Chapter 572: Fight for a Road to Survival!
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
As soon as the transmission from Paragon Huo Cheng reached Xue Ying, he immediately understood. With Monarch Sword World trying to restrict his movements from the side, three other monarchs coming in from the front, and Monarch Cheng Ming madly chasing him from the back, Xue Ying couldn’t see much hope in his current situation.
‘The first half of the “Blood Demon Scripture”? I was aware that the Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction owned the second half of this technique, but who would have thought that the Howling Devil Cult Leader would have obtained the first,’ Xue Ying thought. ‘And now it’s landed in my hands. The Howling Devil Cult Leader’s heart must be aching so badly that he might turn crazy. Was it that he realized it would be impossible for him to regain the first half of Blood Demon Scripture anyway, so he preferred to make the matter public?’
This was an absolute art, and the original copy of it at that! Even Xue Ying had merely inherited the “Luminous Sun” absolute art from his teacher, who kept the original copy on his person.
The value of any technique’s original copy was so incredibly high precisely because it allowed others to inherit it.
‘No wonder everyone is turning crazy.’ Xue Ying’s thinking was extremely fast; within mere moments, he understood his current predicament as well as the degree of danger he was in.
To hand over the Blood Demon Scripture?
The thought did not even cross his mind!
After all, even if he were to just hand them over, with how many powerful existences were surrounding him from all over the place, the ones who failed to get their hands on the scriptures would just eliminate him along the way to gain the reward granted by the Will of the Abyss.
‘In that case… I’ll just stake it all! I’ll fight it out for a road to survival!’ Xue Ying’s eyes glittered with fearsome sharpness. At the same time, a layer of black armor appeared over his body; it enveloped his figure in its entirety. His head was protected by a war helmet, while a black, soft mask covered his face. His whole body was covered from head to toe.
The previous blood-robed man was now a full-fledged soldier of the Destruction Legion!
“Hehehe, Your Highness, how about you stop running and accompany me for a while?” A blurred green fog enveloped Xue Ying’s Starfield Flying Ship. Within moments, an unseen force permeated his body and began eroding his True Deity Heart.
‘An illusory technique?’
Xue Ying’s mighty willpower spread out in every direction. He was a soldier of the Destruction Legion and one who passed the trials a much higher difficulty than usual. Xue Ying’s Deity Heart had long since taken on an appearance similar to glass, so his willpower directly and forcibly broke through this illusory technique, and then continued spreading outwards towards the various Abyss Sovereigns surrounding him.
Except for two True Gods—Monarch Cheng Ming and Sovereign Mountain Ridge—who were able to resist the effect, every one of the other three Abyss Sovereigns felt their Deity Hearts tremble under the shockwave. For a moment, their ability to sense their surroundings by means of their Deity Hearts became ever so slightly blurred. It was a rather suffocating feeling.
“So that’s the ability of a genius World Deity from the Deity world… such formidable willpower,” Sovereign Mountain Ridge’s voice boomed with grandeur, reverberating throughout the entire world. At the same time, his huge fist came smashing over! This scene gave off the feeling of divine retribution descending upon the world in the form of a huge hammer. As the fist approached, it seemed to Xue Ying as if an enormous dark cloud was instead making its way over. In fact, it was bigger even than his Starfield Flying Ship.
“Get lost!” Xue Ying, who was already covered in black armor from head to toe, could no longer care less about holding back; this was all for the sake of escaping with his life. His Scarlet Cloud Spear rose and lashed against the enormous cloud-like fist like a divine dragon.
As the two clashed directly, space began crumbling apart. This layer of the Dark Abyss even began to tremble vaguely.
Sovereign Mountain Ridge had entered the fight brimming with confidence, but at this moment, his expression was one of shock, his eyes wide-open. The Scarlet Cloud Spear had elongated like a divine dragon and lashed out against his fist, yet his strike could not even shave off much of the incoming strength; the spear had struck directly against his enormous chest. Sovereign Mountain Ridge’s towering figure, as high as the heavens, was simply smashed away. His legs left the ground, and ‘hu hu’, he was sent flying backward. Such power left Monarch Cheng Ming and the other four people to the sides with pale faces.
“What? He actually sent Sovereign Mountain Ridge flying away directly?”
“Even Sovereign Mountain Ridge, whose specialty lies mostly in his power, was suppressed entirely?”
The small and thin old man whom Xue Ying had fought just before was dumbstruck. During his fight with Xue Ying, his world bodies had exploded directly, which signified a massive gap between his strength and his opponent’s! However, not for a moment did he think that this powerful existence known for his huge strength, Sovereign Mountain Ridge, would be lashed away! Where did he get this incredible power?
“Hmph.” Xue Ying sneered. The soldiers of the Lake Heart Island master’s Destruction Legion we able to move unhindered wherever they wished in the past. Ordinary True Gods could not hope to face even the most ordinary of soldiers. On top of that, Xue Ying had access to his luminous sun force.
