Published at 25th of January 2021 11:00:17 PM

Chapter 1246: 1246
Noah couldn't believe his ears . He could understand how many divine beings conveyed their anger from the Immortal Lands, and that number left him speechless .

'Nine,' Noah concluded in his mind as the loud cries continued to echo through the sky .

A single pack of magical beasts in the Immortal Lands had nine divine beings, and Noah wasn't even sure that they were all the divine assets in that group of creatures .

The amount of power contained in the Immortal Lands surpassed his expectations . He had always known that there were many divine entities there, but even his generous evaluation had been wrong .

Noah would be alone once he ascended, and he didn't plan on taking Shandal's offer . He didn't want a guide, and he wasn't interested in joining any organization before learning more about the environment in the Immortal Lands .

Yet, he didn't know if his power alone would be enough to make him survive up there . Noah trusted his instincts and battle prowess, but the task appeared far harsher than he had predicted .

'I need to become far stronger,' Noah thought as those angry roars filled his ears . 'Surviving isn't enough . Being strong among heroic cultivators isn't enough . I need to be a monster even among gods . '

His ambition seeped out of his figure and filled his consciousness as he stared at the crack . He didn't want to behave like a scared beast after the ascension, but he needed far more power than he had predicted for that .

The black hole in his chest began to rotate faster as his ambition pushed his fourth center of power to its limits . The Divine Deduction technique even activated on its own .

Countless ideas on how to become stronger surged in his mind . Most of them were unrealistic and impossible to actuate in his current situation, but there was something that he could complete before his ascension .

The lower plane had its limits, but Noah planned to stretch them as far as he could before ascending . It might be impossible for him to be a monster when he reached the Immortal Lands, but he wanted to be as complete as possible by that time .

The rank 6 Eternal Snakes scattered through the world raised their heads and began to roar toward their leaders . The latter replied with cries that carried a simple order, and all the creatures in the lower plane set off for the crack when they heard them .

Forty-nine rank 6 magical beasts began to slither toward Shandal on platforms made of ice . The leaders had asked them to keep the connection between the planes open, and they didn't hesitate to charge toward the god of the Empire .

The leaders didn't stay still after giving that order . A massive green claw passed through the crack again, but only its tip managed to reach the lower world .

The sky had already healed a big part of that fissure . The world didn't even tremble when that piece of divine body crossed its edges . It seemed able to contain that amount of divine power .

The divine creature tried to dig the claw deeper into the crack, but orange sparks soon ran through it and began to destabilize its structure . Cries of pain also resounded from the passage, and the divine power spread through the world lost part of its intensity during the process .

The Heaven Tribulation was attacking the pack of Eternal Snakes again . Its power appeared even superior to the previous ones since it managed to shatter bigger chunks of the creature's claw .

It seemed that Heaven and Earth had grown tired of that invasion on the lower plane . They wanted to punish the Eternal Snakes once and for all .

The claw started to retreat even before the rank 6 creatures reached Shandal . Yet, silver light began to shine on the crack's edges as the Snakes' innate ability covered those spots .

Shandal's red rune melted the ice that formed inside that silver halo in no time, but the divine beasts never stopped spewing silver liquid on the crack's edges .

The sky continued to fix the crack, but the ice slowed down that process and forced Shandal to remain . The weaker Snakes reached him at that point, and they immediately spewed bullets made of silver liquid toward their target .

Noah could see how the rank 6 Eternal Snakes didn't show any fear . Magical beasts would usually be frightened against opponents far stronger than them even if they had precise orders . However, those creatures appeared quite confident during their assault .

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'Are they used to fight against divine beings?' Noah wondered when he saw that odd behavior .

Magical beasts could ignore some of their instincts when powerful leaders ruled over them, but they couldn't suppress what they felt during those moments .

The lack of fear in the Snake's eyes told Noah even more about the Immortal Lands . That was his first time seeing magical beasts so confident about a battle they couldn't hope to win .

Shandal didn't even bother to glance at the incoming attacks . His free hand rose in the sky, and an azure light began to shine on his palm . One word also came out of his mouth as that halo covered the entire area .

"Stop," Shandal said, and everything illuminated by his light suddenly stopped moving .

The silver bullets flying toward him stopped mid-air . The air stopped moving, and the gales didn't blow through the sky anymore . Even the Snakes remained immobilized after Shandal's word, and traces of panic appeared on their expressions .

Shandal kept the azure halo active while he continued to remove the ice . The rune melted the silver reinforcements only to see the crack's edges freezing again .

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However, the crack continued to close even if the leaders were doing their best to hinder Shandal . The healing process also became quicker . It seemed that the world didn't want that passage to exist anymore .

The Eternal Snakes in the Immortal Lands didn't know what to do . Shandal didn't give them much time, and they couldn't focus on the crack with the Heaven Tribulation punishing them .

They didn't have paths that led to victory anymore . Still, that pushed them to do their best to make that lower world regret its decision .

Another series of cries resounded in the world, but nothing moved when the roars spread through the lower plane . Those orders weren't for the weaker Snakes frozen in time . They were for the beings in the Immortal Lands .

Before the crack could close, countless boulders fell through the opening and landed on the surface . Shandal's consciousness expanded to suppress the shockwaves that they created, but he didn't do anything to stop the process that followed that event .

Different cries added themselves to the noise filling the sky . The third wave of Eternal Snakes woke up, and one of them carried a quasi-divine aura .