Chapter 371: Discovery
However, those were all just Minghe's ideas. It would probably take a lot of time to really complete the improvements of the Four Mysterious Formations. Moreover, whether it could be successful or not depended on his Fated Chance. Perhaps he could get enlightened in a short time. In that case, it would be nothing difficult to improve the formations. On the other hand, he might comprehend the formations for tens of thousands of years and gain nothing in the end. Now, everything was uncertain.
Fortunately, Minghe had the Magical Tao Mirror, so he could do things with great facility, whether it was comprehending the Great Way or tactical formations. The trouble was that it consumed a great deal of Origin of Chaos every time. Now, all he could do was collect as much Origin of Chaos as possible. The place he passed by might be said to have no beasts there. Luckily, Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons seemed to be endless, so they could be killed unceasingly.
Minghe collected the Origin of Chaos from all the Ominous Beasts of Chaos that he killed. Meanwhile, their corpses were also useful to him. Originally, he only took millions of Clones of Blood God when he left Untainted Land. Although they were refined with the blood of the Hundred Tribes of Untainted Land and they were really powerful in Untainted Land, in this place, the human bodies of the Clones of Blood God were far inferior to that of Ominous Beasts of Chaos with the same cultivation.
Therefore, Minghe made a Supreme Treasure with the flesh and blood of Ominous Beasts of Chaos that he killed. He called it the Blood Pool. All Ominous Beasts of Chaos that he killed would be thrown into it. Their flesh and blood would be refined in the Blood Pool to become the purest blood. Minghe used the blood in the Blood Pool to remake the bodies for the Blood God Doppelgangers and the Clones of Blood God.
According to his original plan, Liu Er and the others could provide him a lot of help once they had grown up. Now it seemed that Liu Er and the others could not catch up with Minghe. Since he had reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm, his body was going to be enhanced. For Liu Er and the others, the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was a good growth environment. For Minghe, it was useless. He would start his journey from the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
The process might take anywhere from thousands of years to tens of thousands of years. Until then, even if Liu Er and the others had reached the Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm or even the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm, they could only be burdens to him when they got to the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Instead, it was better to let them grow in the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons to the fullest degree and then proceed to the Medium Layer.
At the thought of this, Minghe looked back in the direction where Liu Er and the others were located. A Taoist Seal instantly formed in his hand and a beam of silver light was given off. In a flash, the light faded in the Void. The silver light contained some information about the Battlefield of Gods and Demons that he had obtained. Although he did not want to intervene in their growth, Minghe did not want them to go through any danger. If they were to break into the Medium Layer rashly, it would not be fun.
Minghe continued to fly after he got everything done. He had done all that he could. Although Liu Er and the three others were his disciples, Minghe also hoped that they really could grow. They had their own paths and methods, so Minghe did not want to interfere with them. He hoped that they could become really strong and invincible. ...
In the valley, Liu Er sat cross-legged in the palace and absorbed the Origin of Chaos with all his strength to strengthen his Real Body of the Mazinger. Previously, in the Chaos nearby Untainted Land, he had absorbed the Air of Chaos to practice the Real Body of the Mazinger, but it was far less effective than the Origin of Chaos. At present, he killed Ominous Beasts of Chaos and collected their Origin of Chaos in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons for cultivation. He believed that he could become as strong as his master, Minghe, one day.
Just at that moment, Liu Er suddenly opened his eyes and stopped cultivating. He stretched out his hands and took out a special box, which was left behind by Minghe when he departed. Minghe told him not to open it unless it was an emergency. Since he had gotten the box, nothing had happened to it. However, there was some motion in the box today.
Suddenly, a beam of light flashed across the box and a streak of silver light shot right in between Liu Er's eyebrows. He instantly reacted but he did not hold it back. The box was left by his master, Minghe, so he remained calm. Although he did not know what the silver light was, he was confident that it would not hurt him. As the silver light vanished right in between his eyebrows, a great deal of information began to appear in Liu Er's mind. He continuously digested the information and his facial expression changed from confusion to astonishment. In the end, he opened his eyes and they were as large as copper bells. Obviously, the information that Minghe had sent was so shocking that Liu Er looked like this.
After fully understanding the information sent by Minghe, Liu Er was unable to continue practicing, so he stood up and walked out. It was evident that he planned to find his junior brothers, Zhenyuanzi and the others, and negotiate with them. After all, this was related to the path to the future, so it was better to draw on the wisdom of the masses. Moreover, Liu Er was not good at making a plan, so he needed to turn to the others for help.
Minghe kept flying to the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. Along the way, he did not meet anyone from any other worlds, aside from countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos. After all, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was very large. Although many people from other worlds in the Chaos did enter, it was difficult to meet each other because they were spread out in various places of the Lower Layer.
But now, Minghe discovered the trails of others. Along the way, Minghe had not been hiding, but instead, had attracted Ominous Beasts of Chaos to pursue him in order to collect their corpses and Origin of Chaos. When the number of the beasts reached a certain quantity, Minghe would kill all of them at one time. However, he did not find any traces of them where he was currently, so he naturally felt suspicious.
He dropped his cloud down, saw the remaining signs of struggle and bloodstains all around, and smelled the breath left behind in the air. He was able to judge that the man who killed the Ominous Beasts of Chaos in this area had to be an expert and might have reached the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm, or even the Half Step to the Fate Realm.
From the remnants here, it could be concluded that it was a one-sided killing. The bloodstains all around were of Ominous Beasts of Chaos. Meanwhile, the area was not badly damaged. This indicated that these Ominous Beasts of Chaos had been killed before a long fight could occur. Even more frightening was that the breath that remained here was of Ominous Beasts of Chaos, but the man had not left any breath. That man was able to perfectly control his breath during the fight, thus, it was obvious that the man was equally matched with Minghe, whether in cultivation or caution. This aroused Minghe's interest because only Hongjun could be regarded as his opponent up to this point. But he had just encountered another man who might be equally matched with him or Hongjun. Therefore, the blood inside his body began to boil.
Based on his current cultivation and realm, only a few men could make Minghe exert all his strength, with Hongjun being one of them. However, Hongjun was wily, so he would not be willing to fight against Minghe if it was unprofitable. After all, once he had a fight with Minghe, Minghe would know him very well. If he was not confident in defeating Minghe, Hongjun would be unwilling to expose his methods or trump cards.
So aside from Hongjun, he was naturally somewhat curious when such a person came into sight. In addition to some traces in this place, Minghe did not find any signs about the man's direction of departure. Regrettably, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was so large that it was difficult to find anyone. Since he had failed to find that man, Minghe could only keep moving.
As he got closer and closer to the center of the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, Minghe could clearly sense that the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth became richer and richer, and Air of the Divine Law became more plentiful. Besides that, the Treasures of Heaven and Earth were also more numerous. However, what also followed was that the Ominous Beasts of Chaos got stronger and stronger, so Minghe's progress naturally slowed down.
Moreover, with the appearance of the Ominous Beasts of Chaos, whose bodies had reached the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm and the Half Step to the Fate Realm, Minghe could not kill them casually. If he were to be besieged by Ominous Beasts of Chaos, it would be a bitter struggle, which would consume a lot of time. At present, Minghe desired most to find a quiet place to arrange the Spirit-gathering Formation and conduct Closed Door Meditation.
Somewhere close to the Transmitting Formation, Minghe found a suitable place. It was a huge mountain with only one Ominous Beast of Chaos living on it. Its body had reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm and its Original Spirit had reached the Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm. If it could enter the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, it would probably break through to the Fate Realm soon afterward and then it would get out after shapeshifting. The mountain was occupied solely by that Ominous Beast of Chaos, so others did not dare approach it. Even when some had gotten close to it, they had been killed and swallowed by it. From the countless remains at the foot of the mountain, it could be concluded that this Ominous Beast of Chaos was extremely atrocious. Being overawed by these remains, the other Ominous Beasts of Chaos naturally did not dare approach, even if the place was appealing to people and beasts.
In the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, there were not only countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos, but also numerous Treasures of Heaven and Earth, Spiritual Medicine, Spiritual Roots, and various weapon-refining materials. As long as one were strong enough, he could get whatever he wanted. Along the way, Minghe had gained quite an abundance—Spiritual Medicine, Spiritual Roots, weapon-refining materials, all heaped into dunes. He even found several mineral veins with rare ores of all sizes.
However, among the things he had obtained, one thing was the most attractive—a Spiritual Pulse. It was conceived between Heaven and Earth and born under a lucky star. Any place with a Spiritual Pulse was a blessed place. However, the Spiritual Pulse of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was even more marvelous. It came into being after a long-standing conception by the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law. And one could only imagine that the Spiritual Pulse was abundant in the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law.
Along the way, Minghe had encountered more than a dozen Spiritual Pulses of all sizes. In general, such a Spiritual Pulse was occupied by a strong Ominous Beast of Chaos. Since he had already encountered such Spiritual Pulses, Minghe would not let them slip by. He had sealed all the Spiritual Pulses and put them away. His intention was to arrange a Spirit-gathering Formation with these Spiritual Pulses for the purpose of cultivation when he found a suitable place for Closed Door Meditation.
The mountain before his eyes had produced such a Spiritual Pulse. Moreover, it was a very special Spiritual Pulse, which those Spiritual Pulses that he collected before could not compare to. It was no wonder that an Ominous Beast of Chaos exclusively dominated this place. Perhaps its current cultivation was greatly due to this special Spiritual Pulse. But now, its luck had run out.
Chapter 372: Fist-to-fist
As it was the top of the mountain range, this mountain was continuous for several thousand miles. Meanwhile, it was also the head of the Spiritual Pulse, which was wreathed in the mountain like a big dragon. Actually, it was a dragon vein, with the spirit of Heaven and Earth. Therefore, it was much better to practice here than anywhere else. That Ominous Beast of Chaos was focused on this, and so was Minghe.
This place was the original heartland of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, so it was not surprising that such a Fate could be conceived here. However, such a good place had been occupied by this Ominous Beast of Chaos for a long time. Minghe really felt pity about that. The Ominous Beast of Chaos had devoured the vital force of the Spiritual Pulse so fiercely that the Spiritual Pulse had been damaged. He was afraid that the Spiritual Pulse would be destroyed one day if things were to continue in this way.
It was called a Spiritual Pulse because the spirit of Heaven and Earth was conceived in it. If the spirit of Heaven and Earth were to vanish, Spiritual Pulses would become mineral veins of Spiritual Stones, a complete article of consumption, which would disappear from Heaven and Earth one day. However, Spiritual Pulses were different. As long as the spirit of Heaven and Earth did not vanish, Spiritual Pulses could continuously absorb the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth to support themselves. With an endless supply, they would last forever.
