Chapter 107 - Lecture from Senior Sister
At dawn on the second day, the explosions from the fifth residence finally came to an end, bringing calm back to the area.
This caused many disciples to let out sighs of relief; those blasting explosions were extremely disturbing, which affected their cultivation speed, leaving it a lot slower than normal.
Meanwhile, in the fifth residence, Qin Nan was sitting on the ground with a weakened aura and his face filled with fatigue.
Many thought he was cultivating, but that was not the case. Qin Nan had been like a being possessed for the entire day, attacking the mysterious white jade ginseng non-stop.
However, after a day’s time, Qin Nan completely ran out of energy, while the mysterious ginseng remained unharmed, without any movement. Even the immature childish voice never appeared again, as if it had fallen into a deep sleep.
After a while, Qin Nan took a deep breath, and his mouth was filled with a bitter taste.
Since he had found the Divine Battle Spirit, his journey of cultivation had been full of successes. It was his first time encountering such a helpless situation.
Most importantly, Qin Nan initially had the thought of throwing the mysterious ginseng away as he was unable to do anything to it. However, on second thought, this mysterious ginseng that swallowed his Seven-Colored Flower, Ambergris, Nine-Rotation Golden Pill and eight thousand plus Martial Emperor Pills might be a rare piece of treasure. If he were to dump it, won’t he lose even more?
“Just wait until you come out from the ginseng, I’ll definitely make you pay when the time comes.”
Qin Nan clenched his teeth and cursed at it. He then picked up the mysterious ginseng and threw it into a corner; he would feel better if he could not see it.
Following this, Qin Nan sat down with his legs crossed and unleashed his Divine Battle Spirit to recover his strength.
Two hours later, Qin Nan opened his eyes slowly. He had completely recovered all his depleted energy from before.
Not only that, after cultivating for two hours, Qin Nan finally recovered from the pain of losing his pills, and a calm expression returned to his face.
“Without the Seven-Colored Flower, Ambergris, etc., I’m poor as f**k. There are no more auctions happening anytime soon either at the Treasure Vault. I can only go into seclusion, and cultivate with my Divine Battle Spirit…” Qin Nan exhaled his breath, as his eyes filled with a hint of determination.
There would surely be an intense competition between the outer disciples; even though he had an outstanding performance in the Trial of Versatility, there was no time to slack. Otherwise, he would surely be surpassed.
Not to mention Qin Nan’s short-term goal, which was to reside in the first residence.
Hence, Qin Nan calmed his thoughts and communicated with the Divine Battle Spirit to start cultivating.
Now that the Divine Battle Spirit had reached the tenth-grade Huang rank, when it stood in the air emitting a terrifying attractive force, the Qi in the surroundings turned into countless dragons and phoenixes which danced around in the air, before bringing copious amounts of Qi into Qin Nan’s body.
If anyone were to observe the scene at that moment, the person would see that the Qi in the fifth residence had turned into a huge whirlpool, with Qin Nan at its center.
Fortunately, the amount of Qi in the outer domain peak was abundant. If not, Qin Nan’s cultivation would definitely have had an impact on the others.
The tenth-grade Huang rank was extraordinary indeed.
Time passed, and gradually ten days were gone in a row.
During these ten days, Qin Nan remained stationary while cultivating non-stop, as if he had turned into a statue.
Cultivating was a boring, lonely thing to begin with.
Qin Nan’s greatest advantage was that once he made up his mind, he was not worried about dullness and loneliness.
Finally, at that instant, Qin Nan’s eyes opened and a crackling noise was emitted from his body along with with a forceful might, which felt like the rumbling of a river.
Only it was not a real river, but Qin Nan’s blood getting stronger and flowing rapidly.
During the ten days of cultivating, Qin Nan had finally reached the ninth-layer Body Tempering Realm.
“My current strength of the ninth-layer Body Tempering Realm, together with the Minor Success Stage of the Arcane Realm—and the Heavenly Accumulating Strike—are surely enough to handle Nangong Cheng. However, as Nangong Cheng has reached half-Xiantian, being only a step away from Xiantian Realm, his strength is surely a lot more powerful than the tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm…”
Instead of feeling joyful, Qin Nan lowered his head and immersed himself in his thoughts, while calculating his chances of winning against Nangong Cheng.
At last, Qin Nan came up with an answer; with his current cultivation, the chance of him defeating Nangong Cheng was only around fifty percent, as there were too many uncertainties to accurately predict the result.
Most importantly, while Qin Nan was improving, Nangong Cheng was improving too.
“Let the cultivation continue.”
Qin Nan shut his eyes and unleashed the Divine Battle Spirit to start cultivating once again.
In the next ten days, with the amount of Qi that Qin Nan guided and absorbed into his body, he continued to strengthen his body and blood at a steady rate.
However, this time, even with his tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, he could not have another breakthrough in the same period of ten days.
For martial cultivation, the higher the rank was, the slower the speed was for the next level up.
That being said, if Qin Nan still had the Seven-Colored Flower and Ambergris with him, he could surely have achieved the tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm by now.
Upon having this thought, Qin Nan could not help but open his eyes as he felt a pain in his heart, causing him to clench his teeth, “It’s all that ginseng’s fault…”
While holding his urge to take the Seven Great Sins and slash at the ginseng again, Qin Nan took a few deep breaths before he was able to calm himself down and continue his cultivation.
However, at that moment, a figure emitting an aura from the peak of the Xiantian Realm rushed into the region of the outer domain mountain and yelled, “All disciples are to come out of seclusion and gather at the Outer Domain Dojo. An inner disciple is here to give us a lecture.”
Qin Nan opened his eyes and shook his head. He would rather cultivate than go to a lecture.
Despite that, the same voice yelled again, “If anyone is absent, there will be a penalty of ten thousand Xiantian Pills.”
After hearing this, Qin Nan shivered and rose from the ground. Without any hesitation, he sprang toward the Outer Domain Dojo with his fastest speed.
Although he was not interested in the lecture, he would prefer to die than be penalized ten thousand Xiantian Pills!
As Qin Nan arrived at the dojo, the place was already crowded with people; with a glance, Qin Nan could tell there were around three hundred disciples, which was still increasing.
Qin Nan withdrew his aura and blended into the crowd; he walked toward a corner and waited quietly.
Although he was quite famous now, there were only a few who could recognize him; even those who had participated in the Trial of Versatility remained quiet after seeing Qin Nan.
Meanwhile, as more disciples arrived at the Outer Domain Dojo, the whole place became lively and instantly filled with noisy chatter.
“Another lecture again. Let’s make a guess; who’s the lecturer this time?”
“Tsk, tsk, allow me to tell you guys. The lecturer this time is Senior Sister Li Hong!”
“What? Senior Sister Li Hong? Are you sure?”
“What the f**k, is it really Senior Sister Li Hong? She’s ranked tenth in the inner domain, with a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit!”
“If Senior Sister Li Hong is the lecturer, surely she won’t be like the last lecturer, who only knew how to show off his strength. It looks like we’ll finally be able to learn something today.”
“I was planning to have a breakthrough before; now that Senior Sister Li Hong is the lecturer, my breakthrough can definitely wait.”
As the disciples continued to chat among themselves, time gradually passed. After an hour, a ray of light approached the crowd from the sky!