Chapter 39: The Space Vortex
“Right now the only way to survive is —–“
Gong Sun Zhi tapped his Inventory Bag, taking out a dull-looking iron ball.
“Before you’re discovered by the Demon King, quickly go to that world, find the mass teleportation formation that I’ve prepared and put this identification device on it”
Gu Qing Shan hesitated: “General Sun Zhi, you’re much stronger than I am, perhaps you could go…”
Gu Qing Shan’s voice got lower and lower as Gong Sun Zhi undid his jacket, revealing a horrifying wound.
A dark blue fame extends from his chest to his shoulder, then continues all the way to his back.
The wound is so deep that even his organs could be seen.
The flame silently burned as the multitudes of runes surrounding it could only suppress the flames, but not put it out.
Hell’s Flames, the peak of all demon flames.
Gu Qing Shan looked at it, unable to say anything and could only mutter to himself.
This is a type of drought-bringer flame, even a small spark can turn a thousand miles’ river into dried, dead land.
The fact that Gong Sun Zhi was hit by this and yet he’s still alive is nothing short of a miracle.
Gong Sun Zhi said: “I used the 10-trigram Sealing formation to lock my life force inside myself, so for now I won’t die, but this wound was caused by the Demon King himself, so he can use it to tell where I am”
Gu Qing Shan asked: “How much longer can you hold out?”
Gong Sun Zhi replied: “Half a day, after half a day the 10-trigram Sealing formation will lose its effect, and I will die”
Gu Qing Shan looked straight into his eyes: “Such a wound, is there anyone that can still save you?”
Gong Sun Zhi laughed: “Probably no one, unless we can return to humanity’s stronghold and I get an Ascended that’s an expert in healing to help me”
Gu Qing Shan sighed, glanced at where Ning Yue Xi is in the sky and gritted his teeth: “I’ll go then”
Gong Sun Zhi showed visibly joy, put the iron ball in Gu Qing Shan’s hands and said: “We have people stationed at Shen Wu world, but the Demon King have already found them, so at this moment it’s possible that they’re all already dead, so you don’t need to worry about them too much”
He took out a formation plate and carefully gave it to Gu Qing Shan.
Gu Qing Shan looked down, only to see this formation plate is separated into sections, each part inscribed with extremely intricate runes.
Gong Sun Zhi showed him the formation plate, explaining clearly what each section does, and: “This is a common formation plate, there’s many practical formations on there, but they all have limited uses so you have to use them well”
“And here is the location map”
After telling him everything, Gong Sun Zhi took out a turtle shell and had Gu Qing Shan stand on it.
“Inside the Space Vortex, do not take care for anything, do not do anything rash, if something happens, it’s possible that even the 3 Saints won’t be able to save you”
“I understand” Gu Qing Shan nodded his head.
“Go!” Gong Sun Zhi lightly tapped Gu Qing Shan’s back.
In a blink of an eye, Gu Qing Shan disappeared where he stood.
Another loud crash as Ning Yue Xi was knocked down by the Faceless Giant, creating another deep hole.
“Guh” Ning Yue Xi shouted before jumping out from the hole
“You sent him to Shen Wu world?” she asked
Gong Sun Zhi answered: “I did, both you and I are locked on by the Demon King’s inner sight, he will definitely not let us get near the teleportation formation”
“You want to let him escape?”
Gong Sun Zhi sighed: “He already knows the secret, if he could survive then let him get the information back to humanity in our place”
Ning Yue Xi stood against the wind, her cold eyes slightly mellowed.
Wiping the blood from her mouth, she silently muttered: “Then there will be no more regrets”
She swung her hand downwards as the Blade once again materializes.
“If this monster can die, then I will also have no regrets dying”
As Ning Yue Xi said that, she gripped the Blade tightly and once again jumped to the sky.
Gu Qing Shan felt himself turned into a cannon ball, accelerating through the endless void of space.
The flow of time becomes unpredictable.
Your senses become infinitely stretched out, you could feel like days have gone by while in fact it’s only been a blink of the eye.
The endless space from all sides gradually recedes, becoming a bottomless void.
This would be the final layer of the Space Vortex, once you pass through, you’ll reach the Space-time Vortex.
Gu Qing Shan’s heart clutches.
He has already experienced this when he returned from the future, and he knows just how scary it could be.
Even a seasoned veteran, someone who has gone through numerous dangers like himself, could only wish for luck.
“It’s best that I don’t run into anything at all”
Gu Qing Shan muttered.
A second after that, the whole world around him went dark as Gu Qing Shan broke through space, headed straight into a Space-time Vortex.
Suddenly a force similar to a rushing river surrounded Gu Qing Shan, pushed him through the time flow of both past and future at an incredible speed.
Gu Qing Shan’s vision blurred as he got pushed by this force into an unknown space.
A gigantic bronze alloy pillar that connects heaven and earth, stood alone in the middle of a vast field.
In the middle of the pillar, a corpse was pinned there by 5 large needles.
The corpse was hanging its head, on its body was a black full plate armor, about 10 stories tall.
But even so, the corpse is miniscule compared to the giant bronze pillar.
Under the pillar, and endless number of black skeletons are pacing back and forth, wanting to climb it.
They stack themselves on one another, gradually climbing higher and higher, almost reached the tip of the corpse’s foot.
Gu Qing Shan appeared out of thin air, passed through this strange space and kept on going.
A voice appeared in his head.
Gu Qing Shan gritted his teeth, didn’t bother turning around and kept flying.
He definitely can’t stop now, even with the littlest of movement, he’ll affect the layer of energy surrounding himself.
This energy is bringing Gu Qing Shan towards Shen Wu world, if anything were to mess with it, the results will become unpredictable.
————-he might end up in an unknown world, or immediately be ripped to shreds, but most possibly, he’ll be held back in this world, unable to leave.
“Help me, I’ll grant you immortality and invincibility”
The voice once again spoke, this time containing a dignified tone.
Gu Qing Shan didn’t bother to look back, his sight once again became dark as he got into another space-time layer and left this place.
A while later.
The corpse on the pillar slightly moved, then breathed downwards.
The breath contains an almost endless stream of dark blue flames, burning all the black skeletons below in a blink of an eye.
“God damnit, the first creature to get here in 200 million years and I scared him away”
The corpse tried to struggle, but the needles pinning his body didn’t even budge.
After a bit, seemingly tired, the corpse stopped struggling.
Under the soil of the bronze pillar, more and more black skulls are popping up.
Very quickly, the horde of black skeletons once again filled the earth, as they looked up at the corpse on the bronze pillar, they slowly moved once more.
Gu Qing Shan travelled through the chaotic space-time storm, not knowing how long has passed, then suddenly a hole opened in front of him.
As Gu Qing Shan passed through, he felt the strong wind against his skin, the layer of energy also started to become thin, showing its form in the air.
Gu Qing Shan was inside a milky-white sphere, just like he was inside a large bubble, floating around.
Outside the sphere was a sky all filled with grey clouds.
The grey clouds are very strange, they’re so thick they’re almost black, yet you only need to look to see that they’re transparent.
Gu Qing Shan looked up, his sight extended far. Within it, all he saw was an endless horde of demons, extending until the horizon.
Further away, a Faceless Giant was deep above the clouds, fighting another demon with a chilling ice aura.
The whole world has already been destroyed, as numerous demons deeper than the sea, higher than mountains have taken over this place.