Chapter 565: That name sounds familiar
One by one, hundreds of Corpse Soldiers all spontaneously combust.
“No! No! My Corpse Army! Why? How can it be like this?!”
In the short span of a tea time, the Corpse Soldiers below them have been thoroughly and completely burned away, not even the ashes remain.
On the other hand, the last person Gong Qianxue’s subordinate had thrown down only has several lumps of flesh bitten from his hand, but he is quite alive.
Gong Qianxue stupidly looks at the wide, empty floor below her. Her eyes are widened into circles, her breathing is rushed and shallow. For quite a while, she couldn’t come back to her senses.
Those Corpse Soldiers, how much effort and resources has she spent, painstakingly, in order to raise them?
Not only that, she still had to endure Liu Se, incessantly fawning over that disgusting woman and calling her ‘jiejie’.
But now, her years of hard and meticulous care, her dream of reigning over the Yanwu Continent, they’re all ruined in just a blink of an eye.
“Why? How could the Corpse Soldiers die? Aren’t they supposed to be undead and indestructible?”
Gong Qianxue raves hysterically, her beautiful features are sinister and frightening.
Abruptly, it seems like she remembers something, her face draining of color, “It’s the Mother Gu, the Mother Gu was destroyed! Liu Se is dead?”
“Liu Se, that waste is actually dead?! How could she die?!”
“Who murdered Liu Se? They ruined my Corpse Army!!”
Gong Qianxue screams and shrieks, her body exuding a dark and vicious energy that fills the air, making everyone move three steps away from her.
A long while later, Gong Qianxue’s countenance slowly restores its calm.
But an extremely bitter and resentful gleam bursts within her eyes, “It’s Jun Muyan, it’s that woman again! Liu Se left in order to kill that woman, not expecting to be killed by her instead!”
“Jun Muyan, you slut, why must you go against me again and again!!”
“Princess!” Qian Qing abruptly but cautiously steps forward. Lowering his voice, “Princess, this subordinate also knows of that Jun Muyan. She passed the Senior Doctor Examination of my Xuan Medical Pavilion, moreover, she had even publicly killed my apprentice.”
Gong Qianxue’s gloomy, cold gaze slowly shifts towards him, “Do you have some means to deal with this slut?”
Qian Qing’s mouth slightly lifts up, showing a faint arc, “Doesn’t the Princess need a doctor to come and raise the Mother Gu? This subordinate believes that the doctor from Junji Medical Center is the best choice for it.”
Hearing that, Gong Qianxue’s eyes brightens a bit, “That’s right. Losing these Corpse Soldiers, Ben Gong could still make another group.”
“Not just the doctor from Junji Medical Center – using the name of Xuan Medical Pavilion, you will gather all the doctors in the Yanwu Continent. By then…”
Qian Qing casts down a cruel smile: “By then, these doctors will either surrender and pay allegiance to the Princess, or they can only turn into nourishment for the Mother Gu. Princess, you hold Jing Cheng’s army in your hands; the Heavenly Road Sect and the Great Master Jian Feng are behind you; and if you make all the doctors in the realm become your subordinates, why would you worry about not being able to unify the Yanwu Continent?”
Listening to his words, Gong Qianxue lowly laughs in pleasure.
Her anger from having her meticulously raised Corpse Soldiers just destroyed, it also seems to lessen by a lot.
Recalling Jun Muyan however, she grits her teeth again. Nevertheless, she reveals a malicious smile, “Jun Muyan, haha, since you have the ability, Ben Gong will make you into an incubator for my Mother Gu!”
Qian Qing mutters those syllables. He’s slightly frowning, like he wants to say something.
This name, why does it sound a bit familiar?
It’s as if he’s heard of it a very long time ago.
Like suddenly remembering something, Qian Qing’s eyes snap wide open, slivers of incredulity rippling in his gaze.
Chapter 564: Rear
Each of these Corpse Soldiers have the cultivation of Earth Stage or higher.
But this isn’t the most terrible part.
The worst thing is that each and every one of them are not afraid to die, not afraid of pain.
Even if their hands and feet are cut down, they could still go on dauntlessly and fight.
Even when they truly die, as long as the Gu children in their bodies are extracted, they could still create more Corpse Soldiers.
Gong Qianxue smugly raises her eyebrows. Suddenly, she lightly claps her hands.
Someone immediately moves forward, throwing a tall man into the group of Corpse Soldiers.
As soon as that man reaches the ground, he immediately stares at Gong Qianxue with hostility. The whole person jumps up into the air, recklessly throwing himself towards her, “Gong Qianxue, you poisonous woman, my father and mother are coming!!”
But before that man could fully take off, the Corpse Soldiers below swarm around him.
He tries his hardest to operate his Internal Force and resist, but he’s heavily outnumbered after all. Very quickly, he exhausts all his Internal Force, and he’s pressed down under the bodies of Corpse Soldiers.
