Jagoan nodded and asked Fernando, “Is it impossible to travel between the eight secret realms, Mr. Gunderson?”
“Well, not really. There are Teleportation Arrays that allow one to travel between the eight realms. But the same person can only use the array once every three days, so not many people use it,” answered Fernando.
“Why?” Jagoan was confused.
Why wouldn’t you explore the other secret realms if the Teleportation Array exists?
Fernando asked, “Well, Mr. Chance, would you want to find yourself stranded in a completely foreign land? You’d have to stick around for three days, and I guarantee someone would rob you of all your belongings if you were even in a foreign realm for just three hours.”
He smiled and continued, “Spiritual energy cultivators in secret realms share the same personalities as the mortals you see in this world.”
Jagoan finally understood what Fernando was getting at.
Even in secret realms, deception and scheming were common practices among the immortal families.
He suddenly remembered his earlier encounter with Hailey as well as a group of skilled men in black and servants.
“Mr. Gunderson, can the residents in secret realms come into the mundane world?” asked Jagoan.
Fernando said, “Of course. Didn’t I just come back from a secret realm myself? Still, it’s pretty uncommon for cultivators from secret realms to enter the mundane world. Being in this space for too long causes their abilities to remain stagnant and even deteriorate! That’s why they rarely come to the mundane world unless they have emergencies. In fact, they would turn their noses up at most things here.”
He added, “As the representative of the Gunderson family in the mundane world, I’ve spent a good amount of time in this realm, which is why my abilities have never improved!”
A wry smile curved his lips. It was clear that he wished to improve his abilities, yet he could only accept his fate of being chosen as the face of the Gunderson family in the mundane world.
Jagoan mulled over Fernando’s words. Indeed, the cultivators he met in the mundane world were generally weak, yet he was an exception.
Granted, he had no idea if he would eventually hit a bottleneck in his cultivation.
If the mundane world truly limited the extent of his cultivation progress, Jagoan had every intention to cultivate in a secret realm.
Sheepishly, Jagoan asked, “Mr. Gunderson, I have a favor to ask of you. I’m not sure if you’ll agree to my request.”
“Fire away, Mr. Chance.” Fernando smiled encouragingly at the young man.
Jagoan asked cautiously, “Could you bring me to the secret realm to see these cultivator families, Mr. Gunderson?”
He half-expected Fernando to shoot down his request. After all, he was risking exposing Fernando’s family secret.
To his surprise, Fernando replied, “Of course… To tell you the truth, before I returned to the mundane world, the Gunderson family’s Great Elder even reminded me to bring you for a visit to the Gunderson family estate.”
Jagoan was stunned. “Mr. Gunderson, w-what’s going on? How does your family’s Great Elder know about me?”
“Of course! I’ve reported all your achievements in the mundane world to our Great Elder, and he’s very interested in meeting you!”
Jagoan never imagined Fernando would mention him to the Gunderson family’s Great Elder.
After some thought, however, he realized Fernando’s actions made perfect sense.
As the family’s representative in the mundane world, he had a clear responsibility to report all the major happenings there to his family in the secret realm.
“When should we set off then, Mr. Gunderson?” Jagoan grew excited at the thought of visiting a secret realm.
“There’s plenty of time, Mr. Chance. Why don’t you stay the night in the Gunderson residence? We can set off tomorrow!” Fernando said to Jagoan.
Jagoan could only nod and accept the other man’s suggestion.
He smiled at the young man before shooting Astrid a knowing look.
The young woman blushed as red as a tomato. The pair looked as though they were up to something.