Chapter 1368 Isn’t This Cheating?
Zhang Han had long been accustomed to not having soul sense and had figured out the current state of the Immortal Body of the Five Elements.
Rong Jiali, Rong Jiaxin, Wang Ya, Zhang Li, Liang Mengqi, and even Liu Jiaran were constantly cultivating.
Zhang Han’s warning was effective.
It made Zhao Feng, Ah Hu, and others all nervous.
Zhang Han gave them rich resources like crazy, which helped raise their cultivation to a certain level.
He also helped Zi Qiang and Xu Xinyu strengthen themselves, as well as Zi Long and Zi Hu from the Zi Clan. The core members of the huge force on Mount New Moon, except for those who really had no talent, improved quickly.
It had been a semester since the girls started their high school life.
They had never asked for leave and went to class every day.
In several monthly exams, Mengmeng got first place firmly, while Nina and Felina often took turns getting second and third places. Although Felina was usually quiet, she was a hard-working student. Yue Xiaonao would be ranked fifth or sixth in her grade.
Yue Wuwei did not come to Mount New Moon often. He was busy with his own affairs and spent time with Lisa alone.
Chu Qingyi was the only exception. She didn’t cultivate much. Every day, she would walk around and look at the situation of her master’s family from afar.
Now, she was more or less aware of the situation on Mount New Moon.
“These people have a harmonious relationship.
“Master is the core of the group.
“There are no intrigues between them. It’s like a big family.
“If my family could be so united, it would definitely be more powerful.
“Unfortunately, my Chu family has many branches and complicated relationships. I wonder how my foster father is doing.
“Chu Lan must have told them that I had an accident when she went back. I have been with her for so many years, but this is what I ended up with.”
As she thought of this, Chu Qingyi’s breathing grew slightly rapid.
Clearly, there was still a fit of pent-up anger in her heart.
Although Chu Qingyi didn’t talk much usually, a girl of few words would perhaps be more emotional.
At this moment, Chu Qingyi was lying in a thin dress among the petal hanging basket, admiring the evening of Mount New Moon. The moon was high in the sky, and she found it very beautiful.
It was winter, and it was time for New Year.
Nice decorations were placed everywhere. The festive atmosphere made the place livelier than ever.
“I am now sixteen years old.”
Mengmeng’s bright eyes and long eyelashes were very attractive. Her smiling face was fascinating.
She had inherited Zi Yan’s genes and was equally beautiful.
“Alas, I’m aged.”
Zi Yan pursed her lips and said, “Girl, you’re almost a grown-up now.”
“How could you be old? Everyone says that we are sisters when we go out,” Mengmeng said seriously.
“Where did you pick up that sweet talking?” Zi Yan said with a smile.
“I said that because it’s New Year,” Mengmeng replied matter-of-factly.
She meant that she wouldn’t say anything harsh during New Year.
“I’m an adult, but you’re just a little girl,” Yue Xiaonao said calmly with her hands clasped behind her back.
“According to age, I am more than 120 years old,” Nina said with a smile.
According to age, Nina was one of the top ones.
Yue Wuwei was the oldest.
“It’s great to celebrate New Year here,” Zhang Guangyou said with a smile.
“We never celebrate it anywhere else.” Zhang Li retorted.
Zhang Guangyou said, “Aren’t you bickering for no reason?”
“Your father never urges you to have children, but now you’re getting naughty.” Rong Jiali couldn’t help laughing.
Zhang Guangyou was not happy with Zhang Li and Liang Hao for a while. They didn’t get down to business and didn’t have children. At that time, the two of them always went out and seldom went home. Now Zhang Guangyou didn’t seem to care at all, so he didn’t say anything about it. However, Zhang Li wandered in front of him from time to time.
“It’s spring again with vitality everywhere.”
Yue Wuwei stroked his beard and recited a verse.
Under their gazes, magic fireworks bloomed over the whole sky of Mount New Moon. It was magnificent.
Only they could enjoy that such beautiful scenery.
On the first day of the New Year.
“Let’s go back to Dragnet Academy.”
This time, Zi Qiang and Xu Xinyu went back with them, as well as almost all the other members of Mount New Moon, leaving only the old and the young.
The main force gathered in the Ancient Mine.
On the way, Zi Yan introduced the places to Zi Qiang and Xu Xinyu. “This is Kun Xu World, one of the five worldlets. Have you been here before?”
“Yeah. We visited the Heavenly Knights Sect.”
“This is the Ancient Mine. It’s a large area. The core place is the King’s Domain. The ones who live here are all the experts of the Dark Shadow Clan.”
