The seed of life finally took root on the planar seed, and the entire branch immediately turned as green as jade. Powerful life force energy was immediately reciprocated into Tang Wulin's body from the seed of life, alleviating the severe throbbing pain in his meridians.
It was undoubtedly the case that this type of nourishment was going to be immensely beneficial to improving his physical constitution, and it could also resolve the issues brought to him by the extremely fast breakthroughs that he had just made. Simply put, this nourishment was allowing the small lake that was his body to expand while also fortifying his physical constitution.
It was not an exaggeration to say that in this brief period of time alone, Tang Wulin's physical constitution had improved by a greater degree than if he were to cultivate normally for an entire year.
This was definitely fantastic news for him, especially considering the Golden Dragon King seals that he would have to break in the future.
With his current physical constitution, it was extremely difficult just to make slight improvements, let alone a drastic improvement like this.
The opportunity that had been presented to him today was something that had been completely unimaginable to him in the past.
The Ant Emperor finally understood how the Six-clawed Demon Emperor had been destroyed. After its planar seed was latched onto by the seed of life, the former's struggles became feebler and feebler, and the essential power of the abyssal level that it belonged to was being devoured by the seed of life in a frenzy.
Tang Wulin could even sense that a series of intriguing changes had taken place within the seed of life. The branch extending from it had become even thicker, and what was even more remarkable was that the rich life force energy within the seed was beginning to compress inward to an extreme degree, as if this energy were being stored away.
Now that the seed of life had latched onto the planar seed, the vast majority of energy was flowing toward it, and Tang Wulin was able to take advantage of this opportunity to sense the nourishment of the life force energy while activating his Mysterious Heaven Method to adjust his own bodily condition.
He definitely wouldn't receive many opportunities in his life to make such drastic improvements! Furthermore, he could vaguely sense that his understanding of life and destruction had deepened slightly.
In the past, he had sensed both of these types of energy on the demonic island, and the life force energy currently being transmitted to him through the seed of life was far richer and purer than even the life force energy on the demonic island. After all, this was the power of an entire plane! He couldn't directly use this power, but don't forget that he was the Son of Nature. As the Son of Nature, the life force energy was definitely going to enhance his body as much as it could, and Tang Wulin was the one who had brought about this opportunity to devour the planar seed in the first place, so he certainly deserved to be reciprocated.
Blood One withdrew his Heartless Sword, and he was feeling extremely elated. He hadn't had a chance to inspect the condition within the abyssal passageway yet, but the fact that only two abyssal emperors had appeared so far indicated that the passageway still wasn't very easily accessible. By destroying two abyssal levels, they had dealt an unprecedentedly heavy blow to the entire abyssal plane. Furthermore, they were also benefiting from destroying their enemies.
If they could destroy more abyssal emperors in this fashion in the future, then the abyssal plane would cease to pose a substantial threat. Not only was the Douluo Continent's seed of life being nourished, this was also accelerating Tang Wulin's growth, so it was truly a win-win situation.
Just as Blood One was feeling very pleased with himself, the entire domain unleashed by Zhang Huanyun suddenly tremored violently.
An urgent voice immediately rang out, "I need your help, Old Man Cao; the abyssal passageway is about to completely split open!"
Blood One's heart jolted with shock upon hearing this. When he had ventured deep into the abyssal passageway not long before, he had actually already seen that the seal on the abyssal creature hadn't been completely broken; it was most likely the case that the abyssal creatures had somehow opened up a small passageway using some unknown methods. So many powerful beings had combined their powers over 6,000 years ago to set up this planar seal; it was not something that could be broken so easily.
Despite the thoughts that were flashing through Blood One's mind, he still immediately released his domain. Tang Wulin had already completely gained the upper hand over the Ant Emperor, so he no longer required any assistance.
At this moment, a string of loud shattering sounds were constantly ringing out from within the abyssal passageway. Terrifying energy fluctuations were erupting outward in a frenzy, pulverizing all of the abyssal creatures that had just emerged and reducing them to streams of abyssal energy that returned to the abyssal plane.
