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Chapter 0328: To seek revenge one must make good use of their time
After enduring the 18 tribulation thunder arcs in such a manner, Ning Cheng finally found the time to take a few deep breaths. Just as Ning Cheng finished the deep breaths, numerous thunder arcs simultaneously descended once again.
Once again facing the 18 descending lightning arcs, Ning Cheng barely was able to control the Blue Thunder City’s shadow, before his Sea of Consciousness once again erupted with tearing pain. The more lightning arcs the blue thunder city absorbed, the harder it was for him to control.
However, Ning Cheng was very clear in his heart, once this Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow disappeared then he would be completely finished. Without the blue thunder city’s shadow, in the face of this terrifying thunder tribulation, he was basically insignificant, and would be torn asunder in just a second.
“Poof” A mouthful of blood gushed out, Ning Cheng could feel his Sea of Consciousness already on the verge of cracking. Even if he once again crazily operated the Embracing Yang God Tactic, it would not be able to hold on for long.
The 18 lightning arcs had not been completely dealt with, when another nine lightning arcs descended.
“Bang.” A violent explosion erupted in Ning Cheng’s Sea of Consciousness, his spiritual consciousness increased by several times in an instant; even his true essence seemed to have increased exponentially. The tens of millions of spirit stones that he had placed in the Spiritual Gathering Array, at this moment, completely turned into Spiritual Qi Fog, which then directly drilled into Ning Cheng’s meridians.
“Kacha.” A cracking sound emerged, as the Golden Core suspended over the Core Lake cracked open at this moment, forming a vague Soul Essence Shadow. With his true essence and spiritual consciousness becoming even more powerful, Ning Cheng instantly felt relaxed, the disappearing Blue Thunder City’s shadow not only did not continue to disappear, but instead became even more clear.
Ning Cheng felt as if he had broken through layers of dense willow trees to emerge into a field of bright flowers. At the most critical moment, he had broken through the shackles, and finally advanced to the Soul Essence Realm. He had heard that once one advances to the early stages of the Soul Essence Realm, the life essence formed would have a vague and fuzzy form.
However, he had just advanced to the Soul Essence Realm, but his Life Essence was already incomparably clear, from this it could be seen that his strength was absolutely far beyond the Soul Essence Cultivators of the same level.
When the last nine tribulation thunder arcs descended, Ning Cheng had already completely sunk his mind to examine his now early stage Soul Essence Cultivation, as long as there were not too many thunder tribulation arcs descending at the same time, the remaining would not be enough to kill him.
When the final eighty first lightning arc was blocked by the Everlasting Blue Thunder City, before descending onto Ning Cheng, the sky suddenly cleared up. A rainbow coloured cloud suddenly manifested over his head, followed by a drizzle of droplets similar to rain. These drops landed directly on Ning Cheng’s body.
A kind of indescribable enlightenment flashed through Ning Cheng’s mind. At this point, not only was Ning Cheng’s cultivation rapidly soaring, even his life essence was quickly congealing into a more solid form. Moreover, his injuries were also rapidly recovering. Even the Essence Birthing Bamboo Pith was not as effective as these drops.
This kind of powerful enlightenment, Ning Cheng would never let it go to waste. It not only mellowed out his spiritual consciousness, but it also enhanced his true essence qualitatively to an entirely new level, at the same time Ning Cheng’s magical skills and spear intent were also constantly being perfected.
“Bang.” However, this enlightenment was interrupted. Ning Cheng found that the rainbow cloud had disappeared, along with those drops of watery liquid. Ning Cheng couldn’t help but feel a sense of loss in his heart, this kind of enlightenment time was simply too short.
However, it also made Ning Cheng aware that he had finally crossed the Soul Essence Thunder Tribulation. But at the same time, he also felt a bit embarrassed, as he was completely covered in blood and scabs. However, he was also feeling incomparably happy in his heart.
At this time his Soul Essence was constantly solidifying, Ning Cheng finally realized what Yin Kongchan and Xu Yingdei meant by the phrase, ‘the appearance is birthed by the heart’. When he finally advanced to the Soul Essence Realm, and during this time when his Life Essence was condensing, he at once followed his heart to give birth to his appearance, which allowed him to force a few deliberate changes. Without causing any impediments.
