Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At this moment, the others who had arrived earlier were shocked to see the number of people continuing to increase.
“Exactly how many people did that person invite? Are all of these people also here for the secret realm left behind by a Celestial Emperor?”
“I don’t know about them, but I’m definitely here for the secret realm left behind by a Celestial Emperor. In fact, I deliberately traveled here from the Aurora Heaven.”
“I’m from the Aurora Heaven as well!”
“I’m from the Spirit Overarching Heaven!”
“I’m from the Blue Water Heaven!”
“I’m from the Green Profound Heaven!”
“I’m from the Jade Emperor Heaven. However, just like the rest of you, I came here using a Transporting Formation since where I’m from is too far away from the Yan Mountain Mansion in the Equal Heaven Territory. Unless a titled Celestial Emperor brings me here, I wouldn’t be able to make it in time.”
Many of the people present on the scene began to speak among themselves and revealed where they came from. Based on the conversations, it could be seen that most of the peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials came from five different Devata Realms: the Jade Emperor Heaven, the Aurora Heaven, the Spirit Overarching Heaven, the Blue Water Heaven, and the Green Profound Heaven.
By the time evening approached, there were close to 8,000 people gathered on the mountain peak. Moreover, the number of people arriving was still increasing, showing no signs of slowing down at all.
As the people gathered on the scene continued to converse among themselves, they found out that the oldest peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial among them was not even 200 years old and had already mastered at least two profundities from a law.
Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, slightly taken aback, “A peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial who isn’t even 200 years old but had already mastered at least two profundities from a law…”
Only a handful of people in the Southern Heaven Territory’s Profound Nether Mansion in the Spirit Overarching Heaven met these criteria.
Upon hearing the conversations in her surroundings, Murong felt slightly lost as she mused inwardly, ‘My strength seems insignificant compared to these people here…’
Murong Xiao Xiao had always prided herself on being the genius of the Murong Clan in the Profound Nether Mansion. Until she met Ling Jue Yun and Duan Ling Tian, she realized that no matter how talented one was, there would always be someone better. After finding out that there was a peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial younger than 200 years old who had mastered at least two profundities from a law, she felt like she was the weakest among the group of people here. With this, her ego suffered a huge blow. She even felt, for a brief moment, that all her achievements thus far were worthless.
“It seems like my speculations are right… Not only did that reincarnated Celestial Emperor gather powerful peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials, but he had also gathered peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials with heaven-defying talents as well!” Ling Jue Yun’s voice suddenly rang in Duan Ling Tian’s mind at this moment. “Just as I’ve mentioned before, there must be a reason that he went to such great length to gather all these people here… To gather 10,000 peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials with high innate talents and comprehension skills isn’t an easy task. He must have expended tremendous efforts just to look for all these people in five different Devata Realms. There’s no doubt there’s an important reason why he had gone to so much trouble. It seems likely that I was right about these heaven-defying peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials increasing the success rate of the tree bearing the Heaven Sacrificial Divine Fruits! Apart from this, I really can’t think of any other reason he would do this otherwise. This is good news for us. After all, if the success rate is only 10%, we might not be able to obtain the Heaven Sacrificial Divine Fruits even if we survive the secret realm”
Duan Ling Tian nodded in agreement as he replied, “If the success rate of the tree bearing fruits increases, the chances of us obtaining the Heaven Sacrificial Divine Fruits increases as well if we survive!”
Ling Jue Yun nodded as his eyes brightened.
Time continued to pass, and the sun had begun to set. At this time, the number of people arriving at the peak of the mountain had gradually decreased.
Currently, there were roughly 10,000 people gathered at the peak of the mountain. Just like Duan Ling Tian and the others, the people who arrived later were from one of the five Devata Realms.
None of the people from the Jade Emperor Heaven had traveled here by themselves due to how far the Yan Mountain Mansion was located. Therefore, all of them had to travel using a Transporting Formation as well, similar to those from other Devata Realms.
It seemed deliberate that the reincarnated Celestial Emperor had chosen this place as the gathering place.
A peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial from the Blue Water Heaven asked, “So, do you think there’s an age restriction on those who enter the secret realm left behind by a Celestial Emperor?”
“Of course! Otherwise, why would that person only invite peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials under the age of 200? Isn’t it obvious there’s an age restriction?,” a peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial from the Green Profound Heaven replied.
More and more people joined in the conversation, and all of them agreed with the peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial’s words.
At this time, a voice suddenly rang in Duan Ling Tian’s mind. This time, the voice belonged to Lin Fei Yang. “Duan Ling Tian, do you feel that things aren’t as simple as they seem? That person went to so much trouble just to gather so many of us here to join him in a treasure hunt in a secret realm left behind by a Celestial Emperor… If it’s truly just a treasure hunt, there’s no need for him to go to such trouble, right?”
At this moment, Lin Fei Yang no longer felt wary of Duan Ling Tian. He could not feel any ill-intention from Duan Ling Tian toward him at all.
Upon hearing Lin Fei Yang’s words, Duan Ling Tian instinctively turned to look at Lin Fei Yang, slightly taken and at a loss for words.
When night fell, the number of people on the peak had reached 11,000 people. After that, no one else had arrived.
“Why isn’t that person here yet?”
“Although he’s the one who invited us here, he’s nowhere to be seen.”
“Where’s he? He’s not going to stand us up, right?”
“I don’t think so. After all, he expended so much effort just to gather so many of us here. Why would he stand us up?”
As time passed, a few people were beginning to feel impatient since the reincarnated Celestial Emperor had yet to arrive. However, most people were waiting calmly and patiently.
Suddenly, a peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial from the Aurora Heaven spoke up. “Has anyone thought about this… That person expended such a huge effort and spent a huge fortune just to gather all of us from five different Devata Realms just so we can all have a chance to look for treasures in the secret realm left behind by a Celestial Emperor. Isn’t that strange?” He had imbued his voice with his Celestial Origin Energy so it drowned out all the voices in the surroundings.
Silence descended on the place as soon as he finished speaking.
Everyone on the peak had only found out that the reincarnated Celestial Emperor had invited 11,000 peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials with high innate talents and comprehension skills.
“You’re right… I assumed he had only invited a few people to explore the secret realm left behind by a Celestial Emperor. I didn’t expect him to invite so many people!”
“He must have an ulterior motive for gathering so many of us here…”
“What is he planning then?”
At this moment, doubts began to arise in everyone’s hearts. All of them began to feel that things were not as simple as they seemed. With this, an ominous feeling began to rise in their hearts, and as time passed, the ominous feeling grew stronger and stronger.
“To h*ll with this! I’ve had enough of this bullshit! Forget about the secret realm; I’m leaving!” A wary peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial from the Blue Water Heaven grumbled before he took off at lightning speed.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Just as that peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial from the Blue Water Heaven took flight, a translucent barrier suddenly appeared and covered the entire peak of the mountain.
A loud noise rang in the air when the peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial from the Blue Water Heaven collided with the barrier.
The barrier stayed firm, and only a slight ripple could be seen on its surface.
“Hm?” The peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial was stunned for a moment. When he regained his senses, his expression changed drastically. “I was right; we’ve been plotted against!” He did not waste any time and brought his Celestial Weapon out to attack the translucent barrier. Alas, no matter how hard he tried, he could not even leave a scratch on the barrier. The barrier only rippled slightly in response to his attacks.
Upon seeing this, panic set in on the group of people on the peak, including Murong Xiao Xiao and Lin Fei Yang.
“No! We’re trapped here!”
“D*mn it! We’ve been tricked!”
“We need to get out of here!”
At this moment, many people on the peak began to take flight to try and shatter the translucent barrier so they could escape.
Duan Ling Tian and Ling Jue Yun were the only two people on the ground.
Meanwhile, some people began to bring out their Communication Celestial Talismans and began to shatter it to inform their respective forces about the predicament they were in.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
As the peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials tried to destroy the barrier, the sound of flowing water suddenly rang in the air.
What followed next was so terrifying that everyone was thoroughly shocked and halted their movements immediately.