Chapter 984 - Gathering
After Liu Qing’s party charged into the massive and ruined city, the four of them did not delay any longer and had quickly moved out, turning into four streaks of light, and charged into the ruined city.
When the four of them charged into the ruined city, a boundless feeling blew over and the scene before their eyes dazzled them. Vaguely, an indescribably massive ancient city appeared before them.
The constructs in the city were towering to the clouds, filled with wildness and innumerable silhouettes were streaking across the horizon, while heavens and earth were filled with trembling roars of beasts.
The roars resounded near their ears and the eyes of Mu Chen’s group flashed. The boundless scene before them disappeared and the city before them had turned back into tattered ruins, filling their eyes.
Mu Chen and Nine Nether exchanged a glance and knew that those scenes were remnant scenes that couldn’t last too long and they could be only somewhat felt by others.
“What a pity for such a majestic city.” Mu Chen sighed. This was the first time he had seen such a majestic city. Compared to this, the cities under their Great Havenlaw Domain were too insignificant.
“This place was, after all, once a pinnacle force in the Divine Beast Origin.” Nine Nether nodded her head. In terms of strength, perhaps even their Nine Netherbird Clan might not be able to win against this former Great Desolate City. So one could tell the terrifying strength that this city possessed.
“Even though they’re powerful, they still couldn’t avoid the fate of destruction...” Mu Chen gently sighed. For the Great Thousand World, the Fiend Clans were truly a disaster.
While the two of them spoke, they did not stop and the streaks of light flew across the horizon, swiftly making their way towards the centre of this city.
They had all sensed an extremely desolate fluctuation coming from that direction. Clearly, only the Primordial Body Refining Pagoda left behind could have such might.
Mu Chen’s group had a flash in their eyes and their speed abruptly burst, before they streaked across space. Nearly half an hour later, they had gradually slowed down their speed.
Their four silhouettes appeared on the roof of a tattered stone building. When they appeared, their eyes were fixed before them and they saw a smooth ground. The ground here wasn’t as damaged as it was in other places of the city, it was quite well-preserved and all of this was clearly because of the mottled and ancient pagoda that quietly stood at the centre of this area.
The pagoda was dark-grey in colour, with extremely ancient runes on the surface of the pagoda. It was as if it was formed naturally. Standing in this area, even if it wasn’t especially majestic, their breathing had frozen as they looked at it. A horrifying surge of pressure swept over, which made them feel a vague pain on their bodies, making them feel like they were being broken.
“This is the Primordial Body Refining Pagoda?”
Mu Chen looked at this ancient pagoda and felt the pressure surging over. His gaze had gradually turned heated. Even without him entering it, just approaching it alone made him feel his blood and flesh boiling. This feeling had nearly caused him to lose control and charge in.
However, he had still forcefully restrained himself. Although the mottled pagoda before him seemed to have experienced countless ages of time and gave off a tattered feeling, Mu Chen could still sense how terrifying it was. If he was to forcefully charge his way in, he might be instantly reduced to ashes.
“Not to mention you, even Lesser Earth Sovereigns do not dare to carelessly charge into this Primordial Body Refining Pagoda.” Nine Nether seemed to have seen through the thoughts in Mu Chen’s mind and reminded.
When Mu Chen heard her words, his heart jolted. Although he could sense how fearsome this body refining pagoda was, he never expected that even Earth Sovereigns would not dare to carelessly charge in. It looked like he had underestimated this ancient building.
But it was also within his expectations, since this Body Refining Pagoda was made from a huge amount of resources by those peak forces. So how could it not look fearsome? Otherwise, how could the pagoda remain until today, when the entire Divine Beast Origin was in a tattered condition?
“Looks like this Primordial Body Refining Pagoda has attracted quite a bit of people.” Mo Feng’s gaze shifted from the Body Refining Pagoda. He squinted his eyes and looked around.
When Mo Feng swept his gaze around, Mu Chen had already sensed sharp gazes shooting over in this region, which enveloped them.
Mu Chen brows twitched, before he looked towards the direction of several especially ferocious gazes and saw four silhouettes on the ruined peak.
The bodies of those four were robust like iron towers, donned in black armour and a dense ominous aura emanated from them. Their eyes were scarlet and a pitch-black, slightly curved rhino horn was on their foreheads. It’s as if those horns could pierce through space, looking extremely sharp.
“It’s the clansmen of the Demonic Rhino Clan… I never thought that they would be here. This clan specialises in physical body cultivation and hold extraordinary strength. The moment they fight with others, they would be like mad demons. They’re extremely tough to deal with.” Nine Nether looked over as well and said.
