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Chapter 0331: The Various Reactions
The Floating Snow Palace’s Refining Soul Snow and Ice Domain was the best place in the Academy for the disciples to cultivate in seclusion. At this moment, a light yellow robe wearing Yin Kongchan emerged from the entrance of the Ice and Snow Domain, compared to before; she was giving off a bit more elegant feeling.
“Kongchan, your aura is stable yet distant, showing that your cultivation has completely and properly solidified, presumably it should only take you just a short period of time before you advanced to the Soul Sculpting 2nd Level.” A middle aged female cultivator smilingly looked at Yin Kongchan and spoke.
Yin Kongchan hurriedly bowed in ceremony before replying, “Many thanks for your trouble of waiting on me 4th Palace Master, this Kongchan has only recently advanced to the Soul Sculpting Realm, it is only a move out of lack of a better option.”
This middle aged female cultivator knew the meaning behind Yin Kongchan’s words, she stepped forward to hold Yin Kongchan’s hand and spoke, “Geocentric 9 Yin Essence has appeared; moreover there is also a major event that happened, you are requested to take a trip to the Discussion Hall…..”
Originally, Yin Kongchan had a calm and tranquil expression, but when she heard the words Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, her body immediately trembled, even though she quickly reverted to her previous calm and tranquillity, she still could not help but ask for a confirmation, “4th Palace Master, has the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence truly appeared?”
The middle aged female cultivator also gave a solemn nod as she replied, “Yes, not only has the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence appeared, but even the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree has also appeared.”
Yin Kongchan immediately asked, “What happened to Ning Cheng?”
The middle aged female cultivator looked at Yin Kongchan’s expression before she sighed and spoke, “Xu Yingdei, in the end, successfully used Ning Cheng to sever her emotions, and has officially entered the Soul Sculpting Realm. Moreover, this time the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence and the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree will be appearing in an auction in the Grand Peace City, so it can easily be guessed that all the academies will be concentrating all their efforts on bidding for these two things.”
“Was Ning Cheng killed?” But what was unexpected for the middle aged female cultivator was that the first sentence Yin Kongchan asked was not about the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, rather it was about Ning Cheng.
However the middle aged female cultivator seemed to have not heard the underlying tone of Yin Kongchan, so she only gave a nod and spoke with a somewhat solemn tone, “Xu Yingdei used Ning Cheng to successfully sever her emotions, causing the death of Ning Cheng, so Ning Cheng’s things ended up in the hands of the Severing Emotions Dao Sect. Moreover, the three drops of Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, which has appeared in the Grand Peace City, is also something that flowed out from the Severing Emotions Dao Sect. The Geocentric 9 Yin Essence is something simply too precious, moreover with the Severing Emotions Dao Sect being a step ahead in locating Ning Cheng, they ended up acquiring all of Ning Cheng’s things, I fear…..”
“That’s right. Once Xu Anzhen’s cultivation is restored, our Floating Snow Palace would no longer be her opponent.” Sang Jiezhu’s voice arrived in a timely manner.
“Master.” Yin Kongchan whispered out a word.
Sang Jiezhu gave a doting yet loving look at Yin Kongchan, only she knew that Yin Kongchan’s soul having a part missing was not something that was congenital. Rather, it was because someone plotted against her. It was a pity that even now; she did not know who had plotted against her daughter.
Within the Floating Snow Palace’s Discussion Hall, almost all the Crucible Transformation Cultivators had arrived. Sitting in the middle was a woman wearing a blue dress, with cold look of indifference over her face.
Sang Jiezhu and the 4th Palace master entered the Discussion Hall, and took the initiative by themselves to sit on either side of this blue robed woman. Yin Kongchan once again bowed in ceremony and spoke, “Yin Kongchan greets the Grand Palace Master.”
The blue robed woman’s face immediately softened, as she nodded towards Yin Kongchan and spoke, “Kongchan, come sit by my side.”
Waiting till Yin Kongchan finally sat down, this woman immediately spoke up, “There are rumours circulating around that the Severing Emotions Dao Sect has acquired all of Ning Cheng’s possessions, at the same time there is also the news of a piece of branch from the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree and Geocentric 9 Yin Essence about to appear in an auction in the Grand Peace City, do we have any thoughts about it?”
