Li Yundong held Zhou Qin's soft hand and pulled Zhenqi up, wrapping both Zhou Qin and himself. The two of them floated up into the air.
Zhou Qin immediately widened her eyes. Before she could react, she found herself being taken off the balcony by Li Yundong. In less than a few seconds, she flew out of the Hongsheng New District.
When Su Chan had taught him how to fly for the first time, he had been told to close his eyes, because Su Chan hadn't had enough Zhenqi. Her cultivation was so limited that she couldn't take Li Yundong flying when he couldn't control his aura.
Li Yundong thought that his Zhenqi was so strong that he was surely able to control a large copper cauldron weighing a thousand pounds with ease, let alone Zhou Qin, a graceful woman who weighed less than a hundred pounds.
Therefore, Li Yundong did not ask Zhou Qin to close her eyes. Instead, he carefully observed Zhou Qin's reaction and expression after they had flown into the air.
In the air, Zhou Qin felt a strange force enveloping her whole body and holding her up. At first, her nerves got the better of her and she couldn't help trembling slightly, but after a while, she calmed down and was able to look at the view beneath her feet, curiosity and excitement filling her beautiful eyes.
She was indeed suitable for cultivation. Now aware that she had a big heart and a strong will, Li Yundong nodded and said, "Do you see that? This is the world of cultivators."
Zhou Qin was an intelligent woman. She quickly thought of something and said, "Do you mean that the cultivation world is superior to all beings, but it can't detach itself from them?"
Li Yundong looked at her admiringly and said, "All the women in the world should be jealous of you. You have been blessed with both beauty and brains. Seems like God loves you too much."
Zhou Qin smiled slightly in response but thought to herself, "I think that Su Chan is the woman who should be envied most in the world."
Li Yundong didn't know what Zhou Qin was thinking. He said, "You're right. That is the world of cultivators. People living in this world are often busy with intrigue, vying for power, or handling their daily trifles. They never look up at the sky above their heads. It's the same for us cultivators. We are not only living in this world, being influenced and restricted by it, but also trying to detach ourselves from the world all the time."
Speaking of this, he said with some emotion, "Half a year ago, I was the same as you. I never thought that there would be cultivators in the world around me. It seemed like that sort of person could only exist in movies and novels, but they're actually real! I remember that Zi Yuan once told me that Tao is hidden and nameless. The real Tao is right under our noses, but we don't pay attention to it at ordinary times. That's what the cultivation world is like too."
Li Yundong stared at Zhou Qin with bright eyes and asked seriously, "Zhou Qin, have you made up your mind today? Do you really want to cultivate?"
As a member of an official family, Zhou Qin had been born with an innate desire for power and money. However, she was rebellious and felt very disgusted by the restrictions of officialdom. Therefore, when she found Li Yundong's strange behavior and power by accident, she became very curious about him.
Zhou Qin hated worldly bondage, but she worshipped the strong. Therefore, she had approached Li Yundong step by step and almost destroyed her family. Finally, she had made her way into the cultivation world.
In the face of Li Yundong's question, Zhou Qin took a deep breath. In the past, she had just wanted to stay with Li Yundong. Zhou Qin would have been very satisfied if she could look at him or just say a few more words to him. But now, for the first time, she felt a burning curiosity towards cultivation. She was eager to dive deeper into that world.
This desire came from her innate feelings of reverence and yearning that she felt towards power, and also from her admiration for Li Yundong deep in her heart. She wanted to follow him.
Zhou Qin solemnly said, "I want to cultivate!"
Li Yundong nodded. "Although I haven't cultivated for a long time, I will teach you everything I have learned. I hope that there will be a famous female cultivator in the cultivation world in the future!"
After that, he smiled and led Zhou Qin as they continued flying in the direction of Dongwu City.
Although Li Yundong's Zhenqi was boundless and able to fly with heavy objects, he flew slower than the girls did, so he stayed far behind them. It wasn't until dawn that he and Zhou Qin arrived back at the Fox Zen School.
