The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 321
Chapter 321: Let me join you even in your pain
“What are you doing?” Chi Xing exclaimed as she heard everything that Illusion Fang Lin said. “Are you out of your mind?”
Illusion Fang Lin chose to stay quiet as he did not reply to Chi Xing.
If Chi Xing was stunned, then the other Divine Beasts were also at the similar state. They gritted their teeth, realizing that this guy is out of his head.
“We need to escape now!” Bruno shouted, knowing that Illusion Fang Lin’s words compromised them all.
The Divine Beasts began to transform, but before they could do so, the 5 Fifth Stage Practitioners who just arrived personally started their ‘crackdown’.
“Ugh!” The Divine Beasts grunted as they were pushed down by the power of their visitors.
“You…” Chi Xing glared at Illusion Fang Lin with anger, realizing that this man not trustworthy.
“Seriously, you discovered our ploy now? This is really bad!” One of the Fifth Stage Practitioners said as he clicked his tongue. He had a long, greasy hair and a somewhat irritating hooked nose.
He looked like the type of person who was up to no good with that face of his.
“Tsk, tsk. Sir Florence just have to keep you all calm for 2 more days, and you will all be sacrificed with no pain! But because of your damned curiosity, now there will be change of plans!” The guy with the hooked nose said.
He then looked to the person on his left as he said,
“Change of plans. Tell the higher-ups that the sacrifices discovered that they will be sacrificed. Because of that, we have no choice but to move the ritual. Tell them that instead of 2 days from now, the ritual will be done today!”
“Roger!” The receiver said as he disappeared.
As for the guy with the hooked nose, he smiled as he approached the bounded Divine Beasts.
“Curiosity always kills the curious you know.”
Illusion Fang Lin grimaced as he received the murderous looks from Chi Xing and the other Divine Beasts.
He and the other Divine Beasts were now bounded tightly and was being brought by the ‘visitors’ to their ‘headquarters’.
“You really messed it up this time Fang Lin.” Old Man chuckled as he watched Illusion Fang Lin’s predicament. “Do you really have to do this?”
“Well, I have to move the time of the ritual. The earlier it happens, the better it will be for me.” Illusion Fang Lin replied back.
“You have to know that the trial for Wang Hao will also start 2 days from now. If I let the ritual happen by its usual schedule, it will be harder for me and Wang Hao to gather the materials that we need for that trial. And we will alos have a difficulty in ending the war if the ritual happened at its intended time.”
“Fair point.” Old Man replied.
Illusion Fang Lin avoided Bruno’s menacing glare as he continued mentally talking to Old Man.
“So I made a way to make the summoning ritual happen today, which was the death of Florence. Add some provocative words of mine, and voila, the ritual will actually happen later! Now, the only thing I need to do is to disrupt the trial and start sowing chaos with Wang Hao.”
“Hmph, you better pray that you will be able to disrupt that trial. If not, you and Wang Hao’s ass will be handed by the summoned enemy easily.” Old Man replied with a sneer. “And don’t ask me to fight that enemy. I am just a poor, weak soul who needed sustenance to live. Moral support! I can give you lots of moral support!”
“I really hate this!” Chi Xing muttered as the entourage arrived at their destination.
“It’s a huge castle…. or maybe in this case, a huge palace……” Illusion Fang Lin muttered as he saw the looming structure over him.
The large palace was situated in a wide plain and surrounded by kilometer-tall metal border walls with deadly spikes placed on them.
The plain was covered with magical formations, with Illusion Fang Lin shuddering under their power.
“Hohoho, they have countless Fifth Stage Formations scattered around the palace. Interesting….” Old Man, who was the one who was well-versed in this kind of things, seemed to be impressed at what he saw.
“Killing, trapping, even expelling formations! This place is teeming of it! And form what I can see, the arrangement of all these Fifth Stage Formations allows them to synergize, making it possible to forcefully emulate the effects of few Sixth Stage Formations!”
Old Man seemed to be nodding in approval after observing all the formations around the palace.
“Yeah, yeah, your disciple wants to stop the arrival of an overpowered being, and you are here praising the enemy’s magical formations… How inspiring” Fang Lin drily said as he remonstrated Old Man.
