A war was raging on. However, the City of Mystic Armor was livelier than ever. Leaders of not only outside forces but of Lu Family’s affiliates had come.
Some were not in the position to meet Lu Li. They were merely here to build connections, cozy up to the patriarchs, so as to share territories and reap some benefits.
There were powerful warriors coming as well, asking to join the Lu Family. Even some senior warriors hidden in society had come.
Why was that?
The underlying reason was for interests!
If the Lu Family were not obtaining more territories, those powerful warriors wouldn’t have turned to the Lu Family. But Lu Family had made it clear that they were gaining more territories. Others believed that it was possible that the Lu Family would rule the world in the future. They would stand to gain greatly by joining the Lu Family now.
Lu Li was annoyed. The invites were placed before him, but he wanted to meet no one. He was under tremendous stress after fighting for so long at the Demon-slaying Battleground. Finally, he could enjoy some relaxing moments by himself, but now so many people were coming to bother him.
“I will not meet any of them. Let my grandpa handle it!”
Lu Li threw the invites to Patriarch Eight and asked, “Are there any places with a good view near the Region of Mystic Armor? I want to hide for a few days.”
This war would not end any time soon. It could go on for at least a couple of months. During this time, Lu Li had to take command of the situation. Therefore, it was not suitable for him to return to the Inferno. On the other hand, living in the City of Mystic Armor was annoying. He thought he would rather find a place to hide for a while.
Patriarch Eight forced a smile. After some thoughts, he said, “Several thousand miles to the west of the city is a Fox Fairy Pond. That is a vacation spot for the Lu Family, very secluded. If you are bothered, you can go and live there for a while. We have Teleportation Formations that can send you there directly.”
Lu Li was pleased. It was not too far away from the city, but quiet. It could not be better. He went to a castle with Patriarch Eight secretly at once and teleported away.
After a glare, Lu Li used psychic power to check. He found himself in a serene valley. It had picturesque views. Half of the valley was filled with water. In the middle of the pond was an adorable island where Lu Li arrived.
On the island were several yards with few people here. Lu Li could only find some servants, a few dozen maids and guards.
An elder in charge came over. He found Lu Li unfamiliar. He bowed and asked, “Young Master, you are?”
This place was private to the Lu Family. Only Lu Family disciples could teleport here. Therefore, the person in charge was respectful.
“I am Lu Li!”
Lu Li answered casually while looked around. A smile climbed to his face. He was satisfied with the spot. He could go fishing, or wandering around the pond or cultivating. It was quite nice.
“Lu Li? Lu Li!”
The person in charge murmured. When he realized who Lu Li was, he dropped to his knees and said, “Welcome, Young Master.”
The elder had been looking after this place and had never seen Lu Li. Nevertheless, he had heard of the name. He was scared to death upon hearing the name. This person had the most power and influence in the Lu Family. Not even Lu Zhengyang could compete with him.
“It’s okay. Get a yard ready for me. I will live here for a couple of days. Do not tell others who I am. I don’t want people to be startled.”
Lu Li waved his hand. He even put a mask on. He was a celebrity now. Famous people had their troubles. They could no longer live comfortable lives like an average person.
“Yes, Young Master!”
The elder behaved quite appropriately. He set Lu Li up in the best yard and arranged several maids and a couple of most trained guards for him.
Lu Li was not worried about his safety. Ji Zhantian was dead. Nobody of the Great Land could threaten his life now. He was confident to kill any Earth Immortal Realm enemies that dared to come, not to mention that he had the Wicked Bead. He had sent out all his Earth Immortal Realm soul slaves. There was no powerful warrior here with him. But his own abilities were strong, and he was in fear of no one.
Tea-tasting, fishing, swimming, zoning out and cultivating…
Lu Li had several peaceful days at the Fox Fair Pond. Patriarch Eight must have kept his whereabouts confidential. Nobody disturbed him and he was pleased.
On the sixth day, the peace was interrupted. The Teleportation Formation on the island glowed. Someone came!
