1959 People“s Hearts Have Changed
"Quick, reinforce Duke Long!" Heavenly Court's Gu Immortals moved, they did not dare to continue watching.
Duke Long and Feng Jiu Ge were two pillars of Heavenly Court, once Duke Long was defeated, the whole situation would again turn precarious.
Fang Yuan suddenly kicked Duke Long's hand.
Duke Long's defense was wide open, Fang Yuan used the chance to approach closer and grabbed Duke Long's purple hair with his left hand.
Then, he raised his right fist and punched. Punches after punches landed on Duke Long's face and chest like cannonball strikes.
Duke Long was unable to free himself, he could only shout in desperation: "Triple qi retraction!"
Qi surged once again and gathered in Duke Long's body, Duke Long's condition strengthened by three times.
Bam bam bam! Fang Yuan continued to rain punches on Duke Long.
He kept on punching!
Over a million years ago, when Genesis Lotus became a venerable, he wandered the world disguised as a mortal.
One day, he arrived at a poor oasis village in Western Desert.
There, he helped the villagers solve some issues using a Gu Master identity, he was welcomed warmly by the young and old in the village.
A child was the most excited, even revering Genesis Lotus Immortal Venerable to the point of prostrating himself.
Because he saw new hope in his life.
"Lord Gu Master, Lord Gu Master. I beg you, I beg you!" The child knelt on the ground and grabbed the hem of Genesis Lotus's cloth as he looked up towards Genesis Lotus Immortal Venerable, his pure eyes were filled with tears and pleading.
"Speak, child, don't kneel. I will definitely help you if I can." Genesis Lotus lifted the child warmly.
The child revealed a joyous expression: "It would be really great if you can help! Please resurrect my mother, she is my most important person and also the person who loves me the most in this world. My father abandoned us long ago. I could grow up all because she worked hard to raise me."
"But my mother died a few days ago, she died from exhaustion and illness. Even on her deathbed, she used her trembling hands to put the last half remaining biscuit in my hands, she saved it for me!"
"I cannot be without my mother!"
"I cannot be without my mother!"
"I beg you, Lord Gu Master. You could dig such a deep well and precisely find a water source. You can definitely resurrect my mother, right?!"
Genesis Lotus Immortal Venerable was silent.
The child was innocent, he did not know resurrecting the dead was far more difficult than digging a well. But Genesis Lotus Immortal Venerable was the current venerable, the things that were impossible for others were possible for him.
But he could not!
He was an Immortal Venerable, he was Heavenly Court's Immortal Venerable.
Thereupon, Genesis Lotus Immortal Venerable rubbed the child's head and sighed: "This is not possible. No matter who it is, they will experience life and death. Your mother's death is just her reaching her final destination, isn't it a kind of release? Cheer up and live on bravely and happily , I believe your mother will definitely want you to live like that."
"No! I don't want to!" The child shook his head rapidly: "I want my mother to revive!"
Genesis Lotus shook his head and sighed again: "I cannot resurrect your mother."
"Why? You can clearly do it!" The child opened his eyes, looking at Genesis Lotus with fury.
Genesis Lotus shook his head, not speaking anymore.
The child pointed at Genesis Lotus and shouted: "I hate you, I hate you, Gu Master! You can clearly resurrect my mother, but you don't want to do it! You are too cold-blooded, you are really cruel. Is it because she is not your mother? If it were your mother, would you refuse so indifferently?"
Genesis Lotus sank into silence, he put himself in the child's place and thought, then came to a conclusion as he said with extreme sincerity: "Yes, I will still do this. Everyone needs to accept death, no matter who they are. Because I know, this is all fate's arrangements."
"To hell with your fate!" The child roared: "Do I care about your damned fate, I need my mother, I want my mother back!"
The child was quickly stopped by the nearby villagers, the villagers repeatedly apologized to Genesis Lotus.
Genesis Lotus waved his head, expressing he did not mind it.
He looked at the villagers stopping the madly struggling child when he suddenly went into a daze and his body shuddered!
At this moment, he suddenly understood.
The reason why he felt a vague unease when he traveled around the world.
Human hearts have changed, their greed is insatiable!
When humans became the rulers of the world, their desire was no longer about resisting the rule and suppression of variant humans, they had become increasingly insane and delusional.
Genesis Lotus looked at the child in front of him dazedly as he came to a realization: Weren't the humans of the present age like the child in front of him? He was struggling wildly under the shackles of fate for an impractical wish. But was it truly impractical? Was resurrecting a dead person impossible?
