Chapter 644 - The Power of the Crystal, the Mysterious Lady
"So that's the Crimson Blood Ocean? Senior, what is going on here?" Qin Nan was stunned. This Crimson Blood Ocean was completely different from his expectation.
"Cough cough, I forgot to mention," The Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise wore an awkward expression as it elaborated, "According to the rumors, a great battle occurred here in the Eastern Continent during the ancient era, in which many experts fell. We call it the 'Ancient Battlefield'. It is said that the succession in the Crimson Blood Ocean is related to this Ancient Battlefield."
Qin Nan came to a realization.
Meanwhile, the people of the Trading Alliance began to move with Zhu Hang leading in front. They all landed on the same boat. Qin Nan brought his fists together facing the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise, before he boarded another golden boat. The rest of the rogue cultivators picked their boats as well.
As soon as Qin Nan landed on the boat, the black figure began to row the boat toward the Ancient Battlefield.
"Something is not right!"
Qin Nan unleashed his left eye of the DIvine God of Battle and discovered that he was unable to inspect the mysterious black figure.
Meanwhile, the boat that Qin Nan was on was getting further away from the other boats. A mist began to form on the Crimson Blood Ocean, preventing him from having a clear view of the surroundings.
"It seems like everyone's location is randomized."
Qin Nan let out a sigh of relief.
If they all ended up at the same place, he would most likely need to rely on the Lightning Orbs and the Explosive Scorching Talismans to oppose Zhu Hang and his crew. In that case, it would prove that he was the culprit behind the robbery.
Soon after, the golden boat landed on the shore of the battlefield.
Qin Nan brought his hands together toward the black figure and set his foot onto the ground. As he turned around, the black figure raised its head and seemingly let out a smile, before it disappeared.
"Everything feels strange here. I have to be careful!"
Qin Nan's figure tensed as he scanned the surroundings with his left eye of the Divine God of Battle.
The ground was scorched black with differently shaped ravines everywhere that were emitting faint sword intents, fist intents, etc. Howls of wind could be heard as a breeze swept the place, highlighting the intensity of the battle that had taken place here in the past.
After observing for a while and failing to detect any danger nearby, Qin Nan immediately communicated with the copper mirror.
"Senior, I'm currently at the Ancient Battlefield of the Crimson Blood Ocean. I would like to know Tang Qingshan and his crew's whereabouts. I need your help. I would be extremely grateful if you're willing to do so. Feel free to tell me any request you have in return!"
The words were spoken with great sincerity.
This time, the copper mirror finally showed some reaction. It emitted a faint glow followed by an icy female voice, "Wait!"
"Wait? Wait for what? What does that mean?"
Qin Nan was stunned, and asked immediately, but the copper mirror had fallen silent.
"You've got to be kidding me…"
Qin Nan was instantly left speechless. Either you say nothing, or you say a single word 'wait'. Seriously?
"Senior Black Tortoise did mention that the mysterious succession is somehow related to this Ancient Battlefield. That means that there must be some way to find the succession somewhere here. I should look for it myself!"
Qin Nan made up his mind. He could not wait any longer. There were too many uncertainties for the time being.
His figure turned into a phantom as he weaved his way through the battlefield.
Qin Nan halted in his tracks and flicked his finger, clearing a layer of dirt before him, revealing a dark blue skeletal hand. Despite its age, he could still sense a strong intent from it.
"The owner of this hand must have possessed an outstanding cultivation. Its strength alone is not weaker than a half-Sacred Weapon, not to mention the will it possesses. Senior, I beg your pardon…"
Qin Nan reached out his hand and retrieved the skeletal hand.
What would be the reason not to retrieve any treasure upon stumbling onto it?
Following this, the Martial Highness Crystal within Qin Nan's dantian began to vibrate vigorously.
Qin Nan was startled and before he could react, the crystal unleashed a powerful absorption force aimed at the skeletal hand. Following a soft bang, it was as if the Martial Highness Crystal had come alive, emitting a few strings onto the skeletal hand.
The Martial Highness Crystal continued to suck the energy from within the skeletal hand like a starving wolf. A few seconds later, the energy was completely absorbed by the crystal.
The force of the Martial Highness Realm in Qin Nan's body did not increase, but his aura had improved significantly.
"This…" Qin Nan was astounded seeing this. "Does that mean this Martial Highness Crystal is able to devour anything in the world? Last time it was the wine, and now, the energy within the skeletal hand!"
He could not help but take a deep breath upon collecting his thoughts.
If that were the case, this Martial Highness Crystal was absolutely crazy!
At that instant, a sense of danger rose within Qin Nan's heart all of a sudden, prompting him to turn around quickly. He could see the illusionary figure of an ancient alligator tearing toward him.
Qin Nan let out a roar and summoned a giant bell, which chimed and shattered the alligator into pieces.
"This ancient alligator could easily kill an ordinary third-layer Martial Highness Realm cultivator. It must be a spiritual being formed from the auras that were left here from the battle…" Qin Nan mumbled to himself.
It seemed like dangers and fortunate encounters coexisted at this Ancient Battlefield.
Meanwhile, a strong eerie feeling rose within Qin Nan's heart.
"Somebody's watching me!"
Qin Nan's eyes coldened, but he pretended to keep walking forward.
A sudden shocking sword glow with an icy aura was fired from a rift, aimed at Qin Nan's chest.
The slash was filled with great murderous intent.
Qin Nan's figure instantly emitted the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire, forming a fire wall in front of him, blocking the slash. His left eye flickered thunderously as he dodged the rest of the attacks, before flinging his hand downward and grabbed the attacker's throat.
"Don't move! Otherwise, die!"
The attacker stopped moving.
Qin Nan finally realized that the throat he was clenching was extremely soft, causing him to take a closer look at the person before him. A pale tone, smooth skin, with hair tied up in a bun, a scholar's cap on the head, and a pair of icy eyes.
The one ambushing him was a woman, and a very gorgeous one at that.
"Duan Qing, please don't misunderstand. I'm here to help you." The woman wore a hesitant look before she said in a cold tone, as if Qin Nan owed her a great deal.
"Help me? Who are you?" Qin Nan wore a cold grin. Trying to kill him a moment ago, and saying she was here to help him now?
However, he was not in a rush to make his move. The woman had a cultivation of the sixth-layer Martial Highness Realm, and an eighth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit. There was a mysterious force within her body too, thus it was highly possible that she could be ranked on the the Hidden Dragon Ranking as well!
"I'm here to help you under the command of Patriarch Luan!" The woman snapped, "If you don't believe me, you might as well kill me now!"
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