Star Odyssey - Chapter 1573
Chapter 1573: The Mountains and Seas’ Inheritance
“Senior, Lu Yin is able to comprehend the Nine Cauldrons, but I may have a chance as well. Please allow me to stay here and study this place. In doing so, I will also stop Lu Yin from obtaining this opportunity,” Shang Rong pleaded.
The nine-stage Augmenter solemnly replied, “Leave. We will discuss later who will be allowed to enter and who will not. You will be given an answer.”
Xiao Qing muttered, “How arrogant. Even I can’t understand anything.”
The nine-stage Augmenter instantly glared at the girl, startling her. However, she just stuck her tongue out at the man. “It’s fine. I’ll leave.”
She then promptly turned around and left.
Xiao Qing had gained a special status within the Sixth Mainland because she had actually defeated Bu Kong during ZENITH, which meant that she was the best candidate to take his place as one of the Daosource Three Skies. If not for the fact that Xiao Qing was from the Progenitor of Combat’s Territory, she would already have taken Bu Kong’s former title.
At this moment, Bu Kong was dead, and both Wu Taibai and Zhi Yi had gone missing. Not one of the Daosource Three Skies was still around, which meant it was just a matter of time before Xiao Qing would receive the title.
The Nine Cauldrons Region drew everyone’s attention, and as news about what had happened reached Heaven’s Pit, many of the people started leaving, including Di Luo. In the end, Lu Yin was the only one who stayed behind to study the palm print.
Although Lu Yin felt like he had only taken a glance, ten days had already passed, but he still had not comprehended a single inkling from the palm print. He was truly eager to learn the Nine Clones Secret Technique, but unfortunately, his hopes were nothing but dreams.
After the Nine Cauldrons Region was sealed off, many people returned to Heaven’s Pit. As they returned, Lu Yin had still gained nothing from his time observing the palm print. What was so good about this palm print? Who had claimed that someone could comprehend Progenitor Chen’s secret technique from it? Had anyone ever received it? It better not be a scam!
“I haven’t seen you before. Where are you from?” A voice entered Lu Yin’s ears, and when he turned to look, he saw that Di Luo was speaking to him.
Di Luo had not initially noticed Lu Yin, but after hearing the news about what had happened in the Nine Cauldrons Region, everyone had left Heaven’s Pit except for Lu Yin. After Di Luo had returned, he had found that this person had stayed here the entire time. What could this person have gained from Heaven’s Pit?
“Is there something wrong?” Lu Yin asked.
Di Luo stared at Lu Yin. “Where are you from? What have you seen in this pit?”
“Bullshit!” Lu Yin spat out two words and disappeared.
Di Luo’s pupils instantly constricted. What was this speed? How was such a thing possible? Who was that person? Wait, had anyone even been there in the first place? What the hell?
After leaving Heaven’s Pit, Lu Yin considered visiting the Platform of Inception, as there was a chance of running into Xin Nü there.
He was free to do as he wished, as he really had nothing else to do with his remaining time in the Daosource Sect’s ruins. After a moment, Lu Yin remembered that there was a portion of the Nine Mountains and Eight Seas here.
Suddenly, Lu Yin’s eyes lit up. He remembered how, long ago, Ling Gong had tried to explore the Mountains and Seas region for an inheritance. At this moment, Lu Yin could do the same.
Long ago, Progenitor Hui had concocted a scheme spanning eons. The end result had been the detonation of the Mountain and Seas Zone, which had prevented Aeternus from invading the Fifth Mainland. At the same time, the Sixth Mainland had been almost completely isolated from the Fifth Mainland. The Mountain and Seas Zone had easily exploded, which had made it look like it was not something terribly important but rather just the first step of the implementation of Progenitor Hui’s plan.
However, was that really the case?
The Nine Mountains and Eight Seas had existed during the Daosource Sect’s peak, and that time was before the Sixth Mainland’s invasion. In that case, why had Progenitor Hui created such an elaborate plan to deal with the Sixth Mainland’s invasion? Besides, back then, Progenitor Hui had not been the only powerful Progenitor in the Fifth Mainland, and he would not have been able to casually move the Mountains and Seas that belonged to other Progenitors as though they were his own property.
There had to be some other, unknown aspect to the story, and so Lu Yin decided to go to the Mountains and Seas region to try to find out.
At that moment, Lu Yin suddenly remembered something else: Aeternus had invaded the Sixth Mainland, causing it to collapse. In that case, if Lu Yin could grab a futon from the Sixth Mainland’s Daosource Sect, could he enter that place as well?
