Chapter 1093: Crimson Emperor Comprehending the Path
Six hundred thousand years ago, Celestial Venerable Yun tamed the celestial river and got it to flow on the ground. As time went by, heroes disappeared.
Another hundred thousand years went by in the Dragon Han Era. The Dragon Han Celestial Heavens absorbed the Dragon Heaven Celestial Heavens. Only the Heaven Han Celestial Heavens remained in the Primordial Realm.
Although Celestial Venerable Yun was wise enough to be the leader of humans and half-gods, the general trend also made him feel powerless.
The Heaven Alliance gradually split as different factions formed within it.
On this day, the differences between the Dragon Han Celestial Heavens and Heaven Han Celestial Heavens burst into conflict.
The army of the celestial heavens came towards the Primordial Realm as Great Sun Sovereign led the charge with star gods, heavenly spirits, and earth fiends. The celestial heavens’ ten guards were activated, and the four great heavenly sects and four great heavenly teachers were also mobilized. Celestial Emperor ordered the Celestial Venerables to lead their own army in the conquest of the Heaven Han Celestial Heavens.
Great Sun Sovereign died on the battlefield from a stray arrow before he could do much. Another ancient god fell with its soul drifting into Youdu.
The army that Celestial Venerable Hao led exited the Southern Heavenly Gate. Celestial Venerable Hao put away his divine bow and plainly said, “You knew too much.”
In the Heaven Han Celestial Heavens, Celestial Venerable Yun gave his wife two jade boxes, saying, “Take them with you and give them to Dao Ancestor. If he meets Celestial Venerable Qin and Celestial Venerable Mu in the future, pass one box to each of them.”
The great grandmother of the Yun family took them. She shed a tear and said, “What about you, Emperor?”
Celestial Venerable Yun smiled and looked at the approaching army, then said, “I’ll stay here. This Dragon Han Revolution is incomplete. We thought we overthrew the ancient gods, but in reality, we erected a new batch of them after obtaining power. Blood needs to be shed for revolutions and reforms. We must start at the top.”
He then sent his wife away.
Celestial Venerable Yun relaxed and looked at the approaching army of the celestial heavens. The rumbles of war cries came, and it was earth-shattering. He quietly recalled his life, thinking of the many things he had done and the many things he had not.
He had many regrets still as he recalled faces and things that made his blood boil.
“I’m still not powerful enough to do all these things. If we colluded and moved the Heaven Han Celestial Heavens to the Dragon Han Celestial Heavens and stole the power, maybe I could’ve lived, but…”
He laughed. “How could I collude with you? Doing so would make the masses remain dogs, mere sacrifices on altars. How would I be any different from the ancient gods? Dao friend of the future, I’ll give you what I couldn’t do…”
The battle at the Heaven Han Celestial Heavens was so brutal that words couldn’t describe it.
In the Primordial Realm, human civilization was almost wiped out. All that was left was tattered ruins.
In the battle, Celestial Venerable Yun was surrounded. Celestial Venerable Hao, Celestial Venerable Huo, God Emperor Lang Xuan, Ancestral God King, God King Xu, the rising Heavenly Lady Qiang, ‘Celestial Empress’, and a mysterious expert Ming Fangyu cut off all hopes of life for Celestial Venerable Yun.
In the end, the human celestial emperor fell.
The Heaven Han Celestial Heavens was breached as the gods of the celestial heavens rushed in to raid it. They saw no treasures in the palace, for it was poor.
“Celestial Venerable Yun was merely angling for fame!”
The masses laughed. “He’s acting poor to buy the people’s hearts. There must be a treasure vault elsewhere! I heard that he was the one who raided Clear Sun Hall. He must have hidden the treasures in his own gold vault!”
Yet when they searched through the entire Heaven Han Celestial Heavens, they found no so-called gold vault.
After that, many half-gods searched for treasures for a long time in an attempt to find out where that batch of treasures from Clear Sun Hall ended up.
Celestial Venerable Yue brought Celestial Venerable Ling and other human talents away. In the end, the heroism in Celestial Venerable Yue dissipated, and she became disinterested and went into seclusion.
Celestial Venerable Ling was only preserved by Celestial Empress because she was useful.
Celestial Venerable Yun’s corpse was taken away by Ming Fangyu. A year later, he went to the Great Void and put the corpse in the heart of the Grand Emperor’s brows. He smiled. “Remember me, Celestial Venerable Yun? I said that you three would be my trophies. You’re the first!”
The heart of the Grand Emperor’s brows was missing the Grand Primordium Origin Stone, which was incredibly apt for the suppression of Celestial Venerable Yun’s corporeal body.
In the supreme consciousness realm, no one could go there. At best, they could only see the Grand Emperor’s ‘war trophy’.
“Relax, Celestial Venerable Ling and Celestial Venerable Yue will be my war trophies in the future too!”
Ming Fangyu smiled and said, “Because there’s another me in this world!”
The Heaven Han Celestial Heavens was treated as a giant war trophy and was sent up to the Dragon Han Celestial Heavens to be fused with it. Celestial Venerable Yun opened the Divine Bridge Divine Treasure, which benefited the world, so Celestial Emperor pardoned humans and allowed the Yun family to move to the celestial heavens and open the Yun residence.
All that was left of human civilization in the Primordial Realm was ruins.
Unknowingly, tens of thousands of years of the dark era passed. Civilization began to sprout again as humans went on in the tough conditions that they lived in.
On that day, some tough male hunters were hunting with bows. They chased a deer to some ruins, and it disappeared. The old ruins were tattered.
The primal hunters wiped the mud from their foreheads and looked at the ruins of a civilization dumbfoundedly.
Far away, the vast celestial river fell down and became a torrenting river thousands of miles wide.
That was where the celestial river fell into the Primordial Realm. It was called the flood mouth, for it was the source of the flood.
There were valleys around there that were like footprints. Ancient legends stated that gods held up the falling celestial river there and saved everyone.
It was just that it was a mere legend that few believed.
Mankind was primitive and confused back then. Only select techniques were passed down, and they were ordinary ones too. Human gods were rare.
Then, a wise and tough man with crimson hair lifted his head. He saw the image of a god with three heads and six arms.
With bulging muscles, he held up his six arms as if he was lifting up the falling celestial river.
The image was missing, but the pose gave an insurmountable impact that shocked that man.
That spirit of carrying the celestial river to protect others made him cry. Unknowingly, he fell into comprehension under that image. Every time he fell into comprehension, he would take a dozen days to do so.
Afterward, that man would often appear to comprehend his own ultimate arts and divine arts.
His people found that place and shouted, “The water of the celestial river is rising. There’s going to be a big flood that swallows this place soon! Quickly order our people to leave!”
He rose and showed off his primordial spirit with three heads and six arms as he led his people to go on a long migration.
He turned around, and the image of that god in the ruins was flooded.
He turned back and led his people to the east.
A sun burst through the surface as its red light flooded the sky. The floodwater at the back was shone on by the sun. Its color was as crimson as blood as it engulfed everything.