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Chapter 0676: Perpetual Moon Time Key
Duan Gantai felt furious once again and understood that he could not leave Ning Cheng at this time unless he did not want the things here.
“Oh, it looks like Brother Duan and I have the same idea. I also guessed that Su Clan’s Permanent Essence Pill Pond is in the front yard.” Ning Cheng spoke with a smile while secretly sweeping out with his Spiritual Consciousness. Soon, he found a different defensive array formation in the front yard.
It was quite reasonable for Su Clan’s front yard to have a defensive array formation, but it was unusual to have such a high-level defensive array formation that even Ning Cheng could not see through. If not for Duan Gantai’s reminder, Ning Cheng truly might not have thought about it all. Now that Duan Gantai practically confirmed it for him, he directly brought out a long spear and used it to attack the hidden defensive array formation.
When Duan Gantai saw Ning Cheng’s target for the strike, his expressions changed once again. Did he guess it wrong? Did Ning Cheng know about it just like him?
In any case, Ning Cheng’s attack immediately revealed the concealed defensive array formation.
Duan Gantai immediately rushed up and threw out several array flags. He was much better than Ning Cheng was when it came to opening array formations. Therefore, after throwing out several array flags, a gap immediately appeared in the defensive array formation revealed through Ning Cheng’s attack.
Ning Cheng and Duan Gantai almost simultaneously rushed in through the gap and appeared over a long stony path.
Neither of them spoke and ran straight along the stony path. The moment the two entered, the two immediately felt the vibrant starry sky Essence Qi permeating almost every inch of this place. They simply did not need to exchange any words to know what was happening.
After a few breaths, Ning Cheng and Duan Gantai stopped in front of a huge Permanent Essence Pill Pond.
Vibrant starry sky Essence Qi oozed from this Permanent Essence Pill Pond. But Duan Gantai, on seeing this Permanent Essence Pill Pond, couldn’t help but mutter in surprise mixed with anger, “We had to go through so many hardships for just this measly amount of Permanent Essence Pills?”
Ning Cheng could understand Duan Gantai’s feelings. Although the two of them managed to reach this place, it had taken a decent amount of preparation and planning. However, inside this Permanent Essence Pill Pond, they only found a hundred thousand Permanent Essence Pills. These Permanent Essence Pills were spread across a thin layer at the bottom of the Permanent Essence Pill Pond. This quantity was much worse than the Permanent Essence Pills that Ning Cheng found within the spacial collapse vortex.
“Something is better than nothing.” Ning Cheng smiled and raised his hand to grab half of the Permanent Essence Pills. Ning Cheng did not go back on what he said to Duan Gantai and left the other half for him.
Duan Gantai put away the other half of the Permanent Essence Pills and gave out a sigh before speaking, “Brother Ning, you really are my role model. You have a much better mentality than I do. Looks like I will have to seek out more advice from you in the future. But just like you said, something is better than nothing.”
After that, his tone turned into an indignant one, “This time, we obtained too little. Brother Ning, let’s act separately for now. You go to the Su Clan’s Starry Sky Spiritual Grass Garden to grab the high-grade Starry Sky Spiritual Grasses while I go into the Su Clan to kill all of them. I have to take revenge for the wrongs we suffered.”
After Duan Gantai said that, he did not immediately move. Seeing that, Ning Cheng sneered in his heart. Duan Gantai, did you think you were a good actor? You just want me to go away so that you could make a fortune by yourself. Going to get revenge for past grievances? Just as I don’t believe that dogs don’t eat shit, I don’t believe anything you say.
If it weren’t for Ning Cheng who knew and even witnessed the secret of the Permanent Essence Pill Pond previously, he might have actually taken up Duan Gantai’s offer. He might have even tried coercing Duan Gantai to reveal the location of the Su Clan’s Starry Sky Spiritual Grass Garden.
But Ning Cheng now knew that most Permanent Essence Pill Ponds had a Starry Sky Spiritual Vein that spat out Starry Sky Essence Qi at their core. As long as one managed to utilise a unique array formation, this Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein could then help one condense Permanent Essence Pills continuously. At the same time, Ning Cheng could also tell that the Permanent Essence Pills in this Permanent Essence Pill Pond definitely came into existence due to the Starry Sky Essence Qi spewing out from it, which meant that there was definitely a relatively large Starry Sky Spiritual Vein under this Permanent Essence Pill Pond. Since Duan Gantai wanted him to leave first, it indicated that he also lusted for the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein.
