Chapter 524: The Disappearance of the Rules
“Have the trials ended? Then how are we to enter the vault to receive the inheritance and treasures of the Great Empress mystic realm?”
After being released, many of the cultivators did not rejoice about no longer being imprisoned until their deaths, instead they talked about not being able to receive the treasures. They selectively chose to ignore the point that, even if the Great Empress mystic realm’s trials did not end, they would not have the ability to receive the recognition of the Great Empress mystic realm. The treasures and inheritance no longer had anything to do with them.
“Such a pity…”
A person shook his head with an indignant, sighing expression. It was as if he thought would become the successor of the Great Empress if the trials had carried on.
These elites of the Tian Yuan world were arrogant all along. They would never admit to their failures, so the end of the trials ended up becoming their excuse.
“No fate with the the treasures…?” Shentu Nantian sighed deeply. He had already waited for 30 minutes, yet, Yi Yun and Lin Xintong had not yet appeared.
“Where are they?”
Shentu Nantian slightly frowned. Not only had Yi Yun and Lin Xintong not appeared, the other two mysterious people, who had strange auras and were dressed in gray robes, had also disappeared.
As well as that swarthy youth!
Quite a number of people had disappeared.
Shentu Nantian’s surrounding lackeys also noticed this. One of them laughed out heartily, “Hahaha! For them to climb so high, who knows if the higher levels of the God Advent Tower trials were too tough? That idiot, Yi Yun, might have been eliminated during the trials, or might even have died!”
Before the lackey finished speaking, Shentu Nantian had already given him a stern stare. The lackey’s voice immediately got stuck in his throat.
Shentu Nantian said in an irritated manner. He pushed the hindering lackey away and walked straight to the middle of the black stone square. The black stone pillar that had been used to evaluate their talent was there.
Shentu Nantian gave it a glance. His name was still engraved on the stone pillar, and behind his name was the word “Knight”.
As for Yi Yun and Lin Xintong, the words “Grandmaster” and “Soul” were respectively behind their names.
Despite entering the God Advent Tower for such a long period of time, the cultivators’ ranks had not undergone a single change. Furthermore, the black stone pillar’s glow had clearly darkened. It seemed like it had lost its energy.
According to Shentu Nantian’s original guesses, after they came out, the black stone pillar would evaluate them again, giving them a new title rank. Through the new evaluation, everyone’s trial results would be decided. However, there was nothing now. The test of their cultivation speed had lost its meaning.
The Great Empress trials had apparently really ended…
“What a waste. My strength has increased so much in the second level of the God Advent Tower. If the trials did not stop midway, I would have obtained even more opportunities entering by the third level of the God Advent Tower. If re-evaluated, my results would have been very good.”
Shentu Nantian muttered to himself. Although he was confident in himself, compared to Lin Xintong and Yi Yun, he was lacking in confidence.
At that moment, he had an ominous premonition. Yi Yun and Lin Xintong’s disappearance made Shentu Nantian suspect that the two of them had entered the Great Empress’ vault. Had they
obtained the benefits before the trials ended, resulting in them not coming out?
Or, could it even be possible that the reason behind the Great Empress trials stopping was because Yi Yun and Lin Xintong had obtained the recognition of the Great Empress mystic realm? And since the successor had been chosen, there was no longer a reason in carrying on with the trials?
Although Shentu Nantian had to admit that Yi Yun and Lin Xintong’s talent exceeded his, he refused to believe that had they reached the point of obtaining the recognition of the ancient Great Empress.
However, there was no way to distinguish the facts. There had to be a reason why Lin Xintong and Yi Yun had not come out. He was not naive enough to believe that the two of them had died. It was most likely because they had entered a treasure land!
Upon having such thoughts, Shentu Nantian’s eyes went red with envy.
They had all been trapped in a stone chambers and had been waited in them, doing nothing for half a year, yet that adulterous pair had obtained heavenly benefits?
“I must find the two of them and think of a way to take their things away!”
Shentu Nantian was furious as he heavily punched the black stone pillar.
With an explosive sound, Yuan Qi exploded. The stone pillar had a dark glow. There was no reaction, and looked like a common rock.
At that moment, in the chamber at the fifth level of the God Advent Tower, Yi Yun could “see” this scene.
Ever since he refined the Azure Yang Token, Yi Yun obtained a portion of control over the God Advent Tower. He could freely enter the fifth level of the God Advent Tower and could control a small number of the restrictions. However, these restrictions had already been made ineffective due to the energy depletion.
“Shentu Nantian and company have come out.”
A few months had passed since Yi Yun and Lin Xintong perfectly mastered the first stage of the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”.
Yi Yun and Lin Xintong had used this period of time to cultivate in the second stage of the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”. Yi Yun had also constantly consolidated the nomological seed in his Yuan Foundation. Now, he could be considered as having firmly entered the early stages of the Dao Seed realm.
Be it Yi Yun or Lin Xintong, the both of them had experienced a quantum leap in their strengths.
