Chapter 1043 There’s a Big Mystery
The Golden-armored Giant Spirit Guard took the token and observed it carefully. After he confirmed that it was real, his expression changed and he said, “I didn’t know that it was you, Lord Arbitrator. Please forgive me.”
Ding Hao smiled slightly and said, “It’s fine. Can I go in now?”
The Golden-armored Giant Spirit Guard said respectfully, “Of course, Your Highness can go in, but these two are…” His eyes fell on Li Yiruo and Nalan Youxia.
“They’re my wife and disciple.” Ding Hao was very patient.
“Please wait a moment, Your Highness.” The Giant Golden Spirit Guard bowed slightly and crossed his arms in front of his chest. A huge golden spear that was more than ten meters long appeared, and the tip of the spear slowly streaked across the void. Streams rippled like water, and then a one-meter-wide and two-meter-high arched door appeared.
“Thank you very much.” Ding Hao thanked the guard before he entered with Li Yiruo and Nalan Youxia.
There were a total of 108 such arched doors, which meant that there were 108 layers of energy shields leading to the Holy Peak of Mysterious Frost. Each layer was guarded by a Giant Golden-armored Spirit Guard. They should have received the news from the first companion, so they did not ask any more questions along Ding Hao’s way and kept letting the three people pass.
Compared with the scenery outside, the scenery inside the shields remained the same. It was still full of the most primitive natural scenery, with towering trees and strange peaks rising one after another.
Ding Hao was even surprised to find that there was no trace of interference in the natural environment here. In other words, the Holy Palace of Mysterious Frost did not deliberately change the weather or the temperature of this mountain range through the inscription tactical deployment. This was different from many super sects.
“Only the most primitive true essence can understand the most distinct trajectory of the power of heaven and earth. That’s the best choice.” The Saber Master’s voice sounded.
Sure enough, the Sword Master could not wait to voice his opinion at the next moment. He said, “This terrain is unusual and contains great mysteries. Little Chap Ding, you need to observe carefully. There is the aura of reincarnation here.”
Ding Hao was shocked.
“The aura of reincarnation?
“What does it have to do with the Six Paths of Reincarnation?”
When Ding Hao asked again, the Sword Master and the Saber Master kept silent. Finally, the Sword Master said, “It’s not that I don’t want to tell you, but it’s not the time yet…”
Although it was always like this, his words seemed to make sense. Ding Hao was speechless.
The Saber Master continued, “Little Chap Ding, don’t rush it. I feel that there will be a great change on this continent. At that time, the whole truth will be revealed. I believe it won’t take long before that happens.”
Ding Hao nodded and stopped asking.
Since the two old monsters didn’t talk about it, it would be useless for him to ask.
The middle-aged woman controlled an aircraft that could only accommodate about 20 people. It broke through the void and sped straight to the Holy Peak of Mysterious Frost.
After entering this area, no one could fly in the air. The free Mysterious Frost Aircraft was the only transportation tool that could shuttle in the air.
Ding Hao looked down.
Within thousands of miles, there were a large number of spiritual fields and rivers, as well as scattered villages and small towns. This place was like a paradise independent of the Northern Region. However, Ding Hao could also feel that there were ordinary humans here, including the residents of the village below. They were also very powerful martial arts experts.
“They should be the Mysterious Frost Holy Guards who were summoned back to be stationed at each province.” Ding Hao guessed. Soon, he saw a large military camp with many martial artists practicing in the camp from every distance.
“Could it be that the reason why the Mysterious Frost Holy Guards are called back is that they need to take military training?”
This thought flashed across Ding Hao’s mind. He realized that the recent withdrawal and silence of the Holy Palace of Mysterious Frost might not be like what outsiders thought. It wasn’t simply hiding but accumulating power.
The Mysterious Frost Aircraft was extremely fast. It only took less than an hour for them to cross the distance of thousands of miles.
The Holy Peak of Mysterious Frost was right in front of them.
The aircraft slowly landed at the foot of the mountain.
It was a square paved with white jade and marbles. There were hundreds of meters tall statues on it, all of which had different appearances. There were men and women. They were wearing armor and holding sharp blades in their hands. It was obvious that they were made by a master sculptor. They were so lifelike as if they were alive. There was an extremely majestic aura permeating the air.
“These should be heroic martyrs from the past generation of Mysterious Frost Holy Guards who have made great contributions.” Ding Hao recognized that the clothes and styles of these statues were similar to that of the Mysterious Frost Holy Guards. Although there were some changes, their temperaments were very similar.
Sure enough, at the edge of the square, Ding Hao saw the words “Mysterious Frost Martyrs”.
The person who wrote the title was definitely a very powerful master. Because even from a distance, Ding Hao could feel that the title contained a kind of solemn and stirring aura. Once it burst out, it was enough to kill a superior of the Demigod Realm in an instant.
“Reaching the summit requires one to pass through the teleport tactical deployment. This way please, Lord Arbitrator.”
The female Mysterious Frost Holy Guard got out of the aircraft and walked to the mountain with Ding Hao and others.
