Chapter 1228: Gathered at the Devil’s Entrance
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
An emperor-ranked battle that shook the entire Eastern Regions ended just like that. Luckily both sides controlled each other and the battle that erupted didn’t reach the state where one would rather to die compared to giving up.
Using the identity as the follower of Ancient Emperor Yi, Emperor Yu set the rules of the adjudication battle and both sides had formally agreed. After all, they understood that only in a place like the Myriad Devil Islands would neither party be able to interfere with anything. From a certain perspective, the adjudication battle could be considered very fair.
Next, both sides had to select the participants.
Although all were peak powers, it wasn’t that easy to make a decision this time around. This trip into the Myriad Devil Islands was simply too dangerous and risky, the juniors might not be able to return. If they wanted to choose top elites to send over, they had to consider the matter carefully.
The Evergreen Immortal Empire, the Southern Phoenix Clan, the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect and Matriarch Ji’s sect. These four peak powers were also selecting participants for the adjudication battle, their opponents were doing the same as well, selecting a mix of juniors from their alliance.
Right now in the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect located in the Cloud Prefecture, Qin Wentian, Mo Qingcheng, Qin Yao, Purgatory, Little Rascal and some others were together.
“I wish to join the battle as well.” Mo Qingcheng spoke in a low voice.
Qin Wentian gently stroked her hair and smiled, “Qingcheng, this trip into the Myriad Devil Islands is extremely dangerous. Given your current cultivation base, if you were to go with me, you would be of no help either. Ten years would pass very swiftly, you should cultivate well in the sect and try to break through.”
“Don’t worry Wentian, I will take care of Qingcheng.” Qin Yao smiled.
“Sister, you should take good care of yourself too.” Qin Wentian glanced at Qin Yao, “The Eastern Sage Immortal Sect just encountered a setback caused by the White Emperor. Although they didn’t lose any experts, their immortal sect was shifted away. In addition with that emperor-ranked battle recently, I believe the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor would keep a low profile for now. There shouldn’t be any major things happening within these ten years.”
“Just be at ease about things here. With the Emperor Lord here, what could happen? The main thing is still you, you have to remember to be more cautious.” Luo Huan reminded Qin Wentian.
“Senior sister, I know.” Qin Wentian smiled.
“The Emperor Lord is still waiting, I’ll go over first.” Qin Wentian bid farewell. Mo Qingcheng walked up to him and embraced him tightly before releasing him. She had a charming smile on her face, “I will take good care of myself, but you have to promise me that nothing can happen to you.”
Qin Wentian used both his hands to cradle Mo Qingcheng’s face. He spoke in a soft voice, “Don’t worry Qingcheng, I still want you to give birth to a little beauty that could topple the empire for me. How can I bear to let some mishap happen to me?”
“You guys are so disgustingly sweet.” Little Rascal complained in his baby-like voice.
“Bang!” Qin Wentian’s palm smack down on his head before he gracefully turned about and walked away. “We are leaving now.”
Little Rascal stretched his paw out to massage his head. He could only grumble while following behind in a pitiful manner. Purgatory also moved out, following behind Qin Wentian.
At the same time, the Evergreen Immortal Empire, the Southern Phoenix Clan and Matriarch Ji’s sect were also gathering people, preparing to depart.
In the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire of the Central regions, an immortal emperor sat in an ancient hall as he asked, “Shatian, right now you have already glismped the gate leading to the immortal king realm and you have advanced even further. You will break through to the immortal king realm sooner or later, hence even if you enter the Myriad Devil Islands or not, it would still be the same. Do you really intend to go in?”
“The Myriad Devil Islands is something I’ve long wanted to enter. Since there’s an opportunity to do so now, I will go in to take a look. In the future when I become an immortal emperor, who can obstruct me?” Hua Shatian spoke arrogantly, one could feel how ambitious he was from his words.
For the forbidden entry rule towards immortal emperors in the Myriad Devil Islands, many immortal emperors weren’t happy about that. They were immortal emperors, characters who stood at the peak. How dare the Devil Sovereign set such a rule to obstruct them, prohibiting them entry.
