Chapter 1391: Still Destruction
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
After studying the array patterns, Yi Yun determined that if he were to walk into the valley rashly, he would instantly encounter terrifying danger.
Hidden in the valley was an array formation that protected the mysterious herb.
Of course, Yi Yun wasn't just going to abandon the herb. It was too rare and intrigued him greatly. However, he would have to carefully study the array formation before attempting entry.
Yi Yun stood in front of the valley and activated the Purple Crystal's energy vision.
Yi Yun's heart tightened when he saw the valley with his energy vision. The valley seemed to vanish, and replacing it was a black desolate land. The twelve stone monuments erected in the valley also morphed into something extremely strange. An eye was sealed in each stone monument and they were all closed. It was as though they were in a prolonged slumber.
Yi Yun held his breath as he felt a stifling killing intent.
"Oh? That is…"
Yi Yun saw that there were two ancient characters engraved at the bottom of one of the stone monuments. They made out the words 'Still Destruction!'
Yi Yun recalled that one of the eight statues he had just seen was Godly Monarch Still Destruction.
Could it be that this place once belonged to Godly Monarch Still Destruction?
Yi Yun knew that many mighty figures would open up pocket worlds. An example was the Mirage Sea Realm where Huan Chenxue lived.
Previously, Yi Yun had seen houses and herbal gardens. Perhaps, Godly Monarch Still Destruction created this place back in his day as an isolated home.
Godly Monarch Still Destruction had probably lived in this world for a period of time. But later on, he might have vanished or died in combat. He never returned again.
However, the array he set up in this pocket world was perfectly preserved.
Upon coming to this conclusion, Yi Yun felt that he knew enough. He began probing the pocket world with his perception. It was overly big, and it was perhaps only one of the many residences Godly Monarch Still Destruction left behind. But even so, this was still a great opportunity for Yi Yun.
However, there was still the array formation in front of him…
Yi Yun sighed slightly. He flipped his right hand, producing a Spirit Jade. Then, he threw it out.
With a light bang, the Spirit Jade struck one of the stone monuments. At that instant, Yi Yun saw through his energy vision that the eye sealed in the stone monument suddenly opened. Then a blood-colored beam shot out from the eye!
The inferior-grade Spirit Jade vaporized upon contact with the blood beam. The blood beam did not lose a bit of momentum and shot straight at Yi Yun!
Yi Yun was already prepared for this. He was very far from the valley to begin with. The moment he saw the blood beam heading towards him, he stirred his bloodline and instantly activated the Golden Carp stance of the Nine Stances of the Ascending Dragon before leaping upwards.
There was a loud explosion as the spot where Yi Yun was just standing was penetrated by the blood beam. The ground that had been struck by the blood beam shared the same outcome as the inferior-grade Spirit Jade—vaporized.
"Oh? This is…" Yi Yun saw that the hole that produced by the blood beam was only about the size of a bowl but it extended all the way down into the earth. Yi Yun probed it deeply and found it nearly bottomless.
Yi Yun recalled Godly Monarch Still Destruction's name. The beam shot from the stone monument was just like his two names. To destroy everything to a state of stillness, that was the nature of the Destruction laws.
Yi Yun cultivated in the Destruction laws too. However, the Destruction laws he cultivated in stemmed from the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence. It was the Major Dao of Destruction.
The Universe was created out of Chaos, but after countless years, it would ultimately end in destruction! The Major Dao of Destruction was the destruction of a super-world like the Sinkhole, or even the entire Universe!
Corresponding to the Major Dao of Destruction was the Minor Dao of Destruction, the destruction of all living creatures, including the destruction of mankind, or even that of minor worlds!
If one did not encounter any special opportunities, it was impossible to gain insight into the Major Dao of Destruction. This was because, from the birth of the Universe to this day, be it the Sinkhole or the 12 Empyrean Heavens, they had been extremely stable. They were still far from destruction. In such a stable world, it was nearly impossible to gain any insights into the Major Dao of Destruction.
People could only gain insights into the Minor Dao of Destruction but even so, that was already a Great Dao that was on par with Yin-Yang and Space-time.
However, Yi Yun now realized that the Dao of Destruction that Godly Monarch Still Destruction had attained vastly exceeded the Minor Dao of Destruction. It came close to the true Major Dao of Destruction.
Although it was still a distance away from the true Major Dao of Destruction, it left Yi Yun astonished.
Yi Yun found it unimaginable that Godly Monarch Still Destruction could have gained insights to this level from nothing. It was very likely that Godly Monarch Still Destruction had chanced upon some special opportunities that allowed him to take that difficult step.
If there was nothing outstanding about him, how could Godly Monarch Still Destruction have become a Godly Monarch?
Having cultivated in the Dao of Destruction as well, Yi Yun felt a little more confident about cracking the array. After all, the array had been in existence for a very long period of time. Its energy had long been weakened and was probably only a mere vestige of its past.
Yi Yun activated his energy vision and observed the Destruction Dao patterns on the ground.
With the passage of time, Yi Yun's understanding became clearer. He was convinced that cracking the Dao patterns was only a matter of time.
But at that moment, Yi Yun sensed the space around him tremble. It began to turn unstable.
Oh? This is…
Yi Yun's focused and radiated his perception. He was also well-versed in spatial dimension laws. He could sense that a particular force was attempting to tear open the space he was in.
"What is that!?"
Yi Yun's heart tightened as a strong sense of unease rose in him. Whatever was appearing might endanger him.
Hum— Hum— Hum—
The spatial trembles increased in intensity. The force was also approaching. It was passing through a spatial node and would soon break through the spatial walls.
As more time passed, Yi Yun could clearly sense the aura of the force that was tunneling through the chaotic spatial continuum.
The aura was extremely familiar to Yi Yun. It was none other than the Myriad God Patriarch!
Myriad God Patriarch? Why was he appearing here?
Yi Yun took a deep breath. That undying old fart was such a haunting presence!
On careful thought, Myriad God Patriarch should have been recuperating in the Li household. Although the old bastard had been severely injured by Old Snake, he still had many means at his disposal. He had lived for many years and seemed to have eyes on the back of his head. The Li family obviously had no idea of Myriad God Patriarch's background. It was very possible that the Li family's search for the herbal garden had long been known to Myriad God Patriarch.
With the methods that Myriad God Patriarch had at his disposal, tracking the Li family to the herbal garden was not difficult!
The old bastard had always been lurking in the shadows, hoping to reap the spoils without lifting a finger!
Yi Yun felt a chill run down his back when he came to this conclusion. This situation was too dangerous. He was unable to detect Myriad God Patriarch in the past too. If not for the Hornless Dragon Turtle's crushing of the World Stone, he could have been hiding all this time and Yi Yun would have no clue.
Now that the original spatial node had vanished, Myriad God Patriarch could only attempt to open up the spatial wall by making use of every opportunity that presented itself. He could not prevent the spatial energy fluctuations which resulted in Yi Yun's discovery of him.
"That old bastard actually managed to find an entrance even with the World Stone shattered."
Yi Yun felt extremely gloomy. On second thought, Myriad God Patriarch seemed skilled in such things. In the past, the pocket world he chose for his refinement was a place that even Old Snake had difficulty finding. He had nearly failed to save Yi Yun, and now he wasn't here at all.