Grasping Evil - 3
Immortal Emperor’s Inheritance, Ning Fan’s Transformation!
The All Pleasure Sect’s one hundred and seven women were all slaughtered by Old Monster Han.
The ones that died to the black flames were fortunate. Those that died later suffered miserable and unbearable fates.
Old Monster Han’s killing was like a performance art. He didn’t rape any women — that was not his style. Plus, these evil women did not value their virginity; violating them might even give them a sense of pleasure.
“To the enemy, one cannot show mercy lest there be regrets in the future!”
This was the first lesson that Old Monster Han taught to Ning Fan.
Peel the skin, cut horizontally at the waist, body dismemberment with five horses, flay the flesh, hanging, boiling alive, thousand needles punishment, buried alive, excruciating death with poison, straight clubbing, sawing them to pieces, break their spine, pour molten lead into their mouth, clawing out their intestines…
Any of the killing methods Old Monster Han could come up with, he would use. When morning arrived, the mountain was filled with a mess of minced meat piled high, along with urine and feces.
Xiao Zhihe fainted when Old Monster Han killed the first person, but Ning Fan clenched his teeth and watched until the very end. The blood and the stench caused Ning Fan to vomit three times before adapting to this murderous scene.
Ning Fan couldn’t not watch; he was not foolish. He predicted that if he couldn’t handle this murderous scene and faint like Zhihe, then Old Monster Han would kill him without any hesitation!
The Sinister Sparrow Sect´s Han Yuanji — this was a true old monster.
“Brat, really not bad! When I was a disciple that year, my master also did the same, but this old man threw up six times…”
Old Monster Han stared at Ning Fan as his eyes lit up.
The stoic temperament of this brat was a good seed for evil cultivation.
Old Monster Han didn’t know that Ning Fan couldn’t handle the blood. He didn’t want to see blood, but he had no choice. Otherwise, death would be the outcome.
“Come, I will take you back to the Sinister Sparrow Sect to formally become a disciple in my sect!”
The old monster grabbed Zhihe with one hand and Ning Fan with the other. He stepped into the void and left through the sky.
From beginning to end, Ning Fan didn’t say any superfluous words to the old monster. He was a fish on a cutting board, and he only hoped to survive. Speaking would only bring troubles.
The old man flew with extreme speed. After one day and one night, he traveled across thousands of miles from the west side of the Yue Country all the way to the north.
He flew across the sky of several righteous sects during this trip. Whenever someone dared to stop him, the old monster immediately killed them with his cauldron.
In the north, there was a city made from ice and was called Seven Apricot City. The entire city was shrouded in a strange chill that was capable of freezing even the souls.
Seven Apricot City had a few thousand cultivators, and there was even three Harmonious Spirit realm experts. Sensing the old man flying towards them, the three experts stepped into the sky and after seeing the old man, they revealed a respectful expression.
“Greetings, City Lord!”
“No need for formalities, scram away for this old man!”
Old Monster Han made the three people leave and looked at Ning Fan.
Ning Fan remained alert against these three people along with Seven Apricot City. This was a good thing. When entering a strange land and meeting new people, such caution was essential.
“This old man is Seven Apricot City’s lord, one of the four honorable elders of the Sinister Sparrow Sect, ‘Honorable Alchemist Han! There is half a year until the apprentice ceremony for the sect. I will give you half a year to bring your cultivation to the fifth level of Vein Opening. Otherwise, death!”
The old man stared at the city amongst the ocean of clouds with a tyrannical presence, yet there was a hint of sadness flashing in his eyes. This sorrow appearing in such an evil and murderous monster like him was quite weird.
‘This is an old monster with many stories!’
Ning Fan didn’t dare to pry into the thoughts of Old Monster Han because that would be seeking death.
Ning Fan, sixteen years old, servant of Hai Ning’s Ning clan. Betrayed and sold into an Evil Sect, he was separated from his little brother. Due to luck, he obtained the jade locket and accepted an Evil Lord as his master, then he entered Seven Apricot City.
Under the moonlight in this frozen land, Ning Fan reminisced about the past and held the jade locket in his palm tighter. He has been brought to this city for three days now.
Next to the window sill was a manual — the “Seven Apricot Notes”. This manual was written by an evil woman of Seven Apricot City. It was not a cultivation method but only an introduction to the cultivation world and the Evil Dao.
When the old man gave this manual to Ning Fan, his eyes looked as if it wanted to devour people.
“I will hand this book to you. Within half a year, if this book is damaged, you will pay for it with your life!”
In this book was a method to open the vein channels. Cultivation required taking the essence of the world to ingest energy, and it required vein channels.
These vein channels were not the veins of ordinary humans, they were immortal veins.
