'I've always been present, and I'm everywhere.'
The Buddha Sovereign was then the most terrifying opponent. Beiming Youhuang's heart felt extremely cold. She watched as the golden buddha in her body multiplied, becoming more and more. In her soul, the Buddha Sovereign was everywhere. Both buddhic chants and devilish chants rang out together. Beiming Youhuang's body trembled violently. The golden lotuses and black lotuses of darkness seemed to be of one body, growing from her soul, wanting to seize her everything. Her beautiful features contorted, it felt like she was about to become a female buddha.
"No…" Beiming Youhuang roared loudly. She felt herself being controlled. Her sovereignty over her own body was being seized away. This was worse than death.
Her long hair fluttered in the wind. At this moment, Beiming Youhuang felt extremely miserable. The grim reaper howled and rushed towards her. However, the attacks of the heaven devouring godking grew even more terrifying, not allowing the grim reaper to leave their battlefield.
Qin Wentian who was currently dealing with Yue Changkong also noticed the situation here. His heart trembled as he called out, "Youhuang!"
As the sound of his voice rang out, his eyes glanced at the boundless starry space. In an instant, all the sealing-attribute constellations cast their light onto Beiming Youhuang, their energy entering her body. Numerous powerful seals manifested within Beiming Youhuang's body. Qin Wentian has experienced a similar situation before when the Reincarnation Buddha tried to possess him. He wanted to help Beiming Youhuang free herself.
His powerful dao might entered Beiming Youhuang's soul. Qin Wentian could see the golden buddhas. Right now, there were two types of energy running rampant in Beiming Youhuang's body, causing her to be in extreme agony. Her will could collapse at any time, she had no way to endure this. Her face turned pale as her delicate frame shook. Her long hair fluttered wildly. Those who saw this all felt their hearts trembling.
"Youhuang!" Qin Wentian decisively gave up his pursuit of Yue Changkong when he saw how much agony Beiming Youhuang was in. He stepped through space and arrived beside her. His soul energy frenziedly gushed into her as he placed his palm on her body, intent on using his sealing arts to aid her, destroying the golden buddhas within her soul. The golden buddhas were destroyed one by one, but they all had the same smile on their faces as they disappeared.
"Pu…" Beiming Youhuang coughed out a mouthful of fresh blood as her countenance turned as pale as paper. Numerous figures rushed here. Qin Yuanfeng also arrived, he stared straight at the Grand Devil Lord.
A cloud of black fog gusted over, appearing beside the Grand Devil Lord as it transformed into a giant face. This was none other than Yue Changkong. But the current Yue Changkong was no longer a threat. Only the Buddha Sovereign was a threat. He was too powerful, and it seemed that he was still hiding a part of his strength even now.
"How are you feeling?" Qin Wentian supported Beiming Youhuang. Beiming Youhuang shook her head lightly, her expression was completely pale. Even the Imperishable Heaven Lord's illusory figure behind her became much fainter. She stared at the Grand Devil Lord and coldly spoke, "So you are the Godking of the Western Paradise, an entity that's both buddha and devil."
The Grand Devil Lord revealed an icy smile. He stared at the experts before him, "In the past, you once managed to injure me. Could it be you still don't understand the dao I cultivate? I've already said before I'm present everywhere and my goal is transcendence. The dao I cultivate is the concept of anatta (buddhist concept of non-self). Although I don't exist, I'm everywhere. Even the buddhas of the western paradise have no idea who am I but in truth, I've always been undergoing reincarnation, living lives after lives. Any of the buddhas in the western paradise might be one of my incarnations after going through the cycle of reincarnation. I control all buddha daos, I can do anything."
"However, I still have no way to transcend this world of the nine heavenly layers. The nine heavenly layers far above the sky enveloped the multitude of lives in this universe. I'm unwilling, I want to transcend it. It's insufficient to merely cultivate the buddha daos. I need to cultivate all daos in the world. Godking Desolate could devour the power of all constellations and comprehend heavenly daos from them. Hence, his fate was already decided. Also, I was injured by you before. Your dao also contains the true essence of all heavenly daos within. That type of soul dao is extremely beneficial for me. I want to obtain it, hence I wasted time to fight with this little lass today. If not, did you really expect she could last until now? Even if you at your peak returned and fought me now, bringing all deities of Ancient Azure Mystic with you, it would be impossible for you to injure me again."
The Grand Devil Lord spoke arrogantly. The him now seemed to have transformed, becoming even more powerful than before.
