Chapter 12 – A pig

Li Residence, after half a day of leisure, Li Ziye lay by the lake for half a day, not wanting to move a finger.

In the afternoon, Qin E’nuo walked out of the room, changed into a new outfit, still as extraordinary and elegant as ever.

“Go practice sword.”

Qin E’nuo walked to the lake and said lightly.


Li Ziye sat up straight and walked to the side to practice sword.

“Qin E’nuo, I admire you!”

Slovenly Zhang spoke up seriously.

“It’s because his willpower is strong enough. If it were someone else, I can’t guarantee that they would succeed.”

Qin E’nuo said calmly.

“Although that kid is not bad, without your help, he would never be able to open up a meridian in his lifetime.”

Slovenly Zhang responded, “Now, although his cultivation talent is still the worst among all martial artists, at least he can start cultivating.”

Opening up one meridian allows one to attempt to unlock the divine hidden technique within the body. If successful, it means officially stepping onto the path of martial arts.

Of course, just opening up one meridian means that this kid’s cultivation speed will definitely be very slow, even to the point of being frustratingly slow.

Fortunately, the Li Residence has plenty of silver, so even if this kid’s martial arts talent is lacking, he can make up for it with countless potent medicines and elixirs.

“There is another problem.”

Slovenly Zhang looked at the young man not far away and asked curiously, “What cultivation technique are you planning to let him practice?”

“There is a technique that I want him to try.”

Qin E’nuo gazed at the lake in front of her and said, “Flying Immortal Art.”

“A sword comes from the west, flying immortal from beyond the heavens.”

Slovenly Zhang’s expression changed when he heard this, and he said, “The sword technique of the first generation Sword God during the Great Shang Dynasty a thousand years ago. Do you really want this kid to learn it? This technique is almost no different from external cultivation. It is extremely difficult to practice. For thousands of years, no one has been able to master it except for the first generation Sword God.”

“Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

Qin E’nuo said calmly, “He only has three years. What cultivation technique do you think he can use to catch up to Huo Lin’er?”

Slovenly Zhang fell silent after hearing this.

Three years is too short. Huo Lin’er is one of the four great geniuses of this era, with terrifying martial arts talent. This kid has only opened up one meridian, so no matter what cultivation technique he practices, he cannot catch up to Huo Lin’er.

This is the reality, although cruel, no one can change it.

“If his cultivation level can’t catch up, then we can only start from the techniques.”

Qin E’nuo said seriously, “The Flying Immortal Art focuses more on techniques rather than cultivation level. He was able to create Tai Chi, which shows that he has the talent for swordsmanship. Perhaps, after pushing his sword techniques to the extreme, he can walk his own path of martial arts like the first generation Sword God from a thousand years ago.”

“It’s difficult.”

Slovenly Zhang sighed lightly, “In the past thousand years, there have been very few people who have truly walked their own path of martial arts. Even you and I cannot completely break free from the shackles of our predecessors. The beginning of this kid’s martial arts journey is already so difficult. It is unimaginable how long he can persist.”

“Sword Enthusiast.” Qin E’nuo spoke up.

“What’s the matter? Do you have something to say?” Slovenly Zhang asked.

“You have amazing martial arts skills, but no disciples. Aren’t you regretful?” Qin E’nuo said calmly.


Slovenly Zhang smiled faintly and said, “Having wine and a sword is enough. Qin E’nuo, just say what you want to say, no need to beat around the bush.”

“Let’s teach him the Flying Immortal Art together. I alone cannot completely reproduce the Sword God’s techniques.” Qin E’nuo proposed.

“I didn’t expect that Plum Blossom Sword Immortal like you would have a time when you need help.” Slovenly Zhang took a sip of wine and said with a smile, “Why should I help you, or rather, help this kid?”

“As fellow sword cultivators, don’t you want to see if there is someone in this world who can reproduce the brilliance of the first generation Sword God, or even surpass that Sword God?” Qin E’nuo said seriously.

“Heh, your ambition is really big. To be honest, I don’t have much hope for him, but…”

Slovenly Zhang said a sentence, then his tone changed, and he said with a slight smile, “I am interested in your proposal. If the two of us join forces to teach him, with the endless resources of the Li Residence and the Flying Immortal Art of the first generation Sword God, even a pig should be able to awaken.”

After speaking, Slovenly Zhang drank all the wine in the jar, and a rare impulse to try arose in his heart.

To be honest, having lived for so many years, he has seen all kinds of geniuses, but a waste like Li Ziye, who has not opened up any meridians, is the first time he has seen.

This challenge excited him.

With him and Qin E’nuo joining forces, it should be considered the most luxurious lineup in the world.

Two sword immortals, the strongest technique in the world, coupled with endless elixirs and potent medicines from the Li Residence, he didn’t believe that they couldn’t defy this bullshit destiny.

On the side, Qin E’nuo listened to Sword Enthusiast’s words, and a hint of interest flashed in her beautiful eyes.

At their level of cultivation, there are indeed few things that can challenge them, but teaching Li Ziye, this waste, is truly the biggest challenge in this world.

Thinking of this, Qin E’nuo looked at the “pig” not far away and said, “Li Ziye, come here!”


Li Ziye heard the words and walked over eagerly.

Slovenly Zhang and Qin E’nuo looked at the “pig” walking towards them, then nodded at each other, and from today onwards, they would join forces to defy this so-called destiny.

