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Chapter 0304: Underworld Soul Flower
Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness was a lot tougher and stronger than both Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei; as such, he could see that because of this mournful cry, more and more Yin Spirits were rapidly moving towards them.
“Don’t remain in a daze, follow me, I’ll lead the way for now. Once the Tracking Spiritual Fox is able to find traces of the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, at that moment Xu Yingdei can lead the way.” Ning Cheng finished speaking while simultaneously moved quickly in a particular direction where there were fewer Yin Spirits.
Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan on seeing this, also quickly followed behind Ning Cheng, and soon were able to leave that place.
After an hour, Ning Cheng was able to figure out a pattern. That is, as long as they kept walking, even if they were found by some Yin Spirits, those Yin Spirits would only chase them for a short distance before they returned. However, once they stopped, the Yin Spirits would immediately rush towards them.
In case of engaging with the Yin Spirits, after you end up killing a Yin Spirit, you must use your true essence to create a wall around it to block the Yin Spirit’s voice from spreading out; otherwise, it would attract even more Yin Spirits.
Ning Cheng along with the other two walked for half a day; however, they did not meet any major problems. Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei were very clear about this in their heart, that even if Ning Cheng did not take the initiative to speak about it, Ning Cheng definitely had the means to navigate through this place.
“You seem to be able to perceive the movements of the Yin Spirits in advance.” After the three people continued walking for another hour, Yin Kongchan finally wasn’t able to bear it any longer as she finally spoke it out.
Ning Cheng just gave an irrelevant reply, “I have been walking for almost half a day, and I find that although there are some things strange here, however the only thing difficult to deal with here is blocking the poison, so how come you said that once people enter here, they would not be able to come out?”
“That is because we have only been here for less than a day, while at the same time we have also not encountered any Yin Spirit Grooves or the Corpse Obstruction Valley. On the other hand, even if you did not end up encountering the two places, once you run out of Obstruction Dispelling Pills, it would only result in a dead end.” Yin Kongchan also gave a casual reply; it seems as if she had really forgotten the question she had asked Ning Cheng a moment ago.
Yin Kongchan had just finished her words, when the three of them immediately found the surroundings turn icy cold. A whimpering and sobbing sound mixed with countless exploding sounds resounded around the three people.
“This is bad; we encountered a Yin Spirit Groove, hurry up and run…..” Yin Kongchan’s warning about escaping had still not finished, when within Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness range, innumerable and densely clustered Yin Spirits appeared. What shocked Ning Cheng even more, was that even with his spiritual consciousness deployed to the fullest, he still wasn’t able to sense how these many Yin Spirits had popped out so suddenly.
The Yin Spirits in here, some of their auras were even stronger than Yin Kongchan’s and Xu Yingdei’s.
At this time, Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei also saw many Yin Spirits flocking towards them. The faces of both of them turn white at the sight of this, they were aware that they would not be able to deal with so many Yin Spirits.
Yin Kongchan brought out a round shield, while at the same time threw out two talismans towards Xu Yingdei and Ning Cheng before speaking, “First crush the talisman to get out of this place, we’ll then prepare to re-enter this place later.”
At the same time that she threw out her Minor Teleportation Talismans, she also crushed the Talisman in her hand.
But the next moment, she became dumbfounded. Although she had crushed the Talisman, but she had not even moved an inch from her spot, that is to say, her talisman simply did not have any effect in this place.
From the moment, that Yin Kongchan threw out the Talisman, to the moment she crushed the Talisman, hardly a full moment had transpired, when Xu Yingdei also crushed her Talisman. Seeing that Yin Kongchan was not sent away, she immediately realized that the Minor Teleportation Talismans had some problems. At least the one’s the three of them had were encountering some interference in this place.
Ning Cheng simply put away the talisman, while he immediately brought out his Cosmic True Devil Axe.
Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan also responded quickly, as they brought out their own magical weapons, and began attacking the swarms of Yin Spirits flocking towards them.