A sad and shrill scream comes through from underneath that pile of bodies.
Qian Qing watches below, as the Corpse Soldiers tear into the man’s flesh by the mouthful. He couldn’t help but shudder.
This time, apart from envy and admiration, his face also shows some traces of fear, “These… these Corpse Soldiers are really too incredible. In this way, Princess, who would still dare to oppose you here on the Yanwu Continent?”
Gong Qianxue claps a second time. At that signal, Practitioners are sent one after another into the pile of Corpse Soldiers.
They too, without exception, are torn into scraps by the Soldiers, even their bones and leather straps are completely eaten up.
In the middle of this terrible and gory atmosphere-
Gong Qianxue nevertheless looks relaxed, stretching out her long and delicate fingers, lightly fiddling with her manicured nails. With a smile: “These Corpse Soldiers may be powerful, but in the end, their numbers are still too few. Ben Gong got a batch of Gu bugs from Liu Se-jiejie*, which are specially designed for making Corpse Soldiers. To rear them however, these Gu bugs require a particular method, and so I’d like to ask Godly Doctor Qian to lend a hand with that.”
Qian Qing stares, even more fearful and deferential: “Please say it, Princess.”
“Contrary to what you might expect, raising the Soldiers’ Gu Children is quite easy, so long as there’s enough fresh bodies from living people. The Mother Gu however, require the gentlest type Internal Force for them develop. After that, they would swallow each other until finally, one turns into a Gu King.”
“The… the gentlest type of Internal Force?”
Gong Qianxue looks at him meaningfully, “Under the sun, is there anything gentler than the Internal Force of doctors and apothecaries? After all, the Internal Force of the other Practitioners is used for killing, while doctors and apothecaries use their Internal Force to save people.”
Qian Qing’s ass hits to floor, and he sits there, looking terrified, “Princess, this subordinate is loyal and devoted to you, you… you won’t use this subordinate’s body to raise the Gu, will you?”
Gong Qianxue smiles and says: “Dr. Qian must be joking. Your loyalty to Beng Gong was never in doubt, how could Ben Gong want your life? What Ben Gong wants are those doctors from your Xuan Medical Pavilion…”
She still hasn’t finished what she’s saying.
All of a sudden, they hear a scream from below.
In the first place, it’s very normal to hear a scream from within the pile of Corpse Soldiers.
But this sound is very unusual, as the voice is neither male nor female, but a uniquely sharp sound that seems capable of piercing people’s eardrums.
Hearing this sound, Gong Qianxue’s expression changes. She suddenly stands up and looks down.
Then she watches as one of the Corpse Soldiers unexpectedly bursts into flames.
A few short breaths later, that Soldier is completely burned away, along with the Gu Bug within his body.
That instant seems to act as a signal.
Immediately following that, all the Corpse Soldiers have their forms catch fire.
Chapter 563: Dispute
Outside the Polar Domain’s Restricted Area.
“Elder Chang, how is Jun Shang? Are there any major complications with his injuries?”
Seeing Elder Chang come out, a couple of people immediately come up to surround him.
Elder Chang slowly exhales, then says: “He suffered a great backlash and was injured from assaulting Tian Yi Valleys’ Protective Mountain Formation. Then after that, he utilized the [Burning Sky Art] to completely burn a soul. His Divine Power is depleted, and so his injuries are not light. I’m afraid that he has to recuperate for a while.”
Hearing that, everyone has incredibly heavy expressions.
That irate youth finally couldn’t bear it. Grabbing Ying Mei’s collar, he angrily accuses: “Ying Mei, just what’s wrong with you and Han Ye? You know perfectly well that Jun Shang’s real body is currently in the Yanwu Continent, without a tenth of his strength in the Xiuxian Continent. In spite of everything, how could you guys let Jun Shang charge to Tian Yi Men by himself?!”
Even though the cultivation of Tian Yi Men’s Sect Master is far lower than Di Ming Jue’s, the latter’s strength is now only a tenth of its original.
Fortunately, they didn’t come to blows today. Otherwise, a rumor of Di Ming Jue’s cultivation deteriorating could have spread throughout the entire Xiuxian Continent.
If it comes to that, the consequences would be unthinkable.
“Xing Lang, cool your head. How could Ying Mei and Han Ye have a say in Jun Shang’s decisions?” Elder Chang chides, “Besides, had Jun Shang not moved his hand, how would Tian Yi Men’s Sect Master be daunted, and therefore prevented from daring to rush her actions?”
“In that case, the identity of the Shen Musician heir would have probably been revealed to Tian Yi Men’s Sect Master.”
