Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“After Mo Wen leaves the Dafang Sect, the sect will be managed by Wang Yinru. Looking at it now, he is not interested in the ancient martial arts influences in the series of the three big mountain ranges.” Yan Qiuyun heaved a sigh of relief.
“He is a talented person, so he may not think much of the influences in the series of the three big mountain ranges.” Granny Hong Xia nodded. They had taken the series of the three big mountain ranges as the base where they could be successful, but others might not take this corner to heart.
Another old lady asked, baffled, “Wasn’t Wang Yinru’s core damaged and her Cultivation lost? Does she have the ability to manage the sect?” This lady was one of the elders with high seniority in the Yanxia Sect.
“It’s strange that Wang Yinru seems to have recovered her Cultivation.” Puzzlement flashed in Yan Qiuyun’s eyes. Wang Yinru’s core was damaged. How did she recover so easily from such a serious injury, that even the Ghost Physicians Hu Clan might not be able to treat it?
It turned out that after a few days, there was news that she had fully recovered her Cultivation. Once this news was out, everyone in the main hall was shocked, as they knew that the core being damaged was a very serious thing. Among ancient martial arts practitioners, if their core was damaged, they were bound to be a useless person, unless they met with some great fortuitous encounters.
“That youngster is not simple, or he has some abilities that we didn’t know about. Since he is leaving the series of the three big mountain ranges, we can put his matter on the back burner for the time being. We had better discuss the Martial Arts Circle Convention, which will happen in six months’ time,” Granny Hong Xia said, as she seemed reluctant to discuss Mo Wen.
“Martial Arts Circle Convention!”
In the main hall, everyone was looking at one another with serious looks on their faces.
“Granny, the Yanxia Sect is going to participate in this Martial Arts Circle Convention?” Ruan Feixia blinked while looking curiously at Granny Hong Xia. According to what she knew, the Yanxia Sect had not participated in the Martial Arts Circle Convention for many years. At least, it had never participated during the years that she had been in the Yanxia Sect.
Everyone in the main hall looked at Granny Hong Xia fervently. The Yanxia Sect had not participated in this quinquennial Martial Arts Circle Convention, which was a grand meeting in the ancient martial arts world, for the past ten consecutive times. During the Yanxia Sect’s heyday, it had been one of the ten biggest sects in the ancient martial arts world, which was as good as the ten biggest sects now.
However, the Yanxia Sect encountered a big misfortune 50 years ago, which caused it to fall from the top biggest sects in the ancient martial arts world, and it had been silent since then.
“That’s right. The Yanxia Sect has been silent for so many years, it’s finally time for us to take a walk,” said Granny Hong Xia.
While this was being said, everyone in the main hall was very excited, as they knew that when Granny Hong Xia said this, it meant that the Yanxia Sect might have the ability to fight for the ten strongest positions in the ancient martial arts world.
“The Martial Arts Circle Convention this year is said to have the appearance of very big and strong sects. I don’t know if that youngster, who is the Sect Leader of Dafang Sect, will be participating. With his ability, perhaps he is able to shine brilliantly in the Martial Arts Circle Convention,” Ruan Feixia said while her lips pursed into a smile. That youngster’s performance was really unlike any other she had ever seen in her life. Such a person would be the rarest genius, even in the Huatian Palace.
Recently, Yun Xiaoman had been really depressed and unhappy, as she had tried to find Mo Wen a month ago but couldn’t find him at all. After that, she knew from Qin Xiaoyou that Brother Mo had actually left the Capital and wouldn’t be back for a long time.
Previously, she and Brother Mo had made an appointment to meet that weekend so that she could teach him to drive, but Brother Mo had stood her up in the end. Yun Xiaoman was depressed, as she thought she could be the teacher for once and perform well in front of Brother Mo, but she ended up with dashed hopes.
The following month, Yun Xiaoman went to Hua Xia University almost every week but still didn’t find Mo Wen. He seemed to have vanished from the earth. If Qin Xiaoyou was not studying in Hua Xia University, she might think that Mo Wen would never be back.
One weekend, Yun Xiaoman was strolling idly in Hua Xia University and was kicking the pebbles on the ground from time to time, as if those pebbles had some enmity with her. Yun Xiaoman was upset and mumbling while kicking the pebbles.
“I will not talk to you in the future.”
“If you don’t appear again, I will introduce a boyfriend to Sister Xiaoyou and tell her not to be with you anymore…”
She had been visiting Hua Xia University every week for more than a month but didn’t find Mo Wen. However, she got to know Qin Xiaoyou very well instead. Now, she was even thinking of taking her away from Mo Wen.
Naturally, she didn’t find Mo Wen in Hua Xia University that day. Not only did she not find Mo Wen, she also didn’t know what Sister Xiaoyou had been so busy with lately that she didn’t even have time to accompany her.
Suddenly, a cold voice resounded which gave Yun Xiaoman a shock. “You seem very concerned about that Brother Mo. You like him?” There was obviously nobody in this place, so why would there suddenly be another person’s voice?
Yun Xiaoman looked around, yet she didn’t see anyone in the surroundings. However, the voice was very clear, so it was definitely not an illusion.
