Chapter 490: The Great Empress’ Past!
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Shen Tian’s mood was heavy. He didn’t expect the human race to have such secrets.
This world was created and protected with the corpses and blood of countless ancestors.
Now, the Evil Spirits from the outer realm had invaded again, and the calamity had appeared once again.
Given the five regions’ current strength, it was difficult for them to withstand the invasion of the Evil Spirits from the outer realm.
Why did this world become like this?
Shen Tian furrowed his brows and questioned his heart.
At the end of the Desolate Antiquity Era, the 36 Immortal Kings had used their secret techniques to banish the five regions to the boundless void, far away from the outside world. This severed their connection with the outside world and gave the five regions room to develop.
Logically speaking, after tens of thousands of years of development, the five regions’ strength should have increased greatly.
Even if they could not return to their peak state, they would not have fallen to such a state. Even Thearch powerhouses were extremely rare here!
Moreover, Shen Tian discovered that the Heavenly Dao laws here were also incomplete, and the spatial barrier was extremely weak.
It was as if there was a heaven-shocking great battle that had occurred here, crippling this place and damaging the Dao of this world!
Shen Tian turned to the tomb keeper and voiced his doubts.
The tomb keeper sighed. “It was all because of the apocalyptic war 490,000 years ago.
“The Evil Spirits that the First Human Emperor heavily injured also recovered their vitality.
“They were trying to break open the World Barrier again to invade this universe.
“In addition, there are Evil Spirit survivors in this realm. The two parties worked together and quickly broke through the World Barrier.
“For a time, this universe once again fell into a calamity.
“Countless Evil Spirits wreaked havoc and massacred the people, causing them to be plunged into misery and suffering. Even the stars were destroyed.
“The thousands of races that had lost the support of the human race were no match for the Evil Spirits from the outer realm.
“They were besieged to the point of retreating repeatedly, and in the end, they could only struggle at death’s door while hiding in the Celestial World.
“Even so, the territory they occupied in the Celestial World is also steadily decreasing. They were being annexed and devoured, and there was no room for resistance.”
The tomb keeper snorted. He did not pity those people.
If they hadn’t been so greedy and fallen out with the human race, they wouldn’t have ended up like this.
However, there were still many innocent people in this world who had also been harmed.
Moreover, this great calamity targeted the entire universe. No one would be able to protect themselves.
The tomb keeper continued to explain. “At that time, the five regions were exiled to the boundless void under the cooperation of 36 Immortal Kings, cutting off all contact with the outside world.
“However, the Evil Spirits from the outer realm still received news from the defected races.
“They feared that the first-generation Human Emperor had left a backup plan and wanted to completely cut off the human race’s inheritance to prevent future troubles.
“The Evil Spirits from the outer realm then started searching and exploring the vast starry sky for the five regions.
“By chance, the five regions’ location was exposed. The Evil Spirits from the outer realm then started a long invasion and war with the five regions in an attempt to take over the five regions.
“Back then, the human race had suffered great losses and had yet to fully recover.
“With the five regions facing another calamity, humans resisted with the supreme treasures left behind by our ancestors.
“Fortunately, the Immortal King had set up the Five Regions Barrier and sealed this area.
“Because of that, the existences at the level of Perfected Immortals and above from the Evil Spirit race were unable to easily enter this world.
“But the situation was still not that good for the five regions. It was even about to be completely destroyed.”
When he spoke up to here, the tomb keeper’s body trembled, his words full of resentment!
That calamity had already forced humanity to a dead end.
All the top human powerhouses had perished in that battle, leaving not even their bones.
Next, the tomb keeper’s tone changed. “The five regions were about to fall, and there was no way to reverse the situation.
“Right at that moment, the Second Human Emperor was born and grew rapidly with absolute power.
“The Tinder Sutra he cultivated could refine chaotic aura and open up a world within his body. Cultivating it allowed one to grasp the vast power of heaven and earth.
