During the Divine Punishment, Minghe was burned repeatedly. As the Holy Thunder of Destruction struck, it became more powerful. Gradually, Minghe's human body could not heal as fast as the thunder struck. The last round of the Holy Thunder of Destruction hadn't disappeared, but the new one had already come. In the Divine Punishment, only an indistinct black charcoal figure could be seen.
In Untainted Land, nine by nine was supreme, and it was true of the Divine Punishment. The first 49 rounds of Purpleheaven Thunder did no harm on Minghe. If the other 32 rounds of Holy Thunder of Destruction could not kill him, it meant that Minghe had passed the tribulation and become the first Postcelestial Rakshasa in Untainted Land changed from Minghe's human body.
At the time when Pangu separated the Heaven and the Earth, 3,000 Mazingers were dead, of which many remaining ghosts were luckily out of tribulation and got new lives in Untainted Land. However, none of them chose to be a Mazinger again. Even Hongjun chose to be a Sage and then integrated himself with the Way of Heaven. The Rakshasa was powerful; however, the chance to have a True Body of Rakshasa in Untainted Land was almost zero.
But now, Minghe deliberately chose to do it. It was already the 74th round of the Divine Punishment. After the strike of the Holy Thunder of Destruction, Minghe's vital force still existed. Although it weakened significantly, Minghe was still alive. If he bore another seven rounds of the Holy Thunder of Destruction, he would be regarded to have passed the Divine Punishment.
Could Minghe achieve it? Even without considering if there would be a Sage attacking him, whether Minghe could pass the Divine Punishment was a problem. Every time when the Divine Punishment was on him, all living beings of Untainted Land could feel the decrease of the vital force of Minghe. If it went on like this, he would not last until the end. Moreover, there was another point which puzzled all living beings of Untainted Land. Why didn't Minghe use Magic Weapons to resist?
The primordial supreme treasures in Untainted Land were limited. However, Minghe got two, the Cauldron of Heaven and Earth and the God-killing Spear. One was for attack and another for defense. Minghe didn't use them to face the Divine Punishment, which confused the spectators and worried the Sages very much. Using his human body but not his supreme treasures to resist the Divine Punishment meant to temper his body by means of it. It seemed that Minghe was confident enough to pass it.
The Honored Lord of the Origin of Mount Kunlun wasn't calm. He looked at the scorched body of Minghe in the Divine Punishment in the distance, which really surprised him. Until now, the Divine Punishment didn't kill Minghe but also turned his human body into the True Body of the Rakshasa. More importantly, although the Two Sages of the West had made their move, they could not go one step further towards their goal.
Watching Minghe not resist the Divine Punishment, the Honored Lord of the Origin already knew it was possible that for him to survive it. At that time, with the True Body of a Rakshasa, the cultivation of the Middle Stage of Origin, and the protection of his supreme treasures, he would be hardly suppressed. The Honored Lord of the Origin could not reconcile himself to that.
The Honored Lord of the Origin had always set himself up as a member of the Pangu tribe. Among all Sages, he only respected Laozi a little bit because of his supreme cultivation, but he always wanted to surpass him. However, in reality, Sect Leader Tongtian had the God-killing Sword Formation which could not be broken by fewer than four Sages. If only the Honored Lord of the Origin fought against Sect Leader Tongtian, he undoubtedly would fail. And Houtu had the Bell of Chaos, which power was unknown.
After Minghe's strength of the Middle Stage of Origin burst, the Honored Lord of the Origin had been very afraid of him. Now that Minghe was going to become the Rakshasa, his fear had become the deep sense of crisis. If Minghe really passed the tribulation, he would hardly be able to defeat Minghe but instead be defeated even if he did his best.
That was what the Honored Lord of the Origin didn't want to happen. Now, Two Sages of the West made their move; nevertheless, the other Sages had no motivation, but only the attitude to wait and see. Watching Minghe passing another round of Holy Thunder of Destruction, the Honored Lord of the Origin could not control himself. As soon as his body moved, he had already disappeared in Mount Kunlun and then appeared outside the Divine Punishment.
All living beings of Untainted Land were surprised at the appearance of the Honored Lord of the Origin. Even the Three Pure Ones couldn't keep calm? As known to all, the Three Pure Ones could not be compared with the Two Sages of the West, for each one of them had a primordial supreme treasure. The Pangu Banner owned by the Honored Lord of the Origin could rip The Chaos, crush all spaces, rule all laws, and create new Heavens and new Earths, and could not be blocked by common Spiritual Treasures.
