Chapter 1575: Ring: Light Chaser
The light thoroughly faded away.
The void of space broke apart, dropping Gu Qing Shan into the River of Time.
“Little Wei! We didn’t catch little Wei!” Shroud shouted with a hoarse voice.
Gu Qing Shan stared down towards the River of Time, then suddenly sensed something and called out:
“Prepare to fight! We still haven’t ensured our own safety——-”
Instantly, a layer of bugs appeared to be crawling all over his body.
These bugs were created from pure light and only manifested themselves the instant they entered the River of Time.
Shi shi shi shi———
The bugs started screeching in a high-pitched tone, seemingly unaccustomed to their current circumstances.
Gu Qing Shan focused his mind.
Four swords appeared from the void of space, manifesting into blurred images that continuously struck the bodies of the bugs.
But they were useless, all of the swords simply went through the bugs’ bodies without causing any damage.
“How could this be!?” Gu Qing Shan was shocked.
“It’s impossible, we——”
Boss shouted and unleashed the power of radiance, but only caused the bugs to be more annoyed, unable to kill even a single one of them.
He said in despair: “This is an Unfathomable Apocalypse; we can’t do anything about——-”
Suddenly, a gust of wind blew up towards them from the River of Time, carrying with it a moist aura.
This aura swept through Gu Qing Shan’s body, causing the bugs to become even more disturbed.
Noticing this, Gu Qing Shan twisted his body and began flying into the River of Time.
The wind suddenly became extremely intense.
Gu Qing Shan’s clothes were fluttering from being blown by the storm-force wind.
Shi shi shi shi!
The light bugs fearfully screeched.
They then gathered together and fused into a monster made of pure light, now standing above Gu Qing Shan’s body.
It was a skeleton clad in light, the pale white glow around its body appeared as a robe that completely blocked out the wind around them.
The skeleton looked down at Gu Qing Shan and declared:
[Sinful beings, I entered the Reality Gate in order to eradicate you all!]
Its boney arm manifested into a length of chain.
In that instant———-
A time monster leapt out from the depths of the River of Time.
It was a flying fish with six pairs of eyes, leaping towards Gu Qing Shan while carrying an intense gust of wind with it.
Right as Gu Qing Shan wanted to struggle, that flying fish shouted at him: 「 Don’t move, Gu Qing Shan! 」
It was unclear what Gu Qing Shan was thinking but he instantly stopped moving.
The flying fish turned into a mass of grey mist that passed through the shroud of light that enveloped the skeleton.
The skeleton’s body shook.
Following that, more flying fishes leapt out from the water towards Gu Qing Shan one after another.
They all sped up and rushed through the monster’s body as if to attack it.
The monster froze.
[… I was… only a bit…]
It spoke with regret, then once again scattered back into countless bugs of light and gradually turning dim in the void of space.
All the bugs eventually faded away in the wind.
Gu Qing Shan was now soaked in cold sweat.
My attacks couldn’t even touch the other party, so if it wasn’t for those flying fishes—–
He turned towards the group of flying fishes.
Only to see the flying fishes once again returning to surround him.
The leader flying fish spoke in human language: 「 Gu Qing Shan, you’ve saved the River of Time once during the Age of Immemorial, and now we’ve saved you once. The debt between you and the Chrono race has been resolved 」
They all nodded to greet Gu Qing Shan, then went back into the River of Time.
The River of Time became peaceful again.
They couldn’t see where the flying fishes had gone.
Nor where they originated from.
“I really couldn’t imagine that these time monsters would be able to deal with that Apocalypse” Gu Qing Shan commented.
“They didn’t act at all in the past” Boss said with a dejected tone: “Fortunately, the waterfall of light was quite a distance from us, so only some weak light was reflected on our bodies—– otherwise both you and I would have died on the spot”
“What kind of Apocalypse is this? Why was it initially a group of bugs, then turned into a monster?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“I don’t know. After all, I couldn’t defeat it when I was at my peak, nor did I manage to find its weakness” Boss replied.
Gu Qing Shan went silent.
——-at this peak, Boss was capable of mobilizing the entirety of the frozen corpse’s power, which made him equivalent to a kind of secret Apocalypse.
But even he lost.
Facing an Unfathomable Apocalypse, the frozen corpse was defeated, a portion of its body was turned into the Eternal Abyss, while the other portion was sealed by the six Sealing Tokens, and still hasn’t regained its past strength since.
Gu Qing Shan sighed.
He continued flying forward along the River of Time.
At this point, Boss had also readjusted his emotions and asked with a solemn tone: “Who exactly was it that broke through the void of space and sent you into the River of Time?”
“It felt very familiar…” Gu Qing Shan pondered.
Boss added: “You’re right, it felt a lot like the bullet shot when the Apocalypse Assassin attacked you”
“A Space-Time warp attack, directly using spatial warp to hit the target without giving them a chance to even dodge—— Su Xue Er must have come once again” Gu Qing Shan speculated.
