CSG - Chapter 3039 - The Memories Awaken
Xu Zhiping and Huangfu Guiyi travelled together. They left the Radiant Saint Hall in a single step and traversed almost half of the Desolate Plane, appearing on the top of a mountain.
The mountain jutted into the clouds, making it abnormally precipitous. The two of them stood with their arms behind their back, gazing deeply at the surging sea of clouds.
“Gongsun Zhi still hasn’t given up on destroying the Martial Soul Mountain. Doesn’t he remember what he went through back then on the Cloud Plane?” After quite a moment of silence, Huangfu Guiyi of the Midheaven clan spoke up first. He was stern.
There was even a smear of lingering fear in the depths of his eyes.
The battle on the Cloud Plane had truly been frightening. Even the ancestor of the Divine Blade sect, an expert at the Third Heavenly Layer of Grand Prime, had been slain outside the Cloud Plane.
Following that was the news of the Blue Sky Venerable’s death, which shook up the Saints’ World.
“I recently caught wind of a piece of news that the Martial Soul lineage suddenly descended on the Ice Pole Plane and confronted the greatest organisation there, the Snow sect, in a great battle. The Rain Abbess also participated in this battle, and she even faced off against the greatest expert of the Snow sect, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor. In the end, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor lost,” Xu Zhiping said slowly before sucking in a deep breath. “I’ve heard plenty of things regarding the Icecloud Founding Ancestor. It’s rumored that she’s an expert on par with the Seventh Heavenly Layer, but she was still defeated by the Rain Abbess in the end. The Rain Abbess’s strength is truly beyond what we can imagine.”
Upon hearing that, Huangfu Guiyi became stern as well. “The Rain Abbess has hidden herself far too well on the Delight Plane. Looking at it now, it’s extremely likely for the Rain Abbess to have been behind the Blue Sky Venerable’s death. On top of that, you can tell from the incidents on the Cloud Plane and the Ice Pole Plane that the Rain Abbess is clearly protecting the Martial Soul lineage. We can expect that as long as we continue to target the Martial Soul lineage, the Rain Abbess will never spare us.”
“The protector swords of the Radiant Saint Hall are very powerful, but they’re not enough to threaten the Rain Abbess for now. The Rain Abbess only needs to use an inkling of her abilities and she can send the protectors of the Radiant Saint Hall into deep outer space. Meanwhile, if we face the Rain Abbess with our strength, you can basically imagine the end result.”
“But we’ve already done so much in order to obtain a protector sword, and we’re just about to get what we want now. We definitely cannot shrink back at a time like this. Brother Huangfu, what’s your opinion? Do we look for the Martial Soul lineage or not?” Xu Zhiping asked sternly. He feared the Rain Abbess’ strength, but the protector sword was also extremely important to the Xu family, which left him facing a dilemma.
A sliver of viciousness appeared in Huangfu Guiyi’s eyes, and he made up his mind. “We’ll look for them. Of course, we’ll look for them. For the sake of a protector sword, our clans have already done too much. We definitely can’t shrink back at a critical moment like this. As long as we handle the matters regarding the Martial Soul lineage carefully, it shouldn't cause us issues that are overly severe. We’ll leave the Martial Soul lineage up for Gongsun Zhi to deal with. We’re only responsible for finding them so that we leave kiddo Gongsun satisfied. The Rain Abbess’s wrath is not something our Midheaven clan and Xu family can endure.”
Afterwards, the Xu family and the Midheaven clan mobilised many experts from their clans and began searching for the Martial Soul lineage’s traces through the various methods and avenues they possessed.
The Martial Soul lineage never possessed a fixed location. Their place of belonging was the Martial Soul Mountain, which was not located on the forty-nine great planes and eighty-one great planets of the Saints’ World. Instead, it drifted aimlessly through the boundless sea of stars. It would never stop in one place.
As a result, accurately grasping the Martial Soul Mountain’s location was difficult even for most peak experts.
In the blink of an eye, three months had passed. Today, on the same top floor of the bone tower of the Myriad Bone Guild that also drifted through the sea of stars, the Heartless Child seemed to run out of patience after several months of waiting. He was currently pacing around anxiously.
“Why hasn’t he done it yet? Why hasn’t he done it yet? It’s already been a few months. Why hasn’t the Anatta Grand Exalt killed the Wind Venerable yet?” the Heartless Child murmured to himself. As time went on, he became more and more uneasy, afraid that something unexpected would occur.
“Heartless, you need some patience. At our realm of cultivation, ten thousand years can pass within the flick of a finger. The Anatta Grand Exalt fought in the chaotic space, so he’s obviously exhausted. For sovereigns to recover, let alone a few months, even taking up several tens of thousand years or hundreds of thousands of years is nothing strange.” The leader of the Myriad Bone Guild was still extremely composed as always.
“But- but I just can’t put up with this anymore. Sigh, why do I feel like these few months have lasted even longer than a few centuries?” The Heartless Child understood that, but his wait that was filled with anticipation truly made each day feel like years. It tormented him mentally.
