I Have Countless Legendary Swords!
Chapter 119 - Juemo Wasteland
Chapter 119 - Juemo Wasteland
Fighting to succeed the throne?
The group became even more alarmed. If Wei Suantian was sent by the Empress, this question must’ve been asked with the intention to kill.
“No,” Zhou Xuanji answered calmly.
He wasn’t scared. He merely did not want to.
Used to being so carefree, he did not want the colossal empire to become his burden.
That burden would have drained him more than his age would.
Having heard that, Wei Suantian’s smile disappeared. It seemed that he did not like Zhou Xuanji’s answer.
“To become Great Zhou’s Emperor and rule over billions of people. Such a supreme authority does not fancy you?”
Wei Suantian asked. He stared at Zhou Xuanji, as though he was afraid that Zhou Xuanji would lie.
“Supreme authority? Is Great Zhou Empire the greatest in the Northern Wilderness Region?
Zhou Xuanji asked with a raised brow. He was not afraid to offend Wei Suantian.
He figured out that Wei Suantian was sent by the emperor.
Ever since Lady Zhao Xuan threw him into the river, he was determined to have no blood-relation with the Emperor.
Previously he still intended to use the Emperor to deal with the Empress. But now, it seemed that there was no longer a need.
He the confidence to do it himself.
Wei Suantian fell silent. He realized that he underestimated Zhou Xuanji’s determination.
He sighed deeply and said, “If you don’t fight for it, you might not live to that day.”
“The Emperor will ascend in at most five years. After that, Great Zhou will become Zhou Yalong’s. You will have no place in the empire.”
Only at this point did everyone realize that Wei Suantian was here to help Zhou Xuanji.
He sounded like Emperor Yan of Zhou favored Zhou Xuanji to take the throne?
Zhou Xuanji sat under the giant tree and said without a care, “His ascension is his problem. I can deal with the Sword Monarch now, you think I will be afraid of Zhou Yalong?”
Five years later, Zhou Xuanji will surely become much more powerful!
How would he be afraid of Zhou Yalong?
He looked up at Wei Suantian and continued, “Thank you for your good intention. If you had not helped back then, I would not be who I am today.”
Wei Suantian was stunned.
“You remember what happened back then?” He asked in astonishment.
He thought about it again. The prince before him had already become the well-known Sword Emperor of Great Zhou. He likely remembered what happened when he was two years old.
He shook his head with a bitter smile, “You are devilish indeed. Compared to you, Zhou Yalong looked like an ordinary person. No wonder the emperor favored you so greatly.”
Zhou Xuanji frowned. He did not like Wei Suantian’s tone.
It sounded as though the Emperor treated him well.
He asked, “Official Wei, do you have any other matter?”
Wei Suantian understood that he was not welcomed, so he smiled and was prepared to leave.
He took three steps and stopped suddenly to leave a word behind, “Be careful. Xinhao Sect Lord’s hatred is on you. He has sent out Xinhao Sect’s top prodigy Huang Ming to come after you.”
After that, he turned into white smoke and disappeared.
Jiang Xue, Xiao Jinghong, and the rest came to Zhou Xuanji.
“Master, Huang Ming is difficult to deal with. In the battle with Zhou Yalong back then, although he was sneak-attacked, he could still badly injure Zhou Yalong. His prowess is truly terrifying.”
“Wei Suantian can find us. Should we relocate?”
“Emperor Yan of Zhou wanted to nurture you to become the Emperor? And you rejected?”
“Master, is there a scheme? To lure you into the royal city of Great Zhou.”
The group asked without stop and made Zhou Xuanji a headache.
He stared at the group and said unpleasantly, “Every one of you! Continue with your training. I have my plans!”
Xiao Jinghong, Zhao Congjian, Beixiao Wangjian, Han Shenbo, Huang Lianxin, and the little black snake was frightened immediately. They left quickly and did not dare to linger.
Jiang Xue sat beside Zhou Xuanji. She did not ask, but only hugged his right arm quietly.
“Seems like we need to be relocated.”
Zhou Xuanji mumbled to himself. Since Wei Suantian could find him, he risked being exposed.
Next, the plan was to fully recover from his injuries and focus on his cultivation. Then, he would wait for the express to make his way to Merciful Melody Cliff.
Jiang Xue leaned on Zhou Xuanji’s shoulder and smiled, “Actually, I would love to follow you around the world to see everything the world has to offer.”
Zhou Xuanji glanced at her jokingly, “My girl has grown up.”
Jiang Xue heard him and immediately sat up straight. She pinched his waist with a dangerous smile.
Six days later.
Zhou Xuanji and the rest began their journey towards the Juemo Wasteland.
Juemo Wasteland was outside Great Zhou’s territory. It was extremely chaotic there because people from every empire resides, even great demons that shook the heavens were there.
Since the Empress intended to go to Merciful Melody Cliff, she would surely pass by Juemo Wasteland.
Juemo Wasteland was vast, even larger than a kingdom.
The group strolled as though they were touring.
Along the way, Xiao Jinghong was in charge of teaching Zhao Congjian. Zhao Congjian taught Beixiao Wangjian, and Beixiao Wangjian taught Huang Lianxin. Of course, their timings were staggered.
Zhou Xuanji would give some pointers occasionally, but most of the time he was training.
Han Shenbo had already been unsealed. But to recover his entire cultivation, it would still take him some time.
The little black snake, Ah Big, and Small Er’s power were increasing steadily.
As a demon, other than cultivation, another way to become powerful quickly was to devour other demons.
The three of them have already begun eating. Although Zhou Xuanji did not like it, he did not stop them.
It was their nature after all.
“Little Black, follow it. It anything bad happens to it, you will pay with your life.”
Zhou Xuanji took out the Three-eyed Drought Rodent and instructed the little black snake.
As its cultivation grew, the little black snake’s body shrunk back to half a meter. It was really peculiar.
The little black snake heard and stared at him, “So, if it dies just by walking, is it also my problem?”
“It dies and you die. It has meat to eat and you will eat too. From now onwards, both of you shall coexist.” Zhou Xuanji replied expressionlessly.
A cold shiver went down the little snake’s body. “I didn’t cause any trouble recently?” It said, trembling.
Zhou Xuanji walked pass it and snorted, “I’m in a bad mood.”
The little black snake opened its eyes wide. What kind of reason is that?
The others heard and laughed.
And so, the little black snake escorted the Three-eyed Drought Rodent on their journey to find treasure.
During the long journey, it would be good to find some treasure.
After the battle at the Sword Monarch’s Pinnacle, Zhou Xuanji realized the importance of having a strong physique.
He decided to focus on cultivating the Sword Qi Golden Body Incantation, and this required him to pile up rare materials and treasures.
Eight months went by quickly.
Zhou Xuanji’s cultivation broke through to Inner Pellet Level Seven, while he was still attempting to reach the fourth level of Sword Qi Golden Body Incantation, Golden Invincibility!
They finally came to the region bordering the Juemo Wasteland. Standing on the hill and looked afar, the dust and wind pervaded the land. They could not see the end of the wasteland.
Other than the mountains behind them, they could see silhouettes of mountains in front.
Xiao Jinghong sighed in relief, “We are finally out. Speaking of which, it’s my first time leaving the region surrounding Great Zhou.”
The others were excited too.
The Great Zhou Empire was vast but it was considered small compared to the Northern Wilderness Region.
At this moment, a flying knife was shot at them from the front with extreme speed, reaching Zhou Xuanji and the rest from 10,000 meters away in an instant.