GDK 662: Cauldron of Myriad Demon
Han Shuo felt giddy; his head was spinning like a top. He had difficulty standing still for a moment.
When Han Shuo raised his head up and looked, he found himself within what seemed to be a container. Mysterious scripture lined the wall, bloodied and glowing, moving as though they were alive.
The ground beneath his feet was greenish-brown in color. It was solid and uneven to the touch.
This place was filled with unimaginably intense mystical yin aura. The aura that lingered all around the container looked like faint fog that would never dissipate and could be directly inhaled by Han Shuo. Han Shuo believed that if he were to cultivate in such an environment, the rate at which he accumulated demonic yuan would be at least several hundred times faster!
With his heart crammed with astonishment, Han Shuo continued to observe his surroundings carefully. He discovered a hazy region above his head. There were humongous shadows circling over the hazy spot.
Han Shuo’s consciousness pulsated. He was aghast to discover that those shadows circling high up above his head were precisely the same mystical demons that he had previously seen.
Since when did those mystical demons become so huge?! Han Shuo was astounded. An idea crossed his mind and he started observing his surroundings with his consciousness even more carefully.
“Sure enough, those mystical demons have not grown larger, it’s my body that has shrunken!” Han Shuo cried out in surprise.
Han Shuo suddenly noticed that those scripts constantly glittering with bloody radiances started to move rapidly in a mysterious trajectory. A vague and surreal energy emerged out of nowhere.
Before Han Shuo could figure out what was happening, that faintly discernible energy suddenly formed a bizarre connection with his consciousness. Then, a message was delivered to Han Shuo, “Hello, I’m Cauldron Spirit. Pleased to meet you, my new master!”
Han Shuo jumped. He had absolutely no idea what the hell was going on and replied without thinking, “Who are you? Where is this place? Who deployed the Ninth Realm Mystical Yin Harvester?”
“I’m the cauldron spirit of the Cauldron of Myriad Demon. You are inside the Cauldron of Myriad Demon. The person who deployed everything here was my original master - Gu Tian Xie, the Exalted Demonlord!” that voice who called itself Cauldron Spirit slowly explained to Han Shuo.
Cauldron of Myriad Demon? Gu Tian Xie the Exalted Demonlord? What is going on? Han Shuo was still totally lost and his mind was in a great frenzy.
Han Shuo thought, then again cried out in surprise, “I’m the new master of the Cauldron of the Myriad Demon? How did that happen? What about your original master?”
“My original master, Gu Tian Xie the Exalted Demonlord, had a great battle with an expert in this universe. It resulted in both sides suffering severe losses. That opponent ambushed the Exalted Demonlord soon after he had lost a great amount of his energy traversing between universes and therefore he suffered devastating injuries. Before his death, he escaped to this material plane and deployed everything here before his consciousness completely dissipated.
The Exalted Demonlord had perished long ago. You are perhaps the only demonic arts cultivator in this universe, and I was the one who brought you here. From now onwards, you are my new master!” the Cauldron Spirit explained.
Han Shuo was so shocked that he nearly jumped. Just how mighty Gu Tian Xie the Exalted Demonlord must have been in order to deploy all this from his deathbed! That godly expert of this universe who battled against the Exalted Demonlord and had yet to perish, is that existence even more powerful than him?
As though it could read Han Shuo’s mind, the Cauldron Spirit said resentfully, “That enemy had chosen to attack the Exalted Demonlord soon after he exhausted a great amount of his energy traversing between universes, and therefore his consciousness completely vanished. Otherwise, it surely would have been the attacker that perished!”
The Cauldron Spirit’s explanation shocked Han Shuo. His heart suddenly quivered and he questioned, “You said that you brought me here. What exactly did you mean?”
“To be precise, it was the Exalted Demonlord and I who brought you here. The Exalted Demonlord deployed everything in here and I have merely followed through with his plan!” The Cauldron Spirit kept silent for a moment before it continued to explain, “There are thousands upon thousands of material planes in this universe. Didn’t you find it odd that your soul descended on this material plane instead of the others?”
“A fair point,” Han Shuo replied.
“Did you not discover the numerous marks that the Exalted Demonlord left on this material plane? The five places of extremes, do you really think that they were naturally formed? How could there be so many places of extremes here without the Exalted Demonlord deploying them before his death!” Cauldron Spirit explained.
Han Shuo was startled. Soon after, he cried out in surprise, “I knew it! I knew there was a reason I did not discover the tiniest places of extremes when I was in the Abyss realm which was so much more expansive!”
“The Exalted Demonlord knew that he did not have much time left. He was losing energy in his body and his consciousness was diminishing with each passing second. With the energy that he had left, he could not pull someone straight from another universe to this material plane. Hence, he deployed five enormous places of extremes as well as these formations around us and waited for the right set of circumstances to take place, which was - to have an intense fluctuation on a person’s soul in the other universe that matched with the undulation needed to traverse to this universe. When that happened, the facilities here would resonate with the soul and snatch the soul to this material plane in this universe.
