Star Odyssey - Chapter 1917
The old woman turned back to face Lu Yin. “Alliance Leader Lu, will you be satisfied with this?”
Lu Yin arched a brow. This woman was too ruthless and was being too sincere in her regard for Lu Yin. Her behavior made Lu Yin feel too embarrassed to stir up any more trouble.
“God of Wind, you hit me?” Yao Hong screamed. Her eyes were filled with a crazed light. She was furious and resentful. This slap had completely ignited her full hatred.
The old woman turned back and locked a vicious glare onto Yao Hong. “Silence!”
Yao Hong started shrieking, “Why would you strike me? I am God of Mirrors’ disciple while you are a disciple of God of Magenta. You are merely the administrator of Gods’ Origin, and yet you are not supporting your own people, but rather an outsider! I won’t let this go! I’ll report this matter to God of Mirrors!”
The old woman became quite angry, and she lifted a hand and slapped Yao Hong’s face even harder than before, leaving the girl unconscious.
No one else from Gods’ Origin dared to speak a word.
The old woman then turned back to Lu Yin and respectfully said, “Alliance Leader Lu, I will take all of my disciples back to Gods’ Origin now. I hope that you will not hold a grudge against us over this matter.”
Lu Yin’s expression suddenly became far more focused. This old woman was not acting as normal. While it was true that Lu Yin’s current status and strength were quite impressive, it should not be to such an extreme level that Gods’ Origin would feel forced to bow their heads and act so cowardly. This old woman seemed genuinely afraid that Lu Yin would pursue this matter, which did not make much sense. In fact, Lu Yin found Yao Hong’s reaction to be much more reasonable for these people.
An Envoy from Gods’ Origin was not supporting her own people, but rather an outsider. If one viewed this matter kindly, the old woman was seeing the larger picture, but if one wanted to be blunt, she was betraying her own people.
Why was this old woman acting so humbly towards Lu Yin? He was not arrogant enough to believe that he could consider himself a powerhouse in the Neoverse. The entire reason why he had managed to gather so many experts during the Outerverse war was because many of the most powerful people had actually come from the Neoverse, and many of them did not actually follow Lu Yin, but there was also the Hall of Honor’s silence, which indicated their approval.
“Is she truly a disciple of God of Mirrors?” Lu Yin asked.
The old woman replied, “She merely received some lessons from God of Mirrors, so Alliance Leader Lu doesn’t need to worry about that.”
Lu Yin sneered. “Not worry? How is it possible? I’ve heard God of Mirrors is extremely powerful, and it’s quite clear that this woman does not intend to let this matter end here.”
The old woman’s face twisted. “Overseer Lu, my Gods’ Origin has no desire to become your enemy. You have a quite good relationship with God Taiyi, and we are very willing to establish a friendly relationship with you. We readily acknowledge our mistake in this matter, so I beg you to not press this matter any further, Alliance Leader Lu.”
Lu Yin tapped the void with a finger, which caused ripples to spread out that quickly reached the old woman and then passed by her.
The old woman swayed on her feet and nearly fell down. Her expression grew worse by the moment. She had not been able to resist the ripples that had spread out from a single tap of Lu Yin’s finger. This was a demonstration of his strength, the power of someone who was peerless within his own cultivation realm. This was the strength of one who had managed to defeat Progenitor Chen at the same cultivation realm.
“You aren’t someone who can decide the position of Gods’ Origin. Have God of Mirrors speak with me personally. I want him to personally promise that this matter will not go any further, or else I won’t be able to rest peacefully. I’ll constantly be on edge, worried about being attacked by your people,” Lu Yin said casually.
The old woman grew anxious, “Alliance Leader Lu, I promise you that everything will end here and be forgotten!”
Lu Yin suddenly tapped the air again, this time with much greater force. The old woman was unable to stop herself from taking several steps back when the ripples passed over her. She felt the pressure squeeze her internal organs, and she barely managed to stop herself from spitting out blood.
“Have God of Mirrors speak to me,” Lu Yin’s tone remained casual. “Or, I can also make a trip to Gods’ Origin.”
This was his actual intention, as he had always wanted to visit Gods’ Origin. It was possible that he might be able to improve Truesight to the next level of mastery, which would be the Infinity realm.
He was absolutely certain that Gods’ Origin had powerhouses who had already reached the Infinity realm of Truesight, and God of Mirrors was likely one of them. Lu Yin was quite curious about the possibilities that the Infinity realm of Truesight might hold.
