Chapter 800: Unlocking the Temple

In the boundless void, primal-chaos vital energy abounded, so dense and strong that it was nearly impossible to penetrate.

Only someone with a very high cultivation base could survive here. Otherwise, the paleo-energy would seep into one’s body like mercury, dissolving the skin, meridians, and sea of consciousness, turning a person into primal-chaos itself. It was a terrifying area above the thirty-third ranked immortal worlds, a place where no heaven or earth existed.

Even a fifth division Godmyth who casually entered this area would be destroyed. Only ninth division Chaos Gods qualified to search for the godrelics that existed in the area.

That said, such efforts were akin to normal humans who entered the sea. Even particularly skilled swimmers could only stay submerged for a short time. Primal-chaos paleo-energy, by nature, could permeate and melt anything it touched. Even deathless god bones would be eaten away if they were exposed to it for too long.

Ordinary Chaos Gods who came to this area would have to swath themselves in deathless godliness or use god items that could stave off the energy with godhood. With such protections, they could search for treasure for a time, but they would eventually have to leave.

As for the people who had stepped onto the sixth or seventh stairs on the Deathless Heavenly Stairway and had a profound understanding of heaven, earth, life, and destruction, they would be able to go deep into the primal-chaos for extended periods of time. People like that might even be able to use primal-chaos paleo-energy for cultivation purposes.

That said, the depths of primal-chaos were often a very violent place, with deadly tempests that sprang up out of nowhere. There were primal-chaos hurricanes, primal-chaos tribulations, and even primal-chaos god lightning. Even the strongest of old-timers who were struck by such things would be incapable of making it out alive.

Even someone like Grand Emperor Ragefire Broilheaven could end up losing his life in a place like this. According to the legends, the destructive power of primal-chaos could eradicate universes and crush gods.

Even the legion of gods was insignificant when it came to the endless primal-chaos. Whether it was in ancient times or the modern age, no one knew how far the primal-chaos stretched. They only knew that worlds were birthed out of it, and it was the source of tribulations that could overwhelm both mortal and immortal worlds alike.

Supposedly, everything would eventually end in a return to primal-chaos.

It was like the ocean, filled with islands that were immortal worlds, hells, mortal worlds, the past, the present, and the future.

Time. Fate. Karma. All of them would come to nothing within primal-chaos. It was within that eternal energy that the legion of gods built their kingdom.

As for the immortal worlds, they were like a speck of nothing compared to it.

The thirty-third ranked immortal worlds existed close to that primal-chaos. And according to legends from the ancient era, there had been occasions when enormous beasts emerged from it to attack the immortal worlds. In the end, the beasts had been suppressed.

However, the current incursions of the past and the future were tribulations that surpassed anything that could come from primal-chaos. After all, they threatened to actually influence the development of the primal-chaos.

At the moment, Leaf Dao-Denier was in the depths of primal-chaos, in the presence of a person who was profoundly ancient, yet looked like a young man. He wore beast hides, and there was a bone cudgel leaning up against his side, carved with complex designs that appeared to be the totems of some ancient tribe.

He was none other than Eldest Brother Secundus, a paragonic individual from the Primeval Age.

“Greetings, Senior!” Leaf Dao-Denier said. He could sense the extremely profound energy on Eldest Brother Secundus and couldn’t help but continue, “Many thanks to you for the kindness of saving my life. Unfortunately, that dirty swine Yang Qi still managed to get my pieces of the Aeonic God Psalter.”

“There’s nothing that can be done about it,” said Elder Brother Secundus. “He has a God Legion Seal, King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions, and the legacy of the Heaven Beyond Heaven. It would be impossible to randomly kill someone with a cultivation like that. It would require altering the dao of heaven and leading him into a trap in some deadly location. That said, Grand Emperor Ragefire Broilheaven is plotting against him, and there are plenty of other people keeping tabs on him. He won’t last forever against so many enemies. He seems impressive, but the truth is that he stands where the wind and the waves are fiercest. People from the past, the present, and the future are all out to get him, hoping for him to perish, which would leave the God Legion Seal unbonded and masterless. I can help you get those seven of King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions, but I get the God Legion Seal. Agreed?”

“Of course I agree!” Leaf Dao-Denier said, fully aware that he was in no position to negotiate.

