Star Odyssey - Chapter 1881
Knowing: the Knowing realm of Truesight allowed a person to understand how to deny the influence of certain things on a specific location in the universe.
Lu Yin denied the influence of Progenitor Chen’s attack on his immediate surroundings. Any attack that reached the Explorer level would be able to influence space, and in order for such influence to be denied, the attack had to be below the strength of an Explorer. Such an attack would have absolutely no effect on Lu Yin.
His eyes flashed, and a great number of runes were erased. He then threw out three quick Hollow Palms in succession, forcing back the colossal giant clone, the invisible clone that had merged with the clone that used the Xia family’s Triple Blade Will, and the clone using the Cosmic Art. Lu Yin’s attack even managed to shatter a bit of the clone using the Cosmic Art, which badly damaged it.
Before finishing his attack, Lu Yin turned towards the giant and lashed out with multiple attacks to shatter the aurelian force.
The colossal giant was also struck hard.
Progenitor Chen’s invisible clone attacked with its knife again, but the Knowing realm of Truesight rendered the attack completely useless. It looked as though the Knowing realm of Truesight had made Lu Yin truly invincible. Countless onlookers were stunned and confused by what they saw.
Lu Yin was very, very strong, but many people could not believe that anyone could defeat Progenitor Chen while in the same realm of cultivation. Despite that, Lu Yin clearly held the advantage in this fight.
At this time, another clone stepped out of the invisible clone and approached Lu Yin.
Lu Yin grew wary. Progenitor Chen had nine clones, and only four clones had appeared so far. Each one was using aspects and battle techniques that Progenitor Chen had been famous for, such as the Cosmic Art, the Xia family’s Triple Blade Will, secret techniques, invisibility, and a colossal giant clone. What else was there?
It was not just Lu Yin, as everyone else was similarly curious. They had already seen everything that they knew about Progenitor Chen.
Elder Jiu Shen’s eyes blazed with fanaticism. “Progenitor Chen was invincible throughout the entire universe, and each and every one of his clones was exceptionally powerful. Today, I can finally see his power for myself!”
Far away, the astral beasts such as Feng Lin, Xu Qing, and the Celestial Demon found their breathing growing ragged. They also wanted to see what other clones the invincible Progenitor Chen had possessed.
Elsewhere, Lan Xian looked up. Progenitor Chen had slaughtered too many of the Sixth Mainland’s powerhouses, even several of their Progenitors. At that time, the Sixth Mainland’s prospects had looked bleak, and they had only improved after Progenitor Chen disappeared. No one knew if the Progenitor had died, and the only traces that remained of him was the single palm print in the Fifth Mainland’s Daosource Sect which was rumored to hide the Nine Clones Secret Technique.
The Sixth Mainland had long since forgotten the details about Progenitor Chen, but at this moment, Lan Xian was able to personally see the Progenitor’s strength.
Lu Yin continued to maintain the Knowing realm of Truesight as he watched the clone move closer. He did not believe that any Enlighter could overcome his state of invulnerability from using Truesight unless it was the Rune Progenitor himself.
Progenitor Chen’s clone moved closer one step at a time. However, the closer the clone approached Lu Yin, the further it appeared to be. Lu Yin frowned and stared more intently. Was the clone walking towards Lu Yin? No, it was walking backwards and moving away. As the clone stepped back, it moved closer to Lu Yin. Why did these movements look so familiar?
Lu Yin suddenly remembered Qian Zou, a cultivator from the Neoverse who had participated in the competition for the Astral Tower. At that time, Lu Yin and Qian Zou had entered the tablet world, and Lu Yin had seen the man use this sort of footwork there. Qian Zou had referred to the movement technique as Inverse Step. Did Progenitor Chen also know the Inverse Step Technique?
The further Progenitor Chen’s clone retreated, the closer he moved to Lu Yin, though the clone could not actually approach Lu Yin.
At this moment, the Xia family’s Triple Will Blade flashed out, and Lu Yin instantly had a feeling that his Knowing realm of Truesight would not be able to stop this attack.
His intuition proved correct, and he looked down to see a wound appear on his arm. If he had not moved to dodge at the last moment, more than just his arm would have been wounded.
