Translated By – DemonKiller
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Edited By – MissLucifer
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Chapter 0152: Taking Care Of The Abandoned Soul Essence
Meng Jing Xiu who was on Ning Cheng’s back quickly stopped the bleeding wound, while simultaneously taking out a Spiritual Grass, crushing it and spreading it atop the wound evenly.
“I understand.” Ning Cheng said as if he suddenly came to realize something, and started muttering to himself.
“What did you understand?” Meng Jing Xiu subconsciously asked a question.
Ning Cheng suddenly laughed and spoke, “The Killing Intent here is controlled, as long as your Spiritual Consciousness is formidable enough, then even its movement would be flexible enough. This place originally was for the cultivation of one’s Spiritual Consciousness, in addition to gaining enlightment on the Spiritual Consciousness attacks, there is also such a benefit.”
He at once sent out three Axe Chops filled with Killing Intent of the Angry Axe, finally he came to the realisation that he could control their movements to a certain extent, which meant that even in the face of a more powerful opponent, he would still have some leeway to swivel about. If he really could achieve this, then wouldn’t his strength once again increase by more than double? Perhaps this increase might even be several folds.
“Moreover I also came to know about another thing.” Ning Cheng suddenly remembered the Lan Yi Country’s Imperial Jade Seal, he finally was able to figure out a way to refine the Imperial Jade Seal. The Restriction placed on the Imperial Jade Seal was truly of a higher level, a cultivator with a poor cultivation simply should not think of trying to refine it, but now that he was able to comprehend the Axe Type Killing Intent, then once he used it to refine the Imperial Jade Seal, then wouldn’t he not succeed?
“What’s the matter?” Meng Jing Xiu asked again.
This time Ning Cheng did not answer her, but simply gave a chuckle and said, “We can go out now.”
Here he had finally comprehended how to control the Killing Intent, as such he could now freely fly over this chasm, moreover those Axe Traces materialised from the Killing Intent that came out towards them at random times simply had now lost their effect on him.
Indeed, Meng Jing Xiu discovered that Ning Cheng speed had increased several folds than before, and in just a short period of time, Ning Cheng finally landed on the ground. When Meng Jing Xiu turned her head to look back, she found those green brick platforms along with the rays of Axe Traces materialised from Killing Intent, all of them disappeared without a single trace as if they never existed in the first place. Moreover, the spot that they were standing in seemed to a levelled field, and although the Spiritual Qi surrounding them was rich, it was still a far cry from the feeling that they got when they had just entered the through the stone door.
“Did we really come out?” Meng Jing Xiu could not bear it in her heart and called out it a pleasantly surprised manner.
Ning Cheng put Meng Jing Xiu down and said, “If I have not guessed wrong, then this place here is the real remains of the Ancient Immortal Mansion, if you look around you will come to know……”
Meng Jing Xiu, without needing to be reminded by Ning Cheng, had already glanced around. At present there was a Spiritual Grass garden that was neither big nor small in front of them that was built around a small wooden house that was constructed from a sort of wood that they couldn’t recognize.
“I can even see a stub of a Rank 7 Spiritual Grass……” Meng Jing Xiu called out in surprise.
Ning Cheng sighed and spoke, “There is not only a single Rank 7 Spiritual Grasses here, but there still are many more Rank 7 and above Spiritual Grasses in this place. But it’s a pity that they all are dead……”
It was then that Meng Jing Xiu discovered that the Rank 7 Spiritual Grass that she had discovered had already withered, she immediately took a few steps forward and arrived next to the Rank 7 Spiritual Grass, but found that this stub of Rank 7 Spiritual Grass was just as Ning Cheng had said, it had long lost all of its Spiritual Nature.
“What’s going on?” Meng Jing Xiu turned around and subconsciously asked a question.
Ning Cheng spoke in a dejected tone, “That’s because there is a shortage of Spiritual Qi here. All the Spiritual Qi had already been long since absorbed by the Spiritual Grasses here. Moreover, High Ranked Spiritual Grasses require enormous amounts of Spiritual Qi, especially if they had just withered away, just so that they could sprout again. I don’t know how many years of abandonment this place had experienced, but the Spiritual Grasses simply withered one after another. Finally, as the Spiritual Qi here got thinner and thinner, the High Ranked Spiritual Grasses were the first ones that started to wither, to the point that they would not be able to germinate again no matter what was done. If we had come at a later point of time, then there is a good chance that even the Level 6 Spiritual Grasses here would not be left.”
