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Having overcome numerous challenges and trials, John Brown has successfully reached the Immortal Realm. However, his journey takes an unexpected turn as he finds himself in the Spirit Domain Realm instead, devoid of his powers, treasures, and memories from the past three centuries. Cut off from his allies and resources, John Brown must unravel the events of the last 300 years in order to find a way back to the Immortal Realm. Will he be able to overcome the odds stacked against him, or will he be condemned to remain in this lower realm forever? With the deck seemingly stacked against him, John Brown 's fate hangs in the balance in A Record of a Mortal's Journey to Immortality: Immortal Realm, a popular novel by Wang Yu that delves into themes of action, adventure, fantasy, harem, martial arts, and immortal heroes.
 

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Chapter 45: That's Impossible

Inside his cave abode, John slowly opened his eyes, withdrawing his spiritual sense from within his body, and there was a weary look on his face.

After taking a moment to compose himself, he flipped a hand over to produce a blue Cloud Crane Herb, which he placed into his mouth and began chewing as a contemplative look appeared on his face.

Moments later, he exhaled before suddenly breaking the silence.

"Bruce, I have some questions for you."

As soon as his voice trailed off, the shadow that was cast onto the ground in front of him warped and elongated, following which a black-robed man with skin as dark as ink rose up from the shadow.

The man cast his gaze toward John in silence, and John wasted no time, cutting straight to the chase.

"Do you know of any secret technique that can seal one's nascent soul using chains that contain some type of power of laws?"

"Does this have something to do with the seal on your nascent soul?"

After the past two years of recuperation, Bruce Wills had also made some strides in his recovery, but he was still rather mechanical in his way of speech.

John nodded in response, then gave Bruce a brief rundown of the state that his nascent soul was in.

Bruce was silent for a moment before replying, "Judging from my past experience, in your current situation, you'll most likely have to recover your former spiritual powers cultivation base, then rely on some secret technique to break the seal on your nascent soul. Unfortunately, due to the seal that's been placed on your nascent soul, it's impossible for you to cultivate and recover your cultivation base, so it seems to be a self-contradicting dilemma."

"I thought that would be the case. In fact, my situation is even worse than what you've just described. Even if I were to self-detonate my physical body and possess another body with my nascent soul, I still won't be able to free myself from this seal," John said with tightly furrowed brows.

"I recall you recently paid a visit to this sect's scripture library. Did you discover anything useful there?" Bruce asked.

"I read through all of their scriptures, but there was nothing of use," Han Li sighed in a resigned manner.

Bruce fell silent again for a moment before replying, "In that case, I can only imagine that there are no secret techniques in this realm of a sufficiently high caliber to provide a solution to your problem. You'll most likely have to find a way to return to the Immortal Realm before you can pursue ways to remedy the issue."

……

In a lush forest somewhere in the Immortal Realm.

The forest was countless ancient trees, some of which were vibrant and thriving, while others were withered and decrepit. There were also some that were of a purplish-red color, presenting a peculiar sight to behold.

Deep in the forest was an open area without any tall trees in this area, only patches of shrubs, creating a stark contrast with the environment around it.

However, at the very center of this area was a strange ancient tree that extended all the way up into the clouds.

The tree was entirely of a dark azure color. The trunk of the tree was extremely straight with very few branches, and there wasn't a single leaf growing on the tree, giving it a bare, pillar-like appearance.

What was even more interesting was that at some point above the tree, there were seven or eight branches growing diagonally out of the trunk, and these branches were supporting a massive gray bird's nest, looking much like an upside-down tattered straw hat from afar.

An incredibly massive bird was laying in the nest, whimpering quietly, seemingly in a great deal of pain.

The bird's entire body was riddled with arrow-like feathers, and it had a disproportionately massive head, but a rather thin neck, and there was a huge pouch hanging near its chest, which was expanding and shrinking with each breath that it took.

