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With a flash of light, Duan Ling Tian discovered he was standing in a wide area, and he saw what seemed to an abyss with no end in sight before him. “Where’s this place? We’ve left the location of the first trial… Does this mean this is the location of the second trial in the Celestial Lord Temple?”
Duan Ling Tian heard a commotion and instinctively turned to look. He discovered that apart from Ling Jue Yun, Xue Jing Yu, and the other participants, there were another eight people.
Duan Ling Tian’s group and the new group of people regarded each other warily.
Among the new group of eight, there were middle-aged men, young men, and even a young woman. The woman was beautiful and elegant. Although she was not a peerless beauty, she had a unique charm.
Upon seeing a young man dressed in fine robes, a fearful expression appeared on Xue Jing Yu’s face as he exclaimed, “That’s Dongfang Jin Lun!”
“Dongfang Jin Lun?”
The people from Duan Ling Tian’s group instinctively followed Xue Jing Yu’s gaze.
“It’s truly Dongfang Jin Lun!”
“Dongfang Jin Lun is the brightest talent ever to appear in the Dongfang Clan. He’s only slightly over 200 years old and has comprehended two profundities from the law of thunder!”
It was obvious many people from Duan Ling Tian’s group recognized the young man dressed in fine robes.
“Dongfang Jin Lun?” Duan Ling Tian had turned to look at the young man as well.
The young man dressed in fine robes was tall and muscular. He had a square face, big eyes, and bushy brows that made him look rather dignified. He stood with his back straight like a tower. His expression was calm and indifferent despite Xue Jing Yun and the others’ words.
‘Dongfang Jing Lun is a member of the Dongfang Clan, a grade-seven clan. He’s slightly over 200 years old and has comprehended the law of thunder’s Fundamental Profundity, the Thunder Elemental Profundity, and the Lightning Profundity,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, recalling the conversation Xue Jing Yu had with the others when they were discussing participants who had comprehended two profundities of a law. Through their discussion, he also knew that Dongfang Jing Lun was a peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial whose speed was not inferior to Sima Chun whom he had killed previously. However, the Lightning Profundity had an unknown ability that the Gale Profundity did not have. Needless to say, the Lightning Profundity was powerful and practical.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Xue Jing Yu and the others hastily flew toward Duan Ling Tian and Ling Jue Yun, obviously seeking protection from the duo. In their opinion, the other eight people posed a greater threat to them compared to the duo.
A young man standing next to Xue Jing Yu looked at the only woman in the other group and said with a slight frown, “That young woman looks familiar…”
“She’s Ou Ya from the Frost Sect,” Xue Jing Yu said in a hushed tone.
As the most outstanding prince among the sons of the Emperor of the Southern Qi Nation, Xue Jing Yu had followed his father to visit many forces in the regions under the Profound Nether Mansion’s control. It was only natural that he was well-informed about the geniuses from various forces in the Profound Nether Mansion. Whether it was Dongfang Jin Lun from the grade-seven Dongfang Clan or Ou Ya from the grade-eight Frost Sect, he had met them at least once in the past. However, it was not guaranteed that they would remember him.
The group of people near Duan Ling Tian heard Xue Jing Yu’s words and shifted their eyes to the woman as they discussed among themselves.
“Ou Ya from the Frost Sect?”
“I’ve heard of Ou Ya from the Frost Sect. She’s a rare genius among the women in the regions under the Profound Nether Mansion’s control. Similar to Dongfang Jing Lun, she hasn’t reached the age of 200, but she has already comprehended two profundities from the law of ice!”
“In terms of innate talent, Ou Ya is better than Dongfang Jing Lun, but she’s no match for Duan Ling Tian and Ling Jue Yun.”
‘Ou Ya?’ Duan Ling Tian glanced at the woman standing on the other side. He knew she was a female genius from the grade-eight Frost Sect. Although the Frost Sect was a grade-eight sect, it was among the strongest grade-eight forces in the Thousand Nations. Its Sect Guarding Celestial Method was a King Grade Celestial Method that contained the law of ice. One would be able to comprehend the law of ice’s Fundamental Profundity, the Frost Elemental Profundity, and the Frost Profundity from the King Grade Celestial Method. ‘Based on the Frost Profundity’s name, the profundity would probably grant the caster the ability to freeze his or her opponent.’
