ok him and what obstacle he had to overcome, this needed to be done.
Not to mention he was now the owner of one part of the Divine Book of Genesis. If he didn’t pursue his physical development, this heavenly treasure would be wasted.
"Looks like you’ve already reached the introductory state."
Voice of the Untainted echoed softly through the wind, followed by the Keeper herself.
"Ten days later, finally got here. My body now has the strength equivalent to a Ninth-Realm weapon."
"Good, even though you received a lot of help from the Divine Book of Genesis, the speed of your progress is indeed remarkable." The Untainted exclaimed. She felt ever more disappointed that she was not able to convince such a gifted youth to call her Mistress.
"Thank you, your Highness." Ling Xian smiled. Aside from an incredible sense of achievement and pride, he also felt a touch of arrogance. How many throughout history had ever received such praise from the Keeper of Land and Sea herself?
"I have good news. I found the seeds. But only one has some hope of surviving. The rest have wasted away with time," said the Untainted.
"Better than none." Ling Xian was not disappointed in the slightest. With the book of creation in his possession, he was now confident that he could do this with or without the help of body-boosting supplements.
"Good, looks like you’ve not only upgraded your physical capacity but your mental capacity as well." With a gentle swing of her arm, a single green-colored seed materialized. She continued, "It’s been too long. I can’t remember which spiritual herb this is. But it must be remarkable, as it is the only one that defeated the test of time."
Ling Xian nodded in agreement. Indeed, after all these millennia and after all the others had rotted, this single seed remained fresh. Perhaps it was of the same grade as the Petals of Enlightenment.
Ling Xian was ecstatic at the thought that someone remarkable could emerge out of this single seed. He put away the seed and said, "Now that I have it, I should go buy some spiritual soil and try planting it. We’ll see what comes out."
The Untainted whispered softly. But suddenly, she remembered one more thing and called out, "Wait."
"Yes, your Highness, what do you need?" Ling Xian asked perplexedly.
"On your way, see if you can find out the whereabouts of the other four soul-healing objects. Liao Cang Xiong is not doing well. He may be in danger," The Untainted explained. This obstacle clearly stumped the otherwise ingenious woman.
Ling Xian was stunned. He asked hastily, "Master… how is he?"
"Don’t worry. There’s no point in worrying."
The Untainted sighed and continued, "He fell into a state of a coma ever since he woke me by pushing his strength passed its capacity, damaging his soul. I had expected that he would recover over time. But it didn’t occur to me sooner that he had suffered foundational damage. His condition has been worsening since yesterday. If he does not receive external assistance to heal his soul, perhaps his soul will waste away and disappear forever."
"It’s that serious?!"
Ling Xian was devastated. Liao Cang Xiong was his Master, his savior, his friend. The possibility of losing him was too painful to bear. He pondered a moment and then said, "Your Highness, other than those four soul-healing objects you described, is there nothing else?"
"I’ve done everything I could think of. Nothing has worked." The Untainted shook her head.
His heart sank. Clenching his fists, he muttered to himself incoherently, "Mount of the Healing Soul, Lake of the Resting Soul, Iron of the Setting Soul, and Wood of the Warming Soul. It looks like there’s no other option but to find them."
The Untainted watched Ling Xian, who was now worried sick and increasingly agitated and let out a soft sigh. "Correct, there is no other option. But you won’t need much. Take the Lake of the Resting Soul, a drop of the lake water can prevent his condition from worsening. A cup can wake him."
"Ok, I hear you," Ling Xian replied confidently. He silently swore, regardless of how difficult, he will return with these objects and save Liao Cang Xiong.