To Walk The Mist Chapter 106
"He mist is part of a place known as the unknown lands. It is a doorway or better yet, path with different roads to many and all worlds. But no one has ever known how to navigate at will." Nti Anem said.
"He must return, or he will die. The moment you get sucked up into this world, and forget where you are from, or give up trying to go back, you will die. Seeing that you are still alive, I believe you are still trying to get back." Nti Anem said.
"You said know know a way?" Ed asked. Just thinking that he could return home, Ed was tensed.
"When you reach soul realization, I will tell you. I will even help you get there. But you must take me to the tail of reality." Nti Anem said.
"What?" Old Iba asked.
"It is just a place." Nti Anem shrugged.
"What do you want to do there?" Ed asked.
"I will make a body for myself. One that will be stronger than this." Nti Anem said.
"Are you sure you know a way out?" Ed asked and he nodded.
"Why should I trust you?"
"Because I want to get out too." he said and Ed looked away.
"Boy, let's talk. All of you, give us a moment." Tie Nse said, coming forward and sitting before Ed. The other two complied ad walked away. For a while neither Ed nor Tie Nse spoke.
"The physical world huh?" Tie Nse asked, but Ed still stared at the sky.
"This is your goal, to return? Why?" he asked and Ed gave him a lazy look.
"Because your family is back there; sorry, nonsense question." Tie Nse said.
"Them... oh..." Ed seemed to drift off into a memory.
"How did you enter? As your master, I need to understand your goals!" Tie Nse became indignant, seeing as Ed did not reply him.
"You just want to see if you can come too." Ed said and Tie Nse looked away with a cough.
"As your master, I need to help you grow till death!" he said righteously. Only then did Ed give him a piercing look.
"Then help me get to the stage of Godeater." Ed said.
"But didn't the boy say you only need to get to soul realization?" Tie Nse asked.
"My goal is still the same. He can't be trusted." Ed said. Tie Nse wanted to ask more about Nti Anem, this boy that claims to have met the creator, but the words remained stuck in his throat.
"You must enter the light realm in ten years." Tie Nse said and Ed raised a brow.
"The light realm is a desolate place left behind after the heavenly calamity, they used to be the mining ground for ethereal ores. It is situated at the centre of the realms. After being destroyed in the heavenly calamity, it became a training ground for powers to send their young cultivators. Not just in our word. All worlds enter this fray, searching for ethereal ores. From the soul seeking stage, ethereal ores are necessary to level up in cultivation. That is why many join factions. Because only factions will have these amount to distribute. At soul seeking stage, it is only important when one wants to break through, but at soul realisation, it is important in cultivation."
"So you want this." Ed said.
"Sure, if your come across this in the light realm, don't be reserved. You too will need it. But, this is not the true reason you are going. When I was there, there was a burial chamber littered with bones. The energy emitted in that chamber was purer and heavier than the Baju Valley. The moment the energy touches your skin, you melt."
"How did you survive?" Ed asked. Being someone that could see people's energy flow at their cores at one glance, since he could do this, he had been startled by this Old pervert's core. He knew that there was something odd about him. He knew that this man was dangerous. If he could survive that, could this old pervert survive the touch of his energy?
Even though he had not said his suspicion out loud, Tie Nse could guess where his mind was going.
"I'm not that strong, boy. Bones that fell out of the tomb reeked of that heavy energy. I am not quite sure you will survive this, but you are the only one I know that can even dare to enter there. Time is different in that place. That is why many are sent there and return much stronger. Out here, one might have only spent five years, but each year out here, is a thousand in there." Tie Nse said and Ed frowned. Five thousand years, he might loose himself. Already, he could feel himself become unstable. Could he spend five thousand years in the mist?