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Chapter 0306: I guess you’re not
“Ning Cheng, if you really have the Mirage Tree on you, then craft a wooden box from the materials of the Mirage Tree, it is the best method for preserving the Underworld Soul Flower. However, the value of the Mirage Tree is much higher than the Underworld Soul Flower.” Yin Kongchan finally interrupted the silence between the three.
“What is the value of the Mirage Tree?” Ning Cheng did indeed possess a withered up Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree, but he truly did not know the role of this Mirage Tree.
“I heard that it has some relationship with Dao Charms, however only after cultivating to a certain extent would anyone be able to understand them, as such I myself am not very clear about it. Moreover, I also have heard that the Mirage Tree could be used for crafting. While the magical weapons crafted from it would exceed best quality true artefacts. Of course, no one would use this kind of stuff for crafting.” Yin Kongchan gave a very vague answer, from this, it could be gleamed that although she was aware that a Mirage Tree was very precious, but as to the specific value of the Mirage Tree, she herself did not have a clear understanding.
Xu Yingdei suddenly spoke up, “One of the effects of the Mirage Tree is to restore the methods, techniques and Dao Heart.”
Ning Cheng stopped, “Since that is the case, then let us wait for some time, at least till I am able to safely put away the Underworld Soul Flower.”
He understood the meaning of Xu Yingdei’s words, for Xu Yingdei to want the branch of the Mirage Tree; it was certainly for her grandmother. However, Ning Cheng did not immediately take out this kind of thing; he could only thank Xu Yingdei for her efforts at this moment. However thanking her did not mean that he was showing her love, of course, he would definitely help Xu Yingdei to revert back to her original self, and then at the time of their parting, he would leave behind a branch for her.
In the Hidden Mist Cemetery, although Ning Cheng’s cultivation was the lowest, but his survival ability in this kind of place was undoubtedly the most formidable. Since Ning Cheng had asked them to stop, Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan duo also had no objections.
Yin Kongchan even took the initiative to bring out a mansion and set up array formations on the outside. Giving a room to Ning Cheng alone, Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei took to another room.
Even if they had limited time, Ning Cheng still choose to spend some time to preserve the Underworld Soul Flower. Moreover, the two of them also did not have any means to refute it.
Ning Cheng first used the True Brahma Sword to cut off a few branches from the Mirage Tree. Although he could not use the Mirage Tree itself to craft a wooden box, but he still used these few branches to craft a rough looking wooden box. He then put the Underworld Soul Flower into the box then placed the wooden box into a previously crafted jade box, before placing a number of restrictions on it.
In order to preserve the Underworld Soul Flower, Ning Cheng wasted a full day in this place. Although inside the Hidden Mist Cemetery, time was precious for the three of them, Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei did not say anything.
“I suddenly thought of something. Now that your Transfer Talisman is useless. So even if we did manage to get our hands on the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, how would we get out of this place?” Ning Cheng finally came out of his room, and the first thing he asked Yin Kongchan was about how they would come out of this place.
Yin Kongchan also casually replied, “Originally, I was ready to get out of this place using that method, but at present even I cannot go out. So when we find the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, the three of us would be on our own. If you want to, we can continue to work as a team, if not then each of us will be going our separate ways.”
Ning Cheng also did not refute it. Since they were already in this predicament. Whether or not he was dissatisfied with Yin Kongchan, he also knew that there was no other way.
Although Ning Cheng had already thrown away the jade strip that stated that the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence was inside the Hidden Mist Cemetery, they were aware that they did not have a detailed position for the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence. As a result, even if they had the Seeker Spiritual Fox, even on the sixth day, they still had no clue about the whereabouts of the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence.
On the seventh day, Ning Cheng suddenly changed his direction. And along the way, the Yin Spirits that they encountered also increased significantly, as such the three people had to help out each other in an increased frequency, especially since they rarely met any during the previous days.
Although Yin Kongchan did not want to talk, but even she could not help but ask, “Why did you suddenly change the direction? Before when you were leading the way, you did not choose this path. You used to choose the path with fewer Yin Spirits. Why did you change it now?”
