Chapter 361: Foothold
Shortly afterwards, Zhenyuanzi, Liu Er and others killed all Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the valley. However, some of them seemed a little embarrassed. Minghe looked at all people, saying, "You must have felt that Battlefield of God and Demon restrained your strength. I guess that Battlefield of God and Demon might be much stronger than Untainted World."
Upon hearing this, Zhenyuanzi and others looked somewhat solemn. The stronger the world was, the more stable it was. Naturally, it had an effect on their strength, but it was not directed against them. Zhenyuanzi looked at Minghe and asked, "Fellow Taoist Minghe, you have been observing for such a long time. Have you investigated the surroundings?"
Minghe nodded and said, "The Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth in the world is very special. It's much better than primordial Spiritual Air, when used for cultivation, even for practicing Rakshasa. Outside the valley was endless mountains with abundant resources. We can settle down here temporarily. We can change location when we find a better one."
Then, Minghe drew a suggested map based on the landform scouted by his Spiritual Thoughts. He handed it out to everyone, saying, "You can release your disciples and tribesmen now. Practising here can yield twice the result with half the effort. As long as they don't leave the Formation of Five Elements, they won't be in danger for the time being."
Upon hearing this, all people felt relieved and released their disciples and tribesmen. Zhenyuanzi only brought some disciples. Three Ancestors of Human Tribe brought God Farmer, Xuanyuan, Five Emperors and some elites of Human Tribe. Liu Er only brought several people, including Chixuan. The valley was so large that it would be more than enough to accommodate a hundred times more people.
As Minghe flicked his sleeves, he released Blood God Doppelganger and millions of Ashura tribesmen from the World of Heaven and Earth. The Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth was very intense here, so it was good for them to improve their cultivation. Now they had come to the Battlefield of God and Demon, with countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos inside. Therefore, Minghe also needed to train an army for killing. Ashura tribe was the best choice.
When millions of people appeared together in the valley, it suddenly became very noisy. Everyone began to build their own palaces and houses. Since they would settle down here for some time, they could not sleep on the ground. Moreover, all of them had Magic Skills. They could move anything just by waving their hands.
Minghe paid less attention to what others did. He devoted himself to Transmitting Formation. When he was in the River between Heaven and Death, he initiated Transmitting Formation with supernatural powers. At that time, four points appeared in his mind. They should be four corresponding transmission places. Perhaps his Transmitting Formation was combined by four Transmitting Formation.
At that moment, he just chose one randomly and went to the valley. Now, he activated Transmitting Formation with supernatural powers. The four points came to his mind again. Among them, one was very far. Perhaps it was where they located in the River between Heaven and Death when they entered Battlefield of God and Demon. They seemed to be their way back.
As for the remaining three transmitting points, he wanted to have a look. As the old saying goes, the wily hare has three holes to his burrow. If they could not settle down here in peace, they had alternatives. At the thought of this, Minghe informed Zhenyuanzi, Liu Er, and others with Spiritual Thoughts. Then, they saw a flash white light from Transmitting Formation, and Minghe disappeared once again.
A streak of white light flashed at the peak of a mountain much higher than Mount Buzhou. All of a sudden, Minghe appeared on the sacrificial altar of Transmitting Formation. He quickly glanced around, and then threw five flags to arrange Formation of Five Elements all around. Later, Red Lotus Taoist and Musen flew out from his Three Flowers. They quickly killed dozens of Ominous Beasts of the Chaos nearby.
The five flags were as same as the Flag of Five Elements he used for formation in the valley. The only difference was that each of the five flags was Mid-Grade primordial supreme treasures while all five flags in the valley were Top Grade primordial supreme treasures. The two sets of flags were refined by Minghe with the Origin of 10 men in the Origin realm in World of Five Elements. Unfortunately, he did not have better materials embodying the properties of Five Elements. Otherwise, the quality would achieve a higher level.
However, two sets of Flag of Five Elements were enough. Minghe planned to give the set in the valley to Kong Xuan, who actualized with the art of the five elements and Confucianism. Kongxuan could make the most of the Flag of Five Elements, while Minghe could not make it more useful. Moreover, it was quite enough for Minghe to own one set of Flag of Five Elements.
After handling those matters, Minghe began to detect the surroundings with Spiritual Thoughts and drew a detailed map. Then, he furled the Flag of Five Elements and continued to transmit it to the next place. Minghe needed to figure out the situation of the surroundings of the four Transmitting Formations, covering an area of tens of millions of miles. Upon doing that, he could draw a map and take the next step.
Half a month later, Minghe returned to the valley where Zhenyuanzi and others stayed. Although his Spiritual Thoughts could spread to a place tens of millions of miles away, it was difficult to figure out all circumstances of the area that spanned tens of millions of miles. It naturally needed a lot of time, but luckily, he only spent half a month.
Looking at the map he drew, Minghe was lost in thought. Compared with the other three Transmitting Formations, the valley was the most suitable place for their Tribe formation. The other three places were as follows: One place was a mountain higher than Mount Buzhou. One place was a nearby river. Another place was above a plain. All in all, the valley was the best choice.
The Battlefield of God and Demon was a big Fated Chance to actualize the Origin for Minghe, Zhenyuanzi and Liu Er, as it was for the people they brought here. In order to train these people who had not actualized the Origin, it was necessary to have a stable foothold. When their talents advanced, they could assist Minghe and the others.
Although the peak could hold millions of people, it was not suitable for residences. As for the remaining two places, one was near river and the other was close to a plain. There were countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the plain, so it was not a good place to live. Even with Formation of Five Elements, it was of no use. At that time, frequent fightings were unavoidable. These people might have been injured seriously before they were brought up.
Besides people from Untainted Land, people from other worlds in the Chaos also came to Battlefield of God and Demon. Although they had no idea about the number of people from other worlds, Minghe's party could be fearless of other worlds as long as they were strong enough. Until then, they would have more advantages when struggling for resources in Battlefield of God and Fated Chance Demon claimed by the Great Way. From the map, among the four Transmitting Formations, only the one near the river was close to the valley. When he detected that with Spiritual Thoughts, Minghe discovered a big piece of the same area between the surroundings of two Transmitting Formations, covering an area of tens of millions of miles. It indicated that the two places were hundreds of millions of miles away from each other at most. The remaining two places had no intersection with each other.
Thus, Minghe could explore the surrounding areas based on the two Transmitting Formations to revise his map. If possible, when Ashura tribe was strong enough, he could build cities in the two places, arrange tactical formation, and wipe out the nearby Ominous Beasts of the Chaos. Then, he could gradually develop the other areas based on the two places.
It was similar to striving for the throne and hegemony, but Minghe contended for resources and Fated Chance. Since there were countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos in Battlefield of God and Demon, it would be too slow to collect the Origin of chaos only by Minghe, Zhenyuanzi, and several others. If Human Tribe and Ashura tribe developed in Battlefield of God and Demon, it would be much easier to wipe out Ominous Beasts of Chaos. Certainly, there was another advantage. When they were strong enough, Minghe could leave without worries and go to other areas in Battlefield of God and Demon to seek for Fated Chance. According to the situations of the places around the four Transmitting Formations, Minghe could roughly predict that their position might be the edge of Battlefield of God and Demon, because he found that Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth in the four places were different.
It was similar to the other worlds. The closer to the world center, the stronger the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth. Perhaps the place where things were transmitted by Transmitting Formation in River between Heaven and Death was the peripheral area of Battlefield of God and Demon. The place was relatively safe and easy for Tribe formation. It might have been planned by the Great Way.
Although they did not know the reason, they felt that the Great Way did not want them to die so quickly. Only in the peripheral area, these men in the Realm of Origin could survive. If they went deep into Battlefield of God and Demon, they would have a slim chance of surviving. After all, the stronger Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth was, the stronger the treasures and Creatures would be born. In the depth of Battlefield of God and Demon, there might be monsters in the Realm of Fate. Now, Minghe needed to lead Zhenyuanzi's party, Human Tribe, and Ashura tribe to settle down in the peripheral area of Battlefield of God and Demon. This was the only way for them to plot to get the areas inside. Most importantly, there might be Fated Chance in the peripheral area of Battlefield of God and Demon. After looking around with Spiritual Thoughts, Minghe also discovered some unusual places.
If there were treasures, there must be Mysterious Sign. When he drew the map, Minghe discovered many places with mysterious signs. Although he did not know the details, he thought that it would be harmless to collect all treasures from these places. Minghe was most curious about one place, where he felt something familiar.
It was the first time he entered Battlefield of God and Demon. How could it be familiar to him? Obviously, it was a little abnormal. Since it had been discovered, he would go to have a look, so as not to miss some Fated Chance. As for danger, there should be nothing in the peripheral area that could bring about a fatal threat to Minghe. He was also aware that he had to be careful because the world looked really strange.
Chapter 362: Departure
But it was not urgent. Minghe had not found any traces of outsiders in the surroundings. Currently, the major threat they faced was still the Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. However, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was large enough, so even if there were countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos and they were separated, it would not be crowded.
Several months later, numerous palaces and houses were erected in the valley. The Human Tribe and Asura Tribe lived there. At this time, the Three Ancestors of the Human Tribe led almost a million elites in the Human Tribe. All the rest of them were from the Asura Tribe. Originally, Minghe only brought out millions of Asura tribesmen. Over the years, the Asura tribesmen multiplied in the World of Heaven and Earth. Now, they had almost six million people.
However, Asura tribesmen multiplied much slower than Humans did. Although the number of Asura tribesmen was several times greater than what the Human Tribe had, the numbers of the Human Tribe would surpass the Asura Tribe's after several hundred years, and that was the awesome power of the Human Tribe. The Human Tribe increased their strength based on quantity, while the Asura's depended on quality. The two could not be compared.
Within a few months, under the lead of Zhenyuanzi, Cangjie, and the Three Ancestors of the Human Tribe, the Human Tribe began to clear out the nearby Ominous Beasts of Chaos. The Asura Tribe was led by Liu Er, Kong Xuan, Black Tortoise, and Dipamkara. They also started to kill the nearby Ominous Beasts of Chaos. Along the way, they collected all the corpses of the Ominous Beasts of Chaos, the Origin of Chaos, various Spiritual Medicines, and minerals.