“I’ve never been to the Ancient Mine. It’s dark and stormy here. Living here every day would be a kind of suffering.” Zi Qiang said, “I’ve heard of the Dark Shadow Clan. They have dark skin and different pupils from humans. They have white pupils and black eyeballs. I heard that the Dark Shadow Clan and martial artists used to be at odds with each other. Was there a war or did Han pacify the Dark Shadow Clan before they settled down?”
“You’re right about that.”
Zi Long said, “Not only the Dark Shadow Clan but also Kunlun Immortal World and the worldlets have fewer conflicts. Especially in the martial arts world, the new generation has replaced the old. I haven’t heard of the current famous ones, nor do they know much about Zhang Hanyang, Emperor Qing, Mu Xue the female demon, and so on.”
“Yeah.” Zi Hu sighed softly. “Almost everyone who is familiar with this group of people has gone to the Cultivation World. Most of the old people are either studying in the worldlets or staying in the Kunlun Immortal World all year round. A lot of people in the martial arts world have been replaced. I’ve gone to watch a few martial arts duels and they are still exciting as the ones in the past, especially the two little guys at the Grand Master Late-stage. More than 10,000 martial artists watched the battles.”
“There are also a group of old acquaintances.” Gai Rulong was shy and didn’t dare to talk nonsense on this occasion, but he knew more about the current situation of the martial arts world. “Ye Tianlang is still the head of the National Security Agency. Except for Vermilion Bird, who has been replaced, the other three still have their previous positions, but they rarely show up.”
“Rulong, it’s your first time going to the Cultivation World. Are you nervous?” Zhang Guangyou asked with a smile.
“I’m nervous, very nervous, but I’m also very excited,” Gai Rulong said timidly.
If the people of the martial arts world saw this, they would be stunned.
They would wonder how Master Long of the northeast would also be so timid.
“Hahaha, you’re supposed to be nervous. We were also very nervous when we first went there,” Zhang Guangyou said.
“Rulong,” said Gai Xingkong, “You’re now experienced enough to travel around. After you enter the Cultivation World, you need to stick with Zhang Han. You’ll benefit a lot from the things he teaches you.”
“Uncle Gai, there’s no need for the courtesy.” Zhang Han couldn’t help laughing. “When Rulong has an initial understanding of the Sea Dragon Star Area, I will arrange a cultivation method for him.”
“Rulong, thank Brother Han now.” Gai Xingkong’s eyes lit up.
Gai Rulong stood up and bowed to Zhang Han respectfully. “Thank you, Brother Han.”
“You’re welcome. We’re friends.” Zhang Han waved his hand.
Seeing this harmonious scene, Chu Qingyi sat to the side and blinked her eyes as she quietly watched.
She found that she liked this big family more and more.
However, her master hadn’t spoken to her much.
This was something that Chu Qingyi often thought of.
“We need to talk more.”
“There are so many spaceships. How imposing!”
The ones who saw a fleet for the first time all widened their eyes. They looked around with great curiosity. Then, they entered the spaceships, where they paid even more attention.
“That’s high tech.”
“It’s simply beyond imagination.”
The fleet set off.
“Grandpa, this is the Boundless Sea. It’s huge.” Mengmeng said, “Ahead is the Silver Sea, which is like mercury. It looks quite terrifying.”
To put it bluntly, when the crowd saw the Silver Sea, even Gai Rulong felt an inexplicable panic.
How deep was the Silver Sea? What was below?
Everything about it was a mystery.
“On the contrary, the Clear Stream is beautiful. They’re two extremes.” Zhang Guangyou said, “We can’t even see the water of the Clear Stream. It’s as if the overlord of its water below is flying in the sky. It’s very beautiful.”
“Screen Waterfall is the most magnificent. It’s super huge. You can’t see its edge. The water around it keeps flowing into its middle. When it reaches its destination, it keeps flowing toward the inside part of the waterfall according to a certain kind of rule.”
“This is so stunning.”
Zi Qiang, Xu Xinyu, Gai Rulong, and others were all stunned.
In fact, even Chu Qingyi was astonished.
She had never witnessed such a grand occasion even in the Astral Domain before.
They entered the secondary space.
There seemed to be aurora-like things all around, flashing with all kinds of light.
After an unknown period.
With a dull thud, the fleet appeared in the universe.
“This is the Lost Continent, the main base of the Heavenly Group. It’s the safest place in the Sea Dragon Star Area.” Zhang Guangyou looked proud. “My son founded it.”
“That’s amazing. It’s not easy to create a place with such a scale on this continent,” Zi Qiang said.
“Hold your surprise first.”
Zhang Guangyou smiled and said, “Do you see the planet over there?”
“That planet? It seems very big.” Zi Qiang looked over and saw the enlarged planet on the screen.
Gai Rulong looked at it carefully and said, “There seem to be a lot of entertainment facilities on it.”
“Yes. That planet is called Dal Star.” Zhang Guangyou said, “Han specially built it for Mengmeng.”
