Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 591
Chapter 591: 591
It would have been a massive event if this had happened at the Divine Capital, but it was just another day at the Archaion Sect .
“Fast, but you’re still not my opponent . ” Tianming waited for the disturbance to come to an end before going over .
In the cultivation room next door, peace returned .
Originally, Tianming thought that she would come out by herself . However, after a long wait, nothing happened . He pushed the door open and entered to see a shivering figure sprawled on the floor .
“What’s the matter?” Tianming went forward to get a closer look . Lin Xiaoxiao’s face was pale, and there was a trace of black blood at the corner of her lips . By then, a puddle of blood had already formed .
Although her aura was faint and her consciousness blurring, Lin Xiaoxiao turned away when Tianming appeared . “Go away . ”
“You sure you just became an empyrean saint? Looks more like you took some poison,” Tianming said calmly . Back when Li Wudi had become an empyrean saint, he’d evolved as a lifeform . His longevity had increased by five hundred years and his saint ki had flourished . It was a far cry from Lin Xiaoxiao .
Lin Xiaoxiao grit her teeth and tried to crawl away . “Go away . ”
Then, she fainted away .
“Is she pretending to be dead?”
Tianming kicked her with his foot, but there was no response . “Is she really dead?”
Tianming checked and found that she was still breathing .
“What’s going on?”
Tianming stood at the side, feeling like there was nothing he could do . “Whatever . Lying on the floor isn’t good, so I’ll move you . Don’t blame me if you die . ”
Tianming picked up Lin Xiaoxiao, commenting, “How light . ”
Looking around, he couldn’t see any furnishings, not even a place to lie down . Hence, he carried her back to his place . There were many rooms there, and some even had beds .
“So cold . ” Lin Xiaoxiao seemed to be sleep talking . She curled up into a ball, still shaking .
“And that’s my problem because?” Tianming tossed her onto the bed, then walked away .
However, two steps later, Tianming felt sorry for her when he saw her still curled up with purplish lips . Ending up here like this after losing her whole family was rather saddening .
In the end, Tianming threw a blanket over her . However, he felt like it wasn’t enough . Going outside, he picked up the sunbathing Meow Meow .
“Tianming, what are you doing! I’m getting my tan in!” Meow Meow said with annoyance .
Tianming glared at it before tossing it to Lin Xiaoxiao . “Careful I don’t burn up your balls! Warm her up . ”
“Nooo! This cat never sells his body!”
“You can sleep until she wakes up . ”
Tianming felt like he had somehow lost when it readily agreed .
“Whatever . ”
“Tianming, aren’t you afraid I have something to hold over you after you’re so fickle in love?” Meow Meow sniggered .
“Why should I be afraid when my conscience is clear?”
“Naive . Chicken Bro already drew that scene of you princess carrying her . ”
Tianming was speechless .
“Haha, you’re finished!”
“One more word out of you and I’ll pluck out all your hair . ”
Lin Xiaoxiao lay there for half a day before leaving . Tianming was busy cultivating, so he didn’t register her exit . His current progress was quite smooth .
Xuanyuan Xixi didn’t bother him during this period of time, either .
Most of the Human Branch disciples were currently doing some last minute effort for the faction battles and were in seclusion .
It was in this manner that winter came .
Snow was crashing down on the day Tianming reached eighth-level sky saint .
Everything was blanketed in white, making it all look pure . This was when the Archaion Sect was at its most beautiful .
The Divine Capital was a city with rivers within, while this sect was a country of snow .
Supposedly, when snow fell in the sect, it would only end the next year . Chills would seep deep into the bones, and the snowflakes that fell could painfully nick flesh . Such a winter was something even saints might struggle against .
Today, Tianming’s courtyard was covered in white and Lan Huang was happily frolicking .
“Two more levels until I’m an empyrean saint,” Tianming predicted that day wasn’t too far off . “My strength now should give me a stable footing in the Human Branch . It’s time to increase the amount of time I can spend at the Deepstar Path . ”
Tianming had a simple goal: he would join a faction and get a leadership position . He remembered Lin Xiaoxiao had also mentioned her desire to join a faction and join the battles . So he went to find her .
After knocking for a while, there was still no response, so Tianming invited himself in .
A girl was collapsed on the floor again .
“Pretending to be dead again?” Tianming was speechless .
Tianming checked her condition . She was even worse this time, and looked like she was on her deathbed . Fortunately, despite her suffering, her constitution gained from symbiotic cultivation with her lifebound beast would allow her to recover within two days .
Tianming could only summon Meow Meow out again to warm her up .
Two days later, she was mostly recovered .
“Are you at the second level now?” Tianming asked
“Yes . ” Lin Xiaoxiao nodded . She finally had the powerful aura of an empyrean saint expert .
“You half dying each time is to break through?”
“Yes . ”
“Cultivation rising should be a wonderful thing . This situation should only happen if you’re using an improper method . Risking it once or twice is fine, but it’s not practical in the long term . ”
“I know . ”
“Don’t be naive . You can’t catch up to me . ” Tianming smiled .
Lin Xiaoxiao froze, biting her lips .
“Let’s go . Do you want to join the faction battles with me? There are seven or eight days left, right?”
“Yes . We won’t be able to participate if we don’t join soon . ”
“Let’s go, boys,” Tianming hollered to his lifebound beasts .
“Why aren’t you bringing yours?” Tianming grinned .
“It’s cowardly . ”
“That’s what happens when you play too much . ”
They walked out into the snow, leaving a trail of footprints in their wake . The snowstorm was still raging, and every word they spoke was accompanied by misty breath .
“There’s over thirty factions in the Human Branch . Even the youngest has a history over ten thousand years old . Which do you want to join?” Lin Xiaoxiao asked .
“The Dragonmight Faction . ”
“That faction is led by the Xuanyuan Clan, and their lord is even a core disciple of the clan . Joining them will make it easy for you to be bullied when you have conflict with Xuanyuan Xixi . ”
“That’s no big deal . Mostly, I’m just looking at their high chance of winning . They’re the biggest faction and have extraordinary strength, right?” Tianming asked .
“Yes . ”
“Then them it is . ”
“Not afraid of trouble?”
“Of course not . My goal is to replace the faction lord and lead the faction into winning the faction battles . Do you believe me?”
“I do . ”
“That’s surprising . ” Tianming smiled . “I remember the Dragonmight Faction is divided into ten halls, which are further subdivided into chapters . Only these chapter chiefs can appoint people into positions of leadership, yes?”
Lin Xiaoxiao agreed .
“What’s the nearest chapter from us?”
“The Greenmaple Chapter . ”
“We’ll go there then . I’m in the mood to become a deacon today . They can command over a hundred disciples, right?”
“Yes . ”
Tianming had been a general before, in command of ten thousand men . However, the deacons of the Dragonmight Faction and their hundred disciples were even stronger .
Usually, the top five factions had over thirty thousand disciples . The Dragonmight Faction, with their reputation, had over a hundred thousand, a fifth of the entire branch’s population, making it an undisputed behemoth in the Human Branch .
Calling the lord of the Dragonmight Faction the lord of the Human Branch wasn’t too much of a stretch .
Most importantly, this was a place of young people without the meddling of seniors . Despite everyone being of the same age, there had still been an insistence to create a social pecking order . While it sounded childish, the weight of it going on for tens of thousands of years had made it no different from a true dynasty .