She was Lou Bingyu, the favourite disciple of the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness.
The icy-looking maiden stood underneath the sunlight, giving off a quiet and cold demeanor as though she was the goddess from the moon, untouchable.
Although she seemed so distant and cold, her inner heart wasn’t a block of ice.
She was an orphan. She had followed her master ever since she was very young. Not only the was the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness her master, she also took on the role of her mother. And although her master was very strict towards her, Lou Bingyu understood the reason behind it. She knew that the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness only had a single wish in this lifetime and that was to surpass that man. If she didn’t have the power to surpass him, she had to nurture and ensure that her disciples at the very least would surpass his disciples. Hence, the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness placed her heavy hopes onto her disciple’s shoulders.
Lou Bingyu was extremely outstanding and the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness once stated that among the younger generations at the Heavenly Dipper Realm, other than Ji Feixue, there would be no one who could defeat her disciple Lou Bingyu. Although many people didn’t believe so, Lou Bingyu’s performance in the Battle Sword Sect soon made everyone agree with the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness’ statement. Despite her young age, Lou Bingyu was already shining like a constellation, chasing after the footsteps of Ji Feixue.
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In the Immortal Martial Realm, treasures and divine weapons weren’t allowed. The Immortal Martial Realm was a separate dimension that was a world of its own, and it would reject external energies that didn’t have its mark on them. The Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness, in order to allow Lou Bingyu to have a more powerful trump card allowing her to gain greater advantage compared to others in the Immortal Martial Realm, didn’t hesitate to take advantage of the Human Emperor’s precarious position, forcing him to dig into his own flesh to take out his treasure, before she gifted it to Lou Bingyu.
Ever since the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness did that to the Human Emperor Ye Qingyun, rivalry between Qin Wentian and Lou Bingyu was already destined. Although they were members of the same sect, they weren’t allies, but enemies.
Her personality was as tough as steel, and when her master obtained the treasure from the Human Emperor and gave it to her, she promised her master that she would definitely make it so that her performance would outshine Ji Feixue, Sword Sovereign Ling Tian’s personal disciple.Only then would her master be able to stand up tall before her senior, Sword Sovereign Ling Tian. When she thought of that lonely and proud silhouette of her master, Lou Bingyu clenched her fists tightly. She told herself she must never let down the expectations her master had of her, she must never make it so that her master would lose face in front of a man. Even if that man was the sect leader of the Battle Sword Sect, Sword Sovereign Ling Tian.
It was as though she didn’t have an enmity towards him alone, but rather, she hated men entirely as a whole. Lou Bingyu’s temperament was simply too cold, just like ice and snow. But looking at her profile, Qin Wentian could see that she should still be quite young. And considering her level of strength at such a age, it didn’t seem likely for her to have been bullied by a man. So that may possibly the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness who was the one bullied by a man and that influenced Lou Bingyu. And that Lou Bingyu was led astray by her master.
In the end, she will be defeated by Qin Wentian in the competition at the Treasure Pagoda Test. Although his first impression of Lou Bingyu wasn’t that good, the actual reason was mainly because of the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness. But as they exchanged blows, he saw many other things. This female in front of him was more outstanding and tenacious even compared to many of the other male Heaven Chosen.
Her wish was to defeat Ji Feixue and make her master proud but even before she met Ji Feixue, and contended against the eight absolute era-suppressing geniuses, she had already been defeated by this young man in front of her. Not only that, this person was the same as her, a disciple of the Battle Sword Sect. And what’s even more ironic was that her master had forced that person’s foster father to dig into his flesh for his treasure for her benefit. Yet today, she still lost to this young man despite the augmentation the treasure provided her.
Lou Bingyu felt that she had no way to face her master. She didn’t want to imagine how disappointed the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness would be when she exited the Immortal Martial Realm. Qin Wentian could see despair as well as a struggle in Lou Bingyu’s eyes. He furrowed his brows in confusion, this maiden before him wasn’t afraid of death. She asked Qin Wentian to kill him and take back the treasure from Ye Qingyun, she would not blame him for her death.
— Qin Wentian's to Lou Bingyu after defeating her.
Lou Bingyu’s was also deeply stirred by the words Qin Wentian had spoken that day. Not only did he not kill her, he didn’t even take the treasure in her body back simply because he could see the spirit of the Battle Sword Sect on her. After that, even though she was knocked down from the path of the pagoda, she couldn’t find it within herself to muster any hatred. Her mind was unable to calm down; she was considering how to face her complex trains of thought.
Her heart finally gave her an answer. She wouldn’t hate Qin Wentian, but rather, she would work hard to improve herself further, getting even stronger, picking up her pride once more as she defeated Qin Wentian. Although the Battle Sword Sect was extremely united against external enemies, they too advocated competition within their ranks for the sake of improvement. Hence, they wouldn’t forbid fights among the disciples. She will later rank 9th in the Immortal Martial Realm's ranking.
- The members of their sect always joked that Ji Feixue and Lou Bingyu were a match made in heaven. Even Sword Sovereign Ling Tian had once commented that these two were a perfect match for each other and he had the thought of playing matchmaker for them. Sadly however, the attitude of the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness was extremely cold towards this. Her only wish was for Lou Bingyu to surpass Ji Feixue. But no matter what, the fact was that many in the Battle Sword Sect had long regarded Ji Feixue and Lou Bingyu as a couple.
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