Chapter 1175 The Mastermind Behind the Scenes
“Who exactly took action?”
“Humph, it’s really disappointing and infuriating. Shouldn’t immortals protect the latecomers? This is outrageous. If Ding Hao, the Saber and Sword Addict, had done the same and killed someone who had become an immortal directly back then, I’m afraid there would have been no immortals in the world!”
The entire world of the Heaven Path seethed with clamorous noise as all the living beings in the world seemed to be extremely furious.
It was an act that would incur public wrath, and it was equivalent to crushing other people’s chances. It was a very bad start. If an immortal took action to wipe out the following testees during every test, then there would be no more immortals in the world, and no one else would have any hope of obtaining immortality.
“Supreme Emperor, the Saber and Sword Addict, please help us find this immortal and punish him severely!”
Countless people shouted such a slogan.
At this time, the one to rely on that all the creatures in the world could first think of was Ding Hao, because the least suspicious person was Ding Hao. First of all, he had not become immortal, so he could not execute the lightning of the Immortal Tao. Secondly, Ding Hao had proven himself over the years. As others had said, if Ding Hao wanted to kill the new immortals, he would have done it a long time ago. He didn’t need to wait until now.
Ding Hao did not give a direct response to this.
But it didn’t mean that he didn’t pay much attention to this matter.
In fact, Ding Hao took action as soon as the new immortal died, but unfortunately, he was a little late and failed to save him. Ding Hao thought that Hades True Immortal finally couldn’t help taking action, but later he found that the aura left at the scene didn’t contain dark immortal power. Obviously, it wasn’t Hades True Immortal who did this, but something attracted Ding Hao’s attention. The immortal who secretly took action devoured the Power of the Origin of the new immortal after killing him.
This kind of devouring method was very similar to that of Hades True Immortal mentioned by Bright Moon Immortal.
Ding Hao used all kinds of means and ways to investigate this matter, but in the end, he only narrowed the suspect to four of the nine immortals. There was no new evidence, and he could not be sure which one of them was the criminal.
On this day.
“Senior Brother Ding, I can’t suppress myself any longer. I can’t wait anymore.” Fang Tianyi, the Sword God, appeared in front of Ding Hao.
Fang Tianyi’s strength had improved rapidly over the years. Firstly, he was talented enough. Secondly, the origin of Shi Yihuang was not simple. The Three Thousand Swords that belonged to the Immortal Tao had been passed down from the Ancient Era to the present. Thirdly, the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect had no shortage of natural treasures and various magical elixirs and divine medicines. As early as 40 years ago, Fang Tianyi had reached the Completion of the God Realm and could go through God’s tests. However, he followed Ding Hao’s advice and suppressed his cultivation, waiting for a more favorable time.
But now, his strength had finally reached a level where it was almost impossible to suppress.
“Then you’ll go through God’s tests,” Ding Hao said.
As for the general trend of the Immortal Tao, he still needed to go with the flow. Since Fang Tianyi’s strength had reached its peak, it would be a little unreasonable for him to continue suppressing it.
God’s tests of the Immortal Tao were extremely horrible. Naturally, it could not be carried out in the mountain gate of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect. Ding Hao personally found a place for Fang Tianyi to go through the tests and set up a Heaven and Earth Tactical Deployment around him to help him resist the Heaven Disaster.
This day had finally arrived.
After the preparations were complete, Fang Tianyi began to go through God’s tests.
The rolling thunderclouds took shape in the void in an instant.
Fang Tianyi no longer suppressed his strength. The mysterious force in his body surged and caused the thunderclouds between heaven and earth to gather. The strange power of the rules was formed. In an instant, thousands of bolts of thunder and lightning poured down and completely drowned the area within a thousand miles around him. People could only vaguely see him fighting against the Heaven Disaster in the sea of thunder and lightning.
It was as if a world-destroying catastrophe was coming.
Every Human Immortal had to go through the cruelest trials of the heavens when they were born.
Ding Hao and the others hid a thousand miles away and waited quietly.
At this time, Ding Hao could not do much to help Fang Tianyi, because once he entered the scope of the Lightning Disaster, the Heaven Disaster would be triggered. The more people got involved, the stronger the power of the Heaven Disaster would be, and it would be more of a hindrance than a help. This was also one of the taboos when one went through God’s tests.
“Junior Brother Fang has sealed his strength for so many years, and he has accumulated a lot of power. He should be fine.” Zhang Fan was also a bit nervous.
Over the years, Zhang Fan, the Mad Saber, had made no less progress than Fang Tianyi.
However, what he cultivated was his physical body, not his Qi. The Supreme Kung Fu Devoted by Ten Emperors had reached the limit. He was so close to completing it, and he could not feel the arrival of the Heaven Disaster. He took a unique way. Before that, no one had ever cultivated the physical body to the peak so that they could go through God’s tests and become immortal.
Ding Hao had reached the peak of his physical strength through the integration of the Jade in Stone, but he had not felt the existence of the Heaven Disaster.
However, Ding Hao believed that one day Zhang Fan would reach the Celestial Realm. Even if Zhang Fan did not go through God’s tests, he would have the combat capability of an immortal.
Beside Zhang Fan was Xie Jieyu, the Martial Demigoddess.
