Divine lights loomed in the pavilion and rich Spiritual Qi permeated the surroundings to create a tranquil yet lively scene.
Bai Lie downed another cup of wine and his face showed an incomparably prideful and excited expression.
Although Yin Mei met up with him multiple times over the past few days and he even introduced her to many of his friends, including Ye Ling, Yin Mei still made sure to keep a distance of three feet from him because of her reserved nature.
She didn’t even let him touch the hem of her dress.
On one hand, this saddened Bai Lie, and on the other hand, it brought him even more delight to know that Yin Mei was a reserved and shy beauty.
The feelings of humiliation he suffered back at the Myriad Dao Banquet had long dissipated into thin air because of this.
After all, Yin Mei was helpless and had no choice but to act submissive in front of Gu Changge.
One of these days, he would chop off Gu Changge’s hand that dared to touch Yin Mei’s lovely tail.
The fact that Yin Mei took the initiative to look for him added to Bai Lie’s joy; he felt that the relationship between the two had advanced another step and they had become more familiar with each other…maybe, he could get a step closer to her today.
The smile on Bai Lie’s face deepened as he thought about this.
After informing Yin Mei of his current location through the Communication Talisman, he smiled and said to the Young Heavenly Geniuses in his surroundings, “I asked Yin Mei to join me here, so I hope no one here has an issue with that!”
The Young Heavenly Geniuses shook their heads with a smile, and said, “What are you saying, Brother Bai Lie? How can we have any issue with that?”
“I heard about Yin Mei, the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family, a long time ago. They say that not only is she their Holy Maiden, she’s also breathtakingly beautiful. The fact that Brother Bai Lie has such a perfect fiancee arouses great envy in my heart.”
“I also heard about her! They said she went against Gu Changge without any fear at the Myriad Dao Banquet that was held a while back.”
“That’s right! That’s right! She stood up against Gu Changge for our Brother Bai Lie! Just how many in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace dare to do something like that?”
“Is there a need to say more about Sister Yin Mei’s indomitable character? How many women in the world can reach the same heights as her? How many people haven’t fallen after taking such actions?”
“I can’t help but admire Sister Yin Mei’s resolve and temperament! She’s a good match for you, Big Bro Bai Lie.”
A group of young talents — male and female alike — toasted Bai Lie, giving a boost to his ego and satisfaction as he sat there in a comfortable mood.
Although their mention of Gu Changge’s name upset him, his sour emotions vanished when he recalled that Yin Mei would soon come to meet up with him.
Ye Ling, on the other hand, sat in his seat without a word, but one could see an inexplicable self-confidence radiating from his person. Among the group of young talents present on the scene, he was the one who looked the most outstanding.
He had naturally heard about what went down back at the Myriad Dao Banquet.
That guy called Gu Changge was simply too overbearing! Not only did he humiliate Bai Lie in public, but if it wasn’t for Bai Lie’s fiancee, Yin Mei, standing up for him at a critical moment, then he reckoned that Bai Lie wouldn’t have gotten away with just a deep dose of humiliation.
Ye Ling had seen Yin Mei more than just a few times and her beauty moved his heart without fail every single time.
He loved to appreciate beautiful ladies, after all.
Alas! Yin Mei was his Big Bro Bai Lie’s fiancee, so he couldn’t have any vulgar thoughts about her.
After all, it wasn’t like he had no bottomline just because he loved jade beauties.
Of course, if Bai Lie wasn’t around…he would be more than happy to ‘take care’ of his gorgeous sister-in-law.
Right then, Ye Ling noticed the passing light of gloom in Bai Lie’s eyes when he heard Gu Changge’s name and couldn’t help but say with a laugh, “Big Bro Bai Lie, why do you care about that Gu Changge so much? Once you break through to the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm, won’t he be nothing more than a pebble on your path?”
Bai Lie laughed as he heard his words and said, “As expected, you are the one who best understands me, Li’l Bro Ling! There’s no way I will let Gu Changge strut in front of me once I break through to the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm. My White Tiger Family is a heritage no weaker than his Ancient Immortal Gu Family, so I am not afraid of him.”
This was Bai Lie’s belief in his invincibility.
The only reason he didn’t desire to pit himself against Gu Changge back at the Myriad Dao Banquet was that his Cultivation Base wasn’t on the same level as Gu Changge’s…but now, he could already feel the loosening of the bottleneck that kept him from reaching the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm, and he reckoned that it wouldn’t be long before he would be able to break through.
Once he reached the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm, he would inflict deep disgrace upon Gu Changge and make him regret his actions.
“Oh! By the way, Li’l Bro Ling, you seem to have some grudge against that Gu Changge as well, no? I heard that you threatened to challenge him.”
