Chapter 692 - The Blind Swordsman
Qin Nan's eyes flickered with excitement.
Gong Yang led Qin Nan and proceeded straight toward the main area of the Dao-Seeking Mountain.
Along the journey, Qin Nan got a better understanding of the structure of the Dao-Seeking Mountain—among the thirty-six mountains, twelve of them were for the outer disciples, ten for the inner disciples, eight for the core disciples, and five for the elders.
Furthermore, the rules were extremely strict. Inner disciples were prohibited from entering the mountains of the core disciples. Those who broke the rules would be instantly sentenced to death.
Gong Yang was one of the five core disciples of the Dao-Seeking Mountain.
Gong Yang halted his steps.
The duo had arrived at the foot of the primary mountain. It was towering and had a formidable aura. Even the first peak of the Qinglong Sacred Area was nothing compared to it. He could faintly see a palace emitting a powerful aura at the top of the mountain.
Qin Nan quickly glimpsed with his left eye of the Divine God of Battle. As he had thought, his ability was blocked, preventing him from taking a peek.
"The palace at the top is probably something like the Sect Leader's Hall. Its power is more terrifying than White Tiger City…"
Qin Nan mumbled to himself as he set his gaze onto the path before him.
A huge set of stairs extended toward the peak of the mountain. Its end was covered in snow, thus it was impossible to tell where the stairs were leading to.
However, the stairway itself was extraordinary. Each step was covered in ancient runes like eyes watching the passersby.
"This is the Heavenly Eyes Path, a formation that was constructed by a Martial Progenitor. Anyone who has had their appearances changed will be revealed here…"
Gong Yang explained as he set foot onto the stairs. He had been extremely nervous when he had first arrived here, but the power of the Mortal Appearance-Changing Technique was so outstanding that even the formation failed to peek through his disguise.
Qin Nan's eyes wore an approving look.
Without a doubt, the Heavenly Eyes Path was set up to prevent enemies from sneaking in.
Although he was not too fond of the Dao-Seeking Mountain, among the Four Great Factions, the Dao-Seeking Mountain was indeed the leading faction, with a formidable power.
The duo proceeded through the Heavenly Eyes Path.
"By the way, what exactly happened to the Dao-Seeking Treasure Vault?" Qin Nan asked.
If he wasn't mistaken, it might be related to the right arm of the Divine God of Battle, thus he was eager to learn the details.
"It happened a few days ago. I'm not too sure as I was cultivating in seclusion, but I did hear that even Progenitor Wen Dao was startled by it, which attracted various geniuses and rogue cultivator experts here from many places." Gong Yang shook his head.
"Even Progenitor Wen Dao was startled by it?"
Qin Nan's eyes flickered sharply.
Following this, they exited the Heavenly Eyes Path and arrived on the mountainside.
Both Qin Nan's left eye and left arm began to buzz even stronger than before. If Qin Nan had not reacted in time and withheld the urge, it would most likely have stirred a chaos.
"I can sense a mysterious connection coming from inside the mountain…"
Qin Nan murmured as he raised his head and looked forward.
On the mountainside stood a dojo constructed from blue rocks. Even though the dojo was not emitting any aura, it had an ancient feeling to it.
The dojo was currently extremely crowded with cultivators.
At the end of the dojo was a thirty-zhang tall entrance to a cave, covered in a mystical glow that served as a barrier.
Close to the entrance was an old man sitting on the ground with his legs crossed. His eyes were shut tightly and scars could be seen on his eyelids. His hair was disheveled and on his back was a mysterious sword. Despite the heavy snowfall, not a single flake landed within ten meters of the old man.
"So he is the Blind Swordsman?"
Qin Nan became restless as he quickly scanned him with his left eye of the Divine God of Battle.
He could sense a terrifying destructive aura within the Blind Swordsman's body. It acted like a giant parasite that harmed his body, as if it was consuming his cultivation.
If he wasn't mistaken, the destructive aura was the reason that the Blind Swordman was suffering from a severe injury.
"I'll bring you there!"
Gong Yang suddenly unleashed his aura as if he was drawing a godly sword out of its sheath.
The Dao-Seeking Mountain emphasized the strength of their disciples. As one of the core disciples, he had all the reason to showcase his cultivation!
The cultivators on the dojo were awakened by the aura, who wore stunned expressions after turning their heads around.
"It's Senior Brother Yang Gong! Why is he here?"
"Hmm, I have never seen the young man beside him before!"
The crowd consisted of disciples of the Dao-Seeking Mountain and rogue cultivators from various places. They were here to take a look at the Dao-Seeking Treasure Vault, but it was a surprise for them that a genius like Yang Gong would be here too.
Slowly the crowd split, creating a path in the middle that led to the Blind Swordsman.
Gong Yang wore an expressionless face as he and Qin Nan walked side by side.
"Are you Yang Gong?"
As the duo took a few steps forward, the Blind Swordsman at the entrance of the cave suddenly spoke with a hoarse yet magnetic voice, as if a few aging doors were being pushed open at the same time.
The crowd was stunned.
As expected of Yang Gong!
When they had arrived, Senior Blind Swordsman had completely ignored their presence.
Now, Yang Gong had just arrived and Senior Blind Swordsman immediately spoke to him.
"Senior, I've got a request. This man is my brother whom I've grown up with, a dear friend of mine. He recently heard about the rare occurrence that took place here, thus he's interested in checking it out…"
Gong Yang was sincerely respectful toward the Blind Swordsman.
Qin Nan brought his fists together too. However, his eyes subconsciously glanced at the entrance to the Dao-Seeking Treasure Vault.
The feeling of being summoned...
Was getting stronger!
A faint grin appeared on the Blind Swordsman's face.
Qin Nan and Gong Yang were startled hearing this.
At that instant...
Following the explosion, a figure arrived with the speed of a meteor, carrying a formidable aura.
The crowd, including Qin Nan, turned around. With a glimpse, Qin Nan began to wear a strange expression.
The one arriving was none other than Zhu Hang!
However, Zhu Hang was no longer the same as before. His face was filled with a sinister look while his eyes flickered coldly. It was obvious that his recent trip to the Crimson Blood Ocean had had a huge impact, which had completely changed him.