What Gu Qing Shan spoke about, she herself had also experience hadn’t she?
Brilliant talent, a beauty like no other, after her sect was destroyed, left without a place to call home, while drifting in the world she had to constantly hide herself, her whole life of struggles, blood and tears couldn’t possibly be any less than that Gu Qing Shan had been through.
Bai Hua Fairy’s emotions fluttered, as she began to seriously evaluate the youth standing before her.
On the youth was a slight foul smell, a bit of thinking and you’d know it had come from a demon.
This type of stench must have been in order to chase away other demons.
Bai Hua Fairy herself has also been through mountains of corpses and blood, so this type of stench doesn’t bother her. In fact, it made her realize the youth standing here definitely wasn’t simple.
Looking closer, the youth still had a wound leaking blood on his thighs, bloody bite marks on his back, his shoulder lopped off by something sharp —-from the mark, she would guess that it was some demon’s claws.
Myself all those years ago was also like this wasn’t I?
Furthermore, this youth has taken my old sect’s heirloom sword.
The Earth sword’s sword spirit could be called my companion for half a lifetime, he had been through the toughest of times with me, am I so cruel as to just let it go and not care anymore?
Bai Hua Fairy lightly closed her eyes, then opened them, softly asking: “Would you agree to join my Bai Hua Sect?”
Gu Qing Shan’s heart jumped.
This question, is the aspiration and life-long dream of numerous cultivators.
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t predict this at all.
In the past life, he couldn’t even pass the semester examination, so he didn’t belong in any sects.
Back then he had to risk his life, went into the demon’s backline to hunt for herbs for money, just to buy a single sword style from the auction house.
Could it be, his luck has changed?
This is Bai Hua Sect!
Gu Qing Shan calmed the intense emotions in his heart, just barely, and seriously answered: “I would be honored to”
Once he’s said that, there’s no going back anymore.
In the past life, there were only 2 players, who luckily got to become Xuanyuan Tianzun and the Great Monk of Resentment’s disciples.
But to the very end, not a single player could become Bai Hua Fairy’s disciple.
One reason for that was that it wasn’t until Bai Hua Fairy passed away that everyone knew the whole of Bai Hua country was formed from her clones.
Another reason was because Bai Hua Fairy’s eyes were simply too high, people whose talents catch her eyes and could also fit her personality were few and far between.
Gu Qing Shan’s situation was also a series of coincidences.
This life, if Gu Qing Shan didn’t come to save Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi, if he didn’t successfully attempt the sword list the wrong way he wouldn’t have had to fight the two sword maidens.
If it wasn’t because his Secret Art Water Flow Severance had caught Bai Hua Fairy’s eyes for talent, so that she would let him choose a sword as a replacement, he wouldn’t have the chance to pick the Earth sword.
It was because of all his experience, together with all the correct answers that he had given to Bai Hua Fairy questions before, that had led to her giving thought to this.
These series of events, if even one of them was missing, then Bai Hua Fairy wouldn’t have thought about inviting him.
Without all these prerequisites, even if Gu Qing Shan had regained his old cultivation as a Great Sword Saint, he wouldn’t even have caught Bai Hua Fairy’s glance.
Strong people that are weaker than the Saints are as numerous as the stars in the sky, and the Saints who stands on top of all cultivators would not look down to see them so easily.
Bai Hua Fairy’s face was still covered with a thin veil, but the joy in her voice at the moment, even Gu Qing Shan could feel it.
“Your bow, its name is Night Rain isn’t it?” she suddenly asked.
This unexpected question stumped Gu Qing Shan for a bit before he was able to reply.
On the boat, he indeed did use Night Rain to kill the big black fish.
Bai Hua Fairy’s question is like a puzzle, making people unsure of what to say.
He could only reply: “Yes it is”
Bai Hua Fairy suddenly laughed to herself, in her eyes was a sense of understanding.
“That bow belonged to Heaven’s Limit Saintess Ning Yue Xi correct? That’s fine, as this Saint’s disciple, she is certainly a fit for you”
“…” Gu Qing Shan couldn’t say anything to that.
“Ah, but you’re a sword cultivator, yet she didn’t beat you up?”
“…When I saved her life, she didn’t notice that I was a sword cultivator”
“Ahahaha, so that’s why, very nice!”
Bai Hua Fairy was now laughing lightly, showing a completely different side to her.
It seems that she’s fully accepted me as her disciple, that’s why she’s this relaxed, Gu Qing Shan thought to himself.
The world outside all say that Bai Hua Fairy is committed to cultivation, and is immersed in researching spells, not caring a bit about mortal matters.
But who would know that her true self is actually really mischievous.
“You’re my 4th disciple, I’ll have to think for a bit about what title to give you”
Bai Hua Fairy then said
“Hmm, of the four, you’re the youngest male, what title would be good then?”