Immortal veins were divided into Yin and Yang. The righteous faction’s immortal veins were called Yang Veins. The evil faction’s immortal veins were called Yin Vein.
The first realm of cultivation, Vein Opening, did not require any special methods. Many mortals had even heard of these incantations to open the veins.
However, to be able to do it successfully, not even one in one million people could be successful. Only the favored child of the heaven and earth would have the chance to step into the Immortal Dao!
Ning Fan closed his eyes and immersed his mind. He felt a strand of heat moving next to his dantian, moving in a strange, singular path. This path was the Yin Vein in his body.
But faintly, Ning Fan felt that next to the Yin Vein, there was a hidden and light Yang Vein. Only he could feel it, others simply were not aware.
Normal vein opening would require a day or even several days for the first opening. However, Ning Fan only took an hour!
Undoubtedly, Ning Fan's cultivation speed was much faster than ordinary cultivators.
And this special speed vaguely resembled the special nature of...
"Immemorial Evil Veins!"
Ning Fan's eyes flashed a brilliance.
His immortal veins were referred to as the "Immemorial Evil Vein" by the "Seven Apricot Notes".
These Immemorial Evil Veins were exceedingly rare, but very much powerful. Compared to ordinary immortal veins, the Immemorial Evil Veins cultivates much faster and had a spiritual depth that was capable of performing special magical techniques.
Ning Fan was in a daze after realizing that he possessed this type of vein.
A few days before, he was still a mortal being bullied and almost died along with the people of the All Pleasure Sect.
A few days later, he — by chance — became a cultivator of the Evil Dao and was staying at this year-round icy Seven Apricot City...
"It must be this jade locket that turned me into a cultivator..."
Ning Fan removed the jade locket from his sleeve with a complex look.
Reading the notes, he understood that this jade locket that helped him open an immortal vein was definitely a treasure!
Ning Fan still remembered that when he came to Seven Apricot City, Old Monster Han was very interested in the thing that was capable of killing his Black Flame Dragon. However, even with his eyesight, he was unable to see the mysteries of this jade locket...
"This thing is either useless, or... a great treasure! I cannot see through it. Hehe, if you weren't my disciple, I would kill you to take it, but according to the rules of my Black Evil Sect, a master will not take away the treasures of the disciple. Thus, I will not take away your fortune... Take it back!"
Eventually, Old Monster Han gave the locket back to Ning Fan. Because of this, Ning Fan's opinion of Old Monster Han rose.
Old Monster Han saw him as a disciple and did not steal his treasures...
There was a bottom line to this evil man...
Opening one vein was the first level of Vein Opening.
Opening four veins was the second level of Vein Opening. And so, when Old Monster Han required him to reach the fifth level of Vein Opening in half a year, this meant that he required twenty-five opened veins.
He had stayed at Seven Apricot for three days, and every day there were servants bringing him expensive pills that were good for the early stages of cultivation.
It seemed that Old Monster Han wanted Ning Fan to reach the fifth level of the Opening Vein realm.
What was odd was that the servants under Old Monster Han's command said that Ning Fan was absolutely free inside Seven Apricot City.
What was the meaning of this?
Ning Fan will have no restrictions inside the city, but if he ran outside, he would most likely be brought back...
Ning Fan was not in a rush to use the medicines brought by the servants.
After reading the notes several times and memorizing it, he began to make sure that he had detailed plans for the future.
Whether voluntarily or not, he would practice the evil arts of Old Monster Han to set foot on the cultivation road.
When practicing Old Monster Han's technique, one had to be extremely careful... Otherwise, death was the only fate!
Ning Fan didn't want to die. He wanted to get revenge as well as find his missing brother... His brother should live a good life!
Then there was Zhihe...
Ning Fan slightly sighed. He was always a cold person, but he couldn't ignore this girl.
This little girl was in the hands of Old Monster Han, and he didn't know how she was doing...
She saved him by giving him buns and the jade locket. Without doing so, Ning Fan would have died that night.
"Awakened... finally awakened... Hehe, good handsome little man, do you wish to obtain the inheritance of the Yin Yang Locket?"
Ning Fan was lost in his thought, but suddenly, the jade locket exuded a faint, red light along with a soft and charming voice of a woman.
The sound slowly disappeared, and the jade locket turned into a red light that shot into Ning Fan’s dantian. In a flash, he felt that his lower body was hot like fire. He had a raging sexual desire without a vent.
“Who are you, what is this jade locket?!”
Ning Fan’s expression sank. After all, he was just a beginner. Facing this situation, he did not know how to respond.
He felt a jade locket appearing in his dantian, but he couldn’t take it out. His body became hotter and hotter after the jade locket went inside.