“I don’t think we would be able to find it on that path. Its name is ‘Geocentric 9 Yin Essence’, as such although I have not seen what it looks like, but from its name, one can glean that this kind of stuff was something that came out from the deeper parts of the ground. I’ve always looked for places with lower concentrations of Yin Spirits, but that’s not the right way. I’m going to choose a low terrain from now, however whether we can find it or not is not certain.”
Ning Cheng’s answer can be said to be illogical, but these people knew that there was no other way. Other than listening to Ning Cheng, they simply did not have anything to do. If in two days, even if they were not looking for the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, they would still have to look for a way out.
Ning Cheng walked for two full days on the downward sloped terrain, while at the same time the number of Yin Spirits were also increasing along the way.
“We can’t go on like this; we have to find out way out now otherwise, we will just be adding three more piles of bones to this cemetery.” As the eighth day was about two pass, Yin Kongchan finally stopped and spoke.
Ning Cheng calmly looked at Yin Kongchan and asked, “Find our way out? If you know how to go out, then I will gladly come with you at this very moment.”
Yin Kongchan immediately turned speechless, if she knew the direction from where she could go out, she would have already prepared herself to go back. Although the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence was important to her, but it was more important to not leave her life in this place.
“Little Xun found a spiritual object……” Xu Yingdei, who had been silent for a past few days, suddenly spoke up with a pleasantly surprised voice.
Xu Yingdei’s words immediately caused the argument between Ning Cheng and Yin Kongchan to come to an abrupt halt, as both of them looked at Xu Yingdei.
Although a few days ago, that Spiritual Fox Little Xun also found a spiritual object, but that spiritual object turned out to be an Underworld Soul Flower. Whether it was the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence this time or not, any spiritual object found in this place, would definitely not be ordinary.
“You better lead the way.” Yin Kongchan spoke without hesitation.
Needless to say, even without Yin Kongchan’s reminded, Xu Yingdei had already walked to the front, while Ning Cheng and Yin Kongchan quickly followed her.
After the time it took for an incense stick to burn, Ning Cheng suddenly called out to Xu Yingdei, “Don’t go further.”
“We have already arrived; Little Xun is pointing towards a place three feet in front of us.” Xu Yingdei stopped and pointed to a pitch black rock at a distance not far from them.
“There is nothing here.” Yin Kongchan looked confused. Other than the piece of stone in front of them, it was only empty space.
Before Xu Yingdei spoke, Ning Cheng spoke out in a bit louder voice, “Although there is nothing here, but as long as we walk a few meters further, we will end up entering a Yin Spirit Groove.”
Since they had already experienced the dangers of a Yin Spirit Groove, Ning Cheng as such paid special attention towards the Yin Spirit Grooves.
“How can you say that there is a Yin Spirit Groove? Aah no, Little Xun clearly said that there is a spiritual object here.” Xu Yingdei spoke out as if she did not believe what she heard.
Ning Cheng gave a nod, “Little Xun should not be wrong, as in the middle of the Yin Spirit Groove, there is an entrance to a natural concealment array formation. This Concealment Array Formation is a naturally occurring one but is of Rank 7, and is equivalent to something a Tier 8 Array Formation Grand Master would lay out. It’s normal that you can’t see it.”
“How can you recognize a Rank 7 Natural Concealment Array Formation?” Yin Kongchan asked in shock as she stared at Ning Cheng, even Xu Yingdei could not believe it as she stared at Ning Cheng.
To cultivate a Tier 7 Array Formation Grand Master would require at the very least a few hundred to a thousand years of time while having exceptional talent. Just how old was Ning Cheng? Was he an old monster?
Ning Cheng shook his head, “You don’t have to look at me like that I’m not a Tier 7 Array Formation Grand Master yet however I can definitely enter through the entrance of this Concealment Array Formation.”
Although Ning Cheng was not a Tier 7 Array Formation Grandmaster, but he was still a Tier 6 Array Formation Grand Master. The reason he was able to find the array formation and even quickly discover the entrance to the array formation, was all thanks to his experience in the Blood River Mountains and also at the bottom of the Blood River Mountains.
