Book 10 – Path Of Blood Through The Netherworld
Chapter 981 A Sword Strike That Shook The Heavens
Misery Crystal of Oblivion.
A strange crystal that contained the Oblivion Dao Insight!
This sort of strange crystal was formed in the depths of the Sea of Misery, and it was extremely difficult to obtain. According to legend, at the side of every Misery Crystal of Oblivion was a thousand year old demon called ‘Buddha Ghost’ guarding it.
This demon was formed from the vicious qi and vengeful spirits in the Sea of Misery, and its face was benevolent like a Buddha, yet its figure was in the form of the commonly seen spirit in the Sea of Misery, the Green Eyed Spirit. Its disposition was ruthless, and it thirsted madly for blood.
Due to it not being created naturally but formed from vicious qi and vengeful spirits, its body was tainted with the resentment of numerous gods that had fallen in the Sea of Misery, and after experiencing the passage of countless years, its strength was extremely formidable.
Coupled with the Buddha Ghost always staying dormant within the depths of the Sea of Misery, it was extremely difficult to annihilate it.
This obviously showed how difficult it was to obtain a Misery Crystal of Oblivion.
In the market, this thumb sized Misery Crystal of Oblivion that Chen Xi possessed was priceless, and it was impossible to purchase no matter how high the price one intended to pay.
After he found out about all of this, the excitement in Chen Xi’s heart reduced greatly, and he covered his calm while he said with surprise, “In this way, it’s utterly impossible to obtain a large amount of Misery Crystals of Oblivion?”
He was originally thinking that since he’d noticed such a rare treasure like the Misery Crystals of Oblivion, then it couldn’t be any better if he was able to gather some and attain perfection in the Oblivion Dao Insight.
Never had he imagined that it would be so difficult to obtain a single one.
“Indeed.” Bei Ling replied. “It’s precisely because that it’s too rare that only a few people in the Netherworld were capable of comprehending the Oblivion Dao Insight.”
“But I heard that these subordinates of the Second King of Hell have always been residing on the Sea of Misery to guard the Myriad Star Passageway while gathering Misery Crystals of Oblivion for King Chu Jiang.” Bei Ling paused for a moment and seemed to be lost in thought. “So if you want to obtain Misery Crystals of Oblivion, then perhaps seizing it from them is a good choice.”
Them naturally referred to those subordinates of King Chu Jiang.
Chen Xi’s eyes lit up when he heard this, and he said, “This is a really good idea.”
When he annihilated the yaksha commander Agu Luo and the others earlier, he’d found out that a Yaksha King, Yan Tu, resided in the extremely distant Yaksha Maritime Space, and Yan Tu was one of King Chu Jiang’s right hand men. So he felt that perhaps he would be able to obtain some Misery Crystals of Oblivion from killing Yan Tu.
Suddenly, Bei Ling asked with a serious expression. “King Chu Jiang possess a cultivation at the Golden Immortal Realm. Do you really intend to kill your way over?”
When this topic was mentioned, Chen Xi’s expression became much calmer and solemn, and he answered without the slightest hesitation. “I must.”
When he spoke up to here, he suddenly came to an understanding. Bei Ling was worried for him, and the expression on his face became gentle as he said, “Don’t worry, since I dare to go over, I would at least not allow myself to fall into a hopeless situation.”
Bei Ling nodded, and she lowered her head while keeping silent.
Actually, the nearer they got to the other side of the Sea of Misery, the more she hoped that they could slow down, and that time would move slower. There were even many occasions where she felt like persuading Chen Xi to turn back with various reasons.
But in the end, she restrained herself. She was very clearly aware that while she was worried that Chen Xi would encounter danger, the most important reason was that she was unwilling to be separated from Chen Xi so quickly.
Because at that time, Chen Xi would leave and return to the Mortal Dimension, whereas she could only stay in the Netherworld, and they might never get to see each other again.
