As Mo Wuji’s storage bag was close to full, he suddenly discovered an extremely clear spirit stone. This spirit stone did not undergo any sort of processing, but it had a perfect hexagonal shape, which was simply unbelievable.
Mo Wuji grabbed and held this thumbsized spirit stone in his hand, as compared to an Earth grade spirit stone, a richer and purer spiritual energy seeped into his palm. This feeling of purity seemed to encompass some cultivation dao, which made Mo Wuji feel as though he could easily advance to Spirit Building Stage Level 2 with this stone alone.
Was this a Heaven grade spirit stone? Mo Wuji was sure that this was a Heaven grade spirit stone in his hands. He immediately retrieved a jade box and carefully placed the spirit stone inside before placing it in his storage bag.
Mo Wuji wasn’t very clear on the functions of a Heaven grade spirit stone but he was sure that using it to cultivate was a sinful waste of such a treasure. Mo Wuji started digging with greater fervour, however, he gave up on the idea after an hour. It seemed like there was only this one Heaven grade spirit stone here. There was no point in digging further.
What a pity. If no one else knew of this location, Mo Wuji would have truly wanted to cultivating here. This was definitely the most optimal place for cultivation.
As he recalled about the many days he spent cooped up here, Mo Wuji did not dare dawdle any further. He decided to change locations; when he had depleted his spirit stones, he could always return.
In whatever he did, Mo Wuji had a good mentality; he wasn’t greedy. If it was someone else, he would have continued to furiously dig after discovering the Heaven grade spirit stone. Mo Wuji was different; he believed that time was the most valuable thing. Instead of wasting his time digging here, he could spend his time searching for a place to cultivate. Of course, this was also due to his limited understanding towards the Heaven grade spirit stone.
As he slowly retreated out of the quarry, Mo Wuji walked to the entrance and slammed his Tian Ji Pole on the ground, borrowing the momentum to rush upwards. After advancing into the Spirit Building Stage, he had the ability to leap great distances.
“Dang!” The sound of metal clashing could be heard. Mo Wuji, who had already jumped out, jumped back down.
This definitely wasn’t the sound of the Tian Ji Pole hitting the sand and rock; his Tian Ji Pole seemed to have hit some sort of metal. As Mo Wuji descended, he discoered that the soil he was standing on was rather fresh; it seemed as though it had been dug out and recovered.
Mo Wuji immediately used his Tian Ji Pole to start digging, and in the next instant, a 3 meter wide black gold which resembled a sunflower was in front of him.
Even though Mo Wuji had never interacted with smithing materials, he knew that this thing definitely wasn’t simple.
In the desert thousands of miles from Mo Wuji, two man and one woman were currently examining a map.
“It doesn’t look like there’s anything here. Why did that booklet write that there are Dark Soul Crystals here?” The tall man said quizzically as he examined the map.
It was the girl who rebutted him, “I don’t think the manual is wrong. This place is rich in Yin energy, which is the optimal location for the Dark Soul Crystal to form. Moreover, the landmarks we passed along the way matched with what’s in the map, which proves that this map is real. Naturally, the treasures on the manual wouldn’t be wrong.”
“Hehe, you’re right. The map is real, and so is that manual. However, there’s something which surprises me, how did my thing end up in your hands?” A sudden chucke appeared beside the three of them. The three of them jolted back, only to discover that there were two others who had appeared beside them, one man and one woman.
The man had a mouth full of black teeth, and looked more wretched than a wretch. On the other hand, the woman’s entire head was covered in a black cloth, and only her two eyes could be seen.
“Who are you?” The thin man who wanted to forcefully rob Mo Wuji’s storage bag exclaimed. At the same time, he fetched his weapon.
“I’m an honest man…” The wretched looking black teethed man suddenly took a step forward and sent a slap flying towards the thin man. If Mo Wuji was here, he could easily recognise this black teethed man as Honest Qi.
The thin man clearly saw the slap coming, but he did not seem to be able to avoid it. He could only stare with shock in his eyes as the palm came descending down towards his skull.
“Pu!” Brain juice splattered. This man couldn’t even move an inch as he was slapped to death by the black teethed man. There was no reason, nor was there a fight.
“Senior, what is your reason for this?” The tall man immediately retreated and asked in a trembling voice.
They had no means of defending against the black teeth’s power. He did not even dare take out his weapon. At the same time, the female cultivator stood rooted to the ground, her face pale white and blank. What did such strong experts want with them?
Honest Qi snickered, “No reason. I want to ask you, how did that map and manual end up on you?”
The tall man finally understood why these two experts had come looking for them; so it was because of the map and the manual. He immediately placed the map and manual into Honest Qi’s hands, “Senior, a young man sold it to us at a high price. I didn’t know that you were looking for this. If I did, I wouldn’t have dared…”
Dared what? Dared to buy it? Or dared to keep it? Regardless, he came to understand why that fella kindly gave them the map and the manual. Turns out it wasn’t a blessing, but a curse.”
