Legend of the Great Sage (Chapter 301-Chapter 400)

But now, with the increase in his strength, the relatively safe environment of the academy, and how it was unlikely for the school leaders to just steal from him, he began to consider this. He had to think about the consequences too. After all, he was a primary disciple now, while Xiao An was a supreme genius recognised by all the school leaders too, as well as the primary disciple of the school of Buddhism.

He was like a child who had finally grown into a teenager, moving from the busy streets to a school. Safety had increased drastically now, so he possessed some confidence in taking it out and showing it to others.

Li Qingshan unfurled the Cursive Sword Calligraphy and gazed at the criss-crossing inky sword slashes on there. He brought his fingers together on his right hand like a sword, subconsciously waving it around following the slashes on there. He was unable to replicate what Xiao An had achieved, immediately comprehending the sword intent within there, but he gradually felt like he was benefiting from it.

Compared to when he had first obtained this fragment of the Cursive Sword Calligraphy in the bandit’s nest, his insight and knowledge had increased by more than tenfold. He could gradually understand many obscure things now.

Li Qingshan planned a little. He decided to get down to business first. He held the two sides of the scroll with both hands as the Gui Water true qi in his sea of qi immediately surged, gushing down his arms and into the Cursive Sword Calligraphy.

The various strokes on the Cursive Sword Calligraphy lit up one by one, far more than before and far brighter too.

Refining spiritual artifacts was a special right that only Qi Practitioners who had condensed a sea of qi possessed. It was to use their true qi to imbue the spiritual artifact with their own imprint. After doing so, the sea of qi in their dantian could resonate with the spiritual artifact itself. If they were flying swords or flying blades, then ranged control would be possible.

Of course, refining a supreme grade spiritual artifact seemed to be a little difficult for Li Qingshan right now.

After most of the strokes on the Cursive Sword Calligraphy had lit up, it stopped, and his true qi began to run out.

A blue light flashed through Li Qingshan’s eyes. Obviously, he had his reasons for refining the spiritual artifact within this formation.

Specks of light, visible with the naked eye, flickered in the formation and merged into his body.

The sea of qi that had almost run out was full once more, gushing into the Cursive Sword Calligraphy. The brilliance flooded every single stroke, lighting up Li Qingshan’s face with delight.

Just when he was about to succeed, Li Qingshan’s smile stiffened, and the process of refining the spiritual artifact halted once more, but it was not because there was insufficient true qi.

Every single stroke on the Cursive Sword Calligraphy twisted and trembled, flickering with instability.

Li Qingshan thought, Oh no! With a flip of his hand, he directed the Cursive Sword Calligraphy outwards. At the same time, the Cursive Sword Calligraphy unleashed a blinding flash and terrifyingly sharp sword qi gushed out.

The sword qi was disorderly while the sword intent was aimless, but the Cursive Sword Calligraphy felt chillingly cold in Li Qingshan’s hand. The power that a supreme grade spiritual artifact could erupt with was simply too terrifying. If it had been directed at him, it would be a miracle if he was just heavily injured if he did not transform and unleash the Spirit Turtle’s Profound Shell beforehand.

The light vanished with a flash, while the sword qi and sword intent were so short-lived that it seemed like they had never existed in the first place.

Time seemed to stop for a moment. With a few gentle cracks, the parts of the bamboo building suddenly slid around.

Afterwards, like some sort of mechanism had been set off, the delicate, majestic structure was reduced to thousands of pieces. The structure did not collapse. Instead, it flew apart.

Li Qingshan felt his vision open up. A fan-shaped region opened up before him. The formation was originally located at the very centre of the building, but now, he could see the bamboo forests outside.

“Heavens. What are you doing.” Liu Chuanfeng heard the disturbance and rushed over. He was utterly dumbfounded by this sight.

“I’m refining a spiritual artifact,” Li Qingshan answered honestly. He even showed him the Cursive Sword Calligraphy in his hand. He had already made up his mind on this. If he needed to, he would show the Cursive Sword Calligraphy to others, so there was no need to hide it from Liu Chuanfeng anymore. They were basically in the same boat anyway.

“T- that’s a supreme grade spiritual artifact. You were actually refining a supreme grade spiritual artifact?” Liu Chuanfeng had realised a long time ago that his primary disciple was not as poor as regular Qi Practitioners, but he was still astounded by the fact that he could produce a supreme grade spiritual artifact.

Li Qingshan said, “What, can’t I? My true qi is very pure.”

Liu Chuanfeng said, “Do you have any common sense? Let alone a sixth layer Qi Practitioner like you, even those at the tenth layer can’t refine a supreme grade spiritual artifact. This isn’t an issue of whether your true qi is pure enough. Instead, it has exceeded the abilities of Qi Practitioners. It’s something that only Foundation Establishment cultivators can accomplish.”

Li Qingshan was surprised. “But Xiao An could use the supreme grade Guardian King’s pearl the moment she received it.”

Liu Chuanfeng said, “Using is one thing, refining is another. Do you know what they call Xiao An in the academy?”

“What do they call her?”

“A deviant, a monster.”

“That’s just what mediocre people think,” Li Qingshan said disdainfully, but he also understood that he probably could not rely on breaking this trend for now, seeing how he practised the Gui Water Method of Condensing Qi.

“No wonder you’re bold enough to fight Chu Tian.” Liu Chuanfeng glanced at the half-destroyed building again. He was still shaken. He might be a tenth layer Qi Practitioner, but if he began fighting him, the person to die would definitely not be Li Qingshan. Even if he could not refine it, just how many Qi Practitioners could oppose him as long as he used it?

Li Qingshan said, “I obviously wouldn’t agree to a battle that I’m not prepared for. He has trump cards, so why can’t I have some too?”

“Sigh, looks like I need to put up another mission to get the disciples of mohism to come fix this place. The measly sum of spiritual stones the higher-ups give aren’t even enough for me to collect material in the Parlour of Clouds and Rain.” Liu Chuanfeng sighed before he wiggled his eyebrows at Li Qingshan. “Look, my dear disciple, when you win two thousand spiritual stones, why don’t you invite your master to a session of joy?”

Li Qingshan rolled his eyes. “Who’s supposed to be your dear disciple? Let me tell you, you better stop visiting places like that in the future. I’m on bad terms with the Sect of Clouds and Rain. Who knows, they might end up kidnapping you in order to get me. If that ever happens, I’m not even going to bother with their demands.”

“I have forgotten that, but don’t talk nonsense. I’m still a school leader after all, so how could they lay their hands on me?”

Chapter 304: Refining the Cursive Sword Calligraphy (Two) | Legend of the Great Sage

Li Qingshan asked, “You can resist Qiu Haitang’s mesmerisation?”

“T- obviously not. Alright, I’ll do what you say. You’re the big brother in charge then, alright?”

“Then we’re brothers from here on out.” As Li Qingshan said that, he thought of what Chu Tian had said to him and could not help but burst out laughing. His tiny bit of depression from failing to refine the Cursive Sword Calligraphy vanished too.

“You have no respect for your seniors at all.” Liu Chuanfeng put on an angry face, but he laughed along too.