Chapter 391: Both Sides Clear
Hearing Minghe's words, Elder Jiangwu and Elder Hongquan instantly beamed. But when they realized that he had promised both of them, they suddenly looked confused. As he said, it was not easy to refine a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. Thus, it would be more difficult to refine two treasures. Unfortunately for them, they did not know that Minghe had already refined several Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. Otherwise, they would not have confidence in him.
Minghe saw their doubtful looks and said flatly, "Two Elders, since I've just promised you, I'll refine two Spiritual Treasures of Chaos for you. If you don't trust my refining skills, please do as you like." Although he desired to obtain the 20 Sky Crystals, Minghe would never beg them for this.
After hearing that, Elder Jiangwu and Elder Hongquan were aware of Minghe's dissatisfaction. But, it was normal that they had hesitation because although it was hard to refine a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, it was also not easy to collect the materials. Actually, it took them a long time to collect the materials for refining just one or two Spiritual Treasures of Chaos.
But now, Minghe was obviously unhappy about their hesitation. Seeing this, they instantly took out their refining materials and gave them to him and said, "Elder Minghe, thank you for your kindness. Now, we're leaving first." With this, they left Minghe's Elder Palace together.
Among the two piles of materials before him, Minghe discovered several rare materials, which were not recorded in the exchange book. Thus, it could be seen that the foundation of the seven halls was more profound than he had expected. After checking all these materials, he smiled.
And from those two piles of materials, Minghe discovered that the two Elders might have prepared them according to the usual practice, but he thought that what they prepared was obviously beyond the requirements. If he could give full play to their functions, he could refine three Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, depending on his unique refining skills and the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth.
With that being the case, Minghe surely benefited the most from the deal. But now, he did not have a plan to refine a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos for himself, since his own treasures were basically sufficient. One more treasure for him was a complete waste of materials. It was better to save these materials for refining a Tactical Field and Flag of Formation in the future to make the best use of the materials.
Minghe was not so greedy and only planned to save a few rare materials, which he could not exchange for in the academy. As for what remained, he would use all of it to refine Spiritual Treasures of Chaos for Elder Jiangwu and Elder Hongquan. The power of the Low-grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos would completely depend on Minghe's display.
After he waved his hands and took several rare refining materials out, he reallocated the two piles of materials. Since he would refine two Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, Minghe intended to refine two Magic Weapons with totally different functions. He would refine one with the Law of Blood to hurt the human body while the other with the Law of Spiritual Beings to hurt Original Spirit.
He stretched out his hands and summoned the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth to fall above the main hall. Then, he put all the refining materials into the cauldron one after another in an orderly way. After sufficient conversion, he waved the Taoist seals and the vital force of the Law of Blood was instantly sent out. Restrictions of Chaos were constantly thrown into the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth. A Magic Weapon was starting to take shape. 13,000 years later, the main hall restored its calm. Minghe packed the cauldron up and looked at the two Magic Weapons before him with interest. Suddenly, he smiled with complacency. After all, they were his works. Even though they were made for others, he did not deliberately suppress their power.
Before him were two Magic Weapons. One was an ink black mirror with peculiar inscriptions. Although it was not activated, it was surrounded with Evil Blood Power. Once it touched a human body, the human body would be corroded. The other was a small silver banner, which was glittering and transparent, like a perfect piece of artwork. However, it was horrible and terrifying behind its beauty.
Looking at the two works, Minghe was a little complacent. Although the two Magic Weapons were incomparable with those owned by him and his Three Separations, they were both powerful and could be regarded as upper-middle Magic Weapons among Low-grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. Furthermore, being different from his other Magic Weapons, the two Magic Weapons were directly refined by Minghe for the first time.
Minghe and the Three Separations' Spiritual Treasures of Chaos were formed through constant promotion, but the two Magic Weapons had been directly refined by Minghe out of nothing. Naturally, they were different. Moreover, Minghe acquired some new understanding of the Law of Weapons- refining this time. As long as he could perceive more, Minghe was confident in improving his Law of Weapons-refining.
Although he had refined the two Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, Minghe was not eager to inform Elder Jiangwu and Elder Hongquan. Incredibly, he could refine two powerful Low Grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos within 13,000 years. Therefore, he planned to delay several thousands of years. It would be fine to give them the treasures before the opening of the Mystery Territory of Earth.
During this period, Minghe could perceive the formations and the Law of Weapons-refining, which he got from the eighth floor of the library. There were 3,000 Great Ways and each of them could actualize a Great Way. Although not all those formations or the Law of Weapons-refining were useful for him, they could at least broaden his horizons through comprehension by analogy or mutual corroboration.
6,000 years later, it was only 1,000 years away from the initiation of the Mystery Territory of Earth. In the Elder Palace, Elder Jiangwu and Elder Hongquan were very anxious after waiting so long that they were not in the mood to practice through Closed Door Meditation. At the moment, two messages were sent to them at the same time. Suddenly, their faces beamed with delight.
They arrived at Minghe's Elder Palace simultaneously. Looking at the two Magic Weapons before Minghe, they were suddenly moved to tears. Unexpectedly, Minghe really had refined two Spiritual Treasures of Chaos. They were more exhilarated after sensing the vital force being sent out from the two Spiritual Treasures of Chaos.
Minghe looked at Elder Jiangwu and waved his hand to send the mirror to him, saying, "Elder Jiangwu, I refined the Blood Mirror of Origin for you. It's a Low Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, containing endless Evil Blood Power. Once a human body touches it, the human body will be corroded. The Evil Blood Power can nurture the mirror to strengthen its power. Moreover, it also has many other magical effects. You'll learn about them later."
After hearing that, Elder Jiangwu took the mirror with heartfelt delight. He gently scrubbed the mirror's surface with happiness in his eyes. Obviously, he was very satisfied with this Magic Weapon. Then, he took the 10 Sky Crystals and gave them to Minghe, saying, "Elder Minghe, thank you very much. This is the payment that I promised you, please accept it."
Minghe put away the 10 Sky Crystals and sent a banner before Elder Hongquan, saying, "This is the Shura Spirit Banner, a Low Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, which contains spirit-seizing divine light and can especially hurt Original Spirit. Moreover, it can absorb spirits, refine the soul of Asuras, and strengthen the power of Magic Weapons. As for the other magical effects, you'll learn about them in the future."
Elder Hongquan took the banner and also gave Minghe the 10 Sky Crystals. Then, they left together. Obviously, they hurried to convert their Magic Weapons. After all, a Magic Weapon could give full play to its power only after thorough conversion. Furthermore, they also needed some time to be familiar with their functions. There were only 1,000 years left before the opening of the Mystery Territory of Earth.
Compared with the two men, Minghe was more interested in the Sky Crystals, which were very tempting. Looking at them, he could not help thinking about absorbing and converting them because the Air of the Divine Law inside was so attractive. Sky Crystals were completely made up of the Air of the Divine Law. The Air of the Divine Law inside one Sky Crystal was comparable to the Air inside tens of thousands of Highest Grade Spiritual Stones, so Sky Crystals were very precious. Although he had only obtained 20 Sky Crystals, they were enough to enhance Minghe's understanding of the Divine Law. If there were enough Sky Crystals, he might be able to break through to the Peak of the Fate Realm.
Unfortunately, the Sky Crystals were hard-earned. Minghe was lucky enough to obtain 20 Sky Crystals from Elder Jiangwu and Elder Hongquan. Otherwise, he could only try to find a solution to obtain Sky Crystals after arriving in the Central Region. Now, with the Sky Crystals, he could not wait to practice. However, the trouble was how he and his Three Separations should distribute the 20 Sky Crystals.
Evidently, equal distribution was impossible. Although each one could obtain 5 Sky Crystals, the four of them could only make limited progress in the understanding of the Divine Law. Instead, it was better that one of them could use them first and then give what remained to the others after encountering the Bottleneck in the understanding of the Divine Law.
Although they looked like four people, Minghe and the Three Separations were of one mind. Therefore, nobody would disagree with the distribution. Thus, it would be easy. Minghe decided with certainty to be the first one to practice. Although his Indestructible Demon Body had integrated into his Veridical Soul and could constantly swallow the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth to strengthen itself, it was also indispensable to refine the Power of the Divine Law.
Although Minghe's Law of Blood and Law of Spiritual Beings had reached the Early Stage of the Fate Realm, it was not sufficient. If the understanding of the Law of Blood and Law of Spiritual Beings was deeper, the Body Tempering effect would be better. With the 20 Sky Crystals, Minghe believed that he could gain further understanding of the laws.
Certainly, the Magical Tao Mirror was essential to make the most of the Sky Crystals. Although he had not collected the Origin of Chaos by killing Ominous Beasts of Chaos during this period, Minghe had previously accumulated a lot of the Origin of Chaos, which could be used to honor the Magical Tao Mirror for a long time. In doing so, he could speed up the understanding of the Divine Law.
Chapter 392: The Opening of the Mystery Territory
After everything was ready, Minghe blocked the entire main hall to avoid being disturbed. In the remaining 1,000 years, he had to be absorbed in the understanding of the Divine Law with the hope that he could improve his two laws with the 20 Sky Crystals. He touched the Magical Tao Mirror and felt quiet confident.
As the Origin of Chaos was constantly being injected into the Magical Tao Mirror, Minghe instantly calmed his mind and began to absorb the Air of the Divine Law contained in the Sky Crystals. As he constantly absorbed the Air of the Divine Law, Minghe felt like he was swimming in a sea of the Divine Law, which was enchanting and addictive.
However, he was steadfast and clearly knew what he wanted. After dispelling the mist, only two Great Ways appeared before him, namely blood and soul, which were the living foundations of all Creatures. As for the human body and soul, although the soul could exist without the human body, it was not the most perfect way to live and had many disadvantages.
As he ceaselessly absorbed the Air of the Divine Law, the vital force of the Law of Blood and the Law of Spiritual Beings, which was being separated from Minghe's entire body, slowly began to become stronger. Regrettably, no other Creatures lived in the main hall. Otherwise, they could also improve their own bodies and souls by just absorbing the vital force of the two Divine Laws that was being emitted from Minghe. In the case of someone who had not yet reached the Origin, it would be more terrifying.
