They were lucky enough to find a secret area in half a day. It was a secluded place, a pit. But the pit opening was very small. It was partially blocked by turf, and the opening could merely allow for one person to go through at a time.
Xuan Qi in the pit was rich, though thinner compared to that at the island. While the opening was narrow, the inside was spacious with a radius of nearly 400 meters. There was no treasure here, but the pit did contain some less distinct marks of Profound Meanings and nature’s rhythms.
“Here we go!”
Leng Wushang went in to have a look and then made the decision. After the ancient Inhibition Formations were trigged, the Forbidden Ground of Elder God went through tremendous changes. Many new secret areas would emerge and valued artifacts might show up. However, nobody dared to look for them at the moment. Life mattered more. They would rather find a place and just cultivate through the rest of the time here.
“I will go and disguise the opening.”
Leng Buji was a quiet man with few words. He rushed out at once and found some more turf to cover up the opening. In the Forbidden Ground of Elder God, psychic power was cut off and haze was everywhere. After being covered, the opening would not be noticed unless someone came close.
It was against Leng Wuxin and Lu Li’s wish to cultivate here as they were still trying to kill Leng Wushang. If they had to spend time here, they would find no more chance in the Forbidden Ground of Elder God.
Leng Wushang had more than a few valuables and Leng Buji had Quasi Relics as well. Lu Li and Leng Wuxin weren’t capable enough to kill two Human Sovereign Realm warriors just yet. One wrong move and they could be the ones killed by Leng Wushang.
But there was nothing they could say at the moment. They could not suggest looking for other secret areas. Leng Wushang and the others would refuse to wander around even if so advised.
Lu Li and Leng Wuxin bided for their time silently. Leng Buji came back after his work was done. He left a marking of the family outside so that Leng Tianba and Leng Wushuang could find the place should they be able to come out.
Of course, this was a long shot. They had already lost their hopes. Leng Wushang had decided to cultivate for 11 months here and then teleport out when the year was up.
Lu Li sat for a couple of hours, wondering but then started to cultivate. He could not just sit around and do nothing. The Profound Meaning he learned on that island was still yet to be comprehended. What was more, his Soul Shattering Skill needed to be improved.
The fact that he wasn’t able to kill Leng Wushuang in one move had let him sense danger. If he could increase vibration waves of strength and soul attacks to a few dozens respectively, he would have more confidence when killing a Human Sovereign Realm warrior.
Lu Li consumed some soul-nurturing elixirs and then began to cultivate Xuan Energy. In the meantime, he was also studying the Profound Meaning contained within the Soul Shattering Sill.
Leng Wuxin concentrated on cultivation soon. Leng Wushang had adjusted his mindset and Leng Buji was the first to cultivate. Only Leng Wumi was agitated and scared. It took her half a day to be able to cultivate.
The pit was dark. With the opening covered up, no trace of light was available in the pit. They couldn’t see each other and could only tell their existence by their breathing. But this was an enabling environment for cultivation. During cultivation, one should forget about all disturbances, everything happening outside and would have no sense of time passing.
It had been a month since they began to cultivate in here. It had been a peaceful month. Nothing happened outside and they felt time was flying by.
Lu Li stopped cultivation once to consume some energy pills, took a rest and then consume more soul-nurturing elixirs. He had made tremendous progress during the month. His Xuan Energy was growing fast and his Soul Pond was evolving. More importantly, his Soul Shattering Skill was enhanced.
The number of vibration waves from his strength had reached 50 and that of soul attach had reached 30. This was a formidable force. He could kill average warriors at the middle stage of the Human Sovereign Realm now.
The premise was that Lu Li must create a chance for a sneak attack. When Human Sovereign Realm warriors activated Force Field, Lu Li would be at his wit’s end. Besides, Human Sovereign Realm warriors could react very quickly. If they were to dodge and Lu Li couldn’t hit his enemy’s head, then all his effort would be in vain.
Leng Wuxin and Leng Wumi stopped cultivation once as well. The two sneaked out maybe for a bath or for nature’s calls. Leng Wushang and Leng Buji hadn’t paused for once.
Two months had passed since they came and Lu Li had become a bit impatient. If they were to cultivate in peace like this, the year would fly by very quickly.
Leng Wuxin had stated that some senior elderly warriors of the Leng Family planned to go to the Soul Prison of the Purgatory of Primordial Chaos. If he could not see Blood Emperor there, he would know that Lu Li was lying. Leng Family’s doubt toward Lu Li would be brought up again and Lu Li would have no more chance to approach Leng Wushang…
Overthinking was not going to get Lu Li anywhere. The main obstacle was his low realm. If his abilities could be improved by times, he could take down Leng Wushang and kill him by force. In that case, all the problems would be readily solved.
This time, Lu Li didn’t study the Soul Shattering Skill further. Instead, he shifted toward the Profound Meaning he picked up at that island.
He hadn’t scratched the surface of the Profound Meaning yet. Theoretically speaking, the Profound Meaning should be of a high level or else the introduction of it wouldn’t be so difficult.
Lu Li picked up the Profound Meaning when the Feather Wind blew past the island. Branches and leaves at that time danced in a special order, creating a unique track. Within the track contained an unusual rhythm. If Lu Li could master the rhythm, he would have gained a rudimentary knowledge of the Profound Meaning.
Lu Li kept recalling the moment when the Feather Wind was blowing and how the branches and leaves were moving. The view formed pictures in his mind and the tracks were in a variety of lines. Lu Li studied the pictures and the lines bit by bit, thought them over and over, and meditated…
He was trying to gain insight into God’s design!
But God’s design must not be revealed to mortal ears!
Lu Li believed in the old saying. He considered the unusual tracks the embodiment of so-called God’s design.
To be able to read God’s design would give him the capacity to leverage force in heaven and earth. One must try to read such design by himself and it could not be expressed by words, i.e. not to be revealed to mortal ears.
“The movement, the leaves, the order, what does it mean?”
Lu Li pondered about it. He had been thinking of it for a month but the effort yielded nothing. He wondered if he was aiming at the wrong direction.
“Branches, leaves? Is the Profound Meaning about wood? Should I not have studied the movement but the branches and leaves themselves?”
Lu Li was in deep thoughts. He decided to change course and then began to explore any possible wood-related Profound Meaning from the picture.
One day, three days and then 10 days!
Lu Li suddenly patted his head and yelled to himself, “No, I was wrong. This is not a Profound Meaning about wood. It is definitely about wind. It was a wrong direction. I shouldn’t have studied the movement of the branches and the leaves but…the movement of the Feather Wind! The track wasn’t there because of branches and leaves were moving. When the Feather Wind blew past the island, the wind changed its course and movement because of the Inhibition Formations on the island. The track was formed in this way. This is the Profound Meaning related to wind and it is contained in Feather Wind. I have thought about wrong. No wonder I haven’t made any progress by now!”
Lu Li was excited. He had been stuck in two wrong understandings, which was why he hadn’t learned the fundamentals after such a long time. This time, he was certain that he had stepped on the right course. Soon, he would be able to understand the Profound Meaning about wind.
What kind of Profound Meaning would it be? Which rank?
Lu Li was eager to find out.