Worlds’ Apocalypse Online Chapter 1073 | WAO 1073
As soon as Gu Qing Shan declared ‘I obey’, a sparkle of light descended from above and was absorbed into his body.
——–was I granted passage?
While Gu Qing Shan was pondering, he saw a line of text appear on the black cloth in front of his eyes:
[According to the power fluctuation and its uniqueness, it is assumed that the pledge was a magical contract from a Void Deity]
Lines of glowing text also appeared on the War God UI:
[You’ve been bounded by an irresistible pledge to the four Gods]
[Following this, you must obey the Laws of the Four Pillar Gods of the void, otherwise, you will be directly crushed to death under the four great powers of the void]
The Laws of the Four Pillar Gods
Gu Qing Shan checked his Soul Points that were growing sparser by the day, but couldn’t help but ask: “What are the Laws?”
The War God UI replied.
After it gave the answer, Gu Qing Shan’s remaining Soul Points value was deducted by 200.
Gu Qing Shan saw his Soul Points value go down and complained: “Oi, you only answered ‘unsure’ and you still took Soul Points?”
[Yes, I did] the War God UI replied.
Then he was deducted another 200 Soul Points.
Gu Qing Shan felt irritated.
But he didn’t want to respond to this UI right now.
A wall within the darkness slowly parted, revealing an underground passage that was filled with seawater.
There was no light.
Only Gu Qing Shan lightly hovered alone in front of the passage.
He was still wielding the Chao Yin sword.
The seawater couldn’t reach him.
Gu Qing Shan pondered.
He was concerned with the pledge to the four Pillar Gods of the void.
The four Pillar Gods had performed a spell that made everyone who entered their passage pledge absolute obedience to their Laws, but never stated what the Laws were.
This basically meant that———
Either you do not enter, or you must obey whatever Laws that are revealed after your pledge, or you will die.
It could completely be seen just how careful the Pillar Gods were with this passage.
Gu Qing Shan muttered.
At this point, lines of text showed up on his black cloth:
[Please remove the black cloth in front of your eyes]
[Your vision has been recovered]
[Please do not activate your Iris Technique within the next hour, otherwise, your eyes will be injured once again]
Gu Qing Shan happily removed the black cloth, only to see that it was still completely dark.
He casually formed a hand seal to gather light on his finger, using that to illuminate the dark water.
In his vision, the wall had opened up to reveal a large tunnel, which was actually an underwater passage.
—–my eyes really did heal!
“None of Laura’s many serums were able to cure the wound caused by the World Technique, who would’ve thought Impartial Goddess would be able to figure out a solution so quickly” Gu Qing Shan emotionally sighed.
An electronic voice resounded from the black cloth: [Knowledge changes the future, and science will change one’s life]
Gu Qing Shan smiled, then asked: “Can you turn into something else? Because I don’t need a cloth to cover my eyes now”
The black cloth in his hand turned into a puddle of glowing liquid.
“What is this?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
[As the wall had shown traces of more than one person touching it, for the sake of his excellency’s safety, I have transformed into a human-surface-characteristics-adjusting device]
This puddle of glowing liquid was quickly absorbed into Gu Qing Shan’s skin and vanished without a trace.
A few moments later.
Gu Qing Shan used inner sight to observe himself, noticing that his appearance had been slightly altered.
Just a tiny change on his eyebrows and visage had managed to turn him into a completely different person.
——-although, it seems like I’ve gotten a bit more handsome.
[Are you pleased?] the electronic voice asked.
Gu Qing Shan replied: “I think there’s no need to make me this handsome. I need an unassuming appearance in order to avoid attention”
The electronic voice spoke with a serious voice:
[Your excellency is incorrect. A person of your excellency’s caliber must shine above all else]
[The adjustment artifact had decided that your excellency should use this appearance]
[This cosmetic adjustment has been completed, a warm reminder: There are a million ways to change one’s appearance, but safety is the best way; an unprofessional procedure would only cause tears to flow, please use Impartial Goddess’ special human-surface-characteristics-adjusting device for all appearance altering purposes]
[—–Because you deserve it~]
Gu Qing Shan: “”
Apparently, every system had its own quirks.
The War God UI was a total miser; the [Demon King Order] turned out to be an unashamed thief and robber; while this [Super Dimensional device] from Impartial Goddess seemed to be quite vain.
Gu Qing Shan felt another headache incoming.
Regardless, at least my eyesight has actually recovered.
And an adjustment of appearance is convenient for the future.
Although being too handsome isn’t necessarily a good thing, it’s at least different from my real appearance.
Gu Qing Shan wielded the Chao Yin sword, split the water and headed into the passage.
At first, the passage was level, so Gu Qing Shan simply had to fly forward, but as time went by, it began to tilt downward and eventually became a straight drop.
The entire passage was filled with water, there would occasionally be some strange sea creatures as well.
These sea creatures were basically docile, only some would occasionally try to touch Gu Qing Shan from curiosity.
Gu Qing Shan carefully avoided them, wielding the Chao Yin sword to split the water while also wielding the Earth sword in his other hand, preparing to fight as soon as it was necessary.
