Chapter 348: Living fossil from more than 300,000 years ago
Pei Qingshu was stunned when he heard that. Then, he nodded and smiled. “Yes, I’ve already told Master that I’ll stay here. I’ll leave after I’m done here.”
“…” Li Mingqiong fell silent for a moment before the corners of her mouth curled up slightly. She smiled faintly and said, “In that case, you have to work hard. Your Senior Sister has already reached the Seventh Realm.”
“What?!” Pei Qingshu’s eyes widened as he looked at Li Mingqiong in surprise. “You actually cultivated so quickly. I feel the fire of all living beings and the light of civilization on your body. Is this the path of the country that Master mentioned?”
“The fire of all living beings, the light of civilization?” Li Mingqiong looked at Cui Heng in surprise. “Master, have you explained the path of the country’s fate to Junior Brother?”
The cultivation of the Dao of National Luck was not only about developing the country’s strength. In essence, it was about the fire of providence and the light of civilization for all living beings. This was something she had comprehended only after cultivating to the Divine Court realm.
Pei Qingshu could actually tell at a glance.
“No.” Cui Heng shook his head gently and smiled. “However, Qingshu’s cultivation path is rather special. Although his current realm is only equivalent to a Sage King, he already has relatively obvious Dao Body characteristics.
“Moreover, his perception is extremely strong, enough to compare to a Creator. He can see many incorporeal things. He should have seen the characteristics of your cultivation.”
“It’s actually so magical.” Li Mingqiong looked at Pei Qingshu and smiled. “Junior Brother, how about sparring with Senior Sister when you have the time?”
“I’m not interested.” Pei Qingshu immediately shook his head and said, “I only have the characteristics of a Dao Body, and I’m not a Creator who has really refined a Dao Body. A sure-loss battle is meaningless.”
At this point, he paused and said with a smile, “Senior Sister, if you really want to compete with me, wait until my realm advances. At that time, I’ll probably leave this place. I’ll go and fight you.”
“Sure.” Li Mingqiong nodded and said, “However, at that time, I might not still be at the Seventh Realm.”
“It won’t be too late to talk about it then.” Pei Qingshu was very confident.
“Alright. Staying here is beneficial to Qingshu’s cultivation. This is a decision he has made long ago.” Cui Heng waved his hand and said, “Mingqiong, leave the Linjiang Pei family of Great Zhou here.”
“Yes, Master. Actually, I have this plan too.” Li Mingqiong nodded.
“Senior Sister can already take away people from a country?” Pei Qingshu asked in surprise.
“It’s not just the people of a country. It’s the entire Great Zhou. I’ve brought the sky, the ground, the mountains, the rivers, and all the living beings here.” Li Mingqiong smiled and stretched out her slender white right hand.
A ball of light lit up on it, and countless lights appeared. It looked like the Great Zhou, and countless black dots walked among these lights. These were the people of the Great Zhou.
“The Dao of national luck is indeed magical.” Pei Qingshu praised sincerely, then smiled and said, “This makes me look forward to the day I fight you, Senior Sister.
As for the Linjiang Pei family, I’ll make arrangements as soon as possible and divide the land and various facilities for them. When I’m ready, I’ll go and explain to Senior Sister.
“Master, what do you think?”
“That’s fine.” Cui Heng nodded slightly and smiled. “I left the Linjiang Pei family behind for you because I hope that you can achieve success as soon as possible. When you’re about to leave, find a successor in the Pei family and completely let go of this Wu Dynasty. After all, what you cultivate is not the path of national luck.”
“Yes, I understand.” Pei Qingshu nodded solemnly. He knew that his master was reminding him not to take any detours. “Thank you, Master!”
“You can discuss the rest among yourself.” Cui Heng stood up and looked southwest. He chuckled and said, “I’m going to meet a guest.”
“Guest?” Pei Qingshu was puzzled. When did a guest of Master come?
However, before he could ask, Cui Heng’s figure had already disappeared from the spot.
Everyone looked at each other.
“Junior Brother, you don’t know either?” Li Mingqiong asked curiously.
“I really don’t know.” Pei Qingshu looked southwest and muttered, “In that direction, the Southern Border… Is that the Plague Imperial Palace? More than ten years ago, Zhu Changsheng seemed to have brought back an Ancestral Master from the Outer World?”
Zhu Changsheng was the Sect Master of the Plague Imperial Palace, a Sage at the Myriad Techniques Return to One realm.
In the grand Myriad Mountains of the Southern Wilderness, in the Plague Imperial Palace.
Zhu Changsheng was listening attentively.
In front of him was an old man with rosy skin, white hair, and a youthful face. He had an immortal aura, as if he was an Immortal who had descended from the sky.
He did not look like someone from the Plague Imperial Palace.
However, this old man was indeed talking about the inheritance secret technique of the Plague Imperial Palace. He was teaching Zhu Changsheng how to become a Sage King.
Zhu Changsheng was mesmerized.
He could clearly feel that in the past ten years or so, his cultivation had advanced by leaps and bounds, far surpassing the accumulation of more than a thousand years of cultivation. It was simply incomparable to before.
If he could continue like this for another hundred years or so, he would definitely be able to become a Sage King and one of the strongest figures in the Five Views Realm.
“It’s a pity that Ancestral Master only lectures once every morning. If only he could preach longer.” Zhu Changsheng sensed that the sun was about to completely rise outside and knew that today’s lecture was about to end. He could not help but feel a little lost.
“Alright, today’s lecture is over.” The old man smiled and stood up from the meditation cushion. “Your aptitude is not bad. You’re not far from the Sage King realm.”
