Beastmaster of the Ages – Chapter 46 - White Lotus?

Chapter 46 - White Lotus?

Lightning Manor was one of the most reputable clans in Vermilion Bird, its history dating back to thousands of years ago when its ancestors founded the nation. Each and every generation from the manor had its own talents that became the backbone of the nation, and their influence could be found throughout the nation.

Vermilion Bird had a fearsome troop known as the Tempest Regiment, which was stationed on the nations border, protecting the people from harm. For millennia, the Tempest Regiment had doubled as Lightning Manors private corps, and the commander would always be the current Lightning Seigneur. Even so, the Lightning Manor had always known its place, which was as a loyal subordinate of the Vermilion Bird Clan. This was also the main reason why the manor managed to thrive for as long as the nation had.

The Lightning Manor itself was positioned in the southern district of Ignispolis, where various clans established their bases. It wasnt as extravagant as Chen Chateau, but it was far more imposing. If one looked down at it from above, the manor seemed to be covered by purple glazed tiles, giving it an intimidating glow.

And right now, in the deepest part of the manor, Liu Qing and Li Yanfeng were standing side by side, facing a modest cottage. The cottage looked incongruent with the rest of the manor, but every member of the clan knew that this was a hallowed place, the meditation grounds of the Lightning Seigneur. It was out of bounds to most of them, and one could only enter if the Lightning Seigneur had personally summoned them.

Needless to say, Li Yanfeng and Liu Qing had been summoned to meet the seigneur. Even Liu Qing had never been here before, judging from her slightly nervous expression.

Disciple Liu Qing, together with my spouse Li Yanfeng, greets the Lightning Seigneur. She pulled Li Yanfengs sleeves as a signal, and the two knelt before the cottage. The doors remained shut, and without its owners permission, they wouldnt dare to enter it.

Hm. A hoarse voice sounded from inside the cottage. The owner of the voice was old, but it had an undeniable solemness to it, and could only belong to a true overlord. Even if Li Yanfeng had an entire city under his control, that voice alone had easily suppressed him.

Li Yanfeng, the Lightning Seigneur called from within his cottage.

Li Yanfeng lowered his head. Im here, sir.

Ive heard stories about you, that you wish to be part of our clan, and you are very sincere about it. I recognise your talent, and will accept you into the manor. The Lightning Seigneurs voice was emotionless, but he pronounced every word firmly.

Li Yanfeng was excited to be accepted this easily. Thank you, sir. I am willing to use my blood and my life to fight for Lightning Manors honor.

Dont bother with expressing your loyalty in words, I only look at results, said the seigneur. Frankly, you are rather strong even by the manors standards. If you were born in a better family, you would be ten times more powerful than your current self right now.

Li Yanfeng had his head lowered, as he listened to the seigneurs instructions for him.

Once you make a breakthrough in your current stage, you will probably be one of the top ten cultivators in the manor. I have important uses for people like you, and therefore I shall grant you our Lightning Manors heavenly will technique, the seigneur continued.

When the couple heard that, they could barely hide their elation. A fortune was bestowed upon them without any warning, and all they could do was to kneel on the floor and thank the seigneur. Thank you, sir. This technique is very important to me, and I will forever be in your debt.

Li Yanfeng continued, his words packed with emotions, Words are not enough to describe my gratitude. The seigneur may watch my contributions to the manor, and punish me should my performance be unsatisfactory.

No need for the theatrics. At your age, you should know what you should do, and what you shouldnt. The Lightning Manor can give, and it too can take. Youre a clever man; dont misplace my trust. The Lightning Seigneur made it sound simple, but the threat from his tone was so obvious, even Liu Qing broke into cold sweat.

But with all that said and done, Li Yanfeng could never imagine that he had already gotten what he wished for, even before he had contributed anything to the manor. He had started everything from scratch, fought for his whole life without any support or backing, and only he himself knew how much pain he suffered because of that.

To add insult to injury, he was blessed with talent, but he had never made it into the top ranks of Vermilion Bird, as he didnt have a heavenly will technique. But today, the Lightning Manor had given him the chance that he could only dream for.

Li Tianming always thought that his father got together with Liu Qing for the Flameyellow Order and the manna, but it turned out he had always underestimated Li Yanfeng. What Li Yanfeng wanted was a backing that could support him in climbing the ranks as the elites of the nation. On Liu Qings side, her familys influence in the manor had been weakened due to her fathers passing, and she desperately needed a man who could represent her family.

