Chapter 80: Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Qi Ming looked around the ship’s deck and did not see his master, Feng Zimu. There was only Peak Master Miao Hongjian alone. The person controlling the ship was also the Peak Master.
Qi Ming’s eyes drooped slightly. He did not say anything or ask anything. He only looked at the surrounding scenery as the ship quickly advanced and retreated.
Miao Hongjian’s tone was very friendly. He smiled and said, “This should be your first time going to the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain. In the outside world, all the cultivators of the Southern Region know the name of the twelve peaks, but not many actually know about it.”
“Do you know why?”
“This disciple does not know.” Qi Ming said.
“That’s because they don’t have the right to know.”
Miao Hongjian had a proud expression as he said in a low voice, “In the Heaven Enlightenment Sect, the twelve peaks are famous, but they are actually only the branch outer sect of the Heaven Enlightenment Sect.”
“The Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain is the main sect.”
“In the outside world, ordinary cultivators are utterly not qualified to know the existence of the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain, and those cultivators who are qualified to know it don’t dare to casually criticize it.”
“You can say that as long as you enter the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain, it means that you have one foot in the immortal sect. You can become an immortal in the future.”
“I understand.” Qi Ming nodded solemnly.
Miao Hongjian nodded in satisfaction. “Therefore, you must do your best to enter the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain. You can’t slack off.”
“Also, see the Sect Master next. Answer whatever he asks you. You can’t lie in front of him.”
“Yes.” Qi Ming nodded again.
The two of them were silent.
Miao Hongjian also seemed to sense the pressure, so he laughed a few times to ease the atmosphere. However, he discovered that Qi Ming did not say a word, which made Miao Hongjian feel a little awkward.
Miao Hongjian coughed.
The ship was moving quickly, crossing many mountain ranges before continuously rising into the sky. In Qi Ming’s vision, the mountain peaks and mountain ranges below were gradually shrinking.
Not long after, the ship arrived in the clouds.
Miao Hongjian introduced to Qi Ming, “The position and height we are at now is the Cloud Mist Layer. Continuing upwards, after passing the Cloud Mist Layer, we will reach the Astral Layer.”
“We’ll reach the Void Layer through the Astral Layer.”
“The Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain is located between the Astral Layer and the Void Layer.”
“This disciple understands.”
Qi Ming nodded slightly to indicate that he had heard it clearly. He then asked Miao Hongjian, “Peak Master, is there anything else beyond the Void Layer?”
“Of course.” Miao Hongjian said, “Above the Void Layer is the Calamity Layer, and above the Calamity Layer is the Nirvana Layer. The higher you go, the more terrifying it is.”
“Generally speaking, one’s cultivation has to reach the Nascent Soul realm to cross the Cloud Mist Layer. Moreover, one has to have a higher cultivation level to withstand the endless astral qi of the Astral Layer.”
“As for the Calamity and Nirvana Layers…”
“They contain endless tribulation lightning, various calamities, and the Nirvana Tribulation Qi. If a Nascent Soul realm cultivator enters it, they won’t be able to last for a moment before turning to ash.”
“Is it possible for cultivators to cross all five layers?” Qi Ming asked.
“Impossible.” Miao Hongjian replied directly, “At the very least, such a cultivator has never appeared in the history of the Heaven Enlightenment Sect. Only immortals have such an ability.”
“No one knows if there’s anything more terrifying above the Nirvana Layer. It might be in the ancient records.”
“Thank you for explaining, Peak Master.” Qi Ming said.
As the two sides conversed, the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain had already appeared in front of them.
In the surroundings, astral qi surrounded them.
Sometimes, it would transform into a sharp blade, sometimes a spear, sometimes a bird or a beast.
It was like a living thing.
“These astral qi are so powerful.”
Qi Ming said, “Core Formation realm cultivators can’t withstand it at all.”
Strangely, Qi Ming had a feeling that these astral qi could not injure him.
A defensive array formation light screen lit up around the ship, blocking these astral qi. The surrounding astral qi only caused the array formation light screen around the ship to ripple.
“We’re about to reach the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain.” Miao Hongjian said.
“Mm.” Qi Ming nodded.
The ship continued forward.
The Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain that was like a paradise gradually appeared in Qi Ming’s eyes. The Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain was indeed very grand, and it was not just a mountain.
Instead, it was formed by three magnificent and huge floating mountain ranges.
On the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain, there were also grotto-heavens and blessed lands opened by experts with profound cultivation levels and powerful Dharmic powers. There were different buildings, palaces, and various other structures.
Qi Ming could not see the entire Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain in one gaze.
Just the scene in front of Qi Ming’s eyes already made his mood overturn. He was indeed very shocked.
As expected of the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain.
The ship gradually approached.
The next moment, an invisible force appeared and froze the ship, preventing it from continuing to approach. Two figures tore through the air and appeared in front of the ship.
“Green Cloud Peak’s Peak Master, Miao Hongjian, has come to visit Sect Master.” Miao Hongjian said.
“So it’s Peak Master Miao.”
The two figures looked at each other. They were not humans, but powerful demons with profound cultivation levels. Their exact cultivation levels were unknown, but they could only watch the door of the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain.
“Please come in.”
They glanced at Qi Ming again and moved aside.
“Thank you.” Miao Hongjian replied.
