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Yang Fan decided not to pursue him, there would be other opportunities to kill Qin Wentian in the future. Bailu Jing and Bailu Yi had an extremely close relationship with Qin Wentian, and now that they were in his hands, Yang Fan believed that Qin Wentian wouldn’t dare do anything to Shu Ruanyu.
Qin Wentian wasn’t worried as well. He had already accomplished the things he set out to do in the Moon Continent. Hua Xiaoyun was dead, and the White Deer Institute knew of his existence. There was also no need for him to worry about the Pill Emperor Hall and Star-Seizing Manor from making a move against him. After all, to the Pill Emperor Palace, the only person he offended was Zhan Chen and to the Star-Seizing Manor, the only person he had a grudge with, was Yang Fan.
The transcendent powers would never stoop down to interfere in matters relating to their junior generations. Ultimately, the one power that would bring danger to Qin Wentian was the Hua Clan. Although Hua Xiaoyun no longer had any status in his family, his parents and elder brother, Hua Taixu, definitely wouldn’t let Qin Wentian get away with his murder.
This Moon Continent, it was no longer a safe place for him to stay in.
Speeding their way through, Little Rascal’s speed was even more breath-taking now compared to before. They traveled straight through the closest available eastern path and exited the boundaries of the Moon Continent.
Amidst the clouds, Qin Wentian’s gaze fell onto the countless buildings that made up the Moon Continent. In Grand Xia, there were thousands upon thousands of countries and great cities, and perhaps his deeds in the Moon Continent would only be considered as a miniscule ink stroke brushing across the records of history. Although his exploits were shocking, it couldn’t be compared to those major events that revolved around Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns.
But despite how small and inconsequential he was, Qin Wentian’s earlier words were powerful enough to cause a tsunami of commotion. Particularly within the Pill Emperor Hall, there were countless disciples discussing the matter regarding Zhan Chen.
Just as Qin Wentian had predicted, Zhan Chen naturally denied his involvement. He maintained an unyielding stance on the matter and repeatedly informed his master that Qing Yue’s death solely lay at Qin Wentian’s feet.
Whispers of these discussions eventually reached Mo Qingcheng’s ears. Very swiftly, she was soon informed of Qin Wentian’s escapades, as well as the price he had paid.
In the Pill Emperor Hall’s grand hall, situated above 99 flights of stairs, Mo Qingcheng silently walked to her destination. Each step was filled with incomparable heaviness as the bright glint of unshed tears could be seen flickering in her eyes.
Only now did she find out that for her sake, Qin Wentian had slaughtered his way to the Moon Continent, giving up everything just to slay Hua Xiaoyun.
"I journeyed to the Moon Continent for one purpose and one purpose only, I came here to kill you."
This simple sentence melted Mo Qingcheng’s heart, deeply setting her heart strings aflutter.
For whom did he come all this way, travelling over ten million miles from Chu to Moon Continent, just to slay Hua Xiaoyun?
It was for her, Mo Qingcheng!
She saw her master, Luo He, just ahead. Zhan Chen and his master were similarly present as well.
"Junior Sister has arrived." Zhan Chen smiled at Mo Qingcheng, yet received an icy look in response, her eyes brimming with unshed tears. The coldness of that gaze could pervade even the bone, causing frigidness to seize Zhan Chen’s heart.
"Does Master know the identity of this fourth-ranked Grandmaster that Senior Zhan Chen keeps referring to?" Mo Qingcheng looked straight at Luo He.
Luo He glanced at her disciple with astonishment in her eyes, "Wait, Qingcheng, are you saying that you’re acquainted with that Grandmaster?"
"Master has also seen him before, back in Chu when I was in a state of unconsciousness from being grievously injured," Mo Qingcheng calmly spoke, glancing to Bai Fei who stood at the side of Luo He. "Senior Bai Fei should also know of him."
Bai Fei’s beautiful lashes fluttered. At this moment, she understood that Mo Qingcheng already knew everything.
"Bai Fei, what’s going on?" Luo He questioned, only to see Bai Fei lowering her head before she replied, "Qin Wentian was the male I’ve mentioned to Master before, Junior Qingcheng’s boyfriend back in Chu."
