A Will Eternal - chapter-101
The peak lord from Sunset Peak let out a cold harrumph and waved his
right sleeve. Instantly, a powerful force descended onto the trembling
Sunset Peak disciples. To them, it felt like mountains were crushing down
on them, provoking miserable shrieks of pain.
The Beihan siblings felt even more pressure than the others. Their faces
twisted in pain as their cultivation bases shook. Although their hatred
for Bai Xiaochun surged, they couldn’t let any of it show on their
“The lot of you had better get the hell back to the north bank this
instant! Go into secluded meditation and don’t come out for ten
years!” Although the peak lord of Sunset Peak was the one to take
action, these were disciples from his mountain peak, so he was actually
protecting them to some extent. Although he seemed to be acting harshly,
he actually was sympathetic to their cause. With a wave of a sleeve, he
caused a powerful wind to spring up that swept the Sunset Peak disciples
off into the distance.
Looking back at Bai Xiaochun, he plastered another smile onto his face
and slowly said, “Xiaochun, can you remember now?”
Bai Xiaochun knew that he shouldn’t push things too far. Things had
already worked out quite well for him, so he cleared his throat in
“Hahaha! There’s no need for all of this, Elder Brother. As a
Prestige disciple, and the Junior Brother of the sect leader, how could I
lower myself to the same level as those raucous Sect Nephews? What a
bunch of naughty and mischievous kids.” The way Bai Xiaochun was acting
as if he really were of the same generation as him caused the peak lord
of Sunset Peak to grimace inwardly. Off to the side, Zheng Yuandong
cleared his throat, and yet again wished he could take back his impulsive
decision from years before.
Bai Xiaochun ignored the strange looks and puffed his chest out.
Suppressing his feeling of pride, he prepared to finish explaining the
At that point, Li Qinghou cleared his throat.
“Self-created pill formulas are precious to apothecaries,” he said
coolly. “I wonder what else the north bank has prepared to offer in
exchange for the formula.”
Bai Xiaochun blinked, and then stood there looking up at the four north
bank peak lords.
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The peak lords exchanged glances. Then the old woman from Irispetal Peak
pulled out a green pearl filled with swirling mist. The magnetic pulses
it emitted caused everything in the area to fill with ripples.
“This is a Protomagnetic Pearl,” she explained, “extracted from the
heart of a Protomagnetic Giant. It even contains a bit of pure
protomagnetic power. Used on its own, it can exert influence on all
magical items within a certain area. Even to Foundation Establishment
cultivators, it could be considered an extraordinary treasure. It would
be difficult to use directly with only a Qi Condensation cultivation
base. However, the Heavenhorn Pavilion happens to have a pair of magnetic
spirit wings which, if used with the Protomagnetic Pearl, can be a
powerful trump card for the Qi Condensation stage. With those wings, you
could move so fast that even a Foundation Establishment cultivator would
have a hard time keeping up with you!
“Bai Xiaochun, having taken first place in the Chosen battles, you have
the right to go select any treasure you want from the Chosen Pavilion.
I’ve already taken the liberty of bringing the magnetic spirit wings to
give you, along with the pearl, in exchange for the pill formula!” Even
as the words left her mouth, the old woman waved her right hand, causing
a set of green wings to appear. They, along with the pearl, flew over to
float in front of Bai Xiaochun.
Bai Xiaochun’s eyes began to shine. He could already move with
incredible quickness, but if a Foundation Establishment cultivator really
wanted to chase him down, he wouldn’t be able to outrun them. However,
with the Protomagnetic Pearl and the magnetic spirit wings in combination
with his speed, he could move unbelievably quickly. A life-saving object
such as that was something that left his heart pounding.
“Furthermore,” the old woman continued with a stiff smile, “if luck
is on your side, you might even be able to sense the manifestation of
protomagnetic power. With that, you might be able to gain enlightenment
of one of the top ten secret magics of the Spirit Stream Sect, Arcane
Bai Xiaochun licked his lips, and was just about to agree, when he
suddenly stopped and looked over at Li Qinghou to see whether or not he
approved. He had long since come to view Li Qinghou as one of his own
relatives, and as such, would follow his lead. If Li Qinghou asked him to
hand over the pill formula, then Bai Xiaochun would do so without
To him, it was just a pill formula. To the north bank, it was like a holy
relic. The truth was that Bai Xiaochun had lots of strange pills in his
bag of holding. In fact, he was already coming to the conclusion that he
should start testing some of them out to see what wondrous effects they
Li Qinghou glanced at the Protomagnetic Pearl and the magnetic spirit
wings, then looked over at the four north bank peak lords. Eventually,
his gaze came to rest on the old woman. Eyes glittering, he suddenly
said, “Add in one of the other ten secret magics, the legacy of the
north bank… the Waterswamp Kingdom!”
