Chapter 1594: A Den of Ghosts
A round of push and pull had solidified Lu Yuns determination to choose Argent Snow, resulting in a mission to retrieve its legacy and cultivation methods for the Star Sect.
He wasnt opposed to this as he was now as a sect disciple. When hed overseen the Dao Academy in the world of immortals, hed often used similar methods to reward his disciples. A sect could nurture disciples and give them resources that most suited them if they possessed the appropriate potential. At the same time, however, disciples must work for the benefit of the sect.
Only then did a positive feedback cycle form.
But from this, Lu Yun could tell that Ah Zhi had kept his background and many other things about him from Xing Chen. All the world sovereign knew was that hed shaken off his destiny and forged his own path.
The young man smiled and put Argent Snow away, then left the treasury.
He returned to closed door cultivation in his nameless abode. This time, he focused on training with his soul weapon instead of the legacies of the original Hongmeng and Dragonquake Scripture.
“Though the Three Thousand Soul Daos are the most basic soul force cultivation method in the fourth realm, its a jack of all trades.”
All sects and factions had their own ways for cultivating soul force; the strongest eight schools of thought were derived from the eight soul weapons. Only when practicing the proper soul force method could one wield the corresponding soul weapon.
Of course, there were always exceptions. The Three Thousand Soul Daos applied to all schools of thought. Those who practiced it could later specialize in any soul weapon, so many sects and factions used it as their fundamental soul force method.
There were three major soul weapon legacies in the Star Sect—the Profound Method, Serene Method, and Lunar Method.
Argent Snow wasnt a Star Sect weapon, but if Lu Yun could obtain its method, the sects strength would take a momentous step forward.
“There are three major domains in Argent Snow—Domain of First Snowfall, of Glorious Snowdrift, and of Eventide Snow. But these three domains are just surface-level knowledge. The truly powerful requires the soul weapons method to unlock.”
Leveraging the Three Thousand Soul Daos, Lu Yun easily accessed the three major domains. This was a depth that had eluded even the sect master of the sect that Xing Chen had destroyed.
Despite that, he wasnt satisfied with this level of strength.
“Xing Chen purposefully suggested I visit Ingress Sword Island because she knows Im connected to them. I think I should visit the sect she destroyed first… The Sword Clan established it.” Lu Yun rose to his feet and walked out of the residence.
“Junior brother Feifan!” Xing Wuliang greeted him as soon as he emerged. He brimmed with joy and there was a short silver staff in his hand—another soul weapon.
Apart from the Profound Pagoda in the shape of a pagoda, all of the other soul weapons appeared as a one meter long staff.
“Congratulations to senior brother on truly reaching grandmaster and obtaining a soul weapon!” Lu Yun laughed heartily.
“Its all thanks to the venerable Alchemist Sovereign. He used a marvelous formation to raise my mentality to the proper level.” A merry Xing Wuliang bounded up to Lu Yun and winked at him. “Youre quite something, junior brother, to refine even a Principal Seventh Rank Lotus into a pill. But you cant tell others about this, or youll attract fatal attention.”
Lu Yun started.
“If you can refine the Principal Seventh Rank Lotus, that means you can refine other taboo spirit roots. Any sequence expert will covet your skill, so the venerable Alchemist Sovereign will be making sure that no word gets out about this. He wanted me to pass the message along because we are on good terms,” Xing Wuliang conveyed mysteriously.
Lu Yun blinked, then nodded. Formula dao was not yet popularized in the fourth realm, but it could still theorize all things. That was indeed worthy of attention from sequence experts.
“Ah, also, dont go wandering around outside either. Xing Lingkong of Jade Mountain wants to beat you up to salvage senior sister Xing Lans dignity,” Xing Wuliang continued.
“Just… just because I didnt invite her in He wants to beat me up because of that” Lu Yun didnt really understand how this Xing Lingkongs brain worked. Itd be bad if he had invited Xing Lan in, no
“Then why isnt he here yet” Lu Yun asked.
