Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 487
Chapter 487: – The Top Saint Beastial WeaponThree days later . . . .
“Damn it, more ants!”
Overcome with boredom, Ying Huo stared at the creepy ants on the ground as he relaxed . Tianming picked up a few, stretched out his hand, and squeezed them . The ants turned into blood droplets once more . Looking up, Tianming noticed that the ant colony was marching deep into the dark passage .
“Is this another means of attracting people to move toward a key location? What will be at the end this time? Two more corpses?” Tianming narrowed his eyes .
“I don’t know,” said Ye Lingfeng .
Over the past three days, Tianming had chanced upon several other Divine Tomb Formations . Despite breaking through them, he failed to find a similar sealed area like before .
“Should we follow them?” asked Ye Lingfeng .
“What do you think?” Tianming replied .
“I want to kill the Theocrats . ”
The presence of the ant colony here meant that they might also appear in other places . Thus, it was entirely possible to bump into other Theocrats .
“Alright then, perhaps we’ll meet others . We can ask what they’ve experienced in the Tomb of the Ancients,” said Tianming .
With that decision made, they followed the ants .
Two hours later, they seemed to see the end of the ant trail . There was light at the end of the passage . This was the first time Tianming had come across light in the tomb . The two exchanged a meaningful look, slowed down, and quietly approached .
From within the light came a noise that sounded like something was being struck . Without the slightest sound, the two leaned against the wall to avoid revealing their whereabouts . The light in front of them grew brighter and brighter . By the time they reached the end, before them was a huge underground palace .
The palace was spherical in shape with thousands of openings in the walls, which meant that thousands of passages converged here . Tianming’s eyes swept across the room and noticed ants marching out of most passages, then climbing to the bottom of the underground palace and gathering in a sea of ants . Billions of ants piled up together, creating a hair-raising scene .
In the center of the ant heap was a pillar formed by ants . And above the pillar was a transparent, spherical heavenly pattern formation that was only about fifty centimeters in diameter . The contents of the formation were visible . Though they were too far away to see clearly, it looked like a dagger .
“Who is that?”
They saw a familiar person attacking the heavenly pattern formation, hoping to remove the contents . Upon closer look, it was Chen Jinghong, the number one disciple of the Decimo Dao Palace, with his lifebound beast, a Blood-Eyed Nightfiend Eagle nearby . It was a huge, black eagle surging with devilish ki . Cold and sharp, it was a fighting machine in the air . This was a seventh-order empyrean beast with a total of seventy-six stars in its eyes, quite a feat for someone their age .
Armed with a black pike, Chen Jinghong attacked the heavenly pattern formation alongside his Blood-Eyed Nighfiend Eagle . The pike constantly caused ripples in the formation, so it appeared their attempts might eventually be successful .
Using his Insightful Eye, Tianming could clearly see the dagger in the formation . It was blood-red, similar to the Infernal Bloodsoul Daggers, with a hilt that was ten centimeters long and a body twice that . The hilt was black, and the blade crimson .
As Tianming’s gaze rested on the dagger that resembled a bloody star-filled sky, he was shocked to find ninety-nine crimson stars moving, forming strange blood-red heavenly patterns .
“Big Brother, I’ve read about this saint beastial weapon in the ancient books of the Decimo Dao Palace,” Feiling said with some excitement .
“Tell me about it . ”
“It’s called the Crimsonblood Galaxy, a saint beastial weapon with ninety-nine saintly heavenly patterns, also known as the most powerful saint beastial weapon . ”
“The blood-red heavenly patterns are saintly heavenly patterns?”
“Yes, most saintly heavenly patterns are white, but there are other colors . Beyond saintly heavenly patterns, you can no longer distinguish the level according to the color,” Feiling explained .
No matter what color they were, the difference between saintly heavenly patterns and ordinary heavenly patterns would be clear at a glance .
“Ninety-nine, close to the limit of a hundred . ” Tianming was astonished .
“Yes, if you exclude divine artifacts, such as the Grand-Orient Sword, the best weapons throughout the Theocracy have about eighty saintly heavenly patterns at most . I doubt you’d find a weapon with more than ninety saintly heavenly patterns . ”
“The Crimsonblood Galaxy is quite precious . ”
“Yes, the materials used to forge this weapon—both saint spirit ores and spirit hazards—have ninety-nine saintly heavenly patterns . It’s also forged with the blood of a ninth-order demon beast . Since there isn’t one in the entire kingdom, it’s clear this weapon originated elsewhere,” added Feiling .
“Then why’s there a record of it in the ancient books of the Decimo Dao Palace?”
“The Decimo Dao Palace has a long history . It existed long before the Theocracy, and slowly migrated here . There are a few records about the Flameyellow Continent in the ancient books left behind . After all, the Theocracy is only part of the Flameyellow Continent, which is a large territory,” said Feiling .
