Dozens of feet underground, Chen Guo ate a mouthful of sand and asked, “Daozu, what technique is this? Why do I have to keep chewing sand?”
Demonic cultivator, “Your earth spiritual root is too weak to perform my escape technique, and the sand contains extremely strong earth spirit energy. As long as you use the technique I taught you, you can temporarily refine the earth spirit energy and you won’t be slower than those cultivators flying on swords.”
Chen Guo thought for a while. “My water root is not bad. Daozu, aren't you born with a single water root? Is there a water escape technique? I can drink water instead. Sand is too unpalatable.”
Demonic cultivator, “Am I asking you to eat? I’m asking you to refine! To think, as a generation of Daoist Grandmaster, which one of my disciples in the sect weren’t talented and savvy? How did I end up with a stupid donkey like you? If I hadn't predicted that you and I have a chance encounter, hmph!”
Chen Guo defended aggrievedly, “Daozu, all your disciples have single spiritual root, while I have four. How can I compare to them?”
Demonic cultivator, “So what if you have four-element spiritual root? As long as you’re obedient, I naturally can raise you to become a single spiritual root.”
Chen Guo was overjoyed. “Daozu, can you refine the fetal sculpting talisman too? I heard that Jing-laozu of Frostcloud Sect has received your inheritance!”
The demonic cultivator froze. “O-Of course I know how to make the fetal sculpting talisman. What trick did that Jing Yue kid not learn from me?”
Chen Guo was puzzled. “Kid? Isn’t he your fourth disciple?”
Demonic cultivator, “T-That’s my endearment for him. Why do you talk so much? Even a mouthful of sand couldn’t stop you. Do you still want your chance encounter? Hurry up and refine it!”
“Oh,” Chen Guo agreed good-naturedly but thought inwardly that he didn’t have to use his mouth when talking in the divine consciousness.
On the other side, Jing Yue and Qin Yanzhi reached the blue light faster than the Desert Snake Tower, but there were already people waiting there.
“Hall of Fiery Pill is doing business here. Irrelevant people should leave as soon as possible!” a golden core Zhenren shouted brusquely.
Before Jing Yue could say anything, he heard someone behind him say, “Since this is a chance encounter near Megasun City, of course, those who see it will have a share. Is the Hall of Fiery Pill trying to hog it?”
The golden core’s eyes darkened and he gritted his teeth. “Desert Snake Tower! Are you here too?”
“Jiang-daoyou, you must be kidding. How many years has it been since a vision occurred in Miniwest Lu region? Are there any immortal sects from nearby that wouldn’t come?”
Golden core, “Oh? But the vision is not necessarily a chance encounter.”
The Desert Snake Tower Daoist smiled. “Then why are you staying here? Why don't you go away quickly and let us waste our time here instead?”
Golden core, “You!”
He was anxious. More than 100 years ago, the two factions had friction over the matter involving the mayor of Megasun City. Although Hall of Fiery Pill made amends to Desert Snake Tower later, Hall of Fiery Pill didn’t gain any advantage out of it and even offended that ancestor from Frostcloud Sect. Thus, although the two factions looked peaceful on the surface, there was animosity in their hearts.
Now that the opportunity was right in front and the other party was so aggressive, why should he be polite? So he said, “Bai Dianfeng, are you determined to fight against Hall of Fiery Pill?”
The Daoist called Bai Dianfeng glanced at him contemptuously, expressing that he was wasting his breath.
Golden Core, “Very well!”
As soon as the words left his mouth, he had already released his coercion, and many lower-ranked cultivators at the scene hunched over in discomfort like shrimps.
Bai Dianfeng narrowed his eyes, took a few steps forward, and directly exchanged blows with the other party.
The two fought ferociously and no one paid any attention to Jing Yue and Qin Yanzhi on the side.
Jing Yue stared in awe at the blue light like the blue waves of the ocean while Qin Yanzhi looked at Jing Yue's side profile reflected by the blue light. Something came to his mind and the bottom of his eyes rippled with nostalgia and tenderness.
Suddenly, a small bulge appeared out of the yellow sand beside them, and a person emerged from the yellow sand—it was Chen Guo.
When Chen Guo finally saw the light of day again, he felt extremely strong coercion attacking him, almost knocking him unconscious. If not for the soul power channeled to him by the Daozu in his consciousness, he probably would have fallen back into the sand cave.
Demonic cultivator, “Can you get any worse than this? You can even faint from such a weak pressure! Can I still count on you to seize the chance encounter?”
Chen Guo said pitifully, “Those two fighting must be Foundation Establishment experts. I'm only at the Qi Refining stage. Of course, I can't withstand it.”
The demonic cultivator took a deep breath and lamented his misfortune. Not to mention his failure of taking possession, he originally wanted to slowly restore the soul, but in the end, he had to give his soul power out instead. His heart swelled with anger and scolded, “Are you a pig? What Foundation Establishment? They are obviously Golden Core!”
Chen Guo's expression became more pitiful. Although he didn't say anything, the meaning was clearly, ‘Wasn’t it more reason for me to faint?’
The demonic cultivator wanted to curse again when he suddenly noticed the two people beside him—Chen Jing and Chen Qin? They arrived so soon?
He instantly became alert, thinking that these two were not simple either.
Chen Guo also noticed the two brothers from the branch family and was suddenly embarrassed and surprised. “You guys are here too, hehe…”
Qin Yanzhi, “Yes, what a coincidence.”
Chen Guo, “Yeah, what a coincidence.”
