A blood red beam of light shot out from the depths of the earth. Without stopping, it continued racing far away.
In the next moment, there was a deep thunderous explosion beneath the ground. The air shivered and the dreadful fluctuations swept outwards.
The entire earth blew open and a terrifying strength sent endless mud and stone into the air. Wild shockwaves blew out with astonishing speed, soon catching up.
Qin Yu flicked his sleeves and the Five Element Swords rapidly swirled around him. White, black, blue, red, yellow – five colors wove together into a vortex, breaking apart the waves of mud and stone. But, the invisible strength surging forth couldn’t be blocked by the Five Element Swords and it directly hit Qin Yu’s body.
With a stuffy cough, Qin Yu’s face paled. But, he didn’t stop. He continued flying forwards until he escaped the range of the explosion.
He landed on the ground, staggering as he balanced himself. He turned around. The several hundred miles around the Land of Sealed Demons had turned into a horrifying crater. One could imagine that as time passed and water gathered here from the rain, this crater would eventually evolve into a giant lake.
You Qi anxiously said, “Qin Yu, how are you?” She wanted to turn around but was stopped by him.
“Just let me take a look! Are you afraid that I’m going to take advantage of you or something!?”
Although her words were a bit vulgar, her eyes were actually firm. Qin Yu furrowed his eyebrows. He let her go and turned around.
His black robes were fine, but it seemed as if they were soaked in something and were sticking to his body.
You Qi bit her lips. She carefully untied his robes and slowly pulled them off.
Qin Yu flinched!
You Qi’s eyes widened. She watched as the black robes slowly peeled off from the skin. Qin Yu’s back was covered in blood!
The flesh and blood around the wounds lingered with black energy. The faint aura of the curse caused one’s soul to shiver.
“Qin Yu!” You Qi revealed a panicked look. “This is the Land of Sealed Demons’ curse aura! You’ve been contaminated with the curse aura!”
Qin Yu put his black robes back on. “I’ll be fine.”
“How is this fine? This is the Land of Sealed Demons’ curse. You don’t understand it at all. Once you are contaminated, it…” You Qi started to speak, but hesitated. An anxious look crossed her eyes.
Qin Yu’s gaze softened. He lightly said, “I once crossed tribulation in the Land of Sealed Demons.”
These words came from nowhere. You Qi was startled for a moment before her eyes brightened.
Because of the existence of the curse’s strength within the Land of Sealed Demons, it was rejected and abhorred by the world. Heavenly tribulation that descended here would be ten times more powerful than usual. If Qin Yu was able to survive unscathed, he undoubtedly had some card in hand.
If he said this, then could it be…this card of his could also suppress the strength of the curse!
You Qi seriously looked at him. As she saw Qin Yu’s calmness, she finally realized. Then, she became aware of how flustered she was and her face flushed red. She coldly snorted, “I didn’t expect for you to have such skills!”
This woman, she was so worried just now and in the blink of an eye she became equally as arrogant.
Qin Yu shook his head. He ignored her and turned, walking away.
You Qi called out several times. Seeing that he didn’t turn around, she was immediately angered. “Qin Yu, don’t forget that in killing the Demon Monarch and killing Heavenseek Demon, I was the one who helped you. Don’t be an ungrateful bastard!”
She chased him to catch up and continued to ruthlessly threaten him a few more times, informing him again and again that he must never forget the limitless benevolence of Miss You Qi, and to make sure to repay her in the future even if he had to offer up his own life. She glared at Qin Yu a few more times and then said, “You must have felt the strength of the curse. Why didn’t you use space transmission to run away? I know you can do it.”
Qin Yu casually responded. “I was holding onto you. You were too heavy.”
You Qi clenched her teeth. “You could have tossed me to the side!”
“I panicked for a moment, so I forgot to.”
You Qi stamped her feet in anger. But as she looked at Qin Yu’s back, she couldn’t help but reveal a happy smile from the corners of her lips.
Young man, it looks like you really care about me in your heart!
Well, in consideration of you, this miss will be broadminded and generous. I won’t lower myself to your level.
At the very bottom of the Land of Sealed Demons where the crater had formed, a gray stone flashed with a dim light before quieting down.
Underground water surged out, quickly submerging it.
Immortal Eclipse Valley –
Qin Yu sat down cross-legged. On his naked back, the horrifying wound caused by the mark of the curse was rapidly regenerating and vanished.
Faint traces of ash gray energy gathered towards the index finger of his right hand. It caused the surface of his finger to become more crystalline, a bit more pure and refined.
Qin Yu lifted his hand. As he looked at his especially beautiful finger, he wryly smiled. Who would expect that this finger actually contained such a violent and horrifying poison?
No, it was no longer purely poison. After mixing in the strength of the curse, there was a clear change to the poison and now it was enhanced with a curse attribute.
Perhaps calling it a cursed fingertip would be more accurate.
He shook his head, suppressing these thoughts. Qin Yu pushed open the door and walked out. The radiant sunlight fell upon his body, warming him.
