Chapter 298: Ley Line Core
Translated by Jouissance of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Ling Xiao closed the door on their way into the room.
Looking over the room they would be staying in for the indeterminable future, You XiaoMo noticed that the place wasn’t very extravagant, despite being a paid room. There was an inner room and an outer room, and the necessary furniture was all present and of good quality.
Compared to the suite they had in Ward B, this place could only be described as ordinary. And, as Elder Tang had said, the saturation of spiritual energy in the room was the same as it was outside the room.
You XiaoMo walked into the inner room. The bed inside was rather large, able to fit three people without worry. However, he was still a little confused as to why the accommodation of the two wards were different.
You XiaoMo shucked off his shoes and crawled onto the bed, rolling across the surface happily. Then, he turned to lie on his front on the edge of the bed, asking, “Ling Xiao, why do you think there’s no spiritual energy here? Wouldn’t Ward B be better, being able to cultivate at any time and all?”
Ling Xiao walked over and sat beside him, chin in hand, and said, “If you like Ward B, we can go back, but I doubt the Fifth Elder will agree.”
You XiaoMo punched him with a fierce look. Ling Xiao knew that wasn’t what he meant. “Come on, tell me. Does it have something to do with the ley line?”
Ling Xiao spoke as he took off his shoes, “Do you remember how SheQiu told you that the ley line will eventually run dry?”
You XiaoMo immediately nodded. He definitely remembered; it had made a lasting impression.
Ling Xiao continued, “From what I’ve seen, Dao Xing Academy’s ley line has existed for tens of millions of years already. Something called a Ley Line Core will form in the center of such ancient ley lines. So long as the Ley Line Core is in tact, the ley line can be repaired.”
You XiaoMo was still confused, asking with impatience, “What does that have to do with the spiritual energy in the rooms of the two wards?”
Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes at him, “Calm down, I’m about to explain, or do you want me to wait a few days?”
You XiaoMo immediately smiled endearingly, saying, “Go on, go on, I promise I won’t interrupt anymore.”
Ling Xiao continued, “If my guess is correct, Ward A should be right above the center of the ley line, that is to say, right above the Ley Line Core. One of the reasons that these rooms aren’t saturated with spiritual energy is so that the spiritual energy from the ley line isn’t wasted; another is that there’s a better place for cultivation.”
You XiaoMo blinked. “Tong YueXu also mentioned that. What is that better area for cultivation?”
Ling Xiao calmly replied, “The cultivation area is most likely referring to Spirit Gem Daises.”
You XiaoMo blinked again. “Spirit Gem Daises? Didn’t we get a Spirit Gem in the Paradise Realm? Is that what you’re referring to?”
Ling Xiao pulled You XiaoMo into his arms, pushing his hand through You XiaoMo’s hair and continuing to speak in satisfaction, “More or less. However, the Spirit Gem you obtained isn’t as saturated with spiritual energy as the Spirit Gems belonging to ley lines. Spirit Gems are something that every ley line will produce. They grow near to the Ley Line Core and the older the ley line, the more Spirit Gems it will produce.”
You XiaoMo decided to ignore the hand that was mussing up his hair and guessed, “So what you mean is that if we cultivate on top of these Spirit Gems, then it’ll make the process much faster?”
Ling Xiao smiled and nodded. “That’s right. In addition, the closer to the Ley Line Core you are, the faster your cultivation will go.”
You XiaoMo thought for a moment and couldn’t help but ask, “What do you mean when you said the ley line could be repaired so long as the core is in tact?”
“It’s as is. If the people of the Academy continue cultivating like this, the Ley Line core and Spirit Gems will eventually run dry. When the core disappears, the entire ley line will become useless.”
Ling Xiao leaned against the post of the bed, lazily running his hands through You XiaoMo’s hair. When he had entered the Academy, he had already noticed the ancient ley line running underneath it, and knew that it’s life was coming to an end. However, it didn’t have anything to do with him, so he had ignored it, only remembering it when they started talking about it.
You XiaoMo raised his head, saying, “I remember SheQiu said that even if the ley line withered, there’s a chance to save it. Do you know how?”
Ling Xiao gave him a casual glance, unable to help but turn his nose up at the continuous questioning. “Why are you asking so many questions? Do you want to save it or something?”