When the 15th Sky Crystal turned into powder after 800 years, Minghe finally stopped his cultivation. Undoubtedly, the Sky Crystals were really amazing. In less than 1,000 years, his Law of Blood and Law of Spiritual Beings had already reached the Peak of the Early Stage of the Fate Realm. However, in the Fate Realm, even if there was a small breakthrough, there would a Bottleneck. Otherwise, Minghe would have made a breakthrough to the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm without any letup.
Unfortunately, the Mystery Territory of Earth was about to open. Therefore, he had no time to slowly perceive the Divine Law in the hopes of breaking the Bottlenecks. After the trip to the Mystery Territory, he would have enough time to do so, so he was not in a hurry. As for the remaining five Sky Crystals, he gave them all to his Selfcentric Separation Musen, who only perceived one law. In this way, the five Sky Crystals would generate the best effect.
Musen already had the character Wu and now he had five Sky Crystals, so he would definitely improve the Law of Martial Arts. In addition, Minghe gave him the Magical Tao Mirror and imparted him the Origin of Chaos. Compared with his Good Separation and Evil Separation, although he was born later, Musen caught up from behind because he only concentrated on Martial Arts.
Certainly, it was only limited to the understanding of the Divine Law. In terms of fighting ability, Musen might be almost equal to Red Lotus Taoist, while Heaven and Earth Taoist might be superior to both of them. After all, Heaven and Earth Taoist was backed by a great trichiliocosm. Whether in the utilization of the Divine Law or the profundity of supernatural power, he was far superior to them.
After cultivating, Minghe directed went out of the Elder Palace and walked to Mission Hall. He exchanged plenty of materials there and almost used up all his contributions. Anyway, he would be going to Yun Ling Academy in the Central Region before long, so these contributions would be useless. It was better to exchange them all for materials to refine the Tactical Field and Flag of Formation. A century rushed by in a blur. Minghe came to his senses after temporarily regulating his breathing. Tens of thousands of years' cultivation and busy work exhausted him. The Mystery Territory of Earth was about to open, so he naturally needed some time to adjust his State of Mind in order to make himself the best.
After perceiving the messages from other Elders, Minghe stood up and went to the Meeting Temple in the Elder Palace. At this time, aside from the seven Elders, there was one more person, Venerable Linghao, the Director of the Academy, whom Minghe had never met. Looking at Venerable Linghao, who had an awe-inspiring righteousness, Minghe could not help secretly praising him as a powerhouse of Confucianism.
As Minghe arrived, Venerable Linghao naturally looked him up and down and said with a smile, "Presumably, you're Elder Minghe. You're really valiant and extraordinary. You not only have extraordinary cultivation, but have also mastered the Law of Weapons-refining. Fortunately, you were able to join our Yun Ling Academy and refine two Spiritual Treasures of Chaos for two of our Elders."
Minghe said simply, "Director, you flatter me. I just happened to encounter this opportunity. It's my great honor to contribute to Yun Ling Academy." His words were free from arrogance and impetuosity. Although Venerable Linghao had spoken tongue in cheek, Minghe did not care. And although Venerable Linghao was the Director of Yun Ling Academy in the Eastern Region, everything would change after they entered the Central Region.
Seeing that all eight Elders were present, Venerable Linghao said, "Since everyone is here, let's go!" Certainly, besides the nine people, the millions of masters and disciples would also go to the Mystery Territory of Earth to try their fortunes. If they could get something, it would do them good, regardless of whether they kept them for their own use or handed them over to the academy in exchange for contributions.
Millions of people left Yun Ling Academy in formidable arrays and headed west. On the way to the Mystery Territory of Earth, other forces and Individual Cultivators could be seen everywhere. As they got closer and closer to the Mystery Territory of Earth, more and more Creatures also arrived there. Taking a look ahead, already a sea of people could be seen.
After they arrived at the Mystery Territory of Earth, there were more than 100 million Creatures. Moreover, more people were coming there. Standing on a mountaintop, Minghe overlooked all the forces and was full of fighting spirit. Nowadays, all the forces of the Eastern Region had gathered there. In the event of a conflict, it might be a world-shaking war, even though that was unlikely.
In the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, the top 20 forces consisted of nine sects, six religions, three academies, one mountain, and one union. Now, all of them had gathered here. Yun Ling Academy was one of the three academies. And similar to Yun Ling Academy, these forces also had branches in the Eastern Region, which endlessly provided talents for the headquarters in the Central Region.
The nine sects were the Ascetic Sect, Blue Billow Sect, Cicada Sect, Huntian Sect, Darkcloud Sect, Confucian Sect, Sacred Sky Sect, Natural Design Sect, and Boundless Sect. The six religions were the Darkness Faith, Tianwu Faith, Star Faith, Sky Faith, Moonstar Faith, and Holy Light Faith. The three academies were Yun Ling Academy, Divine Question Academy, and Tianwu Academy. The one mountain and one union were Wargod Mountain and the Beasts Union.
The 20 forces were the most powerful strengths in the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Generally, they were regarded as sky-level forces. Under that level, there were earth-level, dark-level, and yellow-level forces. Compared with the 20 forces, the forces of the other three levels were innumerable. Some of them were even undocumented by Yun Ling Academy. After all, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was so large that Yun Ling Academy failed to pay attention to every detail.
The Battlefield of Gods and Demons was constantly full of killing. Except for the sky-level forces, the other three forces might be destroyed at any time. As one force was destroyed, another force would come into being. Even if Yun Ling Academy became stronger and Secret Hall tried harder, they could not get the latest news all the time. It would be good if they could collect it once in millions of years.
Many forces were gathered here now, so no conflict would break out. After all, tens of thousands of forces in the Eastern Region had flocked there. In the event of a conflict, it might be a world-shocking war, even though the sky-level forces like Yun Ling Academy would not like to see that happen. However, no one knew what would happen on the way back to their own stations.
Several decades later, the sun cast its glorious rays on the mountain range. A huge stone gate slowly rose up, with four vivid characters, "Mystery Territory of Earth", on the top. Then, as the stone gate moved, a dark green light curtain formed slowly, which was the entrance to the Mystery Territory of Earth. As for the real Mystery Territory, no one was clear about it.
It was a kind of protection of the Mystery Territory of Earth by Priest Earth. Although there were powerful Killing Formations in the Mystery Territory of Earth, if someone found the real Mystery Territory of Earth, it would probably be dominated by some sky-level forces. Then, they would break it slowly from the outside to inside. If so, his initial target of the design was in vain. Therefore, as long as people entered the Mystery Territory of Earth through the Transmitting Formation, the other people could not find the real Mystery Territory of Earth.
When the Mystery Territory opened, people did not rush in. Being different from other Mystery Territories, Fated Chances in the Mystery Territory of Earth were open to everyone. Thus, what's yours was yours. Moreover, it was forbidden to fight inside, so it was all the same whenever you entered. All the men went inside one after another.
The sky-level forces like Yun Ling Academy were the first to enter the Mystery Territory of Earth, and they were regarded with a sense of awe from the other forces. After all, it was very easy for the sky-level forces to eliminate other forces. Just based on their disparity in strength, the sky-level forces had supreme status.
Instead of being concerned with the hierarchy, Minghe cared about Priest Earth's Spiritual Inheritance in the Mystery Territory of Earth. Priest Earth mastered the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays. Moreover, he almost achieved perfection in the three aspects. Naturally, it was very tempting to him. Not to mention the Law of Elixirs, Minghe favorited the Two Laws of Weapons and Arrays.
However, the Mystery Territory of Earth opened every million years. Obviously, Minghe could not wait for another million years in the Eastern Region. After the trip to the Mystery Territory, he would leave the Eastern Region and go to Yun Ling Academy in the Central Region, where there was a higher and broader stage. He believed that he could create his own legend there. Until then, he might not come back to the Eastern Region for the Mystery Territory of Earth. Therefore, it was the only time for him to enter the Mystery Territory of Earth.
Chapter 393: Inheritance of Weapons and Arrays
Across the transmission gate, it was a new world. Minghe looked over and suddenly praised the skillful layout of the formation secretly. In this world, all the formations were aligned with one another, but they did not interfere with each other. In particular, the Killing Formation was hidden among many formations. If not for the experience of their predecessors, no one would think that the Super Killing Formation with the power of the Supreme Realm could be concealed among many formations.
The Mystery Territory of Earth looked like a side world. Hundreds of millions of people incessantly surged into the world, free of crowds. In front of everyone, there were three gates with the words "Elixirs", "Weapons", and "Arrays" written upon them, respectively. Behind the three gates were inheritance spaces of the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays.
Watching everyone continuing to enter the three gates, Minghe was not in a hurry and silently left the team of Yun Ling Academy. He sneaked into the crowd and secretly released his Good Separation Heaven and Earth Taoist. This time, he was prepared to act separately. He would lead his Evil Separation and Selfcentric Separation to the Spiritual Inheritance of the Formation Ways, while Good Separation Heaven and Earth Taoist would go to the Spiritual Inheritance of the Law of Weapons. In doing so, neither of them would be neglected.
When Heaven and Earth Taoist came out, he and Minghe were not anxious to enter the two gates of the Spiritual Inheritance of the laws of Weapons and Formation Ways. Standing before the two gates, they were fascinated by the two characters "Weapons" and "Arrays" engraved on the gates, without noticing that fewer and fewer people were nearby them. In the end, they were left alone before the gates.
Before the majestic gates, Minghe and Heaven and Earth Taoist stood alone. Compared to those huge gates, they looked like ants. Hundreds of millions of creatures that had originally entered the Mystery Territory of Earth had already entered the spiritual inheritance space. It was only they who were entranced by the characters engraved on the gates.
After a long time, Minghe regained his composure. He looked at Heaven and Earth Taoist standing before the gate of the Spiritual Inheritance of the Law of Weapons and said in a low voice, "Have you perceived it? Beyond my expectations, Priest Earth has such an amazing Fated Chance. If I did not have the characters 'Wu' and 'Bao', it would be difficult to discover the secrets of the three characters 'Elixirs', 'Weapons', and 'Arrays' engraved on the gates of inheritance."
Heaven and Earth Taoist nodded and said, "That's true. Priest Earth is nearly as lucky as us. Presumably, the three Tao characters 'Elixirs', 'Weapons', and 'Arrays' might be in his hands. The three characters on the gates should be printed by him with those three Tao characters, containing the truths of the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays. In a quick moment, I realized it somewhat. No wonder Priest Earth could make such an achievement in this and the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays."
