Chapter291 - Collision of the Celestial Territories
After he had launched that attack, the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor’s face had turned pale; even the black ﬂames that were raging around his body, an amalgamation of the Destruction Attribute and Fire Attribute, became a lot dimmer instantly. This attack was the most powerful attack launched by condensing his own Heavenly Core Nucleus, with the Fire Attribute burning Life ﬂames.
Wu Yunyue snorted coldly. He swung the Sword of the Demonic Emperor in the air; the crystal clear sword ﬂew right out of his hand, transforming into a crystal-like ray of light, charging ruthlessly towards the black crescent-shaped Destruction blade light.
This time, their collision did not create any loud exploding sound. When the gray and black light collided in the sky, it was akin to butter coming into contact with a hot knife, creating an odd ear-piercing sizzling sound. Be it the black or the gray light - both visibly melted quickly. Ultimately, both of them counteracted each other at the same time in the air.
It was apparent who the victor and the loser were. Even though the Demonic Emperor had lost his Consolidating Weapon, and at least within a short period of time he would be unable to use the Sword of the Demonic Emperor, the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor had drained a lot more energy in comparison - he had consumed his own core essence energy. One must not underestimate that attack - if it had landed on a mountain that was less than a thousand meters tall, it would have instantly cut it into halves.
“We concede defeat.” Fen Tian shouted as soon as both parties had collided.
However, would Wu Yunyue stop right there? Of course not.
While he tossed out the Sword of the Demonic Emperor, Wu Yunyue began to make his move. The Blue Rain Hibiscus Mutabilis stealthily appeared behind the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor. It was impossible for it to restrict his movements, but the Blue Rain Hibiscus Mutabilis wound around from behind, causing the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor’s body to become slightly rigid. That was good enough for the Demonic Emperor. A ray of blue light wound around his legs from below; Wu Yunyue felt his body was being dragged hard, causing him to sink downwards abruptly. The moment he had sunk ﬁve meters below, he was being dragged upwards once more by a blue thread in the opposite direction. His entire being formed a polygonal line with distinct corners.
As the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor’s body was becoming rigid, Wu Yunyue had already arrived before his eyes.
Naturally, the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor was not going to sit idly, waiting for death to come. However, he was not able to dodge. At the crucial moment, the only thing he could do was to defend himself as much as possible. He thrusted both ﬁsts at the same time - erupting what was left of the Destruction Attribute without holding back at all, in a bid to resist against Wu Yunyue.
At this moment, Wu Yunyue had already revealed his formidable Demonic Emperor self. Without dodging at all, and without using any skill or technique, he similarly thrusted both ﬁsts. The four ﬁsts collided, as a dull thud was heard, the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor groaned, before his body ﬂew out. At the same time, both arms were twisted backwards, they had already been fractured.
At this moment, a blue thread that came from the Blue Rain Hibiscus Mutabilis had quietly appeared. Both ends of the thread tied themselves to Wu Yunyue and the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor’s waists respectively.
As the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor got ﬂung away, the blue thread had dragged Wu Yunyue along with him. The Demonic Emperor took the opportunity to thrust his palm on the chest of his opponent as hard as he could.
An ear-piercing exploding sound erupted in the air. The Legendary Set on the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor’s body broke into pieces, scattering all over. The last layer of protection on his body had subsequently vanished.
“Stop right there.” Fen Tian’s admission of defeat had rang out quite some time, but the Demonic Emperor Wu Yunyue continued to launch attacks on his opponent, as though he did not hear his voice. It was impossible for him not to be mad - his ﬁgure ﬂashed and leapt into the sky. Terrifying Destruction will, akin to violent waves, swept towards Wu Yunyue in the sky.
“Hell Lord, I don’t think that’s something you should do, right? Zhou Weiqing’s sluggish voice was heard. Immediately after, a layer of black curtain of light that was mixed with bright white light unfolded in the sky, obstructing Fen Tian’s Destruction will.
The black light curtain was similar to a huge cloth. In the moment it unfolded, countless bright starlight started scattering down from the middle of it, obstructing Fen Tian’s Destruction will entirely.
When Fen Tian’s Destruction will exploded, his entire being had already soared up into the sky. Even though his will was being obstructed, it did not stop him from ﬂying in the sky. And as Zhou Weiqing released his Astral Celestial Territory, he had also relied on Spatial Law to arrive there.
The Blood Red Hell versus the Peerless Sect; Fen Tian versus Zhou Weiqing. They were exchanging blows, without holding back at all, in the sky. Fen Tian’s Destruction Energy was different from all the other powerhouses that Zhou Weiqing had encountered, who also possessed the Destruction Attribute. If those powerhouses released the Destruction Attribute in one-faceted forms, then the Destruction Attribute released by Fen Tian could be described as countless swift knife edges. Not only was every ounce of Destruction Energy ﬁlled with Destruction aura, at the same time, it was ﬁlled with extreme destructive power, to the extent that ripples appeared within Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Celestial Territory due to its impact.
Fen Tian’s right arm instantly swelled up the moment he rose to the sky. When he was approaching Zhou Weiqing, his arm had already become nearly doubled. His solid ﬁst had completely turned into a dark shade of red. Also, the inner energy within the ﬂickering ruby luster gave people a frightful feeling, as though it was going to tear the starry skies open.
Zhou Weiqing attacked Fen Tian with his leg instead of his arm - his right leg, to be speciﬁc.
He lifted his right leg up high, like a whip, he ferociously struck Fen Tian, smashing onto his enormous ﬁst.
Bang —— The violent exploding sound that was like a bolt from the blue caused everyone on Heavenly Snow Mountain to temporarily lose their hearing. The snow that was collected near the peak of Heavenly Snow Mountain were thrown around by the violent rumbling sound before smashing hard onto the ground, causing a large amount of avalanches to roll down from all directions.
The tyrannical collision caused everyone on the scene to be shocked. Fen Tian descended to the ground and had also withdrew all the Destruction will. When both his feet landed on the ﬂoor, his right arm had gone back to its original size, except that the part of his clothing that covered his right arm could not be restored. Everyone could clearly see that Fen Tian’s veins that were bulging on his arms were actually black in color, as though his blood was black.
The most powerful people, in terms of cultivation base, could clearly see that in the moment when Fen Tian’s two feet had landed to the ground, both his feet had completely submerged into the ground. That was also to say that in the process of of falling from the sky, he did not manage to counter the power from Zhou Weiqing’s leg. However, this happened within a split second. Fen Tian quickly removed his feet from beneath the ground - as though the ground was being pulled up. Based on his cultivation base, transforming the ground below his feet was an entirely easy feat. Zhou Weiqing, who was in mid-air, rose upwards to about a hundred meters or so. Nonetheless he still looked calm and composed - he was beaming with glee.
Were they evenly matched?
Upon seeing what happened earlier, several spectators swallowed their saliva hard. Earlier when Zhou Weiqing just arrived and announced that the Peerless Sect was going to be a Saint Land, several people had underestimated them and waited to humiliate them. Even after the other Great Saint Lands had temporarily acknowledged the Peerless Sect as a Saint Land, several people, including Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun, felt that even though Zhou Weiqing was gifted with innate skills and that he was an outstanding powerhouses of the young generation, when it came to the Peerless Sect, he was mainly relying on the power of both the Six Ultimately Heavenly Emperor Long Shiya and the Demonic Emperor Wu Yunyue.
However at this moment, everybody’s perspective had changed.
Without a doubt, the power of the attack that Fen Tian had erupted in the sky was on the same level as a Max Level Heavenly Emperor’s attacks. Furthermore, his attack one with the Destruction Attribute as its foundation.
However, Zhou Weiqing had managed to block his attack that easily, and had proven that he was evenly matched with Fen Tian. That was also to say that, in any case, Zhou Weiqing’s cultivation base had to be at least at the Max Level Heavenly Emperor Stage. In that earlier attack, both parties were not equipped with their Consolidated Equipment Set. In everyone else’s eyes, the Peerless Sect was practically a brand new concept to them.
Gu Yingbing looked dumbfounded at Zhou Weiqing - he was completely stunned. When he managed to ﬁnally raise his cultivation base to the Heavenly King Stage after putting it a lot of hard work, he was full of self-conﬁdence. Upon reaching the Heavenly King Stage, it was a huge leap in terms of his power and performance. This was something that every Heavenly Jewel Master was clear about. He wanted to challenge Zhou Weiqing once again for his honor and dignity.
However, at this moment, he had suddenly realized that apart from the fact that the difference between Zhou Weiqing and him did not become less even though his cultivation base had risen to the Heavenly King Stage, it had even became bigger - just like the huge difference between a Heavenly King and a Heavenly Zong Jewel Master, the difference between a Heavenly King and a Heavenly Emperor was extremely huge as well! He had never expected that the present Zhou Weiqing actually had the ability to challenge Fen Tian. Gu Yingbing knew that in this lifetime, it was impossible for him to contend against Zhou Weiqing, as he was not able to close the gap between them, even if it took forever.
Right after Fen Tian descended to the ground, two thuds were heard, followed by two corpses smashing onto the ground right before their eyes. The two corpses belonged to the same person - Wu Yunyue’s opponent, the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor.
Zhou Weiqing managed to obstruct Fen Tian at the right time, allowing Wu Yunyue on the other side to catch up with his opponent. The Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor, whose Consolidated Equipment Set had been smashed to smithereens by him, was akin to a young lady with both legs spread wide open - he no longer had the ability to defend himself. Wu Yunyue had waited for this day for too long. Each of his hand grabbed hold of each leg of the opponent, tearing him into halves in the sky.
Zhou Weiqing seemed to land at the same time as Wu Yunyue. Before he landed, he discreetly patted Wu Yunyue on the back. In the past couple of battles, Wu Yunyue had given his all, consuming large amounts of energy. Zhou Weiqing’s pure Nebula Saint Energy was his best supplement.
“Zhou. Wei. Qing.” Fen Tian said his name with pauses in between. Overbearing killing intent swept towards the Peerless Sect. Zhou Weiqing had an indignant look on his face and said, “Why are you calling my name? Fen Tian, are you that shameless? This is the Grand Tournament. As a leader of a Saint Land, you actually wanted to taint the impartiality of the tournament by taking action by force. To think you’re actually someone with an established name for such a long time.”
Fen Tian’s initial anger that ﬁlled his heart was about to erupt and could not be contained any longer. The Blood Red Hell powerhouses behind his back were also prepared to ﬁght with full force at any time. However, who knew that the moment Zhou Weiqing landed onto the ground, he actually blamed him instead.
“Don’t tell me you did not hear me saying I concede defeat?” shouted Fen Tian in anger.
Zhou Weiqing nodded and replied, “I heard it! However, my Deputy Sect Leader might not have heard it. The battle between the two Heavenly Emperors was very heated up and intense - both parties were attacking each other at full force. Do you think any of them would have noticed your yells from down below? If we were to let you go up to assist, who knows whether or not you’d attack our Deputy Sect Leader instead, out of revenge? So what’s wrong with me stopping you? Ultimately, it seems to me that the people of the Blood Red Hell are unskilled.”
After saying that, Zhou Weiqing looked around at the powerhouses of the other Great Saint Lands and said righteously, “Everyone, are the lives of the Blood Red Hell cultivators exceptionally precious? The Passion Valley had lost a life earlier too, but what did Valley Master Huang say? Nothing at all. So why makes the Blood Red Hell so special that their people are not allowed to die? Furthermore, in the previous Grand Tournaments, was there a single tournament where there were absolutely no deaths at all? Isn’t it a normal phenomenon? If they really do have what it takes, the Blood Red Hell should send out someone stronger. If he manages to kill off my Deputy Sect Leader in a fair combat, I, the Sect Leader, will deﬁnitely have nothing to say.”
Fen Tian had never wanted to kill someone that badly before
- be it before or after he possessed the Destructive Attribute. At this moment, he truly wanted to disregard everything and ignore everyone else, and attack Zhou Weiqing and the Peerless Sect. Even if he were to dismember Zhou Weiqing’s body into several pieces, it would not dispel the hatred he had towards him! This little fellow was absolutely too repulsive - he distorted the truth and insisted he was right. However, Fen Tian could not do that right now. He had not achieved his objectives - it was not the right time to launch a full-on offensive attack. Furthermore, both the people of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain were looking at him in an unfriendly manner.
“Alright, alright. Zhou Weiqing, Wu Yunyue, just you wait.” As he was yelling angrily, Fen Tian waved his hand violently, gesturing to his subordinates to retreat. He himself had also taken a few steps back to his original position. Naturally, some people from the Blood Red Hell went to pick up the bloodied corpse. At the same time, he nodded towards a short elder who had been standing continuously next to him. The elder slowly got up and walked out, joining the battle line without saying a single word, waiting for the Blood Red Hell’s next battle.
Wu Yunyue had already continuously won back-to-back battles, and had killed off two Heavenly Emperors in succession. All of a sudden, the Peerless Sect had secured the upper hand in the tournament.
However, in the next moment, Zhou Weiqing made a decision that nobody could understand.
“We concede defeat in the next battle. The Deputy Sect Leader has won several battles. He deserves huge credit. Please go back to rest.”
Even Wu Yunyue could not understand Zhou Weiqing’s rationale behind his decision. He sent a voice transmission to him and said, “Weiqing, I can still ﬁght. Let me kill one more Blood Red Hell bastard before you take me out.”
Zhou Weiqing shook his head and looked indifferently at him. An invisible commanding pressure ﬂashed across his eyes.
Wu Yunyue took a deep breath and looked unhappily at the Blood Red Hell before returning to the Peerless Sect.
Zhou Weiqing had his own plans - even though Wu Yunyue had recovered quite a lot of his energy earlier with his help, the current battles were the decisive ones. He did not want the Demonic Emperor to drain too much of his energy, Furthermore, he had other intentions.
Perhaps, Xue AoTian could not see Zhou Weiqing’s rationale behind it, but Shangguan Tianyang managed to ﬁgure certain things out. To put it simply, if one were to look at the sequence of the battles, he would be able to ﬁgure it out. In the next cycle, the order was the Passion Valley, the Blood Red Hell and the Peerless Sect. That was also to say, the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell would have to ﬁght ﬁrst, and the winner would be the one going up against the Peerless Sect. Hence, if the Blood Red Hell wanted to inﬂict any harm or death to the people of the Heavenly Snow Mountain or the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, it would be a lot harder. This little fellow was practically too cunning and intelligent.
The second person that Zhou Weiqing sent out had caused everyone to be taken aback. Long Shiya’s plump ﬁgured swayed as he slowly walked out and joined the battle line. Nobody had expected Zhou Weiqing to send the Six Ultimate Heavenly Emperor out after the Demonic Emperor. Without a doubt, in doing so, he had messed up the plans of all the other Great Saint Lands, especially that of the Blood Red Hell.
Zhou Weiqing returned to the Peerless Sect, remaining calm and collected. Shangguan Bing’er even gave him a chair to sit. Zhou Weiqing had arrogantly sat there, secretly laughing to himself: Didn’t all of you experience the great presence of my master earlier? Great, I will let you think that the Peerless Sect had exposed our hidden trump. I’d like to see how you will deal with us.
The tournament continued; Zhou Weiqing had gotten Wu Yunyue to forfeit the tournament, which is equivalent to the Peerless Sect losing that battle. Hence, the next battle was held between the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain’s second participants, the two Heavenly Kings.
Initially, the two powerhouses were sent forth as cannon fodders. However, little did they expect the current situation to occur. When the two Heavenly Kings exchanged glances, there was an intense spark in their eyes.
In this battle between the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain, even though their representatives were two Heavenly Kings, it was a rather intense battle. It seemed to be the longest battle ever since the tournament started. Ultimately, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s Heavenly King powerhouse defeated his opponent with the help of his Consolidated Equipment Set. However, he did suffer some minor injuries as well.
Shangguan Tianyang had immediately announced that he wanted to forfeit the next battle.
Two cycles had been completed thus far, since the tournament started. Apart from the Peerless Sect who had only one person who was disqualiﬁed, the other four Great Saint Lands had two people who were disqualiﬁed, and had to send in their third participant. The moment Shangguan Tianyang announced that he wanted his Heavenly King to forfeit the battle, Fen Tian’s pupils clearly contracted. Even though the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain had each gotten two of their participants disqualiﬁed, they were still at the back of the battle line. Moreover, they did not lose any of their members, unlike the Blood Red Hell that had already lost two Heavenly Emperors. Fen Tian had already started to sense something amiss, albeit just vaguely.
The third cycle began - it was the battle between the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell. They continued to send out a Heavenly Emperor each.
Without any suspense, it was clear who won the battle. The Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor managed to force his opponent to surrender within a very short period of time. It was a battle without any casualties. However, this Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor had to face the Six Ultimate Heavenly Emperor Long Shiya in the next battle.
The Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor, that had just won the previous match, fell to the ground. He slightly tilted his head towards Fen Tian, communicating with his gaze. Fen Tian nodded his head slightly, seemingly indicating something. If the battles were not based on power but body weight, Long Shiya would deﬁnitely be at the top amongst all ﬁve Great Saint Lands’ powerhouses.
His body seemed to have become rounder and rosy; his rosy face clearly showed how healthy the state of his body was. He placed both hands behind his back, taking his time.
The Blood Red Hell powerhouse snapped out of his thoughts and said in a deep voice, “Brother Long, after you.” As he spoke, took the lead and levitated.
Long Shiya smiled; his plump body swayed slightly and he had already arrived within the sky. A layer of faint six-colored light appeared around his body. As his body soared into the sky, albeit indistinctly, a series of shadows could be seen behind him at the same time.
“Huh?” Xue AoTian, who had been watching the battles in silence, couldn’t help but make a sound the moment he saw Long Shiya’s present appearance. Shock gradually ﬁlled his eyes.
Zhou Weiqing asked Wu Yunyue in a low voice, “Father-in- law, do you recognize the person that the Blood Red Hell sent out? From the looks of it, Fen Tian seems to view him highly.”
Wu Yunyue nodded his head slightly, “His name is Devil Shen, the Deputy Hell Lord. He is one rank below Fen Tian.”
Devil Shen? Hearing that name, Zhou Weiqing immediately thought of Shen Little Demon, who he had defeated more than once. From the name, he could tell that Shen Little Demon was connected to this Devil Shen individual before his eyes.
The Blood Red Hell’s Deputy Hell Lord? From the looks of it, Fen Tian cannot hold himself back any longer!
After Devil Shen ﬂew to an altitude of a thousand meters, he was not in a hurry to attack Long Shiya. Instead, he waited for Long Shiya to stop right before his eyes.
“Brother Long, it’s been a very long time since we met, right? Is everything well with you?” Even though Devil Shen was the Deputy Hell Lord of the Blood Red Hell, he was older than Fen Tian - he was one of the biggest elders within the Blood Red Hell. He was of the same generation as Long Shiya; he was only a couple of years younger than Long Shiya. Long Shiya smiled and said, “Everything’s good. I managed to take in a good disciple in my later years. I’ve always been in a good mood.”
Devil Shen replied, “If he was really a good disciple, he wouldn’t have dragged you into this mess. You don’t have a chance, just give up. It has been many years since you have been stuck at the Max Level Heavenly Emperor Stage, Brother Long. If you are willing to join the Blood Red Hell, perhaps I might have a way to help you break through the very last step.”
It had been several long years since Long Shiya established a name for himself. Most importantly, he had always been a free cultivator in the past, or else Devil Shen wouldn’t have made that offer. Even though the requirement that Devil Shen brought up was simple, but he was very clear that to a Max Level Heavenly Emperor who had been facing a bottleneck for several years, the ability to make a breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage was a huge temptation.
“You have a way to help me make a breakthrough?” Long Shiya asked in shock.
Devil Shen nodded his head and said, “I am at least 80% conﬁdent, Brother Long. I’m afraid you won’t have many more opportunities like these.” Long Shiya chuckled. His smile, coupled with his plump body, made him look rich and contented. He did not look like one of the world’s top powerhouses at all.
“Over the past few years, the Blood Red Hell people had been having a lot of fun. Perhaps it’s because of the Destructive Energy, right? The breakthrough method that you mentioned, is perhaps due to it as well?” Devil Shen did not try to avoid the topic at all. He said, “Regardless of what method entails, as long as it can help you make a breakthrough, it’s a good method. Brother Long, you have always been focused on your cultivation, don’t tell me that you don’t want to make a breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage, and see what it’s like when you get there?”
Long Shiya snorted, “You are just making empty promises - anybody can do that. Haven’t you also been trapped at the Max Level Heavenly Emperor Stage for several years too?”
