The Records Of The Human Emperor Chapter 1409
Chapter 1409: The Doomsday Altar
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
Wang Chong had come to the northwest purely to find the world's number one art, hoping to use the Origin Immortal Art to pacify the Stellar Energies in his body and cure his cultivation defect.
He had never imagined that he would find a symbol connected to the otherworldly invaders in this place.
Wang Chong's eyes unfocused as his train of thought traveled backward in time, turning up memories that he had long ago forgotten.
At that moment, Wang Chong recalled many, many things
Those otherworldly invaders did not come from a single direction, but the most famous of their entrances, the one that allowed the most of them entrance into this world, was a spacetime fissure that An Yaluoshan had personally performed a sacrifice to open in the northwest. This entrance was known as the 'Doomsday Altar'.
This was the first entrance the otherworldly invaders used to enter the continent. Afterward, the otherworldly invaders opened up several more entrances in spacetime which they used to cross over.
Before the final battle, Wang Chong had led some of his men to that place and had seen with his own eyes that 'Doomsday Altar' that An Yaluoshan had constructed.
That vast altar had been sixty to seventy meters tall, and at the center of the altar, several massive inscribed stones had been placed, bloody red in hue and transparent like colored glass.
And on that most important stone, many summoning symbols of various styles had been carved. One of the seven most important mysterious symbols was exactly identical to the one he saw now.
No one had ever seen those seven symbols before, and no one understood what sort of energy they contained. However, it was obvious that these seven symbols were of paramount importance in summoning the otherworldly invaders.
"Just who was this Origin Immortal Lord? What was his relationship to those people? Why did he use the same symbol as An Yaluoshan when setting up this formation? Could it be" Wang Chong muttered to himself, many ideas and theories in his mind.
The formation was still the formation, but it had taken on a completely new significance in Wang Chong's mind.
Without any warning, Wang Chong suddenly lashed out with his palm, hacking down the stone pillar before him.
The earth swayed as the stone pillar crashed down, and the entire Origin Immortal Formation shuddered.
"What's going on?!"
Outside the core of the formation, at around the fourth or fifth layer, the Righteous Alliance experts around Song Yuanyi raised their heads with fright and alarm in their eyes.
They had heard rumbling from the formation several times. It had come from the core of the formation each time, and each time, the formation grew stronger. But for some reason, the rumbling from the formation felt different.
"Alliance Lord, the formation's energy has weakened. It seems like someone has already reached the formation's core!" a Righteous Alliance Elder said.
"I wonder who it is? They must be incredibly formidable to so quickly reach the core of the formation. This sort of strength truly can't be underestimated!" a different Righteous Alliance Elder added.
Song Yuanyi said nothing, only furrowed his brow, a pensive look in his eyes.
Meanwhile, on the outer ring of the formation, the ground was quaking. The Demonic Emperor Old Man and the Formation Elder stood side by side inside a stone formation the Formation Elder had just set up, similarly looking toward the center of the formation.
"The formation's power has weakened. The kid has probably reached the core," the Formation Elder suddenly said.
The Demonic Emperor Old Man nodded, his face emotionless.
"You're not even a little bit worried?" the Formation Elder asked.
The Origin Immortal Formation was fraught with danger, and Wang Chong was liable to trigger his cultivation defect at any time. The Demonic Emperor Old Man was just a little bit too calm.
"Not worried!" the Demonic Emperor Old Man nonchalantly said, his face as placid as an ancient well.
The Formation Elder was infuriated by this display.
"Zhang Wenfu, just what sort of master are you trying to be!? Have you forgotten that the kid determined that there's probably some hidden faction at the center of the formation? Those people might show up at any time."
"You know, but you're still so calm?" the Formation Elder angrily said. For a master to be so unconcerned when their disciple was venturing into danger was to be no master at all in his view. If not for the fact that he was no match against Zhang Wenfu and rather feared him, he would have long ago seized Wang Chong to be his own disciple.
"I know what you're thinking"
The Demonic Emperor Old Man's eyes were fixed forward, his calm expression brimming with resolve.
"It's not that I don't care about him. But he is my disciple, so I believe in him!"
The Formation Elder was startled by his words. Suddenly, he understood something and silently looked away.