Many resources would be consumed for cultivation or refinement of weapons and elixir. Now, millions of people lived in the valley, so they needed a huge amount of resources. Fortunately, the Spiritual Air between Heaven and Earth in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was very intense, so they did not need to worry about the necessary Spiritual Air for cultivation, not to mention that Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth was stronger than primordial Spiritual Air.
In the valley, they could always feel the momentum emanating from the breakthrough of cultivation. The Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was very special. It was beneficial for an expert of the Origin or a Rakshasa, let alone those people who had not actualized the Origin. Moreover, there was the subtle vital force of the Divine Law between Heaven and Earth. It was well-reasoned that breakthroughs in cultivation would be made. The opposite situation would have been strange. After all, they were the elites elected from both the Human and Asura tribes.
Looking at those men growing steadily, Minghe felt assured. For the moment, nothing in the surroundings could threaten their existence. As long as there was no large-scale beast tide of Chaos, they should be safe. Thus, Minghe planned to leave. Although the Origin of Chaos was beneficial for him, its efficacy naturally had weakened a lot due to his current realm.
The Battlefield of Gods and Demons was a treasured place for him. Even though it was dangerous there, Minghe was fearless. The truly strong ones were totally fearless. Originally, Minghe was waiting for Liu Er and the others so he could train a group of helpers for any unexpected needs. Certainly, it was not the main reason. He mainly worried about their safety because the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was full of dangers.
Since they had settled down and had a lot of resources for cultivation, Minghe could rest assured. At present, Liu Er, Zhenyuanzi, and the others were not very helpful to Minghe. Unless they could grow up to be as strong as Laozi or Tongtian, they could do little help to him.
Minghe entered the Battlefield of Gods and Demons in order to find a Fated Chance to make him strong. Naturally, he could not stay right there. Now, everything had been well-arranged, so he should leave. However, before departure, Minghe summoned Liu Er, Zhenyuanzi, and seven others, all having reached the Realm of the Origin. Although he was going to leave, he still needed to make some things clear.
The 10 men sat cross-legged. Minghe glanced at them and said, "I called you here to tell you one thing... that I'm leaving." All those present suddenly looked at each other in speechless despair. They never thought that Minghe would leave so soon. In their opinions, Minghe was their backbone, after all.
Minghe had expected their reaction and continued to say, "Since you've adapted to this place, you need to continue to develop steadily, improve cultivation, train experts of the Origin, and expand in every direction to get more resources. Until you're strong enough to go into the Late Stage of the Origin and Peak of the Origin, you can go further into the heartland of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons to seek Fated Chances." They realized that Minghe had decided to leave. Meanwhile, they also understood that it was not very helpful for Minghe to stay here, based on his current cultivation. Moreover, Minghe was not their babysitter. If they were protected by Minghe all the time, their will would be ground down and they would have limited success in the future.
Liu Er looked at Minghe as the smile on his face disappeared. He was a little solemn and said, "Master, please rest assured. I and my junior brothers will practice hard to live up to your expectations." Kong Xuan and two others also nodded. They understood that Minghe could not always protect them. Meanwhile, they were unwilling to be put under Minghe's protection.
Minghe nodded after hearing that, saying, "Well, you must be careful. In the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, besides Ominous Beasts of Chaos, you also need to beware of people from other worlds. Now, experts of the Origin from many worlds in the Chaos are breaking into the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, so it's inevitable that you will fight with them. You should not be too merciful or indecisive."
They naturally understood exactly what Minghe meant. So many people entered the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, and even though it was sufficiently large, they could still meet people from other worlds someday. Although they did not know what kind of Fated Chances and how many Fated Chances there were in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, it might be well to have one less competitor. A feast of killing was destined ever since they entered the Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
Minghe stretched out his hands and a rustic wooden box appeared on his palm. With supernatural power, he sent it in the front of Liu Er, saying, "Liu Er, I prepared one thing for you. If you encounter mortal danger, you can open it. It can only be used once. Don't use it unless it's an emergency."
Upon hearing that, Liu Er took the box and nodded seriously. Then, Minghe turned to Kong Xuan and said, "Kong Xuan, since you've mastered the Flag of Five Elements arranged outside, I give it to you. You can make the best of the Primordial Five Elements Formation. In doing so, it can also increase your strength."
In the end, Minghe said to the others that were not his disciples, "My Fellow Taoists, it's dangerous in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, and there are countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the Origin. Although all your Spiritual Treasures are Primordial Spiritual Treasures, some of them can't be used now. I have a method to refine weapons, thus you can refine Primordial Supreme Treasures. Now I give it to you. I hope it can be helpful."
Needless to say, Liu Er and the others had earlier learned the method. Their Magic Weapons were refined by themselves and had become Primordial Supreme Treasures. However, Zhenyuanzi and the others were startled upon hearing the method to refine Primordial Supreme Treasures. Minghe really did not care what he said. After all, the richest of Zhenyuanzi's most powerful Magic Weapons was only a Primordial Spiritual Treasure.
With that, Minghe waved his hands and sent nine Jade Slips to the nine men. The method to refine weapons of Primordial Supreme Treasures was written on the Jade Slip. But, there was one thing that Minghe did not mention. The Jade Slips that he sent to Liu Er, Kong Xuan, Black Tortoise, and Dipamkara were special. Inside the Jade Slips, he sealed the method to refine weapons of Spiritual Treasures of Chaos predicted by him.
Certainly, Liu Er and the three others could not see that because Minghe had sealed the four Jade Slips. Unless the four men reached the Peak of the Realm of the Origin, the seals would not be initiated. Only when they reached that realm would they be qualified to refine Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. Of course, the precondition was that they had already been able to refine Primordial Supreme Treasures of the Highest Grade.
As for Zhenyuanzi and the others, Minghe did not give them the method to refine weapons of Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. Although they had good relations with him, it was impossible for Minghe to be impartial. At present, it was enough for them to refine weapons of Primordial Supreme Treasures. As for whether he would impart the method to refine weapons of Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, that was another problem for another time. As distance tests a horse's strength, so time reveals a person's heart. Minghe also wanted to test their temperament.
With the passage of time, Zhenyuanzi and the others would become strong. Even so, now it was difficult to ensure that they would be loyal all the time. Houtu was a good example. Although he did not want to worry about Houtu's behavior, Minghe would not be willing to create a person that was the same as Houtu.
After receiving Minghe's method to refine weapons, Zhenyuanzi and the others were very excited. They respectively expressed their gratitude to Minghe. Minghe's method to refine weapons was very special. Even without powerful Spiritual Treasures like the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth, they could refine Primordial Spiritual Treasures and Primordial Supreme Treasures. Moreover, they could also refine their own Primordial Spiritual Treasures once again, and promote them to Primordial Supreme Treasures. It was rare and commendable.
Surely, Minghe's method to refine weapons was also limited. For example, Zhenyuanzi practiced the Great Way of Earth. Even if they mastered Minghe's Law of Refining Tools, the Spiritual Treasures he could refine were all of the earth nature. If he wanted to refine Magic Weapons of other natures, he had to comprehend other laws. In contrast to the refinement of Primordial Supreme Treasures, this limit was insignificant.
Minghe did everything that he should have done. It was time to leave. After leaving the valley, Minghe looked back with some expectation. He did not know when he would see them again. He hoped that they would not disappoint him. He erased his sadness and gradually went off to the distance without leaving a trace.
Chapter 363: Discovery
After leaving that huge valley, Minghe tromped over Millions of Mountains. Countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos lived in those continuous mountains. The place was like a super beast nest. Fortunately, although there were many Ominous Beasts of Chaos, the continuous mountains were boundless. Thus, the Ominous Beasts of Chaos would not be too dense, which was one of the reasons why Minghe chose that place as his foothold.
Invisibly, Minghe sat cross-legged upon a cloud. He watched some Ominous Beasts of Chaos fly through from time to time and listened to that incessant beast roar throughout Millions of Mountains. He was a little worried about Liu Er and the others. In order to be able to survive in Millions of Mountains, they still had a long way to go. The dangers and hardships would be beyond their expectations.
However, since he had left, Minghe would not look back. Although it was reasonable that he should take care of his disciples including Liu Er and the others, they would not have a better future if he did so. Minghe hoped that they could become the powerhouses of indomitable spirit and they could tower over their competitors one day, even without him. Flowing with the cloud, Minghe unconsciously arrived at a strange place. It was a special place recorded on his map. The Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth here was extremely powerful. Perhaps, some rare treasure had come into the world. Although he did not know what it was, Minghe would be unwilling to miss it since he had encountered it.
He dropped the cloud down and went to the mountaintop with the most volatile Spiritual Air. On the mountaintop, a scarlet flower fluttered with the wind. It inhaled and exhaled no slower than experts at the Early Stage of the Origin. Moreover, it was ever-accelerating. Obviously, the flower was going to be mature. Around the flower, countless Ominous Beast of Chaos had already cast their greedy eyes upon it.
The flower had not yet fully ripened, but the nearby Ominous Beasts of Chaos were already restless. They launched attacks against their surrounding competitors. When a winner was identified, the flower would naturally become the winner's trophy. However, they never thought that Minghe was standing near the flower, waiting to benefit from their conflict.
Without taking notice of their fighting, Minghe became preoccupied with the unique flower. It was a one-foot-high scarlet flower with seven petals. During the blooming season, a fantastic herbal aroma was diffused in the air that was intoxicating. More striking was that not even a blade of grass grew and even rocks cracked within a 10-foot circumference around it.
Minghe looked at the flower carefully and immediately discovered its uniqueness. The flower grew based on the special Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Moreover, it incessantly absorbed the scorching spiritual power from the sun above the Ninth Heaven. Therefore, within the 10-foot circumference around it, it was like a huge furnace that was extremely fervent.
Even with his current corporeal cultivation, Minghe could feel its heat energy. Thus, it was really extraordinary. When the flower was ripe, a current of even stronger hot air suddenly burst out. From afar, it looked like a flower growing inside a red blaze, which was extremely magical.
When the flower was in full bloom, all its heat energy began to gather in the crimson fruit that was just yielded by the flower. As the fruit became bigger and bigger, the precious flower slowly withered. All its essence and energy were supplied to the fruit. When the fruit ripened, all the Ominous Beasts of Chaos became even crazier. When all the Ominous Beasts of Chaos scrambled for the red fruit, a ripple suddenly appeared in the air. A hand stretched out from inside and gently picked the red fruit. Then, the hand slowly retreated and the ripple disappeared as if nothing had happened. On the mountaintop, only dozens of Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the Origin remained, roaring into the air.
