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Chapter 698: Hope of dawn in the middle of the ruins

Chapter 698: Hope of dawn in the middle of the ruins
Translator: Sigma Editor: Hitesh

It was not a mountain range! They were the ruins of seven collapsed Demogorgon statues!

Each statue was as imposing as a high mountain. Although they had collapsed, they were almost one thousand meters tall.

Situated between the Demogorgon statues was a group of temples. Those temples were ruined and desolate, no longer having the ambiance they used to have. Skeletons of demons and beasts scattered here and there in the temples.

As Shi Yan, Bao Ao, and Jie Ji reached this place, they were silent while looking at the ruins, as if they didn’t know what to say to feel better in this situation.

There was no beam of energy surging on the massive seven Demogorgon statues. There was nothing mysterious now. Apparently, these statues no longer functioned.

According to Bao Ao, the top seven Demogorgon statues in this place could absorb the power Upanishad and the knowledge of the seven Antiquity Demogorgons from the foreign land, which was a miracle.

Bao Ao’s group was persistent to come here with the hope that they could receive the guidance of the Antiquity Demogorgons, or they could receive their inheritance at least.

With this inheritance, they could break through to the King God Realm, which could help them find the way to escape, perhaps.

It was too bad that the seven Demogorgon statues had all been damaged. They lied in the ruins of the temples without any waves of energy around them.

Bao Ao kept quiet for a long time and then asked his men. "Get in the temples. Check everything there. If you find anything abnormal, report it to me immediately."

Jie Ji gave his men the same order.

For the time being, members of the Demon Clan rode their beasts, jumping into the temples and starting their quest with anxiety.

Everyone was worried and suspicious, but no one dared to utter a word.

They didn’t dare, but Shi Yan did.

After hesitating for a while, he frowned and then spoke up, "This place...seems to have had a purge."

Bao Ao and Jie Ji discolored abruptly. Light shot out from his eyes while fear rose in their hearts.

How could they not notice that?

Dried bones were scattered everywhere in the vast First Demon Area. There was no life to be found. And, those were bones of the Demon Clan’s members and their beasts, not of any other clans.

If a war had happened here, this place should have had bones of other clans as well.

That’s why Shi Yan said ‘purge,’ which also implied that the ones who carried the operation had the ability to clean all the Demon Clan’s clansmen and beasts in the First Demon Area. Moreover, they had retreated intact with triumph.

This conclusion had struck Bao Ao and Jie Ji severely, dragging their hearts into a deep abyss.

They didn’t want to believe it was true.

Whatever era it was, the Demon Clan was always strong. Although they had had to hide in the Demon Areas during the rise of Human Clan that year, they had never received such a significant loss.

They couldn’t imagine who had such supernatural powers to carry out a purge on the First Demon Area, their holy land. It seemed all the ancient hotshots of the clan were eradicated!

This related to the dignity of the Demon Clan. If it were true, it would be a terrible humiliation to their entire race, as it dirtied their glory from the past.

That was why Bao Ao and Jie Ji couldn’t say anything. They didn’t want to believe in what their eyes saw.

The two then released a powerful soul magnetic field, covering the entire temples to search for energy fluctuation of living beings or something abnormal.

Too bad, no matter how hard they tried, the result was the same. They didn’t get anything.

Shortly, their men came back, shaking their heads in distress, indicating that they found nothing.

This group of large temples had no barriers or formations with a streak of energy left. This meant that they would never find what had happened here.

Each demon returned from a vain search was glum. They could see the truth, and a deep despair rose in their hearts.

Who? Who was so heartless to kill all members of the Demon Clan in the First Demon Area? No one remained. They had even destroyed the seven Demogorgon statues, cutting their path of further development.

All members had a big suspicion in their hearts, but they were helpless, unable to untie this knot.

"What should we do?" Shi Yan was worried, asking the other two. "If it’s the result, I think we all have the answer. Perhaps we should leave this place and return to the Grace Mainland to continue cultivating. It’s the right thing to do."

"It’s tough," Bao Ao forced a smile, shaking his head. "Heaven and earth energy of the Grace Mainland is maybe enough to facilitate only one or two King God Realm warriors. Perhaps you don’t know it yet. When a warrior is breaking through the King God Realm, he has to collect thick heaven and earth energy sufficiently. If the energy isn’t enough, even if he has reached the realm, he will definitely fail. At this moment, the heaven and earth energy there has been consumed by one-third. To restore the patriarch of the Ghost Mark Clan, it requires half of the remaining energy. We... we don’t have many opportunities."

Shi Yan was struck.

Their situation was that alarming?

