Against the Gods

Mars Gravity - 火星引力

Chapter 1872 - The Mirror of Enigma

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Chapter 1872 - The Mirror of Enigma

“He Ling, what is this ‘Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm’?” Yun Che asked using his soul voice.

The devil race must’ve been furious after Mo E exiled the Heaven Smiting Devil Emperor and the nine hundred Devil G.o.ds, but they didn’t wage war right away because the devil race was already weaker than the G.o.d race even when they were whole. After losing Heaven Smiting and the nine hundred Devil G.o.ds, their chances of defeating the G.o.d race in a direct confrontation could only be described as abysmal.

However, after the pillar of the G.o.d race, the Heaven Punis.h.i.+ng G.o.d Emperor had pa.s.sed away, and the powerful Creation G.o.d of Elements had gone into seclusion, the only Creation G.o.ds left on the G.o.d race’s side was Xi Ke—the Creation G.o.d of Order who was infamous for his loner personality, independent actions, and complete lack of any authority or command—and Li Suo, the weakest Creation G.o.d in terms of combat strength.

Naturally, the simmering devil race wasn’t going to miss out on such a golden opportunity.

So the great war between G.o.ds and devils broke out with the Heaven Punis.h.i.+ng Ancestral Sword as the trigger.

However, looking at the Ancient Records of the Dragon G.o.d, the ancient devil race had still underestimated the G.o.d race’s strength. Mo E might’ve pa.s.sed away, but his Heaven Punis.h.i.+ng G.o.d Clan and the other divine clans who served as his protectors were still incredibly powerful. The fact that most of the king realm inheritances that existed today could be traced directly to Mo E’s protector clans was proof of that.

It also proved that Mo E had been preparing to go to war against the devil race for a very, very long time.

There was also one more critical factor that contributed to the horrible defeat of the devil race. During the latter half of the great war, the three cores of the devil race; the strongest dark profound pract.i.tioners of them all—the Original Darkness Devil Emperor, the Nirvana Devil Emperor and the Nine Fiend Devil Emperor—had all been lured into the “Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm” and trapped. It wasn’t until the Evil Infant had unwittingly destroyed the Eternal Heaven Divine Realm with Myriad Tribulations that they were finally freed, but by then it was already too late.

The outcome had been inevitable from the moment the devil race lost their leaders and their greatest combat strength. After losing again and again and being driven to a dead end, and their Devil Emperors looking nowhere close to returning, the devil race ultimately decided to unseal the Evil Infant’s Wheel of Myriad Tribulations.

The Eternal Heaven Pearl was ranked fourth of the seven great Heavenly Profound Treasures, inferior only to the Heaven Punis.h.i.+ng Ancestral Sword, the Evil Infant’s Wheel of Myriad Tribulations, and the Primordial Seal of Life and Death. This placement had actually puzzled Yun Che for a very long time. While the Eternal Heaven Divine Realm was pretty special, he couldn’t imagine that it was more special than the Sky Poison Pearl or the World Piercer.

That was no longer the case. After learning that this never-before-heard “Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm” had been powerful enough to stall three Devil Emperors until the end of the war, he couldn’t help but ask He Ling about it.

He Ling replied, “The Eternal Heaven Pearl’s time manipulating function isn’t limited to just time expansion. It could both expand and compress time. The latter is far harder to achieve than the former.”

Yun Che understood her meaning immediately. “You’re saying that the Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm can accelerate time as well?”

“Mn!” He Ling replied affirmatively. “The inner world of the Eternal Heaven Pearl can be ‘unfolded’ into the time-expanding Eternal Heaven Divine Realm. On the other hand, it can also be compressed and ‘folded’ by ten, a hundred, or a thousand levels.”

“With the current universe’s limitations, the Eternal Heaven Pearl can barely achieve the Ten Level Realm, much less twenty. As for the Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm… the ancient Creation G.o.d of Order was the only person who could’ve done it.”

