Worlds’ Apocalypse Online - Chapter 397 - The second step
Chapter 397: The second step
TN: Changed [Mystery of All Creatures Equal] to [Mystery of All Beings Equal] in all previous chapters and from now on, the meaning itself doesn’t change much, but it makes a difference much, much later on
“This is still an unresolved problem without solution, the 7-colored spear will completely seal off the Grand Tie Wei Mountain, no power in Huang Quan would dare to show up to the surface at all” the small white bird spoke in despair.
The Forgetting River Soul Separating Hook on the other hand was excited: “Although we’ve lost access to the surface for a short while, but all the demons that took over Huang Quan have died, this is a very beneficial exchange”
Gu Qing Shan smiled: “That’s right, since the Divinities of Huang Quan have also all died, this is profitable for us”
Shannu also smiled a bit and said: “There’s another good thing about this, from now on, not only will the Heaven realm not dare to send any reinforcements to Huang Quan, but the demons will be the same as well”
She looked at Gu Qing Shan and lightly curtsied.
“My apologies, I’ve misunderstood you. Who knew that you really did find a solution, not to mention you dare to go against the 7-colored spear yourself”
“No worries, no worries” Gu Qing Shan quickly replied.
He sat on the ground for a while before regaining his strength.
“What do we do next?” Shannu asked.
Gu Qing Shan stood up and spoke: “With the 7-colored spear up there, no demons will try to enter Huang Quan for the time being”
“And so, we’ll be able to focus on solving the problem of hell”
He looked at the tunnel entrance to hell.
A thick black-colored light was covering the entrance.
All 18 layers of hell are behind this.
The Forgetting River Soul Separating Hook sighed: “I have you say, what you did was brilliant, but the situation in hell is already irreversible”
Gu Qing Shan was tense as he heard that and hurriedly asked: “Why?”
“Of the 18 layers of hell, 17 of them have already picked out the strongest, the only one that still isn’t done is the Blood River Hell”
“Once a strongest dead has been selected in the Blood River Hell, the Devil King Warden Rod will form a barrier to trap the 18 winners inside and commence a fight to the death”
“Only the final dead that survived will become the Devil King, capable of controlling the 18 layers of hell”
“They will all escape Huang Quan and move to the human realm”
The weapons said nothing as they heard that.
Shannu looked back at Gu Qing Shan in hope: “When the 18 layers of hell escape from Huang Quan, the world of Huang Quan will start to collapse, the only solution is if the human realm is able to destroy them all in a short time. If you can, they will all be forced to return to Huang Quan”
Gu Qing Shan smiled bitterly: “The human world couldn’t even handle a single hell, let alone 18 of them”
Then there really is no hope.
Gu Qing Shan continued: “The first reason why I ran down to hell is to get away from the spear’s attacks. The second, is to attack hell into hell itself”
Shannu looked around.
Almost every Huang Quan weapons were gathered here.
She asked: “You want us to go and defeat the dead competing for the title of strongest?”
The Forgetting River Soul Separating Hook denied the thought: “It’s useless. Now that the Devil King selection was about to begin, even if we kill all the dead, the last one remaining would still be picked out to become the strongest dead of the Blood River Hell”
Meaning, nothing would be solved by doing that.
The weapons all silently sighed.
“Who said you’ll go kill them?” Gu Qing Shan shook his head before continuing, “I’ll be the one to do it”
“You?” Shannu opened her eyes wide, unable to believe what she just heard: “You want to enter the selection of the Devil King?”
Gu Qing Shan cracked his neck a bit and answered.
“It’s impossible, you’re a living soul, the Devil King Warden Rod won’t recognize you” Shannu told him.
Gu Qing Shan looked over at the small white bird and asked: “Which of the 7 leaders belong in the Blood River Hell?”
“None. They all belong to a different hell” the small white bird replied.
“Then there’s no need for you to go kill a dead. Just help me capture a human dead back here, I’ll be able to use him ——but quickly!”
Gu Qing Shan going against the 7-colored spear by himself earlier has given him a bit of credibility with the weapons, so now that he asked for that, the weapons all quickly moved.
Flying through the tunnel to hell, they quickly entered the first layer of hell —–the Blood River Hell.
In the Blood River Hell.
Dozens of Huang Quan weapons suddenly appeared and scattered.
They decided on a young dead human and captured him.
“What are you! What are you doing!?” the dead human screamed in horror.
He was only a normal dead, nothing he did could’ve gained the attention of so many Huang Quan weapons.
“Stop talking, just come with us!” the small white bird ordered.
The dead human was quickly brought out of the Blood River Hell by the weapons.
At the entrance to hell.
Gu Qing Shan sliced off one of his arms and consoled him: “Don’t worry, you’re actually saving the world right now”
“Iss ——- is there nothing else?” the young dead human asked as his cold sweat flowed.
He wasn’t unconscious because of the pain.
It seems like being tortured so much in hell has caused the pain threshold for the dead to increase as well.
“That’s right, you’re free to leave” Gu Qing Shan answered.
The young dead human howled as he rushed back into the entrance to hell.
He doesn’t want to have to go through that ever again.
“Thank you, I think you’ll probably gain some Merit for that!” Gu Qing Shan shouted to him from behind.
Hearing that, the young human dead stopped.
He tried calling: “Merit Accountant Machine”
A bright number appeared above his head.
When his Merit becomes positive, it means his sins have been absolved!
From now on, he no longer have to suffer the torture of hell and can leave to reincarnate!
The young dead human was surprised at first, then he started to shout from joy.
Right after that, he seemed to have remembered something and ran back to where Gu Qing Shan was.
“What is it?” Gu Qing Shan was surprised.
The young dead human looked at him full of desires: “I still have another arm, can you give me some more Merit?”