Genesis Lotus was aware that this was possible. But… he could not do it.
This was not allowed.
However, does not being allowed mean that there won't be anyone doing it?
Genesis Lotus suddenly felt loss and hesitation, a deep helplessness shrouded him. Even though he was a rank nine venerable, the number one person in his era!
He could stop the people from doing this with all his strength, but what about after his death?
Even if he used all his strength and energy in this life, and no one attempted to revive the dead, could he, Genesis Lotus, stop the people from having such thoughts?
The most terrifying thing were these types of thoughts!
How could he stop everyone's wishful thinking?
He could not stop the desires that emerged in people's hearts!
Duke Long was beaten to a pulp by Fang Yuan!
At the start, he counterattacked with all his strength, but Fang Yuan endured Duke Long's counterattacks head-on with an unchanging expression.
Duke Long's appearance was completely different now, his chest had caved in, his scales were scattered everywhere, and his aura had fallen sharply.
"Triple qi retraction!" Duke Long roared again, his aura rose and his injuries recovered immediately.
Bam bam bam! Fang Yuan still rained punches on Duke Long.
Duke Long had just recovered his features when his face was messed up by Fang Yuan once again. Soon, his bones fractured and blood flowed out from everywhere.
Duke Long did not retreat, he defended with all his strength while shouting: "Triple qi retraction!"
His condition recovered once again.
Reckless Savage's will cheered from the cape: "Beat him, beat him! Beat him hard, squeeze him dry! I want to see how much accumulation Heavenly Court has to be able to let him expend it like this! Hahaha."
But Fang Yuan was calm all along, calculating the remaining strength of the three monsters' combination.
His strength was weakening constantly.
Back when the three monsters had first appeared, the green fish was able to destroy all the bones in Duke Long's body with just one headbutt. But after many fierce battles and being struck by fate vanquish several times, the three monsters did not have much strength remaining.
Fang Yuan activated incomplete freedom transformation and combined the strength of the three monsters, but all aspects of strength like defense, movement, and healing were being expended intensely.
Comparing accumulation, it truly could not match Heavenly Court!
Endless fist shadows converged, Fang Yuan suddenly raised his fist and struck with all his strength!
A loud sound was heard as Fang Yuan's right fist lodged into Duke Long's face. The horrifying strength burst forth, Duke Long instantly lost consciousness and crossed the sky in a blink of an eye like a meteor before crashing heavily on the ground.
He continued to fall deeper, his strong body pierced into Heavenly Court's ground and created an unprecedentedly deep crater!
Duke Long was lying in the depths of the crater without moving. But triple qi retraction was activated once again, another round of endless qi converged into him.
Fang Yuan snorted and loosened his hand, a large handful of purple hair scattered with the wind, they were ripped out when he punched Duke Long.
Fang Yuan analyzed calmly.
Triple qi retraction was not activated by Duke Long, it was essentially a method left by Primordial Origin Immortal Venerable. Even if Duke Long lost his consciousness for the moment, triple qi retraction still continued to support Duke Long.
Incomplete freedom transformation did not have much strength remaining. If this killer move was stopped midway, he could not use Reckless Savage Demon Venerable's strength to activate it again. Next time he used it, Fang Yuan would have to rely on his own strength.
Duke Long had stopped temporarily, Fang Yuan immediately turned around and charged towards Heaven Overseeing Tower.
Heaven Overseeing Tower had been continuing to move, but because of the interference from the three regions' Gu Immortals, it was not able to go too far away from Fang Yuan.
"Stop him, stop him!"
"Stop Fang Yuan!!"
"No matter the cost, we must stop him!"
Heavenly Court's Gu Immortals charged towards Fang Yuan like moths flying towards fire.
Ye Qiao Zi blocked the path.
Fang Yuan's punch pierced through his wooden armor and killed him.
Zhao Shan He pounced at Fang Yuan.
Fang Yuan kicked, directly bursting his body!
Vortex Space Boy screamed as he appeared behind Fang Yuan.
Fang Yuan grabbed the tiny head with his fingers, he then clenched his fingers into a fist, forcibly turning Vortex Space Boy's head into a mush of blood and brain matter.
"Hahaha, this is the way!"
"Kill them, rip them to shreds!"
"Then, charge through the entire way!!"
Inside the bloody cape, Reckless Savage's will laughed loudly while waving his hands as he cheered on Fang Yuan.
"Fang Yuan, don't even think about it!" Duke Long flew once again, trying to stop Fang Yuan.
