Chapter 12: Being Treated as a Prey
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Jiang Lan silently walked at the back. According to what they said, there were seven people in each team.
In other words, a lot of people might have entered.
Come to think of it, that should be the case. If not, how could someone from the Ninth Summit attain a a spot to advance when there were so few people from the summit?
However, the quota should be limited.
After all, there was no one who had just perfected Qi Refinement here.
Only someone like him, who was the only person in the entire Ninth Summit, would receive such treatment.
However, to perfect the Qi Refinement stage in three and a half years, it was considered the speed of a genius.
But everyone understood that the entire peak’s resources were concentrated on him.
His master even spared no effort to help him. Anyone else would have reached his level as well.
This kind of advancement method was indeed not slow in the early stages, but the later stages would be more difficult.
The gap between him and a genius would only widen.
Innate talent determined the upper limit.
Without sufficient opportunities, it was difficult to cross that threshold.
“Follow behind me. When we enter the mystic realm, it’s easy to be sucked into the tunnel storm.
Don’t fiddle around.
If you’re afraid, you can close your eyes. “Ao Longyu’s voice came from the entrance of the mystic realm.
The entrance to the mystic realm was on an altar. At this moment, they were already on the altar.
The others remained silent at Ao Longyu’s words.
Jiang Lan followed suit.
He was just going to sign in here and take a look at the mystic realm.
The breakthrough would depend on the situation.
If it was suitable for him to have a breakthrough, then so be it. If not, then he would continue his Qi Refinement.
If he were to reach the Foundation Establishment realm now, it would mean that he did not need to check his mental state, which was a good thing.
However, he had to have a breakthrough naturally.
Being careful was his topmost priority.
He did not want to attract any attention.
At this moment, a faint light enveloped them. It was Ao Longyu’s power.
Then, Jiang Lan felt a force pulling him. In the next second, he appeared in a storm.
There seemed to be a Dragon’s shadow surrounding them.
“She’s really from the Dragon race?” Jiang Lan was surprised.
It should be normal for there to be dragons on Kunlun Mountain.
However, three years ago, he seemed to have heard someone mention the Dragon race.
He didn’t really listen so he wasn’t sure what was said exactly.
Of course, Jiang Lan didn’t care about such things.
Not long later, they landed safely on the ground.
It was a mountain. They were now at the foot of the mountain.
Jiang Lan looked at the mountain and felt a magical cloud illuminating it.
If he signed in at the peak, he should be able to get something good.
It would be even better if there were Great Dao paths above. The mystic realm would be opened for many days for them to have a breakthrough.
Therefore, Jiang Lan had to stay here until the end.
“We’ve arrived. I’ll always be here. You all can move freely.
If you encounter any danger within my perception range, I will make a move.
Otherwise, you need to run into my perception range.” Ao Longyu’s voice was heard.
She sat cross-legged on the grass and said no more.
She even closed her eyes.
“Within the range of her perception? How wide is her perception range?” Jiang Lan had some questions in his heart.
If it was him, his perception would not be able to reach half the mountain. This mountain was ridiculously large.
However, he still had to go to the mountain peak. With his mystical powers, the One Leaf Vision and Nine Steps of Heavenly Travels, he could return very quickly.
It wouldn’t affect anything.
The others didn’t ask any more questions. It seemed like they all knew what was going on as they all left in different directions.
Everyone had come for a breakthrough.
“Junior Brother, the Third Summit’s mystic realm is not that safe. I advise you not to leave Senior Sister Ao’s protective zone.
Senior sister Ao’s perception is extremely broad. It is enough for you to search for opportunities for a breakthrough.” Xin Jiao said to Jiang Lan with a disdainful smile.
Jiang Lan glanced at him and lowered her head to express his gratitude.
Then, he turned around and left.
“Hmph, what kind of good temperament is that? He only dares to be angry but doesn’t dare speak out, that’s all.” Xin Jiao gave Jiang Lan another look before turning to leave.
After everyone had left, Ao Longyu looked in the direction that Jiang Lan had walked in before looking in the direction that Xin Jiao had left in.
It was a completely different direction.
Therefore, she did not care further about this.
A long while later, Ao Longyu opened her eyes again.
“Everyone has left my range of perception.”
Earlier, the last person had also left her perception range.
After that, she didn’t pay attention anymore. Everyone had a choice.
She couldn’t control them.
“She shouldn’t be able to sense me here any longer.”
Halfway up the mountain, Jiang Lan looked behind him and silently muttered to himself.
His target was the mountain peak. It was impossible for him to stay in her perception and receive protection.
Even if he had genuinely only perfected the Qi Refinement realm, he would have to leave her perception range if he wanted a breakthrough.
Although breaking through from Qi Refinement to Foundation Establishment was not as difficult as condensing a Golden Core, it did not mean that it was easy.
Jiang Lan then continued upwards.
There were indeed some dangerous things around him.
However, he more or less had some understanding, and was able to avoid them.
He didn’t want to make a move here if he could.
He wanted to walk up to the mountain peak with all the knowledge he currently possessed.
It was a good time for him to verify what he had learned over the past few years as well.
As for his capability, there was no need to display it here.
He had already signed in today, so it would be just right for him when he reached the mountain peak the next morning.
Jiang Lan walked on the mountain road.
He had used everything he knew to avoid danger.
Fortunately, there were no mishaps along the way.
However, when he had just avoided a tiger-like demonic beast, he suddenly felt like he was being watched.
“Staring at a prey?”
The moment he felt the gaze, Jiang Lan knew that the other party was eyeing him like prey.
But this gaze felt distant.
They must have been seeing him through some medium.
“I’ll wait for you.”
Jiang Lan didn’t bother about it and continued walking forward.
Hopefully, the other party would arrive soon.
However, since someone was attacking him, he would prepare everything that needed to be prepared.
He would never underestimate his enemies.
Although he had formed a Golden Core, a Golden Core was nothing in the Grand Desolate World.
He could not let his guard down even the slightest bit.
However, he did not know who was targeting him.
And for what?