Chapter 278: Investigation
Translated by: La0o9
Edited by: Juicetin
TN: I’m sorry to say this but there will be no chapters tomorrow as I will be away for the whole day. Most of today’s chapters are about twice as long as normal chapters so you can think of today as a double release instead.
Seeing Bai Hua Fairy about to snap, Xuanyuan Tianzun stopped talking.
“I’m only worried about your disciple, no need to get so angry” he tried to laugh it off.
The Great Monk of Sorrow had already closed his eyes, clapping his hand and chanted Buddha.
After so many years, they understood Xie Dao Ling very well.
Normally, Xie Dao Ling acts very nicely and isn’t that hard to convince.
But once her temperament acts up, you definitely cannot take another step, otherwise she’ll personally teach you why flowers are so red.
Since her attitude is clear now, even if they’re a bit doubtful, they can only temporarily hold it down for now.
“Men, summon the three Ding Yuan Generals” Xie Dao Ling ordered.
Gu Qing Shan took the Tianma vase and the jade tag, returning to his own tent.
The first thing he did was to use 200 Soul Points to learn the soul reading technique.
This is a very advanced spell; the minimal learning requirement is Rejuvenation realm.
After learning it, he placed the Tianma vase on the table and silently thought about it.
That world has a Virtualized realm cultivator as well as two other Projection realm cultivators.
And the Zishan young master also has a father.
Long ago, Lu Xian of Shen Wu world was already a Virtualized realm cultivator. He used his own power to break through the world barrier and arrived at that other world.
Such a powerful person as Lu Xian was still murdered by the Zishan young master’s father.
His belongings were taken by the Zishan young master as his own.
This lead to the people of Shen Wu world summoning the Zishan young master instead of Lu Xian.
Then, what realm would the Zishan young master’s father be?
The cultivation world right now has nothing but Bai Hua Fairy as its only Projection realm cultivator.
Such a vast difference practically guarantees the cultivation world to be the losing side.
Will Xuanyuan Tianzun and the Great Monk of Sorrow manage to survive the Projection realm Tribulation?
From what the Wild Raging Flame Armor said, hardly 1 out of 10 Sainted realm cultivators will manage to breakthrough to Projection realm.
There’s a great difference between both Xuanyuan Tianzun and the Great Monk of Sorrow to Shifu.
Even if they have accumulated much over the years, whether they manage to successfully face the Tribulation or not is still questionable.
Even if they all manage to become Projection realm cultivators, how will they face a Virtualized realm cultivator or one even above Virtualized realm?
Gu Qing Shan sighed deeply.
He carefully recalled all the intelligence he’s gathered this far, then remembered something.
Gu Qing Shan raised the Earth Sword, asking: “Earth Sword senior, you’ve been through many years, so you definitely know a lot. I have a question I want to ask you”
「 Feel free to ask 」the Earth Sword spoke in its heavy voice.
Gu Qing Shan spoke: “If there’s a world where no cultivators have ever met a Tianma… is that abnormal?”
The Earth Sword answered: 「 From what I know, Tianma aren’t omnipotent and omniscient, even they can’t show up to each and every world 」
「 Furthermore, there are some worlds that have really powerful guardians, enough that the Tianma doesn’t dare go there 」
“Then these are two very different situations” Gu Qing Shan nodded: “Now we have to confirm which situation the enemy is in”
“If the Tianma has never arrived in their world” Gu Qing Shan spoke: “Then would that mean breaking through is a very easy thing for them to do?”
「 That’s correct, all they need to be careful of is the Lightning Tribulation 」 the Earth Sword replied.
Gu Qing Shan muttered: “There’s one more problem, how did they arrive at Shen Wu world? And is it easy for them to do so?”
The Earth Sword answered: “As far as I know, travelling from one world to another is not an easy thing to do”
Gu Qing Shan frowned: “Then I have to confirm this for sure, but there’s not much time left, at most 2 days later, a Virtualized realm cultivator will come”
Gu Qing Shan fell into contemplation, sitting as still as a statue, not saying a single world.
Time quickly passed, about one hour later.
Gu Qing Shan suddenly stood up.
He quickly left his tent and went directly to the military intelligence tent, asked for the situation of the battle from before as well as the location of the enemy camp found by the scouts.
