Star Odyssey - Chapter 1805
Chapter 1805: Divination Method
Shang Qing clearly knew Lu Yin, and Lu Yin became excited at what he had just received. A white bank card was only inferior to the Mavis Banks gray crystal cards. “How much?”
“I don’t know.”
Lu Yin eagerly took the card.
The two suddenly looked up at the same time, only to see that someone was trying to leave the palace carried by the wandering corpse, but they were summarily swatted out of the air by the massive corpse.
Suddenly, the wandering corpse stopped and no longer moved.
Lu Yin and Shang Qing glanced at each other, as this wandering corpse had never stopped moving before.
Suddenly, the entire palace was tilted as the wandering corpse straightened and stood upright. Many things fell out of the palace, though most of them were corpses.
Lu Yin and Shang Qing were blown away. Was it stretching? Could corpses even stretch?!
The giant astral beast corpse took its time stretching for a while and then continued on its staggering walk. Many things were left on the ground behind it.
Lu Yin and Shang Qing shot forward. Someone nearby was looking up at the wandering corpse as it staggered by. The figure stood quietly before turning around and began to leave. It was at this moment that Lu Yins domain covered the area the person was standing on. Sensing this, the figure turned back around.
Lu Yin had been in the middle of picking through the items that had fallen from the palace, but this persons appearance startled him, and he instantly entered the true universe and disappeared.
Shang Qing was taken aback; what could possibly cause Lu Yin to stop picking up free treasure? He knew Lu Yin well enough to know that something important must have happened, and Shang Qing wanted to chase after Lu Yin, but after glancing around, Shang Qing realized that he had absolutely no idea which direction Lu Yin had even gone in.
Some distance away, a person was staring up at the enormous wandering corpse as Lu Yin emerged from the true universe next to them. “Youre actually still alive?
This person was Starsibyl. Many people had thought that she had died when the Starsibyl Sect was destroyed, so Lu Yin had not expected to run into her in Burial Garden.
Starsibyl turned to look at Lu Yin and gave him a small smile. “Brother Lu, we meet again.”
Lu Yin stared at Starsibyls smiling face. “I thought that you were dead.”
Starsibyl continued to smile as she replied, “The Neohuman Alliance needs us to find something for them, so how could they kill us?”
“So, was the Starsibyl Sect destroyed by you guys?” Lu Yin asked.
A breeze blew by and pulled a strand of hair across Starsibyls face. She reached up and tucked it behind her ear, revealing her snow-white neck. “It was the only way we could manage to avoid being captured by the Neohuman Alliance.”
“Why not just ask the Hall of Honor for help?”
“Brother Lu, do you actually think that the Hall of Honor can protect us? Or that Arch-Elder Zen himself would step out for us? Even if my Starsibyl Sect has a bit of influence, its far from enough to ask Semi-Progenitors to protect us. We arent as important as Brother Lu, who was protected by Highsage Grandmaster himself after ZENITH. You really are able to turn your bad luck into good luck.” Starsibyl was clearly envious.
“Where are you staying now?” Lu Yin asked.
Starsibyl gave a small bow. “The Aeternals are too powerful, and even if Brother Lu is able to protect himself, you probably still dont have the strength to protect my Starsibyl Sect. Please don’t ask any more questions. Give us some peace and just wait for the Starsibyl Sect to reappear. One day, when Brother Lu needs me, Ill offer you the full support of my Starsibyl Sect, so please don’t forget about our previous agreement.”
Some time ago, when Lu Yin had asked Starsibyl Sect for a divination, she had asked Lu Yin to promise that, when the day came that humanity faced a great crisis, he would preserve a trace of the Starsibyl Sect. That had been Lu Yin’s promise to the Starsibyl Sect.
“I haven’t forgotten, but what is the catastrophe that youve predicted?” Lu Yin was quite curious about this.
