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"Xie'er, protect Snake Girl. But keep it on the lowdown. Just reduce the damage she suffers from the heat toxins."
"Alright!" Xie'er nodded immediately. "Brother Yi Yun, what about you? Are you going to blast through the Yuan Qi seal?"
Although Yi Yun had awoken, he still could not move at all. His meridians and dantian were completely sealed by the red-dressed boy's Yuan Qi seal.
It would not be an easy task to remove the seal. Even if he had the means to do so, he still needed Yuan Qi and energy. However, with his Yuan Qi sealed, and him being cut off from the energy within his dantian, it resulted in a vicious cycle.
Yi Yun had limited time. If he could not move his body, he could not do a thing.
"Xie'er, do you see a red fruit floating outside in the large cauldron? That is a Dragon Blood Fruit. I can't move now. Bring it to me and feed me!"
He first needed to gain control of his body, then he could use the powers of the Purple Crystal!
The Purple Crystal and Ling Xie'er were existences that the Myriad God Patriarch would never have anticipated.
"Alright, Brother Yi Yun. Wait a moment."
Ling Xie'er took a look and saw the Dragon Blood Fruit. It looked like a tiny red sun as it blazed in flames. However, no matter how intense the flames were, they were unable to burn through the fruit's skin.
Ling Xie'er was also enamored by such a beautiful fruit. She split off a wisp of the Heretical God Fire Seed to pull the fruit over.
Following that, Ling Xie'er glanced at Snake Girl who was struggling in pain. With a flick of her fingers, Ling Xie'er sent a black wisp of fire out that flew into Snake Girl's dantian.
Snake Girl cried out in alarm. She felt that something had flown into her body but she had no idea what.
What just happened?
Snake Girl opened her eyes in pain as she looked around in a daze.
What she saw left her stunned. There was a young girl floating above Yi Yun's body. She had beautiful facial features and did not look a year past the age of twelve. She was extremely adorable.
She was barefooted and her feet shone like lustrous pearls. However, these delicate feet were nimbly walking through the horrifying inferno without being burnt at all.
Was… she seeing things?
Snake Girl was completely dumbfounded. What was going on? Where did this young girl come from? Why did she appear like a fire pixie who completely ignored the burning astral fire?
"Little Big Sis, don't be alarmed. My name is Ling Xie'er. I have been following Brother Yi Yun all this while. You and I just haven't met yet. I planted a tiny wisp of fire in your body. Don't panic. This fire wisp will make you feel a lot more comfortable," Ling Xie'er said gleefully.
At the same time, the Heretical God Fire Seed wisp in Snake Girl's body expanded. A comforting, warm energy coursed through Snake Girl's meridians to her entire body.
But the most fascinating thing was that the astral fire that once boiled Snake Girl's blood was now being consumed upon encountering the unspectacular fire wisp!
Snake Girl was taken aback. What kind of fire was this?
It could make the burning heat that reached into her marrow vanish, so that she felt like she was sitting beside a stove to enjoy its warmth.
It felt like heaven when compared to the inferno hell she was suffering just moments ago.
This young girl was that powerful?
She mentioned that she had been following Yi Yun and had addressed him as brother. Yi Yun… actually… had such a heaven-defying sister?
"Little Big Sis, do you feel a lot better now?" Ling Xie'er smiled happily. When she noticed Snake Girl's astonished look, together with her pangs of disbelief, she gave a bashful smile and said, "I've been playing with fire since I was young, so I'm a little skilled in it."
To Ling Xie'er, playing with fire was second nature!
However, when the words 'playing with fire' entered Snake Girl's ears, it rendered her completely speechless. This was far from playing with fire!
"Sorry, Little Big Sis, but I have to cut this conversation short. I still have other things to do."
Ling Xie'er held the Dragon Blood Fruit with both hands. At that moment, Yi Yun appeared to be unconscious with his eyes tightly shut. Even though he was already awake, he was unable to control his body, so his eyes could not open.
Ling Xie'er opened Yi Yun's mouth. The red fruit was the size of a man's fist. Holding it in both hands, Ling Xie'er realized that the fruit could not be stuffed down Yi Yun's throat at all.
Ling Xie'er was somewhat stumped. After some thought, she used her teeth to bite through the Dragon Blood Fruit before sending it into Yi Yun's mouth.
The Dragon Blood Fruit was quite fascinating. Refining its essence by burning it with astral fire was an extremely slow process, but it could be torn through easily with teeth. Furthermore, the Dragon Blood Fruit's flesh was filled with aromatic juices that melted upon reaching the mouth.
Ling Xie'er could not help but eat a tiny bit of it. It was the world's most delicious fruit and it left a fabulous aroma in her mouth.