A bright light flashed past Luo He’s eyes. The rumors of that amazing talented fourth-ranked Grandmaster that caused a commotion in the Moon Continent, it was none other than Qingcheng’s past companion?
"Zhan Chen says that Qing Yue’s death was caused by him, yet Qin Wentian countered this and said that the death of Qing Yue was orchestrated by Zhan Chen. Regardless of the Pill Emperor Hall’s attitude towards this matter, I, of course, fully believe his words." Mo Qingcheng’s words instantly caused Zhan Chen’s countenance to turn dark with hostility. He stated, "Junior Sister, are you implying that I harmed Qing Yue?"
"Don’t refer to me as your Junior Sister. There’s no relationship between us," Mo Qingcheng coldly shot back.
"IMPUDENT!" Luo He berated, but Mo Qingcheng merely turned her serene gaze onto her, "Master, he disregarded everything and killed Hua Xiaoyun. You should understand why. Even the deterrence of Hua Taixu wasn’t sufficient to dissuade him. All that he has done, it was all for my sake."
Luo He’s countenance trembled slightly, her eyes involuntarily blinked as she thought back to the vengeance between Hua Xiaoyun and Mo Qingcheng. "For your sake?"
"He said the reason why he came to the Moon Continent, was only to slay Hua Xiaoyun. From Chu to here, all the way through ten million miles, he did it for me." A gentle smile of unmatched radiance blossomed on Mo Qingcheng’s face.
"Yet now… my sect, the Pill Emperor Hall, actually wants to kill him."
As she continued, Mo Qingcheng’s tone dropped by several degrees. "I know Master is very good to me, I respect Master, but long before I was even acquainted with Master, I had already fallen in love with him. He would traverse ten million miles for Qingcheng to the Moon Continent, disregarding everything to kill Hua Xiaoyun. So if anything really happened to him, your disciple shall do the same thing, no matter the cost. Even if I end up branded with the title of an unfilial disciple, I would avenge him. Disciple really doesn’t wish to betray the Pill Emperor Hall, and so I beg Master to forgive me for my disrespect."
After speaking, Mo Qingcheng bowed to Luo He as she added in a low voice, "Your disciple shall take her leave."
Mo Qingcheng turned and departed, while Luo He was so angered that her body was involuntarily trembling. She cursed in a low voice, "Damn!"
How could Luo He not be angered? She had sacrificed several things for Mo Qingcheng, yet without hesitation Mo Qingcheng said she would become a traitor should the Pill Emperor Hall decide to kill Qin Wentian.
Zhan Chen turned ashen, how could his plans succeed now? With Qin Wentian, there would never be a place for him in Mo Qingcheng’s heart. And today, because of Qin Wentian, Mo Qingcheng had became his enemy.
"Qin Wentian." An intense hatred boiled in his heart, yet his countenance remained calm, every bit as elegant as the gentleman he appeared to be on the surface. "Master, Senior Marital Aunt, Disciple doesn’t wish to explain too much. In any case, my cultivation has met a bottleneck recently, so I wish to go out for a period of time to temper myself, as well as prepare the resources needed to break through to the Heavenly Dipper Realm."
"Right, just focus on this for now. Try to make your breakthrough within a year and don’t let yourself be distracted by this matter." Zhan Chen’s master patted him on his shoulder, trying to console him. The Heavenly Dipper Realm was a major watershed, there were several people who were unable to cross this threshold in the entirety of their lives. For someone with Zhan Chen’s talent, stepping cross the threshold wasn’t a problem, it was only a matter of sooner or later.
Five days later, Qin Wentian was currently residing in a cave dwelling situated in a mountain range, ten thousand miles away from the Moon Continent.
Near this mountain range, there was a small country. With the vastness of Grand Xia, there were countless little countries that dotted the entire region. Some of these countries might have the shadow of transcendent powers behind them, akin to Chu back when they were under the administration of the Nine Mystical Palace.
Outside the cave dwelling, Qin Wentian sat cross-legged, both hands clutching a Yuan Meteor Stone. He had released his Astral Souls and the stones served to aid him in absorbing more Astral Energy. The blood within his body surged; the past few days of meditation had quickened his recovery, and now his injuries were almost healed.
