Chapter 0156: Leaving The Valley
“Boom” Ning Cheng’s Spear Shadows and Gui Yu Tang’s Blue Spear immediately collided together, at this time Gui Yu Tang’s powerful True Essence and Spiritual Consciousness was revealed beyond a doubt. But his Spear Intent was vastly inferior to Ning Cheng’s Spear Intent, testament to the fact was that Ning Cheng’s Spear Intent had already broken through the blue ripple like Spear Intent of his opponent. Forcing him to abruptly recall his blue spear to its original size, as he tried to block Ning Cheng’s single condensed giant spear.
Gui Yu Tang immediately condensed his True Essence into a barrier, he knew that if this Spear broke through his barrier, then even if Gui Yu Tang did not die at the very least he would suffer severe injuries.
But after the two spears collided, Gui Yu Tang was directly sent flying over a dozen feet back before falling onto the ground, Ning Cheng was also pushed back but only a few feet.
This battle ended even more quickly than the battle between Ning Cheng and Cui Nie Ping, before they ended up separating.
Although Gui Yu Tang was not hurt much, but knew that he had lost to Ning Cheng in the battle between Spear Intents a moment ago, as such he also knew that he was at a huge disadvantage. However, he knew that he had definitely lost in the exchange. Even if Ning Cheng conveniently did not use his Magic Weapon, even if that was the case, he knew that he was certainly not Ning Cheng’s opponent, once Ning Cheng seriously resorted to use his Magic Weapon, then he would be more so much inferior to him, unless he and Cui Nie Ping collaborated to go against Ning Cheng. But them being considered as geniuses of their generation, they both still disdained to cooperate with each other to fight against a cultivator whose cultivation was not even as high as them.
“I lost.” Gui Yu Tang’s complexion was calm as he put away the blue spear in his hands.
At this time how couldn’t he be clear? Ning Cheng had certainly not been injured in the fight with Cui Nie Ping. If it were other people, seeing such a fearful and terrible fight, they would never ever come up to take the challenge.
“Lucky, lucky.” Ning Cheng first rushed to that stone, as he swept away the things placed on the stone, pocketing everything. He had pulled back his attack at the right instant, if not, he would have killed Gui Yu Tang, this was a fact even if Gui Yu Tang had gone all out to block his spear. In the end it was all for good.
“Elder Brother Ning, for me Gui Yu Tang, you are the fiercest Essence Building Cultivator that I have seen till now. Today for me to have a spar with Elder Brother Ning, I have benefitted greatly.” Gui Yu Tang said, as he saw Ning Cheng pocket away all the things, but he still cupped his fists and spoke to Ning Cheng in a respectful manner.
Although he was praising Ning Cheng, he felt very dark in his heart, he was a disciple from one of the greatest Clan, although he could kill without any hesitation, but he could never bear the burden of losing.
“Today’s win was by luck, if we really had fought, I may not have been able to win.” Ning Cheng was polite as he spoke, he knew that these talented disciples from such large sects as theirs were most concerned about face-saving. Since he had won the other parties things, then he did not mind giving them some face.
Besides Ning Cheng knew that these two people really had some skills, moreover these two simply could not be compared to the two Essence Building Cultivators from the Red Heaven Academy. If these two men were to act together, then with his present cultivation, he may not necessarily be able to handle them.
Cui Nie Ping also came forward and spoke, “This Angry Axe Lotus Flower Pond is the best place in the Angry Axe Valley to cultivate one’s Killing Intent and also one’s Spiritual Consciousness, but ordinary cultivators would find it very difficult to come here. For Elder Brother Ning to come here, it shows your brilliance, in fact, Elder Brother Ning you really did not let us down.”
Ning Cheng had just cultivated here, so of course he knew that what Cui Nie Ping said was right. Moreover, he knew that these disciples from such prestigious backgrounds knew more about the Angry Axe Valley than him. So he immediately cupped his fist and asked politely, “Me and my Junior Apprentice Sister just want to exit from this place. Do the two of you have any good ways out?”
Gui Yu Tang simply laughed and said, “This Ancient Immortal Mansion is…….”
Gui Yu Tang was not able to finish what he was going to say, when suddenly spatial fluctuations appeared around him, and then he immediately disappeared from their sight.
“The Angry Axe Valley is suddenly closing, Yi! why only one person, Gui Yu Tang, was transmitted out?” Cui Nie Ping had just finished his words, when the space around him immediately began to fluctuate, and then in a moment he also disappeared.
“It appears that even we two will also be transmitted out in a short while, it’s a pity that we could not go to that place that you wanted to go to……”
Not waiting for Ning Cheng to finish, Meng Jing Xiu immediately hugged him.
Ning Cheng was surprised for a moment, but soon he understood the meaning of Meng Jing Xiu’s actions, she was afraid that both of them would be sent to different places.
