Chapter 1614: A Desperate Fight
Divine General Sanguine Ax looked coldly into Human Emperor’s domain where Yi Yun was. He could tell that Yi Yun had rushed in there to fulfill his ambition!
“Do you think you can obtain the Heavenly Dao fragment? What a joke.”
Sanguine Ax had no idea why Yi Yun had a death wish. Ignoring the fact that the Godly Monarchs were powerless in the face of this trial, even if Yi Yun managed to pass it and obtain the Heavenly Dao fragment, so what? How was he to escape from the Godly Monarchs?
“Kill him when he comes out.”
Sanguine Ax announced Yi Yun’s fate in a simple manner.
Golden Winged Celestial Peng and Ghost Ming revealed gruesome smiles. They couldn’t ask for more.
“Yi Yun, I won’t be able to help you under the present circumstances. I hope you know what you are doing…” said Divineheart via voice transmission.
At that moment, Yi Yun was truly in a perilous situation where everyone was waiting for him to be thrown out.
Yi Yun did not reply Divineheart. He was only looking at Human Emperor’s figure in front of him.
He naturally knew the risk that came with his decision, but rather than entering the array formation, he preferred entering the domain to engage in a desperate fight with Human Emperor. He did not want to leave his fate in Divine General Sanguine Ax’s hands.
He would not have agreed to it even if the condition of not harming his talent was given, much less in the present situation.
“Senior Human Emperor…” Despite being a psyche mark, Yi Yun felt like he was crossing space-time to face Human Emperor when he saw the projection up close.
At that moment, the feeling of his energies been drained came. Yi Yun’s energies dropped rapidly as half of what he had was absorbed by the projection.
Finally, Yi Yun was left with half his strength. As for the projection, it also possessed half of Yi Yun’s strength.
In every trial, Human Emperor’s projection would share the energy equally with his opponent.
After the various Godly Monarchs had their energies evenly split, they faced Human Emperor at the half-step Godly Monarch realm. Among them, Golden Winged Celestial Peng was the strongest contender.
And now, the projection Yi Yun was facing only had half his energy. It was much weaker.
The level of weakness was quite considerable, which was why Yi Yun dared to charge into Human Emperor’s domain.
At the end of the day, Human Emperor was testing one’s talent.
Yi Yun knew very well that even the weakened projection was still extremely terrifying!
At that moment, the projection attacked!
Only people who truly faced the projection would realize the projection’s terrifying understanding of the Martial Dao and nomological mastery.
The projection was merely a psyche mark, but he seemed to possess a corporeal form with staggering lifeblood. Stars faintly appeared behind him.
The nine stars sparkled brightly while massive stellar forces corresponded to different critical spots on the projection before surging into it, increasing his lifeblood!
“It’s Senior Lin’s Nine Stars of the Dao Palace! It’s an ancient body-temping mystic art he obtained early in his life. He tempered his body and produced a divine body that could compare with powerful Fey!” exclaimed Bai Yueyin.
Yi Yun’s eyes shimmered… Nine Stars of the Dao Palace. Senior Human Emperor was like him, cultivating in both body and essence. However, the present projection ultimately did not have a true body. As for him, he had the Dragon Emperor Technique… If he did not even have the courage to do battle, how could he talk about defying the heavens?
At that moment, the projection swiped his spear.
Tremendous killing auras instantly enveloped Yi Yun!
If his willpower was weak, his strength would have been greatly discounted by the influence of the killing aura. It could even rob him of his determination to resist.
A loud dragon’s roar sounded from Yi Yun’s body suddenly.
A True Dragon phantom swirled up from behind Yi Yun. It coiled in midair with a threatening side glance and was opposite the nine stars.
Yi Yun roared out as he summoned the Ascending Dragon Cauldron. With it in hand, his lifeblood churned violently like the sea. It slammed into the incoming spear of the projection in a simple and direct manner!
In mid-air, the nine stars collided with the True Dragon phantom!
The sound of the world crumbling boomed as the projection’s spear rapidly jabbed at the Ascending Dragon Cauldron. The tremors left Yi Yun’s palm numb as his lifeblood churned.
Having failed to score a hit, the projection’s spear became even more tumultuous, like a raging tidal wave. Wave after wave inundated Yi Yun as he held the Ascending Dragon Cauldron in front of him while the dragon roar in him rumbled like thunder.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
In a short instant, the projection had clashed with Yi Yun more than a hundred times. And beneath their feet were dense spiderweb-like cracks.
However, these cracks vanished completely once the array formation produced a surge.
Suddenly, the tip of the projection’s spear emitted a lightning beam as fiery snakes swirled around it. The power of Fire and Lightning undulated as the projection’s lifeblood seemed to increase exponentially!
