Chapter 1017: There is actually an Expert?
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
“It is Nian Jiu?” The currently condensing incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire trembled. He could not help but grit his teeth, “Who is so daring to oppose my Ying Shan Clan?”
Assassinating the outstanding talent Prince Xue Ying was equivalent to slapping the Ying Shan Clan on the face!
The Ying Shan Clan would certainly not let things rest!
Under normal circumstances, there were not many organizations that dared to be so foolish. Nevertheless, an assassination still happened today, and there was even this devil called Nian Jiu.
Nian Jiu was originally a nine-headed venomous snake that was born as a native from the Black Devil Great Lake. As he began training in ancient cultivation, Nian Jiu discovered that he had talent in forming avatars, and could produce nine in total! As long as one survived, the other eight avatars could easily be refined back over time. Hence, by relying on this talent, Nian Jiu was not afraid of risking his life as an assassin.
After all, there were not many assassins who would kill without paying heed to one’s own life. Either they were death warriors, or they were experts like Nian Jiu who had unique techniques.
“Protect the prince!”
The two Black Stream Cloud Wolves turned into humans. Furthermore, a total of 98 black-armored soldiers appeared in the surrounding too. These two Black Stream Cloud Wolves–one was in black armor, and the other with a dark gold armor forming over his body. They totaled a hundred and soon established an enormous combat formation. “Hong long long~”
Black clouds formed and wrapped around the carriage. And these hundred soldiers were scattered amidst the black darkness. Their armor grew brighter, and soon, this energy became interconnected and formed an entity.
“You dare to assassinate Prince Xue Ying? What gall!” The leading dark-gold-armored captain revealed a pair of sharp-clawed weapons. He angrily roared; his voice reverberated through the world.
“Ardent Fire Army Hidden Guards? Haha, who would have thought that one of the three Hidden Guards from the Ardent Fire Army would be protecting this child.” The six thin teenagers laughed. They continued advancing, “Let me see how formidable all of you are.”
The dark-gold-armored captain shouted. The rolling black cloud congealed into an enormous four-hooved mutated beast. The captain acted as the claws of this beast, and every attack was struck out frantically.
“What? There is actually a team of Ardent Fire Army Hidden Guards keeping close to that Ying Shan Xue Ying all the while?” Qian Gan Xue who was watching the battle from the distant pavilion turned pale after seeing that, “He is honestly too biased to keep a group of Hidden Guards in the Eden Treasure just to protect that child.”
This was indeed the worst situation ever.
A team of Hidden Guards.
The captain of the Hidden Guards was at God Yuan Palace fifth level strength. The other members were all at the Unity realm too. The complete combat array when they worked together would allow them to erupt with a God Yuan Palace seventh level strength–that was sufficient for them to fight against a Primal Chaos giant.
Ying Shan Lie Hu felt his legs turning soft. He was still consoling Xue Ying who sat beside him: “My son, don’t worry too much. They can’t harm you at all.”
The female attendant Yan Yu was also clenching her fist by the side. She was prepared to protect her prince with her life.
In reality, they were only True Gods and facing against a battle at this level, they were entirely useless.
No matter who it was, the assassin Old Devil Nian Jiu, the team led by the Black Stream Cloud Wolf captain, Tian Yi Zhi or even Marquis Ardent Fire and the master of that devil who was being kept aware of the proceedings of this assassination were concerned about the whole affair. They felt their hearts tightening as things unfold.
Only one person! He might be nervous on the surface, yet he remained remarkably calm inside.
That was Xue Ying.
‘Assassination?’ Xue Ying sat on the carriage watching the battle, ‘Oh, this assassin could form six avatars. But he is merely at the Unity realm yet he could form avatars already? It should not be an avatar technique belonging to the void lineage. Thus, it must be an ancient cultivation talent.’
‘But he is quite astounding. Each of the avatars seems to contain power at the God Yuan Palace sixth level. The six avatars even have a combined technique that enabled them to erupt with power at the God Yuan Palace seventh level.’
‘So it seems the two Black Stream Cloud Wolves of mine, one is the captain of the Hidden Guards and the other an ordinary Hidden Guard? There are also 98 other Hidden Guards that remain in the Eden Treasure waiting for orders? It seems Marquis Ardent Fire really favor me a lot.’ Xue Ying sighed inwardly, ‘I always thought Elder Tian and the others are my main protectors. Who would have thought that there are guards in the light just as guards are hiding in the dark? The nine personal guards led by Elder Tian seems to unleash strength at the God Yuan Palace sixth level. And the entire team of Hidden Guards is much stronger than them.’
One guarding him in the light and the other defending him in the dark.
Xue Ying continued watching the battle between the Hidden Guards with Old Devil Nian Jiu. Both parties were fighting extremely frantically. Old Devil Nian Jiu could not break through for a moment too: ‘It seems that the techniques in the Realm Heart Great Land are more profound than those in the primal chaos void. Just this combat array is much more efficient.’
In the primal chaos void, a fifth level Unity expert working together with 99 other Unity experts could not unleash power at the seventh level.
But it was possible here on the Realm Heart Great Land. These combat formation techniques seemed to be even more profound than the innate combat arrays utilized by the Destruction Devils.
“Qian Gan Xue, who would have thought that there is a team of Hidden Guards protecting that child constantly. I can’t break through it, so this mission will likely end up as a failure.” Nian Jiu communicated to Qian Gan Xue.
The eyes of Qian Gan Xue turned red.
He mobilized the death warriors under his master, yet in reality, he did not mind paying a greater price to find Old Devil Nian Jiu and invited him to act. This was his most crucial trump card, yet Old Devil Nian Jiu who could unleash a power at the seventh level, could still not break through the defenses of the other party.
