Chapter 1678: A Hundred Years
Spring passed, summer went by, and autumn came. At Yi Yun’s realm, it was nothing odd for him to seclude himself in cultivation for centuries. For the two patriarchs of Heaven Fey City, it was quite common for their seclusions to use units of ten thousand years.
Yi Yun was undergoing one of the longest seclusions of his life.
He did not keep track of time, only being aware that the moist mud walls of the cave he was in had turned dry with time. Later on, due to the nourishing of the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, the sand gradually turned into Chaos Ores.
Yi Yun’s cave abode had already turned crystalline and would soon turn into a tiny mineral vein.
In the future, Yi Yun would leave behind some array formations and incomplete manuals here when he left. Then, far into the future, this cave abode would turn into a land of opportunity.
Perhaps tens of thousands of years later, someone would find this place by chance and inherit Yi Yun’s heritage. Although the items he left would be trivial to him, it was enough to improve the conditions of some poor geniuses.
Years ago, Yi Yun had developed his strength bit by bit in the same way.
During the seclusion, Yi Yun and Jiang Xiaorou naturally did not undergo much change. However, Lin Xintong was different. As she cultivated in the Grand Reincarnation Technique, her originally fifteen-year-old appearance had matured into that of a tall, elegant lady.
After continuous cultivation, Yi Yun internalized all sixteen Myriad Form Shura Pills. The energies in him reached a peak state as his foundation and laws turned completely robust.
However, he was still at the half-step Godly Monarch realm.
It was not easy, even for Yi Yun, to break the shackles that prevented a human from attaining godhood.
“Yi Yun, you have spent about a hundred years in seclusion.”
Bai Yueyin’s voice suddenly sounded in Yi Yun’s soul sea.
“Has it been a hundred years… Time sure passes quickly.”
Yi Yun took a deep breath as he stood up from a meditative position.
After Yi Yun made the Heavenly Dao a part of him, his understanding of the Heavenly Dao had been enhanced. He had fully blocked the tracing mark the Ancestor God had left in him. For now, he was still safe.
As such, Yi Yun did not wish to exit seclusion for the time being. If he left, he had to face the pursuit of the Chaos Heavens’ Celestials.
“Sis Xiaorou, the deadline of my agreement with the ancient Heaven Fey is approaching. You will have to go and take the Myriad Form Shura Pills back with you,” Yi Yun said to Jiang Xiaorou.
“Alright, Yun’er.” Jiang Xiaorou nodded. Having been in seclusion for so long, her strength had long improved. Now, it was not a given that an expert from the older generation like Rain Numinous could defeat her easily.
Jiang Xiaorou stored away the fifty Myriad Form Shura Pills and just as she was about to leave the cave abode, Yi Yun’s heart palpitated. He looked up and over, sending his senses through the cave abode when he saw a group of human warriors flying through his array formation.
The group of people wore luxurious but damaged clothes. They were injured and they looked rather pathetic.
Their cultivation levels weren’t high and they were even fleeing without any direction in mind. Naturally, they had no way to detect the array formation which Yi Yun had set up.
“Imperial Uncle, how’s your injury? We can’t keep escaping. Why don’t we hide here? If we set up a convergence array and fool them, we can go west and escape into the Great West Nation,” a youth wearing a robe embroidered with a python said. He wore a crown and although he wasn’t old, he already had an air of supremacy.
The person he was speaking to was a long-faced middle-aged man. His face was darkened and his aura weak. Apparently, his body was plagued by demonic auras.
Yi Yun was taken aback. This fleeing group was from the royal family?
On careful thought, when Yi Yun chose the nameless mountain range to build his cave abode, he had a vague idea that it was part of the Taiyue Nation’s territory.
He swept with his perception and indeed, he found a dark golden token on the youth’s waist. On it were the words “Taiyue.”
Could these people be the Taiyue Nation’s royal family?
As he looked at the crown on the youth’s head, even if he wasn’t a king, he was likely a crown prince.
Although the Taiyue Nation wasn’t a strong nation, it definitely had the immense heritage to establish itself in the Chaos Heavens. Typically, such a dynasty could last tens to hundreds of thousands of years without a problem.
Now, from the looks of it, the crown prince and imperial uncle were being pursued like wretches. It was likely that the Taiyue Nation was on the brink of collapsing.
What happened to this faction that should have continued on for a long period of time?
Yi Yun was intrigued, but he wasn’t planning on being a busybody.
The changing of dynasties was extremely normal.
There was nothing right or wrong, just a conflict between interests.
However… when Yi Yun continued radiating his perception outwards, he was astounded.
He saw… demonic servants!
Large numbers of demonic servants were flying over from afar like locusts. It was an uncountable number!
The Celestial’s demonic servants?
Yi Yun was taken aback. The Celestials had a low population and although they reigned supreme in the Chaos Heavens, it was rare to actually see a Celestial.
Typically, the Celestials would send demonic servants to complete anything they wanted.
The number of Celestial demonic servants was terrifying. It was something no race could compare with.
Although the demonic servants were powerful, the Taiyue Nation was a human kingdom. Why would they destroy a human kingdom?
