Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 1603
The ringing of the bell that was ten thousand years ago
This was the inheritance and legacy left behind by a late Immortal Venerable. No one could estimate the value of this relic. Even Tyrant himself couldn’t gauge how much benefits this relic would bring to him. Besides, he was now in a state of thrill.
I wonder if Little Chen, Big Yellow and Sister Ning have come into this immortal vault. Anyway, I will have to advance my cultivation base first before I go looking for them.
Tyrant muttered. He had met his Senior Brother Hao Ran before this, and was told that Jiang Chen and Big Yellow had come to the Golden Horizon as well. Monk Hao Ran also said that there was a black-clad girl standing next to Jiang Chen. It went without saying that she was Wu Ningzhu. This news had delighted him as the brothers could reunite and fight side by side again.
If Jiang Chen was in this immortal vault, perhaps he would have the chance to meet him. After all, the Golden Horizon was just too huge. It was truly difficult to meet someone you know here.
After getting the relic, he already lost interest in all the other treasures in the immortal vault. Even the Great Earth Immortal Milk was no longer attractive to him. To him, the value of the relic transcended everything. Not even the Great Earth Immortal Milk could be compared to it.
But he had to advance his cultivation base as soon as possible, then enter into the centremost part of the immortal vault to where the nine drops of Great Earth Immortal Milk was located. Despite his lack of interest in the precious liquid, he was certain that Jiang Chen would be very interested in it. If Jiang Chen really entered this immortal vault, he would definitely seek for the Great Earth Immortal Milk. So in order for him to meet Jiang Chen, he would need to get to the centre of the vault.
On the other side, Jiang Chen and the other two had arrived at the end of the ancient path, there were also other geniuses looking around, trying to find the entrance to the centre of the immortal vault, but to no avail.
“What’s going on? We have already reached the end of the path. Why is there no access to the centre of the vault? Could it be that we have been tricked by the old monk?”
“There’s eighty percent chance that we have been tricked. The old monk said that each path of the 81 ancient paths contained treasures and dangers, but we have come all the way to here peacefully without discovering any treasures. We didn’t even encounter any danger. Not even an evil spirit has emerged. It was just like a pointless wander.”
“Don’t talk anymore. I’m afraid that this ancient path isn’t as simple as we had imagined. We should continue to look for the passageway once more.”
The people were distressed. They began to have lesser respect towards the Buddha Venerable. Some started to call him old monk. As a matter of fact, they had grown depressed along the journey of this ancient path. After reading the words on the stone slab, they felt that this ancient path must have rare treasures. Even if there weren’t great treasures, there had to be at least some high grade Immortal Meta Stones or some sort of immortal weapons. Unexpectedly, they had gotten nothing even though they had reached the end of the path.
This might not be the most depressing thing. The thing that depressed them the most was that they didn’t even encounter a single evil creature. Where were the treasures that were mentioned? How about the dangers? If they weren’t being tricked, then what would it be?
Listening to the complaints of these people, Jiang Chen and Dragon Shisan couldn’t help but smile. There were only the two of them who looked the happiest, because all the treasures and dangers of this spatial zone had been met by them.
The encounter with the evil creatures had allowed Jiang Chen to repair the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda and allowed the pagoda to reach thirty-eighth and half level. The thirty-ninth level was going to be fully condensed soon. His cultivation base had also advanced to the late Immortal King realm. The Great Unrestrained Heart Sutra had expedite the birth of Dragon Shisan, breaking free from the shackles of the wondrous rock.
However, if these were to be mentioned, the eyes of these people alone would surely devour the two. Of course, it was impossible for the two of them to mention this to any one of them, as the saying went, the real freedom was to make a fortune in silence.
In truth, amongst all the geniuses, Lan Lingji was the most depressed one. Not only had she gotten nothing, she was almost captured by Hei Lang. If Dragon Shisan didn’t come to her rescue at the most critical moment, she wouldn’t know what the outcome would be.
“Why isn’t there an entrance? Could it be that we have to return to where we came from?” Lan Lingji too, frowned.
“We’ll just wait and see. It’s impossible for us to go back to where we came from as the path has already been closed. I’m afraid that there’s no going back,” said Jiang Chen.
As soon as Jiang Chen finished speaking, the void ahead trembled all of a sudden. Then, an illusory channel roared and appeared in front of their eyes.
“It’s the passageway that lead to the centre of the vault. I never thought it will activate on its own.”
“Haha! I thought that we had been tricked. Let’s go. This passageway will bring us to the centre, to where the Great Earth Immortal Milk is.”
“What are you all waiting for? Go now. If someone else reaches there first, I’m afraid we won’t be able to get any share of the precious liquid.”