Devil Shen laughed and nodded, “Indeed, I’m afraid it’s hard to win you over with mere empty promises, Brother Long. Let me prove it to you with the truth then.”
As he spoke, the aura on Devil Shen’s body became more powerful. An intense black light soared up to the sky from his body. In an instant, the entire sky darkened a lot - especially the vast area behind Devil Shen. An enormous purplish black shadow gradually appeared; it looked like an enormous skull with a huge mouth that was wide open, seemingly engulﬁng everything. Darkness, destruction, fear and countless other negative emotions erupted instantly. Even the other powerhouses on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain felt as though the huge mouth seemed like it was going to swallow the entire Heavenly Snow Mountain.
All the powerhouses who were present were at least of the Heavenly King Stage - they were able to manipulate the atmospheric energy for their personal use and hence, they were able to sense it the deepest compared to other people. They had clearly noticed that all kinds of attribute elements in the air had been shattered to pieces when the sky became pitch black - they were frantically being engulfed by the endless darkness.
A layer of a strange shade of black appeared around Devil Shen’s entire body; both his eyes had became dark purple. Rather than calling him a human being, calling him a devil would be more appropriate. Almost everyone present was affected by the terrifying aura.
“A Celestial Territory?” Countless alarmed voices were heard on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain. Everybody was knowledgeable enough, hence naturally, they were able to tell what kind of technique Devil Shen used. Apart from the Celestial Territory, there were probably no other technique that could elicit such powerful presence.
Xue AoTian, Shangguan Tianyang, Tianyue and the rest had a grave expression on their faces. They were very clear with regards to what a Heavenly God could do - even ten Heavenly Emperors combined might not be able to go against one Heavenly God. Furthermore, the presence of one Heavenly God would allow all his fellow comrades to beneﬁt from his abilities. Otherwise, Xue AoTian would not be able to bring the Heavenly Snow Mountain to such an esteemed position within the Mainland.
The Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord, the one and only Heavenly God and number one powerhouse in the world, wavered after Devil Shen had released his Destruction Celestial Territory. More importantly, everybody present was intelligent enough to make the connection that since the Deputy Hell Lord of the Blood Red Hell had already reached the Heavenly God Stage, Fen Tian, the Hell Lord of the Blood Red Hell would deﬁnitely be a Heavenly God too.
The release of the Destruction Celestial Territory, as well as the exchange between Devil Shen and Long Shiya, showed that he was trying to subdue the Six Ultimately Heavenly Emperor without putting up an actual physical ﬁght. The Blood Red Hell had ﬁnally revealed its true colors at this moment.
Ominous glint within Devil Shen’s eyes that had turned purple radiated in all directions. As his opponent, Long Shiya was the most deeply affected by the Destruction Celestial Territory. Even though Devil Shen had not made any move, the terrifying Destruction will that came with the Destruction Celestial Territory seemed as though he was going to break his body apart. The six-colored light surrounding his body continued weakening - as though it was going to crumble anytime.
Long Shiya chuckled and said, “I did not expect you to make a breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage. The destructiveness of your Destruction Celestial Territory is pretty awesome!”
Devil Shen said in a deep voice, “Brother Long, this is your last chance. As long as you agree, given your ability and wisdom, you will be more powerful and outstanding than me in future. Otherwise, don’t blame me for hurting you.”
Long Shiya continued smiling - even though he was dealing with such strong overbearing pressure from the Destruction Celestial Territory, he seemed as though he was not subjected to any pressure at all. “Devil Shen, I didn’t expect you to show me such a magniﬁcent sight. In that case, I have something to show you in return.”
As he spoke, the smile on Long Shiya’s face vanished instantly. His left hand pointed to the sky while his right hand pointed to the ground. Both his hands moved at the same time; the weakening six-colored light that was originally being subdued within the Destruction Celestial Territory instantly became extremely powerful. Immediately after, two hexagrams appeared - one above his head, and one below his feet.
The bright six-colored light burst forth in an instant, soaring to the sky before forcefully breaking open the surrounding Destruction Energy. The huge area of darkness within the sky dispersed when the rays of the six-colored light shone on it. Sunlight shone onto the six-colored light and a huge six- colored light cloud was formed in the sky. The Destruction Celestial Territory could not destroy the light cloud that was condensed by the six attributes. Behind Long Shiya, a round plump ﬁgure appeared. The enormous ﬁgure was a hundred feet in height - it was the enlarged version of himself.
Everyone on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain were dumbfounded by the sight of it. Xue AoTian muttered to himself, “He succeeded, he actually succeeded. It is the Six Ultimate Celestial Territory - he has already broken through to the Heavenly God Stage.” Disappointment and frustration appeared on Xue AoTian’s face. Amongst the people present, the person who understood Long Shiya the most was not Zhou Weiqing. It was Xue AoTian. They had fought with each other way too many times before, hence Xue AoTian knew deep down that when it came to innate gifts and talents, he could not compare to Long Shiya. Even though he possessed the Saint Attribute, he could not be compared to Long Shiya’s innate talent. The reason why he could make a breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage was because he was the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord - he had the support of a Saint Land. On the other hand, Long Shiya’s achievements were solely due to himself.
Long Shiya had made a breakthrough. The Six Ultimate Heavenly Emperor had become the Six Ultimate Heavenly God. Xue AoTian knew that if they were ﬁghting based on individual’s abilities, he might not be able to match up to Long Shiya.
Similarly, shock appeared on Fen Tian’s face. He had never expected Long Shiya to make a sudden breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage. What did it mean when a Saint Land had a Heavenly God? The answer was clear, if one were to look at the Heavenly Snow Mountain. At this moment, nobody dared to question the status of the Peerless Sect. With just the two powerhouses - the Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya and the Demonic Emperor Wu Yunyue, who was a Max Level Heavenly Emperor, it was more than enough to support a powerful Saint Land. Moreover, when Zhou Weiqing did not lose to Fen Tian in their
earlier ﬁght. Even if Fen Tian did hold back earlier, it was still rather surprising that Zhou Weiqing managed to put up a ﬁght against him.
When Devil Shen saw the release of Long Shiya’s Celestial Territory, he was ﬁrst stunned, but he reacted quickly after. A gloomy expression appeared on his face as well. Dense killing aura erupted from his body and the terrifying Destruction will, under the effect of the Destruction Celestial Territory, frantically attacked Long Shiya’s Six Ultimate Celestial Territory.
The property of the Destruction Celestial Territory was purely Destruction in nature, whereas Long Shiya’s Six Ultimate Celestial Territory was the balance of the six attributes. With the Six Ultimate Celestial Territory containing some Saint Energy aura, no matter how much Destruction aura was attacking it from the outside, it would not be broken. It would only counteract and destroy the attacks. “Congratulations, Brother Long. You managed to become a Heavenly God. From the looks of it, you are not planning to consider our offer,” said Devil Shen disdainfully.
Long Shiya curled his lip and replied in disdain, “You only ﬁgured that out now? What a dumbfuck.”
“Fatty Long, since you are courting death, I will grant your wish.” A sinister look ﬂashed across Devil Shen’s eyes and thrusted a palm in the air towards Long Shiya. At the same time, rays of dark purple light ﬂowed rhythmically around his body in a frenzy. A full ten-piece Legendary Set was equipped on his body. Two battle axes that were entirely dark purple in color appeared - one on each hand. The demonic phantom image behind him opened his mouth and an ear-piercing shriek rang in the air. All the Destruction Energy immediately expanded and charged towards Long Shiya’s Six Ultimate Celestial Territory.
The ‘Hate Sky no Handle’ Set similarly appeared on Long Shiya’s body. The Silver Octagon Plum Blossom Hammers appeared on body sides of his body. The hundred feet tall shadow behind him moved and the plump ﬁgure rammed into the huge black mouth.
Crack —— The sky seemed to shatter as a result of their collision. Long Shiya’s phantom image was being ripped ruthlessly by the huge black mouth, but at the same time, the huge black mouth had also taken a hard blow from the hammer.
Suddenly, the black light, as well as the six-colored light, in the sky rippled violently. The two Celestial Territories were clashing head on.
Long Shiya and Devil Shen did not wait in idle. Even though the two of them were a hundred meters apart in the sky, their battle had begun. Devil Shen’s swung his battle axes and black blade light, coupled with traces of space rupture, charged towards Long Shiya.
Long Shiya’s hammers separated, and a loud rumbling sound was heard. Immediately, a huge black hole with a diameter of a hundred meters appeared between them.
The battle between two Heavenly Gods was a different concept from the earlier battles between the Heavenly Emperors. Two simple collisions were enough to cause the powerhouses on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain to sense terrifying energy ripples that could seemingly destroy heaven and earth. Fortunately, both parties relatively had more self-restraint - as their battle continued, they continued ascending. Hence, the fallout caused by their collisions did not land on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain. Otherwise, the powerhouses of the ﬁve Great Saint Lands would be forced to take action.
The enormous black hole temporarily separated Long Shiya and Devil Shen. Even though they were both Heavenly Gods, they did not dare to get absorbed into the black hole. This is because of the presence of a strong opponent. In the event they get absorbed into it, it might be very difﬁcult for them to get out.
Long Shiya’s ﬁgure ﬂashed. As he retreated, his body entered the hundred foot phantom image created by his Celestial Territory. Immediately, the entire phantom image became a lot clearer, as though it was materialized. The six-colored light shone brightly, as though it had borrowed light from the sun itself. The light circulated, causing a huge amount of Destruction energy to be dissipated. Within a short period of time, the Six Ultimate Celestial Territory had won the upper hand.
The Destruction Attribute was worthy to be the opposing force of the Saint Energy. After reaching the Heavenly God Stage, Devil Shen’s Destruction Celestial Territory was considered to be a lot stronger than most Celestial Territories. Fortunately, Long Shiya’s Six Ultimate Celestial Territory contained a certain degree of Saint Energy. Otherwise, under the attack of the Destruction Celestial Territory, even if he possessed the six attributes, he would not be able to match up to Devil Shen. However, he deﬁnitely did not condense a Saint Core Nucleus. Even though the Saint Energy that Zhou Weiqing channeled into him was pure, when it merged with his own cultivation base, the Saint Energy aura of the Six Ultimate Celestial Territory was ultimately limited.
Chapter292 - Fight, Zhou Weiqing!
Both parties were Low Level Heavenly Gods. In terms of cultivation base, Long Shiya, who possessed six attributes, had the upper hand. However, in terms of Celestial Territories, Shen Mo’s Celestial Territory was stronger. Furthermore, Shen Mo was equipped with the ten-piece Legendary Set, which surpassed the nine-piece ‘Hate Sky no Handle’ Set. Hence, under the circumstances where they were both evenly matched, Long Shiya was at a slight disadvantage.
Watching Long Shiya merge with his phantom image, Shen Mo did not stand idly by. Similarly, his ﬁgure ﬂashed and his entire body merged with his own Destruction will.
The huge mouth that was about to engulf everything expanded in an instant. The dense purplish black shade seemed to have completely materialized - it ferociously charged towards Long Shiya in a bid to bite him. Combining the Celestial Territory and the physical body into one was a battle technique that was exclusive to a Heavenly God Stage powerhouse. At this moment, they were both god-like. If their attacks were used in an ordinary war situation amongst human beings, they were powerful enough to destroy hundreds of thousands of soldiers within a short period of time. Furthermore, the biggest trait of Heavenly Gods was that their personal cultivation base was almost unlimited. Without needing to absorb a lot of atmospheric energy, they were able to generate a massive amount of energy. This was the biggest difference between a Heavenly God and a Heavenly Emperor. Hence, even if Shen Mo was slightly more powerful than Long Shiya on the whole, it was not that easy for him to take advantage of Long Shiya.
It had been several years since a battle between two Heavenly Gods had occured on the Boundless Mainland. At this moment, the powerhouses of the ﬁve Great Saint Lands had already forgotten that the Grand Tournament of Saint Lands was currently ongoing. Instead, they had focused all their attention towards the sky. Nobody wanted to miss a splendid battle as such.
The huge mouth that Shen Mo had merged with became extremely savage. It frantically bit Long Shiya’s enormous body, refusing to let go. In just a short period of time, it managed to tear off a couple of pieces of his ﬂesh. Furthermore, with every bite, a layer of dense black Destruction stream of air would rise up in a frenzy and envelope Long Shiya’s enormous body before using the Destruction will to destroy it. Clearly, Long Shiya was on the losing end at the moment. However, the Six Ultimate Heavenly God was not that easy to deal with. A loud sound was heard and Long Shiya’s enormous body in mid-air had suddenly become transparent. The six- colored light on his body had been separated into six individual lights. Immediately after, a series of strange sightings were displayed in the sky.
The ﬁrst to erupt was the Wind Attribute. A dense green light erupted instantly from the Six Ultimate Heavenly God’s enormous body. The hurricane created countless wind blades that frantically slicing the Destruction Energy that was all around. Under the attack of the Wind Attribute, the terrifying Destruction Energy let out a high-pitched screech. Apart from ordinary human beings, even when the Heavenly King powerhouses down below heard the sound, they all had to activate their Heavenly Energy to protect their ears. Or else, they might lose their sense of hearing forever.
This was only the beginning. The most important reason why the wind blades were not destroyed by the Destruction Attribute was because the blades contained a certain degree of Saint Energy. Under such circumstance, even though the amount of damage they inﬂicted was limited, the process of slicing the Destruction Energy helped prevent it from harming Long Shiya’s body any further. The countless densely packed green wind blades could be seen embedding themselves directly into the black energy. Immediately after, the next to erupt was the Fire Attribute.
The Fire Attribute was erupted from the most primitive form of attack, which was a ﬁreball. The ﬁreballs did not directly bombard the Destruction Energy. Instead, they collided into the wind blades that were erupted earlier. As the saying goes - the stronger the wind, the faster the ﬁre spreads. When the wind blades collided with the ﬁreballs, ﬁrstly, the ﬁreballs detonated completely, causing a series of explosion sounds. Furthermore, when these ﬁreballs exploded, due to the presence of the Wind Attribute, the terrifying Fire Attribute became even stronger. They forcefully exploded, creating a space around the enormous ﬁgure created by Long Shiya. A huge amount of Destruction Energy was dispelled. Even though the Destruction Energy could not be destroyed, at least it managed to distance it.
Shen Mo was utterly shocked. Ever since he gained the Destruction Attribute, he had never come across a situation as such. In his eyes, be it the Wind or Fire Attribute, as well as all the other element attributes, in theory, they should be easily engulfed by the Destruction Attribute. However, the situation before his eyes was completely different. Furthermore, Long Shiya was much more adept at controlling energy than him. Even though the Destruction Attribute allowed him to have the upper hand, just like what as Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord Xue AoTian had said before, Long Shiya was exceptionally talented. The Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Formation that he created was one of a kind. In terms of control, almost not a single person could be compared to Long Shiya. Even before he became a Heavenly God, Xue AoTian had also acknowledged that he paled in comparison.
At this moment, Long Shiya had displayed his formidable ability pertaining to his control over energy. Every single ﬁreball could accurately ﬁnd a corresponding wind blade. That alone was more than enough to astonish everyone who was present. For the record, it was not only one or two ﬁreballs. There were way too many to be seen by the naked eye, as they were so densely packed together. There were at least tens of thousands of them!
After wind, came ﬁre. After ﬁre, came earth. Sharp thorns from the earth erupted in mid-air. In that instant, Long Shiya’s body seemed to have become hedgehog-like. Countless thorns passed through the ﬂames and frantically pierced into the Destruction Attribute. During the process of passing through the ﬂames, every thorn immediately became harder. A majority of the thorns were reﬁned to the degree they looked crystal clear, as though they were carved from diamonds. Their destructive ability was also greatly increased.
After earth, came water. Countless streams of water gushed out. Their main effect was not to destroy. Instead, they served the purpose of enhancing the thorns from the earth, by propelling them forward. Under such circumstance, the impact of the thorns became a lot more terrifying. Within the Destruction Energy that could hardly advance earlier, countless thorns could clearly be seen piercing through, coupled with a series of ‘pop’ sounds. Long, narrow channels were opened as a result within the Destruction Energy.
Under such circumstances, even if a Heavenly God could generate a massive amount of energy, he or she would not be able to keep up with the consumption rate of the energy! The Destruction Celestial Territory that clearly had the upper hand immediately became a lot dimmer. However, Long Shiya’s attacks had not ended. He was the Six Ultimate Heavenly God, not the Four Ultimate Heavenly God!
The last two that appeared were naturally Light and Darkness. These two attributes did not appear on its own - they appeared together. A series of sparkling, crystal clear light balls appeared out of nowhere. These light balls were rather strange as they were made up of two colors - black on one side and gold on the other. Both colors ﬂashed alternately in the sky, emitting strange energy ripples. Upon further scrutiny, one would ﬁnd that in the surroundings of these two-colored light balls, there were circles of distorted energy ripples. One could well imagine the amount of terrifying energy they possessed.
The trajectory of the light balls was very simple - they headed in the direction of the long and narrow channels created by the thorns earlier. Terrifying energy ripples circulated the air. The light balls did not go through these channels. Instead, after they reached the center of the Destruction Energy, they had temporarily paused. When they paused in mid-air, the powerhouses on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain held their breath. A lot of people had already guessed Long Shiya’s next move, including Shen Mo. However, at this moment, he had no power to stop Long Shiya.
The launch of the attacks of the four different attributes had caused Shen Mo to deal with them in a rushed manner. If his Destruction Celestial Territory was not as powerful, it might have crumbled under the continuous full-force attacks of the four attributes. Once the Destruction Celestial Territory was broken, then his advantage would become a disadvantage. He deﬁnitely did not hope for a situation as such to occur. He was very clear that even though Long Shiya’s attacks might be powerful, they were currently draining a massive amount of energy from him. If Shen Mo was able to pull through this attack, the ﬁnal victory was his.
In reality, Shen Mo was too careless. Due to the fact that he had the upper hand earlier, he had let his guard down. In his eyes, as long as the Destruction Celestial Territory continued to engulf, Long Shiya was bound to be defeated. However, he had never expected Long Shiya to have that many offensive techniques. Most importantly, he had underestimated Long Shiya’s ability to control.
If it were someone else, even if it was Zhou Weiqing who used such techniques to attack, he would not have been as accurate and precise as Long Shiya. Without precision and accuracy, the collaboration of the four different attributes earlier would not have been that smooth-sailing. Hence, the power of the attacks would have been a lot weaker as a result.
One by one, the crystal clear two-colored light balls that were radiating with light paused in mid-air, in the middle of the channels.
At this moment, all Shen Mo could do was to put in all his effort in making his Destruction Celestial Territory become a lot more dense.
However, at this moment, the speed of Long Shiya’s attacks were completely combined. It was impossible to stop them.
Explosions began to happen. When the two opposing energy, light and darkness, collide at the same level, instead of canceling each other out, it caused an explosion that was ten times to a hundred times more powerful than that of the Fire Attribute.
Long Shiya spent his entire life mastering the six attributes - he was able to control them freely and effortlessly. Naturally, he knew how to control the Light and Darkness Attributes best. The trajectory of every single two-colored light ball was as such, because of a gentle layer of energy of the amalgamation of the six attributes separating them. Hence, they did not come into contact with one another. At this very moment, what Long Shiya did was to dissipate the gentle layer of energy, causing the terrifying explosions to occur. The explosions did not occur at the same time. They gradually happened from the inside out, and from a close distance to a farther distance.
The terrifying explosions caused the sky to become the shrine of light and darkness in an instant. At this moment, the entire sky looked as though it was being lit with splendid ﬁreworks; a massive amount of Destruction Attribute energy were dispersed in all directions. Be it Long Shiya’s enormous phantom ﬁgure or Shen Mo’s huge mouth, they had both completely vanished at this moment - none of them could be seen.
The Heavenly Snow Mountain shook vigorously – not just it, even the entire Ten Thousand Beast Heavens swayed violently, as though the end of the world was coming. Everything was about to be destroyed in a frenzy.
Terrifying energy erupted in the air. As for Zhou Weiqing, he felt extremely anxious at this moment. Although he was very clear with regards to Long Shiya’s power, it was his master’s ﬁrst battle after making a breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage. Moreover, they were unaware of how long his opponent had been a Heavenly God for. Zhou Weiqing would rather lose this ﬁght and even the entire Grand Tournament than to see Long Shiya get injured. Earlier, when Long Shiya’s Six Ultimate Celestial Territory was being enveloped by the opponent’s Destruction Celestial Territory, he had already thought of giving up the ﬁght. However, Long Shiya’s series of attacks after had caused Zhou Weiqing to be completely shocked, exclaiming in admiration to himself. This was the actual power of control. Even though Zhou Weiqing possessed the Saint Energy, together with the six attributes, Long Shiya was way ahead of him in terms of controlling the attributes.
