Chapter 859 - Immortal Cave
Vicious ten's precious technique!
Shi Hao's eyes immediately lit up, becoming incomparably moved. The only thing left in his eyes was that bone, nothing else.
A cold snort sounded. Hostility and killing intent filled this cave.
"So many people, all of them experts…" Luo Dao said softly. Even someone as powerful as him felt a great pressure, because there were no weak individuals in this group. They were all extremely powerful individuals.
He recognized a few of them, the most powerful geniuses of their provinces, powerful to a ridiculous extent. There were also some who, even though he never saw them before, from their outwards appearances, he could still deduce what clan's outstanding talents they were from.
"There are actually more than a hundred people here!" Lan Yichen sucked in a cold breath of air. To be more precise, there were close to two hundred that had reached this final destination.
One had to keep in mind that they experienced many dangers along the way, passing over fifty trials to get here, in the end even experiencing the praying mat disaster. If not for them having someone as powerful as Shi Hao on their side, there was no way they would have arrived here alive.
However, in this cave, there were close to two hundred experts.
"Our path was extremely difficult, one of the ten routes of death." Lu Yi said softly, but on the contrary, felt rather optimistic.
"A few more have arrived to take a share of our natural luck. Dao brothers, do you all wish for this type of scene to continue?" Suddenly, someone spoke coldly.
"Indeed, more and more creatures are coming, but this cave only has so many supreme treasures to divide amongst ourselves. I also feel like we should put a stop to it." Someone replied.
Shi Hao withdrew his gaze and looked up. These were an expanse of dao platforms, all of them quite tall. Every single one of them had a creature sitting on it, some sinister, some handsome, some beautiful, there were men and women from all different races.
The common characteristic was that they were all shockingly powerful experts.
In the cave, the atmosphere was extremely tense with killing intent pervading the air. Quite a few creatures on that dao platform carried hostility.
Shi Hao's expression remained the same, only, his words were domineering without backing down in the slightest. "Those who wish to take action can come at me. I will welcome all who dare try!"
"Hehehe…" One of them laughed, appearing extremely unbridled, voice fleeting, making it difficult to discern which direction it came from. "Do you truly think of yourself so highly, treating this like your own province? Towards this idiot who doesn't understand life or death, what is everyone still waiting for? Send him on his way."
Someone incited disharmony, the voice carrying cold intent.
However, there were no idiots here. No one dared to move rashly, not willing to take the lead. Regardless, the newly arrived group emerged from a route of 'death', so they were definitely not good to provoke.
"Scum who only knows how to hide your head and show your tail, you are even speaking like this yourself, so why don't you dare take action?" Lu Yi stuck out his chest and spoke out.
"Everyone, I will count to three, and then how about we all take action? When the time comes, our divine wills with harmonize, so I am sure everyone will take action. There is no need to be worried, eliminate these people!" That voice sounded again, hidden and cold.
In that instant, the cold energy of this place surged, killing intent pervading the air. Many people were moved. If their divine wills harmonized and they could mutually sense each other, then there was no need to worry.
Luo Dao and Lan Yichen's expressions changed. They continuously took steps backwards. There were no ordinary people here, all of them heroes. If they moved at once, the results would be far from reassuring.
It was to the extent where they felt that there are likely ancient freaks watching from the side.
Shi Hao's pupils contracted, forming a vague symbol. He swept through the crowd and coldly said, "No need, you can take action right now."
After speaking, he took a large step forward, immediately making the entire cave tremble.
It was because each time he took a step, he needed to exert great strength. There was a tremendous power restricting this place.
However, right now, Shi Hao's steps were firm and resolute, calm and unhurried, each step making this place tremble greatly as if a prehistoric beast was walking.
He stared at a black robed male and quickly approached. He raised his hand and smashed it over.
That male's expression changed. He never expected this person to locate his true position, the secret method of confusion useless and his true self exposed.
"You!" He hurriedly rose up from the platform, bringing out precious artifacts and displaying divine abilities to fight intensely.
Something shocking happened. Shi Hao relied only on his flesh to fend off those precious techniques and his fist to blast apart the precious techniques. With a dong sound, he leapt onto the platform.
The two collided, and blood splashed outwards.
That black-robed male cried out miserably, doing everything he could to defend himself, but after just a dozen or so moves, he was killed.
This scene left everyone shocked. Those who could reach this cave, how many of them were weak? They were all people who cultivated to the peak, yet one of them was killed so quickly by the newcomer.
This already confirmed everything. This new person was extremely strong!
However, there were others who curled their lips, not minding too much, still having confidence in themselves.