Xing Lang tightly furrows his brows, looking unconvinced: “What Shen Musician heir, she’s nothing but a mortal, without integrity nor ability. To actually let Jun Shang sustain injuries for her, and take such great risks for her. If not for this Jun Muyan, Jun Shang wouldn’t…”
“Xing Lang, shut up!” Ying Mei suddenly shouts, coldly cutting him off, “I don’t care how you lash out on me and Han Ye, as we weren’t able to protect Jun Shang properly, I’m willing to accept whatever punishment. However, I won’t allow anyone to vilify the Lady, not even you!”
“You–!” with shock and anger, Xing Lang glares at Ying Mei, “You’ve only been around that mortal for several months, and she’s actually befuddled you as well? What a joke, it shouldn’t be that…”
“Xing Lang!” this time, even Elder Chang’s tone is cold, his expression unspeakably chilling, “Jun Shang is inside. If you’re not afraid to die without a burial site, you may proceed with what you’re about to say.”
Xing Lang’s face immediately reveals a look of horror, then his features twist for an instant.
He hatefully swings his arms, then he walks away!
Humph, Jun Muyan, Jun Muyan! Isn’t she just some mortal woman?
What’s so great about her!
He must go to the lower realm and meet this woman.
He would like to see exactly what kind of ability this woman possesses, that she not only drives Jun Shang to distraction, she even befuddles Ying Mei and Han Ye, spirit and soul turned upside down.
Xing Lang looks at his own hand, slowly opening then tightly clenching. He smiles coldly.
He will definitely let that woman know that it’s not that easy to be the Mistress of the Polar Domain.
But before too long in the future, Xing Lang would regret his decision today, he’d hate that he couldn’t die by tofu beating*.
Doing something without thinking; low level mistake (you can’t die by hitting your head on tofu).
At this time, Yanwu Continent, Country of Huang Yao.
In a dark and secret underground, a strong putrid scent of blood emanates.
At the center of that subterranean area, there are hundreds of bodies rotting with a fishy stench. Still, row after row of Corpse Soldiers stand, exuding a strong killing intent.
Gong Qianxue sits at the raised platform above them, looking down from up high, inspecting this formidable [Corpse Army]. Her face reveals a pleased expression, “Godly Doctor Qian, what do you think of these puppet soldiers of mine?”
“Powerful, really extremely powerful!” standing next to Gong Qianxue, there’s an elderly man whose profile has the grace of an immortal and the temperament of a Daoist. His eyes shine while looking at the Corpse Soldier below, showing high praise with his expression, “Having this Army, the Princess is truly invincible, who could stop you?”
Chapter 562: Wounded
“That’s right, after Liu Se was chased out of the Xiuxian Continent, she must have passed through the [Displaced Immortal Platform], and was finally exiled to the Xiuzhen Continent. Therefore, that shameless slut is definitely from the Xiuzhen Continent as well!”
A small cultivator of the Xiuzhen Continent actually dares to have thoughts about Di Ming Jue, have designs of becoming the Master of the Polar Domain?!
Leng Qingwan’s features twist. Soon after, she takes a deep breath, regaining her cold and noble look, “Master’s lesson is learned, this disciple forgot herself. For an insignificant Xiuzhen Continent Cultivator, even if she could temporarily tempt Di Jun, she still wouldn’t be able to receive the approval of the Elders of the Polar Domain, nor could she even pass through the Divine Tribulations. I’m afraid that she’s entirely unqualified to be Di Jun’s small concubine. This disciple really shouldn’t take her seriously.”
“Correct!” Leng Yuexia reaches out a hand to pat her shoulder. Lowering her voice, “At present, finding the Shen Musician heir is top priority. Kill her, and snatch away the Inheritance from her hands. As long as we have that Shen Musician Inheritance, the status of our Tian Yi Men will be greatly elevated. One day in the future, it could even be on equal footing with the Polar Domain. Until then, do you still fear that the seat of the Polar Domain’s Mistress wouldn’t belong to you?”
Leng Qingwan nods firmly, a bright light bursting out from her eyes, “Rest assured, Master. This disciple shall send people to go to the Xiuzhen Continent, and have them look for traces of that Shen Musician heir.”
Conveniently, she could also look for that vixen seducing Di Jun, then chop her up into ten thousand pieces.
However, there’s no way they could have imagined that the place where Liu Se and Di Ming Jue had returned from isn’t the Xiuzhen Continent, but the barren and without-Spiritual-Power Yanwu Continent.
That’s because, even if you beat them, Leng Qingwan and Leng Yuexia aren’t willing to believe that Di Ming Jue would seal nine-tenths of his cultivation, brave an enormous risk, and have his real body leave for the Yanwu Continent.
Di Ming Jue leaves the mountain top where the Tian Yi Men is located. Ying Mei is waiting at the mouth of a ravine.
Behind her, there’s a handsome young man with a cramped smile hanging on the corners of his mouth.
On a closer look however, one could see the worry and anxiousness in his eyes.
The moment the two of them detect Di Ming Jue appear, their expressions immediately change, and they hurriedly make their salutations.
“Jun Shang, are you well?!”
