Mu Lingxi did not want to affect Zhang Ruochen with her mood. Upon hearing his words, she immediately laughed. Her crystal red lips formed a fascinating curve. “Yes. Someone invited me to join the Sword Technique Conference, so why not? Besides, I’ll see you there, so I’ll definitely go.”
Hearing her say it, he could figure out the overall picture.
“Mu Lingxi must have also been invited by Saint Lady. Otherwise, she, as Demonic Saintess, would be taking a great risk going to the Yin and Yang Sect.
“Saint Lady has invited both the young master of the Black Market and the Demonic Saintess. All descendants of the Saint Gentries probably also received her invitation.
“What on earth does she want to do?
“Were those rumors all true? Saint Lady is Empress Chi Yao’s person?
“Since Saint Lady personally issued an imperial edict to invite talents of the world, there would probably be a fierce struggle during the Sword Technique Conference on the ninth day of September.
“Would the Sword Technique Conference give birth to an unparalleled person like Sword Emperor?
“Would it become a symbol of prosperity, with many talents and saints coming forth in large numbers since the foundation of the First Central Empire?”
He had not seen Saint Lady before, but he had begun to be vigilant. He suspected that she represented the imperial court and she was probably Chi Yao’s person.
“Can you hug me before I leave?”
Mu Lingxi’s eyes were like two gems of spirituality. She stared at Zhang Ruochen tenderly with a faint blush on her white cheeks.
He watched the delicate and charming expression in her eyes. He hesitated and then finally went over and stretched out his arms to embrace her tender body.
She snuggled her cheek against his chest with a sweet smile, as if the whole world had become very quiet.
After an undetermined period of time, they separated. Then, he sent her out of the Scroll World.
During the half-year, Blackie, Guoguo, and the monster ape had not been idle. They had already devoured the Black Skeleton Flood Dragon King.
The Black Skeleton Flood-dragon King was a Sixth Level Savage Beast—comparable to a Half-Saint. Its body was huge.
Its flesh and blood contained rich Holy Qi that was more precious than panaceas.
More importantly, Guoguo and the monster ape spent most of their time in the Scroll World. Thus, their practicing time was ten times longer.
Just because of this, their practice proceeded at a shocking speed.
The monster ape had reached the Eighth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm. Furthermore, it had refined the Five Elements Spirit Treasure, practiced Treasured Bodies of Double Spirits, and was breaking through to Treasured Body of Three Spirits.
Besides, it had the giant monster ape archaean spirit’s Blood Meridian, so its physical quality was really tough.
Therefore, it was completely comparable to Saintly Beings within the same realm.
Now, the monster ape was standing before Zhang Ruochen. Its body was like a hill, emitting magical black light. With a roar, it was able to burst out formidable strength.
A vast wind gushed out of its mouth.
Because he stood under the monster ape, his hair and clothes were blown upward, and he flew backward about ten meters. He looked up and faintly felt a powerful pressure. “Beyond expectation, the monster ape has reached the Eighth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm.”
Even though Zhang Ruochen had broken through to the Fourth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm, he might not get a good result if he fought with it.
Blackie lay on the desk and gave him a contemptuous look. “It and the rabbit have almost finished the plentiful refining resources you put in the Scroll World, such as the Blood of Wood Spirit, flood dragon blood, Dragon Pearl, and savage beasts. The result? It only practiced to the Third Level Heaven of ” Elder Devil’s Ten Skies “. It has not awakened its archaean blood meridian. What a jerk!”
The archaean survival of the Eighth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm had a formidable fighting ability. It was powerful enough to be a Half-Saint’s saddle or a guardian fighting beast of some big family.
However, Blackie was dissatisfied with the monster ape’s performance.
After all, the monster ape had devoured a lot of resources and had practiced top-class exercises. Besides, Blackie had given it careful instructions. Its current performance had not yet been amazing, in fact, it was barely satisfactory.
The monster ape did not dare to retort but lowered its head.
Zhang Ruochen looked at Greedy Rabbit and discovered that it had broken through to the Seventh Change in the Fish-dragon Realm. It seemed to have changed into a strong warbeast.
Greedy Rabbit did not have archaean meridian blood like the monster ape, but it had devoured Di Yi’s Demon’s Heart and refined a magical body pill inside.
With just the body pill, it was already completely comparable with the Saintly Beings within the same realm.
Besides, it had also refined some Five Elements Spirit Treasure and practiced “Treasured Body of Water Spirit”. Thus, it might be a little more powerful than the common Saintly Being.
