In the air, Ling Xian's expression was calm as his black hair continued to tussle. The bright mirror above his head made him appear like an immortal who oversaw the entire mortal world.
The Cloud Piercing Spear was destroyed, Deputy Xiao Yao had died.
This turn of events widened Deputy Chi and Deputy Zhan's eyes. They felt their bodies getting cold like they were entering hell.
Deputy Xiao Yao's death was expected. What surprised them was that Ling Xian defended the Cloud Piercing Spear!
This was a secret royal technique and known to be insanely powerful. Though it wasn't number one, it was high on the list. But before their eyes, the spear was so easily blocked by Ling Xian. How shocking was this?
"Unbelievable… the secret royal technique could not even make this man stumble."
"Stumble? Look at him, he is immobile like a mountain and cannot be moved by wind or water. He easily defended the attack!"
"How insane. I was also a Heaven's Favorite when I was young, but I can't even wrinkle his shirt if I tried."
The two deputies sighed deeply. Other than heavy respect, they also showed traces of sadness from failing.
By now, they finally understood that with their capabilities, they could not suppress Ling Xian. They could not even make him step backwards a single step!
Thinking about this made the two Deputies feel greatly relieved for not making a move back then. Or else they would be dead like Deputy Xiao Yao right now.
"I have finally avenged myself." Ling Xian softly sighed. The hatred that accumulated in his chest finally dispersed. He relaxed and felt a wave of relief that he had never felt before.
Seven years… this hatred had been weighing him down. Now that he finally avenged like he wanted to, how could he not feel relieved?
"I can finally move on to other things now."
The corner of Ling Xian's lips curled up as he made his move. He decided to chase after Ling Tian Xiang and see if he can find any traces of her.
Just as he was about to leave, two shadows stopped him.
"Are you two seeking death?" Ling Xian frowned, his spiritual energy was threatening.
Hearing this, the two deputies' expressions changed and they brandished their hands, "No, no, you misunderstood."
"Speak quickly, I have no time to waste." Ling Xian softly spoke, uncertain why they were standing in his way.
"It's nothing important. I simply wanted to remind you that the Cloud Piercing Spear is a secret royal technique that's not normally passed down to outsiders." Deputy Chi hesitated and decided to warn him.
Ling Xian's brows relaxed and understood, "What you mean is that Deputy Xiao Yao know this technique because he is highly favored by the royal."
"That's right. Since the technique is not passed down to outsiders yet Deputy Xiao Yao knows it shows that the royals trust him." Deputy Chi nodded, "In other words, you killed Deputy Xiao Yao means the royals will be infuriated with you."
"Yes, I think by tomorrow, your 'wanted' poster will be posted all over the city." Deputy Zhan reminded.
Hearing this, Ling Xian's heart dropped, feeling troubled.
With his current capability, he can do whatever he wanted in the Zhou Dynasty. However, he made it clear that he wasn't going to provoke the royal. To know that the Zhou Dynasty is one of the top 10 dynasties and hence had much power. From this, it is obvious how terrifying the Zhou Dynasty's capabilities are.
The entire Yunzhou knew that the Emperor was of the original level. In the entire Yunzhou, he was a named and well known powerhouse!
If the royals are angered and decide to kill Ling Xian, then it will be difficult for him to escape his death. Thus, how could he not feel troubled?
However, the moment he decided to kill Deputy Xiao Yao, he was already mentally prepared. Thus, Ling Xian wasn't fazed, "Let them post. Seven years ago, I was already considered a fugitive. I don't care if it happens again."
"That's different. Seven years ago, people were following the order of the Third prince and thus no completion levelled cultivators were summoned. But if the emperor himself set his order, then those of the original level will be used." Deputy Chi shook his head.
"I know. But the person is dead. There is no alternative. I will know what to do once I get there." Ling Xian grinned, feeling a tremendous amount of stress. However, since he started his journey, he had encountered countless enemies and when had he ever chosen to step back?
Every storm he faces is stronger than the previous. Even if his enemy turns out to be the royal of the Zhou Dynasty, he will not retreat.
What did people rely on in the Taoism community?
Other than talent and resource, determination and belief are required, as well as the courage to keep going forward!
If one gives up every time adversity presents itself, then why bother cultivate? Why bother competing with the heavens?
"Your mentality alone is not something normal people possess." Deputy Chi exclaimed and was now completely a fan of Ling Xian.
Deputy Chi also admired him and sighed, "We are warning you to thank you for not killing us. We cannot speak any more than this. After all, we are supposed to be opponents."
"I understand. Thank you both." Ling Xian smiled.
"Then we shall leave now."
