Supreme Emperor of Swords - Chapter 1120
Chapter 1120 Book of Life and Death
The changes in the Hell Path were all within Ding Hao’s expectations.
Now half of the Ten Great Yama Kings had been designated, and it would not take long for the remaining five to be in place. Under the premise of no other changes, in less than one or two years, Ding Hao could completely turn the Hell Path into the way it was in those legends in his previous life.
After the Four Great Yama Kings got the Ghost Servant Lists, they left to perform their new duties.
King Qinguang stayed by Ding Hao’s side.
Ding Hao thought for a moment and took out the Ghost Servant List that originally belonged to King Qinguang. He wiped the title with his fingers and erased the three words “Ghost Servant List” on the front page. Then, he used his finger as a pen and wrote some words on it, “Book of Life and Death”.
As soon as these words were written, golden light instantly illuminated the heavens and earth.
The entire Hell Path was submerged in the boundless gold light.
At this moment, everyone was so dazzled that they couldn’t open their eyes. The heaven and earth resonated with the booklet, and the wind and clouds surged in the surroundings. Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled. This was much louder than when Ding Hao had conferred the titles of the Four Great Yama Kings and created the Ghost Servant List. It was just like the legendary scene of the birth of the Immortal Artifact.
Ding Hao’s face also showed a trace of shock.
It wasn’t because of this strange phenomenon between heaven and earth.
It was because the moment the words “Book of Life and Death” were written, an incredible force between heaven and earth suddenly poured into his body wildly. It was like a warm current and a kind of mysterious strength, flowing through his limbs and bones in an instant, making him feel indescribably comfortable.
“This…seems to be…the Virtue Energy?”
Ding Hao was quite surprised.
From his previous experience, he had learned that Virtue Energy was only relative to ghosts. Although there was a saying in his previous life on Earth that people had to accumulate merits when they were alive, no one had ever heard of it having any effect on living people. Generally speaking, when people were alive, they accumulated merits, and after death, their merits could dissolve karma, which could spare them from the pain of hell and they got to break free.
But like now, Ding Hao clearly felt that the Virtue Energy was surging in his body, nourishing and strengthening him. It was a mysterious and incredible feeling, comparable to how he felt when he comprehended the mystery of the Yin and Yang Pisces Diagram, and his strength increased sharply.
“Could it be that creating the Book of Life and Death is a great merit?”
Ding Hao seemed to have vaguely understood something.
However, he was not sure why he had the ability to dominate this world. From the beginning to the end, he just used his brain and came up with some ideas to construct certain things. Could this be regarded as a great merit?
On the other side, King Qinguang finally revealed a shocked expression.
Although he had witnessed Ding Hao’s almost omnipotent magical power many times, at this time, the strange phenomenon in Hell Path was beyond the ability of an ordinary dominator. It gave people the feeling that this world was created by Ding Hao and was under his control at will.
The strange phenomenon between heaven and earth of the Hell Path lasted for a full hour before it slowly dissipated.
The Book of Life and Death in Ding Hao’s hand finally collected all the light and turned into a thin book. It didn’t look special. Compared with the previous Ghost Servant List, it was just a little more exquisite.
The Book of Life and Death would determine one’s life and death.
According to the legends in Ding Hao’s previous life, the Book of Life and Death recorded the lifespan of all living creatures in the world. Yama could determine a person’s lifespan with a single writing. It was simply a Divine Artifact that could kill without spilling blood. All living creatures in the world, whether they were overlords of a region or poor beggars, ambitious men who dominated the world, or wise men who had planned everything perfectly, would eventually die.
Ding Hao gently opened the Book of Life and Death.
Under the light blue title page, there were only six thin pages in the book, and every page of these six pages was blank without any names on it. After thinking for a while, Ding Hao realized that these six pages probably represented the six major kinds of creatures. “As for the reason why there are no names of any living creatures on them…
“Do I need to record them over again?”
Now, the six paths in this world had collapsed, and all living creatures were not in the Book of Life and Death. It seemed that they had broken free from their fortunes, but in fact, after they died, their souls had nothing to rely on, and they could not have a good ending. Their reincarnation had been closed, which caused the energy in this world to be unbalanced.
The appearance of sudden illumination made Ding Hao incredibly think a lot of things through.
He raised his hand, and the Book of Life and Death flew into King Qinguang’s hand.
Although the new Four Great Yama Kings had been designated, in the current Hell Path, the person Ding Hao trusted the most was still this founding member who had made the earliest contribution.
“This…” King Qinguang’s voice was trembling.
The strange phenomenon between heaven and earth just now made him understand how incredible this small booklet was. He didn’t expect that his master would give it to him. This heavy trust once again caused sensations in his heart, which had been dead for countless years.
“The Book of Life and Death can be said to be the No.1 Divine Artifact in hell. You have to control it carefully. As for its specific power and functions, you will know after refining it.” Ding Hao reminded him.
