Dao Lord Extreme Fire’s gaze gradually softened as he said softly, “You’re injured right now and it’s our Hundred Refinement Sect’s fault for being reckless. Rest for a day first and don’t be too anxious.”
“That’s right. You won’t be of much help even if you go in like this.”
Elder Ge went forward and stuffed two small bottles into Solitary Cloud’s hands. “The white bottle is to be applied on external wounds and the red bottle is to be consumed for internal injuries. Your injuries will heal very quickly.”
“Thank you, senior,”
Solitary Cloud nodded and was brought to rest by Hundred Refinement Sect disciples. He was prepared to head to the Dao Inheritance Ground after resting for a day.
Shangguan Zi and the others watched Solitary Cloud leave with conflicted expressions.
Elder Gu sighed. “To think that there’s such a loyal person among the fiend demons. How admirable.”
Dao Lord Extreme Fire said, “Demons are the same as humans – there are both good and evil. At times, after interacting with demons for a long time, I really like their straightforward and carefree nature. They are not hypocritical nor scheming.”
Su Zimo had stayed in Thousand Demon Valley for a hundred years and Dao Lord Extreme Fire had witnessed every single moment he spent with monkey and the others.
On top of a ruin, a strong gust of wind blew and gravel filled the air. There was no sign of life and everything was barren.
All of a sudden!
A gigantic hole opened up in the firmament, dark and deep. From within, a figure fell out and stabilized himself the moment he arrived in midair.
Su Zimo surveyed his surroundings and released his spirit consciousness, scanning every single corner.
“Is this the Dao Inheritance Ground?”
He murmured softly. After checking for a long time, he retracted his spirit consciousness slowly. “There’s no danger nearby, but the spirit qi is really thin.”
Su Zimo channeled his bloodline slowly.
The surrounding space sensed something and a massive pressure descended upon him instantly!
He could not move at all against that pressure!
Su Zimo felt that if he were to forcefully activate his bloodline, he would be crushed by the pressure instantly!
This was the will of many ancient Mighty Figures!
This was the sacred ground of the human race and countless human experts had left their legacies here – no other race was allowed to lay their hands on it!
Su Zimo did not dare to move recklessly. The bloodline in his body gradually calmed down and the massive pressure vanished as well, as though it had never appeared.
After a moment of silence, the scarlet-haired Yin Spirit in Su Zimo’s consciousness stirred.
There was no reaction from the surroundings and the pressure from earlier did not appear.
Most likely, even the ancient Mighty Figures did not expect that an anomaly like Su Zimo would appear in the future.
He tried a few times.
Su Zimo discovered that his scarlet-haired Yin Spirit could move about freely within his consciousness and could even fuse with the black-haired Essence Spirit.
However, the scarlet-haired Yin Spirit could not release its spirit consciousness.
Furthermore, if the fused Essence Spirit were to release its spirit consciousness or Dharmic arts, it would attract similar pressure from the ancient Mighty Figures!
In other words, his demon techniques were indeed suppressed fully!
Su Zimo was not discouraged – he had expected this.
After determining his direction, Su Zimo headed towards the east. He did not move fast and was constantly paying attention to his surroundings.
Before long, a gigantic stone stele appeared in front of him. It was more than a hundred feet tall and stood upright in the ruins, exuding the aura of time!
More than ten Void Reversions stood at the foot of the stele.
Su Zimo walked closer and looked up.
There were a few lines of words on the stone stele that were written with pride in a flamboyant manner. “My Dao title is Scarlet Peak. I’ve cultivated for 5,000 years and finally entered the Conjoint Body realm!”
A Dharma Characteristic Dao Lord had a lifespan of 10,000 years and would be right in his peak after cultivating for 5,000 years. The fact that he was able to advance to the Conjoint Body realm at this point meant that he could definitely be considered as a paragon!