“Brother Ning, let’s act quickly. Otherwise, the longer we drag things out, the worse it would get for us.” Duan Gantai urged him. He did not dare to go in first; rather, he felt afraid that if he went in first, Ning Cheng would immediately pocket the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein.
Ning Cheng nodded, “Ok, but there are just too few Permanent Essence Pills here.” As Ning Cheng spoke, he immediately stuck the Permanent Essence Pill Pool with his spear in anger.
This Permanent Essence Pill Pond mainly produced Permanent Essence Pills and did not have any particularly high-level defensive measures integrated into it. Therefore, Ning Cheng’s spear strike filled with ‘anger’ quickly shattered the Permanent Essence Pill Pond, revealing half of a Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein.
“Oh, there is also a Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein here. Haha, Brother Ning, I will have to thank you properly this time.” Seeing Ning Cheng’s outburst revealed the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein, how could Duan Gantai not know that Ning Cheng also knew about this secret. Therefore, he could no longer pretend to be confused and immediately rushed up to pull it out.
This Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein was about 40 to 50 feet in length. But, the moment Duan Gantai pulled out the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein, it immediately alerted the entire Su Clan.
Ning Cheng had already taken the opportunity to split the vein and take away the more substantial portion of the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein before throwing it into his storage ring. A Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein was different from a Permanent Essence Pill. Moreover, unless one laid the cut pieces side by side, no one would be able to make an accurate comparison of its quality. Of course, this was for other people. Duan Gantai, with just a glance, was able to see that Ning Cheng had put away a share slightly denser than the one he obtained.
However, before Duan Gantai could speak, Ning Cheng quickly spoke up, “Brother Duan, you go to the Su Clan’s Starry Sky Spiritual Medicine Garden, I’ll take my revenge on the Su Clan’s cultivators.”
Finishing his words, Ning Cheng’s figure flashed, and he rushed out. By this time, the cultivators from the Su Clan had already surrounded the area outside the pill pond. However, with Ning Cheng’s current cultivation and speed, the Su Clan’s cultivators couldn’t stop him at all.
After rushing out of the Su Clan, his figure flashed a few more time, and he finally rushed out of the Eternal Night City. As for killing the cultivators from Su Clan, he left that kind of thing to Duan Gantai.
After putting away the portion of the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein, Ning Cheng understood that the strength and influence of Su Clan would start to take a sharp plunge from this moment. This spiritual vein not only provided Permanent Essence Pills for Su Clan’s high-level cultivators but also Starry Sky Essence Qi for the rest of the Su Clan for cultivation. With the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein removed, it would truly be strange if the Su Clan would continue to prosper.
Duan Gantai almost immediately followed Ning Cheng out of the Eternal Night Domain. Just when Ning Cheng left the Eternal Night Public Square and brought out the Starry Sky Wheel, Duan Gantai also managed to rush out of the Eternal Night Public Square.
Ning Cheng was not in a hurry to escape. Therefore, when he saw Duan Gantai coming out, he deliberately slowed down. Duan Gantai had a large number of Permanent Essence Pills along with at least a few dozen-foot long Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein. In terms of cultivation resources, this fellow definitely was wealthy.
“Brother Ning. I was quite worried about you. I didn’t think that you would truly manage to come out first.” Duan Gantai caught up to Ning Cheng and spoke with a concerned tone.
Ning Cheng immediately understood the underlying sarcasm in Duan Gantai’s words; in other words, Duan Gantai implied that he ran away quickly like a coward. However, in respects to Duan Gantai’s taunts, Ning Cheng didn’t care at all. “Brother Duan, did you have a good harvest from the Su Clan’s Starry Sky Spiritual Grass Garden?”
“Oh, don’t mention it. When I saw Brother Ning rushing out, I couldn’t help but worry about others besieging Ning Cheng. Therefore, I quickly rushed out to see if I could provide some help. I did not have any time to collect the Starry Sky Spiritual Grasses. How could those Starry Sky Spiritual Grasses compare to Brother Ning’s safety? By the way, where is Brother Ning going now?” Duan Gantai spoke with a sigh.
