Murong Qing, Yue Yuze, Hua Cheng, and Du Xuanhao were all shocked. They had never expected Xiang Shaoyun to be so generous with his compensation. Taking out a tier-6 cultivation method just like that was simply madness. For people like them, a tier-6 cultivation method was an invaluable sovereign-grade treasure.
"A-are you being serious?" Yue Yuze gulped.
"I never lie. Get me pen and paper, and I will write it down immediately. Or I can just pass it on to one of you if that is what you prefer," said Xiang Shaoyun seriously.
Although tier-6 cultivation methods and battle techniques were considered valuable even for him, he still had enough of them to not care much about this one cultivation method.
"Ok, I will get you a pen and a paper right now," said Yue Yuze. He took out some pen and paper from his storage ring and handed it to Xiang Shaoyun expectantly.
Xiang Shaoyun did not wait, and he immediately wrote down the tier-6 cultivation method for them. The cultivation method he was giving them was the most ordinary of tier-6 cultivation methods, but for the Cloud Margin Pavilion, this one ordinary tier-6 cultivation method was enough to serve as the pavilion's treasure.
Little did they know, what Xiang Shaoyun did today was to be the start of Cloud Margin Pavilion's rise to glory.
After writing down the cultivation method, Xiang Shaoyun handed it over to Yue Yuze and said, "Remember my words. Before you have the strength to protect this cultivation method, never, ever, let it be known that you have something like this."
"Yes, it is a sin for an ordinary man to possess an extraordinary treasure. We are aware of that," said Yue Yuze as he solemnly accepted the cultivation method.
"Good. I will leave soon. I won't bring the Cloud Margin Pavilion any more trouble, so don't worry about it," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"No, no, Young Master Xiang, you are free to stay as long as you wish. We won't mind at all," Murong Qing quickly said.
"Haha, if I really stay here too long, I will really be the end of your pavilion," said Xiang Shaoyun with a hearty laugh.
Not even Murong Qing dared to say anything in reply. From Xiang Shaoyun's words, it was clear his enemies were not just the people who had come for him.
This time, Yue Yuze was the one to come with a quick reply, "Young Master Xiang is truly a person of honor. We shall prepare a feast for you. Please do at least attend this feast."
Although he was extending such a polite invitation, he was in fact agreeing to Xiang Shaoyun leaving. He was merely being very polite.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded. "Ok, I will be troubling the two pavilion masters for a bit then. But for now, I wish to have a talk with Big Sister Hua Cheng."
Murong Qing and Yue Yuze tactfully excused themselves and took Lightning Emperor and Young Lightning King away with them. After everyone left, Hua Cheng stood in front of Xiang Shaoyun and thoroughly sized him up, looking at him with an odd glint in her eyes that caused his hairs to stand on end.
"Big sister, what are you doing? Is there something on my face?" asked Xiang Shaoyun as he rubbed his face.
"Hmph. You are a big liar. So you actually come from a big organization? You wasted so much of my time looking for a master for you!" said Hua Cheng grudgingly.
"Why are you saying that, big sister? When have I ever lied to you? You were the one who was too busy, so we did not have a chance to have an honest talk with each other," said Xiang Shaoyun with a shrug.
"Fine. But how are you going to compensate your big sister? I was gravely injured because of you and nearly died!" said Hua Cheng, suddenly behaving in a mischievous manner.
Du Xuanhao couldn't stand seeing Hua Cheng speak like that to Xiang Shaoyun. He coughed, "Cough, cough."
"Big Brother Du, you agree, right?" said Hua Cheng with a crafty look in her eyes. She continued speaking to Xiang Shaoyun, "This is the master your big sister had found for you. He's a late-stage Dragon Ascension Realm expert with a much deeper comprehension of saber intent. But looks like he won't be good enough for you."
Before Du Xuanhao could say anything, Xiang Shaoyun bowed to Du Xuanhao and said, "Greetings, Senior Saber Emperor. Many thanks for the guidance you once gave me."
"Haha, I was the one who had thought too highly of myself for trying to make you my disciple. But you were right. Only those at the Sovereign Realm or above are qualified to be your master," said Du Xuanhao, mocking himself.
"Please don't say that, Senior Saber Emperor. Those words were mere random nonsensical ramblings," said Xiang Shaoyun humbly.
Hua Cheng blanked out slightly before asking, "You two know each other?"
"This is the young man I spoke of before, the one I wanted to accept as my disciple," said Du Xuanhao.
"So it's him!" Hua Cheng was hit by a realization.
Du Xuanhao had indeed mentioned to her that he had once met a young man who had comprehended saber intent. He had wanted to accept that young man as his disciple but was rejected.
So it turns out that the young man was Xiang Shaoyun. That is truly a coincidence.
"Big sister, what compensation do you want? If it is something within my reach, I will definitely satisfy your request," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Idiot. You are my little brother. I was only joking with you. Why are you being so serious?" grumbled Hua Cheng, still emanating the same boundless charm she always had.
"No, you are my big sister. Since I am leaving, I need to leave something for you," said Xiang Shaoyun firmly. "Big sister, you love the dao of zither. Let me hand you an incomplete musical composition. I hope you can one day return it to its glory."
As he said that, he passed her a zither composition named Seven Severing Tunes. Of those Seven Severing Tunes, only the first five tunes were available. It was a killing zither song that had been passed on from ancient times. According to the legends, it was a work of the Zither Devil, and it was a terrifyingly powerful composition.
This was one of the collections in Ziling Sect's Martial Skill Pavilion. Xiang Shaoyun had spent a lot of time looking for it back when he still practiced the zither. But since he was not a cultivator then, he had not been able to practice it. When Hua Cheng received the Seven Severing Tunes, she was immediately stunned by the marvelous and profound tunes.
Xiang Shaoyun reminded her, "Big sister, the dao of zither is one that is intimately linked to one's temperament. Using music to kill can easily cause one to descend into madness. You have to be careful when cultivating."
Hua Cheng quickly regained her calm. "Yes, I know. I will be careful. This composition is very precious. Are you giving it to me just like that?"
"Haha, you are after all my big sister," Xiang Shaoyun laughed generously.
"Fine, your big sister will not hesitate then. I will also teach this to Qinyin," said Hua Cheng.
"Sure, you can do whatever you want with it," said Xiang Shaoyun nonchalantly.
"Hey! I can see how much that girl likes you. After you leave, she will be heartbroken! Are you not going to see her before leaving?" asked Hua Cheng with a sigh.
"I need to check on my senior brother's injuries first. I will go see her after I ensure he is fine," said Xiang Shaoyun after thinking about it for a bit. He knew how Gong Qinyin felt about him as well, and it was time he faced it.Previous Chapter Next Chapter