Chapter 339: Black Fire Pulls the Space Open
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Di Jiu looked at the Dao fire on his waist after carrying Mo Yuxuan on his back.
He had transmitted an instruction to the Dao fire, but, unfortunately, the Dao fire was unable to instruct him on the direction of the exit.
Di Jiu knew that there should still be some quality items within the Sky Screen Pit. However, he was not in the mood to continue staying there, as Mo Yuxuan was severely injured and needed to be treated as soon as possible.
His current Spiritual Force was a level-three Immortal Force and now had a range of one million feet. However, the difference between one million feet and one thousand feet was null there.
Di Jiu’s Spiritual Force landed inside the Quintessential World. Little Tree’s improvement in cultivating had been significant ever since it had started to use the immortal crystal recently. It was now a level-nine demon tree, while Black Fire was a perfected level-ten demon insect. At the moment, Black Fire was staring at Little Tree as the latter was practicing alchemy. The former was giving out pointers occasionally.
Little Tree had no choice but to listen to Black Fire, despite the fact that Black Fire’s words were very hard to understand. This was because the flame Little Tree was using belonged to Black Fire.
The condition Black Fire had set in order to lend its flame to Little Tree was that the latter would listen to it.
Di Jiu knew that Black Fire was not versed in alchemy, so he called both the demon tree and Black Fire out.
“Big Brother, I can already refine grade-seven elixirs!” shouted Little Tree immediately the moment it was out in order to show that it had lived up to Di Jiu’s expectations.
Black Fire, who was standing at the side, sneered. “This is the Immortal World. Grade-seven elixirs, which are used in the Cultivation World, are useless here. I sensed the aura of the Heavenly Fire Spirit here…”
Black Fire was very sensitive to flames, so he had been able to sense the aura of the Heavenly Fire Spirit instantly.
“The Dao fire used the Heavenly Fire Spirit to transcend nirvana. There’s no hope for you.” Di Jiu burst Black Fire’s bubble without hesitation. After stopping Little Tree before it could mock Black Fire, he added, “I’m currently trapped inside this Sky Screen Pit with no way out. Do any of you have a solution to this predicament?”
Little Tree’s Spiritual Force swept out. Then, it said with a bitter expression, “The aura here is similar. I can’t find the right direction.”
Black Fire sniffed the surroundings and said, “Big Brother, I’ve an idea. Unfortunately, my cultivation level is still too low. I will be able to tear space apart once I become an immortal demon…”
Di Jiu stared at Black Fire in shock and asked in disbelief after a long moment, “Black Fire, did you just say that you could rip space apart?”
Black Fire rolled his eyes arrogantly. “Of course. Who do you think I am…”
Little Tree extended a branch out and slapped Black Fire on its head. Black Fire immediately turned its head and glared angrily at Little Tree. “What are you doing?”
The Tiny Tree Root had been able to use its branch to hit Black Fire only because the latter had been showing off.
“Is this how you speak to Big Brother?” challenged Little Tree with a righteous expression.
Black Fire seemed to also sense that it was being too arrogant, so it hastily said, “Big Brother, that was not my intention.”
Di Jiu did not take such things to heart. Thus, he asked in astonishment, “Black Fire, are you sure that you could tear open space?”
Black Fire nodded its head. “That’s right. I could indeed rip space open.”
“Do you know what your original form was?” asked Di Jiu. He vaguely sensed that Black Fire did not have a simple origin.
Black Fire rubbed its head with its front legs. “I don’t know. I awakened this supernormal ability when I attained the perfected level-ten rank. Even if I could advance and become a level-one immortal demon, I could tear the space of the same plane open…”
“What do you mean?” asked Di Jiu in confusion.
“Unfortunately, I could not rip open the space linking two planes. For example, I could rip apart the space here to move to another place, no matter the distance, so long as the starting point and the destination belong to the same plane,” said Black Fire in embarrassment.
“This is a spatial supernormal ability…” said Di Jiu in pleasant surprise.
He was certain that this was a spatial supernormal ability, one that belonged innately to Black Fire.
“Black Fire, what method did you say you possess that could allow you to become an immortal demon?” asked Di Jiu urgently.
Black Fire pointed at the place where the Heavenly Fire Spirit had disappeared. “If I devoured the Heavenly Fire Spirit, I could easily join the ranks of immortal demons. Now, however…”
“The Dao fire used the Heavenly Fire Spirit to transcend nirvana. What about this instead?” Di Jiu took out a red cocoon which looked like half an eggshell.
Black Fire instantly landed on the red cocoon and said excitedly, “This is okay, Big Brother! This is the Heavenly Fire Cocoon, the best material for transcending nirvana. It is sufficient to help me become an immortal demon…”
Di Jiu hurriedly took out a pile of immortal crystals and threw them beside the red cocoon. “Black Fire, quickly cultivate and advance. I will guard you. If the immortal crystals are insufficient, I have more here.”
Black Fire’s way of cultivating was similar to how the Dao fire had transcended nirvana. The red cocoon transformed into sand before it was absorbed by Black Fire.
Di Jiu could feel Black Fire’s aura soar rapidly, just like the Dao fire nirvana transcendence. However, there was also a demon aura around now.