Di Ming Jue waves a hand. His expression is still as indifferent as before, but he couldn’t stop his complexion turning so white, it’s almost transparent.
He appears like he wants to suppress it, but he still coughs up a mouthful of blood in the end. His body is on the verge of collapse.
“Jun Shang!” Ying Mei and that displeased youth hurriedly reach out their hands to prop him up.
The concern and helplessness in their eyes are practically gushing like a tide.
“It’s nothing. I’ll be fine with some rest.” Di Ming Jue says faintly, “Take me back to the Polar Domain’s Restricted Area, and tell Elder Chang to come there alone. Don’t let other people of the Polar Domain to know of my return.”
“Jun Shang, for all that, Elder Chang isn’t an expert in medicine, you should call…” that miffed young man eagerly tries to protest.
But in the face of the icy, ripple-less, and unopposable expression in Di Ming Jue’s eyes, he ultimately swallows back the objections.
Di Ming Jue looks at Ying Mei. Using a slightly lowered, hoarse voice: “Send this letter to Han Ye, have him protect Muyan well.”
“If Muyan is harmed in any way, he will look forward to a lifetime of staying in the Purgatory Pool.”
Ying Mei nods at once, “Yes, Jun Shang.”
“Furthermore…” Di Ming Jue’s form sways, his complexion paling completely. It could perhaps be due to his body’s weakness, that his voice is tender beyond words, “The matter of Ben Jun sustaining injuries, first… don’t let Muyan know…”
After saying that line, Di Ming Jue could no longer hold on. He loses consciousness.
Chapter 561: Fiancée
All in order to know the information regarding the Shen Musician.
However, she’s now completely wasted her Divine Power, and before she could hear anything, Di Ming Jue has already killed her informant.
How could she take this lying down?!
Di Ming Jue withdraws the hand that had just set Liu Se on fire. There’s an aloof and careless indifference on his peerlessly handsome face, “She had offended Ben Jun’s people, so Ben Jun wants her dead. Does Sect Master Leng object to this?”
“Moreover, if Ben Jun remembers correctly, it’s already been a hundred years since this Liu Se was driven out of the Xiuxian Continent. Tian Yi Men had also announced to the public that, from that moment on, whatever her fate is, she would be left to live and perish on her own.”
One corner of his mouth draws up into a cold smirk, “How is it, that as soon as she had committed an offense against Ben Jun, she has suddenly become Sect Master Leng’s valued disciple?”
Leng Yuexia is immediately at a loss for words.
She wants to hog the information about the Shen Musician.
That’s because she knows that the first one to find and kill the Shen Musician heir would be able to obtain the Shen Musicians’ Inheritance.
That’s the reason why, when Liu Se, that failure of a disciple had threatened her, she endured it.
But she cannot say these words to Di Ming Jue.
For a moment, she’s incomparably sullen, as there’s just no way out.
Seeing that Di Ming Jue is about to leave, Leng Yuexia quickly speaks through gritted teeth: “I wonder, exactly in what way has this Sect’s ex-disciple offended Jun Shang, that has made Jun Shang so eager to hunt her down and exterminate her?”
There’s a slight pause on Di Ming Jue’s steps. He slowly turns his head, his expression is cold and unreadable, but there’s a gentle light deep in his eyes, “Liu Se had wounded Ben Jun’s fiancée. Therefore, even if she runs to the ends of the world, she must die.”
“Fiancée?!!” this time, it’s Leng Qingwan who opens her mouth. She snaps her head up, her beautiful face covered in disbelief, “Di Jun, where did you get this fiancée? Why haven’t I heard of this before?”
Di Jun’s fiancée, shouldn’t that be her?
Di Ming Jue snorts: “Whether or not Ben Jun has an intended, why would that have anything to do with you? What entitles you to know?”
Seeing Leng Qingwan rushing over, wanting to ask questions,
Di Ming Jue raises a hand, stirring up a cloud of dust, and immediately makes Leng Qingwan stumble.
His figure flashes, and he’s already rising high into the air. He disappears into the horizon.
Tranquility is restored to Tian Yi Men’s Altar, as if nothing happened.
The only indications to what had just occurred are: the Mountain Formation’s crack in the middle of the sky, as well as the ashen complexion on the Master and disciple – Leng Yuexia and Leng Qingwan.
“Master!” Leng Qingwan finally couldn’t help but sob and yell, “Master, didn’t you say that I will become the Mistress of Polar Domain one day? Why? How could Di Jun have a fiancée?”
Leng Yuexia takes a deep breath, and she swallows back the bad temper and displeasure churning in her chest.
Only then does she shoot a cold glance to Leng Qingwan, “What has Master taught you? Why are you so incapable of remaining calm?”
“But Master, Di Jun, he…”
“I heard that these days, Di Jun has constantly been absent in the Polar Domain.” Leng Yuexia suddenly lowers her voice, “So the fiancée that Di Jun mentioned couldn’t possibly be someone of the Xiuxian Continent.”
