The phantom looked up, calmly staring at the giant face. “I came here for other matters. I have no intention of fighting with you.”
The giant face fell silent. Then, it vanished within the waterfall of thunder. As it did, the massive amount of lightning diverged along with it.
The phantom was able to force away the incarnation of the Infinite Realm’s rules. Only an unsurpassed mighty being could accomplish this.
And in the Land of Divinity and Demons, the only ones with the qualifications to be referred to as mighty beings were those at the Calamity Immortal realm!
Wenren Dongyue’s eyes flashed and he fell to his knees. “Lucid Nether Domain disciple Wenren Dongyue greets Nineheaven Mirrormoon Palace’s Great Elder Purple Moon.”
In the back, many Immortal Sect disciples were frightened and quickly fell to their knees. For many years the title of Nineheaven Mirrormoon Palace’s Palace Master had been empty, so this Great Elder was currently the most honored person there was in that faction. Even in their eyes, this was an unattainable existence.
Ning Ling revealed an excited look, “Disciple greets honorable master!”
Wenren Dongyue’s expression changed. Ning Ling had also paid obeisance to Great Elder Purple Moon…in other words, as long as there was no accident, Ning Ling would absolutely become the supreme ruler of Nineheaven Mirrormoon Palace in the future!
Great Elder Purple Moon looked like a noblewoman in her thirties. Even though her face was blurry, once could still feel her sense of charm and elegance. Her warm gaze fell on Ning Ling, “I understand everything that has happened. The reason I sent my projection here today is to help you.”
Ning Ling was incomparably surprised and happy. “Thank you honorable master!”
Great Elder Purple Moon waved her hand. “Wenren Dongyue, during this venture into the Infinite Realm, you did not fulfill the expectations of the Immortal Sect. After returning you will be punished. Rise.”
Wenren Dongyue had a respectful expression, “Yes.”
At this time, Great Elder Purple Moon looked towards Qin Yu. His body stiffened and a look of struggling crossed his face.
The strength in her gaze was ineffable. It was ethereal and faint yet contained the weight of a million mountains. It was like this gaze could see through all the secrets of a person, inside and out.
It was just a single glance that lasted for a brief flash in time, but to Qin Yu’s senses, it was unimaginably long. When those eyes turned back, Qin Yu gasped for breath and his robes were soaked in a cold sweat.
This was the might of the Calamity Immortal realm. Just a phantom alone possessed unimaginable strength!
“Honorable master!” Ning Ling worriedly said.
Great Elder Purple Moon smiled. “Indeed, daughters always look outside the home. Nothing has really happened and yet you’ve started turning towards your little man.”
Ning Ling blushed red but she felt even more anticipation in her heart. Her teacher didn’t seem to reject Qin Yu. If her master was willing to help, then perhaps this situation might find a favorable turn.
Great Elder Purple Moon hesitated for a moment and then said, “My Nineheaven Mirrormoon Palace has a secret art called the Primordial Singular Energy Art. If you manage to master this cultivation method, you can freely transform the strength within your body. The Demonic Path has their Undying True Demon Body, but my Immortal Sect also as the Ancient Chaos Body, a physique no weaker at all. As long as you can reach large success of the Primordial Singular Energy Art you will naturally be able to transform your True Demon Body into the Chaos Body. Qin Yu, the Primordial Singular Energy Art contains profound mysteries, is extremely difficult to cultivate, and also has many hidden risks. Do you dare to cultivate it?”
The last question came as a shout. It cracked through the mind like rumbling thunder. Only by doing his best was Qin Yu able to remain conscious. He bowed and respectfully said, “I am willing to try!”
Great Elder Purple Moon revealed a look of appreciation. “Your soul cultivation isn’t weak and your willpower can be considered tenacious. Your chances of cultivating the Primordial Singular Energy Art are much higher than normal.” With a flick of her sleeves, a light covered Qin Yu and the other Immortal Sect disciples. Then, they all disappeared.
The seven-colored kaleidoscope of colors appeared around them once more. But an invisible strength shrouded everyone, so that they didn’t feel any tearing or jolting from the space transmission.
Soon, light appeared in front of them. When Qin Yu opened his eyes, he discovered that he and the Immortal Sect people had appeared near a transmission array. The array formation was already activated and several cultivators releasing tyrannical auras wearing the clothes of the Immortal Sect were keeping up its revolution. The one leading them was particularly formidable; he was a Blue Sea master.
“Great Elder Purple Moon has passed down orders. Once you arrive, return directly to the Immortal Sect and do not linger outside.” The leader flicked his sleeves, covering the array formation in light and causing a channel to form. “Now go.”