As soon as the idea popped into his head, Lu Yin dismissed it. Even if it did work, the Sixth Mainland’s Daosource Sect was most likely full of Aeternus’s monsters. Going there would be the same as asking to die.
The inheritances of the Mountains and Seas were also the inheritances of Progenitors. While many people knew this, very few were capable of searching through the Mountains and Seas region for those inheritances. Only the Realmlings, the Ten Arbiters, and others on that level were able to do so. Lu Yin had never seen anyone else in the Mountains and Seas region, so he did not know if this selectivity was due to a rule or some sort of restriction.
Lu Yin saw several people fighting above the sea, off in the distance. He leaned against a wall as he watched with great interest.
He had not expected to see old acquaintances fighting against each other the moment he entered the Mountains and Seas region to search for inheritances. The Ten Arbiters’ Wen Sansi and War King were fighting against Di Fa and Nan Yanfei,
When Lu Yin had Possessed the Imprinter from the Sixth Mainland, he had overheard Nan Yanfei and Di Fa discussing the possibility of returning to the Daosource Sect’s ruins to search for the Ten Arbiters. This was exactly what Lu Yin had stumbled upon.
The Ten Arbiters and the Realmlings were old enemies.
Neither the Ten Arbiters nor the Realmlings had greatly improved their strength during the two years that Lu Yin had been gone. But out of everyone, Lu Yin was the most curious about the War King’s strength. He was the Arbiter that Lu Yin knew the least about, and the two had never fought. However, Lu Yin had heard of the War King’s strength before.
Xing Kai was known by the moniker of War King. He was a physically powerful man who was a full three meters in height. Lu Yin’s greatest impression of the man was the report that the War King had once killed a Realmling while fighting in the Daosource Sect’s ruins. It was an amazing achievement.
Xing Kai and Nan Yanfei fiercely clashed with each other above the sea, and their battle caused waves to surge in the waters below. At the same time, Wen Sansi was doing his best to trap Di Fa. Di Fa’s bloodline was truly difficult to deal with, as it allowed him to phase through anything.
It was impossible to know how long the four people had been fighting for.
Lu Yin’s eyes wandered around, and he stared at the tall mountains on the other side of the sea. Most people believed that the Mountains and Seas’ inheritances were false rumors, and the Fifth Mainland had even destroyed five mountains and five seas as a part of Progenitor Hui’s grand plan. It seemed highly likely that people no longer believed that the Mountains and Seas region held any inheritances.
Regardless of how many times the Mountains and Seas region had been scoured by others, Lu Yin still needed to explore them himself.
Given Lu Yin’s increased strength, it would not be a challenge for him to pass through the four-way battle and travel to the mountains without drawing any attention.
He soon moved past where the four people were fighting, and a tall mountain appeared before him.
Just when Lu Yin was about to start climbing the mountain, his body was suddenly pulled into the mountain, and he sank beneath the ground without the slightest ability to resist. As he sank down, he heard a loud voice echo in his mind. “Challenger, enter.”
Lu Yin swayed, and he almost fell. When he looked up, he saw that he was surrounded by a ring of torches. Then, their flames suddenly rose and merged before his eyes. These flames possessed no color, and Lu Yin himself was no longer able to see any color.
The only thing that he could feel was the flames’ unimaginable heat. They were hot enough to reduce his body to ashes just like how a star would incinerate an ordinary human. Lu Yin did not dare to approach the flames; if he were just a bit closer, he would be nothing but ash. All of his power vessels and items were completely useless at this moment.
This fire made Lu Yin feel like he was facing death.
The feeling lasted for no more than a moment, and the flames returned to the torches, reigniting them. Meanwhile, Lu Yin was completely drenched with sweat as more dripped down his fingers.
“Breakthrough failed.” Another set of words entered Lu Yin’s mind, and then he was back at the sea in front of the tall mountain. Far behind him, War King and the other three were continuing their fierce battle. Nothing had changed while Lu Yin had been thrust into a true life and death situation.
Lu Yin had not felt such an incredible sense of danger even against Shaman God or when he had been attacked by Wang Si. He had not actually felt despair when facing those flames, but rather a sense of awe at the raw power before him. Those flames had far surpassed Lu Yin’s comprehension.
Even though Lu Yin could not even understand the power of a Semi-Progenitor, without understanding why, he felt confident that even a Semi-Progenitor would have been just as helpless as him before those flames.
