Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Heaven never let the faithful seeker down. Mo Wen sacrificed three days and three nights of sleep to finally concoct a batch of Vigor Cultivating Pills that produced four pills.
The quantity produced was less than expected. According to Mo Wen’s ability in his past lifetime and his experience in concocting, a batch of Vigor Cultivating Pills could produce at least eight pills. The maximum quantity that a batch had ever produced was 13. However, under the present conditions, a batch that could produce four pills was considered relatively good.
With Vigor Cultivating Pills, Mo Wen would be able to go into seclusion and attempt to increase his Cultivation by a level before his agreement with Wang Yinru began. It would be best if his Cultivation could reach the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm.
With his cultivation at the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm and the overlapping of three Inner Qis in the body, he would be able to fight if he encountered an ancient martial art practitioner in the intermediate stage of the Embryonic Breathing realm.
The time flew, and a month passed by in the blink of an eye. Mo Wen had practiced hard for a month, but unfortunately he didn’t break through to the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm.
It was not that the efficacy of the Vigor Cultivating Pill was not strong enough, it was that Mo Wen’s case was too special. Under normal circumstances, a Vigor Cultivating Pill was able to let an ancient martial art practitioner in the later stage of the Qi Nucleation realm break through to the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm with a 100 percent success rate. After all, a Vigor Cultivating Pill claimed to be the pill that could increase the Cultivation of an ancient martial art practitioner by 20 years.
However, Mo Wen’s situation was special, as he had just broken through to the later stage of the Qi Nucleation realm recently and was unstable in that realm. The difficulty level of breaking through again to the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm within a short period of time would naturally be multiplied.
Moreover, Mo Wen was practicing not just one martial arts method, but three martial arts methods simultaneously. Hence, the level of difficulty in his practice was equivalent to many times that of another person, even dozens of times.
For instance, in terms of the accumulation of Inner Qi, one Vigor Cultivating Pill was enough for a normal ancient martial art practitioner. However, Mo Wen was practicing three martial arts methods simultaneously and needed an accumulation of Inner Qi which was almost more than five to six times that of a normal ancient martial art practitioner. Hence, the effect of a Vigor Cultivating Pill was naturally not as obvious.
With a month, Mo Wen had taken two Vigor Cultivating Pills but was still unable to break through to the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm.
Of course, although he didn’t break through to the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm, his Cultivation did increase quite a bit. He was no longer at the beginning level in the later stage of the Qi Nucleation realm but was reaching the pinnacle of the later stage of the Qi Nucleation realm, and was a hair’s breadth away from the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm.
Perhaps in a short period of time, when the two Vigor Cultivating Pills had completely dissolved in his body, he would possibly be able to break through to the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm.
Furthermore, during the month of seclusion, Mo Wen had also mastered all the ranked martial arts of the Dafang Sect. All of them were in the refined rank category and were not difficult to practice. Of course, compared to those martial arts of the Dafang Sect, Mo Wen had been more interested in the Cold Ice Domain from the beginning.
After parting with Wang Yinru, she had given him the practice method of the Dafang Sect’s martial arts as well as the Cold Ice Domain. The Cold Ice Domain was the remuneration of their agreement, while giving him the Dafang Sect’s martial arts was naturally so he could impersonate the younger generation of the Wang Clan.
One afternoon, Mo Wen and Qin Xiaoyou were strolling hand in hand in the school compound.
After a long silence, Qin Xiaoyou looked at Mo Wen and asked, “Are you leaving?”
Mo Wen nodded. “Uh-huh.”
“For how long?”
“Don’t know. At most, a month.” Mo Wen also didn’t know how many days he would need for this trip to the Dafang Sect.
Qin Xiaoyou pursed her lips and said, smiling, “Then, I will wait for you in school.”
She was already very satisfied that Mo Wen could accompany her for an entire month.
“Don’t leave the school.”
That night, Mo Wen left the school and went alone to Wang Yinru’s agreed location to meet her. A month had passed, and he didn’t know if she had broken through to the Embryonic Breathing realm. If there was an expert in the Embryonic Breathing realm in charge, this trip to the Dafang Sect would naturally be more relaxed.
Yandang Mountain was situated in the eastern part of Hua Xia Country. It was one of the well-known mountains in the eastern part of the country and had attracted a great number of tourists for sightseeing.
One day, on the pinnacle of the sacred peak in a northern scenic spot of Yandang Mountain, a youngster with a backpack and a sunhat climbed easily to the top of the mountain. He found a piece of clean rock and laid on it.
There were not many tourists at the top of the mountain, so nobody paid attention to his weird behavior.
After waiting for two hours, a beautiful woman with a slender figure dressed in cool summer attire with a pair of high heel sandals and a pair of sunglasses, clutched a small bag on her shoulder and walked over. Along the way, she drew the attention of many people. After all, some had had never seen a beautiful woman who was all dressed up on top of the mountain.
Who would climb to the top of the mountain in high-heeled shoes?
That beautiful woman walked in front of Mo Wen, who was laying on the rock, and said with a grin, “Hi handsome, are you interested in viewing the flowers and appreciating the moon together while talking about life?”
This beautiful woman was none other than Wang Yinru. She had arrived a few hours earlier than Mo Wen and had been waiting for him at the top of the mountain. After that, she realized something was wrong, as she had waited for four to five hours. Reasonably speaking, Mo Wen should also have been there, so why hadn’t he looked for her?
She had gone around the top of the mountain quizzically for a while. As a result, she found Mo Wen laying on a piece of rock, sleeping like he had been there for a long time. He was obviously waiting for her to find him. Wang Yinru was angry yet amused. This b*stard simply didn’t want to be disadvantaged at all.
