Chapter 931: A Peacock Who Faces Away from Its Partner
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Shi Tianhao looked interestedly at Chu Yang’s two Blood River Divine Sword and asked casually, “To what I know, the Blood River Faction should not have this move, right?”
Li Yuanfang replied quietly, “According to our sources, the Blood River Sect was started by the Blood River Daoist. Many years ago, the treasures of their sect were the Bloodstained Cosmic Map and the blood phoenix. Their sect cultivated three main types of spells.”
Shi Tianhao asked telepathically and Li Yuanfang too responded in kind. However, their communication could be heard by their fellow disciples, though not Chu Yang and the more junior disciples.
“Firstly, some of them cultivated the Hades Blood Lotus. As countless amount of lotus blossom, a sea of blood shall engulf the world; that is the Boundless Blood Sea.”
“Big Senior and Second Senior both encountered Shi Xingyun’s soul, which took the shape of the Blood River Prince, in one of the illusions of the Ying Sea.”
Li Yuanfang continued, “Secondly, through cultivating the Unholy Blood River and the non-stop accumulation of Blood River Primordial Water is another simple cultivation method. However, even so, when the Blood River becomes strong enough, it is no weaker than the Boundless Blood Sea.”
“The Blood River Faction’s most powerful treasure was the Mahayana level magic treasure, the Bloodstained Cosmic Map. It was formed through this cultivation method.”
King Qinguang, formerly from the Hall of the Dead and who was currently sealed by Wang Lin’s Heavenly Gods-Sealing Banner, cultivated through that method.
“Thirdly, they could cultivate blood shadows. When it reached a certain level, the blood shadows will turn into a blood soul. Not only will one’s battling abilities increase, he can take up many different forms and conjure many avatars. As long as his blood soul does not die, the cultivator is immortal.”
Here, Li Yuanfang paused for a while before continuing, “This is one of the most repulsive spells of the Satanic Way, one of the most infamous sects of the Divine Lands. To strengthen the blood shadow, one has to ingest another’s soul and blood.”
“The Blood River Faction was despised by everyone not only because the Blood River Primordial Water is an all-corrupting object, but also because the cultivation of blood shadows was too vile. Hence, this was also why many cultivators of the Blood River Faction killed humans along with demons to consume their souls and blood.”
The most famous cultivator of blood shadows was undoubtedly the founder of the Blood River Sect, the Blood River Daoist. Of course, every single spell of the Blood River Faction originated from him. However, the spell that left the deepest impression on everyone in the Grand Celestial World was still the blood shadows, for at the peak of their sect’s power, he had more than 480 million blood souls at his command.
At that time, the Blood River Daoist was one of the most powerful cultivators of the Divine Land’s Satanic Way. However, he overreached himself and decided to attack the Mount Shu Sword Sect. while he was able to engulf Mount Shu in blood, he was stabbed in the back by someone else. Hence, all his blood souls were immobilized and all 480 million of his blood souls were wiped out. He too was severely injured in the battle.
However, despite challenging the Mount Shu Sword Sect alone, the Blood River Daoist was able to force Mount Shu to use its Immortal Heaven Universal Sword Formation and its Saintly Celestial Sword. The battle between the Blood River Daoist and the founder of Mount Shu, Ren Changmei, was a stuff of legends.
At that time, had Ren Changmei not possess home ground advantage and battled the Blood River Daoist anywhere else, he might not have won the battle even with the Saintly Celestial Sword at hand.
However, the Blood River Daoist was too confident and furthermore, he was already backstabbed. All 480 million of his blood souls were lured by Ren Changmei’s Saintly Celestial Sword and then destroyed with the power of the sword and the Immortal Heaven Universal Sword Formation.
The Blood River Daoist was severely injured and had no choice but to retreat. Ren Changmei led the other powerful cultivators of Mount Shu in hot pursuit and finally, he slaughtered the Blood River Daoist himself.
However, the Blood River Daoist was truly powerful. Before he died, he was able to corrupt the Saintly Celestial Sword and maim and kill many Mount Shu disciples.
However, because of this battle, the Blood River Faction was severely weakened. Later on, because they were unable to regain their full strength, they fell in another big battle.
“Ever since the fall of the Blood River Daoist, the Blood River Faction had been on a steady decline. However, we can still see that this spell was invented by Daoist Chu himself. It was the result of him combining the teachings of the Blood River Sect and the Heaven’s Gate Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique.”
Here, he looked at Chu Yang and said, “While it is only in its early stage, it already has its own unique points. Regardless whether it is the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique or the Blood River Satanic Mantra, both are top-notch mantras. For him to make this step, it is indeed remarkable.”
Luo Qingwu laughed and said, “Perhaps he wanted to cultivate the third Blood River Divine Sword and then attempt to cross the Void Lightning Tribulations and form his nascent soul.”
Shi Tianhao asked, “Little Junior, how many swords will he have when he reached the Immortal Soul stage?”