Minghe felt a little regretful and said, "Unfortunately, the Mystery Territory of Earth has existed for a long time. The three inscribed characters have lost most of their lingering charm. Otherwise, we could gain more. If I get one, that will be my luck; if not, it's my fate. Let's go ahead first. I hope that the Spiritual Inheritance left inside by Priest Earth won't disappoint us."
With that, Minghe entered the gate of the Spiritual Inheritance of the Formation Ways, while Heaven and Earth Taoist went into the gate of the Spiritual Inheritance of the Law of Weapons. In an instant, no one remained in front of the three gates. But now, a peculiar formation among the many formations in the Mystery Territory of Earth suddenly operated. Beams of white light flew and converged to somewhere unknown.
In the space of the Spiritual Inheritance of Formation Ways, Minghe's figure suddenly appeared in the empty main hall, where no one else remained. However, in the center was a stone table, on which lay a peculiar Jade Slip. When he entered the main hall, a virtual shadow of a tactical formation appeared on the Jade Slip, introducing the change of the formation.
At the moment, Minghe did not concentrate his attention on the formation in the center of the main hall, but he concentrated his mind on himself. When he entered the gate of the Spiritual Inheritance of the Formation Ways, he suddenly discovered a subtle self-change. Although the change was so tiny that many people could not feel it, he noticed it clearly.
Unexpectedly, his luck diminished a little. Although it was only a small amount, he still felt the change. There was no reason to be scared by this loss of luck because one judgment could change a man's luck on his endless path of pursuing the Tao. It was a spontaneous change, but now the change of luck seemed like it was man-made.
Man-made? Who was able to do this in the Mystery Territory of Earth was self-evident. Minghe looked at the main hall before his eyes and smiled faintly. "Priest Earth is strategically using the Spiritual Inheritance of the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays in the Mystery Territory of Earth to accumulate luck. He's really making a big strategic move."
Before entering, Minghe wondered what on earth Priest Earth would leave in the Mystery Territory of Earth, and he doubted that Priest Earth would only leave his own Spiritual Inheritance. Now he clearly knew that any Creature who entered the Mystery Territory of Earth would have a bit of their luck taken. And although it had little effect on them, when combined together, there was a great amount of collected luck every time the Mystery Territory was opened.
Moreover, the Mystery Territory of Earth opened every million years. It was unknown how many times it had opened. All the luck collected by Priest Earth was an extremely large amount. Although it cost Priest Earth a lot when he arranged the Mystery Territory, he seemed to gain more. Compared with the Spiritual Inheritance of the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays, accumulation of luck was more precious.
However, Minghe had no complaints. On the path of pursuing the Great Way, if a man did not plot for himself, it would be difficult for him to reach the end. Although Priest Earth depended on the Mystery Territory to collect luck, those who gained some Spiritual Inheritance in the Mystery Territory also shared luck. As it was, he lost and he gained, which could not be called suffering a loss.
Minghe cared about Priest Earth's methods, which could collect luck through a tactical formation. Thus, it could be seen that Priest Earth was really good at Formation Ways. However, he did not know what percent of his Spiritual Inheritance he had left. After all, Priest Earth mastered the three characters, so his Spiritual Inheritance deserved to be studied by Minghe.
Walking next to the stone table in the center of the main hall, a man could see the virtual shadow of a tactical formation from the Jade Slip above, which was the Spiritual Inheritance that was left by Priest Earth. However, the tactical formation on the Jade Slip was not profound. Priest Earth made a rule that the Spiritual Inheritance of Formation Ways should go from simple to complex, according to the principle of gradual improvement.
The Mystery Territory of Earth opened once every 10,000 years. During this period, one's achievements in Spiritual Inheritance depended on his comprehension. Everyone who entered the Spiritual Inheritance Space would be assigned to some main hall of Spiritual Inheritance, with the entire Spiritual Inheritance of Formation Ways recorded on the Jade Slip. However, any achievements still depended on the aptitude of the man who endured the trial.
Before he entered, Minghe certainly asked about the rules of the Mystery Territory of Earth. At the very beginning, the Jade Slip on the stone table would evolve into a formation. Only when one comprehended more than 10% of the formation could one obtain all the information about the formation, and then the next formation would be presented on the Jade Slip. It would act in this way until the Mystery Territory closed after 10,000 years.
Nobody knew how much Spiritual Inheritance of tactical formations was on the Jade Slip, but most of the previous parts had been obtained by others. Many people had studied those parts before entering in order to save enough time to comprehend the powerful formations in the latter part. Meanwhile, they also wanted to obtain some rewards hidden behind some formations that no one had successfully comprehended.
Each formation was equipped with a Tactical Field and Flag of Formation refined by Priest Earth beforehand. Being the first man to successfully comprehend some formation could gain him the Tactical Field and Flag of Formation left by Priest Earth, especially those powerful formations in the latter part, which even those sky-level forces were desperate for. Unfortunately, Priest Earth forbade those above the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm to enter. Otherwise, all Spiritual Inheritance had earlier been taken.
Before he had entered, Minghe had gotten well-prepared. So did his Three Separations. However, Minghe, Red Lotus Taoist, and Musen were prepared for the Formation Ways, while Heaven and Earth Taoist was prepared for the Law of Weapons. After all, most of the Spiritual Inheritance of the Mystery Territory of Earth was in the library of Yun Ling Academy. If one of them could comprehend all the Spiritual Inheritance, it would save a lot of time.
Looking at the formation presented on the Jade Slip, Minghe immediately recognized it as the simplest defense formation. Then, he weaved the Taoist Seals to form a formation with air. Although the power seldom survived, it was a good method to test one's comprehension of the formation. As the Jade Slip flashed with white light, the previous tactical formation disappeared, and then the next formation appeared...
In the space of the Spiritual Inheritance of the Law of Weapons, Heaven and Earth Taoist met the same situation as Minghe did. He was also faced with the same stone table and Jade Slip in the same main hall of Spiritual Inheritance. But differently, on the Jade Slip was presented the virtual shadow of a Magic Weapon and refining skills. If one could learn the refining skills and refine a Magic Weapon with an effect beyond 30% of the original effect, it would be considered a success. Certainly, it was directly verified by the evolution of Essential Qi.
The Spiritual Inheritance of the Law of Weapons began with the simplest Primordial Spiritual Treasure, and then to the Primordial Supreme Treasure and Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. Meanwhile, there were many refining methods. Thus, it could be seen that Priest Earth had mastered various refining methods. However, no one knew if there was some of Priest Earth's own Spiritual Inheritance in the Law of Weapons. After all, Priest Earth had been a legend for hundreds of millions of years, so no one knew what on earth he had achieved in the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays.
Chapter 394: The Closing of the Mystery Territory
Within several different Magic Weapons, Heaven and Earth Taoist had seen different and delicate weapon refining methods. Every time he passed a test, he discovered a new refining method. Even though it was the same method, it was more delicate than before. It must have represented the process of Priest Earth's Enlightenment on the Law of Weapons.
Inside the main hall of the Spiritual Inheritance of Formation Ways, just like Heaven and Earth Taoist, Minghe was absorbed in being enlightened on tactical formations stored on the Jade Slips. Though he was prepared, the sequence of the tactical formation Spiritual Inheritance in the Jade Slips was different, so he inevitably discovered new information that was missing in the Yun Ling Academy library.
However, it did not affect Minghe very much. He had well- grasped the Tao of tactical formations. Besides, Evil Separation Red Lotus Taoist and Selfcentric Separation Musen were working on the Enlightenment of tactical formations together. Three people were making the Enlightenment much faster than others'. Additionally, Minghe's powerful Magical Tao Mirror made it easier for him to be enlightened. It was a piece of cake for him to accomplish 1% of the Enlightenment. The more tactical formations he was enlightened on, the more difficult the tactical formations became. From a single tactical formation to combined tactical formations, even to super Formations like the Cosmic Stars Formation, the complexity had stopped many Spiritual Inheritance seekers. But, Minghe saw them as challenges. And the more difficult the tactical formations were, the more powerful they were. Thus, Minghe would gain more from them.
The more tactical formations he was enlightened on, the deeper Minghe's understanding of the Formation Ways became. Moreover, the tactical formations greatly inspired him because he had planned to rebuild the Four Mysterious Formations in Untainted Land. With so many tactical formations as the foundation, he believed he would manage to rebuild the Four Mysterious Formations in Untainted Land, and the result was bound to surpass other tactical formations.
Of course, Minghe was not conservative. He loved the Four Mysterious Formations in Untainted Land for personal reasons, and he loved the Twelve Divine Beings Killing Formation because it was left by Great Divinity Pangu. But, he failed to make the best of it. Otherwise, he would not have changed it. Finally, the God-killing Sword Formation and Killing Sword Formation were powerful and suited Evil Separation Red Lotus Taoist. As for the Cosmic Stars Formation, every world had cosmic stars, even the Battlefield of Gods and Demons had the sun, moon, and stars. Minghe believed that when he was enlightened on their orbiting pattern, the tactical formation would perform its best, shocking every Creature in the Deva-loka.
And the Veridical Martial Origin Formation best suited Selfcentric Separation Musen. Moreover, the formation was enlightened by the character Wu of the Taoist characters. The character Wu was so profound that in time, Minghe believed, Musen would be enlightened on more advanced Veridical Martial Origin Formations from the character Wu and become famous in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
However, if his thoughts were proved unrealistic, Minghe would naturally abandon them. There must have been many powerful tactical formations in the Mystery Territory of Earth, even many Fate Realm tactical formations. Moreover, there were hidden tactical formations at the end of the Spiritual Inheritance that nobody had seen. As of now, the strongest tactical formation that had been acquired was already at the Peak of the Fate Realm.
But the most powerful tactical formation in the Spiritual Inheritance of Formation Ways remained unknown to everyone. Minghe aimed to obtain the most Spiritual Inheritance of Formation Ways that he could get. It was best for him to gain Priest Earth's Tactical Field and Flag of Formation. Because many people had visited there, there had to be a few that remained. After all, no tactical formation at the Half Step to the Supreme Realm had appeared.
Inside the main hall of the Spiritual Inheritance of the Law of Weapons, Heaven and Earth Taoist and Minghe thought alike. Though he had talent in the Law of Weapons, in just 10,000 years, Heaven and Earth Taoist was unsure of how much Law of Weapons Spiritual Inheritance he could obtain. Moreover, so many people before them all had failed to obtain the entire Law of Weapons Spiritual Inheritance, thus Priest Earth's Law of Weapons Spiritual Inheritance had to be profound.