Qin Wentian, Qin Yuanfeng and the others also had heavy expressions. The Godking of the Western Paradise was much more powerful than they had imagined.
He cultivated the immensely powerful dao of anatta. He doesn't exist in this world but he was everywhere. This Grand Devil Lord was his current incarnation.
"Gu, do you think I don't know your thoughts? But I don't care about it. I came to the Heaven Vault not only to seize it. My true purpose is to borrow this grand war for supremacy to gain true transcendence. If I fail again this time, I have no idea how long it would take for the next. I've been waiting for this day for far too long. If it wasn't for this, I would already have passed on peacefully. I know the past and the future, I can calculate the fates of everyone. I have already seen that the opportunity to transcend is here. Hence, I'm here."
He continued to speak, each of his words caused the bodies of everyone to tremble. He knew the past and future and could calculate the fates of everyone in the world. He wanted to attack the Heaven Vault not to merely seize it, it was because the opportunity for transcendence has arrived. He wanted to use this war for supremacy to gain true transcendence.
"Gu, your fate is already determined. Why don't you give me all your power and aid me? You obtained the Moon God's dao and awakened your past memories, integrating both ultimate daos together. If you give me your power, I might truly be able to see the scenery at the very peak."
Yue Changkong's eyes flickered with coldness, he turned his head and stared at the Grand Devil Lord. He has devoured countless people, treating them as nutrients. But today, the Buddha Sovereign actually wanted to do the same to him?
A terrifying energy enveloped this space. The Grand Devil Lord wouldn't be polite to him. Yue Changkong knew that even if he didn't want to agree, he had to agree.
No matter who won in this war, he wouldn't be spared.
"Fine." Yue Changkong nodded. After that, he flew towards the Grand Devil Lord. From the Grand Devil Lord, waves of devilish light radiated, flowing into Yue Changkong. But at this moment, Yue Changkong suddenly rushed towards the Grand Devil Lord and fused into him. A terrifying evil head appeared, enveloping the Grand Devil Lord. Even now, he still wanted to resist, he wanted to devour the Grand Devil Lord instead.
"An ant trying to shake the tree." The Grand Devil Lord coldly spoke. The evil head also melded together with the Grand Devil Lord. The face of the Grand Devil Lord flickered, it would sometimes be Yue Changkong, sometimes be the Grand Devil Lord's.
"You would also be able to see the grand scenery of the pinnacle if you submit once my dao got verified. What's there not to be happy about?" The Grand Devil Lord spoke softly. He stretched out his hand again as his palm of darkness covered the sky. The darkness shrouded the heaven devouring godking who was fighting with the Grim Reaper. The heaven devouring godking directly gave up on continuing to fight the battle and shrunk in size as he flew towards the Grand Devil Lord before gradually integrating into the palm, vanishing from sight.
"No…" Little Rascal felt extreme pain when he saw this scene. Although he knew his father was being controlled, he still couldn't help longing for him. Now, the heaven devouring godking has vanished completely, like it was devoured whole by the Grand Devil Lord.
The Grim Reaper's expression sank. He came to Qin Wentian's side. The four of them stood together. Right now, Qin Wentian, Qin Yuanfeng, Beiming Youhuang and the Grim Reaper all had heavy-looking expressions.
So it turned out that many things that happened before were just shows put up by the Buddha Sovereign. He should have recovered from his injuries since a long time ago. The Buddhist Sect has techniques allowing one to pry into heavenly secrets, calculating the fates of others. The Buddha Sovereign claimed that the opportunity to transcend has arrived.
Could he really calculate fate and see the future?
The four experts stood together, their hearts were incomparably heavy. Currently, for this opponent before them, how many people were fused together for his current incarnation?
His original self was the Buddha Sovereign, the Godking of the Western Paradise. His body was that of the Grand Devil Lord and he has even obtained the devouring powers of Godking Desolate. Earlier, he just managed to absorb Yue Changkong and Yue Changkong himself contained the powers of Godking Gu and the Moon God.
This meant that their current opponent had the powers of five godkings in one body. And earlier, he also claimed that he managed to steal the Imperishable Heaven Lord's soul powers. If the him now erupts with his true strength, how strong would he be exactly?
The Grand Devil Lord drew in a deep breath as his devilish eyes landed on Qin Wentian. "In the future that I've seen, you are also one of those chosen by heavenly fate. I've been waiting for you to mature. If I can capture you, I wouldn't be too far off from true transcendence. Now, the opportunity is finally ripe."