Chapter 241: Epilogue (1)
Four years later, Fan Yuqing’s expedition group had stormed the numerous trials in the Nine Celestial Fraternity and had taken untold number of profound treasures.
However there was still no name to her expedition group which consisted of Lu Qingyun, Xuan Danfeng, Feng Minyue, Qian Jingjing, Tang Xuefeng and Yue Lingxi.
Eventually they got bored with the trials of the Nine Celestial Fraternity and were looking for a challenge in the treacherous fraternity of the Desolate Celestial Fraternity.
The Lotus Sword Manor Trials;
The third trial of the Lotus Sword Manor, the Slaughter Trial;
A black stele was seen in front of them.
Without a word, the group touched the black stele and the trial’s information began to flow into their minds.
“Seven days to complete the trial…1 day remaining…”
“Accumulate 100 merit points or more before entering the blue portal to the next exit…”
“Killing a first realm cultivator will gain you one 1 merit point…”
“Killing a second realm cultivator will gain you 3 merit points…”
“Killing a third realm cultivator will gain you 5 merit points…”
“Killing a forth realm cultivator will gain you 10 merit points…”
“Killing a fifth realm cultivator will gain you 25 merit points…”
“Killing a sixth realm cultivator will gain you 50 merit points…”
“Killing a seventh realm cultivator will gain you 100 merit points…”
“Killing a cultivator with merit points will gain you 3 merit points for every 10 merit points they have…”
Fan Yuqing smiled, “So this is the Slaughter Trial? It is going to be easy.”
Lu Qingyun frowned lightly, “I don’t like to kill.”
Tang Xuefeng laughed softly, “This is not real killing. As long as you don’t aim for their hearts, they are not going to die and will be sent out of the trial.”
Qian Jingjing nodded, “That’s right.”
Lu Qingyun frowned, “So I will be the one that will do the most killing?”
Feng Minyue nodded, “Hmm, we need you to gain all the merit points and remember that we are training you to become a better cultivator for our Sister Saintess Yuqing here.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “And I’ve thought that I have already won her heart?”
Fan Yuqing caressed his face gently as she looked up to him, “You may have won my heart but you have not won the approval of my sister saintesses yet.”
Xuan Danfeng, Feng Minyue and Yue Lingxi were all laughing jovially, “That’s right.”
Lu Qingyun muttered, “Why is that I feel that we are not overcoming the trial but this is more like looting the trial of its profound treasures? I have almost exhausted all my profound strength in the last level trying to maximize the rewards.”
Yue Lingxi smiled, “Well, don’t do it ever again. That is actually a bad idea to use your desolate force to affect the reward outcome of the trial. This entire trial is like a living entity that can suck all your desolate strength. Luckily you are a great immortal god…”
Lu Qingyun interrupted bitterly, “I am a mortal now.”
“Right but this doesn’t change the fact that you are destined with the destiny of the heavens in you.” Yue Lingxi smiled.
“Soon my destiny of the heavens will be in a coffin.” Lu Qingyun smiled weakly.
Fan Yuqing laughed jovially, “With me around, you won’t die so easily. At most we will use your sixth rank life revival divine pill on you.”
Lu Qingyun muttered almost incoherently, “Tell me about that when I am in the acidic stomach of the desolate beast. I was almost killed in this manner a few months ago.”
“Almost is not exactly.” Fan Yuqing laughed before she pulled his hand to follow her. “Let’s go!”
A while later on a cliff on the top.
“Look!” Feng Minyue said. “We have two golden celestials below us.”
Fan Yuqing nodded lightly, “It seems that one of the men is actually a maiden. Interesting. Yun’Er, go and get them.”
Lu Qingyun said, “We should give them a warning or two. It is not honorable to jump upon them.”
“Alright then.” Fan Yuqing agreed.
So she shouted with a soft chuckle, “Look we have two pigs here who are delivering themselves to us today.”
“Yun’Er go! Settle them!” Fan Yuqing shouted to Lu Qingyun.
Lu Qingyun nodded as he immediately flashed from the top of the cliff to the two cultivators below.
As soon as he had landed, he began to swing his sword and the afterimages of his sword strokes began to flash at the two cultivators.
The two cultivators were gasping with the speed of his sudden attack.
The maiden that was disguising as a man had her fan scattered by his sword strokes while the cultivator was knocked back.
But in the next instant these two cultivators were retaliating against him. They were all seventh realm experts and were not weak!
The maiden had unleashed a heaven-step divine sword and had displayed her powerful profound aura while the other cultivator was sending waves of sword energies to explode on Lu Qingyun.
Lu Qingyun was frankly quite startled that these two cultivators were much stronger than he had expected and he was forced to make a copy of his heaven-step divine sword Jade Light.