The old woman’s eyes flickered. Finally, feeling she had no other options available, she called God of Mirrors.
Shortly after that, Yao Hong awoke. She was still in a bit of a daze, and half of her face was badly swollen, though she could not even feel it. She only managed to move slightly before losing consciousness again. The old woman had struck the girl quite hard, and she would be lucky to not suffer permanent brain damage.
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Lu Yin actually felt a bit sorry for the girl.
Everyone quietly waited. Lu Yin was not in any hurry. He simply closed his eyes, and his body faded like a shadow as he slowly began to absorb stellular energy.
This was how Envoys cultivated; they absorbed stellular energy from the true universe and added it to the stellular energy vortex that had formed within their body. Once the vortex reached a certain level of strength, the Envoy would trigger a stellular tribulation, and after surviving that tribulation, they would be able to resume absorbing more stellular energy into their vortex. This was the essence of an Envoy’s cultivation method, and the Perennial World actually used the number of tribulations that one had survived as their way of differentiating between Envoys’ cultivation levels.
The Fifth Mainland did not use this method of measuring an Envoy’s strength, but if the Fifth Mainland’s power levels were used, Lu Yin believed that he currently possessed a power level of about 800,000 despite having only recently become an Envoy.
His true cultivation level was a one-tribulation Envoy.
Still, his only stellular tribulation had been rather odd, as Lu Yin possessed four stellular energy vortices.
Remembering this fact instantly gave Lu Yin a headache.
Envoys needed to be careful when cultivating and absorbing stellular energy, as a single mistake could pull the true universe’s attention to the Envoy. It would take a long time for most Envoys to trigger their second tribulation after surviving their first one, and it was important for Envoys to slowly train one step at a time. If everything proceeded smoothly, an Envoy would be able to reach their seventh or even eighth stellular tribulation.
However, that was only when considering normal cultivators. Lu Yin’s stellular energy vortices were each much larger than the average one, as the energy contained within an Envoy’s vortex was determined by the amount of star energy that they had possessed as a peak Enlighter. At that time, Lu Yin’s star energy reserves had been roughly 200 times that of an average Enlighter’s.
However, this meant that Lu Yin needed to also absorb multiple times more stellular energy as an Envoy, and to do so safely, he would need to take much, much longer to reach each of his breakthroughs.
This was also not even considering the fact that Lu Yin had four stellular energy vortices, which meant that he required four times as much stellular energy than what anyone knew about. This was yet another reason for Lu Yin to feel frustrated by his future prospects.
Lu Yin observed the true universe. It would be amazing if the true universe was not hostile to him. That would allow him to absorb stellular energy without reservations or fear, and that would mean that he could soon reach the requirements to trigger his second stellular tribulation!
Just as Lu Yin was growing excited, he froze for a moment and turned to look towards the old woman. He watched as someone emerged from the true universe at the old woman’s side. The man who appeared had gray hair, but a very youthful face. Still, it was possible to see the man’s age in his eyes, and he radiated a certain dignity.
The man’s runes were only a bit less than the Sea King’s, and Lu Yin felt that this man should be God of Mirrors.
God of Flames was the strongest powerhouse from Gods’ Origin, but God of Flames had not emerged from seclusion in many years. There were people who believed that God of Flames had actually died long ago while others believed that the powerhouse was in the process of breaking through to become a Semi-Progenitor. No one knew anything definitive regarding God of Flames aside from the second most powerful expert from Gods’ Origin, God of Magenta.
God of Mirrors arrived in the ruins of the city master’s estate, and he glanced around. His eyes lingered on City Master Qing for a moment before he calmly focused on Lu Yin. “Overseer Lu, I have heard of you for a long time.”
A smile appeared on Lu Yin’s face. “Are you God of Mirrors?”
God of Mirrors carefully observed Lu Yin, and horror bubbled up in the man’s heart. How could this child’s runes be even more numerous than his own? How was that even possible? Had Lu Yin not only recently become an Envoy?
At this moment, Lu Yin was not trying to hide his power at all, and he was blatantly revealing his strength. The old woman was also able to see Lu Yin’s runes, and she could not help feeling even greater shock than before. This youth was truly peerless.
The other people from Gods’ Origin felt their eyes sting when they observed Lu Yin’s runes.
Lu Yin was accustomed to being the one observing others’ runes, but at this moment, he was the one being studied by people from Gods’ Origin, and what they saw left them completely stunned.
The person who was the most shocked was actually God of Mirrors. He had cultivated for countless years, and yet he was actually weaker than this child who had only cultivated for a few decades. The old man felt unspeakably depressed at this realization.
