Zhanxian - Chapter 293
According to the Immortal’s memory, the First Wood True Essence was left by him in his Immortal’s cave. His Immortal’s Cave was in a huge Ten-thousand Trees Forest in the plain of the beasts.
Along the way, Yang Chen used the flying shuttle and the sea jasper. He took care to avoid troubles and did not encounter any obstacles throughout the journey. It was rare to encounter a monster that could keep its eyes on the shuttle and most could only look at the direction of its disappearance.
The Ten-thousand Trees Forest was also a lively area. Yang Chen was not sure how the Immortal’s Cave that the predecessor had said about, had not been discovered.
One should know that this was the area where the monsters were rampant, a monster with a cultivation base of Jiedan realm or even the Yuanying realm of thousands of years or more could be found easily roaming about. It was not difficult to find a hidden Immortal’s cave in this territory for such a long time.
Although Yang Chen of the previous life knew what was produced in the plain of the beasts, he had also come to this plain, but it was impossible for him to go all the way here. On the side of the Ten-thousand Trees Forest, Yang Chen had previously not explored.
A year later, when Yang Chen faced this huge Ten-thousand Trees Forest, even with the memory of his Great Principle Golden Immortal, he could not help but be shocked by this spectacular scene.
The huge forests covered at least tens of thousands of miles. But this was not the most shocking part of this place for Yang Chen. What surprised him the most was that such a huge forest was composed of huge trees tens of feet high, branches going straight towards the sky, completely subverting Yang Chen. The madness of this forest left a deep impression in his mind.
Although there were some shrubs and grasses, all the trees were almost the same shape, so Yang Chen was very puzzled. Compared with ordinary forests, the trees in this Ten-thousand Trees Forest were a few times larger.
Seeing these huge trees, Yang Chen suddenly understood that the reason why there would be a First Wood True Essence here. The roots similarly ran everywhere from these huge trees.
The trees belonged to the First Wood, so many of them, more than hundreds of billions. In addition to the so-called Ten-thousand Trees Forest, there were far more than 10,000 species of wood in this forest. With so many species of wood, it was possible to condense the First Wood True Essence.
Of course, there must be a huge array in the Immortal’s Cave that the predecessors mentioned. It must be like that of the Greatest Heaven Sect’s formation which was arranged in the desolate valley. The formation could guide the First Wood True Essence to the Immortal’s Cave little by little.
It was only this method that was definitely under this Ten-thousand Trees Forest and covered by so many large trees. It was impossible for Yang Chen to perceive a clue.
Of course, how the First Wood True Essence was gathered? Yang Chen was not interested now. What he wanted to determine now was whether the Immortal’s Cave had been discovered by someone already.
There were many places in his memory with very clear positions, it was almost unnecessary for Yang Chen to spend a lot of time looking for it, when they were so few.
Yang Mountain Medicine Garden was one, as his past life had also been specially seen by him. The Dragon Palace treasure house counted as one also, and you could find some very characteristic reefs on the sea as well, because the island was not very big.
Others, whether it was the valley that the Howling Celestial Dog or the Immortal’s cave now, needed Yang Chen to look carefully within the area.
The Immortal’s Cave was in the middle of the Ten-thousand Trees Forest, probably southward, but the specific location was not explained. It was just that it was under a huge old banyan tree, there were some trick formations, and nothing else.
It was reasonable to say that the Banyan trees grew in a hot area, the plain of the beasts was originally in the north, and the weather was cold which was not suitable for the growth of a Banyan tree. However, Yang Chen also knew that some metamorphosis of the array was enough to change the local growth environment. It would not be surprising to find Banyan trees growing here.
In the huge forest of trees, if Yang Chen wanted to find a tree, how long would it take? No, Yang Chen could only use the old way as in the desolate valley, asking a few local indigenous people for any clues.
Now that Yang Chen’s cultivation base had further improved, his spiritual awareness was already in the early stage of the Dacheng realm. The spiritual awareness threads were hundreds of miles long and covered a circular area around him. If there were some formidable Monster Beasts around, he could detect them almost immediately.
It was not known if it was bad luck or if Yang Chen’s angle was wrong. This area did not have a single formidable Monster Beast. There were a few monsters who had just had their Spiritual Wisdom and were still in the qi refining realm, but these little monsters had limited domain. If he was to rely on them, he didn’t know how long it would take. It was much simpler to find a monster with a larger domain.
