Chapter 971: Shocking Phenomenon
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
Han Qiu took Zhang Ruochen forward. They kept walking and didn’t stop until they reached an extremely frigid area. There was darkness for countless miles. It reached from the ground to the sky.
A nine-foot-long ice coffin hung in the air around 100 feet from the ground. The dark and icy power was spreading from that coffin.
The top of the coffin had the mark of a crescent moon. The bottom had a sun. It absorbed the wood-element Spiritual Qi from the Divine Sky-connecting Tree, forming two creek-like bridges of Spiritual Qi.
Zhang Ruochen had taken this Sun-moon Crystal Coffin from the netherworld and placed it in the scroll world. He didn’t really care about it and never imagined that it could produce such a shocking phenomenon.
“Around a year ago, I was cultivating and comprehending the Rules of Saintly Way,” Han Qiu said. “A strange thought emerged in my mind. As if guided by a spirit, I came to this coffin. Strangely enough, when I comprehend the rules under the Sun-moon Crystal Coffin, my speed is more than 100 times faster than usual. It feels like a Supreme Saint is in my head, teaching me. I comprehended the rules of darkness here.”
Zhang Ruochen stared at the Sun-moon Crystal Coffin, falling into deep thought. He couldn’t figure out what Han Qiu had experienced at all.
A female corpse lay inside the Sun-moon Crystal Coffin. He could see it through the coffin’s walls. The corpse hadn’t decayed. It was still fully preserved and didn’t look like it had been around since the middle ages.
Full of doubt, Zhang Ruochen muttered to himself, “Could it be her?”
Han Qiu’s eyes were serious. “I always feel like that female corpse hasn’t truly died and will come back to life someday.”
It wasn’t just Han Qiu. Zhang Ruochen also had the same feeling. In fact, he felt that that day would come soon.
“Would it be good or bad?” he asked.
Blackie always bragged that anything was possible in the scroll world. However, it had been proved that most of its words were exaggerations and unrealistic.
If the female corpse really came back to life, Blackie probably couldn’t control her. The entire scroll world might get torn apart by her.
Zhang Ruochen wanted to move the Sun-moon Crystal Coffin out as soon as possible to avoid trouble. However, he discovered that he couldn’t approach it.
When he was still 100 feet from the coffin, his entire body would get frozen by the icy Qi. If he continued, he would get sealed in ice.
“Such powerful icy Qi. My cultivation can’t even counter it.”
Zhang Ruochen shattered the ice on him and retreated.
He took out a piece of jade. Activating his Holy Qi, his finger applied force. The jade streaked toward the Sun-moon Crystal Coffin like white light.
When it was still 100 feet from the coffin, ice emerged out of the sky and sealed the jade. It couldn’t continue forward.
Strangely, the jade and ice just hovered in the air instead of falling down.
“With the Sun-moon Crystal Coffin as the center, this place has become a zone of death. We can’t approach it.” Zhang Ruochen shook his head.
“Actually, the corpse inside might not be an evil object,” Han Qiu said. “I feel like she’s the one helping me comprehend the rules of darkness.”
“In that case, continue cultivating here. It’s not that big of a threat, at least for now.”
With that, Zhang Ruochen took that bottle of Tao Pills out. He gave Han Qiu five pills.
“Are these Tao Pills?” Han Qiu was shocked.
“I heard that if a first level Half-Saint uses one, he can go immediately from the beginning to the pinnacle.”
Zhang Ruochen had given her five of these valuable pills at once.
“A first level Half-Saint can indeed improve quickly with a Tao Pill, but the effect would be lower if a second level Half-Saint uses it. It’ll be even less effective for a third level Half-Saint. He won’t improve much even if he takes ten pills.”
“Five Tao Pills is enough to take me to the pinnacle of the second level.” Han Qiu’s lips curled into a smile.
When Zhang Ruochen first took her away from the Yin and Yang Sect, he’d personally promised to provide an endless stream of resources. Thus, Han Qiu accepted the five Tao Pills without shyness.
“Unfortunately, the Divine Origin Pill can only be created by middle age forces,” Zhang Ruochen said. “Without it, you’ll reach a bottleneck at the pinnacle of the first level. It won’t be that easy to reach the second level.”
Now, Han Qiu was able to counter those Heirs in the same plane as her. Her future was unimaginable. If she continued cultivating and completed the Form of Darkness, she might be able to not only swallow light. She might be able to swallow space and everything in the world.