One would say that Long Shiya was extremely skillful when it came to controlling the six attributes. The sequence of the attributes, as well as the pairings and control were all perfect and cleverly executed. From the looks of it, it was not a joint attack of all six attributes. But in reality, the planned attacks in such a sequence were a lot more impactful and powerful than a combined attack. It was much more terrifying on the whole.
This was power! However, his opponent was a Heavenly God after all. Upon executing such a precise control, it was a huge burden on Long Shiya’s will. If he could not defeat his opponent after these attacks, Long Shiya would be in grave danger. The Peerless Sect had already killed off two Heavenly Emperors of the Blood Red Hell. Naturally, Zhou Weiqing knew that if they had given Shen Mo an opportunity, he deﬁnitely would not let Long Shiya off. Be it for the Peerless Sect or Zhou Weiqing, losing a Heavenly God would be devastating.
Zhou Weiqing had already done all the preparations needed, in the event he had to step in. Even if it meant going against the regulations, he would not let his master die on the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
On the other hand, Fen Tian was similarly anxious. He never expected Long Shiya to become a Heavenly God. If Shen Mo were to win this ﬁght, it would bring about a lot of opportunities for the Blood Red Hell in this Grand Tournament, and thus allowing him to continue his plans within the Grand Tournament. The result of this ﬁght was of great importance. Furthermore, similarly, in the eyes of the Blood Red Hell, having a Heavenly God powerhouse who possessed the Destruction Celestial Territory was extremely important. Perhaps, losing ten Heavenly Emperors would not cause much grief to Fen Tian. However, if Shen Mo were to die in the ﬁght, then he might truly go berserk.
Instinctively, Fen Tian lifted his head and looked towards Zhou Weiqing. Both of them exchanged glances, seemingly noticing the strong killing intent in each other’s eyes. Not only did they have the intention to save their own member, they also had to deal with each other. The atmosphere became intensiﬁed as they were on the verge of drawing their swords to ﬁght.
A layer of golden light appeared at this moment. A dense golden light that was ﬁlled with Divine Heavenly aura enveloped the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
It came from the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord Xue AoTian. He swept his gaze across from Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian. Nobody knew what he was thinking. However, at the same time, an intense vibrating energy descended from the sky and a layer of light fog pounded against the golden light curtain.
This was Xue AoTian’s territory. He did not want the Heavenly Snow Mountain to be destroyed by the ﬁght between Long Shiya and Shen Mo. Hence, he was the ﬁrst to take action. In the event that Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian were to ﬁght each other, they had to break through the layer of obstruction ﬁrst, on top of dealing with each other.
Terrifying energy ripples erupted in the air instantly. Shock appeared on Zhou Weiqing’s face, as a result of what was happening in the sky. Similarly, Fen Tian was stunned as well. This was because the both of them had clearly seen the change that occured within the sky.
The darkness that originally ﬁlled the sky had been completely obliterated. The Destruction Celestial Territory had vanished. Ultimately, as a result of Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya’s full-force attack, it had exploded.
However, in the sky, Long Shiya’s enormous ﬁgure had also disappeared. While the explosion of the Destruction Celestial Territory had a detrimental effect on Shen Mo, it was also detrimental to Long Shiya. His will had been drained too much, to the point that it could not longer support his own Six Ultimate Celestial Territory. Moreover, it had suffered a huge impact from the ﬁnal attack from the Destruction Celestial Territory in its ﬁnal moments.
At this moment, Shen Mo and Long Shiya continued to linger in mid-air, except for the fact that the distance between both parties had been widened to a thousand meters. They exchanged glances; both their faces had clearly become paler, particularly Shen Mo. His body was trembling slightly. Long Shiya had shut both his eyes, and his body swayed lightly for a moment. It was extremely quiet at the bottom. The collision between both Heavenly Gods had caused all the powerhouses to be stunned.
Long Shiya, who paled in comparison in terms of cultivation base and celestial territory, had forcefully overcome his disadvantage solely based on his full understanding of the six attributes as well as his immaculate control over them. At this moment, it was still hard to tell who had emerged victorious, but at the very least, the Six Ultimate Heavenly God was no longer on the losing end.
It was safe to say that this was the most spectacular ﬁght in the history of the Grand Tournament. The ﬁght between both Heavenly Gods had purged almost all the attribute energy elements within the radius of several hundred miles.
Shen Mo glared at Long Shiya. Mixed feelings could be seen in his eyes. He had never expected that his Destruction Celestial Territory that he achieved after breaking through to the Heavenly God Stage still was unable to defeat Long Shiya. He was very clear with regards to his current physical condition - he was injured. As a Heavenly God, his body was terrifyingly strong - it was exceedingly difﬁcult to injure his body. However, once he got injured, it would be hard for him to treat his injuries. The current situation of the two parties was simple - Shen Mo was injured and had even hurt his vitality, while Long Shiya’s will had been overly drained. On the whole, Shen Mo was at a slight disadvantage. However, if they were to ﬁght to the death, they would have to risk perishing together.
“I never expected that you could destroy my Destruction Celestial Territory, Brother Long. In that case, let’s make it a tie and both be disqualiﬁed, giving other people a chance, shall we? The sequence of the ﬁrst round will not be changed,” said Shen Mo in a deep voice.
Long Shiya did not open his eyes. Neither did he argue with him. “Alright.” Both of them descended at the same time and returned to their respective Saint Lands. They did the same action at almost the same time, sitting cross-legged in their respective areas, trying their best to recover their bodies.
Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian each went behind their backs, assisting in their treatment.
Xue AoTian and Shangguan Tianyang exchanged glances; they both had a strange look in their eyes. Once again, they had beneﬁted from the outcome. They were very clear that as long as they did not step into the arena, both Long Shiya and Shen Mo were able to defeat any one of their representatives. Furthermore, their tie prevented the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace from being directly disqualiﬁed from this cycle.
The next participant from the Peerless Sect was a woman. Upon seeing her, the two brothers, Shangguan Tianyang and Tianyue, clearly looked worried. That was because the next participant from the Peerless Sect was none other than Shangguan Xue’er.
The situation was no different from the previous cycle. As the tournament continued, the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace had each sent out a Heavenly King. This time, the Heavenly Snow Mountain had the upper hand. Upon their victory, they had similarly forfeited, causing the Passion Valley to go against the Blood Red Hell next.
This time, Huang Xingyun had seemed to learn his lesson - he had immediately sent out a Heavenly King powerhouse. After a brief consideration, Fen Tian had sent out a Heavenly Emperor once again. As expected, the Blood Red Hell emerged victorious.
The two brothers, Shangguan Tianyang and Tianyue, had become anxious almost immediately. Even though they knew that Shangguan Xue’er had become a Heavenly King, and had also consolidated a few more pieces of the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set, the person she had to go against was the Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor! How would a Heavenly Emperor that possessed the Destruction Attribute be easy to deal with? If she were to slip up, she could very well end up dead. Previously, the Peerless Sect had already killed off two members of the Blood Red Hell. They would deﬁnitely not show mercy towards Shangguan Xue’er.
The two brothers’ gazes quickly fell upon Zhou Weiqing, who was done attending to Long Shiya’s injuries. Their gazes were ﬁlled with intense resentment and puzzlement.
The Blood Red Hell Heavenly Emperor was called Tian Yu. Within the Blood Red Hell, the two biggest family names were ‘Tian’ and ‘Shen’. They were the two families that controlled the Blood Red Hell. Fen Tian’s last name was also ‘Tian’ - the two characters of his name were switched around. Tian Yu was Fen Tian’s cousin.
Looking at the young Shangguan Xue’er, Tian yu could not help but furrow his brows slightly. He was somewhat disdainful and said, “From the looks of it, the Peerless Sect only has those two old fellows, Wu Yunyue and Long Shiya. Now that they are gone, they have no choice but to sent out a little girl like you to die.” A cold look ﬂashed across Shangguan Xue’er’s eyes. Just as she was about to retort, Zhou Weiqing’s voice was heard, “Wait a moment.”
As he spoke, Zhou Weiqing took a huge step forward and slowly stood next to Shangguan Xue’er. He looked over at Fen Tian and said, “If I remembered correctly, based on the rules of the Grand Tournament, the leader of any of the ﬁve Great Saint Lands can substitute their own members at any given time, right?”
Upon hearing Zhou Weiqing’s words, everyone present was startled. The Peerless Sect’s power had already been proven by Wu Yunyue and Long Shiya. Nobody dared to look down on them. However, nobody could comprehend Zhou Weiqing’s current course of action. Indeed, the Grand Tournament of Saint Lands did have such a rule - the leader of a Saint Land was able to step into the arena at any given time to substitute for his own member. However, there was another rule - the leader of the Saint Land was not allowed to be defeated. Once defeated, it would mean that his entire Saint Land was disqualiﬁed. Hence, generally speaking, the leader of the Saint Land was usually the last to take part in the tournament to guarantee the highest chance of victory. Nobody had expected Zhou Weiqing personally take the ﬁeld when the Peerless Sect was in the lead.
Just as Tian Yu had mentioned - did the Peerless Sect truly have no one else? However, the woman, who wore a cloak over her head, that had killed off the Blood Red Hell Heavenly King earlier was clearly at least of the Heavenly Emperor Stage; she could very well even be at least on par with Wu Yunyue. Hence, why did Zhou Weiqing choose to enter the tournament, instead of sending her in?
Everyone was thoroughly confused by Zhou Weiqing’s unconventional strategy that deﬁed logic.
Xue AoTian said in a deep voice, “Indeed, the Grand Tournament has such a rule. However, are you sure that you want to enter the ﬁeld? Once you lose, the Peerless Sect will no longer be able to take part in the later stage of the Grand Tournament of Saint Lands.”
Zhou Weiqing naturally raised his hand and put it around Shangguan Xue’er’s slender waist, “Yes, I am sure.”
Shangguan Xue’er moved away from Zhou Weiqing’s grip and gave him an angry stare without saying a word before walking back to the Peerless Sect.
Zhou Weiqing awkwardly put his hand down and coughed twice before saying to Tian Yu, “After you.”
With Zhou Weiqing substituting Shangguan Xue’er, Tian Yu immediately became a lot more anxious. Regardless of how young Zhou Weiqing was, he was after all the leader of a Saint Land. Furthermore, from his earlier exchange with Fen Tian, he could tell that Zhou Weiqing was deﬁnitely not weak. Under such circumstance, Tian Yu was not conﬁdent of winning. Fen Tian was deﬁnitely not entering the tournament at this stage. Witnessing Zhou Weiqing’s strange battle strategy, Fen Tian was slightly shocked for a brief moment before going back to his normal state. Be it in the eyes of Fen Tian or other people, a good majority of the powerhouses had the same sentiment - the Peerless Sect was lacking in strength.
The Peerless Sect seemed to have the greatest advantage in the early stage of the tournament and that they were also the Saint Land with the best results as of now. However in truth, Long Shiya and Wu Yunyue did not defeat that many opponents, particularly the Heavenly God Long Shiya, who had only faced Shen Mo before getting disqualiﬁed from that round. He did not manage to make much of an impact on the whole. Amongst the rest of the members of the Peerless Sect, there were no other established powerhouses. Perhaps Zhou Weiqing was truly powerful, but could he be stronger than his own master? Furthermore, he had stepped into the arena that early in the tournament, which would give the rest of the Saint Lands more opportunities to test the waters. Entering the fourth cycle by himself, even if he was that powerful, how many more cycles could he endure?
Tian Yu’s ﬁgure ﬂashed and soared up tens of meters into the sky, releasing black light on his back that transformed into two enormous black wings made up of Destruction Energy that spread wide open in the sky. This pair of black wings could be seen so clearly, including the details of every single feather. However, it was completely condensed from a high concentration of Destruction Energy. As the wings ﬂapped hard, Tian Yu’s body rocketed into the sky, reaching a height of over a thousand meters in the blink of an eye.
Zhou Weiqing’s movements were clearly a lot slower than that of Tian Yu’s. Even so, by taking a single leap, he had immediately disappeared into the sky.
Seeing that, every single person’s pupils could not help but contract. Even though it was not Zhou Weiqing’s ﬁrst time using Spatial Law to execute the Blink Skill, it still astounded everyone.
Tian Yu’s will was continuously locked onto Zhou Weiqing’s body. When Zhou Weiqing had suddenly vanished, he had immediately reacted. The wings behind his back wrapped around him one by one, and at the same time, his body started spiraling in the sky. He used the enormous black wings of energy to protect his entire body. The unrestrained Destruction Energy erupted in the sky, engulﬁng at least a hundred square meters of space in the surroundings. Even though the area was not that big, it was ﬁlled with an intense Destruction Storm. Tian Yu had reached a conclusion that even if Zhou Weiqing was powerful, he would deﬁnitely not dare to appear within his Destruction Storm. Otherwise, he would deﬁnitely have full conﬁdence in killing Zhou Weiqing. Hence, after releasing the Destruction Storm, he had swiftly equipped himself with a Legendary Set.
However, most of the time, several things would not go according to one’s plan. More often than not, when the most highly improbable situation occurred, it would bring about the greatest impact.
The moment the Destruction Storm was formed, Zhou Weiqing had instantly appeared. Furthermore, not only did he appear within the Destruction Storm, he had appeared right in front of Tian Yu, where the Destruction Storm was the most concentrated and powerful.
In the instant when Zhou Weiqing appeared, his entire body released a layer of golden starlight that was approximately a foot thick. A violent collision erupted between the Destruction Storm and the golden starlight. However, this did not affect Zhou Weiqing’s movements.
He aimed his ﬁst at his chest; an extremely simple punch ﬂew right towards Tian Yu.
According to Tian Yu’s initial judgment, even though Zhou Weiqing had grasped the Spatial Law, he would have to appear outside of the Destruction Storm, before he would think of a way to attack him, taking a risk-averse approach. However, Zhou Weiqing’s appearance was too strange - he had appeared directly in front of him. The Destruction Storm that he took pride in had absolutely no effect on Zhou Weiqing. This was what scared Tian Yu the most.
As everything was too sudden, all Tian Yu could do was to defend himself. At this moment, he was not done equipping himself with the Legendary Set and the weapons had yet to appear.
Sensing that his life was in danger, Tian Yu made a prompt decision and went with what he thought was his best option. As a Heavenly Emperor, he had experienced hundreds of battles. He had immediately ﬁgured out that Zhou Weiqing must have relied on some ability in order to appear within his Destruction Storm. Hence, instead of resisting Zhou Weiqing’s ﬁst, he struck Zhou Weiqing’s neck with both his hands.
Attacking the enemy to save oneself - it was a move that resulted in losses on both sides. At this moment, at least Tian Yu’s armor was almost fully equipped on his body, whereas Zhou Weiqing had not equipped himself with any Consolidated Equipment Set. Tian Yu had assumed that he deﬁnitely had the upper hand. However, in the next moment, shock had ﬁlled Tian Yu’s eyes. That was because Zhou Weiqing did not dodge his attack.
Indeed, Zhou Weiqing did not dodge or resist his attack. His ﬁst continued to approach Tian Yu.
Zhou Weiqing’s ﬁst had landed on Tian Yu’s chest ﬁrst, while Tian Yu’s hands landed on each side of Zhou Weiqing’s neck in the next moment.
Every single person down below was stunned. The two people in the sky did not seem like they were taking part in the Grand Tournament of Saint Lands - they practically looked like two children ﬁghting with each other.
However, what happened next caused them to be dumbstruck.
Zhou Weiqing’s ﬁst pounded against Tian Yu’s chest, but the latter did not ﬂy upon impact. Instead, his ﬁst was adhered to his body. The Legendary Set that Tian Yu just equipped himself with shattered to pieces immediately, letting out a violent ‘boom’ sound. Even the black wings on his back had vanished. On the other hand, when his hands struck Zhou Weiqing’s neck, there were only two soft thuds. Nothing else happened.
A splat sound was heard and a sharp claw broke out of Tian Yu’s back as blood spurted out. The sharp claw hid itself and Tian Yu’s body fell to the ground.
The sharp claw was Zhou Weiqing’s right hand. Nobody knew exactly when his hand had transformed into a sharp claw. He clenched his claw and a ball of light could be seen ﬂashing within it, albeit faintly.
Heavenly Core Nucleus - it was clearly Tian Yu’s Heavenly Core Nucleus. Zhou Weiqing had actually directly broken through his chest and dug out his Heavenly Core Nucleus. Even if the fatal blow that he suffered did not end his life, he was rendered useless after Zhou Weiqing had taken his Heavenly Core Nucleus.
Tian Yu’s body had landed directly in front of Fen Tian. Fen Tian’s face immediately reddened with anger, as his body trembled. People who knew Fen Tian well knew that it was his way of showing rage. Apart from the battles where one of the parties had chosen to forfeit, this battle had ended the quickest. From the time when Tian Yu soared to the sky to Zhou Weiqing’s fatal attack, only three seconds had passed. The fate of a Heavenly Emperor was decided during that three seconds itself. Even his Heavenly Core Nucleus was taken away.
Zhou Weiqing, who was in mid-air, moved his neck from side to side, keeping a smile on his face. Clearly, he was ﬁne. However, he had a sinister look on his face.
What kind of defensive power could achieve that? Even though Tian Yu had no weapon then, he was still a full-ﬂedged Heavenly Emperor! Attacking the enemy to save oneself - naturally, it was a full-force attack on his part. Furthermore, the neck was a lot more vulnerable compared to the chest - it was not protected by any bones. Even so, Zhou Weiqing was ﬁne. He was being attacked with full force by a Heavenly Emperor without the protection of any Legendary Set, yet he was not injured. His body was too powerful to the point it was abnormal.
In truth, what the shocked people did not know was that apart from Zhou Weiqing’s overbearing self-defense abilities, the neutralizing effect that the Saint Energy had on the Destruction Attribute was more vital. Destruction Attribute coming into contact with Saint Energy was akin to snow coming into contact with ﬁre. The Saint Energy’s creative powers were the complete opposite of the Destruction Attribute’s destructive powers. Furthermore, Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy was a lot purer and denser than Tian Yu’s Destruction Energy. Under such circumstance, under the protection of his Saint Energy, coupled with his Dragon-Tiger Demon God Transformation, nobody present could match up to his terrifying defense power.
One must not assume that Zhou Weiqing did not do anything. When he was engaging in Spatial Law, he had already started activating the Dragon-Tiger Demon God Transformation.
Upon the completion of the Dragon-Tiger Demon God Transformation, it was a lot more discreet than before. There was no way of telling solely based on appearance - only the sinister vibe he gave off was more apparent. He also did not reveal his wings, hence, it seemed as though he resisted the Heavenly Emperor’s attack with his actual ﬂesh and body.
Chapter293 - The Charm Attribute
Silence enveloped the entire peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain momentarily; even both Xue AoTian and Shangguan Tianyang went silent as well. At this moment, everyone felt as though they were unable to read Zhou Weiqing at all. Nobody could tell what exactly his cultivation base was. There were also no Heavenly Jewels around both his wrists - it was not difﬁcult for cultivators to conceal their Heavenly Jewels once they had reached the Heavenly Emperor Stage.
After Zhou Weiqing had killed off Tian Yu, he did not descend to the ground immediately. Instead, he hovered in the sky and calmly equipped himself with his Legendary Set.
Piece by piece, dark golden light continued to light up all around his body. Due to the fact that the light halo was ﬂashing too fast, it was hard to distinguish the number of pieces of Legendary Set he was equipped with. However, the ﬁnal color that emerged was dark gold.
The Legendary Set itself was originally hard to distinguish with the naked eye. Once the complete set was equipped, one would be able to tell how many pieces there were based on the aura it gave off. However, if the Legendary Set was not complete and there was only a shade of dark golden light, it would still be difﬁcult to distinguish.
That was exactly the case for Zhou Weiqing. After he had equipped himself with his Legendary Set, his massive Legendary Set had given off an overbearing aura. However, it was not complete!
Looking at Zhou Weiqing’s current condition, the anger within Fen Tian had simmered down a little. This fellow was too strange - nothing he did made any sense at all. As the Sect Leader of the Peerless Sect, he did not even have a complete Legendary Set. Even so, he still managed to kill off one of his Heavenly Emperors. What exactly was he doing?
Holding onto the Dual Legendary Hammers in his hands, Zhou Weiqing shouted in the sky, “Next! Come on up.”
