Divine Throne of Primordial Blood - Book 7 : The Final Battle Chapter 94: Illegal Stowaways 2
This scene would forever go down in history.
Each Desolate Beast was as tall as a mountain, and they all emanated a terrifyingly powerful aura.
Each one’s awe-inspiring power was enough to cause any human to tremble with fear.
And now, these Desolate Beasts were descending from the sky in a seemingly unending stream.
As the onlookers grew accustomed to the scene, however, their shock gradually began to fade. By this point, they really were just watching from afar. The impact of the Desolate Beasts was much smaller that way.
It was as if they were nothing more than tiny ants gazing at the gigantic world around them.
Everything was so big, and at the same time, so far away.
The Desolate Beasts felt like they were out of reach, like the starry sky.
Thankfully, the terrifying memories of past wars did not become reality.
At least for now, the Beasts were their allies.
These giant Beasts were not nearly as disciplined as the human armies.
They were full of activity and liveliness. Even though they knew that they should be trying to stay as low-key as possible, they couldn’t stop themselves. Their excitement only intensified after setting foot in Kun’s territory.
They could sense the dense Origin Energy surrounding them.
More accurately, they could sense that this world was very suited for them.
In other words, they were no longer doomed to a slow death from starvation.
Excited howls began to fill the sky, to an extent where even the prayers from the throngs of disciples could not mask them.
Thankfully, the gods were totally sealed off. The sound was quite terrifying, however, to any who were still apprehensive about the Beasts.
Even Su Chen could hear them from the other side of the Barrier. He glanced at the Blood Ancestor, and with a somewhat ugly expression, said, “I thought that you agreed that they would restrain their excitement a little bit.”
A tiny Bloodbat perched on his shoulder sighed before responding, “I tried, but in the end, they are Beasts, not humans. They have their own way of displaying their own emotions. Just let it be. The success of our operation doesn’t really depend on how careful we are, but rather on how stupid the gods end up being.”
“Then tell them to get a move on. There are still many things that we need to do,” Su Chen said.
“Of course,” the Blood Ancestor replied.
Then, he gently sighed.
A small Bloodbat appeared above the foreheads of the Desolate Beasts, trilling quietly.
The warning from an Origin Beast was what finally caused them to quiet down.
They lumbered over to the outskirts of the formation, and then channeled their power into the air.
The bridge in the sky began to expand once more.
This was precisely the methodology behind Su Chen and the others’ infiltration plan.
First, they utilized the Harpies’ Demon-Executing Cannon to widen the breach. Then, they used the Deep Sea Anchor to stabilize it. Next, the Titan-Class puppets formed the foundation of the first bridge. After them, the cultivators became the foundation for the second bridge, and so on and so forth.
This was how they progressively increased the stability of the bridge so as to allow their most powerful combatants to cross through the Barrier.
Back on the side of Sky City, large numbers of low-tier human cultivators and Harpy Arcana Masters maintained their end of the formation, while the side on Kun’s territory was made up of high-tier cultivators and Desolate Beasts. This was the setup that ultimately allowed the Origin Beasts to cross over as well.
Once the bridge was upgraded to that level, even the gods would have been able to pass through the Barrier.
In that sense, the Origin Realm’s power was not any less than the gods’ power. Even though their task had been ameliorated by the Barrier’s decline and the Deep Sea Anchor’s stabilizing properties, the fact that their strength had reached a sufficient level for them to accomplish such a feat was still amazing.
Unfortunately, this strength was distributed across many individuals, and was not concentrated into an elite group like the gods.
But more importantly, the gods were currently in a weakened state.
If the gods were able to successfully cross through the Barrier and reach the Origin Realm with this bridge, then their dreams would have come true — in some sense, this was also the perfect opportunity for them.
But Su Chen had accounted for all this in his plans.
The most foundational part of this bridge was formed from nearly a thousand Titan-Class puppets, and they were programmed to immediately retreat as soon as any sign of divine power was detected.
