Chapter 718: Tears
Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction might have tried to escape after turning into the black soil stream, but he was still annihilated by the few violet light pillars. Finally, there was only a palm-sized black beast sculpture left. The venom-tailed girl used her tail to grab that sculpture away, and only then did the surrounding violet light pillars dissipate. During this process, Xue Ying and the rest were fleeing far away; they were silent.
‘It is rumored that others can’t find the true body of Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction; it should undoubtedly be due to that treasure.’ Xue Ying contemplated. That treasure was able to turn the heavenly emperor into black soil, concealing both his aura and karma and boosting his survival capabilities. It was indeed an unusual and valuable treasure.
Nonetheless, that fusiform weapon was too terrifying. It could even destroy the undying body of Monarch Hex Cricket and this black soil body of Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction. In the end, they had taken that unique treasure away.
“Do we have no other way?” Xue Ying was not willing to see this happen.
“Treasure spirit, if I employ the Black Gourd, will that Gu Qian Luo become stab me in the back?” Xue Ying transmitted.
“You can rest assured on this point. Firstly, that Gu Qian Luo’s injuries are severe. After selecting an aide, he will soon enter a deep slumber. Secondly, what existence is the Voidwalker? This protective treasure he refined will not be discovered that easily unless it is by someone on a similar level as the Voidwalker himself. Just this measly Ruler Gu Qian Luo will not be able to determine the true value of the treasure. He will only think that it is a more impressive and unusual treasure. Gu Qian Luo will not regard it as much. Furthermore, even if he wanted to snatch it away, he can’t. I will simply teleport back to that world where your disciple ‘Little Chong Seven’ is located in.”
“But I have to remind you, you have yet to refine the Black Gourd. If you use its power, you will be heavily injured…”
“Furthermore, you can only employ it once! You must also find the best opportunity to do so. Otherwise, the price of failure will be tremendous.” The treasure spirit reminded him.
Xue Ying understood this point.
“I’ll seek for it then.” Xue Ying transmitted back, “Do keep a look out for me too.”
Since he only had a single chance, he would be cautious.
Within the starry sky outside the Primal Chaos Flying Ship, the ten Rulers were watching from afar.
Bloody Ruler Nile said in a downcast manner, “Great Destruction has always been keeping it a secret. But his ability to hide his true body should be because of that strange treasure. It’s a pity that he still died despite using it. Even the strange treasure landed in the hands of the Ancestor Mother Religion.”
“The Ancestor Mother Religion also used that terrifying weapon of theirs.” Primal Master added.
Bloodshed God-Emperor was watching silently.
His judgment was concise.
He could see how sophisticated and mystical the refinement of that weapon was. Furthermore, it required a significant amount of energy. Under ordinary circumstances, it needed Rulers to transmit their power. As for the protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion, the energy they had should be insufficient. Thus, the venom-tailed girl should have used the energy she had in the jade green crystal stone.
This weapon had not been used despite the death of many apex protectors. Only when they were forced out of the red light region by Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction did they use it since they had no alternative! It was clear this weapon could not be reused temporarily in the short period.
‘It should be temporarily unusable in the short period after being employed once.’ Bloodshed God-Emperor thought, ‘Furthermore, Great Destruction has tried his best, yet to no avail. We can only rely on the final move.’
‘Whether it is victory or defeat, everything will be up to fate.’ Bloodshed God-Emperor thought. He then transmitted his orders–
“Mysterious North, use it.”
The moment Mysterious North Imperial Empress received the transmission, she took in a deep breath. She understood that this was the most critical moment.
“Devil Phoenix, Bamboo Mountain, Huo Cheng, Ripple Lady Planet Master, Brother Cheng Yi…” Mysterious North Imperial Empress transmitted out to eight other Paragons.
And the corresponding Paragons knew that what would be happening next because they had been pre-warned about it.
With the help of Devil Phoenix, Mysterious North Imperial Empress and the other eight Paragons gathered together. There was also a large piece of a circular stone plate forming underneath their feet. This stone plate contained an incomparably complex marking on it. Mysterious North Imperial Empress was located at the center, and the eight other Paragons were standing on each of the eight directions. They were informed about this circular stone plate array previously and had rehearsed on using it under a 10,000 times time-accelerated environment. The nine chosen were either apex Paragons, or Paragons specialized in using arrays. They were all chosen personally by Bloodshed God-Emperor.
The three Holy Protectors who had returned into the red light region, as well as other protectors, could not help but pay notice to this scene.
In the distant, the nine Paragons were floating in midair. The circular stone plate underneath their feet began lighting up. Golden markings also formed in the void. The markings were connecting to each other, creating a vast black vortex. The nine Paragons stood on the stone plate, and that was also where the eye of the vortex was.
The dark vortex was powerful. It enveloped a broad area and contained a power that displaced the expressions of the protectors.
With a teleport, the enormous black vortex appeared right where the red light region was located. It completely enveloped the red light region and the surrounding 500 kilometers. The three Holy Protectors and the group of protectors were all within.
