Chapter 863: Treasure Cove Third Level
At the moment when Xue Ying entered, he felt space warping in front before everything turned dark.
‘This is?’ Xue Ying was now within a dark ancient palace hall. This palace hall wasn’t too big–about 100 meters in diameter. The dark gray hall doors were closed.
There was a mild fragrance permeating through the entire palace hall.
‘Is this the third level of the treasure cove?’ Xue Ying looked around him. This palace hall seemed ordinary. It was empty, with only a few decorations within. For instance, some items were hanging by the hall wall, and there was a throne located at the frontmost section. Behind the throne, there was a huge sculpture hanging on the wall. This sculpture had the shape of a dark cloud.
The dark cloud might be sculpted, but it felt akin to covering the entire hall, with an unseen suppression enveloping this place.
‘Where are the treasures?’
‘Where are the treasures on the third level? Since I could enter, this means that not all the treasures have been taken away.’ Xue Ying thought. He had already released his unseen ripples to permeate through every single section of this place, yet he could not find treasures at all.
Xue Ying continued walking forward in doubt. He first checked out the most dazzling sculpture hanging on the wall behind the throne. The ‘dark cloud’ sculpture was too prominent. It was even emitting a powerful suppression. Xue Ying soon reached the side of the throne. He looked up and scrutinized every single part of the ‘dark cloud’ sculpture.
Those lines on the sculpture…
‘Formidable. These lines seem natural and have formed a profound array. I can’t ascertain it with the first glance.’ Xue Ying carefully inspected the array. Even though it was powerful, Xue Ying could not bring it away. He could not learn it as well since this dark cloud sculpture array did not seem to be used for battling.
‘I found it!’ Xue Ying’s eyes brightened. He looked at the boundary of the entire stone sculpture. There were many black beads embedded on top of the sculpture. They were like decorations.
There was a total of 12 black beads. They seemed ordinary and was of one entity with the sculpture. Their aura had fused into that of the sculpture as well. Xue Ying did not discover any issues with it when he relied on the Plate Ripple Diagram, but thoroughly inspecting, he could see clouds moving faintly on top of the black beads. This was something which could not be perceived using other methods. Only when he looked at it with his naked eyes could he see the clouds moving.
These 12 beads were also called the ‘Black Water Beads’. They were considered part of a very famous treasure originating from the primitive Ancient Sacred World.
Just a single bead was worth more than 3,000 Origin World Rocks. It was said that the more beads there were, the more mysterious its usage would be. Even final realm existences were collecting them.
’12 Black Water Beads are worth more than 36,000 Origin World Rocks.’ Xue Ying’s eyes were emitting light. With a thought in his mind, ‘sou sou sou’, nine flying daggers flew to the side and pierced through the boundary where the Black Water Beads were embedded at, but there was a layer of invisible light which brightened on the surface of the entire sculpture. “Peng peng peng!” They directly repelled the flying daggers.
‘This Dark Cloud sculpture is so formidable?’ Xue Ying might have expected it, but he still felt unwilling.
‘I should try destroying this sculpture array. Without the array protecting it, the Black Water Beads are merely treasures. It’ll be much easier to get them.’ Xue Ying sent out a thought. “Hong long long”, a total of 1,200 flying daggers imbued with violet Termination Energy began bombarding with a majestic might on the dark cloud sculpture.
The surface of the dark cloud sculpture contained an unseen light flow which repelled every single incoming flying dagger.
Xue Ying brought down a total of 112 layers of Dark World, though every single layer was hemispherical in shape and had enveloped one of the corners of the dark cloud sculpture. With Xue Ying’s strength, he could vaguely deduce that this was a position of confluence for many patterns on the entire dark cloud sculpture.
The descent of the 112 layers of Dark World caused the World Energy in the entire palace hall to surge over. Eventually, they exploded, causing the unseen light flow to appear on the surface of the dark cloud sculpture once again. Nevertheless, the array was able to easily parry against the attack.
