God and Devil World - Chapter 1011-1020
At this place where all the peak experts of the various worlds were gathered, when they all saw the methods of that human expert, their faces fell and were filled with fear and wariness.
A True God expert was practically invincible, with an indestructible soul, and compared to ordinary half-step True God warriors, it was like a moon compared to fireflies. There was simply too wide a gap. One True God was enough to wipe out all the people within. The human True God expert swept them all a cold gaze, “I’m Harlem, a Type 10 powerhouse. All you crows, from now on, you are my troops. If you don’t want to die, pick up your weapons and prepare for battle. Come with me.” Hearing those words, everyone had a terrible expression, as they felt a bad premonition. One of the half-step True Gods, a being with a dino-head, covered in black scales and sharp blades on his limbs, asked with respect, “Sir Harlem, may I ask where is this place?”
“A bunch of fools that are trying to escape the cage, this is the 6th Level of the Tower of Babel and it is the last level. It can be said that you guys can go out now. However, this is not some saint land or heaven. In fact, it is a huge battlefield, in order to live, you have to fight on, and kill your enemies!” Harlem stared at the powerhouses with a look of ridicule. He had also been someone who had believed in the Tower of Babel, thus killing his way over. Who would have thought, that by the time he passed through, he had arrived at a hell-like, cruel world? Suddenly, his brows furrowed as he turned around and spoke, “They’re coming, make your preparations now! Fight to live!! Don’t die!”
On the huge field, all of the powerhouses swept out their divine senses, and immediately discovered a bunch of monsters charging towards them, emitting a terrifying aura.
Some of them soared to the skies and looked out at the distance. All around them, there were many strange monsters of about 5m in length, their bodies covered in a black husk, with 8 tentacles around, moving like they were spiders. At various places on their bodies, there were spikes, and their numbers were terrifying. Harlem, who had gotten to the ground, looked up at the experts who had flown to the sky, and shook his head as he sighed, “Bunch of idiots!”
At that instant, those strange monsters opened their mandibles, filled with countless sharp blades, and fired out blue beams at the skies.
Immediately, 6 of the half-step True God experts were struck, 2 of them losing their heads instantly, 1 had his heart burst, and the remaining 3 were struck someplace else.
The 2 experts who had their heads blasted apart directly fell to the ground, devoid of signs of life. As for the one who was struck in the heart, he fell as well, his countenance pale as he spat out blood. As for the remaining 3 who had been struck elsewhere, they shouted out in shock, “What’s going on?! How come my body isn’t healing?! What’s going on?!”
The body of a half-step True God was powerful, capable of regenerating even when they had their heads removed. This was the basis of their confidence and unbridled behavior. However, they had suddenly lost 2 powerhouses instantly, while the rest were unable to heal. It caused the rest to feel a tinge of fear.
“These monsters are called Tentacular Beasts, they are the monsters produced by this planet. They are capable of firing out light that could destroy laws, called God-Slaying Beams. Those who are struck by those God-Slaying Beams, even if they were True Gods, would require at least 2 or 3 days to recover fully. You guys are just half-step True God experts. The moment you’re struck, there’s no way to recover. Follow me, we’ll break out and when we reach the base, we will find some way to heal you guys. Follow close, I won’t stay to wait for any of you.”
Harlem swept a gaze, before turning around, and immediately began to leap and move like an agile monkey, not daring to fly into the sky.
The other 2 experts who had come with Harlem also followed, swiftly fleeing towards the distance.
The experts on the field all exchanged looks and quickly followed.
An expert who had a round body and 6 limbs, who hailed from the Taga Race, laughed coldly in his heart, “Hmph, fools, our Taga Race can communicate with any being, and turn them into our friends. Even plants can be made into our friends!”
With a thought, the Taga Race expert radiated brightly, and sent out his will towards those Tentacular Beasts, “How do you do. I’m Ta Xi from the Taga Race, I have no ill intentions. I would like to become friends!”
Feeling the will of the Taga Race expert, the Tentacular Beasts increased their speed, turning into flashes of light as they pounced towards him.
“No!! I’m a friend!!” The Taga Race expert could feel the killing intent radiating from those Tentacular Beasts, and sent out his own tentacles to slap out at the Tentacular Beasts, trying to retract his will and sever the connections.
The eyes of the Tentacular Beasts shone viciously, as they pounced and opened their jaws, biting on the Taga Race expert, immediately tearing him apart.
A few more also pounced over and began to devour him.
“Ta Xi is finished!!” “Damn it, looks like those beasts cannot be communicated with.”
“…” Many experts had some bonds with the expert from the Taga Race and knew how strong their ability to converse with other species was. Now that Ta Xi was killed, this meant that those beasts could not be reasoned with, and if they went over, they would definitely die.
All of a sudden, Harlem cussed, “Damn it, we’re surrounded. This time’s mission of receiving these newcomers is truly not nice to deal with. You guys prepare, we’re going to break through.”
Yue Zhong swept out with his perception and instantly saw a huge horde of those Tentacular Beasts crawling towards them, already encircling the group.
“I’ll bust a route out for everyone!” At this time, the expert who was seated in the Golden Train, spoke out.
In an instant, the Golden Train charged out with billowing speed, smashing into those Tentacular Beasts.
The resilient Gold-Grade treasure was able to cause the Tentacular Beast that it crashed into to be blasted into pieces, as fresh blue blood flowed.
Harlem roared out at that time, charging towards the Tentacular Beasts, “Decent treasure! Everyone, attack! Otherwise, we will die!!”
Harlem wielded a huge Golden Combat Blade that had a 20m-long blade radiance. Each time he slashed out, a Tentacular Beast would be sliced in two.
“Why so troublesome, watch me!” One icy demoness spoke softly, her eyes gleaming with an iciness, as she blew out at those Tentacular Beasts.
Her breath carried laws and principles of ice, assailing the Tentacular Beasts.
Harlem’s face fell as he roared out, “Do not use any law-based attacks!! These beasts can devour all energy, principle, and laws. Do not even activate your domains!! They can continue to feed and grow off your domains. They can also consume spatial laws, so spatial attacks are useless!”
At this moment, the incoming Tentacular Beasts opened their sharp mandibles and sucked in, immediately taking in the ice-powered attacks. When they absorbed the attacks, 3 of them immediately grew large and spat back out the icy powers at a Type 9 powerhouse, who was instantly turned into chunks of ice and broke apart.
Seeing this, everyone felt their hearts turn cold. When at the Type 9 realm, half-step True God characters could rely on their spatial powers and wills to attack. In terms of close combat, they were also much stronger than Type 8 experts.
However, against these cruel and vicious Tentacular Beasts, they could not help but enter the fray and engaged in close combat.
The Tentacular Beasts were vicious, that most of the Type 9 powerhouses were feeling fear. Some of them were almost taken out immediately when they charged close enough.
Each expert that came in contact with those tentacles would burst apart, before being absorbed by those beasts, consumed in front of everyone else.
Holy Lord Yin He, who had teamed up with Yue Hua, had an expression of despair as he screamed out.
3 Tentacular Beasts pounced towards him, their tentacles smashing into his body, and directly blasting his body apart, before consuming his flesh.
Chapter 1012: Fort of Hope!
Translator: Kun Editor: TheAlliance
With Yin He’s death, Yue Hua’s small group only had herself, Tian Dou, and Bing Feng. Holy Lord Wu Yin had already fallen at the 3rd level, while Yue Zhong had begun to move on his own, thus, the overall strength of this group had diminished greatly.
“Damn beast!!” Bing Feng stared at the Tentacular Beasts and cursed through gritted teeth.
Without any law-based attacks, many of the Type 9 powerhouses were not comfortable. After all, they had lived for thousands of years, and to kill their enemies, they just had to point out and use the atmospheric energy to crush them into minced meat. They had neglected their close-combat skills for a long time.
“I’ll kill you!!”
Bing Feng flashed out, wielding a 10m-long Ice Blade, slashing down at one of the Tentacular Beast. When the blade came slicing down on the armor, it caused a loud ‘dang’, and a 13cm-deep gash was seen. His Ice blade also broke apart.
The body of the Tentacular Beast shuddered, its eight tentacles slapping towards Bing Feng Holy Lord.
As for Bing Feng, the moment his strike failed, he had immediately retreated backward, dodging that dangerous strike.
After dodging that attack, Bing Feng had a look of shock as he stared at it, “That defense is too freaking strong!! I can’t kill it in a single strike! Damn it, it’s supposed to be an ordinary monster!!”
Bing Feng was also after all a powerful character and had killed his fair share of monsters. It was the first time he had seen something with such an obscene defense as the Tentacular Beasts. He finally understood why the True God Harlem would be so cautious of them. It was because they were simply too tough to deal with.
While Bing Feng was collecting his thoughts, there was a sudden burst of blue light from the horde, striking Bing Feng cleanly on the forehead, blasting his head off.
Yue Hua, who had just shouted out, could only stare wide-eyed as Bing Feng was then pounced on and devoured cleanly.
