Chapter 982: Central Palace
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Shortly after, three figures flew out from the center-left entrance of the cave and appeared before Duan Ling Tian.
They were Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes brightened when he saw the three of them, and he asked with a hopeful face, “How is it?”
The three of them shook their heads.
“It was an unsolvable maze… We traveled to every corner and found no other exit,” Huang Daniu said with a bitter smile.
It was apparent they were in the same boat as Duan Ling Tian.
“Looks like we’ll have to wait for Peng Bao.” When Duan Ling Tian heard Huang Daniu’s reply, he nodded with slight disappointment. “If the path Peng Bao took isn’t the way to the central area, we’ll have to split up and check out the three remaining entrances.” Having said that, Duan Ling Tian looked at the remaining entrances that had not been explored at both sides of the cave. So far, they still did not know the situation inside these three entrances.
One hour passed quickly.
“Peng Bao’s still not back?” Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong could not help but furrow their brows.
“Here he comes!” Duan Ling Tian focused his gaze and stared at the entrance on the furthest right. With his sharp hearing, he could clearly hear the rapid wind howling from inside.
The sound got nearer and nearer!
Soon, there was dust all over the entrance.
Following that, a familiar figure flew out from the entrance and appeared before Duan Ling Tian and the others. It was Peng Bao.
As soon as Peng Bao appeared, he immediately smiled at Duan Ling Tian and the others before he said, “This is the road to the central area.”
When the four of them heard his words, their eyes lit up instantly.
The five of them departed immediately. They entered the entrance at the furthest right and continued traveling toward the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
As time went by, they were also getting closer and closer to the central area.
Meanwhile, a lot of people were also drawing closer and closer in every direction to the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Two days later.
“We’ve arrived?” When Duan Ling Tian saw the empty opening in the distance, his flashing figure gradually slowed down. He had successfully arrived at the location of the entrance.
Duan Ling Tian stood before the entrance, what appeared before his eyes were different from the entrances he had seen countless of time.
The entrance before him was huge and spacious, it revealed a completely new world.
To compare the entrance with the huge cave outside, it was just a hole high up on one side of the cave. There were countless similar holes around the wall of this huge cave.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not have time to ponder on that.
His gaze immediately landed in the middle of the cave.
A gigantic palace stood there.
The seemingly magnificent and gigantic palace stood there like a sleeping beast that exuded an intimidating aura.
“This palace is the palace mentioned in the Martial Emperor’s message? His final resting place when he died?”
Unknowingly, Peng Bao had caught up and stood beside Duan Ling Tian. He was surprised as he sized up the gigantic palace that stood in the middle of the huge cave.
“The Martial Emperor’s body is inside this palace?” Huang Daniu had also caught up with them. His eyes were shining as he looked at the palace, and his breath quickened involuntarily.
According to the Martial Emperor’s message, there was a total of three Profundity Fragments in his body. One of it was an Emperor Stage Profundity fragment, and the other two were Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments.
Put aside the two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments, just the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment was enough to drive everybody crazy.
Although Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong remained silent, their burning gazes on the palace before them betrayed their inner thoughts.
The palace stood in the huge cave as though it was a humongous statue, it exuded an ancient aura as though it had seen the vicissitudes of life, and it spoke of the history of its existence to the ones who came.
“Someone’s there.” Su Li’s sharp eyes quickly spotted three figures standing slightly apart in the air on the other side of the palace.
It was obvious the three of them had arrived before them.
Since the palace mentioned in the Martial Emperor’s message had appeared, this place was undoubtedly their destination.
The central area of Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
“Senior Brother Zuo!” Peng Bao’s low voice sounded in their ears once Su Li stopped talking.
They followed Peng Bao’s gaze to the distance and immediately saw a green figure hovering in mid-air.
Originally, the green-clad young man stood there resting with his eyes closed.
However, when Duan Ling Tian and the others’ gazes were trained on him, he opened his eyes as if he was aware of their gazes. His razor-sharp gaze was immediately focused on the direction of Duan Ling Tian and the others.
“Let’s go! Let me introduce you to Senior Brother Zuo!” Duan Ling Tian and the three other people flew out along with Peng Bao. They stopped near the green-clad young man in just a moment.
“Senior Brother Zuo.” Peng Bao’s voice was laced with respect when he greeted the green-clad young man, it was the kind of respect that came from the depth of his heart.
