Sometimes the MC just does stupid things and gets into stupid trouble because of it. Like pulling out a super rare sword when there are definitely people around who would like to have said super rare sword.
Also. I fixed a paragraph in chapter 18. I must’ve missed it during the transition. My apologies. The paragraph begins with “That’s him. That year he hadn’t died.” for those who want to go back and ctrl+F and read it.
For those who have already forgotten about it, there is a Useful Notes post for characters and levels.
Anywho, shoutout to the editors and enjoy!
Seeing Qin Doug’s kind look on his face, Xie Ao Yu not only didn’t feel any sense of intimacy, but instead felt a chill over his entire body. An unspeakable coldness.
The matter of the Lightning Spirit Sword, by logic only Qin Yueyi knew about it, others didn’t. How did Qin Doug learn of it and even asked for it? This made anger gush out from the bottom of Xie Ao Yu’s heart.
Without speaking that he was Qin Yueyi’s friend, he had saved Qin Yueyi and helped her obtain the Amethyst Spirit Water. Qin Doug shouldn’t be asking for anything.
Xie Ao Yu tried to make his face look as calm as possible.
But he knew, it couldn’t be calm. After all, it was the Lightning Spirit Holy Sword, and he had actually taken it from someone else’s hands.
A Sage Level practitioner, that was an invincible practitioner that could even beat his father Xie Gan with just a single finger. It was something that he as a tiny Advanced Level person could hope to compare to.
“How did elder learn of it” Xie Ao Yu asked.
Qin Doug smiled and pulled a pendant off his neck. The pendant gave off a faint light, “This is a divinity detector. As long as there’s a holy weapon or better, as long as it hasn’t been put inside a space ring, it can find it. Just now I happened to pass by your room and it told me that you have a holy sword.”
(TN: 神咒探测器divinity detector? Anyone got a better name?)
Xie Ao Yu glanced at the pendant. The trace of doubt towards Qin Yueyi quietly disappeared. The disturbed feeling also mostly disappeared.
After all, if it had been Qin Yueyi, then the friendship between the two would become estranged.
But since Qin Doug had pulled out this divinity detector, it made him realize once again how amazing and deep the background of the big clans were, those that had been there tens of thousands of years. At the peak of humanity’s greatness, not only were they qi masters, there were other mysterious masters, for example beast warriors, alchemists, enchanters, spirit masters etc.
But later on a lot of the magical arts were lost in the flow of time.
But divinity detectors, water spells, were things for enchanters. The divinity detector was rumored to have been a small thing for enchanters during humanity’s peak, and even though it was only a simple thing for them, divinity detectors were considered as magical and mysterious. One could only imagine what a significant item would be like, an incredibly mysterious item.
“Elder came really prepared for this Big Treasure Hunt Assembly, ah.” Xie Ao Yu faintly said. With this divinity detector, if there was a mysterious treasure, it would be easy to find it.
“Hehe, it’s just a small toy.” Qin Doug obviously didn’t intend to continue that conversation. He glanced at Xie Ao Yu’s space ring, “I know that holy weapons are rare, the entire continent has very few, and the number of holy sword-types are even rarer. As long as younger brother agrees, if you have any request, I’ll use all my strength to fulfill it.”
Xie Ao Yu said: “Elder please forgive me. I cannot trade this sword.”
His voice wasn’t loud, but it had a tone of decisiveness to it.
Qin Doug’s eyebrows rose. He had originally thought that Xie Ao Yu would at least consider it for a moment, then he would take out some valuables, but he hadn’t imagined that Xie Ao Yu would refuse so quickly.
Speaking of weapons, Qin Doug had always wanted a holy sword, but never had a chance. Now that there was an opportunity in front of him, how could he let it go.
“Little brother, think about it again. I can give you anything you want, even some high level techniques or some high grade pills.” Qin Doug said.
Xie Ao Yu shook his head and said: “No trade!”
The second he finished speaking, a chill spread out from Qin Doug’s body. Although the weather was currently summer, at the hottest time, Xie Ao Yu still felt like the room’s interior temperature plummeted straight to below freezing. His entire body was shivering. It was indescribably cold.
Xie Ao Yu felt as if he had fallen into an ice hole.
(TN: Like for fishing in winter.)
Even so, he had a relationship with the cold, his skin naturally then formed the kind of aura an overlord dragon might have, contempt for the world, in order to resist.
The two didn’t exchange blows, but their auras collided.
Neither gave in.
Qin Doug’s eyes narrowed, secretly surprised. He could see that other than Xie Ao Yu’s aura being a bit special, clearly his strength wasn’t high, but he still had an aura the level of a Sage Level practitioner.
