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Chapter 0334: The Bloody Battle in the Severing Emotions Dao Sect
Shi Qionghua had never thought that she would once again return to this place.
She was not able to enter the Heaven’s Way, even if she posed as a Crucible Transformation Cultivator from the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, she would not be able to enter the Heaven’s Way currently. Every time the Heaven’s Way opened, it would need massive amounts of precious materials. If she wanted to enter the Heaven’s Way, then she would have to wait for at least two years.
Upon enquiry, Shi Qionghua came to know that since the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree was poached by Ning Cheng, entry into the Heaven’s Way had gotten even stricter. Originally, all cultivators above the Soul Sculpting Realm were qualified to enter as long as they could pay the necessary price, however, at present, anyone lower than Crucible Transformation Realm simply would not be allowed in and waste the precious spots for the Heaven’s Way.
Moreover, even if one was in the Crucible Transformation Realm, they all must gather together to gain access.
Although Shi Qionghua was powerful, but she was still lacking if she wanted to go against the people of the Heaven Alliance and barge through into the Heaven’s Way. Two years from now, even her bones would probably not exist anymore, so how could she even enter the Heaven’s Way then?
Under despair, Shi Qionghua once again returned to the immortal cave where she and Ning Cheng had temporarily resided in. She did not have any friends, if one had to say anything about any person she was most familiar with then it was without a doubt Ning Cheng.
Although the immortal cave was concealed by Ning Cheng, after Shi Qionghua returned, she knew that Ning Cheng had used this place to cultivate for a period of time. After staying at that place for a few days, she felt that Ning Cheng would not come back to this place again. Shi Qionghua decided to find Ning Cheng once again; she only has one very short year left, since she had to eventually return back to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, she wanted to give everything on her body to Ning Cheng for his benefit. These things, even if she ended up dying, she did not want to leave them behind for Xu Anzhen.
Shi Qionghua came to an ordinary city, she did not even need to inquire when she learned that the Grand Peace City was about to host an auction for the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence and a branch from the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree.
These two things definitely only belonged to Ning Cheng, but unexpectedly were being auctioned in the Grand Peace City. Although she and Ning Cheng did not spend much time together, however she was well aware that Ning Cheng was not someone reckless, as such he would never put these two things to auction.
At this moment, she mixed in along with the other academies who were heatedly rushing towards the Grand Peace City with impatience written all over her. Her goal was similar to the people from the other academies, which is to know from where the Profound Light Auction House obtained these things.
At this moment, the point that she was most worried about was that if these things were not given to the Profound Light Auction House by Ning Cheng. It would mean that someone else had obtained these things from Ning Cheng and passed it on to the Profound Light Chamber of Commerce to auction, in other words, Ning Cheng was definitely in danger.
Shi Qionghua controlled her flight type magical weapon as she rushed out with full speed; however, she knew that she was still far away from the Grand Peace City. However, just at this moment, she felt her life essence tremble, as a feeling of absolute suppression caused her to momentarily go weak.
This immediately caused Shi Qionghua’s face to change. She immediately thought that Xu Anzhen had finally started to devour her life essence ahead of time. If Xu Anzhen had indeed started to devour her life essence just now, then she would have no choice but to return to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect. Even if she wanted to resist, she would be able to even muster up a shred of resistance.
However, Shi Qionghua quickly perceived that there was something wrong with what she felt. She did not feel an intense call or her spiritual soul being controlled as expected, instead she felt more relaxed.
Did someone take away her suppressed life essence? Shi Qionghua quickly reacted. She was sure that it was definitely not something done by Xu Anzhen, if it was Xu Anzhen, then she would have already become a puppet under her control by now.
Did someone save her? She was well aware that she absolutely did not have such a friend. Even if she had such a friend, who among them would have the capability to retrieve her suppressed life essence. That to from the hands of Xu Anzhen?
If she had to name a person who might have done this, then it would definitely be Ning Cheng, however Ning Cheng’s cultivation……
That cannot be, Shi Qionghua immediately felt a moment of clarity. The Geocentric 9 Yin Essence and the Nine-Coloured Mirage Tree, both Ning Cheng’s possession, however these two things were something that Xu Anzhen from the Severing Emotions Dao Sect urgently needed. If Ning Cheng took out these two things to put into an auction, then Xu Anzhen would definitely come out to purchase it at all costs. As such, Xu Anzhen would definitely come to the Grand Peace City to bid for these two things. Meaning she would definitely leave the Severing Emotions Dao Sect.
