Chapter 401: An Old Acquaintance
The Black Flame Province was located in the southeastern region of the Shengzhou Continent. This region was extremely vast, its mass almost equal to half of ordinary continents. From this, one could see how immense the Shengzhou Continent was.
No wonder the Shengzhou continent was said to possess sixty percent of the blessings of Cangxuan Heaven. Its colossal size alone was something that other continents could never match.
Therefore, almost ten days had passed when Zhou Yuan and the team arrived in the Black Flame Province…
A beam of light shot into the endless sky. Inside was an elegant flying yacht. Numerous Genesis Runes flickered on the yacht, gathering light as it moved even faster over the horizon.
In one of the cabins, Zhou Yuan's eyes were tightly closed, while pieces of ancient wood floated in front of him. Qi Yimu separated from the ancient pieces of wood, before being completely absorbed by it.
Even while traveling, he was clearly making use of his time by absorbing the Yimu Qi to perfect the Taiyi mark on his body.
A long time later, he opened his eyes as the many ancient pieces of wood looming before him turned into dust. The dark green light faintly passed across the surface of his body before quickly receding.
Zhou Yuan nodded his head as he sensed the little progress he had made on the Taiyi brand. Mastering the Taiyi brand couldn't be done in a day, and he had to take things step by step.
The most important thing is that he did not have many centuries-old old wood left.
"Everyone, we are about to reach the Black Flame Mountain Range." At this moment, Li Qingchan's indifferent voice sounded from outside.
Zhou Yuan left the room, only to find that everyone was already gathered outside. He raised his head and looked into the distance, seeing a black mountain range appear at the end of the horizon.
An irritable heat arose, as if they were approaching a mountain of fire.
“We will be staying in Black Flame City, outside the Black Flame Mountain Range, where all the other factions' teams will also be staying. In addition to this, the sect has also sent an elder to monitor the situation and communicate with the superiors of the other factions.”
Li Qingchan looked towards the group and said, “We will first meet the old man in Black Flame City to find out the current situation.”
Everyone naturally had no objections and nodded in recognition.
Li Qingchan didn't say anything else when he saw this. The yacht suddenly accelerated, rapidly approaching the Black Flame Mountain Range, as the silhouette of a huge city appeared in the distance.
This city seemed to be a hive of activity, glowing figures flowing endlessly from all directions.
"Due to the volcanic eruption, the Black Flame Province has become extremely busy recently, and numerous unaffiliated practitioners have come here to try their luck." Li Qingchan held the flying yacht as he spoke, before the group proceeded to land in the city.
Black Flame City was a bustling place. Its wide and spacious streets were well connected, allowing giant crowds to pass easily, while also being populated by all kinds of shops and stalls.
Li Qingchan did not stop in this area, leading the team towards the heart of the city, where a luxurious and impressive building stood. There was even a wooden sign at the entrance that said 'No one is allowed to enter under the Alpha-Origin stage.'
Zhou Yuan was speechless when he saw these words. Such discrimination tsk...
“This place is currently the accommodation area for several powerful factions. If you lack strength, you will only be asking for trouble when you enter.” Li Qingchan glanced at him before leading the way into the building.
Zhou Yuan and the rest hurriedly followed. The interior of the building was extremely spacious, although it was currently bursting at the seams with people, making the interior a real mess.
However, one could tell that each individual within was emitting powerful Genesis Qi undulations, a clear sign of their strength.
When the group entered the building, the originally noisy place immediately fell silent for an instant due to Li Qingchan's beauty and presence as numerous gazes looked at her.
However, these gazes were immediately reduced when they saw the Cangxuan Sect insignia hanging on the waists of Zhou Yuan and the rest, they no longer dared to appear so meaningless. Likewise, those who had been about to hit Li Qingchan quickly swallowed the words on the tip of their tongues. Everyone had obviously realized the identity of this group.
As one of the supreme sects of Cangxuan Heaven, it was obvious that almost no one dared to provoke them.
Li Qingchan's handsome face remained frozen, completely ignoring the stares as he proceeded to climb the stairs.
“Tch, isn't this the Cangxuan Sect's number one beauty, Li Qingchan? “I can’t believe the sect sent you this time.” As they were walking, a mocking girl's voice was suddenly heard.
Li Qingchan's slightly icy gaze followed the voice, before his eyes widened slightly.
A group gathered on one of the upper floors. Sitting in the center was an extremely beautiful girl in a long, flowery skirt, who was currently looking at them with a wide smile.
Most of the people around her were also girls, each of them a beauty in their own right. As such, countless wolf gazes from throughout the building would secretly stare at the group, although not a single soul dared to disturb them.
Because all of these girls were from the Hundred Flower Fairy Palace.
The girl with a long flowery skirt was called Feng Ying, and she was a Chosen One of the Hundred Flower Fairy Palace.
“Feng Ying? To think that the Hundred Flower Fairy Palace sent you this time” Li Qingchan’s tone was a little surprised as he looked at the lovely girl. They were acquaintances of some kind, they had met several times while they were together. on missions for their respective sects.
"Will you do me the honor of thanking us with your presence?" Feng Ying seemed to smile.
Li Qingchan did not hesitate as she approached.