At this moment, the powerhouses on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain gradually woke up to their senses. Shangguan Tianyang said without hesitation, “We concede defeat for this ﬁght.” The Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s Heavenly King got switched out and was replaced by another Heavenly King. Xue AoTian glared at Shangguan Tianyang and said, “We concede defeat too. We’ll send in another person.” As he spoke, he replaced the representative with another Heavenly King. The Lion King Gu SiTe whispered in Xue AoTian’s ear and the latter shook his head.
Next, it was the Passion Valley’s turn. Huang Xingyun pondered for a moment before saying, “We concede defeat too.” The person he had sent in earlier on was a Heavenly King. Even a Heavenly Emperor was killed off that easily, what was the point of sending his Heavenly King into the battleﬁeld?
Everything happened too fast - the Blood Red Hell had not even sent in the next person into the battle line upon Tian Yu’s death.
At this moment, everybody’s gaze fell on Fen Tian, waiting to see how he was going to react to the situation before him. The Grand Tournament had already entered the ﬁfth cycle, but the Peerless Sect had only sent out three people thus far.
In the eyes of everyone, it seemed as though the Peerless Sect only had those three strong powerhouses. However, Zhou Weiqing’s display of power had put Fen Tian in a difﬁcult position. Naturally, he could tell that Zhou Weiqing was using the Saint Energy and the Destructive Attribute had no effect on him at all. However, both Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun had a major disadvantage - they could not comprehend Zhou Weiqing at all.
It was inevitable. After all, Zhou Weiqing was way too young
– all this time, he was not much of a threat in their eyes. When the Blood Red Hell had suffered losses because of him, catching Fen Tian’s attention, the Grand Tournament of Saint Lands had already begun. Even if Fen Tian was wary of Zhou Weiqing, deep down in his heart, he still felt that a mere Zhou Weiqing would not be able to be compared to the Heaven’s Expanse Palace or the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
However, at this moment, Fen Tian had suddenly realized that he might have committed a huge mistake. With the Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya, the Demonic Emperor Wu Yunyue, as well as the mysterious Zhou Weiqing who he could not comprehend, the Peerless Sect was no less of a threat compared to the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
Hence, at this juncture, dealing with the matter at hand had become the biggest problem. If Shen Mo had not gone against Long Shiya earlier, sending Shen Mo in would be the most ideal move. If that was the case, in the event that Shen Mo managed to kill off Zhou Weiqing, the Peerless Sect would be done for.
A light ﬂashed across Fen Tian’s eyes and he looked at Huang Xingyun, who was not far from him. This time, he did not try to hide his intentions. The light ﬂashed within his eyes, seemingly hinting something to Huang Xingyun.
Huang Xingyun furrowed his brows and gently shook his head.
Fen Tian narrowed his eyes and said in a deep voice, “Shen Bu, it’s your turn.” Ultimately, he chose to continue to repress himself. However, even he himself had no idea how long his patience would last.
A woman with an enchanting ﬁgure, who looked as though she was in her thirties, walked out from behind. She looked extremely beautiful, every movement she made exuded all kinds of charms. Her eyes gave off seductive vibes. When she walked out elegantly, it seemed as though her slender waist would snap at any moment. She was practically like an enchanting Snake Woman.
“Yes, Hell Lord.” Shen Bu did not rapidly soar to the sky. Instead, she walked up step by step towards the sky, as though there was a staircase built in it. With every step she took, her ‘S’-shaped ﬁgure could clearly be seen. She had a bashful look on her face; the charm she exuded could cause the hearts of any weaker cultivators to beat rapidly beyond their control.
The impact made on Zhou Weiqing was the most direct. That was because Shen Bu’s gaze was ﬁxated on him from the very beginning. Zhou Weiqing never knew that a woman’s gaze could express that many emotions.
There was grief, and excitement in the next moment, followed by bashfulness and anger with a tinge of ﬂirtiness. Every single emotion seemed to have tugged on his heartstrings. Zhou Weiqing could not help but open his mouth by the sight of her, but at least he did not drool.
However, nobody would mock him at this very moment. That was because there were quite a number of people on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain who actually drooled. Even a woman would blush when she looked at Shen Bu’s body and every movement.
She was Shen Mo’s cousin. Within the Blood Red Hell, her status was lower than that of Shen Mo’s because of her cultivation base. However, she was the only person that Fen Tian did not dare to offend.
Shen Bu had always been naturally charming since she was a child. Even as her cultivation base increased, she was not particularly outstanding in other areas. However, her charm merged with her personal Heavenly Energy to form a special mutated attribute, which the Blood Red Hell termed as the Charm Attribute. In the past, the people who she could seduce were limited to male cultivators with a lower cultivation base than her. However, after she had merged her Charm Attribute with the Destructive Attribute, the Charm Attribute was enhanced, becoming a unique ability of hers. She was only a Mid Level Heavenly Emperor, but when she had fully activated her Charm Attribute, even Fen Tian could not completely resist it. Furthermore, it affected both males and females.
This time, Shen Bu was Fen Tian’s trump card in this Grand Tournament. Originally, he planned to use her against Shangguan Tianyang or Xue AoTian. However, with Zhou Weiqing’s strong powers, he had no choice but to send her out earlier in the tournament than expected.
Even though Fen Tian looked extremely mad, his heart was very cool and collected. He had heard stories about Zhou Weiqing’s love affair. As a hot-blooded young man, it was only normal for him to fall for women. Hence, after much consideration, he had decided to send Shen Bu out to deal with Zhou Weiqing.
The main reason why he sent out his trump card, Shen Bu, that easily was because Fen Tian had ﬁnally taken Zhou Weiqing seriously. From this moment, Fen Tian saw him as a true leader of a Saint Land, and wanted to deal with him as one.
Even though Fen Tian had exchanged blows with Zhou Weiqing earlier, he did not use his full force at that time. Although he had experienced Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy and Attribute, as well as his Heavenly Emperor powers, in Fen Tian’s heart, Zhou Weiqing was far from Xue AoTian or Shangguan Tianyang’s level. However, when Zhou Weiqing’s unprotected body took a direct hit from his Heavenly Emperor, he was clear that the young man before his eyes posed a threat to his plan - and it was a rather huge one. If he could take the opportunity to get rid of him during the Grand Tournament, it would clearly be of a great advantage to his future plans. Furthermore, Fen Tian wanted to see how strong Zhou Weiqing’s true power was. Of course, killing off Zhou Weiqing before he got to display his full power would be the most ideal scenario. Shen Bu looked at Zhou Weiqing with a gentle gaze, as she continued to ascend to the sky, step by step. Both parties did not use any abilities against each other, or mobilize the atmospheric energy. The bright and beautiful sunlight shone down on the both of them; under the golden light, they looked like a pair of long-lost lovers that were reunited, as they drew closer to one another.
Shen Bu’s gaze did not intensify as she got closer to Zhou Weiqing. Instead, it became more gentle. If the initial gaze was seductive in nature, then her current gaze had gradually caused one to feel pity and sad, akin to a wife waiting for the return of her husband.
Zhou Weiqing was in a daze; his gaze was clearly frozen, ﬁxating on Shen Bu who was approaching. Even the Dual Legendary Hammers had fell out of his hands.
All the members of the Peerless Sect began to panic - even Long Shiya and Wu Yunyue had stopped cultivating and focused their attention on what was happening in the sky.
The Blood Red Hell did not let their guard down either, All the Blood Red Hell powerhouses stared intensely at the Peerless Sect. The moment anyone from the Peerless Sect had the intention to save Zhou Weiqing, they would attack them immediately.
The three sisters, Shangguan Xue’er, Fei’er, and Bing’er, looked extremely worried. Little Witch, on the other hand, looked angry. Only Tian’er looked calm.
“Aren’t you worried?” asked Ling Dang, the person who was fully decked in a cloak. She was the person that Zhou Weiqing sent out to ﬁght earlier.
Tian’er snorted and said, “What’s there to worry? Even if that bastard is completely enamored by her gentleness, that woman will not be able to break his defense. As for control over his mind? Hmph!”
Naturally, the other women had overheard Tian’er’s words. They seemed to have experienced a sudden epiphany and the worry in their eyes started to fade. The look in Zhou Weiqing’s eyes started to change, and all the changes corresponded with the look in Shen Bu’s eyes. His gaze was ﬁrst gentle, then pitiful, followed by worry and ﬁnally sorrow and regret. He passed the hammer in his right hand to his left hand. It seemed as though he could no longer control himself - he leapt down from the sky. He extended his right arm, pouncing towards Shen Bu.
Shen Bu remained calm, but she had a look of excitement on her face, as well as a yearnful look. However, her eyes were ﬁlled with bashfulness and joy. Being able to cultivate the Charm Attribute to such a level meant that she had reached the stage where it was her true self.
Finally, Zhou Weiqing had arrived before her; both of their bodies coincided in the sky. The right arm that Zhou Weiqing had extended earlier reached out to hug Shen Bu. Shen Bu appeared cute and helpless-looking, snuggling up against his chest.
However, in the midst of the bashfulness and joy in her eyes, her right hand that was hidden within her sleeve had already became black - every ﬁnger was like a black pointed awl. Even though they appeared to be gently stroking Zhou Weiqing’s chest, nobody could tell that her hand was extremely deadly.
She was waiting; waiting for Zhou Weiqing to hug her. And in that moment, when his emotions were being manipulated by her Charm Attribute and his heart was at its most tender and loving state, she would take the opportunity to kill him. Unfortunately, she did not have enough time. Or else, she would be able to do what she enjoyed most - waiting for a man to reach the peak of his happiness as he was all over her, before taking his life. The indescribable pleasure achieved from that was what Shen Bu loved the most.
Was Zhou Weiqing truly going to hug her? Indeed, he had hugged her. Unfortunately, what he hugged was not Shen Bu’s body.
His right hand had evaded Shen Bu’s line of sight; in the moment when he was about to place his hand on her slender waist, Zhou Weiqing’s hand suddenly changed its direction and placed itself gently on Shen Bu’s neck.
His gentle voice rang in Shen Bu’s ear, “If I were you, I would keep those demon claws to myself.” At this moment, Shen Bu’s right hand was less than three inches away from Zhou Weiqing’s chest. It was only three inches - a negligible distance to a Heavenly Emperor powerhouse such as herself, yet she was unable to complete her attack.
Disbelief ﬁlled Shen Bu’s eyes. She could not believe that Zhou Weiqing was able to escape the crutches of her Charm Attribute. Furthermore, all the indicators from before had clearly shown that he was already completely under the control of her Charm Attribute.
There was a reason accounting for her self-conﬁdence - even someone like Fen Tian would similarly be unable to resist her Charm Attribute without prior preparations!
The males present could only feel 1% of the effects of her Charm Attribute, and its effects should have impacted Zhou Weiqing the most. Discounting the fact that he was a young man, even if he was a frail old man, Shen Bu was conﬁdent of successfully seducing him.
“This is impossible!” Shen Bu screamed almost immediately. Her scream had caused the people watching below to get startled. This ﬁght appeared to be the mildest one, but everyone knew that the killing intent on either side could erupt at any moment. How did Zhou Weiqing turn things around at the last moment? The members of the Blood Red Hell in particular were in disbelief with regards to what had happened.
Zhou Weiqing tightened his Yang Giant Spirit Palms on Shen Bu’s smooth and glowing neck that was akin to silk. Even though he did not exert much strength, he managed to stimulate the skin on Shen Bu’s neck to shiver. She was very clear that if Zhou Weiqing wanted to take her life, he could do it easily without any effort.
“How did you break out of my Charm Attribute?” asked Shen Bu, who was extremely reluctant to accept reality. She was a psychologically warped woman, and that was the reason why she had been able to cultivate the Charm Attribute to such a level. One could say that the Charm Attribute was her everything - it was even more important and precious to her than the Heavenly Energy was to a Heavenly Jewel Master. She had a type of perverted narcissism towards the Charm Attribute. It was impossible for her to accept the fact that the Charm Attribute was that easily broken by Zhou Weiqing. In her eyes, this blow that she suffered was even more painful than death. Zhou Weiqing squeezed Shen Bu’s neck, as the look in his eyes went back to its normal state. He looked down towards the Hell Lord of the Blood Red Hell, Fen Tian, and mocked him, “It was not that hard - no matter how powerful your Charm Attribute is, it doesn’t change the fact that you’re an old witch. All I had to do was tell myself that. If an old witch in her seventies tries to seduce me, I will feel very disgusted. So, how could it be possible for you to control me? Never did I expect the Blood Red Hell to stoop so low to the point of sending an old witch like you to use sex appeal against your opponents! Tsk tsk tsk……”
“Splat ——” Shen Bu spat out a mouthful of blood. Every single one of Zhou Weiqing’s words hammered her heart with force, especially when he used the words “old witch in her seventies”. She felt as though she was about to die from anger.
Relentless energy ripples suddenly erupted from Shen Bu’s body. As she spat out blood, she had chosen to detonate her Heavenly Core Nucleus. She wanted to use her blood to wash away the humiliation. At this very moment, there was no longer a gentle and amorous look in her eyes - only hysteria.
However, at this moment, Shen Bu suddenly felt Zhou Weiqing’s right hand, that was grabbing her neck, tremble for a bit. The look in his eyes had suddenly became brighter, as though he had been vindicated. Immediately after, his right hand slid down and sliced into Shen Bu’s body from her back, forcefully intercepting the detonation of her Heavenly Core Nucleus.
“You ——” Shen Bu looked dumbfoundedly at Zhou Weiqing, while chaos ensued below.
In the moment when Shen Bu chose to detonate her Heavenly Core Nucleus, Shen Mo had already charged out and headed towards the sky, wanting to pounce in the direction of where Zhou Weiqing was. However, he was being stopped by the Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya. On the other hand, Fen Tian thrusted his palm in the air, sending Wu Yunyue ﬂying upon impact before spitting out a mouthful of blood. Ling Dang ﬂew out from where the Peerless Sect was gathered at. She extended both hands, temporarily blocking Fen Tian’s attacks.
Shen Bu did not seem to notice the chaos that was happening below. She glared at Zhou Weiqing and said, “You……you actually were under my control……am……I right?”
Zhou Weiqing nodded. There was a tinge of awkwardness on his face. Shen Bu laughed; she actually laughed at this very moment, “I…… knew…… it. I……knew it. …… nobody can resist…… my……Charm……Attribute, you are……not an exception either……Even though……I don’t know how……you did it, but, I……did not lose. My……Charm Attribute……did not lose…
——” Once again, she spat out a mouthful of blood. At last, the seductress met her demise.
Indeed, Zhou Weiqing could not be immune to Shen Bu’s Charm Attribute. The Hell Lord of the Blood Red Hell, Fen Tian, could not be immune to it, despite possessing the Destruction Attribute. Zhou Weiqing, who possessed the Saint Attribute, was the same.
Even though Shen Bu’s heart was completely warped, in truth, she was considered a genius - the Charm Attribute that she created on her own was extremely powerful. Her charm that was in unity with the worldly logic was absolutely one of a kind. A Heavenly God could not be immune to it either. After all, she was already a Heavenly Emperor. Upon merging with the Destruction Attribute, enhancing her Charm Attribute, it had never failed.
Furthermore, just like what Fen Tian had predicted before, a young man would possess a much greater desire towards a woman, compared to old fellows like them. Hence, when Zhou Weiqing and Shen Bu exchanged glances, he had already been trapped by the Charm Attribute.
Of course, just like what Tian’er had mentioned before, even if Zhou Weiqing was trapped by Shen Bu’s Charm Attribute, it was impossible for him to lose the ﬁght. That was because Shen Bu’s main ability was the Charm Attribute - her offensive power could not break through his ‘Hate Ground no Handle’ Set, as well as the defense put in place by his Dragon-Tiger Demon God Transformation.
Zhou Weiqing knew for a fact that he was unable to resist Shen Bu’s charms the moment he ﬁrst looked into her eyes. Indeed, he had given himself a psychological cue - but it was not a cue for him to directly resist it. If that was the case, he would deﬁnitely reveal signs of struggle, and it would be difﬁcult for him to deal with Shen Bu. After all, she was a Heavenly Emperor. If the ﬁght was prolonged, Zhou Weiqing’s will might not be able to last for that long.
Zhou Weiqing had always been a very careful person - naturally, he had done all prior preparations, right when Shen Bu was about to launch an attack. Regardless of how powerful the Charm Attribute was, at Zhou Weiqing’s current cultivation base, the Saint Energy would instinctively protect his body the moment it was subjected to external attacks. At the same time, his body would form a powerful resistance. The psychological cue that Zhou Weiqing had given himself was activated in an instant and caused him to promptly attack Shen Bu, not giving her a chance to continue charming him with the Charm Attribute. Hence, he managed to win the ﬁght.
If everything went according to Zhou Weiqing’s plans, the chances of victory were rather high. After all, Zhou Weiqing did not make any major errors in his judgment.
Unfortunately, some people did not want Zhou Weiqing to be that passive. Hence, before Zhou Weiqing was being charmed by her, a bout of energy that stealthily came from the Peerless Sect had freed him from Shen Bu’s Charm Technique.
After all, the Charm Attribute was not invincible, just like how everything in this world had something that could be used against them. Hence, he had an unfair advantage in this battle. Of course, only Zhou Weiqing knew that. Shen Bu only saw the truth at the last moment when she looked at Zhou Weiqing’s face. Unfortunately, this Charm Technique of the seductress was now a lost art. There was nothing wrong with the attribute, if it was used in the right way.
Looking at how Zhou Weiqing had killed off Shen Bu, Shen Mo seemed to have gone berserk - the Heavenly God erupted at a low altitude, causing the other Great Saint Lands to have no other choice but to create a joint defense barrier that was made from the Heavenly Energy in order to protect themselves.
Fen Tian’s eyes burned with anger, but he did not continue to follow through with his attack. Instead, he shouted towards Shen Mo, “Come back.”
Although Shen Mo was a Heavenly God, coupled with the fact that he was extremely infuriated, the moment he heard Fen Tian’s voice, he ultimately restrained his impulses and descended back to the ground. On the other hand, the Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya looked rather unhappy. The other party’s series of tempestuous-like attacks had caused him to be put under a tremendous amount of pressure. Zhou Weiqing tossed Shen Bu’s body towards Shen Mo and Fen Tian before saying coldly, “Hell Lord, you should know the rules of the Grand Tournament of Saint Lands. By doing that, you went against the rules. In other words, from now on, the Blood Red Hell has been eliminated from the Grand Tournament.”
“Hahahaha.” Fen Tian threw his head back and laughed. A devilish expression suddenly appeared on his face. The power that he had been suppressing the entire time had instantly burst forth - terrifying Destruction Energy erupted in all directions, as though it had exploded. The sky had immediately darkened - there was practically no need for the Destruction Energy to taint it at all. It made everyone present feel as though they had entered a world that was full of Destruction Energy. All the attributes that were ﬂoating in the air had immediately been shattered, leaving behind only terrifying Destruction Energy.
It was a very powerful Celestial Territory - even Zhou Weiqing found it difﬁcult to continue his ﬂight in the sky, causing him to land in front of the Peerless Sect. The surroundings were covered in darkness - they were only able to vaguely identify everything around them because of the purple ﬂames that were ignited on the bodies of the Blood Red Hell members.
“Max Level Heavenly God,” said Xue AoTian as he gasped in shock.
Before today’s Grand Tournament, everyone had high expectations of Fen Tian. However, the moment when everyone saw Fen Tian display his Max Level Heavenly God Stage cultivation base, they realized that they had underestimated Fen Tian, as well as the Blood Red Hell.
The purple ﬂames on Fen Tian were akin to a layer of dazzling outerwear, making his entire being appear to be more sinister. The surroundings were pitch-black. He was not the only powerful person there. All the Blood Red Hell members that possessed the Destruction Attribute seemed as though they were injected with drugs or steroids - every single one of them emitted an extremely powerful aura that was matchless in this world.
Shen Mo’s breathing had clearly become a lot heavier. He was the one who caught Shen Bu’s corpse, as it fell from the sky. Looking at Shen Bu’s completely lifeless body, Shen Bu clenched her teeth and said, “I had already said this before a long time ago - we need to use power to subdue them, and directly lay all our cards on the table in front of them. The Grand Tournament did not have to be part of the plan, and if we did not take part in this tournament, Shen Bu would not have died.”
“Are you questioning my judgment?” Fen Tian glared coldly at him. Shen Mo immediately stopped talking, and looked down, not daring to make a single sound.
Shangguan Tianyang looked at the members of the Blood Red Hell and said indifferently, “Fen Tian, what are you trying to do?”
