Chapter 2896: The Tinder of the Devil World
More and more cultivators arrived at the ninety-nine heavens. From Ye Imperial Palace in the Gods’ Ruins Continent, from Ziwei Imperial Palace in Ziwei Segmentum, and Heavenly Mandate Academy, many who trusted in Ye Futian were willing to follow him to the Heaven Realm to cultivate and become part of the great army of cultivators in the ninety-nine heavens.
At present, the entire ninety-nine heavens were enveloped by a peculiar aura. The power of the Heavenly Path was already imbued within the ninety-nine heavens, and the place was isolated from the rest of the outside world, becoming a micro world on its own.
In fact, all the cultivators in the ninety-nine heavens were able to sense the dense aura of the Great Path. They were able to feel the existence of the Path from this micro world, making it easier for them to meditate and improve at an extremely fast pace.
In the 81 heavens, a group of people was gathered in front of the Fae Palace to discuss the way of cultivation.
“Ten years’ metamorphosis and senior is reaching the demigod level. Congrats,” someone said, and the person beside him laughed while shaking his head. “I can’t claim the credit for this. It’s all thanks to this piece of land. I vaguely feel that the environment of the ninety-nine heavens micro world that we are part of now is unlike ancient times; it might exceed it. Perhaps it’s because our Palace Lord had altered the cultivation environment of the Heavenly Path. Do you guys feel the same way?”
“Yes, we do. This micro world originated from the power of the Heavenly Path, which is the mother of our Palace Lord. Now that our Palace Lord has integrated them and altered the cultivation environment here, this micro world might possibly be the best cultivation ground in the world. Those who left the ninety-nine heavens are probably regretting it now.” The person beside nodded.
“You guys are still calling him Palace Lord?” Someone else asked laughingly, and the two who had been speaking realized that they had made a mistake. They replied with good humor, “We’ve gotten too used to it already. But now that the Palace Lord has become the Heavenly Emperor, we should change how we address him.”
“I, on the other hand, don’t feel like it really matters. Considering the magnanimity of our Palace Lord, I doubt he cares what we call him.” But some felt that calling him “Palace Lord” was also a form of respect.
“Brothers!” someone shouted and came over at that moment. The group of people turned around to see a middle-aged man with a purple robe and an exceptional demeanor. He could not help but smile. “Younger brother Zhuo, you are finally here.”
“When I was cultivating at the Gods’ Ruins Continent, I encountered a relic and was not able to make it in time. Afterward, I found out about all that happened and rushed over here. Luckily it didn’t take too long,” the middle-aged man explained.
“Didn’t take too long?” Someone laughed. “Ten years is not long? In that period, has older brother Wang reached demigod level already?!”
“Ten years?” The middle-aged man was momentarily taken aback. “What do you mean? Is this a joke?”
“Don’t tell me you have gone crazy after training outside, younger brother Zhuo?” The group stared at the middle-aged man.
“That’s right. It’s been ten years since we started cultivating here,” another person piped up.
“Impossible,” the person called Zhuo adamantly stated. “Merely a few months have passed since our Palace Lord became the Heavenly Emperor. I immediately rushed here after hearing the news, and I took only ten or so days. How could it be that ten years have passed already?!”
The people sensed something amiss upon hearing this. They looked at one another in confusion and, after a round of discussion, realized that he was not lying....
“Currently, the world is in chaos. How could it be that ten years would pass so peacefully in the Heaven Realm without any trouble? You will understand once you think about it,” the person whose surname was Zhuo continued. It was a great shock to everyone there. How could cultivators like them calculate time incorrectly? And it could not have been a mass hallucination or misunderstanding either.
“If both sides are true, there can be only two explanations,” somebody ventured.
“The first is that we are in an illusionary fantasy world,” that person answered. At once, they all released the essence of the Great Path, and divine light started flowing around them. It did not seem like an illusion.
“The second explanation is that the nature of time in this micro world has changed!” As he said this, his heart skipped a beat, as did the hearts of the others.
“When we were first cultivating in Ye Imperial Palace, a time magical item had appeared before. So, the second explanation should be right.” They had already established quickly that the first was just not possible.
Every person took a deep breath and looked up at the sky as they reeled from the shock.
“The ninety-nine heavens had been transformed into a micro world of its own, and the nature of time in this micro world has been changed too. Who knows, perhaps the laws have been changed as well, making it so that there is no longer a need to rely on the magical item. Our Palace Lord can directly make alterations to the natural laws of this micro world.”
They fell silent. Was their Palace Lord already able to perform at such a high level in the integration of the Heavenly Path? From their conversation just now, it could be seen that the flow of time within this micro world was at least tens of times faster than the world outside.
“I previously heard of the phrase, ‘A day in heaven equals a year on earth.’ I never thought that one day I would be able to experience such a remarkable phenomenon for myself. Even though it might not be that extraordinary, it still boggles my mind. This means that, in the future, our cultivation duration will be tens of times longer than that of the outside world. One year of cultivation would be equivalent to tens of years of cultivation for us in the ninety-nine heavens.”
If ten years had passed in the outside world, that meant that hundreds of years would have passed here. How terrifying was that?
Ten years was not a long time.
But hundreds of years would mean a stark advancement in the prowess of the Heaven Realm.
Meanwhile, in the Devil Abyss of the Devil World, Yu Sheng was cultivating.
The Devil Emperor was also there. Yu Sheng looked at the figure in front of him. He was tall and burly. He seemed to be one with the Devil Abyss, using his physical flesh to support the whole abyss.
Gazing at the scene in front of him, Yu Sheng’s eyes turned red, and his body underwent multiple tribulations from the Devil Abyss.
“This is the fate of us all from the Devil World.” A voice came traveling from the Devil Emperor’s mouth, reverberating within the Devil Abyss. “Every Devil Emperor has to go through the pain of the Devil Abyss; if not, the power of the Devil Abyss will terrorize the Devil World and destroy everything. The cultivators in the Devil World are mostly unable to withstand the tribulation of the Devil Abyss.”
“Why not let it be?” Yu Sheng asked while looking at the Devil Emperor. That tall and burly figure was currently shirtless, and his whole body was blood-red.
“After the disintegration of the Heavenly Path, the Devil Lord was suppressed, and no one else was able to fully control the power in the Devil Abyss after that. The Devil Abyss was formed simultaneously—at the same time as the Heavenly Path. And legend has it that if the tribulation of the Devil Abyss were allowed to spill out completely, a catastrophe would befall the entire world. The Devil Lord had once used the power of the Devil Abyss in battle with the Heavenly Path in an attempt to destroy it. Now, it is the responsibility of the Devil Emperor to suppress the Devil Abyss. If we let this happen, the Devil World would be the first to be destroyed, and the other Great Emperors would soon think of ways to seal the Devil Abyss inside the Devil World. Our homeland would forever be wiped out,” the Devil Emperor explained.
“There is no one else other than the Devil Lord who can control the Devil Abyss’s power. Back then, I wanted to work hard with the Devil Lord, but he ended up betraying the Devil World. Later, you came back to the Devil World and inherited the will of the Devil Lord. And now, you are the only promising remnant left in the Devil World. At present, the world is undergoing great changes, and I have a hunch that there will be a huge calamity. I might not be able to make it through the calamity. At that time, you will become the Devil Emperor, and I hope that you will not let me down.”