Chapter 1513: Demon Wraith Token
Time passed as Primordial Chaos Daolord entered an ethereal state. He expended his soul’s strength and used his Earth Visual Heaven Auditory mystic art once more.
Primordial Chaos Daolord had cast this mystic art back when he was searching for Yi Yun. Earth Visual Heaven Auditory dealt partial damage to his psyche, and it also drained quite a sizable amount of his Yuan Qi.
But through the Earth Visual Heaven Auditory, everything in the array formation turned extremely clear.
Primordial Chaos Daolord’s perception could reach deep into every corner of the array.
“It’s indeed a dead array…”
Primordial Chaos Daolord could vaguely sense that there was a terrifying array formation embedded within the Chaos Gem mineral vein. The array formation seemed to be endless in nature. Just a brief moment of contact with the array made Primordial Chaos Daolord feel shaken.
What was this array?
Primordial Chaos Daolord did not know, but he could guess that it had to be guarding something impressive deep within the Chaos Gem mineral vein!
The thing that was hindering his advancement was not the massive array formation, but a dead array that was set up in the outer periphery of the mineral vein.
The person who set up the dead array had extremely terrifying strength. It reached a state that even left Primordial Chaos Daolord afraid as the array still had the person’s remnant aura. Even if it was an aura that had not been accidentally left behind, it was enough to leave one stunned.
The person who had set up the array was powerful, but the array formation itself was already a spent force. It did not pose much of a threat.
Perhaps the massive array had been casually set up by the mighty figure hundreds of millions of years ago without much scrupulous attention. And with the passage of time, the array formation was in almost complete shambles.
“Such an array can’t stop me!”
Primordial Chaos Daolord’s eyes glowed as beads of sweat dripped down his forehead. The mysterious identity of the expert made Primordial Chaos Daolord agitated. He guessed that the mysterious expert might have left behind something impressive within the cave!
After he activated the Earth Visual Heaven Auditory, an hour passed and Primordial Chaos Daolord had expended a great deal of strength. The Chaos Gem mineral vein’s ground was beginning to quake slightly as fine cracks appeared.
“Oh? From the looks of it, this ancient array… won’t last much longer.” Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness sighed. The array formation outside the stone chamber had indeed experienced too much time. In addition, the person who had set up the array had only done so as a temporary measure. Now, this ancient array could no longer stop Primordial Chaos Daolord.
“I never expected that this person’s Primordial Chaos laws would be at this level of attainment.”
Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness had planned on using the array formation to trap them for quite some time, but he never expected Primordial Chaos Daolord’s insight into the Primordial Chaos laws to be so impressive. Therefore, the amount of time they were trapped was shorter than his expectations.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
As the cracks in the ground kept increasing in number, the sound of the ground slowly tearing apart was heard.
At that moment, a fierce glint flashed in Primordial Chaos Daolord’s eyes. A long saber appeared in his hand as it suddenly ignited with a crackling red flame. The flame did not have any temperature, but it exuded a heretic aura.
Primordial Chaos Daolord cleaved down at the ground, and immediately, a terrifying saber beam sliced deep down into the cracks.
Instantly, the ground seemed to be illuminated by red light as it suffused a faint crimson glow, as though it had been dyed with blood.
At that moment, an explosion sounded from underground. The array’s empty core had been shattered by Primordial Chaos Daolord’s strike.
“I’ve cracked it!”
Primordial Chaos Daolord was overjoyed. Following that, Primordial Chaos Daolord and Fire Cloud Divine Lord immediately felt the pressure ease. The surroundings revealed their true nature as if an aqueous mirror had been shattered.
They realized that they had not taken more than a few steps after stepping in. They had been been hoodwinked by the array formation, and had been kept stagnant in the same spot.
After cracking the array formation, Primordial Chaos Daolord and Fire Cloud Divine Lord did not hesitate to rush towards the hill.
Now that the ancient array had been removed, Yi Yun’s death was nigh.
At the moment the array formation was cracked, Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness sighed.
“I’ve been in slumber for so long, and my injuries have only been worsening. I never imagined that I would get to a state where I can’t even take hold of such a situation.”
Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness’s words had a tone of disappointment. As a Godly Monarch, he had once held control of vast galaxies, but now his injuries were too grave. His body was heavily damaged and even most of his soul was actually still in slumber. Only a wisp of his consciousness was awake. He had too little strength left.
If he still had the Azure Lamp of Time, he could still use some of its power, but he had already given it to Yi Yun.
“Although I’m already a waning force, I will not make it easy for the both of you to find this place,” thought Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness. He did not wish to disturb Yi Yun for his strength was increasing at a rapid pace. Every additional minute Yi Yun cultivated would enhance his strength greatly.
Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness took a deep breath. His soul force slowly fused into the walls.
At present, every sliver of strength used by Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness shortened his lifespan.
“Oh? We appear to have sunken into a time vortex.”
Fire Cloud Divine Lord was extremely sensitive towards time laws. He could sense that the surrounding flow of time had been slowed down. Although they looked like they were walking normally, they were actually progressing at a snail’s pace.
“It doesn’t feel like an ancient array formation. Is someone secretly doing something to hinder us? Could it be that punk?”
