Chapter 988: Entering the Palace
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Indeed. Since the Martial Emperor left this place behind with his body in there… Theoretically, it’s impossible that he didn’t want us to go in.”
Many people agreed with that.
Just when everyone was at their wits’ end about the Killing Formation before their eyes, Duan Ling Tian realized something when he released his Spiritual Energy.
He found out that after the Blade Sect’s disciple was killed by the explosion from the Killing Formation that covered the palace, the Killing Formation seemed to have accomplished its duty and gradually faded away before it vanished entirely.
‘Could it be… the Killing Formation the Martial Emperor set up outside the palace could be broken with a blood sacrifice from a human’s life?’ Duan Ling Tian raised his eyebrows as he secretly speculated.
Since he had merged with the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories, he was no stranger to breaking a formation with a blood sacrifice.
As long the Inscription Master who set up the Killing Formation was willing, the Killing Formation could be broken with a blood sacrifice at any time. As long as somebody died from the Killing Formation, the Killing Formation would automatically be broken.
“Welcome, all of you lucky young people!”
When Duan Ling Tian was lost in his thoughts, a familiar yet unfamiliar voice entered everyone’s ears. All of them were stunned by the voice.
A Polyphony Formation was activated since the Killing Formation was broken!
Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy figured it out in just an instant.
“It’s the Martial Emperor’s voice!”
At this moment, the group of young powerhouses present at the scene identified the owner of the voice. They had heard that voice a couple of times ever since they entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Soon after, the Martial Emperor’s message proceeded to play from the Polyphony Formation. “The blood sacrifice is complete, and the Killing Formation has been broken… Lucky young people, all of you can now enter.”
There was no emotion in the Martial Emperor’s voice, it was extremely detached.
“The blood sacrifice is complete?”
When the group of young powerhouses present at the scene heard what the Martial Emperor said, they were initially stunned before they figured out what had happened. Their facial expression gradually changed.
“That means… The Blade Sect’s disciple broke the Killing Formation with his own life?”
“Based on what the Martial Emperor said in his message, it’s clear that someone must die to break the Killing Formation with a blood sacrifice! Luckily, I didn’t rush in. Otherwise, I could’ve been the one who performed the blood sacrifice.”
“That’s too brutal! A life has to be sacrificed to break the Killing Formation outside the palace.”
“Perhaps the inside of the palace is filled with danger.”
The young powerhouses present at the scene discussed among themselves. There was fear between their eyebrows, they feared the possible dangers that existed in the palace that the Martial Emperor left behind.
Even Zuo Yue and Xu Qing did not dare to move as they pleased after listening to the Martial Emperor’s message.
“Let’s go.” Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly at Feng Tian Wu before he asked Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong to come along. He took the lead by dashing in after he nodded at Peng Bao.
Feng Tian Wu followed closely behind, she trusted Duan Ling Tian wholeheartedly.
As long as Duan Ling Tian was by her side, she was not afraid even if they had to risk their lives.
To her, as long as she could die by her lover’s side, there would be no regrets even if she died.
“Let’s go!” Huang Daniu and the other two did not delay this time as they followed closely after Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu.
Duan Ling Tian descended from the sky and cleared the path with Spiritual Energy. He dashed toward the palace entrance directly, and soon after, he arrived before the big and magnificent door.
Duan Ling Tian stood before the door and extended both his hands. He pressed them on the door and exerted his strength!
‘Rumble! Rumble! Rumble! ‘
At this moment, the door slowly opened. It was a glorious scene.
“Let’s go!” When the door opened, Duan Ling Tian called out to the four people around him and took the lead to dash in.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! ‘
Feng Tian Wu and the other three followed behind Duan Ling Tian. They vanished behind the door that was ajar and disappeared before the eyes of everyone who was outside.
“They’re fine!” Many people’s eyes lit up suddenly.
“Let’s go in, too.” Nangong Yi raised his eyebrows and entered the palace through the wide open door with Nangong Chen.
“Let’s go!” Both Zhang Yan and Xuan Bei led the Emotion Severing Sect and Empyrean Temple’s disciples who survived into the palace.
Subsequently, Peng Bao, Zuo Yue, and Xu Qing led the Anicca Sect and North Nether’s Sect disciples into the palace.
Duan Ling Tian was the first one to enter the palace.
As soon as he entered, his Spiritual Energy discovered the place was densely filled with an Inscription Formation’s aura.
There was an Inscription Formation that encompassed the ground and air wherever he went.
“It’s the Illusory Realm Formation!”
Duan Ling Tian halted his movement. His face became solemn as he mumbled, “It’s the Illusory Realm Formation.” He realized the Inscription Formation that he noticed earlier was the Illusory Realm Formation.
They had to pass through this if they wanted to enter the palace!
As soon as they entered the Illusory Realm Formation, they would enter an illusory realm. It was out of their control where they would end up after passing through the illusory realm.
“Illusory Realm Formation?”
Feng Tian Wu and the other three who were next to Duan Ling Tian heard his words and could not help but feel surprised.
