Ling Xian sat in a lotus position on top of the Mount of the Healing Soul, studying the inheritance from the Pioneer of Ancient Arrays.
To him, right now, there were two major things he had to deal with.
One was to lift the Immortal Trap and breakthrough to the completion level.
He has been pacing around the foundational level for a period of time now and cannot wait to see the sceneries a completion cultivator gets to see.
On top of that, he has many powerful enemies in Yunzhou. If he cannot break through to the completion level, then it means he doesn’t have the capability to fight against them.
The second major thing he had to deal with was to figure out a way to return to Yunzhou. He has a lot of unfinished businesses there.
For example, there was the mayor of the City of Qing. Back then, Ling Xian personally promised him that he would help his daughter enter the House of Wan Jian.
Another example, Lin Qing Yi, the Mayor's daughter. Ling Xian agreed to help her snatch the spot of being the sole inheritor and to help her get to Zhou Dynasty to retrieve the Wood of the Warming Soul from the Seventh Princess.
A lot of unfinished businesses were waiting for him.
This was why he so imminently wanted to return to Yunzhou.
Sadly, no matter how urgent he felt about all of this, it was useless.
After the Great War that happened tens of thousands of years ago, every transport portal to the nine continents has been destroyed. In order to go back, there were only two methods.
One was to fly. But the ocean was borderless and endless. If he flies solo, it will take him around 30 years. Not only is it a waste of time, but it’s also a waste of energy.
The second method was the construct another spatial portal that can send him to Yunzhou right away.
If he didn’t receive the Immortal of Array’s inheritance, this method would have been a dead end. Luckily, Ling Xian acquired the Immortal of Array’s inheritance. With his high level of enlightenment, it won’t be long before he grasps onto the way of making a spatial portal.
At this moment, Ling Xian was burying himself in understanding the ways spatial portals work.
To travel using portals was the fastest and the most efficient method of transportation. However, the cost of construction is elatedly high, and only Array Masters can make them.
There were three levels of portals. The lowest level was used for inter-city travel. The medium level was for inter-country travel, and the highest level was for between continents.
To travel between the 36 islands and the nine continents, such a far distance, only the highest level of spatial portals could achieve this.
In other words, Ling Xian must cast the highest level of spatial portal to be able to leave Shi Ao Island and return to Yunzhou. It could be said that achieving this was as difficult as climbing up to the sky.
Fortunately, even if Ling Xian cannot achieve this, the Pioneer of Ancient Arrays, Feng Qing Ming, was around to help.
Because of this, as long as Ling Xian could understand the fundamentals of ancient arrays, he could accomplish this if he acquires the necessary materials.
Just like that, time passed by little by little. Before long, 12 days passed.
The final battle with the Demonic Fairy was fast approaching.
"It’s been 12 days, time sure passes fast."
Ling Xian slowly opened his eyes. The enlightening white light before his eyes immediately disappeared within seconds.
"You are leaving?" Feng Qing Ming suddenly showed up and asked with a smile.
Ling Xian nodded, "Yes, I am meeting a Heaven’s Favorite from my generation."
"I see," Feng Qing Ming nodded, "Real powerhouses need to pass the test of blood and fire in order to be truly capable. Meeting all Heaven’s Favorites and claim victories against all heroes is the path you must walk."
"Meeting all Heaven’s Favorites and claim victories against all heroes…" Ling Xian repeated. The corner of his mouth suddenly lifted and his white robe ruffled.
"Yes, this is the path I should be taking. I must fight until I defeat all there is to be defeated!"
Ling Xian’s black hair tousled and his eyes shone.
"Haha, good. I admire your confidence."
Ling Xian faintly smiled and bid his farewells, "Then, I shall leave."
"Go, I will be here waiting for your good news," Feng Qing Ming nodded.
Upon hearing this, Ling Xian vanished from the Painting of the Nine Immortals.
The peak was tall and skinny. Like a spiritual sword that was stuck between a cloud, it stood there surrounded by thick fog.
This peak was the most beautiful in the House of Zi Yang. It was where number three of the Hidden Dragon list, the Demonic Fairy, lived.
Due to her personality and her position in the House, she had no friends in the House of Zi Yang. Therefore, she was the sole occupant of this entire peak.
Despite this, a sea of people surrounded the peak. Looking down from where she stood, everything below was black.
Both blood descendants and externally recruited members of the House were out on the empty field. The Elders were hanging in midair. Even the Supreme Headmaster, Zi Dong Lai, was visiting this place. He chose the best spot to watch the fight.
No doubt, everyone was here to watch the upcoming great battle.
Nobody knows who leaked the information, but everyone found out about the fight that Ling Xian and the Demonic Fairy promised to have. Therefore, everyone from the House was here now, ready to personally witness the battle between a dragon and a tiger.
One was a hero who has defeated all those in sight, known as the most talented Heaven’s Favorite of this generation.
The other was someone who came out of nowhere and rattled the entire Shi Ao Island within one day.
A battle between these two, how could there not be huge speculations?
If Zi Dong Lai didn’t control the spread of this news, then everyone on Shi Ao Island would be here right now to see the birth of a powerhouse.
By now, the Sun was beginning to rise, sprinkling down warm golden light.
The entire field was boisterous and lively.
Cultivators who knew each other formed groups and bet on the result of today’s battle.
Some people thought that because the Demonic Fairy has lost to Ling Xian once, she will for sure be defeated again. However, for those who knew about the Demonic Fairy’s past thought that Ling Xian would for sure lose.
After all, the battle last time was fought when the Demonic Fairy was injured. She couldn’t fully unleash the guiding law. For this reason, more than half of the people here supported the Demonic Fairy. They didn’t think that Ling Xian would cause her any harm.
"Ling Xian, I am excited to clash with you again."
The Demonic Fairy stood on top of the mountain peak. Her white robe did not even have a speck of dirt, making her appear out-of-the-world and celestial.
Her beauty and temperament really can break down a city, a country, and a person’s heart.
She sat on top of the peak silently, unmoving like a statue. She waited for the opponent of equal capability.
After a while, Ling Xian still did not appear. This made her brows raise out of impatience.
So did everyone else at the scene.
They searched for Ling Xian’s silhouette in all directions with a questioning expression.
After another half an hour, Ling Xian still did not show up. Everyone was getting more impatient and began to talk.
"What is this? Didn’t they agree that today would be the day of the battle? How come Master Ling isn’t here?"
"Did he p*ssy out?"
"That’s a possibility. The Demonic Fairy is unmatchable in this generation. It’s possible that Master Ling is scared of fighting."
"Hehe, he is probably worried about what his loss would do to his reputation."
"Hmmph, these people sure are blind. Ling Xian has the undefeatable mentality, why would he be scared out of a battle?" Zi Dong Lai scorned, fully believing that Ling Xian will show up.
The only other person holding the same firm belief was the Demonic Fairy.
There was a saying that a lifelong enemy is a lifelong friend.
The Demonic Fairy and Ling Xian were enemies but were friends as well. They understood each other and enabled each other to grow.
After Ling Xian failed to show up after another half an hour, everyone became even more restless.
"He is definitely not coming due to fear."
"I think so too. Let us stop waiting. He is scared of the Demonic Fairy. He is not coming."
"Aye, I thought I would be able to witness a battle between a dragon and a phoenix. The phoenix is here, but the dragon turned out to be a worm."
Everyone continued their debate, set on the idea that Ling Xian was afraid and ran away.
However, just as everyone was about to disperse, a bright laughter entered their ears.
"The Demonic Fairy, I am late. Sorry I kept you waiting for this long."