“Junior Brother Peng.” The green-clad young man nodded at Peng Bao, but he did not acknowledge Duan Ling Tian and the others. Although it was not offensive, it showed his confidence and aloofness.
In this regard, the four of them were not surprised.
“It seems this is Zuo Yue whom Peng Bao previously mentioned to us.”
At this moment, Huang Daniu’s Voice Transmission was clearly transmitted to Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong’s ears. They were communicating secretly.
“It should be him.” Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong nodded.
‘Zuo Yue!’ Duan Ling Tian’s eyebrows rose, the words that Peng Bao said while they were on the road seemed to echo in his ears.
“Among the younger generation in Anicca Sect, I’m only the second strongest.”
“The strongest among the younger generation in Anicca Sect is my Senior Brother Zuo. His full name is Zuo Yue, and he’s the Anicca Sect’s supreme elder’s only direct disciple!”
“Anicca Sect’s supreme elder is the only Martial Monarch powerhouse in Anicca Sect!”
The strongest person among the younger generation in Anicca Sect.
The direct disciple of a Martial Monarch powerhouse.
Any one of the two titles was shocking enough.
The combination of the two made Zuo Yue the brightest star in Anicca Sect.
Peng Bao could not help but feel awkward when he realized Zuo Yue did not even deign to look at Duan Ling Tian and the others in the eyes. He smiled apologetically at them.
Duan Ling Tian and the others returned a smile and expressed that it did not matter.
Since he was Zuo Yue, he was entitled to be so arrogant.
“Senior Brother Zuo, these are my friends… These are Duan Ling Tian, Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong,” Peng Bao introduced them one by one to Zuo Yue.
When he mentioned Duan Ling Tian, Zuo Yue, who was standing there indifferently and confidently, looked at Duan Ling Tian immediately. He did not even listen to what Peng Bao said after that.
“You’re Duan Ling Tian?!” Zuo Yue stared at Duan Ling Tian. Even someone as aloof as him could not help but reveal greed in the depth of his eyes. “That disciple from the third-rate force, the Five Element Sect?”
“You’re right, I’m that Duan Ling Tian.” When Duan Ling Tian saw the greed in Zuo Yue’s eyes, he was certain, without the need to ponder on it, that Zuo Yue had heard the news of him possessing a Profundity Fragment!
Peng Bao’s face changed dramatically when he sensed the smell of gunpowder between Duan Ling Tian and Zuo Yue.
Although Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong knew they were no match for Zuo Yue even if they joined hands, they still stood firmly behind Duan Ling Tian and looked at Zuo Yue fiercely.
There was a flash in Zuo Yue’s eyes.
Suddenly, he glanced at the two young men, who was standing apart in the distance, as if he had thought of something.
When he noticed their gazes were on him, he did not take any action nor did he attack Duan Ling Tian.
He knew in his heart, if they knew about Duan Ling Tian, it would be difficult for him to obtain the Profundity Fragment in Duan Ling Tian’s hand even with his strength.
‘En?’ Zuo Yue’s movement caught Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, and it made him turn to look at the two young men in the distance.
One of them was tall and strong. Physically, he looked almost similar to Huang Daniu. The other one was dressed in green with a sheathed spirit sword on his back, he was a Sword Cultivator.
Duan Ling Tian was curious so he extended his Spirit Energy toward them.
Shortly after, Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes, there was a hint of shock and horror on his face as realization dawned on him. ‘I see… They seem to be the strongest among the younger generation from Izumo Sect and North Nether Sect!’
Duan Ling Tian was certain of it after he probed their cultivation.
Their cultivation was on par with Zuo Yue!
As for Zuo Yue, Duan Ling Tian noticed the hint of hesitation in his eyes after he looked at them.
That was why it was not difficult for Duan Ling Tian to guess Zuo Yue’s thought process.
“Big Brother Duan!” At this moment, a familiar voice as beautiful as an oriole bird clearly entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian stared intently at the place where the voice came from at once.
There was a figure that flashed out like a fire elf toward him.
“Tian Wu!” When Duan Ling Tian saw the approaching figure, a gentle smile appeared on his face. He controlled the air and flew toward her.
The figure that looked like a fire elf was none other than Feng Tian Wu!
During Duan Ling Tian’s journey, he was constantly worried about Feng Tian Wu’s safety.
Now that he saw Feng Tian Wu was safe and sound, the weight was finally lifted off his shoulders, and he heaved a sigh of relief.