Chapter 1263 – The Consciousness of the Snake
Every snake tooth was as tall as a towering mountain. They were also emitting an endless aura of slaughter, causing Xue Ying to feel an instinctive terror.
This was normal. The snake teeth were the ‘weapon’ of this Chaotic Origin Lifeform. After all, where did the name ‘Broken Tooth Mountain Range’ came about? Precisely because there was a broken tooth within this mountain range, and that tooth was also the tallest mountain in the entire Realm Heart Great Land! There was even a legend regarding this mountain formed from a broken tooth––that it injured ‘Yuan’. Only then did Yuan deliberately left it behind.
“Mn?” Xue Ying also discovered the changes.
He was brought under the lead of Supreme Vast Ancient, and they had already passed by eight snake teeth! There were two rows of snake teeth on the left, and another two rows to the right!
In other words, there were four rows of snake teeth within the mouth of this snake.
And currently, they merely flew past eight teeth. One could see how slow they were flying!
‘Yi? The eight teeth in front are all emitting a darkness that makes me feel heart-palpitating. As for this snake tooth right in front of me, it is giving out a very sharp feeling.’ Xue Ying watched with bewilderment. There was a towering tooth not too far away, and compared to the one that was further behind, this tooth that was closer is sharper, and its aura emitted was completely different.
As they flew, Xue Ying discovered that the aura of every eight teeth would be different. Some teeth even looked different.
After flying for half a day, they also flew past more than 80 teeth.
“That is?” Xue Ying’s eyes brightened. He saw a towering black snake tooth appearing. And around that tooth was many cracks of void, “The Dao of Void?”
He felt it.
This newly-seen snake tooth contained the Dao of Void as its essence. Furthermore, it was a Dao at a higher level.
For a moment, Xue Ying felt an itch in his heart. He wanted to get closer and examine it!
“Monarch Flying Snow, I know you have reached the final realm in the Dao of Void.” By his side, Supreme Vast Ancient glanced to the distance and transmitted, “These eight snake teeth indeed do contain many profound mysteries of the Dao of Void. There are many opportunities inherent within too. But if we were to get closer and enter those teeth, we would have to consume the energy from the Snake-Tooth Bead. It is better for you to follow me obediently for now. Once I return, it won’t be too late for you to come here again.”
“Rest assured. Since we have an agreement and I even swore an oath, I will naturally not violate it.” Xue Ying said.
“It is good that Monarch understands.” Supreme Vast Ancient no longer elaborated further. Actually, he knew what the Snake Tooth Corridor meant to cultivators. Only then did he deliberately reminded the other party.
He could not possibly waste a strand of energy just because of Xue Ying.
“Eight Void Snake Teeth.”
As Xue Ying flew, he became more delighted. He even had some comprehension just from looking at those teeth, ‘I’ll definitely come back and have a closer look once I’m done with my task with Supreme Vast Ancient.’
The two of them continued flying deeper.
Excluding the snake teeth which they did not see clearly in the black maelstrom, just counting on the number they saw, they flew past 120 teeth before finally reaching a junction.
There was a side road leading forward, and another path leading upwards.
“Come along this way.”
The corridor was incredibly spacious.
It was becoming more and more quiet. There was only the occasional gale flitting by, causing some of the protective energy from the Snake-Tooth Bead to be consumed.
Supreme Vast Ancient and Xue Ying proceeded upwards, though Xue Ying had some thoughts. He asked, “Supreme, when we entered this place, that black maelstrom energy is too terrifying. We can’t even control our bodies and can’t even fly! We can only follow along the turbulent force. If that’s the case, how shall we leave? It can’t be that we have to go against the maelstrom right?”
“Haha, naturally, we can’t go against the maelstrom. The black maelstrom is the entrance–we enter along the mouth of the snake. As for the exit, it is actually through the corridor of its nose.” Supreme Vast Ancient chuckled, “That devouring force generated in that mouth is actually contrasted to an external expelling force in its nose. It’s just that the flow of force has been covered by the dark maelstrom.”
“I see.” Xue Ying nodded.
“But there is no need for Monarch Flying Snow to care about leaving this place.” Supreme Vast Ancient smiled, “Unless you have some special treasures which you plan on bringing out with you.”
