Chapter 1086: Ancient Records
There were many ancient records, all stored neatly on the bookshelves. Each book was made from high-class beast leather as the power of the divine hall circulated within. It provided two layers of protection for the books, so they could last for a very long time.
Even though that was the case, many books still possessed some wear. Even though they were made from high-class beast leather and were protected by the divine hall’s power, they had begun to yellow, like an old man approaching his end.
Everything major that had happened since ancient times had been recorded, along with some unprecedented occurrences and extremely famous figures. This included records regarding the greatest human expert, Mo Tianyun, the Winged Tiger God of the Beast God Continent, the war god Aergyns of the Hundred Races, and the sea goddess.
Jian Chen had always been extremely curious regarding the matters that had occurred between the four of them, so he began to flip through their information first.
He looked up Mo Tianyun first. He wanted to learn about Mo Tianyun’s growth. He must have had a glorious record of battles as an unparalleled legend.
However, Jian Chen suddenly discovered that there were no such records after flipping through them. Mo Tianyun’s name rocked through the world when the Hundred Races invaded since he had fended them off. However, before the invasion, Jian Chen actually found no information regarding him at all, as if he had truly emerged from a fairytale.
Also, as soon as he had appeared, his strength was unparalleled. No one was his opponent, and he was invincible. He blocked the experts of the Hundred Races that had forced the humans to retreat all by himself, killing many of members of the Hundred Races before going to outer space and guarding the Tian Yuan Continent as a form of deterrence.
Afterward, the war god of the Hundred Races, Aergyns, stepped into outer space with his golden battle-axe. His battle intent flooded the world, causing the sky to shatter. He was embroiled in a grand battle with Mo Tianyun.
During that battle, both the heaven and earth cracked. The entire continent shook and lost a tenth of its area, transforming into the sea. In the end, Aergyns retreated in defeat.
During that age, the world was chaotic. Saint Emperors emerged one after another, while the humans, magical beasts, and members of the Hundred Races warred constantly. There were countless casualties.
The Hundred Races originally inhabited the Beast God Continent, before they were chased out by the Winged Tiger God and the experts of the magical beasts. That was how the ancient war began. The Hundred Races first retaliated against the magical beasts, and after no success, they turned to the humans. They wanted to occupy the Tian Yuan Continent, but they were all stopped by Mo Tianyun.
Aergyns clashed with Mo Tianyun many times, and the last time they fought was at the center of the continent.
It was the most intense battle. Mo Tianyun displayed his vast abilities while Aergyns used his great Mysteries of War. The pressure was so great that even Saint Emperors could not withstand it, forcing them to retreat over ten thousand kilometers away.
However, the battle ended extremely quickly as well. The moment it began, Aergyns tried to retreat in defeat once more. He suffered unprecedented injuries, never daring to step upon the Tian Yuan Continent again. A bottomless pit had formed below their battleground, and Mo Tianyun used his abilities to move the earth, filling it in. He founded Mercenary City there.
Jian Chen gasped inside as he read up to that point. The moment Mo Tianyun injured the war god, he had suffered unprecedented injuries. Just how great was he? Jian Chen even seemed to be able to imagine Mo Tianyun standing in a heroic posture as his white robes ruffled in the wind.
“The bottomless pit definitely is the tunnel to the World of Forsaken Saints,” Jian Chen murmured as he held onto the book. He continued to browse through it.
After retreating from the battle with Mo Tianyun, the Hundred Races did not give up. The war god then lead his clansmen to attack the magical beasts again, leading to great casualties on both sides. After several battles, the war god was slain by the Winged Tiger God in the end. Golden blood splattered across the earth.
From then on, the four supreme experts of the ancient times turned into three.
It was rumored that the war god’s body would not rot even though he had died. It would exist forever, so the experts of the Hundred Races retrieved it along with the war god’s blood. They wanted to use an absolute technique to revive him.
But, in the end, the Winged Tiger God descended and took away the war god’s corpse, interfering with their plan of revival. He used his great abilities to seal the war god’s corpse into a bleak continent, and the war between the three races ended there.
Mo Tianyun became the city lord of Mercenary City and faded from the center of attention over the next few decades. Afterward, he vanished, only leaving behind one message. He had already secretly struck an agreement with the Winged Tiger God: the Tian Yuan Continent and the Beast God Continent would never go to war against each other.
Obviously, the ancient Winged Tiger God became the god among magical beasts, leading the entire race. A hundred years later, a phenomenon occurred on Dragon Island and the Winged Tiger God also disappeared with the Divine Phoenix clan and Dragon clan. No one knew where they vanished to, forming an unsolvable mystery.
Jian Chen did not find any information regarding the Winged Tiger God’s life in ancient times. It seemed to have appeared out of nowhere, possessing supreme strength as soon as it had appeared. It was unlike the white tiger, who was known throughout the world before it had even matured.
