I see, Tang Wulin thought to himself. These plants were able to enjoy accelerated growth around the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well, but it appeared that this was both a blessing and a curse.
Zang Xin seemed to have gleaned his thoughts, and he smiled as he said, "It's not what you think; all plants would still rather grow around the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well if they had a choice. If they were to cultivate normally without the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well, it would be considered very fortunate even if one in a million plants could give rise to a plant system soul beast, and less than one in a hundred of those plant system soul beasts go on to attain intelligence. In contrast, as long as a plant can live for long enough here, almost all of them will become soul beasts; this is an extraordinary opportunity for them. Otherwise, do you think they'll continue to stay here? Furthermore, the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well also assists them greatly during their heavenly tribulations."
Tang Wulin didn't know much about plant system soul beasts at all, so Zang Xin's words were quite enlightening to him. This place was most definitely a miraculous paradise for plants, after all.
The purple-robed man sighed, "Amorous Douluo, can you promise not to return for 1,000 years after this? A wise man would never kill the hen that lays golden eggs for him. You don't have to worry about us becoming too powerful; humans have become far too formidable for us to contend with, so we'll still have to rely on the Tang Sect's protection in the future. Old-timers like us will naturally pass away when the time comes, and I can promise you that when we near the ends of our lifespans, we'll be willing to transform into soul spirits in order to strive toward becoming godly beings with you Soul Masters. In return, all I ask is that you keep your original promise and refrain from taking too much from the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well."
Zang Xin's eyes lit up as he said, "Alright, I promise. You'll be thankful for the decision that you've made here. The Octagonal Mysterious Ice Grass ascended to the Divine Realm with Spirit Ice Douluo Huo Yuhao, didn't it? Perhaps all of you will be able to follow in its footsteps one day."
The purple-robed man gave a wry chuckle in response. "I wouldn't dare to dream of that. Come with me; I'll take you to the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum first."
He turned and began to make his way toward the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well as he spoke. All of the plants naturally parted for him to create a path. Thus, everyone continued on toward the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well under Zang Xin's protection.
These were 100,000-year-old spirit items! How could they not be tempted?
"Don't be careless. At your current power levels, it won't be an issue for you to face 10,000-year-old soul beasts, but make sure you don't make the mistake of underestimating your opponents. If you fail, you'll lose the opportunity to obtain a 100,000-year-old spirit item. These spirit items haven't attained intelligence, so they can't produce soul bones, but as long as they have sufficient levels of synergy with your bodies, they'll be able to raise your soul power by at least three ranks. At the same time, they'll enhance your latent potential so that your cultivation will be smooth sailing all the way until you reach the Hyper Douluo level," Zang Xin cautioned.
Tang Wulin turned to Gu Yue with a concerned look on his face. He wasn't worried about anything else, but he was quite concerned about Gu Yue. How was she supposed to fight on her own in her current state?
Holy Spirit Douluo Yali had told them that a 10,000-year-old Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum should be enough to cure Gu Yue, so if worse came to worst, they could ask for a 10,000-year-old Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum as opposed to a 100,000-year old one.
A giant chrysanthemum that was shimmering with golden light and had what appeared to be soft fur on its petals appeared before everyone's eyes. It wasn't releasing any rich fragrance, but its stem was extremely thick and strong, and the giant flower was exuding a natural powerful aura as it swayed gently in the breeze.
There were no other plants in a diameter of 10 meters around it as all of the other plants had been intimidated by its powerful aura.
"This is a 100,000-year-old Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum. It cannot be harvested using metal tools, and it'll most likely resist after you come into contact with it. You have to defeat the clones that it manifests in order to tame it," the purple-robed man introduced with a depressed look in his eyes.
Tang Wulin turned to Gu Yuena. "Gu Yue, are you able to fight right now?"
Gu Yuena faltered slightly upon hearing this. "What am I fighting?"
Tang Wulin replied, "You have to go touch this flower, and its clone might try to hurt you; will you be able to beat its clone?"
"Why would it try to hurt me? Little Blue and Little Red just told me that they wanted to give me all of the flowers here. This chrysanthemum is quite beautiful; I'll go pluck it down right away."
