Gu Changge squinted his eyes, but his expression soon returned to normal.
The person in front of him was the Sect Leader of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect, Zi Yan. She was the one at the helm of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect, and although she was a woman, she was extremely well-known in the Upper Realm for her great strength and accomplishments in the Dao of Alchemy.
Though she didn’t appear all that old, her youthful appearance was a mere facade. She could easily be Gu Changge’s ancestor if her true age was to be mentioned.
When Gu Changge arrived here, he had considered having Lin Qiuhan take her as her Master, so now that she delivered herself to their door, she helped save him a lot of effort.
“Young Master Changge truly has a magnanimous heart. You have solved our Sect’s urgent worry by bringing such a good seedling to our Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect.”
Sect Leader Zi said with a smile after she arrived inside the palace. Her voice was extremely soothing, while the depths of her cultivation couldn’t be fathomed. At the same time, her gaze landed on Gu Changge, and it was as if she wanted to see through him.
She had long heard of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family’s supreme genius through various rumors that claimed that he was an extremely indifferent and ruthless man who only cared about cultivation.
The incident that happened in the Ancient Immortal Gu Family more than a decade ago wasn’t completely hidden from the other supreme heritages. Although they quickly concealed the details, she still heard some rumors about the incident.
They said that the entire matter was orchestrated by the young man who stood before her!
“You jest, Senior Zi Yan. This junior is merely presenting the Buddha with borrowed flowers. The Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect is the best place for Qiuhan, after all.”
[1: winning someone’s favor by using someone else’s property/winning favor through plagiarism/winning favor by offering something that doesn’t belong to you.]
Gu Changge said with a smile that seemed to not have any shred of deceit.
Sect Leader Zi Yan responded to his words with a perfunctory smile. She didn’t know whether the rumors were true or not, but she was sure that the young man in front of her was an extraordinary man of deep schemes.
What’s more? His cultivation was also quite high, and there wouldn’t be many in the Upper Realm’s younger generation who could compare to him.
He was a scheming, handsome man who knew how to be graceful and gentle — he was no simple character!
“This is the Supreme Amethyst Order of our Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect. With this, you can have any Alchemist of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect at your beck and call, Young Master Changge.”
“You can even call forth an Elder or Peak Master of my Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect using this Supreme Amethyst Order, but it can only be used once in that case.”
“Our Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect will not forget Young Master Changge’s grace of bringing this child to our door.”
Right then, something appeared in the hands of Sect Leader Zi Yan, while she spoke. It was a token engraved with Alchemy runes, and one couldn’t guess what kind of Immortal ore was used in its casting. It had an extremely simple appearance, and the words Supreme Amethyst were written on it in bold.
The Elders of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect couldn’t help but show a change in their expressions. They never thought their Sect Leader would directly bestow a Supreme Amethyst Order upon Gu Changge.
As for what it meant to have a Supreme Amethyst Order? It went without saying! To various heritages in the Upper Realm, seeing the Supreme Amethyst Order was the same as seeing the Sect Leader of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect!
Even if Gu Changge, the Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family, sent them a seedling as good as Lin Qiuhan, he still didn’t deserve such a thing no matter how grateful they might be towards him!
“Oh, this junior will graciously accept your generosity!”
Gu Changge would obviously not let go of such a good deal. He knew well what the Supreme Amethyst Order represented. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that the Supreme Amethyst Order held immense authority, and could let him command innumerable Alchemists in the Upper Realm.
Even he was surprised to see Sect Leader Zi Yan giving him such a good thing.
Adhering to the principles of not giving benefits without gaining any returns, Gu Changge naturally accepted her gesture. In the future, he wouldn’t even need to prepare medicinal herbs and other materials if he needed the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect’s alchemists to make some pills for him; he could just take out the Supreme Amethyst Order and enjoy free stuff.
He could even get a bunch of [Immortal Spirit-Gathering Pills], [Spirit Transformation Pills], etc…
Naturally, Gu Changge understood the meaning behind Sect Leader Zi Yan giving him the Supreme Amethyst Order — she wanted him to sell Lin Qiuhan to them in exchange for it. He couldn’t help but feel interested as he realized this.