Fen Tian replied, “Don’t tell me that you still don’t know what I’m trying to do? This is my Celestial Territory, the Destruction Celestial Territory. Within my Celestial Territory, I am the ruler - unless there is any individual whose cultivation base is higher than mine, which is what the legends termed as the Heavenly Change Stage. Everything here is under my control. According to my original plan, I was going to weaken all of you via the Grand Tournament. After all, all of you are from Saint Lands and hence possess a certain level of power. Unfortunately, from the looks of it, everyone has already found out about the truth. I even lost a few of my competent subordinates in succession earlier on. Thus, I don’t see a point in continuing in the Grand Tournament any longer. Now, I’m going to give you two choices.”
He paused slightly. A devilish light ﬂashed within his eyes that were already ﬂickering with dark purple rays of light. One had to admit that the pressure created by Fen Tian, whose cultivation base was at the Max Level Heavenly God Stage, had caused everyone to feel suffocated, including Xue AoTian himself.
After the Heavenly King Stage, the disparity between each level was similar to a gulf. Fen Tian was a Max Level Heavenly God - as a Mid Level Heavenly God, Xue AoTian had no desire to ﬁght against him. Even more so now that they were currently trapped within his Destruction Celestial Territory that seemed to have enveloped the entire heaven and earth.
What should we do? Several people present wanted to ask that question.
Fen Tian’s voice continued to ring in the air, “The ﬁrst option
- I do not need you to pledge allegiance to the Blood Red Hell. As long as every Great Saint Land seals yourselves away and lives in seclusion for a thousand years, I will show mercy and let you off. During the process of sealing yourselves, you are not allowed to interfere with the Mainland’s affairs. I am planning to unify the entire Boundless Mainland.”
“What if we don’t agree?” replied Shangguan Tianyang coldly.
Fen Tian smiled, “If you don’t agree? If you don’t agree, everyone who is present will have to die. Perhaps, killing all of you might cause us to incur huge losses. However, if I am able to annihilate everyone here, the Boundless Mainland will still be under my control.”
Zhou Weiqing was somewhat bafﬂed and asked, “Fen Tian, since you have the power of a Max Level Heavenly God, why did you wait till now to take action? If we were to seal our respective Saint Lands, it does not mean that you won’t attack us. Do you really think we are 3 year old children?”
Fen Tian replied plainly, “Naturally, I have my reasons for doing things a certain way. Even though we are enemies, I mean what I say. As for what will happen a thousand years later, it will have to depend on your own power by then. However, I would like to add on one more thing - I will allow the other Saint Lands to seal themselves, but as for the Peerless Sect, you don’t have an option as such. Today, I will take the lives of every single member of the Peerless Sect. No man will be spared.”
Zhou Weiqing smiled, “I already knew that you will not let me go. The Saint Energy and the Destruction Energy are direct opposites. I am still very young - you are afraid that given enough time, I’ll become a lot more powerful. By then, you will not be able to control me. I’m right, aren’t I?”
Fen Tian did not deny what Zhou Weiqing said. He looked at him and replied, “You are an intelligent person. Although I am very curious with regards to how you were able to have such impressive achievements at such a young age, I have no other choice but to kill you while you’re still in the cradle. That is because even if you submit to me, I am not conﬁdent of controlling you completely.”
Even though they were enemies on opposing ends, for Fen Tian to utter such words, it showed how much he actually acknowledged Zhou Weiqing’s strength and abilities.
Zhou Weiqing shrugged his shoulders and sighed, “What a pity! We have different mindsets. What is this cradle that you mentioned? How do you know that I am still in the cradle? You only have two Heavenly Gods on your side, and we also have two Heavenly Gods on our side. Furthermore, the total number of our members is not less than yours. Did you assume that your crappy Destruction Celestial Territory itself is enough to make everyone surrender and submit to you?”
Fen Tian replied calmly, “Young man, don’t be too insolent. Your cultivation base might be decent, and indeed, it is also true that the Saint Energy is able to restrain my Destruction Celestial Territory, or else Long Shiya would have died earlier on. Unfortunately, your cultivation base is way too low. If you are not on the same level as me, what are you going to use to destroy my Destruction Celestial Territory?”
Zhou Weiqing chuckled and said, “Facts speak louder than words. You better take a good look.”
As he spoke, the smile on Zhou Weiqing’s face had vanished.
Two dots of light shot out of his face - from his eyes.
At this moment, Zhou Weiqing’s eyes had become bright and dazzling, like the stars. Dense Saint Energy aura had also immediately been released from within his body.
The Saint Energy ripples were very pure; yellowish golden specks of starlight appeared on his body. At the same time, the center of Zhou Weiqing’s chest had also lit up. The specks of starlight circled as they rose, forcefully dispelling the darkness in the surroundings, before expanding outwards at an extremely rapid speed.
At this very moment, everyone present experienced some sort of an illusion - they seemed to have heard screams from the Destruction Celestial Territory itself, areas where the Saint Energy had passed through. The Destruction will within the Destruction Celestial Territory rapidly vanished, as though it was snow coming into contact with boiling water.
“Come out!” shouted Zhou Weiqing.
A dense yellowish golden Nebula Saint Energy soared into the sky. Immediately after, a ray of clear golden light shone down from the sky. It was as though the dark sky had split open. A starry sky had appeared before everybody’s eyes.
The starlight was very dense. As it hovered in the sky, in an instant, an enormous cluster of nebula light had ﬁlled up the cavity created by the Celestial Territory. All the different energy of the attributes had appeared once again. Even though it was limited to the area around the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain, it was sufﬁcient for the powerhouses of all the different Great Saint Lands. “Celestial Territory.” Fen Tian’s facial expression ﬁnally changed.
Apart from his deepest secrets which could not be leaked, the reason why he did not attack at full force when he ﬁrst arrived was partly due to the fact that he was not entirely sure of the power of the other Great Saint Lands.
Be it the Heavenly Snow Mountain or the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, they had a stronger foundation than the Blood Red Hell. The sudden rise of the Blood Red Hell in recent years was due to their reliance on the Destruction Attribute. However, Fen Tian was unaware of the trump cards of the other two Great Saint Lands. Hence, he was more than willing to drain their energy and power via the Grand Tournament. It would be best if he could kill off both Shangguan Tianyang and Xue AoTian in the ﬁnal round himself. Even if he only managed to kill one of them, it would still be much easier for him to carry out his plans.
Unfortunately, because of the appearance of the Peerless Sect, his plan had failed. Furthermore, it was not a wrong move on his part to use the Destruction Celestial Territory to restrain everyone present. With the Destruction Celestial Territory, the strength and power of the members of the Blood Red Hell would be enhanced. Additionally, the cultivation base of the members of the other Saint Lands would be signiﬁcantly reduced. However, when Zhou Weiqing had activated his Astral Celestial Territory moments ago, it had thoroughly wrecked his plans.
As a user of the Destruction Celestial Territory, Fen Tian received the most impact from Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Celestial Territory. Indeed, Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Celestial Territory was not as powerful as his Destruction Celestial Territory. In fact, it was a lot weaker. However, he had clearly realized something - the purity of the Saint Energy within the Astral Celestial Territory was of a much higher degree than the Destruction Attribute within his Destruction Celestial Territory.
In other words, Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy was purer than his Destruction Energy. Precisely because of that, even though his Destruction Celestial Territory was far more powerful than Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Celestial Territory, he was unable to destroy the latter’s Celestial Territory, unless he was able to kill Zhou Weiqing.
However, they were not the only two people on the Heavenly Snow Mountain. With the help of Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Celestial Territory, without a doubt, the combat powers of the members of both the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace had signiﬁcantly increased. On the other hand, the Blood Red Hell’s powers were being suppressed. How was he going to defeat Zhou Weiqing? Even if he was able to achieve victory in the end, he would've had to pay a hefty price.
Chapter294 - Cards on the Table
Fen Tian narrowed his eyes and looked at Zhou Weiqing. He did not hide his massive hatred towards him at all, “You brat! You foiled my plans again. From the looks of it, I should kill you as soon as possible.”
Zhou Weiqing shrugged his shoulders and said, “Come at me then!” His voice sounded neutral, but he had a very antagonistic look in his eyes.
However, this time, Fen Tian ignored him. Instead, he turned to Xue AoTian, who was standing next to him, “Brother Xue, I mean what I say. As long as you are willing to seal the Heavenly Snow Mountain, I can also promise you that I will not harm the Wan Shou Empire. In the future, we can even become allies - I am even willing to share the Destruction Attribute with you. What do you think?”
Xue AoTian looked at him and said with a calm look on his face, “Fen Tian, have you exhausted all your ideas?”
Fen Tian sighed and replied, “From the looks of it, my guess is right. I’m afraid that both you and Shangguan Tianyang were in cahoots with that little fellow from the start.” Xue AoTian said indifferently, “He is my son-in-law and I have only one daughter. You’re telling me that you want to kill him. What do you think I will do? Moreover, ever since I have established the Heavenly Snow Mountain, I never had the habit of obeying someone else’s wishes against my will, even if you’re a Max Level Heavenly God. The Heavenly Snow Mountain can be destroyed, but there will never be a Heavenly Snow Mountain with no dignity or pride.
Fen Tian suddenly smiled. This time, his smile looked rather strange. The dark purple ﬂames around his body did not become more powerful. From the looks of it, he had no intention to attack yet.
“Since that is the case, I guess I have to put more pressure on you. Brother Xue, sometimes, when you are destined to be defeated, why don’t you choose to back off instead? Brother Huang, show them what you’ve got. Everyone has already found out about our alliance, so what is the point of hiding it?”
Huang Xingyun, who had been leading the Passion Valley’s powerhouses, had been standing there in silence. The moment he heard Fen Tian’s words, he furrowed his brows. He brought his wife, Yun Ruoyu, with him and slowly walked towards Fen Tian, before standing next to him. Both Huang Xingyun and Fen Tian were not stupid - the lineup of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain in the Grand Tournament, coupled with their constant forfeiting of the battles, together with the fact that the Peerless Sect had been constantly targeting the participants
of the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell, had made the two sets of alliances too apparent.
After the Huang couple had walked out, the Passion Valley powerhouses had also walked over to gather with the members of the Blood Red Hell. The same shade of black light was emitted from their bodies - it was the Destruction Attribute.
Huang Xingyun looked at Xue AoTian and Shangguan Tianyang and said in a deep voice, “I’m very curious and I want to know - how did you ﬁnd out about the alliance between the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell? I would think that we had put up a really good and convincing act.”
While Xue AoTian managed to maintain his composure, Shangguan Tianyang looked extremely furious at this moment. After all, throughout all these years, the Passion Valley had always been a solid ally of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. He could completely see Huang Xingyun and his subordinates dealing them a fatal blow at the end of the Grand Tournament, in the event that they were to fall out with the Blood Red Hell, and that if at that point they still could not see through the pretense put up by the Passion Valley.
“Brother Huang, why? Was our many years of alliance that fragile?” asked Shangguan Tianyang, who could no longer hold back.
Huang Xingyun replied indifferently, “Our so-called alliance was simply the Passion Valley giving support to the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and being your servants. We only fought against the Heavenly Snow Mountain together because it was in both our interests. Shangguan Tianyang, don’t you know that in this world, people will always ﬁght for their own interests, and no alliance is forever? The Destruction Attribute is able to increase our power, and we no longer have to be subdued by you - it even allowed my Amber Empire to be allocated a part of the ZhongTian Empire’s vast land. I have no reason to reject the alliance with the Blood Red Hell. Right now, within the Mainland, we are already in possession of the Dan Dun Empire and Bai Da Empire. Originally, the lands of the Geritimo Empire and the Amber Empire had already taken up a third or more of the Mainland. After the Grand Tournament ends, without the support from all the other Saint Lands, the entire Mainland will be ruled by us. This is the most important thing to me. “This will only beneﬁt a small proportion of people. Shangguan Tianyang, do you dare to say that if someone were to offer you the Destruction Attribute to help you make a breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage, and allow the Heaven’s Expanse Palace to rule over the entire Mainland, you will not be tempted? Even though we are now enemies on different sides, we still have the same human nature.”
Before Shangguan Tianyang could retort, Zhou Weiqing had interrupted, “I’ve always been curious about one thing - I’m sure the Destruction Attribute came from a particular source. What are the motives behind the fellow who gave you the Destruction Attribute to enhance your power? You are right, people will always ﬁght for their own interests, but there is no such thing as a free lunch. By receiving the Destruction Attribute, I’m sure you must have sacriﬁced something in return.”
Huang Xingyun replied Zhou Weiqing coldly, “What we sacriﬁced were the lives of the people from the other countries. There are already way too many people on the Mainland. Our master needed the huge amount of resentment qi that was given out at the time of their deaths.”
“What did you say?” Zhou Weiqing cried out in shock. Huang Xingyun replied in a casual tone, “This is nothing, and I have nothing to hide from all of you either. If you do not obey, every single one of you will die here today. We Heavenly Jewel Masters are quite exalted, the deaths of those commoners are no different from the death of ants.”
Shangguan Tianyang’s face looked so gloomy to the point where it seemed as though he was about to cry, “Hence, you joined forces to destroy the Geritimo Empire? Causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their lives, as well as the people of the Geritimo Empire to plunge into misery and suffering?”
Huang Xingyun replied indifferently, “This is only the start. After all, we cannot kill too many people in a single place, or else that area would become a death zone, which is not advantageous to us, when we rule over them in the future. On the other hand, your ZhongTian Empire is different - you have a vast territory with abundant resources, as well as a huge population.”
“You……you are a madman.” Shangguan Tianyang could no longer hold back and condemned him. Even though Huang Xingyun did not spell out his intentions explicitly, but everyone knew what he meant. Huang Xingyun smiled. It was a calm smile. If Fen Tian was described as ruthless, then Huang Xingyun would be described as evil.
Shangguan Tianyang narrowed his eyes, “Huang Xingyun, perhaps what you said was right. I might have caved in in the face of such a strong temptation. However, we are different. That is because I am a human, and not a beast. I have my own morals, and you no longer have yours. In my eyes, the ﬁlthiest Heavenly Beast is still a hundred times purer than you.”
“Are you trying to provoke me?” Huang Xingyun’s face fell. However, he did not take any action. “I have already told you everything that you wanted to know, but you have not answered my question. The Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell are like darkness and light; one was in the open, the other was hidden in the shadows. I was very sure that we had hid it very well, so how did you ﬁnd out?”
Shangguan Tianyang inhaled deeply in a bid to calm the rage in his heart. He looked towards Zhou Weiqing and said, “You have to ask him instead. When Weiqing told me about the possible alliance between the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell, I could not bring myself to believe his words. However, upon your arrival on the Heavenly Snow Mountain and based on your performance, I believe what he said. I had never expected that after all these years, I was not able to see who you truly are. You had truly concealed your true nature very well.”
Huang Xingyun seemed to be completely unaffected by Shangguan Tianyang’s mockery. He looked towards Zhou Weiqing in a perplexed manner, “And how did you ﬁnd out?”
Zhou Weiqing replied plainly, “Do you remember? About half a year ago, you had sent someone to the Sidhe’s sealed grounds, in an attempt to abduct the Sidhe Princess.”
Huang Xingyun’s facial expression changed. Even though he tried his best to conceal his emotions, he could not completely hide the shock deep within his eyes. “I deﬁnitely do not know what you are talking about.”
Zhou Weiqing laughed grimly, “Do you really not know what I’m talking about? I’m sure you’ve been plotting to restrain the Sidhe for a long time now. Or else, the powerhouse that you sent to the sealed grounds could not have entered with just a few special treasures. Unfortunately, his luck was not too good
- he ran into me, who had arrived there on the same day. Additionally, he even tried to make me the scapegoat. When I had caught up with him, I realized that he was using the Time Attribute, and in the ﬁnal moments before his death, when I had cornered him into panic, he activated the Destruction Attribute. I do not have to elaborate much about how uncommon it is for cultivators to possess the Time Attribute - apart from the Passion Valley and I, I have never heard of anyone else who possessed the Time Attribute. Furthermore, how was it possible for me not to be suspicious after encountering an individual who possessed both the Time and Destruction Attribute at the same time? As the saying goes - it’s
better to be safe and sorry by believing in the worst case
scenario. I had never expected that the righteous Passion Valley had actually caved in to the temptation created by the Destruction Attribute. You should know that ultimately, the Destruction Attribute will lead to self-destruction - be it you or your master. Even if you rule over the entire world, it is a fate you cannot escape.” Fen Tian looked over at Huang Xingyun with anger in his eyes that was impossible to hide - Huang Xingyun had never told him that the Passion Valley had information pertaining to the Sidhe Tribe’s sealed grounds. Clearly, Huang Xingyun wanted to keep that advantage to himself.
“Such a piece of trash.” A frosty light ﬂashed across Huang Xingyun’s eyes, “I assumed that he had died in the hands of the Sidhe Tribe. I had never expected him to die in your hands. Even the wise are not free from error.”
If not for that blunder, today, when the joint forces of darkness and light of the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley were to erupt at the same time, they would have been able to attain victory at the lowest possible cost.
The most important reason why the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley held back from taking action was because they did not want to lose too many people here. Putting aside the other countries, the two great empires, the ZhongTian Empire and the Wan Shou Empire, were already extremely difﬁcult to deal with. If the two Great Saint Lands were to incur huge losses, it would make their next step towards world domination an extremely difﬁcult one. Hence, their plans were strategized towards winning the Grand Tournament with the lowest possible casualty.
Huang Xingyun said in a cold manner, “You have already witnessed Fen Tian’s power. Since things had already turned out this way, let us ﬁght this out with our respective strength and power. If you are not willing to accept the option to seal your Saint Land, you will all remain here today.
Xue AoTian’s eyebrows twitched in anger and his eyes widened, “Huang Xingyun, Fen Tian, you seem to have forgotten that you are currently on my Heavenly Snow Mountain.”
Huang Xingyun glanced at Xue AoTian, “I had sacriﬁced a lot for the sake of attaining the Destruction Energy, did you think that I did not gain any reward? I did not forget that this is indeed your Heavenly Snow Mountain. But so what? In the face of absolute power, do you think you stand a chance to resist?”
A layer of distorted dark purple light quietly appeared on Huang Xingyun’s body. Similarly, a layer of dark purple light appeared around Yun Ruoyu, who was standing next to him. Terrifying suppressive aura rose sharply in an instant - the two rays of purple light beams soared into the sky amidst the distortions.
The dark purple light collided violently with Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Celestial Territory within the area of the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain that was being shrouded by Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Celestial Territory, in which the Destruction Celestial Territory was forcefully dispelled,
Zhou Weiqing grunted and retreated three steps back before regaining a ﬁrm footing. His face had become pale, while the two rays of light had broken through the barrier created by the Astral Celestial Territory before merging with Fen Tian’s Destruction Celestial Territory.
The shade of black in the sky immediately underwent some changes, transforming into a strange shade of dark purple. The terrifying and massive pressure caused the area of Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Celestial Territory to rapidly shrink. In just a few breaths, it was forcefully reduced to an area of less than thirty square meters - only enveloping a small portion of the Peerless Sect’s powerhouses.
On the other hand, the members of the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace were no longer being protected by the Astral Celestial Territory. Immediately, the suffocating pressure tormented them once again. Furthermore, this time, the suffocating pressure had intensiﬁed and become a lot more terrifying.
Just with the suppressive pressure alone, without any physical attack, it could be clearly seen that the snow that accumulated at the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain all year round had melted and disappeared at a frightening speed. Within a short period of time, the rocky ground of the mountain top was exposed - not even a drop of water could be seen.
The Destruction Celestial Territory; it was the Destruction Celestial Territory yet again. The only difference was that Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu’s Celestial Territory was not mixed with the Fire Attribute, but their Time Attribute. In some sense, their Destruction Celestial Territory was more powerful than Fen Tian’s. However, their cultivation base was still lower than his. Even so, within that short duration of time, all the powerhouses present at the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain could clearly see that the Passion Valley husband and wife were High Level Heavenly Gods.
All the powerhouses of both the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace looked mortiﬁed at this moment, including Xue AoTian and Shangguan Tianyang. Even though the total number of powerhouses of both the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley was still lower than that of the Heavenly Snow Mountain, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, and the Peerless Sect, it was not signiﬁcant. However, at this moment, they already had four Heavenly Gods on their side!
A Max Level Heavenly God, two High Level Heavenly Gods, and a Low Level Heavenly God. Four Heavenly Gods… what level of power was this!?
