Chapter 549: 549
When Lan was at this strongest, he had already reached the rank of an Overlord . Due to the seal he had put on himself, he had previously dropped to the King Rank of the Mortal World, which was the same as the difference between heaven and earth .
Even until now, he had still been stuck in the ranks of the mortal world . Although he had slowly been loosening the seal, he had not been able to reach the threshold of an immortal, but due to the epiphany, his seal made a jolt, resulting in him reaching the Deity Realm .
The Deity Realm was split into numerous ranks, but one needed to fulfill specific criteria to reach the next ranks .
Unlike the mortal realms where one could be promoted as long as they had gained enough energy, the promotions through the ranks of a Deity depended on one’s comprehension .
As the rank implied, the New Gods were those who had just ascended to godhood . They began to use a new type of energy called Ancestral Worldpower, and their pool of energy was limited and unstable . It was a realm that could be reached by gaining enough energy, and at this rank, one did not have to have comprehended any Daos .
When a deity had managed to comprehend at least one minor dao and stabilize their Ancestral Worldpower pool, would it be possible for the Deity to advance to the Primordial Immortal rank .
Although it sounded good that one only needed to comprehend one minor dao, this in itself, was hard enough . The dao was elusive and hard to comprehend . One could not brainlessly gather energy to master a minor dao; it required a deep grasp of the dao’s structure and an ability to comprehend the secrets of the universe .
Only one out of ten experts that ascended to godhood managed to reach the ranks of a Primordial Immortal, and only one out of five hundred could succeed within the first one thousand years .
The next rank was known as the Immortals of Creation . There were two ways to reach this rank, but the two different ways also determined the strength that the cultivator would control .
If one wished to gain the best benefits by reaching this rank, then they should have comprehended at least one major dao . By comprehending a major dao, the cultivator’s body would be imbued with the energy of the dao, and would reach a level that other deities could not contend against .
Another way to reach this realm was to have previously become a Primeval Immortal and forcefully collect enough Ancestral Worldpower to remake one’s body . Although this method would not produce the same results as the one gained by comprehending a major dao, it was still able to help one reach the rank of an Immortal of Creation .
This rank was called Immortal of Creation for a reason . Upon remodeling their bodies, they would be able to use their Ancestral Worldpower to create independent spaces .
Depending on one’s understanding and strength, it was possible to create independent pocket dimensions, but also realms; and upon reaching the very peak of the rank, the most talented were able to create whole worlds .
There was another rank of deities known as Sovereigns . This rank was more of a title than an actual rank, as one could reach this rank while they were New Gods, Primeval Immortals, or Immortals of Creations .
A Sovereign was a deity who had fused a world’s core with their own energy . This was the same as what Lan had done with the previous world, and it allowed the Deity to rewrite the rules of the world and change them as they pleased . They were also allowed to use the world’s energy for their own purposes . However, to do this, they would often cause the world’s energy to become overdrawn, resulting in natural disasters such as droughts, plagues, and so on .
It was possible to fuse with more than one world . However, it was not advisable to fuse with too many due to the world being able to influence the deity .
Among the Sovereigns there was also a rank known as the Crowned Sovereign . To become a Crowned Sovereign, one needed to have the world they were fused with be ranked within the top one thousand of the Heavenly Ranked Worlds .
The final two ranks of the Deity realm were known as the Half-Step Overlord, and finally the Overlord rank . A Half-Step Overlord was a deity who had begun to comprehend the Great Dao .
When one began to comprehend the Great Dao, even before fully understanding it, they would gain access to a bit of Archaic Energy .
While they would not be capable of fully controlling this energy, it was enough to be used when in an emergency . Still, it was not before one fully comprehended the Great Dao that their entire body and energy pool would be changed by Archaic Energy, and they would be reborn .
The place they lived in currently consisted of thousands of worlds . Each world was independent, and followed different rules, the cultivation system was also different depending on where one came from, but it was not before one became an Overlord that it was possible to break free from the Thousands of Worlds, and face an even bigger stage . This realm beyond the Thousands of Worlds was shrouded in Archaic Energy, and one needed to be an Overlord to go there .
Although Lan had the power to go there, he had still not left the Thousands of Worlds to take a look, but according to Hui Yue, it was an intriguing place .
Just now, due to the epiphany, and the loosening of his seal, he had reached the rank of a New God but also that of a Sovereign . He had the ability to jump straight to the Overlord rank as he had already comprehended the Great Dao, but most of his energy was still stored behind the seal, and he could not command it yet .