1894 The Final Astral Soul
The nine heavenly layers were as resplendent as ever.
"Mhm?" At this moment, when the experts here noticed Qin Wentian and Luoshen Chuan's figures, their eyes all froze. There were actually people who could exit the Gods Extinction Path? What had the two of them experienced in there?
What about the other experts who entered? Why did they not come out as well?
Back then, when Qin Wentian and the first batch of people entered the Gods Extinction Path, there were other heavenly deities who came to Heaven Vault after that. Now, those heavenly deities were completely gone. It was rumored that people in the outside world did try to contact them but they were unable to receive any reply. No one knew what those heavenly deities had experienced in the Gods Extinction Path.
Qin Wentian naturally wouldn't explain anything to these people. He took out his messaging crystal and reported his safety to his family. After that, he flew towards the nine heavenly layers. If he wanted to unravel the secret of the tiny astral-being, the nine heavenly layers were naturally the most suitable place for him to do so.
"Grandfather, I will go and cultivate for now." Qin Wentian spoke. After he attained the dao, he was immediately pursued by Qin Zheng, Qin Dangtian and their subordinates. After that, he entered the Gods Extinction Path and only managed to come out after experiencing many years in there. He didn't have anytime to rest at ease and cultivate properly. And now, he first needed to consolidate and stabilize his cultivation base before he attempts to unravel the secret of the tiny astral-being.
For the heavenly deities of the Qin Clan, they should still be trapped within the Gods Extinction Path. It was unknown if they could exit or not. But even if they were trapped forever, the Qin Clan would still exist as Qin Ding was still alive. The person who gave the order to deal with his father back then definitely was a person with a status higher than Qin Zheng. Qin Ding was the one with the highest possibility.
"Go on ahead." Luoshen Chuan knew of Qin Wentian's yearning towards cultivation. He nodded his head. The experiences they had this time around also caused him to feel something. After seeing how strong Qin Tiangang was and the secrets of the Heaven Vault, Luoshen Chuan also hoped that he would be able to grow stronger. After all, he still had a mission he has yet to accomplish. Although the current Luoshen Clan was divided, he still hoped to reunite them and recover their past glory, standing once again at the peak of the Desolate Region.
Qin Wentian's figure flashed as he flew into the boundless starry space. Floating amidst the nine heavenly layers, he didn't head for any specific constellation but chose to stand in the center of the desolate starry space. He sat here cross-legged as he closed his eyes, sensing the countless constellations radiating astral light. He then directed the flow of these astral energy into the tiny astral-being. It has been a very long time since he did this.
Back then when his father passed the tiny astral-being to him, his mother was visibly affected by her emotions. Maybe, his father had already obtained the secrets of the tiny astral-being.
As more astral energy flowed unceasingly into the tiny astral-being, the tiny astral-being seemed to glow slightly brighter. The constellations here were countless but the tiny astral-being itself seemed to be a bottomless black hole, capable of absorbing everything. As more astral light flowed into it, the constellations inside the tiny astral-being started to light up. In the past, Qin Wentian used the astral energy to unlock the memory fragments because he wanted to search for the memories his father left for him. But now, he wanted to probe the secret of the tiny astral-being.Find authorized novels in Webnovel，faster updates, better experience，Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.
The tiny astral-being greedily drank in the astral energy here. No matter how much energy it absorbed, it seemed as though the tiny astral-being would never be filled fully. However, Qin Wentian didn't give up and continued to direct astral energy to flow into it. He didn't believe that there would be no changes to the tiny astral-being.
Time flowed by. Although doing this was very boring, it could be considered cultivation of a type too. Qin Wentian seemed as though he wasn't able to sense the flow of time and repeated his actions year after year. But, no matter how much effort he put in, everything seemed to be useless. He felt a little helpless and even had the intentions to give up. If it was in the past, he definitely wouldn't have the patience to spend several years drawing astral energy into the tiny astral-being. But now, he was much more patient compared to before. His cultivation realm had also reached an unprecedented height and he was now already a heavenly deity.
"By doing this, no matter how much effort you put in, it would still be useless." At this moment, a voice rang out in Qin Wentian's mind, causing Qin Wentian's body to shudder violently. His gaze suddenly opened, gleaming with a bright light. But there was no one else in his surroundings.
"Who?" Qin Wentian asked.
"You are the one that wanted to know my secrets, right? Yet you don't even know who is speaking to you?" That voice rang out again. Qin Wentian felt his heart trembling badly. He could sense that the tiny astral-being was currently radiating with a shimmering light.
"How can that be?" Qin Wentian discovered that the tiny astral-being was truly the one conversing with him. Could it be that his grandfather's guess were correct? This was something a person's soul transformed into.
And that person might very well be the first king of the Heaven Region, Godking Xi.
"Are you Senior's soul?" Qin Wentian asked.
"What are you talking about?" The voice asked, like it didn't understand Qin Wentian's meaning. This caused Qin Wentian to furrow his brows. Could it be that the tiny astral-being didn't know of the conversation between him and his grandfather?"
"Senior, you didn't exist earlier?" Qin Wentian asked.
