Chapter 1463: Promise
Lines of glowing text appeared in front of Gu Qing Shan:
[Your remaining time to live:]
Gu Qing Shan’s gaze moved towards Scarlet.
Scarlet was still mourning for Epta.
Shroud stood motionlessly, completely shocked, still completely clueless from not knowing what exactly happened.
“Instantly eradicating people from the face of the world”
“How could there… possibly be such power…”
While muttering to himself, he abruptly jumped and shouted:
“Oh no, Reneedol headed out by herself!”
Scarlet also abruptly stood up and said in a hurry: “We need to quickly find her!”
Gu Qing Shan looked at the two of them.
They didn’t know the truth about Reneedol, so they still consider her their companions.
Although, it’s true that I need to check her situation.
After all, if she was by herself, she wouldn’t have been able to form a connection with anyone and could have possibly been erased by [Apocalypse: Siming] already.
And yet, time still hadn’t reversed itself.
If Reneedol was already dead, why hasn’t the three Great Laws of Reality not reconstitute themselves?
Could it be because of the Apocalypse?
“You’re right, we need to confirm her situation immediately” Gu Qing Shan said with a firm expression.
Suddenly, a voice called out:
“I’m glad that you were able to think of looking for me first”
Reneedol appeared in front of the three of them with a bright smile.
——-she had returned!
However, there was also a white-haired old man standing next to her.
Shroud’s expression changed and exclaimed in shock together with Scarlet: “Guardian Elder?”
Gu Qing Shan trembled for a split second before following up: “Grand Elder, you’re alive!”
The Guardian Elder, who was also the Grand Elder, had been missing for a long while.
The previous Reneedol once took out his corpse to stop Gu Qing Shan’s attack and buy herself time to flee.
Gu Qing Shan had once checked his corpse and even found Memory Crystals that recorded Reneedol’s actions on it.
——–this Elder had definitely died.
But he was now alive again.
The Grand Elder looked at the three young people and smiled: “I’ve been looking for you youngsters for a long while; fortunately, I managed to notice Reneedol’s presence and finally located you”
“It’s a good thing that you’re still alive!” Scarlet said.
“That’s right, with you with us, we would have nothing else to fear!” Gu Qing Shan followed up.
There are too many holes in their story.
The Law Behemoths had clearly sealed off Space, and yet Reneedol said that she would be able to hide inside a subspace to avoid detection.
And if she truly hid within sub-space, how did the Grand Elder find her?
Not to mention, he had actually been dead for a while.
Gu Qing Shan glanced at Reneedol.
She now had three stars above her head!
She obtained the first star from devouring the Law Behemoth of Wind, thus substituting Atley’s soul.
Now that two more stars have appeared, which two Law Behemoths did she devour?
Regardless, she must have already used one of them.
——–she used the Grand Elder’s body as a vessel for another soul from the Pantheon.
Gu Qing Shan realized something.
Perhaps it was [Apocalypse: Siming]’s descent that forced her to use the Grand Elder’s body as a vessel for a Deity among the Myriad Deities.
Without this resurrected individual, Reneedol wouldn’t have been able to form a connection with anyone.
She would have died within the Apocalypse.
Gu Qing Shan was able to see through the entire matter in an instant.
He turned towards Reneedol again.
This woman is truly impressive, being able to avoid [Siming].
The Grand Elder was still talking.
“I’ve been in secret seclusion for a long while, but when I heard of the World Valley’s destruction, I couldn’t help but felt heartbroken”
He sighed and pretended to feel moved: “It’s a good thing that some of our disciples are still alive, from now on, I’ll make sure to stay with your group, ensuring your safety”
Gu Qing Shan said emotionally: “I feel truly reassured having you with us, we finally won’t have to live in fear again from now on”
Shroud and Scarlet both sighed.
——-they were sighs of relief.
Reneedol watched their expressions, her lips twitched a bit, but didn’t say anything.
Atley and Epta aren’t here.
The results are very clear, there’s no need to confirm it again.
Since the Apocalypse has descended, we need to speed many things up right away.
She looked at the Grand Elder.
The Grand Elder nodded, then turned to the other young people: “While I wasn’t here, did your strength improve at all?”
“Yes, at the moment, I can wield the Law of Radiance directly” Shroud replied.
Scarlet also said: “I can wield the Law of Death; Rhode as well”
The Grand Elder appeared pleased, then continued: “Reneedol had told me about your situation. The Law Behemoths might send their people towards you at any moment, and I also need to first understand your level of strength to better help you improve”
The three of them exchanged glances.
The Grand Elder continued: “No need to worry, my strength is more than enough to fight your current selves. Now, unleash your strongest attacks towards me”
“Alright, I’ll go first”
Shroud stood forward and flipped through the Book of Prophesized Destinies.
Dozens of spears of light manifested from thin air and shot towards the Grand Elder.
“Well done” the Grand Elder praised.
He lightly waved his hand towards the spears of light.
Instantly, all the spears were encased inside layers of frost.
Unable to move forward, the spears quickly went out.
“Step down, Shroud. Scarlet, you’re up” the Grand Elder said.
Scarlet leisurely summoned the black flames scythe and charged forward, swinging it towards the Grand Elder’s neck.
Black flames filled the air.
A resounding low noise.
Scarlet was sent flying, rolled a few times on the ground, then staggered back up.
