Chu Liuyue was shocked. “You’re… a legendary three-eyed eagle?”
Rumors had it that this type of legendary fiend was born in the extreme desert and had the ability to know everything about heaven and earth.
Chu Liuyue had never seen a true legendary fiend in her two lives. The reason why she knew about legendary three-eyed eagles was that she unintentionally saw information about it in Tianling Dynasty’s secret records.
She never expected that she would meet such a legendary fiend herself! Even if it was just a soul, it was astonishing enough!
The legendary three-eyed eagle nodded. After a while, it seemed to be worried that Chu Liuyue didn’t believe it, so it closed its eyes.
After a momentary silence, a vertical eye suddenly appeared in the center of its two eyes. There was no pupil in the vertical eye, just a red ellipse-shaped ball—which looked very strange.
Chu Liuyue furrowed her brows and asked suspiciously, “Isn’t the third eye of legendary three-eyed eagles silver? Why is yours red?”
Now, it was time for the legendary three-eyed eagle to be surprised. “You’ve seen my clan members before?”
Chu Liuyue paused for a while. “…My ancestors have seen it before.”
The legendary three-eyed eagle gave Chu Liuyue a meaningful look before slowly saying, “In the past, our legendary eye was indeed silver. But after the battle thousands of years ago… it utterly destroyed it. It’s also the reason why I have been trapped here for thousands of years!”
“I see.” Chu Liuyue instantly understood. No wonder someone would spend so much effort to build Jiuyou Tower. It turns out that it was to seal a legendary fiend.
She was still very shocked when she first found out that a fiend was sealed within the Pit of Heavenly Origins. But everything would make sense if it were a legendary three-eyed eagle.
Other than such a legendary existence, it was impossible for other fiends to live for thousands of years in the Pit of Heavenly Origins.
Chu Liuyue pondered for a moment. “Actually, this Heavenly Square Cauldron is used to contain you, right?”
A sharp gleam flashed in the legendary three-eyed eagle’s eyes.
Chu Liuyue curled her lips into a half-smile.
After a momentary tense situation, the legendary three-eyed eagle finally said, “I forgot that the Heavenly Square Cauldron is in your body now…”
In other words, it had already acknowledged Chu Liuyue as its master. Thus, she would be very clear about everything.
Even though there were also restrictions in Jiuyou Tower, they weren’t enough to be a threat against the eagle. Even the Locking Heaven Formation couldn’t restrain it fully.
If there was only Jiuyou Tower, the eagle would’ve long escaped. It was a pity that there was still the Heavenly Square Cauldron.
This cauldron was the key to why it had been stuck here for thousands of years.
Chu Liuyue surveyed her surroundings and didn’t see a skeleton. “Then… your corpse—”
“The karmic fire in the Heavenly Square Cauldron is enough to burn everything to ashes,” stated the legendary three-eyed eagle coldly.
Chu Liuyue was confused. “Since this thing is so formidable, why didn’t your soul disappear after being burned for so long?”
Once Chu Liuyue finished her sentence, she could feel immense hatred burning in the legendary three-eyed eagle’s eyes.
“On purpose! He did it on purpose!” Its voice suddenly became shrill, causing Chu Liuyue’s ears to ring.
He? Who is he? Who is the person that trapped the legendary three-eyed eagle here?
“What did he do on purpose?” asked Chu Liuyue instinctively.
This question seemed to trigger the legendary three-eyed eagle’s painful memories. It shrieked terribly, with endless complaints and sorrow.
“He trapped me in this Jiuyou Tower and let the karmic fire within the Heavenly Square Cauldron burn me. However, he uses the force in the Pit of Heavenly Origins to nourish me. This made me struggle between life and death in pain forever and ever, without any chance of reincarnation!”
Chu Liuyue was slightly shocked. So this is what happened! It’s actually like this! In this way, not only could it make the legendary three-eyed eagle suffer endlessly, but it can also prevent the eagle from escaping.
Everything would end if it died, but the most terrifying thing is for it to be better dead than alive! I wonder what kind of grudge lies between him and the legendary three-eyed eagle. From this punishment, it seems like he’s a harsh character.
Chu Liuyue couldn’t help but think of a rumor related to Tian Lu Academy. But after thinking for a while, she realized that she didn’t know much about Tian Lu Academy’s founder, who was also the first director.
She didn’t even know the person’s name. In actual fact, it wasn’t only her; the others seemed to be unfamiliar with him as well.
Tian Lu Academy was a special existence in Country Yao Chen, and everyone knew that this was a top-notch academy for cultivators. However, barely anyone knew anything about Tian Lu Academy’s early history.
“Then… for so many years, you’ve been trying to get out of here?” asked Chu Liuyue lightly.
The legendary three-eyed eagle sneered. “That’s right! He thought he was smart and found a balance between the two to let me suffer eternally, but he never expected time to wear off everything!”
These thousands of years had indeed passed by too slowly. Even the eagle had no idea how it survived day after day.
When it was initially trapped, the eagle felt very tortured and just wanted to die. However, even dying was a luxury to it.
The eagle then realized that it could absorb the force from the Pit of Heavenly Origins. The impurities in the intense and fierce force might cause an ordinary fiend to explode and die, but the eagle was a legendary fiend. Also, the Heavenly Square Cauldron’s karmic fire could coincidentally burn the impurities away.
After a long while, the eagle silently absorbed the force from it and became stronger. Until today, when it could finally take a gamble!
It had seen the Locking Heaven Formation thousands of years ago, so it long knew how to solve it.
Chu Liuyue asked again, “Then, why did you target me when I first entered Jiuyou Tower?”
The legendary three-eyed eagle fell silent for quite some time before its voice boomed. “Because… there’s a very strong force in your body! I wanted to take the force, so I attacked you!”
Chu Liuyue narrowed her eyes. Is it referring to the water droplet in my dantian…?
“You’re different from an average person, right? If not, you definitely can’t come up to the seventh floor.”
Chu Liuyue glanced at Tuan Zi. She was different from an average person, and Tuan Zi was different from an average fiend.
“Since you’re now the Heavenly Square Cauldron’s owner, I won’t be enemies with you.”
Chu Liuyue didn’t say anything for a while.
“Everyone outside is definitely alert, and the academy’s elders and teachers definitely want to trap you again. If I let you go, how should I face them?”
The legendary three-eyed eagle kept quiet.
“Besides, you’re just a soul. Even if I let you go, how far can you go? Without the force from the Pit of Heavenly Origins, how long can you survive?” asked Chu Liuyue lightly.
Struggle flashed across the legendary three-eyed eagle’s eyes.
After a long while, it suddenly raised its head and looked at Chu Liuyue. “If you agree to extinguish the karmic fire, I will be willing to follow you!”