Chapter 570 - Devouring Ten Thousand Creatures
The great vicious Hao Tian entered the spirit realm, triggering a huge uproar!
Countless people rushed over at this moment, all of them heading towards the great golden gate. Among them, a few were surrounded by a divine flame that burned fiercely. These were definitely not ordinary deities!
In addition, there were also true young supreme beings. When they received information about the great vicious Hao Tian's successes, they all hurried over to take a look and try to suppress him.
Unfortunately, everyone was still too late. Shi Hao had already left.
"Let's slaughter our way down and take a look!" Some people suggested.
A green lotus covered the sky, bringing a girl down onto the Copper Sparrow Altar. Her first action immediately made everyone cry out in shock. It was unexpectedly Qing Xian. She wanted to get revenge for her brother and directly treaded on that road that led to the lower realm.
Flight was not allowed on this road, so she could only walk down.
Then, creatures that had their divine flames lit also descended. They turned into divine lights and rushed down that path.
Then, everyone cried out in surprise again.
"Spirit Race's Zhen Gu came, the one with the blood congealed spear that could pierce through anything!"
On the Copper Sparrow Altar, a golden figure disappeared with a flash and rushed downwards.
"Teng Yi's true body came! Heavens, there really is a grudge that has been formed. He is truly going to fight against that great vicious existence!"
That day, the spirit realm was greatly shaken. Goddess Province was in an uproar. A few powerful individuals and great figures appeared. They hurried towards the Copper Sparrow Altar and then followed that ancient road down into the lower realm.
Shi Hao's long sleeves fluttered about as he descended from the long road. He moved faster than when he ascended. Meanwhile, the people on top of that enormous mountain on the other side had long disappeared.
Everyone was shocked after seeing the great battle today. There was actually a battlefield in the sky, and this type of battle actually happened! It truly had been a worthwhile trip.
Many people had already speculated that that was the higher realm!
Shi Hao followed the long road and finally returned. He walked into the bronze gate and arrived in the great realm he was in.
"Hurry, close it!" Bird Grandpa pointed. The mountainous great gates closed with rumbling sounds. Primal chaos pervaded the air, submerging this place.
Shi Hao was astonished. He turned around and looked backwards.
"There were people that followed you down, and they are definitely 'big ones'! If they entered the Void God Realm, the results would be catastrophic!" Coin Elder said.
"We can consider opening an entrapment battlefield." Bird Grandpa said.
"Forget it, the lower realm is weak and cannot defend itself against those people." Coin Elder shook his heads.
Shi Hao revealed a strange look. Could it be that the stuff clogging their memories had finally disappeared? He couldn't help but ask, "Could it be that you two were the ones that constructed this Void God Realm, two ancient deities?"
"Can't remember." Bird Grandpa shook his head. He revealed a strange expression and said, "I feel like my real body is in the higher realms."
"What?!" Shi Hao was given a scare. What kind of background did these two have? Their real bodies were in the higher realms! It was completely different from what he had expected, making him feel a bit puzzled.
From what a few elders were saying, even their grandfathers had seen these two roaming about the Starting Ground. This was definitely not a short period of time.
In addition, it was quite likely that the amount of time they spent roaming about the Void God Realm would be even longer. It was just that no one paid attention to them.
If they calculated it like this, then their spirits would have been separated from their bodies in the higher realms for at least a hundred years. It could just as easy have reached a terrifyingly long amount of time!
"You all are sure?" Shi Hao revealed a strange expression. If what they said was true, then unless their bodies were undying, then they would have most likely long withered up.
"Sigh, I can't remember." Coin Elder shook his head. His true body was in the higher realms, and he didn't know how long it had been since they had been separated. His mind had been tricked all this time for some reason.
"What about my bronze precious book?" Shi Hao asked. Only now did he bring up the most crucial question.
This time, there weren't any stone tablets that appeared. However, the sky was filled with specks of light, and many people watched with stupefied expressions. They looked at Shi Hao with feelings of great admiration.
A bronze piece dropped down, appearing in his palm.
"Only one piece? I'm still missing one more!" Shi Hao cried out. He had to piece together all ten, and right now, he had gathered nine.
"Even though you entered the spirit realm, you didn't slaughter into its depths." Bird Grandpa shook his head.
Shi Hao frowned. This was something that was impossible to accomplish. Once he entered deep enough, people would cut him off behind him and he would thus be trapped. His body in the lower realm would be left to wither up.
"If my real body goes to the higher realms, wander about, and then leave through those golden gates, will that count as success?" Shi Hao asked.
"That's cheating!" Coin Elder cried out.
"I can't just give my life away, right?" Shi Hao's mouth twitched.
As they spoke, the bronze gates behind them shook violently. Vague shouting sounds could even be heard. The fluctuations that were released were incomparably intense.
"There really were 'big ones' that came! We were lucky to have closed and sealed up this gate in time." Bird Grandpa wiped at his sweat.
