Chapter 1941 - Never Perished
“Where is outer s.p.a.ce? Is that a place you really want to go to?” The youngster asked. The battle armor on his body was covered in blood, making the youngster’s eyes s.h.i.+ne brilliantly, continuously staring at him.
“Outer s.p.a.ce is precisely those life stars! The powerful species have all escaped, leaving this abandoned ancient battlefield.” Zhang Bairen said.
Even though he was young, he was quite intelligent. There was a yearning expression on his face as he looked at this person.
“The only reason for leaving this place is because it lacks heaven and earth essence energy?” The youngster said to himself. He gave this world a look. Even though it was covered in plant life, it was still impoverished, not having that many spiritual medicines and other things.
Many clans on this continent had already left, forever unwilling to return.
In that instant, the youngster directly took in heaven and earth foundational energy, transferring over innate essence from the cosmos. Then, he refined it into Divine Origin Liquid, doing this extremely naturally.
This was a type of instinct, a type of natural process.
“This…” Zhang Bairen was shocked, finding this hard to believe. Those who could seize the source of heaven and earth, how many of them were there in this world?
The youngster gifted him a large amount of Divine Origin Liquid.
Zhang Bairen was completely fl.u.s.tered, hurriedly bringing over the vessel that he believed was the purest to hold it, preserve it. The value of Divine Origin Liquid was priceless, able to allow one to live forever in this world.
“I want to know this great continent’s history, I want to know more…” The youngster calmly said. For some reason, he was extremely familiar with this place. When he looked at the boundless yet ruined continents in the cosmos, he was extremely fascinated.
“My knowledge is limited.” Zhang Bairen was honest. Even though he wanted the Divine Origin Liquid, he still didn’t want to deceive this youngster.
This was an age of great turmoil, the most terrifying times. Even the heavens had been beaten into ruin, the great continent even more so caving in. What small world, what restricted region? Many were forever erased!
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, unmatched experts descended many times, slaughtering their way until the sun and moon were without light, mountains and rivers destroyed. The entire cosmos was smashed until it cracked apart.
It was rumored that a long time ago, this world was known as the Nine Heavens Ten Earths. However, it was destroyed by the darkness great showdown, ending up in its present dilapidated state.
Of course, there were many spiritual mountains and divine lands that were moved away by others, becoming the pure lands, wondrous earths of those life stars.
Now, powerful clans and inheritances all resided in the starry sky in outer s.p.a.ce, scattered throughout various parts of the cosmos. No one dared stay here for a long time.
It was because they were worried that the terrifying existences from the great battles of the past would return, and then completely sweep this place clean.
The youngster frowned. He looked into this cosmos’ starry sky, at the ruined ancient lands. Were they one piece in the past? They were now beaten to this type of state.
It was to the extent where according to what the youngster said, this expanse of the cosmos was even beaten until it ruptured.
This level of battle, just how many creatures died? It was to the extent where even the complete eradication of countless clans wasn’t rare. Even though he didn’t personally witness the past battle, one could well imagine the bloodiness.
The youngster sighed and said, “Why is my heart so moved, feeling such sadness?”
Then, he asked, “In the past, ninety percent of the creatures have all been destroyed?”
“That isn’t exactly correct. It is rumored that a large group of people were brought into Immortal Domain by an unmatched expert, considered to be leaving behind a lineage for this world. There were people who were worried that this realm would completely disappear.” Zhang Bairen replied.
There were some things he didn’t know about. Even though a large group of creatures were saved, the Nine Heavens Ten Earth’s foundation had mostly been seized as well, used to make Immortal Domain prosper further.
“What kind of expert was it that took action?” s.h.i.+ Hao asked.
“I do not understand it too well. The elders said that those things are from too long ago, those people powerful beyond imagination.” Zhang Bairen replied.
According to what he said, now, no one of this world could reach that level. From as early as the records of this ruined world could be traced, there were no creatures that powerful.
“They will still return?”
“I do not know, but most people said that they went to other realms to fight. It has already been such a long time, all of us are hoping that they never appear again!” Zhang Bairen said.
It was because according to the legends, that battle was still going on, spanning across the heavens, affecting endless ages. Those people were too powerful.
In reality, what the Burial King said in the past was real. The great showdown continued, even though the battles that raged on for hundreds of thousands of years left everyone’s hearts cold, leaving even the most powerful beings shaken, even now, there were still people returning from Realm Sea, the situation becoming increasingly terrifying.
It was to the extent where there were old monsters from the Age of Emperor Collapse, as well as creatures from even further back who appeared!
This was a terrifying great world. The battles of the Nine Heavens Ten Earths, comparatively speaking, were still gentle. Now, the other places were even more terrifying.
