Chapter 939: Opening the Martial Emperor’s Secret Treasure!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Setting an Inscription Formation and leave the secret treasure behind to be opened a thousand years later, just how powerful was this method?
Apart from Duan Ling Tian and the other senior officials who had long known about all these from some other sources, everyone else was completely stunned and bewildered. Disbelief was obvious in their eyes.
The majesty of a Martial Emperor was truly beyond their imagination!
Even Zhang Yan, who stood quietly behind Pei An all this while could not but help but feel slightly uneasy about this at this moment.
“This Zhang Yan… seems to be slightly different from last time.” Earlier, when the Emotion Severing Sect’s people had just arrived, Duan Ling Tian casually darted a few glances at him and did not pay much attention to him. Due to this, he did not notice the slight changes in Zhang Yan at all.
However, now that he carefully studied him, he immediately noticed some difference in him.
The Zhang Yan now seemed to exude a peculiar and indescribable aura from his body compared to the last few months.
Duan Ling Tian could clearly sense that something had happened to him in these few recent months.
With Duan Ling Tian’s curiosity as the catalyst, he extended his Spiritual Energy and swept it toward Zhang Yan. He could immediately feel Zhang Yan’s cultivation base — Seventh Level Void Interpretation.
A few months ago, Zhang Yan’s cultivation base was at the Sixth Level Void Interpretation so Duan Ling Tian was not surprised that he had made a breakthrough to the Seventh Level Void Interpretation.
After all, Zhang Yan was different from him.
Zhang Yan had left the Darkhan Dynasty a long time ago and came to the northern desert outside of the Foreign Lands. Moreover, he had entered the Emotion Severing Sect and even became Pei An’s disciple.
There must be no lack of all sorts of spirit fruits exclusive to a Void Interpretation martial artist during his cultivation. Otherwise, he would not have been able to make a breakthrough to the Sixth Level Void Interpretation in just a few months.
Consuming a large amount of spirit fruit exclusive to a Void Interpretation martial artist also meant that it would be hard for Zhang Yan to raise his cultivation base with the help of the spirit fruits’ medicinal efficacy in the future unless he could procure other types of spirit fruits that were exclusive to a Void Interpretation martial artist that he had never consumed before.
“Don’t tell me that I’ve sensed it wrongly?” Duan Ling Tian frowned before he quickly eased up.
When he felt the indescribable and peculiar aura from Zhang Yan earlier, he could also sense a hint of danger on him as well. It was as if Zhang Yan could pose a threat to him now.
When he probed Zhang Yan’s current cultivation base with his Spiritual Energy, the first thought that came to his mind was that he might have sensed it wrongly.
Zhang Yan who was at the Seventh Level Void Interpretation would never be a threat to him.
After all, not everyone was like Feng Tian Wu.
After 30 minutes, Tian Gu, the Peak Master of Earth Peak from Five Element Sect, frowned a little as he murmured inquisitively, “Huh? Why is this Martial Emperor’s secret treasure not open yet?”
As soon as Tian Gu’s words left his mouth, the outer side of the majestic door lying on the ground immediately shone with a layer of translucent luster before it engulfed the entire door.
The instance they saw the translucent luster, the people present on the scene erupted into an uproar at once.
“So this is the Inscription Formation?”
The young disciples from the six major forces were engaged in a heated discussion. Their eyes that were looking at the translucent luster were filled with curiosity.
One of the monk disciples of the Empyrean Temple even flew out curiously and extended a hand to touch the translucent luster. It was as though he wanted to try and feel it.
This Empyrean Temple disciple was extremely fast. He was so fast that nobody else could respond in time.
Duan Ling Tian was the first one to realize what was happening. At that time, that monk disciple from the Empyrean Temple had already touched the translucent luster, and his entire hand was even buried in it.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head. He knew that this Empyrean Temple disciple was beyond help now.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian could clearly feel the first of the three Killing Formations beginning to whirl. It was apparent that it had been triggered.
The senior officials from the six major forces returned to their senses one by one. Hui Kong, the Empyrean Temple’s Abbot’s face blanched and he lost his usual cool. He shouted out loud, his previously calm demeanor was nowhere to be seen at the moment, “STOP!”
Hui Kong’s shout instantly made many of the disciples from all the forces tremble.
“Abbot, this luster can…” Upon hearing Hui Kong’s shout, the monk disciple from the Empyrean Temple, whose hand was already in the luster, did not seem to realize the crisis yet. Instead, it seemed like he was waiting to complimented as he looked at Hui Kong. It was as though he was trying to tell him, “Abbot, I’ve tested it out! We can go through this luster!”
However, before he could even finish his sentence, the entire valley suddenly shook violently. It was as if an extremely violent earthquake had just taken place, cutting his words off.
Horror dawned on the Empyrean Temple’s monk disciple’s face at once. At this moment, even if he was extremely stupid and ignorant, he would have realized that he was in trouble.
Without any hesitation, he quickly pulled his hand away from the translucent luster.
Unfortunately, everything was already too late.
The crowd present on the scene did not even see any energy at all. However, without any warning, the monk disciple from the Empyrean Temple momentarily froze. With a ‘Bang!’, his body blew up as it transformed into a bloody shower in the sky.
