"Then …" Xuan Qingzhu crossed his hands on the table and looked at Xiang Nan seriously. "Young Master Xiang Ru, with your talent, no matter if it's loyalty to Haotian or Jiuxiao, it's not a wise choice."
"You know, the Haotian faction is weak, and the Nine Firmaments have been weakened for a long time. Sooner or later, these two teacups will be in the possession of our The Profound Sky Sect ."
"Relying on me now is better than being forcefully subdued by me in the future."
Xiang Nan laughed.
Xuan Qingzhu lowered his head to make tea and glanced at Xiang Nan. "Don't tell me Young Master Xiang Ru doesn't think we have the ability to do so?" He said.
Xiang Nan smiled and said, "You are mistaken. I am neither a teacup that can be tasted nor a teacup that can be kneaded. I am a teapot."
"I'm just a bystander, and my role is only to give tea and tea cups a chance to set off each other."
"I can even say that." Xiang Nan leaned forward and said, "I'm a teapot, so I gave it to you. If I didn't give it to you, you wouldn't have it."
"What a big tone." Xuan Qingzhu nodded and said, "Young Master Xiang Ru's ambition is admirable."
"However, there is one thing I am curious about. You have always shown obvious hostility towards our The Profound Sky Sect . Why?"
"Could it be that my The Profound Sky Sect has offended you? Is that why you are unwilling to join us?"
Xiang Nan took the teacup that was cracked by Xuan Qingzhu and said, "It's just that I don't agree with the way the The Profound Sky Sect does things."
Xiang Nan stroked the cracks and said, "I don't know how many innocent civilians the body of a half-demon is going to kill. I know very well that cultivating this body requires the souls of a large number of ordinary people as a price."
Xuan Qingzhu sighed, "I thought Young Master Xiang Ru should be a person with foresight and great ideals. So he is just a woman's benevolence."
"Those who have achieved great things, don't worry about trivial matters. If you look at the kings of past generations, which one of them isn't stained with the blood of innocent people?"
"For the sake of the overall situation, some necessary sacrifices are inevitable."
"You want to talk about the Dao of Monarchs with me?" Xiang Nan shook his head. "Then I'll talk to you about the Dao of Monarchy."
"You said I was short-sighted, but in fact, I have a longer view than you."
"How much do you think the kings of the world are willing to practise benevolent government? Are they born with a kind heart? Or do they need such a false reputation to decorate their reputation?"
"I'm afraid I'm not either."
"Oh? I'd like to hear more about it." Xuan Qingzhu said.
Xiang Nan held the teacup and said, "Just like the cracks on the teacup, it costs too much to be unrestrained and fierce."
"Perhaps benevolent government is not as profitable as being fierce, but at the very least, there is no big cost."
"My so-called cost is the crack on this teacup."
"From a long-term perspective." Xiang Nan stared at Xuan Qingzhu seriously and said, "You can indeed grow rapidly by doing this now, but you have also planted a deep hidden danger for yourself."
"Because when you sacrifice others without mercy, you don't know who you offended, and you don't know who among those people you offended, will bring you any kind of disaster in the future. This is the cost of your hatred."
"Interesting. Let's continue." Xuan Qingzhu said.
Xiang Nan said, "Perhaps you accidentally sacrificed a trivial figure in your eyes, but this trivial figure may be a great figure with great insight in the future. It is precisely your'unrestrained rules' that have forced this great figure into the enemy camp."
"Your The Profound Sky Sect is like this teacup. In the end, its destruction is not due to the penetration of the Water Drop Stone. Instead, it is because you pinched it too hard that it shattered."
"There are countless precedents in history for self-destruction."
Xuan Qingzhu said proudly, "I have to admit, you are indeed thinking very far, but not far enough."
"You only saw the growth of a hero and the hidden dangers he had planted. However, there is another method on the higher level."
"All the geniuses in the world are in my hands. Those who have the ability to deal with us are already ours."
"Those who want to deal with us have already been destroyed by us, or … are on the path of destruction."
"Really?" Xiang Nan smiled and said, "Are all the geniuses in the world already in the The Profound Sky Sect ? How dare you praise Haikou."
Xuan Qingzhu said, "In the world of martial arts, martial arts should be respected. Let's talk about martial arts talents."
"Of the seven Southern Domain tigers with the highest voices and the strongest potential, three have already entered the Heavenly Profound Sect and two belong to the Flying Cloud Sect."
"We already have two of the seven tigers. I believe I have the ability to let the other two join us. Or, I can directly make the seven tigers of the Southern Domain become the five tigers of the Southern Domain."
Xiang Nan shook his head with a smile and said, "Forgive me for not sending him far away."
Xuan Qingzhu stood up and said, "Looks like I can't reach an agreement with Young Master Xiang Ru."
"This is your choice. You have to pay a painful price for your high costs."
Xuan Qingzhu used her fingertips to lightly tap on the edge of the teacup. Then, she turned around and left.
Three seconds later, the teacup shattered into powder.
The moment Xuan Qingzhu pushed open the door and left, Xiang Nan picked up the teapot to make tea for himself and said indifferently, "Although the Seven Tigers are strong, there are still dragons above them."
The back of Xuan Qingzhu paused for a moment before turning into a streak of green light and disappearing.
Above the Seven Tigers was a dragon.
These words echoed in Xuan Qingzhu's mind.
Who was this dragon referring to?
The next day, at noon, the Star Gazing City Bell Tower.
Today's Star Gazing City was still overcrowded, but today's bystanders were already in good order.
This was because tickets were being sold openly here. Before the sect ranking tournament started, it had already begun its duties in order to watch the city of the ranking tournament.
The buildings that were constantly spreading upwards had already turned into spectators' seats.
Everyone knew that today was the fifth question for Xuan Qingzhu and the Ninth Princess. After this question, it was clear who would win and who would lose.
Countless people stood bustling in their seats and looked at Xuan Qingzhu and Feiyun Liuhai in the sky above the bell tower.
Xuan Qingzhu came especially early today.
After noon had passed, Xiang Nan and the Ninth Princess arrived late.
However, when Xiang Nan arrived, thunderous applause sounded from the entire audience.
They were looking forward to what kind of pleasant surprise this young man, who had always been good at creating miracles, would bring to everyone.
"Elder Greenbamboo, we're here to meet." Xiang Nan stood still in the air.
Xuan Qingzhu said indifferently, "I will give you one last chance to give up this bet. Otherwise, you will lose to the ground."
Xiang Nan smiled and said, "Thank you, Elder Qingzhu, for your kind reminder. Please ask the question."
"Enough courage." Xuan Qingzhu nodded.
She pointed down and said, "The continent you are standing on is called the Nine Firmaments. It is the sacred land of martial arts in the hearts of martial artists of the Southern Domain."
"And the city you are in is called Star Watching. It was also built specifically for the sake of martial arts."
"So the fifth question I gave you is about martial arts."