Chapter 212 - The Search Which Took a Thousand Years
One could not see the facial features of the nine figures clearly, but could feel an indescribable imperious pressure from their bodies.
As soon as they appeared, the Nine-floored Underworld Pagoda finally displayed its outstandingness, as its walls and floors began to emit golden runes, which produced a terrifying force.
The entire pagoda was no longer pitch-black, but shining in a bright glow, like a godly pagoda!
“The Weapon Spirits of the Nine Symbolic Words!”
Both Princess Miao Miao and the Longhu Ancestor Beast were utterly astonished.
At that instant, even with their cultivations of the Martial Ancestor Realm, they could feel themselves being suppressed by these nine figures.
Qin Nan was startled.
Are these nine terrifying presences really the Weapon Spirits of the Nine Symbolic Words?
“Nine Symbolic Words, pleased to meet you!” Princess Miao Miao swiftly regained her thoughts, whose body emitted a mysterious force as she said, “There is something I seek from you. If you are willing to give it to me, in a hundred years time, I will help you all evolve into Dominator Weapons!”
The Nine Symbolic Words, each word represented a weapon with the grade of an Emperor Weapon.
An Emperor Weapon was extraordinary enough, but Princess Miao Miao dared to boast to help them to evolve into Dominator Weapons.
Qin Nan’s expression was slightly troubled.
It was his first time seeing such a serious attitude from Princess Miao Miao.
What could the thing she is seeking be, to be willing to offer such a great benefit?
Qin Nan then recollected the desire shown from Princess Miao Miao’s reaction when she was trying to retrieve the treasure, and instantly realized that the content within that wooden box must be incredibly important to her.
“Haha, what a joke, evolving into Dominator Weapons?”
The Longhu Ancestor Beast glanced disdainfully at her and said, “It seems like you have no clue where these Nine Symbolic Words came from. It was said that these Nine Symbolic Words are linked to a shocking secret. Although the secret remains a mystery, their presences were surely beyond the grade of Dominator Weapons a long time ago. If not, why would I be interested in them?”
Princess Miao Miao snapped, as a terrifying force was awakened within her body!
The Longhu Ancestor Beast’s face turned pale, who felt like rebuking, but found itself unable to speak.
Meanwhile, the nine figures began to speak at the same time, staking their voices together. The voice echoed within the Nine-floored Underworld Pagoda, giving them an indescribable mysterious feeling, “Our existence is to find a successor to inherit a destiny! By becoming a successor, one can obtain everything here, including the Nine Symbolic Words!”
“How can I become a successor?”
Princess Miao Miao’s eyes remained calm, but the mysterious force within her body was awakening at a rapid speed, with no sign of stopping.
“You three will be given a trial.” The Nine Symbolic Words spoke together, “Only one will stand victorious in this trial, and the other two will face eternal death. Are you three willing to partake in the trial?”
“Haha, that’s a must!”
The Longhu Ancestor Beast’s eyes flickered after hearing the words, “I possess the blood of Atavistic Heavenly Dragon and Heaven-shocking Thunderous Tiger, an imperious noble! I will surely win in this trial!”
Qin Nan frowned.
He was not interested in this trial. He was most concerned with the reason behind the strange behavior of his Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit!
“What kind of trial? I must obtain the thing I seek for. If you are unwilling to give it to me, I shall fight!”
Beyond everyone’s expectations, at that instant, Princess Miao Miao suddenly uttered a lengthened roar, as a mysterious force burst out from her body.
The tiny body of hers with the appearance of a twelve-year-old began to rapidly grow, turning into a teenage girl.
She had a tall physique, long hair that looked like waterfalls, a fair skin tone, and attractive facial features. The mystical long dress she always wore transformed into a long golden silk dress tightly covering her body, presenting her outstanding curves, while emitting a shocking aura.
At that instant, it was as if she had turned into a princess of a powerful empire, accompanied by a brilliant aura, worshipped by her people.
Qin Nan was stunned, as he never expected the immature-looking Princess Miao Miao to suddenly grow one day, along with wearing a golden long dress and being exceedingly beautiful.
Longhu Ancestor Beast was dumbfounded. How did the little girl he fought against a moment ago turn into such a gorgeous lady? Even his heart began to beat rapidly.
Princess Miao Miao waved her hand, summoning a mystical sign which fired projectiles at the Nine Symbolic Words.
