Chapter 401: Refinement of Formation
In the Starry Sky Region, Giant Beasts of Starry Sky with their body practice at the peak of the Fate Realm were of overlord level. Although there were some beasts of A Half Step to the Supreme Realm, they were very few. Moreover, most of them concealed in the deepest place of the starry sky, so almost nobody would venture into such a place.
In the Starry Sky Region, Giant Beasts of Starry Sky absorbed countless Power of Stars to strengthen their bodies. Even if they had profound cultivations, they seemed to dislike shapeshift. Hence, the strength of a Giant Beast of Starry Sky could be judged from its shape. For example, the beast before Minghe's eyes was as large as a small star, so it could be judged that it was a Giant Beast of Starry Sky at the peak of the Fate Realm.
The beast laid in the starry sky and absorbed the all the Power of Stars around, forming a peculiar landscape like a vortex of stars. The nearby starry sky covering an area of hundreds of millions of miles seemed to be its territory, without any other beasts there. However, it was convenient for Minghe to manage.
Minghe suddenly appeared nearby the Giant Beast of Starry Sky and took out a Tactical Field, which was exactly the Tactical Field of Four-pole Separation Evil Formation. With it, he killed many beasts at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm. He nearly reached perfection in the manipulation of the formation. However, he had not yet exerted all its power because it was a tactical formation of Separation Law.
Certainly, his sudden appearance attracted the beast's attention. Although his vital force of Middle Stage of the Fate Realm was very obvious, the beast felt threatened when he took out the Tactical Field. It could not be underestimated, because it could threaten the Giant Beast of Starry Sky, whose body reached the peak of the Fate Realm and whose Original Spirit reached the Late Stage of the Fate Realm.
As the beast moved, the starry sky shook and the countless Power of Stars also changed. At this moment, the nearby starry sky was like a territory of stars. All things were controlled by the starry sky. Minghe even felt as if he was against the Starry Sky Region, which was a part of the strengths of the Giant Beast of Starry Sky at the Peak of the Fate Realm.
Even so, Minghe was not affected at all. Along the way, he was tough-minded. Thus, he would not be shocked by the Magic Skills of Mysterious Signs. However, he dared not to be careless in the face of the Giant Beast of Starry Sky. As the Tactical Field in his hand flew up lightly, a formation instantly appeared in the starry sky, which also covered the entire sky.
More than 400 towering beasts suddenly appeared in the starry sky and sieged the beast at the peak of the Fate Realm. When they appeared, except for the intense Power of Stars, there also generated countless Air of Separation Evil in the endless starry sky. The air was gloomy and weird, which discomforted the beast. However, other huge beasts felt comfortable, because they all were Separation Beasts and the Air of Separation Evil was the key to nourishing their bodies.
As Minghe waved his sleeves, supernatural powers multiplied to set up a spatial barrier in the starry sky. Even with the Four- pole Separation Evil Formation, it would also make a big noise to suppress a Giant Beast of Starry Sky at the peak of the Fate Realm. In order to prevent other from peeping, camouflage was necessary. Although the spatial barrier was arranged by Minghe at random and had little defense strength, it was enough to cover up all things here.
After finishing the formation, Minghe waved the Taoist seals to manipulate the change of the formation. "Separation Evils gather together... Four-poles... move! Kill..." With this, Four- pole Separation Evil Formation immediately changed. All 108 Separation Beasts under the control of the four poles returned to their own positions. All the Air of Separation Evil began to converge to the four-pole Separation Beasts of the main formation.
When the formation completely changed, the Air of Separation Evil around the four-pole Separation Beasts of the main formation expanded suddenly and sharply. Originally, they were Separation Beasts refined by Ominous Beasts of Chaos at the peak of the Fate Realm. Although they were not as strong as they used to be before their deaths, there was only a subtle difference. Now, their strength naturally increased, with the addition of the countless Air of Separation Evil.
When confronted with the Giant Beast of Starry Sky at the peak of the Fate Realm, Minghe would not let those Separation Beasts, except for the four-pole ones, rush up. Once they were hurt and the formation was broken through, it would be awkward. He used the four-pole Separation Beasts of the same strength to deal with the Giant Beast of Starry Sky. In the case of four to one, it would be only the matter of time to suppress it.
The first rule of refining the Puppet of Blood God was that the refined object had to be alive, which was the biggest difference between Puppet of Blood God and Separation Beast. Only in this way could the refined Puppet of Blood God keep growing. After being nourished by endless Evil Blood Aura, it would probably break through to A Half Step to the Supreme Realm sooner or later.
After Minghe broke through to the Fate Realm, the refinement of the Puppet of Blood God became even more perfect. Previously when he refined the Puppet of Blood God, he would obliterate their Original Spirits. But now, it was different, because he could refine a puppet with all their Original Spirits. Of course, it would take a lot of time. After all, if the refinement was imperfect, once the Original Spirits got rid of restriction of the Puppet, it would be troublesome.
The fighting between Four-pole Separation Beasts and Giant Beast of Starry Sky was completely an earthshaking hand-to- hand combat. The Air of Separation Evil and the Power of Stars crisscrossed and collided with each other. Some stars in the starry sky even broke due to their collision. Were it not for the fact that Minghe quickly fastened the spatial barrier, the noise inside would have earlier been transmitted.
After fighting for a hundred years, the Giant Beast of Starry Sky had become very weak. Due to Four-pole Separation Evil Formation, all the Power of Stars was blocked. In the starry sky, there was only endless Air of Separation Evil. After the hundred year's battle, the Giant Beast of Starry Sky nearly had no Power of Stars to recover its power, so the situation was not good.
On the contrary, although they were injured, the Four-pole Separation Beasts' vital force was not getting less until now because they were replenished with endless Air of Separation Evil. When he saw that the Giant Beast of Starry Sky was already exhausted, Minghe determined to end it. If not for capturing it alive, he would not have spent such a long time. Thus, he weaved a Taoist seal and said lightly, "Four-pole gather together... Suppress!"
A powerful current of Air of Separation Evil shot up to the sky in the formation, evolved and intersected in the starry sky, and finally turned into a large piece of Five Elements net to firmly catch the Giant Beast of Starry Sky. No matter how it struggled, it was of no use. At the sight of this, Minghe was overjoyed. He moved in front of the Giant Beast of Starry Sky and weaved a Taoist Seal, and then the Power of Divine Law was quickly injected into its body.
Thousands of years later, Minghe finally stopped his work. Looking at the perfect Puppet of Blood God, he looked very satisfied because he was not fruitless during this period. With it, his Four-pole Blood Evil Formation was nearly complete. He stretched his hand to take out the Tactical Field of Blood Pool and collected it in an instant.
One Puppet of Blood God at the peak of the Fate Realm had been done, but the Four-pole Blood Evil Formation still needed three similar puppets. After he withdrew his formation, Minghe immediately left the starry sky and flew to other places to seek the next target. Before leaving, he erased the remaining fighting signs and vital force to avoid being traced.
However, it was not easy to refine three more Puppets of Blood God at the peak of the Fate Realm. In the Starry Sky Region, although there were Giant Beasts of Starry Sky at the peak of the Fate Realm, they were hard to find. After all, the Starry Sky Region was very broad, it needed a lot of time to seek for Giant Beasts of Starry Sky at the peak of the Fate Realm, not to mention to collect various Treasures of Heaven and Earth.
80,000 years later, Minghe held the Blood Pool on a scarlet star with a satisfied look. Just now, he finally finished the Four- pole Blood Evil Formation, by using four Puppets of Blood God at the peak of the Fate Realm and 432 Puppets of Blood God at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm. Such a big Formation was much more powerful than his acquired Four-pole Separation Evil Formation.
But now, for nourishing these Puppets of Blood God, Minghe enhanced the Evil Blood Power of the Blood Pool by putting inside tens of thousands of corpses of Giant Beasts of Starry Sky. Although it looked somewhat wasteful, it was related to the power of formation and his own safety, so it was not exactly a pity.
After calculating the time and date, Minghe concluded that he had stayed in the Starry Sky Region for almost one hundred thousand years. During this period, he gained a lot, except for the refinement of Four-pole Blood Evil Formation. Meanwhile, he had completed hundreds of tasks, which he received from the Mission Hall. Then, there was only one thing left for him to do.
One of the important reasons why Minghe came to the Starry Sky Region was to comprehend the running abstruse of the sun, moon, and stars. Although the Starfall Formation, which he previously acquired in the Mystery Territory of Earth, contained the running abstruse of cosmic stars of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, it was lacking two main stars, namely, the sun and the moon. He wondered if Priest Earth did this on purpose. Whether intentional or not, since Priest Earth could comprehend the running abstruse of cosmic stars, Minghe believed that he could do the same thing, which was not only for improving Cosmic Stars Formation but also for developing the World of Heaven and Earth. If the sun, moon, and stars could run based on the rules of those of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, it would be of great benefit to the development of the World of Heaven and Earth.
Although the World of Heaven and Earth was great trichiliocosm, the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth had already been replaced by that of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. For this reason, the creatures in the World of Heaven and Earth grew quickly. Until now, there had been three Zenith Heaven Golden Immortals of Origin. Although they just broke through, the birth of the Origin represented the fact that the World of Heaven and Earth was getting stronger.
Chapter 402: The Birth of A Valuable Treasure
Unfortunately, the sun, moon, and stars of the Starry Sky Region were not the real ones of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, but their shadows or Avatars. According to records in the Library of the Yun Ling Academy, the real ones only could be witnessed in the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
Although they were not the real ones, they also contained some profound running rules and abstruse. If he could understand their rules and abstruse thoroughly, he would have a clue to comprehend the real ones when he went to the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons someday.
