Chapter 951: The First Treasure
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
A grey-clad senior appeared along with ten youths consisting of both men and women. The two seniors above the valley reacted, and one of them looked at him and said faintly, “We thought you weren’t coming, old fart”
“Hng, how can I miss it when both of you are present!” The grey-clad senior responded. He then looked at the center of the valley where a profound grey light shield was blocking the situation inside from sight.
The grey-clad senior’s turbid eyes lit up as he commanded, “Go in then!”
The ten youths flew out when he stopped talking, their bodies fell toward the grey light shield. Shortly after, seven men and two women passed through the grey light shield and vanished before the three seniors’ eyes. Standing alone by the shield was a man who looked almost forty, he was naturally barred from entering. At the same time, the shield vibrated.
The grey-clad senior’s face changed when he witnessed the scene before him. “You… You lied about your real age?!” The other seniors could not help but frown. That man did not even have time to react before a vortex appeared like a vacuum around him.
‘Bang!’ A loud ‘Bang’ sounded, and the man’s body exploded without any warning. It rained blood, and he ceased to exist in this world.
“Trying to enter the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure after forty… Naïve!” One of the senior officials sneered.
Over the vast plains, a purple lightning zoomed past as it headed northwest. Shou!
“It has been almost a month. Where’s the end of this field? On the field, Duan Ling Tian was hurrying along. He looked a bit lost and there was a frown on his face.
“At the speed I’m going, the amount of time spent is enough for me to return to Five Element Sect in the southern district of the northern desert, and yet I haven’t even reached the real Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.” Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly.
” How big is the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure? Could it be larger than the northern desert?” Duan Ling Tian was frightened by that thought.
The Martial Emperor’s secret treasure was an underground structure below the northern desert. If the area is larger than the northern desert, then it would be disastrous for the whole northern desert once it collapsed.
Three days later.
“There… Is that the end of the field?” Duan Ling Tian, who was gradually numbed by the traveling, instantly noticed a black fog at a distance ahead. The black fog isolated the field.
At that moment, the black fog brought Duan Ling Tian a sense of familiarity. He knew he had reached the end of the field. Once he entered the black fog, he would arrive at the real Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. A whirlwind appeared when Duan Ling Tian increased his speed without any hesitation. He entered the black fog like a gust of wind. The surroundings darkened, but he kept flying. Soon after, a little bright spot appeared.
“The Martial Emperor’s secret treasure!”
Duan Ling Tian knew that the little bright spot should be the real entrance to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. All he had to do to arrive at the real Martial Emperor’s secret treasure was to fly through it.
“Treasures in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure… Ordinary pills and spirit weapons are useless to me, and they don’t hold any temptation.”
The little bright spot grew bigger before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, ‘Unless it’s something special, I’m only interested in the Profundity Fragments.’
After he cleared his mind, he finally arrived at the real entrance of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. It was a hole that only allowed for one person to pass. On the other side of the hole, it was as bright as daytime.
Duan Ling Tian flew through the hole without any hesitation.
Almost at the same time, a message from the Martial Emperor who left the secret treasure behind entered Duan Ling Tian’s ear. “Remember, this is your entrance and also your exit for the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.”
“The Inscription Formation marked your aura when you flew through the hole. From now on, only you alone will be able to cross this entrance.” After that, the message ended abruptly.
“I’m the only one who can pass through this entrance?”
Duan Ling Tian could not help but look back at the hole. The other side seemed to be shrouded in a greyish cloud, the color blended with the wall of the hole.
One would not be able to discover it without careful observation.
By going through the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian quickly discovered the theory behind this Inscription Formation. It was sort of like a Spatial Ring after establishing ownership. It would not recognize a new owner unless the original owner died.
However, there was a minor difference in the Inscription Formation on the entrance. It would not allow another person to pass through even after the established owner’s death.
“This means… This entrance is the only entrance I’m able to leave from after gathering treasures from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. Everyone has their personal passageway that they can exit from.” Duan Ling Tian came to this realization shortly after.
He began to assess his surroundings. Before his eyes was an empty cave that seemed like it was carved out by someone.
Although it was an underground cave, it has sufficient lighting as if it was daylight.
“I think it’s surrounded by an Inscription Formation that used Luminous Pearl as its material.” Duan Ling Tian easily figured it out.
The cave was huge, it was almost as big as a standard football field on earth, and there were four exits headed in four different directions.
After searching around for some time, Duan Ling Tian did not manage to find anything. He simply picked an exit and flew out.
Soon, Duan Ling Tian realized that he had arrived at another cave. The only difference was one seemed like a hall and the other seemed like a room. The previous cave had four exits whereas this cave had a dozen different exits in different directions. “This place is like a maze!”
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled bitterly. He casually picked another exit and flew out.
He did not stop flying along the way.
After an hour, Duan Ling Tian did not find any treasure, he did not even see a shadow or encounter any danger. “There’s no offensive Inscription Formation at all?”
Duan Ling Tian was surprised.
As he dismissed the idea, he flew into a bigger cave.
This cave looked like an empty martial arts practice hall. Standing in it, Duan Ling Tian looked around and felt small.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian looked up as if he had sensed something. At the top of the cave, right in the middle, an exquisite box was mounted on the wall. Only half of the box could be seen.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up. Although he was unsure of what was in the box, it was still the first treasure he encountered since he entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
It was a good start. A whirlwind appeared when Duan Ling Tian rose up without any hesitation to collect that exquisite box.
However, just as he reached mid-air, his face fell as though he had sensed something. He ducked and hastily retreated as a purple lightning struck the place he was previously at.
At that exact moment, a khaki lightning zapped across where Duan Ling Tian was at, and it set off a wind whistling sound. Eventually, the khaki lightning landed on the ground and disappeared. It left behind a small and bottomless hole that looked like it was pierced by a sharp arrow.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as he broke out in cold sweat.
Fortunately, he had a quick reflex. Otherwise, it would have pierced his brain instead.
Rumble! Rumble! …
Duan Ling Tian heard the loud noises, and there was a lingering fear in his heart.
Meanwhile, he felt the ground shaking. The cave shook as if an earthquake was happening.
Duan Ling Tian let out his Spiritual Force, he instantly figured out the intense aura fluctuations from the surroundings were from the Inscription Formation being activated.
Duan Ling Tian’s face changed after this realization.
Moments later, a vast khaki energy rose from the ground one after another. They slowly took the form of a khaki shadow. Soon, there were more than a hundred of puppets with khaki flames flashing in their eyes. All of them immediately looked at Duan Ling Tian and locked on to him.
Duan Ling Tian pulled a face after seeing more than a hundred khaki puppets before him.
Through the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, he knew that there was an Earth Concept fragment within each puppet. That was one of their power sources. Needless to say, the other power source would be the Origin Energy. There were some Origin stones in the Inscription Formation that provided them with Origin energy. This meant that they could fight like an ordinary martial artist with both the Earth Concept and Origin Energy.
“These puppets are different from the earth puppets at the Sword Monarch’s Treasure… The latter couldn’t utilize the strength from their Earth Concept fragment whereas the former can fully utilize the strength of the Earth Concept fragment in their bodies!”
Duan Ling Tian solemnly observed the hundreds of puppets that surrounded him. He knew very well that what he was facing was equivalent to a group of Void Transformation martial artists.
As the saying went, ‘When the snipe and the clam grapple, it’s the fisherman who profits!’ Duan Ling Tian failed to notice a shadow lurking in a corner of the cave.