The Human Emperor - Chapter 2265 - The Experts Set Out, Sword Pointed at the North!
Chapter 2265: The Experts Set Out, Sword Pointed at the North!
“Relax; they’re friends, not enemies!” Wang Chong said lightly, apparently knowing what the people behind him were thinking.
The mood instantly turned awkward.
Everybody knew that the King of Foreign Lands was exceptionally intelligent and powerful. No one had imagined that Wang Chong would have a master!
“Heheh, Senior, my respects.”
The first to react was Zhangchou Jianqiong. With a smile, Zhangchou Jianqiong calmly bowed.
After all, he had a close relationship with Wang Chong, and the existence of the Demonic Emperor Old Man was no secret to him.
Wang Chong was the number one meritorious official of the Great Tang, and the feats he had achieved were difficult to match. It would not be excessive to say that he had saved the Great Tang again and again.
And this old man was Wang Chong’s master, so he naturally deserved all their respect.
Moreover, in terms of age, the Demonic Emperor Old Man and the Wushang Village Chief were both much older than Zhangchou Jianqiong, Zhang Shougui, and Wang Zhongsi.
“Paying respects to Senior!”
Ozmish Khagan, Yeon Gaesomun, and the others quickly responded, bowing with reverential looks on their faces.
Since this was the King of Foreign Lands’ master, it was no wonder he was able to penetrate through the blizzard to reach this distant land.
“Master, what’s the situation?”
Ignoring them, Wang Chong walked up to the Demonic Emperor Old Man and the Wushang Village Chief.
The Demonic Emperor Old Man and the Wushang Village Chief had not taken part in the war of the northeast. This was partially because Genesis Supreme was so powerful that they wouldn’t be much help even if they went over. In addition, Wang Chong had finished planning, and he was certain that he could defeat An Lushan.
However, it was also because Wang Chong had held a discussion with the Demonic Emperor Old Man and the Wushang Village Chief before the war.
An Lushan’s rebellion in the northeast really did need to be put down, but this extremely frigid weather sweeping through the world was the source of everything and was the more urgent problem.
If they didn’t find a way to handle it, they would only be treating the symptoms. Even if Wang Chong won the war of the northeast, in the end, it would be as substantial as a moon in the water.
Thus, before the war, the Demonic Emperor Old Man and the Wushang Village Chief had set off to the extreme north to investigate the truth of the Great Ice Age, at the same time seeking a method to stop it.
Both the Demonic Emperor Old Man and the Wushang Village Chief were peak experts, making them capable of venturing into the extreme north without being affected by the cold.
“We basically know where the cold wave is originating from!” the Demonic Emperor Old Man coldly said, his first words leaving everyone shocked.
“The storm is gathering at the ocean at the ends of the extreme north. In addition, I and the Wushang Village Chief have discovered extremely powerful pulses of energy. From the look of it, there is at least one Grotto Heaven realm expert presiding.
“This is an extremely important matter, so after pondering it, we decided that it would be very difficult for the two of us to deal with it.
“In order to avoid alarming the snake, we decided to beat a temporary retreat and send you that letter.”
This meeting naturally wasn’t a coincidence. There had been some communication beforehand.
Moreover, the two of them had spent nearly a month here and had gathered a great deal of information.
“Master, Village Chief, thank you for your work. I must continue to trouble you for this cold wave,” Wang Chong respectfully said. “No matter what, we must resolve this matter!”
The Demonic Emperor Old Man and the Wushang Village Chief nodded.
The two of them had seen the effects of the cold wave on the world. The longer this was delayed, the more dangerous it would be to the world, perhaps even the end of civilization.
Moreover, with each passing day, more of the common folk back in the Central Plains would die in the cold. This matter could no longer be delayed.
“Chong-er, the Celestial God Organization is extremely strong. Though you have killed two Supremes, the organization remains strong, and there is no telling how many hidden experts they have. We must be cautious,” the Wushang Village Chief gravely said.
It was precisely because they knew how powerful their foe was that they understood how dangerous this matter was. This had also played a role in their decision to serve as scouts for Wang Chong.
The two of them were rather old and didn’t care that much about death, whereas Wang Chong was the hero of the realm, the focus of their faith and belief. Nothing could be allowed to happen to him.
Wang Chong nodded, a flicker of emotion in his heart.
The group quickly set off with the Demonic Emperor Old Man and Wushang Village Chief, pushing through the blizzard toward that ocean at the ends of the earth.