Yue Hua used moon-related abilities, augmenting her attacks, and was well-known for her techniques. However, now that she was restricted, her abilities were lacking, and could only wave her silver Moon Whip to hit the Tentacular Beasts.
As her weapon continued to strike the Tentacular Beasts, they only served to cause loud sound, but not dealing any true damage.
Suddenly, 3 Tentacular Beasts burst forth, charging right at her, as 18 tentacles struck towards her.
Her face fell, and there was a look of despair on her face. She waved her jade-like hands, causing shields to appear, in a bid to defend against those attacks.
When the tentacles struck Yue Hua’s shield, they easily tore the shields apart, continuing towards her body.
During her despair, a silhouette flashed past, grabbing out and blocking the 18 tentacles.
Yue Hua opened her eyes to look closely, and exclaimed with joy, “Yue Zhong!”
Yue Zhong grabbed onto the 18 tentacles, roaring with rage as he tugged forcefully, causing all 3 to fly off the ground and towards him.
The Holy Light Wings flapped, and he shot towards them, his fists punching out at one. Instantly, that Tentacular Beast was blasted into many parts, blue blood flowing everywhere.
After that, he could sense a powerful amount of life force being absorbed into his body, increasing his strength once more.
Feeling energized, Yue Zhong shot into the group of Tentacular Beasts fearlessly, as he punched out one by one, directly killing those beasts.
Yue Hua watched in amazement as Yue Zhong tore through the Tentacular Beasts like it was nothing, her heart full of shock, “Strong!! He’s too strong!!”
Those Tentacular Beasts were not easy to kill even with the Type 9 powerhouses giving their all, and yet, they could not withstand a single fist from Yue Zhong. His might was apparent.
Other than him, many other half-step True God experts had also pulled out their Gold-Grade weapons, attacking the Tentacular Beasts.
Under the circumstances where laws and domains could not be used, only Gold-Grade weapons could be used to kill these Tentacular Beasts.
As Harlem fought, he laughed out, “Heh! Not bad!! Really decent! Seems like there are a few good seedlings here, we should be able to hold out for even longer.”
Since he was a True God expert, even if he did not turn around to see, he could still assess the surroundings while he fought. He could discern the situation of each small skirmish clearly.
With the threat of death looming over them, the experts of the various races began to unleash their potential, forcefully slaughtering hundreds of those beasts that tried to block their way.
When they broke out of the encirclement, the group followed Harlem and fled, finally escaping from this region of death.
The group continued to flee madly, after running for over 10,000 kilometers, they finally came to a fort.
Harlem gazed at the pure white fort, his eyes filled with a complicated gaze as he spoke, “This is the only safe point of gathering for us, and the only safe point in this world.”
The group stared at the tower, noticing that it was as high as about a hundred meters, and encompassed a region of over 1,000 sqm. Each space had a cannon.
One Ice Demoness asked Harlem, “Sir, didn’t you say that laws and energy-based attacks were ineffective against those Tentacular Beasts? What’s the use of so many curtains?”
Everyone turned to look at Harlem.
He explained, “True, our energy-based attacks have no way of hurting those Tentacular Beasts, only serving to strengthen them. However, those Gold-Grade weapons could release devastating blows and can kill those beasts. However, the reason why our powers cannot hurt them is that the concentration of our powers is not enough. As for gold-grade Treasures, they are different. They are a condensation of the strength, thus, those beasts cannot suck anything from the weapons.”
They all nodded and swiftly came to the bottom of the fort.
A number of beams shot out, falling upon them, and directly transporting them into the fort.
Inside, there were flora and fauna, with lush green trees, and an artificial sun, radiating brightly upon the land, giving life.
A few young men and woman from various races gazed at Yue Zhong and the rest curiously.
Yue Zhong swept his divine sense out and was shocked. These young people were all at the Type 7 realm above, with no shortage of Type 8 and Type 9 experts.
At this time, a goat-head True Devil-expert with a pair of Devil wings walked over, “Harlem, you’re back. How’s the result this time?”
Harlem chuckled, “Qi Yang, just so-so, there are 80 half-step True God-experts, 43 Type 9 experts. There are also 56 gold-grade treasures and no Type 10 powerhouses.”
The total number of experts that had entered the Tower of Babel at the start was over 8 billion, yet, those who truly reached the 6th Level were only a total of 123. The rest had fallen along the way.
Of the 43 alive Type 9 experts, 8 of them had been at the edge of the Type 7 and Type 8 realm. Having gone through the baptism of the Tower, they had swiftly broken through to the Type 9 realm and did not take part in most of the conflicts, thus surviving till now.
Qi Yang frowned slightly, “No Type 10? That’s going to be a problem. The Tentacular Beasts have begun to surround the Universe Tree. If we don’t take care of those nests, then the Fort of Hope would lose its final energy source. We only have about 50 Type 10 experts left, how are we going to tide through this?” Yue Hua suddenly asked out, “May I ask if you guys can shed some light, where is this place?”
Although everyone had followed Harlem to the Fort, they were still filled with doubt and uncertainty towards the 6th Level and wanted to know what the situation was.
Qi Yang and Harlem exchanged a look and discussed through their divine senses.
Qi Yang then opened his mouth, “This is the 6th Level of the Tower of Babel, and it happens to be a world beyond the Great God World and the 800 worlds. This planet is called the Tentacular Planet, the mother planet of those beasts. Our current location is somewhere an unknown galaxy of the West Wood Constellation.”
Qi Yang had a solemn expression, “The world we were in was a huge cage. Everything within, including you and me, are just considered lab tests for the entity called God. Us Type 10 experts might call ourselves True Gods, with our indestructible godly souls, however, compared to the real God, we are weak, nothing in fact.”
He continued, “That entity called God has the strongest gold-grade treasure, basically, the number one godly weapon, the God-Devil System. Nothing within the 800 worlds could escape his attention. He could make use of it to create an entire race and help that race to become an intelligent species within a year. He could also wipe out an entire race in the blink of an eye.”
When Yue Zhong heard this, his heart sank and he thought about all that had happened on Earth. In this short year, Earth had truly undergone shocking changes. Zombies, Mutant Beasts, the Sea Clan, these had all evolved within a year and had gone against the natural laws of evolution. It was truly heaven-defying. He had come across a record of an Ancient True God from the books of the Holy Heavens. In the past, there were many True God experts in Holy Heavens, and they were all invincible, possessing power that could flip entire worlds. However, none of them could possibly grow or nurture an entire species of intelligent beings within a year.
Furthermore, when he thought back to the point when it all changed, his body had been plucked out of time, and everything felt like it was silent. That sort of terrifying strength supported the theory that God even had control over time.
Time was a mysterious and terrifying force. It was a law that even the ancient True God experts had no way of comprehending. In a battle between God-class experts, it could take a second for the victor to be clear. That was how terrifying the power of time was.
The God-Devil System could actually pause everyone on Earth. That sort of strength was simply too terrifying. Even when Yue Zhong reached the True God level, he would not be remotely close to that level of strength.
“The Tower of Babel is also another powerful Treasure by that entity called God. Through it, many could evolve quickly, reaching the Type 9 realm, and transported to this Tentacular Planet. At the same time, the moment we walk out of the Tower of Babel, we have truly escaped from the 800 worlds. Other than an Oracle, the God-Devil System has no hold over us. This place might be true freedom, but it could also be said as another cage that we’ve landed in.”
“On this Tentacular Planet, there are too many Tentacular Beasts to count. What you guys have seen were just the lower-level ones. Among them, there are even the King-class Tentacular Beasts. There might not be many of them, but every single one of them surpasses a True God expert, and when coupled with the endless horde, we are incapable of taking them on.”
Qi Yang continued, “We have lived for over 100,000 years here, and at the peak of our strength, we had 13 Type 10 experts, over 8,000 Type 9 powerhouses. However, after fighting for so long, we are down to 5 Type 10 experts, and barely 500 Type 9 powerhouses.”
Hearing Qi Yang’s words, the faces of everyone who had just arrived turned ashen.
If a true God expert were to appear in the Great God World or the rest of the 800 worlds, he or she could become the overlord and would be immortal. However, to think that 8 of such existences had fallen here in this Tentacular Planet. They were just Type 9 experts, at the most, they were equivalent to high-quality cannon fodder.
Many of them were filled with regret at this point. In the 800 worlds, they were considered lords and had numerous subordinates. Yet, in order to break through, they had risked their lives to barge through the Tower of Babel. In the end, after paying such high prices, they had actually come to an even more dangerous region, it was no wonder that they were filled with endless regret.
Yue Hua’s brows arched as she asked, “Sir Qi Yang, I see that this Fort of Hope is full of energy and resources. Sir Harlem had also mentioned that this is the absolute safest place. Why do we still need to head out and clash with those Tentacular Beasts? If we stay inside here and train to the Type 10 stage, then head out to slaughter those beasts outside, wouldn’t that work?”
The Fort of Hope was formed from some technology, filled with abundant Qi, which Earth could not even compare to. The only other comparable place was the Tower of Babel itself.
