Everlasting Immortal Firmament-Book 6: Chapter 117: Heaven Died, and the World Grieves
Book 6: Chapter 117: Heaven Died, and the World Grieves
Senior Wu’s rejection did not deter Old Mister Guan Qi.
“Senior, I believe you already know about the future, given Feng Yue and Shangguan Hen’s return. The black tortoises were nearly extinct and only flourished again when they allied with my Heavenly Go Pavilion. Before that, everyone else here had already died. This matter does concern you. Even if you stay out of it, you might still suffer the calamity from Heaven,” Old Mister Guan Qi said while shaking his head.
“Oh? I do know a little about the future. However, can you guarantee I won’t attract the Six Paths Veritable Lord’s hatred and get killed by him because I worked with you?” Senior Wu said indifferently.
“I cannot guarantee it!” Old Mister Guan Qi shook his head.
“You can’t! Hah! According to history, I probably died in the Six Paths Veritable Lord’s hands because of you?” Senior Wu said seriously.
“That is the history of the future. Perhaps it will change; perhaps it won’t. I am not sure. I came just to seek cooperation with Senior,” Old Mister Guan Qi said gravely.
“I’m not interested.” Senior Wu shook his head.
“Senior did not chase me away; that means that you are interested. Isn’t that so?” Old Mister Guan Qi smiled.
“Oh?” Senior Wu stared at Old Mister Guan Qi.
“I believe Feng Yue has already explained everything to you and why I have a grudge against the Six Paths Veritable Lord,” Guan Qi said solemnly.
“Murong Yan? Didn’t you already revive her?”
“I used a ritual array to manifest her; she is not the real one. That is why I’m betting everything on this. Senior, I only want to fight the Six Paths Veritable Lord to bring back Murong Yan. The others are not important to me. How about everything else goes to Senior?” Old Mister Guan Qi said.
“Everything else? What else is there?” Senior Wu sneered.
“The Immortal Origin!” Old Mister Guan Qi said seriously.
“The Immortal Origin?” Senior Wu narrowed his eyes.
“Senior Wu, you have the Nine Palace Diagram on your back. I’m sure you can divine that Heaven has already died and that the Six Paths Veritable Lord obtained the Immortal Origin. Once he returns, he can use the Immortal Origin to merge with the immortal firmament and become the immortal, the overlord of the world,” Old Mister Guan Qi said gravely.
Senior Wu did not say anything, continuing to look at Old Mister Guan Qi.
“I have no use for the Immortal Origin. I only ask that Senior help me bring back Murong Yan after obtaining the Immortal Origin,” Old Mister Guan Qi said gravely.
“Haha! Me obtain the Immortal Origin?” Senior Wu smiled coldly as it looked at Old Mister Guan Qi.
“If you obtain the Immortal Origin, the black tortoises will become the overlords of the world—the strongest race in the world. Is Senior not tempted?” Old Mister Guan Qi looked at Senior Wu.
Senior Wu stared at Old Mister Guan Qi. It indeed had designs on the Immortal Origin. However, it did not want to work with Old Mister Guan Qi, preferring to wait by the side and reap benefits by taking advantage of Old Mister Guan Qi’s dispute with the Six Paths Veritable Lord. Old Mister Guan Qi’s pointing out its intentions surprised it somewhat.
“What does my temptation have to do with you? Why should I work with you to deal with the Six Paths Veritable Lord?” Senior Wu asked indifferently.
“Because I know where the Six Paths Veritable Lord will return and his path back. I can block him,” Old Mister Guan Qi replied gravely.
“You know it?” Senior Wu narrowed its eyes.
Senior Wu could not divine the Six Paths Veritable Lord’s return path despite having the Nine Palace Diagram. How did Old Mister Guan Qi know?
“I‘ve already gained control over eight of the Six Paths Veritable Lord’s bodies and can sense his location,” Old Mister Guan Qi said seriously.
“How about Senior listen to my plan before making a decision?” Old Mister Guan Qi smiled.
“Plan? I heard from Feng Yue that you made countless schemes, using people as Go stones and scheming against them. All the experts from eight hundred thousand years in the future became your pawns. Tell me, how are you scheming against me?” Senior Wu said indifferently.
