Although Zhou Yuan was now very interested in the Four Spirits Origin Tower, he did not immediately rush over to have a look. He had recently joined the Wind Pavilion after all, and there would be plenty of time in the future.
Next, Ye Bingling brought Zhou Yuan to his lodgings. As the deputy pavilion master, he was given a nice little multi-story house of his own. The little house was located halfway up a mountain and was surrounded by mist, giving it a relaxing atmosphere.
Yi Qiushui was an ordinary Wind Pavilion member, but she received some preferential treatment because she was a girl. She was given a nice little cabin that faced the water. It was a peaceful and simple place.
After settling the two of them in, Ye Bingling said her goodbyes and left. Just before she left, however, she made arrangements for them to visit the Four Spirits Origin Tower the next day.
After sending off the two girls, Zhou Yuan had a simple meal before sitting on his bed to begin his daily cultivation.
There were only two months till the pavilion master selection. Within these two months, Zhou Yuan needed to do everything possible to raise his strength.
With a flick, two high-grade Divine Dwelling medicines appeared. He reached out and grabbed one with each hand. As a deputy pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion, he now had a steady flow of Divine Dwelling medicine and no longer needed to be thrifty like before.
As Zhou Yuan entered a state of cultivation, the two Divine Dwelling medicines in his hands began to glow. Countless specks of light swarmed out and poured into Zhou Yuan’s body.
The wall between the fourth and fifth heavens in his Divine Dwelling slowly began to thin under the surging Genesis Qi.
After four hours, Zhou Yuan opened his eyes again as the Divine Dwelling medicines in his hands turned to dust.
“The divide between the Divine Dwelling heavens is finally showing signs of breaking!”
A sliver of excitement surged in Zhou Yuan’s eyes. He had worked on this particular barrier for a long time and had consumed many Divine Dwelling medicines in the process. It was good to finally feel it nearing perfection.
Once he broke the barrier, the fifth heaven would assimilate itself with the other four, providing a substantial boost to his Genesis Qi foundations.
Zhou Yuan took a deep breath and did not give up on the rare chance of a breakthrough. With a wave of his sleeve, a dozen Divine Dwelling medicines appeared and silently hovered around him.
He closed his eyes again as the dozen Divine Dwelling medicines revolving around him began to glow. Countless Genesis Qi light dots spread and flowed into his body through his nose.
The Genesis Qi undulations that spread from his body began to churn violently.
As time passed, the dazzlingly glowing Divine Dwelling medicines slowly dimmed one by one before ultimately turning to dust…
When the final Divine Dwelling medicine disintegrated, the divider between the fourth and fifth heaven in his Divine Dwelling finally shattered.
Boundless Genesis Qi surged forward like a flood in his fourth heaven and poured into the fifth.
A mysterious power rose from the fifth heaven and clashed with the incoming Genesis Qi before rapidly fusing with it.
The fusion resulted in the steady rise of Zhou Yuan’s Genesis Qi foundations.
Genesis Qi boiled in a volatile manner inside the room.
Azure-golden light spread from Zhou Yuan’s body as the roar of a serpent faintly echoed. An azure serpent seemed to coil around his body as it breathed Genesis Qi.
This scene lasted for an entire incense stick of time before slowly dissipating.
Zhou Yuan’s eyes opened again, unconcealable joy bubbling from them. The corners of his mouth lifted slightly as he felt the Genesis Qi in his Divine Dwelling.
“My Genesis Qi foundations…should have reached eleven million.”
Before breaking the wall to the fifth Divine Dwelling heaven, Zhou Yuan’s Genesis Qi foundations had been around the eight million level. After assimilating the fifth heaven, he had gained roughly three million Genesis Qi stars.
If Ye Bingling found out about this, she would likely be so astonished that her mouth would hang ajar.
Normally speaking, even a low-grade nine heavens Divine Dwelling owner like herself would gain a million Genesis Qi stars when she unlocked a new Divine Dwelling heaven. In contrast, Zhou Yuan had obtained triple that amount!
More importantly, Zhou Yuan was still at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage. When he stepped into the advanced Divine Dwelling stage, the higher-level Divine Dwelling dividers he broke would provide him with an even bigger boost in Genesis Qi.
