Unparalleled After Ten Consecutive Draws - Chapter 432
“W-what kind of tea leaf is this?”
Honorable Xuan Qi, who just became a Sage, stared at the tea he was holding. He was stunned at how this cup of tea had replaced decades’ worth of his hard work.
Even consuming a spiritual marrow would not achieve this, let alone normal tea.
“This is the Dao Enlightening Tea. Fellow Forefathers, Honorable Teacher, please help yourselves to it. I still have some here as well,” Chu Kuangren said as he took out another box of tea leaves.
Everyone looked at the tea leaves excitedly.
“Kuangren, I think it’s best that you keep something so precious to yourself. I believe that it’ll benefit you more.”
Honorable Xuan Qi said.
The other Forefathers came back to their senses and nodded too.
“Don’t worry, Honorable Teacher. There are still better ones over at my place. This Dao Enlightening Tea can help everyone here reach a Great Sage’s level quicker, so please accept them and help yourselves.”
Chu Kuangren’s words gave Honorable Xuan Qi no choice but to accept the tea leaves.
After that, everyone started to ask him about the Heavenly Punishment Seal.
Similar to others, they were extremely worried as well. That was because Chu Kuangren was no longer just a mere Sect Leader of the Black Heaven Sect to them. He had contributed too much for the Black Heaven Sect, just too much…
There was no one within the sect that did not adore and respect him.
Even the Sages felt the same as well.
“Don’t worry, everyone. I have my own means of dealing with the Heavenly Punishment Seal.”
Chu Kuangren replied. After he had given them the tea leaves and chatted with them for a while, he stood up and left.
The few Sages exchanged glances as they looked at his silhouette.
“I thought that our Sect Leader would be devastated, but he looked very calm and relaxed. There was no hint of sadness on his face.”
“This guy has such a rock-steady Daoist core.”
Honorable Xuan Qi was silent for a while. Then, he said with a resolute look in his eyes, “I believe Kuangren will recover from this.”
When Chu Kuangren returned to the Daoist Palace, the smell of food wafted up to his nose.
He looked toward the source of that scent, only to find Gu Linglong and Lil Bing cooking. The sight of that caught Chu Kuangren by surprise.
“I’m cooking, of course.”
Gu Linglong blinked and replied.
Now that Chu Kuangren had no access to his spiritual power, his physical needs were exactly the same as an ordinary person. For example, he would feel hungry if he did not eat for a whole day. As such, Gu Linglong decided to cook for him.
She had already made up her mind.
If Chu Kuangren could never recover, she would be willing to stay by his side as a regular person and accompany him throughout the rest of his life.
As if he had figured out her intention, he said, “Thank you.”
“What for? We’re husband and wife. Do we even need to bother with courtesy?”
Gu Linglong snapped at him.
“I’ll have a taste of this soup you made.”
With a smile, Chu Kuangren grabbed a spoon beside him and took a sip of the soup. His face immediately turned pale before it turned green…
Chu Kuangren hurriedly looked for water.
He looked at the bowl of soup on the table strangely.
‘Humans drink this thing?’
‘It tastes salty and spicy at the same time. It’s too much!’
“Um, this is my first time cooking. I may not have gotten the hang of it yet. But don’t you worry, I’ll definitely learn to be a better cook in the future.”
Gu Linglong said with a face full of determination.
Unfortunately, she did not seem to have any talent for cooking at all. For the next few days, no one dared to touch the dishes she prepared.
Chu Kuangren could usually stay calm despite standing in the face of millions of powerful foes. However, he would turn pale as soon as he heard Gu Linglong’s voice calling him to the table. Going to the dining table was akin to going to an execution ground for him.
After several days, Chu Kuangren finally could not stand it any longer.
He was going to go into closed-door meditation!
In order to never taste Gu Linglong’s scary cooking ever again and prevent her from ever entering the kitchen, Chu Kuangren had decided to go into closed-door meditation! No matter what, he must find a way to unlock that d*mn Heavenly Punishment Seal!