Above the clouds, Minghe looked at the red fruit in his hand with an intriguing expression. Frankly, even the Origin of Chaos could do little to improve his current body. However, Minghe had an instinct that the seemingly ordinary red fruit might be beneficial for his body.
There might be providence in the unseen world. Minghe believed in his own feelings. Even if it was useless, he would not be affected. Raising a hand, he directly placed the red fruit in his mouth. After swallowing, he clearly felt a surge of heat energy moving inside him, like a ball of fire inside his body.
Minghe felt pain, a long lost feeling. Having practiced the Immortal Demon Body for so long, he had not experienced pain in a very long time. But now, a small red fruit could make him ache. Although it was a faint pain, it was enough to demonstrate that the red fruit was totally different from the rest. However, it only lasted for a little while and then disappeared soon afterward. The total efficacy of the red fruit had been absorbed by Minghe's body.
At this moment, Minghe smiled. His smile got even wilder when he looked at the boundless Battlefield of Gods and Demons. He thought that the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was worthy of its name. Even magic medicine in the periphery could greatly enhance his body. If he were to obtain a lot of the same type of magic medicine, his body would surely be further enhanced.
After completing absorption, Minghe started off once again. This time, he was more leisurely. Although his aim was the weird place where he could feel the familiar vital force, Minghe did not mind taking a detour to collect more priceless treasures, because many places with Mysterious Signs of Heaven and Earth were recorded on his map. Certainly, these treasures should at least have a Mysterious Sign of Heaven and Earth as much as the flower had.
Minghe walked and stopped all along the way. In doing so, he collected a lot of treasures, including Spiritual Medicine, Rare Stones, and Spiritual Roots. Several years later, he finally arrived at his destination. It was a strange mountain with bumps and hollows above, which seemed to be formed by a fight among Ominous Beasts of Chaos.
The familiar vital force that he felt also emanated from the inner part of the mountain. It looked like the conflicts among the Ominous Beasts of Chaos had damaged the body of the mountain and the forbidden formations inside it. As a result, the vital force of the objects inside had leaked out. According to the trail of devastation, it should have taken place in recent times, a few thousand years ago at most.
Having felt the familiar vital force pervading above the mountain, Minghe knitted his brows. He was naturally familiar with the vital force. In Untainted Land, all those men of ability knew very well that the object should be here. Moreover, he also discovered that the vital force sent forth by the object was somewhat weird, which made him even more confused.
Since he had come, Minghe wanted to check it out. The body of the mountain was damaged, and the forbidden formation inside also became fragmentary. If he wanted to, Minghe could go inside without difficulty. He carefully checked out the forbidden formation inside. Although the forbidden formation was fragmented, he could still be aware of some of the methods used by its designer. Through careful analysis, Minghe sorted out the forbidden formation inside. The designer had reached the Peak of the Origin at least. From the mountain and the forbidden formation, he predicted that they had not been arranged recently. Instead, they should have been arranged ages ago. Minghe felt even more curious. He smiled without knowing why, especially after he had checked out the fragmentary forbidden formation.
Minghe lifted a finger and pointed it outward. Then, a channel immediately appeared in the forbidden formation in the body of the mountain. He took a step and walked inside. As his figure disappeared in the channel, the channel also vanished soon afterward. The forbidden formation restored its calm. More weirdly, the forbidden formation changed slightly after he had gone inside, which seemed to have been initiated.
After passing through the forbidden formation in the body of the mountain, Minghe arrived at a small world. The place had everything that one expected to find, including the sun, moon, stars, mountains, and rivers. It looked like a land of idyllic beauty. Moreover, the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth here was denser than that in the outside world. It could be seen that the forbidden formation arranged in the body of the mountain could gather the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth. The small world was not strange. Even with attractive scenery, it could not be compared to a small chiliocosm. And for a world as small as this, Minghe could find numerous ones without much trouble. To his surprise, this small world was full of strong Spiritual Air, but the air flew regularly and surrounded the center of the world, where the place of the valuable treasure for suppressing and supporting the world should be.
Chapter 364: What used to be have changed
No matter what kind of world it was, there was always a pillar of support. This world did not achieve small chiliocosm, which meant it had no Origin. The World Origin was the source of support for the small chiliocosm. Since there was no small chiliocosm in this small world, then there must be some other treasures which supported this world. Or else, this world would have been destroyed ages ago.
Minghe looked around and saw the center of the small world there was a giant building, or rather a giant complex floated there. Minghe approached its giant gate. The board on the gate said, "Southern Gate".
Minghe was not surprised at the words. It was exactly like the Heavenly Court in Untainted Land, 36 Gates of Heaven lay within, and buildings were shrouded in the ethereal air. Golden lights flashed, and strips of air formed purple haze. The crimson gauze clothing glittered, the jade pins, hibiscus crowns, jeweled shoes, purple ribbons and gold medals all shone glamorously.
Before stepping in, Minghe had felt the vital force of the Heavenly Court. It slightly different from that of Untainted Land's Heavenly Court. Untainted Land's Heavenly Court was created by the Way of Heaven, shrouded in tactical formations. After all, it was an incarnation of the Will of Heaven. However, the court in front of Minghe was apparently an incarnation of a Highest Grade primordial supreme treasure. Moreover, this treasure has begun to transform into a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos.
Though the vital force was familiar, it raised more questions in Minghe. "Untainted Land is intact, but why did Heavenly Court appear here?" Since seals and forbidden formations in mountains were old and ancient, this was not the Untainted Land's Heavenly Court. Other than the incarnation, both treasures were exceedingly alike.
But just looking at the appearance, it was too similar to each other which even the vital force emitted familiarity. Minghe
entered the Gates filled with questions. " Instead of straightening the confusion outside, why not just go in and find out the truth ?" Despite the fact that this Heavenly Court was a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos before evolving into Primordial Supreme Treasure, it did not have the capability to trap him inside.
Inside the gates was another new world. Certain building structures were identical to the Court in Untainted Land but the only difference was there were Spiritual Medicines growing there. These medicines only grew in the Battlefield of God and Demon. The herbal fragrance floating through the air was utmost tempting. Just by the scent, Minghe could feel that he was growing stronger.
This was really surprising. This court had such a fertile land where so many Spiritual Medicines grew. Judging from the area of crops, someone must have carefully cultivated it, but whom did this Heavenly Court belong to? Minghe entered the gates for quite a while yet he had not felt any signs of life, unless the owner had passed on.
Minghe continued on without seeing a soul. In such a large palace, without the plants, it would be lifeless. When he finally walked to the 36th Gates of Heaven, he saw the standing Divine Wind Palace. Though it was splendid everywhere, there was something weird about this place.
Minghe stepped inside The Divine Wind Palace, only to see a mirror above the throne. He recognized it was a Haotian Mirror, which was granted to Haotian by Hongjun years ago. This mirror was again the same with that in Untainted Land. But, the difference being it was a Highest Grade primordial supreme treasure. Unfortunately, the edge had been chipped.
The marks indicated someone was here and tried attacking it. However, Minghe was more interested in the fact that there was a Heavenly Court in the Untainted Land. The Haotian Mirror was still in the possession of the Haotian he knows. So why was there another Heavenly Court and Haotian Mirror here?
Moreover, in Minghe's perceptions, there also was a Garden of Peaches of Immortality, where 3,600 Peento Trees had been cultivated. The same things and the same vital force should emerge in two different places was weird! Besides, Minghe had checked that he wasn't in some mirage world.
Anyone would be confused in a weird situation like this. He walked toward the Haotian Mirror to scrutinize it closely. But, after stepping a few steps forward, the mirror shone brightly. Then, the light died down, a vague shadow was seated on the throne.
The shadow turned out to be a handsome ghost with an air of royalty; he was clad in an imperial robe. The air of royalty showed his cultivation of imperial Tao, and what was weirder was that he actually looked like Haotian. Yet, Haotian couldn't compete with him in cultivation Realm. Though he was a ghost, his whole body vital force was formidable. Thus, he must have been at least at Peak of Realm of The Origin, much stronger than the real Haotian. It seemed that Minghe's breaking in had activated the Haotian Mirror, summoning the ghost for some unknown reason.
When the ghost finally stabilized himself, he opened his eyes, looking at Minghe. He first got slightly surprised, and then roared out. "Haha, God helps those who help themselves. Finally, my long awaited spiritual inheritor comes, and you're from Untainted Land."
The short sentence gave out a lot of information. Still, it was strange. Judging from his words, the ghost also came from Untainted Land. But, masters in the Land were numbered; Minghe hadn't seen anyone like this before. Not to say, one who ended up becoming a ghost.
Although he had stabilized, he was still feeble and didn't seem to be able to last long. He continued to talk about some inheritor. Ignoring the fact whether the ghost was speaking the truth or not, Minghe wanted to know what the ghost knew about the Battlefield of God and Demon. As for spiritual inheritance, he didn't care about that. He had his own Tao. Besides, the ghost didn't succeed in its own Tao and even turned into something like this. And then, he laughed so hard that his spirit trembled a little. Minghe couldn't help asking, "May I have your name? I'm Ancestor Minghe, at your service."
Then, he stopped and said in surprise, "Ancestor Minghe? Are you Ancestor Minghe in the Ninth Period Untainted Land? Well, that's surprising. The Minghe I know couldn't compete with you. Oh, I'm the owner of Heavenly Court in the Eighth Period Untainted Land, Emperor Haotian."
"The Ninth Period? The Eighth Period? The Minghe? Emperor Haotian? He called himself Haotian and mentioned another one." Minghe couldn't help wondering about The Chaos and Untainted Land's secrets. Now, Minghe knew he was onto a big secret.
Haotian continued, "I know Fellow Taoist is in doubt as I was. Don't worry, I'll explain to you. Please be seated." Then, he waved his hand; a platform rose up in The Divine Wind Palace to the height of the throne. Minghe seated himself on the platform. He stared at Haotian in expectation. Beforehand, Minghe had already known that this Haotian came from the Eighth Period, while he was in the Ninth Period. The gap between two Periods appealed to him.
Haotian continued, "Fellow Taoist comes from the Ninth Period, while I'm from the Eighth Period. After the Eighth Period's destruction, Great Divinity Pangu rebuilt another Untainted Land, where you come from. Naturally, there were other Lands from the first to the seventh Periods."