“This vortex…” The protectors could feel a terrifying tearing force being exerted on their body by this vortex. The skin of several apex protectors was even being torn apart. They could not help but be horrified.
That black vortex was cruel and emotionless. That circular stone plate was emitting an ancient aura from its core. It was similar to the treasure which Primal Master had, though after being witnessed by Bloodshed God-Emperor, he adapted it into a unique array. After modifying it slightly, this new array could be operated by nine Paragons! As for using this array with a single person? It had a significant requirement on the realm and Paragons could barely do it, or so at least for Mysterious North Imperial Empress who had the highest attainment in arrays–she could not employ it.
Only when nine Paragons operated the array could its power be displayed. This was the most brutal move used by Bloodshed God-Emperor. They had no choice. Who let the foundation of the Cultivator Cosmos be so weak?
“Ah ah~” The apex protectors from the Ancestor Mother Religion attempted to escape, but the black vortex force was too strong. Their bodies were being ground. They could not escape from this attractive force.
Mysterious North Imperial Empress was cold. She was the central controller of this black vortex.
“Damn, damn, damn. We just dealt with Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction previously, and that treasure could not be used temporarily.” The venom-tailed girl and the other two Holy Protectors were feeling anxious. The three were struggling with all their strength but to no avail.
“Ah.” Many apex protectors were being torn apart; their bones were breaking. All of them revealed a look of unwillingness and of anxiety.
“Protector Qian, you must win for us!”
“We must win!”
“For the sake of the entire race, we must win!”
“Kill all these cultivators. Kill them all! Turn this into our cosmos.”
Many apex protectors were howling grievously. They were not afraid of death. They were only afraid of failing in the end. Because if they could not obtain the Primal Chaos Flying Ship, the chances of winning the final battle would be minute.
Amidst the howls, many apex protectors started disintegrating. The golden-haired monkey tried to keep them into his Cultivation Eden, yet the black vortex was rending space in the nearby region. Under this horrifying force, the Cultivation Eden could not absorb anything from outside.
“We are about to win!” Xue Ying and the rest were watching excitedly. Those apex protectors were dying one by one. Injuries were even gradually appearing on the bodies of golden-haired monkey and the muscular man with a wooden pole. Only the venom-tailed girl remained perfectly fine. However, with her current strength, she was still powerless against this attractive force produced by the black vortex.
“Kill all of them! If there is only a Holy Protector left, us Paragons will have an easier time.” Xue Ying and the rest were looking forward to it.
At the centermost core of the black vortex, above the stone plate, the nine Paragons were watching this scene.
“We must win!”
“Our people desire to live too! We must not lose.” Next came the furious howls from the dying apex protectors.
The roars echoed by their ears.
Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master heard this voice.
He looked down at the familiar figures.
‘Ancestor Mother?’ Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master thought.
Deep within his memory, he recalled something beautiful.
He was living with his parents, his little brother and little sister. He was a national hero then. Over time, he grew stronger and stronger. He was a cold, callous and mighty warrior. Over the extended period, he almost climbed to the peak of that cosmos, becoming one of the strongest apex protectors the Ancestor Mother Religion had. Yet the cosmos soon entered its final collapse. For the sake of survival, he decided to follow down this cosmos tunnel and ended up here.
He did not care about the danger and chose to reincarnate.
He lived on the mortal world within the material realm. After having a peaceful life with his parents, his teacher, disciple brothers, life and death brothers, he gradually grew up. He comprehended the law of the world. Soon, he regained his memories when he became a Deity. He found out about his previous life as a protector of the Ancestor Mother Religion. That gave him an edge in cultivation, turning it into something special–he was able to open a Dao when he was just a stage four World Deity.
Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master did not make contact with the Ancestor Mother Religion at all. For a long time, he felt that he was part of this Cultivator Cosmos.
Bloodshed God-Emperor treated him really well. He helped Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master all the way, hoping that he could break through.
Xue Ying, Pang Yi, and the others treated him sincerely. He also had a few other friends like Forefather Fierce Tyrant.
‘Your Majesty, Pang Yi, Fierce Tyrant, Dong Bo… I do not have many friends. I am afraid of befriending others because I am afraid this day would come. How I wished I could be part of this cosmos, but–’
‘I am ultimately…’
‘Part of the Ancestor Mother Religion Cosmos.’
‘If, if I had to make a decision.’
‘I… will choose to side with the hometown that brought me up!’ Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master’s eyes formed a bead of crystal tear, but it was evaporated the next moment. He extended his right hand, piercing it as if it was a blade into the body of Ripple Lady Planet Master next to him. Ripple Lady Planet Master who had always concentrated on refining weapons did not have a powerful physique. She could not resist this attack by Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master.
Her chest was directly pierced through.
Ripple Lady Planet Master turned towards Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master with aghast. Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master also looked at her composedly. The destructive thunder directly crushed her body into ashes right in front of his eyes…