Since the party had just gone through the baptism of the Tower, they had understood many things and obtained great rewards. If they were to hole up in this Fort of Hope for a few tens of thousands of years, they might break through to the Type 10 realm. A half-step True God expert already had an indestructible soul, and even if they were to cultivate for hundreds and thousands of years, they would not die. Their lifespans were generally over a million years.
It was because of this, that among the numerous worlds, there were a few half-steps True Gods who did not enter the Tower of Babel, because they could still afford to wait, and did not want to risk their lives.
Qi Yang shook his head, “Not possible! The energy source of this Fort of Hope comes from the single Universe Tree on this planet. Every once in a while, the Tentacular Beasts would gather and nest around the tree. Once they are successful, they would suck and absorb the energy from the tree, becoming stronger and evolving constantly. If we were to lose the Universe Tree, then this Fort of Hope would lose its strength, and lose the ability to protect us. At that time, we would have to fight the Tentacular Beasts with no safe base. On this treacherous planet, that’s basically a death sentence.
One Ghost Race cultivator, who had a ghostly visage and his entire body covered in scales, asked, “Sir Qi Yang, then, is there any way that will allow us to return to the Great God World?”
The moment these words came out, everyone looked to Qi Yang. Having seen the cruelty and harshness of the environment here, many had started to harbor thoughts of returning to the 800 worlds.
Once they return, they would become peak experts in their own worlds.
Qi Yang smirked, “Yes, according to the rumors, at the peak of the Universe Tree, there’s an entrance to the other side of the Tower of Babel. If you pass through that, you should be able to transcend space and head back to the Great God World. However, here’s a word of reminder. Half-step True Gods, as well as True Gods, would not be able to use that tunnel. Furthermore, those that use the tunnel would have their memories controlled by the God-Devil System, and would forget everything that transpired here.”
Everyone exchanged looks and finally understood why in the past, each time the Tower of Babel opened, there would be a few fortunate survivors, with huge leaps in strength. However, there were no half-step True Gods or True Gods that returned.
Qi Yang laughed mildly, and continued, “There’s an additional bad news. Once the Tentacular Beasts destroy the Universe tree, there would be a wormhole straight to the Great God World, and they can make use of it to enter the Great God World as well as the rest of the 800 worlds. At that time, everything will be destroyed by them. Even if you guys escape back now, it is just prolonging the inevitable. There are about 1.1 billion Tentacular Beasts on this planet,because they lack flesh and blood, thus they can only maintain such a number. If they could consume more, they would multiply quickly, reaching 5 billion within a year.”
Hearing this, everyone felt their scalps turn numb. Those Tentacular Beasts were truly terrifying, if they were to reach 5 billion, then nothing in the Great God World or the 800 worlds would be their match.
Yue Hua asked curiously, “Sir Qi Yang, may I ask where does your information come from?”
Qi Yang did not reply, instead, turning around to walk, and said, “Come with me!”
The rest could only follow him towards a palace.
Inside the vast palace, there was a gold pillar with spirals going all around, and it was embedded with many palm-sized white stones, emitting a sacred and powerful aura. Qi Yang looked at it with a complicated gaze, “This is a branch of the God-Devil System, the Exchange System. We gain our knowledge from here.”
Qi Yang turned to it and spoke indifferently, “Come out, it’s me, Qi Yang!”
From within the pillar, there was a flash of golden, sacred light, turning to form a beautiful woman, with long, black hair reaching her waist, her features exquisite, and her proportions following the golden ratio.
She smiled gently, “Mr. Qi Yang, how do you do, what do you want to exchange this time?”
Qi Yang pointed to the beauty and spoke indifferently, “This is the sentient program of the God-Devil System, you can think of it as a Treasure spirit. With the nuclei obtained from the Tentacular Beasts, you can exchange all sorts of gold-grade treasures, information, and knowledge. Our information was gained through her.”
The beautiful woman smiled charmingly, “How do you do. I’m the spirit of the God-Devil System, or an A.I., so as to speak. Master usually calls me Light. You can exchange Tentacular Beasts nuclei for anything with me, including food, natural treasures, gold-grade treasures, laws and Daos, information, and even cultural knowledge.”
Light’s eyes then flashed, sending beams of black light into the consciousness of everybody present, imprinting the exchange rates on them, “This is the list of exchange rates, please accept it!”
In a flash, Yue Zhong understood what he could exchange.
There were all sorts of items within the exchange system, with uncountable Gold-Grade treasures. Even the Gold Battle Armor on Yue Zhong could be exchanged. There were even Mechs with strength surpassing Type 10 experts. However, depending on the items, the exchange value was different. A gold-grade treasure would usually cost about 100,000 nuclei and above. As for the Mech that could surpass Type 10 experts, it required a million nuclei or a single King-class nucleus. It was truly precious.
Yue Zhong eyed the God-Devil System A.I., his fists clenched tight as he took in a deep breath, and without hesitation, he stepped up to ask, “Light, why, why did your Master make Earth go through those changes?!” After the apocalypse, over 1 billion people had died, and the rest had suffered terribly.
Along the way, Yue Zhong had seen many tragedies, broken families, betrayals, cannibals, and all sorts of horrendous things. These were all engraved deeply in his mind. As a result, he had become a hardened tyrant and seemed stone-cold at times, but in truth, in the deepest parts of his heart, he had always been furious about the state of matters. It was anger from his conscience as a human being.
Light chuckled, “Please pay the price of 1 nucleus.” Yue Zhong waved his hand and threw a Tentacular Beast nucleus at her. When battling those beasts earlier, Yue Zhong had seen Harlem picking up those nuclei, thus, he took the opportunity to pick up a few as well.
When the nucleus touched Light, it disappeared immediately.
Light then smiled and spoke slowly but clearly, “Master had ordered for the Earth to undergo changes in order to allow the life forms on it to evolve. It would create powerful soldiers and warriors, at the same time, he could gain joy from seeing the growth of humans. Mr. Yue Zhong, if those things did not happen, you would not have evolved to this stage.”
‘Based on your standing at that point in time, your knowledge, character, psychology, and overall health, I can compute your fate. You would have struggled for 20 years, becoming a general manager of a company worth 1.5million in assets, married to Lu Wen. Both of you would have a son, and you will live to the age of 76 and die. Your friends would become ordinary members of society, without the strength, status, nor power they have now.”
“Now, you’re an expert at the peak of the Type 9 realm. According to the classifications of the Great God World, there is something called the half-step True God stage. You’re just one step away from the Type 10 realm. Please continue to strive hard, you’re looked upon favorably! Within this batch of survivors of the Tower of Babel, there’s only Yue Zhong, Lei Huang, Balthazar, Brendan, and Radford with chances of becoming a Type 10 expert within 10,000 years. As for the rest, without fortuituous encounters, it would be impossible.”
“Those who I have called out, please do not be arrogant. These 10,000 estimate refers to the constant battle against the Tentacular Beasts and exchanging the nuclei with all sorts of evolution resources. If you want to cultivate within the Fort of Hope, then even if you cultivate for 100,000 years, there’s no chance of breaking through.”
Hearing those words from Light, everyone trembled and looked to the 5 of them who were called with gazes of envy and jealousy.
As for the 5 experts, other than Yue Zhong, they revealed expressions of joy. They had fought so hard in order to become a Type 10 expert. Now, there was a ray of hope, they were naturally ecstatic. Within the Great God World, even if they cultivated for 100,000 years, they would not be able to reach the True God realm. Yue Zhong suddenly asked, “Light, is your Master capable of wiping out all the Tentacular Beasts?”
He immediately threw one over.
Light replied in a short and precise manner, “Yes!”
After a moment, Yue Zhong discovered that Light was not as fluent as earlier, and had a strange feeling. Yue Zhong then spoke solemnly, “I want to meet your Master, what are the requirements?”
Again, he threw one over.
There was a strange glint in her eyes, as she smiled, “On this planet, there are 9 Tentacular King Beasts, and 3 Tentacular Queen Beasts. As long as you can take them out, I can take you to meet Master.”
After that, she sent out a beam of black light to everyone, “This is the map containing information on the positions of those powerful beasts that I mentioned.”
Light laughed, “If there’re no further questions, I’ll be making a move. When you have enough Tentacular Nuclei, you can summon me once more to conduct exchanges.” She then disappeared into motes of light.
When she left, there was a hint of fury in Yue Zhong’s eyes, “To create powerful soldiers, he could easily sacrifice a billion lives?! Damn it, I’m still too weak. When I’ve evolved enough, I will make sure to teach that fucker a lesson!!”
Yue Zhong might be at the half-step True God stage, but in front of the expert who had the God-Devil System, he was still too weak. He did not know how strong the other part was, but he knew that even a Type 10 expert was nothing to that fellow.
After all, there were plenty of Type 10 Mechs, Type 10 Mutant Beasts and monsters in the exchange system. It was obvious that the owner of the God-Devil System could create such powerful beings. Yue Zhong was still a weakling. Yue Zhong also only dared to show his temper after the A.I. left.
Qi Yang smiled warmly at everyone, “Come, let’s all go celebrate, the arrival of our new members. Everyone can get to know one another. Haha!”
