Ch436 – In a Bad Mood
Wan Yitong flashed a thick grin, showing his teeth. “This grandma, your skill of inverting right and wrong is not bad. It’s just that the cultivation world has always been different from the mortal world — the Dao is supreme, and no one pays attention to social relationships. Naturally, the so-called magic treasures and medicinal pills can only be obtained by those who are capable enough. If you want to snatch it, you should confidently say that you want to snatch it, but don’t pretend like you have any moral high ground; that’ll just make you a laughingstock.”
“Brat, what did you call me?” Shen Lejun’s expression changed dramatically. No woman could be so casually addressed by others, so Shen Lejun immediately waved her hand and sent an attack towards Wan Yitong. A streak of purple light flashed by, and a golden light met it head on. The force of Esteemed Lan Yue’s attack caused Shen Lejun to retreat a few steps.
Shen Lejun looked at Esteemed Lan Yue in shock. “Esteemed Lan Yue, your disciple’s words are insolent and ill-mannered. Don’t tell me that you’ll still protect him? Aren’t you afraid that others will gossip that you’ve led your disciples astray?”
“You have no respect for your seniors!” Wan Yitong added fuel to the fire.
Shen Lejun was just about to explode in anger when she saw Esteemed Lan Yue coolly say with a cold expression, “This Venerable is in a bad mood today.”
Shen Lejun stared blankly and didn’t know how to respond.
Esteemed Lan Yue went on to say, “When this Venerable is in a bad mood, he wants to beat people to vent his anger.”
Hai Kuanglang nodded. “My mood is not very good either.”
Shen Lejun’s face turned green and white. Right now, she could neither leave nor stay.
Esteemed Lan Yue calmly continued, “My youngest disciple’s current whereabouts are unknown. If you guys have any news about him, you may as well tell me. I can buy it at a high price. However, if I find out that someone has hurt my youngest disciple, I will certainly pursue that matter to the end.” When saying those words, Esteemed Lan Yue used his cultivation level to apply pressure to the surrounding cultivators. The cultivation levels of most of the people present were lower than Esteemed Lan Yue’s, so, as expected, they were almost pressed on the ground, and some people even coughed up blood.
“Get lost,” Esteemed Lan Yue ordered with a wave of his sleeve.
Some people couldn’t help wanting to retreat.
However, an elder of Sky Peak Sect stepped forward. “Esteemed Lan Yue, has Lin Xuanzhi truly disappeared?”
Esteemed Lan Yue smiled contemptuously. “Could it be that you still want to search the mountain?”
That elder hesitated, then asked, “What about Yan Tianhen?”
Esteemed Huai Yu was so furious that his teeth hurt. After he returned, he saw a letter on the table. When he opened it, he saw that Yan Tianhen simply wrote, “Master, after much thought, I think it’s still better for me to leave Profound Sky Sect. It just so happens that Dage also feels the same way, so Dage and I left to travel the world. I don’t know when we will return.”
Esteemed Lan Yue’s finger pointed to these people. “They were the ones who took advantage of your absence to send people to surround the mountain gate, refusing to leave. The Sect Master asked Xuanzhi to resolve this matter himself. Xuanzhi was probably disheartened, so he took Ah Hen and left. Nobody knows their destination.”
Here, Esteemed Lan Yue’s expression became gloomier. “They bully intolerably!”
Esteemed Huai Yu’s expression changed a few times, and he loosened his grip on Esteemed Lan Yue. He narrowed his eyes towards the clearing below him — Great! The scene of the crime where Xuanzhi and Ah Hen were forced to leave; the human testimonies and material evidence are all right here ah!
Esteemed Huai Yu let out a gloomy and cold laugh. “This is also good. It saves me the trouble of looking for you one by one. This Venerable has long since wanted to teach you all a lesson, but Shixiong didn’t let me. Now, hehehe.”
Esteemed Huai Yu suddenly flew forward and released indiscriminate attacks at all the people below him, catching them by surprise.
An hour later, Shen Rubing and Shen Lejun escaped from Profound City in a sorry state. Many of Shen Lejun’s hairpins and rings had fallen off, and her hair was loose. After finding firm footing, she couldn’t help cursing, “That Esteemed Huai Yu is a lunatic! He’s so powerful. Before, I didn’t know Profound Sky Sect contained crouching tigers and hidden dragons; they have so many Profound Realm powerhouses.”
Shen Rubing looked even worse than Shen Lejun. She spoke with lingering fear, “Esteemed Huai Yu was actually…”
If they didn’t run away fast enough…Shen Rubing felt chills in her heart when she remembered the horrible scene where those with lower cultivation were mercilessly thrown down the mountain one after another.
Shen Lejun’s expression darkened. “In any case, we will not return empty-handed for this trip. At the very least, Esteemed Lan Yue announced information about the Five Continents’ seal.”
“Twin Lotus Lamp, Yin Yang Umbrella, Heavenly Thunder Tripod, Four Directions Seal, Five Elements Converging Soul Plate…” Shen Rubing frowned. “What exactly are these things?”
Shen Lejun took a deep breath. “These are five peerless magic treasures from the Nine Lands that have been scattered across the Five Continents. As for their functions, it’s not clear yet. However, just a single Twin Lotus Lamp could make Lin Xuanzhi become so powerful in a short time. It may be assumed that the others will only be better.”
Shen Rubing’s eyes lit up. “Master, it seems that Lin Xuanzhi is not the most important matter right now. We might as well look for these magic treasures.”
Shen Lejun nodded. “That’s for sure, but we need to discuss the matter of finding these magic treasures.”
