The black octopus might be humble in size but its evil aura made Youzheng cower in fear .
He was a Grand True God with decent abilities and has seen plenty of monsters and masters in the past . However, none of them could match this black octopus in terms of evil aura .
It was particularly pure, seemingly born with darkness and evil serves as its life force . Light would be devoured instantly .
“Zzz, zzz…” The octopus continued making noises as if furious and ready to attack Li Qiye . Alas, it was wasting its time because of Li Qiye’s pressure .
“Show me the source!” Li Qiye raised his hands and added more energy into the maelstrom .
“Boom!” A large current surged in the maelstrom, increasing its rotation and separating process by ten times .
“Zzz…” The octopus bellowed and was divided into strands of dark energy .
“Pop!” The maelstrom continued to crush this energy as if wanting to reach the very origin . Space slightly fluctuated as a black fog appeared with a particular image .
There existed an unimaginably colossal octopus . Just one tentacle from it could easily destroy a mountain range . Its nefarious aura engulfed the world - the very start of the darkness .
“My goodness!” Youzheng was alarmed to see the gigantic octopus . Its frightening aura deterred people from looking at it .
“It’s only an image . ” Li Qiye said .
Youzheng took a closer look and saw that the octopus was only an image made from the feeble dark laws . This was also the case for the smaller one earlier .
Youzheng took a deep breath while trembling . Just an image alone has already unleashed such evil, what about the real thing? Could this octopus be the mastermind before these events?
Li Qiye eventually sent out a golden beam from his eyes while coldly uttering: “What I want aren’t trivial details, only the true source! These things before me are meaningless!”
“Buzz . ” He released a golden glow all around him with a fierce glare . The pulsing golden beam from his eyes was especially frightening, seemingly capable of refining everything just by looking at it .
Youzheng no longer dared to look even though Li Qiye wasn’t exerting any pressure on him . The guy was assuming a terrible state . Looking straight at Li Qiye’s eyes would render him to nothingness .
The maelstrom suddenly solidified and sealed the image of the large octopus .
“Bam!” The great beast struggled because it realized Li Qiye’s aggressive intention . Alas, it was too late . The maelstrom has completely sealed it . Struggling was futile - a waste of strength .
Li Qiye raised his finger and exuded strands of light . Tiny golden laws began to swim and coil around each other at the tip .
He then touched the octopus’ head . The contact issued a small hum as he imprinted an indelible seal on its head .
In this blink of an eye, he was able to lock the source . Using any method to hide or escape was impossible . With the help of the seal, he could chase it back to its source, and to all of its ancestors - if he wanted to .
The hair-like golden laws on his fingertips then drilled into the dark octopus’ mind without leaving any wound .
They coiled around each other inside - a process that led to more golden laws being born . It didn’t take long before the creature’s head started glowing yellow . The laws continued to multiply and spread inside .
“Zzz, zzz…” The creature could sense the danger and struggle harder . Unfortunately, the result was still the same .
Youzheng looked back and saw the golden laws interweaving inside the octopus’ head . He felt cold sweat running down his spine .
He could see that Li Qiye wanted to control the creature’s will and take its memories in order to find useful information about its source .
He has only heard of this method in the past . Rumor has it that when people wanted another sect’s supreme merit laws, they would use this forceful method against that sect’s members .
Of course, the success rate was pitifully low . The stronger the merit law, the harder it was to take over . There was a high chance of implosion .
“Pop!” The creature’s head was torn open by the golden laws from the center, a similar sight to a tangerine being peeled .
“Find the source . ” Li Qiye increased his concentration to control the grand dao and reverse the yin and yang . He went upstream in the river of time to look at the past . The most profound and mysterious technique was being performed right now .
“Buzz . ” The exposed head of the octopus had a maelstrom inside too, seemingly growing within its brain .
This yellow maelstrom rotated with a speed allowing it to surpass the temporal confinements . Youzheng felt the world spinning around him . He was crossing through one era after another to the past .
The maelstrom suddenly stopped, revealing a faint figure inside - completely dark in nature .
The purest darkness trapping all the light . It resembled a bottomless abyss with no end in sight .
This figure walked out of the darkness and released a might capable of suppressing all gods and devils .
“Bam!” Youzheng instantly dropped to the ground, unable to move a finger .
Just the faint image of this being alone was above all gods and emperors, no, even above progenitors .
These masters would instantly turn to the darkness before its unmatched evil . The figure seemed to be waking up and immediately noticed Li Qiye’s spying .
“Pop!” The image popped like a water bubble . The maelstrom also crumbled along with the black octopus and turned into smoke . Li Qiye couldn’t freeze this moment again in time even if he wanted to .
Everything was annihilated . The only proof of this happening was the slight ripple in space .
Li Qiye didn’t say anything, only standing there looking quite cold .
Youzheng was still trembling on the ground, unable to stand up . He was completely drenched in sweat now . That terrible aura left a permanent shadow in his mind .