Chapter 1770: Six Harmonies Tower
At the instant Duan Ling Tian’s attention was on the tower, the three beasts that were in a triangle formation around him seemed to have been boosted by courage as they abruptly charged and pounded at Duan Ling Tian.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
The three sounds were akin to the sound of sky tearing reverberated in the air. In just a blink of an eye, they were fast approaching Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian soon realized the three identical wild beasts were coordinating their attacks as though they had telepathic connections, making them seem like a single entity. It was as though they had coordinated an attack pattern with their bodies as the foundation.
Faced with the simultaneous attacks from the three beasts, Duan Ling Tian felt as though he was facing a wild beast at the Early Refined Saint Stage.
In fact, these three were wild beasts were merely at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage!
“What an outstanding joint attack…” Although Duan Ling Tian was shocked, he did not stay idle. His body flashed away as he easily dodged the attacks from the three wild beasts.
Although the joint attack of these three wild beasts was equivalent to an Early Refined Saint Stage wild beast, it did not pose a threat to Duan Ling Tian. After all, with Duan Ling Tian’s current prowess, he could defeat an Early Eminent Saint Stage wild beast!
Initially, Duan Ling Tian wanted to see the secret of the joint attack of these three beasts, but soon, he realized the secret of these joint attack seemed to originate from their hearts and souls so it could not be seen at all from outside. He immediately dismissed the idea of stealing their technique.
“I no longer want to play with the three of you,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself as the Sun True Origin surged from his body. In just a blink of an eye, thousands of golden sword rays surged out from his body.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
As the sword rays whizzed around, the three beasts were soon pierced until they looked like a beehive.
Unlike the wild beasts that Duan Ling Tian encountered outside after the three beasts were pierced until they looked like a beehive, no blood was shed at all. They simply disappeared into thin air as though they were never there at all.
At the moment when Duan Ling Tian killed the three wild beasts, the tower in the distance began to quake.
Then, the only door of the tower, a stone door at the lowest level, gradually opened with a creak.
“I’ll have a look inside.” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted. It was as though he had transformed into a bolt of lightning as he charged inside the tower. To be more exact, the first level of the tower.
After Duan Ling Tian entered the tower, his vision shook, and he could see an empty floor. At the end of the floor, a staircase led up to the second level of the tower.
Although the floor was described as empty, that was not entirely the case. Apart from the staircase, there were two statues in there as well.
Those two statues stood in opposition to each other.
“These two figures…” Duan Ling Tian shifted his gaze to the two statues. Upon closer inspection, he discovered something shocking.
Both of these two statues had sturdy human bodies, but their heads were not the heads of humans. Instead, they both had the head of a rat and a horse respectively!
After walking a circle around the two statues, Duan Ling Tian did not notice anything strange about them so he no longer bothered with them and made his way to the staircase that led to a higher level.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian made his way to the staircase, something suddenly happened!
Boom! Boom! Boom!
An earthquake that seemed capable of toppling mountains suddenly appeared. Duan Ling Tian felt his entire body sway along with the tower.
Subsequently, two sounds akin to the sound of sky tearing resonated behind him.
One of the sounds appeared particularly sneaky while the other sounded extremely fast.
With just a flash of his body, Duan Ling Tian disappeared from the spot he was previously standing at and emerged somewhere nearby.
After he had moved away, he turned around in a timely manner and discovered the rat-faced human statue and that horse-faced human statue had somehow come alive. Moreover, they no longer stood opposite each other. Instead, they were joining forces to attack him.
After the rat-faced human statue and the horse-faced human statue failed in their attacks, they immediately attacked again.
The rat-faced human statue’s attack was more sneaky while the horse-faced human statue’s attack mostly relied on speed.
These just happened to be the characteristics of a rat and a horse.
“However, they’re just too weak, right?” Under Duan Ling Tian’s Strange Pupil, the speed of the two statues that came alive was just too slow that it was pitiful. Duan Ling Tian’s estimated that they were at the Early Pristine Saint Stage at most.
This was much weaker than the three wild beasts he came across outside the tower.
With just a thought, two golden sword rays that were as dazzling as the sun appeared. In just a blink of an eye, they directly impaled the two statues. After a while, they no longer could hold on and finally collapsed, forming two piles of broken stones.
“How weak!” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he made his way to the staircase that led to the next floor. However, after this experience, he became more wary and alert.
Although that was the case, he soon realized he had been too cautious.
As he walked up to the second level of the tower, he did not encounter any obstacles at all.
The second level of the tower was as empty as the first level. There was only a staircase leading up to the third level and another two statues.
These two statues were also standing opposite each other in a confrontational pose similar to the statues on the first level.