At the moment, the Ominous Beast of Chaos was greedily absorbing the Spiritual Air of the dragon vein on the peak. The beast looked good and had one crystal clear horn. It was shaped like a gorilla, but its strength could not be overlooked due to its strong body. After all, its body had reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm. Perhaps it would not be inferior to Minghe's Immortal Demon Body.
As a gust of fierce wind blew, the Ominous Beast of Chaos suddenly looked back. With a howl of rage, the fierce wind completely died out. The Ominous Beast of Chaos abruptly got up and looked up into the sky. It saw a man standing above the clouds overlooking it. Suddenly, it realized that the attack was launched by that man. It gave a whoop of rage once again, like a warning.
Minghe looked at the Ominous Beast of Chaos, who was issuing a warning, and smiled slightly. The Ominous Beast of Chaos had not shapeshifted, but its wisdom had completely developed. Moreover, it had Original Spirit at the Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm, so it could figure out that Minghe was not a man to be trifled with. Since he had started to make a move, Minghe would not stop now. Besides, there was something that he wanted.
Minghe looked at the roaring Ominous Beast of Chaos below him, and he stabbed it using his hand as a blade. Suddenly, a Bloody Qi Blade was put through it. The blade was full of Evil Blood Aura, with Air of the Divine Law of Blood hiding within it. If an individual was cut by the blade without notice, his body would be seriously injured. If his body was corroded by the Evil Blood Aura, it would be much worse.
Like a scarlet waning moon, the Bloody Qi Blade dropped from the sky and flew at the Ominous Beast of Chaos. The Qi Blade had not yet arrived, but the Evil Blood Aura already permeated the air, like the advent of death. It was so terrifying that the Ominous Beast of Chaos did not dare to underestimate it. Minghe's casual attack had already made it tremble in fear.
With a loud roar, the Ominous Beast of Chaos expanded to several times its size to 10,000 feet in height. Its entire body was surrounded by Evil Spirit, so it was obvious that it had also taken many lives away. Beyond expectations, the beast knew how to use the Evil Spirit of Killing. It was extraordinary that the Evil Spirit surrounded it orderly and appeared to be intertwined with the Ominous Beast of Chaos.
Minghe's Bloody Qi Blade arrived in a flash, and the Ominous Beast of Chaos did not dare to neglect it. It pushed up with its tyrannosaurus-like legs and sprang to its feet. As it gave a whoop of rage, it threw a fierce punch at the Bloody Qi Blade. The Evil Spirit around its fist condensed, and its vital force was really nerve-wracking.
Minghe looked at the punch and his face spoke of admiration. The Ominous Beast of Chaos's body was strong because it had reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm, while its Original Spirit was weak because it had only reached the Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm. However, it only practiced based on instinct and did not understand the Law of the Great Way. As for the punch, it was intended to be simple, which was somewhat similar to Minghe's idea.
"Boom...!" With a loud sound between Heaven and Earth like an exploding bomb, bloody waves fiercely spread out, with endless death in their beauty. In every place that the bloody waves swept over, all the flowers and trees were corroded by Evil Blood Aura. The flowers and trees of the outside world could not compare to them. If these flowers and trees did not grow in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, they would have already perished, rather than just be slightly affected.
Minghe was not anxious when he saw that his attack was easily thwarted, producing no change. Because its body had reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm, it was reasonable that it could withstand this strike. It could smash the Bloody Qi Blade with one strike and only leave a white mark on the fist, so its body was really strong.
After looking down at the aftermath, Minghe slightly knitted his brows. The collision between the two of them in the Half Step to the Fate Realm was extremely destructive, even if they had not exerted all their strength. Minghe wanted to obtain the whole dragon vein in the mountain. If it was damaged due to fighting, that would not be good.
At the sight of this, Minghe flew off into the distance. Before departing, he casually pointed at the Ominous Beast of Chaos's face. It had been very happy to see Minghe leaving, showing an extremely ugly smile. But naturally, it became furious again after seeing Minghe's provocative behavior.
It threw a punch to fight back against Minghe, and then it leaped to its feet. The Ominous Beast of Chaos pursued after Minghe directly, intending to give vent to its anger by killing Minghe. Its huge body covered the entire sky. Anywhere that it passed by, the Astral Wind blew from all directions. Those weak Ominous Beasts of Chaos underneath it were shocked and ran in every direction. It is instinct for the weak to fear the strong.
Minghe smiled when he saw the Ominous Beast of Chaos following him, and he turned around to hit it from time to time. Although those strikes did not hurt the beast, they would fuel its anger. Gradually, they had gotten far away from the dragon vein. In that case, they could fight with reckless abandon.
Minghe turned back and stopped flying and diving. Because they were so distant from the dragon vein, Minghe thought it was time to cope with the Ominous Beast of Chaos. "Ho!" he shouted softly and his figure instantly expanded. When he was as large as the beast, he stopped expanding as the Vital Force of Destruction surrounded his entire body. The Real Body of Rakshasa's strong ability had just been shown.
Along the way, the Ominous Beast of Chaos had been continuously harassed by Minghe, so it was naturally in a towering rage. When it saw Minghe suddenly stop, the beast became excited. But unexpectedly, Minghe swelled up to the same size as it was. It was taken by surprise because that little creature had suddenly become just as large.
Moreover, the vital force of Minghe's body was really amazing, which was full of the vital force of death and destruction. It made the Ominous Beast of Chaos feel uneasy. When it thought about Minghe's provocation of it, the Ominous Beast of Chaos's eyes became bloodshot. With a roar, it grew a little. It waved its huge fist and instantly punched at Minghe.
At the sight of this, Minghe snorted slightly and calmed his mind. He clenched one hand into a fist, and endless vital force of destruction gathered around the fist. Then, he threw the fist to guard against the beasts fist. Minghe thought that his body was not inferior to the beast's, whose body reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm. As a Rakshasa, Minghe had the most powerful body.
The two fists collided with each other and generated a loud noise. The huge impact extended out from the man and the beast. A huge gap that was tens of thousands of miles long immediately formed on the earth. All the surrounding mountains and rivers were shocked into pieces. Under the huge impact, countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos turned into clouds of blood fog that pervaded between Heaven and Earth. With that strike, the earth split into pieces and the damage spread for tens of thousands of miles. In the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, its Heaven and Earth were very stable. However, in Untainted Land, it would start to crumble. By comparison, it could be seen that the world of the Chaos was far superior to the great trichiliocosm, and they were totally not at the same level.
Minghe saw that his fist did not work, so he threw another punch. This fist was a little more powerful than the previous one. Endless vital force of destruction was mixed up with endless Evil Blood Aura. The vital force of the Law of Blood fiercely moved around Minghe's fist. And what about the power of this fist with the Law of Blood?
The great impact caused by the fist-to-fist collision deepened and widened the gap between Minghe and the Ominous Beast of Chaos. Minghe did not move a step this time, while the beast went thousands of miles backward. Obviously, Minghe held the advantage with this strike.
The Ominous Beast of Chaos became angrier after looking at its numbing fist. All of a sudden, it roared into the sky and its growl resounded between Heaven and Earth. Mixed with infinite coercion and the vital force of the Half Step to the Fate Realm, the growl frightened the nearby Ominous Beasts of Chaos, who all ran away to avoid being caught in the crossfire.
More surprisingly, along with its prolonged roar, the Ominous Beast of Chaos's single horn suddenly began to shine with the light of thunder. However, the color was a little strange because it was gray. Certainly, Minghe was able to recognize that gray thunder, which was the Holy Thunder of Destruction. When he passed the tribulation, Minghe had been greatly tortured by it.
Unimaginably, Minghe had encountered the Holy Thunder of Destruction once again. The Holy Thunder of Destruction was produced by its single horn, and it was not different from the Heaven Endowed Magic Skill. No wonder the beast could exclusively occupy an entire dragon vein by only relying on its body at the Half Step to the Fate Realm. The Holy Thunder of Destruction from its single horn might play a great role in that.
After all, in the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, although few Ominous Beasts of Chaos had reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm, there was not just only one. Such a rare dragon vein probably attracted many other Ominous Beasts of Chaos that were in the same realm. However, this dragon vein had been continuously occupied by this beast. Moreover, there were no other Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the surrounding extensive areas. If it relied only on its body at the Half Step to the Fate Realm, it would probably not succeed.
Chapter 373: The Reappearance of the Holy Thunder
With the flash of the Holy Thunder of Destruction from the single horn above its head, the Ominous Beast of Chaos became more truculent. Because it could not withstand the vital force of the Holy Thunder of Destruction, the Evil Blood Aura around its entire body dissipated voluntarily between Heaven and Earth. The Evil Blood Aura was completely replaced by the Vital Force of Destruction. From a distance, it looked like a new Rakshasa.
With the Vital Force of Destruction indicating that infinite death had broken out, the clouds and wind instantly changed colors between Heaven and Earth. Heaven, Earth, mountains, and rivers were utterly filled with dread as if the Heaven and Earth were also afraid. Moreover, countless Ominous Beasts of Chaos escaped one after another, which was like a huge beast tide of the Chaos. But this time, it was for escaping rather than launching attacks.
Minghe stared at the Holy Thunder of Destruction that
flashed above the One-horned Demon Ape (A/N: I made a name for it because it was a little awkward to call it the Ominous Beast of Chaos.), and then he looked dignified. Compared with the Holy Thunder of Destruction he suffered during his change to a Rakshasa, the vital force erupting from the Holy Thunder of Chaos from the single horn of the One-horned Demon Ape was much more powerful.
However, what was even more surprising was that the One- horned Demon Ape had not ended its erupting. The light of thunder from the single horn over its head suddenly radiated, and numerous Holy Thunders of Destruction flashed out. Although the Holy Thunder of Destruction was far away from the One-horned Demon Ape, the vital force of thunder pervaded between Heaven and Earth, as if Divine Punishment was imminent.
With the resurgence of the Holy Thunder of Destruction, the endless Vital Force of Destruction began to spread out. Therefore, more and more Ominous Beasts of Chaos were disturbed. Among them, there were some at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm and even the Half Step to the Fate Realm. Being different from the other Ominous Beasts of Chaos, they did not flee, but instead, stood to the side, intending to benefit from this tussle.