Amid the Fire and Lightning, all sound in the world seemed as though it was muffled by an all-encompassing force.
The corners of Yi Yun’s eyes twitched as he sensed danger!
“That’s the Heretical God Force!” Bai Yueyin hurriedly introduced, “That’s the source of your Heretical God Fire Seed!”
After all these years, being able to see Human Emperor’s moves again—even if it was just a psyche mark—overwhelmed Bai Yueyin with feelings.
The spear thrust forward accompanied by lightning and thunder. Like a flash of lightning, the spear tip was already pointed in between Yi Yun’s brows.
Yi Yun’s pupils constricted as he retreated rapidly while a flame washed over his body.
Heretical God Fire!
He defended against the phantom’s Fire-Lightning attack with the Heretical God Fire!
Chi! Chi! Chi!
The spear stabbed into the Heretical God Fire and produced an explosive boom!
The violent flames instantly swept through the ground. It was like the entire domain was blanketed by lightning and flames.
Yi Yun stood behind the Ascending Dragon Cauldron. His heart quivered for he was wowed by the immense power!
This power indeed shared the same origins as his Heretical God Fire.
After fending off the Fire Lightning blow, Human Emperor’s spear continued tearing through the Heretical God Fire and in a flash, appeared before Yi Yun. The spear tip shattered the void at a confounding speed.
Yi Yun’s Heretical God Fire only contained the fire aspect and not the lightning aspect; therefore, it was unable to withstand the blow. He quickly flicked his fingers and shot out twelve beams with the Shura Finger.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
In a split second, Human Emperor’s projection suddenly appeared in front of Yi Yun, having already nullified all of the Shura Fingers. The tip of his spear rapidly thrust forward in the form of a sharp white beam and inundated Yi Yun.
Yi Yun rapidly retreated as he spat out a mouthful of blood. He felt that all his lifeblood had nearly dissipated from the strike!
The Godly Monarchs had only managed to withstand a few strikes. Compared to them, Yi Yun was doing very well, but Yi Yun was in a different, more perilous situation. Retreating from the domain meant death.
“Yi Yun, Senior Lin’s trial is also an opportunity. How many people will ever get the opportunity to trade blows with him?” said Bai Yueyin suddenly.
A glint flashed in Yi Yun’s eyes. Bai Yueyin was right. Human Emperor was peerless in body and essence. His achievements in the Martial Dao could be said to be unparalleled, a rare enemy since time immemorial. To exchange blows with such a figure was truly an opportunity to be treasured.
He roared and, without dodging, he faced the projection’s spear beam head on.
The spear beam’s aftershocks washed over Yi Yun, bathing him in blood, but Yi Yun entrenched himself with every step he took. At that moment, a divine tree phantom appeared behind Yi Yun. Countless branches swayed as immense vitality was injected into him, stabilizing his figure.
With Mirage Snow in hand, Yi Yun slashed out. The spear beam which had already weakened with extended use finally shattered as a result of Yi Yun’s slash. The Fire Lightning powers that lingered around the spear beam also gradually dissipated.
Although Yi Yun suffered injuries from the blow, he ultimately withstood it.
The clash took its toll on Yi Yun, but he knew that using Chaos Crystals to replenish his energies was pointless. It would only allow the projection to recover his strength. He had to use a limited amount of energy to drain Human Emperor of his energy.
Human Emperor was extremely powerful, but Yi Yun was not disheartened. According to Bai Yueyin’s judgment, Human Emperor had already cultivated for millions of years before he came to the Chaos Heavens.
As for Yi Yun, he had not cultivated for long!
He had time, as well as endless possibilities ahead of him.
A burning glint flashed in Yi Yun’s eyes. He did not have any thoughts about snatching victory in the trial. It was thrilling to be able to battle the strongest expert in all of humanity across so many years.
At that moment, Human Emperor’s projection rose his arms and in front of him, a bright red wheel appeared. Carved on the wheel were various devils and shura phantoms. These carvings made one completely experience decimation amid the smell of blood!
Yi Yun’s heart jolted. This is… the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence!
The so-called 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence was actually the representation of the Dao Originator Celestial Thearch’s Asura Heavenly Dao.
Asura was about decimation and destruction!
The pain, evil, sin, and Heavenly Punishment that happened during the 10000 incarnations of Samsara at the hands of the 10000 devils and demons were all carved on the wheel’s Dao patterns. It condensed into limitless demonlike powers. It was a set of moves that allowed for both offense and defense!
