Chapter 296: The Truth
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“I don’t know, but I think it’s from the Heavenly Palace.”
“Heavenly Palace? Could it be that someone is fighting the Heavenly Emperor?”
In the vast void, the experts from all sides had grave expressions as they discussed animatedly, full of doubts about the energy ripples that spread out.
The battle between Qin Jue and the Heavenly Emperor had long alarmed the other nearby factions, attracting countless experts to watch and tremble.
It couldn’t be helped. The shockwaves from the battle between the two of them were too terrifying. A few unlucky tenth realm Great Void Stage experts were seriously injured and almost died after being brushed by the energy flow.
And this was even when these experts were so far away. If even they were injured, then just terrifying was the center?
It was likely that even an ordinary True God Stage expert would not be able to withstand the impact in the center.
Because these forces were basically all vassals of the Heavenly Palace, they were at a loss as to whether to advance or retreat.
Suddenly, someone exclaimed, “It’s the Heavenly Palace protectors!”
Hearing this, everyone looked in the direction of the voice and saw more than ten figures with deep auras but slightly panicked figures flying over from afar. They were the Heavenly Palace protectors who had chosen to flee.
Behind them were a large number of members of the Heavenly Palace, and there was even no lack of True God Stage experts. Such a lineup could be considered luxurious even in the God Realm.
However, no matter how one looked at it, they looked somewhat miserable.
Seeing this, an upper True God Stage expert hurriedly cupped his fists and said, “Protectors, what’s wrong?”
This person was the strongest person among the three vassal forces of the Heavenly Palace. His prestige was extremely high, and even the Heavenly Palace’s protectors had to be polite to him. It was most suitable for him to ask.
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone immediately held their breaths and waited for an answer.
“His Majesty the Heavenly Emperor is fighting an upper realm God King Stage expert.”
The Heavenly Palace Protector said in a deep voice.
“What? an upper realm God King Stage?”
Everyone’s expressions changed drastically.
Although there was only a difference of one level between an upper realm True God Stage and an upper realm God King Stage, the distance between the two was not inferior to heaven and earth.
No wonder so many experts of the Heavenly Palace had escaped. Once they were swept into the battle of an upper realm God King Stage expert, even an upper realm True God Stage expert would die if they were careless.
“Can His Majesty the Heavenly Emperor win?”
The upper realm True God Stage expert couldn’t help but ask.
“How should I know?”
The Heavenly Palace protector shook his head and said meaningfully, “Perhaps the prophecy will really come true…”
At the same time, no buildings could be seen in the middle of the vast Heavenly Palace. There were potholes and cracks everywhere, and it was filled with desolation. The shattered space had yet to completely heal, and it was almost impossible to find a place that was unaffected.
As his field of vision narrowed, Qin Jue released his fingers, and the Heavenly Emperor immediately collapsed. The four wings on his back had been broken at some point, and blood flowed everywhere. His aura was also dispirited and he no longer had the noble appearance from before.
The Heavenly Emperor muttered to himself, his eyes revealing dense despair.
He never expected that his Eye of Destruction would not cause any harm to Qin Jue.
One had to know that the Eye of Destruction could ignore any defense and directly attack the enemy’s internal organs. Even a divine body would find it difficult to withstand it.
Unless… the other party had already cultivated his body to the point where his body was perfect and flawless.
Although he was very unwilling to believe it, it now seemed that Qin Jue had very likely reached or even surpassed this level.
“I still can’t change my fate.”
Taking a deep breath, the Heavenly Emperor finally accepted the truth and smiled bitterly. “Kill me. The Heavenly Emperor True Essence is yours.”
“Heavenly Emperor True Essence? What is that?”
Qin Jue frowned.
“Aren’t you here for the Heavenly Emperor True Essence?”
The Heavenly Emperor was stunned and realized that something was wrong.
“Of course not.”
Qin Jue shrugged his shoulders and said, “I just want to resolve the trouble and stop you from sending more people to the Inner Realm to kill me.”
