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Chapter 0303: The Hidden Mist Cemetery
“Xu Yingdei, you said something about the Hidden Mist Cemetery.” At the moment, Ning Cheng was becoming increasingly wary towards Yin Kongchan.
Xu Yingdei also moved away from Yin Kongchan, moving a bit closer towards Ning Cheng’s side, as she spoke, “The Hidden Mist Cemetery is one of the most deadly forbidden zones in the Tian Continent, because the cultivators who enter this place almost never make it out alive. Once you enter this place, you spiritual consciousness will be forcibly compressed to almost nothing, not only that, the hidden mist here also has a one of a kind corpse poison, once poisoned, the entire body would start to fester before you finally perish.”
Envisioning the frightful effects of the poisons, Xu Yingdei couldn’t help but have a cold shiver run down her spine; just thinking about it was enough to induce an extreme fear towards it, not to mention experiencing it by yourself.
“This is just a small point, more importantly; the Hidden Mist Cemetery is gathering place for ghost cultivators. The spiritual consciousness of the ghost cultivators is not impacted in the slightest bit in this place; once you end up wandering into the sights of a high levelled ghost cultivator then you’ll only face a dead end.”
Xu Yingdei’s words were immediately interrupted by Yin Kongchan, “You should not say that the most terrible things in this place are the ghost cultivators, ghost cultivators still retain their spiritual wisdom, as such would not sneak attack random people. The most terrible thing in this place are the Yin Spirits, although the level of Yin Spirits in this place are very low, however they do not possess any spiritual wisdom, as such they would at any time, at any place, would attack enmasse any person that they encounter. It is actually because of this, that after entering the Hidden Mist Cemetery, only an extremely few people manage to come out alive.”
Yin Kongchan had just finished with her words, when Ning Cheng and Xu Yingdei both felt the shuttle started shaking a bit, the next moment it came to a stop suspended in the air, no longer moving forward.
“I forgot to mention that in the Hidden Mist Cemetery, it is simply impossible to fly around with a flight type magical weapon.” Xu Yingdei’s mood seemed to have returned to normal.
Ning Cheng stood up and stared at Yin Kongchan before speaking up, “You better give us a reason for not mentioning this before, while you brought us here. If your reasons are not something that could satisfy me, then even if I do not obtain the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, I would still give you enough unforgettable memories to last a lifetime.”
The reason why Ning Cheng dared to cooperate together with Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei and come here to search for the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence was that he truly did not fear the two of them working against him.
Yin Kongchan did not speak rather just took out a jade strip and threw it at Ning Cheng before speaking, “Since you have been to that Heavenly Stars Auction, then presumably you should have also seen this jade strip. What Xu Yingdei spoke about earlier was correct, that flight type magical weapons couldn’t be used to fly around in this place. However it would have no effect on your Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds.”
Ning Cheng took the jade slip and found that this jade strip was definitely the jade strip that he had originally seen in the Heavenly Stars Auction. Although the restrictions on the jade strip was broken, but with Ning Cheng’s accomplishments related to restriction, he was immediately able to deduce the original restriction. From this, he could definitely say that this was the original Geocentric 9 Yin Essence jade strip.
There were only a few simple lines written on the jade strip, that the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence was something that was found in the most evil and forbidden grounds of the Hidden Mist Cemetery, this part was definitely not false. Only the specific location was not clear. At the same time, it also said that one must possess the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds, or flight type magical weapons of similar nature, to be able to have a chance to procure it.
No wonder when Xu Yingdei said that she wanted to join the treasure hunt, Yin Kongchan also immediately agreed to it when she saw Xu Yingdei’s Tracking Spiritual Fox that would be able to help in pinpointing the location. It turned out that she truly did not know the exact location.
Ning Cheng handed the jade strip to Xu Yingdei, before he looked at Yin Kongchan and spoke, “The jade strip is the real deal. But at least you should have given us a heads up before entering such a deadly and forbidden area. If I did not guess it wrong, since there are no directions mentioned in here, along with no instructions on how to get out, then even if we wanted to get out, it would be impossible, right?”
Yin Kongchan shook her head and spoke, “No, I still have three Transfer Talismans with me. When I had obtained the jade strip, I had immediately started preparing for it; therefore, once we obtain this thing, you can then immediately crush the Transfer Talisman to leave this place.”
