Chapter 539: Let Me Tell You A Story
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Imperial Lord Xi He had completed his plan.
Although the others were somewhat unwilling, they could only accept it. After all, they had already sensed that Kunlun was plotting against them for the Central Palace from the start.
Kunlun knew of such matters the best. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have been able to walk ahead.
“He actually asked the Unparalleled Fist God for help. No wonder he was able to succeed.” The Earth Mother looked at the sky with no intention of retracting her gaze.
The Ancient Imperial West Palace was empty now. Then who in Kunlun would replace the Ancient Imperial West Palace?
Was it really too late to enter the Ancient Imperial West Palace now?
Walking at the back could be said to be the most dangerous, because one had to be the last to leave the Ancient Imperial Palace.
Not only were the few of them walking fast, the few behind them were also walking at the same speed.
They were even waiting for the Devil Ancestor to catch up. This was because resisting the night darkness together was the best choice.
Otherwise, no one knew what would happen. However, their balance already existed. It was impossible for them to spend another few decades waiting for the last person. This was not beneficial to them.
Instead, it would be even more dangerous.
The other people with Deity Positions also looked at the sky. They wanted to know who would come next.
Not only them, but even the summit leaders of Kunlun were also looking at the horizon, wanting to see what would happen next.
Ao Longyu was the same. She knew that her Junior Brother was going to change his name, but Imperial Lord Xi He definitely wasn’t her Junior Brother.
The Eighth Prince and the others also walked out.
They knew this name. He was an expert from Kunlun who had descended to help them before. He was extremely powerful.
However, he was definitely not his brother-in-law. So did his Brother-in-law also change his Deity Position today?
“Can’t you hear the voice of the Unparalleled Fist God?” Yan Xiyun asked curiously.
“Just now, we all heard that even the Unparalleled Fist God can do it. It might be because the world of great figures has changed.” The youth forcefully explained from the side.
Hong Ya had entered and he couldn’t stay by her side.
“I’ll wait and see,” Hong Ya said.
She was curious. Perhaps she could really hear it.
“What are you guys looking at?” The innkeeper who was about to leave looked at the four of them curiously.
“Grandpa, we are listening to the changes in the sky.” The youth immediately said.
“Can you hear it? Can you see it?
Did the inn affect your hearing?
Are you not going to do your business anymore?” The innkeeper asked.
The youth: “…”
The four of them walked into the inn.
The innkeeper shook his head and went out. No one but those with Deity Positions should be able to see what was happening.
They could only hear it.
Not long after, the youth and the others saw the innkeeper’s figure disappear from the door. Then, they all ran out.
Although they could also hear it from the inn, for some reason, they just wanted to come out and look at the sky.
It felt ritualistic.
Just as those people with Deity Positions thought that Kunlun would have a newcomer to replace the Deity Position, they suddenly realized that the bridge had changed.
The bridge headed down from the Central Palace.
It was Imperial Lord Xi He who had used the power of the Central Palace. Otherwise, how could it have been so easy?
The bridge in the direction of the Central Palace was constantly disappearing, and the bridge in the Lower Palace was extending bit by bit.
At this moment, they all understood that the one who wanted to replace the West Palace was the Unparalleled Fist God.
Although it was surprising, it seemed ordinary.
This was good too. At least the West Palace would not be a burden.
As for the Lower Palace, with Imperial Lord Youdu around, there was no problem.
There seemed to be two palaces in the Lower Palace, but in the end, it was still one palace as a whole.
Jiang Lan stood in the Ancient Imperial Lower Palace. After helping Imperial Lord Xi He, he felt some pressure on his body, but it was slowly receding.
Fortunately, there were not many changes.
He had heard Imperial Lord Xi He’s name, but there was no change. He only changed his prefix.
However, the Central Palace was much brighter now. Imperial Lord Xi He was probably quickly fusing with the Deity Position.
With Imperial Lord Xi He’s strength, he naturally wouldn’t be slower than the others. As for how far he could walk, it was unknown.
As the Central Palace lit up, Jiang Lan also discovered a bridge appearing in front of him. It was the bridge that originally led from the West Palace to the Central Palace.
Imperial Lord Xi He did not go back on his words. He was indeed helping him change his Deity Position.
The others didn’t seem to have any intention of stopping it. Although it was dangerous, it should be possible to exert some influence.
Perhaps it had already been applied, but he couldn’t feel it.
After all, Imperial Lord Xi He had made sufficient preparations.
After the bridge was completely constructed, Jiang Lan began to activate the array formation. At this moment, the Deity Position began to resonate with the array formation. The Deity Position was slowly separating from him.
It was a little slow, but there was no problem.
When he broke away till a certain point, he had a certain feeling that he could replace his Deity Position with another person.