Xie Jieyu had reached the Completion of the Martial Demigod Realm before Fang Tianyi. She had the True Phoenix’s blood in her body, which was one of the rare constitutions throughout the ages. It was extremely magical. She also listened to Ding Hao’s advice and had been suppressing her mysterious strength all the time. She did not take the initiative to go through God’s tests. Compared with Fang Tianyi, the Martial Demigoddess had not yet reached the point where she could no longer suppress her strength, so she did not choose to break through to the Celestial Realm.
In fact, most of the people who had a good relationship with Ding Hao, such as Song Que, Bai Quanshui, Ding Busan, Ding Busi, and other members of the Ding Clan in God’s Palace, had been warned by Ding Hao to suppress their strength. Unless there was no other choice, they would not choose to break through to the Celestial Realm. They looked forward to having more chances in the future.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The thunderclouds shook the heavens and earth layer after layer, seemingly without end.
Time ticked by.
In a trice, nine days had passed.
“The Heaven Disaster this time is quite powerful, and there is no sign of dissipating of the thunderclouds all over the sky. I’m afraid it will last for another five or six days!” Ding Hao observed secretly. For those who were going through God’s tests, the longer the tribulation clouds lasted, the greater the pressure and the greater the danger they would face. But in contrast, as long as they could survive the disaster, the rewards would be more abundant.
The tribulation clouds descending from the sky were actually meant to temper the testees.
The longer the testee was tempered, the greater their potential would be after they reached the Celestial Realm.
In the thunderclouds, Fang Tianyi was still trying his best to resist. Three thousand Sword Lights surrounded him, turning into various shapes to resist the Heaven Disaster. And the silver tribulation light was like electric currents, moving along the three thousand Sword Lights to touch Fang Tianyi’s body and temper him.
As expected, the suffering this time attracted the attention of countless experts from various forces.
For those who had a chance to break through to the Celestial Realm, every observation of others’ suffering was a precious experience, and they could learn from it to prepare for their own tests. Even if they didn’t go through God’s tests in a short time, they still hoped to gain something.
Finally, fifteen days had passed.
The tribulation clouds within ten thousand miles finally showed signs of dissipating.
The thunder and lightning plasma all over the sky began to weaken and slowly contracted to a higher place in the void.
Immortal light appeared between heaven and earth, and the stars began to converge on Fang Tianyi’s body. When the immortal light completely merged into his body and transformed it, Fang Tianyi would completely turn from a mortal to an immortal.
“He made it. The 10th Celestial Realm expert is about to appear.”
“Who is that person? He has endless potential. He actually resisted the Heaven Disaster for fifteen days!”
There was a heated discussion among all the people.
Fang Tianyi’s performance had shocked all parties.
By this time, no one had recognized Fang Tianyi’s real identity yet. He did not announce his tests to the public, and Ding Hao and others were hiding in the dark and did not show up. Therefore, before the immortal light all over the sky dissipated, people could not see Fang Tianyi’s appearance or know his identity.
The tribulation clouds that filled the sky finally dispersed.
Fang Tianyi stood in the void, and the three thousand Sword Lights were withdrawn into his body.
He had almost exhausted all his Power of the Origin. He was seriously injured and almost died in the thunder and lightning of the tribulation clouds. Fortunately, he managed to hold on. Feeling the nourishment of the light of the Immortal Tao to restore his physical body, he showed a smile on his face.
Didn’t martial artists fight all their life just for this moment?
Right then, he was relaxed.
But at this moment, something strange happened. Suddenly, an extremely vicious bolt of immortal lightning cut through the void and instantly rushed toward Fang Tianyi.
It had appeared.
The criminal was here again.
At this moment, the mysterious and hateful man behind the scenes appeared again.
The crowd was shocked, and the countless experts who were watching the tests immediately exclaimed. They could feel the horror of the lightning of the Immortal Tao. A new immortal was about to die like the previous one.
“I’ve been waiting for you for a long time.” At this moment, a dignified and clear voice rang out.
The golden saber and the silver sword reappeared.
This saber and sword moved later but arrived first, clashing with that immortal lightning.
The sinister lightning instantly disappeared. It was no match for the saber and sword at all.
After the golden saber and the silver sword annihilated the immortal lightning, they cut through the void in the next moment and chased after it, crushing the void turbulence. In the void turbulence, Ding Hao vaguely saw a blurred figure flash by. In the splashing blood, there was a feather.
“So it’s the birdman.”
Ding Hao waved his hand, and that feather fell into his palm.
The attacker had escaped.
Ding Hao didn’t chase after him.
That was because he had confirmed who was behind this.
“It’s the Saber and Sword Addict!”
“Oh my god, Supreme Emperor Ding is guarding the testee in person. The testee is… the Sword God of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect, Fang Tianyi. No wonder!”
At this time, there was an uproar around. Countless martial arts masters were proud to see Ding Hao the Saber and Sword Addict with their own eyes. In recent years, Ding Hao had been living in seclusion, and few people had seen his true face. Many young masters cheered at this moment. This person was their idol and role model in martial arts. He had never been defeated since his legends were spread.
Countless people were worshipping and shouting, “Greetings, Supreme Emperor Ding!”
Ding Hao nodded to respond.
“Supreme Emperor Ding, please punish the criminal. Don’t let any creature with the hope of becoming immortal be slaughtered again.” Someone shouted and pleaded with Ding Hao to kill the troublemaker who secretly took action. When the others saw this, they also knelt in the void.
“I’ve found the clue, and I’ll personally deal with this matter.”
Ding Hao gave his promise.