The ten spots for the trip to cultivate in the Thousand Year Blood Sea had been decided.
The Thousand Demon Meet carried on as usual. Su Zimo’s group had just experienced a massive battle and the trip to the Blood Sea was going to commence after three days of rest!
Spots of flame appeared one after another nearby the Blood Sea at night.
Some of the fiend demons huddled around bonfires, some of the fiend demons had huge Night Luminance Beads circling around them while some fiend demons had balls of flames floating around them.
There were many Demonic arts that lit up the dark skies!
The demons enjoyed themselves in groups of three, tens or dozens, drinking and feasting.
Apart from enjoyment, the Thousand Demon Meet was also a rare marketplace.
At the intersection of the seven territories, there would be various stalls selling rare materials, spirit pills, elixirs, Dharmic weapons or secret manuals – everything could be found here.
Most trades in the marketplace were barter trades.
Some unique materials and ores were only harvested in certain territories. Therefore, many fiend demons were gathered around the marketplace.
Monkey, the spirit tiger and Qing Qing dragged the unwilling Little Fox to join the crowd.
At the front of Ape Chatter Ridge’s faction.
The old ape stood with his hands behind his back and his eyes half-opened. His long, white brows slumped down on both sides of his cheeks and fluttered although there was no wind.
Behind him, a green-robed cultivator stood – it was Su Zimo.
The two figures stood in silence and did not fit in with the bustling crowd; it was as though they had melded into the night.
Suddenly, the old ape turned and asked, “You can sense it?”
Su Zimo nodded.
For the past few days, he had a feeling that something great was about to happen.
There was an indescribable killing intent within the universe that gave him an inexplicable sense of frustration!
The old ape lamented.
Among the fiend demons present, there were less than ten who possessed such keen senses; to think that one of them would be a low-level fiend demon!
The old ape opened his eyes and turned over.
There were many stars in the distant skies.
However, the trajectories of the stars looked chaotic; it was as though an invisible energy was arranging the constellations!
Su Zimo frowned and asked, “Does this feeling of uneasiness have anything to do with the stars in daylight the other day?”
The old ape sighed.
He was not certain either. Ever since the stars appeared in daylight the other day, there had never been another beguiling universal phenomenon.
However, once night descended, if one looked properly, they would still be able to see the signs of chaos in the stars in the skies. They flickered constantly and were extremely abnormal!
“Could this have anything to do with the Blood Sea?”
Suddenly, Su Zimo recalled the horrific blood-colored human face he saw for a moment when they arrived at this place!
That might not have been his imagination.
“I don’t know.”
The old ape shook his head.
Su Zimo mulled for a moment and asked again, “What’s the origin of the Blood Sea? How was it formed?”
“I don’t know.”
The old ape shook his head once again with a bitter chuckle.
Su Zimo frowned.
The old ape had lived for at least 5,000 years and yet he knew nothing about the Blood Sea. From that perspective, there might be a deep background to the Blood Sea.
Su Zimo asked, “Since this Blood Sea is so mystical and can gather the essence blood and souls of ten thousand demons, was there no one who sought to uncover its secrets throughout all these years?”
This time round, the old ape’s tone was firm. However, his reply was contrasting, “However, they should have perished within.”
Su Zimo’s heart skipped a beat.
This time round, the old ape spoke before Su Zimo could ask, “I heard that there was once a Grand Demon that ventured into the depths of the Blood Sea but failed to make it out alive as well!”
Su Zimo’s mouth gaped apart slightly in shock.
Even a Grand Demon had perished!
Great demons were equivalent to Conjoint Bodies Mighty Figures of the human race.
They could make use of Heaven and Earth powers just by lifting their palms and were almost unparalleled experts of Tianhuang Mainland!
However, even those experts were devoured without a trace by this Blood Sea before them!
Chills ran down Su Zimo’s spine and he could not help but shudder.
The old ape smiled gently. “However, you don’t have to worry. Given your strength, there’s no way you can get to the bottom of the Blood Sea. Nothing will happen as long as you cultivate normally within it.”
“Furthermore, for so many years, nothing had befallen everyone that cultivated in the Blood Sea.”
Su Zimo nodded.
The old ape swept his gaze towards the direction of the Silvermoon Valley and Levitating Goat Peak demons and frowned slightly.
Their Overlords were gone.
Even the fiend demons of those territories that were headed into the Blood Sea for cultivation were missing.
“Under normal circumstances, killing and fighting are prohibited within the Blood Sea,”
The old ape said in a deep voice, “However, the Blood Sea can block spirit consciousness probing. In other words, outsiders won’t know about anything that goes on within the Blood Sea.”
The old ape reminded.
A cold glint flashed through Su Zimo’s eyes as he nodded.
It was pitch-black in the depths of the forest.
Within the forest, a few figures appeared one after another.
“Listen up, this Blood Sea cultivation trip is your final opportunity to take revenge!”
A stern voice sounded, “This is a Blood Congealing Bead and it’s a Dao Lord Dharmic weapon. It can only be activated if the five of you combine your powers.”
“A Blood Congealing Bead!”
“Haha, with this treasure, the five of us are going to steal most of the essence blood and souls in the Blood Sea!”
A series of laughter sounded.
The stern voice from before hollered and continued, “You guys can pretend to cultivate as per normal after you enter the Blood Sea. With the Blood Congealing Bead, at least 80% of the energy in the Blood Sea is going to converge towards the five of you!”
“Although he is a low-level fiend demon, he’s not easy to deal with. You guys must not be reckless and wait for a proper opportunity.”
A few voices replied in unison.
Another cold voice sounded, “If it comes to a fight, the five of you need not hesitate. Just use your Essence Spirit secret skills right away. You MUST kill him within the Blood Sea!”
The five of them agreed.
The person sneered, “Once the Blood Sea cultivation is over and that demon is dead, the five of you can just cover it up with a casual excuse. Even if the old ape is suspicious, he won’t be able to do anything about it.”
Suddenly, a metallic sound echoed from the side.
“Count me in?”
“Hahaha! With the help of Confusion Mist Swamp, this demon is dead for sure!”
At the same time, in front of Vermilion Cloud Valley’s faction.
The Overlord of Vermilion Cloud Valley rubbed his chin and narrowed his eyes. He looked at the two fiend demons before him that were about to head for the Blood Sea cultivation trip in silence.
A long while later, he let out a deep breath and sent a voice transmission, as though he had made up his mind about something.
“The two of you, listen up. If anything changes or if a fight breaks out within the Blood Sea, don’t side with any party. Stay out of things and make sure you survive!”
Two fiend demons of Vermilion Cloud Valley bowed deeply as they responded.
The gaze of Vermilion Cloud Valley’s Overlord flickered as he looked in the direction of Ape Chatter Ridge in a seemingly casual manner, muttering, “Could that demon’s true form truly be…”