Chapter 1571: Imperial Seal
“So you spared him because hes Daoist Ingress heir” Lu Yun snorted. “The Chan Sect and Jie Sect arent exactly on friendly terms. Youre obviously dead, but your replica is alive in the worlds!”
“I died in order to enter the Tomb of the Hallowed Emperor so I could set up my layouts and obtain the Imperial Seal. As for the Chan and Jie Sects… The Jade Pure One and Daoist Ingress were just recreating in the great wilderness what they once experienced in the original Hongmeng.” Yun Zhongzi regarded Lu Yun carefully. Since the young man knew him and had taken out Daoist Ingress sword, he must have an incredible connection with the legendary personage.
Yun Zhongzi quickly ran through everyone his replica had met in the worlds, but couldnt place the person in front of him.
Of the Feng Clan
Was he one of Fuxis descendants or an heir
“Did you create the world filled with treasures That doesnt belong to the tomb.” Lu Yun recalled that Yun Zhongzi was a fanatic about refining items. He could copy all sorts of weapons, equipment, and even connate treasures.
A world with piles of precious baubles Thatd been too ridiculous. Only the person in front of him could create so many treasures.
Blushing faintly, Yun Zhongzi didnt respond. He had indeed created that world and filled it with imitations.
“Recreating their experiences in the original Hongmeng” Lu Yun suddenly seized on something that the man had just said.
“Who are you!” Yun Zhongzi abruptly demanded. “Ive already given my name since we are to have a frank conversation, but you Who are you There was no Feng Feifan in the great wilderness!” He cut to the chase and named the proper era in the worlds.
“Do you remember Lie Shan” Lu Yun replied with a careful look at the mans face.
Yun Zhongzi immediately looked constipated. He fixed a glare at Lu Yun and sneered, “Flame Emperor Lie Shan of the human race Stop joking around. Hes the result of Fuxi borrowing the mistress power to summon someone from the future.
“Setting aside his identity, Lie Shan is so young that hes less than a thousand years old. He wouldnt be a Nihil World Sovereign even with ten lifetimes of cultivation. Right now, hed at most be a more powerful potentate in the Hongmeng.”
Lu Yun nodded. He had indeed reached only potentate level in the Hongmeng during the last thirty-three cycles. Hed been able to pierce through the barrier, but hadnt been able to set foot into the fourth realm.
According to what was to come, those nearest and dearest to him would start to be caught in traps meant for him and die in his stead. His final ending was to sit alone in the void, watching over the gradual decline of the immortal dao.
But now He was an abnormality, one that was raising a decently sized wave in that long, unchanging river. It was up to him whether or not the wave could overcome this era.
“I am indeed Lie Shan and I saved a strand of your soul force in the great wilderness. Your soul shouldve regrown by now and be cultivating in the world of immortals, integrating into the immortal dao.” Lu Yun nodded, certain that the man in front of him was Yun Zhongzi.
The twelve golden immortals of the Chan Sect had been crippled and their acupoints destroyed by Daoist Ingress disciples. Only Yun Zhongzi had been spared—proof of his uniqueness.
Yun Zhongzi stared dumbly at Lu Yun, not knowing what to say. The Nihil World Sovereign that hed spent all of his efforts luring into his trap was the Flame Emperor of the human race One of the most important personages around and his personal benefactor
What was he supposed to do now
According to Fuxis plans, Lu Yun should be busy creating an empire in the Hongmeng, preparing to welcome the immortal dao into the third realm so it could traverse the land. But he was in the fourth realm instead And a Nihil World Sovereign
The plan had gotten out of control.
“Some things are a bit difficult to explain… Youre here for the Imperial Seal What is it” Lu Yun could guess what Yun Zhongzi was thinking.
In the past thirty-three cycles, Lu Yun hadnt had the Tome of Life and Death. Hed used another method to resurrect Yun Zhongzi and the others. Hed ultimately been the cause of death for them as well, but the name “Imperial Seal” still sent Lu Yuns heart racing.
The treasure that hed wielded in those past cycles had been a jade seal. Hed used it to revive the demon gods of the great wilderness. Since hed lacked the Tome of Life and Death, hed also lacked hellfire and the kingdom of hell. Regardless, everything hed possessed had been extremely potent.
The seal had been the source for Qing Yus Heavenly Palace and formula dao. Itd been the treasure stored in the Han Dynasty tomb on Earth, not the Tome of Life and Death.
In the past thirty-three cycles, hed always obtained the seal. But in the thirty-fourth, the seal had turned into the Tome of Life and Death. Thus marked a change in trajectory for the entire cycle.
So when Lu Yun heard the words “Imperial Seal”, his heart pounded for a strange reason.
Yun Zhongzi remained quiet, staring at Lu Yun for a long while before finally saying, “I almost retrieved it when I entered the great wilderness, but I failed because something appeared. The Imperial Seal is meant for you—it is the jade seal of the Hongmeng emperor.
“Since youve become a Nihil World Sovereign, that means the mistress has told you many things,” Yun Zhongzi took a deep breath. “Fuxis mission was to recreate the broken Dragonquake Scripture, and mine was to give you the seal of the only emperor of the original Hongmeng—also the ancestor of the Hallowed Emperor.”
He had his ways of communicating with the outside world, so hed been able to confirm during this time that he was indeed speaking with Lu Yun, the legendary Flame Emperor of the human race!
“The legacy of the original Hongmeng is held within the seal. Since your mission is to reforge the original Hongmeng with the Dragonquake Scripture, the Imperial Seal is a very necessary tool!” However, Yun Zhongzis expression turned dire and despair blossomed through his mind.
“But why do you have the withered wood on you… The resentment of everything in the original Hongmeng, all of the beings of an epoch are in it…” Color drained from Yun Zhongzis face and he resembled the dead that he truly was. “You are doomed to fail with that wood on you…”
Lu Yun frowned, Yun Zhongzi was right. Hed also possessed the withered wood in the past thirty-three cycles and its existence had caused everyone around him to die.
“It wont be the case this time.” Lu Yun shook his head. “Itll work this time, trust me.”
Yun Zhongzis pallor improved slightly when he thought of Lu Yuns method of nothing and the icy hammers.
“Though this wasnt exactly how the original plan was and its a bit later than we decided, its not too late to retrieve the Imperial Seal for you!” Yun Zhongzi said solemnly.
I gotta confession -- whenever I read Yun Zhongzi's name, I think of zongzi, rice dumplings. A thousands of years old talking rice dumpling, everyone.-