Ning Ling’s figure subconsciously appeared within Qin Yu’s mind. The idea that they would never see each other again from when they parted ways would soon be shattered.
Thinking of this, a happy smile subconsciously curved up his lips.
“Humph! What a blinding smile. Just who are you thinking of?” You Qi coldly snorted, suddenly appearing with Gu Ling’er in tow.
Qin Yu smiled, ignoring her provocation. “Ling’er, You Qi should have already told you.”
Gu Ling’er’s eyes reddened. She squeezed out a smile. “Mm…Big Sister You Qi has already told me. Big brother, don’t worry and go. I will stay here and cultivate diligently!”
There were some words she couldn’t say. Only by working hard and cultivating with all her might would she grow powerful enough to have the chance to enter the Land of Divinity and Demons and see her Big Brother Qin Yu again.
Qin Yu smiled. “Ling’er is a good girl. I guarantee you that if I have a chance in the future, I will definitely bring you there.”
“Mm, I believe in big brother!”
You Qi sighed inwardly. My silly little Ling’er, not everyone has the qualifications to enter the Land of Divinity and Demons. Qin Yu was satisfactory enough; he cultivated the Demon Body and had an astonishing destiny. But, within the Land of Divinity and Demons, there were many people more outstanding than he was and there were as many as fish in the sea. Unless he could truly rise from the bottom and become a truly great figure, it would be incredibly difficult for him to see you again.
Qin Yu said some more words to Gu Ling’er, doing his best to comfort her. But, he could see that although she was trying to appear happy for him, she was actually hiding her sadness.
However, whether it was because of Ning Ling or because that was the road he needed to follow to reach the great dao, he definitely had to go to the Land of Divinity and Demons.
He asked You Qi to accompany her and then he turned and left.
Pill Crucible sighed. “Junior-apprentice brother, you’re leaving.”
Qin Yu cupped his hands together. “I am, senior-apprentice brother.”
Pill Crucible nodded. “To the current you, this world is indeed a bit too small and cramped. Go then, towards the Land of Divinity and Demons. That is the place where you can truly wander freely. This older brother of yours wishes for you to have a bright future 10,000 miles long, and I hope your cultivation can fearlessly tread forwards!”
Qin Yu smiled. “Thank you senior-apprentice brother! Your little brother here also believes that you will certainly break into Divine Soul. At that time, you and I can meet each other in the Land of Divinity and Demons!”
Pill Crucible laughed. “Okay!”
Qin Yu stood up. “There is also another matter that I will have to bother senior-apprentice brother with. I have no idea where the Demonic Path’s Myriad Demon Caves are hidden. I have a friend named Shan Wugu who was exiled there by the Demon Monarch. I hope that senior-apprentice brother can help me find the Myriad Demon Caves and save him.” With a flick of his sleeves, the Saint Furnace appeared, the one he had taken from the sea region. “This thing, I ask senior-apprentice brother to help me give this to him.”
Pill Crucible frowned. “The Myriad Demon Caves are a limitless space. Unless I break into Divine Soul, it would be difficult for me to rush through in a short period of time.”
Qin Yu thought for a moment. “Then after finding the Myriad Demon Caves, please toss this furnace in.”
Pill Crucible didn’t question further. “I will try to accomplish this as soon as possible.”
Qin Yu cupped his hands together. He expressed his gratitude, bid his farewells, and left.
Jiang Li had eyes full of praise. His face was bright with admiration and gratification. “To successfully cultivate the Five Element Swords, Qin Yu, you are the number one sword cultivator in this world. There is no longer anything that I can teach you. Though we are parting, I hope that you can carry my sword dao forwards and truly share its glory with the world, becoming a sword grandmaster of your generation.”
To be a sword dao grandmaster was to be the champion of all sword cultivators in the world. But, if he was referring to the Land of Divinity and Demons, this was a nearly unattainable hope. If it were known by the cultivators of the Land of Divinity and Demons that someone from this land of exiles wanted to become a sword dao grandmaster, they would likely laugh so hard their stomachs would hurt.
Qin Yu had an earnest expression. He cupped his hands together. “Senior Jiang, please rest assured that I will do my best to accomplish this goal.” In the past, the unreachable Nascent Soul realm had been reached. So what about being a sword dao grandmaster? He might be able to do it!
Jiang Li smiled in satisfaction. Though he praised inwardly, he also felt a bit dispirited. In his life, reaching his current realm was already his limit. To those like Jiang Li who loved the sword, who were infatuated with the sword, who offered their lives to the sword, this was the greatest pain and torment. Luckily, his faith in the sword was passed down to Qin Yu. Qin Yu would step into the Land of Divinity and Demons and chase constantly towards the peak of swordsmanship!
Daoist Wang curled his lips. Though he intentionally maintained a calm expression, he couldn’t help the envy that flashed in his eyes. “The Land of Divinity and Demons cannot be compared to this world. Be careful in what you do and don’t be rampant, lest you lose your life.”
Qin Yu cupped his hands together. “Thank you for the advice, Senior Wang.” He continued to say, “Senior may not be my teacher, but there actually isn’t any difference. After parting today, I have no idea when we will next meet. So, please accept my bow.”
