After finishing the days of pretending to be a loose cultivator and returning to Tianmian Palace, Li Fuyue was determined to be a good master.
In order to remind himself, he replaced the cold jade ice silk sword tassel that was originally hanging on Finished Karma, and hung up the first gift given to him by his disciple very solemnly.
This was hung for thousands of years.
Li Fuyue and his disciple met almost every day. Worried that he would be found out pretending to be a loose cultivator, so he casually set up a smokescreen for the sword tassel.
More than a thousand years have passed, and the spiritual power that maintained the disguise had already dissipated along with the owner, and the sword tassel finally revealed its original appearance.
Dry and rotten.
Contrasting with Finished Karma’s jade sword body, it looked particularly shabby.
Seeing this sword tassel, Meng Linzhou couldn’t help but gasp for breath.
Noticing his appearance, the surrounding white-clothed disciples also looked behind the long sword, and then there was a burst of whispering in the building.
“How can such a sword tassel be matched with karma?”
“…I don’t know, I have only seen a picture before, and today is the first time I have seen this sword with my own eyes.”
“Me too, this kind of Natural God Sword is placed in the middle of the eighth floor, somewhere where ordinary cultivators like us can see it…”
“Natural God Sword” Li Fenglan had not heard these words for many years.
There used to be two Natural God Swords in the cultivation world, one was called Finished Karma, and the other was called Split Karma.
The reason why they were called “natural god swords” was because the raw material for forging them was the only piece of natural jade left after the creation of the world in ancient times.
That piece of jade was divided into black and white, yin and yang. The white jade sword was Li Fuyue’s Finished Karma, and the black jade sword was Split Karma.
The master of Split Karma, Xuanchu Immortal Ancestor, who was the one who forged these two swords, ascended thousands of years ago, and now only Finished Karma was left in the cultivation world.
Speaking of which, the great formation in Xieguang Tower was also set up by Xuanchu Immortal Ancestor back then, otherwise it would definitely be impossible to control Finished Karma.
Every time Li Fenglan thought of this, he felt embarrassed.
——At the beginning, when Finished Karma recognized his master, the entire cultivation world was shocked by it.
Everyone said that Li Fuyue was a once-in-a-thousand-year genius, and if he practiced hard, he might become the second Xuanchu Immortal Ancestor.
But now, the immortal ancestor, the old man, must be at ease in the upper realm. And what about himself? After his soul was scattered, he didn’t know how he got a new life, and started all over again.
It really was the difference between cloud and mud.
If Xuanchu Immortal Ancestor knew that his good sword was matched with such a master, he would probably be pissed off…
Speaking of Finished Karma, this divine sword did have a very different meaning for cultivators.
In “Tianmian Daosheng”, it is said that even Li Fenglan’s Shi Shu, Mo Sengyu, who had no interest in cultivation, had always been obsessed with Finished Karma.
Even after his apostasy, the first thing he did was to break into Xieguang Tower and seize Finished Karma.
It’s just that that part of the plot took up too little space, and the author’s narration was somewhat vague, so Li Fenglan only knew that he broke into Xieguang Tower, but he didn’t know whether Mo Sengyu succeeded or not.
Wait… now was not the time to think about all this stuff!
Li Fenglan threw those messy things out of his mind, and then looked at Meng Linzhou.
The luminous pearl in Xieguang Tower emitted a faint light, softening Meng Linzhou’s deep facial features. At this time, he stared at Finished Karma with wide eyes, unable to say a word.
Seeing Immortal Meng like this, the people in the building also fell silent.
After an unknown amount of time, Meng Linzhou suddenly raised his right hand. The next moment, a sword tassel appeared in his palm.
Although this sword tassel had begun to turn yellow, compared with the one hanging on Finished Karma, it was obviously well kept by the owner.
Li Fenglan recognized it at a glance, it was the one he gave to Meng Linzhou back then…
Thinking back to when he was pretending to be a loose cultivator, he not only called this rebel disciple brother, but also despised all the sects in the cultivation world together.
If Meng Linzhou knew that he was that loose cultivator, where would his dignity be as a master?!
Seeing Meng Linzhou take out the sword tassel, Li Fenglan immediately spoke, trying to interrupt his train of thought.
“Is there any problem with this sword hanging in the courtyard?”
Meng Linzhou didn’t speak, he still stared at Finished Karma, and after a few seconds he said: “Look at the sword tassel in my hand, is it the same as the one behind Finished Karma?”
Xieguang Tower was very quiet, and upon hearing Meng Linzhou’s words, everyone couldn’t help but compare the two sword tassels.
Only Li Fenglan glanced away with guilt.
The same white silk thread, the same simple knot, and even the emerald jade hanging on it had engraved the same pattern.
The common pattern of lotus and carp symbolizing abundance of success.
This kind of pattern was not used by anyone in the cultivation world, but it was widely popular in the mortal world.
Li Fenglan was still stubborn: “I still feel it is a little different…”
But he was thinking in his heart: Why did I buy two identical sword tassels back then! Couldn’t he have changed the pattern?
Meng Linzhou slipped away from Menxin Cliff without any money on him.
The reason why he and his “loose cultivator best friend” could travel around the world in style, instead of being reduced to beggars on the streets, was because of Li Fuyue’s purse.
Back then when the rebel disciple saw the sword tassels in the market, he insisted on buying two to wear.
Looking at the rough carved dragon and phoenix patterns on the pile of sword tassels, and even the pomegranate pattern that symbolized many children and blessings, Li Fuyue searched for a long time before finding two fairly simple ones.
But now facing these two identical tassels, Li Fenglan was speechless.
