Chapter 751: Sacred Spirit’s Corpse
When Jiang Xiaorou walked out of the Desolate race Palace, she saw that in the remote mountains, the endless marshlands and stretches of collapsed mountains were covered by a dark cloud.
A man in black robes hovered high in the sky, and behind him were some of his followers.
This black-robed man gave people a very cold feeling. After his appearance, it was like the sky had darkened greatly as a dark, sticky energy seemed to permeate the void. It was from the Laws of Darkness!
"Who is he?"
Jiang Xiaorou was stunned and she felt a deep sense of unease. And at this moment, the former Desolate Queen, Shepherd Boy and many legendary Desolate race figures had rushed over.
Seeing the black-robed man in the sky, their hearts sank.
The former Desolate Queen was flying high in the sky and when she saw the black-robed man, she could vaguely sense his cultivation level. It was at the peak of the middle-stages of the Heaven Ascension realm, and it was even closing in on the late-stages of the Heaven Ascension realm!
Peak of the middle-stages of the Heaven Ascension realm?
In the entire Tian Yuan world, including the Divine Wilderness where the Desolate race resided, the number of experts that had attained the Heaven Ascension realm were extremely few. And most of them were nearly at the early-stages of the Heaven Ascension realm. For example, the Sanctuary Island couple were only at the peak of the early-stages of the Heaven Ascension realm. The two of them were proficient in the art of joint attacks, and by combining forces, they had the offensive strength of the middle-stages of the Heaven Ascension realm.
As for a middle-stage Heaven Ascension realm expert, there was only one. He was the Sovereign of the Eventide!
The Sovereign of the Eventide was the strongest figure in the Tian Yuan world, so although the former Desolate Queen had never met the Sovereign of the Eventide, she knew that he was supposed to look like an old man. He did not resemble the middle-aged man in front of her.
However, having differing looks was not enough to say that they were two different people, especially when this middle-aged man cultivated the Law of Darkness, which was the same as the Sovereign of the Eventide!
"You are the Sovereign of the Eventide?"
The former Desolate Queen had a cold expression. During the battle in the remote mountains, both the Human and Desolate race had paid a heavy price. Many of the legendary Human and Desolate race figures had burned their life force essence, dropping in cultivation realms, as well as dying in battle.
Yet, the Sovereign of the Eventide never appeared. As the only middle-stage Heaven Ascension realm warrior in this world, he definitely knew about the intense battle in the remote mountains. However, he did not appear during the battle, and now that the calamity was temporarily put on hold, he had appeared.
The moment he appeared, he came with unkind intentions. This made the former Desolate Queen think of the theft of the God Advent Tower more than ten days ago. This made her facial expression sink.
"It's you who stole the God Advent Tower!?"
To be able to kill a Yuan Opening realm Desolate race Elder in an instant, and rely on his speed to evade a bunch of legendary Human and Desolate race figures pursuing them, there were not many that could do that in this world. The Sovereign of the Eventide was highly suspicious!
"Hahaha! Your Majesty, please don't malign me. After the Black-armored Demon God appeared, I went into reclusive training and I hoped to make a breakthrough in my cultivation realm, so I could provide a bit of strength to save this world. Unfortunately… after I exited reclusion, I heard that the Black-armored Demon God had been repulsed by Yi Yun as well as the Human and Desolate race experts and now, the Black-armored Demon God has sealed himself. I find it such a pity that I missed the battle in the remote mountains!"
"I'm also very impressed by Young master Yi's fabulous display of his skill during the battle in the remote mountains. I would love to protect the God Advent Tower left behind by Young master Yi, so how could I steal it?" The Sovereign of the Eventide said with a plausible tone.
Regardless, Yi Yun's battle with the Black-armored Demon God had temporarily saved the Tian Yuan world and the Divine Wilderness. Now, many family clans had returned to their family clan's territories. The legendary human figures, who had personally experienced the battle in the remote mountains, were full of praise for Yi Yun, including the Sanctuary Island couple who were even more so. Hence, Yi Yun enjoyed great prestige in the Tian Yuan world now.
Even though the Sovereign of the Eventide was considered the strongest figure in the Tian Yuan world, he did not dare openly admit to the great crime of stealing the God Advent Tower.
As long as the Sovereign of the Eventide refused to admit it, then no matter how much suspicion the Human or Desolate race had for him, it would be useless.
"This despicable person."
The former Desolate Queen was enraged. The Sovereign of the Eventide was too shameless.
"You came here today, striking our Desolate race's Divine Bone Altar. Is that a declaration of war against us?"
Below the Sovereign of the Eventide was the Desolate race's Divine Bone Altar.
The Divine Bone Altar was an important treasure of the Desolate race. Back then, Jiang Xiaorou had done her worshiping on top of the Divine Bone Altar, awakening her ancient bloodline, eventually obtaining the recognition of the Sacred Spirit.
Now, the Desolate race's headquarters had been moved to the remote mountains, so the Divine Bone Altar had naturally been moved here.
A while ago, the Sovereign of the Eventide had struck the Divine Bone Altar, activating the arrays in it. This also alerted the legendary Desolate race figures to rush here.
"Hahaha! Your Majesty, what are you saying? Why would I declare war on the Desolate race? In the face of a calamity, before the Black-armored Demon God is destroyed, the Human race and Desolate race have to stay united."
"I came here today because I have an ancient Desolate bone relic recipe in my hands. It is an ancient mystic relic that can help my cultivation go one step further. However, the materials needed to refine this relic are extremely scarce. In the entire Divine Wilderness, even killing a few Primordial True Spirits would not be enough, so I came here today for the Sacred Spirit's corpse. I never expected your esteemed race to bury the Sacred Spirit's corpse beneath the Divine Bone Altar. I wanted to borrow the Sacred Spirit's corpse to refine a cauldron of relics, but I didn't expect a protective array to be residing on the Divine Bone Altar, so I inadvertently activated the array. Sorry for disturbing all of you."
As the Sovereign of the Eventide said this, he nonchalantly cupped his hands at the legendary Desolate race figures, like he was doing something trivial.
However, these words enraged the Desolate race immediately when they fell into their ears.
Sacred Spirit's corpse! This Sovereign of the Eventide dared to covet the Sacred Spirit's corpse!
The Sacred Spirit was a religion to the Desolate race. It had protected the Desolate race for tens of millions of years, and it was equivalent to their God.
If it wasn’t for the Sacred Spirit in the Desolate race Headquarters several months ago, the Desolate race would probably have been wiped out.
And following that, in the battle in the remote mountains, the Sacred Spirit had burned the last of its life force, dying in battle for the Desolate race. The Desolate race had buried the Sacred Spirit underneath the Divine Bone Altar. But now, a human wanted to use its corpse to refine into relics!
Was this even tolerable?
Immediately, swaths of murderous intent locked onto the Sovereign of the Eventide. As the atmosphere turned tense, many legendary Desolate race figures were already tempted to attack him.
Seeing the Desolate race reacting like that, the Sovereign of the Eventide shook his head, like he felt distressed.
He said, "All of us are martial arts practitioners. In twenty years time, the Black-armored Demon God will return once again. Yet, you have the intention to kill me now? This is very disappointing for me."
"Yi Yun and Lin Xintong are already dead. You have burned your blood essence, dropping in cultivation realms. There is no way for you to withstand the Black-armored Demon God. In twenty years, who is going to face him in battle?"
"Back then, the Sacred Spirit of your esteemed race burned its life force to strike the Black-armored Demon God. That was such a respectable act, and the Sacred Spirit's sacrifice was no doubt to save the Divine Wilderness and kill the Black-armored Demon God completely. Unfortunately, the Black-armored Demon God is still alive, while Yi Yun and Lin Xintong have failed as well."
"I think that if the Sacred Spirit is aware of this in the nether world, it would wish that it could provide the last bit of warmth hope. Against the Black-armored Demon God, I'm sure the Sacred Spirit is willing to give up its corpse. Now, the strongest warrior in this world is the lowly me. If I were to make a breakthrough, there might be a tiny bit of chance that I will be able to lead all of you to kill the Black-armored Demon God, and let all of you survive."