Han Jue continued to cultivate in the cave. He had been cultivating for a thousand years, and his progress was remarkable. He had already reached the late stage of the Golden Core Realm.
One day, Han Jue was meditating when he suddenly sensed a disturbance in the cave. He opened his eyes and saw a group of people standing at the entrance of the cave.
The leader of the group was a young man with a cold expression on his face. He was wearing a black robe and had a sword strapped to his waist.
The young man said, “Han Jue, we are from the Heavenly Sword Sect. We have come to take you back to the sect.”
Han Jue frowned. He had never heard of the Heavenly Sword Sect before.
He said, “Why should I go with you?”
The young man said, “Because you are a disciple of the Heavenly Sword Sect.”
Han Jue shook his head. “I am not a disciple of the Heavenly Sword Sect.”
The young man’s expression became colder. He said, “Han Jue, don’t be stubborn. You were born with the Heavenly Sword Vein, which is the highest talent in our sect. You belong to us.”
Han Jue said, “I don’t care about the Heavenly Sword Vein. I only want to cultivate in peace.”
The young man said, “You don’t have a choice.”
He drew his sword and pointed it at Han Jue.
The other members of the group also drew their swords and pointed them at Han Jue.
Han Jue stood up and faced the group of people. He said, “If you want to fight, then fight.”
He released his aura, which was powerful and oppressive.
The young man was surprised by Han Jue’s aura. He had not expected Han Jue to be so powerful.
The young man said, “Han Jue, you are still young and ignorant. Don’t underestimate the Heavenly Sword Sect.”
Han Jue said, “I don’t care about the Heavenly Sword Sect. I only want to cultivate in peace.”
The young man hesitated for a moment. He did not want to fight Han Jue, but he also did not want to give up on Han Jue.
The young man said, “Han Jue, I will give you one last chance. Will you come with us or not?”
Han Jue shook his head. “I will not go with you.”
The young man sighed. He said, “Then you leave me no choice.”
He raised his sword and prepared to attack.
The other members of the group also raised their swords.
Han Jue also raised his sword.
The two sides were on the verge of fighting.
Suddenly, a voice rang out.
A figure appeared between Han Jue and the young man.
The figure was an old man with a long white beard and a kind smile on his face.
The young man and the other members of the group bowed respectfully to the old man.
The old man said to the young man, “Junior Brother, this is not the place to fight. Let’s go back to the sect.”
The young man hesitated for a moment, but then he nodded.
He sheathed his sword and said to Han Jue, “Han Jue, we will meet again.”
The young man and the other members of the group turned and left.
The old man turned to Han Jue and said, “Young man, I am the Sect Master of the Heavenly Sword Sect. My name is Li Qinghe.”
Han Jue bowed respectfully and said, “Sect Master Li.”
Li Qinghe said, “Han Jue, I know that you don’t want to join the Heavenly Sword Sect, but I hope that you will reconsider. The Heavenly Sword Sect is one of the top sects in the world, and we can provide you with the best resources to help you cultivate.”
Han Jue shook his head. “Thank you, Sect Master Li, but I am still young and I want to explore the world.”
Li Qinghe nodded. “I understand. But if you ever change your mind, the Heavenly Sword Sect will always be open to you.”
Li Qinghe turned and left.
Han Jue watched Li Qinghe leave. He knew that the Heavenly Sword Sect would not give up on him, but he was determined to cultivate in peace.
He returned to the cave and continued to cultivate.
In Secretly Cultivate for a Thousand Years Chapter 23, Han Jue is visited by a group of people from the Heavenly Sword Sect. They try to persuade him to join the sect, but Han Jue refuses. The Sect Master of the Heavenly Sword Sect, Li Qinghe, personally visits Han Jue and tries to convince him to join the sect, but Han Jue still refuses.