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Chapter 534: Ancient Tomb’s Teleportation Portal

Chapter 534: Ancient Tomb’s Teleportation Portal

The huge red glow rose from the Eastern horizon and dispersed the cold streams of air in the morning. After continuous digging, the cave entrance to the ancient tomb had finally appeared before everyone. Yang Le evidently possessed profound knowledge on the tomb’s architectural structure, as he confirmed that the landslide was caused by the this ancient tomb’s entrance.

“Are you sure?” Confirmed Tang Xiu with a curious expression.

“I’m sure. There should be a fake tomb above the genuine one in order to fool the eyes. Steel casting poles should be nailed inside the fake tomb to support the space. At the time when the construction was being carried on above it, it led to the collapse of the fake tomb, and eventually weakened the support of this stair entrance, causing the landslide."

With a doubtful expression, Tang Xiu asked, “Who could have built the tomb here? To think that they also constructed a fake tomb...”

“There are many kinds of ancient tombs, such as a tomb within a tomb, interlinked series of tombs like catacombs, hidden tombs with fake barriers, and so on. This tomb should be the hidden type, because someone didn’t want the genuine ancient tomb to be excavated, hence the camouflage. Looking at the width and height of the stairs, however, I’m afraid this ancient tomb is a huge. The deceased entombed inside this ancient tomb was definitely a great personage among the nobility or a member of the royal family.”

Nobility or royalty?

Disdain flashed in Tang Xiu’s eyes. If it was only a tomb for a member the royal family, how could an array be arranged to isolate it from the detection of spiritual sense?

“Anyways, let’s go down and have a look!”

Tang Xiu followed the ladder and descended to the bottom. A few minutes later, he brought Yang Le to the front of the first gate.

Hiss…

Yang Le raised his hand to touch the two meters high stone gate and couldn’t help but gasp. A disbelieving expression was cast on his face.

“What happened?” Tang Xiu furrowed his brows.

While pointing at the stone gate, Yang Le stutteringly said, “B-Brother… Brother Tang, this stone gate… it’s entirely made of diamond!!! Heavens! I must be dreaming, how could there be such a huge diamond in this world? A-and… the most important thing is… this stone gate was obviously cast and made by someone!!”

Tang Xiu looked at the dragons, phoenixes, and qilins carved on it. The carvings were so lifelike that they seemed like they would come to life at any time. He could understand Yang Le’s shock. Carving such patterns on a diamond was not actually difficult; however, this ancient tomb was not made in the current era, but in the past. How did the ancients did it? Moreover, that huge-sized diamond block that was something beyond Yang Le’s cognition.

“Is there a way to open this door?” This issue concerned Tang Xiu the most, because it would be very difficult to break this door directly with his current strength. Even if he could do it, he wouldn’t dare to employ such an attempt in the case that it would lead to another landslide. If such a predicament happened, it would be next to impossible to escape from the situation despite him possessing formidable strength.

After Yang Le calmed himself down, his eyes turned burning hot, as he shook his head and said, “I’m not sure, I need to analyze and study it.”

“Then study it fast! We don’t have much time left,” urged Tang Xiu.

“Huh?” Yang Le begged to differ, his expression was that of a strange one. “Isn’t there someone already guarding the outside? There should be plenty of time for us, no?”

“The news of this ancient tomb should have been exposed to the outside, and experts and archeologists from the state department will surely catch wind of it and then rush here. What do you think we can get once they arrive?” Elaborated Tang Xiu with a light tone.

Startled, Yang Le hurriedly said, “You’re right, Brother Tang! Needless to say, just this gate made of diamond is a must for us to take away. This meant money, like an inexhaustible source of money! As long as we can deal with this door, such a huge windfall will make us rich overnight!”

Hhh… what an inexperienced and ignorant guy!

Sighing inside, Tang Xiu ignored him and studied the stone gate himself. What surprised him was that he found no way to open it, yet Yang Le was able to open it after studying it for a bit; Tang Xiu was unable to do such a feat.

“How did you do that?”

“Well, that’s an inherited secret of mine, a legacy! Sorry, it’s not like I can expose it to you.” Yang Le grinned proudly. “But if you want to know, I can…”

His smirk froze. His speech was abruptly stopped by something, as he stared blankly at the stone gate, which was retracted on both sides. He stared at it with eyes almost popping out.

“B-Brother Tang, pinch me so that I can feel that I’m not dreaming!! This gate made of diamond is actually two meters thick? In this world… this… is… simply… too unfathomably terrifying.”

Tang Xiu shook his head helplessly again. He was really too lazy to even care about this young master who naively commented on so many little things due to his inexperience. He then stepped inside and walked down the stairs again.

The second portal was opened by Yang Le again. Although this gate was not cast from diamond like the previous one and didn’t add more shock to Yang Le, it was Tang Xiu’s turn to get surprised. It was because the gate was cast from Millennium Black Iron, which hardness far exceeded the first door.

“What the hell is this door made of?” Yang Le frowned and looked at the third door blocking the path, a look of frustration in his eyes. When he was about to reach out to touch it and see what kind of material it was, Tang Xiu stopped him directly.