Once Xu Anzhen left the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, then wouldn’t Ning Cheng have the opportunity to go to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect to retrieve her suppressed life essence?
She immediately remembered Ning Cheng’s last words; he said that he had to visit the Severing Emotions Dao Sect anyway.
This was not good, it looks like Ning Cheng truly went to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, moreover had even somehow managed to obtain her repressed life essence. After understanding this point, Shi Qionghua became incomparably anxious. Even if Xu Anzhen were not in the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, Ning Cheng would not be able to come out safely carrying her sliver of life essence.
After realizing this point, Shi Qionghua immediately felt her heart clench, as she abruptly changed her direction, crazily flying towards the Severing Emotions Dao Sect.
Although she had given her body to Ning Cheng, however she did not have any regrets or complaints, but from the depths of her heart, she knew that she did not really love Ning Cheng. This was because she knew that she only had a short life to live, moreover had even asked Ning Cheng for his precious things. Although she had given her body to him, and ended up saving Ning Cheng’s life, but for her it was choice that she made voluntarily, as such she truly could not bring herself to hate Ning Cheng.
But what she had never thought that, although she truly was not able to blame Ning Cheng for this matter, however Ning Cheng unexpectedly did such a thing for her. Ning Cheng had chosen this moment to quietly go to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect to steal back her wisp of suppressed life essence; apparently, he did not want it to be known to her. If Ning Cheng ended up falling, and she managed to enter the Heaven’s Way, she would simply not be able to know about such a thing happening.
If Ning Cheng did not fall, then Ning Cheng would be the perfect candidate to preserve her wisp of life essence, and would end up giving it back to her in the future. At least it would avoid the issue of her being exploited and abused by Xu Anzhen.
At this moment, Shi Qionghua’s heart felt like it was tightly being gripped by a hand, causing her to feel a bit of difficulty in breathing. She was well aware that Ning Cheng was feeling guilty for her; however, he was also aware that she had already forgiven him. Even if that was the case, Ning Cheng, just for her sake, did not care of his own life or death as he chose to go to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect.
Shi Qionghua was also a person who lived by herself, however at this moment a person’s shadow suddenly and unexpectedly appeared in her heart. This shadow turned from vague to clear, before it finally turned distinct in her heart. She had not realized this that even before she came to learn that Ning Cheng had gone to the Severing Emotions Dao Sect, Ning Cheng’s shadow had already appeared in her heart. Otherwise, she would not have unconsciously made her way back to the immortal cave once again.
Ning Cheng had just came out of the Severing Emotions Peak when several sword lights descended. From this, he could tell that there were many Soul Sculpting Realm Cultivators and at least one Sea Opening Realm cultivator among them.
Ning Cheng’s heart sank; it had only been a few moments since he had rushed out from inside the Severing Emotions Peak; however, the Severing Emotions Dao Sect’s reaction time was unexpectedly fast. If there were a Crucible Transformation Cultivator among them, then he simply would not be able to leave this place.
At this moment, how could Ning Cheng care about hiding himself? A blue shadow rushed out, while he simultaneously crazily stimulated his Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds.
“Bang bang bang….” Several sword lights condensed from formidable true essences as they exploded onto the shadow of Ning Cheng’s Everlasting Blue Thunder City. Causing the Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow to turn dim immediately.
Ning Cheng who was still in the air, because of the backlash from the attack, crazily spouted out blood, as he fell straight to the ground.
Several successive ‘crack’ sounds emerged, indicating that several of Ning Cheng’s bones had broken. Even if Ning Cheng’s body had grown stronger due to his previous body forging, but falling from that height with that kind of force, it still ended up causing him severe injuries.
He immediately drank a mouthful of Essence Birthing Bamboo Pith, before he once again crazily wielded his Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds with all the force he could muster. As long as he could escape from the Severing Emotions Dao Sect’s Mountain Protecting Grand Array, he would have a way to escape.
Ning Cheng had just left the place, when several terrifying explosions ripped apart the spot where he was just fallen. If Ning Cheng were even half a moment late, he would have already become slag.
The Mountain Protecting Grand Array was not far from sight. As Ning Cheng crazily wielded the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds, he simultaneously threw down several pieces of array flags.
“Boom boom boom boom……” The few Rank 6 Explosion Arrays that he had previously set up immediately activated, causing bursts of explosions to resound throughout in front of the Mountain Protecting Grand Array. However, even in the face of these Rank 6 Explosion Arrays activating all at once, it only caused a few ripples to emerge. These Explosion Arrays simply did not have the required power to rip open a hole in the Mountain Protecting Grand Array.
