Chapter 621: The Reincarnation of the Nine Cauldrons. (Ending)
Pei San’s fingers curled inward, taking on a claw-like shape. He folded his hands together and it felt as though the entire world was cupped in his hands.
The tip of Teng Qingshan’s Reincarnation Spear was extremely sharp. It could penetrate even the sky and the earth.
Teng Qingshan concentrated all his power on this one attack. Wherever the tip of the spear went, the lake surface beneath would part away automatically. An endless amount of water surged up violently, seeming to be protecting the Reincarnation Spear held by Teng Qingshan. The Power of Teng Qingshan’s World spiraled around the Reincarnation Spear and increased the speed of the spear. Gradually, the Reincarnation Spear became fiercer and fiercer!
“Whew~~” Pei San narrowed his eyes. Behind Pei San, the gigantic godly ape arched its back and folded its hands like what Pei San was doing. Immediately, the Power of Pei San’s World surged towards the area between the ape’s hands.
The strongest attack!
Teng Qingshan and Pei San were already performing their strongest attack during the start of the fight! Only the weaker cultivators would start the fight with their weakest attack and gradually perform stronger and stronger attacks. If the cultivators are truly equal in power, they would perform their best move and beat the opponent with that one attack!
With tremendous penetration, the tip of the spear clashed with Pei San’s slightly folded hands!
The tip of the spear coincidentally pierced the space between Pei San’s hands.
“Eh?” Teng Qingshan’s expression changed. He felt as though his spear had pierced an infinitely thick and extremely soft cotton pad!
Pei San’s attack was not just gentle!
It was both strong and gentle. The gentleness was for defense! The strength was for attack!
“Break! Break! Break!: Teng Qingshan roared internally. He was performing a water element attack, the Toxic Dragon Drill. But this time, the Toxic Dragon Drill contained the power of Life and Death. As the Power of Life and the Power of Death complemented each other, the force of the spear was able to increase exponentially. The Power of Life built up power and the Power of Death unleashed the force of destruction.
“Release!” Pei San roared furiously. His face looked terrifying.
When Pei San flicked Teng Qingshan’s Reincarnation Spear with his fingers, their powers clashed and the surrounding air was distorted. Both the Reincarnation Spear and Pei San’s fingers contained incredibly great strength. When the two unbelievably great forces clashed, an extremely loud sound thundered. Instantly, waves with the height of over a hundred Zhang surged up and down in all directions. It appeared as though several hundred white dragons were dashing forward. Instantly, the entire lake flowed with great rapidity and violence, rising up and down. In fact, even the waves by the shore surged up to a height of one foot.
“Pu.” The waves splashed on the millions of people by the lake. They all stared at the center of the lake in astonishment.
“That’s so powerful.”
“They caused the entire lake to shake. As expected of the two strongest cultivators in the Land of the Nine Prefectures.
“This is a suspenseful fight. No one knows who is going to win.” The people standing by the lake watched with excitement.
Standing on the surface of the lake, Teng Qingshan and Pei San were one Li away from each other.
Teng Qingshan narrowed his eyes as he loosened his grip on the spear shaft. Then, he held it tightly again with his right hand. “Pei San’s hand technique is so powerful. I can’t believe he was able to handle my spear attack. He first eliminated the force with the gentleness and then he unleashed the forceful attack. Impressive! My right hand felt numb. It is impossible to defeat Pei San with just my strongest attack.”
Pei San clenched his hands twice and thought to himself, “Teng Qingshan’s spear attack is so powerful. My fingers and palm are sore.” Pei San noticed that his defense was not strong enough, putting him at a disadvantage. He continued thinking to himself, “I can’t believe my attack didn’t knock the Reincarnation Spear away.”
Powers were released from both his hands. The strange powers intertwined as they attacked Teng Qingshan and causing the numbness in Teng Qingshan’s right palm.
During the first attack…
The two powerful cultivators realized that the method of meeting force with force was useless. They realized that it was impossible to win with their strongest attacks.
Suddenly, a cold glint flashed in Teng Qingshan’s eyes.
Pei San grinned and said, “Good.” While he was speaking, his eyes shone bright and vicious.
The two suddenly darted towards each other at an unbelievably fast speed. Teng Qingshan and Pei San both utilized a rapid technique! All cultivation techniques would eventually be overpowered. However, speed is what makes the cultivation technique unbeatable. If the opponent didn’t have enough time to defend because the attack was too fast, the opponent would then be struck dead.
Normally, two opponents, who were equal in power, wouldn’t dare to hold out against the other person’s attack because the human body would not be able to withstand the terrifying force.
“Faster! Faster! I just need to be slightly faster than him. If I can pierce him with my spear, his injuries will put him at a disadvantage.” Teng Qingshan dashed above the surface of the lake, simultaneously spinning the Reincarnation Spear. Instantly, the Reincarnation Spear seemed to have become alive. It was filled with infinite energy.
A strange shriek suddenly sounded!
The godly ape that had been behind Pei San suddenly disappeared and was replaced by a demonic fox. Immediately, Pei San’s aura changed. His eyes no longer showed the lust for blood. His eyes looked very cold and indifferent. Pei San rapidly pounced towards Teng Qingshan, leaving multiple afterimages. He moved in small, rapid movements. In terms of speed, Pei San was winning!
“This is not a competition of movement speed. Instead, it is a competition of attack speed!” Teng Qingshan looked very fierce as he thought to himself, “So what if you can run faster than me? Will your attack be faster than my spear attack?”
Instantly, the two blurred figures clashed!
Different kinds of noises sounded and the waves on the White Horse Lake surged up to the sky. Teng Qingshan and Pei San fought rapidly amidst the violent waves and they constantly moved around.
Teng Qingshan’s Reincarnation Spear was like the stalks of grass that would sprout from the ground during the arrival of Spring. His spear was filled with life. The movement of his spear was very swift and continuous. Occasionally, the movement of the spear would become ruthless and fierce before becoming energetic and lively again. The spear moved like arrows being pulled back and released.
