Zhanxian - Chapter 298
Even after leaving the book building, Yang Chen had still been pondering over what the old man said. The old man’s words were very reasonable, but Yang Chen was not sure if he said those words for him or for himself.
In any case, now he had succeeded in obtaining a cultivation method for the old tree demon, She Kui and Xie Sha and the future monstrous talent Mu Bai. He had also plundered several high-grade materials. Now, seeking for the First Wood True Essence would be the key point.
As for the more advanced materials in the store, Yang Chen needed to go through the goods for a while, otherwise he would spend a lot of spirit stones, which would definitely attract the attention of many people. If he wanted to find the First Wood True Essence, that was not good for himself.
The bear and the wolf monsters got the foundation laying cultivation methods they had dreamed of, but they faced a difficult decision. They were hesitating whether to abolish their current cultivation and restart again.
At this point, Yang Chen did not give any advice. He only needed the two to make this decision on their own. He knew, how they would give him any related news promptly. But he didn’t want to control them over how they cultivated.
The two didn’t have the kind of enthusiasm of Sun Qingxue, and they were unable to completely ruin their cultivation base.
After hesitating for a long time, they decided to reconstruct their foundation based on their current cultivation base.
This approach was obviously more time consuming than discarding their cultivation base. However, keeping one’s cultivation base could still be beneficial, even when it would take longer to replace consequently.
The room rented by Yang Chen had been thoroughly inspected. In this lowest-level room, although the spiritual power was more than the outside world, there was absolutely no such thing as the First Wood True Essence. The same was true for a room that was more advanced. A jin of high-grade spirit stones could rent a room for a month. Yang Chen did not think that being that much precious.
Well, that was to say, in this standard practice room, it was unlikely that there would be the First Wood True Essence. Yang Chen was still not sure whether there was any First Wood True Essence in the city, but if there was a glimmer of hope, Yang Chen would not give up.
This was the Ten-thousand Trees Forest, the most likely place to have the First Wood True Essence. Other places don’t seem to have such a strong First Wood aura, perhaps there may be, but never more than here.
Of course, Yang Chen can’t come up and ask the two monsters what was wrong with the city. He must always broach such a subject carefully. Therefore, he took out the spiritual awareness cultivation method of the monster race and pretended to practice his own cultivation.
Relatively speaking, the Monster Race cultivation method was biased towards the monster race. Yang Chen only looked at it for a while and found the problem. It was not that this practice had its drawbacks, but rather that Yang Chen had a more effective cultivation law than this.
The Secret Technique and Beast Controlling Secret Art that the Cyan Ox left behind, both could work at the same time. Enhancing the spiritual awareness more efficiently than this method. This was what Yang Chen did not expect.
Originally, he thought that what the Cyan Ox left, would let him practice the Beast Controlling Secret Art, but he did not expect that it was for the growth of spiritual awareness. This cultivation method was different from the Three Purities Secret Art, it was just a supplement.
The so-called growth of spiritual awareness for Yang Chen, was the growth of the monster soul. That were the pair of huge Ox Horns in his sea of consciousness. The reason why Yang Chen was thought to be the same by the monsters of the monster race was because of this.
After learning about this, Yang Chen understood something that had been ignored before. The reason why he was easily seen through by the old tree demon and Lan Yan was not the origin of the monster race, but because of his own monster soul was not strong enough, in front of their powerful monster soul, he simply could not hide.
In this city, there are monster race everywhere, and Yang Chen must be careful. He couldn’t be seen by others, otherwise there would be big troubles.
Yang Chen hadn’t seen the depth of the old man at the bookstore yet, because he dared not use his own spiritual awareness to explore the other side. The sentence left by the other party when he left was still very vivid in his mind. He didn’t even know if he had been seen through, but now he had to take steps to mitigate this weakness.
Absorbing the First Wood True Essence was not a small-time matter. Even if it was found, it would take at least a few years before it could be cultivated as a First Wood True Secret Art. Once he got seen through, all would be lost.
Yang Chen had to temporarily keep his calm to continue to practice this Secret Technique and the Beast Controlling Secret Art. Fortunately, practicing these Secret Arts did not require strong spiritual power, but a strengthened monster soul, so Yang Chen did not care about the level of room to practice in. This room he had been renting for at least a year, just to strengthen his monster soul.
Since Yang Chen practiced the superior Beast Controlling Secret Art, he did not practice these secret techniques again. After only cultivating for two months, he could feel the powerful effects.
In the sea of consciousness, part of the spiritual awareness began to transform into a monster soul and strengthened into one of the huge ox horns. The horns of the ox began to become denser, and many patterns appeared on them like real ox horns.
Although Yang Chen did not use the Beast Controlling Secret Art against other monster cultivators, he had already felt that he could easily establish contact with the monster race and communicate better than before. It was also clearer, the content more detailed.
With this understanding, Yang Chen began to work hard to cultivate the Beast Controlling Secret Art. In a year’s time, his monster soul had undergone earth-shaking changes.
The huge ox horns were still the same size, but he could feel the extreme hardness of the ox horns. Compared with when Yang Chen came here, the monster soul was absolutely more than a few times more powerful.
As a bridge connecting the two sides of the blood river, the growth of the ox horns played a stronger role. At least now, Yang Chen’s sea of consciousness had once again improved the its level of firmness. Even if there was a master like Luo Yuan to launch a spiritual awareness attack, Yang Chen would not have any problems.
The spiritual awareness which was at the peak of Dacheng realm slowly weakened to the middle of the early Dacheng stage. In exchange for not only the stability of the whole sea of consciousness, but also to make his spiritual awareness even more powerful. Cultivating the Monster Soul to rise so suddenly, was really a matter of killing two birds with one stone.