“Heartless, you need to calm down. The Wind Venerable’s fate is already set in stone. He can no longer change that. Apart from that, you can tell from how the Overarching Heaven Grand Exalt borrowed the Divine Sword of Spirit Severance that the Anatta Grand Exalt plans on killing his way back into the chaotic space with the Bloodtear Grand Exalt and the Overarching Heaven Grand Exalt. At such an important time, the Anatta Grand Exalt obviously will not pay any attention to the Wind Venerable. In our eyes, the Wind Venerable is undefeatable, but in the Anatta Grand Exalt’s eyes, what is he supposed to be? He’s nothing,” the leader of the Myriad Bone Guild said with ease. He was not flustered at all, as if victory was already within his grasp. “Let the Anatta Grand Exalt catch his breath. Once the Anatta Grand Exalt frees up some time, the Wind Venerable is dead for sure.”
“You’re still the level-headed one, big brother. I’ve been impatient and restless instead. If that’s the case, let’s wait a little longer.” The Heartless Child settled down very quickly. With a moment of thought, he turned towards the leader of the Myriad Bone Guild and smiled with interest. “We have nothing to do apart from waiting anyway, so why don’t we make a bet, big brother? Let’s bet on when the Wind Venerable will die!”
The leader of the Myriad Bone Guild was taken aback before letting out a laugh. “Bet on when the Wind Venerable will die? Interesting, interesting. Alright, I’ll participate in this gamble with you then. I’m betting that the Wind Venerable can live for another century at most before dying at the Anatta Grand Exalt’s hands.”
“Then I’ll bet a decade. I’m betting the Wind Venerable can live for another decade at most.”
On the Ice Pole Plane, within a well-hidden miniature world, Shui Yunlan stood on the snowy ground and gazed at the domain enveloped in cold mist eagerly and nervously.
At this moment, a figure gradually appeared within the domain that could not be seen through with the naked eye or approached with the senses of the soul.
When Shui Yunlan saw the figure, she immediately called out eagerly, “Jian Chen, how is it? What’s her majesty’s current condition?”
The person who had emerged from the domain was Jian Chen.
He did not have a good complexion. His face was sunken, and his heart weighed extremely heavily. He dragged his feet as he emerged from the domain, leaving behind deep footprints in the snow.
Shui Yunlan’s heart immediately tightened at the sight of Jian Chen’s expression. She rushed over to him and asked nervously and with concern, “Jian Chen, how is her majesty exactly? Say something. Has something happened to her majesty or not?”
“You have nothing to worry about. My sister is fine. She’s perfectly fine,” Jian Chen said glumly and dejectedly, unable to hide his sorrow.
The moment he said that, the domain of cold mist behind him suddenly began to change. Extremely powerful Laws of Ice directly emerged as if they had awakened from their slumber, forming chains of order and weaving into a great net. It enveloped the entire domain.
Immediately, heavenly sounds emerged from thin air, like the melodies played by the ways. The profound sounds of the ways echoed through the entire world.
At the same time, a suction force emerged from the domain. The suction was startlingly powerful, absorbing all the energy and essence in this world at an extremely terrifying rate.
Immediately, fierce winds roared through the miniature world. The origin energy permeating the place turned into fierce gusts of wind, surging madly into the domain.
Shui Yunlan stiffened. The changes in the world made her realise something. Immediately, tears poured down her cheeks as she gazed at the domain emotionally before collapsing on her knees. She sobbed emotionally. “Her majesty- her majesty- her majesty is finally returning. Her majesty is finally returning. T- this day has finally arrived.”
Jian Chen also gazed at the domain deeply. He was overcome with a multitude of emotions. He said softly, “Take out all of the resources. My sister needs these resources to recover her cultivation. The origin energy of the miniature world will be depleted very soon.”
Like she had just woken up from a dream, Shui Yunlan immediately took out the Space Ring frantically and removed all of the cultivation resources from there.
Immediately, various heavenly resources, God Tier pills, and coloured divine crystals formed mountainous piles. With so many heavenly resources gathered together, they gave off a colourful haze, dyeing the sky red.
In the next moment, an invisible suction force swept over and discovered these various resources. The energy within the resources flowed away at an indescribable rate, turning into balls of visible energy as they surged into the domain.
Pills upon pills of tremendous energy turned to ash as heavenly resources after heavenly resources withered away. The mountainous pile of coloured divine crystals also rapidly shrank at a visible rate.
The miniature world seemed to be able to amplify these effects, such that the Snow Goddess received assistance from the world the moment she woke up. Consequently, she could absorb energy much faster than in the outside world, allowing her to return to her peak condition in the shortest time possible.
As he watched the various resources be depleted, Jian Chen estimated mentally and said, “These resources probably aren’t enough for my sister to return to her peak cultivation.” Soon afterwards, Jian Chen took out Gusta’s fleshly core from his Space Ring and gazed at the domain with mixed feelings. He murmured, “Sister, this is probably the last time your brother can help you. I hope you can return to your peak condition as soon as possible. From today onwards, no matter how you turn out, no matter if you still recognise me as your brother or not, you’ll always be my sister to me.”
“Shui Yunlan, send me out of here.” Jian Chen left Gusta’s fleshly core there before turning around and making his way into the distance. His steps were heavy, leaving behind deep footprints in the snow. He seemed both lonely and dejected.
“You should leave here, or-” Shui Yunlan’s expression became extremely mixed. She opened her mouth, but she was unable to finish her sentence.
She knew about the sword spirits on Jian Chen. From a certain perspective, Jian Chen was more like a successor of a sovereign from the Immortals’ World, standing in opposition to the Saints’ World, as well as the Ice Goddess. Even she could not guarantee what the Snow Goddess would do to Jian Chen once she recovered.
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