Chapter 1208 Yaoyao’s Origin
Chi Jing watched Zhou Yuan standing in the sea flowers. She had never seen him display such emotions over the past few years. The person inside the crystal coffin was clearly very dear to him.
Zhao Yuefu, Xue Qinglong and Yiyan were somewhat puzzled. The atmosphere was rather strange. There were not only two Saint experts but also a mysterious crystal coffin. And what relations.h.i.+p did Zhou Yuan have with the person inside the coffin?
Cang Yuan watched with complicated eyes.
Zhuan Zhu walked over and softly said, “Master, junior brother’s feelings are deep.”
Cang Yuan slowly said, “I never expected this. I was being chased hard by the Sacred Race back then, and had no choice but to temporarily hand Yaoyao over to Zhou Yuan to hide her. Normally speaking, she should not develop feelings for anyone.
“But in the end…she even undid her seal and forced herself into a deep slumber in order to save him.”
Zhuan Zhu sighed. “Love is the most unfathomable word. Even a Saint expert that wields the power to shape the world cannot control a person’s feelings.
“Master, you should tell junior brother about her so he can prepare himself.”
Cang Yuan silently nodded. He glanced at the sky and said, “We won’t be able to avoid trouble when we awaken Yaoyao this time.”
Zhuan Zhu frowned a little. “I was very careful on our way here and made sure to properly wipe away any traces we left. Have we still been found out?”
Cang Yuan said, “Don’t underestimate that old fellow Wan Zu. It is impossible to lose him with your current capabilities. Moreover, he isn’t the only Saint after us. I’m afraid that before you even left, a Saint already laid out billions of sensors in the Tianyuan Region, filling every corner. It is impossibly difficult for you to completely avoid these old foxes.”
Zhuan Zhu chuckled. “It seems there’ll be a battle waiting for us.”
He did not display much fear. Although he was a relatively new Saint and there was definitely a substantial gap between him and a veteran Saint like Wan Zu, at the Saint level, the gap brought by time was not that difficult to overcome.
Once a Saint, everyone was on the same path.
Cang Yuan nodded. “Don’t worry, I’ve also made some preparations of my own. No one will know who will gain the upper hand till the end.”
While he was conversing with Zhuan Zhu, he suddenly saw a beautiful woman slowly approach from the corner of his eye. His expression immediately turned a little rigid as he asked in a low voice, “Why did you bring her?”
Zhuan Zhu also sensed Mu Ni’s approach, causing a trace of cheekiness to flash across his eyes. He solemnly replied, “Didn’t we need reliable teammates? Who is more reliable than Aunt Ni?”
Cang Yuan glared at him, obviously knowing he had done this on purpose. He did not dare to linger a second longer and hastily walked into the sea of flowers, heading straight towards Zhou Yuan.
Mu Ni unhurriedly arrived at Zhuan Zhu’s side. She showed no anger as she watched Cang Yuan escape with his tail between his legs, neither did she move to give chase. She merely chuckled softly and said, “I do want to see where he thinks he can hide.”
Her smile was graceful, but annoyance flashed in the depths of her eyes. Evidently, even a Law Domain expert was ultimately still a woman.
Cang Yuan strode into the sea of flowers, eyes fixed on the young figure beside the crystal coffin as he silently arrived beside Zhou Yuan.
The old man and the young man silently stared at the beauty in the coffin.
Zhou Yuan felt an invisible power spread from Cang Yuan’s body, sealing off the nearby s.p.a.ce such that no one would be able to eavesdrop on their conversation.
Cang Yuan slowly said, “Zhou Yuan, you should have realized over the years that Yaoyao is different, right?”
Zhou Yuan gave a faint nod. Yaoyao was different not only in terms of her otherworldly beauty. Her presence was also as difficult to grasp as the mist. The most shocking thing, however, was that she never cultivated but was somehow always far stronger than him.
There were too many mysteries behind her.
“Yaoyao’s awakening will not be easy. When the time comes, there will surely be Saints experts who will come to stop it. Not everyone wishes for her to awaken.”
Zhou Yuan frowned. “Why are there Saints who do not wish for Yaoyao to awaken? Who exactly is she?”
Cang Yuan’s voice grew distant and old. “I’m afraid that the implications reach far into the past. You have already met the Sacred Race, what do you think about them?”
“Terrifyingly powerful,” answered Zhou Yuan with a grave expression.
Even the five heavens united could not match the Sacred Race. To be blunt, the Sacred Race definitely had the power to exterminate them all.