All of a sudden, the bird fully extended its neck as it raised its head up high, casting a wary gaze toward a certain direction, and the rate at which the pouch in front of its chest was expanding and shrinking sped up dramatically.

The forest on the edge of the open area rustled violently in three different directions, and a humanoid figure leaped out from each direction before flying rapidly toward the giant nest.

The three figures were all wearing tight-fitting black robes, and they leaped out into the open in perfect synchronicity, with even the degree of their movements completely identical. What was even more remarkable was that the three men were also identical in appearance, with all three bearing the same handsome and youthful male face.

The three were rapidly closing in on the giant nest at an indescribable speed, leaving trails of afterimages in the wake. All of a sudden, all three of them blurred before vanishing on the spot.

The enormous bird was quite alarmed by this, and the pouch in front of its chest bulged slightly, following which it abruptly opened its beak toward the southeast to let loose a deafening cry.

Incredibly powerful soundwaves interspersed with countless azure blades of wind were sent sweeping toward the tall trees up ahead.

The countless blades of wind formed an arc-shaped wall amid the sound of thunderous rumbling, and all of the shrubs in the wake of the wall of wind were uprooted before being torn to shreds, while all of the tall trees in the wall's path were also felled before being reduced to sawdust.

The remnants of all of these plants were swept up by the wall of wind, becoming part of the wall as it continued to sweep through the dense forest without displaying any signs of slowing down.

In the southeast, the two black-robed figures that had just disappeared suddenly re-emerged out of thin air before rapidly descending toward the ground.

At the same time, azure light flashed from their bodies in unison, and they instantly became blurry and indistinct as they flashed through the air, constantly adjusting their speed in a calm and methodical manner to evade all of the oncoming blades of wind.

The giant bird's thunderous roar continued to ring out, and countless more blades of wind were sent sweeping in all directions alongside devastating soundwaves.

However, the two figures were able to traverse casually through the blades of wind as if they were taking a stroll in the park, continuing to approach the giant bird as if there were nothing in their path.

As the two figures drew closer and closer, the giant bird looked down at the nest beneath itself, then let loose a despairing wail.

The fleshy pouch on its chest began to rapidly expand, becoming as large as the rest of its body in mere moments, and it was still continuing to expand.

One of the black-robed young men was furious to see this.

"You think you can self-detonate? Not on my watch!"

As soon as his voice trailed off, the third black-robed young man, who had been concealed this entire time, suddenly appeared in the air above the giant bird without any warning.

He was wielding a long black blade, and with just a flick of his wrist, the blade instantly sliced through the bird's throat amid a flash of black light.

A powerful burst of wind erupted out of the wound, carrying a vast volume of blue blood that erupted like a fountain.

By the time the fountain of blue blood ran dry, the pouch on the giant bird's chest had also shrunk back down to its original size. Its head was laying limply in the massive nest, and its feathers were covered in its blood.

Beneath it was a huge white egg that was tinged with traces of blue blood, and it was nestled against the giant bird's abdomen, looking very lonely and vulnerable.

The three black-robed figures jumped down from the giant bird's head in an expressionless manner, then made their way over to its two wings and its tail. After rummaging through the bird's thick plumage for a while, each of them plucked out a glowing feather.

Right at this moment, a flash of yellow light suddenly lit up from the waist of one of the black-robed figures, accompanied by a burst of urgent buzzing.

The other two immediately arrived by the black-robed young man's side, and the three figures blurred before quickly fusing as one.

Immediately thereafter, the black-robed young man pulled out a round communication plate from his waist, then injected his spiritual sense into it, upon which his brows suddenly furrowed tightly as he exclaimed, "That's impossible!"

A vicious look appeared in his eyes as he spoke, and he quickly stowed the giant egg away before speeding off into the distance as a gust of fierce wind.
 

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Chapter 46: Two Solutions

Inside his secret chamber, John watched as Bruce gradually vanished back into his shadow, and a wry smile appeared on his face. He no longer wanted to think about the seal that was imposed on his nascent soul.