The One-horned Demon Ape was so powerful that the Ominous Beasts of Chaos at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm and even the Half Step to the Fate Realm only could overlook the dragon vein among the mountains but could not take advantage of it. Now, the One-horned Demon Ape was fighting against Minghe, so they naturally felt happy. If the One-horned Demon Ape were to succeed, they would act as they usually did. And if it won having made a great sacrifice, they would not mind hitting a man while he was down.
But certainly, if Minghe had a complete victory, they would naturally stay away from him out of fear that they would be targeted. After all, for an outsider like Minghe, the Origin of Chaos inside their bodies was very tempting. Those especially at the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm and the Half Step to the Fate Realm were an infinite temptation for outsiders.
If Minghe won by making a great sacrifice or both sides suffered, they would naturally choose to hit a man while he was down. At that time, they could swallow Minghe and the One- horned Demon Ape. Meanwhile, they could share the benefits of the dragon vein on earth. Therefore, they would not miss such a thing that had so many benefits. Even if the intelligent beasts could not shapeshift, their minds and strength were far beyond those Ominous Beasts of Chaos outside.
Certainly, Minghe had perceived these bystanders, but he acted as if they were not there. Now, he only cared about the One-horned Demon Ape. As for the others, he could not care so much. If these Ominous Beasts of Chaos dared to meddle in his business, Minghe would not be willing to let it go. His methods could not be predicted by these Ominous Beasts of Chaos.
When the Holy Thunder of Destruction above the single horn became powerful enough, the One-horned Demon Ape stopped his screaming fury. The enormous area of thunder light flashed above its head. Although the gray light was not bright, it looked intimidating. The endless Vital Force of Destruction reeked of death, so it had to be daunting.
The next scene was totally out of Minghe's expectation. When he saw a cloud of the Holy Thunder of Destruction coagulate by the One-horned Demon Ape, Minghe naturally did not dare to be careless. He was already prepared to face the attack. If the cloud of Holy Thunder of Destruction struck, even if Minghe had the Immortal Demon Body, he might not be able to withstand it, not to mention that he was in front of a One- horned Demon Ape.
To his surprise, such a tremendous Holy Thunder of Chaos that the One-horned Demon Ape condensed was not for attacking him. It opened its huge bloody mouth and swallowed the Holy Thunder of Destruction. From its facial expression, it seemed to be enjoying something delicious, which was really weird.
After devouring the Holy Thunder of Destruction, the One- horned Demon Ape instantly began to shine its light of thunder, which was the Holy Thunder of Destruction that it had just swallowed. Moreover, the One-horned Demon Ape's body began to swell again. Although it did not become larger, it became stronger. The power in its daunting body was enhanced once again.
"Its whole body is entangled by the Holy Thunder of Destruction? Its physical strength has increased?" At the sight of this, Minghe became excited, with his blood boiling. He had not exerted all his strength for a long time. Minghe began to treat the One-horned Demon Ape as his real opponent, hoping
that its increase in strength would not disappoint him.
"Howl!" The One-horned Demon Ape shouted out loud and abruptly stepped with its feet. The earth under its feet instantly fragmented like a cobweb. The One-horned Demon Ape instantly shot out twice as fast as before. Like a streak of lightning, its huge figure directly shot toward Minghe. Its fist with the Holy Thunder of Destruction was thrown at Minghe again. Minghe saw this and his eyes grew wider. When the One- horned Demon Ape devoured the Holy Thunder of Destruction, it not only increased in strength but also improved its speed. Being faced with its fist, Minghe did not intend to avoid it at all, but to still face up to it. However, this fist was much more powerful than its second fist from before. But Minghe just wanted to meet strength with strength.
"Bang...!" With a tremendous noise, a figure went several thousands of miles backward. But this time, it was Minghe rather than the One-horned Demon Ape. The collision caused by that fist was earthshaking. It was more terrifying than the previous two were. The land for hundreds of thousands of miles around was now in ruins. Ravines and gullies could be seen everywhere on the ground. All of the mountains were razed to the ground.
The One-horned Demon Ape immediately leaned back and roared after its attack had gone quite smoothly. Its roaring cry was only full of joy, as if it was flaunting that the punch it just threw had gained the upper hand. Looking at the retreating Minghe, the One-horned Demon Ape had even more desire to kill him. Minghe had pushed it to this point, so it would not at all be reconciled if it did not kill him. Minghe lowered his head and looked at the fist he had just used. It shone with the faint light of the Holy Thunder of Destruction. Perhaps it had been tainted with it because of their boxing match. The soreness and numbness of the fist made him even more excited. It seemed that the One-horned Demon Ape would look down on him if he did not take out his true skill.
When he was just about to start a movement, Minghe suddenly frowned. A purple light flashed inside his body and went directly up to his fist to swallow the remaining Holy Thunder of Destruction. At this time, Minghe recalled that there was the same Holy Thunder inside his body, the first streak of the Primordial Purpleheaven Thunder, which had brought him here.
However, the present Purpleheaven Thunder was no longer what it was before. During the last Divine Punishment, the Purpleheaven Thunder had swallowed a lot of Holy Thunder of Destruction, and it became more powerful. Although it had not finished its change to the Holy Thunder of Destruction, it still possessed some vital force of the Holy Thunder of Destruction. However, it became dormant after swallowing so much Holy Thunder of Destruction and passing the tribulation.
Minghe did not care about that because he had no use for the law of cultivation, so he directly put it in the back of his mind. At present, the Purpleheaven Thunder revived perhaps because it perceived the vital force of the Holy Thunder of Destruction. However, it looked to be more powerful than before when passing the tribulation. If it could swallow much more of the Holy Thunder of Destruction, it might be promoted to be the real Holy Thunder of Destruction.
At the thought of this, Minghe looked at the single horn on top of the One-horned Demon Ape's head and his eyes flashed a golden light. Since that single horn could produce the Holy Thunder of Destruction, it was obviously extraordinary. If the Purpleheaven Thunder could completely swallow that single horn, it could be promoted to be Holy Thunder of Destruction, and its power should multiply. If so, it might be helpful for Minghe's change to the Indestructible Demon Body.
Minghe would no longer show any mercy as he clenched his fist and rushed at the One-horned Demon Ape. At this time, the power gathering around his fist was much more powerful, no less than the current power of the One-horned Demon Ape. Therefore, it was a battle of power. Meanwhile, Minghe could just test his Immortal Demon Body.
The one man and one beast stepped on the ground, each throwing an earthshaking punch. It was a completely world- destroying battle. In any place that it passed, the mountains and rivers were disintegrated, and even the clouds in the sky were dispersed. All of this was caused by the collision of great forces. Just now, Minghe fully realized the reason why Great Divinity Pangu was so powerful. Supreme power, the Creation of Heaven and Earth, and killing 3,000 Mazingers—all were heroic undertakings.
During the collision, the Purpleheaven Thunder inside his body continuously nibbled away at the Holy Thunder of Destruction inside him. Certainly, Minghe intentionally let it in. Otherwise, it would not be easy for the Holy Thunder of Destruction to enter his body based on his current physique. The Holy Thunder of Destruction was powerful, but its power had not reached that of the Fate Realm. Therefore, Minghe was fearless.
In the process of swallowing the Holy Thunder of Destruction, the Purpleheaven Thunder also began to undergo its own change. Originally, there was only a line between it and the Holy Thunder of Destruction. Now, after it had swallowed some Holy Thunder of Destruction, it naturally changed. When it had finished its change, Minghe's entire body also flashed with the Holy Thunder of Destruction. He was exactly like the One- horned Demon Ape, but he was a little inferior in the vital force of the Holy Thunder of Destruction. After all, he had only just completed his promotion.
Chapter 374: Settlement
Minghe smiled at the Holy Thunder of Destruction that was shining around him. The strongest Purpleheaven Thunder could only reach the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm, but the weakest Holy Thunder of Destruction was as powerful as the Early Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm. Minghe wondered how powerful it could get.
After passing the tribulation, the Purpleheaven Thunder inside Minghe's body had already reached its limit. It gained some vital force of destruction, and had performed its best. But now, the Purpleheaven Thunder had been transformed into the Holy Thunder of Destruction with Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm power.
But, it was still not sufficient. Minghe stared at the One- horned Demon Ape in front of him. He wanted the ape's body to nurture the Holy Thunder of Destruction within him. Besides, the ape's horn was a great Origin source. To grow his Holy Thunder of Destruction well, Minghe would not spare the ape anyway.
Since the Holy Thunder had evolved, Minghe did not have a reason to stop. He punched and punched like he was against the Heaven and Earth. With every punch, the One-horned Demon Ape was knocked down a little more, and its Holy Thunder of Destruction was swallowed by Minghe's. The situation seemed to be in Minghe's favor.
"Argh!" The One-horned Demon Ape roared in vain. Like its dying power aura, its spirit was dampened as well. Then, it reverted back to its original body. Looking at its original body just now indicated that it had used a forbidden formation in order to increase its strength in a short time. However, its Holy Thunder of Destruction was consumed by Minghe's Holy Thunder.
Finally, Minghe knocked the One-horned Demon Ape out and it smashed into the base of a mountain. Minghe murmured, "You are well cultivated. Although in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons you couldn't shapeshift, you still performed your best. By the way, thanks for your Holy Thunder. Now, it's time to be on your way."
"Argh...!" It feebly growled as it managed to stand up. It stared at Minghe, and rage filled its eyes. Suddenly, with a shout, its horn was shrouded by thunder and lightning again. It appeared more formidable than before. It looked like this was its last strike. "It this your last strike? Come on!" Minghe said as he shot a gaze at the One-horned Demon Ape's horn. At this moment, all the Holy Thunder of Destruction gathered at the tip of the horn. Its power looked like it was at the Half Step to the Fate Realm. If this strike failed to work, the One-horned Demon Ape could only die.
"Argh...!" With one more snarl, the One-horned Demon Ape dashed forward as gray thunder shone around it. It was like a shooting arrow as it went at Minghe aggressively, and it left halo ripples in its path. Space was even alarmed by this attack.
Facing such a move, Minghe collected all his strength together in his right fist. The vital forces of destruction, blood, and killing gathered in his fist. This was his utmost strike as a farewell to the One-horned Demon Ape, and also a tribute to its excellent performance.
His fist clacked on the horn. The sky was filled with cracks, and clashes that sounded both crisp and weird echoed through the air. Several Ominous Beasts of Chaos nearby were startled. It was really amazing to have even shaken space.
With the shattering space, the One-horned Demon Ape's horn also broke. When it first revealed its Origin behind the crystal shell, the Holy Thunder of Destruction gobbled it up even before Minghe could scrutinize it closely. Minghe could only shake his head at the sight of this.
