Edited by: VindiFan#1
“Hm, right, I didn’t really pay attention when I released him” Qin Xiao Lou only now noticed and put the Frost Mist Mystic Tortoise back.
They stood up, wiping the dust off themselves.
After walking another while, Qin Xiao Lou pointed at a great hall, saying: “We’re here”
Gu Qing Shan looked up to see the three large characters on the hall entrance: Spirit Beast Hall.
Walking in, the entire hall was filled with numerous Spirit Beast tags tied to red strings that hung from the top down.
Using his inner sight, Gu Qing Shan scanned the nearest few tags, seeing a name of a spirit beast on each of them.
And the entire hall was filled with these kinds of spirit beast tags.
Roughly counting, the amount of tags is easily a couple thousands, making for a magnificent sight.
“To do good is spirit, evil is demon” Qin Xiao Lou couldn’t help but exclaim: “Truthfully, demon beasts are also spirit beasts, and spirit beasts are also demon beasts. Being good or evil is within a single thought, not that different from human beings”
“Shifu raised so many spirit beasts?” Gu Qing Shan was surprised.
“Quite a few of them aren’t raised, rather they hang their tags here to show gratitude to Shifu for helping them” Qin Xiao Lou answered.
“What did Shifu do?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“Not much really, she helps whoever is in trouble”
“Trouble? What trouble would spirit beasts have?”
“Not enough food, being pursued by someone, demonic possession while cultivating, their 1000-year herb got stolen… things like that”
“The ones that hang their tags here all gave their words to Shifu that if there’s ever a problem, call them and they’ll answer” Qin Xiao Lou said.
“Seems like Shifu has helped quite a few spirit beasts indeed” Gu Qing Shan looked at the hall filled with tags, exclaiming.
“Right, junior brother, what kind of mount do you want?”
“I want a fast one” Gu Qing Shan thought, then replied.
If it’s for fighting, him alone is enough.
But when moving from battlefield to battlefield, even a difference of 1 minute might create an entirely different situation.
“You only want speed?” Qin Xiao Lou asked.
“Right” Gu Qing Shan answered.
Qin Xiao Lou then showed an expression that says ‘I get you’
“We’re brothers alright” he spoke in a low voice, “I hide and you run away, this way, seems like Shifu doesn’t need to care about our safety”
Gu Qing Shan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, so he decided to say nothing.
Qin Xiao Lou sighed a bit sorrowfully, then said: “This time we’re going out, there’s going to be a lot of danger, Shifu doesn’t limit us on what kind of mount we can use, so we’ll just get you the best possible spirit beast”
He thought a bit more: “Fast speed… then it would have to be the Blackmane Unicorn, Twilight Bluemoon Panther and Flamecloud Chasing Sky Crane”
Saying so, Qin Xiao Lou waved his hand and summoned three tags slowly flying towards him.
“Make sure to pay attention when you talk, spirit beasts all have their own temperament, not to mention these three are all Golden Core spirit beasts” Qin Xiao Lou advised him in a low voice.
“Yes” replied Gu Qing Shan.
Then Qin Xiao Lou released his spirit energy, tapping each spirit beast tag once.
Poof! Poof! Poof!
Three figures appeared in front of the two of them.
A majestic unicorn, a panther whose body slightly shimmers, and a completely white crane, with only a patch of red feather right at its neck.
The three spirit beasts stood there, exchanged looks, then looked at the two of them.
“What is it?” the unicorn spoke.
His voice was quick and fierce, almost like he was questioning them.
“Three seniors, we are about to go to the frontline and my junior brother here needs a mount, can any of the three of you help him?” right now, Qin Xiao Lou was speaking in an extremely polite manner.
“War?” the Blackmane Unicorn breathed from his nose in annoyance, “ there already dead bodies everywhere, and you humans still don’t feel that that’s enough?”
“Ahaha, seniors please don’t misunderstand, it’s the demons that are attacking us, we’re only looking to survive here” Qin Xiao Lou quickly assured them.
The shimmering panther spoke: “You don’t have much choice in war, but in such a place, we aren’t guaranteed to be able to protect ourselves, yet you want us to protect a Foundation Establishment brat as well?”
