The ascendants of Grand Xia banded together and threatened Qin Wentian, if Qin Wentian took any action that would cause the fall of another transcendent power, they would act together and deal with him.
However, Qin Wentian had no response for them, and he also didn’t continue destroying any more transcendent powers.
However, an event of great import happened in Ginkou. Because of the appearance of the Royal Tomb of Grand Xia back then, the various powers sent their men to stand guard at the entrance. Although none of the experts they sent in before had returned, they still continued monitoring. And now, during their process of monitoring, there was a power that made no secret of their attempts to secure that place. They drove the manpower of the other transcendent powers out while also expending a huge amount of resources hiring skilled craftsmen to rebuild the ancient kingdom.
This event instantly caused many to turn their eyes onto here, and for those transcendent powers whose men were driven away sent even more experts down only to hear a piece of news that the Azure Emperor Palace of the Azure Continent was relocating to this place where the ancient kingdom of Grand Xia used to be.
And as expected, not long after this piece of news was circulated, the experts of the Azure Emperor Palace showed up and even directed the reconstruction, working hard throughout night and day.
This news instantly created a huge commotion as it spread all over Grand Xia
The Azure Emperor Palace is relocating to the ancient kingdom in Ginkou? For thousands of year, not one transcendent power had dared to do such a thing, shifting their entire base to this sacred place. The meaning behind the Azure Emperor Palace’s actions was extremely clear. The other transcendent powers could all hear what the Azure Emperor Palace wanted to say.
Relocating to the ancient kingdom only meant one thing. Qin Wentian wanted to be the Lord of Grand Xia, reuniting the nine continents back as one!
This could be considered the strongest response Qin Wentian could give with regards to the various ascendants descending onto the Azure Emperor Palace. After that day, Qin Wentian vanished, he didn’t give a clear reply to them. But from this relocation exercise, he allowed the entire Grand Xia to see his determination.
I want to lord over Grand Xia, who dares to touch my Azure Emperor Palace?
It was highly probable that after they learned of this piece of news, the various transcendent powers could no longer be at ease enough to have a good night’s sleep.
Because of Qin Wentian’s appearance, the interactions between the transcendent powers in this period was many times more compared to the interactions they had combined throughout several hundreds of years.
The news of the reconstruction of the ancient kingdom rocked the world yet not one of the transcendent powers were willing to be the first to step out and act against the Azure Emperor Palace.
They once banded together and told Qin Wentian that he better not destroy any more transcendent powers, yet they didn’t say anything regarding the reconstruction of the ancient kingdom. Now, Qin Wentian didn’t initiate trouble and was merely relocating to the ancient kingdom in Ginkou. If they obstruct him, would it completely enrage Qin Wentian? Nobody knew the answer to that.
Currently within the ancient kingdom of Grand Xia, countless number of craftsmen were busy working through the day and night. And in the space outside the ancient kingdom, there was a void boat with a white-robed figure on it, staring at everything that was happening. And other than Qin Wentian standing there, there was also Yun Mengyi.
"Reunification of Grand Xia, but the name of Grand Xia shall remain unchanged. Your wish should have already been fulfilled. As for the things I want to know, when will you tell me?" Qin Wentian spoke to Yun Mengyi.
"I won’t say anything." A smile flickered in the beautiful eyes of Yun Mengyi as she turned her gaze, that was akin to autumn water, onto Qin Wentian. Both her hands wrapped around the arms of Qin Wentian, appearing extremely intimate as she spoke, "Unless one day, I become your woman."
Qin Wentian furrowed his brows. With a flick of his sleeves, he shook Yun Mengyi away.
"Get down." Qin Wentian emotionlessly stated. Yun Mengyi started, her countenance returned to normal, flashing with hints of coldness before she got down from the void boat. She stared at Qin Wentian and asked, "Am I really not attractive at all?"
"I treat you as my friend." Qin Wentian spoke detachedly. After which, he turned and the void boat transformed into a beam of light, streaking through the skies, vanishing from the vision of Yun Mengyi in an instant.
