80 Years Of Signing-In At The Cold Palace, I Am Unrivalled - Chapter 26
Chapter 26: Relic Treasure
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Lin Jiufeng was more curious about what these few people were doing at this Cold Palace.
It has been five years since he had a visitor in the Cold Palace.
However—the master of this Cold Palace—Lin Jiufeng didn’t kill them at first sight.
He watched them from afar, wanting to figure out what they were planning on doing in the Cold Palace.
‘Among them, there are only two people that I need to pay attention to.’
‘An old man whose vital and life energy is in decline. He looks like a mummy but this is just his appearance. There is a huge blood pill in his dantian, once activated he will instantly be able to return to his peak.’
‘The other one looks like a hoodlum with ample vital and life energy. These two are in the Martial Sage Realm.’
‘Other than the two of them, the rest are nothing to worry about.’
Lin Jiufeng murmured in his heart.
Strictly speaking, he didn’t actually have to worry about Corpse Elder and Butcher.
But they were still Martial Sages…
Lin Jiufeng had to show them some respect due to their prestige.
“This Cold Palace of mine is already so dilapidated. Other than having an area of extremely negative energy deep underground, there’s only the ruin of the Chasing Corpse Sect…”
Lin Jiufeng guessed the background of the other party.
It was because this scene already happened 15 years ago.
Back then, two members of the Chasing Corpse Sect snuck inside the Cold Palace, looking for the corpse of the Chasing Corpse Sect’s Patriarch.
They were discovered by Lin Jiufeng.
He killed those two people and even turned the corpse of the Chasing Corpse Sect’s Patriarch into Nameless who was now a guardian of the Yuhua God Dynasty.
Lin Jiufeng remembered this matter vividly.
He also remembered the conversation of those two back then.
They said the Chasing Corpse Sect was planning to come to light and reveal themselves into the world 10 years later.
Lin Jiufeng has been waiting for them all this time.
To think that it would take the Chasing Corpse Sect—fifteen years before they dared to send another batch of their people into the Cold Palace.
“I acquired Nameless back then, thanks to you people. I wonder, what will I obtain from you all this time?” Lin Jiufeng observed the intruders with both of his hands behind his back. He didn’t disturb them in their exploration.
He just watched.
Even the Martial Sages did not sense Lin Jiufeng’s gaze.
They were focused on their tasks at hand as they took all sorts of measurements in the Cold Palace, searching for the specific location of what they were looking for.
Butcher and Corpse Elder were in charge of the situation. The others were just convenient tools for them to use. They were only here because they were necessary to find the relic treasures of the Chasing Corpse Sect.
Butcher looked helplessly at his subordinates who were engrossed in their search.
He couldn’t help but ask, “Say, why didn’t the old ancestor bring the relic treasures away?”
He simply didn’t understand.
Wouldn’t it be for the best if the old ancestor took the treasures away with him when the Chasing Corpse Sect moved away back then? If that happened, then they wouldn’t have to take the risk of coming to the imperial capital to look for the treasures in secret.
They didn’t dare to make a stir.
They were afraid that a streak of sword energy would suddenly come flying in their way.
Corpse Elder heard Butcher’s complaints.
After looking around, he said in a low voice. “The sect elders all claimed that the initial move away from this place was because they felt that this place was unsuitable for the sect. Do you believe that?”
“Bullsh*t!” Butcher only had this one word in response.
“Our Chasing Corpse Sect was established more than a thousand years ago, we earned glory 800 years ago and it lasted for more than 200 years.”
“At that time, among the mountains of the world and the famous rivers, which of them were unsuitable for burying the corpses of our Chasing Corpse Sect?”
“Because we got too complacent with snatching bodies from all places subsequently, we incurred the wrath of the public. Those on the orthodox path and the demonic sects took advantage of that to join their forces in an alliance to deal with us.”
“Even the imperial court suppressed us, driving us away like a pack of disowned dogs.”
“We were forced to move our sect away. But we were in too much of a hurry that we didn’t even dig out the corpse of our Patriarch. Some of our relic treasures were also left and forgotten amidst the haste.”
Butcher pursed his lips and shared a section of the past.
The past of the Chasing Corpse Sect.
The Chasing Corpse Sect from those days of yore had grown too complacent due to their uninhibited growth. They snatched bodies from all places to the extent that they incurred the unanimous anger of the masses.
