Chapter 903 – Equivalent Exchange


Entirely innocent, Qin Yu had no idea that a sword-loving manic had unilaterally decided he was an opponent that she would chop in half on the stage.

With the Blue Finger complete, he began trying to break through to the third path of his God boundary.

This time, Qin Yu chose the Five Element Samsara. The revolution of the five elements conformed to the Great Dao of the heavens and earth, circulating without end.

If he could thoroughly comprehend it and understand the five elements, Qin Yu was absolutely sure that he could guide a resonance with the heavens and earth, condensing a Glory of the God Mark.

At the same time, he continued to refine treasures and increase his soul force.

But soon Qin Yu encountered a new problem.

This problem lay in him refining treasures!

He frowned as he left seclusion. After finding Snowside, he told her his problem. Seeing her strange expression, he frowned even tighter. “If you have something to say then just say it. What’s that expression supposed to mean?”

Snowside licked her lips, “My meaning is just how did you cultivate to reach your current boundary?”

This was something she had been wondering for some time. There were times when Qin Yu was so unpredictable that she had no idea what to do.

But now he was completely ignorant of things that should be common.

If it weren’t for the fact that she feared causing Qin Yu to be dissatisfied, she really wanted to dig deep into him and ask what hole this kid came from.

Looking at her expression and hearing her tone, Snowside clearly knew the reason. Moreover, the problem didn’t seem too critical. Qin Yu relaxed and sat down. He stretched back against the seat and said, “Hurry up and tell me…miss.”

When he finished speaking he looked at her complexion. He thought that if he hadn’t had a sudden inspiration and added in a ‘little’ word, then this woman would have gone crazy.

As if satisfied with Qin Yu, Snowside smugly smiled at him and said, “If you hadn’t been so anxious to cultivate and spent more time at the academies, then you would have known what was happening. For example, let's say that you raised a pet and loved it very much, letting it eat all the good things you had. At the start, your pet must have been happy. Its appetite was great and it ate with gusto. But once it has eaten its fill it needs some time to digest before it can eat more. Don’t you think this sounds right?”

Before she finished speaking, Qin Yu responded. Although this pet analogy was unreliable, he wasn’t in the mood to argue about it. He furrowed his eyebrows and said, “You mean I have to give my soul time to absorb it? But I have already absorbed it.”

Snowside curled her lips. “That’s only a surface appearance. You’ve been confused. Close your eyes and carefully feel it. You will naturally understand.”

Okay. When he discovered that the absorption rate of his soul had been reduced, he had been confused. He took a deep breath and closed his eyes, suppressing all thoughts.

A moment later, Qin Yu opened his eyes. Without another word his complexion grew even uglier.

Snowside glanced at him, “You found it? Although your soul has absorbed it, that doesn’t mean the absorption will happen immediately. You can understand it as a secondary internal digestion. After this is finished, you will recover to the fastest rate possible.

“So, this isn’t a problem at all. Brat, you have no idea when to be content. Other cultivators dream about having such concerns.”

Qin Yu said, “How much time do you think I need before I recover?”

Snowside shook her head. “It’s different from person to person. There’s no way to answer it.”

Qin Yu waved his hand. “Then let me change the question. According to my current performance, how long will it take to refine all the things from Lei Qianjun?”

“City Lord Lei was generous and all the things he offered were top items. I suppose you will need 100-200 years.” As she spoke, Snowside looked over Qin Yu. “What are you so worried about? It’s just 100-200 years. With your lifespan, that’s not anything at all.”

Snowside was correct. Even if he hadn’t yet broken through to the God Boundary, after achieving the Ancient race’s Undying Body he had a lifespan that was at least several hundred thousand years long.

100-200 years couldn’t be considered much, but Qin Yu couldn’t wait that long. Before 200 years passed, he needed to return to the Land of Divinity and Demons.

Seeing Qin Yu’s complexion grow increasingly ugly and the pressure around him rise, Snowside hesitated for a moment and said, “Tell me why you’re in such a hurry. Perhaps I can help you think of another way.”

Qin Yu looked at her. Snowside fidgeted around, “You can call this equivalent exchange…”

Before she couldn’t finish speaking she was interrupted by Qin Yu. “I have to save someone.”

Snowside was stunned. “Xue Zheng?”