He raised his head to look up at the starry night sky through the huge hole in the ceiling, and a short while later, he rose to his feet before making his way over to Mizar star, the sixth star of the Big Dipper Energy Gathering Array. Once there, he sat down with his legs crossed again, then made a hand seal to cast several incantation seals in succession to activate the entire array.

After taking a moment to prepare himself, John closed his eyes and fell completely still.

Close to an hour later, right as he began to cultivate the sixth level of the Big Dipper Origin Arts, an unexpected turn of events unfolded.

For some reason, the starpower that he was able to draw from the night sky was several times more potent than before, and within the span of just a few seconds, six massive pillars of starlight had taken shape.

If one were to inspect the scene from afar, they would see six pillars of light descending straight from the night sky, giving off immense starpower fluctuations.

John was quite surprised to see this.

He had triggered similar phenomena while cultivating the fifth level of the Big Dipper Origin Arts, but they hadn't been anywhere near as spectacular. There were quite a few cultivation arts in the Spirit Domain Realm that relied on harnessing the power of starlight, so such a phenomenon wasn't all that remarkable. However, given how much of a spectacle he was putting on here, it was going to be very difficult to avoid drawing attention.

He shook his head, not paying the matter much heed as he continued to focus on cultivation.

……

In the air above a certain cave abode stood a burly man, who was looking at the six enormous pillars of light with a surprised and solemn expression.

In the next instant, black light appeared over his entire body, and he flew through the air as a blurry shadow before quickly landing near John's cave abode in a stealthy manner.

The closer he drew to the cave abode, the more he was able to sense the unfathomably immense starpower contained within those pillars of light, which was spreading through the air in powerful waves.

After a brief hesitation, he decided to take a risk and draw even closer for a more thorough examination.

Right at this moment, a voice suddenly rang out beside him without any warning. "Hold on, Bill Murray."

In the next instant, a scholarly-robed figure appeared in front of him in a flash, and it was none other than Clint Eastwood, the master of the Cloudrise Peak.

Bill Murray faltered slightly upon seeing this, following which the black light around him faded, and he immediately cupped his fist in a salute. "Peak Master, I..."

Clint Eastwood raised a hand to cut him off. "There's no need to say anything. Come with me."

Before Bill had a chance to reply, Clint Eastwood sped away toward the pinnacle of the Cloudrise Peak as a streak of white light.

Bill seemed to want to say something, but at this point, Clint Eastwood was already far away, so he could only follow along.

A short while later, Bill descended in front of the hall at the pinnacle of the Cloudrise Peak.

Clint Eastwood was already making his way into the hall with his hands clasped behind his back, and Bill hurriedly approached him.

"Peak Master, given the phenomenon that John has triggered, he's definitely not practicing any ordinary cultivation art. On top of that, his origins have always been suspicious. If we don't investigate this matter properly, what are we going to do if the sect decides to hold us accountable?"

"The supreme elder personally sent me a message not to investigate this matter," Clint Eastwood replied as he continued to make his way into the hall.

A stunned look appeared on Bill's face upon hearing this. "The supreme elder? Why…..."

Clint Eastwood suddenly stopped in his tracks, then turned around as he said, "The supreme elder must have his reasons. All we need to do is follow his orders."

"Alright, in that case, it seems we have no choice Bill replied with a nod.

"Issue an order to all of the disciples of our peak. Tell them that no one is to approach John's cave abode, and disrupting during his cultivation is strictly prohibited!" Clint Eastwood instructed.

"Yes, Peak Master!" Billn immediately departed to carry out the orders assigned to him.

"Who exactly are you, John? The supreme elder is always in seclusion and rarely ever makes an appearance for anything, yet..." Clint Eastwood murmured to himself as he fell into deep thought.

……

The phenomenon triggered above John's cave abode didn't last very long. Close to three hours later, the six giant pillars of starlight disintegrated into nothingness.

Despite the spectacular nature of the phenomenon, not a single person from the sect approached John's cave abode to investigate. It was as if no one had even noticed what was happening.