“There couldn’t be a ghost!” Blood drained from Yun Xiaoman’s face. Her limbs turned cold out of shock, and she intended to run away.
“I am not a ghost, but I’m more frightening than ghost.” That voice resounded again.
“Who exactly are you? Stop gaslighting me. I am not afraid of you,” Yun Xiaoman shouted and gave an, “I am not afraid of you” look. However, her expressions obviously had given her away, and she was just trying to encourage herself. She was petrified and ran towards places with more people.
“Girl, you can’t run away from me.” That voice resounded once again, and there was something weird about it.
Yun Xiaoman suddenly realized that her body was out of her control and was actually flying into a dense little forest. She was so shocked at that moment, that she screamed at the top of her voice but realized that no sound came out. It was as if she were a mute. Regardless of how hard she screamed, no sound came out.
In the blink of an eye, Yun Xiaoman was flown into the little forest. Her eyes were filled with terror. Regardless of how she tried to struggle, she couldn’t get out of the weird restriction.
“Don’t be afraid, I am not a ghost.” That voice resonated again, but this time it was like the person was standing next to Yun Xiaoman.
Yun Xiaoman suddenly turned her head towards the direction of the voice. She realized that there was a figure standing in the forest. That person was entirely covered in a black robe, but the face was hidden, as if it couldn’t be exposed to light.
“Who are… you. Why do you… look for me…” You Xiaoman’s face turned as pale as a sheet, and she was stammering as her body trembled constantly. Though that person claimed not to be a ghost, she felt even more frightened, as she couldn’t understand why such a weird thing would happen if he was not a ghost. It sounded like the big bad wolf trying to coax Little Red Riding Hood.
“Who am I? You should ask your grandfather that question.” The person laughed oddly before speaking with a hoarse voice. “However, you won’t have a chance to see your family again.”
“…Who exactly are you? Why do you want to harm me?” Yun Xiaoman realized that he was going to harm her. Otherwise, why would he say that she might not get the chance to see her family.
“Do you recognize this thing?” The secretive man in the black robe walked slowly to the front of Yun Xiaoman. A hand stretched out from the black robe. The hand was extremely fair, like a dead person’s hand, and it was slender and delicate with fingernails painted with bloody red nail polish, so the person should be a woman.
In the center of her palm, there was a dim radiance that was being released gradually, like a mass of dull flame. The next moment, a weird plant began to grow in her hand. It started with only a seedling, then at a speed that the naked eye could see, it continued to grow and became a two-foot-high stalk of flower that was brightly colored and alluring.
“Purplish Blue Flower!” Yun Xiaoman identified that flower in one look, as this malicious flower had caused her grandfather and her father to be bedridden simultaneously not long ago. If Brother Mo had not treated them, the flower might have taken the lives of her two loved ones.
“The thing that the Yun Clan owes must be repaid one day. When you gave away that Purplish Blue Flower to another person, you had already broken the promise at first. However, I am very curious who has the ability to cure the poison of the Purplish Blue Flower.” That secretive person in the black robe let out a queer laugh. Although her face couldn’t be seen, the eerie pair of eyes shot a look that sent chills down Yun Xiaoman’s spine.
“Whatever the Yun Clan owes you, I can repay you in the future.” Yun Xiaoman’s face tensed up as she realized that this person was a foe of the Yun Clan. Previously, she must have left that stalk of Purplish Blue Flower in the Yun Clan as the root of trouble. The purpose was to kill the whole family. How vicious!
“Girl, you are actually right. The thing that the Yun Clan owes me is something only you can return. Now is the time I ask for the payment of the debt. However, that person who dares to touch the Purplish Blue Flower does have some guts. I will kill him later and feed his blood to my precious.” The secretive person in the black robe spoke in a frightful tone with a tinge of killing intention in her voice. It was as if she were upset with the person who had ruined her plan. That youngster who was wet behind the ears actually dared to offend the Witchcraft Cult, simply casting caution to the wind!
“Don’t you harm Brother Mo.” Upon hearing her, Yun Xiaoman suddenly acted like a cub making threatening gestures with its paw.
“Little girl, you’d better take care of yourself first. Whatever the Yun Clan owes me will be repaid by you in the future. From now on, I will not make things difficult for the Yun Clan, so let’s settle the past promise.” That secretive person in the black robe stretched out her hand gradually and patted Yun Xiaoman slowly on the head. Yun Xiaoman suddenly felt dizzy and began to lose consciousness. Soon, she was in complete darkness.
After that, the person in the black robe emitted a black fog that gradually enveloped the surroundings. After a while, that black fog gradually dispersed, and the sun’s rays shined into the little forest. However, the person in the black robe and Yun Xiaoman vanished into thin air and disappeared without a trace.
Someone had actually been kidnapped from Hua Xia University without alarming anyone. If this matter was known to the public, it would surely cause an earth-shattering shock. After all, Hua Xia University was a famous school with hundreds of years of history that even normal ancient martial arts practitioners in the Embryonic Breathing realm didn’t dare to step into, as many people knew that there were very unusual things in the Hua Xia University.