Qin Yun said with an embarrassed smile, "What I mean is that you are giving me such a precious Soulshake Powder, so that's why i feel like i owe you. It's not because of anything else."
"You!!" Xiao Xuanqin looked at Qin Yun with resentment but was rendered speechless.
Qin Yun's expression suddenly turned serious as he said, "It's almost a critical moment. Aunty Xiao, focus your mind and control the stability of your inner yuan so that the martial spirit inside can fuse with it!"
Xiao Xuanqin immediately closed her eyes and felt Qin Yun's hand warming up on her stomach. It was pouring a strange energy into her dantian to guide her inner yuan energy.
Qin Yun had used the combination of his mental energy and Black Sun inner force to trigger Xiao Xuanqin's internal energy. He did not think that it would succeed so easily. This way, it would be easier for the Martial Spirit to fuse with.
This was the first time he had helped others with simple soul refining. It was also a good thing that he could increase the proficiency of his soul refining techniques.
Qin Yun could also see the situation in Xiao Xuanqin's dantian. There was a ball of platinum colored gas that was rapidly rotating. As it rotated, it suddenly turned purple and even overflowed with purplish-gold flames!
Soon after, the purple gold flame gradually weakened and a purple gold zither appeared. This was Xiao Xuan Qin's zither martial spirit!
"It's a success!" Qin Yun wiped his sweat as he looked overjoyed.
"En!" Xiao Xuanqin was also extremely excited. This was a problem that had been bothering her for many years and now it had finally been solved.
Qin Yun said with a smile, "Auntie Xiao, you can try it in the future. If you cultivate this little zither into your own life weapon, it will be even more powerful! Right now, you have the martial spirit of the purple gold flame zither and the zither can release sound waves and perform mental attacks. This kind of combination is also very rare."
Xiao Xuanqin nodded. She never expected Qin Yun to have such profound insights in this aspect. All of these things were things she had never thought of before.
She said very sincerely, "Thank you! You saved my life before and now you're helping me solve the problem with my martial spirit!"
Qin Yun said with a smile, "You're welcome! Your Soulshake Powder can also help me a lot!"
"Why don't I go with you into the palace to save Yue Mei!" Xiao Xuanqin suddenly became concerned for Qin Yun's safety. She said, "The Tian Qin Imperial Palace is very strict right now. Even in the air, there are people patrolling at the ninth level Martial Body. I will go in with you to fend off the ninth level Martial Body."
Qin Yun said with a smile, "I am rather familiar with the imperial palace. I should be able to successfully infiltrate it. If I meet a Martial Dao Realm cultivator, I will use Soulshake Powder to deal with them! Right now, your situation is not looking good. It's best for you to leave this place as soon as possible."
Xiao Xuanqin had a 9th layer Martial Body and had the chance to step into the Martial Dao Realm. This level of strength was sufficient to allow her to become independent and not have to rely on the Tian Xiao Empire.
Otherwise, if she continued to wait, she would be betrayed by the Tian Xiao Empire one day!
"Can you really save yue mei yourself?" Xiao Xuanqin was still worried: "I can help you!"
Qin Yun said, "If I can't do it, it's useless for you to help me! You should just hide away in seclusion. Even if I fail this time, you will still have a chance when you step into the Martial Dao Realm."
Those who came to capture Xiao Xuanqin had two ninth level martial bodies and one was a martial dao practitioner. This could be considered the most powerful force in a kingdom. Now that they were all dead, the Tian Xiao Empire and Blue Spirit Star Palace would definitely go all out to capture Xiao Xuanqin.
Therefore, Xiao Xuanqin had to hide. Qin Yun felt that she was reliable. If she were to enter the Martial Dao Realm, she would be a force to be reckoned with in the future!
Xiao Xuanqin could only listen to Qin Yun and leave the Tian Xiao Manor together.
"I will temporarily hide in the northern part of the Cloud Dragon Mountain Range. You can follow this map to find me. Be careful!" Xiao Xuanqin passed Qin Yun a beast skin and gave him a gentle reminder before putting on her veil. Then, she left the Tian Qin Imperial City at a brisk pace.
After Xiao Xuanqin left, Qin Yun returned to the Divine Inscription palace.
The Divine Inscription Palace, secret room!
Qin Yun opened the map and took a look. He knew that Xiao Xuanqin had already prepared a hiding spot for her. She had probably thought of this day long ago.
There was a knock on the door and he quickly put the map away.
It was midnight. Duan Qian, Xie Wufeng and Huo Zhong hurried over after learning that Qin Yun had returned.
"Any gains?" asked Meng Feiling.
Qin Yun nodded and said, "Yue Mei has been moved to the palace!"
After hearing that, Duan Qian sighed, "This is troublesome. The palace is heavily guarded, so it's not that easy to fly in! It is said that many experts from the Blue Spirit Star Palace were specially invited to stand guard."
Xiao Xuanqin had also said the same thing before, so she was worried that Qin Yun would head to the Tian Qin Palace alone.
"I am quite familiar with the palace, so I will think of a way. In short, I must save Yue Mei before the wedding, in case something unexpected happens." Qin Yun had a bad premonition because the Tian Xiao Empire had already taken action against Xiao Xuanqin.
Xie Wufeng and the others had no other way. After all, their power was limited, so they could only go around and ask for all sorts of information, hoping to find some useful information.
Over the next few days, Murong Daren and the others learned all sorts of amazing news!
The first news was that Xiao Xuan Qin was wanted and the reason was because she had Soulshaker Powder and used it to kill a martial dao elder of the Tian Xiao Empire!
