“That’s not true, but I feel that the natural spirit seems to be more intense as we go west, so I’m a little surprised.” Liu Ming was surprised by Ouyang Qian’s sensitivity, but he said calmly.
Ouyang Qian glanced at Liu Ming, but she did not pursue any further questions.
Everyone’s escaping speed gradually accelerated. Not long after, they had traveled for hundreds of miles.
At this point, everyone could clearly sense the abnormal spirit fluctuations ahead. There seemed to be a huge spirit vortex slowly rotating in the sky.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin’s Divine Thought is so powerful, I admit defeat!” Qiu Longzi glanced at Jin Tianci with admiration and praised him sincerely.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Qiu has overpraised.” Jin Tianci smiled and didn’t seem to care.
Such an astonishing vision made the disciples of the Taiqing Sect excited.
Liu Ming retrieved his glance from the distant sky, and there was a hint of deep surprise in his eyes.
His Divine Thought was extremely powerful, so he could clearly sense the increasing intensity of the surrounding natural spirit. There was a tendency to gather toward the vortex in the distance.
“Could it be that there is really some rare treasure that is going to emerge?” He glanced at Jin Tianci’s back, revealing a thoughtful look.
After half an hour, Liu Ming and the others finally arrived at the place that Jin Tianci had previously referred to. It was a valley surrounded by mountains on 3 sides.
The valley was not big. There seemed to be an ancient array in a pile of rocks. The radius was about several dozen feet.
The strange thing was that there was no pattern in the entire array. Countless green spirit stones the size of fists were embedded in the array, forming clear patterns.
At this point, it was obvious that the surrounding natural spirit had formed a funnel that poured into the array. The valley was filled with white mist, which was the natural spirit.
“This should be a spirit gathering array.”
Qiu Longzi was the first to land in the valley. His sharp eyes carefully identified the primitive array for a while, and he muttered.
The Taiqing Sect disciples couldn’t wait to land one after another, showing exciting expressions.
“What a thick spirit!”
The concentration of natural spirit in the valley was astonishingly large, almost 10 times that of other places in the upper realm ruins. Breathing through nose and mouth, they could clearly feel the pure vitality flowing into their body. It was so comforting that even their bones felt a little numb.
Qiu Longzi also showed joy. There was a small spiritual world in the Taiqing Sect. It was a secret realm developed by the sect with countless resources. The natural spirit in it was extremely dense, which was for esoteric disciples to cultivate when they were breaking through the bottleneck.
But compared to here, the aura concentration of the small spirit world seemed to be a lot weaker.
“Eh, this is a gathering spirit stone! No wonder this spirit gathering array can gather so much spirit!” Jin Tianci hovered in the air for a while, then he landed. Looking at the green spirit stones, he whispered softly in surprise.
“Spirit gathering stone! Brother Jin, are these green spirit stones really spirit gathering stones?” Qiu Longzi said in disbelief when he heard Jin Tianci’s words. His eyes widened in disbelief.
The surrounding Taiqing Sect disciples were lost hearing their conversation. Only a few well-informed disciples looked excited.
“Sister, what is a spirit gathering stone?” Quyang Qin quietly asked Ouyang Qian.
The joy in Ouyang Qian’s eyes faded a little. Just as she was about to explain, she heard Jin Tianci’s voice.
“Spirit gathering stone is a very special kind of spirit stone. It is produced in the depths of some spiritual veins that are very prosperous in spirit. It is rumored that it takes thousands of years to breed a piece the size of a fingernail. This spirit stone can continuously absorb the surrounding natural spirit and store it to use later. After the spirit inside is exhausted, it will start to absorb spirit again. It can be used repeatedly unlike ordinary spirit stone which will break after the spirit is used up. For cultivators, spirit gathering stone is rare and precious spiritual resource.”
As soon as Jin Tianci finished speaking, excitement appeared on everyone’s faces.
Those who were able to be selected into the upper realm ruins by their respective masters and elders weren’t fools. After hearing Jin Tianci’s words, they knew the value of the spirit stone.
“There is actually such a spirit stone!” A look of shock appeared on Quyang Qin’s face.
At this moment, a figure descended from the sky and landed in front of the Ouyang Sisters. It was Liu Ming. There was not much excitement in his eyes as he said faintly,
“In ancient times, spirit gathering stones and the superb spirit stones were called the great spirit stones, both of which have indescribable magical effects. In addition to being able to automatically absorb natural aura, spirit gathering stones will also have beneficial effects in setting up array. Not only it can maintain the array for a long time, but it can also be used to gather spirit like this array. This is good for breaking through the bottleneck.”
