The Devilish Immortal - Chapter 369 - Test
Chapter 369 Test
Lyu Liang had been beaming with joy since the match was over. On the contrary, Lin Qiangu pouted angrily while watching Lyu Liang chatting merrily with Wen Xiaojing.
“Qiangu, could you forgive Lyu Liang? You still have other chances to test him. We have many enemies, and they are very strong. So you will learn what his abilities are sooner or later. I believe his performance will not disappoint you!” When Lyu Liang went to bid farewell to Mu Haiying, Wen Xiaojing held Lin Qiangu’s arm and tried to soothe her.
“Hmph! All right, I forgive him!” Lin Qiangu nodded compromisingly and said seriously, “To be honest, his defense was very strong, and his strategies were out of my expectation.”
Wen Xiaojing smiled but did not say anything. Just then, Lyu Liang came back. He took a look at Wen Xiaojing and then cupped his hands toward Lin Qiangu. “I have to go to the Pan Gu Heavenly Alliance now. Please help me take care of Xiaojing!”
“Of course! I knew Xiaojing much earlier than you! As long as I am alive, I will not let anyone hurt her!” Lin Qiangu said angrily, with great resolution.
Lyu Liang nodded firmly and gave a caring glance at Wen Xiaojing again. Then, his figure became vague and gradually disappeared.
“Xiaojing, have you… fallen in love with him?” Lin Qiangu frowned and asked hesitantly. At this moment, her friend looked very worried.
Hearing that, Wen Xiaojing turned around and replied with a smile, “I never think that way. He is the most important key for me. I just don’t want to lose it. Let’s go! We have not seen each other for a long time. Now that we are finally free, let’s have a nice chat! Tell me something about the Heaven Realm!” She held Lin Qiangu’s hand and took her toward the cave residence.
Lin Qiangu gave a wry smile and murmured in her mind, “Xiaojing, you would have maximized your benefits and minimized your losses to achieve your aim. But now, you have violated your principles several times. Is he really just a key for you?”
Half a day later, Lyu Liang arrived at the Pan Gu Heavenly Alliance. It was protected by a huge defensive cover. He noticed a blue-clad girl standing at the entrance. Upon getting closer, he recognized that she was Xiao Rong, Fairy Purple Phoenix’s personal maid.
“Hmph! You dared keep me waiting for several days! Fairy Purple Phoenix was worried about you and made me wait for you here! By the way, you can call me Sister Xiao Rong!” Xiao Rong said in a huff. Lyu Liang felt deeply wronged because he had hurried over before he fully recovered.
“Thank you for waiting for me! Should I go to meet Milord Night Dragon right now?” Lyu Liang asked as he cupped his hands respectfully.
“Yes, he has been waiting for a long time. Follow me.” Xiao Rong nodded. While she led Lyu Liang in, she transmitted her voice secretly: “When you meet him, speak less and listen more. Fairy Purple Phoenix is his daughter. You can mention her casually to win his trust.”
“Thank you!” Lyu Liang smiled lightly. This girl left a good impression on him.
On entering the Heavenly Alliance, Lyu Liang opened his eyes wide. He could not help thinking, “This is so remarkable!” The furnishings here were much more splendid than those in the Chaotic Heavenly Alliance.
“Below us now are the camps for our six special action squads. If you really become a senior alien minister, you will be in contact with their captains. A good relationship with them will make things here easier for you.” Xiao Rong informed him considerately.
Lyu Liang listened carefully and nodded from time to time, keeping all the details in mind.
“Most importantly, there are four places that you are not allowed to enter, unless you get permission from Milord Night Dragon. We call them ‘the four forbidden areas’!” Xiao Rong said in an ever serious tone, “They are respectively Green Vine Village, Purple Cloud Mountain, Divine Auspice Cave, and Shadow Moon Valley. When you become a senior alien minister, you will get a map of this domain. These four places will be marked on it. Be careful not to approach them.”
“Forbidden areas? What is so special about them?” Lyu Liang asked in a casual way.
“It is no good knowing too much. You just need to know that there are some important materials for the war.” Xiao Rong threw a severe stare at Lyu Liang and continued, “If you break in without Milord Night Dragon’s permission, you will definitely be killed!”
“I see!” Hearing what she had said, Lyu Liang thought that the spy of the Calamity Troop was possibly hiding in those places.
After a while, they landed in front of a grand cyan palace. Two gatekeepers, who had the cultivation at the Tao Ancestor Middle-stage, cupped their hands toward Xiao Rong respectfully. Then, they turned to Lyu Liang and invited him in.
“Just go in. I hope that you will still be smiling when you come out,” Xiao Rong said as she pointed at the palace.
