Chapter 367: Pagoda and Scepter
[Do you want to Sign-In before the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation?]
Lin Jiufeng signed in without hesitation. He had followed the main group and had been hiding all this time. Wasn’t this because he wanted to come here and take a look at the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation?
Lin Jiufeng felt that the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation and the Life-Reversing Great Dao Array Formation were the same existence.
But one was positive and the other was negative.
Or rather, the Life-Reversing Great Dao Array Formation and the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation both had opposite meanings.
The Life-Reversing Great Array Formation could reverse life, turn living people into undead creatures, and turn a stone statue into a living person.
The Life-Reversing Great Dao Array Formation had infinite possibilities. When used, it could devour the enemy and change their life forms.
Then, what about the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation?
Lin Jiufeng was looking forward to it.
He said solemnly, “Sign in!”
[Sign-In successful. Received the activation method of the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation!]
This notification delighted Lin Jiufeng. Sure enough, it was as he had guessed.
He controlled the activation method of the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation now.
‘The Well of Heaven Ascension is too terrifying. It’s like a black hole that can pierce through the world, making one tremble. Even though I’ve broken through to the Immortal King Realm, my entire body still chills. Let these skeletons explore it. I’ll go and explore the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation instead.’ Lin Jiufeng calculated carefully in his heart. He was currently hiding in the dark and had always been careful not to be discovered. Then, he could take the opportunity to understand the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation.
No one would know anyway.
Moreover, everyone’s attention was now on the Well of Heaven Ascension. Not many people would pay attention to the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation buried in the surrounding mountains.
Even if they paid attention, they didn’t have a way to activate it, so this was a blessed period for Lin Jiufeng.
“I’m going to explore the surrounding mountains. Are you guys going to stay here or follow me?” Lin Jiufeng asked Black Skeleton, White Skeleton, and Elder Universe.
If they were concerned about the Well of Heaven Ascension, then they should stay here. Lin Jiufeng was very open-minded and wouldn’t force them.
“I’ll follow you,” Black Skeleton said without hesitation.
“I’ll follow you too,” White Skeleton said immediately.
They weren’t stupid. They knew that they hadn’t broken through to the Five-Colored Skeleton Realm yet. They were useless here.
Among the thousand-plus skeletons here, there wasn’t a single golden soul flame skeleton except for the two of them. The rest were all five-colored skeletons at least.
Moreover, these skeletons didn’t just newly enter the Five-Colored Skeleton Realm.
There were even seven crystal skeletons, a bone dragon, and an Elder Universe.
Surrounded by these powerhouses, Black Skeleton and White Skeleton were both very smart. They chose to follow the Immortal King Lin who had always created miracles.
Elder Universe said softly, “I’ll follow you too. The Well of Heaven Ascension has been discovered, but it’s not that easy to enter. Back then, I personally witnessed the scene of the King of the Netherworld killing countless enemies in front of the Well of Heaven Ascension. If they rashly enter, they will suffer a huge loss.”
When Lin Jiufeng heard this, he didn’t hesitate. He no longer followed the large group of skeletons. He concealed his aura and body and entered the large circle of mountains surrounding the Well of Heaven Ascension.
The Well of Heaven Ascension was very majestic, very broad, and also very domineering. It was as if a hole had opened in the depths of the earth, leading to the ground. A terrifying aura rolled in the Well of Heaven Ascension. This aura didn’t come out, but the surrounding huge stones seemed to be stained with blood, emitting an evil aura.
But the skeletons of the Death Realm no longer cared about these things.
They were so excited that they forgot everything.
“The mortal realm, that long-lost mortal realm, my hometown.”
“I’ve been trapped in the Death Realm for 20,000 years. After I died back then, I thought that my soul would disintegrate and be returned to the world. Who would have thought that I would come to the Death Realm and become like this? I’ve lived for 20,000 years, living a life worse than death. The mortal realm must have changed drastically.”
“My family, my lover, my children…”
“I finally have a chance to return to the mortal realm that I loved deeply.”
“When I was alive, I thought that the mortal realm was a purgatory, but after I died, I felt that the mortal realm was a sanctuary.”
“All of you just ignore me. I want to return to the mortal realm. My lover is still waiting for me.”
No matter who it was, as long as they were five-colored skeletons, they were all from the mortal realm. They could also reproduce skeletons in the Death Realm, but as long as they were skeletons from the mortal realm, they were more against this kind of thing.
Especially the five-colored skeletons that had awakened their memories. They didn’t leave behind any so-called descendants in the Death Realm.
Their hearts still yearned for the mortal realm.
Hence, when the news of the Well of Heaven Ascension came, all the five-colored skeletons became excited.
