Unfortunately, he wasn't benefiting as much as he had before. After taking the Everlit Godlamp, the final deadly attack left behind by the Lord of Radiance and Light had entered Yang Qi and led to a massive influx in sage monarch magistrates. Since then, his efforts weren’t having much effect; despite days of work, he hadn’t even created a hundred new sage monarch magistrates.
The godpower here was proving less and less effective as time went by.
That said, Yang Qi wasn't worried about that aspect. As he proceeded along, he took everything that was useful, even the angels. Some of those angels were from ancient times, while others were Paramount Gods who had later been transformed into angels. The true angels were of great benefit to his sage monarch magistrates, pushing their psychic scales past nine hundred and ninety thousand toward a million.
His sage monarch magistrates weren’t Unbounded experts, but rather peak Consummate Gods with peak Paramount will convergence. Of course, that put them very, very close to the Unbounded level.
As he absorbed the angels, he was learning a lot from examining and analyzing their genes. Truth be told, his main goal now wasn’t increasing the number of the sage monarch magistrates, but rather improving their quality and pushing them toward a cultivation breakthrough. And hopefully, the key to that were the angels, angel kings, and archangels here in the base of the Army of Radiance and Light.
His sage monarch magistrates were already extremely unique in the god world when it came to thrall troops. But the god world was vast, and there were hidden dragons and crouching tigers everywhere. For instance, the Second Devil General had seemingly come out of nowhere, and who knew what other entities like him might be out there.
“Hey, boy. Absorbing godpower like this will lead to a fast breakthrough. But if you assimilate too many of those angels, or too much radiance and light, it loses effectiveness. Just like when you absorb medicinal pills. In fact, I'd say you’ve already reached that point. And that's going to make it harder for you to reach the Paramount God level. But I have a technique I can tell you about that will help. What do you think? We’re in the military base of the Army of Radiance and Light, but we're still only in the periphery of the Bastille of the One God. I can tell you how to get to the ruins of the actual halls of heaven. There are medicinal pills there concocted by the Sovereign Lord himself. Get one of those pills, and you’ll definitely achieve a breakthrough. Remember, the Sovereign Lord was vastly stronger than the Lord of Radiance and Light.”
“No, I’m going to leave now,” Yang Qi replied coolly. “My cultivation base isn’t strong enough to go to the actual halls of heaven. Plenty of people have been killed trying to venture into that area.”
“You’re very cool-headed, boy,” the Second Devil General said. He knew that none of his temptations would work on Yang Qi.
“If I wasn't, I’d be dead already.” He had only explored about a tenth of the Army of Radiance and Light, but he knew it wasn’t effective to absorb the power from here.
Therefore, the time had come to leave.
It was finally time to lead the Sage Monarch Society in taking over the Nacrelight Sageland and the other organizations. He would unify the Deva Dynasty, Nine Dragons Court, and Sumeru Temple, creating a composite destiny that would enable him to make a new dynasty that would never fall.
Of course, he had learned of another major organization that existed: the House of the Invincible. It was the creation of the Dugu Clan, and might contain clues about his Master, the Invincible Dugu. Surely it had amazing resources as well. Compared to it, Patriarch Deva’s sect was ant-like. After all, the Dugu Clan had been a vassal of the ancient halls of heaven.
With new options on the horizon, Yang Qi needed to go back and make sure he was fully prepared.
Of course, he had already created a teleportation portal in the Bastille of the One God, so he could easily travel back and forth.
He flew back to the palace wherein he had constructed the teleportation portal. The godstones he had inserted into it had still not yet been used up. Sitting down in the portal, he activated it, immediately creating a connection to the Cruiser of Civilization in the House of God Ordainment.
The power of the portal pierced through countless worlds and dimensions as Yang Qi used a method he had picked up from the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart.
The Second Devil General sighed with admiration. “You’re very skilled, boy. If I had to guess, I’d say you just used a method from the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. It’s the Myriad Worlds Greater Teleportation, isn’t it? In the blink of an eye, it can pierce through myriads of worlds. I originally assumed you were lying about being taught some things by King Immortal-Slayer, but it seems I was mistaken. You must be a very important pawn of his.”
Yang Qi could tell the Second Devil General was trying to get under his skin. “You think I'm a pawn? When the time comes, I’ll make sure to introduce you to King Immortal-Slayer. Then you’ll understand the situation.”
The teleportation took about a day.
Yang Qi and the Second Devil General appeared within a god kingdom of pure silver, surrounded by flickering lights of all sorts. The Second Devil General gasped. “This is the Cruiser of Civilization! This thing is still around? You have a lot of treasures. The Cruiser of Civilization was shattered in years past, and the pieces were scattered everywhere, but you collected them all? No wonder you were able to create a teleportation passage leading out of the Bastille of the One God.”
“Yang Qi. You’re back.”
Jadefall and the others had already gathered by the teleportation portal. As soon as he appeared, they greeted him with great enthusiasm. “We have control of the Eternal-Life God-Dynasty. Eternal Millennium took over and has already purged those who refuse to accept him. The destiny of the nation didn't suffer any major hit. We’ve also launched attacks on the League of the Devil-Dao and League of Wretch-Gods. The League of the Devil-Dao has suffered the worst so far, and we've taken over much of their territory. For the most part, we don't accept their experts as members; we turn them into thralls instead. Now that you’re back, we can speed things up.”
“Where's the purrling?” Yang Qi asked. One of the first things he noticed was that the purrling wasn’t in Jadefall’s arms like usual. And considering he had the Second Devil General with him, he had been assuming he could rely on the purrling for support if things went bad.
As soon as the words left his mouth, a bubble appeared, within which lounged the purrling. Although it looked as cute as ever, it pulsed with a grandeur and might that was far beyond anything from before.
Yang Qi very nearly took a few steps back. He had never seen the purrling like this before.
And it was staring at him, or more precisely, his torso.
‘Right. The purrling would obviously be able to sense the Second Devil General, and knows how dangerous he is.’ Yang Qi’s heart was actually pounding in anticipation of seeing the purrling fight the Second Devil General.
A bubble shot out, and before Yang Qi could do anything, it encased the Everlit Godlamp and pulled it over to the purrling.
Instantly, devilishness poured from the lamp, and the voice of the Second Devil General could be heard. “What is this thing? How can it be so strong? How come I’ve never seen anything like this before! I'm going to blast my way out of this bubble!”
The Second Devil General unleashed his devil voice, causing terrifying fluctuations to roll out in the Cruiser of Civilization. Instantly, the voice of the photonic computers could be heard.
[Beep-beep-beep. Beep-beep-beep. Extreme danger. Unstoppable power. Power index three billion. Four billion. Five billion....]
“Everyone get out of here!” Yang Qi shouted. “Evacuate the cruiser!”
How could he ever have guessed that this would happen? It was a disaster! The Second Devil General was calling on all the power he could muster to break out of the purrling’s bubble.
The purrling’s voice actually sounded anxious in the face of a psychic scale and godhood rating like the one on display. Yang Qi had never heard it sound this way before. That said, it was only to be expected. The Second Devil General was an almighty being from ancient times, and had a cultivation base no weaker than the Lord of Radiance and Light. Even the Sovereign Lord would have treated him seriously. Despite having been sealed for countless years, an emaciated camel is still bigger than a horse, and he was still an invincible expert.
All of a sudden, more bubbles popped into place around the lamp.
Meanwhile, the Second Devil General howled, and devil energy expanded outward, causing one bubble after another to pop. Unfortunately for him, for every bubble that popped, a new one appeared.
There was no way the Second Devil General was going to escape.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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