Yi Yun also had the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence. He believed that the Wheel of Existence had been inherited from Human Emperor, but he never expected to see Human Emperor use the move with his own eyes.
However, at this moment, the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence was not cast at Human Emperor’s peak. Even so, it still effused an astounding aura!
Meanwhile, the array had already been set up on the square. The Godly Monarchs had entered the array core while the disciples had consumed the pill that stimulated their potentials. They sat at different critical nodes of the array.
“This Yi Yun sure has managed to last pretty long,” thought Divineheart.
Ghost Ming seemed to notice Divineheart’s expression as he sneered. “So what? The longer he lasts, the better. He’s helping us fritter away some of the nomological powers.”
Divineheart snorted coldly without a word. Now that Yi Yun was condemned by everyone, he could not speak up for him.
At this moment in Human Emperor’s domain, the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence was already crushing down at Yi Yun!
Yi Yun stared intently at the black wheel. He originally planned on using his strongest strike to clash with it head-on, but at that moment, he suddenly realized that the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence was not just a move that struck the final blow. Instead…
Could it be that…
Yi Yun suddenly put away Mirage Snow and instead, used his hands to grab the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence.
Upon seeing this scene, Divineheart was alarmed.
The other Godly Monarchs were shocked as well. This Yi Yun was actually taking on the blow with his bare hands?
“Does he not want his hands?”
“He has a death wish.”
Everyone waited for Yi Yun to be expelled. After this blow, Yi Yun would be crippled if not dead. They would not even need to exert much strength to kill him.
At that moment, Yi Yun had grabbed the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence.
The terrifying destructive force sapped away the flesh and blood on Yi Yun’s palms. In an instant, his hands nearly turned into bone.
But it was at this moment that Yi Yun released all his energies. In his dantian, the nine-leaf Dao fruit which symbolized Destruction and Primordial Chaos appeared. The destructive forces in him kept blending with Human Emperor’s 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence.
By using the same cultivation technique and same destructive force, it made the two forces resonate.
Laws trembled as a surge after another was emitted like a tidal wave or a sound wave through the world!
After that was a scene that widened the eyes of everyone. Yi Yun had grabbed the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence and pressed it straight to his dantian!
The dantians of human warriors were like their core as well as a vital spot. It was akin to the Soul race’s soul sea or the Fey’s heart. But now, Yi Yun had pulled the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence into his dantian. Was he mad?
However, the result was not what they imagined. Yi Yun did not end up crippled; instead, the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence shrank slowly in Yi Yun’s dantian.
It vanished a few seconds later, transforming into pure destructive forces. A mystical nomological fragment also fused into Yi Yun’s dantian and injected into every part of his body.
This was power that belonged to Human Emperor! The true powers of the Origins!
But now, Yi Yun had injected it into his body!
While facing Human Emperor’s Asura Heavenly Dao, Yi Yun realized that instead of labeling Human Emperor’s attacks a trial, it was more like guidance. When his destructive forces resonated with Human Emperor, he felt that he could receive the energy; therefore, he firmly gave up resisting and used his body to absorb it. This required immense spirit and courage.
Of course, the most important point was that Yi Yun had once received Human Emperor’s heritage.
However, when this scene landed in the eyes of the other Godly Monarchs, they felt a baffling sense of horror. They looked in disbelief at Yi Yun’s dantian. Human Emperor’s terrifying blow had been absorbed by Yi Yun!?
How did that happen!?
“How is it possible…”
Divine General Sanguine Ax muttered to himself. Although he was not in Human Emperor’s domain, he could acutely sense the might of Human Emperor’s blow. He knew that if he were in Yi Yun’s shoes, he too would likely be defeated!
However, not only was Yi Yun unharmed, but he seemed to receive immense benefits. How did he do it?
After this blow, Human Emperor did not attack again.
All he did was look at Yi Yun, his face a blur.
Despite it being a psyche mark, Yi Yun sensed from him a belief of absolute confidence. And then his potent nomological aura slowly leaked from his body.
Human Emperor’s projection stood there as though he was slowly blending into the surroundings. He was both the Heaven and the Earth. Everything in existence seemed to bend according to his will.
This was Yi Yun’s first time seeing someone with such a bearing. He was like a manifestation of nature itself, ruling over the laws. Yi Yun could even sense a sliver of the Grand Primordium from Human Emperor’s projection!
The projection stood silently in his spot as though he was paying attention to the world he was in. Suddenly, he raised his hand and began moving them slowly.
Yi Yun’s heart stirred. Was the projection… writing?
As the projection finished one stroke after another, the entire world seemed to quake, as though it was resonating with each stroke.
An aura of the Great Dao immediately emanated over.