Chapter 233: Straight to the Primeval Source
Yi Yun sat down cross-legged in front of the wall with the four sentences written on it.
He figured that the old man must have brought him here to take a look at the four lines of words.
This ancient tomb was already empty. Before, there were battle sabers, treasures and inheritance buried here, but they were all gone now, and the only thing left behind was the tomb owner’s words.
These words were full of a relentless dominance that was shocking to behold!
“Oh? These words…”
After Yi Yun stared at the four lines for a while, he realized that they contained an inexplicable concept. Each word, each stroke, was shiny, like a saber beam that seemed to break out from the wall! It was as if these words were a display of saber techniques!
Upon discovering this, Yi Yun began focusing his spirit and stared unblinkingly at the four lines.
Each word had a different concept from the other. But when they were combined together, it gave one a consistent and natural feeling.
“I get it!” Yi Yun’s eyes lit up. “The person who inscribed these words demonstrated his insight on the saber truths, which he obtained over his entire life!”
“These words may not be a saber technique formula. They are even better than that!”
There was a concept within these words, but Yi Yun could not comprehend it. He could only roughly feel it and try to fathom it. But he was weak when compared to the person who left behind these inscriptions. Although Yi Yun had extraordinary perceptivity, he was unable to gain enlightenment.
“It’s so deep…”
Yi Yun knitted his eyebrows. These four lines were like four sets of saber techniques.
Each saber technique had its own saber truths. In Yi Yun’s current state, it was just wishful thinking to hope that he could understand everything.
In fact, the old man who brought Yi Yun here did not expect Yi Yun to gain much insight.
But if Yi Yun could gain even a tiny amount of insight into the “truth”, it would be extremely beneficial for him!
The road of martial arts was a long path.
This “truth” was the laws of the way. If at the beginning, one could point straight to the primeval source along the long path, then even if traversing the path was filled with difficulties, as long as one could endure it and fully understood it, one could skyrocket, achieving great things!
Of course, those who had no talent would not dare to take this arduous path.
This path was fraught with difficulties and there would be delayed achievements and breakthroughs. At one point in time, one would grow frail with age and they would lose their potential. One could die of old age without reaching the realm of a human lord. Then what was the point in cultivating martial arts?
“I guess this old man has high regards for me…” Yi Yun muttered to himself. It cost one glory point to stay in the ancient tomb for one day. It was possible for a person to not gain any insight. So an ordinary person would not risk it.
It was most likely that in every batch of rookies, only figures like Qin Haotian and Luo Huo’er, would have the opportunity to enter the tomb!
“I don’t think I’m the only person who has entered this ancient tomb. I wonder what people like Qin Haotian learned?”
Yi Yun did not believe that the old man had decided he was a future sage with a glance. It was most likely that he chose people, who were outstanding, to test them in the ancient tomb.
Those who could learn anything could stay behind.
Those who could not learn anything had no choice but to give up.
With this thought in mind, Yi Yun suddenly had an idea. He let his spiritual energy interface with the Heaven’s eyeball and the Purple Crystal, and then, he opened up his energy vision!
By now, Yi Yun’s energy vision was almost perfect. Everything in the world was formed of energy; so in his vision, all the superficial appearances were ignored, leaving behind only the ultimate source!
When Yi Yun used his energy vision to look at the words, Yi Yun was surprised.
“Oh? This is…”
Yi Yun’s breathing stagnated. Typically when one engraved words on stone, words were words. There was nothing special with marks on stone.
But these four lines were completely different. In his energy vision, these words were no longer static words, but flowing energy lights.
This astonished Yi Yun. This great person had left behind words that embodied within them laws and yet, the energy had not dissipated after tens of millions of years!
Yi Yun realized that this energy was totally different from the energy of the primordial species or herbs.
He could control the energy from the primordial species and herbs with the Purple Crystal and he could absorb them to raise his level.
But the energy within these four lines seemed to be an independent system.
The energy that these words contained was not strong, but it felt primeval.
Yi Yun felt that he had been exposed to a lot of things in the short period of the past two hours.
It was like a mysterious door had suddenly opened before him and it was sending a wave of all sorts of primeval truths. Each truth was extremely mysterious and it was coming straight from the primeval source.
It was a pity that he could not completely understand these truths at his current level. It made Yi Yun feel like he had many things to learn, but he was dazzled by it all.
“Take it slow. The road ahead of me is still long. There’s no rush.”
With this thought, he calmed his mind. He took whatever he could get. He had to start somewhere on that long journey.
As such, Yi Yun began maintaining his energy vision and he began pondering over the saber truths in the four lines.
From the perspective of the naked eye, these words seemed stationary. Although they gave off an illusion of jumping out of the wall, it was still an illusion.
But in the energy vision, it was completely different.
The words were all moving. As they had condensed primeval energy within themselves, they were slowly flowing!