The Devil Race might be selfish and had their own motivations, but Qi Yang had already become a Type 10 expert and protected the Fort of Hope for so many years, thus, he had grown past all schemes and selfish ambitions.
To him right now, surviving, evolving, and becoming stronger, was the only goal to chase after. With powerful allies, they could all survive better.
Inside the Fort, the Type 9 experts numbered less than 500, but those below that realm were over a million.
In a vast square, there were many crystal tables, as the hundreds of Type 9 experts sat to enjoy delicious food.
Beautiful women of each race were dancing on the stage, to the sound of melodious music, as though it was heaven on earth.
At the head of each table, there were 10 seats, of which, the 5 great Type 10 experts, as well as the 5 half-step True Gods that Light had announced to have the greatest hope of breaking through.
The 5 great heads of the Fort were Harlem of the Human Race, Qi Yang of the Evil Devil Race, Gui Li of the Man-Eater Race, Zu Hua of the Beast Race, and Lie Yan of the Stone Race.
Yue Zhong and Lei Huang were humans, thus, they were closer to Harlem, and sat near him.
Yue Zhong suddenly asked, “Sir Harlem, why is that the people here are so little?”
The Fort had stood for millions of years, and under such circumstances, it had produced all sorts of life forms, and yet, there were only a million-odd people. It was mysterious.
Harlem put down his wine glass and sighed deeply, a sunken look in his eyes, “The people here are restricted by the Fort. It can only accommodate 1,110,000 people. If the inhabitants exceed this amount, us Type 10 experts would not be able to absorb the energy and would become weaker. Hence, we can only control the population. There’s a rule here, that if one does not become a Type 9 expert in 500 years, and is not needed by any Type 9 powerhouse, they would be abandoned.”
When Yue Zhong heard this, his heart shuddered. Abandoned, naturally meant given up on and left for dead. After all, the heads of the Fort would not allow anyone to leave the Fort to become food for the Tentacular Beasts.
It seemed that the Fort of Hope was also a cruel place. Lei Huang downed the contents of his glass, and asked, “Sir Harlem, when are we moving out to deal with the nesting problem?”
Harlem replied, “7 days! The nesting requires 10 days at least, and the 7th day is usually the most critical period. Most of the strength would be concentrated within the nests, and it is the moment that they were weakest. That’s the only chance we have to deal with their nest.”
After the banquet was over, Yue Zhong came up to the exchange system once more.
When he arrived, there was a flash of light, as Light materialized, and revealed a brilliant smile, “How do you do, Yue Zhong, or should I say, Oracle? May I ask, what do you intend to exchange for?”
Yue Zhong waved his hands, throwing 24 nuclei to her, “I want to exchange for 24 years’ worth of time to cultivate, one hour for a year.”
The God-Devil System was beyond any Gold-grade treasure, and one of the most important reason was that it controlled time. In the exchange system, there was the option of exchanging for cultivation time. The exchange rates were as follows, 1 hour: 1 year, or 1 hour: 10 years, and even more. Of course, the stronger the rate, the more nuclei required.
Yue Zhong only had a few Tentacular nuclei, thus, he only had enough to exchange for 24 years.
His speed of improvement had been fast, purely because of his God-Devil Imprint. However, because of his speed, he needed time to consolidate and comprehend his laws and Daos.
Along the way, Yue Zhong had made use of the God-Devil Imprint to evolve, and he could use it to reach the Type 10 realm. However, there are differences even among those in the same realm. Only by going through refining, consolidation of knowledge and information, cultivating diligently, would one become strong.
When he was weak, he had always chased after strength. Now, at the peak, what he needed was knowledge and absorbing of information, truly building a solid foundation, to become a terrifying God-like being.
Light pointed to a number of rooms packed neatly within the palace, and said, “Understood, that is the Room of Time. Once you enter, it will begin, after 24 hours, it will automatically send you out.”
Yue Zhong walked in immediately and began to sift through all the knowledge he obtained in the Tower of Babel.
As he cultivated, he sank in deep and lost track of himself. In a flash, 24 years had gone past.
Outside, it had only been a day, and the Room of Time automatically opened up to send Yue Zhong.
When Yue Zhong was sent out, he opened up his eyes slowly, revealing a glint of wisdom.
As he came to clarity, he exchanged for a device that could search for Tentacular Beasts and chose to leave the Fort of Hope, hunting those beasts.
He did not head for the nests immediately, instead, choosing to hunt outside the nests. He would conduct sneak attacks and retreat quickly from time to time.
On this planet, there were countless beasts roaming about. Only a horde or the King Beasts had the ability to kill Yue Zhong. Other than that, the rest of the weaker beasts and smaller groups served to become his prey.
After hunting enough beasts, he would return to the Fort of Hope and enter the Room of Time to cultivate.
7 days passed quickly. The Room of Time that Yue Zhong was in opened up, and he walked out slowly, his gaze filled with a deep and profound look. His current understanding was more than a hundred times deeper than 7 days before. At the same time, his strength had increased exponentially.
“Yue Zhong, are you out?” Qi Yang looked at Yue Zhong before his brows arched, and there was a sharp look, “Ah? You look somewhat different.”
Qi Yang could tell that Yue Zhong had undergone some changes. Before his closed-door cultivation, Yue Zhong had looked like a sharp, unsheathed blade, full of killing intent and strength. However, after the hundred years within the Room of Time, Yue Zhong had become unfathomable even to Qi Yang.
Harlem swept Yue Zhong a look as well, before urging, “Come on, our target are the nests, we don’t have time to waste!”
Everyone was looking to destroy the nests, and every single minute and second was precious. Harlem could not bother about Yue Zhong’s training progress.
Breaking through to the Type 10 realm from the Great Circle of the Type 9 realm was not easy, even if one cultivated for 10,000 years. Even if Yue Zhong had improved by a small step, it would likely not affect the battle much.
Soon, 5 battleships of over 10,000m, their frames entirely in white, equipped countless E-Grade cannons flew out, heading towards the nests.
These 5 E-Grade Battleships were the true treasures left behind in this Fort of Hope from the numerous generations before.
Their speed was terrifying, the moment they opened their throttles, the distance crossed was over a million kilometers. They soon appeared about 150km away from the Universe Tree.
Qi Yang spoke solemnly, “We’ve reached!”
At that instant, the hull contorted and disappeared entirely, allowing the people within to look at the huge Universe Tree. It stood over a thousand kilometers tall, reaching past the clouds, as though poking straight into the galaxy. It was filled with lush green leaves.
Countless green light beams shot out from the ground, flowing along with the Universe Tree towards the sky. It was extremely beautiful and captivating.
Harlem eyed the Universe Tree and spoke, “This is the Universe Tree, the divine tree supporting the Fort of Hope. Normally, there are strong self-defense mechanisms, and no living beings can get near. However, every 100 years, there would be a period of weakness. During this period, it is unable to prevent the Tentacular Beasts from absorbing its strength and energy. This is also your only way of heading back to the Great God World.”
Hearing those words, many Type 9 experts became excited, eyeing the Universe Tree with passion.
Those experts who could exit from the Tower of Babel, all of them had attained some incredible benefits. If they could return to the Great God World or any of the 800 worlds, they would become peak experts, wielding incredible authority and power. If they remained here, they would just be cannon fodder.
Around the Universe Tree, there were 3 huge holes with unknown depths, and countless Tentacular Beasts crawling all around.
Their perception was terrifying, immediately catching the scent of the 5 E-Grade Battleships a 100 kilometer away. Numerous Tentacular Beasts began to pour out of the 3 nests, pouncing towards the direction of the 5 E-Grade Battleships.
Outside the nests, the ground rumbled as countless Tentacular Beasts poured, charging towards their directions.
Other than them, there were even some flying-types that had dragon-like wings, soaring through the skies.
The terrifying horde was heading over.
Seeing the numbers coming at them both from land and air, everyone felt a chill in their heart. Lei Huang and the rest finally understood why there would be so many True God experts that had fallen.
These Tentacular Beasts were not ants that could be squashed to death. Even a Type 10 expert would not be able to utilize the atmospheric energy or Qi to squash them. Instead, it had to be done through melee combat.
If it were in the Great God World, a True God expert could wipe out everything in a thousand kilometers radius, other than Type 9 experts. That was truly terrifying.
From afar, those Tentacular Beasts opened their mandibles, firing blue beams towards the 5 E-Grade Battleships.
The 5 E-Grade Battleships flashed and opened up their energy shields, withstanding the blue beams.
At the same time, the cannons on the ships also began to fire back at the Tentacular Beasts.
Under the barrage of attacks, many Tentacular Beasts were punched full of holes, and fresh blood dyed the ground.
At the same time, a number of silver balls were fired out towards the horde.
The moment these silver mechanical balls soared out, they extended to form silver Mech Beasts with 2 blades at their sides, wings on their backs, and their 4 limbs powerful.
The moment those silver Mech Beasts landed on the ground, they charged straight right for the Tentacular Beasts, and both sides began to engage in a vicious clash.
Soon, the battlefield was filled with broken parts and flesh.
