Chapter 938: Five Inscription Formations
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
There was no doubt Meng Li and the other three had immediately noticed Duan Ling Tian’s gaze on them.
If it was before, they would definitely look at Duan Ling Tian with a look of contempt. However, they did not dare to do that anymore after they found out about the relationship between Duan Ling Tian and that Young Miss.
Although they were not going to worsen the conflict between Skywolf Fort and Duan Ling Tian, they would not take the initiative to apologize to him either,
Put aside the fact that Zi Shang would definitely be unhappy if they had done that and would become unwilling to work on behalf of Skywolf Fort with all his might, Skywolf Fort was also unwilling to embarrass themselves in the front of all the major forces.
For this reason, they chose to ignore Duan Ling Tian completely instead.
However, the fact that they chose to ignore him did not mean that it could wipe out Duan Ling Tian’s raging fire. After sweeping a cold and sharp glance at Meng Li and the other three, Duan Ling Tian’s attention finally landed on the white-clad young man behind them.
When Duan Ling Tian looked at him, he was already staring at Duan Ling Tian.
Moreover, when Duan Ling Tian looked at him, Zi Shang’s Voice Transmission had already entered his ears in a timely manner, “Duan Ling Tian, I didn’t think your life would be so long. Four Vice Fort Masters attacked you at the same time and yet you still survived, huh?”
Upon hearing Zi Shang’s words, Duan Ling Tian’s face turned so dark that it was absolutely appalling.
Despite the fact that he could already guess that it was Zi Shang who was pulling the strings behind the curtains when the four Vice Fort Masters brought ten Skywolf Fort elders to chase after him, the second he received this confirmation from Zi Shang personally, his emotion was still greatly affected. In just an instant, frosts gleamed in his eyes and a killing intent was apparent in them.
“Zi Shang, the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure will be your grave!” After taking a deep breath and calming his agitated emotions, Duan Ling Tian sent a sharp Voice Transmission to Zi Shang’s ears. There was not a hint of emotions in his words at all.
“This is also what I wanted to tell you!” To Duan Ling Tian’s surprise, Zi Shang who would usually admit defeat in front of him previously was acting particularly tough today. It was as though he was confident that he would be able to kill Duan Ling Tian.
“It seems like your strength has improved a lot, huh? Otherwise, you won’t be acting so confident now.” Duan Ling Tian sneered.
“It’s easy for me to kill you, you know,” ZI Shang responded coldly.
“I’m looking forward to it!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes shone even more brightly as he said each word clearly.
Looking at one of the five old men who was leading the Skywolf Fort, Hui Kong, the Empyrean Temple Abbot, asked with his ten fingers linked together, “Amitabha… Vice Fort Master Luo, Fort Master Qing didn’t come this time?”
The latter was none other than Luo Fu, the leader of the Five Vice Sect Leaders in Skywolf Fort.
“Abbot Hui Kong.” Faced with Hui Kong, the leader of the Empyrean Temple, Luo Fu did not dare to slack and quickly replied, “Our Fort Master is recently caught up with some matters. For this reason, he doesn’t have the time to come.”
Hui Kong’s eyes gleamed as he smiled and replied, “Such a big matter as the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure and Fort Master Qing doesn’t even have the time to come. Looks like the issue that he’s caught up with recently must be of great importance.”
“Yes, very important.” Luo Fu nodded his head. However, the corner of his mouth twitched a little.
At this moment, the other four Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort immediately turned awkward as well.
It was very hard for them to imagine what the expressions of these people from the other five major forces would be like if they found out that the reason the Fort Master of Skywolf Fort did not come was to become a steed for a girl.
Naturally, they would not disclose this to anyone.
If this story spread out, putting aside the fact that Skywolf Fort would become the laughing stock of the northern desert, even the disciples from Skywolf Fort would not be able to accept this matter as well.
“Sect Leader Pei, it’s been awhile since we last met. I didn’t know you’ve already taken over the position of the Sect Leader of Emotion Severing Sect… Greetings to you.” After greeting Luo Fu, Hui Kong looked at the leader of Emotion Severing Sect. He was a plainly clothed middle-aged man with a frosty expression on his face.
That plain-clothed middle-aged man was none other than Pei An, the Sect Leader of Emotion Severing Sect.
Even when Pei An was faced with Hui Kong, the Empyrean Temple Abbot, his face still remained cold and aloof. With a faint nod, he casually greeted him, “Abbot Hui Kong.”
However, Hui Kong did not appear to be offended by this. After letting out a faint smile, he stood there quietly.
Meanwhile, the senior officials of the six major sects present on the scene greeted each other.
Time continued to pass quietly.
Not long after, the sun began to set. The sky was covered with the glow of sunset. It was crimson, making the entire sky appeared like it was painted with a tinge of red. The entire scene was absolutely breathtaking.
“It’s time.” Suddenly the group of senior officials leading the six major forces exchanged glances with each other before swooping down one by one. They entered the sophisticated mountainous terrain.
“Let’s go!” When Duan Ling Tian and the other disciples from the six major forces saw this, they hastily followed suit. They did not dare to hesitate at all.
They knew that the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure was about to open at this moment.
