” Ye Gumo brandished a long sword. That longsword had a silver-white halo flashing on it, and it looked rather unordinary, “We’ve all heard about the issue of you buying the Spirit Accumulation Pill. Although the Spirit Accumulation Pill is rare in the Heaven Leaving Domain, you’ll be able to get it with your status, sooner or later.”
Jiang Lingzhu also advised him, “Don’t be too worried. With you around, your grandfather’s injuries can definitely be healed.”
“Thanks for the concern.” Nie Tian replied.
Liu Yan was very frank towards him as he said, “The Spirit Accumulation Pill… we might not be able to get it this time. I’ve asked a few friends to help me buy it from Fei Li, but Fei Li seems to have guessed something, and is resolute in not selling it.”
“Uncle Liu, I’ve troubled you.” Nie Tian expressed his thanks.
When they were talking, Luo Xin and Shi Yi also returned. Shi Yi was holding a heavy bag in his right hand.
Once he walked in, he lifted the cover of the bag, and the Flame Dragon Armor was inside, “Nie Tian, I’ve helped you bring this armor back.”
Shi Yi furrowed his brows and said, “My cultivation is at the later stages of the Zhongtian Realm. However, even if it was me, it would be inconvenient for me to move while wearing this piece of armor.”
“Many thanks to Uncle Shi.” Nie Tian hastily said.
Luo Xin stared at Nie Tian and said, “You don’t listen to advice. This armor clearly doesn’t suit you. Furthermore, it clearly isn’t worth nine thousand spirit stones. Just why did you insist on choosing this?”
Nie Tian awkwardly smiled, but he didn’t explain.
“What? He spent nine thousand spirit stones to buy a piece of armor?” Jiang Lingzhu was speechless.
“Yeah…” Luo Xin gave a simple narration of what had happened earlier.
When everyone had heard her explanation, they looked at Nie Tian with an expression that seemed to call him a spendthrift. They felt that he was young and inexperienced, and was excessively wasteful.
When they were criticizing him, the master of Liu Yan, Shi Yi, and Luo Xin, who was called Wu Xing, also returned. Once Wu Xing entered the room, the people, who were making a racket, immediately lowered their voices.
“Master.” Liu Yan, Shi Yi, and Luo Xin greeted him.
Jiang Lingzhu and Ye Gumo also bowed.
Nie Tian, who had never seen Wu Xing, hesitated for a bit after Wu Xing had entered, and he didn’t take the initiative to greet him. Instead, he stood there blankly.
Via Nie Donghai, Nie Qian, and the others, he had already known that Wu Xing was originally his mother’s master, and he also knew that Wu Xing had placed high hopes on his mother’s body during that year.
Supposedly, the person that Wu Xing took care of dearly was also his mother.
But, because of his mother’s mysterious death, Wu Xing had put the blame on Nie Donghai under a moment of rage and had since disliked the Nie Family.
Afterwards, when Nie Qian was wronged by the Yun Family, when his grandfather had been injured by the cooperation of Yun Meng and Yuan Fengchun, Wu Xing had maintained his silence.
His silence had made the Yun Family even more unbridled and also made many people from the Lingyun Sect feel that his rage towards the Nie Family had never subsided.
It was also because of this, that Nie Beichuan had dared to take the initiative to stand up and make a fuss about Nie Donghai’s injuries, and slowly eat away Nie Donghai’s power, before finally replacing him.
Towards Wu Xing, Nie Tian’s feelings were extremely complicated...
On one hand, he was grateful towards the favouritism that Wu Xing had held for his mother when she was alive, and everything else, that he had given her. On the other hand, he secretly hated that Wu Xing had become emotionless towards the Nie Family after his mother’s death.
Wu Xing, who was wearing green clothes, looked serious. After he entered the room, he immediately looked at Nie Tian.
When Wu Xing entered the crowd of people, he used an examining gaze to size up Nie Tian.
Under his gaze, Nie Tian rose his head and finally met his gaze.
Liu Yan and the other people could see a resentment within Nie Tian’s eyes, that clearly wasn’t covered up.
“Gan Kang looked for me.” Wu Xing was silent for a long time. After that, he suddenly said, “Gan Kang told me that, if you don’t care about the issue of that girl from the An Family, he’ll let Fei Li give the Spirit Accumulation Pill to you for free.”
Anger appeared in Nie Tian’s eyes as he said, “An Shiyi is my recognised nominal sister!”
When the two people spoke, the atmosphere in the room immediately turned stiff. Jiang Lingzhu and Ye Gumo looked at each other and quietly went upstairs, not daring to stay around any longer.
If you considered it from a point of status, Nie Tian, who was Wu Ji’s disciple, counted as Wu Xing’s Junior Disciple.
However, Nie Tian’s mother had been Wu Xing’s most valued disciple in the past.
For the sake of this disciple, Wu Xing had used a lot of effort. Furthermore, he had no greed at all, as he had given all of his most precious pills and spirit equipment to this disciple.
At that time, everyone knew that Nie Jin was Wu Xing’s reverse scale, and they all knew what Wu Xing had done for Nie Jin.
