“At least nine bolts.”
Chu Liuyue’s eyelids twitched harshly, and she almost suspected that she had heard wrongly. She seriously asked, “Are you serious?”
The ancestor fell into a temporary silence again. “…You need to do this to trigger the lightning and refine the Yuan instrument… But don’t worry. With your current abilities, nine bolts of lightning won’t be a problem!”
Chu Liuyue didn’t feel assured by that at all.
Shangguan Jing continued, “Actually, this is also extremely beneficial for you. If you can successfully endure the lightning’s power, it will definitely stabilize your foundation further. Your physical strength will also increase.”
It was naturally extraordinary to have lightning nourishing one’s body.
Chu Liuyue thought for a while before slowly saying, “Okay!”
Since the ancestor has already suggested it, he must think that I can do it. Since this is so, why don’t I give it a try?
The ancestor was clearly very happy as well. Back then, I personally triggered the lightning and refined the Long Yuan Sword. If Chu Liuyue can succeed now, it would mean that she has inherited and completed my legacy to a certain extent.
“There’s a star stone that I used before in the Long Yuan Sword. You can directly take it out to use it. It’s best if you can find a quiet and isolated mountain peak so that you won’t affect others when you’re triggering the lightning,” reminded Shangguan Jing seriously.
Chu Liuyue thought for a moment and recalled that Qing Yuan Mountain’s surroundings had a few peaks that nobody would go to normally.
Additionally, after Chong Xu Cabinet met with that crisis earlier on, those few mountain peaks were damaged to different extents. Hence, they were even more isolated now. It would be the most suitable to pick that location.
“Let’s do it as soon as possible. It would be easier to divert the Heaven and Earth Force at night, so why don’t we go today?”
Chu Liuyue went to Yan Lin Peak—which was beside Qing Yuan Mountain—alone.
Even if more than a year had passed, it was still easy to see traces of the intense battle that took place on the mountain peak.
Countless trees were broken on the peak, and they were sprawled everywhere.
Chu Liuyue came all the way to the peak.
The mountaintop had been shaved, and it was very smooth and tidy, which was convenient for Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue surveyed the surroundings. After ensuring there was no problem, she stood still in the middle. Then, she searched within the Long Yuan Sword for a moment.
A thought flashed across her mind. With a low sound, a gigantic star stone appeared in front of her.
The star stone was as tall as a person, and it was presented in a cube form. On the surface, it was a dark black-blue color. Upon closer look, one could see the dots of stars on it, which looked as dazzling as the night sky.
There were countless clear sword marks on it. One could just imagine what this star stone had experienced before.
A faint suppression exuded from it.
“All these stars are the lightning power that has been left in it. After so many years, I thought it would be sealed forever. I didn’t expect for it to see the light of day again.” The ancestor sighed.
Chu Liuyue was amazed in her heart.
“Now, you just have to refine the Cloud-Sky Copper Sword against this until the heart appears.” Shangguan Jing’s voice became much more solemn. “The entire process will exhaust a lot of energy and strength, so you must be prepared.”
Chu Liuyue nodded; then, she jumped up and landed on the star stone.
Her wrist turned, and the Cloud-Sky Copper Sword appeared in her palm.
She looked up.
The night sky had fallen.
Dazzling stars gradually appeared in the black curtain. Slowly, they became a sea of stars that floated around.
Chu Liuyue took a deep breath in and held the hilt with one hand as the other hand pressed the sword body against the star stone. Then, she began to refine it.
At the same time, in the Jiang Residence.
Inside the study, Jiang Yucheng put down the pen in his hands and looked at Jiang Yuzhi. “You came just to tell me this?”
After Jiang Yuzhi came home today, she had been clamoring to see him. But he was frustrated because of Weichi Song today, so he told her to wait outside first.
After handling his tasks and calming down, he then called her in. I originally thought that something that could make her willingly wait for so long must be something urgent. I didn’t expect that… It was actually because of Chu Liuyue!
Jiang Yuzhi looked indignant. “Brother, that Chu Liuyue is such a bully! You must serve justice for me!”
Jiang Yucheng leaned against his chair and rubbed his brows.
He knew very clearly what kind of person his sister was. Normally, he always doted on her and gave in to her for everything. However, he didn’t expect her to become worse and to become so relentless over a sword.
“Yuzhi, let’s not talk about whether you can confirm if the person is her. Even if it really is her, there’s no reason for you to cause trouble for her. No matter if it’s this time or the previous time, the other party gave money and didn’t forcefully steal from you.”
Jiang Yuzhi angrily said, “It must be her! Other than her, who would dare to go against me in the entire Xi Ling? Besides, Tingan said that the sword isn’t even worth 10,000 white crystals, yet she had to fight with me. Isn’t she doing it on purpose?!”
Jiang Yucheng looked nonchalant. Jiang Yuzhi can’t tell, but I’ve understood Xiahou Tingan very clearly. He wanted to use this chance to get into Jiang Yuzhi’s good books, but he didn’t expect someone to intervene. Not only did that person steal his chance to suck up to Jiang Yuzhi, but she even angered him. He is the Xiahou family’s young master after all, and they are still raising him. Thus, he totally doesn’t have so much ‘extra money.’ In the end, he pushed all of the blame to Chu Liuyue.
He looked down on Xiahou Tingan’s actions and couldn’t help but despise him. “Do you listen to whatever Xiahou Tingan tells you? Yuzhi, you must remember that he’s chasing you and that he’s not worthy of you. You mustn’t let him lead you by the nose.”
But how could Jiang Yuzhi listen to this at this point? Her heart was just filled with the humiliation she suffered twice. “I only listen to him when he’s right! Chu Liuyue is clearly going against me. Brother, you must help me teach her a good lesson.”
Jiang Yucheng was frustrated. “She has already entered Chong Xu Cabinet and has become Weichi Song’s personal disciple now. She’s even quite reputable in Xi Ling City… If I touch her at this point, it will definitely attract a lot of attention. This matter isn’t as simple as you think.”
Jiang Yuzhi widened her eyes. “Brother, you’re the Third Princess’s Prince Consort! Would anyone dare to say that you’re wrong? What’s there to worry about teaching a Chu Liuyue a lesson?!”
Jiang Yucheng’s gaze instantly turned cold as his eyes turned into daggers as he stared at her. “Who taught you all of this?!”
Jiang Yuzhi shuddered and then recalled what Xiahou Tingan said previously. Brother is high in power, but he must be very careful now…
She shrunk her neck and immediately softened her tone. “Nobody taught me… Brother, I’m your biological sister, and I’m not stupid. I know what to do and what not to do… I didn’t mean it previously. Please don’t take it to heart…”
Jiang Yucheng’s gaze turned warmer, but his voice was still cold. “Go back first. I’ll take it as if you didn’t mention this.”