For an instant, Yang Chen thought that the exercises he had handed over fell into the hands of the Xiao family, but he was wrong. If someone took his exercises, how could they put it here for all the cultivators in the family to read?
Fragmented scroll? Fragmented scroll!?
Yang Chen thought it was too ridiculous, of course, it was a "fragmented scroll" because the last layer of the "Endless Resolve Restoration Scripture" had no written exercises and there was only the word "Endless Resolve" on it!
Yang Chen was then suspicious again.
Why does the Xiao family have the "Endless Resolve Restoration Scripture"? Is it something that has been handed down from ancient times, or is this technique originally from the Xiao family?
This was probably here for decades and there were probably countless people who read it before. Otherwise, they won't get such a conclusion specially marked by the elders.
Yang Chen felt as if there was a thin film blocking him. He could vaguely feel what was behind it, but he was shrouded in a cloud of mist. He couldn't see through it so he had to give it up for the time being.
Lan Fei urged, "Brother Xiao, quickly choose another exercise method, this is useless."
Yang Chen smiled and nodded. He simply chose a practice named the ‘18 Clouds Swordsmanship’. This imperial swordsmanship was not excellent, it was just satisfactory and even slightly less popular than the Shushan swordsmanship that Huilin had used. Yang Chen only intended to simply wield the sword to confuse the rest for the time being.
The two were planning to leave the tower but didn't expect a handsome man dressed in fashion to slowly fall from the top, and then enter the fifth floor.
It was Xiao Qiufeng, the eldest young master of the Xiao family, who looked happy at this time as if he was in a good mood when he came down.
Seeing him going through the magic formation barriers without any restrictions, Yang Chen finally saw the advantages of the Xiao family members, and indeed there were special methods of breaking the barriers.
“And I was wondering who it was, you two huh? Are you here to choose exercise to practice? Although Xiao Qiufeng had just entered the Li Fire Stage and his cultivation level in the family was not high, after all, he was the eldest son and grandson. Obviously, he wouldn’t look at Lan Fei and Yang Chen properly.
Lan Fei immediately lowered his head, "Yes, eldest young master, we are just about to leave.”
"You can go for now but Xiao Chen should stay, I have something to say to him," Xiao Qiufeng raised his head.
Lan Fei was taken aback, but didn't dare to ask more, nodded to Yang Chen, and flew down first.
When Lan Fei left, a wicked smile appeared at the corner of Xiao Qiufeng's mouth. He took out a ruddy spirit elixir and asked, "Xiao Chen, I have a Red Dewdrop pill in my hand, do you want it?”
Although Yang Chen didn't know what this guy was thinking, it was probably bad… Should I take advantage of this opportunity of being alone to kill this Xiao Qiufeng, then pretend to be him, and fly directly to the detaining rooms up there to take a look?
But after thinking about it carefully, even if he pretended to be able to enter the top of the tower without being discovered by the elders, there was no way to easily take her away if he found Xiao Zhiqing as Xiao Tingxu was guarding outside. What's more, if he can’t find her, he won’t be able to stay in the Xiao family as well.
As such, pretending to show a touch of greed, Yang Chen hurriedly said, "Of course I want it, thank you eldest young master!”
Xiao Qiufeng immediately looked at him contemptuously, thinking that Yang Chen had just been in a daze for a low-grade pill, and said leisurely, "Then you do something for me, and I will give you the pill."
“Anything for you! Xiao Chen will certainly live up to the expectations of the eldest young master!" Yang Chen smiled.
Xiao Qiufeng walked up to him, lowered his voice, and said with a smile, "It's very simple, aren't you quite close to the Zhao siblings? After ten o'clock tonight, you think of a way to take Zhao Muyang away from their residence, the farther away, the better. For example, bring him to the martial arts training ground to learn, in short, don't let him stay with Zhao Ting..."
Yang Chen immediately knew what this guy wanted from his words. He secretly sneered, how desperate.
Although a large number of cultivators in the illusion were dedicated to the pursuit of heaven, there were also those who knew that they were not talented enough and were obsessed with beauty, power, and status. Obviously, Xiao Qiufeng had devoted a lot of attention to beauty.
But being mentioned by Xiao Qiufeng, Yang Chen suddenly had a plan and snickered to himself, his face showed determination after struggling and hesitation.
