Of course, Shi Yan knew that Bing Qiang and Bing Wei were flying behind him, but he didn't care because he was too lazy to care.
He was flying over the long range of the snow mountains in the Bitter Cold Land at a moderate speed. Three days later, he finally left the snowcapped mountains behind, and a majestic, ice rock city appeared in front of his eyes.
That city was built of rigid ice, just like a ghost hatchet or the work of God. It looked majestically magnificent. Under the sunlight, the whole city was sparkling with a dazzling icy light, as if it were a dreamy, crystal city that overwhelmed people.
Ice Emperor City, one of the seven cities of the Fighting Union.
As he got closer to the Ice Emperor City, he found that the number of warriors operating around was increasing. There were many Nirvana Realm and Sky Realm warriors walking outside the city. They were riding on the snow beasts or flying devices made of ice, which had Profound Qi crystals or demon crystals inlaid to provide energy.
Shi Yan opened his Soul Consciousness to sense when he was still outside the city. He found a strange cold Qi inside the wall of the city, creating a cold air shield which kept the Ice Emperor City cold. Immense cold Qi wandered in the air without dispersing.
Such a big city like this was surrounded by the cold air barrier, that kept the temperature inside the city no higher than the snow mountain.
Warriors who didn’t cultivate ice cold technique would find it quite uncomfortable on entering the Ice Emperor City, as they couldn't adapt well to the weather.
Warriors specialized in fire class would have the most uncomfortable experience visiting the Ice Emperor City. If they stayed there for a long time, their cultivation base wouldn't thrive, and they wouldn’t be able to break through their realms.
As the two sisters saw the Ice Emperor City, they breathed out in relief, loosening their tense nerves.
They exchanged looks, then sped up their low pace.
Soon, they came to Shi Yan. Bing Qiang frowned while looking at him, "We’re about to enter the city. If you don’t mind, we will host you and take you to see the attractions in the city. What do you say?"
"No need. I’m going to cross this city. I won’t stay for long." Shi Yan denied her offer with a desolate visage. He nodded at her and then accelerated towards the city’s gate.
"He doesn't know how to appreciate kindness." Bing Wei harrumphed, throwing a glance at his back while panting in rage. "You never talk much to strangers. This guy isn’t tactful, not giving us face at all. I think such a freak like him will hardly live in peace in our Divine Great Land, even if he has a tremendous, strange strength."
"This man isn’t ordinary." Bing Qiang’s face was solemn, as light flared from her eyes. "If he really comes from the Endless Sea, we shouldn’t look down on him. The opening time of Dark Magnetic Noxious Mist passed one year ago. You know, after the opening time gets over, that place will become five times more dangerous. Let alone the fact that he's just a Sky Realm warrior, even a Spirit Realm warrior can’t get out intact if he isn’t familiar with the situation in the Dark Magnetic Noxious Mist. Moreover, he has the Devouring Gold Silkworm of the Ning family. I think you’ve heard that Ning Ze and his group couldn't get out alive from the Dark Magnetic Noxious Mist even though they were strong. And now that guy has the Devouring Gold Silkworm. I think you know what it means."
Hearing her sister say so, Bing Wei was a bit surprised. "But his realm isn’t so high. How could he cross the closing Dark Magnetic Noxious Mist and take the Devouring Gold Silkworm of the Ning family?"
"That’s why I said this guy’s mysterious." Bing Qiang frowned and snorted, "Do you really think that I invited him because I appreciated his deed of saving us? I just wanted to probe and see who this man is."
"Ah," Bing Wei got it and was slightly startled, "Too bad he didn't care about us at all. Your scheme was wasted, sister."
"Oh yeah, forget him. We should get into the city first and then tell mother about the previous experience."
After that, Bing Qiang and her sister Bing Wei went into the City. The guards at the gate greeted them with respectful faces.
Handing them a medium quality Qi crystal, Shi Yan got his entry to the city. Observing the ice structures along the way, he thought he was lost in a dreamy crystal kingdom. He really liked the beautiful scenes here.
Shi Yan took a breath of cold air, strolling on the road. His eyes sparkled while he was observing the situation in the Ice Emperor City.
There were many warriors in the Ice Emperor City, and most of them were cultivating techniques with cold attributes. He could recognize this from the features of their bodies and their aura.
The warriors in the city had different realms. Disaster Realm, Earth Realm, Nirvana Realm and Sky Realm. They were everywhere. Sometimes, Shi Yan could even sense hidden cold aura in some corners. This aura felt was like it was merged with the cold air of the city.
