Against the Gods Chapter 979-980
Chapter 979 – Demoness
"I'm not going to go anywhere during these seven days and will definitely properly maintain my best condition," Mu Xiaolan answered, hardly able to contain her excitement.
"…" Yun Che's brow furrowed as Golden Crow Lightning Flame Valley's Sea of Death appeared in his mind. The Sea of Death came into existence because of the Golden Crow's divine power and the Heavenly Netherfrost Lake was birthed by the divine vein left behind by the Ice Phoenix. The two ought to be similar in terms of characteristics and since this was in the God Realm, the level of the Heavenly Netherfrost Lake was sure to surpass that of the Sea of Death.
And since he was able to absorb the Sea of Death's power, then…
"Yun Che, could it be that you have other plans?" Mu Bingyun asked when she saw that Yun Che had yet to say a word.
"Oh, no." Yun Che quickly regained his senses. "Senior Sister and I will properly prepare for this together."
"Who the heck wants to be together with a troublemaker like you?" Mu Xiaolan snorted softly. Then, she couldn't help but worry about it and warned, "You aren't allowed to disturb me during these seven days and you aren't allowed to go anywhere either! If you make any more trouble, I'm not going to take care of you."
"I understand," Yun Che powerlessly answered. Then, he muttered in his mind: When did I ever need you to take care of me? It's usually just you coming over to meddle in my business.
"Master, between Senior Brother Hanyi and Senior Sister Feixue, who do you think the sect master will most likely choose?" Mu Xiaolan couldn't help but ask with great curiosity. This was also what everyone in the entire sect wondered about during the last couple of years.
The person that the Realm King selected to become her direct inheriting disciple could only be either Mu Hangyi or Mu Feixue. There were no other disciples qualified enough to compare with them… this was the general consensus of the entire sect.
"We will know in seven days," Mu Bingyun answered. "But I believe that there is a sixty percent chance for Hanyi to chosen and forty percent Feixue. A great majority also believe this."
"Why?" Yun Che didn't understand. "I heard Senior Sister Xiaolan say that Mu Feixue is younger than Mu Hanyi and her cultivation is much greater too. If that's the case, then Mu Feixue's innate talent ought to win against Mu Hanyi's. Why is it Mu Hanyi who has a greater chance to be selected as a direct disciple?"
"Because Feixue has inherited the Ice Phoenix bloodline at birth," Mu Bingyun explained. "Her cultivation being higher than Mu Hanyi is simply because of her bloodline advantage. If she didn't have that, Hanyi should not be much weaker than Feixue. After becoming the Realm King's direct disciple, one would receive a full drop of an Ice Phoenix origin blood so it doesn't matter if one has the Ice Phoenix bloodline or not. To the Great Realm King, the most important factors are innate talent and comprehensive ability toward ice type laws."
"With that, there shouldn't be much of a difference between Hanyi and Feixue. However, Hanyi has two other advantages. The first, is that Mu Hanyi is male, so he will receive a greater benefit when inheriting the Ice Phoenix bloodline. Being able to have such an affinity for ice type laws is extremely rare in males. The second…"
"The second ought to be because more people want him to become the direct inheriting disciple, right?" Yun Che interrupted.
Mu Xiaolan fiercely glared at Yun Che with the posture of a senior sister, admonishing him to not interrupt their Master.
"Right." Mu Bingyun lightly nodded. "Hanyi's temperament is mild and elegant. He deeply respects his elders and is never arrogant toward his fellow sect members. If he ever encounters any injustice, he would always do his best to help out. As a result, he has an excellent reputation and prestige within the sect. In fact, his reputation has even spread outside the sect. As for the Feixue, she is naturally icily arrogant and wholeheartedly devotes her time to cultivation. She rarely leaves the divine hall and even among Ice Phoenix Palace disciples, few have rarely seen her before. Thus, Hanyi is in favor with the general public."
"Oh." Yun Che nodded and smirked a little.