Xu Yingdei after reading the jade strip, did not return the jade strip to Yin Kongchan, but rather returned the jade strip to Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng also took the jade strip as he looked at Yin Kongchan and spoke, “You mean that all we have to do is stand here, and then simply wait for the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence to automatically come to us?”
“In any case, I will not be bringing out Little Xun to search for the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence in this kind of place.” Xu Yingdei spoke with surety.
Yin Kongchan spoke up quietly, “Of course we will not stand here, nor can we use the Tracking Spiritual Fox to find it, however I have with me 40 Obstruction Dispelling Pills, with each pill being able to help us out for a full day, we can each take ten of them. While you can give 10 to your spirit beast, I believe that we should be able to find the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence in these 10 days.”
“What about the attacks from Yin Spirits? How would we defend against them?” Ning Cheng did not hesitate to take the 10 Obstruction Dispelling Pills before he asked.
Yin Kongchan simply took out an Obstruction Dispelling Pill before she swallowed it, and spoke up calmly, “Everyone can only depend on their respective luck and skills, if you have unlucky, and are attacked by the Yin Spirits then it can only be attributed to your bad luck. Currently, we will have to take a pill, and then get down; I have to put away my shuttle.”
Ning Cheng also swallowed an Obstruction Dispelling Pill, before he gave a sneer and spoke, “I’m afraid that if I died in front of you, then won’t you just go ahead and take my Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds?”
“If you die accidentally in this place, it would also mean that the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds would also fall in this place, which would be a huge waste, might as well continue using it in my hands, I definitely won’t hold it against you.” Yin Kongchan spoke as if it was completely in accordance with the natural order.
Ning Cheng just gave a grunt, but did not continue with this nonsense, before he took the initiative to jump of the shuttle. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, Ning Cheng did not take Yin Kongchan’s Transfer Talisman. Moreover, he also did not return that jade strip to Yin Kongchan.
The jade strip recorded the possible whereabouts of the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, and was in Ning Cheng’s hands. He did not return it to Yin Kongchan and in order to not give face to the opposite party, he was about to put the jade strip directly into his own ring.
However, just before Ning Cheng landed inside the Hidden Mist Cemetery, his spiritual consciousness felt a faintly discernible aura that was transmitted out from the jade strip.
Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness was extremely powerful and was incomparably meticulous; moreover, his spiritual consciousness was also quenched in the Chaotic Star Space. As such if one wanted to talk about its resilience and penetration power of his spiritual consciousness, then even Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan would be lagging far behind him in this regard. After he felt this strange phenomenon from the jade strip, especially because of the situation in this kind of cemetery, although that strange yet faintly discernible aura had long since dissipated, he still held it in his hand as he carefully scrutinised it.
“Senior Apprentice Brother Ning, what’s the matter?” Xu Yingdei held onto her spiritual fox as she and Yin Kongchan descended from the shuttle together.
Ning Cheng was using his spiritual consciousness to carefully scrutinize the jade strip, and only after a long time of observing it, did he suddenly shifted his gaze towards Yin Kongchan before asking, “Did you play any tricks with this jade strip? Because a message a just sent out from this jade strip a moment ago.”
Yin Kongchan’s calm face finally changed slightly, even the tone in which she spoke did not have the tranquillity from before, “No, I certainly did not play any tricks with this jade strip. Moreover, I have repeatedly checked the jade strip, and even asked the seven Palace Masters of my Floating Snow Palace to have a look at it. It absolutely did not have anything strange to it.”
“A moment ago, if it hadn’t been for that message transmission, I wouldn’t have noticed it. Now, although I am still not able to perceive as to what is wrong with the jade strip, but I can affirm that this jade strip definitely has been marked, however the grade of that mark is something that exceeds my capacity.” Ning Cheng spoke in a firm manner.
The three of them looked at each other, and only after a good long while did Xu Yingdei spoke up, “It looks like the three of us are going to be making wedding robes only to be used by others, in other words, it is the person who put this jade strip up for auction. I’m afraid that they were just waiting for someone to help them locate the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence.”
“I understand now.” Yin Kongchan suddenly spoke.