As for Realm Sea, the scene was already the most magnificent and terrifying it could be!
Being born in this age was the nightmare of all creatures, especially being born in those battlefields. After hundreds of thousands of years, blood dyed the mountains and rivers, great battles relentless, the people in distress.
That youngster left, heading towards the depths of the continent.
Zhang Bairen waved his hand from the back. He didn’t know just who he had encountered, or else he would have definitely been shocked to the point where he couldn’t be any more so.
He didn’t know who this was. Even after many years pa.s.sed, he still didn’t know just who he interacted with.
The youngster continued along, always in a restless state of mind. Why did everything he see leave him sentimental, made him feel uncomfortable? This world gave him a familiar feeling.
Did he come here before? The youngster asked himself.
It was because he was precisely Huang, the past s.h.i.+ Hao. He revived in All Life Earth, but he already forgot everything.
Then, he walked towards those dynasties, asking them about the situation. He even referenced all types of bone books and examined records, trying to understand just what kind of world this was.
He lacked memories, but when he saw these bone books, he naturally remembered them. In the depths of his heart, there seemed to be a tiny fine stream that was nurturing him, helping him.
s.h.i.+ Hao roamed about this great continent, learning more and more. He became increasingly perplexed. He couldn’t find any traces of himself. What age was he from?
Unfortunately, this world was ruined, its history severed. There were many things of the past that couldn’t be investigated.
Meanwhile, during this period, the ten imprints on his body released light noises from time to time, releasing mysterious radiance, as if they wanted to forge a world.
Several years later, he called himself Huang, he gave himself this name because this was the name that flowed out from the bottom of his heart. He liked it a lot, feeling like it matched him.
As time went by, Huang roamed about this starry sky. A century pa.s.sed. He roamed all around the sky, those life stars even having his traces left behind.
This world really didn’t have immortals? He didn’t know. He had previously encountered several creatures that were strong, also able to seize heaven and earth essence. However, when they faced him, they were all easily defeated.
He had a feeling that he had even greater strength that was acc.u.mulated within him, yet didn’t know how to transfer it.
s.h.i.+ Hao searched the entire world, but still couldn’t find any traces of himself. He felt like he was definitely asleep for many years, after all, he woke up from All Life Earth.
Another century pa.s.sed. He was fed up with this. He searched everywhere, yet didn’t obtain any explanations, always in a restless state of mind. He wanted to find something, yet couldn’t find what he was looking for.
He felt a sense of urgency within the very depths of his heart, a bit anxious, yet didn’t know why. There was a type of instinct that was driving him, making him wish to see some people!
The ten imprints shone again.
“I want to achieve immortality, I want to take a look in that world!” He actually had this type of impulse. Then, the ten imprints became calm.
Only, how was he supposed to enter Immortal Domain, he didn’t know. He previously tried to blast apart the void, but he discovered that even though he could sense that world, it seemed like it was extremely far.
He couldn’t smash through with his strength!
“Why is my strength hibernating?” s.h.i.+ Hao frowned. He sensed a wave of sea-like power, yet couldn’t transfer it.
In the following age, his figure appeared across many life stars. Huang was trying to enter Immortal Domain through different spatial nodes, wis.h.i.+ng to make his way over.
Immortal Domain was unstable, experiencing a great battle. There were some parts that were no longer as stable as the past. After being battered many times, there were some paths that really were about to be forcefully broken through by him.
One had to understand that right now, there was a large portion of his strength that he couldn’t access, all of it dormant within him.
This type of magnificent feat left creatures of all clans shocked!
“Why do I feel like he is extremely similar to that person recorded on the bone book we dug up from those remains?” Someone said quietly. However, the image carved on that bone book was extremely blurry, also quite damaged.
He suspected that Huang was someone from the past!
The world in this Cultivationless Age was ruined, the lifespans of creatures not that long. There were even many breaks in history, even the truth from five hundred thousand years about to be covered.
The creatures who could cultivate to Supreme Being Realm were mostly in those sealed immortal earths.
After the great showdown erupted, even some immortal islands in the outside world were beaten down, falling into this realm, obtained by some powerful clans, taken for themselves. Only this type of place could produce the most powerful individuals.
Huang continued to try different things. This entire ruined cosmos had traces of his figure left behind, signs of him appearing in all important locations.
Finally, one day, on a floating island in outer s.p.a.ce, he sensed something. His entire body trembled, releasing a low roar, shaking up this place.
There was a bronze coffin underground, as well as nine dragon bones. Next to it stood a monument.
At this moment, Huang was like a wounded wild beast. He cried out, hugging his head. He was incredibly grieved, yet couldn’t recall those things of the past. He felt extremely terrible.