Compared with the Law of Weapons Spiritual Inheritance, there was something more tempting in this space. Acquiring Spiritual Inheritance did not mean refining perfect Magic Weapons, but the Enlightenment on the Law of Weapons Spiritual Inheritance that nobody ever accomplished came with Priest Earth's corresponding Magic Weapon, which was more tempting and time-saving. However, the Mystery Territory of Earth had opened so many times, and most of the Magic Weapons had been taken. The remaining weapons were few, but what was left had to be powerful. Thus, it would be a Fated Chance if you were lucky to get one weapon.
It was not easy. Even if you were lucky, you had to be able to comprehend the Spiritual Inheritance and pass the test. Otherwise, you would waste your Fated Chance. Obviously, Heaven and Earth Taoist did not have good luck. In 7,000 years, he learned many weapon and Magic Weapon refining methods, but had never picked up a Magic Weapon that was left by Priest Earth.
In the remaining 3,000 years, it would depend on luck to get Priest Earth's precious Magic Weapons. Because it was closer to the ending, Priest Earth's Law of Refining Weapons would be more complicated and profound, thus requiring more time for its Enlightenment. As long as 3,000 years might seem, it was actually inadequate.
The mortal world might see great changes in 10,000 years, but to Creatures in the Mystery Territory of Earth, that was gone in the blink of an eye. Then, there was a slight vibration in the Mystery Territory of Earth and everybody knew that the Mystery Territory was closing. Most of them looked regretful and reluctant, very few of them felt satisfied.
Outside the Mystery Territory, with a strong spatial fluctuation, countless Creatures emerged in the boundless land. Then, the giant stone gate sank under the ground. Finally, it disappeared with a spatial fluctuation and was unable to be found again.
That was probably the way Priest Earth protected the Mystery Territory. On the stone gate, there was no Transmitting Formation. If someone should find the stone gate and crack the tactical formation, the location of the Mystery Territory of Earth would be exposed. One had to know that it was a method for Priest Earth to collect luck, thus he must have set up a perfect system to stop any attempt.
As the Mystery Territory of Earth closed, everyone left in groups. But no one talked about what he had gained, lest someone cast his greedy eyes upon him. The law of the jungle applied everywhere. Of course, even if you kept your mouth closed, someone might still set their eyes on you. Naturally, no one would set their eyes on a sky-level force like Yun Ling Academy, as they would be digging their own graves that way. There were Fate Realm experts in Yun Ling Academy, and their hidden Spiritual Inheritance was also in the Fate Realm. Additionally, they had powerful tactical formations that even the Eastern Region lacked.
Once the people of Yun Ling Academy had gathered together, they set out for Yun Ling Academy in groups. On the flying boat, Minghe stared into the infinite world as a shadow appeared in his eyes. As he became more powerful and more experienced, he became more ambitious. He had gained so much in the Mystery Territory of Earth in the Eastern Region, so he wondered what the Mystery Territory in the Central Region was like.
Now that the Mystery Territory of Earth had closed, he would go to Yun Ling Academy in the Central Region. Moreover, it was less than 20,000 years until the Yun Ling Academy envoys came. Then, a grand new world would reveal itself to him. Minghe suddenly became so excited that he even felt his blood running faster.
There were wars in the Eastern Region. Though Minghe stayed inside Yun Ling Academy after entering the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, he clearly knew how cruel the outside world was. Strengthening himself, he did not leave Yun Ling Academy. Thus, he was able to put all the worries behind him.
But in the Central Region, that would not work. Though he could refine weapons to gain resources like he used to do in Yun Ling Academy in the Eastern Region, it would not be sufficient. He needed a lot of resources to cultivate, refine weapons, and make formations. Besides, the World of Heaven and Earth needed tremendous resources to evolve. Gaining resources through weapon refining would take a long time.
Obviously, Minghe would not do it this way. He was a Rakshasa, and was bound to kill on the battlefields. Comforts would only make people lazy and erase their ambitions. He could only find Fated Chances in killing, and find breakthroughs during crisis, and thus, walk faster, further, and steadier. Dangerous as it was, there was no such thing as getting Fated Chances without taking risks.
In the Land of the Central Region, the Chaos from the four regions gathered. The power was complicated there and many other forces had emerged throughout history. Ignoring the sky- level forces, there were many Earth, black, and yellow forces that Minghe could not compete with now. He was not powerful enough, but he did not care too much about it. Because given adequate time, he would quickly grow and in time even quest for power in the Land of the Central Region. Minghe believed that it would happen soon.
Chapter 395: The Treasures
Soon afterward, the group of several million people returned to Yun Ling Academy. As they arrived, many of them rushed to do Closed Door Meditation, including the dean and Elders. It was less than 20,000 years until the Yun Ling Academy in the Central Region envoys came to recruit new talents, so many of them felt anxious.
As their prerogative, the Elders and the dean did not need testing. They would be admitted straight into Yun Ling Academy in the Central Region. The Elders and the dean were in the Fate Realm and no one could compete with them. In the remaining years, they would remain in Closed Door Meditation to be enlightened on their gains in the Mystery Territory, trying to break through on the Three Laws of Elixirs, Weapons, and Arrays.
Minghe returned to the Elder Palace in Yun Ling Academy and then sealed it. It was not that he wanted to meditate, but he wanted to take a look at what he had gotten in the Mystery Territory of Earth. Ignoring the Spiritual Inheritance of tactical formations and weapons refining, he wanted to see his Tactical Fields and Magic Weapons the most. During the trip into the Mystery Territory of Earth, Minghe was enlightened on tens of thousands of Formation Ways. Three of them were first discovered, thus Minghe received four Tactical Fields from Priest Earth. The Flags of Formation and tactical formation strategies were sealed inside the Tactical Fields and were very delicate. Every tactical formation was so earth-shaking that if they should appear in front of people, people would ruthlessly fight over them.
Good Separation Heaven and Earth Taoist did not obtain much because he enlightened on his own without the help from the Magical Tao Mirror. He only got two Magic Weapons. Those two weapons were Highest Grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, which were much better than Minghe and the Three Separations' Low Grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos.
Actually, Heaven and Earth Taoist could have gained another Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. Unfortunately, after the second Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, he met with a Half Supreme Treasure of Chaos, which required delicate refining and a certain realm. Thus, he had used up 1,000 years for nothing.
However, Minghe felt content with such gains. Though he had not gotten the Half Supreme Treasure of Chaos, at least he had gotten a sneak peek into refining it, which was beneficial for his future breakthrough on weapons. Once he had inherited the Law of Weapons, he could refine Highest Grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos with adequate materials.
Minghe waved to summon four Tactical Fields and two Magic Weapons. They were not catalyzed, yet their vital force was emitted in abundance. If they should perform to their best, the limit of Elder Palace could not easily hold them. It was even possible that the entire Elder Palace would be destroyed.
Looking at the six treasures lying in front of him, Minghe could not hold his smile. His power was greatly strengthened with them. He would keep them as his secret weapons, and he would act bolder and grow faster.
The first treasure was a Four-pole Separation Evil Formation, which was a killing formation. The Flags of Formation sealed inside were special, since every flag was a beast corpse. There were four supporting formations within, which were all made out of Ominous Beasts of Chaos at the Peak of the Fate Realm. Moreover, there were 108 Separation Beasts in every pole. These Separation Beasts were refined from demonic beasts or Ominous Beasts of Chaos that were in the Early Stage of the Fate Realm at least. The tactical formation suited Minghe well because Separation Beasts were like zombies. Separation Beasts and zombies were both refined with underworld Evil Spirit after their death. Minghe found it easy to upgrade the formation because he could replace the weak Separation Beasts with stronger ones. Thus, the formation could hold up to a dozen experts at the Peak of the Fate Realm when it was fully functional.
The second Tactical Field was a Starfall Formation, containing the abstruse of the cosmic stars in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Its chessboard was the Zenith Heaven sky, and its pawns were cosmic stars. The formation could draw the power of the cosmic stars in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. One pawn could make the stars fall. It had been very powerful and was suitable for guarding. But unfortunately, the sun and the moon were missing in it, otherwise, it would be more mighty.
The third Tactical Field was a reverse two forms Sword Formation, resembling a two forms Sword Formation in some way. But it worked in reverse, the Sword Formation reversed Yin and Yang. When the Sword Formation was set, Yin and Yang were exchanged, the Five Elements faded, and everything in Heaven and Earth became chaotic. One would find it hard to perform his best in the Sword Formation. The fourth Tactical Field was the most special one, being a supplementary tactical formation. It was called the Enlightenment Formation, which was beneficial for Enlightenment on laws and formations and for breaking Bottlenecks. It had no attacking power or strong defensive strength. However, it was more precious than the previous three tactical formations. Minghe had an idea at the sight of this formation.
The two Magic Weapons were a giant axe and a gourd. The first Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos was an Anti-evil Axe, consisting of destructive Evil Spirit formed in the destruction of Heaven and Earth. It was so amazing that one strike could split the world, divide Yin and Yang, eliminate the Five Elements, and destroy the Nine Heavens. Some legend had it that it was even molded after the Pangu Axe by Priest Earth.
The last one was a Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos gourd called the Soul-freezing Gourd. It was made up of an ice world by Priest Earth. It contained boundless ice power to capture bodies and souls. If one was captured inside it, he would soon be turned into ice power to nurture the gourd.
All in all, three out of the four Tactical Fields were attacking formations, which could hold up to a dozen experts at the Peak of the Fate Realm. The last one was good for cultivation and helpful for Minghe's one new fresh idea. Sadly, there was no Half Step to the Supreme Realm tactical formation yet. How nice it would have been if there was one.
The two Highest Grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos were powerful indeed, but Minghe and the Three Separations were not strong enough to make full use of them. However, with the two treasures in hand, Minghe had the confidence to beat even experts at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, with the premise that the experts were not equipped like him. Additionally, with the treasures, Minghe could walk away unharmed even in face of Late Stage Fate Realm experts.
Receiving the six treasures, Minghe had even more expectations for the Central Region. Apart from that, the Spiritual Inheritance on the Laws of Weapons and Formations were just as priceless. When he had comprehended the laws thoroughly, he would find them much more helpful than the Magic Weapons.
