Selecting the Ancient Paths
At first, Hei Lang didn’t think that this was actually the remains left behind by a Buddha. If it hadn’t been for the existence of the Great Earth Immortal Milk, he would have already turned around and left. After all, he wasn’t interested in the things of Buddha Sect. Even if he could obtain any of it, it would be of no use to him and would restrain him instead.
Nevertheless, the temptation of the Great Earth Immortal Milk was just too great, making him feel compelled to stay despite his discomfort. The only reason he stayed was for the Great Earth Immortal Milk. As long as he could get it, his cultivation base would improve by leaps and bounds, and he would have no trouble breaking through to the late Immortal Emperor realm within a short period of time.
“Humph! Lan Lingji, do you believe that I, Hei Lang, will get rid of you in this immortal vault?” Hei Lang snorted coldly.
“Hei Lang, you have desecrated the saint girl. It’s only a matter of time before you die.”
Lan Lingji’s tone turned incomparably cold. The saint girl of Exquisite Paradise was pure, noble and high and mighty. No one had ever dared to desecrate her. Judging from Lan Lingji’s look, if she wasn’t in the immortal vault, she would have sent a deadly blow to Hei Lang.
“Look, the ancient paths!”
At this time, someone yelled. Routes of the ancient paths emerged behind the ancient stone slab. These ancient paths were dense, like paths that led to nothingness. It made people feel ethereal, vaguely illusory and intangible. Each ancient path was like a passageway. Ancient chant came from the inside that made the soul silent and indescribably comfortable.
“The ancient paths are densely intertwined. There are precisely 81 of them. Which one are we going to choose?”
Some people were confused by the structure and couldn’t make up their minds. All 81 ancient paths looked the same. Even their qi was similar. Although there was no difference on the surface, everyone knew that each path was different from the other, and had unimaginable dangers and opportunities.
“These ancient paths seem to be the same, but the actual difference is great. If I’m not mistaken, these ancient paths aren’t as simple as what the Buddha said. Some of these ancient paths will have great opportunities and benefits while the others will be the place of death, full of dangers and traps. If one chose poorly, not only will the person not get the treasure, but also fall into an irrecoverable state.”
The expression of everyone began to turn stern. The immortal vault had been opened. The 81 ancient paths had emerged. Now they were facing the biggest problem of all – choice. Whatever choice they made would decide their fate. Some would be able to obtain treasures and soar to the top, whereas some would die and be buried in this ancient tomb.
“Can’t care that much anymore. We have to make a choice anyway. I will choose this way. I will leave my life to fate.”
Someone couldn’t wait anymore. He leaped forward, selected a path and flew into it. After that, he vanished out of sigh as though he had been devoured by the ancient route, seeming to be very frightening.
“It will all depend on our luck. I believe my luck isn’t that bad. I’m not going to enter the place of death.”
Someone revealed a trace of ruthlessness in his eyes. It wasn’t easy for the immortal vault to emerge. And this was a rare opportunity to any of them. They couldn’t be stopped by danger as there were dangers everywhere in Golden Horizon. If they were afraid of dangers, they shouldn’t have decided to come into the Golden Horizon. As they had all decided to join the expedition, they were people who had certain courage and spirit.
*Swoosh…* *Swoosh…* *Swoosh…*
Each figure flew into different ancient paths like a shooting star. Judging from the surface, there was roughly an equal number of geniuses entering each ancient route. As for those intermediate Immortal Emperors, they hadn’t entered any of the routes yet. They were waiting for the others to go in first before making a decision.
Ye Peng’s eyes sparkled and fell on one of the 81 ancient paths. He intended to find out a thorough information of each path, but was disappointed by the result because he couldn’t sense the situation inside the ancient paths despite casting out all his abilities. Out of helplessness, he simply chose a path and flew towards it.
After Ye Peng disappeared, the others made their selection one after another. They had been waiting for Ye Peng to select first because none of them were willing to go on the same path with him. In this expedition, Ye Peng was the strongest of all, the only late Immortal Emperor and also a figure of the Immortal Court of Mi Luo Immortal Domain. Absolutely not a person to be trifled with. If they and Ye Peng encountered the treasure at the same time, they basically had no way of competing with him.
Jiang Chen moved. Just as he was about to make the step, he was stopped by Dragon Shisan. “Don’t be in such a hurry. Wait until all of them go in first. Master Monkey can find out the situation inside with the Fiery Golden Eyes.”
Upon hearing this, a trace of delight was seen on Jiang Chen’s face. He had totally forgotten about the monkey in this critical moment. Although the ancient paths were mysterious, it was left behind by an ancient Buddha. If Nanbei Chao was here, he would be able to know everything with his Eye of Heaven as well, even though the Eye of Heaven was much more inferior compared to the Fiery Golden Eyes.