"Naturally not. I'm just a remnant of thought sealed within the tiny astral-being. Now, my consciousness was stimulated by you and that was why I appeared." The other party replied. Qin Wentian's eyes flashed. Seems like his efforts during these years were still useful and allowed him to actually manage to wake up the remnant thought left behind by the senior.
"Senior, your identity is?" Qin Wentian probed.
"Who am I isn't important. Now, listen well. I will tell you about some things." The other party's voice was filled with an unquestionable authority but Qin Wentian didn't mind it. If his grandfather's guesses were correct, that existence who left behind this remnant thought might very well be the original king of the Heaven Region, Godking Xi.
"I was born in the immortal realms and could cultivate like all the other living things. Finally, I reached the apex of this world and became one of the strongest existences. But to my sorrow, I discovered that I was merely still an inconsequential existence living under the shadows of the nine heavenly layers. For stellar martial cultivators, we borrow astral energy from the constellations to cultivate. However, where did the constellations originate from? Were they created by a supreme expert, becoming the origin of our cultivations?"
The other party slowly spoke, as though it still had a strong thirst for knowledge. When one's cultivation reaches the peak, that person would definitely wish to probe the secrets of some of the ultimate truths. Clearly, this existence was the same as well. When he grew strong enough, he finally started to explore the nine heavenly layers, wanting to find out the truth about them. In fact, he even suspected that there might be a supreme existence who created the nine heavenly layers and this universe for them to live in.
"People of the world stated that human will would triumph over the heavens. When one's cultivation reached the peak, they would control heavenly dao. My will would be heaven's will, representing the heavenly dao. Isn't this enough to cause one to feel pride? But so what. Controlling a heavenly dao? I'm still underneath the nine heavenly layers. Since humans could triumph over the heavens, why can't I surpass the nine heavens? Why must I be limited to a cultivation situation created by the nine heavens? I was unwilling to accept this and wished to prove the ultimate truth of cultivation. Hence, I came to the top of the nine heavenly layers, wanting to leave this area. The boundless universe, would there be other worlds appearing? If this entire world consists of the thirty-three immortal realms and the billions of particle worlds, including the nine heavenly layers, would this world we live in actually be as small as a particle world to the perspectives of others?"
"I don't want to accept this. I wish to transcend this entire world. I don't want the nine heavenly layers to be above me, they should be a part of my cultivation instead of my cultivation having originated from them. My dao must be the supreme one, in a position of dominance, above the nine heavenly layers." That voice continued, his tone was filled with an incomparable arrogance. He has already verified his dao and became a heavenly deity that stood at the very peak, an existence known as a godking. But he wasn't satisfied with this. He wanted to transcend everything, controlling everything under the nine heavens.
At their levels, they naturally would have targets different from others. Once, he met the Godking of Time in the past. Wasn't the Godking of Time the same as him as well? The Time King hoped that he would be able to truly control time to a complete degree. These were the targets of those who already stood at the peak, their obsessions.
Authority to them no longer proved to be anything of temptation. For example, that mysterious white-robed young man Qin Wentian met in the Heavenly Dao Sacred Academy. If that young man wanted to establish a power in the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms, the power he established could easily stand at the peak of the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms because the strength of him alone was already sufficient to dominate over everything else.
"Ultimately, I still got stuck at that final step and failed in the end. I hoped someone would be able to step across the gap and allow me to see the view at the absolute top. Show me that there truly is a world other than ours, let me see what's the true scenery of that place outside of the nine heavenly layers. Hence, I decided to transform my body into the Heaven Vault."
Qin Wentian felt his heart trembling after he heard this. Was the truth like what his grandfather had speculated? The Heaven Vault was actually the body of a supreme expert. The Heaven Vault had a pathway that could lead people up to the nine heavenly layers. What heaven-defying methods were this?
"Now, this item that you've obtained, is something transformed from my soul. It can encompass the nine heavens but if you wish to gain its secret, the current you is still not qualified yet. One day, when you can absorb the astral energy of every constellation in the nine heavenly layers, this tiny astral-being shall become your final astral soul."
That voice was ethereal and ended off with a long sigh which gradually dissipated. After all, it was only a remnant of thought that was sealed in the tiny astral-being.
Although the voice had disappeared, Qin Wentian's heart was unable to calm down and was still pounding violently.
"One day, when you can absorb the astral energy of every constellation in the nine heavenly layers, this tiny astral-being shall become your final astral soul."
Did it mean that the ultimate form of this tiny astral-being was an astral soul? His final astral soul. However, the prerequisite was that he had to be able to absorb the astral energy from all the constellations in the nine heavenly layers. This prerequisite by itself was already an extremely difficult question to crack. How could he solve this?
The goal of that mysterious expert was to transcend the nine heavens. How could this be easy to achieve? He wanted to be at a position above the nine heavenly layers and achieve true transcendence.
Qin Wentian didn't know if there was an existence like this in this world. In that case, that mysterious white-robed young man who could shatter a constellation with a single finger...Was he at the rumored Transcendence Realm then?
Other than that mysterious young man in white, Qin Wentian also met the Time King before. Most probably, the Godking of Time wouldn't be able to achieve this feat.
Qin Wentian closed his eyes and sank into thinking. The shock in his heart wasn't able to dissipate even after a long time. He had to absorb the astral energy of all the constellations in the nine heavenly layers. This...how can he accomplish this?