“A person who was trapped at the heart of the Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm must break through a total of a thousand mini worlds to escape. However, it is also incredibly easy to lose one’s way while escaping. The possibility that the escaper might sink deeper into the Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm instead of escaping is very real.”

“Even worse, the time inside the Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm flows a thousand times faster than normal.”

“...” Yun Che couldn’t help but be shocked by what he just heard.

The power of these Heavenly Profound Treasures—especially when they were at their full strength during the ancient era—was truly beyond the understanding of the current universe.

To be locked behind a thousand mini worlds while time pa.s.sed a thousand times faster than normal… the experience could only be described as an absolute nightmare. To give an example, the three Devil Emperors could’ve struggled for just a century inside the Eternal Heaven Thousand Level Realm, but a hundred thousand years would’ve pa.s.sed in the real world.

This was the true might and terror of the Eternal Heaven Pearl. It was almost a shame that it would never return to its former glory.

That being said, the main function of the Eternal Heaven Pearl was still its ability to expand time. It was best used as a way to achieve a miraculous leap in power in a short real-world time and overcome certain obstacles that should’ve been insurmountable before.

Barring extremely unique circ.u.mstances, there was practically no one who would want to accelerate time while being inside the Eternal Heaven Pearl. It would’ve been a complete waste of one’s life and time in the outside world… or so Yun Che thought.

[Fifth Heavenly Profound Treasure: Sky Poison Pearl]

[Birthed from the bottom of the primal abyss of the devil race, it was absolutely yin and poisonous, but also absolutely pure and clean at the same time. Its inner s.p.a.ce was infinite, and it possessed the vast power to both poison and purify. It could be used to bury both G.o.ds and devils in an abyss of poison, or it could be used to purify all evils in but a flash. It was held by the devil race’s Heaven Smiting Devil Emperor.]

[Its strongest poison was called the ‘Heaven Wounding Thought Severing Poison’. After the Heaven Smiting Devil Emperor shared its breath with the devil race, the latter used it as a template to create many more terrible devilish poisons such as the Eternally Severed Samsara, Nine Fiend G.o.d Destroyer, Absolute G.o.d Slaying Poison, Sleep of Eternal Darkness…]

Judging from the many records about the great war of G.o.ds and devils, one of the devil race’s strongest and most terrible weapons was its devilish poison.

The Sword Spirit G.o.d Clan Hong’er was living with had been destroyed by devilish poisons. Even the Creation G.o.ddess of Life had died to a devilish poison.

To date, the scars left behind by the many ancient devilish poisons of that war still survived until today’s Southern Divine Region.

It was only now that Yun Che realized that the powerful devilish poisons had come from the power of the Sky Poison Pearl… even the deadly Absolute G.o.d Slaying Poison Jasmine suffered from had originated from the Sky Poison Pearl!

The more he read the Ancient Records of the Dragon G.o.d, the more he thought that a Heavenly Profound Treasure at its complete state was absolutely terrifying. Even in ancient times, it could single-handedly change the tides of a war.

[... somehow, the Eternal Night Devil Clan produced the Sky Poison Pearl that should’ve vanished together with the Heaven Smiting Devil Emperor for eternity. When it glowed a horrific blue… the only good news amidst all the bad news was that the Sky Poison Pearl hadn’t accepted a new master, so the Eternal Night Devil Clan was unable to unleash the Heaven Wounding Thought Severing Poison. The consequences would’ve been unimaginable otherwise…]

[... When the Evil Infant's Wheel of Myriad Tribulations hijacked the Sky Poison Pearl, it actually managed to manifest the “Myriad Tribulations” recorded in the Ancestral Devil Canon. The G.o.ds, the devils, the heavens. In that moment, everything fell into an inescapable tribulation of despair…]

[Naturally, the poison spirit of the Sky Poison Pearl didn’t survive the hijacking of the Evil Infant.]

[Why hadn’t the Sky Poison Pearl left with the Heaven Smiting Devil Emperor? How did this myriad tribulations of despair happen…]

Even Yun Che couldn’t help but feel for the ancients when he read the final line under the Sky Poison Pearl.