“I see . ”
Although the Crimsonblood Galaxy wasn’t a divine artifact like the Grand-Orient Sword, it was definitely the top beastial weapon in the Theocracy . For many, the Crimsonblood Galaxy would be more effective than the Grand-Orient Sword .
However, Chen Jinghong was currently fighting for the treasure, and he was a brother disciple of the dao palace, hence Tianming’s hesitation . Should he seize it? While he was contemplating, a noise came from another passage .
From the passage left of Tianming appeared four people, three of whom were juniors of the Theocrats and the Saint Martial Manor . And the man in the middle with half a black face and overwhelming majesty was clearly the crown prince, Dongyang Fengchen . He had obviously been drawn by the ants as well .
“Chen Jinghong, the treasure belongs to me, and so does your life!” Dongyang Fengchen smiled sinisterly .
“How fearless! Now that your grandfather is dead and your father is fighting Jiang Ling, you still dare provoke the Dao Palace?” Chen Jinghong frowned . Success was in sight, but at this critical moment, the one he was most reluctant to face had suddenly appeared .
“So what if I provoke you?” Dongyang Fengchen sneered .
“In this tomb, you’re the only one capable of killing me . If I die, they’ll know it was you,” said Chen Jinghong .
“You’re wrong . This time, there’s been strange changes in the tomb . What can they do if I insist you were killed by the tomb?” Dongyang Fengchen stood before him, face to face .
Chen Jinghong could already feel the tremendous pressure . Although they were peers, and the strongest talents of the Theocrats and Dao Palace respectively, it seemed Dongyang Fengchen was much stronger .
“Have you made more progress?” Chen Jinghong frowned .
“Yes, you’ll never catch up . ”
“Let’s go!” Chen Jinghong decisively summoned his lifebound beast and rushed out of their encirclement, exiting through the passage .
“Don’t bother chasing him!” shouted Dongyang Fengchen . His gaze fell upon the Crimsonblood Galaxy . “Let’s get the treasure first . We have plenty of opportunities to kill him . ”
“Your Highness is wise . ”
“What treasure is this? It has ninety-nine saintly heavenly patterns!”
“Your Highness, you’re very lucky . If we were any slower, Chen Jinghong would’ve left with the treasure . ”
“Who would’ve thought there’d still be such a precious treasure here, especially since the tomb has been opened so many times . Has no one been here before?”
“I’ve never heard of ants pointing the way . Obviously, this is a treasure specially given to Your Highness by the god . ”
“It makes sense . ”
They were in great delight; even Dongyang Fengchen smiled . After studying the heavenly pattern formation for a moment, he began attacking it like Chen Jinghong . Dongyang Fengchen was indeed much stronger . His fists alone sent the formation shaking .
Tianming stood in the corner of the passage .
“Godfather is in his forties and at fourth-level Sky Saint . This prince is thirty, and probably at the same cultivation level as my godfather . As expected of the crown prince—he’s perfect in terms of talent and combat power . ”
Dongyang Fengchen was close to breaking the formation .
“After all, it’s easy to advance before the age of thirty, but after that, everyone slows down,” said Feiling .
“It’s enough for him to reach Empyrean Saint,” replied Tianming .
Cultivation had its shackles . Even the top talents in the Theocracy were limited to Empyrean Saint . The closer one got to that lofty height, the more difficult it was to progress . One could only struggle as hard as they could . The progress from Heavenly Will would only get harder and harder .
“Little Feng, wait here for me . I’m going to snatch the Crimsonblood Galaxy,” said Tianming .
“Isn’t it too risky?” asked Ye Lingfeng .
“I’ll give it a go . I’ve yet to return a gift for the Infernal Soul Heavenly Pattern Canon,” Tianming laughed .
He sensed that the Crimsonblood Galaxy was suited to Ye Lingfeng .
“Alright, be careful,” added Ye Lingfeng .
He knew what Tianming was about to use: a Hallucination Tome .
Predictably, a Hallucination Tome appeared in Tianming’s hand as he spread his Celestial Wings . He immediately told Ye Lingfeng to retreat .
Dongyang Fengchen struck away at the formation while the other three remained on guard duty, watching the room with vigilance .
At this time, a burst of white fog swept across the underground palace . In a matter of seconds, the entire place was shrouded in fog . Various illusions emerged from the two star Hallucination Tome, creating remarkable changes .
“A Hallucination Tome . Damn it, it’s Li Tianming!” one of the men gave a cry of alarm .
Dongyang Fengchen’s fist sank into nothingness . In front of him, the heavenly pattern formation and Crimsonblood Galaxy had disappeared, replaced by endless fog .
A transformation occurred and the image before him continuously flashed . The sound of laughter drifted into his ears . Amid his trance, Dongyang Fengchen seemed to have returned to the Romance River, where the sweet sighs and laughter of fair ladies filled the air .
“Li Tianming?” His eyes blazed .