Qin Yun chuckled and said, "Alright, alright, alright. I won't say anymore. I won't say anymore."
Xiao Xuanqin recalled the vulgarities the big men had spoken to Qin Yun. She felt a wave of shame and anger. At the same time, an indescribable complex emotion welled up in her heart.
(TL NOTE : YO YO!!!! AUNT!! THIS AIN'T ERO MANGA!!!)
Qin Yun looked around and carefully observed the hall. He said, "Is this the inside of the Tian Xiao imperial Tomb? There's nothing at all, did Xiao Yanglong moved everything away?"
"Of course not. Above the main hall, there is a door. That is the door that leads to the depths of the tomb." Xiao Xuanqin pointed ahead. There was only a wall and no door at all.
Qin Yun walked to Xiao Xuanqin's side and held her hand.
Xiao Xuanqin did not feel quite right and could not help but shake off Qin Yun's hand. Then, she walked quickly towards the golden wall.
Qin Yun thought that Xiao Xuanqin was angry and did not think too much about it. He followed behind her and arrived at the wall.
"Touch the wall with the key!" Xiao Xuanqin said to Qin Yun after she touched the wall and confirmed it.
Qin Yun took out the key and touched the golden wall.
"Clang! Clang! Clang!" A loud sound was heard coming from the stone wall. The huge golden bricks had all shrunk inward.
The stone wall shrunk by more than three meters and a staircase appeared on the ground.
"It's so dark down there. Do you want me to use my Shadow Power and let the two of us blend into the darkness? That way, we'll be safer." Qin Yun suddenly said after walking down the stairs.
Xiao Xuanqin fell silent for a moment before reaching out with her hand to clasp Qin Yun's fingers tightly. That strange feeling lingered in her heart once more. She could not understand why she was feeling this way.
She suppressed the chaotic thoughts in her mind and pulled Qin Yun carefully up and down the stairs.
Right now, they could be considered to have entered the true Tian Xiao Imperial Tomb. Earlier, the grand hall outside was mainly for the members of the Tian Xiao Royal Family to enter and worship.
"Aunt Xiao, is it possible for Xiao Yanglong to stay here?" Qin Yun asked softly.
"I don't know but it's never wrong for us to be a bit careful." Xiao Xuanqin softly replied: "You don't have to worry, I'm here."
Qin Yun curled his lips. He felt that if something unexpected happened, he might be able to react faster than Xiao Xuanqin.
The staircase was very long. It took them less than an hour to finish.
They finally arrived at the underground tomb chamber. It was a huge underground plaza and it was extremely spacious. The air was filled with an ancient aura. Waves of cold wind would occasionally blow over. It was very scary.
Xiao Xuanqin took out a light emitting stone and controlled it to fly in the sky, lighting up the entire underground square.
In the dim light, they could see that there were many large and small houses.
"The larger houses are the emperor's grave! The other people are all members of the Imperial Family, such as the Crown Prince's daughter who accidentally died or the imperial concubines." Xiao Xuanqin pointed to the large stone houses.
"Your Tian Xiao imperial tomb is so big. It seems to be even larger than our Tian Qin Palace." Qin Yun could clearly see the gigantic tomb beneath the ground. He was astounded.
Deep underground, the construction of such a huge palace was also a very vast project. The most powerful thing was that this underground palace was extremely sturdy. Even Martial Dao Realm people would not be able to break through it from the top. Only by using that key could one enter this place.
"Yes, it was also in recent times that I felt that the tomb of the Tian Xiao Empire was too powerful. This is not something that our Tian Xiao Empire could build." Xiao Xuanqin also let out a deep sigh.
Qin Yun wanted to let go of her hand and walk around but Xiao Xuanqin did not. On one hand, she did not want him to run around and on the other hand, she was worried that there were hidden enemies.
"Aunt Xiao, what's next? Where do we start? Are there really many treasures here that would accompany the corpse?" Qin Yun asked.
"Let's take a look at the grave of YueLan and YueMei's mother first!" Xiao Xuanqin replied: "This is also what YueLan asked me."
"Alright!" Qin Yun also recalled what Xie Qirou had told him about the possibility of reviving Xiao Yuelan's mother.
"I also sent Xiao Fei down that time. I remember she was over there!" Xiao Xuanqin pulled Qin Yun and quickly walked over. After walking for a few dozen meters, she stopped in front of a small stone house.
In front of the stone house, there was a tombstone with many words written on it. Qin Yun also saw two words, "Xu Jing". It was Xiao Yuelan's mother's name.
"It's here. Let's go in and take a look!" As Xiao XuanQin spoke, she opened the stone door, and a cold wind drifted out.
After entering, Qin Yun took out a glowing stone to illuminate the room. There was a jade coffin inside.
"I will use my mental force to open it!" Qin Yun hurriedly pulled Xiao Xuanqin to retreat, preventing her from approaching the jade coffin. He was worried that there would be danger.
Qin Yun used Imperial Spirit Technique and locked onto the lid of the jade coffin. Slowly, he moved the lid away.
Soon, the lid of the coffin was removed and there was nothing inside!
