The Human Emperor - Chapter 2075 - Talent Awakened! Ice-Sealed World!
Chapter 2075: Talent Awakened! Ice-Sealed World!
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
Firmament Supreme could sense nothing down below with his Psychic Energy and Stellar Energy. Somewhat unable to relax, he searched down several dozen li farther, but he still found nothing.
The shores of the Caspian Sea were entirely under Firmament Supreme’s sensory range. Anyone that got close would not be able to escape his senses.
And if they believed that they could approach from the sea, they would be making a grave mistake.
Although he had his back to the Caspian Sea, that region had been one of his major focuses. Firmament Supreme had even attached his Psychic Energy to several aquatic beasts and giant fish so that he could detect anyone who got close.
The only part of this region he could not get a good idea on was the chaotic subterranean region around the energy core.
Firmament Supreme had attempted before to lay down a seal or implant a mental brand, but in all cases, the frenzied power leaked by the energy core would destroy them.
If there was one place he couldn’t observe, that was it.
“Forget it! The teleportation gate will be done soon. At this critical moment, I might just be overly paranoid!”
With this thought in mind, Firmament Supreme withdrew his Psychic Energy and Stellar Energy, and continued to focus on building the teleportation gate.
At the same time, more than one hundred li below the surface…
“That was risky!”
Wang Chong held Divine Embryo 3 with one hand, letting out a sigh as he sensed Firmament Supreme’s Psychic Energy drawing back.
Wang Chong had instinctively sensed danger and seized Divine Embryo 3 at the last moment. Using the Earth Movement ability, he had shot downward, barely managing to avoid Firmament Supreme’s Psychic Energy.
If Wang Chong’s reaction had been just a little slower, the result would have been completely different.
As the underground world calmed back down, Wang Chong did not rush forward, choosing to silently wait.
Firmament Supreme’s terrifying Psychic Energy and Stellar Energy once more swept downard, scanning the region.
Firmament Supreme still seemed uneasy and had even increased the horizontal range of his scan.
After scanning for a long while, Firmament Supreme once more doubtfully muttered, “Was I really just being paranoid?”
For both him and the Celestial God Organization, the teleportation gate was simply too important, forcing him to be cautious.
But the reality was right before his eyes. No matter how much he thought about it, Firmament Supreme was forced to believe it. Perhaps he really had been unsettled by today’s turmoil.
After scanning several more times, Firmament Supreme finally let the matter go and drew back his Psychic Energy and Stellar Energy.
All of this was a minor interlude, and everything quickly returned to normal.
“This wily fox!”
Only after he sensed that Firmament Supreme had stopped scanning did Wang Chong finally relax.
But he remained cautious and continued to wait.
After a long while without further activity, Wang Chong returned with Divine Embryo 3 to the area beneath the giant energy core so that it could continue absorbing energy.
About fifteen minutes later, with a crisp crack, Divine Embryo 3 finished absorbing the last sliver of freezing energy needed to awaken the talent.
The moment Divine Embryo 3 completely awakened the talent, Wang Chong gained complete information on it.
Divine Embryo 3’s Ice-Sealed World was a pure Ice Element ability. It granted the power to control all liquids and unleash a powerful wave of cold. At maximum power, it could focus all its strength on instantly freezing a specified target, sealing them in ice.
This ‘freezing’ did not mean a simple layer of ice. The chill would penetrate into the body, piercing through Stellar Energy to freeze one’s blood, Stellar Energy, and thoughts. It was a horrifyingly powerful ability.
With Divine Embryo 3’s ability awakened, Wang Chong quickly grabbed it and left.
A bonfire burned in the darkness, the flames dancing, but it gave off barely any warmth. In fact, in the light of the fire, one could clearly see freezing air approaching from the north.
If this continued, it wouldn’t be long before the bonfire was completely extinguished.
However, this was not the concern of the people around the fire.
Divine Embryo 3 had successfully awakened its Ice Element talent, but the giant teleportation gate still stood, and the freezing chill indicated that it was approaching completion far faster than anticipated.
“…Firmament Supreme has already thought of everything. No matter what happens now, he’ll never leave the teleportation gate. Though Master has awakened that ability, so long as Firmament Supreme continues to guard the area, we can’t get close,” the faceless man said, his eyes fixed on the map of the teleportation gate area on the ground.
