Chapter 1281: Killing Intent
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The next instant, the fist and the palm clashed, and the immense destructive power carried by each of them instantly caused the space around them to collapse. It almost felt as if a black hole had been formed, as all of the lights in the surrounding area were swallowed up immediately.
Lion King Gu displayed a scary smile.
As a low and sharp noise echoed out, a stunned expression could be seen on Lion King Gu’s face. This was because he clearly felt an enormous power that was so overbearing break out from Mu Chen’s fist. In fact, that power far surpassed even an Upper Earthly Sovereign’s!
That is definitely not the power that an Upper Earthly Sovereign should have…
The destructive shock wave broke out and spread across a thousand miles. Hills and peaks were directly razed to the ground. Cracks even started to appear in the space.
The earth filled the sky like a rising wave. Mu Chen’s body was suddenly hit by a shock, sending him flying backwards. His feet took several hundreds of steps backwards, with each footprint creating a bottomless abyss.
Lion King Gu was sent flying backward more than twenty steps as well. Although he may have seemed to have an advantage at this time, his expression remained quite gloomy.
He stared at Mu Chen with a slightly horrified glare, as he never thought that Mu Chen would be able to block or withstand his attack in the previous duel. He even managed to take a direct hit from a Complete Earthly Sovereign, all with the mere strength of an Upper Earthly Sovereign!
Lion King Gu was lost in a state of disbelief for a short period. The palm strike that he had served could even incapacitate a careless Half Complete Earth Sovereign like Long Xiang, so it should have obliterated an Upper Earthly Sovereign like Mu Chen! Yet, no sign of injuries could be seen on Mu Chen, who was currently alive and well after taking his attack.
While Lion King Gu had yet to recover from his shock, Mu Chen, on the other hand, was rubbing his fists with a surprised look on his face. The Complete Earthly Sovereign was indeed strong and unmatched!
The punch that he served may have seemed ordinary, but it was actually infused with not just the spirit of the real dragon and the real phoenix, but also had the boosted spiritual energy that was converted from the Pagoda within it! Thus, it would be safe to say that not even Long Xiang withstand up such a punch.
Yet, this punch was slightly underwhelming when going up against Lion King Gu. All of this merely showed the superior strength of a Complete Earthly Sovereign.
Despite his being faced with an opponent at such a high level, Mu Chen showed no signs of fear. Instead, his gaze was filled with a burning heat that only grew stronger by the minute.
Mu Chen knew that the road to becoming a hero was indeed a path where one must constantly challenge himself by taking on a much stronger opponent. Moreover, Lion King Gu would be the first Complete Earthly Sovereign that he would ever have a duel with.
Mu Chen turned his head and waved lightly at Luo Li and Long Xiang, signaling them to join forces to stop the other Complete Earthly Sovereign. Both Luo Li and Long Xiang nodded and swiftly rose straight into the sky, locking their eyes on Evil Fish Liang.
“Hehe, you dare provoke me with just a lineup of a Half-step Complete Earthly Sovereign and a Lower Earthly Sovereign? You really must be tired of living,” Evil Fish Liang said with a smug smile.
As Evil Fish Liang laughed, his figure flew straight into the sky, then headed straight towards Luo Li and Long Xiang.
“Hmph, he’s just an Upper Earthly Sovereign, so killing him will be a piece of cake to me.” Lion King Gu replied with a gloomy humph, as he could not accept such embarrassment.
His sullen gaze remained on Mu Chen like a poisonous snake as he spoke. A vast amount of spiritual energy rippled out of his body, as if he had transformed into a boundless mini universe. Everyone could feel that Lion King Gu had finally paid attention to the scenario and was now prepared to fight with his full might.
Feeling the tremendous pressure that was emanating from Lion King Gu, Mu Chen’s gaze was sharp. In the next moment, he took a deep breath and formed a seal with lightning-fast speed.
An endless aura erupted Mu Chen’s back, and the purple gold light converged and condensed, forming a giant Sovereign Celestial Appearance, the Immortal Golden Body!
As Mu Chen reached the level of Upper Earthly Sovereign, the Immortal Golden Body grew by ten thousand feet. Yet, it was considered a dwarf compared to the other Sovereign Celestial Bodies, which could reach up to a million feet and above!
It was strange that Lion King Gu did not shower the smaller scale Immortal Golden Body with sarcasm. Instead, his expression had gradually become serious. This was because he noticed a sense of danger emerging from that Purple Golden Celestial Appearance the moment it appeared.
“What Sovereign Celestial Body is that?” Lion King Gu wrinkled his eyebrows.
The Immortal Golden Body was so rare, not even he could verify its identity. One thing that he was sure of was that the ranking of this Immortal Golden Body must be in the top 20 on the list of Sovereign Celestial Bodies. Not even Lion King Gu could ever possess a Sovereign Celestial Body at such a level!
“Hmph, regardless of the strength of your Sovereign Celestial Body, your level must be lacking, which limits the output of power of your Sovereign Celestial Body!” He shouted, then took a fierce step forward.
As he stepped forward, an earth-shattering lion roar could be heard everywhere. The spiritual lights began to converge toward his back, and moments later, a million feet high, a giant Sovereign Appearance condensed and took form.
