Chapter 667 - The Mysterious Figure, the Shattering of the Barrier
...Meanwhile, outside the Crimson Blood Ocean...
Several figures were floating above the barrier of the Crimson Blood Ocean.
These figures were the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise, the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird, Zhou Bihua, Elder Yin, Elder Yang and Elder Yue of the Wendao Elders, the Supreme Elder and the Vice-Leader of the Trading Alliance, and the Supreme Elder and the Vice-Leader of the Wanxiang Pavilion. A total of ten Martial Sacred Realm experts had gathered here, which was considered a fourth of the overall strength of the Four Great Factions.
That being said, they were here personally to escort the geniuses of their factions.
In simple words, no matter who ended up acquiring the succession, these Martial Sacred Realm experts would definitely target the successor. Even if the successor managed to survive, the succession would most likely be stolen.
This had happened several times in the past, thus this was the reason why the experts were here to escort their geniuses instead.
Secondly, another reason why this many authorities were here was that the succession of the Crimson Blood Ocean was extremely mysterious, thus the people of the Four Great Factions were keen to witness it with their own eyes.
"The barrier is cracking!"
Zhou Bihua said as his silver hair danced wildly to the wind, placing him in the limelight.
The eyes of the authorities glittered as they gathered the Martial Sacred force within their bodies.
The moment the barrier was gone, they would proceed straight to the Ancient Battlefield.
...Meanwhile, in the Crimson Blood Ocean, Ancient Battlefield...
The entire place fell into complete silence, apart from the giant thunderous sword that floated in the air while buzzing.
After a prolonged period, the cultivators finally collected their thoughts and exclaimed in astonishment.
"Terrifying! This is too scary!"
"If he manages to overcome the Tribulation, the Eastern Continent is going to have another terrifying authority!"
"More than that! I believe he must at least have a ninth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit or above. Otherwise, how did he even achieve that! He could surely rank up to the Martial Progenitor Realm in the future!"
Qin Nan's eyes flickered with excitement as he collected his thoughts.
He was quite familiar with the rare phenomenon of the Tribulation.
As everyone knew, when one's cultivation continued to rank up, the Tribulation triggered at each tier was more powerful than the previous tiers. The difficulty of the Tribulation was determined through the size of the stormy cloud, but when one's Martial Skills, Martial Spirit, etc. were extremely outstanding, the Tribulation would transform into rare phenomenons!
For example, the Tribulation would take the shape of sabers, swords, spears, etc. in order to kill the cultivator!
"I guess I'll have to think of it another way. If Senior Tang Qingshan and the Peak Leaders are able to overcome the Tribulation, that would add four Martial Sacred Realm experts to our side! Therefore, even if the people of the Dao-Seeking Mountain arrived, it doesn't necessarily mean we are dead for sure…"
Qin Nan's heart began to race.
Once they overcame the Tribulation successfully, he would no longer need to hide his identity in the Eastern Continent any longer!
Meanwhile, at the altar situated on top of the stairs between the two palaces, a black glow was emitted from it, which gradually turned into an elderly illusionary figure.
The entry of the figure grabbed the attention of the crowd as if she were casting a spell onto them.
Even the Tribulation appeared to be less significant before her.
The guardian spirit collected its thoughts and approached the figure, before half kneeling in front of her. Its eyes were filled with respect.
At that instant, everyone including Qin Nan was shocked.
Who exactly was the mysterious figure on the altar, such that even the guardian spirit was treating her with utmost respect?
Following this, a name crossed the crowd's minds.
The Heavenly Fortune Talisman!
Since the successions of the two Martial Progenitors had been taken, the Heavenly Fortune Talisman was the only thing that remained!
Could this mysterious figure somehow be related to the Heavenly Fortune Talisman?
"Juniors of the Eastern Continent." The illusionary figure on the altar spoke with a hoarse voice.
As she spoke, a terrifying force swept the place rapidly, causing the rare phenomenon of the Tribulation and the roars of thunder to become silent, as if the four cultivators who were undergoing the Tribulation were now separated from the Ancient Battlefield.
"These four have acquired the successions of the Crimson Blood Progenitor and the Disordered Ocean Progenitor," The illusionary figure said, "However, there's someone I'm looking for among you. Therefore, I've left some extra things as your reward.
"Although the two successions were taken, the will of those Martial Progenitors are still here, and it will be included in the reward. The one who succeeds in the trial will obtain the support of their wills."
Following her words, two tremendous auras appeared and formed into two figures.
The two figures were magnificent and imperious. Even though only their wills were left, the aura of the Martial Progenitor Realm completely outmatched the Martial Sacred Realm.
The will of the Crimson Blood Progenitor and the Disordered Ocean Progenitor!
Qin Nan's heart skipped a beat.
Judging from the auras, their presences were similar to the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird's Primordial Spirit from before, which consisted of its remaining force after it had been severely injured.
Despite that...it was still the will of two Martial Progenitors!
No matter how faint or weak it was now, it was still extremely powerful!
The future of the person receiving their support would be unimaginable!
"Apart from their wills, I believe that the thing that most of you from the Eastern Continent would like would be this talisman." The illusionary figure raised her left hand, as a talisman slowly appeared from it.
The talisman was square-shaped and was the size of a palm.
In the middle of it were golden runes that looked like dragons and serpents intertwining with one another. It looked like the Eight Trigrams when someone looked at it the first time. The second time, it resembled the Yin Yang symbol. The third time, it resembled the five elements. It seemed to be transforming continuously, thus making it mysterious and obscure!
This was the Heavenly Fortune Talisman!
The talisman that would grant a chance to enter the legendary top forbidden area—the Heavenly Fortune Path!
It was said that the people who entered the Heavenly Fortune Path had a chance to alter their destinies, allowing them to reach the Martial Monarch Realm in the future!
At that moment, the eyes of the crowd turned fiery.
The wills of the two progenitors were extremely precious, as they would be quite helpful to one's cultivation. However, it was nothing when compared to the Heavenly Fortune Talisman. It was an opportunity to achieve the Martial Monarch Realm!
How magnificent would it be to become a Martial Monarch?
The thought alone was enough to drive people crazy!
Meanwhile, the barrier encapsulating the Crimson Blood Ocean shattered into pieces following a soft crack.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
The auras of several Martial Sacred Realm experts descended from above like an enraged troop.
The authorities including the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise had arrived!