"Empty!" Qin Yun said in surprise, "Did Xiao Yanglong take it away?"
"Impossible. This stone house and the jade coffin have not been opened. How can they be empty?" Xiao Xuanqin was incomparably shocked and fear could be seen in her panicked eyes.
Qin Yun hurriedly pulled her out of the stone house and said, "Let's go take a look at the other jade coffins and see if the ones buried recently suffered the same fate!"
Xiao Xuanqin nodded before bringing Qin Yun to a stone house that was buried five years ago. It was the concubine of the previous Emperor of Tian Xiao.
They went in and opened the jade coffin. The corpse inside was also gone!
A chill immediately surged into Qin Yun and Xiao Xuanqin's hearts. They tightly held each other's hands. This was just too strange.
Next, they opened many coffins, including some of the empress and emperors' coffins. They were all empty!
"Well, the bodies are gone!" Qin Yun looked at the empty jade coffin and said with a smile, "Did they all go to play?"
Xiao Xuanqin's lily-white hands were covered in cold sweat. She already knew that this Tian Xiao Imperial Tomb was not that simple.
Qin Yun carefully examined the jade coffin and suddenly realized that there were inscriptions carved into the interior of the jade coffin. Amongst them were high-grade spatial spirit inscriptions. If one didn't look carefully, it would be difficult to notice and one would think that it was just finely designed jade.
"Auntie Xiao, did your empire make all these jade coffins?" Qin Yun asked hurriedly.
"I... I'm not too sure. I only remember that when I first came, I used a wooden coffin to send Xiao Fei over and then she was put inside a jade coffin. It seems like there was already a jade coffin here." Xiao Xuanqin frowned, thinking back to what happened that year, she then asked: "What's wrong? Did you find anything?"
"There are many spirit inscriptions on the jade coffin, including some spatial engravings but I don't know about the others because I can only see the bright lines and there should a lot of hidden lines."
Qin Yun controlled a glowing stone to float inside the jade coffin. It illuminated the transparent jade stone and sure enough, there were many spirit inscriptions on the inside.
"The body was teleported? What do they want these bodies for?" Xiao Xuanqin felt a chill down her spine and became even more frightened.
"I don't know! In short, there are many secrets concealed within the Tian Xiao Imperial Tomb. Maybe...maybe only Emperor of Tian Xiao would know but now that Xiao YangLong had caused Emperor to become delirious, he would not remember any of this secret." Qin Yun sighed. "Let's go up and bring Xiao Qiong's corpse over. We'll put it in the jade coffin to have a look."
Xiao Xuanqin nodded before heading up with Qin Yun. She was worried that Qin Yun would go up alone, so she did not dare to stay in this creepy tomb.
They quickly brought Xiao Qiong's corpse down and placed it in an empty stone room. This stone house was prepared for the dead and had never been used before.
They placed Xiao Qiong's corpse into the jade coffin, closed the lid and waited patiently by the side.
"The jade coffin does not contain any energy, so the energy should have been transported to the jade coffin through space. This is a very brilliant method of using spatial spirit marks."
Qin Yun said with a look of yearning, "Even in the Martial Desolate land, there seems to be no one who can use the spatial spirit inscriptions to such an extent. It seems like the secrets hidden in this mausoleum are far beyond our imagination."
"I just don't understand what they want to do with the bodies." Xiao Xuanqin was very doubtful about this.
"Bloodline or Martial Spirit, these are things that can be kept for a period of time after a person dies." Qin Yun said, "You said it earlier. Your Xiao family's bloodline is very powerful and can always awaken powerful martial spirits. Furthermore, you are naturally born with many spirit veins. This might be related to your ancestors."
Xiao Xuanqin nodded her head: "Looks like our Xiao Clan's ancestor came from an extremely mysterious place. He even built this mausoleum long ago! It's a pity that Xiao Yanglong, that bastard, managed to cause the Emperor to become half-dead. We have no way of knowing what happened here."
Suddenly, the jade coffin began to emit a powerful spatial ripple.
Qin Yun immediately controlled his mind and opened the coffin.
Xiao Qiong's corpse had indeed vanished!
"Aunty Xiao, do you want to.... shall we lie in there and try? " Qin Yun asked suddenly.
"No, what if we go somewhere else and don't come back?" Xiao Xuanqin hurriedly shook her head: "Don't think about this anymore, it's very dangerous."
"If we scout around again, we might discover something." Qin Yun could only give up on that idea.
Xiao Xuanqin nodded her head and said: "But we must be together, we cannot be separated. This way, if we encounter any other situations, we can also look out for each other."
Next, Xiao Xuanqin and Qin Yun traversed the stone houses, searching for clues.
Two days later, Xiao Xuanqin was tired and sat on a chair that Qin Yun had taken out.
After two days of scouting, they were certain that there was no danger here, so they didn't need to use the power of the Shadow.
"Nothing!" Xiao XuanQin sighed: "Why don't we go out!"
Qin Yun squatted on the ground and took out a square piece of beast skin. He drew the stone houses in the plaza on top of the beast skin and said, "I found something! The location of the stone houses here follows a certain pattern. I must confirm it now."