The past was the past, the future was the present to come, the past and the present will be the time. The inheritance of the Passing of Time Great Emperor was divided into two parts, and Yang Xiao and Yang Xue each comprehended one of them. Each of them had their own good fortune and could be considered the disciples of the Passing of Time Great Emperor.
Due to Yang Xue’s cultivation of the past, she was able to reverse time to a certain extent, just like how she was able to use it on the Wind Monarch and Yang Kai.
By borrowing the power of the endless hourglasses, Yang Xue was able to restore Yang Kai’s lost lifespan, so how could it not be a kind of time backtracking?
Relying on the power of the hourglass, Yang Xue was able to quickly restore the Wind Monarch's physical condition to a certain point.
Seeing the shock in Yang Kai’s eyes, the little girl giggled, “Although this technique isn’t weak, it has its limitations. This little sister’s strength is unable to revive a dead person, even powerless against some fatal injuries.”
It was as if she had seen through Yang Kai’s thoughts and said so.
Only then did Yang Kai nod. When he heard her say that she could reverse time, Yang Kai’s first thought was to revive the dead. If the Time Laws were really so powerful, then once someone died in front of Yang Xue, wouldn’t she be able to revive the dead with just a single time backtracking? If that was the case, then this power was simply too precious.
However, after listening to Yang Xue’s words, Yang Kai realized that such a thing was simply a fantasy. If the Time Laws were truly so heaven defying, then even the Passing of Time Great Emperor wouldn’t have fallen. He, who had truly grasped the Time Laws, should be able to live as long as the world.
A cultivator’s cultivation was heaven-defying, but they needed to follow the will of the Heavens. To interfere with life and death was beyond the scope of a cultivator’s ability.
Yang Xue continued, “Because we cultivated the Great Emperor’s inheritance, Xiao’er and I were able to control this artifact…” She was obviously referring to the endless hourglass in her hand.
When Yang Xiao appeared just now, he had taken the Endless Hourglass from the Wind Monarch's hands, and Yang Xue had not even shown any signs of doing anything before directly activating the power of the Endless Hourglass. All of this was related to their hundreds of years of cultivation.
They cultivated the orthodox inheritance of the Passing of Time Great Emperor, and the Endless Hourglass was the Origin Treasure of the Passing of Time Great Emperor. It was something left here for the inheritors, so naturally, they could easily control it. This was something the Wind Monarch could never compare to, even if the Wind Monarch spent a hundred years refining it.
Speaking of the Endless Hourglass, Yang Xue’s face showed a trace of guilt, “Xiao’er and I already knew that there was such a treasure in the Divine Temple, but Uncle Qiong Qi said that we should only take it after we had successfully cultivated. Who would have thought that it would make Big Brother suffer?”
“It’s none of your fault, It's my fault for suffering this calamity,” Yang Kai waved his hand. Before, he had been blaming Qiong Qi for not taking the Great Emperor’s Artifact and letting an outsider take it for free, but now it seemed that what Qiong Qi had done was not without reason. The Endless Hourglass was the Great Emperor’s Artifact, and although it was left for those who were fated to obtain it, if they touched it too early, it would not be good for Yang Xiao and Yang Xue's cultivation. Only by strengthening their foundation and obtaining this Artifact would they be able to control it as they wished, otherwise they would not be able to cultivate and would only lose themselves in front of the power of this Artifact, affecting their cultivation.
Yang Xue, on the other hand, frowned and turned back to look at the Wind Monarch who was being beaten up by Yang Xiao, asking in confusion, “Does Big Brother know how this person entered the Divine Temple and how he refined this artifact?”
Logically speaking, the Passing of Time Temple had long since been sealed, so unless they opened it from the inside, no one should be able to open its entrance. But now, not only had someone opened the Temple, they had even taken away the endless hourglasses and refined them. This made Yang Xue somewhat confused.
If he had only refined the endless hourglass, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. After the battle between Wind Monarch and Yang Kai, he had no choice but to use the power of the hourglass to activate the power of the Divine Temple’s protection and strengthen himself. With Wind Chaser's attack, the entire Passing of Time Temple began to stir, waking Yang Xiao and Yang Xue from their cultivation. Otherwise, the two of them wouldn’t have known that so many things had happened inside the Divine Temple.
However, it was also thanks to the Wind Monarch’s actions that Yang Kai was able to survive, otherwise Yang Kai really have to hide inside the Mysterious Small World.
Yang Kai sighed and briefly explained his encounter with the Wind Monarch and Demonic Heavenly Dao, focusing on the existence of the Great Emperor’s remains.
Hearing this, Yang Xue’s brow wrinkled as she raised her hand and made a grasping motion.
A behemoth suddenly appeared in front of them, a ferocious giant beast with a terrifying aura. If it wasn’t Qiong Qi, who else could it be? However, just like when Yang Kai had first discovered it, this monster was still in a deep sleep, breathing loudly.
Yang Xue explained, “When Xiao’er and I cultivated the Time Laws, the Passing of Time Temple would be affected slightly, occasionally causing space and time to become chaotic, so Uncle Qiong Qi asked Xiao’er and I to place a restriction on him and Sister Liu Yan so they wouldn’t notice the passage of time.”
After all, the two little kids had been cultivating here for hundreds of years, and Qiong Qi and Liu Yan had nothing to do here, so it was boring to just wait. After setting up the barrier, it was better to dream for a thousand years than to wait.
