This was the maid’s voice.
Obviously, she had been paying attention to what’s going on in here.
Gu Qing Shan nodded and said: “There are numerous sword cultivators who would study Sword Styles, but very few who are so free that they would study the naming of Sword Styles, simply because it doesn’t do anything to help their cultivation”
“But I happen to be one of those sword cultivators that went a strange path and studied the names of Sword Styles very deeply”
All the statues around didn’t say anything and maintaining the strange silence.
Gu Qing Shan continued: “With Sword Style names, Pristine refer to Wind and Smiting is the name used for Lightning”
“A sword cultivator that uses the Pristine Holy Sword Style must be someone with a Wind-element root, I purposefully said he was a Lightning-element sword cultivator, yet he didn’t correct me, obviously he couldn’t see the verbal trap I laid”
“This was mistake number 2”
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but laughed: “And the sword cultivator that’s using a Water-element protective armor and using the Frosty Mist, is even lovelier”
“Lovelier? What do you mean” the maid’s voice was heard again.
“He said his sword style is the Grey Flame Heaven Origin Style, the name Grey Flame would of course refer to the demon world’s strongest undying flame, which would need a Fire-element root to use, yet his sword was at Water-elemental 2nd stage: Freezing Mist, if he were to use this sword to fight, Water and Fire would clash, resulting in spirit energy misfire and serious injury wouldn’t it?”
“Right here they’ve indeed created a solemn atmosphere, the things they had were also very real, but they claimed to have sacrificed for humanity? Hm? How come they couldn’t even talk about the details of how they did it?”
The Divinity’s statue stayed silent, then finally sighed: “There’s a reason for this, please slowly here me out”
While he talked, his eye was already gesturing to the other statues.
Suddenly, they all made the same hand sign, shouting: “Sub-space Shifting Magic!”
On the altar’s ground, numerous runes appeared.
“I’ll let you go this time; we will meet again” The Divinity statue laughed loudly as he spoke.
Gu Qing Shan made a face pitying the Divinity statue, but said nothing.
A second later, a grand and angry female voice was heard.
“Xuanyuan Tianzun, you shitty old man! You dare to use a fake to trade for my Bai Hua jade wine, next time we meet I’ll break your leg!”
As she said that, all the runes on the ground immediately shut down.
On the altar’s roof, a twisted black hole was seen.
The Divinity’s statue together with the 10 fake sword cultivator couldn’t even resist and got sucked straight in.
Afterwards, as heaven and earth changed places, Gu Qing Shan found himself already outside again.
As Gu Qing Shan’s feet touched solid ground, the maid was still standing in place, but the huge green jade screen was not seen anymore.
“Congratulations, you’ve solved the problem on the Sword list” the maid said, her face unchanged.
Gu Qing Shan also knows she isn’t in a good mood anymore so he didn’t say anything, only clasped his hand and bowed.
The maid was silent for a while, as she was about to speak, a fire talisman flew from the sky, arriving where she was.
The maid pointed at it.
A voice was heard from the fire talisman: “Hah, no need to be so angry, fellow Daoist. At the time I had a bad habit of gambling, so all the good things I had were all taken away, it was because I didn’t have any other choice that I had to resort to this. However, right now I have something good that can be used to make it up to you, a Tianyin ceremonial staff from Miao Yin Sect, I can guarantee it’s real, if it isn’t may the 5 lightning from the sky strike me down” (TN: lit. Wonderful Sound Sect)
The maid’s face was still horribly blank as she listened, it was only when the fire talisman swore that her expression loosened a bit.
A cultivator who swore to something cannot go back on his words, otherwise he’d be punished by heaven itself.
If the person sending the fire talisman had said so, the item must also be real.
The ancient Miao Yin Sect was also a famous large sect.
If the item is real, then it certainly would be something to desire.
The maid uttered a ‘hmph’ as she replied to the fire talisman: “Make sure there isn’t a next time like this”
Then she let the fire talisman go.