The Sovereign Celestial Body was covered in silvery light and looked extremely bold. More surprisingly, the head of this Sovereign Appearance was a ferocious lion! A fierce aura emerged from the Sovereign Appearance, causing the sky and earth to become ghostly cold.
Mu Chen stared at the Sovereign Appearance and whispered, “Isn’t that the Sky Lion Sovereign Body, which ranked 41st in the list of 99 Sovereign Celestial Bodies?”
This Sovereign body that was owned by Lion King Gu was indeed extraordinary! As soon as the Sky Lion Appearance appeared, Lion King Gu’s expression became solemn. In fact, the dangerous atmosphere that emanated from him was almost reaching its peak at this very moment.
“Mu Chen, you should be proud of your achievement, forcing me to unleash my Sovereign Appearance to a mere Upper Earthly Sovereign.” Lion King Gu appeared on the shoulders of the Sky Lion Appearance. He was overlooking Mu Chen, while his flat tone resonated throughout the sky.
Lion King Gu had never unleashed his Sovereign Appearance in the past, unless he was going up against a Complete Sovereign class hero of his equal class. Yet, he had just unleashed his Sovereign Appearance without giving it a second thought after only a few clashes with Mu Chen. This clearly indicated that Mu Chen had made him feel extremely anxious.
Mu Chen, on the other hand, had totally ignored his words. He stomped and quickly formed a seal with his hands. A mysterious majestic purple golden light rune then emerged on the surface of the Immortal Golden Body. This was the Immortal God Rune!
Each Immortal God Rune looked like a giant purple golden dragon. One by one, they flew out from the golden body and hovered around Mu Chen. There were already 50 of them formed after just a few breaths!
Looking back at the final match between Mu Chen and Ling Zhanzi in the past, only 23 of these Immortal God Runes had been formed, despite his using all of his efforts. Now that Mu Chen’s strength had reached the level of Upper Earthly Sovereign, the number of Immortal God Runes that he could produce had almost doubled!
The 50 Immortal God Runes hovered around Mu Chen, emanating waves of horrifying ripples, all of which began to somewhat overload the space. It was obvious that Mu Chen had every intention of going all out when he went up against a Complete Earthly Sovereign!
“Go!” As Mu Chen waved his hand, all 50 of those Immortal God Runes turned into unimaginably sharp purple golden needles, which then blasted out towards Lion King Gu at an extremely incredible speed.
Staring at the incoming Immortal God Needles with a serious look, Lion King Gu humphed and stomped on the Sky Lion Appearance that was beneath his feet. The latter immediately opened its gigantic mouth and roared.
“Roar of the Sky Lion!” Along with this roar of the ancient sky lion, a violent shockwave blasted out and swept across the region.
It was carrying a devastating power. In fact, the sonic attack was so extremely overbearing, it could bypass many kinds of defenses. For instance, corpses would be strewn everywhere after such a roar, if what stood in front of Lion King Gu were a group of Lower Earthly Sovereigns!
Those incoming waves of Immortal God Needles were blocked and forced back by the overbearing shockwave. However, the needles did not get torn to pieces, thanks to their unique characteristics. The overbearing lion roar then swept around and aimed itself towards Mu Chen.
“That’s a Complete Earthly Sovereign for you…” Mu Chen sighed and said.
It was evident that Lion King Gu was good at issuing forth shockwaves. It was very hard to fend off this type of attack, and if the sound wave managed to intrude into one’s brain, it would cause the spiritual energy within one’s body to resonate. If this happened to Mu Chen, it would certainly mark the end of his battle!
However, even though such a sound wave attack may have seemed difficult to counter, it hardly caused any significant effects of restraint in Mu Chen’s point of view. This was because the ever-changing characteristics of the Immortal God Runes protected Mu Chen from any kind of strange offensive attack or restraints.
At the moment, Mu Chen rapidly formed a seal with his hand. In the next instant, a purple golden light blasted out from those Immortal God Needles that were forced back earlier.
“Immortal God Needles, Ever-changing, Immortal Golden Bell!”
A gigantic Purple Golden Bell was seen emerging from the Purple Golden light. As the bell swung, an ancient, loud bell’s ringing was heard. Numerous Purple Golden sound waves could be seen radiating forward and clashing with the sound wave of the lion’s roar.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Layers upon layers of space were clashing and collapsing in mid-air where the two sound waves met. Seeing his sound wave being dissolved, Lion King Gu’s expression became more and more gloomy.
It was clear that he did not expect for those purple golden light runes to be that special. Their ability to ever-change in form, as well as each of its forms being so well-adopted, made it seem as if it was a well-rounded super power art! This was indeed the first time he had ever seen such unique skills!
Lion King Gu’s complexion was getting more and more sullen, and his eyes were filled with killing intent. The better Mu Chen was performing, the more he decided that Mu Chen must be eliminated! After all, Mu Chen’s mother still held a significantly high status in the clan and also had a number of supporters, even if they had gone into hiding.
If one day, Mu Chen was to return to the Budur Ancient Clan, he would definitely be a strong contender for the next patriarch. This was the exact thing that Lion King Gu could not allow!
“This kid must be eliminated right here and now! Even if he mustn’t be killed, his Holy Pagoda must at least be destroyed!” Lion King Gu’s intent to kill Mu Chen had reached its peak!