Inside his cave abode, John was still seated with his legs crossed, and his eyes were already open, but he remained completely still, seemingly a little concerned about something.

The cultivation of the sixth level of the Big Dipper Origin Arts was far more difficult than he imagined. Not only was the process far more complex than it was for the fifth level, most importantly, the amount of starpower required also increased dramatically.

With his current spiritual sense, he was able to satisfy the starpower requirements, but the more spiritual sense he used, the more magic power he would have to expend.

Prior to this, the Cloud Crane Herbs that he had grown were sufficient to support his cultivation, but at this point, even if he were to constantly use the Heaven Controlling Vial to accelerate the maturation of the Cloud Crane Herbs, there was still no guarantee that he would have a sufficient supply to support his cultivation.

At this rate, if he wanted to master the sixth level of the cultivation art, it would take at least a decade.

With that in mind, John's brows furrowed tightly with concern.

He had to return to the Immortal Realm as soon as possible, and he couldn't afford to wait ten years.

Objectively speaking, mastering the sixth level of the Big Dipper Origin Arts in just ten years was already completely unheard of. If Patriarch Cold Flame were to hear about this, his jaw would've most likely dropped straight to the ground.

John stroked his chin in contemplation, and a short while later, a thought seemed to have suddenly occurred to him.

He closed his eyes as he sifted through the scriptures of the Cold Flame Sect stored in his mind.

Moments later, his eyes sprang open as a faint smile appeared on his face.

As expected of one of the three dominant powerhouses of the Spirit Domain Realm, the scriptures of the Cold Flame Sect really did contain two potential solutions, the first of which was directly tied to the Origin Realm Temple.

There were many cultivation arts in the Origin Realm Temple that relied on harnessing the power of starlight, and it was said that the founding patriarch excelled in such cultivation arts.

Inside the temple was a Star Gathering Platform, which had been constructed using countless precious materials, and the platform had an ancient star array engraved upon it.

The array had been personally set up by the immortal founder of the Origin Realm Temple, and it was far more potent than the Big Dipper Energy Gathering Array that Han Li had created.

The array was vastly renowned across the entire Spirit Domain Realm, and it was said that with the assistance of the array, one would be able to easily draw four to five times the power of starlight they would've normally been capable of.

However, this platform was an extremely cherished resource of the Origin Realm Temple, and only the brightest disciple and elders could access it. As for people outside of the sect, it was prohibited for them to even catch a glimpse of the platform.

The second potential solution was to use a treasure known as the Starmoon Mirror, the refinement method for which was recorded in one of the jade slips from the inner library.

The Starmoon Mirror wasn't a powerful offensive treasure. Instead, it was an auxiliary treasure that could attract a vast amount of starpower with an injection of only a tiny amount of magic power.

The refinement method for the mirror was found by chance in a secret area by a Body Integration Stage elder of the Cold Flame Sect.

However, there weren't many star-based cultivation arts in the Cold Flame Sect, and a huge amount of precious materials were required to refine the treasure, so even though this was an extremely precious jade slip, no one had actually used it to refine any Starmoon Mirrors.

Most importantly, the main material used for refining this treasure was the Dawn Stone, which was not only an extremely rare material, but also something that the Heavenly Ghost Sect held in the utmost regard.

It was said that when cultivating the Great Heavenly Ghost Arts, the premium cultivation art of the Heavenly Ghost Sect, a large amount of Dawn Stones had to be expended in the cultivation of the final few levels.

As a result, the few known Dawn Stone mines in the Spirit Domain Realm were all under the Heavenly Ghost Sect's control.

Hence, access to the Star Gathering Platform and refining Starmoon Mirrors were both rather difficult options to pursue.

After a moment of contemplation, John rose to his feet before leaving his cave abode.
 

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Chapter 46: Two Solutions

Inside his secret chamber, John watched as Bruce gradually vanished back into his shadow, and a wry smile appeared on his face. He no longer wanted to think about the seal that was imposed on his nascent soul.

