Qin Nan frowned.
Why did he keep stumbling into arrogant people who were so full of themselves just because of their background?
"Why are you standing there still? Didn't you hear me? Piss off..."
The young man yelled when he saw Qin Nan standing still.
Qin Nan did not bother wasting his time talking. He slapped the man in the face right away.
The cultivators on the street felt like their hearts had just skipped a beat. The young man soon let out a miserable cry as he took off like an arrow being fired and slammed into a wall far away.
"How dare you..."
The cultivators with the young men glared at Qin Nan. They were about to make their moves when Qin Nan kicked them in the chest.
A few more cries were heard.
The strongest among them was only a Peerless Ruler in the Greater Success Stage. Qin Nan could easily kill them all in an instant.
Li Baiye brought his hands together at Qin Nan, "Thank you."
Qin Nan waved his hand. Li Baiye immediately left.
Qin Nan acted like nothing even happened. He continued forward under the astounded gaze while inspecting the scroll he received from Li Baiye.
He was very interested in the Art of Supreme.
"There's no such thing as a fortune encounter in the seventy-two Sacred Areas of the Heavens and Earth!"
The first sentence immediately grabbed Qin Nan's attention. He put all his attention on it.
Some time later, Qin Nan collected his thoughts. His eyes flickered with astonishment.
The Art of Supreme was not exactly an art to become a Nine Heavens Supreme. It was a record of Li Baiye's comprehension.
Li Baiye had been to each of the seventy-two Sacred Areas of the Heavens and Earth. However, he did not compete for the successions or treasures that were available. He merely followed the rules of each Sacred Area and comprehended the Dao in them.
He finally came to the Death Zone and proved his speculation.
Every peak Peerless Ruler could still achieve the Nine Heavens Supreme Realm even if they were not in the seventy-two Sacred Areas of the Heavens and Earth, but it was going to be extremely tricky.
The seventy-two Sacred Areas of the Heavens and Earth were only reducing the difficulty.
The fortunate encounters to become a Nine Heavens Supreme never existed. what mattered was the cultivator's own accumulation of experience until it was enough for a breakthrough.
It was a fairly simple thought. Many people could easily come up with it, including Qin Nan, but it was extremely difficult to prove it.
Most cultivators in the Nine Heavens Immortal Realm would not bother wasting so much time on proving the point. They would rather believe it was necessary to find a fortunate encounter instead.
"Li Baiye has been to all seventy-two Sacred Areas of the Heavens and Earth and spent a thousand years in the Death Zone. However, his cultivation has dropped from the peak Peerless Ruler Realm to the early stage. He's not just proving his speculation. He was cultivating with his unusual approach..." Qin Nan thought.
However, he had no plan to probe the man further despite having the thought.
He believed the journey ahead would be more interesting if there were more cultivators like Li Baiye.
"Qin Nan, it's time for us to leave."
Meng Jiugong caught up to Qin Nan. His face was brimming with joy. He seemed to have won a fortune.
Qin Nan nodded.
The effects of the mask could only last for a day. It was almost out of time.
He did not want to expose himself before he found the mysterious place that the Pattern Spirit mentioned.
The two left the Supreme Mountain and came to a forest at the edge of the Land of Deer. It was protected by many hidden formations.
The Immortal-Slaying River would be accessible in five days. The cultivators in the cities would be heading there. They just needed to be there when the time came.
Meng Jiugong seemed to be the talkative type. He kept murmuring along the journey. Qin Nan would respond at the start, but he simply ignored the man some time later. He sat with his legs crossed and began to cultivate.
Meng Jiugong tried a few more times and eventually gave up. He was extremely bored.
"Right, if Qin Nan can suppress my Flesh of Good Luck, perhaps I will notice something if I activate its power when I'm close to him..."
Meng Jiugong's eyes glittered. He straightened his figure and calmed his thoughts. His body began to emit a faint red glow.
The glow was the so-called luck that many cultivators referred to.
"As I thought, my rate of cultivation is ten times slower than usual!"
Meng Jiugong was startled.
Qin Nan's eyes sprang open too. He looked at Meng Jiugong.
The Flower of Eternity in his Divine Sense shuddered when Meng Jiugong was cultivating.
"Qin Nan, do you possess one of the Top Ten Ancient Flesh?" Meng Jiugong asked.
"Why would you think so?" Qin Nan asked.
"I can sense a force rippling in your body while I'm cultivating! It's suppressing my Flesh of Good Luck."
Meng Jiugong said, "Among the Top Ten Ancient Flesh, only the second-ranked Flesh of Devour or above can do so..."
Having this thought, he immediately arrived at a conclusion.
Qin Nan never had the Flesh of Bad Fortune. He had the Flesh of Devour which was suppressing him.
"You are overthinking it. I don't have the Flesh of Devour."
Qin Nan shook his head, yet he knew clearly it was the Flower of Eternity that was suppressing the Flesh of Good Luck. After all, it belonged to the first-ranked ancient flesh.
"Huh? It's not the Flesh of Devour? That's strange..."
Qin Nan switched the topic when he saw Meng Jiugong frowning, "Meng Jiugong, how much do you know about the Impenetrable Sacred Flesh?"
Meng Jiugong was startled. He responded respectfully, "I'm not familiar with it, but I've read that anyone with it is unbeatable among cultivators of the same level."
"Besides, according to the rumors, the Impenetrable Sacred Flesh can evolve further into the Flesh of Eternity! It's basically indestructible!"
Qin Nan was startled.
Flesh of Eternity?
Perhaps the Flower of Eternity played an important role in the evolution of the Impenetrable Sacred Flesh?
The more Qin Nan thought about it, the stronger he believed it was the case. Otherwise, the Beast Hide Drawing would not insist to keep him alive.
"Forget it, there's no point thinking about it now."
Qin Nan shook his head.
Even though he saw the Beast Hide Drawing as his enemy, he obviously did not stand a chance against it. He would have to wait until he had achieved the Master Realm.
The two chatted for a while before focusing on their cultivation.
However, Qin Nan was so preoccupied with Chigu and the mysterious land that he did not notice the Flower of Eternity in his Divine Sense was slowly emitting an energy to influence the land.
Most of the energy had flown deep into the sky above the Land of Deer like a river.