Seeing Ning Cheng and Xu Yingdei look at her, Yin Kongchan spoke in a slow voice, “When I had obtained the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence’s jade strip; the seven Palace Masters had told me that the possible whereabouts of the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence had appeared once before many years ago in an auction. At that time, I had not cared much about that information, but it looks like both this instance and the past instance has been perpetrated by the same person, only to get us here to help locate the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence. Xu Yingdei might just be right with her words, that once we found the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, it would truly be similar to creating wedding robes only to be used by someone else.”
“If you had not discovered this point, then we indeed would have been making other people’s wedding dress. Now that it has been found, then we don’t have to make wedding dresses for others.” Ning Cheng shook the jade strip in his hand, before he ended his words with a mysterious smile.
[TL Note – The entire point of ‘creating wedding dresses only to be used by others’ simply boils down to taking advantage of other people’s hard work. That’s because creating a wedding dress is a very time consuming and an intricate process that a person undertakes, but all that hard work would not be for that person creating the dress.]
Finished saying, Ning Cheng raised his hand and flung it as hard as he could, causing he himself to not know where he threw the jade strip.
Once Ning Cheng threw away the jade strip, the three people’s attention once again returned to the Hidden Mist Cemetery, causing them immediately sense the strange situation in here.
The three of them were surround by an odd aura, while burst of vague wails and cries could be heard coming from a distance. If one paid attention to listening to it, then it would feel like the weird sounds were coming from somewhere close to them, but if you tried to look with your eyes, you simply would not be able to see anything.
“My spiritual consciousness can only extend to less than ten meters away.” Xu Yingdei’s face was slightly paler than before, although her cultivation allowed her to calm her heart, but when one’s own strength was not enough to deal with matters of the present, it was only natural for her to feel a little fear.
“My spiritual consciousness can also only extend to about ten meters.” Yin Kongchan’s expression was just a bit better than Xu Yingdei’s was, however it did not have the calm that she had previously.
Seeing the two of them look at him, Ning Cheng calmly replied, “My cultivation is lower than the two of you by a full realm, in other words ten full levels.”
After speaking that, Ning Cheng did not explain anything. However, in his mind he was secretly shocked on how powerful his spiritual consciousness had grown to in the Chaotic Star Space. His spiritual consciousness was definitely not much better than Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan, but because his spiritual consciousness was tempered in the Chaotic Star Space, it allowed his spiritual consciousness to actually stretch beyond a hundred meters in this place.
Although it was still subdued to the extreme, but compared to Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei, his spiritual consciousness was able to stretch out the farthest in this place.
“Let’s put down your Tracking Spiritual Fox, we have a limited time in here; as such we have to find the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence in the shortest time possible.” Yin Kongchan, after listening to Ning Cheng’s words from before, spoke out in imploring yet simple tone towards Xu Yingdei.
However, Xu Yingdei shook her head and spoke, “No, I will not be at ease if I put down Little Xun in this place. I’ll be keeping Little Xun in my hands; it can still convey me the location. However, at this moment Little Xun is not in a position to give us any useful directions, showing that it has still not yet found any clues. We will have to look harder for it ourselves till then.”
Xu Yingdei had just finished, but just when she was about to walk past him, Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness immediately detected a faintly discernible shadow that plunged towards Xu Yingdei, who at this moment was at the front of them.
That shadow was incomparably fast and in just a short time rushed within ten meters of Xu Yingdei.
However, Ning Cheng did not begin, he wanted to see if Xu Yingdei was able to discover it or not. Sure enough, once that shadow came within ten meters of Xu Yingdei, Xu Yingdei’s face slightly changed, before she raised her hand and sent out a sword light to split it apart.
“Woo” A sad and shrill sounding cry sounded out, Ning Cheng, with the help of his spiritual consciousness was able to see that the shadow had completely vanished without a trace. It seems that it was completely exterminated by Xu Yingdei’s sword qi.
However, this sad yet shrill sounding cry was especially clear in this cemetery, so much so that it actually transformed into a huge terrifying sound field that easily envelope them as it expanded outwards.
The three of them simply were on the verge of being drowned by this miserable yet shrill cry, forcing them to momentarily stop moving.