Minghe flew and dived into the ground along the way. After almost several hundred years, he finally came near a place, where the sun and the moon were. The place was like the center of the Starry Sky Region, with cosmic stars running around the sun and the moon, which could be described as starry. What was more impressive was the two stars, namely, the sun and the moon. Although they were not the real ones of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, the shadows or Avatars were very surprising. Although the location of the sun and the moon was the center of the Starry Sky Region, almost no creature came here, even the Giant Beast of Starry Sky would not practice here, because nothing could get close to the place due to its hot sun and cold moon, not to mention to step on the place. According to records, even experts of A Half Step to the Supreme Realm could not step on the sun and the moon.
Standing far away from the two stars, Minghe could clearly sense the powerful vital force of the sun and the moon, on which a man of the Fate Realm could not step. Even if he was Rakshasa and had an Indestructible Demon Body, he could not get close to the two stars. He believed that he would definitly die if he dared to step on them.
Although Indestructible Demon Body was so strong that Minghe could realize immortality, it was not invincible. As long as the power was strong enough, everything could be obliterated. For example, the fire of the sun or the cold air of the moon could destroy his Indestructible Demon Body. Even if it would take millions of years, Minghe could be killed after all.
However, Minghe was very interested in the two stars. The sun and the moon were so terrifying that nobody ever stepped on them. Thus, Treasures of Heaven and Earth there were absolutely unimaginable. If he could enter and search, it would be an extremely big Fated Chance. However, it was not kidding. Unless he was very confident, Minghe would not take a risk.
Now, his Indestructible Demon Body only reached the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, which could be regarded as the Initial Completion. When he reached the Completion, the peak of the Fate Realm or the Fulfillment, A Half Step to the Supreme Realm, Minghe did not mind having a try here. But now, he only could see them instead of entering them. Originally, he had not planned to explore the sun and the moon on this trip.
As three beams of white light flashed around Minghe, Heaven and Earth Taoist, Red Lotus Taoist, and Musen appeared near him. The place was so close to the sun and the moon. Although it was a little dangerous, there was a terrific cultivation place, which was appropriate for Body Tempering, cultivation through absorption of the essence of the sun and the moon, or comprehension of the running of cosmic stars.
Minghe and Musen were tempering bodies. The hot sun and the cold moon were the best conditions for Body Tempering. Heaven and Earth Taoist could not only comprehend the running of the sun, moon, and stars, but also absorb the power of the sun and the moon to enhance the two stars of the World of Heaven and Earth, which could be said as a double benefit. Red Lotus Taoist was responsible for guarding the three men. Of course, he was very interested in the fire of the sun.
Back in the day, Minghe made new fire with Samadhi True Fire, Nanming Fire, and Red Lotus Fire, and called it Flame of Alienation. Later, Red Lotus Taoist integrated it into Red Lotus of Fire to replace the original Red Lotus Fire. Its power was so terrifying that a man of A Half Step to the Fate Realm could be injured.
But now, Minghe and his Three Separations had been experts of the Fate Realm. The effects of the Flame of Alienation decreased, which was much inferior to the Fire of Fate in the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth. If it could not develop once again, it would have no benefit for Red Lotus Taoist. Looking at the horrible burning fire of the sun, Red Lotus Taoist generated an idea.
Although he had not yet comprehended the law of fire, Red Lotus Taoist could also use the fire perfectly. If he could integrate the fire of the sun into the Flame of Alienation, even if only a little bit of the fire, the power of Flame of Alienation could be definitely improved. However, it must be done with caution. After all, the fire of the sun was really horrible. ...
At a place in the north of Minghe's cultivation place, a huge star floated in the starry sky. It was so large that the Giant Beast of Starry Sky at the peak of the Fate Realm looked very small in front of it. Looking carefully, one could discover that the star was like a lair of the Giant Beast of Starry Sky, with countless Giant Beasts of Starry Sky staying there.
In the very center of the Giant Beasts of Starry Sky, a towering tree was rooted in the star. The tree was extremely high, dark-blue, crystal clear like a precious jewel, which was so beautiful. Its branches extended for about 333 meters. Among its thick branches and leaves, crystal clear and flickering fruit hung. In the center of all fruit, there were one golden fruit and one silver fruit, which were very tempting.
The fruit seemed to be fresh, and they were only as big as a walnut. After they came out, all Giant Beasts of Starry Sky became extremely excited. The fruit was seemingly attractive to them, but they did not act rashly, as if they were waiting for the fruit to ripen.
When the fruit came out, the nearby star region also changed greatly. All Power of Stars seemed to be dragged to the star and finally faded to the strange tree. As the power of cosmic stars constantly rushed in, all fruit which were hanging on the branches also began to grow slowly. However, they grew so gradually that nobody knew how long it would take for them to be fully ripe.
The more time had passed, the more Power of Stars got involved. After sensing such a mysterious sign, all the nearby Giant Beasts of Starry Sky were attracted to that. Even some people who adventured in the Starry Sky Region also went there. Due to the mysterious sign in the Starry Sky Region, they thought some valuable treasure would definitely come into the world. Even if it was risky, they would not give up on searching.
Somwhere in the starry sky, a senior Taoist stayed in a star. After sensing the mysterious sign of the Power of Stars and the Giant Beast of Starry Sky in the Starry Sky, he immediately calculated by using his thumb to touch other knuckles. He was joyful at first, and then he was confused. He said gently, "In case of a mysterious sign, a valuable treasure will definitely come out. The treasure is a little attaching to me, but... why are there unexpected variables? Strange... strange... "
... Such a mysterious sign appeared in the Starry Sky Region certainly awakened Minghe, who was tempering body by virtue of the power of the sun and the moon. He looked at the birthplace of the mysterious sign with a look of surprise. He thought that it was definitely not a common treasure because it could cause such mysterious a sign in the starry sky on such a large scale.
Minghe looked at Musen, who was also tempering body, and Red Lotus Taoist, who was guarding on the side, saying, "Since a valuable treasure will come out, I have to go there and see personally. You just stay here." He was assured that his Three Separations stayed here, because they all had profound cultivation, and they had the Tactical Field of Mystery Territory of Earth to protect themselves. Unless an expert of A Half Step to the Supreme Realm fought them, nothing would go wrong.
After leaving his Three Separations, Minghe rushed to the birthplace of the mysterious signs. As he was getting closer to the birthplace, he met more and more Giant Beasts of Starry Sky and other Cultivators. When he arrived, he was startled by what he saw. Tens of thousands of beasts laid in a super huge star, which was very terribly scary.
In the nearby starry sky, thousands of cultivators gathered together. Moreover, the number of cultivators was increasing. They should all be attracted by the mysterious signs in the starry sky. However, there were so many beasts in the star, so they dared not to act rashly. The only thing they could do was waiting for more people and opportunities.
At first glance, Minghe could not see through a few people's cultivations, who might be experts at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm. However, most of the cultivators who gathered there, were at the Early Stage and the Secondary Stage of the Fate Realm, and some even had not reached the Fate Realm. Perhaps, they just came here to take a chance, hoping that they could take a share of the spoils in the chaos.
He looked at the huge star once again. There might be 40,000 Giant Beasts of Starry Sky in the star. Most of them were below the Fate Realm, but those who above that might be several hundred, with its number ever-increasing. Imaginably, until the valuable treasure really came out, it would be absolutely a horrifying combat.
Chapter 403: Meeting Hongjun Again
The source of all this was a tree. Minghe looked over and was instantly shocked when he saw the true nature of the tree, which was Spiritual Roots of Chaos. He never thought that there would be Spiritual Roots of Chaos in the Starry Sky Region. Looking at its situation, he was unavoidably filled with doubts.
After all, the Spiritual Roots of Chaos was rare even in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Any Spiritual Roots of Chaos would be scrambled for by countless forces. Now, in the Land of Central Region, only several forces owned it. Among the forces, the Yun Ling Academy was one. According to legend, its name was related to the Spiritual Roots of Chaos.
In the Library, Minghe once saw the records of the Spiritual Roots of Chaos. It was called Yun Ling Way-leading Tree, a Top Grade Spiritual Roots of Chaos. It yielded Yun Ling Fruits once every million years. It was said that the fruits had a unique effect that it could enlighten people. However, the Yun Ling Elixir was refined by tree sap secreted from the Spiritual Roots.
However, the Spiritual Roots of Chaos took the power of cosmic stars as nutrients. When it yielded, it caused great mysterious signs. Thus, it could be seen that it was definitely not a common Spiritual Roots of Chaos. More surprisingly, it had a long period of experience before it grew so large, but it was not carried off, which was really strange.
Was it because of these Giant Beasts of Starry Sky? But that wasn't true. If experts of A Half Step to the Supreme Realm among those forces in the Central Region went into action, they were sure to carry off the Spiritual Roots of Chaos from these beasts. After all, some sky-level forces did not have such a treasure. Since there was one, they had no reason not to take it.
At the thought of this, Minghe could not help but sigh. If he had known it, he would have spent more time in the Library. Before he came to the Starry Sky Region, he also looked over some relevant records, but did not finish them. If he had known this, he would not only just glanced through it, to avoid being puzzled.
Fortunately, many people had gathered. From their conversations, Minghe also could collect some useful information. However, to his surprise, someone suddenly flew over and said, "Minghe, it's been a long time. I never thought that you also came to the Starry Sky Region. Middle Stage of the Fate Realm? You are really making great progress in cultivation."
Upon hearing the familiar voice, he immediately turned his head, and discovered that it was exactly who he thought it was. Then, he said with a smile, "Hongjun, I haven't seen you for a long time. I never thought that I would meet you here. I'm also surprised. Middle Stage of the Fate Realm? It's the same for you." Obviously, Minghe never thought that he would meet Hongjun here once again. Actually, everything was fate.
