Chapter 285: Nine Dragon Fire Deity Armor
A kilometer-long, dark-colored battleship was hovering in the air, four thousand kilometers away from Black White Deity Mountain. It was the treasured Battleship D9 of the Xia Clan.
One by one, the Demigods of the Xia Clan arrived there by shattering the space around the battleship.
“Faster, the group from the Dark Abyss is already at Black White Deity Mountain.”
Battleship D9 opened its door for the Demigods to enter. As ordered by Palace Head Chen, most of them were already inside by the time two breaths’ worth of time passed.
Mountain Lord He’s avatar was also present inside the battleship’s main deck. It had been sent out during the previous attack to search for the enemy.
“Everyone, let’s get going. Their team has been overly arrogant and too overbearing,” Mountain Lord He’s avatar said.
“They’ve massacred countless people of our Xia Clan. We’ll definitely make them pay for their deeds!”
“Even if they’re stronger than us, we can still use our treasures to face them. They have to die!” Si Kong Yang, City Lady Bu, and many other Xia Clan Demigods said, teeming with killing intent.
Hong long long~~
Battleship D9 ripped the surrounding space, moving along the resulting tunnel to arrive at the Black White Deity Mountain.
“No!” The face of Mountain Lord He’s avatar contorted into a pained expression. “Damn!”
“What’s wrong?” Tens of Xia Clan Demigods turned to look at Mountain Lord He.
“They’ve killed Feng Dong!” Mountain Lord He exclaimed in grief. “The group from the Dark Abyss is so powerful that the Black White Deity Mountain was unable to restrain them. Not only did they kill Feng Dong, they’re also demanding 30 Deity grade scrolls.” As he spoke, he waved his hand, and a screen immediately popped up. Displayed on it were the events from just before.
A black-skinned youth with his foot bound in white cloth stretched his right hand. It expanded like a pillar supporting the heavens, and golden patterns lit up on it. Despite the main defensive array of the Black White Deity Mountain being supported by Mountain Lord He, the hand was able to easily pierce it. Time seemed to slow down as the palm grabbed Feng Dong with ease. When he refused to lower his head in spite of being threatened, the gigantic palm crushed him to death in an instant!
The scenes were displayed at an accelerated rate to fit with the arrival at Black White Deity Mountain. They had reached their destination, but the Demigods present inside the ship’s main deck all remained silent, their expressions unsightly.
“Us Transcendents of the Xia Clan would rather die fighting than live in humiliation.” Si Kong Yang roared, “Vengeance!”
“We will avenge him!”
“For vengeance!” The majority of the Xia Clan Demigods had their eyes dyed red with hatred.
At Black White Deity Mountain.
Lord You Lan had just issued his demands when a frown appeared on his face. He looked in the distance where space was torn apart to reveal an enormous, dark battleship flying over. It smoothly entered the array scope of the Black White Deity Mountain. The ship’s doors opened, allowing Palace Head Chen’s avatar, Mountain Lord He, Vice Mountain Lord Zang Nuo, and six other Transcendents to fly inside.
“They’ve come so fast,” said Lord You Lan.
General Ku Meng growled back, “Do we kill them?”
“It’s too late.” Lord You Lan shook his head slightly. He knew how hard it would be to snatch and kill someone in front of Battleship D9.
Although it could be said they were late, Palace Head Chen had actually dispatched the Battleship D9 together with the Demigods as soon as Lord You Lan arrived at the Black White Deity Mountain.
Lord You Lan transmitted to the others, “We’ve reached a critical point. Tread with care, and don’t stand too far from me. The Xia Clan World might be a mere mortal world, but each of their ancestors has left behind some treasures. It would be troublesome if they were to go all out, disregarding the consequences.”
“With you here, my Lord, their actions are futile,” replied Nuo Nuo An.
The Xia Clan Demigods were gathered inside the battleship together with the six ordinary Transcendents from the Black White Deity Mountain, who huddled together in the corner of the hall. Mountain Lord He looked around and saw the grief and wrath permeating all those present.
“I know everyone is angry. I am angry as well, but we must first understand the difference in strength between us and our enemy. This group coming from the Dark Abyss is very powerful. Setting aside the other two, their leader alone, Lord You Lan, has grasped hold of the True Meaning of Time Decceleration. On top of that, he must also be practicing a frightening demonic physique. The reason he has the gall to be so arrogant is precisely because of that True Meaning of Time Decceleration. We have to face it with vigilance.”
“So that’s why… The other groups didn’t dare act so unbridled against our Xia Clan, while he did. Damn it!”
“Does anyone have any idea what we could do?”
The Xia Clan Demigods looked at one another.
They were individually weak, but they had strong trump cards such like the Deity grade scrolls. While a Demigod grade scroll could unleash power comparable to a Demigod’s, the power of Deity grade scrolls was similar to a Deity’s. They even had some other methods on top of the scrolls.
But…due to the possibility that the Beast Clan had a Deity among them, the Xia Clan couldn’t fight with reckless abandon.
