Chapter 1541: Encountering a ghost?
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Yang Yun`er stared at Qin Wentian in shock. This fellow was actually so powerful?
Upon hearing Qin Wentian’s words, she transmitted her voice, “We, who are excavators, aren’t allowed to cultivate here let alone use the immortal stones we obtained from the mine. If we are discovered, the people above will immediately come and deal with us.”
“This is simple. Just follow me.” Qin Wentian smiled, directly turning and flying through the air. Yang Yun`er stared at his back and soon followed after. When she thought of the words Qin Wentian had spoken, that he would protect her, a radiant smile couldn’t help but to appear on her face. This fellow, she initially still thought that he was joking.
There were truly many people digging for meteor stones in here and plenty of them were immortal kings. Qin Wentian and Yang Yun`er soon encountered another batch of cultivators. He didn’t waste time talking with them. His soul energy gushed forth, projecting two spirit bodies, directly blasting towards the two immortal kings.
There were very few people who were proficient in soul energy even in the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms. The countenances of the two immortal kings instantly changed. Their law domains erupted forth with haste but it was too late. The formless soul energy has already entered their bodies.
“Destroy his body!” An immortal king roared. A ball of terrifying flames instantly shot towards Qin Wentian’s body. Yang Yun`er turned pale when she saw this scene. Had Qin Wentian gone mad?
Qin Wentian naturally wasn’t crazy. Very swiftly, his two spirit bodies reverted to soul energy and returned to his burning body. A powerful sense of vitality flooded the surroundings as his body actually began to quickly regenerate, causing the two immortal kings to stare in shock.
Was this a monster? His body seemed to be indestructible. If one wanted to kill him, they could only target his soul. But as fate would have it, his soul was so powerful that it even surpassed them both… Wasn’t he simply a monster?
Also, there were still remnants of his soul energy within their bodies from the attacks earlier. It felt like Qin Wentian could trigger his soul energy and attack them at any time.
“I won’t kill you two, I won’t take your meteor stones too. You guys can continue excavating the area. I’ll head into the interior of the cave here to cultivate. While excavating, you two can be my guards and prevent others from disrupting my cultivation. If not, don’t blame me for being impolite.” Qin Wentian coldly spoke. He didn’t care if they agreed or not as he turned to Yun`er. “Yun`er, no matter if you wish to cultivate with me or to dig for more meteor stones, I’ll go in first.”
As he spoke, he proceeded into the depths of the cave. The two immortal kings had countenances that alternated between shades of green and white. Their facial expressions twitched when they felt the threat of the remaining soul energy. Could they say no?
“What are you all looking at? Continue your excavation.” One of the immortal kings roared at the surrounding people who were staring at them. The crowd immediately turned around and continued their excavation. Yang Yun`er’s beautiful eyes flashed. She contemplated for a moment and eventually chose to join Qin Wentian, heading deeper into the interior of the cave.
Qin Wentian took out the king-grade meteor stone he obtained earlier. Surrounding him, a hallucination domain appeared, creating many illusions. He directly closed his eyes and sat down cross-legged, really starting his cultivation just like that.
To Qin Wentian who had a peak-stage immortal king cultivation base in the past, there naturally wouldn’t be any bottlenecks up till that level.
Five years later, Qin Wentian entered the immortal king realm. His soul perception shot up into the skies, entering the nine heavenly layers. His perception now might be very powerful, but it was still not as strong as back then when he was at his peak. He still wasn’t able to break through the barrier of the 8th heavenly layer to step into the 9th.
But even so, his seven astral souls now were all from the 8th heavenly layer. This was simply shocking to hear.
Powerful astral light cascaded down from the sky, causing a huge commotion. The guards in the air naturally sensed this. Their eyes flashed and glanced towards the location where Qin Wentian was cultivating as they snorted coldly. There actually was someone cultivating underneath their eyes?
Very swiftly, four powerful immortal kings arrived at the outside of Qin Wentian’s cave. Their immortal sense gushed in as they coldly spoke, “Who’s the one cultivating within? Scram the hell out now.”
Those who were mining all trembled. Even the two immortal kings who were guarding this place for Qin Wentian, and Yang Yun`er, all came out.
Yang Yun`er turned pale. These four immortal kings are the guards of the mine, ordinary characters definitely couldn’t afford to antagonize them. They had the power to kill those who disobeyed the rules.
No noise came from the interior, there was only a scene of illusions.
“Not knowing the immensity of the heavens and earth.” One of the guards directly stepped out. He had a cultivation base at the mid-stage of the immortal-king realm and the force of his steps caused the ground to tremble violently, making the hearts of others shudder. He walked step by step into the depths of the cave, directly entering the scene of illusions as his immortal sense gushed forth. Finally, he clearly saw Qin Wentian’s location.
Qin Wentian continued sitting there. He calmly glanced at the immortal king who came in, only to hear the immortal king coldly speaking, “It’s forbidden to cultivate in the mine. You actually dare to defy orders?”
Qin Wentian closed his eyes as he replied, “You are also following orders and are responsible solely for protecting the mine. You don’t even have a share of the excavated meteor stones. So why so serious? Just get out and pretend nothing has happened.”
“HOW DARE YOU!” That immortal king roared. He stepped forward while unleashing a powerful aura. A black-colored ball of fire then erupted forth.
“Don’t make it so that you won’t be able to extricate yourself from this.” Qin Wentian’s voice was as calm as ever. His eyes were still closed.
“Courting death.” That immortal king coldly snorted. A burst of fist light shot out. The black flames enveloped around the fist imprint as it penetrated through space, exuding a stifling pressure.
