As Battle Resister was putting the Profound House of Battle Energy in order, Yang Qi headed back to the outside world. He was now much more familiar with the Great Necropolis, and although the ultimate nature of the thing was still a mystery, he could at least travel within it more easily.
For now, he had no intention of following through on Leaf Dao-Denier’s information and looking for the so-called Cave Temple of Vajra Māyādevī. Instead, he wanted to track down Profound Valor and strip him of his identity as an Inheritor of the Great Necropolis.
Profound Valor had tried his best to assimilate Yang Qi’s power double, imprisoning and even trying to force information out of him. Although he had failed in the end, it was a humiliation that Yang Qi wasn’t just going to forget about.
After achieving major advancement in his energy arts, the first major threat he had faced was Profound Valor, and the second was Empress Joyflower. Thanks to his fight with the empress, the Engine of the One God was now in a dormant state, with the strength god systems completely offline. However, given his enlightenment of the essence of power, he would be fine.
Besides, upon unlocking King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions, he had made the godhood stars of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart available to his immortal-slaying clone, which meant that his attacks could be packed with so much power that he shouldn’t even need the Engine of the One God this time.
In the end, he was confident that he could seize victory in a fight with Profound Valor.
He had been on his way to the Profound House of Battle Energy when he had experienced a sudden thought. For some reason, he had a feeling that something really big was about to happen, and because of that, he needed to get much, much stronger. If he could acquire the status of an Inheritor, and conquer any knowledge-devils that came with it, then perhaps he could subjugate some of the will of the Great Necropolis and reach the Terrifying level.
The Great Necropolis was vastly more mysterious than the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, and was definitely not the work of ordinary hands. In fact, it was highly likely that the will convergence of the Great Necropolis’ creator had surpassed the Terrifying level and was in the Unbounded level, or even beyond it.
If an entity like that was the one who had created the godpower seeds of the Inheritors, then it was highly likely that they were like the God Legion Seal, and contained powerful and mysterious techniques.
Yang Qi had recently come up with another idea as well. If he could treat the God Legion Seal like a knowledge-devil, and completely conquer it, then maybe he could absorb it into his nascent divinity.
Although he obviously couldn’t do that right now, it was something to consider for the future.
At that point, he would have Unbounded, or possibly even Annulled will convergence, and would be able to devastate anything in his path even without the God Legion Seal.
‘Just you wait, Profound Valor. I’m coming for you, and that godpower seed!’ With that, he left the Great Necropolis and began flying among the immortal worlds. Great changes were underway. Thirty-third ranked immortal worlds were visible everywhere, and it wasn’t uncommon to see worlds in the fiftieth, sixtieth, seventieth, and even hundredth rank. In fact, he even saw a few that were so far beyond the hundredth rank they were approaching two hundred.
Yang Qi couldn’t possibly move worlds such as that around. He had no idea what existed in them, and when he got close to some of them, he realized that they were gobbling up the primal-chaos paleo-energy from around them as though they were growing.
He also got the sensation that the Great Necropolis had more worlds to expel, worlds that would surpass the two-hundredth rank and reach the three-hundredth, or even the thousandth rank.
Looking down into the primal-chaos, Yang Qi saw that the immortal worlds really were like eternal sands, filled with countless streams of destiny and shaped like dragons, rainbows, clouds, and vortexes.
Compared to the larger picture, the Dao Defense League was obviously third-rate. It was like a nouveau riche lord from the mortal world with a few thousand soldiers. Obviously, a person like that wasn’t going to go around conquering the world, but would instead need to find some more powerful feudal minister to adhere to.
‘The Great Necropolis changed the face of reality with almost no effort. It's hard to even wrap my mind around. It can produce clouds with one turn of the hand, and rain with another. Truly terrifying.’
Even as he sighed inwardly, he suddenly noticed that, off in the distance, several thousand streams of destiny had risen up, and within them was the golden glow unique to the buddhist schools. Either a buddhist school was making an appearance, or some top buddhist expert from the Ancient Road to the Gods was about to arrive.
The dao of immortals was changing, almost in the way that someone in the Energy Arts level would transform upon reaching the Lifeseizing level, and then again upon becoming a Legendary!
‘It is a buddhist school?’ he thought. Although its destiny seemed weak, the golden color within it was powerful, and the type that could never be destroyed. From the look of it, it was a fiftieth ranked immortal world, or perhaps even sixtieth.
