Chapter 1284: Search

Enigma Palace, Heavenly Secrets Dao residence.


Two figures flashed—Heavenly Secrets had brought Immortal Sword back to his Dao residence.


Immortal Sword’s face was pale as he panted slightly. His eyes were filled with endless hatred as he grit his teeth. “Desolate Martial! I’m irreconcilable with you!”


Although he was saved by Heavenly Secrets this time round, his Essence Spirit was injured!


It was extremely difficult to recover from injuries to the Essence Spirit.


Even with Sword Sect’s foundation, they did not have miraculous elixirs similar to the Nine Revolutions Soul Return Elixir.


Initially, his plan to kill the Asura this time round would have definitely succeeded. To think that everything would be spoiled by a mere Dao Lord Desolate Martial!


Heavenly Secrets said indifferently, “Actually, you don’t have to be overly indignant. At the very least, the Asura is crippled and your goal can be considered accomplished.”


“That’s right, that sl*t, Qin Pianran, is dead too!”


Immortal Sword nodded.


Pausing for a moment, he turned and asked, “Brother Heavenly Secrets, do you have the Nine Revolutions Soul Return Elixir? If you do, I can help you obtain any treasure you want in exchange!”


“Sorry.”


Heavenly Secrets smiled apologetically.


Immortal Sword’s gaze dimmed and his expression darkened once more.


There was a fleeting hint of mockery in the depths of Heavenly Secrets’s eyes.


Even if he had the Nine Revolutions Soul Return Elixir, he would definitely not hand it over to Immortal Sword, let alone the fact that he did not have one with him!


At most, the two of them were just making use of one another.


Furthermore, Immortal Sword was a narrow-minded and ungrateful person. Even if he was given the Nine Revolutions Soul Return Elixir, he would not remember this favor!


What happened to Qin Pianran?


She was still killed mercilessly in the end!


Dao Lord Cloud Rain had known him for so many years and was schemed against by him, resulting in his death.


A moment later, Immortal Sword asked in a seemingly casual manner, “By the way, how did you arrive so coincidentally, Brother Heavenly Secrets?”


“Initially, there was no mistake in my divination for your trip and I did not follow along,”


Heavenly Secrets said, “However, not long after, I divined once more and discovered that the trajectory of this matter had suddenly turned blurry.”


“I realized that something might have happened and made a move immediately.”


Although Heavenly Secrets still had a warm expression and explained patiently, he sneered internally.


He could tell that Immortal Sword already bore some resentment towards him!


Immortal Sword continued, “Brother Heavenly Secrets, Desolate Martial’s combat strength was already weakened after he expended his stamina and released Essence Spirit secret skills consecutively! Why didn’t you take advantage of that rare opportunity to kill him?”


“I can’t kill him,”


Heavenly Secrets was still not impatient in the slightest as he shook his head. “Indeed, I can defeat Desolate Martial with ease given my capabilities. However, it’s impossible to kill him.”


“Desolate Martial knows many escape techniques. If he sees that something is amiss and uses his escape techniques to flee, I won’t be able to catch up to him either.”


“Furthermore, Desolate Martial already noticed my existence beforehand. His senses are way too sharp!”


Bang!


Immortal Sword slammed his fist heavily on the stone table beside him to vent the rage in his heart. Gritting his teeth, he said, “It’s probably going to be extremely difficult to kill Desolate Martial now that this opportunity was missed!”


“Desolate Martial cultivated three Heaven and Earth Dharma Characteristics and each of them is 87 feet tall. However, he’s merely at the mid-stage Dharma Characteristic realm.”


“Once he enters the Conjoint Body realm, only a Mahayana Patriarch will be able to suppress him!”


The Conjoint Body realm was to fuse Heaven and Earth Dharma Characteristics into one’s body.


If Desolate Martial were to advance to the Conjoint Body realm and fused with the three Heaven and Earth Dharma Characteristics he cultivated, what would happen to his combat strength?


Heavenly Secrets was in no hurry nor frustrated when he heard Immortal Sword’s grumble. He said indifferently, “There might be a chance.”


“Oh?”


Immortal Sword raised his brow and asked, “Why do you say that?”