You XiaoMo rubbed his nose. “Oh please, even if I do have good potential, I’m aware of my limits. Saving a ley line sounds like a huge thing that an insignificant person like me can’t help with and might even get in the way of. I’m just curious, that’s all.”
Ling Xiao said, “If you have the time to think of these boring things, then you should use it to figure out how to get stronger. Currently, you’re still pretty weak. I’m still waiting for high leveled magic pills to eat.”
You XiaoMo mumbled under his breath, “Glutton.”
Ling Xiao narrowed his eyes. “Did you say something?”
You XiaoMo hurriedly waved his hands, smiling, “Nothing, I didn’t say anything.”
Ling Xiao said, “I suddenly remembered something, last time…”
You XiaoMo interrupted him with a “ah!” and hurriedly struggled from his grasp. “I also remembered something. Ever since I enrolled in Dao Xin Academy, I’ve barely gone to organize the stuff in my dimension. Every time I go in, I rush out again. I wonder how SheQiu and the others are doing. Since I have some time now, I’m going to go inside and tidy up. I might come out rather late, so you can sleep first. No need to wait for me…”
He didn’t even finish his last sentence before he disappeared.
Looking in the direction You XiaoMo had disappeared from, the corner of Ling Xiao’s lips curled up. “There are plenty more opportunities!”
Though it was an excuse to escape from Ling Xiao’s grasp, he really did need to tidy up his dimension. Thinking back, it had been half a year since he last tidied this place up.
Seeing the scenery change, You XiaoMo let out a breath of relief. He didn’t know what Ling Xiao was going to say, but his gut told him it wasn’t something he wanted to stay for.
You XiaoMo headed to the edge of the lake. Since he had to move to Ward A, She Qiu and the others couldn’t stay outside. He had put them all inside his dimension before leaving, including the restless PiQiu and CatQiu.
Seeing him enter, PiQiu and CatQiu immediately lunged over. The two thought that their master was going to take them out and were particularly excited.
You XiaoMo cleared his throat, telling to the two, “Go and play elsewhere.”
PiQiu stared at You XiaoMo mournfully, tearfully asking, “Master, do you not want us anymore?”
CatQiu, “Meow?” Master, you really don’t want us anymore?
The corner of You XiaoMo’s lips twitched. He was a little depressed. PiQiu was getting better and better at his heart-wrenching acts and had been a bad influence on CatQiu as well. It seemed like letting them play together was a bad idea.
It was then that MaoQiu drifted over in their androgynous human form, lightly saying, “Last time they ran out of the suite again and saw a couple arguing outside. The woman had said something similar…”
You XiaoMo could feel black lines on his face. So that was the reason.
But what was the weirdest was why that damn PiQiu felt the need to imitate an arguing couple.
Seeing his master radiating an intense pressure, PiQiu sensed danger and quickly took two steps back, throwing a warning cry at CatQiu before running off.
CatQiu wasn’t slow either, retreating rapidly.
You XiaoMo didn’t even have the time to react before the two had disappeared. They sure were fast at fleeing, but he wasn’t here to argue with them about these useless things, so he ignored them.
Walking into his wooden house, You XiaoMo stopped in front of a set of cabinets.
There were many cabinets inside the wooden house that held all sorts of different things. Some were organized already, but the others contained things he had shoved in hurriedly and hadn’t had the time to organize.
You XiaoMo opened the first cabinet. There were two training manuals and a high-level pill recipe scroll from the Paradise Realm inside.
He didn’t need the two skill training manuals. One was for practitioners and though the other was a low grade high level soul training manual, it wasn’t as good as the Heavenly Soul Scripture. He wouldn’t discard a higher level one for a lower one. As for the scroll, there were five different magic pill recipes, but he didn’t need them right now.
The second cabinet had an unknown level eight pill. It was unfortunate that it had been in the palace for too long without careful protection, so the power it held had dispersed a little. However, the effect should be the same. The reason he hadn’t given it to Ling Xiao wasa because he wanted to take a closer look at it first.
The third cabinet held a multitude of colorful magic herb seeds. Since he wasn’t sure what kind they were, he hadn’t planted them and almost forgotten about their existence.
It was only after he had organized everything in the drawers that he walked out of the wooden house.
He then headed to the lake to see that egg, and also see how the Hidden Dipper Stink Bug was doing.