Chapter 461: Inhumane Torture
The Shentu family clan disciples had absolute confidence in Shentu Nantian. Seeing that more than 90% had been eliminated, and the fact that Shentu Nantian still remained unseen, made them even more confident.
At that moment, the door of light flashed again. Another person was ejected and fell to the ground before rolling a few times.
Using his sword as a support, he stood up. His expression was grim and full of murderous intent. It was as if he was about to attack once again.
That person was… Gongsun Hong!
“Oh? This is…”
Gongsun Hong did not realize it immediately when he was ejected out onto the black stoned square. Only when he saw that there were many people staring at him, and especially when the young elites from the Li Fire Sect rushed up to congratulate him, did he realize where he was.
“Haha, Junior brother Hong is indeed mighty. You manage to last till now before coming out.”
“He is our Li Fire Sect’s triennial number one martial artist after all!”
The Li Fire Sect geniuses’ congratulations made Gongsun Hong slightly hesitate, but he instantly came around.
Inspecting his surroundings, Gongsun Hong realized that a large majority of people had been eliminated before him.
“So I actually lasted for a long time.”
Although Gongsun Hong did not reveal it on his face, he was actually very satisfied with his performance. It looked like he did a remarkable job at this test!
This was what should be considered normal.
Gongsun Hong had always had full confidence in his talent. However, he had received numerous setbacks ever since he came to the Great Empress mystic realm. He even began to have doubts whether he really was a top genius or not.
And finally, the results he obtained in this test finally gave him confidence.
Gongsun Hong observed his surroundings and spotted Yi Yun amongst the crowd.
After seeing Yi Yun, Gongsun Hong heaved a sigh of relief. He could not help it as the corners of his mouth curled upwards, revealing a mocking and complacent smile.
He was just unlucky in the first trial.
In the second trial, when it was a test of real skill, a person like Yi Yun revealed his flaws. And in comparison, he had been exceptional.
At that moment, the door of light flashed again as a few more people were ejected. Amongst these people Yi Yun saw a person, Shentu Ya.
This thin youth had left a deep impression on Yi Yun. His eyes constantly emitted a feeling of ruthlessness.
These people had lasted a long time, so the moment they appeared, the disciples from their own factions came forward to give them their congratulations.
Up to now, in the Great Empress mystic realm’s second trial, about 30 minutes had passed since the first person was eliminated.
And that person had only lasted less than 15 minutes inside the trial. That was to say, the people who had yet to come out had lasted nearly three times that of the first person to be eliminated.
The longer it was, the more it made people anticipate.
The people from the Shentu family clan, especially the followers of Shentu Nantian were beaming with pride. The fact that there was no sign of Shentu Nantian meant that their future big brother would be even more powerful. As a result, they would also receive even more benefits.
“There’s only Shentu Nantian and Lin Xintong left.”
Someone suddenly said. After everyone surveyed the surroundings, they realized it was indeed the case.
Yet another 15 minutes passed. Up to now, the second trial had been going on for an hour.
Shentu Nantian and Lin Xintong were still inside the door of light.
People looked at each other as they were amazed. They were still not out after such a long period of time?
They had experienced the trial of the mental demons. As time passed, the mental demon would become even stronger. It was hard to imagine how strong the mental demons Shentu Nantian and Lin Xintong were facing after such a long period of time.
“They’re actually lasting for such a long time…”
In the corner of the square, Yi Yun touched his chin. He did not know what Lin Xintong’s mental demons were. As for the mental demon Shentu Nantian was facing, could it be himself…?
In the door of light, he had battled against Shentu Nantian, while Shentu Nantian could have fought with him.
This scenario made Yi Yun have an odd feeling.
And at that moment, the door of light flashed. Shentu Nantian was the first one to be ejected out of the final two people.
“Big brother Nantian!”
Shentu Nantian’s followers were quick to react. They rushed up to receive Shentu Nantian.
It was impressive for him to have lasted for an hour! There was no idea to how many rewards he would receive!
However, when they saw Shentu Nantian’s appearance, they were dumbfounded…
They saw Shentu Nantian slam heavily into the ground. His face was completely black and his body was stiff. His hair was disheveled and there was a layer of ice crystals on his hair. Blood was pouring out of his nostrils and ears.
