Chapter 209 - Nine Palaces Merging into One
An invisible force was emitted from the shaking palace, which encapsulated Qin Nan and Princess Miao Miao within it, and launched them toward the exit.
The original nine palaces began to shake vigorously, and with a loud bang, they all shattered into countless pitch-black pieces, which slowly combined in mid-air, forming a three hundred feet tall terrifying pagoda.
Qin Nan was utterly stunned.
He only picked up a Xiantian Weapon, how could it trigger such a tremendous change?
Princess Miao Miao’s face instantly reddened, “How could you be baited so easily, it was only a mere Xiantian Weapon! It’s over now, there is no way to discover the Nine Symbolic Words! Why did I choose to work together with you, you’re pissing me off, pissing me off…”
Qin Nan collected his thoughts after hearing her scolding and said with a hollow laugh, “What’s that got to do with me? I did ask you to tell me everything before we entered the Lin palace. What do you mean by the ‘Nine Symbolic Words’? If you didn’t hide it from me, why would it turn out like this?”
Princess Miao Miao’s tiny body trembled with rage, and spoke with a dull expression after a period of ten breaths’ time, “The Princess would not be fussed with you seeing that you could come in handy still. We must go to the Nine-floored Underworld Pagoda at once!”
“Nine-floored Underworld Pagoda? How is that linked to the Nine Underworld Palaces?”
Qin Nan did not budge, and asked in a cold tone, “You have yet to tell me the truth regarding the Nine Symbolic Words. If you don’t say it, I will not cooperate with you.”
There was something fishy, that Princess Miao Miao did not speak the truth. Although she had been helpful to him on several occasions, she had been a bully the rest of the time.
Now that she is asking for this favor, how could he be willing to help him facing her attitude?
Either way, Qin Nan would not miss this chance to teach Princess Miao Miao a lesson.
Princess Miao Miao was extremely furious at QIn Nan. She felt like reaching out her hand and slapping him to death, but was forced to withhold her anger for the sake of her plan, as she said forcingly, “Very well, have it your way! These Nine Symbolic Words consist of ‘Lin’, ‘Bing’, ‘Dou’, ‘Zhe’, ‘Jie’, ‘Zhen’, ‘Lie’, ‘Zai’, and ‘Qian’. Each word is a separate Emperor Weapon, which can form the Nine Symbolic Words Formation when combined together, with a power equivalent to a top-tier Dominator Weapon’s. Not only that, only when the nine words are collected can one discover the legendary tenth word!”
“Are these Nine Symbolic Words weapons really that terrifying?”
QIn Nan inhaled deeply. He finally understood why Princess Miao Miao was so mad. If it were him, he would go berserk too.
“The Nine Symbolic Words are already this powerful. How terrifying would the tenth word be?”
A sudden thought popped up in Qin Nan’s mind.
Princess Miao Miao let out a hollow laugh as if she could read Qin Nan’s mind, “The tenth word is incredibly powerful. According to the tales, one would be granted a strength enough to stir the Heavens and Earth upon finding this tenth word. However, before the previous nine words are discovered, there is no way you can find the legendary tenth word, ‘Zhan’!”
“The word ‘Zhan’?”
Princess Miao Miao’s words served as an incredible explosion in Qin Nan’s mind.
The word ‘Zhan’!
Qin Nan instantly came to a realization. His instinct strongly suggested that the rare behavior of his Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit was surely related to this legendary tenth word, ‘Zhan’!
“Let me be honest with you. The Tenth Word Hidden Treasures existed since long ago, which is only accessible once every ten years. Although we have now lost the chance to obtain the Nine Symbolic Words, there are still countless treasures in this pagoda. Let’s split the loot up fifty-fifty, what do you say?” Princess Miao Miao’s tone turned calm as if her rage was gone, treating Qin Nan like a true teammate.
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered.
He trusted her words, as there was no reason for her to lie to him this time.