Huang Shatian’s words meant that if he becomes an immortal emperor, he would make sure there will be no one in the immortal realms who could block him from doing what he wanted.
“Okay since this is the case, I won’t persuade you any longer. However, you have to be well prepared for this expedition and also, remember to be extremely cautious.” The immortal emperor nodded. He then turned to the other juniors who also gathered here, “You guys are all peak-level immortal-foundation experts, and some of you are like Shatian, who already managed to catch a glimpse of the gate leading to the immortal king realm. Just take this as a tempering exercise. For this trip, all of you have to obey Shatian’s commands.”
“We hear and obey.” Everyone nodded.
The same scene occured in many major powers. There were many powers who joined the Skymist Immortal Empire’s alliance, hence it was easier for them to select a hundred peak-level immortal-foundation experts.
For the buddhist sect, the Askheart Temple, sounds of buddhist chants could be heard in the air. Right now under a bodhi tree, Bujie was grumbling, “As a person of the buddhist sect, how can I enter such a filthy place like that. Disciple won’t go.”
“Foolish.” A reverend could be seen in front of Bujie, his hands holding onto the buddhist beads, causing rustling sounds to echo out as he rubbed them. He stared at Bujie and lectured, “As disciples of the buddhist path, we should head into the darkest and filthiest places to comprehend things, aiding in our cultivation. This time, you heading into the Myriad Devil Islands will grant you the opportunity to convert those vile and evil devil experts from the devil path. Only that, is the great dao of Buddha.”
“Eldest senior brother, second senior brother.” Bujie’s eyes held a cry for help as he stared at his two senior brothers.
“Since master has spoken, his words are naturally the law.” At this moment Buyu didn’t remain silent. He actually agreed with the reverend, causing Bujie to curse silently at his senior brother for kissing the ass of their master. Buyu’s kissing ass abilities was countless times stronger than his.
“It’s our mission to convert devils, leading them back onto the right path.” Buchen also nodded seriously.
“Buddhas and devils are incompatible, unable to withstand the existences of each other. My cultivation base is still so low, do you all want to push me to my death?” Bujie howled in sadness.
“If I don’t enter hell, who would?” Buyu stated sagely.
“Many thanks to senior brother for accompanying me.” Bujie bowed in gratitude.
“Wrong. Senior brother was speaking those words on behalf of you. Me and him still have to discuss some buddhist scriptures among ourselves. We won’t be accompanying you.” Buchen added.
“Why are you two not entering hell, but I have to?” Bujie asked in anger.
“Because you are weak. Entering hell is a form of training as well.” Buchen spoke with a straight face.
“I want to renounce my vows and return to the secular world…” A cry filled with sorrow and anger rang out from the Askheart Temple.
In the Southern Regions, inside the Jiang Clan of the three ancient clans, an immortal emperor stared at Jiang Ziyu and the others as he spoke, “Do you all really wish to head into the Myriad Devil Islands? That place is filled with immense danger and if you guys are really in a crisis, the clan wouldn’t be able to save you.”
“Only then can it be considered a true tempering exercise.” Jiang Ziyu spoke.
“Seems like you have a deep obsession towards those people who also cultivated with you in the sacred academy. They are entering the Myriad Devil Islands for the adjudication battle and you actually wanted to join them? In that case, very well, I will grant you your wish.” The immortal emperor spoke.
In the Western Regions, the same scene happened in the Hundred Refinements Sacred Sect. The supreme chosen of their sect, Li Yufeng, also requested to enter the Myriad Devil Islands to temper himself.
In the Darknorth Dynasty, Beiming Nongyue requested the same thing as well.
The emperor-ranked battle in the Eastern Regions not only caused all the powers there to be implicated, the implications spread across the immortal realms.
In the vast immortal realms, at the extreme southwestern direction, there was a large swath of land that was known as the dead zone. This zone was an extremely chaotic area with no powers governing it. This place, was the boundary between the immortal realms and the Myriad Devil Islands.