"You must know that the Great Divinity Pangu exterminated 3,000 Mazingers, created Heaven and Earth, and his body nourished everything. Actually, he never really died; his heart is enshrined and worshipped in the Hall of Pangu. After each Untainted Land's destruction, he's reborn to develop the next Land. For years and years, he's been doing so."
Minghe was shocked to hear that. "Pangu isn't dead?" It was a shocking revelation. When Wu Tribe resurrected 10 Ancestors of sorcery in Blood Sea, Minghe saw Great Divinity Pangu's heart in the Hall of Pangu, even his Spiritual Thoughts had been suppressed by the heart. However, he never expected Pangu to still be alive. In that case, the power of the heart would become stronger. Haotian saw Minghe's shock in his eyes. When he first learned the secret, Haotian was also shocked. Now it was his turn to watch someone else do the same. Then, he continued, "Great Divinity Pangu has great cultivation. He builds Untainted Lands, how will he die so easily? He has cultivation, Jade Butterfly of Fate, and so many supreme treasures; he doesn't need to use his body to nourish everything anymore to help Untainted Land anymore."
Everyone acknowledged the power of the Way of Heaven in Untainted Land and knew how Great Divinity Pangu built Untainted Land even created the Way of Heaven. With the strength of the Way of Heaven, one could simply imagine the power of Pangu! It was hard to imagine. Moreover, no one knew why Great Divinity Pangu rebuilt Untainted Lands again and again, and what he was up to.
Chapter 365: The Secret
"In every Untainted Land, there are the same people— Hongjun, Luohou, the Three Pure Ones, Goddess Nvywa, Jieyin, Zhunti, Haotian, and Ancestor Minghe. But, in each different land, everyone's fate and achievements differ. For instance, in the Eighth Period, I actualized the Great Way of the Origin in the Battle of the Gods Investiture, the first one to do it."
Minghe remained silent, reflecting on those words. If that was true, that meant that before him there had been eight Ancestor Minghes, Hongjuns, Luohous, and Three Pure Ones, which could be terrifying if one thought about it.
Moreover, he had just spoken about the Battle of the Gods Investiture. It turned out that there indeed was the same people
and the same things. "Are the general trends of Heaven in the nine Untainted Lands the same except for some minor aspects?" It was surprising that Haotian in front of him had actualized the Realm of the Origin. After all, Haotian was born late. He had to have had a great aptitude or some coaching to be the first one to do it.
Minghe still could not say a word, therefore Haotian continued. "After seven Cultivation Tribulations of Heaven and Earth, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was opened. Thus, I, Hongjun and all the other Sages who actualized the Realm of the Origin broke in to find the so-called Fated Chances. But, we underestimated the Battlefield of Gods and Demons' cruelty, especially at the Medium Layer."
A face of doubt crept over Minghe, so Haotian said, "Oh, I forgot that you're new here, and don't know much about it. The Battlefield of Gods and Demons is also a Chaos world under the Great Way. It's divided into the Low Layer, Medium Layer, and High Layer districts. For instance, we are now in the Low Layer district."
Speaking of the Chaos world, Minghe aked, "Fellow Taoist just said that the Battlefield of Gods and Demons is also a Chaos world. May I know which level Untainted Land is at?" Minghe's Good Separation, Heaven and Earth Taoist, cultivated the Tao of Heaven and Earth, so he was naturally curious about information of world levels. He used to just blindly grasp it, but since Haotian was in front of him and seemed to know, he wanted to learn.
Therefore, Haotian explained it to him. "Look at my Heavenly Court, 36 Heavens connect to each other to become a small chiliocosm. Above that are the medium dichiliocosm, great trichiliocosm, and finally the Chaos world. Every world is divided into Low Rank, Medium Rank, High Rank, and Fulfilment level. I was born in the golden age when Untainted Land was a High Rank great trichiliocosm. However, after the Cultivation Tribulation, we dropped down to the Medium Rank."
Minghe knew why they had dropped. With the number of Creatures increasing along with their cultivation, Spiritual Air and resources ran out. So, the world could not ascend. This was why Minghe had been turning the Air of Chaos into primordial Spiritual Air in the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth to supply the World of Heaven and Earth.
But, to Minghe's surprise, the current Untainted Land did not seem to descend. To be exact, it was turning from descending to ascending. According to Haotian, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was opened after seven Cultivation Tribulations of Heaven and Earth. However, there apparently had not been seven Cultivation Tribulations of Heaven and Earth yet in the Ninth Period Untainted Land. Could the timing for this be uncertain?
Minghe did not interrupt to ask anything, so Haotian continued, "There is a World Crystal Wall between every district layer, and you can easily cross into the higher layer districts, however, you will be suppressed by the Divine Law of Heaven and Earth if you enter a lower layer district.
"In the Low Layer district, you could reach up to a Half Step to the Fate Realm Realm. You have to enter the Medium Layer district to get higher cultivation. In the Medium Layer district, there are few Ominous Beasts of Chaos and other Creatures at the Fate Realm. Oh, moreover, in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, we have the Zenith Heaven Realm, Fate Realm, and Supreme Realm. Now you're at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm."
At that moment, Haotian's face revealed a fleeting sadness. Then, he continued, "I cultivated to Fellow Taoist's Realm in the Low Layer district. Then Zhenyuanzi, Minghe, Kunpeng, and I broke into the Medium Layer district to look for a breakthrough.
"But we had really bad luck. Besides, the Medium Layer district was more vast than the Low Layer district. Though the Creatures were sparsely scattered, we ran into an Exotic Beast at the Fate Realm before long. Fellow Taoist Zhenyuanzi died there, Minghe and Kunpeng escaped injured, and I just had a ghost of me residing here, building a world and waiting for an inheritor.
"I shouldn't have acted so recklessly. The Medium Layer district was more dangerous, and I was too eager. I want you to learn a lesson from me. You ought to step into the Medium Layer district at the Peak of a Half Step to the Fate Realm and then reach the Zenith Heaven Realm. In that way, you will be able to save yourself when you are in danger."
Minghe asked, "Since you've been to Low Layer and Medium Layer districts, you must know a lot. I'm new here and know nothing. I'd like Fellow Taoist to tell me something about the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. I really appreciate it." It would save him trouble if he could get the information straight from the horse's mouth.
Haotian laughed at himself. "I'm a dying person, why should I keep the information secret? Because you need it, I'll tell you. But, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was boundless, I haven't even walked across the entire Low Layer district. And for the Medium Layer, I only know a few things. But, I still hope you can find my words useful."
Then, Haotian waved his hand and a Jade Slip on the desk flew over to Minghe. He grabbed it with his hand to make sure it was harmless. Then, he read it thoroughly. The Jade Slip recorded the information of the largest area of the Low Layer district and Spiritual Products that were growing in it, greatly enlarging Minghe's current database. Moreover, there was a little information about the Medium Layer district, which was helpful because sooner or later he would be going in.
Minghe raised his head to find that Haotian's ghost was vague, illusory, and unstable. It seemed that his days were numbered, and soon he would completely dissipate. Thus, Minghe had to ask him, "Does Fellow Taoist Haotian have any other wishes?"
Haotian could not help saying in grief, "I am a dying person, why should I have any wishes? But if you must ask, I want you to say sorry to Yaochi for me. Moreover, if you meet Minghe and Kunpeng again, well..." He was a little angry, but then, he just sighed.
Reading between the lines, it seemed that the battle was not smooth. If Haotian hated those two people, then they must have left him behind. However, when he thought that there was another Haotian that he knew, a weirdness crept over him. If all the Minghes from the previous eight periods were still alive, they would have such great cultivation. If Minghe were to meet a previous version of himself, he would not be able to defeat him. Haotian originally wanted Minghe to get revenge for him. But, since Minghe was from another period, Hoatian had to sigh away all the hatred. The hate and love from his last life did not mean anything to Haotian anymore.
Haotian's ghost had gotten even more unstable now, thus, he immediately pulled himself together and said, "There's another thing you can do for me. I hope you that can find someone to inherit the Spiritual Inheritance that I left in the Haotian Mirror to continue my Taoism lineage because Fellow Taoist is already at a high realm. As for the Heavenly Court and Haotian Mirror, you can take them if you like."
Then, Haotian's ghost started fading to stardust, sadly dissipating in the Heavenly Court. His last words echoed through the Divine Wind Palace: "100 million years' practice turned to dust. I might be dead, but I regret nothing."
Minghe's face was blank. Although he got what he came for, and he would not die here today, he could not cheer up. On the road to the Great Way, anyone could be the next Haotian. Who could have smoothed out his path to the Great Way? No one could have, not Minghe or Hongjun could. You had to keep progressing and practicing to the end of cultivation where no one could beat you, and where you could sleep tight at night.
When the ghost was completely gone, tiny changes crept upon the Haotian Mirror, Heavenly Court, and even the entire small world. An air of sadness drifted over as if the world had sensed Haotian's departure, and as if a dynasty had lost its emperor. The sadness even dimmed the Haotian Mirror's and Heavenly Court's shining lights, as if they were unowned items.
Chapter 366: Hunter or Prey?
At the sight of this, Minghe went into a reverie. In the end, he shook his head and flew over to the throne. Looking at the chipped and dimmed Haotian Mirror, he reflected somewhat. Finally, he sighed for Haotian, or whatever that might be.
He picked up the Haotian Mirror to closely scrutinize it. Chipped as it was, it was still acceptable. Besides, it had been a Highest Grade Primordial Supreme Treasure. After some repairing, it would be brand new and as powerful as if it were used for the first time. It was more capable than the Haotian Mirror in the Ninth Period, a priceless treasure.
Moreover, the Eighth Period Haotian left his Spiritual Inheritance in it. Although it was not that necessary, stones from other hills might serve to polish jade, so he could use it as a supplement. Besides, the Spiritual Inheritance in the Haotian Mirror really intrigued him. He then started converting it.
"What?" The Haotian Mirror shone very brightly when Minghe was absorbed in converting it. A silver light shot to space from between Minghe's eyebrows, and then the entire Heavenly Court seemed to be activated. The lights became nine silver chains that tied Minghe to the throne. In the meantime, another strong power joined to suppress him.
In Minghe's Sea of Consciousness, Haotian's figure showed up, still in the form of a ghost. His ghost now was much more intact than before. But, Minghe's Original Spirit was chained in front of Haotian by nine silver chains. Haotian laughed at the sight of this. "Hahaha..."
