The bright moon hung high in the sky.
Jiang Lan stood in the darkness, quietly listening to those people’s conversation.
The Ba Country and the Demon Race had started fighting, and they were evenly matched.
The others didn’t know, but Jiang Lan did. Ba Country had suffered greatly in their exchange with Kunlun.
After that, they then turned to fight the demons.
Only the summit leaders knew the details.
However, the silence of the dragons was confusing.
Not only the Dragon Race, but the other factions’ actions were also pretty confusing. They started attacking others for no apparent reason.
On the surface, although Kunlun looked normal.
There were many spies among them. From the looks of it, this was also an act of confusion.
“I don’t understand why, but over the years, every power has taken action.”
“Yes, we can’t tell what their goal is at all. Our level is too low.”
“We won’t be able to understand them even if we are at a higher level. In any case, if one of them were to fight, it might be due to some irreconcilable difference. However, it’s hard to say the reason if all the factions in the Grand Desolate World are all taking action.”
“The Qilin Race seems to have made their move as well. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the entire Grand Desolate World is fighting.”
“I wonder if those smaller factions are in a bad mood.”
Jiang Lan listened quietly for a moment before turning to leave.
What they said made a lot of sense. The various major powers definitely had their own motives, but no one knew why.
Some of the smaller families and sects simply did not understand why these people were fighting. They were restless.
Every major faction was fighting. However, these smaller families and sects had no idea what was going on.
This would make them feel a sense of urgency.
However, Kulun did not move either. It seemed that Kunlun was not anxious at all.
Perhaps Ao Ye was right, Kunlun had already taken action.
As for what action Kunlun took.
Jiang Lan didn’t know.
There was no need for him to figure it out either. He had to get stronger first.
There were some things that one would not know if one was too weak. After becoming stronger, one would naturally know more.
Instead of spending time figuring out the reason, it was better to spend time to become stronger.
There were some things that one might not be able to avoid once they were clear about, but once they became powerful, they would be able to control them.
Currently, he had his master’s protection, so as long as it was within his master’s capabilities, there was no problem.
If it was outside his master’s capabilities.
He needed to surpass his master and protect him before his master became powerless.
After returning to the Ninth Summit, Jiang Lan continued to observe the scenery.
Under the moonlight, he read his book and busied himself in the courtyard.
He was laying the foundations for the spiritual courtyard.
He had been drunk for ten years and entered the threshold of the great Dao.
Now that he had a sufficient understanding of how to build the spiritual courtyard, all that was left was time.
He still needed some time.
He would read the Catoptric Deflection book at night. In the morning, he would close his book and begin taking care of the Ninth Summit.
Day after day, day after night.
A hundred days and nights passed.
Winter passed and spring returned.
A gentle breeze blew past. Jiang Lan could feel the changes in the season and the new life of the plants.
“It’s been three months since that happened.”
He had read many books and modified many array formations.
Instead of cultivating, he was observing the changes in the world.
Although his cultivation level had not changed, his comprehension of the Dao was even deeper.
“It shouldn’t be a problem.”
With this thought in mind, he returned to the courtyard and began cultivating.
For safety reasons, he did not enter the Netherworld Cave to cultivate. Instead, he cultivated in the courtyard.
After confirming that his condition was normal, he entered the Netherworld Cave.
The path of cultivation was extremely dangerous. Once a mistake occurred, it would leave a huge impact on one.
It was not wrong to be cautious.
Jiang Lan sat cross-legged on the ground with his eyes closed, allowing the spring breeze to blow against him.
The spring breeze blew past Jiang Lan’s clothes and the surrounding flowers. The summer sun followed closely behind and shone on Jiang Lan’s body, illuminating the entire courtyard.
Spring went and summer came.
Jiang Lan calmed down and ended his cultivation.
His eyes moved slightly, as if he was about to open them.
When he opened his eyes, he saw a girl bending over to look at him.
Her back faced the sun and she had a look of curiosity.
“Junior Brother, good morning.”
Xiao Yu’s smiling face occupied Jiang Lan’s eyes.
The person who came was naturally the Jade Pool Goddess, Ao Longyu.
“Senior sister, good morning,” Jiang Lan replied softly.
“Junior Brother, why are you cultivating here?” Xiao Yu sat down and asked.