A light spot appeared in front of him. It was the light spot of Qing Mu and the others.
In the end, Jiang Lan chose Qing Mu and handed the Deity Position opportunity to him. Then, he left the Deity Position in the Ancient Imperial Lower Palace for Imperial Lord Youdu to safeguard.
Jiang Lan, who had completely left the Deity Position, stepped onto the bridge.
He didn’t know if there would be any traps. He needed to be vigilant and prevent any accidents.
Jiang Lan stepped on the bridge and slowly left the Ancient Imperial West Palace.
On the bridge, he would not see the outside, which prevented him from seeing anything under the night sky.
His steps were not fast. He walked towards the West Palace bit by bit. He was not in a hurry, nor was he looking forward to it.
He was just waiting. Waiting for himself to reach the other side, waiting for the Deity Position to arrive, or waiting for an accident to happen.
He had already found the way back. If anything unexpected happened, he would leave this place.
It seemed like after leaving the Deity Position, he could also use the Deity Position passageway.
Qing Mu could clearly sense that the Fist God had left his Deity Position and was now heading for a higher Deity Position.
Would he be able to hear the new name of the Fist God soon?
But why could he feel it?
Furthermore, he felt that he was different. It was as if something had landed on him just now.
After that, he didn’t pay much attention to it. He was waiting for the birth of the new Fist God.
He wasn’t the only one. Everyone around him was waiting.
“How long do you think we have to wait? I just received news that he’s about to appear.”
“When will it be?”
“How should I know? That’s what I heard. He didn’t explain it to me. Do you want me to explain it to you?”
“No need. You already said that you don’t know.”
“How… How did you become so smart?”
Qing Mu was also shocked. However, he realized that he was different from these people. He could feel his progress.
As expected, he was the number one fist expert of Ba Country, the person closest to becoming the Fist God.
He wanted to go back and work hard to become the Ba Country Fist God.
The people of the twelve Deity Positions all looked at Jiang Lan, waiting for him to land on the West Palace and see what title he wanted to give himself.
In the Ancient Imperial Palace, Imperial Lord Xi He looked in the direction of the West Palace. Others would think that the Unparalleled Fist God would give himself a name, but…
He was looking forward to it. He was looking forward to what name it would be.
Jiang Lan walked for some time before finally seeing the end of the bridge and the Ancient Imperial West Palace.
He did not change his pace as he slowly approached.
With one last step, he safely stepped onto the ground of the Ancient Imperial West Palace.
The moment he landed, the bridge disappeared, and he was in the center of the array formation. The Deity Position began to cover him.
It slowly landed on him.
First was the Deity Position fortuitous opportunity, then the Deity Position.
His previous Deity Position light spots also appeared bit by bit.
It seemed to be beginning to merge with the new Deity Position. However, the light spot was not activated because his name had yet to be made known.
Jiang Lan hadn’t felt the call for him to name his new Deity Position yet.
When the Deity Position landed on his body, he walked towards the West Palace.
Imperial Lord Xi He had allowed him to enter the palace after the Deity Position had landed on his body.
Therefore, he still needed to wait till he completely accepted the Deity Position before he gave himself a name.
He probably needed to see Gu, who was inside the West Palace before he could do so.
He didn’t know why and he didn’t know if it was a trap or if there were more benefits. He could only go in and take a look.
There was no possibility of retreat at this point.
When he entered the gate of the West Palace, he saw that it was still dilapidated.
There was no clean place in the palace square and it was difficult to move.
Fortunately, the stairs could still be walked on.
As for the palace at the other end of the stairs, it could no longer be called a palace. There was no roof anywhere, only broken walls.
There were also four cracked pillars.
Jiang Lan slowly arrived in front of the palace door. There was no one at the top of the palace, but there was a statue below looking at the palace door, as if waiting for someone to arrive.
“Is it because the person at the very top has already disappeared, or is it because the statue is still in the palace?”
He wasn’t sure, so he could only walk in and face the other party.
Not long after he entered, the palace changed.
A force appeared in the palace, and cracks appeared on the surface of the statue.
The stone fell bit by bit, and the thing inside began to reveal itself.
It was the Daoist robe and skin. He looked like a living person.
It was completely different from what he saw at the Ancient Imperial Lower Palace.
With a sweep of power, the stone on the statue’s surface instantly turned to ashes.
Jiang Lan took two steps back. At this moment, he saw a middle-aged man standing at the position of the statue.
He wore a Daoist robe and carried his Daoist aura on him. He was full of vitality.
There was a smile on his face.
“Finally here? I thought I wouldn’t be able to see one.
There shouldn’t be much time left in the Heaven Realm, right?
From the looks of it, you all have already reached the last step. This is good too. It is not early, nor is it late.
