After it absorbed the energy of divinity, the might of the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation rose without end, and the might of the Heaven Dao it emanated seemed as if the end of the world was coming.
The sky had already collapsed and transformed into a chaotic flow of fragments, and the time, space, and laws within it were all within a state of great collapse.
All of this had been caused by the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation.
When one looked up from the ground, the deep, icy cold, indifferent, and emotionless eye had become the only overlord above the sky that was collapsing chaotically!
Besides Chen Xi’s group, there wasn’t another trace of life in this entire expanse of the heavens and the earth!
“Is it impossible to turn around any longer?” Li Yang spoke with a heavy mood, and the others were all like this as well. They revealed rare heavy expressions because they’d sensed an aura that omened the arrival of the calamity from within the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation.
“Eldest Senior Brother said that this is an irredeemable situation set up by the Sovereign Sect, and it’s predestined. No one in the three dimensions can undo it.” Tie Yunhai spoke with a booming voice. His entire body emanated thick energy of divinity that firmly defended everyone, allowing them to avoid being crushed by the pressure emanated by the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation.
“The Grand Dao always leaves a trace of a chance to survive in the heavens and the earth, and everything within the three dimensions is the same. So how can it be considered as an irredeemable situation?” Li Yang frowned and was extremely bewildered.
“Little Junior Sister, you don’t understand. That trace that’s left behind refers to the chaos at the absolute beginning of the world. The chaos gave birth to the Heaven Dao. The Dao begets one, one begets two, two begets three, and three begets all things.” It was the Old Scholar that spoke. His countenance was dim and ghastly pale, yet he was in high spirits and radiated energy when speaking about the principles and secrets of the universe. “All things live and die, and it’s their fortune. All living beings either suffer from greed, murder, sorrow, or happiness, and it causes them to be entangled by karma while their fates intersect. Thus, tribulations arise as the times require, and these tribulations are immeasurable and take all living beings to be ants…”
Li Yang lost her patience as she listened to this, and she interrupted him before he could finish. “Fourth Senior Brother, go directly to the end.”
The face of the Old Scholar froze, and he puckered his lips before he said in a slightly helpless tone, “In other words, this trace of a chance at survival was left behind for the myriad of living beings in the world and not us cultivators.”
When he noticed that everyone still didn’t understand the relationship between all of this and the irredeemable situation of today, Tie Yunhai immediately said frankly, “Little Junior Sister, take a look at this tribulation of today. No matter if all of you were trapped and killed within the formation or the seven Godslaughter Generals were annihilated, the outcome was the same. The God Blood, soul, and aura within would be devoured by the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation to become the fuse that caused the calamity to erupt.”
Tie Yunhai paused for a moment before he continued. “This is the irredeemable situation that the Sovereign Sect’s Master set up, and his final objective was to draw down the calamity in advance. Only in this way would the Sovereign Sect be able to gain the greatest benefit from this calamity. As for the fate of the seven Godslaughter Generals, it’s utterly unable to affect the will of the Sovereign Sect’s Master.”
Everyone finally came to a sudden understanding, and then a wisp of coldness couldn’t help but instantly arise in their hearts, causing them to feel as if they’d fallen into an icy pity!
Isn’t this Master of the Sovereign Sect too ruthless!?
Even the seven Godslaughter Generals that fought by his side for countless years were reduced to pawns in his plans. Such schemes really are terrifying!
At this moment, the last trace of happiness in their hearts had completely vanished, and they felt slightly oppressed instead.
Indeed, they’d obtained victory in this battle and survived it. Yet after all is said and done, they were still firmly schemed against by the Sovereign Sect’s Master, and they were utterly powerless to turn the situation around!
It was even to the extent that they’d played the role of pawns in the Sovereign Sect’s Master’s schemes this time!
This sort of feeling of being imperceptibly controlled by others was the true reason their hearts felt cold.
“Everyone, I intend to make a trip to Iris Immortal Prison.” Right when everyone’s hearts felt heavy, Chen Xi spoke abruptly. Only now did they notice that Chen Xi’s expression was actually extremely gloomy at this moment, and it was filled with anxiousness.
Yes, once Chen Xi who’d experienced this tribulation and survived it calmed down, he suddenly realized a problem — his mother, Zuoqiu Xue, was still being confined with Iris Immortal Prison!
It wasn’t his fault that he only realized now. Too many horrifying changes in the situation had occurred earlier. Every single step they took could be said to be on the border between life and death, so his heart and mind were utterly unable to calm down at all.
At this moment, Chen Xi suddenly returned to his senses and realized this problem. Thus, his expression was naturally extremely unsightly while he felt extraordinarily guilty and uneasy in his heart.
“Little Junior Brother, I’m sorry. This calamity was too severe, so my heart and mind couldn’t help but overlook some things.” Li Yang came to an understanding as well, and a wisp of an apologetic expression appeared on her face. As she spoke, she grabbed Chen Xi’s hand before she said, “Come, let’s go together.”
“Wait!” Tie Yunhai suddenly stopped them.
Li Yang and Chen Xi were stunned, and then they turned around to look at Tie Yunhai.
Tie Yunhai’s face carried a trace of a strange expression, and he pondered deeply for a moment before he said, “Iris Immortal Prison was destroyed by someone a long time ago before Fourth Brother and I arrived. However, you don’t have to worry, Little Junior Brother, your mother is still alive. I’ll tell you everything in a while.”
Chen Xi’s brows raised, and he went silent for a long time before he agreed in the end.
He didn’t understand why his Third Senior Brother, Tie Yunhai, wanted to stop him, but since his Third Senior Brother said so, then it definitely carried deep meaning of its own, and he could trust his Third Senior Brother.
