Chapter 290 - 300,000 Years Ago, Collapse of the Heavens

Realizing This Is A Wuxia World After Cultivating For 300 Years Sole Cloud Flying Cave 2022/9/13 16:23:04

Cui Heng was stunned and even a little surprised.

This was the last Ascender before the collapse of the Heavens, and also the Sage who had walked out of Daozhou Star a long time ago.

On the Dark Sea Star at the edge of Daozhou Starry Sky, there was still a Juntian Palace.

There were a total of 377 memorial tablets stored in the palace. The names of Zhou Juntian’s beloved wife, daughter, fellow disciples, and many fellow disciples were written on them.

There was also a blank memorial tablet without a name.

It was filled with desolation and despair.

Cui Heng had guessed that some tragedy should have happened to Zhou Juntian a long time ago, but he did not expect him to be related to the destruction of the heavens.

Wasn’t this a little too far off?

After all, according to the records of the Purple Sun Treasure Records, the cultivation method with the Immortal True Essence as the core could only reach the Peak of the Sixth Realm at most.

If he wanted to improve further, he had to ascend to the Purple Sun Heaven.

In that case, even if he ascended to the Purple Sun Heaven, Zhou Juntian should only be at the Peak of the Sixth Realm. At most, he would have reached the Requesting Realm.

How could such a realm cause the destruction of the heavens?

Or could it be that before he ascended, he already had extremely powerful strength and had only hidden it from the Purple Sun Heaven?

Many thoughts flashed through Cui Heng’s mind as he thought to himself, “It’s indeed possible. The Juntian Palace has a certain Nascent Soul characteristic. It’s impossible for a Sixth Realm martial artist to create it.”

Although he had already thought about many things in his heart, he still said calmly, “Tell me in detail.”

“Exalted Immortal, I’m not very clear about the details. I heard this from a Creator,” Ming Zhen hurriedly explained. “Everyone is very secretive about the collapse of the Heavens. There’s almost no detailed explanation.

That Creator only said that Zhou Juntian was the key person who caused the great calamity. The signs of the collapse of the Heavens only happened after he ascended.

Other than that, the Creator didn’t say anything in detail. However, the destruction of the heavens is closely related to Zhou Juntian. There shouldn’t be any mistakes.”

“Alright!” Cui Heng nodded lightly.

According to this saying, Zhou Juntian’s role was more like a fuse. As a fuse, he triggered the great calamity that caused the collapse of the Heavens?

However, this was only a guess and was not necessarily accurate.

“How many years ago was the collapse of the Heavens? Was there any record of what happened then?” Cui Heng continued to ask.

“It was 300,000 years ago. This is too long ago. There might be records of what happened at that time, but only the Sect Master can read books of this level. I didn’t come into contact with them.” Mingzhen shook his head gently.

This was an extremely huge number. Pei Qingshu and Hui Shi, who were standing at the side, were dumbfounded. Such a long time was enough for them to live for decades.

Although Cui Heng had long guessed that the collapse of the Heavens should have happened hundreds of thousands of years ago, he could not help but sigh when he heard this number.

300,000 years was really too long.

At the same time, this worried him. As more time passed, it became more difficult to investigate something.

He wondered how much useful information he could find about the collapse of the Heavens.

Cui Heng adjusted his mood slightly and asked, “How many inheritances from before the collapse of the Heavens did you all retain?”

“Very few. It’s said that other than martial technique inheritances, there are only two or three ancient books,” Mingzhen said bitterly. “Exalted Immortal, although we call ourselves the Purple Sun Immortal World now, we’re actually just a few fragments that fell from the Purple Sun Heaven. We don’t have much at all.”

“I know. When I go to the Purple Sun Realm, just help me bring those books.” Cui Heng nodded and smiled.

“Yes, Exalted Immortal.” Mingzhen hurriedly nodded, his emotions complicated.

He was happy that if he followed Cui Heng’s words and brought him those ancient books, he could at least ensure that he could live until then.

It was not to the extent that he would die after this round of interrogation.

What he was sad about was that those ancient books were the secret manuals of his sect.

If he really found them and offered them up, even if he was not killed by this Exalted Immortal, he would be reduced to ashes by his fellow disciples.

Sigh… He was a Sage King who stood at the peak of the starry skies of the myriad worlds and was an important figure in the Purple Sun Realm. How did he become like this!

Then, Cui Heng asked Mingzhen some more information about the Purple Sun Realm.

For example, the cultivation method, the distribution of forces, the number of experts, and so on.

This was also the first time he had come into contact with a normal martial cultivation method. They did not rely on the cultivation method of swallowing Immortal True Essence to strengthen themselves.

This was a cultivation method that refined the Indestructible Dao Seed, Indestructible Dao Heart, a Dao Heart that could contain myriad techniques, and refine all techniques. In the end, it used a nomological Dao rune as the foundation and gathered a special aura to refine a Dao Body.

It was indeed much more normal than swallowing Immortal True Essence. The Dao Body they cultivated in the end was even more similar to the Nascent Soul realm.

