Three days later, they set off on their journey. Leng Wushang changed his attitude again and asked Lu Li to join him.
Leng Wushang was protected at all times by a middle-aged strong man. He was Leng Wushuang, an Earth Immortal Realm warrior of the Leng Family and also a patriarch. But he must have been born from a branch instead of the immediate family because he was sent to protect Leng Wushang.
The other Earth Immortal Realm patriarch was called Leng Tianba, and he was in charge of protecting Leng Wuxin, Leng Wumi, and Leng Buji.
They didn’t take Teleportation Formations. Rather, they flew toward the north on two chariots. Lu Li was bored sitting in the chariot. He asked curiously, “Young Master Wushang, is the Forbidden Ground of Elder God located in the north of the city?”
“The entrance is several hundred thousand miles to the north of the city. We will be there in two hours.”
Leng Wushang was still wearing his white robe. His red lips and white teeth formed a beautiful contrast. His manner was second to none. He sipped some wine and said, “The Forbidden Ground of Elder God has many entrances. Our ancestors once opened up one. The other dynasties have their entrances as well. Well… the nearby larger universes all have access, and their warriors can go in as well.”
“They all have access?”
Lu Li was as shocked as he was curious. He had always been unfamiliar with the universes such as the Central Imperial Universe and others. Leng Wushang seemed to be in a good mood. Naturally, Lu Li wanted to take the chance to obtain some information. He had some follow-up questions, “Young Master Wushang, what are the nearby universes? Which one of them will have warriors go to the Forbidden Ground of Elder God this time?”
“There are four large ones!”
As Lu Li had expected, Leng Wushang was more than happy to impart knowledge to Lu Li to show off. He went on, “There are the Central Imperial Universe, the Earth Imperial Universe, the Divine Imperial Universe, and the Mage Imperial Universe. The four are the largest. There are five more with comparatively smaller scale, the Void Universe, the Circles Universe, the Hippocrene Universe, the Neverland Universe, and the Underworld Universe. The others are small ones that are not worth mentioning.”
Lu Li memorized the information. The universes that were too small for Leng Wushang to bring up might be larger than the Heaven Reverse Universe.
Thinking of the Heaven Reverse Universe, Lu Li asked, “Young Master Wushang, the huge statue in the plaza at the City of Leng, who is it? Is he a powerful warrior from the Leng Family?”
“Statue? You don’t know?”
Leng Wushang was speechless. Still, he answered, “That is the Emperor of Heaven Reverse. He is one of the five wonders of the Central Imperial Universe. He is the most powerful one from the Central Imperial Universe that has gone to the Divinity. He has a strong force at the Divinity. Many large cities at the Central Imperial Universe have his statue.”
“The Emperor of Heaven Reverse. One of the five wonders of the Central Imperial Universe.”
Lu Li murmured. He was shocked. As he had thought, the Emperor of Heaven Reverse was from the Central Imperial Universe. His deduction was right. The Emperor of Heaven Reverse went to the Heaven Reverse Universe and took along with him the language, cultivation methods, and living habits from the Central Imperial Universe.
“He has gone to the Divinity. That is outstanding!”
Lu Li mumbled to cover up his shock. Afraid that the Earth Immortal Realm warrior Leng Wushuang might detect something wrong with his emotion, Lu Li asked again casually, “Is the Divinity a real place? Is the Emperor of Heaven Reveres still alive?”
“Of course it is real!”
Leng Wushang said with a yearning in his eyes, “In the history of the Central Imperial Universe, dozens have gone to the Divinity. There are many from other universes as well. Those warriors have their forces in the Divinity. Sometimes, they will use their divine channel to send us messages and orders. Brother Lu, we must work hard. If one day we can get to the Divinity and conquer the Divinity with our forefathers, we will have a life well-lived.”
Lu Li was longing for that day as well. Ascending to the Divinity, finding his ancestors, and following their footsteps to conquer the Divinity—the thought of these alone could stir up his blood and made him excited.
“Forbidden Ground of Elder God?”
Lu Li remembered the destination’s name. He asked, “Is the Forbidden Ground of Elder God the burying ground of an ancient god? But… I thought all gods are at the Divinity.”
“It indeed is the tomb of a god. Brother Lu, you are smart.”
Leng Wushang praised him and exclaimed, “That god used to be a wonderful warrior as well. He is one of the ancient gods that we respect the most. He had gone to the Divinity but had soon returned. However, as soon as he returned, he passed away. He had fused his body with the forbidden ground. Many traces and marks of natural laws were created in the forbidden ground. At the same time, he hid all the treasures, booklets of skills and weapons in the forbidden ground, so that talents from many universes can go and look for them.”
“In other words, he has provided most precious land for disciples from different universes. Generations of powerful warriors are trained there. Hence, we respect him very much. He was a real gentleman that cared about the world. We call him Emperor Heng.”
“We have developed a theory!”
Leng Wushang continued seriously, “Powerful ones at the Divinity cannot come back or else the Emperor of Heaven Reverse and the others would have come back long ago. Some emperors have offsprings. No reason that they wouldn’t come back for them. As soon as Emperor Heng came back, he passed away. That meant that for the rise of our universe, he was willing to give up his immortal life and use a special channel to come back. This is one ancestor that truly deserved our respect, and he will be admired by future generations.”
Lu Li nodded. If Leng Wushang was telling the truth, then Emperor Heng would really be a most glorious entity. To benefit future generations of the universe, he willingly gave up his life to come back to create a Forbidden Ground of Elder God.
That was kindness and love for humanity.
Picking up his goblet, Leng Wushang said, “Brother Lu, here is to Emperor Heng.”
Lu Li finished his goblet. This wonderful matter and this amazing warrior deserved their toast.
Finishing the wine, Lu Li asked again, “Is the Forbidden Ground of Elder God open every few years? Is it dangerous in there?”
Leng Wushang didn’t hide the information. He would rather speak from the bottom of his heart to get the Rising Dragon Skill from Lu Li. Leng Wushang told Lu Li everything he knew without any reservation, “The Forbidden Ground of Elder God is available every three years. I wasn’t with you for a while, remember? I was preparing for this trip. As for danger… there will definitely be risks. Of course, with Uncle Wushuang and Uncle Tianba, you will be fine as long as you stay with us. The Forbidden Ground of Elder God has existed for hundreds of thousands of years. Our family has figured many places out. We will not be in fatal danger unless there are some special circumstances.”
“Okay, good. I don’t want to die in there.”
Lu Li’s timid way made Leng Wushang develop some disdain toward him. Leng Wushuang, the middle-aged Earth Immortal Realm warrior sitting on the side, twitched his mouth, seemingly to display his scorn toward Lu Li in a silent way.
Leng Wushang thought of a thing to tell Lu Li. “Brother Lu, try to remain low-key in there. Don’t engage in conflict with warriors from other universes. We are not afraid of them and battles break out often in there. That being said, I am mainly there to learn Profound Meanings. I need to gain further approval from the family by enhancing my abilities. So, it is better if we can stay away from disputes.”
“I know. I understand. I am so weak and I have no intention to court death!”
Lu Li grinned. An idea came to his mind. Could he make a third party the instrument of a crime? Could he leverage help from warriors of other universes to take Leng Wushang’s life?
“Young Master Haochuan?”
Lu Li remembered the Young Master Haochuan he met in the Prison of Gold. Would he and warriors from his family come this time? If so, they would make the perfect instrument…