Chapter 365 - The Demonic-Cored Highness
Through his left eye, Qin Nan immediately discovered the force inside the three statues turning unstable, while a glowing barrier could be seen on top of the rumbling force that appeared to be the seal.
However, the seal seemed to be quite faint, as if it was going to be broken at any time soon.
“What’s going on?”
“F**k, don’t tell me she is trying to break the seal?”
“She’s mad, she’s absolutely mad!”
The cultivators were immersed in chaos.
Before the trial took place, the City Lord of Seaside City had warned them about the seal. Now that the Heavens and Earth were covered in the color of blood, with demonic Qi being unleashed, they could not help but feel terrified.
“Fellow cultivators, there is no need to panic.” Jiang Bilan said with a giggle, “Allow me to explain beforehand. Right at this place, a few hundred years ago, a cultivator with the name ‘Demonic-Cored Highness’ was flanked by the two Sacred Areas here as he had slaughtered many of their disciples. As he was suffering from severe injuries, in order to escape from the hunting of the two Sacred Areas, the Demonic-Cored Highness chose to seal himself, causing himself to fall into a deep sleep, forming this island.”
The crowd was dumbfounded hearing the words.
Who would have expected this island to be formed from a Martial Highness Realm expert?
Jiang Bilan continued, “Every year, when the Martial Ancestor Mystical Ground trial is held, there are only three winners allowed. These three winners will have the chance to rank up to the Martial Ancestor Realm. The truth is, this so-called benefit is actually a pill left by the Demonic-Cored Highness, known as the Three-Lined Ascension Pill. By consuming this pill, a peak Martial Emperor Realm cultivator will be able to level up to the Martial Ancestor Realm.”
“The reason that the Demonic-Cored Highness set this up was to attract the disciples of the two Sacred Areas and other rogue cultivators to compete here for the pills. As a result, the cultivation of the Martial Emperor Realm cultivators who were slain here would be absorbed by the island, so the Demonic-Cored Highness’s flesh could be reborn, allowing him to be revived.”
The crowd could not help but inhale deeply.
This Demonic-Cored Highness was cunning indeed; even the two Sacred Areas were not aware of his conspiracy.
That being said, they never doubted Jiang Bilan’s words. Even Qin Nan himself trusted them to be the truth. Since Jiang Bilan was from the Trading Alliance, she would know lots of secrets—she even knew some of the secrets regarding the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
“Then why are you still trying to break the seal; are you planning to revive the Demonic-Cored Highness?”
A rogue cultivator snapped.
“The seal is yet to be broken, but only a weak hint of the force remains. At least the seal will not be broken this year.” Jiang Bilan said while shaking her head, “The reason I broke most of the seal is because the demonic Qi here would come in handy!”
While speaking, she turned her palm around, and an ancient disk floated above it.
The disk felt like a galaxy, with pitch-black runes blending with each other, granting it an arcane power.
“Qin Nan, run!”
Princess Miao Miao’s face turned pale after seeing the disc, before she uttered a roar.
Jiao Shiyi and Xiao Feipeng appeared to have known the secrets all along, as they instantly made their moves.
Five green lights were emitted from Jiao Shiyi’s back, as a huge sword Martial Spirit appeared behind him. Immeasurable Sword Intent was fired from the Martial Spirit, which resulted in a mountain formed by Sword Intent crushing down onto Princess Miao Miao’s figure.
“Kun-peng Martial Spirit!”
Xiao Feipeng uttered a roar while six rays of green light flashed and appeared behind him. An ancient Kun-peng emerged behind him, which then soared into the sky and rapidly dived downward. Its sharp claws emitted a mystical glow as they clamped onto Qin Nan’s shoulder.
Even with Qin Nan’s outstanding flesh, his body was ferociously knocked into the ground and his movement hindered.
“Shit, it’s a trap!”
Qin Nan wore a troubled look.
He finally realized why he could defeat Xiao Feipeng and Jiao Shiyi with ease at the start. It seemed like they were only pretending to be weak to trick Qin Nan into letting his guard down, just to ambush Qin Nan when the time came to suppress his figure with their Martial Spirits.
Qin Nan uttered a raging roar. Forceful might burst out from his body like the eruption of a volcano, but he still failed to break himself free from the Kun-peng Martial Spirit.
