Chapter 551: The Origins of the God Burial Abyss
The Azure Yang Lord could not help but want to crack the enchantment. He felt that something in the enchantment was extremely important to him.
Besides, the existence of the enchantment was most likely connected to the entrance that linked this world to the sinkhole.
If the Azure Yang Lord wanted to return to the Yang God Empyrean Heaven, he naturally needed to figure the secret behind the sinkhole out…
The enchantment had existed for too long, and its layout largely contained the pure Yang Great Dao. Since the Azure Yang Lord cultivated pure Yang laws himself, he found the coincidence very unusual.
He drew inspiration from the Great Dao contained in the enchantment. From the eternal whirlpool, he gained insight in the laws within the enchantment. He matched it against the “Yang God Manual” he cultivated, and he slowly understood several key points.
As such, he stayed in the God Burial Abyss’ eternal whirlpool, and in a blink of an eye, seven years had passed.
During those seven years, the ancient Great Empress accompanied the Azure Yang Lord as she helped him expound on the laws.
She cultivated pure Yin laws, which were the completely opposite, and as such, she gave the Azure Yang Lord a lot of inspiration.
Time passed, and after many years and many attempts by the Azure Yang Lord, he managed to crack the powerful ancient enchantment.
During this period, with his attempts at cracking the enchantment, the Azure Yang Lord’s cultivation level also increased.
The hard work paid off eventually, as the Azure Yang Lord finally succeeded seven years later. By joining forces with the ancient Great Empress, he managed to crack the ancient enchantment open.
At the moment he cracked the enchantment open, the Azure Yang Lord felt a terrifying energy backlash. His body quaked as he vomited blood.
In the enchantment, he did not encounter any opportunities that he was familiar with. All he saw was the phantom image of a gigantic eye.
The eye’s gaze was cold, as if it treated everything in the world with indifference.
Both the Azure Yang Lord and the ancient Great Empress were stunned. Just as they couldn’t understand what was happening, a terrifying energy shot out of the gigantic eye, straight into the clouds!
The energy penetrated the Untraversable Sea, and then the Tian Yuan world, and then it broke past the Heavens!
The world’s sky… began to crack and crumble!
This was what it really meant by ‘heaven crumbling and earth shattering’. The Azure Yang Lord witnessed gigantic cracks appearing in the blue sky with his own eyes, then large tracts of “pieces of sky” fell!
These “pieces of sky” fell onto the land, smashing mountains and truncating rivers. It destroyed several ancient martial inheritances!
Be it mortals or warriors, in front of this apocalyptic energy, they appeared minute. Their lives were like tiny water drops in a turbulent storm. They were all destroyed!
Instantly, the entire Tian Yuan world was filled with large amounts of death and injury!
The Azure Yang Lord was startled!
He knew that the “pieces of sky” that fell from the sky was not the “sky”. The sky was endless without a boundary after all. It was not like a ball that surrounded the Tian Yuan world.
The shattered “pieces of sky” were actually another enchantment! It was a larger enchantment that enveloped the entire Tian Yuan world!
This huge enchantment had sealed the world in which the Tian Yuan world resided in!
And it was this enchantment that prevented the Azure Yang Lord from finding the passage back to the 12 Empyrean Heavens. Logically speaking, with the Azure Yang Lord’s cultivation level, he could completely travel the cosmos with his body, moving through numerous worlds.
The Azure Yang Lord could not figure out who had the ability to seal a world with an enchantment that lasted for such a long period of time. The amount of effort required was immense!
And why did he do all of this?
The enchantment was destroyed, and the balance of nature in the world had toppled. The residents of the Tian Yuan world were either dead or injured. It looked like a scene from Armageddon.
The Azure Yang Lord witnessed everything.
He felt his mind tremble as he turned breathless. He sensed that his action of cracking the ancient enchantment open had resulted in all that had happened!
What he found in the God Burial Abyss was not an ancient opportunity, it was a box that sealed an evil demon!
The existence of the God Burial Abyss was actually due to an ancient mighty figure, who sealed an evil demon in the world where the Tian Yuan world resided!
This world was just a vessel.
The God Burial Abyss was the place where the seal resided!
And he used 14 years to open the box himself, releasing the evil demon that was hidden inside!
The calamity had lasted for a full month before it gradually stopped. The Azure Yang Lord was speechless for a long period of time after seeing the world that had been mostly destroyed.
He had only wanted to return to the 12 Empyrean Heavens, but he had caused such a tragedy…
He finally understood why he felt a calling from the enchantment. He sensed a familiar energy which was actually a lure by the evil demon. He had unknowingly fallen into a trap.