Of course, this was because she was Ling Xie'er. She herself was a divine item with a corporeal body condensed from the Heretical God Fire Seed. The Heretical God Fire Seed was many times more powerful than the astral fire so it was naturally no trouble for her to refine the Dragon Blood Fruit.
If a normal person were to consume the Dragon Blood Fruit, it would be no different from a poison that would make them explode to death.
The red juices of the Dragon Blood Fruit flowed into Yi Yun's mouth, through his throat, and into his stomach.
Noticing that the juice didn't flow that freely, Ling Xie'er decisively placed it by her mouth and took another nibble, feeding it to Yi Yun again.
Pouting her lips, Ling Xie'er licked her tongue. The fruit's juices were truly sweet!
She could not help herself from taking tiny bites before feeding large amounts of juice to Yi Yun. The juice constantly entered Yi Yun's body and soon, the fist-sized Dragon Blood Fruit was finished.
After feeding the last bit of fruit to Yi Yun, Ling Xie'er even sucked at her fingers wistfully.
Unfortunately, Yi Yun’s body was not able to digest the Dragon Blood Fruit. Fortunately, he had the Purple Crystal Origins within him.
Previously, the Purple Crystal Origins could only instinctively protect Yi Yun's body passively. Now that Yi Yun had a wisp of his soul controlling it, the Purple Crystal Origins began to work its magic.
The vibrant essence of the Dragon Blood Fruit was slowly being absorbed by Yi Yun!
However, the Dragon Blood Fruit was just too extraordinary. Even with the Myriad God Patriarch's astral fire, complemented by all the mighty figures of the Myriad God Ridge presiding over a grand array, it would still take eighty-one days for the refinement to succeed.
Since Yi Yun was short on time, he had to complete the refinement much faster than that!
Just the Purple Crystal alone was not fast enough.
Ling Xie'er noticed this and, with a thought, sent a wisp of the Heretical God Fire Seed into Yi Yun's body, helping him refine the Dragon Blood Fruit.
The quality of the Heretical God Fire Seed far exceeded the astral fire!
It worked with the Purple Crystal, allowing the Dragon Blood Fruit in Yi Yun's body to be rapidly digested.
And when this energy was infused into Yi Yun's dantian, the towering azure tree that had been sleeping within Yi Yun's dantian gradually awakened!
The divine tree stood erect, and deep beneath it was its infinite root network that enveloped the Dragon Blood Fruit's juices and began absorbing them.
With the three entities working together, the Dragon Blood Fruit slowly melted.
The massive vibrant essence force within it fused completely into Yi Yun's meridians.
"Peng Peng Peng!"
Many of the seals in Yi Yun's meridians was blasted apart by the massive force!
However, the seal left behind by the Myriad God Patriarch was just too powerful. The vibrant essence forces of the Dragon Blood Fruit was eventually halted due to a lack of nomological support.
However, a few meridians were cleared of the seals, and that was sufficient for Yi Yun. He finally could grasp at a tiny bit of his power!
It was not easy to break through the seals, so Yi Yun had to use all his Yuan Qi, together with the Dragon Blood Fruit's aid, to immediately begin producing Destruction runes!
Wo! Wo! Wo!
Tiny 10000 Demon Wheels of Existence began spinning one after another as they set off towards the depths of Yi Yun's meridians!
Major Destruction laws could destroy everything. Yi Yun was using the Destruction laws to physically vanquish the seals in his meridians!
Yi Yun roared frantically in his heart!
It was completely unbelievable that a warrior at the fifth-storey Dao Palace realm could blast through the Myriad God Patriarch's energy seals.
However, with the Dragon Blood Fruit and the Major Destruction laws, Yi Yun succeeded in doing so.
Once the last seal was broken through, Yi Yun's joints began to emit an explosive crackling!
Finally, he had recovered to his peak state! He was actually in better shape than ever because his body's bloodline had fused with all the essence of the Dragon Blood Fruit.
However, he would still need time to completely absorb the essence and convert it into strength for himself.
Not only did Yi Yun lack that time, even if he had the time to convert it, he was absolutely no match for the old monsters outside.
Regardless, he had finally recovered his strength!
Yi Yun looked around, his gaze like lightning. At that moment, the only one still alive other than him and Snake Girl was Feng Yunyang.
Feng Yunyang was situated in the middle of the cauldron, experiencing the brunt of the astral flames. He looked to be in excruciating pain and completely disheartened.
He was an extremely arrogant person, so for him die from being refined into a pill, one could imagine the pain and insult he felt!
Unfortunately, the Myriad God Patriarch was not someone he could stand against. All he could do was die in disgruntlement.
However, just as he had given up all hopes of living, he saw a scene that left him reeling in disbelief.
He saw Yi Yun flying towards him with an adorable young girl accompanying him.
