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Clan Elder’s Debt
An Evil Soul died.
Su Yun hurriedly absorbed the Evil Soul Essence that entered his body, the unprecedented comfortable feeling instantly surging through his whole body.
Su Yun fiercely exhaled, then felt every single pore of his body dilating, no wonder the Evil Realm people enjoyed absorbing Evil Souls, it was like a drug, and would get people addicted to it.
Su Yun kept calm, and continued forward.
He believed that he would be able to leave the place soon.
He suddenly thought of something, and pulled out a storage ring from the belt on his waist.
It was the storage ring from the Evil Sword Sect Clan Elder who turned into a sculpture.
The original Master had died, the imprint on the storage ring had long disappeared, and opening it was not difficult.
Su Yun looked around, seeing that there was no danger, he sat cross legged and instigated Profound Spirit Qi into the storage ring.
The storage ring was activated, and everything inside the ring was exposed to Su Yun’s eyes.
“An Elder’s storage ring does have good things, this is a true treasure pot, Su Yun, you’ve struck it rich.” Ling Qing Yu’s gentle voice suddenly came out from within the sheath.
Su Yun let out a dry laugh, and began rummaging through the things inside.
“Two Evil Swords, 12 bottles of medicine pellets, a gold threaded armor, how much materials are these? And what’s this?”
Su Yun’s line of sight landed on a red colored book.
He anxiously took the book out and began to look at it.
It did not have a title, but inside it was a few sword techniques, and were all meticulously drawn in, as though it was a notebook.
“Could it be the elder’s notebook when he trained in his sword techniques?
Su Yun’s head was filled with confusion as he carefully flipped through the book.
Initially, it was as if he was looking into dense clouds, completely not knowing what to look for and where to go, but as he gradually became more immersed into it, Su Yun slowly found some developments.
His expression congealed more and more, while his pupils seemed to be stuck on one place, not moving an inch.
Ling Qing Yu came out of the Sword Sheath, her graceful and soft figure landed beside Su Yun, bringing her head down to look, her gem like pupils fixed onto the book.
The intoxicating fragrance perfume smell entered Su Yun’s nose, causing him to come back to his senses.
He closed the book, his expression slightly congealed.
“Evil Sword Technique.”
Su Yun said softly.
“Evil sword technique?” Ling Qing Yu was startled: “Everything inside the notebook is about the Evil Sword Technique? How is that possible? The Elders of the Evil Sword Sect should know the Evil Sword Technique like the back of their hands, why would they need to use a notebook? Even more, experts would only need to look through the book once and never forget it, so why write it on paper?”
“You’re right, but, for some techniques, recording it down is much safer than using the mind, for example some techniques that might be harmful and with grave consequences when cultivated, all these techniques are better to be written down in black ink and white paper, that is not wrong.”
“Techniques with grave consequences when cultivated? What are you hinting at?”
“This Evil Sword Technique is not the same as the one I have learnt. What I learnt should be a revised Evil Sword Technique, but compared to whatever I have learnt, this is even more ruthless, vicious, and training in it is even more dangerous!”
He opened the book once again, flipped a few pages, and pointed to an image.
Ling Qing Yu took a glance. Colours drained from her face as she said: “Isn’t this using the Evil Profound Spirit Qi to go through the heart, the Governor vessel (a point below the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertebra(T6) between the scapulas), Tian Gai acupuncture point, Ju Gong acupuncture point, all these death acupuncture points? This is basically seeking death! Is this truly a Sword Technique?”
Su Yun nodded with a serious tone: “The Evil Profound Spirit Qi is strange, demonic and cold. Having it pass through the heart might cause it to stop beating, and inevitable cause death. Passing through the Governor vessel could stop the flow of thoughts, becoming an idiot. Going through the Tian Gai, Ju Gong, San Xian, these few death acupuncture points, would definitely result in death. But there are some existences, in which we seem to be dead, but are actually alive, do you know what fighting poison with poison is? Maybe passing the Evil Profound Qi through such places would naturally result in death, but in that moment, the surge of Qi that is produced due to the ‘death state’, could maybe attain some efficiency, and maybe, that might is much stronger than the ordinary Evil Sword Technique!”
