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“Junior Brother is now a perfected Human Immortal?”
In the flowers, Xiao Yu continued to tend to the fragile flowers.
Jiang Lan squatted beside her and helped her. If Xiao Yu wanted to do something, he naturally wouldn’t stop her.
If something went wrong, he could help to deal with it.
“En, I have perfected the Human Immortal Realm. In a few decades, I should be a True Immortal,” Jiang Lan replied.
Becoming a True Immortal was extremely important to him.
He could make a trip to the First Summit then.
However, with his current progress, it was definitely possible for him to advance to the True Immortal Realm on the surface and his true cultivation to the Dao Immortal by then.
This way, it was also much safer for him when he entered the Heaven Realm’s entrance.
This could prevent any accidents from happening.
“Then you won’t be able to make it in time, Junior Brother,” Xiao Yu said.
“Is there soemthing recently?” Jiang Lan was surprised. He thought that Xiao Yu was concerned about the challenge between them.
“Yes.” Xiao Yu handed the flower that she accidentally plucked to Jiang Lan and asked him to plant it back.
“Recently, Kunlun seems to be selecting outstanding disciples at the True Immortal and Heaven Immortal Realms.
It is as if a fortuitous opportunity battle is about to begin.
The enemy might be all the powerful factions in the Grand Desolate World. According to Master, there’s a high chance that those participating will be us Kunlun, the Four Seas’ Dragon Race, the Northern Wastelands’ Demon Race, the Western Wastelands’ Ba Country, the Central Plains’ Heavenly Human Race, the Central Plains’ Heavenly Feather Phoenix Race, the Southern Wastelands’ Devil Race, the Southern Wastelands Mount Nominous’ Magus Immortals, the Eastern Wastelands’ Qilin Race, and the Eastern Wastelands Giant Spirit Race.
This should be it. ”
“They’re all involved.” Jiang Lan was a bit surprised.
They were all the forces who had a powerhouse with a Deity Position.
In other words, the battle for the Deity Positions was already coming to an end, or rather, it was already over.
“What is it?” Xiao Yu asked.
“All the important figures are involved,” Jiang Lan replied and asked.
“Senior Sister is also a True Immortal. Do you need to participate?”
He didn’t know the exact details of the fortuitous opportunity battle, but if it was suddenly like this, there should be quite a bit of change.
“No.” Xiao Yu shook her head.
“Even if I want to participate, I can’t. As the Jade Pool Goddess, I can’t participate in such matters.”
“When is the selection?” Jiang Lan asked.
It was naturally best if his Senior Sister didn’t participate. Although his Senior Sister advanced very quickly, she lacked experience.
Other than being at the Jade Pool, she was normally with him.
In the past, she even had to rely on himself to gain a foothold in the Third Summit.
Right now, she did not need to do anything in the Ninth Summit.
She experienced no regression, but she was not too outstanding either.
Moreover, things related to the Deity Position were not safe.
It would be best if she didn’t get involved.
“It will start in the next few years. It’s said that the duration will be rather long. We might have to wait hundreds of years before the selection is completed.
However, the people who register after the start of the selection will not be able to join even if they wanted to.” Xiao Yu changed her position and continued dealing with the flowers.
Jiang Lan followed behind.
“Did your master say what the content was?”
“This…” Xiao Yu raised her head and thought for a moment.
“Master only said that the stronger one is, the better one is.”
Jiang Lan didn’t ask further. This matter didn’t seem to have anything to do with him.
His master did not inform him either.
From the looks of it, he could ignore it for the time being.
Advancing to the Dao Immortal Realm was more important.
However, he needed to make a trip to the Jade Pool to bring his Senior Sister into his Dao.
As for how to bring his Senior Sister into an epiphany, he didn’t think about it.
The obsession in one’s heart might cause one to be imprisoned by it instead.
He wanted to do things according to his heart. He wanted to feel the peace and beauty brought by his Senior Sister.
This was enough.
There was no need to force anything.