Zhang Ruochen laughed and said, “They practiced at a surprising speed. If the Lord of Flood Dragon’s flesh and blood was completely consumed, they should be able to break through to the Ninth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm within five years.”
Although Greedy Rabbit and the monster ape had eaten all of the Lord of Flood Dragon, they had only disgested a part of the energy, and a lot of energy was still hidden inside.
As long as they completely absorbed its flesh and blood, their cultivations would definitely improve.
Zhang Ruochen changed the subject and said, “Although they have powerful cultivation, they still can’t fight with monks. You have to teach them some martial techniques. In doing so, they can display their strength more skillfully. Armed with only brute force, they will be easily defeated by human warriors.”
The monster ape and Greedy Rabbit were indeed tough, and they were comparable with the Saintly Beings.
However, if they really fought with Saintly Beings, the opposite could easily defeat them with a move.
Saintly Beings not only had powerful strength but were also good at exerting power. They could display any martial technique to the acme of perfection, which would be powerful enough to knock the monster ape and Greedy Rabbit silly.
However, if the Saintly Being was one realm or two realms inferior to them, they would still able to defeat the Saintly Beings.
After all, the realm was a kind of advantage. If the gap was too big, they would not be able to turn the tables even with subtle martial techniques.
Blackie smiled and said, “They’re practicing ‘Elder Devil’s Ten Skies’ and ‘Sky Swallowing Knack’, which have exercises and several unique techniques. If they can practice successfully, they will be able to exert enormous power.”
“If they can have a Holy Armour or master a Holy Weapon, they can compete with Saintly Beings within the same realm.”
Zhang Ruochen nodded lightly and said, “I can deal with the Holy Armour. Based on my current cultivation, I should be able to break up Xuanwu’s carapace. When they reach the Ninth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm, I will cut two pieces of Xuanwu’s carapace and refine two Xuanwu Armor for them.
“I also have two Holy Weapons.”
Zhang Ruochen took out the Roaring Flame Hammer and the Red Copper Brahma Seal from the Spatial Ring and put them on the ground.
The two Holy Weapons were very heavy—they formed two pits on the ground.
The Roaring Flame Hammer was Green-robed Emissary’s Holy Weapon. It was a little damaged, so it had to be repaired before use.
The Red Copper Brahma Seal was Di Yi’s Holy Weapon. It was more powerful than the Roaring Flame Hammer. It was considered a top-class Hundred Inscription Weapon.
It was only second to a Thousand Inscriptions Weapon.
Seeing the two Holy Weapons, the monster ape and Greedy Rabbit were excited and their eyes brightened, exuding light. They immediately pounced on the Red Copper Brahma Seal.
Both of them could see that the Red Copper Brahma Seal was more powerful.
“The red seal belongs to me. Don’t fight with me.”
Greedy Rabbit stretched its mouth larger than its body, hoping to swallow the Red Copper Brahma Seal into its belly.
The seal was falling into its mouth.
The monster ape rushed out from the left side and roared. It threw a punch through Greedy Rabbit’s mouth and struck the seal into the air.
Greedy Rabbit was suddenly taken aback and its eyes turned red. A powerful evil energy burst out from its body. With a cracking sound, its body expanded rapidly. It instantly changed into a huge scarlet rabbit.
The monster ape and Greedy Rabbit fought with each other.
Blackie snorted and reached out a claw. With a wave, he took away the two Holy Weapons.
The monster ape and Greedy Rabbit were dumbfounded. They withdrew the evil energy and stopped the fighting. They did not dare to scramble with Blackie. Their eyes widened with confusion.
“Master Chen has already given the two Holy Weapons to us. How could Lord Black take them away?”
Blackie glanced at them and said, “The Roaring Flame Hammer and the Red Copper Brahma Seal are the Holy Weapons of the Black Market. I will give them to you after recasting and shapeshifting. Otherwise, you will be easily recognized when you take them out.”
They were relieved.
Then Blackie said, “Whoever breaks through to the Ninth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm first will get the Red Copper Brahma Seal.”
“It has to be me.”
With a bang, the monster ape punched its chest. Like an iron impact that made the earth shake.
“I practice faster than you, so I will definitely reach the Ninth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm first.” Greedy Rabbit was reluctant to show weakness.
Two savage beasts emitted powerful evil energy and condensed into two demonic clouds. They seemed about to start fighting again.
Zhang Ruochen shook his head with a forced smile. “You should retreat to practice first. When you reach the Ninth Change in the Fish-dragon Realm, I will ask you to do something important.”
The monster ape and Greedy Rabbit did not dare defy Zhang Ruochen. They glared at each other and snorted. Then, they retreated in opposite directions.