Chapter 19: Xing Hongxuan’s Gift, Ninth Level of the Foundation Establishment Realm for All Six Attributes
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Han Jue began inheriting Nine Dragons Devil Expelling Seal once he had returned to his cave abode.
It was the third magic he had learned so far. But the first two were sword techniques. This was different.
As the memory of the technique flowed into him, he quickly processed the information.
Nine Dragons Devil Expelling Seal was similar to a palm technique. But it was unique in the sense that it formed a seal that could expel devils.
And activating this magic with spirit energy of different attributes would have different effects.
Although Han Jue didn’t possess a top-notch potential in sealing techniques, his unparalleled cultivation potential made his learning smooth.
Seven days later.
Han Jue had finally inherited the magic.
It was very close to the inner sect assessment. The coaching elder of each peak had submitted the list of participants.
Chang Yue’er visited him to tell him the rules of the assessment.
Each peak would set up an arena, and disciples would go from peak to peak to compete. When the top ten emerged, they would compete in the inner sect city for everyone in the sect to spectate.
Han Jue liked it.
This way, he would only need to fight about four times. Even if he attracted attention, it wouldn’t last.
“Junior, the personal disciples from each peak are having a banquet. Do you want to go?” Chang Yue’er asked.
Interestingly, Chang Yue’er was also Fairy Xi Xuan’s personal disciple.
Han Jue suspected they were relatives.
He felt that Chang Yue’er’s potential was only mediocre.
“No, you can go if you want to.”
Han Jue shook his head. Conflict would easily break out in a banquet with disciples from different peaks. Especially near the inner sect assessment, all of them would want their own peak to look good.
Chang Yue’er shook her head and left.
Han Jue continued practicing the Nine Dragons Devil Expelling Seal.
Although he had already learned it, he wanted to gain complete mastery as he did with his sword techniques.
After all, the remaining time wasn’t enough to cultivate further.
Days passed like that.
And the inner sect assessment finally began.
The thirteen disciples taking part in the assessment stood before the Jade Serene Hall. A wooden notice hanging on the hall gate displayed the venues and timings for each disciple.
Everyone had to compete on the first day.
Han Jue’s first match was at Tian Zhu Peak.
Tian Zhu Peak was among the top three in the sect. They were strong.
The timing was noon on the second day.
After taking note of it, Han Jue quickly returned to his cave abode.
But he saw someone unexpected at the entrance.
It had been decades. She looked even more elegant in the Jade Pure Sect Daoist robes.
Xing Hongxuan called out in surprise and scurried over.
Speechless, Han Jue moved back as he complained, “Miss, I’m not, so don’t call me that!”
Xing Hongxuan covered her mouth and laughed. “Didn’t we agree on this back in the outer sect?”
Helpless, Han Jue said frankly, “I was just putting on a show. If I rejected you, you would have killed me.”
“But I took it seriously. When I met the Sect Master, I was worried that you would have already exposed me. However, you didn’t. You gave me the opportunity to confess. Only then did I have the opportunity to rejoin the Jade Pure Sect and obtain my current status.”
Xing Hongxuan smiled. She took out a jade bottle from her sleeve and said, “This is a Jade Pure Pill. It’s suitable for Foundation Establishment realm cultivators to increase their cultivation. I haven’t reached the Foundation Establishment realm yet, so you can use it first. I’m currently cultivating with Daoist Jingxu and will receive this pill regularly.”
Han Jue was stunned.
Xing Hongxuan stuffed the bottle into his hand and said, “Work hard during the inner sect assessment. I didn’t expect my husband to be a genius. My aptitude is average, but I will try my best to help you in the future. If my husband reaches the Nascent Soul realm, he won’t mistreat me, right?”
Her smile was very sweet and pure, without the slightest hint of a fiendish cultivator.
Han Jue didn’t know if he should reject.
Xing Hongxuan suddenly turned around and left. She performed flying sword technique and disappeared into the clouds.
She didn’t give him a chance to reject!
When Han Jue returned to his cave abode, he opened the bottle and found seven Jade Pure Pills inside.
Swallowed one, he was pleasantly surprised to find a huge amount of Spirit Qi entering his body. He hurriedly circulated his spirit power to refine it.
An hour later.
He had completed refining all the Spirit Qi into water spirit energy. It was as good as half a month of cultivation.
With his aptitude, half a month of cultivation was equivalent to several years of cultivation for others.
“This pill is so powerful. Is this the treatment of a core candidate?”
Han Jue was secretly shocked.
He had underestimated Xing Hongxuan’s favorability towards him.
At the same time, he was quite puzzled. So, she’s able to receive such treatment only by providing information about Viridescent Nether Cult’s operations in the Ten Thousand Demon Realm?
Xing Hongxuan was only a Qi Refinement cultivator active in the outer sect previously. How did she find out the secrets of the Viridescent Nether Cult?
It seemed that her identity wasn’t as simple as he had imagined.
Han Jue didn’t think too much and continued to take the Jade Pure Pills.
After three pills, his water cultivation potential had successfully reached the ninth level of the Foundation Establishment realm.
He converted all the remaining Jade Pure Pills into earth spirit energy and successfully reached the ninth level of the Foundation Establishment realm for it too.
At this point, all six types of cultivation potentials had reached the ninth level of the Foundation Establishment realm!
He scanned outside with his divine sense and saw it was already late at night.
“What a powerful Jade Pure Pill. No wonder alchemists have such a high status.”
Han Jue thought silently and suddenly had an idea.
At Main Peak.
In a dark hall.
Xing Hongxuan sat in front of an elderly female Daoist.
She was Daoist Jingxu.
“Don’t you regret giving the Jade Pure Pills to that boy from the Jade Serene Peak?” Daoist Jingxu asked.
Xing Hongxuan said in a soft voice, “I don’t regret it. I have fallen into the trap of love.”
“Just because he has good looks?”
“Isn’t that enough?”
“His looks are indeed outstanding. In all my life, I have never seen a man who is better looking than him. I feel that it isn’t worth it for you to help him just because of his looks.”
“His aptitude is also very outstanding. When I first saw him, he hadn’t started cultivating yet. But I heard from the Sect Master that he’s already at the ninth level of the Foundation Establishment realm.”
Daoist Jingxu frowned and fell into deep thought.
Such talent was indeed…
Puzzled, she asked, “Why haven’t I heard of him all these years?”
Xing Hongxuan answered, “Sect Master said he kept a low profile. Ever since he entered the inner sect, he has been busy cultivating in seclusion. Previously, the Sect Master wanted to give him an opportunity, but he rejected it because he was afraid of death.”
Daoist Jingxu teased, “If he was afraid of death, how could he have such an experience? It seems like he’s very determined and confident in himself.”
Xing Hongxuan nodded.
Thinking of Han Jue’s extremely handsome face, her face turned slightly red.
“It seems I have to pay more attention to him,” Daoist Jingxu said with a half-smile.
Han Jue set off for Tian Zhu Peak.
He stood on the flying sword with a conflicted expression.
What should I do today?
I can’t seem too strong.
With a ninth-level Foundation Establishment cultivation for all six attributes and unparalleled sword techniques, Han Jue really didn’t think anyone could compete with him.
He had heard that the highest cultivation level of this assessment’s candidates was only at the ninth level of the Foundation Establishment realm.
Disciples with higher cultivation levels had already finished their apprenticeship or become personal disciples, elite disciples, or core disciples. They didn’t need the reward from the assessment.
With the same cultivation, Han Jue felt that he couldn’t lose.
[Detected that the Jade Pure Sect inner sect assessment is about to begin. You have the following choices.]