I Have A Martial Arts Panel - Chapter 276
Chapter 276 The Arrival of Old Friends from the Abyss North, Change of the Swallow Heron Sect
On the way back to State Guqing On the coastline of State Wansheng, a simple dao weapon ship was docked.
A man and a woman got off the dao weapon ship.
The moment they stepped onto State Wansheng, both of them looked relieved, their eyes full of joy.
“State Wansheng, we are finally here!”
The young man was carrying a fiery red longsword on his back and had a handsome face.
“Sure enough, the concentration of spiritual energy here is more than ten times that of the Abyss North!”
The other young woman was also quite excited.
If Xu Ning was here, he would recognize that these two were his senior brother He Mingye and his friend Si Ying.
These two were the top genius disciples of the same generation in the Abyss North.
“With all the dangers we met along the journey, I thought we wouldn’t be able to reach State Wansheng safely.”
There was a hint of lingering fear in Si Ying’s tone.
When she thought about the risks of the Endless Sea, her heart still trembled.
He Mingye also sighed ruefully.
“Next, let’s find out where Xu Ning is.”
He Mingye said, “He came to State Wansheng two years before us. With his aptitude and ability, he should be able to stand firm now…”
Si Ying nodded with a look of expectation in her eyes.
She had witnessed Xu Ning’s talent a long time ago, and she wanted to know what Xu Ning had achieved after coming to State Wansheng.
Although He Mingye and Si Ying’s talents were top-notch in the Abyss North, they could not have advance to the dao realm within two years.
However, both of them had their own lucky encounters.
Si Ying discovered a mystic realm in the Abyss North.
The mystic realm was left behind by a high level dao realm master when he traveled there. Si Ying was lucky enough to obtain part of the inheritance in the mystic realm, and in an extremely short period of time, she condensed two dao realm seeds and broke through.
As for He Mingye, because of Xu Ning, he was personally guided by Wan Ye.
Although Wan Ye’s realm had fallen, his knowledge of cultivation was still there. This allowed He Mingye’s cultivation speed to increase.
Of course, this was not enough for He Mingye to advance so quickly. There was also the help of the golden-eyed demon ape.
When he followed Wan Ye to cultivate, Wan Ye had taken He Mingye to the island of the golden-eyed demon ape.
When the golden-eyed demon ape was searching for the raw materials for the Demon Ape Wine, it had discovered a core material needed to refine a pill for a major realm breakthrough Seeing it, Wan Ye couldn’t bear to waste it. In the end, he worked with many alchemists to refine a medicinal pill that could allow one to break through a major realm, providing He Mingye the opportunity to advance.
After advancing to the dao realm, He Mingye and Si Ying immediately sensed how terrible the cultivation environment in the Abyss North was.
Therefore, the two of them hit off and decide to journey together.
With the help of the dao weapon ship given to them by Wan Ye, they finally arrived in State Wansheng safely. “According to Senior Wan Ye, even in the Abyss North, dao realm masters are considered experts.” He Mingye said, “We can definitely ensure our basic survival needs in State Wansheng.”
“However, finding Xu Ning is not going to be that easy in comparison…”
“That’s true, we don’t know where Xu Ning went.”
Si Ying said, “We have two ways to find Xu Ning.”
“Xu Ning came here with the seniors of the Source Sect at that time, so we can go to the Source Sect in State Wansheng and ask the seniors of the Source Sect. They should know where Xu Ning is.”
“Or, we could ask around for news concerning the Swallow Heron Sect. After all, a large part of the reason why Xu Ning came here is to help Senior Wan Ye rebuild the Swallow Heron Sect.”
“I think the first method is more reliable.”
He Mingye expressed his opinion. “Even though Xu Ning has displayed some of his talents over the past two years and raised his realm, it is not easy to build up his reputation in a place like State Wansheng in such a short period of time. There is a high probability that us blindly inquiring about the Swallow Heron Sect will be fruitless.” “True…”
Si Ying agreed. “In this case, let’s go to the Source Sect in State Wansheng first.”
Afterwards, the two began to set off according to the map given to them by Wan Ye.
At this moment. Swallow Heron Sect ‘I’m finally back…’
Xu Ning appeared outside the Swallow Heron Sect.
Half a day ago, after arriving at State Guqing, Xu Ning parted ways with Duan Chaofeng and the others.
Xu Ning returned to the Swallow Heron Sect, while Duan Chaofeng and the others returned to the mansion first.
Before leaving, Duan Chaofeng told Xu Ning to go to the mansion within three months, and Xu Ning agreed.
“Who are you? This is the gate of the Swallow Heron Sect!”
Xu Ning was about to enter the Swallow Heron Sect from the front door, but he was stopped by a disciple wearing the uniform of the Swallow Heron Sect.
Several Swallow Heron Sect disciples stared at Xu Ning cautiously. It seemed that once Xu Ning had any intention of breaking into the sect, they were ready to stop him.
They couldn’t be blamed for being so cautious. The Swallow Heron Sect was currently in Chuiyun Mountain, and the cultivation resources here were extremely abundant. Many outsiders would come here in search for resources, so they were also guarding against these outsiders.
‘I was actually stopped outside the sect’s gate…’
Xu Ning didn’t expect to encounter such a situation.
