“10,000 years ago, there was an overlord in the North Region of Tianhuang Mainland and that was the Great Qian Empire. Its territories were vast and it was extremely powerful. Unfortunately, the center of the Great Qian Empire, its glorious capital, was turned into ruins overnight!”
Yan Beichen continued, “Not only that, the two Buddhist monasteries that resided in the territory of the Great Qian Empire and supported it were annihilated! 10,000 years ago, there were eight Buddhist monasteries, not the current six.”
Su Zimo was shocked and exclaimed softly.
There were eight Buddhist monasteries 10,000 years ago!
A single catastrophe had not only turned an empire into ruins, it even destroyed two super sects of Tianhuang Mainland!
He could not help but ask, “What sort of a catastrophe was it? Did it have something to do with the witch race?”
Yan Beichen shook his head. “It was another one of the Primordial Nine Races, the dragon race!”
Su Zimo’s mouth opened gradually in a slight daze.
The dragon race!
He had quite a bit of a feud with the dragon race as well.
Yan Beichen continued, “There were many rumors to why the catastrophe happened. However, the conclusion was that… a certain dragon in the Dragon Bone Valley was enraged.”
“Dragon Bone Valley?”
Su Zimo frowned slightly and he thought about the endless white bones he saw back in the primordial ruins. There was also a long sea of bones and a towering dragon carcass.
“The Dragon Bone Valley is one of the nine forbidden grounds of Tianhuang Mainland,” Yan Beichen explained.
Su Zimo felt a sense of trepidation as he recalled his encounter in the Dragon Bone Valley back then.
If not for the mysterious Lin Xuanji, he would have died there even if he had ten lives.
Suddenly, he recalled something that Yan Beichen said earlier and could not help but question in shock and disbelief, “It was all because of a dragon?”
A single dragon was enough to bring the Great Qian Empire and two super sects to ruins, changing the state of Tianhuang Mainland’s North Region entirely?
Yan Beichen nodded. “An ancestral level divine dragon.”
As though he could tell that Su Zimo did not understand the concept of an ancestral level divine dragon, Yan Beichen added, “His combat strength can match the Human Emperor!”
Su Zimo was stunned.
A moment later, Su Zimo composed himself and continued asking, “How many Ancestral Dragons are there in the dragon race?”
“No one knows,”
Yan Beichen replied, “However, the Ancestral Dragons are not the strongest of the dragon race. The dragon race also has a Dragon Emperor whose power is far beyond the Ancestral Dragons!”
Suddenly, Su Zimo felt like he was being suffocated and was in immense pressure.
If an Ancestral Dragon could fight against the Human Emperor, who in the world could stop a Dragon Emperor if it was born?
Yan Beichen continued, “The Primordial Nine Races are innately strong from birth and can wipe out almost everyone else at the same cultivation realm! Throughout history, there has been countless emperors but among them, there are less than ten emperors of the human race who can go against the emperors of the Primordial Nine Races!”
Su Zimo remained silent.
That was the difference between them.
Humans were born weak and that was a fact that couldn’t be changed.
The experts of the Primordial Nine Races are already able to fight against emperors of the human race when they were at the ancestral level; they did not even have to be emperors themselves!
After a brief pause, Yan Beichen said, “The reason why humans were able to win the ancient war was because of the birth of the Human Emperor. He was a supreme hero who shocked history and could look down on all other emperors!”
At the mention of the Human Emperor, even someone as prideful as Yan Beichen revealed a tinge of admiration in his tone.
At that point, Su Zimo gradually understood.
What the royal family of Great Zhou was fearful about was not the Blood Crow Palace’s Lord, but the true experts of the witch race!
“Blood Crow Palace’s Lord is merely a remnant of the witch race with an impure bloodline. Otherwise, his combat strength wouldn’t have been so pathetic. Now that his physical body was destroyed by me, he won’t be able to recover in a short period of time and Ethereal Peak is in no danger for now. However…”
Yan Beichen paused for a moment before changing the topic. “You’ve been extravagant in your ways in the ancient battlefield, killing the fiend heir of Malevolent Earth Sect and destroying Poison Sect while defeating Glass Palace. You’ll have to watch out from now on,”
“Glass Palace and Malevolent Earth Sect are located at the North Region of Tianhuang Mainland!”