Heavenly Secrets replied, “The fight for the Dharma Characteristic Ranking comes up in a hundred years’ time.”


“You mean to say…”


Immortal Sword fell into deep thought and pondered for a moment before shaking his head. “What sort of a chance is that? Given Desolate Martial’s current combat strength, he’s enough to become the number one of the Dharma Characteristic Ranking!”


“Furthermore, Desolate Martial has a Mahayana Patriarch backing him. Given the grandeur of the Dharma Characteristic Ranking, there’s no guarantee that this Patriarch won’t appear. At that time, who would dare to touch him?”


Heavenly Secrets smiled indifferently. “According to my calculations, that person from Dragon Burial Valley will definitely not live for more than a hundred years!”


Immortal Sword shook his head. “Even so, the four unorthodox groups, Snowdrift Valley, Dapamkara Monastery and some other super sects are on good terms with him. It’s impossible for us to kill Desolate Martial in front of everyone.”


Previously, their super sects could even claim that Desolate Martial was a fiend demon and attempt to kill him openly under the guise of slaying demons.


But now, that reason has become a joke.


Immortal Sword continued, “Furthermore, given Desolate Martial’s capabilities, even Conjoint Body Mighty Figures won’t be able to stop him if he wanted to escape.”


“Just wait, the chance will definitely come,”


Heavenly Secrets narrowed his eyes and said meaningfully.


Right then, his expression changed. As though he sensed something, he waved his sleeves and the doors of the Dao residence opened as a messenger spirit crane flew in.


The messenger crane looked extremely sinister with ghastly green eyes.


“One of the nine races, the Witch race?”


Immortal Sword frowned slightly.


Only the Witch race possessed a spirit crane as such!


Heavenly Secrets said something to the spirit crane and returned it.


Before long, a few cultivators in green robes and wide hoods arrived at the entrance of Heavenly Secrets’s Dao residence.


“Elder Wu Xie, it’s my honor. Please forgive me for not welcoming you earlier,”


Heavenly Secrets cupped his fists with a smile.


“You’re too kind, Fellow Daoist Heavenly Secrets.”


The green-robed cultivator in the lead said slowly. He removed the hood on his head and revealed a skinny, old face. His hair was thin and his eyes were green.


“This is Immortal Sword. He was once the t.i.tular disciple of Sword Sect and now, he’s already at the Conjoint Body realm. This is Elder Wu Xie of the Witch race.”


Heavenly Secrets gave a brief introduction of both parties.


“I’ve heard a lot about you,”


Wu Xie smiled gently and his eyes flickered. Suddenly, he said, “Fellow Daoist Immortal Sword’s Essence Spirit seems to be injured.”


“Elder, you are sharp,”


Immortal Sword’s expression darkened as he said hatefully, “To be honest, I was ambushed by my enemies and my Essence Spirit was injured!”


He was not willing to lose face by telling the actual truth that he lost to a Dharma Characteristic Dao Lord in an Essence Spirit fight.


“Elder Wu Xie, why are you here?”


Heavenly Secrets did not bother to exchange pleasantries with Wu Xie and asked straightforwardly.


“I want you to help me look for someone.”


Wu Xie said in a deep voice.


“There are many secret skills in the Witch race and many methods of divining how to locate someone. Why would you look for me?” Heavenly Secrets chuckled without commenting.


“I did use the secret skills of the Witch race, but I couldn’t find him,”


Wu Xie shook his head.


“Oh?”


Heavenly Secrets narrowed his eyes and asked, “What’s the background of someone who can’t be found even by the secret skills of the Witch race?”


“To be precise, he’s not human,”


Wu Xie flipped his palm and a black scale appeared.


“What is this?”


Immortal Sword frowned slightly.


The black scale emitted an extremely terrifying aura that resembled demonic qi but was different at the same time.


Fiend demon?


What fiend demon was worthy of the Witch race mobilizing such a large force such that they would even seek out Enigma Palace?


Sweeping his gaze, Heavenly Secrets received the scale with a grim expression. After staring at it for a while, his expression changed as he exclaimed, “A primordial taboo!”

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