Chapter 1013: Traitors
White Bone Ridge was where the demonic insects slumbered. As parasites, they continuously bred, reducing their hosts to withered bones. The withered bones decayed into bone ash after tremendous periods of time, eventually forming White Bone Ridge.
The history behind the formation of White Bone Ridge was bone-chilling on second thoughts.
“The reason why I could see the eggs is because I have different eyes to others.” Yi Yun gave a vague explanation. Yue Yingsha understood what he meant. Back at the entrance to the Door to the 33 Skies, Yi Yun had managed to see through the illusion of the black river’s treasures. He knew that they did not exist.
Having such a mutated eye was extremely advantageous when exploring dangerous realms.
Yi Yun and Yue Yingsha flew for dozens of kilometers in one fell swoop before they saw the end of White Bone Ridge.
After the bone ash, there was an endless rocky cliff.
This solemn and desolate land looked devoid of life. All that existed was barren mountains and boulders that littered the ground in the distance.
Upon seeing this scene, Yue Yingsha drew a gasp.
The Door to the 33 Skies, which was fraught with dangers, gave her a repressive feeling.
It was unknown how many corpses were needed to form the White Bone Ridge that they had experienced a short while ago. This meant that the Door to the 33 Skies was much more prosperous in the distant past than it was now. There might even be powerful Ancient Fey or desolate beasts that existed here.
Upon thinking about that mysterious woman who planted the divine tree, Yue Yingsha would not find it surprising if she was told that the Door to the 33 Skies had True Dragons and Phoenixes in it.
Compared to the Azure Wood Great World, the Door to the 33 Skies had undoubtedly existed for an even longer span of time. The time scale was so immense that it was impossible for people to fathom it.
It was hard to imagine what sort of scene the Door to the 33 Skies was like when it was first established.
“Yi Yun, in the records of my Azure Wood Manor, the world beyond the Door to the 33 Skies might seem vast, but there is only one path. Anyone who enters the Door to the 33 Skies will likely have to follow that path. In the future, we might encounter those people again.”
“There’s only one path?” Yi Yun was stunned. But on further thought, it was expected. If the Door to the 33 Skies was established by an ancient mighty figure and if it were a passage that led to another world, then it was reasonable for it to only have one path. “But… what about You Feihua? We have yet to catch up to him despite traveling for such a great distance.”
“I have no idea… It might be a single path, but the world beyond the Door to the 33 Skies is extremely strange. People would be treading thinly on the line that borders life and death. Your foe’s outcome is still uncertain, so it’s not strange if we didn’t encounter him.”
“What’s the area beyond White Bone Ridge? What sorts of dangers await us?” Yi Yun asked again. In the Door to the 33 Skies, the knowledge of Yue Yingsha, who had read the Azure Wood Manor’s canon, would be extremely useful in their exploration of the area.
However, Yue Yingsha shook her head and said, “I’m not sure either. Although there’s only one path, the path can undergo a multitude of changes. I’m unable to predict them. The next place that we encounter might be a land of death not recorded in canon. Yi Yun, what I want to say is that it is extremely dangerous if it’s only the two of us traveling in the Door to the 33 Skies. If there are more people, we might not be targeted once danger strikes. There will be a greater chance of survival, but with just the two of us, it’s nearly impossible for us to escape.”
Upon hearing Yue Yingsha’s words, Yi Yun nodded. Indeed, they did not have anyone to shield them if needed. If they were to fall into a land of death, the chances of survival were slim.
“Let’s continue to proceed forward first. By the way, why did you come into the Door to the 33 Skies?” Yi Yun suddenly asked. Yue Yingsha had been his companion in misfortune during the Apocalyptic Fumes mostly out of circumstance. However, Yue Yingsha had chosen to enter the Door to the 33 Skies after its sudden appearance with him. She probably had something that she wanted to obtain.
Yue Yingsha bit her lips and did not answer him directly. Instead, she vaguely said, “I do have something that I’m looking for. However, it is unlikely for me to find it. You saved me previously, so I’ll now tell you that in the core region of the Door to the 33 Skies, not only is there nebulous Primordial Chaos, there might even be heritage left behind by a senior regarding the Primordial Chaos. There should be something that you need in there.”
“Heritage regarding the Primordial Chaos!?”
Yi Yun’s heart stirred. This was a timely opportunity for him!
On careful thought, if the Door to the 33 Skies was really established by a figure at the peak of existence such that it led to another world, then the person was probably so immensely powerful that one could not even look up to them. That person was able to puncture the universe, so it was understandable if the person knew Chaos laws.
“Let’s go. Regardless of the situation, we cannot be caught by Marquis Wu Yun and company. They might have already extricated themselves from the eggs.”
When the eggs were mentioned, Yi Yun had some thoughts regarding them. In the decaying world like the Azure Wood Great World, there were many things that were related to the Destruction and Withering laws that Yi Yun cultivated in. If he had managed to obtain those eggs, the effects might be astonishing if he could nourish them with Destruction laws.
Unfortunately, it was impossible for him to head back.
As Yi Yun spoke, he suddenly saw a spark flash in front of Yue Yingsha. It exploded like fireworks.
Yi Yun came to a halt. He guessed that the spark was some mystic technique used to communicate internally within her sect.
“My granny is looking for me.” Yue Yingsha looked in a particular direction. She produced a few hand seals and similarly, a spark flashed, sending out her intentions.
“Yeah… She’s Granny Yin who took care of me after Master passed away. She is actually half my master. It appears as though Granny Yin has entered the Door to the 33 Skies as well.”
As Yue Yingsha spoke, she sounded somewhat worried. In the Door to the 33 Skies, having a higher cultivation level did not necessarily mean that one was safer. There was still a high possibility of one perishing.
Yue Yingsha was worried that Granny Yin would encounter danger in the Door to the 33 Skies. After all, Granny Yin was the only loved one to Yue Yingsha other than Chu He.
After acknowledging each other’s location through the voice transmission mystic technique, Granny Yin, who Yue Yingsha mentioned, quickly rushed over to where Yue Yingsha was.
She was a hunched and wrinkled old woman. Her combed silvery-white hair was barely wrapped into a bun with a hairpin. The bun looked like it could burst and fall apart at any moment. Her face was covered with wrinkles and she looked like she was exceedingly close to her death.
What made Yi Yun slightly wary was that Granny Yin did not come alone. There were more than twenty people behind her and they were of all ages. They were dressed similarly, and the outfits even resembled Granny Yin’s and Yue Yingsha’s. The group of people had different cultivation levels, and a few of them made Yi Yun feel a slight unease.
Yi Yun noticed that Yue Yingsha’s face immediately turned ugly after seeing those people.
“Granny, the people you brought… ” Yue Yingsha could sense a similar aura from the group of people that came. In addition to Granny Yin’s attitude towards the people and their dressing, Yue Yingsha had already guessed their identity.
When the Azure Wood Manor began to wane, a group of people betrayed the Azure Wood Manor and left with treasures and inheritances of the sect to expand outside the Azure Wood Great World. Although they eventually failed, it wasn’t surprising that they had descendants.
These people in front of her were the traitors that had splintered off from the Azure Wood Manor. Why did Granny bring them here?