Chapter 1286 – Reunion of Mother and Son
“My mother left me a present?” A glint flashed in Mu Chen’s eyes as surprise colored his gaze. He looked at Ling Xi. Obviously, she had piqued his interest.
Ling Xi smiled, and with a wave of her hand, the smooth and mirror-like black stone ground suddenly lit up with a faint glow in the area where she sat. It was as if it had formed a bright starry sky on the ground. In that starry sky, a path of light like the stars emerged.
Mu Chen gazed closely at the starry sky above the black stone. He looked at the star tracks, but vaguely sensed that there was a mysterious wave slowly emanating from them.
“At that time, Aunt Jing had been practicing on Spiritual Jade Island. In this piece of Black Spiritual Mirror, there are many insights and experiences about the spiritual array she left behind. It was something left behind by a Spiritual Array Ancestral Master, and for any Spiritual Array Master, they are indescribable treasures,” she said.
Ling Xi also looked at this starry sky with an unfocused gaze. She whispered, “These three years, I have been here, trying to understand, and finally, two months ago, I broke through the realm of my own spiritual array to Advance Spiritual Array Ancestral Master.”
“Sister Ling Xi, you are already an Advance Spiritual Array Ancestral Master?” Upon hearing this, Mu Chen was shocked. When he was separated from Ling Xi, she seemed to have just been a Spiritual Array Grandmaster, but now it was only three years later, and she had reached the point of being an Advance Spiritual Array Ancestral Master?! Such an ascent was incredible.
Ling Xi smiled and explained, “Before I lost my memory, my spiritual array attainment was close to that of Ancestral Master. Over the years, when I recovered my memory, I was naturally restored to the same level as before. Coupled with these years of quiet cultivation and acceptance of Aunt Jing’s reflections, I have been able to make such rapid progress.”
It was only then that Mu Chen accepted the news, for Ling Xi had already possessed a remarkable gift in spiritual arrays. She had followed his mother for such a long time, and with his mother’s influence and Ling Xi’s own talent, she had already surpassed others in terms of a starting point. Coupled with these years of cultivation and what his mother left behind, it was not too unimaginable that she would achieve such progress.
Most importantly, Ling Xi specialized in spiritual arrays. Mu Chen not only practiced spiritual arrays, but also battle arrays, in addition to concentrating on enhancing his own spiritual energy. So it was only natural that Ling Xi could surpass him in spiritual array attainment.
Ling Xi nodded gently and smiled as she said, “In this period of time, you will stay here and cultivate meticulously. I think it should be a great help to you. As to whether you will be able to break through to Advance Spiritual Array Ancestral Master, it depends on your own talent and luck.”
Mu Chen licked his lips, and his eyes were full of passion. Over the years since he had been separated from Ling Xi, he had explored cultivating the spiritual array on his own. So, although he was now a Spiritual Array Ancestral Master, he would not be as good as Ling Xi when it came to the details of the spiritual array. Now his mother had left a lot of spiritual practice and experience, which was undoubtedly very precious to Mu Chen.
With these insights, he was likely to make further progress in the spiritual array realm, and if he succeeded, he would step into the level of Advance Spiritual Array Ancestral Master. By then, if he encountered Lion King Gu again, he would be able to subdue him, even without using the Celestial Emperor Sword.
Looking at Mu Chen’s eager eyes, Ling Xi smiled and rose elegantly. “From now on, this is your place.”
Mu Chen nodded and did not hesitate to step forward. He then sat down directly on the smooth black stone floor. His gaze met Luo Li’s for a moment, and finally, his eyes gradually closed.
“Let’s go. Let him practice down here for a while.” Seeing Mu Chen go into the practice state, Ling Xi smiled at Luo Li, pulled her little hand, and retreated from the dungeon.
As they left, the dungeon fell back into silence.
Mu Chen’s heart gradually calmed in the silence, like a bottomless pool without any ripples.
The silence lasted for some time. It was as if there were drops of water falling on the pool’s surface, causing ripples to spread in that calm state of mind. Mu Chen didn’t realize it at first, but then he was aware that his surrounding environment began to quietly change.
He seemed to be sitting in a starry sky, and a path of stars soared before him, gorgeous as a picture.
Suddenly, starlight fell from the sky and landed in front of Mu Chen. As the starlight condensed, a shadow slowly emerged. Her hair was flowing, and there was a gentle smile on her lips. She had a demure face and elegant demeanor. Mu Chen stared, stunned.
Mu Chen looked at that figure, but even with his composure, he could only stare wide-eyed and gape. He obviously had not expected to see his mother there. The present figure was only her Spiritual Clone, but Mu Chen had not seen his mother since they had been on the Northern Heavens Continent.