“Cow-faced? Sheep-faced?” Soon after, Duan Ling Tian discovered these two statues had the head of a cow and a sheep respectively. “A cow-faced human and a sheep-faced human… It was a rat-faced human and a horse-faced human on the first floor. Moreover, they’re standing in opposition to each other… Cow and sheep? Rat and Horse? Don’t tell me…” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself as his eyes suddenly brightened. “Don’t tell me it’s actually the Six Harmonies?”
Duan Ling Tian remembered when he was still on Earth in his past life, there was an ancient belief in that ancient eastern country.
The Six Harmonies was part of the belief. It described the opposition between the Chinese Zodiac signs.
There was a total of twelve Chinese Zodiacs. Two would always be in opposition with each other and form the Six Harmonies.
“This must be it! The first level was the cow and the sheep while the second level is a cow and a sheep. The rat opposes the horse while the cow opposes with sheep. If I’m not mistaken, the third level should be the tiger and the monkey, the fourth level should be the rabbit and the chicken, the fifth level should be the dragon and the dog, and the sixth level should be the snake and the pig.” Duan Ling Tian finally pieced the puzzle together.
‘Looks like this tower contains the secret of the Six Harmonies,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
When Duan Ling Tian regained his senses, he made his way to the staircase leading to the third level. At the same time, he successfully activated the two statues on the second level. The sheep-faced human statue and the cow-faced human statue.
Compared to the two statues on the first level, these two statues’ strength seemed to be a level higher. They were both at the Intermediate Pristine Saint Stage.
However, in front of Duan Ling Tian, there was no difference between the Early and Intermediate Pristine Saint Stage. He could easily annihilate both of them.
Just as Duan Ling Tian had expected, he encountered a tiger-faced human statue and a monkey-faced human statue on the third level of the tower. Their strength was also a level higher. They were at the Mastery Pristine Saint Stage.
On the fourth level of the tower, it was a rabbit-faced human statue and chicken-faced human statue. Both were at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage.
On the fifth level of the tower, it was a dragon-faced human statue and a dog-faced human statue. Both were at the Early Refined Saint Stage.
The snake-faced human statue and the pig-faced human statue on the sixth level of the tower were at the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage. When the two of them joined forces, even an ordinary Intermediate Refined Saint Stage Martial Cultivator might not necessarily be able to defeat them.
However, they were nothing in front of Duan Ling Tian.
“This is already the final level of the tower… Where’s the Divine Ability Relic?” Duan Ling Tian’s heart pounded when he saw the snake-faced human statue and the pig-faced human statue had already crumbled into two piles of stones.
As soon as this thought appeared in his mind, the air trembled as a gigantic statue walked out of thin air.
A khaki light gleamed around its body that seemed as though it was as heavy as a mountain.
“What’s this?” Duan Ling Tian was taken aback when he saw this.
At this moment, the gigantic statue began to move. As heavy and clumsy as it looked, it was like a gust of wind when it moved.
In just a blink of an eye, it arrived before Duan Ling Tian before it lifted its gigantic leg and stomped on Duan Ling Tian at lightning speed.
If it was an ordinary person, he would definitely be smashed into a bloody mess after being stomped on like that.
Faced with the gigantic statue’s powerful stomp, Duan Ling Tian did not retreat, but he charged forward instead. Both of his hands landed on the gigantic leg as all of the Sun True Origin in his body surged out unreservedly and gathered on his palms.
In just a blink of an eye, both of Duan Ling Tian’s hands seemed to be granted with limitless strength.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Duan Ling Tian’s hands trembled before he subsequently took hold of that gigantic statue’s leg and lifted it up abruptly. Like a windmill, he spun the statue around.
In the end, as though he was done playing with it, Duan Ling Tian let go of it and let it crashed on the wall of the sixth level of the tower.
Although there was a loud bang, the wall remained undamaged. Not only that, but the gigantic statue seemed to be intact as well.
“What a powerful defense!” Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian was greatly astonished. If he had thrown an ordinary Mastery Refined Saint Stage Martial Cultivator in this manner, he would have died if not crippled.
However, this gigantic statue that possessed the strength of a Mastery Refined Saint Stage powerhouse was completely uninjured.
The gigantic statue stood back up and charged at Duan Ling Tian again.
“Big guy, eat my sword!” Duan Ling Tian snarled. With a raise of his hand, the Sun True Origin surged out of his palm and transformed into a three-foot-long blade that was gleaming brightly with a golden light.
Duan Ling Tian’s body was like a willow as his sword followed his movement. In just a short while, he appeared in front of the gigantic statue and slashed his sword at the gigantic statue’s head at lightning speed.
Duan Ling Tian had thought he would be able to pierce the gigantic statue’s head easily. However, he was proven wrong. The khaki light gleaming around the statue that was like a peerless defense easily blocked his sword.
“What a good fellow!” Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian was, naturally, dumbfounded. He began to notice that something was amiss. “The khaki light on the surface of its body doesn’t look as simple as just energy. It doesn’t look like a defensive martial technique as well! Could this be a Divine Ability?”