I normally say that I like Past Life Returner but I have not read it at all, not even the manhwa(comic). But this story is different, I love it. I...
He thought for a while, then he suddenly showed a look of shock and asked Xu Ziyan, “is that the one of Bai Hua…?”
“That’s right!” Xu Ziyan replied with joy. Originally, he thought it would take at least two years to get this flying sword, and he didn’t expect to get it so soon.
As he was a bit worried about the effect of a protagonist of Bai Hua, Xu Ziyan had never wanted to face him, but on the other hand, he also had to consider whether and how he could kill this “destined” protagonist if they were to meet face-to-face.
He wanted to avoid any troubles as best as he could, and if he couldn’t avoid them, he needed to solve them. He wouldn’t offend Bai Hua proactively, but he’s still willing to set some traps whenever he could, as long as Bai Hua didn’t find out.
Jiang Ying didn’t hear the conversation between Xu Ziyan and Xu Zirong clearly, but judging from the way Xu Ziyan acted, he took a step forward and lowered his voice, “is this good stuff?”
Xu Ziyan nodded vigorously. He thought, “its’s not only good, it’s excellent!”
They had no idea which appraiser made the appraisal, but he actually regarded this top-grade magic weapon as a middle-grade magic weapon. The material of this sword called Aurora was indeed only at the level of a medium-grade magic weapon, but if it’s added with the feature of “Breaking Emptiness”, then it would become the best weapon for fleeing!
Jiang Ying was slightly depressed. The three of them went to choose their flying swords, but he got nothing. He felt hurt, and he’d decided to let Fang Tianrui comfort him that night.
Fang Tianrui felt cold behind his back out of some reason, he looked around and finally turned his puzzled gaze on Jiang Ying.
Jiang Ying smiled brightly, and Fang Tianrui was silent immediately. According to his experience, he would definitely suffer that night…
After returning to the inn, Xu Ziyan asked Zirong to set up layers of arrays in his room, and he took out the piece of broken cloth and the sword Aurora.
It was easy for Aurora to reveal its original face, one only had to infuse spiritual energy into it. However, it required a cultivator of nascent soul to infuse all his spiritual energy to break the arrays on it.
Fortunately, in addition to manual input, they could also use spiritual stones. So, after consuming fifty high-grade spiritual stones, they looked at the powder of spiritual stones in that place, then at the Aurora with its sealed already lifted, Xu Ziyan felt more balanced.
“Unfortunately, you can’t fly with a sword in the city. If I want to try this sword, I’ll need to get out of the city.” Xu Ziyan said with some regret.
“We’ll leave in a few days. Let’s try again at that time.” Xu Zirong also remembered the speed of this flying sword, but he was even more curious about that broken cloth, “brother, what is this actually?”
“Oh, this one?” Xu Ziyan smiled happily, “this is a really big treasure.”
“Treasure? Is it a treasure map?” JiangYing asked curiously.
“Yes.” Xu Ziyan looked as if he’s looking forward to something, “it’s a pity that we don’t have access to this treasure yet…”
“Why not?” Fang Tianrui also wanted to know.
“We don’t have sufficient strength.” Xu Ziyan spread his hands helplessly, “this is a treasure left by a Mahayana cultivator. Without the cultivation base of nascent soul or above, you can’t even enter the door.”
Fang Tianrui was speechless. He only broke through the period of Qi condensation two days ago, he dared not even think about reaching the nascent soul.
The period of nascent soul isn’t something that one can achieve by closed-door retreat, they must go through countless difficulties and opportunities. Some even have to taste what it feels like to be almost dying to achieve this stage.
Take the Liu Guang sect as an example, there were more than a few hundreds of thousands of cultivators inside. However, there were less than ten of them reaching the period of nascent soul. It already proves how difficult it would be to reach this level. Small families like the Fang family wouldn’t even imagine it.
Xu Ziyan spread the broken cloth on the table, then took out a low-grade spiritual stone and grounded it into powder. Then, he smeared it along the outline of the grimace. Finally, he cut his finger and dripped a drop of blood on it.
“Brother, you can just leave this task for me next time.” Xu Zirong grabbed his brother’s injured finger into his mouth, and gently licked the wound, “brother’s essence blood is very precious.”
Xu Ziyan only felt the goosebumps on his back, and the softness around his fingers made him feel weak.
“Cough cough, don’t talk nonsense!” Xu Ziyan withdrew his finger Although it had stopped bleeding, the feeling of being licked still lingered on it.
Feeling unfulfilled, Xu Zirong kept licking his lips, and his dark eyes stayed on his brother’s lips.
