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The next day, Qin Jue had just climbed out of bed and had yet to wash up when he heard a series of happy laughs. Soon after, the old man named Bai Ye pushed open the door and entered.
“Hahaha, Junior Brother, Junior Brother, something big has happened.”
The old man still had the air of a transcendent being. He looked dignified without being angry, but his expression gave off a despicable feeling.
“Hey, can you knock before you come in next time?”
Qin Jue rolled his eyes speechlessly. If not for the fact that the old man was his senior brother, he would absolutely throw him out.
Bai Ye acted as if he didn’t hear Qin Jue’s words and said mysteriously, “Guess what happened last night.”
“What is it?” Qin Jue asked casually.
“Last night, the Stargate Sect Master was practicing the Star-Guiding Technique. The end result was that he was hit by a meteorite, and his entire hall was destroyed. The Stargate Sect Master was seriously injured and almost died on the spot. Ha ha ha! What a good Star-Guiding Technique! It actually attracted a star! Ha ha ha ha!”
Bai Ye was so happy his mouth remained open. He wished he could tell the whole world about this.
The Stargate Sect was the closest faction to the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Both parties often had bad blood because they would compete for the same cultivation resources. Therefore, the old man did not have a good impression of the Stargate Sect. Now that he heard this news, he was naturally very happy.
“What a pity. How great would it be if that old geezer, the Stargate Sect Master, were to die from the meteorite? Then, no one would be able to compete with us for cultivation resources in the future.”
Bai Ye couldn’t help but sigh.
At this moment, Qin Jue was thinking that the meteorite that hit the Stargate Sect Master couldn’t possibly be the one he waved off last night, right?
If that was the case, it would be awkward.
Sensing the change in Qin Jue’s expression, the old man lowered his head and asked, “What is it?”
“Nothing.” Qin Jue hurriedly shook his head, pretending not to know anything. “Hahaha, how interesting. Senior Brother, can you leave now?”
Bai Ye: “…”
If it weren’t for the fact that he couldn’t beat Qin Jue, Bai Ye really wanted to give him a punch.
“Hmph, I can’t be bothered with you. I’d better go talk to someone else.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Bai Ye turned around and left. With this news in hand, he began to search for his next target. It was hard to imagine that such a funny old man was actually the sect master of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Sometimes, Qin Jue even wondered how Bai Ye became their master’s disciple.
“Looks like I’ll have to be more careful next time.”
After chasing Bai Ye away, Qin Jue fell into deep thought.
He had not taken the meteorite to heart last night and had only casually swatted it away. He had not expected it to hit the Stargate Sect Master. Fortunately, it had only hit him and did not cause any other casualties. If it had hit any other place, it would probably have flattened a village.
This incident reminded Qin Jue that sometimes things that he didn’t care about might cause unpredictable damage to others, so it was better to be careful.
After washing up, Qin Jue casually ate some food, took out a pot of wine, and walked out of the courtyard against the sunlight.
In fact, with his current cultivation, he didn’t need to eat or rest at all, but he preferred to experience the feeling, so he ate and slept like an ordinary person every day, relaxed and content.
“Little Qing, good morning.”
Qin Jue greeted the blue stone and then sat cross-legged on the grass.
In the early morning, the scenery of Xuanyi Mountain was the most beautiful, especially the cliff where Qin Jue was located. It was just right against the sunlight, so he could clearly see the entire process of the sun rising.
When Qin Jue felt bored, he would jump down to take a look at the jungle that was below the cliff, although nothing interesting would happen there either.
Qin Jue raised his head and drank a large mouthful of wine as he said carefreely, “The weather today is not bad. It’s very suitable for drinking.”
In his previous life, Qin Jue was a true alcoholic and remained so in this world. Compared to Earth, the wine in this world was undoubtedly purer and could easily be dozens or even hundreds of years old, with a sweet and delicious flavor.
Most importantly, the wine in this world was almost all brewed with all kinds of heavenly and earthly treasures, containing the dense spirit qi that was very helpful for cultivation. Therefore, there were quite a few people like Qin Jue who were addicted to wine.
However, this level of spirit qi was basically dispensable to Qin Jue. He drank because he simply liked to drink.
“Hmm? This is…”
Qin Jue raised his eyebrows after suddenly noticing a weed nearby.
“Interesting. It has gained sentience.”
Qin Jue observed for a moment and revealed an intrigued expression. “Is it because I often sing here?”
It was inconceivable for a weed to suddenly develop intelligence. Even Qin Jue couldn’t help but be curious.
“Forget it, I don’t care anymore. Since you’ve already gained sentience, I’ll help you.”
As he spoke, Qin Jue stretched out his finger and tapped the tip of the plant.
Along with a flash of golden light, the weed trembled slightly and grew a lot taller.
“This is my Xuanyi Mountain Sect’s cultivation technique, the Clear Void Scripture. If you cultivate it diligently, you should be able to successfully transform in a few centuries, or maybe even a few decades,” Qin Jue advised with a serious face.
As if it understood his words, the weed bent down to express its gratitude.
Seeing this, Qin Jue was slightly stunned. He had never seen such a scene before. He couldn’t help but feel a trace of curiosity in his heart. What would happen if this weed really transformed into a peerless expert one day?
Thinking of this, Qin Jue’s interest soared, so he picked up the wine pot and poured a few drops of wine onto the weed.
After absorbing the spirit qi from the wine, the weed grew taller, and the leaves became tougher, preventing them from being trampled to death easily.
Qin Jue laughed. “It seems that you are very talented.”
To be able to grasp the Clear Void Scripture in such a short period of time and use it to absorb spirit qi, it could be seen that the cultivation talent of this weed was even better than that of most humans.
“Alright, from today onwards, you are my underling.”
After thinking for a while, Qin Jue changed his words. “No, it should be a disciple.”
As the saying went, teachings were not to be imparted lightly. Since Qin Jue had imparted the Xuanyi Mountain Sect’s cultivation technique to the weed, it was equivalent to becoming its master. One had to know that in the Spirit Central World, cultivation techniques were extremely important. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be countless people fighting to join a martial faction and learn higher-level cultivation techniques.
He didn’t expect that he would be able to get a disciple even when doing nothing every day. Moreover, it was a disciple that he didn’t have to worry about at all.
Qin Jue sighed with emotion.
“You’re still too weak right now. You can’t absorb too much spirit qi, or it’ll easily affect your foundation. But don’t worry, from today onwards, I’ll pour you a few drops of spirit wine every day to help you cultivate,” Qin Jue consoled as he patted the weed.
At this time, the weed bent its body towards Qin Jue again, as if it was acknowledging him as its master. It swayed three times in a row. It was hard to believe that a weed had intelligence.
In the next few days, Qin Jue would pour out a few drops of spirit wine to the weed according to the agreement. The weed, which had absorbed a large amount of spirit qi, also became more and more resilient, and even showed faint signs of advancing into a spirit herb.
On a certain day, Qin Jue finished his breakfast and was about to go out to pour wine for the weed when he suddenly found a figure sitting cross-legged on the blue stone.