A Will Eternal - chapter-1040
Bai Xiaochun’s cultivation base surpassed the ordinary quasi-celestial
level. That, combined with his powerful Daoist magics from the Live
Forever Codex, ensured that his divine sense was actually very close to
the level of a true Mahayana Realm celestial.
Although there was a slight gap, only a true celestial would be able to
tell. When it came to anyone under the celestial level, Bai Xiaochun
would appear to be an actual celestial.
In the third immortal domain, the capital city of Cloudsea Prefecture was
often referred to as the Medicine Storehouse. And right now, the minds
and souls of all cultivators in that city went blank, leaving them
completely unaware of their surroundings.
From the moment that Bai Xiaochun’s divine sense spread out, to the
moment that they regained consciousness, from their perspective, no time
would have passed!
This was one of the dramatic, domineering and terrifying things that
powerful experts in the Mahayana Realm were capable of doing.
The innumerable cultivators in the capital city all remained in place,
completely unmoving. The only person who could act as normal was Bai
As he walked away from the huge stone gate that was the entrance to the
immortal’s cave, he ignored the deva guards and used his divine sense to
locate the auras of the more than 100 Heavenspan Realm cultivators in the
Sadly, all of them were strangers to him. But that didn’t stop him from
vanishing and reappearing in the northern part of the capital city, where
a prison was located.
The Heavenspan cultivators in the prison were also immobilized and
rendered unconscious by Bai Xiaochun’s divine sense. However, they
weren’t hurt. He considered sending them into the Greatsword of the
North, but after some thought, waved his sleeve, and put them in his bag
Blue light glittered as the Greatsword of the North then appeared in his
hand. After examining it closely, his eyes glittered.
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From what he could sense, the laughing-crying ghost face has been
subjugated by the world inside the greatsword, which would explain why
his strike at Daoist Heavenspan had been so shocking.
Furthermore, he could tell that, now that he was in the Eternal Immortal
Domains, the three-use-limitation that had been placed on the sword was
now gone. Unfortunately, it had still not accepted him as its master.
Therefore, he could only use it as a weapon, and could not access its
divine abilities in order to send people inside.
On top of all that, the spirit automaton, the Frigid Matriarch, was not
responding to his divine will.
“Do I not yet meet all the requirements…?” he thought. He knew that
there were people living inside the world of the sword, those being the
northern cultivators who hadn’t been mobilized in the war. In fact,
considering that they were inside the world of the sword, they would have
no idea of the events which had occurred on the outside, or that the
Heavenspan Realm had been destroyed.
Still contemplating the matter, he vanished. When he reappeared, he was
next to another Heavenspan cultivator, who he quickly put into his bag of
holding. Then he went on to another, and another. After he had them all,
his eyes flickered.
“I can’t let any of the medicinal plants here go to waste.” With
that, he performed an incantation gesture with his right hand, and used
the power of the Live Forever codex, as well as Frigid School energy, to
summon nine frigid clones. Without the slightest hesitation, he then sent
them out in nine different directions into the city.
Wherever they went, they took the medicinal plants they saw, regardless
of whether they recognized them or not.
They were like ravenous locusts who, in a very short time, cleared out
all of the medicinal plant farms in the entire capital city. And yet,
even after doing that, Bai Xiaochun wasn’t finished.
“That Li Luohai mentioned something about tribute….” After a bit
more searching, his frigid clones found exactly what he was looking for:
a treasure storehouse deep beneath the surface of the capital city!
Other than Bai Xiaochun, few people would be able to open it. But with
his Undying Hex, it was little challenge. Once inside, he took all of the
medicinal plants and spirit stones that were stored inside.
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There were also ten crystalline strongboxes that radiated such a powerful
energy of heaven and earth that it was obvious they contained shocking,
high-level medicinal ingredients!
One of them was an ingredient that Bai Xiaochun recognized.