At this moment, Minghe had caught up with Hongjun's cultivation. However, although both of them reached the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, Hongjun might reach the Realm earlier than Minghe. Moreover, even though Hongjun's cultivation might be more profound than Minghe's, it was extremely limited. In terms of cultivation, Minghe was almost on par with Hongjun.
As for fighting ability, Minghe was also uncertain. As the Great Way said, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was full of Fated Chances. If Minghe could obtain Fated Chances, so could Hongjun. After all, Hongjun was an incarnation of the primordial Rakshasa and knew some secrets of Rakshasa. However, Minghe became the Rakshasa through hard work. Therefore, there was a big difference between them. When Minghe assessed Hongjun, Hongjun also did the same thing. Hongjun could not evaluate Minghe more than he did before when they met last time. The improvement of cultivation was not that important. He would not forget that Minghe was Rakshasa, who was most dependent on the human body, so he would not naively think that Minghe had given up on practicing his body. Since Minghe's Original Spirit had reached the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, his body would definitely not be inferior.
They were silent for a moment. Then, Hongjun said, "Minghe, do you also long for the fruits of the Star Tree of Origin? However, it is not easy to obtain them. Now, only some people and beasts have gathered here. It would take 10,000 years before the fruits ripen. When they are fully matured, experts might have gathered here in crowds." #
"Originally, the tree was called Star Tree of Origin." Minghe thought to himself. He certainly knew what Hongjun meant. When the fruits matured fully, there would definitely be a fierce fight. However, in terms of cultivation, it would be difficult for Minghe and Hongjun to obtain the benefit, unless they used their hidden cards.
From the words, Hongjun seemed to be planning to collaborate with him. Minghe had to think clearly because Hongjun was shrewd. Earlier, Minghe had learned from Hongjun in Untainted Land. If they had to cooperate now, he would have to be on his guard. After weighing the pros and cons, Minghe came to a decision.
Minghe looked at the fruits on the Star Tree of Origin and said, "Although there are 365 fruits, a lot of people will seize them. Perhaps some experts at the peak of the Fate Realm will also come. In this case, we perhaps can't grab the fruits, even if we take an action."
Hongjun looked at Minghe and said, "Minghe, let's be straightforward. Since you're here, you won't be willing to return empty-handed. It just isn't your style. Although the peak of the Fate Realm is powerful, I don't believe that you have no countermeasures. Since we've met here, we're predestined. Why don't we join hands to grab the fruits? Are you agreeable?"
Minghe listened to this and thought for a moment, and then, he nodded and answered, "Okay. Hongjun, I agree to join hands with you." Although Hongjun was not very credible, it was the best choice for Minghe to collaborate with him. Once the fierce war broke out, the scene would be chaotic. Until then, even if he arranged Four-pole Separation Evil Formation, it would probably not be effective. Hence, he could only depend on Anti- evil Axe, a Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos.
With the Anti-evil Axe, Minghe was powerful enough to fight to the end with experts at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm. When necessary, he would arrange Four-pole Separation Evil Formation. Even if he could not arrange the formation after being disturbed, those Separation Beasts used for formation were a strong military power. Most importantly, they did not fear death. In an emergency, they would not hesitate to destroy themselves. After all, Minghe had already possessed Four-pole Blood Evil Formation, which could replace them completely.
Although he agreed to collaborate with Hongjun, Minghe did not really believe that Hongjun was doing so merely for the fruits. In other words, Hongjun wanted more. So did Minghe. After all, the Fruits of Stars of Origin were not common Spiritual Fruits. Even if he stood here, Minghe could clearly feel the vital force of the Origin of Stars contained inside the fruits.
In the Starry Sky Region, all 365 primary stars, including the sun and the moon, were Avatars. Their real bodies were in the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Inconceivably, the Star Tree of Origin could absorb the Power of Stars emitted from the Avatars of the primary stars to form a fruit with a bit of power of the Origin of the primary stars.
Such a bit of power was priceless for any cultivators. Whether for cultivation or for refining weapons and elixir, these fruits were very effective, so they would attract so many people. Moreover, the fruits seemed not to come into the world for the first time. As time passed, more and more people would come here specially for them. Until then, a messy fight was unavoidable.
To the confusion of Minghe, there was no force scrambling for the Star Tree of Origin. He doubted if there were some secrets. With concerns, Minghe could not help but start to observe the tree carefully. He guessed that there must be something special so that the Spiritual Roots of Chaos could grow in the Starry Sky Region, but he did not notice it at that moment.
After Minghe agreed to cooperate, Hongjun said no more, but sat cross-legged in the Starry Sky and closed his eyes to rest and wait for the final maturity of the fruits. At that time, it was dangerous, so Hongjun had to ensure that he was at the best state. In doing so, he could deal with the fight, which could break out at any time. After a long time, Minghe's facial expression changed slightly. He finally understood that why the Star Tree of Origin could be safe and sound for so long. The tree seemed not to naturally grow in the Starry Sky Region but be planted here. From the Star Tree of Origin, Minghe could feel a bit of vital force of special limit.
Minghe had never seen this kind of limit, for which was not of Spiritual Treasure or tactical formation. When he sensed the limit, Minghe felt a mortal threat. As if he took an action against Star Tree of Origin, he would definitely die. Just because of this, Star Tree of Origin could grow safely in the Starry Sky Region.
However, Minghe could not imagine who would have planted such a valuable treasure here, and his purpose for doing it. Since the Star Tree of Origin could not move, only its fruits could move. He guessed that the man aimed to spread the fruits. He wondered if there were some secrets behind the fruits.
At the thought of this, Minghe made up his mind. When he returned to the Yun Ling Academy, he would read all records in the Library, to avoid repeating the same predicament next time. But now, the most important thing was to consider which fruits to scramble for. Honestly, Minghe wanted to contend for the two fruits, which represented the sun and the moon.
Chapter 404: The Dogfight Began
Of course, many people might covet the two fruits. Among them, there had to be some experts at the Peak of the Fate Realm, even experts of A Half Step to the Supreme Realm. It would probably be very difficult to grab the two fruits from right under their noses. Any carelessness would claim lives. Minghe certainly knew the risks.
Nobody could land on the sun and the moon in the Starry Sky Region. At least, on record, no creature had landed on them before. Perhaps only a few creatures could step on the two stars temporarily, but they could not sustain for a long time. Minghe roughly predicted that if he stepped on the two stars with his current Indestructible Demon Body, he would lose the ability to move, then die out in endless fire or cold air, and eventually perish.
If he could obtain the two fruits, take advantage of the Origin of the sun and the moon, and practice his Indestructible Demon Body to the extreme, Minghe might be able to survive in the two stars for a while. Meanwhile, he might be able to make a great fortune overnight, when everything above the sun and moon opened up for him. It was not simple to seize the two fruits. Leaving aside so many experts, Hongjun might target the two fruits. Although they had decided to collaborate, Minghe did not trust Hongjun. Moreover, he knew little about Hongjun. It could be risky to join forces with such a mysterious figure.
While it was risky, it could be beneficial. Hongjun's mystery also indicated that he was powerful. From his previous manner in the conversation, Minghe predicted that Hongjun might obtain some good Fated Chances, since he had come to the Battlefield of Gods and Demons for so long. As a result, Hongjun should now have some self-protection means at least. In cooperation with Hongjun, Minghe would feel less stressed.
And then, the next step was endless waiting. It was uncertain how long it would take for the fruits to mature fully. According to the present situation, it might take tens of thousands of years at least. During this period, more creatures would be attracted here. Until then, the fruits could not meet the needs of the people. It would be extremely difficult to grab the Fruits of Stars of the Origin.
Sitting cross-legged in the starry sky, Minghe also went into meditation. Because of the Star Tree of Origin, more and more Power of Stars gathered around. The star region had become a Holy Land of cultivation with intense Power of Stars, so Minghe would not miss such a good opportunity for cultivation.
After 60,000 years, the Star Tree of Origin had accelerated in absorbing the Power of Stars of the sun and the moon. Having sensed this sudden change, all who gathered there took tiny actions. Most of them began to gather in threes and fours. Some people of the same force also divided into many small groups. After all, when collaborating, people only trusted people familiar to them.
At this moment, Minghe and Hongjun opened eyes at the same time, and looked at the changing crowd. They looked at each other, the meaning of which was obvious. The fruits were about to ripen, so everyone who was attracted here could not wait anymore. Everyone had a goal, but the fruits were limited, so there would be a fierce battle.
In order to deter others, almost all people, more or less, showed some of their momentums. When countless momentums interacted in the starry sky, the atmosphere of the whole starry sky was uninspiring, as if the universe became very depressing, when the clouds gathered black above the sea before the storm. Although the atmosphere was quite strange, it was convenient for Minghe. He looked around and counted the number of people who were attracted here by the Star Tree of Origin. There were more than 8,000 people in total, including over 1,000 experts of the Fate Realm. Among them, five people were at the peak, nearly a hundred people were at the Late Stage, and the rest were at the Middle Stage and the Early Stage. Fortunately, there were no expert who reached A Half Step to the Supreme Realm.
Minghe finally understood that despite the fact that the Fruits of Stars of the Origin were very good, the efficacy was inversely proportional to a man's cultivation. Only a few experts at the peak of the Fate Realm came here. Thus, it could be seen that the fruits did little to entice experts who reached such a realm. He wondered why the five experts of such a realm came here.
Judging from their expressions, it was evident that they were targeting the two fruits with the Origin of the sun and the moon. Although he also aimed to obtain the two fruits, Minghe did not plan to take action at the beginning. All the five people were horrifyingly powerful. Without a formation, Minghe would be no match for them. Instead, he'd better reap the spoils when both sides were exhausted. When the situation changed on Minghe's side, Giant Beasts of Starry Sky in the huge star also stood up in succession. Meanwhile, they leaned back and roared, which shocked the starry sky and transmitted to a distant place hundreds of millions of miles away. Tremendous and violent momentums rose up to the sky, as if to terrorize those cultivators in the starry sky. The powerful momentum rushed at everyone like a huge wave.
