Chapter 300: One Versus One
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Zhu Yi used his mana to communicate with Xiao Budian, “What are you up to, by escorting her around?”
Xiao Budian replied, “I obtained some Spiritual Lightning Fruit from her just now. It tastes quite nice. I will like to obtain more from her.”
Zhu Yi asked, “When did you turn vegetarian?”
Xiao Budian replied him, “As long as it tastes good, I am fine with it. I have been eating too much meat. A change in taste can aid in cleaning my digestive system.”
“Besides eating, can you think of something else to do?” Zhu Yi said unkindly.
Xiao Budian pursed his lips, “When I grow older, I will consider other things to do.”
“You are just a lazy rogue!” Zhu Yi commented, “Besides, if you really like her Spiritual Lightning Fruit, why not just trade with her? Why do you have to go through all this trouble?”
Xiao Bu Dian blinked his eyes, “Oh yes, I forgot.”
He turned to look at Li Kuiyin and laughed, “Sister Li, I will like to trade a few more Spiritual Lightning Fruits with you, is it okay? I can trade them with my magic treasures.”
Li Kuiyin laughed, “You do not have to trade anything. It is not as if this Spiritual Lightning Fruit is some special thing. If you like it, take as much as you want.”
Gu Lei laughed at one corner, “Kuiyin, why are you normally not so generous towards me?”
Towards him, Li Kuiyin was not very polite. She rolled her eyes, “You are already eating the Spiritual Lightning Fruit like rice normally. You do not need me to supply you anymore, do you?”
Gu Lei shook his head in laughter as he looked at her.
As he looked at the both of them, Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi could not help but look at each other. They revealed smiles on their face too.
Zhu Yi and Xiao Budian could tell that Gu Lei and Li Kuiyin shared a close bond. The way that they looked at each other suggested that they might be a couple.
At this moment, a macho man from the Northern Tribes walked over. Before he had even reached, his voice could already be heard. He laughed, “Gu Lei, are you forced to concede again?”
Gu Lei laughed but did not speak. Li Kuiyin gave him an annoyed look, “Dou Kun, are you itching to be beaten up again?”
Dou Kun was the most outstanding Aurous Core Stage cultivator in the younger generation of the Royal House of the Northern Tribes. He looked tough and was the true Immemorial Celestial Dragon. His physical strength was comparable or even better than an Aurous Core Stage Demonic Commander.
Amongst all disciples in the younger generation who took part in the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai, only he could cause a threat towards Xiao Budian in terms of physical strength.
Dou Kun was obviously very familiar with Li Kuiyin. He laughed, “If it was Gu Lei saying this, at least it sounded more convincing. But when you said it, I am unafraid.”
Li Kuiyin replied sarcastically, “I will let you know how good I am sooner or later.”
Beside Dou Kun was another lean youth that was dressed more complicated than him. He smiled slightly and said, “I will prefer to see Dou Kun and Comrade Gu fight again instead.”
Gu Lei laughed, “Stop joking. After winning him once, I am not prepared to fight with him again. I will not give him an opportunity to turn the tables.”
As he looked at the lean youth, he said, “But talking about it, I will like to spar with you, Sang Luohe. All the cultivators from the Northern Tribes that I have encountered were all trained in martial arts. I have rarely seen a sorcerer like you that is trained in the art of the soul.”
Xiao Budian and Zhu Yi heard that and they both looked at Sang Luohe.
As what Gu Lei mentioned, cultivators trained in martial arts were common in the Northern Tribes. Out of ten, at least eight were these cultivators. But the sorcerers that were trained in the art of soul in another branch of the Royal House of the Northern Tribes were less common.
The numbers were already very little. Along with the fact that most of them rarely showed up in public, it was very uncommon to spot them around.
Even Lin Feng’s supernatural awareness was focused on Sang Luohe. He was very interested in a Northern Tribes sorcerer who specialized in the soul.
Besides the Great Void Sect’s “Exploration of the Great Void Thinking”, only the Royal House of the Northern Tribes had sorcerers that specialized in mantras of the soul.
On the other hand, there were many species in the demonic clan that specialized in the mantras of the soul rather than physical martial arts or demonic powers.
“The lightning spells of the Purple Clouds Sect are the best in overcoming the mantras of the soul. Your suggestion is pretty good.” Looking at the eager Gu Lei, Sang Luohe laughed while shaking his head.
His attention was drawn towards Zhu Yi and Xiao Budian, “If there is a chance, Sang Luohe will like to spar with the both of you.”
Although he dressed in a foreign manner, the way he spoke was not fast or slow. It was different from an average gallant Northern Tribes man.
Zhu Yi smiled slightly, “Even if we do not draw each other in the spiritual conference, we can still spar.”
Xiao Budian wanted to say something, but he thought of something and turned around. He saw a young man staring at him. As Xiao Budian looked over, the man did not even shift his gaze. On the other hand, he became even more provocative.
