Chapter 1440: A Severed Path
Severing the emotions and desires would be freeing the body from everything that had held it down, allowing an unbound soul to break through. The path lord had completely failed when he tried to follow that path. He had severed his emotions and desires too hurriedly and without taking the appropriate measures. He had completely failed to find the rest of his path. As he stood at the end, he lost his sense of direction for the future. He became confused and came across an obstruction on his path to the Origin realm.
However, there was no way back once he embarked on this path. His initial path no longer suited him, so he needed to abandon it. He couldn't continue on a broken path. He needed to pave a new path.
He paved this path using his hatred of Jian Chen.
Originally, the path lord would not have been able to feel any hatred with his pure soul since he had severed his emotions and desires. However, the mysterious force from outer space had forced him out of that mental state, greatly injuring his soul and making it extremely weak. Even the slightest stimulation would have pushed him over the edge.
The path lord's eyes lost their clarity and were replaced with madness. Hatred burned within them as well. This hatred was so powerful that it was enough to annihilate his own soul. This burning hatred mixed with his soul.
"Jian Chen, the only reason why I'm like this now is all because of you! I want to surpass Saint Emperor! I want to surpass you and then torture you to death in the most brutal fashion possible!" The path lord roared at the sky, causing the entire miniature world to tremble. His face had become viciously distorted. His hatred for Jian Chen was increasing at an unbelievable rate.
His enmity for Jian Chen had not reached such an irreconcilable level before, but he had decided to use his hatred to pave a path to the Origin realm. This lead to the rapid increase of his hatred.
The path lord of carnal desires was currently caught on the path between Saint Emperor and the Origin realm. Because the path had not been completed and did not exist, he had not broken through, but everything would be extremely smooth as soon as he had found a new one. His strength was increasing at an unbelievable rate as he inched toward the Origin realm.
If this continued, he definitely would have been able to become an Origin realm expert.
However, the supreme force from outer space appeared once again as he moved along the path to the Origin realm. It stopped him from breaking through.
"I want to surpass Saint Emperor! I want to surpass Jian Chen! I want to become the greatest expert on the Tian Yuan Continent! No one can stop me! No matter who it is, no one can stop my advance to the Origin realm!" The path lord roared out as determination and madness filled his eyes. He did not pay any attention to the obstruction of the powerful force. He charged forward. He would not stop unless he reached his objective.
The powerful force began to surge. It silently condensed into a completely invisible finger, which was gently pointed at the path lord.
With this simple gesture, the entire world seemed to fall silent. Air seemed to stop flowing, time seemed to stop moving, and the entire world seemed to have frozen.
The path lord froze as well. In the blink of an eye, his gaze became lifeless, but his body continued to surge with life, giving off terrifying pulses of energy. However, his soul had already vanished. He had turned into a soulless shell.
The miniature world immediately fell silent. There were no more of the path lord's mad roars, no more of the liveliness from before. It had fallen into a dead silence.
The mysterious force from outer space had completely vanished as well.
In the arctic Ice Goddess Hall, protector Shui stared coldly into the distance. To no surprise, she stared in the direction of the path lord's miniature world. Her gaze seemed to be able to pierce through the spatial barriers, allowing her to see the path lord.
"Another person with impressive talent. What a pity." Protector Shui shook her head as she gently murmured to herself. However, her eyes remained cold, lacking any sympathy.
At the same time, the sea goddess, Tie Ta, the Heavenly Enchantress, Jian Chen, Xiao Jin, Xiao Ling, Yang Lie, Guihai Yidao, Feng Xiaotian, and fairy Hao Yue in the Bright Moon Divine Hall all looked in the direction of the path lord.
"This force has appeared again," murmured the sea goddess, before gently sighing. She knew that another expert had died.
Tie Ta sat in the War God Hall as he gazed into the distance in interest. A sliver of suspicion filled his eyes.
Xiao Ling and Xiao Jin looked in the direction of the path lord's miniature world and outer space in doubt, but they lost interest very soon.
Jian Chen, Yang Lie, Guihai Yidao, and Feng Xiaotian were all stern. Aside from Jian Chen, they all ripped open Space Gates and immediately hurried over personally.
Soon after the three of them had departed, Jian Chen glanced at the Saint Emperors who had just completed their breakthrough. After hesitating for a while, he said to Nubis, Changyang Zu Xiao, and the other beside him, "I will be leaving temporarily. I'll help the Saint Rulers and Heaven Saint Masters break through after I come back." Jian Chen rode off on the Zi Ying Sword as a violet streak of light, moving extremely quickly.
Fairy Hao Yue sat in the bright moon divine hall. Her eyes were fixated in the distance, but her face was nonchalant.
The cold and aloof Heavenly Enchantress stood on the peak of Three Saint Mountain with her zither in her hands. Her beautiful eyes were filled with serious shock as she gazed in the direction of the Tian Yuan Continent.
"What a powerful pulse of energy. Who is it?" The Heavenly Enchantress murmured. Her face was filled with surprise.
Jian Chen arrived outside the path lord's miniature world on his sword. Finding the miniature world was nothing difficult with his current strength. He split open the entrance and stepped in, arriving beside the path lord in a few flashes.
By the time he arrived, Yang Lie, Guihai Yidao, and Feng Xiaotian had already been there. They all stared at the path lord. Life roared within the path lord but his soul was absent. They revealed extremely ugly expressions.
"He's already dead," Jian Chen said with a heavy voice. Although he had had some disagreements with the path lord in the past, he did not feel any delight from his death. Instead, he became very heavy-hearted.
"It's the seal. Not only has the seal stopped him from reaching the Origin realm, it's wiped out his soul as well, leaving behind an untouched body," Yang Lie said with a heavy voice. His complexion was horrendous.
"The expert who cast down the seal is just too vicious. I originally thought that the existence of the seal was just to stop people from reaching the Origin realm. I never thought that it could kill people," said Guihai Yidao. His complexion was horrendous as well.
Feng Xiaotian stared at what was left of the path lord and shook his head. He sighed, "He's actually able to reach such a level without origin energy. What a great seedling only to be destroyed like this. What a pity, what a pity."Chapter Notes:
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