Past the arctic forests and another ten days northward, amidst an intensifying blizzard, Wang Chong’s group finally reached their objective.
Even though he had lived a lifetime and had memories from another world, this was Wang Chong’s first time here.
Cold winds howled, sweeping across the world like mighty waves, blasting the land with large flakes of snow. Turbulent streams of air crisscrossed this polar white world, and one could even see large tornadoes of snow connecting the heavens and earth.
These snow tornadoes were several dozen kilometers high, and their diameter was around ten-some kilometers. They constantly howled as they spun and tore through the earth.
This momentum was akin to a massive stampede. In front of these snow tornadoes, every living being seemed puny and insignificant.
The power contained in those snow tornadoes far exceeded the Grotto Heaven realm!
This was the power of nature. No martial artist could match it.
Hundreds of these snow tornadoes howled across the polar regions, crashing into each other and combining into even larger snow tornadoes.
And while the polar world was actually flat, it was covered in mountains of hard ice of various sizes.
Though it was the same world, it felt like they had stepped into a completely new world.
“Incredible. This is the polar world?” the Khitan King muttered in shock from within Wang Chong’s barrier.
The Khitans had originally lived in snowy forests with icicles hanging everywhere. Hunting in these forests and fighting while naked with tigers and wolves was a part of everyday life to the Khitans.
But comparing that world to this one was like comparing night and day.
It wasn’t just him. Everyone else was stunned by this strange world.
This was also Wang Chong’s first time seeing it. Everything here gave off an extremely dangerous feeling: violent, brutal, primitive… If they hadn’t come here on their own two feet, they would have doubted that any of this was real.
But a moment later, Wang Chong came to his senses, his attention drawn to something else within the snow tornadoes.
Besides icy energy that could devastate the world, Wang Chong sensed a familiar energy within the snow tornadoes.
The energy of another world!
Wang Chong’s eyes flashed with a harsh light.
This was an aura of death and decay. When the calamity had descended, Wang Chong had led his army against the otherworldly invaders for a decisive battle. While Wang Chong had not defeated them, he had been able to sense the energy of the world from which the otherworldly invaders had originated.
“This is the place!”
A thought flashed through Wang Chong’s mind. He knew that his judgment had been correct. This cold wave truly was the work of the Celestial God Organization.
“We were only able to get up to here. It was too difficult to press any farther!” the Wushang Village Chief said.
When the two of them had first arrived, this violent and cold energy was omnipresent. He and the Demonic Emperor Old Man had had to use all their energy to push through it, but in those circumstances, their Stellar Energy was rapidly consumed. In the end, they had been compelled to retreat.
If even the Demonic Emperor Old Man and Wushang Village Chief were like this, there was no need to think about what would happen to the others.
But now that they had arrived again, the two of them felt something completely different.
The polar lands were still the polar lands, and those destructive snow tornadoes still swept through the earth, bringing the temperature as low as -80°. But whether it was the Wushang Village Chief, the Demonic Emperor Old Man, or the other experts, none of them felt like they were exerting themselves.
Wang Chong’s barrier was able to completely block out the cold energy.
Not only that, the Wushang Village Chief could tell that Wang Chong’s silver barrier was harmonized with this world of ice and snow, as if it was a part of this polar world. All the icy energy would come to a stop upon reaching the silver barrier, allowing the group to consume barely any Stellar Energy at all.
As for Wang Chong, though he had been using this barrier the entire time, he was not using too much energy. On the contrary, the Demonic Emperor Old Man could tell that Wang Chong was somehow absorbing energy from this icy world.
On the journey here, Wang Chong had grown slightly stronger.
Wang Chong nodded at the Wushang Village Chief’s words.
If this cold wave really is the work of the Celestial God Organization, then all of the cold wave’s energy originates from the world of the otherworldly invaders. Such a large operation must require an enormous teleportation gate.
To maintain such a massive spacetime teleportation gate and constantly send cold wave energy to the world of humans, at least a Supreme has to be present, and it might not be only one.
It seems that we’re getting close to their base, Wang Chong said to himself.
His eyes slowly swept the area, and he quickly spotted some clues.
“It’s over there!” Wang Chong suddenly called out.
These words instantly had everyone’s attention.
A moment later, Wang Chong shot forward like a meteor, dragging everyone with him as he rapidly moved toward a certain point.
After crossing a distance of several dozen li, they heard a great rumble. An enormous vortex of dark lightning clouds had gathered above the polar world. Lightning blazed and crackled within as bolt after bolt crashed down from the center of the vortex.