Chapter 762: Annihilating the Umbriferous Divine Palace
Everyone shuddered in fear as they watched on, and Yi Yun gave the Sovereign of the Eventide a nonchalant glance. At this moment, the Sovereign of the Eventide's pupils were lacking in will and he was foaming in the mouth. He was trying his best to look at Yi Yun, but his vision was turning blurry.
"You… you… "
The Sovereign of the Eventide made an effort to open his mouth, but whatever he said was said in a staccato manner. As his lung had been pierced, it made it difficult for him to speak a word.
Yi Yun gave a cold sneer and said without any expression, "Destroy this place."
Upon receiving the order, the Black-armored Demon God suddenly took a big step forward. Looking at the Umbriferous Divine Palace, he suddenly struck out with his lance.
The black lance was brandished around, with the Sovereign of the Eventide pinned onto it, like a dancing black flood dragon. The void was cut through and every stroke of the lance caused a spatial storm!
The entire Umbriferous Divine Palace collapsed. The terrifying power had razed the Umbriferous Divine Palace to the ground, and even the gravel that flew up was turned into dust by the spatial storms, subsequently disappearing.
The Sovereign of the Eventide's divine palace, that he had painstakingly built, was annihilated in a split moment.
However, the Sovereign of the Eventide was not yet dead. His body was covered in blood, his meridians were severed and his body was convulsing. The former strongest person in the Tian Yuan world now no longer looked human.
One reason why the Sovereign of the Eventide remained alive was because he had a strong vitality, and the second reason was because Yi Yun did not want him dead so soon.
He was human scum. While the Desolate race was desperately fighting off the Black-armored Demon God, and even many legendary human figures had made important sacrifices, he had turtled up. Only when the calamity of the Black-armored Demon God was temporarily put on hold did he appear once again. He even wanted to use the resources in the Tian Yuan world to escape to the 12 Empyrean Heavens, and by employing despicable means, he had used Darkness energy to nearly take Jiang Xiaorou's life.
Yi Yun felt that it was too cheap to kill such a person directly.
"Eventide's cronies, kill them all!"
Yi Yun gave another order. The Eventide Monks, as well as the direct subordinates of the Sovereign of the Eventide, felt their hearts turn cold when they heard Yi Yun's announcement.
Some wanted to plead, while others tried to escape. There were even some Eventide Monks who wanted to put up a fight.
However, the Black-armored Demon God moved too fast. Before the Sovereign of the Eventide’s cronies could even react, more than a hundred black energy arrows shot out from the Black-armored Demon God, piercing their soul seas directly!
The energy arrows were imbued with the Black-armored Demon God's spiritual pressure. As these people's soul seas were directly shattered, they seemed to have their souls extracted instantly. They quickly went limp like rotten pieces of meat.
In just a few seconds, Yi Yun's two lines had destroyed the entire Umbriferous Divine Palace!
It was the strongest faction in the Tian Yuan world, and it was also the most mysterious faction of them all. But it was now, all gone.
And at this moment, there were many followers, who had come to the Sovereign of the Eventide to seek refuge, standing in the vicinities of the Umbriferous Divine Palace ruins. These followers were covered in sweat and their faces were pale.
The Black-armored Demon God was too powerful. The entire Umbriferous Divine Palace, with all its mighty figures, including the Sovereign of the Eventide, had been destroyed almost instantly!
The terrifying Black-armored Demon God, as well as the yet to make a move, but definitely more powerful, Yi Yun!
In fact, regardless of Yi Yun's strength, it made no difference to them. Destroying them was just a thought away!
A short moment ago, Yi Yun's simple sentence of ‘destroy this place’ made them think that they were about to die!
However, the Black-armored Demon God had only destroyed the Umbriferous Divine Palace and the direct cronies of the Sovereign of the Eventide. They still had their lives for the time being, but it did not seem permanent.
Now, Yi Yun cast his gaze towards these people.
Everyone was distraught as they shook in fear. The double pressure from Yi Yun and the Black-armored Demon God caused them to nearly fall to their knees.
There were more than ten thousand warriors present. Yi Yun knew that a majority of these people had blindly followed the Sovereign of the Eventide. He knew that faced with the despair of the Black-armored Demon God appearing once again, they had no choice but to rely on the Sovereign of the Eventide, hoping that they could save their skin during this calamity.
However... Even so, they were accomplices of the Sovereign of the Eventide, so they were still guilty!
"All of you can be spared from death, but there is no sparing a punishment!" Yi Yun's cold voice resounded everywhere.
With a thought, Yi Yun waved his hands, causing more than ten thousand golden runes to appear out of his hands. These golden runes were Yi Yun's energy mark formed from his pure Yang energy.
These marks flew towards the warriors present and they descended on their faces, with one person per mark.
Following that, the pure Yang energy exploded!
"Ah, ah, ah!"
Some people cried out in pain, as their faces were burnt by the pure Yang energy, leaving behind a scar.
The marks burned by pure Yang energy seemed to be like brand marks in the mortal world, in which a mark was left behind on their faces using a molten piece of iron.
With Yi Yun's comprehension of pure Yang laws, there was no one else in the Tian Yuan world who could match him. It was impossible to wipe away this mark, or even use disguise techniques to hide it.
Unless Yi Yun allowed removal, the marks would follow them for life.
To warriors who placed great importance in honor, this was definitely a lifelong disgrace!
It was easy to guess that with Yi Yun's return, and the threat of the Black-armored Demon God removed, it was time for him to establish a new order. These people would be looked down upon by others because of the marks on their faces.
Regardless of the case, they had managed to have their lives spared.
"You can't be spared a punishment. By leaving the brands behind, it is to warn you. In the future, I will leave the Tian Yuan world, and the method of removing the brand will be left to the former Desolate Queen. If you were to do good, rendering good service, she can remove your brands!"
By passing the method behind the brand to the Desolate race, it was also a form of deterrence to these people.
At this moment, Yi Yun waved his hand.
The God Advent Tower began to tremble and it burst out of the array's confines. Numerous runic patterns shattered as the God Advent Tower returned to Yi Yun before being put in his Dantian.
Following that, the Black-armored Demon God also waved his hand to summon his black lance. At this moment, the Sovereign of the Eventide, who was in a deplorable state, was still hanging on the lance with scarcely any breath left. He looked utterly wretched.
The Black-armored Demon God flew up and he used his lance to lift the Sovereign of the Eventide up. Yi Yun planned on taking the Sovereign of the Eventide to the Desolate race, so he could redeem himself with his life in front of Jiang Xiaorou.
Yi Yun and Lin Xintong transformed into streams of light, while the Black-armored Demon God followed closely behind.
They streaked across the skies, using spatial dimension laws to shorten the distance. In seconds, they had traversed thousands of miles.
Seeing Yi Yun and company come and go so quickly, the warriors in front of the Umbriferous Divine Palace ruins were still lost in shock.
They had survived… Yi Yun did not kill them.
As they touched the brands on their faces, an excruciating pain reminded them that everything that just happened was not a dream.
Yi Yun was not dead. He has returned!
Not only was he not dead, his strength had improved tremendously as well. People previously even had hope that Yi Yun did not die, allowing him to devote himself to cultivation so that he could kill the Black-armored Demon God in the future. But the current situation was that he killed the Black-armored Demon God in the alternate dimension, and even refined the Black-armored Demon God into his puppet!
The calamity in twenty years naturally no longer existed. They need not worry anymore, but… they were now burdened with a stigma.
However, this was of their own choice, so there was no one to blame.
Translator’s Notes: This chapter teaches us a moral lesson. There are always consequences from your actions, and you will have to bear them because of your choices.
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