Chapter 782 - Crimson Magic Mountain Range
With his left eye, Qin Nan noticed that although the people in the village were rich in Qi, but a hint of life force was missing from each of them. In other words, these people were not actual people, but mere phantoms that were displayed through some kind of illusion.
"A very interesting illusion...but!"
Qin Nan's eyes flickered and he stomped his foot forward.
The village before him instantly vanished and was replaced by a woods. Among the trees stood a cottage, on which the words 'Unfettered Sect' were written. A middle-aged man with disheveled hair wearing a white robe stood at the entrance, and beside him stood a young man.
The young man possessed a cultivation of the third-layer Martial Sacred Realm, with ten golden rays being emitted from his back together with a pitch-black phantom standing in the air that looked like a fiend.
"Impressive! The illusion that my Nightmare Martial Spirit created was easily overridden by a simple glance from you!" The eyes of the young man flickered with astonishment. He did not expect a genius from the Eastern Continent to be this powerful.
"Do you understand now? Your Nightmare Illusion is still too weak." The middle-aged man said while shaking his head.
"Master, I've learned my mistake."
The young man immediately brought his hands together.
"Qin Nan, it's exactly as you've thought. I'm the Unfettered Sword Progenitor, and this is my disciple, and yes, our Unfettered Sect has only us two." The Unfettered Sword Progenitor calmly glanced at Qin Nan.
Qin Nan let out a cough. It was his first time seeing a sect with only two people. He immediately shook his head and brought his fists together, "Senior, Mu Mu and a good friend of mine were captured by the Wuliang Mountain. I'm going to save them during the Great Ceremony of the Wuliang Mountain in eight days, and I'll need your help."
Qin Nan could tell that the Unfettered Sword Progenitor had reached the fifth-layer Martial Progenitor Realm. Therefore, with his assistance, there was no need to be scared of the two Martial Progenitors of the Wuliang Mountain.
As for the conflict between the Patriarch and the Unfettered Sword Progenitor, he had no intention of querying it.
"Qin Nan, right? The Sect Leader of the Wuliang Mountain has achieved the fourth-layer Martial Progenitor Realm. Meanwhile, their Supreme Elder—the Flying Alligator Progenitor—also possesses a cultivation of the second-layer Martial Progenitor Realm. Not to mention the countless experts of the Martial Sacred Realm, and various ancient protective measures. Even with my master's help, you won't be able to rescue your friends." The young man said.
"If senior is willing to help, it will surely be possible." Qin Nan said with a firm look.
The young man was startled, before his eyes showed a hint of speechlessness. He wasn't looking down on Qin Nan, but did he really think he himself could provide any significant help to them?
At that instant, the Unfettered Sword Progenitor who was relatively quiet suddenly flicked his finger. A terrifying brilliant sword glow slashed in Qin Nan's direction with a tremendous aura.
Even an eighth-layer Martial Sacred Realm would die instantly from the attack!
Qin Nan's left eye glittered while his figure dodged the attack with a flicker and arrived before them.
The eyes of the young man widened.
He clearly knew how powerful the attack was, but Qin Nan had managed to dodge it with ease!
He had never expected this ordinary-looking young man to possess such a terrifying cultivation!
He could even be compared to the geniuses on the Monarch Ranking!
"Mm, not bad." The Unfettered Sword Progenitor said after a slight ponder, "Qin Nan, I can help you once, but only this once. Before that, I would like to ask something from you; do you have a Primary Stone?"
"Master…" The young man immediately blurted out.
"A Primary Stone? Not a problem." Qin Nan was stunned. Despite being confused, he handed him a Primary Stone.
"I'll consider this as my reward. I'll go to the Great Ceremony of the Wuliang Mountain with you in eight days. It's been a long time since I've exercised too, maybe it's time to go and kill some people." The Unfettered Sword Progenitor received the Primary Stone and asked his guest to leave, "Kid, I, the Unfettered Sword Progenitor, am a man of my words. I'll never lie to you. You may leave now."
Qin Nan opened his mouth wide, but found himself speechless.
He was utterly confused by the Unfettered Sword Progenitor's attitude!
However, since the Patriarch had asked him to search for this Unfettered Sword Progenitor prior to his death, he must have his reasons.
"Senior, I've another favor to ask. My cultivation is still too weak, thus I'm keen to improve it further. I hope senior could tell me some place where I can rapidly improve my cultivation, regardless of the danger it contains." Qin Nan said.
Although getting help from the Unfettered Sword Progenitor was important, Qin Nan did not plan to entirely rely on him.
His own strength was his main concern.
"Rapidly improve your cultivation regardless of the danger?" The Unfettered Sword Progenitor hesitated for a moment, before taking out a piece of a map and shoving it into Qin Nan's hands. He then said with a lazy tone, "There's a forbidden area deep within the Crimson Magic Mountain Range. You can try your luck there if you don't fear death."
"Qin Nan, this Crimson Magic Mountain Range is not too far from here. As a matter of fact, the Wuliang Mountain and the Waterflow Sect are both built at the mountains. Deep within the mountain range, you will find various beasts, and also countless ancient secrets that even Martial Progenitors are unable to discover. Normally, the few formidable factions nearby would let their disciples train themselves there…" Yellow and Blacky explained through the experience they had once had here in the Middle Continent.
"Thanks, Sword Progenitor!"
Qin Nan made up his mind and brought his fists together without hesitation, before he swung his hand and summoned a rift to teleport himself away.
The young man standing beside the Unfettered Sword Progenitor was utterly dumbfounded. Had this Qin Nan decided to go to the forbidden area just like that?
"Master!' The young man shook his head and said with a slight hint of anger as a sudden thought crossed his mind, "Wasn't this Patriarch of the Eastern Continent your greatest foe? Wasn't he the one that stole your wife! Why are you still helping them?"
He was worried that the strange personality of his master would end up killing him one day.
"Child, you wouldn't understand. Enemy? My foe? Maybe." The Unfettered Sword Progenitor raised his head staring at the sky and mumbled, "Same as the old man, who told Qin Nan to come find me before his death. We both were rivals for each other for our entire lives, but now that he's gone, it feels like something is missing in my life."
Saying this, the eyes of the Unfettered Sword Progenitor glittered with tears.
The young man's heart shuddered. It was his first time seeing his unfettered master to show such sadness.
"Kid, prepare to brew the wine and sharpen the sword."
The Unfettered Sword Progenitor shook his head and withdrew his thoughts.
The young man's heart shivered. He clearly knew that his master would always enjoy some wine and sharpen his sword prior to a great massacre. However, this time, he did not stop him.
Meanwhile, the period it took an incense to burn later, Qin Nan's figure slowly arrived at the foot of the mountain range.
"So this must be the Crimson Magic Mountain Range?"
Qin Nan raised his head and scanned the place with his left eye emitting a purple flicker.
He was able to see quite a number of rogue cultivators fighting against beasts in the mountain range. Furthermore, he could also sense a powerful Qi presence deep within it, emitting an intimidating power.
"Hehe, Qin Nan, this is the Middle Continent! There are at least a few thousand places similar to this Crimson Magic Mountain Range! If this place were to exist in the Eastern Continent, it could easily be ranked as the third or fourth forbidden area…" Yellow and Blacky said.
After learning about the existence of the Vital Qi, they had been behaving well.
Qin Nan nodded, but what happened as he entered the mountain range was entirely beyond his expectations!