Chapter 1223: Reuniting Mother and Daughter (One)
Jian Chen, Rui Jin, Hong Lian, and Hei Yu camped for quite some time outside the hazy mist. All of them frowned, but none of them could do anything to the terrifying mist, including Rui Jin.
Rui Jin and Hong Lian used countless secret techniques of their clans during that time, but they were all useless. Even Jian Chen’s presence was unable to penetrate through the mist. As soon as his presence entered it, the chilling coldness would attack his mind by following his presence, stunning him to the point where he no longer dared to make any future attempts.
“Looks like this is as far as we can go,” Jian Chen said in a heavy voice. He was extremely disappointed. He had never thought that they would fail to even catch a single glimpse of the Ice Goddess Hall despite bringing such a powerful party.
At this moment, the mist ahead began to churn violently, slowly parting open. Very soon, a three-meter-wide path formed in front of the four of them, and at the end of the path was a snow-white and bright glacial world, not a hazy mist.
They all looked at each other after the passageway suddenly appeared. They had never thought that the mist that had stopped them from traveling further would create a path. They were in disbelief.
Suddenly, Jian Chen seemed to think of something. His eyes immediately lit up and he said, “I understand. This layer of mist must be controlled by someone, and the controller probably knows of our arrival, which is why they’ve formed a tunnel for us to get through.” However, Jian Chen could not help but think about how his sister had become the holy maiden of the Ice Goddess Hall. He guessed that Changyang Mingyue possessed quite the status within the Ice Goddess Hall, but he was uncertain if the formation of the tunnel had anything to do with her.
With the tunnel, the four of them gave up on the thought of returning. They then carefully passed through it.
The tunnel in the mist was a thousand meters long. The four of them passed through it very soon and arrived in a region beyond the mist. The environment past the mist was like heaven compared to the climate outside. Although it was still a world of ice and snow, the landscape was pretty, picturesque like a lovely drawing. The surrounding glaciers were crystal-clear, like huge mountains of crystal.
If the region outside the mist was like the churning sea, this would be a flat and peaceful part of the ocean. There was no terrifying wind or any icy temperatures that could freeze Saint Kings to death. Outside, even regular Saint Kings would struggle to survive, yet even people as weak as Earth Saint Masters could move around freely here.
Although the two places were only separated by a thousand meters of mist, they felt like they were two completely different worlds.
“Is this the Ice Goddess Hall?” Suddenly, Hei Yu pointed ahead and asked.
They looked to where he was pointing, and twenty kilometers away, a crystal palace that seemed to have been carved from ice stood quietly on the icy plains. It gave off a respectful presence, as if it had stood through many years of wind and rain. Although it was grand and beautiful, the four of them could clearly feel that it was filled with the ancient presence of time.
The crystal palace seemed to have stood all by itself for countless years, while the ancient presence was far heavier than any item they had ever seen that had managed to survive through the ages.
“This must be the Ice Goddess Hall. We’ve finally arrived,” Jian Chen mumbled as he stared at the divine hall up ahead. His voice was filled with some excitement, and he instinctively began to walk over in a hurry.
The four of them stopped in front of the Ice Goddess Hall very soon. Only by standing in front of the structure could they feel its grandeur. They felt like ants standing before an elephant.
The feeling did not seem to linger around the building, but from the vast presence of the structure.
Dazed, they suddenly felt a different impression, as if they were not facing against the pretty Ice Goddess Hall, but the infinite cosmos.
A person in silver-white armor stood silently at the top of the structure. Her armor covered every part of her, including her face. Only two icy-cold eyes were revealed, but it was still possible to tell that she was female from the shape of her body.
She stood there unmoving like an ice statue, nor did she give off any presence. She seemed to have completely fused with the surroundings, becoming a part of the world.
Protector Shui glanced over the four of them with her emotionless eyes, but to them, she seemed to be transparent. None of them discovered her existence.