Su Zimo and the rest sped towards the ancient ruins marked on the map.
During this period of time, they were attacked by birds, beasts and ancient living beings as well. Thankfully, they managed to survive and reached the vicinity of the ancient ruins after three days.
Many cultivators were gathered at the foot of a steep mountain. They were all dressed differently and it was clear that they were from different sects and factions.
“The seal of this cave abode is getting weaker. We’ll probably be able to remove the seal before night falls.”
“That’s right. It won’t be in vain that we’ve waited here for so long.”
Some of the groups contained dozens of people but there were also small groups of less than three. A single glance revealed that there were hundreds of people, either whispering in hushed tones or conversing loudly.
Apart from Su Zimo’s group, there were also other cultivators gathering towards this place and the crowd was increasing.
Through the other cultivators, Su Zimo’s group got to know that there was a concealment formation surrounding this ancient ruin previously. The cultivators who had entered the ancient battlefield previously did not manage to discover this place and that’s why it was preserved.
As time passed by, the concealment formation could no longer hold out and dissipated, revealing signs of the ruin. As such, the number of cultivators that discovered it increased.
However, there was still a sort of seal surrounding the ruin that no one was able to dispel. Hence, they could only wait for it to dissipate on its own.
“By the looks of it, this should be a cave abode left behind by a Golden Core. I wonder what treasures are inside.”
“Hopefully, there’s a Meridian Unlocking Elixir. Of course, it’ll be even better if there are supreme-grade spirit weapons!”
“Perhaps there’s even a perfect spirit weapon!”
“Yes, looking at the seal outside this cave abode, this Golden Core wasn’t someone weak in the ancient era. There’s a possibility that he may have left behind a perfect spirit weapon.”
There were different types of ruins in the ancient battlefield. Some of them were cave abodes left behind by ancient cultivators such as the one before them. There were also ruins of sects that would contain a myriad of secret skills and elixir recipes, some of which may have already been extinct.
The first goal of all cultivators who entered the ancient battlefield was the Meridian Unlocking Elixir.
For Foundation Establishment Cultivators, the Meridian Unlocking Elixir was a treasure that had long been lost in Tianhuang Mainland.
Each time a Meridian Unlocking Elixir showed itself, it would lead to a bloody battle!
Su Zimo brought Ji Yaoxue and the others to the foot of the mountain where they settled down at an empty space, waiting for the seal to dissipate.
He gazed at the cave abode at the top of the mountain in deep thoughts.
Little fatty analyzed, “I don’t think there’s anything good in a cave abode left behind by a Golden Core. There’s a higher chance of finding a Meridian Unlocking Elixir in the ruins of a sect.”
“That’s not for sure.”
Su Zimo shook his head. “Anyone who can dominate the ancient battlefield and leave behind an inheritance cave abode is far from simple. Furthermore, the fact that the seal of this cave abode did not dissipate for so long is proof that there must be great treasures within!”
As time passed by, the aura of the seal outside the cave abode weakened and the number of cultivators increased.
Although everyone was fine now, the tension at the foot of the mountain was getting increasingly heavy.
The reason why there was no conflict was because the treasures were not seen yet.
It was almost certain that blood would be spilled the moment a rare treasure showed itself!
Suddenly, a commotion broke out from the crowd as they dispersed while a group of cultivators with cold expressions wearing dark metal armor strode through.
“It’s the Great You Dynasty. We have to be careful later.”
Ji Yaoxue looked at the dozens of cultivators nearby and whispered, “Their leader should be the prince of the Great You Dynasty.”
Right as Ji Yaoxue said that, the Great You prince turned around, seemingly sensing something. When he saw Su Zimo and the rest, there was a flash of mockery in his eyes.
“That’s all the people you have left? Seems like the Great Zhou Dynasty has suffered quite a heavy loss in just over 10 days.”
The Great You prince chuckled. “I’ll give you guys a suggestion. Stay away from this mess and you might be able to return to Great Zhou alive. Otherwise, fufu…”
“Don’t worry about it,” Ji Yaoxue’s tone was calm.
The Great You prince’s eyes lit up when he caught sight of Ji Yaoxue’s appearance. A strange glint flashed in his eyes as he laughed evilly. “How may I address you, beauty?”
Right after, he looked around and caught sight of Leng Rou and Su Xiaoning, causing the evil glint in his eyes to intensify.
“Not bad, not bad.”
The Great You prince laughed as he rubbed his hands together. “You guys come in all shapes and sizes and each has your own merits. I like it, fufu.”
Jun Hao bolted upright and shouted with a sullen expression, “This is the princess of Great Zhou! How dare you speak such filthy words!”
Su Zimo frowned.
Although Jun Hao seemed like he was chiding the Great You Dynasty, he was exposing Ji Yaoxue’s identity at the same time – it was hard to tell if his action was justified.
The Great You prince burst into laughter and stared at Ji Yaoxue’s flawless face with darkened eyes. His gaze seemed illusory as he said, “That’s an aura that only a princess can possess.”
For some reason, Ji Yaoxue felt her head spin when she met with the Great You prince’s gaze. She felt drowsy and was losing her consciousness.
All of a sudden!
A figure appeared in front of Ji Yaoxue, blocking her from the Great You prince’s gaze.
Ji Yaoxue shrugged her head and took a deep breath, regaining clarity in her eyes.
There was a hint of regret in the depths of the Great You prince’s eyes.
Su Zimo said indifferently, “Just a word of advice, don’t seek trouble for yourself.”
The Great You prince frowned as he looked at the scholarly green-robed cultivator standing between the both of them. Narrowing his gaze, he commanded coldly, “Get lost!”
Focusing his gaze, the aura around Su Zimo changed all of a sudden!
It was as if a strong stench of blood was being exuded from Su Zimo, causing one’s heart to palpitate!
To the Great You prince, the frail scholar in his eyes had suddenly turned into a mighty fiendcelestial that had emerged from hell, trampling over mountains of corpses and bloodied oceans with a repressive aura!
His heart almost popped out of his throat from the shock of meeting Su Zimo’s gaze.
The guards beside the Great You prince stood forward instinctively, unsheathing the sharp blades around their waist as they glared at Su Zimo nervously and cautiously.
Suddenly, the mountain that they were standing on quaked and an ancient aura dissipated, revealing a cave abode on the middle of the mountain. The eyes of many cultivators lit up.
The seal had dissipated!
Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh!
Many cultivators summoned their flying swords and soared into the skies. There were more than a thousand of them as they sped towards the cave abode in a dense pack.
Those who entered the cave abode first naturally had the advantage to obtain the treasures before the others.
Su Zimo retracted his gaze and suppressed the killing intent in his heart. He turned to Ji Yaoxue and everyone else, waving his hand. “Let’s go!”
The Great You prince looked hateful as he ordered coldly, “Let’s fight for the treasure first. We’ll deal with this person later.”
The cultivators who arrived at the cave abode first struck and shattered the entrance.
Amidst the rolling dust, everyone rushed inside.