Chapter 5 – The Fiancé (1)
A different disciple would be afraid of facing the Elders’ wrath, but Lee Chu Da scoffed:
-Elders, don’t be angry. If I were to actually pass the trials, it would be a great contribution to the sect. The hardworking should be rewarded, no? It should be a given that I would have certain conditions given the dangerous task.
-Then wait until you have passed the trial, then we can discuss them!
This Elder was extremely unhappy before Lee Chu Da’s attitude, so he roared his response.
-So be it!
First Elder nods his head, then continued:
-Don’t you worry. As long as you pass the trial, you are free to select any cultivation methods with the exception of Heavenly Destiny secret techniques and Immortal Emperor Merit Laws. I don’t think the other Elders would have any objections.
The Six Elders glanced at each other and contemplated the notion. If he indeed passes the trial, then the Elder’s suggestion is completely reasonable.
-The other conditions can wait until after the trial.
Lee Chu Da finally smiled.
-However, there is one condition that I must state beforehand so that there will be ample time for preparation. Once I reach the Yun body level, I require a Medicinal Paste of the Emperor Grade.
After hearing Lee Chu Da’s request, the faces of all Six Elders became sour and they collectively yell out at the same time:
-How greedy can you be?
Lee Chu Da pretends to not hear their loud yell and continued to slowly enunciate each word:
-Elders, the marriage between our two sects is a great matter as well as an enormous contribution. Emperor Grade Medicinal Paste might be precious, but I feel like it is a fair trade.
-Hmmph, you think Medicinal Paste of the Emperor Grade is that easily obtainable, that it just grows on the street? Right now, we cannot accommodate you because we lack certain integral efficacious medicines for the recipe.
The First Elder dejectedly announced.
Looking at the Elder’s body language, Lee Chu Da secretly sighed in disappointment. He was thinking too highly of Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. In the past, its treasure trove was unlimited. It even contained Immortal Grade Paste; Emperor Paste was trivial in comparison.
-Fine, I will take one step back; I want the Highest Grade of King Paste!
-That I can accept.
The First Elder concedes.
-I also heard that we have a technique named “Invisible Dual Blade” that can be learned in a hurry. I want this technique as well as a pair of blades to accompany with it. Would that be acceptable?
The Elders rolled their eyes from surprise. They originally thought that this greedy boy would ask for Emperor Grade techniques, but he wants such a normal technique.
-Invisible Dual Blade eh?
The First Elder stroked his beard.
Another Elder quickly responds:
-First Elder, that is only a martial technique; it is insufficient. In the world of cultivation, even the simplest Merit Law would outperform any martial arts.
-That is not a problem! Nam Hoai Ren, bring “Invisible Dual Blade” to his peak, and give him the best pair of dual blades.
The First Elder was happy with this simple request. His opinion of Lee Chu Da decreased from Lee Chu Da’s unwise decision. One would think that the sect would want to give all the assistance they could afford to help Lee Chu Da, but deep down inside, all the Elders knew that no matter what techniques and weapons they give to him, completing the trial would still be impossible. They only aimed to minimize the loss of the sect.
-Go back and prepare, you shall depart in three days. After your return, you can complete the ancestral ceremony to ascend to your position.
Of course, if he could come back alive that is. The Elders had great doubts.
The technique and blades were brought to Lee Chu Da’s peak immediately afterward. He was satisfied with the dual Crescent Moon Blades. The blades’ curves occasionally shone with sharpness. However, these were merely Mortal grade and not fit for cultivators. No matter how sharp the edges are, it cannot compare to magical armaments.
Lee Chu Da slowly read the “Invisible Dual Blade” technique. Every word and every phrase spoken by him would be replicated in his mind. There was nothing but darkness with the truth of the techniques shining brightly in the empty space that was the mind. It is a special state of enlightenment that allowed one to understand the virtues of this world.
He had read many Immortal Emperor Merit Laws as well as Heaven rank methods during his years as the Dark Crow. However, not wanting to hand over his knowledge to the Heaven Demon Grotto, he purposely erased his memories before every deep slumber that would span for thousands of years. However, the Medicine God and Immortal Emperor Sanguine came up with a mysterious method that allowed Lee Chu Da to quickly understand the truths of these sovereign techniques the moment he sees them again.
Right now, everything that was pertinent to mastering the “Invisible Dual Blade” had been recalled. Taking a deep breath and comparing the manual in his head against the written version, he found that the technique was lacking a certain something; this worried him greatly.
Focusing his mind once again, Lee Chu Da finally understood the hidden truths behind the technique; he softly smiled.
Even though his body, life wheel, and Fate Palace were all Mortal grades, his knowledge and willpower were above what all geniuses were capable of.
He gently patted the manual; his attempt at mastering the technique has awakened his memory of the past; a secret that no disciple knows in the current era. That year, the young Akihito used to practice the “Invisible Dual Blade” technique. Later, when he became an Immortal Emperor that ruled over the Nine Worlds, he reminisced about this technique. He once again cultivated with it, slowly perfecting the normal martial technique.
Of course, this normal technique was not comparable to the Emperor Merit Laws that he had created as well, let alone Heaven’s Will Merit Laws. Akihito himself does not want his descendants to practice this technique either. Thus, the technique had lied dormant in the library of the sect for millenniums. No one has understood the real illustrious truths behind the technique, moulded by an Immortal Emperor after ascension.
When Lee Chu Da saw Akihito perfecting the technique; he teased him greatly. Even if this martial technique was cultivated to its apex and capable of slaying Noble Royals, no one would want to use it. Normal cultivators can only see the external qualities, thus this martial technique resided in the darkness.
Lee Chu Da was right in his prediction. It was ironic that he was now training with the technique. Emptying his mind of unnecessary thoughts, he picked up the dual blades and started to practice. He was extremely strict with himself; he slowly swung each stroke within the manual; each swing required perfection before moving on.