Qin Nan withdrew the Dao Pattern. Everything before them had changed.
The blood-red lake was replaced by barren land. There was no sign of mountains in the distance.
Even the sky was bright instead of pitch-black, with a sun hanging in the sky in each of the cardinal directions.
"This place must be influenced by certain rules that transform it after a certain time to shuffle the location of the eyes, blood, and bones," Jiang Bilan said thoughtfully.
"Mm," Qin Nan nodded in agreement.
He noticed the four suns in the sky were different at the first glance. They must be formed with certain body parts of the Master of Dao's corpse.
However, they could not afford to refine the suns as it would gather a lot of attention and attract the Nine Heavens Supremes to them.
That being said, the rules were actually favorable to them.
Supreme South World and Li Changsheng could sense their whereabouts, thus they were unable to escape the hunt. However, if they could learn the pattern of the shuffle and abuse it, they would send the enemies on a wild goose chase.
However, if they were extremely unlucky, they might stumble into the enemies when the shuffle occurred, leaving them with no escape.
"Come, let's find those places," Qin Nan's group was on the move.
The three kept trying different ways to sense where the important parts were. After all, it was too time-consuming if they simply relied on their eye-technique.
Unfortunately, none of the methods were effective. Even Princess Miao Miao's Soulless Flesh had no effect. After all, everything was formed with the Master of Dao's corpse. They were not natural valuables of the Heavens and Earth.
Qin Nan suddenly came to a stop.
He noticed the Ownerless Heaven Pattern emit a faint glow despite being inactive for a long time.
"Could it be..."
Qin Nan quickly directed his focus on the Ownerless Heaven Pattern in his Divine Sense.
He soon felt something mystical, as if something ahead was attracting the Ownerless Heaven Pattern.
Qin Nan squinted. He told the two women his discovery. The three of them immediately picked up their pace.
A few moments later, they arrived at a forest with all kinds of ancient trees with different colors.
Two among them had caught their attention. They were three times taller than the rest of the trees. Their leaves were also glowing magically.
Qin Nan activated the Immortal Eyes of the Divine God of Battle and discovered a formidable energy inside the trees. They also contained the aura and power of the Master Realm and a faint sturdy will.
Even the Supreme Force in Qin Nan's body was inferior in comparison.
"It seems like these two trees represent two of the Master of Dao's bones!" Qin Nan was overjoyed.
The Ownerless Heaven Pattern was still glowing, indicating that it was reacting to the trees.
In other words, it would be a lot easier for them to find the other parts.
"Princess, Bilan, let's not waste any time. Hurry up and refine these trees and use the resources we have to improve your cultivation to the Greater Success Stage!" Qin Nan said without any hesitation.
From what they observed previously, the Master of Dao's corpse had been modified after it was projected in the form of a world. If they took the two trees, their energy would be drained away rapidly. They could only refine them on the spot.
"It's only its bones. It's not fancy enough for me. You should refine them instead," Princess Miao Miao said disdainfully.
"I'm looking for something better too," Jiang Bilan shook her head with a smile.
Qin Nan rolled his eyes and said, "Nonsense, our situation will improve once you are in the Greater Success Stage. I can protect you too while you are refining the trees."
"Besides, refining the bones won't do me any good for now. They aren't enough for me to achieve the peak Nine Heavens Supreme Realm."
Princess Miao Miao twisted her lips. Jiang Bilan did not say a word either. They proceeded to refine the ancient trees.
Qin Nan flicked his finger to set up a variety of forbidding formations. He stuck the Heaven-Shattering Saber into the ground beside him and sat with his legs crossed.
He could use the time to familiarize himself with the three Dao Arts he had learned secretly.
Dao Arts were similar to the Arts of Dao Seeking. It was better to master a few instead of learning too many of them. However, it was not a problem for Qin Nan because of his outstanding Martial Skill Talent.
Time gradually passed. The two women encountered some resistance while refining the ancient trees. However, they eventually overcame the obstacles.
A Nine Heavens Supreme in the early stage and two Nine Heavens Supremes in the Greater Success Stage discovered the place during the process, but they left decisively when they saw Qin Nan's distinctive hair.
They could not afford to provoke Qin Nan now despite the circumstances he was under.
Qin Nan's eyes sprang open. He suddenly glanced ahead and said, "Fellow cultivators, why are you hiding if you are already here?"
A few ripples erupted from the rift.
An old man, a young man, and a woman appeared. The Supreme Force was surging wildly in their bodies. They were all peak Nine Heavens Supremes.
The old man did not feel uneasy after his presence was exposed. He exclaimed, "Very impressive, Cultivator Qin Nan, you are no ordinary cultivator indeed. Even my Heaven-Shrouding Robe couldn't trick your eyes."
Qin Nan remained calm as he spoke, "One rogue cultivator and two disciples of ancient tribes. I believe none of you holds a grudge against me, right?"
The young man nodded, "Indeed, but we are interested in the immortal trees that are in fact the bones of the Master of Dao's corpse."
The woman said with a seductive look, "We are aware of how outstanding Cultivator Qin Nan's strength is even though you are only in the Greater Success Stage. You can easily take on peak Nine Heavens Supremes."
"We have no intention to befoe Cultivator Qin Nan. We will leave once you give us some benefits. How does that sound? After all, you have benefited a lot from the ancient trees too."
"We won't be asking much. We just want a Quasimaster Tree, a Bagua Heavenly Flower, and two corpses of peak Nine Heavens Supremes for each of us."
Qin Nan's lips twisted.
Are they trying to rob him?
They were asking for Quasimaster Trees and Bagua Heavenly Flowers right away when they claimed they were not asking much?
It was unwise to fight the three peak Nine Heavens Supremes under his current circumstances. He could just dismiss them by agreeing to their demand. It was just a small amount compared to what he had. However...
He had always been the one robbing others. He had never let anyone robbed him.
"I'm not giving them to you. Be gone!"