Chapter 906: Everyone Wakes Up
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Five hours were not too long. Very soon, it had gone by as well.
When Duan Ling Tian felt the remaining Concept Energy had completely merged with the Concepts that he had comprehended and had raised his Concepts to a certain level, he abruptly opened his eyes.
“Huh?” At the same time, he noticed that the Profound Assimilation Formation started to whirl. He knew that the Profound Assimilation Formation was about to shut itself off now.
“An ordinary person can only stay in the Profound Assimilation Formation up to three hours at the most, but I’m actually already here for 60 hours. This is because I can divide my consciousness into two, allowing me to comprehend two different types of Concepts at once. Otherwise, I think I’ll have to stay up to 120 hours!” As Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, he swept a glance at the other nine young people who were sitting cross-legged all around him. With a flash in his eyes, an idea began to form in his mind.
“I can’t let anybody find out that I’m the reason the Profound Assimilation Formation ran continuously for 60 hours. Otherwise, once this matter has spread, I’m afraid there’ll be countless of people who will come and ask me about the method to stay in the Profound Assimilation Formation for a longer period of time.” Duan Ling Tian had given it quite some thought in this short period of time.
He converged and retrieved the four vast majestic Concepts that were emanating from his body and proceeded to shut his eyes again.
The Profound Assimilation Formation was about to shut down soon. What he was going to do now was to not give himself away and leave no traces behind.
Since there was a total of ten people in the Profound Assimilation Formation, even if there was somebody who was suspicious of him, there was no evidence for them to confirm it as long as he did not give himself away.
Outside of the Profound Assimilation Formation, in front of the high platform. The five Peak Masters who were sitting cross-legged in the air opened their eyes at the same time.
The reason why it seemed like they had a tacit understanding was due to the fact that they could feel movements from the Profound Assimilation Formation before them at the same time.
“This Profound Assimilation Formation is finally going to shut down,” Tian Gu’s eyes lit up as he exclaimed in surprise.
“It took a whole two and a half days! If we break it down into hours, that’s sixty hours in total!” Yu Fang marveled.
A light flashed across Cha Bai’s eyes as he slowly uttered, “Usually, those people who’re inside the Profound Assimilation Formation can only stay up to three hours at the most! But the ten of them has been inside for 60 hours! How peculiar this is!”
“It’s either something’s wrong with the Profound Assimilation Formation or there’s somebody in there who has been absorbing the Concept Energy for a full 60 hours! I can still accept the former but if it’s the latter…” Guo Chong muttered to himself, but when he reached the end of the sentence, his eyes instantly glistened brightly.
Although Guo Chong’s muttering was not loud, it was clearly heard by the other four Peak Masters who had the same thoughts as well. In the meantime, their gazes were locked firmly on the fog that was dissipating before them.
They wanted to know if it was true that somebody had been absorbing the Concept Energy for a whole 60 hours inside the Profound Assimilation Formation.
If it was true, how high would that person’s Concept be raised up to?!
‘Duan Ling Tian, could it be you?’ Qi Yu murmured again in his heart. He kept having this feeling that Duan Ling Tian had something to do with the abnormal behavior of the Profound Assimilation Formation.
Perhaps, the reason he had this suspicion was due to the fact that Duan Ling Tian was a Variant.
The fog gradually dissipated, signaling that the Profound Assimilation Formation had already shut down on its own.
After the Profound Assimilation Formation was shut down, the fog on the high platform vanished without a trace, and all that was left were ten young men and women sitting cross-legged in various places. All of their eyes were closed, and there was no movement at all.
All five Peak Masters let out a sigh of relief when they saw their own Peak disciples were safe and sound.
Meanwhile, when they recalled the fact that the Profound Assimilation Formation only shut down after 60 hours, they could not help but sweep their glances over at the ten people on the high platform one by one. It was as if they were trying to figure out if was there any person who had absorbed a whole 60 hours of Concept Energy among them.
If that was true, even if that person had merely comprehended the First Level Void Interpretation Concept beforehand, he would have at least reached the Fourth Level Void Transformation Concept when he stepped out of the Profound Assimilation Formation.
They once had the honor of entering the Profound Assimilation Formation previously so they knew very well how much the Profound Assimilation Formation would help in enhancing a martial artist. Three hours were enough to raise one or two levels of a person’s Void Interpretation Concept. Sixty hours were twenty times more than three hours. One could easily imagine just how much the person’s Concept would be raised by continuously absorbing the Concept Energy for such long hours.
Due to this reason, they really wanted to know if there was really a person who could absorb such a huge amount of Concept Energy for a whole 60 hours among the ten young talents.
Or did the Profound Assimilation Formation went haywire?
Very quickly, the ten young talents who were sitting cross-legged on the high platform, including Duan Ling Tian, began to open their eyes one by one.
The moment they opened their eyes, slight confusion could be seen on all the ten faces.
It was the same for Duan Ling Tian as well.
In order not to give himself away, his response was almost similar to the other nine people.
Tian Zhen from Earth Peak stretched his limbs and frowned at the same time as he asked, “T-The time that we spent on comprehending this time… does not seem like three hours, or does it?”
“I also feel like we’re inside for quite a long time,” Tan Huan from Water Peak stood up and nodded as she agreed.