“Nine hells apparition leaf!” His eyes immediately began to shine
with passion. He had read about nine hells apparition leaves back in the
Heavenspan Realm. They were a legendary medicinal plant that had long
since gone extinct. Supposedly, only one leaf would sprout on the plant
every five hundred years. These leaves were so beneficial to cultivators
that they were considered heaven-defying.
Inside of the box, Bai Xiaochun could see more than thirty such leaves,
provoking a loud gasp.
“That’s 15,000 years’ worth of leaves!!” For the first time since
arriving in the Eternal Lands, Bai Xiaochun’s eyes shone with delight.
After all, the nine boxes all contained medicinal plants, and although he
didn’t recognize any of the others, considering how valuable the nine
hells apparition leaves were, he could only imagine what the other plants
As for the crystalline boxes, he got the sense that they had been crafted
by refining countless spirit stones! Furthermore, the boxes were sealed
with strips of paper that had the character emperor on them. Obviously,
these medicinal plants were the tribute that Li Luohai had spoken of!
After collecting the boxes, Bai Xiaochun called his frigid clones back,
then looked around at the city one last time, sighing.
“Too bad time is so limited. Otherwise, I would spend more time
cleaning this place out.” Shaking his head, he was forced to hold back
the skills that he had honed in the Wildlands. Turning into a blur of
motion, he left the capital city.
He took his divine sense with him, removing the pressure which had been
weighing down on the cultivators. They didn’t awaken immediately; it
took about an hour. At that point, everyone simultaneously shivered, and
then went about with whatever they had been doing before losing
The cultivators within the city walls had it better off. To them, nothing
much seemed different. However, the cultivators in the farms that
surrounded the city were stunned to find that not a single plant or even
root could be seen. Everything around them was nothing more than bare
“Where… where am I?”
“This place seems familiar….” As the stunned cultivators muttered
and looked around, they eventually noticed a city off in the distance….
When they recognized the city, and then looked back at the bare earth,
they began to gasp in shock and cry out in alarm.
“Heavens, what’s going on?!?! This… this is crazy!! Did locusts
sweep through or something?!?!”
“No way. Even if locusts came through, they wouldn’t wipe things as
clean as this. I just blinked, and then… everything was gone!!” As
the commotion built up, some of the more quick-witted among the farm
workers came up with logical explanations.
“Calm down, everyone. The preceptor probably just came and harvested
the plants….” However, such voices of reason were soon drowned out by
“Like hell! If the preceptor harvested the plants, he would only take
the leaves…. Look, even the roots are gone!! I’ve been tending
medicinal plants for my entire life, and I’ve never seen a field as empty
as this! It couldn’t be cleaner if it was licked clean by dogs!! And
look over here! Dammit… the medicinal soil levels here are lower!!”
“That’s nothing. Look at this, guys. When I blinked just now, the
medicinal plant I was holding in my hand… vanished!!” Soon, the
commotion spread to the city itself.
By that time, Bai Xiaochun had already left Cloudsea Prefecture, and was
closing in on the rendezvous spot.
“I wish I’d had more time. What a pity I had to leave all those
bricks behind. They weren’t exactly spirit stones, but they had a lot
of spiritual energy in them. And what about the floor tiles? And the
building foundations….” Shaking his head, he flew along until he saw
a sea that was vastly more majestic than the former Heavenspan Sea!
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Waves rolled and crashed on its surface, creating a sound like thunder
from the highest heavens.
Compared to this sea, the Heavenspan Sea was more like a lake.
Far, far off in the distance, just off the shore, there was a huge
mountain that seemed to hold command over the waters around it. Visible
on the surface of that mountain were words!
This was the appointed rendezvous location with the Giant Ghost King.
After sending his divine sense out and ensuring there was no danger, Bai
Xiaochun flew up to the top of the mountain.
“The Giant Ghost King should be coming along any moment now.” Sitting
down cross-legged, he sat there listening to the crash of the waves and
looking off in the direction of Crosspeak Prefecture. After the time it
takes an incense stick to burn, he breathed a sigh of relief as he caught
sight of the Giant Ghost King heading toward him.