Chapter 202: In the Ancient Celestial Ruin (2)
The stone passage was actually quite broad and the height was ten times taller than Lu Qingyun. It was as though it was not meant for any men but for the desolate beasts.
But this conclusion was quickly proven to be right as Lu Qingyun saw the many step imprints of the desolate beasts on the ground.
The stone passage also had many intersections and they picked a random passage as they continued their way. It was as though that they were walking in a maze.
Qian Jingjing had an ominous feeling about the place so she tried to distract attention from it by asking Lu Qingyun, “Tell me more about Yan’Er? She is so cute. I wish that I have one myself.”
Lu Qingyun chuckled weakly, “Actually there is something that I want to tell you. Do you remember that when we were trapped in the desert at that time during the trials? It was actually Yan’Er that was helping me.”
He looked a little sheepish when he had said that, thinking that she may look down upon him.
But Qian Jingjing only smiled even more warmly, “Thank you for sharing with me! Yan’Er is part of your soul sea. She is you and you are her. There is actually no difference between the two of you. I really wish that I have a spirit entity too…no, a sentient spirit entity like Yan’Er. Hehe.”
Then she added, “Do you know that my protégé grandmaster also has a sentient spirit entity?”
“Oh?” Lu Qingyun shook his head. He had really never heard of it before.
“But my protégé grandmaster’s sentient spirit entity is an ugly old man. I don’t want an ugly old man like my grandmaster’s sentient spirit entity in the future.” Qian Jingjing laughed softly.
Lu Qingyun was smiling sheepishly, “I don’t want either.” But he was thinking and was drooling, “If I have a spirit entity that looks like Keqin…and Yin Shisi’s figure…”
All of a sudden Qian Jingjing knocked him on his head with her fist, “Are you thinking of something dirty?”
Lu Qingyun immediately stammered, “Of course not! We are in such a situation. How is it possible for me to think of something dirty at this time?”
Lu Qingyun replied, “Really!” But his ears were burning red and that was a big giveaway.
Qian Jingjing chuckled softly but she did not say further.
All of a sudden Yan’Er warned him from inside his soul sea, “Master, a devious monster is approaching.”
Lu Qingyun had immediately unsheathed his sword, “Jingjing we have a visitor.”
Qian Jingjing was startled as she immediately displayed her sword.
Indeed there was a monstrous figure of a Headhunter that had appeared and it was carrying a huge two handed sword on its shoulder!
Judging from its size and profound aura, it was a sixth rank Headhunter and it was also carrying a weapon!
Lu Qingyun was startled. Previously he had met with three fifth rank Headhunters on the way to the Moon Demon Forest. Although he had managed to dispatch one on his own but that was only a Fifth Rank Headhunter. Now a Sixth Rank Headhunter was another different matter entirely. Its strength was twice as powerful as a fifth rank Headhunter.
He had immediately said to Qian Jingjing, “Wait here please!”
With a swing of his sword, the ground below him had burst gently with a light shockwave as he jumped onto the Headhunter to engage it.
Lu Qingyun was startled by his lightness and the profound animus that was lifting him upward. With a single jump, he was already upon the Headhunter.
“This, this is the profound strength of a fifth realm golden celestial?!” He was thinking. But he had no time to think further; he displayed his ‘Alpha Soaring Heavens as One’ as he swung his sword upward into a downward cut at the Headhunter.
The Headhunter reaction was astonishing startling; the clumsy looking gigantic two handed sword was actually an illusion and in the next second, it had already blocked Lu Qingyun’s Alpha Soaring Heavens as One’ with a thunderous outburst of exchanged profound power as the two weapons clashed together!
But Lu Qingyun had the superior profound strength and the Headhunter was forced to take five steps to the back due to Lu Qingyun’s great profound strength.
Lu Qingyun saw an attack of opportunity and he had immediately raised his other hand to summon a beaming divine sword to display the ‘Beta Soaring Heavens as One’ as he moved his entire body forward.
Almost immediately the Headhunter’s profound aura was shattered as the ‘Beta Soaring Heavens as One’ had cut it down, slaying it immediately.
Lu Qingyun was startled as he muttered, “This is the profound strength of a fifth realm golden celestial?” He felt as though he had his profound strength doubled and that even a Sixth Rank Headhunter was also unable to withstand the martial power of his self-created sword art.
