Chapter 545: I’ll Give You the Gift of Destruction
Translator: Noodletown Translations Editor: Noodletown Translations
This ancient palace was very magnificent, and it was so huge that one couldn’t see the end of it in one glance.
It looked like a group of huge, rolling mountains, a small world, or even a huge fortress.
It silently hovered in the void and was too huge to pass through the big crack in the space.
The huge tower-shaped palace had three levels. The top level was a round array hovering above the rest of it. A foyer stood before it, acting as an invisible wall.
The middle level was surrounded by many wondrous, engraved patterns and statues. It looked like a miraculous godly palace that mortals worshiped in legends.
Behind the flowing pale-golden lights, the center of the palace suddenly opened.
In the next moment, golden clouds swarmed up while many square-shaped golden flying objects hovered in the air above the ocean outside the crack. The dazzling golden lights almost dyed the whole ocean golden.
“Well… This is really a boring world.” A young man wearing silver armor stood on the strangely-shaped flight spiritual artifact. With an arrogant expression, he studied the vast sky that was reflected on the surface of the water.
His facial features looked old and strange. With two golden patterns between his brows, he looked mysterious and unworldly.
Standing beside him was a man wearing a grand white robe and a square hat. Different from his companion, this man had only one golden pattern on his forehead.
With a hook of his finger, a translucent cup with radiant colors rose and slowly flew to his hand as if it were lifted by a strange force.
He lightly sniffed and seemed to detect the scent of the spiritual essence in the whole world. After savoring the scent, he snickered and said, “Only a bunch of ignorant monkeys are living here; they are even worse than Low Level.”
“If the mission that our clan gave us is handling a group of monkeys who aren’t even on the Low Level…” He lightly swirled the crystal-like liquid in the cup and said with a chilly smile, “I’m afraid this journey will be quite boring.”
The man in the white robe asked respectfully, “Then, we…”
The other man waved his hand casually and said with a snicker, “Go and send them the message. Before the Heaven-Hiding Palace passes the crack, we will have a good show before us.”
In the cottage on Purple Cloud Mountain of the Heavenly Academy, Old Academy Master Gu Tingyun was talking with the vice academy masters, elders of the academy, and the ancient family masters about the E-Sports Competition broadcast.
“Tang Family Master, what do you think?”
“I think… we can give this broadcast full support.”
“Yeah…” Wang Family Master said, “In fact, our families can hold similar competitions in the future…”
“The broadcast has my full support. It’s a good opportunity to show those little disciples in our families the abilities of masters from all over the world. This way, they won’t be overconfident.”
While they were talking animatedly, thunder and lightning bolts suddenly appeared in the clear sky!
Gu Tingyun’s face turned grim. “The arrays around the Heavenly Academy showed no response. Who are they!? They can easily dodge these protective and restriction arrays!”
Suddenly, as if a big hole was put into the sky, a huge palace appeared in the sky.
The huge shadow of the palace hovered in the high sky, and it was surrounded by many pitch-black lightning bolts. It looked like a legendary godly palace that would remain standing in eternity and only existed in legends.
The peace of the Heavenly Academy was instantly broken. In its place was a suffocating suppression.
“Here they are…” Vice Academy Master Xiao pointed at the sky in horror and said, “They are here! I saw them in the Sky Relic; they were enemies of the ancient immortals!”
“Hurry! Vice Academy Master Zhang, Elder Yu, evacuate the disciples now!” Facing the danger, Gu Tingyu remained calm and ordered with a deep voice.
At this moment, many people stood under the gloomy and chilly sky and almost fell to their knees under this suppression that was greater than heavenly power.
The spiritual beasts that the Heavenly Academy raised hid in their dens and shivered.
The disciples of the Heavenly Academy and the geniuses of this world all looked up at the sky.
They felt as hopeless as the ancient immortals when they faced the end of the world.
No one knew if the palace hovering in the high sky was real or just a shadow. Suddenly, a voice came out of it, “I’m the Vanguard Battle General under the Taihui God Lord. Today, we’ll give you the gift of destruction!”
All the people stared at the sky above the Heavenly Academy in shock.
The voice sounded ridiculously arrogant, but no one dared to laugh. Standing under the sky, everyone felt as tiny as a lowly ant.
“The godly army of our clan will come soon. However, my seniors intend to give you some time to do some futile resistance.”
“Three months later, you will be erased from this place. Since we don’t accept surrender, you can fight to the death and please the lords with your pathetic strength!”
According to the legends, in the prehistoric times, the Spiritual State had a civilization which was so prosperous and advanced that it was unimaginable to the current world. The cultivators at that time could even move mountains and fill oceans with ease.
The best of them could even pass true tribulations and ascend to the legendary Upper Realm, becoming immortals and living for eternity.
However, no one knew why the legendary civilization suddenly vanished with its many powerful spiritual spells and techniques. Also, the legendary path leading to Heaven had been sealed as a result. From that moment on, no one on the Spiritual State could ascend.
If not for the evidence of that civilization discovered by the ancient families with great inheritances, this history would have been lost in the long river of time and completely forgotten by this world and the people who lived in it.
However, some people could never erase that memory from their minds.
The tall figure engulfed in his black robe slowly took out an ancient jade which had turned a bit yellow due to the passage of time. He reached out his right hand that was withered and slightly distorted, looking like the claws of a bird. A trace of gloomy dark-red light was emitted from the inside of the black cloak.
“How many… thousand years have passed?” he asked as if his brain had become rusty with time.
On the body of his sword was engraved two extremely complicated and ancient characters – Luo Tian.
If people of the ancient families at the Spiritual State could see the characters, they would recognize that these characters were similar to those in the Luo Tian Celestial Relic, the relic that was the most destroyed.
“It’s not time to be reminiscent,” the cold shadow in the sky said with chilliness.
“The ancient invaders came again…” His voice turned gloomier, oozing an unusual coldness that never appeared before.
The other voice was filled with complicated emotions. “The appearance of that shop disturbed our plan of crossing the Bitter Ocean and reaching the Other Shore. I’m afraid that we can’t get away now…”