In the presence of so many people, Dragon Shisan naturally couldn’t use the Fiery Golden Eyes. He would need to wait until all the people had stepped onto the ancient paths before doing so.
Lan Lingji acted as well. She had chosen the centre most path. She was then followed by Hei Lang after entering the ancient path. It seemed like Hei Lang was waiting for Lan Lingji to select a path. This bastard had sufficient interest in Lan Lingji. It seemed like he would be following Lan Lingji’s footsteps. If there was chance, he would surely act upon her.
Very quickly, roughly two thousand geniuses were gone. All have chosen their own paths. The ancient paths ahead dimmed as though it was vanishing. Dragon Shisan finally made his move. Two golden light shot out from the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda. No one could imagine that these two lights were coming from two eyes and would have such powerful abilities. Across the Heavens and Earth, it was afraid that there was no second ability that could be compared to the Fiery Golden Eyes.
In no time, the Fiery Golden Eyes had swept through the 81 ancient paths and fixed on the centre most path before being withdrawn by Dragon Shisan.
“Where?” Jiang Chen asked.
“Follow the path where Lan Lingji and Hei Lang went. Most of the ancient paths contained certain treasures, but this path has the most weight and the greatest danger. We will choose this path. According to my Fiery Golden Eyes, the evil creatures in this path will be a lot stronger. Once you kill it, it won’t be a problem in repairing the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda.” Dragon Shisan said.
“Monkey, didn’t you deliberately choose a dangerous path just for the sake of repairing the pagoda?” Jiang Chen asked.
“F***! What do you think of me? Go in quick! The ancient paths are going to vanish soon. The affinity with Buddha is the highest in this ancient path. Once you enter it, you will definitely obtain great benefits.” Dragon Shisan spoke glumly.
Jiang Chen nodded. Without hesitation, he turned into a stream of shadow and vanished into the interior of the ancient paths in the blink of an eye. It was precisely the path Lan Lingji and Hei Lang had chosen.
Just as Jiang Chen disappeared, another silhouette appeared in this place. If Jiang Chen hadn’t entered the ancient path, he would know that this person wasn’t a stranger, he was Tyrant.
Tyrant had entered the spatial door at the final moment. After looking casually at the words on the stone slab, he simply picked a path and flew towards it without much contemplation.
After Tyrant vanished, the stone slab and ancient paths disappeared as well. It only showed how lucky Tyrant was. If he came any later, the immortal vault would have already closed and he wouldn’t be able to get in anymore.
On the way in the ancient path, the scene changed greatly, because this wasn’t a path at all but an all-new spatial zone full of mist. It was like a miniature world. Jiang Chen couldn’t help being astonished. The means of a mighty Immortal Venerable was indeed frightening. There were also even smaller spatial zones overlapping with one another in this spatial zone. An Immortal Emperor definitely wouldn’t be able to perform such a feat.
As this was still an illusory space, the path below their legs also looked unreal. The whole spatial zone had a dreary atmosphere that made people uncomfortable.
There must be a passageway to the deepest of the immortal vault at the end of this spatial zone. As long as I can find that passageway, I will be able to find the Great Earth Immortal Milk.
Jiang Chen muttered. All of these spatial zones were connected. It was just that they were all separated by the 81 ancient paths. As a matter of fact, each path was equivalent to one spatial zone. Each spatial zone had a passageway that led to the innermost of the immortal vault. This was what was written on the stone slab – walk the ancient path that you have selected, you will be able to get to the innermost of the vault and acquire the Great Earth Immortal Milk.
Suddenly, a dull roar came from the depths of nothingness. Jiang Chen’s expression turned grim. He knew that this was the voice of an evil creature. The Golden Horizon had existed for too long and had given birth to countless evil creatures that lived in various places. It was imaginable that the evil creature that was born out of the inheritance of an Immortal Venerable must not be weak. Any one of them would be incomparably terrifying. This was an indisputable fact.
Currently, he could only hear the roars of the evil creature, but couldn’t see its figure. He just stood there, motionless. He didn’t care about what kind of evil creature he would face because he was the nemesis of devils. By casting out the Great Soul Derivation Art, and spreading across his spiritual force like a torrent, the evil creature would have no place to hide.
An evil creature baring his fangs rushed out of the void all of a sudden, lunging at Jiang Chen. Jiang Chen clawed with his five fingers which acted like sharp blades, crushing the skull of the evil creature with a ka cha.
“It’s a puny little half-step Immortal Emperor that attacked me.”
Jiang Chen smiled coldly and unleashed the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda. The huge evil creature was turned into a dried corpse in the blink of an eye by the pagoda. This evil creature was merely a half-step Immortal Emperor. Given Jiang Chen’s suppression on the devils, even without using his dragon form, such an evil creature was definitely no match for him, even if there were innumerable number of them.
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