“HAHA, Qin Nan, even though you are a peerless genius, there is no way you can escape from the suppression of my Kun-peng Martial Spirit. Be prepared to face death!”
A hideous smile appeared on Xiao Feipeng’s face.
“Demonic-Lined Heavenly Disk, absorb the demonic Qi at once!”
Jiang Bilan’s hand shuddered as a tremendous absorption force burst out from the ancient demonic disk, causing the demonic Qi filling the entire island to surge toward the disk and be devoured at a crazy speed. In the blink of an eye, the previously blood-colored island returned to normal after the demonic Qi was completely absorbed.
It was as if the ancient demonic disk had transformed into a peerless demon, as a brilliant glow was emitted from it, shaking the Heavens and Earth.
The crowd of rogue cultivators was astounded.
The aura from the disk alone was enough to bring utter terror to them.
A brilliant glow burst out from Qin Nan’s left eye, causing the burning flames on his body to grow stronger.
Even the Kun-peng Martial Spirit began to let out cries of agony while its figure trembled vigorously, as if the scorching flames were causing it great pain, prompting it to escape.
Xiao Feipeng was startled. It turned out that Qin Nan’s flesh was even more terrifying than he had expected.
“Fellow cultivators, please help us to suppress that little girl at once. The rewards I promised before are still valid!” Jiang Bilan blurted out, although she did not show any hint of being panicked.
The crowd of cultivators was slightly shocked. They did not expect the situation to be like this.
They could not help but hesitate on the spot. Qin Nan was a peerless genius after all; if he were to die by their hand, they would definitely end up facing the wrath of the Qinglong Sacred Area.
“Don’t worry, I, Jiang Bilan, swear to the Heavens that I will ensure your safety for the rest of your lives.”
Jiang Bilan spoke as if she was aware of the cultivators’ considerations.
“You have my thanks, Saintess!”
Nineteen rogue cultivators who were gathered around the dojo swiftly made up their minds without hesitating for too long. Following this, they immediately sprang toward Princess Miao Miao while executing their powerful blows.
The reward of three Emperor Weapons was too great of a temptation for them. They could not force themselves to reject the offer.
As a result, Jiao Shiyi was able to switch his focus onto suppressing Qin Nan, and commanded his Martial Spirit to descend onto his figure.
Qin Nan’s body, which was previously on the verge of breaking free, was crushed downward into the ground once again. The blazing armor on his body felt like it was going to break at any moment.
“Nine Heavens and Ten Grounds, the great demonic presence of the atavistic era, the huge heart-destroying formation with endless secrets…” Jiang Bilan held the ancient demonic disk in her hand and uttered a chant. As the chant continued to be uttered, it was as if the devil was being awakened from the disc.
Xiao Feipeng and Jiao Shiyi let out hollow laughs.
With the two cooperating, despite Qin Nan’s outstanding strength, there was no way he could break free from the suppression. Once Jiang Bilan’s formation was established, a peerless genius like Qin Nan would surely be eliminated today!
Jiao Zhe, who was battling against Zhao Fang, instinctively let out a sigh after witnessing the scene taking place before him.
Jiang Bilan was indeed a terrifying woman. He could not find a single loophole in her plans, as if she was able to consider every single possible accident that might happen to her plan.
Even Qin Nan would not be able to survive facing such a conspiracy.
Was Qin Nan doomed to be put to death this time?
Such a pity, such a pity.
“Dragon-Lined Golden Core that possesses secrets beyond the world; among the creations of Heavens and Earth, only I shall stand victorious until the very end!”
Qin Nan’s fiery hair instantly danced wildly, as an incredible force burst out from his suppressed figure.
Qin Nan opened his mouth and spat out his Dragon-Lined Golden Core.
At that instant, the battling cultivators, the two geniuses’ Martial Spirits, even the ancient demonic disk in Jiang Bilan’s hand turned dull when the Golden Core appeared, as if everything else had turned into the glows of fireflies, while the Golden Core had become the brightest star in the entire universe.
Xiao Feipeng and Jiao Shiyi were dumbfounded.
Meanwhile, a series of roars could be heard all of a sudden.
“Son of a bitch, let go of Senior Brother Qin Nan right now!”
The owners of the voices turned out to be Liang Kai and his companions.
 TL Note: A type of mystical beast in Chinese history - http://mythical-bestiary.wikia.com/wiki/Kun-Peng
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