Chapter 461 First Meeting with Lu Yue
The so-called god of plague was actually a rather vague term.
Among the gods of the Heavenly Courts, if there were gods of fortune, there would naturally be gods of plague. There were pros and cons.
However, when Li Changshou heard the words’ Lu Yue’, his first reaction was the Great Poison God, who claimed to be the best at killing below the Saint level. He had used a strange poison to overturn the Zhou Nation’s army.
The Nine Dragons Island was similar to the Golden Ao Island. They were both Dao sects that were more famous. However, they were weaker than the Golden Ao Island.
At that moment, Li Changshou stared at the old Daoist priest and thought about it. He smiled and sent a voice transmission.
“Dao Brother, please don’t say anything. I’m here because I have something important to do. Let’s meet later and talk about it.”
The old Daoist priest’s eyes turned cold. He seemed to be angry.
“What kind of place is this? This is a famous place in the Three Realms where people enjoy themselves! I really did not expect Junior Brother Changgeng to have such a character! How sad!”
As soon as the old Daoist priest finished speaking, a young woman walked out of the window curtain behind him and said gently, “Senior, what are you looking at? Everyone is waiting for you to come over.”
Lu Yue agreed warmly. He hugged the woman’s waist and was about to walk back to the pavilion.
In the end, he did not forget to turn around and glare at Li Changshou. He continued to scold him.
“I really didn’t expect you to be such a person! You actually came to such a place! If you don’t give me an explanation later, I will definitely inform the senior sisters of the Three-Immortal Island! Hmph!”
After saying that, he flicked his sleeve and carried the woman away. He activated the array formation around the pavilion.
Li Changshou was rendered speechless.
What is going on?
I’m really there to talk about serious matters. Lu Yue is obviously there to patronize!
Why are you so confident!
With that mouth of yours, I really wonder if you’re from the Western Sect!
He cursed in vulgarities of Ren School!
Li Changshou raised his hand to support his head. Bian Zhuang asked in concern, “What’s wrong with Second Brother?”
“Nothing, nothing.” Li Changshou waved his hand and looked at the Jade Emperor’s incarnation.
Fortunately, the incarnation was not Hua Ritian. It was not eye-catching.
If it was Hua Ritian from back then, it would be strange if no one recognized the Golden Body of Merit that was moving around in the world.
Qin Tianzhu muttered in confusion, “The immortals of Jie School?”
“Brother, don’t worry.” Li Changshou gave Qin Tianzhu a peaceful look. Then, he and Bian Zhuang welcomed the group of experts from the World Edge Pavilion in front of them.
Bian Zhuang told his family that those two were good brothers that he had gotten to know in the Heavenly Courts. They got to know each other. This time, they decided to tag along during his trip home. Bian Zhuang’s grandaunts and elders bowed. Li Changshou and Qin Tianzhu returned the greeting and entered the Small World.
His immortal senses swept across the place. The buildings and halls were all covered in layers of important array formations. There were at least a hundred experts who could not be identified and were seeking pleasure.
Li Changshou also realized that he could not see through Lu Yue’s cultivation level previously. It was not because Lu Yue’s cultivation level was too high, but because there were various concealment array formations set up… The “guests” that his immortal senses could detect were either hidden in the array formation or could only see blurry figures.
The reason he was there today was not a secret. Li Changshou had never thought of keeping it a secret. There were many considerations.
He spread the news that the Heavenly Courts wanted to absorb the forces of the Trichiliocosm to divert the other party’s attention. Later, he would create some momentum and pull up a force to cover the Heaven Ascension Hall.
Originally, Li Changshou and Qin Tianzhu felt that the World Edge Pavilion would definitely give them local specialties when they arrived.
However, the subsequent developments made Li Changshou heave a sigh of relief. Qin Tianzhu felt a little bored.
They were led into a remote hall. The immortal music in the hall was circling, quiet, and elegant.
There was no image of a bronze mirror that could not be broadcasted.
He looked around and saw beautiful girls wrapping themselves up tightly. They did not have any bad vibes.
Li Changshou maintained the Wind Speech Incantation passively. He could not hear any noise there, except the melodious music coming from the wind…
It was like a fairyland in a painting.
