Chapter 436: The Source Of The Spirit Energy
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Nine inscriptions!” Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised.
Relying on his acute Spiritual Force, he was able to notice that there was actually an inscription formation within the clouds and mist before him, and it was an incomparably profound formation formed by a total of nine inscriptions that complemented each other.
“The defensive strength of this inscription formation is sufficient to withstand the attack of a martial artist below the Void Transformation Stage… Nine inscriptions joined together to form a cycle that’s able to absorb the energy of heaven and earth. So long as it wasn’t destroyed by an expert at the Void Transformation Stage in one go, then regardless of how great an extent of harm it receives, it would be able to automatically repair itself in a short amount of time.”
According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian was able to perceive that the Inscription Master that left this inscription formation behind was extremely outstanding.
“Combining nine inscriptions to form a formidable inscription formation… This Inscription Master’s Spiritual Force’s level was at least at the Void Transformation Stage or above!” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
“Big Brother Duan, have you noticed anything?” Feng Tian Wu who’d always had her eye on Duan Ling Tian noticed the changes in Duan Ling Tian’s expression and she asked via voice transmission.
Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded and told her of what he’d noticed.
“An Inscription Master whose Spiritual Force had attained the Void Transformation Stage? Then wouldn’t the person who left this inscription formation be a Void Transformation Stage expert?” Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful face beneath the veil had a slightly shocked expression.
“The probability is over 90%.” Duan Ling Tian replied via voice transmission.
After all, not everyone was like him and could possess a Spiritual Force that exceeded his cultivation by a great deal.
The reason his Spiritual Force was strong was because his soul was from earth in his previous life, then it even collided with the formidable soul of the Rebirth Martial Emperor himself, and an unusual change had occurred in his soul because of this.
An ordinary Inscription Master possessed a Spiritual Force that was equal to cultivation.
Of course, there were also some comparatively outstanding Inscription Masters that possessed a Spiritual Force that was a level of two above their cultivation…
But their Spiritual Force wouldn’t be so exaggerated like Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu stood together as they looked at each other and sent voice transmissions back and forth.
This scene seemed to be peaceful, but when it entered the eyes of an observant person, it completely became something else.
“Miss Tian Wu and this Little Brother are truly a perfect match, a pair made in heaven!” A City Governor couldn’t refrain from sighing.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
As for Feng Tian Wu, the beautiful face beneath her veil flushed completely red.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian was able to sense numerous gazes of jealousy and envy flashing over from all over to descend onto him.
He paid no attention to this and never even thought of providing an explanation.
Although there was nothing between him and Feng Tian Wu, if he were to explain at this moment, then even if the others believe him, it would cause Feng Wu Dao and Feng Tian Wu to lose face.
Feng Tian Wu was a friend to him, and Feng Wu Dao was the father of Feng Tian Fu, so he was a senior to him.
He naturally wouldn’t cause Feng Tian Wu and Feng Wu Dao to be in a difficult position.
“If Wu is really able to get together with him, then it’s Wu’s fortune as well.” Feng Wu Dao looked at Duan Ling Tian with an extremely complicated gaze.
Now, the more he understood Duan Ling Tian, the more he wanted Duan Ling Tian to become his son-in-law.
Half an hour quickly passed by.
“The Soulcleanse Pool is about to open!” It was unknown who cried out.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian saw that the ball of cloud and mist in the gorge split open from the center, as if it was chopped open by an enormous axe.
The cloud and mist split apart; what appeared before them was dusky colored clouds and mist, and the scene within couldn’t be seen clearly.
But Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force instead had easily entered into it and touched the Soulcleanse Pool, and as he felt the so-called spirit energy suffused within the Soulcleanse Pool, his Spiritual Force felt a wave of comfort.
Even though the inscription formation that enveloped the Soulcleanse Pool was opened, not a single person entered.
The gazes of the 29 City Governors had all descended onto Feng Wu Dao.
“Go in.” Only when Feng Wu Dao looked at Duan Ling Tian did he come back to his senses, so it turned out that the Governors of the various cities were waiting for him to enter.
Of course, he knew clearly in his heart that the reason he enjoyed such treatment was because of Feng Wu Dao.
Otherwise, the various City Governors wouldn’t even look at his straight in the eye.
Duan Ling Tian nodded then looked at the little gold mouse on his shoulder. “Little Gold, go to Tian Wu first, I’ll be back very soon.”
“Squeak squeak~” Although she was slightly unwilling, the little gold mouse still obediently jumped onto Tian Wu’s hand.
“Don’t worry Big Brother Duan, I’ll take good care of Little Gold.” Tian Wu looked at Duan Ling Tian as she assured him.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled a she nodded, then his body flashed out, transforming into a gust of wind that was the first to pass through the split open inscription formation and enter within.
After passing through the dusky mist, Duan Ling Tian felt the seen before his eyes suddenly brighten up.
A spacious lake entered his eyes, and there seemed to be strands of a green glow leaping about on the surface of the lake.
“Soulcleanse pool!” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
When he noticed the wave of movement coming from behind him, Duan Ling Tian knew that the other 29 young geniuses from the various cities were about to enter, and he didn’t hesitate to fly out and leap into the Soulcleanse Pool with a ‘plop,’ then dove under.
Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian was able to notice that his Spiritual Force that hadn’t had any movement for a long time had suddenly started to become slightly restless.
“Looks like the spirit energy within this Soulcleanse Pool is indeed likely to assist my Spiritual Force to break through!” Duan Ling Tian was slightly excited in his heart.