When the others heard this, they were naturally overjoyed.
“Brother Liu is really knowledgeable. Speaking of which, you just stayed in the air for a long time. Did you find anything unusual?” Ouyang Qian also asked with a smile.
Liu Ming shook his head and said nothing more.
“It seems that the spirit gathering array here should be an array passed down from ancient time. It is slightly different from the spirit gathering array commonly used in the Middle Sky Continent.” Jin Tianci said again.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin, don’t worry about other things. The spirit here is so strong, why don’t we stay here for a while to see if we can use this gathering array to break through our bottleneck!” An inner disciple of the Crystallization Period later stage swallowed his saliva and looked at Jin Tianci expectantly.
His words were immediately echoed by many people. The spirit here had formed a mist. Such an excellent cultivation environment, if one could cultivate here for a period of time, it was very likely that his cultivation would be improved in a short period of time.
Compared with improving their cultivation, it was not so urgent to search for some spiritual materials.
Thinking of this, Luo Tiancheng, Long Yanfei, Wen Zeng and others were also greatly moved.
“We’re not familiar with this place, and the map given by sect didn’t mark it here, so if we rashly stop here…” Jin Tianci said in a deep sigh.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin’s concerns are reasonable. There is indeed something strange here. Generally speaking, places with strong spirit will be occupied by beastkins, but this place is too quiet. There is no sign of any life activity. This is too abnormal.” Liu Ming walked over and said slowly.
“This…” Everyone’s expressions changed when they heard the words.
As Liu Ming, apart from the 2 Real Pellet States leaders, was recognized as the most powerful person among the crowd, the weight of his words was naturally different.
“Even if there are one or two powerful beastkins here, there are so many of us, do we still have to be afraid? This is probably just a wishful thought of Brother Liu. Maybe there is no danger here, Brother Liu is overthinking.” Luo Tiancheng stepped forward, glanced at Liu Ming and retorted.
Luo Tiancheng really wanted to cultivate here for a period of time. His cultivation had reached the peak of the Crystallization Period intermediate stage. He was only one step away from advancing to the Crystallization Period later stage.
With the special physique of the dutian spiritual body, it was not very difficult to advance to the Crystallization Period later stage. With the help of the gathering spirit array and the extremely rich spirit here, he had a good chance of breaking through.
After listening to Luo Tiancheng’s words, those who wanted to stay immediately nodded and said yes.
The crowd immediately divided into 2 factions. 1 faction believed that this was a rare breakthrough opportunity and it was worth taking some risks. The other faction naturally agreed with Liu Ming and Jin Tianci’s point of view, believing that safety should be the priority.
Luo Tiancheng saw that he was supported by many people, and he felt a little proud in his heart. He looked at Liu Ming provocatively without speaking.
Seeing this, Liu Ming squinted his eyes with a ray of light flashing.
When the disciple of Taiqing Sect next to him met his gaze, his heart throbbed, and he was forced back by 1 step.
Since Liu Ming stepped into the Cultivation Realm, he had been killing his way through. Besides, he cultivated ghost technique, so the malicious aura around him was very intense. Especially after killing some Real Pellet State evil cultivators and beastkins, it became even more shocking. With just a thought, he could release a cold murderous intent.
As soon as Luo Tiancheng came into contact, he was utterly shocked.
However, he had a rare spiritual body, so he stabilized his mind after channeling spiritual power. He immediately met Liu Ming’s eyes without showing weakness, and a substantial aura formed between them.
“Okay, okay, since everyone can’t reach a decision, let me decide for you. Everyone takes a step back. We will stay here for 3 days. Just treat it as a temporary rest. 3 days later, we will remove the spirit gathering stones from the array and leave this place. What does Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin think about it?”
Qiu Longzi, who had been thinking about it, suddenly had a thought. He appeared between Liu Ming and Luo Tiancheng and laughed, dispelling the tense aura.
“Just do as Junior Fellow Apprentice Qiu said. During your cultivation period, Junior Fellow Apprentice Qiu and I will be taking shifts every 6 hours.” Jin Tianci was silent for a while, and he finally nodded slightly.
Now that the leaders had spoken, although Liu Ming frowned and some people were reluctant, they finally reached an agreement.
In the following time, everyone entered the array one after another. They each found an open space and sat down cross-legged. They seized the time to cultivate. Ouyang Sisters naturally sat in the array.
Liu Ming stood outside the spirit gathering array with his hands behind his back while looking around, seeming to be looking for something.
TL: What will it be? Is this array a trap to lure cultivators?
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