Chapter 167 - Shocking the Top Four Sects
At the peak of Autumn Mountain, the outcome was pretty much fixed after the Trading Alliance left the scene.
The Flying Sword Sect, the Disordered Flames Sect, and the Qing Nu Sect did not stay any longer but rather led their disciples back to their own sects.
As for the participating geniuses including Huang Que, Wei Hao, and Wang Ruoling, apart from their hatred toward Qin Nan, they were filled with a sense of defeat and no longer had their previous scornful attitudes.
That was because, in terms of background, talents or comprehension, they all were mismatched against Qin Nan!
The Mystic Spirit Sect had turned out to be the biggest winner this time. Zhang Taiyi was extremely joyful and his face reddened due to the excitement. He even gave Qin Nan and the rest a few hundred Martial Emperor Pills as their reward for the Trial of Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
“Now, let’s head back to the sect!” Zhang Taiyi led the crew and returned to the Mystic Spirit Sect.
On the journey back, something did happen. When Qin Nan found out that Princess Miao Miao had earned a total of thirty million Martial Emperor Pills, he was dumbstruck on the spot, before insisting that the eighty stalks of Crystalline Flowers were now his. However, Princess Miao Miao—being stingy as always—unleashed the aura of the Martial Ancestor Realm with a pair of squinted eyes and robbed all eighty stalks of Crystalline Flowers from Qin Nan, leaving not a single stalk for him.
This served as a heavy blow to Qin Nan, leaving him with an unpleasant expression, with no sign of the joy of coming first in the Trial of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
He was used to Princess Miao Miao being stingy, but more importantly, he did not even get the chance of participating in the bet with the Trading Alliance, and ended up missing such a great chance to earn a fortune of pills.
It took Qin Nan two days to recover from his depression.
“Since there are still eight days to the Mystic Spirit Sect, I should make use of this time to cultivate…” Qin Nan said to himself, as his thoughts brought him back to the fifth-layer of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, where he spoke to the mysterious young man.
If the Potential Stone is real, that means his future achievement could surpass the Martial God Realm.
What is beyond the Martial God Realm?
Qin Nan had no idea, and he did not dare to ask.
“Screw it, it’s better for me to forget this…” Qin Nan shook his head to get rid of his thoughts, and looked at his storage bag.
This trip to Martial Serendipity Pavilion was indeed quite rewarding for Qin Nan’s storage bag,
The twenty drops of Atavistic Spiritual Liquid he received from Princess Miao Miao remained untouched. Not to mention the seven Fruits of Power he obtained from the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, together with the Arcane Realm Stone he got in the third round of the trial.
“Although it’s impossible to unleash my Martial Spirit and absorb the Qi of Heaven and Earth when I’m walking, I could still cultivate by consuming the materials.”
Qin Nan pondered for a while, before he took out the twenty drops of Atavistic Spiritual Liquid and consumed them.
The reason he chose to consume the Atavistic Spiritual Liquid now was because the progress for Atavistic Cultivation advanced at a rapid speed, without much comprehension needed, which was perfect for him to cultivate while he was in motion.
Upon entering his body, the twenty drops of Atavistic Spiritual Liquid transformed into a rich cloud of Atavistic Qi, before surging through Qin Nan’s body.
Qin Nan felt like his entire body was engulfed in a flame, causing his temperature to rise rapidly, and his skins redden.
“Atavistic Qi, by my will, and its essence, forming into one…” Qin Nan mumbled to himself, as he cultivated the Atavistic Qi in his body while walking, displaying his efficiency at multitasking.
The sight caught Zhang Taiyi and the other geniuses by surprise.
“Fascinating. Qin Nan has mastered the essence of multitasking. No wonder he could achieve such a shocking result.” Zhang Taiyi complimented.
Huang Long and the rest wore a firm expression on their faces. Not only had Qin Nan a great talent, he was diligent in his cultivation too. How could they waste their time in comparison?
