Chapter 1270: Start of Battle
Tyrannical, brazen and arrogant.
This was the impression Huang Shatian gave people. His tyranny could be seen when he directly slayed a devil cultivator because the other party called him out. His arrogance and brazen character could be seen in the contempt he had for everyone else.
In this place, he had only one opponent – Qin Wentian.
As for the countless other devil experts here, none of them were qualified to be his opponent.
He closed his eyes, disregarding everything in his surroundings. No matter how the other cultivators fought, they had nothing to do with him. He only needed to fight the last battle.
For the strongest characters, their battle would naturally be at the last. That, was the pride of the strong.
Many people turned to Qin Wentian. This character who was deemed by Huang Shatian as his opponent, what would his strength be like?
Xia Yuan’s eyes gleamed with sharpness. He cast a deep glance at Huang Shatian. To Huang Shatian, the geniuses of the Fallen Devil Region weren’t even worthy of a single mention.
Did he only have Qin Wentian in his eyes? What sort of person was Qin Wentian exactly?
Old Chai also stared at the two of them. He exchanged blows with Qin Wentian before and he understood that Qin Wentian wasn’t a character good to antagonize. However at this moment, he discovered that Huang Shatian was even more terrifying. If he wanted to gain the devil emperor’s favor by entering the top three, these two people would undoubtedly be his greatest obstacles.
“Since he is so arrogant, why don’t we join forces to kill him?” The masked voice rang out again. Nobody knew who it was that spoke, but the voice had was like the wind fanning flames.
Several devil cultivators glanced at Huang Shatian. If they could kill him, that would definitely be an excellent choice. They felt desire rising in their hearts.
“Who will join me?” At this moment, a powerful expert spoke. A blood-colored gigantic axe could be seen resting on his shoulder as he stared at Huang Shatian.
“I’ve never met someone so brazen before in my life. Since he wants an early death, let’s grant that to him.” A sinister and cold voice rang out as another expert joined in.
With these two leading the way, in just a few moments, violent auras gushed forth from all around. These people then stepped out, moving towards the direction of Huang Shatian, and on their way over, there were even more experts joining in. Very swiftly, over ten devil cultivators were in this group, they didn’t intend to give Huang Shatian any chance to survive at all.
“A bunch of ants wanting to kill me? Are you all courting death?” Huang Shatian’s eyes were still closed as his voice was filled with overwhelming disdain. The tone of his voice completely enraged the group, as their auras started rising up.
“Since you want to be in the limelight, be prepared to endure the strongest retaliation.” A devil cultivator sneered coldly. Only to see Xia Yuan who was standing quietly at the side suddenly moved. He shot forward like a streak of lightning and after that, to the astonishment of the crowd, Xia Yuan, one of the strongest individuals on the Devil Rankings actually stopped in front of Huang Shatian. However, he wasn’t there to deal with him. It was like he was there to guard Huang Shatian.
An expert on the level of Xia Yuan was actually willing to guard Huang Shatian.
“Xia Yuan, how far have you fallen?” The killing intent of a devil cultivator surged up.
“A bunch of ants courting death.” Huang Shatian opened his eyes. When the experts in the group rushed at him, his spatial law domain opened up, enveloping the space around him in an instant.
“In the face of absolute strength, what use are numbers?” Huang Shatian roared. After which, the spatial light behind him shot out towards one of the enemies, bringing with it a burst of destructive might. When the light landed, the person died instantly.
Xia Yuan glanced over, feeling his heart trembling. Seems like Huang Shatian was so strong that he didn’t even need to interfere. Even if he was ganged up by people, there was no need to worry for him at all.
“Bzz~” Only to see someone taking out a powerful devil weapon. The other experts acted as well, but Huang Shatian merely laughed coldly. They wanted to use divine weapons?
These experts from the Fallen Devil Region, even if they took out divine weapons, would they be able to compare to Huang Shatian, this supreme genius from the younger generation of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire?
“Courting death.” Huang Shatian spoke coldly. After which, a circular wheel manifested, as a spatial light screen appeared behind him. The wheel radiated intense light as it flooded the space here with boundless emperor might. Streams of light shot towards his opponents, penetrating through them in an instant. For those who were hit by the light, all of them died right away, falling from the sky. They didn’t even have the time to activate the power of their weapons.
“This…” Everyone was speechless. How would they be able to kill Huang Shatian?
It was fine if they didn’t take out divine weapons. Once they took out weapons, under the might of their opponent, it was an absolute suppression.
“The divine treasure formed a resonance with his innate technique?” Qin Wentian’s eyes flickered. Huang Shatian’s weapon was like the innate technique he just unleashed.
Seems like the circular wheel was a divine treasure specially crafted for Huang Shatian by the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire. At the instant that weapon unleashed its power, it was so strong that it caused the hearts of everyone to shudder. Qin Wentian was thinking that if he clashed directly against Huang Shatian’s weapon, most probably only that treasure would be able to do so.
This Huang Shatian truly had no fear at all. Taking out such a powerful treasure in such a situation would usually cause people to covet it. Most probably, many of the spectating devil kings would also feel greed in their hearts.
As Qin Wentian was spectating, he also discovered that quite a few devil cultivators were advancing towards him with cold looks on their faces.
