After about two hours, there was a painful and mournful scream from the bamboo house. It would be loud, then soft as it occurred intermittently. There also seemed to be sounds of scratching and fighting.
Yan Tianhen and Lin Xuanzhi exchanged glances, both of them worried over the situation inside.
However, the two of them remembered Esteemed Lan Yue’s instructions and did not move. They just made plans to rush in immediately if something big happened or when Esteemed Lan Yue called their names.
Pitiful groans lasted for about half an hour until it gradually stopped. Fortunately, the situation they imagined where the room completely exploded didn’t occur.
Yan Tianhen’s tight nerves finally relaxed.
Another three days and three nights passed until on one clear morning, the door of the bamboo house was pushed open.
Esteemed Lan Yue’s face was pale, but his steps were still steady and strong. He came out and glanced at the two men who were still sitting nearby. He softly said, “Come with me.”
Yan Tianhen hastily stood up and followed Esteemed Lan Yue towards the fruit tree forest.
Lin Xuanzhi asked, “What’s the matter with Martial Uncle?”
Esteemed Lan Yue said, “I managed to cure him in time, and his life is secure now.”
Yan Tianhen breathed out a sigh of relief, “It’s good that his life is no longer in danger.”
Esteemed Lan Yue looked at Yan Tianhen with complicated eyes, “I’m not saying that his life is safe, but yours.”
“If you see him like this again in the future, don’t get close to him and quickly come to me for help. Huai Yu… he had some mishaps with his cultivation before, so once his mental state is severely upset or he’s suddenly expended too much spiritual Qi, he would suffer a Qi deviation. He’d be unable to recognize his relatives and kill anyone on sight. Before, there was almost a big problem because of this.”
Yan Tianhen gasped and Lin Xuanzhi nearly broke out in cold sweat.
Yan Tianhen frowned and murmured, “How did my master become like this? He’s so powerful. Is it because he encountered danger, so he overused his spiritual Qi?”
Esteemed Lan Yue replied coldly, “He courted disaster himself. No one in the whole Five Continents has a higher level of cultivation than him. He must have tried to breakthrough the barrier of the Five Continents — if it could be so easily broken by him, then like hell it would be called the Five Continents’ barrier!”
Yan Tianhen couldn’t help but secretly smack his lips. It seemed that Esteemed Lan Yue was extremely angry to the point of swearing this time.
Lin Xuanzhi frowned slightly, “It seems that the barrier truly cannot be opened.”
“Even if there is an opportunity to open it, it’s not so simple and crude.” Esteemed Lan Yue glanced at him.
Yan Tianhen was very worried. He stamped his foot anxiously, “My master’s cultivation must almost be beyond his limit. That’s why he tried to cross the barrier of the Five Continents. Breaking Sword Peak’s Master went into closed-door cultivation a few days ago. Until now, there hasn’t been any movement and I don’t know what the situation is, but Uncle Mo said that he was entering closed-door death cultivation. What do we do, now that my master has reached the point where he has no choice but to make a breakthrough, the barrier of the Five Continents is still like this ah? It’s not like he can cripple his own cultivation, right?”
“This is also a method.” Esteemed Lan Yue voiced.
Yan Tianhen, “…”
“You don’t have to worry about that bastard of a brat. He’s courting death himself. Before he left, I already told him that the barrier could not be broken. But he didn’t believe it and tried to destroy it himself. He won’t turn back unless he hits a wall and won’t shed tears until he actually sees the coffin. Although his cultivation has already reached the limit that the Five Continents can accommodate, he carries with him a magic treasure that’s capable of deceiving the Dao of Heaven, so it’s not a problem. If he had not courted death, today’s scene would not have happened.”
Lin Xuanzhi grasped the important points and narrowed his eyes. “A magic treasure that can deceive the Dao of Heaven?”
“It’s rare in this world.” Esteemed Lan Yue nodded.
The soul plate in Lin Xuanzhi’s sea of consciousness said, “It seems that this Huai Yu’s background is not small.”
As the name implied, a magic treasure that could deceive heaven could really do just that.
This kind of magic treasure was mostly used to change one’s fate and hide against the Dao of Heaven.
It should at least be a divine artifact at the Celestial Level.
The Lin Xuanzhi of today could at most craft Treasure Level tools. When his soulfire one day improved to a Purple Soul level which had never been seen in the Five Continents and when his cultivation also reached the Earth Realm, then there would be a possibility of him crafting a Celestial Level tool as well.
Esteemed Lan Yue didn’t explain anything either. He suppressed the Qi that was running rampant in Esteemed Huai Yu’s body for three days and three nights. Right now, he was also very tired. He pressed his forehead and said to Lin Xuanzhi and Yan Tianhen, “Xuanzhi, stay here and look after Esteemed Huai Yu for a few days first. If there is anything that happens, please let me know.”
Lin Xuanzhi nodded, “Understood.”
Before Esteemed Lan Yue left, he returned to the bamboo house and looked at Esteemed Huai Yu.
Esteemed Huai Yu had fallen into a deep sleep at this time. His mouth, which had always spewed words that pissed people off, was slightly open. It looked cute and it made him seem different from his usual character and style.
Esteemed Lan Yue sighed, “When you wake up, you’ll surely blame me for coaxing you to come here. But if you continue to stay in the Nine Lands, I’m afraid that sooner or later, this illness will kill you. If you want to blame me, then blame me.”