You are new to the manor, and are probably unfamiliar with the Lightning Manor. Let me give you a simple task, the Lightning Seigneur said.

Anything I can do for you, sir.

My granddaughter, Xiaoxiao, will be taking part in the Flameyellow Scions Institutes ranking test. That kid likes to act independently, and I need someone who can protect her from the shadows. I have made plenty of enemies in my life, and there are quite some dangerous men, said the Lightning Seigneur.

Be at ease, sir. Ill treasure her life more than my own. Li Yanfeng replied, knowing it was an easy job.

Remember, do not show yourself unless she is in life-threatening danger. She needs to learn to face dangers on her own too. And besides, if she knew about your presence, with her temperament she will probably demand to be left alone.

I understand! Li Yanfeng nodded his head, with Liu Qings hand in his. Their future seemed to be brighter than ever.


At the age of fifteen, Lin Xiaoxiao left the Lightning Manor to begin her own life. But little did she know that her family had already found a bodyguard for her.

With the admission test cleared, she was now an official member of the institute, granting her unrestricted access in the institute. However, everyone knew that her position in the Hall of Manibeasts was but temporary. It wouldnt take long before she became a member of the prestigious Heavens Sanctum.

It wasnt the first time she walked through the institute, and in fact, she had even lived in the sanctum for a period of time before. As she walked towards the entrance of Heavens Sanctum, even the chief mentor guarding the gates let her in with a smile.

Xiaoxiao, you should have no problem clearing the ranking test and entering the sanctum right? the mentor asked.

I will try my best. Lin Xiaoxiao was a very likable girl. Unlike most of her peers from the Lightning Manor, her manners were affable.

The sanctum was an unknown ground to most disciples, but Lin Xiaoxiao easily found her way around till she reached a courtyard. The doors were unlocked, and when she pushed open the gate, she was greeted by a sea of flowers, its fragrance filling her nostrils. A couple of birds were chirping on a tree nearby, and beneath the tree was a pleasant rock garden beside a pond. It was an utopia, there were no two ways around it.

All the plants and trees there were planted personally by the gardens owner, and it clearly took a lot of effort to create such a scenery. Lin Xiaoxiao strolled along a pebbled path, indulging herself with the floral scents.

Suddenly, music began to play. The sound of a zither flowed through the garden, its rhythm bringing the whole garden to life. The notes were mellow and the rhythms elegant, hinting at the musicians skills and grace.

In front of Lin Xiaoxiao was a pristine pond, where goldfishes frolicked in the water as if they were dancing to the music. Further ahead, a gloriette rested in the middle of a pond, where a girl in white was playing her zither. Her fingers seemed to have spirits of their own, as they waltzed across the instrument to create the melodic tune.

The girl was dressed in a white tulle skirt with pink borders, the hemline swaying to the wind. Her face was covered in a thin veil, the contour of her face showing her pert nose and her smiling, rosy lips. She had skin as fine as jade, and her brown hair dripped over her shoulders like honey. Her eyes were black with an almost unnoticeable tinge of blue, and they glinted with intelligence while she played her instrument. It was almost like a scene straight out of a painting, with a fairy gently stroking her zither, her figure embraced by mother nature.

Within the windswept garden, the girl looked like a pure and innocent white lotus in the middle of the pond.

Xiaoxiao, you are here. How was the admission test? The music stopped abruptly. The girl lifted her veil as she stood up to face Lin Xiaoxiao, her slender figure a feast for the eyes.

I cleared it. With a broad grin, Lin Xiaoxiao hurried into the gloriette, Big sis Qingqings performance is as amazing as ever, how I envy my brother for having someone like you.

You sure know how to make me happy. The girl smiled. Its been half a year since we last met. Our Xiaoxiao is so pretty now, and youre just fifteen. You will definitely grow up to be a lovely lady.

But being pretty does not benefit my cultivation in any ways, and Id rather be known for my strength instead. Lin Xiaoxiao pouted.

Yes, yes, Xiaoxiao will definitely be a master in the future, even stronger than your brother.

Of course, my goal is to surpass Lin Xiaoting, and make him pay for bullying me when I was young, hehe. Lin Xiaoxiao giggled heartily, showing a side of her that was usually hidden from people.

