Chapter 1989: Lord of Heaven’s Link Peak
“Hmm? There’s actually a god artifact here?” At this moment, a deep voice boomed through the surroundings, echoing through the area, making it impossible to find its origins.
A tremendous pressure that filled up the entire space there accompanied it.
Just the pressure alone made Houston suddenly sink. He felt like he was suffocating. He struggled to breathe before the pressure.
The pressure was just too terrifying to him. It was like a primordial beast, something that the Godkings behind him could not compare to.
The expressions of the Godkings who fought against each other also changed drastically the moment the pressure appeared. They all could not help but stop.
A middle-aged man had appeared silently close to Houston. The tremendous presence he gave off made it seem like he could destroy the surroundings just by raising his hand.
At this moment, the middle-aged man was somewhat overjoyed. At the same time, he looked at the god artifact in Houston’s hands with burning desire. He murmured, “Although it’s a demonic god artifact, it’s still a god artifact, and it seems to be of good quality.” With that, the middle-aged man suddenly laughed aloud. Excitement filled his face evidently as he said, “Heaven really is smiling at me. I reached the Primordial realm so many years ago, but I’ve never come into the possession of a god artifact. I never thought I’d come across one in such a remote place today. It looks like the heavens have blessed me.”
“It looks like I’ll have to disappoint you. The god artifact won’t end up with you.” At this moment, another voice rang out. A black-robed young man appeared near the middle-aged man. His face was cold, and his eyes were filled with an intense sense of viciousness, where people dared not to make eye contact with him.
“Haha. God artifacts are items that even many Infinite Primes don’t possess. Since I’ve come across one, how can I miss it? Especially when it’s a god artifact of quite a good quality.” After the black-robed young man, an old man appeared. His face was covered with wrinkles, and he was hunch-backed, making him seem frail.
The three people hovered in a triangular formation around Houston. The three of them did not even glance at the Godkings who were pursuing Houston before.
Even Houston did not seem to exist in their eyes. All they could see was the Empyrean Demon Orb.
“There’s only a single god artifact, but there are three of us. How will we split it?” In the end, the old man chuckled. When he glanced past the Empyrean Demon Orb, he clearly desired it dearly from the gaze he showed.
“Hmph. This god artifact will naturally end up with the capable,” the black-robed young man said coldly. With that, he immediately appeared before Houston. He reached out with a hand, trapping down the region before him. He moved directly towards the Empyrean Demon Orb.
When the young man moved, Houston felt his body tighten. The tremendous presence had completely immobilised him. Even with the Empyrean Demon Orb, he was still helpless against the young man.
The young man was simply too powerful. In Houston’s eyes, he seemed like the ruler of the world, so powerful that he was undefeatable.
At the same time, the old man and the middle-aged man moved as well. They appeared beside Houston at basically the same time as the young man. They all reached towards the Empyrean Demon Orb. Terrifying pressure surged out, pressing down on Houston to the point where he even felt like his heart had stopped beating. Blood oozed out of all his pores.
Before the three people, let alone escape, he was as insignificant as an ant even when he could use the Empyrean Demon Orb.
Even though the Empyrean Demon Orb was an impressive god artifact, Houston was unable to unleash the might of a god artifact with his strength.
In reality, even Godkings would struggle to use a god artifact. Even if they received the recognition of the artifact spirit, they would still be unable to unleash the might of the god artifact.
Only Primordial realm experts could use the destructive power of a god artifact as they wished.
In this moment of life and death, a golden, three-legged cauldron suddenly appeared. It fell on Houston with lightning speed.
Seeing this, the expressions of three people who had originally extended their hands toward the Empyrean Demon Orb changed slightly. They snorted coldly, and they sent a palm strike at the cauldron with devastating power.
With a deafening sound, terrifying energy ripped through space such that the space around the cauldron cracked. The pitch-black fissures intersected with one another, expanding like a huge web. Terrifying pulses of energy ravaged the surroundings as a devastating storm, making the ground below shake. Mountains a hundred kilometers away collapsed.
Even the Godkings nearby were forced into a constant retreat from the pulse of energy. Laws interwove in their surroundings as they resisted with their full strength.
The golden cauldron shone brightly, giving off shocking energy pulses. It made the world pale in comparison. Moreover, the unique presence of a god artifact radiated from it.