The experts of the Fate Realm could withstand he shock of the momentum, but the others of the realm were not as lucky. Under the effect of the momentum, many people crushed to death, and others were injured. They stopped after retreating to a very distant place. They just wanted to reap the spoils in the dogfight, even the corpse of Giant Beast of Starry Sky. But now, it seemed that they were being too optimistic.
Seeing the situation, Minghe could not help shaking his head. As expected, greed was one of the original sins. Most of these people below the Fate Realm had reached Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm or Half Step to the Fate Realm. Although they were powerful enough, it was obvious that they were not capable of participating in this matter. They gathered here by taking a chance, so they paid a heavy price for it. Minghe ignored these people and focused on the huge star. Giant Beasts of Starry Sky's sudden motion indicated the beginning of a great battle. Minghe and others wanted to seize these fruits, but these beasts also wanted to do so. A fierce fighting was unavoidable.
Now, only less than 100,000 beasts gathered in the huge star. Among them were over 2,000 from the Fate Realm. In terms of quantity, Minghe's party had no advantage. The beasts had strong bodies, but they did not understand the Law of Weapons and Arrays. In this aspect, Minghe's party had the upper hand.
Although the beasts were numerous, only about 2,000 beasts whose bodies had reached the Fate Realm, could actually pose a threat to Minghe's party. However, the 100,000 beasts below the Fate Realm were merely a pile of cannon fodder. Even the cultivators at the Early Stage could kill them.
A pile of cannon fodder was inessential, but the 2,000-odd beasts were different. If they wanted to seize the fruits, Minghe's party had to eliminate them or rush across their camps to get close to the Star Tree of Origin. Even if they did one point of the two, they still needed to be cautious of other cultivators' attacks. After all, it was a battle over limited places. To get what he wanted, Minghe naturally needed some countermeasures. While he was pondering, Hongjun's voice suddenly came to his mind. "Minghe, the Fruits of Stars of the Origin will mature soon, so the fighting is bound to break out soon. At that time, I'll join hands with you, to seize the two fruits containing the Origin of the sun and the moon. The one representing the sun is for you, and the other representing the moon is for me. Do you agree?"
Minghe heard that and replied through the sound transmission. "The fighting is extremely dangerous. We need to be alert to those cultivators and beasts at the peak of the Fate Realm. They may also target the two fruits, so we should not stand out. We'd better seize other fruits first, and then wait for opportunities to seize the two fruits."
Upon hearing this, Hongjun nodded slightly. Obviously, he agreed with Minghe's suggestion. If someone stood out, he could become a target for all. Until then, they would not succeed easily. However, when Hongjun agreed to Minghe's plan, there was an imperceptible weird look in his eyes, which Minghe had never noticed.
Even if he noticed that, Minghe might not guess what Hongjun's was thinking. Fortunately, Minghe was on his guard against Hongjun. Of course, Hongjun had his own ideas. So did Minghe. Despite the apparent willingness to cooperate, they respectively had their own plans.
Minghe stared at all Giant Beasts of Starry Sky and noticed their behaviors. As a few roars sounded, he said in a low voice, "They are coming." Like an army, all beasts rushed at all the people, who were overshadowed by their huge bodies.
As the beasts moved, Minghe's party was naturally reluctant to show weakness, displaying endless Taoist Laws and Magic Weapons. However, Minghe and Hongjun also refused to admit being inferior. A huge Blood Qi Palmprint and countless Divine Beings Thunder dropped from the sky to hit those Giant Beasts of Starry Sky. For a moment, the whole starry sky was permeated in a bloody atmosphere.
Not too far away, many cultivators, who were forced to retreat by the beasts' momentums, could not help shivering at the sight of the scene. It was really a fighting filled with death. Their trust in luck had already disappeared in the smell of blood and sounds of roaring. Most people left by flying and diving down, because they were not able to withstand such a fight. Only a few people were not scared; instead, they were in high spirits. This was the difference between the strong and the weak.
Chapter 405: The Battle Continues
"Kill!" Minghe shouted and struck a fist out. Hundreds of Starry Sky Giant Beasts were smashed into a bloody fog, which Minghe collected to replenish the Evil Blood Aura in his Blood Pool. With more Evil Blood Aura, the Four-pole Blood Evil Formation would become stronger.
On this battlefield, the pervading Evil Blood Aura, particularly aura from the Fate Realm Starry Sky Giant Beasts, was good for Minghe's replenishment. It would greatly nourish the Puppets of the Blood God in the Four-pole Blood Evil Formation.
With great might, Hongjun was effortlessly performing the Divine Beings Thunder. Minghe could only marvel at the sight of this. "How great was that! The way he performed the Divine Beings Thunder was mighty and delicate." Minghe could not help becoming interested in Hongjun's power.
The Divine Beings Thunder was exceedingly powerful as well. When Minghe's holy thunder had evolved into the Holy Thunder of Destruction, the thunder was weaker than Hongjun's. Moreover, Minghe did not practice the Law of Thunder. Thus, Minghe gave the thunder to Heaven and Earth Taoist to blend it into the World of Heaven and Earth, making it the Divine Punishment of the World of Heaven and Earth.
After only a short time, only about 2,000 out of 100,000 Starry Sky Giant Beasts had survived. The beasts under the Fate Realm were eliminated in the blink of an eye as their corpses floated in the pervading Evil Blood Aura. What an excruciatingly touching scene! All that remained were Fate Realm Creatures. The real battle was about to begin.
In the pervading Evil Blood Aura, Minghe cast a Taoist Seal and softly sang: "In the name of the Blood Law, all evil return." Thus, all the floating Evil Blood Aura was drawn toward Minghe. Everyone was awed at the sight of this—even the masters at the Peak of the Fate Realm could not help glancing at Minghe.
However, many of them did not take it to heart. The move was mighty and they did sense a weird fluctuation of the Law of Blood, but it was not outstanding among the 3,000 laws. Thus, they would not see Minghe as a threat, even though he was at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm.
But Minghe certainly did not care about their opinions because he was wholeheartedly taking in the Evil Blood Aura left by the 100,000 Starry Sky Giant Beasts. How great the Evil Blood Aura was! Minghe could make a few Blood Seas in Untainted Land.
In just seconds, all the Evil Blood Aura was drained and the star region was crystal clear. But as the battle continued, Evil Blood Aura was produced again. Though low in quantity, its quality was much better than that of the 100,000 Starry Sky Giant Beasts. Minghe had to take it in as he fought.
As he was watching him, Hongjun failed to understand why Minghe collected the Evil Blood Aura. But he still stood beside Minghe to block every Starry Sky Giant Beast in their way. He collected every Starry Sky Giant Beast corpse because, after all, they were indeed valuable.
Along their way, they usually met with Starry Sky Giant Beasts in the Early Stage or Secondary Stage of the Fate Realm, for they had not yet reached the Starry Sky Giant Beasts' camp. They did not need to expend much effort to kill these kinds of beasts, but still, they were very formidable when both of them were being held back. Thus, they spent more time than expected to clear their way. As the battle continued for 100 years, Starry Sky Giant Beasts died and Cultivators perished. Starry Sky Giant Beasts at the Peak and Late Stage of the Fate Realm were the hardest to handle because of their strong bodies. Even if you were to have the help of Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, you would still have trouble eliminating them.
After 100 years, only 10 beasts and several hundred Cultivators had survived. However, the 10 beasts' bodies were at the Peak of the Fate Realm, while only five of the Cultivators were at the Peak of the Fate Realm. They had superior numbers but still found it hard to get rid of the beasts.
Thus, the five experts at the Peak of the Fate Realm handled the five Starry Sky Giant Beasts at the same level. The remaining people naturally collaborated to deal with the other five beasts. Since they were weaker in strength, they had to make it up by collaborating. But, the beasts were so strong that people sometimes died at their hands.
Seeing those dead people, the remaining ones faltered. At such cultivation, no one wanted to die in vain. Thus, they would rather stall than take risks. Moreover, when the Fruit of Stars of the Origin turned ripe, no one would care about the beasts, everyone would be scrambling for the fruit in a nasty fight. Minghe and Hongjun did not join them but only stood by. Though they could kill the beasts in collaboration and practice their Tao therein, it was time-wasting. Even those who did so were not exerting themselves.
They might as well take the time to regain their supernatural power to prepare for the final battle. Additionally, Minghe would not let go of the strong Evil Blood Aura floating in the Starry Sky. He had to collect the precious aura left by the dead Starry Sky Giant Beasts at the Fate Realm.
Another 100 years passed by and the fight was about to end. At that moment, a strong Power of Stars soared up from the Star Tree of the Origin, and a delicate map of the Starry Sky presented itself in front of everybody. No one could keep from looking at the map. Then, everyone including the Starry Sky Giant Beasts got excited because the fruit was finally ripe.
Minghe got excited too, not for the fruit but the map. Minghe had remembered the fleeting map deep in his mind. The map depicted the alignment of the moon, sun, and stars. It would not be a problem to rebuild the Cosmic Stars Formation if he could fully grasp the map. Despite his excitement, he knew that it was not the time for this. Now, everyone was dashing to the Star Tree of the Origin for the 365 Fruits of Stars of the Origin, especially the two bearing the Origin of the moon and sun. Every man and beast at the Peak of the Fate Realm was targeting them.
For the rest of the Cultivators, they knew clearly that the two fruits were out of their league, thus they had to aim for other fruit. Once they tried to lay a finger on the fruits of the moon and sun, the experts and Starry Sky Giant Beasts at the Peak of the Fate Realm would not spare them.