Lyu Liang nodded and cupped his hands toward the gatekeepers. Then, with a deep breath, he strode into the palace.
“Hoho, boy, you are finally here! I have been looking forward to meeting you! Your good reputation has been spread throughout the Heaven Realm! Come and have a seat!” When Lyu Liang walked to the middle of the palace, he saw an old man waving at him. This man was smiling with a white goatee, giving Lyu Liang a sense of amiability.
“Condor! A definite condor!” Lyu Liang thought of such an animal at once. While he was surprised by Night Dragon’s geniality, he became more alert than ever.
It reminded him of an old saying: A barking dog never bites!
“I am flattered! It is my honor to meet you!” As Lyu Liang replied hastily, he took two strides forward and cupped his hands. Anyway, politeness was never wrong.
“Hoho, don’t stand on ceremony! Etiquette is only necessary for outsiders. You are not an outsider!” Night Dragon held Lyu Liang’s arm and smiled lightly. “My daughter… Hoho.”
Beyond question, Night Dragon was a classic example of craftiness!
Although he did not finish his words, his meaning had been completely conveyed!
Lyu Liang felt rather helpless. In his imagination, Night Dragon would have been very arrogant and asked him something like “why do you want to be a senior alien minister?” But the fact was the opposite. Night Dragon was chatting with him like an affectionate elder!
“Hoho, I, I… I am too flattered. Fairy Purple Phoenix is so distinguished, while I am so insignificant.” Lyu Liang scratched his hair in embarrassment.
“Alas, she has reached the age of marriage. Indeed, you have different backgrounds. But I had known her choice when she gave you her damask.” Night Dragon sighed slightly and then said with a smile, “I don’t know how long I have been here in the Heaven Realm. But I’ll never forget the time when I just began my cultivation journey. l came from the Mortal World, just like you! On the journey, I met my soulmate, and we supported each other all the way. In the beginning, my cultivation was just at the Foundation Establishment level. However, after almost 10,000 years, I got the chance to join the Heaven Realm. Then, I was admitted to the Heavenly Alliance. My daughter was also born in that period. But unfortunately, my wife died in an accident… If she were alive, I think she would also like you. Sorry, you reminded me of my past life…”
As Night Dragon spoke, tears welled up in his eyes. Feeling embarrassed, he wiped away his tears with his sleeves.
Lyu Liang was totally shocked by Night Dragon’s softness!
If he had not learned something about this old man, he would be satisfied with being a senior alien minister to serve Night Dragon all his life.
But his eyes still became moist, because he felt that this elder’s tears were genuine and full of sadness.
“Milord! If you need any help, please tell me! I will try my best to assist you!” Lyu Liang calmed himself down and said resolutely with sincerity.
“Thank you. Things have passed. Now, nothing is more comforting than watching Purple Phoenix and you growing up! Come and have a seat. If I keep you standing there, Purple Phoenix would blame me! By the way, don’t call me ‘milord’. Just take me as a senior.” Gently, Night Dragon dragged Lyu Liang over to a seat, and he also sat down at the same time.
“Thank you! Senior, I am here for the test to be a senior alien minister!” Lyu Liang expressed his intention directly. He realized that his intelligence lagged far behind Night Dragon’s. Afraid of saying anything improper, he decided to finish his task as soon as possible.
“Haha, you don’t need to take a test. Your reputation has proven your ability. More importantly, my daughter has told me many times how you saved her.” Night Dragon waved his hand and announced, “You, Lyu Liang, are a senior alien minister from now on. Besides, I will promote you to be the leader of the ministers as soon as possible! Don’t decline it! You are the most qualified person for this position!”
Rendered speechless, Lyu Liang opened his mouth wide.
Had he achieved his aim? He had thought of many situations, but none of them were similar to this one. He not only became one of the senior alien ministers but also would be the leader of this group.
“Thank you for your promotion!” Lyu Liang could only express his most sincere gratitude.
“All right, now that you have become a senior alien minister, you need to get familiar with some critical sites here,” Night Dragon said with a smile. “This is a map. Take a look at it and keep it in mind.” As his hand flashed brightly, a gray scroll emerged in it. Then, he handed the scroll to Lyu Liang.
Lyu Liang took it with both hands. He unfolded it and read the information carefully. After a minute, he folded it, nodded, and returned it to Night Dragon.
“Done? All right, as you can see, there are four places that are marked in black. They are the four forbidden areas. Without my permission, no one is allowed in! There are some very important war materials there!” Night Dragon smiled faintly. What he said then shocked Lyu Liang greatly, “I want you to patrol these four sites.”