Inside the gold room, a dazzling woman trespassed the walls and arrived.
Her skin was perfection, her eyes were dewy. She wore a robe white as snow and her hair draped down her back. Her entire existence appeared to be out of the world.
Not only was her visage beautiful, her figure was just as enticing. Her aura ranked her as one of the most beautiful woman in the world.
Feeling the overpowering amount of energy, Ling Xian slowly opened his eyes and saw the beautiful girl. Then, despite him being used to seeing all kinds of beauties in the world, he was still startled.
Don't forget, these years, he had seen far too many beautiful women. Lin Qing Yi, Gong Suo Xin, Yan Ning Zhi, who isn't a beauty that can bring people down to their knees?
Even the Untainted, known as the best of the world, was someone he could visit whenever he wishes. He had built immunity a long time ago. Normal beauties cannot even make his heart flutter a little bit.
Yet before his eyes, the moment he saw that woman, he was a little stunned. This alone proved that this woman was truly exceptionally pretty and would outshine most.
However, Ling Xian was no ordinary person. Faced against such a pretty woman, he quickly snapped back to reality and became defensive.
This was because he felt the terror of this woman. She was a powerhouse of the same level as him. Additionally, this exceptional beauty was not a human.
In other words, they were enemies.
"It's been so long since we entered this place. You are the first person I ran into."
The woman spoke. There was no change in her expression, as if she didn't think anything of Ling Xian.
"Same as me. I cannot believe the first living I see is not a human."
Ling Xian frowned. The appearance of this woman was no different than the humankind. He couldn't help but to ask, "I can sense that you are not a human but I am curious. I wonder what kind of being you are?"
The lady revealed a sarcastic smile. "To you humankind, aren't all other living beings simply foreign beings? Why do you ask?"
"You have a sharp tongue."
Ling Xian smiled and wiped off his smile. Naturally, an imposing energy exuded off him, "Then can I please ask, to your kind, aren't all humans your slaves?"
The beauty raised an eyebrow. Ling Xian was right. She didn't argue.
"That's what I thought."
Ling Xian's lips curled up and the imposing Qi immediately disappeared, as if the energy he gave off before was an illusion.
"There's nothing to say. Humans and other kinds are naturally against each other. A few statements won't resolve the conflict."
The beauty's lips parted as her green and white robe fluttered, "We met because we are meant to meet. You should value this fate."
"The fate to fight until one dies?"
Ling Xian shook his head with a smile, "To describe battling in such a graceful way, you sure are interesting."
"I don't want to waste too much time with you." The beauty's expression was cold as terrifying Qi rolled out of her and slammed into Ling Xian's chest.
"Since we have met, then make your move."
"You truly are a respectable character. Your cultivation is on par with the roc."
Ling Xian paused a little and smiled bitterly. He didn't want to fight. It wasn't that he was afraid of her, it was that he was just starting to form some ideas about breaking the array.
If he fights her, then whatever thoughts he was having will be forgotten. Trying to remember will be harder than climbing up the sky. Thus, he didn't want to attack nor fight.
"I should retreat for now and deal with this later."
Immediately, Ling Xian made a decision, "I have other matters to attend to and cannot fight you. I will leave first."
The beauty lost her composure and shook her head. She then laughed at Ling Xian's ridiculous behavior. She has been studying arrays since she was little and even the most profound array masters cannot match up to her.
Despite that, it took her an entire hour to break the prohibition array. From this, it became obvious how difficult it was to solve the array in the golden room.
Thus, when Ling Xian softly said "I will leave now", she couldn't help but laugh with sarcasm.
Seeing this, Ling Xian frowned, "Why are you laughing?"
"Laughing at you for not knowing your limits."
The beauty continued, "The array is extremely complicated. Even for me, I cannot break it unless I have an hour. You really think you can leave here before I summon an attack?"
"So you are laughing at that."
Ling Xian grinned. He had overlooked one thing and that was the difficulty of this array. To him, breaking it only required a flick of his finger. But to others, this array was an extremely difficult one.
Thus, for this woman to be speaking so sarcastically was normal.
"You capabilities aren't weak and should last two moves against me. Rather than just getting slaughtered, why not put up a fight?" The beauty smiled confidently, "So, stop thinking about leaving. Just let me defeat you."
"Defeat me? It depends on if you have the capability or not."
Smiling, Ling Xian felt too lazy to speak anymore with this woman. He flapped his sleeve and the prohibition array was lifted. The walls before him crumbled as well, just enough for an adult man to slip through.
Then, he stepped through the crack and immediately, the cracks reformed. He left just like that.
The woman was stunned at this.
Her lips parted and her eyes widened, looking at this scene, she was dumbfounded.
How… how is this possible?
How could he so easily break the array and enter the next room?!
"Not possible… even if my master was here, he cannot match up to this speed."
The woman was full of disbelief. She quickly ran before the wall and searched it using her Qi to check if this array was truly that easy.
In the next second, she realized that this array was no different than the previous ones she encountered, they were difficult. Thus, for her to lift it, it will take at least an hour!
This conclusion made her even more surprised at Ling Xian's easy exit.
"A flap of the sleeve lifted this array. How much does that man know about ancient arrays?" The lady was full of disbelief, utterly shocked by Ling Xian!
After a few moments, her awe was replaced an unwillingness to admit her defeat.
She had high enlightenment and it was rare for her to encounter someone better in terms of array knowledge. Even the older generation of experienced masters cannot compare to her, let alone those of her own generation!
Yet before her eyes, a young man around the same age her has broken the array using insane speed. How could she just admit her loss?
"Dammit, I, Xue Yu Chan, have been studying arrays since I was young. How can I lose to him! I cannot!"
The beauty tightened her fists as a fire burned in her eyes.
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