Li Changshou and Qin Tianzhu followed Bian Zhuang into the rear hall. An old woman in a luxurious robe walked out with a group of old women.
The old woman said, “My grandson! I missed you so much! Come and let me take a look. Have you suffered in the Heavenly Courts? Why have you become thinner? Did anyone in the Heavenly Courts bully you?”
Bian Zhuang immediately felt a little awkward. He hurriedly said, “Grandma, my two brothers are here. Don’t call me that…”
“Your brother is here. Can’t I feel sorry for you?”
Old Madam Bian frowned and grumbled. She pulled Bian Zhuang’s hand and smiled at Li Changshou and Qin Tianzhu.
Li Changshou finally realized that he could not see through the old lady’s aura…
He was an expert.
Old Madam Bian sized up Li Changshou and smiled.
“I didn’t expect that it would be an esteemed guest visiting. Someone, open the doors of the brothel and invite the two esteemed guests in. Without my orders, no one is to approach.”
Two middle-aged women in luxurious clothes immediately bowed and agreed.
Li Changshou smiled and said, “Please don’t blame me for visiting you.”
“Sir, you’re too polite.” Old Madam Bian sighed. “My humble abode is crude. If there’s anything wrong with my hospitality, please don’t take offense.”
Li Changshou cupped his hands and said to Qin Tianzhu warmly, “Don’t be rude.”
That was to conceal Qin Tianzhu’s identity.
Then, he followed behind a few fairies with Qin Tianzhu and headed towards the so-called brothel.
Clearly, the Bian Family was indeed a wealthy family in the Primordial World.
As far as they could see, the entire Small World had been transformed into all kinds of scenery. Wonderful mountains could be seen everywhere, like streams, pools, and jade statues. It was as if they did not cost anything.
Soon, Li Changshou and Qin Tianzhu were brought to a magnificent pavilion. The two fairies pushed open the light red door, and two rows of fairies bowed.
Qin Tianzhu smiled and said, “How impressive.”
Li Changshou said, “After all, this mystic realm is a rare place in the world.”
In the middle of the pavilion, there was a tall platform. There was a treasure pool on it. The pool was shimmering with spiritual light and filled with immortal aura.
If one were to sit in the treasure pool and look around, they would see the mountains rising and falling, the waves sparkling, and the immortal cranes forming auspicious clouds.
Li Changshou really wanted to say, “Fallen.”
Two gentle and charming fairies walked forward and wanted to help them change.
Before Li Changshou could reject, Qin Tianzhu said, “Everyone, don’t be busy. We are only here to visit a friend. If it’s convenient, please leave.”
Li Changshou blinked. Had he misunderstood the Jade Emperor?
The maidservants bowed and acknowledged. They lowered their heads and retreated.
Soon, only Li Changshou and Qin Tianzhu were left in the magnificent pavilion. The two of them looked at each other and smiled. They went to a corner and found a soft couch to sit on.
At the side, another maidservant walked forward and served hot tea and snacks. She asked what songs the two of them liked to listen to.
Li Changshou said, “Songs that are more normal.”
“Yes.” The maidservant bowed and agreed. She carried the tray and left.
Not long after, a few female musicians came to the pavilion and played a brisk tune. A few beautiful dancers walked over slowly and gently swayed their sleeves. Their dancing posture was quite pleasing to the eye.
Fortunately, they were all elegant.
Qin Tianzhu moved closer to Li Changshou and said, “Changgeng, what do you think of this place?”
“The best place for romance.” Li Changshou praised. “It’s really not easy for the World Edge Pavilion to develop to this extent.” Qin Tianzhu sighed and said, “Bian Zhuang’s grandmother should have recognized you. Unfortunately, she can’t do anything fun.”
Li Changshou thought, ‘So that’s the reason!’
Qin Tianzhu frowned and said, “The old Daoist priest who sent the voice transmission to you previously should have recognized you. Changgeng, don’t you think your actions are a little inconsiderate?”
Li Changshou replied via voice transmission, “I have a plan. I also intend to mislead those who are paying attention to my whereabouts.”
“But if Fairy Yun Xiao asks, how should I explain?”
There was a hint of helplessness in Qin Tianzhu’s eyes.
