Chapter 272 Dao Realm Fifth Stage, Cleansing
When Chu He saw Cen Yumou and Liang Tingang stepping forward to stop them, he was very satisfied with their performance.
But unexpectedly, these two were instantly killed in a blink of an eye.
Chu He was blocking Dong Ji and Xue Jinghua, freeing the other six gray-robed men.
Immediately after, Lie Ying released two gray-feathered birds from his spatial secret treasure. The six of them rode on them and chased after Xu Ning and the others.
Dong Ji and Xue Jinghua were extremely worried when they saw this. But facing Chu He in front of them, they were already injured and their strength was restrained by the Binding Lock. Even if the two joined forces, they were not confident that they could defeat this person in front of them.
“You two are both important officials of the mansion and are both high level masters. You must have a lot of good stuff on you. Since I have this opportunity, I must plunder more good stuff from you!”
A thick chain appeared in Chu He’s hand. Gray fog swirled on the surface of the chain. Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! The two sides began to fight. On the other side, Lie Ying led the other five people and chased after Duan Chaofeng and the rest.
“We can’t catch up!”
A gray-robed man said to Lie Ying, “Your mount can’t catch up to the rainbow-colored bird!”
Lie Ying frowned.
He also knew that Duan Chaofeng’s rainbow-colored bird had a higher bloodline level, faster flying, and better endurance. If this continued, they would definitely lose them.
‘I have to catch up to them…’
Lie Ying gritted his teeth.
He took out two dark yellow pills, one for the gray-feathered bird under him, and the other for the people on the side to feed the other gray-feathered bird.
After taking these two dark yellow pills, the flying speed of the two gray-feathered birds quickly accelerated.
There was a look of pain in Lie Ying’s eyes.
The pills he gave the two gray-feathered birds could stimulate and increase the density of their bloodlines, but the side effects were obvious. It would dilute their bloodlines, which would affect their future potential.
“We are getting faster!”
The other gray-robed people also felt the gray-feathered birds below them accelerating.
They could already see the back of the rainbow-colored bird in front of them.
“We have to catch up to them!”
Lie Ying knew that only by completing Chu He’s orders could he receive the resources to make up for what he had just done.
On the back of the rainbow-colored bird.
“Xu Ning, you were so bold just now!” Zhang He was still feeling the lingering fear from Xu Ning’s counterattack.
If Xu Ning had been slower just now, he would have been left on the ship, unable to escape.
At that point, he would die.
“I was not bold…”
Xu Ning did not deliberately highlight his behavior just now. “The two of them were in the fifth stage of the dao realm, and they were injured by you previously, causing their strength to decrease. Therefore, I thought that if I can use my full strength and suddenly counterattack, they will definitely not react in time.”
“Although everything seemed dangerous, it was all part of my plan.”
Xu Ning’s words improved Duan Chaofeng and Zhang He’s impression of him.
Xu Ning did not deliberately describe the danger he was in.
This was extremely rare in Duan Chaofeng’s eyes.
When he was in the mansion, the people around him constantly wanted to show him what they had done, but Xu Ning did the opposite.
Mo Lan pursed her lips at the side.
She also saw Xu Ning’s performance just now. When comparing Xu Ning to her trusted subordinates who rebelled at the critical moment, Mo Lan felt a little uncomfortable.
Moreover, Mo Lan also knew that Xu Ning was the Sect Master of the Swallow Heron Sect. He had a feud with Cen Yumou and Liang Tingang. It could even be said that when the Swallow Heron Sect was destroyed, Mo Lan had indirectly influenced it.
“Duan Chaofeng, Xu Ning, you brought me with you to escape this time. Consider it as me owing you a favor.”
Mo Lan took the initiative to say, “If we can return to State Wansheng safely, I will definitely repay you.”
“No need for that.”
Duan Chaofeng’s tone was neither cold nor indifferent. “Let’s go back alive and talk later.”
Xu Ning glanced at Mo Lan without answering.
“They are closing in on us!”
At this moment, Zhang He saw gray shadows approaching in the distance.
It was the group of gray-robed pursuers.
Xu Ning’s expression changed slightly when he saw this.
“We have to speed up and shake them off!” Duan Chaofeng also took out a stimulating pill and gave it to the rainbow-colored bird. The situation was critical, so he couldn’t care less about the damage this stimulating pill would do to the rainbow-colored bird.
“There are three dao realm sixth stage masters, we are not their opponent!”
Zhang He looked worried.
Among the four of them, Xu Ning’s combat power was comparable to the peak of dao realm fifth stage, while Duan Chaofeng, even with a secret treasure, was only ordinary in the fifth stage of the dao realm. After all, he had just broken through to the fifth stage not long ago.
As for the remaining Princess Mo Lan, she was only in the core materialization realm and was the weakest.
If those people caught up to them, Zhang He would have to fight against them while also protecting Duan Chaofeng. This was simply unrealistic.
“Another thing, we will be flying out of the clear sky region in half an hour!”
Mo Lan said at this moment.