As the fruit riped, Minghe and Hongjun moved. Their two figures crossed the sky and left red and white lights. In a second, every survivor had landed beside the Star Tree of the Origin as everyone wanted the fruit. A hard fight was about to begin.
Between the fights, Minghe looked at the tree and discovered that it was indeed special. After a few hundred years of battle, it actually remained as intact as ever as not a single leaf had fallen. The limit on the Spiritual Roots of Chaos was extraordinary.
"Myriad Spirit Pagoda, capture!" A shout resounded. Minghe raised his head to see a senior Taoist holding a pagoda. He suddenly threw his pagoda into the wind, and then the pagoda quickly expanded to a few hundred feet long. The pagoda was shining with a golden light, but screams came out of it as if numerous ghosts had arrived.
Minghe took a closer look and discovered the seemingly golden pagoda was actually a Spiritual Treasure of chill, where many souls were kept. Those souls shrouded the pagoda with countless Evil Spirits. Captured by it, one would be devoured by the ghosts and never reincarnate. What an evil Magic Weapon!
The pagoda was pointed at him, but Minghe just smiled. The weapon was indeed remarkable, but still, it was a Low Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. It could not harm Minghe at all. The evil weapon said enough about its owner, but it was irrelevant to Minghe. Good and evil were just theories of those powerhouses and Minghe had never considered himself to be good.
Originally, Minghe had crushed several worlds in order for the World of Heaven and Earth to grow. All the Creatures of those worlds had died at Minghe's hands. Though most of them reincarnated in the World of Heaven and Earth, still, they had been killed once. Taking that into consideration, Minghe was much more evil. The Taoist and his pagoda could not compare at all.
Minghe reached out and a long pitch-black spear immediately appeared in his hand. He struck out and everything stopped. The pagoda cracked in the face of the spear, and more strangely, the souls inside the pagoda all turned into a flowing light and rushed into the spear. They had become nourishment for the spear. What a God-killing Spear that devoured all!
Chapter 406: The Battle Escalates
The God-killing Spear had been Minghe's most precious weapon throughout all these years because it could devour everything to enrich itself. That feature saved Minghe a lot of trouble. Refining Spiritual Treasures required a lot of materials, and higher-ranked treasures needed larger and more precious materials. It was a great obstacle for Minghe, who did not have a rich background.
If he was alone, it would not be such a problem. But Minghe had the Three Separations. The four of them made refining Spiritual Treasures much harder, and the World of Heaven and Earth was a material guzzler. Most of the resources that Minghe collected had nurtured the World of Heaven and Earth.
But the God-killing Spear was the most special weapon. Minghe repaired it in Untainted Land, making it swallow both Original Spirits and bodies. Thus, the spear could now evolve endlessly. Over the years in the Starry Sky Region, the God- killing Spear had devoured many Starry Sky Giant Beasts at the Fate Realm. Because of that, it had developed quickly into Minghe's first Mid-Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos.
One was a killing Mid-Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, the other was an inferior Low Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. You could imagine what happened when the two clashed. The owners were at different levels as well. At the same Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, the senior Taoist was still much weaker than Minghe.
It's no use crying over spilled milk. The senior Taoist failed and lost a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. He spat out blood when his treasure was destroyed, leaving him no time for regret. A sword swung by, and it would not have been any use for him to even defend against it now.
Minghe looked at the owner of the sword and discovered that it was his partner, Hongjun. The long sword in Hongjun's hand glittered like frost and snow. Minghe, who mastered the Tao of refining weapons, saw that it was a Top Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, and the refining pattern was different from that of Hongjun's Zixiao Palace. It did not seem that Hongjun had refined it, thus, he must have had his own Fated Chances.
Minghe did not mind Hongjun's attack, after all, he would not try to be a hero and play one-on-one. It was understandable in this crazy world. As the spear trembled, an Evil Spirit dragon crawled out to gulp down the senior Taoist. The corpse of a Cultivator at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm was actually valuable.
The killing continued. As Minghe collaborated with Hongjun, even a dozen Cultivators at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm could not compare to them, but instead were killed by them. Thus, everybody started to pay attention to them, and Cultivators at the Early and Secondary Stage of the Fate Realm did not dare to mess with them anymore as they did not want to die.
Although those at the Early or Secondary Stage did not dare to, someone had to step forward. This time, their opponent was a master at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm. He had red hair and was dressed in black, giving out a heavy killing intent. He did not look easygoing, and everyone gasped in his presence.
"He is Blood Asura Taoist Zuo Qiu. They're in big trouble."
"The Blood Asura? Taoist Zuo Qiu? Who is that? Is he famous?"
"Of course he is! Don't you know the Blood Asura? How ignorant! It's an earth-level force in Central Region called the Underworld Mansion. It's the most famous and strangest earth- level force. They don't have any base, but they have many connections in town. They get paid to kill. They would even kill Core Disciples of sky-level forces for money."
"Those two really are in danger. The Blood Asura is even well- known in the Central Region."
Hearing them talk, Minghe and Hongjun did not show the slightest fear, but just obscure smiles. "What? The Blood Asura?" Minghe thought it was weird. Everyone had to know that Minghe was the Ancestor of the Asura Tribe in Untainted Land. He could remake an entire new Asura Tribe in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons if he wanted to.
The Blood Asura felt the defiance in their smiles. But, he also put on a smile as his eyes flashed with a murderous feeling. His smile was full of hair-raising killing intent. The other people also felt that intent and fell back in order to not get involved.
The Blood Asura fixed his murderous eyes on Minghe and Hongjun. Then, he said in a low voice wearing that scary smile, "The two of you are funny. You don't show any fear of me. It's great, I like that. I like people like you, and I'll like it more when you start to fear. The killing is about to begin."
Minghe and Hongjun exchanged a glance as if they were communicating. The Blood Asura became furious when they ignored him like that. He struck out his blood-red machete, and the blade Qi turned into numerous bloodied spiritual dragons that overwhelmingly went at the two people. In an instant, the air full of killing intent pervaded the sky.
The Blood Asura did live up to his fame. His bloodied machete was a Top Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos similar to Hongjun's sword, and it seemed to exceed Hongjun's. The power of the machete was further strengthened by its owner's Law of Killing. An ordinary Cultivator at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm would probably be injured, if he could even survive.
Facing such attacks, Minghe and Hongjun remained calm without the slightest hint of fear. Then, Hongjun took a small step and reached out, and a chessboard appeared in his hand. Hongjun sang: "The world is a chessboard, and everything within it is its pawn." In a flash, the chessboard became gigantic against the Starry Sky. "Transform!" Another song was heard. The blade Qi immediately stopped in the air and collapsed at the chessboard in the form of pawns. Lines on the chessboard crossed the three people. Minghe, Hongjun, and the Blood Asura were the players in this extraordinary life-and-death game.
"What a Heaven and Earth game!" Minghe could not help being amazed. That was not an ordinary chessboard. It was a Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos in the aspect of Spiritual Treasures, and it was also a Tactical Field in the aspect of tactical formations. Minghe, Hongjun, and the Blood Asura were all in the formation, and the tactical formation went by a strange name.
Its name was the Universal Life and Death Chess. Once you were in the formation, you could only escape by killing someone else or destroying the chessboard. And what was even more special was that it would transfer the luck of the dead man to the one who was living. Thus, it was widely acclaimed amongst many forces.
There were always disagreements within a force. And if one occurred that was irreconcilable, a life and death duel would be held. The duel usually took place in a tactical formation like the Universal Life and Death Chess. That way, they would not waste a disciple's cultivation.
But Hongjun's chessboard was different from the Life and Death Platform. In the Life and Death Platform, both of the players were pawns that were not in control, while here, Hongjun was able to do that. For the first time, the Blood Asura panicked. Apparently, he did not expect it, but fortunately, the tactical formation was not a major attacking one, otherwise, he would have been doomed.
Hongjun ignored the Blood Asura and spat another word: "Restore!" Then, the pawns turned back into blade Qi and slashed right at the Blood Asura himself. The Blood Asura's countenance changed, and he wielded his machete. The clashes of the numerous blade Qi were ear-piercing.
The blade Qi clashed and vanished. The Blood Asura narrowed his eyes and wore an angry face. It was such a humiliation to be hit by his own blade Qi. He had taken a wrong step to let his opponent take advantage of his own move. Now, it was not easy for him to control it. But he was about to fight back. He would acquire all their luck so long as he could kill them. However, before he could dream, he was awoken to reality. When all the blade Qi had vanished, a giant axe chopped at him. He was immediately alert and parried with his machete. Other than the clashes, he also heard a crisp sound of cracking.
Though he had warded off the axe, the Blood Asura showed no delights at all. Seeing his old machete, his face turned pale. Under the hit, his machete broke and cracks crawled onto its blade. He was greatly affected by the damage of his Spiritual Treasure.
The Blood Asura lifted his head to look at Minghe and Hongjun, traceless of the arrogance and fury that had been on his face. There was only awe and fear now. Two Highest Grade Spiritual Treasures of Chaos appeared out of the blue. But the scariest part was the Blood Asura did not know if it was their best strike. The only thing he knew was this might be his fate.
Chapter 407: Picking Fruit
Suddenly, a formation emerged out of the Starry Sky. The people were slightly startled because they saw that the tactical formation was formidable. The tactical formation was lightly covered by Hongjun, imperceptible from the outside. Someone had to be very confident to use this formation. It looked like the Blood Asura was out of luck.
Inside the formation, Minghe, who held the Anti-evil Axe, looked at the surprised Blood Asura and said, "Hongjun, let's save some time. We should destroy him now. The Fruits of Stars of the Origin have ripened, it would be a waste to miss them. Let's do this quickly." Everything changed fast and they did not have time for the Blood Asura.