Definitely, I will support you when you get the chance to do that. The girls face flushed red when she thought of him.

After a bit of casual chat, they talked about the entrance exam. The girl asked, How well do you know your opponents? Confident?

Lin Xiaoxiao had a determined look on her face, and it was clear that she desired to be the prime disciple of the ranking test, so that she could catch up to her brother.

I believe in you. Soon well cultivate in Heavens Sanctum together, the girl continued proudly, The sanctum is much more peaceful than outside, and you can learn a lot of new things here too. Look at your brother he recently entered seclusion, and he will probably make another breakthrough when you get to see him again.

Brother is going to get even stronger! Lin Xiaoxiao rolled her eyes. Speaking of her brother, she remembered about her main purpose here today.

Big sis Qingqing, do you know that an evil man appeared during todays admission test? Lin Xiaoxiao said seriously.

Evil? Which evil man? The girl smiled as if Lin Xiaoxiao was still a child.

Remember the evil person who tried to violate you three years ago? That Li Tianming, who had his lifebound beast executed by brother, Lin Xiaoxiao asked.

Upon hearing the name, the girl seemed to freeze for a moment. A flurry of emotions went through her head, but in the end, she just bit her lips gently, as if she had let go of the past.

Im sure he returned home, so how did he return to the institute? she asked with an unreadable smile.

He managed to get the Flameyellow Order from his hometown again. Apparently, he had gotten himself a new lifebound beast with a blood pact, and cleared the admission test with it. Lin Xiaoxiaos expression was twisted with disgust when she spoke of that man. After all, she had heard about his doings from her sister Qingqing.

Is that so? Then I must congratulate him. The girl nodded, her smile still lingering on her face.

Big sis Qinging, are you not appalled by his return? After all, he nearly destroyed your future three years ago. Do you want me to teach him a lesson? asked Lin Xiaoxiao.

Thats not needed, the girl said.

But why?

Xiaoxiao, everyone makes mistakes, and he may have resorted to extreme measures because of his love for me, the girl said gently.


He has paid his price, and your brother executed his lifebound beast. He may have sinned in the past, but we shall leave that behind us, the girl said sincerely.

You dont want me to teach him a lesson?

Of course not, we used to be good friends too. Im genuinely happy that he can step out of his past and make it back to the institute. If anything, I wish him all the best in the institute, and hope that his efforts will pay off.

Big sis Qingqing, youre just too kind, even to those that had hurt you. My brother is really lucky to have found someone like you. Lin Xiaoxiao looked at her with utmost respect.

The girl smiled. Lets not talk about all those past stories now. I learnt a new score recently, do you want to hear it?

Of course!

A while later, the sound of a zither echoed in the courtyard again. It was only when night fell did Lin Xiaoxiao leave the place.


Having sent Lin Xiaoxiao off, the girl returned to her room, the expression on her face a lot colder. She whipped out a piece of ink-black parchment stamped with a blood-red flower, and one could only wonder where she got such a peculiar item from.

Holding a quill pen in her hands, the girl dipped it in white ink and wrote on the parchment

Diiscover new tories at nve/lbin(.)c/o

Wanted: Assassination by Bloodflower Chamber.

Target: Li Tianming, disciple of Flameyellow Scions Institute, first level of Spiritsource stage.Bounty: One thousand yellow-patterned spirit gems.

Bring me his head.