No matter what they were doing or who they were, they would put down everything and follow the main group into the depths of the vast wasteland. They would overcome all obstacles and shatter everything in their way to find the Well of Heaven Ascension.
Now, the Well of Heaven Ascension was right in front of them. Countless skeletons were so excited that they were incoherent. Their soul flames danced to express their excitement. If they were made of flesh and blood, a large group of people would be covered in tears and unable to control themselves.
There were even five-colored skeletons that rushed straight for the Well of Heaven Ascension. They couldn’t suppress their longing for home. The urge to return to the mortal realm suppressed their rationality.
But in the very next moment, a huge golden crocodile crawled out of the Well of Heaven Ascension. It looked coldly at the five-colored skeleton that was charging over.
The golden crocodile stabilized its body and spat out.
In an instant, the world shook like thunder. The mountains and ravines were trembling, and some tall mountains directly collapsed.
With the Well of Heaven Ascension as the center, only the mountain range surrounding it was unscathed. The surrounding mountains in the outer areas were all shattered.
At this moment, tens of thousands of small crocodiles flew over densely in the sky. They transformed into a rain of black light swords that pierced the void and directly stabbed this five-colored skeleton to death. It was nailed to the front of the Well of Heaven Ascension. It looked at the path in front that led to the mortal world with extreme unwillingness. Finally, its soul flame was extinguished.
This change dampened the mood of the five-colored skeletons, instantly calming them down.
As for the seven crystal skeletons, including the bone dragon, they stood still and watched carefully.
The crystal skeleton of the Giant City said, “According to the old legends, there’s a golden crocodile living in the Well of Heaven Ascension. It’s the crocodile ancestor of the ancient era. Everyone has always treated it as a legend. I didn’t expect it to be true.”
“The legend might be fake and exaggerated, but it’s not baseless. This crocodile ancestor is very powerful,” the crystal skeleton of the Asura City said.
“What do we do now?” The crystal skeleton of the Beast King City asked.
“We are now in the same boat. Once we are separated, those few pieces of trash from the Immortal Court will definitely make a move on us. Moreover, the Well of Heaven Ascension is in front. Everyone wants to leave the Death Realm and return to the mortal realm. Then, let’s make an agreement now and establish an alliance. How about it?” The crystal skeleton of the Hundred Battles City sent a voice transmission.
“Sure, I agree to establish an alliance agreement. Although everyone has grudges against each other because of the bone pagoda, we have no life and death grudges after all. Moreover, we have known each other for so many years. In addition, the Immortal Court has killed the most powerful five-colored skeletons under us. All of these things added up are enough for us to join forces.” The crystal skeleton of the Giant City immediately agreed.
“Once we join forces and summon the bone pagoda, we will use the power of the pagoda to suppress the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court and crush them!” The crystal skeleton of the Giant City added.
Actually, the crystal skeleton of these four ancient cities discovered a pagoda in the early years. It was very powerful. The four crystal skeletons tried to gain control of it frantically, but in the end, each of them gained control of a portion of it. No one monopolized it.
For this reason, the ownership of the pagoda became a problem between them. Until now, after the crystal skeleton from Giant City proposed it, the other three immediately agreed.
“That’s indeed the case. I have no objections either. Let’s join forces and form a powerful force. Activate the bone pagoda and kill the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court. Then, we will enter the mortal realm. That will be our success. Now that we have found the Well of Heaven Ascension, we can’t miss this opportunity.” The crystal skeleton of the Beast King City also agreed.
“Then, should we deal with the bone dragon? It has an undeniable responsibility for the death of the four level nine five-colored skeletons.” The crystal skeleton of Asura City asked.
“Not for now. Once we force the bone dragon and the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court to join forces, we won’t be a match for them. Then, we will be at a disadvantage and will be very passive. Now, we have to rope in the bone dragon.” The crystal skeleton of the Giant City rejected and advised.
The crystal skeletons of the Beast King City and Hundred Battles City also thought so. After all, they had already fought intensely with the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court. There was no possibility of reconciliation, so it was natural to deal with them.
At this moment, they shouldn’t provoke the bone dragon.
The bone dragon was too powerful. To them, it was also a tough nut to crack. After all, it was from the Dragon Race and a half-step crystal skeleton. It wasn’t easy to deal with it either.
“Then I’ll contact the bone dragon and rope it in. If possible, we can join forces with it to kill the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court to prevent future troubles,” the crystal skeleton of the Beast King City said coldly.
They truly wanted to kill the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court.
The other three crystal skeletons agreed and let the crystal skeleton of the Beast King City contact the bone dragon to see its attitude.
Over here, the crystal skeleton of the Beast King City contacted the bone dragon.