Leng Qingwan stares blankly, “Master, you mean…”
“Heh, it’s only just a fox from the Xiuzhen Continent that couldn’t even be shown to the public, temporarily beguiling Di Jun. And you immediately lose your head like this? How are you qualified to manage Tian Yi Men in the future, and how could you turn into the Mistress of the Polar Domain?”
Hearing that, Leng Qingwan’s eyes brighten. Soon after, she grits her teeth again, “Master, you mean that the fiancée Di Jun spoke of is some shameless slut from the Xiuzhen Continent?”
Chapter 560: Too late
Before she could finish the sentence, a gigantic force seems to be dragging the girl’s body which had just been taken over by Liu Se.
A shrill screech, seemingly able to pierce through people’s eardrums, uninterruptedly spills from the girl’s tender throat.
Immediately after that, they watch as Liu Se’s soul is directly pulled out from that body.
The hideous face is extremely distorted, eyes bulging, panic and desperation across her whole face.
She appears like she wants to scream something. However, her soul seems to be squeezed by some tremendous force. Restrained, she could no longer produce even the smallest of sounds.
“Di Jun, what are you doing?” Leng Yuexia suddenly starts, coming back to her senses. She harshly shouts, “Quickly put my disciple down!”
Leng Qingwan is captivated as she watches the man’s peerless elegance in his every move. But inwardly, she’s unspeakably happy about him drawing Liu Se’s soul out.
Leng Qingwan even suspects that Di Ming Jue had done that because he knows that she doesn’t like Liu Se, so he rushed over to expressly come to her assistance.
Still, she thinks of the news about the Shen Musician that Liu Se’s holds in her hands.
A faint blush floats up on Leng Qinwan’s face, and she softly speaks up: “Di Jun, I don’t know if my Senior Sister had done something bad to provoke and displease you. If that’s indeed the case, my Senior Sister would apologize to you. I hope you could spare my Senior Sister’s life for my sake.”
Di Ming Jue laughs grimly, “Why must Ben Jun spare someone who offended my people? Perhaps you should give me a reason to let her go?”
Hearing his tone of voice, Leng Qingwan believes that he is truly swayed because of her request.
Her heart immediately jumps, the blush on her cheeks get darker and darker. She gently says: “Coming back this time, Senior Sister has some important information that she wants to relay to the Sect Master. If Di Jun really wants to punish her, is it be possible to wait until after we hear Senior Sister speak of the news?”
“So long as… so long as Di Jun grants Qingwan this request, later, no matter what Di Jun asks from Qingwan and the Tian Yi Men as repayment, Qingwan would absolutely not have any complaints.”
As she’s saying this, Leng Qingwan’s expression is bashful and timid, yet ceaselessly affectionate.
Her usual cold and aloof appearance seems to be stained with the color and brightness of peach blossoms, shy like a young lady.
This fairy that doesn’t eat the food of common mortals – perhaps anyone who sees her show such a disposition would have their hearts inflamed to passion, unable to extricate themselves.
However, trapped by Di Ming Jue, Liu Se widens her eyes in panic, the depths of her gaze overflowing with desperation.
As expected, the frightening man slowly turns his head, his mouth lifting up into an almost imperceptible arc.
A voice that only the two of them could hear echoes in her ears: “So it turns out, you still haven’t had the chance to say anything.”
“Aaargh… Master, save me, Shen…”
Liu Se suddenly struggles, letting out a scream of hysteria, but she’s barely able to speak half a sentence-
Her soul suddenly bursts into flames. In the wink of an eye, she’s completely and thoroughly burned away.
The puff of ash disappears, she will never be able to enter the cycle of rebirth.
Leng Qingwan’s bashful expression freezes, her mouth couldn’t help but tremble.
Leng Yuexia is suspended mid-movement of trying to intercept. But it’s simply too late.
Her hands tremble violently, the veil covering her face flutters due to her extreme anger.
“Di Ming Jue, what do you mean by this?!” in the end, Leng Yuexia couldn’t help but scream forcefully, “My Tian Yi Men has no grievance nor hatred with your Polar Domain. Why would you break my Mountain Formation and kill me disciple?!”
Leng Yuexia simply wants to go mad in anger.
She had just consumed a great amount of Divine Power, and it’s only with great difficulty that she had solidified Liu Se’s soul using a Secret Method.
Chapter 559: Turning up uninvited
If there’s one more, or one less – no one would notice it at all.
Leng Yuexia throws the dead body aside, then her hands begin to form complex mystical symbols.
Soon after, a dazzling light appears on her hands.
The light gathers into a single line, connecting Liu Se’s soul to the young girl’s body.
“Guh–!” a violent grunt comes out of Leng Yuexia’s mouth.
