Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1589
existed for innumerable years. It felt like a construction that had
“This was likely left behind by Ancient Sage Ran Qiu. If there’s really a
Celestial Amulet of Legacy here, it’s probably inside!” Luo Ruoxin said.
With just a glance, it was apparent that the palace was extraordinary. It
was not an infrastructure that ordinary beings were capable of
constructing, and the means that were concealed within would strike fear
even in the hearts of Great Sages. This did seem like the work of Kong
shi’s strongest disciple.
Activating his Eye of Insight, Zhang Xuan quickly scanned the area around
the palace, and a moment later, he said grimly, “The trail ends here.
Most likely, the four of them have already entered the palace. Let’s
quickly enter as well!”
Knowing how important this matter was, the three of them quickly flew for
the palace ahead of them.
While the palace might not have appeared to be too far away from them,
roughly twenty li at most, they swiftly found that something was amiss.
No matter how swiftly they tried to fly toward it, they found that the
palace was still the same distance away from them, as if the gap between
them and the palace had not reduced at all.
“Have we fallen into another Illusory Formation?” Zhang Xuan asked with
an awful expression.
He had met with such a situation back at the Old Sword Maestro’s Sword
Lagoon. It was like a supernatural incident. No matter how far he walked,
he would end up coming back to the same spot.
Could this be the same situation as well?
“No, that’s not it.” Luo Ruoxin had noticed the problem as well, and a
frown formed between her eyebrows. “If I’m not mistaken, it’s likely to
be Dimensional Sand!”
Sand?” Zhang Xuan was perplexed.
Even Wu Chen was unable to make sense out of it.
“I read about it in a book of records. Dimensional Sand is the byproduct
of a collapsed space, and if the sand is gathered back together, it is
possible to recreate a complete space. However, traveling through
Dimensional Sand poses a huge challenge,” Luo Ruoxin explained. “To make
an analogy, it is similar to rowing a boat against the currents—the
faster you row, the greater the counter force will be. As a result, no
matter how powerful a cultivator is, they will be forced to stand
helplessly before it, unable to advance a step at all.
“In other words, while we might feel as if we are traveling at a normal
speed, the flowing space amid the Dimensional Sand is constantly
repelling us, causing our movements to be as slow as a snail, thus
creating the effect that we aren’t advancing at all!”
“There’s actually such a thing in the world?” Zhang Xuan was astonished.
He had never heard of Dimensional Sand before, but Luo Ruoxin’s
explanation made perfect sense to him. In a way, it was similar to
running on a treadmill. While one was attempting to run forward, the
treadmill would push one backward, thus resulting in zero net progress.
No matter how fast one ran, one would be bound to the spot, unable to
advance at all.
“If that’s the case, it should be impossible to advance through here.
Yet… how did those four manage to get through this obstacle?” Wu Chen
frowned in doubt.
In terms of strength, they did not pale to the group of four that had
come ahead of them, so why would the four of them be able to advance
successfully through the Dimensional Sand while they could not?
“Most likely, they must have used some kind of artifact to seal the
movement of the Dimensional Sand. Once the flow of the sand is stopped,
it shouldn’t be too difficult to travel past it,” Luo Ruoxin explained.
“Isn’t it possible for us to use spatial wormholes to leap past the
Dimensional Sand? This way, we will be able to circumvent it, right?”
Zhang Xuan asked.
Chen had made used of spatial wormholes to cover a distance of several
million li in the blink of an eye. Considering how the distance between
them and the palace was just twenty li, it should be much easier than
“The theory behind traveling through spatial wormholes is somewhat
similar to that of Teleportation Formations. You’re not wrong in saying
that we would be able to leap past the Dimensional Sand, but the problem
is that Dimensional Sand is not stable in the first place. If we attempt
to travel across it using a spatial art, I fear that it might create
spatial turbulence. While this folded space is unexpectedly stable, I
don’t think it would be wise to try its resilience against spatial
turbulence,” Luo Ruoxin replied with a deep frown.
