One day later, a junior disciple came to tell Luo Jianqing that the mistake on the Thunder Road was purely an accident.
As the number one sect in the cultivation world, Taihua Mountain recruits disciples from all over the world once every ten years. For cultivators, ten years is just one session of closed-door cultivation, so such a recruitment event cannot be directly managed by the elders in the sect, but is entrusted to the younger generation of disciples.
Luo Jianqing was the first disciple of Taihua mountain, and the only disciple of the seventh peak, Yuxiao Peak. ten years ago, he organized a recruitment event , but this time he happened to be travelling outside, so the task fell to the third senior sister of Taihua Mountain. Wei Qiongyin.
However, something went wrong on the Thunder Road.
The disciple responsible for activating the Thunder Road with spirit stones accidentally used a medium-grade spirit stone instead of a low-grade one, which caused the difficulty of the Thunder road to suddenly increase and almost caused a disaster.
Wei Qiongyin knew she had made a mistake in leadership and voluntarily received a one-month punishment of mediating in the Confession cliff, so Luo Jianqing had to take over the next inter-peak competition.
Listening to Wei Qiongyin’s sound transmission from afar Luo Jiangqing didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
“Senior Brother Luo, your Yuxiao Peak is the most leisurely among the seven peaks of Mount Taihua. This time it’s my fault, and I will certainly accept punishment. According to the sect leader’s intention, I would like to ask for your help in organizing the major competition among the peaks. Thank you very much. Wei Qiongyin.”
Asking for someone’s help while also saying they’re the most leisurely, what kind of approach is that?
It seems that Wei Qiongyin is still the same as in his past life, focusing only on cultivating and not on interpersonal relationships.
Luo Jianqing didn’t refuse this request. In fact, in his past life, he was the one who managed the major competition among the peaks. He watched as that seemingly average kid made great progress with the help of some unknown force, and in just ten days, he became the second place in the major competition among the peaks, and directly entered Yuxiao Peak as its second disciple.
Three days ago, Luo Jianqing woke up among the carcasses of beasts.
As if his bones were about to be crushed, his head weighted a thousand pounds, and his white robe was soaked with thick, dripping blood. Surrounding him were hundreds of beast corpses. At that moment, Luo Jianqing thought he had descended into hell, but when he felt the spiritual energy in his body circulating on its own, he was pleasantly surprised and suddenly remembered where he was—
Years ago, he used to love coming to Mount Wanshou to kill beasts, sometimes for two or three years at a time. Killing beasts on Mount Wanshou was unregulated, and even demonic cultivators could come here to hunt human cultivators. This was a lawless ares where cultivators and demonic cultivators often came to settle personal grievances. Killing would occur, and no would interfere.
After waking up, Luo Jianqing didn’t immediately get up. Instead, he sat among the beast corpses, contemplating his past life. He figured he had traveled back eighteen years, before Li Xiuchen entered Mount Taihua and became his junior martial brother.
Moreover, now was the crucial time when Li Xiuchen was about to enter the sect!
After realizing this, Luo Jianqing quickly set off to return to Mount Taihua to stop Li Xiuchen from entering the sect. Unexpectedly, as soon as he took a step forward, he sensed something flying rapidly from the sky and slamming towards him.
Luo Jianqing reached out and caught the hidden weapon, and when he looked down, he saw the words “Seeking Immortals” on it. Opening the book, Luo Jianqing’s entire life was completely overturned.
His world was a book! And it was a book without any moral values, no limits and no logic!
Li Xiuchen was portrayed as a perfect protagonist, who always had a way to impress every girl he met, and even those who initially disliked him would eventually fall for him due to his heroic actions. When he raised his head, he received a blessing, When he lowered his head, there were spiritual beasts. It seemed as though he had taken all the good fortune in the world for himself since entering Mount Taihua.
After reading the book, Luo Jianqing was filled with anger. He quickly killed a sneaky demon on the spot and then hurried back to the sect on his sword.
The book ‘Seeking Immortality’ is not very comprehensive and only writes about Li Xiuchen replacing him, Luo Jianqing, as the beloved junior brother of Taihua Mountain. Luo Jianqing knew that after this, he would be framed repeatedly by Li Xiuchen and eventually, in anger, would slay one of Li Xiuchen’s spirit beasts in a secret realm, causing Li Xiuchen to be severely injured and expelled from Taihua Mountain.
Clearly, they were searching for treasure in the secret realm and only had a big fight afterwards, but in the end, it turned into Luo Jianqing attacking Li Xiuchen! Luo Jianqing was infuriated by how the book distorted the truth, making it seem like he was the aggressor instead of the victim in the final confrontation with Li Xiuchen.
On the way back to Taihua Mountain from the Beast Mountain, Luo Jianqing read ‘Seeking Immortality’ 12 times.The feeling of being pierced through the heart in his previous life still lingered in his memory, and he absolutely would not allow such a thing to happen again in this life.
Before reaching Thunder Road, Luo Jianqing even thought about killing Li Xiuchen with a single sword strike. However, this was only a thought. There were many junior brothers and sisters watching outside of Thunder Road, and he absolutely could not do such an abnormal thing. So Luo Jianqing blocked the thunderbolt for the innocent girl who was supposed to die, changing the plot development.
“Senior Brother Luo, this is the list of newly admitted disciples this year. Please take a look.”
Luo Jianqing lowered his gaze and looked at the dozens of names on the list. When he saw the name “Li Xiuchen,” his mouth twitched slightly. He raised his head and smiled gently at the junior brother, asking, “I remember that Li Xiuchen had average aptitude. He also entered the sect?”
