1124 Art of Truth
Chapter 1124: Art of Truth
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The truth character on the wall contained a supreme innate technique. The more Qin Wentian cultivated, the more profound he felt it was. He could only close his eyes and meditate, silently pondering over the meaning. In the ancient castle, the music of the Great Dao chimed incessantly, as Qin Wentian remained in total concentration.
Boundless buddhic light enveloped him as countless runes entered his body, granting him a whole new perspective. The world was incomparably vast, Qin Wentian could feel how tiny and inconsequential he was but even so, he continued his meditation, reflecting on the truth character as he sought to understand everything about himself.
This truth character contained the essence of a supreme art that contained boundless might, able to allow people to tune into oneness, discover the truth about themselves before they gained enlightenment about the power of truth.
Such a comprehension naturally couldn't be finished in a single day. Qin Wentian himself truly had no idea how many years passed.
As for what his other friends were doing, he had no idea as well.
It was tough to cross to the other shore but as long as one's comprehension abilities were extraordinary, they should be able to do so. For people like Qing`er, Jun Mengchen and Hua Taixu, it should pose no problem to them at all.
He spent four years in the immortal sea and six years in the ancient castle. Unknowingly, it has already been 10 years. Somehow, as he was in this state, he could feel his cultivation level increasing. In any case, it wasn't weird for hundreds or thousand of years to have passed when one closed their eyes in a state of complete concentration for their cultivation or comprehension purposes.
Today, a body manifested from the law energy of truth which looked exactly alike him, appeared behind him. This body was boundlessly resplendent, and was as indestructible and tough as his original body. This body also contained boundless power, it seemed to have undergone even further refinement and evolved to become an independent body of truth.
This, was the power of truth. The truth body circulated with golden buddhic light and there were countless ancient runes flowing all over its body. The light radiating from it then all shot towards Qin Wentian, infusing the entirety of buddhic truth energy into him. The Qin Wentian today, his physique underwent yet another improvement, and became even more tyrannical than ever.
Another year passed. a chant that contained words of greater truth could be heard being sprouted from Qin Wentian's lips, forming an innate technique that contained the energy of truth within. However, the power of this wasn't that strong yet.
As more time flowed by, Qin Wentian's third eye opened. This third eye of his now seemed to contain the power to peer through all things illusory. Both his normal eyes also slowly opened, gleaming with sharpness.
Finally, he could see four doorways which were the four walls of the central great hall, being opened up. These doorways were like gates of the void, one was able to pass through them to reach other locations.
"This…" Qin Wentian's eyes flashed. He has already spent close to eight years in this ancient castle. That in addition to the four years spent drifting in the immortal sea, his cultivation base had gone from the second to third level. In this ancient castle, he even acquired the buddhic art of truth, improving his cultivation slightly and further refining his physique. Right now, the gates of the sacred academy opened for him again.
If he was right, these four gates led to four different sacred academies. These four sacred academies should be named the Heavenly Dao Sacred Academy collectively.
Everything he saw now, proved the words of the illusory figure with the scepter. There are a myriad of ways to cross the immortal sea and depending on how one crossed it, the sea would send them to different locations. He used the method of seeking truth to cross the immortal sea and hence, he found the truth he sought, and arrived at this ancient castle.
Qin Wentian didn't stop. Although he had cultivated this for so many years, it was impossible for him to completely comprehend this arcane art within such a short period of time. He could only continue this in the future, ruminating on the ancient truth character as he tried to gain more insights.
This was the same as God's Hand. Although he had cultivated it, the him right now was still far from being able to completely unleash the potential God's Hand had. His level of mastery now was merely the tip of the iceberg.
"After so many years, it's time to go explore other places. I probably won't have any breakthroughs or insights in a short period of time." Qin Wentian mused. After that he stood up, his fearsome eyes glanced at the four gates of void as he randomly picked one and headed inside of it. Since he had cultivated the art of truth of the buddhist path, he will leave everything to fate.
After stepping through the gate, Qin Wentian felt himself crossing a large distance in space. When his feet landed on solid ground again, the sounds of the waves of an ocean crashing could be heard.
Right now, Qin Wentian was standing on a huge reef beside the oceans. The ocean waves continuously gushed over, creating the splattering of water during the impact, making his robes wet.
Turning back, Qin Wentian saw another vast stretch of ocean. As for in front of him, there was a path that led to the simple yet majestic gate of the sacred academy.
"Seems like I have arrived. The location of the art of truth, contained the pathway to the sacred academies." Qin Wentian stared ahead, allowing the water of the ocean to splash on him. After that, he lifted his foot and moved towards the direction of the sacred academy's gate.
After some time, he arrived before the gate. Stretching his hands out, he pushed the gate open and stepped within.
The instant he stepped within, a powerful voice rang out in his mind, informing him about the rules of the sacred academy.
The gate behind him closed. Although he knew this place before him was one of the sacred academies, it would be more suitable to say that it was a world.
As Qin Wentian stepped forward, a hint of a smile flickered in his eyes. It was like he knew what was going to happen next.
After some time, a white streak of lightning zoomed through the air with great speed. Not long after, a snowy white figure directly leapt into Qin Wentian's embrace.
"Little Rascal, do you want to knock me down?" Qin Wentian gently patted Little Rascal on his head as he smiled. A beautiful figure could also be seen following behind Little Rascal. This, was none other than Purgatory.
"Why did you only come now? This baobao has been here for many years. You are just too inferior." Little Rascal stared at Qin Wentian in mocking disdain. To think that Qin Wentian only made it here so many years after him.