Soon after, a loud explosion suddenly rang in the air. It sounded as though a flood of water had broken through a dam.
Duan Ling Tian regained his senses and looked at the source of the commotion. He saw water surging toward them violently at this moment. It finally dawned on him that they were standing at a riverbank at this moment.
As the flood of water approached like a roaring water dragon, Duan Ling Tian extended his Divine Consciousness. He could sense the water was not ordinary water. It emitted an aura that made him feel threatened.
At this moment, Huang’er’s voice rang in Duan Ling Tian’s mind, “It’s the Soul Extinguishing Water! If you touch the water, your soul will be destroyed… Without the protection of a purely defensive Celestial Weapon above the Duke Grade, those weaker than Celestial Dukes will surely die if they come in contact with the Soul Extinguishing Water!”
“Soul Extinguishing Water?” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes. He quickly took off into the air to avoid the Soul Extinguishing Water that was about to spill over to the riverbank where everyone stood.
“The Soul Extinguishing Water cannot harm you because the Profound Divine Metal is protecting your soul.”
Huang’er’s words made Duan Ling Tian realize he had been too anxious and was worried for nothing. As it turned out, he had no need to fear the Soul Extinguishing Water at all.
After Duan Ling Tian rose into the air, the others finally regained their senses.
“Good heavens! It’s the Soul Distinguishing Water!”
“The Soul Extinguishing Water destroys one’s soul upon contact if one’s cultivation base is lower than that of a Celestial Duke!”
“Is this the Celestial Lord Temple’s second trial?”
Those who knew about the Soul Extinguishing Water began to take to the air, and those who did not know followed suit anyway.
As the flood of water swept through the riverbank, those who had just learned about the Soul Extinguishing Water could not help but gasp.
Soon after, someone cried out, “Look! There are boxes and chests flowing in the Soul Extinguishing Water!”
Duan Ling Tian instinctively looked beneath his feet and saw boxes and chests floating in the Soul Extinguishing Water. He tried to investigate them with his Divine Consciousness, but they were protected by Formations. With this, he knew none of the participants would be able to investigate the contents with their peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial’s Divine Consciousness.
A middle-aged man from the new group of eight descended near a chest with brightly lit eyes. “The boxes and chests must contain treasures left behind by the Southern Heaven Celestial Lord!”
The chest was five feet long, sufficient to contain most Celestial Weapons. As a precaution, the middle-aged man mobilized his Celestial Origin Energy that had been boosted by his Fundamental Profundity. A blue armor appeared on his body.
“This chest is mine!” The middle-aged man hovered above the chest and reached for the chest. However, as soon as he touched the chest, an invisible force surged out of the chest into the surroundings, causing the Soul Extinguishing Water to soar higher. It was as though the flood of Soul Extinguishing Water had come to life and turned into water dragons that flew up into the sky.
“It’s too heavy!” The middle-aged man panted as he mustered all his strength to lift the chest. He could barely move it. His expression changed drastically when he saw the Soul Extinguishing Water that soared into the air had gathered and formed a wall before him, ready to drop down on him.
“No!” the middle-man cried out in horror as the Soul Extinguishing Water engulfed him.
After the Soul Extinguishing Water calmed down, Duan Ling Tian and the others saw the middle-aged man had collapsed on top of the chest. His lifeless eyes were wide open; a hint of despair could still be seen in his eyes. His complexion was turning pale swiftly due to his soul being destroyed by the Soul Extinguishing Water.
“The Soul Extinguishing Water destroyed his soul in just a blink of an eye!”
“It’s too terrifying!”
“I was going to collect one of the boxes and chests as well. Thank goodness he went for it first. I would have died otherwise.”
Most of everyone present were relieved and felt lucky they did not make the first move to obtain the chests and boxes when they looked at the middle-aged man’s corpse.
At this moment, Dongfang Jing Lun, the genius from the Dongfang Clan, scoffed and said disdainfully, “Serves him right for overestimating his own ability!”
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