Looking for such a monster, made Yang Chen to slow down, and reveal his figure. After taking back the shuttle, his body flew at a height of several dozen feet, and his spiritual awareness was used to cover all the area beneath him, every region was explored.
The Ten-thousand Trees Forest was too big, Yang Chen started exploration while heading south, but the progress was slow. He searched for a day and a night but couldn’t find any suitable monsters.
This situation was very strange, this was the Ten-thousand Trees Forest, it was in the plain of the beasts, it was impossible not find any powerful monsters. But the fact was that Yang Chen had searched for so long, almost a few thousand miles, and could not find a monster above the Jiedan realm.
The more unusual, the more Yang Chen felt that there was a problem, maybe it was related to that Immortal’s Cave. This also made him even more vigilant, was there anything he had missed? Or was it that the large-scale Great Formation that was buried deep underground would interfere with the spiritual awareness exploration of a human consciousness?
Yang Chen couldn’t break into the ground now to see if there was a real formation. It was covered with the strong roots of the forest, wood destroys Earth, the five elements repelled one another, if his Earth Escape met such huge forest roots, it would become its natural nemesis. Moreover, he could not determine which type of formation was used and whether it would not be disturbed by his own investigation. Relatively speaking, it was more appropriate to find some monsters to ask for directions.
Suddenly, Yang Chen seemed to find out that he was being stared at. This feeling was like being stared by a beast, giving him a cold feeling at the back of his neck.
As soon as he noticed this, Yang Chen almost immediately paid attention and tried to find out what was targeting him. He was not afraid of the emergence of a powerful monster, but he was afraid that this monster who was targeting him could actually avoid the exploration of his own spiritual awareness. It was obviously an extraordinary fellow.
Between the monsters, disputes over territory, sometimes devolved into life and death situations. If there was hostility, Yang Chen was not afraid, if the other party was not a master of the Dacheng realm, Yang Chen had the confidence to parley.
Soon, Yang Chen discovered the source of this hostility. What Yang Chen never expected was that this hostility actually came from above!
Searching for the monsters in the Ten-thousand Trees Forest, Yang Chen directly covered the ground with his spiritual awareness but missed the sky. Now that he thought about it, there were some powerful monsters who could fly in the air.
His spiritual awareness threads eagerly popped up, and Yang Chen determined the position of the other party almost instantly. The reason why Yang Chen did not release all his spiritual awareness, was because he was also afraid that his own Dacheng realm spiritual awareness would cause the other party’s fear and they would run away.
It was a huge golden eagle, flying so high that his huge body looked very small and distant. However, the golden eagle was very fast. In the high sky, he flown in circles, his eyes also were staring vigorously at Yang Chen.
Accompanied by the spiritual awareness threads, Yang Chen also sent out the Beast Controlling Secret Art. As soon as it touched the other’s body, his thoughts was passed on.
“Fellow Daoist, I want to ask about a way, I will thank you if you can show me.”
Yang Chen sent his thoughts.
The other party did not seem to expect Yang Chen to pass on his thoughts from so far, so that the figure that was so far in the air, then began to slowly decline. The Golden Eagle did not have such a strong spiritual awareness as Yang Chen. After falling to a certain distance, Yang Chen felt the thoughts passed by Golden Eagle.
“Where do you want to go? What will be the rewards?”
This golden eagle of the peak Jiedan realm had the size of a hundred feet. Just in the eyes of Yang Chen, this guy was weak and pitiful. Even if Yang Chen did not use a magic weapon, it was estimated that his power could also be a matched with the other party.
“I am looking for a huge old banyan tree, in the south of the Ten-thousand Trees Forest.”
It was not easy for Yang Chen to meet a monster who could communicate, and the Golden Eagle was suitable for his request, “as for the reward, what does Fellow Daoist want?”
Although its cultivation base was not very strong, but the Golden Eagle flew in the air, its domain was more extensive than the monsters on the ground. The eyes of the Golden Eagle could also see very far, from top to bottom, very few things could be missed through his eyes.
The Golden eagle flew closer, the more it understood about Yang Chen’s problem, “are you an outsider?”
Yang Chen did not understand what the Golden Eagle meant but admitted that he was an outsider and did not have much to do with it. The generous answer was an affirmative.
The golden eagle flanked the wings, hovering over the sky above Yang Chen, and passed on an idea, “Little calf, what do you want to find the old banyan tree for?”