"The methods of crossing the immortal sea are different and they all led to different paths. Before I came here, I arrived at another location, it was only after a long time did I manage to see through the things there and made my way to here. How about you two? You both came here directly after crossing the immortal sea?" Qin Wentian asked. He could communicate with Little Rascal and Purgatory with some form of telepathy. This was especially so for Little Rascal, the two of them had a connection since a long time ago and could hear the thoughts of each other and sense where each other was. It was only that this connection would be weakened if the two of them were separated by a vast distance.
"Yup. I fell asleep on the boat and drifted on the immortal sea. When I woke up, I was already here. What a comfortable sleep." Little Rascal spoke with a lazy expression, his words causing Qin Wentian to roll his eyes. Wasn't this too simple?
"What a braggart." Purgatory scolded in a low voice.
"Little Purgatory how can you say this to me. This baobao has always been here to protect you." Little Rascal inclined his head and spoke. Qin Wentian felt that this little puppy was getting more and more unreliable.
"Purgatory, how many people are there in this sacred academy? Are there any that I'm familiar with?" Qin Wentian asked.
"There's quite a lot of people here, roughly above a thousand. However, the majority of those who arrived here are all demons." Purgatory replied. "As for those you are familiar with…"
"Your little Yunxi is here too." Little Rascal interjected, causing Qin Wentian to roll his eyes as he rapped Little Rascal on his head. This little fellow was simply asking for a beating.
"I didn't say anything wrong." Little Rascal whined, feeling somewhat wronged.
"There is also Nanfeng Yunxi, Nanfeng Shengge and a few of those from the Southern Phoenix Clan. Other than them, there's also a few from the group of people that chose to follow Big Brother Qin." Purgatory lightly spoke. Qin Wentian's eyes flashed, he knew that Purgatory was referring to the members of the Battle Saint Tribe.
"Also, those demons are too irritating. They frequently harrass Purgatory, as well as Nanfeng Yunxi and the other members of the Southern Phoenix Clan, wanting the girls to give birth with their seed in them. How shameless." Little Rascal angrily spoke. Qin Wentian glanced at Purgatory only to see her expression growing colder. He immediately understood that there should be some demons bullying Purgatory.
Many of these demons had the bloodline of powerful greater demons, they all originated from peak demonic powers as well. For example, the Great Roc Race and White Tiger Race were both extremely powerful. The personalities of demons were more direct and tyrannical. Little Rascal's words should be the truth, Qin Wentian had personally witnessed how strong the arrogance of these pure-blooded greater demons were before they set off on the immortal sea. They even dared to offend the human cultivators from those peak powers.
"Let's go and look for them." Qin Wentian spoke.
"Who?" Little Rascal asked.
"Nanfeng Yunxi and the rest." Qin Wentian replied. Little Rascal then turned and winked at Qin Wentian. Purgatory took the lead and flew ahead.
"What places does this academy contain exactly?" Qin Wentian soared through the air as he asked.
"There are many cultivation grounds here and dangerous secret realms as well. Right now, Nanfeng Yunxi and the rest of her comrades are currently on an ancient mountain. This ancient mountain contains many powerful innate techniques and secret arts of the demonic race and there are even extremely powerful demonic beasts in the depths of the mountains. None of us know where these demonic beasts originated from." Little Rascal replied.
"This place is so vast, like an entire world rather than an academy. There are many places which we have not been to before as well."
"Understood." Qin Wentian nodded. Their group soared through the air and after some time, Qin Wentian saw a mountain range before his eyes.
On a certain mountain, there were groups of people standing there right now.
Qin Wentian's immortal sense gushed out and very swiftly, he discovered the exact location of Nanfeng Yunxi. Their silhouettes flashed as all of them headed over there.
Nanfeng Yunxi seemed to have sensed something. Her beautiful eyes turned over only to see Qin Wentian soaring through the air. Her eyes, that were originally filled with cold arrogance, were now filled with hints of a smile instead. "You have arrived."
"Mhm." Qin Wentian landed and walked to the side of Nanfeng Yunxi. Nanfeng Shengge was here as well. She stared at Qin Wentian and smiled, "Something is not right, why did you arrive here so much later than the rest of us?"
"There's not only a single academy. From what I know, there should be four grand sacred academies. Our methods of crossing the sea are all different, hence, for those who crossed over, they would be sent to different locations." Qin Wentian replied. "Earlier, I was sent to another place, only after so long did I manage to find the entrance leading to this particular academy."
"So it is like this." Nanfeng Shengge smiled. Qin Wentian stared at the mountain wall in front of them as his eyes flashed. There were actually pictures of phoenixes inscribed on the wall, and each picture was extremely vivid and life-like, as though they were about to rush out from the mountain wall at any instant.
Not only that, the other mountains in the area all contained pictures of other greater demons. This seemed to be a sacred ground of cultivation for demonic beasts.
"Have you guys gained any insights?" Qin Wentian asked.
"These pictures are very profound, the more I try to comprehend it, the more deep and immeasurable it felt. In fact, just studying this picture is sufficient to cause a resonance with my bloodline, I somehow feel that this technique should be able to make the phoenix blood in us even purer." Nanfeng Yunxi's expression was solemn. Although she was a human cultivator, her ancestor was a true phoenix. This caused the descendants of the Southern Phoenix Clan to all have the blood of the phoenix flowing in them. This was especially so for the Holy Successor, her bloodline grew even more pure after entering the ancestral lands.
"Step away from her." At this moment, a tyrannical voice rang out. Qin Wentian turned his gaze over, he could see that on a mountain not far away, a demonic figure stood there. This greater demon had the '王' (royal/king) character on his forehead, and was an expert from the royal faction of the White Tiger Clan. He actually told Qin Wentian to distance himself from Nanfeng Yunxi!