Haotian laughed hard, but Minghe was still calm. He did not get startled, as if he was not chained at all. Looking at the triumphant Haotian, Minghe just said, "I see. You've planned to possess my body for your rebirth?"
Haotian stopped laughing and echoed him. "Yes, I have. Indeed, I can build myself a new body for rebirth, but that kind of body has limits. I don't want to degrade my achievements in the future. Thus, I decided to use possession and rebirth. Though it also has limits, I can manage to remove them."
Possession and rebirth were like a dove occupying a magpie's nest. However, it risked causing a discordance between the Original Spirit and the body, thus affecting one's cultivation and performance. Hence, this would usually be the last resort. But, you could spend a lot of time to erase the discordance by nourishing your body with the Power of Original Spirit.
Of course, there was a shortcut, which was to completely devour the Original Spirit of the one possessed. This way, it would save a lot of time. But, because of the devoured Original Spirit, the possessor would, in some way, acquire the emotions and habits and other things of the possessed. Moreover, this kind of influence would be amplified with external stimulations.
Haotian sneered at Minghe's Original Spirit and said, "Minghe, it seems like you practice Tao of the body, since your Original Spirit is so tiny. Now your body is tied in the Heavenly Court, and your Original Spirit is also chained. You are a lost soul. You can only blame it on your carelessness and greed."
"Oh, really?" A voice echoed from behind Haotian. Haotian's face turned pale when he saw Minghe standing there, with an Original Spirit much stronger than the one that he had tied. Moreover, a Golden Wheel of Merit appeared around Minghe. You could imagine how scared Haotian was.
"How did you..." Haotian was speechless. Then, he turned to Minghe's chained Original Spirit. It was vanishing into the air and the silvers chains also faded away. Moreover, Haotian was unable to feel the Haotian Mirror and Heavenly Court, as if he had been disconnected.
Haotian felt so frightened. It was well-known that he had relied so much on the Haotian Mirror and Heavenly Court. Now, he only wanted to escape the Sea of Consciousness. But it was too late, as one and then another silver chain crept up on him and tied him tightly.
Haotian tried so hard, but his Original Spirit and Power of Original Spirit were both tied up. He was not able to resist even a bit. Under such circumstances, his face darkened. He was completely lost now and could only be handled by Minghe.
Minghe smiled, but Haotian's face darkened even more. The smile seemed so mocking in Haotian's eyes. It seemed like Minghe was mocking his previous acts. Thus, Haotian replied, "It turns out you were prepared for this. When did you see through my plan?"
Minghe shook his head and said, "Sadly, you exposed yourself. Before I entered, I found something strange. The small world hiding in the mountains, guarded by tactical and forbidden formations. The broken forbidden formations were camouflaged to make people think that it was an animal attack, but I saw that it was a human attack. You did well, but I did better."
Haotian's countenance was terribly gloomy now. Minghe still continued, "The damage was new, made shortly after the opening of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. I searched nearby and there were no other Creatures except for the Ominous Beasts of Chaos. In that case, it could have only been deliberately damaged by the designer.
"The designer chose to reveal it at this point in time, which meant that he was trying to set up a trap with bad intentions. After your stories in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons and your eagerness, I saw your intention more clearly. It was easy to tell that you had some dirty trick."
"Saw more clearly..." Haotian raised his head and snapped. "What was I hiding? I might have lied, but what I told you about the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was completely true. How could you see more clearly...? Why did you pretend since you already saw through me?" Minghe grinned. "How would you fall into my trap if I didn't pretend? Oh, my body isn't as simple as that. Now I am a Rakshasa, my Original Spirit practiced both the Law of Blood and Law of Spiritual Beings. Actually, you can't beat me even if you're in your best state. Now you're just a ghost, I can let you into my Sea of Consciousness, where you are more vulnerable."
Haotian clenched his fist. "A Rakshasa's body, an Original Spirit at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm, and Minghe practices well in the Law of Spiritual Beings... I would be
daydreaming if I wanted to obtain all that. Minghe lured me to the Sea of Consciousness. Now I am disconnected from my Magic Weapons. The Haotian Mirror and Heavenly Court may have been captured by him. But how, how did he do that?"
Minghe went on. "Your story had holes. First, if you were defeated quickly in the Medium Layer district, how could you know its complete structure? How would you know about the suppression you'd face when returning to a lower layer district? It was just wrong, except that you had acquired the information there somehow.
"Second, I practice the Tao of the soul well. Although your ghost was feeble, I could see your connection with the Haotian Mirror. It showed your intention clearly. Third, the Heavenly Court was turning into a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. You hid it from me because you thought I was a newly-born Primordial Mazinger and couldn't tell the difference. Well, I am now suppressing your Heavenly Court with my Cauldron of Heaven and Earth."
Haotian had nothing to say since he was completely lost now. He could only blame it on fate to draw such a scourge. If that man was one of Zhenyuanzi's people, he could have succeeded. Sadly, the mandate of Heaven was lost here. Haotian simply had no way out.
Minghe did not say anything more to insult Haotian. Right away, he extracted Haotian's memory and erased him completely. Haotian indeed left no means untried, but wound up like this because of Minghe. It was such a shame.
In the Divine Wind Palace, Minghe stroked the throne and grinned. "This Haotian was like Luohou, with the same fate." Now that Haotian's ghost was completely gone, the Haotian Mirror and Heavenly Court were indeed unowned. Thus, Minghe simply converted them. The Haotian Mirror was a piece of cake, while the Heavenly Court was already turning into a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, which made Minghe take it seriously.
Chapter 367: Treasures
After handling Haotian and obtaining the Heavenly Court and Haotian Mirror, Minghe cheered up a bit. The information that he had gotten from Haotian's memory also greatly helped, especially the information on refining Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. Minghe's deduction had gone a little astray. Now he could use this information to correct his own.
Back in the days that he spent in the River between Heaven and Death, Minghe was always practicing or studying the refinement of the Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, especially refining a complete Chaos limit. That was the hardest part, and thanks to the Magical Tao Mirror, Minghe managed to refine the Chaos limit in merely 10,000 years.
Minghe now had four Highest Grade Primordial Supreme Treasures—the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth, God-killing Spear, Magical Tao Mirror, and Wheels of Heaven and Earth. Of course, he used to own the 24th-class Red Lotus of Fire, but it had been turned into an Evil Separation. Thus, now he kept the God-killing Spear and Magical Tao Mirror with himself, the rest were kept by the Three Separations. Besides, the Magical Tao Mirror was special, currently unable to be refined. Therefore, Minghe only needed to refine the God-killing Spear. Evil Separation Red Lotus Taoist had built his Original Body on the Highest Grade Primordial Supreme Treasure, the 24th- class Red Lotus of Fire. He cultivated the Principle of Karma and the Law of Killing, and was now at the Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm. Thus, he would soon reach the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm. Moreover, he also had Minghe's Eternal Spiritual Treasures—the Yuantu Sword and Abi Sword. However, the swords were already Top Grade Primordial Supreme Treasures, currently unable to be turned into Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. Thus, he would only need to refine his Original Body Red Lotus of Fire at the moment.
Good Separation Heaven and Earth Taoist, who was at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm, practiced the Law of Heaven and Earth and the Law of Space. He also had the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth, Ruler of Heaven and Earth, and Wheels of Heaven and Earth with him. The three treasures were all Primordial Supreme Treasures. However, there was something special about the Wheels of Heaven and Earth, which made it difficult to refine. As for the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth and the Ruler of Heaven and Earth, if he refined them together, it would take much effort. Therefore, he could only put the ruler aside, then he became absorbed in refining the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth. Should the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth be turned into a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, it would greatly help Minghe. Lastly, his Selfcentric Separation Musen, who was at the Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm, cultivated the Hegemonic Body of Martial Arts and the Law of Martial Arts. He possessed the character Wu, and had a handy Magic Weapon named the Kongtong Seal. It was originally a Treasure of Humanity, and had been nurtured by Musen over the years. It was now a Martial Arts Supreme Treasure at the Top Grade Primordial Supreme Treasure level. Thus, it could not be refined right now either.
Actually, combined with the Three Separations, Minghe could even beat an Almighty at the Half Step to the Fate Realm. Moreover, Minghe's body and spirit both reached the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm, and he was ready to enlighten on the Fate Realm. Although in Haotian's memory, sometimes people at the Zenith Heaven Realm would be oppressed. But it never happened when somebody's body was suppressed.
Indeed, when compared to his body, his cultivation and Original Spirit would come off second best. His body was his strongest power source. His body's supreme power could beat any Tao move. He could simply parry with only one fist. Hence, Minghe had already gone back to the basics at this realm and had long abandoned showy tricks. When he thought about his early times in Untainted Land, he could not help laughing at himself as well. That swordsmanship and those methods of change were just child's play in his eyes now.
Minghe sat on the throne and mocked himself. Then, he fetched the Haotian Mirror on the desk to closely scrutinize it. It was not completely damaged, so he could repair it with some extra materials. The Haotian Mirror was a rare treasure with space magic, where a small world lay. Actually, it was suitable for Heaven and Earth Taoist.
In the small world inside the Haotian Mirror, it was like the Treasure Vault of Haotian in the Eighth Period. It looked like Haotian had put all his treasures here. Thus, Minghe took a tour and discovered all kinds of Spiritual Medicine and minerals. However, none of the medicine was useful for Original Spirit. Haotian might have used them up because he was a ghost then.
Of course, in addition to those, there were still some Spiritual Treasures. Except for the average treasures, there was indeed one that appealed to Minghe. That was a broken Highest Grade Primordial Supreme Treasure previously owned by Zhenyuanzi in the Eighth Period. It was his Eternal Spiritual Treasure, the Book of the Nether World. Haotian must have snatched it when Zhenyuanzi died. The Book of the Nether World was an earth element Magic Weapon, and among Minghe and his Three Separations, only Heaven and Earth Taoist had knowledge of it. Well, he actually did not, but he could use the Way of Heaven of the World of Heaven and Earth to comprehend it. It was a bit more damaged than the Haotian Mirror, but the main parts were mostly preserved. Minghe could use the Way of Heaven's power to repair it in the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth.
Suddenly, a figure landed in front of him. It was Heaven and Earth Taoist that suppressed the Heavenly Court with the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth just now. Before Minghe entered, he had Heaven and Earth Taoist hidden outside the court. When Haotian launched his attack, he did not see that coming, nor did he expect that he was hunting down a Rakshasa. At the same time, Heaven and Earth Taoist easily suppressed the Heavenly Court.
