A couple could be seen walking out from the gates of Swallow City to go for the roads beyond.
It was Bai Yunfei and Tang Xinyun. The two of them were leaving Swallow City early as per their original plan to return home to Mo City.
The two did spend a little bit of time to talk with Xiao Nan and his wife a bit. They learned that the husband and wife duo were planning to stay in Swallow City for a few days before returning to the Capital. Since their travel plans differed, the two decided to not travel together.
Their trip back to Mo City wasn't a fast one despite how fast they had left Swallow City. They chose to walk rather than to fly or teleport along the way. Both Bai Yunfei and Tang Xinyun were also planning to take small detours whenever.
Bai Yunfei had been a little absent-minded ever since they left Swallow City. He was a little restless on using the Nephrite Throne fragment.
Having the chance to upgrade something was just far too tempting for him to not use it...
When the urge was finally too much for him to withhold, he turned to Tang Xinyun. "Xinyun, I'm going to go into the Core World for a moment. I want to use the fragment."
Having anticipated his ask for a while now, Tang Xinyun laughed. "Do as you want. I can walk for a while myself, it's no trouble."
"Alright, I'll be going then." Bai Yunfei nodded before disappearing. The Core Stone was all that remained of him before it dropped into Tang Xinyun's hand.
She wrapped the Core Stone and the string it was on around her wrist. Looking up at the two birds flying around her head, she smiled before continuing her journey forward…
Within the Core World.
The moment Bai Yunfei stepped onto solid ground within the Core World, a black streak came rushing up to him. Bai Yunfei watched as the black streak wagged its tail as if excited to see him.
It was the shar-pei that could eat primal stones. Lao Sha.
Bai Yunfei smiled and took out two mid-grade primal stones. "Eat this over by the side, I've a few things to do so don't disturb me."
The dog took both primal stones into its mouth with a short wag of its tail. Nodding its head, the dog sauntered off…
Lao Sha seemed to gain some sentience over the past few days. Aside from the fact that it could eat primal stones though, Bai Yunfei didn't really see anything else the dog could do.
"Long Lan has to be close to done with his training, or at least is a substantial ways away from when he began. I got him a decent amount of soulgems this time, hopefully, he'll become a Mid-stage class seven soulbeast…"
Long Lan had been in the Core World for the past few days to train. He was in there even when Bai Yunfei was crafting the Black Phantom. To avoid any disturbances, Xiao Fang had to segregate Long Lan into a different dimension during that time.
Thanks to the blood of the Black Dragon King in him and the teachings of his master Long Zhen, Long Lan had a special training method suited for him to train with. His first attempt at training had landed Long Lan at the midway point between the early-stage class seven soulbeast and the mid-stage class seven soulbeast level. There was only a short amount of distance left to go before he'd become a mid-stage class seven soulbeast.
Bai Yunfei didn't want to intrude on Long Lan's training so he went a little farther away before sitting down to concentrate.
It had been a long mental battle, but Bai Yunfei had his decision now. Eyes twinkling madly, he untied the Soul Sentinel Scarf around his forehead and took out the Nephrite Throne fragment.
He had finally decided to upgrade the Soul Sentinel Scarf!!
Splitting apart the +13 Guaranteed Upgrade Stone into two pieces was far too risky. There was a very real chance that he would've ended up with two pieces of +11 Guaranteed Upgrade Stones instead of +12, and that'd frustrate him to no end. Even the better case scenario of having a +11 and +12 Guaranteed Upgrade Stone wouldn't be as profitable as a +13 Guaranteed Upgrade Stone. Considering all those options, Bai Yunfei decided to just use the stone as is.
It had been a long and hard battle to choose which item to upgrade. Weighing his options, Bai Yunfei realized that at his level of strength, the chances to use the Critical Glove would be considerably less than the usage of the Soul Sentinel Scarf. Most Soul Kings used elemental attacks and soul attacks to fight rather than physical ones, so close quarter combat with the Critical Gloves seemed less likely to occur. That meant it was more practical to upgrade the Soul Sentinel Scarf.
He stared at both items in his hands and slowly exhaled. Now wasn't the time to rush things. He had to take things carefully and ensure that he could peer into the 'Planar Laws' the Upgrade Technique was affected by.
When he felt like he was in the most optimal state, Bai Yunfei slowly pressed both items together…
A sliver of energy flowed out from his body and into thin air the moment he decided to upgrade. A transparent ripple flowed out from his body before traveling to the fragment in his left hand.
The strange thing was how the fragment reacted to the ripple of energy. Melting like a pile of snow under the hot sun, the fragment started to dissipate into the air to turn into a white mist!
It circulated around like in a tornado before traveling up to his right hand where the Soul Sentinel Scarf was. As if being absorbed, the mist was sucked into the Soul Sentinel Scarf!
The transparent bubble of energy was taking on a more definitive form now as the white powder from the fragment was sucked into the Soul Sentinel Scarf.
Meanwhile, Bai Yunfei could sense that there was a change going on within the Soul Sentinel Scarf…
Bai Yunfei's eyes flashed with a keen light. He looked like he had seen something that had further enlightened him…
"The Planar Laws!! Its presence is even stronger than before!!" Xiao Fang materialized into the Core World. "He…he's able to understand the Planar Laws? That's…that's not possible. A Soul King shouldn't be able to do that! I can't believe this…"
……Upgrade SuccessfulEquipment Grade: Low Divine
It took a while before the notification of success appeared in Bai Yunfei's head. But he wasn't focused on that. He was still staring at the Soul Sentinel Scarf with unfocused eyes and a focused mind. It looked like he had finally understood something and was thinking hard about it.
Staring at him from a distance, Xiao Fang let out a sigh. "It's too short…the Planar Laws are gone already. How much…did he understand?"