Book 10 Chapter 4 Pei San Meets Teng Qingshan
Several hundred Li away from Yi City, high above the clouds, a faint, flickering stream of light could be seen. Enveloped within the stream of light were Pei San, the High Priest of the Snowy Lotus Cult, and Li Jun. They were flying towards Yi City at a tremendous speed.
These three people were like celestial beings.
"Father, Yi City is right ahead" informed The High Priest of the Snowy Lotus Cult with a smile.
Pei San grinned as he looked towards Yi City.
Li Jun, positioned at the side, appeared nervous.Pei San had flown so fast that they had arrived above Yi City in such a short time, despite it being several hundred Li away. . As the three stopped, their figures could then be seen clearly.
Pei San looked down and laughed, "We are lucky. Jing Yi is indeed in Yi City."
In the inner court of Teng Qingshan's mansion in Yi City:
Teng Qingshan, who was practicing fist art, stopped abruptly. He looked up at the sky, confused. "Why is Little Jun here? She's not riding the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. No, this isn't right. It's not the black Power of the Heavens and Earth. It's a black hole? What-what is that?" Teng Qingshan muttered, his astonishment showing on his face.
He had detected the approaching auras in high altitude. However, he had only detected those of Li Jun and the High Priestess.
Simultaneously, he also noticed that the auras had seemed to have sunken into a black hole. An insane amount of the Powers of the Heavens and Earth had gathered around this black hole. Initially, Teng Qingshan thought that this black hole was merely a formation of the Power of the Heavens and Earth. However, when he examined it carefully, he realized something shocking…
This black hole was absolutely not a product of the Power of the Heavens and Earth!
Teng Qingshan rarely interacted with Emptiness Realm Experts. He knew that the energy of the Blind Swordmaster was black. However, this peculiar black hole did not resemble the Blind Swordmaster's energy at all.
"What is this?" How are Little Jun and the High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult flying? They are not riding demonic beasts. I am not picking up the aura of any Emptiness Realm Experts." Teng Qingshan was still dumbfounded when suddenly—
The black hole that enveloped Li Jun and the High Priestess halted in mid-air and descended from the sky like a meteorite. It fell rapidly towards the training field in the inner court.
"Roar~~" The Six Legged Bladelike Chi scuttled to Teng Qingshan's side. Its bloodshot red eyes appeared vigilant. It had also noticed the peculiarity of the black hole.
As the black hole appeared before their eyes, descending within the inner court, Teng Qingshan realized in surprise that the black hole was actually a bleak and flickering streak of peculiar energy. The High Priestess, Li Jun, and a brown-cloaked, fair-skinned, middle-aged man stood amidst this energy.
As calm as Teng Qingshan usually was, this time, he couldn't help but show his astonishment.
"Haha, Li Jun. It seems like my presence has surprised your husband." Pei San laughed and said.
"Huhe!" Li Jun called out as she ran to Teng Qingshan. Simultaneously, she introduced, "This is the Sovereign of the Heavenly God Palace."
Teng Qingshan looked on in disbelief as he thought to himself, "This man! I have seen him before! I can't believe he is the Sovereign of the Heavenly God Palace… It's Pei San! The mysterious wealthy man who bought Meng Dujuan in Wuan County City! The one who was protected by an Innate Expert! The man who had the audacity to disrespect Gu Shiyou!"
Whereas Teng Qingshan had thought of Pei San as mysterious, he had never expected him to have such a powerful background.
The Sovereign of the Heavenly God Palace!
No wonder Pei San didn't bother giving Gu Shiyou any respect! No wonder Pei San spoke with such an arrogant tone. Indeed…In the eyes of the Sovereign of the Heavenly God Palace, even the entire Qing Hu Island was of no importance. "However, back then, despite the fact that Pei San looked down on Gu Shiyou, he had wanted something from me. He even asked his bodyguard to test me. I wonder why."
Teng Qingshan was baffled, but he still appeared calm.
"Pleased to meet the Sovereign." Teng Qingshan said, hastily cupping his hands.
Pei San smiled back, appearing cordial as he replied, "Should I refer to you as Jing Yi or Foreign Dignitary Huhe?"
"Huhe." Teng Qingshan answered.
Pei San nodded and said, "Foreign Dignitary Huhe, you seemed to be very surprised when you saw me… Why is that?"
Teng Qingshan shook his head and said, "Sovereign, I have never met you before, therefore, I was slightly surprised when I saw you. The other reason- in fact, the main reason is because I detected a black hole around the Sovereign. Even with control of my domain, I could still not sense your aura. Thus, I was astounded."
Even as Pei San was standing before Teng Qingshan at that very moment, Teng Qingshan still felt as if Pei San's body was being enveloped by a black hole.
"A black hole? That's an interesting description." Pei San's eyes brightened as he laughed, "It seems l Foreign Dignitary has never met an Insightful Emptiness Realm Expert." Pei San no longer suspected anything… It was normal for an Emptiness Realm Expert to feel shock during an encounter with an Insightful Emptiness Realm Expert, especially during a first encounter. The Emptiness Realm Expert can only sense the black hole, instead of the sunlit, blinding aura of the soul.
"Yes," Teng Qingshan nodded as he replied.
"When you achieve the culmination of the Emptiness Realm and break into the Insightful Emptiness Realm, your aura will be the same as mine," Pei San explained with a smile, "As one reaches the Insightful Emptiness Realm, their power is drawn from the world that exists within the expert himself. Therefore, Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts are rejected by the Land of the Nine Prefectures.