The question asked was really strange. Yang Chen couldn’t figure it out quickly enough. After a sigh of relief, he said with his spiritual awareness, “I need to go beneath the tree…”
“Do you know that place?”
The Golden Eagle’s thoughts were sent again, and the sudden interruption of Yang Chen’s hesitation was followed by another question, “how do you know that place?”
That place? Yang Chen was really stunned this time. He thought about it before he came. Maybe the Immortal’s Cave would have been discovered by some monsters. Now it seemed that his fear had become true.
The Golden Eagle knew the Immortal’s Cave and asked Yang Chen how he knew about it. It seemed that it was a well-known fact around here. It also seemed that monsters here knew how this cave was like and these monsters didn’t want outsiders to know this.
“It was a predecessor who told of it.”
Yang Chen still didn’t lie, just regarded it as a predecessor’s saying. He said that it was true, whether it was according to age or according to seniority, the immortal who was killed by himself was enough to be a predecessor.
“Is it the black crane old man? I told him not to tell the outsiders casually.”
The thoughts of the Golden Eagle reflected a complaint. As for the guy in the Golden Eagle mouth, Yang Chen simply didn’t know off.
“Since someone told you, then you come with me!”
Golden Eagle did not say anything more this time, flew directly in a certain direction, and left Yang Chen with a sentence, “I take you to pass, see some acquaintances. For the sake of it, only accept fifty jin of your low-grade spirit stones. If you disagree, then forget it!”
How could lowly fifty jin of low-grade spirit stones be placed in the eyes of Yang Chen. He directly threw a jin of middle grade spirit stones towards the Golden Eagle, more than twice his asking price.
This golden eagle seemed to have a love for money. Seeing that Yang Chen was so generous, he flew down and offered, “you come to me, I am carrying you to pass!”
Yang Chen was overjoyed. He couldn’t think that his generous hand could result in such a convenience. He jumped up on the wide back of the Golden Eagle and sat down. It only felt like a second with the sound of the surrounding wind screaming, and they had flown a hundred miles away.
Whether it was the control of the flying sword, flying in general or driving the shuttle, the monsters could recognize his Dao Sect disciple status. This Golden Eagle did not know because he had not seen him driving a shuttle. He had regarded Yang Chen as a calf, thinking that he was Monster Race Fellow Daoist.
“Fellow Daoist, how can you need spirit stones?”
Sitting on the back of the Golden Eagle, Yang Chen also curiously conveyed a thought and asked, this was a question he always could not understand, when did the monster beast also began to use spirit stones?
“How can you not want spirit stones? The spiritual power in the Immortal’s cave is overflowing. If you want to go in and practice, you must hand in the spirit stones on time.”
The Golden eagle quickly replied, “your one jin middle grade spirit stones are enough for me to practice inside for a month’s time.”
Listening to the answer of Golden Eagle, Yang Chen was shocked again, “why, is there still someone in charge of this Immortal’s Cave?”
If someone wanted to take charge and Yang Chen wanted to collect the First Wood True Essence. Wasn’t it an idiotic dream?
“The Immortal’s Cave, naturally needs someone to take charge, otherwise anyone can go in. Does it not need a lot of money to replenish an Immortal Cave’s spiritual aura?”
The Golden Eagle was very surprised how Yang Chen would ask such a question, but immediately realized it himself and gave an explanation, “the place where Fellow Daoist practiceshas a cultivation method buried, everyone else is vying for it. Who would be able to grab it? What kind of realm could it be cultivated to? If you must tackle Fellow Daoist, you must have a ferocious looking body or an advanced secret technique!”
“Also ask your Fellow Daoist to solve your doubts.”
A few words have already made Yang Chen completely stunned. In this Immortal’s Cave, there was actually a cultivation method Secret Art that could not be cultivated? Yes, the predecessor of the monster race, before ascending, may have left something.
“The Immortal’s Cave is now run by two Dacheng realm seniors. Daoists of the Monster Race and some acquaintances come, they can cultivate in the Immortal’s Cave.”
Golden Eagle quickly explained, “if you have enough spirit stones, you could stay inside. During the visit, one can even buy high-level secret techniques and all kinds of materials for medicinal pills. Most fellow Daoists in the Ten-thousand Trees Forest have practiced in this Immortal’s Cave.”
This explanation made Yang Chen finally understand that because of the existence of the Immortal’s Cave, the Monster Race in this area was completely different from other places. No wonder Yang Chen had not found a monster cultivator before. It turned out that they were concentrated in the Immortal’s Cave.
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