Chapter 0736: Dark North Battle for Supremacy


After so many years, there were plenty of prisoners locked in the Dead Souls Prison.

These prisoners were still alive. The first reason for this was that they would be useful.

The second reason was that in key moments, these prisoners could be held hostage.

The Dark North Kingdom had the confidence to imprison so many demons from the Dead Souls Sea Region. They definitely had the confidence to enchain them without incident.

The Dark North Capital was considered a little southwards in the Dark North Emperor Continent. It was almost impossible for sea region demons to appear here.

You Xue explained, "The Dead Souls Prison is a prison with a few huge jails that differentiates by the ability of the prisoner. Their freedom is usually restricted, and those who rebel die. Actually, we also have fellow citizens of the Dark North Capital in the Dead Souls Sea Region. War is cruel and the prisoners of war basically never meet a good end. Of course, sometimes, there is a degree of chance between the two."

Every decade or so, the Dark North Kingdom would host a grand event that would excite the entire country. It was something every martial cultivator in the country looked forward to. It was called the Dark North Battle for Supremacy! 

It was the best chance to become famous in this strictly hierarchical martial cultivation kingdom! Many people became world famous from this Dark North Battle for Supremacy.

The champion of the Dark North Battle for Supremacy would gain the title of Little Dark King. One Little Dark King would be crowned every decade, and basically everyone who had obtained this title before was now a top presence in the Dark North Kingdom and had great power.

The Dark North Kingdom used the Dark North Battle for Supremacy to incite their youths to chase after fame and power! In the Dark North Kingdom, the impact of the Dark North Battle for Supremacy exceeded that of the trial for entry to the Taigu Immortal Path.

"The rule for the Taigu Immortal Path is that only those under 50 can take part. Whereas the age limit for the more famous Dark North Battle for Supremacy that more people desire is 100 years! The Taigu Immortal Path opens once every 50 years. Many people cannot take part. But the Dark North Battle for Supremacy is different. As long as your age is within the limit, you have a chance to participate.

"1,000 people take part in the Dark North Battle for Supremacy each time, and these participants are the strongest people in the Dark North Kingdom born in the last 100 years.

"I mentioned the Dead Souls Prison because the battleground for the Dark North Battle for Supremacy is the Dead Souls Prison. It is at the biggest jail in the Dead Souls Prison called the Ghost Sea Prison.

"Locked inside the Ghost Sea Prison are demons between the sixth and 10th tiers of the Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm. These are fierce characters, and after long term imprisonment, they are furious. These demons are sly and devious. They are very difficult to handle. There were cases of demons who broke through to the Dao Querying Realm in the Ghost Sea Prison, yet they hid. Of course, our strong soldiers often patrol the Ghost Sea Prison and do not allow such things to happen. But even the sixth tier Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm demons inside are difficult to handle."

From You Xue's thoughts, Wu Yu knew that the Dark North Battle for Supremacy was for them to enter the Ghost Sea Prison in Dead Souls Prison, fight with the large numbers of imprisoned demons, and kill them.

"At that time, each demon will have a dao treasure called a Dead Souls Net tied onto them. It is linked to their lives. Usually, it'll remain silent, but it restricts the demons from killing us. 

“However, if two demons go within 10 li of each other, then the Dead Souls Net will torture the demons and let out a bright glow. This way, we can find these two demons. Dead Souls Nets are planted in them to eliminate the possibility of the demons cooperating with each other. All the demons can only fight alone and, of course, we do not allow people to fight together either. Because we will also be carrying a dao treasure called the Shadower. After entering the Ghost Sea Prison, our every move will be watched by hundreds of thousands of people outside."

Hundreds of thousands of people in the audience was enough to prove the popularity of the Dark North Battle for Supremacy.

"The format of Dark North Battle for Supremacy is that every participant entering the Ghost Sea Prison hunts for demons alone. Only by killing a demon can they get the Dead Souls Net on the other party's body. We can fight each other but cannot snatch the Dead Souls Net that the other party hunted. This will go on for half a year. After half a year, everyone will exit from the Dead Souls Prison, and whoever has the most Dead Souls Net will be crowned Little Dark King. The top 10 will receive great rewards. Because the Dark North Battle for Supremacy happens every decade, this is the grandest event that anyone of our age can take part in. This event is organized by the Dark North royal family, hence the rewards are good. Not only the royal family will provide the rewards. Even the recommender will give out rewards."

