Chapter 1607: Evil Spirit
Two-thirds of the origin energy gathered in the surroundings vanished the moment the formation shattered. It was absorbed the moment the blood-red figure struck the formation, strengthening the formations defenses. However, even then, the formation was unable to endure a single attack from the blood-red figure.
The formation was not the only thing that shattered. The space that had formed over countless years shattered as well. A storm of destruction swept through the gray space, causing it to descend into darkness. It collapsed so quickly that it was unimaginable. In just a few seconds, the entire place vanished, leaving behind vast, starry depths. The remaining origin energy moved like water through a broke dam, expanding in all directions.
The blood-red figure floated in outer space. Its figure was blurry and hazy, as if it had been condensed from a mist of blood. It had no facial features but radiated an extremely cold and evil presence. As the presence spread out, the surrounding stars shook.
The blood-red figure produced a strange laugh. It was not true laugh, but a mental pulse. It then looked around at the surrounding space before strands of essence gathered from the surroundings. They were absorbed by the figure The essence seemed to be the life and vitality of this region, so once this region of space lost its life and vitality, it would wither away rapidly, like plants that had been killed.
The essence was not the only thing absorbed, but the origin energy that spread in all directions as well. If an Origin realm expert absorbed all the origin energy in the surroundings, their strength would definitely skyrocket. In fact, several Origin realm experts could break through, but it had all been absorbed by the blood-red figure, yet it failed to make the blood-red figure's strength increase at all.
The figure was just too powerful, so if it wanted to increase its strength, that origin energy was not enough.
With a strange laugh, the blood-red figure disappeared with a flash When it reappeared, it had already crossed a huge distance. It appeared above a planet as its body turned into a dense, red mist, which envelopes the planet. From afar, the planet seem to become red, shining with a demonic, red light.
Five minutes later, the blood-red mist assumed a humanoid figure once again. The planet had died off. Not only had the vegetation on the planet withered away, but all the vitality from the planet itself was also gone. The planet would never be able to produce life ever again.
The blood-red figure did not seem to devour the essence of the universe but the vitality of planets themselves. It was the bane of all planets with life, and wherever it passed by, it would enforce a dead silence.
The blood-red figure charged off to another planet with life to continue devouring them. As it devoured all life, its strength increased at a gradual rate. Although it was extremely slow, it was still extremely terrifying. If it was allowed to continue, the planets of the universe wouldn't be the only existence that would die. The entire universe would face death too.
If cultivators ever attempted to do what the evil presence was doing, they would be punished unless their strength had reached a level where they could go against the laws of the world. However, the blood-red figure did not suffer from this restriction for some special reasons.
Soon, several planets had died. If the planets had more time, they might have been able to develop to the point where they had life similar to the Tian Yuan Continent, but now, they had lost the ability to create life ever again. They were now unable to give birth to life anymore, let alone develop anything like the Tian Yuan Continent.
The blood-red figure seemed to sense something after absorbing the life of several planets. It suddenly turned its head to peer into the depths of space. There, it could sense the presence of life that was even denser than what he had absorbed from the previous planets. The presence of life was like delicious food to this figure, which behaved like a hungry beast, without any ability to hold back. As it continued to laugh strangely, it turned into a streak of red light and shot off, surpassing the speed of light.
The space before the figure seemed to fold up as ig flew, causing the red streak of light to blink forward every time it broke through a fold. It would cross an extremely vast distance in a single moment.
Jian Chen and the Spiritking each occupied half of the shattered moon as they recovered as quickly as they could. Even though the two of them were very heavily injured, they were recovering at an utterly astonishing rate. Jian Chen had his Chaotic Body and abilities as a Class 9 Radiant Saint Master while the Spiritking had extremely precious medicine.
At this moment, Jian Chen and the Spiritking snapped open their eyes at the same time. They firmly stared into the depths of space. Although they were unable to see anything, the evil power's presence was massive, so they could clearly sense it even from far away.
"It's heading over here!" Jian Chen sternly exclaimed. The milky white light in which he bathed became even denser as he spoke. He was using even more strands of Radiant Saint Force origin energy to heal.
The Spiritking was also grim. After a moment of hesitation, he took out another precious pill and consumed it so that he would be able to heal even faster.
The two of them understood that they did not have much time left. They needed to return to their peak conditions in the shortest amount of time possible.
In the forbidden grounds of the city lord's estate in Flame City, fairy Hao Yue also stared into the depths of outer space. She frowned slightly and began to ponder. She said, after some hesitation, "Is this presence the evil spirit mentioned in records? Legend has it that the evil spirit is formed from the filth and evilness in the world. Due to certain reasons, it only appears in lower worlds and is extremely rare, but whenever it does appear, it will cause a calamity for the lower world. It might even end up destroying countless numbers of them.
"Legend has it that countless years ago, an evil spirit wreaked havoc in lower worlds and devoured several tens of thousand of them. It grew to a point where it could threaten the Saints' World, which lead to several Grand Primes working together to kill it, but three of them died to the hands of the evil spirit while the other Grand Primes became heavily injured. In the end, the evil spirit caught the attention of the seven Grand Exalts of the Saints' World. The evil spirit was only slain when the Anatta Grand Prime personally moved.
"This evil spirit's strength is nowhere near the one from legend, but it's not weak either. Jian Chen and the Spiritking possess the battle prowess akin to early Godhood, but they're still not the evil spirit's enemy. This world's in danger…"