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Chapter 0829: Array Pattern
“Replying to senior. Rainbowfall Sword Sect’s current sect master is Sect Master Xian Chanxu. The first Sect Master of Rainbowfall Sword Sect was Sect Master Luo, Luo Chengyu, from Graceful Star.” Feng Kai gave a respectful reply. He could see that Ning Cheng wasn’t here to intercept him. Maybe this senior has an old relationship with his Rainbowfall Sword Sect. It also meant that he might just get to escape with his life.
Ning Cheng felt delighted. It truly came from Graceful Star Mainland. It’s just that he didn’t know if Rui Baishan also found this place. According to reason, Rui Baishan didn’t have a high enough cultivation, at least from what he heard. Therefore, he most likely shouldn’t have the ability to cross so many stars to end up in Pill Rice Celestial River.
The cultivator from Universal Development Sect chasing after Feng Kai also felt something had gone wrong. The senior in front of him seemed to have something to do with the cultivator his sect wanted to chase down. Even so, why would it matter? He was the disciple of Universal Development Sect. Thinking of this, Liang Qiurui felt even more confident and spoke up with cupped fists, “Senior……”
Ning Cheng ignored Liang Qiurui, but looked at Feng Kai and asked, “Why is this person chasing you?”
Feng Kai hesitated for a moment before speaking. “I was originally testing myself in Hidden Pool’s Floating Island when I suddenly received a distress signal from a fellow sect disciple. When I reached the location, Senior Apprentice Brother Liangyi only had the time to give me one thing before dying. This person immediately chased after me as soon as I received it. I managed to run away immediately, but he still followed and chased after me till here.”
Liang Qiurui understood that this matter had taken a turn for the worse and immediately spoke to Ning Cheng with cupped fists. “Senior, that person had stolen something from my Universal Development Sect, and they dispatched me to take it back. Senior, please give my Universal Development Sect some face and don’t make it difficult for this disciple to recover my sect’s items.”
Ning Cheng had wandered the starry skies for a long time. Therefore, he didn’t need to look into this matter anymore. He had already understood the cause and effect of this matter.
A mere Heaven’s Mandate cultivator, to snatch treasures, dared to use the name of Universal Development Sect to threaten him. Not to mention this Universal Development Sect, even Traceless Immortal Pond, which he just destroyed a few days ago, didn’t have the qualifications to stop him.
Ning Cheng didn’t even bother to answer. He raised his hand and formed a celestial essence handprint.
Before Liang Qiurui could even scream, Ning Cheng’s handprint had already turned him into ashes.
Feng Kai, who stood at the side, turned sluggish at the sight of this. Ning Cheng then pointed at Liang Qiurui’s flight-type weapon, and the ring suspended in the air and said, “You can keep that loot.”
“Many thanks, Senior.” Feng Kai quickly came forward to take Liang Qiurui’s things. He naturally understood that although these things were treasures to him, they probably were just a pile of rubbish for this senior.
After putting away everything, Feng Kai bowed again and said, “Senior, if you have any orders, this junior will obey it to the best of his capabilities.”
Ning Cheng had a good impression of Feng Kai, and from his actions, he also understood that his casual help wasn’t in vain. Therefore, he nodded and said, “Well, I truly do need your help for some things. Don’t worry. I’m also from Graceful Star’s Rainbowfall Sword Sect, which means we both are from the same sect.”
“Ah….” Feng Kai felt shocked by hearing Ning Cheng’s words. Rainbowfall Sword Sect still had such a powerful senior like Ning Cheng outside? With just a casual slap, this person had turned Liang Qiurui, a cultivator in Heaven’s Mandate Realm, to ashes. It meant that this person was most likely an expert at or above the Heaven Seated Realm.
However, he quickly reacted and even knelt and performed the ceremony of meeting a senior. “Rainbowfall Sword Sect’s disciple Feng Kai greets sect elder.”
Since Ning Cheng belonged to the Rainbowfall Sword Sect, then he would naturally treat him as a sect elder. In the future, he might even turn out to be the sect’s grand elder, perhaps even an ancestor. Since Feng Kai was only a junior with Undead cultivation, he had to show the appropriate respect.
