Chapter 116: Blacklisted
Ye Guanzhi wordlessly left.
Old Zhang stared at her departing figure and sighed to himself.
The news of Ye Guanzhi’s?dismissal instantly spread throughout the Main Guanxuan Academy. The Department of Arts was unhappy about the decision, so they started a protest that quickly turned sour.
Unfortunately, the protest was quickly suppressed, rendering it useless.
Ye Guan and Ji Xuan left the Daoist Sect. Ye Guan paid the Immortal Treasures Pavilion a visit to look for Qin Feng. The fastest and safest way for him to go to Qingzhou was using the teleportation arrays of the Immortal Treasures Pavilion.
However, it turned out that Qin Feng had already been transferred to the Guanxuan Universe.
Mo Ya and Ye Guan went outside the Immortal Treasures Pavilion branch.
Mo Ya explained, “Young Lord Ye, Elder Qin Feng told me to warn you about two factions. The first faction is from the Nine Heavens and Ten Lands. The members of that faction have deep roots and histories that stretch back millions of years.”
Ye Guan asked, “Is the Hantian Clan from the Nine Heavens and Ten Lands?”
Mo Ya nodded. “Yes!”
Ye Guan remained silent.
“You also have to worry about the powerhouses of the Nine Continents, which are under the Guanxuan Universe’s governance. The Zhongtu Divine Continent is one of those Nine Continents.
”Of course, there are powers on the Nine Continents that decided not to join the Guanxuan Universe, and you must not underestimate them!” said Mo Ya.
Ye Guan suddenly asked, “What about the Milky Way?”
“The Milky Way is special. It’s an independent universe, and the most powerful organization there is the mysterious Milky Way Sect. The Milky Way is notorious for its strict laws and how difficult it is to visit as an outsider.”
Ye Guan nodded in understanding. He could still remember his encounter with Liu Bing, and he had to admit that he got lucky that day. Of course, he wouldn’t be afraid to fight Liu Bing once more, and he would most certainly not underestimate the latter.
Ye Guan was also convinced that Liu Bing only lost to him because the latter had underestimated him.
Mo Ya’s gaze was complicated as she stared at Ye Guan. She truly didn’t expect that things would take such a dire turn. She initially thought that Ye Guan would eventually become a student of the Main Guanxuan Academy, but now, the Main Guanxuan Academy was hunting him down.
It felt like fate was playing a trick on Ye Guan.
Ye Guan cupped his fists together and said, “Lady Mo Ya, thank you so much, but I have another request to ask of you.”
Mo Ya asked, “Do you want to use our teleportation arrays?”
Ye Guan nodded. “May I?”
An apologetic light flashed in Mo Ya’s eyes as she said, “Young Lord Ye, I’m sorry, but you have been blacklisted by the Immortal Treasures Pavilion. We can no longer offer our services to you. Your assets in the Immortal Treasures Pavilion are also frozen.”
Ji Xuan’s expression darkened. “This is getting ridiculous!”
Ye Guan could only shake his head and chuckle bitterly.
He knew that the Main Guanxuan Academy would make a move against him, but the Immortal Treasures Pavilion was the last organization he thought would make a move to suppress him. In hindsight, it made sense because the two organizations were closely tied to each other.
Mo Ya gnashed her teeth. She seemed to have made up her mind and said, “Young Lord Ye, I can let you use the teleportation arrays here once.”
Ye Guan stared deeply at her without saying anything.
Mo Ya asked, “Where are you going? Tell me, and I’ll guide you which teleportation array you should use.”
Ye Guan was moved, but he shook his head and smiled. “Forget it, Lady Mo Ya. However, I will remember your kind intentions.”
With that, he glanced at Ji Xuan and said, “Let’s go!”
The two of them vanished into thin air, leaving Mo Ya by herself. 𝘧𝑟𝑒𝑒𝘸𝑒𝒷𝓃𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓁.𝒸𝑜𝘮
Once she recovered from the shock, she shook her head and sighed.
Ji Xuan made a sidelong glance at Ye Guan and asked, “Why did you not accept her offer?”
Ye Guan explained, “We would have already arrived at Qingzhou by now if I had accepted her offer, but what would happen to her? The Immortal Treasures Pavilion will definitely punish her. She would have died in the worst-case scenario. She would have lost her livelihood at the very least, and her future would have been ruined.”
Ye Guan shook his head and added, “I can’t drag others down and implicate them with my own issues. She had already given me plenty of help, so I don’t think it’s right for me to drag her down.”
Ji Xuan stared for quite a while at Ye Guan with a smile. “You’re right. It seems?that we have no choice but to head to Qingzhou on foot. Thankfully, we’re not too far from Qingzhou. We should be there in a month.”
Ye Guan suddenly asked, “Can we hijack a teleportation array?”
Ji Xuan stared?agape at Ye Guan. “The closest teleportation array to us belongs to the Immortal Treasures Pavilion. Can you even hear what you’re saying?”
Ye Guan thought for a while and replied, “I don’t think it’s a bad idea. We can grab some cash on our way as well.”
Ji Xuan rolled her eyes at him and said, “You’re dead meat if you rob the Immortal Treasures Pavilion.”
Ye Guan asked, “What, why? They already blacklisted me, so why not go all the way?”
“The Immortal Treasures Pavilion has blacklisted you, but it’s not really helpful to the Guanxuan Academy. It’s just a declaration that shows that they’re on the Guanxuan Academy’s side.
