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The 41st day after the Earth World’s destruction.
In a secret database bunker several thousand meters below ground.
Gu Qing Shan was peacefully sitting here.
He had brewed a pot of spirit tea.
Gu Qing Shan picked up the teapot, poured some for himself, and took a sip.
The fragrance of the spirit tea was elegant but not overwhelming, it also had a certain mind-elevating property.
Under normal circumstances, Gu Qing Shan would drink alcohol to kill time and rest.
Only when he required absolute clarity would he brew a pot of spirit tea and slowly drink it in order to think.
Indeed, he was basically trapped in this destroyed world.
Regardless of the Earth Creator’s current state, this was an undeniable truth.
Naturally, as a Three Thousand Worlds realm cultivator, Gu Qing Shan could open the void of space to head towards another world.
———but what exactly was outside the Earth World? The Eternal Abyss or the 900 million World Layers?
Were there any Abyssal monsters lingering around in the dark?
How would he return to the 900 million World Layers from here?
He did not know any of this.
Gu Qing Shan finished the first cup of tea, then poured himself a second.
He silently contemplated.
After an uncertain amount of time, he raised the cup, stood up and walked to the end of this secret bunker, opened the large-scaled database, then started searching through this world’s collected knowledge and intelligence.
During the last time he arrived at this world, he had already broken through all of their firewalls and gained access to the entire world’s network system, so it was easy getting into the system again.
“Since you’ve specifically prepared this place, I don’t believe that there isn’t a single trace left here…”
Gu Qing Shan muttered as he flipped through the files.
-an entity of the Earth Creator’s level would not commit meaningless acts.
Ever since he first entered this place, Gu Qing Shan had already looked through the data here once.
Besides the Mech research results that could be considered a bit interesting, none of the other information piqued Gu Qing Shan’s interest.
So this time, Gu Qing Shan went about it a lot more seriously.
The large database was still using a relatively primitive design, so even when it was running at full capacity, it still had limited computing power.
And looking through all the knowledge and intelligence of this world, or displaying all of them all at once wasn’t an easy task for such a machine.
It took Gu Qing Shan several days in a row, reading and checking the records.
But none of the records provided him with any useful information.
Gu Qing Shan still hadn’t given up, he extracted the location of every scientific research center in this world, displayed them on the world map, and left the bunker.
He began to wander around this ruined world, looking for any useful devices or components within the ruins of the many structures.
Another five days later.
On this night, while Gu Qing Shan was standing inside a collapsed research center to carefully check the devices he had obtained, something happened.
Gu Qing Shan’s intuition alarmed him to look at the sky.
Countless falling stars were streaking across the sky and fell to the ground.
If it was only one or two falling stars, that would be a coincidence, but this was an entire meteor shower that lasted for quite a while.
This couldn’t be a coincidental event.
Gu Qing Shan pulled the hood of the Silent Dusk Cloak up and over his head, completely obscured himself under it, and hid into the shadow of a ruin.
After a while, the meteor shower stopped, and the world returned to silence.
Nothing strange happened.
Gu Qing Shan held his breath and released his inner sight, then carefully observed the areas where the asteroids had fallen.
Only to see several spherical items landed on the ground spreading some sort of green gas around themselves.
The ocean, the ground, the desert, forest, former residential areas, so one and so forth… These spheres were everywhere on this planet.
What exactly is this?
Gu Qing Shan continued to observe.
A few dozen seconds later, an unnatural phenomenon began to manifest.
Within the ruins of a city, the rotten corpses began to stand up.
They staggered as they moved around, slowly regaining their mobility.
This was an incredibly familiar sight to Gu Qing Shan.
Why are there undead?
Gu Qing Shan felt a bit confused.
His Inventory Bag suddenly opened as the Gold Coin jumped out.
“Why did you come out?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
The Gold Coin appeared to be very impatient, trying to explain something with a series of clinking noises.
As it explained, Gu Qing Shan slowly understood.
