Chapter 523: Bliss and Joy
“Xintong, thank you!” Yi Yun said softly to Lin Xintong while he looked at her. He naturally knew everything she had done for him during his breakthrough.
Although he could still break through to the Dao Seed realm without Lin Xintong, the Dao Seed that he condensed would not have been as perfect then.
Noticing Yi Yun’s gaze, Lin Xintong jumped in panic. She knew that she was no longer wearing anything now after helping Yi Yun break through.
Although she felt bashful, she was in no way distraught. She stretched out her long, jade-like fingers and tapping lightly into the air. A series of ice fragments rapidly started to condense between them. In just a few seconds, these ice fragments became a blue ice curtain, blocking Yi Yun’s line of sight.
Yi Yun gave a dry cough. With his perception he could still easily bypass the ice screen, but he did not do so. Many things would be better if they followed nature’s course.
Lin Xintong’s body was covered in sweat. She did not put her clothes back on but instead picked up her clothes, stood up and left. Looking at her back, Yi Yun could see her smooth and flawless back, as well as her long, straight legs. They were like a jade sculpture made out of fine white tallow jade.
Her crystalline bare-feet lightly entered the bath bucket. When her fairy-like toes submersed themselves into the clear water, they were like pearls entering a mountain spring.
Lin Xintong was currently in a very good mood because Yi Yun had condensed a perfect Dao Seed. His breakthrough destined him to have limitless achievements in the future.
Lin Xintong knew very well that any Empyrean King in the Tian Yuan world, including figures at the level of the Shentu Patriarch, were all far inferior compared to Yi Yun back when they condensed their own Dao Seed.
She had never imagined that she would be this happy for another person’s achievements in martial arts.
In fact, these few months of dual cultivation with Yi Yun had been the happiest days of her life.
In her childhood, Lin Xintong had suffered the indifference and mockery of others. Her young heart lived in a luxurious yet uncaring Lin family, where she had to fight and struggle. She had gone through all of that alone, but although she did not feel that her life was a sad one, it was absolutely nothing she would call a happy life.
Later on, when her physique was more and more appreciated, especially after seeing the hope of her joining up her naturally terminated meridians, the sudden change in attitude by the Lin family was evident. A person like her grandaunt, a person who only cared about utility, was constantly attentive towards her. However, such an attitude only made Lin Xintong feel the coldness of a large family clan, as well as her own loneliness.
However, this only lasted up to the point when she was with Yi Yun, a person who she could really give her heart to, who made Lin Xintong experience unprecedented warmth and happiness.
Furthermore, not only had Yi Yun’s strength increased. Her naturally terminated meridians had also been improved. Lin Xintong could clearly feel that, with the pure Yang energy entering her body, the Yin-based energy that threatened her life had weakened.
It was not destroyed, but the Yin-based energy began fusing with the pure Yang energy, becoming an energy that was beneficial to her body.
This made Lin Xintong rejoice.
The fate that had pressured her for her entire life had finally been unwoven bit by bit, and Yi Yun played a huge role in that.
Every time she thought of this, Lin Xintong would reveal a knowing smile.
She lathered up the clear water and began cleansing her white, flawless body. On the other side of the chamber, Yi Yun could hear the joyful sound of water splashing.
Almost at the same time, Yi Yun gave a knowing smile. After cultivating the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”, although he and Lin Xintong were able to remain restrained, that perfect fusion of their spirits was intoxicating.
When cultivating, his feelings for Lin Xintong also became even more unadulterated. This was not something sex could bring about, but a joy on the spiritual level.
He was finally at the Dao Seed realm. If he was still in the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom, the Dao Seed realm would give him the title of Human Lord, and he would have been made a high ranking noble.
Those who became Human Lords in the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom were considered to have accomplished a great achievement if they did so at 30-40 years old. Once upon a time, Yi Yun felt like this was far from his reach after seeing those mighty nobles.
He had previously sworn to achieve this, and now, Yi Yun had finally realized his wish.
Furthermore, Yi Yun’s Dao Seed realm, was far from what any Tai Ah Divine Kingdom Human Lord could compare with. Just using his age as a contrast, he was just 16 years old!
The Dao Seed realm was just a tiny step on Yi Yun’s martial path, but this had an extraordinary meaning for Yi Yun.
While Yi Yun and Lin Xintong were duo cultivating in the chamber, enjoying the double joy of their strength increasing and the love between man and woman, outside the chamber, in the other levels of the God Advent Tower, a large number of cultivators were suffering through their days.
At the beginning of the God Advent Tower trials, when the cultivators heard the rules of the trials, they had already guessed that the trials would take a long time, but no one had expected for it to last this long.
The God Advent Tower was a treasure land, so it was a wish beyond the cultivators’ wildest dreams to cultivate in here. Even if it were 5 years, they would still be happy to do so. The cultivation techniques, disk array images, the insight in cultivation techniques and even spiritual herbs they could find would allow for their strength to have a qualitative leap.