Moreover, strong as the four tactical formations and two Magic Weapons were, some of them did not fit in with Minghe and the Three Separations' Tao. As they say, different strokes for different folks. It would be a great loss to switch one's Tao because of powerful treasures. Besides that, it was bad for Minghe's future progress. He might as well abandon them or combine them into his own Tao to fully utilize them.
Chapter 396: The Envoys
To fully utilize the four Tactical Fields and two Magic Weapons, Minghe considered their strengths and weaknesses. He decided to give some away. He gave the Starfall Formation and Soul-freezing Gourd to Good Separation Heaven and Earth Taoist and handed the Two Reverse Forms Sword Formation to Evil Separation Red Lotus Taoist, and kept the remaining three for himself.
The Starfall Formation was powerful, but no one could utilize its power alone. Besides, the abstrusity of cosmic stars in Battlefield of Gods and Demons was way more complicated than that of Untainted Land. Heaven and Earth Taoist had the assistance of the Way of Heaven in the World of Heaven and Earth, thus he would have found it easier to be enlightened. Moreover, it would be perfect if he could combine it into the Cosmic Stars Formation.
As for the Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos Soul- freezing Gourd, it was refined from an ice world, composed of chilling Evil Spirit and power of the world. Only Heaven and Earth Taoist could make full use of it since he had a great trichiliocosm and also a good knowledge of the power of the world. It was best to give it to him. Concerning the Two Reverse Forms Sword Formation, it was easily set and sealed a Map of Formation and two Top Grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos inside, which were Yin Yang immortal swords. Since Evil Separation Red Lotus Taoist was the only one that knew well about Tao of sword, Minghe decided to give it to him. However, the Sword Formation was the weakest out of the three attacking formations and it was not suitable for any of them. Minghe gave it away merely due to Red Lotus Taoist's interest toward it.
As for the remaining two tactical formations and one Magic Weapon, Minghe kept them for himself. It was not that he was unwilling to share with his Selfcentric Separation, but Selfcentric Separation Musen only took interest in Martial Arts. The three treasures did not fit his Tao. At the moment, Musen was being enlightened on the Veridical Martial Origin Formation and had the most progress among the three of them. That was why Musen had mastered Martial Arts.
Moreover, Musen had refined the Kongtong Seal into his Martial Arts supreme treasure. The Kongtong Seal was weaker than the Anti-evil Axe, but Musen could display twice its maximum power. If the Kongtong Seal was upgraded to a Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos someday, it would surpass the Anti-evil Axe by more than a sliver. Minghe certainly would not force it on Musen since it did not fit him. Additionally, the two remaining tactical formations and the Anti-evil Axe still had used for him. It would be nice to keep them around. He just needed to invest some time into grasping the formations and refining the Anti-evil Axe. Otherwise, it would be tragic if they should fail in face of crisis.
The Four-pole Separation Evil Formation was indeed strong and had the potential for improvement which was remarkable. Someday, if Minghe could replace the original Separation Beasts to Half Step Supreme Realm Separation Beasts, he could walk into any area in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons mid layer. However, no matter how amazing the formation was, it did not suit Minghe's Tao.
Minghe had read the Spiritual Inheritance of the Four-pole Separation Evil Formation. There was detailed information on how to refine Separation Beasts. However, it was a Separation's Law. Minghe could use it to refine Separation Beast, but the outcome would not be perfect. He had mastered Law of Blood and Law of Spiritual Beings, so his best choice was to refine Puppets of Blood God.
At the thought of this, Minghe wanted to modify the Four- pole Separation Evil Formation. Separation Beasts and Puppets of Blood God were alike in some aspects. Moreover, after his breakthrough to Fate Realm, Minghe had adjusted the Puppet of Blood God refinement, making the upgraded Puppets of Blood God more powerful and yet still possible for upgrades.
If he could successfully replace Separation Beasts with Puppets of Blood God, Minghe could finally fully utilize the Four-pole Separation Evil Formation. But Minghe had to be completely enlightened on the formation before he could do that. Now he had grasped only 10% of its abstrusity. Rashly modifying it would only destroy the Tactical Field. That would do more harm than good.
The Enlightenment Formation was extremely important to Minghe, because it was like Minghe's supreme treasure Magical Tao Mirror in some way. It was almost a weakened version of the Magical Tao Mirror. In the formation, Minghe saw the possibility of upgrading his Magical Tao Mirror and thus he took it seriously.
However, Minghe would not do it in the meantime. In order to do so, first he would be fully enlightened on the Enlightenment Formation, and then he needed to improve himself in his cultivation. Only then would he be confident of the modification. After all, the Magical Tao Mirror was his most important Magic Weapon. Minghe would not modify it without 100% certainty since he would lose his strength if it failed.
The mighty Anti-evil Axe was indeed good for Minghe. It was different from the God-killing Spear. As a killing supreme treasure, the spear killed and swallowed its enemy to nourish itself. But, the Anti-evil Axe crushed everything in its way. Each had its advantage, but given a choice, Minghe would choose his God-killing Spear without hesitation.
The ability to be upgraded of the God-killing Spear was absent in the Anti-evil Axe. Indeed, one could refine the Anti-evil Axe again and again into half or even full supreme treasure of Chaos, but it was highly demanding, however, the God-killing Spear was different. It swallows body essence and Original Spirits to evolve, which took lesser effort to grow it into a supreme treasure of Chaos.
At the present, the God-killing Spear was Minghe's major killing weapon, and the Anti-evil Axe was Minghe's secret weapon. He would not use it casually since it was a Highest Grade supreme treasure of Chaos. Minghe knew well that one should not show off own's wealth. After allocating everything, Minghe and his Three Separations went into Closed Door Meditations. They each gained something from the trip but they had only enlightened it but for a brief moment. They had grabbed so much during the trip, they needed some time to understand all of it completely. Otherwise, they would have wasted the treasures!
20,000 years later, deep in Yun Ling Academy, where Venerable Linghao was mediating, the dean Venerable Linghao and eight Elders including Minghe met together. In front of them, there was a Transmitting Formation connecting to Yun Ling Academy of Central Region. The nine of them seemed to be waiting for someone.
A while back, Minghe received a message from Venerable Linghao to assemble while in mediation. Thus he and other seven Elders came here to welcome Central Region Yun Ling Academy envoys. Minghe was reluctant in cooming, but he might as well do what the Romans do and wait with them.
Soon, ripples of white light flashed, the air above the formation was distorted and strong space fluctuation broke out. But it all ended in a moment and then peace was restored. Two figures emerged in the Transmitting Formation, one was a tall medium-aged man, and the other was a gentle young scholar. Minghe looked over and his eyes widened. Judging from his vital force, the young scholar was in a Half Step to the Fate Realm and would soon break through to Fate Realm. He probably came here to fill in as the new dean of Eastern Region Yun Ling Academy, which was customary in Yun Ling Academy. Whenever the dean of Eastern Region Yun Ling Academy moved to Central Region, the Central Region would sent a successor.
However, the tall medium-aged man's vital force was hard to see through. Minghe felt tremendous threat in him, the life- threatening feeling that even Venerable Linghao failed to convey. The man must have surpassed Venerable Linghao and might have reached late stage of Fate Realm.
Venerable Linghao stepped forward and bowed. "I'm the Eastern Region Yun Ling Academy dean Taoist Linghao, and I'm at your service." Minghe and the other seven Elders saluted. They all saluted because he was both an envoy and an expert, they ought to pay their respects. Though everyone was at Fate Realm cultivation, but every small rank meant a great gap.
The envoy glanced at them and was surprised when he saw Minghe. He said smilingly, "I am flattered. I'm Immortal Yangyu. I'm here to welcome you to the Central Region. Also, I'll pick 10,000 talents from the Eastern Region Yun Ling Academy. I noticed that you have a new Elder. What a surprise."
It was no wonder that Immortal Yangyu was surprised since the dean and the Elders seized most of the Academy resources. One would find it extremely hard to break through to Fate Realm unless he was a disciple of the Elders. Seeing a new Elder, he was naturally surprised.
Venerable Linghao introduced. "This is Minghe, he's good at refining weapons. He's our Sixth Grade weapons refining master and recently broke through to Fate Realm. It's no wonder you didn't know him." Then he continued, "Immortal Yangyu, the ceremony is ready, shall we begin now?"
Immortal Yangyu nodded. "Yes, we shall. The sooner we finish, the faster we can return. Let's go!" Then Venerable Linghao led the way, followed by Minghe and others. The grand ceremony was to select qualified talents for Central Region Yun Ling Academy, no one would miss it.
Chapter 397: First Visit to Central Region
The Land of Central Region was vast and rich in Holy Lands to cultivate, compared with the other four regions. Moreover, near to the core area lay a huge mountain. In the mountain, there were much more Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and the Air of the Divine Law. The interesting part was that the mountain seemed artificial, because it had patterns all over like a Formation.
The mountains covered a wide range of land. There were at least 100,000 peaks but few Creatures lived there. Tens of thousands of cities surrounded the mountains as if they were protecting them. Countless Creatures including demons, devils, ghosts, and humans resided there. At the same time, they shared the same identity of Yun Ling Academy disciple.
In the greatest four cities, four Transmitting Formations were running non-stop today. In a blink of an eye, 10,000 people were relocated to every city. But millions of people have already resided in; their relocation would not make a difference.
The only exception was that 30 people flew out of the cities to the central mountains, bringing along admiration from those who were left behind. The central mountains were the Holy Land of Central Region Yun Ling Academy; even the name of the mountains was Yunling. You could tell that the mountains were of utmost importance to Yun Ling Academy.
Four groups of people flew toward Moutain Yunling, Minghe and the Elders were among them. They had just flown out of Eastern Region city, and the other cities were respectively Western Region City, Southern Region City, and Northern Region City. They sat in the four corners of the region.
On the way, Minghe learned a few facts about Central Region Yun Ling Academy from the Elders. In every region city, there was a Yun Ling Academy branch. In every 100,000 years, they picked out 10,000 talents in every branch to equip Central Region Yun Ling Academy.
It was much more competitive in the Central Region. Though Yun Ling Academy was one of the sky-level forces and rarely challenged, a Yun Ling Academy disciple was not untouchable. People from Central Region would kill for innumerable things such as Spiritual Pulses, mineral veins, Treasures of Heaven and Earth, Spiritual Roots, and Magic Weapons.
