A separate space that was overlapping with the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path.
Ye Futian was astounded. No wonder the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path only had the Empty Imperial Palace, and that Donghuang the Great Emperor was not present.
The 3,000 Realms of the Great Path were also called the Void Realm by the other world.
"The Heavenly Path is not complete because the Heavenly Path fell apart.
According to the legend, the world of cultivators was extremely prosperous in the era of the Ancient Emperor. The ancient books called it the Age of Gods. At that time, the gods transformed into the Great Path, yet they later had a huge fight because they were all too powerful to subdue each other. The Heavenly Path was broken during the war," Shen Luoxue continued to say.
"It was broken?" Ye Futian could feel his heart pounding in the chest. The Age of the Gods and the War of the Heavenly Path sounded very much like a fable.
"That is how the legend goes, but we dont know what really happened. Allegedly, that is how time was divided into the Age of the Gods and the End of the Gods. The world changed dramatically after the Heavenly Path fell apart. The world of cultivators never managed to revive to what it used to be. I dont know what the world really looks like nowadays. I have never out there."
Shen Luoxue continued, "But at least I can say for sure that the real world is much more powerful than the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path. Countless cultivators fought in the war over 300 years ago. Many of them didnt come from the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path. The current forces in the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path might only represent a small fraction of the true cultivators.
"For example, the Shen clan is rumored to be the descendants of the gods. The Great Emperor truly existed in history, and he truly was the ancestor of the Shen clan. The Shen clan in the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path is only a branch of the real one. I met them hundreds of years ago."
Shen Luoxue kept talking, "The Shen clan is not the only one. So are many other supreme forces in the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path, such as the Celestial Worthy Temple and the Solar Divine Palace. I heard that the current Mountain Realm is also a branch of the Buddhist Great Path. There are many more potent Buddhist cultivators in the outside world. The same thing goes for the Hidden Land Realm where you just came back from and Hell, which disappeared years ago.
"Maybe the Hell was not the only one. Many powerful forces in the Hidden Land Realm could be from the outside world.
"Donghuang the Great Emperor closed the passage after he unified the world. Only the Great Emperors delegates who are following his orders could come to our world. Similarly, one may only travel to the other side with the Great Emperors permission. This is why I told you before that the Empty Imperial Palace would make contact with you sooner or later. It was moved up because of this incident."
Shen Luoxues words came as a bombshell to Ye Futian. It seemed like the Empty Imperial Palace was set up by the Great Emperor as a place to monitor this world and nothing else.
In reality, nothing happened in the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path was out of the Great Emperors control.
"If thats the case, there are people in the outside world who are in the Imperial Realm, the same level as Donghuang the Great Emperor. The Twin Great Emperors prevailed in the war over 300 years go and subsequently ruled the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path," said Ye Futian. He was surprised by what he learned about Hell and the bloody warfare in the past.
It meant that cultivators in the Imperial Realm once fought over the control of this world. Donghuang the Great Emperor defeated the opposition and therefore reigned over the Three Thousand Realms of the Great Path.
"Yes." Shen Luoxue nodded.
She had no way of knowing the details of what happened.
"Nevertheless, the passage between the two worlds seemed to be reactivated since the Gate of the Hell is open now. Cultivators from the outside world already arrived at the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path. I suppose many changes will happen in the near future. The Great Emperor may also open the entrance to the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path altogether," Shen Luoxue guessed.
"Like what it was 300 years ago?" Ye Futian muttered.
"Perhaps. But time is different now after all," Lord Taixuan commented on the side. "That being said, we still need to prepare ourselves. The 3,000 Realms of the Great Path probably will go through some turbulence."
Ye Futian nodded. He cultivated in seclusion most of the time in the past four peaceful years. He never expected that the trouble didnt come from the Shen clan or the Golden Divine Nation. It was a prologue to a new era.
No one could predict what kind of consequences this would bring. He didnt know what would happen in the future, either.
"About that girl Ye Qingyao" Shen Luoxue looked at Ye Futian.
Ye Futians expression was grave. Everything the devilish young man and the Hierophant Jiuyou did was an indication.
Qingyao probably would be the cause of some trouble.
Ye Futian left the conversation and went to the room he lived in. Two girls, Nianyu and Qingyao, were chatting over there.
The two were about the same age. Nianyu, almost ten years ago, was a little bit younger than Qingyao.
"Brother." Nianyu noticed Ye Futian and ran to him. She giggled while holding his legs.
Qingyao, on the contrary, stood there quietly. She looked less lively than Nianyu.
"Have you been listening to Sister Loulan recently?" Ye Futian rubbed Nianyus head and asked with affection.
"Yes, I have been a good girl," Nianyu nodded and said, "But I miss you all the time."
Ye Futian smiled. The young girl surely knew what to say.
"Qingyao, do you like your sister?" Ye Futian walked forward and asked Ye Qingyao.
"I do." Qingyao nodded slightly. She raised her head and smiled at Ye Futian, said, "Sister Nianyu is so pretty."
