Strictly speaking, with Luo Xun’s cultivation, such a situation shouldn’t have happened. After all, he had cultivated to the Saint Stage normally, unlike Qin Jue, whose strength increased dramatically.
However, no matter what, Luo Xun was still a Saint Stage expert, and his combat style had always been unparalleled. Therefore, it was normal for him to use too much strength in a moment of desperation.
However, if such a thing were to happen in the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, the consequences would be unthinkable.
Therefore, Qin Jue had to think of a way to restrict Luo Xun.
Thinking like this, a ball of golden runes appeared on Qin Jue’s palm. He planned to wait for Luo Xun to return before injecting it into Luo Xun’s body.
The function of this rune was very simple: It could restrict the spirit energy Luo Xun used in the Xuanyi Mountain Sect and was free of any negative effects.
In other words, as long as Luo Xun was within the range of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, Luo Xun would be unable to use powers that surpassed the Supreme Stage without Qin Jue’s permission.
Of course, after Luo Xun gradually adapted, Qin Jue could consider removing this rune.
As for the incident in the Black Forest, although it caused a huge uproar in the Southern Land, fortunately, no ordinary cultivators were injured or killed. Everyone could only sigh at how terrifying this spirit energy was.
However, there were still people who guessed that this spirit energy came from the Saint Stage expert from the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
Regarding this, Qin Jue didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. After all, he hadn’t done anything.
The next day, Luo Xun returned from the Black Forest with many new disciples. After witnessing the scene of Luo Xun splitting open the sky with a single punch, those new disciples had long treated Luo Xun as an idol. They cheered for him constantly, wishing that he could take them in as disciples. Even Bai Ye did not expect this.
“Senior, why are you looking for me?” After finally escaping from those new disciples, Luo Xun arrived at the cliff and said carefully.
Before Luo Xun could finish his sentence, a ball of golden light shot into Luo Xun’s body and disappeared.
Luo Xun was shocked and confused.
He felt that most of the spirit energy in his body was “flowing” away as he gradually lost control.
“Don’t be afraid. It’s only temporarily restricting your spirit energy. Once you leave the range of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, it will automatically remove the seal on your spirit energy. Consider this your punishment.” Qin Jue said indifferently with an expressionless face.
Luo Xun was stunned and did not dare to refute.
It couldn’t be helped. After all, he had made a mistake by accidentally using too much strength.
Luo Xun wasn’t an idiot, so how could he not understand why Qin Jue restricted his strength? Therefore, he didn’t have any complaints.
However, he found it unbelievable that Qin Jue could actually restrain most of his spirit energy with a flick of his finger. He suddenly realized why Qin Jue was able to kill the First Elder so easily.
Luo Xun became increasingly convinced that Qin Jue was a Great Sage Stage expert.
In the days that followed, the Xuanyi Mountain Sect regained its calm.
Qin Jue drank and slept as usual every day, occasionally playing with Yun Xi or the husky, relaxed and content.
Luo Weiwei cultivated diligently under Luo Xun’s guidance and successfully stepped into the Earth Stage.
Bai Ye was also happily refining pills, but his furnace still exploded frequently.
Ever since Qin Jue handed over the cultivation resources he plundered to Bai Ye, Bai Ye had never had to worry about gathering medicinal herbs for pill refinement again. It could be said that he was having a great time.
In short, everyone had something to do. Nothing earth-shattering happened, and no enemies invaded.
Compared to running around before, Qin Jue preferred this kind of life. He could finally rest well.
Time flew, and the sun and moon alternated their positions. Unknowingly, the weather had already become somewhat cold. Withered yellow leaves gradually fell and covered the ground, looking exceptionally beautiful.
However, the cliff where Qin Jue lived still felt like spring all year round without any changes.
It had to be known that Qin Jue had planted a large number of spirit trees at the cliff, so how could it be affected by the weather?
Moreover, what was worth mentioning was that during this period of time, the husky had advanced from the middle-phase to the late-phase Heaven Stage, and Yun Xi had also successfully stepped into the middle-phase of the Earth Stage with boundless potential.
Together with Luo Weiwei, Mu Ziqi, and the others, Qin Jue could start seeing a promising future for the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
Perhaps in the end, Bai Ye would end up being the weakest one.
At the same time, Bai Ye seemed to have realized that his “status” was being threatened. One day, he suddenly announced that he was going to enter seclusion to cultivate.
In Qin Jue’s opinion, this was simply inconceivable.
This was because ever since he had joined the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, he had never seen Bai Ye enter seclusion. He had even rarely cultivated.
In fact, Qin Jue actually didn’t know Bai Ye very well. Although the two of them were sect brothers and had interacted for 10 years, Qin Jue knew nothing about Bai Ye’s past.
If he hadn’t encountered Ye Yao and Yan Xi at the banquet of the Six Great Clans last time, Qin Jue probably wouldn’t have known that Bai Ye was deliberately suppressing his cultivation and disguising as an old man.
But what was certain was that Bai Ye’s cultivation talent was not bad at all. Even though he rarely entered into seclusion to cultivate and had even forcefully suppressed his cultivation, he was still not inferior to those core disciples of the large sects. In fact, he even surpassed some of them. This obviously showed how formidable his natural talent was.
“Junior Brother, I’ll leave the Xuanyi Mountain Sect to you now.” Patting Qin Jue’s shoulder, Bai Ye said earnestly.
Qin Jue :”…”
Based on his tone, if one didn’t know better, they would think that Bai Ye was about to die.
“Cut it out. You know I’m not interested in such things.”
“Hahaha, what I mean is that if the Xuanyi Mountain Sect encounters any trouble during this period of time, I’ll leave it to you.”
Bai Ye smiled.
Qin Jue :”…”
Qin Jue somehow felt like Bai Ye was treating him like an errand boy.
Speaking of which, what trouble would the Xuanyi Mountain have? After all, there wasn’t anyone who dared to provoke them.
Even without Qin Jue making a move, Luo Xun alone would be enough to handle enemies.
“How long are you going to be in seclusion for?” Qin Jue asked.
“Two months to half a year.” Bai Ye pondered for a moment before replying.
He was preparing to break through to the middle-phase of the Supreme Stage this time around, so it would take at least a few months.
This was only possible because he had suppressed his cultivation for many years and possessed an enormous amount of cultivation resources. If it were anyone else, it would be basically impossible.
Qin Jue was surprised.
“What? Are you going to miss me?”
“No, I was just thinking that I could finally get some peace and quiet now and not have to listen to explosions everyday.”
Bai Ye :”…”
Although he was very displeased, he couldn’t exactly refute.
Two days later, Bai Ye officially entered seclusion. Because the First Elder was in Brilliance City, Mu Ziqi was temporarily placed in charge of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
Fortunately, Mu Ziqi had already begun to handle the affairs of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect before this. She was rather skilled with it and there was nothing for Bai Ye to worry about at all.
Most importantly, Mu Ziqi was a Legendary Stage expert. Even if she encountered some troublesome matters, she could rely on her strength to forcefully deal with them. With Luo Xun’s help, it basically made no difference whether Bai Ye was around or not.
A cool breeze blew past, and the sky was slightly gloomy. A thin layer of fog had appeared around Xuanyi Mountain Sect at some point in time, faintly discernible. From afar, it emitted an indescribable and hazy beauty.
Qin Jue rubbed his eyes and pushed open the door in a daze.
The originally lazy Qin Jue suddenly opened his eyes and was stunned in place, almost thinking that he was hallucinating.
“Senior, long time no see.”