Chapter 169: Heavenly Soul Tomb
When we are no longer second brother’s burdens, we will go wherever he goes……
When we are no longer second brother’s burdens……
Su Fei Fei’s inner emotions were rattled. In that moment, she suddenly understood.
The reason why they weren’t going with him wasn’t because they didn’t want to go…..Rather, after that adventure in the Phantom Forest, they realized how strong Ye Tian Xie was and how useless they would be if they went along. They would only make him spend effort protecting them, making things troublesome for him…..They would just be a burden to him.
So, no matter how much they thought about it, they could only choose not to go. This was not them treating Ye Tian Xie as an outsider, but rather……this was the sincere friendship they had with him. Just like how Ye Tian Xie did not care if they were burdens to him.
So, when Ye Tian Xie proposed that they level together, they immediately gave an excuse. When he asked them to do the challenging quest together, they used the exact same excuse.
Then…..What about her……
With his strength……If he leveled with her, could she really help him? Or would she be taking his achievements and dragging down his leveling speed? Doing the dangerous quest together……She would only be his burden and force him to split his attention to protect her. The support skills that she had were truly not that important to him at all.
Thinking of before, it was because of her that he had no choice but to block an attack from the little Spiritual Beast with his own body. It was an attack that had a chance of the little Spiritual Beast…..instantly killing him. Even knowing that there was a large possibility that he could be instantly killed, he used his body to block the attack…..Because although he had a cold outer appearance, for his friends and people he cared about, he would not even care about his own safety. In that moment, she had been his burden. If he hadn’t been strong enough, he would have been killed by the little Spiritual Beast.
Living in his home and enjoying his protection, being able to live without fear. A kind of living under the same roof that brought her happiness and satisfaction……Knowing his past and enjoying everything he obtained, she was becoming a burden to him because of her own happiness…..
She had clearly said that she wanted him to be truly happy…….
Ye Tian Xie nodded at Zuo Po Jun and Murong Qiu Shui. He already knew what they were thinking and could only helplessly say, “Alright, elder sister should need some help anyway. Fei Fei, let’s go.”
“I……” Fei Fei recovered from her dazy. She lowered her head to look at the time on her wristband and then shook her head. She said in a lazy voice, “Forget it, I’m not going either. It’s already close to noon and I have to cook for a lazy person like you, otherwise we’ll both starve……Tian Xie, go and do the quest, then log off when it’s time to eat lunch……I won’t be calling you.”
Ye Tian Xie looked at the time and the corners of his lips curled up, “Alright, then I’ll have to trouble you with that young miss Su.”
“Call me Fei Fei!”
Heavenly Stellar City’s north side, Flowerless Temple.
This was a small but peaceful temple that was close to the Heavenly Stellar City’s north gate. Ye Tian Xie had never been here before, and in fact, there were only a few players that had even come here because there were no quests to be found in this area. Moreover, the atmosphere around this area was not something modern people liked. There were many players that were doubtful of why a temple like this existed. Could there be a Hidden Job like Monk or Buddhist?
The three large system quest maps were all accessible through the Flowerless Temple’s monk and this announcement should have caused all the Chinese players to gather around the temple. But when Ye Tian Xie arrived, he did not see the existence of any other players.
After the system announcement was broadcasted, the most obvious situation should have been……All the famous players of the server should have rushed to the quest’s map and tried to complete the quest as soon as possible, but because players could only access the map once every three days and adding in the high difficulty it had, all the players were all being cautious before coming here. Not only did they need to prepare supplies, they also needed to form the strongest teams with the most suitable Jobs. If they rushed into the map, they would be wasting an opportunity to enter the map and would have to wait another three days before going in again.
So, while all the strong and confident players were preparing themselves, a player like Ye Tian Xie……someone who did not need any preparations to come did not exist aside from him.
The Flowerless Temple was very peaceful, and he did not hear a single sound after he stepped inside. The temple courtyard was very big and very tidy. When he walked to the center of the courtyard, he finally heard the sound of a wooden block being hit and the sound of someone chanting…….The content of the chanting made Ye Tian Xie’s face twitch.
Stepping into the room, there was only a single Buddha statue there with an old monk sitting on the floor hitting a wooden block. The Buddha looked like the Tathagata Buddha, which gave Ye Tian Xie a feeling like he had just entered a modern temple.
Seeing someone enter, the old monk stopped chanting and looked up to stare at him. He directly said, “Young otherworlder, did you come to be teleported? In front of you are three different tests of strength and bravery. Are you and your comrades prepared?”
“Oh, I’m prepared. Send me to the Heavenly Soul Tomb.” Since the old monk was being this forward, then Ye Tian Xie naturally would not waste words.
