The Human Emperor - Chapter 2291 - The Truth of the Men in Black! The Epoch Children!
Chapter 2291: The Truth of the Men in Black! The Epoch Children!
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
After what seemed both like one second and like countless years, there was an almost inaudible buzz. As Wang Chong and the Arab High Priest looked on, the eyelids of the head on the stone table trembled and began to slowly open.
Time seemed to stop.
“Ah! In the end, this moment has still come.”
With a deep sigh, the head opened its mouth, its eyes tinged with an indescribable sense of age and experience.
In this gloomy stone chamber was a bodiless head, an indescribably bizarre sight, and even more bizarre than that was that this bodiless head could speak.
But both Wang Chong and the Arab High Priest were unsurprised. At their level of cultivation, they had comprehended the essence of the world, and they could do what appeared mythical or absurd in the eyes of common people.
“Senior, this junior came late!”
As Wang Chong looked at the Sindhu High Priest—or perhaps one should call him ‘Origin Supreme’—he lowered his head and bowed, a hint of dejection in his eyes.
The Sindhu High Priest did not have much time left. Wang Chong knew that this would probably be their final conversation.
“Heheh, life and death are decided by fate, and besides, this old monk has already lived for more than ten thousand years, far more than an ordinary person. I have no regrets. All things thrive just as they must decline. Your Highness, there is no need to feel sorrow for this old monk!”
Origin Supreme’s face was calm, his eyes exuding a calm aura that had seen through all things.
“And compared to this old monk’s death, there is an even more important matter, and it is why this old monk called for you on his deathbed.”
Origin Supreme’s expression turned grave.
Wang Chong’s heart thumped as he focused.
“Heaven is about to emerge!” Origin Supreme sternly said.
Origin Supreme’s simple sentence instantly stirred up a storm in Wang Chong’s mind.
Anyone who had some understanding of the Celestial God Organization would understand what Origin Supreme’s words meant.
Up until now, ‘Heaven’ was the sole person on the continent who could be confirmed to have reached the Divine Martial realm, and he was the only person who could call himself a ‘god’.
Not even the Sage Emperor had reached this level!
Wang Chong had been able to suppress the Celestial God Organization, even kill Genesis Supreme, because Heaven’s body was in a sealed state.
If Heaven broke free of his seal and emerged into the world, everything would change. For this world… it would probably be the apocalypse.
Wang Chong glanced at the Arab High Priest, whose calm expression indicated that he already knew.
“But there is no need for you to worry at the moment. Things have not gotten that bad. However, Heaven dispatched Essence Supreme, Grand Supreme, and Radiance Supreme to take a certain insignia from me.”
“Insignia?” Wang Chong repeated, frowning.
“This is it!”
At this time, the Arab High Priest extended a hand, and bright Stellar Energy gushed out of his palm and transformed into a projection of a palm-sized, round insignia.
The insignia was black and gold, and in the center was the depiction of lava and flames.
“A Doomsday Insignia!” Wang Chong blurted out, his body trembling in shock. “How is this possible?”
Wang Chong was no stranger to the Doomsday Insignias, but from what he knew, they were used to open the gate between worlds, allowing the otherworldly invaders to enter on a large scale. How could they be connected to Heaven’s escape?
“You know of it?”
It was the turn of the Arab High Priest and Origin Supreme to be surprised, both of them looking at Wang Chong.
To their knowledge, Wang Chong should have never seen this object before.
“It’s a long story. Senior, what are these insignias? Why are they linked to the imprisoned Heaven? Also, who was it that sealed Heaven? What is the Celestial God Organization?” Wang Chong sternly said, asking several questions at once.
“Even if you didn’t ask these things, I would have told you.”
Origin Supreme was not too perturbed, apparently anticipating these questions from Wang Chong.
“After experiencing this Purification plan, I presume you know that human civilization has not always been the same. After a certain interval, everything will be destroyed. It was not the world sealed in ice that you have seen, but the complete destruction of the world.
“At that stage, all of human civilization will return to zero, and new civilization will emerge from the ruins. This sort of cycle of birth and decline, you can consider an end, but to us, it is an epoch.
“These insignias, what you call Doomsday Insignias, are foundational objects left after the world has collapsed. They contained the laws and foundations of the world, and some other, more complicated things. When an epoch ends, there is a chance of producing a single insignia, so they are extremely precious. There are only seven at this time.”
Wang Chong carefully listened to all of Origin Supreme’s words.
