Edited by: VindiFan#1 & Arya
This time, Li Chu Chen was very eager to help, immediately calling out a few spirit beasts to carry the wounded girls on their backs.
The group quickly moved out towards the military camp marked on the map.
A few hours of running later.
The female cultivators’ wounds were still not fully healed, so even just sitting on the spirit beast’s backs, the journey made all of them exhausted, a few of their wounds even re-opened.
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but have the group stop.
It was already approaching night time.
Looking around, Gu Qing Shan chose a windless area and set up camp with a formation plate.
Without a real formation user here, they could only employ single-use formation plates to set up a defensive array.
He ordered everyone: “Let’s rest here for the day. Journeying while exhausted in the middle of the night is ill-advised. We will get casualties if there are any sneak attacks. We’ll continue tomorrow at dawn”
“Li Chu Chen, you have your spirit beasts look out for us. Bai Hai Dong, set up a few traps around. Zhang Fang, you still have strength so go look out for him, be careful”
“And you girls just sit down and recover”
Hearing his orders loud and clear, they all followed suit.
After the male cultivators left, Gu Qing Shan turned around and asked Liu Qing Yan.
“Can you remember a bit more specifically? Just how did the formations at the camp failed?”
Liu Qing Yan recalled deeply for a bit, then said: “Now that I think about it, the first formations to have problems were the two most important defensive formations”
“Because the rest of the formations were still working fine, everyone didn’t pay too much attention to it”
Gu Qing Shan asked: “Did the camp have any formation users?”
“There was, but he drank himself to sleep and didn’t wake up no matter how much we called him”
“Where is that formation user now?”
“After the camp was broken through, he was beheaded by the camp’s General”
“Was he awake when he was killed?”
“Did he say anything?”
“He was yelling that he was innocent, but at the time, everyone was cursing him for the lost battle, and the General killing him followed military law, so no one tried to save him”
Gu Qing Shan’s eyes slightly glowed.
“Alright, go ahead and rest”
“Hm, thanks for saving us”
“It’s my duty, no need to think too much of it”
As they finished talking, Li Chu Chen returned.
“What were you talking about?” He asked nonchalantly.
Liu Qing Yan was about to answer, but then heard Gu Qing Shan sending his voice to her: “We were talking about how my shoulder pad was broken”
Liu Qing Yan isn’t a dumb girl, so she quickly processed what he said and acted a bit angry: “We were talking about what to do now that senior brother Gu’s shoulder pad is broken”
To her, Gu Qing Shan is a Saint’s disciple, a friend of her senior sister, and her life saviour, so he’s very trustworthy.
If he’s being so careful, then he must have his reasons, she only needs to follow him.
Li Chu Chen breathed out and exclaimed: “Sword 15 you really are as respectable as the rumors say, killing demons like a frenzied tiger”
Gu Qing Shan didn’t respond to that, only tapping his Inventory Bag to take out a large, black pot.
Bai Hai Dong and Zhang Fang also returned just in time to see that, Zhang Fang asked curiously: “What are you doing?”
“Making dinner” Gu Qing Shan dodged the previous topic, “my senior brother made a few spirit dishes that only need to be heated to be eaten, you guys sure are lucky”
Bai Hai Dong asked: “Your senior brother ——– the Womanizer, Qin Xiao Lou?”
Gu Qing Shan replied: “That’s him”
Li Chu Chen’s gulped, muttering: “So it’s him, then we really are lucky indeed”
Everyone heated the food inside the pot, then poured them into bowls for everyone.
Zhang Fang gave Liu Qing Yan a portion, saying: “You girls are still hurt, so eat a bit more”
“Thank you” Liu Qing Yan face flushed a bit, barely able to lift her hand and accepted the bowl.
She’s the one that’s least wounded among the girls, but even lifting a finger was hard for her.
Not to mention the rest of the female cultivators, a few of them found it hard to even sit up straight.
With them like that, there really was no choice but to rest for the night and figure things out later.
After everyone ate the food in silence and prepared to rest, Gu Qing Shan split the group into shifts for the night guard.