“Seems like it isn’t a good thing to be too dazzling.” Qin Wentian calmly spoke. Clearly, that single sentence spoken by Huang Shatian, has also implicated him into this.
There was a limit to the number of people the devil emperor would bestow his favor on. In that case, only by joining forces to kill these likely candidates, would the others have a chance. This was also why the earlier group wanted to kill Huang Shatian. Now, these people also had the same thought in mind as they advanced towards Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian frowned, he had always kept a low-profile because he wanted to avoid the over-consumption of his energy reserves in large-scale battles like this. After all, his cultivation base wasn’t like Huang Shatian’s who was already at the peak of immortal-foundation.
However, since there were people who wanted to kill him, the only solution was for him to kill enough until they stopped from fear.
“Let me handle them.” Nanfeng Ruoxuan spoke. Qi Da nodded. At the same time, quite a few other experts from different directions also walked out. One among them was Mo Ziyan from Matriarch Ji’s sect while another, was actually none other than a fellow disciple from the Heavenly Talisman Realm named Duan Qianshan.
Duan Qianshan didn’t enter the sacred academy, but there was no need to doubt his strength. He was someone arranged by the Heavenly Talisman Realm for the sake of the adjudication battle, and the vast majority of the hundred participants from the Evergreen Alliance, were all at the peak of immortal-foundation. Not only that, each and every one of them were characters who had glimpsed the gate leading to the next realm, able to control a trace of immortal-king might.
Before this, Qin Wentian wasn’t acquainted with Duan Qianshan as the Heavenly Talisman Realm was extremely mysterious and they had many disciples. It wasn’t strange that there were some characters who were in closed-door seclusion trying to break through to the immortal-king realm back then when the sacred academy appeared.
“Mhm?” The eyes of everyone flashed. These newly appeared experts actually started walking towards the group which was advancing towards Qin Wentian? Although they weren’t many in number, each of their auras were extremely terrifying.
“Kill them.” Qin Wentian calmly spoke. The sound of sword humming filled the air, the demon sword in his hand radiated forth with an extremely sharp sword intent, rippling through the space. He stood at his original location unmoving but the power of his demon sword was already activated.
“DIE!” Those devil experts erupted forth with devil might, unleashing powerful attacks. Qi Da guarded the front of Qin Wentian. With a thunderous roar, his form expanded as the divine battle ape phantom appeared again, enduring the attacks.
At the same time, the finger strikes of Nanfeng Ruoxuan danced wildly in the air, shooting streaks of phoenix flames that could incinerate everything.
Mo Ziyan blasted out an immortal slaying diagram. Duan Qianshan’s silhouette vanished as numerous shadows appeared in his place. These shadows rushed towards the enemy group and as they slashed out, millions of filaments of light illuminated the entire area. Those devil cultivators snorted coldly and unleashed their own tyrannical attacks. However at this moment, they only saw some among their numbers mysterious dying.
“Danger…” The other devil cultivators froze. Duan Qianshan’s shadows were actually capable of attack. Not only that, the strength of each shadow was extremely strong as well.
“Cloning technique? Seems like this man has a unique astral soul. It must have something to do with the cultivation art he comprehended as well, allowing these shadows to possess enough power to attack others, catching his opponents by surprise.” The crowd stared at Duan Qianshan. The law energy fluctuations from him were extremely terrifying as his shadows hindered the enemies.
“Let me obstruct them, you guys finish them off.” Duan Qianshan spoke. Nanfeng Ruoxuan and Qi Da as well as the rest all instantly understood.
Qin Wentian sensed the strength of these people. The light from his demon sword gradually dimmed. The various powers of the immortal realms sent all their strongest elites for the adjudication battle. Even if the devil cultivators here grouped up, there was really no need for him to act. He should just prepare for his battle against Huang Shatian.
“Let’s fight.” A cold voice rang out. In the other areas, there were experts who unleashed attacks at the people beside them. It was pointless to wait any longer.
“They are allies of Huang Shatian.” Qin Wentian glanced at the person who incited the battle. Seems like Huang Shatian’s alliance wanted to end this as quick as they can.
Even Xia Yuan also acted, exterminating the weaker experts here.
Old Chai brandished his saber and waltzed right into the battlefield. With every flash of light, his saber would cleave someone apart.
Very swiftly, this place was completely overrun by chaos. This battlefield was destined to be the burial grounds for the weak. The death rate was extremely high.
As more and more battles erupted, the spatial light screen behind Huang Shatian dissipated. He stood with his hands behind his back and quietly observed the other battles erupting. It felt as though everything here had nothing to do with him.
He knew that his own battle would soon begin.
Qin Wentian’s gaze shot through the crowd, staring in the direction of Huang Shatian. Both their gazes met in mid-air as their battle intent soared up into the skies. However, neither of them moved, as though they were both waiting for a perfect opportunity.
“Old Xia, the young man you regard so highly seems to have treated that other young man as his opponent.” The devil emperor spoke to the Old Xia Devil King.
“The victor will definitely be Huang Shatian.” Old Xia Devil King calmly stated.
“Haha, you are still so confident with regards to him. In that case, I want to watch this battle properly.” The devil emperor laughed. The other spectators all had gleams of sharpness in their eyes. They suddenly had a ridiculous thought. It felt like this entire battle event was orchestrated just for the show-down of these two characters!
Note: Both devil and immortal weapons are classified under divine weapons