Chapter 868 Preparing for war
In a secluded courtyard.
Chi Jing was lying on a bamboo chair with her long and slender legs resting on the railing in front of her. He held an old book in one hand and flipped through it casually. He didn't raise his eyes until Zhou Yuan entered.
"Older sister". Zhou Yuan glanced at his older sister's particularly long legs, then looked away, staring straight ahead.
Chi Jing stood up gracefully. She was dressed in a relaxed training tunic which, along with her flat chest, straight legs, and short burgundy hair, made her look especially formidable.
"The younger brother's performance these past few months is very impressive." Chi Jing smiled.
The Wind Pavilion had won several battles against the Fire Pavilion since sending Zhou Yuan to the Wind Pavilion. This was enough to demonstrate Zhou Yuan's ability.
"Without the support of big sister, how could I achieve this kind of achievement?" Zhou Yuan smiled. This was not a compliment, but what he really felt. The Heavenly Spirit Sect was behind the Fire Pavilion, so if he didn't have a supporter, he would have suffered a lot of underhanded tactics.
At least he wouldn't have been able to escape when Hall Master Xi Guang tried to assassinate him.
Chi Jing waved her small white hand, and then with a flick of her fingers, a beam of red light landed in front of Zhou Yuan.
It was a red copper sphere. The surface was engraved with mysterious patterns and golden flames burned inside.
“It is your part of the Heavenly Sun Flame Ritual. There are 240,000 in total. I have sealed them for you. When you need to use them, you only need to control it with your Spirit,” Chi Jing explained.
Zhou Yuan received it, his eyes burning with excitement. Finally he put his hands on them. These days he had been eagerly awaiting the distribution of the Heavenly Sun Flames.
“We have also received news that the various regions are already starting to talk about the nine-region tournament.”
Hearing this, Zhou Yuan's face suddenly became solemn. He had not forgotten his mission of coming to the Tianyuan region.
"Has the date been confirmed?" he asked hurriedly.
Chi Jing shook his head. "Not yet, but if nothing unexpected happens, it should be within a year."
"Within a year." Zhou Yuan pondered for a moment and said, "Then it seems that I have to take the position of head pavilion master as soon as possible and unite the four pavilions."
"Are you so confident in beating Lu Xiao?" The tip of Chi Jing's eyebrows rose slightly.
"Because I can't fail," Zhou Yuan replied calmly.
The Ancestral Dragon Lantern was related to Yaoyao's recovery. So no matter how difficult it was, he couldn't give up. If he wanted to win the Ancestral Dragon Lantern, his first step was to become the chief pavilion master of the four pavilions in the Tianyuan region and integrate the power of the four pavilions.
Chi Jing looked at him and said seriously: “But even if you really defeat Lu Xiao, there is still a long way to go before you can obtain the Ancestral Dragon Lantern.”
“Lu Xiao is ranked ninth on the Hunyuan Heaven Divine Dwelling list, but in truth, this position is partly because the other regions give face to our Tianyuan Region. Based on his actual strength, he will drop some rankings.”
Zhou Yuan was really surprised to hear this. Although he had not fought Lu Xiao before, he could tell his strength from the dangerous aura he gave off. If Zhou Yuan didn't take the opportunity to break through to the advanced stage of Divine Dwelling, he might not have any chance of beating Lu Xiao. But now Chi Jing was informing him that Lu Xiao's ranking on the Divine Dwelling list was an exaggeration.
From this, it became clear how terrifying the people at the top of the Divine Dwelling List were.
Is Hunyuan Heaven this terrifying? Is it any wonder that it is called the best of heavens?
"Then how strong are Wu Yao and Su Youwei, who rank second and third respectively?" Zhou Yuan suddenly asked.
Hearing Zhou Yuan specifically point out these two people, Chi Jing looked at him in surprise and asked curiously, "Do you know them?"
Zhou Yuan did not deny it and answered frankly: “They are both from Cangxuan Heaven. "Wu Yao is a rival of mine and Su Youwei is my friend."
