Chapter 51 : Immortal’s Teaching Is Only As Good As This (1)
At the same time Li Qiye was instructing the Dao at the Cleansing Jade Peak, the upper echelon of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect held a secret meeting. In fact, only the Six Elders were eligible to attend this meeting.
The conference was personally arranged by the first elder. Sitting in his high seat, looking at the other five elders, he gravely said:
“With all five brothers in the same room, let us talk about the King Physique paste matter.”
When the first elder spoke up, the other five elders couldn’t help but glance at each other; they were contemplating. Within the Six Elders, in terms of qualifications and merits, the first elder was the highest.
Furthermore, the first elder was the direct disciple of the previous sect master. The status of the first elder, one could say that no one could compare to it at the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. However, there was a rumour within the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, that the current sect master, Su Yonghuang, was also a disciple of the previous sect master. The current sect master was thought to be a direct disciple secretly groomed by the previous head.
However, regarding this matter, the six elders were aware that this was not the case.
Within the Six Elders, with the exception of Cao Xiong, the other four didn’t have the ambition to compete for the sect master’s seat because they knew, with regards to cultivation or contribution or status, they didn’t have the qualifications to compete for the seat.
Truthfully, the four elders believed that regarding the matter of the sect master’s position, besides the first elder, there was no one else.
“We had previously agreed with Li Qiye that if he could successfully become in-laws with the Nine Saint Demon Gate, we would grant him a King Physique paste.”
The first elder looked at the five elders, and he deepened his voice.
The four elders went silent, and only Cao Xiong was especially upset in his heart. Li Qiye having an in-law relationship with the Nine Saint Demon Gate; then in the future, this would have a great impact against his disciple, Leng Shizhi, to compete for the head’s seat.
Cao Xiong had his own plans; even if he had no chance to become the sect master in this lifetime, he still hoped that his disciple, Leng Shizhi, could become the next sect master. In reality, Leng Shizhi did not disappoint his expectations. What gave Cao Xiong deadly anguish was that, at the halfway point, an unfathomable Li Qiye suddenly appeared.
If Li Qiye could actually marry Li Shuangyan, on top of his position as the prime disciple, then Cao Xiong was afraid that the matter of him becoming the next Sect Master was inevitable, and he couldn’t be shaken by others; this included the current sect master, Su Yonghuang.
WIthin the Six Elders, the fourth elder, Elder Sun, stroked his beard up and down, and he nodded his head; he said:
“This matter we had agreed on; Li Qiye was successful on his part, granting the King Physique paste, is something we have to do.”
Elder Sun was ranked fourth within the elders, and he didn’t realized he had unconsciously supported Li Qiye. The reason why Elder Sun was supporting Li Qiye was very simple; it was because his disciple was Protector Mo.
Elder Sun did not only have one disciple; in reality, Protector Mo, within his disciples, was not considered excellent. Protector Mo’s cultivation was not the weakest within the disciples, but Protector Mo, and his disciple, Nan Huairen, their natures were the complete opposite; Protector Mo was taciturn and lacked social dealings on top of his average cultivation, which was why Elder Sun didn’t think Protector Mo could inherit his legacy.
Elder Sun thought about supporting another disciple in the future, to inherit his elder seat! However, recently, things have changed. With one sentence from Li Qiye, everything became different all at once! His words turned Protector Mo and Nan Huairen into the ambassadors between the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect and the Nine Saint Demon Gate. When the Nine Saint Demon Gate’s Grand Protector Yu He had any concerns, they were conveyed through Protector Mo and Nan Huairen to the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect.
One had to know that the status of Yu He, in the Old Ox country, was that of a Royal Noble. Even the Six Elders wouldn’t necessarily be able to contact him, but, right now, any matters would be informed to Protector Mo and Nan Huairen. Suddenly, the status of Protector Mo and Nan Huairen, at the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, had greatly improved.
His disciple and grand disciple had gotten great benefits, so naturally, Elder Sun had to support Li Qiye.
“As brothers all know, we still have a King Physique paste in our sect.”
The first elder spoke.
This matter only caused the other elders to think, but Cao Xiong’s heart was in physical pain. This King Physique paste had been kept for a long time in the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. It has been kept since the time of the previous sect master; however, this King Physique paste still had not been used.
In fact, the first elder once had a great contribution, and this King Physique paste was meant to be awarded for his usage; however, the first elder was reluctant because he thought that he was already old and limited by his talents. For him to use a King Physique paste would have been a waste.
When even the first elder was hesitant to use it, the other elders definitely would not have any intentions, or a reason, to use this King Physique paste.
From their thoughts, back then, in the future, if there was an extremely gifted disciple in the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, and if this disciple could uphold one direction by himself, then this one King Physique paste would be given to him to mold his body!
Currently, this King Physique paste was promised to Li Qiye, and it was a matter that was agreed on by the first elder; the other four elders weren’t in a position to say anything. Cao Xiong’s heart was in pain, because he had previously thought that this King Physique paste would be given to his disciple, Leng Shizhi, in the future for his second body molding.
“However, Li Qiye requires the leading beast marrow of this King Physique paste to change to a Hell Iron Bull’s beast marrow.”
The first elder said with a deep tone.
