“Qin Fairy is coming to Yuzhou City!”
In the Great Commerce Empire, Yuzhou City, a piece of news from somewhere exploded the whole city!
“Qin Fairy? The Plum Blossom Sword Immortal? What is she doing in Yuzhou City?”
“Of course it’s to recruit disciples!”
For days, whether it was storytellers or city nobles, they all talked about one person.
Speaking of Qin Aona, it was really endless.
Simply put, beautiful, powerful, invincible in the world.
Now, such a fairy-like figure wanted to recruit personal disciples, how could people not go crazy.
But to become Qin Aona’s disciple, it was not enough to be a genius that appeared once in ten years or a hundred years, I’m afraid even thinking about it was impossible.
In the past three months, Qin Aona had visited more than a dozen cities in the Commerce Empire, but still had not found a satisfactory candidate.
This time she came to Yuzhou City, it was only for one person, the legendary peerless genius.
“In this Nine States, if you want to talk about the young generation’s unparalleled talents, there are five people that have to be mentioned, they are the Buddha Son Sanzang of the Buddhist Sect, the God Son Yan Xiaoyu of the Divine Temple, the Saintess Huo Lin’er of the Vermilion Bird Sect, and the Fourth Prince Mu Bai of our Great Commerce Empire. Unfortunately, these four have already had their masters.”
Yuzhou City, the largest tavern, a storyteller with a folding fan in his hand spoke eloquently, and on the tables around him, many guests listened with interest. Most of them were merchants who came to the tavern to rest for a while and listen to the local customs of the city.
“Storyteller, didn’t you say there were five people just now? This is only four.” At a table next to him, a man opened his mouth and asked.
The storyteller took a sip of tea and said, “Do you know who is the biggest merchant family in our Great Commerce Empire?”
“Who doesn’t know that? Yuzhou Li Family, known as rich enough to rival a country. What does this have to do with what you said?” The man said unhappily.
“Of course it has something to do with it. And a big one.”
The storyteller showed a meaningful smile on his face and said, “Li Family’s master Li Baiwan has a son named Li Ziyue. He is an peerless genius who is not inferior to Buddha Son Sanzang or God Son Yan Xiaoyu.”
“Blow it up.”
At another table, a scholar sneered and said, “What kind of characters are Buddha Son Sanzang and God Son Yan Xiaoyu? How can Li Family’s Li Ziyue be compared with them?”
“I’m not talking nonsense. Do you know Sword Lunatic?”
The storyteller looked at the scholar contemptuously and said, “It is said that Sword Lunatic came to Yuzhou City some time ago. Li Baiwan wanted his son to worship him as his master. But after Sword Lunatic saw Li Family’s Li Ziyue, he directly refused and only said one sentence.”
As he said this, the storyteller deliberately stopped and sold a suspense.
The listeners around him immediately got hooked.
They knew Sword Lunatic. He was also a famous sword master in the Commerce Empire. He loved wine and sword. He was very famous.
The man next to him was impatient and asked loudly, “Don’t sell suspense anymore. What did Sword Lunatic say?”
On the other side, the scholar also perked up his ears and waited for the answer.
The storyteller saw that everyone was hooked and drank another sip of tea before slowly saying, “Sword Lunatic said that Li Family’s young master has the potential of a sword immortal. My foolish sword is not worthy of being his master.”
As soon as he finished speaking, there was an uproar around him.
In front of the tavern, a young man in brocade clothes heard the words inside and stopped.
“Third…Prince, these storytellers are all sensationalists. Li Family is a merchant family. How can they produce any sword talent? When Qin Sword Immortal arrives in Yuzhou City, with your martial arts talent, you will surely be able to successfully worship Qin Sword Immortal as your master.” Beside the young man in brocade clothes, a little servant opened his mouth and flattered.
The young man in brocade clothes shook his head and said, “He didn’t lie. Sword Lunatic did say that. That’s why I came to Yuzhou City. One is to try to worship Qin Sword Immortal as my master. The other reason is to see this Li Family’s only son, whether he is really as amazing as the rumors say.”
Inside the tavern, the storyteller talked eloquently. The same words, for days, centered on Yuzhou City, began to spread in all directions, and the more they spread, the more outrageous they became.
“Do you know? Li Family has a son named Li Ziyue. It is said that he has the potential of a sword immortal. Even Sword Lunatic didn’t dare to accept him as a disciple. He was afraid of ruining a good talent of this world.”
“Do you know that little thing? I heard that Li Ziyue was born with a sword in his hand. When he was born, there was a vision in the sky. Purple clouds filled the sky and sword qi pierced the clouds.”
“Really or fake? That’s so amazing?”
“It’s true. I heard it too. Li Ziyue is the strongest talent in the world. He created a set of peerless sword technique at the age of ten, named Taiji. It is said that when the sword technique was first completed, there was wind and thunder, and a vision in the sky.”
“You know these things are too ordinary. I heard that Li Ziyue realized a peerless sword intent not long ago. He leveled a mountain with one sword. Even those hidden peerless experts were alarmed. That Plum Blossom Sword Immortal came out of seclusion because of this and went to Yuzhou City to recruit him as a disciple.”
“This is nothing. I heard that Li Ziyue will ascend soon and prove the supreme sword dao.”
One person spread rumors, three people became wolves, five people became tigers. In just three months, rumors spread from Yuzhou City to all directions, and the more they spread, the more absurd they became. From Li Ziyue having the potential of a sword immortal, to Li Ziyue about to ascend to immortality, they scared the ignorant masses.
