Tales of Demons and Gods - Chapter 495
However, the fiery meteor did not break the barrier. The barrier remained extremely stable and impregnable.
“What’s going on?” Yu Yan frowned.
“The divine item in the middle of the island below is extremely powerful. Its divine power supports the barrier,” said Yu Yan.
Nie Li slowly landed beside the barrier and placed his right hand on it. He slowly closed his eyes and focused. It was as though he could feel a mysterious power slowly flowing across the barrier.
“This is the power of spacetime?” Nie Li suddenly opened his eyes.
“Power of spacetime?” Yu Yan wore a look of doubt.
“That’s right, it’s the most mysterious power of spacetime energy among all the divine powers!” Nie Li nodded his head. He took out the two pages of the Temporal Demon Spirit Book. At this moment, the two pages emitted a faint glow and floated above the barrier.
“I get it!” Nie Li let out a low roar and poured all of his divine power into the remnant pages of the Temporal Demon Spirit Book.
A huge column of light spread out from the remnant pages.
With a loud bang, a huge gap appeared in the barrier.
Nie Li’s right hand moved and put away the two remnant Temporal Demon Spirit Book pages. With a leap, he turned into a stream of light and entered the barrier.
Yu Yan thought for a moment before jumping in.
Soon, the barrier was sealed again.
Nie Li and Yu Yan landed on the island. They saw a beautiful forest with colorful deer everywhere.
Seeing these deer, Nie Li was shocked, “These deer should be the legendary Spacetime Elk!”
“Spacetime Elk?” Yu Yan couldn’t help asking, “These are Spacetime Elks? It’s said that very few people have seen Spacetime Elks.”
“The barrier outside is a sealed spacetime barrier. That’s why the Spacetime Elks are sealed here. They can travel through spacetime!” Nie Li said, “In the past, being able to see one meant great luck. I never expected to see so many.”
These Spacetime Elks were constantly teleporting across the land, appearing at random spots as if they would disappear all of a sudden.
The moment his feet touched the ground, Nie Li felt excruciating pain.
“Ah!” Nie Li cried out miserably.
“Nie Li, how are you?” Yu Yan asked in shock.
“Ah!” Nie Li hugged his head and struggled non-stop. The terrifying pain was as though his head was about to explode.
Yu Yan anxiously looked at Nie Li and continuously cast spells to ease his pain. However, Nie Li continued to struggle.
Nie Li felt as though his consciousness was about to be torn apart as he let out a low roar. He finally fainted after struggling for a long time.
After a long while, Nie Li found himself falling into chaotic darkness.
It was a dark space. Nie Li found himself standing in a calm desert. In the middle of the desert was a majestic golden building that was carved with mysterious inscriptions.
“This is the Desert Palace?” Nie Li was momentarily taken aback. He was suddenly ecstatic. He never thought that he’d actually come to the Desert Palace!
At this moment, Nie Li saw his other self standing not far from him, walking towards the Desert Palace.
It was the same appearance he had back when he walked into the Desert Palace in ragged clothes.
Nie Li was stunned for a moment before quickly walking forward.
“Why would I appear here together with my previous incarnation? Could this be my dream?” Nie Li pinched his arm and felt a vague pain. He couldn’t tell if it was real or fake.
Nie Li was lost as he followed his previous incarnation into the Desert Palace.
“Hi there,” Nie Li greeted. However, his previous incarnation didn’t seem to hear a thing. He indifferently walked forward and knelt and prostrated in front of the shrine before slowly walking towards a stone platform up ahead. On the stone platform was a book—Temporal Demon Spirit Book!
That’s the Temporal Demon Spirit Book!
Nie Li’s heart was filled with excitement. After his rebirth, the Desert Palace had disappeared, and he’d never been able to find the Temporal Demon Spirit Book again. Now that he’d finally seen the Temporal Demon Spirit Book, how could he not be excited?
Nie Li’s previous incarnation slowly picked up the Temporal Demon Spirit Book and muttered something under his breath. He held the Temporal Demon Spirit Book and slowly left.
At this moment, Nie Li’s gaze was focused on the stone platform. He saw a Temporal Demon Spirit Book lying silently on the stone platform.
“I think I get it!” Nie Li pondered, “The Desert Palace has always been there and also never existed. The Temporal Demon Spirit Book has always been there and has also never existed. This is the wondrous aspect of spacetime.”
“The real Temporal Demon Spirit Book only exists in that illusory spacetime. Back then, when I encountered the Temporal Demon Spirit Book in the Desert Palace, it was just a chance encounter in a certain spacetime node. Just like the Spacetime Elks, they might exist for a second only to disappear in the next.”
“This is the profundity of spacetime!” Nie Li suddenly felt thrilled.
At this moment, the Desert Palace suddenly turned into sand and disappeared without a trace. The Temporal Demon Spirit Book also completely disappeared.
After being unconscious for an unknown period, Nie Li slowly regained consciousness.
At this moment, the barrier that enveloped the island quickly shattered and dissipated. The Spacetime Elks also disappeared without a trace. The ground they were standing on instantly turned into a barren reef. The vegetation seemed to have never existed.
“The aura of the divine item has disappeared.” Yu Yan sensed the area and couldn’t help sighing. “Looks like we’re not fated to obtain it.”
At this moment, Nie Li smiled and said, “You’re wrong. I’ve already obtained the divine item.”
“You’ve already obtained the divine item? What is it?” Yu Yan asked, puzzled. Nie Li was only unconscious for a moment and didn’t go anywhere. How did he obtain the divine item?
“Because I’ve comprehended the profundities and laws of spacetime!” Nie Li lightly smiled and said,” The divine item I obtained is the Temporal Demon Spirit Book!”
“Temporal Demon Spirit Book? I didn’t see you obtain any book?” Yu Yan was extremely perplexed.
“That’s because the Temporal Demon Spirit Book exists in spacetime. After comprehending the profundities and laws of spacetime, it can be retrieved at any time!” Nie Li said with a smile. He slowly extended his hands, and an ancient book appeared out of nowhere in his hands, landing in his palms.