Compared to the three sect masters, the aura inside the Xuanyi Mountain Sect was much more feminine. However, it was still tough and could not be underestimated.
As this aura rose, some cultivators who were still suspicious had their doubts erased.
Not only did the Xuanyi Mountain Sect have a Legendary Stage expert, but from the looks of it, this expert was not weaker than any of the three sect masters.
Everyone was shocked. They knew that with such an expert holding down the fort, no one could stop the rise of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
The three sect masters were equally shocked.
It had to be known that they had already stepped into the Legendary Stage for more than a hundred years and had reached the middle- or even late-phase. However, this person had just broken through and already had such a powerful aura. It was simply inconceivable.
Unless the other party was a super genius.
Only some top geniuses could far surpass their peers when they just broke through.
The three sect masters were also like this before they stepped into the Legendary Stage.
The reason was very simple. The Legendary Stage was already their limit. Whether they could break through again now depended on luck.
And this Legendary Stage expert from the Xuanyi Mountain Sect clearly had greater potential. It was not impossible for her to even reach the Saint Stage in the future!
No wonder there were large factions supporting the Xuanyi Mountain Sect in secret. A Saint Stage expert was an important presence even in the Central Continent.
It was an existence that one could not afford to provoke!
Thinking like this, the three sect masters immediately restrained their auras in unison to prevent the other party from misinterpreting their intentions.
“Sect Masters, you have traveled thousands of kilometers to come here. Please forgive me for not coming out to welcome you.” At this moment, Bai Ye stepped forward and said expressionlessly.
Even though he said all that, Bai Ye actually did not feel like welcoming these people. In his opinion, none of them had good intentions coming here.
“Are you Bai Ye, the sect master of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect?”
The Sword Sect Master’s gaze was like a bolt of lightning as he sized up Bai Ye.
In terms of offensive strength, the Sword Sect should be the strongest among the current Three Major Sects.
This was especially true since the sect master of the Sword Sect, Song He, was peerless in the Southern Land when it came to swordsmanship. His entire body emitted a powerful sword intent that pierced the eyes of others and caused them to feel pain.
“Hahaha, good. As expected of a man of fame and honor!”
Song He’s expression changed as he laughed.
Bai Ye: “???”
When did Bai Ye become famous?
Bai Ye was fine with being praised but he didn’t like it when they were lies.
Also, Bai Ye was not familiar with this man at all.
Bai Ye was dumbfounded, not understanding why Song He was acting this way, as compared to before.
“Sect Master Bai.”
Ye Qing and Xu Xiao looked at each other respectfully.
The two of them weren’t like Song He who liked to look at others with judgmental eyes.
“Uh… this way, please.”
Bai Ye suddenly regained his senses and turned sideways.
Under Bai Ye’s lead, Ye Qing and the others quickly entered the courtyard below. However, Mu Ziqi had yet to appear, so the cultivators present were not sure if the other party was really a female cultivator as the rumors said.
And none of them dared to use their spirit sense to find out. They didn’t want to court death.
In fact, Bai Ye had no intention of getting Mu Ziqi to make an appearance.
What a joke. Mu Ziqi was so beautiful. What if she was targeted by someone with ill intentions?
“Sect Master Bai, congratulations on advancing to the Legendary Stage. This is a congratulatory gift from our Archaic Mysteries Sect.”
Ye Qing took out a storage ring and handed it to Bai Ye with a faint smile.
Seeing this, Bai Ye accepted it without hesitation.
Ye Qing was indeed worthy of being the sect master of the Archaic Mysteries Sect. The gifts he casually gave out were all extremely generous. It was obvious how rich he was. No wonder the Archaic Mysteries Sect could stand at the peak of the Southern Land.
However, ever since Qin Jue handed the cultivation resources he plundered to Bai Ye, Bai Ye had never worried about cultivation resources again, so these cultivation resources were nothing in his eyes.
Then, Xu Xiao and Song He also gave out congratulatory gifts one after another and said hesitantly, “Sect Master Bai, may I know which expert of your sect has advanced to the Legendary Stage? Can you…”
Before he could finish his sentence, Bai Ye interrupted him with a wave of his hand. “Sorry, because my wife has just broken through not long ago and her realm hasn’t stabilized yet, it’s not convenient for her to come out.”
Xu Xiao :”…”
Song He :”…”
Was there a mistake? The energy contained in that aura just now did not look unstable at all.
However, the two of them also captured an important piece of information from these words. The person who had broken through was the wife of Sect Master Bai!
However, Bai Ye should only be at the early-phase of the Supreme Stage, right?
How did he manage to marry a Legendary Stage expert?
The two of them couldn’t help but sigh. Indeed, Bai Ye was worthy of being the role model of their generation. With such a wife, one could save himself hundreds of years of hard work!
Because Mu Ziqi did not appear, everyone gradually lost their interest. After giving the gifts, they chatted with the other cultivators for a moment and prepared to leave.
Bai Ye had not expected for it to end so easily. Not only did no one cause trouble, but even the three sect masters behaved according to expectations.
It seemed like he had worried too much.
Bai Ye sighed.
On the other side, Qin Jue welcomed a “friend” he hadn’t seen for a long time.
It was a stretch for Qin Jue to refer to him as a friend, but he was also the first person outside the sect to have found out about Qin Jue’s strength. It was Shen Zhiwen.
Shen Zhiwen stood uneasily in the distance, holding two pots of hundred-year-old spirit wine. He was neither crying nor laughing, making him look very comical.
Qin Jue leaned against the blue stone and waved his hand.
Shen Zhiwen’s eyes immediately lit up as he jogged over and said, “Senior, this is a gift I prepared for you.”
If it were in the past, Qin Jue would be very happy, but now, the hundred-year-old spirit wine was nothing in his eyes.
“You came with your master?”
Shen Zhiwen figured he should explain himself, so he hurriedly put down the spirit wine and explained, “Because Master wanted to come to the Xuanyi Mountain Sect to give his congratulations, I also followed along to visit Senior.”
Not long after returning from the Wuji Mystic Realm, Shen Zhiwen had officially stepped into the Supreme Stage and became the leader of the younger generation of the Southern Land. It was only when Su Yan had also stepped into the Supreme Stage that he finally had someone to compete with.
But at this moment, standing in front of Qin Jue, Shen Zhiwen had an indescribable feeling. It seemed that the stronger he became, the smaller he would be when facing Qin Jue. In front of Qin Jue, he was like a grain of sand in the starry sky, insignificant.
“Right, the first person to acknowledge the Xuanyi Mountain Sect as one of the Four Major Sects should be the Profound Yellow Sect, right?” As if recalling something, Qin Jue said.
“Yes, I was the one who persuaded Master to admit it.”
After a pause, Shen Zhiwen was afraid that Qin Jue would misunderstand, so he added, “But Senior, don’t worry. I absolutely didn’t tell anyone about you.”
“Hehe, do you think that your master is an idiot?” Qin Jue sneered.
Shen Zhiwen was stunned, not understanding what Qin Jue meant.
“Of course not…”
“Since he’s not an idiot, wouldn’t he be suspicious if you spoke up for the Xuanyi Mountain Sect for no reason?”
Hearing this, Shen Zhiwen was stunned. Yes, why didn’t he think of this?
Qin Jue was speechless. If it weren’t for the fact that Long Zhen had already sent experts to warn the various forces in the Southern Land, Qin Jue would have definitely erased Shen Zhiwen’s intelligence, turning him into an idiot. Unfortunately, the Xuanyi Mountain Sect had already become a powerful existence that people no longer dared to provoke.