It turns out that the Earth World’s Laws had already taken effect again.
The Gold Coin was the manifestation of the entire Earth World’s Origin power, so from a certain point of view, it was this world’s ‘artifact spirit’.
Earlier, it was brought out of this Space-Time back to the Age of Old together with the Earth Creator.
Under such circumstances, the Earth World essentially became a human without a soul, losing the ability to retaliate or defend against any attacks.
But now, the Gold Coin had already returned.
As long as it existed within this time period, the Earth World’s Laws would be maintained.
In other worlds-
This world had now returned to being an ‘anti-magic’ world where no supernatural power could exist.
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but fall into thought.
With the Earth Creator’s power, normally, no one would ever try to do anything reckless here.
And the Earth Creator had also been extremely careful, not giving its enemies any room to take advantage of. The only time something unimaginable happened was when it temporarily traveled to the Age of Old this time.
This was something out of anyone’s control.
Gu Qing Shan carefully rethought the entire process.
The Earth Creator created the secret database bunker, helped me resolve its undead problem, then returned with me to the Age of Old to foil the Abyssal monsters’ plans of taking back the Heaven sword.
This was a relatively simple operation, the Earth Creator had also brought the Gold Coin with it and carefully hid behind the scenes to unknowingly manipulate everything.
From the start to finish, it never personally acted.
All of this proved just how cautious the Earth Creator was.
Its plans were carefully thought out and perfectly executed, finally obtaining victory.
However, after stopping its enemies in the Age of Old, the Earth Creator relaxed ever so slightly.
——it did not carry the Gold Coin nor return together with me.
When Gu Qing Shan thought of this, his heart abruptly sank.
The Earth Creator wasn’t inside its own ‘anti-magic’ world.
And the Earth Creator didn’t bring the lucky coin with it.
It went by itself to seek out a certain secret of the Age of Old.
———this was the only opening the Earth Creator showed during this entire process.
And yet, it was also this brief moment when it didn’t carry the Gold Coin that pushed it into the current unknown state.
Gu Qing Shan deeply sighed and felt a heavier shadow over his heart.
He just realized something terrifying.
Even an entity as powerful as the Earth Creator went missing through showing a single opening.
For someone like it, it’s practically impossible for it to be a coincidence.
Who’s scheming against the Earth Creator while staying in the dark?
The Earth Creator was able to take control of the entire battle in the Age of Old while making sure none of the three Abyssal monsters noticed anything.
Who was it, who could notice the Earth Creator’s mistake while it couldn’t and unknowingly took advantage of that to make it vanish from existence?
Gu Qing Shan shook his head and stopped thinking about this.
This wasn’t something a person of his level should be considering, the more he thought about it, the more he would feel despair.
Right now, what he needed to worry about was the meteor shower that just occurred.
Gu Qing Shan opened his palm and checked his current state.
Zi zi zi——
With a sizzling noise, a blue bolt of lightning energy manifested in his hand to illuminate his surroundings.
“Wait a minute, then how come I’ve been able to use my powers without any issues?”
Gu Qing Shan doubtfully asked.
The Gold Coin once again let out a series of clinking noises.
After listening to it, Gu Qing Shan realized what was going on.
When I formed a partnership covenant with the Gold Coin, I was considered to have become the Earth World’s partner as well, so the world’s Laws allowed me to use my powers.
Right now, he was the only entity in this world who could use his powers.
-of course, there weren’t any other entities on the Earth World right now anyways.
Seeing that Gu Qing Shan had understood, the Gold Coin let out another series of noises.
Gu Qing Shan carefully listened as his expression turned serious.
This was such a big issue that he couldn’t help but confirm it again:
“You’re saying that they came here to pollute and thoroughly destroy the Earth World… once they succeed, the balance maintained by the four Saint Pillars would collapse and the apocalyptic calamity from the Abyss will spread to the entire 900 million World Layers…?”
The Gold Coin let out a confirming ‘cling clink’ noise.
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