Chapter 132 – An Opportunity
Translator: Mr Voltaire
Editor: Master Shadow
After coldly harrumphing, Qiu Yu Hao did not say anything else except, “Apologies. Ming Hao is injured, so we’ll depart first.”
After saying this, Qiu Yu Hao waved his sleeve and left with the other Qiu family’s youths.
“What a thick-skinned fellow.” Seeing Qiu Yu Hao and the others leave, the other youths of the large families looked at them with gazes of condescension.
On the stage, Xiao Yun also frowned. Qiu Yu Hao had spoken in a quiet voice, but he had heard it all.
“As long as I have power, I’ll be able to destroy your Qiu family.” Chilling intent appeared in Xiao Yun’s eyes as he tightly clenched his fists.
When Qiu Yu Hao and the others left, the situation was resolved. Not only was the Qiu family not able to beat Xiao Yun down, but they had instead caused him to become more famous.
“Haha, brother Xiao, you hid your abilities quite well!”
“I heard brother Xiao is a Pill Refiner; is this true?”
After Xiao Yun left the stage, the youths from the various families all came up to him. All of them had warm smiles on their faces, as if they were greeting an old friend.
“Brother Xiao, if you took any offense from before, I hope you’ll be able to look past it.” Liu Jun, who had been defeated by Xiao Yun, also walked over with an embarrassed smile, hoping to put everything behind them. If he could make friends with this genius, it would be a great blessing to him! Even if they could not be friends, not leaving behind any enmity would be enough.
Pill Refiners were simply too powerful, and once they became a prominent Pill Refiner, even supreme experts would want to get on their good side. With a single sentence, there would be countless experts willing to follow his command. As such, there was a saying that it was better to offend 10 supreme experts than to offend a famous Pill Refiner.
Feeling the change in everyone’s attitudes, Xiao Yun could only calmly smile. He had experienced much and knew that this world was a cold one – without sufficient strength, no one would respect him or treat him well. Only by becoming stronger would he gain the respect of others – dignity and respect were things to be earned.
It was very simple – if one was powerful, they would have dignity and respect. If they were useless, they could only accept being looked down on and cursed at.
As such, since he was young, Xiao Yun possessed a strong desire to become powerful.
Thinking back to when his cultivation had stopped progressing, he had unceasingly cultivated, believing that he would not be useless for his whole life. It was only because of this determination and hard work that his Martial Spirit was able to become stronger, allowing him to regain his talent.
If it wasn’t for those years of hard work, using his Essence Qi to develop his Martial Spirit, he would not be where he was today.
Xiao Yun started to chat with the people around him. Making friends, of course, was good – less enemies meant less problems.
Without the Qiu family’s people, the gathering became more lively and relaxed. Xiao Yun more or less became the centre of attention with everyone coming to greet him and trying to make friends with him. Some pretty young women also took the initiative came over, attempting to get to know him. Some of the more daring ones even asked Xiao Yun if he had a lover, which made him feel quite awkward.
“Haha, brother Xiao is indeed quite talented, and only Princess Yu Yao would be a fitting match for him. How about you lot instead consider this young master?” a youth laughed, helping Xiao Yun out of his situation. This youth was Yan Zhen. He was quite handsome, and gave off a dissolute and casual air.
“Screw off.” Some of the young women rolled their eyes and looked at him condescendingly. However, when they saw Princess Yu Yao sitting next to Xiao Yun, they felt quite embarrassed, and decided not to keep loitering around him. After all, this Princess Yu Yao was the true jewel among women. Not only was she incredibly beautiful, but she also had a majestic air about her. There were many beauties gathered here, but she gave off the airs of a celestial goddess, as if all of the other young women were merely there to bring out more of her beauty.
Beautiful looks were one thing, but an extraordinary aura and temperament were much rarer.
After hearing what Yan Zhen said, Feng Yu Yao gave a calm smile.
Even though she knew that she had extraordinary talent and had a dense bloodline, Xiao Yun was different.
This youth was simply too mysterious – even though he was from an ordinary family, his foundation was incredibly deep, and she had no idea just how much potential he had. When looking at this youth, she even felt a slight sense of inferiority. It was as if she was not good enough for him. This feeling was quite strange, and she could not describe it.
She even felt that one day, this youth would rise above the Nine Heavens and become a dragon among men. Of course, she kept all of this within her heart and did not say it out loud.
The Fifth Prince also continuously toasted Xiao Yun, showing his goodwill.
The other Princes smiled at Xiao Yun, especially the Ninth Prince’s brother. He hid the discontentment within his heart so as to avoid trouble for himself. All of them knew that even their Imperial Father looked fondly on this youth, so he was definitely quite special.
If they dared to make trouble for him, they would simply be seeking death – the Ninth Prince was evidence of this.
Within one of the Qiu family’s courtyards, some of the Qiu family’s elders were gathered together.
“Damnit, that brat actually has such strength.” Looking at the completely burnt Qiu Ming Hao, Qiu Xuan Chong roared out, as if there were flames burning within his eyes.
Qiu Yu Hao and the other youths stood by the side, deeply frowning.