“Women are different from us. We will say whatever we have to say. Some women love to be calculative. If you make any mistakes, she will remember them and criticize you repeatedly. If Fairy Yun Xiao finds out about this… Tsk. Don’t think too much. I definitely did not mention my junior sister.”
Li Changshou smiled and said, “I understand. I understand. Men and women live in different worlds. They are different. Most women are more meticulous than men. It’s reasonable.”
Qin Tianzhu sighed and took a sip of tea.
Li Changshou wanted to remind Qin Tianzhu to be careful. After all, this was a place that he was unfamiliar with. However, when he thought that the two of them were incarnations and that they were in Bian Zhuang’s home, he swallowed his words.
He still had to give Second Senior Brother some respect.
A moment later, Bian Zhuang arrived on a cloud while holding his grandmother. Li Changshou and Qin Tianzhu stood up to welcome them. The host and guests exchanged pleasantries and chatted happily.
Old Madam Bian went straight to the point and asked, “May I know why the Water God brought my grandson back today?” However, Li Changshou kept them in suspense and used that to probe the background of the World Edge Pavilion.
“Old Madam, why don’t you guess?”
Qin Tianzhu, who was at the side, could not help but laugh. It was the first time he saw his Water God being so “naughty”.
Old Madam Bian pondered for a while and sat there quietly.
Bian Zhuang stood at the side and kept worrying. He was still worried that the fairy behind Li Changshou would cause trouble for him…
After a while, Old Madam Bian sighed and said, “The Water God is intelligent and resourceful. He is also a disciple of the Saint. He is second only to the Jade Emperor in the Heavenly Courts…”
Li Changshou hurriedly said, “Old Madam, don’t think so highly of me. I’m just gaining His Majesty’s trust.”
The old woman smiled and said, “I really can’t guess.”
Li Changshou deliberated over his words and said slowly, “On the way, I heard from Bian Zhuang about the many things that Old Madam had done to establish the World Edge Pavilion. I’m quite impressed. I’ll ask Old Madam directly, is the World Edge Pavilion willing to work for the Heavenly Courts?”
Old Madam Bian frowned slightly and whispered, “Water God, I can’t answer your sudden question. Although I’m the pavilion master of the World Edge Pavilion, there are so many people in the World Edge Pavilion. If I were to fall into a dangerous situation because of my decision, I would really die.”
Li Changshou said, “How can I be in danger when I’m working for the Heavenly Courts?” Old Madam Bian sighed. “The World Edge Pavilion is quite well-informed. Since my grandson is a general in the Heavenly Courts, I have been paying special attention to the matters of the Heavenly Courts in recent years.
Previously, the Heavenly Courts had fought with the Western Sect for luck. The Heavenly Courts had successively won because of the Water God’s help.
The Heavenly Courts has already gained the authority to lead the Great Tribulation this time. According to the rumors of outsiders, this Tribulation is called the God-Conferment Tribulation. It is meant to strengthen the Heavenly Courts.
However, how can there be no killing in the Great Tribulation?
The Western Sect has been in charge of the Trichiliocosm for many years. The Water God wants to pull up a force to compete with the Western Sect’s forces in the Trichiliocosm. He wants to use this opportunity to continue fighting for luck for the Heavenly Courts…
Will there be a huge battle here?
If there is a huge battle, no matter how many immortals my World Edge Pavilion has, they will only become ashes in the Great Tribulation.”
Qin Tianzhu and Bian Zhuang looked at each other…
After confirming with their eyes, they would not think too much. Hence, they settled down and listened quietly.
Li Changshou cupped his hands and smiled. “Old Madam, you’ve really seen through me.”
Old Lady Bian hurriedly said, “Water God, you flatter me. I have just lived for a long time. I have seen through everything and become indifferent.”
“However, Old Madam is wrong.”
Li Changshou wrote the word ‘Dao’ on the soft low table with his index finger. After a while of silence, he said, “Now, I can’t promise you anything. I don’t dare to say how glorious the future will be when the World Edge Pavilion works for the Heavenly Courts. Those are all empty words. No one would believe them even if they said it. The situation in the World Edge Pavilion was already extremely comfortable. I only ask you to consider carefully. If the Heavenly Courts do not interfere with the matters of the Trichiliocosm, how will the situation of the Trichiliocosm develop? The old lady should know what the Western Sect had done. To be honest, in more than 80 years, I will follow Teacher to the Purple Cloud Palace to discuss the God-Conferment Tribulation. Previously, I had just gone to the Grand Pure One Temple to visit Teacher. I can be sure that the Dao Sect will not let the Western Sect benefit from this matter. If the Western Sect’s plan is thwarted in the five continents, what will they do during the crisis?”