The next moment, Liu Se’s soul disappears from the Altar, and the girl on the ground slowly opens her eyes..
Leng Yuexia’s complexion is pale, beads of sweat faintly seeping out on her forehead.
It’s very obvious that such a Secret Method of seizing a host is very taxing to her body.
However, in order to know the know of the information about the Shen Musician, in order to completely destroy this Sect, Leng Yuexia refuses to overlook anything.
Leng Qingwang supports Leng Yuexia’s somewhat weakened form. Her gaze is resentful, full of loathing. She viciously glare at Liu Se sitting up.
Liu Se is somewhat disoriented at first.
Realizing that she’s truly taken over a body, feeling up the smooth flesh, she’s immediately wild with joy.
Her only regret is that this rough little girl from the Outer Sect really has terrible aptitude.
Yet she also knows that the better the host body’s aptitude is, the more difficult it is to use the Takeover Secret Method.
Liu Se doesn’t dare to show the slightest bit of dissatisfaction.
Shedding tears of gratitude, she kneels before Leng Yuexia. With snot flowing down, she says: “Master, your grace of saving this disciple’s life, this disciple will never forget it even after my teeth fall out…”
“Hurry and talk, the news pertaining to the Shen Musician!” through gritted teeth, Leng Yuexia harshly interrupts her with an impatient voice.
Liu Se doesn’t dare to withhold it again this time, quickly saying: “Master, this disciple accidentally came across the Shen Musician descendant at the lower bound, her name is Jun…”
Halfway through her speech, they hear a sudden rumbling sound.
A violent quake goes through the entire Inner Lands of the Tian Yi Men, as if heaven is falling and the earth is rending.
Above them, the Mountain’s Protective Formation, which has a defensive power that is extremely formidable, is actually making crackling noises.
Following that, a small crack unexpectedly splits open.
The three people of Leng Yuexia’s group simultaneously raise their heads, overwhelmed with horror and shock.
Only to see a tall figure slowly descend from that crack on the Mountain Formation.
Distant and untouchable, like an unparalleled deity descending to the mundane world.
Leng Qingwan stupidly watches that figure dropping from the sky, and her eyes gradually fill up with deep adoration and want.
Seeing the arriving man, a huge change comes over Liu Se’s complexion. Her newly-acquired body trembles like a sieve.
She opens her mouth, wanting to talk, but she can only hear her teeth chattering.
It’s as if someone is clutching her throat, unable to make the smallest of sounds.
Leng Yuexia is the first one to react. She looks up at the hole on Mountain’s Protective Formation, cracked from the onslaught; then at the surrounding furnishing toppled over or shattered because of that quake.
She’s extremely displeased inside.
But, thinking of the arriving man’s identity, she moderates her voice: “If Di Jun wants to pay a visit to our Tian Yi Men, my Sect would naturally clean the couch to welcome you. Was there a need for Di Jun come and make such a great onslaught and destroy my Tian Yi Men’s Protective Formation?”
But Di Ming doesn’t respond to her, he doesn’t even spare her a glance.
There’s no expression on that handsome face that could captivate all the women in the world. His cold-as-ice irises slightly shift, finally falling on Liu Se.
Liu Se’s body is shaking uncontrollably.
She watches as this dreadful man makes his way towards her one step at a time.
Liu Se only feels like a string in her brain has snapped, and she suddenly screeches hysterically, “Master, help me! Save me! Di Jun wants to kill me, he… he and that Shen…”
Chapter 558: Terms of the Exchange
Liu Se doesn’t immediately answer this line of questioning.
Instead, she pleads with her hoarse voice: “Master, in order to report this information to you, this disciple had used [Temple Destruction], and my soul is now on the verge of scattering, with only two hours left to live. I beg Master to save this disciple, disciple doesn’t want to die! Disciple wants to stay in Tian Yi Men and serve Master till the end of my life!”
“Presumptuous!” Leng Qingwan finally couldn’t bear it, shouting in a stern voice, “Liu Se, are you threatening Master?”
Liu Se raises her head, meeting Leng Yuexia’s bone-chilling gaze. She shudders uncontrollably.
Thinking about the imminent peril to her own little life however, she nevertheless grits her teeth and wails: “Master, you must know that after the use of the [Temple Destruction] skill, you won’t be able to extract the memory from the soul, or it will immediately scatter.”
“Only alive would this disciple be able to impart all the information pertaining to the Shen Musician, and tell you everything, so I beg Master to save this disciple! Disciple promises, the news I bring would absolutely not disappoint you.”
Even as the fear in her heart reaches the extremes, Liu Se wouldn’t yield her fate.
That’s because she clearly knows that this is her only chance to keep her life.
Outsiders only know that when a person of the Tian Yi Men uses [Temple Destruction], their soul will shatter and they’ll die.
What they don’t know, is that all the Sect Masters of the Tian Yi Men know of a Secret Method which can make the broken soul enter into dying body, forcefully giving them another life.