If he knew this would happen, he would have flown straight to the main peak.
‘These disciples look unfamiliar…’
Before Xu Ning left, there were only a few hundred people in the Swallow Heron Sect, so he had an impression of every face.
And this was the first time Xu Ning had seen these few disciples.
‘It seems that Cheng Zengtao and the others have expanded the size of the Swallow Heron Sect in the past six months.’
“What’s wrong, why are all of you gathered here?”
Just when Xu Ning was thinking of leaving in an instant and not getting involved with these disciples, he heard a familiar voice. “Senior Brother Cheng!”
The disciples guarding the door heard the voice and turned their heads. They saw that the person who came was Cheng Xiu, the personal disciple of the Sect Master, so they quickly bowed respectfully.
“Senior Brother Cheng, this person wants…”
One of the disciples was about to explain the reason.
Then he suddenly saw Cheng Xiu’s eyes widening
When Cheng Xiu saw Xu Ning who was dressed in white, he was overjoyed.
The disciples guarding the gate were confused for a moment, then they looked at Xu Ning with a shocked and frightened expression. This person was the Sect Master of the Swallow Heron Sect!?
It was rumored that the Sect Master had gone out to travel. Therefore, they, the new disciples, had never seen the true face of the Sect Master before.
And now, they finally saw it in such a circumstance.
‘We actually offended the Sect Master…’
The disciples trembled in fear.
“Cheng Xiu, you have improved a lot.”
Xu Ning saw through Cheng Xiu’s cultivation with a look.
When he left, Cheng Xiu used external forces to barely break through to the first stage of the void realm, causing his foundation to be unstable.
But now, Xu Ning discovered that not only had Cheng Xiu consolidated his realm, but he had also reached the mid level of the void realm first stage.
This satisfied Xu Ning. After all, Cheng Xiu’s talent was relatively ordinary.
“Master, you are finally back!”
Cheng Xiu quickly stepped forward and bowed respectfully to Xu Ning.
The disciples behind him quickly followed suit. Cheng Xiu’s cultivation had improved recently, so he initially had planned to leave the sect today and find a void realm demon beast in Chuiyun Mountain to fight.
But as soon as he left, he ran into Xu Ning.
“During the days I was gone, the Swallow Heron Sect seemed to have changed again…”
Xu Ning glanced at the disciples with a smile.
Cheng Xiu responded, “Deputy Sect Master Cheng, elders, prospective elders, and guest elders work day and night for the construction of the sect, just so that after you return, you can see the changes in the Swallow Heron Sect.”
“Everyone has worked hard…”
Xu Ning just smiled.
“How many people are there in the sect now?”
Xu Ning asked.
“There are more than two thousand and five hundred members if I add all the core disciples, inner disciples, and outer disciples together.”
Cheng Xiu answered truthfully. “So many people…” Xu Ning sighed.
Xu Ning felt a little emotional when he thought about the difficulties he faced when he rebuilt the sect two years ago.
And now, the overall strength of the Swallow Heron Sect had even exceeded its previous state before it was disbanded.
In terms of high-level combat power, Xu Ning was much stronger than the previous sect master Li Shengmao.
Moreover, Gray, Cyan, Cheng Zengtao, and the others were not weak.
It could even be said that the mid-level dao realm demon beasts captured overseas would greatly strengthen the high-level combat power of the Swallow Heron Sect.
In terms of the population of the sect, the number of people in the sect was greater than before. Moreover, the current Swallow Heron Sect was backed by the Harmony King Mansion, so they were more confident.
The only thing that was worse than before was the quality of the disciples.
Because it had just been rebuilt not long ago, the strength of the disciples of the Swallow Heron Sect was still insufficient, but with the culmination of time and the cultivation boost from the Small Tree World, they could catch up.
“Master, these disciples are all outer disciples who were recruited a few months ago.” Cheng Xiu looked at the nervous disciples next to him and explained, “They didn’t recognize you, so please forgive them if they have offended you in any way.”
Cheng Xiu’s words made the disciples look at him gratefully.
‘He’s trying to win people’s hearts…’
Xu Ning saw through Cheng Xiu’s intentions.
If Cheng Xiu maintained this attitude for a long time, he could improve his status in the hearts of the disciples and establish some prestige. However, Xu Ning didn’t care even though he had seen through him.
It was not a bad thing for his disciples to have this kind of mindset.
“Practice hard and do your best for the sect, you are not to be blamed for anything…”
Xu Ning’s words made the disciples feel relieved.
“Master, let’s enter the sect.”
Cheng Xiu said.
Xu Ning nodded.
Afterwards, Xu Ning entered the sect.
Soon, the news of his return to the Swallow Heron Sect was spread throughout the sect.
Cheng Zengtao, Shao Xun, Tong Li, Ou Wei, other guest elders, Shi Baoqing, Fang Youli, and other elite disciples all went to the main peak to greet Xu Ning.
Xu Ning talked briefly with everyone before sending everyone away, leaving only Cheng Zengtao and Fang Youli, who had just joined the Swallow Heron Sect.
“Fang Youli, you truly have it in you.”
There were only three people left on the main peak. Xu Ning said, “In just half a year, you have actually crossed three realms and reached the void realm sixth stage!”