“This humble one is embarrassed by Senior’s words. I did all that previously only for this final gamble. Furthermore, this humble one does not dare to scheme against Senior.” Old Mister Guan Qi shook his head.
“Is that so?” Senior Wu said skeptically.
“Senior does not need to make the first move. Just let me fight with the Six Paths Veritable Lord. I believe that I can draw the Six Paths Veritable Lord to a stalemate with my strength alone. During that time, when neither of us can afford a distraction, I ask that Senior attack and kill him. Then, take the Immortal Origin,” Old Mister Guan Qi said seriously.
“Oh? You will fight the Six Paths Veritable Lord but let me take the spoils?” Senior Wu appeared slightly skeptical.
Although that was what Senior Wu wanted, it could not accept Old Mister Guan Qi’s suggestion.
“This humble one has already shown my sincerity. Senior, there’s no need to keep doubting me,” Old Mister Guan Qi said seriously.
Senior Wu narrowed its eyes at Old Mister Guan Qi.
“I will use everything that I have. Heaven injured the Six Paths Veritable Lord, giving me this opportunity. However, I cannot delay him for long. Senior, please kill him in one blow,” Old Mister Guan Qi said gravely.
“Hah! Would you be that kind?”
“Senior, this humble one is only doing this to revive someone. That’s all. Furthermore, Senior can divine the future. Is this humble one lying?” Old Mister Guan Qi said solemnly.
Senior Wu remained silent, appearing to be weighing the advantages and disadvantages and divining the future at the same time. It stared at Old Mister Guan Qi, feeling this was just a big trap.
Old Mister Guan Qi selflessly helping me obtain the Immortal Origin, letting me become the world’s overlord? No, he wants to revive Murong Yan and just needs my help to do that?
Senior Wu could not figure out the truth.
“Senior, I recall that Jiangchen still exists in the world?” Old Mister Guan Qi said gravely.
“Oh? Are you going to use Jiangchen to threaten me?” Senior Wu’s eyes turned cold.
“I don’t dare to. It’s just a guess. If Senior rejects, perhaps Jiangchen might be willing.” Old Mister Guan Qi shook his head.
If you don’t work with me, I will go and find Jiangchen.
Guan Qi knew that Senior Wu and Jiangchen were enemies. However, he had to say this to force Senior Wu to agree.
If Jiangchen ruled the world, it would be a great calamity for the black tortoises.
Senior Wu looked at Old Mister Guan Qi coldly, the threat apparently somewhat effective.
“Of course, the black tortoise race has helped this humble one’s Heavenly Go Pavilion countless times. There is no reason for me to work with Jiangchen. Furthermore, I trust in Senior’s strength more. What is Senior concerned about? Just tell me, and this humble one will resolve those concerns.” Old Mister Guan Qi smiled.
The carrot and the stick, dangling benefits, then making threats. Senior Wu scoffed at this. However, the threat had unsettled it. This is a heaven-sent opportunity. How can I not grasp it?
The Immortal Origin? If I obtain the Immortal Origin, I will be the world’s overlord, able to use the world’s laws. What can Jiangchen do about that? I will be able to destroy him with a thought.
Senior Wu felt tempted.
“Also, if I guess right, the Six Paths Veritable Lord’s heavenly deity body will return early. Furthermore, he will not take the path he took previously. He would most certainly use the Immortal Origin to hide his location. Aside from me, no one can ascertain his location,” Old Mister Guan Qi said gravely.
Senior Wu glanced at Old Mister Guan Qi and revealed a cold smile. “Brat, Feng Yue says that you are incredible. Indeed, your scheme covers everything. However, I do not feel assured about working with you. I will place a Heart Locking Curse on you. I can kill you in an instant for lying to me. How about that?”
“Senior, you agree?” Old Mister Guan Qi suddenly smiled.
“It depends on you now,” Senior Wu said seriously.
“Senior, go on and curse me. As long as I can rescue my wife, this humble one is willing to suffer a horrible death!” Old Mister Guan Qi said solemnly.