Heaven and Earth Taoist landed beside him, and said with a smile, "He was indeed like Haotian in our period, ambitious and bold, pretty much alike. Do all the people resemble their counterparts in every period? I wonder what you were like in the previous eight periods. It would be fun to meet them."
Minghe did not reply to that, instead, he pushed the Haotian Mirror and Book of the Nether World over to Heaven and Earth Taoist. "Indeed, we have gained a lot this time, and it all benefits you. For instance, the Haotian Mirror is a great space weapon, both defensive and powerful. Given proper repair, it may exceed the power level of your Ruler of Heaven and Earth.
"And as for the Heavenly Court, you can use it to hold down the World of Heaven and Earth. It was created by the Will of Heaven in the Eighth Period Untainted Land. After the destruction of the Eighth Period Untainted Land, Haotian refined the Heavenly Court into a weapon with the Power of Infinity. Besides, he also took much of the Origin from the Way of Heaven and Untainted Land. It's now turning into a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, thus, its power can be formidable."
Heaven and Earth Taoist nodded in agreement. He just used the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth to hold down the Heavenly Court. Even without Haotian's push, it already took him a lot of effort to do so. If the Heavenly Court had performed its best, Heaven and Earth Taoist would have been defenseless. He only had the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth with him then, but he was able to apply the Way of Heaven's power in the World of Heaven and Earth.
Everyone should know that the Heavenly Court in the Eighth Period was not ordinary. It contained 36 Gates of Heaven like a small chiliocosm. Moreover, every Gate of Heaven had its own palace, and every palace had its specific power. Besides, the Heavenly Court contained Cosmic Stars Formations. He found that the Formation's power was at least 10 times stronger than that in the Eighth Period.
If Minghe could convert such a Heavenly Court into the current World of Heaven and Earth, it would greatly benefit the World of Heaven and Earth. However, Heaven and Earth Taoist, who was reading the Book of the Nether World, frowned. Then, he pondered and realized it. Finally, he understood Minghe's intentions.
After blending the Heavenly Court into the World of Heaven and Earth, Minghe would be able to oppress Heaven. Naturally, he needed another Supreme Treasure to suppress Earth, which would be the Book of the Nether World. It might be badly damaged now, but with a few repairs, it could help balance Heaven and Earth in the World of Heaven and Earth, just like the Heavenly Court.
Heaven and Earth Taoist waved his hand, summoning the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth. Then, he fetched some rare earth materials and put them into the cauldron along with the Book of the Nether World. In the meantime, the Way of Heaven in the World of Heaven and Earth was activated to refine, and Heaven and Earth Taoist handled the Taoist Seal to repair it. Thus, he was left to that.
Minghe was not idle either. He was searching through Haotian's memory. It was basically the same as what Haotian had told him, but there was still some hidden information. Thus, Minghe analyzed it and put it into his database. Finally, he had understood the Battlefield of Gods and Demons deeper.
The Battlefield of Gods and Demons was a Chaos world under the Great Way's sovereignty, yet, no one knew where it had come from or what it had come for. Well, maybe Haotian had just failed to discover that. He only knew that in every one of Pangu's Creations of Heaven, after a certain extent of development, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons opened.
Moreover, if a world vanished, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons would close 100 years later. If you failed to enter the Battlefield of Gods and Demons in time, you would die in the end. Even if you managed to survive to the next Creation of Heaven, you were still doomed. This had been practiced again and again over the endless years. Besides, once the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was closed, nothing could escape it. In the next period, it would reopen, yet you would still be trapped inside. If you chose to break out, you would be eliminated by the Great Way for the protection of the new world.
After all, they had cultivated for years, and were much stronger than the new world Creatures. The Way of Heaven in the Deva-loka could not even compete with them. If they should escape out of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, they would eliminate all worlds in a violent way.
Chapter 368: Supreme Treasures Supporting Heaven and Earth
In the Ninth Period, the Great Way never expected someone like Minghe, who could destroy the World of Seven Regions all by himself. If the Battlefield of Gods and Demons would be opened later, how many more worlds would be crushed by him? What realm would he reach?
At the thought of this, Minghe smirked. In the Eighth Period, the Battlefield of God and Demon had been opened after seven Cultivation Tribulations of Heaven and Earth. While in this period, it was opened just after the Longhan Cultivation Tribulation, the Sorcerer and Demon Tribulation, the Cultivation Tribulation, and the Western Journey Tribulation.
"Was it because of my violent destruction? Could it be that
"Well, I might as well forget about that. Now that it's open, I can't leave. Compared to the Chaos, we might as well stay here to find worlds to satisfy Heaven and Earth Taoist's appetite. It's more profitable here. Even without swallowing worlds, the World of Heaven and Earth can still grow."
After entering the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, Heaven and Earth Taoist consumed a lot of Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth. He had been doing this for years and had reached the Fulfilment of the medium dichiliocosm level. At the speed of his consumption, it would take at least 100 years to fully replace the original Spiritual Air in the World of Heaven and Earth.
With the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth in Battlefield of Gods and Demons, the creatures in the World of Heaven and Earth grew amazingly fast. Moreover, the creatures at the Origin level would probably come into being sooner. But aside from that, there was another factor that benefited the growth of the World of Heaven and Earth. And that was the floating Air of the Divine Law.
Wherever Minghe went, Heaven and Earth Taoist swallowed all the floating Air of the Divine Law there. The Air of the Divine Law contained everything, including the 3,000 Great Ways. It was all beneficial for the growth of the World of Heaven and Earth. With the abundant Air of the Divine Law in the Way of Heaven, the World of Heaven and Earth could automatically turn into a great trichiliocosm, leading Heaven and Earth Taoist directly to the Fate Realm.
Although the Air of the Divine Law floated everywhere, Minghe still could not collect enough air overnight. However, Minghe did not need to worry about that because he had endless time.
As Haotian said, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was divided into four districts. Haotian had only been to the Medium Layer district, however, he managed to retrieve more information—the four districts were shaped like a diamond crystal. Among them, the Medium Layer was the largest, the Lower Layer and High Layer districts were of the same size, and finally, the Core district was the smallest. However, Minghe could not confirm this information.
Indeed, it did not take much effort to enter the Medium Layer from the Lower Layer. You just needed to find the Transmitting Formation in the central region. Additionally, you could choose to cross the World Crystal Wall between the two Layers by yourself. But the wall transmitted randomly like a space storm. You could not ensure you would not be transmitted to some strong creature's home!
But, the Transmitting Formation was not an easy way either. You would find that some authority was controlling the formation. When you were transmitted to your destination, you either chose to join them or handed over enough resources for your safety. Haotian also handed over enough resources to leave at that time. The Lower Layer district was vast and rich in Ominous Beasts of Chaos. Also, the beasts were smarter than those in the River between Heaven and Death. You needed to put in more effort there to snatch cultivation resources and the Origin of Chaos.
When it came to the Medium Layer district, it was more vast, but in the meantime lacked Ominous Beasts. Moreover, the beasts were enlightened on their wisdom, free from the restraint of the Great Way. As long as they reached the Fate Realm, they could shapeshift and apply weapons like Minghe did.
Apart from the Ominous Beasts, creatures from the Deva-loka also made the situation here complex. Nearly every one had its own benefactor, including the Ominous Beasts. There was a vivid illustration of Darwinism here—you either fought or died.
The situation was nearly the same at every layer—the density of the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth peaked in the central space. The more Air of the Divine Law that was collected, the stronger the Treasures of Heaven and Earth that could be nurtured. Thus, powerful influences usually lived near the Transmitting Formation, and even controlled the formation. In such cases, in order to enter into a higher Layer, you either needed to be powerful enough or clever enough to hand in the "fee".
In the Lower Layer district of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, you could reach up to the Half Step to the Fate Realm. In the Medium Layer district, you could get to the Half Step to the Supreme Realm. And as for the High Layer, there was no mention of it in Haotian's memory. Haotian said he had only been in the Medium Layer for a short time, but actually, he had stayed there for up to 10,000 years.
Haotian, Zhenyuanzi, Minghe, Kunpeng, and the others were already at the Half Step to the Fate Realm at that time. Unfortunately, they met an Ominous Beast at the Fate Realm. In the end, Haotian's ghost escaped to the Lower Layer district, Minghe and Kunpeng were badly injured, and others died on the spot. If they could practice to the Half Step to the Fate Realm before entering the Medium Layer district, they would probably reach the Fate Realm in 10,000 years.
But you reap what you sow. That being said, without Haotian, Minghe would not know so much about the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. If Haotian was honest at that time, Minghe probably would not have killed him. However, Haotian was not the kind of person to trust people. He was doomed from the beginning.
In Haotian's memory, there was indeed some analysis about the Medium Layer district influences. But that kind of information was dated long ago and would probably not fit into the new fabric. However, there really was a map to the district, which saved Minghe the trouble of exploring from scratch.
With the basic knowledge of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, Minghe started to make a plan. Crazy as he seemed to be sometimes, he did have a plan. Now that it was dangerous in the field, he needed to plan well. He would not want to end up like Haotian, without even a chance to regret what he had done.
Heaven and Earth Taoist was repairing the Book of the Nether World, while Minghe was carefully planning. Moreover, Red Lotus Taoist and Musen, whose cultivations were less than Minghe's, were cultivating inside the Three Flowers. They needed to put in more effort to catch up.
Over a few decades, the blazing fire in the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth suddenly went out. The brand new Book of the Nether World rose from inside the cauldron. Heaven and Earth Taoist went to check and found that the book had completely recovered and was even stronger than before thanks to the primordial Treasures Aura. Besides, Heaven and Earth Taoist was not an expert in earth principles, otherwise, he could refine it to the Heavenly Court's level. In that way, the book would be a greater benefit to the World of Heaven and Earth.
Minghe also found that the book had recovered. Thus, they smiled at each other and went out of the Heavenly Court. Then, Minghe reached out his hands and the Heavenly Court shrank right away into his palm. Once the Heavenly Court had vanished, the small world started to crumble. Without the supporting treasure, the small world might soon fall apart.
But, the world had been carefully laid out by Haotian, thus, it would not fall apart very easily. Moreover, Minghe wanted it to last a little longer. Because of the tactical formations inside, the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law here were denser. Minghe stretched out his arms again to stabilize the world because he intended to cultivate in here for a while.
