Chapter 915: Death Reclusion
Anyone who killed the third Ancient Fey onwards in the Fey Refining Rock array would receive rewards.
However, these rewards were nothing much when being compared to the reward that was given to the person who came first.
Yi Yun and Princess White Fox had both defeated the fifth Ancient Fey, but Yi Yun had finished first. With this reason, Elder Duanmu and Elder Shi, who were biased towards Luo clan disciples, obviously determined that Princess White Fox had narrowly lost. Hence, Yi Yun clinched first place.
The reward for being first in the Fey Refining Rock was an Ancient Fey bone. But even Ancient Fey bones had different qualities.
The Ancient Fey bone that Yi Yun previously obtained at the Black Wind Valley trials was a peripheral part of the Ancient Fey’s skeleton. The amount of Ancient Fey energy that it contained was not much.
Better Ancient Fey bones came from areas such as the sternum or spine — core parts of the Ancient Fey’s torso. These spots were where large amounts of energy of the Ancient Fey were deposited in the skeleton.
As for the Ancient Fey bone that was awarded to the person who came first, it was also a peripheral part. The only difference was that it contained a tiny bit of bone marrow as well.
An Ancient Fey’s skeleton contained an immense amount of energy, but the essence of an Ancient Fey did not lie in its skeleton. It was in its blood marrow.
After an Ancient Fey’s death, its blood marrow would dissipate into the ether, returning to the Universe. Only an extremely tiny portion of it would be left in the skeleton.
This reward was something that all geniuses from large family clans desired. Their family clans might be influential, but it was not that easy obtaining an Ancient Fey bone that contained bone marrow, let alone giving it to them.
The better the reward that Yi Yun obtained, the worse Bai Yueqing’s mood would become.
The reason that he came to the Luo clan trials was because he wanted to see Princess White Fox’s performance so he could get some reassurance for his bet.
However, before he even received any assurances, he ended up getting so infuriated that he had to suppress his anger. The suppression nearly caused him to suffer from internal injuries.
“Because of the Third Prince’s arrival, my Luo clan’s disappointing disciples must have been imperceptibly motivated. Finally, they managed to squeeze a bit of potential out. Thank you Third Prince, it must have been hard on you.” Elder Shi said.
The corner of Bai Yueqing’s eyes twitched. Elder Shi might be a man of few words, but he had a strong sense of retaliatory streak in him. All Bai Yueqing had done was question if the Ranyi Fish that Yi Yun had chosen was not as powerful as the Fey dragon, but this remark had been constantly on Elder Shi’s mind.
“Heh heh, not really… ”
“I wonder, how many more days does Third Prince want to stay?” Elder Shi said again.
Stay any longer? Bai Yueqing was no longer in the mood for it. If he stayed any longer, he felt like he would really suffer a mental collapse.
Bai Yueqing quickly bade them farewell. When he arrived, he came swaggering. But when he left, he left in a hurry. His spirit cruiser quickly tore through the void and it vanished in the space above the Luo Divine Hall.
Elder Duanmu and Elder Shi stood midair while watching this happen. Elder Duanmu stroked his beard and said, “Senior Brother, the closer it is to your breakthrough reclusion, the more I find you are becoming petty.”
“Before reclusion, one’s state of mind is extremely important. One should act as one pleases. Furthermore, this reclusion will last till my death if I fail to break through. Even the Heavens do not know if I’ll be able to come out alive. In that case, why must I worry about so much?” Elder Shi said.
Elder Duanmu’s lips quivered, but he did not say anything. All he did was let out a sigh.
“There’s no need for you to sigh. Although I am determined to enter a death reclusion, it is still in preparation. I’ve been pursuing martial arts my entire life. Being a Supremacy is the ravine that stops me in my martial path. One is willing to die in the evening if the truth could be heard in the morning. As long as I probe it, I’ll die without regrets.” Elder Shi said.
“No wonder you think so highly of that kid’s martial heart.” Elder Duanmu said.
Elder Shi did not say a thing. In the past, he only found Yi Yun mildly interesting, but after Yi Yun killed the fifth Ancient Fey, he began to truly pay close attention to Yi Yun.
“The little fox isn’t bad too. Unfortunately, she’s not from our Luo clan.” Elder Duanmu added, “But it’s no big deal. She can definitely become one of us.”