However, there were abrupt changes midway.
The restrictions in the trials had become weaker, to the point of them completely disappearing.
Every level of the God Advent Tower became empty grand halls.
When the cultivators faced these grand halls, they were still full of ambition. Many of them believed that this was a test from the God Advent Tower. After all, the God Advent Tower had all sorts of transformations, and many of those were things they found inconceivable. So it was not strange for it to suddenly have emptiness.
The cultivators looked forward to finding the opportunities that would allow them to soar.
For example, Shentu Nantian meditated in the middle of the grand hall, hoping to gain insight on the possible “Dao” that existed there. As for Gongsun Hong, he knocked everywhere on the walls, hoping to activate a hidden array restriction.
In the end, Shentu Nantian sat there for an unknown period of time, to the point of his body nearly growing grass, yet he did not gain insight into anything.
As for Gongsun Hong, he tinkled around, knocking everywhere for a month to the point of losing his sense of touch in his arms. Yet, he did not discover any changes in the bare walls.
Gongsun Hong was dumbfounded. He did not know what was going on in the stone room he was in. As for Shentu Nantian, he still had his fighting spirit. Since trying to gain insight failed, he tried a different method. He unsheathed his sword and slashed wantonly in the grand hall.
He guessed that the stone room was testing his offensive strength. When his offensive strength reached a certain level, he would trigger a hidden door in the walls, allowing him to gain opportunities.
However, the result was Shentu Nantian trying in vain for another month. His Yuan Qi had been depleted countless numbers of times, yet he did not manage to leave a single mark on the walls.
Shentu Nantian refused to have his beliefs shaken. In the remaining time there, he tried every method he could think of. He used the swordplay he knew, heart sutras, the insight gained from the first level of the God Advent Tower, ancient Desolate Heaven techniques, knowledge in arrays and various other things. Yet, all he met was failure, failure, followed by more failures.
In this way, he spent half a year in the third level of the God Advent Tower…
During this period of time, all he faced was an empty room, yet despite all of his various attempts, he found nothing!
It was imaginable what sort of torture and setback a person would suffer.
Shentu Nantian was going crazy. At this point, he had already sensed that something was amiss.
Especially before this, he had discovered that not even the third floor of the God Advent Tower, even the original first and second floor of the God Advent Tower had become empty rooms.
The mystic realm’s trial probably had a problem!
However, Shentu Nantian still remained in the God Advent Tower. It was not because he was strong-willed and unwilling to give up, but because he could not get out!
From the moment the power of the restrictions weakened, the God Advent Tower was sealed, preventing anyone from exiting.
This was also the period of time originally set for the trial by the white-dressed female. Back then, the white-dressed female had already paid a lot of attention to Lin Xintong. She was testing if Lin Xintong had the qualifications to inherit the Great Empress’ heritage.
With the incident happening later, causing the white-dressed female to go into deep slumber, she could only set the time for when the God Advent Tower would open. As for anything else, it all depended on Lin Xintong and Yi Yun themselves.
Actually, to warriors, half a year was not a long period of time. A simple reclusive retreat was similar in length.
However, the crux of the issue was that they were in the God Advent Tower. They were now worried if the Great Empress mystic realm’s array had turned faulty, or if it had even run out of energy. If so, would they be stuck in the God Advent Tower forever?
However… their worries were unfounded. This day, the time that the white-dressed female set for the God Advent Tower to open arrived…
The cultivators in the God Advent Tower felt the huge God Advent Tower tremble, and following that, a door of light appeared in front of each one of them.
They were surprised and immediately had hope ignite in their hearts. When they attempted to pass through the door of light, they realized they had returned to the black stone square. This made them overjoyed!
They were finally out!
After being trapped for half a year, not only had the restrictions stopped running, even the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi in the God Advent Tower was not as rich as in the outside world. This situation caused their cultivation speed to greatly slow down.
“We are finally out! What the hell happened?”
Shentu Nantian was extremely flustered. He had originally thought of this as a large opportunity. However, in hindsight, although his strength had increased by leaps and bounds in the first and second level of the God Advent Tower, after being trapped in the third level of the God Advent Tower for half a year, he had nearly not done a thing during that long period of time.
Averaging the two periods of time, his cultivation progress was in no way faster than it would have been in the outside world.
Many cultivators were discussing their experiences. Their experiences were similar to Shentu Nantian. This made Shentu Nantian firmly believe that something had gone wrong with the Great Empress mystic realm!
“Is there not enough energy… or could the arrays have turned faulty? Indeed, the ancient Great Empress had created this mystic realm so long ago, so it is not weird if something crops up. She is after all a human and not a god. It is already pretty impressive for her to do this.” As Shentu Nantian said this, many people agreed.
As people discussed, Shentu Nantian suddenly thought of something. He glanced around and did not see Yi Yun nor Lin Xintong.
This little bastard still hasn’t come out?