Then, they went into the World of Heaven and Earth. Looking at the expansive world, Minghe reminisced about how he built a small chiliocosm from a Heaven and Earth space, and finally took it to a medium dichiliocosm level. All that effort had paid off now, and he could not help feeling triumphant.
Then, Minghe flew over to Nine Heavens, while Heaven and Earth Taoist dived into the Earth. Over the Heavens, Minghe was lucky to see the Deva-loka that used to be 24 Sea-protection Pearls. The Deva-loka was the support source of the World of Heaven and Earth. But now, it was time to replace it with a real Heavenly Court.
Minghe stretched out his arms and the Heavenly Court in his palm flew to expand back to its original size. The Deva-loka was knocked down to be part of the Heavenly Court. At the same time, the power of the Way of Heaven was applied to refine the entire court. When the refinement was finished, the entire Heavenly Court would completely be a portion of the World of Heaven and Earth.
And in the Earth world, Heaven and Earth Taoist flipped the Book of the Nether World up in the air and pointed at it. "Transform!" The book immediately turned into a yellow light ball. Shortly after, a yellow Spiritual Dragon emerged within the ball, and then it roared and dived into the ground. From then on, Heaven and Earth would be more solid.
Chapter 369: Breakthrough
From above the clouds of the World of Heaven and Earth, Minghe and Heaven and Earth Taoist looked down at the changes there and were both satisfied. As the World of Heaven and Earth was getting stronger and stronger, the stability of its Origin had become very important. Even though the Heavenly Court and the Book of the Nether World were Supreme Treasures, Minghe would not hesitate to sacrifice them if they could do good for the World of Heaven and Earth.
The Heavenly Court was formed by the Will of Heaven of Untainted Land in the Eighth Period. After Untainted Land was destroyed in the Eighth Period, Haotian seized the chance to steal a small part of the Will of Heaven and the Origin of Untainted Land. Therefore, it was really good for the Way of Heaven of the World of Heaven and Earth to grow after swallowing the Heavenly Court, but it still took some time to totally assimilate it.
Then, although there were not refined chaotic limits in the Book of the Nether World, it had turned into a Primordial Supreme Treasure of the highest grade, so its power naturally could not be ignored. Now, Heaven and Earth Taoist had revealed the Ancestor of Dragons, the leyline of the World of Heaven and Earth, to suppress the Earth of this world. With the growth of this world, the leyline would also grow. Though it did not reach the level of a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, its power could match with it.
Since the Heavenly Court and the Book of the Nether World had both been swallowed by the World of Heaven and Earth, Minghe and Heaven and Earth Taoist only had to wait for them to be totally assimilated. So, Minghe left the World of Heaven and Earth and went back to that small world, while Heaven and Earth Taoist returned to Minghe's Three Flowers, continuing his cultivation.
Sitting cross-legged in the small world, Minghe also started his own cultivation. After billions of years' accumulation, this small world had amassed abundant Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law, which was much richer than the outside world. It was naturally a perfect place to do Closed Door Meditation. Minghe would not leave until he had totally consumed it. At that time, this small world would be destroyed.
Minghe's cultivation could be divided into two parts—human body practice and Original Spirit practice. Now, his Original Spirit had reached the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm. If he wanted to take a further step, he needed to comprehend the Fate Realm. With the abundant Air of the Divine Law in this world and the Magical Tao Mirror beside him, it was the right time for Minghe to comprehend the Fate Realm.
Led by Minghe, the endless Air of the Divine Law swarmed into Minghe's body. Holding the Magical Tao Mirror in his hand, Minghe slowly infused the Origin of Chaos into the Magical Tao Mirror. He did not begrudge that Origin of Chaos. Nowadays, the Origin of Chaos was really abundant for Minghe. After all, the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was full of Ominous Beasts of Chaos. He could collect numerous Origins of Chaos if he made some effort.
Now, in order to break into the Half Step to the Fate Realm directly, Minghe sacrificed the Origin of Chaos to his Magical Tao Mirror without any hesitation. Actually, Minghe still had some comprehension of Haotian's Fate Realm. Although they cultivated different Tao, Minghe could also be enlightened by the mystery of the Fate Realm and he had a 100% possibility to breakthrough to the Half Step to the Fate Realm.
When Minghe was comprehending the Fate Realm, he did not stop exercising his human body, insanely swallowing the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth in this small world and pushing his human body to the Peak of the Immortal Demon Body. Minghe felt that his Immortal Demon Body would nearly reach the Fulfilment Realm and could match with the strong cultivators who were at the Half Step to the Fate Realm.
However, this was not what Minghe looked for. Rakshasa's potential was very promising. Back then, many Rakshasas of the Three Pure Ones who had been killed by Great Divinity Pangu were at the Fate Realm. Since they could cultivate their human bodies to the Fate Realm, Minghe believed that he could also do it. Of course, Minghe needed to cultivate his Immortal Demon Body to the extreme.
Nowadays, Minghe's Real Body of Rakshasa was an Immortal Demon Body, but he thought that he still had a lot of room for improvement. The immortal human body was not a representation that the Veridical Soul could not be destroyed. If Minghe's Original Spirit or Veridical Soul were totally obliterated, he would become a non-thought puppet. Even if he could rebuild his soul, would he still be the original Minghe?
If he wanted to take a further step, he needed to blend his Veridical Soul into his human body to upgrade his body to be eternal. By then, even if his Original Spirit were to be obliterated, he could be reborn on the basis of his eternal human body. As for this realm, Minghe called it the Indestructible Demon Body, which meant that if his human body did not die, his Veridical Soul would not die either. That was real immortality.
However, Minghe needed to spend quite a long time to reach this step and totally blend the Veridical Soul into his human body. In fact, every piece of his Veridical Soul was a part of Minghe's Original Spirit, so he needed to break his Original Spirit into countless pieces. Although every piece of Original Spirit was too small to care about, their total amount was really horrible.
It would take Minghe an extremely long time to promote his Real Body of the Mazinger from the Immortal Demon Body to the Indestructible Demon Body. First, Minghe's Original Spirit needed to breakthrough to the Half Step to the Fate Realm. Although a cultivator with the Original Spirit at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm could also start to divide his Veridical Soul and blend them into his human body, if Minghe's Original Spirit could breakthrough to the Half Step to the Fate Realm, its power would be multiplied. At that time, either the dividing speed or quantity would be much better.
However, dividing the Original Spirit was not a just petty thing. In fact, Original Spirit was the basis of a cultivator. One's Original Spirit might become irreversibly damaged when his soul was excessively divided. Even if Minghe was skilled at the Law of Spiritual Beings, he did not dare to excessively divide his Original Spirit. When he reached his limit, he would stop to recover his Original Spirit. Otherwise, his Original Spirit might not get any further improvements even if he had the Indestructible Demon Body.
Though Rakshasa's human body was the most important part, Original Spirit was also indispensable. After all, one could not totally comprehend the Great Way only on the basis of the human body. Therefore, Rakshasa's Original Spirit needed to be as strong as his human body. Great Divinity Pangu's blood linkages had been transformed into the Twelve Ancestors of Sorcery, while his Original Spirit turned into the Three Pure Ones, each of whom had dominated an area of Untainted Land.
Thousands of years later, the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law had become extremely thin in this small world. The assembling speed of the tactical formations outside of this world could not catch up with Minghe's speed of consumption, and now these formations were of no use to him anymore. Minghe had amassed the power there to his limit. He was like a lively volcano that could erupt at any time. Right at that moment, Minghe suddenly opened his eyes and broke out an unstoppable force, which was much stronger than it was when he was at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm. This powerful force stirred the entire world upside down. Even the world-enhancing tactical formations could not bear his coercion and began to break. Suddenly, the vital force of destruction permeated the entire small world.
Seeing this, Minghe moved to the outside. He found that the mountain where this small world hid was also covered with the vital force of destruction. All the flowers, grasses, and trees started to fade away, while all of the Ominous Beasts of Chaos became impatient and ran down to the foot of the mountain. With a terrible blare, the entire mountain was collapsing.
This terrible blare suddenly attracted quite a lot of Ominous Beasts of Chaos nearby. Looking at these tens of thousands of beasts, Minghe smiled and murmured, "Since it is so, you can be the trial targets of my new skill of the Law of Spiritual Beings." Minghe just pointed at these beasts and an invisible wave scattered out, covering all the beasts inside it.
Suddenly, all the gathering beasts fell down and only the slight sound of wind remained. Stretching out his hand, numerous Origins of Chaos gathered into his hand. Waving his sleeve, he put away all the corpses of these beasts.
Minghe was really satisfied with his powerful attack. Among the tens of thousands of Ominous Beasts of Chaos, hundreds of them had reached the Zenith Heaven Realm. Although the strongest ones only had mortal bodies at the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm, Minghe was so powerful that he could destroy all of them just by pointing at them. Therefore, a cultivator who reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm could be really mighty.
In fact, Minghe had used the Law of Spiritual Beings coincidentally, as spirit was the weakness of these beasts. Although there were some wisdom-suppressing laws for the Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, they could also form their Original Spirits. However, their Original Spirits could not reach the Zenith Heaven Realm even if their mortal bodies had reached the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm.
Minghe attacked their weakness with his strength, so the results were excellent. If he chose the same way to attack the beasts whose mortal bodies reached beyond the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm, the results would not be good. A beast whose mortal body had reached the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm would have his Original Spirit at the Zenith Heaven Realm. If a cultivator wanted to attack their Original Spirit, he had to break the defense of its mortal body first.
Actually, Minghe could also instantly kill an Ominous Beast of the Choas whose mortal body was below the Half Step to the Fate Realm. Minghe totally realized the strong power of the Fate Realm when his Original Spirit broke through to the Half Step to the Fate Realm. When he thought about how he had plotted the Way of Heaven in Untainted Land, he found it was a little bit horrible. If Untainted Land and Hongjun had not controlled a large part of the Way of Heaven's power, Minghe would have died.
At his current cultivation level, Minghe feared nothing in the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Even if faced with a beast tide of the Chaos, he could deal with it easily. It was the right time for him to go to the central area of the Lower Layer. In there, both the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and the Air of the Divine Law were much more abundant than the outside world. Minghe needed to get there to do a long- term Closed Door Meditation.
