Chapter 61 - Qi Dragon
Due to safety concerns, Qin Nan brought Xiao Leng back to the cave where he cultivated.
After advising Xiao Leng to keep an eye out, Qin Nan went deeper into the cave without wasting any time.
Xiao Leng was stunned as he stared at Qin Nan’s back, and could not help but think to himself, “This is my first time seeing someone so full of himself in this life; Ling Zixiao and the five elders are not even worthy of his attention.”
After having this thought, Xiao Leng let out a wry smile and shook his head.
Previously, after witnessing Qin Nan eliminate Wang Meng and his group, Xiao Leng learned that Qin Nan had the potential to achieve great success in the future; thus, he tried to convince Qin Nan to learn how to compromise and stay low-profile.
Who knew that Qin Nan would not take it seriously; he even said that Ling Zixiao and the five elders were nonexistent in his eyes.
Who was Ling Zixiao? A super genius with a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit; one with unlimited potential in the future.
Who were the five elders? They played the leading roles in the Mystic Spirit Sect, with great authorities and terrifying cultivation; they were unpredictable.
Qin Nan only possessed an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit; what gave him the right to disrespect Ling Zixiao and the five elders?
“Screw it, Qin Nan is still too young; he has no idea how scary Ling Zixiao and the five elders are. He will understand when the time comes.” Xiao Leng shook his head to get rid of his thoughts; he sat down with his legs crossed and started to cultivate.
Qin Nan had no clue what Xiao Leng was thinking; he was now deep in the cave, sitting down with his legs crossed, with the Divine Battle Spirit unleashed.
“Let’s see if these fifty Xiantian Pills are enough to level you up.” Qin Nan took fifty Xiantian Pills and shoved them into his mouth straight away.
As usual, the Divine Battle Spirit absorbed the pills with a powerful force.
The blurry human figure of the Divine Battle Spirit flickered once under Qin Nan’s high-anticipatory gaze, and returned to its calm state.
“It’s still not leveling up!” Qin Nan was slightly shocked; he then clenched his teeth and said, “Another fifty Xiantian Pills it is.”
After saying this, he took out the remaining fifty Xiantian Pills and swallowed them instantly in one gulp.
As the fifty Xiantian Pills were absorbed by the Divine Battle Spirit, Qin Nan felt like his heart was beating so intensely that it could jump out through his throat at any second; he was extremely nervous.
Since the last level up, Qin Nan had consumed two hundred Xiantian Pills in total, which were equivalent to twenty thousand Body Tempering Pills—it was quite a fortune.
If these were still not enough for the next level up, how many Pills would this Divine Battle Spirit need to reach the legendary Xuan rank, or even the ultimate Tian rank?
However, this time, the Divine Battle Spirit did not let Qin Nan down.
A powerful ancient aura was emitted from the Divine Battle Spirit, as if a primordial being had awoken and slowly opened his eyes; a sense of overwhelming imperiousness could be felt.
In that instant, the eight golden rays behind the Divine Battle Spirit transformed into nine golden rays!
The Divine Battle Spirit finally ranked up, becoming a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit.
“A level up at last!” Qin Nan was filled with joy after witnessing the powerful aura unleashed by the Divine Battle Spirit; he would even leap into the air and celebrate if not for his steady and firm determination toward Martial Arts.
A ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit; anyone with it would be considered a super genius within the Mystic Spirit Sect.
Among the more than three hundred newly recruited disciples of the Mystic Spirit Sect, only Huang long and Ling Zixiao possessed ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirits.
This proved how powerful and precious a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit was.
“Calm down, I must calm down.” Qin Nan took a few deep breaths and collected his thoughts, “Although the Divine Battle Spirit is now ninth-grade Huang ranked, I should check my speed of cultivating with the help of this ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit!”
After making this decision, Qin Nan shut his eyes without further ado and began absorbing the Qi around him, while communicating with his Divine Battle Spirit.
At that moment, a shocking occurrence took place.
A terrifying absorbing force was emitted from the Divine Battle Spirit; countless streams of Qi flowed toward Qin Nan from all directions.
