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Opening of the Evil Infested Ridge occured at the start of Current Era. It was the first time the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect was able to enter the Ridge after losing it after destruction of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Kingdom 30,000 years ago.
Preparing for opening
When the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect captured Dong Shenglong and War Noble Lie, Violet Mountain Noble promissed that as long as the Sect spare their lives, the Heavenly Jewel Kingdom will give the Sect a quota to enter the Evil Infested Ridge. Gu Tieshou was tempted, but Li Qiye intervened and said that the Evil Infested Ridge is originally the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect's property, so they don't need the Heavenly Jewel Kingdom's permission to enter it.
Around half a year later Sect Master Su Yonghuang returned to the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. She discovered that the Evil Infested Ridge would open up soon and wanted to bring talented disciples there for training. The Elders, first opposed her decision, until Li Qiye declared that he would personally led a group of disciples to the Ridge. Gu Tieshou then decided to go with them and bring Min Ren's self-portrait for protection.
Gathering at the entrance
At the same time, the Heavenly Jewel Kingdom sent Suppressive Might Noble with a group of disciples to act as the host and welcome visitors from other sects and nations, but they also determined who had the qualifications to enter the Evil Infested Ridge. Suppressive Might Noble greeted cultivators from the Violet Cloud Sect, Flying Dragon Lake, Jiangzuo Clan, Southern Heavenly Kingdom and many other sects and nations.
When the group from the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect came to the Evil Infested Ridge's entrance, they were immediately blocked by Suppressive Might Noble, because the Sect was no longer qualified to enter the Evil Infested Ridge. The Southern Heavenly Kingdom and Heavenly God Dao Child had also caused problems to Li Qiye and others, but all of them were quickly suppressed by Gu Tieshou with the help of Min Ren's self-portrait.
While they were still at stalemate, the Evil Infested Ridge suddenly opened ahead of time. Various smaller lineages used this opportunity to slip in the Ridge. Li Qiye, the Heavenly Jewel Kingdom and others decided that it was more important to enter the Ridge than to deal with enemies and hastened to enter.
Entering the Ridge
Li Qiye led his group deeper into the Evil Infested Ridge. Under protection of Min Ren's portrait they safely traveled to the Cassia Lotus Tree. Li Qiye left the group under Tree's protection to hunt down Heavenly Beasts and Longevity Spirits and gather precious materials, while he himself traveled alone to cultivate and train.
Duing this training period various Heavenly Beasts and Longevity Spirits atacked him on the way, but Li Qiye killed all of them and gathered their Beast Marrows, Dao Bones, Longevity Blood and Life Rings.
The Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect's disciples collected a large ammount of resources during this period. They also conducted several large-scale hunting sessions. During one of them they chased a Longevity Spirit over the boundary of Cassia Lotus Tree's protection and three disciples were killed. Luckily, Xu Pei reacted quickly and lured Spirit away so that the others disciple could be saved.
Other lineages had also spent time hunting down Heavenly Beasts and Longevity Spirits or searcing for treasures. Some — like Little Bay Pavilion, Flying Leaf School and Mysterious Mountain Sacred Ground — were able to find rare treasures. Others — like Jewel Colt Sect and Dao River Country — joined hands to deal with Beasts and Spirits more powerful than either of them could kill on their own. Yet there were also some unlucky lineages who lost many experts to get treasures, or were even slaughtered completely — like City Toppling Country, Heart Seeking Mountain and Red River Valley.
In the meanwhile Li Qiye reached the western part of the Evil Infested Ridge, where he left Little Silly at the start of the Emperors Era. Unfortunately, he discovered that entire place was ravaged and Little Silly was killed by someone. Finding only its Dao Bone, Li Qiye took it away with him and returned back to Cassia Lotus Tree.
Hunt for the Frog
Li Shuangyan then shared news about what happened in the Evil Infested Ridge while he was gone, including news about mysterious frog that eat a rare Silver Maple Grass and was now chased down by many cultivators. Hearing about it, Li Qiye immediately realized what it is and gave chase to capture it.
During the chase they witnessed the bloody light. Many other cultivators thought it was produced by some powerful treasure, while Li Qiye recognized its true origin — it was a sign of Evil Typha Tree's reemergence.