The exchange of Life and Death was perfect.
Pei San’s ten fingers started moving as though they were stroking the strings of an instrument. His movements were rapid and strangely charming. As a matter of fact, even the Emptiness Realm Experts didn’t dare to look at Pei San’s hands. The rhythm of his hand movements was a deadly charm to even Emptiness Realm Experts. Although Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts wouldn’t be charmed by the hand movements, they would still be affected.
Therefore, Teng Qingshan kept his cool and guarded his Spirit as he attacked again and again with his spear.
His spear attacks were occasionally abrupt and fierce and occasionally destructive. The exchange of Life and Death was perfectly performed.
Wherever Teng Qingshan and Pei San went, the waves around them would surge up to a height of a hundred Zhang. It appeared as though a giant was violently stirring the White Horse Lake. The waves even tipped over some boats near the shore. When Teng Qingshan and Pei San moved to the island located at the center of the lake, a shout was heard.
“Noooo!” It was Master Liu San, who had been watching the fight with excitement. His expression changed drastically.
“Rumble~~” It was just as Master Liu San had expected. While Teng Qingshan and Pei San, the two most powerful cultivators fought, they wrecked havoc wherever they went on the island. Their fight was so violent that the ground cracked and the lake water corroded the earth. Within a few seconds, Teng Qingshan and Pei San left the island. However, half of the island had already disappeared.
Master Liu San widened his eyes and screamed in disbelief, “My…my island!’
“Great Leader! Great Leader!” The men of the Horse Gang shouted out loud as they stood behind Master Liu San.
Master Liu San felt frustrated, worried, and sad. He wanted to cry, but the tears just wouldn’t come.
Initially, he thought that Teng Qingshan and Pei San would only turn the island into ruins. If that had happened, he just needed to rebuild the island. There was nothing to worry about. However, half of the island had disappeared. The huge part of the island could not be rebuilt.
“Teng Qingshan… Brother, that is the headquarters of the White Horse Gang. Give me some respect!” Master Liu San shouted internally.
Waves crashed and water splashed in all directions. Snow fell from the sky and fluttered elegantly. Soon, people could finally see Teng Qingshan and Pei San clearly. Teng Qingshan and Pei San both stood on the surface of the lake. Even after the intense fight, Teng Qingshan and Pei San weren’t injured at all.
Their veins were popping out and their faces flushed red.
The fast-paced combat was an exertion of psychological energy and physical energy. If the cultivator made a mistake, the opponent would immediately be given the chance to inflict serious injuries.
However, the two were perfect. None of them made any mistakes.
“Teng Qingshan, you are strong.” Pei San’s eyes lit up as he spoke.
“You too.” Teng Qingshan also felt that Pei San was a very difficult opponent.
Teng Qingshan and Pei San had engaged in a fast-paced combat and used their strongest attack. Still, the outcome of the duel was unknown.
“Teng Qingshan, do you remember what we said when we were drinking the other night?” Pei San’s aura gradually changed as he spoke, “If I die, please keep your promise.” As soon as he finished his words, the godly ape appeared behind Pei San. Simultaneously, his aura became frenzied, brutal, and aggressive.
Teng Qingshan narrowed his eyes and held his Reincarnation Spear with both hands.
They both knew what was about to happen!
Since the outcome of the duel could not be determined by the fast-paced combat and the strongest technique, a hand-to-hand fight was their only choice! If they fought hand-to-hand, it would be hard to predict the result of the fight, but the fight would eventually end. Back then, Liaoyuan, the monk dressed in yellow robes, and Pei San were able to figure out who’s the winner because they fought hand-to-hand while putting their lives at risk.
At the end of that fight, Pei San was severely wounded. As for Liaoyuan, his head was sliced off by Pei San’s knifelike hands.
“A close combat!” Pei San’s eyes looked bloody red. He went completely berserk as he shouted out, “Teng Qingshan, I am an expert in close combat
“And I am not afraid of you!” Teng Qingshan’s eyes reflected the madness of a wolf.
In Teng Qingshan’s previous life, he had engaged in many hand-to-hand combats. He practiced the Internal Martial Art. The cultivation of Internal Martial Art was known best for its close combat techniques. With the Reincarnation Spear, he could engage in both a long-range and short-range combats. Teng Qingshan considered his close combat techniques the best in the Land of the Nine Prefectures!
“Roar~~” Pei San emitted a roar that sounded just like the roar of the godly ape. Like a furious godly ape, he dashed towards Teng Qingshan.
Teng Qingshan gnashed his teeth. He held the Reincarnation Spear tightly and darted towards Pei San in a frenzied manner.
“Streak~~” Pei San pounced towards Teng Qingshan and grabbed Teng Qingshan with both hands.
Teng Qingshan yelled. The Reincarnation Spear appeared to have come to life as it was thrusted right and left. The spear smashed Pei San’s hands. Yet, Pei San didn’t care. He dodged and moved closer to Teng Qingshan again. Seeing this, Teng Qingshan grinned and pulled the Reincarnation Spear back.
Pei San hit the tip of the Reincarnation Spear twice. At the same time, he sneakily raised his knee and tried to hit Teng Qingshan.
Teng Qingshan countered the knee attack with his knee, and he did the knee strike even better than Pei San.
The two knees clashed and the two backed away from each other. Teng Qingshan’s right leg appeared boneless. His lower leg turned around and around like a wind turbine and locked onto Pei San’s waist. He then kicked Pei San, sending him almost one Li away. Instantly, the fierce Power of Teng Qingshan’s world blasted the surrounding waters away.
“Pu!” Pei San spat a mouthful of blood. He stared at Teng Qingshan in great astonishment.
This scene shocked Pei Xuelian and the others who were watching the fight in mid-air.
“Was Teacher really injured during a hand-to-hand fight?” Li Chao could not believe what he had just seen.
“How is this possible! No one has ever won my father in a hand-to-hand fight.” Pei Xuelian couldn’t see the fight clearly, but she saw her father spit blood out. “No… Father will be alright. He will be alright.” Pei Xuelian muttered as she attempted to comfort herself.
