Omnipotent Sage Chapter 790
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Although Zhou Bao mentioned that he had not seen Child-endowing Buddha for a long time, he did not mean it literally. What he meant was that the last time when Zhou Bao was looking for Child-endowing Buddha to discuss something with him, he was surprised to find that Child-endowing Buddha’s spirit had disappeared from Heaven Realm World.
He felt quite nonplussed about this. Considering Child-endowing Buddha’s current Divine Immortal combat capability and Human Immortal phase, if he entered the Void Universe, he would be more or less restricted by the rules of the Void Universe. Therefore, Child-endowing Buddha would not have left Heaven Realm World. Now that he was still in Heaven Realm World, where could he possibly have gone? Could it be the endless spacetime? Why would he do that?
But then Child-endowing Buddha had always acted in a mysterious fashion. Despite knowing him for years, he still could not tell what Child-endowing Buddha’s true colors were. Based on the form he assumed when Zhou Bao first met him, Zhou Bao guessed that Child-endowing Buddha was a green fox. But as time passed, Zhou Bao gradually found that the Child-endowing Buddha did not resemble a fox at all. He always had this feeling that this guy was hiding something from him ever since they first met.
But after working with this guy for so many years, Zhou Bao found his company delightful. And above all, now this guy was suddenly bestowed with the title “Guide Master”, while Zhou Bao, on a whim, claimed to be “Taoist Cundi”. Was this just a coincidence? No, Zhou Bao did not think so. He had a vague feeling that someone was directing the whole thing. As to where it would end or what kind of ending it would be, Zhou Bao really had no idea.
Maybe it was due to their lasting alliance; now, once something occurred, Zhou Bao was used to going to Wang She and the Child-endowing Buddha for advice. But at this juncture when the Devil Tribulation reappeared, Child-endowing Buddha was nowhere in sight, which was a great surprise.
“I wonder where he went. I haven’t heard from him recently. He is not at the Human Emperor Palace, either. He is responsible for managing the guiding work at the Human Emperor Palace. Now that he has disappeared, the Human Emperor Palace is also having a hard time. I heard that they’ve found a substitute, but the new guy is not doing a good job. As you know, at this critical moment, if the diplomatic envoy is incompetent, there will be big problems.”
“Humph, as the saying goes, if you don’t have the ability, you should not take the job. My father-in-law has dreamed of being the Human Emperor for his whole life. But now, see how exhausted he is!”
“If he really pulls through this Devil Tribulation and overcomes this hardship, then his Way of the Emperor will probably advance by leaps and bounds. He might even have a chance to enter the Divine Immortal phase straightaway. You tell me, should he choose to suffer for this moment or not?” Wang She gave a cool smile, expressing his honest dissent. “Practitioners always rise to challenges. Since he has chosen the Way of the Emperor, he will certainly proceed in this way. No matter what kind of hardship he encounters, those will just be the stepping stones paving his way to his throne!”
“Yeah, right, this is just the way of the practice he chose. Now that he’s decided to practice the Way of the Emperor, for him, this kind of situation is also a great opportunity!”
“Opportunities usually come with risks. You should not look down on your father-in-law. At first, he was just an ordinary emperor in the Seven-deity Regions. But today he has made such a remarkable achievement, taking control of Heaven Realm World. Do you think this kind of accomplishment is something a mediocre man can achieve?”
“It’s just that his responsibility is severely out of line with his capability, so I’m very concerned about his future!” Zhou Bao still clung to his old opinions of his father-in-law.
While Zhou Bao and Wang She were discussing about Child-endowing Buddha, Child-endowing Buddha was also talking about them. Right now, the Guide Master was sitting in the Highest Jade Cave Heaven and had a miserable expression on his face. His hands were clasped, as if in prayer.
“Green Dragon King, don’t be so tense. You’re also a Grand Demon. Back then, you were only one step away from being an Earthly Immortal. Now, so many years have passed, why are you still feeling so dejected?”
“It’s true that I used to be a Grand Demon. But after being jailed for so many years, I have a deeper appreciation of the value of life and freedom, more than ever. Your Majesty, please forgive me for not being able to accede to your request!”
“Green Dragon King, why are you being such a bigot? This matter does not involve only the safety of Heaven Realm World, but also the peace for the whole Void Universe. If you do this, you will be doing a great service to the world. Besides, this matter is not a danger to you at all. Why are you declining my offer?”
“Your Majesty, you do have a point. However, I’m lacking in abilities and good luck; I’m afraid I can’t take on this important task. Your Majesty, please look for some other talent to do it!” As he spoke, Child-endowing Buddha cupped his hands in tribute, then released waves of spatial fluctuations from his body so as to break the space of the Highest Jade Cave Heaven. He then prepared to return to Heaven Realm World!
“Why are you doing this?” Celestial Mystery Emperor smiled and made a flicking gesture, which instantly swept away all the spatial fluctuations around Child-endowing Buddha. “In Heaven Realm World, you’re the only one who was able to detect all the World Chakras, besides me. You know the Chakras of Heaven Realm World only too well. Thus, who else can be more suitable for this task than you?”
“In this case, Your Majesty is forcing me into this, right?” As Child-endowing Buddha felt the spatial fluctuations dispersing, his body seemed to be constrained by a strong force. His expression altered in a second.