When Liu Se disregarded everything to use [Temple Destruction] on the Yanwu Continent, she was holding on to this glimmer of hope.
The news that she’s brought would make Master have no other choice but to save her.
Leng Qingwan looks at the Sect Master’s severe complexion, and she hastily says: “Master, you mustn’t be fooled by this traitor. Maybe she doesn’t even have any definite news about the Shen Musician.”
“Even without her information, by the strength of our Tian Yi Men now, there would inevitably be a day that we’d definitely be able to find that Shen Musician and kill her!”
Liu Se hurriedly says: “Master, please believe me, everything this disciple said is true. I have personally seen her whole body change and produce seven swords of different colors. That must be what Master mentioned before, the Shen Musician’s [Seven Swords Spirit] skill.”
Hearing those words, Leng Yuexia’s expression suddenly transforms.
Through gritted teeth, her voice carries deep hatred and resentment, “[Seven Swords Spirit], she could actually use the [Seven Swords Spirit] already… back then, that slut had used that skill to make me lose all face before the public…”
“But how could it be so fast? To actually possess Third Level skills in such a short period of time… this demon cannot remain, simply cannot be left to grow.”
Leng Yuexia’s gaze abruptly shifts towards Liu Se. She faintly says: “Well, I will use the Secret Method for you, and help you be reborn. However, if the news you bring regarding the Shen Musician is not significant enough, you should know that some consequences are a hundred times more painful than death.”
“Yes! Yes! Master, this disciple swears that what I said is true!” Liu Se didn’t think that she would really get ahold of this final lifeline, and she’s immediately overjoyed at her unexpected luck.
Leng Yuexia abruptly raises a hand in the air, looking like she’s grabbing something out from the void.
The next instant, they watch a young girl appear, dressed in the work clothes of an Outer Sect Initiate. She grabs the girl by the neck, clutching it midair.
This girl has confusion clearly written across her face, unaware of what’s happening.
She opens her mouth. Just as she’s about to speak, there’s suddenly a crackling sound, her neck is directly snapped.
This poor girl didn’t even know why she died, but she already breathed her last.
In the Outer Sect of Tian Yi Men, there’s no shortage of these girls with ordinary aptitudes. No one would pay attention to them.
Chapter 557: Personally witness
Leng Qingwan deeply stares at Liu Se’s pathetic appearance.
A carefree smile appears on her proud face.
She turns around to leave.
Unexpectedly, just as she has taken two steps away, she hears Liu Se’s rough voice behind her: “What if I say that this news pertains to the Shen Musician heir?”
Leng Qingwan’s footsteps come to a sudden halt. She whips around, viciously glaring at the other.
“What do you mean by that? Do you know the whereabouts of the Shen Musician heir? No… a disciple of the Shen Musicians has truly emerged?”
This time, their roles are reversed.
It’s Liu Se’s turn to have a smug smile on her face, “Leng Qingwang, stop wasting your energy. I won’t tell you the news. I only have about two to four hours left to live, you better call Master immediately. Otherwise, I won’t be able to guarantee if the news about the Shen Musician would stay or disappear in the wake of my death.”
“All of you people should know better than the rest, just how awful it would be if the Shen Musicians are given room to grow, and how much threat they could pose to our Tian Yi Men!”
Leng Qingwan grinds her teeth. A thin, white silk suddenly appears high up in the air, ruthlessly whipping towards the altar.
The white damask silk whistles through the air. As soon as it passes through the wards around the altar, the originally soft and harmless form suddenly turns tough as iron.
Ruthlessly, it lashes over Liu Se’s soul.
“Aahh–!!” a shrill scream spills out of Liu Se’s mouth.
In the altar, they could see Liu Se’s form writhing, cutting a sorry figure. She keeps making anguished wails.
This kind of suffering only stops after a few breaths.
Leng Qingwan withdraws the thin cloth, laughing grimly as she says: “You better be good and spill the Shen Musician’s whereabouts, or else, don’t blame me if I straight up thrash your soul until it scatters.”
Even though Liu Se is in spirit form at the moment, the violent pain makes her face twist into a distorted lump.
Her face is overflowing with snot and tears, appearing even more terrifying and disgusting.
Thinking of the pain of her soul getting lashed just now, she couldn’t stop her body from trembling like a sieve.
However, she catches sight of Leng Qingwan’s face.
The hatred in Liu Se’s heart eclipses her fear of pain, “Hahahaha… Leng… Leng Qingwan, if you have the ability to kill me… then kill me, and lose the information about the Shen Musician. Do you think Master would let you get away with that?”
Rage and bitterness flashes through Leng Qingwan’s face, and she’s just about to raise the white silk.
All of a sudden, a cool and lowered female voice seems to come through from the horizon, “Qingwan, stop!”
Before the voice could wane completely, a veiled, snow-white figure is already approaching from the distance, like lightning.