The vortex that was situated deep within the passageway suddenly sank downward, and large cracks were beginning to appear on the seal that had stood in a resolute manner for several millennia. Extremely viscous abyssal energy was beginning to seep out of those cracks.
"What's going on?" Blood One's expression changed drastically, and he could immediately sense that something was very wrong.
Zhang Huanyun wore a dark expression on his face. "We're in trouble. Did you succeed back there?"
"We did. The Six-clawed Demon Emperor is dead, and its abyssal level has probably been destroyed as well. Could it be that the abyssal emperors have sensed that something's wrong, and they're rushing out of the abyssal passage at all costs to engage us in a final battle?" Cao Dezhi had initially thought that once a few abyssal emperors were slain, thereby causing their abyssal levels to collapse, the abyssal plane would cut off the abyssal passageway and completely sever its connection with the Douluo Continent.
As such, the sword that had been hanging over the Douluo Continent's head for over 6,000 years would be removed.
However, what he didn't expect was that following the death of that abyssal emperor, the abyssal plane was using some kind of method to forcibly break through the seal on the passageway. They were clearly trying to instigate an all-out war!
The Six-clawed Demon Emperor and the Ant Emperor were only two abyssal emperors, but if more abyssal emperors were to emerge, then they would be in deep trouble.
"Huanyun, we can't allow them to break the seal. We have to join forces and activate the Blood God Array to fortify the seal," Cao Dezhi immediately said.
However, Zhang Huanyun was rather hesitant. "But if we do that, you and all of the other Blood Gods won't be able to participate in the rest of this battle. Now that cracks have already appeared on the seal, more and more abyssal creatures will continue to rush out of it; if more abyssal emperors emerge and none of the Blood Gods are around to oppose them, our defensive line may not be able to stop them!"
Cao Dezhi insisted, "We have no choice! We can't allow the abyssal passageway seal to be broken. If that happens, all of the abyssal emperors will be able to descend upon our world at once, and that would be a truly catastrophic disaster, so we have to activate the Blood God Array. You assist Wulin and seal up the cracks while we fortify the seal; we have to hold back these abyssal creatures at all costs. At a time like this, we can only place our trust in the younger generation."
After his voice trailed off, Cao Dezhi's body swayed, and he immediately rose up into the air before yelling, "All members of the Blood God Battalion, prepare the Blood God Array! Wulin's position will be taken by the former Blood Nine."
He raised his right hand as he spoke, and the antiquated longsword that had appeared before emerged in his grasp, but on this occasion, there was only one sword.
The longsword was around one and a half meters in length, and its blade was shimmering with cold light that resembled rippling water. Nine soul rings rose up from beneath him before revolving around his body, consisting of six blacks and three reds.
This was the most powerful being in the Tang Sect, the master of the Tang Sect and the Douluo Palace. As the full extent of his aura erupted from his body, even the sky above had begun to dim, and it was as if there were countless sharp streaks of energy that were about to descend from the heavens.
Cao Dezhi raised a hand and pointed his Heartless Sword diagonally up toward the heavens. The sky immediately lit up, and a ray of light shone down from above. As the ray of light descended, it transformed into a gigantic golden sword that fell from the sky, instantly piercing into the depths of the abyss while radiating an aura of peerless sharpness.
The powerful abyssal passageway energy that had just surged out of the cracks immediately recoiled in the face of the huge golden sword, thereby completely clearing out the passageway.
Zhang Huanyun also immediately sprang into action. He knew that Cao Dezhi was right; if they didn't fortify the seal and simply allowed it to break, then a true nightmare would dawn upon them.
He waved both of his hands through the air, and nine streaks of golden light flew toward the cave wall around the exit of the abyssal passageway.
When those nine streaks of light descended upon the cave wall, they were revealed to be nine shield-shaped badges. Each of the badges had an image on it, depicting the first owner of the badge.Previous Chapter Next Chapter