Su Zimo turned around slowly and looked at the valley behind him.
He suddenly recalled something.
Back when he first arrived at the bottom of the Dragon Burial Valley, he wanted to see what was at the bottom of the valley and followed the cliff into the depths of the valley.
The valley meandered and before long, he saw a pile of corpses.
Later on, he was haunted by evil ghosts and almost died. Thankfully, Ming Zhen arrived in time and saved him.
After that, he had not been to the end of the valley.
Now that this question flashed through his mind, Su Zimo pondered for a moment before continuing along the craggy stone wall towards the depths of the valley.
Before long, he saw the scene from before once more.
Corpses were strewn everywhere!
In fact, some of their bodies were perfectly preserved for 10,000 years without rotting!
A few drops of fresh blood were splattered on the walls around him.
Back then, the energy contained within those few drops of blood nearly killed Su Zimo!
But now, when Su Zimo’s gaze landed on the few drops of blood, he only felt a slight discomfort before he adapted to it.
He paused for a moment before continuing forward.
All of a sudden!
A gust of cold wind blew.
A woman with disheveled hair and white robes that were stained with blood appeared behind him. Her eyes were blind and she stuck out her scarlet tongue.
More than a hundred years ago, his cultivation was crippled and he was almost killed by this evil ghost.
But now that he was at the Void Reversion realm with the title of Dao Being, he was considered an expert in the cultivation world – how could he be injured by a mere evil ghost?!
Su Zimo did not even turn back as he hollered, “How dare you show yourself? I’ll help you reincarnate today!”
The Mingwang Prayer Beads on his left wrist shone brightly and enveloped the white-robed female ghost instantly.
Endless golden light pierced through the white-robed female ghost’s body like sharp swords, creating holes!
Blood flowed out of the white-robed female ghost!
The malevolent qi and the evil ghosts condensed here had flesh and blood!
The white-robed female ghost let out tragic cries and struggled within the golden light before returning to silence.
A soul wisp reincarnated and dissipated into the world.
Stepping on the corpses, Su Zimo continued forward.
After this short exchange, there were no more evil ghosts that dared to come out.
Before long, Su Zimo stopped in his tracks.
He was already at the end of the valley ahead.
Along the way, there were corpses everywhere. He did not know how many cultivators were buried here in that battle back then – the aura was murderous!
Su Zimo’s gaze shifted to a gigantic pit not far away.
It was nothing much for a gigantic pit to appear within the white bones.
However, the pit looked strange.
The soil on the surface of the pit was slightly moist, as though it was soaked in blood and was dark red.
It was as though the gigantic pit was initially filled with fresh blood. However, as time passed by, the fresh blood had dried up, leaving behind such a deep pit.
Suddenly, a vague thought flashed through Su Zimo’s mind.
However, when he wanted to capture it, the thought disappeared.
There were no other oddities in the vicinity.
Su Zimo shook his head and turned to leave.
Before long, he returned to the ancient temple.
He headed straight for the cemetery in the backyard of the main hall. Coincidentally, Monk Yuan Bei was there as well, chanting sutras silently to purify the souls in the cemetery.
When he saw Su Zimo’s return after reconstructing his body, Monk Yuan Bei smiled and nodded.
“Tsk tsk, this body is truly not bad.”
The red-headed ghost’s voice sounded from the depths of the cemetery.
Such a praise from the red-headed ghost was proof of how strong the Green Lotus True Body was!
Su Zimo hesitated for a moment and decided to reveal the encounter with the woman at the bottom of the Great Qian Ruins. “Master, do you know who that woman is?”
“If I’m not wrong, she should be Consort Yu of the Great Qian Empire back then.”
Monk Yuan Bei sighed gently. “She’s probably the only person left from the Great Qian Empire.”
Su Zimo muttered softly.
When he thought about that woman, she possessed fair, cold skin that was indeed breathtaking like jade.
Monk Yuan Bei said, “Consort Yu was originally a mortal, but she was extremely beautiful and had a fairy-like appearance that could topple countries and cities. When the emperor of the Great Qian Empire met her, he was shocked and invited her into the palace to be conferred the title of Consort Yu. From then on, all the concubines paled in comparison to her!”
“Although she was conferred as a consort, he did not dare to offend her at all and treated her with respect. He hoped that one day, Consort Yu would fall in love with him.”
The Great Qian Empire was vast and was considered the largest faction in the North Region back then. Within its territory, there were two Buddhist monasteries, Daming Monastery and Fahua Monastery.
The Emperor of Great Qian could be considered as the person with the most authority back then!
Even so, he could not obtain the heart of Consort Yu.
Monk Yuan Bei said, “Consort Yu resided deep in the palace and was unwilling to fight with the other concubines, so she was alone the entire time. Afraid that she might be bored, the Emperor of Great Qian captured a spirit fox to accompany her.”
The mention of that had Su Zimo’s heart skipping a beat.
As though he could read Su Zimo’s mind, Monk Yuan Bei nodded. “The fire fox that died beneath the Great Qian Ruins was the spirit fox that accompanied Consort Yu.”
“Consort Yu had an extremely close relationship with the spirit fox and Little Fox was the latter’s child. That was why I reminded you not to let Little Fox suffer.”
Suddenly, Su Zimo was enlightened.
Back when the spirit fox died and Consort Yu woke up, she felt guilty towards the latter and shifted that guilt onto Little Fox.
In her heart, Little Fox probably became her only kin!
Su Zimo asked, “Since Consort Yu is a mortal, how is she so strong?”
Monk Yuan Bei said, “Before entering the palace, Consort Yu was a mortal. After entering the palace, she had the chance to come into contact with many cultivation Dharmic formulations before realizing that she had a spirit root and was extremely talented!”
“She advanced to the Conjoint Body realm in just 2,000 years!”
Su Zimo took a deep breath.
Conjoint Body realm cultivators had a lifespan of 20,000 years!
To be able to step into the Conjoint Body realm in 2,000 years was a terrifying cultivation speed!
Pondering for a moment, Su Zimo asked, “When Consort Yu’s cultivation advanced to that stage, it was even more unlikely for her to accede to the Emperor of Great Qian, right?”
Monk Yuan Bei nodded but shook his head.
“I’m sure Consort Yu was touched by the fact that he waited for her for 2,000 years,”
Monk Yuan Bei said, “Otherwise, given her cultivation and strength, even the Emperor of Great Qian might not have been able to stop her if she wanted to leave!”
“What happened later on?”
Su Zimo asked.
Monk Yuan Bei was silent for a moment as a look of sadness flashed through his eyes.
“Later on, the Emperor of Great Qian did something that incurred the wrath of the heavens and the hatred of humans, causing Consort Yu to give up on him entirely! That incident led to the catastrophe 10,000 years ago and the subsequent destruction of the Great Qian Empire!”