After practicing for a whole year, Yang Chen also had a year of retreat here. Coming out of the room, he noticed the aura of the bear and the wolf monsters.
After the two got the cultivation methods that Yang Chen purchased, they followed him to his residence. Speaking of it, both used to be in the market with the leopard, but they did not get much benefit. Their practice place was also the lowest floor room rented by the leopard monster.
However, the leopard was stingy, and each time he rented it for a month, the two did not have a permanent shelter. Following Yang Chen, they finally had one.
Yang Chen practiced inside, and they practiced outside. The two guys didn’t think about any guilty feelings, but they noticed that Yang Chen was getting stronger and stronger with a formidable Monster soul.
In addition to being honestly staying outside, waiting for him to come out and instruct them, the two didn’t even dare to go to the market. Without the support of the leopard in the Yuanying realm, the two’s Jiedan realm could only be abolished by several formidable Foundation realm monsters.
As Yang Chen of the Jiedan realm could abolish leopard’s cultivation, the realm level had been termed inconsequential. The real combat strength was fundamental. Didn’t they know that there were a few strong foundation realm monsters in the market that could directly overturn them?
“Good, you are obedient.”
Looking at the two, respectfully waiting to be commanded, Yang Chen also nodded slightly, “follow me, I will not treat you badly.”
As he said that, he held two large pieces of top-grade spirit stones in his hands, each of which had five or six jin of weight. He then threw one to each person. The two caught the spirit stones. The monster’s eyes stared widely and could hardly believe that just staying with him while he practiced could hold such advantages.
“I don’t have to go to the city to mix in the future, don’t look forward to it.”
Yang Chen looked at their shocked eyes and laughed in his heart. He then commanded, “now, help me check something.”
“What is it? You can ask me!”
The wolf monster had more insight than the bear monster. He hurriedly squatted and asked with a smile.
“You are familiar of the city, help me find out about some of the odd places here.”
Yang Chen asked the two clearly without hesitation. He then continued, “any place with a special aura in this ordinary city, the more you find, the more benefits you can get.”
Listening to Yang Chen’s simple instructions about looking for places with special auras in the city, made both of them overjoyed. They decided to go all out. The two didn’t necessarily have the courage and strength, but just looking for a place in the city they were familiar with, was simply gifting them benefits.
Yang Chen only gave them five jin of top-grade spirit stone because they had shown honesty. It was even more than they could have gotten through extortion for a year. If they could really source information about places Yang Chen was looking for, wouldn’t that be more rewarding?
“Don’t say anything more, we will look for a place in the city, there is no one more familiar than the two of us.” The bear looked honest. He almost wanted to pat his chest to ensure that he could find it.
“We know a few now. Do you want to see them?”
The wolf was not far behind, and immediately got to the front to ask.
“Lead the way!”
Yang Chen also simply let the two to lead him.
After practicing the Beast Controlling Secret Art for a whole year, Yang Chen could now ensure that even if he was in front of a monster in the middle of the Dacheng realm, it could not see through his real identity. Even in the city, in the special place, he was no longer afraid.
With two big monsters, Yang Chen came to the first place in their minds that had a special aura.
This was an all-metal construction, not particularly tall, but it had a very pure Metal Attribute aura. In this city of the Ten-thousand Trees Forest, it was indeed very special.
The Metal Attribute aura was not what Yang Chen was looking for. However, it was indeed in line with Yang Chen’s request. After pretending to investigate here, it was soon discovered that this was an artificially arranged array. Its role was to gather the Metal Attribute spirit power to allow some Metal Attribute monster cultivators to practice nearby.
The Monsters also had their own five elements. In this city, there was no such thing as the spiritual power of an attribute. However, it was in line with the requirements of comprehensive care.
Yang Chen recognized the lead of the two guys, which made the bear and the wolf very happy.
“Is what you are looking for here?”
The wolf asked again while the bear waited on the side-lines.
“Not here, let’s go to another place.”
Yang Chen waved his hand to let the two continue.
Next, Yang Chen followed the two to other places. They found few more places rich with five elements aura; water, fire and earth attributes were all prepared for the monster cultivators of these attributes.
These places were odd, but these were not what Yang Chen wanted to find. He was looking for the place where the First Wood True Essence gathered. These place with these attributes would absolutely not have it.
However, Yang Chen did not skip these areas due to that fact. Every place was personally inspected by him. He wanted to know the extent to which the enchantment level of the Monster Race in this city has come to, which helped him to make more intuitive judgments about the power of the Monster Race.
There was nothing special about the wood attribute spirit power area. As the whole city was in the old banyan tree of the Ten-thousand Trees Forest, a strong wood attributed spiritual power.
These places were not the places that Yang Chen was looking for, so the wolf and bear were very disappointed. They also pondered about other places in the meantime. In just a few days, they took Yang Chen to a few more places to earn more spiritual stones, but there was no place that satisfied Yang Chen. Their worries continued to increase.
“Are there no other odd and strange place in the rest of the city?”
Yang Chen asked again after investigating the land of the earth attribute.
The wolf shook his head. The strange aura of the city was also in these places. Other places seemed to be very normal.
“There is still a place.”
The bear was awkward and did not think about it. He said directly, “It is a bit dangerous.”
“There is nowhere!”
The wolf didn’t wait for Yang Chen to ask where it was and shouted directly, “nowhere!”
“Where? Why not?”
Yang Chen got interested and asked curiously.
“That is a forbidden place in the city. Someone used to go there. There were no bones left of him, so it had been closed.”
The wolf hurriedly replied, “there is no strange aura there, just a strange water pool.
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