Chapter 1628: Beginning of the decisive battle!
“Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!”
“All troops gather—-”
“Stay in formation!”
It was noisy all around.
The streets were filled with panicking wraith cultivators.
Gu Qing Shan remained close to the wall while flying towards the grand hall.
The giant eyeball’s descent had caused this world to fall into chaos.
Everyone realized a certain fact——-
If the giant eyeball didn’t leave, then this world and everyone in it was going to be destroyed.
Reneedol’s voice echoed from afar:
“What’s happening? I haven’t given you the permission to die!”
Gu Qing Shan paused briefly before speeding up again.
It seems the Deities of Fate had only just died.
——I can still make it!
He was looking up at the sky as he continued to move along.
Within the ocean of blood, the giant eyeball could faintly be seen.
It was observing the commotion below.
“Damn you! Shroud, Rhode, damn the both of you!”
Reneedol’s voice once again echoed across the world while carrying a sense of insanity with it.
Loud storm wind howled as it spread in every direction from her surge of power.
At this point, Reneedol had surrendered herself to the Apocalypse and was accumulating power in preparation to open the Reality Gate.
The final moments were approaching.
Suddenly, the Time Apocalypse’s voice could be heard by Gu Qing Shan’s ear:
“All Apocalypses gather in front of the grand hall for the final preparation”
The glowing cloaked skeleton also declared: [Complete destruction is about to begin]
The Apocalyptic Divine Weapon’s voice could also be heard: [First, we will focus all of our power in killing the carrier of the Samsara!]
The Apocalypses declared in unison with slight excitement in their voices.
Gu Qing Shan pursed his lips tightly.
——no wonder when Su Xue Er sent me to the future, I didn’t see any Samsara Clash of Supremacy at all.
So everything had already been destroyed.
The grand hall is just up ahead!
Gu Qing Shan dashed towards the main square in front of the grand hall and stood firmly in a corner.
He was silently readjusting himself.
The giant eyeball’s dread-filled voice echoed throughout the world:
「 I can see it! 」
「 The Reality Gate is opening; the true Apocalypse is about to descend—— it’s all over! 」
Only a bright red splash of blood was left in the sky.
Even the splash of blood was slowly fading away before it completely vanished.
——the giant eyeball had run away.
Reneedol immediately began laughing in a frenzied voice:
“Ahahaha, look at that, even it had run away!”
“No matter who they are, all shall kneel before me!”
Her body began to exude an extremely dim light and an aura of terrible rot.
“Shroud, Rhode, both of you have been unable to keep up with me, I’m through wrestling with Fate, I’ve won!”
She gazed towards the end of the world upon the two of them, then abruptly raised her voice: “I am the Apocalypse!”
Gu Qing Shan adjusted his presence and relaxed his hands, preparing to grab his swords.
——after this, the Deathmatch Dance will begin.
But the deployment of the Dance would create a gap in time, so it didn’t take up any time at all.
In other words, as soon as the Deathmatch Dance began, Reneedol would lose and die at the very next moment!
—–this is the most pivotal turning point for the existence of the infinite worlds, whether all living beings and all things would continue to remain or perish into nothingness would depend on the result of this battle.
Gu Qing Shan’s face suddenly became pale.
At some unknown point, someone was standing next to him.
A completely unfamiliar person.
A female cultivator wearing a yaksha mask.
“Qing Shan, prepare yourself, after I send you out from the Reality Gate, you’ll have to take care of yourself”
The female cultivator sent her voice.
——-this was Xie Dao Ling’s voice!
At this very moment, Xie Dao Ling had finally shown herself!
Gu Qing Shan lightly took a short breath and continued to adjust himself while answering her: “No, I won’t go”
Without waiting for Xie Dao Ling to say anything, he continued: “Shifu, I found a way to get rid of these Apocalypses”
“Qing Shan, this is no joking matter, there’s no need for you to lie just to die in this battle with me, it’s not worth it” Xie Dao Ling calmly told him.
“It’s the truth, I’ve contacted the Tianma race, they have a way to isolate this Apocalyptic Divine Weapon” Gu Qing Shan replied.
After a moment of silence, Xie Dao Ling sent her voice: “If that’s the truth, then the 9 Apocalypses from outside the Reality Gate wouldn’t be able to descend, we would indeed still have a chance”
“It isn’t just a chance, Shroud can close the Reality Gate, and I can summon a lot of my comrades here, as long as Shifu can temporarily stand alone to hold off the two most powerful Apocalypses—— I only need a few minutes for us to have a chance to win!” Gu Qing Shan affirmed.
“How confident are you about this?” Xie Dao Ling asked.
“Not a lot, 60%” Gu Qing Shan replied.
“60% isn’t a lot? That’s plenty, I should be able to hold them off for a few minutes”
After saying that, Xie Dao Ling’s figure disappeared.
——it was as if she was never here in the first place.
Gu Qing Shan remained still.
He was silently waiting.
Doong! Doong! Doong!
The sound of sorrowful heroic drumming could be heard resounding throughout the world, gradually speeding up, becoming as rapid as a rain shower.
The Deathmatch Dance was about to begin!
Earth sword suddenly spoke up:
「 Gu Qing Shan, why did you deceive Ling’er? 」
“When did I deceive her?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
「 The Progenitor Fiendess clearly said that there was only a faint hope, but you told Ling’er that you had 60% confidence 」the Earth sword was confused.