"I’m telling you, Xuan Ming, the lord of the Monster Clan in the Perpetual Night Forest could reach level 10 already. He’s patient and not taking the heaven and earth energy to break through because he’s worrying that once he does that, he will speed up the draining speed of the energy in the Grace Mainland. At that time, his Monster Clan will have to bear disasters. That monster has the God’s domain already. He has almost comprehended the mysteries of the King God Realm. If he wants, he can break through easily," said Bao Ao, looking deep into Shi Yan’s eyes.

Shi Yan’s countenance became grimaced.

"Xuan Ming, the patriarch of the Ghost Mark Clan, and that guy from the Dark Clan, they all need a tremendous amount of heaven and earth energy to support them. At this moment, energy in the Grace Mainland’s only enough for one of the three. No matter who breaks through or recovers, we won’t have even the soup to eat. Not to mention breaking through the King God Realm, I’m afraid we can’t even continue cultivating."

Bao Ao shook his head and sighed. He felt begrudging and distressed at the same time. He didn’t know which path they should take for now.

Shi Yan didn’t say a word. He stood there emotionlessly as he was trying to squeeze his brain for a solution. He realized that no matter how hard he tried, this situation wouldn’t be overturned.

Suddenly, he remembered the Blood Vein Ring.

From the information he got about Lao Luo, the Blood Vein Ring wasn’t something that belonged to the Grace Mainland. Its previous owner had subdued Lao Luo, the one who used to be invincible in the Grace Mainland, in the foreign land. So, he must be an absolute existence in the universe.

Although Shi Yan didn't know why the Blood Vein Ring had fallen to this land, he could confirm that it would never want to see him die that way slowly.

Without the heaven and earth energy, it would be hard for him to advance. The amount of energy required to reach the King God Realm was intimidatingly formidable.

He pondered for a while and then sent his thought to the Blood Vein Ring, explaining his difficult situation and wishing for instructions.

The immense rainbow-like light overflowed from the Blood Vein Ring, as if the Ring Spirit was considering something. That colorful light extended from Shi Yan, covering the temples and the seven collapsed Demogorgon statues.

Bao Ao and Jie Ji were startled, looking at him bewilderedly.

Shi Yan wasn’t bothered. He gathered his mind, Essence Qi, and soul, waiting silently inside the Blood Vein Ring.

Swoosh!

A flow of sharp and enormous energy gushed out from the Blood Vein Ring. The remaining Immortal Demon Blood drops in Shi Yan’s body instantly shot out from his body, lining up in front of him.

Drops of ruby Immortal Demon Blood revolved in the air, carrying the tremendous Blood Qi. Under the guidance of some power, they divided into seven parts, flying to the core of the seven Demogorgon statues.

At the same time, the negative energy stored in each of his acupuncture points was drawn out, turning into beams of gray energy that shot towards the seven Demogorgon statues. It seemed they were condensing the vessels for the seven Demogorgon statues. It was a miraculous scene.

Shi Yan’s eyes brightened.

He could vaguely feel a gossamer-like aura from the seven Demogorgon statues.

Bao Ao and Jie Ji shivered in fright, their faces disbelieving, looking at Shi Yan with astonishment.

All members of the Demon Clan were stunned. They were gazing at Shi Yan as though they were watching ghosts. They all could see that the ring on his hand was transforming the seven Demogorgon statues.

Pfff!

Shi Yan spurted blood from his mouth. He turned pale immediately. This was the sign of significant blood loss. At the same time, his negative energy had been drawn completely.

Countless beams of negative energy had been sent to the seven Demogorgon statues. Suddenly, this supply was cut off. They could feel a feel energy fluctuation, as thin as the spider thread on the seven Demogorgon statues. Seven flows of weak energy shot out from the core of the seven Demogorgon statues, gathering at one spot. A small door was generated in the sky above the temples.

Bao Ao and Jie Ji were dumbstruck, gawking at the seven Demogorgon statues.

They were astounded on seeing that the seven Demogorgon statues seem to be healed due to the strange energy from Shi Yan. It seemed... if Shi Yan had enough energy, these statues could be restored wholly.

Unfortunately, Shi Yan’s energy wasn’t enough, so it couldn’t reach such a level. However, they were still thrilled because of the small door above the temples, although they didn’t know where it would take them.

Rainbow-like light on the Blood Vein Ring ceased and disappeared. The Ring Spirit seemed to be exhausted. It became quiet, as if it would take a relatively long time to restore.

However, it was enough for Shi Yan.

He knew that the Blood Vein Ring could receive his thought and had shown him the way to survive.

He didn’t know where that door led to, but he knew that there was a solution behind that door. And, whether it was the solution for his matter or for all the clans in the Grace Mainland, only God knew.

"Bao Ao, as you dare to open the First Demon Area on your own, your clan will be destroyed!"

Right at this moment, a feeble but melodious voice came from the Yin Written Charm Scripture. The scripture swayed and showed itself.

A gloomy shadow also appeared behind it, followed by Kante and Corpse Chief. They stood at the four corners of the temples.