Seeing this scene, they found it hard to imagine what Shentu Nantian had experienced in the door of light.
Those followers were momentarily at a loss at what to do. Shentu Nantian rolled his body as he sprawled on the ground and began retching.
However, after retching for a long time, nothing came out.
The few followers were watching on dumbfoundedly. They did not speak a word. Shentu Nantian’s present appearance was too different from his glorious return in their imaginations. He was even inferior to Gongsun Hong. Even that rascal Yi Yun, he may not have lasted very long, but when he was ejected from the door of light, he still looked very decent.
“Big brother Nantian, are you alright?”
A lackey quickly took out a pill from his interspatial ring, hoping to feed it to Shentu Nantian.
This lackey happened to be the Shentu youth who was constantly thinking of killing Yi Yun when he was grouped together with him in the first trial.
He was most attentive to Shentu Nantian. He was absolutely obedient.
However, when Shentu Nantian saw the Shentu youth hand over a pill to him, his eyes immediately turned red.
Seven Noxious Divine Yin Pill!
In the second trial, he was eventually captured by Yi Yun, and had then been fed more than ten Seven Noxious Divine Yin Pills!
That horrible experience had assaulted Shentu Nantian’s vision, making him still immersed in his mental demons. His mind was still not clear.
The present Shentu Nantian was very close to suffering a cultivation deviation.
Want to feed me a pill again!?
Shentu Nantian suddenly roared and punched the Shentu youth in his abdomen. With a terrible cry, the Shentu youth spat out a mouthful of blood as he flew out like a kite with a broken thread.
However, after Shentu Nantian made his attack, a ray of light shot down from the Great Empress mystic realm. This ray of light enveloped Shentu Nantian’s body completely, restricting his entire body.
This was a result from the mystic realm’s rules. No one was to attack another, or else they would be restrained and temporarily have their strength constrained.
In fact, already when Shentu Nantian was punching out, his strength had been quickly constrained. If not, with his strength, the 16+ year-old youth would have been killed by Shentu Nantian’s single punch.
With his entire body restrained, that ray of light tightened Shentu Nantian’s flesh. With a deep snort, Shentu Nantian crashed to the ground.
The surrounding lackeys were stunned. They never expected to see such a scene.
They quickly backed away, keeping their distance away from Shentu Nantian. They allowed Shentu Nantian to struggle under the punishment for violating the mystic realm’s rules.
Only after a while did Shentu Nantian slowly regain clarity of his surroundings.
He realized that he had returned to the black stoned square.
Shentu Nantian had a solid foundation. However, in the second trial, his soul had received a backlash due to his mental demons, due to them being too strong. He was unable to extricate himself from it, but once he came out of the illusion realm, he quickly regained control of himself.
All the experiences he had, was just a test…
Thankfully it was just a test.
Shentu Nantian heaved a sigh of relief. His forehead and back were dripping with cold sweat.
In the illusion realm, the experiences he suffered seemed extremely real. It was just like the real thing. He had been inhumanely tortured again and again. Whatever he feared the most would happen even more often.
Seeing that Shentu Nantian had returned to normal, the surrounding lackeys dared to come forward, “Big brother Nantian, are you alright…?”
“Big brother Nantian, you managed to last the second longest amongst everyone. It’s so amazing!”
He lasted long?
It was indeed very long. Nearing the end, he had been chained up by Yi Yun, and then started a long period of devastation and torture.
Just thinking about it almost made Shentu Nantian go crazy.
After he was fed more than ten Seven Noxious Divine Yin Pills, his dantian was destroyed. Then, all of his meridians were smashed to pieces and his flesh was then carved up. Finally, the eggs of heart dismembering worms were sprinkled into his wounds, as he underwent the torture of having his heart dismembered.
Finally, he was castrated by Yi Yun.
He suffered so much torture before, in the end, he died unwillingly.
And when he died, he was finally ejected out of the illusion realm. And that was the end of his second trial.
To Shentu Nantian, everything that happened in the mental demon realm was absolutely real. Such torture could push a person past the brink of mental collapse if his cultivation was lacking.