The two of them had discussed the problem of the teleportation gate for some time, but they had yet to find a way of dealing with Firmament Supreme.
“Master, why don’t we go with my plan? I’ll distract Firmament Supreme and hold him down while Master comes around from the rear and destroys the teleportation gate!”
Wang Chong shook his head.
The faceless man had no idea of the power of the Grotto Heaven realm. Even though his yearning for revenge had made him grow very strong very quickly, already reaching the peak Great General level, he was no match for any of the Supremes.
“This plan is simply meaningless suicide. Moreover, even if you sacrifice your life, there’s no way you can hold down Firmament Supreme. In front of a Grotto Heaven expert, you won’t even get a chance,” Wang Chong sternly said.
“Your subordinate does not fear death,” the faceless man firmly said.
“Let me think about it some more.”
Wang Chong’s brows creased as he lightly shook his head.
The stronger one was, the more keenly one understood that immense gap in strength. Let alone the faceless man, even Wang Chong would be sending himself to death if he tried to rush in.
But the perimeter formation had been broken and Divine Embryo 3 had awakened a new skill. How could Wang Chong stand to just let the matter be and leave?
And judging by the chill in the air, the teleportation gate was rapidly approaching completion.
As he was thinking, a cold gust of wind blew some white substance toward him.
Wang Chong and the faceless man raised their heads in shock.
Countless snowflakes had begun to fall from the sky, sweeping out from the shore of the Caspian Sea.
Their expressions instantly turned grave.
Time was running out!
A soft crackling sound broke the silence.
Wang Chong turned his head to the sound and saw the snowflakes sinking into the flames, the collision producing a hiss as the snow extinguished flame, flame melting snow.
As he gazed at the dancing flames, Wang Chong’s eyes glimmered in understanding.
“I have an idea!”
Wang Chong squinted at the teleportation gate as he got to his feet.
On the shores of the Caspian Sea, the area for ten-some li around had been turned into a white world of ice and snow. Even the waves of the Caspian Sea were showing signs of freezing, chunks of ice being lifted into the air to join with that turbulent ‘sea’ in the sky.
Beneath this raging ‘sea’, the teleportation gate was releasing stronger and stronger pulses of energy, and a thick, yellow mist oozing with the stench of death was seeping out from the dimension on the other side of the teleportation gate.
Not only that, through the teleportation gate, one could see a vague glimpse of a distant world.
Even though it was located far in another dimension, anybody would be able to sense the despair and death from the other side.
“It will be done in just another few hours.”
Beneath the teleportation gate, Firmament Supreme let out a sigh of relief.
Constructing the teleportation gate was both exhausting and difficult, and only the Supremes were capable of it. However, even an expert like Firmament Supreme felt immense pressure from the task.
But it would all be done in just another few hours.
“It seems those mice really are gone!”
There was a savage glint in Firmament Supreme’s eyes.
He had been planning to hunt down those mice once he was done with the teleportation gate, but it seemed that this was no longer necessary.
“I suppose their legs are fast enough.”
But at this moment, his ears detected a scratchy, almost inaudible sound.
Firmament Supreme raised an eyebrow as he turned to the sound.
The white and snowy horizon seemed devoid of inhabitants, but a moment later, Firmament Supreme focused his gaze.
There, he saw a human silhouette!
Upon getting a closer look at this figure, Firmament Supreme grimaced.
“Hmph, quite the bold mouse! Daring to appear before this god at this time!
“Truly a reckless fool!”
Firmament Supreme coldly laughed, chilling killing intent in his eyes.
At almost the same time, a thunderous bellow sent the snowstorm roiling.
“Firmament Supreme! Are you ready to die?!”
Wearing a black robe, Wang Chong strode out of the whiteness, his expression confident and unhurried.
His steps were extremely slow, and each one left an extremely deep imprint in the snow.
Wang Chong did not use any sort of art to lighten his body, and even though he faced Firmament Supreme alone, he showed no fear.
“Venerable One, let me go and kill him!”
At almost the same time, the sole remaining member of the three officials, the Sky Official, also sensed Wang Chong, and his face turned dark as he gnashed his teeth.
“There’s no rush! Let him come!”
Firmament Supreme grinned as he nonchalantly spoke.
Such pride and daring to face him alone! He would like to see just how many heads this scoundrel had, and just how tough his neck was!