However, a trace of a bad premonition arose for no rhyme or reason within his heart. It seemed as if that even if his mother was alive, he would probably be unable to be reunited with her this time…
This was a feeling that was very hard to describe.
Li Yang raised her head and glanced at Tie Yunhai, and she restrained herself from asking in the end. She just said in a low voice to Chen Xi, “Don’t worry. So long as Third Senior Brother said your mother is still alive, then he definitely isn’t lying.”
Chen Xi nodded and said with a smile, “I understand. Senior Sister, you don’t have to worry about me.”
“Little Junior Brother, drink with me!” Suddenly, a wine gourd was passed over. It was the Old Scholar. He grinned as he gazed at Chen Xi, and he had a gratified expression as he said, “Our Oracle Mountain finally has another disciple. Even though it’s the first time we’re meeting each other, Senior Brother still hopes that you’ll be able to stay true to your heart and comprehend the Heaven’s Dao. Moreover, you should read some books of the sages when you’re free. The profundities within them lay in the heart and can’t be described. If you’re willing, you can borrow and study the books that I’ve collected and commented on over the years. You can even read through a primeval divine technique like the Confucianist Sword Decree…”
He babbled on in a long-winded fashion, and it caused Chen Xi to have no choice but to receive the wine gourd before Chen Xi said with a smile, “Thank you, Fourth Senior Brother!”
As soon as he finished speaking, he raised his head and gulped the wine down.
The wine was strong and sweet, causing a trace of fiery heat to surge throughout his body. Chen Xi’s mind was refreshed from this, and quite a bit of the expanse of gloominess in his chest was washed away.
While they chatted, the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation in the sky suddenly stopped, and then an unexpected event arose abruptly!
An ethereal and blurry figure suddenly floated up into appearance within the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation. The figure had a tall and slender figure, crimson hair that hung loosely down his shoulders, a handsome appearance, and he held a violet decree in his hand. It was actually Suiren Ting!
“This fellow is actually still alive?” The pupils of everyone constricted when they noticed this scene.
“This fellow is already dead. If I’m not wrong, he has probably been taken over by a strand of the Sovereign Sect’s Master’s will. In other words, the person we’re looking at now is the Sovereign Sect’s Master!” Tie Yunhai revealed a solemn expression for the first time.
The Sovereign Sect’s Master!
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone felt shocked in their hearts and felt their scalps go numb.
Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed slightly. When he looked over carefully, he really noticed that even though the figure within the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation belonged to Suiren Ting, his aura was completely different.
Suiren Ting was arrogant, unrestrained, domineering, and haughty like a king of flames, yet at this moment, the aura emanated from his body was an expanse of emptiness!
It was an empty, indistinct, shapeless, and colorless imposing aura. When looked at from afar, it seemed as if Chen Xi wasn’t looking at a person but the supreme might of the heavens!
With merely a single glance, Chen Xi’s heart trembled from no reason, and the hairs on his entire body stood on end.
He suddenly recalled the moment he was affected by the River Diagram fragments in the God Attainment Region and defeated the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation. He’d once seem a blurry figure then.
The inadvertent glance of that figure at that time caused the aura of the River Diagram fragments that enveloped Chen Xi’s entire body to suffer a severe blow, and it instantly collapsed completely!
At this moment, when he saw the imposing aura revealed by ‘Suiren Ting’ and compared it to the blurry figure from that day, Chen Xi suddenly noticed that their imposing auras actually seemed similar as if they were the same person!
Could it be that the blurry figure on that day was the Sovereign Sect’s Master? Chen Xi roughly determined something, and then tempestuous waves couldn’t help but arise in his heart. He clearly remembered that he’d seen a chaotic space in the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation on that day, and within it was a dense expanse of cages that was seemingly boundless.
Every single cage confined an existence that was suffused with monstrous auras of divinity. Some were emanating furious howls that shook the heavens, some were standing silently, some were sighing sorrowfully on the ground, some had gone mad… It formed a scene that caused one’s heart to shudder.
Cages, gods, the Sovereign Sect’s Master, the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation… What sort of shocking secret is hidden behind all of this? Chen Xi seemed to have faintly grasped something, yet he wasn’t able to figure it out at all.
“Watch out! The calamity is about to begin!” Third Senior Brother, Tie Yunhai’s, voice suddenly resounded by Chen Xi’s ears, causing him to swiftly return to his senses.
When he looked over carefully once more, he noticed that ‘Suiren Ting’ who stood within the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation had suddenly activated the violet decree in his hand. It erupted with numerous strands of mysterious and obscure glows that swept into the depths of the Eye of Heavenly Tribulation.
After that, the violet decree burned violently while even ‘Suiren Ting’s’ entire body seemed to have been devoured by a shapeless force and vanished…
“The change of eras is the destiny of the Heavens. The Heaven Dao is like a cage, and the calamity should descend!”
At this instant, this supremely dignified, indifferent, and completely emotionless voice resounded at the same time within the Mortal Dimension, Netherworld, Immortal Dimension, Dragon Dimension, Phoenix Dimension, and even all the numerous Secret Realms and spaces in the three dimensions
At this instant, all the myriad of living beings in the three dimensions, the countless beings, cultivators, spirits, immortals, demons, gods… All of them sensed it in their hearts, causing their expressions to change abruptly, and then they swiftly raised their heads and looked up into the sky.
“The calamity has arrived!” At this instant, numerous similar voices resounded in various different areas of the three dimensions. There were those that were shocked and furious, those that were sorrowful and grievous, those that felt despair, those that went mad…
At this instant, the entire three dimensions were stirred, and all living beings within it were shocked. This supreme calamity that had been deduced numerous years ago had finally started to sweep down and arrive!