Chen Xiang asked Long Xueyi to look around and see if there was someplace that was different from the others.
“So Sister Xiangyue, you have also come here before, right? Didn’t you find anything?” asked Chen Xiang.
“I came here looking for herbs, so, of course, I found many of them. However, these trees and those strange flowers and grasses are mostly found here. I didn’t find any herb garden, whatsoever. Furthermore, there aren’t any mountains here, so all I could do was circle a few times here and there,” answered Hua Xiangyue.
Chen Xiang thought that this place wasn’t that simple. For this place to get a name like Sacred Ancient Land, it sure would have something special about it. He could not help but associate it with Wu Canghong. Wu Canghong was the Human King. If this place was truly the Sacred Ancient Land, it was quite possible for Wu Canghong’s clan to originate for this place.
However, Wu Canghong himself gave Chen Xiang this map. He must have seen the map, but why didn’t he say anything to Chen Xiang at all.
Be that as it may, Chen Xiang still believed this place could quite possibly be the birthplace of Human King family. Calling it Sacred Ancient Land won’t be wrong at all then.
“The trees in here are quite big, one can simply live on these trees.” Chen Xiang looked about for the trees that were far apart. The canopies of these towering trees were simply too big and dense. They were blocking the sunlight completely. The ground was completely dark and dim. Nonetheless, the air was very fresh here.
“That’s what I am saying. There aren’t any good stuff here, even the herbs are fewer. Last time I visited this place, I was very disappointed,” said Hua Xiangyue. As an alchemist, searching of the spirit herbs was a very distressing matter. Sometimes, an alchemist would spend many years searching for just one herb, but even then, he won’t find it.
Therefore, alchemist like Hua Xiangyue had traveled to many places.
Chen Xiang broke into a laugh and said, “Perhaps, you, Nirvana Realm martial artists were too stupid to found that herb garden.”
Currently, Hua Xiangyue had taken up a skeptical attitude. Had it not been for the danger here, she would not have accompanied Chen Xiang.
“Those lightning beasts don’t seem to come in here!”
Hua Xiangyue nodded her affirmation and said, “They can’t venture too far away from the Blood Lightning Mountain Sea. If they have taken the baptism of lightning even for one day, they won’t be able to survive. Therefore, if you are targeted by those guys, as long as you come here, you will be safe.”
Chen Xiang was even more doubtful. He felt that the birth of those lightning beasts in the Blood Lightning Mountains Sea was certainly not accidental.
“In that case, those lightning beasts are protecting the Sacred Ancient Land. Maybe a clan or something is hiding here.”
Hua Xiangyue, shaking her head, said, “I have spent two years here, apart from these towering trees and those strange flowers and grasses, I didn’t see anything, whatsoever.”
After resting for a while, Chen Xiang stretched his tired body. Suddenly, he discovered that his body had strengthened a lot. “Xiangyue, your blood was really sure, it actually strengthened my body so much. I feel that I can enter the fourteenth level of Immortal and Devil Body very soon!”
“What?” Hua Xiangyue let out a cutesy cry and said, “You are in the fourteenth level of the Immortal and Devil Body!?”
Chen Xiang smiled in satisfaction and said, “Impressive, right!”
Hua Xiangyue suddenly recalled the time when Chen Xiang was helping her sucking the poisoned blood. Her face turned red immediately. She felt warm in her heart but she was also feeling a bit ashamed. At that time, that really was an extremely embarrassing situation for her.
“Let’s go! After we have found that herb garden, Sister Xiangyue, you can return first. I will stay here for some time,” said Chen Xiang. He wanted to see what kind of secret this place was hiding. In any case, he also needed some time to plan the herbs for refining Resurrection Dan as well as the Fruit of Fortune.
Hua Xiangyue immediately refused. “Not possible, you have to return with me. It will be too dangerous for you to stay here. At that time, how will I explain it to Meng’er?”
Chen Xiang could only agree. “Alright!”
Since he had come here once, it would be quite easy for him to come here later again, for he had the Luo Tian Door. As long as he recorded the coordinates of this place, he could directly enter here by shuttling through space. While he was thinking over this point, he suddenly wondered whether there were some coordinates of this place marked on the Luo Tian Door, for Luo Tian Door was given to him by the Human King, Wu Canghong.
By now, Chen Xiang had already come to trust Hua Xiangyue. Naturally, he didn’t have to worry about the revelation of Luo Tian Door’s secret. Thence, he took it out immediately.
Noticing Chen Tiang taking out a small stone disc, which also had some spirit patterns as well as ancient characters on it, Hua Xianyue’s curiosity was piqued.
“What’s this?” asked Hua Xiangyue.
“A good thing! Had I known that the Blood Lightning Mountain Sea would be so dangerous, I would not have asked you to take risks with me. Hei hei, but had it been not so, perhaps, I would not have been able to take advantage of you,” said Chen Xiang, a perverted smile on his face. These days, his mind had been preoccupied with that attractive and shapely body of Hua Xiangyue as well as that marvelous feeling of touching her.