These Yin Spirits’ bodies were simply hard to locate without using their spiritual consciousness, moreover the two of them were also afraid of being caught by the Yin Spirits. Causing them to crazily stimulate the magical weapons in their hands. Soon, a true essence barrier formed around the three of them, while they used their magical weapons to kill countless Yin Spirits. A variety of mournful cries erupted, and because of these mournful cries spreading out, it attracted even more Yin Spirits towards them.
Some of the powerful Yin Spirits not only could send out their Yin Claws to attack, but even explode out with Yin Blades. There were even some Yin Spirits among them, who unexpectedly were able to cast out ranged attacks.
Ning Cheng possessed the Cosmic True Devil Axe, combined with his axe intent that was the most suitable for group kills, he immediately erupted with his Axe Line, causing the Yin Spirits to be knocked away dead, rather they were dead the moment they came in contact with it. Moreover, because he also possessed the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds, he was not overly afraid of being trapped by them. It was just that the Yin Spirits surrounding them were simply innumerable, while at the same time very densely packed, causing Ning Cheng to not dare to escape while carrying Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan. Once he took the two of them to rush out, being screwed over by Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan would simply be a minor matter, as he himself would be trapped in this place.
To waste thousands of talisman, only to blow up these Yin Spirits, even he felt a bit reluctant. In this place, he had already observed that talismans played a very important role, moreover if he stimulated many Talismans together, it would indeed become a powerful tool for him. If he had known earlier that he would be coming to this place, he would not have wasted so many talismans on that battle ring.
It was still a lot better for Ning Cheng as he had a few attack methods with a wide scope and a wider range, however Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei were a lot more miserable, even when their cultivations were far stronger than Ning Cheng’s was. However, because their spiritual consciousness was not able to extend out to a hundred meters in this hidden mist like Ning Cheng, as such the two, in order to avoid being suddenly attacked by the Yin Spirits, had to spend more than ten times the efforts that Ning Cheng was expending.
Yin Kongchan had surrounded herself with a round shield, coupled with a pair of white gloves, she used a jade ruler as her magical weapon. Xu Yingdei had a defensive type bell suspended over her head, while she used a blue-green sword as her attacking magical weapon.
Because they did not know from where the Yin Spirits would attack from next, so at the moment they no longer had any other choice but to go into a full defensive mode. Moreover, the two people’s attacking means were also inferior to Ning Cheng who had comprehended and upgraded his Axe Line’s group kill skills in the Angry Axe Valley, as a result their consumption was far higher than Ning Cheng’s, while the situation was also not as good as Ning Cheng’s.
At this moment, the two of them already were in a dishevelled state, rather it could be said that they were even on the verge of panicking.
Those Yin Spirits seemed to realize that Ning Cheng was more difficult to deal with Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei, however since they had the nature of bullying the weak and fearing the strong, as a result the situation was more relaxed for Ning Cheng.
Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan were also going all out to resist the attacks from the high level Yin Spirits, and were in no mood to pay any attention to Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng originally wanted to rely on his Axe Line and let the three of them work together to push these Yin Spirits back together. But now that he saw more and more Yin Spirits rushing towards them because of the increasing mournful cries, he knew that if he did not risk it now, and waited for higher level Yin Spirits to arrive, it simply would be too late to try to risk it.
Thinking until here, Ning Cheng directly took out thousands of talismans before throwing them all out. Once these talismans were thrown out, it resulted in countless terrifying explosions that completely engulfed their surroundings. For a moment, flames overflowed into the sky, while thunder and lightning boomed.
With so many talismans exploding, some of the low levelled Yin Spirits surroundings them were directly burnt to their deaths by Ning Cheng’s talismans. Some of the high level Yin Spirits were also alarmed as they moved back as if afraid, creating a gap. Ning Cheng immediately took advantage of this gap as he grabbed Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei, while simultaneously directly used his Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds to flicker away from that location.
This time, Ning Cheng did not casually drop Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei, but rather properly put the two of them on the ground, and then asked, “Was that the Yin Spirit Groove that you spoke off?”