Following this, everyone began to immerse themselves in their cultivation, attempting to multitask, trying to grasp the essence of it, instead of wasting any time.
Princess Miao Miao on the other hand, curled her lips and said, “Nothing worth mentioning there. The Princess is not fond of it.”
Zhang Taiyi: “......”
While Qin Nan was immersed in his cultivation, he had encountered a problem.
The thickness of the Atavistic Qi in his body had reached the first-layer Xiantian Realm. According to his prediction, the Qi would at least reach the third-layer Xiantian Realm after consuming the twenty drops of Atavistic Spiritual Liquid.
However, despite the rich amount of Qi given by the twenty drops of Atavistic Spiritual Liquid, his body could no longer absorb the Qi.
“What’s going on?”
Qin Nan instinctively frowned his eyebrows. The cultivation of an Atavistic Cultivator should improve rapidly, without any barriers between the layers.
“No, that’s not right. This is not a problem of the realm’s layer, but my own cultivation base has improved too rapidly. Even if I’m an Atavistic Cultivator, it’s impossible for me to reach the first-layer Xiantian Realm in half a month’s time. As a result, the Qi inside my body was unstable…”
Qin Nan pondered for a while, and recollected the teachings of Old Shan, before coming to a conclusion.
Atavistic Cultivation focused on absorbing the Atavistic Qi, which could be absorbed at any time and improve one’s realm without any barrier, grating a rapid speed of cultivation. However, the Atavistic Qi is still considered a type of Qi, a force. If it was not condensed enough, if one’s foundation is not stable enough, it went without saying that the cultivation base could not be improved any further.
Just like the construction of the palace, if the foundation was not strong enough, the whole building would collapse.
After knowing the truth, Qin Nan calmed his heart down, and controlled the Atavistic Qi in his body to gather at his Dantian, and merge with his Qi in a rapid fashion, compressing it thoroughly.
The Atavistic Qi contained by the twenty drops of Atavistic Spiritual Liquid were all gathered and compressed by Qin Nan.
Time passed rapidly. Qin Nan finally opened his eyes after three days, and a forceful aura was emitted from his body.
The people in his surroundings were startled by it.
Zhang Taiyi glanced at Qin Nan, before a hint of astonishment was shown in his eyes, “Did you have a breakthrough in your cultivation? Hmm? That’s not it. This is not a breakthrough. Your Qi seems to be very solid and condensed compared to before. It feels like a real first-layer Xiantian Realm cultivator is standing before me.”
Qin Nan smilingly nodded his head.
Although his strength still remained at the first-layer Xiantian Realm, Qin Nan could feel that his strength was more condensed and stronger than before.
“It seems like you have learned the secrets of Atavistic Qi.” Zhang Taiyi smilingly said, “Atavistic Cultivation focuses on absorbing the Atavistic Qi. Despite its rapid speed of cultivation, one’s Qi has to be solid and condense. If one insists on its speed, it would leave a hidden danger within himself, forming a barrier against further improvement.”
Qin Nan nodded his head, as he completely agreed with the words through his own experience.
If he had not consumed the Atavistic Spiritual Liquid fired at him by Princess Miao Miao in the first place, he definitely would not have chosen the path of Atavistic Cultivation.
Despite its rapid speed of cultivation, the disadvantages it brought were too numerous.
“Ok, let’s continue on our journey. We’ll reach the Mystic Spirit Sect in five days.” Zhang Taiyi advised.
Five days were gone in a blink of the eye, as Qin Nan and the rest finally returned to the Mystic Spirit Sect.
After arriving at the Mystic Spirit Sect, Zhang Taiyi immediately went to report the outcome of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
In just a short time, the entire Mystic Spirit Sect was shocked.
Not only that, the disciples of the Flying Sword Sect, the Disordered Flames Sect, and the Qing Nu Sect also arrived at their respective sects, and reported the events which had occurred at the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
At that instant, all of the top four sects were in shock!