He continued flying downwards.
The water-filled passage gradually became narrower and narrower, until a point where there was only enough space for one person to pass at a time.
As time passed, after diving down for a few hundred thousand meters, Gu Qing Shan finally saw the bottom of the passage.
——it was completely clean with nothing here.
How is that possible?
Gu Qing Shan summoned the [True Crimson Demon Spear] and stabbed it to the ground.
The ground opened up!
Gu Qing Shan’s figure flashed and left the passage.
This place was an even deeper area of the sea, filled with darkness and silence.
Gu Qing Shan released his inner sight to observe and found that right above the water surface was an immeasurably long wall.
Did the four Pillar Gods drill a hole through the wall that led to the very bottom of it?
——-that can’t be right, there was clearly no path forward, It was just after I broke through that I managed to get here.
Gu Qing Shan found things to be stranger and stranger.
Suddenly, he noticed something out of the ordinary within his inner sight.
Several miles away from his location, several black figures were floating in the water before slowly swimming towards where he was.
For some reason, as soon as Gu Qing Shan noticed those black figures, he felt goosebumps all over his body.
——–he saw multitudes of bones behind those black figures.
“Strange, what are these things protecting?”
Gu Qing Shan quickly pondered this, the sense of unease was growing stronger in his mind.
He focused his inner sight and carefully scanned through the wall above the water.
The wall was completely flat without any obvious differences.
Gu Qing Shan used the [True Crimson Demon Spear] to slash the wall again.
A deep hole appeared.
Indeed, the [True Crimson Demon Spear] could cut the wall apart, but that was meaningless.
The entire water surface was being covered by this wall.
Without mentioning how much effort it would take, by the time Gu Qing Shan manages to cut open a path, those monsters would have already reached him.
At this point.
The black figures seemed to have noticed him cutting the wall and abruptly speeding up!
An electronic voice resounded in Gu Qing Shan’s ears:
[Combat appraisal function turned on]
[The difference in power between you and them are too great, unable to resist their attack]
[The two sides will establish visual contact in one minute, please avoid combat! Please avoid combat!]
This was Impartial Goddess’ [Super Dimensional device] reminding him.
Gu Qing Shan regained his calm and observed his surroundings.
Below him was the deep sea, even his inner sight couldn’t reach the very bottom;
There were irresistible monsters in front of him, quickly approaching;
There was nothing but the deep ocean behind him, where black figures were also showing up.
What should I do now?
There’s no time!
Gu Qing Shan didn’t hesitate any longer and jumped back into the passage where he came out.
With how narrow this passage is, those big black figures would definitely not be able to enter.
How there’s no guarantee that they wouldn’t have things like tentacles or feelers that would be able to reach inside.
Gu Qing Shan used [Ground Shrink] over and over, heading back where he came from.
Finally, the passage had widened again, where all sorts of strange sea creatures were swimming around.
A minute had already passed, as the seawater below the passage was surging forward like an intense wind current.
Ooo—— ooo—- ooo—-
Strange noises resounded from the bottom of the passage.
Following that, the tidal waves were violently flowing up the vertical passage!
Although he had gotten far away from the end of the passage, Gu Qing Shan didn’t let his guard down for even a second.
His figure continued flashing forward, traveling several ten thousand miles away from the violent tidal waves.
A thunderous heavy voice resounded throughout the passage.
The voice resounded and echoed through the water as if everything around him was uttering this word.
Gu Qing Shan focused his mind and glanced towards a swimming sea fish.
A brief moment later.
He had vanished.
There was now an extra fish within this passage.
The fish continued swimming towards the entrance of the passage.
A few moments later.
Those heavy voices finally disappeared.
Half an hour later.
An electronic voice sounded in Gu Qing Shan’s ear: [The other party has left]
This was the same as Gu Qing Shan’s assumption.
He sighed in relief.
—–why was there nothing below?
Even when I had cut open an exit, it was only a trap to a place where death was practically assured.
After a while of pondering, the fish made a U-turn and began swimming downwards again.
While quickly making its way through the passage, the fish released his inner sight to observe the walls of the passage.
Time slowly passed.
Until finally, when the passage was about to become narrow, the fish stopped.
It swam back and forth between two walls, watching one wall, then the other wall.
The electronic voice sounded: [Your excellency’s assumption was correct, one of these walls appeared the exact same as the others, the material was different and it was hollow]
The fish turned back into Gu Qing Shan.
Gu Qing Shan drew his sword and lightly slashed the wall open.
The wall was cut through.
A new passage appeared to Gu Qing Shan.
Gu Qing Shan leapt inside and flew forward within the darkness for a few moments before jumping up.
He had gone out of the water, standing on top of dry land.
The corner of Gu Qing Shan’s lip curled up slightly as he muttered in a low voice: “I see, someone disguised the passage leading to this place as a wall in order to prevent others from also making their way through”
“ What a scheming individual”
Gu Qing Shan looked up and checked his surroundings.
He saw four large statues, one of which was a gigantic head manifested purely from the grey mist.
—–it was the Earth Creator.