After Nie Jin’s death, Wu Xing had supposedly suffered a heavy blow and had stayed in seclusion for a long time, and during this time no one dared to go and see him.
Because his love for Nie Jin was too deep, Nie Jin’s death had left Wu Xing to think that the Nie Family was the reason for her death, up to the extent that he had been emotionless towards the Nie Family since then.
The result of his emotionlessness was Nie Qian being repudiated by Yun Zhiguo, and Nie Donghai being seriously injured.
Currently, the son of his most loved disciple had a new lease on life and was unexpectedly fancied by Wu Ji, which had caused Nie Tian to be his Junior Disciple. This was something that Wu Xing had never predicted.
“Senior Brother…” Luo Xin timidly said. She continuously hinted to Liu Yan, and indicated for him to advise Nie Tian.
Liu Yan bitterly smiled and waved his hand, asking Luo Xin and Shi Yi to go up first.
Luo Xin and Shi Yi, who had felt the oppressive atmosphere, seemed to have received a pardon and hurriedly went upstairs, just like Jiang Lingzhu and Ye Gumo had done previously.
After they had left, Liu Yan coughed and said: “Master, that… when An Shiyi was in Black Cloud City, she gave Nie Tian a spot to enter the Green Illusion Realm’s trial. That girl from the An Family truly gave Nie Tian a big favour. If it weren’t for the transformation that occurred to Nie Tian during the Green Illusion Realm, he might not have been fancied by Uncle Master, so…” He tried to ease the tension in the atmosphere.
Wu Xing shot a glance at him and indifferently said, “I’m just helping Gan Kang spread a message. I’m not going to force him to make a decision. Currently, he is my Junior Disciple, I wouldn’t dare to make a decision for him.”
Liu Yan secretly let out a breath of relief.
Wu Xing looked at the Flame Dragon Armor that was within the bag. He slightly furrowed his brows and asked, “What is that?”
Liu Yan hurriedly explained everything.
“Nine thousand spirit stones to buy a third grade middle ranked armor? Making trouble!” Wu Xing spat out this sentence and walked upstairs with a cold expression that seemed to hate iron for not becoming steel.
“You’re not my master, do I need you to care?” Nie Tian whispered.
“Aih.” Liu Yan sighed and said, “The deepness of love will cause the intensity of hatred. Youngster, you don’t know how dear my master loved my Junior Sister. After my Junior Sister died, he didn’t recover for a long time. The feelings that he had towards my Junior Sister… was deeper than anyone else.”
“Actually, in my opinion, he regarded my Junior Sister as his daughter.”
“Perhaps he somewhat failed to carry out his duty, during the issue that happened in the Nie Family afterwards, but this was just because of the resentment in his heart. You shouldn’t resent him too much either.”
“Your grandfather’s injury can still be remedied. As for your aunt Nie Qian, if that Yun Zhiguo truly loved her, he wouldn’t have done something like that either.” He continued to talk.
However, Nie Tian had been silent from the beginning.
It was also at that moment.
Within a manor in the Ling Bao Court, that was used to receive foreigners, the foreigner Lai Yi was within a soundproof barrier that was created within the room. He was secretly talking with two other Lianqi Warriors that had also come from outside the domain.
“The blood stone in the Flame Dragon Armor has activated!” Lai Yi’s way of talking was completely different from his silence during the daytime. He had an expression of ecstasy, “We’ve searched for it for so long, and we could only find out that the bloodstone was passed through many hands, before it finally stranded in the Heaven Leaving Domain. Originally, I thought that I would only be able to bring a few high ranked spirit equipments back during this trip to the Heaven Leaving Domain. I never would’ve thought, however, that the bloodstone would unexpectedly show itself!”
“Actually, I didn’t have too much hope while selling the Flame Dragon Armor. Who would’ve thought that a youngster would buy it on the first day!”
Lai Yi was incessantly excited.
Within the stone room, the other two foreign Lianqi Warriors also had excited expressions, when they heard that the bloodstone had unexpectedly appeared.
“If we can get the bloodstone, we’ll definitely have done a great merit after we return!”
“Only with the bloodstone can the Flame Dragon Armor be considered to be complete and truly display its might!”
“Master will definitely reward us heavily!”
The three people were suddenly rubbing their hands. Because of that bloodstone, they had actually turned mad.
“Compared to the bloodstone, our mission during the trip this time doesn’t amount to much.” Lai Yi gradually quietened down, as he said, “I’ve asked around. That kid’s identity isn’t ordinary. If we want to live in this Heaven Leaving Domain, there would be some problems if we made a move against that kid. Heh, but we aren’t Lianqi Warriors from this Heaven Leaving Domain. No matter what method we use, as long as we can seize the bloodstone and the Flame Dragon Armor, we won’t have anything to worry about, once we return to master.”
“When are you planning to make a move?” One person asked.
“If there’s an opportunity, then I’ll make a move during these two days and take away the bloodstone and the Flame Dragon Armor and leave! If not, we’ll wait until the Treasure Viewing Gathering ends and make a move while they’re going back!” Lai Yi’s expression turned gloomy, as he made this decision.
Translator: Stupid Sean
Editor: Slutty Sietse