After all, Deities had inexhaustible power, while Deity grade scrolls could only be used once. With each gone, they would be less one treasure. They couldn’t just use them all on a single enemy. Perhaps they might win that fight, but what about the next? If another powerful enemy arrived, and they had already exhausted their scrolls and other treasures…only extermination would await them. Therefore, the Xia Clan would never use their resources recklessly. They had to consider their future and other variables.
They had been forced to abandon the mortal world many times in the past, so the Black White Deity Mountain, Water Daoist Faction, Sea Deity Palace, and the headquarters of other organizations only had arrays capable of resisting a single Era Suppressor. After all, if needed, they were ready to abandon them at a moment’s notice.
Only the Xia Capital in the Infernal Realm really mattered! That was their stronghold. If Lord You Lan were to attempt to slaughter his way into the Xia Capital, they had to defend it, no matter what it took. Of course, he wasn’t stupid enough to brashly attack the old nest of the Xia Clan either.
Palace Head Chen frowned. “Other groups wouldn’t dare clash with our Xia Clan so recklessly. They’re kept at bay by our Deity grade scrolls. If we were to go all out in an act of desperation, they could suffer many losses, down to even their lives. But this Lord You Lan has control over the True Meaning of Time Decceleration. He could use it while we still prepare the usage of our scrolls to deccelerate time, allowing him to resist our attacks or even flee!”
“Indeed, True Meanings related to time have always been troublesome.”
“Our attacks have no guarantee of success.”
The Xia Clan Demigods all felt their heads ache.
Regardless of its power, what worth was there in an attack which could not hit the enemy?
In truth, the Time Deity Heart and the Space Deity Heart were both just grade two Deity Hearts. Only when fused together into a Time-Space Deity Heart could they truble be classified as a grade one Deity Heart.
Why was that so?
It was because Transcendents would usually be unable to touch upon the Profound Mysteries of Time. Those who had grasped hold of a Time-related True Meaning, be it Time Acceleration, Time Deceleration, or Time Stop, all had unfathomable power. When used in battle, any of these True Meanings would significantly raise the user’s fighting power. Ordinary Transcendents would only be able to touch upon True Meanings and Profound Mysteries related to Time after they became Deities. Since it was more common for Deities to comprehend it, mastery over Time was not so exaggerated and marvelous compared to before attaining deity-hood. Comprehending a True Meaning related to Time while still a Transcendent was a wonderful achievement!
Wu Ma Hai and the other group leaders were also tempted by the Deity grade scrolls of the Xia Clan, yet they didn’t dare be too brazen. Only Lord You Lan had the gall to openly and brashly demand them. His True Meaning of Time Deceleration enabled him to boldly confront the Xia Clan.
“Transcendents of the Xia Clan!” echoed Lord You Lan’s voice.
The bulkhead of Battleship D9 turned transparent, reflecting the outside view. Mountain Lord He, Palace Head Chen, and all of the others inside were able to see the three dreadful existences outside.
“Has your Xia Clan Battleship D9 arrived to deliver my Deity grade scrolls?” Lord You Lan continued taunting, “That Feng Dong mentioned just before that he would rather die than be humiliated, but I don’t believe him. In the end, you Xia Clan people will still submit when faced with absolute power, am I not correct?”
“I will go probe him!” Si Kong Yang irritatedly said.
Palace Head Chen approved. “Okay, you can go try.”
Si Kong Yang flew out from the battleship. He was the only Xia Clan Transcendent who would dare fight those three. He could only do so because he had the Nine Dragon Fire Deity Armor—one of the clan protection treasures of the Xia Clan!
Upon leaving the battleship, Si Kong Yang placed himself in mid-air. He was wearing a scarlet armor with a dragon engraved upon it. A terrifying power accumulated around his body, enveloping him like a dazzling flame and giving him an appearance akin to the sun. The flames covering his body were so brilliant that even the real sun paled by comparison.
His brilliance proudly radiated in all directions.
As a clan protection treasure, the Nine Dragon Fine Deity Armor vastly exceeded ordinary Deity Treasures in terms of value. Wearing it conferred the wearer the power of nine dragons for a limited time. This boost alone would normally raise the wearer’s power to that of a Deity, but realm restrictions made it so that the armor could increase one’s power to the level of an Era Suppressor.
The armor also came with an additional benefit—it could completely shield the wearer’s body. No matter how powerful the enemy, they would still find it difficult to harm Si Kong Yang.
“Nine Dragon Fire Deity Armor?” Lord You Lan released a laugh. “It’s even more valuable than my own Deity treasure. A pity that its user is so weak.”
Inside Battleship D9.
“Get ready; we will give them a fatal blow. We only have a limited amount of Deity Crystals. We must save them up and prepare for a future war with the Sorcerer God and the Great Demonic God. The best outcome would be for us to kill him in one shot!” Palace Head Chen told Mountain Lord He.
Mountain Lord He nodded, a glint flashing through his eyes. “Rest assured.”
Battleship D9 had been sent from the Deity World.
Those who usually used battleships in the Deity World were, precisely, Deities. Due to that, as a mere Demigod, Mountain Lord He was unable to fully display the ship’s might. As the name implied, Deity Crystals were the crystallized form of Deity Power and were very valuable. When used as fuel for the battleship, they enabled it to display its true might, as if operated by a Deity.