Meng Jing Xiu also sighed, although in the Yi Xing Mainland, some Spiritual Grasses can grow for tens of thousands of years, but they can only do so under a particular environment. Moreover, the surroundings could not have any other kind of Spiritual Grasses, if the Spiritual Grasses here grew for tens of thousands of years, and they were even surrounded by other Spiritual Grasses that also grew for tens of thousands of years, this place would have definitely been a place extremely rich in Spiritual Essence.
“Although we entered this ancient ruins much later, but it seems that we are the first to reach this place.” Ning Cheng looked around the abandoned and empty place, and spoke in a slightly contented manner. When they finally arrived, the end result was that they were the first to arrive at this Immortal Mansion.
Meng Jing Xiu said joyfully, “Senior Apprentice Brother Ning, let us hurry up and collect the Spiritual Grasses.”
Ning Cheng shook his head and spoke, “Since this is the Immortal Mansion, then it definitely contains some good things. Let us first go into the log cabin, and afterwards we can come and collect the Spiritual Grasses here.”
Meng Jing Xiu also followed Ning Cheng and entered the wooden cabin. The inside of the wooden cabin was very spacious, but it only had a wooden table in the middle of it.
On the wooden table there were two rings, other than those, there were nothing else inside.
“These are two Storage Rings……” Meng Jing Xiu spoke in a surprised way.
Other than a few core disciples of some large Academies, Storage Rings were simply a luxury for Ning Cheng and Meng Jing Xiu, the attraction for them was simply too big.
Ning Cheng used his Spiritual Consciousness to sweep at those two rings, and confirmed that they indeed were two Storage Rings.
Meng Jing Xiu did not reach out towards it with her hands. But rather looked at Ning Cheng. To her, the one who called the shots between them was Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng was staring at those two Storage Rings, and suddenly felt a bit awkward in his heart. Moreover, one of these Storage Rings gave a somewhat familiar feeling to him, but this kind of familiar feeling was difficult to state out clearly.
After Ning Cheng looked at those rings for quite a while, suddenly he grabbed one of them with his hand. And instantly a faintly discernible yet obscure aura directly seeped into the middle of Ning Cheng’s Zifu, this kind of sensation, Ning Cheng felt it for the first time.
His Meridians were remoulded by the Mysterious Yellow Origin, as such this kind of faintly discernible aura, was not something that could fool his senses. He immediately realized that this aura was not a good thing, Ning Cheng subconsciously made the Star River to immediately swallow this aura.
In fact, even without the instructions from Ning Cheng, the Star River in his Zifu was already eager to have a go at it, it was as if this Star River seemed to have sensed that the flavour of this aura was something very tempting.
Now that it had got permission from Ning Cheng, the Star River suddenly shot out a strand of steaming hot Qi from inside his Zifu, immediately trying to swallow up that vague aura.
That vague aura was like a person with their butts on fire, as if it had received an electric shock, it immediately tried to escape from Ning Cheng’s Zifu. But even with such a speed, the Star River still gobbled up 99% of this vague aura.
“You unexpectedly have such a terrible fire, just who in the world are you…….”
A hoarse voice filled with horror resounded throughout the cabin, as a faint shadow of a person appeared in the middle of the log cabin.
“This is a Soul Essence, it almost took possession ……” Meng Jing Xiu’s face immediately turned pale, as she subconsciously took several steps back. Her cultivation was not high, but that did not mean that she did not understand what possession was. Just a moment ago it had tried to possess one of them, but for some unknown reason, the possession was not successful.
But at this moment Ning Cheng was extremely calm, this Soul Essence had rushed into his Zifu for hiding, and then wanted to seek an opportunity to seize his body, but what it had not actually thought of was that when this Soul Essence entered his Zifu, it would be immediately be discovered by him.
At this point this Soul Essence was almost 99% swallowed by the Star River, as such he could easily kill this Soul Essence whenever he wanted to, because of which he was not much worried, and just asked in a slow and calm voice, “Did you just wanted to seize my body?”
“What are you looking at, this father will seize your body just by looking at you. Obediently let this father seize your body, it would only be your good fortune.” Although this Soul Essence was extremely weak, but the way it talked was very arrogant.