The sudden appearance of the channel excited everyone who was irritated just moments ago. One by one, they rushed towards the channel. After all, they hadn’t gotten anything in the ancient path and wasn’t feeling very good. They were eager to be the first to reach the centre of the vault as they were certain that the treasures there would be extraordinary. If they could obtain some of it, their trip here would be worth it.
In a matter of a few blinks, all of them entered the illusory passageway. Jiang Chen and Dragon Shisan exchanged a glance. Without delay, the three of them swayed and vanished into the channel. As Lan Lingji had almost recovered from her injuries, a casual movement from her radiated the demeanour and bearing of a saint girl.
The illusory passageway was very short. It ended almost in the blink of an eye. When Jiang Chen and the rest walked out of it, they saw silhouettes emerging from different directions. They were coming out from different ancient paths. For a moment, at least a thousand geniuses had appeared in this spatial zone and the number was still increasing.
There was a hint of consternation on everyone’s face. Obviously, this situation was beyond their imagination. Many of them were thinking of the same thing – be the first to get in so that they could seize the treasure, but now, it seemed like their plan had failed.
However, none on the scene was an idiot. Very quickly, they understood the key of this situation. Clearly, the passageway of the 81 ancient paths were opened at the same time. Before it was opened, numerous people had already been waiting like Jiang Chen and company at the end of their respective ancient paths. This explained why so many had appeared as soon as the passageway was opened. This was the only explanation.
“It seems like many have died in their way here.” Said Lan Lingji.
Anyone was able to discern this. From the beginning, there were nearly 3000 people who entered the vault. Now, there were only a thousand of them. Taking into account those who were coming in and still in the ancient paths, there were only 2000 of them at most. That was to say, nearly 1000 geniuses had died in the 81 ancient paths.
This was undeniably cruel, but anyone who decided to step into Golden Horizon knew the dangers and cruelty co-existed together, and must be prepared to die. Death could occur at any time. There were battles between humans and evil creatures, and the presence of other dangers in this place. It was a place of ancient battlefield, a place of war.
Therefore, it was very normal for 1000 people to die along the way. A dozen of them had already died in the path that Jiang Chen picked. Of course, they didn’t die in the hands of evil creatures. All of them were killed by Jiang Chen. Even if the other ancient paths didn’t have someone as powerful as Jiang Chen, they should have encountered some powerful evil creatures, unlike in Jiang Chen’s path where all the evil creatures were turned into nourishment of the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda. If the hundreds of evil creatures in Jiang Chen’s path weren’t eliminated earlier, no one knew how much more geniuses would die along the way.
“Motherf***er! The old monk does know how to play tricks. He has tricked us all even though he has already passed away. All of the passageways are opened simultaneously. Even if there is a Great Earth Immortal Milk, it’s going to be a fierce fight.”
“That’s true. Look, even Ye Peng is here. Who’s able to compete with him? And there are those peerless geniuses of some major powers and also the saint girl of Exquisite Paradise, and a few other intermediate Immortal Emperor geniuses. We won’t stand a chance in their presence.”
“Well, that’s not necessarily true. Even if we can’t get the Great Earth Immortal Milk, we may still able to get some other treasures. We can’t just go back with empty hands.”
Plenty of them with weaker strength began to feel slightly disheartened. This wasn’t the result they expected and was the last thing they wanted to see. With so many experts here, it had become even harder for them to obtain any treasure, but most of them revealed ruthlessness in their eyes. Since they had already come here, they couldn’t let themselves return empty-handed. Even if the competition was fierce, they couldn’t give up just like that.
*Dang…* *Dang…* *Dang…*
Suddenly, the ring of a bell sounded from ahead. It was the ringing of a very ancient bell. As the ringing was heard, the whole world seemed to quiet down. All the noises had been replaced by silence. Then, a large golden light emerged in front. It was the dazzling Buddha Radiance.
“This is the ringing of an ancient bell. But these are residual waves of the ringing left behind ten thousand years ago. It’s an echo.” Dragon Shisan said.
“The echo that was left behind ten thousand years ago? I wouldn’t dare to imagine it.” Lan Lingji said with a sigh.
“There’s an ancient temple ahead. The Great Earth Immortal Milk is just ahead.”
Someone roared, stirring everyone into motion. Each of them shouted excitedly and flew towards the ancient temple with their fastest speed possible, fearing that they might be late than the others.
“The ancient temple has already existed for countless years. It must be left behind by the ancient Buddha. It should be the place that holds his true inheritance. The nine drops of Great Earth Immortal Milk should be inside. Let’s go over as well,” said Jiang Chen.
Then, the trio flew towards the direction where everyone was going. That was the centre most part of the immortal vault.
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