Columns of thick black smoke soaring into the sky looked like long dragons meandering on the horizon. Images sent to his eyes were all about ruins. It was the whole vast area of silence under his Soul Consciousness’ surveying.
The Northern Gem City situated next to the Northern Gem Mountain had no fluctuations of life. It seemed that everybody living in the city had died.
The Teleportation Formation he had built in a flank of a mountain in the Northern Gem Mountain wasn’t damaged, but there was no man of the Yang family here. The entire Northern Gem Mountain had fallen into silence and darkness. Apparently, a big change had happened here.
Floating above the Northern Gem Mountain, Shi Yan was worried, his eyes gloomy and serious. He continued to guide his Soul Consciousness around the area, then moved towards the Radiant God Cult.
Places where his Soul Consciousness glided above had no signs of mankind. The Spirit Temples of the Radiant God Cult were just ruins now. Many cities and manors had been burned into ashes.
The situation of the Radiant God Cult was strangely similar to the Endless Sea’s. This was a genocide war!
Cao Qiu Dao, Fan Xiang Yun, and the others also felt insecure. They were hovering in the sky, gathering their minds to observe everywhere. Their complexion darkened. The hope they just had developed seemed to be dragged out of their hearts little by little.
However, the clansmen of the Corpse Clan including Corpse Mount and Corpse Sea acted as if they didn’t see the miseries around. They kneeled down and bowed towards the general direction of the Ancient Corpse Tomb, as though their God and their belief were there.
Shi Yan’s Soul Consciousness moved quickly. After a while, he descended on a mountain of the Northern Gem Mountain. His face was grim as he took a cold breath. "The event happening in the Endless Sea also takes place in the Divine Great Land. Perhaps the situation here is more severe than in the Endless Sea."
Cao Qiu Dao was stupefied. He sighed and then nodded.
"You guys should make up your mind. I haven’t destroyed the Teleportation Formation in the Cold Wind Island. If you want to go back now, I can take you there." Shi Yan’s face was ice cold. He didn’t want to conceal anymore. "As far as I am concerned, the Divine Great Land’s now more dangerous. If you stay here, I’m not sure what would happen."
"We need to discuss," Cao Qiu Dao didn’t decide immediately. He pondered, then muttered to Fan Xiang Yun and the others. "We need to discuss. Whether leaving or staying, we need to decide quickly."
"I’ll go and check for a while. You guys stay here and make up your mind." Shi Yan frowned. Abruptly, he flew towards the Spirit Treasure Sect. Shortly, he was in the adjacent area between the Spirit Treasure Sect and the Northern Gem Mountain. Shi Yan urged his Soul Consciousness to sense the Wonderful Stone City.
A deadly silent area!
Shi Yan discolored in fright. The surprise in his heart swelled bigger. From deep inside his soul, an anxious, frightful feeling arose.
What had happened?
The Radiant God Cult and the Spirit Treasure Sect were both destroyed. Why had such strong ancient factions collapsed, and their main gates struck down?
He had stayed in the Endless Sea for only one year. It was a short period. However, the Divine Great Land seemed to have an earth-shaking calamity. Everything had changed, and only one thing remained; the sun, the moon, and the stars were still shining together in the sky.
Due to the change of heaven and earth, the powers of his martial spirits had been increased rapidly, which made him feel lucky. However, looking at the phenomenon in the sky, he only felt chilled.
Was it the sign of an apocalypse? Was it the sign that mankind was about to be destroyed and replaced?
With a stupefied complexion, he suddenly felt lost. He returned to the Northern Gem Mountain in a daze.
"We had decided to stay," Cao Qiu Dao said determinedly. "The Dark Clan and the Demon Clan are slaughtering the entire Endless Sea. Once we go back, we’ll become the biggest targets. Although we don’t know what has happened in the Divine Great Land, at least we haven’t met any enemy yet. Perhaps, we won’t become the main targets…"
At this moment, Shi Yan felt really distressed. He didn’t think much and just said deliberately. "If you want to stay, just stay. As things have accelerated to this point, I have no means to support you much. I’ve said that you guys could be members of the Yang family. Forget it, we shall separate from here."
"We know nothing about this place," Cao Zhi Lan sighed piteously.
"Before this event, I had known something about this place. But at this moment, you and I are the same." Shi Yan beamed a forced smile, waving his hand. "From now on, you should find your way to survive. I actually have no way to help you furthermore."
He was really twitchy.
The calamity that happened to the Radiant God Cult told him that something really terrible had happened throughout the Divine Great Land. Nobody remained in this area. Even if he wanted to ask for information, he couldn’t find anyone.
He couldn’t guess whether his family in the Yang family and the Shi family were still alive or dead, which put him deep into sorrow.
"As far as I’ve known, your Yang family’s Immortal Blood has magical effects. It can even sense the existence of the opponents and what will happen in the future…" Cao Qiu Dao’s eyes sparkled with strange light, talking to him with a soft tone.
Shi Yan’s eyes brightened.
It was true! The Immortal Blood did have magical effects!
"You guys should take a rest." Shi Yan’s face was moved. He found a cave and sat down cross-legged. He used his mind to control the Immortal Rebirth Secret to condense the Immortal Blood. Then, he could use the secret technique to predict.