This would cause the bridge to collapse, killing any god trying to sneak through to the other side.
Of course, the cultivators within Kun’s territory would be abandoned as a result.
That was the worst possible outcome.
Thankfully, it had not come to pass.
The gods’ hatred and apprehension for the spy amongst them had rendered them completely motionless. Their only option to keep any plot hidden was to keep everything tightly suppressed under lock and key to prevent that spy from leaking any information. In that sense, the gods had no choice but to follow through.
The bridge in the sky continued to glow brighter and brighter.
Suddenly, a silver river stretched through the sky. Even the humans off in the distance could see the brilliant river — everyone could, apart from the gods.
“The Realm-Breaking Bridge is complete!” Lin Shaoxuan yelled.
The clear peals of a heavy bell rang through the sky. It traveled from one side of the Barrier to the other, so even those in Kun’s territory could hear it.
The bell tolls for death!
With a heaven-shattering roar, the first Origin Beast appeared from a mountain range.
An Origin Beast had not appeared in the flesh for a long, long time.
The moment it emerged, everyone realized that its body was actually the entire mountain range.
Off in the distance, the water in a large lake began to condense, forming into a large Origin Beast made of water. Its pure elemental power was simply astounding.
An entire forest quaked violently as the trees gathered into a giant figure made of wood. Its figure was so tall that it appeared to extend into the Heavens.
All across the Origin Realm, mountains disappeared, forests shifted, rivers and streams were redirected, and deserts shrunk.
Finally, colony after colony of small Bloodbats flew into the air like a swarm of locusts, gathering together until they finally merged with one another to form a gigantic Bloodbat.
“Well done, young man!” the Blood Ancestor said as he gazed sharply at the Realm-Breaking Bridge. A glimmer of hope appeared in his eyes.
If the Origin Beasts crossed that bridge, then they would at least have a chance of surviving!
The Blood Ancestor was the smallest of all the Origin Beasts. Actually, the second bridge was theoretically already wide enough for him to pass.
His body’s energy reserves, on the other hand, were so astoundingly great that only the Realm-Breaking Bridge could withstand it. As the leader of the Origin Beasts, he had chosen to wait patiently for the rest to cross first — quite befitting of his status.
There weren’t many Origin Beasts. Only around ten of them were still alive at this point.
Their great strength, however, meant that it was still extremely difficult for them to pass through the Realm-Breaking Bridge.
The Origin Beast that had hibernated as a mountain range was attempting to cross the bridge at that very moment.
Its size was so great that its body spanned the entire bridge, but it still had not passed all the way through.
Its head had poked its way into Kun’s territory, but more than half of its body had been left dangling in the Origin Realm.
The Blood Ancestor shook his head unhappily. “This passageway is still too narrow.”
Su Chen replied, “It’s still a bit too narrow, isn’t it? I suppose that it’s finally my turn to take center stage.”
As he spoke, he flew into the air, arriving at the center of the giant formation built in Sky City.
This formation was being supported by the energy from countless low-tier human cultivators and Harpy soldiers. The center of the formation, however, seemed to be purposefully empty, as if it were waiting for someone.
As soon as Su Chen stepped into the center of the formation, it began to glow with an intense light.
Su Chen reached out with his hands and balled them up into fists. Suddenly, the opening to the Realm-Breaking Bridge slowly but steadily began to expand.
The fit had been extremely tight for the mountainous Origin Beast just moments ago. In one instant, the Origin Beast was howling with agitation and impatience; the next, it had slipped right on through to the other side.
The Origin Beast was overjoyed by this development and continued to push itself through to the other side.
A terrifyingly large creature descended from the sky in Kun’s territory. The air pressure in the surrounding area increased significantly just from its massive presence.
“What a shocking amount of power!” the Blood Ancestor sighed in amazement as he glanced at Su Chen.
