The Human Emperor - Chapter 2307 - Hope of a Breakthrough!
Chapter 2307: Hope of a Breakthrough!
There was no doubting Heaven’s power, and he was highly likely to be the most powerful existence in human history. It was not a strength that Wang Chong could currently match.
But even so, it wasn’t like Wang Chong didn’t have a chance.
The capital was bustling with several million people within its walls. So long as Wang Chong did not expose his energy, he would be able to infiltrate the city without too much difficulty.
“It’s about time to move.”
Wang Chong descended, but at this moment, his heart trembled, and he felt a strange sensation. Almost instinctively, Wang Chong turned his head.
The cold wave had only recently passed, so not many people were going to the northern regions yet. But as Wang Chong sent out his Psychic Energy, he felt a familiar energy down below.
Wang Chong quickly locked his eyes on a figure standing atop a mountain.
This man wore a bamboo hat and a rain coat made of rushes, appearing like an ordinary woodcutter amongst the mountains. But there were no chopped pieces of wood or even an axe at his side.
As Wang Chong looked over, that woodcutter was also looking in Wang Chong’s direction, as if he was looking at him.
The seemingly ordinary woodcutter looked up at the sky and said, “Your Highness, why not come down? I’ve been waiting for some time.”
The words were spoken neither too loudly nor too softly. Normally at this distance, it would have been impossible for anyone besides Wang Chong to hear it.
Wang Chong’s heart thumped as an eerie sensation appeared in his mind.
He was certain that this ordinary woodcutter wasn’t ordinary at all.
Wang Chong quickly descended and appeared in front of the woodcutter, stopping a few steps away.
“You’re… the High Priest?” Wang Chong questioned the woodcutter.
Though this question was somewhat sudden, Wang Chong immediately saw a familiar smile on that woodcutter’s wrinkled face.
Wang Chong had been right.
Wang Chong looked strangely at this ‘woodcutter’. There was no doubt that the Arab High Priest had the same ability as Essence Supreme, to possess the bodies of others and have his avatars walk the earth.
Wang Chong frowned as he asked in shock, “High Priest, why are you here?”
They had just met deep under Hyderabad. Wang Chong had never imagined that he would meet the Arab High Priest so soon and in this fashion.
Moreover, the moment the Arab High Priest had chosen to appear was perhaps too sensitive.
“You want to go to the capital, right?” the High Priest asked rather than answering.
Wang Chong was surprised that the High Priest was able to identify his objective, but he directly confessed.
“My master the Demonic Emperor Old Man, the Wushang Village Chief, and others have been taken hostage by Heaven. And I don’t know what Heaven did, but he’s managed to wipe the memories of everyone in the capital. The entire world has become his plaything. I have to defeat him for everyone’s sake!”
Moreover, the several hundred people of the Wang Family Residence were still unconscious. Wang Chong simply could not stand back and watch.
“This is precisely why I have come.”
The High Priest sighed and said, “What I know somewhat differs from the information you have. Different from what you imagine, Heaven did not use formidable Psychic Energy to modify the memories of everyone in the capital. From what I know, Heaven used a divine tool from several epochs ago.
“When you see that memories have been modified, you are only seeing the powers of that divine tool.”
Wang Chong’s heart sank, his expression turning grave.
He had never imagined this possibility.
Wang Chong quickly got ahold of himself and asked, “What in the world did he do?”
He finally realized what had been so strange. Wang Chong could also modify memories, as all that was needed was powerful enough Psychic Energy. But why would Heaven modify the memories of so many people?
Was it to humiliate him by having everyone in the capital forget about him? Only a child would be so willful, and this wasn’t the style of a leader like Heaven. And if Heaven wanted to kill him or steal his Doomsday Insignia, he would just come right at him.
Heaven was far more powerful than he was, and completely capable of such a feat. There was no need to go through so much trouble and effort.
Moreover, Wang Chong had caught onto the detail the High Priest brought up, that Heaven had used a ritual tool from several epochs ego. This was far too bizarre.
Why would someone so strong do something so abnormal?
Wang Chong sensed that Heaven was up to something far more complicated than he had initially imagined.
“I’m also not very sure, and I can’t tell you too much. Heaven created or obtained this ritual tool long before I was born, even before Origin Supreme was born. This is one of Heaven’s highest secrets, and even few people in the Celestial God Organization know about it.
