Friday, 14 April 2017

Chapter 35 Five maps


 Chapter 35 Five maps
No matter how weak a weapon was,  having one more weapon meant one more assurance. That was why Chu Yunsheng needed bullets.

Yu Xiaohai was dazed for a second. In the beginning, he was just surprised to see that Chu Yunsheng took food out of nowhere. But when he understood what Chu Yunsheng meant, his eyes slowly turned red. It seemed like he was on the verge of crying.

If it wasn't Chu Yunsheng, he would have already lost his life. Now Chu Yunsheng even wanted to give him food.

He knew how important the food was at this time. He himself almost died for one biscuit.

“Chu, don't worry, I'll make sure that they give you the thing you need. I'll try to become stronger as well!”
 
Chu Yunsheng laughed. “don't be so serious, we are friends. I'm helping you now, because I hope you will be able to help me in the future. Go! don't waste time here!”

After Yu Xiaohai left, Chu Yunsheng closed the door. He needed to find out what was wrong with the ancient book and the pendant.

But when he tried to find the pendant, he noticed that the pendant was gone. He couldn't find it anywhere. It only left the chains that were originally holding the pendant.
Chu Yunsheng remembered clearly that he tied the pendant to the ancient book. But how come he could not find it now.

‘Did the book absorb it?’ He thought.

He looked at the ancient book again and noticed the cover of the book had changed.

Originally, it was just a plain grey color. Now, there seemed to be a map on it. Underneath the map, a few paragraphs of strange symbols gradually and slowly emerged.

It took Chu Yunsheng quite some time to finally and only roughly figured out what it meant.

The senior practitioner who was also the author of this book was dying because of a terrible injury when he was writing the book. He was being taken care of by the human tribes nearby at that time.

When he had predicted that after five thousand years, Tian Gui(sky Track) would return and the world would fall into endless chaos. He couldn't help but told the human tribes about the prediction.

The human tribes begged him for solutions when they understood what would happen. In order to repay what they did for him, the senior practitioner added all the skills he had learned throughout his entire life into the book, and passed the book to the human tribe.

He hoped that the book would follow the human tribe from places to places and generations to generations, and when Tian Gui returned, the person who had the book would be able to learn everything in the book.


The senior practitioner had also stored his lifetime collections and treasures in one place before he died.

In case of his treasures were discovered too early, the senior practitioner separated the map into five pieces, and gave them to five different tribes.

Once the Sky Track returned, it would unleash Heaven and Earth Yuan Qi, and once the book absorbed the Heaven and Earth Yuan Qi, it would be activated, and only then, the book would be able to help the book owner to find the maps.

The maps were sealed in five jades. Once they were near the book, the book would signal the book owner the exact location of them.

This senior practitioner also wrote that originally, he planned to use incantations to hide the maps inside the book, and the incantation would be automatically activated after five thousand years. It would save the time and reduce the risk of losing the maps.

However, at that time the Sky Track had already been sealed. He was also heavily injured and could not restore his Ling Qi. That was why that he couldn't cast any incantations. He could barely use his remaining Ling Qi to seal the maps inside five jades.

He also urged that whoever had the book five thousand years later needed to find his collections and treasures as soon as possible. Otherwise, once Tian Wai Xie Mo which was the great devil from outer space arrived at the earth, with the human’s cultivation speed, they would not stand a chance of fighting it.

There were still a few more paragraphs after this. But Chu Yunsheng couldn't figure it out what it meant. However, just with this bit of information, it was already scary enough!

‘Tian Wai Xie Mo? What is that?’ Chu Yunsheng knew it was not the insects because the book had descriptions about the insect. They were just beasts from different dimensions. Those symbols that the senior practitioner used to describe "Tian Wai Xie Mo" were entirely different. This was something that he was sure of.

‘Maybe some creatures even more powerful.’ Chu Yunsheng thought. Ancient people and modern people often have different views on the same thing, sometimes it could be very misleading. Dark energy and Yuan Qi was one of example.

Chu Yunsheng thought about that he could barely fight with a small number of red-shelled insects, but if the creature that was so powerful that even the powerful senior practitioner considered it as the great devil, how strong could it be?

One hand he rejoiced in secret at such a stroke of luck that he had the book, but on the other hands, he was scared of an unknown devil.

Who was this senior practitioner?

What was Ling Qi, was it not Yuan Qi?

And if he was so powerful, what could injure him?

Was it something even more terrifying?

Where could he find the rest of the four maps?

What should he do now?

One question after another question, Chu Yunsheng could not stop thinking, but he also could not get an answer.

Maybe he was secretly satisfied with what he could do before in the apocalypse, but now it completely destroyed his confidence! He just found out how small and weak he still was!

Luckily he still had some time left, although it was not a lot, it didn’t mean that he did not have hope at all. Otherwise, the senior practitioner would not leave everything to him!

But in such a big world, where could he find the rest of the four maps?

Chu Yunsheng still did not have any clue, so he stopped thinking about it. His priority right now was to become stronger. Otherwise, if the maps were held by someone who was stronger than him, he would not be able to get them at all.

When he was about to store the book, surprisingly, the ancient book once again glowed in the dark.

‘Perhaps it just fully absorbed the first map.’ Chu Yunsheng thought.

And then, he began to notice that the ancient book started to absorb a tremendous amount of Heaven and Earth Yuan Qi around him like the last time, it stirred up all the Heaven and Earth Yuan Qi in the entire three-dimensional space. He immediately sat down and started to practice his cultivation while holding the ancient book in his chest.

It was only around 30 second, but Chu Yunsheng was shocked to find out he had already restored six units of Yuan Qi. It was equivalent to the amount he had to non-stop practice cultivation cycles for 73 hours!

All he could think of at that moment was that how powerful the senior practitioner must have been!

Unfortunately, he could only come across such opportunity serendipitously, there was no way for him to control or predict it.

Chu Yunsheng could not hold his excitement. Earlier on, he was worried that he only had one unit of Yuan Qi left. But now, the problem was solved all of sudden. Although it was an accident, he was still happy about it.

Plus what he had before, now he had up to 7 units of Yuan Qi. Chu Yunsheng needed to plan his action more carefully this time. It was almost time for the retreat, if he did not have a few absorption talismans as backups he would not feel safe at all.

He needed to keep 6 units of Yuan Qi to make a level-two absorption talisman, so he could only use one unit of Yuan Qi to defend himself. But he also had four insect’s bodies. One absorption talisman was able to convert and stored 6 red shelled insect’s fire elemental energy, So he needed to have two more insect’s bodies to make a full flame patterned absorption talisman.

Because of the dangerous situations he had encountered in the past, he had to use many uncompleted absorption talismans. But now, he did not want to waste it anymore. With Yu Xiaohai’s help, he would be able to kill one, and Yu Xiaohai would be able to help him freeze one. But they needed to hurry up collecting two insect’s bodies and preparing absorption talisman as soon as possible.

Having decided what he needed to do, Chu Yunsheng quickly packed up everything and went upstairs to look for Yu Xiaohai. The night was still long, and anything could happen, so he should not waste the time here.

Chu Yunsheng had not yet reached the roof, but he could already hear the voice coming from the upstairs.

“Young man, 10 bullets for one cookie is our bottom line!” it was Gu Liming, the Captain who Chu Yunsheng did not like the most.

2 comments:

  1. I'm a new reader of your website and I like your translation, keep it this way

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