At this moment, the person who was experiencing mixed feelings the most was none other than Xue AoTian. For so many years, his status was the world’s number one powerhouse
- the only Heavenly God powerhouse amongst the ﬁve Great
However, during this Grand Tournament, ﬁve Heavenly Gods had suddenly appeared. Five of them! Which Heavenly God did not possess the power to destroy heaven and earth? The difference between a Heavenly Emperor and a Heavenly God was equivalent to the vast difference between an emperor and a deity - the gap between both parties was extremely huge. Moreover, there were three Heavenly Gods on the opponent’s side, who had a higher cultivation base than himself. Could they really win the battle under such circumstances? Fen Tian slowly took a step forward and stood next to Huang Xingyun, “Sealing your Saint Land or death - you do not get much chances to make a choice. Give me an answer.”
His words were completely directed at the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. Both Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun were resolved to destroy the Peerless Sect today, no matter what. The Saint Energy that Zhou Weiqing possessed was the only thing that could contend against them.
Shangguan Tianyang slowly took a step forward. A layer of hazy fog drifted from his body. Within the dream and fantasy- like fog, pieces of armor silently appeared on his body. It was the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set.
He was not the only person who was equipped with the Legendary Set, rays of light appeared on all the members of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. The faint fog that was released from their bodies gradually ﬂoated into the air, forming a layer of hazy shade of light that shrouded all of them.
Apart from the two Shangguan brothers, Tianyang and Tianyue, even though all the members who came for the tournament were only Heavenly Kings, the collective might and pressure released from the Legendary Set of all 108 members was shocking. Even though they were unable to break the Destruction Celestial Territory, they managed to forcefully block the suppressive power of the Destruction Celestial Territory using their collective power, preventing it from corroding them further.
Seeing the powerhouses of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace equip themselves with their Legendary Sets, Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun’s pupils slightly contracted. This was because they saw that all 108 of them were wearing a nine-piece Legendary Set.
Nine-piece Legendary Set, what on earth? In other words, they were each wearing a Legendary Set that was on par with Long Shiya’s Legendary Set!
No matter how swift and violent the developments made by the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley were, as a result of the Destruction Attribute, their Great Saint Lands combined together could not produce that many Legendary Sets. This was the reason why Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun did not coerce the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain that much. That was a foundation of power - a foundation that was built over a thousand years as a Saint Land. In terms of ﬁnancial resources, who could be compared to the Heaven’s Expanse Palace? Shangguan Tianyang glared coldly at Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun, “The Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s 108 Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation had not appeared on the Mainland for at least 400 years. A sealed Heaven’s Expanse Palace will eventually perish - we will ultimately end up being killed by you. Moreover, for the sake of the commoners in the world, how can the Heaven’s Expanse Palace stay away for the sake of self-preservation and be selﬁsh? Today, there will only be the Heaven’s Expanse Palace that ﬁght to the death. The people of ZhongTian will not compromise for the sake of self-survival.”
His words showed how resolute and decisive he was, every single word was said with conviction. The smile on the leader of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace had completely vanished. The eleven-piece Boundless Inﬁnitum Set, the world’s number one Legendary Set that was radiating with diamond-like transparent luster, had completely appeared on his body.
After the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set was completely assembled, it looked as though Shangguan Tianyang’s body was covered in a layer of crystal, and within the layer of crystal, there was a layer of faint cloudy white smoke that was constantly circulating. The boundless mist seemed as though it was ﬁlled with the condensation of all the attributes. It was precisely the boundless mist that had forcefully broke the suppressive power of the Destruction Celestial Territory. This was a God Set.
Chapter295 - One Hidden Trump After Another
The Boundless Inﬁnitum Set - also known as the world’s number one Legendary Set; the one and only true God Set. Naturally, there was a reason behind that reputation.
The Heavenly Snow Mountain had been rivals with the Heaven’s Expanse Palace for several years - if Xue AoTian truly had the ability to kill Shangguan Tianyang, why would he have held back during the previous Grand Tournaments? The reason why he could not do it was because Shangguan Tianyang possessed the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set.
An eight-piece Consolidated Equipment Set could barely be considered as a Legendary Set; a nine-piece and a ten-piece set were regarded as true Legendary Sets. As for an eleven-piece set, it was no longer conﬁned to the term ‘Legendary’ - it was considered as a true God Set.
The ﬁrst property of the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set was its resistance against Celestial Territories. The second property was that it possessed its own Celestial Territory - the Boundless Inﬁnitum Celestial Territory. In terms of the overall power, even with the God Set, perhaps Shangguan Tianyang would still be unable to defeat Xue AoTian. However, the reverse was also true - Xue AoTian was equally unable to defeat him. Under such circumstances, with the Heaven’s Expanse Palace providing strong support, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace was undoubtedly ranked ﬁrst amongst all the ﬁve Great Saint Lands.
At this very moment, the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set had once again made its appearance on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain. Despite becoming Heavenly Gods, even Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun’s loftiness was restrained as a result - the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set had greatly shocked them before. Even till this day, they still had not recovered from the psychological trauma caused by the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set.
There were no emotions detected in Shangguan Tianyang’s voice - it was so cold, as though he had poured ice cold water on Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun, “The Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation, also known as the God-Slaying Demon-Exterminating Formation. So what if you’re Heavenly Gods? Brother Xue, leave it to the Heaven’s Expanse Palace to deal with Huang Xingyun and Fen Tian.”
Xue AoTian glanced at Shangguan Tianyang. Even though they had no other choice but to join forces as a result of the present situation, as well as Zhou Weiqing’s sly mediation, it was not that easy for their years’ worth of rivalry and antagonism to be eradicated. Upon hearing what he said, Xue AoTian snorted and said, “Are you saying that only the Heaven’s Expanse Palace is capable of dealing with them? Do you think that the Heavenly Snow Mountain is not powerful enough?”
As he spoke, Xue AoTian raised his right hand and waved it in the air. Immediately, a splendid ray of golden light erupted from his wrist; a rich golden light instantly illuminated the surroundings. A golden beam soared up to the sky - its overbearing power forcefully created a space within the Destruction Celestial Territory, shrouding every single person on the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
Equipped with the ten-piece God Vanquishing Heavenly Spirit Set, a bright golden light appeared and the long slender God Spirit Staff landed in Xue AoTian’s hand. The intense divine aura immediately started spreading.
Unlike the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, when Xue AoTian started making a move, all the Heavenly Snow Mountain powerhouses swiftly stepped forward and surrounded Xue AoTian, forming a ring. On the other hand, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace powerhouses took on a triangular formation, with the two Shangguan brothers in front. Huang Xingyun and Fen Tian did not take the opportunity to strike - they merely stared coldly at them. Before ﬁguring out all of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain’s hidden trumps, they would remain calm. At least at the present moment, everything was still within their control. Similarly, they had not revealed their trump card.
After fully equipping himself with the God Vanquishing Heavenly Spirit Set, its ﬁnal color was purplish gold. Noble, divine and digniﬁed. Xue AoTian was wearing a purplish golden headband with complicated patterns on it. It had a bright and dazzling golden oval gem in the middle of it. His body constantly emitted divine aura; it was his Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory that broke open a portion of the Destruction Celestial Territory. What made it extremely strange was that the powerful Destruction Attribute within a strong and dense Destruction Celestial Territory as such actually could not counter against Xue AoTian’s Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory.
Similar to how the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley shared the Destruction Attribute, the Heavenly Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace also shared the Creation Attribute bestowed by the Saint Energy. Previously when Zhou Weiqing entered the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and defeated Shangguan Tianyue, which in turn won Shangguan Tianyang’s approval with regards to him marrying the three Shangguan sisters, he had already promised Shangguan Tianyang in secret that he would share the Saint Energy with the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. Of course, there was a limit pertaining to this arrangement.
After that, when Zhou Weiqing allowed the three Shangguan sisters to return to the Heaven’s Expanse Palace to consolidate the Legendary Set, the preparations he made as a result from what he foresaw came in handy.
Shangguan Fei’er and Shangguan Bing’er’s Legendary Sets were easy to consolidate, but Shangguan Xue’er’s Legendary Set was the Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s Boundless Inﬁnitum Set, that was exclusive to the heirs of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. Without a bargaining chip that was valuable enough, the old fox Shangguan Tianyang would never agree to his request. After all, the moment he had agreed to marry off the three Shangguan sisters to Zhou Weiqing, they were no longer considered to be members of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. The fact that they had joined the Grand Tournament of Saint Lands as members of the Peerless Sect had attested to it. Naturally, the main reason why Zhou Weiqing had given the Saint Energy to the Heaven’s Expanse Palace was because he wanted to counter the Blood Red Hell’s Destruction Attribute. However at the same time, as a man, why would he be willing to watch his wives to feel aggrieved? Hence, he had used the Saint Energy to exchange for the three women’s Consolidated Equipment Sets, including the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set.
Shangguan Tianyang was very clear about the fact that the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set was far inferior to the Saint Energy’s effects and transmissive nature. In the case of Heavenly Jewel Masters with a low cultivation base, at most the Saint Energy could only accumulate within their bodies, allowing them to temporarily possess powerful strength when they used it. However, once they had fully used it up, that was it. On the other hand, it was a completely different thing for cultivators who were at least of the Heavenly King Stage.
Powerhouses who were at least of the Heavenly King Stage possessed the Heavenly Core Nucleus - they had the full ability to channel the Saint Energy into their Heavenly Core Nucleus, adding a portion of Creative Attribute within their Heavenly Core Nucleus. Hence, their resistance against the Destruction Attribute would be increased. Additionally, it was also greatly beneﬁcial to their cultivation - especially for the powerhouses who had been stuck in a bottleneck for a long time. Hence, Shangguan Tianyang did not spend much time considering and readily accepted Zhou Weiqing’s offer, which was to get the three Shangguan sisters to channel their Saint Energy, which was not that pure in the ﬁrst place, into the bodies of some of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s powerhouses, enhancing their power. Naturally, the people who beneﬁted the most were Shangguan Tianyang and Shangguan Tianyue.
This was also the reason why Shangguan Tianyang was not anxious in the face of the Destruction Celestial Territory - with a certain degree of Creation Attribute within their bodies, the Destruction Attribute did not pose that big of a threat to them compared to before. At least in terms of attributes, they were not as disadvantaged anymore. Of course, due to the purity of the Destruction Attribute within the Destruction Celestial Territory, it still had the absolute upper hand - except that they could no longer rely on the Destruction will to sustain the draining of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace powerhouses.
It was even easier for the Heavenly Snow Mountain - Tian’er’s return was their saving grace. Furthermore, the purity of Tian’er’s Saint Energy was only second to Zhou Weiqing’s. Even though she was the only person with the Saint Energy, the beneﬁts enjoyed by the Heavenly Snow Mountain powerhouses were still greater than that of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s. Hence, at this very moment, when Xue AoTian had raised his God Spirit Staff up high, releasing his Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory, the Destruction Celestial Territory could not break it by force. The power displayed by Xue AoTian at this moment was no longer belonging to someone at the Mid Level Heavenly God Stage, but the High Level Heavenly God Stage. This was the power of the Creation Attribute.
“For the honor of Wan Shou, the light that guards the Heavenly Snow Mountain, come on out, the Guardians of the Heavenly Snow Mountain.”
Suddenly, the divine aura was strengthened. A ray of golden light descended from above the Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory. It bombarded an area of the castle on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain. Immediately after, deafening bellows that seemed neverending thundered through the air.
The Heaven’s Expanse Palace possessed the Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation; the Heavenly Snow Mountain had a much longer history compared to the Heaven’s Expanse Palace - how could it be possible that they did not have their own trump card as well? Additionally, this trump card of theirs had never been used in previous Grand Tournaments before. One by one, the enormous ﬁgures leapt into the air from where the Heavenly Snow Castle was located at. As the Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory’s divine light shone on them, upon the emergence of each massive ﬁgure, a powerful wave of suppressive aura would appear. Additionally, each of them would shoot a strong golden beam into the Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory, increasing the area covered by the Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory.
They were the enormous Heavenly Beasts that could only be found on the Heavenly Snow Mountain. After every single of them leapt into the sky, they had immediately ﬂown towards the Heavenly Snow Mountain powerhouses, while every powerhouse would also leap into the sky, pairing up with their respective Heavenly Beast. In the blink of an eye, the twenty odd Heavenly Snow Mountain powerhouses had been paired up with their mounts, and all these Heavenly Beasts were at least of the Heavenly Emperor Stage.
Even though in terms of power, the Heavenly Beasts that were above the Heavenly King Stage could not be compared to that of their Heavenly Jewel Master counterparts of the same level, the difference was not huge. However, it was everybody’s ﬁrst time witnessing that many Heavenly Emperor Stage Heavenly Beasts appearing at the same time. It was a very spectacular sight. The joint aura unleashed by these twenty-plus Heavenly Emperor Stage Heavenly Beasts, coupled with Xue AoTian’s Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory, had forcefully reduced the area controlled by the Destruction Celestial Territory by a lot. Even the purplish black light could no longer envelope the surrounding space. Albeit vaguely, rays of light shone down from above the Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory.
Apart from Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun, who were furrowing their brows hard, even their ally Shangguan Tianyang was extremely shocked at this moment. After all, in the previous Grand Tournaments, the Heavenly Snow Mountain had never released that many Heavenly Emperor Stage Heavenly Beasts before. Furthermore, there had never been such collaborations between a human and a Heavenly Beast. Even though previously the Heavenly Snow Mountain did not send as many powerhouses into the Grand Tournament and ultimately lost as a result, Shangguan Tianyang had always had a hunch that the Heavenly Snow Mountain still had a hidden trump that they did not use. Nonetheless, he did not expect it to be that powerful and solid.
Every single Heavenly Snow Mountain powerhouse had his own Heavenly Emperor Stage mount, including the Lion King Gu SiTe as well as the Tiger King Xue AoYing. Furthermore, from the looks of it, it was clearly not their ﬁrst time attempting such a collaboration. Once they had mounted their Heavenly Beast, their powers immediately merged, enhancing them. For example, the Tiger King and the Lion King immediately had their powers raised, almost reaching the Heavenly God Stage, after merging their powers with their Heavenly Beasts.
Furthermore, this was not the end of it. The emergence of the Heavenly Beasts did not stop there - moments later, more than ﬁfty Heavenly Beasts had appeared in succession on top of the Heavenly Snow Mountain. Additionally, they were all above the Heavenly King Stage. Zhou Weiqing stood still and muttered, “The Wan Shou Empire! As expected of the Wan Shou Empire. As in turns out, the hidden trump of the Heavenly Snow Mountain isn’t Heavenly Jewel Masters but Heavenly Beasts.”
Tian’er glared at him, “You only guessed it now? There practically aren’t any humans living on the Heavenly Snow Mountain, just that some of us were able to take on the human form by cultivating, whereas the others could not. According to the rules established by our ancestors, the Heavenly Beasts that are unable to take on the human form are unqualiﬁed to be a part of the Heavenly Snow Mountain, but as long as their cultivation base is higher than the Heavenly King Stage, they will be allowed to leave the Ten Thousand Beast Heavens to enter the Heavenly Snow Mountain and henceforth receiving protection within the Heavenly Snow Mountain and cultivate here. Or else, the human poachers can easily enter the Ten Thousand Beast Heavens and kill them all. Only when the Heavenly Snow Mountain is faced with a life-and-death situation, these Heavenly Beasts will appear and aid us in our ﬁght. They are the guardians of the Heavenly Snow Mountain - only the Mountain Lord is able to mobilize them.” Following the appearance of the Heavenly Snow Mountain’s guardians, the power scale of both parties that was originally tilted to one side had achieved equilibrium. Putting aside everything else, just the existence of that many Heavenly Emperor Stage Heavenly Beasts was enough to pose as a huge threat towards the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley. Even though they had four Heavenly God powerhouses on their side,
the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation was not that weak either, not forgetting the presence of the two Heavenly Gods - Xue AoTian and Long Shiya.
Fen Tian looked over at Xue AoTian and sighed, “Brother Xue, originally, I had no intention to ﬁght with you. Indeed, both the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace have your own strong foundations. However, without absolute conﬁdence, do you think that we will come here to ﬁght against you?”
A ray of black light shot out from within Fen Tian’s hand. Immediately, an enormous purplish black light condensed into a ﬂower-shaped light that spread out right above the purplish black Destruction Celestial Territory.
“Roar——, roar——” Two deep growls that were ﬁlled with hostility rang through the air from afar. Immediately after, two enormous ﬁgures, that were ﬂashing with deep red light, charged right into the Destruction Celestial Territory, akin to two meteors, and made their way towards the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
Apart from the four Heavenly Gods, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley actually had another hidden trick? Both Xue AoTian and Shangguan Tianyang exchanged glances - it was apparent that they had a grave look in their eyes.
The reason why either side did not take the initiative to launch the ﬁrst attack was because of the fact that there were too many powerhouses gathered on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain at this moment. With that many powerhouses present, once the battle started, it would be impossible for them to stop. Furthermore, the situation would deﬁnitely be very chaotic. Apart from Zhou Weiqing and a few cultivators that were of the younger generation, the other people present were veterans with decades of experience. They knew clearly that during the chaotic warfare, morale was the most important thing. Under the circumstances where both sides were equally matched in power, the side with a higher morale could even attain victory at a low cost. Hence, what they had been doing was to continuously attempt to overwhelm their opponents by displaying their powers. However, both sides had underestimated each other - the preparations that were made on each end were a lot more frightening than they had expected. The terrifying energy contained within the two balls of dark red light were at least of the Heavenly God Stage.
Very quickly, the two enormous meteor-like light had reached the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain. However, they did not descend to the ground - instead, they hovered above the peak of the mountain. The moment they appeared, all the Heavenly Beast guardians on the Heavenly Snow Mountain went into uproar at the same time. The loftiness that they originally had immediately vanished and was replaced by fear within each and every one of their eyes.
At this moment, the two balls of dark red light started to reveal their ﬁgures. When everybody had seen how they looked, they could not help but to gasp in shock. Zhou Weiqing’s facial expression had changed as well.
The reason why they did not descend to the ground was because their bodies were too massive - they turned out to be two ﬁery red dragons that were over a hundred meters tall. However, at this moment, their ﬁery red bodies emitted a layer of black light, and their eyes were of an evil purplish black shade of color. “Hui Yao? Duo Si?” Zhou Weiqing cried out in surprise.
Before he took part in the Grand Tournament, Zhou Weiqing had tried to summon them before. However, he had failed to do it. He had never expected that they would actually appear on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain, and were even became their opponents. Clearly, Hui Yao and Duo Si were not in the right state of mind - they had already been corroded by the Destruction Energy, and had thoroughly been reduced to nothing but puppets.
However, this did not mean that their powers were weakened. On the contrary, after merging with the Destruction Energy, the two dragons had clearly become stronger, especially Hui Yao, who could cause cracks to appear within the Destruction Celestial Territory with every slight movement he made. Furthermore, their appearance had immediately enhanced the loftiness of both the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley, which in turn suppressed the powerhouses from the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect, making their faces turn pale.
The legendary enormous dragons had appeared on the battleﬁeld. Furthermore, they were on the enemy’s side - anyone in that situation would feel horriﬁed. Additionally, Hui Yao and Duo Si were not the only ones who came - there were hundreds of ﬁgures on their backs. Every one of the ﬁgures was decked in black clothes and black headgears; only their jack-o-lantern-like eyes could be vaguely seen. However, without a doubt, they were at least of the Heavenly King Stage. Their total headcount had caused Zhou Weiqing and his comrades to be at a disadvantage.
Huang Xingyun could not hide his pride, “So, what do you think? Are you still going to try to resist us? By now, you should all have understood that your resistance is futile. Our offer is still valid - as long as you are willing to seal yourselves, you don’t have to die.” Despite saying those words, there was deep jealousy within his eyes. That was because the two enormous dragons were not obeying his commands, but Fen Tian’s. In Huang Xingyun’s eyes, his abilities were way above Fen Tian’s, because he possessed the Time Attribute. However, he had passed the authority to Fen Tian, and became the secondary party instead.
After a brief moment of shock, Zhou Weiqing had gradually snapped out of his thoughts. He looked at the two enormous dragons in the sky and felt his heart ache. Clearly, Hui Yao and his wife had fallen in the hands of the Blood Red Hell when they were trying to rescue their children. No matter what, he was going to do whatever it took to save them. “Huang Xingyun, Fen Tian, there is no need to be complacent. Everyone has a hidden trump - do you think that the Peerless Sect doesn’t have one?” said Zhou Weiqing in a cold manner.
Huang Xingyun laughed, “Ignorant child, all you have is your master, Fatty Long. Show me what kind of hidden trump do you have that can turn things around.”
Zhou Weiqing smirked; he looked towards Ling Dang and said, “Your Empress, it’s time for you to make your grand entrance.”
