Chapter 561: Meeting the Dao Ancestor

    Chapter 561: Meeting the Dao Ancestor

    Translator: CKtalon  Editor: CKtalon

    Green Touring Palace.

    "Senior Brother Qin."

    "Greetings, Senior Brother Qin."

    "Congratulations, Senior Brother Qin."

    As Qin Yun walked through Green Touring Palace, he met many Green Touring Palace disciples who greeted him respectfully and humbly. Many of them did not even dare say too much. As they knew that Qin Yun had become an Itinerant Immortal... they were afraid of crossing and infuriating him.

    Green Touring Palace had a rule.

    The Dao was without precedence; the accomplished came first!

    Disciples at the Skyimmortal level would uniformly address those with Golden Immortal Dao fruits as senior brothers and sisters!

    If they were strongest among all the disciples, they were the eldest senior brother or eldest senior sister!

    Therefore, even though Qin Yun was very young and had only been recently recruited into the Green Touring Palace, several Golden Immortal disciples had to address him as Senior Brother Qin! This was because Qin Yun had gained insights into a pinnacle Great Dao! Even Golden Immortal disciples that were his equal numbered fewer than twenty... In terms of offensive strength, as a sword immortal, Qin Yun was definitely ranked in the top few in Green Touring Palace.

    "This Senior Brother Qin of ours sure is impressive. How long has he cultivated? Yet, he managed to figure out a pinnacle Great Dao! What a pity that he has become an Itinerant Immortal."

    "Senior Brother Qin is a man who wears his heart on his sleeve. He was willing to sever his cultivation path for those mortals. I wouldn't be able to do that if I were in his shoes."

    "That's why Senior Brother Qin has what it takes to be famous in the Three Realms, while you are just a mere Skyimmortal."

    "By the way, according to Master's rules, as long as one attains a Golden Immortal Dao fruit... Master will bestow them with a gift! It's very common to gift a Connate Numinous treasure. However, Senior Brother Qin is someone who attained a pinnacle Great Dao. What do you think Master will give him?"

    "It would be normal to gift him two or three Connate Numinous treasures."

    "It's hard to say. Senior Brother Qin is an Itinerant Immortal. In slightly more than ten thousand years, he might... It wouldn't be very useful to bestow him with too much."

    Everyone was discussing in whispers.

    Meanwhile, Qin Yun had arrived outside Green Touring Palace's main palace.

    "Senior Brother Qin," the Dao Child outside received him with a smile.

    Qin Yun nodded and immediately walked in.


    The main palace was vast like the starry cosmos. There was no end in sight.

    A black-haired elder sat cross-legged on a floating cloud. He opened his eyes as he looked at Qin Yun with a conflicted expression. He could not help but shake his head gently. "Mortal children."

    "Master." Qin Yun was slightly taken aback.

    "I have been waiting all this while," said the black-haired elder. "I was waiting for a successor to inherit my Sword Dao. Your Eldest Senior Brother, Myriad Treasures, had cultivated in the Sword Dao and created the Five Elemental Sword Sutra. He had even presided over my Immortal Vanquishing Sword Array in the past... but he has long abandoned the Sword Dao and become a Buddhist. After all this years of waiting, I have finally awaited a successor, but you have ended up becoming an Itinerant Immortal."

    "Master, I'm sorry I disappointed you," said Qin Yun immediately.

    "It's not your fault. If not for your temperament, you might not have attained such a Sword Dao," said the black-haired elder. "However, as an Itinerant Immortal, your greatest calamity will be the twelfth tribulation for Itinerant Immortals about ten thousand years from now."

    Qin Yun nodded and immediately asked, "Master, do you have any means that could help an Itinerant Immortal survive the twelfth tribulation?"

    Since he had become an Itinerant Immortal...

    Qin Yun naturally wanted to give it a try. He wanted to know if he could survive the twelfth tribulation for Itinerant Immortals.

    "Before the Chaos developed, there was a Chaos Godfiend, Ze. He had attempted the path of the Itinerant Immortal. He was not alone. The reason is none other than that the Essence Souls of Itinerant Immortals can constantly be raised without their bodies! Ze was the strongest among them. He cultivated to the perfected Great Dao realm, and he was the only one who had encountered the twelfth tribulation for Itinerant Immortals," said the black-haired elder. "He failed to transcend it. When the Itinerant Immortal tribulation came, he immediately chose to self-destruct and undergo reincarnation. However, the Itinerant Immortal tribulation was too potent. It damaged the his soul down to its foundation, causing him to lose all his memories. There were no humans back then, so he reincarnated into a demon. He became the first sage of the ancient demons, Bai Ze. When the ancient demonic Heavenly Courts was toppled, he only had pinnacle Sagedemon strength, but now, he has re-cultivated to the perfected Sagedemon level. He protects many ancient demons."

    "Demon Emperor Bai Ze?" Qin Yun was enlightened.

    He only knew that a Chaos Godfiend had attempted to transcend the twelfth tribulation for Itinerant Immortals, but he had no idea who it was.

    It was news to Qin Yun that Demon Emperor Bai Ze, who was the supreme leader of the remnant ancient demons, was actually the reincarnation of the Chaos Godfiend, Ze.

    "He failed midway through the twelfth tribulation," said the Numinous Treasure Dao Ancestor. "Therefore, judging from his experience, your Sword Dao has to reach the perfected Golden Immortal realm if you wish to transcend the twelfth tribulation."

    "Secondly, it's best you nurture your Intrinsic Flying Sword as best as you can. Nurture it until it becomes a Intrinsic Connate Cardinal treasure, and perhaps, you will have a thirty percent chance of transcending the twelfth tribulation."