Even an Introspective Convalescence realm cultivator would have trouble
surviving in spatial turbulence, so attempting to leap over it would be
extremely dangerous to Zhang Xuan. Furthermore, it could lead to
instability in the folded space that they were in, and that could
potentially lead to many undesired outcomes.
“So, is there no way for us to get past it?” Zhang Xuan frowned.
It was impossible to fly over it, and Spatial Leaps were too dangerous to
be utilized. The palace was right in front of their eyes! Was there
really no way for them to get over there?
“That isn’t necessarily the case. As long as we are able to hold the
Dimensional Sand still like they did, we should be able to travel through
it easily,” Luo Ruoxin said.
“Hold the Dimensional Sand still?” As Zhang Xuan asked, his gaze
instinctively drifted over to Wu Chen.
The adolescent boy’s comprehension of space was on par with even the
experts of the Luo Clan. Perhaps, he might have a solution to the
quandary that they were in.
Sensing Zhang Xuan’s gaze on him, Wu Chen shook his head. “If I had the
Luo Clan’s Dimensional Silencer, I might still be able to pull it off.
However, I fear that I won’t be able to do so in my current state!”
treasure that the founder of the Luo Clan found by chance. It wields the
ability to hold space still and calm spatial turbulences. The Dimensional
Sand in front of us is difficult to deal with, but with the Dimensional
Silencer, we would be able to halt its flow directly!” Wu Chen said with
a nod of his head.
“The Dimensional Silencer is so formidable?” Zhang Xuan widened his eyes
He had long heard that the little princess of the Luo Clan, together with
her Dimensional Silencer, wielded frightening prowess that would strike
fear in the hearts of any cultivator. However, he had not sparred with
her before, and deep within his heart, he still regarded her as the
innocent and courteous little lass who addressed him as her teacher.
He had never really thought that the Dimensional Silencer would actually
be so formidable.
“The Dimensional Silencer is a formidable artifact, and from the feeling
I get, Luo Qiqi is still far from unlocking its true prowess,” Luo Ruoxin
remarked with a nod. “However, there’s no point talking about this right
now. The Dimensional Silencer isn’t here, and even if we were to head out
to fetch it right now, we wouldn’t make it back in time.”
“That’s true…” Zhang Xuan nodded helplessly.
As powerful as the Dimensional Silencer was, they did not have it with
them at the moment.
Furthermore, after the deep wound that he had dealt to Luo Qiqi’s heart,
no matter how thick-skinned he was, he could not possibly bring himself
to head to the Luo Clan and borrow their Guardian Artifact!
“Speaking of the Dimensional Silencer, an idea suddenly came into my
mind. If we were to… No, that wouldn’t work either. Never mind!” Wu
Chen suddenly interjected, but halfway through his words, a bitter smile
broke out of his face, and he shook his head.
Zhang Xuan turned his gaze over and asked, “Feel free to voice of any
ideas you have in mind. We might be able to build on them to derive a
Luo Clan and Ancient Sage Qiu Wu’s comprehension of space are derived
from the Dimensional Silencer. As such, the Quintessence of their spatial
heritage lay in sealing and stabilizing space. If any of us are able to
comprehend it, we will be able to halt the flow of the Dimensional Sand
and easily fly across it!” Wu Chen said.
“However, Spatial Quintessence is much harder to grasp than other
Quintessences. It took me countless years to achieve my current
understanding of space, and I had to browse through innumerable ancient
texts before I finally succeeded…”
Hearing those words, Zhang Xuan suddenly recalled a matter and asked, “If
I divide space by the levels of Compress, Traverse, Control, Creation,
and Destruction, which realm would I have to reach in order to comprehend
the Spatial Quintessence of the Luo Clan?”
“If you were to divide it by those levels…” Wu Chen pondered for a
moment before replying, “You should be able to comprehend the Luo Clan’s
Spatial Quintessence by reaching the fourth level, which is the level of
“The fourth level?”
Those words made Zhang Xuan’s eyes light up in agitation, and his lips
crept up confidently. With a heated look in his eyes, he asked, “You
mentioned earlier that you have many ancient books concerning space… Do
you, by any chance, have them with you? I would like to browse them!”