For him to be able to single-handedly expand the Realm-Breaking Bridge to such an extent was a testament to not only his strength, but also the rate at which it increased.
Even if, at first, he had only managed to defeat a Desolate Beast on his own by relying on luck and circumstance, the current Su Chen was more than strong enough to take on a Desolate Beast by himself.
In other words, he was not far from reaching the strength of a god.Perhaps one more step is all it will take, the Blood Ancestor thought to himself.
Finally, the mountainous Origin Beast managed to fully squeeze its way through to the other side, where it let out an overjoyed howl.
Next came the aqueous Origin Beast.
Unlike the mountainous Origin Beast, which had to rely on brute strength to push itself through, the aqueous Origin Beast was much more adaptable. It turned itself into a river and steadily poured itself through the bridge. As long as the bridge could withstand its power, it was more than capable of passing through quite quickly.
The tree Origin Beast seemed to rely on brute force, much like the mountainous Origin Beast.
It was too tall and couldn’t walk upright through the bridge. As such, it had no choice but to crawl.
As it crawled across the bridge, it glanced at Sovereign Kucha and chuckled meaningfully.
Kucha shuddered, lowered his head, and wisely kept his mouth shut.
In some sense, him eating the Tree Ancestor’s enlightenment made him its disciple. However, Kucha clearly understood that becoming the Tree Ancestor’s disciple was not necessarily a good thing. After all, its being a plant lifeform allowed it to assimilate all other lifeforms. A talented disciple was fated to become its nourishment in the end.
Thankfully, the Tree Ancestor had simply chosen to cross the bridge instead of trying to eat him.
After all, the other side was bound to have even better sources of nourishment.
Origin Beast after Origin Beast lumbered across the bridge, burning incredible amounts of energy for every second it took for them to cross.
After most of the Origin Beasts had crossed through, the Blood Ancestor embarked as well.
His size was the smallest, allowing him to pass through it with relative ease.
Every step he took, however, caused the bridge to tremble violently, creak, and groan. It felt as if it was going to fall apart at any second.
This was because the bridge was beginning to grow weaker, and also because the Blood Ancestor was incredibly powerful.
Thankfully, the Blood Ancestor was very fast. As if he could sense the Realm-Breaking Bridge’s imminent collapse, the Blood Ancestor let out a roar before splitting apart into countless smaller clones, all of them surging towards the other side of the bridge.
As the Bloodbats poured out of the other side like a crimson tide, the burden on the Realm-Breaking Bridge decreased, and Su Chen let out a sigh of relief.
“Success!” Su Chen shouted exuberantly. “All that remains is the final step. Reel in the anchor!”
“Reel in the anchor!”
“Reel in the anchor!”
“Reel in the anchor!”
The order was relayed throughout Sky City.
The Deep Sea Anchor began to clank once again.
This clanking sound, however, was not to retrieve the anchor but rather to pull it taught, increasing the tension in the anchor’s chain to the greatest degree possible.
As the anchor chain tightened, Sky City began to slowly rumble forwards, picking up steam as it flew towards the fissure at an increasing rate.
Another command echoed through the air.
This command, however, was not given to Sky City, but rather to the thousand Titan-Class puppets in the fissure.
All of the Titan-Class puppet simultaneously struck out with their hands.
A thousand Dimensional Slashes tore through the space in the Barrier, causing it to tremble violently.
Then came another thousand.
The fissure expanded ceaselessly.
By this point, the bridge was less of a bridge and more of a door.
A giant door towered in the sky, shining and glowing with a brilliant light. Because of the immense pressure that the Barrier exerted on this opening, the door would only last for a short period of time.
Sky City crashed violently into the Realm-Breaking Door.
Its powerful momentum forcefully slammed through the door, forcing it open. As it pushed through the door, flashing lights filled the sky, signalling the door’s imminent collapse.
Then, the door imploded just before Sky City had fully passed through, cutting off a corner from its rear wall.
Everything returned to its original peace and quiet.