Chapter 746: No room for retreat
The apocalypse was finally over. This battle had dealt a heavy blow to the Human race, the Desolate race... as well as the entire world.
The Human and Desolate race had lost numerous elites. The Desolate race's Sacred Spirit had died fighting, while Shepherd Boy, the former Desolate Queen and many legendary Desolate race figures were eviscerated. Many of them had suffered a drop in cultivation realm, and they would not be able to recover in a short period of time.
The Sanctuary Island couple were in a similar situation.
However, other than grief, a dark cloud hung over the Human and Desolate race. All of them knew that the end of the apocalypse was just temporary. The Black-armored Demon God would still return, and the period of time was limited to twenty years...
They still had twenty years to breathe freely, but what could they do during these two decades?
Nurture a successor to resist the Black-armored Demon God? That would be a joke.
Break through the void to search for Yi Yun and the Black-armored Demon God's traces? That amounted to wishful thinking.
It seemed like they could not do a single thing. In twenty years time, the Black-armored Demon God would return to the Tian Yuan world and the Divine Wilderness, and having been restored to his peak condition, they would be nothing but ants in front of him.
They had nowhere to escape, nor did they have any tricks that they could use. All they could do was await death.
Only unless Yi Yun and Lin Xintong were still alive. Only unless they managed to kill the Black-armored Demon God while inside the alternate dimension!
However, the likelihood of that was very low. They also knew that Yi Yun and Lin Xintong did not know any spatial dimension laws.
Spatial dimension laws were considered a heritage of the 12 Empyrean Heavens, and with its immense power, it was something that few people in the Tian Yuan world knew.
Once the Black-armored Demon God set up spatial dimension laws to open up an alternate dimension, Yi Yun and Lin Xintong would very likely be trapped in a spatial dimension maze, with no way of getting out.
"Yun-er… " Jiang Xiaorou sighed.
Although she firmly believed Yi Yun could return, she still felt extremely worried deep in her heart.
She wondered how Yi Yun was, after being sealed in that alternate dimension...
At this moment, in a dimmed alternate dimension, spatial dimensional forces suddenly warped as Yi Yun and Lin Xintong had arrived.
Yi Yun and Lin Xintong were readying themselves to fight the Black-armored Demon God to the death. But with a flash in front of their eyes, they had seemed to traverse an immense distance in a split instant. They then appeared in this silent world, where there was no sign of the Black-armored Demon God.
Yi Yun was alert of his surroundings. He used his nearly depleted energies to prepare for any unexpected situations, but there was nothing out of the ordinary in this void space. He couldn't even sense the presence of Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, and his perception could not be spread out.
Yi Yun frowned as he thought about the Black-armored Demon God's words. He did not know much about the language, but through the fluctuations of the Black-armored Demon God's mind processes, he had a rough idea of the Black-armored Demon God's intentions.
It seemed like the Black-armored Demon God planned on sealing them in this spatial dimension.
"Let's look around."
Yi Yun and Lin Xintong flew through the void. They slowly explored the ends of this space. It was a confined space, and they were surrounded by spatial dimensional barriers that resembled curtains that stood in between the Heavens and Earth.
The black barriers were thick and dark, and they looked like a mess of Chaos. Their perception could not penetrate it, and just touching it made them feel like they had entered an intricate and confusing spatial maze.
Their perception would turn faint, and the once they probed too far, the perception would be lost, with no way of recovering it.
This spatial dimension seal… was truly weird!
Yi Yun took a deep breath. The Black-armored Demon God had used spatial dimension laws to seal the boundary, and he had set up a spatial maze outside. All of this was done to completely seal Lin Xintong and him inside. Unless they were proficient in spatial dimension laws, there was no way of escaping.
"It looks like the Black-armored Demon God is determined to seal us in here. In the future, when his strength is restored, he will then kill us." Lin Xintong said softly. Although she was in such a gloomy situation, she did not appear afraid at all. She did not regret her choice of ignoring all consequences to enter this sealed space with Yi Yun. She did not even mention this matter, much less talk about regret. The reason why she made the choice was, in her opinion, a very natural option.
Seeing Lin Xintong's unpanicked look, Yi Yun felt somewhat guilty. "Xintong, you shouldn't have been sealed in here with me in the first place."
Lin Xintong shook her head gently.
"I couldn't think of any other methods outside, so I might as well be together with you. Then, if we encounter anything, we will face it together." Lin Xintong said lightly.
Her tone remained natural, like she didn't find that it was a great sacrifice for her feelings, it was a natural choice.
Yi Yun felt touched as he silently tightened his grip on Lin Xintong's hand.
At this moment, for Lin Xintong to be able to say those words so calmly, it gave him the feeling of fiery warmth and passion.
This kind of true feeling that resided in plainness, while they faced this difficult moment together, hand in hand, was even more precious.
"We cannot be trapped in here!"
Yi Yun took a deep breath as he said solemnly. He was saying this for Lin Xintong, as well as for himself.
"The Black-armored Demon God must be sleeping in another space. If… we can find him… "
The space that Yi Yun and Lin Xintong were in was not considered very vast. It did not have any Yuan Qi at all.
In the space, the both of them could not recover from their injuries, nor could they cultivate. It was equivalent to simply waiting for death.
They needed to escape or find the Black-armored Demon God.
Although they were sealed in an independent void, Yi Yun's connection with the evil energy still remained.
He could faintly sense where the evil energy was located. However, there were layers of spatial dimension barriers separating him and the evil energy.
Yi Yun sensed that the evil energy was somehow being suppressed by the Black-armored Demon God. The evil energy was now sealed in a corner of the Black-armored Demon God's soul sea, preventing it from devouring the Black-armored Demon God's soul any further.
And the Black-armored Demon God's soul sea had fallen into a state of silence. This meant that the Black-armored Demon God was in deep slumber. Through such a slumber, the injury to his soul sea would slowly recover. When the time came, the evil energy would not only fail to devour the Black-armored Demon God's soul, it would instead be devoured by the Black-armored Demon God, and in turn, used to nourish his soul.
The Black-armored Demon God, who was deep in slumber, had no means to resist. This was the best opportunity to kill him!
But what preceded that… was finding him!
Yi Yun looked at the black spatial dimension barrier. There was no Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, so Yi Yun was unable to heal himself, thus, he would constantly remain in a weak state. He did not know spatial dimension laws either, so even though he could vaguely know where the Black-armored Demon God's location was through the evil energy, Yi Yun could not do a thing.
If he had the God Advent Tower, he could still power the God Advent Tower with all his strength, and use its terrifying impact to smashed through the spatial barriers.
However, the God Advent Tower was isolated outside the alternate dimension. Even if he had it in hand, with him currently being extremely weak and, being completely devoid of Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, he could not control the God Advent Tower at all!
In twenty years time, once the Black-armored Demon God woke up, not only would they die. Jiang Xiaorou, the Desolate race, the Lin family, all of them would be slaughtered and destroyed.
Twenty years… He had to seize this twenty years and use it properly!
He had no room for retreat, and he could only proceed forward. Even if there was no path in front of him, he had to find a path!