At that time, the war between the three races had yet to erupt. The magical beasts inhabited the same continent as the humans. The current Cross Mountains was the location where the magical beasts lived. As soon as the Winged Tiger God appeared, it lead the magical beasts out of Cross Mountains to the Beast God Continent where they drove the Hundred Races away. This lead to the war between the three races.
Afterward, Jian Chen checked on the records regarding the war god Aergyns. They said that he was born into an ordinary farmer’s family, and golden blood was discovered as soon as he was born. He also possessed great strength, virtually the same as Tie Ta in his youth.
Soon after, all the hall elders of the Hundred Races gathered. They invited the young Aergyns to the great War God Hall excitedly and courteously. After that, there was no sound of him.
This lasted for five hundred years. Then, Aergyns emerged from the War God Hall. At that time, he had already surpassed Saint Emperor. He grew at a stunning rate where his name rang through the world. As soon as he emerged, he became the leader of the War God Hall.
Afterward, Jian Chen checked up on the sea goddess. Perhaps due to the fact that the Sea race was the only race that did not take part in the war, there was even less information regarding her, just a few lines.
Jian Chen then found a record regarding the Beast God Hall. It mentioned that on the ninety-ninth floor of the hall was the first Winged Tiger God’s legacy. Only magical beasts with the bloodline of the Winged Tiger God could enter and obtain it. Though, no one knew whether it was actually true or not.
Very soon, Jian Chen found another ancient record regarding the arctic Ice God Hall. It reported the organization as mysterious and powerful and that it had always remained in the arctic.
The Ice God Hall had existed for an extremely long time. The first Saint Emperor of the clan had once written that in ancient times, before the ten protector clans had existed, before the war between the three races had erupted, the Ice God Hall had quietly stood in the arctic for countless years.
In the eyes of the ancient protector clans, the arctic Ice God Hall was a powerful and mysteries force. They never moved on the Tian Yuan Continent, nor did they interfere with any conflict on the continent. Even when intense battles erupted during the war of the three races, the Ice God Hall continued to act as it wished, remaining in the arctic.
If the Ice God Hall was weak, then so be it. However, Jian Chen had also found the messages from many previous Saint Emperors to never provoke the Ice God Hall.
Jian Chen sat on the ground as he slowly flipped through the ancient record regarding the Ice God Hall. He reached the end very quickly, which suddenly made him narrow his mind. He discovered at the end of all that was a newly-scribed paragraph.
“The arctic Ice God Hall descended on Lore City on the XXX of XXX, year XXX. Snow filled the skies, summer turned to winter and ice sealed up a radius of ten thousand kilometers…” The information near the end included records of the holy maiden of the Ice God Hall, Changyang Mingyue. It included when she was born, what she went through as she grew up, and so on.
Jian Chen slowly closed the book as he constantly thought about the Ice God Hall. It was just a pity that the records did not contain many details about the origins of the Ice God Hall, shrouding it in mystery.
“Just what kind of an organization are you?” Jian Chen was filled with suspicion inside. He knew from the records that for all the years the Ice God Hall had existed, it had only descended once, and it was for his sister, Changyang Mingyue.
“Since both Mo Tianyun and the Winged Tiger God of the ancient times were born on the Tian Yuan Continent, why is there no record of you two growing up at all. Has it all been forcefully erased?” Jian Chen pondered.
“Out of the four supreme experts of the ancient times, the war god died in battle. The sea goddess passed away due to age and now exists in the form of a soul because of the Winged Tiger God’s kindness, yet the Winged Tiger God who is powerful enough to help the sea goddess has disappeared with the Dragon and Phoenix clans.
“And the Winged Tiger God disappeared at a similar time to senior Mo Tianyun. Did the two of you disappear at the same time? Did you two really die, or did you go to another place as described by Xiao Ling?” Mysteries blossomed in Jian Chen’s head at that moment.
“Dragon Island was occupied by magical beasts. It was the territory of the Winged Tiger God. In ancient times, the Yinyang Saint Rock fell on Dragon Island, and then it was moved through the void to a distant region of space by Mo Tianyun and his powerful formations. Afterward, Dragon Island underwent a great change, while the Winged Tiger God, the Dragon clan, the Phoenix clan, and Mo Tianyun vanished without any news, causing many people to believe that they all died.
“In that world created by the Yinyang Saint Rock, the sliver of consciousness left behind by Mo Tianyun recognized the sword spirits. Therefore, it’s extremely likely that senior Mo Tianyun came from the same world as the sword spirits.” Jian Chen deduced inside. Afterward, his eyes widened and an audacious possibility crossed his mind. Maybe Mo Tianyun did not die, and the Winged Tiger God did not die either. They just had some unknown connection, leaving behind the sea goddess while they disappeared themselves, maybe leaving for another place as companions.