The large mountain with springs of blood pouring down and the gray miasma looked just like the tomb of a defeated dynasty.
At the top of the mountain was a crater created by a meteor. Below were plenty of black vegetation and deathly miasma.
This particular crater was several hundred meters deep. Upon jumping down, Feiyun immediately saw a tomb.
It was built with square white marbles carved with yin runes meant for corpses. There were still white lights oozing from the gaps. The grave itself had sixteen white pillars with one tablet floating in front of each of them.
"Ancestor of the Feng's Third Generation, Feng Jingyi." Ancient words were carved on the tablet with time. This particular ancestor had died for more than 1,200 years.
It was the grave of a Giant. An exceptional character was buried within.
These graves were floating in the air with a bronze lion protecting them from any robbers. It would come back to life to attack them in such cases.
"Whoosh!" The white altar flew into the miasma and disappeared without a trace.
At this place, even a heretical lord like Wan Xiangcen was strangely quiet. She didn't say anything and only stared at the flying altar.
A bit later, they met the second altar. This was the grave of a hero from the Feng's fifth generation. It also flew away like a shooting star and disappeared from sight.
"Rustle!" Feiyun stepped on the leaves below while still maintaining his composure as he headed for the central area. This was a cemetery with many floating graves, belonging to the top characters of the clan. The weakest was still at half-step Giant.
One or two top prodigies would always come out in every generation. After more than a thousand years, the Feng had dozens of Giants buried in this place.
"No, something is wrong. A Giant's vitality is too strong. Even after death, it can't be this quiet. What's the problem…?"
Feiyun couldn't help but jump on top of the third altar they saw.
This was the grave of the seventh generation clan master. He took out his saber and destroyed it. What he saw made him shiver. Something had eaten a hole through the grave. There was no corpse inside.
The clan master had died six hundred years ago, he naturally couldn't climb out himself.
Could it be those corpse controllers from the north? Did they steal the corpses here?
Feiyun found out that this wasn't the case. He found an arm skeleton in the grave. It was as clear as jade with a monstrous aura.
It belonged to a Giant, ten times heavier than an ordinary bone. A weak cultivator would be killed instantly by the power within.
He also found a strand of hair that was more than ten meters long. It was quite bizarre with a terrifying evil presence, very similar to the Yama Decay Blood.
He didn't dare to touch this strand of hair at all and quickly left the grave in horror. This hair was left behind by a strange monster. It had eaten the clan master's corpse.
Just what kind of monster that could treat these dead Giants as food?
Wan Xiangcen stared at the bone with the bite mark and took a deep breath: "It can't be that legendary creature?"
Someone at her position must have read many books and had access to ancient scrolls not privy to ordinary people. Thus, she was aware of many mysteries.
"What?" Feng Feiyun said.
She looked around with her bright, crescent eyes and became slightly startled as if she was afraid of something. She quietly said: "I heard a predecessor from the Violetsea Cave had excavated an ancient corpse from a Heaven's Emergence tomb. This corpse was extremely strange and incomplete, only having a few parts. I'm not sure which parts though."
"The predecessor was very excited after finding it and quickly brought it back to the cave. However, a disaster ensued. He was at the Giant level but on the third day, a disciple saw him being eaten by the corpse."
Feiyun said with a smile: "A corpse controller being eaten by a corpse, that's pitifully ironic."
"Indeed, but it didn't end there. This corpse must have been extremely evil when it was still alive, evil incarnate. The corpse-monarchs there were attracted by its aura and got eaten as well. This eventually alarmed the four Nether Kings of the cave. At that point, this sect was more than ten times as powerful now and even more influential in the cultivation world than the Senluo Temple and Mount Potala. The four kings were on the same level as the Jin Emperor with amazing cultivation. They far exceeded the Giant realm."
"The four of them worked together yet still needed four years before suppressing this corpse. When the controllers thought that this problem was resolved, something happened to the four kings. All of them strangely died in just three years."
"After their death, the place where the corpse was sealed had howls and screams every night for three days."
"This was the darkest moment of the cave's history. The deaths of the four kings were known by the other corpse caves. They used this chance to seize Violetsea. It almost got destroyed by this. At the very last second, a disciple from the sect went into the sealing place of the corpse and took out a drop of blood from its body and used it to kill a Giant from the enemy's camp."
"The other disciples also copied this method and used this decaying blood. Just one drop alone was enough to kill a Giant. Alas, they also died instantly with terrible deaths too."
"After twenty Giants had fallen, the other powers finally became afraid by the terrible blood and quickly ran. The Violetsea Cave protected themselves and became respectful towards the sealed corpse and began to call it…"
Feng Feiyun became serious and looked at the seal on his chest: "Yama."
"That's right, Yama. In the legends of the corpse controllers, Yama was the lord of the yin realm with control over life, death, and the reincarnation cycle. He was the judge of mortals, cultivators, and immortals. Not only is he the lord of the underworld, he is the master of all things. To give this corpse such a great title showed their reverence towards it. It was definitely countless times scarier than the Evil Woman." Xiangcen said.
Feiyun looked at the altars flying away and said: "Not many things could eat bodies of the Giant level…"
"It is virtually non-existent. As far as I know, Yama is the only exception." She clenched her fist and stared at the darkness with worries. There were several other altars floating in the air.
At the Giant realm, when their blood fell to the ground, it would burn for several months. Their flesh was as strong as a powerful beast. The power in their corpse would stay there. When ordinary creatures took a bite, they would be killed by this power.
Powerful creatures on the same level as Giants that have eaten the flesh of Giant would have their own dao being corroded by the Giant's dao. Eventually, the imbalance of powers in their body would result in their body exploding.
In the Jin Dynasty, only Yama could eat this type of flesh without dying but actually grow in strength.
"Rumor has it that more than one thousand years ago, a gigantic being of several hundred meters like a god descended from the sky to the Violetsea Cave. It shattered Yama's seal and took it away into the sky. From then on, Yama disappeared completely from the world…" Xiangcen took a deep breath and didn't finish stating her speculation.
Could Yama be here at the Feng Clan's ancestral ground?
Feng Feiyun palpitated with his eyes widening. More than one thousand years ago was around when the first clan master of the Feng died a mysterious death and was buried here.
This mountain was created by him to be used as his tomb. Everything was too much of a coincidence and the timeline worked out. It truly made others think.
"That damned monk must know a lot of stuff!" Feng Feiyun felt that Monk Jiu Rou knew the first clan master. Alas, the guy was off to the Beastmaster Camp so there was no way of asking him.
Feiyun must find the answer himself!
He continued towards the darkness. He was already a dead man, there was nothing else to fear.
As he went on, he saw several more floating graves. The bodies inside have been eaten with a tinge of evil energy lingering within. It seemed similar to the aura of the decaying blood but also different. This whole ordeal was full of surprises.