1823 Vying for the Divine Artifacts!
The depths of the Forgetting River.
The tower pagoda.
Gu Qing Shan didn’t imagine that he’d actually be able to reach this place.
He and the other Virtuous Deities were all seated within the tower pagoda, silently waiting for the Huang Quan High Deity to appear.
“How many High Deities does Huang Quan have in total?”
He silently sent his voice.
Fei Yue, who was sitting far away from him with her mask on, sent her voice in reply: “How many? Having just one is already terrifying”
“What about Virtuous Deities?”
“Including you who’s just been promoted, there are 6”
“Did you… receive the blind nun yet?”
“We have, ever since she entered Huang Quan, we’ve begun the preparations for your appearance” Fei Yue happily explained.
“What kind of preparations?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“The Human realm is a conspiracy, we assumed that you’d be able to jump off the chess board eventually and come to Huang Quan” Fei Yue answered.
Gu Qing Shan was surprised and wanted to ask her more, but a noise from the top of the platform stopped him.
The bronze casket had been opened.
The skull woman silently appeared before them.
The 6 Virtuous Deities stood up in unison and bowed: “We greet the High Deity”
『 No need for such formalities; seeing that our Huang Quan has gained a new Virtuous Deity today, I express my congratulations 』
The skull woman stared straight at Gu Qing Shan as she said that with a voice full of implications.
Gu Qing Shan simply smiled and clasped his fist in return: “I thank the High Deity”
『 As soon as you arrived, not only did you help Huang Quan solve the problem with our military force, you’ve also brought countless dead people with you—— I assume you’d probably be able to awaken all the dead beings in slumber within the River of Death 』the skull woman said.
“I can indeed” Gu Qing Shan admitted.
In front of such an overwhelmingly powerful entity, there was no real meaning in lying.
He sent his voice to Fei Yue: “Who exactly is this High Deity? Does she have a title? Where did she come from?”
“I don’t know” Fei Yue silently replied, pausing before she added: “I don’t dare to know”
Gu Qing Shan stayed silent.
Don’t dare to know.
The implications of these words are quite severe.
It seems like after today, I need to have a long and detailed talk about Huang Quan with Fei Yue.
Still standing on the platform, the skull woman asked: 『 Death God, are you willing to awaken all the dead beings under your jurisdiction to deal with the current situation? 』
Gu Qing Shan replied without hesitation: “Of course I would be willing to, but I don’t even know what the currently situation is like——”
The skull woman said: 『 Very well, as you are a Virtuous Deity, you have the qualifications to know the truth 』
Gu Qing Shan replied with an expression of focused listening.
——–he had also taken this into consideration when he decided to awaken his Death God powers.
There existed a lot of intel and secrets that were beyond his natural reach without a corresponding high position.
Forcibly coming into contact with such secrets might draw attention, possibly even leading to endangering one’s life.
But if one’s position was sufficiently high——-
Such secrets would automatically be disclosed.
The skull woman explained: 『 The reason why we hadn’t been able to properly initiate the competition in Huang Quan was that Huang Quan had to be responsible for a war 』
“What kind of war? Who is the enemy? And where did they come from?” Gu Qing Shan questioned without reserve.
『 Since you’re a Virtuous Deity, you won’t receive any recoil from the Samsara for listening to this secret——- then it should be fine, it’s like this—– 』
The skull woman continued:
『 Ever since the Samsara arrived in this Boundless Void, many unexpected events have occurred one after another 』
『 Firstly, the fusion with the Twin Rivers of Life and Death, but this can be considered a good thing for the Samsara 』
『 Secondly, the entities residing within this Boundless Void had discovered the Samsara, so they’ve engaged in a war against the Samsara in an attempt to take control over it. The ones who are primarily responsible for facing against these enemies is our Huang Quan 』
『 Thirdly, the Heaven realm violated the rules and interfered with the Human realm’s matters—— there are a lot of variables here that makes it impossible to explain all at once 』
Gu Qing Shan quickly digested this new information and paused for two breaths’ worth of time before asking: “Why must our Huang Quan be responsible for facing the enemies? Where are the other Samsara realms?”
—–he didn’t ask about the Twin Rivers of Life and Death, nor the Human realm, instead opting to ask about Huang Quan before anything else; this naturally fit his identity and wouldn’t draw any suspicions.
The dual-bladed man sitting across from him simply scoffed and complained: 「 What other options do we have? The only ones who can actually fight right now are us in Huang Quan 」
The skull woman kept silent.
Fei Yue took this opportunity to interject: “The Wraith realm is already destroyed with only a single inheritor remaining; the Human realm is still in the middle of their Saint Selection, so the Chosen Saints all have their powers sealed away, unable to face these ferocious enemies; we aren’t sure of the Asura realm’s situation, but they’re not fighting this war; as for the Heaven realm and Beast King realm——”
She turned her gaze towards the skull woman.
The skull woman slightly nodded.
Fei Yue then continued: “This matter is somewhat related to the third occurrence that the High Deity mentioned”
“Oh? You mean how the Heaven realm interfered with the Human realm’s matters?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
Fei Yue explained: “That’s right, Huang Quan is no longer able to connect with the other realms of the Samsara. After a lot of investigation, we found that it might have been the Heaven realm’s handiwork—— it doesn’t want the Huang Quan realm to have its hands free and ruin its plan”
“WHAT!?” Gu Qing Shan exclaimed in shock.
