Book 7 Chapter 28 Grass of Immortality
The Undying Phoenix’s eyes were blazing with fire as it stared at Teng Qingshan, while the Blue Luan at the side seemed to have great faith in Teng Qingshan as it flapped its wings and screeched twice.
When Teng Qingshan began performing, the earth quivered, and as Teng Qingshan performed the 《Earth Element Fist》, flashes of an earthy yellow colored lighting could be seen on his entire body. He seemed like a god. As he moved his fists and legs, the earth trembled, and the power of the earth element within an area of ten zhangs was stirred.
Li Jun could only blink her eyes and watch as she couldn’t understand anything.
The Blue Luan could feel the extremely profound Dao that Teng Qingshan’s fist art contained, while the Undying Phoenix could distinctly sense the movements of the earth element.
The eyes of the Undying Phoenix showed surprise!
The Dao of the Heavens cannot be described!
As it couldn’t be describe through words, if the disciples wanted to understand Dao, they must comprehend it themselves! Even the Undying Phoenix couldn’t teach its own child the Dao it had comprehended.
Most Emptiness Realm Experts understood Dao, but they couldn’t teach their disciples.
Only the extremely small number of Emptiness Realm Experts, or the Insightful Emptiness Experts that could build a world within their body and possessed a very thorough understanding of Dao, could teach their disciples through some intermediaries.
The intermediary could be the calligraphy that contained Dao. They could get their disciples to learn the calligraphy and have them comprehend Dao through the calligraphy.
Li Taibai’s 《Green Lotus Sword Melody》is an example!
“Screech~~” The Undying Phoenix emitted a joyous cry!
She didn’t expect that a human that hasn’t step into the Emptiness Realm could actually convey the meaning of Dao through some fist arts. Incredible!
After Teng Qingshan performed the six moves of the 《Earth Element Fist》, the force of fists transformed into the 《Water Element Fist》, and the earthy yellow colored lightning vanished, submerging in his body. Teng Qingshan’s entire body then flashed with streaks of blue lightning, and the surface of the nearby lake vibrated, causing splashes of water to flow towards Teng Qingshan fists.
His body moved, and as he moved his fists, a small dragon made of water could be seen swimming between the fists.
At this moment, the surprised Undying Phoenix was truly shocked.
It was because these two fist arts contained different Daos.
Even the master that it followed in the past comprehended the Emptiness Realm first through the Dao of the water element and advanced deeper into the Dao before he had a substantial increase in strength. As for this young human before its eyes, he was actually comprehending different Daos at the same time, and he could even express the Daos through his fist arts. How could this not shock him?
“Whew!” Teng Qingshan heaved a breath of air that seemed like an arrow.
Teng Qingshan’s godly appearance became ordinary again. He strided towards the mountain wall at the side, and with a “Chi——” sound, he pulled out his Reincarnation Spear.
“Screech~~screech~~” The Blue Luan cried towards its mother.
Li Jun said with a smile, “Big Brother Teng, the Blue Luan is asking its mother how good your fist arts are.” Teng Qingshan responded with a smile, but he was feeling extremely confident.
“Screech~~” The Undying Phoenix emitted a deep-sounding screech which resounded in the entire valley.
Teng Qingshan stared at Li Jun, and Li Jun grinned and explained, “The Undying Phoenix had already agreed. It also said that your fist arts are really good.” No matter how picky the Undying Phoenix was, it had nothing more to say when it saw Teng Qingshan’s fist arts.
“The Blue Luan’s quivered slightly, and it immediately transformed into an illusion. When the Blue Luan was visible again, it had already arrived by Teng Qingshan’s side.
“Screech~~Screech~~” The Blue Luan cried happily in front of Teng Qingshan.
“Big Brother Teng, look there,” Li Jun suddenly whispered as she pointed nearby.
Teng Qingshan looked over and a big black rock could be seen adjacent to the mountain wall. The big black rock had a faint dark red glow with a very smooth surface. Strangely, a small grass could be seen on the center of the rock. The small grass had five leaves, and a rainbow-colored glow was circulating on the leaves.
“Grass of Immortality!” Teng Qingshan could feel his heart quiver.
Teng Qingshan and Li Jun stared at each other with astonishment in their eyes.
Grass of Immortality! The treasure that could cause the land of the nine prefectures go crazy.