“Heavenly Soul Tomb…..Oh! That is a sacred place with countless mercenary groups frequently visiting to worship the Mercenary King. The one thing is that it is too close to the Tower of Destiny and when the Moment of Destiny disappeared three years ago, demon qi entered into that area and formed many terrifying undead creatures using the deathly yin qi there. There have been only a few people that have dared to go since…..Oh! You are currently only level sixteen and it is dangerous for you to go there, are you certain you wish to go?” The old monk asked.
“Alright, since this is your decision. Oh? Where are your comrades?”
“I have no comrades, just send me alone.” Ye Tian Xie shrugged and said.
“Just you?” The old monk did not reveal any surprise, but it was clear that his voice was a little higher. He immediately said, “Young otherworlder, your bravery is praiseworthy, but that is not a place the current you can visit. You should bring some comrades. This way, you’ll at least have a small chance of succeeding.”
“Just me alone is fine, transfer me now.” Ye Tian Xie said without any hesitation.
“Oh……Alright, since this is your decision. Since it’s like this, I will send you alone to the “Heavenly Soul Tomb”. I hope that you will know when to escape when you encounter danger and will not charge forward rashly. Stand still. Oh, that’s right, I still haven’t introduced myself yet……This old monk’s name is……Flowerless.”
Ye Tian Xie: “…….”
Monk Flowerless began to chant and instantly, an array appeared under Ye Tian Xie’s feet. The array rotated several times before an intense white light enveloped Ye Tian Xie’s body. After the light dissipated, Ye Tian Xie had also disappeared.
“Oh, brave but arrogant young man, I hope you know when to retreat.”
Monk Flowerless gave a low sigh and sat down. His old eyes closed again and he began hitting the wooden block like before. His mouth began to chant along with the sound of the wooden block, repeating the chant he had said several thousand times a day, “In….the…..past…..you……wanted……to……break…..up…..it’s…..fine…..if…..we……break……up………….”
Heavenly Soul Tomb.
The surroundings were very dim. As soon as Ye Tian Xie had arrived, the cold aura around him and the smell of rotting flesh made him frown.
Raising his head to look up, he saw that the sky was completely black. Ye Tian Xie immediately knew that he was inside the tomb and this place was underground! It also meant that this place did not have any light and was completely filled with darkness.
Even if it was the simplest of the three system quests, it was still more difficult than he expected. This quest…..had to be done in complete darkness. For a normal player, just a dark environment would be a complete headache for them. The first time any players come here would guarantee that they would be slaughtered.
To Ye Tian Xie with the Evil Dragon’s Eyes, this was not a problem at all.
“Oh la la! Such a bad smell……Yi, yi, yi? It’s already nighttime?” Guo Guo appearing on Ye Tian Xie’s shoulders rubbed her sleepy eyes and looked in front of her with a questioning look on her face……She clearly remembered that she had fallen asleep right after eating breakfast. Did she accidentally sleep all the way until nighttime?
“Yes, it’s nighttime already, you can go back to sleep.” Ye Tian Xie snappily replied. This little girl knew how to sleep and was very picky over what she ate. She knew how to sleep and could sleep for long periods of time……Then, she knew nothing else.
“Yiya! Then good night master!” Guo Guo turned into white light to enter the Moment of Destiny to continue sleeping. Ye Tian Xie was left completely speechless.
The jet black ground and the sinister air created a gloomy atmosphere. This was the first time that Ye Tian Xie had ever entered a tomb. Out of respect for the Heavenly Soul mercenary group, this place was build very luxuriously and took up a lot of space. In the darkness, Ye Tian Xie’s eyes shined like two piercing stars. Wherever he looked, everything could be seen by his eyes.
There was a wall behind and above him, and in front, there was tunnel that he could not see the end of.
Ye Tian Xie took a step forward and in this closed and silent environment, the sound of his foot stepping on the damp was increased by several times. Ye Tian Xie could even feel the sound of his footsteps attacking his own soul. This place made one’s heart beat even faster than the Skeleton Cavern that he had gone to before. If a girl were to enter this place, the first thing she would think of would be to leave immediately, not caring about the quest at all.
Step by step, Ye Tian Xie had walked forward several dozen meters. The sinister environment as well as the sounds of his footsteps even made his heart began to beat faster. The pathway was not a straight line, rather it was curved. Finally after two minutes, light appeared in front of him and the tunnel finally ended. It was…..a large hall and going forward was just a dead end.
Was this the end?
This was an area of around one thousand square feet. It looked very empty at first glance, but looking down a bit, once could see that at the end of the hall, there were thirteen coffins. Twelve of the coffins were silver coloured and in front of those coffins, there was a much bigger coffin that was a eye catching golden colour that was releasing an eye burning golden light. With the contrast of the other twelve silver coffins, it was like a moon surrounded by stars.
Ye Tian Xie’s heart skipped a beat and he walked towards the golden coffin. When he reached the center of the hall, a bone chilling sound rang out.
It was…..the sound of the coffin being opened from the inside.