"Ah!" Minghe shouted and waved his Anti-evil Axe. The axe, full of destruction and death, hacked toward the Blood Asura. The vital force of the Law of Killing and Law of Blood shone on the blade. This time, Minghe was determined to eliminate the Blood Asura with Hongjun.
As Minghe acted, Hongjun did not hesitate to use his chessboard. He chanted: "The game is set, and everything within it is its piece. Attack!" Just as he finished, many stripes of silver wires emerged out of nowhere and rushed at the Blood Asura. The silver wires were moving eerily and, thus, were hard to ward off.
The Blood Asura finally panicked at the combined attack. Minghe's axe and Hongjun's silver wires had made him feel that he was in great danger. He had the same feeling before when facing a life and death situation. However, he was not sure if he could survive this time.
Thus, the Blood Asura could only fight hard. He fetched another Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, which was a bloodied umbrella that was a Low Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. The umbrella covered him and temporarily protected him from the silver wires. Though Hongjun's attack was parried, Minghe did not stop.
With nowhere to hide, the Blood Asura could only confront his enemy. But he failed to ward off Minghe's axe with a broken Top Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos and another Low Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. When the axe retracted, the machete had been chipped further. The umbrella also became dark and cracked. The Blood Asura himself also did not feel good. Without his solid cultivation at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm and the aggressive Divine Laws he had been practicing, he would have been badly injured. He realized he would be worn out to death this way. Only by fighting back could he find a chance to live.
"What?" The Blood Asura gasped, and his countenance changed. The silver wires had coiled around him somehow. He was unable to move and his umbrella had also been broken through. He looked at the two people and discovered that Minghe had retracted the axe as if he had already won.
Minghe looked at the trapped Blood Asura and shook his head. He then closely watched the formation and found that it was not a simple Universal Life and Death Chess. Additionally, it contained the Great Way of the Puppet. The silver wires were avatars of the Law of Puppets, and the Divine Law waves were crystal clear.
Minghe glanced at Hongjun's chessboard and said, "Hongjun, your chessboard is really amazing. It seals tactical formations and it's a Magic Weapon refined by the Law of Puppets. It can turn anything into its puppet. I envy you. Alright, let's finish this in case something happens outside. I don't want to ruin our plan and waste our time." Hongjun nodded as he started to refine the Blood Asura into a puppet. He smiled and said, "Don't be. Your axe is awesome too. It resembles the Pangu Axe a little. You must have collected Evil Spirits from many shattered worlds. You really live up to the Rakshasa name." .
Minghe did not reply. He fetched the Anti-evil Axe, while Hongjun took out his Formation Chessboard. Neither of them knew what each other's secret weapon was, but undoubtedly they were holding something back. They collaborated, but at the same time, they took necessary precautions. They might have to turn against each other at the final moment.
As the formation disappeared, Minghe and Hongjun revealed themselves. People were surprised that the battle had ended so soon, but actually, they did not have time for that. Hongjun and Minghe could only be threats to them, since all of them wanted the Fruits of Stars of the Origin.
Minghe and Hongjun observed for a while and discovered that the experts and beasts at the Peak of the Fate Realm were already beside the Star Tree of the Origin. They aimed at the two fruits bearing the sun and moon Origin. As for other fruits, they did not even bother to check. Apparently, they only wanted those two. There were only two fruits, but five humans and 10 beasts were scrambling for them. As one attacked, the others blocked it. Minghe and Hongjun were glad to see that. They had planned to pick the fruits when a deadlock like this happened. However, they only had one shot. If they failed, they would have to leave. Otherwise, they would be the target of the five humans and 10 beasts at the Peak of the Fate Realm. Their fury would not be so easy to handle.
In the heat of the battle, Minghe did not try to pick the two special fruits, but he aimed at the rest. He dashed to pick them, and the others acted as well. Other than the two special ones, there were only 363 fruits. Not every one of the 700 people present could get one.
Minghe held out his hand and a large supernatural-power- formed hand reached out to the Star Tree of the Origin. The hand grabbed and collected four Fruits of Stars of the Origin. Minghe smiled and drew his hand back. He saw four different sized fruits that gave out the mesmerizing vital force of the Origin of Stars.
Minghe's gain made many people jealous. He had just picked four at once. There were not enough of the Fruits of Stars of the Origin, so people naturally felt annoyed at Minghe's actions. But no one wanted to mess with him yet. After all, there were still lots of fruits on the tree.
Minghe knew what they thought of him. But he was not afraid, he knew that he could walk away unharmed even without Hongjun. Thus, he had not held back and picked four at once. Moreover, he would not stop there. The Fruits of Stars of the Origin were too precious to miss. He did not know when the next time would be.
Everyone fought for the fruits. What a crazy fight it was! Minghe and Hongjun acted between the fights. The 363 fruits were not enough for everyone. After just a few seconds, there were only two fruits left on the tree. The rest had all been taken.
Minghe had picked twice and gained nine fruits, which was rewarding. The large and dense power of stars and the power of the origin of its stars were really precious. However, Minghe
had not decided how to use it yet. "To cultivate, or to blend them into the cosmic stars of the World of Heaven and Earth?" It was a tough call.
Regardless of that, the most important thing to do now was to snatch the final two fruits. Those two were the real deal. But one thing puzzled Minghe. At the time that everyone was snatching, Hongjun was not. He did not even pick one Fruit of Stars of the Origin. "Does Hongjun look down upon the other fruits?"
"But that can't be." Doubts filled Minghe's mind. Though they could not compare, the rest of the fruits were still unusual Treasures of Heaven and Earth. The fruits would greatly benefit Hognjun, who was at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm. Hongjun had to have a reason.
Hongjun's inaction left Minghe full of doubt. He and Hongjun were both born in the Ninth Period, and Hongjun was the incarnation of a Rakshasa. But Minghe did not believe that Hongjun was too powerful to care about the Fruits of Stars of the Origin. Thus, Minghe found it hard to imagine how profound Hongjun was.
"Did Hongjun have his Fated Chance on the Battlefield of Gods and Demons?" It was possible. There indeed were lots of Fated Chances on the battlefield. Even now, there were numerous treasures that were left by the ancestors. You could never tell when a treasure would fall from the sky, making you rich
overnight. Of course, there was another possibility that Hongjun was planning on something greater than the Fruits of Stars of the
Origin. "But other than the remaining fruits, there are only fruits of the moon and sun. Apart from that, is it... the Star Tree of the Origin?" A thought struck Minghe. "Does Hongjun want the tree?"
Chapter 408: The State of Mind Warning
The idea clung to Minghe's mind since its inception. The Star Tree of the Origin had been growing in the Starry Sky Region for many hundreds of millions of years. Anyone who had laid a finger on it was dead, with no exception. The limit on the Star Tree of the Origin could kill anyone, including experts at the Half Step to the Supreme Realm.
Though Hongjun had secret weapons and Fated Chances on the Battlefield of Gods and Demons as well, few would believe he could get the Star Tree of the Origin. Hongjun was at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm and only had a few Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, which could not compete with those at the Half Step to the Supreme Realm at all.
Hongjun's plan for the tree should be a total failure. Minghe should have set aside those thoughts right away, but he did not. He actually believed in them. People would consider him crazy if they found that out.
But Minghe really was a crazy man. In Untainted Land, he would turn into a Rakshasa. He would bear the Divine Punishment with his body. Under his enemies' noses, he could pass tribulation. In the presence of the Way of Heaven, he could slaughter a Sage. Moreover, he would swallow the Origin when Untainted Land was shattering. Everything that he did was crazy.
While Hongjun did not often show his face in Untainted Land, he was not any less crazy than Minghe. Even Minghe did not dare to swallow the Way of Heaven of Untainted Land, but Hongjun did it anyway. If not for Minghe, Hongjun would have succeeded in his crazy plan.
Craziness had always been in Minghe's and Hongjun's bones. Those two would not miss an opportunity, even when they had to risk their lives. The practice was to fight against the world— one would achieve nothing if he followed the rules. If Hongjun had set his mind on the tree, Minghe would not be too surprised. After all, the Spiritual Roots of Chaos of the tree were extraordinary.
No matter how many opportunities there were, Minghe had prepared himself. He had to be cautious of Hongjun because he had been acting weird. After all, it was a critical situation concerning the Star Tree of the Origin. Looking back, Minghe felt that Hongjun might have a reason to have offered the collaboration. No matter how hard the wind blew, Minghe stood his ground. He could not stop others' plotting, but he could equip himself with strength and methods. If Hongjun should turn against him, Minghe would show him no mercy and fight to the death.
There were only two fruits, but no one had picked them. They all looked into the distance. Five people and 10 Starry Sky Giant Beasts at the Peak of the Fate Realm were still tangled in the fight. They fought so hard that they would have destroyed everything in their way but for the limit on the tree.
Minghe and Hongjun stood back to watch the battle. It was not easy to find the perfect timing to snatch the final two fruits. They had to find it to grab the fruits and leave soon, lest they get besieged.
However, there was still some trouble. Just now, Minghe grabbing nine fruits made people angry, so some people decided to argue, who were five masters at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm. Those at the Early and Middle Stage of the Fate Realm might also be jealous, but they could only watch since they were too weak.
Minghe was not surprised. It was natural that the precious Fruits of Stars of the Origin would draw some attention. Only an ordinary man was off the radar. Minghe was too strong to care about jealousy. Five Cultivators at the Late Stage of the Fate Realm could not harm him at all unless they had treasures like the Four-pole Separation Evil Formation. Otherwise, it would be useless.
One of them stepped forward and said to Minghe, "My Fellow Taoist, there are not many Heaven and Sky treasure fruits. We all scrambled for them, but you alone got nine. We want five fruits from you as a friendly gift. What do you think about that?"
Minghe was looking off into the distance and just shot a glance over as someone spoke. Then, he looked back at the battle in the distance. Hongjun also ignored them. They were watching the Star Tree of the Origin closely, taking no interest in other things.
