With that he untied Shu Yanyan’s clothes, and an ingot of silver fell from them. Seeing it, his heart felt even more painful and he no longer cared about the proper conduct between women and men. He put his palm on Shu Yanyan’s chest and injected his Qi into her, taking out a pill at the same time.

It was true that ordinary people couldn’t bear the power of cultivators’ medicine or take it directly. But if the cultivator was willing to use his Qi in a suitable power and inject it into the body, the medicine could be absorbed.

During the process, the cultivator would lose some of their cultivation, so very few cultivators would waste their hard won cultivation progress for ordinary people. Younger martial brother Yao had drugs that helped ordinary people absorb medicine and were usually taken by younger martial brothers and sisters who had just entered the sect and had failed to inject Qi into their bodies. But now he couldn’t wait.

He Wenchao’s Golden Core cultivation was pretty good. After stabilizing the yin and yang energy in Shu Yanyan’s body, he fed her medicinal pills mouth-to-mouth and helped in absorbing them.

In the time it took to burn an incense stick, Shu Yanyan’s wounds healed and He Wenchao, who was hugging her felt a bit relieved.

It was not until then, that he realized what kind of soft and warm jade he was holding in his arms, which …

They still hadn’t come!

Shu Yanyan pretended to be dizzy and transmitted a message to her subordinates, “You guys, stop Baili Qingmiao for me. I will be done in a few minutes, don’t let her find this senior brother Yao and spoil my plan!”

“There is no need to send subordinates. I have already stopped Baili Qingmiao.” A familiar deep voice sounded in Shu Yanyan’s ear.

Shu Yanyan: “…”

Lord, why did you do it yourself? This subordinate didn’t want to bother you, this couldn’t be good!

Although she was crying in her heart, Shu Yanyan calmly opened her eyes and found herself lying in He Wenchao’s arms with her clothes still…. She let out a light cry and blushed.

On the other side, Baili Qingmiao once again activated her weapon, the windless silver moon ribbon, with a dignified expression, confronting Wen Renhe and Yin Hanjiang.

Yin Hanjing lifted a finger and the windless silver moon ribbon, Baili Qingmiao’s soul-bound weapon, obediently returned to her body and she could no longer use any Qi.

At this moment, Baili Qingmiao finally understood how strong they were. She grew up in Shangqing Sect and never went down the mountain to practice. She always thought that she was strong, but she never expected to meet such hidden experts among the ordinary people at the foot of the mountain.

Her elder martial brother had rich experience, so he must have seen the strength of these two people back then, but was firmly determined to protect her. Elder martial brother was so kind to her that he was willing to give up his life. She always had a small temper and doubted her elder martial brother. It turned out that she had really wronged him.

“If you want to kill me, then go ahead. If I back out now, I will not be worthy of being a disciple of Shangqing Sect!” Baili Qingmiao said firmly.

When Wen Renge heard her, he thought he really didn’t understand Baili Qingmiao’s brain circuit. He said peacefully, “Don’t misunderstand, Miss Baili…. This Lord was trying to get acquainted with you. I really need something from you.”

As soon as he slightly raised his hand, three elegant chairs appeared in the barren mountain. These three transparent chairs were neither stored in his storage space nor made of his Qi, but they were condensed from mountain Qi. At Mahayana stage, cultivators reached a state when they could communicate with heaven and earth at will. Often, they didn’t use their soul-bound weapons easily but relied on the Qi of heaven and earth to attack others.

Wen Renhe made a gesture of “please” to Baili Qingmiao and when he saw Baili Qingmiao sit on one of the spirit chairs trembling, he also sat on another one.

Usually, he would sit first, but in front of Baili Qingmiao, his half master, he had to show some respect, so he could only invite her to sit first.

One of the three chairs was for Yin Hanjiang, but he didn’t sit down. He quietly stood behind Wen Renhe and didn’t express any opinion.

In front of Baili Qingmiao, Wen Renhe didn’t force him and said to the female lead, “Miss Baili, you should be able to see that with our strength, there is no need to embarrass some mortal. It was just to attract your attention, that we dropped an object downstairs.”

Baili Qingmiao was very angry, but the person in front of her was too strong. So she clasped her hands, restrained herself, and said, “It was a person, not an object!”

“Was it?” Wen Renhe moved his finger and an ant crawling on the ground was blown to Baili Qingmiao’s knee by the wind. He said indifferently, “What is the difference between the two?”