These silver Mech Beasts were all composed of the most advanced nano cells, as long as their smart chips were intact, they could fight on indefinitely. On the ground, it seemed as though the Mech Beasts had the advantage. However, in terms of numbers, the Tentacular Beasts held the advantage. From time to time, more beasts would pour out from the nests, tearing the Mech Beasts apart.
The Tentacular Beasts were truly savage, consuming everything and anything. They could even digest rocks, turning them into energy to survive. It was because of this that they could survive on this cruel and harsh planet.
Qi Yang was solemn, “They had already built 3 nests. The 9 King-class Beasts and 3 Queen Beasts are inside. This time, we have to focus our forces on one particular nest and destroy it first. Lie Yan, I’ll leave the command here to you. This is our only chance to focus on the nest.”
In the face of the horde of Tentacular Beasts, the experts were definitely not a match for them. The best strategy was to focus all their strength on destroying a nest, only then they would have a chance for success.
Lie Yan, who was over 4m-tall, his whole body forged from crystal fire jade, nodded, “Alright, leave it to me.”
Quickly, all the Type 9 experts equipped their Gold-Grade armor and weapons and followed the 4 True God experts out of the battleship.
Over the countless years, the Fort of Hope had accumulated many Gold-Grade weapons and equipment. Although in the course of battles, many of them were damaged, they were still of the Gold-Grade, thus, they were naturally stronger than most of the other equipment that the Type 9 experts had.
At that moment, the 5 E-Grade Battleships focused their fire and shot out at one nest.
Those cannons were capable of injuring a True God expert seriously, or even killing one, thus the Tentacular Beasts could not withstand those beams.
Under the assault of those 5 beams, everywhere the beam touched was vaporized, and over a million Tentacular Beasts were wiped out in an instant.
When the 5 beams slammed into the nest, it blasted apart, as countless flesh and blood splattered out of it.
A clear tunnel was carved out from that beam, as though a huge trench had been dug out, revealing the massive nest within.
The dense horde of aerial Tentacular Beasts in the air was also vaporized during the beam, revealing a patch of sky.
Yue Zhong looked at the devastation caused, and was filled with shock, “Those cannons are truly powerful. If it was used on Earth, I’m afraid there would be nothing left of Earth.”
The density of this Tentacular Planet was easily more than a hundred times that of Earth, thus its gravity was also more than a hundred times. The cannons of the 5 Battleships had been focused and was enough to cause a 100m-deep tear in the ground. The beam had even pierced through the 1st nest, causing a deep hole. If it was used on Earth, it would likely penetrate through.
Qi Yang hollered once, and turned into a flash towards the nest, “Charge!”
Currently, it was the best to storm the first nest, as those Tentacular Beasts in the way had been eliminated. Otherwise, even a True God expert would find it tough to trudge through the horde.
All the experts flashed and headed towards the first nest. They were clear that time was not on their side.
The might of the 5 E-Grade Battleships was powerful, able to blast through an ordinary planet, however, the cooldown time period was long, requiring at least 24 hours before they could fire again.
The Tentacular Beasts could feel the threat and quickly charged towards Qi Yang and the rest.
As they scrambled over towards the first nest, many of them opened their mandibles and fired out blue beams of light at the experts.
The number of Tentacular Beasts was simply too high, their blue beams almost like rain, leaving them no room to dodge or evade. Many of them were struck in their bodies, but under the protection of their gold-grade armor, they were forced one side.
The stronger experts immediately stood up and continued to charge towards the nest.
The weaker ones or those who were unfortunate were bombarded by the numerous blue beams, and their defensive equipment was torn through, before finally collapsing and the owners ripped apart, dying in a miserable fashion.
Seeing the weaker experts being torn apart by the blue beams, many of the rest felt their hearts turn cold, and their expressions of despair. Most of them were equipped with rare and powerful defensive equipment, but it was still hard to withstand those blue beams. They were talented experts out there as well, however, under the circumstances, they were reminded of their weaker days where they had to struggle and fight for survival.
After paying the price of a dozen experts, Qi Yang managed to lead the rest into the first nest.
Inside, there were many Tentacular Beasts corpses, their blood and dismembered limbs splattered all over the nest.
“Oh right, the nuclei inside the brains are all treasures.”
Yue Zhong looked at the corpse and with a thought, he waved his hands, causing their coprses to fly into his Universe Ring.
The heads of these Tentacular Beasts were incredibly tough, if Yue Zhong wanted to break through them, it would take some strength and time. Under the current circumstances, he could not afford to waste either.
Seeing Yue Zhong keep the heads, the rest also quickly scrambled to collect the heads as well.
Since all Type 9 powerhouses had some comprehension into spatial laws, they could make use of spatial crystals to form spatial treasures. Unfortunately, their treasures could not compare to Yue Zhong’s Universe Ring.
“Make your preparations!” As they charged in for some distance, Qi Yang gazed deep into the first nests, and he just uttered that sentence when his face changed and he barked, “Careful!! It’s a King-class Beast!!”
At this time, there was a powerful energy fluctuation, as 2 thick and coarse blue beams shot out from below, slamming into the group. In an instant, 13 of the experts were vaporized, together with their equipment.
The defense of the Gold-Grade armors was shocking, however, they also had an upper limit. Obviously, the power of those beams had exceeded the threshold.
Seeing this, the rest of the experts felt their scalps go numb, they had finally seen the terror of a King-class Beast. It was something not weaker than a True God expert.
Qi Yang’s eyes lit up as he roared out and charged, while the rest of the True Gods soared deeper in, “2 beams, good chance!! One of them is injured, this is the best opportunity we have. Everyone attack with all your might!”
Everyone was already forced against the wall, hence, they could only grit their teeth and charged further on.
They were all peak experts, and in a breath, they had already reached deeper.
Deep inside the nest, there was a Queen-class Beast, with a pair of sharp claws, its body length over 10km, while 3 other King-class Beasts stood in front of it, each of them 50m in size, with a blue-crystal armor. They had dragon-like wings, 6 powerful legs, and 8 tentacles, their entire bodies covered in sharp spikes.
Currently, one of the King-class Beast had its lower body blasted apart, and it was struggling frantically. The numerous tentacles of the Queen-class Beast were stuck in the body of the King-class Beast, nourishing it and hastening its recovery.
With the nourishment, the wounds of the King-class Beast was healing at a rapid rate, visible to the naked eye.
Inside the nest, other than these 4 great beasts, there were over tens of thousands of Tentacular Beasts. They were larger than ordinary Tentacular Beasts, and the moment they saw the experts arriving, they began to attack.
“Quick!! We have to act quickly to wipe them out. Otherwise, when that King-class Beast recovers, we will be in trouble!”
Qi Yang pulled out a pitch-black statue that was exuding a thick, dark energy. It had 9 Demonic Dragons engraved on it, and he slashed out on his own body, causing some blood to flow into the Gold-Grade Treasure.
Immediately, it lit up, and 9 Demonic Dragons, containing the strength of the Type 10 realm, flapped their wings and soared out of the statue, pouncing towards one of the King-class Beast.
The Tentacular King-Class Beast was vicious, evading and charging towards one of the Demonic Dragons, retaliating with its blades and managed to tear through its body.
The moment the Demonic Dragon was torn apart, it could not reform.
Instead, the remnant energy flowed into the bodies of the 8 other Dragons, causing them to evolve into stronger beings.
At the same time, the tentacles of the King-class Beast shot out like projectiles towards the remaining 8 Demonic Dragons.
The 8 dragons opened their jaws and pounced onto the Tentacular King-class Beast, biting out chunks of bloody flesh, even tearing through a few tentacles in the process.
Both sides went all out in a savage and vicious manner.
The other King-Beast flashed and charged through the group, its blades slashing out, and directly tore through 2 experts and their Gold-Grade Armor, before tearing them apart and swallowing them.
The True God expert of the Man-Eater Race, Gui Li, who was 4m-tall, possessing a single green horn, his entire body covered in green fur, and his visage ferocious and terrifying, had a vicious glint in his eyes before he suddenly transformed. His physique ballooned to a size of over 10m, similar to the Green Tooth Ghosts that Yue Zhong had come across before.
After he transformed, a terrifying aura emitted from him, and in a flash, he had appeared in front of the Tentacular King-class Beast, grabbing one of the tentacles and slammed the beast viciously onto the ground. The Beast True God Zu Hua, who had a True Dragon head, his entire body covered in gold dragon scales, his height of about 3m and his physique powerful, charged right ahead. He appeared in front of that Tentacular Beast and grabbed out, ripping one tentacle away.
Harlem wielded a might gold battleax, looking like a heavenly god as he slashed out at the Tentacular King-class Beast, his strike seemingly capable of ripping space apart.
The Tentacular King-class Beast raised one of its blades, slashing back at the gold battleax, forcefully parrying that slash. At the same time, the rest of its tentacles shot out towards Gui Li, Zu Hua, and Harlem.
The strength of the Tentacular King-class Beast was not to be underestimated. Its tentacles could even injure a True God expert heavily, to the point of death.
Gui Li and Zu Hua channeled their strength, slamming out at the tentacles, blasting them apart.
