Chapter 647 - The Legend of the Dragon God
“When the most powerful humans from different planets created the Realm of Gods, the Dragon God ascended to it and ruled all the beast gods there,” said Gu Yue. “By the way, both humans and beasts can ascend to godhood as long as the energy in them reaches a certain level, but that doesn’t mean they’re at the same level when it comes to power. Physically or Politically.
“There were five God Kings who formed a council which ruled the Realm of Gods and watched mortals like us. The human gods and the beast gods lived together in harmony at first, but that stability and peace didn’t last long. The human gods’ attitude towards the beast gods changed over time, because they considered themselves superior, since they were the ones who created the Realm of Gods. They started oppressing and mistreating the beast gods, and even enslaving them.
“Because the human gods – especially the five God Kings – were far more powerful than the beast gods, they had no choice but to endure the maltreatment. One day, a beast god got beat up for no reason and almost died, and that ignited their smouldering anger which had been suppressed for so long. The five God Kings punished the accused human god in an attempt to appease the beast gods, but failed. In a fury, the Dragon God decided to leave this Realm of Gods with all the beast gods and create one of their own, but the five God Kings wouldn’t let him. The Dragon God compromised but prepared for war in secret. When he felt the time was right, he waged an all-out war on the human gods.”
Tang Wulin and Ye Xinglan listened quietly, wonderstruck. Nobody has ascended to godhood in a very long time, Tang Wulin thought, and the Realm of Gods seems to have long since become nothing more than a myth to many people. Gu Yue is narrating the story so vividly that I feel as if it were happening right before my eyes.
“The war lasted for days and ended with the victory of the human gods, who had also suffered heavy losses; over a third of them had been killed. The Dragon God had been slashed in half by the Asura God, who was one of the five God Kings.”
Gu Yue paused a moment and looked at Tang Wulin in the eye. “The Dragon God was the most powerful god. Although they had managed to slash him in half, they couldn’t kill him. The energy in him came from the chaos energy in the universe, so he couldn’t be killed. The two halves turned into two mighty dragons. One was the Silver Dragon King, and the other inherited the Dragon God’s physical power and attack and defensive power. It had diamond-shaped scales all over its body; its name was the Golden Dragon King.”
Tang Wulin’s eyes widened in shock. “What?!”
“Long Yue has the Mountain Dragon King’s blood in him, yet it is merely one of the children of the Dragon God,” Gu Yue said. “But you’re basically half of the Dragon God. Do you know what that means?”
Of course Tang Wulin knew what that meant, but he was too astounded to say anything. He gaped at Gu Yue, trying to take in all this information.
“What happened to the Golden Dragon King and the Silver Dragon King?” asked Ye Xinglan. “Were all the beast gods killed?”
A flicker of anger flashed across Gu Yue’s eyes, but it disappeared before Ye Xinglan could catch it. “The scroll said nothing about what happened to the two dragon kings. As for the beast gods, some survived but got banished forever from the Realm of Gods, and no beast has been allowed to ascend to godhood ever since.”
Ye Xinglan frowned. “That was not fair.”
“Fair?” Gu Yue sneered. “Humans are not known for their fairness. They are known for their selfishness.”
Ye Xinglan saw her mouth twist in contempt. “You sound like you’re not human.”
Gu Yue froze for an instant, and then her calm returned. “Do I? Well, that’s not important. The point is Wulin’s bloodline will surely suppress Long Yue’s. Although he is not able to access the full power of the Golden Dragon King yet, he stands a better chance of beating Long Yue than us. So I’m happy that you want to make more battle armor pieces for him.”
Tang Wulin looked at Gu Yue, and then at Ye Xinglan, his brow furrowed in thought. He had a strange feeling that some memories had been brought back by Gu Yue’s story, but they were all a blur.
“That’s the least I can do,” said Ye Xinglan. “I’d better go and get to it.”
Gu Yue watched her leave and said to Tang Wulin, “I’ll take my leave too.”
Tang Wulin jerked his head up. “Did you really learn all of this from an ancient scroll?”
Gu Yue smiled. “You’re smart. I made up that part about the ancient scroll; I only said that because Xinglan was here. The legend of the Dragon God is a secret in my family. My martial soul is the Seven-colored Dragon, and the Seven-colored Dragon is a descendent of the Silver Dragon King.”
“Can I ask you a question? Did you get close to me because our bloodlines are related?” asked Tang Wulin.
Gu Yue was taken by surprise. “I guess you can say that.”
“I want you to look me in the eye and say that again,” Tang Wulin said, gauging her face.
Gu Yue’s heart ached as she looked at his clear eyes. “I got close to you because our bloodlines are related.”
“I understand now.”
Gu Yue wanted so much to ask what he had understood, but she didn’t. She turned around, crossed the room, and opened the door.
“Gu Yue!” Tang Wulin called out.
Gu Yue stopped but didn’t turn back.
Tang Wulin took a deep breath to try to calm himself down. “Are you still being nice to me because of the same reason?”
“Yes.” Her voice was stiff. She walked out and closed the door.
Tang Wulin watched the door close and felt like his heart had closed with it. He stood there, rooted to the spot.Previous Chapter Next Chapter