Li Qiye stopped before the diagrams for a long time . Meanwhile, the group got teleported out several times but he didn’t seem to mind .
“Old man, you really tried your best but the future is just too unpredictable . Even the most heaven-defying beings can turn to bones . ” After a while, he opened his eyes and sighed, gazing into the distance .
Many have walked this path before . They were the strongest and smartest existences during their epoch, the most incredible masters . Unfortunately, they either died or succumbed to depravity .
Death was heroic and moving . They could only blame themselves for not being strong enough or prepare sufficiently .
The ones fallen had the same deficiencies on top of having weaker dao heart .
Someone like Everlasting Xiao certainly had a firm enough dao heart . He traveled the realms for many eras yet still failed to save his own epoch . He was lucky enough to survive but couldn’t do anything else to change the tides .
Alas, he still made preparations and left things behind to warn future generations, hoping that they wouldn’t repeat the same mistakes as him .
Of course, very few were actually qualified to embark on the same path as him .
“Let’s go . ” Li Qiye stopped thinking and ordered .
“We’re leaving? Ancestor, are we not waiting for the juniors?” Weizheng glanced over at the dao platform and asked .
“They’ll catch up . ” Li Qiye didn’t care .
Weizheng followed the order and pushed Li Qiye to the next city . Li Qiye did the same thing and stopped before the ancient walls .
His patience was eventually rewarded . The group of juniors appeared on this dao platform .
Their injuries were extremely serious this time around; blood spilled everywhere along and bones were visible . However, this didn’t deter their enthusiasm .
“Hahaha, we did it, we made it past that first battleground . ” Wang Xuehong stumbled back and forth while laughing .
So it turned out that they have beaten the four-armed corpse to enter the second battlefield . However, the enemy in the next one was far stronger and obliterated their formation .
Nevertheless, Weizheng still felt good about the whole thing because it showed considerable improvements .
“Shh…” He shushed them and pointed at Li Qiye .
The group calmed down and stopped laughing . Of course, a wide grin was still on their face .
They sat down and meditated while using ointments . Broken bones were nothing . As long as their true fate was still around, Li Qiye’s medicine could easily save them .
Interestingly enough, he himself could bring them back from death because he had previously blessed their true fate .
“Alright, let’s go again . ” The group was in high spirits and headed for the second battlefield again .
They were swiftly defeated multiple times but their tenacity remained . The period between each attempt became longer as well .
Li Qiye wanted this . The goal wasn’t only to increase their cultivation and power but also to polish their determination in order to force out their full potential . Being on the verge of dying during intense training had this effect .
Moreover, this also served to sharpen their dao heart, fortifying it in the process . Defeats taught them patience and gave them more battle experiences .
Li Qiye believed that the dao heart was more important than anything else .
Numerous geniuses couldn’t get back up after the first defeat due to their weak dao heart . Some eventually joined the evil path as well . That’s why he needed to focus on toughening their dao heart .
Victory seemed even further away this time around . Weizheng saw the group stumbling back through the portal after another failure .
It looked like they had just gotten out from a river of blood . Some of the wounds were grisly . For example, Li Jiankun needed to be carried by the Xiu brothers even though they themselves were seriously injured .
Wang Xuehong lost an arm; Jiahui’s chest was penetrated by a sword… They no longer got up after the teleportation .
“What happened?!” Weizheng flew over after seeing this .
He took a deep breath after seeing the wounds . It was a miracle for the seven to still be alive, albeit with only one breath left .
Weizheng was startled this time around because the wounds were more serious than the previous attempts . The group was on the verge of death .
Li Qiye finally opened his eyes and raised his hand to suck the group over . His grand dao turned into a cauldron with medicine inside and he placed them within .
The cauldron looked like a large cocoon at this point . Weizheng stood there and prayed, hoping that nothing would happen to these seven .
It wasn’t easy for Mountguard to groom seven exceptional seeds .
Alas, there was nothing to worry about when Li Qiye was on the move . “Pop . ” The cauldron cracked and disappeared so the group fell to the ground .
The seven were perfect again, as vigorous as ever .
“Thank you, Ancestor (Young Noble), for saving us . ” They kneeled on the ground .
“What happened?” Weizheng showed his concern . He could see that these wounds didn’t come from the lost souls .
The group exchanged glances . Finally, Wang Xuehong spilled it: “That Zhou person did this!”
“Zhou? Which one?” Weizheng didn’t know about an enemy with this last name .
“School Master, it’s that group we met at the entrance . Their leader is a girl named Zhou Ziqing, a disciple from Central Sacred Ground!” Zhiting revealed .
“I see…” Weizheng was shaken .
Central Sacred Ground was a top lineage in the system, on the same level as Eight Trigrams Kingdom . Moreover, these two had a marriage pact too .
“Did you offend her? Why did she not hold back?” Weizheng put on a serious expression .
“We didn’t offend her at all!” Xuehong shouted indignantly .
“She wanted Junior Sister’s Virtuous Crown . ” Jiankun said softly .
Weizheng understood right away . Eight Trigrams Kingdom clearly didn’t give up despite their defeat at Li Qiye’s hands . It was their ally’s turn this time .
“How many attacked?” Weizheng asked .
“Just Zhou Ziqing . ” Jiankun felt ashamed because the seven of them nearly died to one girl .
Weizheng lamented in his mind . Of course, there was an uncrossable distance between them and a behemoth like Central Sacred Ground .
“Ancestor, what should we do?” He hesitated before asking Li Qiye . This matter was also beyond his station because Mountguard couldn’t afford to provoke Central Sacred Ground .