Shi Yan had to promise her.
Xia Xin Yan had made it clear that the Three Gods Sect and the Xia Family were adversaries. As she had waited in the Yin Valley after she knew that the fake Gate of Heaven was created by Ouyang Zhi, her purpose was obvious.
After leaving the Yin Valley, Xia Xin Yan assumed that Shi Yan would be here so she waited for him.
Or maybe she had come up with this idea when she was still in the Yin Valley.
For Shi Yan, as long as he survived, he would have boundless opportunities!
He didn’t take the poison that Xia Xin Yan had mentioned seriously as he believed that his Immortal Martial Spirit could easily defend against that toxin.
Furthermore, since it was a long way to the Endless Sea, there was a chance that Beiming Shang would find him, so it was safer to travel with Xia Xin Yan.
He would put the past behind him for the moment. He would have the chance to fight back as long as he survived.
Since Xia Xin Yan explained her purpose, the two towering men then let Shi Yan go, admiring Xia Xin Yan’s ability to take advantage of the situation.
Once Shi Yan was attached to the Xia Family and then became a God Child of the Three Gods Sect, they would know everything about the Three Gods Sect!
Even the two dumb huge men knew what it meant!
Shi Yan would be more useful to the Xia Family alive than dead!
The next two days, Shi Yan smoothly travelled east with the three people.
Having Shi Yan’s promise, Xia Xin Yan was delighted, and continued to explain to him about the Three Gods Sect.
The Three Gods Sect was a huge power in the Endless Sea and had numerous disciples. The core disciples had the ability to absorb the energy from the sun, moon and stars from their Martial Spirits.
The Three Gods Sect had three Martial Spirits; the Sun Martial Spirit, the Moon Martial Spirit and the Star Martial Spirit.
The three Martial Spirits could absorb the light from the sun, moon and stars. Warriors who possessed the Star Martial Spirit were the rarest, thus the Star Martial Spirit was considered to be the most powerful one among the three.
There was only one sun and one moon in the Grace Mainland, while the stars were numerous. Their combined power was much stronger than the sun or the moon.
The Three Gods Sect was very mysterious and their core disciples were not born with Martial Spirit, but obtained it after being submerged for three years in three separate ponds; the sun pond, the moon pond and the star pond.
The sun, moon and star ponds were the most mysterious places in the Three Gods Sect. No outsiders knew exactly where they were. Even many disciples of the Three Gods Sect didn’t know their exact position.
The elders of the Three Gods Sect would go to the islands in the Endless Sea every ten years or so to collect talented infants and take them to the three mysterious ponds.
The three ponds had a weird power, as many infants would soon die after being placed in them. Generally, less than twenty infants would survive out of one thousand after three years in the ponds.
Those who survived would inherit the power to absorb power from the sun, moon or stars, and thus were authorized to be a core disciple of the Three Gods Sect. They were then sent to the major islands and taught all sorts of martial skills by various teachers.
Although those infants who survived the three ponds all had a Martial Spirit, their abilities were varied.
As for the Sun Martial Spirit, some infants could absorb ten times the amount of power from the sun compared to others.
These infants would develop their Martial Spirit several times and they could absorb the sun’s power much faster, some could even produce sun fire from it.
Some infants took too much time to absorb the power of sun and their Martial Spirit wouldn’t develop even if their realm were to advance.
Although the Sun, Moon and Star Martial Spirits were all Sacred Level Martial Spirits, they couldn’t be completely mastered if they were not developed.
Almost none of the infants from the three ponds could develop the three Martial Spirits to their highest potential. Even if their realm advanced, their Martial Spirits would stop improving over time.
Only a few infants from the three ponds showed great talent each century. These infants were called a God Child! These God Children were promising talents and were candidates to become the next the Sun, Moon or Star God!
A God Child was so rare that they would be considered as the most precious treasure of the Three Gods Sect and the core sect elders would train them personally. Once they were chosen to take the mantle of one of the three Gods, the rest would become core elders of the Three Gods Sect, dealing with all sorts of matters.
Most of the God Children came from the three ponds, while some of them were found in another way.
Those who got an Original Seal of a Martial Spirit was also considered to be a God Child.
This type of God Child were the most promising to become one of the three Gods, since they got their Martial Spirit from one of the previous Gods.