As half a day went past, Ning Cheng finally stood up and checked himself. In addition to being a bit taller than before, his body had also grown substantially stronger, at this moment he was not much different to how he looked when he was studying in Jiangzhou.
Then feeling his own spiritual consciousness and true essence once again, even he was not able to quantify how many times stronger had they grown from when he was in the Profound Core Realm.
Finally able to advance, Ning Cheng sighed as he spoke to himself, at this moment even if that person Jiang Jun dared to bluster in front of him, he simply would not need to put forth any effort, he would simply be able to pinch that person into oblivion any time he wanted. Not to mention Soul Essence Cultivators, even if he were to encounter Soul Sculpting Cultivators, so what? At this moment, his present cultivation had even boosted his courage.
Ning Cheng casted a few Dust Removal Techniques and Cleansing Water Techniques on him. After finally cleaning himself up, he found that his skin under the bombardment of the extremely violent thunder tribulation, not only did not turn black, rather had turned even smoother and more vibrant.
No wonder those with a higher cultivation level were able to live a longer life, every advancement was equivalent to turning young once again, with such a thing one simply did not even need to rely on beauty pills. Only when their own cultivations were not able to keep up with the life expectancy it granted to the people, would they finally start to gradually age, and would then need Face Maintaining Pills.
After advancing to the Soul Essence Realm, the first thing that Ning Cheng wanted to do was to go to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect. Although he could wait until his cultivation advanced higher, however he was aware that, according to Shi Qionghua, Xu Anzhen would never wait until his cultivation advanced to a higher level before she dealt with Shi Qionghua.
Shi Qionghua was aware of this, so she decided to prematurely enter the Heaven’s Way.
Moreover, even if he did not have to deal with matters relating to Shi Qionghua, Ning Cheng also could not wait till his cultivation reached a higher level. He was also aware that it would take too long, in his dictionary there was no such thing as a gentleman’s revenge, where even if he waited for ten years it would not be too late. For him, if he had to take revenge then he had to make good use of his time.
However, Ning Cheng was also not an idiot, he was very clear that if he went to the Severing Emotions Dao as he was now, then he truly would be an idiot. That is if he went there with his present strength, let alone trying to retrieve the suppressed part of Shi Qionghua’s life essence, or even stealing the Heavenly Cusp Flower, he would only be going there to die and even gift them his things for free. Compared to the behemoth like the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, he was like a child going up against a strong man.
Even if his concealment cultivation method were good, if he wanted to sneak around, then he cannot be caught unprepared like the past, otherwise he would end up meeting a dead end. Although he was ready to die for the things close to him, but he absolutely did not want to die. Compared to the cultivators here, Ning Cheng cherished his small life even more.
His fist was inferior to that of the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, as such, he could only use his head to find an opportune moment, only then would he be able to find a small chance. In the battle of the Fei River, Xie Xuan only had 80,000 soldiers yet he was able to get rid of Fu Jian’s 800,000 soldiers, this was possible not because of the size of his fist, but by the size of his head. Moreover, he currently had no interest to calculate all the variables; rather he did not believe that he would be able to factor in everything.
After his experience with Xu Yingdei’s severing her emotions, and then experiencing Shi Qionghua’s devotion to things, Ning Cheng was no longer the Ning Cheng from before. Although he still had the mentality of not bringing harm to others, but that was only on the pretext that others did not harm him. But at this moment, there were not only people who had harmed him, but there were also people looking for him to harm him.
When someone struck him with his or her fist, then his fist would also not shrink back. Even if he had to shrink back temporarily, he would definitely return the strike with even more interest. The Severing Emotions Dao Sect had repeatedly taken the initiative to provoke him, so what else could he do other than returning the hospitality that he received. Weren’t those from the Severing Emotions Dao Sect looking for someone to sever their emotions? Since you like to be so shady, then so can I, it’s just that I disdain from doing such a thing.
After advancing to the Soul Essence Realm, Ning Cheng immediately set out to find a place slightly richer in spiritual qi compared to other places, then dug out an immortal cave, before he closed himself up to go into seclusion.
This time Ning Cheng was not stingy at all, he not only used most of his spirit stones to lay out a Spiritual Gathering Array, but he even took out the broken crystal stone. This time he simply could not afford to be stingy at all, he had to improve his cultivation as fast as possible in the most stable manner.