“Little Rascal, don’t you dare talk about that again!” Hua Xiangyue gave a tender snort as she punched on Chen Xiang’s chest, but she didn’t use any strength.
Chen Xiang cracked a smile as he began to pour his divine sense into the Luo Tian Door. What took him by surprise was that he really found the coordinate of a place just inside the Sacred Ancient Land. He could not help but scold himself for being so stupid; Wu Canghong was originally a resident of Kings’ Mainland, most of the coordinates recorded should be of Kings’ Mainland, he should have thought of using this Luo Tian Door from the start.
At this time, Chen Xiang took a look at the recorded coordinates of the Kings’ Mainland. Sure enough, there were many places recorded all across the entire Kings’ Mainland. He felt that it was necessary for him to get a complete map of Kings’ Mainland to see what places are recorded by Wu Canghong. Maybe, he would find some good thing.
At this moment, the rings of that rock disc in Chen Xiang’s hand started to rotate automatically as his True Qi was drawn by it suddenly. Immediately, a beam of light shot out from the center of the disc towards the front, before a gate was formed. At the sight of this, Hua Xiangyue was flabbergasted, for she could sense the power of space from it. To her surprise, Chen Xiang had opened a space door.
“This…this is magical equipment?” Hua Xiangyue asked, surprised.
“A senior gifted this to me, impressive, right! Let’s go!” Chen Xiang, pulling Hua Xiangyue, stepped into that Luo Tian Door.
In Hua Xiangyue’s cognition, only some martial artists could open a space door, and that too by using some impressive martial technique and expending almost all of their strength. Even Hua Xiangyue could do this, but she could not traverse a large distance, just a bit. Furthermore, it would deplete a large amount of her True Qi.
After having entered Luo Tian Door, Chen Xiang and Hua Xiangyue arrived at a heap of ruins, which astounded Hua Xiangyue extremely.
“We…we are still in Sacred Ancient Land?” Hua Xiangyue, gazing at those dilapidated stone buildings, many of which had collapsed. From the looks of it, they seemed to have been destroyed due to an intense battle.
These buildings were very tall. Just a brick was the size of a house. It was quite clear that the people who used to live here were very powerful. They were the first royal family of the human clan.
Looking about, Chen Xiang spotted some humongous trees in a distance. Evidently, they were still in Sacred Ancient Land. Furthermore, at the edge of this ruin, he also noticed many spirit patterns on the ground. Some of these spirit patterns were still exuding a weak energy.
“These ruins have been protected by an array, that must be why no outsiders have been able to discover them,” said Chen Xiang.
Looking about the ruins, Hua Xiangyue’s knit her brow tightly. She pulled Chen Xiang’s closer, for she felt that this place was filled with a terrifying aura.
“Where in hell are we?” Hua Xiangyue looked to Chen Xiang.
“This should be where the most ancient tribe, the Human King Family used to live. The entire Sacred Ancient Land may very likely be the birthplace of them,” Chen Xiang could also feel an appalling aura in here.
The reason Hua Xiangyue never found this place when she came here last time was because this place was hidden by an array. What’s more was that this place was in ruin, yet it had been hidden by a strong array for as long as a hundred thousand years. One could surely reckon that some very impressive thing was here.
After having a bad premonition, Chen Xiang immediately activated the Luo Tian Door and opened a gate.
“Hurry up!” Pulling up Hua Xiangyue, Chen Xiang hurriedly entered that door. At the same time, they heard an ear-deafening roar coming from behind as they were assailed with a horrifying aura, raising the hair all over their body.
“A dragon!” Long Xueyi exclaimed. “However, from its aura, that dragon doesn’t belong to my Imperial Dragon Family, maybe it’s a low-rank dragon who had evolved from a flood dragon. However, it should still be one of most terrifying existence for the mortal world.”
Much to Chen Xiang’s surprise, it turned out to be a dragon! Hearing this, he was immediately filled with an inexplicable excitement, for he was cultivating the Dragonslayers’ Divine Martial Techniques, which were specially created to slay a dragon. He very much wanted to try these dragonslayer’s techniques. However, he couldn’t for now, as that dragon was very strong, so strong that it scared Hua Xiangyue to the point that her face had gone pale.
“I truly didn’t expect that there would be a dragon in the mortal world! Fortunately, you, this Little Rascal were smart enough to retreat.” Hua Xiangyue was still in a state of shock. She was panting for breath. She was a powerful expert in the mortal world, yet facing a horrifying beast like a dragon, she was feeling powerless.
Now, Chen Xiang and Hua Xiangyue came to know that the Blood Lightning Mountain Sea was created artificially by someone, all in order to make sure that no one would enter this place. If some powerful array grandmaster entered this place, they just might find the array that was imprisoning that dragon, and maybe, due to their curiosity, they might open the array. At that time, it would be a disaster for the Mortal Martial World.