Looking at the fair and elegant face and the calm and gentle smile, the junior brother couldn’t help but swallow his saliva and tremble as he replied, “Although Li Xiuchen has poor aptitude, he passed the Thunder Road. Senior Brother Luo, after you stopped that thunderbolt, the path was closed immediately, so this year’s intake consists of twenty-four disciples.” Almost all of the remaining trial takers were accepted.
Luo Jianqing raised an eyebrow but didn’t say anything more. The junior brother continued to gaze at him with admiration and reverence, and even turned back several times as he left, saying that he would invite Luo Jianqing to preside over the inter-peak competition in three days.
Luo Jianqing agreed to each request, but as soon as the junior brother left, the smile on his lips disappeared suddenly.
He sighed heavily and left YuXiao Peak, returning only after half a day with something in his hand.
Three days later, the Great Peak Competition will begin on time.
Twenty-four newly enrolled disciples stood under the arena, looking around with curious eyes. Among these twenty-four disciples, there were only eight girls, with Liu Xiaoxiao being the most delicate and eye-catching. However, Liu Xiaoxiao was always talking to the boy next to her and paid no attention to others’ eyes.
If this boy was exceptionally outstanding, it would have been understandable. However, Li Xiuchen’s aptitude was only average, and his appearance was also very ordinary.
This incident caught the attention of many people, who wanted to see how this young man managed to have such good luck to make a newly recruited female disciple with only a third-grade constitution like him so fond of him.
“Brother Chen, have you mastered that set of martial arts? I think I didn’t quite grasp it well. Will there be any trouble today?”
Li Xiuchen nodded absentmindedly, “Hmm.”
Seeing his indifferent attitude, Liu Xiaoxiao frowned and looked sad. “Brother Chen, didn’t you say that as long as we enter Taihua Mountain, we can become immortals and have a good life for my parents? But yesterday that senior brother said we can’t just go home.”
Li Xiuchen said impatiently, “You can go home sooner or later.”
When Li Xiuchen spoke, he didn’t even spare a glance at Liu Xiaoxiao, leaving the young girl, who was less than ten years old, feeling very aggrieved.
Liu Xiaoxiao didn’t know what was wrong with her Brother Chen. He had always been very kind to her, especially before they arrived at Thunder Road. In the past three years, he had often cared for and protected her. But now, Li Xiuchen always seemed like he didn’t want to talk to her. Liu Xiaoxiao had come with Li Xiuchen to help her parents live a better life, but she didn’t know anyone here.
All sorts of bitter emotions welled up in her heart for a moment. After all, she was just a little girl of eight or nine years old. Liu Xiaoxiao blinked her eyes, and tears were about to fall. But then she lifted her head and suddenly saw the graceful and beautiful woman in white clothes. She exclaimed in surprise, “Big sister! Brother Chen, look, it’s the big sister who saved us!”
Liu Xiaoxiao’s voice was not small, and most of the disciples present were at the Qi refining stage or above, with excellent hearing. They all heard what she said.
“Big…big sister? This little girl said that Brother Luo is a big sister?”
“Hahaha, well, it’s true. Our Brother Luo is so elegant and charming, he is the dream lover of countless young girls in the thirty-six provinces.”
“The first day I came to Taihua Mountain, I also thought that Brother Luo was a senior sister who liked to dress in men’s clothing. He is really good-looking…”
Upon hearing these words, Luo Jianqing was also stunned for a moment. He looked down in surprise at the little girl below, who was tightly holding onto her brother’s arm and waving excitedly at him.
This little bean sprout-like girl, who was just over a meter tall and thin, actually called him big sister?!
The black-clothed young man beside him chuckled and leaned over to Luo Jianqing’s ear, saying, “Senior Brother, this little girl has good taste.”
Luo Jianqing glanced at him and the black-clothed young man immediately innocently spread his hands and kept quiet. Luo Jianqing calmly swept his eyes around the audience and the disciples who were whispering quickly shut their mouths.
But there were also some people who were still discussing privately through voice transmission, and Luo Jianqing could even guess what they were saying with his eyes closed. So he smiled lightly, stepped forward to the center of the platform, and took out a white crystal from his storage ring.
Under the bright and beautiful sunlight, the tall and handsome young man wore a silver-lined white robe and looked kindly at the disciples below. His exquisitely beautiful face was like a spring breeze, so beautiful that people couldn’t take their eyes off of him. However, his powerful and oppressive aura made people not dare to act rashly, and they could only look up at him with reverence.
Luo Jianqing gently shook the white crystal in his hand and said, “The Grand Competition between the Six Peaks of Mount Taihua is a major event for accepting disciples. At such an important moment, you must not make any small moves privately. If this voice transmission stone lights up, don’t blame me for being ruthless with my sword and sending you to meet your gentle Senior Sister Wei.”
The disciples who had just closed their mouths: “…”
Wei Qiongyin, who was lying on the Confession Cliff and also hit by the words: “…”
The black-clothed youth next to them laughed: “Haha, Senior Brother, you are really pretending to be fair but actually favoring your own. You can’t even use voice transmission? And you’re talking about the gentlest Senior Sister Wei? If Senior Sister Wei is gentle, then I must be the most infatuated man in the world.”
Luo Jianqing turned his head and looked at his junior brother seriously, saying, “Fourth Junior Brother, I will pass on this message to Third Junior Sister for you.”
Xie Zizhuo looked terrified, “Senior Brother Luo, you’re bullying me!!!”
Lu Jianqing smiled lightly and seemed very relaxed. However, without even noticing Xie Zizhuo, Lu Jianqing’s gaze had been fixed on Li Xiuchen, watching this ordinary and unremarkable boy walk up to the stage with a sullen face and staring at his opponent with a complicated expression.
Lu Jianqing slowly converged his smile, and a glint flashed in his clear and transparent eyes.
“Without that thing, Li Xiuchen, what are you going to do?”