Although controlled by Minghe, the Holy Thunder had its own will, which actually saved a lot of trouble for Minghe. He was not proficient at the Tao of Thunder, so it benefitted him that the Holy Thunder absorbed anything nutritional automatically. Being a Holy Thunder of Destruction, it was both good at attacking and great for Minghe's cultivation of the body. But before all that, it had to be capable of consuming automatically.
The One-horned Demon Ape had lost its horn and was out of its depth. It fell and its Fate Realm Origin of Chaos ascended. Minghe could even reach out to its vital force of Origin. This was the first time that Minghe had killed an Ominous Beast at the Half Step to the Fate Realm, and he knew that the beast's Origin was greatly beneficial for cultivating an Immortal Demon Body.
After collecting the Origin of Chaos and the corpse, Minghe checked his fist. Although he had successfully eliminated the One-horned Demon Ape, his fist had also been pierced through. He could see his bones and veins, but soon afterward, his fist recovered.
Since Minghe had an Immortal Demon Body, he could recover in an instant, no matter how badly he was hurt. All it took was some supernatural power and it would not even affect him in the slightest. Then, Minghe glanced nearby and saw many figures withdrawing. He decided to let them go.
These Ominous Beasts of Chaos were all strong, so Minghe would be besieged if he launched an attack first. They were at high cultivation levels and exceeded those Ominous Beasts that were at the Early or Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm. If Minghe should get into a fight with them, he would not have an advantage. So now that they had withdrawn, Minghe naturally spared them.
At the same time, after absorbing the One-horned Demon Ape's Origin, the Holy Thunder of Destruction inside Minghe started to surge. Minghe clearly felt that it was growing strong, and in just minutes, the Holy Thunder of Destruction's vital force reached the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm. Moreover, it had not yet reached its limit. The growing of the Holy Thunder of Destruction attracted all the nearby Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law. It all madly went into Minghe's body, into the Holy Thunder of Destruction, which was like a black hole devouring everything as all the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law became its nutrition.
But Minghe could still feel that it lacked the strength for future progress. After having consumed all the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth, the Holy Thunder of Destruction showed a great eagerness for the absent Air of the Divine Law. It seemed that Air of the Divine Law was really essential, but there was none left nearby.
Seeing this, Minghe reached out and a sparkling jade appeared in his palm. It was not an ordinary jade, but rather a Spiritual Pulse that he found in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. The Spiritual Pulse looked brilliant after it had been sealed. Minghe looked at the tempting Spiritual Pulse and did not hesitate to hold it gently, and then it immediately disintegrated.
Thus, vast Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law exploded in his hand. In an instant, it transformed into a dragon flying into Minghe's body. The Holy Thunder of Destruction felt the tremendous vital force of Air of the Divine Law and became extremely excited. It then took in the Air of the Divine Law madly and sped up its growth.
Seeing this, Minghe took a step and ended up in the mountains where the tip of the dragon vein lay. Minghe waved his hand and five banners flew in all directions. Then, the Primordial Five Elements Formation emerged at once, and covered up the mountains where the dragon vein was hidden. However, it was not sufficient because it was in the center of the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons and covering up something such as this required more than the Primordial Five Elements Formation.
After a while, another bunch of immense flags surfaced in the sky. Minghe weaved the Taoist Seals to form a formation. This formation was none other than the Cosmic Stars Formation from Haotian's Heavenly Court in the Eighth Period. Moreover, it was strengthed again by Heaven and Earth Taoist's refinement.
The Five Elements Formation covered up, and the Cosmic Stars Formation posed threats. With the two formations, they would be 100% safe from everything. After all, the refined Cosmic Stars Banner was much different from before, and had the strength of the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm. Besides, Minghe himself was here to overwhelm any Ominous Beasts of Chaos that dared to risk their lives.
After the setup, Minghe started another Closed Door Meditation practice. The Holy Thunder of Destruction was progressing in strength, and that would take some time. The shattered Spiritual Pulse's Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law had been fully absorbed. However, the Holy Thunder of Destruction was slow in digesting them.
Therefore, Minghe needed to digest the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law by himself. Otherwise, it would be a disaster. The Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth could temper the body, and Air of the Divine Law could be absorbed by Minghe's Original Spirit to enlighten the Law of Blood and Spiritual Beings. In that case, it would not take long to fully digest the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law.
Months later, the surging vital force within Minghe's body calmed down. But suddenly, Minghe was surrounded by thunder, and enormous Vital Force of Destruction exploded. But everything happened so fast. In just seconds, the endless Holy Thunder of Destruction sank into Minghe's body. Finally, it all gathered between Minghe's eyebrows, forming a gray thunder pattern.
Chapter 375: Bodily Breakthrough
Minghe opened his eyes slowly. There was indeed a trace of weirdness in his eyes. After absorbing the Origin, the Holy Thunder of Destruction grew fast to the Half Step to the Fate Realm. Although it could not compete with the One-horned Demon Ape's Thunder yet, still, its growth was amazing.
But what upset Minghe was that the Holy Thunder of Destruction mutated after consuming the Origin. The thunder pattern between Minghe's eyebrows was the consequence of the mutation. Underneath it was a destructive third eye that could summon a Holy Thunder of Destruction.
At the thought of this, Minghe could not help cursing. Who could have expected that he would become a three-eyed person? Was he Erlang Shen? Although his third eye was much more capable than Yang Jian's useless one, he would still find it embarrassing if he should open the third eye to summon the Holy Thunder of Destruction against his enemy.
Moreover, Minghe did not practice the Law of Thunder and was not able to help the Holy Thunder of Destruction grow. It could not live up to its full potential in Minghe's body. Furthermore, Minghe himself was already capable enough and the Holy Thunder of Destruction would be of no use even it was at the Half Step to the Fate Realm. Everyone should have seen how Minghe killed a One-horned Demon Ape.
Thinking back and forth, Ming could only pass it over to Heaven and Earth Taoist, who had the World of Heaven and Earth where Minghe dumped his "trash". The "trash" were things that Minghe was not in need of, whereas the World of Heaven and Earth found them helpful. Additionally, any other person would consider these things extremely priceless.
The Holy Thunder of Destruction was already a Holy Thunder of Chaos. Thus, if it should become the Divine Punishment in the World of Heaven and Earth, it would greatly strengthen the Way of Heaven inside. The Holy Thunder had grown its wisdom and it would certainly reinforce the Law of Thunder in the world and, at the same time, develop itself. It really was a win- win situation.
That being said, Minghe would not dump the thunder so soon. He needed to wait until he had advanced to the Indestructible Demon Body. In order to do that, he had to blend his Veridical Soul into every part of his body. Naturally, the Holy Thunder of Destruction was the best catalyst to speed up the blending. When he completed his Indestructible Demon Body, Minghe could put the Holy Thunder away.
Now that everything was ready, it was high time that Minghe cultivated his Indestructible Demon Body. Considering the fact that his Original Spirit was close to the Peak of the Half Step to the Fate Realm, Minghe could start the cultivation now. Judging from the Original Spirit's development, it would take between thousands of years to 10's of thousands of years to accomplish that.
The first step of the cultivation was to divide the Veridical Soul. Hence, in the Sea of Consciousness, a formidable Original Spirit sat cross-legged, shrouded in glittering particles. Then, the particles floated away from the Original Spirit to the boundless Sea of Consciousness. At last, the entire Sea of Consciousness was shining like a starry sky, deep and beautiful.
The particles were the very Veridical Soul that Minghe had divided. They were also the maximum volume that Minghe could divide at one time without hurting the Original Spirit. Exceeding the volume could only harm the Original Spirit, which in turn would take an awful lot of time to recover.
Minghe's Original Spirit dimmed greatly after dividing the Veridical Soul sky. Though his Original Spirit was intact, anyone would be out of his depth after such a division. If it were other people, their Original Spirits would have crashed. It was amazing that Minghe's Original Spirit only just dimmed to some extent.
Now that the Original Spirit Veridical Soul Division had reached its limit, Minghe paused to let the Original Spirit receive Spiritual Air and vital force for recovery. In the meantime, the Law of Spiritual Beings was nurturing the Original Spirit. In this way, the Original Spirit would certainly improve fast.
Additionally, to speed up the progress, he had prepared well before the Closed Door Meditation. He had set up a Spirit Gathering Formation not with a Flag of Formation, but rather with Treasures of Heaven and Earth that he had collected all these years. Moreover, the treasures all shared the same function of healing Original Spirit.
The treasure-made Spirit Gathering Formation sat on the tip of a dragon vein and therefore grew stronger every day by devouring the vital force of the vein. The emitted herbal fragrance was trapped untouched by the Spirit Gathering Formation and was returning to heal Minghe's Original Spirit. Although not as effective as swallowing Spiritual Medicine, it was long-lasting.
After all, the cultivation of an Indestructible Demon Body required at least thousands of years and the collected Treasures of Heaven and Earth did not seem to satisfy his appetite. This type of developing was time-consuming but at the same time sustainable. Moreover, it would be a waste to directly swallow the Treasures of Heaven and Earth because Minghe was only tired, rather than wounded.
The second step was to blend the Veridical Soul into the body. This one was easier because Minghe had tempered himself by blending the Power of Original Spirit into his body. Thanks to that, his body had become immortal. But still, when blending a Veridical Soul, it was much harder.
Minghe had underestimated how hard it was to combine a Veridical Soul and the body. It was much slower than Minghe had expected. Though his body did not reject the Veridical Soul, it probably would take extra 10,000 years to complete the blending at such a speed.
Fortunately, Minghe had prepared himself. He let the Holy Thunder of Destruction surge within his body. Instantly the blending accelerated and became more compact. Under such circumstances, he could manage to turn into the Indestructible Demon Body on time.
The next step was to enter into an endless loop and continue— divide the Veridical Soul, regain the Original Spirit, and blend the Veridical Soul into the body. In this process, Minghe grew his body and Original Spirit and learned more about the Law of Spiritual Beings from the on-and-off Original Spirit healing. The Holy Thunder of Destruction surged and the Veridical Soul blended into his body. Thus, his body could continuously swallow the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth to grow stronger.
Outside Minghe's cultivating space, in the center of the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, a figure showed up. If Minghe had seen him, he would have known that it was Hongjun. He had always been afraid of Hongjun, whose Original Spirit was at the Peak of the Half Step to the Fate Realm. With some extra enlightenment, Hongjun could easily reach the Fate Realm. Hongjun stood on a cloud without any facade, and no Ominous Beast of Chaos dared to approach him. The Ominous Beasts here had wisdom like any other Creature. Apart from shapeshifting, they were even stronger than those at the Zenith Heaven Realm. Since Hongjun did not bother to restrain his vital force, any sensible Ominous Beast of Chaos would not take the risk.