Qin Nan nodded his head. Following this, Princess Miao Miao led the way as they ran straight to the Nine-floored Underworld Pagoda!
When Qin Nan arrived at the entrance to the Nine-floored Underworld Pagoda, he could acutely sense that its aura was completely different when compared to the Nine Underworld Palaces. It had an extra sense of a murderous aura, while emitting a faint ancient aura, which caused his heart to beat faster.
“Stay behind me!”
Princess Miao Miao shouted at Qin Nan, and guided him into the ground floor!
When Qin Nan entered the ground floor, his face instantly turned pale. He could see countless beasts appearing before him, which were all Emperor Realm beasts with the appearance of tigers, cows, worms, elephants, etc.; a mix of various species, a great number creating a terrifying wave of beasts.
Even Qin Nan felt himself to be miniscule before this wave of beasts as if he was going to be destroyed in a single breath’s time.
Princess Miao Miao uttered a raging cry, and her pair of small hands hurled forward, producing countless rays of light. Each ray transformed into a type of weapon and sprang forward.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
A series of rapid explosions could be heard, as over a hundred Beast Emperors were slain on this floor.
“With seven comes death, Seven Deadly Blade Formation!”
Princess Miao Miao’s figure began to rise into the air, as seven shocking Blade Auras appeared behind her, forming a huge Blade Formation which sprang forward covering the area before her, instantly crushing the Emperor Beasts like ants wherever it passed.
Qin Nan, who stood behind her, could not help but blow his lips. This was his first time witnessing her attacks. A Martial Ancestor Realm expert was far more powerful than he thought, capable of destroying a swarm of Martial Beasts with ease in just a short period of time.
“Hmm? Beast Cores?”
In the midst of his astonishment, he saw plenty of Beast Cores lying within the corpses in a perfect condition, leaving him speechless with joy on the spot.
“These are Emperor Beast Cores, what a fortune would it be if I collected them all?”
Qin Nan’s heartbeat went crazy, jumping out of control. He swung his Seven Deadly Sins and began to cleave the corpses on the ground, taking the Beast Cores from them.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
The entire ground floor of the pagoda was filled with endless explosions, as the Emperor Beasts began to fall to the ground one after another. However, there were too many of them, such that even Princess Miao Miao, who had reached the peak of Martial Ancestor Realm, gradually turned pale, and her breathing went out of rhythm.
As for Qin Nan who was behind her, he was not concerned with the situation of the battle and continued to loot the Beast Cores.
Princess Miao Miao shouted, but turned around after realizing that there was no reply, and almost fainted to the ground with the glimpse.
This asshole is busy collecting the Beast Cores!
While she was distracted, a few of the Emperor Beasts sprang forward with reddened eyes and collided with Princess Miao Miao’s body with a great impact.
Princess Miao Miao immediately set up her defense, but the impact was enough to knock her back over ten steps, and her face turned paler.
“Die, you motherf**kers!
Princess Miao Miao became enraged, and her slap shattered these Emperor Beasts into dust, while uttering a yell, “Qin Nan, go to the first floor now, these things won’t stop coming!”
At that instant, Qin Nan who was busy collecting the Beast Cores finally awakened, and saw the paleness on Princess Miao Miao’s face. Without any hesitation, he immediately sprang toward the entrance of the first floor at a fast speed.
Princess Miao Miao let out a sigh of relief and glanced toward the Emperor Beasts moving toward her in a surrounding fashion. With a cold grin, she snapped her finger and summoned a stalk of the Seven-colored Demonic Flower.
The flower was then pushed toward the swarm of Emperor Beasts as she turned around and entered the first floor, ignoring the series of explosions taking place behind her!
 TL Note: This is referring to the nine symbolic cuts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuji-kiri
The ‘letters’ here are translated directly using the Chinese pronunciations.
 TL Note: The word Zhan here is ‘battle’, which is related to the Divine Battle Spirit.