“I have actually defeated a Sixth Rank Headhunter on my own. I didn’t even need Yan’Er help to empower me yet…”
It was not only Lu Qingyun who was startled but Qian Jingjing was also looking at him with a startled look. The profound strength that Lu Qingyun had displayed was clearly out of a fifth realm golden celestial and was on par with an upper sixth realm golden supremacy. A fifth realm golden celestial was definitely unable to kill a Sixth Rank Headhunter with a single slash even with the most powerful sword art.
All of a sudden Lu Qingyun was shouting excitingly, “Jingjing look! The spirit core of the Headhunter is glowing!”
This could only mean one thing. Lu Qingyun’s attack was quite clean and painless to the Headhunter that they would be able to obtain its spirit core. Since this Headhunter was a sixth rank devious monster, obtaining its spirit core mean that they would be able to obtain its spirit entity too.
Even then, the chance of obtaining a spirit core was only one out of a hundred. It did not mean that it would drop from all the clean kills.
Lu Qingyun smiled excitingly to Qian Jingjing, “Since I’ve already got Yan’Er, I can’t get another spirit entity anymore. Why don’t Jingjing have the Headhunter’s spirit core? Maybe with some luck, this spirit entity may even be a sentient spirit entity.”
Qian Jingjing had a sheepish look before she smiled weakly, “No thanks.”
Lu Qingyun: ???
“Why doesn’t Jingjing wants one? It is such a golden opportunity to obtain one.” Lu Qingyun was perplexed.
Qian Jingjing had taken a look at the ugly Headhunter and she was thinking, “Because this Headhunter is not cute at all and is a male. I want a spirit entity that is cute like Yan’Er.”
But of course, she did not dare to say it to Lu Qingyun lest it would damage her image in front of him. But if they were a couple, she would not hesitate to say to him that it was ugly.
“Erm…I am not yet a golden supremacy. There is no point in having a spirit entity at the moment. It may even affect my chance of becoming a golden celestial. I am at my most critical point now.” Qian Jingjing quickly comes out with an excuse.
“Right. I didn’t think of that.” Lu Qingyun sighed softly. “Sorry.”
“What should I do with this spirit entity then? If we don’t do anything about it, it will deteriorate quickly without a soul sea. I can’t absorb it. I’m sure the desolate strength of a Sixth Rank Headhunter is extremely strong. It may even be stronger than Yan’Er in terms of raw strength…”
Yan’Er had suddenly appeared with an annoyed look, “He is an inferior spirit entity! Yan’Er is a Ninth Rank Golden Roc! Ninth Rank mighty golden roc! Ninth Rank!”
Lu Qingyun immediately argued with her, “It isn’t the issue of rank. Every desolate and devious monsters have their own unique attributes. Yan’Er your spirit animus is stronger and helpful to my profound aura. But in terms of martial strength, this Sixth Rank Headhunter seems stronger. Did you see the way it had reacted to my sword art? It is able to completely block my ‘Alpha Soaring Heavens as One’ in such a short time. This feat alone is astonishing enough.”
“Yan’Er don’t care. Yan’Er is the best…”
Qian Jingjing began to giggle at the sight.
All of a sudden Lu Qingyun had paused and was thinking of something.
Qian Jingjing asked, “What is wrong?”
Lu Qingyun smiled, “Nothing. I am suddenly fighting of my fight with Yue Lingxi.”
Qian Jingjing looked at him curiously, “Oh?”
It was because Lu Qingyun had suddenly recalled his fight with Yue Lingxi and was thinking, “A disparity between a fourth realm expert and a seventh realm expert is really too vast. Even though my profound strength is equaled to that of a sixth realm golden supremacy but I am still limited in my profound power that I can use. It is only when I am a golden celestial that I’ve realized the great disparity that is between the two of us.”
Then with another deep sigh, he thought. “She is purposely giving leeway to me that day? And I’ve killed her…”
A short while later, they had finally emerged from the passage and saw that they were in an open space that was surrounded by tall cliffs around them.
Although this was an open space, there were thousands of gigantic trees and the sky above had a heavy fog.
Lu Qingyun blinked his eyes, “I think we are only at the edge of the ancient celestial ruin and we have not really reached its inner premise.”
Qian Jingjing nodded. “And we have taken over an hour to get out of that maze.”
All of a sudden there was a growl and a Fifth Rank Fluffy Desolate Rabbit was seen. This Fluffy Desolate Rabbit was a gigantic rabbit with long fangs and a pink coat. Although it may look fluffy but its jaws could easily crush any fourth realm cultivators with a single swipe.
