“Brother Chen, looks like this cave is more than meets the eye,” Jian Xiaotian said.
“Naturally.” Chen Feng brought out a Teleportation Talisman and crushed it. Despite doing that, however, the space there only fluctuated slightly before returning to a state of tranquillity.
“The Teleportation Talisman was crafted by a high-level Human Immortal. There is even a strand of Earthen Immortal power within it. Usually, by crushing the Teleportation Talisman, not even a Human Immortal would be able to stop the user from teleporting out.
“Now, we can only hope that there are no monsters from ancient times staying in here.”
“We should be deep inside a volcano, right? I lost my sense of direction not long after entering the passageway.” Jian Xiaotian inspected his surroundings.
The spiritual energy here is very thick. It seems to be calling out to me in a strong manner. How strange. Chen Feng felt puzzled. Not even immortal energy could cause such a feeling of attraction to rise up in him.
“Tower, do you know what power is secretly drawing me in?” Helpless, Chen Feng finally decided to ask Tower.
“Heh, try sensing your body carefully.” Tower laughed.
Chen Feng nodded. Following the strand of alluring power, he began checking his body.
Seeing Chen Feng standing still, Jian Xiaotian knew that Chen Feng had likely figured something out. Thus, he decided to first head forward alone, hoping to find something.
Chen Feng completely stabilized his mind. After putting his mind into a complete state of tranquillity, he was able to clearly sense the palpitations within his body.
At the same time, strands of power were emerging from the depths of Chen Feng’s body. The power was hidden very deep, so deep that Chen Feng had been incapable of detecting them despite all the cultivation sessions that he had been through. In fact, Chen Feng himself had forgotten that this power was still residing within him.
“This is the power of the world essence hidden deep within my body. It’s the part that I have yet to fully refine!” Chen Feng exclaimed.
A few years back, Chen Feng had devoured a piece of world essence fragment. Due to that, his cultivation base rose by leaps and bounds and his fleshly body became several times stronger. According to Tower, it was preparing to cultivate out a Chaos Constitution. After all this time, Chen Feng had assumed that the power of the world essence had been completely refined. Only now, under the guidance of the alluring power, did Chen Feng realize that there was still such a vast amount of power hiding within his body. After inspecting it, Chen Feng was shocked to discover that he had yet to refine and absorb even one third of the world essence fragment that he had devoured back then. The remaining portion had utilized a special method to hide itself within him so that he himself would be incapable pulling them out, not even during his various cultivation sessions.
“So, this power is still hidden within my body,” Chen Feng said in a hushed tone.
“Now you know. And that’s not the only hidden power. As of now, you are like a dormant volcano. Your body contains a vast amount of power. If you cannot completely refine and absorb all that power and it explodes one day, that power will blast you apart. Of course, if you can fully make that power your own, rising up to the Human Immortal stage would be a piece of cake. In fact, you will be able to assail greater heights with it.”
“Then, what about this alluring power?” Chen Feng’s eyes then lit up.
“You buffoon! Naturally, the thing that is alluring you is also the power of essence!” After saying that, Tower began laughing.
“Power of essence? Not the power of world essence?” Chen Feng did not understand what Tower meant.
“You’re right. It is the power of world essence. However, there are some differences.” Before waiting for Chen Feng to continue, Tower continued. His eyes grew brighter, seemingly having realized the origin of the alluring power.
“Some planes possess essence power. The same goes for some life-bearing planets. In fact, even some meteorites floating in space would possess essence power. Generally speaking, these essence powers can all be considered as cosmic essence power, the power of chaos.
“Last time, you devoured the essence power of a life-bearing world. This time, the essence power that you will be finding is one from a life-bearing planet.
“Speaking of which, it is puzzling. Given how massive this place is, even if there is essence power here, it should be an essence power of a life-bearing world.” Tower smacked his lips while voicing out his uncertainty.”
“Who cares? As long as it benefits us.”
“Yes. It is indeed beneficial. This time, the essence power here should be enough to lay down the foundation for your Chaos Constitution. Naturally, whether or not you can succeed in cultivating out the Chaos Constitution will depend on your luck.
“Ha ha ha! Hopefully, there will be even more of the essence power. That way, I will be able to benefit as well. You should know, this type of power is very beneficial towards me.”
“Tower, do all life-bearing planets and life-bearing cultivation worlds possess essence power?” Chen Feng suddenly asked.
“No way. There are only a few with essence power. Enough, let’s not talk about that now. I want to get a good read on this.”
After opening his eyes, Chen Feng saw that Jian Xiaotian was no longer there beside him. Instead, he was standing motionless some distance away.
“What is that?” Chen Feng suddenly noticed that a human-shaped statue had appeared there. It was standing right before Jian Xiaotian.
The statue was not massive and it had a vivid and lifelike appearance. However, it was capable of strongly impacting a person’s mind. It was a type of mental oppression, giving off the impression that it was a great mountain capable of suffocating those standing before it.
Chen Feng shook his head. He could feel his mind shaking somewhat. He then turned to look at Jian Xiaotian, whose eyes were staring directly at the statue. It looked as though he was communicating with something.
