Chapter 1479: The World Within the Tower
Jian Chen stared at the parts of the door condensed from energy with great interest. His eyes shone extremely brightly as he murmured, "With the toughness of the Anatta Tower, if the main entrance was fine, I would not be able to enter no matter what even if it's unable to counterattack. Yet now…" As soon as he finished speaking, Jian Chen cleaved at the door with his sword once again. With a boom, the portion condensed from energy darkened once more.
Jian Chen finally got through the damaged door after more than a dozen attacks. Jian Chen carefully passed through a crack in the door and entered the interior of the tower.
Jian Chen felt like he had arrived in a whole different world the moment he stepped into the tower. The ground was barren, without any signs of life, and filled with the presence of death. The sky was gloomy and expanded as far as the eye could see.
"Is this the interior of the Anatta Tower?" Jian Chen gazed at the boundless world and could not help but feel shocked. He soon attempted to expand his soul to observe the place, but he discovered that his soul was suppressed even more within the tower.
Jian Chen looked around diligently for a while. He actually sensed no signs of danger within the world, so he just ended up riding the Qing Suo Sword in the sky while communicating with the sword spirits.
"There are a total of nine floors within the Anatta Tower. Each floor is composed of a vast world. Normally, the tunnel to the floor above should be in the center of the floor, but the artifact spirit is still present and can control everything within the tower. Under its influence, it possesses the power to hide the passage to the next floor or move it to a completely new place," Zi Ying explained to Jian Chen. This was the first time they had come inside the Anatta Tower, but they knew quite a lot about it.
The Anatta Grand Prime was an extremely famed figure in the Saints' World as well as one of the three strongest Grand Primes. The Grand Exalts of the Immortals' World would have obviously investigated the Anatta Grand Prime.
"If the artifact spirit really has hidden the way up, wouldn't it be almost impossible to find in this tremendous world? After all, I can't use my soul to search here," Jian Chen frowned.
"Master, we've already entered the tower, yet the artifact spirit still hasn't appeared. This explains one thing, which is that it is far weaker than us, where even when it's in its own territory, it not confident it could deal with us. In its current state, perfectly hiding the way up within the damaged tower is no longer possible. We will discover it when we approach it," said Zi Ying.
Jian Chen rode the Qing Suo Sword through the first floor of the tower. The Zi Ying Sword hovered above his head, ready to strike out at any moment. Jian Chen had secretly filled every inch of his body with Chaotic Force as well, pushing his Chaotic Body to the limits. Outside, he was surrounded by the glow of the Way of the Sword.
At this moment, Jian Chen narrowed his eyes. He stared ahead. Only darkness appeared before him, and within the dark world, space was extremely unstable. Huge cracks would appear one after another, and each one was thousands of meters long. They were large enough to swallow huge beasts, and they even emitted a suction force.
However, an illusionary, thirty-thousand-meter-long sword hovered within the dark world. It flickered with light as sword Qi surged from it. Thousand-meter-long spatial cracks would pass through the sword from time to time, but it was unable to damage the illusionary sword at all. The cracks did not even manage to shake it.
"This is one of the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt's four swords, the Sword of Mortality. It's just sword Qi left behind by the Sword of Mortality. The Sword of Mortality boasts being able to severe an immortal's foundation, thrusting mortality onto them and preventing them from attaining immortality ever again," explained Qing Suo.
Jian Chen stared at the huge projection of the Sword of Mortality. Even though it was formed from just a single strand of sword Qi, it seemed everlasting, like it would not disperse even if the world ended. It seemed like the illusionary sword was eternal.
Jian Chen was shocked. He admired the terrifying strength of the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt. Just a single sword Qi left behind could still remain so terrifyingly powerful even after so much time. Jian Chen struggled to imagine just how terrifying he actually was in his prime.
"This is the end of a side of the first floor. Originally, the first floor was not so small, but the space ahead has been obliterated by the sword Qi of the Sword of Mortality," Zi Ying said.
Jian Chen stared at the sword. Even though it was created from a single strand of sword Qi, it possessed a supreme will within the Sword God realm. To his pity, he knew that his comprehension of the Way of the Sword would rapidly increase even if he could just understand a fraction of the will, but his comprehension was just far too low and his foundations were not firm. He did not possess the ability to comprehend the will of a Sword God.
After a moment of silence, Jian Chen suppressed the temptation to attempt to comprehend the will. He left in frustration and pity, flying off in another direction.
Jian Chen soon arrived at another boundary of the floor. A destroyed space of darkness blocked his way again and a huge sword hovered within that space as well. It was thirty thousand meters long and radiated with a terrifying pressure.
The dark space before him used to be a part of the vast world on the first floor, but it had been obliterated by the shocking sword Qi in the end.
"This is the Sword of Reincarnation, also one of the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt's swords. It possesses the power of samsara, able to push immortals into an endless cycle of rebirth, never able to break free," the voices of the sword spirits rang through Jian Chen's head.
Jian Chen's interest was immediately piqued. In the world of the first floor, he had already traveled in two directions, and when he reached a far as he could go, he had found the illusory figure of a sword. He wondered if the other two directions possessed swords as well.
Jian Chen did not stay for too long and immediately flew off in the one direction and then the other. His thoughts were confirmed. Just as he had expected, the boundaries of the other two directions possessed the sword Qi of the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt as well. Each strand of sword Qi was extremely terrifying, projecting a sword that was thirty thousand meters long. They seemed eternal even after so much time.
"The Sword of Slaughter is the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt's main sword for killing as well as the one he used most frequently during his growth. Countless immortals from the Immortals' World, great demons from the Demons' World, and experts from the Saints' World that have been felled by this sword.
"The Sword of Severance is the strongest sword among the four. This sword specializes in attacking the soul and is able to sever the souls of people while leaving their bodies unscathed. Even the apex Immortal Exalts feared the might of this sword."
"Mortality, Reincarnation, Slaughter, and Soul-severance are the four divine swords of the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt. Each sword has been fused with a way comprehended by the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt, allowing the four swords to possess their own unique abilities. Coupled with the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt's comprehension at the realm of Sword God, the four swords could erupt with unimaginable might. If the four swords formed a formation, their power would be even more shocking.
"The Anatta Tower is very powerful as well, truly worthy of being the Anatta Grand Prime's famed treasure. Even the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt was unable to destroy it, only managing to suppress and seal it."
Zi Ying and Qing Suo gave one explanation after another. Their voices were filled with admiration and amazement.