In terms of the realm, his five opponents all far surpassed him.
But when it came to strength and speed, not one could be his match!
“Hong~” Xue Ying’s Starfield Flying Ship tore directly through the tunnel in spacetime and proceeded on to fly at high speeds. Xue Ying was still covered in the black armor, and he was brandishing his Scarlet Cloud Spear with extreme valiance and ferocity. Anyone who dared obstruct him would be suppressed! The three sovereigns who were merely stage four World Deity realm could never hope to become an obstacle in his path.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying, you should just stop,” Monarch Cheng Ming’s voice reverberated in Xue Ying’s mind.
“Hua hua hua hua hua…”
A large number of figures identical to Monarch Cheng Ming appeared in front of the Starfield Flying Ship. Together, these bodies formed a swarm so dense that they were essentially uncountable. Some of them were clearly illusory, but some were real.
All of these figures were holding onto single blades as they came leaping over.
“Scram.” Xue Ying’s spear swept out, forming a fierce gale and a terrifying shockwave. His strike tore space apart and seemed able to destroy anything in its way. Monarch Cheng Ming’s many figures seemed like mere bubbles being popped as soon as the spear approached them. But at the same time, even more figures identical to Monarch Cheng Ming had arrived at Xue Ying’s side; the spacetime around was unable to obstruct him.
Many blades landed on Xue Ying’s body. Some of the strikes were simple hacking motions, while others were thrusts, slashes, lashes or stabs…
Monarch Cheng Ming was indeed an expert in blade techniques. He was a True God—a transcended World Deity—and countless of years of experience fighting in the Dark Abyss allowed him to fuse his blade techniques with complete laws of the world. He had formed a complete set of blade techniques! Furthermore, he eclipsed Xue Ying in terms of comprehension of the realm, with every single one of his blade techniques containing all sorts of profound mysteries. Some were meant to forcibly permeate into the body, some shook the body from the inside, some sought to make it crumble, and some were as sharp as the edge of a blade…
However, any blade technique that hit Xue Ying’s armor disappeared, leaving behind not even a single scar on its surface. With the armor dissipating so much of the impact, and when taking Xue Ying’s tyrannical body and his terrifying strength into consideration, the attacks were entirely unable to affect his movements.
“Mn?” Xue Ying’s gaze swept over the collection of figures identical to Monarch Cheng Ming who were currently attacking him. He sent his Scarlet Cloud Spear out in a sweeping motion once again, using his force directly against them.
“Peng peng peng…” A very large portion of this group dissipated, and even Monarch Cheng Ming’s true body seemed hard-pressed to make an escape.
‘He’s letting me attack his body however I wish? Also, why can’t I seem to injure him at all?’ Monarch Cheng Ming was greatly startled.
Unparalleled defenses! Simply unmatchable.
It was very likely that he could simply stand there, allow everyone to attack him, and Monarch Cheng Ming would still have no way of injuring him.
“Anyone who blocks my path shall die!” Xue Ying shouted out in a fearsome tone. His roar spread out in every direction, accompanied by his willpower. As a result, the three stage four World Deities who were preparing to launch a joint attack on his person slightly trembled. His voice pulsed out without stop, allowing the countless demons on this layer of the Dark Abyss to get a vague sense of his willpower’s wrath.
A portion of the demons had already retreated into the distance, while those who remained closer to the battlefield had long since turned to ash.
Such a momentous battle could be felt from up to a few trillion kilometers away.
“Anyone who blocks my path shall die!””Anyone who blocks my path shall die!””Anyone who blocks my path shall die!”…
Xue Ying’s willpower-fueled roar spread out again and again, leaving the many demons feeling terrified.
In fact, this roar had already branded this particular portion of space, and even ten million years into the future, someone passing through might still vaguely hear its echo.
“We can’t kill him,” Monarch Cheng Ming sent to his companions. “Fellow cultivators, let us work together to trap him, to delay his escape. As long as we contribute anything to his capture, I trust that the White Sovereign King won’t treat us unfairly.”
“Alright.” Sovereign Mountain Ridge agreed. These types of existences who had unparalleled physical prowess were impossible to hold back in a one-on-one fight. Only by working together could they hope to obstruct him.
The Starfield Flying Ship showed no signs of stopping.
Inside, Xue Ying was actually feeling extremely anxious. He understood a certain fact very well—the longer he was delayed here, the smaller his chances of survival would become. After all, the Dark Abyss had many more sovereigns than just these few. Over time, many more formidable, peak-level powerful existences would be coming out, some of whom could even fight against experts on the level of the Nine Yang Palace Head. Even worse would be the arrival of a Paragon! Xue Ying was very clear that if he were to meet a Paragon here, he would be eliminated in a single move.
“Block his path.”
“Hinder his escape.” Monarch Cheng Ming and the other four were trying their best, but they had to be very careful in their approach; none of them was willing to die here. An angered Xue Ying was truly that dangerous.