Lin Feng stood in front of the coffins once again. He was in a different mood from before. Before, he had just paid attention to the outside of the coffins. Now, he wanted to open them and see what was inside.
"Don't hesitate, open them," pressed Zu Ti excitedly.
Lin Feng nodded and put his left hand on the blood-red coffin belonging to the second Ancestor. He lifted the creaking lid slowly.
Lin Feng used more strength, pushing the lid away. It fell on the ground and exploded into a thousand pieces.
After opening it, he saw another coffin within. It was made of jade and magnificent. Of course, it was still gigantic, six meters long and very high.
Lin Feng took the Sword of Remote Times. No matter what was inside, he had to destroy it.
Lin Feng got closer to the coffin and then attacked it with the Sword of Remote Times. There was an explosion and the coffin fell on the ground, while a cloud of dust floated around it.
Lin Feng jumped onto the coffin and looked inside. When he saw what was inside, he was astonished.
Inside the Sword of Remote Times, Zu Ti also saw and was startled, too. Inside the coffin were bright red flames!
The temperature inside the coffin was scorching hot when the coffin wasn't open, but not so outside. The coffin kept the heat inside.
The coffin was a passage to the Ocean of Flames, and prevented the flames from spilling over so people outside couldn't guess the Ocean of Flames was inside.
Lin Feng was stupefied. The second Ancestor's corpse wasn't inside the coffin, and it didn't contain any mystery... it was just a passage to the Ocean of Flames?
Usually, passages to the Ocean of Flames required a Qi Yang Tai. It was the first time Lin Feng had seen a passage to the Ocean of Flames without one.
Lin Feng and Zu Ti were stunned. Zu Ti took control of the Sword of Remote Times and moved to the bigger coffin. He attacked it and destroyed it. Inside was a golden coffin.
He opened the golden coffin and looked inside. It was also a passage to the Ocean of Flames and as before, the lid kept the flames inside so the temperature in the chamber was cool when the coffins weren't open. However, now that they were both open, the temperature in the great hall was scorching hot.
Lin Feng took the Sword of Remote Times back. Those coffins were supposed to be the coffins of the first and second Ancestors, why did they lead to the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames?
What did it all mean? Or was there a connection between the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames and Tian Dao Yuan? Why did the coffins of the two Ancestors lead to the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames?
Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames!
Lin Feng's curiosity was growing. He had the feeling the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames was an extremely important place. San Zun had told him that a great danger lurked in the continent because of the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames.
"I can't believe it leads to the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames." Lin Ou came out of Lin Feng's ring again, astonished. Chen Cheng, Shang Guan Si Yue, and Shi Si Ming were amazed and also came out.
This place was definitely their Ancestor's grave, so why was there a passage to the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames? What was the mystery?
"Will the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames explode once again?" Chen Cheng wondered aloud, paling. Among the four souls, he was the only one who looked terrified. Nobody else knew how terrifying the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames was, only him.
When Lin Feng heard that, he understood Chen Cheng knew something.
"Master Chen Cheng, what do you mean?" asked Lin Feng.
Chen Cheng looked at Lin Feng, then at the three others and said, "The Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames exploded while I was alive."
"What do you mean?" asked Lin Feng curiously. What did "explode" mean?
"What I mean is that the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames nearly invaded the whole Continent of Eternity, but in the end a mysterious strength solved the issue. Nobody knows where that strength or that mysterious person or group of people went to.
"Seeing a passage to the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames reminded me of that. I remember, people were shouting all around, they hoped someone would save them from the Ocean of Flames. All people could do was release strength to protect themselves.
"Four hundred thousand thousand years ago, eight hundred million people died or were severely injured. When I was the leader of Tian Dao Yuan, we also lost some elders who were quite strong. If they were still alive, they could have become Supreme Elders," finished Chen Cheng. Lin Feng was stupefied.
Four hundred thousand years ago, the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames had exploded and nearly destroyed the continent, but in the end, a mysterious person or group of people had saved it?
Chen Cheng didn't feel like talking about it too much. Those weren't fond memories.
After that, Lin Feng looked at the passages again. No matter what had happened, the two passages there had been made over four hundred thousand years ago, when the two ancestors had died.
That was already at least a million years ago. What was the purpose of the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames back then?
Lin Feng didn't know, but he didn't have much time to ask himself questions he couldn't answer.
No matter what the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames was, if it exploded again, everybody in that world would have to work together to stop it.
No matter how many people had died because of the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames, Lin Feng had to become stronger to survive in case something happened.
He took the lids on the ground and put them back on the coffins. The temperature in the great chamber fell quickly.
Lin Feng hadn't thought he'd find passages to the Ocean of Flames in there. He had thought he'd receive the two ancestors' legacy.
What was the ancestors' goal?
Were their skeletons already in the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames? If that was the case, looking for them was useless, why waste time looking for corpses of cultivators who only had the strength of the Supreme God layer?
In any case, Lin Feng wanted to leave now. He had nothing to do here anymore.
"Let's go out," Lin Feng said firmly, putting the Sword of Remote Times back in his ring. This time, he didn't give room for negotiation.
The four souls nodded. Apart from the text on the walls they hadn't translated, they had already explored the whole chamber. There was no choice but to leave...
Many people were outside around the pillar, including Dao Cheng Zi, Dao Fu Zi, and Dao Xuan Zi, who had come back from the Lei Sect. He had had no choice but to come back, as Lin Feng receiving the Ancestor's legacy was something great.
Ancestor Kong, Supreme God Zi Dian, Dao Ling, and all the other Dhammapalas were there. They were all nervous and excited at the same time. Had Lin Feng received the Ancestor's legacy or not?
However, the experienced Ancestor Kong was convinced that Lin Feng had succeeded because he had been in the grave for over twenty-four hours. If he had failed, he would have come out after ten hours at most!
They continued waiting until Lin Feng emerged...