On a hill a hundred li outside of Heavenly Gem Valley.
At this moment, a hundred men and women wearing black robes were gathered. These men and women wore their clothes upright, but their foreheads nevertheless betrayed their malice. If Su Xing was present, he would instantly recognize one man among them draped in black armor and a cloak. He was the one that fought once before at the Bo Sea, the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon beaten into a retreat by Wu Siyou.
The two Star Generals of the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon, River Dragon Li Xiangfei and Demon King of Chaos Fan Ming, were each on his left and right, their expressions somewhat grim.
Not long after, a cloud of smoke floated from the sky. The expression of the men and women on the hill each became deferential upon seeing the smoke, and the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon bowed his head and stepped forward.
The smoke fell onto the hill, transforming into several silhouettes.
“Paying respects to Ancestral Master Yin Luo!”1
This old man’s skin was pale, his eyes hollow, appearing to have evil intent. His shriveled and thin hands were spread full of black lean muscles, and his Supercluster Late Stage cultivation made the hill as if it had been pressured. This man was Ancestral Master Yin Luo, one of the Ancestors of the Heavenly Underworld Sect.
“Holy Lord of Draconic Demon, you truly are trash. Last time, when I heard you had run back from the Azure Dragon Territory with your tail between your legs, I actually dared not believe it. Apparently, indeed it was so.” A youth appearing seventeen or eighteen years old stepped out from behind Ancestral Master Yin Luo.
Seeing him, the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon’s face immediately changed, appearing unreconciled.
This youth had red lips and white teeth, appearing elegant. Every movement had a graceful air, bot those eyes were a frightening black, as if they could absorb everything. The always arrogant and unruly Holy Lord of Draconic Demon showed a fearful and unreconciled expression upon seeing him.
“Why have you come?” The Holy Lord of Draconic Demon looked towards Ancestral Master Yin Luo.
Ancestral Master Yun Luo snorted: “I heard you requested the Sect Head for help. As it so happened, Great Saint Starkiller was also present, so he came for a look.”
The corner of Great Saint Starkiller’s lips hung a harmless smile, making him seem very friendly to people, but the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon’s eyes were even deeper. “Do not mind me. I only came to see the joke that is you and shall not assist you.”
Li Xiangfei and Fan Ming immediately drew their weapons, assuming an attack stance.
Great Saint Starkiller was unconcerned, just looking mockingly at the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon like this, as if he was for them to attack at any time.
However, in the end, the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon nevertheless smiled gloomily, blocking the indignation of the two Star Generals. This Great Saint Starkiller was the Star Master of the Devil Star Palace. They absolutely could not afford to offend him. Furthermore, the Demonic Art this Great Saint Starkiller practiced was unprecedented, and he did not even have the self-confidence for the two Star Generals. When the time comes to ascend Maiden Mountain, then This Holy Lord will show you, the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon thought to himself.
Suddenly, a chilly gaze shot into the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon’s heart, as if it wanted to pierce him through. The Holy Lord of Draconic Demon was startled. Raising his head to look, he found Great Saint Starkiller was currently seemingly smiling yet not at him.
Apparently, Great Saint Starkiller had seen through the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon’s thoughts, his smile making the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon terrified.
The Holy Lord of Draconic Demon forced a smile: “Heard the Devil Star Palace bestowed upon you a ranked third Prehistoric Spirit Treasure Everlasting Bell. Truly, that is enviable.”
“The overlord of the Star Duels this time naturally came from the Devil Star Palace. What does an insignificant Prehistoric Spirit Treasure count as? I still have a Purple Rose Grade Astral Treasure. Would the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon like to test it out?” Great Saint Starkiller smiled.
The Holy Lord of Draconic Demon was unsightly.
Ancestor Yin Luo’s eyes also had that envy when he heard that Boundless Bell2 of Great Saint Starkiller, thinking to himself that the Universal Lord Devil Star was lavish as expected, unexpectedly presenting even the third ranked Prehistoric Spirit Treasure Boundless Bell to his disciple for use in the Star Duels. Across all of Liangshan Continent, what sect would dare be so extravagant. Perhaps only this action was uncharacteristic, for the omnipotent Devil Palace would be so generous. Although the Heavenly Underworld Sect Master also gifted a Prehistoric Spirit Treasure to the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon, it was somewhat unpresentable in comparison.
If we were to slaughter and loot this Great Saint Starkiller right now, we definitely could move about unhindered.
