Chapter 964: Failure
"The super domain is finally here..."
Outside the ice mountain, Yuan Kun and Jiu Gong who were hurriedly returning couldn't help but sigh as they looked at the giant spatial crack in the sky with excited eyes. They had originally intended to leave the mini domain through the spatial rift, but suddenly felt the disturbance, causing them to quickly return.
The appearance of the super domain was both a shocking and happy surprise, and they clearly understood what the opening of the super domain represented.
If one said that the mini domains they previously entered were mostly consolation prizes for the sub-teams, then the super domain was what all the major teams were waiting for.
Nearby, Zhou Yuan smiled at Yuan Kun and Jiu Gong. However, after a brief moment of contemplation, he did not approach them and stayed where he was.
No matter what, he first needed to try to unlock his ninth Divine Dwelling.
The opening of the super domain meant that the other major teams of the nine regions would appear soon, and it was almost guaranteed that he would meet Zhao Mushen again. If he did not wish to flee again like before, Zhou Yuan had to do everything he could to increase his power.
Unlocking his ninth Divine Dwelling was the most realistic and effective method he currently possessed.
Zhou Yuan clenched his hand and the Fallen Shadow Genesis Orb appeared in his palm. He clasped his hands together as the Genesis Qi in his body began to stir.
Resplendent rays erupted from the orb as limitless power flooded his body. This orb was more than several times more powerful than the Fallen Shadow Genesis Orbs he had absorbed previously.
As the power coursed through his body, Zhou Yuan felt a slight stinging pain. The pain did not make him panic, but instead made him secretly happy. The stronger the power within the orb, the greater your chances of unlocking the ninth Divine Dwelling.
The power of the orb finally converged within his Divine Dwelling. Under Zhou Yuan's control, he charged towards the barrier of his ninth Divine Dwelling.
The entire Divine Dwelling trembled.
As the limitless power crushed him, the barrier thinned at a speed that could be seen with the naked eye, making Zhou Yuan overjoyed.
Wave after wave of energy crashed into the barrier.
However, Zhou Yuan's happy mood did not last long because he realized that when the barrier was lowered to a certain point, it was impossible to continue moving forward no matter how hard he tried.
As time passed, the power within the Fallen Shadow Genesis Orb slowly decreased.
In the end, calm returned to the Divine Dwelling. Although the stars inside shone even brighter than before, the thin barrier continued to stand, dashing Zhou Yuan's hopes of unlocking the ninth Divine Dwelling.
He slowly opened his eyes. Even someone like him couldn't help but look quite sad.
He clenched his fists tightly as his eyes flickered indeterminately in thought. The ninth Divine Dwelling was even more difficult to unlock than the eight Divine Dwellings combined!
Zhou Yuan frowned tightly. He didn't know why, but he had a faint feeling that there was something in his ninth Divine Dwelling that was holding up the barrier, causing his repeated attempts to fail. It was that something that made it so difficult to unlock his ninth Divine Dwelling!
"Is it just my imagination?" Zhou Yuan muttered to himself. He couldn't determine if his hunch was correct because such a thing had never happened to anyone before.
His expression fluctuated rapidly. Much later, he gradually recomposed himself. Although he had failed again, it was not without benefit. Zhou Yuan could feel that he was one step closer to a breakthrough.
He only needed more powerful Fallen Shadow Genesis orbs , and he would eventually unlock his ninth Divine Dwelling.
As for how to obtain them, Zhou Yuan was not worried because he would soon enter the super domain. The opportunities there would far exceed anything from the previous domains. Getting another powerful Fallen Shadow Genesis Orb wouldn't be difficult. However, he would probably have to flee again if he encountered Zhao Mushen.
At this thought, Zhou Yuan couldn't help but click his tongue. It had been many years since he had experienced this feeling of constantly having to flee. Zhao Mushen was a formidable enemy, as expected of the king of the Hunyuan Heaven Divine House stage practitioners.
However… king of the Divine Dwelling stage, you will not be happy for much longer. When I unlock my ninth Divine Dwelling, the first one I will come to will be you!
Furthermore, even without unlocking the ninth Divine Dwelling, Zhou Yuan was confident that if he tried his best, he would at least make Zhao Mushen pay a substantial price even if he couldn't defeat him. It would be a price that Zhao Mushen might not be able to pay because he was not truly invincible among Divine Dwelling experts. Wu Yao and Su Youwei possessed the strength that could threaten him.
After asserting himself, Zhou Yuan stood up. He found that Yuan Kun and Jiu Gong's teams were still here. They were waiting for the spatial rift to completely stabilize before entering.
Yuan Kun and Jiu Gong also sensed that Zhou Yuan had finished his cultivation session and looked over.
A hint of pity crossed his eyes; They evidently realized that Zhou Yuan had failed to break through.
Yi Qiushui quickly walked over while looking at Zhou Yuan with concern.
Zhou Yuan's expression was calm as he waved his hand. He had experienced countless trials since he entered the path of cultivation. Therefore, they underestimated his tenacity if they believed that not temporarily unlocking the ninth Divine Dwelling would leave him despondent.
He didn't say anything and simply raised his head to look at the growing spatial crack in the sky. He slowly twisted as the Genesis Qi storm within him became wilder.
Zhou Yuan narrowed his eyes. He stared into the depths of the crevice as if hoping to catch a glimpse of its mysteries. However, their efforts were fruitless. The only thing he felt was the vast and ancient aura of super domain.
I didn't know what kind of opportunities would be inside, but I was looking forward to them.
Perhaps, the long-awaited Heavenly Sun stage may be a possibility...
As such thoughts swirled in Zhou Yuan's head, the spatial rift gradually stabilized and the devastating storm slowly calmed down.
Once it finally stabilized, Yuan Kun and Jiu Gong dashed towards the sky without the slightest hint of hesitation. Almost a thousand people followed them closely. They entered the space rift and disappeared in the blink of an eye as if they were swallowed by a giant mouth of darkness.
Zhou Yuan did not hesitate either. He made a 'be careful' gesture before rising into the air, leading his team towards the still slowly writhing spatial rift.
When they entered, Zhou Yuan clearly felt all of his senses fading away. The entire world seemed to spin as space distorted.
However, the sensation only lasted for a few dozen breaths before stopping abruptly.
Zhou Yuan found that his surroundings had changed.
He looked around the area. He seemed to be in a starry sky. Countless broken islands floated among the stars, while the earth had been torn apart.
As he looked into the depths of the starry sky, his pupils shrank slightly. There were several giant human-shaped statues floating silently among the stars.