Omnipotent Sage - Chapter 282
Chapter 282: Jade Pool Sect, Fire Land Prohibition
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
“What? We can go out?” Junior Leopard asked hastily. He was very worried that he would be stuck in this micro world forever. Nothing would be worse than that.
“That’s a fixed gateway from which one can get in or get out of this micro world, so you can go out if you break that gateway. Moreover, both the Space Division Skill and the Great Fusion Technic can manage to do that!” Green Spirit said decisively, leaving no room for doubt.
“Will it work if I break other places?” asked Junior Leopard again. Apart from the Great Fusion Technic and the Space Division Skill, he could also break the space with his Three Realms Division.
“Nonsense, of course not! Though this Azure Heaven is attached to a Taihao Fairy Weapon which is no more than a gateway to this micro world in essence. The whole Azure Heaven is, in fact, in a hollow. Only by opening this fixed gateway, can you reach the world we live in. If you break other places, then you will face the endless hollow. In that case, you may not be able to survive or may even be lost in the deep space even if you do manage to get out!” Green Spirit sneered with an obvious taunt about Junior Leopard’s ignorance, making Junior Leopard embarrassed.
“That is to say, to get out of this damn place, all I need to do is to burn a hole!” said Junior Leopard, feeling stuffy.
“Yes. If you want, you can begin now!”
“I’m not that stupid as to begin now!” Junior Leopard laughed grimly and said, “This is s Taihao Fairy Weapon! The school which owned this Taihao Fairy Weapon may not be that famous, but it must be a huge monster. It can’t be weaker than Tian Long Taoism. As for Taihao Fairy Weapon which is used to keep fate, it must be placed at the most important place in the school, guarded by the most powerful men and covered by countless inhibition formations. I’ll definitely get myself killed if I just rush in this way!”
After knowing that he could get out, Junior Leopard felt relieved. With his spirit lifted, his mind became clear and he said, “I’ll follow these guys first and get a quick understanding of the situation. I heard that Ji Yeyue came from a mysterious school and it seems true. Such a school with a Taihao Fairy Weapon can definitely overpower prestigious sects and schools including the Tian Long Taoism and the Mingyi School. Of course, the premise is that those prestigious sects and schools don’t have any Taihao Fairy Weapons!”
“The spirit of this Ji Yeyue feels familiar to me. It seems that I’ve met someone with the same spirit!” said Green Spirit.
“Don’t tell me that the school where Ji Yeyue comes from is from Antiquity Times?” Junior Leopard asked bitterly.
“That’s impossible! This woman’s spirit does have a little similarity with the Great Azure Energy, but the essence of her Internal Qi is totally different, so it can’t be the Great Azure Energy. It may just because she has collected the Divine Energy of Azure Clouds in the Azure Heaven to practice. But we’ve moved around the Azure Heaven for several circles. Why haven’t we found the Divine Energy of Azure Clouds?”
“Divine Energy of Azure Clouds? What’s the use of it?” Junior Leopard was like a miser now. Upon hearing the words “Divine Energy”, his heart began itching as if he had met his dream lover or first love.
“It’s of no use!” Green Spirit’s reply upset him a little. “You can regard Divine Energy of Azure Clouds as the air of the Azure Heaven, in that it is purer than ordinary pneuma and has more intelligence!”
“Really?!” Junior Leopard didn’t believe that. Of course he wouldn’t believe that, by its name, he knew that this Divine Energy of Azure Clouds must be a good thing.
“Of course! Divine Energy of Azure Clouds was just one of the most ordinary types of spiritual Qi in the Azure Heaven. In the Antiquity Times, Emperor of the Azure Heaven used to give a banquet where all the monsters gathered together. As I was also invited, I visited the Azure Heaven once. At that time, the Azure Heaven was covered by azure clouds which were composed of this Divine Energy of Azure Clouds. In this way, how can this Energy be precious. At most, it’s purer air.”
“Damn. Why didn’t I travel back to the Antiquity Times instead of this era of scarcity? Now the trash of the Antiquity Times is cherished as treasure!” Junior Leopard secretly complained.
“Junior Sister Yeyue, this time you went to the Central Plains to participate that World Hero Competition. You should have won that Octupole Exquisite Pagoda, but you gave it up at the order of our master. I suppose our master should have given you some compensation?” The slightly elder man standing beside Ji Yeyue began asking her about the World Hero Competition.
