Chapter 1064: I Give Up
Nie Qingyun and the Cloud Mountain disciples looked at the young man with the golden astrolabe in shock and disbelief. With a simple wave of his hand, he severely injured more than 100 people from the Heavenly Fire Sect.
Feng Qiu who finally realized the error of his ways fell to his knees and kowtowed to Lu Zhou. “Little brother, please spare my life! Please spare my life!”
“What did you call me?” Lu Zhou stood with his hands on his back. His voice was cold, causing chills to run up people’s spines. It was obvious he was displeased by the way Feng Qiu addressed him.
That was right! How could one judge cultivators based on their appearances? The powerhouse from the Heavenly Fire Sect who had activated his Birth Chart was not even a match for the young man. It was obvious the young man was an expert. It was normal for cultivators to look young despite being thousands of years old! Judging someone by their appearance was a rather foolish thing to do. Moreover, apart from age, based on strength alone, the young man’s seniority was definitely higher. With all these thoughts in mind,
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Feng Qiu realized he had committed a grave mistake. He kowtowed thrice before he said, “Senior, please spare my life! Please spare my life!”
Lu Zhou knew he would only be rewarded with 3,000 merit points for killing that ‘expert’ from the Heavenly Fire Sect, and he would not earn anything from the others at all so he did not intend to kill them. He turned to look at Nie Qingyun and said, “These people are Cloud Mountain’s problem. Deal with them yourselves…”
Nie Qingyun was overjoyed. “Thank you for your help, senior!”
With Feng Qiu serving as an example, how could Nie Qingyun dare to address the young man before as little brother?
As the saying went, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’.
Although Nie Qingyun found it rather strange to address someone so youthful as senior, he quickly got used to it. After all, strength was the most important thing; other things were extraneous.
After a moment, Nie Qingyun called out, “Senior.”
“What’s the matter?”
“Are you from the Evil Sky Pavilion?” Nie Qingyun asked. He knew the Evil Sky Pavilion had ten peerless disciples. When Lu Zhou first came to Cloud Mountain, Xia Changqiu had whispered in his ears every day so he knew a thing or two. Moreover, was there anyone in the red lotus domain who did not know about Lu Zhou and the Evil Sky Pavilion?
Nevertheless, the cultivation world was not like the modern world on earth. Pictures and videos could be quickly shared in just a blink of an eye. For this reason, despite Lu Zhou’s widespread fame, not many people knew what he looked like.
Lu Zhou was slightly taken aback by Nie Qingyun’s observation. “You’re very smart.”
‘I’m right!’ Nie Qingyun sorted his knowledge of the Evil Sky Pavilion’s ten peerless disciples in his mind. There was only one disciple whom he had yet to meet, therefore, he cupped his fists together and said, “Nie Qingyun greets Mister Eighth!”
The Cloud Mountain disciples followed suit and greeted Lu Zhou. “Greetings, Mister Eighth!”
Lu Zhou frowned slightly and said, “How can that silly fellow be compared to me?”
“Uh…” Nie Qingyun was confused.
Things were truly complicated. Lu Zhou could use the blue lotus to reveal his identity. However, he deemed it unnecessary. Not many people knew what he looked like. It was enough to come up with an explanation for the members of the Evil Sky Pavilion.
“Forget it. I will rest in Cloud Mountain tonight.”
Nie Qingyun was moved by these words. He no longer dwelled on his confusion. “Prepare a room for the senior!”
At this moment, Lu Zhou turned around and said, “Prepare a long robe that fits me.”
Two disciples led Lu Zhou toward the twelve main peaks.
Meanwhile, Nie Qingyun looked at Feng Qiu, the Sect Master of the Heavenly Fire Sect, and its members as he said, “Feng Qiu, I was unreasonable before this. I’ll give you one of the two life hearts.” He brought out a life heart and walked toward Feng Qiu.
Feng Qiu hastily waved his hands and said, “No, no, no! I don’t want it, I don’t want it!”
Bam! Bam! Bam!