Before this, Wang Chong had been forced to rely on the memories from his last life to draw conclusions. This was the first time someone had ever told him what was going on.
Wang Chong was keenly aware that Origin Supreme’s words would have enormous ramifications for both him and the world.
“As for us…”
Origin Supreme paused a moment, and then he glanced at Wang Chong and began to slowly speak.
“I presume that you have guessed it. We Supremes are humans left behind from each epoch. The Celestial God Organization is simply the name we gave to our collective. A more accurate name for us would be the Epoch Children!”
Wang Chong felt a buzzing in his ears.
The Epoch Children?
People who had lived an entire epoch?
Origin Supreme’s words had completely overturned Wang Chong’s understanding of the world. He had never imagined the truth to be this!
How long could a person live?
Ten years, one hundred, one thousand, ten thousand?!
In the past, Wang Chong would have taken this for complete nonsense, but Origin Supreme was a Supreme of the Celestial God Organization, and he had no reason to lie.
Wang Chong had always regarded the Celestial God Organization as a pack of schemers that sought to influence human civilization from the shadows, a wicked organization that could kill people without blinking an eye. But according to Origin Supreme, they were actually just survivors from various human civilizations.
However, this method of measuring the lifespans of human civilizations was much longer than the scale used by the Kegang Empire or even the Landeshunger civilization.
If everything Origin Supreme said was true, this would explain why the Celestial God Organization possessed so many arts, technologies, and ritual tools. And from this, one could say that the people of the Celestial God Organization, including Heaven, had lived far longer than they had imagined!
Wang Chong quickly got ahold of himself and sternly asked, “If this is true, you were once together. Why did you break apart? Heaven even sent Essence Supreme, Grand Supreme, and Radiance Supreme to deal with you.”
The Arab High Priest’s eyes flickered, and Origin Supreme’s eyes showed a faint hint of sorrow.
“You are correct. In normal circumstances, we truly were together, twelve Supremes representing twelve epochs, and we were all people that Heaven saved from calamity. You might think that all of the Supremes are Heaven’s subordinates, but long before that, we were more like friends. But nothing in the world is constant.
“The start of all this was Heaven’s ‘Purification’ plan.
“You have been to the cold wave origin, so you should have some understanding of it,” Origin Supreme said.
Wang Chong merely nodded in reply.
The Purification plan was better called ‘the human extinction plan’. If Heaven had succeeded, countless people would have died, and the remaining humans would just be puppets for Heaven.
While Wang Chong was the War Saint who had killed numerous people, and one could add more than one million alliance soldiers to that number, he was nothing compared to the potential death toll of the Purification plan.
“What is Heaven up to? Does he want to exterminate all humans? What benefit does that give him!?” Wang Chong harshly said.
“You are wrong. Heaven did not start out with bad intentions. It was just that we could not accept his methods.”
Origin Supreme shook his head and continued, “Heaven carries out the Purification plan entirely because of the otherworldly invaders.”
Those words made Wang Chong tremble in shock.
Other than the information about Heaven, Wang Chong was most concerned about the information on the otherworldly invaders.
If there was someone that knew that the truth of the otherworldly invaders, it had to be the Celestial God Organization. Even though Wang Chong had already lived out one life in this world, he still could not compare to the Celestial God Organization in this aspect.
“You already know of it?”
The Arab High Priest raised an eyebrow in surprise.
Wang Chong didn’t deny it. As for Origin Supreme, he was unsurprised.
“What are the otherworldly invaders?” Wang Chong sternly said, his expression focused like never before. He was even feeling somewhat nervous.
He had been revived through the Stone of Destiny, and he now knew many truths that he had not known about in his last life. However, Wang Chong still knew nothing about those otherworldly invaders.
“This… I am afraid that not even I can answer you.”
To his surprise, Origin Supreme shook his head.
“We only know that these otherworldly invaders will appear at set intervals. We have tried to find out their secrets, but all of our attempts failed.
“In this universe, there is an enormous barrier that we cannot cross. Heaven was the strongest amongst us, and he knows even more secrets about the otherworldly invaders.
“I vaguely recall that Heaven passed through that barrier several epochs ago, but he quickly returned. Heaven has never said a word about his experience.
“But those otherworldly invaders remained a problem, continuing to enter this world on a large scale at set intervals.”
A universal barrier!
Wang Chong narrowed his eyes as he caught onto an important piece of information in Origin Supreme’s words.
“And after that?” Wang Chong pressed.