“A high level sword energies practitioner.” He gasped at the male cultivator that had unleashed th powerful sword energies against him.
The truth was that his Jade Light Divine Sword was now an immortal sword but that would give him an unfair advantage. Moreover he actually had another immortal sword the Horizon of the Heavens.
Now with two heaven-step divine swords in his hands, he was able to retaliate against them.
“Ji Yuan!” the maiden shouted panicky when Lu Qingyun had sent the male cultivator flying off.
This Ji Yuan weakly coughed out a mouthful of golden blood as he stared blankly at Lu Qingyun, “His sword energies are in the perfect sword energies form…”
The maiden quickly regrouped with him and gasped, “This guy has two heaven-step divine swords. We need to put in all our best now.”
“I’m already using all my best. You mean you haven’t?” Ji Yuan said.
Lu Qingyun had now realized that he was dealing with two strong seventh realm experts therefore he conjured eight more heaven-step divine swords which hovered around him.
The two cultivators were startled as they had never seen anyone that could use ten divine swords before…
“Don’t panic.” Ji Yuan said coolly. “He can’t use all ten divine swords at the same time. It is more of a psychology impact. Even if he can use it, he will also be draining his profound strength very fast.”
All of a sudden the afterimages of the ten half-step divine swords were flying and piercing them with their sword energies form which exploded furiously upon impact.
Lu Qingyun actually had more than enough profound strength to use ten heaven-step divine swords as he sent the phantom sword energies of his ten divine swords into a sword energies strafing that swept through them.
The male cultivator who was called Ji Yuan muttered with disbelief, “This is too exaggerating. That guy can fight the two of us so casually and he isn’t even using his full strength yet.”
“Run. I can still hold him back for a while. Once his companions join in the fight, we will all die here today.” He secretly whispered to the maiden that was next to him.
Lu Qingyun muttered, “I’m sorry. This is a trial and the two of you are worth a 200 merit points or more. Now if you don’t mind letting my companions to kill you painlessly…”
Yuan Ji smiled awkwardly as he stood up weakly, “Actually I do mind but our fight isn’t over yet.”
Fan Yuqing and the other maidens had now flashed next to Lu Qingyun, “Yun’Er, it seems that we have met a couple here. They’re pretty strong. Why don’t we let them off? They seem pretty much in love. It will be such a waste for them to perish here today, don’t you think so?”
Lu Qingyun frowned lightly, “But today is the last day of the trial and we don’t have enough merit points yet.”
“Don’t worry, we are only here for the fun. Moreover we still got the time.”
Fan Yuqing turned to the couple with a delightful look, “I’m Fan Yuqing. So what is your name?”
Lu Qingyun knew that the maiden had been calling this Li Yuan as Ji Yuan earlier. Moreover Ling Feiyang was a male name and she was actually a maiden. But he did not expose them. After all, the fraternity was treacherous and they must have their reasons not to tell them their real names.
Fan Yuqing rolled her eyes as she giggled, “Please pardon us for attacking you earlier. We need the merit points too. This is Lu Qingyun. His sword art is really good. Behind me are my sisters Feng Minyue, Xuan Danfeng, Tang Xuefeng, Qian Jingjing and Yue Lingxi.”
Lu Qingyun bowed with his hands politely to Yuan Ji and Ling Feiyue, “I hope that you are not offended. I am just eager to get the merit points to complete the trial here…”
Fan Yuqing interrupted him with a soft chuckle, “We should have already gone to the next level if it isn’t for you delaying us by going off to search for your spirit plants.”
Li Yuan asked cautiously as he interrupted them, “Why did you spare us?”
Fan Yuqing rolled her eyes before giggling softly, “Because I saw that this maiden here who is disguising as a man tries to shield you and you are also trying to shield her. I am just touched, that’s all.”
Ling Feiyue was startled as she muttered, “What sharp eyes you got.”
Fan Yuqing chuckled, “I’ve used my Seventh Heaven Sense to discern your aura. You can’t hide your gender aura from me.”
Li Yuan was now looking at Lu Qingyun as he said, “This Brother Lu here, your sword art is really so remarkable. I have never seen anyone as good as you.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “I am not as good as you think I am.”
Ling Feiyang asked curiously as she looked at them, “I wonder where you’re from? I have never heard of you before.”
She was alarmed secretly because these golden celestials had an unsettling strong aura and she was curious to know where they were from.
Lu Qingyun replied, “We are cultivators from the Nine Celestial Fraternity and we’re just here to experience the trials of the Desolate Celestial Fraternity.”
Read The Romantic Cultivator Chapter 57-58 for Lu Qingyun and Fan Yuqing trial experiences!