“A god artifact!” The eyes of the black-robed young man narrowed. He stared at the cauldron that had endured the strikes from the three of them and became stern.
“Sir, you already have a god artifact. Are you unsatisfied with it, and you want to compete with us for this one?” The old man growled.
A white-robed young man hovered above the golden cauldron. He said emotionlessly, “I am taking away this person.” With that, the young man waved his hand, and the cauldron over Houston immediately shrank to the size of a fist, flying into the young man’s hand. The young man directly left with it.
“Don’t you go!” The three Infinite Primes pursued him. However, they lost track of the young man very soon.
Houston had been completely cut off from the outside world the moment the cauldron had surrounded him. At the same time, he lost all concept of time. He had been plunged into complete darkness.
After some time, Houston felt his surroundings suddenly brighten. He discovered that he had arrived on a mountain. The origin energy in the surroundings was extremely abundant. It was to the point where it formed a mist.
“The lord of the peak wishes to see you. Come with me.”
At this moment, a voice rang out from behind Houston. The white-robed young man who had saved Houston studied him curiously as he spoke indifferently. Then he directly made his way to the mountain peak.
“Senior, where is this?” Houston asked. He knew the young man was powerful. If the young man wanted to deal with him, he would not be able to escape no matter what, so he just followed the young man up the mountain. At the same time, he took out some healing pills and consumed them.
“Heaven’s Link Peak!” The young man spoke sparingly. After stating the location, he said nothing else.
Houston directly ascended to the peak of the mountain behind the young man. At the moment, Houston was covered in blood. He arrived in a stone pavilion that stood near a cliff.
A ruddy, sagely old man sat on a stone seat with his eyes closed. He did not move at all and was just like a statue.
The young man stopped outside the pavilion and clasped his hands at the old man politely. He said, “Lord, the person has been brought here.”
The old man slowly opened his eyes and glanced at Houston casually. However, at this moment, his simple gaze seemed to change as well. The shards of time seemed to drift, the world seemed puny, and the universe seemed to evolve in his eyes. With that glance alone, he seemed to see Houston’s past and future.
Afterwards, he looked at the Empyrean Demon Orb and finally became stern.
“Houston, you do not need to worry. On the Heaven’s Link Peak, you are very safe. No one can threaten you. For the next period of time, you should cultivate here in peace,” the sagely old man said to Houston. He spoke gently.
Houston clasped his hands at the old man and said, “Thank you for saving me, senior. May I know who you are and why you have saved me?” Houston was very confused about this. The white-robed young man was already terrifyingly powerful, yet he had to bow to this old man. He just could not imagine how respected the ordinary-looking old man was.
“On the Cloud Plane, others call me the lord of Heaven’s Link Peak. There is no need for you to thank me for saving you. I am not saving you but all the lives in the world,” said the lord of the peak.
“Saving all the lives in the world? Senior, may I ask you what you mean?” said Houston. His words had left Houston completely perplexed.
The lord of the peak glanced at the Empyrean Demon Orb deeply and sighed gently. He said, “Don’t probe into this too much. You will understand in the future.” With that, the lord of the peak allowed a young boy to take Houston away.
“Lord of the peak, this disciple is very confused. He’s just an Overgod, so pitifully weak, so how is he connected to all the lives in the world?” After Houston’s departure, the white-robed young man who had saved him asked politely. He was also doubtful.
The lord of the peak sighed gently. He gazed at the boundless sky, and his gaze became profound. He said, “The demonic god artifact in his hands are related to great matters. Nothing can happen to it, or once that person comes, there will definitely be a storm of blood on the Cloud Plane.”
With that, the white-robed young man was startled. He asked, “Who is he? Is he really that powerful? Moreover, apart from the lord of the peak yourself, our Cloud Plane has the Tian Empire and the various major organization. Is there still a need to fear this person?”
The lord of the peak nodded. Now that that person had been mentioned, he became very stern. He said, “That person really is very powerful. In the current Cloud Plane, there is no one who is his opponent. It’s best if we don’t provoke him.”
The young man was shocked. He knew exactly who the lord of Heaven’s Link Peak was, yet he still feared this person so much. Who was he?
The white-robed young man could not help but think of Houston again. He had never thought that the puny Overgod the lord of the peak had asked him to save would be related to such a great matter.