Chapter 948: Entrance No.2?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Because of Skywolf Fort, this young powerhouse that could be considered as the ultimate freak did not join the Blade Sect and become their disciple in the end.
How could they not be mad?!
When the five Vice Fort Masters from Skywolf Fort heard the two Blade Sect Leaders’ words, they merely frowned and were not really bothered by it.
If the two old men from Blade Sect could fight against the Fort Master of Skywolf Fort, their sect would not have been able to stand firm and mighty until now.
The four great forces in the southern district of the northern desert were evenly matched in strength, and for this reason, none of the sects dared to simply issue a challenge to another sect. They also had to guarantee that the powerhouses in their own force would not be hurt. Otherwise, even after they had annihilated the other force, the other two forces would seize the chance to annihilate them instead.
Just like how the saying went, ‘When the snipe and the clam grapple, it is the fisherman who profits!’
The senior officials from the Five Element Sect were standing at the side with Guo Chong and Qi Yu as the leader.
“Looks like luck is on our Five Element Sect’s side.” From the snippets of conversation between the senior officials from the Blade Sect and Skywolf Fort, Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect, could guess what they were talking of. For a moment, he could not suppress the laughter that boiled up from his chest.
He only just found out that Duan Ling Tian originally was going to join Blade Sect. Due to Skywold Fort’s disturbance, Duan Ling Tian eventually went to the eastern district of the northern desert and joined their Five Element Sect by coincidence.
“It must be fate that brought him to our Five Element Sect,” Qi Yu smiled warmly as his eyes gleamed.
The ‘him’ that Qi Yu meant was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
“I hope Duan Ling Tian will surprise us. However, it doesn’t matter even if he doesn’t find any Profundity Fragment. With the Ninth Level Advance Water Concept and Ninth Level Advance Fire Concept that you’ve comprehended, making a breakthrough to the Martial Monarch Stage is just a matter of time.” Guo Chong looked at Qi Yu, his eyes were gleaming as brightly as an array of stars.
“Don’t count on me too much.” Qi Yu shook his head.”You must know that if I really made a breakthrough to the Martial Monarch Stage, I won’t be staying on at the northern desert. You know very well what I yearn for. If it was not for the accident that happened twenty over years ago, I might not be in the northern desert right now.”
When Qi Yu reached the end of his sentence, he shifted his gaze to the northern direction. There was a look of longing in his eyes.
“At first I thought that you’ve already dismissed the idea of leaving the northern desert to go make a living wandering from place to place at the central zone of the Cloud Continent long ago. I didn’t expect that you still want to go there now.” Guo Chong let out a wry smile. A look of helplessness crept up in between his eyebrows.
“There are some things that’ll never change forever,” Qi Yu muttered.
Beyond the great door that was being shrouded by the grey halo, above the stone ladder beside the high platform, Duan Ling Tian and the others finally reached the true end of the stone ladder after being inside for more than ten hours.
All the way from the stone ladder, the group of people finally arrived at an empty platform. The platform was surrounded by a dark fog, and nobody could see anything inside.
“What is this place?” The young disciples from each sect had a perplexed look on their faces.
Duan Ling Tian stood on the high platform as he extended his Spiritual Energy with the intention to probe the situation behind the dark fog, but he found out that there was an Inscription Formation that prevented his Spiritual Energy from approaching.
Suddenly, a hoary and ancient voice resonated from all directions, sharply entering everybody’s ears, including Duan Ling Tian’s, “Welcome, the young people who entered from Entrance No.2.”
At that moment, everybody was thunderstruck.
After being stunned for a moment, Duan Ling Tian immediately returned to his senses. He took a good look at the surroundings and finally found out that it was the Polyphony Formation. The Polyphony Formation was an Inscription Formation that was more or less like the voice transmission jade slips.
Once the Polyphony Formation was set up, you could plant your own voice in it. If the Polyphony Formation was triggered, the sound would be transmitted to the ears of the people nearby.
“Is the owner of the voice just now the Martial Emperor who left this secret treasure behind?” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath, he could faintly guess the person’s identity.
“Who is that?!”
“Stop playing tricks! Show your face if you dare!”
Many of the young disciples who were shocked till they turned ghastly pale were looking around at the surroundings while grumbling frantically at the same time. They tried to use their voices to hide the terror that rose up in their hearts.
“Stop shouting! There’s nobody else here other than us,” Hu Lin, the Sun Moon Sect’s disciple, chimed in nonchalantly. Although his voice was not loud, it was filled with Origin Energy that easily overcame the frantic grumbles of the disciples from each force.
“Huh?” The young disciples from each sect quieted down immediately and shifted their attention to Hu Lin.
“What did you say? Did you say that other than us, there’s nobody here?” The disciples from each sect stared at Hu Lin with a look of disbelief on their faces. It was apparent that they did not believe him.