Starsibyl shook her head. “I don’t actually know, but that catastrophe will definitely appear. As for what it is, thats something that I cant see.”
“Then why do you believe that I can preserve a trace of your Starsibyl Sect? I might not even be able to protect myself,” Lu Yin said.
Starsibyl looked at Lu Yin with bright eyes. “Brother Lu, do you still remember the Astral Combat Academys Astral Combat Tournament and the Tournament of the Strongest?”
Lu Yin nodded. “Of course.”
Those two competitions had been the start of Lu Yins fame, so how could he forget them? In particular, the Tournament of the Strongest had been where Lu Yin had first fought Wang Yun, and that meeting had led to him being exposed in the Perennial World.
Starsibyls mouth curled up into a beautiful curve. “I first wanted to conduct a divination for Brother Lu, but I wasnt able to see you in any of my divinations, so I instead predicted the most probable outcome, and I used that to see into Brother Lu’s future.”
Lu Yin was surprised. “See my future? What did you see?”
Starsibyl shook her head. “Its hard to explain, but I was able to divine something.
“Back then, it should have been the Starsibyl who was my classmate in the Astral Combat Academy who performed the divination. She was the student leader of Astral-1.”
“Shes one of my clones.”
“Are you saying that you see me as someone whom you can place your hopes upon?” Lu Yin found this quite strange, and his tone expressed his doubt.
Starsibyl gave a small smile. “Of course not. This is just one detail, or rather, a variable. I want to perform further divinations regarding your particular variable.”
“But you also helped Nightking Zhenwu,” Lu Yin countered.
Starsibyl stared at Lu Yin. “When you fought him back then, I told you that that day was either going to be the most glorious moment of his life or the darkest nadir. I also told you that I could not see his future beyond that day.”
Lu Yins eyes narrowed. “So back then, you werent only using me as an anchor to perform your divinations, but also Nightking Zhenwu?”
“More accurately, I conducted a second divination with you as the anchor and Nightking Zhenwu as a reference point because I can’t directly divinate anything regarding you,” Starsibyl said.
Starsibyls words did not make any sense to Lu Yin, but he did know that Starsibyl had tried to perform many divinations on him. However, she had never been able to directly divine anything concerning Lu Yin himself. Rather, she always had to infer details by divining his enemies or other such methods. This was also why she had gotten close to Nightking Zhenwu.
“Your first divination on me was based on probability while the second used Nightking Zhenwu as a vantage point. What about the third time?” Lu Yin asked. He did not like having his future looked at, but Starsibyl had never been able to see Lu Yins future. He alone seemed to be immune to divination, which he found rather odd.
Starsibyl bowed once more. “That divination is something that I can’t explain. Brother Lu, I have never done anything against you, and I have helped you and entrusted you with the future of my Starsibyl Sect. We will absolutely support you with everything we have, and I hope that you will treat us in kind.”
Lu Yin contemplated the matter for a moment. “Help me divinate a particular word.”
“Brother Lu, please tell me,” Starsibyl encouraged.
Starsibyl felt confused. “Murkiness? What do you mean?”
Lu Yin replied, “Just that word: Murkiness. Please perform a divination on that, and ask Senior Zhu to come out to tell me the results of the divination.”
Starsibyl nodded. “Alright. If thats all, Ill take my leave now. Also, Brother Lu, Burial Gardens gates are very dangerous, and the Neohuman Alliance will definitely try to destroy them. Burial Garden is something that involves ancient secrets and even ancient inheritances. Aeternus will not allow this place to endure, so Brother Lu, you must be careful.”
As Lu Yin watched Starsibyl leave, he realized that he actually wanted to force Starsibyl to reveal everything she knew, but there were some people who could not be forced.
On top of that, Starsibyl Sect had already helped him several times before, and Lu Yin was not someone who repaid kindness with evil. While he hoped that the Starsibyl Sect might be able to divinate something related to Murkiness, he did not hold much hope. It was impossible for them to discover anything if not even Mister Mu had been able to learn anything.