It was a good thing that the people nearby managed to escape in time. Otherwise, they would most likely be splashed with his blood.
Even so, the young disciples from each of the forces could not help but gasp. When they looked at the translucent luster shrouding the great door again, hints of dread and fear could be seen in their eyes.
With a slightly pale face, Hui Kong warned the other Empyrean Temple’s disciples, “All of the disciples from the Empyrean Temple, listen! Unless this luster disappears on its own, none of you are allowed to approach it!”
The other senior officials from the other five great forces, including Five Element Sect, also warned their own disciples.
The young disciples from each of the sects nodded their heads without any hesitation.
Even if they were not cautioned, none of them would dare to get close to that translucent luster now. In their opinions, that translucent luster was no different from a flash flood or a wild beast.
After that Empyrean Temple monk disciple touched that translucent luster, his body had been inexplicably blown up in an instance. They were sincerely scared of this lesson from the bottom of their hearts.
“Big Brother Duan, that was the force from the Killing Transformation?” Feng Tian Wu’s Voice Transmission that was accompanied by a trace of fear entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded in response. “Not only that, that was the force of the first of the three Killing Formations. My Spiritual Energy could sense that the other two Killing Formations that are even more powerful have not been triggered yet.”
“An even more powerful Killing Formation? How powerful is it?” Feng Tian Wu was shocked by his words.
After a moment of silence, Duan Ling Tian replied Feng Tian Wu through his Voice Transmission, “I don’t really know how strong it actually is but let’s just put it in this way. Out of the three Killing Formations, if the third one at the bottom is triggered, even a Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse would most likely end up like the Empyrean Temple monk disciple from earlier.” His voice was grave and solemn.
If the third Killing Formation was triggered, it could even kill a Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse?!
Colors drained from Feng Tian Wu’s face at once.
From what she could see, a Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse was extremely powerful! Even the Blade Sect had spent quite a fortune for this Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, and the reason was none other than to get their hands on the Profundity Fragments so that the sect could give birth to a Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse.
However, a new Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse would only be at the First Level Martial Monarch Stage. Such an existence was just like a tiny ant in front of a Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse. It was not worth mentioning at all.
However, the Killing Formation by the entrance of that Martial Emperor’s secret treasure could even kill a Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse in just a flash, let alone the group of martial artists present on the scene right now who had not even entered the Martial Monarch Stage.
After the death of that Empyrean Temple’s monk disciple, the entire vast valley regained its tranquility again. However, very soon, another loud bang could be heard in the sky.
Many people were taken aback by surprise, and they instantly trembled in reflex.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, the great door shrouded in the translucent luster gradually opened and revealed its true face beneath.
Under the door was a platform that emerged before everyone’s eyes.
On the side of the high platform, there was a stone ladder that went as far as eyes could see. It led down deep into the ground. Overlooking from top to bottom, the inside was painted entirely black.
As for the other three sides, all they could see was a boundless depth that was just like a bottomless abyss.
“Flight Prohibiting Formation?” Just when almost everyone had their attention on the high platform and the stone ladder, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy that had been extended and went past the five Inscription Formations could clearly feel the aura emitting out of the arrays of Inscription Formations surrounding the high platform.
That was none other than the Flight Prohibiting Formation.
The Flight Prohibiting Formation was an Inscription Formation that barred a martial artist at the Void stage and above from flying once they entered the secret treasure — well, unless one’s strength was powerful enough to overcome the shackle of that Inscription Formation. Otherwise, all one could do was walk on both feet when one entered the secret treasure.
‘This Flight Prohibiting Formation must have also been left behind by that Martial Emperor. In that case, even if a Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouse enters, he would have to walk on both feet as well,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Despite the fact that there were many Inscription Masters present among the crowd of senior officials from the six major sects who could more or less sense the aura from the Flight Prohibiting Formation, they could not pinpoint exactly what that Inscription Formation was.
After all, they were different from Duan Ling Tian who bore the Inscription memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
The Rebirth Martial Emperor had experienced two reincarnations before. During his second life, he had studied the Inscription Formations to the highest level. Moreover, he had created many Inscriptions and Inscription Formations on his own, and he also understood all of the common Inscriptions and Inscription Formations that could be found in Cloud Continent.
Naturally, there were also some other uncommon Inscriptions and Inscription Formations that the Rebirth Martial Emperor had only heard of but did not understand the exact engraving and set-up methods.
Just like that Split-Unite Inscription Formation that Duan Ling Tian previously obtained in the Sword Monarch Treasure that could allow a spirit sword to split into nine and combine nine into one. The Rebirth Martial Emperor really did not know how to engrave and set that formation up.
“With my current Second Level Void Transformation Spiritual Energy, I wonder how many swords I can control now if I cultivate that Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique?” When Duan Ling Tian recalled the Sword Monarch Treasure, his heart gave a little jolt.
Only now did he remember that when he received the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword and the three pieces of Profundity Fragments in the Sword Monarch Treasure, he also received a set of sword skill that was left behind by that white-clad Sword Monarch.
Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique!
To cultivate the Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique, one would require a strong Spiritual Energy to be able to simultaneously manipulate nine swords that could soar through the sky and cast the skill perfectly.