Progenitor Chen’s clone had broken through Lu Yin’s Knowing realm of Truesight with Inverse Step, but how did that even work? Lu Yin could not understand what was happening, and the same was true for most of the spectators. They saw the clone retreating and advancing; it was approaching Lu Yin yet also unable to move close to him. Lu Yin could not understand Progenitor Chen’s footwork, so he simply lashed out with a Hollow Palm as the Immovable Heavenly King Elephant let out a roar behind Lu Yin.
Progenitor Chen’s clone instantly disappeared.
Lu Yin’s eyes went wide. So fast? What just happened?
From the distance, Lan Xian looked solemn. “Time and space have fallen into disorder.”
Qing Hua felt confused. “What do you mean?”
Lan Xian was genuinely shocked by what she was seeing. “This Inverse Step is able to rearrange time and space and allow the clone to not only find the weaknesses in Lu Yin’s battle techniques, but also all the battle techniques used against this clone.”
Qing Hua was left horrified, and he turned back to stare at Progenitor Chen’s clone. This technique allowed one to see through all battle techniques? How was that even possible?
Progenitor Chen’s clone once again moved to approach Lu Yin. The clone was still retreating and yet also approaching.
Lu Yin quickly fell back. Not even the Knowing realm of Truesight could protect him. Just what sort of miraculous technique was this movement technique?
Another clone appeared, instantly drawing everyone’s attention. Every single one of Progenitor Chen’s clones had been a peerless and powerful existence, so what would this one reveal?
This new clone did not attack Lu Yin. Instead, it raised a hand and manifested a bit of water over its hand. The water shot through space and struck the severely injured colossal giant clone and the clone that used the Cosmic Art. Instantly, both of the wounded clones completely recovered.
All who saw this felt their scalps go numb. This was clearly a healing technique, and not a normal one at that. The clones had just recovered even faster than users of the Sixth Mainland’s Secret Technique of Resurrection, and judging by how it was used, this technique seemed to have no negative side effects.
Progenitor Chen was powerful enough to be considered invincible, but was he also able to heal his clones? How could anyone fight against such a person?
Finally, everyone understood what invincibility truly meant and what an undefeatable powerhouse looked like.
Lu Yin blankly stared at the new clone and the water floating within its palm. Was that not the same water that Lu Yin had seen in one of the Nine Mountains and Eight Seas?
Lu Yin had visited the Nine Mountains and Eight Seas that were still in the Fifth Mainland’s Daosource Sect ruins. Each of them had a Progenitor’s inheritance, and yet Lu Yin had been left utterly confused by the inheritance tests. Surprisingly, Progenitor Chen had already mastered one of those inheritances before becoming an Envoy.
Lu Yin stared intently at the new clone. From the moment that Lu Yin had become capable of fighting against Envoys, he had believed himself to be far above his peers and every other Enlighter. This had become even more true after he became capable of facing Envoys with power levels of 600,000 and 700,000. His confidence in his own strength had surged, and he had felt that even the legendary Ancient Progenitors could not have been his equal in the Enlighter realm.
Lu Yin had not been concerned when he had not received an inheritance from Burial Garden, and he had not even been bothered when he heard that someone else had received Wu Tian’s inheritance. This was because of Lu Yin’s endless self-confidence.
However, he was left completely shocked by Progenitor Chen’s invincible strength at this moment, particularly by the freakish movement technique and the water from the inheritance of the Nine Mountains and Eight Seas. These two things had truly opened Lu Yin’s eyes.
A long-forgotten excitement was reignited within Lu Yin. How long had it been? He looked up and glanced around at all of Progenitor Chen’s clones that had appeared. How long had it been since Lu Yin had encountered an actual peer at his level? This was a battle that surpassed time and ages. Lu Yin was facing the invincible Progenitor Chen, and he had to win. “Come, show me just how invincible Progenitor Chen is!”
A finger pointed forward, and a sourcebox array appeared around Lu Yin. He stepped forward and shot towards the invisible clone.
This clone had already merged with the clone that used the Triple Blade Will, and the knife instantly flickered when the clone saw Lu Yin dash forward.
Lu Yin waved a hand and used the Yu Secret Art. The knife attack was shifted, and it struck the colossal giant. The massive clone’s aurelian force was still burning space, but it was blasted back after being struck by the Triple Blade Will.
Lu Yin seized the opening to attack with his Hollow Palm.
Dozens of palm strikes shot out at all of Progenitor Chen’s clones. Stars exploded, and time and space were inverted, which caused many of Lu Yin’s attacks to miss. Still, some of the attacks managed to land on the Cosmic Art clone, the colossal giant, and even the clone that used the healing water.