They should be Spirit Realm warriors. Warriors at this realm could blend themselves together with nature, as their aura would be the same as the surrounding ambiance. With just a thought, they could stir a change in heaven and earth. In this realm, they were good at using the powers of nature. In their Sea of Consciousness, they even could project everything happening around them, as if they had the eyes of God.
In Ice Emperor City, there were shops selling stuff to warriors, including cultivating materials, essence Qi jade, spirit herbs or fruits, many kinds of hard metals, and different types of pellets that could draw cold air.
Besides the shops, Ice Emperor City had many strange training courts. Some courts had much higher gravity levels than normal, while the others had thick ice chambers, flaming rooms, or walls decorated with martial technique scriptures.
These training courts were built with special methods to meet the needs of warriors who cultivated special techniques. For instance, the ice chambers always maintained a low temperature for warriors with ice class cultivation. They would choose a suitable place and practice their cold attribute techniques. This environment would help them condense the pure cold Qi, using the cold air as their big support.
The gravity courts divided into different grades. Some had the ten times greater gravity, while the others had twenty times or even a hundred times greater level. When warrior cultivated in this sort of a training court under the extreme gravity, their body’s endurance capacity would be enhanced dozen of times. The more load they could bear, the more arduous it was to train in this court, and the bigger benefit they could harvest in the end.
The number of the training courts was more than the number of the shops here. Of course, if they wanted to have a slot to cultivate there, they had to pay with essence Qi crystals.
After taking one round around the city, he found that they had a trihedral ice crystal in front of the main gate. This was the symbol of the Ice Emperor City. This symbol indicated that all training courts belonged to the Ice Emperor City, part of properties of the City Master.
When Shi Yan was still in the Quiet Cloud and the Endless Sea, these two gathering points didn’t lack trading places for warriors, but it was rare to see the facilities like what he was observing in Ice Emperor City, with different attributes training courts for warriors. After taking a tour around the city, Shi Yan felt quite surprised.
Then, Shi Yan came to a place with the same symbol of the City Master’s properties. It was a heavy-gravity training yard. Looking at the chambers with a sharp, pointy shape, he suddenly wanted to try the gravity training court.
Since his Petrification Martial Spirit had mutated, the weight of his body had increased sharply. He seldom paid attention to the change of the Petrification Martial Spirit, as he didn’t train it much. In his mind, this special martial spirit had reached its peak already, and it should be tough to have another breakthrough.
However, when he knew that these chambers had ten or even dozens of times heavier gravity setting, he suddenly had a thought.
Perhaps, this kind of gravitational chamber could help test the strange situation of his body.
"Are you a warrior from outside? You look strange, eh? Want to cultivate in the gravitational chambers?" When he got through the door, he saw a hefty, dark-skinned man who was around two meters tall. That man was standing in front of a 30x gravitational room. The stranger smiled at him and asked amicably.
This burly man had the Nirvana Realm cultivation base. His look was rough, with a double-bladed silver axe that was around three meters large on his back. However, this man had a simple-minded appearance.
Standing next to him was a female warrior around thirty years old, also having the Nirvana Realm cultivation base. She had a wheatish skin tone, and wore silver leather armor. This woman was about 1.8 meters tall. Her face was not pretty, however, she had a beautiful build with no fat on her tummy. She was long-limbed, and with a hot body.
It seemed that these two came here to whet their cultivation. An imposing aura expanded from them. They obviously had a life full of bloody battles.
"Yeah, I just came to the Ice Emperor City, so I want to practice a bit in the gravitational chamber." Shi Yan nodded to the two of them, his manners neither cold nor friendly.
The gravitational chambers divided into ten big courts. Each court was around one thousand square meters in size. From left to right, there was a pattern of one to ten mountains carved on the doors of the rooms respectively.
The leftmost gravitational room had a small mountain carved on the door. This meant that when warriors entered this place, it would be like they were carrying a small mountain on their back when they had to endure the gravity that was ten times greater.
The rightmost door had ten small mountains, which meant they would experience the load equal to ten mountains on their shoulders in that room. Warriors with low realms could hardly breath well in that room. In severe cases, the gravity would surely break their thigh bones.
A warrior of the Ice Emperor City guarded at the entrance of each chamber to collect the Qi crystals and classify the warriors’ levels.
For example, they wouldn’t allow the warriors under Disaster Realm to enter the room with seventy or eighty times heavier gravity. Even if they gave them many crystals, they would still shoo those warriors away.
At most, the Disaster Realm warriors could only cultivate arduously in the 60x gravitational room. This was their upper limit. If they tried the 70x gravitational room, not long afterward, even their lives would be in danger. As the owner had considered their well-being, these facilities had clear rules about it.