Ning Cheng held a significant portion of the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein, which he longed for the most. Although he and Ning Cheng each obtained ‘half’ of the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein, if the two segments of the Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein were put together, the effect would definitely be several times stronger than cultivating individually with just a section.
A Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein provided the most benefits as a whole. Once cut into pieces, it would be akin to hurting its Essence Qi foundation.
“I’m going to look around for a while. It would be better if I could find more cultivation resources.” Ning Cheng replied with a smile. He knew that Duan Gantai wanted to grab the part of Starry Sky Essence Qi Vein with him. In fact, didn’t Ning Cheng also want Duan Gantai’s cultivation resources? However, he knew that it would be really challenging to obtain things from Duan Gantai.
“Brother Ning, I have an idea. But I wonder if you’d be interested in it?” Duan Gantai laughed as if not caring about Ning Cheng’s words.
Ning Cheng spoke up with an indifferent attitude, “You know that I’m most lacking in cultivation resources right now. If there is an exchange of cultivation resources somewhere, then I naturally would be interested in it. What idea does Brother Duan have? Can you share it with me?”
“Brother Ning, have you heard about the Perpetual Moon Holy Emperor? In fact, the Perpetual Moon Pills were first named by the Perpetual Moon Holy Emperor….”
When Duan Gantai spoke about Perpetual Moon Holy Emperor, Ning Cheng’s heart almost skipped a beat. Others might not have heard of the Perpetual Moon Holy Emperor, but he had definitely heard of this being. According to the legend, the Time Wilderness belonged to the Perpetual Moon Holy Emperor. Moreover, he had obtained a lot of benefits from the Time Wilderness. Even Sunset’s Twilight, Ning Cheng had developed it within the Time Wilderness.
Duan Gantai showed a smile, “Although Perpetual Moon Holy Emperor has already fallen, it is said that he had countless treasures. However, I happen to know the location of Perpetual Moon Holy Emperor’s most precious treasure house, the Temple of Time. However, to open the Temple of Time, one needs the Perpetual Moon Time Key, and I just happen to have a Perpetual Moon Time Key. Since both Brother Ning and I want the same thing, and if Brother Ning wants to, we can continue to work together.”
Ning Cheng felt his heartbeat increasing. Didn’t he possess the Perpetual Moon Time Key? How did Duan Gantai get it? And where the hell did this Duan Gantai come from? How could he even know about the Temple of Time?
“Brother Duan, can you show me the Perpetual Moon Time Key?” Ning Cheng asked with cupped fists. This time, he really wanted to see Duan Gantai’s Perpetual Moon Time Key.
Duan Gantai also did not stand on ceremony, took out a half-foot long black key, and said, “This is the Perpetual Moon Time Key…..”
Duan Gantai’s words suddenly came to a halt. Although the Perpetual Moon Time Key remained in his hands, it gave off a screeching-like noise. He had obtained this Perpetual Moon Time Key a long time ago, but it had never shown such a reaction. The only possibility of this happening was that there was also another Perpetual Moon Time Key nearby. But there was nothing but void all around them, which meant that Ning Cheng had a Perpetual Moon Time Key on him.
“Brother Ning, do you also have a Perpetual Moon Time Key on you?” Duan Gantai had an even more shocked expression on his face compared to Ning Cheng as he asked. How could there be such a coincidence in this world? He wanted to use the lure of Perpetual Moon Time Key to pit against Ning Cheng, but he never expected that he would end up making such a play in front of another owner of the Perpetual Moon Time Key. It would be impossible to fool Ning Cheng with just a Perpetual Moon Time Key.
Ning Cheng did not know about the Temple of Time, unlike Duan Gantai. As such, he wanted to learn about the Temple of Time from Duan Gantai. Therefore, he immediately took out his Perpetual Moon Time Key.
Ning Cheng’s Perpetual Moon Time Key was of a dark-grey colour, and when it came out, it immediately gave out the same screeching-like noise as Duan Gantai’s Perpetual Moon Time Key.
Duan Gantai, on seeing that Ning Cheng had really taken out a Perpetual Moon Time Key, could no longer conceal the genuine surprise covering his face, “Brother Ning, it looks like even the heavens want us to continue working together. There are only three Perpetual Moon Time Keys. Therefore, once we find the other person with the Perpetual Moon Time Key, we can then open the Temple of Time.”
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