Chapter 749: The Pagoda Stealer
Tian Yuan world, Umbriferous Divine Palace.
It was a black palace situated at the bottom of a dark valley.
This valley was perennially covered in darkness, without seeing light. It would usually be dimmer in valleys, so the interior of the Umbriferous Divine Palace was pitch black. Mortals would not be able to see their fingers in front of them.
But in the Umbriferous Divine Palace, warriors were able to easily see around them.
At this moment, in a large hall in the Umbriferous Divine Palace's core, there was a hexagonal altar. A miniature six-storey pagoda was placed on the altar.
This small pagoda was Yi Yun's God Advent Tower!
Now, the God Advent Tower was completely sealed in the Umbriferous Divine Palace.
Around the God Advent Tower, dark red runes would occasionally appear in the hall. Energy waves would follow this runes and be transferred into the miniature pagoda. Every energy flow brought with it a dark red glow. The glow pulsed like flowing blood in veins.
This was a blood sacrifice array. The goal of setting this array was to wipe the imprint that Yi Yun had left on the God Advent Tower away. It was best way to wipe an imprint away using intense blood, Qi and killing aura.
Dozens of black-robed monks stood around the blood array. They were chanting ancient curses as their voice runes turned into demonic energies that were injected into the array before being injected into the God Advent Tower.
And in the middle of the array, the God Advent Tower stood there in a lusterless state, silently experiencing everything that being was done to it.
After leaving the Great Empress mystic realm, the God Advent Tower had lost the support of the Great Empress mystic realm's arrays. Now, it was only Yi Yun's enchanted treasure.
And without Yi Yun around, the God Advent Tower didn’t have any intelligence. It would not retaliate against enemies that violated it. Hence, this bunch of people dared to slowly refine the God Advent Tower. If Yi Yun was around, a simple rumble of the God Advent Tower was enough to shock the black-robed monks into meat paste.
Now, the refinement of the God Advent Tower wasn't going very smoothly.
The arrays in the God Advent Tower were extremely profound and intricate. It was impossible to understand the array formations, so what they could only do was slowly deplete the God Advent Tower's array formations of their energy.
The Heaven Earth Yuan Qi in this Umbriferous Divine Palace was isolated by the blood array. Without Heaven Earth Yuan Qi being provided to it, the God Advent Tower had no way of replenishing its energy.
And in the battle with the Black-armored Demon God, the God Advent Tower had been greatly depleted of energy. It was the best opportunity to refine the God Advent Tower.
"I don't believe that with twenty years, I won't be able to deal with a dead object."
A gray-robed man enveloped by black gas walked out of the Umbriferous grand hall. His skin was pale, and there was a strange cursed seal on the middle of his eyebrows. He looked extremely sinister.
"Refining this pagoda twenty-four hours a day, without a single break, only until the pagoda's energy is drained completely. If you are able to do that, I will reward you generously. If you can't, then none of you are worthy of living!" The gray-robed man said with a cold voice.
These black-robed monks were nurtured in the Umbriferous Divine Palace. They had been taken in since they were young, and they were death knights loyal to the Umbriferous Divine Palace.
The Umbriferous Divine Palace was a mysterious faction in the Tian Yuan world, and its owner was considered the number one person in the Tian Yuan world, Sovereign of the Eventide.
One year ago, the Sovereign of the Eventide and the Sanctuary Island couple had established the Tian Yuan Elder Consortium. They had invited Yi Yun, and the Sovereign of the Eventide had targeted Yi Yun unfairly, intending to get Yi Yun to sign a soul contract which promised to never attack the Tian Yuan world's factions when he one day became strong. However, Yi Yun ignored him completely and it even turned into a fight. Shen Tu Patriarch had fought Yi Yun, and he had nearly been killed by him!
Finally, if not for the Sovereign of the Eventide interfering, Shen Tu Patriarch would have been destroyed by Yi Yun!
