Chapter 2068: Changes of the Divine Palace
Only a select few people knew that the artifact spirit of the Neptunean Divine Palace had awakened. Even the astonishingly powerful supreme Godkings in the structure failed to sense it at all. Outside, only a few people out of the spaceships from various planes and organistaions sensed the awakening. They reported this matter back to their organisations as quickly as possible.
The rumbling of the earth within the Neptunean Divine Palace gradually stopped. Very soon, it became peaceful once again as if nothing had happened at all. Only the sun that had hung in the sky for millions of years was gone, replaced by a huge moon.
The interior of the Neptunean Divine Palace had lost all of its radiance, replaced by heavy darkness. Only the hazy light from the moon provided the dark space with some dim light.
This change cast a shadow in the hearts of all the cultivators within the Neptunean Divine Palace. They all could not help but think about an ancient legend that had been around for who knew how long: when the sun vanishes, and the moon rises once again, a drastic change will happen to the Neptunean Divine Palace.
What kind of change would this be? Would it be positive or negative? No one could answer these questions right now, including the supreme prodigies from peak organisations.
Kai Ya and Jian Chen hovered in the air on the ninth floor of the Neptunean Divine Palace. Both of them raised their heads to stare at the moon high in the sky. They were stern.
They could not help but think about the ancient legend Xiao Zheng had told them about regarding the sun and moon of the Neptunean Divine Palace.
“Jian Chen, did you sense that the world seems to have changed slightly?” Kai Ya looked at Jian Chen as she said with some uncertainty.
Jian Chen sensed his surroundings carefully before shaking his head gently, “Aside from the change of the celestial body and the level of luminance, there’s nothing else different from what I can tell. Kai Ya, have you discovered something?”
Kai Ya remained silent as she closed her eyes and carefully sensed her surroundings. When she opened her eyes, she showed surprise and doubt.
At the same time, Chanlong emerged from the cave in the Neptunean Mountains. He stared at the pitch-black sky and murmured, “The Neptunean Moon has actually reappeared. According to Xiao Zheng, something significant is about to happen to the Neptunean Divine Palace. When I was fused with the Grand Exalt’s formation earlier, I sensed a strange pulse as well as if something changed within the Neptunean Divine Palace in that instance earlier.”
“It’s as if the laws here are different from before, but it has no effect in the boundary of the Neptunean Mountains…”
Several tens of million kilometers away from Jian Chen, the group of Godkings led by the fifth prince of the Sky Empire sat on the ground and meditated. Many of them were covered with blood, and some of them were pale, clearly injured. They were recovering through pills.
Unsurprisingly, the ten Godkings of the Yun family were among them. After Yun Xin agreed to become the fifth prince’s wife, they were bound to the fifth prince. Originally, the Yun family was satisfied with their harvest this time after Yun Xin ingested the Spiritual Root of Heavenly Ways, so the ten remaining Godkings all wanted to leave and escort Yun Xin away. However, the fifth prince wanted them to stay, so they could only stay.
This was because their Yun family did not dare to offend the fifth prince of the Sky Empire at all. There was no need for them to fear this much if their Yun family was distant from the Sky Empire, but they just happened to be located in the empire.
“Bai Qi and the others still haven’t returned. They shouldn’t have taken so long,” the fifth prince said softly as he sat on the ground. However, he stared at the moon in the sky without blinking at all. He was stern.
The reappearance of the Neptunean Moon meant that something big was about to happen to the Neptunean Divine Palace. However, no matter what the change was, even the ancestral emperors of the Sky Empire had no idea, which made the fifth prince feel danger. He wanted to gather his own forces as soon as possible.
This was because a few of the Godkings he had originally brought in had died from all the battles in the past few days, making his forces weaken slightly.
“Please do not worry, your highness. We’ve already left where we were before, so it’ll naturally take Bai Qi and the others some time for them to catch up. The Neptunean Divine Palace is not peaceful either. Bai Qi and the others have probably been delayed by some matter seeing how they still haven’t returned. However, not many people can threaten the two siblings on the ninth floor anymore given their strength. There’s no need to worry, your highness,” mister Shu said calmly from beside the fifth prince. However, his eyes shone brightly as he stared at the horizon, at the moon in the sky. Mister Shu seemed scholarly and harmless, but he was extremely powerful.
The fifth prince glanced at Yun Xin, who was cultivating with her eyes closed nearby. He said slowly, “I’m not worried about anything happening to Bai Qi and them. I’m concerned with whether they’ve completed my mission or not.”
Close to the fifth prince, a small, thin Godking snickered and said to the fifth prince politely through a secret message, “There’s no need to worry at all, your highness. It’ll be effortless for the siblings to kill Jian Chen and the others with their strength. Nothing will go wrong. The four of them should be dead already, and the siblings should return very soon.”
The fifth prince nodded slightly and said in a deep voice, “Let’s heal up as quickly as possible. Who knows what will happen next with the Neptunean Moon’s appearance. We have to face it at our peak condition.”
At this moment, a Godking that the fifth prince had sent out to investigate certain matters returned. He said politely, “Your highness, a major matter has happened recently. Someone entered the Divine Medicinal Garden with a formation-destroying treasure and cleaned out a quarter of the whole place in a short amount of time.”
“What? A quarter of all the heavenly resources in the garden have been dug away? Is that true?” The fifth prince’s face changed, and he suddenly stood up. He knew about the Divine Medicinal Garden. Only God Tier heavenly resources were planted there, and every single one of them was invaluable. However, powerful formations protected them all, so getting through the formations to harvest them was extremely difficult.
Even with the current force he possessed, it would not be guaranteed that he would be able to harvest a single heavenly resource within the ten years the Neptunean Divine Palace would remain open. As a result, he did not attempt to collect the heavenly resources there even though he had gone to the garden before and desired the God Tier heavenly resources dearly.
There would never be more than ten heavenly resources dug up each time the Neptunean Divine Palace was opened throughout history, yet he had just heard that someone had dug up a quarter of everything there. It was just too shocking to accept.
“A quarter of the Divine Medicinal Garden. That’s over two hundred God Tier heavenly resources. Even the imperial vault of our Sky Empire does not necessarily have such a terrifying number of God Tier heavenly resources,” mister Shu gasped in shock as well.
The reporting Godking’s expression became rather strange. He continued, “It’s completely true. I’ve also heard that the people who took the heavenly resources away include Jian Chen’s group.”