There were many extremely evil characters roaming around here, and there were also people of justice who vowed to eradicate evil. There were no rules here, might makes right. Strength was everything.
As one headed into the depths of this zone, the end of the immortal realms was there. There was an extremely long stretch of devil wall sparkling with a haunting light, with numerous devilish runes shimmering on it. Even for immortal emperors from the immortal realms, they wouldn’t be able to break this devil wall at all.
There were rumors that this was a devil wall constructed by the first generation of devils who established the Myriad Devil Islands, separating the devils from the immortals in the immortal realms.
There were also rumors saying that this devil wall was a kind of extremely rare divine treasure that forcefully created a boundary between the cultivators of the two paths.
And in the center of this devil wall, a towering devil gate that exuded boundless majesticness could be seen. Behind the gate, devil pagodas shimmered in and out of existence.
This devil gate was the connecting point, connecting the immortal realms to the Myriad Devil Islands.
In the air, a group of figures descended, landing before the devil gate. These experts actually were the Evergreen Immortal Emperor bringing Qin Wentian and the others over.
“Is this the devil gate?” Qin Wentian and his group landed on the ground, staring at the terrifying gate before them that was the entrance to the Myriad Devil Islands.
At this moment, a bright light radiated from the devil gate as a figure walked out from within. This figure was clad entirely in black and exuded intense waves of devilish might. He glanced at these people who arrived here as he frowned and asked, “Immortal emperors from the immortal realms want to enter our Myriad Devil Islands?”
The Evergreen Immortal Emperor glanced at that devil cultivator only to see the devil cultivator smiling, “Oh, so you guys are only sending your juniors? In that case, please remember to be more careful.”
After speaking, he turned and left directly.
“Let’s wait for the others here.” The Evergreen Immortal Emperor spoke. In the next few days, more and more people gathered here. Also, among these people, there were several who went to the sacred academy as well. They weren’t a part of this storm, yet they were all here now, intending to enter the Myriad Devil Islands.
Especially so when Qin Wentian saw a buddhist reverend bringing Bujie over, he could only stare in shock.
“Brother Qin, my good brother… In the future I will have to follow you. Please take good care of me.” Bujie howled in grief when he saw Qin Wentian, directly rushing over wanting to hug him.
“Wha…what’s the matter?” Qin Wentian asked.
“My master wants me to go as well to convert those devil cultivators. I’m worried that even before I convert them, the devil cultivators would already have sent me to see the buddha lord…” Bujie moaned pathetically.
“Just you alone?” Qin Wentian blinked.
“Mhm.” Bujie was almost on the verge of tears. “I decided that from now on, I’m no longer acquainted with those two smelly monks.”
Qin Wentian had a face filled with black lines… At this moment, a bright light flashed in the air. The Evergreen Immortal Emperor inclined his head and a moment later, he saw the Skymist Immortal Emperor bringing along his group of juniors over.
With a single glance, he could tell that these experts numbered more than a hundred.
“What do you mean by this?” The Evergreen Immortal Emperor coldly asked.
“A hundred are participating while the rest of the disciples are entering to temper themselves. When the rules were set, this wasn’t expressly not allowed, right?” The Skymist Immortal Emperor coldly spoke. The Evergreen Immortal Emperor frowned, he could see that the majority of these juniors had extremely high cultivation bases, at the peak of immortal-foundation.
Qin Wentian naturally could see it as well. In fact, he even met someone familiar to him, for example Huang Shatian.
For these people who wanted to participate in the adjudication battle, it wasn’t that everyone of them were from the sacred academy. After all, disciples who were from the sacred academy, could only indicate their potential and talent. All the immortal emperors understood that there were many juniors who had more outstanding combat prowess currently as they were at the peak of immortal-foundation already, despite not being talented enough to enter the academy. In fact, for some juniors who were older, they were already approaching the immortal king realm and there was no need to doubt their power!