Man Huang Feng Bao, Chapter 576: Another kind of cultivation
After leaving Dragon King Island, the sea demon boat sailed straight towards Cloud Mist Sect without stopping even once alone the way. Old Demon of Mount Yin and others frequently went to the deck to either watch the scenery or to leisurely drink and eat to their heart’s content. Ye Chuan however continuously cultivated without leaving his room.
He knew that if he wanted to rescue Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixya, then he had to face White Haired Heavenly Empress!
Ye Chuan felt heavy pressure. White Haired Heavenly Empress Zhao Tianbi was like a big mountain in front of him. Either he could surmount this mountain and save Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia or he would be crushed into pieces by this big mountain.
Ye Chuan cultivated, sparing no effort. He wanted to make a breakthrough again before going to Heavenly Yao Sect, but just a day after they left Dragon King Island, his cultivation was interrupted. The backlash of Octopus Talisman was coming again.
After leaving Bellowing Waves Island, the backlash of Octopus Talisman had come several times, but the situation was nothing serious. Sometimes, he felt itchy, and sometimes, his blood and qi seethed, but this time, the situation was very serious far beyond his expectation. It was just a little unusual at the beginning as if there were some small issues, but those small issues accumulated and suddenly broke out, wanting to break his body.
It was late at night, and Ye Chuan was sitting cross-legged on his room when the Octopus Talisman suddenly seethed. First, his skin felt itchy, and slowly, that feeling spread to his flesh under the skin. Even if scratched himself until he was bleeding everywhere, it would be useless. But, the itching didn’t stop and it was unbearable. He was dying to scrape his bone with a knife.
Although this itching nearly drove him insane, it didn’t stop. He then began to feel stinging pain as if thousands of needles were pricking all over his body. That feeling was just like he was being put to death by a thousand cuts. One moment, he felt an itch, and on the other moment, he felt pain, this combination of itch and pain was sufficient to drive anyone insane.
Ye Chuan was prepared in advance. He knew that Octopus Empress wouldn’t easily let him off, but for a moment, he couldn’t help trembling and wanted to scream in pain, but he forcibly stopped himself from screaming. Soon, his forehead was filled with sweat. In his previous life, before he had become Heaven Concealing Great Sage, he had also suffered many pains and sufferings. Although the effect of Octopus Talisman within his body had made suffer pain, relying on his extraordinary fortitude, he endured it.
The effect of Octopus Talisman didn’t last for a long time. In less than half an hour, this talisman simmered down and appeared no different from other talismans. Now, Ye Chaun was drenched with sweat and his limbs were numb. Only after a good while, he slowly recovered his senses.
This time, how come the effect of Octopus Talisman is so powerful?
What kind of secret technique did that Octopus Empress use? Did this talisman truly become more powerful after absorbing the energy of White Dragon Sage? Hereafter, will it become stronger and stronger?
The heart of Ye Chuan shook, recalling the voice of Octopus Empress that reverberated throughout the sky when White Dragon Sage tried to crack the Octopus Talisman. Although he already knew that this Octopus Talisman was a hidden danger, it seemed that he had underestimated this talisman. Not only was it a hidden danger, it was also a fatal danger. If it got stronger and stronger, then he might lose control of himself, go insane or even die.
This time, he was able to endure with his extraordinary fortitude, what about next time?
Ye Chuan shuddered. He who wasn’t afraid even when facing Qing Tianhou however felt fear now. Although Qing Tianhou was powerful, he could still stay far away from him, but he couldn’t get rid of this talisman and it was within his body. Moreover, he had to suffer torture once every three days, and if this torment got stronger and stronger, then who could endure?
Along with the footsteps in the darkness, Zhu Sijia suddenly pushed open the door and walked in. She only wore an extremely thin cloth. It seemed that she had just woken up from her sleep.
“Big Senior Apprentice Brother, what happened?”
Upon seeing the sweaty appearance of Ye Chuan, Zhu Sijia was startled. She quickly took out a handkerchief and help Ye Chuan to wipe the sweat. “Big Senior Apprentice Brother, isn’t this the effect of that something talisman left within your body by that Octopus Empress?”
