Grasping Evil - Chapter 232 (2)




“The sword qi belongs to one of the ancient swords that were collected by the old man of the Sword Island… Among his collection, there is an incomplete piece of a sword which was discovered in the Ancient Heavenly Court. It should belong to one of the Four Swords of Immortal Execution. If I am not wrong, it’s probably a fragment of the Immortal Entrapping Sword… If you are able to save Qiuling, the fragment will be yours. It will greatly benefit your Sword Consciousness and Sword Sense… As for repaying your favor, this old man will use the power of ‘Immortal Blood’ to help you perform divination once! I am also able to pry into any secrets even if it is the secret of Heaven!”

The pair of bottomless eyes on Dong Xu’s face suddenly flashed  red.

Ning Fan’s mind felt a sudden jolt. He finally understood why Dong Xu gave him an inexplicable sense of mystery.

Somewhere around his glabella was a drop of sealed True Immortal’s Blood!

It was because of the drop of True Immortal’s Blood that Dong Xu could see the luck of cultivators which none of them would notice. It was also because of the drop of True Immortal’s Blood that he was recognized as the best practitioner of the art of divination in the Rain World!

The spiritual power contained within the drop of blood was much more massive than the total magic power of an Early Spirit Severing Realm expert!

This blood had been refined and assimilated by Dong Xu for more than thousands of years making it impossible to be given to another person. If Dong Xu sacrifices the blood, he would gain the power to seek and predict the inscrutable secret of Heaven.

In other words, he would be able to find out Old Devil’s archenemy, Ning Fan’s origin, the True Immortal whom Ning Fan offended by accident and even the person who was manipulating Ning Fan’s luck in the dark!

Ning Fan and Dong Xu were communicating through telepathy all this while. As such, the other people in the room did not have the slightest clue of what they were discussing.

Yu Long did not dare to interrupt them; the female corpse’s eyes only had the reflection of Ning Fan; Xu Qiuling felt anxious as she was worried about what her master would speak about to Ning Fan.

After a long while, both of them finally stopped their telepathy. All of a sudden, Dong Xu’s facial expression turned serious.

“Are you willing to marry Ling Er2 and save her?!”

“If you are willing, I will help you obtain Giant Qing’s inheritance of Evil Luo!”

“If you are willing, I will sacrifice the True Immortal’s Blood and perform divination for you!”

“If you are willing, I can refine a treasure for you which can hinder experts at the Spirit Severing Realm and even those of the Void Fragmentation Realm from accessing any information about you!”

“If you are willing, I will also teach you all my abilities and even give you thousands of Immortal’s Abode Magical Treasures and seventeen Spirit Severing Realm spiritual puppets, granting you the power to rule the Internal Endless Sea!”

“If you are willing, I won’t hesitate to bring you to every island and cultivation countries within the Internal Endless Sea to search for sufficient resources in order to retain your luck and guarantee the success rate of your Devil Transformation!”

“If you are willing, I will even gift you one-third of the map of the Thunder Emperor’s Tomb! Although it is an incomplete map, but almost every Spirit Severing Realm expert of the Internal Endless Sea yearn for it because within the tomb lies the lifelong inheritance of Thunder Emperor Bu Zhou!”

“Now, tell me, are you willing to marry Ling Er and make her your wife and protect her from death?!”

At this moment, the small room was filled with Dong Xu’s immense aura which was beyond everyone’s grasp, including Ning Fan!

Xu Qiuling’s eyes were filled with disbelief. She never expected that the teacher whom she spent most of her time with was not an Early Nascent Soul Realm cultivator, but an expert who was multiple times stronger than her own father!

Yu Long felt that his Nascent Soul was on the verge of crumbling. Under that powerful aura, he was as insignificant as an ant! After hearing all the benefits that Dong Xu offered to Ning Fan, Yu Long’s eyes were filled with flames of desire. If he were the man who was chosen by Dong Xu, with the abilities, magical treasures, Spirit Severing Realm spiritual puppets and guaranteed resources for attaining the Spirit Severing Realm, he would also be able to become one of the rulers of the Internal Endless Sea and a matchless expert in the External Endless Sea!

As for the female corpse, her gaze never left Ning Fan all this while.

Ning Fan leisurely drank his tea with a smile on his face, apparently impervious to Dong Xu’s aura and his offers.

Outside the room, no one knew that Venerated Dong Xu, one of the Venerated Seven of the Internal Endless Sea, had tried to entice Ning Fan with such temptations.

However, for Ning Fan, those temptations were not really tempting.

After all, he had the memories of Ancient Chaos Emperor. Aside from that, his master, Old Devil, was one of the Deacons of the Four Oceans, a being whom the Sovereign of the Rain World would not even dare to offend.

With regards to the abilities of Dong Xu, they were not something that Ning Fan valued dearly.

“While Senior can help me in my Devil Transformation, I, too, can help Senior attain the Void Refinement Realm… As far as I can see, Senior is stuck in the Peak Spirit Severing Realm although it is only a hair's breadth away from achieving the Void Refinement Realm. Do you know what is hindering you from breaking through?”

“Er…That’s…Hey… I am the one who is offering you benefits now…”

“About Qiuling, I am more than willing to marry her, let alone save her. Not only that, I am even capable in helping you break through to the Void Refinement Realm.” 

“What?! Are you joking with me?! You can help this old man to attain the Void Refinement Realm?! How is that possible?! I have been stuck at my current cultivation level for more than a thousand years already…”

Dong Xu lost his composure as his plan had been disrupted.

