Chapter 936: There Are Too Many Things Here
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Wang Lin’s eyes stared at the anomaly. It was a sandy patch filled with black sand and its area was not small. It was almost a few thousand square meters wide.
In reality, there was some remnant mana there. However, as too much time had passed, most of it could barely be felt.
Looking at the patch of sand, it was likely that it was much larger before. However, it was shrinking. Without any external interference, it would soon disappear with the flow of time.
However, one could sense how ancient and old this Outer Realm was. The patch of sand was likely to have been there for more than ten thousand years. It could even be older and for a few thousand square meters to be preserved till now, it was no mean feat.
Of course, what made Wang Lin stop was not the cultivation mastery of this person. He himself was probably stronger.
What he paid attention to was its source. The mana from this black path of sand was very familiar to Wang Lin.
“Avīci Satanic Qi.”
Wang Lin said calmly.
Hearing that, Shi Tianhao was shocked. No wonder he felt a sense of familiarity from it too but he could not remember its source.
The familiarity came from Wang Lin, who was right next to him.
Since the Primordial Age, the human cultivators began to split into the Righteous and Satanic Ways. In the Middle Age, the stand-off between the two ways reached its peak. Other than the demons, the cultivators of the Divine Lands also battled amongst themselves on this line.
Finally, after the final battle against the Satanic Way, the Satanic Way was completely destroyed and hence, signifying the end of the Middle Age.
However, in the Middle Age, when there were both Satanic Way and Righteous Way cultivators, there were many Satanic Way sects that stunned the entire generation. One of them was the Ancient Satanic Sect, one of the Holy Grounds of the Satanic Way and an extremely powerful sect. It was viewed as the de facto leader of all Satanic Way sects and its awe shook the entire Grand Celestial World.
The leader of the Ancient Satanic Sect, who was later known as the Ancient Satanic Master, was Jiang Shaoyang. When the Ancient Satanic Sect was its peak, he was viewed as the most powerful cultivator of the Divine Lands.
The most powerful and arcane mantra of the Ancient Satanic Sect was known as the Ancient Satanic Mantra. Amongst it, there was a scripture known as the Avīci Scripture.
Cultivators who cultivated the Avīci Scripture could then cultivate the Avīci Satanic Qi. Through cultivating the Avīci Satanic Qi, they were able to form their Avīci Undying Body. While it was not true immortality, cultivators who succeeded in cultivating it could scatter their physical body at will, rendering them fearless of injuries and old age. Hence, their bodies would never be harmed.
When Wang Lin entered the Void Battleground to battle with the Hall of the Dead cultivator who massacred his village, he was able to draw with the other cultivator despite him being in his Intermediate Aurous Core stage and his opponent being in his Advanced Nascent Soul stage. His physical body was destroyed and his remnant soul had to live in his Pearl of Styx.
Fortunately, as he managed to cultivate the Ancient Satanic Sect’s Avīci Scripture and master the Avīci Undying Body, he was then able to re-form his physical body.
However, while Wang Lin used the Avīci Undying Body spell to re-form his body, he did not use the Avīci Satanic Qi. Instead, he used the River Styx Primordial Water to purify his soul and reform his body. After Wang Lin mastered the Avīci Undying Body, he was able to tweak it into another one of his powerful moves, the River Styx Undying Body.
Not only did he not fear his physical body being injured, because of his Avīci Undying Body, with his new body made from the River Styx Primordial Water, he was able to morph into the River Styx Primordial Water and counter-attack his enemies even if they managed to come close to him. Both his offense and defense were superb.
With this spell, it was able to make up for the shortfall in Wang Lin’s original physical body.
However, after Wang Lin ascended into the Immortal Soul stage and turned his physical body into an Immortal Soul, he did not have to use the spell any more.
However, Wang Lin did not abandon it but instead, he continued to study it.
In the past, the Ancient Satanic Sect disciples who managed to form their Avīci Undying Body were amongst the top fighters under the Immortal Soul stage. As they no longer feared injuries to their physical bodies, they were able to battle brutally and recklessly against their opponents as long as their souls, aurous cores or nascent souls remained safe. It was all thanks to this spell.
After they reached the Immortal Soul stage, they did not abandon their Avīci Undying Body immediately. The cultivators could choose to use it to improve their other spells.
There were normally two choices. Firstly, they could use to cultivate the Avīci Satanic Appearance, which was like a type of avatar. Secondly, they could turn their cultivation of the Avīci Undying Body into the cultivation of another Avīci-based spell known as the Avīci Gate. As for the specifics, it was up to individual cultivators.
As Wang Lin did not possess the Avīci Satanic Appearance or the Avīci Gate, he did not follow the usual path by Ancient Satanic Sect cultivators.
Just like how he turned the Avīci Undying Body into the River Styx Undying Body, Wang Lin had his own ideas on how he should further improve upon his spell. At this moment, he had some ideas but he needed to think them through.
Of course, by studying more Ancient Satanic Sect spells and mantras, he could use them as reference. It was helpful to Wang Lin perfecting his own spells.
“This is the trace of an Immortal Soul stage Ancient Satanic Sect cultivator,” said Wang Lin after he observed it for a while. “He probably did not reach the Third Level but he was definitely stronger than the First Level, so I guess he should be in his Immortal Soul Second Level.”
