Chapter 1299: Child of Darkness
Chapter 1299: Child of Darkness
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The expert of the Sky Devil Hall stepped aside, while Qin Wentian proceeded forward. As he passed by them, he could see the coldness in the eyes of Mo Xie.
This man is absolutely an extremely dangerous character, like a poisonous snake. Back then, Zi Daoyang was being watched and eventually killed by him.
“Hmph.” The people of the Sky Devil Hall could only snort coldly and follow after Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian slowly continued, this broken-down ancient hall seemed extremely desolate, there were only stone pillars and tattered-looking walls. It felt like an immense battle had been fought here.
Also, since this place was the legendary Saint Devil Hall, it must have stood here for countless years, yet there was no one taking care and repairing the features.
The passageway inside this hall was extremely deep, like it could lead to an unprecedented place. Inside the devil hall, many experts were sitting cross-legged or standing in deep contemplation, unmoving like statues. Among these people, there were devil-foundation and devil king experts. They were all in different locations inside the tattered devil hall, and were very quiet, seemingly fusing into one entity with the devil hall.
“This place, is the sacred ground of the Devil Mountain?” Qin Wentian mumbled. The Saint Devil Hall was completely different from what he expected.
“If immortal cultivators try to enter, be careful that you might die without a burial place.” A devil expert coldly spoke to Qin Wentian. It seemed like he was extremely unhappy that an immortal cultivator was here on the sacred ground of devils.
“Back then the founder of my Myriad Ancient Devil Hall established it after he entered the Saint Devil Hall, leading our hall to become one of the supreme seven.” An expert from the Myriad Ancient Devil Hall refuted. Qin Wentian’s eyes flashed as a hint of heaviness could be seen within.
The words spoken by the devil king of the Myriad Ancient Devil Hall was sufficient to prove how holy this Saint Devil Hall is. Qin Wentian had a thought in his mind. Could it be that other than the four original devil halls on this mountain, the other three devil halls – Sky, Myriad Ancient and Imperial Dragon Devil Halls, all had a connection to the Saint Devil Hall?
The people of the Myriad Devil Islands had faith in the Myriad Devil Sovereign. Yet when he ascended the mountain and came here, he actually discovered that the Saint Devil Hall was so dipliated. In that case, where is the Myriad Devil Sovereign himself?
Could it be that the Myriad Devil Sovereign is merely an existence of the imagination and doesn’t exist in the real world?
“There won’t be a second Myriad Ancient Devil Hall.” A cold voice rang out. This person who spoke wasn’t from the Imperial Dragon or Sky Devil Halls. It was a figure whose back was facing them. This man seemed to have been standing there for a very long time, and was quietly staring at the Saint Devil Hall before him.
Not only him, as well as the other experts here, the people outside the hall were also staring in the same direction, as though on a pilgrimage.
For devil experts who ascended the mountain, they all had gazes of worship as they stared at the devil halls before them. This was especially so for the supreme devil halls at the peak. As for the experts from the devil halls at the peak, they also used the same gaze to stare at the Saint Devil Hall.
“The sovereign can bear witness to all the things our Myriad Ancient Devil Hall has done for the Myriad Devil Islands through all these years.” A devil king replied.
“I didn’t doubt the things your devil hall did for the Myriad Devil Island, or the strength of the first general Ancient Devil Emperor. In fact, I’m filled with reverence towards him.” That figure calmly spoke. After that, he slowly turned about, and stared at Qin Wentian and the others. “However, that was in the past. The inheritor of the Myriad Devil Sovereign should be someone from our Myriad Devil Islands and not someone from the immortal realms. If not, it would be a blasphemy towards the devil path.”
“The Child of Darkness from the Darkness Devil Hall.” Bujie transmitted his voice to Qin Wentian, his tone growing heavy. Qin Wentian’s eyes flashed. The Darkness Devil Hall was one of the three great halls which existed right from the start.
Apostle, Judiciary and Darkness Devil Halls.
The foundations of these three halls are incomparably deep and immensely powerful.
“Since you all have faith in the Myriad Devil Sovereign, why are you all questioning his authority now? So what if I’m an immortal cultivator? As long as I ascended the mountain, it means that I have the approval of the Myriad Devil Sovereign. Your doubting…isn’t that also a form of blasphemy towards the sovereign?” Qin Wentian spoke.
“The Myriad Devil Sovereign’s will is great enough to encompass the heaven and earth, he doesn’t even have any prejudice with regards to immortal cultivators. As a person from the Devil Mountain, I naturally wouldn’t dare to blaspheme his will. However, to protect the interests of the Devil Halls of the Devil Mountain, my Darkness Devil Hall has always steadfastly believed that only the purest devil cultivators are fit to inherit the inheritance of the Myriad Devil Sovereign.”
“As part of the three great devil halls, the mission of the Darkness Devil Hall seems to be different from the Apostle Devil Hall.” Qin Wentian spoke.
“Don’t speak of the Apostle Devil Hall to me.” The young man coldly replied.
“The Apostle, Darkness and Judiciary Devil Halls might be one of the three great halls at the start, however, their beliefs and missions are all different. This is especially so for the Apostle and Darkness Devil Halls. As for the other Judiciary Hall, their mission is simply to judge and punish.” Bujie has been on the mountain for two years and was highly regarded by the Myriad Ancient Devil Hall. Hence, he naturally understood some of the matters of the Devil Mountain.