She came here naturally because the Dragon Slaying Sword’s Sword Intent in her wooden sword had finished.
Jiang Lan stood up and sat down beside the table.
“I wanted to stabilize my state of mind and ensure that there are no problems.”
“Is there a problem?” Xiao Yu propped her chin on her hands and looked at Jiang Lan.
She was very concerned about this.
“No.” Jiang Lan shook his head slightly before extending his hand as if asking for something.
Xiao Yu looked at Jiang Lan’s hand and obediently handed the wooden sword to him.
She had a look of reluctance on her face.
“Master told me that the Kunlun God Hall is going to open in a few years. Junior Brother should be going, right?” Xiao Yu laid on the table and watched Jiang Lan embed her sword with his sword intent.
“Yes.” Jiang Lan nodded and answered the question. Then, he looked at Xiao Yu.
“Is Senior Sister going?”
“I want to go,” Xiao Yu said.
“You can’t go?” Jiang Lan was a bit surprised.
Logically speaking, it was beneficial for him if Xiao Yu did not go.
Because if they went, they would definitely go together and this would easily attract the attention of others.
He was not against the idea of Xiao Yu going too.
After all, he was only going to the Kunlun Temple to sign in and did not intend to go there to comprehend anything.
Because of the powerhouse Imperial Lord Xi He, he was a bit worried about being discovered.
Furthermore, those who went were all personal disciples and human geniuses.
It was not impossible for something dangerous to happen inside.
It was easy for him to use his true strength and be exposed.
Therefore, he didn’t plan to do anything else. He just needed to find a place to sit down and comprehend.
Xiao Yu should not affect his plan.
“I might not be able to go. I have to go into seclusion.” Xiao Yu pouted.
“Therefore, you won’t be able to see me during that time.”
Jiang Lan thought to himself for a moment before realizing that it was indeed going to be the day when Xiao Yu advanced to the late-stage Void Refinement Realm.
“Junior Brother often goes into seclusion because you want to become an immortal as soon as possible, right?” Xiao Yu asked.
“Mn.” Jiang Lan nodded slightly.
“Then what does Junior Brother want to do after becoming an immortal?” Xiao Yu asked curiously.
What did he want to do after he became an immortal?
Jiang Lan thought for a moment and nothing popped up in his mind.
After becoming an immortal, he had basically been cultivating. If he had to say something, it would be that he wanted to try how fast he could fly on his sword.
However, it was only for a short while. He was worried that some immortals would notice him if he was too high-profile.
However, if it was after he became an immortal on the surface…
Then it would definitely be for the wedding.
“What about Senior Sister?” Jiang Lan didn’t reply.
“I’m here to tell Junior Brother.” Xiaoyu smiled at Jiang Lan.
“When I successfully transcend the tribulation, I’ll come find you, junior brother. I’ll protect you from now on.”
The young dragon spoke arrogantly.
Jiang Lan looked at Xiao Yu and said.
“Senior Sister, how many years do you still need before you become an immortal?”
“En.” Xiao Yu thought about it and said.
“About 250 years.”
His Senior Sister had lied.
Xiao Yu had been cultivating for nearly 340 years. In another decade or so, she should be able to advance to the late-stage Void Refinement Realm.
In other words, under normal circumstances, it would take at most 150 years before she became an immortal.
But one can’t lie about one’s tribulation transcendence.
She deliberately did not advance and wanted to wait till the 250th year.
This was because Jiang Lan’s cultivation base would be at the perfected Void Refinement Realm at the time.
In another fifty years or so, he would become an immortal.
Jiang Lan didn’t say anything. He just lowered his head and continued doing his task.
Xiao Yu did not mind and ran to bring the vegetative egg over to water it.
In the evening.
Xiao Yu felt that it was time for Jiang Lan to return the wooden sword to her.
He was going to chase her away again.
But when she looked over, she realized that her Junior Brother was still embedding the sword with his sword intent.
She squatted beside Jiang Lan, somewhat curious.
But she did not speak.
“We need to wait another night,” Jiang Lan said softly.
He did not give any explanation.
Xiao Yu did not ask either.
She sat beside Jiang Lan and suddenly thought of something. Then, she said excitedly.
“Junior Brother, I heard something funny last time. A Junior Sister’s pet hit a tree and was knocked silly.”
“Really? I think I heard the joke, too. It was pretty funny.”