Chapter 63: Forget It

"Please allow me that, young master!" Elder Zhen Peng repeated his request.

By this point, everyone was staring at Xiang Shaoyun, their eyes filled with all sorts of emotions such as envy and doubt.

Xiang Shaoyun coughed before finally giving a reply. "Fine, in view of the sincerity you've shown, just follow me around in the future. Your aptitude is really nothing special, but I suppose you can improve with some guidance. It won't be difficult for you to reach the peak of Skysoar Realm. But of course, you need to work hard if you want to reach an even higher level." 

Bang!

The words slammed into the minds of the others, giving them a sensation that they were going to faint soon. A tiny Astral Realm cultivator was going to guide a new King Realm cultivator? Shouldn't it be the other way round? That was no different than a tiny brat claiming to teach an adult, something that completely toppled common sense.

"Many thanks, young master!" Elder Zhen Peng replied deferentially.

The people were now even more stunned. They were even starting to wonder if Elder Zhen Peng had been possessed or something. Why was he listening to this kid?

Xiang Shaoyun glanced at the crowd and said with a shrug, "Alright, alright, don't look at me like that, guys. Your aptitudes are even worse. I won't even accept you fellows as my underlings. Forget it."

Everyone's faces darkened.

What the hell is this? Screw this kid! everyone cursed inwardly.

They were elders of the Martial Hall Palace, experts at the Transformation Realm. And a kid was speaking to them with such contempt? That was an insult!

"Elder Zhen Peng..." Yang Gaochuan did not know what to say anymore.

Elder Zhen Peng waved his hand and said, "Leave, all of you. Don't spread the news that I've broken through. Deal with the aftermath as you see fit." He paused slightly before adding, "Of course, the matters of Martial Hall Palace will still be of my concern."

He only added the final sentence to placate these people. Sure enough, everyone heaved a breath of relief when they heard his guarantee. They were worried that Elder Zhen Peng would focus on being this kid's underling and ignore everything about the Martial Hall Palace from then on.

After Elder Zhen Peng said all he had to say, they saluted him and left one after another. It was at this moment that Xiang Shaoyun called out to Yang Gaochuan, "Palace master, please stay."

"Oh, ki—uhm. What do you need?" Yang Gaochuan asked. He no longer dared to call Xiang Shaoyun "kid".

"Where are my rewards? I've passed the sixth limit room! Don't leave without giving me my rewards!" Xiang Shaoyun said, stepping forth.

"Sure, sure, I won't skimp on your rewards. Just go take whatever you need from the Weapon Hall and Medicine Hall. I will also get someone to pass 100,000 points to you as reward," Yang Gaochuan quickly said.

Xiang Shaoyun now had the backing of Elder Zhen Peng. Where in the Martial Hall Palace couldn't he go? And what in the Martial Hall Palace couldn't he enjoy?

"Oh, nice. That's it, then," Xiang Shaoyun said in satisfaction. He indeed needed a large amount of resources for his cultivation. If the Martial Hall Palace was able to fully open up to him, he would be able to at least triple his cultivation speed. To the side, Zi Changhe smiled helplessly as he watched on. He did not even know what he should say about this Xiang Shaoyun anymore.

Freak?

Yes, that was the most fitting description for Xiang Shaoyun. Zi Changhe still remembered how Xiang Shaoyun had bragged about what an incredibly talented genius he was when he first joined. Now, he finally believed that Xing Shaoyun hadn't been bragging. What he had said was the utter truth. That much was obvious after Xiang Shaoyun reached the second stage of the Astral Realm.

And with some unknown method, Xiang Shaoyun had even managed to trick Elder Zhen Peng into becoming his underling. But no matter what, that still proved how extraordinary Xiang Shaoyun was. Zi Changhe now deeply believed that Xiang Shaoyun was an extraordinary person. He even started to feel as if Xiang Shaoyun no longer needed him as a senior brother.

Right this moment, Xiang Shaoyun walked toward Zi Changhe and said, "If there's nothing else, let's go, senior brother. I'll demonstrate the Lightning Spear Technique once when we get back. I think I'm already at the level you requested."

Zi Changhe blanked out when he heard that. He had never expected that Xiang Shaoyun would still call him senior brother.

"Why are you blanking out? Are you nervous because Old Peng is here? Don't worry, just pretend he's an ordinary elder," Xiang Shaoyun consoled.

Zi Changhe cursed, Kid, even if you know that, you shouldn't have exposed me like that!

He immediately recovered and shouted, "Go back and show me!"

"Haha, don't be like that, senior brother. I was just kidding. Look at me, I'm wounded all over! We have to at least wait for my wounds to heal, right?" Xiang Shaoyun said as he pointed at his wounds.

"How did you get those wounds? Limit room?" Zi Changhe asked.

At this time, Elder Zhen Peng interjected, "Young master, have you challenged all the limit rooms before the sixth limit room? I mean, have you passed all the challenges?"

Xiang Shaoyun smiled. "Of course. Why else would the palace master allow me to enter the sixth room?"

Elder Zhen Peng's pupils shrank, and a look of admiration covered his face. "Young master is indeed a giant among men, able to reach the sixth limit room I guarded with only the strength of first-stage Astral Realm. I thought you'd entered through the back door or something. Looks like I had merely been too ignorant."

Even as a King Realm cultivator, Elder Zhen Peng was still completely astonished by Xiang Shaoyun's accomplishments. With the strength of first-stage Astral Realm, he charged all the way to the sixth limit room. This was definitely a first in the history of the Martial Hall Palace.

In the past, only those at the fourth rank and above had ever reached that far. From this, it was obvious how remarkable Xiang Shaoyun was. When Zi Changhe heard their conversation, he was shocked once again. He suddenly felt extremely ignorant in the face of this junior brother.

In the past, he had seen Xiang Shaoyun as an unpolished gem who needed some time to temper his character. When he grew more mature, it would be the perfect time to nurture him, helping him reach an even higher level in the future.

But now, Xiang Shaoyun displayed a monstrous cultivation talent even without Zi Changhe teaching him anything. 

Xiang Shaoyun no longer bothered with anything else and started heading back to his residence. Before leaving, he did not forget to remind Elder Zhen Peng to have a talk with Yang Gaochuan about the incidents today. He did not want any unnecessary trouble for himself. He only wanted to cultivate peacefully.

This young master is truly mighty. With a wave of my majestic hand, my august presence is revealed. And with that, a King Realm immediately begs to come under my wing! My charm is indeed irresistible! Xiang Shaoyun mused to himself narcissistically.

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