Junior Leopard listened carefully. Though he didn’t watch the finals of the World Hero Competition, he knew that during the last fight, this Ji Yeyue announced abstention at the last minute and Yan Fei, Xining King’s Eldest Son gained the advantage.
“Though I abstained in the last round, no one could make sure that I would win if I didn’t abstain!” answered Ji Yeyue. Her voice was soft, as sweet as a lark’s and very agreeable to the ear. “Yan Fei is not weaker than me. It’s true that I have hidden techniques, but he is very strong indeed. It’s still hard to tell who will emerge victorious!”
“Junior Sister, you’re too modest. You are a rarely seen genius. Regardless of your young age, you are already been a Level Seven expert and you’ve succeeded in condensing Gang Qi with your own efforts. You are also protected by the celestial device given by our master. You can even beat a Level Eight expert, let alone this Yan Fei, a Level Seven expert!” The slightly elder man said hastily with flattery in his tone.
“What’s the big deal of being a Level Eight Expert or beating a Level Eight Expert?” sneered Ji Yeyue. “Senior Brother Yu, it’s true that I have the combat capability of Level Eight and that I may be able to fight against a Level Eight expert… Before I went to the Central Plains, I also believed that I was remarkable, but I was so full of myself and I looked down on everyone. It was not until I came to the Central Plains that I realized there is always someone who is better than us. There are so many geniuses in this world that I can’t be commoner among them. Our master was right, the Central Plains is indeed a place propitious for giving birth to great men!”
“Is this Yan Fei really that strong?!” asked the slightly younger man who was approximately the same age as Junior Leopard. He had delicate features and seemed more childish than Junior Leopard. His cultivation was at Level Six, which was already quite extraordinary among his peers. It was obvious that he had hardly suffered any set-backs before and he that he had a smooth growth path. Besides, he came from a powerful school. All of this resulted in his insolence. Therefore, after hearing Ji Yeyue’s remarks, he was curious and held a little defiant arrogance.
“I’m not talking about Yan Fei. I’m not afraid of him, though he was indeed quite strong and it was not easy to beat him, it wouldn’t be too difficult. I’m talking about someone else. He’s of your age, but I can’t see any chance to defeat him.”
“Really? Is there such a person in the world?” Feeling uncomfortable at her words, Senior Brother Yu asked unconvincedly with a hint of envy, “Who is so powerful that our Junior Sister even thinks so highly?”
“Zhou Bao from Yunzhou!” Ji Yeyue proceeded as though she hadn’t noticed the emotion in her senior brother’s tone. Though her expression couldn’t be seen, one could sense the bitterness and helplessness in her voice.
“I saw it myself that he beat an expert at the peak of Level Eight with his Level Seven cultivation. Only Level Seven! He was at the same age as Junior Brother Wu and he hadn’t used Gang Qi. I heard that he hadn’t condensed Gang Qi yet, but he broke his enemy’s defense, destroyed his Gang Qi, and inflicted heavy losses on him!” At this point, she seemed excited and her thoughts wandered far away as if she was back again at that thrilling battle where she felt a thrill deep from her soul. When Wang Yuebai was badly injured by Junior Leopard, she could even feel the helplessness and desperation of Wang Yuebai. “Senior Brother Yu, Junior Brother Wu, you didn’t see that horrible scene. That Junior Leopard is definitely the most dominant person I’ve ever seen!”
Before that battle, Ji Yeyue was certainly full of confidence. In her eyes, of the younger generation, no one was a match for her. But after that battle, she was deeply shaken and impressed by Junior Leopard’s power at such a young age. She lost all interest in the World Hero Competition, so her abstainting at the final battle was not just bacause of the school, but also herself.
“This little girl can’t take a fancy to me, can she?!” Hidden in the dark, Junior Leopard rubbed his chin and couldn’t help laughing secretly, making a wild guess when hearing Ji Yeyue’s words.
Ji Yeyue’s face was covered by a strange veil from which even Junior Leopard couldn’t figure out what she looked like. However, this could not stop him from admiring the beauty. The curvy figure, the siprit of youth, the melodious voice, and most importantly, the slender legs were all making his heart itch.
