Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-488
“Pillars of Heaven Mountains…? It’s the tallest mountain in Xuan Xuan
Continent, right? It’s located on the southern-most point of the
continent. And, it’s said to be an extremely huge mountain. People say
that it rises towards the heavens for thousands of kilometers, and shoots
straight into the sky. It’s also said to be very wide. It ranges across
from one side of the continent to the other. Legends say that it reaches
till the end of the sky! No man or animal can fly over it; even eagles
are no exception to this. It has no signs of human inhabitation, and it’s
said that no one can conquer it. The Pillar of Heaven Mountain reaches to
the gods. Even the deities and devils can’t climb it!”
Jun Mo Xie knew about this mountain range. In fact, he was quite
interested in it. [How would this mountain range fare against the Kunlun
Mountains on Earth? Moreover, these Pillars of Heaven Mountains are
supposed to be taller than the tallest ranges back on Earth. Plus, their
highest point is so astounding that it is even higher than Mount Everest.
Also, they stretch across an entire continent. They ought to be a wonder
Therefore, the Young Master Jun had planned to scale it and take a look
“Yes, these mountains had suddenly started to crumble for some reason at
that time. Flames had risen to many kilometers in height. Massive stones
had been sent flying to dozens of kilometers. And, the millions of people
who lived near these mountains were turned into corpses. Even Spirit Xuan
Experts weren’t able to escape alive. The entire land had shook. A
strange and hot liquid had rushed out from the land underneath. This
liquid was so hot that it could even melt gold. That incident was a
calamity which had affected the entire human world. And, the death-toll
of the Xuan Xuan continent had surpassed tens of millions after that
cataclysm. Even the peaks around ‘Supporting the Heavens’ Mountain had
suddenly crumbled by more than half in height…
“No one was capable of scaling those mountains before this incident. Even
birds couldn’t fly over. However, they had seemingly been cut down.
People still couldn’t go over it even though the size of these mountains
had been reduced very significantly. After all, these mountains were
still many kilometers tall. But, people soon discovered something
startling because of this… the Xuan Xuan Continent didn’t end at the
‘Supporting the Heavens’ Mountain! There was another world beyond these
Mei Xue Yan’s voice had become heavy. And, Jun Mo Xie had guessed that
the calamity at the mountains must’ve been caused by a massive earthquake
and volcanic eruption.
“However, two grotesquely-shaped things suddenly crossed over to this
side after the peaks crumbled. Or it should be said that they were
grotesque-looking men,” Mei Xue Yan continued to speak, “Then, these two
grotesque-looking men had a fierce battle with the people on this side of
the mountains. In fact, it got so bad that the Great Masters of that era
were forced to join hands in order to kill them. But, that area was soon
crawling with many more of those men…
“Even the Great Masters of that era couldn’t face so many of those
strange men. But, those strange men possessed great strength, and they
could’ve caused unspeakable destruction if they were able to invade the
rest of the continent. Therefore, all the Xuan experts of the continent
were concentrated to the north of the ‘Supporting the Heavens’ Mountain.
These people then tried to stop those men with everything they had. That
was termed as the first ‘Battle for Seizing the Heavens’!”
Mei Xue Yan sighed deeply.
“The entire continent had stood together like an impenetrable wall. And,
they had succeeded forcing those strange beings to retreat. But, everyone
gradually understood one point from this battle… It was a wasteful
sacrifice to send anyone weaker than a Great Masters to deal with those
men. In fact, even the experts at level-four Spirit Xuan peak couldn’t
hurt those grotesque beings despite using the full extent of their
strength. Therefore, these battles came to be fought between the
strongest Xuan warriors of both sides. And, those who were weaker than
Great Masters were told to disband and return. After all, there was no
need for pointless sacrifice.
“Four of greatest forces were formed inside the continent at that time.
