Chapter 722: Only Person on Dry Origin Mountain
Meng Chuan walked forward and waved his hand, releasing delicacies and fine wine. Meng Chuan had originally been cultivating on Holy Mountain of Painting for a long time, so he naturally prepared the delicacies and fine wine he liked. Some of them were even Archean Eon Realm specialties.
As for whether they suited Senior Thousand-Hands’s palate, Meng Chuan could do nothing about it. After all, Daolord Evodia hadn’t mentioned it in advance.
Daolord Evodia smiled as he watched this scene.
“Senior Thousand-Hands, I brought this from my homeworld. Try it,” said Meng Chuan humbly.
The black-and-white beast extended its eight claws. Some grabbed at the wine, while others grabbed at the plates of delicacies.
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
He took the food and wine that Meng Chuan had prepared. He first drank a mouthful of it before blinking his eyes and grinning. “This wine is really good.”
Meng Chuan heaved a sigh of relief.
This was fruit wine produced by Archean Eon Realm. It was slightly sour and sweet, and he felt a little tipsy after drinking it. Meng Chuan liked it quite a lot. Furthermore, he had added some rare treasures that aided his cultivation in the wine. The concoction suited his palate, and he would occasionally drink a few mouthfuls when painting.
The interior of the flask of wine was rather large. It was equivalent to a large wine jar that was as tall as a person. One flask lasted Meng Chuan for a few days. One flask was worth about 100 cubes, and he had prepared over 1,000 flasks for himself.
“Ten more flasks of this wine.” The black-and-white beast was quite satisfied with the wine; he clearly liked it. He could sense that Meng Chuan still had 1,000 flasks stashed away. To him, even if it was delicious, ten flasks were enough. He only wanted to try something new.
Meng Chuan naturally took out ten flasks.
As he drank, he ate all sorts of delicacies. The black-and-white beast ate very quickly. At the same time, he glanced at Daolord Evodia and waved his hand. “Evodia, you can’t stay on Dry Origin Mountain for too long. Leave quickly.”
“Yes, I’ll leave now. Senior Brother Thousand-Hands, Meng Chuan is a young Seventh Tribulation Eminence from my home universe. Please take care of him,” said Daolord Evodia.
He had a natural affinity with Meng Chuan since they came from the same home universe and could become fellow disciples because of a painting. Daolord Evodia naturally wanted to help his prospective junior brother as much as possible.
The black-and-white beast nodded and continued eating.
“It’s up to you.” Daolord Evodia glanced at Meng Chuan. “I’ll be leaving first.”
“Thank you, Daolord.” Meng Chuan nodded to express his understanding.
After Daolord Evodia left, only Meng Chuan remained by the side, watching Thousand-Hands eat and drink.
Thousand-Hands was completely immersed in eating and drinking; he enjoyed it very much. In ten minutes, he finished eating and drinking, leaving behind only ten flasks of alcohol—which he put away.
“Meng Chuan.” Thousand-Hands stood up.
“Senior Thousand-Hands.” Meng Chuan listened carefully.
Thousand-Hands said leisurely, “The mystic technique you learned means that you are fated with Master. The test at Dry Origin Mountain is very simple. There are 31 Chaos overlords imprisoned on Dry Origin Mountain! As long as you can kill one Chaos overlord without any treasures before the end of your lifespan, you will pass the test. When that happens, you will become Master’s disciple.”
Kill a Chaos overlord? Meng Chuan’s expression changed slightly. He had experienced too much today, so his ability to accept new facts was considered very high. However, the test still placed immense pressure on him.
Chaos overlords were Eighth Tribulation forbidden creatures! He was forbidden from using any treasures to kill an Eighth Tribulation forbidden creature?
“Although these Chaos overlords can use many Eighth Tribulation moves, they are ultimately inferior to true Eighth Tribulation cultivators when it comes to controlling laws,” said Thousand-Hands. “As long as you reach the Eighth Tribulation realm, it won’t be difficult to kill one.”
“I understand,” replied Meng Chuan with a nod. However, he knew that it was very difficult. The number of Essence Soul Eighth Tribulation Eminences born in his home universe’s River of Spacetime could be counted on one hand.
Meng Chuan wasn’t belittling himself, but he knew how difficult this path was.
“Oh, you are an Essence Soul Tribulation Eminence. It’s somewhat difficult for you to reach the Essence Soul Eighth Tribulation realm.” Thousand-Hands nodded slightly.
Meng Chuan didn’t say a word. No matter how difficult it was, he had to endure it.
“Don’t fret.” Thousand-Hands laughed, somewhat smug. “If it’s just for you to kill a Chaos overlord, there’s no need for you to come to Dry Origin Mountain. In the endless spacetime, there are plenty of Chaos overlords. You were made to come to Dry Origin Mountain because Master is benevolent. He wants to give fated people like you a boost in cultivation.”
