Chapter 882 - Advice from the Deceased
"Senior, what is the Tribulation of Three Lifetimes?"
Qin Nan frowned and asked subconsciously.
He had heard the term 'Tribulation of Three Lifetimes' before, which was somehow related to the copper mirror and the golden seal. However, he did not expect the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch would lose his ground over it.
After releasing his anger, the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch waved his hand with a troubled expression, "For that, I can't tell you now. You have to investigate it yourself once you've achieved the Martial Monarch Realm. Sigh…"
Saying this, he could not help but utter a sigh. If he had managed to find the Tribulation of Three Lifetimes, perhaps he would be taking a different path right now? Too bad for him, the Heavens had decided that he was not fated enough to meet her.
"The Martial Monarch Realm? Again?"
Qin Nan raised his eyebrows.
Why did he need to achieve the Martial Monarch Realm before knowing the secrets of the Canglan Continent, the secrets behind the person whom the Dragon Emperor Clan was looking for, and now this Tribulation of Three Lifetimes?
"Mm? Looks like someone did remind you about that." The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch glanced at him and calmly said, "Even though there is nothing I'm afraid of, I'm helpless in this matter. The secrets and origin of the Canglan Continent are way more terrifying than what you can imagine. It might even topple your whole understanding of it. Therefore, those who have achieved the Martial Monarch Realm were forced to sign a deal."
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch continued after a slight hesitation, "After signing the deal, we are not allowed to tell anyone below the Martial Monarch Realm about it. Otherwise, our existence would be erased. After all, only those who have achieved the Martial Monarch Realm could be considered the true experts of the Canglan Continent, granting them the right to know something…"
"So that was why!" Qin Nan's eyes flickered with astonishment.
In the meantime, he was getting more curious about the truth. What would it be that all experts above the Martial Monarch Realm were forced to sign a deal for it?
"Forget it, there's no point thinking about it now. Once I reach the Martial Monarch Realm, I'll know everything."
Qin Nan murmured and withdrew his thoughts.
"Alright, kid, let's not waste any time further. Let's get down to business." The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch's lips curled upward as he said, "Now that you can be considered as half of my successor, I must tell you that this mysterious crystal case that you've just found Is not exactly the true treasure. It can only be considered as the weakest artifact among my collection…"
Qin Nan opened his eyes wide upon hearing this.
The thing that he had risked his life and tried so hard to keep was not actually the Heaven-Shattering Treasure?
"What was that reaction?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch rolled his eyes and said in a proud tone, "Who do you think I am? Apart from her, none of the geniuses eight thousand years ago were comparable to me! Therefore, why would I let my treasure be acquired so easily? However, don't you worry, once you've found all three pieces of the map, it will lead you to the location of the true treasure!"
"Three pieces of a map?" Qin Nan was startled.
"You will find an artifact and a piece of a map in this crystal case. Take a look at them yourself." The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch waved his hand and handed the crystal case to Qin Nan.
Qin Nan nodded as he calmed his thoughts.
Although the words that the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch had said were slightly conceited, he was not wrong at all. It was impossible that the treasure of the almighty Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch would be retrieved so easily.
If he needed to collect all three pieces of the map, so be it!
After all, Qin Nan was still a journey away from reaching the Martial Monarch Realm. It was impossible for him to have a breakthrough in a short amount of time. Therefore, he could use it as a chance to train himself, as he embarked upon his journey to locate the true treasure left by the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch.
"Mm, kid, the thing that I've left will not let you down." The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch gave Qin Nan a thoughtful look, and before Qin Nan could reply, he switched his tone and said, "That's all, let's skip the nonsense. I'm not going to last any longer, so I'll help you leave this place! If you were to die here, your right arm would definitely kill me!"
Hearing this, Qin Nan became restless. He had just taken a rough glance at his surroundings. Even though the golden seal could protect him from the demonic aura, the vision of his left eye was greatly restricted. Basically, he could only see one hundred meters away from him.
It would take him a very long time and a great effort if trying to leave the place by himself.
"Heaven-Shattering Godly Eye! Open!"
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch performed a hand seal and yelled. On his forehead, a third eye slowly appeared, which looked around as if it possessed its own intelligence, resulting in an eerie sight.
"Heaven-Shattering Godly Eye? This Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch's eye-technique is quite impressive…" Qin Nan recalled that the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch had used it to inspect him. It was his first time being peeked through by someone's eye-technique.
"Tsk tsk, this place is surely not the friendliest place you want to be in. Everywhere is filled with traps! How strange though, apart from the ten forbidden areas, nine oceans, and three rivers, why is a strange place like this so terrifying as well?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch exclaimed and pondered while leading the way.
Qin Nan immediately followed behind.
As the two advanced forward, the surroundings remained the same, covered in a pitch-black darkness due to the presence of the demonic aura, as if it had entirely devoured the world.
Qin Nan's heart shuddered as he said, "There's something there!"
A huge boulder could be seen a hundred meters away, which was glowing with a black glow, as if it were about to give birth to its own spirit. On top of it stood a dead old man, whose body emitted a faint white glow. The calm smile on his face was a great contrast to the appearance of the surroundings.
"I saw it. Tsk tsk, advice from the deceased? I wonder which Martial Monarch Realm expert would be so kind as to leave advice for the others here? This will make my life easier…" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch mumbled to himself as he reached out his skinny hand and fired a golden glow into the old man's corpse.
The old man's body shuddered slightly as his hand suddenly moved and pointed to the right.
"Thanks, old folk!"
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch looked briefly into the direction and nodded after failing to discover any danger.
Meanwhile, Qin Nan who was following behind was entirely confused. Although he slightly knew about the advice from the deceased, he was clueless about its details.
However, as the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch and Qin Nan proceeded less than fifty steps in the direction they were given, something shocking took place.
In the midst of darkness, an explosion suddenly took place, as a tremendous aura awakened together with bloodshot eyes.
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch and Qin Nan were stunned.