Lu Yin simply wanted to see what the Starsibyl Sect was capable of, and also what they might be able to learn with the word Murkiness. In the past, Xuan Jiu had performed a divination for Lu Yin, and the old man had vomited blood from the attempt. The Starsibyl Sect was clearly rather capable.
A lake could be too still to be seen, and only by throwing a stone could the depths be seen clearly.
Lu Yins goal was to disturb the lake, and his plan was to use the Starsibyl Sect as the stone to stir the water.
He returned to where the wandering corpse had stretched, and he found Shang Qing still waiting there, as well as another, terrified person crouching next to Shang Qing.
Lu Yin ignored the newcomer and simply picked through the rest of the items on the ground. Most of what he found were corpses, weapons, and so on, but the weapons were all very common. It was clear that there had been a battle within the palace and that the combatants had fallen out.
Lu Yin checked the corpses cosmic rings one by one, and in them, he found two more weapon fragments.
“I- can I go? I didn’t get anything!” The cultivator squatting on the ground spoke up in a trembling voice. He had recognized these two young men. One of them was known as Shang Qing, and he was a representative of the Hall of Honor itself! As for the other man, he was even more terrifying. He was Lu Yin! The leader of the Great Eastern Alliance that was headquartered in the west of the Innerverse. Although the man was from a place that was far away from the Great Eastern Alliance, he had heard that even Chaos Flowzone had joined the alliance, so he knew that his flowzones time was limited.
Lu Yin glanced at the man, and his eyes sent chills through the man. He quickly spoke up, terrified. “Lord Lu, this lowly one really didnt take anything! I simply heard that there was a giant walking around with a palace on its back. I just wanted to come see it, and I was captured by this person as soon as I saw the giant. I really didnt take anything!”
“You heard about it? Who told you about it?” Lu Yin asked in surprise.
“There was a report thats spread throughout the entire universe. Some people say that there are giants in Burial Garden who walk in circles while carrying ancient palaces on their backs and that they often drop precious treasures, including weapons, power vessels, and cultivation arts.”
Lu Yin frowned. “When did this news come out?”
The cultivator thought for a while. “It’s already been a while. It started circulating just a bit after Burial Garden opened, so it should have been more than ten days ago.”
More than ten days? At that time, Lu Yin had not seen the wandering corpse yet, which meant that the news had been leaked before he even found it.
At this moment, someone exited the palace on the wandering corpses back far away. The figure tore into the void and fled.
Lu Yin recognized the person as the Augmenter from the Toolcasting family. Had that man not died? He had stayed in the palace for a long time.
A seventh stage Augmenter was naturally an Envoy, and such a powerhouse could naturally enter the true universe, but that meant nothing to something as powerful as the wandering corpse. It waved a hand and struck through the void. Hiding in the true universe was useless, and the Augmenter was still struck.
Lu Yins expression had gone cold, and the crouching cultivator could not understand what was wrong. The man had only seen the wandering corpse casually wave a hand, as though it were swatting a mosquito, though there had been a burst of blood in the void.
“Lord Lu, I- I really didnt take anything! I just wanted to take a look. I swear, Ill never say a single word to anyone that I saw the two of you here. Also, I can provide you with some information to trade for my life!” the cultivator spoke quickly in his panic.
Shang Qing was curious. “Information?”
The cultivator nodded and gulped. “Close to where I entered Burial Garden was a gate.”
Lu Yin turned to look at the man, his eyes bright. “Is this gate an exit?”
The man nodded. “Yes, but its protected by a powerhouse. Anyone wanting to leave has to give him their cosmic ring.”
Lu Yin and Shang Qing glanced at each other. For them, only Envoys with Jiu Hans strength could be considered powerhouses, which meant Envoys. How many Envoys were there in the entire universe? And how many of those had entered Burial Garden?