Chapter 1754 – Entering the Heavenly Demon Realm
A good man is afraid of a sly man! No matter how good you are, if you ran into a scheming man, you would have a headache. If the Myriad Demons Sect was the good man, then the Hundred Flowers Valley was the scheming man. Because of this, the hands of the Myriad Demons Sect were tied when it came to the Hundred Flowers Valley. This was also the reason why Hua Wushang didn’t give Lin Zhandong face.
The other cultivators were like mortals stuck between the battle of two deities. Lin Zhendong and Hua Wushang wanted to pull people into their teams. Neither accepted any offense towards them. The other cultivators were stuck at what to do. Nobody dared to speak.
At this time, a few more cultivators arrived. As soon as they arrived, they got registered and received their jade tokens. Then these people felt that something wasn’t right. The other cultivators just stood there and nobody spoke. It was as if they had become wooden statues.
The newcomers weren’t fools, so they also kept quiet. In this situation, it was Lin Zhendong who was most angry. If it weren’t for Hua Wushang, then he would have already formed a team. When the time comes, he would lead all the cultivators of the Northern Divergent Province. It would have been a beautiful sight.
All of his aspirations were destroyed by Hua Wushang. This caused Lin Zhendong to be incensed. He kept glaring at Hua Wushang.
Meanwhile, Hua Wushang was just playing with the ruyi scepter in his hand. It was as if he didn’t notice Lin Zhendong glaring at him. In fact, his intention of forming a team was a mere cover. He didn’t want to team up with anyone. He just wanted to cause trouble and mess up Lin Zhendong’s plans.
He didn’t want to be under Lin Zhendong’s command. This was because he knew very well that he would die if Lin Zhendong commanded him. In the end, Lin Zhendong would be the one who benefits the most. Although he might offend Lin Zhendong, Hua Wushang didn’t care. The Hundred Flowers Valley wasn’t afraid of the Myriad Demons Sect.
Seeing that everyone was silent, Zhao Hai understood what happened. Lin Zhendong was pressuring people to form a team with him. If Hua Wushang didn’t protest, then this team would have been formed. Now that Hua Wushang was openly against it, other people would definitely keep quiet and pretend that they didn’t hear anything.
Zhao Hai believed that Lin Zhendong had abandoned his plan. He no longer has any face to ask for a team to be formed. Therefore, Zhao Hai also pretended that nothing happened.
However, Zhao Hai noticed that there was something wrong with the eyes of the two elders of the Myriad Demons Sect as they looked at Hua Wushang. Naturally, Lin Zhendong’s plan to form a team wasn’t a last-minute decision. It’s possible that he was incited by the Myriad Demons Sect.
Zhao Hai acted like nothing was going on and he just stood at the side. He became as low-key as he could. He made sure that he didn’t attract any attention.
The people who came here were famous talents of the Northern Divergent Province. To be honest, Zhao Hai’s fame was among the smallest of the group. Moreover, his background was the lowest. He was a Battle Slave, and it seems like everyone in the Northern Divergent Province was aware of it. This might explain why nobody paid any special attention to him.
In the eyes of these cultivators, Battle Slaves were equivalent to praying disciples. In their minds, it was insulting for them to stand on the same ground as Zhao Hai, let alone talking to him.
It didn’t take long before everyone selected to attend the trial arrived. After scanning the crowd, one of the two elders said, “Everyone is here, it’s time to depart. We’re going to the assembly platform first. Then you’ll go to the Heavenly Demon Trial along with everyone else. Once you enter the trial, everything will depend on you. You have only one goal, and that is to survive for one year. If anyone dares to come out before one year, then not only would you lose face, you would also lose face for your sect.” Speaking of this, the elder gave Zhao Hai a glance. Naturally, they were aware that Zhao Hai was a spatial ability user. They were afraid that Zhao Hai would go out ahead of time, so they said this to give Zhao Hai a warning.
Zhao Hai also felt the gaze of the Myriad Demons Sect elder. However, he didn’t care. He just stood there with a calm face.
Seeing that Zhao Hai didn’t respond, the elder shrugged and turned his head to the others and said, “Alright, everyone, come with me.” After speaking, he led everyone to a transmission formation. After adjusting the formation’s coordinates, it flashed a white light as everyone disappeared.
The next moment, Zhao Hai and the others appeared on a mountain. There was a huge monument on the mountain. Moreover, it seemed like the monument was shining with fluorescent light.
Zhao Hai took a look at the monument and found out that it was made from high-grade jade marrow. It was also covered with runes. It was clear that this monument wasn’t simple.
Jade marrow was the purest form of jade. A giant mine would produce a small amount of jade marrow. Jade marrow as large as the monument was extremely rare. There’s no need to ask to know that this monument was a treasure.
At this time, the other transmission formations also flashed. Before long, nine batches of people appeared. Altogether, they numbered 900.
Zhao Hai looked at these cultivators and saw that the majority of them were young and arrogant. One could see that these were young masters of their respective sects.
After everyone arrived, a cultivator walked out from the group. This person wore white robes and had a long sword on his back. He looked like a sword cultivator. Him coming forward at this time meant that his status wasn’t simple. Zhao Hai suspects that this person was from the Heaven Sect.
