Chapter 7: Good-for-Nothing (4)
At this moment, everyone thought she was crazy.
A Qi level two was having delusions of facing a Qi level five? Was she sure she had not gone crazy?
“Grandfather, I’ll agree!”
Without waiting for Ling Yi to finish speaking, young master Ling abruptly stood up, condescendingly looking over Gu Ruoyun, who was shorter than him by a head.
“Gu Ruoyun, this is your own death wish! This young master agrees to your challenge! Prepare for the fight now!”
Young master Ling was about to attack, when a sudden shout interrupted his action.
He withdrew his hands and sneered: “What are you doing? Finally scared? If you’re scared then kneel down, kowtow and call me grandfather three times, maybe I’ll even take mercy on your life!”
Gu Ruoyun’s lips hooked upwards: “If I was scared, I wouldn’t even challenge you, but I’m not proposing that we duel today, but a month later!”
“Haha!” Young master Ling laughed twice, “Gu Ruoyun, I finally understand, aren’t you just trying to live for another month? This young master isn’t someone without mercy, I’ll just let you live for another month’s time! Grandfather, let’s go, after one month, I’ll come back and kill this damn good-for-nothing! We can even help the general’s mansion save some food!”
The meaning of these words was obvious: if I, young master Ling, were to kill Gu Ruoyun, it would be purely for the sake of the general’s mansion. Doesn’t raising such a good-for-nothing waste a lot of food? So, the general’s mansion cannot put any blame on me, you even need to thank me instead!
Looking at the Ling family’s disappearing silhouettes, Old General Gu’s face turned black.
From his view, it would not have mattered if Gu Ruoyun had died, as long as it was not at his hands, but now this good-for-nothing had grown some daring and wanted to duel with the Ling family’s young master! Wasn’t this just throwing the reputation of the general’s household?
If it were not for her, he would not have been humiliated by the Ling family!
Thinking up till now, Old General Gu took a deep breath, fiercely shook his sleeves, and walked out of the hall without leave, not even looking at Gu Ruoyun from start to end…
“Gu Ruoyun, you’ve really overestimated your own strength.”
Gu Panpan glanced at Gu Ruoyin with disdain, mocking: “Just by yourself, you’ve deluded yourself into thinking you can duel with young master Ling? Don’t you know who he is? His aunt is the Emperor’s favourite concubine, and he’s the disciple of the number one expert in Qinglong. With Qinglong’s top expert as a teacher, did you really think he would be afraid of your brother?”
After throwing out these words, Gu Panpan snorted disdainfully and walked away.
At the back of the mountain, a refreshing wind was blowing.
Gu Ruoyun sat on top of a rock, eyes closed in thought.
Suddenly, she opened her eyes, radiance shining in her sparkling jewel-like gaze.
“Right, the Ancient Divine Pagoda, I wonder how it’s like now…”
That day, if the Ancient Divine Pagoda had not stopped her, she would have died along with Xia Ming, and even her soul would not have been left…
Right now, she still has the chance to enter the Dongyue mainland and avenge her mother and maternal grandfather!
However, the Ancient Divine Pagoda had already fused into her body, how would she go about removing it?
“I’ll think about that later, let’s see exactly which part of my body the Ancient Divine Pagoda has settled in first!”
Saying so, Gu Ruoyun closed her eyes, letting her spiritual consciousness scan her body.
At this point, she suddenly found that her spiritual ocean was much larger than normal.
From general knowledge, when martial artists begin cultivating, their spiritual power was all condensed into the spiritual ocean. Once the spiritual ocean had filled up, the martial artist could then break through into the next level.
Normal martial artists had spiritual oceans the size of a bowl, but the spiritual ocean in Gu Ruoyun’s body was as vast as the real ocean, and this was the reason behind her slow cultivation.
Since there were no real strong martial artists in Qinglong, they would not know of the benefits of having such a vast spiritual ocean.
The more strength you gathered, the more bottlenecks you would begin to encounter, and to break through the bottleneck, you needed to have the martial artist’s ability of enlightenment!
And the wider the spiritual ocean, the stronger the chance of achieving enlightenment. If she had had such a vast spiritual ocean in her past life, perhaps she would have already broken through martial senior class and achieved martial supreme! Even in the Dongyue mainland, the martial supreme class was an existence that numbered only a handful, and upon reaching this level, you could even make yourself an emperor.
Qinglong’s top expert was only at the peak of martial general, so you can see what a fearsome existance a martial supreme is…
Suddenly, Gu Ruoyun found a small purple pagoda submerged in her spiritual ocean, and her heart lifted in joy: “Ancient Divine Pagoda, I’ve finally found you…”
A powerful wave swept out from her spiritual ocean, heading straight into Gu Ruoyun’s mental consciousness, shaking her to the point that her mind was buzzing. When she recovered her senses again, a hint of purple clothing appeared in front of her…
TL Note: The author finally explained the cultivation levels!
Ranked from top to bottom:
聚气 – quqi, Qi collection levels 1-8
武者 – wuzhe, martial warrior
武士 – wushi, martial knight
武将 – wujiang, martial general
武王 – wuwang, martial king
武皇 – wuhuang, martial emperor
武尊 – wuzun, martial senior
武帝 – wudi, martial supreme
武圣 – wusheng, martial saint
武神 – wushen, martial god
I updated the previous references to wuzun, to show martial senior instead.
So now we know Gu Ruoyun was previously a martial senior, but now she’s only Qi level 2… However, the highest level on the Qinglong mainland is only a martial general, 3 whole ranks below her previous rank. What a fall…