“At first, when I entered the comprehending state, I didn’t feel anything but now… somehow it feels like it has been a few days. It definitely doesn’t feel like three hours,” Nangong Yi from Gold Peak added as well.
It was apparent they already knew beforehand that those people who enter the Profound Assimilation Formation would usually only stay for about three hours, never exceeding three and a half hours, before they entered the Profound Assimilation Formation.
There was quite a number of Profound Assimilation Formation in the Cloud Continent. However, nobody had stayed for more than three and a half hours before.
“Why three hours?” Perplexed, Huang Daniu asked.
“Yeah, indeed, why three hours?” Following suit behind Huang Daniu, Duan Ling Tian asked with a confused face.
At this moment, there was no doubt that he was pretending to play the fool. However, nobody could see through him at all.
“Peak Master Qi Yu didn’t tell you?” Nangong Yi was a little stunned. Then, he proceeded to explain to Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu about the things that he knew about the Profound Assimilation Formation, “Whoever enters the Profound Assimilation Formation would normally only stay in there for three hours. So far, in the entire Cloud Continent, we haven’t heard of anyone who is an exception at all,” Nangong Yi finished in one breath.
“Ah, so it’s like that,” Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu finally understood.
However, Duan Ling Tian secretly snorted at Nangong Yi’s logic.
If his Spiritual Energy was powerful enough to allow him to absorb all of the Concept Energy, he would definitely be able to stay much longer inside the Profound Assimilation Formation.
As for why other ordinary people could only stay up to three hours… Well, he naturally knew the reason behind it as well.
This was because those people could only absorb and digest 1% of a certain Concept Energy that was inside the Profound Assimilation Formation. No matter what level the person’s comprehension was, it would only take that person three hours to fully absorb and digest that 1%.
Even if it was only 1%, it was naturally more than enough to help that person to elevate his Concept to a certain level.
“I also feel that I’ve spent more than three hours inside, a few days to be exact. Perhaps the Profound Assimilation Formation will make us feel like the time is stretched longer, and a day would feel like a year?” Frowning, Huang Daniu asked after contemplating it for a while.
At once, the ten young talents’ eyes that were filled with questions landed on each of the Peak Masters of the Five Element Sect, wanting to get some answers from them.
“It’s true that all of you have stayed for more than three hours inside. To be exact, all of you have stayed for two and a half days in there, which also amounted to 60 hours,” Guo Chong, the Peak Master of Gold Peak, who was also the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect, slowly answered.
Two and a half days?
The moment Guo Chong finished his words, all the ten young talents could not help but be taken aback.
Naturally, this included Nangong Chen from Gold Peak as well.
Although his face remained aloof with not much changes, a hint of bafflement could be seen in the depth of his eyes. It was obvious that he was taken aback by his Master’s words as well.
“M-Master, didn’t you tell us that… martial artists in the Cloud Continent can only stay for a maximum of three hours when they enter the Profound Assimilation Formation? What’s going on with this 60 hours?” Nangong Yi was the first to query. A look of confusion could be seen on his face. He could not fathom this situation at all.
Just like him, the other young talents were also feeling confused and puzzled as well. They were also staring at Guo Chong with a perplexed look, wanting to get some answers from him.
This, of course, included Duan Ling Tian as well.
Although he knew the reason why, there was no way for him to give himself away. In order to do that, he also had to feign ignorance just like the other nine people.
“Huh?” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian could feel a gaze locked upon himself.
This gaze was eyeing him from the top to the bottom as if it was trying to see through him. As for the master of the gaze, Duan Ling Tian had already noticed it since the beginning.
It was the Peak Master of Wood Peak — Qi Yu.
“Peak Master, may I ask what are you doing?” Looking towards Qi Yu, Duan Ling Tian asked using his Voice Transmission as he looked at Qi Yu. A look of confusion could still be seen on his face.
“Duan Ling Tian, I remember that the Concept that you’ve comprehended earlier was at the Third Level Intermediate Wind Concept, am I right? I’m looking forward to the progress you’ve made after coming out from the Profound Assimilation Formation,” Qi Yu’s Voice Transmission entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears clearly.
The word ‘progress’ was particularly emphasized on as if there was some meaning behind it.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart leaped up instantly. ‘Could it be that the Peak Master of Wood Peak has discovered something?’
‘Impossible!’ Duan Ling Tian quickly dismissed the thought. ‘It must be because he thinks I’m a Variant so he suspects that I’m the person who prolonged the Profound Assimilation Formation’s activated time from three to 60 hours.”
When Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he became calm again and with a speed that was neither slow nor fast, he answered through Voice Transmission, “Peak Master, perhaps, there’s one thing that you may not know… The Concept that I comprehended is not just the Wind Concept alone. More precisely, the Wind Concept is the weaker one between the two Void Interpretation Concepts that I comprehended.”
Duan Ling Tian did not find it weird that Qi Yu knew he had previously comprehended the Third Level Intermediate Wind Concept. In the beginning, when he and Huang Daniu first arrived in Wood Peak, he had gotten into a match before. At that time, his opponents were Luo Chen and Hong Xi who were now already dead. During the match, he had demonstrated his power that was at the Third Level Intermediate Wind Concept.
Many disciples from Wood Peak had seen that as well. It was not unusual that this fact had reached Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak’s ears.