This was Ping Liang Square outside Xi Ling City. The entire square was made with expensive and rare marble, which formed much of the ground.
This square also had many transportation formations. The one that Chu Liuyue used was in the centermost position.
When the duo walked out of the tunnel in the middle, the originally lively square quietened down instantly.
Countless pairs of eyes looked over.
Here, many people rushed over from all sorts of places every day. Many people also left Xi Ling, so there had always been a flow of people coming in and out. But as the central transportation formation was connected to Bei Jiang’s Heaven’s Canopy, it normally wasn’t used.
Now that two people suddenly appeared, they attracted quite a few people’s attention.
When they saw the duo’s appearance, the square became even quieter.
The man was tall and was wearing a blue robe, with a white jade belt around his waist that enunciated his smooth contours. Besides, his eyes were actually blue. Just one glance at them, and they would appear to be the cleanest and purest icicles.
But his face looked sweet, which made his originally icy eyes more dimensional.
He surveyed the surroundings lightly, and quite a few women blushed.
Such an outstanding appearance was indeed rare, but the woman standing beside him didn’t pale in comparison. In fact, she was more eye-catching.
Her figure was thin and petite, together with her red clothes and her hair simply tied up. There were no other extra accessories on her, but her skin was as white as snow, and her brows were like a distant mountain. Her nose was high and straight, and her eyes were especially charming like a black gem.
The sunlight shone into her eyes and reflected a dazzling river of stars. But the elegance that faintly exuded from her brows made her look even more mesmerizing, causing one to fear and respect her.
Such a woman was very beautiful and was very distinguished. Even though quite a few men looked at her and blushed, and their hearts beat wildly, they didn’t dare to move forward.
“They came out from that transportation formation. Did they come from outside Heaven’s Canopy?” A soft question sounded from the crowd.
That sentence finally broke the silence.
The crowd exchanged looks among themselves. “I think so. Isn’t this the transportation formation that connects to Bei Jiang…? Recently, quite a few people have arrived from there.”
“That man looks rather familiar… Blue eyes… Sweetness in them… Isn’t that Young Master Jian?!”
“Which Young Master Jian?”
“The one from Dragon Teeth Mountain! Did you forget—”
Quite a few people suddenly took a deep breath in.
Jian Fengchi! He always traveled mysteriously, and with his distinguished status, not many people had seen him. However, he was very famous in Xi Ling City.
Even though they couldn’t confirm, that man looked very similar to what was described in the rumors.
It’s 80% him!
“If that’s really Jian Fengchi, the woman next to him—Ah! She’s actually just a stage-three warrior? She looks like she’s around 15 or 16, but why is she just a stage-three warrior?!”
The crowd quietened down.
The gazes that were originally filled with surprise and curiosity instantly became strange.
“She definitely came from outside Heaven’s Canopy!” said someone confidently.
“Ah? Cultivators of that level can come in as well? The ones that previously came were at least peak stage-four…”
“She is quite pretty, but it’s a pity that she’s nothing much…”
“She dares to come to Xi Ling with these abilities. She must have a backing, right?”
“Perhaps her face is her biggest backing!”
Some women spoke softly, and they laughed out loud.
Jian Fengchi raised his brows and chuckled. “They praised you for being pretty.”
Chu Liuyue glanced at him lazily. This person’s focus is always different from others.
“Why are you looking at me? I’m handsome, and I won’t be jealous of your appearance.” Jian Fengchi smiled with even deeper meaning, looking as if he were watching a good show.
But Chu Liuyue looked calm as if she didn’t even care about this. In actual fact, she had already expected this.
Coming from outside Heaven’s Canopy and being a stage-three warrior—just these two factors alone would already bring her quite some trouble.
Besides, she basically came here alone to fight without any backing or background.
This would be even worse.
As the imperial capital of the Tianling Dynasty, Xi Ling City had the most distinguished status, richest resources, and… Strongest cultivators!
In this place, strong warriors were respected. No weak person could survive here.
Everyone that could survive in Xi Ling City was harsh.
Thus, Chu Liuyue had already mentally prepared herself before she came.
This little bit didn’t amount to much.
She looked at the few women that were giggling. Her facial expression didn’t change, but her pair of clear eyes was filled with a certain suppression that made one uneasy.
The few women’s laughter softened, and they felt guilty for some reason as they respectively avoided Chu Liuyue’s gaze.
Chu Liuyue retracted her gaze in satisfaction before walking forward.
“Hold on!” A middle-aged man suddenly walked forward and blocked Chu Liuyue’s path.
He looked burly, and his skin was coal black, while his tense muscles looked like they were going to burst out of his shirt.
Chu Liuyue looked up and saw the person coming. “What’s the matter?”
That middle-aged man sized her up and boomed, “When people that come from outside use our Tianling Dynasty’s transportation formation, you have to pay us! The one you’re using is the biggest, so it’s worth ten white crystals.”
Inside Heaven’s Canopy, silver and gold weren’t their currency. The even more precious white crystals replaced them.
A white crystal outside Heaven’s Canopy was worth 10,000 gold coins.
Ten white crystals amounted to 100,000 gold coins. This was clearly extortion!
Chu Liuyue squinted her eyes dangerously and smiled. You came at the right time!