    Qin Yun nodded slightly.

    Connate Cardinal treasure...

    It represented the highest grade of Connate Numinous treasures. For instance, the legendary and famous Immortal Vanquishing Sword, Empyrean Seal, and the twenty-four Sea Calming Beads were Connate Cardinal treasures.

    "You made a very smart choice when you infused the merit into your flying sword. The more merit it has, the stronger your flying sword will be. It will also give you greater hopes of transcending the tribulations," said the Numinous Treasure Dao Ancestor.

    "I understand. However, all I have is a short ten thousand years to reach the perfected Golden Immortal realm. I even have to nurture an Intrinsic Connate Cardinal treasure," said Qin Yun. "It will truly be difficult."

    "Your Sword Dao foundations are extremely firm. It contains the three elements of Heaven, Earth, and Man," said Numinous Treasure Dao Ancestor. "You still have some hopes of attaining a perfect Great Dao."

    Qin Yun nodded.


    Those who attained Golden Immortal Dao fruits but had figured out the Great Dao of Fire or Decimation Great Dao, they would find it difficult to become pinnacle Golden Immortals! As for becoming a perfected Golden Immortal? It was only theoretically possible.

    In contrast, Qin Yun's Sword Dao foundations were extremely profound and robust. It was a pinnacle Great Dao upon formation! Once he figured out each of the Heaven, Earth and Man aspects, fusing them together would make it perfect!

    "Master, is there a thirteenth tribulation for Itinerant Immortals?" pressed Qin Yun.

    "That is unknown."

    The Numinous Treasure Dao Ancestor smiled. "For now, you should think about overcoming the twelfth tribulation first."

    "Yes." Qin Yun nodded slightly and did not think further.

    "You have to first enhance your Essence Soul. Raise it to the pinnacle Golden Immortal level. When it is as such, your cultivation speed with be tens of times faster than it presently is," said the Numinous Treasure Dao Ancestor. "Later, you will immediately enter seclusion in the Immortal Vanquishing Hall! Ponder over the Immortal Vanquishing Sword Array well. How much you figure out will depend on you. During your seclusion, you can also think about the treasure you want."

    "Anyone who attains a Golden Immortal Dao fruit will be bestowed treasures by me. Tell me what exactly you want after you exit seclusion."

    Qin Yun was placed in a dilemma.

    "What? Are you afraid you will be unable to enter your homeworld once your Essence Soul is enhanced?" asked the Numinous Treasure Dao Ancestor.

    "No." Qin Yun shook his head. "A powerful Essence Soul allows for quicker cultivation. I have to fight for that sliver of hope, so I naturally have to enhance my Essence Soul. However, before I do so, I have something I wish to do."

    "Oh?" The Heavenly Lord of Numinous Treasure looked at him.

    "I plan on wiping out the numerous fiendish nests in the dominions of the Three Realms," said Qin Yun. "Later, I'll enhance my Essence Soul before heading to the Immortal Vanquishing Hall for seclusion."

    "Wipe out the fiends' lairs?"

    The Heavenly Lord of Numinous Treasure was astonished as he looked at Qin Yun. "Disciple, the fiends have gone to great efforts to set up lairs in many dominions. Now, your strength allows you to tear through all those lairs located in Small Worlds. You will indeed bring benefits to numerous dominions. It's something of great merit; however, by destroying the fiendish setups in numerous dominions... Killing Star Destruction does not affect the fiends too adversely, but if you destroy their lairs across many dominions, the fiends would probably hate you to the bone. You have to think through things carefully!"

    Qin Yun said respectfully, "I will naturally make arrangements for my family before I do all of that. As for myself?"

    "The goal of my cultivation is happiness. I wish to have a clear conscience!"

    "If I am able to destroy the numerous fiendish nests in the various dominions, wreaking havoc on the long term plans of the fiends, I will eradicate misery for trillions of lives in the Three Realms. I feel that even if I were to die immediately, my entire life would be worth it!"

    "Other cultivators who have gained insight into a pinnacle Great Dao would have their Dharmic powers halt at the pinnacle Skyimmortal level. Their strength would be on par with Star Destruction, making it difficult for them to wipe out the numerous fiendish nests."

    "As for me, not only have I figured out a pinnacle Great Dao, but I am also a sword immortal. I wield an Intrinsic Connate Numinous treasure... This gives me the confidence to say that I can destroy the fiendish nests! Since I have that strength, I should do it."


    "I understand that attaining a perfected Great Dao in a short ten thousand years is an extremely difficult endeavor. The chances of transcending the tribulations of Itinerant Immortals are even slimmer," said Qin Yun earnestly. "Compared to living ignobly for ten thousand years, I might as well live through these next ten thousand years in happiness. If I can do this, no matter how much time passes, the fiends will remember my name. The Three Realms will probably forever remember the name Qin Yun."

    The Heavenly Lord of Numinous Treasure looked at his disciple and could sense the keenness that was rooted in him.

    As a sword of judgment, he was slaying all that was unjust!

    The Heavenly Lord of Numinous Treasure's eyes lit up.

    "Good!" The Heavenly Lord of Numinous Treasure gave a cry of approbation. Following that, he extended his hand and a sheathed divine sword appeared in it. The sword sheath's was deep green in color. It had lotus leaves and flowers patterns as it effused an aura of boundless vitality.

    "This is the first Connate Numinous treasure I received. Before the Chaos developed, I had relied on this to reign supreme." The Heavenly Lord of Numinous Treasure caressed the divine sword. "It is also my most beloved divine sword. It is also a Connate Cardinal treasure named the Qingping Sword. I'll temporarily lend it to you from today forth. You can return it to me in about ten thousand years."
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