Although the Sovereign of the Eventide saved Shen Tu Patriarch, he could do nothing about Yi Yun, and he had to let Yi Yun leave freely.
At that meeting, the Sovereign of the Eventide became enemies with Yi Yun.
Later on, when the Black-armored Demon God appeared, the Sovereign of the Eventide had disappeared. In the Divine Wilderness's remote mountains battle, the Sanctuary Island couple led the legendary human figures in battle. But as the number one human, the Sovereign of the Eventide did not show up...
From the moment that the Black-armored Demon God appeared, the Sovereign of the Eventide had vanished. Only now did he appear, but only to steal the God Advent Tower.
If Yi Yun was here, he would probably find it hard to recognize the Sovereign of the Eventide.
This was because, back at Greatsword Mountain, Yi Yun saw the Sovereign of the Eventide as a thin old man, and he looked like a walking zombie.
But now, the Sovereign of the Eventide was a middle-aged man with pale skin. He looked a lot different.
The Sovereign of the Eventide had eyed the God Advent Tower for a long time ago. Now, with Yi Yun sealed, it was the best opportunity for him to obtain the God Advent Tower.
The only problem was that refining it was extremely difficult.
At this moment, a red-dressed girl walked into the hall and knelt down on one knee in front of the Sovereign of the Eventide.
"Congratulations to the Lord for obtaining the God Advent Tower. However… in twenty years, I wonder how the Lord will handle the appearance of the Black-armored Demon God?"
This red-dressed girl was also groomed by the Umbriferous Divine Palace since she was young. She was loyal to the Sovereign of the Eventide, but she knew that over all these years, despite the Sovereign of the Eventide hiding his true strength, and even if he obtained greater strength through the God Advent Tower as his personal treasure in twenty years time, he would still... be powerless against the Black-armored Demon God.
"Black-armored Demon God?" The Sovereign of the Eventide sneered. "He is an ancient Demon God that had lived for tens of thousands of years. Even if his current strength is less than 1% of its original self, it is not something that we can handle. That bunch of foolish people even thought of killing the Black-armored Demon God. That is completely absurd!"
"Thankfully, Yi Yun was dumb enough, hence, giving me this opportunity. Now that Yi Yun is lost in the alternate dimension's maze, and doesn't even know spatial dimension laws, there is no way that he can come out. It would be useless even if he knows that I'm refining the God Advent Tower. I also have no plans on fighting the Black-armored Demon God. This Tian Yuan world is considered an abandoned world, but in fact, there are spatial nodes that connect it to the 12 Empyrean Heavens. With the God Advent Tower, I should be able to use those spatial nodes to head to the 12 Empyrean Heavens. As for the appearance of the Black-armored Demon God in twenty years, what would that have to do with me? As long as I'm in the 12 Empyrean Heavens, who cares if the Tian Yuan world perishes! When the time comes, those idiots in the Tian Yuan world as well as that barbaric race in the Divine Wilderness will all die." Sovereign of the Eventide said with a grin.
Of course, this was all on the premise of him refining the God Advent Tower! As he looked at the God Advent Tower, he waved his hand gently, and a huge squarish seal flew out of his interspatial ring. The squarish seal shimmered with a pale gold luster and looked extremely heavy.
The seal hovered mid air, and it spun with a buzz as it emitted black beams of light in all directions.
Waving his hand downwards, the seal slammed heavily on the God Advent Tower!
A crisp metallic collision sounded, as the altar shook vigorously, like it could not withstand the impact. However, the God Advent Tower remained still. Instead, the pale gold seal was sent flying away!
The Sovereign of the Eventide took a deep breath. The more powerful the God Advent Tower was, the more excited he became. Only such a treasure was worth him putting in so much effort.
A voracious smile appeared at the corner of his lips as he muttered to himself in a deep voice. "What a good treasure, but no matter how good a treasure is, it is just a treasure and it is dead. Without your owner present, I'll smash down on you a hundred times a day. I want to see how long that array of yours can last!"