Great Demon King

Ni Cang Tian, 逆蒼天More From Author

Chapter 1003 - Her?

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Chapter 1003: Her?

Translator: Ryogawa

TLC: Hedonist

“Why are you telling me about the relationship between the sea of faith and Quintessence? And what does the battle of the gods have to do with Aethernia opening?” Han Shuo asked.

“I only want you to know that we who stand at the apex of Elysium are not irreplaceable, and that we are bound by the Quintessence,” Amon said.

“Just like how we obtain faith from our believers, someone else also draws worship from us. A huge part of the faith we receive is channeled by the Quintessence to the Allmother!” Nestor said with a serious look. “Put a little harshly, we Overgods are merely the slaves of the Allmother. Through us, she monopolizes the faith of all life and the moment we are no longer able to generate sufficient faith for her, we will be replaced.”

After he said that, Amon and Cratos grimaced. Han Shuo widened his eyes in realization. It seemed that being an Quintessence Overgod wasn’t that amazing of a deal after all. The Allmother that created the world had a tight leash on them and used them to harvest the power of faith for herself. While the Twelve Quintessence Overgods seemed impressive and powerful, that was merely a tangential benefit. Even though they stood supreme to most others and could use the power of Quintessence, they were shackled by an obligation they didn’t ask for.

“Why would you dare discuss this with me?” Han Shuo asked after some thought, “You make it sound like you won’t be able to escape the grasp of the Allmother no matter what. What happens if she finds out about it?”

Cratos smiled and took a deep breath. “The situation has changed. Many years ago, a really powerful being came here through a crack between two universes. We Overgods and the Allmother both felt the terrifying might of that person. You should know who I’m talking about.”

Han Shuo knew that they were talking about the Gu Tian Xie, the Exalted Demonlord. As Han Shuo’s power grew, he came to understand how truly powerful that person actually was. Even he could be sure he wouldn’t have to fear Quintessence Overgods once his ascension at the Diablo Realm is complete, so the Exalted Demonlord, who was a realm higher, was surely almost unmatched in this universe. Only the Allmother could conceivably harm him.

“I know who. Go on,” Han Shuo said and waved for him to continue.

“He had torn through the barricades between the two universes. Right after, the Allmother ordered us to join her and take out that person before he could recover. It would be hard for you to imagine, but that battle was so destructive that many lesser planes were completely annihilated entirely from it. The twelve of us only managed to force him back while the Allmother was the one who truly dealt the finishing blows.

“After so many years, I still remember how distressed I felt when I thought about that person. I didn’t think anyone but the Allmother could possibly be so powerful to the point of being able to destroy an entire plane in one gesture. It’s far too terrifying!” Cratos said with a forlorn sigh.

It was the first time Han Shuo had heard someone else describe Gu Tian Xie’s power. Being able to level an entire plane and making it sound so easy was no joke indeed. Back when he first received the memories containing the demonic arts, he was doubtful about whether it could actually reshape entire landscapes so easily, but now he knew that even that wasn’t the full extent of the power.

“He was utterly exterminated,” Han Shuo said softly.

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Amon and the rest didn’t think that Gu Tian Xie had lost because he was weak at all. They exchanged painful glances. Cratos continued, “He didn’t lose because he was weaker than the Allmother. It was probably due to the fact that he had spent too much energy tearing through the universes before the fight. Had he not done that, it would’ve been hard to say who would’ve won. Even then, the Allmother was injured heavily from the fight.”

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