The Undying Phoenix had lived for an unknown number of years, thus, it naturally noticed where Teng Qingshan and Li Jun were looking.
“Unfortunately, it hasn’t ripened yet.” Teng Qingshan secretly sighed.
“The Grass of Immortality has seven leaves and shone seven colors. If one took a Grass of Immortality orally, he or she would be able to recover no matter how bad the wound is. It also increases your lifespan to two hundred more years.
“Screech~~” The Undying Phoenix emitted cries towards Teng Qingshan.
“Big Brother Teng!” Unknown of whether to cry or laugh, Li Jun said, “The Undying Phoenix said that the Grass of Immortality hasn’t ripened, thus, no matter how long you look at it, it’s useless.”
Teng Qingshan could only smile helplessly.
Suddenly, Li Jun stared at the Undying Phoenix in shock. The Undying Phoenix was still screeching, and at this moment, Li Jun’s face revealed a joyful expression as she hastily conveyed the message, “Big Brother Teng, the Undying Phoenix said that it is extremely hard for the Grass of Immortality to grow. For thousands of years, it has only cultivated sixteen Grass of Immortality. It gave three to its benefactor… hmm. Big Brother Teng, based on what it said, the benefactor should be the Poetic Sword God Li Taibai.”
“Benefactor?” Teng Qingshan was slightly surprised.
This Undying Phoenix is friend with Li Taibai?
As for the other three Grass of Immortality, when the Undying Phoenix went to the land of the nine prefectures, it apportioned the three Grass of Immortality to three humans,” Li Jun said.
Teng Qingshan was slightly surprised.
The Undying Phoenix went to the land of the nine prefectures before?
“Perhaps… the Undying Phoenix described in the book that recorded the information of the Blue Luan and the Undying Phoenix is the one before our eyes?” Teng Qingshan guessed.
Li Jun couldn’t hide the astonished expression as she continued saying, “The Undying Phoenix also said that about several dozen years ago, a human expert that understood the language of beasts came through the control of air and demanded a Grass of Immortality from it.”
“Understood the language of beasts?” Teng Qingshan felt slightly confused.
There are many people in this world that understood the language of demonic beasts.
The Heavenly God Palace definitely has people that understood the language of beasts! As for the Snow Hawk Hall that raised and trained the snow hawks, there must be people that understood the language of beasts since the teaching was passed down from generations to generations! Also, the Shooting Sun God Mountain could raise and tame Ink Wolves into their mounts, thus, it’s likely that there are experts of the language of beasts in their midst. However, a super powerful expert that understood the language of beasts and have reached the Emptiness Realm is very rare!
Unfortunately, Teng Qingshan didn’t know much about the Emptiness Realm Experts in the land of the nine prefectures.
“Little Jun, ask who the human is? Does it know the human?” Teng Qingshan inquired.
Li Jun was also very curious about this, so she immediately asked the Undying Phoenix. The Undying Phoenix casted a glance at Teng Qingshan and answered the questions.
“Big Brother Teng, the Undying Phoenix said that the person is an expert of the Daoist Sect. It also determined that the person should be a top figure in the land of the nine prefectures.” With a strange expression, Li Jun guessed, “Daoist Sect? Perhaps it is the Empress of my Heavenly God Palace? Someone of the Ying Family? Or someone from the Emperor Yu’s Hall?”
The eight supreme sects were all watched over by Emptiness Realm Experts.
However, the eight supreme sects rarely fought great battles, thus, the Emptiness Realm Experts had very little chance of fighting, which was why the people of the world didn’t really know them.
“Daoist Sect? Then it wouldn’t be someone from the Mani Temple.” Teng Qingshan sighed.
To be able to fly here through the control of air and demand Grass of Immortality, that person must be extremely powerful. Also, the incident happened about several dozen years ago, thus, it is possible that this Emptiness Realm Expert is still alive.
“Big Brother Teng.” Li Jun smiled and said in haste, “The Undying Phoenix said that the Grass of Immortality is very precious, and it is difficult for it to plant and nurture. There are only nine left, thus, it is impossible for it to just give it to us this way.”
Teng Qingshan also understood this point.
