Chapter 460: The Battle of the Mental Demons
The second trial of the Great Empress mystic realm was not only a test of one’s strength, but it was also a test of one’s mental demons.
A warrior’s martial life could be as long as a thousand years or even a hundred thousand years. Countless numbers of things could happen during this period. And they would tend to form mental demons of all sizes.
Even a venerable monk would have a mental demon. For example, in the past, the 18 Emperor Arhats from the Daming Temple that had prevailed for a long time in the Tian Yuan world had mental demons as well.
A few disciples survived the destruction of the Daming Temple and the siege of countless Buddhist followers were. However, due to the bloody massacre, they also had mental demons deeply implanted.
The higher a warrior’s cultivation level was, the stronger his mental demons were. The more obsessive and persistent the warrior was, the more stubborn the mental demons would be.
When warriors were about to breakthrough in their martial arts realms, or undergoing reclusive death training, if their mental demons raged, it could result in them suffering a cultivation deviation. The consequences were extremely serious.
Shentu Nantian was one of the many cultivators, who had participated in the Great Empress mystic realm, with the most serious mental demons. The Yi Yun formed from his mental demons was too strong!
In the illusion realm, phantom Yi Yun was armed with a sword, slashing at Shentu Nantian’s Transcendent Immortal Paradise!
Sword Qi flared as beams of light rained down.
This Transcendent Immortal Paradise was not only Shentu Nantian’s Aspect Totem, it was also a domain of Shentu Nantian. As long as his Transcendent Immortal Paradise was not destroyed, he would receive an increase in strength inside it. He was the master of that domain.
However, the phantom Yi Yun’s simple slash of the sword caused a crack to form in Shentu Nantian’s Transcendent Immortal Paradise.
Shentu Nantian roared loudly as he arrived in front of phantom Yi Yun. He stabbed with his sword that was burning with a purple flame. This was no ordinary flame, it was a mutated fire that came from a different world!
The veins on Shentu Nantian’s face protruded violently as murderous intent flared.
He had completely treated the illusion in front of him as the real Yi Yun. He could not wait to kill him to receive satisfaction!
Outside the door of light, in the black stoned square in front of the God Advent Tower, a youth was suddenly ejected.
When he first came out, he was still yelling while brandishing his weapon. But soon, he regained clarity of mind. He realized he had returned to the black stoned square.
The youth was covered in sweat. After feeling a sense of loss, a look of indignation and disappointment appeared on his face.
He had been eliminated.
And looking at his surroundings, there was no one else. He was the first to be eliminated.
Thinking back to his experience in the God Advent Tower, it was completely unbearable. He had relived a most horrible event in his childhood. It was his worst nightmare.
And in the God Advent Tower, it had been perfectly restored. He mistakenly believed that he had returned to his childhood and he was suffering that horrible event once again.
There was no other way. It was too difficult for him to conquer his mental demons.
It was quite a setback for him to be eliminated first.
At that moment, the door of light stirred, and another figure was ejected.
The youth quickly focused and realized that the person who had been eliminated right after him was the idiotic swarthy youth from before.
Sensing another person’s gaze, the swarthy youth turned his head around and gave the other youth a fatuous smile.
The youth suddenly felt vexed. This swarthy youth did not feel any embarrassment or indignation from being eliminated early. His happy look made the youth speechless.
It was probably as what the dark-skinned kid said from before, he had passed the bridge due to luck.
Since he had relied on luck, he was probably satisfied that he managed to last a while.
However, seeing this swarthy youth’s relaxed look, he did not look like he had been in a big battle. He had probably not even spent an additional ounce of strength to last a little bit longer. He had actually lost to such a person…
Following that, more and more people were ejected from the door of light. A majority of people were still frantically brandishing their weapons when they were ejected. It was only after a while before they regained clarity of mind. With a pale face, they revealed regret or fear on their faces.
The Great Empress mystic realm was too strange. The things it conjured were the things that they feared most or the people they hated greatly. If they were not careful, they would succumb to the illusion and find it difficult to extricate themselves.
At that moment, Lin Yu was ejected from the door of light. His body was covered in sweat and his legs were weak. But after he came out, he immediately surveyed his surroundings.
Seeing that nearly half of the elites had been ejected, Lin Yu felt relieved.
He had been desperately struggling to achieve better results at this test. Now, it appeared that his efforts were not in vain.
But at that moment, Lin Yu suddenly discovered that Yi Yun was not amongst the people who had been ejected. Lin Yu, who was just feeling relaxed, suddenly felt terrible.
Lin Yu found an empty spot to sit down with a gloomy face.
People were ejected from the door of light one after another. About five minutes later, Yi Yun was also ejected.
“Oh?” Yi Yun immediately recovered the moment he appeared on the square.
When he was engaging in battle with Shentu Nantian in the illusion, he had gone all out, but Shentu Nantian’s strength kept rising. He did not appear to have his Yuan Qi depleted at all.
But due to Yi Yun’s calm mind, and his energy vision, he was never influenced by the illusion realm. He was not like the other elites who were attacking desperately. He calmly handled his battle, searching for Shentu Nantian’s weakness before attacking.
This way, Yi Yun felt that he had pushed himself to his limits in the battle.
But even so, when Shentu Nantian’s strength rose to a certain level, Yi Yun was still defeated, and he was subsequently ejected from the door of light.
Yi Yun knew that what the Great Empress mystic realm conjured was not the real Shentu Nantian. Shentu Nantian was even stronger than his phantom.
This made Yi Yun feel a greater sense of caution.
In the Great Empress mystic realm, the threat that Shentu Nantian imposed on him was too great.
“This kid.” Lin Yu gave a complicated glance at Yi Yun. The hope of impressing Matriarch Lin at this Great Empress mystic realm’s trial was completely dashed.
There should have been no luck component to this test, yet he had lasted shorter than Yi Yun.
Yi Yun noticed that several gazes swept across his body. One of them was the swarthy youth who stared intently at him.
He looked over, but the swarthy youth did not conceal it. He carried on staring at him and revealed a somewhat silly smile.
“Weirdo… ” Yi Yun could only give the dark-skinned youth such a title.
Immediately following Yi Yun, Lin Xiaodie and Lin Fengyue were respectively ejected from the door of light.
Although Lin Xiaodie was sweating profusely when she was ejected, there was still a smile on her face. Lin Fengyue’s eyebrows were knitted together, as if he was not satisfied with his performance.
Almost at the same time, the youth with the bag behind his back and Panther Lady were ejected. The two looked at each other. Panther Lady gave a cold grunt before walking to a corner while licking her lips.
At that moment, there were only a few people still in the door of light. They included Gongsun Hong, Lin Xintong and Shentu Nantian!
“I wonder who will last till the end.”
“It will definitely be our Young Master Nantian.” A youth from the Shentu family clan said proudly.