One had to say that this piece of broken crystal stone was truly something heaven defying, Ning Cheng simply did not have to use any pill at all, with just the help of a few tens of millions of spirit stones and the crystal stone, he only had to spend a measly four months, before he advanced to the Soul Essence 3rd Level. However the broken crystal in his hands also turned much dimmer, allowing Ning Cheng to make a guess that this crystal stone would be completely used up if he used it a few more times in his cultivation.
After advancing to the Soul Essence 3rd Level, Ning Cheng continued cultivating the concealment method. He had to go to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, so he was clear that he must possess the most powerful concealment method. Half a month later, Ning Cheng finally stopped his seclusion.
It has already been five months since Shi Qionghua went away; as such, he was already running out of time, he had to start his plan now.
The Grand Peace City was definitely one of the largest true cultivator cities in the Tian Continent, to the point that it could even be compared to the makeshift market established over the public square of the Heavenly Dao Academy; as such, the Grand Peace City enjoyed a truly great reputation.
However, its great reputation was mainly because of the location occupied by the Grand Peace City. The Grand Peace City shared its borders with three major academies, the Burning Sun Weapons Sect, the Red Star Sword Faction and the Star Gathering Mansion. These three academies were also counted among the ten major academies of the Tian Continent, just a little farther; there was also the Heavenly Dao Academy and the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, whose disciples would often come to the city to find a few good things.
This day, a very ordinary looking cultivator arrived at the Grand Peace City. Although this cultivator looked ordinary, his way of shopping was not ordinary. He spent more than 10 million spirit stones and even brought out many precious materials, using them in the many major merchant halls in exchange for many rare materials, like the Silver Void Sands, Rootless Stones, Chunk Dust…
This ordinary looking cultivator was obviously Ning Cheng; he had exchanged the Silver Void Sand, Rootless Stone and Chunk Dust with all of his life savings. These materials were materials required for refining Array Formations; moreover, these materials were specifically required to refine the Transmission Arrays.
Ning Cheng’s attainments in the field of Array Formations had barely reached the threshold of a Tier 7 Array Formation Grand Master; as such, he had the qualifications to set up a short distance Transmission Array. Plus, he was also a Grand Master in the field of Talismans; as such, he could also refine a Transmission Array Talisman. However, because his cultivation was really limited at the moment, so if he had to refine the Transmission Array Talisman, then he must have the coordinates of the Transmission Array. Without the Transmission Array, his Transmission Array Talisman would simply be useless.
After purchasing a large amount of materials, Ning Cheng then arrived at the Profound Light Chamber of Commerce. The Profound Light Auction was something that was hosted by the Profound Light Chamber of Commerce. Moreover, The Profound Light Chamber of Commerce was not only the largest Chamber of Commerce in the Grand Peace City, but it was also heavily renowned throughout the Tian Continent. It was only second to the Wind and Clouds Pavilion and the Silver Links, the two largest Chambers of Commerce, whose reputation was simply unquestionable.
“My friend, if you really want to offer your items for bidding in here, then you will have to register here and then sign a contract with us. We will notify you when the next auction begins. If you only want to see our treasurer then I’m truly sorry, I will not be able to help you in this matter.” Faced with the unreasonable demands of Ning Cheng, the receptionist at the Profound Light Chamber of Commerce could only refuse.
What a joke, for some random person to casually come up and then demand to see the treasurer, if there were these kinds of treasurers then the position of treasurers were simply akin to farts. It would be much better to not get involved with such things.
Ning Cheng didn’t think that he would not be qualified to see the treasurer, which made him a bit disappointed. Without the treasurer, there was simply no way he could enact his plan. He had approached the Chamber of Commerce as a small business man, however it looks like there was no way for him to get the help that he wanted.
Thinking until here, Ning Cheng simply stood up and walked out. The person responsible for contacting Ning Cheng, seeing Ning Cheng walk out, simply gave a sneer. He had seen such people too many times in his life to the point that he had already become numb. All of them thought that their own things were precious treasures, allowing them to fashion themselves as a distinguished person, but when the time for results came, all they produced were some ordinary goods.
But he did not think that just as Ning Cheng opened the door, he would stand at the door and exclaim out suddenly, “Since the Profound Light Chamber of Commerce is so arrogant, and is not willing to go a step further then I should have really not come here. I will be going to the Silver Links Chamber of Commerce; I believe that they will be very interested in my things because they would know the value of my stuff.”