The purpose of these forces was to deal with those invading forces in an
effective manner. These forces comprised the Elusive World of Immortals,
Great Golden City, and the Boundless Ocean of Blood. Even the strongest
Beast Kings fought in that battle because this war would decide the fate
of the entire Xuan Xuan Continent. Moreover, our force was entirely
self-contained. Tian Fa Forest’s strength was the mightiest amongst those
four at that time. In fact, it could be said that Tian Fa’s strength was
greatest in the entire universe!
“The three great lands… the Three Holy Lands started to screen the
human Xuan experts. And, people could go into the Three Holy Lands if
their Xuan strength reached the realm of the Great Masters. They would
then wait for the next ‘Battle for Seizing the Heavens’. These people
would undergo rigorous Xuan training during this time. In fact, they
wouldn’t even be allowed to go out. That’s because any slack could result
in a catastrophic defeat in the ‘Battle for Seizing the Heavens’. And, a
defeat in that battle would result in the greatest of calamities for all
humanity. Therefore, the Three Holy Lands became like concentration camps
for the continent’s greatest strength. And, only the genuinely powerful
would get the chance to enter the Three Holy Lands.
“Our Tian Fa Forest’s force is naturally composed of Xuan Beasts. Humans
would never join hands with us. So, the Three Holy Lands started to
become increasingly prosperous as time passed. However, the Tian Fa
Forest got stuck with its limitations, and remained the same as before.
Consequently, Tian Fa started to decline even though it was once the
“Each one of the Three Holy Lands selected extremely harsh environments
in order to check the invasion more effective. But, those environments
resulted in great benefits when it came to the matter of strength
advancement. Hence, the Three Holy Lands gradually faded away from the
sight of the society at large as time went on. They would occasionally
come out to search for Great Master level experts who would be willing to
join their ranks. But, these three lands maintained no other kind of
presence in the society. Thousands of years came to pass, and they were
gradually forgotten by the society. But, the Battle for Seizing the
Heavens never came to a stop!
“This is the origin story of the ‘Fierce Trinity’,” Venerable Mei was
leisurely gazing into the horizon.
“So, that’s what it is about.” Jun Mo Xie’s reply had sounded a bit
vague. In fact, it had seemed as if he had accepted this without
thinking. However, his heart was brimming with admiration. [There are
people who’re protecting this continent in secret. They’re fighting there
in silence. They’re making sacrifices in silence… these places are
worthy of being called ‘Holy Lands’ because of this one point alone!]
“Therefore, I was somewhat flabbergasted when I saw that someone with a
Xuan strength as powerful as your master’s was moving around so freely
and unfettered,” Mei Xue Yan slowly shifted her gaze and looked at Jun Mo
“Ah, that’s probably because us master-and-disciple live a simple life,
and don’t relate ourselves with troubles of the society. So, we don’t
reveal ourselves in the public very easily,” Jun Mo Xie laughed out.
“That’s possible I guess. However, the Fierce Trinity has been fighting
openly over the past millennia. And, they seem to have forgotten their
original aim and significance! It can be presumed that there are many
powerful and disillusioned individuals over there these days. And, the
Three Holy Lands aren’t “Holy” lands anymore,” Mei Xue Yan sighed for a
while. Then, she continued to speak.
“You see… fighting and keeping surveillance everyday was an extremely
exhausting task. Therefore, the trinity eventually decided to put forth
the proposal of pre-decided decisive battles instead. After all, that
meant that they could come over to the mainland from time-to-time, and
live the life a world-renowned individual could lead. Besides, the
weather in the Supporting the Heavens Mountains is extremely cold and no
individual can lead a comfortable life over there. Therefore, they
decided to summon those freaks with the intention of proposing their idea
of decisive battles. Those freaks came over to discuss. But, those freaks
obviously wanted to damage the trinity’s interests. After all, they were
filthy, disgusting, mean, and utterly disrespectful. So, they neither
agreed, nor disagreed to this proposal.
