Chapter 1234: Mountains and seas
TN: Regarding the title, the School of Shan Hai can literally be translated to School of Mountains and Seas.
After Li Qiu Yu left, Gu Qing Shan and Zhao Qiong waited at their location.
Gu Qing Shan pondered and asked: “Senior Zhao, earlier she said that she’s going to deal with a recorded Apocalypse, what does that mean?”
Zhao Qiong looked around. When finding that everyone around them were regular people, whispered to him: “The so-called ‘recorded Apocalypses’ are the lowest-level Apocalypses that have been thoroughly studied. We have a fully procedural process to dispatch and destroy them, but there aren’t that many of these Apocalypses. In truth, for most Apocalypses, we could only fight against them to a stalemate, but never actually destroy them”
“——Also, you must remember to not ask people about these things arbitrarily after you enter the School”
“Why not?” Gu Qing Shan asked doubtfully.
“Because in every ranked School, ‘Secrets’ that have been confirmed as well as ‘Mysteries’ that aren’t fully discovered are both unique and valuable things. They can no longer be measured with money, only by obtaining the appropriate qualifications could you trade and obtain ‘Secrets’ and ‘Mysteries’ of corresponding levels” Zhao Qiong explained.
Gu Qing Shan gratefully told her: “Thank you senior Zhao for telling me a secret without any compensations”
Zhao Qiong smiled and pointed to the ice cream in her hand: “Consider this my compensation then”
Gu Qing Shan also smiled, but he understood that a single ice cream couldn’t possibly be worth the same as a secret of that level.
Zhao Qiong is a very kind person, both when it comes to research and treating others.
So, it turns out that the most valuable things for people of the Tomb of Myriad Beasts are ‘Secrets’ and ‘Mysteries’.
I wonder how much this world knows about the Apocalypse, the Samsara, and the infinite worlds.
In the battlefield earlier, the Wraith realm had largely ignored the people of the Tomb of Myriad Beasts, which means that not even the Wraith realm wanted to offend the Tomb of Myriad Beasts.
Although I arrive from the 900 million World Layers, having lived through history itself, and even brushed up against the Awaitings, the Tomb of Myriad Beasts might have some secrets that even I don’t know about.
Gu Qing Shan suddenly felt expectant.
At this point, he wasn’t in a hurry to travel to the Wraith realm.
He waited with Zhao Qiong for about a minute.
A beautiful slender woman with a folding fan in her hand slowly descended.
——-Painted Bones Serenity – Li Qiu Yu.
The wind from the canal lightly fluttered her hair and long dress, under the reflection of the water, she appeared extremely pleasing to the eye.
“Alright, we can return now”
She stroked Gu Qing Shan’s head and spoke.
Since Gu Qing Shan was disguised as a young man of 14-15 years old, the top of his head only just barely reached her chest, so she was easily able to reach his head.
—–for some reason, this kid’s head feels so pleasant to stroke, even more pleasant compared to my pets.
“Your excellency, Painted Bones Serenity, will we directly teleport back?” Zhao Qiong respectfully asked.
“No, I’ve just received news. This morning, the School conducted some confirmative experiments and accidentally released a tough Apocalypse. It would be dangerous for us to teleport back, so we’re going to fly” Li Qiu Yu replied.
“—–Ah right, Zhao Qiong, from now on, you can just call me by name” she added.
Zhao Qiong panicked and hurriedly said: “Your excellency——-‘
Li Qiu Yu cut her off: “No need to call me ‘your excellency’. You’ve done extremely good work over the past few years. The reorganization, collection, and research of spirit linked bones you’ve done had far surpassed other Schools, coupled with your discovery of that piece of scale and this child——-”
She put her hand on Gu Qing Shan’s head, continued stroking him, then said: “So the School had made a decision to promote you when you return, the same rank as me”
Zhao Qiong froze, seemingly unable to digest this news.
Gu Qing Shan was being stroked so hard he couldn’t ignore it anymore and finally said: “Then can we go now”
“Right, we need to leave”
Saying so, Li Qiu Yu fully spread her fan.
The face of the fan was snow-white with only a few fluttering petals depicted, the entire fan itself drifting with an emerald glow.