“But this is too risky, if you are slightly inattentive, then you would lose your life here. Even if I have come here before, I am still not familiar with the place, and would never expect that the mystical techniques of the Evil Realm would be so poisonous.”
“Actually, speaking about it, the Evil Sword Sect is considered a powerhouse in the Evil Realm. There are rumors that other powerhouses in the Evil Realm actually take live Evil Realm people to create Evil Weapons and train in their Evil Techniques, taking many lives! This sword technique, might not be tolerated in the Evil Sword Sect, but towards the entire Evil Realm, it does not amount to much.”
Su Yun had been in the Evil Realm for a while, and have heard quite a bit.
“Then are you prepared to practice this Evil Sword Technique? It is of a much higher grade compared to what you have learnt, and already have a foundation of it. It shouldn’t be too difficult for you to train in this, but will have some risks, and I don’t advise for you to try it.” Ling Qing Yu’s small face held some worries.
Su Yun laughed, and replied: “Not some risks, but huge risks. It is not the time to try it, so we will leave it as that and discuss further next time!”
Su Yun threw the book into the storage ring, then took out the gold threaded armor, and gently caressed it to feel the quality.
“This Fire Gold Armor seems to be refined from special gold threads. It’s durability and defense is extremely high.”
He muttered, anxiously putting it on and used the cape to hide it.
Seems more like it.
Su Yun exhaled, it was about time to leave the Evil Sword Sect, and maybe find other void exits, or find the materials, and use Ling Qing Yu’s method to leave.
He headed towards the Secret Palace entrance.
On the misty sword training grounds, a white robed young lady was there dancing with her sword, her movements were dazzling, like pictures off of an image, with dreamlike sword intent rippling through the entire training grounds. She seemed to look like a carving, occasionally her movements would be soft and continuous, at times it would be vigorous and powerful. The sword in her hand seemed to come alive.
Sou sou sou
Suddenly, the sword flew into the skies and into the clouds, doing a few spins and twirls in the sky, then coming down again.
The brilliant mystical sword released astonishing Sword Qi, like a silver dragon dropping from the highest of heavens, straight down to the world.
The silver dragon landed, and even attracted heavenly thunders. The crack of thunder sounded like the forging of the pillars that supported the heavens, it was a myriad of Qi, extremely shocking.
The disciples around the sword training grounds watched dumbfounded.
Bai Yan Shan’s jade finger moved, and the mystical sword automatically flew to her side.
“The sword techniques created by the sect is truly powerful, and I believe even Limitless Sword Lord cannot compare with our sect!”
“Senior Sister Bai is truly powerful, to be able to practise the sword technique to such a degree in such a short time!”
“The next time you meet Limitless Sword Lord, you must let him have a taste of our Immortal Sword Sect!”
“Yes, take revenge for Elder Shen, and remove all the shame!”
The disciples by the side were all discussing with each other, some seemed to be even more excited, as they watched her sword techniques till their blood boiled with excitement.
Bai Yan Shan exhaled lightly, sheathed her sword and quickly left, but then, her eyes suddenly caught onto an image.
In front of the floating palace in the sky, a lonesome figure stood there softly.
Bai Yan Shan looked at the figure, light twinkling in her eyes, she went into deep thought for a while, then suddenly flung her sword into the air, with a light step making her float like a feather, she landed on the sword blade and flew towards the palace.
Using the sword to land, Bai Yan Shan gently jumped onto the platform. The lonely figure still stood there gazing into the sky, her eyes void of expression, as though she was pondering deeply about something.
Long Xian Li’s beauty, had been spread throughout the entire Jue Lian district. Her beauty was like a goddess of the Palace in Heavens, too high to reach, almost a blasphemy. Anyone that saw her were all subdued by her beauty and temperament, she was captivating, and hard to forget.
But at that moment, this beauty’s complexion was covered in layers and layers of pale and morbid state, although it gave off a different feeling, but it was lacking her previous color.
“Clan Elder Long.”