Ning Cheng patted Meng Jing Xiu’s shoulder and said, “Junior Apprentice Sister Jing Xiu, we would soon be sent out of this place, and would certainly get outside of the Angry Axe Valley, and although we will be together in the same place, but unfortunately we will not be able to walk together. Because that cultivator surnamed Kang thinks that something is not right with the results of my first and second round in the tournament, as a result I cannot meet with him.”
“I know that, I am sorry, Senior Apprentice Brother Ning, I really could not take you to that that place.” Meng Jing Xiu spoke with some regret in her voice.
“What is this place you speak about?” Ning Cheng immediately asked.
“It is an Immortal Mansion……” Meng Jing Xiu’s words immediately shocked Ning Cheng, as he immediately thought about the Immortal Mansion that he had visited at the bottom of the cold river.
[TL Note – Please do not confuse these ‘Immortal Mansion 仙府’ with the ‘Immortal Mansion 洞府’ that they are in right now. Both of them are different but when translated to English, they are called Immortal Mansions.
To differentiate, this ‘Immortal Mansion 仙府’ that Meng Jing Xiu spoke off and the ‘Immortal Mansion 仙府’ at the bottom of the Cold River that Ning Cheng visited with the old woman, where he obtained his Star River, are the true Immortal Mansions as they contain the character for Immortal 仙.
Whereas the ‘Immortal Mansion 洞府’ that Ning Cheng and Meng Jing Xiu are right now is not a true Immortal Mansion as the characters are different, but are essentially translated to as Immortal Mansion.
Essentially the 洞 Character here is the character for ‘Cave’, but when combined with 府 (Character for Mansion) it is literally translated to ‘Cave Mansion’, but when together as 洞府 it means ‘Legendary abode of Immortals’ hence being called as Immortal Mansion.]
Initially the Immortal Mansion that white haired old woman had led him to at the bottom of the Cold River was actually called the ‘Scorching Immortal Mansion’, afterwards the Scorching Immortal Mansion had disappeared into the void, could this mean that Meng Jing Xiu had come to this Angry Axe Valley for that Scorching Immortal Mansion.
But that is not right, when that Immortal Mansion disappeared into the void, Meng Jing Xiu should not have known about it.
Meng Jing Xiu spoke with affirmation, “It definitely is an Immortal Mansion, and is called Lan Wei….”
Meng Jing Xiu had only spoke half the words, when the surrounding space all around them immediately started to fluctuate, which made Ning Cheng immediately realize that it was now their turn to be transmitted out.
He immediately grasped Meng Jing Xiu even tightly, and sure enough, an invisible force immediately swept away him and Meng Jing Xiu, and when he and Meng Jing Xiu finally fell on the ground, they realised that they had arrived at the side of a rushing river.
“Yi! Our luck sure is good, this should not be the place outside the Angry Axe Valley from where we entered, it seems we were transmitted out to a new place.” Ning Cheng felt the aura and the surrounding Spiritual Qi, and immediately spoke in an affirmative manner.
Ning Cheng really felt lucky for the first time, although he and Meng Jing Xiu were sent out, luckily they were not transmitted out to the place from where they entered the Angry Axe Valley. If he and Meng Jing Xiu were transferred outside to the place from where they entered the Angry Axe Valley, then they would have already been caught by that cultivator surnamed Kang.
“Well, I tried very hard to find the Immortal Mansion in the Angry Valley, so that I could cultivate quickly, so that I could then go look for my parents, but I did not think that I would fall short of it finally. I could not even find that place, before I was sent out.” Meng Jing Xiu sighed.
Ning Cheng spoke with a little embarrassment in his voice, “I’m sorry, I should not have let you be with me for such a long time.”
Meng Jing Xiu shook her head and spoke, “You should not be, the place that we were at was extremely far away from the Immortal Mansion, it would have taken more than ten days to reach there. Coupled with the time required to find the Immortal Mansion itself, even if we did not delay even a single bit, it would already have been too late.”
Ning Cheng spoke in a comforting manner, “Junior Apprentice Sister Jing Xiu, in fact, in my opinion, since we have not found the Immortal Mansion, then it should be a good thing. Once the Immortal Mansion is opened, then I am afraid that with our cultivations we simply would not be able to live even for a single moment. Moreover, that kind of Immortal Spiritual Qi, will be immediately be brought to the attention of the others, so when the time comes, we would only be acting as cannon fodders in its opening.”
What Ning Cheng was saying was actually not unreasonable, initially that white haired old woman with such a high cultivation was also defeated in that Scorching Immortal Mansion. So just what were he and Meng Jing Xiu’s cultivation in such a case? How could they even overcome an Immortal Mansion? In the end, perhaps they really would have done the work for the others.
