Chapter 748: Fishing in Troubled Waters
Three months had passed since Yi Yun was sucked into the alternate dimension.
In the past three months, the area where Yi Yun and Lin Xintong had disappeared was constantly guarded, as people hoped that they would escape from the alternate dimension. Unfortunately, after so many days, this place remained quiet and tranquil. There was not a single spatial dimension ripple.
The dense blood clouds that had gathered there had long dispersed. The remote mountains were restored of its peace, but… it was littered with collapsed mountains. The huge pit in the ground that had a diameter of five kilometers indicated how intense the battle was three months ago.
At the bottom of the pit, there was still magma that had yet to cool down, making it resemble a volcano's mouth. However, the God Advent Tower, which was previously immersed in the magma lake, had been pulled out.
Without Yi Yun's control, the God Advent Tower had shrunk down to ten feet in size. It began absorbing Heaven Earth Yuan Qi so as to replenish the energy it had consumed during the battle.
The Desolate race had fished the God Advent Tower out and they had sealed it inside the palace. Without Yi Yun, no one could control the God Advent Tower. The Desolate race hoped that Yi Yun would be able to return safely in twenty years time, and regain control of the God Advent Tower, so the world could truly tide through the apocalypse.
However, everyone knew that for all to happen was equivalent to a miracle.
On this day, the Sanctuary Island couple led the Human race, as they planned to leave the Divine Wilderness.
The Desolate race had already prepared two Empyreal Kings to escort them back to the Tian Yuan world.
In the battle with the Black-armored Demon God, the legendary Human and Desolate race figures had all suffered seriously. Many of them dropped in cultivation realms. It was unlikely that they would recover before the battle in twenty years.
It was fated that the second apocalypse in twenty years would be even more tragic.
For this, the legendary figures felt a deep sense of powerlessness.
Actually, they also knew that even if they recovered to their peak states, it would still be useless.
Whether they recovered their peak states or not just meant the difference between a smaller or bigger ant in front of the Black-armored Demon God.
This truly gave them a helpless sense of sadness.
"Sanctuary Island Lord, take care!"
The former Desolate Queen led the legendary Desolate race figures to bid farewell to the Sanctuary Island couple. In the battle three months ago, the legendary human figures had sacrificed a great deal as well. Without them, the Desolate race's sacrifice would be even worse. At the critical moment, the legendary human figures had attacked, slowing the Black-armored Demon God's offensive down.
"Your Majesty, we will return to the Divine Wilderness in 19 years time. Regardless of the outcome, we will face it together." The Sanctuary Island Lord sighed.
At this moment, his heart was heavy. The period of twenty years was like the wait for receiving their death sentences…
When the time came, how would the world turn out?
Just as the Sanctuary Island Lord was thinking…
An explosion sounded out from the Desolate race's palace. Plumes of black Yuan Qi shot up into the sky!
Everyone was alarmed as they looked back. The Desolate race's palace had been attacked!
What is the meaning of this?
The former Desolate Queen's heart sank, as she sped towards the area where the explosion was. The Sanctuary Island couple followed closely behind.
The few of them arrived at the explosion nearly instantly. They saw the palace in ruins as it had been blasted apart by Yuan Qi. Amongst the destroyed walls, a Yuan Opening Desolate race Elder lay on the ground covered in blood. All his meridians had been severed and his Dantian was destroyed. He had been killed!
The former Desolate Queen was enraged as she looked around but she saw nothing.
"God Advent Tower! Someone has stolen the God Advent Tower!"
The former Desolate Queen's expression immediately turned extremely ugly. This palace was where the God Advent Tower was sealed in. Someone had broke into the palace in broad daylight, killing a Desolate race Elder, stealing the God Advent Tower away!
"What did you say?" When the Sanctuary Island couple heard the former Desolate Queen's words, they were infuriated. "Young hero Yi's battle with the Black-armored Demon God had saved the Desolate race and Human race. Because of that battle, his survival is still unknown, yet someone took this opportunity to rob Young hero Yi of his treasure?"