Gu Qing Shan answered without changing his expression: “If I had said that there was only a faint hope, Shifu would risk everything to throw me outside the Reality Gate in hopes that I survive”
The Earth sword paused briefly before sighing: 「 Be honest with me, how much confidence do you actually have? 」
Gu Qing Shan calmly answered: “Right now, everything is a variable, the situation can turn at a moment’s notice, so I have no confidence at all”
「 Then—– 」
“The worst outcome is simply death”
As he said that, Reneedol suddenly vanished.
At the very next moment.
The sound of lively music was suddenly heard:
Puu bon bon bon!
Puu bon bon bon!
Puu bon bon bon bon bon——
Another ‘Gu Qing Shan’ and Boss appeared in mid-air.
“I’ll go pick someone up” Boss said.
Immediately after that, he vanished.
The other ‘Gu Qing Shan’ stood still and looked around.
——Reneedol did not return.
The Deathmatch was over.
She was dead.
All the wraith cultivators who were possessed by the Apocalypses silently moved towards the middle of the main square.
The Apocalyptic Divine Weapon’s voice was suddenly heard: [Do not come too close, everything right now is still under the effects of ‘Distortion’, I’m going to control my wielder’s body and accomplish his historical mission.
Demon Dragon then stepped forward and spoke to Gu Qing Shan.
“You actually managed to kill the Grand Empress of the Pantheon” Demon Dragon commented.
“I didn’t do it myself, but the results would have been the same regardless” that ‘Gu Qing Shan’ replied.
The two of them began conversing.
After exchanging a few words, a gem appeared in Demon Dragon’s hand.
——-the [Gem of Tiny Complicated Restraints], the only one of its kind within the Reality Gate.
Although it wasn’t a particularly powerful combative artifact, it contained power similar in nature to Occultism.
Once the power of this gem was unleashed, Gu Qing Shan and his comrades would be caught on by small and tiny obstacles that would make them forget about the most important matter.
The gem was crushed.
‘Gu Qing Shan’ and his comrades then began to be restrained by menial restraints.
Demon Dragon shook his head and sighed: “Gu Qing Shan… I am the proof and the catalyst, a base of operation that they are unwilling to arbitrarily lose. And now, everything will come to an end”
A ray of light descended from above to envelop Demon Dragon and took him away.
—–he had gone to the Reality Gate!
The Reality Gate is about to be opened!!!
The Time Apocalypse’s voice suddenly became filled with killing intent, resounding by every wraith cultivators’ ears:
“Attention, once the Reality Gate opens, the carrier of Samsara will show up, you must all locate that person as soon as possible!”
“Five seconds until the gate is opened”
A mass of light descended from the sky like a waterfall.
This was the Silent Light Apocalypse.
The Reality Gate had been opened!
Immediately as that happened, a resounding noise echoed from afar.
A flash of ignition visible from the horizon erupted from the nozzle of the rifle, bypassing every obstacle in its way to traverse the long distance and struck Gu Qing Shan’s body.
Right at this moment, the black dog had only just turned back into a burst of flames and entered Gu Qing Shan’s Thought Sea, while Gu Qing Shan was still a little bit from touching little Wei.
The intense shockwaves exploded from the bullet cracked open the void of space.
The River of Time appeared in front of his vision.
At that very instant, Gu Qing Shan fell down from where he stood into the River of Time.
Shroud called out from the River of Time.
But it was useless, as the River of Time had closed back up as soon as it opened, no longer displaying itself within the void of space.
Just as it happened in history, Gu Qing Shan and Shroud were sent by Su Xue Er to the future!
And now, within this part of the timeline, only one Gu Qing Shan remained—-
——the Gu Qing Shan who had been silently lying in wait in a secluded location.
He turned to the mass of white light that filled the sky.
Only to see that it continued to expand.
All living beings who were swallowed by the light, both wraith and angels, were reduced to bones and lost their lives.
“Sir Shroud! Where are you!?”
A panicked female voice was heard.
Gu Qing Shan turned back to the main square.
It was little Wei!
She was Epta in her past life, and little Wei, who they had finally found again after so much effort!
The light of destruction was about to swallow and completely destroy her—–
Gu Qing Shan suddenly reached both hands forward and grasped his swords.
Gu Qing Shan called out.
Shroud didn’t answer.
——a set of white skeletons had appeared in front of little Wei.
Blood and flesh rapidly manifested on the bones of the skeleton to eventually rapidly form the figure of a person.
Little Wei looked at Shroud in surprise and put both hands in front of her chest, asking: “Sir Shroud, so you hadn’t left at all?”
Shroud didn’t turn around and merely answered her with a cold voice: “It can’t be helped. Even though you’re a bumpkin from a low-power martial arts world, you’re still my first servant”
Shroud’s body rapidly expanded and completely blocked out the white light around them, stopping it from corroding little Wei even a little bit.
“Don’t you even think about harming her—-”
As he declared this, he had transformed into a giant whose entire body was clad in bloody crimson light.
The giant’s form hadn’t stabilized yet and was continuing to grow at a visible rate.
Countless mystical runes circled around his body like the billions of stars in the sky, exuding an unnamed sense of solemnity.
The giant uttered a resounding howl:
[Silent Light Apocalypse, time for you to die!]