“Li Chu Chen and I will guard until midnight, Zhang Fang and Bai Hai Dong will take the shift from midnight to dawn”
Gu Qing Shan’s methods are swift and flexible, not to mention he was the first to jump out at the demons without any hesitation, since he already spoke up, no one else declined.
“Two people for one shift, how will we split?” Bai Hai Dong asked.
“One person each at the front and back of the camp. Leaving your post without permission is forbidden, if anything happens then you must report immediately ——–after all, we have so many wounded here, caution is advised” Gu Qing Shan said.
“If anyone violates the rules, we’ll deal with him via military law” he added with a very strict tone.
“Roger” everyone unanimously said.
Within this group, his military rank is tied for being the highest, and he’s appropriately delegating roles for everyone. With how the cultivation alliance military works, following his orders was a given”
After going through an arduous and hard journey, the female cultivators all sat down to rest.
Zhang Fang manned up and talked with Liu Qing Yan for a bit, returning with a flushed face.
He sat down, crossed his legs and began meditating.
Bai Hai Dong was using a communication talisman, seemingly chatting with someone.
Gu Qing Shan discussed with Li Chu Chen a bit, then both left the camp, stationed at the front and back of the camp respectively.
Gu Qing Shan silently sat down, leaned on a relatively large rock and thought about today’s matters.
———may be it’s just a coincidence and not what I think it is.
Afterall, there’s still half a year before the game is supposed to start.
If “that event” is happening at this time just like he thought, then this world must really be going crazy.
He relaxed himself a bit, watching the War God UI.
[Gu Qing Shan, Current Soul Points: 320/20]
The War God UI really loves battle and fighting, and it really loves having the weaker defeat the stronger.
That’s right, Gu Qing Shan right now is only a Foundation Establishment early stage.
As long as he kept fighting and killing demons that are at Foundation Establishment mid stage, or possibly even last stage like today, his Soul Points would increase very quickly.
The Xiao Qi Chaplain armor set that he’s wearing is a rare defensive item set that’s normally very hard to get, so it served to protect him against the demons’ attacks well.
And since he has the Earth sword whose attacks weighs 60,000 tons, together with his powerful Secret Arts, he’s basically invincible amidst a wave of low level demons.
This is how Smithing of the 6 arts strengthened cultivators.
Sword cultivator has always been a Profession that was all about killing enemies in battle.
Having a trustworthy armor and a sharp sword, a sword cultivator’s burst of power is higher than any other cultivators’.
Looking at the War God UI, Gu Qing Shan slightly loosened his heart.
He has to increase his cultivation right now.
Having so much Soul Points to spend, he can finally learn the scripture that Shifu gave him for Foundation Establishment realm.
Soul Points is better than Experience Points in the fact that it doesn’t require much to rank up, and after ranking up his spirit energy immediately becomes full.
If it was Experience Points instead, the amount of demons that Gu Qing Shan killed today would be nowhere near enough to level up even once.
The most important thing is that Soul Points also help Gu Qing Shan instantly grasp each and every cultivation rank firmly, helping in his path of cultivation and become a true cultivator.
Experience Points could only directly increase your rank. Even though it sounds convenient, it was similar to doping to make players stronger while having no idea where the power comes from.
Because players don’t know anything about the basics of cultivation and were simply strong, right until the end, no players could ever break through the realm of Sainting that way.
This was the blood and tears experience that players have gathered during the past life.
Many people released their cultivation and started over from the bottom, but before they could grow up to be strong again, humanity had already been destroyed.
Gu Qing Shan stared for a long time at the War God UI, thinking.
Suddenly, he tapped his Inventory Bag and took out a jade tag.
As soon as he grabbed it, [War God Skills] flashed a line of text.
[Discovered Improved Super Presence Concealment Script, would you like to spend 10 Soul Points to learn it?]
It’s quite impressive that Qin Xiao Lou accidentally gave him a technique that he needs the most right now.
Everything on the frontline is unpredictable.
If he learns this technique, he can use it to hide the fact that he broke through, making others unable to judge his true strength.
This isn’t “faking a pig to eat a tiger”, this is simply a method of self-preservation.