Feng Qiu cried out in pain as Nie Qingyun stepped forward and kicked on him a few times without saying a word. Perhaps, Nie Qingyun had exerted too much force, his blood and energy roiled, causing him to cough violently.
On the contrary, Nie Qingyun felt very comfortable after kicking Feng Qiu a few times. This bast*rd, Feng Qiu, had been very ruthless to him previously! He looked and Feng Qiu and said, “This is called leaning against a big tree to enjoy the shade, understand?”
Later in the night.
At this moment, a female disciple who had been sent to Lu Zhou’s residence called out softly, “Senior, may I come in?”
The female disciple pushed open the door and entered the room. She was young and beautiful; her body was slender and willowy. When she walked, she lowered her gaze and looked at her feet. Her footsteps were as light as a cat’s.
Lu Zhou, who was looking out of the window, frowned when he turned around and saw the female disciple. ‘A woman?’
The female disciple said, “The Sect Master asked me to serve senior and also to measure senior for the clothes…”
She moved to stand in front of Lu Zhou before she brought out the measuring tape.
Lu Zhou spread his arms without thinking too much.
Perhaps, Nie Qingyun had warned her beforehand, the female disciple seemed nervous. She measured Lu Zhou, moving back and forth several times, before she respectfully stood at the side to wait for his orders.
Lu Zhou looked at her suspiciously. “What are you waiting for?”
“S-serve… To s-serve senior…”
“Tell Nie Qingyun not to be presumptuous. Get out,” Lu Zhou said.
The female disciple naturally did not dare to stay any longer. Her heart trembled as she quickly nodded and left.
Lu Zhou’s expression remained the same as he looked up at the bright moon outside of the window. He raised his hand and studied it. Then, he flipped his hand around and studied the back of it. He still felt like he was dreaming. He also felt like something was amiss, but he could not put his fingers on it.
After a moment, he returned to the side of the table and sat down cross-legged. He began to meditate as usual. His breathing was normal; he could not find anything wrong at all.
“Am I dreaming? Perhaps, I’m still in the Cold Pond?” Lu Zhou pinched himself. The pain was real; it seemed like he was not dreaming.
After thinking for a while, he still could not figure out what was wrong.
In the end, he dismissed the matter and meditated on the Heavenly Writing.
In the morning.
When Lu Zhou opened his eyes, he thought he finally figured out what was wrong. To be precise, he figured out what was different.
“The speed of comprehending the Heavenly Writing has grown faster!”
He brought out the Purple Glazed Ceramic. Unfortunately, it was still in the recovery state.
Initially, without the help from the Purple Glazed Ceramic, it would take him seven days to fully replenish the supreme mystic power. With the flood-grade Purple Glazed Ceramic, it was reduced to two days. After it was upgraded, it only took him a day and a night. Now, without the help from the Purple Glaze Ceramic, he gauged it would only take him three days.
Following that, Lu Zhou adjusted his breathing and began to cultivate.
After an hour, Lu Zhou came to the conclusion that his cultivation speed had also increased a little.
“Is this the advantages of youth?”
Previously, when he had reversed more than a hundred years, his best cultivation state was when he was around eight hundred years old. Now that he was young, it was reasonable for his cultivation speed to increase. Just like the people on earth, it was easier for young people to learn compared to old people.
However, the strange feeling still persisted after he thought he had figured out what was wrong.
Lu Zhou opened the system panel to have a look.
Remaining lifespan: 292,000 days (800 years, in which 600 years are from Reversal Cards)
This was within his expectations. He looked through the system panel. Apart from the Green Cicada Jade that contained a vast amount of vitality energy, there was nothing new.
“What is this?”
Lu Zhou saw a new item card in the items tab.
“Reduction Card: Reduces target’s lifespan with a mysterious space for 10 seconds. Price: 10,000 merit points.”
Following that, a new quest appeared on the quests tab.
“Find the answer to ‘The Price of Youth’. Accept or Decline?”
Lu Zhou said without any hesitation, “Decline!”
Lu Zhou was determined to give up on this quest!