As Mu Chen was dumbfounded, Qing Yanjing stared at Mu Chen intently. A moment later, she stepped forward with tears in her eyes, her arms trembling slightly as she gently held Mu Chen. Although she was only a Spiritual Clone now, she was still connected with the emotions of her actual body.
While she was holding Mu Chen, his head, which had always been calm, became a little stiff at this time. When he was young, he had yearned for the warmth of his mother’s arms for many years. However, for just that simple request, it was as if she were untouchable. At this moment, Mu Chen felt an indescribably warm feeling pouring into his heart. Even with the stoicism he had cultivated over the years, could not help but tear up.
“Mu Chen, you have really grown up…” After a long period of time, she gradually let go of Mu Chen. She carefully scrutinized him, not neglecting any part, and then a gentle smile bloomed on her face.
Mu Chen scratched his head and laughed sheepishly.
“If you can see my Spiritual Clone, I suppose you went to Spiritual Jade Island.” Qing Yanjing ruffled Mu Chen’s hair and smiled softly.
Mu Chen nodded and said, “Sister Ling Xi said you left me a gift.”
“Only you and Ling Xi can enter here,” Qing Yanjing said with a smile. “So I have left a spiritual array reflection that only the two of you can accept.” She glanced at Mu Chen and said, “Set up your most powerful spiritual array and let me see it.”
Seeing that they had returned to the main subject, Mu Chen perked up. Without hesitation, he waved his sleeve. Suddenly, countless spiritual seals quickly melted into the space like butterflies. As the spiritual seal melted into the space, a giant spiritual array formation began to take shape, and the sound of dragons roaring reverberated in the starry sky. This spiritual array was, of course, Mu Chen’s strongest array, the Nine Dragon Devouring Fairy Array.
Qing Yanjing took a look at the Nine Dragon Devouring Fairy Array and nodded. “This is a little interesting. I didn’t realize that your spiritual array attainment had reached the point of being an Intermediate Ancestral Master.” There was pride and relief in her voice. After all, by relying on oneself, a spiritual array attainment of this extent was, in fact, a talent.
“Such a spiritual array attainment is considered proficient.”
Mu Chen could not help but be astonished hearing that Qing Yanjing evaluated even an Intermediate Ancestral Master as only “proficient.” If it were on Tianluo Continent, it would probably be enough for one to set up their own sect.
However, when he thought of his mother’s status as a Spiritual Array Ancestral Master, he knew that in her eyes, a so-called Ancestral Master might have just passed the threshold.
“Now your spiritual array attainment is accomplished to a certain extent, but perhaps the future path will be strange to you…”
Hearing this, Mu Chen was thoughtful as he gently nodded. He knew Qing Yanjing was most likely referring to Spiritual Array Ancestral Master as his future path. That realm was something the present Mu Chen indeed had no clue about.
“All spiritual arrays, in the beginning, communicate with heaven and earth, leaning upon their power to summon storms… As you are now, it is also at this stage. Being a Spiritual Array Ancestral Master, however, is not communicating with heaven and earth, but creating heaven and earth. A spiritual array is a part of the world. Anyone who enters into it is an enemy of that world.” Qing Yanjing smiled and clenched her fist. A delicate-looking, palm-sized spiritual array appeared in her hand. The spiritual array was exquisite, but when Mu Chen looked at it, his scalp went numb, for he could feel the tiny spiritual array’s terrible power.
If he was caught in it, he would die!
Is this the legendary realm of the Spiritual Array Ancestral Master? To create a world with a spiritual array… Once fallen into it, one has to counterbalance one side of the world with one’s own strength.
Mu Chen’s gaze was of obsession and infatuation. It was as if Qing Yanjing’s words had opened a door he had never imagined before. It turned out, the higher level of the spiritual array was so mysterious and incredible. No wonder stepping into the realm of the Spiritual Array Ancestral Master was enough to counter a Heavenly Sovereign!
Qing Yanjing looked at the intoxicated Mu Chen and smiled gently. She extended a slender finger and placed it on his forehead. Suddenly, a majestic sea of information poured into Mu Chen’s mind. It was many of her insights and experiences of her journey in spiritual arrays.
If Mu Chen studied and digested it well, then his spiritual array attainments would be greatly improved. It would be a good foundation in his journey to become a Spiritual Array Ancestral Master.
The light gradually covered Mu Chen. His body was motionless, as if he had fallen into the deepest sleep.
In the distant Budur Ancient Clan.
In a dark space, Qing Yanjing’s body shivered where she sat quietly. She slowly opened her eyes and looked at the nothingness as a gentle smile pulled at the corners of her lips.
“Mu Chen. Mother is waiting for the day you become a Spiritual Array Ancestral Master…”