Chapter 959: Surprises at every bend
As he looked at the shattered spirit cruiser, Supremacy Gulan’s expression was extremely ugly. The Third Imperial Uncle had assigned him a task to protect Yi Yun from any harm. Furthermore, it was already unprecedented for a Supremacy to protect a Heaven Ascension realm junior, but even so, something untoward had happened.
The main reason was the mightiness of the Fey Phantasm Sect. The Luo clan’s Supremacies could be count with one’s fingers, while the Fey Phantasm Sect’s Supremacies that the Luo clan knew about numbered approximately fifteen. There were others that the Luo clan did not even know about at all.
The Fey Phantasm Sect could easily send two Supremacies to assassinate Yi Yun, while the Luo clan’s Supremacies had to stay behind to protect the royal capital.
Supremacy Gulan felt ashamed to return to the Luo clan. Just as he felt disheartened, he suddenly sensed something. He was surprised to discover that in the chaotic spatial storms, there was a bright glimmer of light floating about. It seemed like it was about to be sucked into the spatial turbulence.
Supremacy Gulan had his hopes lifted as he suddenly took a step forward to grasp the glimmer of light.
The point of light flew over, and it was a… small pagoda tower!
The small tower was about two inches tall, and it shimmered with a dark golden sheen. It was obvious that it was an extraordinary item.
It was a Supremacy’s attack, but the tower was not destroyed?
Could it be…
Supremacy Gulan held his breath, and at that moment, a weak beam of light flew out of the tower. As it spun in the air, it finally took on the form of Yi Yun. His face was pale and his body was drenched in sweat. As for the tower, it flew into Yi Yun’s body at that moment and vanished.
What a close call. He had been teetering on the brink of life and death!
Yi Yun’s energy was all depleted and he had suffered a huge loss in lifeblood. But at that critical juncture, he used the God Advent Tower to withstand Daoist You Ming’s final strike!
A Supremacy’s attack was extremely horrifying! Even if Yi Yun had broken through another major cultivation realm, he would not be able to withstand it, let alone his present self.
Thankfully, he had the God Advent Tower.
Ever since he came to the 12 Empyrean Heavens, Yi Yun had never used the God Advent Tower. After all, the God Advent Tower was a legacy item of the Azure Yang Lord.
A legacy item of a Divine Lord was obviously extraordinary in power. Unfortunately, the God Advent Tower was not powered by a Divine Lord. With Yi Yun’s present strength, the power that the God Advent Tower could use was greatly limited with his control. Thankfully, the God Advent Tower had a protective array with it. Back in the lower realm, these arrays were unable to show their effectiveness due to the lack of energy.
And upon coming to the 12 Empyrean Heavens, with the availability of a large number of World Stones as an energy source, Yi Yun had long recharged the God Advent Tower’s arrays to their maximum.
The strike from Daoist You Ming had nearly depleted all of the stored energy in the God Advent Tower’s defensive arrays!
In one breath, he had burnt nearly two hundred thousand World Stones!
Thankfully, Yi Yun was wealthy. Disregarding everything else, just the gifts that were sent to his viscount residence after he defeated Chi Zhuiyun had given him a great deal of wealth.
Without mentioning the relics and other treasures, he received about eight to nine hundred thousand World Stones. And amongst them, there were quite a number of superior World Stones.
Yi Yun did not think that the gifts would play an important role, and with more World Stones, they were just a number. However, he never expected that the gifts were able to save him at that moment in time.
Indeed, it was best to have more wealth.
Yi Yun felt a lingering fear. Thanks to a treasure like the God Advent Tower and his massive wealth, he had managed to survive an attack of a Supremacy.
“Yi Yun, are you alright?” Supremacy Gulan did not ask further as he reached his hand out to feel Yi Yun’s meridians and sent pulses of energy to probe Yi Yun’s body to examine him thoroughly. When he realized that Yi Yun was fine other than being severely drained of his energy, he heaved a sigh of relief.
But at the same time, he gave Yi Yun an incredulous look. He knew that Yi Yun’s survival was not because of his own strength, but because of that tiny tower.
That tiny tower was so impressive?
Just from the looks of it, Supremacy Gulan could not glean the history of the God Advent Tower that had been shrunk an unknown number of times. After all, the Azure Yang Lord was a figure that existed about forty to fifty million years ago.
