Luo and Hua followed Fu Rah, as they assumed a pace that was not too hurried but was not too leisurely either. Just as they made it to the outskirts, Fu Rah changed directions and circled back to the opposite end of the town. Hua and Luo were puzzled but they did not question it and followed her.
She led them to a nearby dock and then gave them the clothes of common people while she donned such a set of clothes as well. She then assumed a normal pace again and bought 3 tickets to travel down the river , southeast towards the bay of the Yellow sea. Her plan was to go on the ship and then travel north once she reached the bay back to the Ancient Zither abode.
A few hours passed and as they were waiting for the ship to start, they noticed a few people asking around for a lady and two kids, one with a sword and one with a Zither.
"That's a pretty accurate description of us, don't you think master?" Luo turned towards master Fu Rah who wore an irritated look. "Dam
As Master Fu Rah walked up to them, she brushed off her clothes nonchalantly. "Well, that was a good fight boys. Luo, you just took out a True Foundation master and Hua, you made a plaything of the guy that got 'first' in the Summer competition. I am impressed as your sect master. Well alright, both of you can pick any one technique which I can teach you and once we are back at the sect, I will teach them to you and monitor your progress myself." Luo answered "Thank you master. I will think about what I want and let you know by the time we are back at the sect." Hua then added on to it "Me..me too." Fu Rah then took the lead again, all the while giggling to herself in glee "Ehehehehhe.~~~, see that Han Ryu, you bastard. My sect has two monsters in it." After a few more tricky maneuvers, they had reached the Dai Shan forest and were nearing the Qing province border. After making them run for the whole day, she
Luo Gong snapped and was seething with rage even as Min Yunqi tried to heal him. He stopped her, looked into her eyes and said "It's okay. Why are you crying Min. It is going to be okay. Trust me." After saying this. Luo turned to the master and said "Master of the Fate enforcer guild, Ren Yunqi, I sense that your powers don't originate here. I also understand hints of your purpose, to enforce order onto a world without one. I get it really do and I also know that this name 'Yunqi' that my Min and you carry is not something you are born with but rather are recognitions from the worlds or something like that. I get all of this and what drives you, but tell me this, out of all this higher purpose and what not, where did you get the right to treat her like this? She did not care about this Fate business of yours or what the worlds forced onto her. Is that why you punish her? You may tell yourself that, but I know what it is, it is just the baseless exercise of your powe
Luo immediately turned around but could not see anything. Yin said "Well, not here, here. Come I'll lead you." Luo then got up slowly, said to master Fu Rah that he needed to attend a call of nature and set out in the direction the master Yin was showing him. After just a few hundred feet, when he reached a big tree, Min Yunqi revealed herself. She was clad in dark robes to be stealthy but her eyes glistened in the moonlight. She approached him and asked with some signs of apprehension "Did..did you see?" Luo nodded and Min broke into an ecstatic smile with her fingers twirling a lock of her messy, short hair. Master Yin then said to him "Brat, let me talk to her before you say anything else." Luo agreed and immediately he could not feel the presence of master Yin in his body. Min Yunqi then looked as if something had attacked her mind but calmed down after that. After what seemed to be a long few moments, she broke down into tears and
As he walked back towards where they camped Luo just thought of one thing "Master, the world, no, the galaxy itself, they traveled it didn't they? How big is it? Is there anything more than the galaxy? Jeez, I even thought the world is big, and now I know that even this is just a fleetingly small piece. I wonder if anyone else on this planet knows?" "I would doubt that Luo. It's hard to experience what you have not seen for yourself. That is why peeking into the mysteries of the Dao is hard. Even I haven't seen it all." "Well, the puts things into perspective. But then again, all of that will come when it will come. For now, since I can't do anything about it, I might as well not think about it now." "Good disciple." He returned to the camp and tired by mental fatigue he slept like a baby, snoring the night away. Come morning, Hua woke him up with a shove. "Come on, wake up, I can't take a second more of your snoring." Luo woke
"So have you figured out how to use the Phantasmal spirit crystal yet? I don't think your Qi will be enough to actually use it now, will it? And what do you think the training in store for us will be?" Hua asked Luo. "I haven't figured that out Hua. And as for training, I suppose we'll see in a couple of days. For now, I just want to eat like a pig and sleep." "How about this, how about we spar tomorrow? Huh? Huhh?" "What brought this on? And I don't want to fight you until I have a proper melee weapon. My long range attacks won't work on you and my other techniques are too lethal to be used in sparring." Luo responded. "Ehhhhh~~~. Well alright. We should go on an adventure to get you a named weapon after our training ends. Short scythes huh. Well, we can go ask master Ren Cho about it. He might know more." Hua said. Luo raised his eyebrow and said "Well, who knows how long the training will be for? To master your technique and
Ren Cho was at the middle layers of Core formation and had not advanced in a very long time. But he had a flash of inspiration from the drawings that Luo had drawn and went into secluded cultivation for the day. He could feel the intent of movement , of balance between soft defense and hard defense and the flow of offense in the movements. Although it was more natural with scythes and Ren Cho did not use scythes, but a staff, the profundity of the movement still allowed him to take his own insights and use it for his staff techniques. He was burning his Qi at an amazing rate. It could be sensed by master Fu Rah and Fu Lin and other masters of the sect, even from afar. Fu Rah rushed into the scene thinking something had happened only to see that Ren Cho was in closed cultivation. She intimated the same to the masters that had followed and ordered them to quietly sit outside in the premises and not make any disturbances. She inquired about
Fu Rah, followed by Fu Lin and Ren Cho, entered his residence. Master Ren Cho went to get some tea for everyone while Luo, Hua, Xun’er and the others followed and entered the hall as well. Hua and Xun’er were the only ones standing beside Luo, looking back to back at him and then at the others. Cai MingZhu, Hao Qi and the Zhong twins went and stood beside master Fu Lin. Fu Rah had a serious expression but she waited for Ren Cho to pour some tea for everyone. Luo refused the tea, to which master Ren Cho said “Kid, no one is going to punish you or cause you any harm. We just want to know so that we can give you the treatment that can foster your growth and think of handling any unwanted outside interest in your powers.” Luo sighed and took the tea that was served t
Master Fu Rah came to Luo and then asked him “So, what do you want our help with in training? We will help you with whatever you need, no holds barred.” Luo looked at his friends and then at Hua and Xun’er and smiled “Master, I don’t want to be the only one who is favored. These are all my friends and I want to grow alongside them. I don’t want to just be singled out for getting help. I have received help from all of them when needed and would like for nothing more than to grow along with them.” Fu Rah was brought to tears which she held back barely. She nodded and then gave everyone a bear hug at once. “Yes, yes, you are all kids I have had my eyes on. Did you know that our sect does not even have proper core disciples, as not many would join it and all the applicants would just go