“This power far exceeded what the Tinder Sutra could give. Thus, it was named the Chaotic Tinder Sutra!
“This is the origin of the Chaotic Tinder Sutra.”
The tomb keeper fixed his gaze on Shen Tian, his eyes filled with a deep light.
Shen Tian froze.
So the Chaotic Tinder Sutra was created by the second-generation Human Emperor. No wonder it was so powerful!
The tomb keeper continued to explain. “When the Second Human Emperor was born, his cultivation wasn’t high, but his battle prowess was terrifying.
“He once used the unparalleled power of the Chaotic Tinder Sutra to slaughter, leaving a sea of blood in the five regions. He was invincible against all Evil Spirits.
“In fact, even during his Tribulation Transcendence stage, he managed to slay over 1,000 Sub-Immortal Evil Spirits and terrify the Evil Spirit race’s powerful beings.
“Even Sub-Immortal Evil Spirits would not dare to seek out the Second Human Emperor.
“Even if they went to him, they were just a free meal for the Second Human Emperor!
“As for Evil Spirits above the Immortal level, because of the Five Region Barrier, they were unable to enter the five regions and could only throw a fit in the outside world.”
The tomb keeper’s eyes flickered, and his tone was filled with admiration.
The second-generation Human Emperor was like a blazing sun, bringing hope to the five regions.
It was also his appearance that had allowed the human race to escape the calamity of destruction.
It could be said that the Second Human Emperor was the fully deserving savior of the human race. His fame was not inferior to the First Human Emperor.
“It is also because of the birth of the Second Human Emperor that the five regions regained their vitality.
“The elites of the human race held hope in their hearts and focused on cultivation to raise their strength.
“Even the world underwent a change, with endless Spirit Qi descending, and natural laws becoming incomparably intimate with humans, allowing humans to quickly grow.
“With the support of such an environment, the top paragons and powerful figures were rising like bamboo shoots after the rain.
“The second-generation Human Emperor had also completed his cultivation at this time. With his unparalleled grace, he has caused countless heroes to bow down to him.
“During that period, the Second Human Emperor successfully developed his subordinate forces, causing the 108 supreme prodigies with the greatest talent in that era to submit to him.
“Among them were 36 prodigies whose strength they displayed was similar to the 36 supreme Immortal Kings from the Antiquity Era.
“It is said that they were the reincarnation of the 36 Immortal Kings’ True Soul fragments. They were extremely talented.
“Then, these extraordinary and proud elites all eventually submitted to the Second Human Emperor because they firmly believed that he could lead them back to the peak and lead the human race back to the Celestial World.
“Gradually, the power of the Second Human Emperor grew.
“Every one of his generals had unparalleled battle strength, extremely powerful.
“Under the leadership of the Second Human Emperor, they became more and more courageous as they fought. They killed the outer realm Evil Spirits everywhere.
“Wherever they passed, countless Evil Spirits would tremble in fear, and their entire race would be annihilated.
“Originally, 70% of the five regions were already occupied by the Evil Spirits from the outer realm, but under the leadership of the second-generation Human Emperor, they were constantly gaining back their territory.
“The Evil Spirits from the outer realm retreated in succession. They were in a sorry state and were completely driven out of this realm.
“This battle also allowed the Second Human Emperor’s prestige in the hearts of the human race to reach its peak.”
“He was known as the peerless Human Emperor, his reputation comparable to the first-generation Human Emperor!
“The force he created was called the Heavenly Courts!
“As for the 108 elites under the Second Human Emperor, they were collectively known as 108 Heavenly Generals.
“The Heavenly Courts was the strongest force in the five regions. It made outstanding contributions, and the Evil Spirit’s expression would change at the mention of it.
The tomb keeper’s tone became increasingly excited as his eyes burned with incomparable passion.
When this matter was mentioned, it caused the battle blood in his body to be unable to refrain from seething.
