The occupation of the army outside didn’t affect Nine-linked Mountains to the disappointment of those who wanted to watch a fun show . They had no choice but to wait for the day when the lakes change color .
As the day drew closer, there were clear changes to the lakes . The already green water turned even more green, almost like the color of jade .
“It’s almost there . ” Someone murmured after noticing this .
This brought back excitement to the area . Some began to record the changes while others focused on different parts of Nine-linked to spot anything new .
“This might be a good chance, either for understanding the nine secrets or finding some amazing treasures . ” An aristocratic ancestor was eager to try .
Some cultivators began looking around the nine lakes, busily running about .
No clear records existed pertaining to the changes of the nine lakes or the potential result and benefits . There was a lack of complete records about the previous winners as well .
Two characters were usually brought up on this topic - Emperor Zhang and True Emperor Jiu Ning .
The former was the one who revitalized the system, bringing it from the brink of collapse to the very apex, including the foundation of War Saint Dynasty .
Coincidentally enough, the lakes also changed color when he was at Nine-linked Mountains .
Because of this, future generations believed that he had found an amazing treasure here, allowing him to walk on the path towards invincibility .
This also stated that during this moment, he researched the grand dao of the celestials, resulting in the core principles found in his Lucidity Scripture .
As for True Emperor Jiu Ning who was the most powerful in recent generations, people talked about her nine secrets . They said that she also learned the mysteries of the nine secrets during the color change of the lake, becoming one of the few masters of the nine secrets .
There were rumors about other characters as well but they weren’t on the same level as these two, therefore these stories weren’t as popular .
This was the reason why the place was packed right now . Cultivators all around Nine Secrets came to learn . Perhaps they could figure out one of the words or another profound fundamental of the dao . Either way, they would benefit from these harvests for the rest of their lives .
Finally, the color of the lakes began to stabilize . Each had a different color, deep into the spectrum of thickness .
For example, the green lake couldn’t be any greener, resembling a piece of jade with a chilling feeling .
Another was a scarlet red almost like blood . It gave off the feeling of a bloody stench, quite a frightening sensation .
“It’s starting, get ready . ” The cultivators began entering the lakes after the stabilization .
They chose different lakes . Some preferred to work alone since they didn’t want to share their findings while others preferred moving in groups to work together .
“Clank!” Suddenly, a sword hymn echoed in the world . All the other swords in existence hummed back .
“Clank! Clank! Clank!” These swords seemed to be resonating and led by another divine presence .
“An artifact is coming out?” Cultivators were startled to see the reaction of their weapons .
“Clank!” The hymn of this sword rang again and everyone saw a ray of light rushing to the sky at Myriad Formation Kingdom .
Just this one strand of the sword was enough to sweep through the ages and kill three thousand worlds, more than enough to slay the gods and devils .
This sword energy filled Nine Secrets . An ancient bronze sword slowly rose into the air, seemingly stained with the blood of true immortals .
“What is that?” Not to mention the youths, even the ancestors shuddered after seeing this single strand of ray . Invincible True Gods felt insignificant before the glint of this sword .
“Immortal Slaying Ancient Formation…” An ancestor said with astonishment, noticing the sky bereft of clouds and winds .
“Eight Formation True Emperor has understood the formation . ” Another sect master took a deep breath .
“Looks like he can defeat a three-palace emperor and even challenge a four-palace one then . ” An ancestor from an ancient lineage murmured .
“Beating someone above his level isn’t the most frightening part . The formation itself is the key point . ” An even older ancestor shook his head .
His eyes became serious: “This means that he could control the three Immortal Slaying Swords, allowing him to do what you said earlier . But if he could actually ready the formation and add in the dao of the world to create a great momentum, even a twelve-palace emperor might not be able to escape alive . ”
“It’s that terrifying?” His peers were taken aback .
“Yes, that’s why this formation is even above the three great ones in Myriad Formation . Remember, Myriad Formation is a lineage versed in arrays, so their three great ones are incredible . ” The ancestor continued: “Since Immortal Slaying Ancient Formation is so strong, no one but the founding emperor of this sect has been able to truly learned it . ”
“Tianzhi did it . ” Bingchi Hanyu was ecstatic to see this: “At grand completion, even a great immortal can’t get out of this formation . ”
The other four great powers were shaken to see the sword ray as well, including the supreme ancestors .
“His power and the three swords aren’t enough to actually touch an Eternal . ” One of them said: “The question is, how much power can he get out of this formation? At fifty percent, Eternals might need to start praying once trapped inside . ”
In another location, Qin Jianyao had a serious expression as well while staring at the horizon . She eventually sighed: “I can handle the three swords but will lose once the formation comes out . ”
“Incredible, that’s why he picked formations as his dao . ” The saber saint said with a sigh: “I need to run before the formation takes form or I’ll be chopped into mincemeat . ”
As for Tang Hexiang, his expression greatly changed into a pale color . The hand holding his spear started to shudder .
Right now, the two most promising candidates for the thrones were himself and Eight Formation True Emperor .
Previously, it looked as if the emperor had a great advantage . However, he had more supporters and perhaps the two sides were evenly matched .
This was no longer the case after the emperor’s newfound understanding of the formation . The guy would absolutely crush him now, so his aspiration for the throne seemed even more far off .
“Will the emperor come to Nine-linked Mountains since he is finished with his cultivation?” Everyone understood that the emperor was about to come out .
“I believe so . ” A young genius said: “Yang Bofan is his direct disciple so he would never let the guy die in vain . At that point with the formation in full effect, no one will be able to escape death . The king won’t be able to prance around for long now . ”
“Right, the king is done for . ” Someone else sneered right away .
So many were still wishing for the king’s death .
Liu Chuqing herself was moved after seeing the spectacle in the sky since she has heard of this famous formation before .
“That’s good, someone will be bringing a gift to me and I can’t be rude by refusing it . ” Li Qiye revealed a wide smile .