But no matter how absurd the rumors were, they couldn’t change one fact.
Li Ziyue was on fire.
And at the center of the rumors, Yuzhou City Li Mansion, a magnificent mansion that could rival the royal palace. Rather than calling it a mansion, it was more like a city.
Li Mansion was too big, so big that people couldn’t tell their direction after entering.
Yuzhou Li Family was rich enough to rival a country, not just in name only.
It was estimated that Li Family’s wealth was even above the Great Commerce treasury.
Li Family had been doing business for generations and had amazing wealth. But what really transformed Li Family to its current state was something that happened in the last ten years or so.
Perfume, glass, mirror, soap. In more than ten years, one after another new and popular products appeared in Li Family’s shops all over the place, making Li Family’s wealth accumulate rapidly and truly reach the point of being rich enough to rival a country.
Few people knew why Li Family could develop these new things, but Li Family knew.
It was all because of their young master’s birth.
Young master Li Ziyue was different from others since he was born. He invented many strange things that this world didn’t have, and also made Li Family’s business empire go up another level.
However, Li Ziyue who should have grown up with a golden spoon and had no worries seemed not very happy.
Even a bit worried.
In the back garden of Li Mansion, a sixteen or seventeen year old boy sat in a pavilion in the center of the lake, fishing and worrying.
The boy was very handsome and dressed very well. Gold thread and silver thread, gold and jade ornaments. He looked like a son of a rich family.
To put it bluntly, he was a nouveau riche.
The boy was Li Ziyue who was now famous in Yuzhou City and even the whole Great Commerce Empire.
“Old Li, you won’t go back on your word about the ten jars of Drunken Flower Wine you promised me?”
On the river bank, a drunk and sloppy old man glanced at the middle-aged man with a big belly next to him and asked.
Beside the sloppy old man, there was a sword casually placed. The sword was not bad and had some appearance of a famous sword.
The sloppy old man was Sword Lunatic. His surname was Zhang and his name was unknown to anyone. People who knew him called him Old Zhang or Zhang Sloppy.
Although Sword Lunatic looked bad and loved wine like his life, no one could deny that this sloppy old man was a powerful figure who shook the world.
And beside the sloppy old man, a rich-looking middle-aged man with a big belly was Li Ziyue’s father, Li Baiwan.
If Li Ziyue’s image could still find some noble son’s temperament, then Li Baiwan was purely a nouveau riche.
Li Baiwan wore the Yunjin from the south, the Qiongyu from the north, sat on the tiger bone chair from the west, and held the black pearl from the east.
A set of clothes cost more than ten thousand gold. If he didn’t have enough space, Li Baiwan wished he could wear all the gold and jade on his body, afraid that others wouldn’t know he was rich.
“Of course not.”
Li Baiwan heard the sloppy old man’s question and answered with a smile. “Old Zhang, do you think Qin Aona will believe the rumors in the city?”
“I don’t know. Don’t ask me.”
Zhang Sloppy took up the wine pot and drank a sip of wine. “I’ve done what you asked me to do. Believe it or not, it’s none of my business.”
Li Baiwan heard this and looked at his only son in the pavilion in the lake with a worried expression. “Old Zhang, do you think my son really has no talent for martial arts?”
This time, Zhang Sloppy answered very decisively.
In the center of the lake, Li Ziyue seemed to hear something and looked back at the sloppy old man on the shore. “Old Zhang, you’ve lived long and seen a lot. Is there any heaven-defying technique or pill in this world that can make someone change their bones and become a martial arts genius?”
Zhang Sloppy heard Li Ziyue’s question, put down the wine pot in his hand and said, “There is no technique, but there is one way. Do you want to hear it?”
Li Ziyue and Li Baiwan both perked up and asked.
Zhang Sloppy said lightly.
Li Ziyue was speechless.
“Kid, you don’t have to worry.”
Zhang Sloppy looked at him and said, “I can’t make you learn martial arts, but that doesn’t mean Qin Aona can’t. Her realm is higher than mine, and her knowledge is not less than mine. Maybe she will have a way. Of course, the premise is that you can find a way to make her accept you as a disciple.”
“That makes sense.”
Li Ziyue nodded in agreement and said, “She is a sword immortal after all. She should have some skills that others don’t have.”
“I’m such an unqualified father!” Li Baiwan said guiltily.
In the center of the lake, Li Ziyue got on a small boat and stood on the bow with his hands behind his back. Behind him, a beautiful maid rowed the boat. A beauty and a talent, a picture of immortals.
On the shore, Zhang Sloppy looked at Li Ziyue on the boat and shook his head.
This kid was only good-looking.
He regretted a bit whether it was worth it to say such words for ten jars of Drunken Flower Wine.
He lost his reputation!
The boat reached the shore. Li Ziyue got off and patted Li Baiwan’s shoulder softly and said, “It’s okay.”
Hearing Li Ziyue’s comfort, Li Baiwan felt more guilty and sighed. “Dad is useless. I’m so sorry for you. I can’t give you anything but money.”
“Dad, don’t blame yourself.”
Li Ziyue looked at the lake with a melancholy expression and said, “Money can make ghosts grind. Didn’t Old Zhang compromise? When Old Qin comes, we’ll give her whatever she wants. If that doesn’t work, we’ll smash her with gold and silver mountains. I don’t believe she won’t be tempted.”