Chapter 217 – Selfish?
Such information always needed dozens of generations’ hard work of a sect to collect… How could Ye Xiao have such a powerful back support?
He knew the cultivation information about Wen-Ren Chu-Chu like this. That meant he was truly profound and knowledgeable.
“How many people of your kind are there?” Ye Xiao asked, “I mean… As for now, how many people are still cultivating the Ling Xiao Ice Art?”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu showed a bitter smile and said, “We used to have over three thousand people cultivating the Ling Xiao Ice Art. After that disaster, we are the group that suffered the most. About seven hundred of our people died because of it. Over two hundred of our grand masters died against that flying star from outer space… Some of them were damaged and lost their cultivation capabilities, while the others are weak, just like me…”
Her eyes were full of sorrow, “After the disaster, we confirmed that our Renascence Saint Garden was ruined. There is no way we can recover it. Almost eighty percent of our people had to give up their cultivation and start another martial art from the other groups… As for now, we have only less than fifty people. We still insist in cultivating the Ling Xiao Ice Art. Among us, there are some senior grand masters and some elder prime grand masters. They couldn’t cultivate the martial art any further, so they were just trying to stay alive. Within a long time after now, we still need them to protect our sect…”
Ye Xiao was shocked, “Less than fifty…”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu sighed sadly, “Without the Regeneration Lotus, to cultivate the Ling Xiao Ice Art is akin to asking for death… If we cannot find more Regeneration Lotus, I am afraid even I have to change my martial art. It is just… We don’t want to. We really don’t want to give it up…”
“We are not reconciled to it, because if nobody in the Misty Cloud Palace cultivates the Ling Xiao Ice Art, in the near future, when the old grand masters die, our sect will become some second-ranged sect from one of the most powerful sects in the Qing-Yun Realm… At that time, it will be the real fatal disaster of our sect.”
She spoke sadly, “When that day comes, I am afraid our sect will be uprooted.”
Ye Xiao frowned and said, “It surely will come to that day.”
Referring to the history of the Qing-Yun Realm, the collapse of a sect always started when it begins to turn weaker. Once the other sects had the confidence to uproot this sect, even the allies of this sect would lay their hands to it without hesitation.
Since it was doomed to collapse, the abundant resources of this sect would surely become the meal in the other sects’ plates.
Whoever seized more, would be more possible to improve further.
Nobody would let such a chance go.
Morality, justice, virtue… These always meant nothing to them when there were profits in front of them.
Ye Xiao spoke blandly, “If everyone of you is just like your master, so elegant and noble-minded that she only thinks about sacrificing for others, how many people can you afford to sacrifice?”
Such words had made Bing Xin-Yue’s body shook.
“But if we are not like that, what else can we do to save our sect? Things are real bad for us.” Wen-Ren Chu-Chu was aggrieved and she argued.
She didn’t agree with her master when her master wanted to sacrifice herself, yet when Ye Xiao denied the way their sect do, which meant everybody sacrificing themselves, she actually tried to argue.
“The best way is to let everybody do what they can. Everybody wants to live, so just let them use their own methods to fight for their own lives.” Ye Xiao spoke ruthlessly, “The rise of a great sect never depends on its people’s sacrifice. It needs everybody to try their best to become stronger themselves.”
“As you said, things are so bad for you at the moment. Why don’t you let go and try something you never dared to do?” Ye Xiao said, “It is a noble thing to give up one’s own life for others. That is true. However, no matter who sacrifices, your sect loses a piece of strength. That is also the truth.
You keep sacrificing people one after another. When there is only one person left, who should she sacrifice for then?
Now I am capable of developing some Regeneration Ink Lotus. Even though I am weak in cultivation, if we start to work together, with the support from your sect and my special method, I will totally be able to supply enough lotus for you. At least I can keep things stable for you within a short period of time.
When I become stronger, I can start to work on the Regeneration Jade Lotus and even the Renascence Jade Lotus… Even the Heavens Golden Lotus… It is just a matter of time. It is never just a dream…
Before you will meet some main problem when you break through some important level, I can still take care of you with my own cultivation capability. I can free you from having your Jing and Mai frozen. So we can totally be patient and wait. You don’t need to give up cultivation at all. You can just go on with your regular pace. You should do whatever you are supposed to do.
If under such situation, some of you still wants to sacrifice only for being noble-minded, that is so stupid.”
Ye Xiao spoke blandly, “For me, such people are not only stupid, but also good to die sooner.”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu was shocked, but she understood it immediately. [Feng Zhi-Ling said so because he wanted to give my master a motivation to live on.] So she said, “Well, Brother Feng, there may be something you don’t know… The martial arts of our sect, especially this Ling Xiao Ice Art, require the cultivators to be totally clean and pure both physically and mentally.
If she has lost her virginity or she has been shaken of her belief on this, she will never improve anymore…”
“That is just bullshxt.” Ye Xiao smiled and said, “Such taboo was simply made by those old and ugly women of your sect who held prejudice for men. When they became strong enough, they just looked down upon all the guys in the world. That is why they forbid their disciples to live with a man. That is just ridiculous.”
He rushed and said, “Even if it is indeed the special requirement of your martial art, I am just trying to operate my martial art to work on your body so that the disease can be removed. How is that related to ‘losing virginity’? Will you be pregnant just because a man’s power has run inside your Jing and Mai? And you will lose your virginity for it? What a joke! As for ‘shaking the belief’, that is more of a joke. As long as the two of us both keep our minds clean and pure and we just concentrate on dealing with the disease, why will you ‘shake your belief’?
Your sect has fallen to such a miserable state and there is a chance right here that can make your sect live on for thousands of decades, yet in your heart, it is actually far less important than your so-called virginity and your insistence…”