Then, Hongjun looked down with his Spiritual Thoughts. Suddenly, he spotted a hill and quickly landed in front of it. Then, he waved his hands to erase the facade of the hill, revealing the Transmitting Formation inside. Judging by his acts, Hongjun seemed to have learned about the Formation beforehand.
Seeing this, Hongjun smiled in satisfaction. He was lucky to have discovered a ruin before and learn about the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, which saved him much time. Dangerous as the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was, the chances on it attracted him deeply. With no further delay, he entered the Transmitting Formation and vanished in a flash of light.
. Absorbed in cultivation, Minghe did not know Hongjun's whereabouts. After 7,846 years of cultivation, the Indestructible Demon Body was almost complete. Since the most important part was the heart, Minghe still needed to grind away on that.
When Minghe had turned into a Rakshasa with an Immortal Demon Body, his body was already immortal. Now, his body had evolved to be a more indestructible one. Over the years, Minghe was always growing his body, ignoring the restriction of the Half Step to the Fate Realm.
Thousands of years before, Minghe could clearly feel a barrier after reaching the Peak of the Half Step to the Fate Realm. He may have had difficulties in the progress of the Original Spirit, but he had never stopped growing his body. He could not help speculating that in the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, only Original Spirit cultivation was restricted to some extent.
That speculation was about to be tested. As Minghe finally transformed his heart, a raging vital force surged upward from within his body. The tactical formations he had set up crumbled in a minute. Then, Minghe clenched his fist in amazement. Four words flashed through his mind that said: "the human body Breakthrough". Minghe's speculation was true—the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons did not limit your body's breakthrough, which was odd. To protect the Creatures in the Lower Layer, the Great Way put a limit on Original Spirit development. Thus, it was puzzling that it did not restrain body development. Just when he was thinking that, he felt an objection from Heaven and Earth.
Chapter 376: Newly Arrived
Feeling the objection, Minghe frowned. He did not expect that just when he broke through, such a change happened. Minghe, who mastered the Law of Space, could easily feel the objection of space. The fluctuation of the Law of Space wavered against him to push him away. The fluctuation became stronger and stronger.
The space of the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons was trying to send him into the Medium Layer. Minghe could not help laughing. He did not expect that the breakthrough would interrupt his plan. He had planned to use the Transmitting Formation that Haotian had used because he was at least familiar with the region that Haotian had mentioned. If he was sent to the Medium Layer by force, who could guess where he would be sent to?
Now that he was about to leave, Minghe wanted a farewell present. He stretched out his hand to pull the dragon vein out of the mountains. Then, the dragon vein turned into a crystal clear dragon and slid into his sleeves. Although it was created in the Lower Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, the vein would still be scarce in the outer space of the Medium Layer. Since the future was unknown, Minghe might as well keep a dragon vein. Minghe retracted all the Formation Flags and gave in to the pressure of space. Soon afterward, a white light flashed to announce Minghe's departure. What was left was the ruins of mountains, and the ruins attracted so many Ominous Beasts of Chaos. That was when Minghe's journey truly began.
In the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, there was a place where rivers ran, flowers bloomed, and birds chirped. Butterflies fluttered in the blossoms, and beasts dashed out of the forest sometimes. It seemed like a utopia, but you would not think so from a different perspective.
The mountains were high and extended. The rivers were wide and ran deep and strange Creatures jumped out of there sometimes. Among the blooms, there were both sacred medicine and poison. The beasts were also gigantic.
What was surprising was that whether they were a beast or a fish in the water, they all breathed Spiritual Air in and out. Even though they did not practice any transforming exercises, they were all quite capable. For instance, the weakest butterfly in the blossom also had an Earthly Immortal's cultivation.
The Immortals were worthless here because the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth provided more power in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. If a mortal had a dose of Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth here, he certainly would become immortal immediately. Was it a fortune or misfortune for the Creatures living here? Who would have known?
Suddenly, the air wavered and a crack appeared. A figure emerged from the crack. Then, the crack vanished without a trace, as if it never existed. As for the figure, it certainly belonged to Minghe who had been sent to the Medium Layer by the power of Heaven and Earth of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
Minghe turned back to see the vanished crack, feeling helpless. Was he a Treasure of Heaven and Earth? Should he be sent away like that? Indeed, the Transmitting Formation was safe and fast. But, he could neither choose his destiny nor ensure his safety. Although he would not be bothered by the space turbulence, Minghe still found the process of being sent unpleasant.
Nevertheless, no matter how upset he was, he could not do anything about it. The Great Way governed the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. It did not serve Minghe, who had just cultivated the Indestructible Demon Body of the Fate Realm, and his Original Spirit had just reached the Half Step to the Fate Realm. He was like dust in front of the Great Way.
Even if Minghe had broken through to the Supreme Realm as the Great Way had, he would not have stood a chance either. The Great Way had come into being long ago, and its power had reached the peak of the Supreme Realm. Also, it possessed heavenly Chaos forces and could easily crush Minghe regardless of his realm.
Minghe simply stopped worrying because he was just helpless at the moment. Now that he was new in the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, he learned nothing except the information that he had acquired from Haotian. He did not even know where he was! Was he where Haotian used to be? Alas, things had changed.
Thus, Minghe spent some time searching nearby, but he failed to find any strong Creatures. The strongest was just a beast at the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven of the Origin, which was harmless to him. Minghe had plenty of time to explore the Medium Layer, where he had newly arrived.
He was lost in the Medium Layer, but the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth here was much denser than that in the Low Layer, even the vital force of the Divine Law doubled in quantity. Naturally, the world had been reinforced to restrict Creatures.
The more cultivated you were, the more destructive you would be. For instance, though his cultivation was second to the Way of Heaven, Minghe had a body that could easily crush Untainted Land. But at the same time, Minghe could not stir up anything here either because the world had also become stronger.
Well, Minghe did not take the restriction too seriously because everyone was restricted here. If he had not been, the Battlefield of Gods and Demons would have been crushed in his hands long ago. The Battlefield of Gods and Demons still wanted to open again and again and recruit new talents every time!
To Minghe's surprise, in the Middle Layer, the barrier that had lingered around his Original Spirit disappeared. He could resume Enlightenment on the Fate Realm if he liked. However, he could not make sure if it was good timing. You could never tell when danger would approach. Indeed, it was not necessary for Minghe to breakthrough to the Original Spirit Realm. His body was at the Fate Realm and therefore indestructible. In the Early Stage of the Fate Realm, he would not meet his match. He could also walk out unharmed even facing a Middle Stage expert. The most important thing to do now was to get familiar with the situation around him.
Minghe quickly expanded his Spiritual Thoughts in all directions with caution. In the Medium Layer, with his Half Step to the Fate Realm Original Spirit, he could only cover a limited range. He wanted nothing but to find an intelligent Creature.
In the Medium Layer, most of the Creatures' wisdom would be able to shapeshift when they reached the Golden Immortal Realm. But, there were also exceptions like Ominous Beast of Chaos and other special Creatures. Thus, Minghe wanted to find some Creatures that had shapeshifted who could disclose the geography and save him time.
Spiritual Thoughts were fast, sending feedback in minutes. It turned out that in the northern mountains, there were Creatures fighting. But, they were both weak, being only at the Realm of the Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal and the stronger one was merely at the Sage-to-be level. What was more surprising was that an expert of the Origin at the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm hid nearby, and his intention was unclear.
Minghe decided to ignore the hidden expert because he could totally destroy anyone at the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm. Thus, he quickly rushed toward that direction concealing his appearance. With the Battlefield of Gods and Demons being so large, Minghe was lucky to meet them. How could he pass this up? He had to find out something about this place so he could be prepared.
After a little while, he landed where the fight had broken out. It was an open passageway, where beast corpses lay. It seemed that the corpses used to be in the Realm of Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal. The killers were a bunch of youths, consisting of four men and three women. Moreover, there was another one hiding. A middle-aged man watched them closely concealing his appearance on another hill.
The man had a steady vital force, showing no killing intent. Therefore, he was probably protecting them. After all, no expert with a cultivation in the Origin had the time to follow a bunch of juniors in the Early Stage of the Sage-to-be unless they possessed some valuable treasure. Minghe looked back at the youths. After carefully watching them, he found it amusing that two of the women and two of the men came from the Human Tribe, and the rest came from the Demon Tribe. If they were cooperating, they had to have good relations. Minghe was interested in that kind of relation.
Chapter 377: Yun Ling Academy
In Untainted Land, the Humans and Demons had always been enemies. Even in other worlds, they did not see eye to eye. But in here, the barrier seemed to have broken down, which was refreshing to Minghe. However, the person that really cared would be Selfcentric Separation Musen, rather than Minghe.
Minghe speculated that the hidden man was protecting the seven juniors, whose cultivations were all below the Origin. The seven people seemed to be doing fieldwork. As long as Minghe kept following them, he could naturally discover some Creatures to provide some useful information for him.
In the passageway, the seven people killed a dozen beasts and hid the corpses. Then, they cleaned up the scene, wiped the blood off of them, and left soon afterward. The sounds of fighting and the smell of blood could easily attract other beasts. If one of the beasts was an Ominous Beast of Chaos, they would be in trouble.
One of the females from the Demon Tribe said to the male leader from the Human Tribe, "You've made great progress, senior brother Xu. You killed a Sage-to-be beast in just a few strikes." The female from the Demon Tribe had a curvy body and a charming face, and she looked at the man tenderly.
The man could not help smirking. "Haha, I was just enlightened. When the fieldwork is over, I will return to Closed Door Meditation to break through to the Middle Stage of the Sage-to-be Realm. I have to be on the Hidden Genius List!" The man seemed to be enthusiastic about that list because his eyes had just flashed.
The other people also admired him. The man named Xu said to them with a smile, "Don't envy me now. You just keep practicing, one day you'll all break through. Especially you, junior sister Gu, you'll soon enter the Hidden Genius List with your talents."
The man was talking to the female of the Demon Tribe, who was originally a Moon Spirit Celestial Fox. A Celestial Fox was a special species even in the Fox Tribe because they could absorb the essence of the moonlight. Normally, a Moon Spirit Celestial Fox was bound to break through to the Zenith Heaven Realm.