Then…” The middle-aged man looked at Jiang Lan and said seriously.
“You’re a Kunlun disciple?”
Jiang Lan looked at the other party and felt that he was powerful. However, for some reason, he couldn’t understand the other party’s state.
Was the other party alive?
No, that definitely wasn’t the case. However, it was completely wrong to say that the other party had died.
It was very strange.
However, he was certain that this person was indeed the one he had seen on the First Summit.
“I am Jiang Lan, the personal disciple of the Ninth Summit. Greetings, Senior.” Jiang Lan lowered his head respectfully.
He did not remain silent, nor did he state his previous Deity Position title.
He only gave his actual name.
As for why…
Perhaps he wanted to take on the responsibility openly.
“The Ninth Summit? Then do you know who I am?” The middle-aged man looked at Jiang Lan and asked.
He didn’t question Jiang Lan’s identity.
“The founder of Kunlun, Senior Gu,” Jiang Lan replied.
“As a Dao Immortal, are you actually only a disciple in Kunlun?” Gu asked.
This was what he was more concerned about. The other party’s strength was obvious. He was indeed a Dao Immortal.
Furthermore, he had reached the peak of the Dao Immortal Realm.
Such a person was only a disciple in Kunlun. Was Kunlun so powerful now?
“The Ninth Summit is filled with only Dao Immortals,” Jiang Lan replied softly.
“How many people are there on the Ninth Summit?” Gu asked.
“Me and my master,” Jiang Lan answered truthfully.
“Heh ~” Gu felt that this person was quite funny, but having two Dao Immortals on a single summit was already very impressive.
“Is Kunlun strong now?” Gu walked to the entrance of the palace and asked.
“The nine summit leaders of the Kunlun nine summits are all Dao Immortals. The Sect Master is also a Dao Immortal. Including me, there are a total of eleven Dao Immortals.
Half of us have reached the perfected Dao Immortal Realm.
The Sect Master should have become a half-sage.” Jiang Lan turned around and answered after Gu.
“Why did you come to the West Palace in the end?” Ancient asked again.
“The Sect Master should have gone to the Central Palace.” Jiang Lan had long suspected that the Sect Master was Imperial Lord Xi He.
There should be no mistake.
“Not bad.” Gu laughed before disappearing.
Then, Jiang Lan heard an ancient voice from the top of the palace.
“But I realized he did the right thing. He asked you to come to see me.”
Jiang Lan turned around and saw Gu sitting on the highest throne.
Jiang Lan didn’t understand what he meant, but he remained silent.
“Do you know why only Kunlun people can obtain the West Palace?
And why am I here?” Gu asked Jiang Lan.
“This junior doesn’t know.” Jiang Lan shook his head.
He really knew nothing about this. He only knew about the existence of Gu.
The others were all blind zones for him.
“Because I’m purely biased towards Kunlun. I’ve lived for many years and it can be said that I’ve never been biased. I feel a little regretful.
Therefore, I decided to be biased towards Kunlun and left a Deity Position for you all.
However, the people of Kunlun are more promising than I expected.
One of you came to the West Palace but refused to enter. In the end, he went to the Central Palace.
Then there’s you, who has also come to the West Palace but the West Palace seems dispensable to you.” Gu looked at Jiang Lan and said.
“You should know you’re special. Do you know why?”
Jiang Lan was silent. He might know why.
But he did not intend to speak.
“Let me tell you a story.” Gu didn’t mind Jiang Lan’s silence. Instead, he said to himself.
“It’s a story from long long ago.”
Jiang Lan lowered his head in respect.
Although he did not know what story it was, it was definitely not something unrelated.
Perhaps it was extremely important to him.
Gu sat on his throne and looked up into the sky. It was the endless night and darkness.
“A long time ago, so long that no one knows how long it has been.
There was a world where there was abundant spiritual energy and all living things grew. There were thousands of races and there were countless experts born within.
There were many Celestial Immortals and Dao Immortals.
After countless years of fighting, there were even a few experts who had obtained a great opportunity and merit to become sages.
The entire world seemed to become stronger and expand without end.
The road ahead for a cultivator was long.
“When they became stronger, they overlooked the tolerance of the Heavenly Dao.
The function of the Dao was to ensure that everything was balanced. The appearance of sages, the birth of Dao Immortals, and the competition between thousands of races caused an imbalance to occur.
Finally, the balance was broken, and the Heavenly Dao began to collapse.
Sages walked together with the Dao. The moment the Heavenly Dao collapsed, they bore the brunt of it and became people who truly faced the Heavenly Dao.
But what if the Heavenly Dao collapsed?
Overnight, the sages returned to the Heavenly Dao and collapsed together.
The momentum of destruction engulfed the world and no one could stop it.”