The Heavenly Emperor :”…”
Originally, he thought that Qin Jue was just saying it casually. He didn’t expect it to be true!
“Impossible! Didn’t that old thing tell you?” The Heavenly Emperor said indignantly.
He was unwilling to admit that the only reason Qin Jue was here was because he was courting death.
“You mean the remnant soul of the Heavenly Emperor? He lost his memories.” Qin Jue answered truthfully.
The Heavenly Emperor :”…”
Lost his memories?
The Heavenly Emperor couldn’t believe it.
How could this be?!
He started wondering if he was responsible for making the prophecy come true.
Just as the Heavenly Emperor was about to cry, Qin Jue directly placed his hand on his head and began to search his soul.
At this moment, not only was the spirit energy in the Heavenly Emperor’s body sealed, but even his bones had been shattered. He could only watch helplessly as Qin Jue used the soul searching technique without any ability to resist.
The Heavenly Emperor was shocked and was about to speak when a tearing pain came from his soul. Then, his head tilted and he fainted.
After a long while, Qin Jue threw away the Heavenly Emperor and suddenly understood. All the mysteries were finally solved.
It turned out that this Outer Realm Heavenly Emperor was actually that Inner Realm Heavenly Emperor’s disciple!
No, his real name was Feng Xi.
He started calling himself the Heavenly Emperor because he wanted to replace his master.
This was also why the divine ability Feng Xi grasped was extremely similar to the Heavenly Emperor’s, because the two of them were master and disciple.
What was worth mentioning was that the name Feng Xi was also given by the original Heavenly Emperor. It was no exaggeration to say that the Heavenly Emperor treated Feng Xi like his own child and even wanted to nurture him to be the successor of the Heavenly Palace.
However, things did not go according to plan. Living under the shadow of the Heavenly Emperor, Feng Xi’s personality had unknowingly become distorted. From his initial worship and jealousy of his master, he ended up wanting to replace his master!
Therefore, while the Heavenly Emperor was breaking through to the God King Stage, Feng Xi actually did not hesitate to collude with several Heavenly Palace experts to launch a sneak attack!
Originally, with the Heavenly Emperor’s cultivation, even if he was injured, he could still easily kill Feng Xi and the others. However, at the last moment, the Heavenly Emperor’s heart softened, and he was killed by Feng Xi and his True Essence was taken away.
The so-called True Essence was the remnant spirit energy left behind when the Heavenly Emperor died. Feng Xi also relied on this True Essence to be reborn and advance to the God King Stage.
Originally, Feng Xi wanted to completely destroy the Heavenly Palace, but the Heavenly Emperor’s remnant soul used its last bit of strength to make the Heavenly Palace escape into the void and disappear. Helpless, Feng Xi could only give up.
In order to replace the Heavenly Emperor, Feng Xi disguised himself as the Heavenly Emperor and created a new Heavenly Palace in the God Realm. He was invincible.
It was also at this moment that a mysterious expert arrived. After leaving behind a prophecy of the destruction of the Heavenly Palace, he left gracefully.
How could Feng Xi, who had a guilty conscience, not be afraid? Therefore, he had been secretly paying attention to the Inner Realm.
The appearance of the “Divine Realm” immediately made Feng Xi anxious. However, after stepping into the God King Stage, he could no longer enter the Inner Realm to destroy the Divine Realm. He also couldn’t send someone to destroy it as a True God Stage expert would also not be able to destroy the Divine Realm. In the end, he could only target the person who had awakened the remnant soul.
As for why Feng Xi was able to immediately find out that someone had awakened the Heavenly Emperor’s remnant soul, it was naturally because the Heavenly Emperor True Essence in his body allowed him to feel it.
In short, this was the story of a wicked and power-thirsty disciple who killed his master.
After learning all this, Qin Jue’s expression was slightly complicated.. He didn’t expect the Heavenly Emperor’s experience to be so tragic. He wondered if he should help the Heavenly Emperor recover this lost memory?