“Oh?” Lin Xintong, who was meditating, opened her eyes,”The trial is ending?”
“Maybe there is another month or two… Now, it is just the end of the God Advent Tower trials. If I am not wrong, after the end of the God Advent Tower’s trials, senior Item Spirit would have prepared other trials to continue testing us. However, with senior Item Spirit in deep slumber, there is no way to carry on with the trials. These people can only idly wait until the time for the Great Empress mystic realm’s trial to run out, before they will be automatically sent out.
“Then what about us?” Lin Xintong wiped the sweat from her forehead and asked softly.
“With the Azure Yang Token, we can leave this place freely, so we are not in a rush. We still have room to improve in the ‘Great Empress Heart Sutra’. We can temporarily stay in the chamber cultivating. With our strength increased, we would have the confidence to face any situation. Besides… I actually also want to know what is on the sixth floor of the God Advent Tower…”
The Great Empress mystic realm gave out sixth titles as evaluations. They were, “Knight”, “Grandmaster”, “Soul”, “Sage”, “Shura” and “Canonized God”.
The six titles corresponded to the six levels of the God Advent Tower. Now, Yi Yun and Lin Xintong had already entered the fifth level.
Here, they had already received the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”, which was clearly the core inheritance left behind by the Great Empress and the Azure Yang Lord. The Sun Shooting Nine Deaths Bow was also likely an item from the Great Empress’ vault. Even the cultivation chamber for the “Great Empress Heart Sutra” and the residence of the ancient Great Empress was situated in the fifth level of the God Advent Tower.
This made Yi Yun curious. If all the core items were here on the fifth level, then what was there in the sixth level of the God Advent Tower?
It could not be empty, right?
“The sixth floor… Can we go in?”
“I do not know…” Yi Yun shook his head as he looked at the Azure Yang Token in his hand. He had just inserted his perception into the Azure Yang Token, and from that tiny token, he had sensed a large region of the God Advent Tower.
Yi Yun felt that he could control the restrictions in a portion of these regions, but he was unsure if he could enter them, or what would be there after entry.
He planned on investigating all of these places before leaving the Great Empress mystic realm.
As Yi Yun was thinking, his expression suddenly changed.
“Oh?” Lin Xintong saw Yi Yun’s reaction, and subconsciously touched her interspatial ring. “What is the matter?”
Yi Yun’s expression sank. “It looks like.. We will not be able to carry on cultivating, but.. That is good too!”
Outside the God Advent Tower, Shentu Nantian looked up. He stared at the black stone pillar and sighed gently. No one knew what he was thinking about.
The few lackeys of Shentu Nantian had been rebuffed previously by him, so none of them dared to probe him.
They could tell that their boss was in a very bad mood.
As for the people from the other factions, they were also standing idly around. With the Great Empress trial ending, they could only idly wait. As for what Shentu Nantian wanted to do, or his thoughts, none of them dared to ask. This was because none of them was Shentu Nantian’s match.
Time passed as Shentu Nantian stood in front of the stone pillar motionless.
He was sensing the changes in the Great Empress mystic realm…
The Great Empress mystic realm’s trial had already ended. The arrays, which were supported by energy, had already stopped working. Then, were the rules of the Great Empress mystic realm also impossible to maintain?
Then did that mean that many of the rules were no longer valid?
As Shentu Nantian carefully probed with his perception, he discovered that his body was now lacking a certain pressure…
In the Great Empress mystic realm, what suppressed Shentu Nantian the most was the rule of not being able to attack one another. And now, that rule no longer seemed to exist with the Great Empress mystic realm’s energy depleted…
Upon realizing this, Shentu Nantian’s heart beat wildly.
If that irritating rule was void, didn’t that mean that he could do as his pleased with his strength?
His back was facing all the cultivators, but a sinister smile appeared on the corner of his lips.
This… was something testable!
His perception darted backward and swept across all the cultivators. These cultivators were still idly chatting or meditating. None of them knew of Shentu Nantian’s intentions.
Without any warning, Shentu Nantian suddenly turned around and sent out a palm strike!
With an explosive sound, Yuan Qi exploded. A strong force wind from Shentu Nantian’s palm came surging forward. And his target was the Lin family’s Lin Lang!
Lin Lang, who was meditating, suddenly opened his eyes. At that moment, the palm wind howled and was already before him. There was no way of dodging it!
The sudden turn of events prevented Lin Lang from thinking carefully. However, as an elite of the Lin family, he quickly reacted. He pushed his palms forward fiercely and retreated at the same time.
The Yuan Qi exploded three feet in front of Lin Lang. Lin Lang felt his arm tremble. A few bones fractured. With a dull grunt, he flew backward, spitting out a mouthful of blood.
Not far from Lin family, the other disciples of the Lin family instantly charged forward to support him!
Disregarding the Lin family’s disciples, the sudden turn of events even surprised all of the other cultivators. What was going on!?