Watching his Senior Sister focus on handling the flowers, Jiang Lan remained silent.
He had been in seclusion for thirty years and had not seen his Senior Sister for thirty years.
It had been very, very long.
Suddenly, his Deity Position stirred.
Someone had called out his Deity Position title.
Was it the Eighth Prince and the youth?
He had not responded to them all these years, and they had not looked for him for a long time.
They should have nothing much now.
However, he soon realized that it was not the Eighth Prince and the others.
Instead, it was a female voice he had never heard before.
“Imperial Lord Xi He is waiting for you in the Ice Cicada Forest tonight.”
Jiang Lan followed the source of the voice and tried to look over.
It came from the Second Summit.
But he didn’t dare to examine further, afraid of being discovered.
However, he was a little surprised that Imperial Lord Xi He wanted to see him.
Should he go or not?
After glancing at his Senior Sister, he replied.
“Seven days later.”
Although he did not know who this person was, the fact that it came from the Second Summit meant that the other party was from Kunlun.
This way, his response would reach Imperial Lord Xi He’s ears.
If the other party was anxious, he would definitely have asked to meet directly.
Thus, dragging it out for seven days was nothing.
For the next few days, Jiang Lan accompanied Xiao Yu.
Occasionally, he would sweep the square and occasionally pluck weeds from the ground.
He would watch the sunrise in the morning and the sunset in the evening.
When he was free, he sat in the courtyard.
Clouds curled up and the sound of rain could be heard.
The long period of accompanying did not allow Xiao Yu to better control her half-dragon transformation.
Therefore, Xiao Yu always had some dragon scales on her body these few days. However, they were all covered by her clothes and did not affect her.
“I think it might have something to do with the interval. Junior Brother hasn’t helped me get used to my half-dragon form for thirty years.
Thus, the progress I have made has been reduced to nothing. It has becime harder and harder for me to control.”
In the courtyard, Xiao Yu looked at the dragon scales on her feet and said.
“I don’t need to go into seclusion for the time being, so I can help you get used to it in the next few decades or a hundred years,” Jiang Lan replied.
For now, he just needed to cultivate normally and did not need to go into seclusion.
“Even so, I can’t stay on the Ninth Summit forever. If I stay here for too long, Junior Brother will chase me away.” Xiao Yu leaned against Jiang Lan and swayed her feet as she spoke.
“When Senior Sister returns to the Jade Pool, I’ll follow you back. After confirming that there are no inner demons, we’ll return to the Ninth Summit together,” Jiang Lan said as he flipped through the book.
“What if I still can’t get used to it?” Xiao Yu turned to look at Jiang Lan.
Jiang Lan placed the book aside and knocked on the scale on Xiao Yu’s waist.
“Senior Sister, I’m already used to it.
So it’s the same.”
“Then if I change back to my normal look, will you be happier?” Xiao Yu asked again.
“Perhaps my senses will change a bit. After all, I just got used to it and have to change again,” Jiang Lan replied.
In reality, there was no difference to him.
His Senior Sister was still his Senior Sister.
It was just that some parts of her skin had changed.
It was not like she was returning to her true form.
As for the injuries…
His Senior Sister, who was not in her dragon form, also knew how to catch people.
Xiao Yu looked at Jiang Lan with a smile. Then, she touched Jiang Lan’s arm. There were injuries on her arm.
“Junior Brother, do you think I’ll have an egg in my stomach if I don’t transform into a half-dragon?”
“Egg?” Jiang Lan was stunned.
“What if it’s a human?”
It felt a little strange for his Senior Sister to lay eggs in her human form.
“Then will I have a human in my stomach?”
“Will I be pregnant then?”
“Maybe. I’ve read such books recently. Many other races seem to have to maintain the same form to do so.
And among all races, it is the easiest to be a human.
Perhaps that’s why they chose to transform.”
Xiao Yu immediately stood up.
“Junior Brother, let’s go get used to it.”
“Senior Sister, it’s not dark yet.” Jiang Lan looked up at the sky.
