While s.h.i.+ Yan said nothing, Di Shan, and Yu Rou, on the contrary, had displayed feelings of insecurity.
They hadn't explicitly told s.h.i.+ Yan about the age-long problem that was related to the Wings Race, the Demonic Sound Clan, the Demon Dwellers and the Dark Dwellers. Just after Ma Qi Jie had appeared from out of nowhere, he had already pointed out their relations.h.i.+ps. That had made Di Shan, and Yu Rou feel a little bit embarra.s.sed, they didn't know how to explain this to s.h.i.+ Yan.
"Master, this is …" Yu Rou hesitated for a while. She finally spoke up after receiving Di Shan's signal. "We were a branch of the Demon Area from the ancient times. However, it has been a very long time since we have all seen the Demon Dwellers even once. We even thought that they already probably had forgotten about us."
s.h.i.+ Yan suddenly woke up from his meditation.
He was startled as he saw the two of them being worried. He immediately understood why they were having such feelings of awkwardness, so he shook his head with a smile and said, "No need to explain. Your past is from thousands of years ago. Some things should be forgotten after such a long time. No worries, the past relations.h.i.+ps between you and the Demon Dwellers will not bother me even a bit."
Yu Rou and Di Shan had exchanged with one another an astonished and unbelievable look.
"In fact, since we were still in the abandoned land, I had figured out that you were somehow related to the Demon Dwellers." s.h.i.+ Yan said with a faint smile. "When Yi Tian Mo and I had a discussion about the Endless Sea, we had somehow mentioned of the Demon Dwellers and the Dark Dwellers. By that time, as I had noticed that Yi Tian Mo's face became strange, I have already had some doubts. However, after having thought about it over and over, I felt that it was not a problem at all. If you unite with the Demon Dwellers and the Dark Dwellers, I have no way to prevent it except for leaving. In my opinion, it is the best if the Endless Sea's situation can progress as for how I expect it to be. However, the reality is not so. At the most, I can only run away, which is not a big deal."
s.h.i.+ Yan didn't originally belong to the Endless Sea nor this world. He had never felt too attached to any places.
He had come to the Endless Sea from the Merchant Union to borrow the Yan family's forces to increase his strength to the max, which had allowed him to enter the new realm with the fastest speed.
For the Yang's, although he was favorably disposed towards them, it was not too much so that he would risk his life.
Anyway, he was not the son of Yang Hai. He didn't even bother whether the Yang Tian Emperor had favored him or not.
"I didn't expect that you were that open-minded." Yu Rou was surprised. She felt that s.h.i.+ Yan was much more mysterious because an ordinary person would not be able to be that much tolerant.
"Later on, I don't want to bother you with commands in how to treat the Demon Dwellers. I will respect your intents." s.h.i.+ Yan contemplated for a while before speaking. "But, when you make your decision, I hope you would let me know so that I can be well-prepared. That is not too much to ask of you all?"
"You have overthought," Di Shan slightly bent down while saying with a sincere voice, "As I have vowed to make you my Master, I will not betray nor be ungrateful to you. No matter how the future is, I will be on your side. Unless you die, I will never change."
Yu Rou also seriously displayed her determination in being loyal to him.
s.h.i.+ Yan was in shock. He nodded quietly but didn't show any emotions.
"I understand." He forced a smile and spoke up after a while. "Perhaps Ma Qi Jie will soon come here with rage and consider me as his main target."
"What?" Di Shan and Yu Rou looked at him with doubts and didn't understand why he had said so.
"You will understand by that time." s.h.i.+ Yan didn't explain more.
Suddenly, Ka Ba arched his eyebrows. His tightly closed eyes were now opened, shooting out splendid heavenly lights. Explicit vibrating souls were quietly retrieved. Yi Tian Mo's and Ya Meng's faces slightly changed. They quickly withdrew their soul consciousness as well. All the soul forces which had been released were temporarily retrieved to their Sea of Consciousness.
"Boom boom boom boom boom."
Suddenly, a chain of explosive sounds came out from underneath the Snow Dragon Mountain. The snow layer which was covering the mountain started to shake violently. The Sky and Earth aura rolled out ma.s.sively.
The immense flus.h.i.+ng white frost continued scattering outwards, spreading out the entire Snow Dragon Mountain just in a blink.
The Snow Dragon Mountain originally didn't have too much of the Sky and Earth aura. However, the aura was excessively overwhelming right now. The entire island instantly became vital. Although it was freezing, everyone felt joyful and comfortable as though they were in the center of a sacred area, enjoying the benefits of a miraculously precious cultivating location of the Endless Sea.
"Hey, I think the density of the aura here has surpa.s.sed the one that we had in our Evil Wonderland." He Qing Man suddenly stood up by the window, inhaled the fresh air before speaking up with an agitated face.
Pan Zhe's countenance had also changed in panic. He unbelievably watched the heavy Sky and Earth aura surrounding them. He instinctively compared it with the one in the Penglai Divine Land and realized that the aura here was not less than that of the Penglai Divine Island of the Penglai Divine Land.
This discovery had made him dazed without being able to think of anything. He raised his head looking towards the Snow Dragon Mountain where the aura was diffused.
"The dense aura like the white frost erupted just in a blink. This is a marvelous miracle." Cao Zhi Lan's mesmerizing face was also excited. "My antic.i.p.ation is not wrong, indeed. This s.h.i.+ Yan always has some unexpected deeds. I want to know what he has done after all to make this Snow Dragon Island have such earth-shaking transformations."
