Chapter 238: Heavenly Palace
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
If there was no teleportation formation or spatial passageway, then how did Zhang Jichen disappear?
Moreover, it seemed that the projection in front of Qin Jue had not appeared for a long time and did not even know about the destruction of the purple fiend race. Thus, Qin Jue ruled out the possibility that the projection had killed Zhang Jichen.
Moreover, if Zhang Jichen had used his spirit energy to activate the symbols and draw out the projection, it would have been impossible for the incarnation to not have noticed.
Could it be that Zhang Jichen had discovered that Qin Jue’s incarnation was secretly protecting him and had deliberately used some method to escape from the incarnation?
Thinking of this, Qin Jue couldn’t help but laugh.
With Zhang Jichen’s early-phase Heaven Stage strength, he couldn’t even defeat Tam, so how could he have discovered an incarnation with the cultivation of the Great Sage Stage?
It was unbelievable.
Without waiting for Qin Jue to continue thinking, the projection in the air suddenly opened its mouth and said, “That’s right. Those guys were indeed nurtured by me. Otherwise, how could a group of barbaric low-level creatures rise so quickly?!”
Qin Jue :”…”
Three hundred years… was considered to be quick?
In the Central Continent, that amount of time was probably enough for many geniuses to cultivate to the Saint Stage.
In comparison, the purple fiends’ rise just couldn’t be considered as a true rise in power.
It was only because they had joined forces with the fiend beasts of the Death Spirit Valley that they even stood a chance against the Four Major Sects. Otherwise, even with five Legendary Stage experts, they were still no match.
“See that? I created these symbols myself.”
The projection spoke confidently and continued, “That group of low-level creatures only became stronger with the help of these symbols. Unfortunately, their talent is just too poor and they failed to reach a higher realm. Otherwise, how could they be killed by you?”
Qin Jue :”…”
Why did he feel that this projection was an idiot?
In fact, he was a very narcissistic idiot.
“Hahaha, are you afraid now?”
Seeing Qin Jue remain silent, the projection laughed and said, “It’s not too late to change your mind!”
“Foolish low-level creature, as long as you’re willing to accept me as your master, I’ll teach you more things until you end up ruling this world!”
The projection became more and more excited. In the end, it even went a little crazy!
Sighing, Qin Jue couldn’t be bothered to waste his breath. He grabbed with his hand, and the originally high and mighty projection immediately lost control and flew towards Qin Jue’s hand.
“You’re courting death!” The projection said as Qin Jue grabbed his head.
The projection was furious. Just as it was about to resist, it realized that its entire body was out of control and it could not move!
The projection was puzzled.
“Uh… what do you plan on doing?”
The projection finally realized that something was wrong and revealed a trace of fear.
Even though he was only a projection, because it had been too long, he had already gained intelligence. Although he still obeyed the original body’s orders, it did not mean that this projection was not afraid of death.
“Nothing. I just wanted to see your memories.” Qin Jue said indifferently.
Since he couldn’t find any traces of Zhang Jichen, he could only use Soul Search on the projection to see if there were any clues.
“What? You want to search…”
Before he finished speaking, Qin Jue had already forcefully entered the projection’s mind.
In the next second, a shrill scream erupted from the projection, echoing throughout the cave.
Given that he was projection, he was already very vulnerable and afraid of soul attacks. Now that his soul was being searched, one could only imagine how painful it was.
The projection seemed to go crazy as it tried to break free from Qin Jue’s shackles. Unfortunately, in front of Qin Jue, he couldn’t do anything other than scream.
After a long while, Qin Jue loosened his grip, and the illusory body of the projection began to gradually dissipate. “I won’t let you off…”
After saying this, the projection completely disappeared. Following that, the many symbols on the stone wall also disappeared.
The “I” he was talking about naturally referred to his original body.
Qin Jue didn’t care about the projection at all and muttered to himself, “Heavenly Palace…”
Just as Qin Jue guessed, the projection indeed didn’t know anything about Zhang Jichen. However, Qin Jue did capture an important piece of information from the projection’s memories.
Apparently, this mountain did not belong to the Spirit Central World. Instead, it came from a place called the Heavenly Palace.
However, it was still unclear as to what the Heavenly Palace was, since the projection himself did not know much about it.
However, what was certain was that the original body of the projection was an expert who had come from the Heavenly Palace.
Unfortunately, many of the memories projected were too vague and could not be seen clearly. Qin Jue couldn’t tell where the original body was or what his name was.
However, Qin Jue was interested in seeing what this so-called Heavenly Palace looked like.
In addition, Qin Jue found out that the reason why the projection was in the cave was because the original body had given the projection a mission to rule the Spirit Central World.
However, after leaving the projection in the Spirit Central World, the original body had never appeared again.
So many years had passed since then.
Therefore, the threat of the projection was almost non-existent. In fact, the original body might even be dead by now.
However, this had nothing to do with Qin Jue. The most important thing now was for him to find Zhang Jichen.
After reviewing the projected memories again, Qin Jue unhurriedly arrived at the depths of the cave.
According to the memory description of the projection, Qin Jue learned that this mountain was actually very magical. It could switch spaces around without leaving any traces.
In the past, many cultivators and purple fiends who had entered this cave by mistake had been teleported elsewhere and disappeared.
However, that could only happen if the cultivators cultivated with those symbols on the cave walls for more than an hour. Moreover, there was a distance restriction.
If Qin Jue hadn’t stopped Yun Xi just now, then Yun Xi might have also been moved away.
In other words, Zhang Jichen was very likely still in the Spirit Central World. However, his incarnation had only searched in this area, which was why it had not been able to find Zhang Jichen.
As for why this mountain peak possessed such an inconceivable ability, perhaps only the mysterious projection’s original body knew the answer.
Qin Jue smiled with interest. His figure flashed and he appeared outside the cave, his incarnation following closely behind.
“Perhaps I can refine this mountain peak and use it as a weapon.”
Before this, Qin Jue had only made an AK-47 and a gold-plated Gatling gun. Unfortunately, they weren’t imposing enough. If he used this mountain peak to make a weapon, it might turn out pretty good.
After making up his mind, Qin Jue’s body flickered with golden light that quickly enveloped the mountain peak.
In an instant, the ground shook as wind and clouds surged. The sky seemed as if it was about to be torn apart.
At the same time, the pitch-black mountain peak began to shrink at a visible speed. In less than half a minute, it turned into the size of a fist. After it fell into Qin Jue’s palm, it was put into Qin Jue’s storage ring.
If other cultivators saw such a shocking divine ability, they would probably be shocked to the core.
After doing this, Qin Jue spread out his spirit sense, making it flow out endlessly.
After an unknown period of time, Qin Jue’s eyes narrowed. He finally found Zhang Jichen in a corner of the Northern Land.
Qin Jue heaved a sigh of relief.
Fortunately, Zhang Jichen was a Heaven Stage expert. Although he had been teleported so far, he was still temporarily safe.
It turned out that it was a false alarm all along.
However, Qin Jue also considered it to be a reminder. Even though he had resolved the issues of the Asura World and the Hell World, it still didn’t mean that the Spirit Central World was entirely safe.
There were still many existences stronger than the Eternal Night Emperor and even Luo Changge. Who could guarantee that they wouldn’t come rushing over after discovering the Spirit Central World?