"Zhang Xuan?" Luo Xuanqing's eyes narrowed as well. He anxiously turned his gaze over to the elder and asked agitatedly, "Which Zhang and which Xuan?"

"Zhang, as in the Zhang with the side characters of 'bow' and 'long', and Xuan, as in the Xuan from hanging on a noose." the elder explained.

"The both of them have the exact same name? This... can't be possible... right?" It was as if an explosion had occurred in Luo Xuanqing's mind. With widened eyes, he staggered backward weakly, his face pale with disbelief.

That name was identical to that of his good brother. They couldn't possibly... be the same person, right?

He had only hung out with Zhang Xuan because the young man's temperament was to his liking, and to him, all that really mattered was that the young man wasn't from the darned Zhang Clan. As such, he had never thought of looking into the young man's origin.

Could he really be from Qingyuan Empire too?

If that was truly the case...

Wouldn't that mean that the man he had been looking for was the very same person he had called his brother all this while?

Luo Xuanqing's body trembled uncontrollably as the various scenes of how he came to met Zhang Xuan flashed across his mind.

The first they met, the young man had said "Your sister" to his face and ended up being pummeled into the ground. After the incident, the young man suddenly became exceptionally nice to him, never hesitating to offer a helping hand in his time of need. And all of this, it went without saying that he attributed them to his personal charisma...

But could it actually be because of his younger sister?

"Young Master Luo…" Noticing the huge fluctuations in Luo Xuanqing's mood, the elder couldn't help but quiver in fear, fearing that the other party would vent his anger on him.

"I'm fine, you don't have to worry about me." Luo Xuanqing exhaled deeply and calmed himself down. "I would like to look into the background of a student from our Sanctum of Sages' Elite Division."

"It should be much easier to obtain information on a student in the Sanctum of Sages. Young Master Luo, whose background do you want me to look into?" the elder asked.

"I want you to look into a student who has just enrolled into the Sanctum of Sages just earlier this year, Zhang Xuan!" Luo Xuanqing said.

"Actually, there's no need to look up that. Zhang shi is the principal of the Hongyuan Master Teacher Academy that I have just spoken about." Hearing that name, the elder couldn't help but chuckle softly, and he remarked in admiration, "Despite coming from an Unranked Kingdom, Zhang shi has managed to progress this far within a short period of time, successfully becoming an 8-star master teacher when he had just barely stepped into his twenties. Due to his legendary accomplishments, Zhang shi is regarded as the new idol amongst the student populace of the Sanctum of Sages. In fact, the young lady who has attended to you earlier is his loyal fan!"


"Idol? Fan?" Luo Xuanqing quickly turned his gaze toward the young lady who had attended to him earlier and saw that the latter's eyes were twinkling in reverence upon hearing her idol's name being called. It was to the point that he could almost imagine saliva streaming down the corner of her lips.

"Damn it!" Luo Xuanqing bellowed furiously as he stabbed his fingers deep into the flesh of his palm. In this moment, he felt as if a million ants were running across his scalp, and unimaginable rage bubbled furiously within him.

In less than a month after coming to the Sanctum of Sages, that fellow had actually seduced so many young ladies, converting every single one of them into his devoted fan. Given how his younger sister had no experience with the opposite gender, it was no wonder why she would end up falling into that fellow's trap!

I thought of you as my brother, but you flirted with my younger sister?

More importantly, you even acted so innocently before me... Zhang Xuan, just how much more shameless can you get?"

Luo Xuanqing couldn't stop his lips from quivering in shock. He felt like he had fallen into the other party's trap right from the very start.

"He intentionally got close to me in order to obtain news about my younger sister... This won't do. I must kill that despicable bastard!" Frenzied with fury, killing intent billowed through Luo Xuanqing's veins.

Previously, he was still a little hesitant at the notion of killing his younger sister's lover, but now that he knew who that man was and the despicable means that man resorted to, he couldn't suppress his fury any longer.

All along, you are the person whom my younger sister likes, and yet, you feigned ignorant whenever I brought up the topic, acting as if you were an outsider to the matter. To think that I actually thought of someone like you as my brother...

This must be the greatest stain of my life!

More importantly, I even foolishly told you everything I knew...

"It's no wonder why he turned down my request... How could he possibly kill himself?"

The more Luo Xuanqing thought about this matter, the more infuriated he became. If his emotions could materialize, the area around him would be swiftly overwhelmed by a raging inferno and burned down to cinders.

"This isn't good... Hurry up and get Elder Ge over! Tell him that the King of Destruction is going to destroy the Hall of Integrity!" Seeing that the young man's strength was on the verge of bursting forth, the elder's face immediately paled in fright, and he hurriedly turned his head around to instruct the female attendant.

As a managerial elder, his cultivation was only at Saint 7-dan, a long way off from matching up to Luo Xuanqing. If they were to go head-to-head with one another, there was no way he would be a match for the other party.