Then, Master Wei and a teacher of the Tian Xuan Martial School were also thought to have been killed by Xiao Xuanqin.
This incident shook three empires! This caused the martial arts cultivators to panic. Furthermore, the one who the Tian Xiao Empire suspected of harming Xiao Yu Villa was Xiao Xuanqin!
Because of this incident, there were even more patrolling people in Tian Qin Imperial City!
This was also within Qin Yun's expectations. The Tian Xiao Empire had looked down on women so much but now, they had suffered terrible losses due to a single woman. It could be said that they had lost all their face because of the death of an elder of the Martial Dao Realm!
For the past few days, Qin Yun had been in a secret chamber. Looking at the painting, he would occasionally drip blood or seep his mind into it. He wanted to communicate with Xie Qirou.
More than ten days had passed and there were only three days left before the engagement banquet.
Because the matter of Xiao Xuanqin using the Soulshake Powder had occurred, the entire Imperial City seemed to be enveloped in a stifling atmosphere.
Qin Yun spent his days in seclusion in the secret chamber. Xie Wufeng and company did not know what he was doing there and did not ask any questions.
Finally, Qin Yun's ten days of hard work had not been in vain. He had permeated a large amount of mental force and finally the painting reacted.
"Xiao Yun, you're looking for me?" Xie Qirou's moving voice came from the Immortal Graveyard.
"Elder sister Grand Preceptor, I have urgent and very perilous matters. You have to help me, only you can." Qin Yun hurriedly lay beside the painting as he pleaded for help, like a child that had met with hardships.
"Hurry up and tell me. I'll do my best to help you!" Xie Qirou said gently.
Qin Yun gave a general account of what had happened to Xie Qirou.
"The Emperor of the Tian Xiao Empire, what a bastard! He betrayed my good sister and now he treats her two daughters like this! See how I'm going to teach him a lesson in the future! hmph hmph....He didn't take good care of Yue Mei and Yue Lan," Xie said angrily.
Qin Yun was extremely vexed. He caressed the blank painting and said, "Sister Grand Preceptor, what should I do now? I might not be able to help Xiao Yue Lan but no matter what, I have to save Yue Mei."
"Don't worry," said Xie. You have Soulshake Powder in your hand and it's enough to deal with a cultivator at the Martial Dao Realm! Moreover, entering the Imperial Palace is very easy. There is a secret passage within the Imperial Palace that only the previous generations of emperors knew of! But your royal father loved your mother very much, so he told your mother about the secret passage.
"So you're saying, big sister Grand Preceptor, that you escaped through a secret passage all those years ago?" Qin Yun said in surprise.
Xie Qirou chuckled and said, "I'll give you the map of the secret passageway as well! If you looked carefully at the engagement letter, you would realize that it had two layers. As long as you soaked it in water, it would split into two. I left in such a hurry that I forgot to tell you."
Qin Yun hurriedly took out the contract paper from his storage space. After immersing it in water, he did indeed split it into two contract papers. The north side of one of the contract papers had a map of the passageway that appeared in some kind of waterway.
"Alright, I believe that you will definitely be able to save little Yue Mei. I'm going to sleep." As Xie Qirou spoke, her voice became softer and softer.
Sleep? Qin Yun was puzzled. He guessed that Xie Qirou might be sleeping in some sort of state!
After memorizing the map, Qin Yun hurriedly left the room.
After exiting, he saw Xie Wufeng and the others in the living room.
"I can handle this matter myself. Thank you for your help these few days!" Qin Yun was filled with confidence in himself.
Xie Wufeng noticed the confidence in Qin Yun's eyes and smiled. "That's good. You must be careful!"
Murong Daren said, "Brother Yun, that bastard, Qin Zhengfeng, actually broke through to the eighth level Martial Body realm!"
Meng Fei Ling also gritted her teeth and said: "Qi Yu, that bastard!! they really does have a terrifying power behind these princes. They made them advance by leaps and bounds in this critical moment!"
"We're all going to the wedding. Do you have a way to get in?" Duan Qian asked.
"As long as I say my name, they will definitely let me enter the palace to attend the wedding. You don't have to worry about that." Qin Yun smiled. "Then, we'll meet you in the palace in three days!"
It is night now. Qin Yun hurriedly left the Divine Inscription Palace and headed for the entrance to the secret passageway.
The entrance to the secret passageway was located deep within Qin palace, in the imperial city.
Qin Yun arrived at Qin palace and followed the secret passageway's map to find a fissure covered by a large amount of aquatic plants.
In the depths of the fissure, there is an array formation that prevented the river from entering the secret passageway.
Qin Yun easily entered the secret passageway.
The secret passageway is two meters wide and tall. It is a square area and pitch black inside.
Qin Yun used the Night Illumination Pearl to illuminate the walls and saw that it was made of stiff stone bricks. The construction was extremely meticulous.
The secret passage led to several places, including the emperor's chambers, gardens, study rooms and a forbidden palace.
"The Forbidden Palace is in the northwest part of the imperial palace. It is the place where the imperial concubines' palace guards are imprisoned and it is said that some imperial princes and princesses are also locked in there. Perhaps Yue Mei is also locked in there."
Qin Yun chose a path that led to the Forbidden Palace after crossing a few paths. Then, he began running frantically.
After a while, he came out of the secret passage. He stood in front of a storage room and lifted up a thick piece of stone brick. He would be able to get out soon.
The design of this secret passageway was extremely ingenious and secretive. Even if someone were to lift the stone tiles from above, they would be unable to discover the secret passageway below.