“A boost in cultivation?” Meng Chuan’s eyes lit up. A boost from an Eternal existence? It definitely won’t be trivial. What kind of boost will it be?
Meng Chuan didn’t feel any benefits when he arrived at Dry Origin Mountain. He only felt the time flow differently.
Dry Origin Mountain’s time flow was 33 times faster than his home universe.
33 years on Dry Origin Mountain was a year in his homeworld. However, it also depleted his lifespan; it wasn’t of much help.
“Dry Origin Mountain imprisons 31 Chaos overlords and 56,800 Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures,” said Thousand-Hands. “These Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures will be of help to your cultivation.”
Meng Chuan was shocked by the number of Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures. In order to gather Seventh Tribulation forbidden creature Life Cores, Fiend Mountain’s owner had spent a lot of effort to set up Chaos Turbid River. However, he still needed a long time to gather them slowly.
Dry Origin Mountain had over 50,000 Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures?
“Chaos creatures can devour matter. They can also devour life and make themselves become stronger. They can even commit fratricide by devouring other Chaos creatures,” said Thousand-Hands. “After devouring their kind, they can absorb the talents of the devoured Chaos creature, making them stronger.”
Meng Chuan nodded.
Forbidden creatures grew stronger by constantly eating. This was the envy of many cultivators.
“All existences’ laws are based on time and space. They can be comprehended and grasped,” said Thousand-Hands. “The devouring and strengthening of Chaos creatures is also a type of law. Master has already set the law on Dry Origin Mountain… Here, as long as one kills a Chaos creature, they can completely absorb the Chaos creature’s powers into themselves.
“Chaos creatures can only absorb a small portion of the devoured powers. The rules set by Master allow you to absorb the Chaos creatures fully as long as you kill them. Furthermore, what’s absorbed will be most suitable for yourself,” said Thousand-Hands. “This can allow you to have many talents, allowing your cultivation path to be much smoother. With your perception, the Paint Dao mystic technique, and the Chaos talents that Dry Origin Mountain gives you… you can only blame yourself for not being capable enough if you can’t reach the Essence Soul Eighth Tribulation realm.”
Meng Chuan was pleasantly surprised.
With the Heaven Splitting Blade, his path toward the Heaven Splitting law became much smoother. If he killed Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures and obtained all sorts of talents, such as the time lineage talent, it would be much easier for him to comprehend the temporal law.
He was truly lucky to obtain an opportunity bestowed by an Eternal existence.
“Can I kill Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures at will?” asked Meng Chuan.
“Dream on.” Thousand-Hands shot a glance at Meng Chuan. “They are all Chaos creatures that were captured because they violated Master’s orders. There are only so many of them! They still have to be used as a ‘test’ for future fated juniors. You can only kill one Chaos creature every 5,000 years. You can only kill a maximum of ten Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures. You are not allowed to kill any more than that. You are only allowed to kill one Chaos overlord. If you kill one, you will pass the test. You will then have to leave Dry Origin Mountain to meet Master.”
Meng Chuan understood. Although there were some restrictions, it was still very good. This was indeed a great help to cultivation. Eternal existences were extraordinary in what they did.
“On account of the fine wine you served, I’ll give you another piece of intelligence. This is information on all the Chaos creatures that are imprisoned in Dry Origin Mountain.” Thousand-Hands waved his hand and threw out a golden plate. “Quickly read it; return it to me after reading it.”
Meng Chuan received it in delight. Sensing it with a thought, a vast amount of information surged into his mind.
“Thank you, Senior Thousand-Hands.” Meng Chuan memorized it and returned the golden plate.
“Those that irk me don’t get this intelligence. I get them to figure things out slowly.” Thousand-Hands smiled smugly, and his eyes turned round. “Alright, I’ll continue sleeping. Don’t wake me up before you pass the test.” He walked to his original position and lay down. His eight paws adjusted his posture as he hugged himself comfortably and continued sleeping.
Meng Chuan was somewhat glad.
Whether or not he gave him the intelligence depended on Thousand-Hand’s whims. Without intelligence, it was almost impossible to figure out the attributes of more than 50,000 forbidden creatures. Even if he fought them, it was very difficult to figure out everything about the forbidden creatures.
Furthermore, many forbidden creatures were too strange and difficult to deal with.
Dry Origin Mountain has 31 Chaos overlords. There are 569 peak Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures and 9,803 top Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures. There are also more than 40,000 ordinary Seventh Tribulation Chaos creatures. Each creature has their own strengths.
Meng Chuan stood there and pondered over the intelligence for a long time, considering which Chaos creatures were suitable as targets. Wind blew from the mountain, causing Meng Chuan to wake up suddenly.
He looked at the silent Dry Origin Mountain.
Thousand-Hands was sleeping soundly. All the Chaos creatures had been sealed; they were in a state of Time Stillness.
In the entirety of Dry Origin Mountain… only he was lucid. For a very long foreseeable future, he would live here alone.