Stealing The Heavens - Chapter 4
Book 1, Chapter 4 - Ancient Portal
The Great Universal Dimensional Portal, also called the Dimension Portal, is a legendary portal that was used by ancient immortals to travel between stars.
Without a specific protection talisman for the Great Universal Dimensional Portal, only an Earth Immortal with a perfect Nascent Soul, and those stronger than an Earth Immortal, would have the qualifications to use the Great Universal Dimensional Portal. The result of someone underneath the Earth Immortal realm using this portal would be them getting shredded to pieces by the humongous suction force between the stars.
Not only would their bodies be ripped apart, even their souls would vanish into the void.
Soul disintegration;forever unable to reincarnate. This was the most tragic way to die in the world.
Miao Yuan was proudly looking at Wu Wang while explaining the mysterious features of the Great Universal Dimensional Portal. He kept describing to the three the huge amount of pain they would experience when ripped apart by the ancient portal, as well as the tragic scene of their souls and bodies being torn apart.
Le Xiaobai squinted his eyes. His eyeballs rolled around, he was trying to calculate the chances of them turning this situation around.
But no matter how much Le Xiaobai thought about it and calculated, faced with the immortal abilities of Miao Yuan, every plan he could think of would just be a waste of time.
Wu Qi stared at Miao Yuan while grinding his teeth. Word by word he swore, ’’If I am able to survive this day, I will kill everyone in your sect in the future!’’
Miao Yuan wasn't bothered by what Wu Qi said. Survive? How could that be possible? The Great Universal Dimensional Portal wasn't some fake object. Either you were protected by the portal protection talisman, or you were an Earth Immortal with a perfect nascent soul. If you weren't any of those, then you would without a doubt be ripped apart by the portal, there was no other possibility.
As for Wu Wang, he was staring at Shangguan Ye with a grin, ’’Sect Elder Token, do you not want it anymore? If you vow that you'll let Wu Qi and Xiaobai go, I'll give you the token!’’
Shangguan Ye turned his head with a snort, then he teased, ’’The Underhand Sect is already mine, what's the point of having a token? I've never really care about it. With it, I'm the Sect Elder. Without it, I'm still the Sect Elder.
Patting his own shoulders in a mocking manner, Shangguan Ye stared at Wu Wang with a sincere look and said, ’’I don't possess those legendary qi meridians. The old story about the token's function wouldn't work on me, so why would I let go of two of my enemies just for something that is impossible?’’
Wu Wang let out a long sigh and shook his head helplessly.
The Great Universal Dimensional Portal had been activated. 360 jade plates were moving in circles around the golden platform, and streams of light were being shot out from them, filling the huge sphere shaped space with dazzling lights. Massive pressure was being emitted from the portal, forcing Shangguan Ye and the other disciples of the Underhand Sect to keep moving back. Only Miao Yuan and the eight other priests were able to withstand the pressure, with great effort.
[TL: Actually, a more accurate translation would be daoists. I chose priests last chapter, as it sounded better, but I forgot to include a TL note.]
When the golden platform unleashed a layer of golden light, it immediately covered Wu Wang and the other two. A bright, golden talisman appeared in one of Miao Yuan's hands. He then aimed it at the Great Universal Dimensional Portal.
Seemingly being able to sense Wu Wang and the rest's puzzled expressions, Miao Yuan started explaining the origin of this talisman with a smile.
’’Several months ago, in the grand ancestral worship ceremony of the Green Mountain Sect, a few legendary patriarchs who had entered the immortal realm awarded some cultivation scrolls. At the back of those scrolls there were nine Grand Heavenly Positioning Talismans.’’
’’The patriarchs of the Green Mountain Sect were told that some evil demons had constructed a Great Universal Dimensional Portal in the mortal realm with the intentions of using it to travel freely between the mortal realm and the demon realm. This led to conspiracy theories which could cause trouble for the immortals. Therefore, they requested the disciples of the mortal realm to find out where this portal was, and then use the Grand Heavenly Positioning Talismans to find out where it led.’’