Unfortunately for them, he didn’t need to worry about taking any losses. Since he dared to send Lin Qiuhan over to them, then he was naturally not worried about her betraying him.
“Qiuhan, this person is the Sect Leader of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect. From now on, she will be your Master, so you must work hard and learn the art of Alchemy from her!”
After that, Gu Changge smiled and caressed Lin Qiuhan’s head without mentioning anything about handing her over to the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect. Either way, the Supreme Amethyst Order was already in his hands, so he wasn’t worried about them taking it back.
He couldn’t be bothered to think too much about these matters.
Still, Gu Changge did want to give a good person card to Sect Leader Zi Yan. He was already taking advantage of them, yet she was giving him even more benefits!
“Understood! You can rest assured, Young Master, I will not fail your expectations!”
Lin Qiuhan obediently responded. At the same time, she felt her face burn in response to such intimate contact from Gu Changge.
[2: by having them raise Lin Qiuhan for him by investing infinite resources. They are pretty much gonna give him their Sect like this.]
Sect Leader Zi Yan’s expression turned stiff when she saw that Gu Changge was pretending to not understand her hidden meaning. His actions were completely out of her expectations, but her expression soon returned to its former calm.
Still, she wondered why she felt as if she just smashed a dog with a bunch of meat buns?
She couldn’t help but regret and wonder why she thought that Gu Changge would be a kind, reasonable person?
Sure enough, his amiable face was nothing more than a facade, and even she was tricked into thinking that he might not be an evil man.
Well, Sect Leader Zi Yan believed that after Lin Qiuhan stayed in their Sect for a while, and underwent her teachings, she would surely develop deep feelings for the Sect in no time. At that time, Gu Changge’s plan to use their Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect to help him raise an Alchemy Grandmaster would naturally fall apart.
“Your name is Qiuhan, right? From now on, you will call me Master.”
Sect Leader Zi Yan gently said to Lin Qiuhan. She already liked this innocent and naive child, and even planned to raise her as the future Sect Leader of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect.
[3: at this moment, the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect sould its soul to Big Daddy Gu Changge.]
With her horrifying talent for Alchemy, it won’t be impossible for Lin Qiuhan to surpass her in the future.
“Qiuhan pays respects to Master!”
Lin Qiuhan was also an obedient girl, and immediately greeted her Master with the expected courtesy. She also had a good impression of this Master who gave stuff to her Young Master as soon as they met.
In just one trip, not only did Gu Changge send Lin Qiuhan to the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect, but Lin Qiuhan also became the disciple of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect’s Sect Leader. Not only did the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect owe him a favor, but he also received their Supreme Amethyst Order without doing anything.
Even his Fortune Value shot up by 500 Points!
Gu Changge felt that his trip to the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect wasn’t in vain.
Soon, Gu Changge’s figure appeared outside the gate of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect, with the Elders of the Sect behind him to send him off.
A’Da, Old Ming, and the other retainers greeted him as soon as he appeared.
“Elders, thank you all for seeing me off. I will leave Qiuhan in your care, and I hope that I can rest assured about her.”
Gu Changge turned towards the Elders behind him, and said with a faint smile on his face.
“What are you saying, Young Master Changge? Our Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect is the one that needs to thank you, and we will never forget this favor!”
The Elders cupped their hands and responded to him with a smile. In their hearts, however, they couldn’t help but roll their eyes in annoyance.
Although the Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family had a gentle and amiable appearance, his heart sure was dark and crafty. He downed a Supreme Amethyst Order without a single change in his expression, as if it was nothing big. They still remembered the shocked expression of their Sect Leader, and how she wanted to take it back but couldn’t.
“Qiuhan, how did you meet with Young Master Gu?”
Once Gu Changge left, Sect Leader Zi Yan couldn’t help but ask out of curiosity while teaching Lin Qiuhan the rules of the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect.
Where did Gu Changge even find such a naive Lin Qiuhan?
