Chapter 1443: Space-time Tunnel
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
Li Fire Divine Lord's expression was hideous as veins protruded from his forehead like worms coming out of the dirt. He had already used half of his Yuan Qi but he was unable to proceed further, his alternate space a tragic distance of eight feet away.
"Ka Ka Ka!"
At that moment, Li Fire Divine Lord suddenly heard the sounds of space shattering. His heart sank as he looked up to see that the space he had summoned was cracking from its center.
Li Fire Divine Lord's scalp tingled. He felt that the alternate space was about to crumble completely.
The alternate space he had summoned was already being worn away as it approached the tree. Now, the space was collapsing on itself entirely. Once it did so, it might even explode, causing a backlash on him since he was the one who had created it.
"Li Fire, what are you doing!?"
"It's unstable at its core. It's about to collapse!"
Xing Yu Divine Lord and Nun Annihilation obviously noticed the situation. Li Fire Divine Lord's head was covered in sweat and he could no longer keep the array formation going at a constant rate. However, he was too stubborn to give up now that they had come so close.
He could only command the alternate space to temporarily leave the Netherworld tree.
The alternate space raised to a height of eighty to ninety feet away. The corrosive powers were greatly reduced at this distance. He could finally hold the space together again.
However, the cracks in the alternate space remained. A pocket world had a life of sorts. Once life began waning and approached death, trying to reverse the cycle of life to return to youthfulness was just too difficult.
The alternate space had already been heavily damaged. Not only could Xing Yu Divine Lord and Nun Annihilation tell, even people at Wan Qing's level knew.
Had he failed?
Although the alternate space did not explode, it was clearly at the end of its rope. When everyone looked at Li Fire Divine Lord again, he was covered in sweat and looked irrevocably committed to a lost cause.
Li Fire Divine Lord was feeling very depressed. He knew the wise choice was to have the alternate space calmly disintegrate. However, he had exerted so much effort and gathered so much manpower only to end up in failure. He would become nothing but a laughing stock.
Was there a way to salvage this?
Li Fire Divine Lord racked his brains but at that moment, he saw a figure charge out of the crowd from the corner of his eyes. It was heading straight for the Netherworld tree!
Li Fire Divine Lord was alarmed. When he focused his eyes, he saw that the figure was none other than Yi Yun!
Was he mad!?
Previously, the Divine Gold puppet had been corroded by the River of the Netherworld's time powers. How was it possible for a body of flesh and blood withstand it!?
Wan Qing was dumbfounded by the sight. Did Yi Yun think that the spatial array had served its purpose and wished to steal the fruits of their labor?
But if that were the case, it would make him too foolish! But if that was not the case, what reason could he have for charging towards the tree?
"You are courting death!"
Wan Qing sneered. Regardless of what was on Yi Yun's mind, there was only one way charging forward would end. That was Yi Yun being reduced to dust. Not even his bones would be left behind.
"Master, is he about to die?"
As everyone watched with either curiosity or detachment, Bluejade alone turned anxious. There was no way to know if it had to do with her mind still being on the Thousand Illusion Lotus or if she was just too kind-hearted to watch a tragedy unfold.
However, Nun Annihilation remained unmoved. From her point of view, a person blinded by greed deserved death.
And at that moment, Yi Yun had already entered the vicinity of the Netherworld water.
The instant Yi Yun entered the River of the Netherworld's nomological world, he felt like he had entered a space-time tunnel.
The tunnel appeared spatially short and temporally brief. But if he truly walked across it and reached its endpoint, it would instantly be the end of his lifespan. Even his body would completely decay, turning to dust.
The starting point was life and the endpoint was death!
Even a Royal Sealed Divine Lord would share the same outcome if he stepped into the space-time tunnel.
However, from Yi Yun's point of view, the short tunnel was only a tiny and inconsequential portion of an even longer space-time tunnel.
And this long tunnel's beginning and ending points were not life and death, but the beginning and ending of the Universe itself.
Time was a part of the Universe's Great Dao after all. The Universe was formed first, even before there was space and time.
At the dawn of the Universe, there was Chaos. Complementing it was the Dao of Major Destruction that appeared at the end of the Universe. They were on a higher level than the Great Dao of Time.
And time was like a line that passed through both Chaos and Major Destruction.
When everything in the Universe faded, all that would remain would be ruins from the Major Destruction. The only testament to what happened would be the marks left behind in the endless flow of time. At the same time, those remnants would also give rise to the birth of a new Universe.
Yi Yun was currently walking that path but it was only a tiny, inconsequential one.
It only contained lifespans, the living years, and history. Only by standing at a higher vantage point, at a level above the Universe's Heavenly Dao, would he be able to more deeply understand the rules of time.
"My starting and ending points are not life and death but the Chaos creation and Major Destruction annihilation. If I can fully grasp the Dao of Major Destruction, then my ending point is not to die of age but to fuse with Destruction, allowing me to gain complete control over it!"
"The 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence is, in fact, the black vortex that destroys the Universe during the final Major Destruction."
These insights flashed through Yi Yun's mind as he took wide strides forward. He stepped through the space-time tunnel and walked right to the end!
The 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence spun in his dantian as his eyes seemed to project the cosmos. When he came in front of the tiny fruit tree, he extended his hand and gently gripped the red fruit that resembled a heart.
Tightening his grip, Yi Yun easily plucked the fruit. It was as simple as plucking a wild fruit in a forest.
However, Yi Yun was not satisfied. He plucked a few leaves and put them away carefully with the fruit.
With the fruit in hand, he could keenly sense the Great Dao laws condensed within it. They were like a raging tidal wave that struck his mind.
Meanwhile, everyone else was dumbfounded by this turn of events. They all stood rooted to the ground in complete silence like statues!
Even the three Divine Lords were watching with widened eyes as though they had seen a ghost.
"How did he" Li Fire Divine Lord's voice trembled. Back when he attempted to use the spatial array to envelop the fruit tree, he learned how terrifying the powers of time were. Yet, Yi Yun had strolled right up to the tree. Not only did his body not age and decay, he had even easily plucked the fruit.
This made them, whom had gone through arduous efforts, look like a bunch of idiots.
"Impossible! Impossible! Lord Li Fire, this little bastard must have used our array formation. Our concerted efforts isolated the space when we set up the spatial array formation, allowing him to luck out," shouted Wan Qing suddenly. The scene of Yi Yun plucking the fruit truly left him in shock. He found it unbelievable, and decided that the only possibility was that Yi Yun had taken the opportunity to enter after everyone isolated the River of the Netherworld's time laws through a collective effort. Yi Yun was truly shameless to pluck the fruit without doing any work.