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Chapter 0352: Uncle Yu
Chao Hei held a sense of gratitude towards Ning Cheng. Moreover, Gongye Yingxiu had also unexpectedly lost his face and even shamed himself publically in front of his Dao Companion, causing him to feel very dissatisfied towards Gongye Yingxiu. He gave a frown before speaking, “Since everyone is all right, we should get ready to collaborate once again to break open this Fiery Wind Grand Array. Just the outside of the Fiery Wind Grand Array has these many True Polar Bamboo Sprouts, so there would definitely be more inside.”
Gongye Yingxiu was also not a fool, as soon as he heard Chao Hei’s words; he knew that this Taoist in front of him had already formulated his own opinions on him. As such, he could only choose to suppress his anger towards Ning Cheng. Moreover, dealing with Ning Cheng was also not an urgent matter right now.
Ning Cheng spoke up, “This Fiery Wind Grand Array is already broken. We can directly go in.”
As Ning Cheng spoke, he had already made his way into the Grand Array, and soon disappeared from view.
Seeing Ning Cheng entering the Grand Array, while also not receiving any backlash from it, Chao Hei and Yu Zheng immediately sobered up, as they also quickly rushed into the Grand Array.
This Fiery Wind Grand Array indeed had turned out to be broken, causing the two of them to feel overjoyed at the same time. They had already guessed it out that Gongye Yingxiu must have been the one who had initially plotted against Ning Cheng. Moreover, Ning Cheng was able to realise at a glance that this Fiery Wind Grand Array was broken; as such, he was not just a low-levelled Array Formation Master. Trying to plot against an Array Formation Master was definitely equivalent to courting death.
However, at this moment, they just could not attend to these matters, as the most important thing to them was the stuff inside the Fiery Wind Grand Array.
After Ning Cheng entered the Fiery Wind Grand Array, he immediately arrived at a place incomparably rich in Spiritual Qi. Moreover, there were also almost a hundred strains of True Polar Bamboo Sprouts spread out in front of him, causing ecstasy to erupt in Ning Cheng’s heart. In an extremely short moment, he had directly swept away about 60% of the nearly hundred True Polar Bamboo Sprouts in front of him.
He did not wholly take away everything, especially since Yu Zheng and Chao Hei were also behind him. Since they had chosen to cooperate with him, then he could not keep everything to himself.
Ning Cheng passed through the region of the True Polar Bamboo Sprouts with his fastest speed and arrived in front of a flat stone platform. What surprised Ning Cheng was that there was a mummified corpse sitting above the flat stone. In front of the mummified body, there was a jade strip and an Array Disc neatly placed.
Ning Cheng took a step forward and grabbed the jade strip. He did not look at the jade strip, but instead first put away the ring from the mummified corpse’s hand.
At this moment, Chao Hei’s company of four also quickly rushed in. The four people then simultaneously laid their eyes on the mummified corpse.
“Brother Chao, this person must have been the one who had left behind the High-Grade True Artefact fragment, so there should definitely be a lot of good things in his ring.” Gongye Yingxiu saw that the mummified hand was without a ring and immediately spoke out.
Everyone was aware that he was trying to add inflammatory details, to goad Chao Hei into killing Ning Cheng.
The few people who came with Chao Hei were also regretting the fact that they did not know that the Fiery Wind Grand Array was already an Array Formation that was broken open. By logic, they should have been the first to reach the place, but they had never expected that Ning Cheng, who had the lowest cultivation among them, would be the one to make the first grab.
At this moment, Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness fell onto the jade strip, “Mou Family’s Yu Xin….”
Ning Cheng on seeing these four words immediately felt surprised. Yu Xin? Wasn’t this name of Qionghua’s Uncle Yu? Didn’t he already leave the Sifting Orchid Star to look for Qionghua’s parents? If so, then why was he here?
The next moment, a layer of cold sweat covered Ning Cheng’s forehead, didn’t it mean that it was all a plot by some people against Shi Qionghua?
“Brother Ning, what is on the jade strip?” Yu Zheng volunteered to ask.
Ning Cheng spoke with a sinking sound, “This fallen senior is an old family servant of my wife. I did not expect that he had fallen in this place.”
“Is your wife also in the Sifting Orchid Star?” Yu Zheng asked in amazement.
Ning Cheng nodded and spoke, “Yes, my wife was with me before in the Sifting Orchid Star, but she left the Sifting Orchid Star later.”
Gongye Yingxiu gave a cold humph and spoke, “What a true coincidence. The one who died was definitely a great power, and you claim that he was your relative’s servant.”
He was indeed not feeling well, primarily because even though he was finally able to enter the Grand Array, but he was only able to obtain three strands of the True Polar Bamboo Sprouts.