The five men became annoyed. It had been years since someone had ignored them like that. Moreover, those two were just at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, but despised them publicly. They felt embarrassed and could not take such humiliation. Another one of them snapped. "Don't make us force you. You and your friend are only at the Middle Stage. We don't know what you used to kill the Blood Asura. But do you think you can use that against us? You'd better hand it over if you don't want any trouble."
Minghe frowned as he was focused on both the battle and Hongjun. He needed a plan to steal the fruit and to prepare for Hongjun's possible betrayal. He did not have time for that, but these unsensible people really made him annoyed.
"Annoyed? Why is that?" Minghe could not help frowning. It had been years since Minghe felt anxiety. "Why now? Is it because of those guys? It can't be." In the aspect of temperament cultivation, Minghe was a master. It was impossible to feel anxiety from only people's words and intentions.
But this feeling of anxiety was real. He tried to find out why, but it was in vain. Moreover, the feeling sharpened over time. It baffled Minghe until it suddenly faded away.
"It's the State of Mind warning." Minghe's countenance slightly changed just for a little while. Minghe had not experienced that kind of State of Mind warning for a long time. It was the sign of danger. It was stronger than ever, as if a life- threatening attack was imminent, which really puzzled Minghe.
Here, whether they were Starry Sky Giant Beasts or Cultivators at the Peak of the Fate Realm, they could not pose a life-or-death threat to Minghe. They might have methods, but Minghe had secret weapons as well. He could still manage a narrow escape even though they had Half Step to the Supreme Realm treasures.
But the feeling was so intense that Minghe had to find the source of it. Because he had failed to track it down, he could only guess. He knew that he was formidable and few things could put his life in danger.
The tactical formation at the Half Step to the Supreme Realm, the Half Supreme Treasure of Chaos, and the tempting Spiritual Roots of Chaos on the Star Tree of the Origin were both possibilities. Those two were not deadly as long as Minghe exploded a Four-pole Separation Evil Formation for a narrow escape.
The remaining one was the Star Tree of the Origin. Its limit could even kill Half Step to the Supreme Realm experts. Its history still remained unknown to all forces, which was the most mysterious part of the tree. However, the Star Tree of the Origin would not attack first. So where could the threat come from?
Because the State of Mind had warned him, Minghe naturally took precautions, not only against others but also the tree and, most especially, against Hongjun. Every time that he met Hongjun, Hongjun was more mysterious than before. Thus, Minghe had to guard against him more and more. In such cases, Minghe could not be too careful.
Now, he needed to take care of the five desperate people. He had to do it neatly lest they get in the way when he scrambled for the final two Fruits of Stars of the Origin. Additionally, their actions might encourage other experts at the same level to follow suit. Thus, he needed to do it quickly.
Minghe glanced at them and snapped in a deep voice, "Get lost!" His words were full of killing intent. Just as he uttered them, everything changed and black snowflakes fell from the sky, bringing more killing intent. In a flash, a mighty Vital Force of Destruction burst from inside Minghe and a pitch-black axe emerged in his hand. People were all stunned by that Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. They did not expect for Minghe to have such a Magic Weapon. It was no wonder that he was able to kill the Blood Asura. He must have used the axe. However, the axe did not scare them away. Instead, more people gathered around him. Even the tangling experts at the Peak of the Fate Realm noticed the axe.
Chapter 409: Minghe's Action
A Spiritual Treasure of Chaos at the Highest Grade was not a usual Magic Weapon. Even only two of the five Cultivators at the Peak of the Fate Realm had one. Therefore, when Minghe suddenly took out one, he had to attract the others' attention. They even intended to give up on the Fruits of Stars of the Origin, and instead, planned to steal that Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos.
However, they tried to control their impulsions. They knew that a Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos was precious, but not everyone could own one. Otherwise, the three of them could also have one. In addition to having a profound background, one needed to refine one by himself or meet with some Fated Chance so that he could own one.
Being only at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, Minghe could own a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos at the Highest Grade, which could have been given to him by an elder. It was not likely that he could refine it by himself, neither was meeting with a Fated Chance likely. If it was given to him by elders, it was desperately serious. The one who could hand out a Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos to his younger generation had to be at the Half Step to the Supreme Realm or Peak of the Fate Realm at least. And if someone was hiding around to protect Minghe, they might go out for wool and come home shorn.
Be that as it may, there had to be someone who was willing to take the risk for those valuable treasures. One of the five Cultivators took action directly toward Minghe, some were also eager to do something, and some planned to wait for the right moment. This even attracted the Cultivators at the Peak of the Fate Realm. They would not miss any opportunity.
Minghe would not let them hurt him, swinging his Anti-evil Axe several times with a few powerful streaks of light shooting at that Cultivator. The latter one reacted immediately. Though Minghe was only at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm, his Anti-evil Axe was a real Spiritual Treasure of Chaos of the Highest Grade and its power was unique and unstoppable.
That Cultivator activated his treasures immediately to resist the light of the axe. But he did not notice there was a slight wave behind him. A space door opened suddenly and a huge claw stretched out toward him. When he realized the danger, it was too late. With just a few breaths, he died and then went on Yellow Spring Road. His efficient action made everyone present shocked. Could it be said that the Cultivators at the Fate Realm were that easy to kill? Even a Cultivator at the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm could kill one. It was unbelievable. Though he did not rely on his own strength, the result was obvious, and the death of that Cultivator was like a bucket of cold water that extinguished their greed. They had already given up on their desires to steal the Anti-evil Axe.
Though the giant beast only showed up for a few seconds, they realized that Minghe was dangerous and mysterious. The Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, the Law of Space, and that Separation Beast at the Peak of the Fate Realm all made everyone there stunned. Nobody dared to covet Minghe's treasures, nor did the five Cultivators at the Peak of the Fate Realm.
Anyone who could refine a Chaotic Ominous Beast at the Peak of the Fate Realm into a Separation Beast had to be an expert at the Peak of the Fate Realm at least. Besides that, anyone who could give a Separation Beast to his younger generation had to be an even tougher guy. With this Separation Beast, Minghe already had enough force to fight against them, let alone that they did not know if he had some other cards in his hand. Noticing this situation, Hongjun was a little bit shocked. He did not believe that this Separation Beast that suddenly appeared was the only card in Minghe's hand. Knowing Minghe's character, he would not expose his best card so easily.
Since that was the case, Hongjun would not be willing to wait. He said in a light voice, "Minghe, let's do it." Then, he rushed out first. Hearing his words, Minghe was struck dumb for a second and then followed him. Though he did not know why Hongjun started taking action at this moment, he had to take a corresponding action.
The action of Minghe and Hongjun shocked everyone there. They did not expect that the two of them would intend to get the last two Fruits of Stars of the Origin, while the other 15 Cultivators at the Peak of the Fate Realm also planned to get the two fruits. Therefore, the rushing action of those two astonished everyone.
At the same time, someone also congratulated himself because he did not attack Minghe just now. Otherwise, he would have been killed like that dead Cultivator. Minghe and Hongjun could fight against the Cultivators at the Peak of the Fate Realm. And it was obvious that those two had not taken out their best cards yet. Otherwise, they would not have dared to rush out directly. The Starry Sky Giant Beasts and the five experts at the Peak of the Fate Realm were all shocked as they did not expect that those two would dare to steal the last two Fruits of Stars of the Origin with them. Anger, extreme anger filled their minds. It was a provocation from someone weaker to an expert, so they became enraged.
They did not plan to provoke Minghe because they could not be fully guaranteed to win. But now, since Minghe started to attack them directly, they would not be polite. After all, they were experts at the Peak of the Fate Realm, so they would not be afraid of anyone's provocation. They would not care even if they knew he might have a profound background.
In order to get the two Fruits of Stars of the Origin, Minghe and Hongjun needed to at least temporarily beat back the five Cultivators and 10 beasts in front of them. However, it would not easy to beat them back or resist their attacks even if Minghe activated his Four-pole Separation Evil Formation.
Suddenly, Minghe looked at Hongjun, who arrived at the Star Tree of Origin first, and his eyes turned abstruse. Since Hongjun had taken action, he had to have more cards in his hand. Minghe was curious about Hongjun's plan. It was not easy to strive for some time to get the Fruits of Stars of the Origin. When Minghe was guessing what Hongjun intended to do, the latter was starting his action. He took out his Universal Life and Death Chess again, covering the five Cultivators and 10 beasts. Hongjun and Minghe were outside the formation, and Hongjun said in a hurry, "Minghe, go and get the fruits quickly. This formation won't last long."
Inside the formation, the five Cultivators and 10 beasts all were enraged. They did not expect that Hongjun initiated this formation to waste their time. Although the Universal Life and Death Chess Formation was mysterious, they could break it in a second if they joined hands. However, when they were inside the formation, they thought highly of themselves. Numerous puppets rushed toward them, with some of them even being at the Peak of the Fate Realm.
Minghe took a look at the situation inside the formation and a light flashed by his eyes. Without any hesitation, Minghe activated his supernatural power and got the last Fruits of Stars of the Origin. However, Minghe did not feel happy, but a strong sense of crisis overcame him. It seemed that some fatal danger would come soon. What the hell was it?
Looking at Hongjun, Minghe suddenly discovered that Hongjun's face was full of smiles and he did not care about the breaking formation, but went to the Star Tree of the Origin alone. Hongjun stretched out his hand and a glittering and translucent sword appeared in his hand. He read a formula: "Time is like a blade, fading away fast. This branch is destined for me. My Fated Sword can cut off everything. Cut it off!"
Shocked! Everyone there was shocked. They had not expected for Hongjun's target to be a branch of the Star Tree of the Origin. In their eyes, this behavior was just courting death. Many Cultivators had tried this before, but no one had lived.