Bai Lie suddenly thought of this matter and frowned, and then asked Ye Ling about what he was up to, “Don’t think that I think you have no hope of winning against him, after all, I am the one who best knows your monstrous talent — you are someone who can defeat those in higher realms than your own, and even reached a tie against Ye Langtian, who’s said to be on par with Gu Changge.”
“Once your Cultivation Base catches up with Gu Changge’s, there’s no way Gu Changge will be able to stand a chance against you.”
The rumors had made it to every corner of Immeasurable Heaven already, and every young talent in the surrounding admired Ye Ling for his courage and deeds.
Ye Langtian, the Reincarnation of an Ancient Emperor, suffered a setback in Ye Ling’s hands and that fact shocked many in the Upper Realm.
Why else would he have the qualifications to sit beside Bai Lie like his brother?
“Big Bro Bai Lie, is there even a need to ask the reason? Since Gu Changge’s your enemy, then he’s also my enemy! Also, you must have heard about his fiancee, right?”
Bai Lie spoke with a carefree tone, as if Gu Changge was nothing in his eyes. In his opinion, the rumors that made Gu Changge look like a god were horse crap!
Even if they were true somehow, he still wasn’t afraid of Gu Changge and held complete confidence in himself and his means.
“Gu Changge’s fiancee? Yue Mingkong, the fourth princess of the Supreme Immortal Dynasty? She’s indeed a stunning and talented woman! Could it be that you are having some ideas about her and want to compete with Gu Changge for that reason, my virtuous Lil Bro?”
Bai Lie’s eyes lit up when he heard Ye Ling’s words and he immediately downed another cup of wine. How was it possible for powerful men to not talk about beautiful women when they gathered together?
Especially when the woman in question was the stunning Yue Mingkong!
The Supreme Immortal Dynasty might be in a territory far away from Immeasurable Heaven, but he heard rumors that she rushed all the way to the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace to meet her fiance, Gu Changge.
This matter aroused great feelings of envy in his heart!
The faces of the other men in the surroundings also brightened up at Yue Mingkong’s mention, and they perked up their ears to carefully listen to their conversation.
After all, who among them didn’t yearn for that so-called Goddess of Beauty and Battle?
They never expected Ye Ling to have enough guts to dare think about Yue Mingkong, so they couldn’t help but admire him even more.
Ye Ling, on the other hand, squinted his eyes and said, “I have no idea what the heck went down, but that Yue Mingkong tried to murder me a while back, but I was lucky enough to escape her clutches. There’s no way I will let her off so easily, and since she’s related to Gu Changge, then I might as get him to pay me some interest as well!”
Ye Ling recalled the incident that went down in the Blackstone Ancient City that day, and touched the black pendant hanging before his chest.
He merely wanted to strike a conversation with a beauty, yet the other party directly went for his life!
A cold glint flashed past Ye Ling’s eyes as he thought about this.
Bai Lie was stunned by Ye Ling’s remarks, but then he recalled his Li’l Bro’s temperament and felt that he was being too ridiculous. He estimated that Ye Ling must have tried to hit on Yue Mingkong, which irked Yue Mingkong into taking action against him.
The young geniuses in the surroundings couldn’t help but laugh out loud, and then they all changed topic to discuss the fact that the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace would soon open their Ancient Immortal Continent for all of them.
[Outside the ancient city at this time.]
An ordinary-looking carriage slowly approached the ancient city where Ye Ling and the others were meeting up at.
The old man in black who drove the carriage seemed to have nothing unusual about him, but one could see that he was completely carefree as he sat there without a worry.
Whenever some nearby cultivators saw the old man, they would retreat with a feeling of dread that made them guess that the ones inside the carriage didn’t come from a simple background.
Yue Mingkong and Gu Changge sat face to face inside the carriage.
Yue Mingkong’s phoenix eyes were partially closed as she thought about many things from her previous life.
Bai Lie, the Young Master of the White Tiger Family, was a good friend of Ye Ling; she knew well that Gu Changge wanted to deal with Bai Lie, but she couldn’t comprehend how Gu Changge planned to pin the blame on Ye Ling’s head after he was done, so she couldn’t help but feel curious about this matter.
After all, just discussing this matter with Ye Langtian and pointing him into a certain direction wasn’t enough to pin all the blame on him.
Once someone investigated this matter in depth, they would come to the conclusion that Ye Ling’s methods and that taboo inheritance had nothing to do with each other.
Just what other cards was Gu Changge hiding up his sleeve that she never got to witness in her previous life?
She raised her gaze to look at Gu Changge and realized that he was sitting on his spot without any movement.
His usual indifference and arrogant expression that made him seem like a god that looked down on everyone and everything was nowhere to be seen. He simply sat there with a serene expression illuminated by the warm moonlight that gave his handsome face a touch of detachment from the world.
What if this was his true face?
This thought made Yue Mingkong shake her head in disbelief and she immediately suppressed her unrealistic delusions.