Ning Cheng put away the jade strip but did not even glance at Gongye Yingxiu; he did not feel the need to explain himself to this person.
“Everyone had come in together, there are also not many True Polar Bamboo Sprouts in here, but there is definitely a former great power here, don’t you think that we should definitely take out the things obtained from this great power to distribute it amongst ourselves? Letting a single person keep it, wouldn’t it be too much?” Gongye Yingxiu disgruntledly spoke out as he stared daggers at Ning Cheng.
This time the Chao Hei trio chose not to speak, although everyone had agreed previously to share some part of the things every one obtained if they worked in tandem with each other. However, because Ning Cheng had arrived first, he alone ended up getting the ring of that deceased powerhouse, which was indeed something that caused an imbalance.
Ning Cheng did not continue to read the jade strip, after putting away the jade strip, he then casually spoke up, “So, does that mean that you all want to go back on your own words from before? Brother Chao, Brother Yu, Senior Apprentice Sister Ban, are these also your thoughts?”
If these few people decided to gang up on him at the same time, then Ning Cheng had already decided to leave this place first by himself. He possessed the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds and had already deduced the path to the exit. As to the area covered by the Fiery Wind Lava Mist, he believed that he would definitely be able to cross it by himself.
However, Ning Cheng also believed that these people would not dare to turn on him. This place was definitely the mouth of an unpredictable yet explosive volcano, as such why would anyone dare to fight in this kind of situation? Even he did not have the confidence to start a fight in this sort of place.
Chao Hei took a long sigh and then spoke out slowly, “I have been living on the Sifting Orchid Star for nearly 20 years, and was able to make a lot of friends. If I Chao Hei has spoken about something, then I will definitely honour it to the letter. Moreover, we all had reached an agreement with the allocation plan previously; as such, I will definitely not overturn it. Regardless of whatever Brother Ning obtained, or how he was able to obtain it, it was an opportunity that he was able to grasp, I do not have any opinions on this.”
Yu Zheng also gave a smile and spoke, “It looks like my thoughts are also similar to Brother Chao’s thoughts.”
Ban Miaolei did not need to reply, as her intentions were the same as Chao Hei’s words. Previously, Ning Cheng had the complete advantage in picking out all the True Polar Bamboo Sprouts, yet he did not do such a thing; as such, there was definitely more than a strand of a favourable impression of Ning Cheng in her heart. Moreover, they were also not fools, who among them did not know that there were definitely a large number of True Polar Bamboo Sprouts inside the Fiery Wind Grand Array. With Ning Cheng’s present cultivation, all he would have needed was just a single wave of his hand, and the hundreds of strains of True Polar Bamboo Sprouts would be his, but Ning Cheng had not done this.
Gongye Yingxiu on seeing that nobody wanted to follow him in dealing with Ning Cheng also chose not to continue with the loquacity. He believed that he would definitely be able to sniff out Ning Cheng’s dwellings; as such eventually, he would kill Ning Cheng. After he murdered Ning Cheng, everything would then belong to him, and he would not need to share it with others.
“This harvest was not that bad, and cooperating with everyone also felt very good. Concerning exiting from this place, I think that it would result in a significantly reduced effort. As such, we do not need to continue to collaborate with each other in going back unless necessary.” Chao Hei spoke and then looked at Ning Cheng.
After all, Ning Cheng’s cultivation was the lowest. If Ning Cheng needed any help, then he would also not mind helping Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng then actually took out six strains of the True Polar Bamboo Shoot by his own and handed it to Chao Hei and spoke, “Brother Chao, this time I really have to thank you, without your words, I would not have found Uncle Yu’s remains. Though I was not able to obtain many strains of the True Polar Bamboo Sprouts, please accept these according to the previous agreement.”
Seeing Ning Cheng take out six strains of True Polar Bamboo Sprouts at once, everyone realised that Ning Cheng was the one who had actually ended up obtaining most of the True Polar Bamboo Sprouts during this time’s collaboration,
“Good, then I will also not be polite about it.” Chao Hei collected the True Polar Bamboo Sprouts given to him by Ning Cheng; in any case, it was something that they had agreed to beforehand.
Once Chao Hei and the others took their exit, Ning Cheng then took out a pile of spirit stones, and then quickly moulded them into a simple spirit stone coffin, before placing the remains of Uncle Yu into the spirit stone coffin. At the same time, he also took away the simple-looking Transmission Array Disc on the side of Uncle Yu.
When Ning Cheng came out, he found that Chao Hei and the others had not yet entered the Lava Mist.
“Brother Ning, we are going to the Moon Creek Pond, and wanted to ask if Brother Ning wanted to accompany us there.” Yu Zheng volunteered to speak.