King Qinguang respectfully accepted it.
He read a little bit of the information within, and the shock on his face became even more obvious. He opened his mouth wide and couldn’t believe that he was in charge of the life and death of all creatures in the world. This was just too shocking.
“From today on, you will appoint 10,000 ghost servants. Starting from the Hell Path, you will record the names of all the creatures who have passed through the Karma Mirror in the River of Forgetfulness. In the future, when Reincarnation opens again and transmigration is feasible, you can determine their life and death.” Ding Hao said with a serious look, “This is related to the order of Reincarnation, so you can’t be careless.”
King Qinguang said with a solemn face, “I will definitely not fail my mission.”
Ding Hao nodded and said, “You are the first of the Ten Great Yama Kings. When I am not in the Hell Path, you will take charge on my behalf.” Speaking of this, Ding Hao paused and refined another lightning rope. He injected the power of the rules of the Hell Path into it and gave it to King Qinguang. He said, “This is called the Ghost Immortal Lock. It can bind all the ghosts in the Hell Path, including the other four Yama Kings. If anyone dares to challenge your majesty, you can directly bind him. You can dispose of anyone below the Yama King level at will. As for the Yama Kings, I’ll handle them when I come back.”
“As you command, Master.” King Qinguang bowed to express his gratitude.
When Ding Hao opened his eyes again, everything had returned to normal.
He was back in the real world.
The morning sun and smoke rose on the edge of the Sword-hidden Peak. As the breeze blew, petals fell on Ding Hao, emitting a faint fragrance that made him feel refreshed.
It had only been half an hour.
Fortunately, what he needed to do next didn’t get delayed.
Ding Hao slowly got up and suddenly felt that the mysterious strength in his body became much purer. His cultivation had reached the dual meridian and six-apertured Completion, and the Virtue Energy in his body existed for real. It didn’t only last in the Hell Path. Although it had not completely integrated with the mysterious strength, it flowed between his meridians and apertures like a lubricant, making the mysterious strength flow more smoothly and faster.
This was out of Ding Hao’s expectations.
He adjusted his breath and sensed the changes in the mysterious strength in his body. He vaguely felt that the functions of Virtue Energy should be more than that. He still needed to explore it further. Ding Hao’s intuition of Mind Essential told him that this should be some opportunity.
He ran his Divine Senses to inspect his sea of consciousness.
After the last battle with Ding Tong, Ding Hao’s sea of consciousness had expanded again, and his Mind Essential had reached a higher level. Now his sea of consciousness was as boundless as the starry sky in the universe. The Rusted Sword and the Devil Saber were floating in it, and the golden light balls and the Heavenly Samsara Disc were floating freely like dragons in the sea. They were no longer as crowded as before and even violent fighting over territory.
Ding Hao’s attention was still focused on the Heavenly Samsara Disc.
What happened to the consciousness fragments of Lin Xin and Li Canyang made Ding Hao realize that it might not be that the Heavenly Samsara Disc did not listen to his orders and control, but that he had not found a way to drive it. He had been subconsciously driving the Heavenly Samsara Disc before, which caused its series of inexplicable actions. Because judging from the results of every action, everything caused by the Heavenly Samsara Disc was developing in a good way.
“I must properly refine and study the operation technique of this precious treasure.”
Ding Hao could feel that the Divine Artifact would be of great importance to his future plan.
In the distance, a melodious bell ring came from the mountain gate of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect, echoing between heaven and earth.
A smile appeared on Ding Hao’s face. After running his power a bit, he instantly disappeared.
At the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect’s mountain gate.
In front of the Sect Leader Main Hall.
The 200 teenagers stood quietly in the square in front of the main hall, their faces full of excitement.
It was everyone’s dream to be able to show up here. They were the lucky ones selected from countless peers. With countless envious eyes, standing in front of the main hall under the attention of all the seniors and masters, many people were still gently shaking their heads, for fear that everything in front of them would turn out to be only an illusion in the blink of an eye.
Li Yun and Mu Tian were also in the crowd,
They were waiting for their idol, the martial arts legend of the entire Northern Region, to come.
That day would undoubtedly be the most important day of their lives because they would become nominal disciples of the Saber and Sword Addict. That identity alone would be enough to be the glory of their entire lives and make them the focus of the entire Northern Region.
Among the two hundred people, one hundred were the ordinary ones who were under 14 years old and had not yet entered the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect. The other one hundred were selected from the talented young people who had become disciples of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect, but they were no more than 20 years old, which meant that they all had a strong potential to be trained properly.
Because it was Ding Hao who would personally recruit nominal disciples, every member of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect attached great importance to it. They checked the identity and background of everyone who came, and they made sure that there wasn’t any suspicious character mingling with the crowd.
The moment the melodious bell rang, everyone got excited.