Ancestral Master Yin Luo thought, however, he only dared to think. Even with his Supercluster Late Stage cultivation, he was somewhat fearful of this person.
“Holy Lord of Draconic Demon, just what the hell happened.”
Ancestral Master Yin Luo asked.
This time, the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon had followed the orders of the Heavenly Underworld Sect Master to go to Heavenly Gem Valley to obtain “Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo.” Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo possessed the ability to suppress evil and to pacify, which was a hidden great danger for Black Turtle Demon Sects. Besides obtaining the Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo, inside this Heavenly Gem Valley also was a Star Master he was to kill at the same time. Heavenly Gem Valley had an Evil Suppressing Great Array, but the Heavenly Underworld Sect sent the “Forty-four United Demons”3 to assist the Holy Lord of Draconic Demon. Breaking the array was not a problem, and even in facing that Gem And Evil Leisurer, they still had a Supercluster Middle Stage Ancestor.
“That Heavenly Gem Valley was too powerful. Elder Chang Qiu perished under the opponent’s Heaven And Earth Evil Suppressing Sword Array.4 Although the Evil Suppressing Great Array5 has been broken, Disciple honestly was powerless and had no alternative but to request the Sect Master for assistance.”
“What? Even Elder Chang Qiu was not a match?” Ancestral Master Yin Luo’s face sunk. He looked about the hill and only then noticed that a majority of the Forty-four United Demons had died.
“That Heavenly Gem Valley is unexpectedly this formirable?” This was beyond Ancestral Master Yin Luo’s expectations.
“Yes, and Gem And Evil Leisurer is an old fart. Heavenly Gem Valley has at least seven or eight hundred cultivators.”
“This is actually thorny.”
Ancestral Master Yin Luo looked to Great Saint Starkiller, deferentially bowing: “Your Servant wonders whether or not it is possible for the Great Saint to lend a helping hand.”
“Possibly, but I have a condition. I want the Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo.” Great Saint Starkiller leisurely said.
Upon hearing him speak, Ancestral Master Yin Luo’s face was a bit unsightly. The Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo was but a Thousand Year Spirit Bamboo that he was somewhat reluctant to give away.
“Ancestral Master, I feel we need not yet trouble Great Saint Starkiller. A breakthrough of Heavenly Gem Valley is already imminent, and I believe next time, they will be unable to defend. With Founder’s ‘Extreme Yin Collecting Demon Banner’6 in addition to my Nine Phantasms Ten Banes Capital Demon Sword, along with Xiangfei and Ming’er, we definitely can break Heavenly Gem Valley.” The Holy Lord of Draconic Demon said.
Ancestral Master Yin Luo muttered to himself.
“I am indifferent. However, when later you again make Your Servant act, I certainly want that Heavenly Gem Valley’s things.” Great Saint Starkiller chuckled.
Unexpectedly, he was somewhat terrifying.
How could the Su Xing currently in Heavenly Gem Palace know two demons of the Black Turtle Territory were eyeing the Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo.
At this very moment, there was the fragrance of bamboo leaf tea, the sound of bamboo in the wind, and a distant tranquility.
“Truly a good tea!” Su Xing praised. Lin Yingmei and the rest also tasted the tea, showing expressions of approval.
“This ‘Soul Calming Tea’7 is but Heavenly Gem Valley’s specialty, brewed from the Spirit Leaves of the Heavenly Gem Bamboo. Not only does it stimulate mental acuity, it also can calm and suppress the evils in the heart.” Gem And Evil Leisurer said, full of pride.
“Worthy of being called the legendary Heavenly Gem Valley. Never thought a tiny cup of green tea would have such a mysterious effect.” Su Xing smiled.
Gem And Evil Leisurer asked: “If Fellow is willing, Fellow can have a long stay here. Heavenly Gem Valley is very welcoming of Scattered Star Cultivators like Fellow.”
Su Xing knew that he felt Su Xing’s cultivation was high and wanted only to rope him in. Immediately, he deflected: “You flatter me, however, Your Servant has come for an urgent matter and must earnestly request Leisurer!”
“What in Liangshan would a Supervoid Cultivator be unable to accomplish?” Gem And Evil Leisurer’s eyes already were somewhat on guard.
“Our Young Master requires use of Your Valley’s Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo. We wonder what would Senior Gem And Evil need to agree to an exchange?” Wu Xinjie smiled and said.
