Chapter 30 - Spirit Source, Part Two
The cave was quite long. Soon, everyone arrived at the deepest recess of the cave, which was shaped like a hall. All around the walls, many luminous pearls were hung, illuminating the inner region brightly.
The cave was completely enclosed; there was only one exit.
There were three circular pools with some pebbles inside at the center. The water inside the pool was shining with a faint blue light.
Chen Tianshan touched the edge of a pool and immediately after, he beamed happily as he said, "This really is a spirit pool!"
"Benefactor, this pool would radiate blue light once a year and every time Valley Lord immersed in it, the blue light would disappear thereafter!" stated Little Rou.
"That's because the Spirit Qi would have entered his body!" explained Chen Tianshan; he was rather impatient and could not wait to go in.
Grandmaster Lian Sheng slightly knit his brows as he took a look inside the pool.
"This blue light is the water-attribute Spirit Qi. Once a year, huh? Elder Guanqi's every move is not without a purpose. Although he has fallen, this spring still has a deep purpose, certainly!" Grandmaster Lian Sheng said in a solemn tone.
"Throne Master Gu, why don't you give it a try first?" proposed Grandmaster Lian Sheng to Gu Hai with a laugh.
Gu Hai nodded; he didn't refuse at all. Placing Little Rou down, he entered one of the pools covered with blue light.
Slowly, he sat down in the lotus position, and silently circulated Qi using the True Dragon Xiantian Exercise.
Suddenly, Gu Hai felt a huge amount of Spirit Qi in the water drilling into his body through the pores of his body. Only the Heavens knew how many times faster this speed of absorption was than when he absorbed the Spirit Qi in the air. Billowing Spirit Qi rushed straight to his dantian.
"Wait, why is a purple glow emerging on Benefactor's body surface!?" exclaimed Little Rou in surprise.
"Is this water-attribute Spirit Qi? Why is it purple?" Chen Tianshan asked; he was also astounded.
The purplish hue around Gu Hai entered his body, whereas the blue hue in the pool grew richer and richer.
"Well?" Grandmaster Lian Shen was also looking at Gu Hai in shock and surprise.
"Grandmaster, what is it?" asked Gu Hai, puzzled.
"Purple light? Is this spirit source?" Grandmaster Lian Sheng marveled.
"What is spirit source?" Everyone looked at Grandmaster Lian Sheng in confusion.
"The most primeval Spirit Qi is called spirit source. A part of spirit source mixed in Water Qi would transform into water-attribute Spirit Qi; the spirit source would be diluted by one-hundredth or one-thousandth times or even more. If it was mixed in with Earth Qi, it would transform into earth-attribute Spirit Qi. Whatever it was mixed in with, it would get diluted into that particular attributed Spirit Qi. However, how can you absorb spirit source? What exercise are you cultivating in?" explained and asked Grandmaster Lian Sheng at the same time, shocked.
Gu Hai was taken by surprise for a moment. Nevertheless, he didn't hide and narrated the ups and downs of his cultivation.
Sudden realization dawned upon Grandmaster Lian Sheng. "External strength? No wonder, no wonder, no wonder you can only absorb one-hundredth of what others can. Even when you broke through into Xiantian Stage, you consumed so many spirit stones. So your body can only absorb Primeval Spirit Qi!? Because what you cultivated was the external strength, the prime True Qi source squeezed out of your body was the purest spirit source; in the future, you will only be able to absorb spirit source!" He looked at Gu Hai, a look of envy flashing in his eyes.
"Grandmaster, is the constitution of This Lowly One good or bad?" asked Gu Hai, very interested in his answer.
"It is both good and bad; bad because it will be very difficult for you to cultivate; every step forward for you will be extremely difficult. The spirit source is diluted, it would be quite rare to find one part of spirit source in hundred parts of Spirit Qi, your cultivation is doomed to be extremely difficult. The good part is that your foundation will be firmer than anyone else's. I now finally understand why he in the past abolished his cultivation, and cultivated all over again in external strength!" Grandmaster Lian Sheng explained, sighing with true emotion.