In his consciousness, the demonic cultivator asked Chen Guo, “Have you heard of these two people before?”
Chen Guo, “I've only heard of Chen Jing. He is very famous among the children of the branch family.”
Demonic cultivator, “What’s his background?”
Chen Guo, “Nothing much, just the best aptitude in our generation with a high level of cultivation.”
Demonic cultivator, “How high?”
Chen Guo, “At least level 7 or 8 Qi Refining, I think?”
The demonic cultivator felt that after he had merged with the young man's soul, his patience decreased day by day. He was about to scold the other party when suddenly, the blue light thickened and filled with metal sharpness, causing many weapons in the field to hum at the same time.
The cultivators felt as if a sharp blade was scraping on their bodies and immediately stepped back but Qin Yanzhi didn't move. Instead, he exclaimed in surprise and said, “What a powerful weapon!”
Only Jing Yue stepped forward. Qin Yanzhi reached out and grabbed him, and the two were swallowed by the blue light together.
Seeing that Chen Guo was still standing there stupidly, the demonic cultivator said angrily, “Are you trying to piss me off? Hurry up and move!”
Chen Guo said in fear, “But the blue light…”
Demonic cultivator, “I’ll protect you with my soul energy, okay? Move!”
Chen Guo said happily, “Okay! Daozu, you’re so kind.”
So he followed the two of them into the blue light, and the price was that the demonic cultivator's soul got a little smaller.
At this time, the Hall of Fiery Pill and Desert Snake Tower, who had just fought fiercely, stopped fighting. The two golden core zhenren looked at each other and waved their hands at the same time. “Charge!”
As for Jing Yue and Qin Yanzhi who were the first to enter the blue light, they were in a charred cliff cave now. The inside of the cave was dark with scattered boulders everywhere, and there were deep pits of different sizes on the ground as if struck by lightning. In fact, there was indeed a faint trace of lightning tribulation left here.
Jing Yue's heart was beating so hard that it almost jumped out of his throat. Mini Canglan sword in his hand also kept shaking.
Qin Yanzhi saw that his state wasn’t right and was about to ask when Taiqing suddenly pulled out of the scabbard and kept spinning around the cave, seemingly very excited.
Suddenly, Jing Yue grabbed Qin Yanzhi's arm, and the latter could still feel that Jing Yue's slightly cool palm was even shaking slightly through his sleeves.
“Qin Zhenjun, I…” Halfway through speaking, Jing Yue stopped again hesitantly. Finally, he bit the bullet and said, “I have a chance encounter here. If there is an accident, you must help me.”
Qin Yanzhi, “Who else can I help but you?”
Jing Yue nodded heavily. With his character, no matter how difficult it was, he would never say such a thing to anyone. But that thing was too important to him, so important that he must not miss it. He must get it.
Because this cave was none other than the cave where he suffered the lightning tribulation in the past, and the blue light shining could only be the sword he used in his previous life—Canglan!
He once thought that Canglan was completely destroyed, but he didn’t expect that Canglan, which had been shattered by the lightning tribulation, still had awareness!
Jing Yue was about to walk into the cave when he saw Chen Guo following him. He glanced at the other party lightly but said nothing.
Although the cave had collapsed, there might still be medicinal pills or spiritual herbs left from 10,000 years ago. Those things were not valuable to him. If these people wanted to take it, he didn’t mind. But if anyone wanted to compete with him for the Canglan Sword, don't blame him for being merciless!
Chen Guo, “Uh, we meet again?”
Jing Yue ignored him and walked into the depths of the cave.
Chen Guo scratched his head, feeling a little dejected, and the demonic cultivator said, “Is this the time for you to make friends? You should learn from others. He used to speak kindly to you before, but in the face of a chance encounter, all emotions are worth nothing! This is the attitude a cultivator should have!”
Chen Guo muttered, “What amazing treasure could it be? Even if there really is one, I wouldn’t turn my backs on my fellow clansmen.”
If the demonic cultivator still had a body, he would probably vomit blood. He didn't bother to talk to Chen Guo but just said, “Follow him!”
The three didn’t go far when the people from Desert Snake Tower and Hall of Fiery Pill arrived.
Bai Dianfeng looked around and said, “This looks like a ruin from 10,000 years ago.”
Jiang-zhenren of the Hall of Fiery Pill released his divine consciousness and found that there was a restriction that prevented the exploration of divine consciousness, but he was still not to be outdone. “This place seems to be subjected to a lightning tribulation once.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the scene suddenly fell silent—a treasure that had suffered a lightning tribulation and could still create such a big commotion after 10,000 years…
The crowd was invigorated. This must be the greatest treasure of all! Even if they got it, they might not be able to keep it… Forget it, don't think about it first. At least get the treasure before worrying about it. Thus, the group of people rushed into the cave.
When they reached an open rock cave, they saw that the three people who were first engulfed by the blue light were all standing against a rock wall. Bai Dianfeng recognized them as disciples of the Chen family. Although he didn’t know how these people could make their way here, he didn’t take it to heart either.
He was about to chastise them when he suddenly felt unparalleled coercion released from the rock wall, instantly causing him to spit a mouthful of blood, while the disciples with slightly less cultivation had long fallen to the ground.
Bai Dianfeng subconsciously looked at the rock wall and found a projection of a sword-wielding shadow on the rock wall. When he saw the shadow clearly, his eyes widened suddenly and almost popped out of the sockets.
“Jing, Jing, Jing…”
“Daoist-Master Jing Yuan?!”