The seven of them marched slowly in the mountains, as did their protector. But none of them knew about the presence of Minghe. He was just listening to them. Though the information they disclosed in conversations was little, he did not want to alert them yet due to the bad timing.
Minghe followed them the entire way until the moon rose into the sky. The seven people found a flat space, set up a tactical formation, and then meditated. So did the expert at the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm, still protecting them in secret. But, the night was still dangerous even under their tactical formation.
It was in the heat of the night, but Minghe did not plan to kill them. He could do it anytime if he had wanted. Now he wanted to acquire useful information from their minds, especially from the experienced man's mind.
As the middle-aged man sat cross-legged in his tactical formation, his Spiritual Thoughts were scanning nearby in case of any danger. Although here in the mountains there were no beasts in the Zenith Heaven Realm, he still wanted to make sure that the juniors were 100% safe, especially the junior named Xu and the junior named Gu.
The man was in the heat of his cultivation and suddenly his Original Spirit was put into a trance. He woke up to check, only to find everything normal. No Creature lurked nearby, and the teenagers were still in peaceful cultivation. Thus, he did not have a clue about what happened.
Minghe smirked, hiding in the nearby hills because he had just tricked the expert. No one at the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven Realm would easily go into a trance. It was Minghe who did that to him. But, Minghe simply took the chance to read their minds. The middle-aged man could not find anything no matter how suspicious he was.
Minghe was able to read their minds easily. But to keep a low profile, he especially used a herbal medicine to put the man into a trance, then he took their memories. Otherwise, the Secondary Stage Zenith Heaven Realm expert would have noticed Minghe's tricks.
After reading their minds, Minghe sorted out the useful data, which gained him more knowledge about the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, especially the knowledge of where he was right now. There was also data about what authority the eight people belonged to.
It turned out that the eight people came from the same place called Yun Ling Academy, which was the largest authority around. It even built Lingdu City based on the local Spiritual Pulse, recruiting people of cultivation from every region. Finally, it became the top authority in this place.
Nobody knew when Yun Ling Academy had come into being and neither did they care about it. Everyone who joined it wanted its cultivation resources because it owned 80% of the local resources. Thus, if you wanted abundant resources, you had best join Yun Ling Academy.
Naturally, the other reason was for safety. Though it was wide and broad here, danger still lurked. For all the tribes, their biggest enemy was the Ominous Beasts of Chaos. Therefore, all the tribes competed, but at the same time, cooperated.
Once you met an Ominous Beast of Chaos here, you had to fight hard. Moreover, in the Medium Layer, shapeshifting Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the Fate Realm resided. They took a liking to killing, often attacking people's places. If Ominous Beasts of Chaos in the Fate Realm attacked, no people except for Fate Realm experts could block them.
In this area, most of the Fate Realm experts belonged to Yun Ling Academy. First, Lingdu City was under a super Formation in case of Ominous Beasts of Chaos attacking. Second, the Secondary Stage world of Lingdu City could hold countless Creatures. Therefore, most of the people of cultivation moved into Lingdu City.
But living in Lingdu City did not mean you were in Yun Ling Academy. First, you had to pay some fees in order to live there because, after all, they could not protect you for free. Second, if you wanted to join Yun Ling Academy, you needed to pass some tests, and then you would receive their benefits.
In Yun Ling Academy, the most famous expert was the dean, Venerable Linghao. Venerable Linghao practiced the Tao of Confucianism, and was said to have entered the Middle Stage of the Fate Realm ages ago and then went into Closed Door Meditation afterward. Apart from him, there were seven expert Elders at the Early Stage of the Fate Realm. They also handled the daily affairs of Yun Ling Academy.
Actually, Minghe was not interested in Yun Ling Academy. He could easily reach the Fate Realm with his present cultivation. The only one that needed taking care of was Venerable Linghao. Minghe took the other seven people lightly because even if the seven people attacked him together, he could walk away unharmed.
What Minghe was interested in was the library, where books on transforming exercises, tactical formations, refining elixir, refining weapons, and Magic Skills were stored. Minghe needed them the most. But to enter the library, Minghe had to join Yun Ling Academy. Other than that, the library had been divided into eight floors, and every floor was open to people with a certain cultivation and status.
The first floor represented a cultivation of the Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal. The remaining seven floors represented Sage- to-be, the Early Stage of the Zenith Heaven, the Secondary Stage of the Zenith Heaven, the Late Stage of the Zenith Heaven, the Peak of the Zenith Heaven Realm, the Half Fate, and finally the Fate Realm. Apart from the cultivation, Minghe needed contributions, a rewards system in the academy.
In order to enter the library, it seemed that Minghe had to start by joining Yun Ling Academy. After all, there were lots of experts. If confronted with the seven Elders and the dean, Minghe could only manage to escape with a nasty fight.
But, Minghe would not be a disciple. Even if he could pretend well, he just would not. Thus, Minghe could be a teacher of Skill-imparting, Magic Skills, refining elixir, or refining weapons. He chose to be a weapon-refining teacher.
Chapter 378: Entering Yun Ling Academy
In Yun Ling Academy, a cultivator could use the basic resources for cultivation, but if one needed more, he had to earn contributions to exchange for these resources. One could get the contributions in many ways, one of which was to go to a special place—Mission Hall.
Mission Hall was a place for the academy to release missions. As long as one could complete a mission, he could earn the relative contributions. When he accumulated enough contributions, he could exchange them for transforming exercises, Spiritual Treasures, elixirs, and so on. What Minghe really wanted was to enter the library. And besides his status as a teacher of the academy, he also needed to earn enough contributions.
The reason why Minghe chose to become a weapon-refining teacher was that he was good at refining weapons. Besides that, the middle-aged man remembered that teaching weapon- refining was one of the most profitable kind in this academy. And because in Minghe's plan he needed to earn quite a lot of contributions, he would naturally choose to become a weapon- refining teacher. Having made the decision, Minghe planned to leave. Lingdu City, where Yun Ling Academy was located, was not far away from here in the east. Minghe rode the clouds and moved toward his destination at a fast speed. Before dawn, Minghe had arrived in Lingdu City. This city did not look that splendid, but it contained many powerful formations. Furthermore, there was a medium dichiliocosm hiding in the city.
Minghe arrived at the gate and handed over 10 Spiritual Stones to the guard in exchange for an ID card. With this ID card, Minghe could pass the Transmitting Formation in the gate and enter the city. Actually, the 10 Spiritual Stones were not enough for Minghe to stay in this city permanently. A year later, if he could not hand over 10 more stones, he would be forced out of the city.
These Spiritual Stones were the currency of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, which were mined from the Spiritual Mine. Minghe got these stones directly from the Spiritual Pulses that he collected before. After all, the Spiritual Mine was formed by a non-soul Spiritual Pulse. Minghe had not been in the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons for a long time, so he could only get these from Spiritual Pulses.
In fact, according to the concentrations of the Air of the Divine Law inside, Spiritual Stones could be divided into several levels. From the lowest to the highest were the Low Grade, Mid Grade, Top Grade, and Highest Grade, while the exchange ratio of 1:100 was used. What Minghe had given before were 10 Mid Grade Spiritual Stones. That was to say, Minghe had handed over the equivalence of 1,000 Low Grade Spiritual Stones, and he traded them all for only a one-year living permission.
However, when going into the city, Minghe realized that it was worth it. In this medium dichiliocosm, either the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth or the Air of the Divine Law was five times more than in the outside world. It was really worth the cost of 10 Mid Grade Spiritual Stones to stay here for a year. Besides, this place was much safer than outside.
This medium dichiliocosm was really large, but Minghe was not like a headless chicken because the ID Card he got at the gate had recorded a general map of this world. Looking through it, Minghe directly flew toward the center of this world, where Yun Ling Academy was located and had the most abundant Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and the Air of the Divine Law.
When approaching the gate of the academy, Minghe found numerous cultivators waiting in line. Some of them were students attending the examination, while some were teachers. Roughly, there were at least 10,000. After all, the number of living creatures in this world was enormous. Every day, there were plenty of cultivators hoping to get into Yun Ling Academy.
Among these cultivators, Minghe discovered that plenty of them had good talents in cultivation. Some of them were even better than his own disciples. However, Minghe did not have any time to recruit disciples now and did not mention anything about educating them. Now, he only wanted to seek the mind of Taoism of the Supreme Way.
Minghe went to the teacher-recruiting window. Compared with the window to recruit students, that line was much smaller, having only less than 10 people. Minghe waited in line quietly, looking at the cultivators who were taking the examination. Some of them were taking the weapon-refining exam. It was simple and just tested cultivators' weapon-refining skills.
When it came to Minghe's turn, he did not expose all of his skills on weapon refining, but a branch of the Ways of Refining Weapons that was created by himself. He easily passed the test after refining a Top Grade Primordial Supreme Treasure and became a formal teacher of Yun Ling Academy. Besides that, his ID Card was also changed into a teacher's card. In fact, teachers in Yun Ling Academy had been divided into several levels. Minghe's new ID Card showed that he was just a level three teacher. The academy required that weapon-refining teachers could at least refine Primordial Supreme Treasures. Anyone who could refine Low Grade Primordial Supreme Treasures was at level one; refining Mid Grade treasures could be a level two teacher; Top Grade could be level three; Highest Grade could be level four; while refining Chaos Grade treasures could be level five. Beyond these levels, there was level six, seven, eight, and nine. Teachers at the last four levels could refine Spiritual Treasures of Chaos, but even in the entire academy, there were only a few teachers who could reach those levels.
Of course, the higher level a teacher could reach, the better he would be treated. A teacher at level one could gain 10,000 contributions every 1,000 years, which could be traded for plenty of cultivation resources. A teacher at level three like Minghe could gain 110,000 contributions every 1,000 years. That was to say, once a teacher was promoted a level, he could gain 50,000 more. Actually, it was not enough for Minghe to gain 110,000 contributions every 1,000 years. Therefore, he needed to spend some time to get more to exchange for what he wanted.
With the new level three weapon-refining teacher ID Card, a courtyard was arranged for Minghe to live in the academy. The courtyard looked ancient and classical, but some abundant tactical formations still existed there, such as the Space Formation, Spirit-gathering Formation, Defence Formation, and so on. This courtyard was the perfect place to cultivate.
Staying in his courtyard, Minghe did not hurry to get to Mission Hall to earn contributions or the library to get some valuable books, but chose to calm down and focus on enhancing his cultivation. Minghe's human body had just turned into the Indestructible Demon Body at the Fate Realm and he had been directly transmitted to the Medium Layer of the Battlefield of Gods and Demons before his body was able to totally recover.
