The members of the Dragon's Fang Lineage hurriedly flew towards the eastern district.
"Li Luo, why didn't you choose the western district? Apart from the center district, the concentration of worldly natural energy is the highest over there. We'd surely be able to get more Spirit Resonance Golden Dew from there," Li Fuling could not help but ask while they were traveling over to the eastern district.
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"Cousin Fuling, Li Wuyuan has always disliked us. Do you think that he would be so kind as to let us be the second pick in choosing the districts? There's definitely a trap there," Li Fengyi explained on behalf of Li Luo.
Li Fuling frowned after hearing this. "It may be a trap, but the Spirit Resonance Golden Dew is worth the risk. Besides, he would not dare to put us in any life-threatening situations no matter how much he dislikes us."
Hearing this, Li Lingjing smiled gently and replied, "It's true that he might not need to threaten our lives, but as long as it results in casualties and injuries on our side, it will hinder our Spiritual Resonance Cave progress significantly."
Li Fuling was still not convinced, so she retorted angrily, "Just continue standing up for him. Let's see what we're going to do at the Golden Dew Platform when we can't gather enough Spirit Resonance Golden Dew later."
However, Li Luo simply smiled and told her, "Don't get so worked up, Cousin Fuling. I'm not really afraid of the traps set by Li Wuyuan. I just feel that the eastern district is more suitable for us. Perhaps we will reap more rewards here?"
Li Fuling eyed him suspiciously. "How do you know? Li Wuyuan has control of the ward in the area, so he can sense the greatest concentrations of energy. How in the world do you know that the eastern district has better rewards?"
At this point, the others looked over at him with curious gazes too.
Li Luo did not know how to explain this to them. He could not possibly tell them that he felt particularly connected to the Spiritual Resonance Cave and therefore he could sense the worldly natural energy in the area more acutely, right?
No one would believe him if he said so.
As such, Li Luo could only give a vague reply. "You'll know when the time comes."
Li Fuling was clearly dissatisfied with this reply. "We'll wait and see how you explain yourself then!" She snorted. However, she did not push him on this issue any further.
As the few of them bickered among themselves, their pace picked up gradually too. A few minutes later, they arrived in the middle of the valley.
There was a faint mist blanketing the region, which seemed to be the result of the condensation of worldly natural energy. Moreover, the worldly natural energy in the Spiritual Resonance Cave seemed to have a very special characteristic. Whenever someone absorbed this energy, they could feel the resonances within their bodies cheering in excitement.
As Li Luo studied his surroundings, he noticed some faint, glowing characters on the walls of the valley. This was clearly part of the ward that had caused the worldly natural energy to gather in the area.
The others crossed their legs and sat down for a break as they awaited the activation of the ward from Li Wuyuan.
Only Li Luo strolled up and down the valley, examining everything with a curious gaze. The others could sense the worldly natural energy that had gathered in this valley. However, he could sense another force beneath it. There was an enormous pool of worldly natural energy there that had not been attracted by the ward.
"Why is the Spiritual Resonance Cave so nice to me? Am I the chosen one here?"
Li Luo had asked himself this numerous times. His acute senses within the cave had possibly exceeded that of even Dukes.
Was this all because of the Acquired Resonance Godly Forging Art?
With that thought in mind, he activated the Acquired Resonance Godly Forging Art that he had not used for years. In the past, he had only used it for creating the resonance affinity wheels and absorbing them into his body. He had not discovered any other use for it under ordinary circumstances.
The other purpose of this art was...
Li Luo stretched out his palm, and a transparent flame materialized on it.
This was the Acquired Resonance Flame, a critical component for his acquired resonances. However... Li Luo had been unable to find any offensive uses for it in the past two years.
"Since it can help me refine an acquired resonance... surely it should do something amazing, right? Are there any other uses for it? Am I using it wrongly?" Li Luo wondered to himself.
However, just as he was pondering these things, the huge pool of worldly natural energy beneath the ground began reacting.
He could faintly sense it moving in his direction.
