Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 484
Chapter 484: – Ants It was the second formation Li Tianming had encountered .
“Feng, follow me . ” Tianming used his black arm to open a path while Ye Lingfeng watched his back . He remembered the last time he’d done this, he had seen Ye Lingfeng being attacked by Dongyang Fengchen . Furthermore, a figure had appeared behind Tianming .
Time passed . This time, what Tianming saw was Bai Xiaozhu and Situ Yiyi getting touchy with each other . However, over a dozen Theocrats were creeping up on them, including Dongyang Fengcheng .
It was at that moment the formation finally ripped apart . Grabbing hold of Ye Lingfeng’s collar, he pulled him though .
The world changed around him . When they crossed, Tianming found that he was in a sealed palace . It was huge, and didn’t have doors or windows, just a rippling heavenly pattern formation on the floor . This was the formation Tianming had just passed .
Ye Lingfeng suddenly let out a startled gasp .
“What?” Tianming scanned the surroundings . He found that the floor was covered in a luminous powder that was under the omnipresent layer of dust . When he stepped on the dust, the power unexpectedly lit up and released thick spiritual energy .
Outside, the spiritual energy in the tomb was too thin . Cultivation was impossible; the spiritual energy in the tomb was only enough to sustain battling .
Tianming used Lang Huang’s water to wash away the dust, cleaning the floor .
Hidden beneath the dust were countless grain-sized gems!
“Saint crystals!” Ye Lingfeng said emotionally .
“There’s at least a few hundred thousand . We’ve struck it rich!” Tianming smiled .
He continued looking around . Apart from the exit, there was also a big building built of green bricks . It was ten times the size of the others he had come across, with a much bigger wooden door . However, it was heavily damaged, and it looked like a light touch would destroy it .
“Let’s keep the crystals first . Fifty-fifty . ” Tianming decided . He was certain that in the tomb’s entire existence, no one had ever come here before . Else, these crystals would be long gone .
These crystals would be enough for him and Ye Lingfeng for a long, long time .
“I’ll take a look . ” Tianming went to the building built from green bricks and gave the door a light prod . However, it was utterly sturdy, and he found he couldn’t budge it .
Tianming finally relaxed .
“Feng, there’s no rush to leave here . ”
“Our purpose in the tomb is to survive . Since probably no one else can get in here, it’s safe and I don’t need to worry about you getting killed . So, let’s just stay here until the end .
“Alright . ” Ye Lingfeng’s expression flickered .
Tianming was aware that since that existence had lured him here, it wouldn’t just let him go when the tomb opened . However, since it wasn’t rushing, neither would Tianming . He was patient enough to wait here .
For Ye Lingfeng, all he needed for cultivation was saint crystals . With eighty thousand souls working together, any comprehension was quickly mastered, giving him an incredible speed of improvement .
As for Tianming, his path was more messy . He needed to slowly master the Grand-Orient Sword and Imperial Will to enrich his heavenly will . That was the only way for him to grow as a saint .
Within the Grand-Orient Sword, the light gold and black gates were open, and the heavenly patterns on them were gathering . The black arm’s awakening was allowing Tianming to grasp them, giving him access to better Imperial Will .
“When Autarch Qian perished, infighting began among the princes . The people suffered, and misfortune reached even the sects of nine realms . ” Tianming’s experiences of the last week were beneficial to his Imperial Will, and allowed him to examine his own path .
Next was his Invincible Sword Body . He took his voidspace stone, from which he began to absorb Invincible Sword Ki . Fortunately, he had Ying Huo to accompany him through the process, so it wasn’t too tedious .
Time progressed as they grew stronger, their cries of pain punctuating the air .
Ye Lingfeng screened them off, lest his mind blow up from the annoyance .
Fortunately, they were indoors here, or their cries would have drawn people over .
Twenty days passed like that .
Both of them rose a level, with Tianming reaching fifth-level Earth Saint, while Ye Lingfeng reached the eighth .
“I wonder if I can fight a sky saint now with Ling’er’s help?” Tianming still had a deep impression of Dongyang Yunyi’s suppression on him the previous time .
The number of Invincible Sword Ki Tianming had assimilated had risen to over six hundred, and Ying Huo now had three hundred and fifty .
Are we going out?” Ye Lingfeng asked .
“Not unless the tomb opens a door out,” Tianming replied . However, he still felt unsettled, for that existence hadn’t appeared yet .
That was when an ear-splitting sound of wood scraping against wood filled the air . Tianming turned around in surprise and saw the wooden door from the green-brick house was slowly opening!
A terrifying aura began leaking out from inside, as if some devil was behind the door .
“Lets go!” Tianming immediately reacted and tore apart the formation, and the two quickly scrambled out .
“I’m going to kill you . ” At the last moment, those words came from the door .
When they passed through the formation, the sensation finally stopped . However, they still had goosebumps .
“It was like seeing a ghost!” Tianming laughed awkwardly .
Tianming noticed they were back in the previous passageway . However, the tracks they had left in the dust were completely gone . This was a strange place that didn’t follow any logic .
Tianming took out his sword and used all his strength to leave a mark on the wall .
“What are you doing?”
“Leaving a mark so we don’t accidentally go back inside . ” Whatever was inside could have crawled out by now .
“Let’s go . ”
Five days later . . . .
“Brother Tianming, ants . ”
Tianming waked forward, and noticed at the fork ahead, the left side had a dense mass of black ants crawling on the ground .
“There’s living things here?” Tianming picked one up doubtfully . The ant wasn’t a demon beast, and seemed ordinary, if a bit big .
However, when Tianming applied some pressure, the ant turned into a drop of blood . He proceeded to take a step forward, and the ants under his foot turned into a smear of blood .
“These aren’t real ants . They’re made of blood . ” Tianming scanned them using his Insightful Eye, but they still appeared as ants .
“Where are they crawling to?” Ye Lingfeng asked .
“Let’s see . ”
They proceeded cautiously . However, they hadn’t expected the trail to be so long—they hadn’t reached the end even after an hour .
That was when they suddenly smelled blood .
The two exchanged a look and slowed down, arriving at an intersection where two people lay unmoving .
“Little Zhu, Sis Yiyi!” Tianming’s expression changed and he hurried over .
When he got close, Feiling yelped—the two were now corpses!
Their flesh was already gone, and only their bones and skin were left . The only thing keeping their human shape was a mass of ants inside their body . There were at least tens of thousands of them inside, all visible through their eyes, nose, and mouth .
The scene was very miserable, and Tianming felt his gut churn . He sucked in a deep breath and his eyes turned slightly bloodshot .