As soon as the words left his mouth, Sect Leader Zheng Yuandong’s
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“Impossible!” barked the peak lord of Sunset Peak angrily. He
wasn’t the only one to disagree so vehemently. The peak lord of Archway
Peak, the old man, glared at Li Qinghou with wide eyes.
“Li the Swindler appears again!” he sneered. “This is preposterous!
The Waterswamp Kingdom is a legacy of the north bank, one of the top ten
secret magics of the Spirit Stream Sect! It’s a top-rated technique on
the same level as Ghosts Haunt the Night. There is absolutely no way
we’ll give it to someone from the south bank!”
Bai Xiaochun looked up at the commotion above, and when he heard the peak
lord from Archway Peak call Li Qinghou ‘Li the Swindler’, his jaw
“Is that supposed to be a joke?” Li Qinghou said coldly, flicking his
sleeve. “A thousand years ago, Ghosts Haunt the Night was the legacy of
Violet Cauldron Peak! You north bank people were happy to take it away in
trade, but now that the south bank wants to trade for one of your legacy
secret magics, you refuse? Ludicrous!”
The north bank’s peak lords were at a loss for words.
The peak lord of Ghostfang Peak was a partially translucent figure whose
features couldn’t be seen clearly. Sighing, he said, “Ghosts Haunt the
Night is a perfect match for Ghostfang Peak. Besides, all that happened
years ago. It’s not worth bringing up now. As far as the Waterswamp
Kingdom goes, only a handful of people have ever successfully cultivated
it, such as Patriarch Heavenwing, eight thousand years ago. Nobody else
did anything with it other than produce some useless spirits. It’s far
too difficult. Peak Lord Li, why are you making things hard for us?”
“No Waterswamp Kingdom? No pill formula,” Li Qinghou said with
decisiveness that could sever nails and chop iron.
Bai Xiaochun looked up in wonderment as the peak lords argued about the
Waterswamp Kingdom. He had been under the impression that the offer was
good enough already, although the Waterswamp Kingdom had always sounded
interesting to him. At the same time, he had a new understanding of Li
Qinghou. He was truly providing a shining example of how to rip people
off. Could that be why he had been called ‘Li the Swindler’?
Having reached this point in his train of thought, Bai Xiaochun looked up
at Li Qinghou, his eyes shining with admiration.
The north bank peak lords grumbled a bit, but in the end, agreed to the
demands. Although their legacy secret magic was important, the medicinal
pill was even more precious to them.
Moments later, Li Qinghou directed Bai Xiaochun to explain the complete
formula for the Aphrodisiac Pill. Considering how important the pill was,
the peak lords had long since sealed the area tight so that no one would
be able to eavesdrop.
After Bai Xiaochun finished, the four peak lords took some time to
examine the complete formula. Then they nodded, and the old woman from
Irispetal Peak tossed a blue jade slip out toward Bai Xiaochun.
“The Waterswamp Kingdom is one of the most powerful of the ten secret
magics. It is a divine ability which requires that you observe all types
of beasts, and use that knowledge to create your own life essence spirit.
Creating something from nothing, use the waterswamp to give it form, and
summon a physical kingdom.
“For the past ten thousand years, everyone in the Spirit Stream Sect
who has attempted to form a life essence spirit have produced simple,
ordinary creatures. The only exceptions are Patriarch Heavenwing, who
formed a domineering Heavenwing Gargoyle, as well as a few others like
“As for what type of life essence spirit is formed, that depends on the
cultivator’s understanding of spirit creatures. If a hundred people
cultivated the Waterswamp Kingdom, a hundred different life essence
spirits would result, some powerful, some weak. Some, like the Heavenwing
Gargoyle, were shockingly powerful. Others produced nothing more than a
bunny or a snake.
“Bai Xiaochun, you are a south bank disciple, and although there is
competition between the north and south banks, we are all one family. I
truly hope that you can succeed in cultivating your own life essence
spirit.” Of course, despite her words, neither she nor any of the other
three peak lords truly believed that Bai Xiaochun would have any measure
of success in his cultivation of the Waterswamp Kingdom.