Had the Heaven Smiting Devil Emperor or the Heretic G.o.d been in possession of the Sky Poison Pearl at the time, the Evil Infant's Wheel of Myriad Tribulations would never have been able to hijack it. And without it, no matter how powerful the Evil Infant had been, the calamity it wrought shouldn’t have been enough to end an entire era...

No matter how you looked at it, the Heaven Punis.h.i.+ng G.o.d Emperor was the root cause of all these disasters.

[Sixth Heavenly Profound Treasure: World Piercer]

[Birthed from the very first spatial gap of the primordial universe, the World Piercer was the Heavenly Profound Treasure with the greatest divine power of s.p.a.ce. It enabled creation, relocation, and instant penetration of s.p.a.ce. It could also interfere with, disrupt and destroy any spatial laws including the Walls of Primal Chaos, or so the legends claimed.]

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[It was held by the Creation G.o.d of Elements, Ni Xuan. The “World Dragon City” gifted to our tribe by the Creation G.o.d of Elements himself was also marked with the power of the World Piercer.]

[The Dragon G.o.d once said that none of the four Creation G.o.ds had ever known or come into contact with the Mirror of Samsara.]

…...

[... The Well of Samsara is dead, both G.o.ds and devils have perished, the universe itself is dying, and still the Mirror of Samsara is nowhere to be seen…]

[If there truly is no cycle of rebirth left in this world, then does that mean… we are about to meet... an eternal end…]

Afraid to miss even the slightest detail regarding the Mirror of Samsara, Yun Che read the pa.s.sages extraordinarily slowly and carefully.

It was because the turning point of his fate had begun from a most unusual “Samsara”.

He wanted to know exactly how he had “reincarnated” from the Profound Sky Continent to the Azure Cloud Continent, then from the Azure Cloud Continent back to the Profound Sky Continent.

Was it his two deaths that triggered the Mirror of Samsara’s power of rebirth, just as Jasmine had speculated a long time ago?

According to this record, the Mirror of Samsara had never appeared in ancient times. The ancients guessed that it sat at the core of the Well of Samsara, but no one had ever been able to confirm the authenticity of the rumors. So, why had it suddenly appeared in the current world?

The Sky Poison Pearl was left behind on Blue Pole Star by the Heretic G.o.d, but the Mirror of Samsara obviously wasn’t related to him.

Moreover, he was one hundred percent certain that he had never been the master of the Mirror of Samsara, now or before. Throughout the years, he had tried everything to elicit a response from the Mirror of Samsara to no avail. He couldn’t even slip his consciousness into its inner world.

So why had his deaths triggered its power of rebirth… when such a thing had never happened in the past?

Suddenly, an odd idea entered his mind. Maybe… his death hadn’t been the reason the Mirror of Samsara came active at all. Maybe… an actual person or power had been behind his rebirths all this time!?

That frightening thought squeezed Yun Che’s heart for a second before he chased it away.

“You’re blanking out again!” Qianye Ying’er bent forward and trapped Yun Che’s palm between her smooth thighs, refusing to let go. “The Mirror of Samsara? It once appeared in the G.o.d Realm for a short while before vanis.h.i.+ng without a trace… since the ancient records mentioned it too, I supposed that it wasn’t just a rumor after all.”

“...” Jasmine had mentioned the Mirror of Samsara’s sudden appearance in the G.o.d Realm as well.

He just couldn’t understand what was going on here. Why did the Mirror of Samsara suddenly manifest in the G.o.d Realm? And why did it vanish seemingly without reason and appear in the Illusory Demon Realm of the Blue Pole Star of all places?

The Mirror of Samsara might be ranked last among the seven Heavenly Profound Treasures, but everything about it, be it in the past or the present, was shrouded in a thick fog of mystery.

The page after the Mirror of Samsara was about the long history of the Dragon G.o.d Tribe, the core races of both the G.o.ds and the devils, and certain significant events pertaining to the two realms.

By the time he finished reading the entire record, seven days had pa.s.sed by in a flash.

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