Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1492
entire Glacier Plain Court knew. Why would she suddenly appear here when
barely three months had passed since then?
“Elder Bai, I have followed Yang shi here in order to… deal with some
matters!” Chen Leyao swiftly got up and greeted Elder Bai.
This was the elder whom she was closest with in the Glacier Plain Court.
She didn’t wish to lie to her.
At this moment, Elder Bai finally turned her gaze toward Zhang Xuan.
The middle-aged man before her didn’t seem to be too old, but his
cultivation was like an abyss. She found that she was unable to gauge the
depth of his strength.
“I have heard of many Yang shis, may I know who you are?” Elder Bai
frowned in hostility.
Chen Leyao was one of the disciples which the Glacier Plain Court had
devoted its resources to grooming, and yet, instead of cultivating
diligently in the Sanctum of Sages, this fellow actually brought her back
here. This had made her a little displeased.
“I am Yang Xuan,” Zhang Xuan replied calmly.
“Yang Xuan? Which Yang Xuan?” Elder Bai replied instinctively when a
moment later, her eyebrows shot up as she uttered in astonishment,
“Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters’ Yang Xuan?”
Zhang Xuan didn’t respond to Elder Bai’s question, choosing to chuckle
softly instead. He stood up and said, “Elder Bai, you have a glowing
complexion, but it seems like you have an energy clot in your Tuihai
acupoint, resulting in a clash in the searing and cold energies in your
body. If I’m not mistaken… the hair beneath your hat has already on the
color of snow, am I right?”
“You…” Elder Bai widened her eyes in shock.
She had always appeared before others with a hat on her head in order to
conceal her snowy hair, and even the disciple whom she favored the most,
Chen Leyao, was unaware of this matter. Yet, the middle-aged man before
her was able to see through it with a simple glance?
“There’s no need to geet nervous. Execute a punching routine.” Paying no
heed to Elder Bai’s shock, Zhang Xuan took two steps forward as he spoke
with a calming voice.
Upon hearing those words. Elder Bai’s expression suddenly turned dazed
for a moment, and before she realized it, she had already executed a
Upon realization of what had just happened, her face turned livid in
anger and embarrassment, but just as she was about to berate the other
party, the other party had already begun speaking once more, “You have
practiced your Arctic Arcane Art since young, and as you have never come
into contact with the opposite gender, guarding the purity of your yin
through such, you were able to bring out the full prowess of the
cultivation technique. However… have you noticed that you are unable to
advance your cultivation by even the slightest bit anymore? No matter how
many pills you consume or how many master teachers you consult, you just
aren’t able to make the breakthrough to Macrocosm Ascendancy realm!”
“You… How did you know?” Horrified by having her secrets exposed by a
stranger, Elder Bai couldn’t help but take a step back.
It had been a long while since she had reached Saint 8-dan pinnacle, but
for some reason, she was simply unable to make a breakthrough to the next
realm. She had tried many methods, but all of them turned out to be
futile in the end. By now, she had already completely given up hope.
Just that, she had only mentioned this matter to the elders whom she was
closest with in the Glacier Plain Court, and yet, for a stranger to know
of all this as well… Did he really analyze all of this from her punch?
world with such penetrating eyes!
“Macrocosm in Macrocosm Ascendancy realm refers to the spatial world we
perceive that is formed by the three dimensions. In order to grasp the
concept of the macrocosm, one must possess a deep understanding of the
spatial laws. While the Arctic Arcane Art is indeed a fairly powerful
cultivation technique, it would require one to use frost as a catalyst to
induce an impetus for a breakthrough to the Macrocosm Ascendancy realm,
but such a method of breakthrough happens to be incompatible with your
disposition. As a result, it caused an uneven distribution of the hot and
cold energies in your body, and the strain your body is under has
resulted in the premature whitening of your hair…”
At this point, Zhang Xuan raised his eyelids and asked, “Do you
experience feelings of irritation when you cultivate at night, resulting
in your inability to calm down? Does your body experience inner heat
seizures from time to time?”
“This… Yes, that’s true…” Elder Bai was intending to refute his
words, but after a slight moment of hesitation, she eventually nodded in
admittance. With a doubtful look, she asked, “Yang shi, may I know what
do you mean by disposition? I have practiced the Arctic Arcane Art for
more than a century now, but nothing has happened in the past. Why would
the issue of incompatibility suddenly crop up at this moment?”
Since the other party was able to see through the root of her problem,
she felt that this could be a good opportunity to resolve this long-term
ailment that had put her through great suffering. Thus, she decided to
not to conceal it anymore.