There was a growing desire that couldn't be expressed by words. They were flooding violent urges and tearing him apart.
"Ah! How do I deal with this situation!"
Ning Fan tried to scream but nothing came out. His body was unable to move on the bed.
In his dantian, there was a fire burning his body. Ning Fan slowly felt numbness all over, and his consciousness was slowly fading...
He wanted women in order to resolve this fiery urge!
“Hehe, this locket is the Yin Yang Locket, a treasure from the Mysterious Yin World. If it recognized you, it would be a great opportunity. This sister had tried for many years but wasn't able to, so I suppose this great fortune is left for you."
The woman's faint sight directly appeared in Ning Fan's head.
However, at this moment, Ning Fan couldn't think about these issues. The mysterious woman let out a few cheerful laughs and became silent.
Hot, hot... This situation was hot and unbearable.
Pain — his whole body was in pain! If this heat didn't dissipate, then it would reverse his energy flow, resulting in blood and death! This jade locket... why was there such a change now!
"Big Brother, what happened to you! Oh, you are so hot, I will call people to save you..."
"Ah, do not grab me. Big Brother, I know you are infected with a charm poison. I'll call... Ah! Let me go, let me go..."
"Stupid, stupid! Are you trying to stop me from getting the antidote! Quickly let go..."
In a trance, Ning Fan felt his arms suddenly reach into a cold and slender body.
He pressed on her as she was struggling and crying...
The only vestige of reason made Ning Fan stopped his big hands, and that petite figure was able to finally escape from under him.
"Close, close call, I was almost... Big Brother, what happened to you!"
The girl with the petite figure suddenly exclaimed as Ning Fan was completely unconscious with weak breathing.
Die, Ning Fan will die!
She lived in the All Pleasure Sect and had seen many evil women happily feed a little bit of charming poison to men until they die.
The poisons of these cultivators could not be underestimated. Unless they perform the act, they will surely die... Only an extremely high cultivation could suppress this!
Big Brother... will die...
No! Dying and ceasing to exist...
The petite figure wiped the tears on her face and made a painful decision. She slipped out of her clothing one by one.
"Since I am poisoned anyway by the evil aunt, I will not live for long. Big Brother, I was happy when you saved me. Now it is Zhihe's turn to save you, okay?"
It was an unbelievable night.
The next morning, Ning Fan struggled to open his eyes, and he saw the delicate body sleeping soundly next to him with a faintly bitter smile on her face.
Beside him, Zhihe’s slender body was filled with traces of his ravaging. Amongst the silk blankets and pillows, there was a trace of blood, like a seven apricot flower in the snow.
Her tiny face still carried tears, like raindrops on a pear blossom — lovely and touching. Her lips were dry and cracking, and her two breasts were covered by bloody bruises.
In his head, there were bits and pieces of broken memories. Ning Fan bit his teeth and his eyes were filled with guilt.
“Ning Fan ah Ning Fan, what have you done? She... She is still too young, ah…”
Ning Fan bitterly smiled.
Ning Fan was unaware that the evil flame was burning his life away and he narrowly escaped death due to Zhihe saving him.
“Big Brother, don’t die, Zhihe is here to save you…”
Zhihe whispered in her sleep. She unconsciously turned her body, and it touched her wounds so she frowned in pain.
This dream was definitely not sweet.
Ning Fan struggled to get up and watched Zhihe in pity and guilt. He motioned his hand, wanting to wipe away her tears.
Without her, he would have died for sure. This damn jade locket, what misfortune was this!
Why would he become crazy with the evil heat!
But suddenly, he had an unbearable pain in his head, causing him to nearly faint.
The mysterious voice rang again.
“Hehe, Husband, don’t be hasty. The Yin Yang Locket has accepted you as its master so there won’t be any more qi deviation. That year, this Big Sister was ignorant and foolish and wanted the Yin Yang Locket to accept me as the master. But because I didn’t prepare enough, I was devoured by the evil heart and trapped inside the locket. You, on the other hand, was lucky. It seems that you can smoothly obtain the memories of the Ancient Chaos Grand Emperor…”
"Who are you!"
Ning Fan gripped his fist and coldly said.
"Hehe, if you want to know who Big Sister is, then accept the memories from the Yin Yang Locket!"
Accompanied by tides of severe headaches, chains of memories continuously poured into Ning Fan’s head.
“I am the Ancient Chaos Grand Emperor. I was taught under the door of the Lord Emperor to learn about the Yin Yang Grand Dao. I did not have any children in my whole life. As I was becoming the dao, I created this immortal treasure and left it with three of my memories for the future generations! The Lord Emperor once said that outside of the Heavenly Dao’s first cycle, the other dao was not easily passed on. Thus, this Emperor is leaving behind these techniques. They will be limited inside the first cycle.