When she looked again at Gu Qing Shan, her expression was already much better.
“Come, let’s go see Her Eminence”
The two of them walked one behind the other through a long twisting corridor, passing through layers upon layers of palace ground, before reaching Bai Hua Palace’s main building.
“Send a word, today’s Sword list was successfully attempted, see what does Her Eminence say” the maid said.
Two other maids replied as one of them quickly entered the main palace, then quickly went back out.
“Her Eminence happens to have some time; she’s ordering the attempter in”
The maid looked at Gu Qing Shan, waved her hand gestured him to enter and said: “Go meet Her Eminence now”
“Then I saw take my leave” Gu Qing Shan clasped his fist and bowed.
The maid smiled and said: “I’ll have to advise you, you cannot say a single lie before Her Eminence, whatever you know, you tell her, otherwise you can’t handle the consequences”
“Thank you for your guidance” Gu Qing Shan answered.
The maid lightly nodded and stepped aside to give him passage.
Gu Qing Shan walked alone into the main building as he silently thought about many things.
As soon as he entered Bai Hua country, he had been paying attention to that one thing.
The one thing that Bai Hua Fairy had done, the thing that had shocked everyone.
Why did Bai Hua Fairy feel the need to do something like that?
Was she really thinking of a method to break through the Sainted realm like the rumors?
Before he could think anymore, he was already standing in the middle of the main palace.
The building was huge and breezy, the gentle wind carried the smell of spring flower through the clean air.
Gu Qing Shan breathed in and felt his soul lightly shook.
Tracing back where the smell came from, he saw a fountain in the palace’s garden, where countless flowers are carved from Immortal Jade.
But as he looked closer, he saw that the fountain itself was also made from Immortal Jade.
Immortal Jade, also called transcended-grade spirit stones, is more valuable than the 3 traditional grades of low-mid-high for spirit stones. They’re things that you couldn’t buy even with money, resources so rare you can only wish to find but never asked for.
A piece of Immortal Jade that’s as big as a fist could be used to run a mega defensive formation for a whole year, an Ascended realm cultivator can replenish spirit energy from it 100 times over, it can literally buy a small-sized sect.
Yet in this palace, they had made a fountain purely from Immortal Jade, what’s more, even crafted the over ten thousand species of flowers in it also from Immortal Jade.
Right in the middle of this fountain was a large blooming flower, revealing the throne inside the pistil.
A throne of ten thousand flowers.
Gu Qing Shan muttered.
This was Bai Hua Fairy’s stronghold, a place so rich that makes millions of players’ heart beat faster, eyes bloodshot from greed, but never dare to touch.
On the throne, sat a woman wearing an emerald feather coat and a thin silk veil on her face.
“You were the one that successfully attempted the sword list?” the woman asked, her voice like the chirping of a hundred birds.
“It was this humble one” Gu Qing Shan answered.
“Your knowledge of the sword is decent, your observation ability is also praiseworthy, to help this Saint recognize a fake item, very commendable”
“Yes” Gu Qing Shan replied.
This was Bai Hua Fairy; a person whose face no one knows.
She was the strongest of the 3 Saints of humanity, who in their right mind would dare peek under her veil?
Sainted realm was a place that no player was able to achieve in the past life.
Not only because of the astronomical amount of Experience Points, but also because to break through Sainted realm, you can’t only rely on the game System, but it also required your sensitivity towards the world to reach that level.
He heard there were also other conditions, but Gu Qing Shan himself had never found them.
During the past life, Gu Qing Shan was at the top, a peak Ascended cultivator, but he never found anyway to even breakthrough to Sainted realm.
No player was ever able to do so.
Because of that, he held nothing but great respect for Bai Hua Fairy.
In the palace, as she saw the youth before her as silent as a statue, refusing to even say a single extraneous word, Bai Hua Fairy became a bit interested.