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It was fine if Boundless Mountain and Boundless Chapter only had similar names. Most critically, the name of Old Snake was the same as well. In addition, the map pointed here so it was quite impossible to chalk it up as a coincidence.
Could the person Huan Chenxue wanted him to seek out be that Old Snake?
The sect's territory had been snatched and the disciples disbanded. The Myriad God Ridge had annexed Old Snake's sect and Old Snake had even entered it to do miscellaneous chores. That was way too ridiculous.
"How about it? I've told you everything I can tell. Speaking of which, what relation do you have to Old Snake?"
The girl's eyes moved about nimbly as she probed Yi Yun with a question while watching his expression as though she was attempting to figure out if Yi Yun was lying.
"A friend of mine told me to find Old Snake," Yi Yun answered honestly. He did not have any reason to conceal it.
As the girl meticulously ascertained the matter, she believed that Yi Yun had told the truth. She finally heaved a sigh of relief. "You gave me a fright. So we are all one big family. I'm from the Boundless Chapter. Speaking of which, I'm Old Snake's final disciple! Haha, we are family. Family!"
As she spoke, she smacked Yi Yun on the shoulder obstreperously. However, when she finished smacking, she noticed that Yi Yun's expression was unkind. Her smile froze on her face as she awkwardly rubbed her hands together. "About that, can you first let me go…"
Yi Yun put the girl down and asked casually, "Are you really Old Snake's disciple?"
"Yes… Yes. Didn't you notice that I rear snakes…"
Upon hearing the girl's reply, Yi Yun felt like numerous mud-hoofed horses were running through his mind. "That Old Snake also rears snakes?"
"Well… not really." The girl shrugged. "However, the things he used are adorned with snake patterns. For example, the double-handed sword he uses is engraved with two coiled snakes."
Yi Yun sighed helplessly as he sized up the girl. Although she had employed some fascinating techniques, compared to Yi Yun’s impression of a genius from a large clan, she was greatly inferior. Was Old Snake's final disciple only at this level?
Furthermore, when he first met her, she appeared rather heretic. But after being defeated by him, she lost all her backbone. She even appeared to be a little simple-minded. She probably acted fiercer when committing a robbery and returned to her true form when she realized she was not his match.
"Why didn't you go to Myriad God Ridge? Is it because you failed to pass the entrance test?" asked Yi Yun.
The girl stared at him. "How could I not pass that test? If I were to go to Myriad God Ridge, I'd at least be a core disciple. I just have no intention of going. I was born here and grew up here. Why would I go to the Myriad God Ridge?"
"So you began robbing people?" Yi Yun scoffed.
The girl's face turned red as she said, "I still need cultivation resources, don’t I… I just never knew that you were that powerful. I really overestimated myself."
The girl hurriedly placed Yi Yun on a pedestal, hoping that he would release her as soon as possible.
"In that case, bring me to Myriad God Ridge."
Although Old Snake sounded like an oddity, Yi Yun believed in Huan Chenxue. Since he was someone recommended by Huan Chenxue, he had to meet him no matter what.
"Ah?" The girl's expression turned bitter. However, being inferior to him, she could only nod. "Alright then. But, Myriad God Ridge is very far. You'll have to fly for half a year. If you want to get there faster, you need to use a teleportation array. The teleportation fee isn't cheap either…"
As the girl spoke, she stuck her tongue out. She had lived for the past few years through robbery. She was not very wealthy.
"It's fine. I'll pay it. What's your name?"
"I… I'm an orphan and without a name. When Master found me, I was amid snakes. Master said his name was Old Snake and that fate had brought us together. So he brought me up. You can call me Snake Girl. That's what Master calls me."
"Snake Girl…" Yi Yun nodded. He never expected the girl to have such a tragic background. "By the way, do you know of a person named Bai Yueyin?"
"Bai Yueyin?" Snake Girl came to a pause. "Are you talking about… The White Lunar Goddess Empress of the Seven Desolates?"
"Oh? Goddess Empress? It appears she's rather famous. Tell me any stories you know about her."
"She's far more than famous!" Snake Girl looked at Yi Yun oddly. Her gaze looked like she had seen a wild man from the mountains. "The Seven Desolates are formed by seven ancient continents. Each continent has an area that even the Calm Sea cannot be compared with. Furthermore, there are all kinds of experts there! Tens of millions of years ago, there was chaos in the Seven Desolates. In a struggle for the Seven Desolates, seven powerful sects engaged in a mighty world war. The war continued for a thousand years intermittently. Blood flowed like rivers and countless numbers of warriors and mortals died or were injured!"
"Finally, the White Lunar Goddess Empress appeared and, with her transcendent strength and personal charm, she gathered a bunch of experts and defeated the seven mighty sects successively. In the Seven Desolates, she established a divine empire that ruled over all—White Lunar Divine Empire."
"No one expected that outcome. The war between the seven mighty sects ended with a newly risen faction. Having won the Seven Desolates, the White Lunar Divine Empire ruled the Seven Desolates and inspired awe throughout the Sinkhole. For tens of millions of years, there were no more revolts. The White Lunar Goddess Empress is too strong and no one can beat her."
"Compared to the White Lunar Divine Empire, the Myriad God Ridge is very tiny. It can only have a commanding presence here in the Calm Sea." Snake Girl fell dispirited when she came to that. She seemed reluctant on leaving her personal fief but also yearned to live a grand and spectacular life like the White Lunar Goddess Empress.
White Lunar Goddess Empress… Seven Desolates Divine Empire…
Yi Yun felt mixed emotions upon hearing all of that. It had been tens of millions of years. Who would remember the Great Qian dynasty of the Central State Divine Territory of yesteryear? Ignoring the Sinkhole, even people from the Central State Divine Territory might not remember that a grand empire that inspired awe everywhere once existed on that piece of land.
Furthermore, even at the Great Qian Empire's peak, it paled in comparison to the Seven Desolates Divine Empire.
Years ago, Azure Yang Lord was young and spirited. He had boundless enthusiasm, hoping to establish a foundation that lasted for billions of years with outstanding deeds but, eventually, Bai Yueyin's strike burst his hopes like bubbles.
Now, Bai Yueyin had established her own White Lunar Divine Empire, writing a glorious history.
As for the Azure Yang Lord of yesteryear, there were no legends of him. He was reduced to the embers of history.
Thinking back on such a history left one sighing endlessly.
"I say, why are you asking about the White Lunar Goddess Empress? Also… it's best you do not mention the White Lunar Goddess Empress's name. This is the Calm Sea so it should be fine. But in the Seven Desolates, you might be executed for the crime of defiance."
Snake Girl blinked as she saw Yi Yun's wistful look after hearing of Bai Yueyin's history. Why did this fellow appear in such a deranged state? What sort of person was the White Lunar Goddess Empress? How could she have any relationship with a punk like him?
"Never mind." Yi Yun shook his head. "Let's go. Onwards to Myriad God Ridge."
Yi Yun did not want to be too ostentatious, as he had just arrived in the Sinkhole. He did not use special items like the God Advent Tower. All he chose was a superior-grade spirit boat.
Once the spirit boat was taken out of his interspatial ring, it grew in length upon contact with the wind. Soon, it expanded to a hundred feet.
"Come on up!" said Yi Yun.
Snake Girl blinked her eyes. She coveted the spirit boat she saw. Yi Yun was indeed rich. That was something she was right about.