Chapter 685: The Flatverse

“You people can't escape!” howled Young Master Leaf. It seemed like he was getting stronger with every moment that passed, making it impossible for anyone to assess the true level of his cultivation base.

Not even Yang Qi was able to do so after observing him at length. He was a Godmyth, but what specific division? Perhaps he had just become a Godmyth, or perhaps he was at the peak of the level. If the latter were true, it wouldn’t be a very big deal, but if it were the former, that would be terrifying.

People who were extremely strong at low levels were always terrifying.

Yang Qi was no exception. He was an immortal emperor, but could already devastate fourth division Shattered Gods in combat. Once he became an actual Godmyth, he would likely be able to defeat Young Master Leaf, but unfortunately he wasn’t making progress that quickly.

The further along he proceeded in his cultivation, the more difficult it became to progress. He had originally assumed that after assimilating the arm of the Jade Emperor, reaching the Godmyth level would be easy. Unfortunately, every bit of advancement he made was thousands of times more difficult than anything before. Thankfully, he had his sage child to constantly fill him with power.

“After them! They’re in the Flatverse, but that will only last until they run out of power. Once they emerge, we’ll crush them!” Even as he spoke, Young Master Leaf flew forth trying to find more clues as to their specific location.

Obviously, when a piece of the Cruiser of Civilization popped out into the open, it would send out powerful fluctuations, which he could then use to grab it.

Meanwhile, as the fragment of the Cruiser of Civilization flew through the Flatverse toward parts unknown, Yang Qi and the patriarchs were forced to communicate via “flat” divine will. 

“What now?” one of the patriarchs said. “Traveling along like this isn’t a permanent solution. Once we leave the Flatverse, we’ll be back in the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart and he’ll find us.”

“You’re right,” Yang Qi said. “I can only provide so much power. But I said I'm going to help you, so I’ll help you to the end.” By now, Yang Qi was gradually starting to comprehend the various functions of this fragment of the Cruiser of Civilization.

Considering he had the powers of a Future One, there were some aspects of the spacecraft that he innately comprehended. Furthermore, the Mechfolk couldn’t acquire the approval of the photonic computers the way that he could.

The patriarchs exchanged awkward glances. 

“Why are you helping us?”

“You couldn’t possibly be able to leave the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, could you? If we could get out into the outside universe, then Young Master Leaf wouldn’t be able to restrain us and we could definitely escape. Out in the immortal worlds and universal planes, we could get help from the countless other Mechfolk bases.”

“That’s right. Not even that fiend-devil could deal with the wrath of the Mechfolk as a whole.”

“Once we're out of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, we’ll have nothing to fear. It’s been a million years since we entered the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. It took a lot of hard work to get this one fragment of the Cruiser of Civilization, and ever since we got it we’ve been stuck. If we could get out, then even more of our people would be able to research this fragment and our science and technology would climb to an even higher level.”

“Alright!” Yang Qi said. “Since you put it that way, I’m going to help you even more than before. King Immortal-Slayer’s legacy medallions: activate!”

Immortal-slaying power rushed out of Yang Qi, filling the Cruiser of Civilization.

RUMBLE!

The spacecraft began shining with dazzling godlight, then, with no further fanfare, it popped out of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart.

‘Not good!’ In that very moment, Young Master Leaf suddenly had a very bad premonition. He immediately cast his vision deeper into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. There, in a distant corner, he saw the rippling remnants of immortal-slaying power and a passageway closing up.

RIIIIP!

He reached out and grabbed a strand of lingering vital energy, which he ignited, causing the scene from moments ago to appear in front of him.

He saw dazzling light, and the fragment of the Cruiser of Civilization. Then, immortal-slaying power flared and the spacecraft broke through to the outside world.

“They have some of King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions. At least three!” He threw his head back and howled in fury. “I can’t believe they have the objects of my deepest desire! Bloody hell! If I’d known, I would have used my Nine-Destructions Revitalized Blackened-God Paragon Profound Art! It would have burned half of my life force, but I could have broken through that Light of Civilization!”

Reaching out, he ripped open a passage and left the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, followed by his seventy-one brethren. Unfortunately, there was nothing in the area around them, and no clue about where the Cruiser of Civilization was. He couldn’t even sense King Immortal-Slayer’s legacy medallions.