‘How could this be? All my attacks are easily parried by it.’ Xue Ying felt that his attacks were still far from the limit which the surface light layer of the dark cloud sculpture could withstand. That unseen light resisted against his attacks easily.
‘Am I truly unable to get the treasure?’ Xue Ying looked at the dark cloud sculpture in front, and the 12 Black Water Beads which were acting as decorations by the boundary.
He could see it but could not get it.
‘Let’s look for other treasures.’
Xue Ying continued searching through the entire palace hall thoroughly. He had even tried taking down the decorations hanging by the hall wall. It’s a pity that the entire hall wall was being protected by an array, and he could not take them away!
‘Mn?’ After searching through one round, Xue Ying returned to the side of the dark cloud sculpture again. He lowered his head, looking at the front of the throne.
This was a throne carved entirely from wood.
The patterns carved from wood were beautiful. If one carefully looked at it, he could see these patterns faintly forming into a wicked face. This vile aura spread out towards Xue Ying.
‘This is the ‘Ghost Diagram Sacred Wood’?’ Xue Ying was dumbstruck. He extended his hand to touch it. There was an unseen array sealing the surface of this throne indeed, ‘An entire Ghost Diagram Sacred Wood is used to sculpt a throne? No wonder it did not even emit the slightest bit of aura. So it has been isolated from the array. If I don’t carefully look at its patterns, I could not even recognize it.’
The Ghost Diagram Sacred Wood would seem to emit a wicked aura.
But that was what all expert cultivators desired to have. Even by carving a slight bit of Ghost Diagram Sacred Wood into a necklace, or into a wristband, it would be helpful to one’s soul. For such a huge wood to be directly sculptured into a throne… it was quite extravagant even to Cosmos gods. And after the shatter of the primitive Ancient Sacred World, the Ghost Diagram Sacred Wood could no longer be produced.
This throne was worth even higher. It was an entire level higher than its value at the primitive Ancient Sacred World period. It should be about 50,000 Origin World Rocks!
50,000 Origin World Rocks…
No wonder the treasure coves of Monarch Nine Cloud could make even the Primal Chaos realm giants crazy. One had to know that most Primal Chaos realm giants could not take out 50,000 Origin World Rocks even if they took all their treasures out. This included those who could cross the eighth level Star Pagoda. Only those like ‘Primal Chaos Hall Master’ and other old men who reached the limit could bring out treasures of equivalent value.
Naturally, this was under ordinary circumstances! Those like Xue Ying who entered the treasure cove belonged to the more unique cases.
‘I entered the third level, but the problem is can I bring them away?’ Xue Ying did not have the confidence of doing so. Previously, he could not even take away the 12 black Water Beads away. So could he even take away the Ghost Diagram Sacred Wood as well?
‘Up.’ Xue Ying grabbed the armrest of the throne with both his hands. He used all his strength—the full power from the Voidwalker body.
The throne did not move at all. It was akin to being linked together to the palace hall.
Xue Ying felt really unwilling. He waved his hand, causing 112 layers of dark world to descend and envelop around the boundary of the armrest. He might not be confident and was afraid of damaging the throne, but reality proved that he was overthinking! His 112 layers of Dark World might converge by the boundary of the armrest, but it could hardly damage it at all.
Xue Ying lowered his head and looked at the throne. He then turned to the dark cloud sculpture.
One was worth more than 50,000 Origin World Rocks!
And one was worth more than 36,000 Origin World Rocks!
This should be one of the core most treasure coves out of the 16 which Monarch Nine Cloud placed. As for those at the first and second level those were mere trash.
‘No wonder the intelligence reports recorded that there are Primal Chaos realm giants who entered the third level but can’t even take away the treasures.’ Xue Ying muttered inwardly, ‘It seems I am similar. I still have to break apart the seals left behind by Monarch Nine Cloud. Otherwise, I can’t bring those treasures away.’