Ning Cheng had not inquired about the Moon Creek Pond, or what kind of items did it contain, and quietly spoke up, “My cultivation is a bit low, and am actually planning on going into seclusion for a while. Therefore, I will not be going to the Moon Creek Pond, but I do wish you all good luck.”
Ning Cheng urgently wanted to go back and figure out why Uncle Yu stayed back here, he absolutely did not have any thoughts about going out and searching for treasures.
Hearing that Ning Cheng was not coming with them, Chao Hei and the others also chose not to persuade him of any more words. Only Gongye Yingxiu held uncertainty in his eyes, he was hoping that Ning Cheng would decide to come together with them, but since the person himself was not willing to do so, then it would not bode well for him to insist on it.
“This is my Messaging Communications Pearl.” Chao Hei volunteered to leave behind a Messaging Communications Pearl with Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng did not have any acquaintances in the Sifting Orchid Star, so once Chao Hei and Yu Zheng both left behind a Messaging Communication Pearl with him, he then immediately rushed into the Lava Mist first.
“It looks like he already achieved Rank 4 Imperial Body in regards to Body-Forging.” Ban Miaolei finally spoke up as she looked at Ning Cheng wrapped in a dark shadow as he disappeared into the Lava Mist.
Yu Zheng also affirmed, “He truly possess a Rank 4 Imperial Body, there is no doubt about it. However, I’m afraid that it’s just the surface, as he is also an expert in Array Formations. This person’s potential is huge, so it’s best that we avoid offending him.”
Chao Hei knew that Yu Zheng had deliberately spoken these words to warn Gongye Yingxiu, so he chose not to voice those words himself. He had a clear understanding of Gongye Yingxiu’s character. To people like Gongye Yingxiu, if they did not try to find trouble with someone like Ning Cheng, then it would indeed be an extraordinary event.
Ning Cheng knew that Gongye Yingxiu had attempted to put a Spiritual Consciousness Tag on him, but he really was not in a mood to find Gongye Yingxiu or deal with his trouble now. The most important thing for him currently was to ensure the safety of Qionghua. Otherwise, with Ning Cheng’s temperament, he would have already sought out a place to arrange an Array Formation and waited for Gongye Yingxiu to come to his death.
Ning Cheng, for quickly rushing out of this place, had even brought out the shadow of the Blue Thunder City. With the help of the Blue Thunder City’s shadow, along with the Twin Wings of the Heavenly Clouds, Ning Cheng only had to spend half-an-incense worth of time, before he rushed out of the Lava Mist zone.
One day later, Ning Cheng once again returned to the residence at the bottom of the cliff. The first thing he did after he opened the stone door was to take out three things.
The jade strip, the ring and the small Transmission Array Disc left behind by Uncle Yu.
“Mou family’s Yu Xin, to the friend predestined to obtain my inheritance. I will leave everything I own to you, but this message jade strip, please deliver it to Mou family’s Little Shi, please hand it directly to Shi Qionghua for me……..”
A few restrictions obscured the following message, but for Ning Cheng who was already an expert in Array Formations; these Restrictions were still not too onerous for him to open. He only spent an incense stick worth of time to undo the restrictions, before he finally was able to see the contents behind it.
“Little Shi, if you are reading this old servant’s jade strip, then presumably this old servant has already perished. Stranded in a place for several years this old servant was not able to return, at least not before many years passed by. After returning to the residence, Little Shi was not here. This old servant wanted to wait for Little Shi to come back, but the Mandate of Heavens had already arrived. This old servant wanted to use the Fiery Wind Crag’s hundred strains of True Polar Bamboo Sprouts to break through the shackles and step into the next level, but it was a pity that even till the end I was powerless to reverse the desperate situation.”
“Before this old servant decided to go to the Fiery Wind Crag, I had already set up a Transmission Array Disc in this place just in case I was successful. However, in case I’m unable to return, then use the Void Cleaving Talisman to go back. However, from the looks of it, I really would not be able to come back. The reason why this old servant wants to let Little Shi leave this place immediately is that the Sifting Orchid Star can explode at any moment, and as such, it no longer is able to provide us shelter. If you stay here, then you would also turn to dust along with the Sifting Orchid Star…”
Ning Cheng was immediately startled, the Sifting Orchid Star was about to explode? If that were the case, then he would also be a dead man if he chose to stay here.
He stood up then arrived at the place where Shi Qionghua had initially taken out the Void Cleaving Talisman. Sure enough, he found an intricately concealed Transmission Array Disc, something that he was not able to make out before. Shi Qionghua’s focus was presumably on the jade strip, as such also did not pay any attention to it.