Suddenly, the human-shaped statue shook and a stream of light flowed out from its eyes. Next, an invisible wave of energy fluctuations spread out to envelop Jian Xiaotian.
“Brother Jian!” Chen Feng was shocked and he swiftly rushed forward to pull Jian Xiaotian out. However, a domineering power flew out and Chen Feng was seemingly struck by lightning as he was forced to back away. By the time he was able to stabilize himself, Jian Xiaotian and the statue had already disappeared.
“What’s going on here?” Chen Feng went forward to investigate. The ground there was clean and no traces were left behind.
“Don’t worry. That friend of yours has likely received a legacy. Heh! Looks like you are not the only lucky one here,” Tower said with a chuckle.
“If I am lucky, I wouldn’t have had to suffer so much when I was young. I don’t even know where I am from,” Chen Feng said in a self-deprecating manner.
“Maybe that is a good thing. You should consider those hardships as training.”
“What do we do now? Do we go search for the essence fragment now?” Chen Feng brought out the Death Sword to slash at the ground there to carve out deep sword marks. However, the sword marks on the ground quickly joined up to recover to its previous unscathed state.
There was an invisible and formidable power enveloping their surroundings.
“No rush. There is something else here.” After Tower said that, he sent a tangible beam of power down to create a bottomless hole right beneath Chen Feng.
A formidable power of fire surged out from the hole. It looked as though there was a fire dragon raging beneath the hole.
“Hopefully, there will be some spirit stones inside.” Chen Feng hesitated for a moment before jumping deep into the hole.
As he descended, he would occasionally encounter some restrictive arrays. However, all of the restrictive arrays were blasted apart by the Longevity Tower’s power, allowing Chen Feng to continue his descent without faltering in the slightest.
The surrounding temperature had risen to a terrifying level and even the best Mystic Ironcore would melt in the face of this temperature. As for Chen Feng, the Longevity Tower’s power enveloped him as he descended. Even so, feeling the fiery streams of energy roiling around him, Chen Feng could not stop himself from secretly feeling shocked.
When I break through to the Human Immortal stage, I might be able to temper my body here. However, given my present level of strength, I cannot do that now.
After making his way through who knows just how many restrictive arrays, he finally saw open space. Seeing that, Chen Feng knew that he had made his way through that strange cavern to arrive within the depths of the volcano once again.
These are top-grade fire-type spirit stones! Seeing the beautiful and dazzling fiery-red crystals laid out before him, Chen Feng smiled.
With a wave of his hand, an uncut crystal flew into his hand. The fiery aura from it was seemingly desirous of scorching his hand.
Although it is still not as good as Immortal crystals, its quality is somewhat higher compared to Sacred crystals. Most importantly, there is a high number of them here. Since Brother Jian is fine, I will have to collect some spirit stones. These are the basis for cultivation. After that, Chen Feng’s hand swiftly shot out to grasp and one fiery-red spirit stone after another flew up, forming a great river of spirit stones, which then flowed towards Chen Feng. When they were one zhang away from Chen Feng, they then disappeared. Spatial fluctuations could be detected as a spatial portal appeared before Chen Feng.
One million pieces.
Ten million pieces.
As the spirit stones flowed in, Chen Feng silently calculated. Finally, after the total number rose to 50 million pieces, the river of spirit stones finally ended.
Huh, adding the fire-type spirit stones I obtained from the cultivators earlier, I believe I have close to 100 million of them now. I didn’t think that this volcanic region could generate so many top-grade spirit stones. After this is done, I will have to search for other cultivators and rob them. Next, Chen Feng’s figure flashed as he dived into the boiling magma.
The temperature of the magma was even higher. It contained not only the power of fire but also strands of fire poison. The magma kept assailing the energy shield encasing Chen Feng. However, waves of energy fluctuations spread out to push the magma away.
Given how massive this volcano is, surely it has more than just some spirit stones. Chen Feng pondered with a smile.
“It should have an earthen fire core, no? Tower, that should be useful to you, right?”
“That would depend on its grade. Some high-grade earthen fire cores are even comparable to world essence power,” Tower said coolly.
“Hopefully, it is a high-grade earthen fire core, otherwise it will have to go to me. After I rise up to the Human Immortal stage, I can use it to refine some magic treasures,” Chen Feng said with a smile.
As he descended, Chen Feng had brought out a piece of Five Elemental Stonecore and tossed it out. In just the blink of an eye, the piece of Five Elemental Stonecore began melting.
Seeing that, Chen Feng hastily beckoned to bring back the Five Elemental Stonecore. This is a treasure. I am really unwilling to let it melt away.
The most notable characteristic of the Five Elemental Stonecore was its toughness. Most Sacred artefacts would have a hard time trying to break it.
After considering it for a moment, Chen Feng then attempted to absorb some of the power of fire there into his body. Instantly, it felt as though there were countless fire snakes roaming within his body. Every part of his skin turned scorching hot and he felt as though his body had become a volcano that was on the verge of erupting.
After circulating his cultivation technique a few times, Chen Feng was able to slowly dispel the uncomfortable feeling. Next, strands of dark-red energy sprayed out from his fingertips.
That was the fire poison within the power of fire.
1 zhang = 3.333 m
I believe the order is: planet < world < plane.