The little ant was crawling on Baili Qingmiao’s leg. She picked it up with one hand, put it on the ground and said in a trembling voice, “It is not the same, but both the woman and  the ant are innocent.”

“Has Miss Baili ever eaten bloody food in her life?” Wen Renhe asked. 

Baili Qingmiao didn’t speak. Cultivators could only start fasting after achieving the Qi Foundation stage. Afterwards they supplemented their strength by absorbing the Qi of heaven and earth. She reached the Qi Foundation stage one year ago, and in her first 17 years, she grew up eating food.

“That’s not the same,” she could only protest weakly.

“You are a cultivator, so you should understand that all things in this world have the same goal, and that they have spirit in them, which is no different from human being.” Wen Renhe continued, “Do you know how many creatures can be created by the Qi of heaven and earth which is absorbed by us cultivators? Shangqing Sect has been occupying Lingshan Mountain for many years. Do you know how many rare and exotic animals lived in the mountain in ancient times? Why do they no longer live here? Because the humans of Shangqing Sect were cultivating and seizing all of their reiki. Lingshan Mountain lost its ability to produce its innate reiki any more.”

It was too early for Baili Qingmiao to refute what she had just heard, and it confused her mind. She felt that all of her previous ideas had been overthrown, her Qi was out of control, and her internal organs were in so much pain that she felt like she was being cut with a knife.

Wen Renhe could not watch her suffer Qi deviation, so he said, “You don’t have to blame yourself for this. It was those sacrifices that helped the human race to become the pinnacle of many things. In the ancient times of gods and demons, the human race suffered a lot. Any birds, animals, spirits and plants that could be used by the human race were consumed as food. The human body could be used to refine weapons and absorb reiki. It is just a matter of luck that the human race is superior now.”

After hearing this, Baili Qingmiao’s expression became a little better. His words seemed to have cleared the confusion in her heart leaving her mind quite calm.

She closed her eyes and meditated. A quarter of an hour later she opened her eyes, got up and saluted Wen Renhe, “Thank you for your advice.”

Wen Renhe waved his hand. “It’s just a small thing. I just casually mentioned some of the ways of heaven. You could understand it, because you were born to cultivate the merciless path. When you practice in the future, don’t deviate from the right path.”

Baili Qingmiao had just grasped the truth of heaven and earth, and her eyes were completely different from those of the innocent girl from before. The eyes under her long eyelashes were merciless yet compassionate. Her eyes seemed to fall on the ant, as if she didn’t see anything.

Wen Renhe was very satisfied with this, but in the blink of an eye, Baili Qingmiao’s eyes brightened again, and she said as if speaking to herself, “Elder martial brother and Lady Shu are still waiting for the medicine!”

The eyes of the goddess brightened again and the appearance of a girl in love was restored.

“Don’t worry, that woman will be fine,” Wen Renhe said. “I came to you because I need you to get something for me.”

“Elder just instructed me on the ways of heaven and I am very grateful. If I can help this Elder, I will certainly do anything,” Baili Qingmiao said.

“I want the snow flame to heal an old wound of my subordinate’s…. friend’s,” Wen Renhe said.

Yin Hanjiang was slightly surprised and looked at Wen Renhe.

“I heard from my master that the snow flame was born in the ice field of Wanli, but in thousands of years there has been no trace of it. Also, it’s a matter of life or death for cultivators below the Golden Core stage to enter the ice field of Wanli. These Elders have such a high level of cultivation, how can Baili help this Elder?” Baili Qingmiao asked puzzled.

Wen Renhe: “The snow flame is an opportunity given to you by heaven, so no one else can have it. We can only use it with your permission. Everything has its own destiny, so not everything can be obtained through advanced cultivation.”

In fact, as long as they followed Baili Qingmiao, they could rob her after she got the snow flame, which was also the way of the merciless path. However, Wen Renhe didn’t want to do such despicable things, like seizing other people’s opportunities, he just needed to slightly alter them.

“I can help you cultivate and become a god, and give you what you want in exchange for the snow flame.”

Wen Renhe came up with such a way to repay his master’s kindness and help Yin Hanjiang in order to satisfy both sides. He nodded secretly at his own wit, but he didn’t know that Yin Hanjiang, who stood behind him, had slightly red eyes.

Yin Hanjiang bowed his head to not let others see his eyes and said in a hoarse voice, “Venerable…”

Hearing that, Wen Renhe cut off Yin Hanjiang’s words with his hand covered by a long black sleeve embroidered with golden threads, and said, “What I am willing to give you, you must not refuse.”


Edited by : Ninja Cucumber

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