Gu Qing Shan’ vision blurred, then found himself fallen from the air inside a huge temple altar.
As he stood up, he carefully looked around.
Sure enough, this is very standard architecture from the age of Old.
On either side were 2 rows of statues, each of them showing a different face and expression, but all of them cultivators from the age of Old.
A total of 10 different cultivators, but they all have one thing the same that they all carried a Longsword.
“Sword cultivators from the age of Old”, Gu Qing Shan muttered.
As the statues noticed him, they all turned their heads to look at Gu Qing Shan.
“Young one, you see us and you won’t even bow to greet?” one of the statues shouted.
Gu Qing Shan smiled and bowed, then looked deep into the center of the altar.
There was a statue of a Divinity.
Gu Qing Shan walked in front of the Divinity’s statue and carefully observed it.
The statue depicts a golden-armored Divinity, on his left hand was a mountain, on his right a strange-looking sword, his expression firm and dignified.
Gu Qing Shan’s eyes stopped on the sword.
The sword was fully black in color, but there were 5 deeply inscribed symbols along the shaft of the sword, making anyone look at it felt their heart beat faster without understanding why.
———–these are Divine Runes.
Divine runes are more advanced compared to regular runes, they’re able to interfere with the essence of the world, thus every swing of the sword can control the essence of the world itself, creating devastating scenes like before.
Gu Qing Shan observed very seriously, then took a look behind the statue.
A wall that’s 5-person tall, on it, a few murals were carved.
Gu Qing Shan glanced at them, seeing these murals depict the brave tales of cultivators from the age of Old, fighting demons under the command of a Divinity.
The Divinity that lead the cultivators against the demons was the same Divinity sitting on the main seat of the altar.
At the end of every mural, it was always a cultivator who sacrificed his own life as the price to barely win against the demons.
Looking carefully, you can see the cultivators in the murals were the same as the ones depicted on the statues in the altar.
10 sword cultivators from the age of Old, 10 heroic sacrifices for the sake of humanity’s survival.
Indeed, they are praiseworthy.
Bai Hua Fairy had always respected these type of people, no wonder she had advised me to be careful not to show disrespect.
Because she herself probably does the same.
In the middle of all the murals, a one-eyed creature was depicted, it stood on black clouds, in its hand held a city fortress, about to swallow it whole.
Around the creature, were the 10 sword cultivators, surrounding it by command of the Divinity.
Every single sword cultivator had a dignified face, one hand holding their sword, the other making a strange seal as they pointed it at the creature.
This scene must be them attempting to seal the monster.
This mural took up the most room on the wall, on all sides of if were numerous divine runes.
Using common sense, these divine runes were probably all used to seal the monster.
Gu Qing Shan looked at the monster.
Seemingly noticed him, the monster’s eyes turned and stared back at Gu Qing Shan.
“Seems like it was sealed inside the mural” Gu Qing Shan muttered.
After looking a few more times, Gu Qing Shan went back the way he came, standing in front of the first statue.
The statue depicted a middle-aged square-faced cultivator, wearing a mist-white robe, even the Longsword in his hand emitted a bone-chilling air.
He was the person that shouted at Gu Qing Shan before.
Gu Qing Shan once again bowed, respectfully asked him: “Can senior tell me how you died?”
The statue lifted its face and answered: “Sacrifice this one’s life for 100,000 of others, worth it”
Gu Qing Shan asked further: “You can tell me in detail? So as to let this humble one witness senior’s glory”
The middle-aged cultivator looked down at Gu Qing Shan and answered: “This venerable one’s soul is still locked inside the mural sealing the demon, I’m not free enough to tell you in details”
Gu Qing Shan looked at his sword, seeing on the part connecting the blade and hilt a few small letters inscribed
Gu Qing Shan silently nodded, and asked again: “This humble one is also a sword cultivator, can senior tell me what Sword Style you use? That way I can also imagine senior’s glory ——–this surely you can tell”
The middle-aged man pridefully said: “Grey Flame Heaven Origin Style”
Gu Qing Shan clasped his hand: “This humble one thank you”
After that, he went to the next statue, bowed again, and asked respectfully: “Can senior tell me how you died?”
This statue was a handsome man at his prime, answered: “This one fought alone against a million demons, then died of exhaustion”
“You can tell me in detail? So as to let this humble one witness senior’s glory”
The handsome man looked at Gu Qing Shan and answered: “This one’s soul is sealing the great demon, I’m not free enough to tell you in detail”
Gu Qing Shan nodded: “This humble one is also a sword cultivator, can I ask senior what Sword Style you use?”
The handsome man replied: “Pristine Holy Sword Style”
Gu Qing Shan suddenly said: “Then, senior would have to be a rare Lightning-element sword cultivator, how admirable”
The handsome man looked at him and said: “It’s good that you know”
After hearing that, Gu Qing Shan became silent.
And went straight to the central altar in front of the Divinity’s statue.
Suddenly a bow appeared in his hand.
Gu Qing Shan nonchalantly drew an arrow, pointing at the Divinity’s statue.
Suddenly the Divinity opened its eyes, shouting with a thunderous voice: “How dare you! A mere mortal would dare point his arrow at a Divinity, bow down and beg for forgiveness right now, otherwise this one shall send you to reincarnation himself!”
Gu Qing Shan laughed, saying: “I’m a demon, today I’ve come to release the monster on the mural”
The 10 sword cultivator statues immediately acted, all of them raised their swords, emitting sharp sword wills.
“Fiend, I’ll take your life!”
“Damn demon, you’re going to die right here!”
“Say your prayers!”
Their voices rang like thunder, wanting to release their certain-kill techniques right at the next second.
Outside the green jade screen, the maid’s expression changed, muttering: “What crazy things are this kid saying!”
She quickly prepared her hand seals, completing it in the blink of an eye.
Already prepared, she only needs to infuse spirit energy into the trigger, then her spell can be cast.
But right at that moment, the maid’s thoughts shifted a bit, delaying the trigger of her spell.
She didn’t even move her eyes from the jade screen, her face clearly confused.
Inside the altar.
Gu Qing Shan just stood there, but the sword cultivators still hadn’t even moved an inch.
“Cursed!” The square-faced middle-aged cultivator shouted: “All my spirit energy had been used to seal the demon, there’s only a piece of soul left out here, I can’t kill this one”
“I as well”
“I’m also the same”
The whole group of sword cultivators were cursing and complaining.
Gu Qing Shan looked straight at the Divinity statue in the middle, lightly pulled his bow into an arc and let go.
The arrow barely missed the Divinity’s ear, hit the mural straight on, breaking it in half as it came crashing down.
The group of sword cultivator statues became silent.
The whole altar became eerily silent.
Gu Qing Shan still unfazed, once again drew an arrow, pointing straight at the Divinity statue.
“I’m sorry, my hand slipped, this time I’ll definitely hit you straight on” he apologized.
The Divinity’s statue couldn’t say a word.
Gu Qing Shan pulled the bow, asking: “You won’t say anything? After all, in a few moments you won’t get any more chances”
The Divinity statue suddenly asked: “You really aren’t afraid that I’ll release the world-ender demon?”
Gu Qing Shan replied: “A bunch of fake cultivators who only knows to fool people, how strong can the demon you’re sealing be? I don’t believe it”
The Divinity statue asked: “You would dare slander the sword cultivators of old, and desecrate them so?”
“Are you sure you want to force me to talk? Once I talk, you guys definitely can’t fake it anymore” Gu Qing Shan smiled and answered.
The Divinity statue was silent.
Suddenly an echoing female voice was heard in the altar: “Speak, tell me everything”