Before he could even set his feet on the ground, Su Chan, Zi Yuan, and Ruan Hongling, who had been waiting for them for a long time, came up to him.
Ruan Hongling quipped, "I can't believe such a powerful cultivator like you can't even fly with your Yin Spirit. You can only fly with your physical body. Don't you know that it is the slowest out of the three?"
Li Yundong asked curiously, "Oh? Which three?"
Ruan Hongling rolled her eyes and muttered, "Are you kidding me? How could a greenhorn like you, who doesn't even know three flying methods, settle a score in secret so well? That's not fair."
Zi Yuan said with a smile, "The three methods of flying are physical flying, Yin Spirit or Yang Spirit flying, and weapon-controlling flying. You can already fly with your body. When you are at the Huaying phase, you can learn the second one. The third one requires special magic tools, such as Bahuang or Liuhe, which can be controlled by Yin Spirit or Yang Spirit. They can carry you as they fly. Among the three methods, the first one consumes the most Zhenqi. It is the slowest one but it can carry the highest load. The second method also costs Zhenqi, but it is the fastest. The third way is only a little slower than the second, but it doesn't consume too much Zhenqi."
Li Yundong nodded, then smiled at Zi Yuan and said, "Thank you for teaching me, Zhenren Zi Yuan. Come with me now. I'll tell you why the Fox Zen School can't leave Tianlong Mountain."
He then led them around to the secret entrance at the back mountain of the Fox Zen School, where he pushed aside the surrounding bushes and walked in.
Upon seeing that the Fox Zen School had a secret gate, Zi Yuan was not surprised. They entered the gate, passed through the causeway, entered a stone room, and lit a candle that was sitting in a sconce on the wall. Taking a glance around, they were suddenly shocked by what they saw.
Ruan Hongling widened her eyes as she cried out involuntarily, "Heavenly Jindan Technique!! That's a lost cultivation spell! No wonder you were so badass the last time you practiced with us! Sister Zi Yuan even said that you might have cultivated the Heavenly Jindan Technique! So it's actually true!"
A moment later, Zi Yuan said with a shocked expression, "It's amazing. Mystical Silver Fox is a great person!"
It was only then that Ruan Hongling realized what was going on. Her gaze landed on the bottom of the scroll and she sucked in a breath of cold air. "I was wondering what kind of great cultivator could carve words on such hard granite with their bare hands. So it was the Mystical Silver Fox! My god, if the cultivators of the other sects were to find out about this, it would probably trigger a bloodbath!"
Zi Yuan calmed down a little. She walked over to the wall and touched it with her hand before shaking her head and saying, "She was able to carve so many words on such a hard stone surface. How wonderful! Moreover, from the shapes of these characters, it seems that they were all carved in one go. Mystical Silver Fox must have a terrifying cultivation level. We can't compare to her at all. No wonder she was the best at that time. No one could defeat her."
Su Chan said proudly, "Of course. Mystical Silver Fox is the most powerful master there's ever been in the history of our Fox Zen School!"
Ruan Hongling retorted, "She's also the most infamous."
Su Chan stamped her foot in anger. "You!"
Seeing that the two of them were about to quarrel, Li Yundong immediately interrupted them and said, "Okay, okay, let's not be ungrateful. You went into the treasure mountain but came back empty-handed. You should be thinking about how to learn such an important cultivation magic spell, but you just spend all your time quarreling instead. I'm speechless!"
Su Chan and Ruan Hongling looked at each other and turned their heads away.
Li Yundong smiled and said to Zi Yuan, "How is it? The Heavenly Jindan Technique. How much is it worth? 50 million?"
Zi Yuan sighed and said, "It is a priceless secret skill, but it's a pity that we can't sell it. Otherwise, you'd become rich overnight."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Yes, I also know this, so I only told you. This technique is just a gift for you. What do you think?"
