The Immortal’s cave under the banyan tree, was filled with spiritual power resulting in cultivation being many times better than outside. The monsters were not stupid. After their Spiritual Wisdom opened and they reached the foundation realm, they were brought here by their predecessors.
This Ten-thousand Trees Forest was rich in resources and has many rare materials. Among the mountainous areas not far from the forest, there were several spirit stones mines. Some of the monsters that drilled the grounds were mining spirit stone and gaining the qualification to enter the Immortal’s Cave.
Of course, materials could also be exchanged for spirit stones, and all transactions were like markets in the human world. Even the Golden Eagle told Yang Chen that there was a large square market in the Immortal’s Cave, and there were many shops where you could buy anything one wanted.
When the Golden Eagle came out this time, he planned to find some materials in exchange for spirit stones. On the way back, he met Yang Chen. At first, he thought that Yang Chen was a human being, so it broke out with hostility. Later, discovered that Yang Chen was a calf, and thus was relieved.
Yang Chen couldn’t help but smile bitterly, in addition to having a pair of horns in the sea of consciousness, where did he look like a monster? However, this was also good, it also saved him a lot of trouble.
Along the way, Yang Chen exchanged ideas with the Golden Eagle and learned everything about the Immortal’s Cave. The more he knew, the more surprised Yang Chen became.
The banyan tree’s Immortal’s Cave had almost developed into an organization that was generally the same as the human sects. The only difference was that all the disciples were demon cultivators, and there was no clear indication that everyone was from the same sect. But when it came to the outside world, everyone admitted that it was a vein of the Ten-thousand Trees Forest.
The two Dacheng realm predecessors oversaw the Immortal’s Cave’s rules and resources, many Yuanying realm predecessors also managed all other aspects.
In the Immortal’s Cave, there were the secret techniques left by their predecessors, which were simply tailor-made cultivation Secret Arts for the sorcerers. There were cultivation methods for the five elements, and there were various kinds of alchemy refining techniques also. Although it was not as strict as the big sects, it was already a small demon martial arts sect.
From this point of view, the monster cultivators of the Ten-thousand Trees Forest had obviously a higher starting point than that of other monster cultivators. One must know that She Kui and Xie Sha had no systematic secret techniques to practice, their cultivation was all in accordance with their instinct. Later, after meeting Yang Chen, they got some practice instructions.
The monster cultivators here, after the opening of the spirit wisdom, had systematic secret techniques, their overall strength was more powerful than the monsters elsewhere in the plain.
During the exchange, Yang Chen also discovered that the Golden Eagle unsurprised by Yang Chen’s human form. It seemed that there were many humanoid monster cultivators in the Immortal’s Cave. He didn’t know if they practiced Yang Chen’s transformation secret arts from the spirit world, or another inheritance.
With a lot of doubts, Yang Chen wanted to know, especially the one that was the most important thing. However, this time obviously was not the time to ask, Yang Chen held back his curiosity. Soon he would arrive at the Immortal’s Cave to see for himself, thus, he decided to wait a little longer.
However, what surprised Yang Chen was that though he thought that he would arrive soon. The Golden Eagle had been flying for two days and had traversed a full thousand miles. They began to slowly descend.
Yang Chen found a huge banyan tree in his vision. This tree, he did not know how to describe. If he knew that the banyan tree had always had the characteristics of a single tree, he would definitely think that he had come to a vast banyan forest.
A banyan tree with numerous pillar-like roots occupied the strictness of hundreds of miles. Not to mention the trunk, the light was the root of the air, the finest could also have the thickness equal to more than a dozen people. As for the main centre, it was a huge circular castle that directly occupied a few miles.
Yang Chen didn’t know how many years this big banyan tree had grown, and he was even more unclear why this big banyan tree had not opened its spirit wisdom to become a tree demon after so many years. Anyway, the predecessor said that the Immortal’s Cave was under the banyan tree, and it must be said that this must be the one.
The golden eagle’s wings were collected, flying fast from above the canopy, the huge figure was so small against the huge banyan tree. As for Yang Chen on his back, he was like a drop in the ocean.