Wu~ Wu~ Wu~
Right at this moment, a wave of desolate sounds of the horn sounded out abruptly from the distant sea, and it shook the heavens and the earth while emanating a piercingly cold and raging killing intent that awed the hearts of all.
Accompanying this sound was three groups of yaksha that whistled through the sky like a dark expanse of clouds, and they were like locusts that covered the heavens and the earth. All of them had savage and scarlet red appearances, and they flapped their pitch black wings while moving over with a terrifying impetus.
“The First Commander of the Yaksha King, Mo Fu!”
“The Second Commander of the Yaksha King, Hua Ling!”
“The Fourth Commander of the Yaksha King, Ye Luozhen!”
Their figures hadn’t arrived when voices rumbled through the sky, and it shook the heavens and the earth like thunderclaps.
Those three groups of yaksha were each formed of one hundred yaksha guards, and the yaksha commanders in the lead were all peak sovereigns at the eighth level of the Earthly Immortal Realm.
Instantly, these three groups had completely encircled the treasured vessel that Chen Xi and Bei Ling resided in, and they sealed off all Chen Xi and Bei Ling’s paths of retreat.
The yaksha in the lead called Mo Fu crossed his arms before him while staring proudly at Chen Xi and Bei Ling, and he asked with a cold voice. “You’re that human from the Mortal Dimension?”
“Big Brother, why waste your breath? Who cares if he’s that human from the Mortal Dimension? Let’s kill him first!” The nearby second commander, Hua Ling, spoke with a murderous look. He seemed to be burning with eagerness, and his eyes were filled with raging killing intent.
“Big Brother, Second Brother, Third Brother Agu Luo hasn’t arrived yet. Should we wait for him?” The fourth commander of the yaksha, Ye Luozhen, hesitated before he asked in a low voice.
“That idiot? Why would we wait for him?” The first commander, Mo Fu, spoke with displeasure.
“Yeah, exactly. If that fellow Agu Luo arrives, then our credit would be reduced.” The second commander, Hua Ling, shook his head repeatedly as well.
As these yaksha commanders spoke, they seemed to have taken Bei Ling and Chen Xi to be things that were in their pockets, and they were extremely arrogant and overbearing.
Chen Xi’s expression remained unchanged towards all of this, and he didn’t pay the slightest bit of attention to it. His deep gaze penetrated through the dark expanse of yaksha guards and looked towards the distance.
There was an extremely terrifying aura there, and it was concealed and remained unmoving as it paid close attention to the situation here.
Chen Xi didn’t have to guess to know that this aura was probably the Yaksha King, Yan Tu!
A very strong opponent…
Chen Xi withdrew his gaze and seemed to be lost in thought. The aura of the Yaksha King was condensed like a mountain and deep like a sea, and it emanated a murderous and ghastly feeling. Obviously, the Yaksha King had experienced many battles and couldn’t be underestimated.
It was even to the extent that it could be said that the Yaksha King was the first peak sovereign he encountered since entering the Netherworld that caused him to feel a trace of pressure!
Of course, it was merely pressure to him.
Chen Xi was even slightly unable to wait for this battle because the higher his cultivation was and the strong his combat strength was, he found it to be almost impossible to find an opponent that could fight him. They were either too weak like those elders of the Cui Clan, or too strong like the Nether Spring Grand Emperor Qi Shanhe and the Cui Clan’s Ancestor Cui Zhenkong.
So an opponent like the Yaksha King that possessed a similar cultivation as him and was capable of causing him to feel a trace of pressure was extremely difficult to encounter.
This was what one would become lonely upon reaching the top meant.
Strictly speaking, Chen Xi had already taken the ‘Extreme’ path in the Earthly Immortal Realm, and he stood proudly at the peak of the might allowed in the Mortal Dimension, so it was difficult for him to find an opponent amongst those of the same cultivation.
As for existences at the Heavenly Immortal Realm and Mysterious Immortal Realm, they’d already exceeded the scope of his cultivation realm and become existences at another level, so they couldn’t be compared to him.
