God Emperor - Chapter 2131
Zhang Ruochen stood in front of the ancient tomb. His emotions were fluctuating violently. If his guess was right, the Zhang Clan would have been prosperous in the past.
Unfortunately, there was a fault in the history of the Zhang Clan. Many things before the Middle Ages were a complete mystery. Even the deity known as the Crownsnatcher in the Middle Ages had long been forgotten. It was only when Yueshen mentioned it that Zhang Ruochen found out.
“It’s exactly the same as the description of the ancestral land in the ancient tome. Only after the Supreme Saint dies can he be buried in the ancestral land. This would be a great honor for every member of the Zhang Clan,” Zhang Ruochen said in a low voice.
The ancestor of the Zhang Clan was The Immovable Wisdom King. He was a legendary figure, so old that even Yueshen had never seen him. Therefore, the inheritance of the Zhang Clan was at least millions of years old.
Given the superior cultivation environment in the Middle Ages, the number of Supreme Saint cultivators that could be born over a million years would undoubtedly be astounding.
However, there was only half of the genealogy book. The time recorded was from the end of the Middle Ages, and there were less than a hundred Supreme Saint ancestors that could be seen on it.
If they could retrieve the first half of the genealogy book, all the mysteries would be easily solved.
The Zhang Clan that he had lived in for two lifetimes belonged to the same clan. Was it a coincidence or a deliberate arrangement?
Zhang Ruochen climbed to a higher position and looked at the entire gravesite. His gaze was fixed on the deepest part of it.
However, there was an extremely powerful force there. Even if he used the Eye of the Divine Mark, he could not see through it nor did he know where this gravesite extended to?
Just as Zhang Ruochen was about to give up, his blood courses through his veins. The Empyrean Emperor Ming’s Scripture began to activate on its own. An inexplicable aura enveloped him and shocked his mind.
Zhang Ruochen’s body shook. His soul seemed to be pulled out of his body. In a daze, he arrived at a mysterious chaotic land, and condensed chaotic qi surged within.
A vast and majestic tomb appeared before his eyes. Above the tomb, the Precept of Chaos and Chaotic Divine Light flowed slowly like water, gives an extremely sacred feeling.
Zhang Ruochen couldn’t help himself but want to pay his respect towards the tomb.
Above the tomb, the space twisted violently. It faintly showed 27 layers of the magnificent sky. It felt like reality and fantasy at the same. No one could tell if it was real or just a vision.
Above the 27 layers of the sky, an extremely majestic figure sitting cross-legged. Many stars were surrounding him, like the center of the universe.
Zhang Ruochen tried to see the figure clearly, but he could not. In the end, he could only see chaos.
Just when Zhang Ruochen felt uneasy, his mind suddenly returned to his body. Whether it was the tomb, the 27 layers of the universe, or the majestic figure, they all disappeared without a trace, as if they were just a dream.
Zhang Ruochen stood in the air and did not come back to his senses for a long time. What he had seen just now had a great impact on him.
“Is there really such a big tomb in the depths of the gravesite? Who does it belong to? Why does it affect the blood in my veins so greatly?” Zhang Ruochen muttered to himself.
Zhang Ruochen could not help but activate Heaven’s Eye between his eyebrows with all his strength, wanting to take a closer look.
However, no matter how hard he tried, it was useless. An invisible and mysterious power blocked his prying eyes.
The moment he withdrew his gaze, Zhang Ruochen suddenly made other discoveries.
A strange fruit the size of a fist on top of the tomb in front of Zhang Ruochen. Countless Supreme-Saint Precepts interweaved on it, emitting a brilliant immortal light.
Zhang Ruochen’s eyes changed slightly. He suddenly thought of something. ‘Could it be the legendary… Supreme Saint Fruit!’
Zhang Ruochen had only seen such a rare treasure in ancient tomes, yet he had never seen it in real before.
According to the records in ancient tomes, after a Supreme Saint died, he was buried in a unique place. After at least 10,000 years, the Supreme Saint’s essence and Precepts would be condensed into a fruit, known as the Supreme Saint Fruit.
