Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 237 Nine Tribulations Space
Gu Du Xing felt as though his sword was stuck. However, all of a sudden, Chu Yang’s force began to weaken and wain. It then flew forward, stopping right in front of Chu Yang’s nose. This force displaced the wind at an extremely high speed which resulted in Chu Yang’s hair flying fiercely in the wind.
Gu Du Xing was slightly annoyed. If his control was just a slight bit off, something terrible would probably have happened. Who would have even dared to enter such a meditative state in the middle of a match?
Nevertheless, Chu Yang had entered the meditative state and Gu Du Xing had no choice but to hastily change his role from that of an attacker to a supporter. There was an individual dressed in blue perched on a tree quite a distance away that saw this and his face turned red with anger.
“This damn brat! Who would dare to suddenly start meditating in the middle of a sword match! He values his life too little!” The person in blue wanted to go over and punish him by kicking his ass.
I’m really furious!
Although he was at a far higher level than the rest of them, if Gu Du Xing had not been able to pull back his sword in time, he wouldn’t have been able to rescue Chu Yang.
As the person in blue thought about this, he broke into cold sweat. You are not allowed to die before your identity has been clarified…
All Chu Yang could feel was his head spinning. He was being overwhelmed by a strange form of dizziness and loss all rational thinking. He closed his eyes and he then discovered that he was standing in a strange space.
In that brief moment, something consumed his spiritual power, leaving him exhausted beyond measure. He had never felt as weak as he did at that moment since his rebirth!
Chu Yang forcibly took back control and shook his head as he tried to regain a clear mind and force himself to return to reality. He said weakly, “I need to rest a little. Du Xing, help me get inside.”
Gu Du Xing was shocked.
From the time that they were fighting to the time that Chu Yang had fallen into a trance, only a few moments had passed. However, in just this short duration, Gu Du Xing could sense that Chu Yang was weakened considerably.
In fact, it seemed as though all of his spiritual energy was being drained.
Gu Du Xing was unable to understand what just happened and tried to guess what was going on and what Chu Yang was experiencing. He had no clue what Chu Yang had done which resulted in the loss of that much spiritual energy within such a short period.
However, the moment that he heard Chu Yang ask for his help, he immediately acted and placed Chu Yang on his back. He then quickly ran into Chu Yang’s room and placed him on the bed. After which, he poured him a cup of water and took out two pills which were used to heal injuries he had gotten from the clan, crushed them and placed them into the water.
Chu Yang took the water and finished it in quick gulps . Suddenly he felt his mind stir again and told Gu Du Xing with a hoarse voice, “Give me some space and don’t let anyone in. I have to meditate for a while.” After he completed what he said, he immediately began to meditate.
Gu Du Xing had intended on giving him some advice but after reading the situation, he decided against it and quietly walked out.
“How is big brother?” Ji Mo and company immediately rushed toward him with concern.
“It’s possible that big brother has had a major enlightenment!” A somber look flashed in Gu Du Xing’s eyes. Then he said imposingly, “No one is allowed to bother him!”
After that he frowned and muttered to himself, “What form of enlightenment would be as potent as that and cause him to lose so much strength in a short period of time? Is it possible that… it is the way of the martial arts?”
Everyone was shocked as they looked at one another!
The way of the martial arts? Could it be the second highest state after the way of the heavens? Was it possible that Chu Yang was able to enter such a state because he had been fighting with Gu Du Xing?
Everyone’s eyes brightened.
Ji Mo leaped up excitedly, “Second senior! Please let me spar with you! Fifth and sixth brother, help and keep watch over big brother!” After both Luo Ke Di and Rui Bu Tong heard this, they rolled their eyes in annoyance.
“What second senior!” Gu Du Xing was truly annoyed now, “You have to call me second brother!”
“You are second senior!” Ji Mo said arrogantly. He enjoyed the cheap thrills of wordplay using expletives.
Gu Du Xing was extremely furious. He shouted in rage, “If you continue to call me names, I will make sure that I will destroy you by beating you until you become as soft as your second senior!”
Ji Mo laughed happily and continued teasing Gu Du Xing, “Awooh, dog aunt! Second senior, come …if you dare…”
Gu Du Xing let out a deafening roar and rushed quickly towards him.
The two of them grabbed each other and fought violently. Soon after, second young master Ji Mo’s painful screams of desire rang out…
Chu Yang adjusted his mind slighted and he began to feel his spiritual energy starting to recover. He was terrified as he ran through what had just happened in his mind. The feeling of being suspended in space without any control at all was truly terrifying!
After he composed himself and calmed his mind, he once again immersed himself in that mysterious state. The moment that he opened his mind, the same feeling of weightlessness rushed forth. However, this time, Chu Yang was mentally prepared. The moment that he felt that feeling of fear and weightlessness, he immediately closed his eyes and relaxed his mind…
The very next moment, he felt his feet touch the ground. When he opened his eyes, there was a vast space in front of him!
It could be called a great spacious hall!
All the things that he asked the sword spirit to absorb from before, were laying in piles in the hall.
This great hall was about hundreds of feet tall and about five thousand feet wide. Everything was covered in a hazy pink fog which prevented him from seeing any further…
In front of him was something that looked like a large stone monument that emitted a soft purple light. Surprisingly, it seemed to have words engraved on it.