Sitting in the first seat on the left side was an old woman who spoke out with a dragged and husky voice, “The rumours came from the West Lu Makeshift Market, and seems to have been started by a Red Star Sword Faction’s disciple. However, looking objectively it seems that this is a deliberate scheme concocted by someone. Even if the Severing Emotions Dao Sect obtained these two things, how would they casually give it to a disciple? This is truly not possible.”
Another middle aged female cultivator sneered and spoke, “If the 2nd Palace Master thinks that it is absolutely impossible, then how could these two things appear at an auction? Does the Profound Light Chamber of Commerce dare to deceive all the major academies of the Tian Continent?”
The old woman’s face suddenly became difficult to look at, just as she was about to reply, the 1st Palace master spoke up, “This is for the sake of my Floating Snow Palace’s future, regardless of whether this matter is true or not, but since the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence has already appeared on the market, we must regard it as the real deal. According to the information that Kongchan brought back, Ning Cheng most likely perished when Xu Yingdei successfully severed her emotions. Since she has successfully severed her emotions, then his things appearing in the Severing Emotions Dao Sect would not be surprising. But for us, it would be much better if Ning Cheng’s things ended up falling in any other hand other than the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, not to mention the fact…..”
As the Palace Master spoke until here, she deliberately looked at Yin Kongchan at her side, before she continued, “Not to mention that Kongchan, who is my Floating Snow Palace’s future Grand Palace master, has her soul damaged. As such, no matter what, we have to get our hands on those three drops of Geocentric 9 Yin Essence.”
“I think what the Palace master spoke is correct; Severing Emotions Dao Sect’s Xu Anzhen also has a heavily damaged soul. If Ning Cheng’s things were not obtained by the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, then for those three drops of Geocentric 9 Yin Essence and the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree, there is a high chance that Xu Anzhen would definitely make a personal visit to the Grand Peace City. If that is the case then it would become even more difficult for us to obtain the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, so this time, it is highly likely that we would have to go all out.” A petite female cultivator stood up and spoke.
The blue robed Palace Master shook her head and spoke, “Sixth Sister is not entirely right, I think that regardless of whether the Severing Emotions Dao Sect obtained Ning Cheng’s things or not, they would definitely dispatch most of their forces. Moreover, Xu Anzhen would also be coming to the auction in person.”
“All the people coming there would already be aware as to what Xu Anzhen desperately needs, since the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence has come out, and if she did not personally go, it would be equivalent to the rumours coming true, that the Severing Emotions Dao Sect truly has a lot of Geocentric 9 Yin Essence in their possession. Therefore, she has to come out and even go all out to purchase the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence and the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree, especially to squash all the rumours regards the Severing Emotions Dao Sect. Even if Ning Cheng’s things have not been obtained by the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, every ancestor level character would be coming out, in order to seize the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence.”
“Moreover, our Floating Snow Palace absolutely cannot allow Xu Anzhen to recover her cultivation. This is more than just three drops of Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, but rather it directly correlates to the survival or downfall of the Floating Snow Palace.”
Everyone present in the Discussion Hall finally understood the meaning of the Grand Palace Master’s words; the Floating Snow Palace and the Severing Emotions Dao Sect were eternal enemies. Once Xu Anzhen, who has a monstrous hatred towards the Floating Snow Palace, restores her cultivation, then their Floating Snow Palace would no longer be able to enjoy even a single peaceful day.
Almost at the same time, in the Severing Emotions Dao Sect’s Discussion Hall.
A young girl wearing a black robe was sitting over a black lotus, as she looked outside of the Discussion Hall; it looked as if her mind was pondering over something not here.
At this moment, every person inside the Discussion Hall was too afraid to even speak. They were all waiting for the girl sitting over the black lotus to make some sound. Even the Headmaster of the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, was also standing their quietly awaiting orders.
It was only after a good long while, that the black robed girl finally spoke out but in an extremely soft tone, “Someone intends to bring harm to my Severing Emotions Dao Sect, at the time when Dei’er successfully severed her emotions and advanced, she did not find Ning Cheng’s remains, indicating that Ning Cheng’s things might have been taken away by another person. This person obviously bears a hatred towards my Severing Emotions Dao Sect, so released a lot of rumours, in order to intentionally bring harm to my academy.”
