PBS - Chapter 2175 - The Peak of the Mountain
Bai Zhongsheng's figure faded away. He turned illusionary with cracks over his body.
Qin Nan's eyes widened, "You're a spirit too?"
Bai Zhongsheng shook his head, "Not exactly, but I've sustained serious injuries from the battle in the past. Not only can't I recover from them, the injuries also worsen every year. I believe I won't have much power and lifespan left. I can only stay on the mountain and turn into drawings like Fourth Brother."
Qin Nan's heart sank.
Turning into drawings simply meant he was going to become a heroic spirit like Xiao Lang and the others.
His situation was also much worse than Xiao Lang and the others. The next time he showed up, he might have lost all his strength. He would be no different from an ordinary person.
Bai Zhongsheng smiled, "Master, don't feel sad for me, and don't be sorry either. Of course, if you insist to feel that way, I have a favor to ask you."
"I hope I can see you reach the peak of Undying Cycle Mountain one day in person!" His eyes glittered.
Qin Nan was startled.
It reminded Qin Nan how Xiang Hun had mentioned he was going to bring him to the top of the Undying Cycle Mountain when he was trying to take over his memories.
"That's right, the peak!" an ancient voice suddenly spoke. Rays of light gathered not far away from Qin Nan and turned into a white-haired old man.
It was the spirit of the Undying Cycle Mountain, Zhou Xundao!
"Right on time, there are things I would like to tell you. You should know the secrets of the Undying Cycle Mountain as its owner," Zhou Xundao said expressionlessly. He seemed serious and strict.
"I believe Cultivator Bai has told you that you can only see the true appearance of the Undying Cycle Mountain after you achieved the Ruler Realm, but do you know that other cultivators won't even see it even if they have reached the Heaven Highness Realm?"
Qin Nan was shocked. Even Heaven Highnesses could not see the mountain's true appearance?
"The Undying Cycle Mountain is closely related to the origin force of the Nine Heavens Immortal Realm. You will have to find out the details yourself once you achieved the Ruler Realm."
"As for the origin of the Undying Cycle Mountain and its power, they will have to wait until you have reached the Ruler Realm too."
"The one thing I can tell you is when Zhou Di named the mountain the Undying Cycle Mountain, he also designed ten stages on it."
"You are currently at the first stage. Once you achieved the Ruler Realm, you will be able to see the first stage's true appearance. You will then enter the second stage."
As soon as Zhou Xundao finished the sentence, he clearly felt the Nine Dragons Seal in Qin Nan's Divine Sense glowing as if it was displeased.
Zhou Xundao's lips twisted, "You may also enter the third stage."
A cold harrumph echoed in his mind. He added with a slightly displeased expression, "The fourth stage at most!"
The Nine Dragons Seal finally dimmed slightly and fell silent, as if it had barely accepted the condition.
Qin Nan was a little confused. Why did he feel like Zhou Xundao was a little unreliable since he kept changing the condition?
Zhou Xundao ignored Qin Nan's look and said, "Each stage has its own extraordinariness. For example, the palace in the first stage contains thousands of Master Arts, Highness Arts, secret techniques, and even nine Rules of Dao."
Qin Nan was astounded.
That was not just extraordinary.
Even the resources of the formidable factions were nowhere close to it.
Besides, it sounded like the first stage was only the tip of the iceberg. What else would the other stages have?
What other terrifying things would he find in the higher stages?
Qin Nan took a deep breath. He finally understood why the formidable factions were so determined to get their hands on the Undying Cycle Mountain. The benefits of these ten stages alone were already so insane.
"The tenth stage is the peak of the Undying Cycle Mountain. I won't tell you the significance of ascending to the peak just yet."
Zhou Xundao glanced at Bai Zhongsheng and harrumphed coldly, "Zhou Di tricked me into believing that he could reach the peak, which is why I've acknowledged him and his reincarnation as the master of the Undying Cycle Mountain."
"I'll make this straight. If you can't reach the peak of the mountain for the rest of your life, the Undying Cycle Mountain will look for its next owner. Your next life won't be affiliated with it either."
Bai Zhongsheng looked away. It was he and Zhou Di who tricked Zhou Xundao in the past.
"Are you saying that even Zhou Di couldn't reach the peak?" Qin Nan's eyes squinted as white flames erupted in them.
"(Cough cough), that's all I can tell you. It's up to you what to do next. The two of us shall excuse ourselves," Bai Zhongsheng said and signaled Zhou Xundao. The latter frowned before disappearing into the mist with Bai Zhongsheng.
Qin Nan brought his fists together and bowed.
The door of the palace swung open. Master Rudao poked her head out of the entrance and looked around. She came out of the palace when she confirmed there was no one around.
Empress Feiyue followed behind her with two manuals in her hand.
"Little husband, what are you going to do next?" Master Rudao asked.
"I'm heading to the Battlefield of Aeon to go back to the Dao Seeking Land," Qin Nan said after calming his thoughts.
His plan was very simple. He would focus on improving his strength to achieve the Master Realm before Cang's reincarnation. He was also planning to claim the Indestructible Force in the Heaven-Reaching Dao Tree.
It was also time for him to settle some scores with a few people.
"Little husband, I think there's no need to go right now. If I'm not mistaken, there are still a few years until the Heaven-Reaching Dao Tree blossoms."
"You can head inside the palace and practice some ancient arts to further improve your strength," Master Rudao said.
"Mm? You have a point," Qin Nan was intrigued.
"I found a few arts that are suitable for me too. Is it okay if I stay here for some time?" Master Rudao smiled. She might be asking for permission, but she knew Qin Nan was not going to turn it down. She could spend some alone time with him again.
"That's fine. Copper mirror, what about you?"
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