The moment he stepped closer, he could not help but be shocked by what he saw. He muttered, “Purple Jade…”
This large monument was similar to Purple Jade! A priceless item in the Nine Heavens! Moreover, looking at its light, it seemed to be almost the same quality as his own Pure Purple Jade!
The large monument which was before his very eyes was similar to that of Purple Jade – A priceless item in the Nine Heavens! Moreover, just by looking at the light which came from it, it seemed to be of the same quality as the Pure Purple Jade in which he owned!
A small hunk of Purple Jade the size of a fist is sufficient to allow a Revered Martial Artist increase his cultivation level by a grade. However, this boulder in front of him seemed to weigh more than twenty thousand pounds!
The special characteristic of Purple Jade was that it would turn into Pure Purple Jade Essence after all of the energy inside it is being absorbed! Moreover, Pure Purple Jade was seen as a symbol of elites!
Chu Yang knew that if such a large block of Purple Jade was found, it would result in endless conflict throughout! This would hold true even if the discovery was in the Upper Three Heavens!
If he brought the block of Purple Jade in front of him out, it would not be strange if it caused a world war in Upper Three Heavens! This was because it was almost impossible to find such a rare treasure much less in such a large quantity!
He bit his tongue as he shook his head. The moment he did, he felt a piercing pain. It was at that very moment that Chu Yang realized that he wasn’t dreaming. His eyes were wide open and he moved closer in order to read the magnificent inscriptions written on the block.
The moment that Chu Yang saw them, his eyes had been immediately drawn towards these words!
“Nine Tribulations, Nine Heavens, it is cold at the top! Reincarnation turns fate, the palm holds the world! One look strikes wind and thunder, one anger chills the sea; one move breaks the sky, one sword dances in the vast heavens!”
“Bold!” Chu Yang murmured. After the initial discomfort, he had gradually adapted to this place. His mind was somewhat enlightened. This was part of the Nine Tribulations space in his mind. He stood there but yet he wasn’t standing there. It was part of his consciousness…
At that moment, there was a slight disturbance in the fog. A faint figure appeared and slowly grew clearer. It became an outline of a thin and tall figure as it stepped out from the thick fog wall next to him.
“After more than ten thousand years, I am finally here again.” The figure looked at the surroundings and said with a sigh. The voice seemed to be full of regrets.
“Are you the sword spirit?” The moment the figure spoke, Chu Yang immediately recognized its special voice.
“Am I the sword spirit?” That faint figure unexpectedly asked back. It raised its arm and stroked the block of Purple Jade. Then it said with a sense of loss, “Sword spirit. It is such a noble title of which I am not worthy!”
“You are not the soul of the sword?”
“Only when two become one, then there will be a sword soul!” This unreal figure’s gaze suddenly flashed with a thirst, “If I am alone, I am only a sword spirit. A sword needs a soul in order to have spirituality! A sword with spirituality has a soul…”
“Ah…” Chu Yang nodded without really managing to understand everything. He faintly remembered having this conversation before. However, in this space, he could not help but ask once more.
“How do you use this space?” Chu Yang asked.
“The space is part of you. It is your consciousness and you can use it as you wish.” The figure said casually, “The Nine Tribulations space is capable of accommodating anything. However, a simple word of warning! The Nine Tribulations space is incapable of holding living creatures until you have obtained the seventh Nine Tribulations Sword fragment!”
“I see!” Chu Yang nodded slightly.
“You can now get the second Nine Tribulations Sword fragment.” The figure stood there and sighed, “However, there is someone watching you outside. The level of his martial prowess is extraordinary… Nonetheless, since he doesn’t seem to have any bad intentions, I won’t help you. I have not had access to this place in a over ten centuries. I would like to remain here for the time being.”
Chu Yang’s heart was touched, and he said, “alright.”
The moment he willed himself to leave, he left the strange space.
He suddenly felt pain and tasted blood. As he reached into his own mouth, he found fresh blood. He thought for a moment and realized that he had bitten his tongue in that space. This in turn resulted in the effect of him biting his tongue in reality as well.
The words of the sword spirit set off a storm in Chu Yang’s heart.
It was the person who gave you the Purple Jade. He did not have any bad intentions toward Chu Yang!
The fact that he had no bad intentions essentially meant that that person was related to Chu Yang’s identity!
As the thought crossed in Chu Yang’s mind, he suddenly sensed fear.
He had been tossed aside for over ten years. If someone were to include the time he lived in his previous life, it had been many decades! The mystery of his identity remained a pressing issue in his heart. However, now that a glimmer of light was suddenly shed upon it, Chu Yang’s hardened heart unexpectedly hesitated.
At the moment, he did not know exactly how he felt.
It was a kind of faint… almost nostalgic feeling…
He was eager to know his own identity! So eager that he could die! But he was also afraid to find out about his own identity! Afraid of death!
Before knowing the truth, there was still some hope in his heart. However, if the truth turned out to be the cruelest of situations… there would no longer be any way to change it…
Chu Yang remained fearful for a while. Then he dropped his head and sighed. He pressed a mechanism, and a secret door appeared. Chu Yang walked through it, and the secret door slowly closed.
The most important thing right now was to obtain the second Nine Tribulations Sword fragment…