Therefore, the God Children who inherited their Martial Spirit via an Original Seal were highly treasured.
Shi Yan was a lucky dog.
Since Xia Xin Yan wanted to send Shi Yan to the Three Gods Sect, she explained every detail carefully.
She depicted the Three Gods Sect as an evil religion with mysterious power, and told of many evil deeds performed by the Three Gods Sect to provoke hatred in Shi Yan.
Shi Yan knew Xia Xin Yan’s intentions, but he just kept silent.
On that day, Shi Yan and Xia Xin Yan came to the center of a swamp. They were standing on a dry land and looked for places to step on cautiously.
All of a sudden, someone showed up from the swamp and laughed cunningly, “We meet again!”
“Zhua Qi!” Xia Xin Yan looked cold as she asked calmly, “Why are you here!”
“I didn’t come for you.” Zhua Qi smiled and then turned to Shi Yan, “Boy, give me that thing you got from the odd space. I promised Chi Xiao that once you give it to me, I will let you leave the Dead Swamp alive.”
“Zhua Qi, you came for treasure?” Xia Xin Yan took a breath and secretly made eye contact to the two huge men.
“Don’t play tricks.” Zhua Qi scorned, “I’ve been watching you for days! And you know my ability in the swamp! Do what I say if you don’t want to sink! Or don’t blame me for killing you!”
“Zhua Qi, You can’t hurt me.” Xia Xin Yan said calmly.
“I know Miss Xia can reach the Sky Realm for a short moment, so what?” Zhua Qi looked gloomy as he became impatient, “Once Miss Xia advances to Sky Realm, I will sink into the mud. And when you become weak, I would come out again. I know you can’t reach the Sky Realm twice in a short time. Till then, I can do whatever I want!”
Xia Xin Yan’s eyes turned cold.
“You cleaned up the Nine-headed Sky Snake for me, I won’t trouble you. Just leave the boy and disappear!” Zhua Qi looked at Xia Xin Yan coldly and reached out his hand to Shi Yan, “Give me. And you can leave. Or don’t blame me for what happens next!”
“Zhua Qi, you are seeking death!” Xia Xin Yan grunted, and said coldly, “This is your last chance to get back in the mud. Or, you will regret for it!”
“Regret? Hahaha! Hahahaha!” Zhua Qi burst out into laughter, “Show me how you will make me regret!”
Greenish Profound Qi leaked out from Zhua Qi’s body to the center of the swamp.
The mud in the swamp moved like waves. In an instant, ten mud dragons flew out and jumped toward Xia Xin Yan.
Xia Xin Yan had an indifferent expression in her eyes as she raised her arms.
From the river of time, the power of reincarnation was injected into Xia Xin Yan’s palm.
Xia Xin Yan, who was at the Disaster Realm, suddenly rose up into the sky and stared at the mud dragons coldly, a lotus sign appearing between her hands.
Countless blue lotuses flew out from her palm filling the air with a refreshing scent and produced a dazzling light.
Every lotus was as big as a wash basin. They surrounded Xia Xin Yan.
Xia Xin Yan pointed, and a lotus stuck to a mud dragon.
With a huge thunderous roar, the power from Zhua Qi on the mud dragon was shattered and it turned back into mud, falling into the swamp.
Xia Xin Yan pointed again, while ten lotuses struck toward Zhua Qi.
“Hehe. You do this first. Let’s see.” Zhua Qi withdrew his head and disappeared into the mud.
Xia Xin Yan seemed to know that she couldn’t win against Zhua Qi, as she stretched out her hand and withdrew all the lotuses to her palm.
“Let’s go!” Xia Xin Yan stretched out her hand and lifted Shi Yan who was standing on the swamp, then dashed out of the swamp in an instant.
The two huge men from the Xia Family shouted and stamped, then dashed out like two bullets, before they landed behind Xia Xin Yan.
“Shi Yan! Shi Yan! Shi Yan!”
At that moment, Beiming Shang’s howls came from afar, containing extreme hatred. The howls became louder and louder as Beiming Shang approached.
Xia Xin Yan’s expression shifted at once, as she realized the situation had turned bad. She grabbed Shi Yan and flew eastward as fast as she could while she still possessed Sky Realm energy.
“You can’t go anywhere!” Beiming Shang’s soul consciousness overwhelmed the space with his crazy howls.