Chapter 17 Nurtured By Heaven And Earth
Chapter 17 Nurtured By Heaven And Earth
Xu Tingyu and Zhang Wenye would definitely not believe Fang Jinyu's words, but they felt he disliked them. Hence, they smiled and changed the topic.
As they conversed, the number of people who arrived gradually increased.
It was because it was almost time for the Lingdu Secret Realm to open.
Meanwhile, as a rumble of thunder sounded, a door with a fantasy look appeared in front of everyone.
A beam of light descended. It was a Core Formation stage cultivator.
The Core Formation stage cultivator said, "You all can go in one by one. The landing points are random. You don't have to walk with someone you know. As for the rules, I believe you all know you can't harm your fellow disciples. Moreover, all the opportunities depend on your luck and following the rules of 'First come, first served.' You can't snatch other people's opportunity."
When Fang Jinyu heard the voice, he realized it was rather familiar. It was the same person who asked the other Core Formation stage cultivator to avoid suspicion on the day of the scam of the dark market!
Meanwhile, Zhang Wenye, beside Fang Jinyu, couldn't help but whisper excitedly, "So the opportunity belongs to whoever arrives first! I've once heard about it, but I thought it was just a rumor."
Before Zhang Wenye joined the Tianling Sect, he had been a rogue cultivator for a year. Fang Jinyu had once heard him mention that the law of the jungle prevailed among rogue cultivators, and whoever was more powerful was the one in the right.
The weak were constantly bullied by the strong.
That was why many rogue cultivators only cared about personal strength and ignored the fact that the cultivation base was the foundation.
Therefore, there was an interesting fact about the Qi Condensation stage. The Qi Condensation stage rogue cultivators would always have better talisman tools than the Qi Condensation stage disciples!
For example, when the former Fang Jinyu was at rank 9 in the Qi Condensation stage, he only had a middle-tier talisman tool. However, rogue cultivators who ranked 9 in the Qi Condensation stage would have high-tier talisman tools, and their talisman tools even had half of the power of a spirit tool!
It was because ordinary disciples of sects like the former Fang Jinyu would buy elixirs to improve their cultivation base when they had spirit stones. Therefore, when they wanted to purchase talisman tools, they often faced the dilemma of not having enough spirit stones. Only those stuck at rank 9 in the Qi Condensation stage for years would gradually change their talisman tools to high-tier ones.
"Senior Brother Zhang, do you have the map of the Lingdu Secret Realm?" Upon hearing Zhang Wenye's words, Xu Tingyu could not help but roll her eyes and ask.
Since Xu Tingyu was more familiar with Zhang Wenye, they were more casual with each other.
"There's a map of the Lingdu Secret Realm? Why haven't I seen it before?" Zhang Wenye was stunned for a moment. He was shocked.
Xu Tingyu said, "It's because it's something that people wrote down from their memory after exploring the Lingdu Secret Realm."
Zhang Wenye understood the meaning behind Xu Tingyu's words. He could only smile helplessly.
Since they had no foundation, they could only be inferior to the others.
Although the rules of the Lingdu Secret Realm seemed to reduce disputes and treat everyone fairly, it benefited the direct descendants of the cultivation clans.
However, Fang Jinyu was an exception.
After reading the book, he memorized all the important places in the Lingdu Secret Realm. Moreover, he had specially brought a unique talisman tool for today's trip.
It was a middle-tier talisman tool left behind by the former Fang Jinyu.
There was nothing special about it. It could only slow down people within a specific range and make them retreat 500 steps.
By having the talisman, Fang Jinyu could guarantee that the disciples of the Tianling Sect had a huge misunderstanding of the honest character of the former Fang Jinyu.
If the former Fang Jinyu was honest, why would he go to an Immortal City a hundred miles away and hire someone to forge such a talisman tool to enter the Lingdu Secret Realm?
Fang Jinyu was also preparing to enter.
However, the Core Formation stage cultivator stopped him because he was a Foundation Establishment stage cultivator.
Thus, Fang Jinyu cupped his fists and said, "I, Fang Jinyu, have naturally broken through to the Foundation Establishment stage after understanding the magic spells and techniques. I once requested the sect leader to let me give up the chance. However, the sect leader knows it isn't easy for disciples to cultivate, so he allowed me to enter after receiving a Discipline Pearl."
As he spoke, Fang Jinyu showed the Discipline Pearl, which had already been activated.
"Oh, since that's the case, you may enter!" The Core Formation stage cultivator was confused with the situation. In the past, when such a situation occurred, the sect leader would let the disciple give up the chance to enter the Lingdu Secret Realm. However, since the sect leader wouldn't make sloppy decisions, he didn't say anything and just let him go.
Fang Jinyu stepped through the door. Zhang Wenye and Xu Tingyu, following behind him, suddenly looked enlightened.
The two had been wondering why Fang Jinyu had come to the Lingdu Secret Realm even though he had already broken through the Foundation Establishment stage. However, since they were only ranked 9 in the Qi Condensation stage and didn't have the right to ask, they tacitly didn't mention it.
After passing through the mysterious door, Fang Jinyu didn't feel dizzy or uncomfortable. He looked into the distance and realized the sky was within reach. Moreover, the surrounding mountains looked flat for some reason.
"Is it a little heaven and earth?"
Fang Jinyu pondered for a moment, then took out a spirit tool and flew into the air.
After a while, Fang Jinyu found a spirit item he needed to cultivate his great divine powers. However, he wasn't excited about it. His eyes darted around, looking for a reference to figure out where he was.
Luckily, his efforts were not in vain. Soon, Fang Jinyu discovered which part he was in the Lingdu Secret Realm!
"Such a coincidence?"
Fang Jinyu was slightly excited because he was now near where Su Yier, the female lead, couldn't obtain the one treasure out of the three from the Lingdu Secret Realm.
Without any hesitation, Fang Jinyu quickly followed the clues in his memory.
Since he could fly, it was naturally more accessible for him to search around.
Thus, after an hour, Fang Jinyu found a peculiar pool.
"It should be here!"
Fang Jinyu waved his hand toward the pond and cast a stream of inner energy. However, it didn't cause a splash, and his magic power disappeared.
Fang Jinyu immediately flew in.
The pool was indeed an illusion. After Fang Jinyu passed through it, he came to a dilapidated temple. The temple was empty, but a striking stone orb was in the center.
It was because it had a similar aura to a Core Formation stage cultivator.
"A magic treasure!"
Fang Jinyu quickly stepped forward and raised his hand to use his inner energy. Soon, the stone orb fell into his hand. However, when he tried to use his inner energy to activate it, the stone orb didn't move at all. Instead, it even rejected his inner energy.
"This is a magic treasure formed by the heavens and earth. It doesn't reject me, but since I haven't refined it, I can't activate it. Hence, it is just like an ornament, but it will cause me trouble."
Fang Jinyu was well aware of the details of the magic treasure.
Fang Jinyu immediately raised his hand and cast a spell. As he chanted, he reduced half of his inner energy. However, the stone orb also concealed its aura and hid inside Fang Jinyu's body.
The stone orb hidden inside Fang Jinyu's body wasn't because he had refined it. It was because he had agreed with the magic treasure that if he couldn't refine it within three years, the stone orb could leave on its own.