Yun Che's "extraneous" action did not escape Mu Bingyun's eyes. She said softly, "When you are in the cultivation room, remember to leave a bit of consciousness to take note of any outside movements. In order to match the opening of the Heavenly Netherfrost Lake seven days from now, this year's Amorous Frost Dew will be granted ahead of schedule. A divine hall disciple will personally come within three days to deliver it. I will also have to cultivate in seclusion for a brief period of time during these days so I won't be in the palace. You two must not miss it."
"Yes, Master. I will pay attention to any outside movements. Mu Xiaolan grew excited once more when the Amorous Frost Dew was mentioned.
"Amorous Frost Dew?" Yun Che asked.
"I knew that you'd ask about it," Mu Xiaolan said pretentiously. "The Amorous Frost Dew is a kind of precious spirit liquid produced by the Amorous Grass. It is a dewdrop that will not solidify no matter how strong of a cold energy it is exposed to. You can drink it no matter how low of a profound strength you possess and it won't harm your profound veins or body. In the following three days after consumption, it will cleanse your marrow and meridians. Even though it doesn't boost your profound strength, it can permanently increase your body and profound vein's affinity toward ice profound energy. Ice Phoenix Palace disciples like us can only receive one once a year. You being able to receive one in just three months is just too lucky."
"Oh." Yun Che nodded. Increase affinity toward the ice element… Do I really need that sort of thing!?
Mu Xiaolan didn't notice Yun Che's lack of interest and continued, "Since the Amorous Frost Dew is too precious and needs a really strong profound strength to keep its spiritual energy from leaking, it's always an Ice Phoenix Divine Hall disciple who comes over to personally deliver it to each Ice Phoenix Palace. This is also a rare chance where we can see our senior brothers and sisters from the divine hall!"
"Won't we be able to see them in just seven days?" Yun Che asked dully.
His comment instantly made Mu Xiaolan not want to talk to him anymore.
"When you obtain the Amorous Frost Dew, remember to immediately consume it. Otherwise, once the seal is released, its spiritual energy will quickly dissipate." Mu Bingyin said this mainly so Yun Che could hear it. "You two can go now."
Mu Xiaolan pulled Yun Che down to make a deep salute at Mu Bingyun and then they entered Ice Phoenix Palace together.
Mu Bingyun stood there for a long time before she slowly turned around to look in the direction where Yun Che's figure disappeared to, a deep complexity flickering in her snowy eyes.
When Yun Che forcibly consumed the Jadefallen Ice Soul Pellet in order to greatly increase his profound strength, she had warned Yun Che to not forcibly cultivate until his profound strength had stabilized or else he would suffer backlash. However, his profound strength was currently in the tenth level of the Sovereign Profound Realm. This meant that not only did he not listen to her admonishment and stabilize his profound strength, he made the silly and mad choice of forcibly cultivating instead. There was no other way he could’ve possibly increased his realm by that much.
In a short three months of time, he traversed through half a great realm within the Sovereign Profound Realm. When she had probed him earlier, Yun Che’s profound energy was actually immeasurably secure, without any holes of impatience at all.
She had personally seen the instantaneous eruption of profound energy and speed he had exhibited when he faced Mu Yizhou and Mu Luoqiu. It was obviously just an increase within the Sovereign Profound Realm but the power that erupted from him seemed even more likely to have traversed through half a great real within the Divine Origin Realm compared to three months ago.
Although he was born from the lower realms, his body exhibited such an oddity she had never heard of before even in the God Realm, even based on her level of altitude and experience.
Yun Che, the person the Sky Poison Pearl recognized as its master, what exactly…
"It seems like I really have to tell elder sister about him," Mu Bingyun muttered. Then, her celestial figure swayed and her snowy clothes fluttered before she disappeared within the endless flying snow.
Mu Bingyun's description of the Heavenly Netherfrost Lake and Mu Xiaolan's abnormal excitement was enough to tell him that entering the Heavenly Netherfrost Lake was bound to be immensely beneficial. Yun Che, who was currently pursuing profound power right now naturally wouldn't allow himself to miss it.
