Chapter 3480: The Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets (1)
Chapter 3480: The Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets (1)
Jian Chen’s gaze towards the Observance Heaven city gradually changed as he listened to the detailed introduction from the sword spirits.
This was the first time he had ever seen a city as special and powerful as this.
This was no city at all. It was clearly an extremely powerful fortress!
Contending against this city was virtually equivalent to contending against the entire Reverent Observance Heaven. Across both the Saints’ World and Immortals’ World, just who stood a chance against the Observance Heaven city apart from Grand Exalts?
That was because beneath Grand Exalts, even if a Ninth Heavenly Layer Immortal Exalt wielded a sovereign god artifact, it was impossible for them to destroy another sovereign god artifact!
Sovereign god artifacts could only be destroyed by sovereigns!
“The Reverent Observance Heaven has the Observance Heaven city. Doesn’t that mean the status of the Observance Heaven city is only second to the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens during its peak on the Reverent Observance Heaven?”
“That is indeed the case, but the Observance Heaven city is relatively special. It can be regarded as an organisation, but it can’t be regarded as one at the same time. After all, true peak organisations can make use of their powers in their own territories and can also expand to other heavens. They can fight in all corners of the world.”
“However, the Observance Heaven city is just a city, a city that’s merged with the Reverent Observance Heaven, deeply rooted here. The range of its powers are limited to the Observance Heaven city. Beyond the Observance Heaven city, its influence falls short of those peak organisations.”
“On top of that, the city lord, the vice city lord, the caretakers of various levels, and the city guards are not permanent. They all change every ten thousand years. Immortals from all the heavens come to take part in the tests and compete for the positions,” said the sword spirits.
“Is the person in charge of the tests the artifact spirit of the Observance Heaven city?” Jian Chen asked in thought.
“That’s right. It is indeed the artifact spirit of the Observance Heaven city. However, it’s no longer complete and can only be regarded as an incomplete artifact spirit. It lacks the ability of individual thought. It only follows the rules that its master set down in the past. It’s very mechanical and dull, unlike us who are capable of proper thought,” said Qing Suo.
Jian Chen carefully observed the Observance Heaven city; it was far too large. Its area was equivalent to the entire southern region of the Cloud Plane. That was a fourth of a major plane in the Saints’ World.
This could no longer be regarded as a city. Perhaps calling it an empire was a little more appropriate.
Before he knew it, Jian Chen had already arrived at the city gates. Given the size of the Observance Heaven city, there was obviously more than one city gate. The four walls each had several dozen city gates of various sizes scattered around.
Every city gate was stationed with guards dressed in armour.
Even the weakest of these city guards were Daluo Golden Immortals. They were unlike regular Daluo Golden Immortals too. Instead, they possessed some talent. Their battle prowess could be considered as outstanding among their peers.
A bronze mirror hung above the city gate. It was only the size of a palm, completely merged with the city wall. It radiated with a tremendous presence.
When Jian Chen arrived there, a beam of light immediately shot out from the bronze mirror, enveloping him.
Jian Chen did not sense any anomalies, but the Daluo Golden Immortal guards stationed there suddenly discovered some information. They stared at Jian Chen slightly differently. One of them immediately cupped his fist towards Jian Chen respectfully. “Senior, you’re a Third Heavenly Layer Immortal Monarch. According to the rules, you need to pay one one-coloured immortal crystal for each day you stay in the Observance Heaven city!”
Jian Chen casually tossed out a three-coloured immortal crystal. After robbing the organisations on the Grand Sovereign Heaven of their resources, he had accumulated quite a few coloured immortal crystals.
The guard accepted the immortal crystal and immediately passed a jade tablet over to Jian Chen. “This is the right of occupancy for a hundred days in the Observance Heaven city. Please accept it, senior.” A three-coloured immortal crystal was equivalent to ten two-coloured immortal crystals or a hundred one-coloured immortal crystals.
But at this moment, the bronze mirror above the city gate produced another streak of light that enveloped Jian Chen.
Unlike last time, Jian Chen immediately felt like he had been completely seen through when the second streak of light shone on him.
It was as if neither the mask from the Illusionary Daemon race nor the Divine Armour of Heavenflight had any effects before the light.