The Land of Central Region was faction-ridden. There were nine sects, six faiths, three academies, and one union. In addition, there were other Earth-level, black-level, and yellow- level forces. They fought with both open and secretive means, in every minute people died. Thus, Central Region Yun Ling Academy needed to recruit Creatures with aptitudes from the four regions and Central Region as replacements.
It was more hierarchical in Central Region Yun Ling Academy. The disciples were labeled as Listed, Outer, Inner and Core Disciples. Listed Disciples were Creatures under the Origin level, Outer Disciples were Creatures in the Zenith Heaven Realm, and Inner Disciples were Creatures in Fate Realm.
Finally, in order to become a Core Disciple, you had to be in Late Stage of Fate Realm. With such cultivation, you could choose either to be a Core Disciple or a teacher. As a teacher, you would receive benefits from the Academy, at the same time you needed to teach. As a student, you would not bother to do that, but you will receive lesser benefits.
In a half step to the Supreme Realm, you could either be an Elder with a lot of prerogatives, or enter Battlefield of Gods and Demons High Layer to seek greater chances of breaking through to Supreme Realm. It was extremely dangerous there; even an expert in a half step to the Supreme Realm might perished on the way to Yun Ling Academy.
However, Minghe found none of these relevant to him. He achieved in Fate Realm recently, and needed a lot of time to reach the Peak of a half step to the Supreme Realm. As of now, he was an Inner Disciple in Central Region Yun Ling Academy, highly-ranked in Yun Ling Academy whereas lowly-graded in the Land of Central Region.
As an Inner Disciple, Minghe felt the need to learn how many Inner Disciples, Core Disciples, teachers and Elders there were. Naturally, he turned to their liaison Immortal Yangyu, who was at least in Late Stage of Fate Realm and had to be familiar with the affairs in Mountain Yunling.
On the flying boat, Minghe walked beside Immortal Yangyu and asked gently, "Perfected Person, I'm new in the Mountain Yunling and feel lost. May I learn a few facts from you about the mountains?" Only when he knew about all the experts, could he position himself properly and make rational plans.
Hearing Minghe, others turned to Immortal Yangyu for answers as well, since Venerable Linghao and the Elders had recently moved here from Eastern Region. Originally, they belonged to the forces of the dean and the Elders, and they had known a little about Central Region Yun Ling Academy. But it being their first time here, they were not familiar with Mountain Yunling affairs.
Immortal Yangyu looked at Minghe and said, "I might as well tell you lest you find yourself in trouble. There are 129,632 peaks in Mountain Yunling. Respectively, there are 120,000 Outer Peaks, 9,600 Inner Peaks, and 32 Supreme Peaks. Inner Disciples live in Outer Peaks, Core Disciples and teachers live in Inner Peaks, and the dean and the Elders live in the 32 Supreme Peaks."
Then he continued, "As of now, there are about 10,000 Inner Disciples whereas less than 1,000 Core Disciples and teachers. As for the Elders, there were only nine. You're Inner Disciples at present, thus you can only live in Outer Peaks. You should never step into Inner Peaks or Supreme Peaks; otherwise, you will receive fatal punishments."
He added, "Of course, there are eight public areas, which are the library, Aura Hall, Disciplinary Hall, Mission Hall, Weapon Hall, Elixir Hall, Formation Hall, and Secret Hall. As Inner Disciples, you can receive cultivation resources in Aura Hall in every 1,000,000 years. You need to earn contributions in other halls if you want more resources. Or you can collect them from the outer lands, but you should be careful. Even Inner Disciples can get injured in the outer lands."
Hearing Immortal Yangyu, Minghe felt astounded. There were over 10,000 Fate Realm experts in Mountain Yunling, how many were there in the whole Land of Central Region? He estimated that there were more than 1,000,000 Fate Realm experts, taking the four Baraka forces into consideration. How terrifying was that!
Minghe was just one of the 1,000,000 experts, he felt a little downhearted. But at the same time, an imperceptible smile escaped him, lights flashed in his eyes, and his morale seemed to set his eyes on fire.
So what if there were many experts? They had cultivated for many years, much longer than Minghe had cultivated for. Although born in the Ninth Period, given enough time, Minghe could top Battlefield of Gods and Demons Medium Layer chart, leaving legends like Priest Earth.
Soon, the flying boat landed in Mountain Yunling. Everyone got off; Immortal Yangyu looked at Minghe and the other eight people and said, "Well, my work here is done. Now you should choose a vacant Outer Peak as your Immortal's Cave, after that, you can receive resources in Aura Hall." Then, Immortal Yangyu left by boat.
After Immortal Yangyu's departure, Elder Jiangwu and other Elders left one by one. In the Mountain Yunling, the seven halls governed certain areas, thus Elders of the seven halls lived closely. Venerable Linghao was the last one to leave; same as Minghe, he was related to the dean force but was different.
Among the eight forces, the dean force was special and hierarchical. Venerable Linghao was under the direct control of the dean force, while Minghe was an Individual Cultivator associated with the eight factions. Minghe would not receive benefits like Venerable Linghao, but relatively had more freedom.
Everyone had left, leaving Minghe alone. He had been alone on the way of cultivation, so he was used to loneliness. He glanced at the Mountain Yunling map Immortal Yangyu gave to him. The map showed where Outer Peaks and the eight public areas were, and the vacant Outer Peaks were marked. Minghe did not bother to find the perfect peak; he simply selected a quiet peak with thick Air of the Divine Law. Stepping into the mountain, he could see a giant stone monument floating on the peak. It was not an ordinary stone monument, but the core control unit of the tactical formation of the mountain.
Chapter 398: Breakthrough
Within Yun Ling Mountain Range, each peak had been arranged a tactical formation and the stone tablet was the core to controlling the formations. Combining every formation of each peak would form a super formation. From Immortal Yangyu's words, this super formation could even release the power of the Supreme Realm. This was the reason why Yun Ling Academy was a formidable first-class force.
In the Land of Central Region, a half step to the Supreme Realm was the highest level of cultivation. However, no cultivators at a half step to the Supreme Realm would be able to break the tactical formation with the power of Supreme Realm, unless they could break it from the inside. This super formation was a secret and only the dean of an academy would know. This was also one of the reasons why the sky-level forces did not die out during the Battle of Gods and Demons.
But it had nothing to do with Minghe. What he pursued was the Supreme Way and not becoming a legend. He did not care whether these first-class sky-level forces would die out or not. He only had an interest in that super formation. However, it was the top secret of Yun Ling Academy. Unless he became a dean, he would have no chance to comprehend this tactical formation. Putting aside his covetous thoughts, Minghe refined the stone tablet immediately. He went to the peak of the mountain and released the Tao-seeking Palace he had refined before. This Tao- seeking Palace had become a Half Level Spiritual Treasure of Chaos and was full of forbidden formations. Since Minghe had obtained plenty of Spiritual Inheritance of the Two Laws of Weapons and Formations, it was time to reform it.
Of course, it took time to reform the Tao-seeking Palace. Furthermore, he also needed to go into Closed Door Meditation to comprehend the Spiritual Inheritances of Two Laws of Weapons and Arrays. Though he had spent 20,000 years in Closed Door Meditation at Eastern Region, it was too short for him to totally comprehend all the Spiritual Inheritances, especially the four ready-made tactical formations. They were Minghe's strongest cards.
Minghe went to the Aura Hall to get the cultivation resources for these millions of years. Then, he went to the library. It had three floors. The first floor allowed inner disciples to enter, the second was for the core disciples and the teachers of the academy, and the third only allowed deans and Elders in.
Minghe had gained bountiful cultivation resources. He received hundreds of Yun Ling elixirs and 100,000 contributions value. Yun Ling elixirs were the signature elixirs of Yun Ling Academy and only cultivators beyond Fate Realm had the qualifications to take. However, the Yun Ling elixirs Minghe had gained were with three lines. Beyond that, there were six lines and nine lines, which could only be distributed for the cultivators who lived at the inner Peak and supreme Peak.
Though the 100,000 contributions value were lesser than what he earned in Eastern Region's Yun Ling Academy, these were still quite a great deal. After all, Eastern Region could not put on a par with Central Region. Those 100,000 contributions were enough to exchange 100 Yun Ling elixirs with three lines, or 10 with six lines, or one with nine lines. However, Minghe did not plan to exchange it for elixirs.
By comparison, Minghe preferred to exchange it for different kinds of materials to refine weapons. No matter refining weapons, tactical field or flag requires a large amount of materials. Since Minghe did not have another good way to earn contributions value, he could only use those to exchange what he really needed at present. By the time he ended his Closed Door Meditation, he intended to go to the Mission Hall and checked whether there were other tasks he could complete to earn more contributions. Or else, he could only go on refining weapons to gain them. Back at his own peak, Minghe got in the Tao-seeking Palace immediately, starting his new Closed Door Meditation. This time, he would try his best to totally master the entire Spiritual Inheritances he had got in the Mystery Territory of Earth. Though time was meaningless for him at his level, he did not want to waste any. What he really needed was to enhance himself continuously.
At another part of the core area of the Central Region, there stood a towering peak. This peak was to the Central Region what Mount Buzhou was to Untainted Land. Clouds and fogs surround the top of the peak, where plenty of splendid palaces stood. It was like the 36 Gates of Heaven in Heavenly Court. This was another encampment of Sacred Sky Sect, a sky-level force, at the Medium Layer of Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
This peak was called Sacred Sky Peak and was divided into six layers by Sacred Sky Sect. Each layer lived a level of disciples. The first layer was the place for listed disciples, the second was for the outer disciples, the third was for inner disciples, while the top three layers were for the core disciples, Elders, and the suzerain of Sacred Sky Sect.
Within this three layers, there stood a palace named Zixiao Palace where Ancestor Hongjun lived. It was not in Untainted Land and Hongjun dared not title himself as Honourable Ancestor, so he called himself Taoist Hongjun. Now, he was an inner disciple of Sacred Sky Sect and had gained some reputation among those disciples.
In the palace, Hongjun's vital force was unsteady, with fierceful coercion aura covered the whole palace. Suddenly, this horrible force disappeared. Hongjun opened his eyes, and murmured, "My state of mind was unsteady. Is there any Fated Chance waiting for me outside?" Thinking of this, Hongjun stood up and flew out without any hesitation.