Thus, after he entered the cultivation room, Yun Che no longer continued his previous life risking cultivation method. Instead, he listened to Mu Bingyun's instructions and focused on gathering energy.
Time quietly flowed by and the entire Ice Phoenix City was much quieter than it normally was. All the disciples of the Ice Phoenix Palaces that had been chosen entered into a meditative state in order for the extremely rare, to the point where it may never happen a second time, opportunity that would happen in seven days.
In the afternoon of the third day, a current of frost aura flowed toward the main hall of the Thirty-sixth Ice Phoenix Palace. Even though it had only flashed by, it caused Yun Che, who was still in his cultivation room, to open his eyes.
This aura… could the divine hall disciple who came to deliver the "Amorous Frost Dew" have arrived?
He didn't immediately get up and instead closed his eyes again. But after a short while, he still had yet to hear Mu Xiaolan leave her cultivation room. She had most likely completely blocked her five senses unconsciously within her meditative state. He could only get up and helplessly grumble, "As expected, that little girl is not reliable at all. Forget it, I'll go get it."
He pushed open the doors of the cultivation room and headed for the main hall. Just as his gaze shifted over to an ice pillar, it was as though his entire body got frozen as he stood stunned in place.
The main hall of the ice phoenix palace was filled with all sorts of gorgeous ice crystals. Wisps of gentle light spilled in from two ice windows at the sides. An ice chair sculpted in the image of a gorgeous ice phoenix sat beneath the window and a fantastical figure was leaning sideways on it right now. Her sitting posture was lazy and casual; it was as if she was sitting inside on a fragrant couch of her own chamber. She was clad in a snow white dress and the hem of her skirt was pulled a little upwards due to her sitting posture to reveal a bit of ankle. Her ankle looked soft, silky and so flexible it might as well be boneless. It was plump enough that it looked like it was covered in a layer of snow.
Her long hair stretched all the way to her waist and it had a kind of icy color that he had never seen before in his life. It wasn't pure white but a lustrous white that was freckled with icy crystals and gleaming with a bit of light blue. Her hair was dazzlingly beautiful beneath the sunlight.
When Yun Che saw her, she had already directed her gaze to Yun Che.
There were very, very few girls in this world that could stun him temporarily in this world and he himself had thought that such a woman no longer existed at all. However, the woman before him had stupefied him for a very, very long time.
Mu Bingyun herself had an exquisite countenance already but the woman before him was somehow even prettier than her. Mu Bingyun was cold and indifferent to the brim. She was as beautiful as a painted immortal but no one could feel even a hint of lust towards her when they faced her. However, this woman stood at the opposite end of the spectrum.
The beautiful face that entered Yun Che's eyes wasn't just an exquisite countenance that could topple countries to their knees by appearance alone. The slightly slanted crescent brows and the misty eyes that were staring at Yun Che contained the power to bewitch the soul. Her slightly curled lips made her look like she was wearing a faint smile and the light pink color of her lips was even more gentle and beautiful than a blooming flower. It contained an indescribable charm that not even a sea of flowers could ever exude.
Her snowlike skin was untainted by even a speck of dust and she seemed to glow with a holy splendor. But it was that bit of faint pink seeping through her cheeks that adorned her beauty with a stifling amount of charm.
Her countenance wasn't the only that was amazing; her figure was alluring in the extreme. There wasn't a girl he had seen in his life that even came close to having her figure. A snow colored ribbon was tied around her willow-thin waist but the snow robes covering her chest looked so round and full it was as if something would burst out of its trappings at any moment. The buttocks beneath her slim waist were only rounder and firmer. Although she was obviously in a sitting posture, her curves were such that it was if the devil had drawn them into existence himself.
Her entire body was dripping with a kind of allure and charm that ate away at both bones and souls. She looked like a succubus that had been sent over to bewitch humanity by the demon race. Yun Che was just staring at her from afar but at this moment he had actually forgotten to move his legs at all. A ferocious hot stream was flowing out of control inside his body… But thankfully, he forced himself to wakefulness with his extraordinary willpower and did his best to suppress the hot stream that threatened to burst out of his body.