In the Western Domain of Grand Xia, there was a desolate mountain range with a few anarchic cities situated there.
And in that region, there was a lonely and desolate place where the footprints of men are rarely seen. That place, was a secret realm of Grand Xia.
From ancient times, Grand Xia had countless numbers of cities that were prosperous through the ages yet given how vast Grand Xia is, there were similarly secret realms where no one had ever completely solved the mysteries within before. Many experts would enter into these secret realms, but the vast majority of the people never came back out again no matter how powerful they were. Hence, these secret realms were known as forbidden grounds.
The Devil Statue Cliff is precisely a forbidden ground of Grand Xia. It was rumored that this place was a haven for devil cultivators and there was once a extremely powerful devil that walked out from there before. There was an ancient legend of Grand Xia saying that long ago in the past, this place was formed from the result of a grand battle between an immortal and a devil. After both sides were defeated and fallen, devil cultivators swarmed the place and erected a state of the devil which led to the forbidden ground today.
From ages past, there has always been some characters who stepped into the Devil Statue Cliff. However, they only entered the boundaries and came out quickly after, they had no way to penetrate the secrets of this place. For those who took a risk and entered the depths, almost none came out alive. For those who did, all of them had gone crazy after they returned, without a single exception.
At this moment, Qin Wentian arrived at the entrance of the Devil Statue Cliff. Right now, in those calm eyes of his, hints of contemplation could be seen within.
That little lass Bai Qing had vanished in this place. It could be said that the guts of his companions were truly big, they actually even dared to roam this place. However after that, he heard that they were trapped and Bai Qing chose to remained behind so they could leave.
From then till now, there had not been the slightest bit of news about her.
To Qin Wentian, he treated Bai Qing like his own flesh and blood sister. That silly lass passed him a knife so that he could hold it to her neck, wanting to use her own life to threaten her father to let him leave the Bai Residence safely. She eventually chose to leave home because of the decision her father and elder sister made and every time he thought of Bai Qing, Qin Wentian would feel traces of heartache. Only Bai Qing would be able to cause Qin Wentian to feel such tenderness towards her.
"Little Qing…" Staring at the towering statue of the devil in front of him, Qin Wentian drew in a deep breath.
With his grand wedding day soon arriving, Qin Wentian by right, shouldn’t risk himself. Especially in this forbidden ground that was sacred to devil cultivators, it was just too dangerous.
However, the reason for him returning to Grand Xia was: firstly, because of Mo Qingcheng; secondly, to settle the reunification of Grand Xia; and lastly, to find Bai Qing.
If he couldn’t determine Bai Qing’s safety, there would always be a heavy unease in his heart.
Years ago, that lass chose to cultivate the Chaotic Art of the Devil, ignoring her own safety simply to protect and fight for him. Only when he fought against her, injuring her did she finally call out Wentian-gege as her tears flowed. These memories were all vivid in his mind. How could he forget the deep relationship between them?
The Devil Statue Cliff was vast and smaller terrifying statues of devils could be found everywhere throughout a radius of a hundred km.
Qin Wentian stared at the secret realm as a hint of resolution flashed in his eyes. After which, he stepped out and entered the Devil Statue Cliff.
A thousand-meter tall devil statue stood erect in front of him, this resembled an ancient devil that was protecting the entrance of the Devil Statue Cliff.
A raging wind gusted, Qin Wentian was clad in white and had a sword strapped behind him as he entered. The instant he stepped through the boundaries of this secret realm, he could feel strands of terrifying devil qi gushing over. In a single instant, it was as though he stepped into a world of devils. Numerous devil statues could be seen everywhere in all directions, all of them had their eyes on Qin Wentian, the atmosphere was so eerie that it gave chills to the hearts of people.
"So many entrances, each of the statues appears to be guarding one. Do they all lead to different places?" Qin Wentian stared at the statues before him as he mused. Without further hesitation he continued forward, into the depths of this place.