Sure enough, when this person arrived in front of the group, he cupped his fist and said, “Everyone, the Heavenly Demon Trial is about to begin. All those here are famous young talents of their own right. You are all here to show the prestige of the Great World of Cultivation and inform everyone that our realm is full of talented people. If you can kill a few Heavenly Demons, then that would be good. If you can subdue them, then that would be better. They can help you during battles and even provide you with faith power. Alright, this old man won’t talk for too long. The sealing stone will be opened soon. Prepare yourselves.”
Actually, what the old man said were mere chit-chat. Only children would be deceived by those words.
Despite this, the young cultivators didn’t care. Although the Heavenly Demon Trial was indeed dangerous, it also brought huge harvests if one survives. This was because Heavenly Demons were akin to treasures to them, whether dead or alive. Dead Heavenly Demons would drop demonic cores. These cores can be used for refining artifacts and making pills. It was a precious material.
At the same time, the Heavenly Demon Realm has ores and herbs that couldn’t be found in the Great World of Cultivation. These were very valuable resources. Although these young talents were forced to participate, they didn’t oppose it too much.
The path of a cultivator wasn’t a smooth road. If you want to reach the peak, then you would need to traverse treacherous paths. Participating in the Heavenly Demon Trial was one of the trials that one could undergo in their path.
After the Heaven Sect Elder spoke, he turned towards the jade marrow monument and muttered a few words. Then he took out a jade token and held it towards the monument. Before long, the runes on the monument lit up.
The elder stepped back as the monument lit up with green light. The green light got stronger and stronger before it covered the entire monument. Then the monument flew up, revealing a huge rift underneath. The rift spun as it got bigger and bigger. Black smoke also began to appear, spinning along with the rift.
At this time, the Heaven Sect elder announced, “Everyone, enter the dark mist!”
The young cultivators who haven’t seen such a scene before were stunned for a moment. Then they looked at the swirling black fog with a hint of fear in their eyes.
The Heaven Sect elder naturally expected this result. He immediately said, “The dark mist is the entrance to the Heavenly Demon Realm. Enter it quickly.” Upon hearing that, the young talents began to move and flew towards the dark mist. Naturally, this included Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai wasn’t the first to enter the dark mist nor was he the last. He was in the middle, attracting the least attention.
Upon entering the dark mist, Zhao Hai couldn’t help but stare. This was because the dark mist looked very deep. Moreover, it had the same feeling as the Underworld. Not only could the dark mist limit sight, it also blocked spiritual force. It turned cultivators into blind people. It was an uncomfortable feeling.
Zhao Hai didn’t stop and continued to fly forward. After flying nonstop for half an hour, Zhao Hai suddenly saw a white light in the distance. Before long, Zhao Hai could see properly and his spiritual force had returned to normal. But upon coming out, Zhao Hai felt that something wasn’t right. It was because he was surrounded.
Zhao Hai saw dark, bat-like people in front of him. He was certain that these were Heavenly Demons. He was now surrounded by a large number of them. From his calculations, there should be about a thousand present. Moreover, only a few of them looked weak. The weakest of them were at the Core Formation stage. As for the most powerful, there were two Heavenly Demons at the transcending tribulation stage.
The two transcending tribulation stage Heavenly Demons looked vastly different from the others. Other Heavenly Demons looked like giant bats while the two transcending tribulation stage Heavenly Demons were more like cultivators who wore black robes. There were two curved horns on their heads and their eyes were red. Their bodies were covered with scales. They looked terrifying.
While Zhao Hai was inspecting the Heavenly Demons, one of the transcending tribulation heavenly demons said, “Stupid human. Can’t you change your schedule? Coming here every 50 years is foolish. You humans are too stupid!”
Zhao Hai rolled his eyes. He didn’t expect Heavenly Demons to be able to taunt.
The words of the Heavenly Demon caused the others to laugh. They were probably ridiculing Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai looked at the Heavenly Demon and said, “You knew that I was coming, but it would be difficult for you to kill me. Everyone, it was nice meeting all of you. I’ll see you all later.” After he said that, Zhao Hai disappeared.
As the Heavenly Demons were laughing, they suddenly discovered that their target had disappeared. This caused them to be stunned. Then one of the strong Heavenly Demons shouted, “Not good! It’s a spatial ability user! Find him quick! He needs to be killed!” The expression of the Heavenly Demon changed. Then they dispersed in all directions.
Unfortunately for the Heavenly Demons, Zhao Hai was now far away. Before entering the Dark Mist, Zhao Hai sprinkled the other cultivators with silver needles. At that time, everyone’s attention was on the dark mist, so they didn’t notice anything. When Zhao Hai entered the dark mist, he immediately knew the position of the others. Just like him, these cultivators flew forward after being stunned for a moment. Some even used spells and artifacts to light the path. However, the dark mist absorbed everything. Then when they appeared on the other side, they were also ambushed by the Heavenly Demons.
Therefore, when these cultivators appeared, they were besieged by the enemy. Some of them were immediately killed in the process.
However, after being killed, the corpses of these cultivators were taken to the Space. This caused the Heavenly Demons to be confused. They don’t understand where the dead bodies went.
Although the cultivators were killed, the silver needles still managed to map their location. This allowed Zhao Hai to appear wherever other cultivators appeared. Zhao Hai even went as far as eight thousand li away from his initial position. It was close to impossible for him to be found.