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Chapter 0542: Talisman Family
He and Shen Qinyu had come to an agreement that Shen Qinyu could call on him for a favour in this place; however, Ning Cheng had received no messages from Shen Qinyu after entering. He never expected to see this woman again, let alone seeing her covered in such injuries.
As Ning Cheng hesitated on whether to stay or leave, a man and a woman appeared within the range of his Spiritual Consciousness. The two of them also had a few minor injuries covering their bodies. Moreover, looking at their actions, they most likely were chasing Shen Qinyu.
Shen Qinyu, who had just stopped for a breath, then immediately rushed towards Ning Cheng’s direction. At this point, Ning Cheng no longer hesitated to come out of the thistle forest. Shen Qinyu had lent him a hand a few times in the past; as such, helping her this once did not count for much. However, Ning Cheng felt it somewhat strange within his heart. In all respects, Shen Qinyu definitely possessed reasonable strength; at the same time, she also had items like that talisman she used to force a Celestial Bridge Cultivator to retreat. Therefore, how could two Celestial Gatherer Cultivators force her into such a situation?
Ning Cheng’s sudden emergence caused Shen Qinyu to stop immediately. However, by the time that she discovered that Ning Cheng was not blocking her, the man and the woman chasing her had already caught up.
The man and woman giving the chase only glanced at Ning Cheng before focusing on Shen Qinyu once again. Apparently, the two of them thought nothing of Ning Cheng within their hearts. To them, Ning Cheng was a cultivator with a sullen face and no Celestial Wheel. At first glance, they could tell that he was a rogue cultivator. The type they could kill with just a swat of their hands.
“Yifeng, go kill that ant. I will keep an eye on that woman. She can’t escape.” The woman with long hair glanced at Ning Cheng and sentenced Ning Cheng to death without any hesitation.
“Okay.” The male cultivator gave out a cry, and a red ring suddenly appeared suspended above his head.
Shen Qinyu suddenly shouted, “Stop, this matter has nothing to do with others.”
With that, she then shouted to Ning Cheng, “Leave. This has nothing to do with you.”
“Leave? Where would he leave?” The male cultivator with a pair of oblique, triangular eyes spoke; at the same time, the red ring suspended over his head suddenly transformed into myriad ring shadows and shot towards Ning Cheng.
The moment those myriad ring shadows descended, the surrounding space turned red, bringing forth a powerful binding force. This force was substantial to the point that Ning Cheng felt some difficulty in breathing within this enclosed space. If it were the Ning Cheng from when he had just advanced to the Celestial Novice Realm, he would have desperately tried to rip open this oppressive space created by those red rings and then figure out ways to escape this situation.
However, after facing many battles, Ning Cheng had long since come up with a few tricks to support his Domain. As such, compared to his Celestial River Flame-infused Domain, this type of attack felt like child’s play.
Ning Cheng raised one hand, and the Nirvana Spear suddenly appeared within it followed by the Celestial River Flame-infused Domain stretching out. The area bound under the male cultivator’s red rings instantly stopped contracting once it encountered his Celestial River Domain. At the same time, a click reverberated that everyone head clearly. Indicating an apparent Domain suppression.
This male cultivator did not think that Ning Cheng would turn out to be an expert, and in panic, raised his hands and threw out dozens of talismans.
Quite the wealthy fellow, Ning Cheng thought about himself when he used so many talismans against an enemy. He knew that if the opponent could bring out so many talismans, then this opponent either should be someone super rich or was a Talisman Grandmaster.
Although Ning Cheng had not refined any talismans after advancing to the Celestial Scryer Realm, he actually knew a few things about talismans. Moreover, although these incoming talismans looked mighty, the fact was that these talismans were not high-grade items. An ideal way was to bring out the Everlasting Blue Thunder City and then shoot out with his Nirvana Spear.
However, the Everlasting Blue Thunder City was one of his trump cards; as such, Ning Cheng chose not to bring out the Everlasting Blue Thunder City and instead, stimulated his Celestial River Domain.
The Celestial River Domain instantly transformed from a surface-like covering into something three-dimensional, without any gaps. The male cultivator’s Domain was already more than a full level inferior to Ning Cheng’s Domain; as such, once Ning Cheng sufficiently stimulated his Domain to attack, the raging Celestial Essence Flame concealed within the Domain suddenly erupted. The moment the erupting flame and the dozens of talismans collided, it immediately resulted in violent explosions.