The Grand Elder’s thoughts couldn’t be discerned at all, he simply stated: “Your power is decent, next up, Rhode”
Gu Qing Shan opened his palm.
A cluster of black flames manifested in his hand.
——-since this guy from the Pantheon had borrowed the Grand Elder’s identity, he would be able to unleash his original strength without any reserves, since the Grand Elder was originally strong.
Both Shroud and Scarlet are too young right now to discern how powerful the soul inside the Grand Elder’s body truly was.
Then, let me give it a try!
Gu Qing Shan rushed forward and tossed the black flame in his hand towards the Grand Elder.
A small burst of flames instantly traversed a long distance to crash into the Grand Elder’s protective frost barrier.
A column of flames rose to the sky!
Within the intense black flames, the ice around the Grand Elder was continuously melting away.
He still had both hands behind his back as he praised: “Rhode’s power of Death had grown quite powerful already, much more powerful compared to Scarlet”
“You praise me too much, Elder” Gu Qing Shan appeared embarrassed.
The Grand Elder’s gaze passed through each of them and commented: “Shroud is the only wielder of the Law of Radiance, his talents are immeasurable, and he would eventually achieve a level of strength very few would be able to reach”
“Rhode is incredibly suitable with the Law of Death, so there’s even a possibility for him to become a true Death God in the future”
“As for Scarlet… Reneedol had told me about your situation…”
The Grand Elder opened his palm to display a small orange flame.
“You are not very suitable to the Law of Death. I have with me a covenant with the Law of Flames, perhaps you should use it and become a covenant bearer of flames instead”
The Grand Elder added: “Scarlet, you are an innocent girl without any thoughts of killing, a pure flame is much more suitable for you”
“Once you’ve accepted this covenant of Flames, you might improve even faster than Rhode”
Hearing the Grand Elder, Scarlet appeared hesitant.
Gu Qing Shan’s heart sank to the bottom.
He finally understood what the other party was planning.
Reneedol now has a total of three stars, two of which had been used for Atley and the Grand Elder respectively.
Only one star remained.
——-the Grand Elder wants to substitute Scarlet’s soul to turn her into one of their people!
Immense killing intent rose within Gu Qing Shan’s mind.
The Apocalypse is still right here.
I still don’t fully understand the Pantheon’s situation.
Acting without thinking would only cause the enemy to get a chance to reset.
If Reneedol was revived once again, she would know that Rhode was trouble, and also know how to avoid death when [Apocalypse: Siming] descended again.
——-the Pantheon would only obtain increasingly clearer information, they would only be able to continue further w**ithin these chaotic circumstances!
Gu Qing Shan narrowed his eyes, then opened them again.
“Grand Elder” he smiled, “Since Scarlet and I both practice the Law of Death, we would be able to mutually exchange our knowledge and improve faster”
The Grand Elder shook his head: “Rhode, the Law of Death is an incredibly bloody power, those who accept it wouldn’t be able to stop themselves from continuous killing, it is also not very suitable for a young girl”
Scarlet looked at Gu Qing Shan, then at the Grand Elder and didn’t say anything yet.
Seeing that, Reneedol added while smiling: “Scarlet, after you accept the Law of Flames, you wouldn’t have to drink alcohol anymore, and you’d even be taught personally by the Grand Elder, wouldn’t that be great?”
Scarlet silently nodded.
“That is indeed very good” she said.
The Grand Elder delightedly nodded and said: “Then come, accept the covenant of flames from me”
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t contain his killing intent.
——while he was a calm and collected person who can use his wits to resolve his problems, he was still a sword cultivator.
With such a short distance between them, no one would be able to stop him in time if he abruptly acted to kill someone.
No matter who you are or whether or not you can revive, I’m going to kill you right now!
Gu Qing Shan’s fingers slightly opened, almost ready to draw the Six Paths Great Mountain sword.
Right at this point in time, Scarlet turned to him and asked:
“Rhode, do you think I’m better suited to using the power of Death?”
Before Gu Qing Shan said anything, the Grand Elder had already shook his head: “Rhode is also a newcomer when it comes to utilizing the power of Laws, in reality, all of you require my teachings”
Scarlet acted like he didn’t hear him and simply stared at Gu Qing Shan.
The Grand Elder was also staring at him.
Gu Qing Shan contained his killing intent again and smiled gently: “I’m also a newbie so I don’t understand the power of Laws that well, but I do think you can use the Law of Death very well. That black scythe y’know, very stylish”
She bowed to the Grand Elder and said: “I’m sorry, Grand Elder, although the Law of Flames might be good, I’ve already made the preparations to use the Law of Death for the upcoming future”
The Grand Elder appeared displeased: “You’re a young girl, the Law of Death would only cause you to kill a lot of people”
Reneedol also frowned: “Accepting the Law of Death means accepting the curse of Death, you would only fall into the eternal destiny of killing and being killed”
Scarlet smiled and turned to Reneedol: “It can’t be helped; I’ve already promised Rhode”
“What did you promise him?” Reneedol appeared doubtful.
Scarlet replied: “I promised Rhode to be with him”
The Grand Elder shook his head: “You youngsters, there’s no need to take such arbitrary promises seriously”
“——No, when I make a promise, I’ve never once go back on it”
Scarlet resolutely replied.