Chapter 482: Eve of Battle: Part 3
Following the frightful chanting, the entire sky turned from its original gray-white into pale blood red.
With the change of the color of the sky, the entire land too was painted with a pale red hue as everything was coated with a red glow.
“It’s the ritual! Damn it, it’s that summoning ritual! Could Faldt be planning to use all of the corpses and flesh here as a tribute to summon his most powerful form?”
Auldmandiller was a tenured professor, and he had some basic knowledge of rituals and magical circles.
Just by looking at the structure alone, he could tell that this was a massive summoning ritual.
“If Faldt the Underworld Declaimer’s true body was to totally manifest… then this world is done for…” Auldmandiller felt a tug of despair in his heart.
The incarnation of Faldt in Mi Yue’s body had already destroyed half of the world. If his even more powerful complete form were to completely manifest, then the end result would be the complete destruction of this world.
“Can no one stop him?”
A deep sorrow grew in his heart.
Henriqcal, Holy Sanctum branch.
In the conference hall.
The top echelon of the Holy Sanctum sat beside others as they looked on grimly at Lin Sheng at the main seat.
Madillan, Cainphas, Margaret, Zi Huo, Tenko Kasumi were all seated as they quietly sensed the slow changes in the sky outside.
Adolf, whose body had just been reformed was sitting by the side. His new body was completely made out of condensed holy power and was a typical energy lifeform like the Darkspirits.
Sitting at the branch at this moment, he looked on rather curiously at the branch’s senior officials.
“The situation is clear now.” Margaret’s eyes were still slightly red and swollen.
She had just received her clam members who had escaped all the way from Olro. The clan had suffered heavy losses and had paid a dear price on their way here.
She was devastated by grief and anger, and came to the meeting with her emotions still in turmoil.
“The strength of Faldt the Underworld Declaimer is unprecedented. He is far above the ranks of the Palatinates, and based on Lord Seagal’s designation, we have tentatively assigned its level as Legendary.
The Legendary-level Faldt was relying on millions of souls to continue summoning his powers. We need to make a decision immediately on how to deal with this catastrophe before us.”
She paused for a bit before continuing, “It is conceivable that after Faldt completes his summoning, he will inevitably wipe out all other factions beyond the three Great Hidden Realms. As we are one of those factions, so…”
“With such a vast gulf in strength, all plans and schemes are pointless…” Cainphas let out a long sigh.
In the battle of the capital city, he had lost many of his family, and even now his expression was still dull. He had yet to recover from the shock.
Everyone else was speechless.
How to deal with the increasingly powerful Faldt was an impossible objective, to begin with.
“I have arranged the specific measures already.” Lin Sheng was in full armor, and his expression was obscured by his faceplate, as only his rumbling voice echoed throughout the hall.
“In response to the Faldt incident, two allies of the Holy Emperor will be arriving in advance. The Holy Sanctum will operate as normal. As for the capital, the Holy Emperor himself will take care of it. All of you don’t have to worry.” Lin Sheng explained flatly.
Right, we still had the mysterious Holy Emperor behind us!
The eyes of the senior officials suddenly brightened, as their morale improved a little.
No one knew how strong the Holy Emperor was, but since he took the initiative to face such a strong adversary as Faldt, that means he had confidence.
Everyone’s mind was now running wild, but the dreary atmosphere had completely disappeared.
“Is there anything that we can do? With the Holy Emperor taking to the front and leaving us to stand guard and do nothing, we just cannot abide by that, right?”
“The only thing you need to do is to receive the tide of refugees and try to accommodate all of them,” Lin Sheng ordered.
His gaze then fell on Adolf.
“Also, I will take to the front as well, Adolf, would you like to join me?”
Adolf stood up and gave a vigorous nod.
He too had the same expectations in his heart.
The Holy Emperor was another form of his master. He already knew that. But according to what his master had said, whether the Holy Emperor or Faldt with his complete form was stronger, that was something they can only find out as they clash.
While he greatly despised Faldt’s brutality, he also had to admit that Faldt was the strongest person he had ever seen before. Bar none. After making some arrangements, Lin Sheng clapped his hands.
After a clear clap rang out…
Two people came out slowly through the small door at the back of the conference hall. It was both the Netherblade and Courtier that had shrunk in size.
“Are we going now?” There was a hint of savagery in the Netherblade’s voice, and the moment someone heard his voice, they felt numb and fearful.
The moment he came out, the natural repressive aura from his body turned the faces of all of the senior officials present pale.
For those who are less powerful, they even felt like a rock was crushing their chest as they breathed.
While those Five-winged local envoys could even feel the stress in their minds, and hearing the voice of the Netherblade alone was almost unbearable as their brains threatened to explode.
These two mysterious people were terrifyingly powerful!
For such powerful persons to be hiding in the backroom…
All of the top echelons present knew that no one there was capable of fighting these two based on their aura alone.
Just as all of the top-level officials were at their limits…
“It is about time,” Lin Sheng said and broke the strange repressive aura.
Following his voice was a series of holy power that radiated across the room and purifying the room and calming down all of the senior officials present.
That made everyone secretly thankful that there was someone like Lord Seagal who was at the same level in the Holy Sanctum, otherwise, these two persons alone would have easily wiped out the entire top echelon present.
However, what they could not figure out was, how did Lord Seagal’s strength increased so exponentially, or rather, was Lord Seagal actually an avatar of the Holy Emperor?
Everyone was fearful and did not dare make any wild guesses.
“Very well. See you there then,” the Underworld Courtier said softly.
“Good.” Lin Sheng nodded.
The Netherblade and the Courtier’s walked out in tow under the watchful eyes of many of the Holy Sanctum’s top echelon. As they calmly got out of the gate, they disappeared on the open space before it.
After the two left, the air within the conference room returned to normal, and the pressure earlier was no longer there.
Everyone there looked like they had seen a ghost. Everyone had thought that they were strong, but that scene had given them a rude awakening.
“What power…” Tenko Kasumi squinted as she looked at the direction the two had left. She had felt a trace of battle lust, and the two were even stronger than the strongest foes she had faced thus far.
“Alright, since everything’s arranged, let’s call it a day.” Lin Sheng said plainly.
“The Underworld Declaimer at the capital will be dealt with personally by the Holy Emperor. Plus, to better deal with the imminent crisis of the Blacktide, I had requested reinforcements from the Holyspirit Palace within the holy land, and to send powerful allies to help.”
Everyone was a little dumbfounded. They had been with the Holy Sanctum for so long, and this was the first time they had heard of a holy place called the Holyspirit Palace.