“Yi!” As Honest Yi flipped the manual open, he instantly cried out in surprise.
“What?” The silent, veiled woman walked over and asked softly.
Honest Qi turned to the first page of the manual and said, “The Solitary Dark Pill has been broken down. Ascendance of a Bookworm The part which has my will imprint was left behind in this manual.”
“What a solid fella, even this old lady misjudged him. I never expected that he was actually a Nihility God expert…” The veiled woman said seriously.
However, Honest Qi shook his head, “He might not necessarily be a Nihility God expert. In the Zhen Mo Continent, there are far too many cultivators who developed their spiritual will before the Nihility God Stage.”
“This isn’t the Zhen Mo Continent.” The woman grunted.
Honest Qi maintained his smile, “But there’s the Celestial Sunflower.”
The implied meaning behind his words was that the Celestial Sunflower was extremely rare in the Zhen Mo Continent, but it did not appear in small amounts here. His words also implied that the cultivators in the Lost Continent were worse than in the Zhen Mo Continent, but because of the appearances of such rare treasures, Mo Wuji could develop his spiritual will before reaching the Nihility God Stage.
As the woman heard the two words ‘Celestial Sunflower’, she immediately turned to stare at the tall cultivator and said in a cold tone, “Where did you hide the Celestial Sunflower Gold?”
“What’s a Celestial Sunflower Gold?” The tall man asked hesitantly.
Honest Qi chuckled and sent his palm over. The tall man felt as though the surrounding space had been locked in place, a sense of impending doom flooded his entire body.
He was truly wronged; up till now, he really did not know what was going on.
“Pa!” Honest Qi’s hand was blocked by the veiled woman. “Wait.”
The tall man’s entire body was drenched in sweat, like he had just taken a swim. He knew that he had just took a trip to the gates of Hell and back.
“You don’t know about this?” The woman flicked her hand and a black and white picture appeared in her hand.
The tall man saw what was on the image and said immediately, “I know this thing! Senior, we previously found a spirit stone quarry and discovered this within…”
“Where is is?” Honest Qi took a step forward, grabbed the tall man’s waist and lifted him up.
Even though Honest Qi picked him up from the waist, the man was so much taller than Honest Qi, and his two feet remained on the ground.
Embarrassedly, Honest Qi threw the tall man onto the ground.
“That thing is in the spirit stone quarry. I buried it in the soil.” The tall man said with a voice full of fear.
“Hurry and lead the way.” Honest Qi grunted.
Seeing that Honest Qi and that veiled woman did not continue their killing, the tall cultivator heaved a sigh of relief. If Honest Qi killed his last companion, he would not hesitate to commit suicide. After all, even after he guided the way, he would be killed in the end.
Now that Honest Qi had stopped killing, there was a bit of hope in his heart. Perhaps after acquiring that Celestial Sunflower thing from the spirit stone quarry, Honest Qi would not be bothered to kill them.
Half a day later, the tall man and his companion brought the Honest Qi pair to the quarry.
“This is it.” The tall man pointed.
“Go down.” Honest Qi snorted. He was different from Mo Wuji. Mo Wuji wasn’t used to using his spiritual will; when Honest Qi arrived, he immediately scanned the depths with his spiritual will. However, the scans were a little hazy towards the bottom.
The tall man examined some water grass and stopped suddenly.
“What is it?” The veiled woman asked coldly.
The tall man hurriedly said, “Two seniors, it seems like someone else has been here. When we left, this place…”
“Hurry and go down.” Honest Qi had a sense of foreboding. It was like the greatest treasure was about to end up in his hands but it suddenly grew wings and flew away.
“Yes.” The tall man did not dare hesitate. He pulled the water grass apart and immediately discovered that someone else had truly been here. Why was the entrance so much bigger? Showing an arrogant face, Qin Wushuang held He Yufei and stood on the roof of the Redwood Mansion like a lofty mountain. Tall and straight, his arrogance gave people a sense of peerlessness and awe.
“As for those visible and hidden sentries, no need to chase me. I only want the Redwood King to come talk to me!” Qin Wushuang spoke with a cold tone as if he was not standing on some King’s Mansion but on the street.
And he did not put those mighty warriors who concealed themselves all around in his eyes as if they were no more than clay figures. With He Yufei in his hand, he was not afraid of any threat from the Redwood King.
Although the Redwood King had gone to sleep again, he was also startled firsthand. He dressed in a layer of embroidered and exceptional clothing and rushed over quickly with a couple of his trusted aides.
From afar, he saw one person standing leisurely on the high roof. He held a person like a hawk with a little chick in its talons and showed off an unbridled arrogance that ignored all those mighty warriors in the mansion as if they were nothing.