And the Fifth Rank Fluffy Desolate Rabbit had suddenly rushed headlong into Lu Qingyun and Qian Jingjing, attempting to crush them with its tremendous speed!
“Be careful!” Lu Qingyun shouted to Qian Jingjing as the two of them jumped out of its way.
Lu Qingyun was muttering weakly. “Yan’Er didn’t warn me at all…”
But Yan’Er said in his soul sea, “It is only a fifth rank little puny monster. It can’t surprise Master.”
Lu Qingyun had raised his sword and had immediately cut down the Fifth Rank Fluffy Desolate Beast. He did not even use any of his sword art. With a divine sword that was in his hand that was empowered by the profound strength of a fifth rank golden celestial, it was more than enough to bring it down.
All of a sudden the dead Fifth Rank Fluffy Desolate Beast was glowing. It was its spirit core!
For a fifth rank desolate beast to have a spirit core was something unusual. Probably one in a million odds.
Lu Qingyun laughed, “What luck. Unfortunately, we don’t need any spirit cores. Moreover, a fifth rank spirit core won’t be strong.”
But Qing Jingjing was looking sheepishly at Lu Qingyun, “Brother Qingyun, may I have the spirit core?”
Lu Qingyun: ???
“Erm, this is only a fifth rank spirit entity. Are you sure? You cannot get another spirit entity in the future. If you want to destroy it in the future then your soul sea would be damaged as well. Is this really what you want?” He asked.
Qian Jingjing nodded. But she did not tell him that she wanted the spirit core of this Fifth Rank Fluffy Desolate Rabbit because it looked cute and not because it was strong. She was afraid that Lu Qingyun may laugh at her.
Lu Qingyun could not refuse her but at the same time he was perplexed. “Alright then…if that is your wish.”
He did not understand why Qian Jingjing did not want the earlier spirit core of the Sixth Rank Headhunter but wanted an inferior spirit core of a Fifth Rank Fluffy Desolate Rabbit.
He used his profound strength to extract the spirit core and gently guided it into Qian Jingjing’s hands who then used her profound strength to absorb it into her soul sea.
Lu Qingyun asked her, “How is it? Are you feeling fine?”
Qian Jingjing nodded with a faint smile, “It seems good. I’ve absorbed this spirit core completely and it is a perfect fit. There is no ill-effect as far as I can tell.”
All of a sudden a spirit entity in the form a beautiful naked maiden with long pink hair had appeared right in front of them, startling the two of them.
Qian Jingjing was startled, “My spirit entity is a sentient spirit entity?”
“Jingjing, your spirit entity is a sentient spirit entity?!” Lu Qingyun was looking wide-eyed at Qian Jingjing’s spirit entity.
Qian Jingjing had suddenly noticed that Lu Qingyun was sniffing hard and was nose bleeding. “What is wrong? You are injured?”
Lu Qingyun muttered, “Yes, I must have suffered an internal injury while I was fighting that Headhunter…”
All of a sudden Qian Jingjing gave him a kick as she had suddenly noticed that Lu Qingyun was staring at her spirit entity with a lecherous look. “What are your eyes looking at?”
Her spirit entity was very beautiful and she was now looking at the two of them innocently while muttering, “Master…”
Qian Jingjing quickly said, “I am Qian Jingjing, your new master. I shall call you Yunqing. Since you have only just awakened, quickly hide in my soul sea first and search my memories for your clothing. Never appear naked in front of any man. They are rotten apples.”
Lu Qingyun: …
“Yes Master. Yunqing obeys you.” The spirit entity said gently. Before she vanished, she smiled gently at Lu Qingyun.
Lu Qingyun muttered, “Why is that Jingjing’s spirit entity seems so mature and gentle compared to mine?”
Then he looked at Qian Jingjing, “Your spirit entity name is Yunqing? Isn’t that my name in reverse?”
Qian Jingjing giggled softly before she walked off without giving an explanation.
Yan’Er was sobbing inside Lu Qingyun’s soul sea, “Huhuhu, Master don’t want his Yan’Er anymore.” Yan’Er was never envious or jealous of the other big sisters. But a spirit entity was different and Yan’Er saw that Lu Qingyun was staring at Yunqing and heaping her so much praises over her that she was sobbing now.
Lu Qingyun laughed before he said gently, “My cute little Yan’Er is the best.”
“Really?” Yan’Er asked between her sobs and her voice was almost incoherent.
“Really. I won’t give up my Yan’Er for anything else in the world.” Lu Qingyun said proudly.
Yan’Er was immediately delighted and she was laughing jovially now.