Leng Jin Yu knelt down on the ground and took out a few materials from his spatial ring. He had lived long enough to have accumulated quite a bit of them when compared with other people in the mortal realm. There had been a few things that he left behind for the Jian Yi Sect when he ascended but most of it had been taken with him to the Nine Heavens. After all, he hadn’t known what awaited him back then and he wanted to be prepared in case it was something bad. Thus there were still more than enough materials to set up a simple array.
He took out some crystals containing spiritual energy that would have made any cultivator raise their brows. This kind of crystal wasn’t rare but the size of the ones in Leng Jin Yu’s hands … Such big crystals could only be found at the most primal of spots in the human realm. The fact that he could casually take out a handful of them showed just how strong he had been when he finally ascended.
Leng Jin Yu didn’t think anything about it. He formed a simple array that only consisted of the most basic shape to make sure that the God of War would be able to connect it with the more sophisticated array he had come up with.
As soon as the array was finished, Leng Jin Yu stood up and stepped into the middle. He took a deep breath and calmed down, gathering his strength. Creating a realm wasn’t easy, even for somebody who had ascended. After all, he needed to cut through space, connect this place with another dimension and then fill the place that had been created with his spiritual energy. It would be a huge drain but it was worth it for Jinde.
He slowly lifted his hands and the spiritual energy rose to his fingertips. He put his palms together, condensing the energy into a thin blade. He struck out, expelling a breath and cutting the space. It ripped open and faint energy could be seen swirling in the air. Leng Jin Yu reached out, his fingers touching the vortex. A blinding light erupted, hiding his figure from sight.
Not far away, Zhangsun Xun Yi furrowed his brows. This person … As an ascended deity, he shouldn’t have any trouble doing this, should he? He certainly didn’t want to explain to that man that something had happened to his husband. If he did … even with how heavily injured that man was, the Yun Zou Sect might not be able to live through his wrath. He had shown more than once that the person he loved was the most important to him. He was even more important than his own life.
Leng Jin Yu had no time to think about Zhangsun Xun Yi. Right now, he was at the most crucial stage. He couldn’t stop or slow down. Otherwise, not only would his attempt fail, but he himself would also be gravely injured.
His hands moved, his spiritual energy widening the rip he had made in space. He stepped forward, his feet leaving the ground and stepping into the gap. His hands shot forward, rays of spiritual energy wrapping around him and stabilizing the opening of the realm. Looking from afar, it seemed as if a gigantic gate had appeared behind the Sect Master’s palace. The opening wasn’t wide but with the spiritual energy swirling around it, it seemed to glow like a star in the night sky, impossible to miss.
Leng Jin Yu looked into the dark space behind the gate, his lips curving up imperceptibly. The realm was created, now … He glanced at the array behind him and nodded to himself. Very well. The realm was already tied to the array. For the time being, this would suffice. He could now go about finalizing his creation. After all, the realm might be created but it was still empty.
He turned back again, using his spiritual energy to stabilize the realm further until it calmed down completely. The gate next to him seemed to solidify as if it was an actual gate to a building that somebody had constructed.
Leng Jin Yu stepped further in, closing the gate behind him so it wouldn’t draw any more attention. Not that he held much hope. Something like this would alarm the whole cultivation world. Most likely, several delegations from other cultivation sects would be sent over soon. Well, this might help his Master with revitalizing the Yun Zou Sect so it might even be a blessing in disguise. They just had to tread carefully in the aftermath.
After all, even though he was the one who had created the array, he had used only a simple one without any restrictions. Everybody would be able to open this realm as it was now. He didn’t believe that many people would dare to give this a try with the Sect Master and the Grandmaster around but it couldn’t hurt to be cautious.
Well, that was something for later. Now, he first had to form this empty plain into something that Jinde would appreciate. He closed his eyes and his energy surged, changing the ground when he walked, raising it into the air to form mountains and lowering it down to form valleys. Rain formed of spiritual energy fell and created rivers and lakes before Leng Jin Yu finally stopped in the middle of the realm.
His eyes opened and an image flashed in front of them. He hesitated but finally, a tall tree shot out of the ground, stone slabs appeared below his feet and a building rose behind him.
Leng Jin Yu turned in a circle and his lips curved into a smile. Ah, this place, he wasn’t too sure if Jinde would like it or if seeing this would bring back unpleasant memories but it was a place that connected the two of them. After all, this was the place he had seen since the day he came to the Yun Zou Sect. This was the place that had led him to search for Jinde. So even though this was the place they had met at in his previous life when they didn’t manage to stay together in the end, it still had a special meaning to them now.
Maybe they would be able to make up for a few of the things that had gone wrong in the past. Maybe the sad memories could be offset by the good ones they would make now. At the very least, that was what he wished for. He could only hope that Jinde would feel the same.
This is already (?) the end of volume 6, Demon Realm Guest. Even though many things were set in motion, there wasn’t as much about Jing Yi in this volume as in the previous ones. Things will change in the next one again but you’ll still get your fair share of Jinde, Leng Jin Yu and the others. 😉