Yang Chen, who was engulfed by the black Yu Qing Heavenly Lightning in the center of the vortex of spiritual energy, was completely immersed in his new world. He was utterly unaffected by his surroundings.
Closing his eyes peacefully, he felt the black heavenly lighting and let it fuse with his body bit by bit.
He stopped breathing, cutting himself off from heaven and earth. He even ceased revolving around his True Yuan and cultivation technique.
Before his eyes were the vast, boundless starry sky.
Yang Chen realized that he was in a mysterious and beautiful Milky Way.
The countless twinkling stars were like dazzling gems embedded in the dark universe, emanating a sense of warmth.
The universe was so near, giving him a sense of familiarity, that he had never felt before. In that area, his body flew freely, traversing tens of millions of miles in a second.
He was like a fish swimming in the water or a small bird flying in the sky. His world was a fascinating universe.
The black Yu Qing Heavenly Lightning flowed and circled him as if it was his closest companion. It did not bring him pain or restlessness.
However, when he tried to hold it in his hand, he would miss.
What am I lacking? I still can’t control it?
Inside the heavenly lightning, Yang Chen could clearly feel the three types of energy he was familiar with.
The purple Berserk Flame, the blue Corrosive Flame, and the dark Destructive Flame…
They were three different types of flames created by the heavenly fire, Xuan water, and the extremes Yin and Yang, but they had magically fused together.
The fusion of the purple and blue flames was the purple-blue Tai Qing Heavenly Lightning, while the fusion of the blue and dark flames was the silver-blue Shang Qing Heavenly Lightning.
Could the black Yu Qing Heavenly Lightning be the fusion of the three flames? No…
With his sharp senses, he could sense that a more mysterious power existed within that heavenly lightning. It was that more majestic power that fused the three flames perfectly.
Furthermore, it was precisely the fourth power that allowed the Yu Qing Heavenly Lightning to surpass the limits of the laws of heaven and earth and lead his spirit to break the shackles of heaven and earth and enter the universe.
Yang Chen remembered Jane asking him if he could roam freely in the universe, and he told her that he couldn't because he wouldn't have the energy to survive in the universe if he didn't have spiritual energy.
The mysterious black energy before him could be the “key” that he had been looking for.
He unconsciously entered a mystical realm. Time had stopped, and space had ceased to exist at that point.
He was himself, and his world was his.
Slowly, everything in his world began to disappear.
The Gods that were besieging him, Mother Tree, the ocean, the glaciers, the air, the earth, the sky, and then Earth…
The countless stars started to vanish as well, including the large, fixed stars, the small fragments of the universe, the nebulae, the Milky Way, and the glow in the distance.
However, even if they all disappeared, and even if time ceased to exist and space became meaningless, it still existed.
That was the original form of the universe. That was the most original energy.
Abruptly, Yang Chen could feel as though a new pair of eyes had opened in the depths of his soul.
His world had changed completely, starting from fulfillment to nothingness, then from nothingness to fulfillment.
The Yu Qing Heavenly Lightning that surrounded him had transformed from a phantom to a tangible energy.
With a jolt, he returned from the boundless darkness to his world.
Following that, a silly smile tugged at the corner of his lips, and he started laughing uncontrollably.
He opened his eyes and guffawed with sheer delight.
In the void, the unfathomable darkness seemed to have felt something as it began to gather in contentment.
The vortex of spiritual energy began to dissipate slowly. As if nothing had happened before, peace f returned to Earth.
That surprised the Gods once again. The heavenly tribulation of the Yu Qing stage ended with just one bolt of heavenly lightning?!
“Is… Is this considered a success?” Weirded out by the progression of the events, Aphrodite could not help but ask the others.
As the personification of love and beauty, she maintained a flawless appearance, emanating a soft golden glow. One would praise her as the epitome of elegance and purity, for her white silk dress was decorated with blossomed flowers, and gold birds would fly around her. Around her waist was a golden belt embellished with exquisite patterns. That was the Magical Girdle.
Staring at Yang Chen, who was chortling without a care in the world, Zeus snorted. “I can’t sense any oppression from his True Yuan, so I surmise he must have reached a substantial breakthrough.”
"Whatever happens, we're in the final battle." Ares gripped his lance more tightly. He appeared to be a giant heavy cavalryman, dressed in heavy red armor. All that could be seen through the steel helmet was his nose and hawk-like eyes.
Athena suddenly threw him a glance. “All of you, stay out of this and protect Mother Tree instead. Only Zeus and I are the only ones capable of fighting him. If we lose, you guys don’t have to waste time.”
The other Titan Gods, especially Hera and Poseidon, were irritated as soon as she said those words. Although their abilities did not match those of Zeus and Athena, they were technically in the Yu Qing stage after transforming into their titan form. Hera also had the Golden Apple Tree. Every Golden Apple could help her repel lethal attacks.
“You think too highly of yourself. You have admitted it yourself that you can’t use your Great Prophecy on him, so what makes you think we won’t be his match. Regardless of how bright he is, or the fact that he has passed the Yu Qing Heavenly Lightning Tribulation successfully, he’s merely in the middle phase of the Yu Qing cultivation stage.” Hera sneered and said to the other Gods, “Pay this bitch no mind. Let’s destroy this brat utterly, crush his spirit and soul so that he knows how grave of a sin he has committed by engulfing Hades’ divinity!”
At the mention of Hades’ lost divinity, the Gods were inevitably enraged. After all, Hades’ divinity mattered the most. Even though they were acquainted with Yang Chen, Hades’ divinity was the fundamental reason they had become companions.
Apollo and Artemis, who were hesitating at first, cast aside all worries and raised their bows, aiming at Yang Chen.
Apollo recovered into a platinum Titan God. Platinum flames burned all over him, and the sea around him evaporated, revealing the barren seabed.
Helius had also transformed into his titan form, shooting an arrow thousands of meters long at Yang Chen.
Artemis, on the other hand, was a glowing white Titan who seemed to emanate moonlight. On her head was a golden hairband, and her hair was plaited. Dressed in a light attire fit for moving in the jungles, she aimed Selene at Yang Chen. Below her feet were frozen glaciers, a stark contrast to her brother’s dried sea.
Poseidon, Ares, Hephaestus, and Hermes all lifted their immortal weapons, planning to end Yang Chen with one blow.
The space energy kept gathering, forming into a trident that glowed in dark blue. Meanwhile, the God of War’s lance froze and shrank the space at Yang Chen’s location, and the caduceus started to create illusions that disrupt his hearing.
Other than Venus, the Gods had used their best move. However, no one would blame her since Magical Girdle was not an immortal weapon that could cause direct damage. Thus, her fighting ability would not be boosted.
Ares, who had previously been the weakest, now had abilities comparable to cultivators in the Shang Qing stage. One can easily imagine how the Gods' space energy has become much purer and more powerful.
Furthermore, all the Gods knew that flashy moves in such a battle were useless. What they needed to use were powerful bad effective strikes that might deal actual damage to Yang Chen.
Seeing that no one listened to her, Athena did not say anything else. She raised Promachos and exchanged glances with Zeus. All of a sudden, she thrust it at Yang Chen at an unbelievably fast speed.