Paragon of Sin

Chapter 400: Impossible!

apons of war, and desire. 

The sword wasn ’t born from the world, but born from the intent of lifeforms to kill, to defend, to grow stronger. The will to battle or slaughter wasn ’t formed naturally, but by an innate intent for conflict and struggle, either due to one ’s pleasure or innate desire for strength. 

The Mind Dao wasn ’t just regarding enlightenment, but the concept of sentient thought and consciousness, memories, and beliefs. It was far too broad of a subject to delve in effectively. He still didn ’t understand the principles of the Eden Dao, merely that it has the ability to interact with mental energies and sources, such as the Sea of Consciousness and Mind ’s Eye.

He experienced a momentary shock. ”Could the Myriad War Dao Palace had been demolished and replaced because it was obsolete? ” As this thought entered his mind, he felt there was a high likelihood of this being the truth, and it was later replaced by the Myriad Creation Dao Palace.

Wei Wuyin looked at the old man, who seemed to merely be patiently waiting for his selection. Smiling, he asked: ”Are you going to pretend to be an autonomous lifeform or reveal yourself as a living creature with independent thought? ” 

When he said this, the old man seemed entirely unaffected. Unfortunately for him, Wei Wuyin could ’see ’ the mental fluctuations reveal similarities to ’shock ’. 

Wei Wuyin continued, ”What is this place? What ’s the connection between the Myriad War Dao Palace and Myriad Creation Dao Palace? ” When these questions was asked, the old man continued to remain unaffected, but its blaring mental energy surges betrayed its current thoughts.

”Do you remember me or are you and the others independent? ” He kept rapidfire shooting off questions, using his Celestial Eyes to glean into its emotional state. Just as he was about to ask further questions, he felt his body tremble.

An eruption of spatial forces occurred nearby, causing him to turn his head behind him to the pillar. When he inspected it with his normal eyes, he saw nothing, but when he focused his Celestial Eyes to its maximum, he saw a male figure shrouded in mist arrive at the pillar. Similarly, they were blinded for a while.

’Lin Ming? ’ He instantly recognized this figure ’s form, realizing it was Lin Ming, the Blessed that had fought Zuhei until they were both grievously injured. The old man ’s mental energy fluctuations started to wildly flare up, causing Wei Wuyin to return to see it.

The old man kept his normal smile, but Wei Wuyin felt extreme shock from it. ”I ’m not the only Candidate? ” Wei Wuyin asked, but when he did, something unexpected happened!

The perpetually congenial smile on the old man ’s face was wiped clean, revealing widened eyes and a wide-open mouth. Its expression was absolutely vivid. 

”Can you see the other Candidate? ” It asked, breaking away from its familiar monotone voice to reveal emotion and a free-flowing cadence. 

Wei Wuyin nodded. ”Not only can I see, but I also know who he is. Lin Ming, member of the Elemental Heaven Pavilion, and Successor of Divine King Han Xei ’s legacy. ” His words were deliberate, especially the last portion as he focused his silver gaze onto the old man ’s reactions.

And as he expected, the old man was startled into horror. ”Wait! You ’re not his Successor as well? You should have a token of Elementus, one of nine. Do you not? ” It asked, seemingly uncertain about the circumstances.

Lin Ming soon started moving, arriving at the steps of the palace, only a few feet away from him, but entirely unaware of Wei Wuyin. Furthermore, he observed rays of light surge out from the palace doors once more and arrived to greet Lin Ming. It formed the silhouette of an old man too.

Wei Wuyin could only glimpse into it as if he was looking at frosted glass even with his Celestial Eyes.

Realizing this, Wei Wuyin answered: ”I ’ve cultivated the Divine Element Form Method, but I do not have a token of Elementus nor have I received any legacy of the Divine King Han Xei outside of what was publicly available to most in my starfield. ” 

The Divine Element Form Method was the Qi Cultivation Method the Divine King Han Xei had left behind to the world after reportedly being unable to find a successor who could cultivate five high-level Advanced Elemental Essences and merge them into Elemental Origin Energy. 

He had accomplished this, but that was purely based on his own efforts and will, without an ounce of support from Divine King Han Xei.

But from the reaction of this old man, his initial assumption might be true: The Divine King Han Xei was linked to this realm. But from the mention of these Tokens of Elementus, it reminded him of the Knights of Elementus that Wu Yu mentioned as subordinates of the Divine King.

”… ” The old man went silent. Its greyed eyes seemed to grow dazed as Lin Ming proceeded to choose a Core Element Dao and walked up the stairs, likely facing whatever trial to validate his qualifications as a Selected Candidate. 

Then, the old man asked a question with extreme solemnity. ”If you don ’t have a Token of Elementus, how did you cultivate Elemental Origin Intent? ” This question was spoken with a tone several notches lower than before, causing a sense of oppression to rise in the air.

Wei Wuyin, however, was entirely unbothered by such elementary interrogation tactics. ”I cultivated it myself, ” his answer was direct and simple.


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