Seeing that Bai Hua Fairy was still thinking deeply about a matter that didn’t matter, Gu Qing Shan was in a bit of a rush.
Gu Qing Shan spoke softly: “Sain —–no, Shifu, Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi are still waiting for you to save them” (TN: Shifu means teacher/master, but also have a slight connotation of being a parent)
As she was called Shifu, Bai Hua Fairy’s attitude was completely different from before.
She nodded: “Teacher forgot about that for a bit, I should go save them indeed”
Then Bai Hua Fairy clasped her hands together, creating a hand sign and spoke in a low voice: “Divine Skill, Flesh Incarnation”
Three other Bai Hua Fairy appeared from her body and landed in the palace.
“I’ll go save them”
One of the Bai Hua Fairy said that, swung her sleeves and disappeared.
After that, another Bai Hua Fairy said: “Humanity’s top brass has a traitor, I’ll go tell them the bad news”
Another Bai Hua Fairy nodded and said: “The matter regarding Shen Wu world, Xuanyuan that old man will agree to do it, I’ll go find him”
The two of them made different hand signs and disappeared from the palace at the same time.
Sitting on the ten thousand flowers throne, Bai Hua Fairy suddenly spoke: “Come to think of it, it has been quite a long time since I’ve fought demon’s beasts”
“Secret Arts, Bai Hua Mirror”
As she waved her hands nonchalantly, the whole palace disappeared around them.
Gu Qing Shan noticed the scenery around him was that of the wild, quickly retreating backwards.
And then, the retreating scenery slowed down.
This sight must’ve come from to the first Bai Hua Fairy incarnation that left.
Within just a few dozen seconds, she has already reached the frontline.
A few miles away, the Faceless Giant stood among the clouds, a few demon beasts emitting a powerful aura was also standing on the air. (1)
In that small patch of land, the large army of demons and beasts were encircling two cultivators, using the wheel tactic. (2)
The demon beasts floating in the sky occasionally took the chance to fly down, unleashing their attacks, then again retreated upward.
They’re using the attrition method to gradually whittle down the cultivators below.
Gu Qing Shan concentrated his sight on them, of course they were Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi.
In the past life, this was how they died.
Suddenly, from deep inside the clouds, a roaring, booming voice was heard.
“A great cultivator from the humans is approaching, do not hold back, use everything to kill them!”
As soon as they heard that order, all the demons started using their strongest attacks.
Gong Sun Zhi coughed up blood, but still did his best to operate a formation plate.
Ning Yue Xi swung her Blade, numerous shining lights were seen on the Blade.
“A last strike, let’s see how many I can take with me” said Ning Yue Xi.
“Ahaha, good! Then let us compare once, just who killed more demons” Gong Sun Zhi also laughed loudly and said.
Above, chaotic and numerous demonic and bestial spells rained upon them.
Inside Bai Hua Palace.
“Oh no! We’re late!” Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but exclaimed.
Bai Hua Fairy’s incarnation is still a few miles away from Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi, yet the already strong demon beast army was also using their strongest attacks.
Some of the demon beasts were even choosing to use sacrificial methods to activate the strongest spells available to themselves.
Against attacks so throng, the two of them definitely have no chance of escape.
On her throne, Bai Hua Fairy was using one hand to hold up her face and said lazily.
As her inner sight swept through a few ten thousand miles, all the demon beasts’ spells were scanned and thoroughly remembered, fully explored of their secrets.
At the same time.
Bai Hua Fairy’s incarnation stopped in place, shouted with a low voice: “Divine Skill, Sleeves of Holding”
The incarnation swept her long sleeves along the wind, then retrieved it in one motion.
A few miles from there, suddenly all the lights from Gong Sun Zhi’s defensive formation shut down at once.
Gong Sun Zhi face changed: “The formation lost its effect, what happened!?”
Then immediately after, he and Ning Yue Xi were tightly bound by something, unable to use even the littlest bit of spirit energy or move a finger.
An irresistible force pulled the two defenseless people through the distance of miles all at once, into Bai Hua Fairy’s incarnation’s right sleeve.
A second later, the numerous attacks hit where Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi were standing before, blowing everything up into a giant crater.
(1) demon beast: in Chinese mythology, there were never any difference between demons and demon beasts, so it’s not mentioned too specifically. But know that demon beasts are basically beast cultivators, while demons are a different species that’s similar to creatures that live in Western hell. Over the entire course of the novel, there will be mentions of real demons, demon beasts, devils, fiends and all manners of different demonic species and I’ll try to differentiate them each time, but be prepared for some confusion.
(2) Wheel tactic: basically using the advantage of number, everyone on the side with more people will take turns fighting the side that’s outnumbered without giving them time to rest, like a wheel pivoting around a single point.