“Hiss!” Gai Rulong gasped in astonishment.
But what he heard next shocked him more.
Zhao Feng said with a smile, “These are just two planets. Generally speaking, the Lost Continent is not quite a planet. Now thousands of planets have the branches of the Heavenly Group that my master created.”
“Thousands of planets?”
Gai Rulong was stunned.
“What does it mean to have his groups’ branches set on thousands of planets?” He couldn’t figure it out.
“How much wealth would Zhang Han have?” He couldn’t figure that out, either.
“Let’s go to Dal Star this time.”
“We are 90 million kilometers away from Dal Star. The secondary space travel will take 13 minutes.”
During the conversation, except for a few spaceships left in Lost Continent, all the others went to Dal Star.
The brand-new spatial station was very large.
Dal Star was not open to the public, nor would it be that way. It was a place where employees of the Heavenly Group could come and have fun. It was Mengmeng’s exclusive entertainment planet.
There was the giant Ferris wheel, the magical roller coaster, the entertainment facilities in the water, the mountains, and so on, as well as the large-scale Exotic Beast garden and botanical garden.
All kinds of Exotic Beasts and beautiful flowers and plants attracted people’s attention.
The crowd stayed on the Dal Star and had fun for six days.
“Dahei, come here.”
“Little Hei, stay close to us. Don’t look at the she-wolf over there. You’re not of the same breed.”
“Tiny Tot, you’ve gained so much weight. All you do is eat. Mind your weight a bit, would you?”
They visited the whole planet once. The place they lived was very high-end. There were antique manors and modern villas with a sense of high technology.
There were many residential areas that belonged to them. They could live wherever they wanted.
“Our next stop will be Dragon Base Star, which is the second base of our group.”
It was not until they went to the Dragon Base Star that they felt the majesty of the Heavenly Group. There were various kinds of spaceships arranged in the huge space station. There were dozens of royal warships, and those were just the ones that stayed on this side. There were more than a hundred of them, including the ones sent out.
Liu Qingfeng spent a lot of crystal stones to buy the ships from Star Province.
The ships didn’t cost much. Under Zhang Hanyang’s reputation, Liu Qingfeng got the base price.
After the crowd arrived on Dragon Base Star, they rested for two days.
They chatted a lot with Liu Qingfeng.
Zhang Han told him something about the ‘Storm’. The influence of the main nest of the Bug Clan was aimed at a large area, but Zhang Han and his troop were more likely to be affected by it than ordinary people.
“It’s time to go to Dragnet Academy.”
They set off to go back to Dragnet Academy.
Nine days later, they arrived at the academy.
Headmaster Shan came to welcome them in person.
“You’re finally back.
“By the way, Chu Qingyi, are you interested in being a tutor?”
Headmaster Shan never gave up on any talent, and Chu Qingyi was very powerful. He felt that he wasn’t necessarily her opponent.
She was more than qualified to be a tutor.
Chu Qingyi directly refused.
It was her personality to be quiet and concise.
“Okay. You can come to me at any time when you are interested,” said Headmaster Shan.
“Zhang Hanyang, you came back at the right time.” Headmaster Shan said, “Although I’m reluctant to do this, I have to tell you that the people of all the major sects in the Star Dragon Area are leaving. Yan Bo, the chief supervisor of the Zhenlong Faction, asked me if anyone of you wants to go to his faction. If there you do, you can go with him. He will provide a warrant and make sure that the ones with ordinary strength among you will enter the Zhenlong Faction to cultivate.”
By doing that, Yan Bo paid a high price.
In order to build a good relationship with Zhang Hanyang, Yan Bo did not hesitate to use his connections to let a few from Zhang Hanyang’s group join the Zhenlong Faction. It was not easy for him to make it happen, but he did manage to pull some strings to get it done.
It could be seen that Yan Bo had connections with the higher-ups of the Zhenlong Faction.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t be a chief supervisor at such a young age.
“I should thank him for his kindness, but I don’t need it for the time being.” Zhang Han smiled and shook his head to refuse.
“An academy occupies a planet. It’s really big.” Zi Qiang and Xu Xinyu were behind them, looking at the surrounding things and whispering.
Headmaster Shan led the way and walked to the matt ground vehicles. Ten minutes later, they arrived at Zhang Han’s manor.
“Zhang Hanyang, I heard that the Lo family has moved. Something has changed in the Rain-falling Star. The surface of its earth is covered with thunder and lightning. The sky is falling, the earth is cracking, and the sea is whistling. It’s a scene of an apocalypse.” Headmaster Shan said by Designated Voice-transmitting Technique, “Many forces want to go over and find out the truth. Some suspect that there will be secret realms or treasures there. Now the Lo family is still standing guard in the space station there, and no one dares to explore it.”