As soon as he approached the canopy, the Golden Eagle’s eyes flashed a gold colour, and Yang Chen discovered that he and the Golden Eagle had come to a huge archway. The golden body of the Golden Eagle, in such an instant, became quite like Yang Chen. However, his body was of a human’s, but his head was the same as before.
Under the archway, there were actually two Monster Cultivators sitting. They also had human bodies, one with a tiger’s head and one with a bull’s head both in the Jiedan realm. In front of the two, there were two tables, as if they were in an office.
“There are new people coming, having same ancestry as yours.”
The Golden Eagle looked at the cow headed monster and yelled, “It was introduced by the black crane outside.” The eagle mouth made a voice which felt very weird.
The bull-headed monster screamed. After glimpsing at Yang Chen’s divine sense, he immediately noticed his horns, and the corners of his mouth cracked. The cow’s face showed a strange smile.
“This time I have to practice for a year.”
The Golden Eagle had already done many formalities, and directly took out a lot of low-grade spirit stones and several middle grade spirit stones. It handed them to the tiger head.
After the tiger head weighed them, it gave a Jade card to the Golden Eagle. Golden Eagle reached out and took it. Then turned and explained to Yang Chen, “this brand is the identity token of the Immortal’s Cave. Without this brand, you can’t get in. The time is recorded on the sign. When the time is up, it will be recalled automatically.”
Yang Chen also took out a lot of low-grade spirit stones, but he was not so stingy like the Golden Eagle and directly booked for a decade.
“I have been listening to the mysterious crane who have said this before, so after l especially prepared a lot of spirit stones and came over to cultivate.” While paying the spirit stones, Yang Chen explained.
It sounded like the reason was impeccable. The tiger head and the bull’s head didn’t think too much about it. Just followed the rules and gave Yang Chen a piece of the same jade card.
“You are new to come here, it is best to find out whether there is a suitable cultivation method for you.” The ox head was conscious that the same clan predecessor brought him here and very enthusiastically pointed out, “when I finish my duty, you can come to me when you have something to ask, I will take you around.”
This kind of enthusiasm, Yang Chen was of course very grateful. After giving his thanks, Yang Chen followed the Golden Eagle into the archway, along the road.
“This is your first time coming here so you will be surprised, I will not say anything, so as not to break your interest.” After Golden Eagle said a warm sentence, he followed a few steps and ran to the front “Look at it yourself, I will go ahead.”
Turning around a corner, a huge city, suddenly appeared in front of Yang Chen.
The Blue Vault Mountain Immortal’s Cave was already very strong, but compared with the current Immortal’s Cave, there difference was simply of heaven and earth. Yang Chen also finally understood why the old Banyan tree had not opened its spirit wisdom and become a tree demon.
The city was built on the trunk of the huge banyan tree. The outside was obviously only a form, the real essence was still here, and the defendants had made a huge city.
He didn’t know how many generations of sacrificial refining had passed before and after, and the city had become such a giant. It occupied hundreds of miles and was much larger than any human city that he had seen yet. Even more than a few large sects did not match up.
In his previous life, Yang Chen did not deal with the monster cultivators. Naturally, this was also related to his birth. He occasionally encountered some powerful monster cultivators in the spiritual world and traded with some. Such as the Transformation Secret Art, but never asked the other their origins.
For their own origins, the monster cultivators regarded it as much more important than the human cultivators. Once people knew their origins, they may even retaliate. Thus, monster cultivators of the spiritual world rarely revealed their origins.
As for the ascending to the Immortal World, the Monster Race of the Ten-thousand Trees Forest may also know that their ancestors were beheaded by the current Jade Emperor, and could be even more afraid to expose their origins, so Yang Chen never heard of it or the Ten Thousand Trees Forest.
Standing here, Yang Chen discovered that he still underestimated the monster beasts. He always thought that the monster cultivators relied on instinct to practice but did not expect that there would be such a huge systematic structure behind monster cultivators.
It was obviously a space opened in the body of the big banyan tree. Countless monster cultivators were in this huge city, just like human beings, and bustling.
There were all kinds of monster cultivators of the various monster races. Occasionally, there would be several humans who walked by. It was no wonder that the Golden Eagle was unsurprised about the appearance of Yang Chen, it turned out to be commonplace.