Old Lady Bian’s wrinkled forehead immediately twisted…
Li Changshou continued to ask, “Is the World Edge Pavilion confident that they can protect themselves in this calamity?”
“It’s difficult.” Old Lady Bian shook her head gently. “The scope of the World Edge Pavilion is too wide. It will eventually be affected. Moreover, once the battle begins, the wealth of the World Edge Pavilion will definitely be discovered by powerful enemies.”
Li Changshou smiled and said, “Since I’m here, Old Madam, you should know that the Heavenly Courts will not allow the Western Sect to devour the Trichiliocosm.
There would definitely be a battle in the Trichiliocosm. Moreover, it would be a battle that the Saint’s sect would not directly participate in.
If we want to protect everything that the World Edge Pavilion had gone through hardship to get today, the World Edge Pavilion actually has two options —
Believe me or join the Western Sect.”
Old Madam Bian frowned and pondered. She asked again, “Water God, you came to the World Edge Pavilion directly. Did you use other methods to confirm that the World Edge Pavilion has nothing to do with the Western Sect?”
“I didn’t investigate that.”
Li Changshou’s smile was filled with confidence. “If the World Edge Pavilion is secretly controlled by the Western Sect, I can strengthen my faction and weaken the Western Sect. I can kill two birds with one stone. Why not? After all…”
Li Changshou looked at Bian Zhuang and thought to himself, ‘I’ve offended Second Senior Brother.’
“Deputy Commander Bian is someone I trust. I’m also willing to give Deputy Commander Bian’s family some benefits.
The World Edge Pavilion was roped in by the Heavenly Courts. It is the first immortal Dao faction in the three thousand worlds.”
“This is a serious matter. Can you please stay in the World Edge Pavilion for two days, Water God?”
Old Lady Bian stood up and said, “I have to discuss carefully with the elders in the pavilion before I can give the Water God a definite answer.”
Li Changshou agreed and stood up to send Old Lady Bian off.
He winked at Bian Zhuang again. Bian Zhuang understood and hurriedly followed.
After Bian Zhuang ran away, Qin Tianzhu slowly heaved a sigh of relief and asked via voice transmission, “Changgeng, aren’t you going to deal with the Heaven Ascension Hall? Why are you trying to rope in the forces of the Three Realms?”
Li Changshou smiled and asked, “What if all the eggs are placed in the same bamboo basket and the bamboo basket falls?”
Qin Tianzhu could not help but laugh. “You are indeed reliable! Come, I’ll toast you with tea instead of wine!”
“Your Majesty, you flatter me.” Li Changshou took a sip of his tea and sighed softly in his heart.
If not for the fact that he did not have enough time and was given a few thousand years to plan, he would have developed seven to eight hidden factions that operated independently before fighting the Western Sect.
Now, he could only openly form an alliance and secretly nurture the Heaven Reaching Hall…
Not long after, Bian Zhuang ran back dejectedly. He said that Old Madam Bian and a few aunts had entered the hall together and should want to discuss this matter properly.
Li Changshou thought of Lu Yue from Nine Dragons Island and smiled. “Young Pavilion Master, can you take the initiative to use some private authority?”.
“What Young Pavilion Lord? There are many Pavilion Lords.” Bian Zhuang chuckled. “If there’s anything, just tell me. Whichever one you like… Ahem, tell me which fairy you want to discuss the Dao with, I’ll immediately settle it for you!”
Qin Tianzhu raised his eyebrows. Li Changshou quickly changed the topic.
“There’s a guest here. He’s the disciple of the Saint of Jie School, the Qi Refinement cultivator of Nine Dragons Island, Lu Yue. Can you invite Lu Yue to come here for a chat? Also…”
Yada-yada. Li Changshou sent a voice transmission to remind him. Bian Zhuang nodded and said that it was a small matter. Then, he turned around and left in a hurry.