Rumour has it, that after consuming a Supreme Saint Fruit, one could obtain his inheritance and part of the Precepts. There was a high possibility that one could cultivate the Supreme Saint realm.
“You’re right, this is the Supreme Saint Fruit.” A voice suddenly sounded.
Zhang Ruochen was slightly shocked. He didn’t know when the mysterious old man had come to his side and he didn’t notice at all.
If the old man wanted to harm him, he would undoubtedly be in great danger.
Zhang Ruochen closed his Heaven’s Eye between his eyebrows and glanced at the old man. He said, “I didn’t expect you to come in.”
“This is the ancestral land of the Zhang Clan. I’m a member of the clan. Of course, I can come in.” The old man looked as if it was a matter of course, and his expression was very arrogant. It was as if he was a member of the Zhang Clan and was cocky.
If Zhang Ruochen wasn’t a member of the Zhang Clan, he would have slapped him.
After a pause, the old man continued, “Zhang Ruochen, do you believe me now? The Zhang Clan of the Central Region also came from here. Their roots are here.”
Zhang Ruochen had to admit that the old man was telling the truth. After all, he had seen the graves of the Supreme Saint’s ancestors recorded in the genealogy book with his own eyes.
The names of the Supreme Saints buried in the adjacent graves could be found in the genealogy book.
“Why did the Zhang Clan of the Central Region lose touch with the ancestral land? And why don’t the Zhang Royalty of the Yunwu Commandery know about the existence of the ancestral land?” Zhang Ruochen asked seriously.
Although he already believed that this was the legendary ancestral land of the Zhang Clan, he had many questions in his heart that needed to be answered.
With his hands behind his back, the old man spoke in a heavy tone, “The Zhang Clan failed to escape the catastrophe at the end of the Middle Ages. The battle was brutal. Almost all the top cultivators of the Zhang Clan were killed and their vitality was greatly damaged. Everything about the ancestral land became a legend
“According to the rules of the Zhang Clan, only the Supreme Saint could be buried in the ancestral land after his death. To know the location of the ancestral land, one must be a top-notch Saint King. Only then, the secret of the ancestral land could be protected.
“The Zhang Royalty of the Yunwu Commandery should be the ones guarding the ancestral land. Perhaps because of the small number of people, the inheritance was interrupted, yet they still remembered the importance of this land and never left.”
In fact, the ancestors of the Yunwu Commandery’s royalty were responsible for guarding the mausoleum.
Hearing this, Zhang Ruochen’s heart skipped a beat. He guessed that these things should be related to the catastrophe at the end of the Middle Ages. After all, according to Yueshen, the Crownsnatcher of the Zhang Clan had died in that battle. Logically speaking, he should have been buried in this ancestral land.
The Zhang Clan of the Central Region was relatively lucky. Although they had experienced many hardships, they had risen again in recent ancient times. They had established the Central Shengming Empire. Including Zhang Ruochen’s father, they had a total of ten Supreme Saint powerhouses.
Unfortunately, an accident 800 years ago had almost destroyed the sacred foundation. The Zhang Clan was on the verge of destruction.
“The Zhang Clan can no longer remain silent. We must restore it to its former glory. Zhang Ruochen, as a descendant of the Zhang Clan, you must shoulder this heavy responsibility,” the old man suddenly said seriously.
Zhang Ruochen was slightly stunned. He shook his head and said, “Of course I want the Zhang Clan to rise again, but it won’t be easy.”
“How hard could that be? Zhang Ruochen, your bloodline is strong and your descendants will be a giant among men. With the Supreme Saint Fruit, it’s not difficult to give birth to a group of Supreme Saints,” the old man said wide-eyed.
“Zhang Ruochen, as one of the few males in the Zhang Clan, why are you so ignorant? There are nearly 100 female saints by your side and all as beautiful as flowers. Their cultivation is also not weak. If you marry them, the offspring you will give birth to will have strong bloodlines and good looks.”
“And the girl transformed from the Lotus of Divine Reflection I saw last time. If you and she procreate offspring, not only will they look good, but their talent will also be heaven-defying. Perhaps they will even exceed you.”