Mu Chen gently nodded his head. Even with the distance between them, they could still feel the four powerful bodies that could possibly shatter mountains with their moves.
Amongst the four, the one leading was even more fearsome.
“The leading one should be the genius of the Demonic Rhino Clan of the younger generations, Han Shan…” Nine Nether swept a glance at the leading black-armoured figure and whispered, “This person has already stepped into the Seventh Grade sovereign Realm and with his powerful physique, his fighting strength is extremely extraordinary.”
As she spoke, Nine Nether’s face had turned a little grave, since she knew that even with all her strength, she could probably only fight on par with Han Shan.
Mu Chen slightly squinted his eyes. This Han Shan was truly a formidable figure.
“In the west should be the Fire Crane Clan… That’s the Draconic Ape Clan over there… Skyeater Crane Clan… Now that’s a spectacular scene.” Mo Feng swept his gaze, which turned even more solemn.
When Mu Chen heard the names of those clans from Mo Feng, his brows uncontrollably twitched. They were Spiritual Beast Clans with decent fame in the Great Thousand World, and he never expected that they would all be gathered here.
It looked like there would be a ferocious battle this time in the competition for the opportunity within the Primordial Body Refining Pagoda.
As Mu Chen sighed, his gaze suddenly changed when he sensed an overbearing gaze that was suddenly directed over and enveloped the four of them.
Mu Chen, Nine Nether, Mo Feng and Mo Ling had sensed this and they looked in that direction. On a ruined construct stood five silhouettes. Liu Qing and the other three that they previously had a conflict with were amongst that group.
Clearly, the five of them were from the Sky Roc Clan.
If that’s the case, then the one leading them should be the genius of the Sky Roc Clan that Liu Qing had spoken of, Zong Teng, right?
As he thought about it, Mu Chen had shifted his gaze over. Standing before Liu Qing was a black-clothed man with his hands behind his back. He did not have a robust figure. On the contrary, he even looked somewhat thin. But under his indifferent expression, there was a surge of unconcealable overbearingness that emanated from him, which made many experts in this region look at him with, more or less, fear in their eyes.
Mu Chen looked at Zong Teng and slightly squinted his eyes. From the latter, he had indeed sensed a dangerous aura. This person was clearly not any weaker than Han Shan of the Demonic Rhino Clan.
Zhong Teng directed his gaze over and his faint voice resounded, “Some years ago, the younger generations of my Sky Roc Clan and your Nine Netherbird Clan have sparred, while I was in secluded cultivation, thus allowing your Nine Netherbird Clan to win. But no worries, if there’s a chance, I will personally seek some teachings and see if the Nine Netherbird Clan is truly that capable.”
When Nine Nether heard his words, her gaze had turned cold and she coldly said, “You’re welcome to try at anytime.”
Zong Teng coldly sneered, but he did not speak anymore. He had slightly closed his eyes. His gaze was only on Nine Nether and Mo Feng. As for Mu Chen and Mo Ling, the two of them were naturally disregarded by him.
Behind Zong Teng, Liu Qing was looking at Mu Chen’s party with pride. She must have thought that the Nine Netherbird Clan was doomed.
“Looks like there will be a ferocious battle in this Primordial Body Refining Pagoda.” Nine Nether had retracted her eyes as well, before looking around and slowly said.
Not to mention Zong Teng, even the other geniuses of the Spiritual Beast Clans were extremely strong competitors.
Mu Chen slightly nodded his head. Although experts had gathered like clouds here, he wasn’t afraid. Despite being only a Sixth Grade Sovereign, the price for underestimating him was something that no one could bear.
All of them were geniuses, but he wasn’t afraid.
Mu Chen withdrew his gaze, since he knew that despite that experts were gathering like clouds in this place, all of them had minded their own business. But the moment the Primordial Body Refining Pagoda opened, the experts in this region would reveal their fangs…
At that time, it would definitely be an episode of carnage.
Mu Chen closed his eyes and rested while he patiently waited.
Time gradually passed under his patient wait and in the blink of an eye, half a day had already passed. After half a day, more Spiritual Beast Clans had arrived and, at this moment, even more silhouettes had filled this region. But even if the number of people increased, this place was still silent. It’s just that anyone could sense stench of blood gradually brewing.
Suddenly, a bright ray of sunlight shone down from the horizon after some time had passed. The sunlight was like a flame that whistled out and fell onto the top of the mottled pagoda.
At this instant, the experts of the various Spiritual Beast Clans had exploded with powerful Spiritual Energy undulations around them as they soared into the sky.
Mu Chen’s tightly closed eyes had abruptly opened at this moment with a sharpness in his black pupils.
The Primordial Body Refining Pagoda had finally begun!