The immortal crystals exploded one after another as the Immortal Spirit Qi released was absorbed by Black Fire.
Only slightly more than 10 days had passed, when terrifying Thunder Tribulation streaks exploded above their heads without a warning and surged at Black Fire.
Di Jiu knew that Black Fire had to be a fire-element demon insect, so he thought that Black Fire would spit out a flame barrier to fend off the thunder streaks. However, contrary to Di Jiu’s expectations, Black Fire opened his mouth and swallowed all the thunder streaks.
Black Fire’s aura exploded exponentially. Di Jiu personally was also a cultivator who had transcended a Perfected Immortal Thunder Tribulation, so he knew that these were signs that Black Fire was about to become an immortal demon. He was delighted, for he would be able to witness the supernormal ability Black Fire possessed to rip space open once Black Fire successfully became an immortal demon.
The demon tree, who was standing aside, looked at Black Fire enviously. It knew that the most it could do was look on and turn green with envy.
Black Fire might currently be a level-ten demon beast, while it was a level-nine demon beast. However, their potentials were worlds apart.
The reason why Black Fire was a level-ten demon beast was because level ten was the maximum in the Quintessential World. On the other hand, it was at level nine because that was the highest level it could attain.
It had benefited from the large amounts of Spirit Stones, spirit meridians and the Herb King Spirit Meridian Di Jiu carried inside his ring. Now, there were also immortal crystals around. It could possibly not even have reached level four without the aid of these items.
Little Tree would be left in the dust in the future once Black Fire became an immortal demon.
When the Thunder Tribulation was over, Black Fire easily became a level-one immortal demon. Its Demon Essence had almost been completely converted.
“Big Brother, I’m now a level-one immortal demon. All my Demon Essence would have completed its conversion if it hadn’t been for the fact that the Immortal Spirit Qi here is slightly inferior…” said Black Fire excitedly.
It had been a level-ten demon beast, yet it had been unable to advance while it had stayed in the Quintessential World. It had almost been bored to death.
Black Fire had grown to the size of a soccer ball. Although its entire body remained pitch-black, there was a tinge of red on its head. Its four legs had also thickened considerably.
Di Jiu, who was puzzled, asked, “Black Fire, I still have the other half of the red cocoon with me. Why do you not want it?”
Black Fire looked at Mo Yuxuan, whom Di Jiu was carrying on his back, and said hesitantly, “Sister-in-law should have been burned by the Heavenly Fire Spirit. Even if a top-notch immortal pill was found in the future to heal her injuries, she would need the Heavenly Fire Spirit’s cocoon to be able to rebuild her physical body and attain a Nirvana Immortal Body. Otherwise, it would be difficult for her to recover completely…”
Di Jiu asked in pleasant surprise, “Black Fire, are you saying that Junior Sister Mo simply needs the remaining half of the cocoon so that her physical body can transcend nirvana?”
“Immortal pills need to be used to heal her injuries before any attempts to let her physical body transcend nirvana can be made…” Black Fire explained hastily.
“Good. You’re good.” Di Jiu tapped Black Fire’s little head.
Black Fire was very happy when it sensed Di Jiu’s satisfaction. Thus, it hurriedly said, “Let me attempt to rip the space open.”
“Yes, yes…” Di Jiu was simply too happy. At least he had found the second step to curing Mo Yuxuan.
Di Jiu looked at the thin, small claws of Black Fire and assumed that Black Fire would tear the space open by biting it. He thought he had read an introduction about a divine beast before in the Book of the World. That beast could swallow space by biting.
Di Jiu did not expect that Black Fire would lift two of its claws instead and make a pulling motion towards the space.
It seemed like a stone had been thrown into a peaceful lake, for ripples of spatial fluctuations suddenly appeared. A black spatial rift that exuded a mysterious, esoteric spatial aura appeared in front of Di Jiu.
Di Jiu was extremely pleased that Black Fire could really tear space apart.
Black Fire said, “Big Brother, I saw two high-grade immortal meridians…”
As it spoke, Black Fire pulled apart the space further and the spatial aura became denser.
Di Jiu took Black Fire and Little Tree with him and rushed into the spatial rift without hesitation. He did not encounter any spatial blade flares. After landing on the ground, he looked at Black Fire and asked, “Are we still within the Sky Screen Pit?’
“That’s right. Look, Big Brother! There are two high-grade spirit meridians here!” shouted Black Fire, who was pleasantly surprised.
Di Jiu had seen the two high-grade immortal spirit meridians. Half of their length was exposed, so there was no need for Black Fire to inform him.
Di Jiu would not ignore two high-grade immortal spirit meridians that were right in front of him, although he was in a rush to head back and find a way to cure Mo Yuxuan’s injuries.
Di Jiu threw out a few dozens of array flags and then dragged the two immortal spirit meridians into the Quintessential World.
Black Fire ripped open the space again after resting for a while. When a desolate, decayed aura traveled from outside the space, Di Jiu immediately realized that the space being ripped open was definitely outside the Sky Screen Pit.
Di Jiu grabbed hold of Little Tree and Black Fire once again before rushing through and out of the spatial rift. As expected, the place he landed at contained the familiar wasted aura of the Immortal World.