Zhang Ruochen intended to visit the Western Campus and meet the Ninth Commandery Princess.
There were not many members of the Royal Family left. Furthermore, he had a good relationship with the Ninth Commandery Princess. Before he went to the divine land of Eastern Region, Zhang Ruochen prepared some practice resources to give to her, to help her her go further on the road of practice.
"Your injury is very severe, so you shouldn't go to the Western Campus personally. Just stay at School and recover. I will send a silver gowned Elder to visit the Western Campus and take the Ninth Commandery Princess back to the Internal Academy. I can make an exception for her and have her become an internal student earlier, so she doesn't need to go back to the Western Campus. In the Internal Academy, she will have a better practice environment, " Lei Jing said.
"Thank you very much, Master."
Zhang Ruochen nodded his head and agreed.
It was indeed inappropriate for him to leave Devil Martial City. Regardless of whether he would be assassinated by masters of the Black Market and the Moon Worship Demonic Sect, the Blood Spirit Queen, who might appear at any time, was also a big threat.
If Zhang Ruochen encountered her again, he might not have the good luck to escape again.
"Since it is so, I'll take my leave first."
Back at the practice mansion, Zhang Ruochen saw Kong Xuan, who was sitting by the pool with her legs crossed.
She was wearing a spotless white robe and sitting cross-legged on a big smooth white stone. The wings on her back emitted a colorful light. Her long hair hung down from her head and into the water.
Kong Xuan was practicing Sword Ripple of Ten Channels. Her ten fingers kept changing and striking out.
According to Zhang Ruochen's observation, her Shadow Meridan Ripple of Sword Ripple of the Ten Channels had reached the Beginner Realm. Once she infused her Genuine Qi into her fingertips, she could strike out sharp Sword Breaths and easily pierce through a giant rock of about half a ton and about 30 meters away.
Zhang Ruochen stood behind her and watched for quite a while. He nodded his head and said, "Good. You have grasped the true essence of Sword Ripple of Ten Channels within a few months, your comprehension can be regarded as top-notch."
The higher the realm the faster a warrior could practice martial techniques.
Kong Xuan's cultivation was only in the Black Realm. But it was certainly remarkable that she could reach the Beginner level of the Superior Class of Spiritual Stage martial technique.
It was only upon hearing Zhang Ruochen's voice that Kong Xuan knew there was a person standing behind her. She immediately stood up.
When she saw Zhang Ruochen's familiar face, she was unable to hide her joy. She instantly knelt down to Zhang Ruochen, saluting to him.
Zhang Ruochen stretched out one arm. A cloud of Blue Genuine Qi gushed out of his palm. The Genuine Qi froze Kong Xuan like a cloud of smoke. He said, "From now on, you don't need to kneel before me when you see me."
"But..." Kong Xuan said.
Zhang Ruochen said, "This is an order!"
Kong Xuan grinned slightly. She straightened her body again and admired Zhang Ruochen even more. He could obviously control her life, but, instead, he gave her more freedom, not treating her like a servant at all.
Meeting Zhang Ruochen was a great stroke of fortune for her.
"Master, has your martial cultivation reached the Heaven Realm?"
When Kong Xuan met Zhang Ruochen for the first time, she could clearly feel that there was a strong power around Zhang Ruochen.
It was an intense aura, it was like a giant mountain that could not be ascended. And the giant mountain was standing in front of her. When Zhang Ruochen struck out with hi Genuine Qi, she felt that she could not breathe and move at all.
"I have indeed reached the Heaven Realm."
Zhang Ruochen smiled and said, "You are amazing too. You have already reached the Completion of the Black Realm within a few months. You should be able to reach the Earth Realm after a bit more practice."
Although Kong Xuan had not reached the Earth Realm, with her current cultivation, she could definitely compete with warriors in the Earth Realm.
If she exposed her cultivation, she could definitely become a God's favored daughter and become the No.1 on the Profound Board.
After hearing Zhang Ruochen's compliment, Kong Xuan was too happy to say anything. She actually appeared a bit shy and lowered her head.
It was a fact that Kong Xuan was beautiful. She had a perfect oval-shaped face, beautifully arched eyebrows, glittering and translucent lips, and an exquisite nose. Her skin was white like mutton fat without any flaws. And she had long eyelashes and each one of them was so curved.
With her cultivation growing higher and higher, not only was her figure was becoming even more perfect, but her temperament was also becoming more prominent. She was a startling beauty.
Who could have thought that she was just Zhang Ruochen's maid with her extraordinary talent and beautiful face?
No wonder that every time Huang Yanchen saw Kong Xuan, she was not kind to her.
Not only her, any woman would not be happy that her fiancé had such a beautiful maid.
Kong Xuan seemed to think of something. She said, "Master, there is one thing I need to tell you. Three days ago, a mysterious man sent an old woman to the School of the Martial Market."