Ning Ling stepped to Qin Yu’s side and held his hand. Although she didn’t speak, there was joy in her expression.
Qin Yu hesitated for a moment but eventually didn’t say anything. He smiled and held her hand.
Wenren Dongyue had no expression. He lightly said, “Let’s go.”
Soon, everyone stepped into the transmission array. There was a fierce flash of light and then everyone vanished once more.
After crossing through several spatial transmissions, they finally exited the last one and arrived at the Immortal Sect.
Qin Yu took a deep breath, feeling the inconceivably rich heaven and earth spiritual strength all around him. His eyes shook; it was no wonder there were countless powerhouses in the Immortal Sect. If one cultivated in this sort of environment, even someone that had minor talent would have considerable achievements.
Ning Ling could see the surprise on his face. She quietly said, “Qin Yu, this is a transmission array in a heaven-step region. Only Elders and direct disciples can live here.”
Qin Yu came to a sudden realization. So, only a small number of people were able to live here. Thinking about it, this made sense. Even if the Immortal Sect had countless resources, it was impossible for them to divide them equally amongst their many disciples.
Ning Ling pulled Qin Yu away from the transmission array. “Senior-apprentice brother Wenren, I am feeling tired. I will bring Qin Yu back to rest first. Farewell.” With that, the two of them quickly walked away.
A strange expression flashed across Wenren Dongyue’s face. He took a deep breath, turned, and flew away.
Within the Immortal Sect, Ning Ling possessed an extremely high status. Her dwelling was actually a considerably large mountain peak with several protective array formations surrounding it. With halos of light layering atop of each other, it was clear that the defenses here were extremely strong.
“Some time ago I did obeisance to teacher and I was assigned this dwelling. This is actually the first time I’ve come here.” Ning Ling took out a token and swung it towards the mountain peak. The light of the array formations immediately opened up. She smiled and said, “Let’s go.”
Qin Yu smiled. “Alright.”
The two flew towards the mountain peak. Here, the heaven and earth spiritual strength was even richer than outside, so much so that it condensed into a fog that floated in the air. This place was truly the image of an immortal paradise.
A group of maids flew by. Looking at their appearance, it seemed as if they had been picking spirit fruits from the mountain. When they saw Ning Ling and Qin Yu they were given a fright but quickly composed themselves. They bowed, saying, “Servant greets the mountain master.”
Ning Ling waved her hand. “You may go about your business.”
“Yes.” The maids flew away. But, they glanced at Ning Ling and Qin Yu holding hands from the side of their eyes and a strange look appeared on their faces.
After they left, Ning Ling finally revealed a faint blush. Qin Yu laughed, “I really thought you weren’t shy at all.”
Ning Ling glared at him. Though she hesitated a bit, she didn’t take away her hand. The two of them followed the guidance of the token and soon arrived at the dwelling.
Deep within the palace, Ning Ling ordered all maids and guards to draw back. She brought Qin Yu into a chamber and with a flick of her sleeves put down several strange stones. As they fell into position around the chamber, they completely isolated out all senses.
“Very good, no one should be able to hear us now.”
Qin Yu thought for a moment and took out the Ninth Province Furnace. He smiled and little and said, “It’s not that I don’t trust you, but it's best to be a bit more careful right now.”
Ning Ling nodded. “I understand.” She said, “Qin Yu, aren’t you worried that teacher has some other thoughts towards you?”
Qin Yu didn’t deny it. “I indeed can’t fully believe her.”
Ning Ling worriedly said, “Then why did you still come here...if…you won’t have any way to escape!”
Qin Yu smiled. “This is my best chance to be together with you. Even if there are dangers, I have to try it.”
Ning Ling’s heart warmed. She contemplated for a moment and then said, “I believe that teacher understands my feelings towards you. Because of my bloodline, teacher also holds me in high regard; I don’t think she will do anything to you…but like you say, it’s best if we are a bit more careful right now. I will try to clarify everything about the Primordial Singular Energy Art as soon as possible.”
Qin Yu nodded. “Then I’ll have to bother senior-apprentice sister.”
Looking at his serious expression, Ning Ling couldn’t help but roll her eyes at him. Her petty expression caused Qin Yu to straighten himself.
The chamber was quiet and peaceful; one could only hear the breathing of the two people. There was suddenly a much warmer taste in the air. Qin Yu licked the corners of his lips, as if he were ready to do something.
Ning Ling’s face turned increasingly red. She lowered her head. As she felt Qin Yu’s gaze become increasingly hot, she began to stiffen.