The members of the Heavenly God Palace were shocked and worried. On the other hand, the members of the Xing Yi Sect were extremely happy.
“Pei San just spat up blood.” Honglin shouted out joyously.
“He spat blood, while our father is fine.” Hongwu said loudly. Instantly, Teng Yongfan and Yuan Lan widened their eyes and looked over at Teng Qingshan and Pei San.
Li Jun talked to the Undying Phoenix and said, “They engaged in close combat. However, Qingshan managed to kick Pei San.”
“Haha. I can’t believe he is having a hand-to-hand fight with my teacher. My teacher is the Martial Ancestor of the Internal Martial Art.” Yang Dong laughed.
The Heavenly God Palace and the Xing Yi Sect showed different moods.
The millions of people watching the fight by the White Horse Lake were excited and shocked.
“I can’t believe Pei San spat blood. Pei San killed Huang Tianqin and Qin Shiqi, so I thought he would win. I didn’t expect him to spat up blood because of a kick.”
“Pei San did spit up blood, but Teng Qingshan is fine.”
Many people watching the fight discussed fervently.
Standing on the surface of the lake, Pei San stared at Teng Qingshan in disbelief. The Dao of Million Beasts was most effective in hand-to-hand combats. The techniques produced through the Dao of Million Beasts were extremely crazy and fierce, especially in hand-to-hand combats.
Pei San, don’t be shocked.” Teng Qingshan said as he smiled confidently, ” The foundation of the Internal Martial Art is the Twelve Forms of Xing Yi. The twelve forms are the forms of twelve rather special beasts. I have studied different types of close combat, and so, I am not afraid of engaging in a hand-to-hand fight.”
The close combat techniques of the Internal Martial Art were not created by Teng Qingshan alone.
Generations of gifted cultivators from Teng Qingshan’s previous world created the techniques and passed them to the next generation of cultivators. These techniques were not weaker than the techniques created by Pei San.
“The fight is still going on.” Pei San’s figure blurred as he dashed towards Teng Qingshan again.
Teng Qingshan held the Reincarnation Spear. Leaving behind an afterimage, he dashed and started fighting with Pei San again.
“The turn of a dragon!”
Suddenly, Teng Qingshan dived into the lake. Like a flood dragon that lived in the waters, he jumped out and dived back into the lake repeatedly, appearing and disappearing unpredictably. Teng Qingshan’s legs were extremely flexible and appeared almost boneless. The impressive attacks were moves Pei San did not expect.
Pei San’s body could handle these attacks. However, Pei San did not expect Teng Qingshan to curl his lower leg up while dodging and turning. When Teng Qingshan’s lower leg hooked onto Pei San, Pei San felt as though he was sliced by a knife.
Unlike Pei San, Teng Qingshan didn’t attack with his fists, knees, and head. Instead, he attacked with very special parts of the body. In addition, Teng Qingshan would hit Pei San’s joints with the shaft of the Reincarnation Spear. The force of the attack was peculiar as well. In fact, whenever Teng Qingshan hit Pei San’s joints, Pei San would feel as though someone was trying to remove his joints.
“How can the human body be this delicate?” Pei San was shocked as he continued fighting with Teng Qingshan.
He had never thought of attacking the opponent’s body in such a peculiar way.
Teng Qingshan was about to strike with his spear…
“Joint attack?” A fierce glint flashed in Pei San’s eyes. He didn’t defend at all. He blocked with his left hand and tried to grab Teng Qingshan with his right hand.
“Are you trying to die?” Teng Qingshan gritted his teeth and said.
The power of the Reincarnation Spear increased. Everyone knew that Teng Qingshan’s spear attacks were extremely powerful. Under normal circumstances, a spear attack that contained the full force had to be blocked with both hands. It was impossible for Pei San to block Teng Qingshan’s spear attack with one hand. Obviously, Pei San’s display of arrogance had angered Teng Qingshan.
The tip of the Reincarnation Spear knocked Pei San’s fingers away, piercing through Pei San’s left arm.
The tip of the spear penetrated Pei San’s arm.
“Whew!” At this moment, Pei San’s right claw was about to touch Teng Qingshan.
Teng Qingshan then pulled the spear with his right hand. With his left hand, he tried to block Pei San’s right hand. With Teng Qingshan’s close combat skills, he could definitely defend himself against Pei San’s claw.
The two cultivators’ hands intertwined.
Teng Qingshan felt a painful sensation on his left hand. Pei San’s right claw tore into Teng Qingshan’s chest. Immediately, Teng Qingshan aroused the internal energy. His muscles and bones changed. A dent appeared on his chest. “Walla~~” Pei San’s sharp claw was still tearing away the inner armor worn by Teng Qingshan and tearing away bloody chunks of flesh. This scene was extremely bloody.
Suddenly, the two strongest cultivators backed away from each other.
It was complete silence! The millions of people around the White Horse Lake became so quiet. The members of the Heavenly God Palace and the members of the Xing Yi Sect were both shocked.
Li Jun, Teng Shou, Yang Dong, Hongwu, Honglin, and the others could see Teng Qingshan’s bloody chest. As for Pei San, his clothes were torn and he had many wounds on his body. Pei San’s left arm appeared strangely twisted. It was obvious that Pei San’s left arm became crippled.
Teng Qingshan took a deep breath. He controlled his muscle and prevented more blood from flowing out of the wounds in his chest. However, because the wound in his chest was too big, Teng Qingshan’s use of his physical strength and performance of the close combat techniques were negatively affected. Fortunately, the force of Teng Qingshan’s close combat techniques originated from the Power of His World. Therefore, even if he couldn’t use his physical strength, it would be okay.
His attack would still be powerful.
“Pei San, you learned the joint attacks?” Teng Qingshan stared at Pei San in disbelief.
