Chapter 1805: Leaving the Clash!
TN: Due to some unfortunate circumstances, i’ve had to send my work computer out for repairs, so the novel will be taking a 15-day hiatus starting tomorrow. All chapters that would have been released during that period will be released at a 2-chapter daily rate after the hiatus is over, thank you for your continued support and patience with me.
A beautiful young girl appeared.
She pressed one hand on Gu Qing Shan’s body while forming a hand seal with her other hand.!!
In an instant, their surroundings overlapped with a different scenery, signaling that something was about to occur.
“Trying to flee?” a Sequence Envoy shouted.
He manifested a cluster of spinning stars on top of his hand before throwing a punch towards the young girl.
The young girl glanced at him.
All the stars were sent flying back and violently struck the Sequence Envoy’s body.
At the very next instant.
The overlapped scenery became fully condensed.
The young girl and Gu Qing Shan both disappeared from the encirclement.
Heaven and earth spun——-
The scenery of the great tomb had disappeared, Gu Qing Shan now found himself standing on top of a cloud with a tattered abandoned palace complex below his feet.
“Hoh… hoh… Shifu, how come you’ve—— taken this form?” Gu Qing Shan struggled to open his bloodied eyes and asked in confusion.
The young girl looked straight at him and quickly explained: “Qing Shan, I’ve temporarily taken you into my Phase Realm, but there are too many enemies and they’re all very strong, my Phase Realm won’t be able to hold up for too long”
From below the clouds, the sound of intense impact could continuously be heard.
“Don’t think you can run!”
『 This is only a damaged Phase Realm, don’t try——- 』
「 Destroy this Phase Realm! 」
“Attack all at once!”
The Sequence Envoys exclaimed one after another.
A sword whose entire shaft was made up of golden jade appeared from the air and hovered next to Gu Qing Shan, guarding him.
“It’s you?” Xie Dao Ling asked in surprise.
「 That’s right, I’ve met you before—— you’re trying to investigate what happened all those years ago 」the sword commented.
“You’ve already recognized him as your master?” Xie Dao Ling asked again.
「 That is the only hope of survival 」the sword replied.
Xie Dao Ling appeared glad.
She stopped paying attention to the sword and instead grabbed both of Gu Qing Shan’s hands.
“Qing Shan… right now, I need the Heavenly Dharma that you’ve been nurturing”
——In Gu Qing Shan’s possession, the Heavenly Dharma had undergone several evolutions and reached the realm of [Heavenly Emperor’s Divine Eyes].
“No problem, Shifu, take if you need it” Gu Qing Shan said right away.
Xie Dao Ling formed a hand seal and pressed her finger in between Gu Qing Shan’s eyebrows.
Lines of bloody red text swiftly appeared.
[Xie Dao Ling has taken your Heavenly Emperor’s Divine Eyes]
[You’ve lost the Heavenly Dharma as well as the qualifications represented by the Heavenly Dharma]
Gu Qing Shan skimmed through the messages without batting an eyelid.
“Qing Shan, you need to give me your position as the City Lord of Star Gazer city as well” Xie Dao Ling continued.
Gu Qing Shan doubtfully asked: “Shifu, but you aren’t a Chosen Saint—–”
“That’s no problem, as I was the previous Heavenly Emperor, so as long as you agree, I will be able to inherit your city” Xie Dao Ling explained.
“Then, of course I agree” Gu Qing Shan said.
“Also, you must give me your Deific Authority as the Huang Quan Devil King as well” Xie Dao Ling continued.
“Does Shifu have a use for it?”
“Although you’ve lost the Six Paths Great Mountain sword, you still possess temporarily the partial authority of Samsara Mountain God; this temporary authority has been obscured by the Samsara, but you still actually possess it—— You need to give me this authority as well” Xie Dao Ling said.
“Shifu, whatever you need, you can take it all” Gu Qing Shan replied.
Xie Dao Ling’s cold eyes suddenly gained a bit of warmth.
“I’ve prepared a peeling technique for myself since a long time ago, but now I will have to use it on you”
“What kind of technique is it?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
Xie Dao Ling slightly lowered her head without answering.
Flashes of light from various techniques could now be seen appearing in the void of space around them.
