No sooner had Ao Wushuang said it than she maneuvered an unshackled pawn aggressively toward Liu Ye's base step by step.
Liu Ye gave a quick glance at the pawn of Ao Wushuang. He smiled and said, "If the co-ordinated attack of two rooks does not work, well, what about the knight?" As he said this, he suddenly used a knight that had been hidden for a long time, posing a double threat to the Ao Wushuang's king and leaving her in a dangerous situation.
Ao Wushuang's face was as cold as frost. Trying to defuse the situation, she moved her pawn ahead from time to time.
Mei Niang watched from one side as the two players placed their pieces quickly and produced clacks on the chessboard. Even though the two players were old friends, behind their words lurked sharp edges. They were fighting to the death on the chessboard.
When Mei Niang's eyes moved from the two people to the chessboard, she suddenly exclaimed, "Oh, God. The pawn is going to attack the king!"
Ao Wushuang looked up at her and sneered. "A gentleman would say nothing when observing chess. Don't you understand?" As she spoke, she raised her hand and move the pawn forward. It was now only one move away from attacking Liu Ye's king.
Ao Wushuang said coldly, "You only focus on your half of the board, and didn't notice that the pawn had already crossed the river and moved to your base for the assassination of your king! How can you be sure that Li Yundong will not force you to play the same role of the pawn?"
Liu Ye burst into laughter. He lifted his knight and placed it, saying, "What if I kill your king before you get mine! Check!"
Ao Wushuang looked at the chessboard and found that she was bound to lose. Her king had nowhere to hide, but her soldier had to take another step before getting Liu Ye into check.
Ignoring the danger in her own base, she stubbornly moved her pawn a straight forward and approached the king of Liu Ye.
Liu Ye shook his head and said with a smile, "You haven't changed at all, just as stubborn as before. You choose to do things even though it is clear all the effort will produce no result."
As he said that, he moved his horse and killed Ao Wushuang's king. He said, "You lose."
Ao Wushuang was silent for a long time. She stood up and walked out without saying a word. When she reached the door, she suddenly turned around and said, "You won the game just because a pawn can only take one step forward each move even after crossing the river, according to the rules of chess. Although you can also design a rule for all creatures, which in your eyes are only chess pieces, and force them to follow your plan... "
Ao Wushuang sneered and continued, "Don't forget, a pawn is dead, and a person is alive! Even if Li Yundong is but a pawn that has already crossed the river, he has always been strong enough to change the rules and the situation. He is no longer the novice we once knew! Do you think that when he can only take one step, he is likely to take two steps in succession and kill you!? Besides... Li Yundong is as talented as Wang Yuanshan, but far less pedantic and stubborn than the latter. If you want to take advantage of him, your plan may backfire!"
As she spoke, Ao Wushuang seemed to sigh with emotion. She looked up at the vast starry sky and said, "This kind of person is usually unknown, but when you suddenly give him an opportunity, he will take advantage of it and morph into a dragon! Now, although he is crouching in this world and busy with mundane tasks, one day when he suddenly soars into the sky, the entirety of heaven will be shocked, and your so-called situation will be turned upside down by him!"
Ao Wushuang lowered his head and said sarcastically, "When that day comes... you will find that the situation had never really been grasped by you! Moreover, think about it carefully. Has he always act as you wanted him to?"
Liu Ye smiled and said, "Let's wait and see!"
Ao Wushuang snorted, and a sharp light suddenly flashed in her eyes. "I don't care what you are going to do or whether you are going to resurrect the Heavenly Mystery Fox, but if you dare to get my apprentice involved, I will definitely kill you!"
Liu Ye remained calm. After Ao Wushuang had disappeared into the night, he frowned. Her words kept echoing in his ears like a big bell.
Liu Ye muttered to himself, "Will the situation... develop according to my plan?"
Liu Ye thought of all the horrible talents and incredible fighting abilities that Li Yundong had shown since he started cultivating. At this moment, his heart could not help but waver. But at this time, a middle-aged man with a goatee came out of the inner room. This man was Wan Zhenyuan. He looked in the direction of Ao Wushuang's departure and said in a low voice, "What's the matter? Do you want to continue? Even your apprentice has to be right with you!"
Liu Ye's hesitation only lasted for a moment. He quickly focused his eyes again and said in a low voice, "I've been working hard for 15 years, and I'm about to succeed. I can't give up now! Since I did such a big thing on Mount Qingcheng, how can I stop halfway? There's no turning back!"