“Don’t touch it!”

“Huh? Why?” Yang Le was puzzled.

Tang Xiu didn’t explain, yet his eyes sparkled as he observed the array pattern on the door. In just a dozen seconds, he was amazed at the fact that three types of arrays had been inscribed on this door: the Spirit Gathering Array, an offensive array, and a defensive array respectively. The three arrays were inseparably interconnected, mutually complemented each other, and shared the same characteristics to ultimately form a holistic magical array that gathered spiritual force along with defensive and offensive traits.

However, Tang Xiu’s attainment in arrays had reached the peak. After showing a smile, his fingers unceasingly formed strange seals as an energy infiltrated the array on the gate in a way that couldn’t be caught with the naked eyes.

Boom…

Tremors spread out in the ladder space as if indicating a collapse. However, right as Yang Le and the four experts of the Everlasting Feast Hall turned alarmed and terrified, Tang Xiu shouted and the gate in front slowly opened amid falling layers of dust.

“The four of you stay here, and you must not let anyone enter without my orders,” Tang Xiu instructed.

“Understood!” The four men answered immediately.

Tang Xiu strode through the gate. What appeared before him was a spacious hollow great hall. Aside from hundreds of egg-sized Brightmoon Pearls placed on the ceiling of the entire hall, there was only a rectangular platform in the middle. What surprised Tang Xiu the most was that the concentration of spiritual qi in this space was extremely high, about several times higher than the outside. A soft, gentle breath caused the tiny pores all over his body to open, causing a comfortable sensation over his body.

“Eh? It feels comfortable here,” said Yang Le who closely followed Tang Xiu as he looked around.

Tang Xiu then walked to the front of the rectangular platform in the middle. It was a meter in height and width and two meters long, and was covered with a layer of yellow silk fabric. However, with his keen eyesight, Tang Xiu could tell at a glance that this layer of yellow silk fabric was not ordinary.

The silk fabric was as though having a stream of flowing water on it. The misty luster was invisible to the naked eyes, yet he could clearly observe it with his spiritual sense. Tang Xiu affirmed that this silk fabric was at least a magical device.

“Yang Le, stand up.” Tang Xiu took back his gaze as he looked at Yang Le and spoke to him in a deep voice.

“Huh? Stand on this platform? What do you wanna do?” Yang Le stunned and asked with a puzzled expression.

“You’ll serve as cannon fodder, of course,” said Tang Xiu lightly. “I need to figure out the mysterious mechanism here.”

Yang Le rolled his eyes and snapped, “Say, Tang Xiu, are you not mistaking something? How could this broken platform have any mysterious mechanism at all?”

After saying that, he contemptibly stepped onto the platform.

Buzz…

A mysterious aura emitted out from the silk fabric, and the ripples that were originally invisible to the naked eyes also rippled. Amid the eruption of dazzling lights, Yang Le’s figure directly disappeared from the platform.

Tang Xiu’s complexion changed. A firm look appeared on his face as he also stepped on the platform. His figure then disappeared amid the dazzling white light.

The next moment, he appeared in a dim empty space. It was very difficult for an ordinary person’s eyes to see anything within a few meters. However, with his sharp eyesight, Tang Xiu could see everything within the radius of 100 meters.

“Where the hell is this? Exactly what’s going on here?”

Yang Le raised his hand, trying to grab anything around him. He then turned to look at Tang Xiu, who appeared out of thin air in front of him. What upset him the most was that he could barely see Tang Xiu’s face, though the distance between them was only a few meters.

“I don’t know, either!” Tang Xiu replied shortly as he quickly glanced around. The place was dimly illuminated, and there was nothing but a bleak, desolate black land in the surroundings. The most notable thing was that there was no trace of spiritual qi whatsoever, and the low amount of oxygen in the air made it difficult to breathe.

With a changed expression, Yang Le quickly grabbed the backpack he was carrying and took out a night-vision goggles from the inside. He put it on and glanced around. A few seconds after, he gaped, disbelief cast all over his face.

Seeing Yang Le made Tang Xiu startled. He quickly took off his night-vision goggles. After wearing it himself, his pupils suddenly contracted and his heartbeat raced up. He could clearly see the silhouettes of the mountains that were looming beyond the horizon. There was also a red halo on the mountain-shaped corridor, as if the entire mountain was set afire.

And behind it, a sword-shaped object stood towering to the sky therein.

“B-Brother… Brother Tang, we didn’t bump into ghosts, did we? How am I feeling such a gloomy and ominous atmosphere here? Even breathing is a bit difficult.” Yang Le’s lips uncontrollably shivered a few times. A terrified look was painted all over his face as he gulped down.

“No, we didn’t bump into ghosts,” said Tang Xiu with a deep voice. “We were just teleported to a mysterious magical place by a teleportation array. It’s very interesting, though. If my inference is correct, then this place is a genuine ancient tomb where someone has been entombed.”

“A teleportation array? Ancient tomb?” Yang Le looked dazed and confused. He muttered with a perplexed and bewildered look.