Chapter 735: Fanatical Old Man
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Li Mubai waved his hands as he spoke, "My appearance wasn't because of you, there's no need to thank me. This sword is truly a good sword, I hope you will be able to control it fully in the future."
"Thank you for senior's guidance." Qin Wentian was extremely respectful to this old man. After all, he knew that this person was none other than the founder of the Battle Sword Sect.
"Founder, this young man's name is Qin Wentian, he's the person who broke the record of the grass hut. Because he had some conflict with the Royal Sacred Sect, he had no choice but to leave our sect because he didn't want us to be implicated within. But no matter what, the camaraderie between him and us has always remained." Xu Cang walked forth and spoke to Li Mubai. This caused Li Mubai to cast a few more glances at Qin Wentian as he smile, "Being able to break the record of the grass hut? Not bad, young fellow do you have a famous master teaching you?"
"I already have one, and I'm unable to join other powers." Qin Wentian bowed apologetically. Li Mubai replied, "That's such a pity, I still thought that it would be tough to find a master in this particle world and wanted to take you as a disciple."
"Wentian, just take founder as a master, I'm sure your other master wouldn't mind it." Xu Cang persuaded.
Qin Wentian shook his head, "It's a long story, the sect rules clearly state that I'm unable to take on another master or join another power."
Xu Cang started, he felt somewhat bewildered in his heart as he stared at Qin Wentian. According to what he knew, Qin Wentian shouldn't have any master in the Royal Sacred Region. What was going on?
Could it be that that day where the immortal kings gathered for the banquet because of the disciple recruitment event organized by the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor? But it was clear that the immortal kings have given up on him, how could Qin Wentian still have a master then?
"Don't worry about it, I'm used to being lazy hence I didn't join any powers in the immortal realms. I prefer to roam by myself in solitude. It's only because this young man seemed to be fated with my Battle Sword Sect hence I suggested it. But since he already has a master, it's fine then." Li Mubai waved his hands casually and smiled. Xu Cang nodded as he asked, "Founder, why would you appear here today? And the Royal Sacred Sect is being too much of a bully, why don't we chase after and kill them?"
"Actually in the past, I have returned occasionally before. It's just that all of you didn't know of my existence. I left a strand of my immortal sense on the grass hut, hence when you guys dismantled that, I immediately felt it and knew that the Battle Sword Sect had ran into trouble. This was why I returned. And indeed as expected, I discovered that the Battle Sword Sect was emptied of people. This is why I headed straight to the Sacred Royal City upon sensing two large groups of people in combat and just so coincidently, you guys are one of the forces that fought.
Li Mubai explained, "As for why I didn't allow you all to pursue the Royal Sacred Sect is because I want to leave a path of survival for you all. I know of the War Immortal Palace, although it can only be considered ordinary among the powers in the Immortal Realms, it's no issue for them to completely dominate the Royal Sacred Region. If that Immortal Han is someone who has a high status, and we drive him to the breaking point. Things might be unpredictable. On the other hand if we don't push them too far, he may call for reinforcement and stake out this world but he wouldn't go to the extremes of hunting all of you down individually if you all split and hide in the shadows. And if the War Immortal Palace chose not to interfere in matters of this particle world, you lose nothing if you deal with the Royal Sacred Sect later."
"Founder is wise," Xu Cang finally understood. The Swordsaint had took into consideration the whole picture.
"Medicine Sovereign what do you think they should do? Do you want them to disperse temporarily? To existences at our level, they are all nothing but cannon fodder. They can come back again when the end result is set in stone, if we are not defeated." Li Mubai turned his gaze to the Medicine Sovereign.
The Medicine Sovereign contemplated for a moment before nodding lightly, "I have to be responsible for what happened today. Despite my calculations, I didn't expect Zai Jiang to have joined the War Immortal Palace and would even bring members of his sect here. That Immortal Han from the War Immortal Palace is simply too ruthless, directly beginning a bloody slaughter, not giving a damn to the deaths of the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect at all. I think it would be a good idea for our forces to temporarily disperse."
Qin Wentian sighed silently when he heard the Medicine Sovereign's words. His gaze turned to his surroundings, though he only cast a single glance, he could tell that the losses they suffered was disastrous. It was exactly like what Li Mubai said. When facing existences at their level, all mortals were simply ants, they didn't even have the qualifications to participate. But no matter what, this debt of revenge had to be paid. His hands clenched into fists as cracking sounds echoed in the air.
The War Immortal Palace was a completely unforeseen variable.
