The rogue cultivator only thought the person in front of him was joking, but his attitude remained respectful. “Fellow Daoist, did you remember the time wrongly?”
Jing Yue, “No, it was more than 10,000 years ago.”
Many rogue cultivators walking in and out heard it and they all looked over, wondering where this hillbilly cultivator came from, so bold to cause trouble at the Gold Silver House.
The rogue cultivator retracted his smile. “Then please wait while I check. May I have your name?”
Jing Yue, “A.”
Rogue cultivator, “Huh?”
Jing Yue, “When my ancestor stored the things here, they just left the letter A.”
The rogue cultivator frowned before he froze violently and made a swallowing gesture. “Do you mean A from ABCD?”
Jing Yue, “Exactly.”
“You… wait a moment.” Saying that, the rogue cultivator ran into the backyard.
Qin Yanzhi asked in a low voice, “What is A?”
Jing Yue also whispered, “It was the code name I used to take on missions from the Gold Silver House back then. I started from Foundation Establishment and only stopped upon reaching the Return to Void stage. Counting from Amethyst Abode, the accumulated things I have stored in the Gold Silver House is enough to reach the heavenly grade.”
Qin Yanzhi, “…”
He knew that the storage level of the Gold Silver House would be calculated according to the value of the items, and also divided into five levels of Heaven, Earth, Xuan, Yellow, and Mortal.
There were probably not many heavenly grades in the Gold Silver House, right? Not to mention that it was 10,000 years ago.
It didn’t take long for an Amethyst Abode rogue cultivator to welcome him, apparently the steward of this Gold Silver House, and several other rogue cultivators followed him, their expressions full of excitement. “Are you a descendant of 'A'?”
Jing Yue, “You can say so.”
Amethyst Abode rogue cultivator, “T-That’s really great. Your ancestor’s things are still there, but as you know, you need to use your divine consciousness…”
Jing Yue, “Don't worry, I have a token left by my ancestor. I can retrieve it as long as it's still there.”
Amethyst Abode rogue cultivator, “This way please.”
After they left, many cultivators looked at each other, and one of them asked curiously, “Who is that person? What does he mean by A?”
One person suddenly remembered. “A? Could it be that one! The only cultivator in the Gold Silver House so far who has never failed a single one of his 3,000 missions!”
“It’s him? Didn’t he disappear for a few thousand years before the Yao Catalyst? I heard he died.”
“I also heard rumors that some people suspected A was actually Daoist-Master Jing Yuan.”
“I don’t believe that. How free do you think Daoist-Master Jing Yuan was?”
Two hours later, when Jing Yue walked out leisurely, all the rogue cultivators in Gold Silver House stared at him with searing eyes—if he really got the things that A stored in the past, he must be carrying a great fortune!
The Amethyst Abode rogue cultivator was still in shock, but when he saw everyone's expression, he immediately released his coercion.
The cultivators awakened only to remember that this was the Gold Silver House. At least in the Golden City, no one could make a move. Otherwise, it would be messing with the entire Rogue Cultivator Alliance. But if not in the city, they could still do it further away from the city, right?
So when Jing Yue and Qin Yanzhi stepped out of the door, some cultivators tried to follow behind them. Unexpectedly, Heavenly Grotto coercion appeared which shocked the people with bad intentions into spitting blood.
When everyone raised their heads again, the two had mounted on the swords and disappeared into the sky.
The blue sky was clear and a ‘coffin’ slowly moved forward.
The ‘coffin’ was of course Qin Yanzhi’s flying magic weapon that he refined out of a sword case. At this time, Jing Yue didn’t meditate cross-legged as usual, because Taiqing was sitting in his arms in human form with his small face pressed against Jing Yue’s chest.
Of course, blue phoenix was very unhappy to see its rightful place being stolen, but Jing-jing ignored its tantrum. In the end, it could only sit on Jing-jing's shoulder aggrievedly, leaning on Jing-jing's neck, and glaring at Taiqing with its beady eyes while thinking, ‘Hmph, this phoenix is only showing you pity for your low appearance value!’
Jing Yue, “Taiqing, tell me about Yi Wang.”
Taiqing thought for a while and said, “After the fall of Daozu, master was in seclusion most of the time. Although he didn't mention it, I know that the master misses you very, very much.”
Jing Yue sighed and hugged Taiqing tighter. “I know.”
At this time, Qin Yanzhi asked, “Why did you ask Wei Zhentu to help you find out the information?”
Jing Yue, “He's in the Upper South region.”
The reason why Jing Yue came to upper south region was that he had promised Old Man Tianzhu to find the mother bamboo during the bamboo picking event. Old man Tianzhu once said that the mother bamboo grew in front of a Daoist temple in Greencliff, so Jing Yue asked Wei Zhentu to help him find out. After all, after 8,000 years of changes, Greencliff might have ceased to exist or had its name changed.
Not long ago, Wei Zhentu sent a message saying that he had found Greencliff.
Qin Yanzhi, “I'm there too.”
Jing Yue choked. “I received a letter from him when I came out of seclusion, so I asked for his help by the way.”
Qin Yanzhi, “…Did he send letters to you in private too?”
Jing Yue, “Yes, he did.”
Perhaps Jing Yue imagined it, but he felt that Qin Yanzhi seemed a little dejected at this moment.
After a beat, Qin Yanzhi said, “What else did he say?”
Jing Yue didn’t shy away from Qin Yanzhi's inquiries. He thought for a while. “It's all trivial things, how can I remember them?”