Under the frenzied assault of 3 True Gods, the Tentacular King-class Beast continued to shudder and tremble, fresh blood flowing, and it lost all energy to retaliate.
Seeing that, everyone’s faces fell, their fear towards the King-class Beast increasing. They had finally understood how terrifying a King-class Beast was.
After all, Harlem and the other 2 were True God warriors. They simply had to lift a finger and they could wipe out a Type 9 expert. No one present could hope to take on the combined attacks of these 3 experts. And yet, even when assaulting the weakened King-class Beast, they had no way of killing it at one go. One could only imagine the true terror of the beast when it was at its peak. 4 True God experts joining hands to take down 2 Tentacular King-class Beasts, while the rest of the experts had to deal with the 10,000-over Tentacular Beasts in the nest. Harlem slashed out at the King-class Beast and yelled, “Zu Hua, you go help those fledglings carve out a path. Quickly eliminate that injured King-class Beast!” Currently, the 3 experts had launched into a flurry of attacks at the Tentacular King-class Beast, causing it grievous injuries. Zu Hua could pry himself away from the battle to assist the Type 9 powerhouses. Those Type 9 experts were not a match for the 10,000-odd Tentacular Beasts. Even if they were equipped with gold-grade treasures, they could not hope to withstand the multitude of attacks. The difference in strength was too great.
Zu Hua did not waste any breath, immediately charging towards the Tentacular Beasts. He channeled his energy, and his claws slashed out with 20m-beams, slicing through the horde of monsters.
Within the space, many Tentacular Beasts fell under the merciless attacks of Zu Hua, their bodies sliced apart and fresh blood flowed.
Many of the experts quickly followed after, charging at those Tentacular Beasts.
A number of them had ranged weapons, firing out at the Tentacular Beasts, tearing them apart.
The Tentacular Beasts were a powerful alien species of the universe, capable of devouring almost anything, including Domains, Laws, Energies, atmospheric Qi, spatial energies, etc. Hence, the comprehension that these powerhouses obtained through the Tower of Babel was basically obsolete in the face of these monsters. However, the Exchange System had its fair share of powerful equipment that could be effective.
The only regret was that their defenses were tough and their regeneration terrifying. It took many hits from those gold-grade treasures just to take one down.
The majority of the rest had close-combat gold-grade weapons. They could only charge in frantically at the horde, displaying their strongest attacks to kill the beasts.
A long, gold-grade train of over 100m appeared, smashing through the horde, slamming into one particular Tentacular Beast viciously, causing its body to burst apart.
After that, the train continued to surge forward, crushing everything in its path, directly turning 20-odd Tentacular Beasts into meat paste.
However, just as it killed about 29 of the beasts, hundreds of tentacles bored down on it, wrapping around that invincible and indestructible item, forcefully holding it in place. The next moment, a dozen Tentacular Beasts slammed into the gold train, causing it to shudder intensely. At the same, many of the beasts began to slash out viciously.
Under those attacks, the gold train that had been invincible and indestructible throughout the 800 worlds finally had a number of dangerous cracks.
The owner was shocked, and hastily channeled his treasure, causing it to billow with more steam, as it tried to shake off the Tentacular Beasts. However, the tentacles were too numerous, and regardless of how the gold train struggled, it had no way of extracting itself.
The gold train needed time to accelerate for its speed and destructive power to be most effective. Once it was impeded by the tentacles, its strength would be reduced greatly. Furthermore, these Tentacular Beasts were much more powerful than those outside. Even True God experts would find it hard to escape from these beasts.
As it was on the verge of breaking apart, Yue Zhong appeared like a specter among the horde, punching out at one of the beasts, instantly turning it into meat paste.
Before the rest of the beasts could react, Yue Zhong punched out continuously, slamming more of them into the ground, before jumping on the train.
He roared out, “Head towards the injured King-class Beast!! Go!! I will protect all of you!!”
Before this, as they all gone through the Tower of Babel, Yue Zhong had great enmity with the owner of this gold train. However, under the current circumstances, they could only join forces.
A clear voice sounded from within, “Alright!”
At the same time, the owner pulled out a gold seed that he had obtained from the Tower of Babel, throwing it at the damaged gold train. The seed emitted a powerful radiance, enveloping the train, and the damages began to repair at a visible rate. At the same time, the speed of the train picked up, and it smashed into the injured Tentacular King-class Beast.
Along the way, hundreds of tentacles continued to writhe around, trying to constrict the train.
Yue Zhong stood on the train, wielding a gold-grade Flame Battle Blade slashing out at the tentacles, slicing them up.
More Tentacular Beasts lunged towards the train viciously.
Yue Zhong ran along the train, slashing out continuously without a break, easily killing the numerous Tentacular Beasts. The other beasts far away felt the threat to their King, and quickly opened up their mandibles, firing out blue beams at the train.
The train radiated brightly, activating its gold-grade shield, forcefully blocking the beams. The train was a gold-grade treasure after all, and its defenses were astonishing. Its shield had negated most of the beams. Only the bladed limbs of the beasts could damage the shield and its body.
The train continued to chug and smash forward mercilessly, bashing through numerous beasts, while Yue Zhong stood on top, wielding his Flame Battle Blade to take care of those that got too close.
In a few breaths, the gold train continued on its track, smashing into the Tentacular King-class Beast that only had its upper body intact.
With a loud blast, the heavily injured beast was slammed to one side, the connections and tentacles filled with nourishment ripped apart. The body of the King-class Beast bled out a little, but other than that, there were no other visible injuries.
At that moment, the beast had finally regained a slight amount of its strength. It let out a weak roar of rage, one tentacle smashing towards the gold train.
With a loud blast, the gold train was smashed and destroyed, half of its carriage entirely devastated. The rest of it was sent soaring back towards the horde of Tentacular Beasts.
Taking the opportunity when the King-class Beast was distracted by the gold train, Yue Zhong’s Holy Light Wings burst open, as he turned into a flash of light and charged right beside the beast. He then slashed down with all his might, the Flame Battle Blade burning brightly.
The blade sliced down, as though meeting an incredibly tough wall, and barely got past the first layer.
In a rage, Yue Zhong roared out, his body tensing up, every single cell bursting forth with power. His strength reached a hundred-fold, as he shouted, “Fusion Slash!!”
At that moment, the Flame Battle Blade seemed to burst forth with terrifying might, causing the carapace of the King-class Beast to burst open, fresh blood splattering everywhere.
This particular move that used the potential of the cells within Yue Zhong’s body to burst forth with strength was a secret move he comprehended in the 100-year closed-cultivation. It was only possible with his God-Devil Physique.
Had he tried to use this move at the Type 8 realm, his body would have burst apart. Even at the half-step True God realm, this move was extremely consuming, and it could only be utilized once, not in a prolonged state.
The blade sliced through the body of the King-class Beast, however, it did not die, instead, letting out a piercing shriek. A tentacle shot out, aiming to strike Yue Zhong viciously.
The blade flashed once more, as his cells burst forth once more with their potential, and in a brilliant gleam of light, the tentacle was sliced off and dropped to the ground.
After slicing through the tentacle, the Holy Light Wings flapped, and Yue Zhong’s speed soared, charging towards the head of the King-class Beast. He then burst forth once more with the Fusion Slash, attacking the head.
Following a miserable scream of agony, the head was torn apart, and the brain inside was incinerated, turning into ash rapidly before the beast died.
With the death of the King-class Beast, there was a thick and abundant mysterious energy that entered Yue Zhong, filled with truths of the universe, not only nourishing him with life force but also a part of the energies, truths, principles and even spatial laws that the King-class Beast had obtained.
After he absorbed the life force, Yue Zhong had a flash of insight, obtaining some conjectures about the Tower of Babel, as well as the Tentacular Planet itself, “So it was like this… the bodies of these Tentacular Beasts are truly amazing. There are some similarities between my God-Devil Physique, God-Devil Imprint, and these beasts. It was likely that the owner of the system had researched on the physiques of these beasts to create the God-Devil Physique. , the ability to absorb everything of the Imprint is similar to these beasts’ abilities to consume everything as well. The difference is that the direction of the God-Devil Imprint is for humans to evolve, absorbing the purest life force, while these Tentacular Beasts absorbed all sorts of energies to fight and nourish themselves. From the perspective of an evolution standpoint, the God-Devil Imprint definitely has an advantage, but from a combat perspective, the Tentacular Beasts are stronger. As long as I absorb enough King-class Beasts, I can combine the best of both worlds, and become even stronger.”
Qi Yang was still holding off the other Tentacular King-class Beast, and when he saw what happened over at Yue Zhong’s end, he was filled with shock, “What?! He actually killed that Tentacular King-class Beast!!! Isn’t this Yue Zhong too overpowered?! Even if he is an Oracle, killing a King-class by himself is just too heaven-defying! The past few Oracles that I’ve seen were also dragons amongst men, but they cannot compare to him!”
Harlem had a similar look of shock, “That’s crazy! This fellow is just at the great Circle of the Type 9 realm, and yet, he had already surpassed us Type 10 experts. It’s the first time seeing such a terrifying existence!”