He just had a feeling that some people were too far away, possibly never to be seen again. He felt great pain inside.
In the end, he raised the bronze coffin, pulled out the stele. The most terrifying things didn’t happen. There was no grave underneath the stele, there were no corpses.
“We are all still here, Imperial Court still exists. Huang, s.h.i.+ Hao, where are you? We all want to see you!”
There was actually this line, leaving him deeply shocked.
“We are waiting for your return in a different world, waiting for you to join us!”
“The Three World Bronze Coffin shares karma with you, so we brought it back. We hope that it can meet you again one day. You… definitely have to come back!”
“We are waiting for you!”
Right now, s.h.i.+ Hao shed tears, unable to hold himself back. For some reason, even though he didn’t know the story behind these words, his emotions were rising and falling. He wanted to roar out, wis.h.i.+ng to scream.
At this moment, s.h.i.+ Hao’s ten imprints shone, becoming something like a divine ring, extremely resplendent.
These were ten reincarnation imprints, wrapping around s.h.i.+ Hao’s body like ten diamond bands, incredibly st.u.r.dy.
In reality, these imprints were far more astonis.h.i.+ng than they seemed!
There was a figure seated within each reincarnation imprint. They were identical, all of them sentimental, speaking quietly. They looked exactly the same as s.h.i.+ Hao’s true body.
“You all… are you still there?” The s.h.i.+ Hao in the reincarnation imprint said with a trembling voice. He was extremely scared. After so many years pa.s.sed, what happened to the people of the past?
He understood many things through the Three World Bronze Coffin and that stele.
One after another, faces full of life appeared before s.h.i.+ Hao’s eyes. Those people were waiting for him, waiting for him to join the battle!
He clenched his fist, really wis.h.i.+ng to immediately make an appearance!
“You all have to continue living, have to wait for me!” s.h.i.+ Hao roared out!
At this moment, the reincarnation imprints were all s.h.i.+ning. They were incredibly dazzling, ringing with noise.
He felt like the sea of creatures that were brought into Immortal Domain from the Nine Heavens Ten Earths also left with those old friends.
The ten reincarnation imprints all had a seated creature, all of them looking like s.h.i.+ Hao. After this endless amount of time, they were always cultivating in seclusion.
“I didn’t die! All of you have suffered!” He muttered to himself.
It was because he knew that after the battle back then, everyone thought that he had died, all of them feeling great grief, their hearts feeling like they were rupturing. However, he didn’t die, always existing in this world.
The ten reincarnation imprints were too mysterious. The moment his primordial spirit was smashed into a rain of light, they silently absorbed all of the light, turning into ten streaks, trapped here.
After an endless amount of time, the ten spirits were like one, all of them spending this time in bitter cultivation!
After an endless amount of time, he only produced a bit of primordial spirit force, carrying some imprints, infusing it into his true body. This was the reason for his awakening.
If he became an undead knight, would he still be himself?
s.h.i.+ Hao rejected that idea. After all these years, even though he was in seclusion, cultivating bitterly, he couldn’t feel at ease about his flesh. As such, he revived, just that his true primordial spirit hadn’t appeared yet!
One could imagine that once the true primordial spirits merged, the ten bodies becoming one once more, just how terrifying they would become!
Right now, it was just a strand that was produced to control the body, yet he could already sweep through all enemies in this ruined cosmos.
s.h.i.+ Hao created his own method, this was a completely new great dao enlightenment. It included all types of true scriptures, precious techniques and other things, the power boundless. When he faced those immortal kings, it obtained the most cruel test.
The Imperishable Scripture only ensured that s.h.i.+ Hao’s body remained imperishable, it couldn’t cultivate the primordial spirit.
However, after referencing so many different sources, establis.h.i.+ng a completely new cultivation system, he broke through his own restraints. His primordial spirit was divided into ten parts, hidden in the ten reincarnation imprints!
His path and his technique were done through referencing all different areas. The Imperishable Scripture’s shortcomings were patched, the primordial spirit could also cultivate this method. Now, his primordial spirit was st.u.r.dy and imperishable.
The most important thing was that the ten primordial spirits operated great methods, impervious to all tribulations. Every single one was restored, reaching the peak. After remaining in seclusion for an endless amount of time, they even ultimately surpa.s.sed how they were before!
A single streak was already like this, exceeding the past. If ten streaks merged together, just how strong would they become?!
He had always been here, never perished!
“I am still here! I never perished! I will return one day!”
The ten reincarnation imprints shone, a resolute will ringing.
He thought about those people who were waiting for him, waiting for him to join the battle. His ten primordial spirits even more so couldn’t remain at peace, a type of emotion surging.