Chapter 286: That Strike
“Nuo Nuo An, go ahead and block him,” Lord You Lan ordered upon seeing the charging Si Kong Yang.
“Yes,” the black-robed Nuo Nuo An immediately acknowledged.
Facing a figure that was akin to a dazzling sun and a raging inferno, the black-robed Nuo Nuo An’s pair of green eyes were filled with sinister intent. Accompanied by a sinister laughter, hua—he suddenly flew towards Si Kong Yang. As he barreled forward, Nuo Nuo An’s body dissolved into a black fog made up of no fewer than a hundred misty spheres.
Each of those spheres then turned into an evil spirit—some handsome, some ugly, some alluring, and some strange.
These evil spirits, a hundred in total, all shrieked out simultaneously, “Si Kong Yang, die!”
Despite the hundred spirits being the ones shrieking, it felt instead as if a single person was snarling. In reality, Lord Nuo Nuo An was the one snarling! He divided his body into a hundred different parts, with each of the spirits counting as a fragment of his original figure. Naturally, with his body split into so many parts, the overall combat power of the evil spirits had also increased.
Hua, hua, hua. The hundred evil spirits surrounded Si Kong Yang and charged him all at once.
“Distinguish!” Si Kong Yang sent a slap directly at the spirits. His dazzling golden palm akin to a raging inferno slammed straight into the incoming spirits.
“Is this all your strength? You’re truly too weak.”
The evil spirits kept revolving around Si Kong Yang, and no matter how Si Kong Yang attacked them, they would remain completely unharmed. The strongest among them barely reached the top ten ranking Demigods, while the majority were merely at the level of an ordinary Demigod, but they all possessed Undying Bodies and could not be so easily destroyed. With them working together as they did now, Si Kong Yang had virtually no way of destroying them.
Ao!!! All of a sudden, the evil spirits let out a collective howl able to penetrate the soul.
Si Kong Yang’s body was raging with fire, allowing him to shave off half the power of that terrifying howl. Another 80-90% of the energy was then blocked by the armor he was equipped with. As soon as he felt the howl’s remaining power enter his soul, he completely isolated its effect with a single thought.
“Truly troublesome. Whatever I try, I can’t seem to damage this Nine Dragon Fire Deity Armor.” Lord Nuo Nuo felt truly irritated. Even if he were to meet an Era Suppressor, he would have to first fight them to determine which of them was stronger or weaker. As for Si Kong Yang…he could not penetrate his defenses no matter what he did. Even Lord You Lan would have reached the same outcome if he had attacked Si Kong Yang, so he couldn’t be bothered to act.
“There must be a Deity grade armor protecting this Xia Clan Transcendent’s body. What else could allow him to withstand Nuo Nuo An’s Ten Thousand Ghost Resentment.” General Ku Meng sneered, “The Ghost Resentment poison alone would have been enough to turn him mad.”
“He’s using the Nine Dragon Fire Deity Armor. A powerful Deity grade armor like that is wasted on his body. It’s a pity these treasures were left behind by those Xia Clan ancestors, making them impossible for us to refine and use. Taking some of them along would have otherwise been beneficial for us.” Despite saying that, Lord You Lan wasn’t bothered with Si Kong Yan in the least, his eyes instead glued to the Battleship D9.
The reason for that was because Si Kong Yang had, at most, the combat power of an Era Suppressor. He didn’t pose the slightest threat to him.
What was an Era Suppressor?
They were the Transcendents who had condensed a True Deity Heart via a grade three True Meaning or reached the stage three realm of a grade two True Meaning, while also possessing a Deity treasure! Once they met these criteria, a Transcendent would be considered an Era Suppressor.
The two necessary aspects were ‘Power’ and comprehension of the Laws of Profound Mysteries.
Si Kong Yang, for example, could reach the power of the Deity realm through the Nine Dragon Fire Deity Armor. His comprehension of the Laws of Profound Mysteries, however, had merely reached the level of a grade four Deity Heart!
“Si Kong Yang is being entangled by Nuo Nuo An!” The Xia Clan Transcendents within the main hall of Battleship D9 were feeling anxious. The original plan entailed having Lord You Lan divide his attention by fighting Si Kong Yang.
“We’ve no other choice!” Palace Head Chen frowned. “Let’s try this first. Begin!”
“Mn.” Mountain Lord He nodded.
A Deity Crystal had the shape of an azure rhombic prism. Its beauty was such that it could shake the heart.
Such a crystal was just imbedded into Battleship D9’s propulsion channel. Previously, Mountain Lord He had controlled the battleship using his own magic power, but now, he recalled his magic and instead began directing the power of the Deity Crystal. Mountain Lord He started to operate the battleship’s complex arrays. As they were meant for Deities, however, he could only understand part of them, allowing him to unleash only a portion of their full strength.
A streak of lightning arced through the sky like a titanic azure-colored snake. As soon as it appeared, it caused the entire world to tremble faintly. Everywhere it passed, the sky turned to void, leaving behind only pitch-black cracks. Nuo Nuo An, General Ku Meng, and even Lord You Lan inwardly trembled at the sight of its power.