“Little brother, I think I understand, this Heng Duan Mountain Range is spirit beast infested, has countless practitioners, and even more enemies. For a tiny Upper Advanced Level practitioner like you, gaining experience in the Heng Duan Mountain Range is very dangerous.” Qin Doug’s voice was calm and level, as if to remind Xie Ao Yu, “If it becomes known to others that you’re carrying a holy sword, you’ll definitely suffer a disaster, and at that time, not only will your holy sword be taken, but even your life.”
Xie Ao Yu felt a surge of anger, but he knew that he couldn’t show it. Due to Qin Doug’s identity and status, he could only endure it.
This was clearly a threat.
“Life and death are decreed by fate. Since I chose to come to the Heng Duan Mountain Range for experience, I have already disregarded life and death.” Xie Ao Yu said in a strong tone.
“Good. Your words are good. Indeed you’ve got a lot of vigor.” Qin Doug’s eyes hinted a flash of cold, “But as far as I know, it seems that your father still has not woken up from his coma and is waiting for you to win the Continental Youth Competition, in order to win the Water of the Holy Spirit, right?”
Xie Ao Yu suddenly lifted his head, staring at Qin Doug.
Qin Doug was gleefully looking at him.
“You investigated my background already.” Xie Ao Yu suppressed his anger.
“That’s right. You were with Yueyi. Of course I investigated you, making sure you didn’t have an ulterior motive. Fortunately, you didn’t have any evil intentions.” Qin Doug said.
“If there were evil intentions, then I’m guessing you would have made a move and stopped me?” Xie Ao Yu couldn’t help but say.
Qin Doug wasn’t moved to anger, “That’s right.”
With such a simple confession, it made Xie Ao Yu feel even more that Qin Doug’s degree of shamelessness was amazing. His thoughts were racing. The Lightning Spirit Holy Sword could definitely not be traded, but if it wasn’t traded, would Qin Doug forcibly seize it?
This thought process was quickly rejected. There was still Qin Yueyi after all.
With the little devil Qin Yueyi’s degree of cleverness, without speaking of Qin Doug trying to grab it in broad daylight, even if he tried to secretly take it, it would still be discovered. If he had to get the Lightning Spirit Holy Sword, it would be best to do it after they had parted.
That is to say, for now he was still safe.
But the second they parted, then Qin Doug would probably show his true face.
Then what could be done?
Xie Ao Yu let out a bitter smile. He had long since known that large clans rarely talked about feelings, even the Xie family, this sort of small clan was the same, not to mention a super large family like the Qin clan.
Tell Qin Yueyi? This was an obviously stupid idea.
That would only bring him Qin Yueyi’s contempt. After all, the relationship between him and Qin Yueyi compared to the relationship between Qin Doug and Qin Yueyi was incomparable.
“Have you decided?” Qin Doug gleefully said, “If you give me the holy sword, not only will I give you whatever you want, I’ll even let you become one of our Qin family members. From then on your Xie family will become part of our Qin family’s high branch and will inevitably rise.”
(TN: Maybe it should be translated as main branch 高枝?)
Xie Ao Yu stared at Qin Doug for a while, then said: “No trade!”
Qin Doug hearing this, suddenly burst out with killing intent.
Before the aura was merely oppressive. Now it contained a chilling killing intent. He icily stared at Xie Ao Yu, “Are you sure about this?”
“Second uncle, you’re also here, ah.”
Just at this time, Qin Yueyi lively voice came in.
Qin Doug immediately retracted the killing intent, the smile on his face reemerged, his appearance seeming very good-natured. This smile could give others a very friendly impression, but Xie Ao Yu felt an indescribable cold.
“Hehe, that’s right, second uncle should go to the front lobby.” Qin Doug smiled and patted Xie Ao Yu’s shoulder as if nothing had happened, “Since you’ve come, why don’t you also come with us to the front lobby. I have some things to tell you, and will at the same time introduce this little brother to the others. For the younger brother, the more people who recognize him the better.”
If these words had been said before Qin Doug’s threats, then Xie Ao Yu have been very glad, but since it was said now, it was equivalent to a threat.
Xie Ao Yu said: “Then I’ll have to thank you Elder.”
Qin Yueyi shouted: “What is this? I wanted to go to the Big Treasure Hunt Assembly with old Xie to test our luck.”
“Hehe, this time after the Big Treasure Hunt Assembly, the auctioned items at the finale of the auction will attract many of the continent’s empires large clans to observe.” Qin Doug laughed.