At that moment, the Formation Elder failed to notice a sudden ripple in the Demonic Emperor Old Man's eyes, a bright flash of light. If Wang Chong had been an ordinary disciple, the Demonic Emperor Old Man truly would have been worried. But in two short years, Wang Chong had climbed from the True Martial realm all the way to peak Great General, even nearing the Subtle realm, rendering a series of wondrous achievements along the way.
Wang Chong had done all this on his own. He had not done anything special to pave the way for him.
Chong-er, no matter when, your master will always believe in you. You will undoubtedly surpass your master, and no one in this world will be capable of holding you down!
"Milord, it's bad! That kid has begun to destroy the formation! If this continues, he'll destroy all the stone pillars!"
Deep in the formation, up in the air, several figures were watching Wang Chong.
At this moment, everyone else in the formation was struggling on death's doorstep. Song Yuanyi, the Black Yin Ancestor, and even the Demonic Emperor were trapped within. At this moment, the only person who had been able to reach the formation core and threaten them was Wang Chong.
A youth who only seemed seventeen or eighteen actually seemed to have a chance of destroying the formation laid down by the Origin Immortal Lord. Not in their wildest dreams had they ever imagined this possibility.
"That's right, Milord! We have to stop him!" the other subordinate agreed. "Without the stone pillars, our control over the formation will be greatly affected! The power of the formation will also suffer a large drop."
Kacrack! The ground trembled once more as Wang Chong destroyed yet another pillar, sending it slamming into the earth. The three of them instantly grimaced.
"Milord, should we go out and stop him?" a subordinate anxiously asked.
Their leader's eyes were flickering in uncertainty, surging with killing intent as they looked at the youth constantly destroying the stone pillars.
The leader firmly rejected the notion.
"Although we can control part of the formation's energy and even change its rules, the Immortal Lord long ago decreed as his final will that we are not allowed to touch anyone who manages to reach the core region of the formation!"
The leader slightly scowled as they spoke those final words, and the expressions of the two subordinates became extremely unnatural.
Although they could use a portion of the formation's power, even they had rules that they did not dare disobey.
One of the subordinates clenched their fists and unwillingly said, "But, Milord, are we going to just watch as he destroys the formation? Wouldn't that be an even greater betrayal of the Immortal Lord's will?"
There was an indescribable stillness as the trio watched Wang Chong destroy the stone pillars on the core's periphery.
"It's not that easy! These stone pillars are only the outermost part of the core. Destroying them will only weaken the formation, but it won't have any substantive effect on the overall formation. After all, a formation left by the Immortal Lord can't possibly be that easy to break. Even he managed to get here, he is still incapable of reaching the actual core!"
The leader seemed to have a plan as they spoke, a profound look in their eyes. The two subordinates were startled at first, but as they came to understand something, they relaxed.
"Although destroying these stone pillars won't actually destroy the formation, it can at least improve the situation of Master and the other martial artists!"
Crack! At the edge of the core, Wang Chong finished destroying the last stone pillar. As he watched that fang-like pillar topple down in an explosion of dust, he felt greatly relieved.
"Only the core of the formation is left!"
Wang Chong's body swayed as he shot off toward the core.
A few moments later, Wang Chong reached the central part of the core region. This area was permeated by thick red smoke that stretched into the sky. Moreover, the pulses of Origin Energy were so intense here that even ordinary people could sense them.
This destructive energy was enough to make any martial artist pale.
Wang Chong looked ahead and said to himself, Only one layer is left.
He could see seething flames through the red smoke, and in the center of these flames was a massive golden sphere. This sphere was seventy to eighty meters tall and exuded divine majesty, completely unlike any other part of the formation.
Wang Chong could also make out several dark tunnels under the sphere, sinister and unfathomable. It was obvious that one could use these tunnels to venture into the sphere.
Wang Chong became even more cautious at this sight.
The Origin Immortal Formation was the number one formation in the world and fraught with danger. In this sort of place, the safer it seemed, the more dangerous it was.
With a flick of his finger, Wang Chong shot several stone shards that he had picked up from one of the previous formation gates into the red smoke.
Hiss! The moment the stone shards flew into the smoke, they began to dissolve. As if they had been dunked in acid, the three stone shards blackened and began to shrink.
As these stone shards flew past the smoke and into the flames, they turned into black ash that was completely burned away until nothing was left.
Wang Chong immediately grimaced.