This was the Xia Clan’s strongest attack, unleashed by a battleship originally from the Deity world! Although the demons had prepared themselves to fight the Xia Clan head-on before making their decision, they could still feel their lives being threatened!
It was extremely fast!
In mere moments, the azure-colored snake was almost upon Lord You Lan.
“A battleship from the Deity world!” Lord You Lan was always on alert. His pupils contracted, and the time in the area surrounding him, especially the region from where the azure snake was approaching, suddenly slowed down. At the same time, the titanic snake of lightning similarly began to slow down.
Despite having slowing down, however, it was still shockingly fast as it swept across Lord You Lan’s body!
Only then did Lord You Lan’s body started evaporating.
In the distance, tens of meters away, Lord You Lan’s figure reappeared.
As the azure-colored streak of lightning traveled, the upper half of a nearby mountain turned to nothing without the slightest sound. In the blink of an eye, the lightning crossed a distance of five hundred meters before finally striking the ground and creating an enormous gouge, over five hundred meters deep. It then finally dissipated under the unseen laws underground.
Lord You Lan sighed inwardly. It was fortunate that his True Meaning of Time Deceleration had worked, sparing him from having to use his life-saving method.
“Damn! He actually avoided it!”
“Just a little bit more!” The Xia Clan Demigods on the Battleship D9 felt anxious and refused to believe it.
“The arrays on Battleship D9 are too complex and mysterious, and I’ve only comprehended them partially” Mountain Lord He growled. “If only my comprehension of the realms had been deeper…the power I could unleash would have been higher as well.”
“He Yuan, this battleship’s originally from the Deity world, and even the Deities over there have to contemplate and research the arrays before they can fully unleash its power. You’re still the only person in the Xia Clan who can unleash the highest portion of its might. You can’t be blamed, especially since the True Meaning he comprehended is that troublesome True Meaning of Time Deceleration.” Palace Head Chen was sharing his anxieties. “He was able to slow down time the moment we attacked, giving him enough time to react!”
Some other grade two True Meaning, an offensive or purely defensive one for instance, would have almost certainly been unable to block this attack. Faced with this terrifying strike from Battleship D9, the user would have been unable to dodge, most likely ending up dead!
“Hahaha! Xia Clan, you’re certainly willing to spend resources. This attack should have used up a Deity crystal, right?! Come, let’s continue. I want to see how many techniques you have remaining!” Lord You Lan let out a cold sneer.
Xue Ying was currently travelling inside the Mirage, still searching for that Dark Abyss team.
He returned to the real world once again, landing atop a beautiful and peaceful mountain peak.
As he searched for the team, he would occasionally re-enter the real world so as to receive any external transmissions.
“Xue Ying, the team from the Dark Abyss has been found. Let us handle matters from this point forward.” This transmission had been sent over by Palace Head Chen, who clearly did not want Xue Ying to participate in the assault. He had even held back the location—the Black White Deity Mountain—from Xue Ying. From Palace Head Chen’s point of view, Xue Ying could not help in any way unless, perhaps performing a sneak attack from the Mirage? He was worried Xue Ying might be the one to die instead!
The enemies this time around were just that formidable!
Si Kong Yang was forced to rely on the Nine Dragon Fire Deity Armor, while the other Demigods were similarly unable to clash with the team from the Dark Abyss head-on and had to depend on the clan protection treasures of the Xia Clan!
“Brother Dong Bo, those of the Dark Abyss have already killed their way into the Black White Deity Mountain! After slaughtering countless mortals of our Xia Clan, they even demanded thirty Deity grade scrolls from us! Senior Feng Dong was killed in a single move by someone called Lord You Lan!”
“Brother Dong Bo, they’ve already begun to fight over at the Black White Deity Mountain! Senior Feng Dong’s death was truly tragic… He was forced to beg for his life, but he said he would rather die than give in. He was killed instantly.”
More and more news arrived.
They were all coming from various onlookers. The Transcendents at the Black White Deity Mountain who were watching the battle were all mad with anger and had naturally spread the news across the world. Palace Head Chen had sent an order that other Transcendents were forbidden from participating in the battle; the Demigods had already entered the fray! Despite being unable to join, the Transcendents continued passing the news along, and, naturally, they eventually reached Xue Ying!
As soon as Xue Ying received the information, he finally understood what was going on. His expression was turning uglier and uglier, his face ashen-gray and gloomy.
Black White Deity Mountain!
Xue Ying waved his hand, tearing space apart to enter the void and rush over to the Black White Deity Mountain.
As he flew through the space tunnel, his figure was shrouded with the True Meaning of Extreme Piercing, which let him penetrate any obstacle along the way. At the same time, he took out a wine flask and gulped down some of the Hundred Bitter Restoration medicine. As it entered its body, the pain he felt was rapidly suppressed. Although some pain remained, it would not affect his battle.