Lu Yin’s Hollow Palm was incredibly powerful, and with the boost of the Immovable Heavenly King Elephant, even Progenitor Chen’s clones struggled to endure direct attacks. All three clones were instantly badly injured.
The individuals watching this were stunned. Who else aside from Lu Yin could push Progenitor Chen to this extent? Lu Yin was facing six of Progenitor Chen’s clones!
The people from the Fifth Mainland did not feel as overwhelmed by this scene as Lan Xian and Qing Hua. During the war in the Daosource Sect’s era, Progenitor Chen had fought against multiple Progenitors at the same time by using his nine clones. Practically every single one of the nine clones had been able to fight a Progenitor on its own. No one had ever heard of a single individual managing to face six of Progenitor Chen’s clones at the same time. Such a person had never existed.
Lu Yin’s achievement at this moment was something to be marked down in history.
Still, this was not enough. It was far from enough for Lu Yin.
The water shot into the wounded clones again, and all of them quickly recovered completely. Lu Yin breathed in deeply and resumed his attack.
His pupils transformed into runes, and he weakened all of the clones while also lashing out with dozens of palm strikes. His Hollow Palm contained the full power of his battle force, spiritual force, domain, and physical might, and each one easily injured any one of Progenitor Chen’s clones. The only one that Lu Yin struggled to deal with was the clone that used Inverse Step.
The colossal giant with aurelian force was truly powerful, and it lashed out to attack Lu Yin. Lu Yin once again used the Yu Secret Art to redirect a Triple Blade Will over to the giant, but the redirected knife attack was undone by the Xia Secret Art.
The clone that used Inverse Step suddenly appeared behind Lu Yin by using the chaotic time and space that was produced through the movement technique. The clone immediately merged with the colossal giant, and the combined clone punched at Lu Yin without pausing.
In front of Lu Yin was a Triple Blade Will and an explosion of the stars from the Cosmic Art, which was a crisis Lu Yin could not ignore. Meanwhile, from behind, the merged colossal giant had launched a punch at Lu Yin, but this punch was dealt with by the Channeling Diagram sourcebox array that Lu Yin had set up beforehand, and the terrifying attack was directed along thin lines and diverted into various directions.
The countless threads of force shot to the south, and space was shredded as the threads passed by. Liu Huang moved forward. His sword swept out, slicing through the various threads.
To the north, the Celestial Demon moved to stop the lines of force that had appeared there.
Lu Yin had managed to block Progenitor Chen’s punch with the Channeling Diagram, but Lu Yin was still sent tumbling forward by the overpowering force. Suddenly, black lines appeared in space, and they twined around Lu Yin’s limbs like ropes and bound him in place.
Lu Yin was startled. Was this the Wang family’s Confinement?
Lu Yin had been trapped by this secret technique in the Perennial World, so he recognized it as it was identical to what he had faced before. But why did Progenitor Chen have the Wang family’s secret technique?
A palm strike from one of the clones suddenly appeared in front of Lu Yin, momentarily confusing him. When he recovered from his brief daze, a Triple Blade Will and a punch reinforced by aurelian force both landed on his body.
Lu Yin spat out a mouthful of blood. Stars appeared behind him, and another Triple Blade Will was sent out.
Determination filled Lu Yin’s eyes, and he suddenly disappeared. This time, he was using the Teleportation Formation, and he reappeared a thousand meters away. However, when Lu Yin appeared, the clone using Inverse Step was already next to him.
This clone followed Lu Yin like a shadow, and it was even able to invalidate Lu Yin’s Knowing realm of Truesight, which was extremely frustrating for Lu Yin.
Progenitor Chen’s other clones all charged forward, determined to not give Lu Yin a single moment to catch his breath. Lu Yin’s hand swept out to grab the clone using Inverse Step. The view before him abruptly became further away, and at the same time, it seemed like he was moving forward very quickly. This caused Lu Yin to spit out blood once again. But right after that, with a flip of Lu Yin’s palm, the clone that he had captured suddenly vanished.
All of the other clones came to an abrupt stop. The clone that had been using Inverse Step was gone.
To the west, Lan Xian exclaimed, “The Creation level of star energy control? He just forced the clone that was seeing through all of his techniques to enter a world of star energy. With that one gone, Lu Yin will be untouchable with his technique from the Rune Progenitor.”