“Since you want to believe only devils can inherit the inheritance of the Myriad Devil Sovereign, why must you obstruct immortal cultivators who ascend the Devil Mountain? Could it be that as a pure devil, you are afraid that you might be inferior to immortals if they chose to take on the devil path?” Qin Wentian calmly stated.
“Afraid?” The Child of Darkness had a mocking smile on his face. He glanced at Qin Wentian, “It’s just that the prestige of the Saint Devil Hall shouldn’t be besmirched by immortal cultivators.”
Beside him, a few other experts turned about, staring at Qin Wentian. These were all extremely terrifying characters and their influence could even affect the entire Devil Mountain.
For devil cultivators to dislike immortal cultivators, it was an extremely ordinary thing. And Qin Wentian was clearly from the immortal realms and he even wanted to enter the sacred ground of the devils to take a look.
“Oh? But I feel that when immortal cultivators enter the Saint Devil Hall, it makes the hall even more holy instead.” Qin Wentian calmly replied, showing no hints that he would retreat. The voice of these two were calm, yet everyone could sense a hint of fire within.
Qin Wentian’s words were undoubtedly refuting the Child of Darkness.
Yulong Shengtu’s eyes flickered coldly, could it be that Qin Wentian didn’t know this was their territory? He even dares to be so brazen here, he simply doesn’t know what death is.
For ordinary experts of the Darkness Devil Hall, even the Judiciary Hall’s members wouldn’t dare to treat them like this, let alone the Child of Darkness. The Child of Darkness was someone who could even influence the judgement of the Judiciary Devil Hall.
Qin Wentian took a step forward.
The Child of Darkness continued quietly standing there, looking at the advancing Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian continued on his way, walking towards the Saint Devil Hall.
“Halt.” The Child of Darkness spoke. His voice was very calm, but it contained an undeniable authority.
Qin Wentian shook his head and continued forward. He was very impressed with regards to the Myriad Devil Sovereign. When he ascended to the peak of the mountain, all the other six devil halls seemed unsuitable for him. And by fate or luck, the Saint Devil Hall actually attracted him. How could he choose not to enter?
“Although there are rules up here on the Devil Mountain where we can’t kill those who gained the approval of the sovereign, but if there’s someone on the mountain who challenges the supremacy of the Darkness Devil Hall, even if we kill you, the Judiciary Devil Hall cannot do anything to us. They would understand.” The Child of Darkness continued staring at Qin Wentian as he spoke.
The expressions of those experts from the Myriad Ancient Devil Hall changed as their auras fluctuated. At the same time, they also saw the experts standing beside the Child of Darkness crossing their arms in front of their chests while smugly smiling at them.
“It’s best for the Myriad Ancient Devil Hall not to interfere in this matter.” An expert from the Darkness Devil Hall coldly spoke.
“You this fellow, can’t you be more flexible a little? You’ve already ascended the mountain, can’t you just endure for now?” Bujie transmitted his voice to Qin Wentian.
“Even if I can’t enter the Saint Devil Hall, so what if a battle is to be fought here?” Qin Wentian replied, he was still moving forward.
The darkness abruptly descended, enveloping this entire space with Qin Wentian in the center. The light in the surroundings all turned dimmed, slowly changing into complete darkness.
Qin Wentian couldn’t see anyone, he couldn’t see the Child of Darkness, or the experts in the surroundings. This entire place was clad in absolute darkness.
“Law domain of darkness?” Qin Wentian mused. As the Child of Darkness, Qin Wentian understood that this person’s comprehension towards the law of darkness must have reached an unfathomable degree.
As one progresses in cultivation, regardless of immortal or devil-foundation experts, they would all reach a point where they arrived at the boundary of the immortal/devil king realm. As they grow closer to it, their cultivation base would be deeper, closer and closer to the next realm.
A cold dark beam of light akin to lightning from the sky cleaved down. That was light from a saber strike, appearing extremely resplendent in the darkness, aiming for Qin Wentian.
“BANG!” The saber light descended while Qin Wentian stood there. His body also began to flow with law energy, augmenting his defenses.
“RUMBLE!” A terrifying noise rang out as the fearsomely sharp sound of a saber slicing through the air could be heard. Qin Wentian felt the entire darkness churning. This time around, the attacks came from all side, and with increasingly violent might.
“BANG, BANG, BANG!” The powerful attacks slammed unceasingly into Qin Wentian. The weapon used was an incomparably sharp devil spear with an immensely powerful attack. It had a terrifying penetration strength, and despite the power of his defenses, his body was shaking due to the repeated strikes, extremely uncomfortable.
This Child of Darkness was even more powerful compared to Yulong Shengtu. Within the domain of darkness, even if he used his immortal sense to perceive his surroundings, he couldn’t see anything at all.
Outside the darkness, the other experts quietly stood there. Their footsteps halted when they saw the Child of Darkness activating his darkness domain, knowing that the battle between them two has already started.
“Senior brother.” Bujie turned to the expert of the Myriad Ancient Devil Hall by his side, intending to ask for help.
“This place is the Devil Mountain after all, if he wishes to enter the sacred ground here, he naturally had to pass some tests. If he cannot pass them, there’s no point in entering either.” That expert of the Myriad Ancient Devil Hall transmitted his voice back in reply.