Sealed Divine Throne - Chapter 507
Long Tianying replied, “So, you are saying that the Divine Snail Shield of Sun and Moon should actually not comprehend fully the power of this shield originating from him? And based on your story, he didn’t disappear from this world by his own choice, but became a shield for the Scion of Light to use. Maybe this was a sort of variation. Did you try using the incantation that he gave you? It seemed to contain some mysteries. ”
Long Haochen nodded and replied, “I have tried, and don’t believe that this was an incantation. It seems to be a description and nothing more. When I tried reciting it, the Divine Snail Shield of Sun and Moon showed no response. _Defense of Sun_ _and Moon, borrowing strength from the owner’s heart. Guided by the Light, Blessed by the Gods, bringing a new dawn, the divine snail shall act as a shield_ _.’_ ”
“As its name stands, the Divine Snail Shield needs a source of light, and will use it to produce a divine blessing to protect me, through this shield shape. As for what it meant by bringing a new dawn’, I would guess that this refers to the time of transition between the sun and the moon. And I found out that upon reaching this time, I lose the ability to use the Divine Snail Shield. I don’t have an explanation for this phenomenon, but it has been like that since I obtained it. The Divine Snail Shield of Sun and Moon may have left me these last words to warn me not to use it during this span of time.”
Yang Haohan murmured, “Divine Snail of Sun and Moon, Sun and Moon Crossing… What you said must be incorrect. Since it holds the name of Divine Snail of Sun and Moon,’ how could it stop working just at the times the sun and moon are crossing? This goes against the fact that a divine beast such as the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon is blessed by the Goddess of Light. Rather, it should be able to absorb the most energy from the Earth at the times sun and moon are crossing. Both the sun and moon should have an amplifying effect on it. How could the crossing of the two cause it to lose all power? Plus, I have never heard of a divine tool or piece of epic equipment that would lose its powers at fixed times.”
Long Haochen also entered into deep thought. Yang Haohan’s words had some effect on his thinking, but the actual facts were that every time this point was reached, the shield would lose its power! Just how could this be explained?
Standing on the side, Han Yu suddenly jumped into the conversation, “Temple Heads, Captain, how about changing our train of thought? What if we took the opposite direction from Captain’s guess?”
“The opposite direction?” Long Haochen looked at Han Yu in awe.
Han Yu nodded, “Yes! From what Grandpa Yang said, the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon bears in its name the nouns sun and moon because it can absorb the essence of the sun and the moon. Then, if the time the sun and moon are crossing isn’t the time it is at its weakest, it might just be when it is the strongest!”
“But if it is its strongest time, how is it that I cannot sense its existence…” Reaching this point of thought, Long Haochen’s eyes suddenly lit up, deducing a lot of things from a single hint, as if he had suddenly caught on to the crucial part, “Oh! If the time the sun and moon are crossing is its time of peak power, then it is possible that it stops working properly at that time because I am unable to entirely control it. In other words, it’s not that I lost the ability to use it, but that my strength was insufficient to grasp its true power. And that would be when the Divine Snail Shield of Sun and Moon is its true self. This explanation makes the divine snail’s last words rational.”
Long Tianying nodded, “It makes sense. It is very likely so. Only, just how much spiritual energy does this Divine Snail Shield of Sun and Moon need to be triggered? I can give you a little hint by telling you that activating a Divine Throne also requires a huge amount of spiritual energy. The basic cost is 100,000 spiritual energy, and every Divine Throne can be used for a quarter of an hour. After this time passes, spiritual energy will be consumed persistently. And of course, given our cultivation, we can keep absorbing the light essence in the air indefinitely to replenish our storage, making it possible for us to maintain a state of battle for a longer period of time.”
Long Haochen’s eyes gradually lit up, “I understand… I understand!” Shouting loudly and in a very excited voice, he held the nearby Han Yu in his arms, “Thank you, Han Yu. I finally understand what the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon is all about.”
Han Yu looked back at him, full of surprise. Although his supposition was quite likely, he hadn’t actually figured out any explanations. He only shared his thoughts, and didn’t expect to be of such great use to Long Haochen.
“Tell us, what is it all about? We may be able to help you find a way.” Yang Haohan declared spiritedly.