Yi Yun knitted his brows slightly.
The Celestials had power over the Chaos Heavens, but they did not take the initiative to annihilate other races. In fact, although there was animosity among the various races in the Chaos Heavens, all of them avoided battle for no one could bear the consequences of war.
No matter how powerful the Celestials were, they would be in for a tragedy if they infuriated everyone else and caused the other races to join forces against them.
Yi Yun would not have found it odd if the Taiyue Nation had been wiped out by a human faction. However, there was something amiss about the situation if they were being pursued by demonic servants.
With this suspicion in mind, Yi Yun spread out his perception further.
From the direction the demonic servants came from, Yi Yun saw numerous destroyed cities. The demonic servants had left a path of destruction in their wake…
Had the Celestials declared war on the humans?
At that moment, the people from the Taiyue Nation also sensed that the demonic servants were chasing right behind them.
The middle-aged man, who was addressed as Imperial Uncle, wore a rueful expression as he said, “I can’t last much longer. Leave first. I’ll stay behind. Perhaps, I can still stall for some time.”
“Imperial Uncle, you mustn’t do so. Even if we need to stall for time, I should be the one doing it. I’m our country’s crown prince. I’m already a good-for-nothing who has failed to protect my people. I should be the one stepping forward at this time…” said the crown prince seriously.
“No, you still have many citizens stored within your body’s world. They as well as you are the seeds of our Taiyue Nation. You have to escape.”
The middle-aged man’s face suddenly had an abnormal ruddiness to it as his aura suddenly rose. He obviously planned on making an internecine sacrifice.
The crown prince and company wore looks of anguish. They had already sacrificed too much to escape this far.
And at that moment, they could see a large swath of black clouds far into the distance that nearly blotted out half the sky.
It was no cloud, but demonic servants!
Upon seeing so many demonic servants, the hearts of the Taiyue Nation royal family sank.
Even if the middle-aged man rushed over and self-destructed, it would be nothing more than a spark. It would not be of any help…
The middle-aged man said with a look of grief. “I suppose our Taiyue Nation will be completely destroyed today…”
At that moment, the suddenly felt the space around them warp.
An array formation?
Following that, they saw a huge green demon appear in the air!
Their expressions changed drastically as the behemoth’s aura was terrifying. When did their Taiyue Nation ever have such a demonic behemoth?
It did not seem to be associated with the demonic servants due to its completely different aura.
They never expected that their blind escape would end up with them entering a demon’s array formation.
“Whatever. Rather than die at the hands of demonic servants, I’d rather feed this demon…” the middle-aged man said with a sigh.
But immediately, they realized that the demon did not even spare them a glance when it appeared. Instead, it turned towards the demonic servants in excitement.
“Hahahaha! Let me have a face off with all of you!”
Poison Demon bared its fangs and swiped its claws as it charged towards the demonic servants!
Dense power blasted out from Poison Demon as it widened its mouth and devoured a huge swath of demonic servants.
In front of it, the demonic servants were unable to put up any resistance.
Poison Demon was excited. During the battle between Yi Yun and the Luo King, it had failed to contribute much. For that, Poison Demon brooded and was eager to find an opportunity to prove itself.
Now, although it was facing demonic servants of low caliber, the numbers were terrifying. To wipe them all out was not a simple task. Of course, only something of difficulty accentuated its value.
At that moment, Poison Demon widened its mouth as an aura that resembled hell emanated and enveloped the demonic servants in layers.
It was already an independent world that no demonic servant was capable of escaping.
“Eat! Eat! Eat!”
Poison Demon’s body rapidly swelled like a huge toad that jumped into a pit of worms. The ferocious demonic servants had no means of resisting.
Outside Poison Demon’s barrier, the Taiyue Nation warriors were in a daze. What sort of monster was the fellow who suddenly appeared? It was too powerful.
They knew that among the demonic servants, a number of them were demonic generals, which even Royal Sealed Divine Lords did not have an advantage over.
And at that moment, all they felt was a sudden change in scenery. The lush primordial forest and mountains vanished. Even the carnage between the demon and the demonic servants was gone.
For some baffling reason, they had been sent into a spacious cave.
It was dark and quiet, a place rich in Heaven Earth Yuan Qi. The surrounding stone pillars were lined with Chaos Ores, but they had no idea where they were.
At that moment, a black-robed youth appeared in front of the crowd. They failed to sense any Yuan Qi fluctuations from him, as though he was a mortal. But for some reason, they felt like they were facing the expansive cosmos when facing him. He was so enigmatic that he left people fearful and reverent.
The black-robed youth was none other than Yi Yun.
He did not mind exposing his cave abode. After all, with so many demonic servants dead, he could no longer stay in the Taiyue Nation.
The middle-aged man was enlightened as he immediately bowed down. “Senior, thank you for saving my life. I’m Tai Yuankun.”
“There’s no need.” Yi Yun waved his hand indifferently. “Tell me what happened. Why did the Celestials invade your Taiyue Nation? It did nothing to deserve the Celestials’ action against it, right?”