Senior Wu found this strange. Was Old Mister Guan Qi truly sincere? After thinking about it, Senior Wu placed a Heart Locking Curse on the Old Mister Guan Qi.
“Senior, success or failure will depend on this. Please wait for my good news. I will inform you as soon as there is any news,” Old Mister Guan Qi said gravely.
Senior Wu nodded.
After sending Old Mister Guan Qi away, Senior Wu remained silent.
“Senior Wu, were you tempted?” Shangguan Hen frowned.
“Shangguan Hen, what do you mean? Who would not get tempted by such a good thing?” the other heads immediately cried out.
However, Senior Wu said after some silence, “Heaven is already dead. Although the Six Paths Veritable Lord is strong, I am not weaker. Now, he is severely injured, and Old Mister Guan Qi is willing to lead the charge. There is no reason not to try.”
“However, I’m still uneasy. How about you search for my emperor, Gu Hai, and get him to help analyze this? The Heart Locking Curse might not work,” Shangguan Hen suggested worriedly.
“There’s no need. I have the Nine Palace Diagram and can divine some of the future. Although I cannot divine too far into the future, it is sufficient. The Heart Locking Curse? I’m not placing all my hopes on it. I can divine it in advance if Old Mister Guan Qi dares to lie to me. One additional person knowing is an additional variable,” Senior Wu said.
“Yes!” Shangguan Hen felt helpless.
Eight months later:
The Six Paths Veritable Lord asked the various sovereigns and sect masters of the Divine Continent for help. News of Old Demon Guan Qi spread all over the world. All life in the world felt righteous hatred for him, wishing they could gnaw on his flesh, drink his blood, and cut up those evil demons.
The anger of the people just lacked a primer.
Mo Yike and a black-robed Six Paths Veritable Lord frowned as they looked at a distant city from a mountaintop.
“Your Reverence, you have consumed most of the sect masters and sovereigns of the world. It will be difficult to find more,” Mo Yike said with a frown.
“It’s about sufficient. There’s no need to search for more. Besides, I sense that the Six Paths Veritable Lord’s heavenly deity body is about to return,” the black-robed Six Paths Veritable Lord said.
Just as Mo Yike frowned, a loud sound came from above.
The clouds suddenly changed color, and roiling crimson clouds covered the sky.
Blood rain fell when the crimson clouds appeared, strengthening as time passed.
Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!
A sorrowful bugle horn rang out in space.
“Blood rain from the sky? A mournful sound shaking the sky? What’s going on? Why do I suddenly feel sad?”
“Sad? I feel distraught. I feel like crying!”
“What’s going on? I feel desolate, like someone died. Why do I feel like this?”
The surrounding people appeared confused as they looked at the blood rain falling from the sky.
“Heaven died, and the world grieves?” someone suddenly said with a pale face.
“Heaven died? That’s impossible, right? How could Heaven have died?”
“Old Demon Guan Qi killed Heaven? Did the Six Paths Veritable Lord fail?”
All life seemed to have guessed the results. Countless people immediately knelt, and a doleful atmosphere arose as everyone grieved. Many people started crying.
“Your Reverence, did the Six Paths Veritable Lord return? The laws of the world sensed Heaven’s death, sending down blood rain and sounding funeral horns? Has the Six Paths Veritable Lord really returned?” Mo Yike’s expression changed.
A loud sound came from the depths of outer space. Then, a huge tear appeared in space above. A powerful shock wave spread in all directions. The roiling crimson clouds shook, revealing a crack that allowed Gu Hai to see into outer space.
“The Six Paths Veritable Lord’s heavenly deity body has returned, and Old Mister Guan Qi is fighting him? It has already started?” The black-robed Six Paths Veritable Lord narrowed his eyes.
“Your Reverence, what should we do now?”
“Protect yourself. We are going,” the black-robed Six Paths Veritable Lord said after a deep breath.
The black-robed Six Paths Veritable Lord turned into a beam of light, shooting into outer space. Old Mister Guan Qi and the black-robed Six Paths Veritable Lord had already started their fight to the death there.