Just that, what the other party had said left her feeling slightly
She had cultivated the Arctic Arcane Art for many years now, and never
had she faced any problem with it. Why would there be an incompatibility
all of a sudden?
And also, what did the other party mean by the word, ‘disposition’?
“By disposition, I’m referring to the force field that you generate
around you. It’s something that’s affected by the cultivation technique
you practice, your personal habits, and even your surroundings!” Zhang
Xuan explained. “Your constitution harnesses the yin attribute, so it’s
indeed suited to cultivate the Arctic Arcane Art.”
“Then…” Elder Bai frowned in confusion.
Zhang Xuan was driving at too.
It was just a moment ago that he said that her disposition wasn’t
compatible with the cultivation technique, so why would he say that her
constitution was compatible now?
“Calm down and allow me to explain. There’s indeed no problem with your
constitution; the problem lays in the change in your disposition!” Zhang
“Change in my disposition?”
“Indeed. If I’m not mistaken, after your cultivation reached Saint 8-dan,
did you start cultivating a Earth Vein Lotus in your own residence?”
Zhang Xuan asked.
“That… Yes, that’s right!” Elder Bai nodded.
“The seeds of the Earth Vein Lotus does have the effect of eternalizing
one’s youthful appearance, so it’s a popular plant to cultivate amongst
the ladies. I can understand why you would want to cultivate one as well,
but do you know that the Earth Vein Lotus doesn’t just survive by taking
in the energy from the earth veins? More than that, it requires the
nourishment of earth flames in order to mature! While it only takes in a
small flicker, that’s already more than sufficient to change the
environment you live in, causing the surrounding force field to take on a
fire attribute. A day or two wouldn’t cause too much harm, but with your
Arctic Arcane Art and cold attribute constitution, a huge problem would
arise when you are exposed to such an environment in the long run!
“The fire attribute will slowly accumulate within your body. If you are
married, you might still be able to expel it out, but the act of guarding
the purity of your yin has also caused the fire poison to be trapped in
your body as well. As a result, when you cultivate the Arctic Arcane Art,
your cold energy would collide with the fire poison accumulated in your
body, resulting in your hair taking on a snowy color. At the same time,
the clots resulted from the clash causes your zhenqi to be trapped as
well. As a result, no matter how you cultivate, you aren’t able to
achieve a breakthrough…” Zhang Xuan shook his head and sighed deeply.
“This…” Elder Bai’s eyes widened in shock as she staggered weakly
She couldn’t say for sure whether the other party was right or not, but
it was indeed true that there was an Earth Vein Lotus planted in her
courtyard, and there were also several clots in her meridians that
impeded her flow of zhenqi. Thinking back, her condition also seemed to
have started after she began cultivating the lotus…
Could the other party be right?
“What should I do then? Yang shi, please enlighten me!” At this point,
Elder Bai already harbored no doubts about the capabilities of the
middle-aged man before her.
Previously, she still thought that it was impossible for that legendary
man to come to a place like this, but the very feat that the middle-aged
man standing before her had achieved, discerning the root of her ailment
with absolute ease, showed that his eye of discernment far surpassed that
of common 9-star master teachers… She couldn’t fathom anyone else other
than that legendary man who would possess such incredible capabilities!
“Simple. Destroy the Earth Vein Lotus you have planted in your courtyard
and soak yourself in the Glacier Lake for a whole month. Not only will
your afflictions be resolved, you’ll also have no trouble reaching
Macrocosm Ascendancy realm afterward!”
At this point, Zhang Xuan chuckled softly before continuing on,
“Alternatively, if you aren’t able to endure a month in the Glacier Lake,
you can also find a man to reconcile your yin and yang. You should be
able to resolve the problem within three days!”
“This…” Elder Bai’s face reddened upon hearing those words, and she
hurriedly shook her head. “I’ll endure a month in the Glacier Lake!”
Having lived a life of purity up to this day, she wouldn’t break
something she had insisted on just because of her affliction, especially
when there was an alternative solution.
There was a brief moment of silence before Elder Bai spoke up once more,
“Yang shi, given your standing and strength, even if your saint beasts
are injured, you should be more than capable of treating them without
medicinal herbs, right? Besides, even if you require medicinal herbs, you
also don’t need me to deliver it personally either, right? May I know the
reason why you have invited me over in such a roundabout manner?”
While everything seemed to fit rationally, as an elder of one of the
powerful Glacier Plain Court, Elder Bai was highly experienced and
worldly. On top of that, the fact that Chen Leyao was together with him
was a huge anomaly too. Putting all of the clues together, she was able
to keenly notice that something was amiss.