In the Jadeite Palace, Sect Leader Tongtian saw the Honored Lord of the Origin outside the Divine Punishment, and sighed, "Brother, anyway, you acted." He knew that the Honored Lord of the Origin had a bad temper and had entanglements with Minghe, so he would attack him sooner or later. Even if Sect Leader Tongtian was willing to help Minghe, he could not, for the Honored Lord of the Origin was his brother.
In the Royal Nu Wa Temple, Goddess Nvywa indifferently observed everything that was happening in Untainted Land, as if all this had nothing to do with her. Among all Sages, perhaps it was just her who could do it like this. She enjoyed the Luck of the Human and the Demon Tribes. The Human Tribe was the ruler of Heaven and Earth, which didn't require her to worry about, and the Demon Tribe crouched in Untainted Land so it was harmless. Whether Minghe could pass the tribulation did not concern her.
In the Pingxin City, Houtu looked confused. It seemed that with the attack of the Honored Lord of the Origin, Minghe had no chance to pass the Divine Punishment. What made her indecisive was whether she should help Minghe or wait and see to get some benefits. Once Minghe failed, she would invade and occupy The Nether World so that the Wu Tribe would have another place to survive.
Houtu was attracted to the great benefit of The Nether World. In Untainted Land, there would almost be no real relationship. Take the Three Pure Ones - because of the fight for Taoism lineage, they looked friendly to each other but actually not. They hadn't contacted each other for many years. As Minghe had broken the relationship with her and the Wu Tribe, Houtu had no hatred of him but no reason to help him, either. So it would depend on destiny.
Outside the Divine Punishment, standing in the air, the Honored Lord of the Origin looked cool. As the golden light flashed in his hand, the Pangu Banner was held. All the spectators were holding their breath. If the attack of the Honored Lord of the Origin was effective, a real powerful man in Untainted Land would disappear, and the Human Tribe would lose its strongest existence.
As the Pangu Banner was waving violently in the Honored Lord of the Origin's hand, currents of the Sword Aura of Chaos were gradually formed with the awesome Menace Intent which scared all the spectators. Luckily, they were not the target and could not help relieving when the currents of the Sword Aura of Chaos struck. They witnessed Minghe's rise and fall, which meant they watched all from beginning to end.
They did not know why they were a little sad. A strong man of a generation did not die in the direct fight but gave others the chance to kill him because of his tribulation. It would be really stupid if he died this way, for the Untainted Land would be all Sages' domain from then on.
Then, something unexpected happened. A fiery lotus suddenly appeared. All currents of the Sword Aura of Chaos were fended off one by one. Then, the lotus turned into a figure looking at the Honored Lord of the Origin, peacefully saying, "Origin, you are really ruining Great Divinity Pangu's reputation. As the descendant of Great Divinity Pangu, you did such a despicable thing. You'd better not call yourself a member of the Pangu tribe, otherwise, I'll be ashamed of you for Great Divinity Pangu."
All the people were stunned, as they did not know what was wrong. The fatal attack of the Honored Lord of the Origin was suddenly defeated. What puzzled the public most was his identity. When in Untainted Land there was another such kind of person who ridiculed the Honored Lord of the Origin soon as he started to speak?
All Sages were shocked, for the apparently deadly strike was blocked at once. However, what shocked them most was the lotus that they saw right now. It was the Red Lotus of Fire which had been used by Minghe's disciples but not Minghe, and it appeared all of a sudden changing from the 12th grade to the 24th grade. Seen from its vital force, obviously, it was the Highest Grade primordial supreme treasure.
Minghe evolved from the Red Lotus of Fire into the Highest Grade primordial supreme treasure. It was incredible how he did it. What was more shocking and important was that the man who was the 24th grade Red Lotus of Fire incarnate had the cultivation of the Middle Stage of Origin. Apart from the primordial supreme treasure, there was another strong man whose cultivation was in the Middle Stage of Origin. How could they not be shocked?
At that moment, the Honored Lord of the Origin's face turned dark with rage, not because of what the man had just said, but because he found that the vital force of the man was similar to that of Minghe. However, Minghe's Good separation was the lord of The Nether World, and his Self-centric Separation stood aside, so the man must be Minghe's Evil Separation, who had never shown up, and was in the Middle Stage of Origin separated through a Highest Grade primordial supreme treasure.