Chapter 1611: Being put into Check
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「 Ling’er is in a state where she doesn’t even dare to remain in the sect while hoping that you would be able to help her, so why aren’t we going to save her? 」the Earth sword asked with its heavy mountainous voice.
Gu Qing Shan asked in return: “Do you know where she is?”
The Earth sword froze, then quickly replied: 「 But you’ve always had a solution for everything. Don’t you have a way to find her whereabouts? 」
Gu Qing Shan refuted: “You think too highly of me——- she merely left me a bit of information regarding her situation, there was no mention of her location or destination at all. No one would be able to find her, I suspect that even the Apocalypses are trying to search for her traces”
He adjusted the white skull gauntlets before putting his hand on the sealing casket.
Clak clak clak——-
The entire sealing casket crumbled into the wind and revealed the item contained inside.
It was a mass of bones!
This mass of bones resonated very briefly with the gauntlets on Gu Qing Shan’s arms, then flew up into pieces of bone armor that attached themselves to Gu Qing Shan’s torso.
The gauntlets on Gu Qing Shan’s arms and the bone armor had connected to one another to form a complete set of half-armor.
[Your ‘Frozen Bones’ gauntlets and the bones had fused into a suit of half-armor]
[Bone Armor: Frozen Hold]
[Product of Apocalypse homology, currently in a faux state of death state, it has the following abilities:]
[Frozen Grasp: Two of the frozen corpse’s body parts had fused together to create this armor. While you wear it, you would instantly be able to discern the location of the next frozen corpse body part]
[Mystery of Apocalypse Equal (advanced): Low-level Apocalypses will follow your orders]
[Awaken: When you obtain all the frozen corpse parts hidden by the Sealing Tokens, they will awaken together with Shroud turning into the new Secret Apocalypse]
[Power Parasite: You will need to wear or carry it in your hands to allow it to absorb your power of Death, thus maintaining its existence]
A new line of notification was blinking:
[Unique Manifestation: Shroud isn’t sure of the situation you had run into, so you can freely choose one of the three Laws listed below, sacrificing all opportunities for you to use the frozen corpse’s power to stimulate the creation of a corresponding ability that would resolve the current difficult situation]
[Additionally, you can instead select one attribute of your own choosing]
[—–Shroud’s will is with you]
After reading that, Gu Qing Shan clenched and waved his fist happily.
As expected of Shroud, he had even thought of this.
He then turned to the Earth sword and explained: “We’re not heading out to save her for two reasons, the first was that we can’t find her, the second was that we can’t alert the snake hiding in the grass”
「 “”Alert the snake hiding in the grass?””」the swords asked him all at once.
“That’s right. The timeline had been completely messed up, but do you know why the Apocalypse had done this?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“Just consider me an idiot and explain” Luo Bing Li replied.
Gu Qing Shan continued: “Yesterday, the giant eyeball had already begun to approach the Wraith realm within the Pantheon ruins, can you guess what would happen next?”
The Earth sword answered with a heavy tone: 「 Wasn’t what happened next the Deathmatch between you and Reneedol, then the Reality Gate being opened—– 」
It couldn’t say the rest.
“The Reality Gate would open, and everything would be destroyed” Shannu continued, her voice shaking from it.
“We’ve been put into Check” Gu Qing Shan sighed: “This Apocalypse was even more sly compared to the glowing cloaked skeleton, it had moved the moment of the Reality Gate’s opening ahead of many other events, which would allow it to destroy everything starting from that moment”
Luo Bing Li suddenly said: “Wouldn’t that be very soon?”
Gu Qing Shan’s eyes lit up with fighting spirit and spoke in a low tone: “That’s right, I suspect that both it and the glowing cloaked skeleton had been injured, leading to them being unable to directly force that moment to occur right away. This is the reason why everyone is still alive, and also the reason why we still have hope!”
“We need to collect all the body parts of the frozen corpse before that moment arrives and awaken Shroud, then——-”
Gu Qing Shan’s tone became extremely grim: “We need to make it to the Wraith realm before my Deathmatch with Reneedol concludes, then have the frozen corpse awaken and fight once again——- Shroud will become the frozen corpse and close the Reality Gate back up once more”
“The giant corpse had told me that only the frozen corpse would be able to close the Reality Gate!”
All of his swords were extremely shaken and couldn’t say anything.
And after his explanation was over, Gu Qing Shan no longer wasted time talking and closed his eyes to communicate with the white bone armor he was wearing.
