Chapter 564 Exchange: Part 1
“That should be the so-called Crystal of Prophecy. The most important thing of the Astral Mere, and the treasure that the Wise King had used to predict all sorts of futures.” He ignored everyone and flew straight towards the crystal.
From below, a rapidly spinning ax whistled as it blasted out a black bolt of lightning in a deadly arc towards Lin Sheng.
The giant ax was planted firmly in the space at Lin Sheng’s feet, as it seemed to have bit into a special invisible object.
“This is… pure strength?” Lin Sheng looked slightly surprised. There was no trace of special energies on the ax and it had whistled and crashed just on pure unbridled strength alone.
From the other two sides, Mayuko flew up as a large number of dark red spikes appearing all around her body.
“Crimson Shining Fangs!” She growled and all of the red spikes around her rained upon Lin Sheng.
At the same time, two slender black branches shot out beneath her skirt as they stretched out and elongated as they rushed towards Lin Sheng.
The final old man let out a violent roar, as the fuzzy visage of a beast loomed upon him. It was a humanoid monster covered in fine, dark red scales.
He raised his right hand and grabbed at Lin Sheng.
Suddenly a large swathe of blood-red vines broke through the skin of his palm and pounced towards Lin Sheng in a frenzy.
“Foolish.” Lin Sheng did not even look back as he flew straight towards the Crystal of Prophecy in the gilded cage.
Before the blood-red vines could even touch him, they were all reduced into gray ash and dissipated away.
Mayuko’s black shadow branches too were seemingly ignited by something as they burned all the way back, and reducing the entire branch into ashes.
If not for Mayuko’s timely response, she would have been burnt to a crisp as well.
At the same time, the dark red spikes in the air were all blocked off by the Ward of Distortion. Lin Sheng did not need to do anything as those people could not even break through the defense of his automatic protective wards.
A golden crystal within the gilded cage at the top of the blue tower rotated slowly, letting out a pale golden glow.
Lin Sheng floated in the air as he reached for the cage.
A few crackling sounds rang out as who knows how many layers of protection were forcibly purified and dismantled by his attempt.
The golden cage let out a creak as if it was being overwhelmed before it began to silently break and turning into countless golden sand grains.
With the cage dispersed, Lin Sheng grabbed the golden crystal with his hand.
“Over my dead body if you want to take the Crystal of Prophecy!” The red-eyed man in heavy armor leaped up as he grabbed his remaining ax with both hands as he used all his might to sunder Lin Sheng into two.
A beam of white holy light blasted out like a laser beam and instantly pierced through the forehead of the man in heavy armor.
Immediately afterward, a blinding white light exploded as the man in heavy armor was shattered as his entire body was reduced into countless white spots.
“Too weak.” Lin Sheng looked calm as he gently held the Crystal of Prophecy before him to inspect it.
“Yudd!!! I’ll KILL YOU!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!” Seeing the man in heavy armor killed, Mayuko’s eyes turned red as she furiously unleashed a torrent of red spikes.
Instantly, a sea of Crimson Shining Fangs showered at Lin Sheng like raindrops.
“Strength is obtained by mere quantities.”
Lin Sheng raised his right hand and gently flicked his index finger.
A white light beam blasted out of his finger and instantly crossed the distance through Mayuko’s chest with deadly accuracy.
Blood splattered as all of the Crimson Shining Fangs around Mayuko suddenly stopped.
It was not that she did not have any Shining Fangs to block the beam, but more than a dozen Fangs were simply just punctured through by the beam.
“Mayuko!!!” Several other figures flew up and rushed towards Lin Sheng in a frenzy with blood-red eyes.
Lin Sheng was impassive as he flicked his finger and shot out a couple of light beams.
These were highly concentrated Legendary-level holy light, and after being condensed to a certain level, its power even was stronger than a six-wing.
Plus, this was just a little burst of energy that Lin Sheng had whimsically released.
This was not one of his attacks, but it was something as natural as breathing.
After a series of blasts, there were no more movements in the air.
All of the attackers were all reduced to white light spots as they were slowly disappearing.
The city was silent, as the members of the Astral Mere looked up in fear as they observed Lin Sheng’s every movement.
“No more resistance?” Lin Sheng asked with some disappointment. So that meant to say, that of so many people here, only a handful was loyal to the Wise King.
“What a pitiful fellow.” Lin Sheng grabbed the Crystal of Prophecy and covered it with multiple layers of protective wards.
“Sir, if you plan to just take the Crystal of Prophecy with you, you might not necessarily know all of its uses. So why not let this lowly one explain to you the important features of this crystal?”
Just as Lin Sheng was about to leave with the Crystal of Prophecy, someone suddenly rushed over to him and bowed respectfully.
“Oh?” Lin Sheng glanced at the man before him for a bit.
This was a middle-aged man with a pair of round glasses. He wore the garb of the Astral Mere, but his temperament was different from the rest of the weaklings here.
The man before him must have seen things before and was not a simple person to deal with like the others.
“You know how to use this thing?” Lin Sheng asked.
“Of course, I’ve hidden away here for the past ten years to secretly learn the knowledge of the Wise King, and slowly formulating it bit by it.” The middle-aged man said with a calm smile.
“Then, tell me about the main use of this crystal.” Lin Sheng’s interest was piqued.
“It would be an honor to answer your questions.” The middle-aged man bowed with a smile.
“This Crystal of Prophecy has two main functions. First, its use to predict the changes in the near future.”
“And then? This crystal must have more than just that function alone.” Lin Sheng said calmly.
“Yes, secondly, this is another important function of the Crystal of Prophecy. That is the Psionic Gate.” The middle-aged man let out a proud smile.
“Yes, it is a powerful ability to forcibly open up a pathway between different coordinates while disregarding most conventional rules. This ability is so powerful that it could open up connections with the future world.”
“The Future World…!!” Lin Sheng’s heart shrank.
Wasn’t the origin of Han Yu and Neese being able to connect with the future?
He quickly linked all of the information he had previously obtained together.
As the information converged, suddenly Lin Sheng gradually had a deeper understanding of the importance of this Crystal of Prophecy.
“As for how to activate the Psionic Gate, this will involve a lot of mysterious techniques and key technologies. While I may not be that talented, I have managed to perfectly learn all of the relevant techniques from the Wise King.”
The man seemed to be an ambitious person who had been hiding for so long, and upon seeing Lin Sheng’s unparalleled strength, he immediately appeared to surrender and offer his allegiance.
He knew his chance had finally come.