“It seems that the Human King Family had imprisoned that dragon. That family sure is very powerful,” Hua Xiangyue marveled as a sigh leaked from her mouth. Of course, what astounded her the most was the fact that the disc in Chen Xiang’s hand could open a space door.
“That senior did not allow me to divulge anything about me, so, I can’t tell you anything, maybe in the future,” stated Chen Xiang, helpless.
“Don’t sweat it, I am not going to force you to tell me. Can we also leave with this thing?” Hua Xiangyue asked.
“But of course, I can return to the Chenwu Mainland with this. If I am strong enough, I can go even cross this world,” answered Chen Xiang. He very much wanted to check other worlds out.
Hearing that he could travel to the other worlds, even Hua Xiangyue was excited. Traveling to the other world wasn’t that simple. Only some powerful array grandmaster could travel to the other world through a huge teleportation array.
Also, if one found a rift in space and could resist the wear and tear inside it, one could traverse to another world. But this way, it would be very difficult to return to the original world.
Vast as the Mortal Martial World was, as far as those tycoons who had lived for tens of thousands of years, it was very small. Take Hua Xiangyue for instance, she had traveled to many mainlands to find herbs over the years.
“Is that herb garden also inside an array?” asked Hua Xiangyue, otherwise, such a huge herb garden in here would have been found by her for sure.
Chen Xiang, shaking his head, said, “It should be. However, the herb garden is under the ground. When we came in, I am afraid no one would have the expected for the good stuff to be under the ground.”
Hua Xiangyue gave out a light snort as she said, “Who would have expected, huh?”
Very soon, Chen Xiang found a tree with some symbol following the map. Though many years had come and gone, the symbol was still there.
Spotting a small ‘Li(李)’ character on the thick trunk, Hua Xiangyue knew that the entrance of that herb garden was inside this tree. This forest was so huge, furthermore, these kind of trees were countless in numbers. Who would notice a character that was just the size of a finger!
“Li Tianjun was not just a Dan King, he was very impressive when it comes to array and refining equipment as well. If he wanted to make this kind of stuff, it would be a piece of cake for him.”
Chen Xiang had a Refining Weapon Scroll. Since he had gotten the memories of four array grandmasters, he had come to realize how impressive those complex spirit patterns inside it are and why Liu Menger was so fascinated by them. All in all, those spirit patterns were terrific and very esoteric.
Chen Xiang, with his finger, pushed the “Li(李)” character, and it was pushed in very easily. Without the map or the instruction, no one would know that there was a mechanism in here.
Just as the finger was pushed in, a glowing white door appeared on the trunk of that tree.
Seeing this, Hua Xiangyue was excited. She reckoned that the herb garden had many rare and precious herbs.
“Let’s go in!” Chen Xiang, pulling Hua Xiangyue’s hands, went in.
As soon as they stepped into the door, the gate closed and immediately disappeared. And when they got inside, Chen Xiang’s and Hua Xiangyue’s eyes were dazzled with bright light as they caught sight of a spiral staircase heading down.
The staircase led very deep under the ground. At the end of the staircase, Chen Xiang and Hua Xiangyue saw a stone door. When they opened the door, a very long passage was presented before them. And the rocks on either side of passage lit up with white light automatically.
“What a great place!” Chen Xiang took a deep breath, for the Spirit Qi here was extremely rich.
“Mhmm, I think that the soil of the herb garden had already transformed into spirit soil. This soil is best for planting spirit herbs,” stated Hua Xiangyue.
At this moment, Chen Xiang and Hua Xiangyue were extremely excited. Both of them were alchemists. Those rare and precious herbs were extremely tempting to them. After all, those were the herbs left behind by a Dan King, they sure weren’t going to be ordinary. Moreover, Dan King Li Tianjun had entered the first mysterious realm once, which had countless precious herbs. He must have had obtained a lot of them.
As Chen Xiang and Hua Xiangyue arrived at the end, an iron gate with a keyhole entered their sight. Seeing this, just as Hua Xiangyue wanted to blast the door open with her palm, Chen Xiang hurriedly stopped her as he said, smiling, “I have the key here.”
The key was universal, it could open all the doors of herb gardens left behind by Li Tianjun. Once Chen Xiang pushed in the key and gave it a twist, the iron gate opened on its own.
Chen Xiang’s and Hua Xiangyue’s nerves stretched thin. They held their breath as they watched the iron gate open slowly. But as soon as the dense Spirit Qi blew on their faces, they became extremely excited, especially when the rich fragrance of spirit grass and flowers assailed their noses.
Once the gate opened, Chen Xiang and Hua Xiangyue could see the beautiful herb garden clearly. There were many flowers and trees inside. Just with one glance, they recognized some extremely rare spirit herbs.
But just as they went in, they saw an elder looking at them with a jovial smile on his face!
Much to their shock and horror, someone was actually inside.