‘This Old Devil Nian Jiu is too cowardly. Hearsay he has nine avatars in total, yet he only uses six avatars at most for each assassination. The other three avatars are hidden at some unknown places.’ The eyes of Qian Gan Xue were brimming with madness.
‘I couldn’t care less.’
‘If I fail, I’ll have to die.’
‘Time to stake it all.’
Even though most of Qian Gan Xue’s hope had been placed on the powerful Old Devil Nian Jiu, he would still die if the mission ended up as a failure. Hence, he had prepared another killing move–one which he spent over two million years in search of a Primal Chaos giant to help him refine a poisonous fluid. For the sake of this poisonous fluid, he spent a total of six million cosmos crystals. One must know some ordinary secret treasure weapons cost merely ten million cosmos crystals.
Spending this massive amount of cosmos crystals, there were almost no existences at the Unity realm who could survive from it!
“Old Devil Nian Jiu, I have another method, though it might affect you. But since you have your avatars, it isn’t much.” Qian Gan Xue took out a black bamboo flute and lightly blew in it.
An unseen sound ripple spread in the direction of Xue Ying.
This sound ripple was of a strange insipid green color. This poisonous fluid could be seen even with the naked eyes. He had no choice. If he wanted to acquire a poison that was sufficiently strong and could not be perceived at all, that paltry amount of cosmos crystals which he prepared was not enough.
“What?” The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire that had just formed successfully and was teaming up with the hidden guards against Old Devil Nian Jiu saw that strand of an insipid green sound ripple of poisonous fluid coming over. His expression could not help but change.
The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire did not have any treasures or weapons. It was only at the God Yuan sixth level strength and could barely fight against an avatar of Old Devil Nian Jiu. It could not change the overall situation.
“Poisonous fluid?” Old Devil Nian Jiu revealed a joyous look after seeing that.
“Not good.” The Hidden Guards were startled by this. They could feel a considerable threat from this rapidly incoming insipid green sound ripple. If they were contacted by this poisonous fluid, they would die unquestionably.
The surroundings boomed. The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire and the Hidden Guards were spreading part of their concentration resisting against that poisonous fluid. Nevertheless, they could not isolate it at all. The poisonous fluid continued unhindered. After all, this was a poisonous fluid that was worth six million cosmos crystals.
“What should we do?”
The sound ripple poisonous fluid was moving too quickly. They could not teleport either. Unless they escaped and leave the prince alone?
“Hahaha…” Old Devil Nian Jiu wantonly struck against the Hidden Guards. He laughed madly. From his viewpoint, without the obstruction from this Hidden Guard team, that Prince Xue Ying who was incomparably weak and small would die easily to him.
‘What should I do? What should I do?’ The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire was extremely anxious. He had already contacted Old Mother Ying Shan, yet the other party could not arrive in this short time and had to find a Primal Chaos giant for help to teleport her through an ultra-long distance. All sort of unforeseen circumstances would require time to solve. Nevertheless, battles at this level would be over within the blink of an eye.
“Stake everything and try to delay for more time. Once we have more time, there will be more hope.” The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire transmitted the order to the Hidden Guards.
“Yes.” All the Hidden Guards, some were willing, and others were not, yet they still acknowledged the orders.
They did not dare to disobey the orders of Grandpa Marquis.
They had to use their lives and fight against this strange poisonous fluid, and to try and delay for as much time as possible!
On the carriage, both Ying Shan Lie Hu and the female attendant Yan Yu were slightly hoodwinked. They did not understand the overall situation and only knew that the incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire was fighting together with the Hidden Guards. The Hidden Guards seemed mad, and there was a sort of dismal atmosphere spreading.
Xue Ying was the only calm person amongst them. He looked into the distance and saw Qian Gan Xue who blew that black bamboo flute.
‘This poisonous fluid seems interesting. It seems its power is quite great, and ordinary attacks can’t disperse it at all.’ Xue Ying thought. A spear appeared in his hand. It was that secret treasure weapon.
Following that, an unseen ripple spread out.
This ripple was minute and permeated everywhere.
All spaces where the insipid green sound ripple of poisonous fluid existed in began distorting. They were clearly moving in the direction of Xue Ying, yet in the blink of an eye, they flew over to where Qian Gan Xue was.
“What!” Qian Gan Xue was startled as he watched at the insipid green poisonous fluid appearing right in front of him. This poisonous fluid did not distinguish between enemies and allies. He could only control the direction using the flute.
Under the influence of the poisonous fluid, Qian Gan Xue’s body was rapidly corroded. He turned into a puddle of green water and died right at that moment.
The poisonous fluid might have spread across the surrounding, yet it was fortunate nobody was around. Those cultivators, guests, and attendants had long run far away. After all, with battles of this level happening, all cultivators would run as far as possible. They would not even feel safe despite fleeing several hundred thousand kilometers away.
In an area quite far away on a broad street, a black-robed man was watching the proceedings of the mission. He was the incarnation of the master of that devil. By relying on a treasure, he was able to conceal his aura and stay for long periods within the Ardent Fire City. Given his great hatred for Marquis Ardent Fire, he had long planned for his incarnation to remain here in search of opportunities to deal against Marquis Ardent Fire.
‘It seems this Qian Gan Xue is quite resourceful that he knows to prepare this poisonous fluid.’ The edges of that black-robed man’s mouth lifted. But closely following that, his expression changed.
That insipid green sound ripple of poisonous fluid had strangely turned to where Qian Gan Xue was, killing him directly.
The black-robed man could not even feel any abnormalities of the space in the surrounding.
‘There is actually another expert protecting that Prince Xue Ying? Isn’t the Ying Shan Clan spending too much effort trying to protect him?’ The black-robed man could not help but grit his teeth after seeing this.