Chapter 1068: Reappearance of the Blood Face


Su Zimo frowned deeply but his thoughts were getting more and more chaotic.


“I have a question that may be somewhat bold, but why aren’t you dead?”


Su Zimo looked at the red-headed ghost and asked softly in a slightly apologetic manner.


The red-headed ghost caused the destruction of the Great Qian Empire and ma.s.sacred countless living beings while destroying Daming Monastery and Fahua Monastery as well.


Even if he was taking revenge for his beloved son, such a heinous crime was unforgivable. How could he have survived the catastrophe 10,000 years ago?


The strength of the red-headed ghost was indeed terrifying.


With his strength alone, he could annihilate the flouris.h.i.+ng Great Qian Empire overnight and even destroy two super sects!


However, based on the situation back then, the red-headed ghost should have been suppressed!


How could he still be alive under such circ.u.mstances?


Monk Yuan Bei looked at the red-headed ghost.


After this short period of time, the red-headed ghost seemed to have calmed down.


The red-headed ghost had a proud expression as he said slowly, “At that time, none of the experts of the Great Qian Empire, Daming Monastery or Fahua Monastery were my match! Even a Mahayana Patriarch was no match for me!”


Back then, Yan Beichen had mentioned this to Su Zimo.


Yan Beichen had once said that the combat strength of an ancestral dragon was comparable to the emperor of the human race. It was clear that he was not lying!


“After a huge battle, emperors of the human race were finally alerted and the Dharma Emperor of Fahua Monastery rushed over!”


At the mention of the Dharma Emperor, the red-headed ghost retracted the pride in his eyes and said with a solemn expression, “Back then, no one could stop me, not even emperors of the human race!”


“I fought a huge battle with the Dharma Emperor and both of us were severely injured. It was an internecine outcome.”


After a slight pause, he frowned slightly with a cold harrumph. “When I was at my weakest, the Patriarch of the Di Clan appeared and ambushed me while I was severely injured!”


It was easy to imagine how much danger he faced after he was severely injured in the battle against the Dharma Emperor and ambushed by a Mahayana Patriarch thereafter.


It was no wonder why the red-headed ghost hated Chaos Essence Sect and the Di bloodline.


More than a month ago, not only did he severely injure the Di Clan’s Half-Martial Ancestor, he even killed that Conjoint Body Mighty Figure of Chaos Essence Sect!


However, from the perspective of Daming Monastery and Fahua Monastery, the Patriarch of the Di Clan’s actions could be considered as helping them.


That was the reason why Monk Yuan Bei did not stop Di Yin from coming to the Dragon Burial Valley to read the Mystic Dharmic Lotus Sutra more than a hundred years ago.


The red-headed ghost continued, “I fought here consecutively and turned the world upside down. I fought against the Dharma Emperor and was severely injured. Later on, I was severely injured by the Patriarch of the Di Clan and would have died.”


“Everyone who witnessed that thought that I was dead for sure. However, no one expected that the Dharma Emperor would hide the truth from all the cultivators and made a decision for me to survive!”


At the mention of that, the red-headed ghost’s eyes were filled with endless emotions and respect.


Given his haughty nature, it was truly rare to see a hint of respect in his eyes.


The red-headed ghost said, “To be precise, the Dharma Emperor sacrificed himself to let me live!”


Monk Yuan Bei sighed, “The Dharma Emperor was in his later years and did not have much lifespan left. Therefore, he sacrificed himself and released supreme Dharmic powers to save the red-headed ghost and forcefully extend the latter’s life!”


“Why?”


Su Zimo asked instinctively.


The red-headed ghost’s expression dimmed as he lowered his head. “I asked the same question back then. I still remember every single word that the Dharma Emperor replied!”


Su Zimo listened intently.


“Patron Long Ran, you’re not to blame for this catastrophe. You’re also a victim. The reason why I saved you is because I hope that the Dragon race won’t start a war with the cultivation world of the North Region because of this. I hope that this matter will come to an end and that there won’t be any more killing in the North Region.”