“Truly a sovereign god artifact!” Jian Chen was secretly alarmed.
At the same time, the city guards all shuddered inside. Their gazes towards Jian Chen changed in an overwhelming manner. Apart from respect, there was some shock and reverence.
Immortal Emperors were peak experts that they rarely ever encountered even over the span of ten thousand years. After all, they were only Daluo Golden Immortals.
The city lord of the Observance Heaven city was even stronger, a Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Exalt at the very least, but how could the likes of them meet someone like that?
Moreover, the city lord of the Observance Heaven city rarely showed himself in public. At the same time, he had a very easy time in the Observance Heaven city as well. There was basically nothing he needed to personally decide on as the city lord. As a result, many city lords never showed themselves during the ten thousand years they were in charge. They remained in a secret place, cultivating away.
The soldier who seemed like their leader gulped and said, “A Sixth Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor and a Ninth Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor. Seniors, according to the rules of the Observance Heaven city, those beneath the Fifth Heavenly Layer of Immortal Monarch must pay a one-coloured divine crystal each day. Those above the Fifth Heavenly Layer of Immortal Monarch must pay a two-coloured divine crystal each day. Those below the Fifth Heavenly Layer of Immortal Emperor must pay a three-coloured divine crystal each day. Those above the Fifth Heavenly Layer of Immortal Emperor must pay a four-coloured divine crystal each day.”
“As for Immortal Exalts, they must pay a five-coloured immortal crystal each day.”
“Seniors, you are both above the Fifth Heavenly Layer of Immortal Emperor, so you must pay two four-coloured immortal crystals each day.”
Jian Chen frowned in response to that. The Immortal Devouring Orchid and he had to pay two four-coloured immortal crystals for simply staying in the Observance Heaven city for a day. That fee was more than just expensive.
“Master, give it to him. This rule of the Observance Heaven city has never changed throughout history. Even Ninth Heavenly Layer Immortal Exalts have to pay up five-coloured immortal crystals if they want to enter. If they don’t follow the rules, the only thing they can do is fight the Observance Heaven city,” Zi Ying said sternly.
Jian Chen could not help but gasp when he heard that. Ninth Heavenly Layer Immortal Exalts were equivalent to Ninth Heavenly Layer Grand Primes in the Saints’ World. Just how great was their status? Yet even figures like them had to pay a fee to enter. That was truly unbelievable.
Without saying anything more, Jian Chen directly tossed out several hundred coloured divine crystals of various colours. That was the fees he and the Immortal Devouring Orchid were paying.
As for the artifact spirits on him, they obviously did not count.
As soon as he set foot in the Observance Heaven city, Jian Chen immediately felt the entire world around him change. The interior and exterior were only separated by a wall, yet they felt like two different worlds. Not only was the spiritual Qi in the Observance Heaven city a hundred times denser, but most importantly, comprehending the laws in the city took far less effort.
The laws in the city were far more obvious compared to outside.
“After merging with the Reverent Observance Heaven, the Observance Heaven city has already become a holy land of cultivation. Many clans and organisations pay tremendous amounts of resources across the thirty-three heavens to send their disciples and descendants into this city to cultivate because comprehending the laws or breaking through is easier here for immortals beneath Immortal Monarch.”
“As a result, the Observance Heaven city has already become a blessed land for raising descendants. However, after reaching Immortal Monarch, the effects of the city begin to weaken. The higher the cultivation, the weaker the effects.”
“There are many immortals beneath Immortal Monarch in the Observance Heaven city, but there are very few above Immortal Monarch because the fees are extremely expensive. At the same time, their secluded cultivations can last several thousands or tens of thousand years at a time. There are not a lot of Immortal Monarchs or Immortal Emperors who can afford to pay that much.”
“Basically all the Immortal Monarchs or Immortal Emperors who can remain in the Observance Heaven city long-term belong to one of two categories. They are either part of the management, or they are disciples of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets.”
“The Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets is the only sect that has stood in the Observance Heaven city for countless years. As a result, all of their disciples do not have to pay any fees when entering the city. Master, the reason why we told you to come here is because you can learn the most accurate information about the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens through the Pavilion of Heavenly Sects in the shortest amount of time possible.”