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Chapter 0307: The Geocentric 9 Yin Essence
Ning Cheng and Yin Kongchan also saw the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, although the three of them had never seen the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence before, but at this moment when they saw the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence in their sights, the three of them were sure that this was definitely the thing that they were looking for.
Ning Cheng had always thought that the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence was a kind of geocentric liquid that seeped out of rocks from deep underground, but today he finally realized that the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence was actually something that was condensed outside by a plant.
In front of the three of them was a bare hill, with some gravel around the foot of the hill. The hill appeared grey in color and was around a few dozen feet high. The top of the hill grew just one single leaf plant around three feet in height. The plant was just like a sunflower; however, there was a round fruit at the top. It was this round fruit that caused the plant to have a slightly bent down posture. At the bottom of the fruit, one could see a drop of bright red liquid hanging precariously as if it was about to drip down.
The three people could observe it clearly with their spiritual consciousness, and realized that it was this red liquid that was the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence. At this time, they also observed a small stone trough beneath the fruit of the plant, and could see that this trough was already half filled with the red liquid. However, this stone trough was very small, even though the trough was half full, the amount in it was only enough to fill just two to three bottles.
“I truly never expected that the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence was something that seeped out of a plant.”
Ning Cheng gave a long sigh, but then he suddenly thought of something, as then turned his gaze towards Yin Kongchan and said, “You said that the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds would be needed to obtain the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, but from what I see, this place does not need the usage of the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds.”
Yin Kongchan spoke in a soft voice, “That is because you did not disturb the plant that condenses the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence. Once the plant is alarmed, this bare hill in front of us would immediately start to manifest an ice cold frost. Not to mention about our cultivations, even with the cultivation of Sea Opening Realm, just standing on this hill would turn you into an ice sculpture in an instant. Moreover……”
As she spoke that last word, Yin Kongchan stared into Ning Cheng’s eyes. Before she spoke word by word, “There is only a single chance to grab the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, that is, before you turn into an icicle, you must not only step onto that hill but also completely take away the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence in that stone trough in one swoop. Otherwise, it would be equivalent to all of us turning white. Once the plant that condenses the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence is alarmed, then it would even freeze the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence in the stone trough into nothingness.”
[TL Note – ‘Turning White’ here means ‘making a trip in vain and ended up dying/turning into a ghost’.]
Ning Cheng understood what Yin Kongchan meant, as he asked again, in shock, “In other words, even if I have the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds, there is only a single chance to obtain it? Just going near it, would inevitably alarm that plant that condenses the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence?”
“Yes, you only have a single chance. Moreover the sooner you are able to start the better it would be, if we stand here for too long, it would inadvertently disturb the plant.” Yin Kongchan looked at the plant at the top of the hill and replied with a sigh.
Ning Cheng no longer asked any other question, just took out two jade bottles and carefully positioned them in his hands. He estimated that the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence in the stone trough could only fill up two bottles.
After getting ready, Ning Cheng immediately stepped forward. Then he suddenly brought out his Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds.
An ice cold chill was seeping out from the bare hill, which Ning Cheng could immediately feel. A layer of white frost unexpectedly started to cover the grey coloured bare hill in just a moment. Which was followed by a kind of terrorizing cold that directly moved toward Ning Cheng. It felt as if in just the next moment it would completely freeze Ning Cheng’s Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds.
Not good, it looks like the plant was alarmed, moreover this ice cold chill was actually radiating out from below. Once the stone trough containing the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence was frozen, then for him to take such a huge risk to come here, would be equivalent to doing useless hard work. Ning Cheng wielded his Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds in a crazy manner, as he immediately rushed up.
Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei who were a bit farther away looked at the bare hill in shock, as the hill was actually gradually turning white from the bottom moving towards the top, this moment resembled ordinary running water freezing up, as it transformed into ice from the bottom towards the top, which caused the two of them to feel extremely nervous.
