Chapter 969 The Ancient Demons LochThe Ancient Demons Loch.Being one of the nine forbidden grounds on Planet Tianhuang, it had become a well-known dangerous place.
It had ninety-nine levels that were connected to the Realm of Ancient Demons. Billions of Fiend Soldiers and Fiend Generals were there and there were Demon Commanders deeper inside as well. A hundred thousand years in the past, Heavenly Lord Tatian had fought with the Ancient Demon King in that place and created this enormous canyon, connecting the human and fiend world. The Demon Warding Heavenly Region was located above it and they were in charge of the Ancient Demons Loch.
But when Chen Fan saw the Ancient Demons Loch, he was sure that the rumors were fake.
“This… This is the Ancient Demons Loch? How long is it?”
Xiao Mang’s eyes popped out and she stuck out her tongue.
The sight in front of her eyes was too astonishing.
A giant canyon appeared in front of them. It’s narrowest part was a thousand miles wide and the widest part more than ten thousand. Its length was even more unimaginable.
“I heard that the Ancient Demons Loch is a few million miles long and it goes across three Heavenly Regions. So, the daily task for the cultivators in these regions is to kill the fiends in the Ancient Demons Loch. The Demon-suppressing Heavenly Sect even has to kill the Golden Core Fiend Generals,” Zhao Juexian said.
He had seen the Ancient Demons Loch more than once, but he was still in awe when he stood in front of this miraculous place right then.
“A few million miles? Heavenly Lord Tatian is too powerful. He created such a huge canyon. I wonder when I can be like him,” Xiao Mang said.
Even the puppy in her arms was stunned and it kept nodding.
She was a bit worried as she spoke. Heavenly Lord Tatian was such a powerful cultivator. Then, how terrifying was Mount Emperor? They weren’t a faction that a Nascent Soul Cultivator could resist.
“No, this isn’t created by their battle. Soul Formation Cultivators aren’t strong enough to form such a canyon, at least not the Soul Formation Cultivators on Planet Tianhuang,” Chen Fan suddenly said.
Everyone looked up in shock.
“If Heavenly Lord Tatian didn’t do it, who did?” Xiao Mang blinked and asked.
Chen Fan remained silent and frowned.
There hadn’t been any Soul Formation Cultivators on Planet Tianhuang for a hundred thousand years, so they didn’t know their real strength. Soul Formation Cultivators might want to create a canyon that was a few million miles long and ten thousand miles wide, but it was too difficult to do so through a battle, especially when Chen Fan sensed the trace left by Heavenly Lord Tatian.
All Soul Formation Cultivators would leave a trace on the planet they cultivated on.
Chen Fan felt that Heavenly Lord Tatian was barely a Grand Cultivator and was much weaker than the mighty figures of the imperishable sects and sacred grounds deep in the universe.
It was impossible for him to create a canyon that was a few million miles in a series of attacks.
How long was a few million miles? The Earth’s diameter was only a few thousand miles. Did this mean that Heavenly Lord Tatian could destroy hundreds of Earths? Not even the peak-stage Soul Formation Cultivators were able to do so.
“Hm, I remember when I traveled around the Demon Warding Heavenly Region, an old cultivator told me that this canyon has already existed before the Ancient Demons invaded the planet. A few hundred thousand years ago, a beam of sword light struck down and formed the canyon. Several Heavenly Sects were destroyed because of that light ray.”
Zhao Juexian wondered, “That old cultivator said it was a slash from a foreign deity, but nobody knew who and where he was.”
“A foreign deity?” Chen Fan thought.
However, this was something that happened ages past, so they forgot about it. They flew above the Ancient Demons Loch and felt the Fiend Qi inside.
The “Six Sacred Ancestor Fiend Art” was initiated automatically.
Six Fiend Gods appeared behind Chen Fan and started sucking in the Fiend Qi. They immediately became a bit more concrete.
“This is indeed a good place for cultivating Fiend Arts. If I cultivate here, the ‘Six Sacred Ancestor Fiend Art’ will reach the Perfected Golden Core Level in less than six months.” Chen Fan pondered.
Beams of light flashed through and gathered towards the same direction.
Those were cultivators from different sects and regions. The Ancient Demons Loch was finally open, so young cultivators from all over the planet went there to cultivate with the power of the Ancient Demons.
The Ancient Demons Loch was too large and it could even be seen outside Planet Tianhuang, just like a wound inflicted on a person. However, there were a few special points spread throughout its whole length.
Those points had the most amount of Fiend Qi and were the places where the Ancient Demons came from.
The Demon-suppressing Sect was located on the largest one.
At the Demon-suppressing Sect.
People who went there for the first time thought the Demon-suppressing Sect was similar to the other normal sects, but they were later astonished when they saw the gates. Xiao Mang was having the same reaction at the moment.
