translated by Berrrybunz
Although the medical treatment standard in Qin Creek could not be compared to Blossom Heart Valley, it was still of some level. Adding that the strength of the protectors being strong, Hong Yan was out of danger upon treatment, and after swallowing a few pills, she was made to sleep and recover.
Seeing that the situation was not dire, Wang Zhong Shan and the rest all sighed in relief. All of them chatted for awhile, and Su Yun decided to return to his cave.
“Brother Wu Yun!”
Just as Su Yun was about to leave, Wang Zhong Shan shouted for him.
Su Yun stopped and turned to look at him.
He watched as Wang Zhong Shan cupped his fist with his other hand and bowed towards Su Yun respectfully.
“Zhong Shan’s strength is mediocre, my talent is low, and am a nobody in the Mountain River List. Although I have not known Hong Yan for a long time, she is like a little sister to me, and everything that happened today, will definitely not end just like that. However, the current Bei Xuan Ming is not the Bei Xuan Ming that I know, and I acknowledge that I am not his match. Adding the fact I no longer have the qualifications to do battle… Brother Wu Yun, Zhong Shan here is pleading you, I hope that you will defeat Bei Xuan Ming! Please!”
With that, he bowed down very low, his head tucked in.
The expression in Su Yun’s eyes swayed a little, but no one knew what he was thinking. He did not accept or reject, and after a moment, he turned to leave.
Wang Zhong Shan raised his head and looked at Su Yun who was walking further out, his expression at a loss.
“He rejected you?” Li Qing who was behind him asked.
“I do not know.”
“With Hong Yan’s elimination today, to be able to dispel this resentment, we can only watch Brother Wu Yun do it!”
“He is very queer.” Wang Zhong Shan sighed: “I do not know how much we weigh in his mind, but we cannot demand too much. Brother Wu Yun has done so much for us already.”
After returning to his cave, Su Yun sat cross legged alone and meditated.
The cave was extremely empty, Hong Yan’s injuries would take months to recover, and she would most probably not be able to watch the competitions ahead.
He took a deep breath and continued to meditate, the Profound Spirit Qi in his body revolving very quickly. After going through the series of battles and studying, a person would have gained abundant experience, and at the same time, learn a few skills.
Because he had to conceal his Limitless Sword Arts and Evil Spirit Essences, Su Yun could not control his flying swords in battle, nor did he dare use the Great Evil Sword Technique, so everything that he used in battle were ordinary techniques. The only powerful technique he used was the ‘Formless Battle God Seal’ when he fought against Chi Xiao Luan.
“I need stronger mystical techniques.”
Su Yun thought.
Thinking about Chi Xiao Luan, Su Yun’s mind kept going back to the pill she swallowed.
He pondered for a moment, and an idea flashed past his mind.
“The Mountain River List is truly a place with crouching tigers and hidden dragons. Who knows when I will meet a high level expert, and if I were to be in an accident and not able to enter the top three rankings, what should I do?”
Thinking about that, Su Yun grunted and stood up. Seeing the storage rings on his fingers, he thought for a moment, then immediately took everything from all the rings out.
He did not dare take out the ingredients and materials from the Evil Realm, because if they left the vacuum space within the storage ring, Evil Qi would leak out, and if he was detected by the Qin Creek Protectors, then that would spell trouble.
Just at this time, ruffling of footsteps could be heard.
Su Yun opened his eyes and kept everything into his storage ring, and then looked at the entrance.
A few figures walked into the cave, and looking clearly, they were Bei Xuan Ming and his men.
Bei Xuan Ming held onto his fan, bringing his subordinates in with an indifferent smile on his face, his gaze fixated on the man inside the cave.
“Brother Wu Yun, congratulations, congratulations on entering the eagle group! Your strength is truly formidable, causing people to have a whole new respect for you! Congratulations!”
Bei Xuan Ming laughed and spoke, looking passionate.
“Is there anything you need?”
Su Yun asked.
“Nothing much, the competition has not ended, and I am bored, so can’t I come and see Brother Wu Yun?” Bei Xuan Ming spoke with thick skin.
“I don’t think our relation is good enough for that right?”
Su Yun remained unconcerned, still seated on the ground, his eyes closed while cultivating.
“Hahaha, relationship, this sort of thing, if we say there is one, there will be one, if we say there isn’t one, there will not be one. Brother Wu Yun, maybe our relationship might not be good, but from what I know, the relationship between you and Wang Zhong Shan is not any better right?”
Bei Xuan Ming laughed and said: “I will not beat about the bush either, Brother Wu Yun, I have come here today, is to give you some treasures.”
With that, he waved his hand, and the few spirit cultivators from behind walked forward, retrieving rainbow colored boxes from their rings, some were even the size of a person, and all of the boxes were arranged neatly together. Glancing through, there were around 10 or more of the boxes.
“All these treasures are items I have meticulously prepared, each box is worth at least 10 thousand spirit coins, but they are merely common objects, and maybe unable to be worthy in Brother Wu Yun’s eyes, but they represent my kind feelings, I hope that you would kindly accept them.”
Bei Xuan Ming laughed.
Su Yun opened his eyes and took a look at the boxes, before asking: “There’s nothing between us, why the need to send me gifts? Unless you have a request of some sort?”
“Hehe, I cannot hide from Brother Wu Yun!”
“Speak, what’s on your mind.”
“A very simple matter.”