“Li Ziye.”

After the two of them withdrew their gazes, Qin E’nuo calmly spoke, “Have you heard of the Flying Immortal Art?”

“I have.”Li Ziye nodded vigorously, “The world’s foremost cultivation method, it is said, is extremely difficult to cultivate. Apart from the first generation Sword God during the establishment of the Great Shang dynasty, no one else has been able to master it.”

“Do you know why?” Qin E’nuo continued to ask.

“I don’t know.”

Li Ziye shook his head.

“Because the Flying Immortal Decision only records a very small portion of the method for cultivating Genuine Qi. Not only is it not exquisite, it is even inferior to those mediocre techniques. Therefore, the progress of cultivation is extremely slow. As for the rest of the Flying Immortal Decision, it records all the moves, which can indeed be called exquisite. However, in the path of cultivation, Genuine Qi is the foundation. Even the most exquisite moves require the drive of Genuine Qi. Without a strong cultivation base, one cannot bring out the power of the moves.” Qin E’nuo explained.

“Can’t I first cultivate other techniques, and when I have a strong cultivation base, then practice the moves of the Flying Immortal Decision?” Li Ziye asked curiously.


Qin E’nuo shook her head, “Many people have tried your method, cultivating other techniques first, then practicing the moves of the Flying Immortal Decision, but it is almost useless. Some people even persist in this and end up going mad.”

“Then if I cultivate the techniques in the Flying Immortal Decision, will my progress be as slow as theirs?” Li Ziye voiced his concern.


By the lake, Slovenly Zhang sneered, “Don’t worry, being slow is inevitable. You don’t need to worry about this at all. You, who have only opened one meridian, are a hopeless waste. No matter what technique you cultivate, there’s basically no room for you to fall further.”


Li Ziye wanted to stab this old geezer with a sword.

“What Sword Enthusiast said is true.”

Qin E’nuo added fuel to the fire, thought for a moment, and then comforted, “However, the Li Residence has plenty of silver. With countless heavenly treasures and miraculous pills, plus the guidance of Sword Enthusiast and me, perhaps, you have a glimmer of hope to succeed.”


Li Ziye still didn’t want to speak.

Suddenly, Li Ziye came back to his senses, looked at the old man by the lake, and asked in surprise, “Old Zhang, are you also going to teach me swordsmanship?”

“What, can’t I?”

Slovenly Zhang smirked, “Kid, you should be laughing. Many talented individuals have begged me to teach them, but I refused. You’re lucky to have both Qin E’nuo and me guiding you. You should try your best. If you still can’t achieve anything, Qin E’nuo and I will lose face.”

“I’ll try my best.”

Li Ziye gave an awkward smile. It wasn’t his fault that his talent was poor. He also wanted to be like those peerless geniuses, advancing by leaps and bounds in cultivation, unrivaled in the world. Unfortunately, reality didn’t allow it.

“You should first memorize the mental method of the Flying Immortal Decision and practice it at dawn and dusk every day.”

Qin E’nuo threw a roll of parchment over and said, “As for the moves, Sword Enthusiast and I will teach you.”

Li Ziye took the parchment and began to memorize the cultivation method.

About a dozen breaths later, Li Ziye looked up and said, “I’ve memorized it.”

“That was quick.”

Slovenly Zhang was surprised. Such a short time was only enough to read it once.

“I have a good memory. It’s natural.”

Li Ziye grinned, revealing eight white teeth.

“Heh, at least you have some advantages.”

Slovenly Zhang smiled faintly.

“Watch carefully.”

Beside him, Qin E’nuo saw this and calmly said a word, then stepped forward, brushing past Li Ziye.

Without time to react, the Frost sword in Li Ziye’s hand had disappeared.

Qin E’nuo took back her sword and walked forward.

The next moment, in the backyard of the Li Residence, a fairy danced with a sword, flowers and leaves flying all over the garden. A Frost sword, its Cold Light blinding, its sword aura spanning three hundred feet.

By the lake, Li Ziye was shocked by the sight.

A hall full of drunken guests, a sword that freezes fourteen states.

Is this what a sword is? Is this what a Sword Immortal is?

“Haha, kid, watch carefully!”

Beside him, Slovenly Zhang laughed loudly, swung his sword, and stepped forward like a shooting star. With a jug of wine and a sword, he was full of pride, his sword aura soaring into the sky.

The indescribable scene became the most unforgettable memory in Li Ziye’s life. Two Sword Immortals, two swords, their bodies like wind and thunder, their swords like stars, recreating the unparalleled elegance of the Sword God of a thousand years ago.

Half a moment later, the wind stopped, the leaves fell, the sword light dissipated, and everything returned to calm.

Qin E’nuo left, and Slovenly Zhang returned to the lake to continue drinking. No one disturbed Li Ziye, who was deeply shocked.

After an unknown amount of time, Li Ziye finally came back to his senses. He looked at Slovenly Zhang and asked hoarsely, “Old Zhang, how long will it take for me to reach your level?”

“Thirty years.”

Slovenly Zhang took a sip of wine and said calmly.

“What about catching up with the first generation Sword God?”

Li Ziye asked again.

“Three hundred years.”

Slovenly Zhang replied, then added, “That is, if you can live that long without dying!”

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