Qin Xiao Lou smiled: “Foundation Establishment is only temporary, humans cultivate very quickly, who knows, maybe my junior brother will very quickly increase his strength in the near future”
“Come, junior brother, give your greetings to the seniors there” he pulled Gu Qing Shan in front.
“My greetings to seniors” Gu Qing Shan said.
The three spirit beasts evaluated him.
“How old are you?” the Flamecloud Chasing Sky Crane asked, its voice was quite gentle.
“This humble one is 18, about to be 19 soon” Gu Qing Shan answered.
“Going to the frontline, will you be in the same place as Qin Xiao Lou?” the Flamecloud Chasing Sky Crane asked again.
“I won’t, I will be at the very front, fighting against enemies”
The Blackmane Unicorn and Twilight Bluemoon Panther listened and exchanged looks.
“Very brave, he’s also quite good, what do you think?” the Flamecloud Chasing Sky Crane asked its fellow spirit beasts.
“I’m putting my tag here just because I am willing to become the Fairy’s mount” Blackmane Unicorn turned around.
“He’s still too young, going to the frontline like this, he still doesn’t understand the cruelty of war” Twilight Bluemoon Panther said.
“That’s right, such a young child going to war, am I expected to be a nanny for him or something?” Blackmane Unicorn commented again.
Twilight Bluemoon Panther shook his head: “Troublesome, too troublesome!”
“Ahaha, seniors please ———“ Qin Xiao Lou smiled, about to say something.
But Gu Qing Shan suddenly pat his shoulder, gesturing him not to speak.
Gu Qing Shan looked at the two spirit beasts and said: “Perhaps you’re misunderstanding something”
The two of them stared at him.
“First of all, this war is fought by humans for the sake of this world’s existence, they’re fought by those who are willing to give up their life for the greater good, and not something for you to judge to be troublesome or annoying”
Gu Qing Shan continued: “If this world is destroyed, then you lot aren’t going to get off easy either”
“Brat…” Twilight Bluemoon Panther stared at him, growling in a low voice.
Qin Xiao Lou was trying his best to gesture for Gu Qing Shan to stop, but Gu Qing Shan ignored him and continued: “Second, I’m not here begging you to become my spirit beast mount, I’m only picking you because you hung your tags here”
“If you aren’t willing, then you are free to leave. Bai Hua sect doesn’t need your tags to be hung here, because you can’t even do what you promised to”
“Snot-nosed brat! How dare you!” Blackmane Unicorn neighed angrily.
“This place is Bai Hua Sect, and you would ask me if I dare?” Gu Qing Shan squints his eyes.
Instantly emitting killing intent, he grabbed the air as the Earth Sword came to his hand.
The Earth sword let out a ‘wu wu’ sound, also looking ready to fight.
A glow emitted from the entire sword.
“Would you care to say that again? Senior?” Gu Qing Shan looked at Blackmane Unicorn, softly saying so.
All three spirit beasts took a step backwards.
All the hairs on their bodies stood up, as veterans of countless years of battle, they’re extremely sensitive to whenever the situation changes.
A sword cultivator
Every single sword cultivator is a psychopath.
Looking at him right now, you can tell he’s dead serious.
He definitely dares to fight ——even if he can’t match them, he will still fight!
This thought showed up in all their minds at the same time.
Blackmane Unicorn stared at him, but didn’t move.
“Brat…” Twilight Bluemoon Panther muttered, but didn’t continue.
“Ok, let me be your mount” Flamecloud Chasing Sky Crane suddenly said.
Gu Qing Shan was a bit shocked
“Why?” he asked.
“I originally felt that you were very brave, not to mention, being accepted by the Saint at such a young age, your talents must also be exceptional” Flamecloud Chasing Sky Crane said, “I’ve been stuck at Golden Core realm for over a hundred years, if I become your mount, one day you become a great cultivator, you might even be able to help me breakthrough”
“This is a great chance for me, a win-win situation” Flamecloud Chasing Sky Crane answered.
“You aren’t afraid you’ll die with me at the frontline?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“Even a Foundation Establishment brat like you isn’t afraid, why should a Golden Core beast like myself be?” Flamecloud Chasing Sky Crane replied.
“Well said” a female voice was heard.
They all turned to look and finally noticed that Bai Hua Fairy was floating in the air, looking at them.