Chapter 470: Entry Qualifications
Behind the huge statue, there was a row of wooden bookshelves. The wood was of an unknown species. It had spent countless numbers of years without decaying, resulting in it having a thick ancient aura to it and a feeling similar to metal.
On the bookshelves, there were rows of dusty jade scrolls.
Seeing these jade scrolls, an idea flashed in everyone’s minds. Jade scrolls in a mystic realm made it easy to bring to mind cultivation technique manuals.
If they were cultivation technique manuals left behind by the ancient Great Empress, their values would be imaginable.
However, despite everyone eyeing them, no one dared to go forward rashly. They were worried about any possible restrictions. However, nothing changed even when they stood in front of the bookshelves.
Some people gathered their courage and picked a jade scroll up. After they carefully sank their mind into it, they were… greatly disappointed after seeing the content.
The contents of the jade scrolls were historical records about people and events. It had nothing to do with martial arts tradition.
With the passage of times, they could not fully understand many of the ancient words in the jade scrolls. Even so, they could infer something from some of the words.
“So the ancient times were like this… ”
Yi Yun was quite enchanted by it. At that moment, the Great Empress mystic realm’s cold voice echoed once again, “Now, the cultivating begins!”
The moment the sentence came to an end, the bookshelves in front of them separated. An intense beam of light shot out as people squinted at it. In front of them, there was a space that had been sealed for a long time. Inside this space, there was a long stone staircase leading up into the sky.
This stone staircase winded around like a long snake. At the end of the stone staircase, there was a door the size of a palm. The light beam had shot out of that door.
Many cultivators looked at each other. They were curious as to what was at the end of the stone steps, through that door.
“There isn’t only one door of light. There is another door even higher up!”
No one knew who said that. As people focused their vision, they realized that the winding staircase reached a higher spot. There was another door of light there as well.
This door looked to be the size of a thumbnail as it was located very high.
And this door was not the end. The cultivators present had extremely good eyesight. They could see there was another door even higher up, but this door was the size of the eye of a needle.
This staircase seemed to be a gateway to heaven. It did not seem to have an end. At every specific location, there was a shimmering door of light.
Some cultivators could not bear it any further as they gingerly started to walk up the stairs.
These stone stairs were blocks of stone floating midair. They had no support. When walking on it, people could feel the stone steps swaying.
The stone staircase was very long, but when a portion of the cultivators reached a certain height, they felt a resistive force.
This force prevented them from going any further.
Oh? What happened?
They were alarmed. Was this another test? Could they only proceed by overcoming the resistive force?
However, those who felt the resistance was only a portion of the cultivators. People like Yi Yun, Lin Xintong, Shentu Nantian and company could proceed smoothly.
Many of those restricted were confused.
At that moment, the Great Empress mystic realm’s cold voice echoed again, “The God Advent Tower has six levels! The higher the level, the more cultivation opportunities there are!”
“If you want to enter the God Advent Tower or reach a higher level, you need to obtain the recognition of the God Advent Tower!”
“This recognition will come from the results of your cultivation. Or, it will come from the evaluation from your mental demon test!”
“Cultivators who obtained the evaluation of “Knight”, can enter the first floor of the God Advent Tower! directly”
“Cultivators who obtained the evaluation of “Grandmaster”, can enter the second floor.”
“Cultivators who obtained the evaluation of “Soul”, can directly enter the third floor.”
“And so on!”
When the participants heard this, they were dumbfounded. This…
They looked at each other, especially those cultivators who had obtained “Failed to meet the mark”. They were at a loss as to what to say.
Although they had passed the mental demons test, they could not even enter the door!?
“There are six levels to the God Advent Tower. The Great Empress mystic realm gives six evaluation titles. Then, ‘Canonized God’ must correspond to the top level!”
Yi Yun thought to himself. Trying to see the highest point of the staircase, anything past the third level looked a blur no matter how good his eyesight was.
“People with the title of ‘Canonized God’ can enter the highest level of the God Advent Tower, but those who obtain the recognition of the God Advent Tower and enter its highest level might not have the strength of ‘Canonized God’.”
Beside Yi Yun, Lin Xintong transmitted this using her Yuan Qi.
Yi Yun nodded. He suspected that people with the title of ‘Canonized God’ would directly inherit all the heritage and treasures of the Great Empress. They were existences that exceeded their imagination. There was no need to carry on with the trials and tests, nor did they need to obtain the recognition of the God Advent Tower.
Since the God Advent Tower had set up an assessment, as long as one passed, one could reach the next level. As such, Yi Yun believed that Lin Xintong and him would be able to reach higher levels by cultivating.
At that moment, a rumbling noise echoed from behind them. The path out of the tower had been sealed. It was likely that it would only open at the end of the cultivation trial.
They could not guess when that would be.
However, since this trial was testing one’s cultivation, it would take at least a few months, or else, how could the effectiveness of cultivating be tested?
It could even be longer…
Suddenly, many of the cultivators who were evaluated as “failed to meet the mark” panicked. If they could not get out, nor enter the first level of the God Advent Tower, were they going to wait foolishly in the confined space for such a long period of time?
“Look, there are pictures on the steps!”
Someone suddenly said. People quickly looked down and under the dim lighting, they could see that there were murals periodically on the steps.
These murals did not seem to be eye-catching. But once they noticed it, it was difficult for them to turn their eyes away from them.
More and more people stood in front of the murals and began to stare at them carefully.
The drawings in the murals were of figures with a variety of actions.
“Are these… cultivation charts?”
A youth said after staring at the murals for a long time.
The figures in the murals were not very clear. They all looked different and they were of both genders.
“Could these people be the Great Empress’ disciples?”
Someone suddenly said. Back then, the ancient Great Empress was said to have set up a large sect. As for what happened to the sect, it was not clearly documented in the books.
Since there was a sect, many disciples were definitely recruited. These disciples might not have been personal disciples of the ancient Great Empress, but they might have learned something from the ancient Great Empress.