“Boom-Boom-Boom…..” The exploding talismans, the burning flames, and the horrifying temperatures turned this piece of land into a sea of fire.
Ning Cheng’s Nirvana Spear accompanied with a faint trace of thunder rays shot out, drawing out an esoteric spear line.
The triangular-eyed male cultivator had already gone into complete shock when Ning Cheng’s Celestial River Domain had blocked off his many talismans. Before he could bring out his weapon to attack Ning Cheng again, Ning Cheng’s spear had already appeared in front of him.
With his Red Ring Domain completely suppressed by Ning Cheng’s Celestial River Domain, he could not do anything against the horrifying Spear Intent accompanying the spear.
“Katcha…..” The triangular-eyes male cultivator’s Celestial Essence Shield was like brittle glass in front of Ning Cheng’s Nirvana Spear and his Spear Intent, and could not offer the slightest resistance before the spear pierced through it.
The male cultivator could only offset his head by a bit but still could not stop Ning Cheng’s Nirvana Spear from blowing through his head.
“Yue Clan won’t let you go…..” The male cultivator screamed out his last words before finally dying to Ning Cheng’s spear.
Ning Cheng felt satisfied with this combination of attacks. First, he used the Celestial Essence Flame-infused Domain to suppress the opponent’s Domain completely. The Celestial River Flame infused in it then contained the talismans that the opponent had shot out, allowing Ning Cheng to effortlessly use his Nirvana Spear to kill his opponent. After facing constant battles, as well as the knowledge he gained from the Dao Discussion Convention, along with what he comprehended through his seclusion, Ning Cheng had finally come up with a basic combat style for himself.
If the male cultivator that Ning Cheng killed knew that, he did not do his best, would his Dao Heart remain intact? In fact, Ning Cheng was the only person who knew that he had not even used half of his strength. Not to mention about not using his two major killing moves, the Nothingness Flame Patterned Spear and Traceless, he had not even used his Wishful Demon Axe or his Everlasting Blue Thunder City.
At this moment, Ning Cheng felt eager to fight against Lou Pingchuan. He felt the urge to use his Celestial Shatterer Cultivation to cut down this self-righteous ‘genius’.
“Aah…..” The female cultivator keeping an eye on Shen Qinyu reacted; screaming, she suddenly brought out an Escape Talisman and in just a blink, disappeared without a trace.
Ning Cheng looked at the fluctuating space in front of him and gave out a dark sign within his heart. This pair sure did carry many talismans.
Shen Qinyu also felt shocked as she looked at someone as powerful as Ning Cheng did. As a cultivator without a Celestial Wheel, this person was at best a Celestial Novice Cultivator, so how was he so terrifying? She immediately thought of Ning Cheng, since Ning Cheng also did not have a Celestial Wheel. However, Ning Cheng definitely did not have the same fierce temperament as this wandering rogue cultivator.
Moreover, because she suffered severe injuries before, she could only sit down on the ground and take a breather.
“Are you all right?” Ning Cheng walked up to Shen Qinyu and asked.
Shen Qinyu did not answer Ning Cheng’s question, but instead looked at Ning Cheng and said, “I know who you are.”
Ning Cheng felt startled in his heart. He did not even leak out the slightest of his aura, so how did Shen Qinyu recognise him? If Shen Qinyu identified him, would that not mean that others could also uncover his identity as well?
“Your name is Wanderer. I once spent some time in the Celestial Forest Arena in the Revolving Jade City. Unfortunately, I had something else going on at that time and could not come to see your fight. Thank you for saving me. My name is Shen Qinyu.” Shen Qinyu spoke out in broken sentences while gasping for breath occasionally.
Ning Cheng felt his heart slightly loosen, especially since he genuinely thought that Shen Qinyu had recognised him.
In fact, because of Shen Qinyu’s meridians rupturing, she could not release her Spiritual Consciousness. As such, she could not see the Celestial River Flame infused within his Domain. If she had seen that, she might have recognised Ning Cheng through it.
“Yes, I’m indeed that starry skies’ Wanderer. If you’re alright, I’ll take my leave now.” Ning Cheng had many things to do, but what he needed more was the time to go into seclusion.