Such a hot sight gave Xu Ziyan the illusion that he was stripped naked, he blushed and knocked on Zirong’s head, “I told you not to mess up!”
Xu Zirong put away that extremely aggressive gaze, Xu Ziyan was finally set free from the embarrassing atmosphere just now. He gave Xu Zirong a look of warning and told him to be more obedient. Xu Zirong lowered his head and concentrated on the broken cloth.
After Xu Ziyan’s essence blood mixed with the powder of spiritual stones, it began to dip into the cloth along the outline of the grimace. Then, the cloth started burning itself.
There’s a purple flame around the cloth, and the four people surrounding it had to take a few steps back.
“What a powerful flame.” Fang Tianrui sighed.
“The Nine Suns Real Fire…” Xu Zirong narrowed his eyes and told them the name of the flame.
Xu Ziyan’s heart moved and looked at the flame. He remembered that this Nine Suns Real Fire seemed to be…
Xu Zirong noticed his gaze, turned his head and smiled at him. There was some distortion in this smile, but it also showed some relief.
He had been tortured by this fire for so long in his previous life. He once vowed that if he could get out of trouble one day, he would torture Xu Ziyan to death!
Unexpectedly, according to the rule of impermanence, he was reborn, and although his brother still looked the same, it was already a different person inside.
The person that he hated so much had completely disappeared, the past was gone, and he was looking forward to a better future.
Xu Ziyan patted his younger brother’s shoulder lightly, as he knew how long Xu Zirong was tortured by this fire. He couldn’t make him forget all that he had experienced, but he was willing to spend the rest of his life with Zirong.
“I’m okay.” Xu Zirong smiled faintly, and he threw inside his brother’s arms.
Jiang Ying and Fang Tianrui cried and turned away their faces – could this kind of life still continue?
Xu Ziyan patted Zirong comfortably on the back, but after Zirong said something to his ears, he blushed and got pissed off.
“Brother…my heart hurts so much.” Xu Zirong’s soft voice seemed to be still in his ears, but Xu Ziyan had completely lost the feeling of pity.
In fact, this little bastard was just pretending to be pitiful! It’s all because he knew perfectly that it would work on Xu Ziyan!
No matter how angry Xu Ziyan was, he had to admit that Xu Zirong’s trick always worked, since it’s aimed at his weaknesses. Even though he knew that Xu Zirong was acting a bit, after recalling what Xu Zirong went through in his previous life, his attitude softened.
He sighed silently and lit a candle in his heart. Xu Ziyan nodded to Xu Zirong with great difficulty.
Xu Zirong smiled sweetly, and the twinkling light in his eyes made Xu Ziyan have the urge to regret immediately. _(:з」∠)_
This Nine Suns Real Fire burned out the powder of the spiritual stones and was quickly extinguished. Only a transparent soft cloth was left on the table. Some extremely complicated lines were painted on this soft cloth, with a part missing among the lines.
“Is the map incomplete?” Jiang Ying asked while looking at the map.
“Well, that part is on a stone statue. I know where the stone statue is. When the time comes, I can complete the map along the way.” Xu Ziyan folded the soft cloth and stuffed it into Little Square. They probably wouldn’t need it in a short time. Speaking of the stone statue, he remembered that there’s a secret room underneath it, and it wouldn’t require a nascent soul cultivator to open it. When he had the time, he would just go and open it as well.
Now when he thought about it, his transmigration was a precious opportunity. Not only did he own his original body’s memory, but he could also obtain the treasures that he only got after being with Bai Hua in his previous life. Through the novel, he could even obtain all the good stuff from Bai Hua.
Xu Ziyan was thinking about how much good stuff they still could get before Bai Hua did, and he came to the conclusion that it was a stunning amount, especially after combining Xu Zirong’s memory and that novel.
They didn’t have much hope for the dragon-shaped jade pendant on Bai Hua, but as long as Wei Qing did not die in Bai Hua’s hands, that pendant wouldn’t be really useful, since Bai Hua wouldn’t get the real dragon’s blood anyway.
“Well, it seems that the safest way is to protect Wei Qing.” Xu Ziyan lowered his head and said to himself.
“Brother… who are you… talking about?” Xu Ziyan only felt a chill behind his back, and he heard Xu Zirong’s unusually soft voice behind him.
Xu Ziyan’s facial expression darkened and knocked on Zirong’s head, “you damn kid! Have you played enough?! Don’t get too possessive, won’t you? It’s okay if we’re alone, but can’t you be more serious when we’re working?”
