Chapter 1417 Flowers bloom, flowers fall, and seeds scatter
The Embryonic Gaze was the demonic innate skill that Song Shuhang had acquired after becoming a Profound Sage in the Netherworld Realm.
Ascending to the Profound Sage Realm in the main world would grant one some light of virtue, while doing so in the Netherworld Realm allowed one to acquire the demonic innate skill that most suited them.
… It might be because Song Shuhang had used the Impregnating Gaze on everyone in the universe while he was delivering his Demon Sage Speech that the innate skill he ended up obtaining was the Embryonic Gaze, which matched the Impregnating Gaze.
The Embryonic Gaze was a magical technique that could forcefully transform the target into their embryonic appearance. It was similar to the sheep transformation technique or chicken transformation technique of the ancient witch system.
The exact duration of the transformation technique depended on the target’s resistance to magical techniques and Realm.
While the Embryonic Gaze was in effect, the defense, attacks, physical strength, and the various resistances the target might have would be greatly weakened.
Besides this, Song Shuhang’s Embryonic Gaze was restricted by the Fifth Stage strength of his main body. Normally, it would only be effective against cultivators at the Sixth Stage at most. However, the information above is true only when the Embryonic Gaze is used alone.
If the Embryonic Gaze were to be used together with the Impregnating Gaze, even Song Shuhang, the one who had mastered these two innate skills, did not know what terrible event might end up taking place.
It very likely had the ability to kill people.
After taking on the Impregnating Gaze + Embryonic Gaze combo, all legal consequences shall be born by the subject. Song Shuhang, the operator of the magical technique, does not assume any legal responsibility for what happens after!
After hearing the roar of the fake deity, Song Shuhang’s scalp went numb, and he decisively used the Embryonic Gaze on him.
Under normal circumstances, the fake deity would have been equivalent to someone at the Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender Realm, and thus immune to Song Shuhang’s Impregnating Gaze. But now… he had been hit by T233’s orbital strike, which left his body restrained. His resistance to magical techniques was also weakened to the extreme.
Song Shuhang was also looking forward to seeing what effect the combination of the Impregnating Gaze and Embryonic Gaze would have. The fake deity hoarsely screamed, “Aaaah~”
His body shrank into a ball, and his belly swelled up larger and larger.
Song Shuhang thought to himself, It isn’t actually going to give birth to something, right?
He regretted using this move. Just now, I got jittery and directly used the Embryonic Gaze on this guy. If this guy really gives birth to a little creature, how am I supposed to deal with the little creature? His heart began to feel conflicted.
The problem was that this fake deity was in its ‘divine’ state, and he had no idea what its main body looked like. If it was a beautiful woman, then he would still be able to bear taking care of whatever ended up being born from the fake deity.
But if that was not the case…
While he was in thought, the intensity of the fake deity’s screams increased by a notch. “Aaaaaah”
In the next moment, his body turned into a big tree and rose into the sky.
His Divine Kingdom, his divine body, his main body, everything merged with this big tree. The big tree had no branches, and only had a straight trunk.
Song Shuhang thought, So this fake deity was actually a tree?
“What did you do to me?! My body! My Divine Kingdom!” the fake deity exclaimed in horror.
He was absolutely not a plant-type deity. But now, it felt as if everything he had was crushed to pieces, and then stuffed into this tree.
The tree instantly grew to a height of 10 meters.
In the end, on the tip of the tree, a flower that was so beautiful that no words could describe it bloomed slowly.
“My strength, my strength!” the fake deity screamed in horror. He discovered that his Divine Kingdom and strength were all absorbed by the flower.
Fake deities with a Divine Kingdom were equivalent to Ninth Stage practitioners, but their path was different from those of typical Tribulation Transcenders. Their strength was far more dependent on the bonuses of the Divine Kingdom.
In their own Divine Kingdom, these fake deities would be able to confront Tribulation Transcenders head-on, and even suppress them. However, once they lost their Divine Kingdom, even ten such deities would not be able to contend against one Tribulation Transcender.
A large part of their strength was based on external sources.
If it were a genuine Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender, even if they were hit by the Impregnating Gaze + Embryonic Gaze combo, they would be able to quickly break free from the influence of the magical technique, and their power would not end up being absorbed into a flower like this.
The fake deity roared, “Give me my strength back!”
He struggled desperately, and the power that had originally been absorbed by the flower started to return to his body.
Next, it only had to wait for T233’s orbital strike to lose effect, and it would be able to break free from the effects of the Embryonic Gaze and return to being a powerful Ninth Stage rank existence.
(Hmph.) At this time, a cold snort suddenly sounded in the ears of the fake deity.
Other than the fake deity, nobody heard this cold snort.
