AST 2007 - Spiritual Land Entrance, Gathering from All Over
“I have news here. Would you like to hear it?” asked Yu Xixuan, playfully.
“Of course, I would like to listen,” answered Qing Shui.
Qing Shui knew that the news referred by Yu Xixuan was very valuable. Otherwise, he would not take it seriously.
“Are you aware of the Northern Ice Domain, which was located just northwest of the Great Shang City? That area is saturated with Spiritual Energy, but it is without a Spiritual Vein or Spiritual Spring. There is an Energy Entrance there which can only be entered once every thousand of years. The Spiritual Energy within is very thick. The whole Spiritual Energy of the North Ice Domain may originate from the inside of the Energy Entrance.” Yu Xixuan said with a smile.
Qing Shui understood the situation. That area was a unique dimension that was sealed, similar to a teleporting formation with only one path leading to one location. Though you may be able to reach the exact same location if you traveled there by normal means, you must first know where the position of the place was. Plus, In the middle of the journey, there could be roadblocks. On the other hand, with the usage of the Energy Entrance, the travel would be safe and fast.
Qing Shui had gone to similar locations, such as the Sacred Land of Panacea or the place where he gained the Golden Battle God Inheritance and Tantai Lingyan’s Goddess Divine Set.
Qing Shui knew that these locations were treasures. If one was found within the Northern Ice Domain, Qing Shui would certainly go. Qing Shui turned towards Yu Xixuan and asked, “Is the news accurate?”
“Accurate, but this news is known by many forces. It is uncertain whether there would be room for us to enter.” Yu Xixuan said.
“Room? What room?” Qing Shui was annoyed. It would seem that this place was different from others he had entered before.
“This place only opens once every thousand of years. From what I hear, the first time the entrance opens, it only allows 50 people to enter. The energy inside the entrance would then reach its peak after a month. After that, the entrance will open for the second time. For those who are inside, they can leave. At the second opening, the people outside should not go in. Of course, there are those who rush inside, but they would be stuck inside for thousands of years.” Yu Xixua explained in a serious tone.
Qing Shui knew what Yu Xixuan said must be accurate. Even though he was uncertain about the source of her information. This information must have been passed down from one generation to another. Thousand and thousands of years of inherited knowledge were not uncommon within the ancient clans here.
Qing Shui knew that there would be quite a lot of people who would go, given that the entrance only opened once every thousand of years. This was the Northern Ice Domain and Qing Shui did not fear anyone here. However, there could be some people from other regions, such as the people from the Nine Continents World.
Though it was still uncertain whether the people from the Nine Continents World would take part on this occasion, carelessness was inexcusable. A better understanding of the situation was required.
“Do you know what treasures are inside? Should we go fight for them?” Qing Shui laughed as he asked.
“Of course, there would be lots of good items inside. This is a Spiritual Land. There would be Spirit Grass, Spirit Medicines, Spiritual Beasts, and other natural treasures. It would be up to chance, but there would be a possibility of being devoured by a Spiritual Beast.”
Qing Shui knew Yu Xixuan was not joking. This type of thing was not a matter to jest over. It was too real and too normal.
“When the time comes, we shall try.” Yu Xixuan said with some hesitation.
“We must go, but I will go alone. Next time, when there is no danger, I will bring you.” Qing Shui said with a laugh.
“Next time? It would be thousands of years by then. The question would be whether we would still be alive…”
“When will the Energy Entrance open?” Qing Shui asked. He was happy to know that Yu Xixuan would be going.
“Three days from now, at noon.”
“Good. Let’s make some preparations, then we will rush over together.”
Three days’ time passed quickly, Qing Shui and Yu Xixuan were on their way to the Energy Entrance area. Though there was still some time before it was noon, they had already gone near the entrance to familiarize themselves with the geography. Even if they rushed over now, they would have lots of time to spare.
Around dawn, the sun rose from the east. A thousand streams of light shone on the land and a miraculous sight could be seen. This was an area of effect that could not be seen in Qing Shui’s previous life. The sky was higher; the earth was wider; the people’s field of vision was farther. The strength of the experts in this world was at least two times stronger than in his previous life. Considering that they were all martial artists here, it was even more miraculous.
The Energy Entrance was located in a large valley. A lot of people had gathered here; the ground was completely covered by them. The air was filled with the smell of grass, with the sunlight shining down, the grass seemed to move along with the breeze.
There were only a few trees here, many of which were not tall. At this time, groups of men would gather around. Some were drinking wine, others were drinking tea. Though everyone looked relaxed, after paying closer attention, anyone can notice that none of them were just lazing around.
Qing Shui had thought of allowing the Barbarian Emperor and gang to come, but then he decided not to. This area was already the border of the Nine Continents World. Spiritual Land’s opening would attract many formidable martial artists and the dangers would also be greater.
Qing Shui believed that he could escape without any issues. Given Yu Xixuan’s strength, she was comparably more formidable than Barbarian Emperor and others. Therefore, Qing Shui did not plan to stop Yu Xixuan from going. In the Great Shang City, there were not many people who were stronger than Yu Xixuan.
Qing Shui and Yu Xixuan found a quiet area to rest. There was some time before the Energy Entrance would open.
This area was a part of the Northern Ice Domain. Qing Shui could see the Shang Clan, Lang Clan, Qiao Clan, and Northern Underworld Immortal Palace, though Qing Shui could not see Luan Luan or Beiming Xue.
“Qing Shui, this area is within the Northern Ice Domain and many large clans reside within its cities. Each city has a formidable force. However, a lot of them are not native of the Northern Ice Domain. We would never know if they are originally from the Nine Continents World or not. We should be careful.” Yu Xixuan said while observing their surroundings.
“En, I will.”
“Oh, is that not the Great Sun Immortal Palace?” Yu Xixuan exclaimed with surprise.
Qing Shui followed Yu Xixuan’s line of sight and glanced towards the people around them. The group they were looking at had several dozens of people. Qing Shui could feel formidable Qi fluctuations throughout, some of them emitted an aggressive aura.
Qing Shui did not have enough time to say something before Yu Xixuan exclaimed with astonishment, “People from the Bright Moon Palace are here. With the Great Sun Immortal Palace being here, of course the Bright Moon Palace would show up.”
Qing Shui saw a group of people dressed in red and white clothes. Most of them were men, but each of them was alluring and more feminine than women. This was only Qing Shui’s feeling, and he was unsure why he felt like that.
“Do you feel that they are beautiful? This is due to their martial arts’ technique. It is indeed very strong. Though rumor said that if a man trains in the arts of the Bright Moon Palace, they will forgo the ability to marry and have children. However, the reason is unclear.” Yu Xixuan laughed as she spoke to Qing Shui.
Qing Shui laughed with embarrassment. He knew that Yu Xixuan knew the reason. Qing Shui felt that the Bright Moon Palace had a cultivation technique, which was similar to the one that was created by an old eunuch called Sunflower Scripture.
“Are those guys considered as the residents of the True Nine Continents World?” asked Qing Shui.
“En, they can be considered as that.”
“Quick, the Energy Entrance is about to open.”
“Yes, it is really opening!”
The crowd became restless, but Qing Shui was in no rush. He stood next to Yu Xixuan since people around them were all standing. Everyone was eyeing the entrance that was covered in a thick fog. It was impossible to clearly see what was inside.
“Hey, you see that kid that saved Tianhe Renmo the other day?”
The dialogue made its way to Qing Shui’s ears. Qing Shui turned to look towards the direction where the voice came from.