Forty Millenniums of Cultivation - Chapter 2598
Attracted, Lei Chenghu finally took a long breath in relief and asked suspiciously, “Have you mastered the Houyi Clan’s technology to ‘activate the sun’, Your Majesty?”
Wuying went on, “After the establishment of the Pangu civilizations’ alliance, the Houyi Clan and the Kuafu Clan continued their studies on stars. Spending tens of thousands of years, they measured the parameters and qualities of countless stars in the three thousand Sectors. They also ran experiments and constructions on the stars that were at strategic locations. There were both the ‘Kuafu spheres’ in peaceful periods and ‘star bombs’ and ‘stellar storm generators’ that were designed for wars.
“When the Pangu Clan and the Nuwa Clan ended on bad terms and started the primeval war, most of the Houyi Clan were on the Pangu Clan. When the Nuwa Clan was gradually winning the war, the Houyi Clan was insane enough to propose a series of technologies to boost the sun and die together with the enemy. They established a glorious ‘solar defense line’ with countless stars, trying to stop the march of the Nuwa Clan.
“Imagine it. On the routes of the Nuwa Clan’s army when they were jumping forward, thousands of suns were infuriated at the same time. The infinite fire walls that they spurted out divided the whole universe into two halves, one dazzling and the other dark. What a magnificent and soul-stirring scene it must’ve been!
“The Empyreal Terminus Sector is at a special astrological location where thousands of wormholes intersect. Naturally, it was the main focus of the ‘solar defense line’. The Houyi Clan set up a very powerful device to activate the sun on the main planet of the Empyreal Terminus Sector, or the capital as we know it. It was called ‘Gold Crystal Pyramid’.”
“Gold Crystal Pyramid?”
Lei Chenghu slightly frowned. “Since it is a ‘pyramid’, it should be a massive, eye-catching building. Why have I never heard that there’s such a wonder in the capital?”
Wuying Qi smiled and said, “The Gold Crystal Pyramid is a piece of ‘stellar magical equipment’ that the Houyi Clan produced after tens of thousands of years of studies on the stars. They were established inside every stellar system that had a steady and powerful star. Most of the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramids’ have a square pedestal and a sharp tip. Such a structure could focus the energy as much as possible, shooting it at the star billions of kilometers away as a signal to activate the sun.
“However, while the Houyi Clan made full preparations during the primeval war, the situation on the battlefield was not worsened to the point that they needed to infuriate thousands of suns. Or rather, the Pangu Clan, the Nuwa Clan, the Houyi Clan, and the other carbon-based species were all drained up by the war. Even if thousands of suns were sacrificed, their fate of being destroyed couldn’t have been changed.
“Therefore, the Houyi Clan only activated part of the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramids’. The majority of them stood after the destruction of the primeval civilizations and returned to the universe of ignorance, including the one on the capital planet.
“In the hundreds of thousands of years to come, due to the tectonic changes, the Gold Crystal Pyramids on the surface of the planet dropped nonstop. By the time mankind rose, most of them had already collapsed deep into the planet, melted into rocks, or were completely broken. Naturally, they were never known.”
Thinking for a moment, Lei Chenghu asked, “Since the Houyi Clan are already extinct, and most of the Gold Crystal Pyramids have been buried and ruined during the hundreds of thousands of years, how did Your Majesty learn the existence of the ‘stellar magical equipment’?”
“I learned the relevant knowledge in the Supreme Emperor’s mausoleum. To be more exact, it was an incomplete volume of the Book of Revelations, in which the mysteries about the utilization of stellar energy were recorded. Of course, there were also ways to activate the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramids’ to turn the sun into the most powerful weapon!”
Wuying Qi said, “Do you still recall the myth of the rise of mankind ten thousand years ago, where the Supreme Emperor and the Blood God, his strongest clone, fought so hard on the capital planet that the capital planet was almost blown into halves?
“In fact, the Supreme Emperor and the Blood God both commanded billions of soldiers from a thousand worlds. How could they have dueled with each other? No matter how strong they were in person, it could not decide the outcome of a cosmic war or the face of the universe!
“The truth was that the Supreme Emperor and the Blood God did run into each other below the capital planet with the elites of their own. However, it was not an idiotic ‘duel’, but a mutual search for the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramid’ that sank into the depths of the capital planet.
“During his rise, the Supreme Emperor got three volumes of the Book of Revelations in total. One of them recorded the ways to utilize and boost the energy of stars. The coordinates of some of the Gold Crystal Pyramids and the ways to control them seemed to have been marked too.
“The Blood God, as the Supreme Emperor’s clone, shared part of his memories. Naturally, he also grasped the secrets of the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramids’.
“Both the Supreme Emperor and the Blood God believed that the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramid’ deep inside the capital planet was the most important one on the ‘solar defense line’ that the Houyi Clan set up in the old days. Therefore, it must’ve boasted the best defense and maintenance facilities. Even if all the other Gold Crystal Pyramids had turned rusty, the one here must be intact.