At the same time, the spirit of the fake deity was drawn into a terrifying world. This world was filled with despair, death, slaughter, destruction, and infinite fear.
In a mere instant, its mind was slaughtered 10,000,000 times in this hellish world. It ‘died’ again and again, and was ‘resurrected’ again and again.
After this instant, the mind of the fake deity collapsed, and it had lost all resistance.
The flowers on the divine tree became more and more brilliant.
The flower blossomed, and then withered.
After the flower withered, a small seed fell into Song Shuhang’s hands.
The small seed was transparent.
Song Shuhang raised the seed to his eyes, and found that there was a building filled with cracks sealed in the transparent seed.
The style of this building looked familiar.
Song Shuhang thought for a while, and sent an image of this building to Senior Turtle, who was in the Inner World.
Senior Turtle immediately replied, (This is… a canteen of the Ancient Heavenly City. It looks like Canteen No. 111? I can’t be mistaken, I used to eat there often.)
A canteen of the Ancient Heavenly City?
Is this also a fragment of the Ancient Heavenly City?
Shuhang kept on getting the feeling that these fake deities and the Ancient Heavenly City had a lot of connections with one another. The fake deity with the flaming eye that he had killed last time had that half-broken statue with a black river flowing from it, which was also a fragment of the Ancient Heavenly City. That fragment was now inside his Inner World.
Did the Impregnating Gaze + Embryonic Gaze combo directly strip this Ancient Heavenly City Fragment from the fake deity?
Song Shuhang looked at the fake deity again.
After the seed fell, the giant tree that the fake deity had transformed into dispersed, and turned back into the divine body of the fake deity.
However, his body had currently shrunk by half, and it could only curl up into a ball and shiver.
It glanced at Song Shuhang in horror, opened a gate to his Divine Kingdom, entered it without looking back, and disappeared.
He didn’t even talk shiet before leaving.
[Congratulations, Song Shuhang.) At this moment, Senior White Two’s voice rang in Song Shuhang’s mind.
“?” Song Shuhang.
Senior White Two said, [Mm-hm, congratulations on your son?]
“…” Song Shuhang responded, “Stop joking around, Senior White. Anyway, I still haven’t figured out what exactly the Impregnating Gaze + Embryonic Gaze combo does. A big tree, a flower, and a seed. Afterward, the fake deity was stripped of its Ancient Heavenly City Fragment. What exactly does the skill do…?” [It’s a very simple skill. It’s the power of plundering,] Senior White Two said. [To plunder the power and wealth of other creatures is something very common in the Netherworld. This innate skill of yours is a materialization of the power of ‘plunder’.)
Song Shuhang secretly said, “It sounds powerful.”
Senior White Two said, (Mm-hm, if your luck is good, it can indeed be a very powerful innate skill.)
He was paying attention to the effects of Song Shuhang’s Impregnating Gaze + Embryonic Gaze combo earlier as he was also curious.
For now, Song Shuhang’s skill focused more on plundering ‘wealth’ as the energy he plundered from the fake deity was minimal. It could not even match that of the jelly bean that he ate earlier…
The ‘wealth’ plundered was completely random.
With good luck, one might be able to plunder something amazing from the other party… However, when one didn’t have good luck, they might only be able to plunder thousand-year-worn-socks, a ten-thousand-year-old coat, or something similar.
Song Shuhang squeezed his chin, and said, “For now, my luck seems pretty good.”
Senior White Two said, “Yes.”
Song Shuhang’s luck was indeed good. When he tried the Impregnating Gaze + Embryonic Gaze combo for the first time, the ruler of the Netherworld was by his side, protecting him. Could his luck even be bad?
Should I wait and see what Shuhang gets when he uses the skill when he’s by himself next time?
Anyway, the effect of the Embryonic Gaze disappointed Senior White Two.
It didn’t manage to give birth to something; bad review!
He was looking forward to seeing Song Shuhang get a little Shuhang or something of the sort just now.
And ‘Embryonic Gaze’?
The name of the skill did not match the effect at all. He suspected he had been defrauded.
However, fraud, plundering, and the like were all specialties of the Netherworld RealmSong Shuhang said, “Senior White, I’ll transfer the metal heart over to you through the Inner World… What do you want this heart for?”
Senior White Two said, (I want to use it as a core for T233. I spent all this effort to give it a new core. According to my original plan, I would’ve let T233 enter the main world, emit light, and become the second sun. Then, I would’ve tricked the Church of the End to give me the core. Never would I have thought that you would disrupt the plan halfway.)
Fortunately, he still got the metal heart in the end.
At this time, Song Shuhang was about to transfer the metal heart to the Inner World, but he suddenly found a problem.
The metal heart was stuck to his Divine Lobster’s Chariot, and refused to let go.