Chapter 278 - 278 The People of the Netherworld’s Tradition
Chapter 278 - 278 The People of the Netherworld’s Tradition
278 The People of the Netherworld’s Tradition
“Why is the gate from the netherworld to the Nine Desolations open again?”
Fang Jinyu frowned slightly. Afterward, he looked around and noticed that there were still some ghost cultivators who had survived nearby. Interestingly, these ghost cultivators were divided into three factions.
Because they stood in groups, there was a clear sense of distance between them.
Thus, Fang Jinyu slightly waved his sleeve.
Instantly, the howling and soul-damaging cold wind was suppressed.
Although Fang Jinyu couldn’t underestimate the cold wind, he had the combat strength of an Incarnation stage cultivator!
As the wind calmed down, the ghost cultivators, who were about to be blown into scattered sand by the cold wind, finally breathed a sigh of relief.
Even so, the ghost cultivators still looked like they had suffered a great loss. Each of them was flickering as if it could dissipate at any time. Fortunately, there was nothing here except for a lot of Yin energy. Therefore, the ghost cultivators weren’t in any serious trouble. It was just that they would lose one-tenth of their cultivation base.
The ghost cultivators from the Nine Desolations said it. When they saw Fang Jinyu, they hurriedly bowed.
Afterward, one of the ghost cultivators said loudly, “Grandmaster, we came all the way here because of those foreign ghost cultivators. I didn’t expect to be attacked immediately. Those ghost cultivators came out of that small door. These people are also from that side, but they want to join us. It’s just that we don’t dare to trust them easily.”
In a few simple sentences, a ghost cultivator from the Nine Desolations explained the cause of the incident, as well as the ghost cultivators from the three factions to Fang Jinyu.
Those who looked extremely hostile were naturally ghost cultivators from the netherworld.
Those who were also surrounded by a vicious aura but were sightly gentler were ghost cultivators from the netherworld who wanted to seek refuge with the Nine Desolations.
Fang Jinyu nodded and waved his hand.
In an instant, the injuries caused by the cold wind from the gate to the netherworld began to gradually recover due to the dense Yin energy in this place!
Fang Jinyu was the one who had created the Nine Desolations’ ghost cultivation technique, so he knew the basics of the cultivation technique the best.
As long as the Yin energy was still present, the ghost cultivator who cultivated the technique could continuously recover himself. However, Fang Jinyu never revealed the secret technique to the public. After all, the secret technique could help an originally low-grade secret technique suddenly qualify to compete with the high-grade secret technique.
Fang Jinyu’s initial intention in creating the ghost cultivation technique was to reduce the ghost disaster caused by Yin energy, not to develop and strengthen the ghost tribe.
The higher-grade spell didn’t seem very eye-catching, but it was the highest grade of all the cultivation techniques in the Nine Desolations.
For example, Fang Jinyu’s Lightning Heavenly Book was purely an accident.
After all, even if Nine Desolations’ immortal path had self-awareness, they wouldn’t have expected that someone would use their monstrous luck to exchange for an incomplete heavenly-merit immortal scripture…
It was like exchanging one tael of gold for one tael of silver.
When the ghost cultivators from the netherworld saw that the ghost cultivators from the Nine Desolations were rapidly recovering from their injuries and that there was nothing unusual about them, they naturally couldn’t compare to the ghost cultivators from the Nine Desolations with their eyesight that they had honed in the City of Vain Deaths in the netherworld. Immediately, the ghost cultivators from the netherworld didn’t hesitate at all. One by one, even the ghost cultivators who hadn’t planned to join the Nine Desolations knelt in front of Fang Jinyu.
“Grandmaster, please take me in! We were chased here from the netherworld. We didn’t mean to intrude into the Nine Desolations.”
“That was the idea of the ghosts and deities!”
“We are just lowly ghost cultivators that are abandoned pawns! They used us to experiment with the Nine Desolations! Those ghosts and deities were plotting against the Nine Desolations!”
The ghost cultivators of the netherworld spoke repeatedly and stabbed the netherworld in the back without hesitation.
After all, betrayal is a tradition in the netherworld.
If one hadn’t been stabbed in the back eight or ten times, the people of the netherworld would be embarrassed to claim that they had come from the netherworld.
Therefore, before Fang Jinyu could ask, he already knew why there was a passage to the netherworld in this place.
The reason was that a handprint had been pressed on the passageway to the netherworld when it was closed last time.
The hand seal contained the power of the Immortal Ascension stage, and it directly destroyed the City of Vain Deaths! The people in the City of Vain Deaths, from the Incarnation stage ghost cultivators to ordinary ghost cultivators, as long as they weren’t lucky enough to be outside the city or far away from the range of the handprint, were all killed.
The Incarnation stage ghost cultivators’ proudest place—their Incarnation place was destroyed by the palm print that contained the power of the Immortal Ascension stage. At that time, they couldn’t resist at all.
However, there was a reason why the Incarnation stage ghost cultivators of the netherworld called themselves “Ghost Gods.”
The cultivation bases of the people of the netherworld were the same as those of the immortal cultivators. They also have the Qi Condensation stage, Foundation Establishment stage, Core Formation stage, Nascent Soul stage, Incarnation stage, and Immortal Ascension stage. The difference was that they would add a title that matched the characteristics of the netherworld to certain realms. For example, the Incarnation stage ghost cultivators were “Ghost Gods,” and the Immortal Ascension stage ghost cultivators were “Yama Supreme.”
The title “Ghost Gods” referred to the Incarnation stage ghost cultivators of the netherworld who could revive after death!
Therefore, to avenge the death of the handprint, the Incarnation stage ghost cultivators from the netherworld offered sacrifices to an Immortal Ascension stage existence and used the power of the “Yama Supreme” to open a passage from the netherworld to the Nine Desolations.
“Just this one… Passageway?”
When Fang Jinyu heard it, he couldn’t help but reveal a strange expression.
It was because the kind of gate that could cross different realms was special, it didn’t allow one to shrink their body before coming over.
In other words, unless it was a small person crawling through such a small, dog-hole-like passage. Otherwise, those who were slightly larger could only stand there, watching the passageway foolishly.
A ghost cultivator from the netherworld said, “Because the offerings were too little, Yama Supreme wasn’t very satisfied.”
Although the Incarnation stage cultivators who had ordered them to come here didn’t mention it, how could old ghosts like them who had lived in the netherworld for more than a thousand years and were already prepared to walk the path of reincarnating not know the tricks involved?
Fang Jinyu was speechless.
To be honest, Fang Jinyu didn’t expect such an answer.
“If you can master the ghost cultivation technique of the Nine Desolations, you can enter the Nine Desolations. Otherwise, please return the way you came!” As Fang Jinyu spoke, he raised his hand and threw out a bronze bell. It flew out and landed steadily above the entrance of the passageway.
As the pseudo-immortal treasure landed, because it was also an item from the netherworld, not only did the passage not resist the Cultivation Death Bell, but it also faintly increased its power.
Fang Jinyu said, “The magic treasure won’t stop you from going back, but if you dare to come out, I don’t think I need to say anything more about what will happen to you, right?”