One reason for that, of course, was that the Waterswamp Kingdom required
one to carefully observe and study a large number of spirit creatures,
something that was virtually impossible to do on the south bank.
The transaction having been completed, the four peak lords from the north
bank left along with Zheng Yuandong. Li Qinghou stayed behind. There was
warmth in his eyes, but it was hidden beneath the sharp look that
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He began by reprimanding Bai Xiaochun, telling him not to get arrogant
over having taken first place in the Chosen battles. He then gave him
some tips regarding his cultivation base, and finally gave him some more
detailed information regarding the bracelet he’d given him, as well as
the Protomagnetic Pearl.
“The Protomagnetic Pearl and the magnetic spirit wings will be of great
use to you. Take the time to get familiar with how to use them. As for
the Waterswamp Kingdom, it’s even more profound than the Magic Plant
Arsenal we have here on Fragrant Cloud Peak. By the way, the Dragon
Mammoth Sea-Forming Scripture was created by the founding patriarch of
the sect, who led the campaign from the Heavenspan delta into the Lower
Reaches. Make sure to study it well. It will make things much smoother
for you when I teach you the Magic Plant Arsenal technique.” After
giving some more exhortation, he turned to leave.
Profoundly moved, Bai Xiaochun clasped hands and bowed deeply. However,
he couldn’t hold back from curiously asking, “Uncle Li, um… why did
they call you Li the Swindler? That was ridiculous!”
Li Qinghou stopped in mid-stride. Face darkening, he glared back at Bai
Xiaochun and said, “Stop prying into the affairs of adults! Just
remember that we apothecaries treasure the Dao of medicine. We don’t
just give things out for free!”
With that, Li Qinghou left.
The more Bai Xiaochun thought about the matter, the more his eyes began
to shine with praise. He was now almost completely convinced that
acquiring medicinal pills from Li Qinghou must be quite a pain for most
After Li Qinghou left, Bai Xiaochun went back into his immortal’s cave.
Now that he knew the Dragon Mammoth Sea-Forming Scripture was created by
the founding patriarch of the sect, his heart swelled with admiration.
“In the introduction to the scripture, the founding patriarch talked
about shackles. I wonder what exactly those shackles are?” After some
more thought, he came up with some ideas, but had no way to confirm
whether or not they were correct. Shaking his head, he pulled out the
Protomagnetic Pearl and, following the instructions given by Li Qinghou,
put it into his mouth and swallowed it.
The pearl dissolved into mist which flowed through his body and came to
rest in his dantian region. There was nothing uncomfortable about the
sensation, and in fact, he even felt a bit lighter. After moving around a
bit, he realized that he could move even more quickly than before. It was
almost as if some strange connection now existed between him and his
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Filled with a sense of wonder, he produced the magnetic spirit wings.
They were green, and as diaphanous as the , almost transparent. After a
moment, Bai Xiaochun exhaled some spiritual energy onto the wings, and
they began to melt. It took the time it takes an incense stick to burn,
and during the process, his eyes glittered. Eventually, the wings melted
into his palm, and then appeared on his back.
Like blood dissolving in water, they became a part of him, and were as
easy to control as his own arms. Expression brightening, he exercised a
single thought, and the wings fluttered.
He instantly transformed into nothing more than afterimages, shooting at
high speed toward the wall of the immortal’s cave. He let out a shriek
as he tried to stop, but was unfamiliar with controlling the wings and
slammed into the wall.
A boom rang out, and the entire immortal’s cave shook. Thankfully, Bai
Xiaochun’s fleshly body was quite tough, and nothing happened other
than him ending up being embedded in the stone wall. After a long moment
passed, he flopped down onto the ground and let out a groan.
Gritting his teeth, he struggled to his feet and glanced up at the spot
where he’d run into the wall. Not daring to perform any more tests
indoors, he walked outside, summoned his courage, and then flapped the
wings again. In the blink of an eye, he was far off in the distance.
A few days later, he was much more familiar with how to control the speed
of the wings, and it was a wonderful sensation. He almost felt invincible.
“Hahaha! I’m so fast that not even Elder Zhou could catch me!” He
threw his head back and laughed uproariously as he flew a few circles in
the air before returning to his immortal’s cave.