“He doesnt know where you are, haha! I wouldnt have found your residence either if I didnt ask master,” Xing Wuliang chuckled wryly. Who would make this place off the beaten path their residence If it wasnt for the fact that fourth realm denizens didnt make use of qi, this area would be labeled as completely barren.
“…he wants to beat me up on Xing Lans behalf, but she didnt tell me where I am” Lu Yun was taken aback.
“No… In fact, she hung him up and gave him a beating. Xing Lingkong seems to hate you even more after that.”
Lu Yun: ……
“My soul force has reached grandmaster level and I want to seek out some trials. Do you want to come with me” Lu Yun couldnt be bothered with such ridiculous trivialities. The fourth realm was still extremely foreign to him, so he needed a guide if he wanted to stretch his legs. Xing Wuliang had been journeying through the realm and tempering himself, so it would be quite advantageous to bring him along.
“Thats perfect!” The man brightened. “We can avoid Xing Lingkong that way.”
Lu Yuns expression darkened slightly. “Do you think its that inevitable hell beat me up”
“He was the foremost disciple of the entire sect in his time. If it wasnt for senior sister Xing Lans sudden appearance, hed be the one beating up everyone,” explained Xing Wuliang. “He didnt fight back when she hung him up either, probably because he knew the truth about her a long time ago. He purposefully gave up the position of head disciple.”
“I see.” Lu Yun nodded. “Lets head out, then. Sovereign Chen obtained Argent Snow from a sect she destroyed back in the day, do you know which one”
“What are you asking about that for Did you choose Argent Snow” Xing Wuliangs eyes widened.
“Yep, thats the one.” Lu Yun waved the silver staff in his hand.
“The Snowsword School!” came the immediate reply. “Its not a supplemental dao sect, but a sword sect created by the Sword Clan.
“I dont know why Sovereign Chen destroyed it, but I recommend you give up on the idea of finding Argent Snows legacy in its ruins. Its become a den of ghosts and the Star Sects lost ten Nihil World Sovereigns there already. Thats why we forewent the idea of finding the weapons inheritance.” Xing Wuliang shook his head. “Its too dangerous. Its infinitely more dangerous than the Tomb of the Hallowed Emperor.”
“Oh” Lu Yun paused in contemplation. Xing Chen had indeed not directed him to the ruins of the Snowsword School, instead wanting him to go to Ingress Sword Island or even the Sword Clan. She didnt tell me the factions name because she didnt want me to take the risk, but why has it turned into a den of ghosts
Does it have something to do with why Xing Chen destroyed the faction
If there was anything he wasnt afraid of, it was ghosts.
“Youre not really going to the Snowsword Sect, are you” Xing Wuliang asked carefully as he studied Lu Yuns expression.
“Were going!” Lu Yun nodded. “Since I train with Argent Snow, I need to find its legacy.”
He wasnt planning on going to Ingress Sword Island just yet. He didnt know its true state of affairs—whether itd been corrupted or deviated from its original purpose. Hed already sent them Immortals End. If they harbored ulterior motives, then not only him, but also Daoist Ingress would be in danger.
It might even drag in the world of immortals.
“If youre not planning on traveling with me, you can tell me what you know about the sect,” Lu Yun said.
“Fine then, it doesnt look like I can talk you out of it,” Xing Wuliang responded with resignation. “Ill go with you. My master once visited that den of ghosts and was lucky enough to survive. Ive read his notes, so I should be of some help.”
“Thats perfect, let us be on our way!” Lu Yun smiled and happily accepted his offer. If there were only ghosts in the sect ruins, they would still come under the Tome of Life and Deaths sway.
Now that Lu Yuns soul force was grandmaster level, his usage of the book had entered an entirely new level. He also didnt need to hold anything back like he had in the Tomb of the Hallowed Emperor. If he met with an overwhelming enemy, all he needed to do was to immediately utilize the six hellfires.
“Where do you think youre going, junior brothers” A figure appeared in front of Lu Yun.-