Elder Duanmu stroked his beard as a smile flashed in his eyes.
This time, Elder Shi opened his mouth. “Yeah.”
White Fox training ground. Celestial Platform.
The Celestial Platform was made of countless floating rocks.
This independent space was extremely special. It did not have any land in it. Rocks of all shapes and sizes were floating in the air. The small ones were the size of millstones, just enough for one person to stand on them, while the big ones were hundreds of feet wide.
The rocks that formed the Celestial Platform were powered by an array formation, forming a platform ladder that reached the heavens. The higher one went, the more difficult the trial became.
At that moment, Luo Huo’er had already broken through to the 19th level!
It was a boulder that was about a hundred feet wide. The higher one went on the Celestial Platform, the more chaotic the laws became.
The difficulty here had already halted the progress of most of the trial-takers!
Only a few trial-takers, for example, Xuan Junyue, were still struggling on the 15th and 16th levels.
There was a glimmer of hope for Xuan Junyue to reach the 17th level.
He looked up at the boulder. Although it was just the distance of one level, every level up had a steep rise in difficulty in the Celestial Platform.
At that moment, Luo Huo’er was sitting on the 19th level boulder to meditate.
The disciples who were lacking in strength could not even sit here properly. The chaotic laws might even cause their Yuan Qi circulation to turn turbulent, causing them to die by exploding.
Luo Huo’er was sitting on the boulder, dressed in a thin dress. Her hair had turned a fiery-red color, while her pupils had turned scarlet red, as though they were dancing flames.
The 19th level was somewhat difficult for Luo Huo’er. However, awakening her bloodline made it trivial.
This was because her Ancient Fey bloodline was extremely rich. The Ancient Fey were born of the Universe itself, so their insights into laws were very high.
Everyone else was trying their best to move up another level, but Luo Huo’er was extremely laid back. She was in no hurry and she was even planning on sitting on the boulder for some time.
Since no one could exceed her, why did she need to rush herself? She might as well take a good rest.
At that moment, a fiery-red charm suddenly flashed in front of her.
The Celestial Platform was a training ground of the White Fox clan, but as a princess of the Luo clan, a heir designate, Luo Huo’er obviously enjoyed certain privileges. This voice transmission charm was one of her privileges.
Luo Huo’er was somewhat surprised. What matter was so urgent that a voice transmission had to be sent to her during her trial?
At the moment that the voice transmission charm shattered, a voice entered Luo Huo’er’s ears.
“What!? Little Yun is that awesome!?”
The information in the voice transmission was regarding Yi Yun’s performance at the Luo Divine Hall’s trials.
Luo Huo’er stared in the direction of the shattered charm in surprise. Yi Yun had killed the fifth Ancient Fey faster than Princess White Fox!
Luo Huo’er had seen Princess White Fox’s talent. Princess White Fox was definitely no ordinary person, so although Luo Huo’er was proud, she still thought highly of an opponent like Princess White Fox.
“Little Yun actually beat Princess White Fox… ” Luo Huo’er found it incredible.
Yi Yun had truly given her one surprise after another after their reunion in the 12 Empyrean Heavens.
“Little Yun did very well. That male seductive fox will definitely lose the bet that he suggested. Who knows if that little fox princess will end up having Little Yun to accompany her on her travels. I wonder what expression a particular brother of mine will have when he learns about this matter.” A sinister smile appeared on Luo Huo’er’s delicate face.
However, as she smiled, she suddenly smacked her palms.
“Aiyah, that’s bad! If this keeps going, what would happen if I were to lose to Little Yun? Wouldn’t that be so embarrassing? I have to carry on!”
The White Fox Elder that was monitoring the situation of the trial suddenly sensed motion on the 20th level of the Celestial Platform!
Luo Huo’er had reached the 20th level?
The White Fox disciples, who had already suffered terrible mental setbacks, immediately noticed that Luo Huo’er’s strength had suddenly risen sharply… Could it be that she was not using all her strength previously?
The White Fox disciples had tears flowing down their faces!
They were also elites of the White Fox clan, but participating in a trial with Luo Huo’er was masochism. Those who did not have a resolute mind might receive such a heavy blow that would tear them to pieces.