With the world seal removed, the Azure Yang Lord could feel the Yuan Qi that came from beyond this world. He could even feel that he could use his own strength to travel the cosmos, and find a path in the vast universe back to the 12 Empyrean Heavens…
But… he probably could not go back…
“With the enchantment removed, this world is already linked to the outside world. I should be happy, but now… I have made a grave mistake!”
Facing the ancient Great Empress, the Azure Yang Lord lamented.
If he left, this world would crumble. Furthermore, the ancient existence that was sealed in the God Burial Abyss had unfathomable strength. If it fully appeared again, it could even cause a tragedy to the 12 Empyrean Heavens!
The Azure Yang Lord believed that even at his peak, he was definitely no match for this ancient existence.
He used 14 years to help the gigantic eye break through the core of the array. The one who really broke this world’s seal was the eye itself.
The ancient Great Empress did not say a word as she stood quietly behind the Azure Yang Lord.
No matter what the Azure Yang Lord’s decision was, she would support it.
Before this, the Azure Yang Lord wanted to return to the 12 Empyrean Heavens to question Bai Yueyin, and the ancient Great Empress had silently helped him find the path back to the 12 Empyrean Heavens.
Now, the Azure Yang Lord wanted to correct his wrong. The ancient Great Empress would also stand by his side to battle on, regardless of the cost!
After the gigantic eye completely destroyed the seal that enveloped this world, it entered a quiet state. It seemed like all the energy it had gathered had been consumed with that one attack!
The Azure Yang Lord sensed that although the world’s seal had been destroyed, the gigantic eye still had not completely escaped the restraints of the God Burial Abyss’ eternal whirlpool.
The God Burial Abyss itself was also a seal!
Back when the Azure Yang Lord first arrived in this world and saw the God Burial Abyss, he saw a black beam shooting out of the God Burial Abyss like a pillar that supported the heavens. It shot straight at the Tian Yuan world, like it was supporting the entire Tian Yuan world.
Back then, the Azure Yang Lord thought that the beam supported the suspended continent of the Tian Yuan world, but now, he realized that it was completely not the case.
The Tian Yuan world was actually suspended above the eternal whirlpool!
When the Azure Yang Lord realized this, he flew up into the sky and enveloped the entire Tian Yuan world with his perception.
At this moment, he suddenly realized that the vast, floating continent above the eternal whirlpool and the Untraversable Sea was actually in the shape of a regular square.
Such a regularized shape was thick and even. Furthermore, deep in the continent, there was a faint Dao charm circulating it.
This was definitely no original piece of land.
The Azure Yang Lord suddenly realized the Tian Yuan world continent was itself a magical item!
It could be a squarish disk array, or a chess board. And the role of this gigantic magical item was to suppress the God Burial Abyss!
Upon realizing this, the Azure Yang Lord was shocked.
What was buried under the God Burial Abyss?
To ensure that the existence was sealed, the mighty ancient person who created the seal did not only limit it to sealing this world. The person had even set up the God Burial Abyss ancient array, and used such a gigantic magical item to completely suppress the ancient array!
Such a method was probably something that no one could compare with even when placed in the 12 Empyrean Heavens!
And it was because of the layers of seals that it managed to restrain the terrifying eye, preventing it from escaping even after the enchantment had been destroyed.
But… it was just a matter of time.
The Azure Yang Lord felt that he could not wait any longer. He had already caused great loss to the Tian Yuan world, with countless creatures dying. He needed to do something so as to right his wrong, before the gigantic eye was fully freed.
However, just as the Azure Yang Lord was thinking of finding a way to seal the ancient evil demon, seven mysterious people appeared in front of the Azure Yang Lord.
The seven people were dressed in large black cloaks. Below the cloaks were black-armor engraved with mysterious patterns.
Their bodies emitted ancient horrific auras…
Translator’s Notes: This reveal has been a plot point that has existed ever since the Tian Yuan world and the God Burial Abyss was first introduced. The author had let on months ago to me when I asked him what was up with the God Burial Abyss, and he said it was a seal, and the entire Tian Yuan world was being used to suppress it. From experience, there will be many questions such as what the eye is and exactly who sealed it. And to these questions, it will take time for their answers to be revealed. So hang in there!
Also, this chapter answers the question why the present heritage was so much weaker than ancient times as asked by Panther Lady back in Chapter 464. Due to this apocalyptic event, many inheritances were lost, causing martial arts to start from scratch. As such this was a place “where martial arts was still growing in its infancy”, as mentioned in the synopsis of True Martial World.