A talent like her would definitely be a top-level figure of the Sacred Sect. Naturally, Zhang Ruochen had to help her greatly.
Afterward, Zhang Ruochen gave the remaining 25 Tao Pills to Han Qiu to divide amongst the other disciples.
Any who’d reached the Fish-Dragon Realm could receive one Tao Pill.
“Refining divine blood has a better effect than taking Tao Pills. Not only can it improve one’s cultivation, it can also strengthen the physical body.”
Thinking of this, Zhang Ruochen took out divine blood to refine.
Ji Shui thought that Zhang Ruochen could only reach the middle stage of the third level before the Deity battle. However, Zhang Ruochen’s goal was the pinnacle.
Three days later, Zhang Ruochen walked out of the scroll world. Right now, his cultivation had reached the middle stage of the third level.
He opened the formation of the residence and walked out. He saw Ji Shui who was sitting in a cloud of bloody mist.
Walking over, Zhang Ruochen chuckled. “Have you been guarding out here for the past three days? If people saw, they’d think that I don’t respect my elders. Would you like to cultivate with me inside?”
Ji Shui huffed. She stopped cultivating and stood up. “Have you tamed the spirit of the Seven Kill Boxing Glove?”
“To me, refining the Seven Kill Boxing Glove’s spirit is nothing.” Zhang Ruochen raised his arm and waved the boxing glove before Ji Shui. “Would you like to test its power?”
Looking at how proud Gu Linfeng was, Ji Shui was unhappy. “You dare fight me with your cultivation… Huh? How did you improve so much? You’re already in the middle stage?”
This time, Ji Shui was truly shocked.
Gu Linfeng had only reached the third level around ten days ago. How could he reach the middle stage so quickly? His cultivation speed was unnatural.
Gu Linfeng’s talent is indeed shocking. Unfortunately, his mindset isn’t good enough. Otherwise, he could really rise to the top.
Ji Shui was only a bit shocked. She recovered quickly.
“Your attainment in the palm techniques is already very high, so I won’t teach you,” Ji Shui said. “However, you need improvement in other aspects, such as the technique that you cultivate.”
“My Saintly Meridians and meridians are already set. I can’t cultivate other techniques. Even if I study a King Level saint guide, I still won’t get much.”
Here, Bai Yu walked out of the Ding Dong Cultivation Residence. Hearing Zhang Ruochen’s words, he laughed. “Yes, the technique that you cultivate is the Blood Dragon Scripture, a supreme class Ghost Level technique. You can’t improve much even if you study a saint guide.”
Zhang Ruochen glanced at Bai Yu. “Is it your place to speak while I’m talking to my master?”
Bai Yu clenched his fist and activated his Holy Qi. However, he quickly repressed his anger. “If I wasn’t going to the Saintess’ Lin Lang Cultivation Residence for the banquet, I’d definitely teach you a lesson.”
With that, Bai Yu hurried toward the Saintess’ residence in his pure white robe. Zhang Ruochen shook his head, not caring about Bai Yu at all.
“Earlier, the Saintess also sent you an invitation. Are you going?” Ji Shui took out the invitation to give to Zhang Ruochen.
He didn’t accept it. “Why would I go to a banquet? I need to hurry up and cultivate so I can improve some more.”
Hearing this, Ji Shui was quite surprised. This was personally hosted by the Saintess and he wasn’t going? She even suspected if Gu Linfeng was lying.
Zhang Ruochen smiled at Ji Shui. “It would be better if I could cultivate with you.”
“Oh?” Ji Shui’s tone turned cold. “Since you want to cultivate, I’ll take you somewhere. If you’re very talented, you may make up for your disadvantage in technique.”
“There’s a place like that?” Zhang Ruochen was actually curious.
“The founder of the Blood God Sect once left behind the Blood God Map. It’s carved at the peak of Qianyuan Mountain. If you can comprehend something from it, you may receive more than cultivating a typical King Level saint guide.”
Of course, Ji Shui didn’t tell Zhang Ruochen everything. In the past thousand years, only one person had been able to comprehend a shred of truth from the Blood God Map and change his life.
Everyone else’s attempts had been fruitless.
Ji Shui was taking Zhang Ruochen to the Blood God Map to give him some hardship so he wouldn’t keep being so arrogant.