Chapter 688 - Dao-Seeking Mountain
The Dao-Seeking Mountain was located in an area in the far north of the Eastern Continent, covered in snow throughout the year. It was not exactly a single mountain, but rather a combination of a few snowy mountains, each with palaces constructed above them.
Over the past dozens of years, among the Four Great Factions, the Dao-Seeking Mountain had had the best luck as they were able to produce great talents. Among the top ten entries on the Hidden Dragon Ranking, five of them were from the Dao-Seeking Mountain.
Qin Nan embarked on his journey from White Tiger City. With his current cultivation, it would take him at least ten days to reach the Dao-Seeking Mountain.
Under normal circumstances, he had expected the journey to be quite challenging, but luckily, Gong Yang with his disguise of Yang Gong had earned quite some status in the Dao-Seeking Mountain, thus he would be of great help and save him a lot of trouble.
"I can't use my identity of Duan Qing this time. Progenitor Wen Dao would surely target me…"
A sudden thought crossed his mind as he continued his journey within the rifts.
It cracked him up.
Regardless of his identity of Qin Nan or Duan Qing, it appeared that it was natural for him to befoe the Dao-Seeking Mountain. Despite trying to disguise himself, he still ended up as the number one enemy of the Dao-Seeking Mountain.
"Seniors, please teach me something useful…"
Qin Nan pondered for a moment before transmitting his voice to the Martial Progenitors.
The eyes of the Martial Progenitors flickered. Nice one kid, you finally have something to ask for.
"Here's some Chaos Qi!" Qin Nan gave them a thousand streams of Chaos Qi each.
"Mm, it seems like you're behaving well. I'll teach you this Monarch Cloud Art. It's not an ancient Martial Skill, but a Monarch Skill—one that was invented by the Great Cloud Monarch…" The Disordered Ocean Progenitor pretended to be unwilling by wearing an aching expression as he shared a powerful move with Qin Nan's Divine Sense.
"A Monarch Skill?"
Qin Nan's eyes glittered.
A Monarch Skill was considered a great invention of Martial Monarchs.
The outstanding skills that Sima Kong had used to break the defense of the Trading Alliance were all Monarch Skills, allowing them to rob the Trading Alliance.
In terms of strength, even the Art of the Immortal Vermilion Bird could not match the power of a Monarch Skill. However, the only difference was that the nature of the Art of the Immortal Vermilion Bird had its unique capabilities.
"Let's take a look at this Monarch Skill!"
Qin Nan soon gathered his focus and dived deep into the process of learning the skill.
This Monarch Cloud Art turned out to be a movement technique with an imperious strength.
Once mastered, his body would be light as a cloud.
A cloud, discernible like mist.
By utilizing this characteristic, his figure would become unrestricted like a cloud, thus preventing his enemies from tracking him. Meanwhile, he could move swiftly undetected and execute his powerful moves!
It had the potential to be perfectly synchronized with the abilities of his left eye of the Divine God of Battle, making him undefeatable.
"In the beginning of the world, a mist rose up into the air and turned into a cloud…"
Qin Nan's Martial Skill Talent was fully displayed at that instant.
The secrets of the Monarch Skill arose within his heart like a screen being lit up.
Three hours later...
Qin Nan's figure suddenly became as light as a feather.
With a mere step forward, a ferocious gust of wind was produced. In the blink of an eye, he had moved a few li forward without any sign of movement, as if he did not belong to this world.
"Mm? Mm?" Both the Disordered Ocean Progenitor and the Crimson Blood Progenitor were startled with their eyes open wide.
What was that? Had they actually witnessed that?!
Had this kid comprehended the Monarch Cloud Art in merely three hours?
His Martial Skill Talent was ridiculous!
"I'm slowly stacking up too many ancient Martial Skills on myself, and now this Monarch Skill. It's going to be a burden to me in battles at this rate…"
Qin Nan wore a stern look instead of being joyful.
If a cultivator was a water tank, the ancient Martial Skills would be the water inside the tank. When the amount of water exceeded the capacity of the tank, the water would leak out and be wasted.
"Kid, are you anxious because you've learned too many ancient Martial Skills?" The Disordered Ocean Progenitor asked seriously as if he was aware of something, "Do you understand the Martial Progenitor Realm? Think of it as the progenitor of the path of cultivation, just like primary force, think of it as naturalizing the skills into their primal forms…"
"Martial Progenitors? Primary force of the path of cultivation? Primal forms?"
Qin Nan was stunned, with his mind was bombarded with various thoughts. However, the vision in his mind was still blurry, as if he were unable to learn anything from the explanation.
After all, his cultivation was only at the Martial Highness Realm. He had yet to reach the Martial Sacred Realm, thus it was impossible for him to comprehend the secrets of the Martial Progenitor Realm.
However, the words from the Disordered Ocean Progenitor had reminded him of something.
Maybe he should try to return his ancient Martial Skills and the Monarch Skill back into their primal forms and become his personal arts!
"Thank you, senior!"
Qin Nan's eyes flickered as he stomped his foot and unleashed the Art of Heart-Calming and Deon-Expelling, the Vermilion Bird Striking the Heavens, Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire, the saber intents of the Aging slash, etc.
His figure had turned into a burning fireball that continued to change rapidly.
Time gradually passed.
As Qin Nan advanced on his journey, he managed to learn a lot, but he had yet to comprehend his own art. However, he was able to switch rapidly between the ancient Martial Skills now, thus improving his strength to the next level.
"Mm? It seems like I've arrived at the Snowy City…"
Qin Nan's figure exited the rift and descended onto the ground.
Below him was an enormous city covered in snow that emitted the powerful aura of a Sacred Weapon.
Many cultivators of the Eastern Continent would travel to the Dao-Seeking Mountain, and there was no reason for the Dao-Seeking Mountain to reject their visits. Therefore, the faction had established the Snowy City, where the Dao-Seeking Straw Outfit was sold. This outfit allows the cultivators to resist the extreme weather, and prevented them from being targeted by the cultivators of the Dao-Seeking Mountain.
Qin Nan swiftly entered the city and bought a Dao-Seeking Straw Outfit.
"This Dao-Seeking Mountain is the same as Progenitor Wen Dao—greedy! A mere straw outfit cost me twenty thousand Primary Stones. I almost spent all of my pills on it…"
Qin Nan wore an unpleasant look.
The straw outfit was only made with a certain type of fiery grass, which cost less than two Primary Stones.
Qin Nan put on the straw outfit after letting out a sigh, and entered a portal under the guidance of the guards.
The entire sky was filled with snow as the howl of the storm felt like the roars of magnificent beasts.
In the midst of the snowfall, he could vaguely see the silhouettes of giant mountains.
"It seems like someone is guarding this place too…"
Qin Nan raised his head staring into the sky. He could detect the presence of a few figures, whose cultivation had reached the sixth-layer Martial Highness Realm.
Qin Nan withdrew his gaze and headed straight to the Dao-Seeking Mountain.
Flying was forbidden in this area.
An hour later, Qin Nan forced out his final step and exhaled deeply.
Before him was an icy path that led straight up to the first icy mountain, which served as the entrance of the Dao-Seeking Mountain.
"I've finally arrived…"
Qin Nan's eyes flickered sharply as he set his foot onto the icy path.
The left eye and the left arm of the Divine God of Battle shuddered violently in excitement.
It was as if they had met an old friend.