Recently, Minghe had been working on cultivating the Indestructible Demon Body. Both his Original Spirit and human body were exhausted. Now, since he found such a good place to cultivate, he would recover his body to its best condition first. Even though Yun Ling Academy might be a safe place for him, Minghe still needed to be alert.
Breaking through the Indestructible Demon Body allowed Minghe to possess the power of the Early Stage of the Fate Realm, which was also Minghe's ace in the hole. Unless he came across fatal danger, Minghe would reveal his demon body. After all, when the Indestructible Demon Body was revealed, the secret that Minghe was a Rakshasa could not be concealed. Now, Minghe had hidden all of his vital force of the Rakshasa so he could focus on his cultivation.
Learning from the eight cultivators' memories, Minghe knew that they had never seen a Rakshasa, but had heard somebody else mention it before. In the Battlefield of Gods and Demons, once a Rakshasa was revealed, it would stir a great disturbance and arouse the attention of every powerful force. They might even fight against each other for the Rakshasa. Minghe did not want to experience that.
Though Minghe did not know what would happen to a Rakshasa if it was stolen, it would not be good either way. The Ways of Cultivation generally were divided into two kinds. One was Human Body Cultivation, and the other was Original Spirit Cultivation. Let alone the latter one, Human Body Cultivation would always reach a bottleneck. But there was no such limit for a Rakshasa.
It was likely that Minghe's Immortal Demon Body could break through to the Fate Realm even if it did not complete the change of the Indestructible Demon Body. However, it would be much worse than changing into the Indestructible Demon Body. This change was not so much a breakthrough as a blood evolution. Having a stronger human body and force could be called a perfect breakthrough.
In Minghe's cultivation plan of his Mazinger Real Body, the Indestructible Demon Body was not his limit and could also be evolved into a higher level, but the next level was just a blurry stage of interpretation. However, although Minghe could cultivate his Indestructible Demon Body to the extreme, he did not have the ability to complete the change of the Indestructible Demon Body, because he still needed an opportunity. And it was also very difficult for him to get this opportunity.
Minghe really anticipated the next stage of his Indestructible Demon Body. Though he knew there had to be quite a lot of obstacles on his way to achieving it, he would not give up. If his expectations came true, he could not only break through to the Supreme Realm, but could also be a special cultivator at that stage. And at that time, Minghe could have almighty force.
In fact, it was only his expectations. Whether he could achieve it or not would depend on if he could find the opportunity. Otherwise, everything he had done would be in vain, even if he had completed the prediction needed for the next stage and figured out the full cultivation plan. Now, what he needed to do first was to recover himself to his best condition and then collect all the resources that he needed in this Yun Ling Academy. Those resources were not just for himself, but also for the cultivation of his Three Separations, the improvement of the World of Heaven and Earth, the evaluation of supreme treasures and tactical formations, and so on.
Chapter 379: Minghe's Plans
In the Silence Room of this yard, endless Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and the Air of Divine Laws continued blending in Minghe's body. His body was like a bottomless pit that could swallow all of the air. What was more, his vital force was enhanced bit by bit when he continued swallowing the air.
When Minghe completed his change into Indestructible Demon Body in a hurry before, his demon body was weak. After several months, Minghe had been swallowing the endless Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and the Air of Divine Laws in this yard, which power was comparable to the power of Spiritual Pulse he had spalled before.
After a long time, the vital force around Minghe gradually faded away and there was no trace of the terrible Mazinger force. Minghe opened his eyes and showed a smile on his face after feeling the powerful force of his human body. The strength of the Indestructible Demon Body was totally beyond his imagination. Compared with before, his power had been enhanced by several times.
This was the real power of the Indestructible Demon Body, and now Minghe looked forward to the Indestructible Demon Body's further improvement. However, as a popular saying went, Rome was not built one day. It would be much more difficult to achieve further improvement than the breakthrough from Immortal Demon Body to Indestructible Demon Body. Minghe needed to be both patient and lucky.
Since his state had returned to its peak, Minghe could naturally take time to make his own plan. While his human body had recovered, his Original Spirit also reached the same level. However, it was also difficult for him to break into Fate Realm. Though the shackle that stopped his Original Spirit to get further breakthrough had disappeared, Minghe still needed time to comprehend the Fate Realm.
Minghe was cultivating Law of Blood and Law of Spiritual Beings at the same time. Though in the 3,000 Divine Laws, the two were not the strongest ones – one was related to the Origin of the human body and the other was related to the Origin of Original Spirit. Cultivating both of the Laws gave Minghe the chance to break through the Indestructible Demon Body.
Actually, a cultivator's ability would be a key factor to motivate the potential of the Divine Laws. Likewise, among the 3,000 Divine Laws, the Laws of Space, Time, Fate, and Karma were the most powerful ones. But Great Divinity Pangu just used to cultivate the Law of Strength. He could break any other law and had killed the Rakshasa who owned the Power of Divine Law. Later, he created the Way of Heaven. That was to say, cultivator was always the key point to motivate the power of the Divine Laws.
Though the Law of Blood and Law of Spiritual Beings were not the most powerful ones, they were still extremely abstruse. After all, the human body and Original Spirit were the bases of a cultivator. If one's human body was destroyed, his Original Spirit had nowhere to hide, while if one's Original Spirit was destroyed, his soul would disappear. Minghe had been cultivating both laws and needed to put in more effort than others if he wanted to break through the Fate Realm.
Nowadays, since Minghe had entered the Yun Ling Academy, he had his own plans. The first goal was to glean learn more information about the Battlefield of God and Demon. But he would not stay here for long. The Medium Layer of Battlefield of God and Demon was so large and must contain endless fated chances. He would not miss them.
Next, Minghe also needed to improve his Way of Refining Weapons and Tactical Formations to a further level. And this Yun Ling Academy had a long history and mysterious principles, which was a good place for him to cultivate. He was confident yet arrogant. He knew what he lacked. If he could not learn from others, he had no chance to go further.
Nobody knew how long the Chaos had existed, while Untainted Land when Minghe was born was the Ninth Period. All of the cultivators of the earlier eight Periods who had entered the Battlefield of God and Demon had longer cultivation period than him. And the transforming exercises, tactical formations, the ways of refining elixirs, and the ways refining weapons they had created were much stronger than his.
In the Battlefield of God and Demon, Yun Ling Academy might just be a small force, but for Minghe, it was much stronger than him. The library was even a treasure for him. If he could read all of these books, it would do good to his further cultivation one day.
Besides, Yun Ling Academy held 80% sources nearby which Minghe and his Three Separations needed to refind their Magic Weapons, Flag of Formations, and the World of Heaven and Earth. However, Minghe could not match with Yun Ling Academy now, so he had to settle for second best. In the academy, any source could be traded with the contributions. What Minghe hoped to get could also be traded, but needed plenty of contributions. It would take him a long time to earn enough and would influence his cultivation. However, Minghe knew there must be a loss, so it did not really matter.
Now, Minghe's human body had owned the power of Fate Realm. Besides, his Indestructible Demon Body had a special point that every inch of his body connected with his Indestructible Veridical Soul. Even if Minghe was not cultivating, his Indestructible Demon Body could directly swallow the Spiritual Air of Heaven and Earth and the Air of Divine Laws to enhance itself, which saved Minghe quite a lot of effort.
However, Minghe did not intend to expose his Rakshasa, so he would seal his human body when someone else was nearby. Only when he was alone, he would release his Indestructible Demon Body to cultivate. As for Original Spirit Breakthrough, Minghe had no plan at the moment. For one thing, it would take time to comprehend the Fate Realm. For the other thing, he did not want to alter the deans' and Elders' attention.
Minghe did not hide his Original Spirit level of A Half Step to the Fate Realm. After all, there were a lot of cultivators at Fate Realm in the Yun Ling Academy. They could easily tell Minghe's level even though he tried his best to hide. By then, he must alert their attention and they could even go after him.
After all, there were many powerful forces in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons. If Minghe sedulously hid his cultivation, he would be doubted once his real cultivation was uncovered and the result must be terrible. Therefore, he preferred not hiding his cultivation of Original Spirit, but only hid his Indestructible Demon Body. In the long run, even the dean of this academy could not figure out his Indestructible Demon Body at the Fate Realm easily.
Breaking through the Fate Realm from A Half Step to the Fate Realm was a big movement. Minghe did not hope to alter the attention of the cultivators at Fate Realm in this academy before he reached his aim. Therefore, Minghe preferred to wait for the right opportunity for a period rather than break through the Fate Realm now. During the period, he could accumulate his power so that he would have enough strength to fight against the Yun Ling Academy if needed.
Minghe needed to spend time comprehending the Fate Realm, so did his Three Separations. Heaven and Earth Taoist had also reached the peak stage of A Half Step to the Fate Realm and even needed to accumulate much more power than the sum of Minghe, Red Lotus Taoist, and Musen needed to accumulate.
For Heaven and Earth Taoist, breaking through the Fate Realm required that the World of Heaven and Earth inside his body was also promoted to a great trichiliocosm. The demanding sources to achieve this were unexpected, especially the improvement of the Way of Heaven in this world, which would consume incredible Air of the Divine Law. It would take years to complete the promotion of this world even by continuously swallowing the Air of the Divine Law in the Battlefield of Gods and Demons.
In fact, solutions to speed up the growth of the Way of Heaven in the World of Heaven and Earth were available. Spiritual Stone, which contained abundant Air of the Divine Law, would be a good choice. If Minghe could collect plenty of Spiritual Stones, the Way of Heaven would naturally grow after swallowing generous Air of the Divine Law. By then, when the 3,000 Divine Laws were totally balanced, the World of Heaven and Earth would naturally be promoted to a great trichiliocosm.
However, it also took a large number of contributions to exchange enough Spiritual Stones. Now, just as a level three weapon-refining teacher, Minghe needed to spend tens of thousands of years earning enough contributions even if he continued refining primordial supreme treasures at Top Grade. After all, refining weapons was a time-consuming affair.
As for Red Lotus Taoist and Musen, they had also reached A Half Step to the Fate Realm, but Musen was even better. After all, Musen only focused on cultivating the Law of Martial Arts, while Red Lotus Taoist had been cultivating two Divine Laws at the same time as Minghe.
Minghe's Evil Separation, Red Lotus Taoist, cultivated the Principle of Karma and the Law of Killing, which were both formidable laws among the 3,000 Divine Laws. Furthermore, his Original Body, the Red Lotus of Fire, needed respectable time and sources to transform into a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos.