“Thank you for your guidance, Ancestral Master,” Zhu Changsheng said respectfully.
“You did work hard yourself,” the old man praised.
“Ancestral Master, you also know the current situation of the Five Views Realm. It can be said that there are as many Sages as there are clouds.” Zhu Changsheng smiled bitterly and said, “I have to work hard to break through.”
“That’s true.” The old man stroked his beard and smiled. “However, the Cui Heng you mentioned earlier is indeed extraordinary. He can actually create so many pills to stimulate the growth of Sages. Impressive.”
“Exalted Immortal’s methods are the strongest I’ve ever seen.” Zhu Changsheng nodded and said, “Even Sage Kings are like ants in front of him. They have no room to resist.”
“To a Creator, Sage Kings are indeed ants.” The old man smiled and said, “If Cui Heng is a Dao Lord with a perfected Dao Body, then even Sage Kings cannot be considered ants…”
The old man seemed to want to continue, but his voice suddenly stopped and he looked outside in shock.
Zhu Changsheng could not help but ask, “Ancestral Master, what’s wrong?”
“This, this is?!” The old man suddenly revealed an extremely shocked expression.
At the same time, hundreds of small eyes suddenly opened on his face. They all revealed extreme fear. His entire body trembled as he prostrated on the ground.
“Ancestral Master?!” Zhu Changsheng was shocked. His Ancestral Master was possibly a Dao Lord. What kind of existence could make him so afraid?
“So there’s another Dao Lord in the Plague Imperial Palace.” At this moment, a gentle voice came from outside. Then, a young man walked in and looked at Zhu Changsheng and the old man with a smile.
“Immortal Cui!” Zhu Changsheng exclaimed.
“Junior Ding Qiuhuang greets Exalted Immortal.” The old man immediately kowtowed to Cui Heng. At the same time, he tried his best to close the hundreds of small eyes on his face that had opened due to fear.
“There’s no need to be like this.” Cui Heng waved his hand and smiled. “You being able to live until now proves that you haven’t done any evil here. There’s no need to be afraid.”
He had left an Early-stage Nascent Soul Moon God on Daozhou Star to protect the entire Five Views Realm. If Ding Qiuhuang dared to do anything evil, he would have been killed by the Moon God long ago.
“Thank, thank you, Exalted Immortal.” Ding Qiuhuang heaved a sigh of relief and stood up shakily. At this moment, he already knew that this was the Exalted Immortal Cui that Zhu Changsheng had mentioned earlier.
How was this a Creator or a Dao Lord!
He was clearly a Lord of the Heavens!
However, ever since the Heaven Realm disappeared, the Eighth Realm experts of the Immortal World had already become legends. How could such a terrifying existence appear on this small Chongyang Star?
Moreover, the pressure Cui Heng revealed gave him a familiar feeling, as if he had encountered it before in the Grand Plague Heaven.
“Is it that supreme existence who swept his gaze across the Grand Plague Heaven?” A guess appeared in Ding Qiuhuang’s heart, and then he felt a little bitter.
If that was really the case, then he was really too unlucky.
He had clearly left the Grand Plague Heaven to avoid that supreme existence, but he did not expect to bump into him and walk right into a trap.
“Aren’t you going to introduce me to your Ancestral Master?” Cui Heng said to Zhu Changsheng.
“Ah, right, right. Thank you for your reminder, Exalted Immortal.” Zhu Changsheng hurriedly nodded and said, “Exalted Immortal, this is the founder of our Plague Imperial Palace, and the person who left the Grand Plague Immortal Treasure Vault behind. More than ten years ago, he just returned from the Grand Plague Heaven.”
With just one sentence, he explained Ding Qiuhuang’s background clearly without hiding anything.
“Ancestral Founder?” Cui Heng looked at Ding Qiuhuang in surprise. After sizing him up slightly, he asked with interest, “How did you live for more than 300,000 years?”
He had once read the books in the Grand Plague Immortal Treasure Vault. They clearly recorded that the Plague Imperial Palace was established 330,000 years ago. At that time, the Purple Sun Heaven was still around.
In theory, the lifespan of a Dao Lord should be between 90,000 to 100,000 years. Ding Qiuhuang, the founder of the Plague Imperial Palace 330,000 years ago, had actually survived until now.
This was indeed a little ridiculous.
“Exalted Immortal, I cultivate a secret technique called the World Evading Longevity Technique.”
Ding Qiuhuang explained, “As long as the practitioner lives in seclusion in one place for 10,000 years and his range of activity is less than 10 li, his lifespan can double. One can extend their lifespan by 90,000 years at most.
Therefore, in the first 100,000 years, I lived in seclusion to extend my lifespan. Later on, when I was about to die, I accidentally obtained an Immortal Divine Medicine and lived a second life. I lived in seclusion for more than 100,000 years again using the World Evading Longevity Technique and only came out recently.”
An activity range of no more than 10 li for 10,000 years… Cui Heng was shocked. This was too much. His lifespan of more than 90,000 years had been forcefully extended to more than 300,000 years.
It was too ridiculous.
He was simply living to live.
The most shocking thing was that he actually obtained an Immortal Divine Medicine to live a second life and continued to live for hundreds of thousands of years.
However, even if lived for more than 300,000 years like this, his knowledge might not be as much as those who had lived for 1,000 years.
However, Cui Heng hesitated for a moment and decided to ask Ding Qiuhuang, “How much do you know about the destruction of Purple Sun Heaven and Zhou Juntian’s situation?”