“Huh? This is the Demon-suppressing Sect?”
A giant city which had been built with copper was in front of them. There were countless runes and arrays around the city. Looking closely, they could even see the blood stains on the walls.
This was a castle that still stood after countless years of battles.
“Right, this is the City of Demon Warding.”
Zhao Juexian nodded. “Rather than a sect, the entire Demon-suppressing Sect is more like a military camp. Their disciples are soldiers, the elders are Generals, while their Sect Master and Ancestral Patriarchs are Marshals. Their task is to kill the Golden Core Fiend Generals.”
Xiao Mang stuck out her tongue and said, “No wonder they said Xiao Hong is the top Heavenly General of the Demon-suppressing Sect.”
Chen Fan noticed.
Many small dots were flying outside the copper castle. Those were the cultivators rushing in and out of the city and of the Ancient Demons Loch. After their battles, they returned to the City of Demon Warding to rest and then returned to the fray.
They had to thank the Demon-suppressing Heavenly Sect and the cultivators that killed the fiends—
Their effort upheld the peace on Planet Tianhuang.
“Let’s go inside and ask the locals something about the Ancient Demons Loch.” Chen Fan, Xiao Mang and Zhao Juexian turned into rays of light and landed on the city.
After entering the city.
They felt that the atmosphere was completely different from that of any other city. All the cultivators were strapped in armor. They looked vicious as they walked as if they were in a hurry.
There were disciples of the Demon-suppressing Sect guarding the city.
Xiao Mang saw some cultivators, including Golden Core Cultivators, making trouble several times, but they were immediately killed by the disciples of the Demon-suppressing Sect. She even saw some cultivators with broken limbs from time to time.
“That’s cruel,” Xiao Mang said.
Chen Fan chuckled. She had never seen how humans and aliens fought in his previous life. The battlefield back then went across the galaxy and a fortress could be as large as the sun. More than billions of cultivators died every day.
The three of them looked up.
The Brahma Palace?
“I didn’t know there was a Brahma Palace here as well.” Chen Fan was a bit shocked, but then again, he realized that gambling dens and brothels were more popular in places closest to a battlefield. After all, people would need the comfort of women after all that fighting and killing.
Chen Fan took Xiao Mang inside.
The Brahma Palace might not have as much information as the Qinhe Tower had, but it was acceptable.
This time, Chen Fan knew his way and he found the Manager that sold intel very quickly.
“I would like to buy all the maps and information of the ninety-nine levels of the Ancient Demons Loch, especially those about the Spirit Medicines and Heavenly Medicines. It’ll be better if you could give me some intel on the Demon Commanders and Divine Medicines,” Chen Fan said.
The Manager sized Chen Fan up and said with disdain, “I’m sorry, we only sell maps and intel of the first thirty levels to normal members. We must seek approval from the Chief Manager before giving you information about the other levels. Also, the intel about Demon Commanders and Divine Medicines can only be accessed by our core members.”
Since the Ancient Demons Loch appeared, nobody had gone further than seventy levels. Normal cultivators would stop at thirty and Golden Core Cultivators could go up till fifty. Only Nascent Soul Heavenly Lords could enter the sixtieth to the seventieth level. Even so, they didn’t encounter the Demon Commanders of the Ancient Demons quite often. People even doubted if the Ancient Demons Loch really had ninety-nine levels.
Chen Fan frowned.
He was thinking if he should tell them who he was. They wouldn’t dare to offend “Heavenly Lord Chen.” Suddenly, someone spoke.
“My friend, are you planning to go to the Ancient Demons Loch? Why don’t you join us? We’re gathering some Overlords to go deep in there while it’s still open. By then, you’ll be able to get free intel and maps, and we can even look after one another.”
Chen Fan turned around.
He saw a brawny man in a red armor walking over.
His energy was like burning fire. He had red hair and a red beard, and his eyes were glittering. He was a mid-stage Golden Core Cultivator, who was as powerful as Lin Wuhua.
“No need,” Chen Fan rejected.
“Why don’t you think about it? Without someone who knows the way, even a Golden Core Perfected Cultivator won’t be able to go deeper than the thirtieth level and may probably get lost,” the brawny man said.
Chen Fan and the others might look like Connate Cultivators, but they were all talented and strong. Such cultivators either had a powerful background or were hiding their strength, so the brawny man didn’t want to miss the chance.
Chen Fan shook his head and was about to leave with Xiao Mang.
Then, the Manager said to the brawny man, “Captain Xue, your Madam wants to go to the Ancient Demons Loch and find the Immortal Divine Medicine again?”
“Immortal Divine Medicine?”
Hearing this name, Chen Fan stopped walking.