“Damnable human! You actually dare to disregard us!? All of you kill this kid!” The second commander, Hua Ling’s, disposition was the explosive type, and when he saw Chen Xi had actually disregarded them, he immediately stamped his feet with rage before roaring towards the sky.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
In the next instant, a hundred yaksha guards moved out in unison from behind Hua Ling, and they flapped their wings like a group of devils that had emerged from hell as they let out strange laughter and whistled through the sky while charging towards Chen Xi.
The yaksha’s method of attack was extremely simple and even crude, and it was a forward charge! They were extremely valiant like cavalry that stomped through the mountains and rivers, and they attacked like dashing lightning that swept the surroundings and carried an unstopped and terrifying imposing aura.
But Chen Xi had moved as soon as they made a move.
The Talisman Armament in his hand was coiled with a myriad of strands of divine brilliance, and it seemed like a brilliant scorching sun that shot into the sky, and it slashed over with a murderous, merciless, and annihilating might.
This sword strike contained surging killing intent!
This sword strike seemed as if it divided Yin and Yang!
This sword strike seemed as if it could divide black and white, good and evil, clear and muddy from the heavens and the earth, causing everything in the world to return to order.
This sword strike was one of the Seven Moves of Judgment — Laws Exist In Everything!
The sword strike descended, and the heavens and the earth seemed to have returned to silence and fell into a motionless state. Only the sharp light that seemed to be tearing apart the chaos in the world flashed through the sky.
Time seemed to have been stopped at this moment, and everyone could clearly see that a wisp of a savage smile of certain victory still remained on the faces of the three yaksha commanders, Mo Fu, Hua Ling, and Ye Luozhen.
The bloodthirsty expressions in the scarlet red eyes of the hundred yaksha guards that were charging over and the wisp of worry and killing intent that suffused Bei Ling’s pair of clear eyes could be seen clearly.
But all of this transformed into shock and blankness in the next moment., and there was even a wisp of indescribable terror.
The entire body of the yaksha that was the first to charge forward trembled, and then his entire body transformed into pieces of flesh that rumbled as they fell towards the Sea of Misery. It was as if his entire body was severed into pieces at the same time by a few thousands of sharp blades, and the scene was cruel and terrifying. Moreover, the savage smile on his face still hadn’t faded even at the moment of his death.
This scene broke the deathly silent atmosphere as well.
Subsequently, muffled sounds of shattering sounded out repeatedly without end, and it was like the corpses on thousands of tables in a slaughterhouse had been minced in unison.
After that, patch after patch of scarlet red rains of blood trickled down from midair and dyed the sea red!
Merely a single sword strike caused an entire hundred yaksha guards to transform into rains of blood that fell down in the heavens and the earth.
This scene couldn’t be described with words. After all, it was a hundred Earthly Immortal Realm experts, yet they hadn’t even charged over before they were crushed to death like a group of ants by a single sword strike!
This terrifying and horrifying scene was like the scene in a purgatory of blood, and it shocked everyone that witnessed it.
Accompanying this was boundless terror that stretched out like a tide into the hearts of every single yaksha, and it was like a venomous snake that swallowed and dissolved their wills to fight.
Their expressions turned pale while their pupils constricted, and their entire bodies shivered. They seemed like ants that had fallen into a bottomless abyss, and their souls almost left their bodies!
Even Mo Fu, Hua Ling, and Ye Luozhen couldn’t help but tremble while their expressions were heavy to the extreme and revealed boundless terror.
Who could have imagined that this expert from the Mortal Dimension that stood before them would actually possess such a terrifying combat strength?
It was exactly because they never expected it that they would be shocked to the limit and fearful to the extreme.
This sword strike had done just as Chen Xi had expected — It struck terror in the hearts of all!
At the same time, this was the full forced sword strike that he was capable of executing with his current cultivation, and it was for the sake of destroying this situation of being encircled and slaughtering open a path that overwhelmed his enemies with terror!
Of course, no one noticed that after he executed this sword strike, Chen Xi’s countenance turned pale for an instant before recovering right away.