Luo Qingwu thought about it for a while and replied, “If it’s not nine, then twelve. However, I believe that he won’t use the Blood River Divine Swords to ascend into the Immortal Soul stage. Instead, he will be using the Great Nine Heavens Holy Sword Technique and hence, it’s more likely than not that he will have nine swords.”
As Chu Yang’s own mastery increased, the power of each Blood River Divine Sword would increase as well.
“This guy is really good at hiding his skills, so why is he open today?” Luo Qingwu laughed. “I guess he finally realize that our sect won’t try and undermine him.”
Shi Tianhao blinked his eyes and his mouth twitched into a smile as he said, “While Tun Tun is underage, this b*stard isn’t. Little Junior, have you forgotten master’s reminders?”
He looked at Chu Yang and said with a smile, “Little Junior, don’t you think he’s like a male peacock who’s after a mate? Right now, he is flashing his tail at you.”
Luo Qingwu smiled bitterly and said, “Little Senior, don’t tease me. I have aged and I don’t think I’m his type anymore.”
Yang Qing, who was cleaving open the way in front and who had not said anything till now because all his attention was on the Choucheng, suddenly said, “Little Junior, you must be careful. I think Daoist Chu still intends to chase you.”
“While you have aged indeed, I’m afraid he is still very much in love with you. In fact, his love for you may have increased.”
Luo Qingwu put on a straight face and said, “I will remember what Senior Yang says.”
She looked at Chu Yang and shook her head. “I have no ill feelings towards Chu Yang. However, neither do I want to get married to him.”
Yang Qing replied calmly, “Daoist Chu is from the Ethereal Mountain Sect. He was lucky enough to get this chance and it’s natural that he will act carefully, for fears of squandering it. This is right, and we can’t pick fault with that.”
“His mastery is above-average too. Even if he does not join our sect, he will still accomplish something great in the future. If he joins us, then his potential is unbridled. He may even surpass you and me. Objectively speaking, his conditions are exceptional.”
“However, he is intensely troubled by many things and I don’t think he’s a good match for you, Little Junior. While you are full of ideas and sharp, you are still very pure. If you fall in love, it is for the best if he can love you and only you. However, if you can’t, then you may be hurt in the process.”
Yang Qing’s expression was lonely as he said, “This is your private affair and as your senior, I should not have said so much. Hence, I won’t speak anymore and I won’t mention this in the future. I just hope that Little Junior will carefully think through the matter before you take any action. After all, you are the one who will have to make the call.”
Luo Qingwu said with a straight face, “There’s no need for explanation, Senior. You are doing everything with my best intentions at heart. I am grateful.”
She was indeed grateful. She knew of the tragic tale between Yang Qing and Fang Ting. Furthermore, she knew that the events of today may have reminded him of it. Despite that, Yang Qing still showed incredible amount of concern for her, so how could Luo Qingwu not understand his good intentions?
Luo Qingwu looked at Chu Yang and said softly, “I don’t know why, but I feel a connection with this person. While the feeling is faint, it exists. I wonder why.”
“Regardless what kind of connection is it, there’s no chance I will fall in love with him. For future matters, I will act according to my heart. While I will not rule out options, I won’t be rash too.”
She smiled suddenly and said, “Furthermore, there’s no need for me to marry anyone. Remaining on the mountain and continuing my cultivation under master is good too!”
Shi Tianhao smiled and said, “Haha, someone wants to be an old maiden.”
Luo Qingwu replied, “Little Senior wants me to be an old maiden, right? Then, you can save money on wedding gifts.”
Shi Tianhao giggled, “Of course, your Second Senior is broke.”
Luo Qingwu smiled slyly, “It’s because you ate everything, right?”
Even in the complex surrounding of the Steel Polarity Mine and faced with the constant attacks by the Choucheng, the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were still very relaxed.
Lin Feng’s physical spell body saw everything and he smiled. Looking at Chu Yang, he thought, “Perhaps he wants to attract Qingwu’s attention. However, with his past performance, it should not be just this much.”
“I guess he wants to get even closer to our sect and hence, this is a show of sincerity. However, he has no intention of joining my sect but instead, he wants to solidify the position of the Ethereal Mountain Sect with respect to my sect. To receive the benefits of this alliance, he must demonstrate his prowess and minimally, a much-sought after potential.”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “However, even if he doesn’t mean to, I’m sure he still has the thought of chasing Luo Qingwu.”
“For a man, if he can leave a positive impression on a girl and arouse her curiosity till the point where she will take the initiative to find out more, that’s truly impressive.”
“By revealing his talents layer by layer in front of others, not only is he giving others pleasant surprises, but he is also increasing their expectations of him. When he meets these expectations, then he is on the right path.”
Lin Feng then thought unkindly, “However, he is indeed a peacock trying to show off. But, my boy, as a male peacock, you are showing off in the wrong direction! Your back is facing the female peacock…”
When a male peacock wants to show off its plumes to attract a female peacock, it is a pretty scene from the front. However, if one looks at it from the back, then it’s slightly…
“Stop!” Lin Feng took in a deep breath to stop himself from thinking any further.