Chapter 25: Li Hao’s Journey
“Teacher, why should I go? I want to stay with you guys.”
Li Hao was confused after hearing that Fang Mu and Xiao Fan had no intention of leaving Peach Blossom Mountain, but they both hoped that Li Hao would go traveling in order to be able to develop his cultivation level.
“Hao’er, we’ve been missing for five years from the Eastern Star Continent. If the two of us appeared again, nothing good would happen. On the contrary, there is a possibility that the Eastern Star Continent will once again fall into chaos,” Xiao Fan explained.
Fang Mu and Xiao Fan had long understood that they had a way out of Peach Blossom Mountain, but they also understood the repercussions of their return to the cultivator world.
They won’t be able to stop the Righteous and Evil factions if they intend to wage war again. If that was the case, then Fang Mu and Xiao Fan might have to fight each other again to defend their respective factions.
“Hao’er, you clearly understand that now your cultivation level has stopped at Forging Qi level 5, you can only increase it if you are outside this mountain. Besides, in order to cultivate the fate change technique contained in the Nine Heavens Manual, you have to learn a lot more knowledge in the world, especially the ones we can’t teach you,” Fang Mu added.
Fang Mu and Xiao Fan hoped that Li Hao would successfully change his destiny and obtain a new Spirit Root. They didn’t have high hopes for Li Hao to have a Dual Pure Spirit Root, but at least he had a Pure Spirit Root.
Li Hao was also aware that Fang Mu and Xiao Fan still wished that he could bring about change in the cultivator world, to become someone who would stop the war between the Righteous and Evil sects once and for all.
“Teacher Fang, Teacher Xiao, disciples just don’t believe in being able to live up to all of your expectations…”
Fang Mu and Xiao Fan looked at each other. Li Hao might not be confident due to lack of comparison, but his two masters had already seen the extraordinary talent he had shown over the past few years, even though both of them still found it hard to believe that Li Hao’s Spirit Root had five elements.
“Hao’er, if you can’t believe in yourself, have faith in the two of us who believe that you can do it.”
It was not easy for Fang Mu and Xiao Fan to make Li Hao follow their wishes. It took several days for Li Hao to finally agree to leave Peach Blossom Mountain and seek more experience and increase his cultivation level.
Of course, Li Hao didn’t leave immediately after he agreed. He stayed in Peach Blossom Mountain for another month or so. Fang Mu and Xiao Fan made him write down all the important things he needed to know and remember during his journey in the Eastern Star Continent.
Not only that, Fang Mu and Xiao Fan also gave Li Hao several missions to complete before returning to Peach Blossom Mountain. One of them was to successfully establish the Heaven Foundation.
“Hao’er, you can’t tell anyone that we are teacher and disciple except for one person…” Fang Mu whispered the person’s name, then handed Li Hao a letter. “If you meet him, give this letter to him.”
Unlike Fang Mu, Xiao Fan allowed Li Hao to tell the relationship between teacher and disciple to two people— the first was Xiao Fan’s teacher, and the second was Xiao Fan’s only friend, the Ice King.
“This is also no less important—you must not take a new teacher who is weaker than the two of us. It is useless,” Xiao Fan reminded Li Hao.
“Is there anyone stronger than Master Fang and Teacher Xiao?” Li Hao asked.
Fang Mu and Xiao Fan looked at each other before replying in unison, “Pill Immortal.”
“But Senior Pill Immortal never took disciples before.” Fang Mu rubbed his chin.
“Yeah, he’s also really hard to find.” Xiao Fan nodded.
“Then I don’t need someone else to be my teacher right?”
“You’re right,” Fang Mu and Xiao Fan replied at the same time.
Li Hao then got a new red outfit with an elegant pattern, making him look like he was from a noble family. In addition to the wooden sword he always carried, Xiao Fan handed him a small leather pouch.
“This thing is called a Spatial Bag. Even though it’s small, it can store a lot of things in it. There are different types of Spatial Bags, and these are the lowest grade ones. Inside is some money, a talisman, and a few other items you need on your adventures.”
Li Hao tried to circulate the qi into the pouch, and sure enough, he could feel the contents of the pouch and could expel its contents at will.
Fang Mu also handed over a ring that was golden in color and had the shape of a coiled dragon. “This is called a Spatial Ring. Its function is the same as a Spatial Bag, but usually Spatial Rings have a larger storage space. Besides, this Spatial Ring is a bit special.”
Fang Mu said he kept all his treasures as well as Xiao Fan’s in the ring, but Li Hao only was able to use the contents of the ring when he reached Foundation Realm.
“The contents of this ring are enough to help you reach the Nascent Soul level without any problems even if you don’t join any sect. Don’t ever show this ring to anyone, let alone lose it.”
Li Hao nodded slowly before stashing the ring nicely in a hidden place.
Little Dragon certainly didn’t miss out. Since Li Hao could take one creature out with him, Fang Mu and Xiao Fan suggested Li Hao bring the donkey.
“We’ve already given up all our treasures, after all. Having him here will only burden our leisurely lives.” Xiao Fan nodded slowly.
“Oak!” Little Dragon snorted in annoyance.
Little Dragon could not only be Li Hao’s traveling companion but also his means of transportation. After all, that harmless-looking filthy donkey also possessed tier 7 Forging Qi power even though all he did was eat, sleep, and fart every day.
The dragon blood in the donkey’s body also increased as his cultivation increased, proving that Little Dragon was indeed a Divine Beast.
“Teacher Fang, Teacher Xiao, thank you for all your teachings so far. This disciple will try his best to complete all the assignments you give and fulfill your expectations.”
Li Hao prostrated three times in front of Fang Mu and Xiao Fan, the two stroking Li Hao’s head in turn.
Li Hao and Little Dragon then passed through the boundary wall of Peach Blossom Mountain, heading towards the Eastern Star Continent. Li Hao’s adventure in the path of immortality finally began.
Arc Prelude – Child of Peach Blossom Mountain – END