"This group of country bumpkins definitely came here earlier, not knowing about the battle of Fallen Immortal Ridge…" Lu Yi muttered.
Luo Dao hurriedly stopped him, telling him not to speak randomly. It was because this place was definitely not simple, likely having ancient freaks. Exposing themselves too early might result in being targeted.
Shi Hao didn't say anything and jumped off the platform. He felt several waves of auras that left him shivering inwardly. His mind trembled, informing Luo Dao and the others to be careful.
He carefully sensed around, but those auras disappeared, no longer appearing. He wasn't able to immediately seize their locations either.
There were clearly extremely powerful individuals here!
Without a doubt, if there was a battle, it would definitely shock heaven and earth. It would be incomparably terrifying.
Shi Hao led those people forward, however, Lu Yi immediately cried out, finding it difficult to walk forward. He couldn't hold on any longer, his face becoming incomparably pale.
"I'll return and wait for you all." He understood his limits, not willing to drag down the others.
Soon after, Luo Dao and Lan Yichen felt a tremendous pressure as well, finding it difficult to move. Meanwhile, they only walked up to that dao platform.
In the end, after persisting for a while longer and leaping over several dozen people, they couldn't move anymore.
"Jump onto the platform. The pressure here is weaker." Shi Hao said.
Sure enough, after these two each selected an unmanned platform and made it up with difficulty, the pressure immediately lessened. They could move freely again.
"Yi, dao friend, what are you doing? Why are you letting out your own blood?" Lan Yichen was shocked.
He saw a middle-aged male that cut open his wrist on an adjacent platform, dripping blood on the dao platform. He was a bit confused.
"Comprehend the dao. By nourishing the dao platform with blood, one can listen to the true scripture from the bone book inside the immortal cave." This cultivator saw how powerful Shi Hao was and wasn't willing to offend his people, thus telling them this.
Luo Dao and Lan Yichen were shocked. The sutras could be obtained this way?
They were a bit confused. Why didn't they just directly visit the ancient cave to seize it? Could it be that that place was extremely dangerous?
"We cannot enter that ancient cave. Many people have died already." That cultivator said.
When Lan Yichen heard this, he didn't say anything, using a drop of blue blood to test things out. Sure enough, the dao platform beneath his feet trembled, and a line of scriptures entered his ears.
He had heard it before on that praying mat.
"This… is too extravagant, right? A single line of scriptures requiring a lump of true blood. If that bone book has several tens of thousands of lines, then we would be left incomparably withered up…" Luo Dao frowned.
When Shi Hao heard this, he didn't stop, directly walking up to the ancient cave. There was a row of platforms there that were the closest to the bone book there.
Those people were horrified as they saw him walk forward step by step, unexpectedly steady as he faced the tremendous pressure, the pace of his steps unchanged.
Under many people's shocked eyes, symbols surged from Shi Hao's body, resisting the ever increasing pressure, from time to time releasing terrifying radiance.
Along the way, Shi Hao saw a lot of blood, corpses numbering in the dozens. These were clearly the people who forcefully charged forward and died as as result.
He arrived at the very first row that was quite close to the ancient cave, only several zhang from it. This first row had thirty six platforms that faced the ancient cave.
Shi Hao's mind shivered. There were unexpectedly twenty people seated on this very front platform. Sixteen platforms were still vacant.
This left him shaken. One had to understand that when one reached this far, the pressure would increase drastically. Normal deities couldn't endure it at all, and normal true deities would even be crushed into bloody paste.
These twenty individuals were clearly all formidable. It wouldn't be far fetched to assume that there were ancient freaks among them!
Shi Hao didn't walk into the ancient cave, instead jumping onto the twenty first platform, sitting down here.
There were skeletons here as well, piled up into a thick layer before this first row of thirty six platforms. These several hundred skeletal remains included snow white and sparkling ones, and even some flickering with purple gold… they were all left behind from the ancient past.
Those were the remains of powerful ancient geniuses!
This was rather horrifying. There might be ancient freaks included here!
Shi Hao silently thought to himself, carefully analyzing the situation. He discovered that only a few people of the first row's twenty dropped blood to comprehend the scriptures. The others closed their eyes in meditation, not doing that.
He nodded, deciding not to let out blood either, insteads wait for an opportunity to slaughter his way into the ancient cave.
"Little brother's path is different from mine, and his destination was different as well. I wonder where he is now…" Shi Hao said softly. However, he knew that Qin Hao was most likely fine, because he could still sense the imprint he left on Qin Hao's body.
"Everyone, we have already waited for many days. The number of experts that have gathered is numerous enough. We can give it a try now, see if we can enter the ancient cave."
