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Chapter 0674: Fighting Duan Gantai Again
“Where is the Eternal Night Single File Gorge?” Ning Cheng quickly asked. He really did not want to stay in this place anymore. Although the void around the Eternal Night Domain stretched out endlessly, the Eternal Night Domain was the only stable starland he had found till now. Moreover, his current cultivation was still not enough for him to establish a foothold in the Eternal Night Domain. But even if he could prove himself in the Eternal Night Domain, he would still want to head back to the Grand Culmination Starry Skies.
Song Chengbo took out a jade strip and handed it to Ning Cheng, “This is the Void Positional Diagram for the Eternal Night Single File Gorge. But even at my fastest speed, it would take more than half a year to reach it from this place.”
After a short pause, he immediately shifted to the most important thing, “In fact, for a starry sky cultivator, time is not the most important factor to consider. The most important factor is the dangers within the Eternal Night Single File Gorge. It is said that some people did manage to traverse the Eternal Night Single File Gorge and reach the other side, but it is only hearsay. No one can say for sure. As for the Temple of Fallen Stars, one would need at least a cultivation in or above the Eternal Realm, but even for cultivators in the Eternal Realm, majority of them would still face death.”
At this point, he gave out a heavy sigh, “How many cultivators who reached the Eternal Realm would willingly stay in this place? In this void, all the decent cultivation resources have already been taken away, leaving behind only those in dangerous areas. Going to those places to search for resources is akin searching for a place to bury themselves.”
“Brother Song, can you tell me more about the Eternal Night Single File Gorge?” Ning Cheng could understand what Song Chengbo meant, but that would not deter him.
Song Chengbo said that all cultivation resources that could be found have already been excavated and taken away, which indicated that he definitely had a profound experience about it. Although he could use the Mysterious Yellow Bead to enter that void collapse maelstrom, he probably was the only one who could do it. In other words, if he didn’t have the Mysterious Yellow Bead, he wouldn’t be able to find the cultivation resources inside of it either.
Song Chengbo nodded, “The Eternal Night Single File Gorge is in fact just two towering cliffs facing each other with a half-foot wide space in between. It’s said that one had to go through the middle of these two cliffs to leave this place. But no one has any idea about the length of this gorge between the cliffs or what lies behind it.”
“Moreover, there is an allusion in this void that someone once wanted to go out from the Eternal Night Single File Gorge. Yet, hundreds of years after he entered the Eternal Night Single File Gorge, his cry could still be heard from the outside. In other words, he was trapped in the middle of the Eternal Night Single File Gorge.”
Ning Cheng spoke up with some doubts, “Brother Song, isn’t half a foot of width already very narrow for a cultivator? Besides, if cultivators cannot shrink their skeletons, they could still use a small companion beast to explore and carry them around. Why can’t they use that method to go through the distance?”
Song Chengbo shook his head with a wry smile, “Brother Ning, you’ve already been to the Temple of Fallen Stars. In places where one could cross over to different interfaces or positional planes, one simply wouldn’t be able to use their Spiritual Consciousness. Moreover, within the Eternal Night Single File Gorge, not only would one lose their ability to use Spiritual Consciousness, the laws governing that place would immediately shackle one’s Celestial Essence on stepping inside. Besides, only the outer entrance of the Eternal Night Single File Gorge is half a foot wide. Is it narrower or wider on the inside, no one knows as one’s Spiritual Consciousness cannot sweep in.”
“As for the ‘walls’ on both sides of the Eternal Night Single File Gorge, it is made up of void displacements and spacial turbulences. It’s just like the two giant pillars through which you had to go through to get to the Temple of Fallen Stars. No one knows about the origin and the endpoint of those spacial dislocations and turbulences…..”
At this moment, Song Chengbo seemed to have recalled something and asked Ning Cheng with a little more expectation in his voice, “Brother Ning, you could use your Spiritual Consciousness in the Temple of Fallen Stars, which shows that your Spiritual Consciousness is much stronger compared to an ordinary cultivator. Maybe you can also use your Spiritual Consciousness in the Eternal Night Single File Gorge. In fact, if you could actually use your Spiritual Consciousness and Celestial Essence in the Eternal Night Single File Gorge, passing through that half-a-foot entrance would pose absolutely no problems for you. Even if you can’t get out, you could still make your way back.”
Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness scanned through the jade strip and noted that the Eternal Night Single File Gorge really was very far from here. However, he didn’t mind it, the Starry Sky Wheel was much faster than average flight-type weapons. Therefore, he immediately made up his mind to go and see if he could use his Spiritual Consciousness and Celestial Essence there; if not, then he wouldn’t go in.
For an ordinary person, even if they leaned sideways and tried to travel through a half-a-foot path of unknown length, it would definitely result in death.
“Brother Ning, I heard that something terrible happened in the Temple of Fallen Stars, which made me feel worried about you. But now that you seem okay, then it’s the best thing. As for the gorge, I suggest you not go there for the time being and try only when your cultivation improved by a few levels.” Song Chengbo on seeing Ning Cheng put away the jade strip felt concerned that Ning Cheng would immediately want to head out for the Single File Gorge and took the initiative to persuade him.
Ning Cheng smiled and spoke up, “Many thanks, Brother Song. By the way, when I left the Temple of Fallen Stars, it looked the same. So what happened?”
Song Chengbo gave out a sigh and spoke, “Previously, by venturing into the Temple of Fallen Stars, one could occasionally find some cultivation resources. One could even use that place to understand some Dao Laws relating to spirit techniques. But now, the Temple of Fallen Stars is completely filled with an endless blood river with terrifying space devouring powers.”
“If it weren’t for the two huge pillars that blocked the surging blood river, it would have already surged into the void outside the Eternal Night Domain. It’s estimated that even if the Eternal Night Domain lay at the far corner, the blood river would still swallow it all up, and there would no longer be an Eternal Night Domain.”
“The two pillars blocked the raging blood river?” Ning Cheng felt shocked and asked himself how the two pillars could block the raging blood river.
“That’s right.” He said, “But it’s definitely not a long-term solution. If it is not resolved, then the blood river inside would eventually rush out from behind the two pillars and sweep into the void outside the Eternal Night Domain. By then, the only intact starland within the void of the Eternal Night Domain, the Eternal Night Domain, would be swallowed by the blood river without leaving any trace left behind.”
“Because of this, all the Eternal-level Cultivators in and around the Eternal Night Domain have gathered around the Temple of Fallen Stars, trying to prevent the blood river from rushing into the void of the Eternal Night Domain.”
Ning Cheng quickly caught the critical words from Song Chengbo’s sentence and immediately asked, “Brother Song, you mean there is no cultivator in the Eternal Realm in the entire Eternal Night Domain right now?”
“I’m certain of it. If any Eternal Realm Cultivators stayed behind in the Eternal Night Domain, they would only be waiting for death. I once went back to the Temple of Fallen Stars to look for you, but instead of you I saw a lot of cultivators in the Eternal Realm arranging array formations around the Temple of Fallen Stars.” Song Chengbo replied with confidence.
Ning Cheng then cupped his fists towards Song Chengbo and spoke, “Many thanks, Brother Song. I’m heading back to the Eternal Night Domain to collect some debts before heading to the Eternal Night Single File Gorge in a year. If Brother Song wants to go out, you can wait for me in or near the Eternal Night Single File Gorge in a year. ”
Song Chengbo was about to ask if Ning Cheng needed any help, but immediately thought back to Ning Cheng’s horrifying attack, and couldn’t help but swallow the words he wanted to ask. Instead, he simply nodded, “Ok, if I show up at the Eternal Night Single File Gorge a year later, I’ll go and have a look inside with Brother Ning. If I’m not there, Brother Ning doesn’t have to wait for me.”
After that, Ning Cheng and Song Chengbo exchanged communication pearls to exchange information with each other before separating again.
After Song Chengbo left, Ning Cheng brought out the Starry Sky Wheel and directly shot towards the Eternal Night Domain.
