CSG - Chapter 3089: The Bridge of Life and Death
On the Prosper Plane, an interplanar teleportation formation suddenly flashed with dazzling light. With a pulse of great energy, a few figures appeared there.
There were four people in total, the group that had hurried over from the Cloud Plane and switched teleportation formations multiple times, Jian Chen, Ming Dong, Ming Xie, and Yun Xiaoyan.
The four of them did not stop for even a second after reaching the Prosper Plane. They sped off to the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng as quickly as they could.
Jian Chen was not exactly familiar or unfamiliar with the Prosper Plane, as he had come here once in the past when he returned the Anatta Tower. However, he was extremely familiar with the exact location of the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng.
Very soon, the four of them reached the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng.
The Heavenly Palace of Bisheng was completely golden like it had been dipped in molten gold. It shone brilliantly as if it reflected the entire sky and enveloped every inch of the ground.
On top of that, the shining palace gave off a tremendous pressure that overwhelmed the surroundings. Anyone who faced it would feel like they were facing the boundless heavens.
Even with Jian Chen’s current cultivation, he could not help but feel insignificant when he faced the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng.
The palace right before his eyes was a sovereign god artifact of limitless might. Its strength had surpassed the ordinary limits of understanding a long time ago. Even the many Grand Primes of the Saints’ World did not possess the right to measure the true might of a sovereign god artifact.
“Brother, I can only help you up to here. You’ll have to rely on yourself with what comes next. I really am powerless,” Ming Dong patted Jian Chen’s shoulder and said helplessly.
He truly wanted to help Jian Chen. If it were possible, he would even be willing to take Jian Chen’s place in enduring all the hardships, as the two of them were brothers that had gone through thick and thin together. Their friendship had been forged through the trials of life and death. Neither of them would ever leave the other behind.
However, Ming Dong was also aware that he could not change his master’s decision no matter what, nor did he have the right to sway his master’s will.
As a result, Ming Dong felt powerless over the matter of saving fairy Hao Yue.
Jian Chen nodded silently. He looked up at the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng as his heart heaved.
This was not the first time he had seen the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng. He could still clearly remember how when he visited here the first time, the news that the Anatta Grand Exalt was already dead had spread across the entire Saints’ World. Back then, the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng did still have the first majesty Yi Xin supporting them, so they remained at the apex of the world through her efforts alone.
However, the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng back then was clearly nowhere near as mighty as the age when the Anatta Grand Exalt was around.
This time, when he stood before the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng again, he had already learnt of the Anatta Grand Exalt’s return.
There was a huge disparity between a Heavenly Palace of Bisheng with a Grand Exalt and without one.
Consequently, as he stood before the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng this time, Jian Chen’s heart weighed even heavier than last time.
After all, he would be facing a Grand Exalt this time, and one of the Saints’ World on top of that. Jian Chen obviously felt extremely pressured, as this was no different from a trial of life and death to him.
Standing before the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng, Jian Chen sucked in a deep breath and slowly calmed himself down. Then he suddenly balled his fists and called out, “Jian Chen of the Cloud Plane’s Tian Yuan clan seeks an audience with the Grand Exalt!”
Jian Chen’s voice rolled out into the surroundings like thunder. The space there even rippled with visible sound waves.
Following that, Jian Chen remained exactly where he was, waiting silently. He knew his voice could not penetrate the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng, but the Anatta Grand Exalt was definitely aware of his arrival.
Very soon, a few seconds passed, but there was absolutely no response from the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng.
Only almost a minute later did the shining Heavenly Palace of Bisheng respond slightly. The figure of a white-bearded old man silently appeared beneath the light.
“Brother, he is the artifact spirit of the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng,” Ming Dong’s voice rang out in Jian Chen’s head.
The artifact spirit looked at Jian Chen. His eyes that were as deep as the starry skies possessed a sliver of mixed emotion that was difficult to detect. He said with his ancient voice, “Who do you think my master is? Do you really think you can meet him just because you want to? Jian Chen, if you insist on seeing my master, you must cross the Bridge of Life and Death.”
“The Bridge of Life and Death is condensed from master’s Laws of Fire and Destruction. When you set foot on this bridge, you must face a trial from both the Laws of Destruction and the Laws of Fire. If you fail along the way, then your soul will be obliterated, and you will completely vanish from the world, unable to even undergo rebirth.”
“Once you begin the Bridge of Life and Death, you will be beyond the path of return. There will be no room for regret. It will be either life or death. Jian Chen, are you willing to set foot on the Bridge of Life and Death?”
Jian Chen did not say anything, but when Ming Dong beside him heard about the dangers of the Bridge of Life and Death, his face changed immediately. He cried out, “How can the Bridge of Life and Death be so dangerous? Once you fail, your soul faces complete obliteration, and you won’t even be able to undergo rebirth? N-no… You can’t embark on the Bridge of Life and Death. Master, master, Jian Chen is my close brother. We’ve gone through thick and thin together. How can you do this to him, master? Master, please show mercy…” Ming Dong immediately began to panic. He stood in front of Jian Chen to block him before kneeling down at the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng.
“Ninth majesty, this has nothing to do with you. You don’t want to displease master.” The artifact spirit looked at Ming Dong and shook his head with a gentle sigh. Soon afterwards, he waved his hand, and a band of golden light wrapped around Ming Dong and vanished with him. He had already been taken into the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng.
“Jian Chen, are you willing to take the Bridge of Life and Death?” the artifact spirit asked again.
“May I ask what level the Laws of Destruction and the Laws of Fire will be?” Jian Chen asked. He was stern.
“The level of threat on the Bridge of Life and Death will vary with the person’s strength, talent, and battle prowess. The danger involved will be different as well. However, I can make it very clear to you that you might be considered as invincible within your realm of cultivation, and you might be able to kill those at higher cultivations, but the danger you will face on the Bridge of Life and Death will also surpass what people of your cultivation will face.”
“As a result, you won’t have any advantage when you attempt the Bridge of Life and Death, and if you fail, you will completely vanish from this world.” Reaching there, the artifact spirit let out a gentle sigh. “Throughout the years, there have been many prodigies that perished on master’s Bridge of Life and Death.”
“And even if they succeed in the trials against all odds, master might not necessarily agree to their request, such that they leave in disappointment.” The artifact spirit let out a sigh. He seemed to be referring to something towards the end.
“Alright, I’ll attempt the Bridge of Life and Death!”
However, Jian Chen agreed to it without the slightest hesitation. The path before him was the only way to save fairy Hao Yue. He had to try no matter how dangerous it would be.
Without fairy Hao Yue, he would have never survived until now. He would have never made it to his current place either.
Fairy Hao Yue had saved him many times in the past. Today, it was his turn to do something for her.
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