“Hehe, it's Brother Zhao Zhu. It’s been a long time since we last met…” As they approached, Feng Ying’s eyes fell behind Li Qingchan, letting out a laugh when she saw Zhao Zhu.
Zhao Zhu smiled slightly and said, "Senior Sister Feng Ying has become more and more beautiful."
Feng Ying responded with a cheerful smile. “How can I call myself pretty with the numerical beauty of your Cangxuan Sect present?”
While chatting, the gazes of Qin Hai and the rest swept towards the rest of the girls, before they couldn't help but glance at a certain handsome individual among the beautiful flowers.
Among the beautiful disciples of the Hundred Flower Fairy Palace was a young girl dressed in black. Her skin was white like jade, while her facial features were extremely pretty. In fact, she didn't lose to Li Qingchan at all.
The most unforgettable feature of the young woman was her limpid peach blossom like eyes that gave her a flirtatious look. This girl was definitely an extraordinary beauty.
A seductive aura like hers definitely had an almost fatal attraction for any man. Therefore, before Li Qingchan's arrival, most of the gazes in the entire building had probably been focused on this girl.
The gazes of Qin Hai and the rest had been drawn by this girl. However, they quickly realized that there were already several men crowded around them. Each one had a great presence, while a smiling young man in white robes seemed the most impressive among them.
The young man was quite handsome, while a gentle smile hung on his lips. However, the eyes of Qin Hai and the rest widened slightly when they saw the badge handed to him by this waist.
It was the insignia of the Sacred Palace.
Li Qingchan looked at the white-robed young man and indifferently said, "I didn't expect there to be someone from the Holy Palace here."
The young man laughed softly as he clasped his fists. "Sacred Palace, Yang Xuan."
“Hehe, as the Chosen One, Senior Sister Li Qingchan can look for our Sacred Palace’s Senior Brother Wang Chi or Cao Jin if there is any problem. “I am simply a nameless person who should not attract the attention of Senior Sister Li Qingchan.”
After politely finishing his greeting, his gaze turned to the young woman in black as he attempted to converse with her again. Evidently, he was not the least bit intimidated by the presence of the two Chosen of the Cangxuan Sect.
The girl in black had a polite smile on her beautiful face from start to finish, seemingly friendly but also giving others the impression that she wanted to keep a little distance.
Feng Ying shrugged at Li Qingchan and said, “Although Junior Brother Yang Xuan is not a Chosen One, he is quite famous in the Sacred Palace. However, I didn't invite him. “He’s here for this little younger sister of ours.”
Li Qingchan also looked at the girl in black. That sweetly charming presence made even someone like her unable to resist taking a second look.
The young lady in black raised her face slightly, her limpid gaze glanced towards the Cangxuan Sect group, jumping from person to person, before being slightly surprised when she saw Zhou Yuan standing at the back of the group.
His eyes lit up slightly.
Zhou Yuan chuckled. He was also surprised to see that the girl in black was an old acquaintance, Zuoqiu Qingyu.
Back then, she and Luluo had joined the Hundred Flower Fairy Palace together. He had not anticipated that they would meet again here.
As they were considered close friends, Zhou Yuan smiled as he raised his hand and greeted Zuoqiu Qingyu.
His actions were naturally noticed by the crowd. Qin Hai and the rest focused on Zuoqiu Qingyu from the beginning, causing them to immediately frown upon seeing Zhou Yuan's directness.
Do you really think you're so charming? Can't you see that the girl from the Holy Palace has been trying to chat with her for so long, but she still maintains a polite distance?
Li Qingchan and Feng Ying also looked at Zhou Yuan.
Feng Ying playfully said, “This younger brother of yours is quite interesting.”
He was clearly under the impression that Zhou Yuan was just another injured man who was trying to get Zuoqiu Qingyu's attention.
Li Qingchan's expression didn't look very good as he looked at Zhou Yuan. He really wasn't afraid of embarrassing himself in such a crowded place.
Zuoqiu Qingyu naturally saw Zhou Yuan's wave. However, she did not respond in kind, simply giving him an indifferent look, before withdrawing her eyes.
Zhou Yuan's hand froze, feeling a little uncomfortable.
Qin Hai and the rest couldn't help but secretly laugh inwardly.
Zhou Yuan rubbed his nose resentfully.
However, it was at this moment that the unenthusiastic-looking Zuoqiu Qingyu suddenly laughed. He turned and looked at Zhou Yuan as he placed a hand on his cheek. The lively smile he showed was extremely charming.
His eyes turned into crescent moons as he smiled like a sly little fox and said, “Hai, long time no see Zhou Yuan…”
The sight of the lively and charming smile on Zuoqiu Qingyu's face surprised Feng Ying and Li Qingchan.
As companions, how could they be unable to tell that Zuoqiu Qingyu's current smile was no longer the same civil smile as before, but one of sincere happiness from the depths of his heart?
Therefore, the expressions of Qin Hai and the rest became a little stiff.
The soft smile on Yang Xuan's lips also receded slightly, an unreadable look in his eyes as he looked at Zhou Yuan…
After suddenly becoming the focus of everyone's attention, the corners of Zhou Yuan's lips twitched slightly as he looked at Zuoqiu Qingyu's cunning fox like a smile. Even a fool would know that Zuoqiu Qingyu had just played him…
This little sorceress was still as frustratingly annoying as before.