Chapter 1679: Unforeseen Circumstances
“Senior, you are absolutely right. To the Celestials, my Taiyue Nation is nothing.” Tai Yuankun remained prostrated. Behind him were the Taiyue Nation’s crown prince and subjects who also prostrated themselves. “The ones who destroyed my Taiyue Nation are the demonic servants, not the Celestials. In fact, having lived all these years, I have yet to seen a Celestial.”
“Actually, it’s nothing new for demonic servants to destroy human nations. The earliest instant was three decades ago. A human nation stronger than my Taiyue Nation named the South Court Dynasty was annihilated overnight. The cities were reduced to ruins and the death toll innumerable. Back then, the lord of the South Court Dynasty had a half-step Godly Monarch cultivation level, but he failed to cause so much as a stir in the cataclysm his dynasty faced. He died instantly and did not even leave behind a corpse.”
Thinking back to the South Court Dynasty’s final fate, the middle-aged man empathized with them for they were now in the same boat.
“In the two to three decades after the South Court Dynasty, there were several human factions of ordinary sizes that were massacred. Later on, the calamity of the demonic servants broke out in my Taiyue Nation. The old king died in battle and, with what I had left in my old life, I lived an abject existence. I risked death to take the crown prince and a few young princes and princesses away to escape the royal capital. We have no intention to reestablish our nation, only to leave behind some survivors of our Taiyue Nation’s royalty…”
When the middle-aged man said that, he wore a painful expression. Although it was a deep-seated grudge, exacting revenge was just too difficult.
Yi Yun frowned slightly when he heard that. “Have the Celestials declared war against the humans?”
“No…” The middle-aged man shook his head.
“Since war isn’t being waged, why are the demonic servants under the Celestials acting so wantonly by invading human territory? Are the human experts going to watch this happen without batting an eyelid?”
“I’m of inferior standing, so I do not know the full picture. All I’ve heard are rumors… It’s said that the Celestial have control over the Godly Monarch level mighty figures of various races. It’s not only limited to us humans. The numbers controlled are massive as though they are plotting something.”
“Godly Monarchs are being controlled!?” Yi Yun was alarmed. Regardless of the race, Godly Monarchs were pinnacle existences. How could they be that easily controlled?
It wasn’t a surprise if the Celestials controlled a few Godly Monarch figures, but to have many controlled was odd.
How could the experts of other races sit passively awaiting their end?
If the Celestials were overly domineering, it was very likely for all the races in the Chaos Heavens to revolt together.
“Do you know what means the Celestials are using to control the Godly Monarchs of other races?” Yi Yun asked.
The middle-aged man shook his head. “I’m unaware. It’s said that the Celestials have produced a peerless expert. He is just too powerful, so powerful that no one dares to resist him…”
Yi Yun’s heart chilled when he heard that. The birth of a peerless expert?
A peerless expert that could become the strongest in the Chaos Heavens was not something that could happen overnight. Either a particular patriarch of the Celestials had broken through, pushing his cultivation level to a brand new level… or…
Yi Yun recalled the Ancestor God.
The Sinkhole’s Ancestor God was the strongest person of the Celestials years ago. He was inflicted with such heavy injuries in the ancient war that took him billions of years to recuperate.
According to what Bai Yueyin said, the Ancestor God was about to recover from his injuries a century ago. Not only so, he had continued devouring the Sinkhole’s Heavenly Dao.
The moment Yi Yun left, no one in the Sinkhole could resist the Ancestor God. Now, more than a hundred years had passed.
Perhaps, the Ancestor God had already completely fused with the Sinkhole’s Heavenly Dao.
In that case, the Ancestor God’s strength would naturally reach an incomprehensible state. Even if the various races combined forces, they were hardly a threat to him.
“What is this peerless expert of the Celestials planning?”
Yi Yun asked again, but the middle-aged man shook his head. He was only a trivial figure and knew little.
Yi Yun fell silent. From the looks of it, the situation outside was beyond terrible.
“Does this mean that the demonic servants have been attacking other races as well?”
The middle-aged man nodded. “The Fey have had many smaller factions destroyed by the demonic servants too. However, we humans suffered the most destruction. After the demonic servants annihilated our human nations, they took hold of our lands and made the fallen nations their nests. They began pursuing the hidden and fleeing humans. Now, everyone in the Chaos Heavens are on tenterhooks.”
Yi Yun took a deep breath and turned towards Lin Xintong and company. “I believe it’s time we leave…”
“Leave? But Yun’er, if the Sinkhole’s Ancestor God has really come to the Chaos Heavens, the present you is definitely not his match. You have already repressed his tracing mark, giving you the perfect opportunity to cultivate. If you focus on cultivation and reach the Godly Monarch level, that would be the most sound strategy despite it taking some time.
“When the time comes, you might be able to fight the Ancestor God in a frontal assault! Why are you risking your life leaving seclusion at this time?”
Lin Xintong and Jiang Xiaorou felt that it was just too dangerous to leave.
Yi Yun said, “In a short span of a hundred years, such unforeseen circumstances have happened outside. The Ancestor God isn’t that easily dealt with and I have a nagging feeling that the Ancestor God is plotting something grand. And it is of utmost importance!
“If not, he would not risk losing decorum with the other races of the Chaos Heavens by attacking so many Godly Monarch level figures and unleashing the demonic servants to wreak havoc.
“If nothing is done, and we allow the Ancestor God to complete his plan, the situation might turn worse. Xintong, Sis Xiaorou, you might have absolute confidence in me, believing that I can fight the Ancestor God once I become a Godly Monarch, but in fact, that might not be true! Over the billions of years, only the Dao Originator Celestial Thearch has truly slain the Ancestor God. If I were to allow the Ancestor God to set his plans into full motion, perhaps the day I fight him would be fraught with grim possibilities!”
Upon hearing Yi Yun’s words, Lin Xintong and Jiang Xiaorou exchanged looks. Indeed, Yi Yun’s repeated creation of miracles had given them undue confidence, as though he was capable of accomplishing anything.
But this time, the opponent was too powerful. Nothing in the past was comparable.
“Let’s exit seclusion and return to the ancient Heaven Fey first. All of you will hide in the Ascending Dragon Cauldron and are not to expose a sliver of your aura.”
Due to his oath on the Heavenly Dao, Yi Yun could not violate his agreement with the ancient Heaven Fey. But at that moment, it was likely that the ancient Heaven Fey had been infiltrated by the Celestials.
Returning to the ancient Heaven Fey was naturally dangerous.
“Alright. Yun-er, you have to be careful!”
As Lin Xintong and Jiang Xiaorou gave their warnings, they flew into the Ascending Dragon Cauldron.
With the Star Transference Heaven Changing Book and Ghost Ming’s disguise techniques, Yi Yun changed his looks and aura completely. With his present strength, perhaps only the Ancestor God in person could tell that something was amiss. No one else was capable of identifying him.
“All of you shall stay in this cave abode. You won’t be able to leave for now.”
Yi Yun opened up a pocket world and sealed his abandoned cave abode. Having slaughtered large numbers of demonic servants, he did not wish for the people of the Taiyue Nation to be discovered for it could easily expose his whereabouts.
The array formation would trap them for at least ten years. The crude ores in the walls could be considered compensation.