The corridor was made up of the arteries and veins within the snake head. Naturally, there were many side roads along the way.
Of course, these ‘nodes’ were very stable. There were even certain areas that did not contain any gale or ripples. Standing there, the energy in the Snake-Tooth Bead would not be consumed!
As the corridor became narrower, furthermore, as they had been flying for a very long period, Xue Ying could not help but ask: “Where exactly are we going?”
“We are reaching soon.” Supreme Vast Ancient smiled, “You will know in a while. Don’t be too shocked.”
Xue Ying could only suppress his curiosity.
Even though the corridor was becoming narrower, it was still over 50 million kilometers wide. It’s just that this area was considered quite narrow compared to the ‘snake head’.
Right in front was a huge blood-colored membrane wall. The blood wall obstructed the path ahead.
Saying that it was a blood wall, in reality, it contained the flow of light and was like a huge blood waterfall.
“Go through it!” Supreme Vast Ancient was slightly excited.
Both of them entered this blood wall.
This blood wall membrane did not block them. Instead, they felt a special energy going through their bodies. The blood membrane wall was thick too! They only passed through the wall after several breaths of time of flying.
“We are here!” Supreme Vast Ancient laughed before stopping down.
Xue Ying was instead looking with shock ahead of him.
It was a piece of vast space. Within this space, there were many veins that were emitting a warm light! This network of veins intersected at many areas. There were also several hundred huge balls of light scattered across this place. Every light ball was connected to a vein. Even though the light ball was huge, there were differing sizes between one another.
“Where is this?” Xue Ying was puzzled. Judging by the distance they flew, he made his deduction, “Is this the snake brain?”
“The snake brain is much bigger than this space. More accurately speaking, this is the consciousness of this terrifying Chaotic Origin Lifeform.” Supreme Vast Ancient explained.
“The consciousness?” Xue Ying was astonished.
The consciousness of a living being was its most special area.
“Go. Let’s head to the first light ball.” Supreme Vast Ancient was filled with excitement. He immediately brought along Xue Ying in.
The vascular network in the consciousness was much narrower. Even though the two of them were currently flying in the thickest vein passage, it was merely half a million kilometers wide. This vascular network consisted of many intersecting nodes too. It was incredibly quiet in those ‘nodes’, and no ‘black wind’ could be seen blowing in those areas! That’s right, there was still black wind blowing within the consciousness, corroding the body of Xue Ying and others that were here.
After flying for a short period.
Supreme Vast Ancient stopped over at a node. He pointed to the light ball in front of them: “I’ll wait for you here. You should proceed forward and enter the light ball ahead. I can feel that this light ball is calling out to me! But it’s a pity that every light ball within the snake consciousness contains a huge suppression on the soul. Even though there are different levels of suppression, this light ball before me is something I can’t enter! Its suppression level is comparable to the Black Leaf Lake. I think you should be able to enter.”
“Oh?” Xue Ying understood now.
The light balls within the consciousness have an innate suppression on the soul?
No wonder, no wonder the other party asked him over.
“I wish you would follow your promise and listen to my orders.” Supreme Vast Ancient said, “After entering the realm, I want you to bring out whatever you deem could be taken out. If you were to hide anything or that you did not use your full strength to bring them out, that’ll be violating the oath.”
Supreme Vast Ancient once again reminded Xue Ying.
He passed a Snake-Tooth Bead to Xue Ying precisely because he needed Xue Ying’s help.
“Alright. Supreme should be rest assured. You can do a body search after I come out later on.” Xue Ying laughed. What a joke. Why would he violate the oath just for some external items? Even a Chaotic Origin Weapon would not be qualified for him to violate his oath. After all, his path of cultivation would be severed if he did so.
Xue Ying followed along the slimmer vein and flew towards the light ball.
“Hu hu hu.” The black wind was also blowing in his direction. And the layer of black light covering his body easily resisted against the wind. It’s just that the energy in the Snake-Tooth Bead was slowly being used.
“Mn?” Just when he was half a million kilometers away from the light ball, Xue Ying felt an intense suppression on his soul. This suppression rapidly rose as he got closer to it.
“I do want to see what is within the light ball.” Xue Ying felt curious as he flew over.