Bai Yan Shan spoke lightly.
Long Xian Li regained her senses, turned her pure white neck, and gazed at the girl that had suddenly stood behind her.
“It’s you.” Long Xian Li spoke, and did not say anything else.
She did not like to smile, and people who knew her knew that, especially after The Meeting of Heroes. She seemed to have no other expression, her face as cold as the ice mountains, never changing, but anyone could see that she had worries in her heart.
“Elder, how are you?”
Long Xian Li turned her eyes, and spoke.
“It has been two years since we came back from Wu Shuang Jue Peak. And in these two years, you have always been here, not taking any taskings from the sect, and not teaching the disciples, and even not learning the techniques imparted by the Sect Leader. Even if you swore to capture Limitless, you cannot not do anything else”
Speaking until the part about Limitless, Long Xian Li’s body trembled, her face becoming even paler.
Bai Yan Shan was a sharp girl, and caught the changes of the Elder, and in the next moment, seemed to understand something.
She asked solemnly: “Elder Long, do you know Limitless?”
“Why are you asking this for?” Long Xian Li’s voice became even lighter.
“He is the killer of my Master, how can I not know anything about him?”
“I do not know him.”
“Didn’t Elder Long have some interactions with him?”
“Interacting does not equate to knowing.”
“That’s true.” Bai Yan Shan nodded her head: “Limitless is Su Yun, an outer sect disciple of the Su Family. Speaking about it, I do have some similarities to him. Su Yun had astonishing talent when he was younger, at a very young age, his cultivation was higher than a few levels compared to ordinary people, and no one in Jue Lian District had talent that could beat his. At that point of time he was well known, and my father upon seeing his talent, immediately had a thought to connect us by marriage, and planned to betrothed me to him.”
“I Bai Yan Shan Dual Cultivation companionship, definitely seeks for an absolute expert, an absolute genius, and to this, I did not reject.”
“But I heard you rescinded the marriage agreement?” Long Xian Li turned halfway and asked.
“Yes!” Bai Yan Shan nodded her head: “I personally went to remove the agreement.”
“He became a cripple, how can I accept that?”
“Eh, why be like that? If it is so, then I cannot help but look down on you.” a trace of disgust swept past Long Xian Li’s eyes.
“I have no feelings for him, and agreed to marry him only because he could become a strong cultivator, but since he could not, why would I marry him?”
“But he is a strong cultivator now! He had made a huge ruckus at Wu Shuang Jue Peak, killed the Blood Soul Master, killed Shen Hong, and stole Congregate of Treasures Sect’s Treasure! How is that not earth shaking? Even ordinary experts would not be as brave as him right?” Long Xian Li said coldly: “His current cultivation level is something you cannot chase after. So, do you regret rescinding the marriage agreement?”
“Regret?” Bai Yan Shan hesitated for a moment, but could not find the answer.
Long Xian Li seemed to know the answer, and not wanting to probe deeper, she looked out far again, and said lightly: “Did he lie to all of us? His cultivation is so powerful, his talent so astonishing, the all powerful Limitless, but having to act as a crippled Su Yun, heh, this person, enjoys lying to everyone, and it seemed to be so real. His lies did not even cause doubt and suspicions to anyone, that asshole, why did he not make it look even more real, so that I would not believe the truth, that way, it would be better”
Saying till there, Long Xian Li’s voice was trembling.
“Elder, do you care about Su Yun?”
“No!” The moment Bai Yan Shan asked that question, Long Xian Li fiercely turned her head and shouted loudly.
Bai Yan Shan’s face turned white, and looked at Long Xian Li in shock, not expecting her reaction would be so huge.
That question was like a needle that pierced her heart.
Long Xian Li then realised that she had lost herself. She sighed, and after a while, she shook her head and spoke: “Sorry, Bai Yan Shan, I lost myself for a moment. Go back, I want to have peace and quiet.”
Bai Yan Shan nodded, sighed, then bowed to Long Xian Li and jumped onto her sword and left.
Long Xian Li’s gaze was distant… Then a teardrop formed in her eyes.