Spoiler: 1080 If he knew that the principal was in the statue, then why wouldn't he have destroyed it long ago? It occurs to me that only someone with plot armor as thick as the MC's could realistically be expected to have made it here at his cultivation level. That being the case, how did Kong-shi expect anyone to ever be able to become a saint after reaching that place and not before? Also, why would the demons think that this place would allow them to break through the barrier between worlds? It's pretty clear that the two aren't connected in any real way other than having been made by the same person. Did he lie so that they'd work harder at freeing him? If so, then he'd just be tortured and killed as soon as he got home. I wonder if these guys will also voluntarily decide to not tell anyone about the MC's status, and if the two that were trapped here for so long will finally pull their heads out of their a**es and tell the MC who it is at the headquarters that he absolutely can't trust. Though, if the latter happened, I might just die of shock.