“It has been here for a very long while. I think it was here since the end of the Middle Age, when the Satanic Way was destroyed.”
After he listened to Wang Lin’s analysis, Shi Tianhao nodded his head and said, “You mean to say that like the Immortal Soul stage cultivators who died in the Ying Sea, he himself entered the Barren Expanses but got lost here. No one knows if he is still alive?”
Wang Lin lifted his head to look at where the Primordial Magnet Power congregated and said, “Perhaps the answer is there.”
The two of them continued to fly forward. Halfway, Shi Tianhao smiled and said, “If we want to find the teachings of the Ancient Satanic Sect, that’s too difficult. According to what Xu Anda said, there are very few descendants of the Satanic Way even in the Hall of the Dead. Furthermore, they only cultivated the lower-end spells and progressing any further was hard.”
Due to the special teaching and position of the Hall of the Dead, many powerful cultivators joined them, amongst them were many Satanic Way cultivators.
After the Satanic Way sects were destroyed, many of their disciples were like dogs without masters and they lived in perpetual terror. To avoid being hunted down, many joined the Hall of the Dead.
The former King Qinguang, who cultivated the teachings of the Blood River Faction, Sikong You of the Million Wraith Sect and King Taishan of the White Skeleton who was killed by Shi Tianhao earlier all came from such a background. Furthermore, there were also disciples of the Night Demon Sect, the Joyous Sect, the Demonic Shadow Sect and the Yellow Springs Satanic Sect.
Wang Lin said, “During the final battle between the Satanic Way and the Righteous Way, the leader of the Satanic Way was the Ancient Satanic Sect and hence, they were everyone’s target.”
As the two of them walked, they felt a slight tremor in their hearts. They sensed that a powerful supernatural awareness was spreading from where the magnetic light congregated. It was extremely strong.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao exchanged a glance and the two of them withdrew all their Qi. While the supernatural awareness was powerful, it was too far away. Hence, it was unable to track Wang Lin’s and Shi Tianhao’s exact location.
“It isn’t the two demons from earlier on,” Shi Tianhao said after thinking about it carefully. “From the supernatural awareness, it is surely a demon. Compared to the two just now, it is stronger.”
“Perhaps way before we came in, he had already entered. I wonder if there’s any one else other than him?”
The supernatural awareness felt that nothing was amiss and quickly retracted itself. However, one could sense suspicion in that supernatural awareness.
Just as the two of them were about to move, a look crossed Shi Tianhao’s face.
He flipped open his palm and an object appeared at its center. It gave off a faint light.
It was a small, light-gold hammer. On it, there were many elaborate carvings and patterns.
This was a treasure that Lin Feng had given Shi Tianhao many years ago. It was known as the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell, but it was not a magic treasure. Instead, it was an accessory to the magic treasure, the Yellow Heaven Bell.
Earlier, Shi Tianhao used this item in conjunction with his Nascent Soul stage magic item the Green Bronze Crucible of Emptiness. Afterwards, as Shi Tianhao’s own mastery improved, Lin Feng took the Green Bronze Crucible of Emptiness back. As for the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell, Shi Tianhao did not use it anymore but instead, he kept it with him.
At this moment, he suddenly felt the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell vibrate slightly. While the vibration was weak, he could feel a sense of elation from it, as if it was returning home.
Shi Tianhao frowned as he thought, “Could it be that the Yellow Heaven Bell is here?”
While he did not know what level was the Yellow Heaven Bell in and he did not know what was its use, he did not mind collecting another magic treasure despite his already-bountiful array of treasures. Many magic treasures had their special uses and could not be judged based on their level or powers alone.
Furthermore, Shi Tianhao liked the way how his own master Lin Feng had rewarded his many disciples. Hence, he wanted to imitate him. To do so, he must have enough treasures on hand.
Wang Lin looked at the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell and understood immediately. He nodded his head and said, “Master would not have asked us to come here for no good reason. I wonder, other than the Yellow Heaven Bell, is there anything else?”
“A powerful demon, the Avīci Satanic Qi, the Yellow Heaven Bell… there are many things here.”
Shi Tianhao kept the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell and said, “Let’s go.”
As they advanced forward, both suddenly gasped softly in surprise as their gaze fell upon a sand dune up in front.
This time, it was not because of contamination by the Avīci Satanic Qi. Instead, it was because there were many holes on ground.
The holes were not big and they were each only about one meter wide. However, what caught their attention was the sheer number of these caves. They were all densely packed and there was at least ten thousand of them.
The two disciples swept with their supernatural awareness and discovered immediately that in the depths of these holes and underneath the desert on top, it was all empty. There appeared to be an enormous abode underneath the ground that was as big as an earthen palace.
The size of the earthen palace was many times more than the caves in the ground. It stretched endlessly. Underneath the endless desert, there was actually a hollow space.
The disciples’ supernatural awareness scouted further ahead and realized there was a huge tunnel up in front that led straight up to the surface from the earthen palace.
“Looking at these holes, it appears as if the inhabitants of the earthen palace were provoked by something. To leave, instead of going by the main door, all of them shot up straight through the sand in a rush,” Shi Tianhao said as his supernatural awareness swept through the earthen palace and realized that there was no sign of life.
Suddenly, his heart missed a beat as he said, “Third Senior, do you think this earthen palace is like a…”