"Oh? Who?" Gu Hai asked inquisitively. There was still someone like him?
“The father of your Ascendant Hall’s Hall Lord!" A look of respect appeared on Grandmaster Lian Sheng's face as he said that.
"Oh? Long Wanqing's father?" Gu Hai's expression flickered.
"Long Wanqing? What? The Ascendant Hall Lord isn't her mother? It's Long Wanqing's grandfather who cultivated in external strength. However, why did Long Wangqing become Hall Lord?" Grandmaster Lian Sheng asked, shocked.
"It seems that Hall Lord's mother has already passed away, we came here to look for Wei Shengren. I wonder if Grandmaster has heard of him?" asked Gu Hai right away.
"Oh?" Grandmaster Lian Sheng wrinkled his brow.
"I know this person, but I didn't know he was also inside the Xiantian Endgame World. Where he is specifically, I don't know. But this guy, alas, if you see him, you yourself will see how marvelous that guy is!" lamented Grandmaster Lian Sheng, shaking his head.
"En!" Gu Hai nodded.
Inside the pool, along with the spirit source absorbed by Gu Hai, an inexhaustible amount of Spirit Qi surged into the pool, a small entrance leading to an underground spring seemed to appear at the bottom of the pool. As Gu Hai absorbed the spirit source, he drew in more and more Spirit Qi, and the blue hue in the pool grew richer and richer.
"Throne Master Gu! I will take up a pool and after a while, my mind will sink deeply to the bottom of the pool, observing a bit. As long as I don't wake up, please don't bother me!" said Grandmaster Lian Sheng.
"Alright! Grandmaster, don't worry!" Gu Hai nodded.
Grand Master Lian Sheng nodded as well. With a flip of his hand, the Khakkhara in his hand disappeared suddenly. Slowly, he entered a small pool, put his palms together, and sat down in lotus position; only his head remained outside the water. Afterward, he closed his eyes and remained completely still.
"Chen Tianshan, Gao Xianzhi, both of you take a pool. Little Rou, you enter the pool with me, it is better for you to heal your injuries with this Spirit Qi!" ordered Gu Hai.
"Yes, Throne Master!" Chen Tianshan was almost too impatient to wait.
"Wait!" Gu Hai shouted suddenly.
"Chen Tianshan, go out with Gao Xianzhi and hide the cave entrance!" instructed Gu Hai.
"That's right, I almost forgot!" Chen Tianshan complied swiftly even as he suddenly broke into laughter.
The two went quickly to the cave entrance, where they erased all the footprints and buried the cave entrance with many charred and dry branches, preventing any outsider from noticing anything strange.
Apart from Grandmaster Lian Sheng who sat fully clothed inside the pool...
Gu Hai, Gao Xianzhi, Chen Tianshan, all removed their clothes; leaving only their pants on before they sat in the lotus position and immersed themselves in the pools.
It seemed Little Rou liked the water-attribute Spirit Qi a lot. At this moment, she was swimming beside Gu Hai, putting in all her effort to absorb this blue Spirit Qi.
In a moment, the cave turned completely quiet. Everyone was enjoying the baptism of the spirit pools.
Whereas outside the cave, the Carefree Valley had also entered a state of calm, but this peacefulness didn't remain for very long.
About three hours later...
"AHHH, save me, demon beasts, demon beasts, save me, Senior Brother!"
"Run quickly, run, the demon beasts are chasing, there are so many demon beasts!"
"But why aren't these demon beasts killing us? They seemed to be herding us here, why do they want to send us here!"
"Ah, finished, we are finished, it's that mountain valley!?"
"They are coming for revenge, help, ahhh, they are coming for revenge!"
Inside the mountain valley, screams echoed again and again as countless demon beasts herded the outsiders who had entered the Xiantian Endgame World’s north side. Amidst all this fear, the beasts once again met up with the outsiders who had massacred this mountain valley’s inhabitants just recently.
A great fear invaded the cultivators' hearts.