Just as Qin Yu dryly coughed and was about to do something, a transmission jade slip flew into the chamber but was blocked by the enchantments they laid down.
Ning Ling hurriedly stood up. Raising her hand she received the jade slip. After scanning it with her divine sense, she said, “Teacher is calling me.” She looked up to see Qin Yu reveal a look of disappointment. Her heart skipped a beat and she began to stutter. “I…I’ll be back…”
With that, she left, as if she were fleeing the chamber.
Qin Yu rubbed his nose, a bitter smile crossing his lips. This Great Elder Purple Moon really knew how to choose the time! Could it be that she felt them isolating out their aura, so she decided to summon Ning Ling because she didn’t feel at ease? All sorts of random thoughts mixed up in his mind and his heart filled with resentment.
Qin Yu slapped his forehead. Now, he couldn’t even determine if he was safe or not but he actually had these kinds of thoughts? Could he have really gone bad over the years? Since when did he have such a lack of self-control!?
Taking a deep breath suppressing his fiery thoughts, Qin Yu’s complexion was gradually restored to normal. A sharp light flashed in his eyes. He would need to wait here and see what results Ning Ling came back with.
Flying away from the mountain peak, it took a while before Ning Ling’s blush went away. But, there was still a hint of shyness lingering in her eyes.
Qin Yu…he actually…had such thoughts…
But just thinking about it caused her body to heat up. Ning Ling restrained these thoughts and soared directly to Great Elder Purple Moon’s residence. Soon she saw a massive mountain, one so large that it seemed to support the heavens. Ning Ling took out her status token and waved it. A beam of light shone out from the mountain’s array formations and drew her in.
The scenery changed. When Ning Ling landed on the ground, a great hall appeared in front of her. Purple Moon was gently leaning back against a soft white bed, a smile on her lips.
“Ning Ling, let’s talk.”
“Yes, teacher.” Ning Ling took several steps forward and respectfully bowed. “Disciple thanks teacher for helping save Qin Yu today.”
Purple Moon smiled and shook her head. “I think that you aren’t fully at ease with teacher having helped?”
Ning Ling was silent for a moment. She looked up and said, “This disciple is indeed puzzled. I ask teacher to dispel my doubts.”
This was the same as acknowledging Purple Moon’s words.
The Great Elder revealed a helpless expression. “You, just because I adore you, you have become increasingly dissolute.” Then, she waved her hand, “It’s fine. If I don’t explain things to you, I fear you and your little man won’t have a night of good sleep.
“My disciple, you should be aware just how vital your bloodline is to my Nineheaven Mirrormoon Palace. The reason I helped Qin Yu is because I don’t want him to be the reason for you to falter in your cultivation. This is the complete reason.”
Ning Ling bowed. “This disciple shouldn’t be questioning honorable master’s graciousness, but Qin Yu is the person that I’ve decided on in my life. If something were to happen to him, I wouldn’t wish to continue living in this world. I ask that honorable master guarantee his safety in the Immortal Sect.”
Purple Moon furrowed her eyebrows. “Disciple, I can promise you that those within the Immortal Sect won’t try to do anything to him, but the Primordial Singular Energy Art is filled with dangers. If an accident were to happen to him, do you plan on dying together with him?”
Ning Ling looked up. “Yes!”
Purple Moon was silent for a long time. Then she forced a smile, “Good, good, it seems that I will need to prepare some things to help Qin Yu cultivate. This brat is extremely lucky. He actually managed to have my disciple be so dead set on him!”
Then, she changed the topic. Purple Moon seemed to carelessly say, “My good disciple, the Primordial Singular Energy Art requires a pure yang body to cultivate. I see that Qin Yu has yet to lose his primal yang. If you plan on being together alone, you must make sure you keep your relationship separate for now, otherwise you will endanger his life.”
Ning Ling flushed red. “Teacher…what nonsense are you speaking…if there isn’t anything else, this disciple will excuse herself!”
Purple Moon smiled happily and waved her hand. “Go, go, remember to cultivate well so that you can inherit the orthodoxy of my Nineheaven Mirrormoon Palace.”
Ning Ling bowed and stepped away. After she left the palace doors, Purple Moon’s smile gradually faded until there was nothing left but an icy coldness. When she had mentioned the primal yang, she could see Ning Ling’s flustered panic; that didn’t escape her eyes. It seemed that just now there was something happening between her and Qin Yu. Luckily, she had managed to interrupt them so that a catastrophe didn’t happen.
“You dare to encroach upon the future master of my Nineheaven Mirrormoon Palace, Qin Yu, how brave of you! I originally thought of giving you a slim chance to survive, but now it seems I cannot allow you to live!”