A palace suddenly appeared above him.
The former Lord of Dragon Palace — Wu Shuai's life seemed to be filled with tragedies.
Dragonman extermination was like an executioner's blade that was always hanging above his and the dragonman race's head.
Dream revelations came time and time again, in order to settle the matter of dragonman extermination, he had to use rank eight Dragon Palace while doing experiments on the dragonman body.
But to do that, Wu Shuai alone was not enough, he gathered all of the dragonman Gu Immortals and told them the truth, he begged them for help.
In the huge Dragon Palace, there was an unprecedented meeting, almost all of the dragonman Gu Immortals had gathered together.
"To do experiments, we need a vast number of dragonmen, almost all these people will die, even if they survive, they will wish they were dead. Thus, I cannot make this decision alone, if anyone objects, speak up now."
"I object!" Immediately, someone stood out.
Everyone turned to look, it was Wu Shuai's cousin, the beloved seventh young master that Duke Long doted on the most.
Seventh young master pointed at Wu Shuai who was on his throne as he scolded: "You scoundrel, you are insane!!!"
"In order to gain Heavenly Court's trust, you killed your most loyal sworn brother!"
"To conceal the secret of dragonmen reign supreme, you caused the death of your own father!"
"To refine dream token Immortal Gu, you actually used your most beloved wife as the Gu material!"
"Now, to deal with dragonman extermination, you even want to sacrifice all of your innocent dragonmen and do experiments on them?"
"Why is your heart so wicked, why are you so cold-hearted?!"
"You think that this so-called evidence will make us believe you? Hehe, you are too laughable, do you think we are all fools?!"
"Hehehe, no, you are not laughable, you are pitiful and sad!"
"You wanted to give your wife happiness, and in the end? You sacrifice her to refine a Gu. Hehehe."
"You wanted to make your father proud, and in the end? You killed him! You killed him with your own two hands!!"
"You promised Huang Wei a bright future, you gave him hope. But in the end you killed him. And now, what future is there?"
"Hehehe, hahaha!" Seventh young master laughed maniacally, his tears were almost falling out: "You tried so hard to lead the dragonman race to rise up, and in the end? In the end, the dragonman race is about to be wiped out, we are going to be extinct!"
"It was you, it was you! If you were not ambitious and took over South Flower Island, relocating our people, developing rapidly and causing conflict with the humans, why would all this happen? If the dragonman race lived quietly and peacefully, ancestor would not have the intention of wiping us out!"
"Wu Shuai, oh Wu Shuai, you are the strongest person in the dragonman race besides our ancestor, but what you gave us was not glory or hope, it was neither equality nor dignity. It was… destruction!"
"You are a real tragedy! Your whole life is a tragedy!!"
The entire hall was silent.
Wu Shuai sat on his dragon throne, expressionless.
At this time, a dragonman Gu Immortal slowly walked out from the crowd and stood in front of Wu Shuai, he then turned to face the crowd. This dragonman Gu Immortal said in a deep voice: "I support Lord Wu Shuai."
Seventh young master was astonished: "Third… third uncle, you?"
A second dragonman Gu Immortal walked out of the crowd and stood in front of Wu Shuai and faced the dragonman Gu Immortals. This dragonman Gu Immortal said in a loud voice: "I agree greatly with Lord Wu Shuai's plan!"
Seventh young master was shocked: "Fifth uncle?!"
Then, the third, fourth, fifth person… all the dragonman Gu Immortals stood in front of Wu Shuai.
In the blink of an eye, seventh young master was left all alone.
He shouted in disbelief: "Have you all gone insane?!"
"If this is insanity, then we are all lunatics!"
"Hehehe, to become a lunatic like Ren Zu, I have no objections."
"Little Seventh, do you still not understand? How big of a tragedy is it for our lives and deaths to be in the hands of others! Even if this person is our ancestor, our progenitor, he cannot do this!!"
Wu Shuai slowly stood up from his dragon throne, his face was covered in tears.
"Everyone… I, Wu Shuai, hereby swear!" Wu Shuai's voice was extremely hoarse: "I will stand with the dragonman race regardless of survival or extermination, I will contribute my heart, my blood, and all the spirit and determination that I have!"
"Even if I were to fail in the end, I will fight to the final moment of my life."
"Even if I die in the end, my spirit and determination will be inherited by others."
"Even if my spirit and determination are no longer in existence… even if only my name is left, I will continue to fight, I will never stop resisting!!"