2647 Dharma Ending Era
For the next few days, the Martial Dao Prime Body stayed in the palace and did not leave.
As the birthday banquet of the North Ridge approached, Hell King experts would descend upon North Ridge City from time to time.
In the few days, the Martial Dao Prime Body tried to communicate with the Green Lotus True Body but there was no reaction.
As Tang Qing’er had said, the Hell World was ranked alongside the medium chiliocosm. There must be some sort of a powerful barrier between the two.
The barrier could even isolate the connection between Su Zimo’s two true bodies!
For the past few days, Tang Qing’er had been showing the Martial Dao Prime Body all the ancient books in the palace of the North Ridge that were related to Hell.
Through their interactions, the Martial Dao Prime Body had a rough understanding of Frost Springs Hell and even the entire Hell.
The reason why this place was called Frost Springs Hell was because there was indeed a gigantic spring in the center of this Hell that surged with an extremely cold water and was known as the Frost Springs.
There were similar reasons for the names of the other eight Hells.
For example, in the center of Yellow Springs Hell, there was a turbid and withered spring water known as the Yellow Springs.
In the center of the Yin Springs Hell, there was Extreme Yin water, giving it the name the Yin Springs.
The entire Hell World had some similarities with the medium chiliocosm where Su Zimo ascended.
For example, the Hell World also contained a large amount of Heaven and Earth Essence Qi.
Perhaps because of the environment, there was an additional dark and cold power in the Heaven and Earth Essence Qi. The living beings of the Hell World called it the Nether Qi.
The reason why the Heaven and Earth Essence Qi in the Heavenly World was rich and massive was because of the existence of the Builder Tree.
The spring water of the Nine Hells had a similar effect!
It could be said that the nine springs were the source of power for the Nine Hells!
What was even stranger was that according to the ancient books in the palace of the North Ridge, not only did the nine springs contain completely different powers, they also possessed unimaginable might.
For example, the Frost Springs water here was water of extreme coldness and could cause immense damage to any living being, especially the aquatic ones!
As for the Yellow Springs water, it was turbid and withered, possessing the use of washing away one’s memories.
It was said that after the soul was baptized in the Yellow Springs water, it would forget its memories of its previous life.
The Soup of Oblivion?
The Love Erasure Potion?
At that point, an indescribable feeling rose in the heart of the Martial Dao Prime Body.
In the Hell World, there seemed to be actual comparisons to some of the legends and myths that he had heard in the mortal world!
For example, the Boundless Springs water could cleanse curses.
Any curse or filth would dissipate after being washed by the Boundless Springs water.
The Martial Dao Prime Body had even seen records of the Ancient Nether race in the ancient books.
The Ancient Nether race was not a race that was born, but a race that was created through transformation!
There were all sorts of strange things in the trichiliocosm. This was also the first time that the Martial Dao Prime Body had seen a strange method like creating life through transformation.
According to the ancient books, apart from the reproduction and nurturing of the living beings of the ten thousand races, there was another unique method for the living beings of the Hell World to create life—transformation!
Every once in a while, living beings would be born from the nine springs.
Those living beings had no parents.
The method of creating something out of nothing was the transformation of life in the Hell World.
Bloodshed and countless living beings died everywhere in the Hell World.
However, due to the strange method of life evolution such as transformation, there was still an endless stream of living beings in the Hell World!
“Life can be born from the Nine Springs of Hell?”
When the Martial Dao Prime Body first saw those records, he was extremely surprised.
Although the Builder Tree also had the effect of gathering Heaven and Earth Essence Qi, it could not nurture any special life form.
Even the Martial Dao Prime Body had never seen such records in the upper world.
This method of life creation seemed to be breaching the deepest secret Dharmic Daos of the world!
Even the Great Emperors who were so powerful could not create life.
The living beings that were born from the Nine Springs of Hell were the Ancient Nether race of the Hell World!
There could be humans, demon beasts and all sorts of living beings in the Ancient Nether race.
However, after those living beings were created from the Nine Springs of Hell, they belonged to the Ancient Nether race.
The mark of the Ancient Nether race was extremely obvious as well.
Typically, there would be a strange rune on the surface or glabellas of those living beings—it was the same rune that the Martial Dao Prime Body had seen on the glabella of Nether General North Black.
The meaning of that rune was Nether!
At this point, the Martial Dao Prime Body could not help but recall the Yin Yang Talisman Sutra nurtured by the Green Lotus True Body.
Those strange runes were extremely similar to the Yin Yang Talisman Sutra and should originate from the same civilization.
Could the Yin Yang Talisman Sutra be related to the Hell World?
Or were they both from the same civilization?
The Ancient Nether race had a supreme status in the Hell World.
It was not only because the Ancient Nether race was born from the Nine Springs of Hell. More than that, it was because after they were born, they possessed powers that were far stronger than other living beings!
Be it in terms of bloodline or physique, they were incomparably strong and suppressed everyone of the same cultivation realm!
The bloodline of the Ancient Nether race was so strong that after growing to a certain age, a Bloodline Phenomenon closely related to the Nine Springs of Hell they came from would be born!
That was not hard to imagine.
The Nine Springs of Hell were said to be the foundation of the Nine Hells and the living beings born from their spring water were definitely extraordinary.
Unfortunately for the arrogant Nether General North Black, he encountered the Martial Dao Prime Body and was killed by a single sword qi before he could even release his Bloodline Phenomenon.
The Ancient Nether race could reproduce as well.
However, their descendants would almost never inherit the bloodline power of the Ancient Nether race and they did not have the strange runes of the ‘Nether’ word on their bodies.
Only those from the Ancient Nether race were qualified to be called Nether Generals and Nether Kings.
For example, the Hell Lords of the Nine Hells were all from the Ancient Nether race!
Back then, the Lord of Hell was the strongest person in the Ancient Nether race.
According to the ancient books, under normal circumstances, the nine Hell Lords were all Emperor realm experts. As for the Lord of Hell, he reigned over the Nine Hells.
However, an era ago, the Hell World seemed to have suffered a serious injury, causing the world to shatter. Its Great Dao was damaged and its laws were incomplete.
In that calamity, not only did the Lord of Hell die, the entire Hell World suffered immense losses as well and countless Emperors, Hell Kings and other experts died.
What was even more serious was that the Hell World had not been repaired. As time passed, the Nether Qi in the Hell World thinned and even the Nine Springs of Hell showed signs of drying up.
Thereafter, the Hell World fell into the Dharma Ending Era and fewer living beings advanced to the Emperor realm.
After a long time, the Emperors of the past died with the end of their lifespans.
From then on, there were no longer any living beings in the Nine Hells that became Emperors!
Up till now, although the Ancient Nether race was still holding down the positions of the nine Hell Lords, almost all of them were peak Hell Kings and there were no Emperor realm experts.
Of course, although there were no Emperor realm experts in the Dharma Ending Era of the Hell World, they had accumulated a large number of Hell Kings and Nether Kings and their foundations were still present!
 These are two mythical items in Chinese lore that souls drink to forget about their past emotions or memories before moving onto their next lives.