Chen Zilong also cracked his knuckles, preparing to fight when Li Yaxuan suddenly shouted, "Enough, both of you! You will have plenty of chances to fight each other. Not now!"
One ought to admit that Li Yaxuan was quite imposing when she was angry. Although Xiang Shaoyun and Chen Zilong weren't really afraid of her, they still had to show her some respect and listen.
"Big Sister Xuan is getting angry. We will have to fight another day," said Chen Zilong with an awkward smile.
"I will always welcome that," answered Xiang Shaoyun.
Xiang Shaoyun could sense that Chen Zilong was already a ninth-stage Transformation Realm cultivator, even one stage higher than him. However, the gap between the two was no longer as obvious as one year ago. He had the confidence to emerge victorious if the two were to fight now.
"Xiang Shaoyun, there are rumors that someone had broken through in your estate yesterday. I thought it was you, but was it actually someone else?" Li Yaxuan repeated her question.
Although there were already a lot of Skysoar Realm cultivators in the Cloud Margin Pavilion, each new Skysoar Realm cultivator would still be a subject of recruitment by the pavilion's numerous factions.
Xiang Shaoyun did not conceal anything and informed Li Yaxuan about Zi Changhe's breakthrough. In any case, it would not remain hidden for long anyway.
"It wasn't you? Good. Otherwise, you would have missed out on something big," said Li Yaxuan.
"Something big? What do you mean?" Xiang Shaoyun asked in confusion.
"So you really don't know about it. It's that time when the Land of Soul Springs opens again. That's a place that will only open once every 10 years, and I hope you can join the group we are forming to explore it," said Li Yaxuan seriously.
"Land of Soul Springs? What's that?" Xiang Shaoyun asked.
"The Land of Soul Springs is a unique place where soul springs are formed, a special space only those below the Skysoar Realm can enter. One can grow one’s soul power through a soul spring, and with a stronger soul, breaking through into the Skysoar Realm will be much easier," explained Li Yaxuan.
That caught Xiang Shaoyun's interest, but he did not lose his calm and asked, "Why do you want me coming with you to such a great place?"
There were no free lunches in the world.
"You're smart. This is not a place exclusive to the Cloud Margin Pavilion. The Myriad Sword City's Myriad Sword Sect, Devil Blood City's Devil Blood Society, Thousand Forest City's Thousand Forest Academy, Black Ice City's Black Ice Palace, and Buddha's Path City's Buddha's Path Temple all share the place with us. Some other hidden organizations will also be taking part as well. This is an assembly of the young generation and the peak Transformation Realm experts from the previous generations who are stuck in their cultivation. Nobody would miss out on this, but not many soul springs will actually form each time. Thus, the competition will be intense. This is why we are inviting you to come along," Li Yaxuan explained.
Xiang Shaoyun finally understood that Li Yaxuan and the others were not confident they could obtain a soul spring amid such intense competition. Thus, they had to invite him along as well. He sank into a short silence before saying, "Fine. I'm in."
It did not matter if he could actually obtain a soul spring. So long as it was a good place to temper himself, he would be interested in going. All his decisions were made with one goal in mind—to grow stronger. Of course, it would be great if he could obtain a soul spring as well. It would help him grow both his Nether Soul Domain and soul. He would not miss out on something like this.
"Good. We will set off after half a month," said Li Yaxuan cheerfully.
With Xiang Shaoyun's participation, the Red House's group would be like a tiger that had grown wings. During their past ventures into the Land of Soul Springs, the Cloud Margin Pavilion had never done very well. From this, it was clear how strong their competitors were.
"Um. Just send someone to notify me when it’s time," said Xiang Shaoyun with a nod.
"Oh, by the way, the higher-ups of the Lightning Alliance will be participating as well. The Lightning Kid has been waiting for this for a while now. So remember to stick with us. Otherwise, there will be even more trouble coming your way," reminded Li Yaxuan.
Chen Zilong cut in before Xiang Shaoyun could say anything, "The Lightning Kid is mine. His title of number one below the Skysoar Realm will be mine as well!"
Chen Zilong was filled with confidence when he said that, and it was very clear that he was a battle fanatic.
"Good. If he shows himself, I won't fight over him with you," said Xiang Shaoyun with a smile. Compared to fighting the Lightning Kid, he was more interested in the soul springs. After all, he could look for an opponent any time he wanted, but that was not the case for the soul springs.
Chen Zilong would most likely have an amusing reaction if he actually knew what was on Xiang Shaoyun's mind. After chatting a bit about something else, Li Yaxuan took her leave. Right before leaving, Chen Zilong suddenly turned and whispered into Xiang Shaoyun's ears, "You are Overlord Xiang. We will fight sooner or later. Do not even dream of running."
He then left in a carefree manner.
Xiang Shaoyun stood there blanking out as he wondered, Did Li Yaxuan tell him?
After thinking it through, he concluded that Li Yaxuan was not the one who had told Chen Zilong. Otherwise, there was no need for Chen Zilong to whisper it into his ears.
Worthy of being the descendant of an Emperor. He is quite capable indeed, said Xiang Shaoyun to himself.
Since there was still half a month, Xiang Shaoyun decided to do some training in the limit rooms. He called a servant over and notified the servant before leaving for the limit rooms.
The Cloud Margin Pavilion had many more limit rooms than the Martial Hall Palace. The rows upon rows of ancient buildings formed over 100 limit rooms, each of them corresponding to a different limit.
In Martial Hall Palace, not many people dared to challenge the limit rooms. On the contrary, numerous inner and outer disciples were waiting in line to challenge the limit rooms here. Injured disciples could also be seen leaving the limit rooms. Despite their injuries, they did not leave. Rather, they would sit nearby in meditation to heal up before resuming their challenge.
This was the difference between a large organization and a small organization. The competition here was much stiffer. If one couldn't stand out amid the various disciples, one would eventually be eliminated from the pavilion. No disciple would want such a fate. Thus, the only choice available to them was to train like their lives depended on it. Naturally, the limit rooms were perfect for that.
In front of a certain limit room, Lu Xiaoqing, Xia Liuhui, and Wang Zhenchuan were being surrounded by a group of people.
"Piss off or suffer. This limit room is already reserved," said an overbearing young man.
"Bullshit. We have waited a long time for our turn, but you guys are cutting the queue when it is finally our turn? That is completely unreasonable!" said Lu Xiaoqing.
Although Lu Xiaoqing had a mild disposition, that did not mean she was one who would let others step all over her.
"Hehe, Lu Xiaoqing, I know you are already in the Transformation Realm. But if you make us your enemy, you are the one who will suffer. F*ck off, or all three of you will suffer," said the young man with a sneer.
The few young men around him all started cracking their knuckles, looking like they were about to give the three a beating.
Right this moment, a nonchalant voice rang out, "Wow, listen to those big words. Hey, why don't you come teach me, Xiang Shaoyun, a lesson?"Previous Chapter Next Chapter