Chapter 539: The Evil Transformation
As they watched these two living zombies grab Shentu Nantian, they began to feel pity for him. What was once a proud son of Heaven had succumbed to such a state where even his corpse could not rest in peace. His body had been exchanged by Shentu Jue for his own interests. It was quite sorrowful.
However, the world of warriors was cruel. To survive in the pugilistic world, it was necessary for them to abide to the rules.
As Shentu Nantian’s corpse had more and more influx of the black gas, his skin began to turn into a strange, blood red color. The redness increased in saturation until it covered all of his body.
The living zombie, which was emitting the black gas, knew that the time had come when he saw this. He began the final steps of the possession.
The two mysterious people had entered the Great Empress mystic realm to help the swarthy youth plot against the God Advent Tower. However, the God Advent Tower’s Item Spirit had activated the ancient Great Empress’ power, repelling the gigantic eye hidden within God Burial Abyss. Only then did she regain control of the God Advent Tower.
As a result, the two mysterious men and the swarthy youth had lost their protection.
The final outcome had the swarthy youth’s body destroyed by the God Advent Tower’s Item Spirit. His soul was also severely damaged before he was eventually killed by Yi Yun.
As for the two of them, their situation had been even worse. Before the Item Spirit entered her slumber, she had used the God Advent Tower’s restrictions to trap the two of them in a time seal so as to destroy them. However, it was unexpected that they would last to the point of the God Advent Tower losing all of its energy without dying.
Now, the bodies of the two of them was in a state of decay and on the verge of collapse. They were in an urgent need to change bodies, or else their Yin specter would slowly be drained of their spiritual energy, leading to their deaths.
After the black gas was fully emitted, the rotting body lost its final support and began to disintegrate. Its eyebrows had completely decayed, leaving only two dark eye sockets behind.
At the same time, Shentu Nantian, who had been possessed, slowly opened his eyes. There was a glimmer of light in his eyes.
However, the glimmer in these eyes was completely different from Shentu Nantian’s. It was one that was evil and sinister. It also meant that Shentu Nantian’s body had a new owner.
The revived “Shentu Nantian” clenched his fists as he tried to adapt to the new body.
There was a gaping hole in Shentu Nantian’s chest as his heart had been pierced through. However, he looked at it with a grim expression as if he did not mind at all.
The surrounding legendary figures of the Tian Yuan world could not help but gulp. What sort of figures were these zombie-like people? They could use such a heavily injured body after possession?
However, considering that they survived with bodies that were previously in an extremely rotten state, which were no different from a buried corpse, Shentu Nantian’s body with a pierced heart was much better.
“Shentu Nantian” grit his teeth as he looked at the Great Empress mystic realm’s entrance. Intense killing intent burned in his eyes. He had been trapped by the Item Spirit for tens of thousands of years, so his hatred for the Item Spirit was imaginable.
“Alright, it is over. We need to return and report this. The Great Empress’ inheritance has been inherited by that boy and girl. This matter is of great importance so we need to let the Divine Master know as soon as possible.”
The other living zombie used his Yuan Qi to transmit his voice. After he finished speaking, he chose another young elite’s corpse that had previously been killed by Yi Yun and Lin Xintong.
The deceased was at the Dao Seed realm. Although his talent was inferior to Shentu Nantian, the mysterious person could only make do with it due to extenuating circumstances.
He paid a sufficient price to buy the corpse and began the second round of possession.
The crowd present looked at each other. No one stopped them, including Shentu Jue. Although he originally suspected that Shentu Nantian’s death had something to do with these two living zombies, he did not plan to pursue the matter, for these two people were too strange. They gave him an ominous feeling.
The appearance of the two people and the gigantic eye that had appeared in the middle of God Burial Abyss, had cast a dark cloud over their hearts.
While the second mysterious person was finishing his possession process, no one knew that within the body of “Shentu Nantian”, a wisp of black colored energy was silently rising from within “Shentu Nantian”‘s dantian, and followed his broken meridians upwards.
This black colored energy was like a winding small snake. It silently swam towards the soul sea of “Shentu Nantian”.
The soul sea was where the Yin specter resided…
This silent black energy remained undetectable. It had already been lurking in Shentu Nantian’s body for a while. Previously, none of the Empyreal King Elders of the Shentu family clan were able to discover its presence.
However, if Yi Yun was here, he would be able to discover this black energy immediately.
It was the evil energy which Yi Yun had planted in Shentu Nantian’s body a year and a half ago!
This energy was extremely strange. Back at the relic trial, if not for Yi Yun’s Purple Crystal energy vision, he would not have been able to extract it from the Great Empress relic.
The evil energy back then had not matured. With the Purple Crystal, Yi Yun could easily control it.
Yi Yun had planted this evil energy in Shentu Nantian’s body purely out of evil intent. He wanted Shentu Nantian to suffer as well as shorten his lifespan.
Later on, in the Great Empress mystic realm, when Yi Yun met Shentu Nantian, he once again tried controlling the evil energy with the Purple Crystal. It still remained viable.
Later one, when Shentu Nantian was killed by Yi Yun, Yi Yun no longer focused on the evil energy within Shentu Nantian’s body.
Yi Yun did not realize anything special about that energy. After all, it had only survived in the Great Empress relic. And the Great Empress relic was refined by the Shentu family clan according to the Great Empress recipe. It was unlikely that the evil energy would be extremely powerful, no matter how highly ranked the recipe was.
However, the fact was that one of the bones, amongst the materials used by the Shentu family clan to refine the Great Empress relic, came from the Great Empress mystic realm…
The Shentu family clan did not know that this black looking and half-decayed bone, which was placed beside the Great Empress recipe, was a mysterious, ancient evil bone…
At that moment, “Shentu Nantian” was watching his companion taking possession of the corpse. He was standing guard.
All of a sudden, he felt a faint chill. This chill made his heart skip a beat. He focused and tried to probe for the origin of the chill with his perception. However… He failed to detect anything. The chill had already disappeared, as if it had never existed.
“Shentu Nantian” frowned. His probe was to no avail, so he could only explain it away as him not adapting well to the new body.
After all, he was extremely weak due to the severe injuries caused by the time seal and him possessing a new body. He lacked the ability to detect the attack of the evil energy.
This evil energy silently entered where his soul resided. Its body began to split up into numerous thin filaments as it took root inside the soul sea, as it began to slowly grow.
It was like a sprouting seed. It was still very weak, but before long, it would be able to devour everything within the soul sea…