Chapter 1578 – Sky Tower
A white light flashed and three people appeared on a transmission formation. Zhao Hai looked around him and saw that they were at a square on a mountain’s summit. The mountain looked very hgh, but this wasn’t what attracted Zhao Hai’s attention. Right beyond the square was a tower.
It was a very huge tower with an octagon base covering about one mu(666.7 sq. m.). Each corner of the tower had upturned eaves with bronze bells hanging on them. Every time the wind blows, the bells would let out a gentle ring, causing a person’s mind to calm down.
Connected to the square was the tower’s entrance. Above the entrance was a copper tablet inscribed with three characters “Sky Tower”. The writing technique was ancient and powerful. Although there were only three characters, the tablet exuded a powerful pressure. It was clear that the one who wrote the characters was an extraordinary individual.
The three had just appeared on the transmission formation. But because of their powerful spiritual force, they were able to get this much information in just one sweep.
But even if they were scanning the Sky Tower, they were still unable to discover how high it was. Even Zhao Hai’s Space was unable to find out about it. It was clear that the height of the tower was very astonishing.
Most importantly, although they could scan the tower with their spiritual force, they weren’t able to scan what was inside. They can sense the existence of the tower, but its insides were covered with a dense fog.
The first floor of the Sky Tower was a hundred meters high. Its gate was 90 meters high and 50 meters wide which was divided into two doors. Under Zhao Hai’s gaze, the two doors slowly opened. Despite such a large door opening, it didn’t make any sound at all. It was a completely silent opening.
A figure slowly walked out of the tower. This person was very tall, about 2.5 meters tall. The figure was like an iron tower. However, his white hair betrayed him, exposing that he was no longer young.
It was an old man with snow-white hair and beard. Despite his age, his waist was straight and his eyes were sharp. He also had vigor similar to a fierce tiger. Zhao Hai and Mu Yu were surprised when they saw this person.
Looking at Zhao Hai and the others, the old man stepped forward. Tang Yaoen immediately greeted him, he bowed slightly and said, “Hundred Treasures Realm’s Tang Yaoen has seen your excellency.”
The old man also cupped his fist towards Tang Yaoen as he said, “Luo Ying, guardian of the Sky Tower, greets Elder Tang Yaoen. We already received news of your coming. It has been agreed that as long as either the Hundred Treasures Realm or the Giant Spirit Realm surrenders to the other, the winner would send representatives to the Sky Tower for the bet. I’m happy to see you all today.”
Tang Yaoen replied with a calm expression, “Guardian, please tell us what the bet is this time.”
Luo Ying looked at Tang Yaoen, then he smiled faintly. He knew that no realm wanted to accept the bets of the Sky Tower. However, they have no choice but to accept. Because of this, he was amused with Tang Yaoen’s calm expression. In his opinion, this was a weak person keeping calm on the surface in order to preserve his dignity. To be honest, Lu Ying didn’t really care about today’s matter.
Luo Ying replied, “It’s approximately the same as before. The Hundred Treasures Realm sends two people to ascend the tower. As long as they can reach the fifth floor, the Sky Tower will support the Hundred Treasures Realm in any of their actions in the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. And in the following 500 years, the Sky Tower will not bet with the Hundred Treasures Realm. But if the Hundred Treasures Realm loses, then after you head back, the Hundred Treasures Realm must attack the Fireweaver Race. What does Elder Tang Yaoen think about this? Is it fair?”
How could it be fair? Hearing Luo Ying saying that the Hundred Treasures Realm must attack the Fireweavers if they lose, Tang Yaoen immediately knew what the Sky Tower wanted. With the Hundred Treasures Realm’s present strength, attacking the Fireweaver Race wouldn’t result in anything good. It would certainly cause massive losses to the realm. The Hundred Treasures Realm might even face ruin. However, they have no choice. With a pale complexion, Tang Yaoen replied, “Alright, then we’ll accept this bet.”
Looking at Tang Yaoen’s expression, Luo Ying smiled faintly and said, “Since this is the case, you three, please enter the tower.” Then he turned sideways and gestured towards the tower using his left hand. Tang Yaoen coldly snorted before walking towards the Sky Tower.
Meanwhile, Luo Ying was sizing Mu Yu and Zhao Hai up. Needless to say, Mu Yu’s complexion was pale and his face clearly showed his anger. Luo Ying expected this. Actually, the Sky Tower’s guardians always began with mentally harassing the participants before entering the Sky Tower. As long as their mental state was shaken, they would surely be defeated.
But when Luo Ying saw Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but be shocked. This was because Zhao Hai had a smile on his face as he looked at him. Luo Ying didn’t know why, but upon seeing Zhao Hai’s eyes, his heart couldn’t help but jump. His body firmed up and his body hair stood up.
Zhao Hai looked at Luo Ying and gave him a salute as he said, “Guardian Luo, I don’t know how tall it is, but the Sky Tower is the tallest structure I have seen in my life. I am awed by it.”
