Long Chen's expression contorted as he heard her words.
"Are you serious?" Long Chen asked again.
"I'm not lying." Xun replied with a straight face.
"Why didn't you tell me before!! I've been wasting my time all this while. Had I known, I would've just learned the law of wood and escaped instead of playing with my life!!" Long Chen said furiously.
"I didn't tell you because I knew you'd react like this. To learn a law, you need a peaceful mind. If there's chaos in your mind while you try to do so, you won't be able to learn it in a short time!" Xun said in a low voice.
"I can believe your words if it's about the calm mind, but why did you make me go to the Banshee tribe for a different orb, when you knew how important time is for my survival!!" Long Chen asked as he stared deep into her eyes.
"I didn't want you to miss out on the opportunity to learn a special law. You need to remember that the higher the level of the law that you learn in this world, the better the rewards you'll receive when you succeed. So, I suggested that you choose the orb Tian Shen used," Xun gave her explanation while looking down at the ground, hiding her face as she was ridden with guilt.
"Huh, I feel like you're gonna be the death of me one day." Long Chen couldn't help but say with a wry smile.
"Forget it, all I can do now is try my best to succeed. I'll leave success or failure for the future to decide." Long Chen mumbled.
'What's the worst that could happen? I'll die? I've already died once before.' Long Chen thought in his mind but Xun couldn't hear him as he had blocked her from accessing his thoughts.
"How much time do I have before I die in the real world?" Long Chen asked.
"That depends on your cultivation. Although you're currently cultivating here, your real body is also gaining the same cultivation in the real world." Xun replied.
"Oh, right. I know about this. While mortals can live up to 80 to 90 years generally, Body Refining Realm cultivators can live up to 100 years, whereas humans in Spirit Establishment Realm can live up to a hundred and twenty years. In the meantime, humans in the Gold Core Realm can live up to one hundred and fifty years, while an Earth Realm Cultivator has a general life expectancy of two hundred years. But what does that mean in the time of this place?"
"Don't worry about it, as that'll just create an additional burden. You just have to keep doing your best in learning the Law of Space while cultivating to increase your cultivation realm. With a good balance and luck, you'll escape this world as a winner!" Xun replied while smiling, Giving Long Chen the assurance and encouragement he needed.
"I need some time to get into the proper mind-set, calm down and think things through." Long Chen muttered as he kept the orb back in his ring, went to the corner of the room, sat down in a comfortable position and soon closed his eyes.
After closing his eyes, Long Chen started to go through the memories contained within his mind, remembering everything he went through ever since he was born. His days on Earth, his death, the things he faced in this new world and all the events that transpired in between. His whole life slowly flashed before his eyes.
Just like this, four hours passed in an instant without Long Chen moving in the slightest. Suddenly, he just looked up and stood up with a gentle smile on his face.
"I'm ready. Tell me how to learn the law." Long Chen asked.
"Just sit in the cultivating posture and place the orb in front of you," Xun said and Long Chen followed her instructions.
"Keep your left hand on the orb and calm down. Try to get in contact with the element of this orb. Stay in this position and don't let any unnecessary thoughts enter your mind. Nothing else exists in this world other than you and the element. Stay in this state and you'll succeed. Best of luck, little guy," Xun said softly as she disappeared.
"Long Chen stayed in that position for over two hours, with a completely blank mind, trying to feel the element of the orb. Slowly, Long Chen felt his surroundings change. He could feel himself floating in a somewhat void empty space.
He couldn't help but open his eyes. He was amazed since as soon as he opened his eyes, he found himself floating in a vast space where no life nor land existed within it. As far as the eyes could see, there was only a vast space.
"Xun! Xun! What should I do next?" Long Chen said loudly but received no response. He kept trying again and again but no reply came, only a seemingly endless echo of his voice chimed in.
"Looks like I am alone here and even she can't come here." Long Chen muttered to himself.
"So I did what she said and found myself here. The law of space... This space… This place must be the key to learning the law of space. I'm here in this vast space with no life, looks like I need to stay here and try to understand the concept behind space until I gain the necessary comprehension." Long Chen muttered as he started looking around.
While Long Chen was trying to learn the law, the monster tribe was advancing towards the Banshee tribe. On their path, they encountered several other minor tribes whom they wiped out easily as they continued their march ahead.
A day passed, it was the third day after Long Chen left the Banshee tribe. The Queen was sitting on the throne alone in the central hall as she told everyone to not disturb her. Although she had slightly recovered, her hands were still missing.
Be that as it may, that didn't incite any feelings of regicide amongst any of her subordinates as everyone knew that even without her hands, the queen still was the strongest person in the tribe. After all, she didn't need her hands to use the Law of ice in the first place.
The only thing that still affected her was the backlash of her ice prison being broken by Long Chen but that still didn't make her much weaker as after the first Queen suffered from the backlash when her ice prison was broken in the last great war, she and the future generations of queens sought for the rarest of medicines to help decrease the backlash and after thousands of years, they had already collected enough for the medicine to be used once. That's why Mia's backlash time decreased from one month to three days.
Today, she'll truly be able to recover and use her ice prison once again if needed. However, she wasn't happy. She couldn't help but look at her shoulder and remember the worst moment of her life.
Suddenly, a heavy knock was heard on the door of the hall. Mia ordered for the door to be opened and soon, many royal court members entered the hall with anxious expressions on their faces.