No. Strictly speaking, it was moving towards the Acquired Resonance Flame.
Li Luo's eyes lit up when he noticed this pleasant surprise. "The Acquired Resonance Flame can attract such a well-hidden pool of worldly natural energy?"
It wasn't really surprising, actually. After all, the Acquired Resonance Flame was the product of the Acquired Resonance Godly Forging Art.
However, this would make it much easier for Li Luo to lure all the hidden energy out now.
As such, he continued walking around the valley, flicking out a faint Acquired Resonance Flame from time to time. When each flame landed on the ground, it was rapidly absorbed into the soil. However, Li Luo was not going to pull out the energy just yet. He hid the flames with a layer of resonant power while he bided his time for the most opportune moment.
This went on for quite some time before Li Luo clapped his hands in satisfaction. With the Acquired Resonance Flames as bait, he should be able to lure out much more worldly natural energy. In that case, the amount of Spirit Resonance Golden Dew in the area would surely increase drastically.
"What're you doing over here?" Someone suddenly called out to him from behind. Li Luo turned around and saw a gleefully smiling Li Lingjing looking at him.
"Just preparing a surprise for the rest," Li Luo replied.
"Acting so secretively." Li Lingjing pouted.
Li Luo laughed it off. Now he just had to wait and see how big of a harvest it would be. This would also be an experiment to see if he was really the chosen one.
On the same day that the Heavenly Dragon's Five Lineages headed into their respective districts, there was a faint light signal deep in the forest.
After some time, a different group landed on the top of a mountain.
They were a massive party with even more members than the Heavenly Dragon's Five Lineages.
And there were a few familiar faces among them. They were none other than the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Zhao.
Zhao Shenjiang was with them too. However, he was not the leader this time. Their leader was an ordinary-looking youth dressed in golden robes. He was named Zhao Yan, an eight-pearl cultivator leading the army from the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Zhao.
At this point, Zhao Yan looked at the dozens of people around him. These people were not from the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Zhao. Instead, they came from another powerful force known as the Devil Fire Hall.
"Brother Tian, this region is really rich in worldly natural energy. It seems like the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Li truly developed it well," Zhao Yan said with a laugh.
Hearing this, the youth known as Brother Tian also grinned. "My men happened to spot the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Li setting up this ward here. This is how we get to know that they're developing this location. However, the Devil Fire Hall can't beat them alone. This is why we'll need your help."
"So you're thinking of reaping the benefits from the side while the two of us brawl it out, Brother Tian?" Zhao Yan laughed in response.
The youth with the surname Tian was also a charismatic individual. In response, he only smiled warmly. "With all the enmity between the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Li and the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Zhao, surely there's no need for me to fan any more flames, right? You guys are the only ones who'll dare to challenge them. Who else would dare to offend them?"
"Wise choice, Brother Tian. However, there will be quite a few casualties if we go about it forcefully. Looking at you, it seems like you have another ace hidden up your sleeve," Zhao Yan said with a grin.
The youth with the surname Tian replied with a light smile, "It’s nothing much, actually. We simply set up a small ward of our own on the side when we noticed what the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Li was preparing for. Our ward hid some of the worldly natural energy from their sight. If we activate our own ward when they're ready to harvest the Spirit Resonance Golden Dew, we can cause the Guardian Spirits that spawn to be more powerful. It wouldn't be enough to kill them off, but it should be sufficient to injure them significantly. If we go after them at that point in time, things should be a little easier for us."
Hearing this, Zhao Yan clapped and laughed out loud. "Making use of your opponents. What a cunning plan."
"Just a little annoyance. Surely it won't cause the Bloodline of Heavenly Emperor Li to hold a grudge against us," the youth with the surname Tian replied in a humble tone.
"Let us sit back and enjoy the show for now."
As the two of them were chatting, Zhao Jingyu, who was standing at the side, began to look towards the forest with vicious eyes.
"Li Luo, I bet you didn’t think we would meet again so soon, huh?"