“Boy, what are you thinking? They’re gone. Follow up!” Though now Green Spirit was not able to read Junior Leopard’s mind, judging from him rubbing his chin and nasty smile, Green Spirit knew what he was thinking without difficulty.
After a hard swallow, Junior Leopard smiled embarrassedly. He hid himself in the boundless yellow cloud and followed the three people like wind.
“How weird! Why does this yellow cloud have such dense Earth Spiritual Qi?” Entering the yellow cloud, Green Spirit asked confusedly as if he had found something.
“Indeed. The Earth Spiritual Qi is quite dense here, but since I don’t pratice the Earth Cultivation Method, it’s of no use for us!” said Junior Leopard indifferently.
“You’re right. Here is full of sand and wind, so it’s natural that the Earth Spiritual Qi here is denser!” Green Spirit felt relieved now.
It wasn’t difficult to follow those three guys among which Ji Yeyue’s culitvation was the highest. Though she had condensed Gang Qi, both her senior brother and junior brother were only at the peak of Level Six. In this way, Ji Yeyue couldn’t fly, but displayed her Qinggong and moved at a slow speed with them in the sandstorm.
As they were moving at such a slow speed, Junior Leopard could catch up with them easily. However, Junior Leopard began feeling impatient when the slow speed continued for too long.
“Damn! Where on earth are they going? They’ve already moved at this slow speed for three days, and the distance they’ve covered is not longer than an-hour-run for me. I’ve run past tens of thousands of miles and encountered nothing unusual. With their speed, it’ll take them at least four or five days to cover the distance I’ve covered with two hours. How inefficient!” After following them for three days, Junior Leopard was now filled with discontent.
“Take it easy. You need to be patient. You need to follow them even it takes 50 days, let alone five days. After all, this is better than being lost in the endless hollow.” persuaded Green Spirit.
“But this is too slow and too inefficient!”
“You think they’re too slow? That’s fine, you can help them. Now that you have condensed your Gang Qi, it’s totally not a burden for you to take them with you. What you need to do is to wrap them up and take then wherever you want in an instance. What do you think?” smiled Green Spirit.
“Come on. I don’t want to expose myself so early!” retorted Junior Leopard. “Besides, I can also get a lot of imformation by following them.”
Indeed, by following those three guys and listening to their conversation, Junior Leopard learned a lot about their school.
It was a very mysterious school called Jade Pool, which Junior Leopard at least, had never heard of. Mysterious as it was, it was very strong and had all the elements needed, including Leader, Elders and disciples. Ji Yeyue was the only core disciple of the Leader and the only candidate for future Leader. Thus she enjoyed high status in the school.
As for the other two, the elder one was called Yu Qingyong, while the younger one was Wu Lingxiao. They were both direct disciples of Jade Pool. As the leader of the direct disciples of his generation, Yu Qingyong enjoyed status only lower than Ji Yeyue. Wu Lingxiao’s status was pretty much the same as Yu Qingyong’s, but as he was younger, he always followed Yu’s lead.
The Azure Heaven, also the Azure Secret Area, mentioned by disciples of Jade Pool, was a place specially for disciples of Jade Pool to cultivate Daoism heart and practice Gang Qi.
Now Green Spirit was sure that this mysterious micro world was the Azure Heaven, one of the Thirty-three Heavens governed by the Emperor of the Azure Heaven from the Demon tribe that was one of the Seventy-two Emperors in the Antiquity Times. As for why the Azure Heaven now would be controled by the Jade Pool and how it was turned into such a weird place from the legendary heaven full of spirit, he had no idea.
Though Ji Yeyue was the core disciple of the leader and also the future leader, the future was unpreditable and she was not the leader now. Her status in the Jade Pool was only high when it was compared with other disciples of her generation and ordinary elders. Essentially, she was no more than a disciple. A micro world like the Azure Secret Area was the top secret in the school. Of course she would know nothing about it before she became the leader.
After following those three guys for another several days, Junior Leopard was approaching the margin which he had detecetd previously and they stopped before a dune.
“We’ve come here and found nothing suspicious!” Junior Leopard asked in confusion after looking at the dune and places around.
“You idiot! You’ve just flown past it and that it took you less than two hours! You did nothing, but you’ve taken a hurried and cursory glance. How can you find out anything!” scolded Green Spirit roughly. “Just watch what they are going to do. Maybe there are some special inhibitions here!”