The sounds of impact also grew increasingly more rapid.
This entire Phase Realm was rumbling violently and had begun to collapse.
There was no time.
Xie Dao Ling sighed sorrowfully before standing up and declared with a solemn tone:
“Sword cultivator of Bai Hua sect, Gu Qing Shan, heed your order”
“This disciple is here” Gu Qing Shan responded.
Xie Dao Ling spoke: “From today onwards, you are the master of Bai Hua sect, I order you to take everyone with you and leave the Samsara Clash for Supremacy to explore this unknown Boundless Void”
Gu Qing Shan was shocked, then frantically asked: “Shifu? Why are you suddenly forbidding me from participating in the Samsara Clash for Supremacy? Didn’t you bestow me the Heavenly Dharma before? I thought that——”
Xie Dao Ling changed her hand seal and once again pressed her fingers between Gu Qing Shan’s eyebrows, then declared with a raised voice: “I will be the one to take on the Samsara Heavenly Emperor position!”
Instantly, lines of bloody red text began to appear in front of Gu Qing Shan’s vision:
[All of your Samsara identities have been stripped away by the previous Heavenly Emperor, Xie Dao Ling]
[You are about to be expelled from the Samsara Clash for Supremacy!]
Gu Qing Shan endured the intense pain all over his body to raise his hand and grab Xie Dao Ling’s wrist.
He tried to speak.
Xie Dao Ling’s expression turned gentle, before turning cold once again.
Gu Qing Shan continued to keep his hand around her wrist without pulling back.
Xie Dao Ling shook her head, then also grabbed his wrist.
“Languish!” she grunted.
Gu Qing Shan instantly felt his eyelids gradually becoming heavier while his consciousness became dull.
“——Qing Shan, take everyone with you and survive, begin your lives anew from now on”
She gently sent her voice.
While listening to her voice, Gu Qing Shan could sense the coldness radiating from the tips of her fingers.
He could no longer keep his grip on her wrist.
Their hands slowly slipped past one another before finally separating.
Gu Qing Shan was left inside the Phase Realm, while Xie Dao Ling had returned to the main world.
The surrounding world had become as blurred as a fever dream.
Gu Qing Shan could do nothing but watch as Xie Dao Ling slowly descended into the encirclement of the Sequence Envoys.
At the very last moment.
Her body began to exude a solemn radiant aura.
A projection of two cities appeared behind her.
The Heavenly Palace.
And Star Gazer city.
——-she had brought both Chosen Saint cities into her possession!
Gu Qing Shan only managed to watch up to this point when he noticed that the Phase Realm had thoroughly left the main world.
The Phase Realm was clearly leaving the great tomb.
The sea of clouds were pristine with drifting heavenly light.
Everything was moving away.
A lot of voices seemed to be echoing into his ears.
——-are there other people in this Phase Realm?
Gu Qing Shan turned his gaze towards the abandoned palace complex and noticed a few acquaintances who were calling his name from on top of a balcony.
At this point, Gu Qing Shan couldn’t endure it any longer.
His eyes went dark.
And he fell off from the layer of clouds.
After an unknown amount of time.
Gu Qing Shan opened his eyes.
His mind only remained blank for a split second before he abruptly sat up and called out:
There were only a few familiar faces around him.
Qin Xiao Lou, Wan Er, Qing Rou, Li An, the Progenitor Fiendess, as well as over a hundred Tianma girls.
The place where he woke up was a large palace hall.
While he was lying on a bed of myriad flowers carved out of jade.
“Junior brother, you’re finally awake” Qin Xiao Lou delightedly exclaimed.
Gu Qing Shan didn’t say a single word and instantly appeared outside the palace hall in a flash.
There was only a sea of clouds outside the palace hall.
Clouds and wind continuously drifted about without dissipating while the world itself remained silent.
——-Xie Dao Ling wasn’t here.
“Where is Shifu?” Gu Qing Shan asked without turning around.
Qin Xiao Lou was hurriedly running towards him when he heard that, after which his smile froze on his face.
He abruptly collapsed to his knees and cried out: “Shifu doesn’t want us anymore!”
『 Don’t spout nonsense 』
The Progenitor Fiendess also emerged and swiftly rebuked him.
