Chapter 652 - Seventh-Layer Martial Highness, Martial Sacred Tomb
"What a surprise, after countless years, a mere sixth-layer Martial Highness is able to resist my saber intent! What a pity that only a stream of my will remains, and that my flesh is long gone. Otherwise, I would suppress my cultivation and challenge you to a duel!"
The illusionary figure let out a sigh as he continued, "My name is the Three-Sabered Sacred. I will cease to exist soon, and coincidentally, you seem to be a saber artist—a rather fateful encounter I should say. Although I'm not able to teach you everything I have, I can teach you the strongest move. Keep in mind, this slash is called....Aging!"
Following this, the illusionary figure turned into a white beam that entered Qin Nan's forehead. The white space surrounding him disappeared too, allowing his vision to return to the ground filled with ravines. Before he had time to react, his figure shuddered as his mind saw a different scene.
Within the scene, a man wearing a white robe holding a long saber slashed continuously at the sky...
Qin Nan focused on comprehending the scene, despite the fact that everything that had occurred was entirely beyond his expectations. A prolonged moment later, he collected his thoughts and mumbled with a stern look, "Although I'm unsure as to why, Senior, thank you for teaching me the move. I will master it to unleash its power to the fullest."
Saying this, Qin Nan sat with his legs crossed and began to comprehend the secrets behind the slash.
However, without his knowing, a faint saber intent was emitted from his body, forming a zone with a radius of ten meters around him, preventing anyone from coming close to him.
Luan Feng, who was standing not far away, became excited seeing this, "I was right, he was able to acquire the saber intent."
Each time the Crimson Blood Ocean became accessible, many cultivators had discovered the saber intent within this ravine, but none were able to earn its approval, including Luan Feng herself.
"Take your time, leave the rest to me."
Luan Feng withdrew her gaze as her figure slowly disappeared as she hid herself. After all, there were many cultivators currently in the Ancient Battlefield, thus she had to keep an eye out to prevent someone else from disturbing him.
Meanwhile, Qin Nan was fully immersed in the process of comprehension.
"The slash isn't too imperious, nor sharp, but it feels more obscure compared to other ancient Martial Skills…"
"Aging, aging, since that's the name of the slash, the key to it must lie within the word itself."
Qin Nan continued to observe the slashes executed by the white-robed man. He was able to learn new things from each repetition, allowing his understanding of Saber Arts to improve.
This lasted for an entire day.
The next day, Qin Nan's eyes sprang open all of a sudden as he grabbed his ancient saber and slashed forward. A saber glow flickered, causing the plants along its path to wither rapidly as their life force diminished.
Qin Nan's eyes flickered with astonishment. The slash alone could easily defeat a sixth-layer Martial Highness, or even resist a seventh-layer Martial Highness. On top of that, it might come in handy in certain situations.
This was Aging, a move that somehow possessed the power to control time. Although it was only at a foundational level, its power was extraordinarily strong.
If he were able to master it, giving him the ability to control time, how terrifying would that be?
"Not bad." Luan Feng's figure appeared out of nowhere. Despite the astonishment her heart was experiencing, she continued to wear an icy expression.
"It's all thanks to you." Qin Nan brought his hands together. He clearly knew that he was only able to find the saber intent with Luan Feng's help.
"Oh, let's go take a look at the bottom of the ravine." Qin Nan suddenly recalled something.
Before, as the ravine had been covered in saber intent, he was unable to peek into it. Since the saber intent was gone now, they could finally take a clearer look. His instincts were telling him that there had to be something hidden at the bottom.
He believed that Senior Three-Sabered Sacred would not simply leave his saber intent at a random place.
"Mm." Luan Feng nodded. She did know something about it, but her job was to provide full assistance to Qin Nan, thus every benefit was left for him.
The duo arrived at the bottom of the ravine with a flicker. Qin Nan immediately unleashed his left eye of the Divine God of Battle. He was left with a blank expression following a quick scan.
At the bottom of the ravine lay a hundred Crimson Badges that emitted a bloody-red glow. In addition to that, there were also a few hundred corrupted or poisoned herbs, and artifact fragments scattered everywhere.
"As I had expected, senior was trying to hide something underneath his saber intent…" Qin Nan became joyful and immediately said to Luan Feng, "Let's divide them equally!"
Luan Feng was taken by surprise, who shook her head and said with an expressionless face, "I'm here to help you under the command of my Patriarch. I won't be taking anything."
While saying this, her side glance landed onto the Crimson Badges.
The Heavenly Fortune Talisman was incredibly precious. Despite the fact that many geniuses were competing for it—thus making it extremely difficult to acquire—who would give up on such a chance? It would grant anyone a chance to enter the Heavenly Fortune Path...a chance to alter their destiny!
"If you don't want them, I shall destroy them instead!" Qin Nan waved his hand and summoned the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire. He had learned the exact same move from the Third Prince.
As expected, Luan Feng's eyelids jumped as she spoke in a helpless tone after realizing that Qin Nan was being serious, "Alright, I'll take the other fifty Crimson Badges, but I don't need anything else."
"That works too." Qin Nan pondered for a moment, before shoving fifty Crimson Badges into Luan Feng's hands, and storing the remaining stuff in his bag.
The Martial Highness Crystal instantly let out a buzz as it absorbed all the herbs.
"I might be able to rank up to the seventh-layer Martial Highness Realm with these…" Qin Nan immediately turned to Luan Feng, "Wait here, give me some time!"
Following this, he leapt into the sky and landed one li away.
A few explosions took place in his body continuously as the herbs were refined by the Martial Highness Crystal, turning into the force of the Martial Highness Realm.
When the last herb was thoroughly refined, an aura of the seventh-layer Martial Highness Realm was emitted from Qin Nan's body.
"Finally...a level up!"
Qin Nan let out a sigh of relief. Reaching the seventh-layer Martial Highness Realm would make him above average among the cultivators in the Ancient Battlefield.
With a kick, he returned to the ravine. Luan Feng unconsciously glanced at him, causing her expression to change tremendously as she blurted out, "Did you rank up to the seventh-layer Martial Highness Realm?"
As a Martial Highness, she clearly knew how difficult it was to produce the force of the Martial Highness Realm!
Duan Qing had only been a fifth-layer Martial Highness when he had first arrived at the Disordered Ocean City, and he had ranked up to the seventh-layer Martial Highness Realm in just a few days?
That was too unbelievable!
Was it because of the herbs?
"It's pure luck." Qin Nan smiled and switched the topics, "You were right, these Crimson Badges are located at the better fortunate encounters. Since time is running out, do you know where the next possible place is? Let's use our time wisely."
"Oh...right!" Luan Feng withheld the astonishment in her heart and said, "There is this place where a dying Martial Sacred Realm expert built himself a tomb after the great battle that took place…"
"A Martial Sacred's tomb?"
Qin Nan's eyes glittered hearing this.