“Who the hell was it? Who had those legacy medallions!? And why can’t I sense them? Logically speaking, now that I have access to the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, I should be able to form a resonance with the rest of King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions.” Young Master Leaf again let loose a howl of rage. But afterward, quiet descended and he looked around coldly. Whether he was in a rage, or was quiet and collected, he was terrifying. It was like the polar opposites of fire and ice.

“I'm going to get that piece of the Cruiser of Civilization, and also those legacy medallions. After them! We’ll track them to the edges of reality if we have to!”

“Young Master Leaf, there aren’t any traces of them. How are we supposed to find them?”

“Kill!” Young Master Leaf replied. “Kill with impunity! The Mechfolk defied me, and therefore, they’ll die. We go to the nearest Mechfolk base and slaughter everyone there! Once the blood starts raining down, our quarry will deliver themselves to our hands. Let’s go!”

He threw his arms wide and baleful energy spread out, accompanied by an aura of blood that made it seem like heaven and earth were howling in pain and grief.

Meanwhile, Yang Qi and the patriarchs were speeding along through the spatial tempests in the Cruiser of Civilization. Looking out, they saw immortal worlds stretching for countless light-years in all directions, hanging within the tempests like a scintillating river of stars.

Their hearts felt light with relief, as they were all aware that they had just barely escaped with their lives. Young Master Leaf and his seventy-one brethren were simply too terrifying, like devil-gods descended from above.

One of the white-haired patriarchs looked at Yang Qi and said, “Friend, who could ever have guessed that you actually have some of King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions? No wonder you can go in and out of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. Excellent. Truly excellent. Considering you’ve saved us, we owe you our profound thanks. Come, we’ll send a transmission to the nearest Mechfolk base. Once we’re there, sir, we’ll make you an honorary member of the Mechfolk! From here on out, you can have a seventy percent discount on any treasures you purchase from us. And there will be other rewards as well.”

“Sounds good,” Yang Qi replied. “I'm interested in seeing what the Mechfolk bases look like around these higher-level immortal worlds.”

Saving these Mechfolk had earned Yang Qi a closer relationship with the Mechfolk as a whole, and that would be good for his immortal world as it rose higher and higher.

The immortal worlds that surrounded them were enormous, larger than the Sage Sword Heaven by far. Even the weakest were fifteenth ranked. When it came to immortal worlds, every three ranks was considered a minor tier, and every five ranks was considered a greater tier. And it was only the fifteenth ranked worlds that could give birth to Shattered Gods.

Considering the immortal worlds here were higher, it was no surprise that the spatial tempests were also more dangerous. Not even Godmyths would travel about casually here, lest they be ripped to shreds. The tempests surrounding the Titan Emperor Heaven couldn’t come close to comparing.

The almighty experts of the Mechfolk immediately began sending out electrocasts, and before long, they got a response, much to their delight.

“There, to the southeast! It’s a twentieth ranked immortal world set up by us Mechfolk, the Mechwave Heaven. Once we’re there, we’ll be safe.”

‘A twentieth ranked immortal world? Amazing.’ Twentieth ranked immortal worlds could produce even more powerful experts, such as fifth division Nirvanic Gods. Just how powerful would this Mechfolk base be?

The Cruiser of Civilization flew along for a while before eventually reaching a gargantuan immortal world that wasn’t spherical, but instead somewhat elliptical, with pointed ends. In fact, it resembled a ship. And instead of having a surface formed from ordinary immortal energy, it looked like it was covered with metallic plates. The entire thing thrummed with immense power. Almost as soon as the fragment of the Cruiser of Civilization appeared, a host of enormous ships flew out to meet it.

Although the fragment was normally enormous, it was currently shrunk down to the size of an ordinary battleship.

A flagship approached and a voice was transmitted from it. 

“Welcome back, Mechfolk. Please open the hatch and let us in for a debriefing.”

“Our people have really progressed in the past million years!” one of the patriarchs said. “Look at this immortal world! It’s incredible. We Mechfolk are just getting more and more powerful!” With that, the patriarchs excitedly opened up the ship.

A beam of light shot out from the flagship and entered the fragment of the Cruiser of Civilization. A moment later, Yang Qi saw an almighty figure appear, suited in a mecha and pulsing with a destructive aura that made him seem like he was ready to fight a deadly battle at any moment. Yang Qi frowned.

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