The golden heart transformed into a stream of light and was swallowed into palace master Sheng Yuan’s body. His eyes closed as the world around him went still.
All the wind and flowing Genesis Qi seemed to stop at this moment.
It was as though time and space had frozen.
Countless shocked gazes shifted towards palace master Sheng Yuan. At this moment, they felt an indescribable imposing aura gradually emerge from his body.
The entire world seemed to tremble under his aura.
A golden wisp rapidly began to grow above palace master Sheng Yuan’s head, ultimately turning into a burning golden flame. The flame slowly flowed, seemingly taking the shape of a golden lotus.
“Saint Flame Lotus.”
The top experts on all sides were astonished by this sight as their teeth began to chatter. It was known that only true Saint experts could turn their Saint flame into the form of a perfect lotus.
The golden flame lotus finally took shape, blooming beautifully.
Endless golden light seemed to flow out from the golden lotus and wrapped around palace master Sheng Yuan’s body. It then melded into his body and began to strengthen him, slowly perfecting every fibre within.
After devouring the Saint heart, palace master Sheng Yuan had properly ascended into the Saint stage!
His eyes sprang open, reflecting the burning flame of the golden lotus. His aura felt majestic and vast, as though he was immortal and indestructible.
Sect master Qing Yang and the others couldn’t help but turn pale upon seeing this scene.
Because they could also feel a terrifyingly dangerous sensation from palace master Sheng Yuan’s body.
With an indifferent expression, palace master Sheng Yuan’s lips moved as his voice echoed throughout heaven and earth.
When his voice spread, everyone was aghast to feel the Genesis Qi in the area silently vanish without a trace. Even the Genesis Qi within their bodies was mysteriously dissipating at an alarming rate.
Multiple figures plummeted from the sky like birds with broken wings.
All Genesis Qi had been forbidden in this part of the world.
Here, even experts of the Law Domain would find it hard to survive.
This was the power of the Saint stage. Once the word was said, it would be strictly enforced. A single command was all that was required to make the entire place devoid of Genesis Qi.
The top experts fell one after another, leaving only sect master Qing Yang, the Heavenly Sword Sovereign, and venerable lord Gu Jing standing in the air. This was because each of them possessed a Saint treasure that could block the power of a Saint expert.
Palace master Sheng Yuan merely swept a nonchalant glance at them, clearly not very concerned about them, before his line of sight turned back onto the Life Executioner Painter in the sky. The corners of his mouth curved in an ice-cold smile as his gaze locked onto the beautiful figure inside.
“Let's see what you’ll be able to do this time.”
Palace master Sheng Yuan lifted his hand and the fiercely shaking Life Executioner Painting gradually calmed down. Boundless black and white qi emerged from within the painting, some of it even overflowing to the outside world.
Black and white qi converged into a huge vortex within the Life Executioner Painting, directly swallowing the pillars of golden light that had been drawn into existence by Yaoyao.
Golden light began to fade as black and white qi continued to pour in from all directions.
A black and white lightning bolt shot out from the churning black and white qi and sped towards Yaoyao’s direction like a raging dragon.
That power of the black and white lightning was extremely terrifying and was stained with flames, the flames of a Saint!
In his temporary entry into the Saint stage, palace master Sheng Yuan’s strength had now reached a very frightening level.
Yaoyao’s wrist rapidly moved, manipulating the countless Genesis Runes around her to form a golden light barrier. However, the light barrier trembled and shrank whenever the black and white lightning struck.
No matter how Yaoyao swung the Genesis Rune brush, the black and white lightning drew closer and closer.
Anyone could tell that the situation had begun to change after palace master Sheng Yuan devoured the Saint heart.
Sect master Qing Yang’s heart sank. If Yaoyao were subdued, there would be no one left to stop palace master Sheng Yuan.
“You don’t know what's good for you. After I subdue you, the entire Cangxuan Sect will accompany you, including that boy.” Palace master Sheng Yuan's voice was filled with indifference as he watched the black and white lightning bolts raging in the Life Executioner Painting.
He was evidently a little annoyed that he had been pushed so far by Yaoyao.
Inside the Life Executioner Painting.
Yaoyao stopped swinging the Genesis Rune Brush and slowly lifted her head. Her eyes penetrated the Life Executioner Painting to look the palace master in the eye as a heart-palpitating cold killing intent stirred in their depths.
She seemed to be asking Sheng Yuan with her eyes; did he really want to die?
Palace master Sheng Yuan naturally understood the meaning behind her gaze, but he merely smiled and shook his head in response. “Impudence.”
He obviously viewed this as a powerless threat. After all, he had already stepped into the Saint stage. How was Yaoyao possibly going to fight against him now?
Yaoyao’s ethereally beautiful eyes suddenly turned towards the mysterious space where Zhou Yuan was. She gazed at him for a good while, before she slowly closed her eyes as if she had decided something.