“Then it seems she had saved us” Boss replied.
Gu Qing Shan thought for a bit longer and said: “In reality, I’ve already realized the threat and triggered the power of the Four Pillar Gods of the void in order to return to the Earth World”
Boss commented: “The Earth World? So that was it——- we didn’t get eroded by too much light, and the Earth World was capable of prohibiting all supernatural powers. Even an Apocalypse would be significantly weakened in such a world, we would have been able to survive”
“But Su Xue Er had sent me through time towards the future instead” Gu Qing Shan followed up.
Boss added: “Furthermore, she could have waited for a split second longer for you to save little Wei before she used her Space-Time attack”
“That’s right, but she did not give me that time” Gu Qing Shan agreed.
Having thought things this far, both of them fell silent.
Why didn’t Su Xue Er give Gu Qing Shan the chance to save little Wei?
The two of them wracked their heads and thought for a long while.
Until finally, Gu Qing Shan spoke up:
“Little Wei… from an identity perspective, Lady Darksea had vouched for her, and I’ve also found that she was clean after a brief examination”
“Hm, and since she helped me snap out of my slump, I owe her; so we’re back to the same question—– why did Su Xue Er save us, but did not give us the chance to save little Wei?” Boss commented.
After staying silent for a while longer, Gu Qing Shan finally said: “We still need to confirm something before we can come to any judgement”
“That is?” Boss asked.
“We need to see which time period in the future Su Xue Er had sent me into” Gu Qing Shan replied.
He looked forward into the River of Time.
Tick tick tick——–
An electronic voice was suddenly heard from around Gu Qing Shan:
[Space-Time scanning stopped]
[You’ve arrived at the correct time node]
[All energy expended; all energy expended!]
[This device is about to enter sleep mode]
Boss appeared surprised: “The power that was driving us forward knows how to talk as well?”
Gu Qing Shan replied: “It’s most likely a Technological device that Impartial Goddess had created, but I still haven’t seen it”
As soon as he said that, the force that was pushing him forward earlier disappeared.
Gu Qing Shan now hovered in mid-air without moving.
From the fog around him, tiny fragments of metal converged into a ring that floated in front of Gu Qing Shan’s eyes.
Gu Qing Shan caught the ring in his hand.
Carefully examining the ring, he saw that there were some engravings on the circumference of the ring:
[Ring: Life Chaser]
[This intricate Technological product was a joint creation from Su Xue Er and Impartial Goddess. I wish you a pleasurable user experience]
At the same time, lines of glowing text appeared on the War God UI:
[Technological product, Divine Artifact]
[This item’s specific specs and information can only be displayed after it had been charged]
Gu Qing Shan was a bit surprised, then couldn’t help but chuckle to himself.
“What’s the matter? Why are you chuckling?” Boss asked.
“Su Xue Er and Impartial Goddess would not hurt me, so if they’ve sent me into this period of time, they surely have some sort of unspoken intention”
After saying that, Gu Qing Shan looked down towards the River of Time.
He was currently hovering directly above a point in the River of Time, which he could enter as long as he wished.
“Then, should we head down to take a look?” Boss asked.
“Yeah, let’s see what point in time we’re currently in” Gu Qing Shan replied.
Boss then said: “Wait a minute, I feel like we’re forgotten something——”
“I also feel the same, but it seems to be something unrelated to our current situation…” Gu Qing Shan also said.
“You’re right. Ok, let’s just ignore it for now, we need to head down and take a look first”
Gu Qing Shan’s figure shifted and moved into the River of Time.
The original point in time.
While the Unfathomable Apocalypse was destroying the Wraith realm.
At the same time.
In another location within the Pantheon ruins that was extremely distant from the Wraith realm.
In a certain world.
Crow descended from above, landing next to a seaside pool.
Lady Darksea spoke in his ears:
[Sir Crow, I will need a bit of time to look for an appropriate candidate for the Order, you can rest for a bit, it’s been tough on you]
“Alright, I’ll wait for you right here” Crow replied.
He looked around.
Fresh flowers, good alcohol, pretty girls, and a clear blue sky.
———-this place is exactly what I needed.
He whistled and headed towards a beautiful girl.
“Hello, I’ve been on this beach for a very long time before I finally met you——– so I think it would truly be a shame if I hadn’t come to introduce myself—– I’m Crow, may I know your name, miss?”
Crow displayed a charming smile and chatted up the girl.
As the girl looked at him, her eyes immediately lit up and smiled brightly.
She giggled a bit before telling her name, then asked:
“Are you alone? Where are your friends?”
Crow’s expression became a bit blank and deliriously answered: “My friend? It’s a wonder if they’re still alive right now, but I think they’ve most likely forgotten about me”
He suddenly regained his senses, completely ignorant of what he just said and smiled again: “Beautiful miss, did you say something?”