Esteemed Huai Yu naturally couldn’t hear a word. He just moved his mouth as if he were chewing something.
Esteemed Lan Yue looked at him for a moment, then got up and left.
Yan Tianhen laid beside Esteemed Huai Yu and looked after him.
A sleeping Esteemed Huai Yu wasn’t difficult to take care of. He didn’t even turn over all night. Yan Tianhen soon dozed off and fell asleep beside Esteemed Huai Yu.
Lin Xuanzhi came out from his soul plate space after taking care of the spiritual plants and came across the two people fast asleep.
Lin Xuanzhi did not wake Yan Tianhen, but picked him up gently and placed him on a soft bed in the room, covering him with a blanket.
In the past three days, Yan Tianhen had not slept much because he was really worried about Esteemed Huai Yu’s safety. He kept standing outside the bamboo house nervously and now he had exhausted himself.
Lin Xuanzhi pinched Yan Tianhen’s nose tip, looked at the silent and motionless Esteemed Huai Yu, then returned to the soul plate space.
Inside, there had been many spiritual plants of different colors growing, even the fruit tree saplings they planted had sprouted and blossomed, looking like they were about to bear fruit soon.
The six newly bought grass-swallowing worms had enough weeds to eat every day so they grew at a very fast speed. At this time, among the spiritual herb fields, the white and fat grass-swallowing worms could be seen arching and going at regular intervals.
“Forged stones are not enough.” There suddenly was a floating figure in the soul plate.
He had no clothes on. Whether it was because his soul was not complete or because he hadn’t absorbed nutrition in a long time, he looked as skinny as a skeleton.
On the other hand, his face was excellent. Although there was no flesh on both of his cheeks, his pair of eyes was full of spirit. It wasn’t hard to imagine how romantic and handsome the soul would be in his heyday.
Lin Xuanzhi glanced at him, “Can’t you put on clothes?”
Soul Plate rolled his eyes and grumpily said, “If I could wear clothes, would I wait for you to remind me?”
Lin Xuanzhi paused. “I’m afraid that soul bodies cannot wear the clothes I make. Why don’t you tell me your birth date, the eight characters of your horoscope, and name so that I’ll burn clothes and offer their soul forms to you?”
Soul Plate narrowed his eyes and stared at Lin Xuanzhi. “Boy, do you want to trick me into telling you my identity? You have a lot of nerve.”
As they spoke, the sky was still calm and clear. But in an instant, dark clouds began to gather, thunder and lightning rolling in as they seemed to be able to press against Lin Xuanzhi right away.
At that moment, Soul Plate looked like a fierce ghost.
However, Lin Xuanzhi was indifferent and looked at Soul Plate. “I’m not too curious about your origin. I just want to help you. Since you don’t want to, I won’t mention it again.”
Soul Plate was a little unhappy again and shouted, “Why are you not interested in this Venerable’s origin? Is this Venerable’s origin not worth your interest?”
Lin Xuanzhi, “…”
Soul Plate waved his hand, and the sky returned to its original state.
“It’s not that this Venerable is unwilling to tell you, but I don’t even know my own name.” He spoke calmly and casually. He strolled into the spiritual plant field, reached out and picked up an herb, before chewing and swallowing it. Lin Xuanzhi wanted to stop him but decided to keep his mouth shut.
Soul Plate clicked his tongue twice, “It tastes good. It seems that this soul plate is indeed a treasured place for planting spiritual herbs. Boy, where are the forged stones you prepared before?”
Lin Xuanzhi replied lightly, “Yesterday, I just threw in a hundred top-grade forged stones.”
The soul plate managed to support itself by absorbing spiritual Qi. At the end of his last life, Lin Xuanzhi had expanded the soul plate into mountains and rivers in a thousand years, with only the sun, moon, and stars missing.
However, Lin Xuanzhi was hell-bent on repairing the mirror at that time and didn’t think of making full use of the space in the soul plate. Now, he planned to manage the space here with Yan Tianhen.
If there were no forged stones, the soul plate could not even support so many spiritual plants being raised here.
Soul Plate curled its lips, “What are a hundred top-grade forged stones? I don’t know how many you have taken from me. Besides, forged stones are only the second best thing. According to common sense, this space must use spirit stones and sparrow spirits.”
Lin Xuanzhi said, “The spirit stones and sparrow spirits are only things from the Upper World.”
Soul Plate snorted, “Your Didi has three sparrow spirits in hand. Although one is smaller than the other, they’re really good things.”
Lin Xuanzhi narrowed his eyes slightly, “It was a meeting gift from Eldest Martial Brother to Ah Hen. If you want it, you can talk to him directly. It’s not for me to decide.”
“You let me meet him and I’ll personally tell him.”
Lin Xuanzhi revealed an enigmatic smile.
Soul Plate nearly spat out blood and he rolled his eyes. “Then you’re talking shit ah!”
“When I go to the Nine Lands, I will find you spirit stones and sparrow spirits.”
“I don’t know how long I’d have to wait. You’re unreliable,” Soul Plate complained.
Lin Xuanzhi smiled. “Even without me, you can leave the Five Continents and go to the Nine Lands in 800 years.”
Soul Plate was stupefied. “How do you know?”
Lin Xuanzhi’s appearance looked as light as a cloud, “Don’t forget that I’m a person who was reborn. I know everything that will happen to you in the next thousand years.”