Star Martial God Technique Chapter 311: The past
Ye XingHe was filled with regret and sadness when he thought about Sword Eminence Ming Yu. Shang Guan Xuan is the least of his concern right now.
They continued diving deeper into the Tower.
“Now that we are here, I must warn you two that the Tower of the Gods is a very mysterious place!”
Shang Guan Xuan continued.
“Nobody knew when the Tower was built…. It was here long before we knew about it…”
Lin Hong and Ye XingHe listened to Shang Guan Xuan’s explanation because they were woefully ignorant of this Tower and its story.
They only know some rumors about this Tower and that’s it.
“Legend has it that this Tower came into being soon after the creation of this world. This place has a higher concentration of spiritual energy than anywhere else. Anyone who cultivates inside will see a tremendous rise in the cultivation level. There is also a guardian in this Tower. This guardian’s role is to maintain the balance of Yin and Yang in this world.”
“The Yin-Yang balance?”
“As ordained by the heavens and earth, an equilibrium must exist between Yin Yang, lest calamities fall upon us all.”
Shang Guan Xuan nodded.
“This Tower also has another legend associated with it, it is said that this tower is where all souls return after leaving their mortal bodies. Every full moon, countless souls will gather from all over the world. It is rumored that only by ascending through this Tower can they reach heaven or the afterlife. This is also why the Guardian has another name, the Keeper of Souls. The Guardian is able to bridge the gap between the mortal world and the afterlife. The Guardian is the most godlike being in this world!”
Ye XingHe was shocked, the things he is hearing right now blew his mind.
“The current Guardian has lived for 100,000 years. He is very close to the end of his lifespan. That is the reason why he is currently looking for his successor. In fact, he has been searching for a replacement since at least a thousand years ago.”
Ye XingHe asked in awe.
“What does someone have to do to become the next Guardian? Is the emperor aiming to become one?”
Shang Guan Xuan nodded.
“However, to do that, there is a ritual he must perform. He needs both the Extreme Yang and Extreme Yin to activate the Yin-Yang Obelisk. I am not quite sure about the details myself.”
“What is the Extreme Yin and Extreme Yang?”
“Extreme Yang and extreme Yin are hereditary bloodline relics. Thousands of years ago, a brother and his younger sister entered the Tower. They cultivated the sutra given to them by the Guardian. In doing so, they formed an inner world within themselves, with either a black or white stele within this inner world. The siblings then went their own ways over an unknown event. The brother disappeared into the sands of time, he probably established a sect on his own. Meanwhile, the sister married a heroic youth that was the founding emperor of the Zhou empire. Every few centuries, a descendant of the imperial family would be born with this relic in them.”
Ye XingHe finally knew what is going on with the stele within him.
The reason was the same for Zhou Huan’s black stele.
Shang Guan Xuan looked into the distance. She paused for a brief while but she continued.
“This was supposed to be a secret. Along the way, this secret got out and a bloody carnage ensued. The Zhou empire and your clan had scores of experts and peak martial artists. In the end, the power-greedy demon kings and rogue cultivators descended upon both sides in order to seize the Extreme Yang and Extreme Yin for themselves!”
“Your ancestor, he…”
Shang Guan Xuan’s melancholic gaze fell upon Ye XingHe.
“You two look so much alike. He was the Extreme Yang holder back then and his cultivation blew everyone away. Everyone conferred him the title Great Emperor Tian Ling because of his achievement. This all happened when I was just a young blue carp river demon who attained a spiritual age of 100 years old.”
“I had only learned how to shapeshift into a humanoid form back then. I wanted to revive my father so I coveted both the Extreme Yang and extreme Yin. I hurt your ancestor back then. When he defeated me, he didn’t kill me in revenge. He even healed my wounds, after that, I decided to become his follower.”
Shang Guan Xuan went on a little trip down memory lane.
To think the Great Emperor Tian Ling is his ancestor!
“He stood at the top of the cultivation world. But, that didn’t stop others from coveting the ancient obelisk within him. Some of them are even on the level of demon lords. He stood his ground against multiple demon lords and in the end, it was not the foe outside his faction that did him in. He was betrayed by his own disciple, Ling Tian. He died beside the Tower.”
Shang Guan Xuan walked as she took the scene around her in, she tried to picture the situation from her memories and contrast them with the current state of the Tower.
“Even after his death, his soul was so strong that it stayed within the Tower. He is one with the Tower now, I can hear him trying to talk to me from now and then.”
Ye XingHe looked around but he could not sense anything out of the ordinary. Maybe it’s all in her head since she missed the Great Emperor Tian Ling so much.
“You told us the Tower is an important key to keeping the balance of Yin and Yang. Maybe his soul is still somewhere in this Tower!”
Lin Hong looked around too.
Ye XingHe thought back about Sword Eminence Ming Yu who disappeared before him.
I wonder If Sword Eminence Ming Yu is doing okay? Maybe she’s not dead yet?
“So the emperor wants both the Extremes to activate the obelisk?”
Ye XingHe asked.
Shang Guan Xuan nodded.
“To prevent his ascension to the throne of the Guardian, you need to leave now.”
Shang Guan Xuan thought about it and she continued.
“But, I know you, even if we stand in your way, you will still barge your way through.”
Lin Hong turned grave and he told Ye XingHe something which he hoped he would never have to say.
“XingHe, I am not sure if I should tell you this. If I leave this unsaid, you will only blame us for holding it from you. I have received news from Divine Sea Pavilion that your parents and your clan elders were all captured by the Emperor.”
Ye XingHe made preparations because he knew the emperor would aim for his relatives. In the end, he still managed to capture them.
Damn you! Emperor!!!
Ye XingHe is completely incensed. He wondered if his parents and elders are doing okay.
“We also got news from the emperor’s faction that if you leave the Tower of Gods then your parents, elders, Xia Yu Ning’s father, and other people will all be executed.”
Lin Hong lifted his head as he took in Ye XingHe’s reaction.
Ye XingHe was clenching his fists so hard his nails dug into his palms. The veins on his arms also started bulging visibly.
“The emperor will do anything in his power to achieve his goals. He planned this for hundreds of years, each of our movements was within his expectations.”
Shang Guan Xuan sighed.