“Oh come on! An intellecutual like me always has to praise innovative things, even if they were made by my enemies!” Old Man defended himself, with his eyes glowing with nostalgia. “Oh I can still remember that time when…”
“Maybe the reason you reached your current state was because you were that naïve.” Illusion Fang Lin shot back. “Now that I think about it, that could actually be the reason….”
“….” This served to shut Old Man up, which allowed Fang Lin to observe the palace in front of him up close.
The walls of the palace were made with rare metals and rocks, with Illusion Fang Lin seeing metals like star platinum or blood adamantium melded with the walls.
Even the windows were made up of rainbow crystals, which made them extremely pretty to look at.
But the most obvious thing from this palace was its size. It around 10 kilometers in height, making it the tallest structure in the whole God Continent!
Even when looking up, Illusion Fang Lin was unable to see the top of the palace.
“What a huge-ass palace. This must the headquarters of the Palace of the Gods.” Illusion Fang Lin muttered as he snorted quietly. “They want to be so domineering that they made a palace 10 kilometers tall? Their higher-ups must be so arrogant!”
The hooked nosed man relished on the surprised expressions of the Divine Beasts. He must have been used on seeing the first timers being awed by the size of the palace.
“Just like what you might have expected, this is the headquarters of the Palace of the Gods. We also call this the Great Church.” The hooked nosed man said as he gave the palace a reverent look.
“Aside from being a symbol of power, this place is also where we praise greatest Gods of this planet! You, all of you should also prostrate! But since you all are about to die, then I guess you can say the last of your prayers here.”
“Ugh, this hooked nose man is starting to get on my nerves… ” Illusion Fang thought sourly as he looked around him.
“So will the ritual happen outside the palace, or inside the palace?”
The practitioner who left the group earlier re-appeared in front of them as he gave a nod to the hook nosed man.
“The higher-ups have been informed by your report. Because of that and other extenuating circumstances, they have decided to perform the ritual right now.”
“Hey, hey, hey! Isn’t that just too fast?” Illusion Fang Lin thought bewilderedly as the other Divine Beasts beside him also appeared shocked.
“Hahahaha!” The hooked nose man could not take it anymore after he saw the despair on Chi Xing and the other Divine Beasts’ face.
“Why so serious? This is your chance to contribute for the God Continent! Do not be afraid of dying! Instead think of your sacrifice….. as your job!”
“Huhuhuhu, we are all done for!” Bruno went down on all fours as he lamented his fate. “Why did this happen to me! I still wanted to have my harem!”
“Yeah, I also wanted to have a harem too.” Illusion Fang Lin replied with a faraway look on his face.
Upon hearing this, Bruno just snorted, looking quite pissed.
“Now, now.” The hooked nose man tried to placate the scared Divine Beasts. “The sacrifice will not be that painful, I swear. You will just be placed inside the formation that we made. That formation will then proceed to suck all of your life juices away to summon our ally from another planet!”
“Oh, that’s actually painful, now that I think about it.” The hooked nosed man said as he gave the Divine Beasts a pitying look.
“But the whole life-sucking process will last for an hour, so at least you have an hour to ruminate about your life goals before dying with a dried-up corpse!”
“No!!!” That was the last straw for Bruno.
He stood up, ignoring the fact that he was surrounded by many presences powerful than him. He ran away, aiming for the gates that leads to the outside.
“Sigh. So you are the comic relief.” The hooked nosed man muttered as he clicked his hands.
“Thud.” Bruno fell into the ground, unmoving, with his whole body unable to even twitch.
The hooked nosed man swept his eyes all over the other divine beasts as he said,
“Try to run, and you will suffer the same fate as this guy. Anyone who tries to run away will be paralyzed by me, unable to move even a single part of their body. Isn’t that a happy way to be in while being sacrificed?”
The scared divine beasts all nodded their heads, except for one who did not seem to take the message seriously.
“Boom!” Illusion Fang Lin ignored what the hooked nosed man said as he also sprinted towards the gates.
Just a second after he started to run, he fell down as he felt himself unable to move his body.
He is now fully paralyzed, just like Bruno.
“Seriously, I just said do not run and yet you did. Are you sick in your head?”