After completing the whole setup, the Exalted Demonlord patiently waited while his consciousness slowly disintegrated. Unfortunately, he did not survive long enough to witness the completion of his project. Hence I, the Cauldron Spirit of the Cauldron of Myriad Demon, inherited the final wishes of the Exalted Demonlord and waited for that day to come. After aeons, the violent undulation of your soul produced resonance with that ripple left by the Exalted Demonlord. By using the energy that the Exalted Demonlord left in these formations, I pulled your soul to this universe and carried you precisely to this material plane.”
Han Shuo was astounded. It was only after hearing the Cauldron Spirit’s explanation that Han Shuo realized his soul had not been transferred to this world by chance. It was all laid out by Gu Tian Xie the Exalted Demonlord and carried out by this Cauldron Spirit of the Cauldron of Myriad Demon.
“As your soul was too feeble, I consumed an excess amount of energy in making sure you would be safe in traversing to this universe and in safely attaching to a physical body. The overconsumption of energy here meant that I had no choice but to remain in a dormant state and recharge myself using the mystical yin aura that constantly assembled in the Ninth Realm Mystical Yin Harvester.
I lost track of your location during the period I spent in dormancy. As soon as I was awoke some time ago, I immediately tried to call for you. However, as we were too far apart and I was still rather weak, you couldn’t sense my calling.
But who knew that just as I was preparing to risk flying out from the Cauldron of Myriad Demon to look for you, that you would miraculously arrive at the underground world and even come all the way here. It appears that as the person chosen by the Exalted Demonlord, you were destined to be here sooner or later,” Cauldron Spirit said thankfully.
Han Shuo felt a strange feeling in his heart after hearing the explanation. He had never anticipated that there would be such a unique cauldron spirit deep underground, silently watching and waiting for his arrival. Han Shuo actually felt touched.
“Why is it that Gu Tian Xie wanted to go through all this effort to bring someone from the universe he came from? Couldn’t he just look for somebody on this material plane to inherit everything he had? He could have saved a ton of effort by doing that instead, right?” Han Shuo was understandably puzzled.
“First of all, back then, this material plane did not have any advanced intelligent life-forms! But more importantly, the Exalted Demonlord considered all living beings in this universe as aliens. He was very firm that his protege must be someone from his native place and never in a million years an alien from this universe. He’d rather take all this trouble getting you to this place than to have those aliens easily inherit everything he had!” Cauldron Spirit explained.
Han Shuo silently nodded his head after listening to Caldron Spirit’s words. He knew that some of the of old-aged were impervious to reason in their adhering to certain old-fashioned practices. Han Shuo could vaguely understand Gu Tian Xie’s way of thinking. He also became aware that the matters happened to Gu Tian Xie had been extremely distant in the past.
“So, I’m your new master?” Han Shuo suddenly asked after keeping silent for a while.
“That’s right. You are the person selected by both the Exalted Demonlord and I. You will inherit everything he had as well as this demon-intimidating Cauldron of Myriad Demon - me!” Cauldron Spirit affirmed.
Han Shuo was overjoyed. He asked, “What did Gu Tian Xie leave for me? Also, what are the uses of this Cauldron of Myriad Demon?”
“The Exalted Demonlord had left his comprehension for you. As long as you follow along that path, you will also become an Exalted Demonlord with apocalyptic powers. However, this journey will be very long and you need to stay cautious. As for me, in the universe you come from, I can intimidate and subdue any demonic arts practitioner - which is obviously not very useful in this universe. And as for what I can provide you with, you are going to feel it soon,” Cauldron Spirit transmitted.
“Feel what?” Han Shuo was stunned.
“Power!” Cauldron Spirit replied.
After receiving the transmission from Cauldron Spirit, Han Shuo discovered that the enormous amount of mystical yin aura inside this Cauldron of Myriad Demon had suddenly transformed. Under Han Shuo’s gaze, the mystical yin aura started to assemble and gradually transform into even purer energy under the effects of the Cauldron of Myriad Demon.
“You are too weak! I had exhausted a lot of mystical yin aura when I transported you over. Although the mystical yin aura gathered by the Harvester over all these years isn’t much, it’s still more than enough to allow your strength to make a giant leap! In addition to this, you will receive a portion of the Exalted Demonlord’s comprehension and knowledge. As your consciousness is still too weak, you cannot take too much at once. I will gradually pass it on to you in the future. Now, open up your mind, accept the energy, and let it transform your body,” Cauldron Spirit explained before an enlightening voice of pure wisdom reverberated throughout his consciousness.
At this moment, Han Shuo’s mind was so excited that he found it somewhat difficult to keep it under control. It would usually take him just one deep breath to pacify his mind but this time around Han Shuo had to put in ten times the effort to achieve that.
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