ObligatoryTLNote: And another Arc comes to an end with this chapter. Wondering why my speed slowed down even further. I could tell you the same old boring reason that its due to my RL, but that wouldn’t satisfy you, so here’s an alternative look at it. I believe that the closer I am coming to “that arc” the more impediments I am facing. As if something is preventing me from reaching “that arc”. I will leave you to your imagination, but know that arc referred above will be starting soon after the intermission arc that starts with the next chapter. Also before I leave, a quote that has been stuck in my mind since a long time now.
“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.”
TL: MeTaL MaX, Void, Crazylovedbsk
The Devil immediately frowning, forced itself to take out a milky white soul sphere from its body, after spitting out more than 40, its gold dan was already on the brink of collapsing
Wang Lin waved his hand, 43 soul spheres one by one pushed through his forehead, entering his Sea of Consciousness. He lined them up along with the souls from the Jie Dan cultivators from the time they declared war against that Xuan Wu Country.
His Ji Realm Divine Consciousness sent out lightning to the middle of the soul sphere, devouring it, with the soul sphere disappearing, Wang Lin felt his soul strengthened a bit.
Devil inwardly relaxed a bit, helplessly watching Wang Lin, murmured in his heart, “Too excessive, those were all won from when I scrambled with that fucking flying sword. One of these days, I say I’ll fight you, humph, just you wait till I cultivate to Yuan Ying.”
He dreamed after reaching Yuan Ying Realm, right as he was thinking how he’d like to punish Wang Lin, Wang Lin grabbed his body and threw him back in the Dragon Tendon. He stifled a couple sighs of resentment, and his thoughts of rebellion in his head resurfaced again. But thinking it over, even if he staked his life, with his shattered Gold dan it’d be hard to achieve his goal. He wilted in gloom again.
Drinking several mouthfuls of LingQi Liquid, a bit after sitting down in meditation, Wang Lin thought back to the formidable power of Xie DongLai’s Sword Cultivation. Pondering slightly, he promptly took out some Lingshi. He laid over a hundred down and arranging them in rows fitting them close to his body for his own defense, the Tortoiseshell Mysterious Extinguishing Formation. [TLNote: This is the same formation which he used while breaking out of the Foreign Battlefield]
After finishing this, he took a deep breath, patted towards one of the wall. The Dragon teeth immediately erupted a roaring noise, slowly opening. Wang Lin got up and walked out.
Just as he walked out, his line of sight immediately fell on a soft radial beautiful light from a lovely delicate silhouette at the Dragon’s tail. Li MuWan’s looked thin and haggard, but her eyes were shining, lively with spirit, unceasingly marking each scale on the Dragon’s tail.
Shangguan Mo stood on one side, smiling apologetically holding a huge luminous pearl in his hand illuminating the surroundings.
Wang Lin remained silent, his closed-door training hadn’t been for too long, but looking at Li MuWan it seemed she hadn’t left from the time it started, he sighed and floated down from the Dragon’s head, to reach behind Li MuWan.
Shangguan Mo after seeing Wang Lin, immediately brought his mind to attention, pushing hard his spiritual force into the pearl, the light emitted by it became even more brighter. At the same time, he brought out sweat from his forehead to display his seriousness.
Wang Lin looked at Li MuWan’s focused face, on this picturesque beautiful face there was a frown, her lips were pursed, as she continued to stare at the Dragon scales, as a wave of fog wind came, it made her hair rise up a bit.
“Come on, I will take you home…..” Wang Lin said gently in a low voice.
Li MuWan’s fingers trembled, as she looked up to Wang Lin and staring into his eyes, after a long while said softly: “Do you really want to send me back?”
Wang Lin avoided looking into Li MuWan’s eyes and nodded.
Li MuWan chuckled, but this laughter had a hint of helplessness. After she stood up and tidied up her clothes, she said: “Give me three days, okay?”
Wang Lin glanced at her then moving onto to the Dragon head, sat down cross-legged.
Li MuWan pulled out a Jade strip from her storage bag, releasing the Dragon scales that she had been holding to her forehead and marking down stripes, she turned to Shangguan Mo and said in a flat tone: “Provide me with a private room.”
Shangguan Mo hastily said yes, while he thought it seemed that the relationship between the Fiend and the Little lady is not as he had previously speculated.
In the Private room, Li MuWan quietly sat down on the floor, in her eyes flashed scenes of the past few years, from the time when Wang Lin had rescued her from the chasing Jie Dan cultivator from Xuan Wu Country, following their escape they attracted the fire beasts, getting surrounded by the fire beasts they rushed into the Sea of Devils, making a stone mansion, her daily routine of refining immortal pills, Wang Lin practicing with his heart and soul….After going out for three years, comes back with an Alchemy furnace for her, chased down by Jie Dan cultivators, Wang Lin after reaching Jie Dan able to kill them successfully, and took our out on a road of bloodshed.
Especially the time when Wang Lin had reached Jie Dan stage, she is a weak woman, in the face of the dozen Jie Dan cultivators was preparing to cut off her own arteries, when Wang Lin suddenly appeared, and the enemy surprisingly tried to escape, this dramatic change was too much for her to handle as she nearly fell, eventually had to be held by him in his embrace.
“Do not move, I’ll take you to kill.” That phrase echoed in the ears of Li MuWan, thinking of them, complex feelings began to emerge in Li MuWan’s heart, and her face reddened, she had recalled those words repeatedly along the way, sometimes she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, but the way Wang Lin beheaded, the words like a thousand pounds had been engraved onto her heart.