A ruby drop of Immortal Blood turned into scarlet mist under his power.
Flows of pure energy rumblingly poured into the scarlet mist. His soul and Soul consciousness started to change and cooperate with the red mist. He was using the obsessiveness in his mind to call for one person, using his thought to sense him.
An immense light glowed inside the scarlet mist, turning into a hazy mirror. An image slowly appeared in it– Yang Zhuo.
Yang Zhuo’s shadow became clearer; he was in a desolate jungle. The big trees there seemed to wither. The flora there was tall and strong, jutting from the greenish-gray ground. Thick grass was reaching around people’s waist.
Shi Yan could see the vague images of some persons standing next to Yang Zhuo. With a close look, he could recognize them. They were Yang Mu, Yang Xue, Shi Jian, and the other seniors of the Shi family. Many people were gathering and discussing something. It gave Shi Yan a severe and solemn feeling.
Shi Yan was struck. He poured more soul power into the red mist to expand it.
Abruptly, the red mist projected more shadows, all of them being vague. Shi Yan couldn’t see their original appearances. However, from their shapes, he knew they were all humans.
Switching his view, he recognized many shadows moving in that vast jungle. He didn’t know how many people were gathering there.
A beam of light shot out from the jungle, piercing through the red mist in front of him. His fog dispersed.
The effect of the Immortal Blood was over at this moment. Shi Yan’s soul and spirit were exhausted, and He woke up.
Cao Qiu Dao and his team could feel the energy moving in this area. They wanted to get closer, but the War Devil had stopped them. Cao Qiu Dao got it. As the War Devil had stopped them, they didn’t try to barge in, just waiting at their spots.
Inside the cave, Shi Yan took the Soul Gathering Pearl out of the Storage Ring. Watching the fine fibers moving inside the black pearl, he felt happy. Putting the Soul Gathering Pearl at his glabella, Shi Yan used his Sea of Consciousness to draw that pure soul energy bit by bit.
After half a minute, he got up. His spirit was high, and the anxiety on his face was washed away.
"How was it?" Cao Qiu Dao saw him walking out, so he hurried to greet him, his face longing.
"They’re okay. They have moved to a place we don’t know. Not only the Radiant God Cult, but also the hotshots of the other factions are there," Shi Yan talked about the vague images he had seen. "I think, the seven ancient factions of the Divine Great Land have joined hands. They are gathering at the same place to counter the strong enemies. As long as we can find their location, you guys can go there, too."
As Cao Qiu Dao heard him say so, his spirit was lifted up.
"You guys…" Shi Yan was hesitant, looking at the members of the Corpse Clan standing far from him.
"We want to go to the Ancient Corpse Tomb," Corpse Mount and Corpse Sea replied him without any hesitation.
Cao Qiu Dao’s face was dark and cold while a brutal light sparkled in his eyes.
Shi Yan squinted, looking at him coldly before he talked to Corpse Mount and Corpse Sea. "You guys can leave now. I hope when we meet again, you still know who I am…"
Corpse Mount and Corpse Sea answered him in unison. Then, they used the special etiquette of the Corpse Clan to bid him farewell. The two Corpse Kings led their clansmen strolling towards the Ancient Corpse Tomb.
Shi Yan looked at them leaving, his face odd, sad, and mournful.
"You should kill them!" Cao Qiu Dao said with a cold tone. "They are all pagans. Sooner or later, they will become your enemies! Corpse Mount and Corpse Sea have unpredictably huge potential. If they get to the Ancient Corpse Tomb, their powers would skyrocket. Perhaps, they will become the future leaders of the Corpse Clan. Your deed shows that you are irresponsible towards the entire mankind!"
"It’s okay," Shi Yan shrugged. "According to my experience, sometimes, the pagan tribes are more trustworthy."
Cao Qiu Dao was surprised, looking at him dazedly without saying anything.
"What should we do now?" Fan Xiang Yun asked, "How do we know the gathering spot of humans in the Divine Great Land? Shi Yan, do you have any clue?"
"I have no idea at this moment," Shi Yan shook his head. But, suddenly, he smiled. "You guys should stay here first. For a short period at least, this place should be safe enough. I want to go out to find someone and ask for the current situation."
"Who are you looking for?"
"Anybody. As long as it’s a living creature, I can use my soul to contact them. Even if it is a pagan, as long as it’s alive, it should know what had happened in the Divine Great Land."
"Alright. You guys should be more careful. I’m going to block the Teleportation Formation here. Don’t worry. No one can get here from the Endless Sea through this formation. You just need to watch over the situation around here."
Cao Qiu Dao’s group listened to him. They nodded silently, and they didn’t ask to go with him.
Shi Yan didn’t say any more nonsense. He advised them and then flew towards the Spirit Treasure Sect.
He could confirm that the calamity happened in the Divine Great Land is related to the alien tribes here. The Dark Spirit Clan and the Ghost Mark Clan must have had a part in this. About the Corpse Clan, he didn’t dare to confirm.
The Spirit Treasure Sect had the Shady Firmament Old Mound, the gathering spot of the Ghost Mark Clan. Going in that direction, he could find something as long as he was careful.