Eldest Brother gasped. “The Tusita Heaven!? According to the most ancient daoist texts, although there are billions of planes that make up the immortal worlds, they’re all organized into thirty-three levels. And only the highest of them border on deathless space-time, the kingdom of the gods. One of those extremely high-level planes is the Tusita Heaven.”
“Exactly,” added Elder Second Brother. “Although thousands and thousands of planetary systems from the mortal world couldn't compare to a single immortal world, the fact of the matter is that the Titan Emperor Heaven is the lowest type of immortal world. As for what a high-level location like the Tusita Heaven is like, we have no way of knowing. Eldest Brother, you’re the most knowledgeable of us all—do you know anything about the Tusita Heaven?”
“It’s a very mysterious place. Supposedly, even the tiniest scrap of energy from there can lead to incredible cultivation advancement. I even heard that people born there come out as immortals.
“If we really have access to magical laws from the Tusita Heaven, then forming immortal bodies would make us millions upon millions of times stronger than immortals from the Titan Emperor Heaven! And once we ascend there, we would be able to dominate anyone we faced. That said, Junior Brother, I worry your goals are a bit too lofty. After all, it’s built on the supposition that you could conquer and unite the entire mortal world, and establish a mystical network of laws to feed you the power of faith. That won't be an easy task. If you can pull it off, conquering the Titan Emperor Heaven wouldn't be a problem. That said, your father is a very powerful person. I've seen what he can do, and you definitely can’t underestimate him. His will is so powerful that he doesn't even care about the immortal worlds.”
“What?” Yang Qi said, head swiveling as his eyes locked onto Eldest Brother. “Are you saying you’ve met my father, Eldest Brother?”
“I have, although I couldn't get much of a read on him. He’s a grim fellow who never talks. However, when he loses his temper, it’s like a thunderstorm from heaven. Back in the days of the Titan Emperor Collegium, even the supreme rector and the initiators were like cicadas in winter when in his presence. Apparently, he’s a Future One, and very close to the ruler of the Titan Emperor Heaven. From that alone, it’s obvious he has a very high standing. I even heard one story that implied the ruler of the Titan Emperor Heaven is afraid of him.”
Yang Qi was nearly bowled over with surprise. “Future One? Eldest Brother, you know about the Future Ones?”
“Of course. Future Ones are among the most mysterious figures in all heaven and earth. For a variety of reasons, they’re able to travel from the future to the present. There are other special people as well. For instance, Past Ones can travel from the past to the present. And there are also people called Eternal Ones. But I think the most powerful of them all are the Fateless Ones.” Eldest Brother didn’t seem to be holding anything back and was explaining everything he knew.
“Er, I'm a Fateless One,” Yang Qi said, still a bit stunned.
“What?” This time, Eldest Brother was the one to react with shock. “Junior Brother, did you just say that you're a Fateless One? That’s no joking matter. Fateless Ones have enemies everywhere. According to the ancient daoist texts, they inevitably end up being targeted by the host of immortals, the horde of devils, the multitude of demons, and even the heretical sects. Such groups want to extract and refine their souls to escape from the river of fate and turn misfortunes into blessings. Junior Brother, you definitely can’t let anyone know about this, otherwise it will bring disaster on your head.”
At this point, Elder Second Brother burst out laughing. “Don't worry, Junior Brother, we’re all in this together. Anyone who tries to kill a single one of us will find themselves dead at our hands! It’s no wonder Master told us to follow Junior Brother Yang Qi. If we stick close to him, a Fateless One, then we can escape from the river of fate and open up boundless prospects for the future.”
“Come on, Elder Brothers and Sisters,” Sword Seventeen said, “we're wasting too much time. Let’s figure out what we’re going to do next. We need to figure out a way to escape this place, but before that, we should take advantage of whatever treasures we can find. And we need to watch out for that yellow-garbed young man with the buzz cut.”
“The ‘yellow-garbed young man with the buzz cut’?” Eldest Brother asked. “Who’s that?”
Sword Seventeen had left that aspect out of his story earlier. Now, he went on to explain about the young man in yellow, and when the story was over everyone stood in thoughtful silence for a moment.
Finally, Eldest Brother said, “This is big. So, he can freely enter and exit the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart? That means he’s on the path to gaining full control of it. And if that happens, we’re in big trouble. Future Ones are extremely mysterious, and are not to be taken lightly. And if he has King Immortal-Slayer’s legacy medallions, that makes him even more dangerous. We probably can't beat him in a fight!”
