But then she shook her head and continued, "No, I've seen other senior brothers who were at the eighth level of the Qi Gathering Realm before. Their auras are not as vigorous as yours. Senior Brother Su, you... Did you break through to the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm?"
This junior sister had a shocked expression while talking.
Su Chen was noncommittal on this question.
At this time, he naturally could not admit it.
If he did, that would be an obvious violation of the system's rules.
After all, he was not in the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm.
"Senior Brother Su Chen is definitely at the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm!"
Cao Yun was also shocked.
He had thought that Su Chen had broken through to the eighth level of the Qi Gathering Realm at most.
However, judging from Senior Brother Su Chen's indifferent expression, he must be in the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm.
[Ding! Congratulations on being bragged about by others. The brag is Level White.]
[Bragging content: Reaching the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm: 1/35]
The system notification sounded again.
Cao Yun believed that Su Chen had already reached the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm, which was why he was flattering him.
When the other disciples heard Cao Yun's words, they also agreed from the bottom of their hearts.
The characters on the virtual interface jumped rapidly.
In an instant, the progress bar was full.
[Bragging content: Reaching the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm: 35/35]
A stream of energy gushed out from Su Chen's dantian and spread to his limbs and bones.
A powerful aura emitted from Su Chen's body.
"Sure enough, this is the aura of the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm!"
Cao Yun took a deep breath and slowly exhaled.
This kind of aura was not new to him. He had felt it many times from the other senior brothers of the Great Mystery Sect.
"Senior Brother Su is so powerful!"
"I told you, Senior Brother Su is a lucky man. Not only did he heal his internal injuries, but he also broke through to the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm in one fell swoop."
The eyes of the junior sisters present were glaring with luster.
In their opinions, this was Su Chen's response to the crowd, indicating that he was indeed a Level Nine Qi Gathering Realm cultivator.
In fact, Su Chen only made a sudden breakthrough and did not have time to control his aura.
"Senior Brother Su's talent is extraordinary, and he's even blessed with the Heavenly Dao providence. I wonder what his future achievements will be… I need to keep in close touch with Senior Brother Su Chen," Cao Yun thought to himself.
He had to think of a way to ride Su Chen's coattails.
He believed that in the near future, this big fish would definitely become a giant.
A person blessed with the Heavenly Dao providence was destined to have extraordinary achievements in the future.
He didn't expect to become Senior Brother Su Chen's right-hand man. As long as he could receive a little blessing, his future achievements would surpass the majority of other cultivators.
Moreover, Su Chen wasn't like the other senior brothers who always hid their own cultivation insights. As long as the junior brothers sincerely asked for advice, Su Chen would give them some guidance.
It was very difficult to find another senior brother like Su Chen, and it was completely his luck to meet Su Chen.
Cao Yun was not the only one who had such a thought.
Su Chen's previous three adventures, the good impression he had left on others in the past, and his statement of taking revenge personally this time made everyone's trust in him increase and planted a seed of trust in their hearts.
"Senior Brother Su, you haven't told Elder Xie about your recovery, have you?"
Cao Yun's eyes lit up as he hurriedly spoke.
"No, I was just about to inform Elder Xie when you came," Su Chen shook his head and said.
"Senior Brother Su, you've just recovered from your injuries and made a breakthrough of two levels in a row. It's better to nurse yourself back to health first. Leave these trivial matters to me."
Cao Yun's tone was filled with anticipation.
Su Chen nodded slightly and said, "Alright, then I'll have to trouble Junior Brother Cao."
Cao Yun was right. He had made a breakthrough of two levels in a row and indeed needed time to maintain health.
Su Chen could tell that Cao Yun wanted to curry favor with him.
If he wanted to develop believers, he needed people like Cao Yun.
After obtaining Su Chen's approval, Cao Yun dispersed the surrounding disciples before heading to the Elders Hall.
The other disciples also returned to their rooms, and Su Chen turned around and went back to his thatched cottage, starting to sort out the memories in his mind.
At the Elders Hall in the outer sect.
After hearing Cao Yun's report, Xie Qi could not help but sigh, "He has quite good luck."
Although Xie Qi was an outer sect elder, his status in the Great Mystery Sect wasn't low. He didn't have the time to care about all the outer sect disciples.
Su Chen was one of the few people he paid attention to.
Ever since Su Chen returned safely from the demonic sect and had a breakthrough of two levels, Xie Qi had begun to pay attention to him.
When Su Chen met the elder of the Blood Demon Sect and managed to survive for the second time and even increases his strength. Xie Qi was certain that Su Chen was blessed with providence.
This time, he was even more determined.
Not only was Su Chen blessed with providence, but it was also not something ordinary!
Although Su Chen could not compare to those legendary figures blessed with great providence, Su Chen's future achievements would definitely be above his.
The best way to deal with such people was to rope them in and invest before they grew up.
It was the most wrong thing to make enemies of those who were blessed with providence.
Of course, if the two were enemies from the very beginning, then it would be a different story.
"Are you sure that the injuries in his body have completely healed?"
Xie Qi suddenly came to his senses after marveling at Su Chen's ability.
As an elder, he was absolutely more knowledgeable than Cao Yun.
He had seen countless Level Nine Qi Gathering Realm cultivators and knew how powerful they were in this realm.
As for how powerful a ninth-level Qi Gathering Realm cultivator was, Cao Yun had to rely entirely on his subjective judgment.
After all, he was only a Level Five Qi Gathering Realm cultivator.
"I'm sure that Senior Brother Su Chen's injuries have been completely healed," Cao Yun said after thinking for a moment.
"He… Did he enter the Forbidden Stage?" Xie Qi muttered to himself with a look of surprise.
Cao Yun was jolted within when hearing this.
Cao Yun once read about the so-called Forbidden Stage in the ancient books in the Library Pavilion. It was the performance of a major realm reaching its peak, perfect and flawless.
There were only nine levels in the Qi Gathering Realm, and after the ninth level was the Qi Sea Realm. There was no tenth level between them.
Therefore, the Forbidden Stage was also referred to as the ninth level!
However, compared to the other Level Nine cultivators, the spiritual power of the cultivators in the Forbidden Stage was more vigorous and their foundation was incomparably firm. There were no flaws in their cultivation.
They were invincible in the same realm and could even fight across realms.
"Go and call Su Chen over. I have something to ask him," Elder Xie instructed Cao Yun after thinking for a moment.
After that, Cao Yun's expression turned serious. Then, he hurried towards Su Chen's residence.