“Huang Xingyun, you sent someone to kidnap my daughter. Be it personal or business wise, I will not let you off today.” After her melodious voice, that was full of anger, rang through the air, Ling Dang gradually took off the cloak on her head, revealing a remarkably beautiful face that could take a man’s breath away and make women envious.
Slowly, she raised both hands. Light ﬂickered within the Sidhe Empress’ eyes; a layer of greenish lush brilliance rose up from her body. Immediately after, the twelve cloaked ﬁgures behind her had also started removing their cloaks. The twelve rays of jade green light soared to the sky at the same time and the thirteen rays of light merged together, transforming into a light beam that erupted in the sky. The dense life aura clashed violently with the Destruction Energy within the Destruction Celestial Territory.
The heaven and earth shook - the Destruction Celestial Territory was forcefully struck open, creating a huge hole. Furthermore, the almost endless shade of green had spread itself, becoming on par with the Destruction Celestial Territory within a short period of time. The Nature Celestial Territory set up by the Sidhe Empress, with the support of the other twelve elders, was not inferior to the Destruction Celestial Territory set up by Fen Tian, Huang Xingyun and the other four Heavenly Gods.
Indeed, this was the Peerless Sect’s hidden trump. Earlier when Zhou Weiqing was still with the Sidhe, he had already discussed the matter with the Sidhe Empress. Even if they did not share the peculiar connection, the Sidhe Empress would still be willing to come over to help him, because of the man behind Huang Xingyun and Fen Tian. She was one of the people that sealed the Lord of the Nether - how could she allow the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley to behave unscrupulously, and bring the Lord of the Nether back into the human world? A Max Level Heavenly God. The moment the Sidhe Empress released her Nature Celestial Territory, everyone present could sense how strong her cultivation base was. Moreover, there were four other Heavenly Gods within the twelve elders, whose power erupted at the same time. The other eight elders were Max Level Heavenly Emperors.
Such a powerful force! They were actually on the Peerless Sect’s side.
Apart from the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley, the person who was most in shock was Shangguan Tianyang. The Heaven’s Expanse Palace had always maintained good relations with the sidhe. To a certain extent, they could be considered as allies. However, Shangguan Tianyang was very clear that it was impossible for him to invite the Sidhe Empress. More importantly, he had seen the Sidhe Empress in the past before, but she was far less powerful compared to her current state. Within the entire race, the Sidhe Queen was the only Heavenly God, but she was deﬁnitely not a Max Level Heavenly God.
It could be said that the appearance of the thirteen powerhouses from the sidhe had turned things around. That was because the suppressive power displayed by two enormous dragons had been reversed. Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun were unable to take the upper hand once again. Zhou Weiqing stood next to the Sidhe Queen and said smilingly, “Your Empress, I will leave the two enormous dragons to you. They are my friends, except that they are under the control of the Destruction Attribute. Please do not hurt them. After I ﬁnish dealing with this, I believe that I might know of a way to free them.”
“Don’t worry, the dragons are friends of the sidhe race.” The Sidhe Empress nodded her head slightly. The look in her eyes as she glanced over at Zhou Weiqing was so gentle that it would make several men envious. However, at the same time, it made the leaders of the other Saint Lands more astonished instead as they were wondering what kind of relationship did Zhou Weiqing share with the Sidhe Empress, such that he could make the Sidhe Empress obey his commands. Zhou Weiqing looked at Huang Xingyun and Fen Tian provocatively and said, “So? Do you still have any other hidden trumps? If you do, bring them all out. Let’s see if you’re stronger than us.”
As Zhou Weiqing spoke, the Peerless Sect powerhouses
started equipping themselves with their Consolidated
The people who attracted the most attention were the three Shangguan sisters and Tian’er. The four of them were Heavenly Emperors - even though they were only Low Level Heavenly Emperors, they managed to become one at such a young age.
Tian’er was wearing the exact same God Vanquishing Heavenly Spirit Set as her father. However, the golden light that was emitting from her body was a lot brighter. Golden starlight was also ﬂickering around her body. The intense Saint Energy ripples emitting from her were of the same root as Zhou Weiqing’s. Nonetheless, Shangguan Xue’er was the one who had astonished everyone the most. Even though she was a Heavenly Emperor, wearing the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set, she did not come across as lofty as Shangguan Tianyang on the whole. However, it must not be forgotten that Shangguan Xue’er’s cultivation method was different from Shangguan Tianyang’s. In terms of offensive power, her sharp and swift swordsmanship had surpassed that of Shangguan Tianyang’s.
Shangguan Fei’er was also equipped with an ten-piece Consolidated Equipment Set. It was slender and dazzling with a footlong sharp blade at every joint. Amongst the three sisters, her Duo Physical Jewels’ Legendary Set appeared to be the thickest and heaviest.
Similarly, Shangguan Bing’er also had a ten-piece Legendary Set. It was ﬂickering with greenish golden light, particularly the enormous pair of Wings of the Wind God on the back, which was extremely dazzling.
The Peerless Sect’s power had been completely displayed. Even without the presence of the sidhe, the Peerless Sect currently had at least one Heavenly God and six Heavenly Emperors in their midst. Their power was sufﬁcient to allow them to possess the glory and honor of a Saint Land, even without taking the Saint Energy into consideration. What other hidden trump did Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun have? Perhaps they still did, but it could be a hidden trump that they could not be easily shown.
“Go.” Fen Tian shouted, lifting both hands towards the sky. The Destruction Celestial Territory in mid-air immediately rammed into the Nature Celestial Territory, akin to strong winds sweeping the clouds away.
The Sidhe Empress remained calm - a jade green scepter appeared within her right hand. Pointing the scepter forward, the Nature Celestial Territory immediately covered the entire sky, transforming into an endless amount of Nature power, striking back.
The two great Celestial Territories collided violently with each other. What astonished Fen Tian was the fact that his unfailing Destruction Celestial Territory actually could not manifest its Destruction effects against the Sidhe Empress’ Nature Celestial Territory, such as devouring it.
It was deﬁnitely not any simple Nature Attribute energy - there was the presence of the Saint Energy. It was…the Life Saint Energy? One of the branches of the Creation Saint Energy. Perhaps, in terms of level of purity, the Life Saint Energy could not be compared to Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun’s Destruction Energy. However, in terms of overall power, the Sidhe Empress and the twelve sidhe elders were more powerful than them. Hence, during the collision of the Celestial
Territories, none of them was able to gain the upper hand.
As the collision occurred, the powerhouses from both sides began to take action as well.
Xue AoTian sighed softly - he knew that the thousand-year foundation of the Heavenly Snow Mountain might not be able to survive today.
Several powerhouses from the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley descended from the backs of Hui Yao and Duo Si, the enormous dragons. They coordinated with the powerhouses on the ground and charged towards the Peerless Sect, the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace frantically.
Due to the new addition of powerhouses, their total headcount of the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley had far exceeded that of their opponent’s. Coupled with the fact that they shared the same origin of the Destruction Attribute, with this attack, the Destruction Energy had instantly ﬁlled the entire sky and earth.
Long Shiya went after Shen Mo - earlier on, they did not manage to ﬁnish their ﬁght and hence victory was not determined. Naturally, this time, he was not going to hold back. None of them wanted their own attacks to affect their comrades, hence, sharing the same thoughts, the both of them soared up to the sky at the same time before looking for a battleﬁeld in the sky.
On the other hand, Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu led a group of powerhouses from the Passion Valley and headed straight for the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. The two enormous dragons in mid-air descended to the ground and charged towards the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
“Boundless Inﬁnitum, Stars and Moon rotate,” shouted Shangguan Tianyang with widened eyes. All 108 powerhouses from the Heaven’s Expanse Palace reacted at the same time. White smoke spread out in an instant and boundless energy ripples collided violently with Huang Xingyun and his wife.
The Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation was much more powerful than the ordinary Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation that he used against Xue AoTian in the past. It had forcefully blocked Huang Xingyun and his wife.
The total number of powerhouses of both the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell had added up to more than 400, whereas there were only slightly over 200 powerhouses on the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, the Peerless Sect and the Heavenly Snow Mountain’s side, including the Heavenly Beast guardians.
The jade green light swept through the air - the Nature Celestial Territory forcefully charged towards Hui Yao and Duo Si, enveloping them within it.
After all, Hui Yao was also a Max Level Heavenly God. Now that he had possessed the Destruction Attribute, his power was naturally a lot more overbearing than before. Additionally, Duo Si had also became a High Level Heavenly God, with a foot stepping into the realm of the Max Level Stage. In terms of power, they were not inferior to Fen Tian and Huang Xingyun.
Letting out a frenzied roar, the two enormous dragons erupted almost immediately, charging left and right within the Life Celestial Territory. Terrifying energy ripples had instantly destroyed the Heavenly Snow Castle, smashing it into smithereens.
“Let’s go up,” said the Sidhe Empress in a low voice. She led the twelve Sidhe elders, soaring up into the sky at the same time. Using the Nature Celestial Territory, she maneuvered the two enormous dragons out of the battleﬁeld temporarily.
Zhou Weiqing’s judgment of the present situation was extremely accurate - he was able to tell what was going on the moment Hui Yao and Dao Si had appeared. If the two enormous dragons were present on the battleﬁeld, then the power of the Heavenly Beast guardians of the Heavenly Snow Mountain would be greatly weakened. In the face of the Dragon Emperor Bloodline’s might, they might not be able to display any prowess.
Hence, he had sent the Sidhe Empress and the sidhe to deal with the two enormous dragons, Firstly, they were not at a disadvantage in terms of the bloodline, and hence they would not be affected by the pressure inﬂicted by the two dragons. At the same time, Zhou Weiqing did not wish to hurt Hui Yao and Duo Si! Only the sidhe’s power had the ability to suppress them without hurting them. At the same time, Zhou Weiqing took the needs of the Sidhe into consideration - the sidhe were kind and advocates of peace. They did not like to engage in killings of any sort. Furthermore, they did not possess as much actual combat experience. Hence, even though they had ﬁve Heavenly Gods
on their side, the only individual who was powerful enough
with combat abilities was none other than the Sidhe Empress. If they were to take part in a battle, they might be injured. If that were to happen, Zhou Weiqing would not be able to be accountable to the Sidhe Empress!
Of course, since the Sidhe were dealing with the two enormous dragons, the pressure on the battleﬁeld was increased as a result. Zhou Weiqing had underestimated the number of powerhouses the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley had on their side.
The sidhe and the two enormous dragons had risen to the sky. Fen Tian did not follow suit - he knew clearly that the battle on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain was the most important one, especially the ﬁght against Zhou Weiqing.
At this very moment, Fen Tian had fully comprehended that key person within the three great Saint Lands was not Shangguan Tianyang or Xue AoTian - it was Zhou Weiqing, the young Sect Leader of the Peerless Sect. He was the leader. Clearly, everything was under his control. His status as a leader was naturally unquestionable, since Zhou Weiqing was able to mobilize the top powerhouses of the Sidhe. In truth, he did not know, and neither did the Heaven’s Expanse Palace nor the Heavenly Mountain, who just found out not long ago, that
Zhou Weiqing had a hidden trump as such.
Two rays of swift chilly light shot out from Fen Tian’s eyes and headed towards Zhou Weiqing.
Zhou Weiqing returned him with a provocative look - he was not intimidated at all. Even though he was still a Max Level Heavenly Emperor who had not broken through to the Heavenly God Stage, he was not timid when faced with a Max Level Heavenly God like Fen Tian.
He held the two hammers in his hands and prepared himself
- the hammer in his right hand pointed in the direction of Fen Tian. Bright starlight suddenly erupted from his body, a halo made of revolving nebula suspended above Zhou Weiqing’s head.
This time, the diameter of the halo was approximately ﬁve meters. It merely enveloped Zhou Weiqing within it. However, Zhou Weiqing’s chest lit up, as he bathed himself within the nebula light - the Astral Saint Core Nucleus and the Astral Celestial Territory responded to each other from afar. The golden Nebula Saint Energy from before gradually became whitish gold instead.
Pure and dense Saint Energy ripples immediately erupted from Zhou Weiqing’s body. The dense Saint Energy ripples had caused the Blood Red Hell powerhouses to stop advancing towards him immediately, with fright on their faces. They did not dare to approach him any further.
Fen Tian had a horriﬁed look on his face as well. Even though there were several hundred meters between the both of them, he could clearly sense the frightening pressure and threatening aura posed by Zhou Weiqing. The whitish golden Saint Energy aura, mixed with a little gold, that was emitting from Zhou Weiqing’s body had made him feel as though the Destruction Energy within his body was suppressed. Without a doubt, his Destruction Energy was inferior to Zhou Weiqing’s Creation Energy. This was the difference in the power of Attributes.
Fen Tian placed his hands together above his head. With his entire body behind his Legendary Set, a huge scarlet sword had appeared within his hands. Without any ﬂashy moves, it headed towards Zhou Weiqing. The dark purple light transformed into an enormous light blade, directly striking Zhou Weiqing with the countless gigantic devouring mouths as the backdrop in the sky.
Zhou Weiqing snorted. The Dual Legendary Hammers within his hands completely became whitish golden under the inﬂuence of the Nebula Saint Energy, as he raised them upwards.
A loud bang was heard, smashing a huge space in the surrounding. The dark purple light blade had shattered, while Zhou Weiqing had retreated two steps to stabilize himself with much difﬁculty.
The corner of his mouth twitched in disdain - Zhou Weiqing understood that Fen Tian wanted to use strength to suppress him. However, with the level of purity of his Saint Energy, what was there to be afraid of?
Chapter296 - Zhou Weiqing’s Other Hidden Trump
The enormous wings on Zhou Weiqing’s back spread wide open - he had completely unleashed his Dragon-Tiger Demon God Transformation. The hammer in his left hand pointed towards the sky. Suddenly, the wings on his back ﬂapped and Zhou Weiqing had also soared up into the sky.
The sky was the actual battleﬁeld of the Heavenly Gods. Or else, if they were to constantly clash and collide on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain, the other Heavenly Kings and Emperors would end up perishing within a short period of time.
A while back, when Zhou Weiqing was still a Mid Level Heavenly Emperor, he had fought against the Sidhe Empress head-on. At this moment, he was already a Max Level Heavenly Emperor - why would he be afraid of Fen Tian? The Creation Energy and the Destruction Energy were polar opposites; additionally, Zhou Weiqing had cultivated the pure Saint Energy all by himself. On the other hand, Fen Tian’s Destruction Energy came from an external source. It was impossible for his Destruction Energy to match up to Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy, in terms of purity. Following both their ascents to the sky, the entire battleﬁeld was partitioned into ﬁve areas. In the sky, there were the sidhe in the midst of suppressing the two enormous dragons, the heated battle between the Heavenly Gods Long Shiya and Shen Mo, as well as Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian’s battle that was about to begin.
On the ground, there were the two High Level Heavenly Gods, Huang Xingyun and his wife, as well as several hundred of the Passion Valley powerhouses, going against the Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation. Last but not least, there were also the Blood Red Hell powerhouses surrounding Xue AoTian, who had the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect powerhouses under his command.
In terms of power comparison, the sidhe in the sky had a slight upper hand over the dragons, but the dragons’ combat prowess was stronger than the sidhe’s, albeit being on the same level. Furthermore, the Sidhe Empress was instructed not to hurt them. It was impossible to determine victory or defeat within such a short period of time, as they were in a stalemate.
As for Long Shiya and Shen Mo, they were also evenly matched - it was also impossible to determine victory or defeat within a short period of time. On the other hand, the battle between Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian might have reached a crucial point, but it was also impossible to determine victory or defeat within a short period of time.
In other words, the three battles in the sky required a prolonged period of time before victory and defeat could be determined.
On the ground, even though the Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation was overbearing, Huang Xingyun and his wife had been a couple for a very long time, not forgetting the fact that they were currently both High Level Heavenly Gods. By joining forces, even if they could not break the Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation, they could still subdue the Heaven’s Expanse Palace powerhouses.
Hence, in other words, the four battles had reached a stalemate. The only battle with apparent power difference was the one with the largest number of powerhouses.
Even though Xue AoTian was commanding over the Heavenly Snow Mountain, their enemy had four times as many people on their side. Furthermore, they possessed the Destruction Attribute. The moment the battle started, they were subdued almost immediately, and forced to be on the losing end. In the face of the frenzied attacks of the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley powerhouses, they could only adopt a defensive stance.
After all, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley had more than 70 powerhouses who were at least of the Heavenly Emperor Stage, and the remaining 300 powerhouses were Heavenly Kings. By using the Destruction Attribute, they could even set up a powerful Destruction Celestial Territory. With only one attack, they had caused the Heavenly Snow Mountain to lose six or seven Heavenly Beast guardians.
The Heavenly Snow Mountain had only a hundred odd Heavenly Beast guardians, whereas the Peerless Sect was in a worse position - they only had slightly more than ten people.
The situation on the battleﬁeld was already very clear - the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell powerhouses had to ﬁrst kill off the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect powerhouses before they could support Huang Xingyun and his wife. By then, the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation would be unable to resist against their joint attack. After the ground battles were over, the battles in the sky would no longer be a problem. The only tricky problem they had was the sidhe. However, if they were to surround them and attack from all sides, how would it be possible for the sidhe to defend against them?
Even though Zhou Weiqing had invited many powerhouses from the sidhe race, on the whole, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley had the upper hand.
Zhou Weiqing had not anticipated a situation as this. The sidhe were the key problem. Their kind natures as well as their resistance against killing had caused them to be unable to fully display their powers and strength. Furthermore, the appearance of Hui Yao and his wife was something that Zhou Weiqing had never expected. The situation on the battleﬁeld had become a lot more complicated as a result.
Xue AoTian constantly waved his God Spirit Staff, using the Heavenly Spirit Celestial Territory to resist against the Destruction Celestial Territory with much difﬁculty. Even though he was a Heavenly God, all he could currently do was defend against the Destruction Celestial Territory that his opponents had set up in unison. Or else, once the Destruction Energy enveloped them, his army would be completely defeated in a short period of time.
As the former number one powerhouse in the world, Xue AoTian had never felt this depressed before, but he had no other choice. This was because he could only withstand the attack from the enemy with the help of Tian’er’s God Spirit Staff that was releasing Saint Energy. The combined Destruction Energy released by more than 400 powerhouses was not something that Xue AoTian alone could resist.
Even though the Tiger King Xue AoYing and the Lion King Gu SiTe, who were riding on their Heavenly Beast guardians, managed to provide some support, the Blood Red Hell powerhouses had evidently trained together for a prolonged period of time, hence, their impeccable coordination did not give them a chance to break their defense. Their combined attacks managed to force them to retreat, little by little.
The individuals with the most number of kills amongst the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect powerhouses were in fact the ten odd powerhouses from the Peerless Sect - Shangguan Xue’er in particular.
Equipped with the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set, Shangguan Xue’er’s body itself was akin to an unsheathed sharp sword.
The crystal clear armor on her body was like a layer of gelatin, with mist circulating within in - it was not entirely solid. The only thing that remained unchanged was the Boundless Inﬁnitum Sword within Shangguan Xue’er’s hand. Very quickly, the power of the eleven-piece Boundless Inﬁnitum Set had been revealed on the battleﬁeld.
Just her alone with a sword in her hand, Shangguan Xue’er charged right into the enemy’s battle formation.
The snow white sword light, akin to a legendary dragon coming out of the sea, struck the enemies in the most direct manner. At the same time, at least more than ten Blood Red Hell and Passion Valley powerhouses charged towards Shangguan Xue’er, attacking her.
However, the moment their attacks landed on Shangguan Xue’er’s body, all they could sense was vast mist, as though their attacks had struck a water body and vanished. On the other hand, Shangguan Xue’er’s terrifying swordsmanship had taken the lives of two Heavenly Kings in an instant.
The Heavenly Core Nucleus that Shangguan Xue’er had condensed was the same as both her younger sister’s - it was a half Heavenly Core Nucleus. Hence, the Destruction Attribute had little impact on her. Since she was a child, she had diligently trained herself in swordsmanship. The sharp attacks from her powerful swordsmanship were invincible. Even the Heavenly Emperors who were directly across from Shangguan Xue’er, who was equipped with the complete Boundless Inﬁnitum Set, had to dodge instead of facing her head on.
Hence, Shangguan Xue’er was an anomaly who could easily maneuver through the enemy’s battle formation. While the Heavenly Emperors were able to counterattack or dodge her attacks, on the other hand, she killed off seven Heavenly Kings in just a short period of time - four of them even immediately transformed into skeletons upon death.