“As long as you find more powerful women to marry and have plenty of good-looking and talented children, the Zhang Clan will be able to rise again.”
“I refined the powder out of kindness and wanted to lend a hand, but you didn’t appreciate it at all. Are You a man or not? Do you want to anger me to death?”
The old man kept scolding Zhang Ruochen as if he was disappointed.
Zhang Ruochen did not know whether to laugh or cry. He said, “Your cultivation is higher than mine, so your bloodline must be stronger. You are more suitable to do this than me.”
Hearing this, the old man suddenly blew his beard and glared. He said, “If I could, would I need you?”
It could be seen that the old man was really angry with Zhang Ruochen. He almost wanted to beat Zhang Ruochen up.
“What do you mean?” Zhang Ruochen stared at the old man’s lower body with a strange look. It was hard to imagine that such a powerful superior would… No.
“Where are you looking at? What are you thinking about?” The old man roared in exasperation. Then, he stretched out his right hand, and a gray fog appeared in his palm.
He waved his hand gently. Wherever the gray fog passed, the grass and trees withered instantly. A strong death qi spread for dozens of miles.
“How could you have such a strong death qi?” Zhang Ruochen quickly released Saint Qi to resist the erosion of the death qi.
The old man sighed, “Back then, I fought with several fierce Deathkins of the Infernal Court in the starry sky for three months. The stars were destroyed and the sun and moon lost their glow. Unfortunately, I was hit by their death spiritual power in the end and almost died. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to come back to life. It’s a pity that I spent 100,000 years but failed to completely dissolve the evil death qi.”
Suddenly, Zhang Ruochen understood. It was because of the evil death qi in his body that the old man could not reproduce.
‘That was great!’
Otherwise, to revive Zhang Clan’s mission, the old man might have to rely on his unknown powder, dirty methods, and righteously licentious the Royal Mountain. That would be a headache for Zhang Ruochen.
Ignoring the old man, Zhang Ruochen looked at the tombs one by one. He found that many tombs had the Supreme Saint Fruit, but not all of them had it.
It was not that these tombs did not have the Supreme Saint Fruit, but more as they had already been plucked.
Since they knew the effects of the Supreme Saint Fruit, Zhang Clan’s predecessors would certainly use it in history.
Many of the Supreme Saints might have eaten the Supreme Saint Fruit before.
Zhang Ruochen moved slowly toward the tomb, trying to pick the Supreme Saint Fruit on top of it.
Although he was greatly hindered, he was still able to get close. The Supreme Saint Fruit was within reach.
Just as Zhang Ruochen was about to pick it, the old man stopped him. “Don’t casually pick the Supreme Saint Fruit.”
“Why not?” Zhang Ruochen asked curiously.
The old man said, “After you pick the Supreme Saint Fruit, you need to eat it immediately. It’s best if you eat it in front of the Supreme Saint’s tomb. Only then can you completely absorb and refine the essence of the Supreme Saint Fruit. Hopefully, you can cultivate to the Supreme Saint realm.”
“The tombs and gravestones you see are all places of treasure for comprehension and cultivation. You should cultivate here for a while before consuming the Supreme Saint Fruit, the effects would be tremendous.”
Hearing this, Zhang Ruochen immediately gave up the idea of plucking it. The Supreme Saint Fruit was so precious that it should not be wasted.
He now completely understood the significance of the ancestral land to the Zhang Clan. As long as the ancestral land was there, no matter what disaster the Zhang Clan encountered, there would be a day when they would rise again.
Perhaps it was because of this test that most of the Supreme Saint Fruit were preserved.
If all the Supreme Saint Fruit were used, the number of Supreme Saints that the Zhang Clan produce would be unimaginable.
“Zhang Ruochen, do you understand what I’m saying? Your most important task now is to carry on the clan’s line and procreate as many offsprings as you can.”
“There was an ancestor of the Zhang Clan who married a total of 3,000 wives. All of them were beautiful. They were goddesses, saintesses, heavenly ladies of the ancient civilization, favored daughters of the Dragon Clan, Ninelynx Clan, and Phoenix clan. They flew in the sky, ran on the ground, and swam in the water. All of them were caught in a net and reproduced over 10,000 generations. That’s an example you should follow,” The old man said, he stared at Zhang Ruochen with a contemptuous look, as if he was talking about himself.