“Haha…” Pei San, who was severely injured, laughed and said, “Teng Qingshan, I have to thank you! I have to thank you! You taught me that I shouldn’t fight like a beast in a hand-to-hand fight.” With this, he laughed loudly and started attacking Teng Qingshan again. At this moment, he could no longer use his left arm.
“Pei San, surrender.” There was no way Teng Qingshan was going to lose to Pei San, who could only fight with one hand.
The two shadows on the surface of the lake disappeared. Then, the two shadows intertwined and appeared in the center of the lake.
“Slash~~” Pei San ignored his seriously injured body and continued attacking ruthlessly. Occasionally, he would let Teng Qingshan injure him so that he could hurt Teng Qingshan. However, the strange thing was that Pei San’s eyes became brighter and brighter. He became more and more excited. He even shouted out loud as he fought, “Yes! This is the way! Haha! This is amazing.”
Teng Qingshan and Pei San backed away from each other again. At this moment, Pei San’ entire body was covered in blood. The injuries on his right hand were so severe that he could no longer use his right hand.
“Pei San, why don’t you just admit defeat? Are you really trying to die?” Although Teng Qingshan had injuries as well, he was definitely winning. After all, Pei San couldn’t even use both his arms anymore.
“Father! Father!” Pei Xuelian, who hovered in mid-air, cried out. Tears welled up in her eyes.
“How is this possible? Teacher? Is our teacher losing?” Li Chao, the King of Beasts Wu Hou, and Pei Hao could see the insane-looking grin on Pei San’s face. They couldn’t believe their eyes.
Teng Qingshan is going to win!”
“Pei San is losing! He is physically impaired.”
The millions of people that came from all over the Land of the Nine Prefectures exclaimed in surprise and sighed continuously. They all thought that they were witnessing the end of an exceptional demon. At this moment, Pei san looked very embarrassing. He couldn’t lift his arms. His body was covered with so many wounds. Could Pei San, a cultivator who mainly fought with his hands, still fight with Teng Qingshan?
On the White Horse Lake, the snowfall became heavier and heavier. The people who were watching the fight could no longer see the fight clearly. They could only see two shadowy figures standing on the surface of the White Horse Lake. Currently, only the truly powerful cultivators could see Pei San’s and Teng Qingshan’s injuries.
“Pei San, just surrender.” Teng Qingshan said as he held his Reincarnation Spear.
Pei San emitted his eerie laugh and said, “Are you joking? Teng Qingshan… Prepare to receive my last move!” As soon as Pei San finished his words, his aura changed. He became like the god that split the heaven and earth apart. Pei San leaped up and raised his right leg up high. At this moment, his right leg was like a huge axe that was about to split the heaven and earth apart.
Buzz~~~ When Pei San kicked his leg up high, the heavens and earth trembled.
“What?” Teng Qingshan’s facial expression changed.
Instantly, the world disappeared. Everything around him became dark. While he was in the dark, he felt this forceful kick! Teng Qingshan wanted to move his body, but his body was too slow. He couldn’t dodge the kick coming from Pei San. He wanted to thrust his Reincarnation Spear out, but the Reincarnation Spear was moving too slow!
His movements instantly became much slower.
It was impossible to dodge! There was not enough time to defend!
“Quick! Quick!” Teng Qingshan held the Reincarnation Spear. He tried to speed up the movement of the Reincarnation Spear so that this terrifying kick could be blocked, the Reincarnation Spear was just not quick enough.
“Rumble~~” Before Pei San’s feet even touched Teng Qingshan, Teng Qingshan already felt the vibration of Pei San’s powerful energy. Teng Qingshan started trembling. He felt helpless, like a baby teased by a giant. He couldn’t fight back at all.
Death was extremely near!
“I don’t want to die! I don’t want to die! Father! Mother! Little Jun… Hongwu! Linlin…” Teng Qingshan’s mind was filled with pictures of his family members. He didn’t want to die, but he couldn’t block Pei San’s kick.
“Too slow! Too slow!” Teng Qingshan felt that the Reincarnation Spear was too slow!
In his previous life, he died after he fought against the two giants of the God Kingdom. However, when he died in his previous life, he was happy. He was happy that he saved his brother’s life. In Teng Qingshan’s previous life, he didn’t care about anything… Cat had died a long time ago and he yearned for nothing in the previous world.
He did not want to die!
The previous life and this life…
Everything was bursting like bubbles.
“Am I going to die again?” Teng Qingshan felt hopeless! He felt so sad.
Teng Qingshan felt as though he was dying. He was certain that he was going to die again. He could feel life creeping away and death slowly approaching.
While Pei San was performing this kick, he was observing Teng Qingshan. When he saw the expression of despair on Teng Qingshan’s face, he sighed. However, when Teng Qingshan was about to die, his Reincarnation Spear suddenly became incredibly fast.
The Reincarnation Spear clashed with Pei San’s leg. The clash caused an explosion in the world.
It was as though a giant was tearing the heaven and earth apart.
Something blasted through the heaven and earth. Suddenly, this huge black hole appeared out of nowhere. The millions of people around the White Horse Lake widened their eyes. They were stunned by what they were seeing. This huge black hole appeared above the White Horse Lake. Then, the black hole became smaller and smaller. Eventually, it disappeared.
“The void was broken!”
“The void was broken!!”
“The void was broken!!”
Everyone around the White Horse Lake exclaimed in great astonishment. The millions of people started cheering continuously. Their praises were so loud. Everyone was cheering. The members of the Emperor Yu’s Hall, who hated Teng Qingshan and Pei San, were dumbfounded. They were shocked out of their wits.
Everyone knew what the breaking of the void meant!
The scariest thing was… The breaking of the void happened after the two clashed. What does this mean?
It meant that both of them became Omnipotent Experts!!!
Two Omnipotent Experts!!!
This has never happened before.
“Life and Death. Death and Life. I see. So this is what the final step means.” Teng Qingshan muttered to himself. He stared at Pei San, who was nearby, and smiled. “I will call this last spear attack ‘Reincarnation.’ When Pei San was about to kill Teng Qingshan, Teng Qingshan comprehended the meaning of Life and Death as a unity.
