The Human Emperor - Chapter 2370 - The Child of Prophecy!
Chapter 2370: The Child of Prophecy!
“Forget it. We will end this obstinance once and for all.”
Centered on the Celestial Palace, countless dimensions exploded. On the ground, the capital shuddered. Thirty percent of the capital’s population was still standing, but at this moment, an invisible energy swept through the capital.
Thump! Thump! Thump! In the blink of an eye, countless people fell over like toppling pillars.
In less than a second, the remaining thirty percent of the capital’s population collapsed, their souls and energy turning into golden light and shooting into the sky, joining the rest of the capital in an enormous pillar of golden light that ascended toward the Celestial Palace.
This sight made everyone in the Celestial Emperor Palace turn ghastly pale.
Heaven had successfully extracted the souls and essence blood of the three million people in the capital, and there was no longer any means of stopping him.
Heaven was already enormously powerful, and now that he had extracted all this energy from the people on the ground, the breach of the golden barrier around the Celestial Emperor Palace was imminent.
That power created from the lives of so many people arrived much faster than anticipated, and in a flash, an enormous golden light streaked toward the barrier like a comet.
This terrifying energy painted everything gold, and the Celestial Emperor Palace was on the verge of being completely swallowed up by the golden light.
Finally, there was a world-shaking boom. When the golden torrent made impact, the barrier around the Celestial Emperor Palace instantly shattered.
Li Xuantu vomited blood, the powerful backlash sending him flying backward.
Master Guangcheng and Little Nightmare were also sent flying back, despair in their eyes.
“It’s over! In the end, we still weren’t able to hold! Today is truly the day that the House of Li is made extinct!”
Li Xuantu felt incredible heartache.
This was not merely a battle between them and Heaven, but a war between the world and Heaven. Their defeat meant that the end of the world was imminent. Li Xuantu had never imagined that even his best efforts were not enough to avert the world’s destruction.
“Ants, be destroyed!”
Heaven’s cold and callous voice resounded through the numerous dimensions like booming thunder. Higher universal energy transformed into a golden sea and converged on the Celestial Emperor Palace from all sides.
Everything was settled. Both Li Xuantu and Master Guangcheng were at the end of their rope, motes of dust before this tsunami of destructive energy.
The three of them were like guttering candles in the wind, but just when Heaven was about to kill them…
The fabric of space trembled, and a vast sea of energy erupted from the Celestial Emperor Palace, blocking the golden sea.
A cold and aloof voice came from the Celestial Emperor Palace. “Heaven, you’ve lost.”
Heaven’s eyes constricted like he had been jabbed by a needle, a nasty scowl appearing on his face.
“Child of Destruction?
“This is impossible!”
Heaven’s face turned grim as he looked at the figure walking out of the Celestial Emperor Palace.
No one was more shocked and elated than Li Xuantu and the others.
The barrier had been broken, and Li Xuantu and the others had believed that they were dead. But to their surprise, Wang Chong had emerged and almost miraculously stopped Heaven’s attack.
“Impossible, absolutely impossible!”
Heaven’s mind was in turmoil. He stared at Wang Chong, who appeared to have changed little on the surface. But Heaven could sense that Wang Chong’s aura had experienced a complete transformation.
Moreover, Wang Chong’s strength, even if he had inherited Xuanyuan’s power, should not have been enough to contend against him. Yet in that strike, Heaven had clearly sensed some of the Celestial Palace’s power.
But how was that possible?
“Impossible! We do not believe it! Wang Chong, what does it matter if you managed to stop one strike? We have all of the Celestial Palace’s power under Our command to totally destroy you.”
Heaven’s eyes turned vicious, and he gathered all of the power of the Celestial Palace, an unimaginable energy that had been gathered over thousands of years, converging all of it on Wang Chong and Li Xuantu.
This attack was also infused with spatial energy so that Wang Chong had no hope of escaping.
But Wang Chong was unflustered in the face of Heaven’s shocking attack.
He looked up at Heaven and tersely said, “Too late!”
Golden light erupted from Wang Chong’s body.
Upon emergence, the golden light turned into a white circle between Wang Chong’s feet. This circle was divided into black and white, instantly forming a Yin Yang symbol.
A moment later, the Yin Yang symbol formed into the Eight Trigrams, creating a sphere around Wang Chong.