The Tentacular King-class Beast was a Type 10 life form, at its peak, a single beast could take on 2 Type 10 experts and not be at a disadvantage. This time, even of the strength within the nest had been affected, it was still incredibly vicious, and could suppress Qi Yang.
With such a powerful beast, even if it were injured, it was difficult for a Type 9 powerhouse to be able to injure it with gold-grade equipment, much less kill one. And yet, Yue Zhong was able to do so, causing everyone to be shocked.
After Yue Zhong killed the Tentacular King-class Beast, the numerous Tentacular Beasts became enraged, roaring out and surging forth with even more fervor, pouncing towards Yue Zhong.
The rest of the beasts at a distance had also discarded their targets, opening their mouths to fire out blue beams at Yue Zhong.
The Holy Light Wings on Yue Zhong’s back flashed, and he transformed into a beam of light as he pounced towards the Queen-class Beast.
In a breath, he had appeared on top of it, his cells transforming once more as he slashed down viciously at its head.
That strike was able to cause a deep gash, as large amounts of blood began to pour out.
The head alone of the Tentacular Queen-class Beast was over a few hundred meters in length, thus, Yue Zhong’s attack could only cause a deep gash, and not kill it in a single strike.
Even so, the Queen-class Beast let out an agonized shriek.
It was an egg-producing machine, the core, and nucleus of the Tentacular Beasts. However, its combat abilities were not particularly strong, although its defenses were something to behold.
At that instant, the Tentacular Beasts charged towards Yue Zhong frantically.
The King-class Beast engaged in battle with Qi Yang quickly turned and dashed towards Yue Zhong, while holding up its torn off flesh due to those Demonic Dragons.
The other Tentacular King-class Beast that was held by the other 2 True Gods was immobilized.
Yue Zhong knew his time was little, thus his cells continued to transform, his Flame Battle Blade slashing down repeatedly.
As he was slashing out viciously, the head of the Queen-class was torn through, its blood flowing profusely. After barely a second, Yue Zhong had already destroyed the head and retrieved the nucleus within.
After eliminating the Queen-class Beast, a thick life force thrice that of the King-class Beast surged through Yue Zhong. After he fully absorbed that mysterious and powerful energy, his body began to strengthen once more, evolving towards an even more perfect state.
Having cultivated over a hundred years within the Room of Time, Yue Zhong had obtained all sorts of knowledge and understood the techniques to transform his body. He had also truly grasped the miraculous properties of his God-Devil Physique. It was because of this that he could help his body achieve the next step in evolution quickly.
At the moment that Yue Zhong slaughtered the Queen-class Beast, the King-class Beast had arrived in front of Yue Zhong, slashing out savagely.
The same instant, Yue Zhong turned around, his Flame Battle Blade searing as it met the King-class Beast’s strike.
With a loud explosion, Yue Zhong was sent flying back a few meters, but he deftly leaped into the Tentacular Beast horde and took out more of them.
“He blocked it!! He actually blocked the attack of a King-class!! That’s terrifying!! He’s obviously not at the True God realm yet, how could he do it?!”
Seeing Yue Zhong block the strike, many of the experts were all taken aback, their faces filled with disbelief.
The all-out attack of the King-class Beast could even surpass that of Harlem and the other Type 10 experts. To think that Yue Zhong could actually block it, meant that his combat ability had even surpassed that of Harlem and the rest.
At the moment of the Queen-class Beast’s death, its abdomen burst apart, as countless fist-sized Tentacular Beasts crawled out, escaping through countless channels. They were not yet matured, but as long as one got out, it was possible for one of them to evolve into another Queen-class Beast.
At the same time, the nest began to break apart, as a bright green energy shot towards the sky, radiating outwards.
When Qi Yang saw this, he shouted, “Flee!!! Once a Queen-class Beast dies, the entire nest will collapse!! The King-class Beasts of the other 2 nests will come over quickly to provide reinforcements!! We have to evacuate now!!”
The moment he finished, he had quickly fled towards the exit.
Harlem and the rest also quickly turned around, fleeing frantically.
The Tentacular King-class Beasts all grew under extreme circumstances, each of them possessing capabilities well beyond Qi Yang and the rest. Since this nest was destroyed, the surrounding King-class Beasts would definitely rush over to provide reinforcements. If they all stayed here, everyone would die without a doubt.
Qi Yang and the rest had already suffered some losses against the King-class Beasts, and a few of their True God comrades in the past had fallen under the siege of those beasts. That sort of despair and the hopeless situation was not something they wanted to relive.
The moment the True Gods turned to flee, the rest of the powerhouses quickly followed after.
The rest of the Tentacular Beasts and the King-class Beast did not even bother about them, instead, they turned to charge at Yue Zhong.
“A bunch of bastards!!”
Yue Zhong stared at the incoming horde, his expression turning ugly. His Holy Light Wings flapped once and while wielding his Flame Battle Blade, he quickly soared out.
The beasts all tried to pounce towards him, their sharp blades slashing out, while their tentacles formed dense nets in a bid to impede Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong waved the blade, slashing out at the numerous Tentacular Beasts, turning them into slices while he continued to charge out in a frenzy.
After absorbing the life force of the Queen-class Beast, Yue Zhong’s combat strength had already exceeded that of a True God powerhouse. He continued to swing his Flame Battle Blade away, carving out a path through slaughter.
As he flew out of the horde, one of the King-class Beasts, which had been heavily injured, slashed out at him with a flash of its bladed limb.
In response, Yue Zhong swung his blade viciously, attacking the bladed limb, and his strength burst out in a terrifying fashion. The resulting force from the collision forced Yue Zhong backward from the horde.
Within a breath, countless beasts pounced towards Yue Zhong, their sharp blades aiming for his face.
Their blades were sharp and numerous, even the Gold Battle Armor would not be able to resist that sort of damage.
In mid-air, the wings on Yue Zhong’s back flapped and he twisted to evade many of the beasts, slashing out with his Flame Battle Blade, taking out many of them.
The King-class Beast continued to chase after Yue Zhong in a frenzy. Each time he tried to escape from the horde, the beast would send out its tentacles to slap Yue Zhong back into the horde.
The other King-class Beast continued to lay on the ground silently, slowly extracting some blue light from the ground, its strength recovering to a terrifying extent.
Each King-class Beast could take on 2 True God experts like Qi Yang at its peak strength. This time, they had been casting their nests, hence the drop in strength. That was how the True Gods could suppress these King-class Beasts. The moment they recovered their strength, it would spell Yue Zhong’s doom.
Yue Zhong continued to slaughter the Tentacular Beasts, absorbing the life force. However, he was expending much of his stamina and strength every passing second. If this went on, he would definitely fall.
“Save me!!” Right at this time, there was an urgent plea for help within the horde.
“That is! The gold train!! It was still intact?!” Yue Zhong swept out with his sense and discovered the golden train still struggling inside the horde. With a flicker, he charged towards its position, slicing up any beast standing in his way.
In a few breaths, he had appeared in front of the train, which had been battered to a pathetic state. There were only 3 carriages left, and its length was now reduced to about 50m. Many of the Tentacular Beasts were holding it down with their tentacles, slashing down with their bladed limbs, damaging the train.
Yue Zhong transformed into a beam as he slaughtered the beasts nearby. He then leaped on top of it and roared out, “Charge now!”
The gold train blew steam, and the track appeared once more, as it charged forwards frantically.
Yue Zhong continued to slash out in a frenzy, killing any Tentacular Beasts that got too near.
The King-class beast that had been harassing Yue Zhong arrived in front of him, slicing down with its blades, its tentacles also shooting out to hit him.
At that instant, Yue Zhong’s cells transformed once more, his strength bursting out as he charged forward, and slashed out viciously at the Tentacular King-class Beast.
His strength burst out, adding on the intense force of the gold train, both joined together, allowing him to exceed the strength of the Tentacular King-class Beast, forcing the beast to fly away.
Yue Zhong was also knocked back, striking the train hard due to the recoil, causing the gold train to shudder slightly.
The gold train took the chance to push its speed and shot out of the nest.
About 500m away, one King-class Beast rushed over, slashing down viciously at the train.
Forcing down the turmoil within his body, Yue Zhong ignited his cells once more, and the blade in his hands flashed out, slicing out at the blade of the King-class Beast.
With a loud blast, Yue Zhong was sent flying once more due to insufficient strength, as he slammed into the train once more, spitting out a mouthful of blood.
The capabilities of the King-class Beast was extremely terrifying, 2 of the tentacles shot forward, directly slamming into the gold train, causing even more damage, while sending it back towards the nest.
At the entrance of the nest, there were countless Tentacular Beasts swarming all over the place, sealing it shut.
Within the gold train, there was a fearful shout, “The reinforcements have arrived! What do we do, Yue Zhong?”
Yue Zhong swept out with his sense, only to see numerous Tentacular Beasts all gathered outside the entrance, only the nest that was spitting the green lights did not have any beasts. He immediately made the decision, “Head towards that other nest, it could be our only chance!”
The owner of the gold train was a decisive fellow as well, quickly urging his treasure towards the new direction.
