The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 372
Chapter 372: Hot and Steamy Pile of Lava
Wang Hao already heard countless stories about the talent of the Central Divine Emperor. It was said that the current Central Divine Emperor was the strongest expert in the whole Planet Thrae!
That was saying something in a planet full of talented practitioners!
There were very few records of his battles, but this amount did not deter him from obtaining the title of the strongest.
After all, these very few matches about the Central Divine Emperor fighting against powerful Immortals and Gods while he was just at the Dao Domain Stage! And the Central Divine Emperor always won all of his matches!
Now that he was an Immortal, the full extent of his battle prowess was unknown.
That was why everyone in the Planet Thrae gave the mantle of the strongest to the current Central Divine Emperor.
“Tsk. I am sure he got these power-ups from the Central Divine Plane. What a spoiled brat!” Wang Hao muttered irritably as he felt that something about the Central Divine Emperor just irritated him(Really Wang Hao, a spoiled brat? Talk about a dog barking to a wrong tree.).
“I wonder what he wants with me. Does he want to fight me? Well he may be strong, but I ain’t scared of him!” Wang Hao thought with relish as the Central Divine Emperor landed in front of him and Wu Meng.
“Boom!” The ground creaked as the Central Divine Emperor made his presence known. “…….” Now that Wang Hao could see his face, he realized that the Central Divine Emperor actually looked kind and easygoing. His body was lanky, and he was lacking the refinement one should possess as an Emperor.
He certainly looked handsome, but not the handsome Emperor type. “Eh, he actually looks not evil to me.” Wang Hao muttered to himself as Wu Meng hid behind him. Wu Meng was currently injured, so she had to make sure she was safe. The Central Divine Emperor smiled upon seeing their actions as he took a step forward.
Wang Hao pushed his hand forward as he said, “Woah easy there, I just formed an alliance with this lady. Even if she was with the opponents’ side earlier, I will still not allow you to attack her.”
Upon hearing this, the Central Divine Emperor spoke. His voice was deep and reassuring, something that a good speaker possesses. “Do not worry Sir Wang Hao, I am not interested on making any moves on her. My goal in coming here was you, and you alone.” The eyes of the Central Divine Emperor glinted as they solely focused on Wang Hao and Wang Hao alone.
Wang Hao shivered inwardly, thinking that the stare the Central Divine Emperor was giving him was too intense.
So intense that Wang Hao was having second thoughts about the Central Divine Emperor’s orientation. “Don’t tell me he’s into males?” This time, Wang Hao chose to hide behind the injured Wu Meng, as if his fears were more important than Wu Meng’s.
The other two tilted their heads upon seeing Wang Hao’s strange behavior. The Central Divine Emperor just laughed it off as he said, “I swear with my soul that I have no ill intentions against you. Should I contradict this oath, the heavens are free to smite my soul.” His eyes then flashed as he casted a look to Wu Meng.
“Sir Wang Hao, I reckon that this woman also made a soul oath when she allied with you?” “Oh, I forgot about that.” Wang Hao gave a pointed look to Wu Meng, who let out a sigh as she made her soul oath too.
But she gave her soul oath to Wang Hao through Divine Sense, ensuring that the Central Divine Emperor would not get anything related to her request to Wang Hao. “Oh, seems like you are done then.” Upon seeing that Wang Hao visibly relaxed, the Central Divine Emperor flew in the air as he said to the other two, “Please follow me. I need to show Sir Wang Hao something that will greatly interest him.”
“Woosh…” The three of them then blasted through the air, heading straight towards the center of the Immortal Continent.
While in flight, Wang Hao ruminated on the possible scenarios of the current war. With them regrouping with the Central Divine Emperor, Wang Hao was sure that their enemies will not make any sudden moves. They might even ask for advice from their home planet, given the special circumstances happening in Planet Thrae.
“Hmm… so it might take around 8-12 hours before they make a move.” Wang Hao’s eyes flashed as he gave one more discreet look at the Central Divine Emperor. Instead of seeing someone worried about the war, what Wang Hao could see was a playful expression on the Emperor’s face.
“Hmph, these people from the Immortal Continent must have used something to know that they will have no problem for another 8-12 hours.” Wang Hao was sure this was the reason for the Central Divine Emperor’s carefree attitude.
Now, the more important question lingering on Wang Hao’s mind was on what is the request that the Central Divine Emperor wanted on Wang Hao. “Given that we have ‘free time’ for half a day, they must have been looking for ways to strengthen their defenses. What the Central Divine Emperor wanted my help with… could be related to that.”
In no time at all, the three of them arrived at the centermost part of the Immortal Continent. “It’s certainly…. exotic.” Wang Hao said with twitching eyes as he looked at a majestic object in front of him.