In Qingyaos eyes, Nianyu was beautiful, outgoing, and adored by everyone, just like the princesses she used to envy.
She couldnt help but feel inferior to Qingyao.
"Qingyao is also pretty," Ye Futian said in a soft voice.
"Brother, I was just asking sister Qingyao is she will stay here with me all the time. She said I need to ask you. You will let her stay, right?" Nianyu raised her head and looked at Ye Futian with her puppy eyes, said, "I finally have a sister to play with me."
Qingyao heard Nianyu and also looked at Ye Futian. Her eyes were filled with both nervousness and eagerness.
"Of course," Ye Futian saw Qingyaos expression and replied with a smile.
"Brother, youre the best." Nianyu giggled.
"Youre more familiar with our home. Shouldnt you look after your sister?" Ye Futian asked.
"I will." Nianyu nodded. She stepped forward and picked up Qingyaos hand. "I will take care of sister Qingyao. Sister, lets go to pull Grandpa Xuans beard. Grandpa Xuan is so funny."
"" Ye Futian was at a loss for words. Lord Taixuan was a legendary cultivator. To pull his beard?
She thought that was funny?
Only this little rascal dared to do it!
Qingyao grinned and raised her head to look at Ye Futian. She was older and maturer than Nianyu. Besides, unlike Nianyu, she was not at home and couldnt behave with no scruples. She was worried that she might spoil the kindness that didnt come easily for her.
"Go ahead. Ask sister Loulan if you want anything. She will take care of Nianyu and you," Ye Futian smiled and reassured her.
"Okay." Qingyao finally nodded. The two girls left, holding hands.
Ye Futian went to see Hua Jieyu after the girls left.
Hua Jieyu caught sight of Ye Futian and stopped cultivating. She looked at him and said, "Youre back."
"Yes." Ye Futian walked closer to her and gently caressed her cheeks with both hands. The intimate move made Hua Jieyus eyebrows twitch involuntarily. However, she enjoyed the intimacy. She was never repelled by Ye Futian. On the contrary, she felt close to him.
In fact, Ye Futian had been slowly developing their relationship for the past few years. This was the real Jieyu in his eyes.
"Have you made any progress recently?" Ye Futian asked.
"Yes." She nodded slightly. Ye Futian held her hand and sat down with her. They leaned on each other like passionate lovers.
"I heard that something big happened outside?" Hua Jieyu said softly.
"Some things will happen. But we dont know how it will turn out yet," Ye Futian replied in a quiet voice.
Hua Jieyu nodded in understanding and looked at him, said, "You should be careful out there."
"Em?" Ye Futian was surprised. He looked into Hua Jieyus eyes and saw that she was gazing at him as well. She asked gently, "Whats wrong?"
"Nothing." Ye Futian beamed with joy. Maybe she hadnt realized how she changed slowly and unobtrusively.
"I will be careful just for your sake," Ye Futian said to her with tender. Then he gently put his arms around Hua Jieyus waist. Hua Jieyus body was stiff for a moment while an odd look flashed across her face. She stared at Ye Futian with her gorgeous eyes.
Ye Futian looked at her as well.
"You said I am your wife?" Hua Jieyu asked Ye Futian.
"Yes," Ye Futian nodded. "Many people know about this."
"Do husbands and wives act like this?" Hua Jieyu asked innocently. Ye Futian felt that she was wide-eyed like a blank piece of paper ever since she came back from the Brahmas Pure Sky.
She didnt understand anything besides cultivation.
Ye Futian looked awkward, but he still nodded earnestly, said, "Not only this. Husbands and wives do something thats even more intimate."
"More intimate?" Hua Jieyu gazed at him and asked, "Do they sleep together?"
"Why are you blushing?" Hua Jieyu looked at Ye Futian and said.
"Its very hot here." Ye Futian was embarrassed. He never expected that a powerful Renhuang like him would get stuck in such a cringe-worthy conversation
"Oh." Hua Jieyu nodded even though she didnt fully understand.
Ye Futian took a good look at her face and smiled affectionately.
Hua Jieyu also looked at him and wondered why his eyes were sparkling so strangely.
Besides, he hadnt answered her yet.
Plenty of things happened outside when Ye Futian was enjoying the affection and closeness. More and more cultivators popped up in Jiuyou City, all with intimidating power. Jiuyou City was a completely different place now.
The arriving cultivators were even heading to the Hidden Land Realm.
Beyond that, mysterious cultivators also showed up in other realms one by one.
Right now, a horrifying whirlwind took shape in the Central Emperor Realm. Some people appeared out of thin air as if they arrived at this world through a direct space pathway.
These people took a deep breath upon their arrival. One person said, "The Void Realm. The Great Path here is even more fragmented; its just as we expected. What a shame."
"The Void Realm has been exploited for hundreds of years." Another person laughed. "Regardless, its still a worthy trip. After all, this is the Original Realm!"