If it was an ordinary place, the distance of a few dozen feet was simply not worth mentioning in front of Ning Cheng’s Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds, as it would not even require more than a wave from it to cover the distance. But in this place, from every wave of the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds, one could actually feel the inexhaustible pressure that came from the ice cold chill.
Moreover, even the space around the bare hill seemed have been frozen cold, letting him feel as if he was moving through an extremely viscous syrup.
When the chill started to invade Ning Cheng from his feet, it even condensed a layer of frost over his feet, causing Ning Cheng’s heart to go tight. He knew that once the chill managed to completely seep into him before he reached the summit of the bare hill, it would be equivalent of ‘turning white’ as mentioned by Yin Kongchan.
Thinking of this, Ning Cheng suddenly started forcibly churning his qi and blood, causing the trace of Small Spiritual Domain’s residual poisonous Yang Qi to also flare up. At this moment, the layer of frost covering his feet also instantly disappeared into thin air.
Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei were very familiar with that hot Yang Qi, which was because when they were being held by Ning Cheng a while ago, Ning Cheng’s body also gave off a similar kind of hot aura.
Yin Kongchan understood in a flash that Ning Cheng had not deliberately tightened his embrace on her; it seems that it was because of the influence from this kind of aura.
As Ning Cheng dispelled the chill from his feet, his speed also increased a bit. Once again furiously wielding the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds, Ning Cheng finally was able to get close to the stone trough.
At this point, even if Ning Cheng did not think about it, he immediately grabbed the stone trough and poured the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence into the two jade bottles, then sealing up the jade bottles, he directly put them into his ring.
In the moment Ning Cheng put away the jade bottles into his ring, a terrifyingly cold aura swept over towards him. Just like an ice cold expanse of whiteness, it completely covered Ning Cheng and the bare hill in front of Ning Cheng. Ning Cheng’s Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds also seemed to have frozen stiff, and looked as if it could not be wielded anymore. The next moment, Ning Cheng was just like a broken kite as he plunged down from the air.
Ning Cheng was extremely horrified in his heart, as the farther the fell down, the more terrifying the cold became. He simply was not able to take any action, even his consciousness was starting to blur.
Xu Yingdei and Yin Kongchan, almost at the same time, rushed up.
“Bang……” Ning Cheng smashed into the hands of the two people, causing the two people to directly hit the ground, as the three of them fell into a heap.
Just a fall of two feet, yet even after two cultivators at the great circle of Soul Essence Realm teamed up, they unexpectedly were not able to fully break Ning Cheng’s fall rather it even caused the three people to fall into a heap.
“Kaka……” At this moment, sounds of bones breaking could be heard from Ning Cheng’s body, just like icicles breaking off, the sounds were extremely clear.
Yin Kongchan finally extracted herself from the heap with difficulty, as she picked up Ning Cheng and spoke to Xu Yingdei, “Hurry up, the chill inside would grow heavier with each moment, ultimately it would freeze all three of us into ice.”
Xu Yingdei also was aware that the situation was urgent. Barely able to stand up, she stumbled behind Yin Kongchan, and quickly escaped the range of this terrifying grey hill.
Once the three of the left, the chill also started dissipating, before it finally disappeared as if it never happened.
Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei, who were standing a bit farther from the foot of the hill, were in much better condition than Ning Cheng was. Moreover, since Ning Cheng’s cultivation was theoretically the lowest among them, as such he was the one who had to bear the biggest brunt, as almost all of his internal organs were frozen. At this time, in order to maintain the integrity of his body, Yin Kongchan immediately rushed out, otherwise his body would have completely fallen apart after freezing over.
“Ning Cheng should be okay, right?” Xu Yingdei wiped the blood from the corners of his mouth that was spilled because of the cold, as she nervously asked.
Yin Kongchan also looked at Ning Cheng, before she frowned and spoke, “His condition is a bit more serious, he is completely unconscious.”
