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PBS - Chapter 2220 - What Art Is This?

Qin Nan soon returned to the Undying Cycle Mountain.

The atmosphere on the Undying Cycle Mountain was completely different. Each stage on the mountain was crowded with cultivators.

"Senior, is there any way to repair the Ownerless Heaven Pattern?" Qin Nan transmitted a thought to Zhou Xundao.

The Ownerless Heaven Pattern had stayed motionless in his Divine Sense for too long. Qin Nan always wanted to awaken it to learn a few things from it. He also wanted to let it reclaim its brilliance in the Nine Heavens Immortal Realm.

"It's almost impossible to find what the Ownerless Heaven Pattern needs in the Nine Heavens Immortal Realm. Your only chance is to achieve the Ruler Realm and open the fifth, sixth, and seventh stages," Zhou Xundao said.

"The Ruler Realm huh?"

Qin Nan frowned slightly. It seemed like he would have to cast the problem aside for now.

"I'll go cultivate too," Qin Nan reappeared at the end of the third stage following a flicker.

He had long noticed the area within a hundred li here was in pitch-black darkness with a shocking demon intent, which suited his perfectly.

The badge in Qin Nan's Storage Bag started glowing. Qin Nan took a quick look at it. It was a message from Supreme Chang Xiao. He was telling him that the Shidao Tribe and the Mumen Sect had visited him in the Sky Taihuang Sect. They seemed to be interested in meeting Qin Nan.

Qin Nan raised his brows.

Every faction was targeting him at the Dao Seeking Land except for two factions. When he left the Dao Seeking Land, these two factions had also sent their representatives to him, and they were doing the same thing again now.

It seemed like his identity as Zhou Di's reincarnation was not as simple as helping them to preserve some Stones of Time and Space. There must be other reasons why they were so obsessed with him. 

Qin Nan replied to the message after a slight hesitation.

He was currently running short on time. He would meet the two factions after he had dealt with Cang's reincarnation.

Qin Nan calmed his thoughts and focused on comprehending the second half of the Art of the Immortal Demon.

Time gradually passed. It took Qin Nan twenty days just to barely comprehend the second half of the Art of the Immortal Demon. He was full of surprises.

He had to admit that he had underestimated the Art of the Immortal Demon.

The first half of the Art of the Immortal Demon was about refining the Realm of Demons and the Rules of Demons with a hundred and three acupuncture points.

The second half was about immortality.

The will of immortality and the will of the Indestructible Force of Eternity were quite similar. The two would still exist even if the rules were destroyed and the Great Dao had perished.

However, there were huge differences between the two's fundamentals!

The Indestructible Flesh of Eternity was about evolving one's flesh mystically to surpass all existences and establish a whole new rule that exceeded everything in the Primary Upper Realm.

Huangfu Jue had found an alternative method which allowed his soul and mind to surpass everything and eventually merge with the Realm of Demons and the Rules of Demons to turn him into an Immortal Demon who was unaffected by the rules of this world. 

That being said, both the Indestructible Flesh of Eternity and Immortal Demon were not truly indestructible and immortal. They were only given their respective names due to their incomparable strength in the Nine Heavens Immortal Realm.

Qin Nan had no idea if it was possible to become indestructible or achieve immortality.

However, the four Supreme Highnesses had all fallen during the battle in the past and had to be reincarnated. It meant none of them had achieved true immortality.

"One focuses on the flesh while the other focuses on the mind and soul. They might not complement one another, yet they didn't really contradict one another too."

Qin Nan gradually came to a realization.

Why did he happen to be both Zhou Di and Huangfu Jue's reincarnation instead of Cang's or the fourth Supreme Highness'?

One of the reasons might be due to the fact that Zhou Di and Huangfu Jue's way of cultivation did not contradict one another.

Qin Nan shook his head to clear his thoughts. He began to murmur some chants.

The hundred and three acupuncture points in his body started shaking vigorously. An illusion of the Realm of Demons appeared behind him as the power of the Rules of Demons surged in his body.

A few months later, Qin Nan began to emit wisps of demonic glow, lighting up the surroundings. His aura became a lot more mysterious too.

One could clearly see he was standing still on the ground, yet they could not help but feel he was just an illusion that did not exist.

Qin Nan had learned the basics of the Art of the Immortal Demon.

At the same time, the balance in his body was broken.

Previously, Qin Nan had merged his will, the Impenetrable Sacred Flesh, the Realm of Demons, and the Rules of Demons into one.

However, he now had a demonic will inside him too!

Qin Nan performed a hand seal to merge with the will of the Immortal Demon.

A terrifying aura burst out of his body. The natural resources nearby broke into pieces and poured into Qin Nan's body in the form of light dots.

Time passed quickly. Five months later...

BANG!

Qin Nan who remained still ike a statue suddenly unleashed a tremendous aura. It sliced at the clouds like an ancient saber.

The cultivators in the third stage lifted their gazes in astonishment.

The Masters of Dao of the three Supreme Daoism factions were startled too.

Qin Nan's body was covered in a ceramic glaze. His dark red hair had returned to normal too. It was now black as it used to be. 

The Master Force in his body and reached the Greater Success Stage of the Master Realm.

He was able to achieve the Greater Success Stage of the Master Realm so quickly mainly because the abundant natural resources on the mountain had provided him with plenty of support.

Most importantly, the power in his body was in an unbelievable state.

His flesh, Divine Sense, and soul were closely connected.

The Impenetrable Sacred Flesh, the Art of the Immortal Demon, and will of the twelve Arts of Dao Seeking were no longer around. They were replaced by a whole new power!

In addition to it, he was able to control the power as he pleased. He could just display the Impenetrable Sacred Flesh, the Art of the Immortal Demon, and the will of the twelve Arts of Dao Seeking separately if he needed.

It was definitely in his favor, since it would prevent others from estimating his true strength.

That being said, his current state would not last for long, since they would completely merge into one once the Impenetrable Sacred Flesh evolved into the Indestructible Flesh of Eternity and he had fully mastered the Art of the Immortal Demon. He would not be able to split them again.

Qin Nan thought as he opened his eyes, "This is most likely a new way of cultivation. What should I call it?"

XephiZ's Notes:

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Written by Supreme Villian. Translated by XephiZ.