The bright energy light contained an inexplicable philosophy within them. It was as if each flow contained a fundamental law.
Yi Yun soon immersed himself in this view. He fell into a trance and forgot the time of day.
From midnight to daybreak, till noon. The next day’s rookie ranking competition had begun and Yi Yun was absent.
“Oh? Yi Yun didn’t come?”
Yi Yun was now a prominent figure. He was noticed everywhere he went. As an important cultivator, he had a special spot in the arena. As such, many people noticed that Yi Yun was absent from the rookie ranking competition.
“Today, Chu Xiaoran and Qiuniu will both be having their own battles. They are already planning to charge into the top 3000. Yet, Yi Yun doesn’t want to watch their battles?”
As Chu Xiaoran and Qiuniu were challenging veteran cultivators who were ranked in the top 3000, the atmosphere at today’s rookie competition was more intense. Many of the fourth and fifth year cultivators in the Tai Ah Divine City had come to watch!
The arena which was usually empty due to its large area was now packed, giving off a crowded feeling.
“Yi Yun might not be planning to compete against Chu Xiaoran and Qiuniu. These two are monsters, but… even if Yi Yun doesn’t plan on fighting them, he should still show up and watch…”
Many could not comprehend the situation. What was more important than watching Chu Xiaoran and Qiuniu challenge cultivators in the top 3000?
It could even be said that in a few days time, it would become a battle between Chu Xiaoran and Qiuniu!
When that happened, even the entire Tai Ah Divine City would scramble to watch it.
It was impressive that a battle between two rookies could reach such a level.
“The battles are starting soon. For a rookie to enter the Earth ranking’s top 3000 in three months, and for there to be two of them, this is probably something that hasn’t been seen in the Tai Ah Divine City for the past few decades!”
People were buzzing with activity. They were all looking forward to today’s competition.
At this moment, in a spacious room above the 90th floor of the central divine tower, two old men were sitting on chairs. They were looking at a disk array which was depicting the battles happening in the arena.
One of the two old man was Elder Jian Ge, and the other was the thin old man who brought Yi Yun into the ancient tomb.
“You took Yi Yun to the saber tomb?” Elder Jian Ge asked suddenly.
The old man nodded and said, “Yes… I find this kid a little interesting, he might gain some insights…”
“Might…” Elder Jian Ge knit his eyebrows. “Just because of the word “might”, you took him there?”
Elder Jian Ge was obviously displeased with the old man’s actions.
“So what? The ancient tomb may be a forbidden ground, but there are certain privileges that still allows one to access it. Besides, even if the kid doesn’t gain any insight, he has nothing to lose…”
“Nothing to lose?” Elder Jian Ge shook his head helplessly. “Cang Yan, you always do as you please and do not think it over. It’s not like you do not know that the primeval truths inscribed in the saber tomb are too difficult to comprehend. Once it is understood, it would be an excellent achievement!”
“But if one cannot gain any insight, it will be a waste of time! The way of the saber truth is too deep. It can easily cause obsession within a person. What I am afraid of, is that this kid might be too stubborn. Even after failing, he does not know when to stop. At that point, he would be wasting his time and energy.”
Time was too precious for young talents.
As for these talents, they were mostly arrogant and determined. This was generally a good thing, but there were times where it could be a bad thing.
A determined young genius might be mesmerized by the truth of the primeval source.
Even if one stopped him, he would always think about those words as if he was possessed.
At that point, one could not stop him, but neither would stopping him be right. Based on a person’s perceptivity, it would be a waste of precious time if one ended up not figuring out anything!
There were many cases like this in the Tai Ah Divine City. There were even some geniuses who spent their whole lives trying to figure it out, but they only ended up feeling more and more bitter about it. Eventually, their lives were wasted away. Hence, the Tai Ah Divine City took the ancient tomb very seriously. It was not easily opened so they could prevent accidental access.
But this Cang Yan was erratic. Whoever he found ‘interesting’, he would take him to the ancient tomb. He was practically harming them!
“Old freak, all sorts of geniuses come to the Tai Ah Divine City for training. It’s normal to die, yet you are always so careful. How would you nurture a real expert, like a sage? You may object to my actions, but just a few years ago, I brought that little rascal, Qin Haotian in there, and he gained something.”
Qin Haotian was a swordsman. The left of the two chambers in the Tai Ah ancient tomb was the chamber of saber truth, while the right chamber was the chamber of sword truth. Of course, Qin Haotian went into the sword truth chamber.
It was a mystery who left behind the words in both chambers.
Elder Jian Ge shook his head, “Qin Haotian was an exception. He was born for the sword. He is almost one with the sword. Qin Haotian almost cannot leave his sword and he can only use a sword. You cannot expect everyone to be like him. As for Yi Yun, he might not be a person who has to use a saber.”