“However, we’re doomed the moment we rob the Immortal Treasures Pavilion. We’ll definitely get into their most wanted list, and becoming a fugitive of the Immortal Treasures Pavilion is scarier than being a fugitive of the Guanxuan Academy.”
Ye Guan asked, “Why?”
Ji Xuan calmly explained, “The Immortal Treasures Pavilion has a very extensive information network. They have eyes everywhere, so there’s nowhere for us to go once we become their fugitive.
”The Immortal Treasures Pavilion’s coffers are overflowing as well, and I’m sure that everyone in the Guanxuan Universe would track us down if the Immortal Treasures Pavilion places a bounty of ten million immortal spiritual treasures on our heads.”
Ye Guan fell silent.
Ji Xuan shook her head and chuckled. “We can offend Guanxuan Academy but not the Immortal Treasures Pavilion. They’re too rich, and money solves everything here. Anyway, I think we should just board a cloud ship to Qingzhou.”
Ye Guan nodded. ”All right.”
Ji Xuan opened her palm, and a streak of white light shot into the sky.
The white light soon dispersed, revealing a hundred–meter-long cloud ship.
Ye Guan glanced at Ji Xuan in surprise. “That’s yours?”
Ji Xuan smirked and said, “A cloud ship is a necessary item if you’re on the run. Let’s go!”
She brought Ye Guan onto the cloud ship and activated the cloud ship’s array.
Soon, the cloud ship soared higher and higher until it reached the starry skies.
Ji Xuan pulled up a map and examined it for quite a while.
“I think we’re flying… in the right direction?” she said, sounding uncertain.
Ye Guan’s expression darkened. “Are you sure?”
Ji Xuan smiled awkwardly and said, “This is my first time using it in space, so I’m not too confident.”
Ye Guan shook his head and chuckled. “Well, I’m fine as long as we’re heading in the right direction. Otherwise, we’re doomed.”
Ye Guan’s words prompted Ji Xuan to check the map thoroughly once more.
After a while, she looked up and said, “Yeah, we are definitely heading in the right direction.”
“That’s great,” Ye Guan said with a smile.
He took a closer look at Ji Xuan. She was wearing a snow-white robe, which gave her a clean and benevolent impression. The white flowers embroidered on the hem of her robe made her appear as if she were a blossoming flower.
Ye Guan suddenly said, “Thank you.”
Ji Xuan made a sidelong glance at him and asked, “For what?”
Ye Guan chuckled. “Thank you for helping me.”
Ji Xuan smiled and said, “You don’t have to thank me.”
After some hesitation, Ye Guan asked, “Lady Ji, if you don’t mind, just what happened between you and the Academy?”
Ji Xuan fell silent.
She was silent for quite a while before she finally spoke, “My master… he wanted to use me as a cultivation furnace.”
Ye Guan frowned.
Ji Xuan shrugged and added, “I told the Academy, but I was ignored. I ended up killing him, and like you, a deluge of problems rushed toward me once he died. Of course, I killed my enemies one after another.”
Ji Xuan stared deeply at Ye Guan and asked, “Tell me. Did I do the right thing?”
Ye Guan nodded. “You definitely did the right thing.”
Ji Xuan smiled lightly, but she remained silent.
Ye Guan added, “The Main Guanxuan Academy’s investigator must have discovered the truth, but he decided to hide it rather than seek justice for your sake. Am I right?”
“Yes!” Ji Xuan nodded. “It would tarnish the Guanxuan Academy’s reputation, so the Main Guanxuan Academy’s investigator decided to hide the facts and prosecuted me.”
Ji Xuan shook her head and laughed. “Our circumstances are similar, and it’s the reason why I’ve decided to help you. It’s not just because we’re friends. Anyway, we’re the type of people who do things as we please. It’s that simple.”
“Leaving Nanzhou really opened my eyes to just how complicated the world is…” Ye Guan muttered.
It hadn’t been that long since he left Nanzhou, but so many things had already happened. He also didn’t expect that things would take such a drastic turn.
Ji Xuan suddenly asked, “If you went back in time, would you still kill the An Clan members and the Zhongtu Divine Continent’s Heavenly Dao?”
“Of course,” said Ye Guan. Of course, he wouldn’t kill those who didn’t deserve to die, and he wouldn’t let go of those who deserved to die.
“I don’t regret it either,” said Ji Xuan with a smirk. She looked into the distance and asked, “What do you think? Will the Sword Master seek justice for your sake?”
Ye Guan’s answer came a bit late. “I don’t know.”
Ji Xuan said, “I think he will! If even the Sword Master can’t discern the truth, won’t it be a matter of time until the world is ruined?”
Ye Guan nodded and stared into the distance as well.
He asked inwardly, “Master Pagoda, are you there?”
Little Pagoda’s reply came after a while.
“What is it?” asked Little Pagoda. Honestly, he was starting to be afraid of Ye Guan. The latter was simply too creative for him to handle, and Little Pagoda had to be wary whenever he was talking to the latter.
Ye Guan replied, “I have a bad feeling about heading to Qingzhou.”
Little Pagoda asked, “Why?”
Ye Guan answered, “I don’t know.”
Little Pagoda fell silent.
After a while, Ye Guan asked, “I’m worried that the Sword Master would appear and fight me with the Guanxuan Academy. I mean, wouldn’t he cut down all evil? And I’m considered evil in the Guanxuan Academy’s eyes…”
Little Pagoda answered, “I don’t think so.”
Ye Guan asked, “Why?”
Little Pagoda explained, “He has always been a showy individual, but he—”
“Shut up!” The mysterious voice interrupted and snapped, “You dumbass, he’s baiting you for answers again!”