“If you don’t believe me, you can ask Duan Ling Tian… I think he knows better than I do about the situation that happened earlier.” Faced with so many inquisitive eyes, Hu Lin shrugged and immediately looked at Duan Ling Tian as if he wanted Duan Ling Tian to clean up the mess.
As the group of young disciples from Five Element Sect, Blade Sect, Empyrean Temple and Emotion Severing Sect shifted their attention to Duan Ling Tian, he immediately became the focal point of the crowd.
Duan Ling Tian cast a meaningful glance at Hu Lin. He did not expect this Sun Moon Sect’s disciple to have such a shocking observation. He knew that Hu Lin said that because he had noticed the enlightened look on his own face and could figure something out from it.
Duan Ling Tian exhaled before he shifted his gaze to the group of young disciples and glanced at each and every one of them. “He’s right, there’s nobody else here apart from us.”
The young disciples from the four sects could choose to not believe Hu Lin but they dared not question the words that came out of Duan Ling Tian at all.
“If there’s nobody else, how do you explain the voice from earlier?”
“Yeah, we all heard it clearly. It was a hoary and ancient voice. It’s apparent that an old man was talking to us.”
“That old man seemed to be welcoming us.”
Although the young disciples of the four great forces did not dare to question Duan Ling Tian, they still could not help but whisper to one another and expressed their doubts.
“An old man?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. “Do you think an old man would be able to pass through that age-examining Inscription Formation and enter this Martial Emperor’s secret treasure?”
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the entire scene went dead silent.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian continued, “The voice earlier actually is a voice that’s spread out by an Inscription Formation that’s known as the Polyphony Formation. That Polyphony Formation has the same principle as the voice transmission jade slips. The latter requires a martial artist to use his Origin Energy to activate it, and it can only be heard by one person. However, the former can be triggered by a variety of ways, and it can convey the voice in the way a normal person speaks.”
After explaining everything in one breath, Duan Ling Tian added, “Although this Polyphony Formation is not a complicated Inscription Formation, the amount of Spiritual Energy that is required is extremely high. It needs a Spiritual Energy that is at least at the Martial Emperor Stage or above to inscribe and set up.”
The Polyphony Formation?
An Inscription Formation that could only be inscribed and set up by a Martial Emperor Stage Inscription Master?
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the young disciples of the four sects, including Feng Tian Wu, Xuan Bei, and Zhang Yan, were all dumbfounded. They were stunned for a long time before they finally regained their senses.
Before the young disciples of the four major sects regained their senses, Duan Ling Tian shifted his attention to Hu Lin, the Sun Moon Sect’s disciple, before asking curiously, “You know about the Polyphony Formation?”
“I’ve seen its record in an ancient scripture before,” Hu Lin nodded.
At this time, the young disciples of the four major sects regained their senses one by one.
“Since the Polyphony Formation is an Inscription Formation that was left behind by a Martial Emperor Stage Inscription Master, could it be that the voice earlier actually belonged to him?”
“I think it’s highly likely that he’s the Martial Emperor who left this secret treasure behind!”
“No wonder he said ‘welcome’ to us!”
The young disciples of the four major sects buried their heads together in a heated discussion. Very soon, they got an answer — the owner of the voice earlier was the Martial Emperor who left this secret treasure behind.
“Welcome, the young people who entered from Entrance No.2.”
The crowd was still on tenterhooks when the hoary and ancient voice resonated again from all directions, sharply entering everybody’s ears. This time, the crowd that was already mentally prepared did not lose their cool like they did before.
However, there were still some timid female disciples from each sect who were scared and became entirely pale. Their petite bodies trembled slightly as though they were about to faint.
This time, many people started to pay attention to the wording and were able to make out one thing from the Martial Emperor’s words.
“That Martial Emperor said that we’re the young people who entered from Entrance No. 2? Don’t tell me that there are more young people who entered from Entrance No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5?” Huang Daniu’s eyes were as big as saucers as he queried with a bewildered look on his face.
Huang Daniu’s voice was heard by all the young disciples from each sect. Many of them were immediately thunderstruck.
Initially, they thought that they were the only people entering the Martial Emperor’s secrets treasure. Since Duan Ling Tian had killed so many people, they thought that each of them would be able to get quite a handful of loots since the competition was no longer as big anymore.
However, right now, they realized that the people who entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure were not only them, the young disciples from the six major forces. Other than the entrance that they entered earlier, the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure still had other entrances.
This fact could be figured out from the Martial Emperor’s words earlier.
“What should we do?! It turns out that this Martial Emperor’s secret treasure still has other entrances! And the thing is, we don’t even know how powerful these young powerhouses coming from the other entrances are! There won’t be any young disciples from the second-rate forces right?” A Blade Sect’s disciple gasped and muttered to himself.
Although his voice was not loud and did not contain any Origin Energy, it could still clearly be heard by everyone due to the deadly silence.
Other than a few young men whose eyes were gleaming with strong battle intent — like Duan Ling Tian, Feng Tian Wu, Xuan Bei, and Zhang Yan — horror dawned on the rest of the people immediately.