With this, Liu Ye turned his head and looked coldly at Wan Zhenyuan. "Contact the six major sects and the Zhengyi School. Also, put the news out to Mount Qingcheng! Next month, the inauguration ceremony of the Spirit Palace Sect will be held. At that time, the Zichun House will take over the position of the head of the Spirit Palace Sect. The Zhengyi School will definitely not let her take over easily. Moreover, since Li Yundong has such a close relationship with the Zichun House, he will definitely not stand idly by. Hey, the Zhengyi School regards this ceremony as an event that they planned to unify the cultivation world. At that time, the ten golden bodies will definitely be gathered together, which will be our best opportunity!"
Wan Zhenyuan snorted and said, "To unify the cultivation world... They're dreaming!" Then he turned around and walked into the shadows again.
At the same time, Zi Yuan was quietly standing beside a pine tree in the Taoist field of the Spirit Palace, which was located on the side of Mount Longhu. The pine tree beside her leaned off the cliff. Under the lush and thick canopy, there was a mirror-like stone lying quietly, engraved with a few words which read: Obelisk of Fengchen.
Zi Yuan stood silently in the moonlight, leaning against the stone and pine. Her figure was ethereal and elegant, and her clothes fluttered. She looked like an immortal.
While she was quietly looking at the sea of clouds outside the cliff, she suddenly heard footsteps behind her. She didn't look back and asked lightly, "Have you found it?"
Ruan Hongling shook her head in disappointment. "No, Senior Sister Zi Yuan, did you remember wrongly?"
Zi Yuan suddenly turned her head and said with a surprised expression, "No? Impossible. My master told me that this magic treasure is hidden under the mountain spring of the Spiritual Palace Temple behind the Obelisk of Fengchen!"
Ruan Hongling frowned and said, "I've searched all of them and even turned into a Yin Spirit to search the ground. If I continue going through it, I'm afraid that the Earth God will come out to find trouble with me. Senior Sister Zi Yuan, why did you call me out in the middle of the night? What on earth are you looking for?"
Zi Yuan's dark brows furrowed slightly. She pondered for a moment, and her brows were full of sadness.
Ruan Hongling took a step forward, took her arm, and said, "Senior Sister, at least tell me! I am your little sister!"
Zi Yuan raised her eyebrows and said with a smile, "Is there any relationship between you and me? You fool! What I asked you to find is a magic treasure that my master secretly left behind before."
Ruan Hongling immediately smiled in surprise and said, "Really? Did you save a trick before your ascension? Well, well, well, the three major magic treasures of our Spirit Palace Sect have been destroyed. The Sky-reaching Glass Mirror and the purple gold and jade plate have been destroyed, and only the Vast Universe Sword is left. But such magic treasures are still in the hands of Li Yundong and Ao Wushuang. The three magic treasures of our Spirit Palace Sect are real, and it will be a great loss if word gets out. At that time, the head will take over the ceremony. If the sect wants us to take out these three ancestral magic treasures and we can't do so, we will be in big trouble!"
Zi Yuan nodded slightly and said, "It's not if, but when. A real sect will definitely make us take out these three magic treasures. If we can't take them out, they will take the opportunity to intervene in the internal affairs of our sect and take away my right to take over as head, and then annex our Spirit Palace Sect."
Ruan Hongling's expression changed drastically. "Ah? So what should we do?"
Zi Yuan said, "So, I have to find a magic treasure left by my master. He once told me to take out this magic treasure if there were any terrible dangers or difficulties. But don't let others know, otherwise, there will be a great disaster."
Ruan Hongling became more and more curious. "What kind of magic treasure is it?"
Zi Yuan paused before saying in an extremely solemn tone, "The Mirror of Heaven and Earth!"
Ruan Hongling was shocked. She took a deep breath and said in horror, "What? Does that magic weapon really exist? Isn't, isn't that the magic weapon used by Primus in the legends?"
Zi Yuan sighed slightly and said, "I used to think that the Immortal Pen was a legendary magic treasure and did not exist. But now?"
Ruan Hongling couldn't help but ask, "Then why is this magic treasure no longer around? Is it because I didn't find it? I'm going to look for it again!"
Ruan Hongling was impatient. After saying that, she immediately turned around and ran away.
But after a long time, she came back dejectedly. When Zi Yuan saw her, she knew that she hadn't found it. She sighed slightly and said, "Forget it, if you can't find it, then you can't find it. More than nine years have passed, maybe it has been taken away by some fated person. I just hope... Alas!"
Ruan Hongling asked with interest, "What do you only hope for?"
Zi Yuan sighed slightly and said, "I only hope that the person who obtained it will keep a low profile. Otherwise... he will definitely bring about a great disaster!"