Then, he brought Qi Ming down the ship and walked along the Cloud Stairs that stretched out from the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain. Qi Ming followed behind Miao Hongjian and officially stepped onto the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain.
Around the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain, there seemed to be an invisible force that blocked the endless astral qi, preventing it from approaching a thousand meters away.
A vacuum-like state was formed within a thousand meters.
“Follow me.” Miao Hongjian said.
“Yes.” Qi Ming nodded.
The two of them continued forward and followed the mountain path continuously. They did not fly in the sky. There were many buildings on both sides of the mountain path. Qi Ming did not know the exact use of them.
Soon, Miao Hongjian brought Qi Ming to the top of the mountain.
Directly ahead, a grand Sect Master Hall appeared.
The main body of the palace was extremely grand and imposing, just like an immortal palace. As the clouds and mist curled up, it was filled with extremely dense spiritual qi.
On the board was written: Sect Master Hall.
At the entrance of the hall, there were two children guarding the door.
One male, one female.
They were like immortal children.
“Please inform Sect Master that Miao Hongjian has come to visit.” Miao Hongjian said.
“Peak Master Miao, go in. Master has been waiting for a long time.”
“Thank you.” Miao Hongjian smiled.
The door opened automatically.
Qi Ming followed Miao Hongjian into the Sect Master Hall. When Qi Ming passed by the two children, he sensed their cultivation realm slightly through his comprehension and mastery of the Heaven and Earth Dao.
They were at least at the Nascent Soul realm!
It might even be higher!
“The child guards are already above the Nascent Soul realm?”
Qi Ming was very surprised in his heart, but he did not show it on the surface.
Qi Ming and Miao Hongjian walked along the corridor towards the hall. On the way, they saw the rockery and lake in the Sect Master Hall and the fish in the lake.
There were such beautiful mountains and rivers.
However, the fake mountain was formed from a true giant peak, and the fish in the lake were carp dragons that were about to transform into dragons. Everything was extraordinary here.
“Is this the residence of a big shot?” Qi Ming thought.
It was indeed very impressive.
Qi Ming thought of his Falling Cloud Peak and his Falling Cloud Cave Abode. There was nothing there except for a Greater Bat Demon and a Blood Fiend Evil Ghost.
It was too miserable.
“After I return, should I decorate my cave abode a little?”
Qi Ming was a little tempted.
While thinking, Qi Ming and Miao Hongjian had already arrived in front of the hall.
Then, the door to the hall opened automatically.
“Come in.” Yang Li’s voice sounded.
Miao Hongjian took a deep breath and gestured at Qi Ming. He walked into the hall first before Qi Ming followed him into the hall.
Behind him, the door closed automatically again.
Qi Ming could not help but turn around and take a look. He quickly retracted his gaze and looked at the situation in the hall from the corner of his eye. What greeted his eyes was a wide and grand hall. There were also huge pillars that were carved with various birds, beasts, and demons.
He took a few more glances and felt that these carvings were about to come alive.
Miao Hongjian took a deep breath and bowed to Yang Li. He quickly said, “The Green Cloud Peak’s Peak Master, Miao Hongjian, and the Green Cloud Peak’s legacy disciple, Qi Ming, have come to visit.”
“The legacy disciple of the Green Cloud Peak, Qi Ming, has peerless talent in the world. He’s truly rare. He’s a super genius that’s hard to come by in ten thousand years.”
“At the Heaven Enlightenment Assembly a year ago, Qi Ming used a month to master the Chaos Green Lotus Sword Scripture and establish the twelfth-grade Chaos Green Lotus. He suppressed the legacy disciples of the other eleven peaks and led the Heaven Enlightenment Assembly.”
“We followed your instructions and did not interfere much with Qi Ming.”
“A few days ago, the legacy disciple Qi Ming’s cultivation level reached the late-stage Foundation Establishment realm. He chose the Core Formation realm cultivation method, the Formless Scripture. However, he only used less than five days to comprehend the Formless Scripture and condense the Formless Golden Core. He successfully formed his core overnight.”
“This matter has already exceeded our imagination. Therefore, I brought Qi Ming here to meet Sect Master.”
“Yes, I already know. Hongjian.”
Yang Li raised his head slightly and waved at Miao Hongjian, “Stand aside first.”
“Yes.” Miao Hongjian nodded and stood motionlessly at the side.
At this moment, Miao Hongjian discovered that there was an obedient and cute girl standing beside Yang Li. She was sizing Qi Ming up with a curious and excited gaze.
This girl was Su Qingyin.
She had already become Yang Li’s personal disciple.
A year passed.
Su Qingyin had already established the Heavenly Dao Foundation.
In the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain, because she was Yang Li’s personal disciple, she was very respected. At the beginning, Su Qingyin was a little flattered and was very unaccustomed to it.
But slowly, she had already completely adapted to life in the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain.
However, she would sometimes think of her parents in the Su Family Village.
“Qi Ming.” Yang Li’s gaze landed on Qi Ming.
“Greetings, Sect Master.” Qi Ming cupped his hands and bowed.
“This is the second time we’ve met.” Yang Li said.
“I didn’t expect Sect Master to still remember me.” Qi Ming said, “I’m very honored.”
“What’s the Intrinsic treasure you refined?” Yang Li asked.
Qi Ming said, “The Intrinsic treasure I refined is the Chaos Green Lotus Sword Embryo.”
“Hahaha…” Yang Li suddenly laughed and said, “Interesting, very interesting.”