Ning Cheng waved his hand and motioned Feng Kai to stand up, “I’ve not been to Pill Rice Celestial River’s Rainbowfall Sword Sect, so give me a map to your Rainbowfall Sword Sect. After I finish my work, I will then go to your Rainbowfall Sword Sect.”
“Yes….” Feng Kai took out a jade strip without hesitation and respectfully handed it to Ning Cheng. It contained a map with the coordinates to the Rainbowfall Sword Sect.
Ning Cheng put away the map and said, “I have two more things that need your help.”
“Senior, please tell me. This disciple will try his best to fulfil it.” Feng Kai stood up with his hands cupped. Even his expressions looked humbler.
“What did Liangyi give you before? Can you show it to me?” Ning Cheng guessed that the fluctuation of array traces in Feng Kai’s Celestial River Battleship most likely came from the thing that Liangyi gave him.
Feng Kai didn’t hesitate and quickly went into the battleship and took out a jade box before handing it to Ning Cheng. In his opinion, since Ning Cheng was the elder of his Rainbowfall Sword Sect, he should naturally give this thing to Ning Cheng. He also understood that even if Ning Cheng wasn’t an elder of Rainbowfall Sword Sect, if an expert like Ning Cheng asked for something, he better give it to him.
Ning Cheng held the jade box in his hand and felt a strong fluctuation of array trace coming from it, which made him very happy. Once he understood with this array trace, his understanding of the Dao of Arrays would undoubtedly improve by quite a lot.
Ning Cheng opened the jade box and felt surprised to see that the jade box only contained one circular ripple. This ripple didn’t seem to exist, but one could touch it with spiritual consciousness.
Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness seeped into this array trace, and a message suddenly popped up in his head. This array trace turned out to be a high-grade array pattern. This array pattern could help him understand higher-grade array formations. At the same time, as long as he refined this array pattern, this array pattern could then automatically help him arrange array formations. However, this array pattern could only help him once.
A treasure, Ning Cheng understood and immediately put it back into the jade box. Let’s not talk about whether he could complete the long-distance one-way teleportation array after he advanced the level of Array Dao Master. With this array trace, even if he couldn’t rearrange the Thorn Tooth Lake’s teleportation array, he could use it to recreate that array.
Only an expert in the Dao of Arrays that far surpassed him in abilities could make such a formless array pattern. Maybe one day after many years, when his understanding of the Dao of Arrays became even more profound, he could also refine such an array pattern.
Ning Cheng put away the jade box, took out a ring and handed it to Feng Kai. “The thing you gave me is an array pattern. This thing isn’t useful to ordinary people, but it’s beneficial to me. I don’t want to take your things in vain. The ring contains a million Permanent Essence Pills and an Accordance Heavenly Pill. You can keep it. If Liang Yi has any family, I hope you can also help them.”
Feng Kai almost fainted on hearing those words. One million Permanent Essence Pills? Even in his dreams, he couldn’t think of owning so many Permanent Essence Pills. Not even the Heaven Seated elders in his sect had so many Permanent Essence Pills, right? Besides, who could give out such wealth to others this casually? It wasn’t until the ring fell into his hands that he realised that it was all real and not a dream. Feng Kai immediately thanked Ning Cheng excitedly, and at the same time, invited Ning Cheng to go to the Rainbowfall Sword Sect together.
“I’ll visit the Rainbowfall Sword Sect later. I still have a few things to do. Tell me, where’s the best Starry Sky Battleships built within Pill Rice Celestial River?” He wasn’t in a hurry to go to the Rainbowfall Sword Sect. Moreover, Ning Cheng also wanted to fix Sifting Orchid first.
As a cultivator native to Pill Rice Celestial River, Feng Kai naturally knew about the best places to build Starry Sky Battleships. “Pill Rice Celestial River’s most powerful Starry Sky Battleships are all made by old man Kong He of Grand Nursing Star. People treat battleships crafted by old man Kong He as priceless treasures everywhere, and are extremely difficult to buy….”