Gu Qing Shan didn’t know what to say: “Escort him away”
The weapons came and pulled him away.
Gu Qing Shan shook his head and held the arm in hand, using [Mystery of All Beings Equal].
A few lines of glowing text scrolled through the War God UI.
[Analyzing the mystery of the dead’s composition]
[Please use 1000 Soul Points to fully comprehend the Laws behind the existence of the dead and temporarily become a dead in essence]
Reading that, Gu Qing Shan checked his remaining Soul Points.
Turning into the Sharp-boned Demon from before costed him 1000 Soul Points, then another 1000 for the Chao Yin sword to refine the Forgetting River water, plus he’s been constantly using [Even a sea of suffering will pass], so he only has a bit of 1000 Soul Points left.
[Remaining Soul Points: 1003/300]
This was the last chance he has to use [Mystery of All Beings Equal]
But Gu Qing Shan had no choice but to use it!
Very quickly, thanks to the [Mystery of All Beings Equal], he turned into a dead.
“Hm, this physique isn’t too different from my own”
Gu Qing Shan moved his body a bit, muttering: “Now for the second step, cuckoos takes over nest” (1)
The weapons were all flabbergasted.
“He’s turned into a dead! He’s turned into a dead!” the small white bird cried out desperately.
“Why are you crying?” Shannu looked at it in confusion.
“He’s—– dead!” the small white bird replied.
“That’s not the case. He’s using a technique that’s deeply related to the mysterious of the world to change the essence of his composition” the Forgetting River Soul Separating Hook commented in awe.
Gu Qing Shan said nothing.
He was feeling a strange sense of something calling him.
After a bit of silence, Gu Qing Shan started to digest the information received from this summon.
It was the Devil King Warden Rod calling out to all the powerhouses of the 18 layers of hell to participate in the selection of the Devil King.
Gu Qing Shan’s tense heart could finally relax.
It seems the Devil King Warden Rod had accepted him as a dead.
There’s still a chance!
Gu Qing Shan’s hovered, wanting to fly into the tunnel to hell.
“What a minute!” Shannu called him back.
“What is it? I have to hurry, the only place left for me to get a slot and participate is the Blood River Hell” Gu Qing Shan was a bit confused.
“This competition, the slightest mistake will result in your death, are you absolutely sure?” Shannu asked.
Gu Qing Shan laughed: “The human realm have existed for so many years, having given birth to four different Eras, as well as other creatures in the Samara, I actually want to see if I can find a decent opponent here”
Shannu’s had a complicated expression before she lowered body and curtsied: “I really did misunderstand you, because I didn’t know you are able to do such a thing”
“But there’s a problem that you probably don’t know about”
Gu Qing Shan stopped and seriously asked: “What problem is that?”
“You are a sword cultivator”
“Where are your swords?”
Gu Qing Shan’s mind moved a bit.
The Earth sword and Chao Yin sword both appeared from thin air.
In front of the many Huang Quan weapons here, the two of them pridefully circled around Gu Qing Shan.
“What a good sword!”
“Not too shabby”
The weapons all praised them.
But Forgetting River Soul Separating Hook sighed.
Even Shannu was shaking her head.
Gu Qing Shan was a bit surprised: “What’s the matter?”
Forgetting River Soul Separating Hook explained: “All dead belong to hell”
Shannu continued: “The dead have to find materials in hell in order to craft their own weapons, only then will the Laws of Huang Quan and the Devil King Warden Rod recognize them”
“If you use a weapon outside of hell to battle, you will be disqualified”
The Forgetting River Soul Separating Hook followed up: “Every dead in there have spent hundreds, even thousands of years to craft their weapons, ensuring their position and reign in hell”
“But your weapons cannot be brought into hell, and there’s no time to make a new one” Shannu explained.
“I can’t use my swords? That’s a bit troublesome” Gu Qing Shan scowled.
How could a sword cultivator fight without a sword?
Gu Qing Shan glanced at the weapons and asked: “Can I use you?”
The weapons all shook their heads: “Although we are weapons of Huang Quan, we weren’t born in hell, so it’s not possible”
Shannu stood out: “Use me”
As she said that, all the other weapons turned quiet.
Silence, all around.
Then Shannu continued as her voice rises: “The Grand Tie Wei Mountain is hell itself, and I am created from its Law”
“Thus I am also a weapon made in the 18 layers of hell”
“It’s not against the rules to use me”
Saying so, her body flashed before going into the Six Paths Great Mountain sword.
The Six Paths Great Mountain sword hovered over in front of Gu Qing Shan.
Shannu’s voice came from inside the sword.
“The treasures before that you gave helped my recovery greatly, but not only did I not repay you, I even forced you to swear such an oath. This goes against my conscience”
“Now I’m willing to fight alongside you, using this to show the sincerity of my apology”
Shannu spoke every word slowly and clearly.
Hearing that, Gu Qing Shan took hold of the Six Paths Great Mountain sword.
Unlike before, this time when he grabs the sword, he feels a coolness from the metal in his hand, as well as an ease of when he swings the sword, like it was an extension of his arm.
This was because the sword spirit has recognized him.
A few lines of glowing text scrolled through the War God UI.
[You’ve been recognized by the weapon spirit]
[You may now know the following attributes of this Divine Armament]
[The Six Paths Great Mountain sword, World’s ceremonial sword, Divine Armament of the Huang Quan Path]
[This sword is the manifestation of the Grand Tie Wei Mountain’s Law that belongs to Huang Quan]
[This sword has the Spirit Thaumaturgy: Invincible]
[This sword has the Spirit Thaumaturgy: Living’s Wisdom]
[This sword has the Spirit Thaumaturgy: Law Breaker]
[This sword has the Spirit Thaumaturgy: Divine Protector]