This fairy… no, was she the disciple who came to deliver the Amorous Frost Dew?
He didn't think that she would be a female and… and…
To think that a female disciple with a beauty that could destroy an entire nation actually existed in the divine hall!
Actually, he should change that description. To think that such a soul bewitching fairy would actually exist in this world!
The Divine Ice Phoenix Sect disciples all cultivated the profound art of ice, so the majority of them should be cold-hearted and proud… was she really a member of Divine Ice Phoenix Sect?
Chapter 980 – Big ~~ Senior Sister
Yun Che's thoughts became a mess. The seductive woman lazily got up from the ice chair and her skirt fluttered down, covering the ankle the heavens used all its energy to make. A pair of soul attracting beautiful eyes then looked at Yun Che and slowly walked toward him.
It was only when she was coming closer that Yun Che noticed she had the pattern of an ice phoenix with its wings spread open on her snowy dress. However, her chest was just too full, causing the pattern to become completely deformed. Not only was her chest massive, it looked as silky as water. Each of her steps were obviously slow but each stride caused them to shake and sway, quickly causing Yun Che to become dizzy. It was as though his gaze was being sucked onto them. After being dazed yet again, his eyes were somewhat unwilling to part with them.
It was at this time that a gulp came from Yun Che's adam's apple.
The sound was originally supposed to be really soft but in the silent Ice Phoenix Palace, it was especially clear and resonating. Yun Che was abruptly awakened by this sound and even someone with skin as thick as a city's walls would want to immediately turn around and escape with his hands covering his face.
"Yun Che." The seductive woman seemed to not have heard it. She stood before Yun Che with misty eyes and called out Yun Che's name with her softly opened pink lips.
Her voice was alluring and charming to the bones. It was just a brief moment but the two words Yun Che was the most familiar with caused the bones in his entire body to go soft. He secretly sucked in a breath and his gaze swam away, not daring to look again at the demoness that was already within reach. He forced himself to remain calm and said, "Big…"
As soon as the word "big" came out of his mouth, Yun Che bit his tongue and said with difficulty, "…Greetings, Senior Sister."
"Big ~~ Senior Sister?" The woman's crescent brows bent as the corners of her mouth rose slightly. The slight change in expression caused her originally soul attracting face's charm to overflow without restraint. Her head closed in and an extremely fragrant aroma Yun Che had never smelled or heard of before lightly brushed by. "You were about to say… Big Breasted Senior Sister, weren't you?"
The voice was leisurely yet pleasantly graceful. Yun Che’s mouth gaped slightly open, his body felt out of power, his mind and will wavered, as even his soul was about to leave his body. His brain had never before felt so blank.
He possessed the Dragon God's soul and had experienced the cruel tempering of the Netherworld Udumbara Flower's soul absorbing power. No matter how formidable an enemy, they had never caused him to feel at such a loss.
The demoness before him exhibited not the slightest bit of profound energy aura or oppressive force. She didn't use any mind powers of corrosion or suppression either, yet the question she asked with a smile and knitted brows defeated his soul to such a state.
Yun Che didn't know how long he had been stupefied this time but when he finally regained his senses, he had no choice but to forcibly speak in order to dissolve his embarrassment and unprecedented loss of control. "May I ask what… Big Breasted Senior Sister… ah, pfbb!"
Yun Che slapped at his mouth and then his twisted face used an even louder voice to quickly say, "May I ask what Senior Sister's name is?"
The demoness' gaze shifted as she wore a faint smile. Her eyes seemed to be shocked that Yun Che had actually recovered this fast. "I've heard long ago that the new male disciple of the Thirty-sixth Ice Phoenix Palace has huge guts. On the first day he came to the Ice Phoenix Realm, he angered Mu Fengshu and provoked the head disciple of the First Ice Phoenix Palace a few days ago. Now that I've seen him dare be so disrespectful today, he really does have huge guts.