Shen Tian’s eyes blazed.
So the Heavenly Courts recorded in the ancient books was created by the second-generation Human Emperor!
Logically speaking, with a peerless powerhouse like the Second Human Emperor, shouldn’t the Evil Spirit race have long been beaten back to their hometown?
Why were the five regions in such dire straits!
The tomb keeper lowered his eyes and sighed. “But something unexpected happened.
“Under the leadership of the Second Human Emperor, the Heavenly Courts was extremely powerful.
“It even blew the horn of a counterattack, intending to use the teleportation array in the Supreme Sky Tree to ascend to the Celestial World.
“However, the Evil Spirits in the outer realm also began to fight to their death.
“They paid a huge price to forcefully break open the Five Regions Barrier.
“The Evil Spirit race sent out three Evil Spirit Thearchs to attack the second-generation Human Emperor who was only at the Sub-Thearch level.
“Both sides erupted into battle in the boundless space, and their might shook the universe.
“That battle was too terrifying. It shattered the surrounding trillions of stars into dust.
“The entire sky had also been reduced to ruins.
“No one could get close to the battle, and no one knew how the battle was going.
“However, after this battle, the Second Human Emperor completely disappeared without a trace and never appeared again.
“The three Evil Spirit Thearchs never appeared again.”
The tomb keeper’s tone was extremely heavy and filled with unwillingness.
The disappearance of the second-generation Human Emperor had been a huge blow to this realm. The battle confidence that he had painstakingly built up began to waver.
“The Evil Spirits then spread the news that the Second Human Emperor had fallen in the hands of the three Evil Spirit Thearchs.
“However, everyone in the Heavenly Courts knew that given the Second Human Emperor’s battle prowess, how could he die so easily?
“However, the Second Human Emperor still did not appear, causing everyone to worry.
“The Evil Spirit race took this opportunity to launch a large-scale invasion.
“Without the Second Human Emperor’s leadership, the Heavenly Courts’ forces gradually fell into a disadvantageous position.
“The 108 Heavenly Generals resisted with all their might, but they were still powerless to reverse the situation.
“In the end, more than half of the Heavenly Generals died in battle, their blood raining across the world.
“Even the Heavenly Court was destroyed and sunk into North Sea.”
At that point, the tomb keeper sighed deeply, full of regret.
If the second-generation Human Emperor had grown up fully, he would definitely be an extreme existence. He might be able to lead the Heavenly Courts and successfully chase away the Evil Spirits from the outer realm.
Shen Tian also became depressed.
The battle that had been about to be won was once again pushed back. In fact, the crisis had been even more serious than before.
Shen Tian asked, “Where did the second-generation Human Emperor go? Did he really die at the hands of the Evil Spirit Thearchs?”
The tomb keeper shook his head. “No one knows. But given the Second Human Emperor’s battle prowess, it’s impossible for him to lose.”
There was no doubt in the tomb keeper’s tone as he was sure of it.
After all, the Second Human Emperor had once slaughtered his way to fame. His talent was unparalleled in both the past and present, far exceeding that of the past geniuses.
However, the tomb keeper also did not know why he had suddenly disappeared.
At this thought, the tomb keeper fell silent.
Only after a quarter of an hour did he return to his senses. “In this battle, the Human race almost perished.
“Thankfully, the little girl who had been following the Second Human Emperor rose to power.
“She created a heaven-defying cultivation technique called the Heaven-Devouring Earth Art, forcefully transforming her mortal body into a perfect Chaotic Body.
“Furthermore, she successfully mastered the Chaotic Tinder Sutra and led the humans to fight the outer realm Evil Spirits.
“It was also precisely because of her appearance that the five regions’ crisis was completely resolved.
“With the help of the Chaotic Tinder Sutra, her cultivation advanced by leaps and bounds, and she soon became a Thearch.