“Grandma Xu, this time’s mission to go to the Grand Peace City to procure the things, please let me be the one to take over it. I will certainly bring back the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence and the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree, Grandma Xu; you can be rest assured of it.”
However, the black robed girl shook her head and spoke, “This time there would definitely be a lot of people wanting to grab these two things, and most of them would be experts of the respective academies. So you going there would simply be of no use, I will have to make a trip myself. Not only will I have to go, but also at the same time, the people accompanying me from my Severing Emotions Dao Sect cannot absolutely be less. Since someone took out these two things, then it shows that they definitely possess much more. Moreover, without the help from the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, I would not be able to recover. Once my cultivation is restored, then even if there was a bunch of them trying to go against my Severing Emotions Dao Sect, so what? All of them would simply be a pack of free-range chicken or earthenware dogs.”
Although she spoke with her back to them, but the tone of the black robed girl carried a strong disdain and extreme self-confidence in herself.
Similar kind of scenes played out in all the other major academies, whether it was the Heavenly Dao Academy, the Burning Sun Weapon Sect, Ying Yang Dao Sect or the others. They did not just look at the Profound Light Auction, and not even about the three drops of Geocentric 9 Yin Essence, but rather they delved deeper into the intent behind the three drops.
With the news of the upcoming Profound Light Auction of the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence and the piece of branch from the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree, even more crazy rumours spread out from the West Lu Makeshift Market.
News about Xu Anzhen and a large number of Crucible Transformation Cultivators from the Severing Emotions Dao Sect coming out also spread out in the shortest possible time to all the people. At this moment, not only were all the experts paying attention to the auction, but also they were also concerned about the involvement of Xu Anzhen from the Severing Emotions Dao Sect. If Ning Cheng’s things were already taken away by Xu Yingdei, then they must be on Xu Anzhen’s body.
Ning Cheng believed that even if Severing Emotions Dao Sect knew that someone was drawing the public hatred towards the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, the experts of the Severing Emotions Dao Sect would certainly come out. Not only that, there was also Yin Kongchan and the various people from the Floating Snow Palace that would came out, as such they would definitely try to restrain each other.
So he calmly used the time to arrange the Outbound Transmission Arrays. In order to increase the speed of the transmission of the Transmission Array, he set up a Transmission Array every thousand miles. Once the various transmission arrays were connected together, it would immediately take him several thousand miles away. As long as could succeed in activating the transfer, he was sure that he would be able to escape.
In the peripheral reaches outside of the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, after arranging the final Transmission Array, Ning Cheng was the only person standing there. His calculation were completely spot on, at this time he had learned that almost all of the experts of the Severing Emotions Dao Sect had walked out. For him, he would have to make do with this. He was well aware that it was absolutely impossible to get all the top experts of the Severing Emotions Dao Sect to go out.
The Severing Emotions Dao Sect was also very careful, although many experts were dispatched, but they definitely did not forget to activate the Grand Defensive Array to protect the academy. That is to say, if someone dares to attack the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, the Severing Emotions Dao Sect’s experts would be able to return in the shortest possible time.
Ning Cheng, of course, was not an idiot to attack the Severing Emotions Dao Sect head on, the Severing Emotions Dao Sect was protected by a Rank 9 Grand Array, while Ning Cheng was just a Tier 7 Array Formation Grand Master, as such he would definitely have to face some difficulties if he wanted to break open this Array Formation. However, he nearly had a full month of time with him, in this month, if he really could not enter the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, he would only have to leave in dejection.
No matter how good the strategy being used, but one also needed the required strength to complete the job.
Although the Severing Emotions Dao Sect’s fame was lot higher than the Rainbow Fall Sword Sect, Ning Cheng still felt that this Severing Emotions Dao Sect was far less magnificent that the Rainbow Fall Sword Sect. Just comparing the background of the academies, the Rainbow Fall Sword Sect’s background was a lot stronger than the Severing Emotions Dao Sect.
In the evening, Ning Cheng stealthily made his way towards the outer perimeter of the Severing Emotions Dao Sect. He intended to look for a place to carefully study the Rank 9 Array Formation in order to get in. Although he currently did not possess the ability to break open the Rank 9 Array Formation, but he still had to find a way in or at least find the opportunity to do that. After all, the Severing Emotions Dao Sect had only recently activated the huge array, but had not completely sealed off the academy, if they had sealed it off then there simply would have no thoughts about breaking it open.