“This is impossible!”
As Heaven looked over, his face looked like he had been struck by lightning.
If one looked carefully, one could see an exact replica of the center of the Celestial Palace inside that sphere. And soon after it, a second, third, and fourth layer appeared… It wasn’t long before ten layers had appeared around Wang Chong.
A miniature Celestial Palace had appeared, but unlike Heaven’s Celestial Palace, the one Wang Chong had created was a ‘reverse Celestial Palace’.
For the final step, Wang Chong, standing in the center of the reverse Celestial Palace, created a massless universal singularity at the tip of his finger, placing it in the center.
The differences between the reverse and actual Celestial Palace were very small, just like the difference between a collapsing and expanding universe. They were the same universe, and their difference was the universal singularity that Wang Chong had created with his supreme abilities.
With a slap of his hand, Wang Chong sent the reverse Celestial Palace into the depths of the Celestial Emperor Palace.
As Wang Chong spoke, the power of the Great Dao, far greater than Heaven’s power, swept through the Celestial Palace.
Boom! A moment later, the Celestial Palace to which Heaven had devoted countless years of effort crumbled like paper.
Gazing at that distant youthful figure, Heaven looked like he had seen a ghost, a look of shock and horror on his face.
In his epoch-spanning life, Heaven had never imagined that someone would be able to destroy his Celestial Palace. Even Xuanyuan had only been able to seal it and hinder him, not truly destroy it. That core he had obtained from the depths of the universe alone ensured that no one would be able to destroy it.
But to Heaven’s utter shock, someone had really managed to do it.
Heaven instinctively thought of something, but it was too late. Wang Chong’s reverse Celestial Palace had spread to every inch of the Celestial Palace.
Following the center of the Celestial Palace, the first layer completely collapsed into countless shards of various sizes that rained down from the sky, followed by the second, third, fourth… Layer by layer, the Celestial Palace collapsed and exploded.
Without the Celestial Palace to serve as a vessel, the energy that Heaven had borrowed from the Celestial Palace dissipated. A shard dropped from the sky, and the blood-covered Li Xuantu instinctively reached out to grab it. He stared in stupefaction at the nail-sized fragment.
“He… really did it!”
This wasn’t his first time clashing with Heaven, and this was precisely how he understood how powerful and frightening Heaven was. Without that barrier left by Xuanyuan, they would have been no match for Heaven, even if they all attacked together.
Wang Chong had entered that hall and hadn’t moved since. Surpassing the supreme Great Dao that Heaven had infused in the Celestial Palace was easier said than done!
But at the final moment, when he had already prepared himself for death, Wang Chong truly managed to succeed in destroying the Celestial Palace.
Master Guangcheng was also staring at Wang Chong in shock.
The Celestial Palace was collapsing and Heaven’s power was dissipating. He could clearly sense these changes. When the Celestial Palace collapsed, he was even able to link with his actual body down in the Western Mausoleum. But at this moment, all Master Guangcheng could do was stare at Wang Chong.
“The one who was prophesied…”
Master Guangcheng suddenly recalled that prophecy from long ago.
Even though Master Guangcheng had provided some help, he had not had any hopes of success. This was a suicidal operation with not even a one-in-ten-thousand chance of success.
But Xuanyuan had been right, as had the Origin Immortal Lord. Wang Chong had really managed to do it, managed to destroy Heaven’s personal divine tool. Master Guangcheng didn’t even need to look up at Heaven, for he knew that Heaven no longer represented a threat.
The destruction of a personal ritual tool was a lethal blow to Heaven’s immortal soul. Even his sealed body might not be able to take this backlash, let alone his avatar.
On the other end, a despairing howl of fear came from Heaven. His body trembled, and then it fiercely exploded.
Heaven’s heart was filled with both endless unwillingness and endless fear!
At the final moment, he did everything in his power to try to regain control of the Celestial Palace and stop the collapse, at the same time trying to kill Wang Chong, but he did not have the slightest chance.
In a flash, with an explosion reminiscent of the Big Bang, Heaven exploded into an enormous blazing sun, the waves of heat and energy hastening the Celestial Palace’s demise.
The insides of the Celestial Palace were made as bright as day, everything engulfed in golden light.
And this was far from the only place to be impacted.