Late at night, the bonfire was extinguished. The residents of Stone Village had either gone back to sleep or closed their eyes to concentrate and began to cultivate.
To these inhabitants of the Demon Beast Mountain Range, strength was undoubtedly the most important thing. Otherwise, they would only be able to starve to death.
Although cultivators above the Earth Stage no longer needed to eat, not everyone could cultivate and reach the Earth Stage.
Moreover, the meat of fiend beasts contained a large amount of spirit qi that could increase a cultivator’s cultivation.
This was also the main reason for their fierce temperament. Because they had eaten fiend beast meat for a long time, even if some of them were not cultivators, their physical strength would still far surpass that of ordinary humans. They could easily lift things that were several hundred kilograms.
If it was in the Southern Land, such a force would not be inferior to a small faction, let alone the fact that they had two Heaven Stage experts with them.
A cold wind blew past, and the stone tablet stood silently outside the village, as if there was nothing special about it.
However, this stone tablet was the reason why nearby fiend beasts didn’t dare to approach Stone Village.
Qin Jue and Su Yan each lived in a separate stone house. Yun Xi was still lying next to Qin Jue. Yun Xi had eaten very happily during this bonfire party. At this moment, her silly strand of hair clung tightly to Qin Jue’s fingers as she fell asleep sweetly.
Ever since she followed Qin Jue out, Yun Xi had rarely cultivated, but a few days ago, she successfully broke through and advanced to a level three spirit herb.
This cultivation speed was simply unbelievable.
But according to Su Yan, this was because Yun Xi’s physique had changed after bathing in the dragon blood.
After all, the Great Void Dragon was a super fiend beast with the bloodline of a divine beast. Although Yun Xi had only bathed in the dragon blood of a Supreme Stage Great Void Dragon, it had still changed her physique. Otherwise, it would have been impossible for her to manifest at just level two.
It wasn’t an exaggeration to say that Yun Xi’s current strength was already not inferior and perhaps even superior to an Earth Stage cultivator at all. Coupled with her small size and fast speed, even if she had never learned any martial techniques, she still couldn’t be underestimated.
In the future, if Yun Xi was able to awaken a trace of the divine beast bloodline, she would be even stronger.
“Oh… it’s so delicious.”
In her sleep, Yun Xi sniffed as if she was smelling food.
Qin Jue :”…”
Not forgetting to eat even in her dreams… It truly made Qin Jue speechless.
“Master, this part is yours, and this part is mine.”
Yun Xi muttered again.
Hearing this, Qin Jue was rather touched. He didn’t expect Yun Xi to be thinking of him when she was eating.
“Hehe, I gave the butt meat to Master. I’m so smart.”
Qin Jue :”…”
He suddenly wanted to strangle Yun Xi to death.
“Hai, I’ll sleep too.”
Shaking his head, Qin Jue slowly lay down. Then he remembered what the old man had said to Shi Tian: Find a person named Chen Beixuan and kill him!
Shi Tian was supposed to kill Chen Beixuan?
This plot was too strange.
It turned out that when the old man and the experts of the village were traveling outside, they had fought with Chen Beixuan over an item.
As expected, Chen Beixuan won and killed all the other cultivators.
In the end, under the help of his companions, only the old man escaped.
It was also from that moment on that the old man suffered hidden injuries, and his body became weaker by the day. Even though he possessed a Heaven Stage cultivation, he didn’t dare to use it casually. Otherwise, he would cough up blood and suffer a backlash. At worst, he could directly die!
Fortunately, the old man had brought back the item that they had fought for with their lives. It was also the secret thing that allowed Shi Tian to step into the Heaven Stage at such a young age.
It was none other than a level five spirit herb that could change one’s physique, allowing its user to experience the same effect as bathing in dragon blood.
The difference was that the medicinal properties of the spirit herbs were more gentle.
After the old man returned, he planted the spirit herbs in his courtyard and waited until they were completely ripe.
In the beginning, the old man wanted to use the spirit herb on himself to treat his hidden injuries. However, with his cultivation, it was very likely that he would never be able to take revenge again.
At this moment, the cultivators in the village who were out hunting suddenly picked up an infant and decided to adopt it.
As this infant gradually grew, it actually revealed shocking martial talent. And the old man saw hope of seeking revenge through this child. Therefore, he named him Shi Tian, a name that was fit for someone who would carry on his responsibility. He also used spirit herbs on him and nurtured him with all his might.
After hearing this, the person who was most shocked was none other than Shi Tian. After all, the old man had never told him that he had actually been adopted from the outside world.
However, Shi Tian had heard of spirit herbs. This was because when he was six, the old man would often pull him away to take medicinal baths.
As for Shi Tian, he could clearly sense that his physique had changed after bathing. Whether it was his strength or his cultivation speed, they had both increased greatly.
Presumably, that was a medicinal liquid made of spirit herbs.
“Grandpa Patriarch, don’t worry. No matter where that person is, I will definitely find him and kill him!”
Shi Tian said firmly and agreed to the old man’s request.
Thinking of this, Qin Jue was rather looking forward to the fight between Shi Tian and Chen Beixuan.
Qin Jue frowned and quickly spread his spirit sense, detecting a trace of abnormality.
In the darkness, the old man walked out of the stone house with his walking stick. He went to the stone tablet and knelt down.
“Oh mighty Stone God, no matter what, please protect Little Tian’s safety.”
The old man pressed his hands together and said sincerely, “I shouldn’t be asking Little Tian to do such a thing, but I just can’t… let it go…”
The old man knew very well how powerful Chen Beixuan was. Now that decades had passed, he might even have stepped into the Supreme Stage.
However, revenge had long become the old man’s obsession. Every time he had the time, he would think of his companions who had died tragically. He wished he could skin Chen Beixuan alive.
Unfortunately, with his cultivation, even if he was completely uninjured, he would still be completely helpless.
It was precisely because of this that the old man placed his hopes on Shi Tian.
However, after having lived together for more than 10 years, the old man had long treated this innocent youth as his own grandson. Although he was still unwilling to give up on revenge, he did not want to see Shi Tian get injured or die because of this.
As soon as he finished speaking, the stone tablet actually lit up with a black light, as if it was responding to the old man.
Seeing this, the old man was overjoyed and hurriedly bowed. “Thank you, mighty Stone God! Thank you, mighty Stone God.”
After bowing for more than ten times, the old man stood up happily and returned to his room.
Witnessing this scene, Qin Jue pondered for a moment before his figure flashed and he brought Yun Xi to the side of the stone tablet.
Sensing Qin Jue, the stone tablet was about to release a black light when Qin Jue’s palm suddenly lightly landed on it. In an instant, the stone tablet regained its calm and the black light was extinguished.
“Interesting. You should be a sacred artifact, right?”
Qin Jue said meaningfully.
In fact, Qin Jue didn’t know much about sacred artifacts. It could even be said that he knew nothing about them.
However, there was still a sacred artifact that he had looted from the Spirit Clan lying in his storage ring. It was only a half-finished product and did not have an artifact spirit. It was a sacred artifact.
As for this stone tablet, it was more like a sacred artifact that truly possessed an artifact spirit.
The stone tablet remained silent, looking ordinary. It was hard to imagine that this was actually a sacred artifact.