Ruan Hongling asked casually, "Why? Is it okay to have such good magic treasure?"
Zi Yuan shook her head and said, "The Mirror of Heaven and Earth is known as a supreme Taoist magic treasure. It is known for being the best cultivation tool in the world. Although no one has used it, it is enough to attract countless cultivators to fight for it. Innocent men get into trouble because of their wealth!"
Only then did Ruan Hongling understand, but she quickly asked curiously, "But, Senior Sister Zi Yuan, why are you looking for the magic treasure at this time?"
Zi Yuan sighed softly, and her eyebrows were full of sadness. "There is still one month before the inauguration ceremony for the head of the sect. At that time, there will definitely be a new round of open and secret struggles, and there will certainly be a contest of martial arts. How can the Orthodox Sect, the Qingcheng Sect, and other sects all be willing to suffer such a big loss? Next time, they will definitely send out jinshen masters in the sect, and I'm afraid that the world's famous ten jinshens will also appear! Moreover, the world is so big. Apart from the ten jinshen masters, how many jinshens are hidden around? Only the seventh-level jinshen masters, the eighth-level lightning retribution masters, and the ninth-level jinxian masters are above the lightning retribution masters?"
"At that time, our Spirit Palace Sect will invade and there will be no strong reinforcements outside. It would be difficult for the two of us alone. How could we deal with it?"
Ruan Hongling couldn't help but ask, "But Li Yundong will help us, won't he?"
Zi Yuan shook her head slightly and said, "That's what I'm worried about! Although Li Yundong's temperament changed after he came out of the Spirit Space and he changed from a young and inexperienced kid to a man with a calm, grandmaster-like temperament, his temperament of loyalty and righteousness has not changed. With his character, he will definitely help, but if he takes action, will he defeat a jinshen master?"
Ruan Hongling was stunned. She was also a cultivator with high cultivation, and she knew that although Li Yundong's cultivation was powerful and abnormal, he was facing a bottleneck, which was the gap between the Yang God Realm and the Golden Body Realm. After passing this barrier, he would be a renowned Great Cultivator, a Great Spiritual Master, a Great Master!
No matter how powerful a Yang Spirit Master was, he would still suffer a great loss if he encountered a jinshen expert! In the cultivation world, it was even said that ten Yang Spirits would be unable to defeat a jinshen master!
Ruan Hongling tentatively asked Zi Yuan, "So... you want to find the mirror and give it to Li Yundong?"
Zi Yuan sighed softly and said, "Yes, I believe that with such a magic treasure, he should be able to pass this bottleneck... Unfortunately, human will is not as strong as God's will!"
Ruan Hongling asked curiously, "But, Senior Sister Zi Yuan, why didn't you use it yourself before?"
Zi Yuan smiled and said, "My master once said that I can't use this magic treasure because I'm not a lucky person. Only those who have the Dharmakaya of gods or have the fortune of heaven and earth can use it. Otherwise, there will be a great disaster."
Ruan Hongling sighed and said, "Isn't Master a scourge? Fortunately, Master didn't tell me the news. Otherwise, if I had known that I had such a powerful magic treasure and didn't use it, I would definitely go crazy! Senior Sister Zi Yuan, you are still so powerful that you can bear it and don't want to use it!"
Zi Yuan smiled faintly. She subconsciously touched the Wind Dust Rocks beside her and said, "Since we haven't found it, let's go back."
Ruan Hongling couldn't help but ask in surprise, "What about the inauguration ceremony for the head of the sect in a month's time?"
Zi Yuan slightly frowned and said, "I don't know... If it doesn't work, the Linggong Sect will die in front of me!"
Ruan Hongling suddenly jumped up and said, "How could that happen?"
Zi Yuan sighed lightly and smiled helplessly at Ruan Hongling, "Even the sun, moon, mountains, and rivers will be extinct one day, let alone a sect. If God wants to destroy our sect, no one can stop it."
Ruan Hongling said without thinking, "Li Yundong must have a way!"
Zi Yuanqi asked, "What can he do?"
Ruan Hongling was stunned and said with a little anger, "I don't know, but I think he must have a way."
Zi Yuan shook her head and laughed. "Don't be silly. How can he get involved in the affairs of our sect? Let's go back!"
After that, she pulled Ruan Hongling, and they turned into beams of green light and flew into the air.
When In the air, Zi Yuan couldn't help but look down at the Obelisk of Fengchen that had turned to gravel under her feet. She couldn't help but wonder, "Li Yundong, does he really have a way?"