Shen Qinyu quickly spoke up “Please wait. Just help me this once. I ruptured my meridians; just help me find a place to heal…..”
Ning Cheng once again felt surprised; ruptured meridians, it was not a minor injury. Even with the help of the Mysterious Yellow Origin, which could help him connect the meridians once again, such an injury would still be a severe injury to him. Would Shen Qinyu be able to recover from it?
Seeing Shen Qinyu wanting to speak, Ning Cheng immediately understood that she wanted to talk about rewards. Ning Cheng quickly waved his hands and spoke, “I’ll find a place for you to heal and will also wait till you recover some mobility.”
“Thank you.” Shen Qinyu did not refuse Ning Cheng’s help. She knew that she currently had no other choice. In front of this Wanderer, she could not show even a shred of a misdemeanour. At the same time, she could not refuse such timely and life-saving help.
Ning Cheng stepped forward, lifted Shen Qinyu up, unfolded his body and quickly left.
Shen Qinyu, on seeing that Ning Cheng had only cradled her back and legs, felt her heart slightly loosen, while also feeling grateful towards Ning Cheng. If Ning Cheng wanted to carry her on his back or hug her, she would have no power to refuse it. However, Ning Cheng obviously took care of her identity as a female cultivator. At this moment, Shen Qinyu also felt secretly glad that she, fortunately, had a mask-type artefact.
A day later, Ning Cheng carried Shen Qinyu to a barren hill, where he dug out a small immortal cave. Within the cave were two cultivation chambers, one each for him and Shen Qinyu. Shen Qinyu currently had ruptured meridians; as such, Ning Cheng felt that it might turn out a bit dangerous for her if she tried to recover in this place alone.
“You are different from other starry skies’ wanderers.” Shen Qinyu sat on the bed that Ning Cheng took out and spoke with gratitude-filled words.
The starry skies’ wanderers that she had heard of lived life on the edge. Resulting in most of the starry skies’ wanderers to have a perverse temper and a highly temperamental personality. However, Ning Cheng was someone that went against this notion. He not only saved her, he even carried her to find a quiet place to heal. An act completely opposite to that of typical starry skies’ wanderers.
Ning Cheng spoke with a smile, “I anyway wanted to go into seclusion for some time. If you need my help, you can just call me.”
“Thank you. After you go out, please be careful of the Yue Clan.” Shen Qinyu, on seeing that Ning Cheng did not ask any questions, felt even more goodwill towards Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng quickly asked, “Was that triangular-eyed fellow I killed from the Yue Clan? What background do they have? Why would I need to be careful of this Yue Clan?”
Shen Qinyu spoke up slowly, “The Yue Clan is a well-known Talisman family within the Striking Order Starry Skies. Talismans made by the Yue Clan have a much wider reception. In a way, most of the powerful talismans within the Striking Order Starry Skies come from the Yue Clan. Moreover, apart from Yue Clan’s accomplishments regarding talismans, it also possesses a relatively solid foundation and even has a Heaven’s Mandate Starry Skies Cultivator. The planet they reside in is called the Die Yuan Star, and the Celestial Lord controlling this planet is also a person from the Yue Clan.”
“The male cultivator you killed before went by the name, Yue Yifeng, and the woman who escaped is called Yue Juan. The two of them are cousins; at the same time, they also share the relationship of a husband and wife. The Yue Clan thinks that the blood of its clan is of the purest quality; as such, rarely would they marry anyone outside of their surnames. As long as that woman manages to stay alive, the Yue Clan would definitely want to hunt you down. Moreover, because of the heavy dependence over Yue Clan’s talismans, even Heavenly Emperor Striking Order would choose to look the other way when the Yue Clan acts. If the Yue Clan comes out for your blood, then no one would be able to help you.
Hearing Shen Qinyu’s words, Ning Cheng did not take it to heart. This anyway was not his original appearance; moreover, after coming out of the Time Wilderness, Ning Cheng intended to leave the Striking Order Starry Skies and venture into the more expansive and boundless universe.
Trying to return to where he wanted to go, even if the place was not very far away, he had to trudge further than he could possibly travel. Ning Cheng not only felt very clear about this issue, but he also understood it deeply.