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Chapter 400: Tempting Suggestion

Chapter 400: Tempting Suggestion

Xiao Chen’s heart was as calm as still water; there were no ripples at all. He merely smiled at the comments and ignored them.

However, Bai Lixi clearly felt frustrated. When he heard them, he grew even more sullen.

Finally, when Bai Lixi heard someone comment that he could not do anything to Xiao Chen, he could no longer hold it back. He exploded with anger and shouted, “What are you all talking about?! Go, do what you are supposed to and shut up!”

When the crowd saw Bai Lixi’s ferocious appearance, they were afraid that trouble would befall them. They quickly stopped talking and only resumed the conversation after he left.

The crowd could not do anything to Bai Lixi. They could only stifle their anger. The more they thought about it, the more upset they became.

After the inn collapsed, Bai Lixi fought with Xiao Chen again. However, after a few hundred moves, he could not take down Xiao Chen.

Bai Lixi had no choice but to admit, with Xiao Chen’s new strength, Xiao Chen was on par with him. He had no choice but to agree to the other party’s terms.

Only when Xiao Chen found the Secret Treasure would he hand over the latter half of the Firmament Body Tempering Art to Bai Lixi. Hence, Bai Lixi followed him around.

Bai Lixi said, “I say, you little brat, are my words so unreliable? Would I cheat a junior like you? Will you just give me the latter half of the secret manual?”

Xiao Chen did not even bother to turn his head. He smiled faintly and said, “Trust you? Do you think you have a good reputation? Should we go an ask someone?”

When Bai Lixi saw that Xiao Chen was really going to ask someone, he quickly stopped Xiao Chen. He was very clear on what kind of reputation he had. If he let Xiao Chen ask around, wouldn’t he just hand Xiao Chen a chance to slap him in the face?

“Although I have killed many people, I do not have a pretty face like you, my words are somewhat coarse, and I have a volatile temper, I have always done things forthrightly. I would not lie to you….”

Xiao Chen held up his hand to stop Bai Lixi from continuing. He said calmly, “Don’t bother saying anything. When I successfully obtain the Medial Grade Secret Treasure, I will give you the secret manual. The more you speak about it, the more suspicious you become.”

While Bai Lixi cursed and nagged, Xiao Chen quickly headed for the island’s harbor.

Since Xiao Chen had decided to hunt the Secret Treasure, he decided not to stay any longer and immediately set out.

The Secret Treasure was not there to wait for him alone. It would be a waste if others got to it first.

After the two left the city, they followed the road. Along the way, cultivators recognized the two and discussed them.

The nickname ‘White Robed Bladesman’ irked Bai Lixi in particular. He could not resist saying in a mocking manner, “Look at that; so many people are calling you White Robed Bladesman. You seem to believe that it is something to be expected. However, how are you worth of the title of bladesman?”

Xiao Chen was mildly stunned. He asked interestedly, “Then, in your opinion, why am I not worthy of the title bladesman?”

Bai Lixiu laughed coldly and said, “Although you have a sharpness in your heart, this sharpness has not formed into saber intent yet. Without saber intent, how can you be a bladesman? Go to the Ancient Desolate Land and take a look; see what kind of people the ten great bladesmen are. Then you will know what a bladesman is.”

“Actually, that is pretty far; there is no need to mention them. Just look at the Bloody Bladesman, Sun Guangquan. He worked hard for twenty-odd years before he finally obtained this title. You are just a fledgling. You probably could not even feel Sun Guangquan’s saber intent.”

Xiao Chen’s eyebrow lifted. He did not say anything to rebut. Bai Lixi was right; he was not a true bladesman.

In the declined Heavenly Saber Pavilion, there were only Saber Techniques and tempering of the heart.

However, Xiao Chen had not learned about the cultivation of a bladesman. It was like Yun Kexin said; the Heavenly Saber Pavilion did not have any true bladesmen. They only had cultivators who used sabers.

When Bai Lixi saw that Xiao Chen remain silent, he continued, “What’s wrong? Did I hit the mark? Don’t worry; I am friends with Old Sun. I will get him to spar with you another day to let you experience his saber intent. I guarantee that you will successfully cross the threshold of a bladesman.

“However, you have to give me the latter half of the Firmament Body Tempering Art first. Or at the very least, give me three more layers. What do you think?”

Xiao Chen laughed hoarsely. This Bai Lixi was really persistence. He was solely focused on the Firmament Body Tempering Art. With everything he said, he could shift the topic toward that.

It seems like he would pester Xiao Chen throughout this journey.

“Brat, don’t stay silent. Let me tell you, with the help of the Bloody Bladesman, the time you will require to comprehend saber intent will significantly lessen.”

Seeing that Xiao Chen ignored him, Bai Lixi continued to pester him from behind.

This continued until Xiao Chen reached the harbor. Even then, Bai Lixi did not stop. Xiao Chen had not expected a big, tall man like Bai Lixi to be so naggy.

No matter how strong Xiao Chen’s mind was, there was this ‘housefly’ buzzing behind him. It frustrated him. More importantly, he could not slap this ‘housefly’ to death.

Xiao Chen stopped walking and asked helplessly, “I say, Old Bai, we have already reached the harbor. Can you stop for a while?”

When Bai Lixi saw that Xiao Chen was somewhat flustered, he smiled happily. He said, “What’s wrong? Feeling frustrate? Let me tell you; this is just the beginning.