Bei Xuan Ming leaned his head in, and laughed in a low voice: “Brother Wu Yun, if we were to meet in the competition, I hope that Brother Wu Yun will give up, and not fight with me! How’s that?”
“Oh? Why’s that?”
“Naturally to obtain the first ranking in Mountain River List for Long Ao Nation!” Bei Xuan Ming laughed: “Currently, the majority of the participants from Long Ao nation have all been eliminated, and the only remaining ones are I, Bei Xuan Ming and Brother Wu Yun who represents the Wang Family! Brother Wu Yun, as long as you nod your head and agree with me, these treasures worth a 100 thousand will all be yours!”
“Is that so?”
Su Yun stood up, caressing the treasures, he lowered his head and thought, before asking: “If I do not meet you in the competition, then what happens?”
“Then the treasures will still be yours, brother Wu Yun! I, Bei Xuan Ming, although I have some strength, but I have never thought of fighting my way into the dragon group, or participate in the ranking competition, and only wants to achieve the highest ranking in Long Ao Nation, so I did not come here for naught!”
“So it was like that.”
Su Yun nodded, he looked at Bei Xuan Ming, retracting his hand, and asked: “What if I refuse?”
“Brat, are you not afraid of dying?” Before Bei Xuan Ming spoke out, the people behind raged and shouted.
“You think our Young Master Bei Xuan Ming is afraid of you? He is just giving you face by doing this, if you truly are seeking death, we do not mind sending you on the journey!”
“Unable to differentiate good from bad, refusing a toast and then being forced to drink the forfeit!”
Bei Xuan Ming raised his hand and said indifferently: “All of you shut up!”
His subordinates all stared at Su Yun, but did not utter a single word anymore.
Bei Xuan Ming turned and looked at Su Yun, an indifferent and shallow smile appeared on his face.
“Brother Wu Yun, you’re thinking of refusing?”
“What if I were to refuse?” Su yun’s expression did not falter at all.
“Then the result will still be the same.” The smile on Bei Xuan Ming’s face became a sneer: “I, Bei Xuan Ming am very different now, you truly think you can win me? Heh, brother Wu Yun, it might seem rude, but although you are of some character, to me, Bei Xuan Ming, you are worth nothing, and for me to kill you, is as simple as turning my hand! Maybe you do not understand it now, but when we are on the stage, you will understand everything!”
He leaned in closer, the smile on his face became sinister: “Maybe you can treat Hong Yan as an example for yourself.”
Su Yun did not reply.
Everyone just stared at him, the entire scene in an awkward silence.
“Slowly think about it!” Bei Xuan Ming laughed.
They did not say anything else, and quietly waited for Su Yun’s answer.
After a moment.
“Leave the items here.” Finally, Su Yun who was quiet spoke out.
Hearing that, Bei Xuan Ming’s face immediately revealed joy, and he laughed out loud: “Seems like not only is brother Wu Yun powerful, but he is also intelligent, you are truly more knowledgeable than Wang Zhong Shan! Hahaha!”
“Alright, leave, do not disturb my training!”
Su Yun urged them impatiently.
Bei Xuan Ming did not hold back, he cupped his fist with his palm, and instantly led his men to leave.
Very quickly, the cave became quiet and peaceful again.
Su Yun stood up and went around the boxes, his fingers caressing the boxes, then opening them one by one.
Inside the boxes were many pills and medicines and ingredients, as gifts, it would be better to not send treasures, because treasures had to be compatible, and if it was not suitable for the recipient, then it would be trying to act clever.
Su Yun poured all the ingredients out and went through all of them once.
“This Bei Xuan Ming, truly is rich, although many things are not considered special and expensive, but with this quantity, adding all of them together, it would be a big sum as well.”
Su Yun thought for a while, suddenly, he thought about something. The expression in his eyes seemed to move, and he anxiously took out the purple cloud pill furnace from his storage ring.
He went through the ingredients once, after thinking about it, he climbed down and drew some sort of pattern on the ground, and very quickly, an array appeared. He then placed the purple pill furnace in the center of the array, and proceeded to compound the ingredients.
“It was all so sudden, I almost forgot to create some pills for myself. Bei Xuan Ming’s gifts are mostly pills and medicines meant to aid cultivation. Only a few of them are meant to help in battles, so I still have to rely on myself to create some. But still, it is not too late. There are so many ingredients, it should be enough to create some.”
His train of thoughts flying past quickly, he instantly became very busy.
Following the group promotions of the competition, the battles would become more and more intense. With participants decreasing due to elimination, the pressure on the stage got lesser. To maintain fairness, the competition time and rest time between battles were also adjusted accordingly. At the end, after every round, there would be five to seven days of time to rest, and from the eagle to dragon rounds, it would take almost a month.
Lights was constantly flickering in the cave, the Profound Spirit Qi constantly emitting out. Everyone else were using their time well to train in their caves, only Su Yun had the time to create pills.
Time flew by very quickly, and after an unknown period of time, a white robed and white masked spirit cultivator walked towards Su Yun’s cave.
“Is participant Wu Yun here?”
The spirit cultivator shouted thrice towards the cave entrance.
Wu Yun opened his eyes, cutting off the Qi transferred into the furnace, he swallowed the pills, then walked out of the cave. Seeing the spirit cultivator, he cupped his fist with his palm and greeted: “Wu Yun is here!”
“The fourth round, “Eagle” to “Elephant” is about to begin. Participant Wu Yun, quickly head towards the competition ground and wait for it to begin!” The spirit cultivator said calmly.