He raised his head to look up at the starry night sky through the huge hole in the ceiling, and a short while later, he rose to his feet before making his way over to Mizar star, the sixth star of the Big Dipper Energy Gathering Array. Once there, he sat down with his legs crossed again, then made a hand seal to cast several incantation seals in succession to activate the entire array.

After taking a moment to prepare himself, John closed his eyes and fell completely still.

Close to an hour later, right as he began to cultivate the sixth level of the Big Dipper Origin Arts, an unexpected turn of events unfolded.

For some reason, the starpower that he was able to draw from the night sky was several times more potent than before, and within the span of just a few seconds, six massive pillars of starlight had taken shape.

If one were to inspect the scene from afar, they would see six pillars of light descending straight from the night sky, giving off immense starpower fluctuations.

John was quite surprised to see this.

He had triggered similar phenomena while cultivating the fifth level of the Big Dipper Origin Arts, but they hadn't been anywhere near as spectacular. There were quite a few cultivation arts in the Spirit Domain Realm that relied on harnessing the power of starlight, so such a phenomenon wasn't all that remarkable. However, given how much of a spectacle he was putting on here, it was going to be very difficult to avoid drawing attention.

He shook his head, not paying the matter much heed as he continued to focus on cultivation.

……

In the air above a certain cave abode stood a burly man, who was looking at the six enormous pillars of light with a surprised and solemn expression.

In the next instant, black light appeared over his entire body, and he flew through the air as a blurry shadow before quickly landing near John's cave abode in a stealthy manner.

The closer he drew to the cave abode, the more he was able to sense the unfathomably immense starpower contained within those pillars of light, which was spreading through the air in powerful waves.

After a brief hesitation, he decided to take a risk and draw even closer for a more thorough examination.

Right at this moment, a voice suddenly rang out beside him without any warning. "Hold on, Bill Murray."

In the next instant, a scholarly-robed figure appeared in front of him in a flash, and it was none other than Clint Eastwood, the master of the Cloudrise Peak.

Bill Murray faltered slightly upon seeing this, following which the black light around him faded, and he immediately cupped his fist in a salute. "Peak Master, I..."

Clint Eastwood raised a hand to cut him off. "There's no need to say anything. Come with me."

Before Bill had a chance to reply, Clint Eastwood sped away toward the pinnacle of the Cloudrise Peak as a streak of white light.

Bill seemed to want to say something, but at this point, Clint Eastwood was already far away, so he could only follow along.

A short while later, Bill descended in front of the hall at the pinnacle of the Cloudrise Peak.

Clint Eastwood was already making his way into the hall with his hands clasped behind his back, and Bill hurriedly approached him.

"Peak Master, given the phenomenon that John has triggered, he's definitely not practicing any ordinary cultivation art. On top of that, his origins have always been suspicious. If we don't investigate this matter properly, what are we going to do if the sect decides to hold us accountable?"

"The supreme elder personally sent me a message not to investigate this matter," Clint Eastwood replied as he continued to make his way into the hall.

A stunned look appeared on Bill's face upon hearing this. "The supreme elder? Why…..."

Clint Eastwood suddenly stopped in his tracks, then turned around as he said, "The supreme elder must have his reasons. All we need to do is follow his orders."

"Alright, in that case, it seems we have no choice Bill replied with a nod.

"Issue an order to all of the disciples of our peak. Tell them that no one is to approach John's cave abode, and disrupting during his cultivation is strictly prohibited!" Clint Eastwood instructed.

"Yes, Peak Master!" Billn immediately departed to carry out the orders assigned to him.

"Who exactly are you, John? The supreme elder is always in seclusion and rarely ever makes an appearance for anything, yet..." Clint Eastwood murmured to himself as he fell into deep thought.

……

The phenomenon triggered above John's cave abode didn't last very long. Close to three hours later, the six giant pillars of starlight disintegrated into nothingness.

