Qin Jue was certain that he had definitely not been affected by the illusion just now and had really killed the Eternal Night Emperor. Otherwise, it would have been impossible for him not to have noticed.
Moreover, with the Eternal Night Emperor’s cultivation, it was impossible for him to condense an incarnation at the fifth realm of the Great Void Stage.
But why had the Eternal Night Emperor appeared before him unscathed?
Could it be that he had an immortal body just like the previous Sand Emperor?
“If I tell you, will you guarantee not to kill me in the future?”
The Eternal Night Emperor asked carefully, afraid that Qin Jue would suddenly punch him.
Originally, he thought that he could seriously injure Qin Jue with a sneak attack, but he didn’t expect it to backfire and injure him instead. It was only at this moment that he realized how big the gap between him and Qin Jue was.
“This human is too terrifying.”
“You have no right to negotiate with me now. You can either tell me or die.”
Qin Jue raised his finger and pointed it at the Eternal Night Emperor, as if he would attack if the other party hesitated for even a moment.
“No, no, no. I’ll tell you.”
The Eternal Night Emperor was horrified. “It’s because of the cultivation technique I cultivate!”
Qin Jue was stunned and even more puzzled.
Wasn’t the Eternal Night Emperor cultivating an evil cultivation technique?
The Eternal Night Emperor looked at Qin Jue and explained, “The Spirit Devouring Art is divided into five stages. One ability will be awakened at each stage. The ability at the fifth stage is… the Three Source Bodies.”
At this point, the Eternal Night Emperor secretly glanced at Qin Jue and continued, “After cultivating to the fifth stage, this body will be split and produce two incarnations with the same strength. The one you just killed was one of them.”
The so-called Three Source Bodies simply meant that the three bodies would derive their power from the same source.
In other words, the other two incarnations were almost identical to the original body. Each of them had 100% of the original body’s strength.
A cultivation technique was already considered top-notch if the produced incarnation could possess one-tenth of the original body’s strength. However, the Spirit Devouring Art could even create two incarnations of the same strength as the original body. It was simply unbelievable.
The reason why the Eternal Night Emperor had chosen to cultivate the Spirit Devouring Art back then was because of the various inconceivable abilities inside. In a sense, it was not inferior to the Immortal Divine Scripture that Long Zhen cultivated.
Unfortunately, the Eternal Night Emperor’s talent was limited, and he couldn’t unleash the Spirit Devouring Art to its maximum potential. Otherwise, he would have been even stronger.
After hearing the Eternal Night Emperor’s words, Qin Jue suddenly understood and then revealed a thoughtful expression. “In other words, you’re also an incarnation?”
The Eternal Night Emperor’s body stiffened when he heard this, and he could only brace himself and say, “That’s right.”
Qin Jue was speechless. It turned out that from beginning to end, he had never seen the true body of the Eternal Night Emperor. The body Qin Jue had destroyed previously as well as the current body were all only incarnations.
“Don’t kill me… I can bring you to my original body.”
Seeing Qin Jue’s gloomy face, the Eternal Night Emperor said fearfully, choosing to betray his original body without hesitation.
Qin Jue: “???”
Wasn’t he an incarnation of himself?
An incarnation is capable of betrayal?
As everyone knew, the sentience of the incarnation usually came fr om the original body. No matter what happened, the incarnation was not supposed to betray the original body. So what was going on now?
However, what Qin Jue didn’t know was that because the Eternal Night Emperor’s two incarnations had the same strength as his original body and the cultivation technique he used was special, these incarnations had long since gained sentience. As time passed, they would naturally be unwilling to submit to the original body.
Although the original body had a natural suppression of the incarnations, it did not stop them from turning against the original body when they encountered danger.
Otherwise, this “Eternal Night Emperor” wouldn’t have surrendered.
“Oh? Where is your original body?”
Qin Jue asked with interest.
Qin Jue couldn’t locate the Eternal Night Emperor’s original body in the entire imperial capital. It was obvious that the other party had already hidden himself.
No wonder no one knew who the actual ruler of the Eternal Night Empire was. It was probably to prevent such a situation from happening. It could be seen how cautious this Eternal Night Emperor was.
Before he could finish his sentence, a scarlet light suddenly pierced through the Eternal Night Emperor’s forehead and passed through his body.
The “Eternal Night Emperor” fell heavily to the ground with a lifeless expression.
Seeing this, Qin Jue was stunned for a moment before he shrugged his shoulders. Since the incarnation wasn’t killed by him, Qin Jue had kept his word.
“There’s no need to search. I’m already here.”
In the distance, another Eternal Night Emperor appeared and looked straight at Qin Jue without fear.
“You’re the original body?”
Qin Jue sized up this “Eternal Night Emperor” with suspicion.
According to what the “Eternal Night Emperor” had said just now, the Spirit Devouring Art could produce two incarnations. Now that both incarnations had died, as expected, the one in front of him should be real.
The Eternal Night Emperor nodded indifferently.
“I didn’t expect you to come out on your own.”
Qin Jue sighed. He thought that this Eternal Night Emperor was very cautious, but he didn’t expect him to suddenly jump out and court death.
At this moment, Long Zhen had already flown out from underground with the imprisoned cultivators. He was slightly stunned when he saw the Eternal Night Emperor. “Didn’t he die?”
The Eternal Night Emperor ignored Long Zhen and said faintly, “From the moment I saw you instantly kill my incarnation, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to escape no matter what.”
Qin Jue didn’t think much of this. The Eternal Night Emperor was right. Even without knowing about the so-called Three Source Body, Qin Jue would still be able to sense the aura of the Eternal Night Emperor if he appeared in the Hell World again.
Even so, Qin Jue was still very surprised that the Eternal Night Emperor dared to jump out on his own.
At the same time, the Eternal Night Emperor suddenly revealed a strange smile. “That’s why I plan to die with you.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the Eternal Night Emperor suddenly raised his palm and slapped it on the ground!
In an instant, countless runes spread out from under the Eternal Night Emperor’s feet, forming dense lines that instantly covered the entire Hell World.
He had actually set up a grand formation in the Hell World!
Under the Evernight Emperor’s control, all the runes immediately emitted a dazzling light that lit up the pitch-black Hell World. Berserk spirit energy surged as if it wanted to tear heaven and earth apart.
Seeing that the array formation was about to explode, Qin Jue punched out. The laughing Eternal Night Emperor immediately turned into dust and dissipated with the wind.
At this point, the once invincible Eternal Night Emperor who ruled over the Hell World had completely fallen, along with his two incarnations.
Although the Eternal Night Emperor had already died, the runic formation still exploded, drawing in the spirit qi of heaven and earth and sweeping through the Hell World.
The ground shattered as energy ripples surged into the sky. Wherever they passed, countless living beings were devoured, including Saint Stage experts.
In order to perish together with Qin Jue, the Eternal Night Emperor had actually chosen to detonate the entire Hell World!
“What is happening?”
Long Zhen was dumbfounded. Until now, he still didn’t understand what was going on.
“No time to explain. Get on.”
Qin Jue’s spirit energy transformed into a horse that carried everyone towards the abyss that led to the Spirit Central World.
“Wait, I haven’t gotten on yet.”
Just as Qin Jue and the others were about to leave, a figure flew out of the ground and screamed in fear.