Chapter 81: Tree Realm! Descend! Heaven Enlightenment Mirror Grotto-heaven!
“Sect Master, why do you say that?” Qi Ming asked.
“Do you know why?”
Yang Li stopped laughing and asked in return.
“This disciple does not know.” Qi Ming shook his head.
“This is because the founding ancestor of the Heaven Enlightenment Sect, Daoist Heaven Enlightenment, cultivated the Core Formation Method, the Formless Scripture. Moreover, the Intrinsic Dharma treasure he refined was the Chaos Green Lotus Sword Embryo.”
Yang Li said, “Exactly the same as you.”
“I really didn’t expect this.” Qi Ming said.
“Show me.” Yang Li said.
Qi Ming nodded.
Qi Ming flipped his right hand, and green lights appeared in his palm. Countless sword lights gathered to form a green lotus of the sword. It floated in his palm. It was beautiful and gorgeous, but it was filled with killing intent.
“It’s indeed the Chaos Green Lotus Sword Embryo.”
Yang Li nodded slightly, “Foundation Establishment in a month, sudden epiphany, and Core Formation in a night. Qi Ming, oh Qi Ming, even I’m a little jealous of your talent.”
“Sect Master, you’re being too serious.”
Qi Ming said, “Compared to Sect Master, I’m just a firefly compared to the bright moon. In your eyes, I’m quite inconspicuous.”
Yang Li shook his head and stared at Qi Ming solemnly. He said in a deep voice, “You’re wrong. The future of the Heaven Enlightenment Sect will ultimately fall in the hands of you juniors.”
“I may die in battle in the future. I may even transcend the Heavenly Tribulation and ascend to the Immortal World.”
“No matter what the situation is, it’s impossible for me to stay in the Heaven Enlightenment Sect forever.”
“If we want the Heaven Enlightenment Sect to last for all eternity, we definitely don’t just need to rely on us old folks. Instead, you, these talented juniors, are needed.”
“Qi Ming, do you understand?”
“I will follow your instructions, Sect Master.” Qi Ming bowed.
Yang Li laughed at the sky again, his tone filled with absolute confidence, “I’ve traveled the world and no one in the Southern Region is my match. Therefore, the person who can defeat me is not born yet.”
“Sect Master’s strength is naturally invincible.” Qi Ming immediately agreed.
“Qingyin.” Yang Li stopped smiling as he called out.
Su Qingyin shuddered and collected her thoughts. She took a few steps forward and bowed to Yang Li.
Yang Li said, “This is my disciple, Su Qingyin. You saw her a year ago. She followed me into the sect to cultivate for a year and is now at the early-stage Foundation Establishment realm with the Heavenly Dao Foundation.”
“However, the cultivation levels of the legacy disciples of the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain are too high. The weakest is in the Nascent Soul realm. They can’t spar with Su Qingyin at all, so she can’t find a match.”
“Qi Ming, you’ve just reached the early-stage Core Formation realm. Why don’t you take this opportunity to exchange a few moves with Su Qingyin?”
Qi Ming pondered.
Su Qingyin could not help but feel eager.
A year ago, Qi Ming was like a god that had descended to the mortal world and saved Su Qingyin and Yuan Feng. The strength that Qi Ming revealed dealt a huge blow to her, leaving a deep impression on Su Qingyin.
In fact, in this year, she would often dream of Qi Ming.
If Su Qingyin could defeat Qi Ming, she would be able to overcome her nightmare. It would be a huge help to her mental state. It was a hurdle that she had to overcome.
“Since this is the Sect Master’s command, I will naturally listen.”
Qi Ming nodded. “However, my cultivation level has already reached the Core Formation realm, and Junior Sister has only just broken through to the early-stage Foundation Establishment realm. I’m afraid I’ll injure her.”
Yang Li casually waved his hand, and a stream of light transformed into a mark that descended. It was so fast that Qi Ming could not dodge at all. The mark fused into Qi Ming’s body and sealed his cultivation.
Qi Ming could only use his early-stage Foundation Establishment cultivation.
Through this, Qi Ming had an extremely deep understanding of Yang Li’s cultivation and strength.
To be able to casually seal his cultivation was indeed terrifying and unfathomable.
“Let’s begin.” Yang Li said.
Su Qingyin took a deep breath. She was wearing a white dress, and her appearance was petite and cute. Her aura was also peerlessly beautiful. After staying in the Heaven Enlightenment Immortal Mountain for a year, she had indeed changed greatly. She was like a fairy that had descended to the mortal world.
“Thank you for saving my life back then, Senior Brother.”
Su Qingyin bowed to Qi Ming and said, “I’ve always remembered this in my heart, but I didn’t have the chance to repay you. Today, Master asked me to seek guidance from Senior Brother. I’m nervous, Senior Brother, please enlighten me.”
Qi Ming did not say anything and only raised his hand to respond, “Please make the first move.”
“Senior Brother, sorry about this.”
As soon as they finished speaking, Su Qingyin was the first to attack. She took the initiative to attack and waved her hand. In an instant, vast spirit energy surged and directly solidified, and the surroundings became a forest.
“Tree Realm! Descend!” Su Qingyin shouted.
Swish! Swish! Swish!!!
The tree world had already surrounded Qi Ming who was trapped in it. Countless branches, vines, and roots were like sharp lights that attacked him from all directions.
However, Qi Ming’s figure flashed and moved left and right, producing countless afterimages. All the attacks were avoided by Qi Ming, and they could not injure him at all.
“How is this possible?”
Su Qingyin’s beautiful eyes widened in surprise.
Yang Li had sealed Qi Ming’s cultivation, but he could not seal his understanding of the Heaven and Earth Dao. Under Qi Ming’s senses, all of Su Qingyin’s attacks were exposed and predicted.