“I wouldn't worry about it too much,” said Elder Second Brother. “Considering what Junior Eighteenth Brother is capable of, I’d say he really is invincible. Even inside the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, I doubt there’s anyone who could keep him in check. Besides, he even took control of the Chiliocosm Mirror, a god item. Forewarned is forearmed, and Junior Brother is definitely not going to be taken by surprise.”
“You’re absolutely right,” Yang Qi said. “My energy arts have reached the point where I can manipulate fate itself. I’m going to be keeping my eye on that kid in yellow, and once we get back to the outside world, I’ll handle him as necessary. For now, let’s just be on the lookout for him. Let’s get going. There’s plenty of treasure to be had in here, plus more primeval godworms. Even in the immortal worlds, primeval godworms are virtually extinct. This is the only place where they propagate.”
“He’s right,” Eldest Brother said. “In the ancient records, it says that certain rulers of immortal worlds would collect godworms, refine them, and then transform them into primordial chaosworms, which they would use to rise to the world of the legion of gods. Of course, godworms can naturally evolve into primordial chaosworms, allowing them to open rifts in boundless primordial chaos.” Eldest Brother seemed to be getting really excited.
Without hesitation, all of the Brothers and Sisters flew up into the air and headed deeper into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, hoping to find an appropriate world junction to enter.
The Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart was actually larger than an immortal world, so much so that one could spend a lifetime in it and still never exhaust its supply of treasures. It was essentially an enormous god item.
On Yang Qi’s first trip here, his cultivation base had been too low, and he had been ignorant of how the place worked. But now things were much clearer. In fact, his Lord's Eye could see numerous world junctions off in the distance.
All of a sudden, he slowed down and looked at a distant space-time labyrinth. The Chiliocosm Mirror vibrated, and a coppery light shot out from it. Instantly, the space-time labyrinth shattered and a palace hall was revealed, speeding through space-time, flickering back and forth in a way that would make it almost impossible to track.
“Mourn-Parting Heaven-Palace halls!” Sword Seventeen shouted. “There must be thirty of them! We have to get them!”
“You're right!” Yang Qi said. “The power of more than thirty halls of the Mourn-Parting Heaven-Palace combined would be incredible. Normally, not even an immortal could take that. But with the Chiliocosm Mirror, those halls won't escape!”
The mirror was a god item that could reverse space-time, invert the five phases, transpose yin and yang, and overturn the cosmos. Yang Qi quickly sent some true energy into it, and the mirror shone brightly. Space rippled, and the light locked on to the aura of the Mourn-Parting Heaven-Palace halls.
Instantly, the image of the Mourn-Parting Heaven-Palace halls became visible within the mirror.
“Got it! The transformations of the Chiliocosm Mirror contain the magical laws of the dao of gods!”
He rotated the mirror and the light transformed, piercing through space-time with no effort at all. Yang Qi and everyone else followed the shining light into parts unknown.
Eventually, they saw the more than thirty halls of the Mourn-Parting Heaven-Palace up ahead, locked in place by the light of the Chiliocosm Mirror.
“There are thirty-six,” Yang Qi said, “formed into a spell formation with the power of the thirty-six empyrean constellations. Such power! Without a god item like the Chiliocosm Mirror, it would be impossible to deal with this formation.”
He thrust his hand out, using the Hand of the One God in combination with the Chiliocosm Mirror to create a black hole that sucked in all thirty-six halls.
With them, his kingdom in the Hell of Mahānata would be even stronger and more profound. The Mourn-Parting Heaven-Palace had originally been created as a god item by King Mourn-Parting, and was just as profound as the imperial snakecharms.
In the same moment that Yang Qi was just about to lay hands on the halls of the Mourn-Parting Heaven-Palace, an enormous wormhole suddenly appeared some distance away and a huge shock wave rolled out as a planet-sized godworm appeared from within it.
Visible on its head were ancient lineaments of the dao of immortals; unexpectedly, this was a primeval godworm in the Demolishing level! It was so strong that its mere presence caused space-time in the area to tremble violently.
It lunged forward and directly devoured the thirty-six halls of the Mourn-Parting Heaven-Palace!
‘Little bastard,’ Yang Qi thought, ‘I could rise to the heavenly world above with those halls! I need them to create the passageway!’ Unfortunately, this was an immortal, patriarch-level godworm that was virtually impossible to fight.
However, Yang Qi simply growled, “Get over here!” and turned the Chiliocosm Mirror toward it.
That was when the voice of a young woman rang out. “What? Chiliocosm Mirror? That’s a god item! I can't believe an ant like you got his hands on something like that.”
Only then did Yang Qi realize that a young woman was standing on the head of the godworm.Previous Chapter Next Chapter