"The domain of an Emptiness Realm Expert contains the Power of the Heavens and Earth, and that power is used to observe the auras within one's domain." Pei San expounded, "I use the Power of my own world. The Powers of the Heavens and Earth in the Land of the Nine Prefectures are unable to examine my strength. Therefore, you only detect a dark nothingness."
Hearing this, Teng Qingshan understood.
What he couldn't examine was the dark nothingness!
"As expected of the Insightful Emptiness Realm!" Teng Qingshan thought to himself.
The slightly plump middle-aged man didn't seem intimidating at all. However, his domain was clearly saying that the person before his eyes was an existence that cannot be trifled with.
"I see." Teng Qingshan smiled apologetically and said, "I am ignorant and inexperienced. I have never seen an Insightful Emptiness Realm Expert! Please, excuse my ignorance! Sovereign, please have a seat and rest here." Teng Qingshan led the way and brought Pei San and the other two to a pavilion. Immediately, Teng Qingshan and Pei San were seated.
"Little Lian and Li Jun, sit." Pei San seemed very down-to-earth.
"Yes, father." The High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult took hold of Li Jun's hand and sat down.
"Pei San has encountered me many years ago. It seems like he doesn't recognize me now. Hm… Even Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts are not much better at identifying people than Emptiness Realm Experts," Teng Qingshan pondered and deduced. However, this time, he was wrong. In fact, Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts are much better at identifying people than Emptiness Realm Experts.
As Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts do not rely on the Power of the Heavens and Earth in the Land of the Nine Prefectures, they instead rely on the power of their own world.
Emptiness Realm Experts depend on the Power of the Heavens and Earth in the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Because the Emptiness Realm Experts are life forms that exist within the heavens and earth, the power that they possessed was only considered a loan. Therefore, Emptiness Realm Experts could only detect the aura of the life forms.
However, it was a different story for the Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts!
As they scanned with the use of the power of their own world, they are able to visualize and see the things that were detected. When Teng Qingshan was in Huyue County, Pei San, using the power of his world, had been able to see the Splitting Mountain Axe and the Reincarnation Spear, despite them being in the box.
The Emptiness Realm Experts are only able to sense, while Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts are able to visualize. This was the difference.
Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts are unable to be constantly aware of their surrounding areas to thirty-four Li like Emptiness Realm Experts. Because Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts are rejected by the heavens and earth, they only release a hint of their power when necessary. This hint of power will fly like a long thread and scan the area.
The Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts can't afford to use the power of their own world recklessly. Therefore, there are unable to detect the eastern, western, southern, and northern areas as well as underground areas all at the same time. The Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts can only release a threadlike hint of their power. This saves them the most energy.
The length of that threadlike power is also related to how the cultivation of the Insightful Emptiness Realm Expert. The threadlike power that experts attain during the Novice Insightful Emptiness Realm release and the threadlike power that an expert who has achieved the total culmination of the Insightful Emptiness Realm release are different in length. The stronger the expert, the longer the threadlike power. Omnipotent Experts are able to resist the pressure given by the Land of the Nine Prefectures, thus, the area that they are able to examine is incredibly huge.
Pei San and Teng Qingshan conversed leisurely. Occasionally, the High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult would interject, adding a few words here and there.
"Foreign Dignitary Huhe,the Heavenly God Palace had formerly destroyed Xiao Yao Palace and had conquered the whole of Qingzhou. However, that old bastard of Xiao Yao Palace escaped. Recently, that bastard has attacked an important sector of the Heavenly God Palace three times. My Heavenly God Palace has lost several Innate Experts and some elite figures. This has enraged me." Although Pei San had said that he was enraged, he did not sound mad. However, flashes of lightning flickered in his eyes, which appeared very daunting.
At that instant, Teng Qinghsan could sense the intense and strong aura which Pei San emanated.
"Pei San is really mad." Teng Qingsahn thought to himself, "However, this showed that Pei San was scheming. Despite his anger, he spoke in an orderly manner.
"The Heavenly God Palace has not been able to catch him as we do not possess an earth-drilling Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast." Pei San looked towards Teng Qingshan and said, "Huhe, the first reason why I came to visit is so that I could meet you in person, since I have never met you before." Pei San really did not recognize Teng Qingshan.
It was no wonder why Pei San had not noticed. Teng Qingshan's height and appearance had changed. By changing his muscles and bones, Teng Qingshan had changed his appearance. He did not use a human-skinned mask or any makeup.
Moreover, ever since he attained the Emptiness Realm, the aura of his soul has become different.
Pei San was an Insightful Emptiness Realm Expert, but he still didn't recognize Teng Qingshan.
"The second reason was to ask you to help me with this. I need your Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast." Pei San smiled and said as he looked towards Teng Qingshan, "I heard that this Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast of yours can drill the earth at an extremely fast speed. Apparently, it was so fast that it caught the demonic wolf of the Shooting Sun God Mountain easily and even broke its tail."
Teng Qingshan nodded with a grin. He couldn't deny this, as too many people knew about this.
"Sovereign, my agreement does not matter. The Bladelike Chi itself has to agree." Teng Qingshan answered.
"Yes, Emptiness Realm Demonic Beasts have quite the temper." Pei San nodded and replied, "I just hope that you and Li Jun would be willing to help me persuade this demonic beast.. If you two are willing to help, Pei San will grant you two a favor! It's rare for me to owe anyone favors. In the future, you two can use this favor and ask me to do one thing for you. Even if it was to kill someone in Emperor Yu's Hall or Mani Temple, I will do it.
Teng Qingshan was taken aback and immediately exchanged glances with Li Jun.
A favor from Pei San?
A favor from the Sovereign of the Heavenly God Palace would be extremely valuable.