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Because of the remote terrain and the low concentration of spirit qi, people rarely came here. Apart from Bai Ye, this was the first time Qin Jue had seen anyone else here.
Said person seemed slightly thin and weak, with long hair draped over their shoulders. Qin Jue also noticed that the person was sitting cross-legged on the blue stone to cultivate.
Qin Jue narrowed his eyes and discovered that the other party was not absorbing spirit qi, but the sunlight that had just risen from the horizon instead.
Wasn’t this the cultivation method of the Stargate Sect? It was just that they absorbed the power of the stars, while this person was absorbing pure Yang energy.
Thinking like this, Qin Jue frowned and lightly landed beside the blue stone. Only now did he realize that the other party was a female, and a young one at that.
The young lady could not be said to be devastatingly gorgeous, but her facial features were exquisite and pretty. She was very attractive and was definitely a beauty.
As if sensing Qin Jue’s gaze, the girl suddenly opened her eyes and coldly demanded, “Who is it?!”
Qin Jue was slightly surprised, but he quickly calmed down and asked instead of answering, “Who are you?”
“Who I am is none of your business!” The girl stood up and stared at him as if she would immediately attack if he moved.
“Then why does it matter for you to know who I am?” Qin Jue laughed.
The girl was speechless.
For some reason, she suddenly had the urge to rush up and beat this guy up. Fortunately, she managed to endure it.
“I’ll remember you.”
With a cold snort, the girl threw down these vicious words, then jumped off the blue stone, and quickly disappeared from sight.
Qin Jue was speechless. He hadn’t done anything, so why would she bother to remember him?
“Speaking of which, could she be a spy from Stargate Sect?”
Qin Jue looked thoughtful.
Since the Xuanyi Mountain Sect and the Stargate Sect had never been on good terms, they would often fight over cultivation resources, so both sides basically had spies sent by their respective sects. If the girl was really a Stargate spy, Qin Jue would have to notify his senior brother.
However, the young girl seemed to only be of the yellow grade. Even if she was a spy, he believed that she wouldn’t be able to cause any big waves. Moreover, Qin Jue couldn’t be sure. After all, he had never heard of any cultivation technique that absorbed pure Yang energy in the Stargate Sect.
The cultivators of this world were divided into nine realms: the Yellow, Profound, Earth, Heaven, Supreme, Legendary, Saint, Grand Saint, and Great Sage stages.
Yellow Stage was the lowest, and Great Sage Stage was the highest.
Among small remote factions like the Xuanyi Mountain Sect and the Stargate Sect, it was already considered very powerful to have a Heaven Stage-realm cultivator. For example, Qin Jue’s senior brother was a peak Heaven Stage cultivator. Even so, disregarding Qin Jue, Bai Ye was already the strongest person within a thousand kilometers.
As for Supreme Stage-realm experts or even Legendary Stage-realm experts, their every move could cause the sky to collapse and the earth to crack. They were comparable to the immortals in the legends Qin Jue had read about in his previous life. Only top factions like the four major sects could have such experts.
The people further up the cultivation ladder were basically gathered at the Sacred Lands of the Central Continent and were extremely mysterious.
With the girl’s yellow-stage strength, it was completely impossible for her to cause any damage to the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
Shaking off these boring thoughts, Qin Jue took out a wine pot and poured a few drops onto the weeds.
“It should be about time,” Qin Jue muttered to himself.
As expected, the weed trembled slightly and instantly lit up with a milky-white light. Immediately after, the weed seemed to be plated with a layer of jade and looked incomparably tender and green. What was even more amazing was that a few golden lines actually appeared on the weed, looking extremely obscure. This was the sign that it was on its way to becoming a spirit herb!
In just a few days, the weed had evolved and advanced to the level of spirit grass. Although it was only the most ordinary spirit grass, it was already incredible.
“Looks like you can absorb more spirit wine in the future.”
As he spoke, Qin Jue poured a few drops of wine on the “weed” and quietly observed.
After it was upgraded to a spirit herb, the cultivation speed of this “weed” had obviously increased. It did not take long for the few drops of spirit wine to be completely absorbed and refined. The golden patterns also became brighter.
However, Qin Jue didn’t continue pouring the wine. Just as he had said before, cultivation wasn’t something that could be accomplished overnight. Haste made waste. Once the “weed” became dependent on the spirit wine, it would very likely be unable to cultivate in its absence. This was something Qin Jue didn’t want to see happen.
Stretching lazily, Qin Jue lay down on his back and continued his relaxed daily routine.
But what made him depressed was that the next day, he actually saw that girl again, still sitting cross-legged on the blue stone, absorbing pure Yang energy with a serious attitude.
“Don’t tell me she’s treating my place as a cultivation spot.”
Qin Jue speechlessly rolled his eyes. But then he thought about it. If the girl relied on absorbing pure Yang energy to cultivate, then this place was indeed the best place to cultivate. Not only was there no one to disturb her, but every morning was also when the pure Yang energy was the densest, so it was normal for the girl to cultivate here.
Sighing, Qin Jue slowly walked to the edge of the blue stone. This time, he made sure to conceal his presence. Even a Heaven Stage cultivator wouldn’t be able to detect it, let alone a young girl.
In Qin Jue’s eyes, the sun on the horizon was like a huge energy reservoir that was endless, and the girl was like a vessel that was constantly pulling pure Yang energy into her body and refining it into spirit energy.
After repeating this several hundred times, the girl’s aura gradually rose to middle-phase Yellow Stage.
Although a middle-phase Yellow Stage cultivator wasn’t considered to be strong in the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, however, for her age, she could already be considered a genius for being able to reach it so soon. If nothing went wrong, her future achievements would be at least the Heaven Stage.
“She’s a good seed that can be nurtured. Should I tell Senior Brother?”
Qin Jue fell into deep thought.
If only the Xuanyi Mountain Sect specialized in nurturing young girls. With their help and her cultivation talent, she should be able to improve further and even surpass the Heaven Stage and step into the Supreme Stage Realm.
It was just that the young girl did not cultivate their sect’s Clear Void Scripture, so Qin Jue wasn’t sure if Bai Ye would still accept her.
Just as Qin Jue was seriously pondering this question, the girl had already ended her cultivation and opened her eyes.
Qin Jue subconsciously raised his head, and their eyes met. For a moment, the air froze, and the two were stunned.
In the next moment, the girl bounced off the blue stone and shouted angrily, “It’s you again!”
Qin Jue blinked innocently.
Who else could it be other than me?
“What do you want?” the girl said coldly.
“Uh… Shouldn’t I be the one to ask you that?”
Qin Jue pretended to be at a loss. “I’ve always lived here.”
“You live here?”
The girl was stunned.
“Yes.” Qin Jue pointed to a courtyard not far away. “I live there.”
“Impossible!” the girl denied. “I’ve been here many times. No one lives there!”
“You’re talking about the recent past, right? I had something to do and left for a period of time. I’m back now,” Qin Jue said matter-of-factly.
It was obvious that the young girl had entered Xuanyi Mountain while Qin Jue was participating in the Demon-Slaying Gathering. Otherwise, it was impossible for her not to know that he lived here.
Hearing this, the girl was immediately speechless. She looked at the courtyard and then looked at Qin Jue. Finally, she coldly snorted and turned to leave.
“Wait.” Qin Jue suddenly called out to the girl.
“What do you want?” the girl stopped and said warily.
“You’re not cultivating the Clear Void Scripture, right?”