Then Yin Kongchan looked in all four directions around them before speaking, “Don’t you feel that there is something strange here? Not only is our spiritual consciousness able to extend ten times that from the Hidden Mist Cemetery, but this place is also incomparably spacious.”
Xu Yingdei also gave an En sound, but did not give a direct answer to Yin Kongchan’s question, rather she pointed to Ning Cheng in Yin Kongchan’s arms and spoke “You can give him to me, I can help him a bit with my true essence.”
However, Yin Kongchan did not hand over Ning Cheng to Xu Yingdei. She just replied coldly, “You want to sever your emotions. But for that, you’ll have to wait for Ning Cheng to wake up. Currently Ning Cheng is severely injured, so I’m not completely sure about giving him to you.”
Xu Yingdei also spoke out in a mournful voice, “I even swallowed a Burning Life Pill for him, so why would I harm him? Even if I want to sever my emotions, he does not even like me, so what kind of sentiment would I even sever?”
Yin Kongchan still spoke calmly, “If you were not Xu Yingdei, then I would have definitely believed you, but unfortunately, your name is Xu Yingdei.”
Xu Yingdei also calmed down, and looked at Yin Kongchan calmly before speaking, “If you also like him, I won’t compete with you, but you should at least let me try and save Ning Cheng.”
Yin Kongchan spoke out in an indifferent voice, “The two of us do not have to create so many machinations between us, back then your ancestor Xu Binglan and my ancestor San Yan both ended up in love with the Heavenly Dao Academy’s Yan Fenghua, but this kind of thing will never happen for a second time. You can rest assured, the reason I saved Ning Cheng was just because Ning Cheng had saved me a few times, it is the same reason because of which you used the Burning Life Pill to save Ning Cheng at that time. I am not fond of Ning Cheng, but as it stands, Ning Cheng has to be in good shape before you can sever your emotions. Since you can use your true essence to help Ning Cheng, so can I.”
“You are surnamed Yin.” Xu Yingdei’s voice also turned frosty.
Yin Kongchan did not care about and still calmly replied, “My Master is one of the seven Floating Snow Palace’s Palace Master Sang Jiezhu, she is also my mother, but I did not want to continue following my mother’s surname, so can’t I take up my father’s name?”
Seeing Xu Yingdei silent, Yin Kongchan suddenly spoke up, “Before Ning Cheng wakes up you can always keep an eye on me, whether or not I bring harm to Ning Cheng, you’ll be able to observe it clearly.”
When the two people came here, they thought of the same thing. Then the two of them glanced at each other but did not say anything more.
When Ning Cheng finally woke up, he found himself alone in a small room sleeping on the bed. Surprised, he quickly sat up. At the same time, he also stretched out his spiritual consciousness, however his spiritual consciousness instantly stretched out several thousand meters out.
It seems they were still in the place from where they had collected the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence; Ning Cheng immediately understood this point. Before when he had entered this place, he could sense that the range of his spiritual consciousness had expanded a lot. Not only that, even the Corpse Poison Mist was also not present.
Ning Cheng soon discovered that there was a person missing among them, no not just a single person, but even Xu Yingdei, who was outside of the house, was covered in blood and was slumped on the ground. However, he could not even find the slightest trace of Yin Kongchan; at least within the range of his spiritual consciousness, there was no sign of Yin Kongchan.
Ning Cheng hurriedly got up, rushed out of the house and helped Xu Yingdei up. After finding that Xu Yingdei was not fatally injured, his heart finally loosened up a bit, as he hurriedly took out a healing pill and placed it in Xu Yingdei’s mouth.
After a few breaths, Xu Yingdei finally opened her eyes. Seeing Ning Cheng, she spoke up with a pleasantly surprised voice, “Are you alright?”
“Well, I will have to thank you for that. What happened here, how come I don’t see Yin Kongchan here?” Ning Cheng knew that although Xu Yingdei’s injury were not light, but this kind of injury was simply nothing in front of his pill.