“My first memory contained the knowledge within my life. If you could obtain it, then within the Heavenly Dao’s first cycle, someone as knowledgeable as you would be exceedingly rare!”
As his head was pierced by the memories, even his soul was in pain. Ordinary Harmonious Spirit realm cultivators wouldn’t necessarily be able to endure such a pain. However, Ning Fan had experienced a great change; his will was like the evil ocean. He bit his teeth and patiently endured. However, the memories he obtained made him feel that this pain was not worth mentioning.
The content of the memories were vast, and it made Ning Fan feel apprehensive.
Comprehensive medicinal studies, hundreds of classics, pill creation and treasure refinement, poetry and music... Everything was covered!
But what was more shocking to Ning Fan was a word in the memories.
Ning Fan's new memories once belonged to an Immortal Emperor!
What kind of person would have the qualification to call themselves an Immortal Emperor?
Ning Fan had read through the Seven Apricot Notes, but he had not read about an Immortal Emperor.
It was way too high and profound for him!
Ning Fan was shocked. In the Rain Immortal World that he was living in, the highest cultivation was only old monsters of the Void Fragmentation realm, but even these old monsters wouldn’t dare to call themselves Immortal Emperors.
Without any warning, the second memory was coming. This time, the pain was like an iron blade scrubbing his head. Even a Gold Core practitioner wouldn’t be able to handle this pain.
Ning Fan started bleeding from his mouth and nose. This blood inspired the stubbornness in his heart. With the inheritance from the Immortal Emperor, he could stand proud in this world and be able to rebel against the heaven and change his own fate. This was an opportunity that he could not let go of!
“Pain, so what!”
He roared and endured the pain.
“My second memory recorded the profound understanding of the nine ranks. As long as you understand them, you will be able to cultivate the nine ranks like a fish in the water — without meeting any bottlenecks!”
These memories contained the ancient era cultivation techniques along with a completely different system for cultivation. The ancient era had nine cultivation ranks, but right now, there were only seven. With this knowledge, Ning Fan’s cultivation would not only rise, but also have a deeper understanding than even the Void Fragmentation old monsters! Before Void Fragmentation, he would have no bottlenecks!
He wiped the blood from this mouth and nose, and his eyes flashed with happiness. This pain was worth it, too worth it!
But then, he was caught off guard again and the third memory finally came soaring in. Ning Fan pitifully bellowed and almost went into a stupor.
The memory this time was like the ten thousand cuts of the Heavenly Dao, and it almost minced his soul. He was faint like a piece of paper, and his life was threatened. However, after seeing the figure of the girl next to him and seeing the pain on her face, it seemed like his pain was so trivial.
“The physical pain of the flesh, how can it ever compare to the pain of one’s soul!”
He remembered the humiliation of that night, and he bit his lips and kept on enduring.
After the third memory passage was complete, he couldn’t even lift a single finger from the pain.
“My third memory is named the ‘Yin Yang Transformation’. This is a sexual secret cultivation; dual cultivation between men and women to increase one’s cultivation. Once completed, fighting the dragons and resisting the phoenixes would be as easy as the turning of one’s hand.”
This memory contained the technique to go along with the Yin Yang Locket, the "Ying Yang Transformation".
This was a merit law to go along with a type of Immemorial Evil Vein, the Yin Yang Evil Vein.
As his mind was recalling the merit law, Ning Fan unexpectedly felt an indistinct resonance between his own veins and this Yin Yang Merit Law.
It seemed as if he possessed the Yin Yang Evil Vein!
After the passing of the third memory was completed, the faint will of the Immortal Emperor inside the Yin Yang Locket dissipated as if it never existed in the first place.
Ning Fan lost all strength in his body and fell on top of Zhihe’s soft body. He couldn’t move and was meticulously polishing the Immortal Emperor’s inheritance in his head.
With this inheritance... Even though his cultivation was only the first level of the Vein Opening realm, with his knowledge, even a Void Fragmentation expert of the Rain Immortal World would not dare to compete with him!
Yin Yang Locket, Immortal Emperor's memories, dual cultivation merit law, Yin Yang Evil Vein... Ning Fan needed time to digest all of this new information.
"Hehe, did Little Husband successfully obtain the memories? Congratulations~"
A soft, delicate laughter sounded in Ning Fan's head.
It also came from the jade locket.
After obtaining the memories, Ning Fan's experience was not like it was before. He vaguely saw the jade locket inside his dantian that was inhabited by some kind of strange monster...
"Who are you!"
"Hehe, not telling you~"
The voice answered Ning Fan with a loveable and soft laughter that was capable of charming the souls of others.