Just before the powerful punch arrived, a beam of light radiated from Qin Wentian. In an instant, a layer of divine glow seemed to cover his entire body. That punch dissipated into nothingness upon impact, like it had never existed before.
“I don’t wish to offend you guys. Please tell those outside not to disturb my cultivation.” Qin Wentian opened his eyes. His terrifying gaze caused a piercing pain in the mind of the immortal king as he let out a roar of pain. It was so painful that he couldn’t even open his eyes. An instant later, sweat covered his entire body as his heart pounded rapidly. When he opened his eyes again, Qin Wentian had already closed his and was back to focusing on his cultivation.
“Thump…” His heart pounded. This… was this really the strength of someone who just broke through to the immortal king realm?
He didn’t say anything more and directly turned and exited the cave. He communicated with the three other guards. After that, the four of them actually silently left just like that, like nothing had ever happened before. This scene caused everyone else to open their eyes wide, like they just encountered something incredibly unbelievable. Yang Yun`er drew in a deep breath and peered into the depths of the case. This fellow, what sort of monster was he exactly?
“Continue your excavations.” The two immortal kings guarding Qin Wentian coldly spoke. They both knew that Qin Wentian wasn’t someone they could offend.
Qin Wentian didn’t come out. After breaking through to the immortal king realm, things wouldn’t be as simple as before. He needed to comprehend new types of attribute energies and establish new law domains. After all, his current seven astral souls were completely different from the past. The law domains he established before, were naturally no longer suitable.
Time flowed by, in the blink of an eye, another three years passed. This was already the 9th year mark after Qin Wentian entered here. In addition, after several more months, the spatial gate would open again and they will be able to leave.
During these three years, he broke through from the initial-stage of the immortal king realm to the mid-stage level. He only needed one more step to recover his cultivation base of the past.
Today, Qin Wentian finally kept the king-grade rock and walked out of the cave. The two immortal kings found even more people to excavate. Because the two of them were immortal kings guarding here, no other groups dared to find trouble for them.
With an intention of his will, the two sources of soul energy in their bodies returned back to him.
“Don’t worry, I said before I wouldn’t do anything to you. I just only wanted you two to protect me a little while you were excavating.” Qin Wentian smiled when he saw that the two of them were extremely nervous.
Only now did the two of them heave a sigh of relief. When they sensed Qin Wentian’s cultivation, their hearts clenched. This fellow, was he hiding his cultivation base before?
However, what was going on with the breakthrough? They could clearly sense the astral energy cascading downwards. Also, usually people would need a very long time to break through but this guy only spent a few years to reach the mid-stage of the immortal-king realm.
“Yun`er, let’s leave.” Qin Wentian spoke to Yang Yun`er.
“Mhm.” Yang Yun`er nodded. Qin Wentian pulled her by her arm. With a flash of his silhouette, the two of them vanished together.
“Did we just encounter a ghost?” The two immortal kings mumbled to themselves.
“I think we must have encountered one. This old man has cultivated over a thousand years. This is the first time I saw such a bizarre matter.” The other person spoke in a depressed manner.
“You…” Yang Yun`er spoke weakly as she soared through the air with Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian completely ignored the surrounding guards up here.
“What’s there to fear? These people are merely following orders, when they encounter people stronger than them, they would choose to close one eye. In any case, they won’t receive additional benefits, why would they want to risk their lives to make trouble?” Qin Wentian casually smiled.
“What is your cultivation base now?” Yang Yun`er asked.
“Mid-stage immortal king.” Qin Wentian laughed. Yang Yun`er stared at him in a dumbfounded manner, “Were you concealing your cultivation base earlier?”
“I guess it can be considered so.” Qin Wentian replied, not bothering to explain. They continued flying through the air and there would occasionally be scenes of illusions which appeared, blocking their vision. Qin Wentian didn’t care and directly rushed through them.
“Maybe more immortal stones appeared?” Qin Wentian asked.
“I don’t think so. There are many types of mines. This mine we are in can only be considered one of the more basic ones and would only produce hallucinatory-effect stones. A majority of those higher grade stones were long excavated away many years before.” Yang Yun`er replied.
Qin Wentian nodded lightly and continued to proceed forward. However, all of a sudden, far away from them, a towering beam of light shot up into the skies. An instant later, a brilliant astral light flashed and illuminated the area, pulsing in resonance with something.
“Emperor-grade stone!” Yang Yun`er’s eyes gleamed sharply.
“Resonance of astral energy, the symbol of immortal emperor realm. Is this an emperor-grade stone? Wouldn’t this stone be even more valuable compared to an immortal king?” Qin Wentian laughed in a joking manner.
“One can put it that way.” Yang Yun`er actually seriously nodded. “A piece of emperor stone can help immortal kings to pry through the mysteries leading to the immortal emperor realm. It can also produce unending torrents of law energy, deepening the user’s understanding of their law attributes. Naturally, the law attributes in the emperor stone must be suitable for the user first. If not, you can use it for a transaction.
“Just so nicely, I’m a penniless man now. Jialan Mingyue have truly helped me a great deal.” Qin Wentian laughed. A bright light flashed and a moment later, a spatial gate appeared in the air.
Just when Yang Yun`er was lost in her thoughts, Qin Wentian pulled her and entered the spatial gate. At the next instant, another spatial gate appeared in a different location as they stepped out from it.
Qin Wentian currently possessed a spatial-type astral soul. The astral soul he condensed from the 8th heaven layer was naturally none other than one which took the form of a giant spatial gate!