Gem And Evil Leisurer did not feel surprised by Wu Xinjie’s request. Heavenly Gem Valley’s most abundant fame lay in the Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo. What else would a Supervoid Cultivator pay a visit for if not for this. In actuality, Su Xing’s luck this time was not bad. If it was an exchange before, even if he was a Supercluster Cultivator, so what. Handling this type of request, Gem And Evil Leisurer would lock the door and refuse to see anyone, without exception. But the previous time, he had encountered a flock of scheming Devil Cultists. The Evil Suppressing Great Array was currently at a feeble time, and he had sustained a bit of injury killing a Supercluster Middle Stage cultivator. Consequently, he was already frightened stiff when he saw Su Xing use who knew what method to easily break the forbiddance. For this reason did he dare cautiously invite Su Xing in.
“To be quite honest, This Valley indeed has Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo, but the majority are only in their growth period and absolutely cannot be harvested. In the case they are taken, they will wither and lose the Evil Suppressing Spirit Bamboo’s properties.” Gem And Evil Leisurer muttered.
“Saying this, not even one stalk cannot be taken?” Su Xing said.
Apparently, thinking that Su Xing was somewhat dissatisfied, Gem And Evil Leisurer hastily said: “There are still several Hundred Year Stalks.”
The age of the Hundred Year Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo was too low. They could forge the flying swords, but the forged Immemorial Sword Chant would not be top level. The Thousand Years were only good enough, so using Hundred Years did not have any use.
“It would be better for us to go see the courtyard Your Valley planted the Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo in. It cannot be said for certain that we can find a Thousand Year one.” Wu Xinjie said.
When the Gem And Evil Leisurer heard this, all of a sudden, he recalled something: “A Thousand Year Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo? Your Servant actually has collected one!”
“Fellow, name a price.” Su Xing was delighted.
Evil And Gem Leisurer revealed a difficult expression: “Since we are Scattered Stars of the same path, to quote a price is prohibited. This sort of thing, Fellow should also know this is priceless.”
Su Xing nodded.
“Then what is to be done? Our Young Lord certainly is in great need.” Wu Xinjie twitched her lips, her face nevertheless not showing any surprised expressions.
“If Your Servant refuses, several have come from very far and presumably would be unwilling to return empty-handed. However, the Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo inherently naturally restrains demonic creatures. It ought to be given to a cultivator of righteousness to use. Hidden here with Your Servant, it actually is somewhat a reckless waste. However, Your Servant does not know how Fellow’s abilities are? If Fellow can make Your Servant won over, this Evil Suppressing Gem Bamboo naturally will be offered. But if Fellow is somewhat just passable, then Your Servant also asks everyone to not be forceful.” Evil And Gem Leisurer’s eyes spun, and he chuckled.
His request sounded reasonable and fair, and Su Xing was incapable of declining. If others spoke these sorts of words, from a Supervoid Cultivator’s perspective, this simply was a farce. However, Gem And Evil Leisurer perhaps still had doubts about Su Xing’s cultivation. For this reason would he have this test.
Su Xing was not afraid. Relying on the Miraculous Bodhi Tree that could break Ten Thousand Techniques, he actually was somewhat certain.
A moment later, Su Xing then found himself at a place more than a hundred zhang in the air above the peak outside the Heavenly Gem Palace. His expression was tranquil, floating motionless, and at a far place several dozen zhang in front of him, Gem And Evil Leisurer stared back at him. Watching Su Xing float in the air without support, his expression was even somewhat grave.
Each and every one of Heavenly Gem Valley’s hundred cultivators congregated nearby, the eyes of each and every one fixed upon the situation in the air.
Su Xing used a High Grade Talisman to conceal his cultivation. Everyone was unable to see his depth, only able to feel dumbstruck watching a Supervoid Cultivator. How could they have thought that Su Xing was only capable of Wandering The Clear Skies by contracting the Dragon In The Clouds Gongsun Sheng.
Just outside Heavenly Gem Palace, in a corridor.
A red-haired girl currently holding a flaming axe and a youth were practicing drills. She wore a split short skirt, and a little golden bell was fixed upon the skirt’s knot. Her tube top was a later of blue plates, and her expression was clean. The hatchet she waved stirred up a wind.
Abruptly, she stopped.
“Qi’er,8 what is the matter?” The young man halted his Sword Chant and asked.
“Hey, that Supervoid Cultivator’s harem makes Your Servant feel very familiar.” This Qi’er girl gazed at Lin Yingmei and the rest, suddenly giggling.
“It cannot be-” The youth’s mouth hung agape, speaking in disbelief.