Initially, he didn’t intend to head back to the Eternal Night Domain to look for Su Clan. Although he had advanced to the middle-level of Heaven Seated Realm, Ning Cheng had a clear understanding of his strength. He had no problems in going against cultivators in the Life and Death Realm, but what if an Eternal-level Cultivator stopped him? What’s more, in the Eternal Night Domain, apart from cultivators in the Eternal Realm, there was also that Eternal Night Public Square’s Aura Locking Grand Array, which did manage to incite some fear in his heart.
But now that all the cultivators in the Eternal Realm from the Eternal Night Domain have already left to the Temple of Fallen Stars, if he did not go pay a visit now, then when would he get another chance? It was not in his character to swallow the fact that someone had plotted against him for no reason. If he did not have any strength, then he really would have no chance and would have had to swallow such a grievance and move on. But now that he had an opportunity, why would Ning Cheng willingly give it up?
Ning Cheng had now already advanced to the Heaven Seated Realm and had already refined more than 60 layers of restrictions covering the Starry Sky Wheel. Therefore, supplied with a large pile of Perpetual Moon Pills, the well-lit Eternal Night Public Square appeared in the range of Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness in less than a month.
Putting away the Starry Sky Wheel, Ning Cheng intended to enter the Eternal Night’s Grande Public Square with the most ordinary identity, and then arrange for several exit points on the edge of the Eternal Night Public Square’s grand array formation. He would never let himself be trapped in the Eternal Night Public Square, unlike the last time where it had almost caught him.
At this time, another light flew over, and when Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness detected that light, he immediately stopped.
“Haha, old friend, I’ve been looking for you everywhere. I truly did not expect you to come here so soon…..” With the sound of laughter, Duan Gantai’s familiar figure appeared not far from Ning Cheng.
As Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness swept over, he couldn’t help but feel deeply shocked. Ning Cheng himself had obtained so many opportunities, and yet he only managed to advance to the middle-level of Heaven Seated Realm due to the help from the Mysterious Yellow Bead.
But this Duan Gantai in front of him had also reached the middle-level of Heaven Seated Realm. In other words, his strength was no weaker than the current him.
“Oh, did you find out that you had not given me enough Permanent Essence Pills and have now come to give me more because of the last time I helped you?” Ning Cheng asked with a calm voice.
Duan Gantai squeezed a few words out of his teeth, “That’s right, I just felt that I had too many Permanent Essence Pills to use. So I wanted to ask Brother Ning for help. By the way, I’ve also recently learned about some new spirit techniques and wanted to ask Brother Ning for one or two pointers…..”
When he reached the last word, Duan Gantai flicked his hand, and a dark red knife light shot out. Ning Cheng’s already extended Celestial River Domain, under this knife light, began to melt like ice and snow under fire, creating one crack after another.
Then a circle of ripples took form around Duan Gantai from the dark red knife lights. These ripples were like Ning Cheng’s Celestial River Domain, which fully protected Duan Gantai.
A Blade Domain, Ning Cheng felt shocked. This was his first time to encounter such an expert. After breaking his Domain, this fellow could even use it to form his own Blade Domain.
Ning Cheng immediately threw away the thought of acting in carelessness and extended his hand, bringing out a high-grade long spear Dao Artefact.
Without any sign of gathering power, without augmenting the power of Domain, he shot out the spear as if it were a casual throw.
Duan Gantai clearly saw Ning Cheng casually bringing out a common long spear-type Dao Artefact, yet he still found himself struggling to breathe. Ning Cheng’s long spear had brought forth a powerful suppressive spear intent, which could completely ignore his killing light. No, it ignored everything before the long spear, even space. It was just like how his knife light that could ignore Ning Cheng’s Domain, filled with strength, confidence, and arrogance!
“Boom…..” Just when the knife and spear collided, a violent Celestial Essence storm burst open. The huge Celestial Essence storm that formed was even more shocking than the one created in the previous battle between Ning Cheng and Bian Shiyan.