Once his Spiritual Force broke through, the scope of inscriptions that he could inscribe would become even stronger, and he would be able to easily inscribe some high grade inscriptions that he was unable to inscribe in the past.
When he thought of the scene of him utilizing an inscription and causing a Void Prying Stage martial artist to turn into ash, Duan Ling Tian was slightly excited in his heart.
“Eh, I actually don’t have to intentionally absorb the spirit energy of this Soulcleanse Pool. It completely fuses into my soul on its own and strengthens my Spiritual Force.” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian had noticed this, and this caused him to be inexplicably pleasantly surprised.
“Since it’s like this, then I’ll properly find out what exactly this Soulcleanse Pool is.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze abruptly lit up as he continued to dove downwards into the Soulcleanse Pool.
He’d never forgotten his original intentions all along.
According to the past experience of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, there was surely a secret to why the Soulcleanse Pool would give birth to the spirit energy.
Now, Duan Ling Tian intended to find this secret.
After all, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had encountered an existence similar to the Soulcleanse Pool once, and in the end, at the depths of that pool, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had found a spirit fruit with effects that far surpassed a Soul Transformation Fruit…
That spirit fruit also allowed the level of the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s soul to surpass his cultivation by an entire three levels in one go.
Although it wasn’t as abnormal as Duan Ling Tian’s soul currently, it was still considered to be shocking.
With Duan Ling Tian’s current strength, holding his breath and diving was of no difficulty to him. After a short moment, he’d smoothly dived into the depths of the Soulcleanse Pool.
Right at this moment, a wave of sounds of things dropping into water sounded out in the Soulcleanse Pool.
It was the other young geniuses from the other 29 cities that had all dived into the Soulcleanse Pool.
Most of these young geniuses stayed at the spot they entered as they enjoyed the tempering and baptism of the soul… There were also a small portion of them that curiously dove deeper and started sizing up the surroundings, but what entered their eyes was a boundless expanse, causing them to return after diving in for a short amount of time.
The unknown was the most terrifying.
They weren’t sure what was within the depths of the Soulcleanse Pool, so they didn’t dare take the risk.
They were different than Duan Ling Tian, after all.
“Fortunately, I can utilize my Spiritual Force… Otherwise, I’d be entirely unable to find the way within this Soulcleanse Pool.” Duan Ling Tian who’d continuously dove downwards couldn’t help but muse to himself.
His Spiritual Force constantly maintained searched the scene ahead.
“Eh.” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that he’d arrived at the bottom of the Soulcleanse Pool. “There’s actually nothing?”
At the bottom of the Soulcleanse Pool, an open expanse appeared before him, but there was only dense aquatic plants lurking all around.
“However, the density of the spirit energy here seems to be higher than outside.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart, and his Spiritual Force extended out once again. “Ordinarily speaking, if the spirit energy within this Soulcleanse Pool is really from some type of spirit fruit… Then the spirit energy at the location of that spirit fruit ought to be even denser than here.”
Now, Duan Ling Tian was searching for the place in the depths of the Soulcleanse Pool that possessed an even denser spirit energy.
A quarter of an hour passed.
Half an hour passed.
One hour passed.
Duan Ling Tian was extremely patient, walking slowly at the bottom of the Soulcleanse Pool, and he searched the level of density of the spirit energy in the surroundings as he walked.
Needless to say, this Soulcleanse Pool was really extremely large.
Duan Ling Tian moved about as he searched, and he spent two hours before walking through half the Soulcleanse Pool.
“Eh, the density of the spirit energy here seems so be weaker than the beginning.” Duan Ling Tian was shocked first, then came to an understanding. “Right, beside me, there’s another 29 people absorbing the spirit energy within the Soulcleanse Pool to temper the soul, and consumption is extremely normal… But where exactly is the source of the spirit energy within the Soulcleanse Pool?”
Duan Ling Tian continued to walk towards the other side of the Soulcleanse Pool’s bottom, and his Spiritual Force extended out to carefully search, not missing any trace in the slightest.
Time quietly passed by.
Another half an hour passed.
“I’ve found it!” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian’s body shook and excitement appeared on his face as the Spiritual Force he extended out had finally noticed the source of the spirit energy within the Soulcleanse Pool.
At a side of the bottom of the Soulcleanse Pool, behind a large patch of dense aquatic plants.
“Luckily…” Duan Ling Tian felt slightly lucky.
After all, he’d searched all the way here, and no matter if it was his body or Spiritual Force, they were more or less slightly exhausted.
When he first saw this patch of aquatic plants, he instinctively wanted to make his Spiritual Force briefly scan past it.
In the end, he still patiently stretched out his Spiritual Force to carefully search.
“There’s actually an underwater passageway beneath these aquatic plants.” Duan Ling Tian lifted the patch of aquatic plants and noticed that there was actually a passageway that a person could go through, and as he stood here, Duan Ling Tian could notice that the speed his Spiritual Force was being tempered seemed to have increased a great deal.
“The source of the spirit energy in the Soulcleanse Pool is right inside here!” Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian entered the passageway and dove in.
At the beginning, the passageway went downwards, but after a period of time, it changed to head upwards.
Duan Ling Tian continued to swim upwards.
Finally, Duan Ling Tian swam out of the passageway. “I’ve finally reached the end!”
“This…” When Duan Ling Tian swam out of the passageway, he noticed that he’d appeared in a shallow shoal, and what he saw was a spacious abode.