A Will Eternal - chapter-1031
“Eventually… the people from that world created a mighty nation that
has existed from generation to generation down to this very day. That is
our nation… the Vile-Emperor Dynasty, one of the two imperial dynasties
that exists in the Eternal Lands, and also… the most powerful!
“Eventually, the Vile-Emperor Dynasty took note of the other two
statues of the Eternal Sons. They knew that one day, the two statues
would break open, and the hosts of living beings inside would emerge.
“Originally, the Vile-Emperor Dynasty had intended to welcome the
people from the other statues, and join forces with them to fight the
great enemy. But before they could prepare properly, the second statue…
unexpectedly shattered. The people inside were teleported to all sorts of
locations in the Eternal Lands. Unexpectedly, they were not interested in
fighting the great enemy. They were bent on conquest, and in the end, the
Vile-Emperor Dynasty had no choice but to go to war…. It was around
that time that an archaean appeared from within the newly arrived
imperial clan. Thankfully, the Vile-Emperor was already in that same
cultivation level. In order to prevent a horrific situation for their
peoples, they eventually made peace.” As the old man sighed in the
temple, Bai Xiaochun took a swig of alcohol, and then chuckled.
Bai Xiaochun could see through to the truth almost immediately. The
Vile-Emperor Dynasty had hoped to control all of the Eternal Lands, but
the second Eternal Son statue had opened before they were in a place to
do so. The people from within the second statue regrouped and fought back
until the Vile-Emperor Dynasty had no choice but to declare a truce.
Obviously, that other major force was the Saint-Emperor Dynasty!
“Originally, there should have been three imperial dynasties….” the
old man said with another sigh.
“I know, Master. The third imperial dynasty was supposed to be the
Arch-Emperor Dynasty. Hasn’t everyone been saying that the third
Eternal Son statue shattered recently?”
When Bai Xiaochun heard the boy’s words, he looked down at the alcohol
jug, his hand trembling.
“Sadly, the third Eternal Son statue was supposed to produce the
Arch-Emperor Dynasty. But it shattered far, far too late…. Right now,
the Vile-Emperor Dynasty essentially controls three of the immortal
domains. There are two immortal domains that are mostly under the control
of Saint-Emperor City, which the Vile-Emperor Dynasty can’t do anything
“The only thing the Arch-Emperor Dynasty people are good for now is to
bolster the forces of the other two imperial dynasties. In any case, the
end goal of it all is to deal with the great Enemy from Beyond. Of
course, the sanctimonious Saint-Emperor Dynasty is weak and useless. Our
Vile-Emperor Dynasty is the true strength of the Eternal Lands, and its
only hope!” By the time the old man got to the last part of his speech,
his voice resonated with devotion and zeal.
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Bai Xiaochun lay there slumped against the wall, hand trembling as he
lifted the alcohol jug and took another drink, hoping that he would soon
be numb to the bitterness that dwelled in his heart.
This town was in the third immortal domain, which was controlled by the
Vile-Emperor Dynasty. The five immortal domains in the Eternal Lands were
all roughly the same size, each one vastly larger than the Heavenspan
Realm. In fact, the Heavenspan Realm would only count as one of the many
prefectures that existed within a given immortal domain.
Each immortal domain had dozens of prefectures. Within the prefectures
were dozens of counties, and within the counties were hundreds of cities
and towns of varying sizes….
The little town that Bai Xiaochun was in was just such a place.
In the Eternal Lands, the relationship between cultivators and mortals
was somewhat different than in the Heavenspan Realm. Here, the
cultivators took care of the mortals, as well as the land itself.
Each immortal domain was ruled by a celestial, whose subordinates, the
demigods, would oversee the prefectures.
Of course, the demigods had subordinates too, devas who ran the various
counties. Usually, Nascent Soul experts would be in charge of the larger
cities, with the smaller locations occasionally being run by Core
Not every celestial would be appointed to serve as the ruler of an
immortal domain. For example, in the Vile-Emperor Dynasty, there were
only three celestials with such responsibility, while the other handful
remained stationed in Vile-Emperor City.
And the Vile-Emperor himself was in charge of Vile-Emperor City and the
areas surrounding it!