Feng Yunyang widened his eyes and attempted to speak. Unfortunately, all his meridians were sealed shut. He was unable to formulate a single word.
What!? Why can Yi Yun move!? How did he escape the restraints?
Feng Yunyang was dumbfounded.
"Brother Feng, are you having a barbecue? Please, take your time. I'll be leaving soon, so I'll need to tidy up some things. I won't disturb you any longer."
As Yi Yun spoke, a tiny spinning pagoda appeared in his palm.
Yi Yun's interspatial ring had been taken away, so the only interspatial treasure he had was the God Advent Tower. There were many herbs within the cauldron but he had taken fifteen minutes just to absorb one Dragon Blood Fruit. Furthermore, herbal essence took time to be converted to strength.
It was impossible for him to absorb all the herbs.
Of course, it was also impossible for him to abandon all these rare treasures.
Without standing on courtesy, he beckoned with his hand. Everything, be it the Nine Revolutions Azure Fruit, the Dragon Bone Milk, the Crimson Blood Heavenly Silkworm Silk, Nine-winged Golden Dragon Claw, all of it was stolen away into his God Advent Tower!
Feng Yunyang's eyes turned red with envy as he watched Yi Yun put away the treasures.
He knew very well the price of these treasures! And most importantly, the patriarch was just outside. What was the point in taking all the treasures? Did Yi Yun find a way to escape?
"Uh… Uh… Uh…"
Feng Yunyang managed to produce hoarse sounds from his throat after giving his all. He wanted to ask if Yi Yun had any means of escaping but he failed to form the question.
In fact, he wanted to say that they were in the same boat. If they joined forces, the chances of survival would be higher. He could see that Yi Yun knew of a way to release the Yuan Qi seals and hoped that Yi Yun could help him recover his mobility. As long as succeeded in escaping, he would repay Yi Yun properly.
Despite having all that formulated in his mind, he was unable to verbalize it.
Seeing how Yi Yun was about to leave after packing away all the things, Feng Yunyang felt extremely anxious! As the only living person in the cauldron, he knew that if Yi Yun left, he would no longer have any other hope for survival. He needed to beg Yi Yun!
As he was so desperate to speak, Feng Yunyang's eyeballs widened so much that they protruded out. He garbled with his tongue out, his saliva flowing down.
"Oh?" Yi Yun seemed to notice that Feng Yunyang was trying to speak. "Do you have something you want to say to me?"
"Hng! Hng! Hng!" Feng Yunyang widened his eyes greatly. As he grappled with anxiety, his rush to speak made his voice sound funny.
"Hng? Hung...ry? Are you hungry? Oh, I get it! The barbecue must be taking too long for you. You won't be able to have your meal anytime soon. Should I strengthen the fire for you?"
As Yi Yun spoke, he beckoned to Ling Xie'er. "Xie'er, did you hear that? Strengthen the fire for him."
Ling Xie'er wasn't a fool either. With a wave of her hand, like she was beckoning chicks, she gathered all the astral fire in the vicinity.
Ling Xie'er could tell that the fellow had not been nice to her Brother Yi Yun. She naturally didn't care for what he had done. In short, Brother Yi Yun was a good person, and anyone with a grudge against him was a baddy!
Therefore, the astral fire crackled as it surged towards Feng Yunyang!
Feng Yunyang almost felt like laughing, so outrageous was this turn of events. He desperately tried to open his mouth, but failed to even emit a tragic cry. The blood mist around him was quickly evaporated clean and he was forced to suffer in hellish silence.
"Uh… Uh… Uh…"
Feng Yunyang wailed frantically as he suffered immense pain. He finally understood that Yi Yun was screwing with him!
"Have fun with your barbecue. I’m sorry I won't be joining you."
Yi Yun did not have the time to tease Feng Yunyang any longer. He was preparing himself to charge out of the perilous land!
At that moment, he had put away all the herbs and began revving his Yuan Qi. At that moment, Yi Yun's heart sank, for he felt an ice-cold perception penetrate the Concealed Dragon Cauldron!
This perception left him tingling!
Myriad God Patriarch!
At that moment, outside the Concealed Dragon Cauldron, the numerous Myriad God Ridge Elders and personal disciples were injecting all their powers into the grand array to maintain the astral fire's burning.
Located in the middle of the grand array, the Myriad God Patriarch would occasionally probe the interior of the Concealed Dragon Cauldron despite having ensured success.
In fact, it was draining on the Myriad God Patriarch as he had to preside over the grand array. He was already at his limit sending his perception into the raging astral fire to do a cursory probe.
All he could probe was the life and death of the catalyst herbs, as well as the herb refinement's degree of success. But just a while ago, he felt a baffling sense of unease.
He immediately sent his perception into the Concealed Dragon Cauldron!