Leng Qingwan’s complexion changes, unwillingly releasing the white damask cloth in her hands.
Within the Altar’s wards, Liu Se is already throwing herself over, bawling, “Master! Master! Master, save me… I don’t want to die! Master!”
The white figure lands on the ground, bring a burst of cold and fragrant wind, and a faint Immortal breath.
It is Tian Yi Men’s Sect Master, Leng Yuexia.
The Tian Yi Men disciples around the Altar see her, and immediately kneel down respectfully, “Greetings, Sect Master!”
Leng Yuexia waves a hand, gesturing for all of them to leave.
Soon, only Leng Yuexia, Leng Qingwan, and Liu Se are left around the Altar.
Leng Yuexia’s gaze is displeased as it sweeps over Leng Qingwan’s face, ultimately falling on Liu Se. Slightly frowning, “Speak, the Shen Musician heir has truly appeared?”
“Yes, Master! This disciple witnessed it personally, it’s absolutely true!”
A grim and chilling light flickers within Leng Yuexia’s eyes. Then she lowly speaks: “Speak, where did you see her? What level has she reached as a Shen Musician?”
Chapter 556: Inform
Upon hearing the name Liu Se, Leng Qingwan’s pupils suddenly contract, her brows wrinkling a little.
“Young Mistress, that woman had plotted against your life a hundred years ago. Now, we don’t know how she could still have the face to return to the altar. I think that the young Mistress doesn’t need to pay attention to her. Let her emerge and perish on her own, it’s fine to let her soul fly away and scatter.”
A dark gleam flashes through Leng Qingwan’s eyes, “No. I want to see, after a hundred years, how she could have the face to come back to the Tian Yi Men.”
Tian Yi Men Altar.
Due to the conditions of activating [Temple Destruction], Liu Se’s soul is trapped in the Altar. She can move left and right, but she cannot break free.
“Master? I want to see Master!” she loudly calls and shouts with her hoarse, cackling voice, “Hurry and tell my Master, Liu Se has returned. I have a tremendously great secret that I want to tell my Master!”
The many Tian Yi Men disciples standing in the surroundings are looking at her with pity and scorn in their gazes.
But few people do anything.
“Senior sister Liu, long time no see!” a clear, cold voice comes from the distance.
The people of the Tian Yi Men, who were pretending not to hear Liu Se just now, immediately parts to make way. They all respectfully make their salutations towards the incoming person: “Greetings to the young Mistress!”
Liu Se’s eyes go wide, dazedly staring at the slowly approaching Leng Qingwan.
Her turbid eyes immediately bursts with a hateful gleam, “Leng Qingwan, Leng Qingwan, you slut, why are you the one who came? What about Master? I want to see my Master! Do you hear me?”
Leng Qingwan sneers and says: “Why would Master want to see you – you who deceived your Master and betrayed your predecessors, a beast devoid of conscience? Say, using Temple Destruction, struggling on at death’s door to return to the Tian Yi Men, what exactly do you want to do?”
Hearing that, Liu Se madly rushes towards Leng Qingwan, “Slut! Slut!! You were clearly the one who framed me back then, you clearly coerced me to do those things, making Master loathe me, having me driven out of the Xiuxian Continent, making me transform into this appearance that is neither person nor ghost… slut, I want to kill you, aaarrgh!”
But unfortunately, with that hysterical look, not a single person cares about her.
Looking at her, everyone’s eyes seem as if they’re watching a pitiful jumping clown who’s about to die.
Using a secret skill, Leng Qingwan’s faint voice is transmitted into her ears, carrying endless ridicule.
“Senior sister Liu, I am now the young Mistress of Tian Yi Men, the future Sect Master. Think, these lies of yours, would anyone believe them? I truly didn’t expect that the graceful and momentous Senior sister Liu from back then, would actually turn into this nauseatingly ugly image today.”
The edges of Liu Se’s eyes are stretched to splitting point as she glares at the other, hating that she couldn’t tear Leng Qingwan apart.
But in the end, she merely crumbles to the ground, desperation and resentment bubbling up in her heart.
Just then, however, she seems to remember something. She shouts: “Leng Qingwan, I don’t want to talk nonsense with you. I want to see Master. I have a vital intelligence that I want to report to Master!”
“Once Master knows of this information, Master will surely use the Tian Yi Men’s secret method to save me!”
“Heh.. you’ve been banished to the lower world, what important information could you possibly possess?” the maid next to Leng Qingwan says with a mocking smile, “I advise you to cease your wishful thinking, be good and wait for your soul to dissipate.”
“Young Mistress, don’t get involved with this kind of trash. Let’s go back!” another maid respectfully says to Leng Qingwan, “Seeing her face for a minute longer, this servant might lose her appetite. Not to dirty young Mistress’ eyes…”
Leng Qingwan profoundly stares at Liu Se’s miserable appearance.