When Life and Death merge as one, it becomes reincarnation.
The unity of Life and Death was the origin of the numerous reincarnations.
“I was confused for a very long time.” Pei San said with a smile, “The Dao of Million Beasts… The Dao of Million Beasts… The Spirit of the million beasts is a human being! The form of the million beasts is also a human being! Whether it’s the flood dragon, the dragon turtle, the godly ape or any types of living creatures… The human body is the best form. It is the form that holds the most profound secrets of the world. The human body is perfect.”
After the two said these words, they closed their eyes.
“Rumble~~” A series of changes were happening in Teng Qingshan’s Niwan Palace. The Power of his World transformed into a grey color. Power merged continuously within his Niwan Palace. The colors in his Niwan Palace were changing. In the end, the Niwan Palace became this grey ‘egg’ and inexhaustible power of chaos with the density of liquid mercury flowed within the egg.
The chaos became one and returned back to the origin.
Everything regained its original form!
There was no life and no death!
This is the beginning of the world.” Teng Qingshan said to himself, “The Land of the Nine Prefectures is like a growing giant. The world formed by the Niwan Palace of the Omnipotent Expert is now like an unhatched egg. Chaos has returned. Chaos then regained its original form. Death now seemed lively.”
At the same time, an inexhaustible amount of power from the chaos and origin spread throughout Teng Qingshan’s entire body.
All of Teng Qingshan’s bones started cracking. Every part of his body, including his skin, was changing. The power within his body continued to increase exponentially. Every increase was incredible. Currently, Teng Qingshan could kill an Insightful Emptiness Realm Expert with just a slap.
The skin, bones, and other parts of his body continued to change, becoming stronger and stronger and reaching an unbelievable level.
The godly armor that Teng Qingshan was wearing and the Reincarnation Spear that he held in his hand were also changing. However, his physical transformation was much more intense.
After a long long time…
His body and weapons finally stopped changing.
The snowfall had stopped.
Teng Qingshan and Pei San opened their eyes almost at the same time. They stared at each other and started laughing. At this moment, the injuries on Pei San’s arms completely disappeared. There were no wounds on his body. The wounds on Teng Qingshan’s body were also healed. As a matter of fact, there weren’t even scars.
“I can’t believe the Omnipotent Experts are this powerful.” Pei San couldn’t help but say. He sighed and clenched his fist, causing the atmosphere to tremble.
“Omnipotent Experts are very powerful indeed. Although our worlds are still in their embryonic forms, they are at the same level as the Land of the Nine Prefectures. The Land of the Nine Prefectures would be a life form, while the Niwan Palace of the Omnipotent Expert would be like an unhatched egg. Both are alive. Both are at least at the same level.
Teng Qingshan smiled and said, “The Land of the Nine Prefectures can no longer suppress us.”
Life has its limits.
One’s body had its limit. These limits were set by the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Life forms had always been restrained by the environment. As a result, humans could only exert at most 800000 Jin. Actually, a human body could be much stronger through cultivation. Still, the human body would still be restrained by the world. However, people who had reached the Omnipotent Realm would no longer be restrained by the world.
Teng Qingshan’s and Pei San’s physical strength had reached an incredible level.
“I see why Omnipotent Experts would give their Omnipotent Armors away.” Pei San said with a smile.
Teng Qingshan smiled and said, “Why would we need Omnipotent Armors when we have become this powerful?” Teng Qingshan held the Reincarnation Spear as he spoke. If he just used a little bit of strength, he could crush the Reincarnation Spear, a weapon enhanced by the power of the Omnipotent Expert! The body of the Omnipotent Expert had become stronger than the Omnipotent Armor.
Naturally, Omnipotent Experts had no need for weapons and armors.
Cheers sounded around the White Horse Lake. However, Teng Qingshan and Pei San frowned. They looked at each other. They could sense instructions coming from the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Although the instructions were unclear, they knew what this world wanted them to do. The Land of the Nine Prefectures wanted the two to break through the void and leave this world even before they reached the end of their lifespan, which is 500 years old.
If they refused, the world would reject their existences and cast them out of this world
“I finally know why the Omnipotent Experts can only remain in the Land of the Nine Prefectures for a limited number of years.” Pei San said with a smile.
“It can’t be helped.” Teng Qingshan smiled back as he responded, “If we don’t leave, the Land of the Nine Prefectures will try its best to cast us out of this world.”
The heavens exist.
The world has its own principles and rules. People who have reached the Omnipotent Realm have crossed the limit set by the world. Therefore, the world had no choice but to force the Omnipotent Expert to leave even before he or she turned five hundred years old. If the Omnipotent Expert refused to leave, the world will just send the Omnipotent Expert out of this world as according to the rules.
“Teng Qingshan, when do you plan to break through the void and leave?” Pei San asked with a smile.
Teng Qingshan responded with just a grin.
Since he reached the Omnipotent Realm, he could distinctly sense that the world could not restrain him. If he used his strength, he could even break the world and make a hole anywhere.
“I am not leaving yet.” Teng Qingshan answered.
“I am planning to break the void and leave after my daughter gets married.” Pei San said with a smile, “There is nothing in the Land of the Nine Prefectures that attracts my attention. I do wonder where I will go after I break the void. I am very curious. That is where I should go. Teng Qingshan, you and I should be companions. We should leave together.”
No one knows what happens after the void is broken, but Pei San really wanted Teng Qingshan to leave with him.
“You don’t feel attached to the Land of the Nine Prefectures, but I do. I don’t want to go.” Teng Qingshan shook his head and said.
Pei San looked disappointed as he shook his head and said, “Oh well… However, you and I have both benefited from this fight… We have both reached the Omnipotent Realm. Haha, I guess this is a perfect ending.”
Teng Qingshan happily laughed along.
Those who were able to reach the Omnipotent Realm are no longer restrained by the Land of the Nine Prefectures. They could do anything they want. The feeling of no longer being restrained by the Land of the Nine Prefectures was beautiful.