Zhu Sijia quickly realized what had happened as she used her hands to wipe Ye Chuan’s sweat with red eyes.
After Ye Chuan entered the seclusion cultivation, all the ordinary matters were handled by her. Supervising the cultivation of the disciples, handling their relationship with sea demon warriors, managing the consumption of foods, drinks and crystal stones on this boat and other matters were all her responsibility. Although these matters weren’t big, they were cumbersome and exhausting. Usually, she was so busy that she didn’t have time to cultivate in the daytime, thus she always cultivated throughout the night because she didn’t want to increase the gap between Ye Chuan and herself, moreover, she didn’t want to drag him down. But, tonight, she was too tired and had went to the bed to rest. It was a rare occasion. But, she suddenly woke up in the middle of the night and her heartbeat accelerated. Then, without wasting the time to even wear a robe, she rushed over, worrying something might have happened to Ye Chuan. Sure enough, she just happened to see the sweaty and weak appearance of Ye Chuan.
After leaving the holy land of Sea Demon Clan, Zhu Sijia had been worried, worried that that Octopus Talisman left within the body of Ye Chuan by Octopus Empress would do something bad to Ye Chuan. In this period of time, although she had said nothing, she however had been paying close attention to the movement in the room of Ye Chuan in secret. She was worried that something might happen during his cultivation session. Sure enough, she was right to worry.
“It has already passed, I am fine. That Octopus Empress has heaven-defying means, but her purpose is not to kill me, rather she wants me to help her to look for the fragments of Lost City. Jiajia, rest assured, I am fine.”
Ye Chuan slowly exhaled a mouthful of chaotic qi and consoled worried Zhu Sijia.
“Big Senior Apprentice Brother, are you really fine?”
Zhu Sijia was somewhat suspicious. She then sized up Ye Chuan and said, “Then, after three days, wouldn’t you be tortured again?”
“Yes, that Octopus Talisman will flare up once every three days, but as I said earlier, the purpose of that Octopus Empress is not to kill me, nor to affect my body and cultivation. The torment once every three days is just urging me to complete her task faster. Every time that talisman flares up, it is a little uncomfortable, but it will not harm my bones and meridians. I can just regard it as another kind of cultivation, and I just happened to need to hone my endurance.”
Ye Chuan pretended to laugh as if there was no issue, then changed the subject of conversation, “Jiajia, tell me, is Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia brought back by White Haired Heavenly Empress and suppressed under Heavenly Yao Peak never to see the sun again?”
“That……, that seems to be the case, but I also don’t know the concrete details. In the past, I sent someone to inquire about it, but the security of Heavenly Yao Sect was very tight, he was unable to enter, and he couldn’t find any news outside.” Zhu Sijia stammered, paused for a bit and asked, “Big Senior Apprentice Brother, how did you know?”
“You don’t need to worry about this, I naturally have a way to know.” Ye Chuan didn’t want to tell about the conversation he had with State Teacher Jiang Tunsheng in the Reincarnation World.
“Big Senior Apprentice Brother, do you really want to go to Heavenly Yao Sect to save Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia?”
Zhu Sijia was anxious. The hidden danger left behind by Octopus Empress had yet to be resolved, but Ye Chuan still wanted to go to Heavenly Yao Sect, wasn’t that like an egg hitting a stone? Without waiting for the answer of Ye Chuan, Zhu Sijia added, “At that time, you also saw it, White Haired Heavenly Empress Zhao Tianbi is stronger than State Teacher Jiang Tunsheng, moreover, Heavenly Yao Sect is so strong that it is known as the foremost sect under the heaven, even if you go, can you truly save Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia?”
“I will consider carefully, Jiajia, I am tired now, I want to rest for a while, you can leave first.”
Ye Chuan had already made the decision, thus he didn’t argue with Zhu Sijia. He just closed his eyes and continued to cultivate.
The eyes of Zhu Sijia became red. She knew the nature of Ye Chuan. Once he decided to do something, it was impossible to change his mind. He was angry and also sad. She didn’t want Ye Chuan to risk his life for another woman. And thinking about the consequences of Ye Chuan alone breaking into Heavenly Yao Sect, she clenched her hands and rushed out.