Minghe knew clearly that his Original Spirit had not reached the Peak of the Half Step to the Fate Realm, so he needed to spend some time to totally comprehend the Fate Realm. When he reached the Peak of the Half Step to the Fate Realm, he would easily make a further breakthrough as soon as he stepped into the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
Chapter 370: Strange Thoughts
After leaving the collapsed peak, Minghe flew to the Transmitting Formation in Haotian's memory. The Transmitting Formation was close to the center of the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. The Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law was more intense here than it was in other places. Naturally, it was of great benefit to Minghe's cultivation to arrange a super Spirit Gathering Formation there.
Certainly, Minghe had his own plan, so he went to the Transmitting Formation. After all, Haotian had originally gone to the Battlefield of Gods and Demons from the Transmitting Formation. In the Medium Layer, a detailed record was made of the areas near the other side of the Transmitting Formation. Although the years went by and some things had died, there were general signs to be tracked. Otherwise, he could have only explored it by himself from the beginning.
Along the way, he did not fly or dive down very quickly. In every place that he passed by, all the Ominous Beasts of Chaos were killed by him. As a result, he naturally collected abundant Origin of Chaos. Nowadays, the Origin of Chaos of the Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the Zenith Heaven Realm were becoming scarcer and were less effective for his cultivation. Only those at the Half Step to the Fate Realm were very effective.
Minghe was not addicted to killing. Collecting so much Origin of Chaos was not much help for his cultivation, but it naturally had other uses. At present, the God-killing Spear, Cauldron of Heaven and Earth, and Original Body of Evil Separation began to change to Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. Except for the refining limit of the Chaos, they also needed plenty of Origin of Chaos to facilitate their change from the Primordial Origin to the Origin of Chaos.
Without much Origin of Chaos for their absorption, it would take a lot of time to realize the transformation only by virtue of the Primordial Origin. Even if the transformation was successful, the Origin of Chaos might not be strong enough. Until then, it could affect the power of these Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. Since the Origin of Chaos was abundant in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, it would be advisable to waste some, rather than affect the power of the Magic Weapon.
Aside from the Ominous Beasts of Chaos, he plundered all the Treasures of Heaven and Earth that he discovered along the way. For this purpose, he made a lot of detours. And as the saying goes, "Hard work is always rewarding", Minghe could use the precious materials and Spiritual Medicine that he had collected to refine weapons, refine elixir, and directly absorb for a long time.
Now, in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, he could be exposed to great danger at any time. Even if he had already been invincible in the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, Minghe did not lower his guard at all. After all, the people in the Medium Layer could go back to the Lower Layer. Even if he had already surpassed the Fate Realm, Minghe could be suppressed to the Half Step to the Fate Realm. However, as long as he remained in the realm, the strengths he displayed to would be incomparable with the ordinary Half Step to the Fate Realm.
Although the probability was not high, it would be better for him to be well-prepared once that happened. Obviously, he had his own agenda to collect so many materials for refining weapons and Spiritual Medicine. He did fine with Spiritual Medicine. However, he was not good at refining elixir. Thus, most of the materials for refining weapons were directly absorbed by him. Although it was somewhat wasteful, he would not have to spend much time studying and refining elixir.
What Minghe needed most were materials for refining weapons. Although the God-killing Spear, Cauldron of Heaven and Earth, and Red Lotus of Fire had already begun to change to Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, as long as the Primordial Limit and the Primordial Origin had completely turned into the Limit of Chaos and the Origin of Chaos, they could be promoted to Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. In Minghe's opinion, such a promotion was still defective.
The God-killing Spear, Cauldron of Heaven and Earth, and Red Lotus of Fire were formed by the division of the Green Lotus of Fate, a Supreme Treasure of the Chaos. Their own qualities were top-notch among the Primordial Supreme Treasures. In order to promote them to Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, the best way was to mix them with some materials for refining weapons at the level of the Chaos because their own materials had a slight deficiency. In doing so, their materials could be improved, and they could realize perfect promotion.
However, it was not easy to mix them with some materials for refining weapons at the level of the Chaos. After all, all materials had their own advantages and features. Not all materials were compatible. Minghe still needed to choose some materials of the Chaos that matched with their properties. Only in this way could their qualities be improved. Otherwise, if their properties were in conflict, they would probably fail in their promotion or even suffer destruction. Besides this, Minghe naturally had other plans. Among the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays, he did not excel in the Law of Elixirs, but he was proficient in the Law of Weapons and the Law of Arrays. Currently, he was able to refine Spiritual Treasures of Chaos with the Law of Weapons. This could be of great help to him. Although he did not want to depend on other things, it would be a great advantage to have a powerful Spiritual Treasure of Chaos while fighting an enemy.
His Law of Weapons had reached a new level now, but his Law of Arrays still remained at the same stage it was while he was in Untainted Land. In the Four Mysterious Formations of Untainted Land, he had mastered the Twelve Divine Beings Killing Formation, Cosmic Stars Formation, and Veridical Martial Origin Formation at the beginning. And for Sect Leader Tongtian's God-killing Sword Formation, Minghe had already grasped its essence when he was remedying the God-killing Sword Formation before. If he liked, he could reproduce a God- killing Sword Formation at any time.
However, the Four Mysterious Formations was amazing, but they became less and less effective with the improvement of cultivation. Currently, they still could play some role in the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. When in the Medium Layer, their functions would probably be limited. In the Zenith Heaven Realm, the Four Mysterious Formations might be considered powerful. However, they might not be so powerful in the Fate Realm due to the difference in levels.
To ensure that they could continue to function, it was necessary to make improvements. When Minghe saw the Cosmic Stars Formation concealed by the Heavenly Court, an idea for improvement arose in his mind. Even if he made the most of the Cosmic Stars Formation that he had mastered, its power would not go beyond that of the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm.
However, the Cosmic Stars Formation concealed by the Heavenly Court was totally different. Previously, when he blended the Heavenly Court into the World of Heaven and Earth, Minghe had already witnessed the power of the improved Cosmic Stars Formation. At that moment, the Cosmic Stars Banner rose from the Heavenly Court and the cosmic stars in the World of Heaven and Earth added radiance and beauty to each other. Its array had already been able to exert enormous power, which was comparable with that of the Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm. Without thinking of the consequences, its power might reach that of the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm.
Obviously, the Cosmic Stars Formation arranged in the Heavenly Court had been improved by Haotian in the Eighth Period. Its array worked more abstrusely than the Cosmic Stars Formation mastered by Minghe. Furthermore, the materials for refining the Cosmic Stars Banner were not ordinary, and the power displayed by the formation naturally went beyond the common Cosmic Stars Formation.
However, it was not sufficient, even far from sufficient. Even if the Cosmic Stars Formation could exert power at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm, Minghe could break it easily. Under the circumstances, it was useless to have a formation with a power of the Zenith Heaven Realm. In the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, the experts in the Fate Realm could be seen everywhere. Perhaps it could not withstand somebody else's strike.
What Minghe needed most was a powerful formation with the power of the Fate Realm. Now, the Four Mysterious Formations were far from sufficient. Even if there was a formation which could exert the power of the Fate Realm, Minghe could not use it. Like the Twelve Divine Beings Killing Formation, it also required the Twelve Ancestors of Sorcery to arrange the formation. If the Twelve Ancestors of Sorcery for formation arrangement reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm, the Real Body of Pangu called forth could display the strong power of the Fate Realm. However, it was useless to Minghe. Even if he could create another Twelve Divine Beings, without the Twelve Ancestors of Sorcery's blood linkages, the power exerted by the Twelve Divine Beings Killing Formation was very limited. Moreover, its weakness might be exposed. Even if the fake Real Body of Pangu was called forth, its power was also limited. Furthermore, the Twelve Divine Beings would collapse thoroughly after being used only once.
This disposable formation had small gains at a great expense. Minghe would not make such a bad bargain. However, the Veridical Martial Origin Formation could naturally exert the power of the Fate Realm, but it required a lot of warriors in the Zenith Heaven Realm to set up the formation. But now, as Minghe had not broken through to the Fate Realm, his most special Blood God Doppelganger was at the Peak Level of Sage- to-be only. For formations, its power was less than Musen's.
After he broke through to the Fate Realm, his 49 Blood God Doppelgangers could also reach the Zenith Heaven Realm of the Origin, and the Clone of Blood Gods also could get into the Sage- to-be Realm. Until then, with the help of Blood God Doppelgangers and the Clone of Blood Gods, Musen could display the Veridical Martial Origin Formation. Its power was comparable with that of the Fate Realm, but its weaknesses were also obvious. The Veridical Martial Origin Formation was obtained by Minghe when he comprehended the character Wu at the Early Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm. Although it was very abstruse, Minghe could discover its weaknesses based on his present vision. And since weaknesses existed, it would be feasible to break the formation. In this way, the power of the Veridical Martial Origin Formation was evident.
As for the God-killing Sword Formation, if a set of four swords of Immortal-killing at the level of Spiritual Treasure of Chaos and the Map of Formation were refined, with the addition that the users had the strength of the Fate Realm, then its power could not be underestimated. If the Map of Formation could be refined more abstrusely, in combination with sword arts, the power would be doubled. However, Minghe did not know much about sword arts. He preferred supreme power.
As for the Cosmic Stars Formation, although it had been improved by Haotian in the Eighth Period, its power after improvement still failed to meet Minghe's expectation. Therefore, it still needed to be improved. Moreover, the Cosmic Stars Banner also needed to be refined again. After seeing the Cosmic Stars Banner concealed in the Heavenly Court, the corners of his mouth twisted. In his opinion, Haotian wasted so many good materials in the Eighth Period to refine such a Cosmic Stars Banner. Minghe could not bear it, so he decided to refine the banner again.
And as for the four magic formations, Minghe and his Three Separations could respectively comprehend and improve one formation. Minghe majored in practicing the human body, so he comprehended the Twelve Divine Beings Killing Formation. Heaven and Earth Taoist mastered cosmic stars in the World of Heaven and Earth, so he comprehended the Cosmic Stars Formation. Red Lotus Taoist held the Yuantu Sword and Abi Sword, so he comprehended the God-killing Sword Formation. Musen grasped the character Wu, so he was perfect for comprehending the Veridical Martial Origin Formation. The four of them respectively occupied one formation. If they could succeed in the improvement of the formations, they could defend themselves by virtue of the power of formations after they separated from each other in the future.