Qin Yanzhi, “It’s in line with his style.”
Jing Yue, “…”
In his consciousness, blue phoenix said, “Jing-jing, Ji-ji can be sure that there must be a deep hatred between Hooligan and Leaf-blower.”
Jing Yue also wondered. Qin Yanzhi rarely showed obvious likes and dislikes to anyone, but he could feel Qin Yanzhi’s aversion toward Wei Zhentu.
Now that he had revealed his biggest secret, Jing Yue was relaxed in front of Qin Yanzhi, so he casually asked, “You don't seem to like Wei Zhentu? Do you have a conflict?”
Qin Yanzhi, “Of course I don't like him. I like…”
Regarding Qin Yanzhi's trope, Jing Yue was very calm now. He interrupted without a change of expression. “Oh, I'm still young, only over 100 years old. You’re too old.”
Qin Yanzhi, “…”
Even blue phoenix felt that Jing-jing was a bit shameless.
But Qin Yanzhi was a little happy. Such a Jing Yue was closer to him.
After a month like this, they finally arrived at Moonflower City in upper south region, and Greencliff was 20 miles away from Moonflower City. It was said to have become a small town today.
As soon as he landed, Jing Yue saw Wei Zhentu who was waiting here on purpose. The other party was smiling at first, but after seeing Qin Yanzhi, he was obviously stunned, and his smile all but disappeared. “Qin-zhenjun is here too?”
Qin Yanzhi nodded slightly, looking haughty and reserved.
Jing Yue was amused and said, “Qin-zhenjun, now that we have arrived in upper south…”
Qin Yanzhi, “I have no plans to return to the sect for the time being. Do you mind if I go along?”
Jing Yue, “Of course not.”
Wei Zhentu wanted to say that he minded, but he was in no position to express his opinion, so he had to pretend that nothing happened. “A-jing, we are very close to Greencliff from here, so let's go.”
On the way, Wei Zhentu talked about the situation of Greencliff. The original Daoist temple had undergone 8,000 years of changes and had been converted into an Earth God temple.
“There are four Greencliffs in upper south region and I had a hard time confirming this place. It’s called Greentown now.”
Faced with Wei Zhentu's request for credit, Jing Yue said obligingly, “Thanks to fellow Daoist Wei's extensive connections and being so well-informed. I’m really grateful.”
Wei Zhentu, “Why should A-jing be so polite with me? I…”
Qin Yanzhi, “Why didn’t Wei-daoyou go to West Shu to clear out the demonic Dao this time?”
Wei Zhentu was dissatisfied with Qin Yanzhi's sudden interjection and said lightly, “I have a sect mission on hand.”
Qin Yanzhi, “I thought you were trying to hide from Ruan-daoyou.”
Wei Zhentu, “…”
Seeing the sudden change in Wei Zhentu's expression, with shame and annoyance, impatience and some panic, Jing Yue asked curiously, “Who?”
Qin Yanzhi smiled and said, “An Amethyst Abode Zhenjun from Genesis Sect.”
Wei Zhentu glared at Qin Yanzhi angrily as if he wanted to lash out, but eventually held back. “A-jing, let’s go.”
Jing Yue saw that he was embarrassed and stopped asking questions, but heard Qin Yanzhi's voice transmission, “Ruan-daoyou met Wei-daoyou in Yao Detention Mountain and fell in love with him later, and wanted to take a step further with Wei-daoyou.”
Jing Yue suddenly realized. “So that's how it is, but Wei-daoyou seems a little averse to it. What do you mean by him hiding from Ruan-daoyou just now?”
Qin Yanzhi smiled. “Ruan-daoyou is too persistent and Wei-daoyou seems to be a little scared. It's just that be it Scattered Star Villa or Genesis Sect, they are happy to see it happen.”
Jing Yue wasn’t surprised. Wei Zhentu was the most talented disciple of Scattered Star Villa in this generation, while Ruan-daoyou of Genesis Sect was already Amethyst Abode, so the status must not be too low. The two factions were in the upper south region and the relationship was also considered good. If the two could become Dao partners, the two sects would naturally be pleased.
“If it succeeds, it’d be most appropriate.” After saying that, he suddenly felt something amiss. “When did you find out? When we mentioned Wei-daoyou along the way, you didn’t say anything.”
Qin Yanzhi paused suspiciously before saying lightly, “Almost everyone in the world of cultivation knows about it.”
“I don’t.” Jing Yue thought for a while and said doubtfully, “You didn't inquire about it on the road, right? I remember you sending and receiving messages the other day.”
Qin Yanzhi, “…”
Seeing that Qin Yanzhi didn't deny it, Jing Yue said jokingly, “I thought you and Wei-daoyou were not on good terms. I didn't expect you to be quite concerned about him.”
Qin Yanzhi, “…”
They walked quickly to the city gate. Wei Zhentu didn't know that the other two had just gossiped about him, and he relaxed after walking for a while. He was about to introduce the scene of upper south to Jing Yue when he suddenly heard a woman shouting, “Dad! Dad! What’s wrong with you?”
The three looked in the direction of the sound and saw an old man fainted on top of a young woman. The woman couldn't hold him, and the two fell to the ground at the same time.
Wei Zhentu was about to go to the rescue when the old man screamed suddenly. Then, his stomach split open and the intestines immediately rotted, and his life was no more.
“Jing-jing!” Blue phoenix burrowed into Jing Yue’s arms. The latter was also surprised, frowning at the same time as Qin Yanzhi and Wei Zhentu—it was the Qi of evil!