The Tentacular Beasts within the nest rushed towards them frantically, in a bid to slam into the gold train.
Yue Zhong stood on top of the train, slashing out at the numerous tentacles.
At that instant, the gold train had charged towards the cave that was emitting green light.
That same moment, the King-class Beast that had been absorbing energy let out an earthshaking roar, as 8 tentacles shot out like lightning.
2 of them wrapped around the gold train, forcefully bring it to a halt. The other 6 tentacles slammed towards Yue Zhong with lightning-speed.
Initially, all 8 tentacles had been broken. However, after absorbing enough strength, it released it out into 8 tentacles. The regeneration ability of the Tentacular King-class Beast was extremely terrifying, surpassing even True God experts. However, the True Gods had indestructible souls, as long as their enemies were not these Tentacular Beasts, they could flee with just their nascent souls alone, before resurrecting.
“Abandon the train and flee!”
Yue Zhong roared out in anger, his body transforming once more, as the Flame Battle Blade blasted out, slicing out at the tentacles of the King-class Beast.
Yue Zhong made use of rebound to send himself towards the green cave.
At the same time, a small figure charged out from the gold train, rushing towards the green cave.
Currently, the entire nest was crawling with Tentacular Beasts, and this green cave was their only chance.
Seeing Yue Zhong charge through the green cave, the rest of the Tentacular Beasts quickly surrounded the place, but they just gathered and did not dare to enter, as though afraid of something.
The recovered King-class Beast let out another furious shriek, the horrifying sounds reverberating through the region.
On the other side, Qi Yang and the rest had been slaughtering their way out after abandoning Yue Zhong and the others, arriving outside of the nest.
“Hahaha!!! Universe Tree!! I’ve been waiting for this day for so many years!!”
At this time, a golden light shot towards the sky, rushing up the Universe Tree like a meteor, aiming for the top.
Eyeing the giant Universe Tree, those Type 9 experts that had not reached the half-step True God realm was full of joy, “The Great God World!! We can make use of the tree to return to the Great God World!”
With this thought, many of them could not wait any longer and charged up the tree in a frenzy.
Qi Yang stared at the fleeing Type 9 powerhouses, laughing coldly, “Bunch of fools!! Let’s go!”
Harlem and the rest eyed the leaving Type 9 powerhouses with cold looks, as they also turned to flee towards the 5 E-Grade Battleships.
Those who had reached the half-step Great God realm were helpless, and could only follow Harlem and the rest. They had obtained their own information through the exchange system, clarifying that whatever Qi Yang and the rest spoke of, and they were indeed unable to make use of the same passage to return. Under the cover of the 5 E-Grade Battleships, the rest swiftly soared back into the battleships. On the other side, after losing the suppressing fire, countless Tentacular Beasts poured out from the 2 nests.
The moment they rushed out, they quickly pounced towards the Type 9 experts.
A number of screams of despair rang out from within the horde, as the Type 9 experts were all torn apart by the beasts, their gold-grade treasures not helping in the slightest.
Without the True God experts to hold the fort, the Type 9 experts were met with a mishap and quickly perished.
Bu Lie saw the struggling experts, his eyes flashing with unwillingness, “Sir Harlem, why don’t we go and save them? If we act now, we should be able to rescue a few.”
Harlem replied with a cold look, “Since they want to go, we will not keep them. If they can break through, it is their own capabilities. If not, it’s their fate. There’s a limit to our strength, and we cannot keep helping them. If you want to, go by yourself then.” Bu Lie noticed that most of the powerhouses present did not share his views, instead, they had a look of schadenfreude. He thus kept silent.
The fact that the Type 9 powerhouses were not willing to stay on to fight caused dissatisfaction among most of the half-step True God experts. They were expressing their unhappiness through this episode. Without the support of the 5 E-Grade Battleships, it was unlikely that many of them could make it past the beast horde.
It was because of this that the number of survivors that return from the Tower of Babel each time was minimal, however, those who did come back had obtained countless treasures and had huge leaps in their strength.
The numbers of the Tentacular Beasts were in the millions, and the dozens of Type 9 experts struggled for barely a while before falling.
Only the golden glint charged close to the peak of the Universe Tree.
Thousands of Tentacular Beasts lunged for that golden beam. “Trash!! Die!!”
There was a roar of rage, as a number of golden bones shot out, piercing the heads of the beasts and accurately destroyed them.
The golden silhouette continued to run, the golden bones blasting out at the heads of the Tentacular Beasts, tearing them apart, while it continued towards the tree.
On the 5 E-Grade Battleships, everyone watched this with a shocked look.
Qi Yang gazed at that beam, his eyes filled with disbelief, “Strong! That fellow’s combat strength should be above the Type 9 realm. However, it’s not quite at the Type 10 realm. Strangely, he’s only at the peak of the Type 9 realm. What’s going on? Harlem? Didn’t you receive all those who ascended?” Harlem also frowned, revealing a pondering expression, “No! That day, I did bring everyone back. Those who did not make it have been confirmed to be corpses, their souls also devoured by the Tentacular Beasts.”
All of a sudden, one half-step True God expert shouted out, “That’s Amano! He’s the Golden Giant God Guardian we came across at the 3rd Level!”
“Amano?! He did not die?! Impossible!! He shouldn’t be alive!!”
“Amano, Golden Giant God? That’s not right! Amano is an expert from the Bone-consuming Ghost Race! How did it become like this?” “…” Hearing Amano’s name, the 5 True God warriors were taken aback, as they began to discuss, and the atmosphere instantly became tense.
At this point, one Evil Devil expert at the half-step True Devil realm asked curiously, “Sir Qi Yang, who is Amano exactly?”
Qi Yang fell silent, before sighing, “A long time ago, Amano was our leader. He led us against the Tentacular Beasts. At that time, we trusted him a lot and killed many beasts. However, after a thousand years, he suddenly schemed to kill all of us, intending to consume us to break through. The Bone-Consuming Ghost Race has a special ability, the consumption of bones would hasten evolution. If he could digest us, he would reach an even higher state. We discovered his ploy and all the Type 10 experts surrounded to attack him. In the end, 6 of us fell in order to kill him.”
At this point, everyone was filled with a chill. The peak strength of Amano was truly shocking. He had taken out 6 other Type 10 experts before he perished. He was truly heaven-defying.
After all, even the peak-strength Tentacular King-class Beast could only suppress 2 True Gods. They were not Amano’s match.
Lie Yan stared at the beam and frowned, “If that fellow truly is Amano, what is he intending to do? A True God expert could not pass through the Universe Tree!” Qi Yang had a look of wisdom as he came up with a conjecture, “Simple, that fellow should be something that was cultivated by the strand of Amano’s indestructible soul. He should be suppressing his realm in order to head back to the Great God World to lord over everything. Once he returns to the Great God World, he would invincible, and no one can resist him.”
Harlem asked solemnly, “Should we stop him? If we do it now, it’s possible to crush his hopes.”
Qi Yang spoke, “Why should we? Once he leaves the Tentacular Planet, he will have nothing to do with us. Even if he is invincible in the Great God World, what does that have to do with us? Even if he tries the Tower of Babel again, who knows how far in the future that would be? By that time, we might not even be alive any longer. Forcefully keeping him here would just breed another strong enemy.”
As a Devil, Qi Yang’s thoughts were usually more self-motivated. In the Fort of Hope, he was nice to Yue Zhong and the rest because there was value in them. Once the value was used up, he would not waste time or energy to bother.
Hearing those words, everyone fell silent.
Lei Huang and the rest wanted to stop Amano, but they had no way of doing so, and could only watch wide-eyed as Amano charged through the peak, making use of the spatial transfer to disappear from this world.
Qi Yang spoke, “Let’s go!! Once the first nest is destroyed, the energy will be at an imbalance. The rest of the nests would crumble after. We can return to the Fort of Hope.”
Under his orders, the 5 E-Grade Battleships immediately turned around, heading towards the Fort.
With the numerous Tentacular Beasts, even the proclaimed-strongest Type 10 powerhouse Amano had not been able to stop them at that time. Qi Yang and the rest were definitely not a match as well. Their aim was to destroy the nests and obtain room for a breather.
Soon, in the void space of the Great God World, a huge hole appeared, as the golden giant frame of Amano stepped through, descending upon the plane.
“I’m back, I’m back from the Tower of Babel. Haha, from today on, I’ll be unstoppable on the path to being a True God! I’ll be invincible throughout the heavens and earth!!” After descending, Amano laughed out loud, however, he swept his right hand a gaze, and noticed a map.
“This is…?” Amano stared at the map with no recollection. However, after a moment’s of hesitation, he tore through space and stepped in the spatial hole. He arrived at a mysterious group of caves, and within them, there was a strange altar. On top of it, there was a black rock.
The moment he stepped into the caves, the black rock shot up and into his sea of consciousness. In an instant, countless memories flowed through his brain.
This was his memory capsule, carrying all of his memories, and was one of his backup plans.
At his peak, he had been capable of countless techniques and was incredibly strong. When the rest had joined forces to take him down, he had set aside countless backup plans, and this was one of them.