“However, it also said…” Li Jun said with a smile, “If the Blue Luan follows us and transform into the Undying Phoenix within ten years, then it will give us the remaining nine Grass of Immortality! If the Blue Luan transformed into an Undying Phoenix within a period of one hundred years, then it will give us three Grass of Immortality! If it was over a period of one hundred years, it will still give us a Grass of Immortality, but… it depends on whether if we are still alive.”
When Teng Qingshan heard this, he flashed a helpless smile.
“Ten years? The Undying Phoenix is really greedy.” Yet, Teng Qingshan also felt how this Undying Phoenix valued its only child.
If the Blue Luan could transform within ten years, the Undying Phoenix would give all nine Grass of Immortality to Teng Qingshan. It’s obvious that… in the heart of the Undying Phoenix, its child was a lot more valuable than the Grass of Immortality.
“I am now going to the Northern Sea Continent, thus, there’s not much use in taking the Grass of Immortality now. Maybe the Blue Luan will reach the Emptiness Realm when we return from the Northern Sea Continent. We can come take the Grass of Immortality by then!” Teng Qingshan thought to himself. He then smiled and said, “Little Jun, tell the Undying Phoenix that I agreed to its condition! I will try to nurture the Blue Luan.”
The sea waters swayed as the tungsten wood vessel broke through the waves and sailed forward. Now, the Divine Bird Blue Luan has boarded the tungsten wood vessel.
On the deck.
The short table was placed on the deck, and Teng Qingshan and Li Jun sat opposite each other while the Whole Gale Eagle and the Blue Luan also sat opposite each other. All of them were eating the three big bowls of fish that had just been roasted. Teng Qingshan and Li Jun shared a bowl, while the Whole Gale Eagle and the Blue Luan each had their own bowl of fish.
“Screech~~screech~~” The Blue Luan emitted cries of joy and continually gripped and ate.
It was its first time eating roasted fish, and it ate each fish with one gulp. Teng Qingshan and Li Jun had only finished half of their bowl, yet the Blue Luan had already finished the whole bowl of roasted fish.
“Haha, Little Blue ate really fast.” Teng Qingshan smiled.
“Yes, Little Grey has only ate half of the bowl of fish.” Li Jun smiled.
As the Blue Luan stared at the Whole Gale Eagle’s bowl, the Whole Gale Eagle’s eating speed immediately seemed to have decreased. It had only ate half a bowl, but feeling the intense glare of the Blue Luan, the Whole Gale Eagle immediately pushed the bowl with its sharp beak to the Blue Luan. It then screeched a few times, seemingly saying, “You eat. You eat.”
The Blue Luan screeched pleasingly and continued gripping and gulping.
“Big Brother Teng, did you realize something? Ever since Little Blue left with us, Little Grey has been very happy.” Li Jun snickered and casted a glance at the Whole Gale Eagle. At this moment, the Whole Gale Eagle was staring at the Blue Luan with eyes filled with luster. “Big Brother Teng, do you think Little Grey likes Little Blue?”
“The Whole Gale Eagle likes the Blue Luan?” Teng Qingshan was shocked.
However, hearing Li Jun’s words, Teng Qingshan recalled the signs shown by the Whole Gale Eagle after the Blue Luan boarded the boat.
“Right.” Teng Qingshan smiled. “The Bleu Luan must be very beautiful among birds. The Whole Gale Eagle is single, and thus, it is very normal for it to be fond of the Blue Luan, but… it is too weak. A flap of the Blue Luan’s wings could blast it away.”
Taking the Blue Luan along was a very wise choice, because… the Blue Luan had been to the Northern Sea Continent!
Three months later.
During evening, black clouds covered the sky and the fierce wind howled.
Teng Qingshan stood on the bow of the tungsten wood vessel and gazed at the chaotic region of sea. This region of sea has a great number of whirlpools, and the sea waters are turbulent.
“Big Brother Teng, according to what Little Blue said, the region of sea ahead is around two thousand to three thousand li. After we pass through this region of sea, we will be at the coastal waters of the Northern Sea Continent. Some of the islands in the coastal waters are inhabited by the people of the Northern Sea Continent,” Li Jun excitedly said. With a face full of stubbly beard, Teng Qingshan gazed into the distance as excitement filled his heart.
“It’s been over half a year!” Teng Qingshan’s eyes shone as he thought.
“After we pass this region, we will be at the coastal waters of the Northern Sea Continent, and we will reach the Northern Sea Continent within ten to fifteen days!”