“However, the decisive battles started taking place at regular intervals
of ten years thereafter. In fact, it had become a custom. But then, they
felt that ten years was too short a time period. After all, they couldn’t
recuperate in that amount of time. So, they changed the time-gap to a
hundred years. But, the strength of the Three Holy Lands had increased
very considerably in the time span of the first hundred years. So, they
destroyed the enemy’s forces in the decisive battle that followed. The
strength of those outsiders had been damaged very badly in that war. So,
they didn’t invade again after the next hundred years’ time span passed.
In fact, they often didn’t arrive until two-hundred years had passed.
However, they’d recover and become stronger in that time frame. But, they
were always stopped and pushed back by the power of the Three Holy Lands
no matter how fierce they’d become. Thus, the time frame between two
successive wars continued to increase. And, it’s already been
five-hundred years since the last attack.”
Mei Xue Yan sighed, “The time frame between two successive wars has
continued to increase. And, it has now reached to five-hundred years from
the original ten. Increasing this ceasefire period bring only advantages
to those outsiders. After all, their main objective is to get out of the
harsh conditions they live in. So, they continue to work hard for the
sake of their prosperity. But, five-hundred years is an extremely long
period of time for those of on this side of the mountains. In fact,
generations can change in such a long time. Consequently, we’ve already
forgotten the terror and aftermaths of those wars. The Fierce Trinity
still exists. But, they haven’t been able to remain the Three ‘Holy’
Lands in the true sense. Moreover, I don’t know when it happened… but
it seems that their people have secretly entered the common society and
have started to pull the strings of Imperial Powers from the dark…
“Their transformation has gone from bad to worse. In fact, the Three Holy
Lands have secretly begun to contend for power over the last hundred
years. This state of affairs has become rather lamentable. I still don’t
understand this. After all, the Three Holy Lands are now beyond anyone’s
reach. So, why would an entity of their status try meddle in worldly
matters?” Mei Xue Yan spoke in a somewhat melancholic tone.
“And, what’s more tragic is that the Three Holy Lands have started to
fight over internal rankings now! They wish to see who is ranked above
whom! Hah! I don’t even know how much strength they’ve squandered over
this strife! It’s a pity… And, the time for the decisive battle must be
within these few years! However, things don’t look too good for the first
time in over nine-thousand years… I’m very worried about this…” Mei
Xue Yan’s beautiful eyes were filled with sadness.
“I’m a Xuan Beast; not a human. But, I still feel myself a part of this
Xuan Xuan Continent. Successive generations of Tian Fa have died fighting
in these decisive battles over the last nine-thousand years. We’ve lost a
huge number of our brave warriors while the Three Holy Lands have been
fighting for supremacy. In fact, these battles have become the mission of
our existence. And, we’ve already lost a lot of blood in these Battle for
Seizing the Heavens. It’s true that I’ve always looked down upon your
meagre humanity that inhabits this huge continent. But, we will still
guard it. We don’t do it for you filthy humans that live in this
continent. We do it because it’s our duty to guard this land. After all,
the Tian Fa Forest is our responsibility, and we can’t run away from it!
Therefore, the flourishing reputation of Tian Fa can’t be lost from my
hands since I carry the name of ‘Mei’!
“So, we need to increase our strength this time. It’s important that we
pull all the stops, and make Tian Fa more powerful as fast as possible.
After all, we’ll have to take the task of pushing those invaders back in
case they break past the humans of the Trinity. Things may turn for the
worst. But, we’ll at least be able to take them down with us!
“Therefore, we must participate in the Battle for Seizing the Heavens.
However, we must be ranked at par with the Three Holy Lands in order to
participate in that battle. Otherwise, they’ll rescind our qualifications
to fight in the decisive battle!”
Jun Mo Xie couldn’t help but feel deep veneration when he heard that.
He had said that he wasn’t a good man or a noble person. In fact, he had
even disdained those so-called chivalrous heroes. But, he had always
admired the true heroes in his heart!
General Yue Fei from the history of his previous world had been one such
Similarly, he had come to admire General Jun Wu Hui in this life!
Mei Xue Yan was only a Xuan Beast in human form. But, her persistence and
open-minded nature was enough to make all humans feel ashamed.