“It doesn’t matter.”
Zhang Han shook his head slightly and didn’t seem to care.
Even if those people managed to find the location, the three Bounded Domains would make them despair.
They wouldn’t succeed unless they took out another eighth-tier Barrier-breaking Stone and possessed half of his attainments in the array of formations. Not to mention whether such a person existed in the Heavenly Dragon Star Province or not, even if there was one, what could they get up there? All they would see would be a sea of thunder. If they dared to act rashly, it was very likely that they would be attacked by the thunder.
Moreover, that space did not exist in the Rain-falling Star. It was attached to it and belonged to an independent space. Therefore, Zhang Han was not worried about anything.
“Recently, our eight branches all have their own activities. Zhang Hanyang, you have just come back. You should take a few days off and then see if you should hold some activity,” Headmaster Shan said in a consulting tone.
“Okay.” Zhang Han nodded. He glanced at Mengmeng out of the corner of his eye and said with a smile, “Then let’s hold an activity and I’ll offer the awards.”
He felt like helping his daughter cultivate some hobbies.
They walked around the Dragnet Academy. The sun hung high in the sky, casting warm rays of sunlight onto them. The air was nice and refreshing, and occasionally, birds and beasts could be seen flying about. A sense of calmness filled everywhere.
However, under this calmness, many people were secretly competing.
In the Cultivation World, strength was respected. Once they started their cultivation, they needed to keep learning. They all wanted to be strong, and they worked hard on their way to making it.
On this day.
“Finally, the Pellet-refining Branch is now holding an activity.”
“It’s a pellet-refining competition.”
“Mr. Treasure arranged it personally, and he offers such nice treasures! The first place will actually get a seventh-tier spirit treasure named Fairy Furnace. Can this furnace refine little fairies?”
“I’ve seen the photos. The Fairy Furnace is crystal clear and light pink. It’s roughly cylindrical. It’s three feet high with the largest diameter of two feet. The furnace has four feet, which are seven inches high. Both the carvings and other things have hidden mysteries in them. This furnace is the best choice for auxiliary pellet-refining.”
“It seems that this furnace would suit girls more, but it doesn’t matter. That is a seventh-tier spirit treasure. This is the first time in the history of the academy that the organizer has offered a seventh-tier spirit treasure as a reward. More importantly, Mr. Treasure took it out on his own. That’s really generous of him.”
It wasn’t just them. Even the trainees of the other branches were shocked.
Someone said jealously, “It’s not fair that the Pellet-refining Branch can offer a seventh-tier spirit treasure. “The reward for taking first place in our branch will be only a fifth-tier spirit treasure.”
Some rational people said, “Our complaints would only be in vain. The first place in other branches will also get a fifth-tier spirit treasure. The Pellet-refining Branch can have such a nice reward just because of Mr. Treasure.” That was Zhang Hanyang they were discussing. It was said that he had forces all over the Sea Dragon Star Area and was very rich.
Many tutors felt helpless about what he did.
“He’s so badass to offer a seventh-tier spirit treasure.”
But everyone who knew him knew what was going on.
“Did Zhang Han prepare a pellet furnace for Mengmeng?”
Judging from the delicate appearance of the pellet furnace, they knew that it was made by Zhang Han.
Mengmeng put her hands on her hips and said to Zhang Han with dissatisfaction, “Daddy, look at what you’ve done. I’ve just returned to Dragnet Academy and I’ve only been hanging around for two days, but now you’re already making trouble.”
“I’m not making trouble.” Zhang Han said innocently, “I just wanted to add some fun to your peaceful life.”
“You’re wrong about that.” Mengmeng immediately said, “You’re dumping affairs on my wonderful and casual life.”
“Ahem, ahem.” Zhang Han found it hard to refute her.
Therefore, he sighed softly, “Alas, I’m doing this so that you can experience the feeling of competition.”
“Humph. What happens now since I’m not satisfied?” Mengmeng said.
A girl’s mind was hard to guess.
Zhang Han said crisply, “It’s up to you.”
“Okay. I don’t know how to refine pellets now. If I keep making the furnace explode, wouldn’t it make you lose face?” Mengmeng said with a smile.
“Hey, that’s not something you should worry about.” Zhang Han took Mengmeng’s hand and let her sit next to him. He said, “With your skills in the Dao of plants and vegetation, even the tutors in the academy are no match for you, so why should you be worried? It’s normal to make the furnace explode. I’ve encountered that many times in the past. In this activity, I set the questions and selected the medicinal pellets that need to be refined throughout the process. We can practice in advance.”
“Shush! Don’t let others hear it.” Mengmeng’s eyes widened. She immediately looked around vigilantly and whispered, “Wouldn’t I be cheating if we do this?”