Su Zimo was stunned and his eyes were filled with endless shock!


He turned around and looked into the depths of the cemetery at the little mound that the red-headed ghost often guarded.


A wooden board erected by the little mound had the words ‘Dharma Emperor’ written on it.


In Su Zimo’s eyes, the wooden board suddenly appeared so sacred and tall, emitting a Buddha light that could purify the world.


That was the true compa.s.sion of the Buddhist monasteries!


That was the true magnanimity of an emperor of the human race!


Even though the red-headed ghost committed such a heinous crime, as an emperor of the Buddhist monasteries, he still chose to forgive.


He even sacrificed himself to avoid a greater catastrophe!


Monk Yuan Bei said, “Although the Dharma Emperor was in his later years, he had 10,000 years of lifespan remaining. Yet, he said that even if he took the final step forward, he might not have been able to withstand the might of the Heavenly Tribulation. As such, he might as well end his life earlier and save countless lives along with it!”


Even though he was in his later years, he still had a lifespan of 10,000 years!


However, the Dharma Emperor gave up his 10,000 years of lifespan to save the red-headed ghost in exchange for peace in the North Region!


Monk Yuan Bei said, “The Dharma Emperor was right. After the news of the red-headed ghost’s death spread, the Dragon race army arrived and wanted to ma.s.sacre the cultivation world of the North Region. However, they were persuaded to retreat by the red-headed ghost.”


“From then on, the red-headed ghost stayed in the Dragon Burial Valley and accompanied the tombs in the cemetery with chains around his body, repenting sincerely.”


Su Zimo sighed internally.


The Dharma Emperor had not only saved the red-headed ghost’s life, he had also saved his killing intent.


If not for the Dharma Emperor’s choice, the red-headed ghost would have died and the Dragon race army would have descended, clas.h.i.+ng with the entire cultivation world of the North Region to take revenge…


At that time, it would most likely not be a catastrophe for the Great Qian Empire but for the entire North Region!


Su Zimo could deeply sense that there was a powerful mastermind behind all of this!


If not for the Dharma Emperor, the catastrophe of the North Region might even develop into a catastrophe in the entire Tianhuang Mainland. At that time, everything would be irreversible!


Who was the mastermind?


Di Clan’s Patriarch?


If not for the Dharma Emperor, the red-headed ghost would have been killed by the ambush from the Patriarch of the Di Clan – the consequences would have been unimaginable.


However, Su Zimo had a vague feeling that while the Patriarch of the Di Clan may have played an important role in this, he was not the true mastermind that manipulated the entire catastrophe.


Someone else had instigated this entire catastrophe!


After pondering for a long time, Su Zimo suddenly asked, “Master, for the past 10,000 years, countless cultivators have entered the bottom of the Dragon Burial Valley and died. Do you know about it?”


“I did not initially,”


Monk Yuan Bei shook his head.


“Hmm?”


Su Zimo’s heart skipped a beat as he understood the meaning behind Monk Yuan Bei’s words.


Monk Yuan Bei continued, “Ever since that female patron descended to this place more than a hundred years ago, I realized that apart from me and the red-headed ghost, there’s another terrifying existence hidden at the bottom of the Dragon Burial Valley!”


At that point, Su Zimo suddenly felt chills run down his spine!


The female patron Monk Yuan Bei spoke of was obviously Die Yue.


However, who was that terrifying existence other than Monk Yuan Bei and the red-headed ghost?


“That terrifying existence is hidden extremely secretly deep in a pool of blood beneath the Dragon Burial Valley. Even the red-headed ghost and I could not sense it.”


Monk Yuan Bei said, “That female patron was the one who captured him!”


Even after spending 10,000 years at the bottom of the Dragon Burial Valley, Monk Yuan Bei and the red-headed ghost did not know that there was a third person!


“Who was it?”


Su Zimo asked.


“I don’t know. I only saw a blood-colored human face appear above the pool of blood the moment the female patron attacked!” Monk Yuan Bei said.

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