Before he finished, the dune began trembling and the sand began rolling down as if the ground was violently bombarded by a huge pile driver. Before long, the dune which was about a head height, declined and a large number of pneuma seeped out from the sand during that process.
Junior Leopard stared at the dune in astonishment and exclaimed incredulously. Under the dune, there was an indistinct cave.
“Underland!” exclaimed Green Spirit. Then as if he was reminded of something he had long forgotten, he said, “I got it! I got it! Only the Spiritual Qi on the surface of the Azure Heaven disappeared, the underground Spiritual Qi didn’t!”
“Is it possible?” Junior Leopard asked in confusion.
“Why not!” shouted Green Spirit. “Isn’t there a geocentric fire vein in the present world? Think about it. The Spiritual Energy of Fire in the geocentric fire vein far exceeded that of the surface in density and quality, didn’t it? Since that can happen in the present world, why not here!”
“It makes sense. As that has happened in the present world, it can also happen here!” nodded Junior Leopard. “That is to say, there is a place similar to the geocentric fire vein here?”
“You can understand it this way!” Green Spirit’s voice was full of mockery. “But, the underground of the Azure Heaven… Gee, this is…”
Before he finished his big speech, massive pneuma gushed out from the cave like an erupting volcano. This pneuma, unlike those odorless, colorless air or pneuma in the present world, was flashing azure light like a fine jade. As Green Spirit had said, this azure pneuma was much purer than pneuma in the outside world which was heterogeneous. It could be turned into Internal Qi directly without spending much effort purifying or refining it. What was more, at the same density, practicing in this pneuma is ten times faster than that in ordinary pneuma. This practice of ten times faster had taken the endurance of the human body into consideration. The Divine Energy of Azure Clouds could nourish the body and enhance its strength to a huge degree. Under these circumstances, the practising speed could be increased ten more times. If the body element was not taken into account, the practising speed could be increased at least 50 times.
“If I can pratice in this Divine Energy of Azure Clouds for several years, my body aside, the amount of Internal Qi in my two External Elixirs will definitely increase by a few times and become very powerful. Maybe I can also get the insights of the secret at Level Eight and reach Level Eight!” Junior Leopard thought to himself. To enter Level Eight, his body needed to open more acupoints, while his External Elixir didn’t have that requirement.
When he was immersed in this thought happily, he felt the Essence of the World around him suddenly tighten and pour towards him.
“What happened?!” Junior Leopard was puzzled and his expression became strange. The Essence of the World would not gather together for no reason. Junior Leopard could see clearly that though at first the Essence of the World flowed in a random way, when they reached within 1,000 feet, everything changed,
The dense pneuma rolled and surged within a thousand feet like galloping horses along an abstruse track.
“Formation! This is formation!” Green Spirit shouted excitedly. The running track of the pneuma was so abstruse and incredible that it formed a huge talisman formation and smashed down from the sky violently.
Enormous pressure rushed down and Junior Leopard felt there was a powerful strength squeezing and tightening around him. It was OK for him and Ji Yeyue as they had both been Level Seven experts who had condensed Gang Qi. Besides, the target of the surging talisman formation was not him. Therefore, when the pressure caused by the formation went past them, they felt nothing but a gentle breeze and were not impacted at all. But Yu Qingyong and Wu Lingxiao were not that lucky. Their cultivation was only at Level Six. Though they had reached the peak, they hadn’t condensed Gang Qi yet. Once squeezed by the pneuma, their bodies floated as suddenly as the fallen leaves in the wild wind. They were rolled up by the airstream and smashed towards the cave.
“Oh, no!” Seeing this, Ji Yeyue’s eyes flashed. A dark red stripe popped out from her sleeves and dragged the two men back.
“Be careful! The inhibition here is very strong!”
“Yes. Thank you, Junior Sister!” The two answered with a lingering fear.
As the talisman formation had come into being, enormous pneuma poured towards the cave and totally pressed back the ejecting Divine Energy of Azure Clouds.
“Fire Land Prohibition!” whispered Green Spirit when he saw the talisman formation on the cave. “Damn it! I finally got why there is only Earth Spiritual Qi here, and I think I know what’s underneath!”