With his Immortal Body, Chu Kuangren would not die from starvation even though he had been cut off from his spiritual power. After he had notified everyone about this point and assured them about him being in closed-door meditation for too long, he got started.
However, no one would have expected that his closed-door meditation session would last for three full years.
Towering Heaven Palace.
It was snowing again at the beginning of the new year.
Gu Linglong, Lan Yu, and Lil Bing were sitting in the courtyard enjoying the view of the snow.
The snow covered everything in white.
“It’s been three years since the Black Heaven Sect withdrew itself from the world.” Lil Bing suddenly lamented.
Sitting beside her, both Gu Linglong and Lan Yu nodded slightly.
“That’s right. It has already been three years.”
Although three years had passed, it was not long, so to speak.
For most cultivators, three years could go by within the blink of an eye. However, Black Heaven Sect was not the same without Chu Kuangren. To them, three years felt like a very long time.
“By the way, Lil Bing, how are Jun Yi and the others doing? Judging by the time of the year, I think it’s about time that they return,” Gu Linglong asked curiously.
Jun Yi was one of the Black Heaven Sect’s Daoists who was closer to Lil Bing than the others. They had kept in contact with each other all this while.
In the past two years, Nangong Huang, Jun Yi, and the others had achieved the goal that Chu Kuangren had set for them in the beginning. It was to reach the Honorable Supreme Realm within a year. After that, the few Daoists left the Black Heaven Sect and traveled out into the world.
During these past two years, they would return to the Black Heaven Sect occasionally.
They would visit the Heavenly Towering Palace every time they were back.
“They’re doing well, I suppose. I heard that they’ve gained quite some fame in the outside world. A few days ago, Nangong Huang even defeated an empyrean walker.”
“Oh, is that so?”
Lan Yu chuckled. “He used to be no match for the empyrean walkers, but it seems like he’s improving quite well these days.”
“Well, no matter how fast they improve, they will always end up beaten by Lan Yu every time they come back to challenge her.” Gu Linglong chuckled beside them.
Lan Yu’s strength has improved rapidly in these past three years.
Coupling her Supreme Daoist Physique with the many resources at Black Heaven Sect at her disposal, she had since passed the ascension trial and become a Boundary Sage.
It was the same with the other Daoists as well.
The only thing different was the gap in their combat strength.
“Also, any news about the sky-prides from the Nine Heavens?”
Gu Linglong asked.
A group of sky-prides from the Nine Heavens had appeared during the past three years. Their background seemed incredibly strong, and they even defeated all the empyrean walkers at one point.
“What else can they do besides traveling around?”
Lil Bing said.
The sky-prides from the Nine Heavens came to the Firmament Star with only one goal — to find the various Emperors’ Opportunity of Fortune to increase their chance of becoming one.
In these three years, many Opportunities of Fortune that the Emperors of Old left behind had continuously appeared, allowing countless sky-prides the chance to obtain them.
With the Emperor’s Opportunities of Fortune in their possession, the combat strength of those sky-prides became incredibly terrifying. Even the Sages of the older generation were no match for them.
The Firmament Star today had long belonged to the sky-prides, especially the younger ones who had become Sages. Even the Sage Rulers were cautious of them.
“Oh, there is still one thing worth mentioning. Some time ago, Murong Xuan was ranked among the top-fifty in the Soaring Dragon Leaderboard. He’s ranked forty-ninth, two places higher than Nangong Huang.”
“What about the number one rank in the Soaring Dragon Leaderboard? Any changes to that?”
“Nope, it’s still blank.” Lil Bing replied.
The Soaring Dragon Leaderboard was the greatest change that had happened in the last three years. That leaderboard was created by the world-best divine predictor’s personal deduction of the fate of the heavens. The leaderboard was currently hung above the Divine Predictor Pavilion.
However, it was interesting to see that the first ranking in the Soaring Dragon Leaderboard was left blank for the past three years.
The predictor mentioned that he was waiting for someone.
Waiting for someone who truly deserved to be ranked the first in the world!