While talking, the two of them cut apart the dirt, revealing an inch tall little altar. Its surface sparkled with brilliance, revealing some scenes like a mirror.
"There were deities that came!" Bird Grandpa said.
When Shi Hao heard this, he walked up and continuously looked around. He saw several divine flames burning fiercely as well as a few young experts. He rubbed his nose. It seemed like he had stirred up great trouble!
The bronze gate was sturdy and immortal. No matter how they attacked it, it continued to remain unmoved.
Shi Hao returned to the real world and opened his eyes. His experience this time was truly strange. His divine consciousness had actually entered the spirit realm and experienced a few things.
"I have to leave in the end." Shi Hao said softly.
He walked around in the Imperial Palace, arriving at a palace park and saw that Qingfeng was currently talking to himself. "Being the human emperor? But I'm not prepared at all… what should I do…"
Shi Hao sighed and left this place. Qingfeng was a bit weak, and he didn't want Qingfeng to do the things he didn't want to deal with. If he couldn't then he would just hand it over to the War King.
This type of matter couldn't wait any longer. He didn't have the time to dawdle around. He quickly summoned the War King, Peng Nine, and several old kings, telling them what he had in mind.
"Actually, I have a candidate." The Ming king said. He obtained a little rebirth pill and had become a supreme expert now as well.
"Please continue." Shi Hao said.
"Huntian Lord, Shi Heng." He gave out a name.
"It's him!" Shi Hao was surprised. When he first arrived in Stone Capital, he had participated in the same auction as lord Huntian, and at that time, the other party obtained an ancient magical artifact, the Blood Devil Ruler. During a meeting afterwards, the two had even drank and chatted merrily, talking for quite a long time.
This person looked reckless and unrestrained on the outside, embracing the women that surrounded him, but he was actually powerful and shrewd. Before Shi Hao rose to power, he was Stone Country's youngest noble king. His natural talents were astonishing.
The War King added, "He really is quite outstanding, a genius. We are already old, but he is still young and at his prime. He is a lord and such a noble king at such a young age, so he will definitely become a supreme expert in the future."
"Back then, he was also one of the inheritors. If you didn't rise up to power, the previous emperor would have favored him quite a bit as well." Peng Nine spoke.
Shi Hao nodded. Back then, he already knew that the Stone Clan's youngest king had the qualifications of obtaining the title of emperor.
"I will spend some time thinking about it." Shi Hao nodded. He already spoke like this, meaning that it was quite likely. However, he gave the order not to have this information be leaked.
During the next few days, Shi Hao dealt with a few matters, and then he began to meticulously study the Ten Thousand Spirit Diagram. This was the main reason why he waited so long before leaving. He wanted to advance further in his comprehension of these wide-ranging and profound mysteries before leaving for the higher realms.
"I continuously broke through during this short year, continuously breaking through boundaries. If I take the little rebirth pill now, wouldn't becoming a supreme expert be too quick?" He said to himself. This speed was a bit abnormal.
"I should still study the Ten Thousand Spirit Diagram first. If I could use this to naturally break through, then it wouldn't matter." Shi Hao said softly to himself.
Half a month later, he opened his eyes. His benefits were abundant. This Ten Thousand Spirit Diagram interpreted the profound mysteries of the true record, allowing him to experience the opening of a brand new world.
"Did anything happen recently?" Shi Hao asked Peng Nine.
"Guests from the higher realms have paid a visit," said Peng Nine.
Lan Yu, Bi Gu, Hong Huang, Shui Yue, and the others had paid a visit, but Shi Hao was unfortunately secluded in training, so they left behind some messages. They hinted that as long as Shi Hao entered their sects, they could bring him into the higher realms.
Shi Hao shook his head. He couldn't travel with them. For normal people, entering the higher realms was incredibly hard, but he believed that he could go up on his own. He already knew about a few ancient paths.
Two days later, the imperial palace's ancestral altar moved. The ancestral altar in the imperial palace shook and a bone book appeared. Unless it wasn't extremely urgent, this type of method of sending messages wouldn't be used.
"The western border is in great chaos!" Peng Nine said with a trembling voice. He quickly sent the bone book into Shi Hao's hands.
Shi Hao received it, and after taking a look, his eyebrows stood up straight. Lord Huntian was in charge of guarding the western border, and this was the urgent bone book that he sent out. He wrote clearly that the Heaven Swallowing Sparrow had reappeared, and that it was on the verge of lighting its divine flame. It was going to devour all living things!
"That bastard really was still alive and appeared again." Shi Hao said to himself. He clenched his fists tightly. Back then, this vicious beast had slaughtered everything in a fifty thousand li perimeter, destroying all the tribes and great clans inside of the great wasteland that Stone Village used to reside in.
And now, it had reappeared. Its evil tendencies were just as severe, acting completely unrestrained.
Shi Hao immediately stood up, his eyes revealing a cold light.
