Peerless Battle Spirit - Chapter 456
Chapter 456 - The Four Great Factions
...In the lower district, somewhere in the north pole...
An ocean could be found here, filled with pitch-black water, causing one to feel suffocated. The ocean was incredibly deep and boundless, as if it were able to suck one’s soul into it. Looking from afar, the ocean seemed to be connected with the sky, with no visible end to it.
This ocean was ranked first among the top ten forbidden areas in the lower district—the Ocean of Death.
There were many rumors regarding the Ocean of Death, but the most convincing one was that a few thousand years ago, someone with the name ‘Death Emperor’ was being hunted by his enemies and ended up falling here, whose figure turned into the ocean.
A shocking explosion took place on the calm surface of the ocean all of a sudden.
An ancient door with a length of over three hundred zhang emerged from the ocean, emitting a mysterious aura.
Following this, it was as if the door was being pulled by some sort of mysterious force, causing it to slowly open while emitting a squeaking noise.
The sight immediately captured the attention of the cultivators who had long awaited this day in a nearby small town.
“Look, the Door of Death has appeared!”
“In an hour’s time, the door will be fully opened, and we will then be able to enter!”
“Tsk tsk, I’m not looking forward to finding anything valuable in the Ocean of Death. I just want to see when Feiyang Sacred Area and Qinglong Sacred Area will arrive here.”
The Ocean of Death was ranked first among the top ten forbidden areas, indicating that there existed countless secrets and fortunate encounters within it. Any cultivator would have the chance of becoming an expert by acquiring them. Despite that, many cultivators had no desire to try their luck, as the place was extremely dangerous. Among ten cultivators who entered the place, at least eight of them would never return.
Most of them were here to witness the duel between Qin Nan and Xiao Zhonghuang!
At that instant, the sky above slightly vibrated as countless rays of light intertwined with one another rapidly in mid-air, forming an over fifty-zhang long formation. Figures continuously appeared from the center of the formation, and in the blink of an eye, over ten thousand figures had appeared from it.
These figures were none other than the disciples, the Peak Leaders, and Sacred Leader Feiyang of the Feiyang Sacred Area.
The center of the formation suddenly shattered, and among the scattered pieces, a throne emitting a golden-purple glow flew upward and floated in mid-air. Countless rays of light were shone at the surroundings from the throne, resulting in an imperious aura.
The one sitting on the throne was none other than Progenitor Wen Dao!
However, there stood two figures beside Progenitor Wen Dao. One of them was the currently crippled Jiang Bilan who was wearing a pale face, while the other was Xiao Zhonghuang who had spent half a year cultivating in seclusion.
In the last six months, Xiao Zhonghuang was fully supported by the Feiyang Sacred Area, allowing his cultivation to improve rapidly reaching the seventh-layer Martial Dominator Realm. The aura emanating from his body felt like a black hole.
He hugged Jiang Bilan with his left hand while glancing downward at the crowd of cultivators with a prideful look, as if they were ants to him.
“Look! It’s Xiao Zhonghuang!”
“What a terrifying suppression, does that mean his cultivation has reached the Martial Highness Realm?”
“That’s impossible. They would not let him rank up to the Martial Highness Realm now!”
“The one sitting on the purple gold throne, is he Progenitor Wen Dao from the Eastern Continent?”
“It must be him. Didn’t you realize that Sacred Leader Feiyang was only standing below him!?”
The cultivators were astonished by the sight before them.
It was the first time for many of them to meet Progenitor Wen Dao and Xiao Zhonghuang, and they were left in complete awe by their auras.
“Set up the place!”
Progenitor Wen Dao spoke calmly.
The disciples floating in mid-air immediately descended onto the ground and took out magical equipments summoning small-sized palaces in an orderly fashion. In just a few breaths’ time, at the edge of the Ocean of Death, a small town immersed in an lively aura was established.
The crowd of rogue cultivators were stunned seeing this.
“I, Miao Yuxin, the Inner Disciple of Wanxiang Pavilion, am here to greet Progenitor Wen Dao!”
At that instant, a pleasant voice could be heard as a woman slowly walked toward the crowd from a distance away in mid-air. Each step she took would emit a colorful glow, giving her a glamorous appearance, allowing her to be the limelight of the crowd.
The eyes of the cultivators flickered with astonishment.
Meanwhile, the Peak Leaders of the Feiyang Sacred Area and a few Martial Dominator Realm experts were startled.
The Eastern Continent of the upper district had four powerful factions—the Dao-Seeking Mountain, the Wanxiang Pavilion, the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, and the Trading Alliance. This Miao Yuxin was the Inner Disciple of the Wanxiang Pavilion, which was considered an extraordinary identity here.
Progenitor Wen Dao raised his head slightly as his reply, giving off a firm stance.
Miao Yuxin’s eyes landed onto Xiao Zhonghuang’s figure while she said, “I believe this is the top genius of the lower district, Mr. Xiao? If you don’t mind, I would like to cooperate with you.”
Xiao Zhonghuang’s eyes flickered with joy.
This woman displayed an extraordinary aura. Her appearance alone when approaching the crowd had caused his heart to beat faster, not to mention her identity as the Inner Disciple of the Wanxiang Pavilion.
In comparison, the now-crippled Jiang Bilan was not worth mentioning at all.
Xiao Zhonghuang unnoticedly created a distance with Jiang Bilan as he brought his fists together, “Senior Sister Yuxin, feel free to say it. I will definitely try my best to assist you!”
“You have my thanks.”
Miao Yuxin burst out giggling as she spoke, “We of the Wanxiang Pavilion are interested in something from the Death Emperor’s Palace…”
The crowd immediately came to a realization after hearing the words!
As the Ocean of Death was made accessible, the Door of Death would be opened. Anyone who entered the Door of Death would be transported to the deepest region inside the Ocean of Death—the Death Emperor’s Palace.
It was said that this Death Emperor’s Palace contained countless rare artifacts, each possessing an incredible value. Despite that, only the real peerless geniuses were able to acquire these artifacts.
Even though Miao Yuxin was the Inner Disciple of the Wanxiang Pavilion, as she was from the upper district, her presence was rejected by the Ocean of Death, prohibiting her from entering it. Therefore, she could only rely on Xiao Zhonghuang to acquire the item she desired.
The disciples of the Feiyang Sacred Area glanced at Xiao Zhonghuang with utter respect.
They clearly knew that Xiao Zhonghuang’s status would experience a tremendous change when the Ocean of Death was activated.
“Junior Brother Xiao, we of the Trading Alliance need your help to acquire something too!” At that instant, a roar could be heard.
The crowd could only see a young white-robed man carrying a long spear on his back descending from above. He wore a stern look on his face while his body emitted a murderous aura, causing the crowd to shiver.
As the young man arrived, he immediately brought his fists together facing Progenitor Wen Dao, “Disciple of the Trading Alliance, Lu Jian, greets Progenitor Wen Dao.”
Progenitor Wen Dao raised his gaze slightly while nodding his head.
Xiao Zhonghuang slightly frowned his eyebrows. He did not expect this Lu Jian of the Trading Alliance to interrupt suddenly, placing him in an awkward situation.
Although his intention was to side with Miao Yuxian, this Lu Jian was without a doubt a genius disciple of the Trading Alliance, one that he could not simply offend.
“HAHA, Lu Jian, Miao Yuxin, what a surprise to see both of you here!”
A loud laugh appeared out of nowhere as a young man wearing a golden robe engraved with numerous fiery dragons could be seen flying toward the crowd.
As soon as the man showed himself, both Lu Jian and Miao Yuxin frowned slightly.