“I am God of Mirrors. I’ve heard about what happened in Azure Mansion. What does Alliance Leader Lu wish to hear?” God of Mirrors asked. The man’s initial calmness had vanished, and a powerful fear had blossomed in the depths of his eyes when he looked at Lu Yin.
God of Mirrors had previously believed that, of the Great Eastern Alliance’s powerhouses, only the Second Nightking could overpower him. He had not expected Lu Yin to actually surpass his own number of runes. Even though God of Mirrors was confident in his mastery of Truesight, he was also uncertain as to Lu Yin’s background and backing. This young man was terrifying and unfathomable.
Lu Yin gave a small smile. “Honestly, there’s no need for any further explanation. She’s received the punishment warranted by her actions, and I only asked for you to step out to confirm that Gods’ Origin has no intention of taking revenge for this matter, God of Mirrors.”
The gray-haired man nodded. “There’s no need to worry about that, Overseer Lu. Yao Hong was ruthless in her actions, and she will be dealt with strictly. Naturally, we will not allow any acts of retaliation for this matter, though I do ask that you don’t slander my Gods’ Origin to others. We do not teach our youths to act like villains.”
This was the proper attitude that Gods’ Origin should demonstrate. This was neither trying to offend anyone nor revealing any intimidation.
Lu Yin smiled. “Senior God of Mirrors, I wonder, what level have you reached in your mastery of Truesight?”
The expressions of everyone from Gods’ Origin changed a bit at this question, including even God of Mirrors. Asking about the details of another’s cultivation was exceptionally rude.
God of Mirrors frowned. “What are you trying to say, Alliance Leader Lu?”
“I’m simply curious, and there’s nothing more to it than that. You must understand that this junior has reached the Knowing realm of mastery, but I’m at a loss as to how to proceed further with Truesight,” Lu Yin explained.
Most of the people from Gods’ Origin stared at Lu Yin as though seeing a monster, though the old woman and God of Mirrors were already aware of Lu Yin’s realm of mastery of Truesight.
Lu Yin’s breakthrough to the Envoy realm had already spread, as his stellular tribulation had been a manifestation of Progenitor Chen. Thus, many of Lu Yin’s trump cards had been exposed, such as his Knowing realm of mastery of Truesight, which had been a truly shocking for Gods’ Origin to learn of.
They had never expected Lu Yin, who had never trained within Gods’ Origin, to have managed to achieve the Knowing realm. When they had learned of this, they had wanted to reach out to Lu Yin to ask if he had managed to find any of the Rune Civilization’s ruins, as what else could explain his expertise?
With Lu Yin himself bringing up this topic, God of Mirrors’ eyes flickered, and he waved a hand. “All of you, leave.”
The old woman respectfully acknowledged the orders, and she led everyone from Gods’ Origin away, also making sure to take the unconscious Yao Hong with them.
Lu Yin also asked them to take City Master Qing and his son away, leaving only God of Mirrors and Lu Yin behind.
“Alliance Leader Lu, did you find some ruins from the Rune Civilization?” God of Mirrors got straight to the point.
Lu Yin’s eyes lit up. “Have you reached the Infinity realm, God of Mirrors?”
God of Mirrors was momentarily stunned by the question, but he quickly nodded. “It appears that you have indeed stumbled upon some ruins, as it is otherwise impossible for any outsider to know about the Infinity realm of Truesight. There are not many who have heard of that realm of mastery even within Gods’ Origin.”
“I did indeed find some ruins, and not only that, but I also trained there, and it’s where I managed to reach the Knowing realm of mastery.” Lu Yin made no attempts to hide anything.
God of Mirrors became increasingly excited. “Alliance Leader Lu, let’s make a deal: give those ruins to my Gods’ Origin, and I will take you to a unique place in my Gods’ Origin where you can train in the methods of Rune Technology. What do you say?”
Lu Yin shook his head. “I can’t give you those ruins, as I can’t move them. Especially that statue. From a distance, it seems easy to see the details, but everything becomes less distinct the closer you move. The runes become more difficult to observe.”
God of Mirrors’ eyes went wide, and he could not stop himself from taking several steps and moving right up to Lu Yin. The man anxiously demanded, “A statue? What statue?”
“It’s a statue that an entire group of people were praying to on their knees,” Lu Yin recalled.
God of Mirrors’ breathing grew ragged, and his eyes became bloodshot. “Overseer Lu, where are these ruins? Can you tell me?”