The two stared at each other and smiled. They then flew back to where their family members were located.
Within a flash, the two appeared beside their family members. They were so fast that even the Undying Phoenix was much slower than them. As a matter of fact, they didn’t even try to move fast. Indeed, this is the power of the Omnipotent Expert! They are invincible and unparalleled. The Land of the Nine Prefectures could no longer restrain them.
It’s no wonder that Omnipotent Experts could conquer the world if they wanted to!
“Break the void!”
The numerous people around the White Horse Lake were extremely excited. They cheered fervently. The Land of the Nine Prefectures has not seen an Omnipotent Expert for years. Martial Ancestor Shiga was the last one. Since then, two thousand years have passed. Yet, after the fight on the White Horse Lake, two Omnipotent Experts appeared. This was unbelievable.
When Teng Qingshan appeared in the building near the shore of the White Horse Lake, Li Jun, Hongwu, and Honglin ran over and hugged him. The whole family held each other tightly.
“Qingshan.” Teng Yongfan’s eyes widened as he stared at Teng Qingshan.
“Father… Mother…” Teng Qingshan smiled and said.
“You…you…” Teng Yongfan stuttered as he spoke, “Did you become an Omnipotent Expert?”
Yuan Lan, who was beside him, stuttered as well. “An Omnipotent Expert like the Emperor Yu and Heavenly Emperor of Qin Mountains?”
Teng Qingshan nodded.
Teng Yongfan and Yuan Lan stared at each other. Yuan Lan looked dumbfounded as she asked, “Old man, is my son at the same level as Emperor Yu and Heavenly Emperor of the Qin Mountains?” The couple from the countryside couldn’t fathom how their son became an Omnipotent Expert, figures mentioned only in the legends of the Land of the Nine Prefectures.
Who was Emperor Yu, Heavenly Emperor of Qin Mountains, or the Martial Ancestor Shiga? They were people revered as Gods.
Teng Qingshan created the Internal Martial Art for this world and reached the Omnipotent Realm. In the future, he would also be revered as a god by millions of people.
“Did our son really rise to this level?” Teng Yongfan touched his face as he asked himself, “Heavens! I can’t believe I have such a powerful son.”
Teng Shou, Yang Dong, Xue Xin, and the others were extremely excited.
The disciples of the Xing Yi Sect who had gathered outside the building cheered continuously. Their cheering noises were so loud. Their Sovereign… The Martial Ancestor of the Internal Martial Art had reached the Omnipotent Realm… This meant that the branch of Internal Martial Art will rise even higher. The branch of Internal Martial Art will become extremely powerful.
“Grandpa, are you an Omnipotent Expert?” Xiuxiu’s clear-sounding voice rang.
Teng Qingshan looked down. He smiled and held Xiuxiu in his arms.
“But… Grandpa, what is an Omnipotent Expert?” Xiuxiu asked as she stared at Teng Qingshan with her big innocent eyes. At this age, she didn’t understand the meaning of an Omnipotent Expert.
“Hahahaha…” Immediately, everyone in the house laughed.
The fight on the White Horse Lake ended. Even after the fight that happened on the 18th of December had ended for a long time, the people in the Land of the Nine Prefectures were still talking about the legendary fight. Discussions about this fight continued for a long time. Storytellers would talk about the fight amidst the snow on the lake. After all, this was the fight that gave birth to two Omnipotent Experts!
Even after ten thousand years or a hundred thousand years, the world would still remember the fight on the White horse Lake.
The Wan Xiang Sect even specially wrote a book about this fight. The title of this book was called The Ultimate Fight on the White Horse Lake.
In the East Flower Garden, located in the Xing Yi Sect on the Great Yan Mountain in Yangzhou:
“Father, did you read what this book is saying? It is very interesting.” Hongwu grinned and said as he walked into the study room with a book in his hand.
“What did the book say?” Teng Qingshan placed his writing brush down and responded with a smile.
“This is what it says.” Hongwu answered with a smile, “The book said that the Emperor Yu became the Omnipotent Expert six thousand years ago. The Heavenly Emperor of the Qin Mountains became the Omnipotent Expert five thousand years ago. The Poetic Sword God Li Taibai became an Omnipotent Expert two thousand years ago. And now, two Omnipotent Experts appeared at the same time. On average, one Omnipotent Expert should appear every thousand years. After the Martial Ancestor Shiga died, there were no Omnipotent Experts for over two thousand years. If an Omnipotent Expert should appear every one thousand years, there should be an accumulation of two Omnipotent. And so, two Omnipotent Experts emerged at the same time.”
Teng Qingshan burst out in laughter as he said, “An accumulation? Can you accumulate the numbers of Omnipotent Experts?”
“But Father… If you think about it, it made sense.” Hongwu said with a smile.
Teng Qingshan nodded and said, “True. One Omnipotent Expert appears every one thousand years.”
“Alright. Why don’t you go practice your fist techniques? Let me finish writing my cultivation book.” Teng Qingshan said with a smile.
“Yes, father.” Hongwu immediately left.
Teng Qingshan continued writing his cultivation book. Ever since he reached the Omnipotent Realm and had comprehended the principles of the chaos and origin, he knew the Internal Martial Art perfectly well. He could easily create a new cultivation technique after just some time of contemplation.
At this point, he finally understood why the Mani Temple had so many cultivation methods and techniques. This was because Omnipotent Experts could easily create new cultivation methods and techniques.
Ever since he became an Omnipotent Expert, he started living a very leisure life. He accompanied his family. Occasionally, he would write the next cultivation book. Sometimes, he would instruct the elites of the Xing Yi Sect. The gifted cultivators of the Internal Martial Art would always be extremely excited and agitated whenever they encountered Teng Qingshan. Currently, Teng Qingshan was a godlike figure in the branch of Internal Martial Art.
A year had passed since the fight on the White Horse Lake.