Zhu Yi turned his head to look, “He is from the Heaven Lake Sect. Do you remember Mu Jihai?”
Xiao Budian shrugged his shoulders and realized that Mu Jihai had a dangerous look in his eyes.
Dou Kun and Sang Luohe looked at Mu Jihai and the both of them laughed. Dou Kun said, “Ignore him. He is just a clown, leaving in the shadows of Song Qingyuan.”
“Song Qingyuan?” Zhu Yi and Xiao Budian both thought of the figure of a young man smiling. But as they thought of Song Qingyuan, they could not help but feel a chill down their spines, as if they were facing a creepy poisonous snake.
Although it was not scary, it still made them feel uncomfortable.
Sang Luohe looked at Mu Jihai and said slowly, “He is quite outstanding in terms of his cultivation of mantras. But his character is lacking. Barring any surprises, he will never surpass Song Qingyuan in this lifetime.”
Mu Jihai shifted his gaze between Xiao Budian, Dou Kun, and the Northern Tribes cultivators. Eventually, it stopped at Xiao Budian. He laughed creepily and performed an action of cutting his throat towards Xiao Budian.
Xiao Budian scoffed and looked at Mu Jihai as if he was looking at a mischievous kid.
For someone as young as him to give this sort of treatment was the most brutal insult ever.
Mu Jihai looked even more scary at this point and seemed as if he wanted to strike immediately. But as he shifted his gaze, he saw something that caught his attention more. He just snorted and turned his body in another direction.
Xiao Budian looked in the same direction and saw a man and woman standing together. The woman was Dao Yuting whereas the man was Song Qingyuan.
As usual, Song Qingyuan appeared very courteous and his face wore a smile.
But Dao Yuting was different from before. Initially, she was unconcerned about many things, but as she stood beside Song Qingyuan, she was trembling uncontrollably.
It was out of fear.
Because of fear, her body was trembling non-stop. It was like a rabbit or a deer facing a beast in the natural world.
Song Qingyuan laughed slightly while speaking followed by exiting the Hidden Dragon Gorge. Dao Yuting hesitated for a moment before following behind him.
After them was Mu Jihai. He looked downbeat as he stared at Song Qingyuan’s back view.
Xiao Budian was curious as he saw this scene. After bidding goodbye to Zhu Yi and the rest, he rushed out of the gorge too.
Lin Feng witnessed all of this, but he was not bothered about it. Although he had some plans and ideas about the relationship between Dao Zhiqiang and Dao Yuting, he did not have any direct contact with Dao Yuting.
Anyway, with Dao Yuting’s talent and potential, Song Qingyuan could not have really done anything towards her, otherwise, Cao Wei would teach him a lesson.
Even if he was Cao Wei’s biological son, Cao Wei would not spare him if he hurt Dao Yuting. What more since he was only a budding talent and a future leader of the Heaven Lake Sect.
Dao Yuting’s abilities were inferior to him, but the potential that she displayed was at least comparable. Under normal circumstances, they would all be the pillar of the Heaven Lake Sect and even the successor to the Heaven Lake Sect.
That was why Lin Feng did not really bother about this. Xiao Budian followed them as he was curious, but Lin Feng did not interfere in his decision.
But after this, Lin Feng discovered that something was amiss. Mu Jihai was following Song Qingyuan and Dao Yuting, while Xiao Budian was following Mu Jihai. But there was someone else following Xiao Budian!
Furthermore, it was a supreme cultivator in the Nascent Soul Stage. It was a middle-aged man wearing a green dress. He looked average but exuded a calm stature.
Lin Feng recalled that he belonged to the Great Qin Empire. He was very low profile during the spiritual conference and was just present to hold the fort for the Great Qin Empire cultivators.
But Lin Feng could tell that even though he looked normal, it was obvious that he was tailing Xiao Budian on purpose.
“What does he want?” Lin Feng raised his brows and commanded his Steel Tree Avatar to follow behind him.
After exiting the Hidden Dragon Gorge, Song Qingyuan continued to lead the way. He seemed very relaxed. Dao Yuting followed behind him, but she seemed to have a lot of things on her mind and she looked very scared.
But she was silent and only tensed her lips while following Song Qingyuan.
Song Qingyuan reached a quiet spot and stopped in his tracks. He turned to look at Dao Yuting, saying, “This place seems nice, does it not?”
Dao Yuting was silent, but Song Qingyuan did not expect a reply. He turned his head in another direction and laughed slightly.
In that direction, Mu Jihai was standing expressionlessly and seemed to know that Song Qingyuan had discovered him. But he did not move his body.
Song Qingyuan turned his head around and smiled slightly at Dao Yuting. His smile was warm as usual but there was a movement of icy mana in his body. It engulfed Dao Yuting’s entire body.
Dao Yuting groaned. Her pale face became even more white and she revealed a painful expression.