At the gate of Boat of Mausoleum, great beings like North True Star Master from Eastern Emperor Holy Land heard a cold voice when seeing candidates like Thundercoat Devil God and Tie Bu Demon Master quit: “All of you, get out of Boat of Mausoleum now. The gate is closing. If you don’t, you won’t have the chance anymore.”
“The gate is closing?”
“Only one who’s exposed to the inheritance can survive, and he’ll be the next Duan Dong River! Others will all have to die.”
North True Star Master and other great beings all started to fly out of the gate. They made it just before it closed. Everyone sighed when they looked back at the gate.
“I really admire you, Thundercoat Devil God.”
“I can’t believe you were the one who planned this inheritance, and you made the Divine Eye clan suffer such a huge loss. The Divine Eye clan must hate your guts now.”
The great beings all watched Thundercoat Devil God, but none of them were hostile toward him. For one thing, he was the reason they had discovered the inheritance of Duan Dong River. For another, Thundercoat Devil God had only made the Divine Eye clan suffer a loss. In a way, he had just helped them eliminate a huge enemy.
Besides, Thundercoat Devil God owned Ice Cliff Fortress now, so it was almost impossible to kill him. With “True God Sector,” he would be one of the toughest universe supreme masters in Universe Ocean. Besides, he was a lone universe supreme master, so lots of powers would long to befriend him.
“I want them to hate me,” Thundercoat Devil God snorted. “The more they hate me, the better. I was already a universe supreme master, yet I was still humiliated by the Divine Eye clan, and my best friend Kong Luo was killed by them… I don’t belong to a particular race, and I don’t ask for anything else. I only want the Divine Eye clan to regret what they did, and I want them all to die!”
All the great beings were dazed. The poor Divine Eye clan! His hostility toward them was so strong!
Sorcerer Sprite Master reported it to the avatars of the five remaining true masters. “True masters, Ice Cliff Fortress was drawn in the abyss, and Second True Master asked those who had multiple bodies to self-destruct to survive! Which is why everyone with multiple bodies blew themselves up and escaped death.”
The survivors all described what they saw.
“That abyss contains unbelievable power, and there must be techniques like illusions.”
“Second and the Seventh True Master couldn’t withstand it.”
The five true masters couldn’t look more upset. They’d already known what had happened. This was the greatest chance for the Divine Eye clan to transcend incarnations, yet that Thundercoat Devil God showed up and not only took away their opportunity but also killed the second and seventh true master. Two universe supreme masters and two important true treasures!
The seven true masters had a combined technique before. However, after the deaths of two of them, their power tumbled.
“Damn it!” Sixth True Master looked belligerent.
“Thundercoat Devil God, goddamn Thundercoat Devil God! You dared to destroy our hope. We should’ve killed you!” Fifth True Master roared.
“Who could’ve expected him to be lucky enough to find that Boat of Mausoleum first?” said Third True Master. “A mediocre universe supreme master who has no supreme true treasures… And he didn’t avenge himself after what happened. He’s just lucky. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have happened. Damn it! He destroyed our biggest chance, and he killed the seventh and second…”
“Second and Seventh brother…” First True Master whispered, looking agonized.
“If we can’t transcend incarnations, we need to at least die with that Thundercoat Devil Master!” said Fifth True Master furiously.
“Calm down.” First True Master opened his eyes and shook his head. “That shouldn’t be our concern. We’re approaching our true death, so we need to fight for a chance to survive. If we can’t transcend incarnation, our glory will go away forever, and nobody will remember who we are after a couple of universe eras.”
As the Divine Eye clan was grieving, Eastern Emperor Holy Land and the human race from the original universe had their hopes kindled anew. The ancient ancestor from Eastern Emperor Holy Land was talking with Blue Blood Knight and You Zan Master. Apparently, this ancestor had high expectations for the two of them. Huge Axe Creator and Primal Chaos City Leader were talking with Luo Feng while Purple Moon Ancestor was talking with Deer Bug Master.
All the powers looked forward to it, and the burden was borne by those candidates. They had already decided to be exposed to inheritance, which was a path of Extremis. Those who bore the best chance were Luo Feng and Blue Blood Knight, and the others would almost certainly die. What they needed was to pass some information back to their race before they died.
Huge Axe Creator looked at Luo Feng. “It’s very difficult to transcend incarnations. Even Teacher Origin couldn’t guarantee success. I’m still weaker than Teacher Origin, so I’m still far from incarnation transcendence. There are only two holy lands after all those universe eras, so you can imagine how difficult it is to transcend incarnations. Even though I’m very confident in myself, I can’t guarantee success in three universe eras. However, this is the best chance that we humans have, and you’re the top candidate.
“We humans used to be weak, but under the lead of Teacher Origin, we started to rise and became a pinnacle race among the original universe. We’ve been through countless wars with other races, and several times, we almost went extinct. Now, we humans are powerful, so countless human descendants can play in the virtual universe without concerns. And we have abundant resources to train ourselves, making many races our subsidiaries. We are the strongest race. We have the most powerful hearts! We’re not willing to submit to others… Which is why we won’t just wither away.”
Huge Axe Creator gazed at Luo Feng. “What we want is to exist forever and to become even more powerful than the two holy lands, rivaling that ancient civilization and creating a better civilization! This is a great chance! Every great being has a turning point before he rises, and the same rules apply to a race… This opportunity you have is a critical turning point, and we’re at a crossroads now. Our fate depends on you.”
Huge Axe Creator stared at Luo Feng.
Luo Feng nodded. “I’ll do everything I can.”
It was a beautiful world with strange beasts flying as if showing off their feathers. Some of them left traces of fiery light while others were gleaming. In the distance, there were shadows of strange beasts, and some showed a part of their bodies in the lakes farther away.
“This is the space of inheritance,” Duan Dong River said, standing in the sky. “Every generation of Duan Dong River received their inheritance here.”
All the other great beings were standing behind him. The gate was already open, which meant they didn’t have a way out. However, the candidates didn’t have the mental capacity to care about that, as they were all looking forward to the inheritance wholeheartedly. At the same time, they were also shocked at how the long space of inheritance had existed.
“It’s claimed to be space of inheritance!” Duan Dong River exclaimed. “But it can absorb energies—all sorts of power including the chaos airflow in Universe Ocean—so that the space can maintain its stable, and so lives inside the space can prosper.”
The candidates were surprised by what Duan Dong River had said, but they accepted it quickly; they were used to it already. Even though great beings couldn’t absorb chaos airflow, only miniature universes and the original universe could absorb chaos airflow. This rule didn’t apply to the ancient civilization. Just like Universe Boat, and just like the space of inheritance, it had existed for an eternity.
“And now, you’ll learn about the inheritance.” Duan Dong River pointed to the distance. “Look!”
The candidates all followed.
Gleaming doors showed up on the plain, and there were pictures on the doors. One of the pictures showed a great being controlling tens of thousands of traces of golden light to attack, and there were other scenes on other pictures.
“The inheritors of Duan Dong River were great at all sorts of different skills—close combat, distant combat, weapon making.” Duan Dong River pointed into the distance. “There are 820 entrances in total, and each entrance leads to a different basic inheritance. One entrance only accepts one inheritor. Milky Way, you can choose first, and Blue Blood, you’re the second, and so on and so forth. This is only the basic inheritance to test whether you’re a fit for Duan Dong River. Only one of you will be the real inheritor, and he’s the only one who can get the real core inheritance.”
“Start,” ordered Duan Dong River. He looked at Luo Feng. “Milky Way, you start first.”
“Yes, Master Duan Dong River.” Luo Feng bowed and turned into a beam of light, approaching the 820 spaces.