Library of Heaven is Path
1582 White Creek Mountain
Standing atop the back of an aerial saint beast while gazing at the white clouds that were swiftly flitting past them, Luo Ruoxin explained, "The place that we are heading to is the Empire Alliance's Whitestream Mountain!"
"White Creek Mountain?" Zhang Xuan's body jolted in astonishment. "I know that place…"
That was the name of the mountain range that had appeared on Qingtian Emperor's painting. He had seen Kong shi's illusory figure on the mountain range, and in order to conceal the truth from the Qingtian Emperor, he had altered it into a picture of bathing beauties.
He had learned its name from Luo Xuanqing a while back, but with too many matters on hand, he had not had a chance to check on it yet.
Could it be that the illusory figure of Kong shi actually hinted at the location of a Celestial Amulet of Legacy?
There might just be such a possibility, or else it would not have compelled the entire Qingtian Lineage and even Vicious to risk exposing themselves for it!
"Since we know the location, why don't we just teleport right over? It would be faster that way," Zhang Xuan suggested.
"There's no need for that!" Luo Ruoxin replied with a smile. "It would be too troublesome to travel there through teleportation, and it isn't safe either… Wu Chen!"
"Yes!" The adolescent boy nodded.
He walked up to the window and tapped his finger lightly on it.
The surrounding air suddenly began warping frenziedly, and spatial folds appeared all around. Before long, a massive vortex was formed around them.
As the vortex spun faster and faster, the area that it covered grew larger and larger. Very soon, the eye of the vortex formed a stable white region.
The aerial saint beast beneath them seemed to be accustomed to such a situation. Flapping its wings, it dived right for the middle of the vortex.
"This is… Spatial Compression!"
A look of disbelief surfaced on Zhang Xuan's face.
It was said that those who had mastered space would be able to compress it infinitely, allowing one to traverse over a thousand li with a single step.
He had thought that it was just a legend, but who could have thought that the adolescent boy would be able to pull it off so easily?
"It isn't Spatial Compression but the exploitation of a unique trait of space!" the adolescent boy explained nonchalantly. "The space that we see appears to be stable and impeccable, such that even our Spiritual Perception can't notice any anomalies in it. However, there are inherent wormholes weaved into it that can be utilized to swiftly leap from one location to another."
"I see…" Zhang Xuan could roughly grasp the concept, but it sounded a little faraway to him.
Even though he had learned the Heavenly Art of Dimension Unravel, he had only reached a mastery of 3-dan in it. There was still some way off before he could reach the top.
"Spatial Leap is a technique that only Ancient Sages are able to utilize. Wu Chen is only able to pull it off due to the unique bloodline of the saint beast and his deep comprehension of space," Luo Ruoxin added.
"I see!" Zhang Xuan nodded. At this point, he could not resist asking out of curiosity, "Given how young Wu Chen is, how can he wield such formidable strength?"
No matter how he looked at the adolescent boy, the latter appeared to be only around thirteen to fourteen. Yet, the boy already possessed strength that he could only match while using Kong shi's blood essence.
This was inconceivable to him. Even if the adolescent boy was a Connate Saint, causing his body to age much slower than others, it was hard to imagine him achieving such strength within a short period of time.
"Wu Chen looks younger than he actually is due to his unique bloodline," Luo Ruoxin explained with a shake of her head. Not intending to linger too long on this topic, she pointed to the area ahead and said, "We've arrived."
Looking ahead, Zhang Xuan realized that the aerial saint beast that they were on had already traversed through the passageway, and a majestic mountain range had appeared around him.
The mountains around him pierced right through the layers of clouds, and they spanned a vast area around him. The imposing scale of the mountain range felt incredibly pressurizing, leaving one's breathing a little ragged.
"It's the White Creek Mountain!" Zhang Xuan remarked grimly.
This was indeed the mountain range that he was depicted on the painting of the copper-masked figure back then. They would have been identical if not for the real mountain range being even more towering and imposing.
"A Celestial Amulet of Legacy is within the mountain range. I'm not too sure about its exact location at the moment, but we can check using a unique artifact."
As Luo Ruoxin spoke, she flicked her wrist in the air, and a book materialized in front of her.
This book carried an aura that left one with a dreamy feeling. Looking at it curiously, Zhang Xuan was just about to ask what it was when he suddenly sensed something. He quickly flicked his wrist, and a crystal sphere materialized in his hand.
This crystal sphere was none other than the Qiu Wu Palace!
That was the ancient domain left behind by Kong shi's follower, Ancient Sage Qiu Wu. He had entered its premises with Luo Ruoxin previously, and it had also been the location where they confirmed their relationship. At this moment, the Qiu Wu Palace was shaking non-stop, as if it was resonating in harmony to the book that Luo Ruoxin had taken out.
"This…" Zhang Xuan frowned doubtfully.
As the master of the Qiu Wu Palace, he could clearly feel that the book before him had come from the same origin as the crystal sphere. There was an inseverable connection between the two of them.
"I acquired this book from the Qiu Wu Palace. Using it, we will be able to find the exact location of the Celestial Amulet of Legacy." Luo Ruoxin answered the doubts in Zhang Xuan's mind.
However, that only left Zhang Xuan even more taken aback. "This…"
He had been together with the young lady in the Qiu Wu Palace, so why was he unaware that she had acquired such a book?
There were rumors that the Qiu Wu Palace contained a clue to finding the Celestial Amulet of Legacy, so he had searched the entire place multiple times, only to be unable to find the supposed clue. Who could have thought that it was already in her hands?
"The reason I wanted to enter the Qiu Wu Palace was to find this item. Do you remember how I wandered freely for quite a while after entering the Qiu Wu Palace? It was during that period of time that I found this book," Luo Ruoxin explained.
"I see!" Zhang Xuan nodded.
To be honest, he had found it bizarre how the young lady had insisted on entering the Qiu Wu Palace with him, only to refuse all treasures, cultivation technique manuals, and the like. Not to mention, she had even helped him assimilate the entire Qiu Wu Palace!
So, it turned out that she had already acquired what she had been looking for!
While the two of them were speaking, a light hum sounded from the book as it began surging toward the top of the mountain.
"Let's follow it."
The two of them quickly followed the movements of the book so as to not lose sight of it.
Not too long later, just when they were roughly at the midpoint of the mountain, the book finally came to an abrupt halt.
"This is the place…" Zhang Xuan swiftly cast a sweeping gaze over the surroundings before nodding slowly.
This was indeed the exact spot on the painting where he had altered Kong shi's silhouette for the bathing beauties.
It would be too much of a coincidence for the two clues to point to the same point by sheer coincidence. Chances were that there was a folded space somewhere here that would lead them to an ancient domain where the Celestial Amulet of Legacy was hidden!
"It's good enough that we have confirmed the location. If my intuition fails me not, the culprits who have captured Zhao Ya, Wei Ruyan, and Yuan Tao should be heading here very soon!" With a wave of her hand, Luo Ruoxin placed the book back into her storage ring before standing patiently on the spot, not anxious about finding the hidden folded space at all.
"The Zhang Clan, Luo Clan, and the Master Teacher Pavilion have a Celestial Amulet of Legacy each. Are you certain that the culprits will come here instead?" Zhang Xuan asked doubtfully.
If the goal of the culprits was to open the Temple of Confucius, they were already halfway there with the capture of Zhao Ya and the others. It was a known fact that the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters, the Zhang Clan, and the Luo Clan had a Celestial Amulet of Legacy each, so those three powers should have been the primary targets for the culprits!
Furthermore, it should have been impossible to find this location without the map from the Qingtian Emperor or the book in Luo Ruoxin's possession!
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