“Do you want to kill the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court?” The crystal skeleton of the Beast King City was very direct. It asked the question simply. A simple sentence made the soul flame of the bone dragon change.
The bone dragon pondered for a moment and replied, “When do we make our move?”
It was also very direct. It directly asked when they would make a move.
The crystal skeleton of the Beast King City was overjoyed. “Anytime.”
They were all direct people. Without discussing anything else, they settled the matter with a few words.
“Then let’s do it.” The bone dragon was very crazy. As it spoke, it flicked its tail and smashed towards the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court.
The bone dragon’s huge body was like a thick mountain ridge. It immediately brandished its tail and rushed into the sky before crashing down ruthlessly.
This was something unexpected and out of the blue.
The Well of Heaven Ascension was right in front of their eyes, especially when a huge golden crocodile ancestor that resembled a mountain had just appeared. Everyone’s attention was on it. No one expected that the bone dragon would actually make trouble at this moment.
Even the three crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court who were attacked were shocked. They hurriedly retreated, shocked and angry.
The bone dragon smashed down with its tail, causing the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court to avoid it. It smashed onto the mountain range, and the mountain range instantly trembled. Large amounts of rubble collapsed down the mountain, and even the mountain range trembled.
“Bone Dragon, are you crazy?”
“The Well of Heaven Ascension is right in front of you. Instead of thinking about how to enter the mortal realm, you attacked us. Are you crazy?”
“Bone Dragon, you haven’t even completely broken through to the Crystal Skeleton Realm, yet you still dare to be so impudent?”
The three crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court shouted in surprise and anger. Their auras instantly erupted as they stared at the bone dragon, killing intent spreading.
The surrounding five-colored skeletons watched in surprise. They were all thinking about how to return to the mortal realm. They didn’t expect the bone dragon to actually start a fight.
But the bone dragon didn’t answer. The raging flames in its eyes were cold and terrifying.
Although it didn’t say anything, everyone could see that the bone dragon had an inextinguishable hatred for the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court.
But before the bone dragon could continue its attack, the four crystal skeletons that had just formed an alliance also attacked.
Four deafening shouts smashed down like the sound of the Great Dao collapsing.
Accompanied by four powerful shouts, a huge mountain collapsed in the depths of the vast wasteland. Its might was vast and attracted the attention of countless beings.
After the mountain collapsed, a pagoda flew out and slowly rose.
This was a bone pagoda that emitted a terrifying might. It was activated by the joint efforts of the crystal skeletons of the four ancient cities.
At this moment, the four crystal skeletons exerted strength together and activated the five-layered bone pagoda. They suppressed it forward, wanting to destroy the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court in one go.
The bone pagoda crushed over in the air. Wherever it passed, everything turned into primal chaos. No one could stop it. Everyone watched in surprise.
This pagoda was lustrous and pure white. It was made from the bones of a supreme existence.
This kind of bone was the most precious and couldn’t be sought after, only obtainable through pure luck. After a top powerhouse disintegrated into the Dao, its other bones would all be reduced to ashes. Only the toughest Great Dao Bone would remain.
But it was impossible for a single Great Dao Bone to be crafted into such a pagoda.
Hence, this bone pagoda was made from countless Great Dao Bones. One could imagine how terrifying it was.
This pagoda gathered the essence of the Great Dao Bones. After countless tempering, it was finally formed after being refined by a mysterious person for countless years. It transformed into the current bone pagoda. It was a rare treasure in the world.
It had been more than 10,000 years since it was discovered by the four crystal skeletons and finally made its appearance now.
At this moment, the pagoda swallowed and spat out the endless killing intent in the Death Realm. The killing intent descended from the pagoda’s body, looking extremely terrifying. It transformed into an immortal god that swooped down. Its destructive power was beyond imagination, covering the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court beneath it.
With this huge impact, the bone pagoda condensed killing intent and transformed it into a terrifying Killing God that descended. It was simply invincible, shocking all the five-colored skeletons.
At this moment, even a fool knew that the crystal skeletons of the four ancient cities and the bone dragon had joined forces. They had discussed together that they would kill the three crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court first.
That terrifying killing intent!
That terrifying pagoda!
That terrifying enemy!
At this moment, it wanted the lives of the crystal skeletons from the Immortal Court.
Even Lin Jiufeng, who had entered the mountain range, was alarmed.
“I just left and they started fighting.” In the mountain range, Lin Jiufeng saw the crystal bone pagoda through the dense trees.
He couldn’t help but be surprised by the might and horror of this pagoda. It made him feel that even the General Appointing Platform or the Light of the Homes couldn’t compare to it for the time being.