“From what I know, not even Grand Supreme or Radiance Supreme know of this secret. I have looked through the files and asked a few people, and Heaven has used this ritual tool only a small number of times. Once this ritual tool is used, it is very difficult to reverse. It is often accompanied by disaster and numerous deaths. The number of deaths will often reach the levels of a large-scale war, with millions of deaths,” the High Priest grimly said.
Many of the records in the Celestial God Organization were incomplete, remnants of various eras and civilizations, written in different languages. The Arab High Priest had sufficient authority to read these records.
The High Priest could not investigate Heaven’s secrets, but through ancient texts, he could see the consequences of the few times this ritual tool had been used, which was death—numerous people dying miserable and painful deaths.
This was all the information he could gather.
Wang Chong said nothing, but his brow deeply furrowed. He had known nothing about this information the High Priest had gathered.
“Your Highness, I did not come to tell you this. I have just learned that Heaven passed a ritual tool to Essence Supreme and had him take Grand Supreme and Radiance Supreme to Mount Yaluo to find Luo Supreme. You know of the connection between the Doomsday Insignias and Heaven. Luo Supreme has at least two Doomsday Insignias. If Heaven gets his hands on Luo Supreme’s Doomsday Insignias, he will be even harder to deal with. Even if his true form cannot emerge, I cannot think of anyone that can deal with him. In addition…”
The High Priest paused, his eyes grave as he looked at Wang Chong.
“Besides Essence Supreme, Luo Supreme is the only other person in the Celestial God Organization that knows the secret of that ritual tool, perhaps even knowing more. This is because Essence Supreme’s status used to be beneath Luo Supreme.
“Only if you know the flaws of that ritual tool and can destroy it will you have a chance to defeat Heaven,” the High Priest said.
Wang Chong frowned. His face was calm, but his mind was in turmoil.
The High Priest said that Heaven had used a ritual tool of unprecedented power in the capital, but this had made Wang Chong think of something else.
The Xiangliu Formation beneath the capital had been left behind by the Sage Emperor, and no Supreme could contend against it. Even stepping into its bounds would lead to death, just as Genesis Supreme had been obliterated by it. But this time, things had been entirely different.
The Xiangliu Formation had completely lost power, allowing Heaven and the Supremes to rampage through the capital. Without the Xiangliu Formation, Wang Chong was essentially fighting without an arm. But it appeared that rather than losing power, the Xiangliu Formation had been sealed by a ritual tool.
“In other words, so long as we can destroy that ritual tool or disrupt its power, we can reactivate Li Taiyi’s formation!”
Another voice rang out—none other than Li Xuantu within the halo dimension.
“Or perhaps we can make things even simpler and join hands to defeat Heaven. Without Heaven to control it, any ritual tool will just be scrap metal.”
The Arab High Priest was taken aback. He had never met Li Xuantu before, but from how this person had spoken up, it was clear that they were Wang Chong’s friend.
“It’s not that simple!”
The High Priest quickly shook his head.
“I only know that Heaven’s ritual tool is not a ritual tool in the ordinary sense. Your Highness, while that halo of yours was made by Heaven, it’s not on the same level as that ritual tool in the capital. If you don’t find a way to destroy that ritual tool, you will have no way of defeating Heaven!”
Wang Chong and Li Xuantu both fell silent.
“Understood. Many thanks, High Priest!”
Wang Chong quickly nodded.
He could continue with his original plan and work with Li Xuantu to defeat Heaven in the capital, but the Arab High Priest had a special status. He had not risked coming here to deliver this information for no reason.
And if there really was something special about that ritual tool… Wang Chong couldn’t take that risk.
“When will Essence Supreme’s group set out?” Wang Chong asked.
“Two days from now,” the High Priest solemnly said.
“The Celestial God Organization has an extremely strict hierarchy. To help you, I have already asked too many questions. Essence Supreme and Grand Supreme are already beginning to grow suspicious.
“I will not be able to send you any information the next time. Take care of yourselves!”
The High Priest deeply sighed.
All of this was because of Origin Supreme. He had done far too many suspicious things this time. Heaven and Essence Supreme were no fools, and they would eventually start to suspect him. The risk was simply too great.
After this, he would probably have to leave, but even if he had a chance to do things over, he would still do it again.