Chapter 884 - The Eerie Black Drawing
"What? To the Nine Heavens?"
Qin Nan was astounded.
He had heard of the Nine Heavens before. As the name suggested, it was a place beyond the Canglan Continent. Did this Ancient Demon Path really lead to the Nine Heavens?
"Don't be shocked. It is only a rumor." The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch said with a disdainful look, "There are at least a few dozen places similar to this place. Whether it can actually bring you to the Nine Heavens? Who knows?"
Qin Nan collected his thoughts and asked, "Senior, apart from this Ancient Demon Path, how can I proceed to the Nine Heavens?"
The Divine Battle Spirit originated from the Nine Heavens.
The Divine God of Battle was from the Nine Heavens as well.
"Don't ask me that, as I can't tell you yet. Once you've reached the Martial Monarch Realm, you can find it out yourself." The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch waved his hand as his eyes flickered, "Lend me your Heaven-Shattering Saber, let's take a look inside!"
Without hesitation, Qin Nan's right arm transformed into the Heaven-Shattering Saber.
He was interested to see if the Ancient Demon Path was actually connected to the Nine Heavens.
Holding the Heaven-Shattering Saber, the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch paused for a moment, before he walked forward and stepped onto the dojo.
The dojo seemed to be out of order. It did not prevent the duo from entering it. That being said, the eighteen corpses still caused the whole atmosphere to feel slightly eerie.
"These Martial Monarch corpses are not as powerful as before, but I can still sell them off at a great price…"
Qin Nan glimpsed at them, but decided against it.
It was unwise to take anything from a forbidden area like this.
"Once we enter the temple, hold your breath. You must not breathe; do you hear me?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch stood before the temple and said in a serious tone.
"Sure!" Qin Nan instantly held his breath.
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch's eyes emitted a flicker as he slashed at the entrance of the temple with the Heaven-Shattering Saber in his hand.
A terrifying beam was fired, slashing at the entrance with a powerful force.
The strike was significantly more terrifying than Qin Nan's attack. It could easily eliminate a first-layer Martial Monarch.
An astonishing sight occurred. The entrance of the temple remained perfectly unharmed, as firm as Mount Tai.
The Heaven-Shattering Saber had failed to leave any mark upon it.
"Damn it, even if it means using all my energy, I swear I'll slash you open. Do you hear me?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch's figure unleashed a ferocious aura after seeing this.
The entrance of the temple fell silent for two breaths, before it began to open on its own. A green puff of smoke came out from the temple.
"The entrance of the temple possessed such intelligence." Qin Nan pondered as he stood behind the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch, "Could it be that this entire temple has its own consciousness?"
The door was opening at an extremely slow pace. The duo waited for half the period it took an incense to burn, before stepping past the entrance.
Qin Nan was thunderstruck observing the sight before him.
The temple was not enormous. It was around twenty-zhang long, and on its walls hung ancient drawings of contorted lines. In the middle of the temple were eight golden-red corpses on their knees, bowing their heads, as if they were servants worshipping something ahead.
Before them hung an ancient drawing, which was entirely pitch-black, as if it had been splashed with ink.
However, Qin Nan's eyes could vaguely see a figure from the drawing. For some reason, the figure felt extremely familiar to him.
"Tsk tsk, not bad. These eight half-Martial God Realm corpses have lost their cultivation, but it might be possible to refine them into demonic skeletons." As soon as the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch entered the place, his eyes were fixed onto the eight corpses, causing his eyes to burn passionately.
He always had an interest in refining extraordinary findings!
"Mm? This drawing is strange, but there's nothing special about it? That's weird, why are these eight corpses worshipping it? Mm? Qin Nan, what's wrong with you?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch mumbled to himself before turning around and saw the stunned expression on Qin Nan's face.
The things here might be eerie, but was there a need to be this shocked?
"Senior…" Qin Nan gulped down a mouthful of saliva as he turned around and whispered, "There's something strange about the figure in the drawing."
"Figure? In the drawing? Where is it?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch was spooked.
"You can't see it?"
Qin Nan was startled.
A strange sight suddenly took place. A shocking black glow was emitted from the drawing, which transformed into a giant hand that grabbed at Qin Nan's figure.
"Crap! An ambush?"
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch was infuriated. He immediately unleashed a terrifying saber intent with a slash of the Heaven-Shattering Saber, which shattered the hand immediately.
"Such a close call, thanks to the Heaven-Shattering Saber, otherwise…"
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch let out a relieved sigh, but was astounded as he turned his head around.
A tiny black dot could be seen on Qin Nan's forehead, which spread outward on his body rapidly.
"Senior, he…" Qin Nan was about to say something, before his consciousness was devoured by darkness.
"Righteousness of the Heavens and Earth, I command the demonic presence to back off!"
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch snapped. Each of the characters appeared physically and surged into Qin Nan's body. However, the black glow showed no sign of stopping. In just two breaths' time, it had entirely covered Qin Nan's figure.
"Mm? It's not a demonic presence. I almost forgot, he has the golden seal protecting him, thus the demonic aura wouldn't be able to penetrate him. That's strange, why would the drawing target Qin Nan out of nowhere? What does it want?" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch pondered, before his eyes flickered sharply.
Since he could not figure out the reason, the only way was to destroy the drawing.
"Foolish." An icy female voice could be heard.
The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch was taken by surprise.
He could see a blue glow exiting Qin Nan's forehead, which transformed into the illusionary figure of a female. The aura from the figure was absolutely terrifying.
The moment she appeared, the entire temple shuddered slightly and plunged deeper into the ground.
"You're…" The Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch stared with his eyes open wide and yelled, "Fei Yue?"
"You don't have the right to call me that. If you make the mistake again, I'll erase all of your remaining will from the world." The illusionary figure cast a cold glare at the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch. It felt like the entire area had frozen.