Upgrade Specialist in Another World - Chapter 1323
Chapter 1323: An Unexpected Development
High above the skies and beside the stone door, Jing Mingfeng stood there with a curious expression on his face. He was inspecting the door all over, and if he didn’t already know about what would happen if he put his soulforce into it, then Jing Mingfeng would’ve already attempted to.
Jing Mingfeng felt the Core Stone vibrate a bit in his hand before he felt the presence of someone new beside him.
“Ol’Bai!!” Jing Mingfeng turned around with a smile. “You recovered fast, are you…sure you’re alright?”
“I’m fine,” Bai Yunfei smiled back. He took the offered Core Stone back from Jing Mingfeng before continuing to say, “I’m back to normal.”
“My my…you just beat a Saint and now you’re already bouncing back after just a few hours…” Jing Mingfeng clicked his tongue cheekily. “I’m pretty sure not even a Saint can do that, you know? You are, Ol’Bai my friend, a certified monster…”
“It’s pretty complicated, but I managed to beat Gu Jimie after using all I had. I’d never have beaten him otherwise…forget it. Mingfeng, I found a way to open the door and want to try it. Help me keep an eye out.”
“Eh?” Jing Mingfeng blinked, “A way to open the door?! How?!”
“I’ll tell you later, I want to quickly see if it works or not…”
“I…fine. Be careful then.”
Bai Yunfei waited for Jing Mingfeng to be far away from the door before he turned his attention back to the door. Exhaling slowly, he raised his right hand and pressed it onto the surface of the door.
Scanning the door with his soulsense, he began to look for the right vein out of the many.
The intersecting veins were so complicated that Bai Yunfei felt like he would never be able to solve the pattern by himself even if he had a few hundred years to experiment with. Without some clue or something, he’d never be able to ‘crack the code’.
He thought about the memorized pattern he had in his head as he searched the door. Slowly, but surely, he advanced through the veins until he found himself at the very center of the vein network…
In his mind, Bai Yunfei had one big and one small version of the pattern. He was superimposing the small version onto the big door in an attempt to see its true endpoint.
Bai Yunfei picked out a few more of the veins on the door and carefully began to send his soulforce to the veins he was tracking…
Exactly like how the door reacted to Gu Jimie’s attempt, the door began to vibrate and Bai Yunfei felt his soulforce rapidly start to be drained into the door!
But Bai Yunfei remained still. He was calm and focused. Allowing the soulforce to be taken from him, he simply had the flow of it go down the ‘useful’ veins from before.
Under his ‘control’, the soulforce ignored all the other veins and gradually followed a small segment of the vein network…
Only a few of the veins on the door were lighting up. Every other unnecessary ones remained the same. Eventually, the door had a nice glow to it, but the entire door was also shaking violently.
Bai Yunfei soon began to feel like his soulforce was going to run out. It’d be another few breaths or so before he’d be forced to give up.
Right as he was within ten breaths of running empty, the door suddenly stopped draining his soulforce. He made it!
The fierce white light shining from the door intensified at once. Almost lifelike, the light then detached from the veins to form a giant white whirlpool of light!
“Is it open?!”
Elated, Bai Yunfei watched as the whirlpool thickened. When it looked like the door was about to open, he suddenly felt a strange energy suddenly pull at his soul!
It had been so quick Bai Yunfei didn’t have time to react. Without resisting, his soul was taken into the whirlpool and his consciousness along with it!
All Jing Mingfeng saw was something exiting from Bai Yunfei’s lips. Alarmed, he began to fly toward Bai Yunfei. But before he could even make it ten meters away from where he was, Jing Mingfeng felt a strange force repel him away! He wasn’t able to get close enough!!
It only made Jing Mingfeng worry even more. “What do I do?! Isn’t the door opened? What’s going on!?” He yelled.
The only thing he could do was watch as Bai Yunfei’s person just stand there. He was alive, unconscious, but alive. And not in much danger, apparently. Jing Mingfeng heaved a sigh of relief, but he was still extremely concerned with trying to do something.
What Jing Mingfeng didn’t know was that Bai Yunfei’s consciousness was no longer in his body. It was…taken into the white whirlpool!
Bai Yunfei’s vision began to clear as soon as the world stopped spinning.
He had been alarmed at first. Though he couldn’t fight back against the attracting force, he was ready to activate an elemental barrier at a moment’s notice.
But when he tried…he found there was no response! He was no longer in his ‘body’! Quickly, he tilted his head down to look at his body. What he saw was a ball of white light with a faint ‘outline’. It was as if his body was now just some kind of silhouette.
“No! This is…an astral body? Maybe this is my soul then!?” Bai Yunfei realized. “I remember…was my consciousness sucked into the door? Is that what’s supposed to happen?”
He was out of his element, and that terrified Bai Yunfei. Trying his best to think of something to help his situation, he looked all around himself to see if he could find a clue.
The world around him was entirely white. Seemingly endless, it seemed like the world had nothing in it beside himself.
“What’s going on…didn’t I open the door? Where’s the Supreme Saint’s Inheritance? Why am I in such a strange place? Was…was that way to open the door just a trick?!”
While Bai Yunfei was ‘thinking’ to himself…
“Haha, it was by no means a trick, young fortuned one. You are currently within the Supreme Saint’s Inheritance…”
Suddenly, a voice spoke out to Bai Yunfei from ‘behind’!
He ‘turned’ around at once and saw a figure he had never seen before!
This silhouette differed from Bai Yunfei’s. It was more ‘physical’ like, like a construct of light. One could see features that’d be noted on a thirty-year-old man, though not so clearly that one could put a name to the face. However, the person did seem to have a regal and dignified air to him. An air that invoked respect.
Seeing how nervous Bai Yunfei was, the other person gave a laugh. “Be at ease. I mean no harm and neither am I capable of such an act.”
Calming just by just a bit, Bai Yunfei stared at the man a little longer. “Who…are you?”
“Me?” The man laughed again, but his next words nearly sent Bai Yunfei’s consciousness into shock!
“My name is…Wu Tianhun.”