Worlds’ Apocalypse Online - Chapter 398 - To be crueler than they are
Chapter 398: To be crueler than they are
Reading the series of descriptions of the Six Paths Great Mountain sword, Gu Qing Shan felt a bit overwhelmed.
But then, a final notification popped up at the end.
[Only when the Divine Armament personally tell you will you know the specific details of each Thaumaturgy]
Alright, this was the same with the Earth sword and Chao Yin sword.
Gu Qing Shan wasn’t too concerned about this, since he’ll find out about them sooner or later.
One crucial thing popped up in his mind.
The Six Paths Great Mountain sword was and still is the only weapon capable of stopping the 7-colored spear.
How did such a powerful weapon got damaged before the war even began?
“I want to ask, how did you get damaged before?”
“I wasn’t sure either, when the crisis hasn’t began, I was still in slumber” Shannu herself was also confused.
“Could they have damaged your body that’s the sword?”
“They cannot, my main body is the manifestation of the Grand Tie Wei Mountain’s Law, capable of standing up to even the winds of chaotic tribulation, no one could possibly damage my main body”
As soon as she said that, a line of glowing text scrolled past the War God UI.
[You now know one of the Six Paths Great Mountain sword’s Spirit Thaumaturgies: Invincible]
[Invincible: No power or techniques in any world is capable of damaging the body of this sword]
Gu Qing Shan read all that without changing his expression.
Then Shannu continued: “It seems that the enemy know that my body cannot be destroyed, so they instead aimed at me as the weapon spirit. They used some sort of ability to weaken and then tried to destroy me”
Speaking of this, Shannu seemed a bit regretful and sad.
“If I were undamaged, we used to have a Divinity capable of using swords to fight. He could’ve used me to resist against the 7-colored spear”
“At least, he could’ve bought time for a while, allowing other Divinities to turn the situation around”
“But because I was too badly damaged, my abilities couldn’t fully manifest and so I was knocked away”
“From then on, the Divinities were left with no way to retaliate and could only die one by one”
Hearing that, Gu Qing Shan started thinking.
Who could’ve assassinated a Divine Armament in secret before the crisis came about?
Perhaps the demons had already been at Huang Quan for a long time, lying in wait until right before the war started and pounced on the unsuspecting world.
Assassinating a Divine Armament, eliminating all Divinities, taking over Huang Quan, triggering hell’s invasion of the human realm, and then wait until the world thoroughly collapse before taking over 6 worlds at once.
Gu Qing Shan felt a chill down his spine.
Every step of the demon’s scheme was perfectly planned out and executed.
This was a bit terrifying.
However, on the outside, in order to change Shannu’s mood, he asked: “Are you fine now? What about any hidden wounds?”
“There isn’t. I’ve already recovered quite a bit before I met you, and then thanks to your three treasures, I’ve fully recovered” Shannu answered.
Gu Qing Shan lifted the Six Paths Great Mountain sword up in front of his gaze.
The autumn-water blue blade lets out a slight chill.
“What’s done is done, there’s no need to mull on it. What’s important is right now —–the battle that will decide Huang Quan’s fate is now…” Gu Qing Shan said.
Shannu hurriedly: “Be assured gongzi, now that I’m at my peak condition, I will definitely not let you down”
She also asked him: “What about you? Against the dead of 18 layers of hell, are you ready to snatch victory from their hands?”
Gu Qing Shan laughed.
“Let’s go, time to compete for the title of Devil King” he said.
“As you will!” Shannu answered.
The Blood River Hell.
This is one of the cruelest hells.
The dead that are submerged in this hell are mostly cruel and violent people, having done terrible things that caused others unimaginable pain and suffering while they were alive.
And so, they are sentenced to suffer the same after death in this hell.
Countless monsters hide inside the boiling sea of blood, constantly gnawing, eating away at the bodies of the dead, the pain of which is indescribable.
A while ago, when the Devil King Warden Rod appeared, the entire sea of blood boiled.
Those that enter the battle of life and death will slowly escape the boiling blood, ascended the platform above to compete for the right to become the Devil King.
As long as they managed to make it up the stairs of the platform, they could temporarily escape the pain of torture.
Once they win, they’ll even get the chance to challenge the title of Devil King against other hells.
Almost every dead that’s capable of battle had entered this tournament for these two reasons.
Now, so much time has passed.
The other 17 hells have all picked out the strongest.
But this slot granted to the Blood River Hell was still under fierce competition.
In the middle of the vast sea of blood, a square platform stood in midair.