Zhang Ruochen asked, "Which old woman?"
"She is the Concubine Lin of Yunwu Commandery. The mysterious man said that she is your mother," Kong Xuan gently replied.
Zhang Ruochen was very delighted. He had not expected to hear from his mother so soon. He said, "Where is my mother right now? Quickly, take me to see her."
Seeing Zhang Ruochen's happy look, Kong Xuan was also very happy. She replied, "She is in your practice mansion. I'll take you to see her now."
"It seems that Zhang Tiangui didn't lie to me. My mother was indeed saved by someone. The mysterious man was probably Le."
Zhang Ruochen immediately followed Kong Xuan and arrived at the compound where Concubine Lin was living.
After seeing Concubine Lin, Zhang Ruochen finally relaxed.
Naturally, Concubine Lin cried happy tears after seeing Zhang Ruochen's arrival. The mother and the son hugged each other.
Afterward, Zhang Ruochen told her exactly what had happened in the palace, including, of course, the massacre of the Lins.
Upon hearing that Yunwu Commandery Prince had suffered a violent death, Concubine Lin's heartbroke and she cried out loud.
Upon hearing the massacre of the Lins, Concubine Lin cried again. If Zhang Ruochen had not continuously infused Genuine Qi into her body, she would have fainted long ago.
Although telling her the truth was a bit cruel, she would know it sooner or later. It was better to have a short, sharp pain than a long, dull pain. So why not tell her right now?
At least right now, Zhang Ruochen was by her side and he could comfort her.
Zhang Ruochen walked out of the room after Concubine Lin fell asleep and gently closed the door.
The sky was already dark and a cold wind was blowing in the air.
Zhang Ruochen spared a glance at Kong Xuan who was standing in the courtyard. He walked over and said, "Take good care of my mother for me. She will be very sad these days."
"Master, don't worry. I will certainly take good care of madam," Kong Xuan said.
Zhang Ruochen thought for a moment and said, "Did the mysterious man who sent my mother to the School of the Martial Market leave a message for me?"
Kong Xuan replied, "He did. He said that he had already left Omen Ridge to pursue a more profound Martial Arts. And that he would remember your kindness forever."
"It seems that it is really him. I don't know if we will have a chance to meet again."
Zhang Ruochen slightly shook his head. It was indeed a smart decision to save Le's life that time.
Luckily, he had reached out to help, so that Concubine Lin could still be alive.
Zhang Ruochen took out the School token and gave it to Kong Xuan. He wanted her to receive the Half-Saint's Essence and the Sacred Liquid issued every quarter.
Afterward, he entered the Secret Room of Practice and started to seclude himself for healing.
After entering the Secret Room of Practice, Zhang Ruochen took out the Time and Space Spinel. He infused Genuine Qi into the Time and Space Spinel. A layer of white light came out of the spinel.
Zhang Ruochen entered the internal space of the Time and Space Spinel and abandoned every distracting thought. He swallowed another a healing pill.
Sitting with his legs-crossed in the Time and Space Spinel for one day and one night, Zhang Ruochen finally recovered with the help of the healing pill.
But the lost Spiritual Blood could not be compensated for in a brief moment through practicing. Zhang Ruochen was still not in his best state.
"The Blood Spirit Queen suffered losses this time. She will definitely name me as her number one enemy. I have to try hard to improve my cultivation. Otherwise, it won't be possible for me to win if I fight with her again."
Once the Blood Spirit Queen started to guard against Zhang Ruochen, it was possible that Zhang Ruochen would have already been killed before he could use the Trick of Spirit Calling.
Just as Zhang Ruochen prepared to refine the Half-Saint's Light in his Qi sea, Kong Xuan came to outside of the Secret Room of Practice and said, "Master, elder brother Chang and elder brother Si have arrived, they want to see you."
Since Chang Qiqi and Si Xingkong had come to make a visit, Zhang Ruochen was certain to meet them.
Zhang Ruochen walked out of the Time and Space Spinel and put away the spinel. It was said that he had refined for one day and one night. But actually, just a few hours had passed outside the Secret Room.
Distantly, Chang Qiqi's loud laughter could be heard, "Junior fellow apprentice Zhang, you've finally got back to School. You don't know this but ever since we knew what happened to you, elder brother Si and I attacked 23 branches of the Black Market and caused quite a turmoil. However, we still couldn't find you. Unexpectedly, you came back to the School on your own. Eldest brother and I were busy for nothing!"
In the last few days, in order to find Zhang Ruochen, Chang Qiqi and Si Xingkong had killed warriors of the Black Market in Yunwu Commandery and they had almost visited every branch of the Black Market. Even some branch gangs of the Moon Worship Demonic Sect had also suffered a lot.
The Greedy Rabbit "Guoguo" pushed Chang Qiqi away and rushed toward Zhang Ruochen. It said, "Master Chen, I was also there. I also wiped out three branches of the Black Market and one branch gang of the heresy."
