Chapter 800: Tenth Heavenly Palace
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Many of the powerful cultivators from the Great Void Sect gathered together. Their powers were unrivalled. They formed a dim ray that shot into the sky.
This ray was not eye-catching, but it opened a hole in void space. In the layers and layers of void space, a huge and illusory light ball appeared.
Nine different illusory realms could be seen from the light ball. Each successive realm was higher than the preceding realm. Pleasant celestial singing voices surrounded these realms, as if there was a celestial choir preaching the principles of the Great Tao.
In the lowest realm, there was boundless light shining. There seemed to be a heavenly door that was opening slowly.
This door revealed a mysterious and miraculous feeling. It was like the beginning point of countless mantras and spells in the universe. If one could enter the opening of this door, his path of cultivation would be smooth.
Next, the second realm was a pitch-dark void space. There were countless stars.
Fog expanded in all directions and the countless stars gathered to shine on the Heavens and Earth. They subtly combined with the stars in the skies.
There was nothing special in the third realm. There was only a huge crack in void space. But void space was not filled with a darkness just like how it was when a normal cultivator broke through it. On the other hand, a blinding white light shone out of it.
The crack twisted and turned, and dragged everything around into it. The two sides of the cracks squeezed towards the center. This was the result as the boundaries of two worlds exhibited the same effect. The Greater World seemed to be on the verge of being torn apart.
The fourth realm was a vast world. It was boundless, but it seemed to be on the verge of collapse.
As if it was a huge hand that opened into a palm, it covered the skies.
In a layer of clouds in the fifth realm, golden lightning rays twisted and rumbled. Countless lightning dragons flew around the clouds, but they did not just reveal a normal lightning essence and energy. They seemed to be filled with spirituality as well.
In the sixth realm, amidst the white clouds, golden light flashed. The city walls formed a huge city outline, as if there was a divine, celestial city, which was very majestic.
Inside this city, there was a strong aura of invincibility and immovability.
Above the city, in the seventh realm, there were six light rings which were yet to form circles. Each of them did not seem big, but on closer look, they seemed to form a world on their own. Each of these independent worlds had their own special characteristics.
The six worlds gathered to form a circle and they supported the eighth realm. In the eighth realm, there were white clouds all around and golden light flashed. Amidst the white clouds and golden light, there seemed to be countless human figures who were singing together.
The pleasant singing voices that came from the light ball originated from this eighth realm.
The ninth realm, which was also the highest, did not seem to have anything that was visible.
There was only a dim radiance. It was not bright, not eye-catching, not majestic and not awe-inspiring. As it reached one’s eyes, one could see nothing but this radiance.
This radiance could not be described. It was boundless, but could not be seen through.
These nine realms were the Nine Heavenly Palaces of the Great Void Sect. Each of these palaces was actually independent alternate plane of space. Since immemorial, they have created many legends and captivated the hearts of many.
But right now, above the glorious ninth realm, it continued to extend upwards. The outline of it could be briefly seen, but it was unclear. But one could observe that there was indeed another realm that existed above!
Even in the Great Void Sect, there were barely anyone who knew about the Tenth Heavenly Palace!
The long-standing definition of the Nine Heavens in the Divine Lands included the Central Jun Heaven, Eastern Cang Heaven, Northeastern Min Heaven, Northern Xuan Heaven, Northwestern You Heaven, Western Yuan Heaven, Southwestern Zhu Heaven, Southern Yan Heaven and the Southeastern Yang Heaven. But the Great Void Sect had another definition.
In the Nine Heavens, the first referred to the Zhong Heaven, second referred to the Xian Heaven, third referred to the Cong Heaven, fourth referred to the Geng Heaven, fifth referred to the Zui Heaven, sixth referred to the Kuo Heaven, seventh referred to the Xian Heaven, eighth referred to the Shen Heaven and the ninth referred to the Cheng Heaven.
The ninth heaven was the limit, but there was a place beyond the limit too. Beyond the Heavens lay the Great Tao. The Great Tao was boundless and had no limits to its brilliance.
And in the lineage of the Great Void sect, above the Nine Heavenly Palaces, the Tenth Heavenly Palace was where the Great Tao was at.
The Tenth Heavenly Palace, realm beyond the Heavens!
There were rumors that posited that the Great Void Holy Man, the founder of the Great Void Sect, achieved the Great Tao in the realm beyond the Heavens. Eventually, he formed the foundation of the Great Void Sect and the realm beyond the Heavens became the invincible holy ground of the Great Void Sect. In the time that passed, all of this was passed down, which created the countless powerful cultivators in the Great Void Sect.
However, around a hundred thousand years ago, this invincible realm was sealed and no one could enter anymore.
After this, many Great Void Sect Elders tried to reopen this realm. They tried many times and thought of many ways of doing so.
The stone flute and stone stairs were all products of the research to open this realm.
And now, under the combined powers of the Great Void Sect Elders, this realm was finally opened again.
“Previously, the Luofu Holy Man passed news that the Hades Tribe has re-surfaced and re-initiated the opportunity to open the realm beyond the Heavens. The time has finally arrived.” The Tai Yi Holy Man closed his eyes and lifted his head up. It was as if he was “looking” at the light projection in void space.
Everyone present was quiet. A hundred thousand years ago, because of the Hades Emperor, the realm beyond the Heavens was sealed.
Whereas the Tai Yi Holy Man was injured during the War Between the Two Worlds because of him too.