At this time someone spoke. It came from someone seated in the first row.
Meanwhile, when he opened his eyes, his eyes only moved past the bodies of the people in the first row, speaking to them, completely disregarding everyone else.
Suddenly, there was a disturbance in the rear. Someone else came, triggering cries of surprise.
"There is actually someone else who emerged from the path of death, how formidable. It is actually a female!" Someone cried out in alarm.
"Making it through a route of death, truly powerful!"
Everyone sighed with amazement. They had just experienced Shi Hao's matter, so this time, no one acted rashly, nor did anyone suggest killing her.
On the contrary, a few creatures revealed peculiar looks. It was because they felt that this woman was too extraordinary, exceptionally beautiful, to the extent of making the hearts of other sway.
Shi Hao sighed inwardly. Each person was truly different from the next. An exceptional beauty actually attracted passionate eyes and not a bit of hostility.
This woman's long dress fluttered about, landing on the ground as gracefully as an immortal. She closed in on the first row step after step, seemingly not strenuous to do so at all.
Her figure was excellent, curves rising and falling, incomparably impressive. She had crystal blue long hair that was so resplendent it reflected radiance. There was a veil over her face that prevented divine abilities from seeing through it, hiding her true appearance.
Those eyes were extremely large and beautiful. They carried a strange luster, as if the most resplendent stars were flickering. It made one feel as if they were being sucked into them.
Apart from this, Shi Hao sensed that in her blue-colored long hair, there were a pair of horns as well, hidden within, vaguely visible.
"Dragon horns!" Someone cried out. Others also saw them.
Gasps immediately sounded.
"She… could she be the legendary -- Dragon Girl?" Some people were shaken up.
Everyone now began to tremble. There was this type of female among ancient freaks. She possessed an unmatched appearance that shocked the world. She resided in the ocean domain, an incomparably powerful figure.
"It truly is Dragon Girl!" There were now people who were sure of it.
It was because she didn't seem to exhaust any strength either, directly reaching the first row of platforms, leaping onto the twenty second platform and sitting down next to Shi Hao.
"This is good enough. I believe our strength should be sufficient to enter the cavern. Does everyone agree?" Someone else from the first row spoke.
The group nodded in succession.
Eventually, everyone agreed, unanimously approving, including Shi Hao and that dragon-horned exceptional beauty.
The twenty two experts were powerful to the extent of making everyone else tremble. They rushed at the ancient cave together, displaying their most powerful divine abilities.
The immortal cave was extremely hazy. There was chaotic energy and immortal light that continuously swirled about, forming a steady screen of light.
At this moment, more than twenty of the most powerful individuals took action. That screen of light distorted, becoming indistinct. In the end, it scattered, and they rushed inside.
Contrary to their expectations, they didn't pay the price of blood, successfully entering. However, this still made them relieved. After all, these were the most powerful twenty-two individuals, ancient freaks included among them.
What was shocking was that everyone became smaller, turning into specks of dust. The jade table seemed even taller than a mountain, and on its surface was the sacred bone book.
It was clear that this place had spacial natural laws. It wasn't that everyone became small, but rather the jade table was as large as a mountain to begin with. They just couldn't see it all from the outside.
"There are so many good things!" Someone cried out with alarm.
Within the immortal cave, there were artifacts of normal size, including bone books, magical artifacts, and precious medicines.
"Divine medicines, how fragrant!" Someone rushed over to pick them. That place was swirling with radiance with divine medicines taking root. They flowed with tens of thousands of strands of multicolored light.
"Divine ancient treasure -- Yin Yang Pouch." Another person took action to seize a divine magical artifact.
Shi Hao was shocked, recognizing that the pouch was unordinary. It was actually pieced together by several dozen pieces of arhaic divine beast skins and refined. This might even be able to store a sect master level figure, right?
A chaotic battle erupted here that was incomparably fierce.
There were naturally people who rushed towards the jade table, wishing to seize the bone book that contained the immortal light.
In midair, human figures flew out in reverse. The battle was extremely intense. Shi Hao clashed with the others, his eyes also becoming red.
With a weng sound, natural laws descended, freezing this place. It left everyone shocked.
"There are restrictions protecting this ancient cave, fearing that we will destroy it."
Everyone's powers were restricted. Those that were in midair fell onto the ground. It became even more chaotic.
Shi Hao felt that there was someone behind him. He directly brandished a hand, releasing a sharp and clear sound.
He felt a strange sensation. When he turned around, he discovered that Dragon Girl who was surrounded by several great experts was glaring at him angrily with her beautiful eyes. It was because his palm, after producing symbols and flying out, slapped on her full bottom.