Peng Nine hurriedly advised, "Your Majesty, you have to be careful! The Heaven Swallowing Sparrow definitely started to light its divine flame, and for this race, it needs to devour large amounts of heaven and earth spiritual essence as well as blood and flesh in order to increase its cultivation level. That is why its name has the 'devouring' word! That is why it didn't hide itself and is frantically trying to break into the deity realm. Now that there aren't any deities in the lower realm, if you leave rashly, you might end up as its food!"
"It hasn't lit its divine flame yet, right? It just began to try and break at that bottleneck." Shi Hao gave the bone book a look.
Peng Nine shook his head and said with a certain tone, "It definitely started to light its flame! That vicious beast is extremely cunning and ferocious. This race would only act so fierce when it is lighting its divine flame to replenish what its body needs."
The War King, Ming King, and others all received the information and quickly gathered in the palace. Now that there were no deities under the heavens, who could stop the Heaven Swallowing Sparrow?
"Heaven Swallowing Sparrow… should come to an end." Shi Hao said quietly.
The supreme experts here were all shocked. They hurriedly advised for him to order them out instead of having Shi Hao himself face danger. A creature with its divine flame lit was impossible to defend against. They feared that Shi Hao might fall!
"No harm. I'll be back immediately," Shi Hao said. He walked onto the ancestral altar and directly left for Stone Village.
"Hairy Ball, Little Red, follow me on a trip to kill a deity!" Shi Hao shouted.
"Kill a deity?" A group of kids rushed over. They didn't feel scared and instead looked stirred up. They were like a group of monkeys as they scuttled over.
Soon after, the imperial palace's ancestral altar flickered with rays of light. Shi Hao returned and entered the central heavenly palace.
"Your Majesty, don't put yourself in danger!" The War King advised again.
Shi Hao noticed the second bone book with a glance. He accepted it and swept his eyes over it. His expression became downcast. It came once again from Lord Huntian. The Heaven Swallowing Sparrow had wreaked havoc again, devouring countless humans. It was about to light its divine flame.
"It definitely lit its divine flame already! Lord Huntian doesn't understand that vicious bird. Your Majesty must not go!" The Ming King was extremely worried.
"I won't put myself in danger. You guys protect the imperial palace. Leave this Heaven Swallowing Sparrow to me!" Shi Hao ordered, telling them that they cannot go and must stay behind in the imperial capital.
Then, Shi Hao got onto the altar and opened up a passage before disappearing.
Withered ruins extended tens of thousands of li in the western border. There was an expanse of deathly stillness with all living things wiped out.
Shi Hao appeared. He stood in the middle of the enormous city that had long turned into ruins. All of its residents had been wiped out, only leaving bloody traces on the ground.
As he walked forward, he saw too much blood. There wasn't even a single person left alive. Several tens of thousands of li became places of disaster. Regardless of whether it was the human race or other creatures, they were all eaten.
Shi Hao didn't stop. He got into the golden war chariot and quickly rushed ahead into another enormous city to see Lord Huntian. He wanted to clearly understand the situation.
Golden light filled the sky as he descended onto this city. The hearts of the people here were alarmed, and most of them had already fled, fearing that the Heaven Swallowing Sparrow's next target would be here. There was great chaos on the streets, and sounds of crying could be heard everywhere.
Shi Hao found the noble king's residence and directly entered.
"Halt!" Someone shouted.
Shi Hao didn't pay this any attention and walked forward with large steps. "Have Lord Huntian come out."
Someone in the palace responded, and when Shi Hao heard what was said, he disappeared in a flash, directly appearing in the imposing main hall.
"Your Majesty, you came." There was a person who sat on the throne in the center of the main hall. It was a tall and heroic man who looked down with a lightning like gaze. It was precisely Lord Huntian.
"En?" Shi Hao's eyes narrowed and his pupils shrunk.
Lord Huntian sat on the throne while looking down, his face carrying a bit of coldness.
"Lord Huntian, what you trying to do?!" Shi Hao asked.
"Unbridled!" On the side, an old servant shouted, directly berating Shi Hao.
Shi Hao didn't pay any attention to him and instead stared at Lord Huntian. "It wasn't the Heaven Swallowing Sparrow, but you!"
"Your Majesty, you must be tired. Sit down and rest for a bit." Lord Huntian calmly said.
Shi Hao didn't say anything and stared at him.
"It truly wasn't the Heaven Swallowing Sparrow, and it is instead the higher realms' deity that wants you dead!" Lord Huntian said indifferently. His teeth were snow white and a bit glaring. "Your Majesty, you should just calmly leave. I will properly manage Stone Country in your place."
Shi Hao didn't berate him and instead roared with laughter. However, there was a wave of anger brewing within him.
"What are you laughing about?" Lord Huntian coldly said.
"I am the human emperor, one who crushes all enemies! You are just a trifling chaotic heavenly lord and completely insignificant. Even if the higher realms' deities came, I would similarly suppress and kill them!" Shi Hao said. His voice was resounding and sharp like the clashing of blades.