“She led the Heavenly Courts’ old subordinates back to the Celestial World to fight against the Evil Spirits from the outer realm for hundreds of thousands of years.
“This woman was unparalleled and peerless. She is also known as the Great Empress!
“As for the Chaotic Tinder Sutra, it had also become a cultivation technique that represented the Great Empress, causing countless Evil Spirits to tremble in fear.”
Shen Tian immediately realized that the Great Empress mentioned by the tomb keeper was definitely the same person he had seen before.
This was because the Great Empress passed down to him the Chaotic Tinder Sutra.
However, he did not cultivate according to the Great Empress’ cultivation technique. Instead, he directly mastered the Chaotic Tinder Sutra.
Shen Tian’s eyes narrowed as he asked, “Could I also have the Human Emperor Physique!?”
The tomb keeper nodded. “You didn’t cultivate the Heaven-Devouring Earth Art and directly mastered the Chaotic Tinder Sutra. You should be the third person with the Human Emperor Physique in the five regions.”
At this point, the tomb keeper was deeply moved. He never expected to encounter the third person with a Human Emperor Physique in the world today.
Was the glory of mankind going to reappear in the hands of this young man?
Shen Tian was shocked. He had originally thought his physique was crippled.
Who would have thought that his physique was actually the supreme Human Emperor Physique?
If it wasn’t for Shen Tian, who had always been calm and steady, cultivating in a low-key manner, he would have died long ago.
The tomb keeper stared at Shen Tian and said, “Let’s go to the deepest part of the Chaotic Sea! Perhaps you will obtain the heritage of the former Human Emperor when you get there.”
Shen Tian shuddered. “Could it be…”
The tomb keeper nodded and said, “The ruins of the ancient Heavenly Courts are in the depths of the Chaotic Sea.
“However, many dangers lie there.
“Back then, the Evil Spirits from the outer realm were worried that the Human Emperor’s body would reappear. They didn’t hesitate to use the essence of several Evil Spirit Immortal Kings as a price to set up a supreme evil curse to curse the ancient Heavenly Courts and those with a Human Emperor Physique.
“As a result, when later generations wanted to bring up the ancient Heavenly Courts again, they all encountered ominous events.”
The tomb keeper let out a long sigh, feeling extremely regretful.
Such a powerful force of the past was buried deep in the sea. How miserable was that?
Shen Tian thoughtfully cupped his hands together. “Thank you for telling me, senior.”
He had to go to the ruins of the ancient Heavenly Courts. There lay the inheritance of the second-generation Human Emperor, which could greatly increase his strength.
At the same time, Shen Tian also wanted to understand the situation.
Why had the Second Human Emperor disappeared at his peak?
What secrets were hidden inside?
Zhuge Sima hadn’t woken up yet, so Shen Tian didn’t continue waiting. Time was of the essence now. He had to seize every second to raise his strength as soon as possible.
Moreover, Zhuge Sima had already obtained the opportunity he deserved, so there was no need for Shen Tian to continue staying here.
Shen Tian bade farewell to the tomb keeper and left.
The tomb keeper watched Shen Tian leave with a grave expression. “If he can grow up, he might really be able to lead this realm to defeat the Evil Spirits outside this region.”
After Shen Tian left the Dragon Armor Heavenly Palace, he didn’t immediately rush to the ruins. Instead, he created a Blood God’s Son and sent it to the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground to settle down.
After all, this was the ancient Heavenly Court’s ruins. Inside of it was full of unknowns.
Shen Tian didn’t know what he would encounter.
Although he had helped Zhuge Sima obtain the opportunity and Shen Tian received some providence in return, allowing the light purple halo to break through and become purple-gold, it was never excessive to be extremely cautious when heading to such a dangerous area.
The Spherical Heaven Chessboard incident in the Supreme Sky Tree World had taught Shen Tian a lesson.
He did not want to come back only after another few hundred to a thousand years.
If anything happened to the five regions during that period, he would regret it.