Fire Cloud Divine Lord pricked up his brows, but he felt that the nomological aura was different from Yi Yun’s. The laws were ancient and distant, as though they had crossed over from the vast river of time.
“Could there be someone else here?”
Primordial Chaos Daolord suddenly took one step forward as his eyes shimmered.
“So it’s a time barrier…”
Primordial Chaos Daolord sensed that someone had trapped them using a time barrier. He immediately struck out with his palm, and winds howled as a result. However, a faint blast of light flashed across the barrier, diverting his force, preventing him from cracking it.
Primordial Chaos Daolord stared coldly at the deep and dark passageway. He knew that Yi Yun was at the end of the passageway, along with the treasure.
“Fire Cloud, attack together with me,” said Primordial Chaos Daolord as he shot a glance at Fire Cloud Divine Lord.
With the treasure right in front of him, Primordial Chaos Daolord was obviously going to avoid expending all his strength by himself.
Fire Cloud Divine Lord curbed his patience and took his partner’s side. Immediately a raging flame ignited in between his hands.
The barrier that did not appear firm to Primordial Chaos Daolord and Fire Cloud Divine Lord, and even looked like it was quickly cracking under their combined forces. But in fact, the barrier did not crack in any way.
Unknowingly, their fervent blasts had gone on for an hour. The barrier looked like it was about to crack, but remained firm and resilient.
“Hmph! Who the hell is doing this?”
Primordial Chaos Daolord lost his patience for he sensed that the person controlling the time barrier was not very strong. In fact, it could be said that he was very weak!
But strangely, he was very familiar with the worldly array that permeated the area. Using the might of the area, he had sealed both Fire Cloud Divine Lord and Primordial Chaos Daolord.
“I don’t care who you are. Since you have a death wish, don’t blame me.”
Primordial Chaos gritted his teeth as he took out a black talisman from his interspatial ring. The talisman emanated a black mist with wraith-like auras!
Fire Cloud Divine Lord’s pupils constricted when he saw the talisman. He could sense that the talisman contained power that appeared like an abyssal hell. It seemed to contain an ancient demon within.
The talisman was clearly an important treasure. Yet, it was now being used by Primordial Chaos Daolord on this barrier.
The corners of Primordial Chaos Daolord’s mouth twitched a few times. Clearly, he was extremely unwilling to use it, but he also couldn’t afford to be reserved at this juncture in time.
With a clear cry, the talisman transformed into a black beam of light and shot into the barrier!
The barrier was instantly penetrated by the talisman that seemed to possess life of its own. It sank into the hill’s walls like a black venomous snake filled with bloodlust!
“What? This talisman, could it be… a Demon Wraith Token!?”
Inside the walls, Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness’s expression changed the moment he saw the black beam of light. In ancient times, the eight Godly Monarchs had fought the Ancestor God, and the Ancestor God had many demonic servants from the abyssal world.
The Ancestor God had refined the most loyal and powerful demonic servants into demon wraiths. After sealing them in runic marks, they would be used at opportune moments to kill his enemies.
Even Godly Monarchs were very careful against Demon Wraith Tokens. Any slight mishap could result in severe injuries or even death!
Primordial Chaos Daolord had actually managed to obtain one of the Demon Wraith Tokens that the Ancestor God did not use back then. Although Primordial Chaos Daolord might not have even known the origins of the Demon Wraith Token and how the Demon Wraith Token had been greatly weakened after hundreds of millions of years, it was still not something the heavily injured Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness could withstand.
He had only barely trapped Primordial Chaos Daolord by using the forces of the worldly might. He had little true strength left, and so was unable to withstand the demon wraith’s assault.
The moment the Demon Wraith entered the hill’s wall, it pounced straight for Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness!
In a way, demon wraiths and the Ancient Godly Monarchs were nemeses! If it was a talisman created by future descendants, Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness might have been capable of attenuating it. However, when it came to this demon wraith, it was like a shark that smelt blood the moment it sensed an Ancient Godly Monarch’s aura. It charged straight for Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness, rendering all his concealment techniques useless.
The demon wraith plunged straight into Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness’s body. With a grunt, the fire in his soul became like a candle in the wind, on the verge of extinguishing at any moment.
“It’s fate…” Godly Monarch River of Forgetfulness revealed a bitter smile.
“The barrier’s strength has weakened!” Primordial Chaos Daolord said ferociously. He knew that the ancient talisman had been effective. He drew his saber again and, as flames of anger arose in his eyes, he cleaved down suddenly!
The saber flash was unrelenting. It slashed down at the barrier with a whistle, and after the barrier shook several times, it finally produced a cracking sound as a fracture appeared.
Upon seeing this, Primordial Chaos Daolord had a look of delight.
He glanced at Fire Cloud Divine Lord. “Are you still trying to hold back?”
Fire Cloud Divine Lord snorted as a weapon also appeared in his hand. It was a fiery red whip that was not even three feet in length. It was made of red feathers, weaved from several fire-elemental natural treasures. Fire Cloud Divine Lord called it the Fire God Whip.
When he lashed out with the Fire God Whip, it felt like heavenly flames were descending. The burning flames immediately enveloped the barrier. The burning heatwave blanketed the area as a strange glint flashed in Primordial Chaos Daolord’s eyes. Fire Cloud Divine Lord had improved quite considerably over the years!