Originally, he was the one who offered Ning Fan benefits. But now, it seemed that his role had been reversed with Ning Fan…

This kid whose hair is not even fully grown yet can help me break through to the Void Refinement Realm? Is he kidding me?

Has he even comprehended the power of the Void Realm?

Hmm. Maybe he knows how to refine Sixth Revolution Pills that can help me in my breakthrough?

Wait. How come this kid is trying to help me now? What is he up to exactly?

“The power of the Void Realm…Hmm…”

Ning Fan’s lips curved into a smile. He imprinted what Ancient Chaos Emperor learnt from mastering the utilization of the power of the Void Realm into a jade slip from his memories and passed it to Dong Xu.

Because of the limitation of his current cultivation level, he was not able to comprehend it. The reviews and comments about the power of the Void Realm were alien to him, just like the words of the demon race.

But when Dong Xu glanced through the content of the jade slip, his expression greatly changed.

He was different from Ning Fan. He was stuck in the Peak Spirit Severing Realm for so long and all this while, he had been trying to figure out the power of the Void Realm. However, none of his understanding was on the right track.

With just a glance on the jade slip, Dong Xu found a sense of direction. Unfortunately, the content was half-complete!

With this jade slip, Dong Xu was already able to find the correct direction for his breakthrough.

If he obtains the full content, he would be able to discover the bottleneck that was preventing his breakthrough.

Once he discovers it, he could then progress to the next cultivation level. The resources and pills needed to ensure a higher success rate are just a secondary consideration.

Right now, Dong Xu had yet to even find the threshold for his breakthrough. Why should he be worried about the means to overcome the threshold?

Dong Xu gulped.

At first, he was the person who held the higher ground in the negotiation with Ning Fan. But now, he was silenced merely by a jade slip from Ning Fan.

Little kid, whose experience is this…

Although Dong Xu had been researching the power of the Void Realm for more than a thousand years, he could at most have a general idea after seeing the content of the jade slip.

But the more his mind lingered on the content, the clearer his understanding of the power of the Void Realm.

When all his doubts about the power of the Void Realm are cleared, he would then be ready to achieve the Void Refinement Realm!

“Little friend… Tell me! What are your conditions for me to exchange for the complete jade slip?!”

Dong Xu completely forgot how imposing he was just now.

Now, Venerated Dong Xu, one of the Seven Venerated of the Internal Endless Sea, showed signs of giving way to Ning Fan for the first time.

He knew that the jade slip given by Ning Fan was imprinted from the latter’s memories.

He could opt to access the latter’s memories by performing the Soul Memory Searching Technique. However, doing so would only make the latter’s memories be fragmented into pieces. If he misses out something crucial, he would then feel regret for the rest of his life.

“Firstly, keep any information about me confidential. Secondly, I am interested in the magical treasure that could resist the sense of the Void Fragmentation Realm experts. Moreover, other than performing divination using your True Immortal’s Blood for me, I want you to help me three times… As for the thousands of Immortal’s Abode Magical Treasures and 17 Spirit Severing Realm spiritual puppets, I want them all. In other words, I want nothing less from what you have promised me earlier. Apart from that, I want you to swear the Great Oath of Heart’s Devil to grant me the benefits that you’ve promised. Only then will I give you the other half of the content!”

Ning Fan faintly smiled.

Now, he had just turned the table around.

Actually Ning Fan was impressed by Dong Xu’s profoundness in the art of divination as well as the latter’s deep understanding about luck. Furthermore, Dong Xu also had high mastery in refining Immortal’s Abode Magical Treasures and the secret arts of spiritual puppets. Ning Fan only had limited knowledge about all the techniques and knowledge mentioned above even though he inherited the memories of Ancient Chaos Emperor.

This man is a rare talent. There is no reason for me not to entice him when I have the means.

Perhaps, in the near future, I might need to rely on his divination to avoid a huge calamity!

“Er…”

Dong Xu grasped the jade slip in his hand, struggling within his mind.

After getting to the Peak Spirit Severing Realm, he would be bullshitting if he said that he did not want to progress into the Void Refinement Realm.

I was the one talking about conditions with him. But how come the tables have turned…

“Erm… About our earlier agreement, you said you are willing to marry Ling Er, right?” Dong Xu suppressed his desire. He would rather prioritize Xu Qiuling’s life rather than breaking through to the Void Refinement Realm.

He is really a good teacher that is hard to come by…

“I , Zhou Ming, welcome all women. I will never reject any of them. But I suppose that Mistress Qiuling may not be willing to marry me… Anyway, even if we aren’t husband and wife, I have already intended to save her. Besides, the sword qi of the fragment of the Immortal Entrapping Sword is rather essential to me. But I have to delay this matter! After the completion of my mission in the Secret Realm, I will certainly come to save her.”

“Very well! Then this old man will swear the Great Oath of Heart’s Devil. Since you promised to save Ling Er and also…will give me the remaining half of the jade slip, I, Dong Xu, hereby give you my word to fulfill all the conditions of our agreement!”

Yu Long was stunned.

Dong Xu? This old man who acts like a lunatic is Dong Xu, one of the Venerated Seven of the Internal Endless Sea?!

He felt his sense of worth plunging deeper as he was not on the level of being able to understand the conversation between his own master and Venerated Dong Xu.

The only idea he got was that the venerated being in the Internal Endless Sea yielded to his master, Ning Fan.

This is way too crazy…

 

Note :

  1. Measurements :
    a. li(里) = 500 m
    b. zhang(丈) = 3.13 m
    c. chi(尺) = 30.7 cm

  2. Ling Er(灵) is also Xu Qiuling(许秋灵). Er is a suffix for noun which is used to address someone in a more affectionate manner.

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