Chapter 787: Dry Corpse
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The pressure in the fifth space was ten times stronger than that in the fourth space. Su Ping felt as if he were rooted in the soil and could hardly walk!
However, the otherworldly murmurs—which contained an unknown power—were gone, making Su Ping feel more comfortable.
Aside from that, Su Ping detected a strong spatial air permeating the area. Spatial laws seemed to be surfacing around his body. The feeling was quite strong.
Su Ping had an epiphany. He suddenly felt that he was right at the threshold of the laws of space.
The massive beast seemed to have realized that it was being ignored by such an ant. It was infuriating, so it chose to invoke a sharp blade that slashed at Su Ping like a sword.
The blade struck him as quickly as light.
It was also extremely destructive. Su Ping had just thought of resisting and was about to take action, but then he lost his consciousness again and got killed.
Su Ping chose to revive right where he was.
The beast obviously narrowed its eyes upon seeing that Su Ping was standing there yet again. There was no telling what was on its mind, but it unleashed a space blade again.
Su Ping was prepared this time, so he quickly threw a punch.
He didn’t use his sword, which was a Star State treasure that could be used in Star State battles. It would probably end up being broken by that beast in a flash.
His fist aura—which contained the power of three laws—was cut apart like bread, and so was Su Ping.
Su Ping thought for a moment in the death space, eventually deciding not to be stubborn.
He would only be wasting energy on resurrections if the beast turned out to be as stubborn as himself.
It was impossible for Su Ping to learn anything from such a beast; the strength gap between them was too vast.
Su Ping waited for thirty seconds before he revived himself.
He then saw an enormous tail the size of an aircraft carrier flying away, right before his eyes.
The beast had turned around, heading elsewhere.
Su Ping was slightly relieved. It seemed that the beast wasn’t as curious as a human; he was seen as a mere bug it could kill easily.
If it didn’t kill him in one try, it could kill him several more times.
Maybe a human would have stopped to consider why the first try failed, but other creatures were usually not as curious.
I didn’t expect such a horrifying creature to be living here. If people were to break into the fifth space and saw such a thing, they would probably want to kill themselves, Su Ping said to himself.
Su Ping heard the distant murmurs again, once the beast flew away and disappeared. They were quite low and vague, but nonetheless irritating.
Su Ping held back his irritation and a rising desire for destruction. He focused on the fifth space around him. The spatial aura was so dense that he felt as if he could touch the laws of space at any time!
Suddenly, Su Ping’s consciousness was gone.
Su Ping was stunned, but still chose to resurrect himself.
He was still standing where he was, but there was nothing around him. He didn’t know how he got killed.
It seemed that someone had just passed by and killed him by accident…
No wonder, even Star Lords would think twice before entering that place.
Su Ping quickly focused his attention and revived both the Little Skeleton and the Inferno Dragon. He asked them to protect him, along with his other pets.
He calmed down and perceived the laws of space around him.
Standing behind Su Ping, the Dark Dragon Hound suddenly barked at the Inferno Dragon with bloodshot eyes; it then unleashed aggressive skills at the latter.
The Inferno Dragon’s eyes were also bloodshot. It was infuriated by the Dark Dragon Hound’s attack, so it fought back.
The Little Skeleton stood next to Su Ping; a red light flashed in its eye sockets. It turned around and gazed at Su Ping who was meditating at the moment, before it drew out its bone saber.
After that, it approached Su Ping and stood with its back against him like a guardian would.
Besides the Dark Dragon Hound and the Inferno Dragon, all the other pets had gone out of control one after the other. They soon started fighting, and some of the pets died.
The Dark Dragon Hound and the Inferno Dragon were also fighting in earnest. It was the first time they had ever fought with their full strength, and neither party was winning.
Su Ping was also affected by the battle; he then woke up and saw the situation. He instantly realized they had been influenced by the whispers of the gods.
There was nothing Su Ping could do; he could only consider it a training session for them.
Suddenly, Su Ping saw an object drifting over from the distant dark space. It moved unhurriedly, as if it were floating in a river.
Once it was closer, Su Ping finally recognized that it was half a body!
It was the upper half of a body with a smashed head. It wore silver armor, but its exposed hands were already brown and wrinkled like those of a dry corpse.
Someone died in the fifth space, and the body was preserved.
Su Ping was surprised. He unleashed his astral power and pulled the partial corpse closer. He instantly felt that the body was heavy, and was emitting a familiar aura.
He had detected a similar energy from the Major Gods in the Demigod Burial before. They were Joanna’s subordinates, who had escorted him several times.
Was he a Star Lord? This body must have been floating here for a long time. Su Ping was astonished by the discovery. He had fought Star Lord monsters before, but he was almost instantly killed every time. He never knew how strong the Star Lords were until he saw the incomplete remains.
He was being killed there, no matter how hard he tried.
He didn’t even know how he had gotten killed.
However, the Star Lord’s body had been kept there, even after he died!
Even though it couldn’t last forever, the time it had endured suggested how powerful the body was!
This armor isn’t bad. It’s ragged and the energy formation inscribed is somewhat damaged, but I think it can be salvaged. Su Ping touched the silver armor on the dry corpse and quickly tore it off.
He took off the silver armor and stored it in the system space.
Su Ping then studied the corpse.
The Major Gods in the Demigod Burial would never be that willing to let him study their bodies with such scrutiny; it was a rare opportunity.
Su Ping then spread his astral power and delved into the dry corpse. He discovered, to his amazement, that there was still an exuberant astral power in the cells of that dry corpse.
That power seemed to be locked in the cells!
It was exactly the astral power which had kept the body powerful and intact.
Apart from the astral power, Su Ping also detected a stream of magnificent and sacred aura, as broad as the sky; he felt insignificant before it.
Is this the power of faith that Joanna mentioned?
Su Ping’s eyes glimmered. He soon found that the lingering power of faith was still gathered on the corpse.
Su Ping extended his hand to the Little Skeleton and asked for its bone blade.
The bone blade was even harder than his sword. It was made from the tusk of a primordial creature that had reached immortality.
Su Ping then struggled to cut open the chest of the dry corpse with the bone blade.
Once the chest was cut open, the power of faith contained within began to disperse like the air of a popped balloon.
Su Ping didn’t see it coming; he quickly unleashed his astral power to lock the environment and absorb the power.
However, the power of faith ignored the blockage of his astral power and continued to leak out; it was as useless as fetching water with a web.
The light was gone in the blink of an eye; Su Ping only managed to absorb a tiny bit of it with his astral power, only managing to keep the power of faith by pinning it on his bone blade.
He found that his body was unable to absorb the power, which couldn’t be restrained by him. His body was full of holes when considering the scope of the power of faith.
Only the Little Skeleton’s bone blade had been able to lock and absorb the power.
The dry body soon withered after losing the power of faith; the astral power in its cells was flowing out.
Su Ping would not miss such a trove of astral power. He simply surrounded it with his own astral power, not letting any of it leak out.
The amount of astral power in the dry body’s cells was enormous and condensed, devoid of impurities. It was purer and lighter than the astral power in Su Ping’s body, which had gone through hundreds of Heavenly Tribulations. It also contained a special aura.
Su Ping’s body absorbed the power.
The astral power in his body soon reached the limit, seemingly ready to break the bottleneck at any time.
There was almost as much astral power in that corpse than in the thousand-year astral power reservoir that Su Ping had previously absorbed!
Su Ping was astonished by the quantity.
Was that expected of every Star Lord? The remaining amount of astral power in his body was unbelievably massive as it was!