Xu Zirong stood there, feeling dumbfounded. It looked as if he didn’t know how to respond. After a while, he finally understood that his brother had already known how possessive and stubborn he was long time ago, and he shouldn’t have wasted any efforts in disguising himself with cuteness…→. →
He suddenly realized that his distorted mind was totally revealed to his brother. Not only Xu Zirong wasn’t worried, but he also felt a little excited.
His brother knew everything about him – his distorted mind, his craziness and all the overwhelming possessiveness deep in his heart. His brother knew it all!
But even so, his brother was still willing to stay by his side!
“Brother! Brother! You are so good to me!” Xu Zirong threw himself into his brother’s arms.
Xu Ziyan patted his back helplessly, then looked at Jiang Ying and Fang Tianrui with an embarrassing look, who were trying to look elsewhere…
They hadn’t seen anything! They hadn’t seen their master and his brother being intimate!
“Okay, okay, stop now.” Xu Ziyan pulled away Xu Zirong, who took advantage of him again, “we still have two months’ time before returning to the sect. What do you think we shall do next?”
Jiang Ying and Fang Tianrui looked at each other and shook their heads at the same time. They were very unfamiliar with things in demon cultivation, and they had no idea what to suggest.
Xu Zirong thought for a while, “brother, we’ve been breaking through too fast lately. Although our level of cultivation has increased, our mind is still unstable. I feel like we should calm our mind in a quiet place, or we might fail when we try to break through the period of golden core. Then it will not be an ideal situation.”
Xu Ziyan nodded, the cultivation level of himself and Zirong really improved too quickly. If their mind didn’t catch up, there wouldn’t be a stable foundation.
As Zirong said, he was now in the late stage of Qi condensation, and he was still thinking about looking for those opportunities of Bai Hua. He might break through anytime, and if his mind wasn’t stable, he would fail at the last phase.
“Are you familiar with this place?” Xu Ziyan looked at Xu Zirong.
Xu Zirong recalled it and nodded, “I have been here a few times. If I remember correctly, there’s a hidden Dara flower forest in the Day Devouring Mountain ranges, and it’d be the best place for us to train our mind.”
Xu Ziyan nodded and agreed. The Dara flower is a kind of peculiar species that can form a delusional place. The delusional place formed by Dara flowers would be the best place to train their mind.
“We will rest a day and be there tomorrow.” After saying that, he looked at Fang Tianrui and Jiang Ying again, “it seems that you guys need to train your mind as well, let’s go together.”
Jiang Ying and Fang Tianrui nodded, their breakthroughs were largely enforced by the five-element prismatic crystal. Also, since Fang Tianrui was forced to break through his level of building base, it wasn’t really a good thing for them to improve so much in a few months.
The four of them slept deeply and headed to the Day Devouring Mountain Ranges early the next morning.
Unlike the last time, when they used an unreliable map to find the mineral veins of the Qilian family, they were obviously faster with Xu Zirong leading in front of them.
After flying for about an hour, they could see the undulating peaks of the Day Devouring Mountain Ranges in front of them,
Xu Ziyan’s Snowball and Xu Zirong’s Pink Hair gave them a warning at the same time, Xu Ziyan couldn’t react in time and he rushed towards Xu Zirong.
The two got off their flying swords at the same time, and at this moment, a black glow appeared in the air. After a loud noise, the two’s flying swords disappeared into thin air.
Jiang Ying and Fang Tianrui didn’t want to see anything that they weren’t supposed to see, so they were far away from the Xu brothers on the way. This distance also saved their lives – if they hadn’t abandoned their swords in time, they would just disappear like the two flying swords.
“Who is this? Don’t you dare to act sneaky!” Xu Ziyan shouted loudly, but he was extremely worried inside.
From the beginning to the end, he’d activated his divine consciousness to the maximum, but he hadn’t noticed anything abnormal. If Pink Hair and Snowball didn’t warn him, he and Zirong would have died now.
“Hehe, you guys are really something, no wonder you’ve stolen my Resentment Fruit.” There’s a low and deep male voice in the air, Xu Ziyan, who’s hanging in the air, felt that there’s a loud noise in his brain and he almost fell.
Xu Zirong’s eyes were like arrows, and he suddenly looked at a place in the air, where there was a dark cloud.
“Tsk tsk, kid, you’re not bad, you can find my ancestor’s position, and you look okay too, why don’t you join our sect then?”
The dark clouds slowly dispersed, and there’s a middle-aged man walking out. He was wearing a black, long robe, and there’s even a young man in light clothes in his arms.
