World's Apocalypse Online

烟火成城

Chapter 1448 - The only light

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Chapter 1448: The only light

Gu Qing Shan turned to Shroud.

At this point, Shroud was no longer breathing and even his heart rate had slowed down considerably.

Gu Qing Shan released his inner sight to carefully examine Shroud’s current state.

——in truth, Shroud’s injuries were already getting better, and he hadn’t sustained any further injuries.

So why is he dying?

Gu Qing Shan was confused.

“Epta, you’re the healing expert, do you have any idea of what’s going on?” he asked.

“I really don’t know” Epta’s expression was filled with despair: “He was clearly healing well, so I truly have no idea why he would suddenly be weakened like this”

Gu Qing Shan attempted to use some healing hand seals, but they also didn’t do anything.

He was truly confused.

“Death…”

Gu Qing Shan suddenly asked: “Overlord of Death, do you know what’s happening to my friend?”

From the void of s.p.a.ce, a series of black burning letters quickly appeared:

[I can sense that a part of his soul had entered the World of Law, most likely standing within the hall of the Overlord of Radiance]

[The Overlord of Radiance had been snuffed out, its hall would also close off very soon. You need to head into the World of Law to understand clearly what had happened in order to save him]

Gu Qing Shan instantly replied: “Alright, but I don’t know how to enter the hall of the Overlord of Radiance”

[I can send you there] the burning letters said.

“Thank you”

Gu Qing Shan stood up and was about to head out, then suddenly recalled something.

Although Shroud’s matter was urgent, there is something else that I have to resolve before that.

“Epta, Scarlet, I’m going to enter the World of Law to search for another part of Shroud’s soul, but once I leave, Shroud’s body would remain here alone, unable to resist any attacks” Gu Qing Shan informed them with a serious expression.

The two of them were startled.

“Do you have a solution?” Scarlet asked.

“I do, one of you must form a covenant with the Overlord of Death, only then would you be strong enough to fight and protect Shroud” Gu Qing Shan told them.

Epta was hesitant: “But ever since I was born I’ve practiced nothing but healing techniques. I’ve never killed anyone before, and neither has big sis Scarlet”

“And also…”

She didn’t continue.

But both Gu Qing Shan and Scarlet understood what she wanted to say.

—–to form a covenant with the Overlord of Death, one must kill 30,000 living beings in a single day.

For both Epta and Scarlet, this was an impossible feat.

Their lives would only be taken by the Overlord of Death.

That would be doing nothing but heading straight to their deaths!

Gu Qing Shan also knew this.

But right now, I need to go save Shroud’s soul, so I can only rely on these two girls.

Gu Qing Shan lowered his voice and told them: “Don’t be afraid, it’s only 30,000 people. In truth, I can also give you a hand, there won’t be any issues”

Epta went completely stiff from fear after hearing him, unsure of what to say.

Scarlet’s eyes appeared hesitant, but then suddenly asked: “Rhode, do you think someone will attack us?”

Gu Qing Shan coldly snorted: “Of course, even though Reneedol has left, our situation hadn’t gotten even a single bit better”

Scarlet paused slightly, then said: “I’ll do it”

Epta opened her eyes wide and appeared shocked: “Big sis Scarlet?”

Gu Qing Shan also turned towards Scarlet.

Scarlet shook her head: “I’ve always wanted to become the leader of a group, which was why I had been cultivating nothing but combat support techniques in order to better lead others, but from how things are, it’s clear that our World Valley no longer has any groups for me to lead”

“I need to save you, and save myself”

Recalling the summoning etiquette she had learnt before, she knelt on one knee and muttered: “I, Scarlet, request the covenant bearer of the world spirit, Rhode, to consign me to the Overlord of Death”

Gu Qing Shan gazed upon her full of praise.

Unafraid of death, and quick to make her decisions.

Such characteristics are rare.

He observed the young girl.

She wasn’t eye-catchingly beautiful but she carried a sense of bravery on her expression, as if she wouldn’t back down in front of any hards.h.i.+p.

Gu Qing Shan chanted: “Venerable Overlord of Death, I, Rhode, hereby consign a new covenant bearer; are you willing to bestow your grace and form a covenant with this mortal, thus allowing her to borrow your strength?”

A cl.u.s.ter of black flames appear in the void of s.p.a.ce:

[I shall allow it]

The black flames manifested out of nowhere, enveloped Scarlet, then disappeared together with her.

A short moment later.

Scarlet reappeared.

However, her expression was a bit strange.

“What’s the matter?” Gu Qing Shan asked.