“You ripped me off at the inn, causing me to lose many years of savings, a thousand-year-old Snow Ginseng, and news of a Medial Grade Secret Treasure. In the end, all I got was half of a secret manual. Furthermore, it is only a copy. Since I can’t kill you, I will irritate you until you hand over the remaining half of the copy.”

Xiao Chen finally got to see what shameless truly meant. Furthermore, an old man taught him the meaning. “That’s up to you. I will not give you the latter half of the Firmament Body Tempering Art before I obtained the Secret Treasure.”

Green Wind Island’s harbor was extremely busy. At one glance, there was an endless number of merchant ships from the merchant associations of the various nations. Numerous people crowded the entire harbor. They all squeezed and pushed their way through the crowd to get to where they wanted to.

However, all the merchant ships were setting out for the Boundless Sea. Xiao Chen searched for a long time but could not find any returning to the continent.

Bai Lixi said, “Brat, stop looking. The merchant ships returning from the Boundless Sea and heading back to the continent can only be found at night.”

Xiao Chen felt doubtful as he asked, “Why?”

Bai Lixi glanced at Xiao Chen with great disdain. He said, “You youths understand nothing. This is the rule of Green Wind Island’s harbor. There are too many ships here. In the past, there were many incidents of the departing ships and incoming ship crashing into each other and sinking to the bottom of the sea. Hence, they regulated the timing of when the ships could enter by where they were going.”

Xiao Chen glanced at the several thousand colossal merchant ships. He could somewhat understand what Bai Lixi said. This world was different from his previous world. The ships here were much larger and numerous. If there were no way to give directions conveniently, they would be challenging to manage.

Xiao Chen looked up and saw that it was already dusk. It would soon be dark. So he decided to wait.

Xiao Chen searched for a place with fewer people and sat. Then, he took out a book from the Universe Ring to read.

This was the Compendium of Ancient Secret Treasures Xiao Chen had obtained in the past. Too many people filled the harbor; there was no way for him to cultivate here. However, he could not afford to waste too much time.

Using the time to understand more about Secret Treasure, as well as increase his knowledge of famous Secret Treasures, was not a waste at all.

“Brat, what is so interesting about reading? Let’s talk about body tempering. I can tell that you have already gained certain achievements in tempering the body.”

Bai Lixi quickly followed and placed his axe on the ground before plopping his butt down next to Xiao Chen.

Xiao Chen could not be bothered about him. Regardless of the topic, Bai Lixi would soon shift it back to the Firmament Body Tempering Art. He had already experienced this several times on the way here.

“Based on what I can tell, your pure physical strength is only about one hundred thousand kilograms of force. There is still much room for improvement. How about this? Give me the seventh layer of the Firmament Body Tempering Art, just one layer, and I will help you to raise your physical strength by 25,000 kilograms of force.”

Indeed, after Bai Lixi spoke a single sentence, he turned the topic back to the Firmament Body Tempering Art. Xiao Chen smiled faintly and did not plan to answer him.

Even if Bai Lixi’s offer were very tempting, Xiao Chen would ignore it, burying himself in the Compendium of Ancient Secret Treasures.

Time slowly went by, and as darkness had almost completely fallen, Xiao Chen suddenly heard footsteps walking toward him.

This person had not hidden his aura at all as he locked it onto Xiao Chen as he walked over.

Xiao Chen put the book away. He quickly stood and turned around. Bai Lixi’s reaction was not slow either. He turned at the same time as Xiao Chen.

That person had a sword hanging from his waist. His hair was long and flowing. He looked very handsome, and his aura was sharp. He unabashedly revealed his sharpness; his aura was sharper than swords or sabers.

Xiao Chen felt suspicious as he watched the person walk towards him. He muttered to himself, “Why hasn’t Jin Wuji left yet?”

Bai Lixi whispered, “That looks like that whats-his-name from the Heavenly Sword Gate. He seemed pretty strong, your friend?

Bai Lixi’s tone obviously carried mockery.

Xiao Chen shook his head and said, “No.”

Jin Wuji was already less than a hundred meters away. He could hear Bai Lixi’s words clearly. Although he felt angry at that person’s intentional mockery, he knew who this person was and did not wish to say more.

Jin Wuji focused his gaze on Xiao Chen and asked sullenly, “Where is Yue Chenxi? Has she left?”

Xiao Chen frowned slightly. Why does Jin Wuji’s tone feel so aggressive? I do not recall offending him.

However, when Xiao Chen heard Yue Chenxi’s name, he figured everything out. He made a guess and smiled helplessly.

It looked like the first bit of trouble originating from Yue Chenxi had found Xiao Chen.

Xiao Chen ignored Jin Wuji’s tone and said calmly, “After she obtained the Daybreak Flower, she returned with the higher-ups of the Supreme Sky Sect.”

Jin Wuji’s expression changed greatly. He asked in shock, “You helped her obtain the Daybreak Flower?”

Damn it! I should have been the one to help Yue Chenxi to pick the Daybreak Flower. This fellow has spoiled yet another of my plans.

After a while, Jin Wuji calmed himself, thinking, This person has a friendship with Su Xiaoxiao. There are currently many people here. I will let him off for now.

“Just remember this, regardless of what you did, Yue Chenxi is not a person some White Robed Bladesman can dream about. Don’t let me see you with Yue Chenxi again.”

Jin Wuji’s expression turned sinister as he muttered coldly to himself, “Otherwise, the Heavenly Sword Gate will make it very difficult for you to survive in this world. Don’t offend those you can’t afford to offend.”

Hmm! Who are you, spoiling my plans over and over? Stop and look at your status first.