Ordinary people would feel the attack to be nothing unusual, unable to understand the power within the force.
“Why would you torture yourself? You were already injured before. Using your primary force will only worsen your injuries. By then, even the Heaven-shattering Life-Sustaining Ointment would be unable to fully heal you…” The Nine Symbolic Words let out a sigh facing the terrifying attack.
Following it, the nine figures reached out their hands and grasped at the air.
It seems like everything was swallowed by the void, turning into nothing.
Princess Miao Miao’s tall figure shuddered violently, as if she was struck by a type of powerful ancient blow, leaving a trace of overflowing blood at the edge of her mouth, resulting in a totally different appearance than her previous Princess look; she was now in a weakened state, one where anyone would feel like protecting her.
“Nine Symbolic Words, in any case, I have to obtain this Heaven-shattering Life Sustaining Ointment. Even if it means I have to sacrifice all I have…” Princess Miao Miao rubbed the trail of blood on her face, as a firm determination could be seen from her eyes.
She reached out both of her hands once again with the intention to summon more mystical signs with her primary force, but she suddenly suffered a mysterious sealing force within her, causing her figure to shudder violently, and spurt out a mouthful of blood.
“Nine Symbolic Words, why are you sealing my force? I must defeat you today!”
Princess Miao Miao raised her hand and continued to summon mystical signs, but kept on triggering the force of the seal, causing her to suffer one internal impact after another, spurting mouthfuls of purple-colored blood onto the ground, which transformed into countless flowers emitting a pleasant scent.
She tried ten times in a row, but still failed to overcome the sealing force within her body.
“Nine Symbolic Words, your strength is beyond my expectation. It seems like I have underestimated you.” Princess Miao Miao rubbed the blood on her face and wore a firm expression, “If that’s the case, I will participate in the trial. Either way, I must obtain the Heaven-shattering Life Sustaining Ointment!”
Her entire aura instantly changed and she became cold like an iceberg, as if she was secluded from the world.
There was only one single thought in her mind; She must obtain the Heaven-shattering Life Sustaining Ointment!
“Why torture yourself…”
The nine Weapon Spirits let out a sigh at the same time without saying anything further. They then glanced toward Qin Nan and said, “So you are Qin Nan?”
Qin Nan instantly recovered from the shock and glanced at the unfamiliar icy Princess Miao Miao and let out a sigh in his heart, before saying in a serious tone, “I am. Allow me to ask: I was faintly summoned here to the Tenth Word Hidden Treasures. Is there any reason behind it?”
The Longhu Ancestor Beast stared with his eyes open wide after hearing this, “How is that possible? How could a mere ordinary Xiantian Realm cultivator be summoned here? Are you trying to trick me by taking advantage of my young age? Even I, the descendant of Heavenly Dragon and Thunderous Tiger, such a noble presence, was not summoned…”
The words from the Nine Symbolic Words served as a huge blow to the Longhu Ancestor Beast.
Princess Miao Miao on the other side of the floor gave Qin Nan an expressionless glimpse after hearing this.
“Us Nine Symbolic Words have been traveling around the continent to find a successor. However, a thousand years ago, a godly object descended from above. Since then, we have been following its orders to search for you while we are searching for a successor.” The Nine Symbolic Words exclaimed, “Not long ago, the godly object sensed your presence and ordered us to specifically summon you using the Hidden Tenth Word Treasure.”
The Longhu Ancestor Beast was startled. Even the icy Princess Miao Miao wore an astounded expression.
What kind of terrifying presence was able to give orders to the Weapon Spirits of the Nine Symbolic Words to specifically search for Qin Nan?
Most importantly, why was this terrifying object looking for Qin Nan since a thousand years ago?
The Nine Symbolic Words continued to speak, “Now that you are here, we have fulfilled the order. It is time for you to reclaim its possession!”
With a flash of light, a unique white wooden box landed from above into the hands of Qin Nan.
Qin Nan stared at the white wooden box with a blank expression. All of a sudden, not only his eyes, but his entire body began to feel a burning sensation.
His blood began to boil and his heart beat in a rapid fashion.
Deep within his soul, he could feel a complicated mix of emotions: a sense of excitement, nostalgia, surprise.
A strong intent could be felt from his instincts, urging him to immediately open this white wooden box!
“What are you? Why are you looking for me for a thousand years…”
Qin Nan’s eyes were filled with a blank expression as he reached out his hand to open the white wooden box.