Chapter 158: Someone from the Mu Clan
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In any case, the Illusionary Time was only a Heaven Stage spirit artifact. Even a Saint Stage expert would find it difficult to handle his illusions, let alone the Illusionary Time.
It was like putting a rocket thruster into a toy car. The outcome was already pretty good considering that it didn’t collapse directly.
“Looks like I have to think of a way to upgrade this thing first.”
Qin Jue lowered his head and pondered.
The problem was that as the inventor, Ma Huateng had the refining methods while Qin Jue did not. So how was he going to upgrade the device?
“Forget it, I’ll try refining it the way I refined the gold-plated Gatling gun.”
Finally, Qin Jue made a decision..
Whether he could succeed or not would depend on his luck.
In the next moment, boundless spirit energy enveloped the Illusionary Time and slowly fused into it.
At the same time, a silver line appeared on the Illusionary Time. It was the Five Elements Formation that Qin Jue had used to refine the gold-plated Gatling gun.
After an unknown period of time, Qin Jue was done. At the moment, the entire Illusionary Time had already turned silver, as if it was plated with a layer of paint.
“Did it succeed?”
Qin Jue was stunned. Just like that?
The spirit energy between heaven and earth suddenly gathered, and the silver runes on the Illusionary Time’s surface gradually turned golden!
As expected, the same scene as when he was refining the gold-plated Gatling gun appeared!
Soon, the Illusionary Time that seemed to be plated with silver turned completely golden.
In other words, the Illusionary Time had already upgraded from a Heaven Stage spirit artifact to a Supreme Stage, no, a Legendary Stage spirit artifact!
After all, these golden runes were far from what ordinary Supreme Stage spirit artifacts could compare with.
“Hahaha, it should be enough this time, right?”
As expected, when Qin Jue injected the illusion this time, the process was very smooth and none of the illusions were rejected.
Moreover, both the memory or the clarity had improved by leaps and bounds.
Qin Jue couldn’t wait and quickly tried out the “Light Scripture”. Compared to the illusion created by Ma Huateng, what Qin Jue created was undoubtedly more realistic, making him feel as if he was in the real world.
Even Qin Jue himself almost couldn’t tell if it was real or fake.
After a long while, Qin Jue let out a turbid breath. When he took off the Illusionary Time, he felt rather satisfied.
If he felt bored in the future, he could use this thing to kill time.
Thinking like this, Qin Jue created illusions from the “Fiend Father”, “Golden Scale”, and other diagrams and injected them into the Illusionary Time one after another.
It was not until night fell and the entire Xuanyi Mountain Sect fell into silence that Qin Jue finally finished.
Glancing at Yun Xi who was still cultivating beside him, Qin Jue didn’t disturb her. He put away the illusions and Illusionary Time device and got up to go back to his room to sleep.
The current Yun Xi was already not inferior to an Earth Stage cultivator. Perhaps she was still a nobody in the Sacred Land of the Central Continent, but in this Xuanyi Mountain Sect, she was already an existence comparable to an elder.
Even if Qin Jue left her alone, not many people could do anything to harm her.
Time passed day by day. After successfully advancing to the middle-phase of the Profound Stage, Lup Weiwei still came to the cliff to cultivate every day.
As for Yun Xi, seeing that Luo Weiwei was about to catch up to her, she also cultivated with all her might and had stopped bothering Qin Jue.
In the end, Qin Jue was left with nothing to do all day. He either drank wine and slept, or used his Illusionary Time to pass the time.
What was worth mentioning was that Mu Ziqi had yet to leave. Bai Ye could only obediently stay in the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
Regarding this, the First Elder and the others naturally were glad to see Bai Ye suffer like this.
After Bai Ye advanced to the Supreme Stage, the First Elder had already completely let go of his obsession to compete with Bai Ye for the sect master position and was now content with his position as First Elder.
However… This did not stop him from laughing at Bai Ye!
“Hahaha, I didn’t expect this old fellow to have such a day.”
The First Elder was so happy that he always carried around a smile. He even wanted to hold a banquet and invite others to celebrate.
At the same time, Wu Ying also heaved a sigh of relief. Even though Bai Ye was suffering, he actually didn’t want Mu Ziqi to leave.
Because with Mu Ziqi around, Bai Ye wouldn’t have the chance to use him as a test subject for pill refinement anymore.
Mu Ziqi also had no intention of leaving. In fact, she had even been helping Bai Ye make decisions and manage the sect. She had already considered herself as the wife of the sect master.
To the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, it was a good thing that Mu Ziqi could become the wife of the sect master.
With two Supreme Stage experts holding down the fort, even the current Six Great Clans would have to back down.
However, many people had forgotten one thing.
Mu Ziqi had reached the Supreme Stage at such a young age, and was even stronger than Bai Ye. How could she be an ordinary person?
On this day, Qin Jue was leaning against the blue stone to drink when he suddenly saw an air-transportation spirit artifact appear on the horizon and arrive at Xuanyi Mountain Mountain.
Qin Jue frowned slightly. He sensed three unusual auras from the air-transportation spirit artifact, all of which were at the Supreme Stage.
What was going on?
Did the Xuanyi Mountain Sect offend any forces recently?
Moreover, besides the Three Major Sects and the Thunder Breeze Sect, there should be no other faction in the Southern Land that could send out three Supreme Stage experts at once.
Without waiting for Qin Jue to figure it out, more than a dozen figures flew out of the air-transportation spirit artifact.
The three people in the lead were shockingly three Supreme Stage experts. The rest of the cultivators were also at the Heaven Stage. They held weapons in their hands and were awe-inspiring.