However, this Dao Body was cultivated based on the Dao runes of a single law. Its strength was very extreme.

This might make the Creator, who had cultivated a Dao Body, extremely good at some things and not good at many things.

From the perspective of an Immortal cultivator like Cui Heng, this Dao Body was like a Nascent Soul that had been greatly restricted.

Although the essence of the two was similar and the realm of the Dao Body should be equivalent to the Early-stage Nascent Soul realm, there was probably still a lot of difference in terms of actual power.

Most importantly, this Dao Body was still at the Immortal Body realm. It cannot achieve the Immortal True Spirit realm, which greatly increases the chances of death.

It could roughly be understood as a weak version of a Nascent Soul?

When he asked this question, Cui Heng also understood the essence and use of the Immortal True Essence.

As long as one extracted the imprints inside, he could transform them into the special auras needed to cultivate a Dao Body. Then, one would differentiate them according to their attributes and distribute these special auras to those who needed them to cultivate the Dao Body.

In addition, the Immortal True Essence of an Ascender was also a good refining material. It could be used to forge weapons at the Seventh Realm and was loved by Creators.

Therefore, be it the former Purple Sun Heaven or the current Purple Sun Realm, there was only one way to deal with Ascenders.

That was to strip away the Immortal True Essence in their body.

When the Immortal True Essence was stripped away, the Ascender would directly fall from the Peak of the Sixth Realm to the Earth Immortal Realm of the Second Realm, and their entire life of cultivation would be reduced to nothingness.

This made Cui Heng even more puzzled.

How did Zhou Juntian escape this calamity back then and even become the key person who caused the collapse of the heavens?

Logically speaking, he shouldn’t have this ability at all.

He would probably have to wait until he went to the Purple Sun Realm to figure this out.

The strength of Mingzhen’s sect was limited, and the secrets they knew were probably very limited.

There were three main planets in the Purple Sun Realm: Purple Sun Star, Tai Cang Star, and Divine Might Planet.

According to the Purple Sun Realm, these three main planets were once famous immortal mountains in the Purple Sun Heaven. After falling into space, they turned into stars, but they still had an essence that was far higher than ordinary stars. That was why they called themselves the Purple Sun Immortal World.

Among them, Purple Sun Star was the strongest. It had seven Immortal Sects and five Creators.

Next was Tai Cang Star. There were five Immortal sects and two Creators.

The weakest was Divine Might Planet. There was only one Immortal Sect and one Creator. They could be said to be there to make up the numbers.

The reason why there were more Immortal sects than Creators was because the title of Immortal sects not only represented strength, but also foundation.

Sects known as Immortal Sects were ancient forces that had existed since the Purple Sun Heaven era and had once produced Creators.

Even if the Creator had passed away, his sect still had the remains of the Creator’s Dao Body. Their strength far exceeded all the sects without a Creator.

Mingzhen came from the Taicang Star’s Calamity Star Fortune Pavilion. It was such an Immortal sect.

The Creator he had met earlier was actually someone from another Immortal sect. He had gone over to freeload on the lessons when the Creator gave a lecture.

“There’s no existence above the Creator realm in the Purple Sun Realm?” Cui Heng asked curiously.

“No.” Mingzhen shook his head and said, “Legend has it that in the era of the Purple Sun Heaven, there were still existences at the Peak of the Seventh Realm, but they haven’t appeared since the collapse of the Heavens.”

“Peak of the Seventh Realm…” Cui Heng pondered. This was equivalent to the Mid-stage Nascent Soul realm?

At this moment, a loud explosion suddenly came from outside. It was as if billions of lightning bolts had exploded at the same time. It was deafening.

From the sound of it, it came from the sky and was relatively far away. It could be seen that the power of this explosion was extremely great.

“Hui Shi, Qingshu, go out and see what’s going on,” Cui Heng said to the two people beside him.

“Yes!” The two of them took their leave and flew into the sky.

“One last question.” Cui Heng also stood up and stared at Mingzhen. He asked, “A thousand years ago, why did you invite Ye Han to the Purple Sun Realm and even pass him the Heavenly Book of Calamity? What’s so special about him?”

“He has the Grand Plague Treasure Body and is extremely compatible with all martial techniques like calamity and disease. I, I wanted to use him as my spare body.” Mingzhen lowered his head and said, “But later on, he rejected me, so I had other thoughts.

The Heavenly Book of Calamity can stimulate the characteristics of the Grand Plague Treasure Body. After he reaches a certain realm, I can sacrifice him to communicate with the Grand Plague Heaven and absorb a large amount of Calamity Qi to complete the accumulation as soon as possible and begin to condense a Dao Body…”

“Grand Plague Heaven?” Cui Heng raised his eyebrows.

He had heard a similar name before.

It was the “Grand Plague Immortal Treasure Vault” of the Plague Imperial Palace.

So the name of the Grand Plague Heaven let him make some connections.

Cui Heng asked in a low voice, “Is this one of the Heavens?”