Sensing the dangerous aura shrouding around the young man before him, he couldn't help but recall the various 'incredible accomplishments' of the young man before him. At this point, there was little doubt that the young man was going to do something very soon.

"Yes, elder!" the attendant hurriedly nodded. But as just as she was about to turn around and leave, Luo Xuanqing suddenly appeared right before her eyes. With reddened eyes, he roared, "Tell me, why do you revere that Zhang Xuan so much? Is he stronger than me? Is he more good-looking than me?"

In terms of strength, he was a Saint 8-dan expert whereas Zhang Xuan was only at Grand Dominion realm pinnacle. In terms of looks, that fellow was no different from a Fighter 1-dan to his Saint 9-dan! He just couldn't understand why others would idolize that fellow instead of him!

"I-I-I... Wahhhhhhhhhhhhh!" Feeling the immense pressure that Luo Xuanqing was emanating, the young lady's face paled in fright, and she began to bawl uncontrollably.

"Let go of her!" the elder bellowed angrily.

"I…" It was only in this moment that Luo Xuanqing finally regained his rationality, but even that was insufficient to quench the indignance that he felt inside.

To show a look of reverence when speaking of Zhang Xuan, only to be scared into tears when facing him... Why? WHY?!

The elder could guess what Luo Xuanqing was thinking of just by the look on his face, and he suddenly felt completely speechless.

Just by that terrifying look on your face, it would take a miracle for any girl to like you!

Take a look at Zhang Xuan! Even before the most frightening lightning tribulation, he was still able to stand firmly with a composed smile on his face, diving into it fearlessly and eventually send it fleeing even...

Now, take a look at yourself! How can you ever begin to compare with him?

"Forget it, I'll kill that fellow right now!" Knowing that he wouldn't be able to get an answer out of the female attendant's mouth, Luo Xuanqing spat coldly as he dashed straight for Jian Qinsheng's residence.

Now that he had found out that Zhang Xuan was the culprit who had seduced his younger sister, there was no reason for him to hesitate anymore! There would be more than enough time for him to think the matter through after smashing that fellow's head into the ground!

It didn't take long before he was standing right above Jian Qinsheng's residence, and he bellowed loudly, "Luo Xuanqing is here to pay a visit to Elder Jian!"

His deep voice reverberated deafeningly throughout the entire residence, reminiscent of the rumbling of thunder.

"Luo Xuanqing, what are you up to this time around?" A mere instant after Luo Xuanqing's loud voice echoed throughout the entire residence, an infuriated voice suddenly sounded.

Following which, a beautiful figure flew over.

Shui Qianrou!

"Qianrou... What are you doing here?" Luo Xuanqing was so surprised to see the young lady that the imposing disposition he carried a moment ago began withering away.

"Jian Qinsheng is my teacher, so there shouldn't be any problem with me living in his residence, right?" Shui Qianrou harrumphed coldly. "Like I have told you before, I don't have the slightest bit of feelings for you. If you continue harassing me like this, I'll have no choice but to call on my clan to deal with you!"

"I…" Luo Xuanqing was rendered speechless.

The truth was that when he boasted to Zhang Xuan back then that he had a beautiful girlfriend, he wasn't entirely lying—it was just that his 'beautiful girlfriend' of his hadn't accepted his confession yet!

And the 'unbelievably beautiful girlfriend' he had referred to then was none other than Shui Qianrou!

Luo Xuanqing was intending to say that he wasn't here for Shui Qianrou but Zhang Xuan, but the latter's words triggered the intense feelings of indignance within him once more, and he exclaimed, "Just what kind of man do you like? I can always change if there's anything I'm lacking in!" 

Given the outstanding and dashing man he was, why didn't the other party like him? He simply couldn't understand it!

"What kind of man do I like?" Shui Qianrou harrumphed coldly. "The man that I like must possess unparalleled talent in swordsmanship. He must possess utmost discerning eyes that are capable of seeing through and complementing all of my flaws, and more importantly, he must be able to impart to me profound swordsmanship…"

"Impart to you profound swordsmanship? It can't be that…" Luo Xuanqing suddenly widened his eyes as he shook his head in disbelief, hoping that everything was just his imagination.

"That's right, I like men who are like Zhang Xuan! As for you…" Shui Qianrou waved her hands disdainfully, "You should just give it a rest!"Luo Xuanqing is asking him what are the Chinese characters for Zhang Xuan's name to see if it might just be another person with a similar-sounding name. In Chinese, there are many words that have the same pronunciation but different meaning and characters. For example, 张 and 章 are both pronounced as Zhang and have the exact same intonation but have different meanings.For Zhang (张), it consists of two parts, namely bow (弓) and long (长). As for Xuan, it could mean suspense or hanging, but perhaps the elder has some grudge with Zhang Xuan, he decides to describe it in the worst way possible by referring it to hanging.

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