“I’ll take you to kill…..” Li MuWan mumbled, on her face there appeared a hint of a smile, she took a deep breath and lightly said: “Others look for romantic settings, rose-coloured clouds in the sky in the glow of the setting sun, and he takes me to kill……”
But then she sighed, and said to herself: “Over the years, he had never asked for my name, and I don’t know what his name is, perhaps in his eyes, my name is not important, the only important thing is refining immortal pills…..now that the pills have finished refining, I have lost value…..” That thought had made her mood darker, gradually transforming into a pain in the heart similar to a thorn stabbing into it, a trace of blood shed from her mouth, on her white flawless face, this blood looked quite shocking.
If somebody can be called poignant and beautiful, then at this moment it could be seen on Li MuWan’s face.
After a long time, pursing her lips, she took out a Jade strip from her storage bag, a total of eighteen thousand nine hundred seventy four, that is the number of scales the dragon had in its upper and lower body.
Due to Xie DongLai not having sufficient disciples, all the scales could not be occupied.
These scales, was the effort of half a month of her time, almost around the clock, nearly sleepless, copying them down one by one, it put a lot of strain on her mental state, shortening her life by at least five years…..
Not only that, Li MuWan had unexpectedly picked up the Jade strips, and with rapt attention, had lined them up one by one in a series, while also changing the stripes beneath, portraying a fold.
When she first began, she had nearly twenty thousand Jade strips, by fusing integrated it into ten thousand Jade strips. Subsequently, it turned into five thousand and so on…..
Three days later, Li MuWan with pale skin, and abnormally gaunt body, that seemed as if it would be blown away in the wind, walked out from the secret room while leaning on the wall.
Wang Lin holding onto an object, was sitting on the Dragon’s head calmly for three days, after Li MuWan appeared he put away the thing in his hand, jumped up and arriving to her side, looking at her and seeing her haggard face, Wang Lin frowned and asked: “What were you doing for these three days? Drink this.” Pulling out a Jade bottle from his storage bag filled with three hundred drops of LingQi liquid, he put it into Li MuWan’s hands.
Li MuWan embraced the jade bottle in her arms like a treasure, and whispered: “Thank you, Senior….I’m fine…..let’s go…..” Then her face suddenly became even more red as she leaned onto Wang Lin’s shoulder and whispered again: “Let’s go…..Home…..”
Wang Lin after remaining silent for a while, hugging Li MuWan at her waist with his left hand, took off immediately, the crystal light flying sword flying in front to clear the way, the duo disappeared beyond the horizon in a moment.
At this moment, in a inn in NanDou City, an old man with a crooked nose, and creamish complexion walked in from the door, this man was tall and thin, wearing a blue cambric robe, embroidered at three inches above its bottom, with seven gold plums, and one with a red dot in its center looking like a bright exception.
These plum blossoms looked refined and elegant, of a golden colour, they gave off a coarse feel, but the red dot in the center of one plum, immediately changed the feel of the whole plum, its coarseness became awe-inspiring and it became strangely elegant.
Many cultivators in the inn were softly talking to each other, the moment that old man had entered the conversation had suddenly stopped, as a number of eyes looked onto the old man and then turned back.
After the old man entered the inn, he did not look around much, finding a place to sit near the window and ordering some drinks, and pouring it out from himself, he sometimes frowned and sometimes loosened his wrinkles, his appearance reflecting concern.
At this point, the soft conversations once again resumed in the inn.
On a table, a few cultivators with their faces revealing the tension in their hearts, whispered: “That Fiend’s killing trail, reached Dou Xie Sect’s Dragon Mountain, as he fought with Xie DongLai for three days and three nights, after killing Xie DongLai with a mysterious magical weapon, he spurred on his corpse for seven days and seven nights, hey hey, I think this NanDou City, has a City Lord.”
When the blue cambric robed Old man heard the “Mysterious magic weapon”, his look changed.
“Hey Hey, that doesn’t amount to much, I had personally seen that Fiend too, with thousands of corpses tied to him blocking out the whole sky, dragging behind him forming a dense mass, that fiend was enjoying himself too holding an enchanting young lady to his chest, as he roared past in the sky, that scene nobody can forget in one’s lifetime.” On the side, a round faced cultivator, sighed as he recalled those memories.
The blue robed Old man scowled as he muttered a few words.
“You guys should all shut up, I heard that he has a very ruthless character, he practises the extremely vicious death curse technique, and he is disgusted hearing others talking about him, so be careful, if your talk reaches his ears, you will die without a burial ground.” said a grim looking youth as he sneered while drinking wine.
The blue robed old man after hearing the three words death curse technique, had his eyes light up immediately.
“If you ask me, this person has a ten thousand demons hundred days killing warrant, within the scope of Sea of Devils, afraid that would only be able to live a few days, although at the moment there are no Yuan Ying stage cultivators around NanDou city, but at this time there is no guarantee that they won’t come, If I were him, I would look for a safe place to hide during the hundred days.” Youth sneered and drank some more wine.
“Hundred Days Killing Warrant! ?” The Blue robed Old man’s eyes lit up immediately, as he grasped out with his hand, and that youth who was drinking was seized by an invisible hand by his neck and mercilessly pulled over.
“Kid, this Old man is interested in the person you were talking about, could you spare one or two more details?”