It was noon.
Getting used to such things was naturally suitable only at night.
“What if it’s easier to get used to during the day?”
Outside the Ice Cicada Forest.
Jiang Lan activated his One Leaf Vision and walked on the road.
Today was the seventh day. He was here for the appointment.
Over the past few days, he had accompanied his Senior Sister and walked around the entire Ninth Summit.
Although she said that she was taking care of it, she had destroyed many array formations in many places.
As for getting used to half-dragon transformation, he had also tried it with his Senior Sister.
There was indeed no progress at night.
During the day…
It was indeed better at first, but it was just the beginning.
In the past, Senior Sister would occasionally not dragonize for a day or two.
He had not seen it recently.
He didn’t pay much attention to it. There was still a long time ahead.
He just needed to take it slowly.
It was definitely related to her strength. Whenever his Senior Sister became stronger, it became harder for her to control her Dragon Transformation.
Once she became a Heaven Immortal, it would be very difficult for her to advance again.
This way, she would have the time to slowly get used to it.
It was just like how he had to familiarize himself with his realm and spells after advancing.
During these seven days, he would simulate the Power of Nine Bulls and the Nine Steps of Heavenly Travel.
Facing Imperial Lord Xi He, even if he was a perfected Heaven Immortal, he still didn’t dare to be the slightest bit careless.
The other party’s strength was not something the current him could compare to.
Today, his Senior Sister had originally planned to go to the Third Summit to look for her master, but she had more dragon scales on her today, so she decided to water the plants in the courtyard.
Or familiarize herself with her Kunlun Power.
It was almost time for their challenge match.
The venue was still in the Ninth Summit’s square. His Senior Sister indeed did not have the determination to win.
After a while.
He stood in the Ice Cicada Forest, waiting.
He was waiting for Imperial Lord Xi He to arrive, but he had already made preparations to escape this place.
If there was a problem, he would leave the Ice Cicada Forest immediately.
Walking over was also part of the preparation.
It was convenient for him to leave.
In fact, he would be even more relaxed if he waited another hundred years.
Unfortunately, not everything went smoothly.
Suddenly, a gaze landed on him, followed by an aura appearing in the distance.
It was from Imperial Lord Xi He.
It was also the aura of a single strike.
This made him feel much more relieved. It seemed like there was no problem.
Although it was fine if he didn’t come, Imperial Lord Xi He had taken the initiative to look for him. There must be something.
He also wanted to know the current situation in the Grand Desolate World.
There were some things that he could not hide forever.
“Looks like you’re not worried about being fooled by me.” Imperial Lord Xi He’s voice sounded.
“Senior is too kind.” Jiang Lan was respectful.
Imperial Lord Xi He looked at his surroundings. If he hadn’t seen so many complicated preparations, he really would have thought that this person in front of him trusted him.
But it was good.
Being cautious was good for survival in the Grand Desolate World.
“Do you know about the selection of outstanding disciples?” Imperial Lord Xi He asked directly.
“Mn.” Jiang Lan nodded slightly.
He did not say anything.
“Do you want to participate in it?” Imperial Lord Xi He’s voice carried a smile.
Jiang Lan remained silent.
He would not answer or say anything.
If he answered, it would easily bring him huge trouble.
“I don’t suggest you participate.” Imperial Lord Xi He didn’t mind Jiang Lan’s silence.
“You should not be a contestant, but you should be the person behind a contestant.
However, if you can’t support it with your strength, you will bring trouble to yourself.”
“Senior, please enlighten me.” Jiang Lan lowered his head respectfully.
He did not know what the other party was saying.
The person behind the contestant?
How was this matter so directly related to him?
“The situation in the Grand Desolate World is almost stable. The Deity Positions are mostly all taken. No one can obtain the Deity Position in the Upper Palace anymore as well.
The Dragon Race had obtained the Deity Position in the Upper Palace so early because they had prepared many things.
The others are anot able to do the same.