After Esteemed Huai Yu gave them all a brutal beating, Esteemed Lan Yue leisurely released information on the five magic treasures connected to the Five Continents’ seal. This news will soon spread all over the land, and the number of treasure hunters will reach the peak in a few days.
Profound Sky Sect.
People had always been coming and going from Sinking Sword Peak recently in a continuous stream. Not only did people from other sects come to inquire for information, but even the Lin family sent several waves of people over.
Ji Lanjun paid a rare personal visit. Together with the Fourth Elder, Lin Liuchun, she climbed Sinking Sword Peak’s gate.
“There’s truly no trace of my family’s Xuanzhi?” Ji Lanjun asked with a frown.
Esteemed Lan Yue nodded. “This child has his own ideas. He told me before that he intended to resolve everything by himself. The next day, there was no longer any trace of him. I tried every method to find his whereabouts, but I don’t know what magic treasure he had with him, which actually made me unable to locate him. If they contact home, I hope you two can let me know.”
Ji Lanjun looked worried. She sighed in annoyance, “Really now, this child! After such a big matter like this, he didn’t even go home, and he also took Ah Hen away.”
Lin Liuchun, however, said indifferently, “It’s good that they ran away. Staying here is akin to being a sitting target. That boy is too smart to be easily caught. He didn’t return home because he did not want to implicate his family.”
Esteemed Lan Yue pointed to the chessboard. “If you guys really want to find him, you might as well wait for the next Five Continents’ barrier to loosen.”
Lin Liuchun frowned slightly. “You mean the Five Continents’ barrier you mentioned is not a smoke bomb deliberately released to divert attention?”
“I never tell lies,” Esteemed Lan Yue answered lightly. “The Five Continents’ barrier and the corresponding five magic treasures do exist. Only when one has obtained all five magic treasures can the Five Continents’ seal be opened. The Twin Lotus Lamp is located in the West Continent, and an abnormal phenomenon also appeared in the West Continent first — this is excellent proof.”
“You had divined this event long ago, hadn’t you?” Lin Liuchun asked.
“Why didn’t you say anything about this earlier?”
“There was no need to.” Esteemed Lan Yue explained nonchalantly, “Not just anyone can obtain the magic treasures connected to the seals. Moreover, if the magic treasures don’t appear on their own, no one will know their locations. The magic treasures will wait for the right person and will not appear on demand.”
Lin Liuchun thought for a moment before finally nodding. “You’re right.”
Esteemed Lan Yue said, “In the years when Xuanzhi will be away, the Lin family will be entrusted to you guys.”
Ji Lanjun nodded. “Esteemed Lan Yue can rest assured of this.”
The most important purpose to Lin Liuchun and Ji Lanjun’s visit was to determine whether Lin Xuanzhi really ran away from home and disappeared. As for the other magic treasures, they weren’t very interested, so they left without staying too long.
After the two left, Zhan Fengting came over. “Master, how come I remember that you said information regarding the magic treasures was a mystery of heaven that can’t be revealed and that you never intended to make it known to the public?”
Esteemed Lan Yue deadpanned, “Originally, I hid it because I wanted to wait for the right time when you all can go and look for it. It’s more convenient when no one else is fighting over it. Now that Yin Xinghan has basically locked onto the magic treasures’ whereabouts, it’s clear that he’s here for the magic treasures. Naturally, I want to let everyone know the magic treasures’ general locations and add trouble for Yin Xinghan.”
Zhan Fengting was stunned and couldn’t help laughing. “Master, your action is akin to ‘killing 10,000 of the enemy’s troops but losing 3,000 of your own troops’.”
Esteemed Lan Yue smiled coldly. “Precisely; this Venerable wants to harm him without benefiting myself. Yin Xinghan, he wants to have a large force at his beck and call; he became a whore but still wants a memorial arch. He wants to muddy the Five Continents’ waters and make the situation more chaotic, but he also wants to quietly obtain the magic treasures. How can there be such a beautiful thing like ‘one arrow three birds’ in this world? Even if he meticulously planned everything and is now counting his chickens before they hatch, this Venerable still wants to give him a taste of failure.”
Zhan Fengting couldn’t help muttering in his heart, It seems that Youngest Martial Brother leaving quietly with Yan Tianhen has really offended Master. Originally, Master wouldn’t be so angry, but Esteemed Huai Yu came to visit every day during this period of time to ask for Yan Tianhen and even gazed at Master with an aggrieved expression from morning till night. Even if Master originally had a good temper, he would still be furious from having to suppress everything for so long.
However, when Esteemed Lan Yue became angry, he threw his anger on the main culprit, Yin Xinghan, which was truly to everyone’s satisfaction.
Zhan Fengting sighed lightly and spoke with some worry, “It’s just that now everyone knows that one of the Five Continents’ magic treasures is on Xuanzhi. I’m really afraid that something will happen to him.”
Esteemed Lan Yue gave a cold hmph. “He must finish walking the path he chose for himself, even if he has to finish walking it while kneeling.”
Zhan Fengting nodded. “I hope that their road will be smoother with the West Phoenix Monarch’s help.”
Sky Peak Sect.
“Sir, our people have been lying in wait around Profound Sky Sect and the Lin family for a long time, but they have never seen any trace of Lin Xuanzhi and Yan Tianhen. It’s already been more than two months. It seems that they have indeed disappeared.” Ren Bulin reported with a frown.
Yin Xinghan put away the astrolabe he was currently using divination on and spoke lightly, “No need for your people to keep guarding the East Continent. The next seal to be opened is near the South Continent’s Thousand Stars Island, so Lin Xuanzhi must have already left for that place. We are also leaving for the South Continent.”
Ren Bulin’s expression froze. Yin Xinghan never mentioned this matter before.