Xuanling Sect, Tranquil Heart Peak.
Inside the wooden house, Elder Linghua lay on the couch, silently watching her disciple who was sitting in front of her, meditating with closed eyes.
Sword cultivators, calm as a virgin, swift as a hare, seeking to kill with a single strike.
Therefore, the requirement of the Seventh Elder for Su Ling was to be able to calm down when still, and to be fearless when in motion.
After a while.
“Never mind,” she waved her hand and said, “Let’s stop here for today. What’s the matter? Why have you been so restless these days?”
“Master, I’m sorry…” Su Ling opened his eyes, frowned slightly, “Maybe it’s because the Xuanling Sect’s disciples’ grand competition is about to start?”
“Isn’t it still more than two months away?” the Seventh Elder casually said, lazily adding, “You should adjust yourself… Although your Sword Body is not yet confirmed to be complete, if you can unleash even one percent of its talent, it will be enough to shine in the sect’s competition.”
Su Ling took a deep breath and answered with determination.
Just a few days ago, her Hidden Element Sword Body finally stopped absorbing true qi and completed its transformation.
This sword body was completely different in nature from her master’s Myriad Swords Body, which would display remarkable talent as soon as it appeared.
The Hidden Element Sword Body, on the other hand, needed to undergo rigorous training to reveal its sharpness.
Now, the three-year period had passed, and her cultivation speed should have soared!
Why hasn’t that guy been bullying me lately!
Yes, it’s the Xuanling Sect’s chief disciple who does nothing but evil deeds. It’s been ten days since she targeted me!
This is just not right, is it?
Clearly, she used to pick on me every few days, and even when the master talked to her, it didn’t work. But recently, she has disappeared without a trace.
No one is bothering me, and I feel like something is missing in my life…
After coming down from the Peak of Tranquility, Su Ling arrived at the Miscellaneous Affairs Hall, hoping to find a task that could help her get rid of distracting thoughts. It would be best if it involved going down the mountain to slay demons or getting into fights with others.
The disciples of Xuanling Sect could receive varying amounts of resources for cultivation from the sect each month, depending on their rank. These resources included spirit stones, elixirs, and more. If they felt that the resources were not enough, they could also complete tasks assigned by the sect to obtain additional rewards.
The tasks varied in difficulty and required different levels of cultivation, ranging from the Qi Refining stage to the Nascent Soul stage, and came in a wide variety of types.
The Miscellaneous Affairs Hall not only offered tasks but also served as a hub for the circulation of gossip within the Xuanling Sect. By staying here for a day, one could catch wind of almost half of the important matters within the sect over the past half month.
In the past half month, there were two matters that had sparked widespread discussion among the Xuanling Sect disciples.
One was the Grand Elder Xuan Miao’s high-profile announcement of taking in a disciple. People were not particularly concerned about how talented this disciple might be; what they were concerned about was whether Grand Elder Xuan Miao would actually have the time to teach this disciple…
The other matter was the upcoming visit of a group from the Six Flame Mountain to the Xuanling Sect. The Six Flame Mountain was a large cultivation sect in the western part of Qingzhou and had quite a reputation in the cultivation world of Qingzhou.
Although it was called a visit, the members of this group were all skilled in combat. They had made their way from the western part of Qingzhou, engaging in battles with renowned sects in each area they passed through.
“Underwear theft, testing new elixirs, searching for a lost spirit pet…”
Su Ling glanced through the tasks and found that none of them could help her clear her mind.
She shook her head vigorously.
“The best way to clear my mind is to face the distractions head-on!”
It was all that person’s fault. Why couldn’t she just come bother her at the usual time like before?
It was all her fault!
Regardless, she would go find them and demand an explanation face to face!
Walking on the path to the martial arts training ground, Tang Xin suddenly sneezed.
After delivering Shui Qiu safely to Elder Xuan Miao, she finally had a few peaceful days to herself.
However, as a character with the “antagonist” fate, she couldn’t completely relax like this.
In the world of martial arts, strength is fundamental. If she wants to control her own destiny, she has to become stronger.
She was originally prepared to devote herself to diligent cultivation…
“Tang Xin, the sect has another task for you…”
This time, it was the Fifth Elder in charge of “external affairs” who solemnly announced to her.
The team from Liu Yan Mountain that will be visiting in a few days will probably request a sparring match, and Xuanling Sect must send a suitable candidate to meet the challenge.
After thinking it over, who could be more suitable than the chief disciple?
[Main Task: Raise your cultivation to Foundation Building Sixth Stage before the arrival of the Liu Yan Mountain team]
[Main Task Reward: Technique “Dispersing Qi Palm”]
“Breakthrough in less than a week? Are you kidding me? Do you think I’m the protagonist, able to break through at will every time it’s crucial?”
Tang Xin’s talent is indeed strong, but it’s not to the point where she can break through at will. It’s quite difficult to raise her cultivation level in such a short time.
As she contemplated countermeasures, she walked in the training ground.
Suddenly, a figure unexpectedly flashed from the side and bumped into her arms.
In broad daylight, someone dared to take advantage of her, the chief disciple of Xuanling Sect?
Su Ling took two steps back, pretending that she didn’t just bury herself in the other person’s chest, and said with a stern face.
“Senior Sister Tang, why aren’t you targeting me anymore?”
Tang Xin looked inexplicably at the girl with a ponytail who was half a head shorter than herself.
“The thing you like to do most is to bully others,” Su Ling indignantly said, “If you’re not bullying me, it means you’re bullying someone else… Could it be the new disciple that the elder just took in? Damn, are you not even letting go of the new junior sister who just joined the sect?”
This girl, if I don’t bully you, are you not happy? Do you have Stockholm syndrome?
【Option one: Use ultimate move one, sneer and say to Su Ling, “I’m tired of playing with you, the new junior sister is much more interesting than you!”】
【Success rate 100%, reward “Scum Girl Gift Pack”】
【Option two: Use ultimate move two, say to Su Ling, “You worthless, what right do you have to talk to me?”】
【Success rate 100%, reward “Main Storyline Gift Pack”】
【Option three: Use ultimate move three, corner Su Ling and say to her, “Do you want me to continue bullying you?”】
【Success rate 100%, reward “Persecution Gift Pack”】
What does this mean?
All three have a 100% success rate, what kind of trouble is this?
And the reward, with just the words “gift pack” there, is there no explanation at all? Do I have to open the blind box myself?
This set of options is clearly targeting my previous behavior of “preferring to take less reward rather than take a one percent risk”.
Don’t want people to be lazy, huh?
Among the three options, the one that feels more normal is the first one.
If I don’t want Su Ling to continue bothering me, using this as a reason seems not bad.
I’m sorry Shui Qiu, I need you to make a sacrifice this time!
“You, I have already…”