They did not doubt what Duan Ling Tian had said at all.
“Yes, it’s the Illusory Realm Formation.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and said with all seriousness, “This Illusory Realm Formation isn’t harmful at all. It’s similar to the Illusory Formation that we experienced earlier. It’ll just separate us, and we’ll have to look for the treasures in this palace on our own.”
The Illusory Formation was an abbreviation for the Illusory Realm Formation.
“We’ll have to pass through it if we want to enter the palace… I’m afraid we’ll have to part ways again,” Duan Ling Tian said.
Huang Daniu looked at Duan Ling Tian and said reluctantly, “What the hell was that Martial Emperor trying to do? He keeps wanting to separate us… I want to be with you, there are so many benefits when I’m with you.”
“How would I know what the hell he was thinking?” Duan Ling Tian was a little speechless when he looked at Huang Daniu complaining to him, and he rolled his eyes in irritation.
“Everyone, please be careful,” Zhang Shou Yong said.
“Alright.” Su Li nodded.
“Tian Wu.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Tian Wu next to him and solemnly said through Voice Transmission, “Unless it’s absolutely necessary, don’t ever use and perform Fire Profundity again! Otherwise, the Fire Spirit Body’s energy in your body will erupt and harm your life.”
“Yes.” Feng Tian Wu understood the concern in Duan Ling Tian’s words and revealed a rare smile on her gorgeous face that could win many people’s hearts. At this moment, Duan Ling Tian became a little distracted.
When Feng Tian Wu noticed Duan Ling Tian was distracted by her, both of her beautiful cheeks were flushed. They were so red that they looked as though they were going to drip blood since she was extremely shy.
Duan Ling Tian looked away, embarrassed, as he awkwardly rubbed his nose. He then quickly changed the subject. “You guys can go in first.”
“Let’s go! Let’s go find the Martial Emperor’s body! I’ll be rich if I find it first,” Huang Daniu said excitedly before he dashed in.
Almost at the same time when Huang Daniu dashed in, his body was shrouded in black fog that appeared out of thin air. He then disappeared before Duan Ling Tian and the others’ eyes. He had officially opened the Illusory Formation.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ll go ahead first.” Su Li went into the Illusory Formation after speaking to Duan Ling Tian.
Soon after, Zhang Shou Yong followed suit.
“Big Brother Duan, please be careful too,” Feng Tian Wu said to Duan Ling Tian. She only entered the Illusory Formation after hearing Duan Ling Tian’s response.
At this moment, another two silhouettes appeared next to Duan Ling Tian. He could not help but use his peripheral vision to look at them.
Duan Ling Tian recognized the duo in just one glance. They were Nangong Chen and Nangong Yi.
Duan Ling Tian nodded at the both of them and considered that his greeting. Without waiting for the duo to respond, he dashed into the black fog and vanished before the Nangong Twins’ eyes.
“It’s the Illusory Formation again!”
Nangong Yi frowned when he saw the familiar black fog before them. “That means the both of us will be separated again?”
Earlier when they had just entered, he was separated from Nangong Chen due to the Illusory Formation surrounding the stone staircase by the side of the platform. They only reunited again after venturing into the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure for half a month.
Even that was the doing of the Telepathy between the both of them!
As twin brothers, as long as the distance between Nangong Yi and Nangong Chen was not too far apart, they could sense each other’s rough location.
“Telepathy,” Nangong Chen reminded while keeping his cool.
“Yes, Telepathy! How can I forget such an important thing… This palace is just the size of a palm. With our Telepathy, we’ll be able to sense each other’s location in an instant.” Nangong Yi’s eyes lit up after being reminded by Nangong Chen.
“Idiot!” Nangong Chen responded coolly and dashed into the Illusory Formation surrounded by black fog and disappeared before Nangong Yi could say anything.
“You’re the idiot!” Nangong Yi rebuked with irritation written on his face.
Soon, Zhang Yan and Xuan Bei had also arrived.
“It’s the Illusory Formation again!” Although they were surprised at the Illusory Formation before their eyes, the duo did not delay any further and dashed into it directly and was shrouded within the Illusory Formation.
Later on, the Five Element Sect, Blade Sect, Empyrean Temple and Emotion Severing Sect’s disciples entered one by one.
Disciples from the six forces who entered from Entrance No.2 were only left with disciples from the four forces that survived.
Meanwhile, all of the disciples from the other two forces were killed!
As the group from Entrance No.2 entered the Illusory Formation, the group who came from Entrance No.1 arrived later in the palace one by one.
They were led by Xu Qing and Zuo Yue.
“Let’s go!” Xu Qing called out to the three remaining disciples from North Nether Sect and dashed into the Illusory Formation.
“Duan Ling Tian, I really hope that you have something you’ve yet to display when you used your spirit weapon earlier. Otherwise, if I find out the 1600 ancient horned dragons’ strength with the help of the spirit weapon is all you got… I’ll definitely kill you!” Zuo Yue’s eyes gleamed coldly after Xu Qing and the others went in.
Until now, Zuo Yue could not forget about the Profundity Fragment in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.