They had also met Azure Mysterious Ancient Kingdom's Heavenly Prince and Leng Chengfeng from the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Li Qiye humiliated Heavenly Prince and was attacked by one of the Kingdom's elders. However, Niu Fen not only stopped the attack, but also torn away and devoured elder's arm. Everyone present were scared by his action. Kingdom's Grandpa Guan was the only one, who recognized Niu Fen's origin and quickly persuaded Azure Mysterious Heavenly Prince to drop the matter and retreat.
Li Qiye was disappointed to see a member of the Nine Saint Demon Gate together with Azure Mysterious Ancient Kingdom and warned Li Shuangyan that the Gate should stay away from the Ancient Kingdom.
Afraid of Gu Tieshou and Min Ren's self-portrait's power, Noble Jiangzuo proposed a "fair" duel to Li Qiye with Kun Peng's Six Variants and Wise Heart Jewel Box as a bets. Li Qiye agreed for a duel 15 days later, so Noble Jiangzuo lead his cavalry away.
However, Noble Jiangzuo and Jiangzuo Tieyi — as well as many other powerful cultivators — secretly tailed Li Qiye, wanting to capture him and get the Kun Peng's Six Variants. Li Qiye easily figured out their plans and ordered Niu Fen to run faster, as if in panic, to lure out every greedy cultivator. Soon, a large group — including Crimson Heaven Sect Master, Soaring Eagle King, Nine-Headed Dragon Fort Master and Withered Plate Sect Master — gathered and started to attack Li Qiye's group. They were all blocked by Li Shuangyan, while Niu Fen was "frantically" running away deeper into the Evil Infested Ridge.
Under Li Qiye's instructions, they soon reached a territory of a million years old Heavenly Beast — Heaven Extermination Devil Ape — who killed all pursuers. Noble Jiangzuo tried to use the Six Wise Monarchs Formation, but it was of no use. He and all his cavalrymen were killed by the Devil Ape, while Jiangzuo Tieyi was seriously wounded and then personally beheaded by Li Qiye. Noble Jiangzuo's corpse was also beheaded.
All cultivators across entire Evil Infested Ridge were shocked by appearance of Heaven Extermination Devil Ape and escaped as far as possible, gathering at the entrance of the Ridge. Even experts from the Azure Mysterious Ancient Kingdom were too afraid to proceed with the Ridge's exploration and decided to bring Immortal Emperor's treasures for protection. Leng Chengfeng promised to bring an Emperor Treasure from the Nine Saint Demon Gate to assist Azure Mysterious Heavenly Prince and earn his respect.
Resumption of the Hunt
Li Qiye then resumed his hunt for the mysterious frog and created a perfect lair for it to rest. Eventually, the frog arrived, but Nantian Hao's untimely arrival disturbed it and frog escaped again. Believing that he has lost an opportunity to finally capture the frog — after he had searched in vain for it all around the Nine Worlds for millions of years — Li Qiye flew into a rage and brutally killed Nantian Hao along with all of his guards and fellow disciples.
In the meanwhile, Evil Typha Tree again showed signs of activity. Azure Mysterious Heavenly Prince believed that there was a God-Monarch's weapon somewhere in the Ridge and so he mistook Evil Typha Tree's bloody light for it. He followed the light into the depths of the Ridge and many cultivators, including Heavenly God Dao Child, followed behind him.
Lineages and cultivators
|Name or species||Cause of death||Reference|
|180,000 years old Longevity Spirit||Killed by Dao River Country and Jewel Colt Sect||Chapter #0113|
|100,000 years old Longevity Spirit||Killed by City Toppling Country||Chapter #0113|
|200,000 years old Sky Shouldering Ape||Killed by Li Qiye||Chapter #0112|
|300 years old Earth Wolves||Killed by Li Qiye||Chapter #0111|
|3000 years old Earth Wolf Monarch||Killed by Li Qiye||Chapter #0111|
|1000 years old Sword Rhinoceros||Killed by Li Qiye||Chapter #0110|
|50,000 years old Sinister Bird Plant||Killed by Li Qiye||Chapter #0111|
|Wretched Plant Spirit||Killed by Li Qiye||Chapter #0111|
|300,000 years old Longevity Spirit||Killed by Li Qiye||Chapter #0115|
|1,000,000 years old Longevity Spirit||Killed by Li Qiye||Chapter #0115|
|200,000 years old Heavenly Beast||Killed by Jiangzuo Clan||Chapter #0113|
|150,000 years old Longevity Spirit||Killed by Azure Mysterious Heavenly Prince||Chapter #0117|
|150,000 years old Longevity Spirit||Killed by Long Xiangtian||Chapter #0114|