This was also why Yang Kai was unable to awaken Liu Yan and Qiong Qi.
Yang Xue stretched out a white jade finger and gently pressed it against Qiong Qi’s head, shouting, “Release!”
As her jade-like hand pressed down, the sound of something shattering rang out. Yang Xue held back her hand and waited for a few breaths before Qiong Qi’s snores gradually subsided, his eyelids trembling slightly before slowly opening.
A violent aura instantly swept out in all directions…
After sleeping for hundreds of years, Qiong Qi still hadn’t regained his senses, but after his vision slowly focused, he saw Yang Xue and Yang Kai and couldn’t help being stunned, his huge body twisting and transforming into a fierce-looking man.
Those who didn’t know him would definitely think that this guy wasn’t a good person.
But then again, Qiong Qi wasn’t anything good to begin with, how could the notorious name of this Ancient Beast be a rumor?
“Greetings, Young Master, why are you here?” Qiong Qi’s tone was extremely polite.
Yang Kai smiled, “There’s no need to call me Young Master…”
Back when Qiong Qi was being pursued by Spirit Beast Island’s Li Wuyi and Jiu Feng, he had coincidentally encountered Yang Kai outside the Eastern Region’s Heavenly Wolf Valley. In order to use Yang Kai’s name to escape this crisis, Qiong Qi had asked Yang Kai to become his Young Master, one of the reasons being that Yang Kai had cultivated the Time Flies Seal.
However, from the looks of it now, this title had to be changed. After all, Yang Kai wasn’t the one to inherit the legacy of the Passing of Time Great Emperor, but Yang Xiao and Yang Xue.
Qiong Qi understood and after a moment of hesitation, he changed his tone, “Why is Master here?”
Yang Kai was somewhat speechless, but after thinking about it carefully, he realized that the Passing of Time Great Emperor was the only master of Old Qiong. Since Yang Xue and Yang Xiao had become the Great Emperor’s disciples, they were now his Young Masters. Yang Kai was Yang Xiao’s foster father and Yang Xue’s older brother, so calling him Master wasn’t wrong.
Yang Kai didn’t want to dwell on this matter any longer and simply said, “Let Xue’er tell you.”
Although most of his lifespan had returned to his body, this fierce battle had consumed a great deal of his energy, so he would need at least half a month to recover.
Yang Xue understood her elder brother’s situation and immediately explained.
Hearing that the man named Wind Monarch was actually holding the remains of a Great Emperor and setting up a great array to summon the Passing of Time Temple, after being destroyed by Yang Kai, using his remains to shatter the void and escape into the temple, Qiong Qi couldn’t help frowning.
The situation wasn’t complicated at all. Yang Xue only needed a few words to explain everything, and if there was anything he didn’t understand, Yang Kai would add.
After she finished speaking, Yang Xue asked, “Uncle Qiong Qi, Xue’er wants to know why Honored Master’s remains were left outside and where his tomb is.”
The Passing of Time Great Emperor had long since fallen, and this was a well-known fact. Everyone thought that the Great Emperor’s tomb was inside the Passing of Time Temple, but only Qiong Qi, Yang Xiao, and Yang Xue knew that there was no Great Emperor Tomb inside the Temple, only the inheritance of the Great Emperor.
As the Great Emperor’s Disciple, Yang Xue now had the responsibility and obligation to understand these things. At the very least, she and Yang Xiao had to pay their respects to the Great Emperor.
Hearing this, Qiong Qi slowly shook his head, “Old Master doesn’t have a tomb.”
Yang Kai frowned, “What do you mean?”
Yang Xue also looked at him curiously. If there was no grave, then where did the Great Emperor’s remains in the hands of the Wind Monarch come from? It couldn’t have just been picked up by the roadside, right?
Qiong Qi said solemnly, “I didn’t want to tell you about this so early, but since we’ve reached this point, there’s no point in hiding it.” Pausing for a moment, Qiong Qi continued, “In the past, Old Master was a genius who had comprehended the Time Laws. In a mere thousand years, he had obtained the recognition of this world and obtained the position of Great Emperor. When Old Master was still alive, he could be said to be unparalleled in the world, invincible and lonely. Old Master was dedicated to his cultivation and had no partner or heir, so he accompanied me to guard the Passing of Time Temple. After a few thousand years, Old Master suddenly came out of his secluded room and told me that he had comprehended a profound mystery from the Outer Universe, so he wanted to travel around, ordering me to guard the Passing of Time Temple and wait for his return.”
“Old Master’s orders, Old Qiong will naturally comply and remain in the Divine Temple. After a few hundred years…” At this point, Qiong Qi’s brow wrinkled even more as his fierce eyes flashed a hint of fear, causing Yang Xue and Yang Kai, who had been paying close attention to him, to be amazed.
Qiong Qi was an ancient vicious beast that had accompanied the Passing of Time Great Emperor for countless years. What else in this world could make him afraid? Even if there were other Great Emperors in front of him, he probably wouldn’t show such an expression.
But in reality, Old Qiong’s eyes showed a trace of fear, and even his voice trembled slightly, “A few hundred years later, an endless hourglass suddenly broke through the sky and returned to the Divine Temple. Inside the hourglass was a remnant of Old Master’s will. The remnant will was unclear, but the meaning behind it could not be clearer. There was great danger in the Outer Universe, and Old Master had died!”
As soon as he finished speaking, Yang Kai felt a chill run down his spine as goosebumps covered his body.
TO BE CONTINUED...