Chapter 1667: The First Encounter with Godhood
The two people who fell out of the Space Gate were Jian Chen and Shen Jian.
As the gravitational force and density of space were much, much greater than the Tian Yuan Continent they were on before, they immediately felt like an extraordinarily heavy mountain had crashed down on them as soon as they emerged from the tunnel. It pushed them heavily into the floor as they were unprepared.
Jian Chen stood up with a perfect flip. He brushed off the dust and soil on him while observing the foreign world. He could sense extremely powerful laws of the world in this world, which filled every inch of the surroundings. The origin energy here was so dense that it had exceeded anything Jian Chen could imagine. He would basically absorb a large quantity of it without any difficulty at all with every single breath. Compared to here, the World of Forsaken Saints seemed like a remote, lackluster village.
Aside from this, what Jian Chen felt the most clearly was the increased gravity; it was more than a dozen times more powerful than on the Tian Yuan Continent, while the density of space had reached a stunning level as well. If the space of the Tian Yuan Continent and the World of Forsaken Saints were a thin layer of paper, space here would be like a steel plate.
No, even describing it as a steel plate would be undermining the toughness of space here. It was many times tougher than steel.
"Is this the Saints' World?" Jian Chen looked around and said excitedly. The abundance of origin energy in this world gave him hopes of breaking through with his Chaotic Body.
"The laws of the world are so powerful, origin energy is so dense, and even the gravity and space is so strong; this should be the Saints' World," Shen Jian said as he brushed off the dust on him. He raised his head to look around, and he too was excited.
"Let's find a remote place to enter seclusion fist. I need to break through to Godhood as soon as possible. Only then will we have a better chance of surviving here," Shen Jian added. His strength had already reached the limits of Reciprocity in the lower world. He had also comprehended the laws of the world, having been in possession of the key to Godhood since quite some time ago. However, the laws of the world in the lower world prevented people from reaching Godhood, so he immediately became quite eager to break through after arriving in the Saints' World.
"Sure. I can use that time to gain an even deeper understanding of the Saints' World from fairy Hao Yue," said Jian Chen. Then he started to fly away from their current location.
With the increased gravitational force and density of space in the Saints' World, Jian Chen and Shen Jian's speed was significantly affected as a result. They could no longer cross millions or even tens of millions kilometers with a single step like before. Aside from that, their consumption of energy was several times more rapid as they flew, while the radius their souls could envelope was restricted as well.
"Jian Chen, I need to absorb origin energy to recover my body, so I won't be able to help you to do anything aside from informing you about the Saints' World. If you come across any enemies, you'll have to handle them yourself. Please remember to keep my divine hall safe. My divine hall had some uses on the Tian Yuan Continent, but in here, probably any Reciprocity expert could smash through it," fairy Hao Yue's voice rang out in Jian Chen's head.
"Fairy Hao Yue, please don't worry. As long as I'm alive, I'll protect your divine hall with my life. I have quite a few people in there as well after all," smiled Jian Chen.
"With the strength of you and Shen Jian, you'll still be able to protect yourself against any Godhood enemies. But your friends will be completely helpless against them, so for their safety, just let them stay in my divine hall for now," fairy Hao Yue said.
Jian Chen and Shen Jian had no objections to such a suggestion, so they agreed happily.
Jian Chen and Shen Jian flew through the barren plains at a steady pace, searching for a suitable place to enter secluded cultivation so Shen Jian could break through.
"There is people up ahead!" Suddenly, Jian Chen's eyes narrowed. Very far ahead from them, a small group composed of a little over ten people had appeared.
"One Reciprocity, two Returnance, and four Receival. The rest are all Saint Emperors," Shen Jian said calmly. A gleam of light flashed through his eyes, and he continued, "They are the first cultivators we've seen on these plains after flying for half a day. Let's go ask them some things so we can understand the situation around here."
Jian Chen nodded and changed direction with Shen Jian, directly flying towards the group of people. The group clearly noticed the two of them as well, so they became cautious.
However, at this moment, Jian Chen's face changed. He came to a halt and said in a gruff voice, "Wait, there's a Godhood expert hurrying over here."
With that, Shen Jian sensed a powerful presence approach the area at a rapid pace. His face also changed. He stood beside Jian Chen cautiously.
A few seconds later, a red figure shot over like a comet. He flew over from afar extremely quickly and seemed to be in a great hurry as if he was fleeing for his life. With his approach, a powerful pressure flooded the surroundings, as well as a powerful pulse of energy that was enough to cause the expressions of Jian Chen and Shen Jian to change.
The figure did not seem to be hurrying towards Jian Chen and the small group before. He only seemed to be passing by and came across them coincidentally. However, when the fire-red figure discovered that there were other people up ahead, he suddenly changed directions and directly flew towards the small group of people. In the blink of an eye, he arrived before them. Flames roared around him as he hovered in the sky, looking just like a god of fire. However, his vicious wounds were clearly visible through the roaring flames, as well as his pale face and the residual blood at the corner of his lips. He was evidently injured.
"Be careful. That person's a late Deity," fairy Hao Yue's voice rang out sternly. If she still possessed her strength from before, someone like that would only be as insignificant as an ant. However, she had to treat him cautiously now.
Jian Chen and Shen Jian looked at each other. They had never thought that they would come across a Godhood expert as soon as they arrived in the Saints' World, and they would be so strong.
"You've appeared at the perfect time; you can help me heal. Undying Body of Flames!" Suddenly, the fire-red figure bellowed out, and the flames around him surged, turning into a sea of fire that engulfed the small group up ahead.
Facing the attack of the Godhood expert, in particular, a late Deity, it was impossible for the small group to resist. They could not even flee, so they were directly swallowed up by the sea fire and instantly vaporize. As they died, the fire devoured a portion of their life force and origin energy, becoming a part of the energy that healed the man. When the sea of fire vanished, the presence he gave off had palpably become much stronger.
Jian Chen and Shen Jian became grim. They looked at each other and could sense that the situation was not great.
As expected, the man surrounded in flames arrived before Jian Chen and Shen Jian after killing off the small group.