’’As long as they could find the destination of the portal, the patriarchs of the Green Mountain Sect would strike that destination with full force, destroying all possibilities of a disaster.’’
’’Recorded within the Grand Heavenly Positioning Talismans, is the positions of all the stars in the universee were recorded. As long as the demons activated the it, the positioning talismans would be able to find the portal's final destination and transmit that position to the patriarchs of the Green Mountain Sect.’’
Wu Qi carefully listened to Miao Yuan's explanation. The patriarchs of the Green Mountain Sect were now his enemies.
As for Le Xiaobai, he was looking at Miao Yuan with surprise, ’’Immortals are real? Devils and demons are real? Are you sure the things you obtained in the worship ceremony weren't just random objects made by a group of fake priests suffering from hysteria?’’
Miao Yuan started boiling with rage, he raised his hand up high while still holding onto the glowing Grand Heavenly Positioning Talisman;he stared at Le Xiaobai and scolded, ’’Ridiculous! Among the patriarchs of the Green Mountain Sect, of course there's someone who has broken through this realm and entered the immortal realm! Hysteria? Bullshit! What kind of hysterical disorders can construct this Great Universal Dimensional Portal?’’
Le Xiaobai shut his mouth. He stared at the jade plates that were circulating around him with great speed, he couldn't find any words to say.
The portal was circulating with great speed, and the pressure from the surroundings was becoming greater. Every single bone in the bodies of the three were making cracking sounds. The Grand Universal Dimensional Portal really deserved its reputation. It was the transportation tool of immortals, not something a mortal could withstand. This was especially true for the weakest one among the three, Le Xiaobai. He began to bleed from all orifices, and his body had lost all its strength, so he could only lay on the platform immobile.
Miao Yuan smiled scornfully. This was only the initial pressure they would feel when the portal started its launch. When the portal started the transmitting process, that's the time when Le Xiaobai and the other two's soul would start disintegrating.
Shangguan Ye looked at Le Xiaobai who was bleeding from all orifices. He felt joyful seeing this.
This was the little peacock who had planned everything for Wu Wang. He helped Wu Wang form a huge power network in the Underhand Sect in just a few years. He even helped him overtake Shangguan Ye who was the son of the previous Sect Elder. If it wasn't for Le Xiaobai, Shangguan Ye believed that he could have fought with Wu Wang without losing so terribly those few months back. He had lost everything he had to fight back.
Luckily, he had leaned towards the right man.
Glancing respectfully at the trembling Miao Yuan, Shangguan Ye breathed a sigh of relief.
After getting rid of Wu Wang and the other two, the Underhand Sect would be in his hands. Although Shangguan Ye said that he didn't care about the Sect Elder Token, once everything here came to an end, he would go to the Swiss Bank's safety vault and find that token. Generations of Underhand Sect Elders had passed the message down verbally, there was a big secret within the token itself. If he really gave up on the token, then he wouldn't be able content at all.
But too bad, the requirements for those big sects are too strict.
Shangguan Ye furrowed his brows in exasperation.
Miao Yuan held onto the Great Heavenly Positioning Talisman and sent all his vital energy into it. A tiny golden line shot out from the talisman and strongly latchedtangled itself onto the Great Dimensional Universal Portal's golden platform. The packed symbols on the platform started glowing, along with the Great Heavenly Positioning Talisman. Humongous energy waves were rippling like tidal waves. Except for Miao Yuan, all the others were forced down onto the floor, unable to move.
Wu Wang and the other two who were being constrained within the portal by the massive pressure couldn't even lift a finger.
Sensing the horrifying massive pressure surrounding them, Wu Wang let out a long sigh.
’’Shangguan Ye, this time, you've won!’’
Shangguan Ye who was also being pressed down on the floor started laughing out without control. Without stopping his laugh he said, ’’Save your breath, I already know that I've won!’’