Despite the spectacular nature of the phenomenon, not a single person from the sect approached John's cave abode to investigate. It was as if no one had even noticed what was happening.

Inside his cave abode, John was still seated with his legs crossed, and his eyes were already open, but he remained completely still, seemingly a little concerned about something.

The cultivation of the sixth level of the Big Dipper Origin Arts was far more difficult than he imagined. Not only was the process far more complex than it was for the fifth level, most importantly, the amount of starpower required also increased dramatically.

With his current spiritual sense, he was able to satisfy the starpower requirements, but the more spiritual sense he used, the more magic power he would have to expend.

Prior to this, the Cloud Crane Herbs that he had grown were sufficient to support his cultivation, but at this point, even if he were to constantly use the Heaven Controlling Vial to accelerate the maturation of the Cloud Crane Herbs, there was still no guarantee that he would have a sufficient supply to support his cultivation.

At this rate, if he wanted to master the sixth level of the cultivation art, it would take at least a decade.

With that in mind, John's brows furrowed tightly with concern.

He had to return to the Immortal Realm as soon as possible, and he couldn't afford to wait ten years.

Objectively speaking, mastering the sixth level of the Big Dipper Origin Arts in just ten years was already completely unheard of. If Patriarch Cold Flame were to hear about this, his jaw would've most likely dropped straight to the ground.

John stroked his chin in contemplation, and a short while later, a thought seemed to have suddenly occurred to him.

He closed his eyes as he sifted through the scriptures of the Cold Flame Sect stored in his mind.

Moments later, his eyes sprang open as a faint smile appeared on his face.

As expected of one of the three dominant powerhouses of the Spirit Domain Realm, the scriptures of the Cold Flame Sect really did contain two potential solutions, the first of which was directly tied to the Origin Realm Temple.

There were many cultivation arts in the Origin Realm Temple that relied on harnessing the power of starlight, and it was said that the founding patriarch excelled in such cultivation arts.

Inside the temple was a Star Gathering Platform, which had been constructed using countless precious materials, and the platform had an ancient star array engraved upon it.

The array had been personally set up by the immortal founder of the Origin Realm Temple, and it was far more potent than the Big Dipper Energy Gathering Array that Han Li had created.

The array was vastly renowned across the entire Spirit Domain Realm, and it was said that with the assistance of the array, one would be able to easily draw four to five times the power of starlight they would've normally been capable of.

However, this platform was an extremely cherished resource of the Origin Realm Temple, and only the brightest disciple and elders could access it. As for people outside of the sect, it was prohibited for them to even catch a glimpse of the platform.

The second potential solution was to use a treasure known as the Starmoon Mirror, the refinement method for which was recorded in one of the jade slips from the inner library.

The Starmoon Mirror wasn't a powerful offensive treasure. Instead, it was an auxiliary treasure that could attract a vast amount of starpower with an injection of only a tiny amount of magic power.

The refinement method for the mirror was found by chance in a secret area by a Body Integration Stage elder of the Cold Flame Sect.

However, there weren't many star-based cultivation arts in the Cold Flame Sect, and a huge amount of precious materials were required to refine the treasure, so even though this was an extremely precious jade slip, no one had actually used it to refine any Starmoon Mirrors.

Most importantly, the main material used for refining this treasure was the Dawn Stone, which was not only an extremely rare material, but also something that the Heavenly Ghost Sect held in the utmost regard.

It was said that when cultivating the Great Heavenly Ghost Arts, the premium cultivation art of the Heavenly Ghost Sect, a large amount of Dawn Stones had to be expended in the cultivation of the final few levels.

As a result, the few known Dawn Stone mines in the Spirit Domain Realm were all under the Heavenly Ghost Sect's control.

Hence, access to the Star Gathering Platform and refining Starmoon Mirrors were both rather difficult options to pursue.

After a moment of contemplation, John rose to his feet before leaving his cave abode.
What's JB plan for obtaining this mirror
 

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