Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
Wang Chong couldn't help but think about that deceased man.
As Wang Chong grew stronger, his cultivation rising higher, he felt ever greater respect for the Sage Emperor. In this world, only the Sage Emperor had ever been able to make Heaven apprehensive, threaten him, almost sit on the same level as him.
Even in the true dragon's waning years, after his failure to reach the Divine Martial realm, when his strength was at its weakest, he was still able to make Genesis Supreme too afraid to step into the capital and force Heaven to resort to schemes to deal with him. If so, just how powerful was the Sage Emperor at his prime?!
That Son of Heaven's Sword which cleaved through the Central Plains, shook the earth, and turned all gods and devils to dust was still not something that Wang Chong could achieve.
The Son of Heaven's Sword that Wang Chong had unleashed was merely a simplified form of the Son of Heaven's Sword that the Sage Emperor had left behind.
As countless thoughts ran through Wang Chong's mind, the Stone of Destiny spoke. "Warning! Unknown dimensional energy from another world has been detected. It is strongly connected to user's mission! Would user like to use the power of the Archon of Destiny to purify it?"
"Mm? Another world?"
This voice had come so suddenly that Wang Chong was struck dumb.
But before he had time to think about it, the azure lightning filling the world transformed before his eyes.
Wang Chong was able to observe black and red vortices of energy amidst the storm of divine lightning.
This black and red energy twisted the fabric of spacetime, and from his unique perspective, Wang Chong could even see that the energy throughout Luo Supreme's dimension was being influenced and slightly distorted by this black and red energy.
It was such a subtle distortion that not even those of the Grotto Heaven realm could sense it.
Not even Luo Supreme himself could sense it, even though he was the creator of this dimension. The universal energy that had been accumulated over several thousand years had fallen completely under Heaven's control!
Those tendrils of black and red energy were like sovereigns ruling over subjects, taking complete control over this dimension's energy!
A good part of the power in Heaven's divine lightning had been directly taken from Luo Supreme's stockpile of energy.
Wang Chong's expression turned grim as he understood what was going on.
Heaven was truly powerful, but not so powerful that his one avatar could deal with so many Grotto Heaven realm experts. Luo Supreme had unwittingly been used by Heaven.
Luo Supreme had spent several thousand years gathering universal energy and constructing this base, but it had already changed owners and become Heaven's base.
Heaven was basically using Luo Supreme's spear to attack Luo Supreme's shield.
Wang Chong's expression chilled, and as he looked up at the raging storm of azure lightning, he slowly reached out with a hand and activated the Stone of Destiny's purification power!
A golden light erupted in front of Wang Chong, and within his mind, the dazzling Stone of Destiny appeared. A giant string of numbers popped up, a vast sum of eight million points of Destiny Energy instantly being consumed.
A moment later, the dimension shuddered as if something had jolted it.
As for those torrents of divine lightning that were only a few dozen feet away from Wang Chong, they suddenly seemed to encounter some invisible barrier, and vanished without a trace. In the dark clouds, with a groan of muffled thunder, the tens of thousands of silver snakes seemed to be disrupted by some unknown energy and exploded, and the clouds soon disappeared.
As Heaven's azure lightning disappeared, the entire dimension fell silent!
Heaven had been acting like a god, looking down below as he held the universe in his palm, but when the divine lightning disappeared, he couldn't help but be slightly surprised.
It was clear that this development had not been in his expectations.
Even the distant Luo Supreme couldn't but turn his head and give Wang Chong a strange look.
He had keenly understood just how terrifying Heaven's attack was!
Though he didn't know what was going on, Luo Supreme was extremely certain that this was Wang Chong's doing.
"To think you have this kind of ability!"
Heaven was in no rush to attack again. His expression slightly chilled as he looked down at Wang Chong like he was noticing him for the first time.
In battles between martial artists, victory and defeat were both common. If Wang Chong had been defeated or had blocked this attack, Heaven would not have been very surprised by either outcome.
But Heaven knew that what had happened just now was far from simple.
Heaven sensed that this human youth had seemingly realized something.
"What did you do?"
Wang Chong's face was cold as he sharply glared at Heaven, refusing to yield.
"What connection does that Pantheon Pearl have with the world of the otherworldly invaders?