“As long as they discovered the Gold Crystal Pyramid, they would be able to control the sun of the Empyreal Terminus Sector to some extent.
“At that time, the fleets loyal to the Supreme Emperor and the rebels loyal to the Blood God were all gathered in the Empyreal Terminus Sector for an ultimate war that would decide the future of mankind. The situation was almost exactly like it is today. Whoever raised a minor, controllable solar storm would likely be the final winner!
“Therefore, while thousands of starships were engaged in space, the two of them led elite teams to excavate the Gold Crystal Pyramid at great risks.
“It was a shame that the Supreme Emperor and the Blood God were the same person and thought the same. The elite teams of the two parties had an unexpected encounter below the ground. After a lose-lose battle, not only were the two teams wiped out, but their leaders were also heavily wounded. It also led to the great tectonic movements in the shell of the capital planet. Indescribable energy blew out of the core of the planet and almost kept the Supreme Emperor and the Blood God below the ground for good. That’s why legends have it that the capital planet was almost blown apart by the two experts.
“When the two commanders escaped from the bottom of the planet in frustration, they both lost the abilities to command the battle or to excavate the Gold Crystal Pyramid again.
“The Gold Crystal Pyramid, the sun controller hidden deep inside the capital planet, was never discovered when the Star Ocean Imperium crashed.
“As for me… Marquis Liaohai, you must know that I spent hundreds of years in the Supreme Emperor’s mausoleum. During the time, I accidentally got an incomplete volume of the Book of Revelations, on which the Supreme Emperor’s regretful soul signature was lingering. In it, he specifically described the underground environment and the geological parameters he met during the exploration of the Gold Crystal Pyramid. He was very certain that his team and the Blood God’s were in fact very close to the Gold Crystal Pyramid when the battle began. It was safe to say that either of them could’ve touched the key to controlling the sun if they had excavated for a few more days without interference. What a jest of fate to have arranged for them to encounter in such an environment.
“The rest is history. After I returned to the Imperium, I began to try to accumulate my strength and plan for the great cause to cleanse the corruption and renew the Imperium. At first, I was forced to take action under the identity of ‘queen of the Imperium’, and I was hamstrung in many aspects. Naturally, it was impossible for me to excavate in the depths of the capital planet on a large scale. However, since we occupied the whole capital planet, I was finally able to take my chances. Perhaps the Supreme Emperor was watching over us from places we cannot see because I did find the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramid’ successfully!”
Lei Chenghu still exclaimed although he had known the result. He said, “No wonder Li Yao told me that he saw Your Majesty’s Imperial Guards digging an enormous hole mysteriously below the capital planet. So, that was the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramid’.”
This time, Wuying Qi, who wouldn’t have changed his expression even if a planet fell apart right before him, was shocked. His eyelids and lips quickly shivered as he blurted out, “That scoundrel knows that, too?”
Realizing his loss of calmness, Wuying Qi took a deep breath and resumed tranquility. He said casually, “Yes, that’s exactly the Gold Crystal Pyramid. Now, Marquis Liaohai, you should know that I did not lie to you and have shared all the secrets with you, right? Hehe, Li Yao thought everybody else was as sordid as him. Did he really think he could sow discord between us in such a way? How ridiculous!”
While saying, Wuying Qi suddenly thought of something else. His face slightly changed again, and hints of anxiety beamed out of his eyes.
Lei Chenghu coughed somewhat in embarrassment and said, “I’m certainly grateful for Your Majesty’s trust, and I cannot repay one billionth of Your Majesty’s appreciation even with my life. However, this ‘Gold Crystal Pyramid’ was a piece of stellar magical equipment from hundreds of thousands of years ago, designed and developed by the Houyi Clan. It must be very different from what human beings are used to. Can it really unleash infinite power in your hands, Your Majesty?”
“The Gold Crystal Pyramid is more or less damaged after hundreds of thousands of years. The volume of the Book of Revelation to maneuver the Gold Crystal Pyramid is incomplete and obscure too. Even the Supreme Emperor failed to completely understand it in the old days. It is even less possible for me to grasp it in only several hundred years.”
Wuying Qi smiled and said, “Thankfully, our enemy is not the tricky opponents like the Nuwa Clan or the Kuafu Clan, but only people who are as unused to radiation as us.
“As long as we can activate one tenth of the power of the ‘Gold Crystal Pyramid’, it will be enough to raise a solar storm that will affect the whole Empyreal Terminus Sector. All the starships in space will be blown apart. The enemy’s Spiritual Nexus will suffer destructive interference, their magical equipment units completely paralyzed. Even the vitality field of most soldiers would be temporarily disrupted, giving the enemy a huge headache and depriving them of their combat ability!”