The man didn’t wear anything under the veil, he used his slender leg to stroke the lower half body of the middle-aged man. He sometimes smiled and made the four people gasp.
This person had a face that both looked like a male and female. His brown eyes were full of eroticism and there’s a sultry smile on his face. He also carried a strong sense of sultriness.
After only one glance, Xu Zirong turned to look at his brother reflexively, and after he realized that his brother was not affected by that person, he looked at that middle-aged man without worries.
In comparison, Jiang Ying and Fang Tianrui were affected to some extent, but fortunately, they already knew that they belonged to each other. Although they got confused for a moment, they soon realized what they were doing.
“I don’t know which ancestor came here.” Xu Ziyan put his arms across his chest. Although he didn’t like this person who attacked them from the beginning, that person’s clearly someone of nascent soul. He had to control his anger and tried different ways of approach.
The middle-aged man glanced at Xu Ziyan, narrowed his eyes slightly, then suddenly burst into laughter.
“Haha, it’s really funny, these two little guys are obviously connected by blood, and they have the breath of each other! I didn’t expect that even righteous cultivators can have such chaotic private lives!”
Xu Ziyan’s face turned pale, and he was pissed off by what this middle-aged man had said. He almost exploded and yelled, “it’s none of your fxxking business.”
Fortunately, he still remembered that this person was a nascent soul cultivator, and he could still control himself.
“Tsk tsk, brother.” The middle-aged man laughed twice, “why don’t you accept my suggestion? As long as you join the Hehuan sect, I will guarantee you a good future if you do.”
“I dare not to, we belong to another sect and we cannot betray it.” Xu Ziyan said in a deep voice.
“You refuse me? Then go to hell!” The elder Yumo suddenly got furious. He started a spell with his fingers and a giant black ghost appeared behind him.
The whining cry of the ghost was deafening, dozens of ghosts with hideous expressions emerged from the Hundred Ghost Flags, they all rushed towards Xu Ziyan and the others.
“Master, they’re only cultivators of Qi condensation , why bother to use the Hundred Ghost Flags?” Rong Qingyun said softly, lying on the body of the ancestor Yumo.
“My good boy, I’m only doing this for you.” The middle-aged man squeezed Rong Qingyun’s butt forcefully, and immediately made him let out a long moan.
“For me?” Rong Qingyun’s cheeks turned red, and his fingers circled on the chest of the elder Yumo, “what does it have to do with me?”
“Little boy, have you been afraid that I would be jealous, that’s why you’ve stopped refining other disciples?”
Rong Qingyun’s fingers paused slightly, biting his lower lip and raising his head, his watery eyes were staring at elder Yumo, “Master, I don’t want to refine other disciples, they also belong to my master’s sect, if I refine them all, I’m afraid that you will have a hard time convincing the others…”
The middle-aged man kissed Rong Qingyun hardly, “good kid, I knew already that you’re so loyal to me. However, your cultivation level is still too low, you’ve got to improve fast. Since you aren’t willing to refine disciples inside the sect, then I’ll hand these few people to you. They don’t seem old, and given their level of cultivation, I’m sure they’re from a big sect. Although righteous cultivators are hypocrites, their cultivation level is neutral and calming, it’s good for you.”
“Master really loves Yun’er the most…” Rong Qingyun turned his beautiful eyes, and layers of mist appeared them. He looked very grateful.
The middle-aged man laughed, turned his head to look at Xu Ziyan and the others. He was surprised to find that although the four of them were entangled by his ghosts, they could handle them very well. When he turned his head, he even saw a ghost exploded by Xu Ziyan’s thunder!
“How dare you hurt my magic weapon!” The elder Yumo was furious. This Hundred Ghost Flag was his best magic weapon, and each ghost shadow in it had reached the level above golden core. In ordinary days, these ghost shadows could very well help him get rid of four cultivators of Qi condensation, but he’s unlucky enough to meet Xu Ziyan and the others, whose strength was so extraordinary. He hadn’t even realized that Xu Ziyan had Purple Night Divine Thunder in his body.
The Purple Night Divine Thunder was of extreme Yang – not only it had amazing attack power, but it could also restrain ghosts and filthy spells. In other words, when Xu Ziyan used the Purple Night Divine Thunder to attack, it would add double power to it. Its power attack would even increase four times if his opponent was a ghost.
If the elder Yumo used other spells, the four of them might not be able to resist it so easily. Since the elder Yumo wanted to catch these four people alive and he didn’t want to do it himself, he had to rely on his ghost shadows, yet most of them were stopped by Xu Ziyan and he even killed one of them.