Zhao Hai’s sudden words stunned Tang Yaoen and Mu Yao. The two looked at Zhao Hai and found that he was smiling as he conversed with Luo Ying.
The two couldn’t help but shake before letting out a long breath. To be honest, they had been suppressed by the Sky Tower’s imposing aura. Because of this, they had been led by the nose by the people of the tower. Zhao Hai’s words caused the pressure in their hearts to vanish.
Luo Ying looked at Zhao Hai and a dignified radiance appeared in his eyes for the first time. He understood the underlying purpose behind Zhao Hai’s words. Lu Ying’s eyes flashed a cold light. People like Zhao Hai were the type of people that the guardians of the Sky Tower needed to eliminate.
The killing intent behind Luo Ying’s eyes only flashed for a fraction of a second. He looked at Zhao Hai and gave a smile as he said, “The height of the Sky Tower is a secret. If you really want to investigate, then it would be an act of spying on the Sky Tower. By then, you would be treated as an enemy of the Sky Tower. Do you still want to know?”
Zhao Hai stared, then he quickly waved his hand and said, “I wouldn’t dare. The Hundred Treasures Realm and the Sky Tower have a good relationship. You had us wage war against the Giant Spirit Realm, so we went and did it. We also managed to drive the Giant Spirit Realm out of the Ten-thousand Realm Battlefield. After that, you even allowed us to enter the Sky Tower. As you can see, we have a very good relationship. How could I become an enemy of the Sky Tower? I absolutely won’t dare.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, a smile bloomed on Tang Yaoen and Mu Yu’s face. If they weren’t afraid of Luo Ying’s face, then they would have laughed. Even then, they were having a hard time suppressing their laugh, their faces were beginning to turn red.
Tang Yaoen was beginning to dread Zhao Hai’s ability to talk nonsense. He was truly a master of it. Tang Yaoen couldn’t do it. At the same time, Zhao Hai’s words caused Luo Ying to be unable to reply. Looking at Luo Ying’s choked up expression, Tang Yaoen and Mu Yu wanted to laugh.
Looking at Luo Ying’s expression, Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he turned his hand and took out a jug of liquor. Then he handed it to Luo Ying and said, “Senior, this is a special product of our Hundred Treasures Realm. It’s high-grade spirit wine. Senior, please accept it. Take it as a token of the Sky Tower and the Hundred Treasures Realm’s friendship.”
Luo Ying looked at Zhao Hai, then a smile slowly appeared on his face before he laughed. He took the jug that Zhao Hai handed over and then patted him on the shoulder as he said, “Hahaha. What a young man. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a young man as interesting as you. I’ll take your wine.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Senior, please.” Then he handed the wine over to Luo Ying. After receiving the jug, Luo Ying once again invited the three to enter the tower.
Meanwhile, Tang Yaoen looked at Zhao Hai with amazement. Not only did he break the awkward atmosphere, he also managed to make Luo Ying laugh.
However, since there was no time, Tang Yaoen didn’t say anything. He led Zhao Hai and Mu Yu inside the tower along with Luo Ying. Upon entering the tower, Zhao Hai and Mu Yu stared. This was because the inside of the tower was much bigger than they thought.
From what Zhao Hai can see, the inside was ten mu(6,666,7 sq.m). The ground was made out of flagstone, appearing very bleak.
Inside this huge space was a bald person wearing a Buddhist robe. Hanging on this person’s neck was a bead necklace with beads as large as a fist. A faint gold color appeared on his skin and a golden aura surrounded his body. He wasn’t very tall at around 1.8 meters tall. Compared to Luo Ying, he was short. He also looked somewhat emaciated.
Although one couldn’t see any fat on the person’s body, his muscles were well-defined. It looked solid as steel, as though it was cast. As he stood in place, he looked like a golden metallic statue casted from liquid gold.
The person had closed eyes, one hand on the side while the other was pressed on his chest. One also couldn’t see him breathing. If it weren’t for his vitality, he could fool people to think that he was a statue.
Luo Ying looked at the person and then turned to Tang Yaoen and said, “This is the Sky Tower’s first floor guardian. He has Severed Soul-stage strength. You may begin. Both of you can make a move.” After he said that, Luo Ying retreated along with Tang Yaoen.
Looking at the golden body of the monk, Zhao Hai turned to Mu Yu and said, “Brother Mu, I think we shouldn’t go together. Otherwise, people would think that we’re bullying people. What do you think? Who should go first?”
Mu Yu looked at the monk and could see that he was a body cultivator. Moreover, he looked like a well-accomplished one. But if it came to battle, Mu Yu knew that this person wasn’t a match against Zhao Hai. So after thinking, he replied, “I’ll go first. If I can’t do it, you’ll go.” Mu Yu wanted to go first to see how strong the monk was. If he won, then that would be good. If not, then at least Zhao Hai could see the opponent’s strength.
Zhao Hai understood Mu Yu’s thoughts, so he didn’t decline and gave a nod before retreating.