“From what you’ve said, that Xiao Yun indeed seems quite talented,” Qiu Xuan Rong said with an icy glint in his eyes.
“His Martial Spirit’s flames are simply too powerful, and seem as if they can incinerate everything. This allows him to fight on equal footing with early stage True Essence realm cultivators. Normal early stage True Essence realm cultivators won’t be able to deal with him, so we’ll have to think carefully in order to deal with him,” Qiu Yu Hao replied.
“Normal early stage True Essence realm cultivators won’t be able to deal with him?” Qiu Xuan Rong asked with a cold gaze. “Hmph, even if Emperor Feng is protecting him, I’ll still make him die a horrid death. An ordinary boy killing our Qiu family’s people – does he think he can live on?”
“But what if the Yuan family’s old ancestor wants to take him in?” one of the elders asked.
“So what if he takes him in? Even if he has an extraordinary position in the Heaven Origin Sect, Xiao Yun killed Fang Hao and Qiu Yu Chen, two disciples of the Heaven Origin Sect. Even if he has a Martial Spirit and can refine pills, so what? Will it be that easy to join the Heaven Origin Sect?” Qiu Xuan Rong asked with a cold expression. “I’ll contact some of the Managers in charge of the examination about this soon.”
“We definitely need to kill him,” the other elders agreed.
Only when it was getting late did the gathering finally end.
“Would brother Xiao like come with us to chat elsewhere?” Yuan Ming asked as he came over.
“Chat elsewhere?” Xiao Yun was hesitant, with a sense of wariness in his eyes – back then, Yuan Xiao had plotted against Xiao Yun.
“Haha, don’t worry brother Xiao, it’ll be in the Imperial Palace,” Yuan Ming said as he laughed, “One of our family’s elders wants to see you, and has come regarding the Heaven Origin Sect. Don’t worry, no one will dare to do anything to you within the Imperial Palace out of respect for Emperor Feng.”
“Someone from the Heaven Origin Sect?” Hearing this, Xiao Yun was able to relax somewhat.
“This way please, brother Xiao,” Yuan Ming motioned to Xiao Yun.
“Alright, you take the way,” Xiao Yun replied after thinking about it for a moment.
Even though the Qiu family’s people would not dare to do anything to him right now, they might still try to make things difficult for him. If the Yuan family’s people were willing to help him, that would be for the best – after all, Yuan Lin had shown him sincerity.
Right now, Xiao Yun was helping the Seventh Princess extract her poison! How could Emperor Feng allow anyone to do anything to him?
Xiao Yun followed Yuan Ming to an elegant building in the Moonwind Garden, where an elder was waiting. This elder was wearing a hemp robe, and his hair was tied up. His clothes were simple and clean, and he gave off the aura of an elder. His eyes were closed, but after Xiao Yun entered, they suddenly opened and seemed to burn with fire.
“It’s a Pill Refiner?” Xiao Yun thought to himself upon seeing this person. He could feel a wave of Fire Essence Qi from this elder.
“This is one of our family’s elders, Yuan Rong,” Yuan Ming introduced in a small voice before leaving and bowing. “Uncle Rong, this is Xiao Yun.” Following this, he retreated outside.
“Xiao Yun?” Yuan Rong’s gaze became serious as he looked at this youth. He raised an eyebrow before nodding, saying, “Not bad, not bad, as expected from someone who has a Fire Martial Spirit. Your Martial Spirit’s True Fire is indeed quite extraordinary.”
This person’s gaze made Xiao Yun feel quite surprised – when that elder had been looking at him, he felt as if he was being pierced.
“I greet Elder Rong.” Xiao Yun walked over and cupped his hands in salute.
“No need to be so courteous.” Elder Rong gave a kind smile and waved his hand. “Have a seat.”
Xiao Yun complied and sat in the chair opposite Elder Rong.
“I wonder what Elder Rong wanted to talk to me about?” Xiao Yun asked.
“This old man has heard about your circumstances.” Hearing that Xiao Yun directly asked about this, Elder Rong did not waste any words and said in a serious manner, “Your talent is more than enough for you to enter the Heaven Origin Sect. My uncle has intentions of taking you in, but you killed Qiu Yu Chen and that Fang Hao, and the Qiu family are unwilling to let this matter go. They’ve even gone to those in charge of the examination to ask to strip you of your right to participate in the examination and kill you. Of course, this matter isn’t something that can decided by that Qiu Xuan Rong, and this old man will try to make sure that those in charge will still give you an opportunity.”
“Oh.” Hearing this, Xiao Yun’s gaze darkened, feeling killing intent towards the Qiu family. It seemed that neither side would give in until the other was dead.
However, Xiao Yun’s strength was not enough, so he had to endure for now.
Seeing Xiao Yun’s dark expression, Elder Rong gave a calm smile, saying, “Don’t worry, as long as you display enough talent, killing 1 or 2 people won’t be a big deal. After all, the Heaven Origin Sect craves talents; how could they kill a supreme genius for 2 people?”
“I wonder if the Managers in charge will give me an opportunity…” Xiao Yun said after hearing Elder Rong say this. As long as he was given enough time, he was sure that he would be able to completely suppress the Qiu family. When that time came, he would not have to endure like this anymore.