The Immortal King - Prologue
Small rustling sound persisted in a vast grassland. A tiny rabbit was nibbling a strand of grass oblivious of the danger about to befall onto it.
A Lynx was stalking the rabbit for quite a while and currently at a proximity to launch an attack successfully. The young Lynx was very excited as it moved to execute its first kill. Just when it was about to pounce and attack, the sky unexpectedly turned brighter which made both the feline and its prey look up the motionless infinite sky.
Hundreds of comets filled the night sky rapidly approaching towards them as if the cluster of stars which resided in the clear sky for thousands of years decided to descend all of a sudden.
As the two perplexed animals witnessing this absurd phenomenon, two of those stars instantly dived to the top of nearby mountain. Their abrupt landing produced a vociferous noise, the shockwave from it pulverized the surrounding grassland into nothingness in a flash. The two animals had no time to react and completely disintegrated without leaving anything. The entire area which was once a rich grassland brimming with thick green wilderness had now turned into a barren wasteland.
The remaining stars then began to fall onto the obliterated land. But their descent did not produce the same result as the first two stars.
As the radiance emanated from them diminished, the actual form of those stars revealed one by one. Their physique resembled humans at first glance, all of them clad in pure white armors from head to toe. But the most distinguishing feature which severed the possibility of them being humans was the invisible pressure that extruded from their body like a tidal wave which could wash away countries.
The two stars who descended first were unexpectedly a Middle-aged Man and a teenage girl wearing a white mask whose pressure overshadowed the remaining soldier’s combined.
The man quietly stared into the horizon with a desperate gaze as if looking for something imperceptible in this desolate area.
The girl came beside the man and questioned: “Father, why did you suddenly mobilize the palace guards and bring us here?”
“Be quiet for a while, I sensed a strong energy discharged from this world and it disappear in an instant. I just hope it’s not what I think it is.” The man replied.
He closed his eyes and emitted an invisible wave of spiritual energy from his body in all the directions. After a while, he swiftly opened his eyes and commanded the soldiers “Found it. All of you, follow me quick.”
A fiery blue wings of fire formed on his back, he soared into the sparkling dark sky and flew towards his destination. The girl then formed a pair of scarlet wings and took off immediately after him and the soldiers hastily followed them not to be left behind.
After a while he stopped in midair. As the others were confused at his actions, he lifted his right hand and tried to touch the cool, clean air in front of him.
A deafening sound radiated and the man was pushed back about a hundred meters back due to the impact from what appeared to be an invisible force field. His hand was crushed completely from the collision and hot blood flowed out continuously.
“Father!!” The girl cried and came to his aid.
“I’m fine, I’m fine. It’s just a minor injury, it will heal in no time.” He consoled his daughter not to worry about him and looked at his disfigured hand as a circular runic symbol formed on his pupil.
Almost instantly, blue flames covered his hand and was completely healed within seconds.
His expression turned grave when he returned his gaze towards the force field.
“There’s no other choice, I’ll break through with brute force. Everyone get back.” As he said that, a huge black sword appeared in his hand and rushed towards the barrier and struck it with full force.
Large cracks formed on the surface of the force field and was about to break down at any instant.
The man was waiting to charge in as soon as the barrier broke and investigate first before letting the others walk in, but the sight before him sent chills down to his spine.
As soon as the barrier broke, waves of blood oozed out of it in all directions devouring everything in sight as though they were released from years of captivity.
“Xiao Lin!!” The man screamed and rushed towards his daughter and flew high into the starry sky. The soldiers barely escaped the flood and looked down on the sea of blood formed below them terrified.
The man surveyed the area and finally found a single survivor, and he was really delighted from the bottom of his heart and also felt great uneasiness as he saw him.
“Yan Chen!!” The girl immediately recognized the boy and exclaimed.
At the centre of the sea was a huge crystal pillar and standing beside it was a young boy who looked about fifteen with a sword in both his hands. He was breathing heavily and looked extremely exhausted as if he fought an entire army all by himself. His eyes had turned completely dark as his consciousness fading away and could fall any moment.
The man rushed towards the boy and caught him as he was about fall down and carried him back. He turned towards the guards he bought with him spoke in a commanding voice.
“I’m going to bring him back to the castle. You all stay back and guard this place until I give further orders.”
“Yes, Your Highness.” The guards replied respectfully.
“Xiao Lin, let’s go back.” The man took his daughter and the boy and disappeared into the blanket of darkness.