In fact, when he asked the sentence just now, Meng Linzhou already had the answer in his heart.
The sword tassel in his hand was exactly the same as the one hanging on Finished Karma.
Meng Linzhou didn’t notice that his teeth began to chatter slightly because of being overly nervous.
The man clenched the sword tassel in his hand, and walked down to Finished Karma step by step.
It’s over – Li Fenglan knew that Meng Linzhou must have guessed it.
“This sword tassel… I recognize it.” He muttered to himself.
But why did it appear on Finished Karma?
In just a moment, everything that happened outside Tianmian Palace thousands of years ago passed through Meng Linzhou’s mind like a revolving lantern.
Those were the happiest and freest years of his life.
But when he thought about it carefully, his happiness did not come from “leaving Tianmian Palace”, but from the person who traveled with him all over the world.
During these thousand years, Meng Linzhou had walked out of Tianmian Palace more than once to inquire about the whereabouts of his friend who was a loose cultivator. But every time, he failed.
At that time, Meng Linzhou thought that he might be in retreat, and it was not uncommon for cultivators to retreat for thousands of years.
The other party knew that he was Meng Linzhou from Tianmian Palace, and sooner or later he would come to him.
But… the tassel of the sword in front of him told Meng Linzhou that he was wrong.
There was no kind-hearted loose cultivator in this world who would disregard his own safety and rescue him when a tide of ferocious beasts came.
The only person in this world who was willing to save him was his master Li Fuyue from the beginning to the end…
He was the only one who could even save himself from the tide of ferocious beasts.
The answer was already in front of Meng Linzhou, but he subconsciously didn’t want to think about it.
At this moment Li Fenglan could only keep silent, he stood where he was, watching Meng Linzhou stop under Finished Karma.
“I understand, I understand…”
Although the voice of the rebel disciple was not loud, Xieguang Tower was too quiet, and Li Fenglan could hear his words clearly.
Forced to recall the past when one was fed donkey liver and lungs for his good heart*, he felt extremely embarrassed at this moment.
* good intent treated as bad intent
Li Fenglan really regretted not dragging the rebel disciple back when he just slipped out of Tianmian Palace.
Meng Linzhou turned his back to the crowd, and no one noticed the tears running down his cheeks at this moment.
He finally knew that there was no loose cultivator friend in this world from beginning to end. The person who traveled with him in the mortal world was actually his master Li Fuyue.
But now, he no longer had a master…
Li Fuyue died under the Fushen array, and his soul had long been scattered.
Meng Linzhou felt as if his heart was being squeezed into a fist by someone. At this time, the man was clenching his fists over and over, and his heart throbbed accordingly.
He recalled that before returning to Tianmian Palace, he and his loose cultivator friend sat on the roof of a restaurant in the mortal world, chatting while admiring the moon.
The man in white sitting next to him didn’t know how to drink. When he looked at the moon, he drank the fruit wine that mortal children loved the most.
Once again, after listening to Meng Linzhou’s accusation against his master, the man in white took a sip of fruit juice, looked at him suddenly and said, “Your master only has you as his disciple, of course you are very important to him. He is strict with you, yes because he wants the best for you. He doesn’t mean to make it difficult on you on purpose.”
Meng Linzhou snorted coldly, but did not speak.
The man in white turned around and sat hugging his knees towards Meng Linzhou. The three thousand moonlight in the sky sprinkled all over his body.
Obviously it was just an ordinary handsome face, but Meng Linzhou actually saw a bit of an unparalleled elegance that belonged to his master in this face.
Meng Linzhou quickly shook his head and put the thought behind him—Li Fuyue never thought he was pleasing to the eye, so he would never sit on the roof with his knees hugged to chat with him all day long, let alone look at him like this.
“Besides, he is the next head of Tianmian Palace, he must have the majesty of a leader, otherwise it will be difficult to convince the public.” After saying this, the man paused, and suddenly sighed, “Oh, forget it. You’ll understand when you’re older.”
Thousands of years have passed, and Meng Linzhou had become the law-abiding immortal of Tianmian Palace, and his age was about the same as his master.
He finally understood Li Fuyue, but he never had a chance to tell him personally.
Meng Linzhou couldn’t help but clench the sword tassel in his hand, and his heart felt a dull pain.
He glanced at the sword tassel in his hand, then at Finished Karma hanging above his head, and suddenly felt that the scene in front of him was so ridiculous.
At this moment, he suddenly wanted to go back to the Snowy Meizhou to take another look.
The disciple guarding Xieguang Tower should have used this moment to activate the formation and send Finished Karma back to its original position but seeing Meng Linzhou’s current state, everyone stood in place, not daring to move, for fear of disturbing him.
And Li Fenglan was still regretting his behavior back then.
It was really unlucky, the person is already dead, yet he still needs to fall off his horse.
For a while, the building was extremely quiet.
However, at this moment, Xieguang Tower suddenly shook again.
Everyone instinctively looked at Finished Karma, only to see the long sword hanging quietly high between the courtyards, obviously suppressed by the large array of guard buildings.
If it’s not from Finished Karma… why is this building shaking?
At the same moment, the other spiritual treasures in the building also emitted dazzling golden light.
The disciples guarding Xieguang Tower had never seen such a scene before, and they couldn’t help screaming.
“Be careful!” Meng Linzhou came back to his senses immediately, and used his spiritual power to stabilize Xieguang Tower with his hand seal.
At the same time, all the people in the building felt an extremely powerful demon energy, which was rapidly hitting the barrier of Tianmian Palace.
There were demon clans attacking Tianmian Palace!
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