Chapter 940: Bottomless Abyss
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Is the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure at the bottom of the stone ladder?”
“It should be. I was wondering what will show up behind the magnificent door that lies on the ground. I didn’t expect to see a lonely and solitary platform there instead.”
“After we go through the great door, we’ll land on that high platform and then continue down where the stone ladder leads us. What lies at the end of the stone ladder is still a mystery to us.”
“The unknown is always the most terrifying. It seems like we must constantly be on our watch after we enter the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.”
The young disciples from each sect buried their head together in heated discussions. Most of them were apprehensive.
Some even thought of abandoning the quest.
However, as soon as the thought of abandoning the quest rose up in their minds, they were hit with a pang mentally the moment they recalled the vast amount of treasures stored in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. Immediately, the thought was quickly dismissed.
As the saying went, ‘Wealth comes with danger!’
If one did not even have the courage to take any risk, one would be doomed to a mediocre life forever.
“If I can get more than two Profundity Fragments, I’ll definitely soar up to the sky!” Many of the young disciples from each sect were saying the same thing.
Huang Daniu, who was standing close to Duan Ling Tian, smiled as he said, “It seems like the distribution of Profundity Fragments in the other sects is same as our Five Element Sect as well!”
“Of course. Otherwise, who would risk their lives for the Profundity Fragment?” Duan Ling Tian was not surprised.
From what he could see, each of the major forces knew how to give-and-take to stir up their disciples’ enthusiasm.
Someone blurted out, “The great door of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure is now open. Shall we enter?”
However, no one was willing to take the first step. One by one, everyone’s eyes fell on the layer of translucent luster shrouding the wide open great door.
Ever since the monk disciple from the Empyrean Temple was blasted to death, this layer of translucent luster had cast a shadow over their hearts.
If the luster was still there, they would not go any further.
All of a sudden, a faint sound reverberated in the air.
Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, the translucent luster vanished without a trace as if it was never there in the first place.
“It’s finally gone!”
“No one would have dared to take another step if it’s still there.”
The young disciples from each of the major sects let out a huge sigh of relief.
“Shall we go in?”
At the same time, many young disciples were staring at the senior officials of the sects that they belonged to. Doubts could be seen in their eyes.
Before the leaders had a chance to speak, another layer of grey luster appeared on top of the wide-open great door. Apart from Duan Ling Tian, it elicited looks of horror from the people from each sect.
Duan Ling Tian became slightly speechless when he saw the expressions on the crowd’s faces.
‘It’s merely an Inscription Formation that examines the ages of those who enters the gate. Is it necessary to be this melodramatic?’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Long after the translucent luster had vanished, he could already sense that another age-examining Inscription Formation had begun to activate.
“What’s going on?”
“The door’s open, and the translucent luster has disappeared. So why is there another layer of gray luster appearing right now?”
“Will this layer of grey luster be like the previous translucent luster? Will it take our lives with just a simple touch?”
The young disciples from each sect were worried sick, nobody dared to give it a try.
Even the senior officials of each sect had a look of dread on their faces.
“Let’s go!” Duan Ling Tian motioned to Feng Tian Wu, Huang Da Niu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong who stood beside him as he flew out all alone by himself. He charged straight at the grey luster with a very fast speed.
Within seconds, Duan Ling Tian had arrived in the vicinity of the grey luster.
“He’s going to die!” When Zi Sang and Hu Fei noticed Duan Ling Tian’s action, a sneer crept up on the corners of their mouths. Both of them were certain that Duan Ling Tian would die.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Xuan Bei and Zhang Yan, who stood with the group of Empyrean Temple and Emotion Severing Sect, raised their eyebrows right away. They were both taken aback by Duan Ling Tian’s actions.
Apart from Tian Gu who seemed to be lost in his own thoughts, horror dawned on the crowd of Five Element Sect’s senior officials.
“This lad is too reckless!” Guo Chong and Qi Yu were completely horrified. At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had already touched the grey luster. Even if there was something amiss with that grey luster, it was too late for them to go to his rescue.
Although almost everyone felt that Duan Ling Tian would be annihilated, he entered the layer of the grey luster smoothly as though nothing was amiss.
Through the ray of the setting sun that spilled all over the world like blood, the crowd could see the shadow behind the grey luster that landed firmly on the high platform inside.
“Duan Ling Tian is alright!”
“Looks like the grey luster is not lethal at all.”
The disciples from each sect finally came to an understanding.
Before everyone else could figure out what was happening, a flash of a fiery spirit-like figure had already followed suit behind Duan Ling Tian and passed through the grey luster to enter the great door.
That was none other than Feng Tian Wu!
Su Li, Zhang Shou Yong, and Huang Daniu were still taken aback by Duan Ling Tian’s actions, Feng Tian Wu was the only person who trailed after him like a shadow. It clearly showed her unconditional trust in Duan Ling Tian.
“I never thought that a few guys like us can’t even compete with a woman.” Huang Daniu shook his head and smiled wryly before following suit as well.
Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong exchanged glances with each other and smiled wryly as well before following suit to enter the grey luster and set foot on the mysterious platform under the great door.