"~！@#￥%……" When he thought about his previous reaction, Yun Che seriously wanted to find a hole to hide in. He composed himself once more and did his best to make his voice appear as natural as he could and said with a thick face, "Even though my guts are huge, I definitely do not dare be disrespectful to Senior Sister. It's just that Senior Sister is so pretty that I was stunned for a bit so I lost my voice. I must ask Senior Sister to forgive me. I also do believe that senior sister knows that I didn't do it on purpose."
Bullshit! If even I lost control of myself to become like that… who knows what other men had done. She's definitely used to seeing all sorts of weird things… Sss! There's actually such a sexy demoness in this world, I wonder if she has a man…
"Oh? Then you're saying that I was wrong?" The demoness inadvertently bit at her lip.
Ripples instantly rose in Yun Che's heart as he hurriedly replied, "No, no. How could it be Big Breasted Senior Sister's… Sss!" This time, Yun Che really wished he could take out a knife and stab himself with it. "I-i-it's definitely not Senior Sister's fault. Ahem! May I ask if Senior Sister is here to deliver the Amorous Frost Dew to me and Senior Sister Xiaolan?"
The demoness stretched out two dazzling fingers and lightly pushed out two small jade bottles. Supported by a light breeze, the two bottles landed in Yun Che's hands. "I came to deliver the frost dew and to see someone."
"About that… Palace Master said that she won't be here during these couple of days. "Yun Che carefully withdrew the jade bottles.
"Since that's the case, my objective can be considered accomplished." The demoness shifted her gaze and said in a soft voice, "It's best if you and Xiaolan consume these two drops of frost dew as soon as possible."
Hearing her intention to leave in her words, an unclear complexity bubbled within his heart. He hurriedly said, "Senior Sister, even though it's the first time we've met, you know my name but I don't know yours… may I know your name?"
The woman before him was beautiful and charming and perhaps no man in the world was able to resist her. If anyone was able to entangle themselves with her, they would perhaps be willing to spend three lifetimes in depravity in exchange—such a thought suddenly appeared in Yun Che's mind and it was especially clear and intense.
The demoness didn't turn to him but said softly, "Mu Xuanyin. Have you heard that name before?"
Yun Che had been holed up in the Ice Phoenix Palace for three months. He could probably count the names of the sect members he knew on one hand so he obviously had never heard that name before. But as a veteran of relationships, how could he say that he didn't? He quickly revealed pleasant surprise and said, "So you're Senior Sister Xuanyin! Even though it wasn't been long since I've been in the sect, I've already heard of Senior Sister Xuanyin's great name. I didn't expect to meet Senior Sister Xuanyin this fast. I'm so lucky that Senior Sister Xuanyin was the one to personally deliver the Amorous Frost Dew to me… and Senior Sister Xiaolan."
"Oh…" Mu Xuanyin's lips overflowed with fragrance as her beautiful eyes slightly narrowed, circulating with an inconceivable charm. "You've really heard my name before?"
"…" Yun Che's heart leapt under her gaze… Could it be that it was a fake name?
Yun Che swiftly replied calmly without a single blush. "Of course, because this is what Senior Sister Xuanyin told me personally."
A more playful expression was then added to those beautiful eyes. She then swept her gaze across Yun Che's body from top to bottom. She no longer spoke and then took a few more steps away, giving Yun Che an excellent view of her gradually departing back figure.
"…" That expression somewhat stupefied Yun Che. His mind whirled and then a light suddenly flashed in his mind. He quickly called out, "Wait! Senior Sister Xuanyin, your other name is Mu Feixue, right?"
Mu Xuanyin's steps paused. She beautifully turned and said, "Oh? Why do you believe that?"
When she glanced back, Yun Che saw magnificence once again and the world before him became many times more radiant. Yun Che focused and then said with completely confidence, " The matter about my clash with the head disciple of the First Ice Phoenix Palace a few days ago is only known to divine hall's Mu Hanyi… Cough, cough, Senior Brother Hanyi. But Senior Brother Hanyi made me promise to not tell anyone else about it so he would obviously not tell anyone about it either. However, if Senior Brother Hanyi actually admires Senior Sister Feixue, then that would be a different story."