Tilting his head upwards with pride, Shangguan Ye said with a cold voice, ’’The Underhand Sect is mine! Wu Wang, you can't win against me!’’
Laying on top of the golden platform, Wu Wang stared at Shangguan Ye from high up with a grin, ’’I never really had the Underhand Sect in my mind. If it wasn't for my mission to try my best to become the top management of the Underhand Sect, there would be no point in fighting with you!’’
Shangguan Ye and all the other Underhand Sect disciples widened their mouths, they were all startled.
While breathing out a sigh of relief, Wu Wang mumbled to himself, ’’Hiding for so many years, I can finally breathe out a sigh of relief.’’
Staring at Shangguan Ye who was still startled, Wu Wang grinned and said, ’’I'll tell you honestly, I'm an undercover agent. My mission was to take control of the Underhand Sect. With the abilities of the Underhand Sect, you guys should have heard about 'Collecting Heaven', right? I was sent by them!’’
[TL: I'm not too sure about Collecting Heaven... I might change it in the future, if it appears in future chapters.]
Shangguan Ye stared at Wu Wang blankly, suddenly he scolded, ’’Damn you, you motherf*ker! You, you're a spy!’’
Wu Wang grinned and spoke as if he didn't care, ’’Le Xiaobai joined the Underhand Sect in order to pursue excitement. Therefore, if he was killed, I wouldn't feel any pain at all.’’
Le Xiaobai gazed at Wu Wang ruefully and said with a sad voice, ’’Brother Wu, don't talk like that!’’
Wu Wang didn't care about Le Xiaobai's words, he continued saying, ’’But for Wu Qi, I'm the one who dragged him into the Underhand Sect. The reason why I dragged him into the sect is because I discovered that it is highly possible that he possesses the Underhand Sect's legendary Stealing Heavens Arteries. Therefore, I took him in as my disciple. And therefore, I will be the one responsible for his life!’’
Glaring at Miao Yuan who was maintaining the Great Heavenly Positioning Talisman with all his effort, Wu Wang said with a strange smile, ’’Wu Qi is my disciple, therefore, if you people want to kill him, I will avenge him at any cost!’’
Clenching his teeth together, Wu Wang bit off his tongue with all his strength.
The massive pressure from the portal became even more intense. Like a fountain, the blood in Wu Wang's mouth sprayed out for dozens of meters.
Losing such a huge amount of blood, Wu Wang's life was leaving with great speed. His heart instantly stopped beating.
A bright eye piercing light suddenly exploded out from the Grand Universal Dimensional Portal, and the portal was finally activated. Wu Wang and the other two were going to be transported soon. At the same time, The Great Heavenly Positioning Talisman in Miao Yuan's hand also started emitting an eye catching golden light. The positioning of the final destination was almost complete.
Right at this crucial timing, Wu Wang's left leg suddenly exploded. The rapid force of the explosion swept across, immediately causing abnormality in the Grand Universal Dimensional Portal.
The jade plates were starting to break piece by piece, and the twisting energy of the space was turning into a golden platform in a dough shape.
The self defense mechanism of the portal was instantly destroyed, and the humongous tidal energy within the Grand Universal Dimensional Portal was starting to explode uncontrollably.
An eye catching pillar of light shot up into the sky from the middle of Machu Picchu, instantly spreading across the entire area.
A giant mushroom cloud billowed into the sky from underneath Machu Picchu together with the sound of an incredibly loud explosion. A few nearby hills were instantly turned into ashes at the same time.
The massive explosion swept across the whole area, hills were collapsing, rivers running dry, and trees breaking from their trunks and flying high up into the air.
The ground was shaking, and even the clouds were sent flying. The landscape around Machu Picchu was moving up and down like ripples in water, huge trenches were appearing everywhere, and a few hills were even swallowed by the trenches, sinking deep into the earth.
After a long time when everything returned to its original peaceful state, Machu Picchu had disappeared.
What was left on the spot where Machu Picchu used to be was a huge crater spreading hundreds of miles, with a depth of over thirty miles.