“I understand now!” At this moment, Tian Gu, the Peak Master of Earth Peak from Five Element Sect, yelled in a deep voice, “This grey luster is the Inscription Formation that examines the age of those who enter!”
The moment Tian Gu’s words left his mouth, the Inscription Masters present were enlightened as well.
At the same time, they began to wonder how Duan Ling Tian knew the grey luster would not cause him any harm.
Could it be that he was an Inscription Master too?
If he really was an Inscription Master, how knowledgeable was he on the study of Inscriptions that he was the first among all the Inscription Masters to figure it out?
Very soon, another person from the Five Element Sect went through the grey luster and entered the great door as well. That was none other than Nangong Chen.
Now that Nangong Chen had entered, Nangong Yi definitely would not miss out as well.
Next, the Five Element Sect’s disciples followed suit one by one like a shower of lights entering the gate.
“Hurmph! He’s merely lucky!” Zi Shang who stood behind the five Vice Sect Leaders of Skywolf Fort had a glum expression his face.
At first, he thought Duan Ling Tian would be killed by the Inscription Formation from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. However, instead of being killed, Duan Ling Tian managed to become the first person that entered the great door and snatched the limelight.
“What are you rushing for? You can just enter right now and kill him directly, no?” A gloomy, hoarse, and ancient voice sounded in Zi Shang’s mind. It took him by surprise.
The moment he heard that, Zi Shang’s eyes lit up immediately.
Without even waiting for the instructions from the five Vice Fort Leaders of Skywolf Fort, he charged out and passed through grey luster to enter the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
A shocking amount of killing intent emitted out of his body.
Under the shroud of the grey luster, a group of Five Element Sect’s disciples, with Duan Ling Tian as their leader, were standing on the high platform below the widely open majestic door. They were all looking at the surroundings inquisitively.
Feng Tian Wu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong were by Duan Ling Tian’s side as well.
The high platform was square. Three out of the four directions were in shrouded in total darkness. It was deep and boundless. It stretched out as far as the eyes could see like a bottomless deep abyss.
Only the last direction had a stone ladder that led to the bottom.
Huang Daniu frowned as he murmured to himself, “This stone ladder stretches as far as the eyes can see. I wonder where it leads to.”
“No matter where it leads to, we have no other choice. We can only follow its way down,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
“Why don’t we just try flying in from the other three sides?” Su Li suggested.
“Fly?” Upon hearing Su Li’s words, Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly. The moment they entered this high platform, they had already entered the range of that Flight Prohibiting Formation.
‘You want to fly? Sure, you can. However, you need to have a strength that’s equivalent to a Martial Emperor first.’
Just as Duan Ling Tian was about to explain, the colors on his face changed. It was as though he had sensed something, he lifted up his head abruptly and looked at the sky above.
A white figure appeared there and transformed into a white lightning in a blink of an eye as it charged directly at him.
“Zi Shang!” Duan Ling Tian’s face turned dark instantly. He recognized the white-clad young man that was charging at him immediately — it was Zi Shang.
It did not cross his mind that Zi Shang’s speed had already become so fast.
In a flash, he had already arrived before Duan Ling Tian.
An explosion shook the air. That came from Zi Shang, who was in front of Duan Ling Tian, lifting a fist to punch him. The flames on his fist soared up accompanied by the waves of sharp blue wind aura, it burned even more vigorously as time went by.
His punch was like a strong mountain that pounced at Duan Ling Tian. His speed was so swift that Duan Ling Tian did not even have the time to block his attack. All he could do was instinctively retreat.
“How dare you!” Almost at the same time, a feminine shout resonated in the air. That was none other than Feng Tian Wu who had begun to make her move.
She was entirely shrouded in soaring flames. It was as if she had transformed into a true fire spirit as she pounded at Zi Shang who was charging at Duan Ling Tian.
A long whip that was as long as a spirit snake shot up directly at Zi Shang’s outstretched fist.
At this moment, under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian and Zi Shang, who was thrown off from the high platform, swayed for a second before dropping down uncontrollably in an extremely fast speed. It was as though they were going to smash into the bottomless abyss.
At the same time, the long whip that Feng Tian Wu fired out also missed. Zi Shang dropped sharply at a rapid speed, contrary to her expectations.
“Big Brother Duan!” Feng Tian Wu who stood by the side of the high platform stared at the purple figure that was slowly disappearing from sight into the bottomless abyss. Her expression changed abruptly. She did not even bother thinking about the consequences as she leaped downward.
It was only after she had taken a leap that she understood why her Big Brother Duan and that Zi Shang would fall uncontrollably.
As it turned out, no matter how much one tried to activate one’s Origin Energy, one would not be able to hover in the air in this place.
“Miss Tian Wu!”
Horror dawned on Su Li, Zhang Shou Yong, and Huang Daniu’s faces immediately. As they stood at the edge of the high platform watching the falling Feng Tian Wu, they did not know what was happening at all.
“Eh? Why can’t we fly here?” At the same time, a startled voice entered their ears. It struck them dumb like a lightning.