The group of people did not enter the Garden of Mysterious Frost Martyrs, but they took a teleport tactical deployment outside to go to the summit.
The teleport tactical deployment was so brilliant that Ding Hao could not see any clues about it.
After 21 teleport tactical deployments had been replaced in a row, they barely reached two-thirds of the height of the Holy Peak of Mysterious Frost. The use of each teleport tactical deployment had to be strictly checked. A team of 20 Sage Realm Masters at their peaks guarded the tactical deployments.
Nalan Ranger and Li Yiruo were temporarily left at two-thirds of the height of the Holy Peak.
“I will take good care of the two distinguished guests. Don’t worry, Lord Arbitrator. Even I am not qualified to go up.” The female Mysterious Frost Holy Guard explained.
Ding Hao instructed Li Yiruo, and then he went up alone through the teleport tactical deployment.
He was a little curious. With the strength of the God of War of Mysterious Frost and Ding Honglei, were they afraid that someone would sneak into this place to assassinate them? It was a little unreasonable that the visitors would be so strictly searched after entering the summit of the Holy Peak of Mysterious Frost.
About an hour later, he finally arrived at the top of the mountain.
A snow-white ice palace appeared in front of Ding Hao.
The scenery at the top of the mountain was extremely spectacular. When one looked down, one could not see the scenery at the bottom of the mountain. It was surrounded by a vast sea of clouds. The scenery was beautiful. The white clouds were like jade, changing into different shapes. A golden sun shone down, dyeing the clouds. It was as dreamy and beautiful as a fairy tale world.
The ice palace in front of him was simply shocking.
“Are they sculptures or dragon corpses?”
Ding Hao was a little bit uneasy.
The nine white dragons were too lifelike. Their snow-white scales reflected silver light in the sun, and each scale armor was as fine as real. The most subtle parts of their bodies were revealed. Their muscles were full of explosive power. Divine light burst out of their dragon eyes. There was a strange flowing light and the dragons’ beards fluttered as if they were sleeping.
Dragons were mythical creatures. It was said that this race was one of the overlords of the Immortal Period. They were born with the magic power of an immortal. The white dragons were even rarer. They were the gods of dragons and the natural kings. Now, the power on this continent had changed. The dragons had been wiped out, and even the dragons’ corpses could be rarely seen.
After careful observation for a while, Ding Hao slowly climbed along the nine-fold steps to the base.
The 99 huge dragon jade pillars supported the dome of the ice palace. There were no walls or guards on all sides. Ding Hao continued to go deeper along the smooth ground, and he felt more and more shocked. The ice palace seemed to be endless. The jade pillars of the ice palace flashed around him, and the coiled dragons on them swam like living creatures.
He didn’t know how far he had gone until a white jade gate more than 20 meters high appeared in front of him.
It was the end of the way.
“Where should I go?”
Right at this moment…
“Come in. I know it’s you.”
A lazy voice came out. It was Ding Honglei’s tone.
Hearing this, Ding Hao showed a smile on his face. As soon as he reached out his hand, the white jade gate opened automatically. It was dark inside, and the shrill roar of the North Mountain came out. Then, the goose-hair-like snowflakes swirled and poured out like silver flying knives.
Behind the gate, it seemed to be a strange space that would always be stormy and snowing.
Ding Hao walked into the snowstorm.
“Hee hee, I didn’t expect you to come back so soon.” Ding Honglei’s voice sounded.
The darkness in front of Ding Hao gradually dissipated, and a Mystical Ice Hill appeared in front of him.
Ding Honglei, dressed in a red gauze dress, leaned lazily on the top of a hill more than ten meters high. Beside her sat two girls who looked like they were carved out of jade. They obediently peeled the crystal grapes and sent them to Ding Honglei’s mouth one by one. There was an ice zither in front of her. The strings trembled slightly as if they had spirituality, making a sound per second like the sounds of nature.
“Senior…” Ding Hao cupped his hands and was about to say something.
Ding Honglei waved her hand with dissatisfaction. Her lips were red like wine. She said lazily, “What senior? Am I that old? Call me sister.”
“Why does she have the same problem as the Saber Master?
“Sure enough, the biggest taboo for women is that they can’t have others say that they’re old, and even the old masters with superb cultivation can’t ignore formality, can they?”
“Hee hee, you’re really boring. Come up quickly.” Ding Honglei waved her hand on the hill.
Snowflakes were whistling.
Ding Hao came to the top of the hill.
Ding Honglei snapped her fingers. With a smack, countless bright and crystal snowflakes whistled over and condensed into a gorgeous ice chair in an instant. Ding Hao was slightly stunned and sat on the ice chair obediently.
“Come on, little guy. Tell me, what did you encounter in the immortal land?” Ding Honglei said with a smile.
Ding Hao was full of questions, but he didn’t ask about them. He could only briefly tell her what had happened in the Land of Divine Grace. Of course, he still hid the ultimate mystery and whereabouts of the Immortal Artifact.