This was an unfair battle from the beginning.
The next moment, Qi Ming erupted at full speed and locked onto Su Qingyin’s location. He disappeared from the spot as if he had shrunk the ground into an inch and arrived beside Su Qingyin in the next moment.
Moreover, the Sword Dao Green Lotus floated above Su Qingyin.
Qi Ming only needed to gently let go and the Sword Dao Green Lotus would fall. Su Qingyin would be completely torn apart by countless sword qi, and not even her bones would be left.
But clearly, he could not do that.
This was because Su Qingyin was the Sect Master’s personal disciple.
“You lost.” Qi Ming’s voice sounded in Su Qingyin’s ears.
“I… I lost…”
Su Qingyin’s beautiful face was pale, and her entire body was stiffened. She could sense the Sword Dao Green Lotus above her head and the terrifying aura it emitted caused her scalp to go numb, and even her entire body felt cold. Her snow white skin became even paler.
The surrounding spirit energy dissipated and the tree world disappeared.
Qi Ming also took back the Sword Dao Green Lotus.
“Qingyin, you can leave.” Yang Li said.
Su Qingyin lowered her head and glanced at Qi Ming, her gaze becoming more and more complicated. She originally thought that she could prove herself through this battle.
In the end, she had completely lost.
From the beginning to the end, it only took a few minutes.
The Foundation Establishment divine power spell technique, Tree Realm, that she was proud of could not injure Qi Ming at all. All the attacks were easily dodged by him.
The two sides were on completely different levels.
Yang Li observed with a scrutinizing gaze, “As expected of a super genius that’s hard to come by in ten thousand years. Qingyin can’t even withstand a single move from you and was directly defeated.”
“She just lacks some combat experience.” Qi Ming said.
Yang Li waved his right hand, and the seal on Qi Ming’s body disappeared. The Golden Core and spirit energy in his body returned to normal, and his early-stage Core Formation realm cultivation returned.
Qi Ming heaved a sigh of relief.
“Do you understand now?” Yang Li looked at Su Qingyin sternly, “Although you’re very talented, there’s always someone better. You still need to work harder.”
“Yes, Master.” Su Qingyin lowered her head and replied, but she muttered in her mind, “I’ve always known that there’s always someone stronger. Moreover, I don’t think my talent is high.”
It was just…
‘I originally thought that I could show off in front of Master and Senior Brother, but in the end, Senior Brother’s strength is so strong. We’re clearly at the same cultivation level, but I can’t beat him at all. I don’t even know how Senior Brother approached me.’
‘I’m really too stupid.’
“Qi Ming.” Yang Li stood up and said, “Follow me.”
Qi Ming quickly followed.
Yang Li walked to the wall behind him and waved his right hand. The wall automatically cracked open, and a door appeared. Qi Ming followed Yang Li into the room.
This was a secret room.
There was nothing inside.
Then, the door to the secret room closed.
“Close your eyes.” Yang Li said.
Qi Ming nodded and closed his eyes.
Yang Li waved his right hand, and a vast spirit energy fell and surged into the teleportation formation beneath his feet. The teleportation formation was activated, and the power of space enveloped Qi Ming and Yang Li.
A white light flashed in front of him.
Qi Ming and Yang Li disappeared from the secret room.
Moreover, Qi Ming also felt the world spin around him.
“You can open them now.” Yang Li said.
Qi Ming opened his eyes.
A dark environment greeted his eyes.
Qi Ming was stunned.
In the surroundings, there was no light and no spiritual qi.
The environment was like a vacuum in the universe.
Only in front of him was a huge oval mirror that was three meters tall. The edge of the mirror was ancient pure silver with peerless profound patterns.
This mirror emitted some light, allowing Qi Ming to see the situation beside him.
“This is the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror grotto-heaven.”
Yang Li stood beside Qi Ming and answered his questions, “This is a grotto-heaven created by the Heaven Enlightenment Sect’s cornerstone treasure, the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror.”
“Everything here is controlled by the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror.”
“Heaven Enlightenment Mirror grotto-heaven.” Qi Ming pondered.
Yang Li nodded slightly. “During the Heaven Enlightenment Assembly, you grasped a portion of the power of the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror Avatar. Therefore, you should know the power of the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror.”
“Now, go and stand in front of the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror.”
Qi Ming nodded. He was not nervous at all. Instead, he was very calm. This was because he knew that his background was innocent. He did not have to worry about the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror finding out anything.
As for transmigration and rebirth…
They probably could not see through it with the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror’s ability.
If he could really see through it, Qi Ming had no choice.
While Qi Ming was thinking, he had already walked towards the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror. He stood in front of it and wisps of light dissipated.
In the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror, Qi Ming’s figure was reflected.
There was no change.
There was no phenomenon.
“Oh.” Yang Li raised his eyebrows, “That’s enough.”
Qi Ming walked back.
“You can go back.”
Yang Li waved his right hand. Qi Ming’s vision flashed, and a dazzling white light appeared. He could not see anything, but the weightlessness of teleportation appeared again.
In the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror grotto-heaven, only Yang Li was left.
“Heaven Enlightenment Mirror.” Yang Li asked, “What’s the situation?”
“He has the five-elements spirit root, third level Heavenly Sword Dao Body, Genius comprehension and Crystal foundation. Only his providence is deep and has reached four colors. Moreover, there are some things in this child that I can’t see through.”
A blurry figure appeared in the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror. It was the mirror spirit of the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror. It replied to Yang Li, “But he can be trusted.”
“I know.” Yang Li nodded.
His figure flashed.
Yang Li also left the Heaven Enlightenment Mirror grotto-heaven and returned to the Sect Master Hall.