Long Haochen nodded, “Supposing that what we just said was correct, when the sun and moon are crossing, it should be a true divine tool, and a considerably powerful one. And in itself, the Divine Snail Shield of Sun and Moon is a divine-tool-ranked being, but it can only manifest itself as being at the epic tier because the user’s basic cultivation is insufficient to let it display its true might. So at my current level of cultivation, I can only borrow its power for defense. Which is to say, this shield can adapt itself to its owner’s strength. In other words, had I obtained it with my cultivation being even lower, maybe it would have turned out to be Legendary Equipment instead of Epic Equipment.”
Yang Haohan, Long Tianying and Han Yu all nodded, Long Haochen’s analysis appearing to make sense.
Long Haochen continued, “Since things are this way, the Divine Snail Shield of Sun and Moon having a Starlight Divine Beast as a foundation, should be a divine tool, and not a piece of equipment of epic tier. As my strength rises, it should gradually be able to display its real might as such. Before that seven-colored light appeared, I had the feeling that something was going wrong, as if it was overly fierce, lacking the original gentleness of the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon. Its very possible that because it was daytime, that it could only borrow power from the sun, which turned out as you well know. On the other hand, if it was at night, its power after transforming into a divine tool should be gentle and reserved. So as a conclusion, the Divine Snail Shield of Sun and Moon should be an aggressive divine tool at daytime, and a gentle divine tool at nighttime.”
Han Yu couldn’t help but ask, “Then, if it is already at daytime and nighttime a divine tool, how about the time between?”
Long Haochen took a deep breath, gazing at the other three, and spoke these words one after another, “Supra-divine tool.”
Hearing the phrase supra-divine tool, Long Tianying, Yang Haohan and Han Yu stood agape.
Just like Long Haochen, Han Yu first encountered the concept of supra-divine tool just now when discussing the Divine Snail of Sun and Moon, but this wasn’t the case for the two Divine Knights, who looked at each other face to face, filled with total shock.
“A supra-divine tool!? So in these specific situations, there’s a high chance that it would have the might of a supra-divine tool?” Yang Haohan’s voice was still shivering. He obviously understood the meaning of a supra-divine tool, and much better than Long Haochen.
Long Haochen cut in, “Grandpa Yang, I am just guessing. I don’t know whether it will really turn out that way. And even if it does, let alone me, even you grandpas may not necessarily be able to activate a supra-divine tool. After all, the stronger a divine tool is, the more considerable its requirements of spiritual energy will be.”
Long Tianying took a deep breath, “Haochen, do you understand what a supra-divine tool represents?”
“Its powerful, able to reverse Heaven and Earth, matching, no, surpassing an average forbidden spell.”
Long Tianying replied, “Your words are too broad. Let me explain it to you. You should know that our Knight Temple has six Divine Thrones. Which one of the six do you think is the most powerful?”
Long Haochen shook his head, “I don’t have a proper understanding of the six Divine Thrones yet. Back then, Father told me that I should wait for my cultivation to be sufficient to learn about them.”
Long Tianying replied, “Your father is right. It won’t make a difference to learn about them after becoming strong enough. But what I want to tell you is that Divine Thrones also have a ranking. For instance, Old Yang’s Divine Throne is quite a lot more powerful than mine. And your father’s Divine Throne surpasses ours in the battle aspect. You’ve personally seen the power of Divine Thrones.
“And do you have a guess of how high Saminaga’s cultivation is?”
Long Haochen shook his head.
“Based on our hypothesis, the Demon God Emperor has very possibly broken past a million spiritual energy, like he said. And after the Demon God Emperor follow the Moon Demon God Agares, the Star Demon God Vassago, then the Demon God of Death Saminaga, and the Hell Demon God Marbas. And among all seventy-two demon gods, the only ones that can really be discussed with the Demon God Emperor in times of major events are these four.
“In terms of strength, Agares is undoubtedly the greatest, and I’m afraid that his spiritual energy has already broken past 600,000. That is to say, without considering the difference of equipment, even Agares would be an unsurpassable existence to us. There has never appeared a powerhouse surpassing the 400,000 spiritual energy in our Temple Alliance, yet just below Agares, Vassago’s internal spiritual energy is at least at 500,000. But because most of his energy is focused on making prophecies, his actual fighting strength is not that great. It’s just that his prophetic ability that is very frightening. Saminaga and Marbas should be about the same in cultivation, but because the Fiends are above the Hell Demons, Saminaga’s ranking is above the latter. They are both above 400,000 spiritual energy, but the top internal spiritual energy of the Alliance is only 210,000.