When the Azure Yang Lord reigned in the Yang God Empyrean Heaven, Supremacy Gulan’s great-grandfather had yet to be born. In addition to the Yang God Empyrean Heaven being so far from the Ten Thousand Fey Empyrean Heaven, Supremacy Gulan obviously could not recognize the God Advent Tower, even if he was very knowledgeable.
However, there was no doubt in the God Advent Tower’s value.
“Elder Shi, Elder Duanmu, how are the both of you?” Supremacy Gulan looked at the two Luo Divine Hall Elders that had been severely injured by Daoist You Ming. After he verified that Yi Yun was fine, Supremacy Gulan went to treat the two Elders’ injuries.
“I won’t die.” Elder Shi waved his hand. However, as he spoke, blood seeped out from the corners of his mouth.
“You… burned your blood essence. Even your meridians are damaged!” Supremacy Gulan frowned.
The two Elders, especially Elder Shi, were severely injured.
Daoist You Ming’s attacks were extremely vicious. His attacks could drain his opponents of their lifeblood, and with Elder Shi burning his blood essence and having his lifeblood drained, he was immediately feeling a deficit of energy and blood.
“There was no other way. If I didn’t burn my blood essence, I probably wouldn’t even last a few seconds.” Elder Shi said with a wry smile. He indulged in self-mockery, “I’m getting old and I am on a decline. I’m getting more and more useless!”
“Senior Shi… ” Yi Yun’s voice sounded guilt-stricken. If not for him, would Elder Shi be in such a state?
And Elder Duanmu had mentioned that Elder Shi had come out to regulate his mood and mind. Elder Shi was about to enter reclusion to his death, and with the hopes of him breaking through to become a Supremacy being slim already, now with the current situation of him suffering a deficit in lifeblood, the chances of him breaking through to become a Supremacy by entering a death reclusion were even slimmer!
“It’s fine. A warrior’s cultivation depends on himself, but success or failure depends on the heavens. Regardless of the outcome, it’s my choice. If it is really impossible, I will choose to give up.” Elder Shi sighed. He knew that if he continued to forcefully stay in reclusion, the chances of succeeding in becoming a Supremacy were extremely low. However, he would feel indignant if he did not attempt it!
Yi Yun fell silent. He no longer spoke as he looked at Elder Shi.
There was no way to express his gratitude towards such a large matter. Yi Yun took a note of the two Elders who had risked their lives to save him.
In his lifetime, he would definitely repay the debt. If he really became a peerless warrior, he could even help Elder Duanmu and Elder Shi become Supremacies!
At that moment…
Shoo! Shoo! Shoo!
The people from the Oracle Fey Kingdom arrived. They were previously situated very far away, and with the energy storms distorting space, they were only vaguely aware of what had happened. They were extremely astonished to see that Yi Yun had managed to survive an attack of a Supremacy?
Was it a life-protecting charm?
A number of them had seen Yi Yun and Chi Zhuiyun’s battle. They knew that Yi Yun had once used a broken sword in that battle, and that broken sword was an impressive treasure.
“Yi Yun.” Elder Shi coughed as he wiped his mouth. His voice sounded old and hoarse. “You have revealed some of your treasures this time. In the Luo clan, the Third Imperial Uncle and His Majesty, Emperor Luo, would give you their backing, so no one would snatch your opportunities. But when you are away from the Luo clan, you have to be careful. However, it’s thankful that it wouldn’t be a problem for you to become Felicitous Rain Lord’s in-name disciple this time at the Oracle Fey Kingdom. Once you become a Divine Lord’s in-name disciple, no one will have their sights on you.”
Elder Shi was very curious about the tower’s history, but he did not probe any further. The tower was extraordinary. Thankfully, it was only an artifact. To Supremacies, the most valuable treasures were ones that directly augmented themselves, such as top cultivation techniques, Ancient Fey bones, or treasures that extended their lives. External items like weapons and artifacts were not enough to make Supremacies go crazy for them.
In fact, even if Yi Yun had acquired an impressive legacy, it was already amazing for him to walk this far with his own strength.
Only a genius with providence shining down on him could mature. Without enough of providence’s grace, not only would there be a lack of opportunities, just one’s growth process might be cut short with death.