Chapter end

Chapter 31 - Prime Disciple!
Chapter 32 - Xing Mansion And Chen Chateau
Chapter 33 - Reality
Chapter 34 - I Wouldn’t Let Anyone Hurt You!
Chapter 35 - Xing & Chen Repository
Chapter 36 - Netherfire Ghostclaw
Chapter 37 - Twin Beastmaster
Chapter 38 - Flameyellow Stadium
Chapter 39 - Chief Mentor Mu Wan
Chapter 40 - A Dazzling Radiance!
Chapter 41 - Blazingly Fiery Birdie
Chapter 42 - Lin Xiaoxiao
Chapter 43 - Magical Star Roc
Chapter 44 - Radiant Stargazer!
Chapter 45 - Spiritsource Ability
Chapter 46 - White Lotus?
Chapter 47 - Can’t Wait Ten Years
Chapter 48 - Whirlwind Zestful Crane
Chapter 49 - Supernal Windblades
Chapter 50 - Li Tianming’s Reverse Scale!
Chapter 51 - Kill Him!
Chapter 52 - Infernalsource!
Chapter 53 - Can You Defeat Chen Yao?
Chapter 54 - Flameyellow Leaderboard!
Chapter 55 - Tianming Returns With A Slap!
Chapter 56 - Chen Yao, Come Get Some!
Chapter 57 - Break His Leg!
Chapter 58 - This Is A Beatdown!
Chapter 59 - Rampage!
Chapter 60 - Who Shall Be The Prime Disciple?!
Chapter 61 - And I Wish You To Die Heirless!
Chapter 62 - Celestial Wings
Chapter 63 - Blow Enough Hot Air To Blow Away Ignispolis!
Chapter 64 - A Fifteen-Year-Old Girl Genius!
Chapter 65 - Electric Twined Shot!
Chapter 66 - And Now, Here I Stand Matchless!
Chapter 67 - Wash Your Neck!
Chapter 68 - Three Days Later To Heaven’s Sanctum!
Chapter 69 - The Treasure of My Life!
Chapter 70 - Grandfather
Chapter 71 - The Future Potentate
Chapter 72 - The Four Heavenly Guardians
Chapter 73 - Wei Guohao
Chapter 74 - Mu Yang
Chapter 75 - The Son of An Old Friend
Chapter 76 - The Hidden Clan
Chapter 77 - Goldfault Sword
Chapter 78 - You Dont Deserve To Be A Father!
Chapter 79 - A Bunch of Drama Queens!
Chapter 80 - Azure Domain
Chapter 81 - Blazing Dragon Chainblade
Chapter 82 - Hearts In Harmony
Chapter 83 - Exceptional Mediocrity!
Chapter 84 - Excuse Me!
Chapter 85 - Thirty-Six Heavenly Spirits Strikes
Chapter 86 - Flameyellow Rock
Chapter 87 - A Spicy Gamble!
Chapter 88 - Sky-Spanning Wings!
Chapter 89 - Are You Regretting It Now?
Chapter 90 - Challenging the Peak!
Chapter 91 - Mystery of Flameyellow Rock
Chapter 92 - Perfect Synchronization!
Chapter 93 - Heaven’s Elysium
Chapter 94 - Too Lewd For A Chicken?
Chapter 95 - A Second Sore Poin
Chapter 96 - The Mystery of the Princess’s Panties
Chapter 97 - Torch Dragon and Aquamarine
Chapter 98 - Come At Me All Together
Chapter 99 - Two Levels At Once!
Chapter 100 - I Wouldn’t Dream of I
Chapter 101 - Daylight Aurora Sword Art!
Chapter 102 - The King of Lifebound Beasts!
Chapter 103 - Nine-Profound Mountain-Cleaving Fierce-Sabre
Chapter 104 - Devilblue Incantation!
Chapter 105 - Not Bad At All, Huh?
Chapter 106 - The Clan is Incompetent; An End of Legacy!
Chapter 107 - A Life Decided By Fate
Chapter 108 - Charcoal Grilled Chicken
Chapter 109 - Li Yanfeng, Master of Flamehaven
Chapter 110 - Lightning Manor, Lin Xiaoting
Chapter 111 - An Ingrate
Chapter 112 - Lady Long
Chapter 113 - Lightning Criss-Crosses The Sky; Calamitous Su
Chapter 114 - Birth of Royal Manna!
Chapter 115 - Butcher Three Thousand Hens!
Chapter 116 - The Little Chick’s Second Spiritsource Ability
Chapter 117 - I am the Seventh Prince of Torch Dragon
Chapter 118 - The First One To Die Is You!
Chapter 119 - Until Hes Drenched In Blood!
Chapter 120 - One Swing And Boulders Will Shatter!
Chapter 121 - The Trembling Chen Hao!
Chapter 122 - Remember this Humiliation!
Chapter 123 - The Feather of the Bluefire Vermilion Bird!
Chapter 124 - Submit, or Perish!
Chapter 125 - I Specialise In Killing Princesses!
Chapter 126 - Seventeenth Day of the Abyssal Trials!
Chapter 127 - Saving Apprentice-Brother Mo Lin!
Chapter 128 - Killed Five People!
Chapter 129 - Nineteenth Day of the Abyssal Trials!
Chapter 130 - Draconic Water Obelisk!!
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