Gu Qing Shan closed his eyes, then opened his eyes again once he had fully calmed himself down.
“Fiendess, please tell me, what exactly is going on here?” he asked.
The Progenitor Fiendess slightly curtsied to him, then replied: 『 From today onwards, all of us from the Tianma race will officially join Bai Hua sect, while you have become the next leader of Bai Hua sect—— as personally appointed by her majesty the Heavenly Emperor 』
All the Tianma, as well as Qing Rou, Wan Er, and Qin Xiao Lou, bowed respectfully towards him.
Gu Qing Shan’s expression remained unchanged as he released his Inner Sight to observe their surroundings.
Only to find that they were still inside Xie Dao Ling’s Phase Realm.
However, he could see through the border of the Phase Realm to witness the billions of tiny stars and the darkness of space outside.
——this was the completely foreign Boundless Void!
“Has everyone here been stripped of their Samsara identities and kicked out of the Samsara by Shifu?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
『 That’s right, we all have broken away from the Samsara, as caused by Her Majesty the Heavenly Emperor 』the Progenitor Fiendess said.
“For what reason?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
『 This old lady doesn’t know why Her Majesty wanted to do so, but from this moment onwards, we are no longer related to anything that concerns the Samsara 』the Progenitor Fiendess answered him.
Gu Qing Shan pondered for a few moments as his gaze turned towards Qing Rou.
Within Bai Hua sect, the one that could read everyone the best was her.
Qing Rou understood what he was trying to ask and answered right away: “Sect master, Wan Er and I have accompanied Shifu in search of you all this entire time, after the two Shifu finally met, they quickly became one—– she said that you’re in a very dangerous situation, so she wanted to retrieve the Heavenly Palace, then immediately came to find you”
Gu Qing Shan’s heart became tense and pursued the question: “And then? What else did she do?”
“Shifu also told us that from now on, you will be the sect master of Bai Hua sect, and we must all leave the Samsara together with you” Qing Rou explained.
Gu Qing Shan blankly muttered: “How could that be…”
Everyone remained quiet.
——even now, not a single person understood why Xie Dao Ling did what she had done.
Gu Qing Shan thought deeply for a while before he suddenly recalled a certain detail.
With his thought, a golden jade-textured sword appeared from the void of space:
“Delimitation, my Shifu said something to you earlier, in other words, the two of you were acquainted?” he asked.
The sword answered: 「 Indeed, I’ve once met her in the past. At the time, she was carrying with her a black leather book as she traveled there from the future——– to that secret moment in history, during the day of the decisive battle between the Samsara and the Apocalypse 」
Gu Qing Shan asked: “Can you tell me about that?”
「 You didn’t have the time or the mind to care about this earlier, but now you must fully comprehend my abilities before we can talk in detail about the past 」the sword told him.
Gu Qing Shan reached forward.
The sword landed in his hand, which he gripped tightly.
Lines of bloody red text swiftly manifested in front of Gu Qing Shan’s vision:
[You’ve obtained a sword of unknown origin from the Boundless Void: Delimitation]
[This sword possesses the following Thaumaturgies:]
[All-Encompassing Sword Realm: Manifest a Phase Realm out of nothing but your own thoughts]
[All Things Perish: The antithesis of all things, sharpness that cannot be stopped by any object]
[Behold: Regardless of location, observe all that had ever occurred and witness any secrets hidden within any void of space]
[Nihilism Dao: One births two, two birth three, three birth myriads; witness myriads as one, see one as myriads]
Gu Qing Shan silently read through the descriptions.
——if the Wraith realm Ruler hadn’t offered up all of the most precious treasures of the Wraith realm, as well as getting aid from the dragons during that summoning ritual, he wouldn’t have been able to summon this sword at all.
[All-Encompassing Sword Realm], [All Things Perish], [Behold], and [Nihilism Dao]; all of them are extremely terrifying abilities that a normal Divine Artifact wouldn’t possess.
“Nihilism… Dao…” Gu Qing Shan tried muttering.
Following his words, the sword gave off a resoundingly cold ringing noise.
The golden jade-textured sword separated itself into two, then into three, then into hundreds and thousands of swords, which quickly filled the sea of clouds as well as the void of space around him.