If one took a careful look, the emerald glow actually emanated from the 12 pale bones that made up the core of the fan blades.
A Bone Master?
Gu Qing Shan thought.
Li Qiu Yu lightly shook her fan, after which a small snow leopard appeared from within.
The leopard leapt off the fan and landed on the ground, its body slowly grew bigger until it was 7-8 meters long.
It laid flat on the ground, looking at the three of them.
“Come, we’re heading back right now” Li Qiu Yu said.
Under her lead, Zhao Qiong and Gu Qing Shan both sat steadily on the snow leopard’s back.
The snow leopard stood up, lightly took a few steps forward before suddenly starting to run on the air, quickly accelerating with enough speed to reach the clouds.
It then continued to run along with the clouds like it was running on normal ground.
Sitting on the snow leopard’s back, Gu Qing Shan silently praised this mount.
The low temperatures and strong wind in the sky were completely isolated outside the leopard’s aura.
While the leopard was running fast, it was also very stable, which made sitting on its back a pleasurable experience.
An hour later.
The snow leopard had traversed the large ocean to reach a desert.
——-there was a fixed teleportation point leading from the Eastern Desolate Grotto to the Western Sea Grotto here.
Li Qiu Yu explained: “We’re going to wait here until nightfall to leave the Eastern Desolate Grotto—— also, little brother Qiu Shan, us women are really quite delicate, braving the outside wind and sun for the past few days had caused us to turn a bit tanned, so we’re going to rest up a bit and do some skin maintenance. You were a close aide of your clan’s young master before, so you should know how to cook and clean right? We’ll leave it to you”
Gu Qing Shan hesitated a bit, then said: “Alright”
The three of them reached the western-most region of the desert and stopped in front of a rock that was around half the size of an adult.
“Then, I’ll be going first” Li Qiu Yu said.
She then leapt onto the rock and suddenly vanished.
Gu Qing Shan followed her lead and also leapt on, then became stunned.
Standing on top of the rock, he no longer saw the desert, but instead an abandoned cave.
Gu Qing Shan looked down.
He was standing in a hole at the deep end of the cave.
The rock was right underneath his feet.
Li Qiu Yu was worried that he might not have learnt any martial arts, so she grabbed his hand and pulled him out of the hole.
Following that, Zhao Qiong also appeared inside the hole.
The three of them left the cave and walked up to the cliffside just outside.
—–just like how he entered the Eastern Desolate Grotto last time, they were going to have to jump.
Li Qiu Yu looked at the poor wrought iron bracelet on Gu Qing Shan’s hand, then scoffed: “No need for you to use this thing anymore, that would harm our School of Shan Hai’s reputation”
She took out a bone bracelet and tossed it to Gu Qing Shan.
“Put this on, then jump”
Gu Qing Shan received it.
[Bone Desolate Beast bracelet, a symbol of identity within the School of Shan Hai. Usable within the Tomb of Myriad Beasts to enter the Western Sea Grotto and enter the School of Shan Hai’s vicinity]
[This bracelet can summon a bone beasts to fight for you]
[Owner: Li Qiu Yu]
Gu Qing Shan casually put the wrought iron bracelet away, then put on the bone bracelet.
He looked down the cliff, then jumped.
The wind howled.
Around the walls, numerous fierce and terrible presences appeared from the surrounding corpses.
Those presences surged in like a storm towards Gu Qing Shan.
At this time, a faint glow appeared from the bone bracelet.
Due to this faint glow, the threatening consciousnesses simply swept across Gu Qing Shan before moving away, allowing him to continue falling.
All of a sudden, a bright glow.
Gu Qing Shan felt the heaven and earth turning over themselves, then his surroundings abruptly changed as his feet touched water.
A new world appeared before him.
Gu Qing Shan found himself standing on a boundlessly large sea.
On top of the raging sea was a mountain that hung upside down.
The mountain was practically the sky itself, hiding among the clouds while being so large that no end could be seen in sight.
“Mountain and sea… so that is why it is the School of Shan Hai” Gu Qing Shan muttered.
He fell into the sea.