Each side of the square had 1800 steps of stairs.
And Gu Qing Shan was now standing on the first step.
He looked above.
Everywhere on the 1800 steps, countless moans and screams of agony rang out.
Those defeated were arbitrarily thrown somewhere below by the winners.
A few dead have already died, their bodies slowly disappear.
But more of them did not.
During the battle, most of them only got wounded so badly that they had to lie down to moan in the pain of defeat.
Gu Qing Shan appeared from the exit of the tunnel.
Many dead immediately noticed him.
“Look, an unwounded bastard” one of the dead shouted.
“Fucker, he waited until we all got defeated until he showed up, how deplorable”
“I’m going to get him!” another dead shouted.
The defeated dead began to move.
They crawled over each other, trying to latch onto Gu Qing Shan’s legs.
“These losers want to stop you moving up onto the ring” Shannu reminded him.
Gu Qing Shan swung his sword, easily dispatching the closest group of dead.
But more and more were coming towards him.
They crawled with both their hands and feet, even getting off from the higher steps to stop the newcomer from advancing.
The sword danced in the air.
Numerous sword slashes appeared, killing those that approached like a meat grinder.
But even if it’s just a single hell, the number of dead are so great that Gu Qing Shan couldn’t kill them all in such a short time.
Even if they die, they’ll only go into slumber.
That’s why they aren’t afraid to come forward, wanting to stop Gu Qing Shan from moving up.
In a few moments, a lot of dead have gathered at the steps in front of him.
And even more were crawling down.
“Don’t even think about moving up!” a dead laughed in frenzy.
Gu Qing Shan received his enemies with his sword.
But the dead that dare to enter this tournament are more or less capable, not to mention there are so many of them, so Gu Qing Shan was stuck in a stalemate.
Shannu was worried: “We can’t keep going on like this, they aren’t a match for you, but they’re using their number advantage to stop you from going up to the ring”
Gu Qing Shan said nothing and only concentrated on controlling his sword.
An abrupt scream came from the top of the platform.
Another competitor had died.
The final winner of the Blood River Hell is about to appear.
But Gu Qing Shan was still stuck at the first step, unable to stop killing the suicidal dead.
He hasn’t been able to take a single step forward.
Gu Qing Shan started muttering to himself out of nowhere: “My bad, I actually forgot these people are all vile and cruel villains from various ages, I even forgot that this is a competition in hell”
“What do you mean?” Shannu asked.
“What I mean is that strength alone isn’t enough to convince these villains”
“Then what should we do?” Shannu was even more panicked.
Gu Qing Shan’s sword stance changed.
His killing intent disappeared.
Instead it was replaced a different air.
“Be crueler than they are” he said.
Sword qi bloomed like a flower, sweeping through the steps nearest to him.
Numerous cries of pain.
But none of the dead died.
They were only dismembered, leaving only a torso and head, lying on top of steps.
The screams rose all the way to the top.
Under the grudgeful eyes of the dead, Gu Qing Shan kicked one of the dismembered dead down the stairs.
Straight into the boiling sea of blood below.
Immediately, many shadows came and started to gnaw on this dead’s body.
The Blood River ensures that this dead will not die and keep living to endure the torture.
“AaaaarGggGGh, please no! I was wrong! I shouldn’t have stopped you, please let me go!”
The dead cried out in agony.
Countless dead on the steps froze.
Gu Qing Shan slowly spoke: “Aren’t you all enjoying yourselves on these steps? You know, not having to endure the torture of the Blood River?”
He stood still as his lips slowly curved into a smile.
“I might be stuck here unable to move up, but I’ll ensure that all of you are dismembered and thrown down into the Blood River”
“No arms or legs to fight back while being eaten alive by those things, I’m guessing none of you have enjoyed such ecstasy before huh”
He then kicked the second dead down the steps.
He immediately started to howl in agony.
Every dead on the steps silently watched this.
In hell, dying only means sleeping, which is a brief getaway from the constant pain and torture.
But Gu Qing Shan doesn’t grant them death, instead taking away their arms and legs, leaving them no way to resist.
—–no way to resist being gnawed at and eaten by the monsters of the sea of blood.
This is true torture.
“You Devil!” one of the dead screamed.
He silently crawled away from the steps in front of Gu Qing Shan.
“You inhumane monster!”
“Perverted cruel demon!”
“Get away, I want nothing to do with him!”
The dead rowdily cried out.
By the time Gu Qing Shan kicked the third dead down the steps, a path have been formed for him on the stairs.
A straight path to the top.
A path without any dead to stop him.