In the Heavenly God Palace in Qingzhou:
On the 18th of this month…
Today, lanterns and colorful decorations were hung everywhere in the Heavenly God Palace. The place looked festive. Today was the wedding day of Pei San’s daughter and Pei San’s eldest disciple. Pei Xuelian and Li Chao were getting married. Back then, Pei San was only kidding. However, when he went back home after the fight, he mentioned it again. Unexpectedly, they agreed and really decided to be husband and wife.
The marriage of the Pei Xuelian and Li Chao would be a huge event in the Heavenly God Palace.
The higher-status individuals of the Heavenly God Palace all came with valuable gifts. Invitations were sent out to the Emperor Yu’s Hall, the Ying Family, the Gui Yuan Sect, the Snow Hawk Sect, and other major sects. After all, Pei San was an Omnipotent Expert in the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Who wouldn’t honor the marriage of the daughter of an Omnipotent Expert?
Even though the Emperor Yu’s Hall held a grudge against the Heavenly God Palace in the past, the Emperor Yu’s Hall pretended as though nothing happened.
“Ying Haitong of the Ying Family is here!” A person who welcomed the guest shouted out loud.
“Brother Haitong.” The groom, Li Chao, came out and greeted the Emptiness Realm Expert himself.
“Brother Li, it’s your wedding day. How can you be here?”
Laughters sounded continuously in the Heavenly God Palace. It was normal to see Innate Experts here. There were also many Emptiness Realm Experts. The individuals who ruled over different parts of the land were all well-behaved here.
“Sovereign Teng of the Xing Yi Sect has arrived!” The individual who welcomed the guest shouted. His voice trembled as he welcomed Teng Qingshan. He didn’t dare to call Teng Qingshan by his full name.
“Sovereign Teng is here.”
“It is Teng Qingshan.” Many people in the spacious hall of the palace whispered to each other. They had been looking forward to meeting Teng Qingshan.
“Is Brother Qingshan here?”
A loud and clear voice rang. Pei San never came out when the other guests arrived. And now, Pei San had appeared. He walked out of the hall with a big smile on his face. Soon, Pei San saw Teng Qingshan, who wore a white cloak, and Li Jun, who wore a white dress. Teng Qingshan and Li Jun looked perfect together as they approached Pei San swiftly.
Immediately, Pei San cupped his hands and shouted, “Brother Qingshan!”
“Brother Pei,” said Teng Qingshan as he smiled and cupped his hands.
Teng Qingshan and Pei San were the only two Omnipotent Experts in the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Naturally, they cherished each other. Pei San was able to become an Omnipotent Expert because he was inspired by Teng Qingshan. He was able to comprehend the last step because of Teng Qingshan. Similarly, Teng Qingshan was able to comprehend the final step when he was about to be kicked to death by Pei San.
When Teng Qingshan and Pei San walked into the hall together, all the guests in the hall stood up and bowed. Teng Qingshan nodded and smiled. Youngsters, who came with their parents, were extremely excited when they saw Teng Qingshan. They wanted to approach Teng Qingshan and talk to Teng Qingshan but they didn’t dare at all.
“Sovereign Teng is so young.” Near the corner of the hall, a girl who had come with her father could be heard. She was so excited that her face turned red.
“Sovereign Teng reached the Innate Realm at the age of seventeen. Of course he looks young!” Her father grinned and responded.
Teng Qingshan sat on the main seat and watched Pei Xuelian and Li Chao engage in the ritual for the wedding ceremony. Teng Qingshan and Li Jun had to attend Pei Xuelian’s marriage. After all, Li Jun was Pei Xuelian’s disciple. This time, they had come to mend their relationship. Since Teng Qingshan and Pei San had become friends, Pei Xuelian and Li Jun naturally shouldn’t be estranged from each other.
“To the bridal room!” A loud voice sounded. Li Chao then held Pei Xuelian’s hand and left the hall.
“Hahahahaha!” Pei San guffawed loudly.
“Brother Pei, I rarely see you in such a cheerful mood.” Teng Qingshan said with a smile.
“I had always wished to see Xuelian married. And now, my last wish is fulfilled.” Pei San stared at Teng Qingshan. When the two talked, they would isolate the space they occupied to prevent anyone from listening. “Qingshan, I am going to break through the void and leave the Land of the Nine Prefectures tomorrow.” Pei San suddenly said.
“Tomorrow?” Teng Qingshan was very shocked. He didn’t expect Pei San to leave this world so soon.
“If it wasn’t because of my daughter’s wedding, I would have left immediately after reaching the Omnipotent Realm. But now, my daughter is married. I have nothing to worry about… I just really want to know what is beyond the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Where did the Great Yu, Ying Zheng, and Li Taibai go…” Pei San said with a yearning expression.
Teng Qingshan was curious too.
Indeed. Where do people go after they break through the void?
During night time, Teng Qingshan and Li Jun did not return to the Xing Yi Sect. Instead, they stayed at the Heavenly God Palace. Pei San would break away from the void tomorrow and leave the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Naturally, Teng Qingshan had to see Pei San off.
While Li Jun and Teng Qingshan were both lying on the boat, Li Jun asked, “Pei San is going to break away from the void and leave the Land of the Nine Prefectures. You…you won’t leave, right?”
“Don’t overthink.” Teng Qingshan held Li Jun tightly and comforted, “I won’t leave even if someone tried to force me to leave. I won’t have a good wife and a good son if I leave the Land of the Nine Prefectures.”
Li Jun chuckled and said, “You are an Omnipotent Expert. Yet, you are still a smooth talker.”
Hearing this, Teng Qingshan just laughed. He didn’t say anything.
“By the way, Qingshan…” Li Jun frowned and asked, “Where do the Omnipotent Experts go after they break through the void?”
“I don’t know.” Teng Qingshan shook his head as he said, “I have seen the stone tablet that belonged to Li Taibai and Li Taibai doesn’t know the answer as well. No one knows. Unless you try it yourself, you won’t know where this pathway leads to… However, once you set foot on this pathway, there is no coming back.”