The already crumbling seal between her brows began to crack even more.
The cracks around the seal started to widen.
Numerous dark golden specks of light rose from her body and melded into the golden light barrier. No matter how the black and white lightning bombarded the barrier, it no longer showed any signs of weakening.
Moreover, the golden barrier gradually began to expand as if pushing back the black and white lightning.
Even palace master Sheng Yuan was stunned by this sight and almost cursed out loud.
What the hell!?
He had already devoured the Saint heart and obtained the power of Saint, but the previously suppressed Yaoyao was now able to push back in the blink of an eye?!
Where did her power come from?!
Is there any rationality or fairness in this world?
A stormy look covered palace master Sheng Yuan’s face. In the next moment, he twisted around and darted towards the mysterious domain. He had decided to snatch the Cangxuan Saint Stamp while Yaoyao was still imprisoned!
However, sect master Qing Yang, the Heavenly Sword Sovereign and venerable lord Gu Jing immediately activated their Saint treasures, wrapping their bodies with destructive energies as they ferociously rushed over.
Palace master Sheng Yuan knitted his brows in a frown. He wasn’t afraid of the trio but was forced to slow down due to the Saint treasures they wielded. With a flick of his sleeve, the Saint flame turned into three golden fire dragons that incinerated the void as they rose to confront the Law Domain trio.
Space was shattered by the ensuing battle, but anybody could see that sect master Qing Yang and the others were barely able to hold on with the power of the Saint treasures.
In the mysterious domain, Zhou Yuan’s entire body tensed up when he saw the unfolding situation in the outside world. His eyes were filled with worry as he looked at Yaoyao. He could likewise sense that Yaoyao’s power was rising, but the more it rose, the more uneasy he felt.
Because he knew that it meant that Yaoyao’s seal was rapidly weakening.
What would happen once Yaoyao’s seal was completely broken?
Zhou Yuan gritted his teeth.
Moreover, palace master Sheng Yuan was zooming straight towards him to take away the Cangxuan saint Stamp. How could Zhou Yuan do anything against such an almighty existence?
While Zhou Yuan's heart was burning with worry, an old voice urgently broke through. “Zhou Yuan, that old thief intends to take the Cangxuan Saint Stamp. Hurry and activate the Saint Stamp before him!
“Master has left some preparations!”
Zhou Yuan cried out in confusion when he heard this, “Old Xuan?”
The voice belonged to old Xuan.
“How do I activate it?” He asked in a hurry.
“With the power of the Saint Runes.”
Zhou Yuan was surprised. Old Xuan already knew that he was carrying the Saint Runes!
But he had no time to ask any more at this critical juncture. He sprung up and rushed to the end of the stone steps, coming to a stop before the Cangxuan Saint Stamp.
With a deep breath, the Decoder Saint Rune in his eyes, the Earth Saint Rune in the palm of his hand, and the Heavenly Punishment Saint Rune in the depths of his Divine Dwelling slowly began to emerge.
The three Saint Runes quickly appeared and were instantly drawn to the Cangxuan Saint Stamp as they hovered around it.
Mighty ripples erupted from the Cangxuan Saint Stamp as it began to vibrate. A mysterious power seemed to break free from within it.
In the outside world.
Palace master Sheng Yuan’s eyes turned piercingly cold when he looked towards the mysterious domain. “The boy has Saint Runes in his body? Cang Xuan is this your doing?”
He sped forward, smashing through sect master Qing Yang as he rocketed towards the mysterious domain.
Zhou Yuan anxiously looked at the Cangxuan Saint Stamp as he felt palace master Sheng Yuan come closer and closer. “Shit, I am still one short of the four Saint Runes! There is no way I can fully activate the Cangxuan Saint Stamp!”
Zhou Yuan had only obtained three of the four Saint Runes that patriarch Cang Xuan had stripped away from the Saint Stamp, and the final rune was still missing.
Outside the thunderbolt pool, old Xuan couldn’t help but smile when he saw the anxious look on Zhou Yuan’s face. “Calm down.
“Little one, did you really think I always favored you over others in the Cangxuan Sect because of your talent?”
He slowly removed his upper garment, revealing an ancient glowing rune on his back that flashed with a mysterious luster.
Zhou Yuan’s mouth gaped open. The fluctuations of that glowing rune was far too familiar to him.
It was the fourth Saint Rune that Zhou Yuan had been painstakingly searching for!
So it had been engraved on old Xuan’s back all along! No wonder there weren't any clues about the whereabouts of the fourth Saint Rune!
Old Xuan shook his body, and the ancient rune on his back rushed up to the sky, transforming into a stream of flowing light that whizzed into the mysterious domain and into the Cangxuan Saint Stamp.