One had to know that companion treasures of warriors were imbued with a spiritual imprint. Without the owner around, and the treasure obtained by someone else, slowly refining it would wipe the treasure of the imprint. After all, a spiritual imprint was no match against an expert.
Just thinking of how someone took advantage of Yi Yun being sealed to forcefully wipe out the imprint he left on the God Advent Tower, made many legendary Human and Desolate race figures furious.
Yi Yun was separated from the God Advent Tower by a spatial barrier, so his control of the God Advent Tower was extremely weak. To fish in troubled waters was an extremely despicable act.
"Let's split up and chase after that person. We cannot let that person succeed." The Sanctuary Island Lord said angrily.
He had a hunch that this was done by a human. The Desolate race was united by a Queen, and they had the religion of the Sacred Spirit. They were much more united than the Human race, so it was unlikely that they would steal what was in their care.
And for a human to do such a thing at this moment made the Sanctuary Island Lord furious.
"Chase after him!"
Shepherd Boy was the first to fly out. His body transformed into a blue beam of light, as he moved extremely fast.
Shepherd Boy could sense the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi fluctuations so he could chase after that person.
For a person who could instantly kill a Yuan Opening realm Elder, it had to be a Heaven Ascension mighty figure.
For a Heaven Ascension realm expert to escape at high speeds, he would naturally leave behind Yuan Qi fluctuations.
Behind Shepherd Boy, the Human and Desolate race experts chased closely behind by using the Yuan Qi fluctuations. Everyone in this group was extremely powerful. Even though they had been injured in the battle with the Black-armored Demon God, they still had their speed. After they chased a few thousand miles, the Yuan Qi fluctuation began to dwindle till it finally disappeared.
A bunch of legendary figures saw Shepherd Boy, who was the first to fly off, standing still alone mid air not far from them.
There was no trace of the person who had stolen the God Advent Tower.
"The Yuan Qi fluctuations ended here!" Shepherd Boy said with a frown.
The Sanctuary Island Lord's face turned ashen.
Previously, there were many legendary Human figures who chose not to fight the Black-armored Demon God. For that, the Sanctuary Island couple did not think much of it. After all, everyone had their own thoughts. In the eyes of many, remaining in the remote mountains to fight the Black-armored Demon God was equivalent to dying in vain. Hence, they had the right to leave.
But now… Someone had stolen the God Advent Tower that Yi Yun left behind in front of them. This behavior was too despicable!
"This person is extremely powerful. I couldn't keep up." Shepherd Boy said as he shook his head.
He was indignant as Yi Yun had saved the Desolate race and Jiang Xiaorou. Yet, he could not even protect the God Advent Tower that Yi Yun left behind.
If he could not find the God Advent Tower, regardless of whether Yi Yun was alive or dead, he felt ashamed to face Yi Yun.
"This matter is likely done by a human. I'm really ashamed. I will answer to all of you." The Sanctuary Island Lord said with a sigh.
He had a guess who was the one who robbed the God Advent Tower, but he couldn't be sure.
"Then we will trouble the Sanctuary Island Lord. The God Advent Tower is of great importance, so please do it with great urgency."
The former Desolate Queen was clueless about how to retrieve the God Advent Tower, so she could only rely on the Sanctuary Island couple. However, she knew that with the Sanctuary Island couple injured, their cultivation levels had deteriorated. They might not be able to recover their peak conditions, and to search for the God Advent Tower in the vast Tian Yuan world? Difficult!
"Your Majesty, don't worry. Although a treasure separated from its owner can have the imprint wiped off easily, the God Advent Tower is no ordinary treasure. Regardless of who wants to wipe away Young master Yi's imprint, it wouldn't be that easy." The Sanctuary Island Lord said, before he bade the Desolate race farewell, and embarked on the return journey back to the Tian Yuan world…