He had survived for a few years inside the array formation at the bottom of the Blood River Mountains, so how could ordinary array formations even compare to it? Ning Cheng’s memory and reasoning abilities were already unmatched even before he obtained the Mysterious Yellow Bead. Coupled with the help from the Mysterious Yellow Origin, his few years of array formation deductions inside that place could be compared to several decades or even several centuries of deductions of others.
Although Ning Cheng said that he was still not a Tier 7 Array Formation Grandmaster, Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei was still in shock. Even if he was not a Tier 7 Array Formation Grandmaster, for him to claim that he could enter the Rank 7 Natural Concealment Array Formation, meant that his level was absolutely not below a Tier 6 Array Formation Grandmaster. Moreover, it also showed that this kind of Array Formation Grandmaster was simply not comparable to other ordinary Array Formation Grandmasters.
Ning Cheng looked at Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei and spoke, “There are two ways we can do this, first is I’ll take you in, but I will have to hold onto you. I can’t just carry you by just holding hands. Second is, I’ll go in alone, while the two of you wait for me here.”
“I’ll go in with you.” Xu Yingdei spoke up immediately as Ning Cheng’s words finished.
Yin Kongchan, however hesitated for a brief moment, before she also followed suit with Xu Yingdei and spoke, “I’ll also go in with you.”
Ning Cheng on hearing their words, no longer spoke any nonsense, as he wrapped his hands conveniently around Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei, before he rushed out towards the Yin Spirit Groove while embracing the two of them on each of his side.
Both Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan felt their entire body go tight, immediately realizing that Ning Cheng was embracing them. The two women’s heart suddenly leapt up, even if they used their cultivations to suppress their emotions but this kind of physiological change was not something that they could suppress.
Do not look at the indifferent appearance of the two people, nor their way of casually speaking about taboo things. But because they were actually held in the arms of a man in such a manner, they were simply not able to calm themselves. Sometimes, it’s one thing to speak about such things, but completely different matter to actually do it.
When Ning Cheng embraced the two women, he had not thought much about it at all. But when the two soft bodies actually were being held in his arms, even if he did not try to think about it, he simply was not able to control his involuntary physiological reactions.
At this moment, he suddenly thought of Ji Luofei and remembered the time when he and Ji Luofei embraced each other in that small rest stop. A dry heat started to rise up from the depths of his heart, making Ning Cheng suddenly feel that he could not wait to rip off all the clothes of the two women in his arms.
“Roar…..” The seemingly endless Yin Spirits awoke, and once again, just like a thick black mist, spread out to bind Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng was already surprised in his heart, he had already understood that the phenomenon of Yang Qi incinerating the body had not completely disappeared after he had stopped his cultivation and exited the Small Spiritual Domain. In this sober moment, how could he dare to continue with his blind and disorderly conjectures, with a few twist and turns along with a few spins of his body, they were able to bypass the Yin Spirit Groove.
As Ning Cheng’s body spun, his figure also gradually started to fade away. Although the innumerable Yin Spirits flocked towards him, but before they could get to him before he disappeared. Those seemingly infinite Yin Spirits, unable to sense Ning Cheng anymore, once more settled down.
Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei were in Ning Cheng’s embrace, so Ning Cheng’s body temperature rising, his somewhat ragged breathing and even the slight tightening of his embrace on them, were all felt by the two of them.
Although they have not experienced this kind of thing, but that did not mean they did not understand what was happening. As to why Ning Cheng was in this kind of state, the two of them immediately seemingly realized it.
Fortunately, this kind of embarrassment did not last long, before Ning Cheng put the two of them down.
The scarlet blush on Yin Kongchan’s face also faded, before she looked at Ning Cheng and spoke, “I always thought that you were a saint, but it seems you are not.”
“Geocentric 9 Yin Essence…..” Xu Yingdei’s shocked voice interrupted the awkward words between Ning Cheng and Yin Kongchan.