The Heaven realm had isolated the Huang Quan realm from the rest of the Samsara!?
Wait a minute, but I was still able to travel to the Human realm just now.
——right, I’m a Deity that originated from the Twin Rivers of Life and Death, which makes it the only possible loophole.
Huang Quan’s Origin also wanted to take advantage of that, which resulted in my Skill [Divine Guidance].
The Heaven realm has interfered with the Human realm’s matters.
Is that why Shifu felt melancholic and decided to send me away from the Samsara?
What is the Heaven realm planning?
“Is the one in charge of the Heaven realm the Heavenly Emperor? Or the previous Heavenly Emperor?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
The skull woman’s empty sockets began to glow with a ghastly dim flame as she answered in a low tone: 『 An excellent question. Since you’re about to join our cooperative efforts, I should make sure that you understand the situation properly to not make wrongful assumptions—— 』
『 Within the Samsara, only Virtuous Deities can learn of this level of secret 』
『 ——In reality, the Samsara is an exceptionally powerful ultimate weapon, that’s why it had arranged this Clash, wanting to select a true wielder and master from among the Chosen Saints 』
Gu Qing Shan slightly nodded, signaling for her to go on.
The skull woman continued speaking: 『 What kind of weapon do you think the Samsara is? 』
Gu Qing Shan replied: “I’m from the River of Death, never before have I heard of someone using 6 worlds as a weapon”
The skull woman asked: 『 What if… it’s a weapon set? 』
“A set?” Gu Qing Shan was shocked.
『 The Samsara is a closed system of 6 Phase Realms, so there are a total of 6 weapons 』
『 The Samsara’s goal is not only to select the master and wielder of these weapons, but also to select the most powerful of these 6 weapons, allowing it to sublimate and become the Samsara Primary Divine Artifact 』
『 The so-called Samsara Clash for Supremacy is also the clash between all the Samsara Divine Artifacts 』
After saying this, the skull woman paused to let Gu Qing Shan fully comprehend the meaning of her words.
Gu Qing Shan closed his eyes and muttered: “Divine Artifact… clashing…”
No wonder Shannu said what she did.
She must have sensed her mission as a Samsara Divine Artifact.
No wonder the Delimitation Divine Sword wanted to feign death.
It must have also predicted this and wanted to seize its time to go free.
Gu Qing Shan sighed and commented: “Things sure are complicated in this Samsara world”
Everyone felt empathy with these words.
『 There are simply too many perilous matters. You will soon find that there are an infinite number of secrets, so much so that one can’t even properly handle them 』the Hall Master of the Hall of Reincarnation said.
The skull woman added: 『 Death God, remember well, the Samsara is the ultimate weapon of all living beings. There will be an uncountable number of unimaginable situations and matters within the Samsara Clash for Supremacy, simply because there are an uncountable number of entities coveting it 』
“So then, what exactly do we need to do now?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
『 We in Huang Quan must triumph in the war against the outsiders to free up our hands, then we can consider the matters of the Human and Heaven realms 』the skull woman replied.
Gu Qing Shan said: “I can join the battle without issues, but will it really be ok to leave the Human realm like this? In the off chance that the Heaven realm succeeds, wouldn’t that mean the Human realm will be consumed by them?”
The skull woman sighed and shook her head: 『 There is no other solution. We in Huang Quan have been thoroughly restrained, not only can the Deities of Huang Quan not arbitrarily enter the Human realm, but even I can only enter the Human realm for extremely short periods of time in response to certain unique Summoning Divine Skills 』
Gu Qing Shan remained silent.
—-Divine Skill, [Forgetting River].
Only a Divine Skill of such level would be able to summon this entity of extreme power into the Human realm.
A certain thought flashed through Gu Qing Shan’s mind, almost within his grasp, but he still couldn’t quite manifest it.
If that’s the case.
Then let’s fight.
One battle at a time, proceeding step by step until I retrieve the Six Paths Great Mountain sword, or even——-
Help Shannu sublimate and become the Primary Divine Artifact of the Huang Quan realm!
Having decided this, Gu Qing Shan stood up and clasped his fist: “There is a certain object here that has a lot of karma with me, I want to take it away and hope that the High Deity would allow it”
『 Hm? 』the skull woman appeared clearly surprised.
The other Virtuous Deities also turned to look at him.
You’re already trying to ask for something from the High Deity’s home as soon as you become a Virtuous Deity?
The dual blade man silently gave Gu Qing Shan a thumbs up.
The skull woman looked closely at him and said: 『 Which object are you referring to? If it isn’t something with too much relations to myself, I will bestow it to you for your promotion to Virtuous Deity 』
Gu Qing Shan replied: “It’s this——”
With a single thought, he manifested an extremely sharp sword will around his body.
The sword will radiated outside of the tower pagoda and directly entered the pond behind the tower pagoda.
After a short moment of silence.
The pond turned into an upside-down waterfall and completely emptied itself.
Like a ferocious moving creature, the waterfall rapidly flowed through the void of space before directly heading into the tower pagoda.
An ecstatic sword ring resonated across the entire world.