Book 8: Chapter 19: Meeting The Immortal Ancestor
The two passed through the ghosts and walked forward.
On the bank of the Styx river, the ghosts here seemed to have been suppressed in some way, and they no longer had such a strong offensiveness, as they did not attack Bai Qiuran and Jiang Lan who were clearly living beings.
The two walked for a while, and the Styx river appeared in front of them. There were some Soul Takers on the side of the Styx. They comtrolled some wooden boats which leaned on the river bank, directing these ghosts to board the boat.
It could be seen that these Soul Takers ?ere very busy. They have to let the ghosts that exceed the regulations board the boat and bring them across the Styx.
Suddenly a sharp-eyed Soul Taker spotted the two and shouted:
“Stop! Those two over there, how did you come to the Underworld?”
While talking, he put the oars in his hands on the boat, tied the boat to the side of the river Styx, then pulled off the iron chain around his waist, and walked towards the two of them.
After he left, there were a few ghosts waiting in line trying to move his boat, but as soon as their hands touched the boat, the oars on the boat flew up, sending all these ghosts into the Styx.
The billowing blood-colored river was surging, and huge monsters appeared in the waves of blood, swallowing these ghosts with their heads up.
The Soul Taker approached, came to the two of them, looked up and down, and then shouted and asked:
“How did you get here?”
Just as Bai Qiuran was about to make up a reason, Jiang Lan, who was standing beside him, suddenly took a step forward, and then an infinite radiance rose behind her head, condensed into a blue sacred light wheel.
Seeing this light wheel, the dreadful complexion was stern, and then he arched his hands:
“It turned out to be the Immortal Venerable. I was rude.”
“No need to be so polite.”
Jiang Lan shook her head, and then asked Soul Taker softly:
“Is it convenient for me to visit friends in the Underworld?”
He turned his head and glanced at the team of ghosts he was in charge of just now.
“Sorry, I’m busy, please feel free to go.”
He hurriedly ran back to where he was just now, and then began to maintain order.
“What is this?”
Looking at the light wheel behind his wife’s head, Bai Qiuran said curiously.
“This is called the celestial aspect of light, and it is the magic aspect that will only appear when you are an Immortal Venerable. In other words, when you have cultivated to the Samsara stage.”
Jiang Lan explained to Bai Qiuran:
“That stage is clearly inferred by you, don’t you know it?”
“I only deduced the Purple Mansion at the time, and didn’t deduct the appearance.”
Bai Qiuran glanced enviously at the halo behind Jiang Lan’s head and muttered:
“Sooner or later, I will have the celestial aspect of light too.”
Jiang Lan smiled and pulled his face.
Bai Qiuran drove the flying sword and flew over the Styx with Jiang Lan. In fact, there were restrictions on the top of the Styx. Any cultivator with a cultivation level lower than the immortal level would not be able to fly over it.
This was the restriction imposed by Heaven itself. However, it was not very effective in front of Bai Qiuran, because he was the creator of the Underworld, and naturally has immunity to all the rules here. .
Crossing the Styx, the real Underworld finally emerged in front of Bai Qiuran. On the originally barren ground, the splendid cities had been built by later ghosts and even the dim sky was used by them. The star makeup created by magical powers became shining.
This city has surpassed all the cities in the Nine Provinces and Ten Lands. In Bai Qiuran’s memory, almost only the heavenly palace of the gods could surpass it.
“This is Fengdu, the capital city of Underworld. The Yama Place is on the outskirts of the city, close to the Styx River, where you asked Bai Li to teach others.”
At this point, Jiang Lan started to show the way. While guiding the way, she explained to Bai Qiuran:
“This is close to the Styx, and it is also close to the location of the six paths of reincarnation. Therefore it is convenient for the ghosts who crossed the river to be judged so that they can go to the six paths of reincarnation to be reborn.”
“Well, not bad.”
Bai Qiuran looked at the brightly lit city under his feet with a sense of pride in his heart. He asked:
“Where shall we go next?”
“Go find a few old friends, they are all retired now in the Underworld, but they must know what happened recently in the Underworld.”
After Jiang Lan finished speaking, he directed Bai Qiuran to land directly in the fringe area of ??Fengdu from the air. There were patrols in the sky, but they all retreated far away when they saw the light wheel behind Jiang Lan’s head.
The two fell on a street in the city, where there are many ghosts who didn’t want to die, and the Soul Takers also lived here. They unite here and form a family after death, living a life like a mortal life. And these ghosts were blessed by heaven later, and they have the ability to bear children just like living people, and they could also give birth to offspring.
“It’s just that the birth of ghosts is more difficult. After all, it is a process of reincarnation from death to life.”
Then, she touched her abdomen with some expectation.
“So that’s it, there is also a bit of a doorway in it.”
Bai Qiuran touched his chin and thought:
“If the research is thorough, the rules of life and death will not be a problem for me.”
Jiang Lan gave him an annoyed look, leaving Bai Qiuran blank.
Next, the two of them led the way by Jiang Lan and came to the outside of a small courtyard next to the street. This small courtyard was built on a small slope slightly higher than the other buildings. It seemed a little bit independent, but from From the outside, there is no difference from other houses.
Jiang Lan walked to the door and knocked on the door. Then there was the sound of hurried footsteps in the yard. A young girl in bad clothes ran out, opened the door for the two of them, and then asked suspiciously:
“Who are the two looking for?”
“Is Mr. Yin here?”
Jiang Lan asked the girl gently.
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The girl turned her head and shouted to the yard, and then ran back in a hurry.
“Oh, I almost forgot to bring my chain!”
She rummaged through the cabinets inside, then took an iron chain, apologized to Jiang Lan and Bai Qiuran, hurriedly left the courtyard, and ran towards the Yama Palace.
“What a darety child.”
Jiang Lan shook his head and then walked into the yard with Bai Qiuran.
“This girl doesn’t make it clear who is looking for me… Which friend is looking for me, the old man?”
Just then, an old man with a white beard and hair pushed open the door of the room in the courtyard and walked out while shaking his head.
Then he saw Jiang Lan in the yard, hurriedly greeted him, and bowed to Jiang Lan.
“It turns out to be Fusang Empress, why don’t you tell me the old man when you come, so that I can prepare for my life.”
“Master Yin, don’t have to be polite, you are too far-sighted like this.”
Jiang Lan shook her head, and then stepped sideways, allowing the old man to see Bai Qiuran behind her.
“Look, who is this here?”
The old man raised his head, looked at Bai Qiuran carefully for a few seconds, then was taken aback for a moment, and then cried with joy.
He knelt to the ground all of a sudden, knelt nine times at Bai Qiuran, and shouted:
“Little ghost Yin Chi Cheng is honored to meet the Immortal Ancestor!”