Therefore, the Deity Positions can be said to be fully occupied.” Imperial Lord Xi He’s voice continued.
“Have you read the book on Deity Positions?
Obtaining a Deity Position is only a part of it. This Deity Position still belongs to the Ancient Imperial Palace. If one wants to truly fuse with the Deity Position, one needs the aura of the Heaven Realm and the Netherworld.
The aura of the Heaven Realm is not a big problem since the Deity Position originates from the Ancient Imperial Palace. There is the aura of the Heaven Realm there.
The main problem lies in the aura of the Netherworld.
Therefore, I will start the fortuitous opportunity battle this time and build a challenge platform outside Kunlun.
The victor will be connected to the Netherworld.
At that time, everyone with a Deity Position will descend upon Kunlun.
You are no exception.”
“Can they come over?” Jiang Lan asked.
The matter of entering the Netherworld wasn’t unexpected. Imperial Lord Xi He had always been letting others grow.
Entering the Netherworld at the last moment was nothing.
Of course, the challenger entering the Netherworld might cause less damage to the Netherworld’s Entrance.
Otherwise, there was no need for outstanding True Immortals or Heaven Immortals.
However, under normal circumstances, it was impossible for someone with a Deity Position to come over. The last time, even if someone with a Deity Position came, the person wasn’t in his true form.
It was not considered a true descent.
“I can get them to come over, but it might be dangerous for you.
You are too weak. When the time comes, your people might be targeted.
You have to be mentally prepared.
After a period of time, our deal can continue,” Imperial Lord Xi He reminded.
“A deal?” Jiang Lan asked.
“The deal to help you change your Deity Position title,” Imperial Lord Xi He replied.
Jiang Lan remembered that there was such a thing. However, it was indeed very dangerous for him if other people with Deity Positions came over.
“Roughly when will it begin?” Time was the most important thing.
“In another eighty to a hundred to twenty years,” Imperial Lord Xi He replied. Then, he asked curiously.
“What is your current cultivation?”
Jiang Lan was silent.
Most people’s understanding of his cultivation should be at the mid-stage Celestial Immortal Realm.
In theory, he could not go any further in just a few decades.
In another hundred years, it was very likely that the other party’s understanding of his cultivation would reach the late-stage Celestial Immortal Realm.
And this was already a bold assumption.
In reality however, he should be able to enter the Dao Immortal Realm within eighty to a hundred years.
In this way, he might not be weaker against other people with Deity Positions.
This was good too. Even if someone targeted him that day, he could try to kill them. This way, no one would dare to covet his Deity Position again.
“Have you thought about why you have a Deity Position?” Imperial Lord Xi He suddenly changed the topic.
“Because of Ba Country?” Jiang Lan asked.
He was indeed very curious. His Deity Position had come inexplicably.
“There is this reason, but it’s impossible for the worshipers of Ba Country to directly let someone obtain the Deity Position.
Otherwise, Imperial Lord Youdu wouldn’t need your help to step into the Ancient Imperial Lower Palace.” Imperial Lord Xi He looked at Jiang Lan and said.
“You are in Kunlun. Kunlun connects the Heaven Realm to the Netherworld. It’s the foundation of having a Deity Position.
And you have the foundation.
The Ba Country’s fortuitous opportunity, which came in the form of worship, descended upon you during the war, allowing you to obtain the fortuitous opportunity.
The Ba Country was praying to form a passageway, trying to connect the fortuitous opportunity to the foundation and you responded to it.
With this, the fortuitous opportunity and foundation were connected.
The Deity Position thus descended and landed on your body.
The Ba Country had obtained the Deity Position, but it had in fact landed on someone in Kunlun.
At first, I thought that you would be restrained in Kunlun, or that your Deity Position would be dispersed because you couldn’t be in Ba Country.
As it turned out, I was wrong.
You have received all the gifts: Kunlun, Ba Country, and Ancient Imperial.
However, although these gifts can allow one to obtain a Deity Position, they can’t give one sufficient freedom.
So you should have something unknown on you.”