But Minghe saw it clearly and he had not expected that Hongjun had mastered both the Law of Time and Fate. This also proved what Minghe had thought before that Hongjun did not plan to steal the Fruits of Stars of the Origin, but a branch of the Star Tree of Origin.
Hongjun was experienced and astute indeed. The power of time could wear down taboos, while the Law of Fate judged that the branch of the Star Tree of the Origin was related to his fate. Then, he would activate his power of fate to cut off a branch. The sword in his hand was also unique, which was a Half Chaotic Supreme Treasure. It was full of the power of fate, which had to be the real card in his hand. Only if he could get a branch of the Star Tree of Origin could he grow the same one, even though it could take a long time and needed quite a lot of treasures to foster it. But if he did make it, it would be really valuable even when he reached the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. After all, the Fruits of Stars of the Origin originally came from the primary stars of Heaven in the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
In a flash, the Power of Time had worn down the Restricting Power, but it seemed that more than 100 million years had passed by. Right at that moment, Hongjun waved his sword suddenly. "Crack!" A branch was cut off. It had to be the first time that this Star Tree of the Origin had a branch cut off. Following that, horrible restricting attacks came from the Star Tree of the Origin.
When this powerful Restricting Power rushed toward Hongjun, he was not in a hurry, but he formed a Taoist Seal in his hand. He read a formula: "Based on the aura, fate is my wheel. Move!" As his words were completed, the Restricting Power that attacked Hongjun originally almost turned to the other Cultivators, but only little part moved toward Hongjun.
Most of the Restricting Power was divided into hundreds of pieces, rushing toward all the Cultivators, including the five Cultivators and 10 beasts. Of course, Minghe was one of them— he even received the biggest part. It was the time of life and death.
Chapter 410: Hongjun's Action
Though the Restricting Power was divided into hundreds of parts, it could easily kill an expert at the Half Step to the Supreme Realm. Its power was able to reach the Supreme Realm, so even a small part of it would have horrible power that could easily kill a cultivator at the Late or Peak Stage of the Fate Realm.
The part that Minghe was confronting was the largest. Just now, in order to mislead the Restricting Power of the Star Tree of the Origin that many cultivators had attacked, Hongjun used the Law of Fate to lead the aura, which was the remaining vital force here when all the cultivators were picking the Fruits of Stars of the Origin. Therefore, the Restricting Power fought back against all the cultivators around. Minghe had picked 11, so he had left behind the most aura. In his Karma, he would face the largest part of the Restricting Power.
Even though it had been divided into hundreds of parts, each one was horrible. Even the power of the weakest part was at the Peak Stage of the Fate Realm. Minghe had to face the power that was at least at the Half Step to the Supreme Realm, or even at the Peak Stage of the Half Step to the Supreme Realm, which Minghe could not resist. Just for a second, the Starry Sky was full of a bloody mist. A continuous sound of explosions shocked Heaven and Earth. Magic Weapons started exploding and creatures were destroyed. But the initiator was safe and standing in the Starry Sky. He looked at the scene of destruction without any expression on his face, as if all that was not his doing. He left in silence when he felt no vital force of any Creatures.
"Heaven and Earth are supreme. The spaces are connected...
"Karma and reincarnation can distort everything..."
Two slight sounds rang out among the explosions, but were immediately covered up by the roaring of another explosion. When everything was done, there was nothing in this Starry Sky. Everything was gone, including the huge star and Star Tree of the Origin. If not for the remnants of horrible Evil Spirit that remained, nobody could tell a bloody war had taken place there.
. In a splendid palace in the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, a handsome man opened his eyes with a starry light inside them. He took on a playful smile and murmured, "Oh? Interesting. Someone could cut off a part of that tree. Interesting... someone even dared to take action. Interesting... what a tricky technique. I never thought that someone like this could stay in the Medium Layer. Do I have a chance to meet you here?"
On a star in the Starry Sky Region, Hongjun was standing facing the wind and figured out something using his fingers. It seemed that he was predicting something. The wave of the Law of Fate was shining in his hands. After a while, Hongjun stopped, frowned again, and then relaxed. He sighed and said, "Is fate not wretched? Alas!"
Hongjun turned back to the huge palace behind him, whose plaque read "Zixiao Palace". But it was different from the one on the Holy Heaven Peak. This Zixiao Palace was a Mid-Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos and full of the Tao. Some mysterious Talisman Symbols were engraved on it and something seemed to be hiding inside. Inside the main hall, there stood a young sapling that was swallowing and breathing in the Power of Stars. It grew slowly and plenty of treasures with abundant Power of Stars were placed around it. This had to be Hongjun's arrangement. He arranged a tactical formation with plenty of treasures with the Power of Stars to support the growth of the Star Tree of the Origin sapling.
Furthermore, there was a miraculous power running around the sapling. If Minghe was there, he could immediately tell it was the Power of Time. The fading speed of time around the sapling was 10 times faster than in the outside world. This was why after only 1,000 years since that horrible battle, the branch that Hongjun had gotten could already grow into a young sapling. Usually, it would take 10,000 years to grow like this.
Sitting cross-legged on the platform where he used to do his teaching, Hongjun did not seem happy. He sighed again when looking at the sapling of the Star Tree of the Origin. "Alas, what a pity about those Fruits of Stars. If I had them, my young sapling could grow faster, and so could its Origin."
In order to foster his own Star Tree of the Origin, Hongjun had cut off a branch of the main tree in the last battle, which contained a little Origin of the Star Tree of the Origin. Because of this, it was able to grow so quickly.
Having used up plenty of treasures, Hongjun finally cultivated it into a sapling. Fortunately, he got something in return. However, due to getting this branch of the Star Tree of the Origin, he had given up the chance to pick any Fruits of Stars of the Origin, so the tree had not been infected with Hongjun's vital force. Otherwise, he might have been attacked by the tree and gotten irreversibly hurt.
By the time he cut off the branch, the Star Tree of the Origin only felt a weak piece of his vital force. If he went to pick the Fruits of Stars like the others did, he would not have been able to resist the Restricting Power with a Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos. Of course, the reason why Hongjun did not get hurt was that he used his chessboard to defend that attack.
It seemed to be a loss to trade a Highest Grade Spiritual Treasure of Chaos for the Star Tree of the Origin sapling, but actually, Hongjun had gained a lot. By the time this sapling had grown into a Star Tree of the Origin and blossomed fruits, he could foster more and more Star Trees of the Origin. Though it would take a long time for the tree to blossom, time was nothing for Hongjun as his cultivation got higher and higher. Though the sapling of the Star Tree of the Origin was young, its speed of swallowing and breathing in the power of cosmic stars was astonishing. Furthermore, it could even directly attract the Power of Stars from the Void to support its growth, which was not the power from the Starry Sky Region, but the power of the cosmic stars from the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Though it was not much, the power was amazing.
Therefore, the Star Tree of the Origin had to have an inseparable connection with the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, while the Fruits of Stars of the Origin were nourished by the power of the cosmic stars from the High Layer. Now, the sapling of the Star Tree of the Origin was young, and those powers of cosmic stars became the nutrients for its Origin to grow.
Fortunately, due to the time fading, a lot of time to grow this young sapling would be saved. Observing the 10-times-faster speed of time fading, Hongjun felt a little bit helpless. In order to cut off a branch of the Star Tree of the Origin, Hongjun had activated infinitely great time fading directly to consume the Restricting Power of that branch.
But he also paid a lot—even nearly exceeding what he could afford. For only that time, Hongjun not only wasted quite a lot of rare resources, but also hurt his own Origin. Up until now, Hongjun still had not yet recovered and it might take him 10 to 20,000 years more to completely recover.
For being at such a high level, each Closed Door Meditation would cost Hongjun a million years. If he wanted to make further progress, it would take an even longer time. Fortunately, Hongjun mastered the Law of Time, which could accelerate the fading speed of time. It saved him much time for cultivating. Maybe he could completely recover in 10,000 years.
It seemed to be a little bit unworthy to pay that heavy in exchange for such a small sapling. But in Hongjun's eyes, this sapling would be greatly beneficial. When it grew into a Star Tree of the Origin, it would help him and deliver power to him in the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. When he got to the High Layer, it would play a great role. Therefore, it was a long-term investment.
The power of cosmic stars from the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was the best nutrient for Star Tree of the Origin to blossom. But what if this tree was fostered in the High Layer? It could swallow 10 million times more power of cosmic stars than it could in the Medium Layer. And at that time, the Fruits of Stars of the Origin that blossomed on this tree would be incredible treasures.
In fact, Hongjun had the same question that Minghe had. Who had put such a precious Fruit of Stars of the Origin in the Medium Layer and arranged that horrible limit on it? Besides, this tree would show up nearly every 3.65 million years in different places.
After that horrible battle, the tree disappeared along with that planet. Actually, there was a super Transmitting Formation arranged on this planet. When all the fruits had been picked, the entire planet would be transferred and no one could stop it. Otherwise, that planet where the chaotic Spiritual Roots were located had to become an encampment of some sky-level forces.
The successful cultivation of the sapling of the Star Tree of the Origin naturally made Hongjun feel happy, but he was full of confusion and helplessness. A sudden Karma fell down on him. When he traced it back, he discovered that the Karma came from a higher layer. What was higher than the Medium Layer? That was the High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. What made him really confused was that he did not get that Karma when he cut off the branch of the Star Tree of the Origin, but when he was on his way back, the Karma suddenly fell down on him. If he really had formed Karma with someone in the High Layer, it was not just a joke. The High Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was a place that was full of Supreme Realm experts. This Star Tree of the Origin had been living in the Starry Sky Region for many years. The one who had seeded this tree had to have reached the Supreme Realm. If he met with that High Layer expert, no one knew that what would happen.