Su Zimo’s heart skipped a beat.
Although no one else in Xuantian City apart from Ji Chengtian and the others knew of his background, given the strength of Glass Palace and Malevolent Earth Sect, if they truly wanted to hunt him down, it would just be a matter of time.
The only way for him was to hide in seclusion without coming forth.
However, what worried Su Zimo even more was that Glass Palace’s Pei Chunyu was severely injured and escaped into the Fog Valley with his fate unknown – there was a chance that he would have survived and made it back to Tianhuang Mainland!
That man was a latent danger.
For the first time, Su Zimo felt that there were way too many latent dangers around him.
Glass Palace, Malevolent Earth Sect, Poison Sect, Blood Crow Palace’s Lord…
The moment all of those latent dangers erupted, the outcome would be unimaginable!
He had to get stronger as quickly as possible!
With those latent dangers ticking down, the only shot he had at survival was to get stronger as soon as possible.
Yan Beichen turned around to leave but paused for a moment before remarking indifferently, “You’re at Extreme Foundation Establishment and is the second person in history to do so apart from the Human Emperor. However, you have to understand that before you form a core, everything is merely a dreamscape.”
“In the super sects of Tianhuang Mainland, Foundation Establishment Cultivators are only outer sect disciples and they will only become inner sect disciples after forming a core.”
That was the difference between super sects and Ethereal Peak.
In Ethereal Peak, Golden Cores could become elders.
However, in those super sects, they were only inner sect disciples.
Yan Beichen added, “I heard that Divine Phoenix Island produced a monster incarnate. Although you’re at Extreme Foundation Establishment, you’re probably only on par with him.”
Su Zimo did not reply.
He could not possibly divulge the identity of Divine Phoenix Island’s monster incarnate.
Everyone in the cultivation world knew right now that the Divine Phoenix Island’s monster incarnate’s right hand was a precious piece of divine phoenix bone. If the mighty figures and patriarchs of various factions were to come fight for it, no one could protect him at all!
“Additionally, although phenomenons are the strongest techniques available for Golden Cores, there’s a difference in strength between the phenomenons,”
Yan Beichen said, “The Golden Core phenomenons you experienced earlier were the low-end ones with limited power. If you meet with Golden Cores with ancient phenomenons, even an early-stage Golden Core would be able to kill you!”
“Are all ancient phenomenons definitely strong?” Su Zimo asked with a frown.
“The phenomenons that are cultivated by ancient emperors, mighty figures and patriarchs have gone through the sands of time and are still not destroyed. Their legacy crosses time and it’s only natural that their powers are incredible!”
Su Zimo asked again, “Are all Golden Core phenomenons cultivated by the later generations weaker than the ancient phenomenons?”
Yan Beichen shook his head. “It’s very difficult. All the cultivation techniques you’re using right now has been passed down from history. As such, it’s only natural that the phenomenons you cultivate can’t break out of the shadows of the past ancient phenomenons that easily.”
“If you can really create a mighty phenomenon that’s able to compare against the ancient phenomenons, you’ll definitely be recorded into the books of history and be nominated into the Unusual Phenomenon Ranking!”
“Unusual Phenomenon Ranking?” Su Zimo was slightly stunned.
Yan Beichen replied, “You should know that the ancient battlefield was formed from dimensional shards and is differentiated into different levels based on its stability.”
Su Zimo nodded – Demoness Ji had told him about that many years ago.
Yan Beichen continued, “Foundation Establishment Cultivators can be sent into the elementary ancient battlefield and it can be opened once every 10 years. The intermediate is more stable and can allow Golden Cores to cultivate within, opening up once per 100 years.”
“In the intermediate ancient battlefield, there’s an extremely famous divine ranking that has been passed down from history known as the Unusual Phenomenon Ranking! The ranking list has a total of 108 positions and millions of Golden Cores fight for a spot!”
“Only those that have their names listed on the Unusual Phenomenon Ranking are befitting of the word, paragon!”