Gu Yuena skipped over to the flower as she spoke before raising a hand to touch the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum.
Tang Wulin followed closely behind her. If any danger were to arise, he'd naturally immediately step in to protect her.
As soon as Gu Yuena laid a hand onto the giant chrysanthemum, its golden petals abruptly clenched up. Immediately thereafter, a ball of golden light appeared, and it seemed to be about to hurtle toward Gu Yue.
Right at this moment, two loud dragon's roar erupted in unison, and two streaks of light, one blue and one red, appeared above the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum almost instantaneously. An overwhelming burst of pressure descended from above, instantly immobilizing the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum.
Thus, Gu Yue was able to pick the flower with ease.
The pair of dragon souls immediately began to revolve around her body again, and Gu Yuena giggled, "Thank you, I really like this flower."
The six Great Beasts were all completely flabbergasted at the fawning display being put on by the pair of dragon souls. Was this woman's Silver Dragon King bloodline really that pure?
The two dragon souls naturally weren't guilty at all about helping Gu Yuena pick the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum. After all, they had nurtured all of the plants here, so they were essentially giving her something that was rightfully theirs.
Gu Yuena carried the large flower over to Tang Wulin before raising it above her head in a flaunting manner. "Look, Father! Isn't it beautiful?"
Tang Wulin scratched his nose and turned to the purple-robed man. "How is this thing supposed to be eaten?"
The purple-robed man repressed the urge to bury his face in his hands as he replied, "Tear off the petals one by one and directly consume them."
Tang Wulin turned to Gu Yuena, and said, "This flower is really delicious; you should try it! you eat this flower petal by petal."
"Really?" Gu Yuena's eyes immediately lit up, and she plucked off a flower petal before placing it into her mouth like a seasoned little foodie.
Sure enough, the flower petal immediately melted in her mouth, forming a trail of sweet and refreshing liquid that was imbued with the scent of chrysanthemum flowers. The liquid flowed down her throat, and she plucked off another flower petal before offering it to Tang Wulin.
"It really is super delicious, Father! You should try some too."
"It's alright, you can eat the whole thing yourself," Tang Wulin hurriedly refused.
"No!" Gu Yuena pouted in a stubborn manner, and insisted, "I have to share good things with Father."
Tang Wulin was just about to refuse again when the pair of dragon souls above Gu Yuena's head suddenly let loose low snarls in unison. Tang Wulin was immediately struck by a sense of disorientation for a moment, and during that split second, a handful of chrysanthemum flower petals was jammed into his mouth.
The flower petals instantly formed a trail of liquid that slid down his throat, and he couldn't even spit it out if he wanted to.
Gu Yuena giggled, "Nice one, Little Blue, Little Red!"
Tang Wulin's expression darkened with anger. "Gu Yue!"
Gu Yuena stuck out her tongue in response. "I'm sorry, Father; I'll eat the rest by myself."
Tang Wulin's brows furrowed slightly. That handful of Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum that he'd just been force-fed consisted of at least a third of all of the petals on the entire flower. He didn't know whether the remaining flower petals would be enough to cure Gu Yuena's amnesia. It should be enough, right? This is a 100,000-year-old Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum, after all!
After the liquid entered his stomach, bursts of warm energy flowed into his dantian, then throughout his meridians, and Tang Wulin could sense that his entire body was quickly heating up.
In the beginning, it was only a warm sensation, but after the span of just a few breaths, his entire body had turned scorching hot, and he had no choice but to stop cold in his tracks. At the same time, he was surprised to discover that his Golden Dragon Body was released on its own accord. A layer of golden dragon scales appeared all over his body, and they were infused with traces of crimson as scorching heat flowed through his veins.
"Meditate to absorb this energy." A burst of gentle power descended onto his shoulder, and Tang Wulin involuntary sat down. Gu Yuena's face had also become extremely flushed, and her eyes were rippling like pools of water.
"Come here, Gu Yue." Tang Wulin gestured toward her, and Gu Yuena sat down across from him. He held onto her hands and pressed their palms against one another. At the same time, he activated his Mysterious Heaven Method soul power before slowly injecting it into her body, spurring on her soul power to circulate along with his own.Previous Chapter Next Chapter