It was a volcano, with lava and magma spewing out of its mouth. What was scary was that not only lava and magma came out of the volcano. Lava-clad creatures were also occasionally pouring out of the volcano, with their actions making it obvious that they have murderous intentions on the areas around the volcano.
But these lava creatures did not stand a chance, as there were countless formations covering the place, peppering the lava creatures with numerous attacks. In no time at all, all these lava creatures died off, with none of them able to step out of the base of the volcano.
“So, what is this place?” Wang Hao scratched his head as he looked at the volcano on wonder. “It certainly is a weird place.”
The Central Divine Emperor then smiled as he said, “Oh, this is actually the entrance to the Central Divine Plane.” He pointed to the mouth of the volcano as he continued talking.
“Anyone entering the mouth of the volcano will find themselves in a hidden plane. That plane was what we call the Central Divine Plane. As for the people who can enter that place, only the Central Divine Emperor who holds the Emperor Token can enter this place. But the current Central Divine Emperor can also use the Emperor Token to let other practitioners in too.”
“Ok, now I see.” After seeing these lava creatures, Wang Hao’s evaluation of the Central Divine Emperor improved. As it turns out, the Central Divine Plane was actually not just a hidden plane filled with treasures or valuable herbs.
The Central Divine Plane was actually a hostile place filled with dangerous beings!
Every generation of the Central Divine Emperors that enter this place must have been risking their lives venturing this plane!
That meant that the current Central Divine Emperor was not a spoiled brat, but a battle-honed royalty! “What was the strongest creature inside the Central Divine Plane?” Wang Hao whispered to the Central Divine Emperor as he stared at the volcano in wonder. “A Peak Fifth Stage Dao Domain Practitioner, and even I could not defeat it. My battles with this Lava Being always result in a draw.” The Central Divine Emperor replied sadly as he glared at the volcano in anger.
“Hey, hey, hey.” Wang Hao narrowed his eyes as he gave a withering look to the Central Divine Emperor.
“It was said that you are the strongest practitioner in this planet. How come you could not beat a creature like that?” The Central Divine Emperor gave Wang Hao a sheepish smile as he said, “These beings… they were a bit special.”
“How so?” Wang Hao replied with interest. “Well, these beings were originally invaders who came from another planet. After a brutal and bloody war that wiped out almost all the practitioners in this planet, the remaining practitioners were able to seal these invaders inside a hidden plane. Not only the invaders were sealed inside this plane, but also their weapons and materials.”
“Ohh…” Now Wang Hao started to look at the volcano with more interest. “So these lava beings in the Central Divine Plane came from a different planet then. How could they be so confident in invading this planet? Do they have something that can help them win?”
“Yes, there is.” A hungry look flashed across the Central Divine Emperor’s eyes as he stared at the volcano with anticipation. “It was an extremely powerful weapon that if used by the lava beings, could have spelled defeat for his planet.
But these lava beings were so arrogant that they decided they will only use this weapon in the end of the battle. Because of that, our ancestors were able to seal them.” “Hmmm…..” Wang Hao cupped his chin as he asked the Central Divine Emperor more questions.
“If they have a Fifth Stage Being hidden in the Central Divine Plane, then how come they could not escape? They could just use that weapon of theirs to escape right?” “Oh, the reasons are actually simple.” The Central Divine Emperor pointed at the formations around the volcano as he said, “There are two reasons. First, that weapon of theirs could only be used in special circumstances, and these special circumstances could not be found in the Central Divine Plane. So, that weapon is useless for them.”
“Second is that once these beings come out of the volcano, they will be slaughtered by the formations around the volcano. Inside the Central Divine Plane, they are powerful because of a power boost. But once they leave the Central Divine Plane, they lose that power boost.”
“What power boost it that?” Wang Hao’s second query was quickly answered by the Central Divine Emperor.
“Inside the Central Divine Plane, fire and lave were abundant. In that place, the lava beings’ battle power can jump by at around 1 to 2 stages. That Fifth Stage being I was talking about? It was the most talented Lava Being and the environment inside that Plane allows it to have a high battle prowess.”
“But once they leave the volcano, their battle power will be back to normal, allowing our formations to kill them. Even that Fifth Stage Being was scared to come out because of that limitation.”
The Central Divine Emperor gave the volcano a ridiculing look as he continued talking.
“That was also one of the reasons these lava beings lost when they invaded. Their battle prowess became ordinary once they went on this planet, which led to their eventual defeat”
The Central Divine Emperor concluded his speech merrily as he casted Wang Hao a hopeful look.
“Sir Wang Hao, by this point, you already know my request, right?” Wang Hao let out a sigh as he said, “You want my help to procure the powerful weapon of these lave beings, right?”