The Yuhua God Dynasty was founded 400 years ago.
The Yuhua God Dynasty was only established after the Chasing Corpse Sect moved away.
With the previous area left by the Chasing Corpse Sect serving as their imperial capital, they continuously expanded their territories.
As for that prince that constructed the Cold Palace.
The truth was that he was a victim.
He was deceived and treated this area of extremely negative energy that was the ruins of the Chasing Corpse Sect as a treasured place.
The palace was built.
The exterior was magnificent, but the interior remained superficial.
No one even bothered to clean up the interior of the Chasing Corpse Sect’s ruins.
Then, that prince’s health gradually declined.
His luck also worsened and he soon committed a huge blunder.
Until now, this place became the famous Cold Palace.
Lin Jiufeng eavesdropped on the conversation of the two from a spot not too far away from them.
He was already so close, yet the two Martial Sages didn’t notice him.
This proved Lin Jiufeng’s true capabilities.
Even though the three of them were at the Profound Insight step of the Martial Sage Realm, the true gap between them was similar to the gap between the sky and the sea. They couldn’t be compared with each other at all.
“As you have said, we were being driven away back then.”
“We couldn’t take these things, so we left them here, thinking that we’re going to make our return in the future anyway. But the Yuhua God Dynasty was established following that, our Chasing Corpse Sect also went into turmoil and we had to move into the shadows.”
“Up till now, we still haven’t retrieved them,” said Corpse Elder.
“Then, what exactly are there in the so-called relic treasure beneath this palace?”
Butcher asked softly.
Lin Jiufeng listened seriously.
He wanted to know too.
This was his territory after all. If there were treasures, they naturally belonged to him.
“The so-called relic treasure is just a way of saying it.”
“We established the sect here because we discovered that there was a palace with extreme negative energy at the bottom of this area with its doors tightly shut. However, the sect had to move away before we got the chance to explore it.” Corpse Elder lowered his voice as he explained.
Their voices were very—very soft—afraid of outsiders eavesdropping on their conversation.
Lin Jiufeng was somewhat far away.
He took a few steps forward and arrived at a measly distance of five meters from them.
However, they still didn’t discover Lin Jiufeng’s presence.
At this moment, Lin Jiufeng pulled the world’s energies that he had tried his best to understand over these five years onto himself.
Indescribable waves instantly devoured Lin Jiufeng.
The waves made him blend with the universe.
Universe and Human as one!
As Lin Jiufeng stood there, he became one with the universe.
So long as he didn’t speak or execute a technique, these two people wouldn’t be able to detect his presence.
Of course, Lin Jiufeng’s current limit was at five meters.
If these two weren’t at the Martial Sage Realm, even if Lin Jiufeng were to attack them right in front of their eyes. They would never discover his presence even in the slightest.
Butcher exclaimed in surprise. “I see. Then, we should go and open up that place right away, so we can bring the treasures away.”
Upon the mention of treasures, Butcher’s mood was uplifted.
“We came here to survey, that’s it. Once we’ve found that place, we have to return and report it to the Sect Leader. He will come here personally.” Corpse Elder shook his head, extinguishing Butcher’s hope of retrieving the treasures by himself.
Butcher mumbled, “Then, we’ll wait for the Sect Leader to come here before opening it.”
“In any case, leaving those treasures in the Cold Palace is quite safe…”
“No one will disturb them, and we also have a dethroned crown prince keeping guard for us,” said Corpse Elder with a smile.
“Yes, that dethroned crown prince probably still has no idea that there are so many secrets hidden below this Cold Palace.” Butcher also smiled.
Watching their subordinates doing their jobs was a little boring, so they made fun of Lin Jiufeng.
But unbeknownst to them, that same Lin Jiufeng that they were mocking was standing just five meters away from them. He stood there as he watched them coldly.
“Just continue to be smug for a while…”
“I’ll wait until your subordinates are done inspecting before I’ll settle the scores with you two.”
Lin Jiufeng remained calm as usual.
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After searching for about four hours, someone finally reported.
“We have found the entrance to the underground passage!”
The eyes of Butcher and Corpse Elder lit up. They walked over in a hurry.
Lin Jiufeng’s eyes also brightened. He leisurely followed the two in their footsteps.