Before Zi Yuan had a chance to say anything, Ruan Hongling opened her mouth and said, "It is not yours. You're so shameless! You have no sincerity at all!"
Li Yundong didn't take her seriously and laughed.
Zi Yuan laughed and said. "Your gift is truly too great. I am unable to accept it."
Ruan Hongling said, "No, no, Sister Zi Yuan, for him..."
Before she could finish her sentence, Zi Yuan suddenly bellowed, "Hongling!"
Ruan Hongling was so scared that she visibly shrank back before she could even finish her words.
Li Yundong was stunned and asked, "What? Is there something I don't know?"
Zi Yuan replied calmly, "Nothing. We are so lucky to be able to see the Heavenly Jindan Technique today. Zhenren Li, would you like to try to travel with your spirit?"
Li Yundong asked, "How would I go about doing that?"
"By letting your Yin or Yang Spirit be separated and then travelling," Zi Yuan replied.
Noticing something, Li Yundong was slightly surprised. He knew that Zi Yuan was trying to teach him something. He thought for a moment, then said with a smile, "Well, the last time I practiced the Heavenly Jindan Technique, I felt that my Neidan seemed to have turned into a small person and jumped out of my body, but this feeling didn't last long."
Su Chan widened her eyes and said in surprise, "Yundong, you've entered the Huaying phase!"
Zi Yuan also nodded and said, "Considering Li Yundong's cultivation, it would be reasonable for him to break through to the Sixth Phase. The one who jumped out of your body before was your Yin Spirit. It is in the early stage of the Huaying phase. When your Yin Spirit reaches the Yuanying phase, it will turn into the Yang Spirit. At that point, even if your body is destroyed, you will still be able to escape from death."
Li Yundong was very filled with desire when he heard that. He was eager to have a try and said, "Why don't I try it again and see if I can have the Yin Spirit?"
Zi Yuan nodded with a smile. "Very well. That's exactly what I was thinking about as well."
She then turned to Ruan Hongling and said, "The Heavenly Jindan Technique is a Daoist supreme treasure. It is very rare in this world. You can cultivate here and help me protect Li Yundong's body."
Li Yundong also told Su Chan to teach Zhou Qin some basic cultivation methods before he sat cross-legged in the stone cave.
Thanks to the powerful Yin-based Zhenqi of Zi Yuan, Li Yundong's Yang-based Neidan quickly turned into a baby and flew out of his body.
At this time, Ruan Hongling, Su Chan, and Zhou Qin had yet to enter a meditative state for cultivation. They were all busy watching Li Yundong's Yin Spirit and Zi Yuan's Yang Spirit.
Zi Yuan had already reached the highest stage of the Yuanying phase, which allowed her Yang Spirit to leave her body. Li Yundong had just started cultivating in the Sixth Phase, and only his Yin Spirit could leave his body. Moreover, his Yin Spirit was relatively small, resembling a ten-year-old child. From its appearance, it could be vaguely recognized that it was Li Yundong.
When Zhou Qin saw this scene, she couldn't help but widen her eyes and was afraid to breathe. She was wondering when she could be as awesome as they were.
When Su Chan and Ruan Hongling saw Li Yundong's Yin Spirit flying out with Zi Yuan's Yang Spirit, they couldn't restrain a flicker of envy from passing over their faces.
Ruan Hongling thought, "When I first met Li Yundong, he was a cultivator who had only just started on his cultivation journey. He had nothing but a strong aura. But now, after less than half a year of cultivation, he has already reached the Yuanying phase. His battle techniques are even more powerful. Even Sister Zi Yuan, who has cultivated to the highest realm of the Yuanying phase, is no match for him. His cultivation has progressed so quickly. If I don't work harder, I'm afraid I won't be able to catch up to him for the rest of my life."
Su Chan even thought, "Yundong was far from being my match when he'd just started cultivating, but now even if there were ten of me together, we'd still be no match for him. I have to work hard and mustn't let myself get weak. Otherwise, I'll never be able to work with him in the future!"