“The Eternal Lands….” Bai Xiaochun murmured. Whether it was in
terms of sheer size, or the number of powerful experts present, the
Eternal Lands vastly surpassed the Heavenspan Realm. People like Daoist
Heavenspan who had not yet become true celestials… were by no means
Only by reaching the Mahayana Realm and becoming celestials could someone
truly be counted as a powerful expert in the Eternal Lands.
Above the Celestial Realm was the Archaean Realm…. That was a
terrifying level, and in all of the Eternal Lands, there were only two
such people, the two emperors.
From what Bai Xiaochun could tell, quasi-archaeans were people in the
great circle of the Celestial Realm, or people who had failed to actually
“I wonder where that laughing-crying ghost face came from
originally….” he thought. Then he shook his head. Every time his
thoughts strayed to such matters, many images would appear in his mind.
He would see friends and family from the Heavenspan Realm, people… that
he had been unable to find.
During his first few months of searching, it had been easy to track down
the aura of the Heavenspan Realm. He had found corpses of strangers, and
some who were familiar faces. Each time he had trembled and looked up
into the sky, heart wracked with grief.
At some point, the old man and the boy moved on from the temple. When
they did, the boy couldn’t conceal his excitement at having gained
enlightenment of his magical technique.
Eventually, the sun set. Bai Xiaochun was still lying there against the
temple wall, as drunk as ever. He almost looked like he was asleep.
Usually, he would only leave this spot when he ran out of alcohol. Then
he would stagger over to the tavern to buy more, then come back to the
temple, lean up against the wall, and watch the sun rising and setting,
or look up at the strange hands and the evil face in the sky.
Days turned into a blur. Bai Xiaochun had no idea how much time had
passed. He had a scraggly beard now, and his clothing was so dirty it
threatened to turn black.
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He no longer thought about the past. Unwilling to deal with the pain, he
entered a state of almost complete mental blankness.
Sometimes a dried-up leaf would land in front of him, and he would stare
at it for the entire day…. It was almost as if by looking at the leaf,
he could see all of the happiness, anger, sorrow, and joy it had
experienced in its life.
One thing he loved was when night fell and, from his spot at the temple,
he could see lamplight filling the little town. Each of those flickering
lamps represented a family….
He looked at them until his tears ran dry. Sadly, the lamp of his heart
seemed impossible to spark to life.
One autumn night, thunder rumbled in the sky, and great, bean-sized drops
of rain began to fall, almost as cold as ice. Clearly, winter was on the
Bai Xiaochun looked up into the night, and the rain splashed onto his
face. For the first time, he actually felt cold. However, it was also in
that same moment that he looked down at the back of his hand, to the
spark-shaped scar that was the spot where Bai Hao had perished.
“It’s warm….” he said. It had been a long time since he spoke out
loud, and the feeling was strange. As he looked down at his hand, his
disheveled hair fell down to cover his face, and yet, it couldn’t cover
the confused shock in his eyes. He suddenly began to pant.
“It’s warm?” Shivering, he lifted his hand up until it was right in
front of his nose. For the first time in a long time, his eyes were not
cloudy and dim, but rather, shone with the bright light of surprise.
Deep within his gaze, a stubborn determination suddenly erupted to life.
“It’s warm!” he exclaimed in a quavering voice. Unable to stop his
hand from shaking, he sent some divine sense into it, and specifically,
the spark-shaped mark on it.
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He had done this on numerous occasions before, but his divine sense had
never detected anything in particular. But now it did. All of a sudden,
his dry eyes began to overflow with tears.
“Hao’er… you’re not dead!!” All of a sudden, mad excitement
rose up inside of him. Up above, thunder crashed, but it was like nothing
compared to what was happening inside his mind and heart. He could sense
Bai Hao’s aura! Deep inside the mark on his hand, he could sense Bai
Hao as an incredibly weak discarnate soul!
He was as fragile as a candle flickering in the wind. And yet, within
that weakness, he showed a tenacious refusal to be destroyed.
Unfortunately, it would be many years before he managed to grow strong,
Shaking physically, Bai Xiaochun grabbed one hand with the other and then
pushed them both up against his chest. Considering his unkempt hair and
scraggly beard, he looked very much like destitute beggar who had just
found the most precious of gems. As the rain fell down on him, it was for
the first time since he arrived in the Eternal Lands… that he smiled.