Qin Yun walked along the dark corridor and began pondering. He asked, "Grandma Qiao, all these years, have you been able to successfully absorb the spiritual energy?"
Qiao Ruiwen replied, "Of course. I broke through the Martial Dao realm right here. It's weird but the spiritual energy seems to be special here."
Qin Yun had also sensed that the aura here was close to the level of inner Qi. Furthermore, it was extremely pure!
When he was in the Heaven's Punishment Tower, he could not absorb the spiritual energy from the outside world. He could absorb the spiritual energy here but his primordial spirit power could not seep out.
"The forbidden area needs a lot of energy to maintain a strong barrier, so there must be a large Qi Gathering Array that is used to gather the surrounding spiritual energy. I'm guessing that this Qi Gathering Array is connected to every tree outside."
Qin Yun did not make wild guesses because he could sense the essence of plants from the spiritual energy here.
Qiao Ruiwen wasn't proficient in spirit inscriptions. She asked, "Xiao Yun, you seem to know quite a bit about formations?"
Qin Yun smiled slightly. "Grandma Qiao, I'm a beginner level Inscription Master."
Qiao Ruiwen was surprised and asked excitedly, "Really? That's great! Maybe I can see the light of day again!"
"The Qi Gathering Great Formation has a huge flaw. When it supplies energy to the formation, a large amount of spiritual energy is poured into the underground palace."
Qin Yun said as he walked quickly. Witht Qiao Ruiwen leading the way, he came to the largest octagonal stone chamber. He said with a smile, "As I expected, the spiritual energy here is the thinnest! This is also the barrier's weakness! "
"Then what are the uses of the thirty-two square stone chambers and the seventy-two circular stone chambers?"
Qin Yun said, "Those stone rooms were made of gigantic bricks made of Spirit Stones. Spirit marks were carved outside! Thirty-two of the square stone rooms are quite large and each of them is engraved with a formation to gather spirit energy. The seventy-two round stone rooms are responsible for releasing the power of the formation and covering the entire underground palace. "
"The largest octagonal stone room has a balanced effect. It is used to balance the operation of the energy and the formation. As long as you destroy this place, you can break the formation."
Qiao Ruiwen shook her head and said, "I have attacked every stone room but it was useless. Not only is the stone building very sturdy, it can also absorb energy."
Qin Yun took out the Giant King Spirit Hammer and slammed it against the wall, using the Six Style Forging Dragon.
The strange thing was, when his hammer struck the wall, it did not produce any air waves or sound but enrgy was completely absorbed.
"That's it!" After seeing this, Qiao Ruiwen sighed, "No matter how much power you use, it will always be absorbed!"
Qin Yun sat on the ground and said, "The passageway I came down should also be sealed with a barrier. It looks like it's rather troublesome!"
Qiao Ruiwen said, "Xiao Yun, don't worry. We'll have time in the future! Since you are an Inscription Master, it is best that you learn my soul refining technique!"
"Grandma Qiao, are you really going to teach me the soul refining technique?" Qin Yun stood up abruptly with a look of pleasant surprise.
Qiao Ruiwen smiled and caressed his head. "Of course, I have no descendants but you are a very good child and an Inscription Master, so you are the best candidate and this grandma will teach you right now!"
Qin Yun asked with a look of curiosity, "Grandma, who taught you your Soul Refining technique? Is this really Demonic Art?"
"My soul refining skills were left behind by Martial King Lan Xiao. I accidentally obtained it. How could this be an evil technique?" Qiao Ruiwen smiled.
"Grandma, I'm sure you haven't had anything good to eat here in a long time. I have food here!" When Qin Yun thought of the incident, he immediately took out many fresh fruits, various food and demon beast meat.
Although Qiao Ruiwen had lived for hundreds of years, she was still very energetic. She looked like she was in her fifties or sixties. However, her white hair and white eyebrows made her look very old. And because there was nothing here, she was very lonely and looked even older.
"Thank you, Xiao Yun!" Qiao Ruiwen was very happy. As she ate, she kept smiling.
Qin Yun had suffered injuries because of the struggle for power. He had the same experience as Qiao Ruiwen. This was also the reason why they were able to acknowledge each other so quickly.
While eating, Qiao Ruiwen began to teach the soul refining technique.
Qin Yun was secretly alarmed when he heard that. This was because the truly powerful aspect of the Soul Refining Technique was refining inscriptions into the Martial Spirit. It would make the Martial Spirit grow stronger!
Qiao Ruiwen didn't know how to use inscriptions, so she could only combine her martial spirits. Even so, the martial spirits she refined were very powerful.
There were no martial spirits or beast spirits here, so Qin Yun could not use them to practice refining. He could only note down the important points that Qiao Ruiwen had mentioned. There were many areas that even she did not understand.
A few days later, Qin Yun completely memorized the entire Soul Refining Technique. Qiao Ruiwen had spent several days and nights recounting it over and over again. It was difficult not to memorize it.
"Xiao Yun, if we can get out, I'll take you to the Soul Guiding Star Peak." Qiao Ruiwen sat on a rocking chair. Qin Yun had made it out of the wood in his storage space.