This force was enough to flatten any one of the Six Great Clans.
“Mu Ziqi! I know you’re here. Come out!”
A sharp female voice echoed throughout the entire Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
In the main hall, Mu Ziqi, who was meditating, slowly opened her eyes and sighed. “I didn’t expect you to find me so quickly.”
“What is it?”
Bai Ye asked.
“Nothing. Don’t come out. It’s my own business.”
As soon as she finished speaking, the woman’s figure vanished, and she appeared in the sky above the hall to confront the three Supreme Stage experts.
The three Supreme Stage experts were two men and a woman. The one who spoke just now was a charming woman on the left. She was dressed in a red robe and had charming eyes.
Upon seeing the three of them, Mu Ziqi sneered. “Hehe, to think that you would send out such a huge force just to find me.”
“Mu Ziqi, do you know your crimes?!”
The sinister man standing in the middle shouted.
Among the three of them, the sinister man had the deepest aura. The scene around him was warped and unpredictable, and it was filled with boundless killing intent that caused one to shudder.
“What a joke. What crime have I committed?”
Mu Ziqi said expressionlessly.
“As the holy maiden of the Mu Clan, you ran away on your own. Don’t think that just because you’re the holy maiden, the elders will not dare to do anything to you!”
The sinister man said coldly.
“Hehe, I think she’s out to meet her lover,” the charming woman said meaningfully.
Hearing this, Mu Ziqi looked at the charming woman and mocked, “Mu Qingyun, haven’t you always wanted to be the holy maiden? In that case, I’ll allow you to replace me as holy maiden.”
As soon as these words were spoken, the charming woman’s expression instantly became incomparably unsightly. She had indeed always wanted to be the holy maiden, but the last thing she wanted was to receive the position from Mu Ziqi. Mu Ziqi was clearly humiliating her!
The charming woman called Mu Qingyun’s chest rose and fell continuously, and she barely stopped herself from attacking directly.
“Ziqi, the First Elder has already said that as long as you’re willing to go back, he can let bygones be bygones.”
At this moment, the green-haired young man on the right suddenly said, “Ziqi, come back with us.”
“Go back? Go back and continue being the holy maiden?”
Mu Ziqi sneered and said, “I’ll just end up being a puppet again.”
“How dare you!”
The sinister man’s aura rose steadily as his domain swept towards Mu Ziqi in an attempt to suppress her.
Seeing this, Mu Ziqi immediately spread out her domain, colliding with the domain of the sinister man.
It was like a thunderclap that exploded in the horizon, and it shook the heavens and the earth for 50 kilometers!
Terrifying spirit energy fluctuations quickly spread out, forming energy ripples that spread out.
The two of them took a step back. They were actually equally matched!
“You’re already at the peak of the Supreme Stage?”
The sinister man was shocked and said in disbelief.
Mu Ziqi did not answer, but the aura rising from her body was not any weaker than the sinister man.
“How is this possible?!”
Mu Qingyun was equally shocked.
She originally thought that she was about to catch up to her childhood archenemy, but in the end, the other party had been hiding her strength all along?
“Uncle Gui, I won’t go back with you. You better not force me.”
Mu Ziqi’s expression was indifferent. She clearly did not plan to hold back.
“That’s not up to you.”
Mu Qingyun gritted her teeth and said, “We have three people. No matter how powerful you are, can you fight three alone?”
“What if I join the battle?”
Everyone was stunned for a moment before they saw a handsome man with sharp brows and bright eyes fly out from the main hall below. He stood beside Mu Ziqi without any fear.
At this moment, Bai Ye didn’t look like he was heavily injured at all. His long hair fluttered in the wind, and he had an imposing appearance that could charm countless women.
“Didn’t I tell you not to come out?”
Mu Ziqi frowned and whispered.
“What a joke. You’re the wife of the sect master of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. As the sect master, how can I stand by and do nothing?” Bai Ye pursed his lips and said matter-of-factly.
Mu Ziqi blushed. This was the Bai Ye she knew. He was a man who would just stand firmly on her side without asking any questions.
Otherwise, why would she have been willing to escape from her clan immediately after learning that Bai Ye had advanced to the Supreme Stage and “force” her way here from thousands of kilometers away?
Seeing Bai Ye, the green-haired youth’s expression changed slightly, and his tone was slightly bitter. “Is that the guy?”
Mu Ziqi nodded without hiding anything. “Yes, he’s the same guy from forty years ago.”
“Why? He’s just an ordinary cultivator in the outside world. He’s not worthy of you at all.”
Taking a deep breath, the green-haired man said indignantly.
“Well, he’s handsome.”
The green-haired youth :”…”
Although he was very displeased, he couldn’t find any reason to refute. Bai Ye was indeed more handsome.
“Hmph, how can a dignified holy maiden be so superficial? Uncle Gui, what are you waiting for? Let’s capture her and bring her back to be punished!” Mu Qingyun shouted.
Mu Gui ignored Mu Qingyun and revealed a thoughtful expression. “So he was the one who broke your primordial Yin forty years ago.”
Forty years ago, Mu Ziqi had returned from a trip and her primordial Yin had been broken. It had shocked the entire clan, but she refused to say who did it.
Because of this, she had even angered the Elders Guild and almost lost her position as the holy maiden.
However, Mu Ziqi’s talent was too powerful. Even after what had happened, she was still the best among the younger generation and was unparalleled. Therefore, no one continued to pursue the matter.
As time passed, Mu Gui almost forgot about this matter. He didn’t expect that the man responsible for her escape this time was the same man from forty years ago.
“Perfect. We’ll capture him too.”