Zhang Ruochen was deeply touched, because after the disaster, there were so many friends who were worried about him.
In order to find him, they killed those warriors of the Black Market everywhere.
These kind of friends were true friends.
Zhang Ruochen said, "Elder brother Chang, eldest brother, and Guoguo, I won't say something sentimental. Thank you all for what you have done for me."
"You don't need to thank us. If someone has to say it, then it should be us. If it weren't for you, eldest brother and I wouldn't be able to find the Dragon's Blood and have what we have right now. Master Lei has noticed that eldest brother and I are qualified to go to the divine land of Eastern Region to attend the Saint Academy's examination. We will leave in 15 days. If we can get into Saint Academy through the exam, I will be a great man! Haha!" Chang Qiqi laughed loudly.
Zhang Ruochen asked, "Elder brother Chang, since you are back, are senior sister apprentice Huang and senior sister apprentice Duanmu back?"
"Did you now know? Your fiancee, junior sister apprentice Huang, has been picked up by her mother and sent to the divine land of Eastern Region. Junior sister apprentice Chen also has gone there. They left Devil Martial City long ago," Chang Qiqi replied.
When Zhang Ruochen was in Tongming River, he was in a hurry to get back to Yunwu Commandery. So he did not know what happened afterward.
After hearing Chang Qiqi and Si Xingkong's words, he knew that the Half-Saint who defeated Devil Yuanying in Tongming River was actually Huang Yanchen's mother.
Also on that day, the Half-Saint took away Huang Yanchen and Chen Xier and went to the divine land of Eastern Region.
Chang Qiqi made a tut-tut sound. He said admiringly,"Junior fellow apprentice Zhang, you have no idea, your mother-in-law is very amazing. With only one attack of the sword, she badly hurt the famous Devil Yuanying. I almost knelt before her. It will be great if I could have such a mother-in-law."
Si Xingkong smiled and said, "Junior sister apprentice Huang's mother is called Chen Liuli. When she was young, she had entered into the top 50 on the Heaven Board. As a God's favored daughter of the Chens, I'm not surprised that she could reach the Half-Saint Realm."
Chang Qiqi said, "The Palace Master of the School of the Martial Market in our Omen Ridge was originally a young talent of the Chens. Although he couldn't be compared with junior sister apprentice Huang's mother, he was one of the top 30 genii in the Chens."
Si Xingkong and Chang Qiqi seemed to know the Chens, but Zhang Ruochen did not. So he asked, "Are the Chens powerful?"
Chang Qiqi widened his eyes and said, "Junior fellow apprentice Zhang, you are junior sister apprentice Huang's fiancé and you don't know the Chens?"
A rare expression of respect appeared in Si Xingkong's eyes. He said, "The Chens are an Aristocratic Family from the Middle Age with more than 100,000 years of history. The Chens's power is deeply rooted in Eastern Region, with its family members everywhere. Even Empress Chi Yao fears them too."
"The Palace Master of the School of the Martial Market in our Omen Ridge, Chen Ying, is a member of the Chens."
"Senior sister apprentice Huang's mother 'Chen Liuli' is the Queen of Qianshui Commandery, which is a superior class commandery. She is also a member of the Chens."
"Of course, the real person, who allows the Chens to have unparalleled influence in Eastern Region, is the current leader of the Chens, Chen Yin. At the same time, he is also the king of Eastern Region, ruling thousands of commanderies and the divine land of Eastern Region."
Zhang Ruochen seemed to be talking to himself, "The leader of the Chens is the king of Eastern Region."
"Right! Now do you know how terrifying the Chens are?"
"In this case, the Chens should be the original Chens," Zhang Ruochen murmured and said.
Chang Qiqi did not seem to hear Zhang Ruochen's words. He continued, "The Palace Master of the School of the Martial Market in our Omen Ridge was once the most superior warrior in the 36 commanderies in Omen Ridge. However, he was just a top 30 talent in the Chen family. You have to remember, every ten years, there is a new generation of people. Palace Master Chen was only in the top thirty for during one generation."
Zhang Ruochen certainly knew of the Chen family's power. Let alone in the present, even eight hundred years ago, the Chens were very important in Eastern Region. Although they could not be compared with the Nine Emperors, they were the dominator of a region.
Upon hearing Chang Qiqi and Si Xingkong's narration, Zhang Ruochen could match up the Chens in his memory with the Chens they spoke of.
Zhang Ruochen really did not expect that Huang Yanchen had such a relationship with an Aristocratic Family from the Middle Age like the Chens.
After Chang Qiqi and Si Xingkong left, Zhang Ruochen entered the Time and Space Spinel once again and started to refine the cloud of Half-Saint's Light. He wanted to improve his Spiritual Power to the fortieth level before he went to the divine land of Eastern Region
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