These words had just came out, but the expressions of the four elders couldn’t help but become alarmed; Elder Qian startledly reasoned:
“Older brother, the Hell Iron Bull, this is an extremely rare Heavenly Beast; everyone knows that the beast marrow of a Hell Iron Bull’s price on the market is as high as the sky! The beast marrow meant for a King Physique paste, this rank of beast marrow, even at its lowest, would have to be one hundred thousand years old. I’m afraid that this price would frighten people!”
The first elder gently nodded his head, and he said:
“I had contacted the auction house; they actually had a Hell Iron Bull’s beast marrow, still young, a little more than nine thousand years; this could be considered ten thousand. They were willing to swap the bone marrows with us; however, we have to add one thousand pieces of Ancient Sacred Refined Jade.”
“One thousand pieces of Ancient Sacred Refined Jade?”
Having heard this, the fifth elder, named Zhou, his expression greatly soured, and he said:
“This is the lion opening its mouth; with one thousand pieces of Ancient Sacred Refined Jade, we could buy the beast marrow! Two hundred thousand years!”
“Older brother, this Li Qiye, this is giving him an inch and he’ll want a mile.”
Cao Xiong grasped this rare opportunity, and he seriously said:
“The great matter of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, it is not his place to bargain. He is only a third generation disciple, yet he still dares to propose conditions with us. This whole thing is not showing us any respect! He is being too presumptuous.”
The first elder’s expression changed after hearing these words. Cao Xiong continued speaking to the four other elders:
“Dear brothers, we are all aware that the King Physique paste is precious. This King Physique paste was meant for the third generation disciple, and this was already a great blessing from our Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. That ungrateful thing still dared to haggle…”
“Besides, the origin of Li Qiye’s identity is still in question; one could say that he might be a spy! We’re giving a priceless King Physique paste to a traitor, is this not throwing meat buns to beat a dog? If we add one thousand pieces of Ancient Sacred Refined Jade, on top of that, then our Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect would suffer a heavy loss; who was to say, in the future, that Li Qiye won’t defect against us after receiving all of our benefits?”1
This was an opportunity that was rare for Cao Xiong; he strongly tried to convince the other four elders, and he naturally wouldn’t want Li Qiye to obtain this King Physique paste.
Elder Wu, ranked sixth within the elders, couldn’t help but to try and convince the first elder:
“Older brother, our granting him the King Physique paste is already a great benefaction from our Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect; Li Qiye, as a third generation disciple, he needs to be aware of this! Moreover, older brother is clear on this; in our sect, the remaining Ancient Sacred Refined Jade isn’t much. If, this time, we spend another one thousand pieces, this is not different from emptying our storage; this isn’t a trivial matter, ah, older brother.”
The other elders couldn’t help but to stare at the first elder; even though they didn’t say anything, their perspectives were obvious. Seeing this scene, Cao Xiong was secretly ecstatic. He thought that this matter was half completed; in just a moment, he will fan the fire again. Maybe Li Qiye wouldn’t even get the King Physique paste.
“One thousand pieces of Ancient Sacred Refined Jade, this is not worth it.”
Third Elder also said.
It was undeniable that the four elders were truly respectful towards the first elder. The first elder, in their minds, had an extremely high status, and he couldn’t be shaken by other people.
However, in recent years the situation had changed. Until now, the elders had all hoped that the first elder would take over the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. In their hearts, they rejected the current sect master, Su Yonghuang! Their ideal sect master was the first elder.
However, with regards to the sect master’s seat, the first elder had never revealed his ambition. As time passed, the other elders couldn’t help but become disappointed. Especially in recent years, the first elder appeared to be disheartened, and he no longer had the courageous aura like the early years; this greatly shook the other elder’s hearts.
On the contrary, Second Elder Cao Xiong had never given up on the sect master’s seat. Cao Xiong was too close to Guest Adviser Dong Shenglong; in the elder’s hearts, Cao Xiong was not an ideal Sect Master; however, in the future, if they really had to choose between Cao Xiong and Su Yonghuang, they couldn’t help but hesitate.
Especially in recent times, when Cao Xiong had repeatedly suggested his intention to become Sect Master, making the elder’s hearts more or less jolted inside.
Today, when First Elder brought this up, Cao Xiong pointed out the important intricacies within, making the four elders rethink their thoughts.
Just when Cao Xiong was reaching his opportunity, the first elder suddenly flashed his soaring eyes. In a split second, the first elder’s aura greatly pressured others; his whole body exerted and exuded rays of brilliance. At this moment, it was as if the first elder became a different person; his heavenly form flew upward to the sky. With Dao finger incantations in front of his chest, he was brimming with imposing power! Inside this power was a faint presence of a Royal Noble’s pressure.
The first elder, in the end, was a person that could be bestowed the Named Hero title. Within the Six Elders, he had been in the sect the longest, and he also had the deepest cultivation. He, suddenly exerting his pressure, caused the other elders to be shocked, and they felt the suppressing atmosphere.
At this time, the first elder slowly opened his mouth, and he said:
“Brothers’ oppositions make sense, but brothers must also know the grand circumstance ahead; the Nine Saint Demon Gate, to our Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, is extremely vital! Li Qiye, to our Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, is just as vital! Without him, there will be no Nine Saint Demon Gate! This is why, regarding this matter, I summoned brothers here hoping that brothers would approve this matter!”
- Throwing meat buns to beat a dog meaning what is gone can never come back ↩