He bowed deeply.
A bit of emotion began to surge from the depths of Daoist Wang’s eyes. He quickly turned to hide his face and waved his hand, “Go, hurry and go, isn’t that just the Land of Divinity and Demons? This old man might be able to visit in the future!”
The next day, without anyone seeing them off, Qin Yu and You Qi quietly left Immortal Eclipse Valley.
Gu Ling’er hid in her room, sobbing and crying. But, a look of determination filled her reddened eyes.
With wind blowing past his face, Qin Yu silently led the way. You Qi knew that his mood was inevitably down, so she followed him quietly.
Suddenly, Qin Yu said, “You Qi, do you know of the Gold Noble Family?”
You Qi revealed a bit of dread. “A little. Why?”
“When I was in the Gold Noble Family, I had a friend. She recently went to the Land of Divinity and Demons.” Qin Yu turned around. “I almost forgot, but you actually know her. Her name is Ning Ling.” He lightly smiled before continuing, “She is still alive.”
You Qi coldly sneered.
Qin Yu glanced at her. He knew that You Qi and Ning Ling didn’t mix well together, and in fact You Qi had tried to kill her before. But these things were part of the past, so he didn’t want to investigate them. He directly said, “I want to ask you, in the Land of Divinity and Demons, how strong is the Immortal Sect?”
You Qi frowned. “Immortal Sect!” She looked at Qin Yu, a thoughtful look on her face. “No wonder you could smoothly break into Nascent Soul. So it was her…”
She took a deep breath and said, “Qin Yu, if Ning Ling went to the Immortal Sect, I have to severely warn you not to try approaching her again, otherwise you will definitely die.”
Qin Yu had a faint expression.
You Qi sneered. “Do you think I would bother lying to you? The Immortal Sect stands on par with the Demonic Path. In the Land of Divinity and Demons, they are existences that step upon the highest heavens. They have thousands and millions of subordinates, and their spheres of influence are nearly limitless. They control dynasties and can create wind and rain with a flip of their hands. Their strength is far more formidable than what you can imagine. Let alone now when you are only at the Nascent Soul realm, even if you reach the Divine Soul realm or become a master at the Blue Sea realm, you will still be nothing but an ant before the Immortal Sect. And, you are also someone of my Demonic Path. Immortals and demons have been in conflict for endless years. Now that Ning Ling has entered the Immortal Sect, that means you are in two different worlds.”
Above the Nascent Soul, when one’s soul awakened and touched upon the rules of the world, that was the Divine Soul realm.
A step above Divine Soul was the Blue Sea realm. They could control the power of heaven and earth spiritual energy, and by just raising their hands they could control strength as vast and timeless as the blue sea.
If even those at the Blue Sea realm were considered ants, then the strength of the Immortal Sect was truly terrifying!
Qin Yu had a dignified expression. But, there was no fear in his eyes, only a calm tranquility.
You Qi clenched her teeth. “Don’t pick a suicidal path!”
Qin Yu let out a light breath. “Don’t worry, I am very patient. I can wait.”
You Qi taunted, “Do you want to become someone who suppresses the Immortal Path? Otherwise, if you don’t, you can’t do anything even if you wait 10,000 years!”
Qin Yu was silent for a moment. Then he asked, “Why can’t I?”
You Qi was stunned. It was only after a long time that she regained her wits. She wanted to say something but found herself grasping for words, her mind blank.
This fellow, he really dared to say that!
The Land of Divinity and Demons was incomparably vast. There were over a dozen nations with thousands and tens of thousands of sects and families all vying for influence. Amongst these groups were innumerable people with dreadful destinies and skills.
Of these people, which one wasn’t a proud son of heaven? Still, even the most outstanding and talented one of these people still wouldn’t dare to say that they would become a character in the future who would suppress the Immortal Path.
Qin Yu…the ignorant really were fearless!
You Qi sighed even as she glared at him with disdain. Even so, when she glanced at him from the side and saw his calm demeanor, she still couldn’t help but ask a question deep in her heart…what if he succeeded?
Peh peh peh, how could this be possible? I must be going insane!
Three days later, Qin Yu and You Qi both appeared in a vast underground chamber. The architecture of this place was extremely ancient; it was unknown how long it had existed for.
In the underground chamber, there was a massive transmission array. Even with Qin Yu’s current cultivation, he still couldn’t understand it in the least. It could be seen from this how mystical its construction and secrets were.
After You Qi finished setting it up, there was a light cry and the array formation began to slowly revolve. A rich divine light shined out, illuminating the entire underground chamber. Her complexion paled and her eyes turned a bit scattered. The cost of filling up the transmission array had completely drained her dry. She clenched her teeth and said, “Let’s go in!”
Qin Yu didn’t glance at her. He took a deep breath and stepped into the transmission array.
The Land of Divinity and Demons, Immortal Sect…I’m coming!
Thick divine light exploded, bouncing through the walls of the underground chamber and reflecting back. Space violently twisted and the figures of the two people vanished from the array formation.