Lu Li frowned to see who had come. It was a young master coming with two beautiful young ladies.
Lu Li had some impression of this young master. He should be from a branch of the Lu Family, but Lu Li could not remember exactly. Lu Family had too many branches. Lu Li was not on close terms with Lu Family before. How could he know them all?
Those two young ladies were beautiful and graceful. They must be from some big families. But Lu Li found them unfamiliar and was not sure if they were from Lu Family branches as well.
On second thoughts, Lu Li put back on the mask which could hide his ability as well as his looks. It was an advanced mask. Only warriors higher than the Earth Immortal Realm could see through his true self and appearance.
Finally, he could have some quiet time here and did not wish to be interrupted. He believed that this young master was only hanging out with the two young ladies. Maybe, they would be gone in a couple of days.
Lu Li stopped checking the with psychic power and went back to fishing, which could mold his character while cultivating his taste. He had grown fond of fishing.
That young master was at the Noble Lord Realm. He should be qualified as a talented warrior in the Lu Family. The two young ladies were in the same realm. The young master called over the person in charge as soon as he arrived and ordered, “Liu, get the best yard ready for Lady Han and Lady Zhu.”
“The best yard?”
Liu frowned. The best had been occupied by Lu Li. What could he do? Lu Li had made it clear that his identity should not be known by others. Liu smiled apologetically and said, “Young Master Zhantian, how about I get you the Pine Pavilion and the Plenilune Pavilion?”
Young Master Zhantian frowned and asked coldly, “What about the Bright Moon Pavilion? Why cannot we stay there? Those two young ladies are honored guests of the family. They are from the Palace of Immortal’s Inquiries and Red Lunar. What the hell are you doing?”
Liu forced a smile. He gave a vague reply, “Somebody is staying in the Bright Moon Room. He is a young master of the Family. Young Master Zhantian, please do not be so hard on me.”
“A young master of the family?”
Lu Zhantian raised his eyebrows. He glanced around the island and soon saw Lu Li. Lu Zhantian noticed Lu Li’s mask and was unfamiliar to the latter, so he asked, confused, “Which young master of the family? More honorable than I am?”
Lu Family did not have many young masters of the immediate family. Lu Zhantian knew them all. He did not realize that it was Lu Li here and thought that this one was from a branch. Lu Zhantian, of all the young masters from Lu Family’s branches, was the most distinguished one.
The two young ladies noticed Liu was embarrassed. The one in a pink dress said, “Young Master Zhantian, it’s okay. We can stay in any yard.”
“No, you cannot.”
Liu speaking hesitantly enraged Lu Zhantian. The latter dashed over to Lu Li and yelled, “I am Lu Zhantian. Leave the yard. I need that to entertain guests.”
Lu Li rolled his eyes. This punk wanted to bully him to impress pretty girls? Since Lu Li did not want his identity known, he only turned around to look at Lu Zhantian and said, “Why do I have to leave the yard just so you can entertain guests? We are all of the same family and we don’t have to fight over such a trivial matter.”
Lu Li changed his voice on purpose. As a matter of fact, Lu Zhantian wouldn’t recognize even if Lu Li didn’t, because he was not in the position to meet Lu Li.
Lady Han and Lady Zhu came over. Lu Zhantian was embarrassed. He sensed that Lu Li’s tone was calm, and his voice was unfamiliar. Lu Zhantian mistakenly thought that this must be some average disciple. Therefore, Lu Zhantian yelled angrily, “Get your ass back to the City of Mystic Armor. This is not a place for you to stay!”
Once again, Lu Li experienced the arrogance of Lu Family’s disciples. He said nothing. He raised his hand, made a hand shadow and slapped at Lu Zhantian directly. He was knocked into the ground which even sank in!
Liu came over. He shook his head helplessly at the sight of Lu Zhantian being smashed into the ground, like a drowned rat.
This Lu Zhantian was so reckless. Didn’t he know that this Lu Li already had enough courage to kill patriarchs of the Lu Family a few years back…