Meng Jing Xiu very much believed Ning Cheng’s words, now that she heard Ning Cheng speak, she also nodded and spoke, “What Big Brother Ning said is right, after our cultivation is high enough, we will come to this Angry Axe Valley again. This time the Angry Axe Valley was open for too long, I have heard that it would need a thousand more years to open once more.”
“Not necessarily, because of the accident that occurred in the Angry Axe Valley, the time that we were allowed to be inside had also lengthened. I suspect that this accident was because the seals put up on the Angry Axe Valley’s Array Formation had experienced some problems, once this Array Formation is broken, then perhaps we can later come and go through this Angry Axe Valley at any time.” Ning Cheng spoke.
Seeing Meng Jing Xiu’s puzzled look, Ning Cheng explained, “A long time ago, people could come and go as they liked in this Angry Axe Valley, but afterwards because of huge losses of lives, many of the mighty cultivators joined hands and arranged a Top Level Concealment Array Formation, where only Essence Building Cultivators and below could enter. I had also heard people speak about this.”
“Even if that is the case, even if the Array Formation of the Angry Axe Valley was destroyed, the place where the Immortal Mansion is located, I am certain that no one else knows about it.”
Meng Jing Xiu spoke, then she took out an ancient map in her hands and gave it to Ning Cheng while saying, “Senior Apprentice Brother Ning, your cultivation is much higher than me, so it would be better if you keep this map of the Immortal Mansion on you. This map was made by my ancestor Meng when he entered the Angry Axe Valley. He had drawn it out from his memory. The ancestor had just found this Immortal Mansion, when the time was up, and he was sent out.”
Ning Cheng knew that Meng Jing Xiu had already thoroughly memorised the contents of this map, as such he did not reject it, as he received the map and directly spoke, “Where do you want to go now? I must return to the Hua Continent to take away Luo Fei, do you want to return to the Hua Continent together with me, or do you want to stay in the Jia Continent?”
Meng Jing Xiu took out a Jade Piece as she handed it to Ning Cheng and said, “Senior Apprentice Brother Ning, this Jade Piece is the map of the Jia Continent all the way to the Yi Xing Ocean. If I have not guessed wrongly, then we are at present at the Mo La River. Mo La River is near the Lost Mountain Range, Senior Apprentice Brother, if you want to return to the Hua Continent, then it is necessary to cross the Lost Mountain Range, so……”
Although Meng Jing Xiu had not completed her words, but her words were very clear, that with Ning Cheng’s cultivation it was impossible to cross the Lost Mountain Range.
Ning Cheng was silent for a moment and then spoke, “Junior Apprentice Sister Jing Xiu, although I have entrusted Yue Ying, but I am still somewhat worried about Luo Fei in my heart. Even if the Lost Mountain Range was synonymous to death, I will have to try and pass through it.”
Saying that Ning Cheng also took out a Storage Bag and handed it to Meng Jing Xiu and said, “Junior Apprentice Sister Jing Xiu, inside this Storage Bag contains 100,000 High Grade Spirit Stones, you can take these and cultivate, inside you will also find a Best Quality Spirit Stone. If at the time when you try to advance to the Essence Building Realm, if you have not procured an Essence Building Pill, then use this Best Quality Spirit Stone to breakthrough to the Essence Building Realm.”
Meng Jing Xiu shook her head as she hastily pushed those things back to Ning Cheng, “Senior Apprentice Brother Ning, you have been always helping me, how can I take so many of your Spirit Stones, it simply will not do.”
Ning Cheng showed a faint smile as he spoke, “You are looking for the Immortal Mansion, presumably in order to accelerate your cultivation speed. Moreover, you are also a rogue cultivator at the moment, if you did not have any good resources, then wanting to improve your cultivation speed, is simply not possible. Moreover, I have also recently made quite a lot of profit, you know. Moreover, the number of High Grade Spirit Stones on me all added up is almost 500,000-600,000.”
Although Ning Cheng had 500,00-600,000 High Grade Spirit Stones, he knew that the rate at which he consumed them was definitely much more than Meng Jing Xiu. Meng Jing Xiu only had the cultivation of True Condensation Realm, as such a hundred thousand High Grade Spirit Stones should be more than sufficient for her.
Meng Jing Xiu hesitated for a bit, before receiving the Storage Bag as she spoke, “Thank you, Senior Apprentice Brother Xiao Cheng.”
She also learned Ruimu Danqin’s style of calling Ning Cheng as ‘Senior Apprentice Brother Xiao Cheng’, she felt that this way if addressing was smoother to speak about, but would also make the relation between her and Ning Cheng not so estranged.
Ning Cheng did not care about it, he also wrote down his own Concealment Method and handed it to Meng Jing Xiu as he said, “This is a Concealment Cultivation Method, you can use it afterwards. I am already ready to go; we definitely will meet again.”
“Wait Wait……” Seeing Ning Cheng going towards the Lost Mountain Range, Meng Jing Xiu again stopped Ning Cheng.
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