Qin Yu shook his head. “My wife.”

Snowside’s eyes flew open. “Are you joking with me?”

Qin Yu continued to say, “Because of me, she was secretly harmed by others and fell into unconsciousness. Within 200 years…no, at most 150 years, I have to find a way to awaken her.”

He looked up, his eyes incomparably calm. But, this calmness was an unshakeable firmness that would not be moved even if the heavens were to collapse. “You will help me, right?”

Snowside finally understood why Qin Yu always had a sense of urgency every day.

Seeing Qin Yu’s earnest expression, her lips moved and she muttered in a quiet voice, “I never imagined you to be such an unreasonable passionate person.”

Before Qin Yu could figure out whether to laugh or cry, she continued to say, “Alright, consider yourself as having passed the test. I do know a solution.”

She raised a finger. “The first solution is simple. Find an Origin God boundary existence to help you. They can naturally speed up the recovery rate of your soul.”

Qin Yu’s complexion darkened. He did have an Origin God by his side, but he was unconscious and still needed Qin Yu to save him.

“Tell me the second way!”

Snowside raised an eyebrow and raised a second finger. “The second solution is more difficult. From the moment humans are born they are divided into various ranks. Some wander on the streets, suffering from hunger and cold, some tend to the land, and some are born with the path to the Great Dao already paved before them.”

“Tell me the key point.”

“The key point is that the situation you have encountered is increasingly likely to occur amongst those that live at a higher level. So these people have already come up with a plan to deal with this. They devised something called a Soul Casting Array Formation. With the support of this array formation, they extract a mysterious strength from between the heavens and earth, allowing for acceleration of the soul’s digesting speed.”

Snowside swept her eyes over Qin Yu and curled her lips. “Hey, don’t look at me like that. I’m not just making things up. I have seen such things before. Moreover…hum hum, I know which place has one.”

Qin Yu furrowed his eyebrows together. “How would you know?”

Snowside happily smiled. “This big sister has great foresight and has expected you would encounter such troubles today. So, I inquired about it in advance.”

Qin Yu took out a jade box. “I’ll give this to you and you tell me where the array formation is?”

“Deal!” She received the jade box and took a glance inside. Her smile grew even brighter. After carefully putting it away, she said, “In truth, you should also be able to guess it. In this region, who has the qualifications and the strength to build a Soul Casting Array Formation?”

Roc City.

Standing outside the towering gates, Qin Yu sighed with emotion. Before, he had been doing his best to run away from this place, but now he came here on his own initiative.

As he thought, everything in the world was constantly changing!

That’s right. Snowside’s inquiry revealed that the one who had enough resources to construct a Soul Casting Array Formation was the Lord of Roc City.

It wasn’t that Qin Yu hadn’t thought about putting on an act again to obtain the rights to use the Soul Casting Array Formation. But after considering things over and over, he suppressed the thought.

There were too many holes in his disguise and it wouldn’t stand up to close scrutiny at all. If he wasn’t careful, there would be great troubles awaiting him.

Qin Yu sighed and followed the stream of people inside, stepping into Roc City. He had already decided to figure out another way to borrow the Soul Casting Array Formation.

But as for how to do that, he had no idea. He could only take things one step at a time.

He casually looked for a place to stay. Then, he started to walk through the city. Soon he discovered that he had been made a fool of.

It was not a secret that the Roc City Lord had constructed a Soul Casting Array Formation; many people on the streets knew about it.

He clenched his teeth. No wonder that Snowside woman’s smile had been so bright at the time…he would mark this down and find an opportunity to settle things later!

Several days passed. Qin Yu discovered that things were much simpler than he anticipated. While many people knew that there was a Soul Casting Array Formation in the City Lord Mansion, this thing had never been opened to the public.

That’s right, not a single time!

Before, some people had come to the City Lord Mansion and promised many rewards, wanting to borrow the Soul Casting Array Formation to accelerate their cultivation.

But in the end they achieved nothing.

Sitting in his room, Qin Yu contemplated the situation for a long time. Eventually he wryly smiled.

It looked like Snowside was right. If he wanted to accomplish this in a short period of time, besides using the ‘handsome man’ tactic, there was no other way.

Qin Yu hesitated repeatedly. Then, with a deep sigh, he pushed open the door and walked out.

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