Hongjun looked down at the endless heaven and earth over the clouds without any expression but glimmers of expectations shone in his eyes. Right at this moment, he was reminded of Minghe, Laozi, and other familiar cultivators. At the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, Hongjun did not know where they had reached and who could still be his companions while pursuing the lonely way of Tao.
At a Transmitting Formation of the Lower Layer of Battlefield of God and Demon, four figures showed up in a sudden, they were Laozi, Origin, Jieyin, and Zhunti. Nowadays, the former three had reached Half Step Fate Realm, but Zhunti was only at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm and seemed to had just broken through to that realm.
Laozi, Origin, and Jieyin moved forwards the Medium Layer of Battlefield of Gods and Demons and tried to find their opportunity to break into Fate Realm. Though Zhunti did not reach Half Step Fate Realm, he was unwilling to stay at the Lower Layer of Battlefield of God and Demon alone. Therefore, he had to follow the three to the Medium Layer. But nobody would know what would happen to them in the future.
At another Transmitting Formation, Tongtian and Goddess Nvywa also showed up. Both of them had reached Half Step Fate Realm. But there seemed to be no trace of Fuxi, Kunpeng, and Haotian. The three had also actualized their own Tao in Untainted Land but they were much later than the others. They could not catch up with the speed of Tongtian and Goddess Nvywa even with the good cultivating condition of Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Therefore, they had to temporarily stay at the lower layer to continue their cultivation.
Looking at the Transmitting Formation in front of them, Tongtian and Goddess Nvywa did not hesitate to go through it. When a white light flashed by, the two saw a new world waving at them. But the were unsure what would happen as compared with the lower layer, the Medium Layer of Battlefield of Gods and Demons was the real starting point of cruelty.
Whether or not they knew the situation at the Medium Layer, they had to take this step, because none of them hoped to fall behind. What they knew was that Minghe and Hongjun had surpassed them considerably. If they did not try harder now, they would be left far behind.
In the Tao-seeking Palace of Yun Ling Mountain Range, endless Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth swarmed in with pieces of Air of the Divine Law. Minghe's body seemed to be a bottomless pit, swallowing all the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law with no signs of stopping.
Suddenly, the vital force of Minghe exploded and the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth stopped fluctuating and everything became silent. Minghe opened his eyes and a slight smile showed on his face. He had broken into a higher realm after his Closed Door Meditation for nearly 800,000 years. Fortunately, it was a double breakthrough this time.
Finally, Minghe broke through the bottleneck of the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm. Furthermore, his Indestructible Demon Body had also broken through its current condition and was no less powerful than his Original Spirit. With the improvements of these two parts, Minghe was confident that he could fight against a cultivator at the Late Stage of Fate Realm.
During this 800,000 years, Minghe's achievement was abundant. He had also totally comprehended the Four-pole Separation Evil Formation. With that, Minghe would not be in danger unless he came across cultivators at Half Step Supreme Realm. Besides, he had already got some ideas to remold this formation, but he still needed to collect some essential materials.
Now, it was the right time for him to find his Fated Chance. Staying out here would cost only him more time to reach the peak level. He would be better off traveling around the Central Region in the hope of meeting his Fated Chances. If not, he could also look for other things he needed.
Minghe had made this decision after he went to the library. At the Central Region, most of the area had its owners, but only four locations were shared by all the creatures, which were Starry Sky Region, Burial Land, Underworld Blood Sea, and Devil Region. The four locations were full of Fated Chances and also death, so they were called the forbidden lands of death. The Starry Sky Region was where all the stars were located, but Starry Storms and horrifying Giant Beasts of Starry Sky would show up from time to time. Even a cultivator at Fate Realm could die easily. It was said that Burial Land was an ancient battlefield, where numerous ruins were left from the ancient time. The danger inside was also precarious.
Underworld Blood Sea was a real Blood Sea and nobody knew how it was formed. It had nourished plentiful Treasures of Heaven and Earth, attracting cultivators from all directions here. However, the weird Evil Blood Aura could erode Magic Weapons, physical bodies and even Original Spirits. One could not hold their breath long even with the protection of a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. Once the Evil Blood Aura penetrates into one's body, he might lose his sanity and become one of the Separation Beasts of the Blood Sea.
As for Devil Region, it was the weirdest place and full of endless Air of Devil. Though those Air of Devil was tonic to the cultivators who cultivated the Way of Demon, they would also become mad if they swallowed too much and could even turn into a machine that could only kill. Though it was extremely dangerous, cultivators would scramble to this place because it could generate a precious treasure-- Sky Crystal. All of the four forbidden lands were full of Fated Chances, so it was difficult for Minghe to decide. If he chose by instinct, he would choose Underworld Blood Sea. After all, he was born in Blood Sea. He always had an indescribable cordial feeling towards it. Furthermore, there were numerous Treasures of Heaven and Earth in there.
However, Minghe tried to analyze this issue in an objective way. There were endless treasures in Underworld Blood Sea, but so does the other places. He could not make a decision only because of the words of Blood Sea. Though he was curious about Underworld Blood Sea, he should not be hasty as there would be a chance someday. As for now, Starry Sky Region was the right place for him to go because it had everything he needed.
Before he got there, Minghe had to go to Mission Hall to check whether there was any relevant task in Starry Sky Region, so he could earn some contributions value at the same time. The 100,000 contributions he gained before was nearly used up. If he only relied on the academy's payment per million years, when would he reach the Peak Level at the Central Region?
Chapter 399: Starry Sky Region
Different from the Eastern Region, there were just a few cultivators in front of the Mission Hall. In the Yun Ling Mountain Range, the amount of all the cultivators were only 10 thousand. When reaching Fate Realm, one needed to carry out Closed Door Meditation for 100 thousand years or even 10 million years. Therefore, Minghe did not felt odd that there was no one around.
In the Mission Hall, Puppets were responsible for resigning tasks and awarding prizes. They were refined by the cultivators who mastered those skills and were enlightened with wisdom. Then, they would be sent here to work. Since they were Puppets, they did not need cultivation and kept the operation of Mission Hall ongoing, saving human cost.
Minghe went to the task board directly and looked through all the tasks by his Spiritual Thoughts. He filtrated the relative tasks to Starry Sky Region and picked up one by one. Since he would go to Starry Sky Region, he'd like to spend time on earning some contributions, so he would not go in vain if he could not find what he needed in Starry Sky Region.
There were plenty of relative tasks about Starry Sky Region, including collecting complete corpses of Giant Beasts of Starry Sky, some unique Treasures of Heaven and Earth in Starry Sky Region, and so on. Minghe picked nearly 100 tasks and went to the Puppets to sign in. Completing those tasks, Minghe could earn considerable contributions. If everything went well, Minghe would be very rich when he return.
The Starry Sky Region was in Heaven. Specifically, it was at the top of the Medium Layer of Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Over it, it was the Area of Space Storm through which was the High Layer of Battlefield of Gods and Demons. There were numerous cosmic stars in the Starry Sky Region. It said that the sun and moon there were just reflections.
Minghe arrived at the Starry Sky Region almost instantly. Dazzling stars shone in the vast Starry Sky and the operation of those cosmic stars was really abstruse and mysterious. Unless Heaven and Earth Taoist had totally comprehended the Starfall Formation, Minghe could not figure out the secrets inside.
While admiring the beauty of the Starry Sky, Minghe did not forget the dangers in this forbidden land. Storms of Stars flashed by from time to time and the Giant Beasts of Starry Sky passed by. There were vast Menace Intent hidden in the beautiful scenery. One would die easily if not careful. Though it was dangerous, Minghe still needed to move on. He just took one step but he had travelled 10 thousand miles. Strolling leisurely, Minghe did not seemed to care about either the storms or the beasts. He seemed to enjoy the scenery.
Suddenly, a gust of Storm of Stars blew towards Minghe, but he did not plan to avoid. It was blocked out of Minghe's body when it passed by. Minghe even had some interests in its power. He stretched out his hand and touched the Astral Wind. In fact, his hand had no protection this time.
Looking at the white scars on his hand, Minghe roughly knew the power of the storm. It contained raging Power of Stars and the horrible Astral Wind of Void, which could not be ignored. Since this small-scale storm could leave scars on his human body, how about the stronger ones?
Minghe was Rakshasa, owning powerful Indestructible Demon Body, while his human body had also reached the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm. However, the normal storm could even leave scars on his body, so how about the other cultivators? Without Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, a cultivator could die easily if he wanted to enter the Starry Sky Region like Minghe. The Storm of Stars was born in the Void, containing the Power of Space and the Power of Stars. No one knew when it would break out. When a cultivator felt Space fluctuation, the storm had already arrived in front of him. He would have no time to avoid the danger.
At the same time, the Power of Stars and Space could also help to form plenty of precious Treasures of Heaven and Earth in this Starry Sky Region. When the Storm of Stars passed by stars, the Power of Stars and Space would scatter around. When some of the Treasures of Heaven and Earth consumed those power, they would grow stronger. It was also one of the reasons why so many creatures took risks by coming here.
Minghe landed on the first star he came across, but it seemed that there was on creatures on it. Rugged terrain and angular traces proved that the Storm of Stars had come across there. Those traces were criss-cross, looking like scars. Among those "scars", Minghe got some unexpected harvest.
Minghe activated his Spiritual Thoughts, exploring every corner of this star. He would not ignore any trace, neither the superficial or the interior. Because of the Storm of Stars, some Treasures of Heaven and Earth might be uncovered, but others might hide inside this star. Since he came here, he would not miss any possibility. Minghe would probably be a "scavenger" once again in the Starry Sky Region.
Because he was too "poor" and born too late. If he could be born in the Eighth Period or earlier, he must be rich and might be the top ones in this world. Unfortunately, he was born in the Ninth Period and even chose the Way of the Three Separations which already cultivating through the Way of Origin, he can't give up now.
After mopping up, this star became more bumpy and pitted. Looking at all the treasures he collected, he could not help sighing that this star was too "poor". However, it was better than nothing. Besides, it was only the edge of the Starry Sky Region.
Void Stones, Spiritual Star Flowers, and Purple Flame Star Stones were treasures which Minghe needed to collect for the tasks he had picked up, but these were not enough. In the tasks, some were unlimited. The more treasures one could collect, the more contributions he would gain. Minghe would naturally collect more.