After speaking, Cao Zhi Lan walked out of the house and then glided towards the Snow Dragon Mountain under the scattering snowflakes.
While she was still on her way, Cao Zhi Lan's charming body suddenly s.h.i.+vered as her Spirit G.o.d Martial Spirit seemed to have discovered something.
She stopped in the middle of the air, closing her eyes; her wuthering eyelashes slightly trembled.
After a long moment, she opened her eyes which now glinted with splendid lights. She instantly dashed towards the mountain peak faster and faster.
"There, thousands of zhang underneath, that fellow is dwelling inside a huge Dragon Crystal chunk. That Dragon Crystal belongs to the Icy Crystal Bone Dragon if I am not wrong. However, that fellow inside the Dragon Crystal chunk is not the Icy Crystal Bone Dragon. I have never experienced that fellow's aura before. It is exceptional." Ka Ba's breath gradually returned to normal. He had also retrieved all of his soul forces which had been launched earlier.
"As soon as it realized that we were approaching, it immediately took actions. It continually shot out countless icy soul arrows. Its shelter is extremely freezing. The souls of the three of us were greatly weakened when having arrived there. On the contrary, that fellow could not only absorb the Sky and Earth spiritual aura but could also condense and refine the soul arrows inside the Sky and Earth spiritual aura. That is very frightening. We can't do anything but retrieve our souls." Yi Tian Mo helplessly explained.
s.h.i.+ Yan was astonished, abruptly sent out a message to the Ice Cold Flame. "Did you sense anything? Do you know who or what that fellow is after all?"
"I don't know what it is. But it is definitely not human," The Ice Cold Flame responded after a while, "According to the amount of the Sky and Earth spiritual aura which was erupting, it is obvious that this fellow not only can control the ice but he can also gather the Sky and Earth spiritual aura. That is not something that the Heaven Flames can do."
"What is it then?"
"I don't know."
The sound of the stomps on the snow came up from the underneath of the snow mountain.
Yi Tian Mo knitted his eyebrows then spoke to s.h.i.+ Yan, "That is Cao Zhi Lan. When a big amount of the Sky and Earth aura had erupted from the inside of the earth, she was running here from the foot of the mountain."
s.h.i.+ Yan frowned.
As Yi Tian Mo and the others didn't see s.h.i.+ Yan taking any reactions, they didn't prompt anything and just waited in silence.
Not long after that, under the blowing wind and snow, Cao Zhi Lan, in a very thick velvet coat, gently arrived in front of s.h.i.+ Yan.
"What do you come here for?" s.h.i.+ Yan's face was calm while coldly looking at her. "I have warned you that you are not allowed to come up to this mountain peak freely. Don't you remember?"
"Yes, I do." Cao Zhi Lan revealed a smile and gently replied without fear. "I have just discovered something, so I had to come to this mountain to inform you."
"Discovered something?" s.h.i.+ Yan's face was in shock.
Cao Zhi Lan slowly walked over and stood between Yi Tian Mo and Di Shan with a daring manner. "Do you feel strange as to why this mountain could have an eruption of such a big amount of the Sky and Earth aura? As I know that the Demonic Sound Clan has an incredibly profound soul competency, you have certainly found out something underneath the Snow Dragon Mountain. But, I bet that you don't know what it is."
"Do you know?" s.h.i.+ Yan was a little excited.
Cao Zhi Lan nodded and said with a smile, "I do know. In the Endless Sea, not that many people know of it. I am one of those people."
"What is it?"
"If you agree to marry me, I will tell you."
Di Shan's, Yu Rou's, and Ya Meng's eyes all flared up strange lights and surprisingly looked at Cao Zhi Lan.
Only Yi Tian Mo, who had seen Cao Zhi Lan's boldness, didn't show any changes after hearing of her request.
s.h.i.+ Yan frowned. "It seems that you want to liquidate yourself that impatiently. You are that unsaleable?"
"Of course not." Cao Zhi Lan revealed a big smile. "You can check to see how many men in the Endless Sea want to marry me. Hahaha, saying this may be a little arrogant, but I think that even your Xia Xinyan is not as popular as I am in the Endless Sea. Do you believe it?"
"Can you not waste more time?" s.h.i.+ Yan's face became somber; he annoyedly said, "If you don't want to say it, you'd better go back down there. I am not free to talk to you."
"I am just joking with you. You are too violent. You will bully me later for sure." Cao Zhi Lan's mesmerizing eyes glanced at s.h.i.+ Yan.
"If I am not wrong, surely the fellow underneath the Snow Dragon Mountain is the former Holy Spirit G.o.d of the Holy Spirit Sect.
"Holy Spirit G.o.d?" s.h.i.+ Yan didn't understand anything. He tightly knitted his eyebrows. "Why do you say so? What is the Holy Spirit G.o.d? Why does it appear on the Snow Dragon Mountain? And one more thing, how do you know about this?"
"Holy Spirit G.o.d is the G.o.d who is wors.h.i.+ped by the Holy Spirit Sect. In fact, this G.o.d is not naturally genuine. Instead, the Holy Spirit Sect has used some anomalous methods to create it. The Holy Spirit G.o.d has a miraculous power to be able to control the Sky and Earth spiritual aura. Wherever it is, it will constantly attract the Sky and Earth spiritual aura from the adjacent areas then condense and refine it." Cao Zhi Lan started to explain little by little.