The loud gong sounded, indicating the conclusion of the first task. Wan Huang was startled by the sudden sound. The open pavilion along with the utilities all disappeared and a big iron door appeared before her.The door opened to an impoverished village. A mud road passed through the middle, bordering stagnant stinky water collection. On either side of the road stood run down houses. Putrid smell of decaying carcasses permeated the air.The situation made her nauseous, but she managed to calm herself before it could be noticed by anyone outside.Suddenly from somewhere unknown, a horse came galloping through the narrow road. A five year old child, who was standing beside her, ran onto the road out of curiosity, to look.On the opposite side, a blind old man was trying to cross the road to her side.Seeing the situation in front of her, she realised both the child and the old man would be trampled by the horse. She have to save them both.
In the first week of the third month of fall, the 26th year of Tian wu dynasty corresponding to the 36th year of Long dynasty in Huanyuan.The open ground of the Ningyi town was crowded with people. Young cultivators who came to participate, the families that accompanied them, teachers from various sects who came to search for potential candidates and the spectators.The ground was big and packed with people. Wan Huang joined with the crowd to hide from Wan family.It was not because she was scared of them. She could cut ties with them and leave, but as the concept of filial piety was of utmost importance in this era, such a scandal would badly affect her. She would be blamed and ridiculed.Presently, she is unable to free herself from the Wan family. Although she knows the truth about her situation, she cannot openly say it. Her claims will be refuted by them, and using their posi
Two days after the celebratory banquet, Wan Huang and Yaoyao left the Wan manor in the dead of the night. Aside from three sets of new clothing and some food to have through the journey, there wasn't anything valuable left in the Wan manor to be taken away as she had cleaned their treasury a year ago.Their destination was Zhongdu city in Huanyuan, where the Celestial Jade Sect selections would be held. Wan Huang pre-arranged a carriage, as it would take about a month's journey to reach there.With her standing in the family, asking permission to join the selections or going out, was a vain effort. So she had to leave quietly and quickly to avoid being caught.Wan Huang never planned on forgiving the Wan family, for the grievances she and her mother endured. With her current strength, she could not directly butt heads with them but, there would always exist some weak corners. One such advantage was Yan Wangyin.Wan Huang mixed he
Free from her problematic siblings who were now in seclusion, Wan Huang had all the time and peaceful environment in the world to practice her skills and cultivate.Their days started with breakfast, after which both would proceed for cultivation.Wan Huang cultivated, and practiced pill refining inside the Red Jade Palace, whole day and night occasionally coming out to have meals and to take bath.Yaoyao cultivated in her room, with the earth element cultivation manual that Wan Huang gave her.This became a routine for both of them.Wan Huang's master visited her frequently, and would take her to pingxin mountains, where demonic beasts ran amock. After persuading, requesting and begging her master for a long time, she successfully managed to take Yaoyao with them to battle the demonic beasts.The demonic cores of these beasts, were a rich source of essence Qi. The essence Qi could boost the efficien
After their return from Zhimeng night market, the next day master offered to remove the seal on her body.Regardless of being a complicated one and the process being tedious and painful, Wan Huang was determined to get rid of it, rather than living as a joke to everyone.She was in coma for two days. At the beginning, the pain was bearable, but it became excruciating as it went on, like her whole body was being split apart and she fainted away. Thanks to her master's careful maneuver, she was still alive, free from the seal.She woke up feeling weak, barely able move her limbs. Lying on the bed, figuring out how to conjure strength and get up, she heard her master's voice telling her to take a bath and clean herself.A bath tub filled with hot water was prepared inside the room. The water seemed to be boiled with man
The Shen Xin tea house is very famous in Chengdu city. With their tea plantations that produced many varieties of tea, they have a good business turnover throughout the year. It could be described as a lovely place with customers frequenting it all day. The tea house had two different pavilions.. the spring pavilion ushers in all the rich and reputed customers ranging from the imperial family members to the standard fifth rank officials and the reputed aristocratic families. The waterfall pavilion is for the lower-ranked officials and other aristocratic families. Each pavilion had common tea halls and private rooms. In one of the private rooms in spring pavilion, the crown prince Chu tian yin was meeting his master, Master Chen over a cup of tea. Master Chen came to Chengdu to meet with the emperor to discuss the matters of upcoming celestial jade sect selections. As he was here he planned to meet his favourite disciple who has not returned to the sect for two months
Wan Huang remembered holding onto her master's robe. She felt a bit disoriented and in the blink of an eye, she stood in front of a bamboo forest instead of her dilapidated courtyard.Serene- that was the word that first came to her mind, on seeing the landscape before her. A perfect place to enjoy a calm and quiet life. As for the way she reached here, WAIT!! ,teleportation!?. Before she could clarify anything, master strode into the house.She followed him, entered the house, and saw him preparing tea. She was enchanted by the way he steeped tea, like an artist creating a masterpiece, his long fingers moving seductively to place a cup of steaming hot tea on the table, inviting her to drink. The aroma of the tea was very special, as it calmed her uneased nerves, making her feel peacefu
To say if the thief's luck was good or the other party's luck was rotten, no one discovered the theft until today morning, when the watch guards of the treasury went to report about the encounter with an expert last night, who knocked them out. Only when the lock was opened and they stepped inside, did they realise what happened last night.Seeing the four highly valued levels of the manor's underground treasury wiped clean, Wan Jahao clutched his chest in fear, pain and anger. It was fine if just the gold and silver were gone, they could gain it back. But that despicable thief stole all the valuable pills and medicinal plants the Wan family collected over the years. How will he answer his father when he comes out of seclusion?.Wan Jahao mobilised all the secret guards and servants to search for the stolen items and the thief. This created a huge Commotion inside the manor. He ordered a lockdown of all information so that news won't be spread outside.Every noo