Mo Wen took the sunhat off his head lazily and cast a strange look at Wang Yinru. Her appearance at this moment compared to how she usually looked in the Huatian Palace… the style was just way too different.
“Your attire is very fashionable.” Mo Wen curled the corners of his mouth. Women, regardless of age, loved to appear beautiful.
“What? Could I be a hick in your eyes? Let me tell you, no matter what, I used to be a fair, rich, and beautiful girl.” Wang Yinru snorted softly and pretended to stroke her hair charmingly.
Mo Wen laughed and said, “You already said it was before. Now you are already in the mother category.”
It was a taboo to tell a woman that she was old, and Mo Wen obviously had violated the taboo. Wang Yinru’s smile was wiped away instantly, and she stared at Mo Wen angrily. “Little b*stard, you seem very idle. Could you be climbing to the top of the mountain just to sleep?”
“I just reached the top of the mountain, and I was a little tired, so I rested a bit. I was about to look for you,” Mo Wen replied with a hollow laugh.
“So now you have rested enough? Come down immediately since you have rested. Oh, that’s right, you are my son now so remember to call me mom later. Good son. Let me hear you calling me mom.”
Wang Yinru began to take the opportunity to get revenge on Mo Wen. Tell her that she was too old? Seriously, it couldn’t be condoned.
“You are thinking too much.” Mo Wen rolled his eyes. Wang Yinru’s mental age was at most the same as his, so for him to accept her as a mother, one might as well ask him to kill himself with tofu. Moreover, a mother could be acknowledged that casually? Impersonating her son occasionally was already his bottom line.
“Anyway, you are my son now.” Wang Yinru snorted.
“If there is no serious matter and you are merely spouting nonsense, I am leaving.” Mo Wen raised his brows with a look like he was ready to leave. Anyway, he had already practiced the Cold Ice Domain, so he didn’t really care if he was going to the Dafang Sect to fight for the sect leader’s position. After all, whether he would get that position was still an unknown.
“Little b*stard! Could you not be so shameless?” Wang Yinru wished she could flush Mo Wen’s brain down the toilet in a classic burning of one’s bridges to get rid of someone after use.
“Then may I ask beautiful lady Wang to mind your words. No matter what, I am still considered to be a gentleman and also have some credibility,” Mo Wen said earnestly.
“Stop talking nonsense. Follow me.” Wang Yinru pulled Mo Wen off the rock rudely, and her face turned a little serious. They walked to a quiet, deserted area.
“The Dafang Sect is in Yandang Mountain, but it is very difficult for normal people to find the location of the Dafang Sect. Tomorrow will be the Dafang Sect’s sect leader selection. By then, a fight will be inevitable there.”
Wang Yinru looked at the deep end of the sea of clouds in the Yandang Mountain range while a sense of somberness flashed in her eyes.
“Have you broken through to the Embryonic Breathing realm?” Mo Wen glimpsed at Wang Yinru while curiosity flashed in his eyes. Judging from the aura of her body, it was definitely the Embryonic Breathing realm, so Mo Wen’s insight was indeed quite good. However, how had this woman broken through to the Embryonic Breathing realm within a month? Under normal circumstances, it was almost impossible.
Mo Wen had the supply of Vigor Cultivating Pills, yet he couldn’t break through from the later stage of the Qi Nucleation realm to the pinnacle within a month, not to mention breaking through to the Embryonic Breathing realm.
“Uh-huh, I had breakthrough.” A radiance flashed in Wang Yinru’s eyes as her body’s aura became stronger. Even if this trip to the Dafang Sect was a failure, she wanted to make a big scene.
“Then, let’s go.” Mo Wen nodded stoically. Since Wang Yinru had broken through to the Embryonic Breathing realm, their combined strength had undoubtedly increased quite a lot. That Dafang Sect was neither a dragon’s chasm nor a tiger’s lair. They could indeed try to intrude.
“Don’t you worry. Although we only have the two of us, we won’t be isolated without assistance. Although the Wang Clan’s influence in the Dafang Sect was completely wiped out that year, the Dafang Sect is not ruled solely by Jiang Clan’s influence. There are three other clans. Those three clans had a good relationship with the Wang Clan that year, and because the Jiang Clan monopolized the sect and affected the other three clans’ interests, it has not been on good terms with the other three clans’ influences. However, due to the Jiang Clan’s great strength, the other clans have not revealed this yet.”
The year before the Wang Clan was annihilated, the Dafang Sect had always been controlled by the five big aristocratic families. Though there were strong and weak ones among the five, under the checks and balances of the families, having an especially strong clan wouldn’t have caused much effect.
However, after the Wang Clan was annihilated, the situation changed drastically as the Jiang Clan began to supplant the other three clans and monopolize the sect.
“How are the strengths of the three clans?” Mo Wen asked.
“Compared to the Jiang Clan, way too weak.” Wang Yinru furrowed her brows. The three clans’ influences were not as great as before due to the Jiang Clan’s constant suppression while using the Dafang Sect’s resources to become stronger and richer.
“Among the three experts of the Embryonic Breathing realm in the Dafang Sect, two of them are members of the Jiang Clan, and the other one is the old clan leader of the Zhou Clan. However, after the Wang Clan was annihilated, that old fellow no longer controlled any matters in the clan and the sect. He normally leads a secluded life and rarely shows himself.”
Wang Yinru knew that the Zhou Clan’s old clan leader was probably afraid to follow in the Wang Clan’s footsteps, so he didn’t control any matters in the clan and sect. Hence, he had remained in seclusion for the past ten plus years.