Chapter 1762: The Empyrean Demon Cult (Two)
Tong Tian stopped appearing impudent and became stern. His current expression made him seem like a completely different person from before. He said solemnly, "I don't know a lot about the Empyrean Demon Cult either. I only know that they were founded in the recent million years. When they were first founded, they were extremely weak, but the speed at which they developed was extremely shocking. In just one million years, they became a famed organisation even with the entire Cloud Plane in perspective. Very few people are bold enough to provoke them, and even my clan fears them slightly. As long as we don't get into too great of a conflict of interest, we're unwilling to offend them."
"The Empyrean Demon Cult is actually so powerful. Doesn't that mean Ling Hougong, who obtained the flying sword from Godking Duanmu, is in big trouble?" Jian Chen frowned as he secretly felt worried for Ling Hougong.
"Oh right. Brother Tong Tian, may I ask what strength the vice leader of the Empyrean Demon Cult, Huai An, possesses? As well as the strength of the Empyrean Demon Cult's leader?" Jian Chen asked.
"I only know that all the vice leaders of the Empyrean Demon Cult are at the Primordial realm. I don't know any more than that, but uncle Qin knows more than me," Tong Tian looked towards Qin Zheng.
Qin Zheng did not ignore Jian Chen's question. After a moment of silence, he said, "The Empyrean Demon Cult on the Cloud Plane is only one of the many branches. There are branches of the Empyrean Demon Cult on other planes and even a few on the larger planets. I must say that the person who founded the cult is impressive. He possesses extremely great ability. In just a million years, against pressure and threats from everywhere, he managed to develop the Empyrean Demon Cult to its current size." Qin Zheng paused there. On the other hand, Jian Chen paid full attention to his words, unwilling to miss a single word. After all, this was a rare chance for him to understand the Empyrean Demon Cult.
It was even possible that it would be very difficult for him to buy the information that he could learn from Qin Zheng because it might be information that could only be obtained at a similar strength.
Qin Zheng continued, "On the Cloud Plane, the Empyrean Demon Cult has a total of three vice leaders. They're all Infinity Primes. The Huai An you speak of is an early Infinity Prime, just like the other two. As for the leader… since the Empyrean Demon Cult was founded, no one has ever heard of the existence of a leader as if there is no leader in the Empyrean Demon Cult."
"What? The Empyrean Demon Cult has no leader? Only vice-leaders?" Jian Chen was astonished. He found it to be extremely surprising.
"I don't know whether the Empyrean Demon Cult has a leader or not, but no one has ever heard of one across all these years. There's only a great elder. The great elder is the person who's actually in control of the Empyrean Demon Cult as well," Qing Zheng said rather grimly. He became extremely stern when he mentioned the great elder as deep fear filled his eyes.
"A great elder?" Jian Chen murmured. Without even thinking anymore, he understood that the great elder was a peak expert.
"Although the branch on the Cloud Plane has three Infinite Primes and is quite strong, they've never garnered the attention of the few powerful organisations on the Cloud Plane. What the organisations really fear is the mysterious great elder behind the Empyrean Demon Cult. It is exactly because of his existence that the powerful organisations fear the Empyrean Demon Cult slightly and are unwilling to provoke them over trivial matters."
"Uncle Qin, is the great elder really that powerful? To the point where he supports the entire organisation by himself, making so many powerful organisations fear him." This time, even Tong Tian was shocked. He clearly did not know about this.
Qin Zheng nodded, "The great elder is indeed extremely powerful. The reason why the Empyrean Demon Cult is ranked as one of the most powerful organisations on the Cloud Plane is all because of the great elder. It's just that the great elder is extremely mysterious. Very few people have seen him personally. It's said that ever since the cult was founded, the great elder has only stepped in a total of three times."
"The first time was at the Yue Plane. The Empyrean Demon Cult had offended a powerful organisation on the Yue Plane back then, and the organisation had launched devastating attacks towards them, drawing in the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult. The great elder directly killed his way into the organisation's sect. In the end, neither of their two Chaotic Primes managed to escape. They were killed off completely. From then on, the organisation vanished from the Yue Plane."
"The second time was on planet Tianming of the eighty-one greater planets. The planet lord had destroyed the branch of the Empyrean Demon Cult on the planet, so the great elder and the planet lord engaged in a great fight in outer space. In the end, the great elder killed the planet lord…" Even Qin Zheng was no longer able to remain composed when he reached there. His expression changed, and he sighed gently, "The planet lord was a Grand Prime, yet he actually died at the hands of the great elder."
The expressions of both Jian Chen and Tong Tian changed when they heard that. The great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult was just too terrifying. Even Grand Primes had died at his hands.
Grand Primes were experts who had arrived at the apex of the Saints' World, approaching the end of cultivation. They were equivalent to Immortal Exalts in the Immortals' World. The Anatta Grand Prime, Nirvanic Immortal Exalt, and the old master of the sword spirits had reached that level.
"What about the third time?" Tong Tian asked eagerly.
Qin Zheng's emotions became mixed. He said, "The third time happened a hundred thousand years ago. The great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult began fighting a hall elder of the God clan from the Godswirl Plane. The hall elder was also a Grand Prime. He was an early Grand Prime, but he comprehended the Laws of Destruction. He was so powerful that even the planet lord of planet Tianming was not his opponent…" Qin Zhen did not continue after reaching there.
"What was the outcome? Did the hall elder of the God clan win? Or was it the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult?" Jian Chen asked. He cared for the answer to this very much, as the God clan on the Godswirl Plane was Tie Ta's clan.
"There was no outcome to this battle. It ended as an unsettled matter," replied Qin Zheng.
Jian Chen and Tong Tian looked at each other. It had ended as an unsettled matter. Did that not mean that the hall elder was unable to deal with the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult?
"It is exactly because the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult has fought three times that the status of the Empyrean Demon Cult has been consolidated in the Saints' World, so even on the Cloud Plane, there are no large organisations who would want to provoke them easily. Even if the Empyrean Demon Cult goes a little overboard on the Cloud Plane, the powerful organisations will just turn a blind eye to them as long as they don't get in their way."