And the place was continuing to grow stronger and more invincible.
Yang Qi’s interest was piqued, as this world was obviously no ordinary location.
For now, though, his eyes were fixed on the hundredth ranked immortal world that contained the Profound Killing Dao Sect. It already looked different from before, as it pulsed with killing energy and was now surrounded by numerous auxiliary immortal worlds. Apparently, the Profound Killing Dao Sect had been expanding in recent days.
The flames of war seemed to flicker everywhere within the world, as though countless powerful experts were unleashing death and destruction in immense wars. In the past, small-scale conflict had been common here, but things were completely different now.
‘The Profound Killing Dao Sect is expanding. But that won’t stop me from taking down Profound Valor and absorbing his sect!’ Drawing on his abilities of disguise and concealment, Yang Qi slipped into the hundredth ranked immortal world with ease.
Using the Son of Heaven's Horoscopy, he peered into the Profound Killing Dao Sect until he located a spot pulsing with power that indicated that someone was practicing cultivation there. Slowly but surely, his vision pierced through the layers of concealment until he saw a person sitting there doing breathing exercises, causing their will to slowly rise to a higher level. Although this person didn’t have Terrifying will, it was close.
‘How did Profound Valor get this much stronger so quickly?’ Yang Qi thought in surprise. ‘Can the Inheritors’ godpower seeds really lead to cultivation speeds that surpass the God Legion Seal? Perhaps it's because we’re in the Great Necropolis. Well, that’s fine. I’ll just launch a sneak attack. Maybe I won't kill him, but at least I can still seriously injure him. The fight will definitely be much easier than last time.’
Drawing on the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart and its Godly Positioning System, Yang Qi locked down on his target aura, then drew on his Wheel of Fate to subvert the workings of heaven. This time, the visage of Profound Valor became even clearer as he sat there cross-legged in meditation. As he breathed, he seemed to grow larger when he inhaled, then shrink back to normal upon exhaling. Apparently, each time he expanded, so did the surrounding plane of existence.
“Operate the dao of heaven. Absorb power. King Heaven-Devourer’s talismans. King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions. Consummate monarch arts!”
As Yang Qi drew on his many energy arts, all three thousand of King Heaven-Devourer’s talismans appeared, making a huge primal-chaos elder-snake that slowly shrank down amidst loud cracking sounds. Soon, it was wrapped around his arms, causing them to thrum with godpower.
Meanwhile, his photonic computers were calculating all the necessary elements of the best attack.
[Assessing. Calculating. Measuring. Precise computations underway. Devising the most powerful attack!]
A moment later, Yang Qi vanished without a trace.
When he reappeared, he was in an empty chamber of stone the same color as the Great Necropolis. It was also incredibly tough, so much so that not even gods could break the material. In fact, without the Godly Positioning System of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, there was no way Yang Qi would have ever been able to find and enter it.
After all, Profound Valor had created this place with the godpower of the Great Necropolis! Unfortunately for him, Yang Qi had his photonic computers and the Wheel of Fate, which made it possible for him to find just about anything he sought.
Even as Profound Valor sat there meditating, Yang Qi launched a vicious attack right at his back.
A vortex sprang up in Yang Qi as his hand stabbed into Profound Valor’s sea of energy. Grabbing Profound Valor’s god vitality, Yang Qi threw it into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. That god vitality was Profound Valor’s own true energy, and it was so strong that, even after having been absorbed by King Heaven-Devourer’s talismans, it couldn’t normally be assimilated. All Profound Valor would have to do would be to exercise a thought, and it would explode.
However, King Heaven-Devourer’s talismans and the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart were very mysterious things. Upon taking the god vitality, they instantly suppressed it and cut off its connection to Profound Valor.
Before Profound Valor could even react, he was hit by Yang Qi’s sneak attack. Normally speaking, he should have sensed the imminent danger. But thanks to Yang Qi’s profound cultivation base, as well as the profundities of the Wheel of Fate, and his Fateless powers that put him outside of the river of fate, there was no way that Profound Valor could detect his presence.
In the blink of an eye, he used King Heaven-Devourer’s talismans to take around half of Profound Valor’s god vitality. That was when an enraged roar echoed out, and a palm headed right in his direction.
Yang Qi blocked the palm strike and dismissed King Heaven-Devourer’s talismans from his arms. His opponent was on to him. However, considering he had already taken half of his true energy, it was going to be a much easier fight.Previous Chapter Next Chapter