“It’s nothing!” Scarlet hurriedly told him.

“Have you formed a covenant?”

“I have”

“Good, then I’ll be going. If there are any enemy attacks, just try to hold on as long as you can, I’ll return immediately”

After saying so, Gu Qing Shan clenched his fist.

Invisible power emanated from his body.

—–[Blessings of the Past Worlds]!

Instantly, he left the cave and entered the World of Laws.

Scarlet stood still with an ever-changing expression.

“Big sis Scarlet, are you ok?” Epta asked her out of concern.

“I’m fine… Epta, I remember that during your previous birthday, you prepared a bit of alcohol for the Elders…” Scarlet said.

“Ah, I did” Epta replied.

“Do you still have the alcohol?” Scarlet asked.

“I do, the Elders didn’t drink a lot at the time, I still have 7-8 bottles with me” Epta replied.

“Give them to me, I’ll need them”

“Alright, I won’t drink them anyways”

Scarlet accepted the alcohol, took out one of them and raised it into the air.

The bottle disappeared without a trace.

“Ah? What is this?” Epta was surprised.

Scarlet replied without changing her expression: “To provide sustenance to the Overlord”

She then popped one bottle open and took a sip herself.

“Big sis, since when could you drink alcohol?” Epta was surprised again.

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“This was the Overlord’s idea… they consider the act of drinking a catalyst to allow the covenant bearer to better become accustomed to the Law of Death, allowing me to better utilize their powers” Scarlet replied.

Gu Qing Shan was moving through a chaotic world.

His body was clad in black flames, this was power from the Law of Death that was leading his path.

As Gu Qing Shan continued to fly, the blurry, unclear images abruptly disappeared altogether.

A grand and luxurious palace appeared in his vision.

It gave off endless white light, exuding nothing but dignity.

Gu Qing Shan flew into the palace.

Only to see that everything within the palace had already been more or less damaged, even the statue at the center of the hall had been broken, its fragments scattered all over.

One person sat at the center of the hall.

Shroud.

He was silently watching the broken statue with a stunned expression.

“Shroud! What happened to you?” Gu Qing Shan asked.

Shroud replied: “I’m fine, I just don’t understand a few things”

“What don’t you understand? If you don’t return right away, your body is going to die, hurry up and come with me!” Gu Qing Shan called out.

Shroud shook his head and sorrowfully said: “I really don’t understand, the Law of Radiance illuminates all things, allowing the myriad Laws to foster and grow, so why was it surrounded and attacked by the numerous Laws, ultimately ending up destroyed?”

He turned around and looked at Gu Qing Shan.

“Rhode, the Overlords are trying to absorb power from Radiance, dividing the Law of Radiance among themselves”

“It was clearly the Law of Radiance that helped them grow stronger, but they turned on and ambushed the Overlord of Radiance”

“Listen—–”

Shroud pointed his hand into the void of s.p.a.ce.

Various voices appeared all around the hall.

「 The era of Radiance is over, there is only one soul left within its Divine Palace 」

「 Destroy him, let me dissolve the power of the Law of Radiance 」

「 No, you’re too weak, the power of Radiance will overwhelm you, let me 」

「 Enough, no one would be able to endure that much power by themselves 」

「 That’s right, when the power is dissolved, do not be greedy, just take as much as you can endure 」

「 Hurry, put in more effort 」

This was clearly the voices of the Law Behemoths talking to one another.

Gu Qing Shan silently listened for a while.

Shroud’s expression was filled with grief, the light on his body growing increasingly dimmer.

Gu Qing Shan sighed, then said: “Let us return first”

“You don’t understand. I am the final soul within the Law of Radiance, so as soon as I leave, this Divine Palace manifested from the pure power of Radiance would be divided among the other Laws” Shroud replied.

Gu Qing Shan shrugged: “So you’re just going to sit there and cry?”

Shroud paused.

“They all think that the Law of Radiance is already a thing of the past, what do you think I should do?” he asked.

“Who cares what they think, and who cares what I think? In fact, do you think you enact revenge or not?” Gu Qing Shan asked him in return.

Shroud was stunned.

“Don’t pay attention to what other people think” Gu Qing Shan seriously told him: “You are the final soul entrusted by the Law of Radiance, so what do you think you should do? To let Radiance be destroyed, or act like a man, stand up, and do something about it?”

Shroud kept silent.

After a while, he lightly muttered: “If there exists no other Radiance in this world, I am the only light”

The glow around his body abruptly erupted and gradually filled the entire Divine Palace.

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