"Clear the battlefield, for those who have a chance to recover, don't be stingy on the medicinal pills. After that, you all shall temporarily disperse and wait for the end result. I'm sure that the dust would be settled after a short period of time." The Medicine Sovereign slowly spoke. If the Royal Sacred Sect invites the War Immortal Palace to act, reinforcements would surely come swiftly.
"Let's go in and chat." The Medicine Sovereign spoke to Li Mubai after commanding his people. After that, a group of people headed into the Medicine Sovereign Valley.
"Li Mubai, you've been in the immortal realms for so long. What's the level of your immortal foundation now?" The Medicine Sovereign, Li Mubai, Xu Cang, Qin Wentian, Mo Qingcheng, and all the important characters were present atop an ancient peak in the depths of the Medicine Sovereign Valley.
This was a topic regarding the legendary Immortal Foundation Realm. Qin Wentian and the others listened attentively.
"Seriously it's too tough. For each level of immortal foundation, advancing a step forward is as tough as ascending the heavens. Each breakthrough is even more difficult compared to establishing your original immortal foundation. Hence, there would be cases of geniuses establishing their immortal foundations within a hundred years in the immortal realms but for them to reach the immortal king realm, it would take them several thousand years at the very least. Also, these are all absolute experts, our distance from them is simply too far. For me, being able to level up a level in ten thousand years is already something very satisfactory to me."
Li Mubai sighed, "As of now, I'm only at the second level of immortal foundation. The Immortal Han is the same as me, at the second level."
"The immortals in the legends, should be this immortal foundation realm they are talking about." Qin Wentian mused. One could become an immortal only after establishing an immortal foundation?
"I can't wait to roam the immortal realms too, it must be very fascinating there right?" The eyes of the Medicine Sovereign was filled with anticipation.
"Fascinating? Naturally it is fascinating." Li Mubai stroked his beard and continued, "The immortal realms are boundlessly vast. Even if I use my whole lifetime to explore, I would never finish exploring it. There are countless powers in the immortal realms; immortal empires, sacred grounds, celestial sects, forbidden regions...The number of experts that will make you gasp in amazement. Don't think that the War Immortal Palace is something awesome, in the immortal realms it can only be considered extremely ordinary and is nothing remarkable. Once, I spent a few thousand years touring the immortal realms but I've only managed to see a small part of it"
The Medicine Sovereign, Qin Wentian and the others could only sigh. Was this the world in the immortal realms?
"Naturally, although the immortal realms are fascinating, the strong are revered while the weak are trampled upon. You best not antagonize others if you don't have someone to back you up. Without strength, you can't own treasures or people will simply just murder you for them; you cannot have beautiful daughters of a beautiful wife because if you are weak, you won't be able to protect them.
Li Mubai sighed, "Hence for those who are weak and have no background, they all lead miserable lives yet the vast majority of the people in the immortal realms belong to this category. This is why the immortal realms could be said to be the epitome of the word 'cruelty.' Many cultivators are slaves, controlled by others. Beautiful women have an even more miserable fate. Those strong characters in the immortal realms simply wouldn't give a damn about the opinions of lowly people."
Qin Wentian silently agreed. He personally saw the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor and the various immortal kings before. Don't see that they are all smiling at the banquet and appeared extremely amicable. But back then after he was forsaken by the immortal emperor, they didn't even bother to glance at him. He understood that this was arrogance carved into their bones, their disdain towards the weak. It didn't matter how outstanding your talent was.
For those that were invited by the old Sacred Emperor, from the War Immortal Palace, weren't they precisely this sort of person? Treating the lives of members from the Medicine Sovereign Valley and Royal Sacred Sect as ants. Basically, they didn't even care about them.
"Senior, if the immortal realms are so cruel. Doesn't that mean that you have to keep living in restraint?" Qin Wentian curiously asked.
"No. Compared to particle worlds, I still like the lifestyle in the immortal realms." Li Mubai shook his head, "I'm alone with no kin nor kith and have no worries. As long as I'm more low profile, no one would bother to kill me for the fun of it. Once you reach a high enough realm in cultivation, your temperament would transform and there wouldn't be much which could incite our emotions. Hence, unless there's strong reason, those people wouldn't easily act. In addition, there is a lot of adventure in the immortal realms, there are things to pursue every single day. The path of the strong, the hot-blooded martial way. I only hate the fact that I'm too old and my talent is not high enough. If not, why would I be willing to remain so low-profile? I would have long went to find those geniuses from the various areas of the immortal realms and contend against them."