"When are you going to release me?" A figure clad in a fiery red skirt walked out of the cave dwelling. Naturally, this woman was none other than Shu Ruanyu. Currently, her countenance had already regained a sliver of color, but she still looked as haggard as before.
"Why are you in such a hurry?" Qin Wentian opened his eyes, glancing at Shu Ruanyu. "Miss Shu, just rest and nurse your injuries."
"Damn you." Shu Ruanyu turned green. During these few days, she didn’t even dare close her eyes to rest. That damnable fatty’s gaze would always roam lecherously over her body, and she wanted nothing more than to gouge his eyes out.
Qin Wentian stood up, walking towards Shu Ruanyu. As she saw Qin Wentian advancing towards her, she involuntarily stepped backwards, as an expression of bashful anger appeared on her face. She glared at Qin Wentian, "What are you planning to do?"
Qin Wentian stopped only when he came face to face with Shu Ruanyu. She clenched her teeth, as an expression of fear flashed past her eyes, while fluctuations of Astral Energy emanated forth from her body.
"If you dare touch me or kill me, Bailu Yi and Bailu Jing will accompany me in death," Shu Ruanyu threatened.
"Let me remind you again, don’t disturb me when I’m concentrating on cultivating." Qin Wentian added indifferently, his gaze roaming disinterestedly over Shu Ruanyu’s figure. "And also, I have zero interest in you."
After concluding his speech, Qin Wentian turned and returned to his original location before sitting down cross-legged. His actions caused Shu Ruanyu to clench her fist tightly, as her countenance grew incomparably ugly to behold. This damned bastard.
"Since you’ve already placed that Inscription on me, could you at the very least allow me to recover my cultivation?" Shu Ruanyu persisted. Qin Wentian had placed a formation on her body that slowed her circulation of Astral Energy tremendously. Even now, her injuries had yet to recover. The Astral Energy in her Yuanfu was still nearly as empty as before.
"You are not a gentleman at all, how could you do this to a weak girl like me?" Seeing that Qin Wentian wasn’t going to bother with a reply, Shu Ruanyu doggedly continued on.
"Fatty," Qin Wentian abruptly called out. In the next moment, Fan Le descended from the skies. It only took a look from Fan Le before Shu Ruanyu snapped her mouth shut, immediately turning and walking back into the cave dwelling.
"Little Rascal and Big Bro Mang aren’t back yet?" Qin Wentian inquired, looking at Fan Le.
"Big Bro Mang has too much strength, I guess he must have forgotten the time and is having fun clashing with all the demonic beasts in this mountain range." Fan Le grinned as a hint of laughter appeared in his eyes. He then continued, "If we go on eastwards, after passing by a few more countries, we will arrive at the Azure Continent."
Qin Wentian had a look of contemplation on his face. The Azure Emperor Palace was situated within the Azure Continent. It was just that currently, the Azure Emperor Token no longer held the same meaning it did a millennia ago. Not only that, although the Azure Emperor Palace was still a transcendent palace, the disparity between now and then was too great.
Other than the Azure Emperor Palace, the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan was located in the Azure Continent as well.
"If you wish to obtain the top three rankings in the Heavenly Fate Ranking, you definitely have to temper yourself throughout the entirety of Grand Xia." Fan Le’s expression also turned serious as he stated to Qin Wentian, "The White Deer Institute may very well become the first power under your control."
Qin Wentian nodded in agreement. He would definitely fight for the top three rankings in the Heavenly Fate Ranking.
Bailu Jing appeared that day because the White Deer Institute wanted him to personally pass on their message to Qin Wentian.
After many days of discussion by the doyen-level elders, they finally formed a consensus. There was no question regarding Qin Wentian’s talent in the Dao of Divine Inscriptions, and if he could achieve one of the top three rankings in the Heavenly Fate Ranking, the White Deer Institute would follow him wholeheartedly, obeying his every command.
And to show their decisiveness, the supreme elder which was Bailu Tong’s father, had already been dismissed from office, replaced by another doyen-level elder.
This news was undoubtedly of extreme importance to Qin Wentian. With the White Deer Institute’s support, his power and prestige would be greater, smoothing down his path to uniting the other ‘hidden’ branches of the Azure Faction!
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