"What are you scheming in the capital of the Great Tang?"
In order to neutralize Heaven's attack, Wang Chong had consumed millions of Destiny Energy points, but Wang Chong wasn't worried about this. Ever since he had become the Archon of Destiny, Wang Chong had basically acquired the full suite of the Stone of Destiny's abilities, including those concerning the consumption of Destiny Energy points.
Things were completely different from when he was just a Destiny Struggler.
But this was not Wang Chong's concern. Right before he had broken those mysterious tendrils of black and red energy, Wang Chong had heard the Stone of Destiny mention 'another world'. These two words undoubtedly referred to the world of the otherworldly invaders.
There had not been many of those black and red energy tendrils, so Wang Chong did not immediately conclude that Heaven was from the world of the otherworldly invaders. But there was also no doubt that Heaven was inextricably connected to that world.
In this dimension, the most likely suspect was the vessel for Heaven's avatar, the Pantheon Pearl.
"You saw it."
Heaven walked through the air and smirked at Wang Chong.
"You truly do have something special on your body. No one has ever been able to realize this about my body. You are the first."
"Is that so?"
Wang Chong coldly laughed as he turned his head to Luo Supreme in the distance.
During this conversation, Luo Supreme's eyes were shifting as if he was pondering something.
"Luo Supreme, release all your formations. Let out all the universal energy locked down by the Decalight Universal Dampening Formation," Wang Chong sternly said.
Luo Supreme was alarmed by these words, his body slightly trembling.
"No—this will ensure our defeat."
Not only was he using the Decalight Universal Dampening Formation to suppress Essence Supreme and the others, it was also an important weapon for dealing with Heaven. So long as this formation remained, this place would be his 'home court'. He could draw on this place's energy to endlessly battle with Heaven. Though he might not be able to defeat Heaven, he would at least be able to present a significant threat to him.
If the formation were undone, all the energy he had accumulated for thousands of years would be released, meaning that anyone could use this universal energy.
Heaven's cultivation level was far above theirs, so when the time came, he would be able to control the majority of that energy. In that situation, their defeat was certain.
"Do as I say. Have you not realized it yet? Heaven has already taken control of your formation. More than half of the energy he's using to attack you comes from the Decalight Universal Dampening Formation," Wang Chong sternly said.
Luo Supreme paled and almost instinctively looked up at Heaven.
While Heaven had originally been aloof and composed, when Luo Supreme looked over, he saw that Heaven was glaring at Wang Chong with wide-open eyes, his expression completely changed.
At this moment, Luo Supreme finally understood what was going on.
Though he still couldn't believe it, it was highly likely that what Wang Chong said was true.
"How could this be!?"
Luo Supreme's mind was instantly thrown into disarray.
The Decalight Universal Dampening Formation was actually formed from nearly eight hundred thousand formations of various sizes. These formations had taken ages to set down. In order to deal with Heaven's future retaliation, Luo Supreme had done everything in his power to lay down these formations while also draining energy from the infinite universe.
This was such a vast amount of energy that even Luo Supreme could only use a portion of it rather than utilizing it all at once.
Thus, Luo Supreme had failed to realize that the Decalight Universal Dampening Formation had been taken over by Heaven.
Moreover, he had laid down this formation, so Luo Supreme had never imagined that someone could take control of it from right under his nose.
How had Heaven managed it?
And even he had not noticed this, so how had Wang Chong?
"Kid, it seems that I really did underestimate you." Heaven's icy voice rang out, his expression completely changed. A bone-chilling killing intent radiated from his eyes.
At this moment, Heaven truly had an intense desire to kill Wang Chong.
He had never imagined that Wang Chong would even be able to sense that he had taken control of the Decalight Universal Dampening Formation.
While Wang Chong having Luo Supreme undo all the formations of this dimension and release all the bound-up energy appeared irrelevant and unable to alter the balance of power, in truth, it would actually have huge effects on Heaven.
At the very least, Heaven would experience a significant drop in strength.
"But do you really think that I can't kill you if you do this?" Heaven's chilly voice boomed.
"Is that so? Then let's see it. I wonder how strong your avatar can be while your original body is still sealed!"
Luo Supreme was now completely convinced, all of his doubt gone.