Chapter 873: Unraveling the Warding Magic

‘If these bone pellets really are the remains of King Heaven-Devourer, then presumably I can reap even greater benefits from them in the future.’ He tried using Heaven-Devouring True Energy to refine or assimilate them, but it had no effect whatsoever. Items that could resist Heaven-Devouring True Energy were definitely few and far between.

From what he could tell, it was probably his own deficiency in terms of cultivation level.

Putting them away to worry about later, he focused again on the warding spells on the Paramount Repository.

Some of the warding spells were stronger or sturdier than others, but all of them would weaken as time passed. Considering King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallion had just been sealed, it was obviously the strongest and would also be the most difficult to open. Not feeling particularly confident about that, Yang Qi focused on the weaker ones first. Considering he was all alone, he wasn’t under any pressure to hurry.

“Open!”

Of course, having acquired King Heaven-Devourer’s book of scriptures, he was now in an even better position to deal with the warding spells. Focusing on the weakest one he could find, he went to work. Before long, it opened, revealing a host of swords.

‘King Life-Killer’s swords.’

Delighted, he waved his finger to collect them up, instantly pushing his Life-Killing Sword Technique to a higher level.

Another hour passed, and he finally unraveled another warding spell. This time, he revealed numerous wheels made of frigid ice. Some were small, some large, but all of them were serrated, making them resemble snowflakes. They were the signature weapons of King Hell-Freezer, the Hell-Freezing God Wheels.

Wailing winds echoed out as the wheels spun, causing freezing energy to roil out that immediately improved the techniques of King Hell-Freezer that Yang Qi had previously picked up. [1]

Thus, Yang Qi started with the weakest warding spells and worked his way up. Before long, he had opened dozens of shelves, acquiring weapons, scriptures, items, and new energy arts and enlightenment from all of the associated monarchs. The Joyflower Palace had spent billions of years collecting these items, braving who knew how many dangers to do so. But now Yang Qi was just collecting them up with hardly any resistance.

Eventually, he opened seventy-one of the shelves. Having taken seventy-one separate streams of true energy, and all sorts of other items, his ultimate collection had reached the level of about thirty or forty percent.

After the major influx, his will convergence was now at the peak of the Destabilizing level.

His collection was nearly half complete, something that had never been done throughout history. After all, he had the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart; without it, such a task would have been virtually impossible.

Seventy-two streams of true energy flowed through seventy-two particular acupoints as Yang Qi finally focused on his ultimate goal: King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallion.

The warding spell protecting it was the strongest and most powerful of them all by far. Expression very serious, he settled his cultivation base and closed his eyes in concentration. Instead of immediately taking action, he took time to think carefully about what he was planning to do.

He used the power assessment systems, the God Legion Seal, and the powers of the Aeonic God Temple. After several hours passed, he opened his eyes, his gaze stabbing toward the shelf. At the same time, holy hymns echoed out around him as he tried piercing through the warding spell.

Soon, the warding spell was affected by the holy hymn and began to twitch and writhe along with the rhythm. Then Yang Qi sent some of his will into the spell, along with a devil embryo, moving as slowly and carefully, as if he were reeling silk from a cocoon.

Crack!

At a certain point, the warding spell opened slightly, revealing the box from before, which Yang Qi reached out toward.

However, before opening it he opened his Lord's Eye to assess the situation further. He knew what kind of person Proud Heaven was, and that it was highly likely he had placed another warding spell inside the box. Sure enough, a moment later he saw evidence of a sealing mark from the Strength of the Hell-Crushing Godmammoth.

It was almost like a spider web covering the box, ensuring that if the warding magic was broken, it would explode.

Yang Qi snorted coldly. Remaining calm, he used his own Strength of the Hell-Crushing Godmammoth and the God Legion Seal to very carefully open the box.

Suddenly, a flow of energy appeared that seemed to contain the trumpeting of countless ancient megamammoths. It was the true energy of the Strength of the Hell-Crushing Godmammoth, and it was different than the kind that Yang Qi had. Obviously, this came from another of the God Legion Seals.