When You Xue introduced the format of the Dark North Battle for Supremacy, Wu Yu had a sense of familiarity. That’s right, the Shushan Immortal Sect and the Endless Demon Seas also had similar settings. This was especially similar to what the Shushan Immortal Sect had. It wanted to train its disciples. Through killing demons and getting things from them, they would earn merits. This was the reason Shushan imprisoned demons and the Dark North Kingdom imprisoned their arch enemies. The most important goal was to train the young people in the Dark North Kingdom.

In this training, they would fight demons personally, and this would undoubtedly increase their battle and martial cultivation experience. It would also greatly affect their future fights with the demons in the real Dead Souls Sea Region.

"We will not suffer any fatalities, though injuries are possible. To encourage the demons to attack actively, we have another rule. At that time, we all will bring a talisman used to seek help. The talisman is the Darkness Breaching Talisman. Once you feel that your life is in danger, crush the Darkness Breaching Talisman. At that time, there will be more than 10 seniors of the Dao Querying Realm patrolling the Ghost Sea Prison. As long as the Darkness Breaching Talisman flashes, they will immediately reach you.

"Of course, if we use the Darkness Breaching Talisman, then we are eliminated and withdrawn from the competition to be part of the top 10.

"As long as the demons can force the activation of the Darkness Breaching Talisman, they'll gain a chance to be released and return to the Dead Souls Sea Region.

"Of course, because of the different cultivation levels of the demons, each demon will have a unique number of Darkness Breaching Talismans that they will need. The stronger they are, the more Darkness Breaching Talismans they will have to activate. Some of them we do not even want to release and will give them a number above 10 or above 100 Darkness Breaching Talismans.

"All the demons want to leave that place, hence this once-per-decade chance is also a chance for them to go crazy. That's why the fights get very heated every time.

"Of course, it is difficult for the demons to successfully escape, because they cannot kill. If they accidentally kill someone, they will be destroyed instantly. There will be no chance for escape.

"Since ancient times, there have always been demons who aimed to kill and die. Hence, there is a possibility of death in the Dark North Battle for Supremacy. Of course, as long as you crush the Darkness Breaching Talisman, your life will probably not be in danger."

After all, there would be many Dao Querying Realm experts patrolling the area. 

Wu Yu understood the rules and setting of the Dark North Battle for Supremacy. After all, similar settings existed in the Dong Sheng Divine Continent. In the history of the battle between the demons and martial cultivators, such methods of using prisoners to train the young were common.

For honor and rewards, everyone would try their best to kill more demons and get more Dead Souls Nets.

And demons would work even harder and crazier for their only chance to leave this prison.

Obviously, this would be an explosive fight, and every martial cultivator would wear a dao treasure called the Shadower. The spirit designs inside would record everything that happened to the wearer and display it outside. On the outside, there would be hundreds of thousands of spectators watching the participants. They could even directly watch all the battles between the martial cultivators and demons in the Ghost Sea Prison.

This was indeed exciting.

"To take part in the Dark North Battle for Supremacy, high qualifications must be met. Firstly, the young and powerful people in the royal family are all above the sixth tier of the Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm. They are all qualified. My royal elder brothers and sisters are all the cream of the crop of the Dark North Kingdom for this age group. There are some who are at 10th tier of the Primordial Spirit Transformation Realm. They are all fighting for the throne. Every one of them can become the Little Dark King. Hence, the focus this time will definitely be them."

You Xue was the youngest in the royal family. 

"Other than the royal family, every big family in the Dark North Capital has a quota that they can recommend. As long as the young people in the family fulfil the criteria, they will take part.  Each residence can recommend a few. For the past two years, each residence has hosted fights for these recommendations. They were grand too. Other than them, the Eight Main Armies will also recommend their most outstanding youths to participate. Every army will have about 20 to 40 recommendations. The number of recommendations depends on each army's previous performance. The Dark Sea Army has 33 recommendations."

The royal family, the big families, the residence masters, and the army would all recommend the best youths of the Dark North Kingdom to take part in this grandest event. Under the attention of hundreds of thousands of people, they would fight for the position of king. These 1,000 participants would all be the future leaders of the Dark North Kingdom.

"That also means that if I represent the Dark Sea Army in battle and reach the top 10, then the royal family will give me an official reward, and the Dark Sea Army will also reward me?" Wu Yu asked.

"Of course. The rewards from these two parties will add up to a lot and will benefit you greatly. I'll also take part in the Dark North Battle for Supremacy, but there are 33 slots for the Dark Sea Army, and they are filled up. You are temporarily excluded because you are a foreigner. Now the name list has yet to be announced. I still have a few days to beg my uncle. I have no way of guaranteeing success. I've got to return now after telling you these details. I'll try my best. Await my news." After You Xue finished speaking, she winked.

It would be difficult to get them to release one space for him, a foreigner, to take part. He could only depend on You Xue.

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