Chapter 550: Sealed World
Jian Qingyang was defeated. When a son of Heaven appeared in an invincible form, defeating opponent after opponent, the countless amounts of praise and worship he accrued would completely collapse the moment he was defeated. People inevitably said things like “Jian Qingyang was not that great after all” in private.
A person, who accomplished nothing all his life, would be praised by others whenever he became a hero or accomplished a feat.
However, a person, who was already a top hero at his peak, would only be met with derisive ridicule after being defeated and humiliated.
People were accustomed to celebrating a failure’s victory, but they could not tolerate a constant winner’s failure.
Furthermore, Jian Qingyang’s defeat was too tragic. He had been defeated by the Fey race, and he has lost the glory that belonged to the Human race.
Jian Qingyang dragged his wounded body away from the battlefield. As a failure, he could not wash away the humiliation even if he died to atone for his failure.
He had lost his position as Azure Yang Lord and his glory. He was severely injured and his meridians were mostly destroyed. His cultivation level had also dropped drastically, and he still needed to endure the betrayal of the woman he loved the most…
Jian Qingyang has reached the lowest point in his life.
Although he was still the Great Qian country’s Sacred Emperor, he never returned to it.
He left and wandered alone.
In the past, Jian Qingyang had a wide circle of friends, with numerous people receiving favors from him.
Cultivation techniques, elixirs, fiefs, cultivation caves… He had given out countless treasures, but after Jian Qingyang’s misfortune, the friends from his past subconsciously chose to alienate him…
Although, these friends also seem to express concern for Jian Qingyang, their wandering eyes and repeated words that did not commit to anything made Jian Qingyang realize that it was time for him to leave.
When he provided grace to others, he had never expected anything in return. Furthermore, they could not help him either.
However, he never expected that the fickleness of human nature would reach such a point.
Jian Qingyang did not grieve over this, all he did was sigh…
Maybe, his life had been too smooth. It was so smooth that he had lost his way amidst the glory. Only up to then, when he suffered a serious setback, did he jerk awake from his foggy mist.
He found a quiet place to meditate and heal himself. His injuries were too severe that even cracks appeared on his Dao foundation. It took him several decades before he managed to join up his broken Dao foundation and meridians. However, his strength failed to restore to its peak.
Coming so far, he recalled of a place that allowed him to go so far, the Sinkhole.
The Sinkhole had existed for so long that it could no longer be verified. Legends said that the Sinkhole was actually a broken universe.
It was a broken world left behind when their present world’s nomological Ancestor Gods were annihilated.
It was vast, so vast that it stretched across all 12 Empyrean Heavens.
In the Sinkhole, space-time was in chaos. Even the strongest figures would easily be lost deep in the Sinkhole.
However, there were still many warriors of the 12 Empyrean Heavens who explored the Sinkhole as it was too large and too hidden. It existed from primordial times until then, with many reclusive figures opening up immortal caves in the Sinkhole. There were plenty of treasures that were nurtured from the absorption of the worldly essence under the Sinkhole’s exotic environment.
Hence, it was very easy to obtain opportunities by adventuring in the Sinkhole.
Previously when Jian Qingyang went missing, he had obtained the “Yang God Manual”, the “Nine Nether Sacred Manual” and the broken sword tip.
Jian Qingyang returned back to the Sinkhole, hoping to seek the opportunities he might have missed out upon.
However, he never expected that he would end up lost in the chaotic space in the realm.
Back then, he was able to exit the mystic realm, but now the laws governing it had changed, so he could no longer find his way back!
Getting lost in the Sinkhole was extremely dangerous. Since ancient times, unknown numbers of heroic figures from the 12 Empyrean Heavens were trapped to death in the Sinkhole as they got lost!
Jian Qingyang was facing a similar problem, but he did not despair. After experiencing tumultuous ups and downs, Jian Qingyang’s attitude was already completely different from before.
He searched for an exit in the chaotic space, but he failed to find one. However, he managed to find something that astonished him.
It was a world that was sealed.
And that world was… the world that contained the Tian Yuan continent!
Yi Yun was following Jian Qingyang’s will all the way until this point. At the moment Jian Qingyang crossed into this world’s entrance, for some reason, the long dream state abruptly came to an end, waking Yi Yun up from his silence!
Yi Yun gasped heavily. He felt a terrible migraine appear as his body was covered in cold sweat.
This dream was very long. It was so long that he felt like he was experiencing the life of Jian Qingyang himself!
“Yang God Manual”… “Nine Nether Sacred Manual”… So those two supreme mystic technique’s remnant manuals were obtained by Jian Qingyang from the Sinkhole. Later on, they were given to the ancient Great Empress, allowing her to create the “Great Empress Heart Sutra”.
And that rusty sword tip!
It was immediately apparent to Yi Yun that the broken sword tip that Jian Qingyang had obtained was the other part of the Pure Yang Sword Palace’s owner’s broken sword!
The sword had been broken into two pieces. He had obtained the portion with the hilt, while Jian Qingyang obtained the other half.
Yi Yun took the broken sword out of his interspatial ring subconsciously. The rust covered the sword as if it was stained with the blood of gods.
This sword was extremely mysterious. After Jian Qingyang obtained the broken sword, he later chanced upon the Tian Yuan world. That was clearly not a coincidence.
However, Yi Yun never expected that the Tian Yuan world was sealed in the Sinkhole.
A large world was sealed just like that?
Yi Yun did not have any idea about the person who sealed this world. He thought of the owner of the Pure Yang Sword Palace…
If it was the Pure Yang Sword Palace’s owner, then leaving the other half of the broken sword in this sealed world was not surprising.
This also explained why Jian Qingyang’s sword move in the disk array he obtained in the first level of the God Advent Tower contained the charm of the Pure Yang Sword Palace’s owner’s attack.
Because of the existence of the broken sword, both their sword moves could be said to share the same strain.
This also allowed Yi Yun to easily succeed while trying to understand Jian Qingyang’s sword move.
“The Azure Yang Lord sure is a tragic figure… ”
Yi Yun shook his head. As Yi Yun had experienced the Azure Yang Lord’s life, the betrayal the Azure Yang Lord experienced as well as the failure in his battle against Sha Hongxue were all felt by him. The doom and despair he felt were enough to cause a person with a weak will to commit suicide.
However, the Azure Yang Lord managed to bear it all. Not only did he do so, a few decades after his recovery, he could even gain enlightenment, returning back to his unrestrained character.
Such a hero was rare in this world.
However, there was still an obsession the Azure Yang Lord had that he could not let go for life. He wanted to know why Bai Yueyin betrayed him…