“Who are you?” With a shout, the Redwood King approached closer.
However, since his son had fallen into the hands of the enemy, even the unbridled Redwood King refrained from shooting at the rat in fear of breaking the vases.
“So you are the Redwood King?” Qin Wushuang glared at the Redwood King before him.
“That’s me, who might you be?” While the Redwood King dealt with him, he also secretly made signs and motioned his subordinates to prepare their formation to capture this guy.
At the same time, he motioned his subordinate in secret to summon the four Stage Nine Elders.
Qin Wushuang smiled lightly: “Redwood King, if I were you, I would not put my hand behind my back to give off gestures. Firstly, it is not the slightest bit fitting for the temperament of a king. Secondly, you are pushing your son closer to the edge of death.”
Being an ambitious character, even the Redwood King could not help but tremble inwardly when he heard these words.
The fact was, among his three sons, his eldest son had become a disciple to an Upper Sky Realm warrior since a young age. Of course, he could not inherit his position in the secular world. His youngest son was full of energy and talented at martial arts. However, the third son did not have the maturity and the methods as a King yet.
And this second child, despite being young, he had the maturity, the cleverness, and the ruthless temperament. He could be vicious and venomous at the right time and also act with kindness to his subordinates without hesitation.
The combination of kindness to subordinates and power was the truth to being a King.
He Yufei also had a strong potential in martial arts. He had the potential to achieve what the current Redwood King had when he reached his age.
Thus, to his eldest and youngest son, the Redwood King bestowed more hope towards their martial arts training. He very much expected them to take over the Martial Saint Mountain.
All his plans were proceeding smoothly. The Flames In Mind However, a dark horse had appeared out of the blue and thoroughly disturbed his plans.
It was the reason why the Redwood King felt resentment when Qin Wushuang had won first place.
Of course, the Redwood King did not know the person before him was Qin Wushuang. Or else, no one would know how complicated his mood would become.
The Redwood King would be lying if he said he was not nervous.
After all, the enemy had his son, and he could not control his life and death.
“Redwood King…” Qin Wushuang’s voice sounded again, “I know you are stalling time and waiting for the so-called four Stage Nine Elders. However, don’t forget, I hold your son’s life in my hands. It’s a terrible problem that even one hundred Stage Nine Elders can not solve. Hahaha.”
Inwardly, the Redwood King was stunned. He could clearly see how terrifying this enemy was. He did not care about any of the mighty warriors from the mansion and did not put them in his eyes at all.
The enemy was definitely not an idiot since he could talk with such ease. Surely he had the strength and power. Besides, since he had Fei’Er, it was equivalent to holding a trump card.
“Mister, if you think you can blackmail me and haggle over price with one of my sons, then you have the wrong idea!” Inwardly, the Redwood King was extremely concerned. On the surface, he still spoke with a firm tone.
“Is that so? I heard that an evil beast does not devour their son! I would like to see if right now, I crushed your son to death with one of my palms, how would you feel?”
The Redwood King revealed a face as cold as frost and said taciturnly: “If that happened, I promise you will die without an intact body!”
Qin Wushuang laughed to the sky as if he had the best joke in the world.
After he stopped his laughter, Qin Wushuang finally said lightly: “Redwood King, if I want to kill someone, your few threatening words will not stop me.”
The Redwood King asked coldly: “Just what do you want, feel free to tell me so I can see what to do.”
“Good, that’s what I am talking about.”
Qin Wushuang sneered: “I will only ask you, are you the culprit behind those missing girls cases in the recent years on the Redwood Territory? A true man has the courage to accept the consequence of what he does. Redwood King, let me see how will you answer.”
The expression on Redwood King remained unchanged: “That’s right, I did it.”
He spoke with a carefree tone as if everything that had happened was inevitable and right: “They are my people at the Redwood Royal Territory. I control their life and death. Taking a few individuals, isn’t it like catching a few dogs? Why are you making it a big deal?”
Qin Wushuang’s face froze, catching a few people was like catching a few dogs?
So, you also thought of my sister as a dog?
When he thought there, his fury erupted, and he lifted He Yufei at once. He exerted some power in his five fingers and squeezed He Yufei’s whole body, causing He Yufei to tremble violently as both of his hands struggled powerlessly.
Qin Wushuang laughed madly: “Redwood King, your son is now my prisoner. I can also squeeze him to death quickly like squeezing a dog. Let me ask, how do you feel?”
Infuriated, the Redwood watched his son in such powerless situation as even his tongue was even squeezed out. If he continued to squeeze him like this, he would most likely die of suffocation in a moment.
“Stop!” The Redwood King growled and postured like a mad tiger as rich murderous intent shone out from his eyes. Apparently, he had accumulated hatred towards Qin Wushuang to the extreme.
Qin Wushuang pretended not to hear him and slapped on He Yufei’s face with his left hand.