Mu Xuanyin, "…"
"Even though I don't know much about Senior Brother Hanyi, I am sure that a person like him would not like any ordinary girl. But if it's you, Senior Sister, forget about admiration, being infatuated to the point he doesn't care about his life seems rightly so."
"Also, when Senior Sister gave me the name 'Mu Xuanyin' earlier, you strangely asked me if I've really heard this name… This is why I thought that it must be a name that Senior Sister rarely uses… err, I mean Senior Sister's other name. And that's because many more know of the name Mu Feixue."
Yun Che's gaze was certain. His voice was clear and a light, self-confidence smile tugged at the corner of his mouth. Mu Xuanyin also smiled. Even though it was only the side of her extremely beautiful face, it still overflowed with charm.
The light words that came from her mouth sounded like a dream. Then, her snowy figure became slightly indistinct before it scattered like snow, disappearing from Yun Che's line of sight.
The last words of praise she left were like a dreamy celestial sound beside Yun Che's ears that lingered within his soul for a long time. Yun Che stood blankly in place for a long while before he let out a long breath. When he recalled what happened earlier… It was first time in his life where he had lost control of himself like that and it was even in front of a peerless beauty.
"Phew! Looks like I guessed right. Even though it was a bit embarrassing, it's good that I haven't lost all my intelligence in front of a beautiful woman. The last part where I guessed that she was Mu Feixue ought to have redeemed some bit of the impression she had of me."
Seeing the jade bottles of Amorous Frost Dew in his hand, Yun Che quickened his footsteps and arrived before Mu Xiaolan's cultivation room. He knocked and then said, "Senior Sister Xiaolan…"
Just as he uttered her name, the cultivation room's doors directly opened. Mu Xiaolan's impatient voice soon followed, "Troublemaker! Didn't I say to not disturb me!?"
The speed in which she opened the doors was so fast that it stunned Yun Che for a bit. The demoness who delivered the Amorous Frost Dew… Oh, when a senior sister came and purposely released some profound energy, Mu Xiaolan didn't react at all. Their voices weren't exactly low so Mu Xiaolan still not coming out caused him to be incomparably certain that Mu Xiaolan had unconsciously sealed her five senses within her meditative state, which meant that she was going to be incredibly hard to awaken. He didn't expect that she would directly open the doors after he called her name just a moment ago.
"The Amorous Frost Dew came." Yun Che lifted the jade bottle in his hand.
"Wha.. ah?" Mu Xiaolan was both happy and surprised. Her eyes widened as she asked, "Ah?? When did it get delivered, why didn't I hear anything? Was it Master who gave it to you after she went to get it?"
"It was just a while ago. A certain senior sister brought it over." Yun Che was dumbfounded. "You couldn't have fallen asleep, right?"
"You're the one who fell asleep!" Mu Xiaolan fumed. "You're definitely lying to me! I guessed that it was probably coming today so I didn't really go into meditation. I've been paying careful attention to any signs of activity outside since the afternoon and I didn't hear anyone arrive. You're clearly lying to me."
"…If I lied to you, I'm a little dog." Yun Che snorted. But this little Mu Xiaolan girl didn't seem to be lying—and she simply wasn't able to tell a lie either. Eh? Could it be that her hearing and spiritual senses stopped working just a while ago?
"You said a senior sister delivered it. Then tell me, which senior sister was it?" Mu Xiaolan said with a face that spelled "you're clearly lying".
"It's Senior Sister Mu Feixue." Yun Che replied honestly. His soul shook once more as he thought about the bewitching magnificence that could overturn worlds. Whoever married that demon-like woman would definitely die young.
He wondered which damned man would be that lucky!!!!
Mu Xiaolan firmly looked at Yun Che before snatching a bottle of Amorous Frost Dew.
The stone doors of the cultivation room were heavily shut.