In the terms of Minghe's Selfcentric Separation, Musen, except the sources he needed to refine his Kongtong Seal into a Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, he did not need extra sources. The character Wu seemed to contained a completed Law of Martial Arts, while even now, Musen could not totally comprehend it. Only if he could take the time to study it would he break through the Fate Realm one day. By the time when Minghe and his Three Separations all broke into the Fate Realm, they could remain invincible when fighting against Yun Ling Academy. Therefore, Minghe needed to wait. Since he could break through at any time, he intended to make it together with his Three Separations. It did not really matter if their actions were earthshaking, because they could just leave the academy.
What was more, Minghe and his Three Separations had been comprehending the Four Mysterious Formations of Untainted Land respectively. If the four formations could release horrible powers as Minghe had expected, they could go everywhere in the Medium Layer of Battlefield of Gods and Demons. However, it also took time to recover the powers of the Four Mysterious Formations. For the time being, there was no need to take that into account.
Chapter 380: Shock
Minghe got up and left Silence Room for his cultivation. After walking out of a small courtyard, he went straight to Library of Yun Ling Academy. Since he had entered the academy several months ago, Minghe had been busy recovering his strength. Now, it was the first time for him to walk around the academy. For him, everything was strange. Even the Library he had longed for was just a dot on a map to him.
Although he had become a Third Grade Refining Master of Yun Ling Academy, Minghe never did the due diligence. He could gain 110,000 contribution merits every 1,000 years, but he was committed. During the 1,000 years, Minghe needed to refine at least three Top Grade primordial supreme treasures for the academy.
It was nothing to Minghe. After all, he had started to refine Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, and he was equal to a Fifth Grade Refining Master in the academy. It was not difficult for him to refine three Top Grade primordial supreme treasures in 1,000 years. Moreover, the academy would prepare all the materials for refining weapons. Therefore, Minghe did not have to bother himself too much. Except for the obligation for three Top Grade primordial supreme treasures every 1,000 years, Minghe was completely free. Even if he did not guide students to refine weapons, the academy would not care. Certainly, it was also a way to earn the contributions to guide students to refine weapons. However, Minghe was not interested. After all, it was too slow to earn the contributions in this way.
The contributions Minghe needed were quite significant. There were only two ways before him to earn the contributions as soon as possible. One was to take on missions from Mission Hall and complete them. In this way, he could naturally earn a great deal of contributions. The other was to sell primordial supreme treasures. As long as he could refine a lot of primordial supreme treasures, Minghe could sell them to the academy or students. In this case, he could also make many contributions.
Minghe preferred the second way. It was troublesome to do tasks to earn the contributions, but it was easy to refine primordial supreme treasure. In the Battlefield of God and Demon, nearly everyone had primordial spiritual treasures. Only primordial supreme treasures were valuable. Half Spiritual Treasures of Chaos or Spiritual Treasures of Chaos were rarer. Even in the academy, they were few. Minghe's participation in Yun Ling Academy was only out of habit, so he still reserved something during when refining weapons. Therefore, he only refined Top Grade primordial supreme treasure and became a Third Grade Refining Master. Now, if he refined Highest Grade primordial supreme treasure or Half Spiritual Treasure of Chaos, he must be doubted. Hence, he only could refine some Top Grade primordial supreme treasures to exchange contributions at present.
According to the identity token, the Top Grade primordial supreme treasure could be exchanged for at least 50,000 contributions. In case of a powerful treasure, it could be exchanged for more contributions. Minghe was paid 110,000 contributions every 1,000 years, but he generated profits about 150,000 contributions for the academy. He seemed to be suffering losses, but he actually had not.
On one hand, Minghe enjoyed the good environment of Yun Ling Academy. On the other hand, all materials for refining the three Top Grade primordial supreme treasures were provided by the academy. Moreover, the materials could be used to refine more than three treasures. After all, he sometimes might fail in refining a treasure. If he refined a Mid Grade primordial supreme treasure due to carelessness, he would have to refine it again. Minghe wanted to earn contributions by selling primordial supreme treasures, so he needed to prepare the materials by himself. However, it might need a lot of contributions in exchange for refining materials. In the long run, the contributions he really earned would amount to no more than 150,000. It might be 120,000 or 100,000. It all depended on Minghe's refining skill.
At the thought of this, Minghe smiled. He was confident of his refining skill. Moreover, he had secret weapons. Therefore, he refined weapons with great facility. But now, Minghe had no time to think about all this, because he had arrived at the library. The towering building was full of aura. In the building, light flew and Defend Formation hid inside. If someone wanted to break in, there might be infinite Menace Intent.
At the library gate, there was no guardian, but in-and-outers. Eight Transmitting Formations were arranged at the gate, which respectively corresponded to eight floors. However, the holder's cultivation was recorded in identity token. For example, Minghe had reached A Half Step to the Fate Realm, so he could enter the seventh floor at most. Of course, he could enter the first six floors.
Minghe was not interested in the first six floors, because the seventh floor had everything the first six floors had. After all, the library was open to everyone in Yun Ling Academy. A student of Zenith Heaven Golden Immortal Realm only could enter the first floor. If he exchanged contributions for transforming exercises, he could exchange for subsequent transforming exercises on the second floor when he broke through to the Sage-to-be Realm. Therefore, all the books on the first floor could be found on the second floor. By that analogy, all the books on the first six floors could be found be on the seventh floor.
So, Minghe would not be interested in the first six floors. He went straight to the Transmitting Formation which transmitted to the seventh floor. If a man wanted to enter the seventh floor of the library, he must have reached A Half Step to the Fate Realm at least. In the academy, there were many masters of the Zenith Heaven Realm. However, there were a few people of A Half Step to the Fate Realm, which added up to less than a hundred people.
After entering the seventh floor of the library, Minghe took a look and found nothing in the floor. After all, only a few people had reached A Half Step to the Fate Realm in the academy. Thus, it was normal to see no one on the seventh floor. After all, a lot of time was needed for cultivation. For Closed Door Meditation, it might cost thousands or even ten thousands of years. Moreover, for masters of A Half Step to the Fate Realm, it was also natural to comprehend the Fate Realm through Closed Door Meditation.
Minghe carefully observed the seventh floor. On numerous shelves, there were countless Jade Slips, which recorded various transforming exercises and tactical formations. The corresponding areas were separated to lay these Jade Slips. Moreover, the limit was set for the shelves. Before each Jade Slip, there was a corresponding introduction. Only when the corresponding contribution was paid could the records in Jade Slip be obtained.
There was no guardian on the seventh floor, but Minghe did not plan to plunder. Leaving aside the fact that the limit was connected with the formation in the library, the four statues that were lying on the floor were not to be trifled with. Minghe had also studied the Law of Puppet before, so he could naturally discern that the four statues were Puppets of A Half Step to the Fate Realm.
Once the limit was violated, the formation of the library and the four puppets would be initiated. Until then, if experts of the Fate Realm in the academy were disturbed, it would be hard for him to run away. Therefore, the academy did not send anyone to guard the library. It was not because of arrogance, but it was really unnecessary. If fearless experts were to come here, it would be useless even if they sent some guardians here.
Looking at the countless Jade Slips, Minghe was naturally tempted. He was very anxious to make them his. But based on his current strength, he'd better spend contributions to see these Jade Slips than plunder. Minghe firstly wanted to see the records of the Battlefield of God and Demon. Jade Slips with such records were the least common on the floor. Moreover, it would not cost him too many contributions.
With only 1,000 contributions, Minghe obtained all information about Battlefield of God and Demon on the floor, including all creatures, Treasures of Heaven and Earth, Forbidden Lands, and Treasure Lands. Minghe really benefited a lot from this information, but he was shocked by a piece of information, more amazed than before when he knew Untainted Land was not the only one.
The Chaos seemed to be boundless, but it actually had a limit and only a few people saw it. According to the records of the Jade Slips, the Chaos was not the only one. Strictly speaking, there was four Chaos, which respectively were the Eastern, Southern, Western, and Northern Chaos. Minghe was located in the Eastern Chaos.
In the other three Chaos, there was also a Rakshasa as strong as Great Divinity Pangu. Like Great Divinity Pangu, experts in each era played the same role and did the same thing. However, 3,000 worlds would be born from the four Chaos during Creation of Heaven. They were changed from Rakshasa of Three Pure Ones' corpses. Therefore, what entered Battlefield of God and Demon this time was the true Deva-loka.
The Battlefield of God and Demon was in the center of the four Chaos and connected with them. In each era, when the four Chaos developed to meet special conditions, Battlefield of God and Demon would be initiated. Then, experts of Origin in the four Chaos and Deva-loka would go in, but no one knew what the special conditions were.
Certainly, after entering Battlefield of God and Demon, all people of the four Chaos and Deva-loka would appear in Lower Layer of Battlefield of God and Demon. In the Lower Layer, people of the four Chaos could not meet each other. Only after entering the Middle Layer could they be considered to be living in the same world. So to speak, the Lower Layer of Battlefield of God and Demon was a buffer zone, the Great Way's protection for 'newcomers' of each era. The Middle Layer of the Battlefield of God and Demon was divided into five regions, which were respectively Eastern, Western, Southern, Northern, and Central Regions. The Eastern, Western, Southern, and Northern Regions respectively corresponded to the Eastern, Western, Southern, and Northern Chaos. At present, Minghe was located in Eastern Region, but Central Region was the heartland of the Middle Layer, where Spiritual Air between Heaven and Earth and Air of the Divine Law were more condensed than those in the four regions.
In Central Region, the four Chaos truly mixed with each other, so the complexity was imaginable. Although there were numerous Fated Chances, it was more dangerous than the four regions. In case of any carelessness, one could die without a burial place. In that place, a man of A Half Step to the Fate Realm could not be counted as an expert. Probably, those of A Half Step to the Supreme Realm were many.
At thought of this, Minghe gasped in horror. He could well imagine how was Central Region, where the four Chaos gathered. He had some thoughts on the intention of the Great Way. Since there were countless Fated Chances and Demon and numerous experts in Battlefield of God, experts of Origin of the four Chaos and Deva-loka in each era gathered there to kill each other for Fated Chance, survival, and even for killing. Due to endless killing, Battlefield of God and Demon was worthy of the name.
However, everything in the Battlefield of God and Demon was almost like the Great Way's cultivation of undead insects. Similarly, it tempted experts of Origin in each era to come here with endless Fated Chances in the Battlefield of God and Demon, made them grow in the slaughter, and finally became the strongest. At thought of this, Minghe looked solemn, wondering about the purpose of the Great Way's cultivation of undead insects.