Yin Kongchan casually arranged her clothes and hair, before she spoke with a sigh, “Thank you for saving me again. Yin Spirit Groove is a place where Yin Qi gathers, it is somewhat like the Spiritual Veins that we cultivators eye. The Yin Spirit Groove is also a place where many Yin Spirits lurk around in hiding, if the Yin Spirits lurking there did not ambush you, then that place would be extremely difficult to find even with the help of spiritual consciousness. But once these lurking Yin Spirits are disturbed, they would swarm out in the shortest possible time.”
Xu Yingdei did not speak, but silently sorted out her clothes, and then placed the sword she was carrying on her back into her ring, while she once again brought out her Seeker Spiritual Fox and held it in her hands. Probably because amongst the three people, her role was the least effective.
“Little Xun found something.” Xu Yingdei suddenly spoke up while sounding pleasantly surprised. Finished speaking, she turned towards Ning Cheng and said, “From here we have to move straight.”
It seems that she already became aware that Ning Cheng leading the way was much better than she herself leading was; as such, she simply told Ning Cheng the direction in which to proceed.
Ning Cheng followed the direction of Xu Yingdei. Bringing the Yin Kongchan duo, they only had to walk for around the time it took for an incense stick to burn, before they arrived before a pitch black lake. Rather than saying it as black lake, it would be more appropriate to describe it as an underground ditch.
The water inside this lake was jet black in color, while some bones could be seen floating in the surface of this black water, which made any person looking at it to feel extremely uncomfortable in their hearts.
There were also a few bones strewn about the banks of this pitch black lake, but these bones turned to flying ash the moment they touched the three people’s feet.
In the middle of this black lake, there was a small bulge that resembled a small raised hill, while at the top of this small hill-like protrusion was a flower that was the purest of white resembling the untouched snow. The lake itself was pitch black and was filled with pitch black water, but seeing such a pure white flower growing in the middle of it, it was something that was extremely strange.
“That’s the Underworld Soul Flower…..” Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei were both knowledgeable people, so seeing this flower, both of them exclaimed out in surprise.
The value of this flower was absolutely not less that the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, rather in some aspects it was even above the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence.
Ning Cheng, of course, also knew about the Underworld Soul Flower, he had read the introduction of the Underworld Soul Flower, and was aware that the conditions demanded for its growth was simply too harsh. But he had never thought that he would truly be able to encounter an Underworld Soul Flower today.
According to the legends, the purest thing of the world is the spiritual soul, while the filthiest thing of the world was also the spiritual soul.
The Underworld Soul Flower needs the purest spiritual soul aura for its nourishment, however to obtain the purest soul qi, you would have to first wash away the filth from the spiritual soul aura. The reason why the lake water was so dark, should have been resulted because of the long term cleansing of the filthy soul qi.
The Underworld Soul Flower was a true top tier spiritual grass, and required the earthly spiritual qi along with pure netherworld soul qi in order to nurture it. After a cultivator dies, as long as there is even a trace of their Soul Essence left behind, you could then use the Underworld Soul Flower to protect it, while at the same time you could even use it to grow and strengthen the Soul Essence. Compared to the Soul Raising Wood, one simply wouldn’t be able to say as to how many grades higher was the Underworld Soul Flower.
“The two of you should back off…” Ning Cheng on seeing the Underworld Soul Flower for the first time, he immediately decided to take this flower away.
“Are you going to collect the Underworld Soul Flower?” Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan shot surprised looks at Ning Cheng, they were well aware that they were not qualified to collect the Underworld Soul Flower, as they were also aware that if the Underworld Soul Flower were something that easy to collect, then the black lake here would not have so many bones of the dead.
“Ning Cheng, this is the Hidden Mist Cemetery’s Deep Soul Black Lake, which contains innumerable slumbering Yin Spirits. Once you cross this black lake, and try to collect the Underworld Soul Flower, these slumbering Yin Spirits would awaken immediately, and would even rush out towards you in an instant. Compared to the Yin Spirit Groove, it is several times more dangerous. The reason why the Hidden Mist Cemetery contains ghost cultivators is because of the flower you are seeing before you today, showing just how terrifying it is.” Yin Kongchan was afraid that Ning Cheng was not clear on things, as she once again tried to explain the things in detail.