Chapter 3077: The Secret of the Martial Soul Lineage
“Tell us everything you know about the Martial Soul Mountain,” the Anatta Grand Exalt said, directly stating their main intention for visiting the Tower of Radiance.
To one side, the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths looked at the Anatta Grand Exalt, opened his mouth, and faltered.
Only supreme figures that had reached the same heights as Grand Exalts could truly understand just how extraordinary the Martial Soul Mountain was throughout the vast Saints’ World.
Grand Exalts were all supreme figures that had grasped a complete way. They were capable of controlling the order of the world and could resonate with the ways, allowing them to learn the many secrets of the world.
Without any exaggeration, there were not a lot of secrets remaining in the eyes of Grand Exalts when it came to the entire world.
However, the Martial Soul Mountain was the only existence in the Saints’ World that no Grand Exalt could see through. It was also the only mysterious place that prevented the entry of Grand Exalts.
Grand Exalts could set foot on the Martial Soul Mountain with ease, but they were limited to the surface of the mountain. Even exceptional sovereigns like them could not set foot in the true centre.
As a result, in the current six worlds, only the artifact spirit of the Tower of Radiance could potentially know a little bit about the secrets regarding the Martial Soul Mountain. However, the artifact spirit had already dispersed in the past and reviving it would come at too great of a cost. Even if they could revive it, even the Grand Exalts of the past were not completely certain if it could recall the matters of the past.
It was likely that reviving the artifact spirit would be an arduous task that would not pay off.
That was the reason why past Grand Exalts were all disinterested in the Tower of Radiance.
But this time, the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths had only paid a visit to the Tower of Radiance in person because the artifact spirit had awakened again.
However, seeing the Anatta Grand Exalt go to such great lengths, even using up such tremendous amounts of Origins of Ways, he still found it to be a bad deal.
After all, during the final moments earlier, the extremely stubborn artifact spirit had clearly yielded to them already.
The new artifact spirit was extremely cooperative. He told them everything he knew about the Martial Soul Mountain without any hesitation at all.
However, because his knowledge regarding the Martial Soul Mountain had all been inherited from the previous artifact spirit and many of the memories were incomplete, he only knew a very small portion.
Despite it being a very small portion, the Anatta Grand Exalt and the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths had still deepened their knowledge regarding the Martial Soul Mountain.
First, they learned that the Martial Soul Mountain was not known as the Martial Soul Mountain in the past, but the Sacred Mountain. Most importantly, they also learnt that even the past masters of the Tower of Radiance were unable to completely understand the Martial Soul Mountain.
As for the centre of the Martial Soul Mountain, even the past masters of the Tower of Radiance could not just set foot in there.
“Was the method for forging the ultimate weapon stored within the Tower of Radiance brought out from the central grounds of the Martial Soul Mountain?” the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths asked. He understood extremely well just how powerful the ultimate weapon was, so he was extremely curious about its origins.
“From the memory fragments of the past artifact spirit, the master of the Tower of Radiance did indeed take the item out from the Sacred Mountain. Afterwards, he handed it to his cultivation companion, who was the mistress of the previous artifact spirit.”
“In the end, the previous artifact spirit’s mistress stored away the item in the Tower of Radiance. Then it was hidden away in extremely powerful formations,” said the artifact spirit.
“The master of the Tower of Radiance and his cultivation companion are actually both figures akin to the heavenly ways. A couple of Grand Exalts. Impressive, impressive.” Yhe Grand Exalt of Ancient Maths sighed in amazement.
The light in the eyes of the artifact spirit flickered, and he became slightly fearful. “According to the memories of the previous artifact spirit, not only were his master and mistress Grand Exalts, but they were also the strongest Grand Exalts in the world.”
“In particular, his master was known to be invincible throughout the six worlds.”
“Invincible throughout the six worlds? Even more powerful than the warring gods of the God clan?” the Anatta Grand Exalt asked.
“I don’t have any memories regarding that, but I have learnt from the fragments that the master of the Tower of Radiance once conquered the stars with the eternal empire he founded. He was unstoppable…”
“Then do you know how the Martial Soul lineage can enter the central grounds of the Martial Soul Mountain?” the Anatta Grand Exalt asked.
This time, the artifact spirit fell silent for a moment. He sank into his thoughts as if he was searching for memories related to this area.
Only after an entire minute did the artifact spirit say, “I don’t know the exact method of entry, but according to the bit of information in my incomplete memories, entering the central grounds of the Sacred Mountain seems to require the combined efforts of the master of the Tower of Radiance and the other members of the imperial clan.”
“The imperial clan back then corresponds to the Martial Soul lineage now!”
“How powerful were the members of the imperial clan back then?” The Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths’ eyes shone.
“Including the master of the Tower of Radiance, the imperial clan had a total of eight people. Among them, the master of the Tower of Radiance was the most powerful, known to be the most powerful Saint throughout the six worlds. The seven other members were all supreme experts only second to Saints.”
“Eight members of the Martial Soul lineage, where the strongest are all Grand Exalts and the seven others are all supreme experts second only to Grand Exalt, which should correspond to the Ninth Heavenly Layer of Grand Prime,” the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths murmured to himself, except his brows became firmly furrowed. “In other words, during the era of the Tower of Radiance’s master, the Martial Soul lineage did not face the restriction of being able to reach Grand Prime.”
“What is the exact reason that prevents the Martial Soul lineage from overcoming this limit?”
The Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths sank into deep thought. He had once investigated the matter of the Martial Soul lineage being unable to break through closely, but he did not come up with any method of resolving it in the end.
The only method he knew had to do with a legend that had always been circulated through the Martial Soul lineage.
Once nine successors of the Martial Soul lineage appeared, then the Martial Soul lineage would face an unprecedented age of prosperity.
However, the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths knew nothing more than that. This limit might have been connected to the Martial Soul Mountain, except the mountain itself was something that Grand Exalts were unable to see through.
“What else do you know about the central grounds of the Sacred Mountain?” the Grand Exalt of the Ancient Paths continued to ask.
The artifact spirit shook his head, expressing his ignorance.
Afterwards, the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths and the Anatta Grand Exalt continued to ask many questions regarding the Martial Soul Mountain, except the memories that the current artifact spirit possessed were only incomplete fragments, so they only learnt a limited amount of information.
However, their visit to the Tower of Radiance this time had deepened the mysteries surrounding the Martial Soul lineage. They also gained a further understanding regarding the Martial Soul mountain.
“Senior, m-may I ask if you will be taking me away from here?” In the end, the artifact spirit asked this question carefully.
The Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths chuckled in response. “The Tower of Radiance has always been an item passed down through the Radiant Saint Hall. It is also a symbol of their spirit, so how can we do something like taking it away by force?”
“Moreover, this tower is not suited for us to use.”
The artifact spirit immediately eased up with that.
“Oh right, I’m very curious about something. Just who was your past master? They were actually so exceptional, bold enough to try and replace the artifact spirit of a peak god artifact,” the Grand Exalt of Ancient Paths asked. This place had been rinsed by the Origin of Ways, and even the artifact spirit itself had been baptised by the Origin of Ways. It had erased and destroyed all traces, such that even Grand Exalts were unable to find any clues.
“Ancient Paths, let’s go. The matters regarding the Tower of Radiance have nothing to do with us. What you need to do right now is recover to your peak condition as quickly as possible and then forge that item!” The Anatta Grand Exalt’s voice rang out at this convenient moment. With that, they vanished from there completely.