"Yes, Xiao Chen will definitely complete the task given by the eldest young master!"
Xiao Qiufeng laughed and patted Yang Chen on the shoulder. “Good, if this goes well, the Zhao family won’t be able to do anything to you, I will be here for you…”
Yang Chen snorted in his heart, who would believe you? Anyways... after tonight, it doesn't matter.
When he came out of the Green Emperor Pagoda, Lan Fei was still waiting outside, with a trace of worry in his eyes.
Xiao Qiufeng was obviously not a good bird in the family, as everyone knew, so Lan Fei hadn't left.
Seeing Yang Chen coming out safely, he stepped forward and said, “Brother Xiao, are you okay?”
“Don’t worry, he was just asking about my body practice. I told him whatever I told you and it’s fine,” Yang Chen casually fabricated it.
Lan Fei breathed a sigh of relief, "In the future in the Xiao family, you have to guard against a few people, one is the eldest young master, and the second is the second lady.”
“Oh? Why do you say so?” Yang Chen asked as he walked.
"The eldest young master has no intention of cultivating. It has been many years since he has entered the Li Fire stage but he has never made progress. The main reason is that he puts his energy into beauty. Many female cultivators of the Xiao family have been tainted by him. He even has relationships with many other female cultivators of other families... There are just people like him that won’t learn…” Lan Fei shook his head with a sigh.
"What about the second lady?” Yang Chen always felt that Xu Yanan was also a bit weird. According to the truth, she was Xiao Zhiqing's stepmother and half of his mother-in-law, but Yang Chen never looked at her this way before.
Firstly, this woman had no blood relationship with Xiao Zhiqing, and secondly, this woman had abused Xiao Zhiqing before and did not have the consciousness of being a mother.
Lan Fei looked around and found that there was no one around here. After confirming that it was safe, he lowered his voice and mysteriously said to Yang Chen, "I also heard an old cultivator saying that because the second lady is the sister of the sword-infantile Senior Xu Shaogong, therefore, her status in the Xiao family is not lower than the two masters of the Xiao family. The two masters of the Xiao family have always led the clansmen outside the family to search for alchemy materials, preside over external affairs, and rarely come back, so the second lady is inevitably lonely. Rumors are being spread occasionally that she fell in love with a young and handsome cultivator or something and some indecent gossip came out."
Yang Chen's mouth was slightly raised, with a weird smile, "It seems that Brother Lan Fei is also very keen on gossip. I thought you were only interested in cultivation."
Lan Fei looked embarrassed, and sighed, "I don't want to but you will inevitably hear this when you hang out with other cultivators, and to survive in the Xiao family, you have to understand more. For example, in the matter of the second lady, there have been many young cultivators who were executed by the Xiao family because they said they had “offended” her. Honestly, they probably just got exposed, that's why she needed to kill them.”
"You and I are not considered beautiful men, so don't worry," Yang Chen joked.
Lan Fei said seriously, "Brother Xiao is a talent, so be careful. I'm a big man, dark and ugly, and I'm determined not to be targeted..."
Yang Chen smiled and waved his hand, indicating that it was impossible. He then thought in his heart, that woman in the aquamarine skirt was glamorous and plump and was indeed a stunner. If a cultivator had an impure heart, he wouldn't be able to resist it, what Lan Fei said was probably the truth.
As for Xiao Mozheng, his cheap father-in-law turned out to be busy outside. It seemed that he was not as good as his elder brother Xiao Mohui in the power struggle, no wonder he didn't see it.
When they were about to part, Yang Chen suddenly remembered something, and said, "Brother Lan Fei, Brother Zhao Muyang from the Zhao family is from the early stage of the Li Fire and he can’t find a compatible opponent. Will you like to meet him?”
Lan Fei heard it and his eyes brightened, "Although the Li Fire stage is close to the Tribulation Passing Stage, it’s a level higher than me. It’s my pleasure to be able to practice with such an opponent! But, will he be willing to?”
Yang Chen smiled brightly, "Don’t worry, you answered a lot of my doubts and we are friends now. I'll let him find you at eleven o'clock tonight at the latest. You have to seize the opportunity and learn a lot for a while."
Lan Fei was overjoyed. Generally, the cultivators who managed to enter the Tribulation Passing Stage wouldn’t talk to the ones in Soul Forming, so he immediately nodded in agreement.