If Ning Cheng had known this earlier that his Explosion Arrays would not be able to open even a single hole in this Mountain Protecting Grand Array, he would have arranged a lot more of these Explosion Arrays in front of the Mountain Protecting Grand Array. At that point, with all of them exploding at once, this Rank 9 Mountain Protecting Grand Array would definitely expose a weakness. He would have then be able to exploit this opening and escape in the shortest possible time.
Not waiting for Ning Cheng to continue attacking the Mountain Protecting Grand Array, a dazzling red light immediately descended. Before this red light descended, it completely sealed up the space around Ning Cheng. Other than trying to face this red light head on, Ning Cheng simply did not have any other way.
This was definitely another late stage Sea Opening Cultivator. At this moment, there were very few Crucible Transformation Cultivators inside the Severing Emotions Dao Sect; however, it definitely still had many Sea Opening Cultivators.
Moreover, Ning Cheng was well aware that more and more such cultivators would appear as he dragged this on. If he were not able to escape from this place in a few breaths, he simply would not need to even think of escaping.
Unfortunately, the grade of Transmission Array that he set up was simply too low, as such its effects could not penetrate the Severing Emotions Dao Sect’s Mountain Protecting Grand Array; otherwise, he would have already walked away.
Although the plan was good, however his strength was slightly worse than what was required. Ning Cheng sighed as he thought to himself. At the same time, he forcibly brought out the Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow once again.
“Bang….” The dazzling red light exploded onto the Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow, causing the shadow of the Everlasting Blue Thunder City casted by Ning Cheng to instantly turn dim. Ning Cheng was once again blown back flying under the formidable strength behind the attack, causing him to once again spray out huge mouthfuls of blood. Sounds of bone breaking once again resounded.
Ning Cheng looked at the increasing number of figures appearing before him, and instantly realized that his thought of running out of the Mountain Protecting Grand Array was already passing away like an illusion. He did not hesitate to bring out the Talisman that he obtained from the bottom of the Blood River Mountains, as he used every ounce of his remaining force to crush it. At this moment, besides going back to the Blood River Mountains, there was simply no other path left for him to escape.
But Ning Cheng quickly turned dumbfounded, even with his present cultivation; he unexpectedly was not able to crush this Talisman at all. Ning Cheng immediately cursed out at that skeleton; he knew that he had finally entered a pit without any exit. The skeleton feared that he would use this Talisman to escape, therefore before his strength would reach a certain extent, it would be fundamentally impossible for him to break this Talisman.
It must have been because that skeleton thought that without his cultivation reaching a certain level; he would not be able to obtain the Heavenly Cusp Flower and the Geocentric 9 Yin Essence. He finally understood what the skeleton implied when he said ‘Your cultivation at present is still too low, and I don’t intend to get help from you at present.’ What was the meaning of this kind of remark? This meant that unless his cultivation did not reach a certain level; do not use this talisman, aah. Unfortunately, he had always regarded this Talisman as a life-saving magical weapon.
Knowing that he would not be able to get away, Ning Cheng no longer thought about breaking open the Mountain Protecting Grand Array. Inside this place, if he could kill one to get his money’s worth, then he would definitely kill two to make a profit of one.
Ning Cheng once again forced out the shadow of the Everlasting Blue Thunder City, while at the same time also brought out the Cosmic True Devil Axe, stimulating it to send out a streak of Axe Line. In the centre, the thick and fierce killing intent of the Axe Line formed into a vortex of Axe type killing intent that fused together with the extremely dense Axe Intent of the Axe Trace.
At this moment, Ning Cheng was just like a berserk God of Death, if they wanted to kill him then he would definitely claim a life in repayment. Since Ning Cheng had already given up on the thought of escaping, and under the preservation of the Everlasting Blue Thunder City’s shadow, Ning Cheng’s Axe Line and his Killing Axe Vortex, it immediately brought forth a rain of blood.
Not to mention about Soul Essence Cultivators, even if it were Soul Sculpting Cultivators, under Ning Cheng’s Angry Axe, they ended up seriously injured if not already dead.
Ning Cheng himself was unceasingly bombarded by various magical weapons, and in just a short time, his entire body was stained red with blood, even his bones could be seen though his wounds. Every time he was struck, he would be sent back flying, but he would once again rush up. However, every time he rushed up, several people would end up losing their lives.
The defensive strength of the Everlasting Blue Thunder City was too strong, even if Ning Cheng merely brought out a shadow of it, and even if he was facing Sea Opening Realm Cultivators, they were simply unable to drive out this terrifying defensive type magical weapon in one shot.