“Time… is being controlled by the Apocalypse, I cannot alert it”
“Fate—– is too eye-catching. Even a slightest shift in Fate would draw Reneedol’s attention, as she still has the two Deities of Fate with her at this point in time”
“Space—- is a good idea, but I think that all passages that would lead towards the final moment of the Deathmatch had already been destroyed by the Apocalypse——- there’s actually no need to guess at all, this was only inevitable”
Having made his decision, Gu Qing Shan sent his consciousness into the white bone armor.
“We need power”
“We need a power that can move through all Apocalypses——”
“It must allow us to smoothly reach the remaining body parts of the frozen corpse while also not being afraid of the Apocalypse, power that would make it possible for us to reach the moment that the Reality Gate opens!”
Lines of new glowing text suddenly appeared on the War God UI:
[Your white bone armor had been reinforced with Mystery of Apocalypse Generality]
[Mystery of Apocalypse Generality (primary): Unique power, exclusive ability. Capable of letting you directly appear at the position of the next frozen corpse’s body part, or freely move through other Apocalypses]
[P.S: You’ve now activated the second body part of the frozen corpse, when you collect all of the body parts, your Mystery of Apocalypse Generality will reach its highest level]
Gu Qing Shan’s gaze slightly shifted and declared: “Let’s go, we’re heading to the next sealing ground”
The white bone armor gave off a flash of light that completely enveloped him.
A second later.
Gu Qing Shan vanished from the Xian Wu world.
The boundless void.
Within a zone of complete darkness, there was a gigantic monster.
Its body was as big as an entire continent and was constantly exuding a chilling presence, constantly remaining in one place to sleep.
No one had ever dared to anger it.
But today was an exception.
Gu Qing Shan appeared in front of this monster.
He only needed to swiftly sense it to understand the current situation.
——the third sealing casket was within the monster’s embrace.
It was because the sealing casket was constantly giving off a chilling presence that the monster had been able to take advantage of it and grow to the point it is at today.
I need to take the sealing casket from it——–
Gu Qing Shan readied the Earth sword.
He was preparing to strike.
「 Youngster, what are you doing!? 」
A fearful voice echoed in his Thought Sea.
“Hand over that thing in your chest” Gu Qing Shan said.
「 Is this daylight robbery? 」the voice angrily shouted back.
“No, that is my friend’s corpse. Hand it over, or die” Gu Qing Shan declared.
Gu Qing Shan released the full extent of a Star River Saint’s power, then triggered both the power of the Earth sword’s [Sanctuary] and [Earth’s Choice]
A huge gust of wind began to pick up within the void of space with him as the center, spreading his immense killing intent into the surroundings.
The voice stopped.
The gigantic creature below suddenly started moving and threw out a frozen casket.
——evidently, under the threat of death, survival was more important than anything else.
Gu Qing Shan immediately broke the frozen casket without any hesitation.
He found a transparent blue ice crystal within the casket.
Lines of glowing text appeared on the War God UI:
[You’ve obtained the frozen corpse’s blood]
[Your half-armor had——]
Gu Qing Shan ignored the rest and put the blue ice crystal away, then instantly activated [Mystery of Apocalypse Generality].
He vanished once again.
Within a world of magma
A certain red giant was slowly walking across the world.
Suddenly, a streak of light descended from above.
The giant immediately roared: 「 Who is it that dares target my treasure trove! 」
He hurriedly ran towards a certain volcano.
A second later.
The giant suddenly realized something.
Immense killing intent drifted from its body as it furiously roared: 「 Who exactly was it!? Who stole my most precious treasure without even showing your face!! 」
——Gu Qing Shan simply took what he needed and transported away without even waiting for a confrontation.
In a certain world.
The most powerful country of this world was conducting the coronation of its new sovereign.
The man who had conquered the entire world stood next to the throne and bowed down to a withered arm and made a solemn declaration:
“I hereby vow to the Divine Arm that I——-”
An intense gust of wind descended from the sky.
Without waiting for anyone to react, this gust of wind flew onto the ceremonial platform, manifested a huge mass of white fog, then vanished.
The man standing by the throne trembled a bit, then suddenly noticed the divine relic of their country had gone missing.
“Bastard! Someone stole our Divine Arm! Guards! GUARDS!”
He furiously shouted.
The venue of the ceremony went into complete chaos.
Yet another world.
This was a silent planet.
It existed within a dark zone of space as a part of a grander world.
Outside of this planet, a mass of white fog manifested.
After Gu Qing Shan appeared, he examined the planet briefly before drawing the Earth sword.
Without saying a word, he simply swung his sword.
A gigantic sword phantom that was beyond any observation abruptly manifested to cut the planet in half.
Gu Qing Shan lowered his sword and waved his hand towards the broken planet.
A frozen casket started flying towards him.
“I have to catch up…”
Gu Qing Shan muttered.
He broke the casket and took out the body part within, then swiftly vanished again without taking a look at it.