These streams of Qi resembled dragons, which curled around Qin Nan’s body and danced around him before diving into his body. It felt like Qin Nan was the king of dragons, causing dragons to gather around him.
Even Qin Nan was utterly shocked upon seeing this, “Qi Dragon? It must be the Qi Dragon!”
As we all knew, Qi was found floating around throughout Heaven and Earth; only through the Martial Spirit was one able to be immersed in nature and absorb the Qi. As the amount of Qi became thicker, the streams of Qi would take the shapes of the heavenly beasts.
For example, Qin Nan absorbing a Qi Dragon would be equivalent to him cultivating for a whole day with an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit.
As such, the difference between the cultivating speed between the two grades was huge.
Qin Nan inhaled deeply and said, “No wonder the elders of the sect have high hopes for Ling Zixiao and Huang Long; the difference between an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit and a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit was incredible, even though it’s only a grade apart. This means that previously, I would’ve needed to cultivate for ten days to match a day of cultivating from Ling Zixiao!”
At that moment, Qin Nan once again understood how important the grade of one’s Martial Spirit was in the Canglan Continent, even if it was only the difference of a single grade.
“There’s no point in thinking anymore; the Trial of Versatility only lasts for a month. I must make use of my time wisely to cultivate as time’s running out.”
Qin Nan calmed his thoughts and immediately unleashed his Divine Battle Spirit; countless Qi Dragons were being absorbed into his body.
Time passed rapidly; five days were gone since Qin Nan started cultivating.
Qin Nan continued to engulf the Qi Dragons with a calm appearance; the aura emitted from his body showed a sign of growing.
The aura was more powerful than the one possessed by a sixth-layer Body Tempering Realm cultivator.
Meanwhile, a mysterious absorption force appeared all of a sudden within Qin Nan’s body, which swallowed ten Qi Dragons which were initially floating around him.
The next moment, a loud crackling noise could be heard within Qin Nan’s body, as if a huge boulder was being demolished into pieces using TNT.
After a significant period of time, Qin Nan’s body finally returned to a calm state, and the Divine Battle Spirit behind him started to vanish.
“The seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm in just five days’ time.”
Qin Nan slowly woke up; his eyes were filled with a hint of joy.
He could feel that his muscles, bones, and organs had grown stronger, as if a clump of sand was turned into a metal plate; a force was flowing continuously within his body, which felt like it was unlimited.
If Qin Nan were to battle Wang Meng now, he would be able to slay him instantly with a normal attack. Even if Qin Nan were to fight against any of the top ten geniuses who possessed a cultivation base of the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm, he would not have any trouble killing them.
Every level up in the Body Tempering Realm phase would cause one to have a much better control over strength and power.
“Ok, now is the time to come out of seclusion and find the Three-Petalled Golden Lily.” Qin Nan calmed himself and proceeded toward the entrance of the cave.
Xiao Leng sat with his legs crossed at the outer part of the cave; he was still cultivating with his Martial Spirit unleashed.
His cultivation had long reached the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm; after cultivating for the past five days, his strength was improved in a rapid speed, reaching the peak of the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm, causing him to be only a step away from the eighth-layer.
After hearing footsteps coming from the inner part of the cave, Xiao Leng opened his eyes slowly and withdrew his Martial Spirit, before saying, “Qin Nan, are you…”
Xiao Leng turned around while he talked, but before he could continue his sentence, an utterly shocked expression appeared on his face.
Qin Nan’s cultivation had reached the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm in just five days’ time?
That was not the most shocking part; what made him tremble the most was that an invisible imperious aura could be felt from Qin Nan; this aura caused him with his eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit to tremble slightly, as if a servant had stumbled into his king.
Xiao Leng had only felt the same imperious aura before being emitted from Huang Long and Ling Zixiao.
Why am I feeling the same pressure from Qin Nan?
Isn’t Qin Nan’s Martial Spirit only eighth-grade Huang ranked? Why does it have the pressure of a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit?
“What… What is happening?”
Xiao Leng was completely perturbed.