Those flames had to have come from the power of a Progenitor! Lu Yin stared at the tall mountain in utter shock. Here, in this place, was a Progenitors’ inheritance!
Lu Yin looked back at Wen Sansi and the others who were fighting. He was eager to know if any of them had ever experienced those flames.
The four were still fighting, and it looked like their battle would not end anytime soon.
However, Lu Yin had no desire to wait. He had less than ten days left in the Daosource Sect’s ruins, and he intended to visit and explore another mountain.
There were only two mountains and one sea left within the Daosource Sect’s ruins.
There was a bang as Xing Kai was knocked back. An imprint of the Bluedome Elder had appeared in the sky behind Nan Yanfei, allowing him to overpower Xing Kai. Nearby, the Bluedome Elder’s imprint also appeared behind Di Fa, and he also activated his Demonfox bloodline.
“Xing Kai, when you sacrificed a finger to cut down Realmling Tang, you claimed that you could cut down all of the Realmlings if you cut off all ten of your fingers. Let’s see it then!” Nan Yanfei shouted.
Xing Kai remained calm, and he simply raised a hand. In front of him, a Taotie appeared and let out a roar.
There was another bang as Xing Kai was smashed down to the bottom of the sea.
Wen Sansi used his Literary Prison to trap Nan Yanfei while simultaneously avoiding Di Fa’s attack. He looked down at the bottom of the sea. “There’s no need to push yourself.”
Xing Kai charged up from the seabed. He looked very serious. “I know.”
Nan Yanfei and Di Fa were both far warier of Wen Sansi. He had performed brilliantly during ZENITH, and he had revealed an innate gift that would be difficult to overcome.
The four people were about to resume their battle when a breeze swept through the area. Both Nan Yanfei and Di Fa tumbled headfirst into the sea, only stabilizing themselves on the surface.
Wen Sansi and Xing Kai were startled by the sudden change. “Who?”
Neither of them had been attacked.
Lu Yin emerged from the void and smiled at the two Arbiters. “Long time no see, you two.”
They both were surprised to see Lu Yin. “Lu Yin? Didn’t you disappear?”
“I just got back.”
Xing Kai was stunned. “Was that your attack?”
Lu Yin nodded. He had simply swept out with his star energy to instantly knock Nan Yanfei and Di Fa out of the sky. It was no longer difficult for him to accomplish such a thing.
Lu Yin was a Realmbreaker who had been able to defeat both Realmlings when he had still been a Hunter, so it was an easy matter to defeat them after his cultivation surpassed theirs now.
Wen Sansi and Xing Kai glanced at each other in complete amazement.
Neither of them had been able to detect any hint of an attack, but two experts as strong as them had been instantly defeated. This overwhelming power even exceeded what Lu Yin had revealed during ZENITH. Then, people had at least been able to fight back against him.
“What realm has your cultivation reached now?” Xing Kai asked.
“Enlighter,” Lu Yin replied. He then pointed at the distant mountain. “Have you been over there?”
Wen Sansi nodded. “Of course I’ve been there. That’s the place that holds the Progenitors’ inheritances, though it’s just a sham.”
Lu Yin’s eyebrows rose up. “There’s nothing there?”
“While there’ve been a few inheritances that we’ve fought over, but nothing real has ever been found,” Wen Sansi replied.
Lu Yin started thinking. Apparently, neither of the two had ever experienced what he had just gone through. At least, it did not look like Wen Sansi was lying.
“Brother Lu, where have you been? You’ve changed quite a bit in the last two years,” Wen Sansi asked, feeling very curious.
Xing Kai’s eyes blazed with fighting intent. He wanted to challenge Lu Yin.
Lu Yin felt curious about Xing Kai’s missing finger. “He just said that you killed a Realmling after cutting off a finger. Is that your innate gift?”
“Do you want to find out?” Xing laughed. “I wasn’t able to participate in the competition for the Astral Tower, and I’ve always wanted to have a match with you, Brother Lu.”
A smile appeared on Lu Yin’s face. “Sorry, but you don’t stand a chance.”
“What do you mean?” Xing Kai felt a bit confused.
Lu Yin’s eyes grew focused. All he needed to do was release his domain, and he instantly and fully suppressed both Xing Kai and Wen Sansi, stunning the two. Lu Yin’s domain even surpassed Unseen Light’s, and the two of them struggled to even move.
“You can challenge me if you’re able to go head-to-head against an Envoy, but you should just forget it otherwise. The gap between us is too big,” Lu Yin said, partly to himself.
Translated By: OMA
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA