Chapter 1384: Great Flood
The neon lights flickered.
The music in the bar was stable and drifty.
The bartenders were confused, completely clueless to what had happened.
Gu Qing Shan stood up and walked out of the bar.
Crow and Yu Juan swiftly followed.
The three of them exited the bar and walked along the lonely night streets.
Yu Juan casually created a soundproof barrier around them, then told Gu Qing Shan: “Those wraiths came to kill you, but now you’re completely fine while they’ve all disappeared, this is a big issue”
Gu Qing Shan replied: “That’s why that dragon advised me to go into hiding”
Crow asked: “What do you plan to do now?”
“Haven’t thought that far yet” Gu Qing Shan replied.
Crow was a bit surprised and said: “That’s very unlike you—– you should know that the wraiths never leave things hanging, especially when it comes to killing. The fact that they’ve lost people will only further reinforce this”
Before Gu Qing Shan even said anything, Yu Juan said: “That woman just now said that the wraiths on the other side were afflicted with a Dragon Hex, so there won’t be any issues for a day”
“Even so, he still needs to come up with something soon” Crow said as he blinked.
——-since he was part of Fei Yue’s plan, he knew what were Gu Qing Shan’s true intentions.
Gu Qing Shan nodded and replied: “I’m still thinking about that”
Yu Juan suddenly said: “Ever since we returned from the Saint Spirit world, I felt like I’m about to break through, what about you two?”
Gu Qing Shan and Crow exchanged glances before smiling.
“Perverted duck, this Curt Death Silver Crow had already broken through, and so did Dragon King” Crow triumphantly boasted.
Yu Juan was a bit surprised, replying with some dissatisfaction: “And here I thought I was the fastest—— speaking of which, did you gain any new abilities?”
Gu Qing Shan thought about his evolving World Technique and shook his head.
Crow excitedly replied: “My [Weal In, Woe Out] technique had advanced, the duration of my prediction had gotten longer, the future I am able to see has gotten more accurate as well. Other than that, I think I’ve also gained a new precognition technique”
“A new precognition technique? Impressive!” Yu Juan praised.
He thought about his scheduled time with Fei Yue, then told Gu Qing Shan and Yu Juan: “I have to go back now”
Yu Juan asked: “To the Hitman Guild?”
Crow chuckled, about to say something, but then noticed Gu Qing Shan’s almost non-existent reminding gaze.
—–right, this matter is very secretive, I can’t randomly discuss it.
Crow continued: “That’s right, a new officer had just been appointed for the Guild’s reception, she’s quite the beauty”
“Oh? Even prettier than you when you were a woman?” Yu Juan asked with intrigue.
“Of course not” Crow denied right away.
“If that’s the case, I won’t be joining your fun” Yu Juan waved his hand and continued walking ahead.
“Where are you going?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“Where else? Back to the library, there are still so many research topics I need to continue with” Yu Juan helplessly sighed.
Yu Juan’s figure flashed and faded into the darkness, quickly disappearing as he flew away.
Crow and Gu Qing Shan continued to stand in the darkness, watching him leave.
“Not going to invite him to join? He’s quite knowledgeable even for a librarian” Crow asked.
“No, his combat skills are a bit lacking. If we insist on getting him involved in an operation against the wraiths, his life will be at risk” Gu Qing Shan replied.
“True, I agree with you on that” Crow nodded.
“So you’re heading to Fei Yue’s place now?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“Right, I’m heading out right now—— come to the City Lord’s manor if you need me for anything” Crow replied.
Gu Qing Shan smiled and casually said: “As long as I don’t want the wraiths to find me, they’re never going to reach me”
Recalling Gu Qing Shan’s [Fog Realm Descent], Crow chuckled: “Then it’s best that you travel to a few more worlds, make it easier for you to flee whenever you want to”
Hearing that, Gu Qing Shan wanted to reply, only to see Crow’s eyes becoming dark as he stared at him with a terrifying expression.
——-it was like he was staring at a strange corpse.
“What is it?” Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but ask.
Crow continued staring at him without saying a word, but feathers had manifested around his body, completely enveloping it.
Crow began speaking with a voice that almost sounded like sharp metal screeching.
『 The Great Flood is about to arrive, there will be no place to hide in the entirety of Void City, those who go against the wraiths will die without a place to be buried, but you, Gu Qing Shan, you will face your death before you even witness that sight! 』
As soon as the declaration was over, all the unusual phenomena disappeared.
Crow’s expression returned to normal and laughed: “Alright, I’ll be going ahead, see you later”
Gu Qing Shan pulled him back.
Crow appeared confused and asked: “What’s the matter?”
“What did you say just now?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“—–Did I say something?” Crow seemed clueless.
He then quickly realized and happily explained: “Ah right, I’ve now grasped the second stage of [Weal In, Woe Out], sometimes capable of saying things that even I don’t know about”
Gu Qing Shan was surprised for a short moment.
Lines of glowing text quickly appeared on the War God UI:
[You’ve been influenced by the prophetic power: Cementary]
[Cementary: Capable of accurately foresee upcoming mass death events]
Gu Qing Shan’s heart sank.
Crow’s original ability was [Tombstone], which can aid the Law of Fate.
Fortunately, Crow is able to control it by making timely corrections to alter the results.
But now, Crow had gotten ahold of a new precognition ability——
[Cementary] cannot be changed at all, it is able to directly foresee the true future!
Gu Qing Shan’s thoughts moved quickly.
Just now, Crow said ‘those who go against the wraiths will die without a place to be buried’.
Then, is the Apocalypse called ‘Great Flood’ under the control of the wraiths?
Gu Qing Shan paused for a bit and asked: “Crow, what is ‘Great Flood’?”
Crow’s expression greatly changed and hurriedly asked: “Did I just mention the Great Flood?”
Gu Qing Shan then repeated everything that Crow said earlier.
Crow was stunned for a while before answering: “Great Flood… is a true Unlivable rank Apocalypse…”
An Apocalypse that no one would be able to survive.
——the countless people of great talents, numerous heroes of the void, no one had ever been able to survive such an Apocalypse.
Even the Plague Apocalypse that we faced before was only an Unsolvable Apocalypse, the dangers of which were far from the current one.
Gu Qing Shan’s heart sank completely.
The wraiths hold such power in their hands…
How exactly did they achieve such a thing?
“Crow, inform Fei Yue of this quickly. She’s both knowledgeable and powerful, she surely has a proper way to respond to this” Gu Qing Shan immediately said.
Crow understood how serious the situation was, so he disappeared right as he said that.
Gu Qing Shan also entered a mass of white fog and disappeared from the street.
He directly appeared inside a small brick house.
“What’s the matter? Your complexion doesn’t look so good” Xiao Die commented.
“A few things have happened; I need to confirm something” Gu Qing Shan replied.
In front of Xiao Die, he took out the colorful rooster statue.
Xiao Die was surprised: “What is this?”
Gu Qing Shan didn’t say anything and pulled on the comb of the rooster.
The colorful rooster came to life.
It wasn’t yawning this time; it was in an extreme panic from the very beginning.
“Gu Qing Shan, hurry! Hurry and give me Soul Points! I have something I need to tell you right away!”
Gu Qing Shan infused it with the Soul Points without hesitation.
Receiving Soul Points, the colorful rooster first uttered a loud cluck, then told him: “Gu Qing Shan, your identity has been exposed, the wraiths know who you truly are, they’ve found out that you came from the future!”
“How is that possible!? Who disclosed my identity?” Gu Qing Shan immediately asked.
“Unsure, you’ve already known that the Great Flood will soon occur, so the only thing I can tell you right now is that you have a spy among you, he has sold you out, and you will soon succumb to your death!”
After saying that, the colorful rooster turned back into a motionless statue.
Gu Qing Shan abruptly turned to Xiao Die.
Xiao Die calmly asked: “Are you suspecting me?”
Gu Qing Shan walked up to her and said: “Crow predicted that the Great Flood is coming, and I have a spy next to me. I want you to immediately go to Fei Yue, she’s a Fate Technician, and the most powerful individual in Void City. Go to her place and wait for me, I’ll come to find you soon!”
“And then what?” Xiao Die asked.
“Then we’re going to flee immediately—- an Unlivable Apocalypse isn’t to be trifled with” Gu Qing Shan replied.
“Why don’t you doubt me?” Xiao Die asked.
“Hm? Why would I doubt you?” Gu Qing Shan asked back in surprise.
Xiao Die stared at him for a long while, then answered him: “Alright, I’ll need to find the Tower Master first, you don’t mind right?”
“I don’t, you can do what you think is necessary, we’ll meet up at the City Lord’s manor—- hurry!” Gu Qing Shan replied.
Xiao Die nodded, then disappeared where she stood.
The only one left in the room was Gu Qing Shan.
He stood in the darkness, once again going through everything he had experienced since he came to Void City.
There are only two people who know a lot about me.
One of them was Crow, and the other was Yu Juan.
Crow knows my true name.
Yu Juan doesn’t.
Could it be Crow?
No, Crow didn’t change his expression at all even after knowing the prediction he made.
He even went to the City Lord’s manor just as I instructed.
At this point, I could simply flee using [Fog Realm Descent].
If Crow was the culprit, he wouldn’t make such a newbie mistake.
It must be Yu Juan?
Even after thinking for a while, Gu Qing Shan found it hard to discern.
“Even knowing that I have [Fog Realm Descent], they’re still confident in being able to kill me, unless…”
He took out the halo and examined it again.
Lines of glowing text appeared on the War God UI:
[Hovering-type ring-shaped luminescent lightbulb, technological product, capable of displaying seven different colors of light. Also capable of examining the environment, detect combat states, and summon the angels]
Reading these lines, Gu Qing Shan’s thoughts swirled.
“Most likely he’s not being manipulated, but is purposely standing on the wraith’s side”
“No, I need to see the truth for myself”
Gu Qing Shan entered a mass of white fog.
At another location.
The Splendor Saint Church.
Yu Juan entered the cathedral, then followed two angels through numerous structures.
Finally, he reached the innermost building in the church.
Six angels came forward, all kneeling on one knee to greet him.
“Holy Son, you have returned”
They all spoke in unison.
Boundless holy light appeared from Yu Juan’s body as a pair of pure-white wings spread behind his back.
He coldly nodded, then said: “Among the donors of the Church, there is one called Dragon King of Atrocity Jail, discuss with the wraiths, kill him”