As for the Golden Eagle, he had no idea where it has gone, but he estimated that it must have returned to his home in this city.
Standing in the same place for a while, Yang Chen was no longer so much surprised nor so sluggish. He soon walked along the road and entered the city.
After coming in, Yang Chen did not directly think about looking for the First Wood True Essence, but slowly followed the main road, observing and becoming familiar with the whole city.
Although the Immortal’s Cave was a city, soon Yang Chen discovered that the spiritual distribution in the city was uneven. The higher the height, the more intense the distribution of spiritual power, and most of the monster cultivators seemed to live in the lowest parts of the city.
The spirit stones paid by the archway was only the cost of entering the city and staying in it. To practice here, one needed to pay another spiritual stone to rent a room.
The most common, was naturally the lowest floor room. The higher the level, the higher the cost. The cost of the lowest level for the day was one or two low grade spirit stones, it did not seem to be a lot. For each level, the spiritual power was several times thicker, but the cost also increased. It costed ten times more than the next layer, and the highest level was said to consume one jin of middle grade spirit stones a day.
After a day of exploration, Yang Chen discovered the big market in the city that the Golden Eagle talked about. It was indeed a huge market, even bigger than the market of the Pure Yang Palace. There were hundreds of shops, and there were still many people who stood alone. A wide variety of materials, medicinal herbs, and even cultivation methods could be found here.
At a glance, many rare materials for human cultivators were everywhere here. It was no wonder that the cultivators had always said that the monsters in the plains were rich. They were placed in the stalls in such a way that a large sect’s disciple could be ashamed to death, not to mention the goods in the bigger stores.
Unfortunately, without the introduction of the Monster Race, the cultivators could never enter this cave. And these things could never be properly circulated within the cultivators.
Yang Chen was very curious. In his previous life, no one was arrogant in the plains of the beasts. Even Yang Chen, who was in this life, pointed Scarface here. Although he also got a lot of materials, no one really entered the core world of the monsters. Except now, only the current Yang Chen had.
In his previous life, the monsters of the beast plain had not produced any outstanding powers. Yang Chen did not have any masters in his memory. On the contrary, there were endless generations of powerful masters on the demon continent. Could it be that the monster cultivators who had been cultivated to a certain extent, would instead go to the demon continent?
These were unsolved mysteries, and Yang Chen had no answer about them. Now that he could stand in this city, maybe he could find these answers, or maybe not.
Originally when he came here, Yang Chen was looking for the First Wood True Essence that the predecessor left behind, but he now had changed his mind.
He would still have to continue to search for the First Wood True Essence, but, with so many cherished materials and various cultivation methods just lying around, how could he not take benefit of them. Yang Chen simply was not such a person. He must search for any good things here and make a fortune alongside.
For the Golden Eagle, he had long known that it had gone to somewhere he didn’t know. As for the cow head that Yang Chen met in the archway he did not want to go looking for it. After finding the city, Yang Chen did not plan to do anything for the time being. No matter what his plan was, he must go and explore the city.
Just taking a trip around the city, he spent about five days. This was only when he was curiously looking around. He hadn’t investigated any points of interest yet.
Five days later, Yang Chen seemed to be familiar with some rules in the city. Although it was filled with monsters, no one could kill anyone here. They could compete privately, fights could also be indulged in, but the no kill rule still applied. Once such an incident was detected, the involved people would be killed by the city’s management masters. This was an iron law and must not be violated. If they wanted to kill, they must do it outside the city.
After gaining some understanding of the rules, Yang Chen also paid the spirit stones in the management office like the ordinary monster cultivators and rented a room at the bottom of the city. He received a Jade Key to enter the room and first settled himself.
Now Yang Chen looked like a newcomer who had just arrived. After understanding the rules of the city, he began to practice. Not surprisingly at all, the experience was unremarkable. But no one payed attention to Yang Chen.
After he got settled, Yang Chen sat in his room and began to ponder. There was a restriction on the room to disallow entry with a jade key. No one dared to break open the door either. Relatively speaking, it was safe.
Next, Yang Chen began to worry about the First Wood True Essence, was it still here?
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