Xiang Shaoyun was rendered speechless by the note he read. He had not imagined that the undefeated war G.o.d would actually be leaving behind a will with such a teasing tone. But when he thought of how the saint soul tree, gold-scaled dragon turtle, and goldmark toad belonged to him in his previous life, he was filled with pride. He had the urge to shout loudly that he was an undefeated war G.o.d in his previous life.
There were also some other treasures scattered all over the palace. However, he had no idea if these treasures still remained in good condition after such a long time. After learning of the other treasures, Xiang Shaoyun was burning with excitement. He was confident that if the treasures were still there, they wouldn’t disappoint him.
He picked up the other things he saw around him. One of them was an ancient book with ill.u.s.trations of formations on it. Obviously, it was a book on formations. He also found a different book with “War G.o.d’s Art of War” written on it. Clearly, this was a book about army commanding.
The two books did not interest him that much. When his gaze landed on a multi-colored stone, his eyes widened, and he exclaimed, “I-Is this the legendary primal divine stone?”
The primal divine stone was an ultimate treasure that would only come into existence during the birth of the universe and the countless species. The stone was formed under primal chaos energy’s nourishment. It could help hasten one’s energy absorption and enhance one’s body. More importantly, it was also a legendary soul foundation forging material.
The primal divine stone was a divine stone that would generally be kept as the treasure of an entire clan or as the forging material of some legendary weapon. n.o.body would use it to forge a soul foundation. Thus, stories about it being used for soul foundation forging had remained a legend.
Xiang Shaoyun salivated. This decently sized primal divine stone was probably his biggest gain in this expedition. Even a Heaven Battling Realm expert would probably fight over it madly.
“He even has a treasure like this? He is worthy of being me from two lives ago, the war G.o.d. Well done, myself!” said Xiang Shaoyun proudly. Then, his gaze landed on the final item. It looked like a damaged treasure map with some ancient markings on it.
He could not understand what he was looking at, but behind the map, the words “Ancient Court’s Treasure” could be seen. It was obvious these words were personally written by the war G.o.d. Xiang Shaoyun had a feeling the map was extremely important. Unfortunately, he only had one-third of the map, and for now, it was as good as a useless piece of paper.
“Whatever. The gains I have gotten so far are amazing enough. In any case, that fellow also mentioned on the note that there is a damaged celestial horn in the backyard of the palace, and at the deep well, an icesoul heart can be found. And at the Armament Pavilion, there is some equipment. All these treasures should suffice for me,” muttered Xiang Shaoyun in excitement.
He then pushed the coffin lid open. As the coffin was no longer powered by the multicolored energies, it could no longer restrain him.
After leaving the coffin, he ignored the villain kneeling on the ground. Rather, he turned around and looked at the empty coffin as he muttered, “Amitabha. Regardless of whether you are my previous reincarnation, I shall live for you. Your reputation as the war G.o.d will remain unsullied.”
He had obtained quite a harvest in the coffin. However, he personally considered the dream where he had personally reaped the head of the enemy commander amid a ma.s.sive army his greatest gain.
In the dream, not only had he personally experienced the cruelty of war, he had also personally created a new technique, the Enemy Sealing technique. He had also fused the powers of three stars. After some further polis.h.i.+ng, perhaps he could also create more battle techniques utilizing the fusion of different powers, letting him better utilize the profundity of powers he had comprehended.
Additionally, he had also learned his limits from the battle. So long as he worked on his limitations and continued growing, n.o.body would be able to stop his pace.
When Xiang Shaoyun walked out of the Celestial King’s Palace, he found that the palace was actually floating in the air and had completely hidden itself.
The palace had become extremely hard to detect from outside, and if he wanted to leave, he had to figure out the formations maintaining it. And with the Celestial King’s Palace being his now, he could use it as something more than just a palace.
“It’s hard to even leave this place,” said Xiang Shaoyun helplessly. He took out the book of formations and started studying it, trying to learn the formations here as quickly as possible.
With the Light of Wisdom, Xiang Shaoyun was confident he wouldn’t take long to learn them. However, before he could even activate the Light of Wisdom, something happened. The moment he opened the book, some memories started surfacing in his mind. Instantly, a sense of familiarity toward the formations in the book welled within him. It was as though he had gone through this book countless times, and he had fully mastered the book’s contents.
“Could this be…” Xiang Shaoyun muttered doubtfully as he flipped through the book. Information on one formation after another kept appearing in his mind, further convincing him that he had already learned all these formations.
Not only did he know the principles of these formations, he also knew how to set them up and how to break them. It was as though he had suddenly become a formation grandmaster.
“That’s right. This is something the other me left behind two lives ago. He was a top formation grandmaster, and I have now obtained his inheritance,” lamented Xiang Shaoyun.
For some reason, he did not feel any joy from mastering all these formations. Rather, he started feeling melancholic, as though additional burdens had been placed on his shoulders. In a sense, the sensation was confusing him, and he was suddenly feeling lost.
However, he was able to quickly readjust his mental state. n.o.body knew what would happen in the future, and there was no point in staying worried all the time. What he needed to do next was to properly control the formation and open up the restriction so he could leave.
When he arrived at the edge of the formation to lift it, he found that the gold-scaled dragon turtle and goldmark toad were roaming around outside the palace, as though they were in search of something.
He muttered to himself, “These two fellows probably have extraordinary bloodlines as well, or they wouldn’t have been hidden away by the war good. Looks like I need to subdue both of them. They will be great helpers during my return to the Ziling Sect.”
Standing before the palace gate, he said, “Gold-scaled dragon turtle, goldmark toad, this lord has returned. In the future, you will have to serve this lord with full loyalty. Do you understand?”
As he was hidden within the formation, the two beasts couldn’t see him after hearing his voice. They looked around, but nothing was found.
“Old turtle, did you hear that kid’s voice?” asked the goldmark toad.
“Yes. That kid is deliberately mystifying himself. Just wait until I find him. I will turn him into our pet,” said the gold-scaled dragon turtle.
“That’s a good idea,” the goldmark toad approved.
“Little fellows that have been sealed for tens of thousands of years, are you thinking of disobeying me?” Xiang Shaoyun said.
“Wherever you are, kid, get out here right now. Otherwise, we will teach you an unforgettable lesson once we find you,” demanded the gold-scaled dragon turtle.