Ning Cheng asked in astonishment, “You said that those Starry Sky Battleships are all crafted by one person? Does it not involve research from many people, before setting up a production line and then assembling the components on an assembly line?”
In Ning Cheng’s view, since it was a technological product, then it naturally would involve some sort of a ‘factory’. That ‘factory’ would develop, produce and then put its products up for sale. How could one person manufacture highly technological products like Starry Sky Battleships alone? Wasn’t it the same as artefact-crafting?
Feng Kai didn’t understand Ning Cheng’s words very well, but he still could make some conjectures out of it. Therefore, he quickly explained, “Generally, battleships need many talented people for its construction. For example, apart from old man Kong He, Pill Rice Celestial River’s second-best starry sky battleship-producing force is Surpassing Celestial Battleship Works.”
“Surpassing Celestial Battleship Works has many people engaged in the construction of starry sky battleships. Moreover, the things they make are also all top-grade stuff. However, they still can’t compare to the battleships crafted by old man Kong He. I also heard that within all the technological celestial rivers, only old man Kong He can craft starry sky battleships by himself.”
“I understand. Just give me the address of old man Kong He and Surpassing Celestial Battleship Works.” Ning Cheng understood a few things from the conversation. Most likely, this old man Kong He was a heaven-defying existence. Not only did this person have a good understanding of technology, but was also an artefact-crafting powerhouse. He must have refined those high-tech things using the methods of artefact-crafting.
Since Ning Cheng wanted to repair Sifting Orchid, Ning Cheng naturally would look for the best one. Therefore, he decided to visit this old man Kong He first.
“Senior, old man Kong He had a strange temperament. It might be difficult to request him to craft you a battleship……” Feng Kai euphemistically put it out in the open. He meant that if Ning Cheng wanted a starry sky battleship, Surpassing Celestial Battleship Works would be the better option.
Ning Cheng eased his hand and said, “Don’t worry about it. Just tell me the address.”
“Yes, Senior.” Feng Kai naturally wouldn’t oppose and quickly inscribed two coordinates onto a jade strip before handing it to Ning Cheng.
After separating from Feng Kai, Ning Cheng immediately headed towards Pill Rice Celestial River’s Grand Nursing Star.
It was Ning Cheng’s first time visiting a purely technological planet. Moreover, it was also the premier technological planet of Pill Rice Celestial River. Standing outside of Grand Nursing Star, Ning Cheng finally saw the defensive system around the tech planet.
Unlike his Stately River Star which had a Star-protecting Grand Array, the periphery of the Grand Nursing Star had a full light wall defence around it. As Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness tried to penetrate it, he immediately felt the lethality of these light walls. Moreover, it also had a locking effect. Although it wouldn’t injure him, these defence lines could easily fend off ordinary Life and Death experts.
On the periphery of the Grand Nursing Star, he also saw a public square. Although it looked like a regular public square, Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness had already detected the countless technological weapons hidden within the public square itself. Radium Light Arrows, Radium Light Cannon, Flowing Sky Cannons, etc., there were even many defensive weapons that Ning Cheng’s couldn’t recognise.
Stepping onto Grand Nursing Star’s public square, Ning Cheng also felt a powerful forbidden space system, not one formed and controlled by an array formation. At least Ning Cheng couldn’t find the location of this forbidden space’s array heart if it even existed.
The public square had a lot of parked starry sky battleships, just like a modern city full of parked cars.
Entering the Grand Nursing Star also required an identity card. But unlike other planets, the identity card here was not made of jade, but from a specially crafted material. Moreover, the lowest currency used here were purple coins, with Perpetual Moon Pills being more common. It also highlighted the wealth of Grand Nursing Star.
In this place, only if you had wealth, could you enter the Grand Nursing Star.
 The character for Luo is the same as the character of ‘fall’ in ‘Rainbowfall’. He might be the founder of the Rainbowfall Sword Sect, but it’s just speculation on my part.