Chapter 237: Young Man, Do You Want to Become Stronger?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Although Zhang Jichen was several times older than Qin Jue, the two of them had a pretty good relationship and even drank together often.
Now that Zhang Jichen was missing, how could Qin Jue not care?
However, no matter how Qin Jue searched, he couldn’t find anything. It was simply inconceivable.
Ten minutes later, Qin Jue retracted his spirit sense and frowned in deep thought.
What was certain was that there was absolutely no teleportation formation or spatial passageway set up here. Otherwise, Qin Jue would have definitely been able to detect it.
So what was the problem?
Qin Jue had never encountered such a situation before.
“Forget it, I’ll go in and take a look.”
After making up his mind, Qin Jue flew down and arrived outside the cave.
The cave was about three meters tall and two meters wide. It was pitch-black inside and nothing inside could be seen. It could not be said to be vast, but it was big enough to accommodate more than ten people.
In fact, Qin Jue had already used his spirit sense to scan the cave just now. Even though he had found nothing special, he still decided to take a look himself.
With a snap of his fingers, a dazzling golden light immediately lit up in the cave, expelling the darkness.
Yun Xi gulped and shivered.
“What do you mean?”
Qin Jue was stunned. Why didn’t he feel anything?
“I’m not sure. It just made me feel terrified.”
Yun Xi shrank her head and burrowed into Qin Jue’s arms but kept her head poking out so her eyes were exposed. After that, she still used her hands to cover her eyes.
Qin Jue was dumbfounded.
Could it be that he was too strong? Was that why he could not sense any danger?
Thinking back, that did seem to be the case.
To him, any opponent would feel ordinary and insignificant like a fly. Therefore, how could he sense danger?
Similarly, since his incarnation had the strength of a Great Sage Stage expert, the incarnation was also unable to sense anything.
On the other hand, Yun Xi was only at the middle-phase of the Earth Stage. She was naturally different from the two of them.
Stepping into the cave, the temperature plummeted. If it were an ordinary person, they would probably freeze to death on the spot. However, under the golden light, this chill quickly dissipated, and the entire cave became warm.
Qin Jue stood in front of the left stone wall and discovered that there were all kinds of strange symbols carved on it. They covered most of the cave and looked complicated and obscure, but they were completely different from regular runes.
“These symbols were left behind by the purple fiends.”
The incarnation explained, “I also found many of these symbols in the ruins nearby.”
“Is that so…” Qin Jue muttered to himself, lost in thought.
As everyone knew, the purple fiends relied on strength and rarely studied other things. By relying on their powerful attack and defense, they did not even need to use spirit artifacts. Could it be that these symbols were really left behind by the purple fiends?
At this moment, Yun Xi, who was hiding in Qin Jue’s arms, suddenly erupted with spirit energy, blowing Qin Jue’s clothes and hair into the air.
“Master, the symbols here are so powerful!” Yun Xi shouted.
“Huh?” “How come?”
Qin Jue was surprised.
“I tried to circulate my spirit energy according to the symbols on it just now. I didn’t expect it to work so smoothly.”
Yun Xi smiled happily and said, “It’s countless times faster than cultivating the Green Void Scripture.”
Hearing this, Qin Jue was even more surprised. These symbols could assist cultivation?
Could it be a purple fiend cultivation technique?
But why were they carved in this cave?
Qin Jue was puzzled.
“Don’t use these symbols to cultivate first.”
Yun Xi puckered her lips and was rather puzzled.
“If you continue to use these symbols, you’ll become ugly.” Qin Jue threatened.
It wasn’t that Qin Jue wanted to stop Yun Xi from becoming stronger. It was just that he was worried that if she rashly cultivated an unknown cultivation technique, she might eventually lose control.
Yun Xi’s expression changed slightly.
“Uh… as ugly as Tam.”
Yun Xi knew what Tam looked like, so she immediately stopped circulating her spirit energy after hearing this. She didn’t want to become as ugly as Tam.
Seeing this, Qin Jue heaved a sigh of relief and then began to use his spirit sense to scan these symbols bit by bit, trying to figure out what was so mysterious about them.
However, he still did not know whether Zhang Jichen had circulated his cultivation technique according to the symbols on the cave when he entered.
Thinking of this, Qin Jue flicked his finger and directly poured his spirit energy into the symbols on the stone wall.
In an instant, all the symbols lit up, shooting out red lights that outlined an image.
Qin Jue didn’t expect that his casual action would unexpectedly activate these symbols!
However, what surprised Qin Jue was that the image outlined by these symbols was not an image of a purple fiend, but the image of a creature he had never seen before!
“What is this?”
Qin Jue became more and more dumbfounded.
Red light condensed and transformed into a figure that floated in the air, sacred and solemn.
From its appearance, this figure looked no different from a human, but there were two wings on its back that flapped slowly, emitting a dense pressure. Under this dense pressure, even a Legendary Stage expert would struggle just to look at it.
And this was only a projection.
“Why did you take so long to come this time? How was it? Did you succeed in your revenge?” The projection placed its hands behind its back and said condescendingly.
But when he saw Qin Jue’s appearance, he was instantly stunned. “Who are you? Where’s Zi Kui?”
Qin Jue was also stunned. He did know who the projection was talking about.
Could it be that this Zi Kui was actually a king tier purple fiend?
Therefore, Qin Jue answered without hesitation, “Dead.”
“What?” “How is that possible?”
The projection was shocked and revealed an incredulous expression. “You killed him?”
“If this person you’re talking about is a king tier purple fiend, then it’s true.”
Qin Jue shrugged his shoulders.
“Looks like I underestimated the power of this world.”
The projection sighed. “If you can kill Zi Kui, it means you’re qualified to speak to me.”
At this point, the projection sized up Qin Jue and said, “I can tell that you have a good figure, and I also see that a spirit light is spurting out from the top of your head. Young man, do you want to become stronger?”
Qin Jue was speechless. Where did this joker come from? Why did he sound like a swindler?
This time, it was the projection’s turn to be speechless. This was the first time the projection had encountered someone who did not want to become stronger.
“Then do you want to rule the world?”
The projection changed its words.
“What about immortality?”
“Hmph, young man, don’t think that you’re really invincible just because you killed Zi Kui! In my eyes, you’re just an ant!” The projection finally lost its patience and said coldly.
“Is that so?”
Qin Jue laughed instead of being angry. “Those purple fiend king tier experts were probably nurtured by you, right?”
Three hundred years ago, the Purple Demon Race was defeated by the combined forces of the Four Major Sects. They had no choice but to flee to the border between the Southern Land and the Western Land to survive.
Because the environment here was harsh and the spirit qi was scarce, the Four Major Sects thought that it was impossible for them to stay here for a long time. Therefore, the Four Major Sects did not continue to pursue them, thinking that the Purple Demon Race would perish on their own.
However, after 300 years, not only did the purple fiends not die, they became even stronger. Four Legendary Stage purple fiend experts appeared out of thin air.
Before this, Qin Jue and many other Southern Land cultivators didn’t understand the reason. But now, Qin Jue finally understood.
However, that was all unimportant. The important thing was, where was Zhang Jichen?