On the other side, the girl who was holding Xu Taiping’s hand just smiled silently and watched him.
Xu Taiping looked at the young man in front of him, then at the red-clothed girl beside him, and then at his second uncle and aunt who were still arguing with the Bai family steward. The last trace of hesitation in his eyes disappeared.
Xu Taiping nodded firmly at the pair of young disciples.
“Taiping, my name is Du Gu Qingxiao, the second disciple of the seventh peak of the Azure Profound Sect.”
“I’m Zhao Linglong, the sixth disciple of the seventh peak of the Azure Profound Sect. From now on, I’ll be your junior senior sister.”
“Taiping pays respect to senior brother and senior sister.”
Amidst the laughter, the villagers only saw the crane gradually disappear into the clouds, and in the blink of an eye, there was no trace left.
As for Xu Taiping’s second uncle and aunt, they couldn’t beat the Bai family steward and his servants, and ended up losing both their money and their person. They could only sit under the old elm tree at the entrance of the village and curse at the sky.
Cloud Hut Mountain.
In just one day, Xu Taiping rode on a crane and arrived at the legendary Cloud Hut Immortal Mountain.
To be precise, the Cloud Hut Mountain in the secular world was only the entrance of the Azure Profound Sect.
It was like an iceberg in the frozen sea. The iceberg that appeared on the surface was often only a corner of the whole iceberg.
“The Cloud Hut Mountain in your secular world is nothing but a barrier for the seven peaks of Cloud Hut. The real seven peaks of Cloud Hut are covered by a formation of clouds all year round. You need a spirit bird to guide you in and out.”
When they were about to enter the cloud sea at the top of the mountain, Linglong, who was riding on the crane, excitedly introduced Xu Taiping.
“How big is the real Cloud Hut Mountain?”
After hearing Linglong’s introduction, Xu Taiping became curious about this Cloud Hut Mountain.
“Cloud Hut Mountain has thousands of miles of peaks, seven main peaks that are more than ten thousand feet high, and its area is probably not smaller than your Da Liang country. It’s just that Cloud Hut Mountain has its own world, so in the eyes of the secular world, it’s just a small mountain peak.”
The one who answered Xu Taiping’s question was Qingxiao, who was meditating on one side.
“Not smaller than Da Liang country?”
Xu Taiping’s cognition was once again shocked.
“Yes, there are many secret realms like Cloud Hut Mountain in the cultivation world. Our Cloud Hut Mountain Azure Profound Sect can only be considered a third-rate cultivation sect.”
Linglong nodded with a smile.
“Then above third-rate…”
Just as Xu Taiping was about to ask some more questions about the cultivation world, a gust of wind suddenly hit his face. The crane they were riding on let out a sharp scream.
“Junior brother, this is the gale caused by the mountain protection formation. Hold on to senior sister’s hand, or you’ll fall off.”
Linglong shouted as she pulled Xu Taiping’s hand.
Xu Taiping nodded and gripped that soft and boneless hand tightly.
In a blink of an eye, Xu Taiping’s eyes were cleared of the gale. There was only a clear blue sky left, as well as the rolling mountains, towering peaks, and suspended mountains hidden in the clouds.
“This is the real Cloud Hut Immortal Mountain.”
Zhao Linglong stood up proudly and looked into the distance.
“Qingxiao brother, Linglong sister.”
At this moment, a sweet and gentle voice came from their side.
Xu Taiping turned his head and saw a blue light flying out from one side of the cloud sea.
Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a slender and beautiful woman who was flying in mid-air with a jade gourd under her feet. She was accompanied by a little girl.
“Ziyan senior sister? How come you also went down the mountain?”
Zhao Linglong waved at Ziyan with a smile.
“Not long after you went down the mountain, there was another reaction from the Spirit Bone Stele. I, the sixth peak, also got a disciple chosen by the Spirit Bone Stele this time.”
Ziyan smiled and looked at the little girl behind her.
The little girl was wearing a white dress, her skin was white as jade, and from a distance, she looked like a flawless porcelain doll. She was very pretty.
“What a beautiful little girl.”
Zhao Linglong sincerely praised.
“Congratulations, congratulations. The sixth peak has got another good seedling. Next time in the seven peaks competition, I’m afraid the sixth peak will come out on top.”
Qingxiao smiled and bowed to Ziyan.
Ziyan covered her mouth and smiled, and a hint of charm flashed in her eyes.
“Buyu, quickly greet Qingxiao senior brother and Linglong senior sister.”
Ziyan patted the shoulder of the girl behind her.
“Buyu, greet Qingxiao senior brother and Linglong senior sister.”
The little girl bowed to Qingxiao and Linglong awkwardly.
“No need to be polite.”
Linglong looked at Xu Taiping beside her and patted his head.
“Taiping, quickly greet the sixth peak’s Ziyan senior sister and your future junior sister. Among the seven peaks, the sixth peak is the most generous. You have to butter them up.”
“Taiping, greet Ziyan senior sister and Buyu junior sister.”
Xu Taiping was a bit confused, but he still bowed respectfully to Ziyan.
“No need to be polite, no need to be polite. When you become a formal disciple of the seven peaks, I’ll give you a Yuan Nourishing Pill.”
“Don’t you hurry up and thank Ziyan senior sister!”
Seeing Taiping still in a daze, Zhao Linglong quickly pushed his head down and made him thank Ziyan.
“Thank you, thank you Ziyan senior sister.”
Xu Taiping still said thank you in a daze.
“Qingxiao senior brother, are you going to the Dragon Gate Hall later?”
Ziyan changed the topic.
“Yes, before taking Taiping to the seventh peak, we have to go to the Dragon Gate Hall to test his spirit bone.”
“Then I’ll go with Qingxiao senior brother.”
Ziyan drove her flying sword to the side of the crane they were riding on.
“Then let’s go together.”
“Tsk tsk tsk, Ziyan senior sister, why don’t you ride on the crane with my senior brother, and I’ll take Buyu on my sword? ”
Zhao Linglong smirked.
“Zhao Linglong, are you asking for a beating?”
Ziyan blushed and glared at her.
“If you talk nonsense again, be careful I kick you off.”
Qingxiao gave Zhao Linglong a white look.
“I dare not, I dare not!..”
Zhao Linglong hugged Xu Taiping’s shoulder and begged for mercy.
At this moment, Xu Taiping’s face was also hot. He had never been hugged by a strange woman since he was young.
But compared to this shyness, what he cared more about at this moment was Qingxiao’s previous sentence – “First go to the Dragon Gate Hall to test your spirit bone.”
“Qingxiao senior brother, why do we have to test our spirit bone?”
Xu Taiping couldn’t help but ask.
“You are a disciple personally chosen by the Spirit Bone Stele. You can become a disciple of the seventh peak without testing. But you still have to test your spirit bone type and grade. This will benefit your future cultivation.”
Qingxiao explained to Xu Taiping.
“Little Taiping, you probably don’t know yet. In the cultivation world, although you can cultivate with a spirit bone, there are also different types and grades of spirit bones.”
Zhao Linglong hooked Xu Taiping’s shoulder with one hand and explained to him with her fingers:
“As for types, the most common ones are the five elements spirit bones: gold, wood, water, fire and earth. Besides that, there are also rare ones like ice, thunder and wind.”
“As for grades, there are four grades: purple spirit bone, gold spirit bone, black spirit bone and white spirit bone. Among them, purple spirit bone is the rarest and also called heavenly spirit bone. And white spirit bone is the most useless.”
Hearing this, Xu Taiping understood.
“Why is white spirit bone the most useless?”
He asked curiously.