Leaving this impoverished star, Minghe moved towards the deeper part of Starry Sky Region. On the way, Minghe met some cultivators who were also seeking for the Fated Chances from time to time, but they were all in a hurry. Unless they knew each other, they would not stop and were even chary of the others. After all, killing and robbing treasures was normal, so everyone had to be careful.
After passing by several stars, Minghe collected numerous treasures. After all, cultivators would pass by the edge area of the Starry Sky Region from time to time and would collect treasures as much as possible. Therefore, only a few treasures left and many of them were new-born without high value. Minghe did not plan to waste his time here, so he sped up to the deeper end of Starry Sky Region.
Right at this moment, a giant beast stopped him. Minghe was a slightly interested in this beast. Though he had met a few Giant Beast of Starry Sky in the Starry Sky Region, this was the only one tried to stop him. After all, it was well-renowned as the chaotic Ominous Beasts in the Land of Central Region.
Beside chaotic Ominous Beasts, there were still four creatures had the same reputation, which were Giant Beasts of Starry Sky of Starry Sky Region, Bloody Separations of Underworld Blood Sea, Divine Being Souls of Burial Land, and Devil beasts of Devil Region. Because of their existence, the four regions were named the Forbidden Lands of Death.
Minghe surveyed the giant Giant Beast of Starry Sky in front of him. Ignoring its huge body first, its human body contained extensive power, which could not be ignored. When one reached a certain level, the body type was nothing. The chaotic Ominous Beasts and Giant Beasts of Starry Sky in the same realm would always have the similar human bodies.
This chaotic Ominous Beast's human body had reached the peak level of the Early Stage of Fate Realm, but his Original Spirit only reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm. However, this Giant Beast of Starry Sky's Original Spirit hid inside its star core. Unless one could break its star core, it was difficult to harm its Original Spirit, even if one used the specific methods to attack its Original Spirit. Once stepping into Fate Realm, even chaotic Ominous Beasts and Giant Beasts of Starry Sky would have powerful human bodies to resist any Original Spirit attack.
While Minghe was observing the Giant Beasts of Starry Sky, the beast was also looking back at him. Compared with its giant body, Minghe was like a little ant, but it did not underestimate him. After all, except the giant beasts who were unwilling to shapeshift, the other creatures would shapeshift into their Primordial Taoist Bodies for easy movements.
This beast roared. Its huge claws suddenly clapped down with the sound of "bang". Breathtaking impact exploded, shaking every corner of the Starry Sky as it passes by. This huge sound traveled around, naturally inviting attentions of the cultivators and beasts nearby. Even some of them had activated their Spiritual Thoughts to detect what happened.
Chapter 400: Hunting
"Aargh!" With a roar of anger, the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky spoke. "Damn it, you hurt me. I will devour you." But now, the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky was no longer awe-inspiring or aggressive. Its huge claws that it just waved were dripping with blood. Its entire forelimbs were torn to pieces, with blue-black blood slowly flowing from the wounds and drifting in the Starry Sky.
Minghe shook his head slightly. Despite the developed brains of the Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky, they were not afraid of death like other Creatures. They would rather die fighting than escape. Even though it already knew the disparity that existed between itself and Minghe, it still chose to fight. They were very well-known for this fact.
However, the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky's struggle was fruitless. Its most powerful part was its body, but Minghe's body was even more terrifying. Minghe had only used 30% of his power, but it had not been able to resist his punch. If he used 50% of his power, the result would be very clear.
Based on his current strength, Minghe no longer needed to use great effort to deal with this kind of Giant Beast of the Starry Sky. However, of all his tasks, some were to collect their complete corpses, and some were to collect their star cores. Minghe could not just ruthlessly kill all the beasts, otherwise, their corpses might be damaged.
While Minghe was contemplating, the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky underwent a change. As it muttered under its breath, the Power of Stars around it began to surge into its body and its bleeding wound gradually healed. Suddenly, the powerful vital force all over its body became violent, as if preparing for the strongest punch.
Minghe shook his head slightly and sighed as he said, "Why are you unwilling to give up? I don't have time for this. Limit!" When he uttered the word "limit", the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky's strange appearance instantly disappeared, and its bulky body was suddenly motionless. If not for the surviving vital force, other people would think that it was dead.
"Damn it! What did you do to me?" Although it could not move its face and mouth, its Original Spirit inside its star core bellowed out. It could not control any part of its body, aside from its Original Spirit. Unfortunately, its Power of Original Spirit could not get rid of the strange power inside its body, which made it lose control of its body. Minghe said no more. As he stretched out his fingers, a Sword Aura jet was sent out and a tiny bloody hole broke open in its skull. Then, as he waved his hand, a huge sapphire-like object flew over to him. It was the star core. An Original Spirit was visible, which was exactly like the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky's, and it growled inside the star core. Unfortunately, a Half Step to the Fate Realm Original Spirit could not stir up any trouble in Minghe's hand.
"Seal!" As Minghe uttered that word softly, its Original Spirit inside the star core instantly went still. As he waved his hand, he collected both the star core and the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky's corpse. Then, he glanced around and continued to walk into the depths of the Starry Sky Region without noticing those startled eyes.
There were six people on a nearby star. And after witnessing how easily Minghe had killed the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky, they all showed varying degrees of surprised expressions. Those six people had profound cultivations, among which, five of them had reached the Early Stage of the Fate Realm, and their leader had reached the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm.
One man said after Minghe left, "Young Master, that man is really amazing. He can kill a Giant Beast of the Starry Sky so easily. I can't see through his cultivation. Perhaps he's also a Middle Stage of the Fate Realm expert like you. He really is a man with fierce methods. The Giant Beast of the Starry Sky at the Early Stage of the Fate Realm had no ability to fight him at all."
The so-called young master was a young person with dashing eyebrows. Hearing the words from his subordinate, he said in a low voice, "Right. The man is at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, but he's good at using power and laws. The method that he just used to limit the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky should be the power of the Law of Blood. Perhaps when he first struck, the man's power penetrated its body. Its Original Spirit was only at the Half Step to the Fate Realm, so it couldn't resist him at all."
" Law of Blood? " Upon hearing this, several of the subordinates were a little shocked. They certainly knew the Law of Blood, which was the Divine Law of enlightenment for cultivators who practiced the body. However, only a few people could comprehend this Divine Law to the Fate Realm. After all, this law was a little weird, so it was hard to comprehend. Moreover, it did not have many benefits for practicing the body. Therefore, only very few practiced the Divine Law.
But now, when the six people saw that Minghe had easily killed a Giant Beast of the Starry Sky with the Law of Blood, they again deeply realized that there was no difference in the Divine Law itself, but in the strength of the one who used it. Although Minghe's utilization of the Law of Blood was really eye-opening, they did not stay there long. After all, they were not there to watch a play.
In the Starry Sky, Minghe played with his newly acquired star core with an intriguing smile. Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky were big trouble for others, but were very easy for Minghe. The Law of Blood was like their nemesis. As long as their Original Spirits were weaker than his, they would be no threat to Minghe.
He could first restrict their bodies with the Law of Blood and then retrieve their star cores and seal them. In this way, he could obtain a complete corpse and a star core. For the completion of such a task, all that was required was time. Certainly, the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky's function was not limited to this for Minghe.
The goal of his trip to the Starry Sky Region was to improve his Four-pole Separation Evil Formation. It was a formation of the Separation Law, which did not match up with Minghe, who mastered the Blood Law. Only when he changed the formation into the Formation of the Blood Law could Minghe exert all of its power. However, it was not easy to improve the formation. And the Giant Beast of the Starry Sky was an important part of it.
The Tactical Field of the Four-pole Separation Evil Formation, which he acquired in the Mystery Territory of Earth, contained Separation Beasts that were refined with the Separation Law. Although they were strong enough, Minghe could not make the formation function at its full potential. Therefore, the first step to improve the Formation of the Blood Law was to prepare the Puppets of the Blood God refined by the Blood Law.
Obviously, Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky were the best choice. As for the new Tactical Field, Minghe had already refined it, namely, the Blood Pool, which was refined for collecting the Blood of Essence of Ominous Beasts of Chaos. Now, it became a Tactical Field for formations after being refined by him again. He also changed its name from the Four-pole Separation Evil Formation to the Four-pole Blood Evil Formation.
Minghe had the Tactical Field, so he only lacked the Puppets of the Blood God now. The strength of the Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky that were used for refining the Puppets of the Blood God would directly affect the power of the formation. Therefore, he would target Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm, and the main four poles of the Eye of Formation had to be Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky at the Peak of the Fate Realm.
It was impossible to collect four Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky at the Peak of the Fate Realm and at least 432 beasts at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm just by relying on his strength. Minghe could kill beasts at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm, but he could not kill those at the Peak of the Fate Realm. Even if he used the Anti-evil Axe, he was not optimistic for good results.
With the Four-pole Separation Evil Formation, it was not impossible to kill a Giant Beast of the Starry Sky at the Peak of the Fate Realm. However, it should be done steadily. Although he had completely comprehended the Four-pole Separation Evil Formation, Minghe had never handled the formation before. Therefore, he wanted to find some Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky to practice on.
As he went further into the endless Starry Sky, Minghe saw fewer and fewer Creatures, and he met more and more Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky, who were getting stronger. He began to become cautious, unlike his previous style of behavior. Previously, he crossed over the Void with a swagger, covered his tracks, wandered among many stars, and plundered all the Treasures of Heaven and Earth that he saw.
Minghe was not anxious to kill Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky and refine the Puppets of the Blood God. After all, he was already in the depths of the Starry Sky Region now. And in that place, the Power of Stars was stronger and purer, and there were more Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky. There were many of those beasts who had reached the Peak of the Fate Realm. There even might have been some beasts who had reached the Half Step to the Supreme Realm. So once there was some trouble, Minghe could be caught and tightly surrounded.
During the hunt, Minghe would choose a place with sparse Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky. He would block the surrounding space with the Law of Space while spreading the information of trouble to attract other Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky. Although it was not efficient, hunting like this was relatively safe. After all, it was somewhat risky to go further into the Starry Sky Region having only reached the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm.
As he killed Giant Beasts of the Starry Sky and refined Puppets of the Blood God one after another, Minghe handled the Four- pole Separation Evil Formation with high-proficiency. The most powerful Giant Beast of the Starry Sky that he killed before was at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm. But now, he was targeting those beasts at the Peak of the Fate Realm.