Li Jun nodded.
None of the Omnipotent Experts came back.
“Just sleep. Don’t think too much.” Teng Qingshan chuckled and said.
The night went by and a new day arrived.
Teng Qingshan and Li Jun, as well as the newlywed Pei Xuelian and Li Chao, were standing outside a backyard in the Heavenly God Palace. However, Pei San, who was about to break through the void, was nowhere to be seen.
“That is father’s forbidden area. No one is allowed in there.” Pei Xuelian stared at the backyard door and said, “All I know is that there’s the tomb in that backyard. I don’t know whose tomb it is.”
“You are still so young.” Li Chao, who stood beside her, laughed and said, “Teacher must have experienced something before your birth and before he took me in as his disciple. Everyone has secrets. Don’t think too much.”
Teng Qingshan and Li Jun waited silently at the side.
After a while—
Pei San, who was wearing all black, came out of the backyard and smiled at the crowd waiting for him outside. He then said, “Brother Qingshan, sorry to keep you waiting.”
“There’s no rush.” Teng Qingshan said with a smile.
“Xuelian.” Pei San turned and looked at his daughter. Immediately, Pei Xuelian could no longer hold back her tears as she threw herself into her father’s arms. She knew that her father would never be back again. Pei San held his daughter tightly, allowing her to cry as much as she wanted. Tears welled up in Pei San’s eyes. After all, he had raised his daughter by himself.
“Chao.” Pei San looked at Li Chao and said with a smile, “Please take care of Xuelian. Don’t disappoint me.”
“Don’t worry, Teacher.” Li Chao said with a confident grin.
Pei San nodded in contentment. He had watched Li Chao mature. He knew Li Chao’s personality very well.
“Mhm.” Pei San turned and looked over at his other disciples, Su Mengte, the King of Beasts Wu Hou. He then looked at his brother Pei Hao and said, “Fifth Brother, I am leaving first.”
Pei Hao nodded and sighed as he said emotionally. “All our other brothers have died. If they knew that you could achieve the Omnipotent Realm, they would be extremely happy.”
Pei San nodded. He felt a complicated mix of emotions.
His family members all died, one after another.
“Alright. Let’s be concise.” Pei San stared at Li Chao and Pei Xualian. He then said, “Chao, I am leaving my weapon and Omnipotent Armor behind. I will leave the Omnipotent Armor to you.”
Li Chao responded with a nod.
“Father, where will you go after you break free from the void? I…I…” Pei Xuelian wanted to say something, but she just didn’t know how to put it into words.
“Why don’t you ask Brother Qingshan. Even the Omnipotent Experts do not know what is beyond the void and where this final step takes us…” Pei San said with a smile, “Alright. I have left behind many secret cultivation techniques and Omnipotent Armors. I will only take with me this plain clothing, which I am wearing now, and the tiny cauldron.”
Pei San reached beneath his clothes and took out a tiny cauldron that looked exactly like Teng Qingshan’s tiny cauldron. He then said, “This little cauldron has been with me in my previous life and in this life. This precious item is alive. Even if I gave it to you, this item will leave anyway. Considering that it is still with me when I am about to break free from the void, I should take it with me.”
Teng Qingshan nodded.
He understood what Pei San was saying… Pei San was previously Xiang Fanchen and he had this tiny cauldron when he was Xiang Fanchen. When he reincarnated, he still had the tiny cauldron.
“Brother Qingshan, I am leaving. I am asking you one last time. Would you like to leave the Land of the Nine Prefectures venture beyond the black hole with me?” Pei San stared at Teng Qingshan as he asked.
Li Jun’s facial expression changed.
Teng Qingshan stared at Pei San with a smile. He then turned and stared at his wife, who looked very worried. He held his wife’s hand and said, “Elder Brother Pei, in my opinion, nowhere is as important as home. My home is in the Land of the Nine Prefectures. I will not leave this place.”
“Nowhere is as important as home?” Pei San shook his head and sighed as he responded, “Nevermind. You will still have to leave you have lived for five hundred years. Anyway, Brother Qingshan, I will leave first.”
Immediately, Pei San raised his right hand and the Power of Chaotic Origin flowed into his right hand. He then waved his right hand forcefully.
A huge black hole with the height of three Zhang appeared in front of Pei San. The black hole was so dark that it was impossible to see what was within the hole.
“Others bring nothing when they come into this world, and they leave this world with nothing. I came into this world with the cauldron of the nine prefectures, and I will leave with the cauldron of the nine prefectures. Haha…” Pei San laughed and stepped out, falling into the huge hole.
“Father!” Pei Xuelian immediately shouted out, kneeling down in tremendous emotional pain.
“Teacher!” Li Chao, Su Mengte, and the King of Beasts Wu Hou all knelt down.
Teng Qingshan and Li Jun just stood there.
“Qingshan, when Pei San left, he said you will leave after you have lived for five hundred years?” Li Jun hastily asked.
Teng Qingshan nodded and said, “Omnipotent Experts can’t stay in the Land of the Nine Prefectures forever. We can only live for five hundred years. When they reach the limit of their lifespan, they will be forced out of the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Even if I don’t leave, this world will force me out. This is the rule of this world. By then, I will have to leave the Land of the Nine Prefectures like how Pei San did. By then, I might leave with the tiny cauldron as well…”
Suddenly, Teng Qingshan’s expression changed drastically.
“Qingshan, what’s wrong?” Li Jun, freaked out by Teng Qingshan’s expression, shouted out.
Teng Qingshan waved his hands and this black hole appeared. Teng Qingshan stared at this mysterious black hole. He couldn’t see anything beyond the darkness in that hole. Then, he muttered to himself, “I always wondered why the Cauldron of the Land of the Nine Prefectures appeared in that world… But I know now…”
“Qingshan? Qingshan?” Li Jun was scared when she saw Teng Qingshan’s expression.
Teng Qingshan looked over at Li Jun with a weird smile. “Little Jun. I think I know where Omnipotent Experts go after they break free from the void.