The two had their own concerns to deal with, so the atmosphere between the two stayed peaceful and silent.
The mellow aroma of the wine mixed with the fragrance of the lingering sandalwood comforted Gu Changge’s spirits as he slightly opened his eyes and said to the old man in black driving the carriage, “Old Ming, find a mansion for our rest! We are going to watch a good show tonight.”
“Understood, Young Master!”
Old Ming replied.
Heavenly Dao Ancient City wasn’t far from here.
Because the Heavenly Dao Ancient City was boiling in excitement recently due to a gathering of countless outside forces, many cultivators had rushed to the nearby ancient cities for rest, so their appearance wasn’t all that unexpected in anyone’s eyes.
After Gu Changge left for the Heavenly Dao Ancient City, he didn’t return to the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, nor did he directly rush to attack Ye Ling, instead, he kept a low profile and arrived at this ancient city.
Not only was he here to watch a good show, but he could also prevent something from going wrong.
If he wanted to pin the Forbidden Demonic Inheritance on someone’s head then he had to personally take action and use certain tricks.
Right now, he was looking through his Attribute Panel in the System which he hadn’t checked in a long while.
— — — — — —
Host: Gu Changge
Halo: Destined Heavenly Villain
Weapon(s): Eight Desolate Demon Halberd
True Disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace
Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family
Cultivation Base: Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm (Public)
Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex [8th Layer (60%)]
Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
Void Ability (Talent)
Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art
Infinite Immortal Wisdom
Destiny Points: 12000
Fortune Value: 2500 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
X3 | Fortune Plundering Card
X1 | Domain Traversing Talisman
X1 | Formation Breaking Talisman
X1 | Divine-grade Aura Concealment Talisman
— — — — — —
Before Gu Changge knew it, his Fortune Value had risen to twenty-five hundred Points, and the rate at which it rose wasn’t slow.
In addition to all the Fortune Value he received from Su Qingge and Lin Qiuhan on a daily basis, there were now some that came from Gu Xian’er as well.
Of course, he had received a good haul after accepting the System’s mission to subdue the two Favored Daughters of Heaven — Yue Mingkong and Gu Xian’er.
Right now, the mission that Gu Changge focused on was the one that needed him to deal with Bai Lie. After all, the reward for completing that mission would net him a thousand Fortune Value and five thousand Destiny Points, and that wasn’t a low amount.
Bai Lie had lived long enough already, and it was about time he (Gu Changge) squeezed all the value out of him (Bai Lie).
What’s more? Bai Lie had an important role in his plan to pin the blame on Ye Ling.
‘Quite some time has passed since my last breakthrough, so I should increase my Cultivation Base now.’
Gu Changge swept a glance at his stats once more and thought to himself.
After he got used to the [Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art’s] efficiency and ease, he found that although spending points to increase his cultivation sounded cool, it wasn’t at the same level as the [Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art].
Of course, the System’s features and functions had their uses.
After all, he couldn’t reveal his true Cultivation Base in front of the world yet, so he could just add points and increase his public-facing Cultivation Base and maintain his ‘image’ of the strongest Young Supreme.
‘System, jack me up!’
Gu Changge commanded in his mind.
Immediately, a familiar cool breath washed through his limbs and his aura started to surge as his very cells started to transform with the System’s help.
At the same time, the progress of his [Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex’s] comprehension shot up to ninety percent on the Eight Layer.
He immediately broke through to the Late Stage of the Conferred King Realm!
‘How did this guy make a breakthrough with such ease…’
Gu Changge’s sudden breakthrough surprised Yue Mingkong; she had always wondered about how Gu Changge so flawlessly hid his true Cultivation Base and controlled his apparent Realm?
If she wasn’t a regressor, then she would have never known that Gu Changge’s greatest trump card was something that he always kept hidden from the living.
She was startled, and couldn’t help but feel that Gu Changge’s means were incredible indeed.
Could it be that he could easily break through to the False God Realm, the True God Realm, or even higher at any time he pleased?
Yue Mingkong fell silent as she thought about this.
Even though she was a regressor and kept on stealing opportunities left and right, her true Cultivation Base could only reach the same heights as what Gu Changge showed on the outside.
Of course, the Early Stage of the Conferred King Realm was merely a Cultivation Base she showed to the world outside was a mere facade.
After her previous life’s experience, she understood the importance of hiding her trump cards and true Cultivation Base until it was absolutely necessary to reveal them.
It was because of this that even Gu Changge didn’t realize that Yue Mingkong’s true Cultivation Base had already reached the Late Stage of the Conferred King Realm.
With just her Cultivation Base alone, she could stand at the pinnacle of the younger generation and look down on the other Young Supremes.
Of course, her true Cultivation Base didn’t matter to Gu Changge as she couldn’t threaten him no matter how mighty she might be.