Eldest Brother Secundus nodded, a faint smile on his face. “Excellent. You obviously have a clear view of things. I have the constitution of an Eternal One. Of course, you’re no less special than me considering you’re a Fortuned One. From what I've heard, that Yang Qi is a Fateless One, which makes him even more mysterious and profound than either of us. At its core, being fateless means to have ‘empty fate’. Technically speaking, it's a combination of two different types of constitutions, both related to the mysteries of the legion of gods. That said, I cultivate a boundless technique from primeval times, a magic above magics, something that can fuse one's blood and special constitution in a very unique way. The reason I saved you is because of your special constitution. Fortuned Ones are hard to find, and if Yang Qi had killed you it might have been impossible to find another like you.” [1]

“Senior, are you saying you want to absorb some of my blood?” Leaf Dao-Denier said. “I tried that before with seventy-one different types of blood. Unfortunately, I only had passable success. I do know that Yang Qi succeeded, although I'm not sure how he did it.”

“Simple. All three thousand of the special constitutions come from the legion of gods, and Yang Qi has a God Legion Seal, which allows him to combine all types of godliness. It's a heaven-defying thing, that seal. With it, he can do all sorts of unbelievable things that defy common sense.”

Inwardly, Leaf Dao-Denier was both angry and envious. ‘I can’t believe this. I should be the one with the God Legion Seal. And I’ll get it eventually. Not even this savior of mine deserves it. For now, I’ll just play along. But in the end, I’m going to kill everyone who’s crossed me!’

“Alright, enough idle talk,” Elder Brother Secundus said. “In a moment I’ll give you a blood talisman formed by means of my Bloodphase God Dao. It will enable both of us to combine the Eternal and Fortuned constitutions, making us strong enough to vanquish a Fateless One. Once the process is over in a few months, we can go attack Yang Qi, take over the Dao Defense League, and kill Grand Emperor Ragefire Broilheaven. Incidentally, the Four Emperors of the Heavenly Court have incredible destiny from the past, and I plan to take it and use it to reach the Deathless Throne. With that and the God Legion Seal, I will definitely reach the level of the legion of gods.”

“Please, go ahead, Senior,” Leaf Dao-Denier said. “I’ll do anything it takes to see Yang Qi dead, no matter how despicable people might think it. And I’ll endure any level of pain.”

“Fine. Now, pay attention to the details of the technique!” Eldest Brother Secundus went on to transmit the technique directly into Leaf Dao-Denier’s mind, and a moment later, they set to work.

A tremor passed through Leaf Dao-Denier, and his energy and blood soon began surging. Within moments, all of the injuries he had sustained at the hands of Yang Qi were healed, and he felt himself growing stronger.

‘I can’t believe this energy art is this effective!’ he thought, delighted.

“This is a boundless dao of blood originally cultivated by the Blood God,” Eldest Brother Secundus explained. “He eventually forsook the glory of the legion of gods and became corrupted. He lived out his days in the Hell of Fresh Blood, where he eventually perished. Later, that hell fell into ruin and his boundless divine abilities faded from existence. Fortuitously, I came across a secret manual in the Primeval Age, the Bloodphase Canon, that contained his writings. So I revived the technique. It makes the cultivation of special constitutions even easier. You see, it's normally very difficult to draw on the full powers of a constitution like that. For example, you’re a Fortuned One, but you are only drawing on about one one-hundredth of the potential of your blood. Even Yang Qi is likely only unleashing about ten percent. But with my Bloodphase God Dao, you can unleash one hundred percent of the potential in your blood!”

RUMBLE!

Eldest Brother Secundus’ hand locked onto Leaf Dao-Denier’s back, sending surging energy arts into him that slowly unlocked all of his potential. His energy arts rose to a higher level, and he suddenly threw his head back and let loose a long howl as heavenly tribulation formed above him. He was breaking through to a higher level!

**

Meanwhile, Yang Qi was already in the depths of the Heaven Beyond Heaven, landing on the island that contained the copper Aeonic God Temple. It was as if the temple could already sense the final two pieces of the psalter, and it was starting to tremble and vibrate.

“Go!” Yang Qi said, releasing the two fragments, which flew over to the temple. Instantly, immense power surges rolled out.

The photonic computers began speaking.

[Beep-beep-beep. Beep-beep-beep.]

[Power index rising. Purity upgrade. One hundred and fifty-six percent. One hundred and sixty. One hundred and eighty. Two hundred…. Absorb immediately!]

The vivicreation systems and genetic systems were growing stronger at a rapid rate.

WHOOSH!

The spacecraft flew out until it was hovering above the temple, and began sucking in all of the vital energy it could.


1. The reason he says it’s a combination of two constitution types is that in Chinese “fateless” is made up of four chinese characters (in other words, two words), whereas most (but not all) of the other constitutions are made up of two characters (one word). All in all, this aspect of the naming conventions of the constitutions isn’t particularly important to the plot, and I’m pretty sure this is the only place it’s mentioned, which is why I decided not to replicate it in English. The fact that it's "a combination of two" is wordplay related to the name itself, and doesn't actually mean that there are "two" contsitutions that make it up.

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