Ning Cheng simply pointed to one of the rings on the table and asked in a cold voice, “Where is the owner of this ring?”
He already knew who this ring belonged to, the aura in this ring and the trace of aura that he had felt from the mirror that he had obtained previously was exactly the same. In other words, this ring and that mirror should have the same owner.
Since this ring was here, then where did its master go? At present, this weak and thin looking Soul Essence was the biggest suspect.
“Haha, Han Xian, that slut, she was raped and killed by this father…….” This Soul Essence was still arrogant as he shouted out, but this time without any hesitation Ning Cheng shot out a lump of flame towards him.
The Soul Essence uttered a miserable and pitiful cry, as he cursed at Ning Cheng while still being accosted by the flames.
Ning Cheng suddenly felt that something was not right, as he suddenly took back the flames.
As Ning Cheng took back the flames, the Soul Essence subconsciously asked, “Why don’t you continue and burn me?”
Hearing these words, Ning Cheng immediately felt a shiver run down his spine, this Soul Essence a moment ago was not weakened under his flame, on the contrary it was actually being strengthened. It seemed that for this Soul Essence, his true fire of Essence Building Realm was not a killing artefact, but rather it turned into a tonic that nourished him, if he hadn’t found it early on, then after the other party was unknowingly nourished by him, then perhaps he might have been able to kill him and Meng Jing Xiu. The Star River would be able to cope with this Soul Essence, but only if it entered his Zifu, but that did not mean that the Soul Essence could not deal with him with its freedom.
Hearing the other party’s subconscious words, Ning Cheng affirmed that his guess was really correct. Even if he had many questions, he did not dare to continue to ask, immediately a strong force from the Star River in his Zifu immediately rushed out, as he determined that he must kill this Soul Essence.
The Star River once again brought out a strand of terrible hot Qi, directly enveloping the Soul Essence completely inside it.
“You cannot kill me…….” This time the Soul Essence finally started to panic, Ning Cheng’s Essence Building True Fire although was hot but it was still a kind of nourishing tonic for it, but the Flame Qi from the Star River was actually a bane for him. He basically did not have the ability to resist it for even half a moment.
Regarding this Soul Essence’s begging for mercy, Ning Cheng was not soft hearted for even half a moment.
“This fellow in quite sly, I almost fell for his word.” After completely destroying this Soul Essence, Ning Cheng finally put away the Star River, as he spoke with a bit of lingering fear. From the other party’s single sentence, he could determine right away that he might have had a sort of crush on Han Xian, but because of his own infuriation’s at the beginning, it seems that he ended up being burned by his own flames from the inside.
“Who is Han Xian?” As that Soul Essence was completely destroyed by Ning Cheng, Meng Jing Xiu’s anxious mood finally calmed down.
“If I have not guessed it wrong, she should be the owner of this ring.” Ning Cheng said, as he picked up the other ring.
Meng Jing Xiu did not ask, as she believed everyone to have their own privacy.
The ring that Ning Cheng had obtained before, he gave it to Meng Jing Xiu as he spoke, “You can keep this ring, while I take the ring left behind by Han Xian, she and I have a bit of a connection.”
Ning Cheng had managed to escape to the Immortal Mansion at the bottom of that river and had healed himself there, moreover he had even advanced to the Essence Building Realm there, as such he had a bit of goodwill towards Han Xian in his heart.
Meng Jing Xiu waved her hand, as she took out a ring hanging against her chest around her neck and said, “I do not want this ring, I already have my own ring, it’s just that I did not dare to take it out.”
Ning Cheng stared at the ring hanging from Meng Jing Xiu’s neck against her chest, as he suddenly thought in his heart, why does each and every woman hide their ring in this place?
When Meng Jing Xiu saw Ning Cheng stare at her chest, she blushed, and quickly put the ring back inside against her chest.
Ning Cheng suddenly frowned, “Junior Apprentice Sister Jing Xiu, let’s get out of here, someone is coming over.”
When Ning Cheng and Meng Jing Xiu came out of the log cabin, two shadows of human figures who were confronting each other suddenly turned to stare at Ning Cheng and Meng Jing Xiu. From the surprise in their eyes one could tell what the two men were thinking, the two men did not believe that some people had managed to arrive at this place before them.