Golden Inheritance Peak.
Chu Liuyue followed Mu Qinghe all the way.
The luscious greenery perfectly covered the duo’s figures. Other than the occasional sounds of the trees moving and the winds whistling, the surroundings were quiet.
Very quickly, a flight of stairs appeared in front of the duo.
Chu Liuyue followed it and looked up.
The layers of stairs on top of one another extended from the foot of the mountain to the top.
She looked up, and she almost couldn’t see the end of it.
She heard that this flight of stairs had a total of 999 steps.
Golden Inheritance Peak was very dangerous. One just had to think to know how much effort and manpower was required to build such a flight of stairs.
At the top of the mountain was the place where Country Yao Chen’s Emperor would pray to the ancestors every year.
Other than the Emperor, even the Empress had no right to go up to the top of the stairs. She could only stay below and wait quietly.
Chu Liuyue couldn’t help but glance at Mu Qinghe. It can’t be that he wants to go to the highest point, right…?
Besides, when he previously said he wanted to enter the imperial mausoleum, Chu Liuyue suddenly thought of a question: Where is the imperial mausoleum’s entrance?
Golden Inheritance Peak was heavily guarded in all directions, and there was only this one flight of stairs to go up the mountain.
The imperial mausoleum was buried below Golden Inheritance Peak!
After walking such a long distance, she didn’t even find any suspicious place that could be the entrance.
Outside of the forest were just piles of rocks.
Mu Qinghe continued to move forward, so Chu Liuyue could only follow him.
The duo didn’t travel slowly, and after some time, they reached the middle of the mountain.
When they reached here, Mu Qinghe finally turned around to look at Chu Liuyue. Other than her cheeks flushing red and the sweat droplets on her forehead, she didn’t look tired at all.
This was definitely impossible for an average stage-two warrior. However, this didn’t pose much difficulty to Chu Liuyue.
“Lieutenant Mu, what’s the matter?” Chu Liuyue saw that he stopped and asked in curiosity.
Mu Qinghe said ambiguously, “Your physical strength is much greater than I had imagined.”
Chu Liuyue coughed. Actually, she also discovered this point. Not only in comparison to other same-stage warriors, but even warriors with higher cultivation levels might not be stronger than her in this aspect.
This point wasn’t something that could be explained by talent.
To attain an even stronger physical body, one has to train hard. Sometimes, one might even need some herbs to supplement their training. Mu Qinghe knows this very clearly, and perhaps he might’ve grown suspicious again… Just as Chu Liuyue was thinking of how to handle him, Mu Qinghe actually turned around and continued climbing upward without saying anything.
Chu Liuyue didn’t speak another word and followed behind him normally.
She vaguely felt that Mu Qinghe seemed to be in a hurry. Why is he so anxious?
Time trickled past, and Chu Liuyue and Mu Qinghe finally finished climbing more than half of the stairs.
Chu Liuyue’s heart skipped a beat when she saw the top of the mountain in front of her.
The peak of the mountain had a Xuan formation with great suppression.
Previously, she didn’t notice it, but when it came to the last few steps, she could clearly feel the suppression getting stronger and stronger every time she took a step forward.
She vaguely felt uneasy. However, Mu Qinghe didn’t hesitate at all as he climbed the last step and reached the top of the mountain.
Countless silver rays rose up the moment his foot landed, and they rolled toward Mu Qinghe.
A harsh glow flashed in Mu Qinghe’s hands, and a longsword appeared.
He quickly raised his sword and slashed it down harshly.
A deep sound suddenly exploded at the top of the mountain.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The countless silver rays—which went for his body—immediately disappeared, and they formed countless light rays.
He actually intended to break the Xuan formation forcefully!
The commotion at the top of the mountain immediately attracted the surrounding guards’ attention.
“Someone is trespassing on Golden Inheritance Peak!”
“How can that be? There’s no commotion from the barrier outside Golden Inheritance Peak-”
“But the earlier motion did come from the mountain peak.”
While they were talking, a few figures suddenly rushed up to the sky.
At the same time, someone finally saw Mu Qinghe and Chu Liuyue’s figures.
“There are two people at the top of the mountain?” This made everyone widen their eyes in shock.
Golden Inheritance Peak was heavily guarded. Who exactly could silently barge in and even reach the top of the mountain?
An elder in black bellowed, “Everyone, listen! Immediately lock up Golden Inheritance Peak, and don’t let the two people escape!”
The low and thick voice resonated throughout the area.
The elder in black knitted his brows and rushed forward to see who exactly the two people were. There aren’t many people with such abilities in Country Yao Chen. I wonder who has such guts!
It was a pity that the forest at the top of the mountain was blocking him, so he couldn’t see the duo’s appearances clearly. He could only vaguely recognize that it was a man and a woman.
Hong! Hong! Hong!
At this point, explosion sounds could suddenly be heard coming from the top of the mountain again.
The elder in black was shocked. The Xuan formation at the top of the mountain has actually been forcefully broken open! That’s the Xuan formation that has been passed down for thousands of years in Country Yao Chen! How can it be so easily broken? The other party’s abilities must be much stronger than we imagined!
Without hesitation, he took out a bamboo container, injected some force, and abruptly threw it into the sky.
The bright and eye-catching fireworks exploded in the air and made a loud sound.
Chu Liuyue watched as Mu Qinghe raised his sword and forcefully slashed open a way forward.
The messy force dissipated in all directions, which suffocated her.
Mu Qinghe stood in the middle of the chaos, and his clothes flew everywhere.
At this point, Chu Liuyue heard the shocking sound, looked up, and saw the giant fireworks—The other party has discovered us, and they’ve already called for backup to come over!
Chu Liuyue clenched her teeth and finally took the final step to ascend to the mountain peak.
Just as she was about to follow Mu Qinghe, the transparent water droplet in her dantian started spinning suddenly.
An unknown calling was coming from below her legs.
Chu Liuyue was shocked and immediately looked down. This force is… coming from below the mountain?
Without waiting for her to realize what exactly was going on, the ground below her feet suddenly moved.
Chu Liuyue looked over and realized that she stepped on a giant, circular plate at some point.
This circular plate was engraved into the top of the mountain. If one didn’t take a closer look, they wouldn’t be able to tell the plate apart from the rest of the ground.
Until this point, it slowly started spinning; thus, it became extra obvious.
The next moment, Chu Liuyue’s body dropped below.
Mu Qinghe felt the commotion behind him and finally turned around to see Chu Liuyue’s figure disappearing below the circular plate.
A strange look flashed across his eyes as he jumped down without hesitation in the next moment.
When the elder in black approached them, he discovered that the giant, circular plate was slowly moving.
He was stunned. The imperial mausoleum has been activated!