Holy Monk Wangjin wore a stern look. The Nine Heavens Supremes of the Ancient Bodhi Temple began to unleash their auras.
Daoist Qianlong harrumphed coldly while the Nine Heavens Supremes of the Extreme Living Gate split up and observed the crowd.
The smile on Supreme Wanqing's face disappeared. Her standpoint was obvious even though she was not doing anything.
The Nine Heavens Supremes who had other plans in mind immediately stopped.
Most of the Nine Heavens Supremes were well aware of the current situation, thus they were not against the idea.
"Holy monk, what do we do now? Are we waiting for them to catch up to us?" a peak Nine Heavens Supreme asked.
"More or less, but I believe everyone has noticed this palace is able to suppress the corpse of the Master of Dao. I believe it wouldn't be able to come inside."
"Everything will be a lot easier if that's the case, but it's only my speculation for now."
"If I guess it wrong, we would have no choice but to fight it together. If we split up, we might die as we venture deeper into the palace," Holy Monk Wangjin said.
"That bald donkey is no ordinary man," Master Chihao smacked his lips.
"Oh? Is it true that the corpse won't be able to come inside?" Qin Nan asked.
"Hehe, you will soon learn the truth," Master Chihao chuckled. He kept looking at the Nine Heavens Supremes while searching for his target.
The Nine Heavens Supremes discussed among themselves after hearing Holy Monk Wangjin's suggestion, but most of them agreed with him. Some of the injured immediately sat on the ground to recover from their injuries.
The rest fixed their eyes on the entrance.
A tense atmosphere began to spread among the group.
"It's coming in!"
Around a hundred breaths later, a peak Nine Heavens Supreme's eyes widened.
The corpse of the Master of Dao shrunk rapidly to around a hundred zhang tall. It charged at the entrance together with the Void Master Bugs.
The hearts of many Nine Heavens Supremes skipped a beat.
A loud blast took place.
Thousands of golden runes suddenly appeared on the entrance and formed a barrier to keep the corpse and the Void Master Bugs on the outside.
The corpse of the Master of Dao was enraged after he was stopped at the entrance. He threw punches at the barrier.
Each of his punches contained great power, yet the barrier only shook slightly.
"He can't come inside!"
The Nine Heavens Supremes were overjoyed.
"Fellow cultivators, we shouldn't celebrate too early. Based on my observation, the runes can only hold it off for less than four days," Holy Monk Wangjin said.
He then glanced at Daoist Qianlong and the others, "What do you think?"
Daoist Qianlong, Supreme Wanqing, and the peak Nine Heavens Supremes all agreed in silence.
Qin Nan nodded too. Through his observation with the Immortal Eyes of the Divine God of Battle, the runes could only hold the corpse of the Master of Dao off for less than four days. More precisely, the runes could only last for three days and three hours.
"Wangjin, what's your plan now? Just tell us," Chen Shiyan said.
"Fine! As we all know, we can only leave the Land of the Duo after a month, but I believe we can leave too if someone has fully refined both of the corpses."
"Either of the conditions has yet to be met. There are still more than twenty days until we've spent a month in here."
"If we split up here, is anyone confident that they won't be killed by the corpse of the Master of Dao in the next twenty days? I believe even Cultivator Chen doesn't have the confidence," Holy Monk Wangjin said.
"So you're saying..." Daoist Qianlong frowned.
"Exactly, I believe we should gather here in three days and fight it together."
"In these three days, you may go anywhere as you please to look for fortunate encounters. You can also use the time to recover from your injuries."
"That being said, we should all swear an Immortal Demon Oath and the Oath of the Heavens and Earth first. Us three Supreme Daoism factions will also keep a list of names of everyone here. We will hunt those who didn't show up in three days," Holy Monk Wangjin said.
The people immediately turned restless.
However, as Daoist Qianlong, Supreme Wanqing, and the Saints and Saintesses gave their consents, the people eventually calmed down. Every Nine Heavens Supreme proceeded to swear the oaths.
The disciples of the three Supreme Daoism factions took down everyone's name too.
When everything was sorted, Cao Ling glanced at Xiang Han and said with a smile, "Cultivator Qin Nan, why don't we stay together considering the complicated situation now?"
Xiang Han followed, "Yeah, some shameless people might be up to something."
Zhuang Nan's lips twisted.
"You have my thanks. Let's go deeper together," Qin Nan smiled and brought his fists together.
"Damn it, don't let me find the opportunity to take you all out!" Zhuang Nan cursed before giving orders to his men.
The Nine Heavens Supremes parted ways in smaller groups.
However, everyone was heading in the same direction toward the ninety-nine light rays ahead of them.
A few moments later, Qin Nan and his crew came to a stop.
The Great Dao consisting of ninety-nine light rays had vanished into the clouds ahead with no visible ends.
"Could this be the legendary Trial of Hundred Paths?"
"It's indeed the Trial of Hundred Paths! Rumors say if the people attempting it could find the right way and overcome it, they would be rewarded with great benefits!"
Everyone's face was brimming with excitement.
They all knew the Land of the Duo was being manipulated by a terrifying existence.
And now, the Wuyue Palace had appeared unprecedentedly. They all knew the significance behind it.
"Kid, I've taken the third and the tenth paths before! The third path is extremely dangerous. I suggest you not to take it. The tenth path will lead you to the second floor..."
Master Chihao sounded a little excited too.
The reason why he did not devour anyone until now was because he was also waiting for this moment.
Qin Nan nodded. He was about to discuss with his women when the purple key in his storage bag began to glow.