“At this rate, my Genesis Qi foundations will likely reach thirty million when I unlock all nine Divine Dwelling heavens and reach the peak of the advanced Divine Dwelling stage.” Even Zhou Yuan himself could not help but be shocked by such thoughts.
A foundation of thirty million Genesis Qi stars. What kind of concept was this?
Even without using any Genesis techniques, that overwhelming amount of Genesis Qi alone would be able to flatten some advanced Divine Dwelling stage experts!
At this very moment, Zhou Yuan finally felt the benefits of his variant chaos Divine Dwelling.
“I wonder whose Genesis Qi foundations will be greater if compared to Youwei’s legendary ten Divine Dwelling?” Zhou Yuan was quite curious to find out.
However, he soon cast away these useless thoughts.
“Although eleven million is not weak, it is likely unable to match the likes of Chen Beifeng and Ye Bingling.” A thoughtful look arose on Zhou Yuan’s face. Though he had yet to see Chen Beifeng or Ye Bingling in action, he could sense from the brief contact with Ye Bingling that her Genesis Qi foundations had very likely surpassed eleven million.
An advanced Divine Dwelling expert with a nine heavens Divine Dwelling was not to be underestimated, even if it was a low-grade nine heavens Divine Dwelling.
Although his cultivation breakthrough had shortened the gap between them, it had not allowed him to surpass them. This was still not enough insurance for the pavilion master selection in two months.
“I’ll go have a look at the Four Spirits Origin Tower tomorrow first.”
Anticipation arose in Zhou Yuan’s heart. He had a feeling that the Four Spirits Origin Tower would not let him down.
Early in the morning the next day.
When Zhou Yuan pushed open his doors, he saw three figures standing on the misty cliff ahead of him. The first two were Ye Bingling and Yi Qiushui. He was a little surprised to see the third figure, who turned out to be Liu Zhixuan from before.
Liu Qiushui smiled and explained upon seeing Zhou Yuan emerge, “Liu Zhixuan is also a newcomer of the Wind Pavilion, so he’ll be joining us today.”
Zhou Yuan nodded and smiled at Liu Zhixuan. Although he and Qiu Ling were both disciples of noble clans in the Xiaoxuan Prefecture, Zhou Yuan had a completely different impression of him compared to Qiu Ling.
“I never expected brother Zhou Yuan would become a deputy pavilion master of the Wind Pavilion in the few days since we’ve seen each other. If I had known, I would have tried to flatter you more while we were in Xuanzhou City.” Liu Zhixuan cupped his fists together with a smile on his handsome face.
Zhou Yuan displayed a helpless smile in response to his teasing.
Ye Bingling had not spoken since the beginning; though there was a trace of curiosity in her frosty eyes as she stared at Zhou Yuan. She could feel a faint sense of danger from him.
The Genesis Qi in her body rippled a little, instinctively guarding against him.
One must know that Zhou Yuan was incapable of making her Genesis Qi involuntarily take on such a stance the day before.
Zhou Yuan’s gaze shifted, as he had sensed the minute changes in Ye Bingling. He immediately realized that it was because he had not fully suppressed his Genesis Qi due to his recent cultivation breakthrough, allowing her to detect something.
As such, he quickly composed himself, and the countless dazzling stars in his Divine Dwelling slowly fell quiet.
The faint aura that had been leaking out immediately disappeared.
Ye Bingling’s eyes flashed slightly before she cast a meaningful glance at Zhou Yuan. In the end, she did not remark about it and said, “Let’s go. I’ll bring you guys to the Four Spirits Origin Tower.”
She rose in the air as her voice rang out.
Zhou Yuan, Yi Qiushui and Liu Zhixuan hurriedly followed.
The group of four turned into glowing silhouettes as they left Wind Island, passing through layer after layer of wind as they headed southeast. They saw countless figures along the way who were evidently heading for the same destination.
After half an incense stick of time, a small floating island appeared within their sights.
Countless figures swarmed over from every direction, landing on the island one after another. It was clearly a very popular location.
As they approached, Zhou Yuan could eventually make out a large unique structure hovering over the floating island.
The structure had four corners, each with a giant rising tower. Long stone steps stretched out from the giant towers, meeting at the center where a large circular plaza could be seen.
Ye Bingling pointed at the peculiar structure as she looked towards the Zhou Yuan trio with a faint smile.
“Welcome to the Four Spirits Origin Tower.”