Chapter 1267 1267. Sunk
The air shattered as the quasi-rank 7 Eternal Snake roared. Noah immediately turned back when he heard that, but he couldn't escape the shockwave that the cry generated.
Noah had faced beings capable of wielding divine might in his life. His cultivation level had always been inadequate on those occasions, and the current situation wasn't any different.
The gap between the heroic and divine ranks wasn't something that secret arts or special techniques could cover. G.o.ds lived in a league of their own.
All those powerful beings had managed to elevate their existences past their mortal restraints. They had obtained power that went past what a lower plane could contain.
Noah knew how even a small shard of divine might could unleash a power that no heroic being could face. That level wouldn't be so difficult to reach otherwise.
Yet, he had always felt a rush of ambition whenever he came into contact with one of those existences. Noah couldn't wait to reach that level. His whole life was about getting stronger, and that league was the final stage.
Noah felt exactly like that when the shockwave swept him, but his rush of ambition was far more intense at that time. Every fiber of his existence shook in excitement when he saw that he could withstand that catastrophic event.
'I'm only one step behind you,' Noah thought as he rushed toward the southern coast.
He could feel it in his very core. He didn't have a chance against the leader of the Eternal Snakes, but he was close, closer than he had ever been in his entire life.
The divine ranks were right around the corner. Noah only had to cross the last hurdle and elevate his existence to where it strived to be.
Noah's battle had awakened the quasi-rank 7 Eternal Snake. A creature on that level couldn't fail to sense the commotion happening above the lava lake.
Someone had dared to invade its domain, and that couldn't go unpunished. The quasi-divine creature had to show the world that it was the true king of that landma.s.s.
The shockwave shattered the ground and opened large cracks in many regions. Cliffs appeared everywhere in the new continent, and only the central lands remained unaffected by that pressure.
A thick layer of ice created with the silver liquid of the divine leaders covered the central lands. A quasi-rank 7 creature couldn't destroy it with a simple roar. Matter on that level wouldn't normally be in a lower plane.
The Snake's gaze inspected the lands around it once it finished expressing its anger. It didn't sense any trace of the invader, but it could see the state of the packs that had faced him.
The three packs had suffered a lot during Noah's a.s.sault. He had killed one specimen at the peak of the sixth rank, two in the upper tier, and almost twenty among middle and lower tier.
That loss wasn't something that the quasi-rank 7 creature could ignore. Those were powerful underlings that the leader treasured for many reasons, especially its hunger.
Less than seventy rank 6 Snakes remained in the world after Noah's a.s.sault. The quasi-rank 7 creature wanted to return to the Immortal Lands one day, but it didn't know if that number was enough to ascend.
Noah was a threat to its ascension. It had to eliminate anyone who put its reserve of food in danger.
The Snake shot toward the southern coast when it made sure that Noah had left the continent. Its sprint through the sky made the whole golden net tremble, and shards of that inscription fell before dispersing in the air.
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Its sole movements were enough to damage the formation that Second Prince had created after decades of study. The creature didn't even care that its actions were bringing the world closer to its end.
He wouldn't let go of that chance. Learning about his prey was a crucial aspect of his hunt, and he had another reason to delay his return in the separate dimension.
His ambition was exploding. Feeling so close to that level of power had put his existence aflame. His dantian began to improve on its own during that process.
His individuality also helped his other centers of power, and his black hole activated on its own to support that process. It had sensed Noah's peculiar mental state, and it didn't hesitate to provide dark matter to quicken that improvement.
The quasi-rank 7 Snake began to slam its tail on the southern coast's lands, avoiding the lava lake in the process. The terrain sunk under those repeated blows, and the sea soon took over the area.
The sea submerged entire regions. The weaker Snakes could only escape during that expression of pure anger, and some of them even suffered injuries in the process.
The quasi-rank 7 Snake stopped attacking the coast only after the sea had invaded most of its lands. Its mouth opened at that point, and a wave of silver liquid fell on the ground as it flew across the areas that it had destroyed.
The sea froze. A thick layer of ice replaced the lost territories and created lands that radiated the leader's aura. It was as if those regions were now an extension of the Snake's senses.
The Snake then raised its head at the sky and spat more of its liquid. A vast cloud soon formed, and silver drops began to fall everywhere on the new continent.
Author's note: The next chapters will come after I wake up. You know the drill.
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