Chapter 56 - Second Encounter with Xiao Leng
Qin Nan’s expression remained the same after witnessing the final outcome. He was never merciful toward his enemies.
“Let’s see how many pills this guy has on him.” Qin Nan approached the body and searched him, finding two jade jars. Each jar had ten Xiantian Pills in it.
“Twenty Xiantian Pills, this guy is actually quite rich.” A smile appeared on Qin Nan’s face, as he regarded the pills as his belongings now without hesitation.
Following this, Qin Nan did not waste any more time; he sprang forward immediately and plucked the five Violet Flame Flowers.
“I should go to the well-hidden place I found before, and consume these Violet Flame Flowers.”
As he made this decision, he moved speedily toward his destination while using his Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit.
In the time it took for three incense sticks to finish burning, Qin Nan arrived at a well-hidden cave.
The cave was around two meters tall, but it was quite narrow, and was only able to allow one person to enter at a time. Once he went deeper into the cave, he found a pond around thirty meters squared; the pond was clear, with reflections of blue light forming a beautiful view.
Qin Nan took out the Violet Flame Flowers, and clenched them all tightly in his fists, turning them into a handful of violet liquid, which was dropped into the pond.
The previously clear pond turned violet instantly; a rich amount of Qi was released, and it had a pleasant scent, which was oddly strange at the same time.
“Let me try and see how good these Violet Flame Flowers are.”
Qin Nan took a deep breath and jumped straight into the water.
However, the moment he entered the pond, his whole expression changed instantly.
Qin Nan could only feel a needling pain all over his body, as if countless tiny needles pierced through his pores; the degree of the pain was self-explanatory.
Qin Nan took a cold breath; the crazy pain had caused him to contort his face, with voices appearing in his mind telling him to escape from the pond, and the pain.
“No, I won’t leave! With so many people hunting me, I have to raise my power—I won’t leave even if I’m going to die here!”
Qin Nan let out a deep roar while he endured the extreme pain; he then clenched his teeth and remained in place.
Time passed slowly.
While Qin Nan was still in the pond, every breath became a challenge as to his limit, as the pain all over his body grew even stronger.
At that instant, Qin Nan’s brain felt like a fully stretched string. He had to tried his best to hold the string in place; if he lost his focus, the string would snap in any moment.
After five hours, Qin Nan was covered in blood in the pond, as if he had been slashed with a sword countless times.
Even though being immersed in the Violet Flame Flower Liquid would not bring any direct harm to the body, due to the extreme pain the skin was torn apart.
As expected, while Qin Nan was enduring the terrifying pain, a stream of Qi continued to flow into Qin Nan’s body, tempering his whole body, including the organs.
The progress in these five hours, was equivalent to five days of cultivation with the help of his Martial Spirit.
“Keep going… Keep going… It’s not enough… not enough…”
Qin Nan clenched his teeth; he continued to roar and howl in his heart, and his legs were rooted as if there were filled with lead.
At last, after a period of twelve hours, an arcane force was released from Qin Nan’s body, which completely sucked the violet liquid from the pond of water.
The water turned clear once again.
At the same time, Qin Nan’s twisted face had finally calmed down and returned to normal; he opened his eyes slowly.
Following it, a forceful aura burst out from Qin Nan’s body, which now appeared to have reached the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm.
“It’s about time that I reached the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm.” Qin Nan exhaled as an excited expression appeared on his face. He instinctively clenched his fist to feel the enormous power within his body and said, “Not only that, I can feel that the force in my body would not be any weaker than the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm; I’m just lacking some experience before I have a breakthrough to achieve the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm.”
Normally, a stalk of Violet Flame Flower would be sufficient to help a cultivator to break the barrier to reach the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm.
As Qin Nan consumed five stalks of Violet Flame Flowers simultaneously, the amount of Qi was more than sufficient, causing his power to be on par with the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm.
“If I were to face Lee Changyun now, I could defeat him with just one attack!”
Qin Nan returned to a calm state.
As he was now the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm, with the strength of his body considered to be the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm, he had learned new ways to control his power.
For example, a punch from the fifth-layer Body Tempering Realm would snap a big tree into halves.
A punch from Qin Nan now would cause the tree to explode into dust.
Upon reaching the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm, the inner organs now became as strong as the bones and joints; therefore, it was easier for Qin Nan to control his power with precision.
“Alright, let’s now consume the twenty Xiantian Pills, and see if I can raise the grade of my Divine Battle Spirit to ninth-grade Huang ranked.”
Without further hesitation, Qin Nan unleashed his Divine Battle Spirit, and swallowed the twenty Xiantian Pills.
After waiting for a period of time, there was no sign of improvement from the Divine Battle Spirit, which caused Qin Nan to wear a disappointed expression.
Including these twenty Xiantian Pills, he had consumed a total of seventy Xiantian Pills, which was equivalent to seven thousand Body-Tempering Pills; the Divine Battle Spirit still had no sign of leveling up after consuming all these pills.
“Screw it, I should prioritize on raising my cultivation base. I should go and look for more precious materials with my Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit. Since my cultivation had reached the peak of the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm, if I’m able to find something like the Violet Flame Flower, I’ll be able to raise my cultivation to the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm. I would then have the strength to go look for the Blue Dragon Badges!”
After making this decision, Qin Nan exited from the cave and started searching around.
In the two hours search, he had not found any precious materials, but he had bumped into an unexpected person.
A figure appeared from the woods nearby and looked at Qin Nan, before saying with a shocked expression, “Qin Nan, is that you? Why are you here?”
The person was none other than Xiao Qingxue’s brother: Xiao Leng.
Qin Nan remained silent; he had seen Xiao Leng with his Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit.
The reasons he did not avoid the encounter were; firstly, with Qin Nan’s current strength, there was no need to be afraid of Xiao Leng; secondly, Xiao Leng would not attack Qin Nan due to his relationship with Xiao Qingxue.
“Your cultivation has improved?” Xiao Leng was aware of Qin Nan’s change immediately. Despite that, as usual, he had a disdainful look on his face, “Even if you are now at the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm, it doesn’t help at all. You have offended so many disciples, and Ling Zixiao—death is your only path.”
Qin Nan looked at him calmly and said, “Thank you for reminding me.”
As he finished his words, Qin Nan did not stay any longer; he turned around and left, as he was too lazy to deal with this Xiao Leng.
Xiao Leng was slightly stunned when he saw Qin Nan was intent on leaving. An unpleasant expression could be seen on his face, as he did not expect Qin Nan to ignore his presence just like that.
After a brief hesitation, Xiao Leng clenched his teeth and said, “Wait, Qin Nan, there’s something I need to work together with you for.”
“Work together?” Qin Nan turned around and stared at Xiao Leng with a playful attitude.
Xiao Leng felt his face burning after being aware of Qin Nan’s gaze, and he let out a cold ‘humph’ and said, “If you were not the genius my sister discovered, and could not be somehow helpful to me with your cultivation of the sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm, I would never cooperate with you.”
“Is that so?” Without looking at him, Qin Nan replied, “If that’s the case, then there’s no need to cooperate.”
After saying this, Qin Nan turned around again and prepared to leave; he showed no interest at all.
“Don’t, wait…” After seeing Qin Nan’s attitude, Xiao Leng’s expression changed and blurted, “The cooperation this time involves two Blue Dragon Badges. If all goes well, we’ll get one each!”
Upon hearing this, Qin Nan’s movement came to a halt, as his eyes started to flicker.