"Wentian, you don't know about this. But in the immortal realms if your talent is high enough, there are simply too many things awaiting you. The invitation of the various major powers, the adventures to enter forbidden areas or sacred grounds to seize treasures, all of them are filled with excitement. As long as you are talented, delicacies and beauties are endless, they would jump straight into your arms for you to cuddle. Hahaha." Li Mubai laughed. It could be seen that he was also a very free-spirited person. Regretfully, his talent was simply not high enough.
In this particle world, his talent was undisputably in the top few. If not, he wouldn't be able to become an immortal and leave this world. But when he arrived in the immortal realms, he was simply too ordinary, part of the mass of common people.
Qin Wentian could sense Li Mubai's will to pursue the peak from his words, as well as his disappointment.
"The immortal realms!" Qin Wentian inclined his head and stared at the sky. He was filled with anticipation regarding the world there. Were his parents people of the immortal realms too?
Also, there's still Qing`er. Her home was located inside the vast immortal realms. She should also have an extraordinary background right?
The Royal Sacred Sect launched an attack on to Medicine Sovereign Valley again. Rumor has it that the founder of the Battle Sword Sect returned and this was the reason why the Medicine Sovereign Valley could escape the calamity. This, also caused the forces of the Medicine Sovereign Valley to temporarily disperse.
For a period of time, the Sacred Royal City regained its former calm again. But the victor had not been selected yet, the hearts of the populace were still in suspense, they knew that this war for hegemony has not been concluded yet.
Within the Vermillion Bird Immortal Palace, the other self of Qin Wentian, Di Tian, was sitting there in contemplation. From afar, an old man and a young man still stood there, watching him as he contemplates. He was long used to their presence, he persisted for a long time and finally saw a glimmer of hope. The old man was actually filled with anticipation for him to succeed.
At this instant, the golden picture scroll above Di Tian radiated boundless runic lights, cascading the beams into Di Tian's body. After a long time, Di Tian's eyes finally opened. He stood up as the picture scroll transformed into tens of millions of runic words, enveloping this piece of sky, spinning madly as they shot inside Di Tian's body. The runic light eventually dissipated. Di Tian's eyes flashed with a sharpness that resembled the gaze of Qin Wentian's perfectly.
This was because Di Tian, was also Qin Wentian!
"Senior, is it okay already?" Di Tian stared at the old man who was standing far away as he asked.
"What is okay?" The old man laughed.
"I passed the exam, can I take control of the immortal palace now?" Di Tian asked.
The old man laughed even louder, "You must be dreaming, that's only the first test you've passed and you are already thinking about obtaining the inheritance and controlling this immortal palace?"
Di Tian's countenance stiffened, becoming extremely unsightly to behold.
"Your path ahead is still long. But right now, you can be considered to have merely set foot inside the door. However, you are still far from enough. As for roaming the immortal realms, leave it to your other self to do. As for this self yours, I will take responsibility and mold you into greatness." The old man spoke, his words causing Di Tian to freeze as his eyes widened in shock. This old man actually knew?!
"This particle world is simply too small. From today onwards, you are considered to have met the bare minimum requirement. I will bring you around different worlds to temper yourself. Some particle worlds are extraordinary and extremely strong, each has its own point of uniqueness. I will do my best to nurture you, allowing you to establish your immortal foundation by the age of hundred. Only then, would you truly be considered to have passed the test."
The old man's eyes were boundlessly deep, akin to a stretch of starry sky, He looked at Di Tian and spoke, "From now onwards, the astral soul you condense using this body must only be a sealing-type astral soul. You will depend on the innate connection with that sealing-type astral soul to step upon the path of becoming an almighty sealer. The Great Dao of Sealing is the strongest at the very end, there's no other attribute energies that could be comparable to it. It is the ultimate."
Di Tian's eyes flickered, he didn't know who this old man was but naturally, it was common sense that since this old man has cultivated in the path of sealing, he would say that this path was the strongest. As for the path of sealing being the ultimate, Di Tian didn't believe a word of it.
"You doubt my words?" The old man laughed, "Is spatial energy very strong? How about time energy? What about light? All of them are extremely powerful but sealing energy is still the ultimate. At the end of each path, only sealing energy would be able to restrict and seal anything in the world. Sealing your opponent's cultivation base, sealing their speed, sealing time, sealing light, even sealing an entire world. Tell me, do you still not believe that the path of sealing is the strongest?"