Not long after, Bian Zhuang sent someone to invite Lu Yue and handed two jade talismans to Li Changshou. Among them were the records of the World Edge Pavilion, Lu Yue’s preferences, and the frequency of his visits. Li Changshou looked at it and felt a little emotional.
Lu Yue would come once every thousand years, and once every hundred years. Every time, he would throw out large amounts of Spirit Stones…
This guy’s ability to refine poison is extremely brilliant. Could it be that he came here to obtain Spirit Stones to spend and use them to train?
As he was thinking, Lu Yue rode a cloud and entered the pavilion with his head held high.
Li Changshou deliberately put away the two jade tokens in front of Lu Yue. He then sent a voice transmission to Qin Tianzhu to remind him not to stand up and to stand up to welcome him.
Li Changshou did not bow or salute. He only smiled and said,
“Are you really Senior Brother Lu Yue from the Nine Dragons Island?”
Lu Yue puffed out his chest and raised his head. His eyes were filled with pride. “Junior Brother Changgeng, have you thought of how to explain yourself? As long as you convince me, I will not tell my fellow disciples about your visit today.”
Li Changshou asked, “Why should I explain? How do you prove your identity, Fellow Daoist?”
“Why should I prove myself?”
Lu Yue cupped his hands towards the sky and said in a clear voice, “My master is the Grandmaster of Heaven. If these words are false, the Saints will sense it.”
Li Changshou shook his head gently. “When the great tribulation comes, the heavenly secrets will be blinded. I’m afraid this method won’t work.”
Lu Yue asked, “Then how can you prove that you are the Heavenly Courts’ Water God and Ren School’s Changgeng?” “With this treasure.” Li Changshou tapped his finger gently. Wisps of Mysterious Yellow aura appeared in his palm and condensed into the image of the Mysterious Yellow Pagoda.
Lu Yue was stunned. He stood there and fell into deep thought.
Li Changshou took the opportunity to chase after him. He smiled and said, “Dao Brother, you seem to like the World Edge Pavilion.”
“That’s right. Ever since I made a mistake in refining pills in the ancient times, I’ve started to like beautiful women. I often come here. I don’t steal, snatch, or bully the weak. It’s not a secret.”
Lu Yue replied calmly and continued to think about how to prove his identity.
Li Changshou did not expect Lu Yue to admit it so calmly. He was a little worried and thought about how to catch the other party’s weakness.
Li Changshou was good at using poison, so he knew how powerful Lu Yue was.
Such an expert who used poison was definitely a trump card to turn the situation around. If he could be used by the Heavenly Courts in advance…
The scene was too beautiful.
Lu Yue pondered for a while and said, “In that case, although I was not present when you met Fairy Yun Xiao in the peach blossom forest, I can say everything you said.”
As he spoke, Lu Yue took out a scroll made of cloth from his chest pocket. He cleared his throat and calmly read, “Senior Sister Yun Xiao said, Yes, in my eyes, you are… good at scheming, you have a sense of propriety, you are cautious in your actions, and you don’t get involved in anything…”
“Ah, there’s no need!”
Li Changshou hurriedly interrupted. He took two steps forward and bowed to Lu Yue. “Senior Brother Lu Yue, I was too suspicious. I’m here to apologize.”
“Ah.” Lu Yue smiled. “Everyone knows that Junior Brother Changgeng is cautious. This is a small matter. I will not mind. However, you… Ah, if Senior Sister Yun Xiao really knows about this, how will she look at you? This marriage is not easy to come by. Junior Brother, you should cherish it! Later, I will cover for you. Tell him that you are here to look for me and have something to discuss. However, I can only help you this once.”
Li Changshou smiled and said, “Senior Brother, I actually have something important to do here. I’m not here to have fun. Senior Brother, please sit down. Let me tell you in detail.”
“Oh?” Lu Yue looked at Qin Tianzhu and nodded calmly. He sat at the seat that Old Madam Bian had sat on just now.
Qin Tianzhu smiled and said, “Fellow Daoist, can I take a look at the book in your hand?”
Lu Yue put away the cloth book and said calmly, “Who are you? This is the secret of Jie School. How can I embarrass Junior Brother Changgeng?”
Li Changshou pondered for a while. Lu Yue’s personality was quite interesting. Next, he had to think of a way to test if he was related to the Western Sect…