Chapter 186: The Endless Abyssal Sea (4)
Lu Qingyun, Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue had started to cultivate in the nearby waterfall mountain that was next to the crystal clear great lake.
When Lu Qingyun had closed his eyes to cultivate, he did not know how long time had passed as his body began to absorb the rich spiritual force that was in the vicinity.
Before he had started to cultivate, he had thought that it would only be a short while. But as soon as he had started, he soon fell into a deep slumber.
When he had finally opened his eyes again, he was startled to see that Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue were both looking at him curiously.
“Senior brother, you are awakened?” The two maidens said to him excitingly as soon as they saw him opened his eyes.
Even Yan’Er was hovering excitingly above him as she shouted softly, “Master!”
He was even more startled to see that Ouyang Xue now had golden eyes and nearly fainted from astonishment.
“Grand Elder Xue, you are now a golden celestial?” He stammered.
Ouyang Xue smiled as she lowered her eyes, “Didn’t you used to call me Ouyang Xue in the past? I am not that old and we are not in the celestial clan anymore.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “Alright then…”
Yin Shisi laughed jovially, “And I am a golden saintess now. I have reached the seventh realm sacred saint level now.”
Lu Qingyun was jolted as he stammered, “You have overcome your life and death tribulation and is now a saintess?!”
Everyone had advanced at least a realm…
Since he was the last to open his eyes then his cultivation realm must also have advanced. He was already a peaked fourth realm expert when he had begun to cultivate in this place. Therefore it was not surprising if he was now a golden celestial. But he could not remember how he had passed his life and death tribulation.
He laughed weakly, “So I am a golden celestial now? I can feel the pureness of my profound strength now. How long have I been cultivating?”
Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue took a look at one another before Yin Shisi said quietly, “Senior brother, you have been cultivating for nearly a year now, far longer than any of us. We are a little worried and yet we dare not disturb you.”
“One year?!” Lu Qingyun nearly fainted from shock. “Then we must have missed the events that are in the Moon Demon Forest.”
Then he thought, “What if Keqin has returned to the Heavens Ridge Villa in the mean time to look for me? She must have thought that I’ve lost my life somewhere?”
Yin Shisi smiled, “We have spoken with the Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea again while you are still in deep meditation, she had told us that time flows a little different here. One year here is actually a day outside.”
Lu Qingyun blinked his eyes, “There is really such a thing? So it is only one day that had passed so far?”
Then he looked up to smile at Yan’Er, “Your master is now a golden celestial now. Aren’t you glad my cute little Yan’Er?”
Yan’Er took a sheepish look at Lu Qingyun before she chuckled, “Master, we are still at the upper fourth realm level.”
Lu Qingyun: …
“My cultivation realm did not have any improvement?” Lu Qingyun was startled and he was a little bewildered.
He took a quick glance at Yin Shisi and Ouyang Xue who were all nodding weakly. There was no doubt that he was still a fourth realm level from the expressions that they had given him.
It was no wonder that he did not feel that he had experienced any life and death tribulation because it did not happen at all.
Even Ouyang Xue had overtaken him to become a golden celestial.
What else could he say but muttered weakly, “I am glad that everyone had overcome your life and death tribulation. I am glad for everyone. It must not be easy at all.”
Ouyang Xue said quietly, “Senior brother, don’t be sad alright? Soon it will be your turn. I believe in you.”
Yin Shisi nodded, “No doubt with your experiences here, you will soon become a fifth realm golden celestial. All you need is a lucky occurrence and it will come soon.”
Lu Qingyun smiled at them warmly, “Actually, I am really alright. Don’t worry about me. I must have made too many cultivation mistakes in the past and that is why my realm cultivation did not advance. But I can feel that my profound strength is purer than ever before and I am also stronger than I am in the past.”
Yin Shisi gave him a glad look, “I’m glad that senior brother thinks this way.”
Ouyang Xue lowered her eyes, “If it is not for senior brother who had found this place, Xue’Er will never be able to reach the fifth realm level.” Ever since she had met Lu Qingyun, her fate seemed to have changed as well.
Lu Qingyun laughed softly, “I guess that it is now time for us to leave this place. Let’s go and look for the Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea.”
The other two maidens nodded and their eyes were delighted.
While they were talking, Yan’Er was looking quite sheepishly. It was because her Master Lu Qingyun was supposed to face his first ever life and death tribulation. This place was the perfect cultivation spot for the cultivators and even though Lu Qingyun’s inner spiritual sea was three times as vast as the typical fourth realm cultivators due to the annihilating god seed and it may need some time to fill it to the brim.
However in the past year alone, his inner spiritual sea was now full to the brim and it was all too easy for him to trigger his next realm advancement.
But Yan’Er had promised Qin Keqin to suppress his cultivation advancement until he had reached the ancient ruin of the Moon Demon Forest or until she had given her permission to do so. Although Yan’Er did not know how long her master had to cultivate or whether they would reach the Moon Demon Forest in a nick of time, Qin Keqin’s words to her was like a powerful law that was in her heart.
By right, Yan’Er strength alone could not stopped Lu Qingyun’s from advancing his cultivation realm but after she had the cultivation spiritual strength of the Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea, she was able to suppress his cultivation advancement.
The Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea had told Yan’Er, “This is not enough. He is too strong to be restrained by anyone. He is indeed a special one. If you want to suppress his realm advancement temporary, you have to first become a fifth realm golden spirit entity first. Only then can you suppress him. But this may be dangerous for you. After all, this is a life and death tribulation that every would be fifth realm cultivators have to face. Are you willing to do so?”
Although Yan’Er was often lazy and playful but she had a heart of steel and she replied firmly, “I’m willing!”
And Yan’Er had secretly taken the life and death tribulation for Lu Qingyun. She was also fortunate that she had the Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea to guide her through the life and death tribulation.
Yan’Er life and death tribulation was a scary monstrous entity that appeared from above her soul sea, threatening to devour her. Because Yan’Er was not a golden roc anymore, she had appeared as a little girl who was only a small dot in her soul sea. In order to overcome her life and death tribulation, she had to use her cultivation strength to overcome her divine calamity that was in the form of a scary monstrous entity.
But this place was also the realm of the Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea. The instant the Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea had sensed Yan’Er divine calamity, a rift was opened in the soul sea of Yan’Er and the spiritual form of the Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea had crushed the malicious monstrous entity.
Yan’Er eyes began to glow golden after her divine calamity and quickly reverted to normal after she had used her strength as a seal to suppress Lu Qingyun’s inner spiritual sea.
When her seal was released, Lu Qingyun would become a fifth realm golden celestial anytime.
The Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea had asked Yan’Er, “Why did you want to seal your master and your own cultivation advancement? Will it do any good to you?”
Yan’Er chuckled, “I don’t know. Big Sister Keqin asks me to do it so Yan’Er is doing it.”
The Guardian Spirit Endless Abyssal Sea had reached into Yan’Er to read her soul sea of her memories of Qin Keqin and was startled, “This maiden is the true daughter of the heavens…”