Chapter 1425: Legacy of the Beast God (Four)
At that moment, Jian Chen could not help but recall the Spiritking. If he compared the Spiritking to the glow of death, the outcome would have shocked Jian Chen because the Spiritking would not have been able to endure it at all. He would have been completely annihilated by the light in the end.
"The war god Aergyns once said that the Winged Tiger God had surpassed the limitations of a lifespan and is able to live as long as the world exists. That's a representation of Godhood. Is he at Godhood?" Jian Chen asked himself. He was greatly astounded by the terrifying light.
He finally believed that the ancient records did not exaggerate anything at all. As soon as something that was not another Winged Tiger God had activated the formation, they would have been annihilated, even if they had reached the apex of the world in this world.
This apex was not referring to peak Saint Emperor but the Origin realm.
Cangqiong and Nubis also revealed drastically different expressions as well. They could obviously sense how terrifying the killing formation was. Just tiniest bit of presence that had managed to leak out made them shiver inside. If they had to take the full brunt of the formation…
They could no longer imagine the final outcome.
Rum Guinness suffered even more than them. She stumbled back several dozen steps and became utterly pale. Shock and fear filled her face.
"The Way of Slaughter. This Winged Tiger God has actually comprehended the Way of Slaughter to such a profound level. He's not of this world. Just who is he? Does he come from…" At the same time, the sword spirits softly murmured to themselves as well. They were very stern.
The terrifying glow of death descended from the sky and only swept through the area enclosed by the formation. It seemed like it was destroying everything in the formation, but when it landed on the white tiger, its body harness passed through. In the end, the glow of death completely vanished after it reached the edge of the formation.
At the same time, the teleportation formation had completely charged up. It sent the white tiger away. A few cracks followed as the huge teleportation formation on the ground shattered.
The white tiger discovered that it had actually arrived in a sea of stars after leaving the ninety-eighth floor of the Beast God Hall. The stars covered the area as far as it could see, countless galaxies shined down. Huge meteors would swoop by from time to time at unbelievable speeds in the vast space, either disappearing into the distance or colliding into huge planets in the end.
"Slaughter rules over life. It reigns supreme above all life forms and moves through the fates of all life…"
At this moment, a tremendous voice rang through the void, reverberating in the white tiger's ears like a huge bell.
"To comprehend the great Way of Slaughter, you must first comprehend the source of life, which is known by the extreme Yin that gives birth to Yang and the extreme Yang that gives birth to Yin. The opposite is obtained when approaching the extremities. The Way of Slaughter is death while the origins of life is birth. If death and life become one, there will definitely be conflict. Only by balancing the two can you attain the true way."
Suddenly, the landscape before the white tiger changed. A huge planet had appeared. It was covered with wastelands but lingered in a deathly silence. There were no signs of life at all.
There, the white tiger seemed to experience the endless flow of time, but it felt like the blink of an eye at the same time. After a period of time that even the white tiger did not know how long had passed, a few interesting phenomena gradually appeared on the huge planet after alternating between Yin and Yang. These phenomena all originated from the rocks or natural climate of the planet, all forming odd lifeforms in the end. Some were formed from rock, others were formed from rain, and there were even some formed from the wind.
From then on, the dead planet had gained its first forms of life.
After another length of time that the white tiger could not fathom, vegetation gradually appeared on the planet. After countless revolutions around the sun, the vegetation attained self-awareness, becoming another odd form of life. After countless years, the lifeforms of rock, vegetation, rain, and wind all evolved differently. They formed various powerful races, and the planet brimmed with life.
Among these races, the white tiger had discovered the beasts that it was extremely familiar with. During that period of time, the life of the planet had reached utmost prosperity.
However, a cataclysm descended at this very moment. A terrifying rain of fire descended from the sky, punching countless holes into the planet. The entire planet was devastated. Mountains and earth cracked, huge tidal waves were kicked up, and lava shot into the air, leading to the extinction of all life.
In the blink of an eye, the planet teeming with life had fallen back into silence. There were no signs of life.
The planet began to settle down, and after countless more years, it gave birth to another wave of life. Gradually, vegetation reappeared, and the planet slowly made its way back to its former glory.
When the planet had become prosperous once more, a huge meteorite fell from the sky, smashing into the earth. It immediately caused the planet to fall apart. The powerful force had wiped out all life.
The huge planet had been reduced to several smaller planets now, which floated silently in the vastness of space.
But, after even more time, new waves of life appeared on the smaller planets, but they were all met with extinction in the end. Some of the extinction events were caused by objects from outer space while others were caused by the lifeforms themselves. It seemed like an endless cycle, a story.
The white tiger watched this silently as confusion filled its eyes. However, time seemed to move extremely quickly in outer space. In the blink of an eye, countless more years had passed, and this occurred time and time again. Life and death replaced each other. The initial confusion in the white tiger's eyes finally vanished after countless years, and they began to brighten up. Through the light, it seemed to have understood and comprehended something.
"The end of life is death, while death is the birth of life. Once life reaches its peak, approaching its extremity, the opposite will occur. At the same time, once death reaches its extremity, there are chances that life will appear as well. Life and death are like Yin and Yang. They must coexist harmoniously and cannot turn on one another." The white tiger had understood that truth. At that moment, it sensed its soul rapidly grow as it underwent a qualitative change.
"To understand life and death is to comprehend the true essence of life and death and to obtain its source." The great voice boomed once more, causing the entire universe to tremble.
The white tiger felt the world spin, and when it woke up once again, it discovered itself on a planet teeming with life. It had become a stalk of medicinal herbs growing in a forest.
He was eventually harvested by a herbalist and was used to make a bowl of medicinal soup to save someone from death's door. His life had ended to save another.
After that, the white tiger became a human, a bird, a beast, and all the various plants in the forests and mountains. He experienced life and death time and time again as he comprehended the true essence of life and death in order to obtain its source.
With every life and every death, it felt like a cycle. Every life and death he experienced seemed like a cumulative deposit of knowledge. Gradually, he understood more and more and his understanding of life and death deepened.
Finally, after countless lives and deaths, after countless cycles, he understood the true essence of life and death and obtained its source.Chapter Notes:
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