After memorizing the location, he left the intelligence tent.
After a bit of hesitation, Gu Qing Shan decided not to let Ning Yue Xi and Leng Tian Xing know.
He wasn’t even sure about this, if he asks someone else to come with, it’ll be hard to escape when if a situation arises.
If he goes alone, whether if it’s leaving or staying, he can be as shameless as he likes without any worry.
Gu Qing Shan let out his airship and flew away.
About two hours later.
The airship landed near a mountain area.
Gu Qing Shan appeared.
He was being very careful, already stowed the airship away and landed when there’s still a couple hundred miles left until the scouted camp.
After walking for some distance, Gu Qing Shan arrived near the top of a mountain.
The enemy camp was right on the mountain just a bit further away, but still within his sight.
Gu Qing Shan hid himself inside a thick bush of grass.
Activating the Super Presence Concealment technique, his presence disappeared.
This place is far enough away from the enemy’s camp that he can easily escape if something wrong happens.
He stayed absolutely still for the next few hours.
Suddenly, two figures descended from the mountain top.
One of them followed the other, quickly heading down the mountain.
“Peh, why do we have to do this kind of hard work” one of them angrily protested.
“Don’t speak so loud, they’ll hear you” the other spoke.
“We’ve already offended them, what else is there to be afraid of!” the first person was still shouting angrily, but also looked around cautiously.
“Senior brother, investigating the enemy’s intelligence is also necessary you know” the other person followed behind him, trying to calm him down.
“Necessary? Necessary my ass! Once young master arrives here, every single sorry motherfucker here is as good as dead, what investigation?”
He was angrily stomping, but then suddenly said: “However, that Projection realm woman, she really does steal your breath away at first sight”
“Wasn’t she wearing a veil?” the other was curious.
“When she was fighting against our Venerable, there was a moment where her veil was lifted, just enough for me to see her face”
“How was she?”
“Her beauty makes one itching to try, I’ve lived for over 600 years and I’ve never seen such an alluring woman before!”
He started to click his tongue: “When young master captures her, I’ll bet you anything young master would be reluctant to kill her, instead taking her as a personal maid”
“Doesn’t young master already have two stunning maids?”
“You think young master will mind there being too many? Not to mention, this woman doesn’t pale at all in beauty compared to the other two”
While talking, they passed by the bush of grass
Gu Qing Shan opened his eyes.
He very lightly stabbed the Chao Yin Sword into the mud behind himself.
His sight was set on the other two.
Divine Skill, [Shadow Shift]!
The person walking behind immediately disappeared.
Gu Qing Shan appeared where he was standing.
The Earth Sword gleamed.
The person in front didn’t even manage to realize what was happening before he became a headless body and fell down.
In the bush, the person walking behind was still confused ——-he was just walking, why did his senior in front of him suddenly disappeared while he was standing among a bunch of grass?
He released his inner sight, managing to catch the moment Gu Qing Shan swung his sword, then realized.
“Oh no, enemy attack!”
He took out a talisman and was about to trigger it.
Gu Qing Shan once again disappeared, shifting his place with Chao Yin Sword inside the bush.
In the next moment, Gu Qing Shan has returned to the bush, standing behind the second person.
His sword turned into an afterimage
The talisman was instantly slashed in two.
On the path of retracting his sword, the hilt knocked at the person’s neck.
He instantly went limp.
Gu Qing Shan put his sword away.
Without so much as a sword art, he only needed to use [Shadow Shift] twice to achieve the results he wanted.
But Gu Qing Shan frowned, still a bit unsatisfied.
His spirit energy was being consumed too quickly, just using [Shadow Shift] twice took 30% of his spirit energy.
It’s still better to use [Ground Shrink] since that costs less.
He’ll have to breakthrough to a higher realm before he can use [Shadow Shift] more in battle.
Grabbing the person’s head, he made a hand seal in the other hand.
Soul reading technique.
A few moments later, he lightly squeezed his neck.
The person died in his sleep.
These two were dispatched alone to investigate, so they were clearly minor characters being isolated.
They’ve only just left, so even if they don’t return for a short while, no one would notice.
Gu Qing Shan then carelessly buried their corpses in the grass.