Of course, Yang Qi simply absorbed it, which purified his own Strength of the Hell-Crushing Godmammoth and gave rise to dramatic transformations.

After fully absorbing it, Yang Qi still didn't open the box. Instead, he drew on the seven legacy medallions he already had to create a resonance with the new one, suppressing its power. In the blink of an eye, the eighth legacy medallion slipped through time and space to appear within the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart.

In other words, Yang Qi had taken it without even opening the box!

Whizz!

The eighth legacy medallion flew toward the group of seven like a fly speeding toward a pool of blood.

Yang Qi snorted coldly. ‘You’re clever, Proud Heaven, but I'm not going to fall for your tricks. As long as I don’t open the box or touch your message, you’ll have no way of knowing what’s happened. Just wait until the empress opens the box and the letter, only to find no legacy medallion inside!’ Leaving behind no trace of what he had done, Yang Qi drew on the power of the eight legacy medallions and slipped right into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart.

WHOOSH!

A moment later, he was gone.

Crack! Snap!

Immense lightning bolts began streaking out into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart from the immortal-slaying clone. In their passage, they left mountains, rivers, vital energy, magical laws, suns, moons, and heavenly bodies behind. Everything inside the chart was changing, and it was no longer desolate and dark. Unfortunately, the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart was just too big, and the transformations were going very slowly when taking into account the chart as a whole. In fact, at their current rate, they would probably take hundreds of millions of years to complete.

However, Yang Qi could see that certain seals were being opened, and vital energy was pouring into the immortal-slaying clone. As a result, the clone was also transforming, his power climbing as energy flowed through his meridians in perfect cycles.

The seventy-one patriarchs appeared behind him, and they, too, grew stronger. They were now beyond the level of simple Grand Emperors, and their power indexes were climbing rapidly.

Looking up to the heights of the chart, Yang Qi saw something that was as mysterious and divine as something from the god world. It was something that he could obviously not take by himself, but could only carefully siphon from.

It wasn’t firmament-blood lightning-origin, but rather something holy and profound.

“That’s Hegemonic Dao Vitality!” Flower Mildcloud said. “According to the stories, it’s the quintessence vitality created by Paramount Gods from the god world when they go through breathing exercises. It completely surpasses firmament-blood lightning-origin. On the Ancient Road to the Gods, there was once a faction called the House of True-Heaven Extermination, whose houselord got just a scrap of it and ended up pushing his cultivation base to unheard-of heights. In fact, he disappeared into the depths of the Ancient Road to the Gods. Some people say he might have already reached the god world.”

“Hegemonic Dao Vitality?” Yang Qi reached out, but was unable to take it. Apparently, the Hegemonic Dao Vitality had been prepared for the immortal-slaying clone alone, making it impossible for his true self to acquire. More and more, the immortal-slaying clone was becoming a unique and independent entity, which was entirely according to the master plan. Unfortunately, that made it impossible for them to share vital energy like they had in the past, including this Hegemonic Dao Vitality. However, it would all be worth it when King Immortal-Slayer’s will truly awakened.

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

The power assessment systems began describing the immortal-slaying clone’s rise in power.

[One hundred… one hundred fifty… two hundred… three hundred… five hundred.

It was only at that point that it stopped.

Yang Qi shook his head. “My index is at two hundred twenty, and my clone is at five hundred, making his fighting prowess well beyond mine. He’s beyond even the flower goddesses. So what will happen when we get the ninth of King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions? When King Immortal-Slayer’s will awakens, then what? Not even I would dare to personally combine all nine of them, unless I wanted to end up dead.”

In the moment that the clone fused with the eighth legacy medallion, Yang Qi could sense that his control over the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart had reached an even higher level. The clone waved his hand a moment later, causing an image to appear in front of them that depicted the entirety of the Joyflower Palace.

There were some areas with surges of power, where shadowy figures could be seen lurking. They were old-timers out in hiding, who Yang Qi could now ambush at will!


1. The techniques of King Hell-Freezer were mentioned in chapter 848.

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