Chapter 133: The Mysterious Immortal
Somewhere below the misty fogs of the Unmoving Mountains, was a well-built man. He was none other than Liang Ni. After eight long years, he had finally attained the initial sacred saint level.
Everyone had thought that he was dead when he was thrown down the mountains. That was what he had thought as well.
Now he was ready to take vengeance on Mu Huiyin, Tie Nansen, Xuan Danfeng and Dugu Fang.
For the past couple of years, he had been sneaking into the Ancient Ascension Sect to abduct the female protégés and laying waste to them. It was a lucky thing that all the celestial experts of the Ancient Ascension Sect was now in the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and there were few that could stop him from abducting dozens of female protégés so that he could feast upon them.
And now he had decided to leave this hideout and to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth.
It seemed that Xuan Danfeng had not informed the rest of the patriarch clans what he had done because she was trying to keep things discreet. This will provide him a cover to ambush and to slain the other celestials inside the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth so that he could absorb their cultivation cores.
That was a new martial skill that he had learnt from the immortal cultivation slip that his mysterious savior had given him…
After centuries of biding his time, he was finally on a path of greatness that would see him dual cultivating as both a saint and monarch at the same time. With his present strength now, he could even take on a great saint.
He was smiling, “Fan Yuqing, even if you refuse me again, I will take you by force…”
He began to recount the miraculous events that had happened to him 8 years ago…
8 years ago below the mists of the Unmoving Mountains…
When he had opened his eyes, he saw a fine and young looking man that was looking at him with a smile. He had purple eyes unlike anyone that he had seen and he could not even tell what his cultivation level was.
He was heard saying, “It’s a good thing that you got an excellent constitution and physique. If not, it will require more than a miracle to revive you.”
Liang Ni was startled and immediately stammered out, “Who…are you?”
The man smiled, “You are originally a dead man but I have revived you. I am sure you did not want to go back being a dead man again, am I right?”
Liang Ni stammered weakly, “What…do you want?”
The man laughed softly, “Who I am is not important. But there is really something that I do want from you. I need you to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and get me the artefact core of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. Can you do that?”
Liang Ni said weakly, “This is…an impossible task that you are asking of me. I can’t even access the third level of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and I don’t even know how to obtain this artefact core that you are asking me…”
The man smiled, “Then I shall send you back to the bottomless abyss where you will happily lie dead…”
Liang Ni panicky said, “No wait please. I’ll help…you…”
The man smiled, “Now that is a wise choice. Not only will I help you to breakthrough to the saint level, I will also open your heaven eyes for you. In return, you will get me the artefact core of the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth and I will promise you that you will ascend as an immortal when the time comes.”
Liang Ni muttered in disbelief, “Why me? Why not…others? You look so formidable…why don’t you get the artefact core yourself?”
The man sighed softly, “You are actually not my first choice. Beitang Ze is my first choice but he is no longer around now.”
Then he touched Liang Ni’s forehead, “This is my soul mark on you. As for why I can’t enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth myself, it is because I am an immortal. Therefore, I can only make use of you.”
Liang Ni was startled, “You…are an immortal?”
The man smiled, “Naturally I am. Or else how can I revive you?”
Liang Ni stammered, “If…I help you…then you will help me to become an immortal?”
The man was smiling broadly as he looked intently at him, “If you help me, not only will I make you my direct disciple, I will also make you an immortal and you will have as many immortal maidens as you want to be your companions.”
Liang Ni thought for a while before he said, “The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth won’t appear in another 500 years…”
The man interrupted, “You are wrong. The Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth will be right here at the Unmoving Mountains and it won’t go away for the next ten years.”
Liang Ni was startled, “What has actually happened? How long have I been unconscious?”
The man smiled as he passed him a cultivation slip, “It has only been a few days. You are not in a condition to enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth yet. Meditate upon this immortal cultivation slip and soon you will attain a breakthrough. When you have reached the initial saint level then you will enter the Empyrean Warrior Labyrinth. This may take you a couple of years to be a saint but I can wait.”
Liang Ni was muttering, “Saint…immortal cultivation slip…open my heaven eyes…”
The man laughed as he turned away, “Soon you will become the number one celestial in the celestial realm. With the immortal martial skills that are in the cultivation slip, you will be invincible and not even a great saint with an immortal sword can best you.”
Liang Ni stammered, “Master, where…are you…going? How do I find…you?”
The man hummed coldly, “No need. I will look for you in ten years after you have got the artefact core. But should you fail, I will personally destroy you with my own hands. Remember that!” Then he had departed like a wind.
Liang Ni was stunned. This man had literally vanished like a phantom and he was not sure if he was dreaming. But it was not a dream because he was still holding onto the cultivation slip and his forehead was still burning with searing pain.