Qin Yun rocked his rocking chair and suddenly stopped. He was very interested and asked, "Soul Guiding Star Peak? What kind of place is that? "
Qiao Ruiwen said: "That is a mysterious place built by the Martial King Lan Xiao. There is a great formation on the top of this mountain. As long as we activate the great formation, we can draw in the Star Martial Spirits! Even if a Star Martial Spirit is the weakest one among them, it is still possible to obtain it. Your Fire Martial Spirit is sleeping soundly and only by fusing with a Star Martial Spirit will you be able to wake it up."
"Where is the Soul Guiding Star Peak?" When Qin Yun heard that, he was stirred. He wished that he could leave this damned place immediately.
"In the Cloud Dragon Mountain Range. Directly north. There is a Darknorth star in the sky over there, of course, there are many mountain peaks over there. If you look at them from the outside, the Soul Guiding Star Peak is no different from the other mountain peaks!"
"There's a swamp near the Soul Guiding Star Peak. As long as we see that swamp, when Darknorth Star appears, we'll know which one it is."
Qin Yun made a note of it. He was unsure when he would arrive.
"Xiao Yun, you seem to be in a hurry to get out. You said that you have many enemies outside, should you not hide first?" "What's wrong?" Qiao Ruiwen asked.
Qin Yun said, "Because of one thing... when I was very young, my mother had already arranged a marriage between me and the princess of the Tian Xiao Empire.After I was abolished, the Tian Xiao Empire decided to remarry this princess to the new crown prince. The engagement ceremony will be held in about two to three months."
Qiao Ruiwen slowly nodded her head, "So that's how it is. You really should go. After all, this is a marriage that your mother made for you. You should snatch that princess back."
Qin Yun scratched his head and said with a smile, "It's not that I want to snatch her back..."
Qiao Ruiwen frowned, "Does this princess dislike you? Then we should snatch her away and teach her a lesson."
"That's not it..." Qin Yun could sense that Xiao Yue Lan bore no ill will towards him.
However, in the outside world, it was rumored that Xiao Yuelan deeply hated him. It could even be said that because she had been engaged since she was young, her personality had become extremely cold and heartless.
Many people felt that Qin Yun was a stain on Xiao Yue Lan's life. They all believed that Xiao Yue Lan wished to kill him.
"The problem is, we can't get out right now! If you can get out, then immediately go to the Soul Guiding Star Peak and fuse with a Star Martial Spirit. This will definitely increase your strength tremendously and you might even be able to enter the 7th level Martial Body."
"Sigh, is there really no way out?" Qin Yun was feeling very depressed as he paced back and forth in the stone chamber, trying to think of a solution.
Qiao Ruiwen felt helpless and said, "Only if we consume all the energy the barrier requires will we be able to do that."
Qin Yun was stunned and after thinking about it carefully, he said ecstatically, "Yes! It is enough to consume the energy required by the barrier! If we steal the energy that the barrier needs, we can find an opportunity to get out as long as we cause an imbalance in the underground palace. "
He hurried to the largest octagonal stone chamber.
This stone room was dozens of meters wide and extremely spacious.
The moment Qin Yun arrived, he took out many stone tablets and spread them on the ground. These stone tablets were part of the Nine Yang Spirit Convergence Array. He wanted to use it to take away the energy of the formation.
Qiao Ruiwen doubtfully asked, "Xiao Yun, the spiritual energy here is the thinnest, would it be effective?"
Qin Yun said with a smile, "This is the hub. It's the place that controls the orderly flow of energy. As long as chaos is created, we will have the chance to leave."
She had been locked up here for so many years, she had almost despaired and now there was a new spark of hope.
After Qin Yun had set up the Nine Yang Spirit Convergence Array, he controlled the opening of the array. Then, he stood on top of the array and released mental energy, allowing him to sense the Nine Yang Energy more clearly.
The massive amount of spiritual energy absorbed by the Nine Yang Spirit Convergence Array was completely poured into the formation, replenishing the energy inside and absorbing a large amount of it to temper his body.
A few hours later, the barrier was gradually getting weaker.
When Qiao Ruiwen smashed into the wall, the wall would violently tremble. This meant that the barrier had been greatly affected, and was no longer able to absorb energy like before.
"This is great! If this goes on, I will break the stone wall." Qiao Ruiwen was extremely excited. She continued to use her power of the Martial Dao Realm to hit the wall crazily.
Qin Yun only needed to seriously control the Nine Yang Spirit Convergence Array in order to absorb a large amount of Spiritual Energy. He needed to destroy the seal's structure and weaken the power of the barrier.
The sound of Qiao Ruiwen hitting the stone wall became louder and louder. This huge octagonal stone room also shook violently, as if it would collapse at any time.
"Grandma Qiao, you must be careful. If the barrier is broken, a tyrannical energy will definitely surge out. You must take care to protect yourself." Qin Yun hurriedly warned her.
"I will pay attention!" After Qiao Ruiwen finished speaking, she fiercely threw a palm towards the stone wall.
The stone chamber began to shake crazil, and the solid stone wall finally cracked open.
After being imprisoned here, she was finally able to see the light of day again. She couldn't help but laugh out loud.