Even Chi Jing was surprised by his response and couldn't help but repeat, “Are you and Wu Yao rivals? “Is Su Youwei your friend?”
Then he smiled immediately. “They are now the most dazzling pearls of Hunyuan Heaven. I'm surprised you have any kind of relationship with the das. There seem to be some stories behind this?”
"Haha, if this information comes out, I feel that at least half of the people in the top 20 of the Divine Dwelling list will want to train with you."
The corners of Zhou Yuan's mouth twitched slightly when he saw Chi Jing's curious face. "Big sister, why would you be interested in this kind of gossip?"
Chi Jing smiled. “However, Wu Yao and Su Youwei will become mountains blocking their path in the nine regions tournament. No matter what stories you have with them from before, you will have to be careful.”
"They are both very strong now."
“If Lu Xiao faced them, he would undoubtedly be defeated. "There would be no other result."
Zhou Yuan nodded, sighing inwardly. He had briefly fought against Wu Yao and was suppressed almost all the time when he was in the Great Wu Empire. If Yaoyao hadn't arrived in time, she would have had to escape. Therefore, he expected Wu Yao to be this strong.
He sighed because Su Youwei, the girl who used to follow him and repeatedly call him Your Highness, had become so powerful after so many years.
I don't know if I would still remember the highness of the Great Zhou Empire when we meet again. Zhou Yuan felt a little melancholy. Su Youwei was obviously no longer the girl who had no one to depend on. Given its current state, in his eyes, the Great Zhou Empire might be like a small puddle of mud, and the so-called His Highness might be even more of a joke.
When a person becomes a dazzling pearl that attracts everyone's attention, would you think about crawling and rolling in a mud puddle? It would be a bad memory, right?
Zhou Yuan shook his head, dismissing those thoughts from his mind. What Su Youwei had achieved was through her own hard work, so no matter what choice she made, Zhou Yuan would not blame her. It was just that they would go their separate ways in the future.
"I know that the nine regions tournament is not easy, but I also believe that as long as I have time, I will not be weaker than anyone." Zhou Yuan looked directly at Chi Jing in front of him, his eyes determined and filled with utmost confidence.
Chi Jing admired Zhou Yuan's confidence very much. She nodded. "You have courage. No wonder the teacher thinks highly of you."
“By the way, the materials you mentioned before are quite special. "I'm looking for them now for you, and they shouldn't be a big problem, but it will take some time."
Zhou Yuan nodded. The materials he had asked Chi Jing to help him find were the ones he needed for the evolution of Silver Shadow. He had collected a few of them, but many were quite special and incredibly rare.
As Chi Jing's voice faded, he waved his hand and a jade box appeared before them. It opened on its own, revealing four different glowing beast spirit crystals. Each one issued a merciless roar, causing the air to vibrate violently.
“These are the beast spirit crystals you wanted. They are all grade 6."
She looked at Zhou Yuan thoughtfully and said, “Have you awakened the Heavenly Yuan Brush to the Spirit Devouring stage?”
Zhou Yuan chuckled, "Senior sister is really smart."
The nostalgia in Chi Jing's eyes soon turned into jealousy. “I begged our master for a long time, but he refused to give me the Heavenly Yuan Brush. In the end, it was for you."
Zhou Yuan forced a smile and did not dare to speak.
“But it's good that you're prepared. The Heavenly Spirit Sect has been scheming for the position of top pavilion masters for many years. Given Elder Xuan Kun's personality, he will inevitably give Lu Xiao as much help as possible. Of course, you don’t have to worry, because he won’t dare to go too far,” Chi Jing warned.
“Big sister, don't worry. “I will also enter closed-door cultivation soon.”
Zhou Yuan grabbed the red copper sphere, feeling the heat emanating from it.
He knew that Lu Xiao was only the first of the most difficult obstacles on the path to obtaining the Ancestral Dragon Lantern. No matter who his opponent is, as long as that person stops him from helping Yaoyao recover, Zhou Yuan would defeat them!