‘Perhaps it’s because of the strength of the person activating it. These are four crystal skeletons activating it together. If I use the four crystal skeletons to activate the General Appointing Platform, it will definitely be very powerful too. It won’t be much weaker than this bone pagoda.’ Lin Jiufeng thought in his heart and wiped out the false feeling from before.
“They are fighting. I have to go and take a look. If the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court are being killed, I have to participate too and add insult to injury.” Elder Universe couldn’t sit still anymore. He hated these crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court to death. Now that he had a chance to witness their death, how could he not go?
Not to mention the opportunity to add insult to injury.
Hence, he didn’t care about his strength that had yet to recover. He immediately rushed out of the Immortal Slaying Sword.
Lin Jiufeng didn’t stop him and let him leave. Instead, he casually threw the Immortal Slaying Sword to Elder Universe.
“Take it. The Immortal Slaying Sword is infinitely powerful. You can protect yourself with it,” Lin Jiufeng said.
Elder Universe chuckled and didn’t decline. He thanked Lin Jiufeng and then decisively rushed out, waiting for an opportunity to make a move.
Lin Jiufeng just took another look at the bone pagoda. This was the best treasure he had seen in the Death Realm.
After he was done with looking at it, he wholeheartedly sensed the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation buried deep in the mountain range.
Using his feet to measure the earth, mountains, and feeling the pulse of the earth’s core, grasping the meaning of life.
Then, execute the activation method of the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation and activate this huge Life Force Great Dao Array Formation.
Merge it into his body!
This was what Lin Jiufeng wanted to do now, the same as integrating the Life-Reversing Great Dao Array Formation into his body in the mortal realm.
It was just that Lin Jiufeng was very weak back then and was only at the Mystic Immortal Realm.
The current Lin Jiufeng was already at the Immortal King Realm.
Moreover, he was at the second heaven of the Immortal King Realm.
Of course, the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation buried deep in the mountain range in front of him was also different from the Life-Reversing Great Dao Array Formation that he had obtained in the mortal realm.
The Life-Reversing Great Dao Array Formation obtained in the mortal realm wasn’t authentic. It was copied by someone else.
Moreover, compared to this mountain range in front of him, the Broken Cliff Mountain Range in the mortal world was a loach compared to a dragon.
‘This is the true Life Force Great Dao Array Formation. It should have been personally carved by the person who invented this array formation. It’s definitely authentic.’ Lin Jiufeng compared it in his heart.
It was very difficult to integrate this into a spiritual body.
Lin Jiufeng had to do this.
“I have the experience of integrating the Life-Reversing Great Dao Array Formation into my body. I can stop the damage in time. If there’s really a problem, I can cut it off. Even if there’s a small loss, it’s still okay.”
“Once I integrate with the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation, the improvement to my strength will definitely be huge. Then, when I return to the mortal realm, I can also face the Seven Races of the Ancient Age.”
With this in mind, Lin Jiufeng didn’t care about the battle that was happening outside. He focused on activating the Life Force Great Dao Array Formation.
Outside, the battle instantly broke out.
The bone pagoda smashed down. Its killing intent transformed into a God of Killing that pounced over.
It was aggressive-looking.
But the crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court weren’t someone to be trifled with.
They worked together and summoned a golden scepter.
This golden scepter erupted with a huge force, directly dissipating the God of Killing.
Then, this aura even rushed into the sky, representing the will of the world. It made the surging killing intent in the Death Realm boil like a tsunami, and the vast wasteland that spanned millions of miles trembled.
“What? That’s…” Many skeletons present were alarmed when they saw this scene.
This divine scepter had an extremely terrifying killing intent that made many five-colored skeletons tremble, and they couldn’t help but submit.
“This is the supreme scepter of the Heavenly Court. It is now emitting a supreme divine might. With the activation of the crystal skeletons, it has completely awakened!” The bone dragon let out a long roar. It recognized the origins of this scepter and shouted fiercely.
Back then, among the top magic treasures of the Immortal Court, the Eternal Dragon Boat was one, and this supreme scepter was also one.
But now, it was different. Under the full stimulation and operation of the three crystal skeletons, the scepter was resplendent. It was as if it brought with it a mountain of corpses and a sea of blood and appeared in this world, making all the living beings’ souls tremble.
“How many years has it been? I’ve finally seen the supreme divine artifact of the Heavenly Court shine and appear again…” A crystal skeleton of the Immortal Court trembled in excitement.
“This is… the supreme scepter of the ancient Heavenly Court?!” The crystal skeletons of the four ancient cities were shocked.
But then, they immediately activated the bone pagoda and directly pressed down.
“No matter what this scepter is, we’re going to kill you guys today!!!”
The crystal skeleton of the Beast King City roared.
Its soul flame surged as it stared at the three crystal skeletons of the Immortal Court.