Very swiftly, when Qin Wentian inclined his head again, he discovered that he entered a maze with eight directions and in the air above him, there were gigantic devil statues there as well. Right now, he had already completely lost his sense of direction. He couldn’t even exit if he wished to.
Bzz, Bzz, Rumble~~!
Abruptly, devilish soundwaves resounded as they lingered on, manifesting a surge of terrifying devil might that permeated this area. Qin Wentian only felt his heart clenching. Shifting his gaze forward, there was a gigantic devil statue that shimmered brightly, as though it was coming to life. It seemed to be able to move, clouds of devilish qi surrounded it as the humming melody came from it’s mouth, permeating this space, entering into Qin Wentian’s eardrums.
That gaze filled with devilish intent glanced in Qin Wentian’s direction. Just a single glance was sufficient to cause the astral energy in Qin Wentian’s body to run amok, it felt as though a devilish will had entered his sea of consciousness, wanting to break his spirit. A boundless force gushed over as terrifying rumbling sounds resounded. Qin Wentian only felt an overwhelming pressure pressing down onto him.
In that instant, an illusion appeared before him. He felt as though all the devil statues present here were moving towards him, wanting to kill him.
Qin Wentian stepped out as a vortex of sword qi ravaged this space. The sound of a thunderous explosion rang out as a devil statue that was rushing over got destroyed.
With his second step, the earth trembled as booming sounds continued relentlessly. Even more devil statues were lacerated and with his third step, the vortex of sword qi transformed into a tempest of destruction that ravaged this entire space.
However, the devilish melody continued on and there seemed no end to the devil statues. They continued attacking, as though they would never stop.
"These are born from nothingness. With devilish thoughts in mind, a devil would be formed in one’s heart, leading to the creation of countless devils rushing at me. However, as long as my heart is clear, the devils won’t be able to suppress me!"
When Qin Wentian took his seventh step, a surge of sword intent towered up into the skies. He clasped his hands behind his back as he stared at the gigantic devil statues in front of him. Slowly advancing, no matter how powerful the statues are, they were unable to get close to him. Countless numbers of devil statues continued their attack, yet there seemed to be a forcefield of light with Qin Wentian in the center that halted their advance. This, was formed from the pureness in his heart. The devilish will won’t be able to influence him.
Qin Wentian continued his way, never stopping regardless of the resistance he faced. He chose to enter through the entrance of the largest devil statue, into the depths of this secret realm.
No matter how dangerous or mysterious this place was, as long as Bai Qing was inside here, he would definitely bring her out. If Bai Qing had fallen within, no matter who is the leader of this place, he shall spare no expense to annihilate everything.
After stepping into a new dimension, Qin Wentian’s adversaries only gotten more dangerous. In the entire space, devil statues dotted the landscape, suppressing all eight directions. Black-colored devilish qi danced in the air as the eyes of the statues opened one after another, all of them staring at Qin Wentian. Once again, a mighty and oppressive pressure bored directly into him.
A particularly immense devil statue activated and came to life. It directly leapt down from the cliff and jumped onto Qin Wentian. It punched out with its fists, manifesting a terrifying monster that rushed towards Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian’s palms shimmered with brilliant light, he blasted out in defense and with a thunderous boom, the monster shattered. His palm then utilized boundless force as he grabbed the air, causing the devil statue to explode into pieces.
The earth trembled as the two sides of the mountain cliff began shaking. A boundless devilish might pressed down on everything, activating each and every devil statue here as they slaughtered their way towards Qin Wentian.
"If becoming a devil myself is the only way out of here, then I shall become a devil." Qin Wentian’s physique grew increasingly larger as the amount of demonic qi towered up into the skies. A moment later, numerous incarnations of himself appeared in the air, each of them glowing with light, illuminating this space as countless numbers of palm imprints covered the skies, breaking through and destroying everything.
Qin Wentian advanced forward with large strides, picking up speed and dashing ahead. He wanted to see exactly how mysterious and terrifying the secrets in the Devil Statue Cliff were.