Deputy Zhan and Deputy Chi paid Ling Xian their respect and turned around to leave.
"The Royals… yet another big trouble."
Ling Xian suspended in midair as he thought about the Zhou Dynasty's terror and sighed.
He originally wanted to head to the Emperor's Millennium Capital after killing Deputy Xiao Yao in order to retrieve the treasure from the seventh princess that can awaken the Immortal of Alchemy. Then, he planned on leaving the Zhou Dynasty. If things turned out according to his plan, then no matter how powerful the royals were, they would not be able to find him on this piece of land.
Yet Ling Tian Xiang was in the Zhou Dynasty. Thus, he cannot leave. Naturally he felt troubled.
"See, who told you to show off. Now you have provoked the royals."
A series of giggles rung throughout. Luo Xin Jie, like a ghost, suddenly appeared beside Ling Xian.
"Whatever. Seven years ago, I angered the Third Prince, and today I angered his father. The most that is going to happen is that there will be more trouble." Ling Xian shook his head, feeling too lazy to talk to Luo Xin Jie anymore, "let's go and find where Tian Xiang went."
"Hehe, this time, you have to thank me." Luo Xin Jie smiled. Her smiling eyes were alluring enough to make all living organisms fall for her.
"What do you mean by this?"
Luo Xin Jie responded, "When you fought against that possessed woman, I used a technique on her and now I can track her down."
"Ah, you sure are thoughtful." Ling Xian's eyes brightened.
Luo Xin Jie continued to giggle and began to draw circles on Ling Xian's chest with her finger, "Tell me, how are you planning on thanking me?"
"Should I pay with my body?" Ling Xian teased.
"Sure. Take it off then." Luo Xin Jie's stared right at him and licked her lips with her pink tongue in an extremely sexy manner.
Ling Xian shook his head helplessly, knowing that he was no opponent against this kind of behaviour. He finally decided to use his ultimate move. Raising his right hand, he aimed at Luo Xin Jie's chest.
"Hmmph, you only know this one move."
Luo Xin Jie glanced at Ling Xian and pointed to the south west direction, "there."
"Thank you." Ling Xian smiled a victor's smile. He called out to his Winged Blitz and glided towards the direction.
"He provoked the royals. If I follow him, I'll be in danger too."
Looking at Ling Xian, Luo Xin Jie raised an eyebrow and hesitated whether or not she should follow. After pondering for a bit, she decided to follow.
Just like that, the two began their search for Ling Tian Xiang.
After a while, a cave that was densely devious appeared in these two's sight. Inside, a flame burned. It seemed like someone lived there.
However, after Ling Xian searched the cave, he realized nobody was inside.
This meant Ling Tian Xiang had left. They came too late.
"Let's keep going."
Ling Xian decided to continue his pursuit rather than giving up now.
He wanted to ensure Tian Xiang was safe and also that she stopped attacking the innocent. The bottom line was that he cannot give up.
Luo Xin Jie expressed her helplessness at this but had no choice but to follow him.
Just like that, the two of them continued their pursuit. From night to morning, from sunrise to sunset. They chased for three days and still could not find a trace of Ling Tian Xiang.
But, it was not utterly fruitless. At least in the past three days, Ling Xian would find something Ling Tian Xiang left behind.
At noon on the fourth day, he finally found Ling Tian Xian's shadow in a forest.
Just like when he saw her at Deputy Xiao Yao's palace, Ling Tian Xiang's eyes were blood shot and she wore all black. Eeriness was all around her, making everyone feeling fearful.
When she saw Ling Xian, her bloodshot eyes emitted a sliver of light. Then, she seemed to have remembered all of her past. Yet there was a mysterious force of power that shackled her and disallowed her to think.
After a heart piercing scream, Ling Tian Xiang hugged her head as she felt like her brain was about to explode.
"Tian Xiang!" Ling Xian rushed over and placed both hands on her shoulders.
However, Ling Tian Xiang was already possessed and subconsciously, she waved around her arm in defense. Five bloody cuts appeared on Ling Xian's arms.
Spinning around, she felt traumatized by her actions and shouted an agonizing scream. Following it was the rolling out of terrifying Qi that smashed the entire forest into pieces.
Even Ling Xian had to step back a few steps to avoid.
Seizing this opportunity, Ling Tian Xiang's silhouette flashed and she headed in the opposite direction.
Ling Xian clenched his teeth. Ignoring his injuries, he continued his chasing.
However, every time he caught up to her, she would claw him and escape. This made Ling Xian feel helpless but he had no other choice.
Just like this, him and Luo Xin Jie continued their pursuit for a whole month.
At this time, a grand and magnificent city crept into their sight.
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