“Green Dragon King, you’re a smart guy. You must already know that there is no room for negotiation with regards to this matter!”
“Room for negotiation? Since the moment I saw the essence of the World Chakras, this matter seems to have been set. If that is the case, why did you, Celestial Mystery Emperor, keep me imprisoned for over a million years?”
“If I hadn’t done so, how would I be able to deceive everybody?” Celestial Mystery Emperor beamed. “If I let you emerge in the Necromancer’s Tribulation, under that circumstance, who could guarantee your safety? Who could be certain that you would not employ the power of the Chakra in that tragic tribulation and disclose this matter? Therefore, concealing your existence was the best choice!”
“Conceal my existence? Because of your one sentence, I had been jailed in that Small Thunder Temple for over a million years. And now, you’re asking me to work for you? You must be dreaming!” Child-endowing Buddha’s fury finally erupted. After being locked up inside a green lamp at a lonely basement for so many years, Child-endowing Buddha had already proven his resilience by having endured the ordeal. Now, not only did the culprit for his imprisonment not show any single bit of regret for his torture, but had the cheek to ask him to risk his life for him. What kind of person did he think the Green Dragon King was? Did he think the Green Dragon King was really such a fool? So easy to bully?
At this moment, all the resentment that had been stifled for a million years suddenly erupted. Seeing how furious Child-endowing Buddha was, the face of the Celestial Mystery Emperor changed. When he lifted a finger and pointed it at Child-endowing Buddha, the hostile Qi rising out of Child-endowing Buddha suddenly froze. “Green Dragon King, you’d better not do this. Your imprisonment was not solely decided by me. Apart from me, Demon Emperor Hai Wuyan also agreed to this plan. He was the one who recommended you as the candidate. If you really want to seek revenge, you should look for him!”
“Demon Emperor Hai Wuyan?” Child-endowing Buddha’s expression darkened abruptly. This Demon Emperor was the master of all the demons in antiquity times. Among the 99 Emperors, there were many Demonic Emperors. They were all obstinate guys, including the Emperor of Azure Heaven and Vast Sea Emperor. But even so, no one could deny the absolute supremacy of the Great Demon Emperor Hai Wuyan. The Emperor of Azure Heaven and Vast Sea Emperor were both subject to the rule of this Great Demon Emperor.
In antiquity times, Child-endowing Buddha was the Green Dragon King; a top general under the command of another Demonic Emperor. Thus, he had socialized with the Emperor of Azure Heaven and Vast Sea Emperor and had also met the Great Demon Emperor in person. He had even entered the Demon Emperor Palace for business. Accordingly, he certainly was aware of the strength of this Great Demon Emperor and the potential threats he could impose. With just one glimpse of that kind of menacing power, anyone in the Demon tribe would be traumatized by his unforgettable influence. Therefore, once Celestial Mystery Emperor mentioned the Great Demon Emperor, Child-endowing Buddha instantly shuddered, and a picture of a towering figure flitted through his mind. At once, his hostility, resentment and determination for revenge vanished.
“Why did he pick me?” After releasing all his hatred and grievance, Child-endowing Buddha heaved a sigh and asked bitterly, “Why me? I’m just a Grand Demon with nothing special. Why did he choose me?”
“Do you think you are normal? No, you are not. Did it never occur to you that you may have some unique skills?”
“If I did have any unique qualities, I would not have turned out like this!” Child-endowing Buddha answered, looking very crestfallen. “I’m just a normal green dragon. It even took me much longer to become more intelligent than those of my kind. I merely had some luck. Otherwise, I would have long been stripped apart and refined into various celestial devices. How can I have any special features?”
“You might have known that your Demon tribe inherited the bloodline of Primordial Fierce Beasts. But when the bloodline was passed down to the Ancient Celestial Court, it became thinner and thinner. However, some members of the Demon tribe still possess the gifted powers you inherited from those Primordial Fierce Beasts. For example, your clan of green dragons are descendants of the Ghost Flood Dragons, which were a kind of Primordial Fierce Beasts. Just like other clans in the Demon tribe, you guys have lost almost all of your gifted powers. However, you’re an exception. Precisely because you’re the exception, you ended up being the Green Dragon King. And that was why we chose you!”
“Ghost Flood Dragons?” Child-endowing Buddha had heard of the legends about Ghost Flood Dragons, which told of their bloodlines coming from this kind of Primordial Fierce Beast. But these legends were never verified. Furthermore, Ghost Flood Dragons were not very well known among all the Primordial Fierce Beasts. Their strength was just at the medium level and they had plenty of natural enemies, such as Dragon Chimeras, which had helped Zhou Bao to rise to power. Although the number of Ghost Flood Dragons exceeded that of the Dragon tribe, they still fell prey to the latter.
“Gifted power? Are you referring to Ghost Flood Dragons’ Vein-searching Technique?”
“Exactly. Ghost Flood Dragons are very special creatures among all the Primordial Fierce Beasts and so are normal Dragons. The Dragon tribe is weak in strength, but they own a great fate. When they die, their fate can integrate into the earth veins and transform into dragon veins. But Ghost Flood Dragons are different. They were born with a gift for detecting Chakras and that is the Vein-searching Technique. Since you have the bloodline of Ghost Flood Dragons as well as the Vein-searching Technique, you easily discovered the locations of the World Chakras. And only you can tell those World Chakras apart. Therefore, we picked you!”