The Tai Yi Holy Man had already cultivated his flesh into his Immortal Soul and stripped himself of his flesh. A normal injury would not be able to make him seem like he was blind.
But during the war, although the Tai Yi Holy Man killed the Hades Emperor using the Supreme Heavenly Mirror, his own cultivation was also severely damaged by the Hades Emperor. This caused him to look blind.
Cai Fengzhou spoke, “The realm beyond the Heavens has experienced such a huge change, although it has reopened, it will be different when we enter as compared to a hundred thousand years ago.”
“Losing the stone flute is still fine. But without the stone stairs, if we want to ascend to the realm, we have to waste a lot of effort.”
Yan Nanlai said, “Anyway, the stone stairs only allows one person to enter the realm. If we use another method, the price to pay may be more, but there can be more of us entering the realm.”
“This time, we are entering the realm beyond the Heavens to remove any changes made by the Heavenly Sea Hades, so that the realm can return to its original state.”
He turned to look at the Tai Yi Holy Man, Zheng Yi Holy Man and the Qing Yi Holy Woman, “Elder Xuanyi has just overcome the Five Decays Catastrophe and is recuperating now. Although restoring the realm beyond the Heavens is important, we must also prevent any changes in the Greater World.”
“This time, among the three of you, one of you have to at least stay to hold the fort on Mount Baiyun.”
The Tai Yi Holy Man looked at the Qing Yi Holy Woman, “Junior Qing Yi, I will need you to do so. Both Zheng Yi and I will go up to the realm.”
To restore the realm beyond the Heavens, the Tai Yi Holy Man had to be there for sure. One of the other two also had to be present to coordinate with the Tai Yi Holy Man.
After hearing Tai Yi Holy Man’s arrangement, the Zheng Yi Holy Man nodded his head with a peaceful expression.
As the Qing Yi Holy Woman heard this, she lifted her head and looked at the Tai Yi Holy Man. He had a warm smile. Although his eyes were closed, he seemed to have a sharp gaze that saw right through her.
The Qing Yi Holy Woman nodded her head lightly, “Please rest assure, Senior.”
The Tai Yi Holy Man “looked” at the Xuan Lin Holy Man and the others, “Xuan Lin, Yu Yan, Fengzhou, Yuanzhen, the four of you shall follow me and Zheng Yi. Daohan, come along too.”
The Xuan Lin Holy Man, Yu Yan Holy Man, Cai Fengzhou and Yun Yuanzhen all said in unison, “Yes, Elder Uncle.”
Lin Daohan also bowed towards him respectfully, “Yes, Grandmaster.”
The Tai Yi Holy Man nodded his head, “Junior Zheng Yi and Xuan Lin, we shall start.”
As he said, he waved his hand in space. Streaks and streaks of flowing radiances appeared. They converted into a huge light ball in space. This light ball divided into nine different parts. From the looks of it, it was similar to the Nine Heavenly Palace, but it was just more illusory.
The Zheng Yi Holy Man lifted his palm up. White clouds gathered and converted into a mighty mountain. This mountain combined with the light ball of the Tai Yi Holy Man.
The spell in the hands of the Xuan Lin Holy Man changed. He floated in space and flew towards the sky. In mid-space, his Immortal Soul shook a little and changed its appearance, but did not reveal the avatar. Rather, his entire body became like light and converted into the appearance of a stone stairs.
The Tai Yi Holy Man and the Zheng Yi Holy Man supplemented the stone stairs with their powers. The stairs landed on the top of the Nine Heavenly Palaces, combining with the dim radiance on the ninth realm, forming a light bridge. After that, the ridge extended to the Tenth Heavenly Palace.
Yan Nanlai, the Qing Yi Holy Woman, Yun Yuanzhen, Yu Yan Holy Man and Cai Fengzhou each cultivated a talisman. Each of these talismans converted into radiances.
These radiances were not bright or blinding, but they seemed to contain everything in the world.
From the looks of it, it was similar to the radiance on the ninth realm.
Under the support of these five radiances, the light bridge that was formed extended even more.
At this moment, the celestial voices started to quieten down. The clouds also disappeared gradually. Void space gradually became void and the skies became a miraculous concept that was huge but formless.
At this point, the Nine Heavenly Palaces seemed to connect with the great way of the Heavens and Earth and overlooked the Greater World.
As the Tai Yi Holy Man pointed, a piece of jade pendant flew out. This jade pendant converted into a formless radiance in space and infused with the light bridge of the Xuan Lin Holy Man. The surface of the light bridge was like a ripple, as it flickered a little. The radiance of the bridge dissipated and the entire bridge lost its shape too. It was as if the entire Heavens and Earth had disappeared.
But as the light bridge infused with that void concept, at the end of the light bridge in the deep ends of void space, a figure of a door appeared gradually.
The Tai Yi Holy Man smiled while saying, “Let’s go.”
He immediately ascended up the Nine Heavenly Palaces. There was still no flow of aura around him. It was as if he was a normal, blind elder.
But as he walked up, he crossed a Heavenly Palace and an alternate plane of space.
As he walked for nine steps, he had already landed on the radiance on the ninth realm. As he made his tenth step, he ascended the formless light bridge and walked towards the opening of the door.
The rest did not even discuss and followed behind the Tai Yi Holy Man under his leadership. They followed the Nine Heavenly Palaces up.
In an instant, only Yan Nanlai and the Qing Yi Holy Woman were left on the top of Mount Baiyun. They looked at the Tai Yi Holy Man and the rest. Yan Nanlai opened his mouth and said, “The leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders should sense it too?”