Hearing this, Zhang Ruochen could not help but have a strange look in his eyes. He instantly thought of Emperor Ji Mie of the Guanghan Realm. He did not expect that the Zhang Clan had an ancestor who was more powerful than Emperor Ji Mie in terms of reproduction.
However, Emperor Ji Mie was now in his prime. He should have many more descendants in the future. Perhaps he would surpass the ancestor of the Zhang Clan.
Looking at the old man’s burning eyes, Zhang Ruochen said, “The Zhang Clan of the Yunwu Commandery doesn’t have many people left. However, the Zhang Clan of the Central Region still has many clansmen who can let them come here to cultivate. Their cultivation speed will definitely be much faster with the surrounding and blessing of Zhang Clan’s ancestors, even without the Supreme Saint Fruit. Perhaps they can even get some unexpected benefits.”
Zhang Ruochen had basically taken all the members of the Zhang Chan who were still in Kunlun Realm into the Qiankun Realm. The number wasn’t small, but most of their bloodlines were already very weak. It was difficult to find true geniuses.
“I can’t leave the Royal Mountain. Hurry up and gather them all. Even if the quality is bad, it’s still better than nothing,” The old man immediately urged.
But then, the old man added, “No matter what, you can’t shirk responsibility. Hurry up and push down hundreds of beautiful saintesses to help the Zhang Clan grow.”
Hearing this, black lines appeared on Zhang Ruochen’s forehead. He really couldn’t stand the old man.
Zhang Ruochen immediately flashed out of the sacred gravesite.
At this time, the Azure Dragon had already suppressed the Dragonvine and started refining it.
Zhang Ruochen didn’t disturb them. He rushed back to the hidden valley and gathered all the members of the Zhang Clan, with King Mingjiang as the leader. There were more than 1,000 of them.
After explaining the situation, Zhang Ruochen led the group of Zhang Clan members to the gravesite in the depths of Royal Mountain.
Of course, he only said that there was precious land for cultivation, but he did not mention Zhang Clan’s ancestral land.
In his opinion, it was better not to tell the ordinary Zhang clansmen about the Zhang Clan’s ancestral land.
After arriving outside the gravesite, Zhang Ruochen had these Zhang clansmen break through the barrier formed by the nine-colored divine light on their own.
Although the barrier was strong, even a Supreme Saint could not break through it, but it would not stop people with the Zhang Clan’s bloodline.
“Ruochen, are these Supreme Saints’ tombs? How can there be hundreds of them?” King Mingjiang was shocked.
He had entered the royal tomb before, so he was no stranger to the Supreme Saints’ tombs.
However, his cultivation was not as high as Zhang Ruochen’s, so the number of tombs he could see was naturally much less than Zhang Ruochen’s.
As for the other members of the Zhang Clan, they could see even less. The strange power in the gravesite would affect their vision and perception.
Zhang Ruochen nodded and said, “It is indeed the tomb of a Supreme Saint, but it is different from the tomb of the Supreme Saint in the royal tomb. Sitting cross-legged in front of the tomb and comprehending the Path can double the result with half the effort.”
After getting a definite answer, King Mingjiang was even more shocked. Hundreds of Supreme Saints were buried in the same place. It was unbelievable.
King Mingjiang stepped forward in shock. Like Zhang Ruochen, he entered the gravesite with ease.
Seeing this, the other members of the Zhang clan also took action.
However, their speed was much slower. It was mainly affected by the strength of their bloodlines and cultivation.
Among these people, only one of King Mingjiang’s sons had reached the Saint King realm. The others didn’t even reach the Saint realm. Naturally, they would face great resistance.
More than 1,000 people came, but in the end, less than 300 people entered the gravesite. Most of them were blocked outside.
Thinking about it, Zhang Ruochen understood the mechanism. These people’s bloodlines were too thin and couldn’t be recognized by the ancestral land.
Zhang Ruochen had no choice but to send them back.