“I dominated the world and rarely lost. I’m ranked 78th on the Golden Core Phenomenon Ranking and 65th on the Heaven and Earth Dharma Characteristic Ranking. I once killed three paragons of the immortal sects…”
The words on the stele were clearly left behind by Mighty Figure Scarlet Peak and most of them were reminiscing about his past glory.
“Alas, I did not manage to break through to the final step after 15,000 years and ended at the Conjoint Body realm. What a pity! Even with the glory of the world, what can I do? In the end, I couldn’t withstand the passage of time and turned into dust!”
Cultivators could extend their lifespans to 20,000 years after entering the Conjoint Body realm!
This Mighty Figure Scarlet Peak had advanced to the Conjoint Body realm at 5,000 years old. To think that he was still unable to advance to the Mahayana realm after 15,000 years.
Qi Condensation, Foundation Establishment, Golden Core, Nascent Soul, Void Reversion, Dharma Characteristic, Conjoint Body, Mahayana and Tribulation Transcendence.
The further one progressed, the more difficult it would be to cultivate.
Mighty Figure Scarlet Peak was almost at the peak of the cultivation world. However, he was still unable to extend his lifespan and died with regrets.
This was the cruelty of cultivation.
“Before my death, I entered this place and sorted out everything I’ve learned in my life. I left behind a copy of the Howling World Scripture to await a fated one.”
That was the final sentence on the stele.
“I’m willing to pursue the Dao of immortality with no qualms for the rest of my life to make up for your regrets, senior. Please grant me your legacy and I’ll make sure I live up to your reputation!”
A Void Reversion stood in front of the stone stele and shouted.
The moment he said that, another Void Reversion said, “Senior Scarlet Peak, both my parents are dead and they were devoured by demon beasts! I’m willing to devote my life to slaying and exterminating demons and evil. In my crusade around the world, I’ll return peace to it!”
“Senior Scarlet Peak, I’m willing to lead a carefree life of freedom. Please grant me your legacy, senior!”
One cultivator after another established their Dao hearts beneath the stele.
Generally speaking, if a cultivator’s Dao heart was compatible with the wishes of this ancient Mighty Figure, the inheritance would descend.
Of course, there were all sorts of conditions to trigger an opportunity.
Some Conjoint Body Mighty Figures would bluntly state that cultivators were only qualified after they passed the wind and fire tribulations!
Before long, more than ten cultivators shouted one after another. However, there was still no reaction from the stone stele.
“Fellow Daoist, aren’t you coming over to give it a try?”
Some cultivators noticed Su Zimo and greeted him with cupped fists.
Su Zimo smiled and shook his head.
Apart from fighting against Di Yin, he had another motive for entering the Dao Inheritance Ground – he wanted to establish his Dao heart and search for a suitable legacy to inherit!
Although the legacy left behind by Mighty Figure Scarlet Peak was decent, it did not match his expectations.
“Let’s go and look for others,”
The group of cultivators dispersed quickly, leaving behind a skinny man who knelt motionlessly before the stone stele.
“Who is that? He was already kneeling here before we arrived.”
“I don’t know. I heard that he’s an itinerant cultivator who doesn’t belong to any sect. He seems to have knelt here for many years without leaving.”
“There is something wrong with that man as well. If he can’t get the approval of Mighty Figure Scarlet Peak, he can just change to another person. How can he be so stubborn?”
Many cultivators discussed.
Right then, the stele shook and dust fell!
A bedazzling beam of light burst forth from the gigantic stele and shot into the skies.
“The birth of a phenomenon!”
“Someone has inherited a legacy!”
Everyone stopped in their tracks and stared at the stele with their mouths agape.
Typically, phenomenons would appear if any legacies were inherited.
The skinny man was emotional as he reached out and placed his palm gently on the stone stele. Suddenly, he turned into a stream of light and disappeared into the stele!
This meant that the skinny man had obtained the acknowledgment of Mighty Figure Scarlet Peak and entered the stele to receive the inheritance!
Su Zimo nodded to himself.
This man had waited devotedly for many years. The fact that he was able to achieve such an outcome was a sign that his sincerity had bore fruits.