When they were on the way here, the six major forces’ disciples, including Duan Ling Tian and the other Five Element Sect’s disciples, had learned some facts about the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure from the senior officials of their respective sects.
The Martial Emperor’s secret treasure had a specific opening time. It would only open for a day, and if they did not enter on that day, they would not have the opportunity to enter again.
Naturally, there was a time limit for entering but there was none for exiting.
The Inscription Formation on the gate of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure only prohibited one from entering but not exiting.
Additionally, it was said that the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure that they would be entering this time was buried deep underground. Many Inscription Formations that possessed great destructive power encircled it.
If somebody tried to destroy the gate forcefully, the Inscription Formations that possessed great destructive power would automatically activate and shatter the entire Martial Emperor’s secret treasure in just one blow. As a result, the vast number of treasures inside the Martial Emperor’s secret would be forever buried underground as well.
It was precisely for this reason that all of the forces who knew about the existence of this Martial Emperor’s secret treasure did not dare to act as they pleased. They could only follow the rules set by the Martial Emperor book-by-book, and let the young disciples who were under the age of forty to enter and search for the Profundity Fragment that they needed.
Very soon, under the guidance of the senior officials of the six major forces, Duan Ling Tian and the other disciples of the six major forces had arrived at a spacious valley. It was the valley that they were hovering above earlier.
The valley was spacious, and there were bushes all over the place. Nothing appeared particularly eye-catching over here.
“The entrance to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure is here?” The disciples from the six major forces, including Duan Ling Tian, had bewilderment written on their faces.
Duan Ling Tian lifted an eyebrow as he extended his Spiritual Energy. In just a short while, he found a sign in one of the bushes in the valley. A dense Inscription Formation aura could be felt in that direction.
As the person whose memory was merged with the life-long Inscription memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian had a profound understanding of Inscription Formations. He easily recognized the few Inscription Formations there.
There were a total of five Inscription Formations.
The one placed at the highest point was the Inscription Formation that set a fixed opening time for the secret treasure. It would only be opened once, and there was a specific time. Under the Inscription Formation was another Inscription Formation that was created based on the Age Measuring Pearl. That was exactly the Inscription Formation that verified the age of the martial artists who entered the secret treasure.
Apart from that, there were another three Inscription Formations underneath this Inscription Formation. When Duan Ling Tian found them, he could not help but gasp in shock.
“The Martial Emperor powerhouse was really daring! He even set up three Killing Formations by the entrance. Once these three Killing Formations are triggered, even a Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse would be slaughtered instantly!” Duan Ling Tian learned about the horrors of these three Killing Formations from the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory.
Other than using valuable and precious materials, these three Killing Formations also needed the Spiritual Energy of a Martial Emperor Stage to set up. Every intersecting Inscription inside could only be inscribed by a Martial Emperor Stage Inscription Master.
‘Looks like that Martial Emperor was most likely an Inscription Master,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Other than observing everything in the valley, Feng Tian Wu who was by Duan Ling Tian’s side sometimes watched Duan Ling Tian as well. It just so happened that she saw the glum look on his face. For that reason, she asked with her Voice Transmission, “Big Brother Duan, did you find something?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded his head as he replied with his Voice Transmission, “If I didn’t sense it wrongly, the entrance of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure is underneath the bush right there. Apart from having an Inscription Formation that set the opening time and another Inscription Formation that inspects the age of the people who enter the secret treasure, there are another three Inscription Formations that are extremely horrifying and lethal.”
While speaking, Duan Ling Tian looked in the direction where he could feel the Inscription Formations.
When Duan Ling Tian finished saying this using his Voice Transmission, the senior officials of the six major forces hovered above the bushes in tacit agreement as they casually made their moves at the same time. They immediately cleared the bushes away.
Every senior official from the six major forces was at Void Transformation or above. They controlled their Origin Energies and turned their Concepts into Sabers. The bushes were cleared away in a blink of an eye.
After the bushes were cleared away, a magnificent door that lay on the ground appeared before everyone’s eyes.
The door was set in the surface of the ground. Its design was huge yet simple. There was not a trace of dust that could be seen on it, and it emitted a great fluctuation.
The great fluctuation that poured out seemed to indicate the long journey of time that the great door had gone through.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, a hint of alertness could be seen on Feng Tian Wu’s delicate face. “So, what should we do now? Do we still go in?”
“Relax. The three Killing Formations only target people who enter forcefully and also those who are over forty. Other than these, the three Killing Formations will not be activated at all,” Duan Ling Tian reassured her.
When Feng Tian Wu heard this, she was immediately hit by a pang of realization. “Ah, so that’s how it is.”
“Is this the entrance to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure?”
“This great door appears to be extremely ancient. I wonder how long it has existed?”
The young disciples of the six major forces followed suit behind the senior officials of their respective sects. As they looked at the gigantic door on the ground, they buried their heads together in heated discussions. They had a curious look on their faces.
Upon hearing the discussions of the young disciples from each of the major sects, Luo Fu, the leader of the Five Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort slowly explained, “The Martial Emperor’s secret treasure below the great door is said to have existed for a thousand years! The Martial Emperor who left behind this secret treasure died a natural death a thousand years ago.”
“A thousand years?”
All of the young disciples from the major forces, including Duan Ling Tian, were immediately taken aback.