Chapter 469 - The Reaper’s Platform
Princess Miao Miao, the Longhu Dominator Beast, Zhao Fang, and Sima Kong’s eyes were spitting fire while their figures trembled in rage, their auras on the verge of exploding.
Even Gong Yang’s eyes were thoroughly filled with an icy look that had never been seen from him before!
This Death’s Servant still dared to act so scornfully despite being punished by the spirit of the Ocean of Death!
“Calm down lads, we must calm down!” Gong Yang took a few deep breaths to withhold his anger, “We can’t act on impulse now. We are still in the trial, thus we won’t be able to resist Death’s Servant’s authority and cultivation! I must head to the Reaper’s Platform now. Otherwise, when Qin Nan returns, he won’t be able to handle it by himself!”
When Qin Nan returns!
It was as if the four words possessed some sort of magic, penetrating the hearts of Princess Miao Miao and the others.
What Gong Yang said was right—Qin Nan would return, and we must wait until then!
Princess Miao Miao glanced at the huge Mengpo River, and no matter how she tried to look into it, she could not find Qin Nan’s figure, resulting in a piercing pain in her heart. She unconsciously clenched her fists and said in a dull tone, “Let’s go!”
Gong Yang and the rest nodded their heads. Following this, five figures swiftly crossed the Underworld Bridge!
The Underworld Bridge was incredibly mysterious. It took Xiao Zhonghuang, Peak Leader Yang’s crew, and even Princess Miao Miao’s group an hour just to cross it.
Xiao Zhonghuang, Peak Leader Yang, and his crew wore mocking grins on their faces after seeing the arrival of Princess Miao Miao’s group without saying anything.
Since Qin Nan had already fallen into the Mengpo River, the outcome was determined. There was no need to mock their opponents any further!
After the trial at the Reaper’s Platform, after dealing with Sacred Leader Qinglong, they would have plenty of time to deal with the remaining idiots!
“Xiao Zhonghuang was first to cross the bridge, thus he will be granted the Dao Liquid!”
Death’s Servant licked his lips staring at Princess Miao Miao, Gong Yang, and the others, before he waved his hand, causing a drop of mystical purple liquid to descend onto Xiao Zhonghuang’s forehead.
At that instant, the drop of liquid emitted a magical glow and transformed into a purple flame engraved on his forehead.
Xiao Zhonghuang’s figure shuddered violently while his aura grew stronger at that instant, which turned slightly obscure in the process.
“It’s time to head to the Reaper’s Platform!”
A hint of excitement and passion could be seen from the eyes of Death’s Servant. I’ve been waiting a long time for today, and it has finally come.
He then brought the crowd with him with a flick of his sleeves, tearing the space apart!
...Outside the Ocean of Death, the place where the people of the two Sacred Areas were waiting...
Due to the rare occurrence taking place on the Ocean of Death, the crowd’s focus was fully attracted, causing them to stare at it as they were afraid of missing out on any details.
Judging from the time elapsed, the Reaper’s Platform should be appearing soon!
Without any sign, a shocking explosion took place on the wide surface of the pitch-black ocean, forming a black hole with a circumference of ten li on the ocean. The water of the ocean was sucked into the sky and poured down like a heavy rain continuously.
The sudden occurrence caused the the eyes of the entire crowd—including Progenitor Wen Dao’s—to glisten!
The Reaper’s Platform was finally appearing!
Whoosh Whoosh Whoosh!
Many figures suddenly descended to surround the black hole.
Each figure was ten zhang tall, thoroughly pitch-black in color with ferocious-looking appearances and wings on their backs. Their appearance was similar to the demons mentioned in ancient legends. There were a total of fifty demons surrounding the place, with their hands placed together. Their hideous faces were filled with a hint of seriousness.
Buzz Buzz Buzz.
It was as if these demons had awakened, as they uttered chants in a dull tone.
The chants were not loud, but they possessed a magical force that spread into the surroundings, causing the crowd to feel an urge to bow down and worship.
At that instant, it was as if they had turned into civilians who were about to welcome their king’s arrival!
Progenitor Wen Dao let out a harrumph, causing the hearts of the crowd to shudder. The previous urge to bow down and worship completely vanished.
A tremendous light beam was fired from the black hole, penetrating the clouds and the sky.
Following this, the light beam disappeared all of a sudden. A huge platform could be seen emerging from the black hole.
The platform had the shape of a square, with an area of eight li and a height of a hundred zhang, covered in a pitch-black color. A strong aura of death was emitted from it.
The platform was split into east, south, west, and north; four different directions, each with nine hundred and ninety-nine steps. After ascending the steps, one would arrive at the center of the platform.
In the center of the platform stood a seventy zhang tall and ten zhang wide pitch-black pillar.
At the top of the pillar lay an ancient crystal coffin, which was emitting a gentle glow, as if it had existed since long ago!
At that instant, the crowd, including Progenitor Wen Dao, lost their thoughts staring at the crystal coffin.
The Ocean of Death—rumors said that it was formed when the Death Emperor died. Until now, the Reaper’s Platform had only appeared just over ten times, and each time, the crowd spectating the trial would unconsciously think about the rumors of the crystal coffin.
It was said that inside the crystal coffin lay the Death Emperor’s corpse!
It was said that the Death Emperor was in fact in a deep sleep. Therefore, the reason that the trial of the Reaper’s Platform focused on the participants’ Martial Skill Talent was to find someone capable of awakening the Death Emperor, so that he could be revived!
That being said, it was only a mere rumor. Even Progenitor Wen Dao, or the Trading Alliance of the Eastern Continent, were clueless if the rumors were stating the truth.
“Look, it’s Xiao Zhonghuang!”
“Peak Leader Yang and the others too!”
“Senior Brother Xiao’s aura has grown stronger!”
At that instant, the crowd of rogue cultivators collected their thoughts and glanced at the people appearing on the platform.
Progenitor Wen Dao, Sacred Leader Feiyang, and Tang Qingshan’s crew immediately glanced at the platform too.
They were more concerned with one thing: What exactly happened to Qin Nan in the second trial!?
With a glimpse, everyone was stunned. After taking a closer look, a satisfied grin appeared on the faces of Progenitor Wen Dao and Sacred Leader Feiyang.
Meanwhile, Tang Qingshan and his crew were astonished.
The crowd immediately discovered something to be out of place too, causing them to inhale deeply.
“Qin Nan is not here!”
There was only one explanation to his absence. On the Underworld Bridge during the second trial… Qin Nan had been killed!
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