They were currently in the clear sky region, so the environment in the sky was relatively safe.
But if they flew out of the clear sky region, it would be extremely dangerous with dark clouds and lightning everywhere. Moreover, the further away they went out to the sea, the thinner the spiritual energy was, and the more energy they would consume in battle. This kind of circumstances was simply disadvantageous to them. ‘It is indeed quite troublesome…’
Xu Ning also realized the danger he was in.
‘However, if I can break through…’
Xu Ning’s eyes lit up.
If he could break through to the fifth stage of the dao realm, cleanse his inner core, and advance in quality, then with the help of the Wind Smoke Gourd, he would have the possibility of defeating three dao realm sixth stage masters. Xu Ning immediately checked the two storage rings.
‘The medicinal pills, spirit herbs and resources in these two storage rings contain about 5 million units of energy!’
Xu Ning was shocked.
Cen Yumou and Liang Tingang had brought a lot of sect resources, but now Xu Ning was the one benefiting from them.
“Your Highness, I want to enter my spatial secret treasure!” Xu Ning said, “I want to try breaking through to the core cleansing realm!”
“Trying to break through to the core cleansing realm?”
Duan Chaofeng and Zhang He looked at each other with strange expressions. It had only been a few months since Xu Ning broke through to the core materialization realm.
But he was already going to have another breakthrough in such a short time?
One had to consider that he was breaking through in the dao realm, not the mortal realm.
“Yes, I want to try.” Xu Ning didn’t seem overly confident. “Okay! Go in, I will guard the outside!”
Zhang He immediately said.
He knew very well that with Xu Ning’s foundation, once he broke through, his strength would definitely be comparable to a dao realm sixth stage.
If that was the case, even if those pursuing gray-robed men caught up with them, there was still room for maneuver.
Xu Ning said, “Then Brother Zhang, please help me protect this Hidden Moon Bead.” With that, Xu Ning entered the Hidden Moon Bead.
Zhang He put away the Hidden Moon Bead.
With the Hidden Moon Bead in Zhang He’s hands, it could be said that Xu Ning’s life was in Zhang He’s hands.
If Zhang He shattered the Hidden Moon Bead, Xu Ning would be swept into the spatial turbulence and be destroyed.
However, since Xu Ning dared to do this, he trusted Zhang He. After experiencing life and death together, Xu Ning had already seen through Zhang He’s character. This person was indeed reliable.
Inside the Hidden Moon Bead.
Xu Ning took out all the resources in the two storage rings. In Cen Yumou and Liang Tingang’s storage rings, in addition to medicinal pills, spirit herbs and resources, there were also some weapons, special artifacts, and so on.
One could easily form a middle-sized sect with these resources.
‘I have to absorb all this energy faster!’
Xu Ning immediately began to move.
Xu Ning had always been methodical when absorbing energy. He would carefully experience the pleasure of absorbing energy.
But this time, he was very efficient. He was constantly absorbing a large amount of medicinal pills at once.
The sound of the energy absorption notification echoed in Xu Ning’s ears.
Time slowly passed by. In just thirty minutes, Xu Ning absorbed a total of 4 million units of energy
This was the quickest Xu Ning had ever been when it came to absorbing energy.
Xu Ning’s energy reserves had reached 8.5 million units.
Xu Ning opened the Martial Arts Panel and clicked on the “+” sign next to the realm column.
Consume 8.5 million units of energy to advance your realm?
Yes / No
Xu Ning chose “Yes” without hesitation.
Afterwards, the inner core in Xu Ning’s body rotated frantically. The spiritual energy accumulated in his inner core began to cleanse his inner core over and over again. Once, twice, three times…
After cleansing sixty times, the cleansing of the inner core stopped.
Generally speaking, when an ordinary core materialization realm master advanced to the core core cleansing realm, their inner core would be cleansed about ten times. Those with deeper foundations would be cleansed twenty to thirty times, and very few would be cleansed forty times. But Xu Ning’s inner core had been cleansed sixty times!
Every time the inner core was cleansed, the effect would be much better.
The quality of Xu Ning’s inner core was difficult to compare on the same realm.
‘The next step is to advance to the core transformation realm. At that time, I can comprehend an origin technique!’
After advancing, Xu Ning didn’t have time to feel the pleasure of advancing. With a thought, he left the Hidden Moon Bead.
Xu Ning’s figure appeared in the outside world.
The moment he left the Hidden Moon Bead, a large amount of spiritual energy surged into Xu Ning’s body.
The spiritual energy in his inner core had been consumed when he advanced to the core cleansing realm, but now, it was quickly replenished.
After all, the Hidden Moon Bead was not a Small Tree World.
In the Small Tree World, the spiritual energy was even denser than in the outside world, but in the Hidden Moon Bead, the spiritual energy was so thin that it was negligible.
“Xu Ning, you’re out!”
Zhang He was surprised to see Xu Ning come out.
“You really advanced!”
Zhang He sensed that Xu Ning’s strength was already in the fifth stage of the dao realm, the core cleansing realm!