“But all you have seen of the Sacred Race is merely the tip of the iceberg.” Cang Yuan indifferently said, “However, that is not even the most terrifying thing about them. The most frightening thing about them is that they have…a G.o.d. They call Him the Sacred G.o.d, and He is the strongest power in the Sacred race.”
“G.o.d?!” Zhou Yuan’s pupils shrank. It was a word that brought an indescribable terror. With some difficulty, he finally managed to ask, “Are there really G.o.ds in this world?”
“When the Tianyuan World was formed, the first G.o.d was born: the Ancestral Dragon. From the Ancestral Dragon came the many races.
“However, the Sacred Race did not come from the Ancestral Dragon. They are creations of their Sacred G.o.d.
“His strength surpa.s.ses the Saint stage.
“As long as He exists, it will be impossible to destroy the Sacred Race.”
Zhou Yuan’s scalp turned numb. He had never heard of such things before. This was clearly information that ordinary people had no access to.
“First came the Tianyuan World, then the laws that governed it. The Ancestral Dragon was the first G.o.d to be born, and is thus known as the First. It is the master of the world, and wields ultimate power.
“The Sacred G.o.d was born after the Ancestral Dragon, and is known as the Second. He also possesses unlimited power, but is weaker than the Ancestral Dragon. Thus, he could not become the master of the world and lord over all others.
“The Sacred G.o.d could not accept this and coveted the Ancestral Dragon’s power. However, the Ancestral Dragon had already transformed into the many races. Hence, He needed to exterminate all the races and return everything to its original form, recreating the Ancestral Dragon’s power to make Him the First.
Cang Yuan slowly said, “This is the origin of the conflict between the Sacred Race and the all-races.”
Zhou Yuan gasped a little, finally understanding why the Sacred Race hated the all-races without any possibility of reconciliation. They had been created to exterminate the all-races.
Zhou Yuan could not help but ask, “Since the Sacred Race has such an existence, why didn’t He directly exterminate the all-races?”
“Because He is waiting for the Ancestral Dragon’s will to weaken,” answered Cang Yuan. “Ten thousand years ago, he finally found his opportunity and began the world-ending war.
“Countless people died in that war, and even resources that had acc.u.mulated thousands of years were completely exhausted. In that war, the carnage of the Saints had dyed the entire Tianyuan World red.”
A great sadness filled Cang Yuan’s eyes. “The all-races were utterly defeated. Even our Saints could find only defeat and death in the face of the Sacred G.o.d.”
Zhou Yuan’s mouth fell open, shock filling his eyes. He could not imagine how terrifying that war was. It made even existence as powerful as Saints appear helpless.
“Then…” If the Sacred G.o.d was so terrifying, how did the all-races survive in the end?
Cang Yuan slowly said, “Because of the Ancestral Dragon.
“When nearly all was lost, the Ancestral Dragon’s will surged out from the deepest part of the world and gravely injured the Sacred G.o.d. Only then did the Sacred Race withdraw, saving the all-races from their demise.
“After the war, we finally understood how powerful their G.o.d was. Most importantly, we are incapable of slaying Him…He is a part of the natural order of the world, and only a similar existence can kill Him.”
A bitter smile arose on Cang Yuan’s face. The only G.o.ds in this world were the Ancestral Dragon and the Sacred G.o.d. The Ancestral Dragon had already transformed into the many living things, leaving the Sacred G.o.d as the only G.o.d in existence.
He could imagine how hopeless it had felt for the all-races.
He was not alone. Zhou Yuan also felt despair rise within him. If the Sacred G.o.d was so powerful, how would they stop Him once he revived? From Cang Yuan’s words, the Ancestral Dragon’s will was not eternal.
It could save the all-races once, but not forever.
“After the war, the all-races Saints searched for the power to save the world.
“In the end, after the sacrifice of several Saints, we finally reached the deepest part of the world. It was the final abode of the Ancestral Dragon’s will, and there…we found a beast egg and a strange stone.
“The stone immediately drew our attention, because we sensed a unique life force and…a hint of divinity from it.”
A dazzling light emerged in Cang Yuan’s eyes, a light called hope.
He stared at Zhou Yuan and slowly said, “The stone contained the offspring of the Ancestral Dragon’s will. She was also a G.o.d, and we call Her the Third G.o.d.
“She is the final hope in our war against the Sacred Race.
“That’s right, you should have guessed it by now…
“The guardian beast egg was Tuntun, and the Third G.o.d birthed from the Ancestral Dragon’s will in the strange stone…