It seemed that Gu Changge had completely kept Lin Qiuhan in the dark, and she had no idea that she was helping Gu Changge count the money he earned from selling her.
Sect Leader Zi Yan couldn’t help but worry about her disciple. Her disciple didn’t appear to be that silly, but…Alas!
“Master, you want to know how I met the Young Master? When I first met the Young Master, we were in the Ancient Lin Family of the Middle State…it’s my Family, by the way…”
As Lin Qiuhan spoke about their first meeting, she recalled the scene that was still clear in her mind. Back then, Gu Changge was like a young god sitting at the head’s seat, and overlooking everything with a casual expression.
At that time, she was standing with the crowd outside the hall, and secretly stealing glances at him.
Sect Leader Zi Yan was left speechless as she heard her explain their meeting. She had lived for thousands of years, so she could easily see through such pretenses at a glance.
Indeed, that Gu Changge was no kind soul. Just a few random tricks from him were enough to make Lin Qiuhan fall for him.
It seemed that she would need to remind Lin Qiuhan to stay away from that Gu Changge in the future, and she would also need to help her see his true face.
Gu Changge and his group directly returned to the Ancient Immortal Gu Family from the Supreme Amethyst Pill Sect in the Heavenly East.
Three days passed in the blink of an eye. Gu Changge sat in a lotus position in his calm and quiet palace. With snow-white clothes untouched by the dust, and neatly tied hair that resembled threads of crystals reflecting light, he looked like a transcendent being.
His face showed an incomparable calm, his eyes appeared as vast as the universe, and countless black runes flashed past his pupils. In the palm of his hand, he held a [Great Dao Treasured Bottle] filled with pitch-black divine light that floated up and down.
“It took me so many days just to refine such a small Devil Bottle…”
Gu Changge muttered to himself, and then quickly stored the devilish [Great Dao Treasured Bottle]. A ray of jet black light flashed past his eyes, and the Devil Bottle disappeared between his brows.
Gu Changge called out to the System in his heart.
— — — — — —
Host: Gu Changge
Halo: Destined Heavenly Villain
Weapon(s): Eight Desolate Demon Halberd
Identity: True Disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace | Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family
Innate Bloodline(s): Devil Heart | Dao Bone
Cultivation: Conferred King (Initial Stage)
Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex [8th Layer (30%)]
Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
Void Ability (Talent)
Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art
Infinite Immortal Wisdom
Destiny Points: 1000
Fortune Value: 1500 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
One-Third Fragment of a World Seed x3 (Merge)
Fortune Plundering Card x3
— — — — — —
Gu Changge couldn’t help but groan after taking a look at his lacking Destiny Points. At the same time, he went to look through the System’s Shop.
‘If I exchange my Fortune Value, I will have sexteen thousand Destiny Points, and those should be enough for me to get a lot of good stuff.’
Although the Dao Bone was great, it didn’t belong to him. What’s more? His Devil Heart completely restrained the abilities of the Dao Bone, and that made it kind of useless to him.
[4: I presume the Dao Bone is spending almost all of its ability in just shrouding and suppressing his Devil Heart, so it’s mostly restrained and can’t show its true might.]
Of course, he would only take a look at the System’s catalogue right now, so as to make preparations for the future. The only reason he hadn’t already returned to the Heavenly Dao Immortal Palace was because he was waiting for Yan Ji’s return, so he could learn about Gu Xian’er’s whereabouts, and make necessary preparations to deal with her.
Soon, Gu Changge noticed a few good things, and couldn’t help but narrow his eyes.
‘I will have more methods with these in my hand.’
The corner of his lips curled up to show a mysterious smile. No matter how strong Gu Xian’er’s backing, it wouldn’t matter as long as he had everything under control. But right at this moment, the voice of a servant sounded from outside his palace, and the servant’s words brought him some surprise.
“Young Master, the Patriarch has commanded you to appear in the Main Hall. The Emperor of the Supreme Immortal Dynasty and their Forth Princess have come to see you. They are waiting for you in the Main Hall right now!”
Gu Changge was taken aback for a moment, but then chuckled.
‘My dear fiancée, you are here already?’