How was it possible for the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley to nurture that many Heavenly Kings and Gods within such a short number of years? Just like the people who ambushed Zhou Weiqing previously, more than half of them were resurrected skeletons of ancestors, that were dug out of their graves, and were used to ﬁght in these battles. Only a small number of them were able to recover their memories - the rest of them were mere killing machines.
Earlier on, Xue AoTian had heard about this situation from Tian’er. However, upon seeing it for himself, it shocked him even more. Even though they were all from Saint Lands, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley were actually willing to sacriﬁce their ancestors. This made the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord harbor implacable hatred towards them. Fortunately, with Shangguan Xue’er’s series of killings, the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect were in a more stable position - they had gathered together to form a closely packed formation and managed to resist the attacks of the enemy, albeit with much difﬁculty. The death toll on both sides continued to rise - the Heavenly Snow Mountain’s Heavenly Beast guardians had the most number of casualties.
What should I do? At this moment, Xue AoTian’s heart was ﬁlled with extreme hatred. He was so tempted to charge right into the enemy’s battle formation and detonate his Heavenly Core Nucleus, killing himself together with the enemy. This was his Heavenly Snow Mountain! Within such a short period of time, the battles had caused the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain to be in a complete mess - even the Heavenly Snow Castle had long been destroyed. How could the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord not be infuriated?
However, he was very clear that it was not that easy for him to self-detonate. In the event he self-detonated, perhaps not every single enemy would die, but on the other hand, his comrades might be entirely wiped out. It might even affect the Heaven’s Expanse Palace that was not far from them. Of course, self-detonation was impossible, but if he continued getting drained like this, it would become more and more disadvantageous for them. The power difference between both sides was too big - even though the enemy did not have a Heavenly God, they were able to rely on their superior attribute to suppress the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect. A Heavenly God like Xue AoTian had to resist their attacks with all his might, to the point where he did not even have the chance to make an offensive attack. It could be said that they had reached the critical moment of life and death.
From the looks of it, the other four battles were still temporarily in the state of stalemate. The sidhe still evidently had the upper hand, but in truth, once that battle was over, it would lead to a chain reaction!
Just as the Wan Shou was in critical danger, suddenly, a deep and digniﬁed dragon’s roar was heard. An enormous ﬁgure directly soared up from the precipice next to the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
The ﬁerce winds blew wildly, a swift and powerful ﬁgure charged right into the middle of the battleﬁeld, causing the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley powerhouses that were standing right in front to be dumbstruck. Their attacks were temporarily halted as well. It was an enormous black dragon. Its massive body constantly emitted dense Darkness aura. When Xue AoTian had sensed the Darkness Attribute erupting from its body, it gave him the chills.
It’s over - the enemy actually has another black dragon that was of the Heavenly God Stage. With the addition of the black dragon, how can this battle continue? We will deﬁnitely be defeated, without a doubt. The Dragon Tribe had always been the most powerful amongst all the Heavenly Beasts. Even though the black dragon before his eyes did not possess the powerful Dragon Emperor Bloodline, it was still an enormous dragon after all! Its great power, coupled with the prestige of its bloodline’s aura - the joint forces of the Peerless Sect and the Heavenly Snow Mountain had no chance of winning.
Despair erupted from Xue AoTian’s body; even his God Vanquishing Heavenly Spirit Set released a layer of white misty luster. Determination appeared within Xue AoTian’s eyes. He was already prepared to die in glory. As the Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord, he was prepared to lose his life on the battleﬁeld - he was no longer going to resist the Destruction Attribute.
However, at this moment, Tian’er’s voice rang in his ear. “Father, do not be reckless. It is ours.”
Hearing Tian’er’s words, Xue AoTian couldn’t help but stare blankly, “What did you say? That…that belongs to us?” Tian’er looked slightly unhappy but ultimately, she nodded, “Thanks to the womanizing ways of your dear son-in-law.”
Earlier, Xue AoTian had quickly jumped to conclusions as a result of what happened before - according to his analysis, if the enemy was able to bring forth two enormous dragons, naturally, it was possible for them to bring a third one. Furthermore, this was a black dragon who released the Darkness Attribute. As someone who possessed the Divine Attribute, he was naturally prejudiced and hostile against users of the Darkness Attribute. Hence, he had immediately assumed that it belonged to the enemy. After hearing what Tian’er said, Xue AoTian looked at the dragon once again.
He saw a woman standing on the head of the black dragon with such grandeur. Because the woman was all decked in black, under the concealment of the Darkness Energy given off by the Tenebrous Demon Dragon, she could not be clearly seen. Leaning against the horn on the head of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon, she had an icy look on her remarkably beautiful face. Albeit faintly, one could see the unwavering killing intent and the superior digniﬁed aura in her eyes.
Once the enormous black dragon appeared on the battleﬁeld, it started spitting out tyrannical dragon ﬂames. Even though the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley powerhouses were not afraid of it as they joined forces, this was a sudden attack. Furthermore, it was an attack from a Heavenly God. They had no choice but to swiftly retreat before putting up a defense together.
This woman, riding on a dragon, who came at the most crucial moment of the battle was none other than Dongfang Hanyue, the woman who Zhou Weiqing had a ﬂing with on the Xuantian Continent.
Indeed, this was Zhou Weiqing’s other hidden trump - one that had shocked everyone. To put it more accurately, it was his last resort hidden trump.
Not long ago, Dongfang Hanyue rode on the Tenebrous Demon Dragon and suddenly made an appearance on the Boundless Mainland. Using the trace of Saint Energy she shared with Zhou Weiqing, she managed to locate Zhou Weiqing, with the help of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon.
This was also the reason why Zhou Weiqing’s wives had an unhappy look on their faces earlier. Shangguan Bing’er was the only person aware of Zhou Weiqing’s relation with Dongfang Hanyue - the rest of them were in the dark. Since she came knocking on his door, it was no wonder they were unhappy. Due to the fact that the Grand Tournament was about to begin, Zhou Weiqing did not have much time to explain himself. Hence, his wives had isolated him earlier. Furthermore, he had no right to blame Dongfang Hanyue - it was his fault that he could not suppress his lust.
The reason why Dongfang Hanyue came looking for Zhou Weiqing was simple - she wanted to tell Zhou Weiqing something, which had left Zhou Weiqing completely stunned, with no other choice but to accept her arrival.
Dongfang Hanyue told Zhou Weiqing that she had given birth to his son recently. Indeed, it was that one time - he had hit the jackpot, a match made in heaven, and Dongfang Hanyue was blessed with Zhou Weiqing’s son. The child remained on the Xuantian Continent, becoming the next successor of the Xuantian Continent. The reason why Dongfang Hanyue came was simple - she wanted to negotiate certain terms with Zhou Weiqing. It was not possible for the child to grow up without a father, hence she wanted to request for Zhou Weiqing to live on the Xuantian Continent for a month, every year from now on, to accompany her and their son.
As the Xuantian Palace Master, Dongfang Hanyue had a tough personality. Additionally, this request of hers had forced Zhou Weiqing to devote one month of his time every year - naturally, she did not get along that well with Tian’er, the three Shangguan sisters, and Little Witch.
Henceforth, the unlucky Zhou Weiqing was directly relegated to purgatory. During the few days before the Grand Tournament, his wives had completely ignored him.
Even though Dongfang Hanyue could not get along well with his wives, the moment she heard that there was a possibility that Zhou Weiqing could die in the battle on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain, she tagged along. Naturally, she did not make her appearance earlier. She also refused to stick around Tian’er and the other ladies. However, during the crucial moment, she had ﬁnally decided to take action. Even though she was extremely enraged by Zhou Weiqing’s womanizing ways, she could clearly distinguish what was important.
Dongfang Hanyue took a deep breath, a copious amount of powerful energy erupted from within her body. In an instant, rays of dark golden light ﬂickered from her body - she had directly entered the state of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon Transformation. Dongfang Hanyue had the Tenebrous Demon Dragon bloodline within her body. Even though her Tenebrous Demon Dragon Transformation was still inferior to Zhou Weiqing’s Dragon-Tiger Demon God Transformation, the biggest advantage of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon Transformation
was that it allowed her body to be perfectly merged as one with the Tenebrous Demon Dragon itself and engage in combat. This was something that the Heavenly Snow Mountain powerhouses could not do with their respective Heavenly Beast guardian.
An enormous pair of wings spread wide open on Dongfang Hanyue’s back. She had also equipped herself with the Legendary Set that she had shown Zhou Weiqing previously.
One by one, dark golden plates of armor appeared on her body. Very quickly, six pieces of them had been completely pieced together. The seventh piece was a helmet - her helmet was akin to a dragon’s mouth. It did not look feminine or beautiful, but it was ﬁlled with a powerful aura. A mask had covered her beautiful face.
After she had equipped herself with all seven pieces of her Legendary Set , immediately after, the eighth one started to appear. The eighth piece extended out from her waist, within the intense dark golden light, the eighth piece merged with the horn of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon behind her back, ﬁrmly anchoring her body on the head of the dragon. The dark golden armor continued extending downwards, combining itself with the head of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon.
A layer of terrifying Darkness Attribute energy erupted from within the body of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon. A rich bout of Darkness Energy was frantically channeled into Dongfang Hanyue’s body via its horn.
At this moment, the ninth dark golden ray of light appeared. This time, the armor directly appeared on the body of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon. The dark golden armor extended from Dreamwake’s feet, anchoring both her legs on the head of the dragon. The armor extended downwards from the Tenebrous Demon Dragon’s neck, covering the dragon’s lower neck - which was its vital point.
Indeed, this was Dongfang Hanyue’s Tenebrous Demon Dragon Set. She had used this Legendary Set to cooperate with the Tenebrous Demon Dragon and forcefully defeated the Terror Sea Dragon at that time.
The present Dongfang Hanyue could not be compared to how she was like back then - even Dongfang Hanyue did not expect herself to have a true Saint Energy seed within her body. When she had given birth to her son, even the her cultivation base was forcefully increased from the Max Level Heavenly Emperor Stage to the Low Level Heavenly God Stage.
A Low Level Heavenly God, coupled with the Tenebrous Demon Dragon which was also a Low Level Heavenly God… their combined power should not be underestimated!
Once again, the tenth dark golden ray of light had appeared. This time, the dark golden ray was glowing from the top of Dreamwake’s head. Thereafter, a melodious dragon’s roar was heard from the Tenebrous Demon Dragon’s mouth. The powerful roar made the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley powerhouses in the surroundings retreat. The combined energy ripples created by two Heavenly Gods was too intimidating. At this moment, although vaguely, a thousand- feet long enormous dragon ﬁgure appeared in the sky. Because it was also black, it was hard to distinguish how it looked within the area covered by the Destruction Celestial Territory. However, its existence was real. It was the Demon Dragon Celestial Territory released by the Tenebrous Demon Dragon and Dongfang Hanyue together.
Next, the eleventh dark golden ray of light appeared on her body. An enormous dark golden spear suspended before her. The spear was seven meters in length; it was thick in the middle, and tapered at both ends. Its entire body was jet black in color. It had the relief sculpture of two enormous coiling dragons on it. In the middle of the spear, where the two enormous dragons converged, there was a dazzling bright red pearl.
In the next moment, Dongfang Hanyue’s right dragon claw wrapped around the pearl, which was right in the middle of the spear.
An extremely terrifying aura suddenly erupted from the bodies of the Tenebrous Demon Dragon and Dongfang Hanyue.
A bright shade of red, like blood, had replaced all the dark golden light in almost an instant. The entire Legendary Set and the spear had become red in color, including the Tenebrous Demon Dragon’s horn.
It was completed - the eleven-piece Tenebrous Demon Dragon Set was ﬁnally completed. The Boundless Inﬁnitum Set, that also had eleven pieces, seemed as though it paled in comparison the moment the Tenebrous Demon Dragon Set had appeared. This did not mean that the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set was inferior to the Tenebrous Demon Dragon set. Instead, it was due to the power of the user. Only Heaven Gods had the ability to fully display the power of a God Set!
The Tenebrous Dragon Slaying Spear in Dongfang Hanyue’s hand connected the dots in the air, and ten rays of blood red light came descending from the sky. Immediately after, ten balls of blood red mist exploded in the sky. The ten powerhouses of the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley did not even have the opportunity to guard themselves against the terrifying Tenebrous Dragon Slaying Spear, and ended up turning into blood red mist in an instant.
Zhou Weiqing had also channeled Saint Energy into Dongfang Hanyue’s body previously. She was not afraid of the Destruction Celestial Territory at all. Moreover, as the Demon Dragon Celestial Territory orbited in the sky, it forcefully broke open a huge hole within the Destruction Celestial Territory.
It could be said that apart from the Sidhe Empress, Dongfang Hanyue was the strongest powerhouses on the battleﬁeld on Zhou Weiqing’s side. Furthermore, Dongfang Hanyue was not as compassionate and merciful as the Sidhe. As the Xuantian Palace Master, she was ﬁrm and resolute when it came to killing the enemy. As long as the other party was an enemy, he would end up dying in her hands. When Zhou Weiqing’s last resort hidden trump appeared voluntarily, their adverse situation on the battleﬁeld immediately turned around. Even though Dongfang Hanyue was alone and all she had was a dragon, when they joined forces, the both of them, coupled with the eleven-piece Tenebrous Demon Dragon Set, they had the ability to ﬁght against a Max Level Heavenly God. On the other hand, the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell did not have any more Heavenly Gods on their side. Who was able to stop Dongfang Hanyue’s attacks?
Under extreme helplessness, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley had dispatched forty Heavenly Emperors to surround Dongfang Hanyue and attack her from all directions. Only then did the speed of her Dragon Spear reduce.
“Kill——” Dongfang Hanyue’s appearance had greatly decreased the pressure placed on Xue AoTian. He no longer had to put in all his effort and might to resist against the Destruction Celestial Territory. The Heavenly Snow Mountain Lord could ﬁnally participate in the battle by attacking the enemy. In terms of the headcount, they had less than a hundred people on their side, whereas their enemy still had nearly 400 powerhouses. However, they had three Heavenly Gods - the battle was no longer tilted to one side. It was still hard to determine which side was going to emerge victorious. However, due to the terrifying destructive power of Dongfang Hanyue’s Dragon Spear, victory was leaning towards the
Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect.
In the previous Grand Tournament, Xue AoTian was the only Heavenly God. But this time? Just within the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain itself, there were more than ten Heavenly Gods!
The battleﬁeld on this side had stabilized. On the other side, the battle between the Shangguan brothers, who were leading the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation, and Huang Xingyun and his wife, Yun Ruoyu, was in full swing.
In terms of cultivation base, Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu had the absolute upper hand. However, the current situation on the battleﬁeld said otherwise - they were on the losing end.
For the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation to be considered as the Heaven’s Expanse Palace’s trump card, how could it be that easy to be dealt with? Without the presence of a Heavenly God to lead them, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace still managed to be the number one Saint Land for the past couple of years. It was deﬁnitely not because of sheer luck.
The moment the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation had been unleashed, it made Huang Xingyun and his wife feel as though they became a pure, whole entity. Regardless of where they attacked or ran to, they were greeted by the combined energy and power of all 108 Heaven’s Expanse Palace powerhouses.
The Shangguan brothers, Tianyang and Tianyue, were the central “eyes” of the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation. The Destruction Celestial Territory had no effect within the formation. This was also one of the unique characteristic of the formation - disabling any effects of Celestial Territories.
Even though it was true that Heavenly Gods were powerful, Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu’s own attacks were weakened by half as a result of the formation. Thereafter, the power of their attacks were equally split amongst the Heaven’s Expanse Palace powerhouses, who were able to rely on the profound nature of the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation to dissolve their attacks with ease.
The formation did not directly attack Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu, and yet… every single time the faint white mist swept past them, they felt as though their lives were threatened, forcing them to mobilize their Heavenly Energy at full capacity to counter it.
High Level Heavenly God powerhouses presently had the highest status in the world. Even so, there was still a limit to the Heavenly Energy that they possessed. Continuous draining of their Heavenly Energy would constantly weaken their cultivation base. Since the Heaven’s Expanse Palace powerhouses were using the Heavenly Spirit and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation to create a fantastic energy circulation, each individual’s energy drain would be far less than Huang Xingyun and his wife.
If Huang Xingyun could make a choice all over again, he would have rather gone to ﬁght against Zhou Weiqing instead of being trapped within the Heavenly Spirit and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation. It felt too painful to be unable to fully use his power. Furthermore, even if he wanted to escape, it was impossible for him to do so. Within the vast misty formation, he was unable to charge out of it - even with his will. Hence, he was also unable to sense what was happening in the external world.
I don’t think that the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation that Xue AoTian was faced with in the past was as powerful as the current one, right? Huang Xingyun lamented in his heart, and was ﬁlled with hatred. He could only hope that the other battles would end as quickly as possible, so they could go over to lend him a helping hand. Even though he and his wife were unable to break out of the formation, he could sense that the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation was already at its limit when faced with their joint attacks. As long as another Heavenly God was roped in to support them, they would deﬁnitely be able to break out of the formation.
Huang Xingyun still had a rather accurate judgment of the current state of affairs on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain. From what he could tell, their people had the absolute upper hand in at least two of the battles.
One of which was the battle where the main forces on both sides were ﬁghting head on - in terms of numerical strength and attributes, they had the upper hand. He believed that the battle would end within a short period of time. The other battle was naturally the one Fen Tian was in. Huang Xingyun knew Fen Tian’s strength and abilities very well. A Max Level Heavenly God could easily kill off the Peerless Sect fellow within a short period of time. By then, as long as Fen Tian gave him a helping hand, then naturally, his battle would end within the shortest time possible.
“Xingyun, we need to conserve some of our Heavenly Energy,” Yun Ruoyu’s voice rang in Huang Xingyun’s ear.
Huang Xingyun nodded. The husband and wife held hands, as the distorted Darkness light continuously orbited around their bodies. Even though they were trapped within the formation and hence were unable to absorb the attributes’ energy from the external world, given their high cultivation base, the Heavenly Energy generated from the bodies could sustain them for a very long period of time.
The two brothers, Shangguan Tianyang and Tianyue, were calmly observing Huang Xingyun and his wife. Seeing them take on a defensive stance, the brothers could not help but smile.
They knew the essence of the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation best. In a way, this formation was almost perfect - regardless of where the enemy attacked from, the formation could not be broken, unless the opponent’s power was three times stronger than the combined power of everyone supporting the formation. Within the formation, all laws were rendered ineffective, and Celestial Territories could not be used either.
However, the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation had a weakness - its offensive power was insufﬁcient. Based on Huang Xingyun and his wife’s powers, even if they had no defense mechanism put in place, the Heavenly Spirits and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation would still be unable to harm them. If that was truly the case, the situation would have been reversed - sustaining the formation would cause them to drain a large amount of energy after all. If Huang Xingyun and his wife were able to hold out, ultimately, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace powerhouses would be the ones to fully drain their Heavenly Energy.
It might be easy to say that, but under the threat of losing one’s life at any moment within the formation, nobody would dare to forgo their defense mechanisms, allowing them to attack freely. Furthermore, this weakness was aimed speciﬁcally at the Heavenly Gods. Huang Xingyun and his wife still did not have the courage to abandon their defense. Hence, it was destined that the battle over here would be a very long one. It also looked the calmest compared to the other ongoing battles. At this moment, both battles on the ground had regained the state of equilibrium. However, the three battles in the sky were completely different.
The word ‘spectacular’ could be used to describe the battle between the Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya and the Blood Red Hell Deputy Hell Lord Shen Mo.
In terms of cultivation base on the whole, Shen Mo had a slight upper hand. However, in terms of the control over the Heavenly Energy, it was apparent that Long Shiya had the upper hand. If they had chosen to continue battling in their initial ﬁght, both of them would have ended up fatally injured.
However, they did not choose to continue ﬁghting - instead, they had chosen to stop in the middle of their ﬁght. This time, they would be competing based on the energy restored during the period of time when they were resting.
Once again, Long Shiya’s huge ﬁgure metamorphosed in the sky. However, this time, it was only a hundred meters in height. Even though his Heavenly Energy became a lot richer, it still could not be compared to the massive ﬁgure he had before. On the other hand, on Shen Mo’s side, the enormous devouring mouth appeared again. It continuously launched frenzied attacks towards Long Shiya. Shen Mo hated the Peerless Sect people to the core - even Shen Bu got killed off by Zhou Weiqing; it was something that he could never accept.
They were both Heavenly Gods - naturally, they both have an accurate understanding pertaining to their battle earlier. Shen Mo knew his current condition very well. Even though he was injured and thus affecting his cultivation base, but from what he knew, Long Shiya should be more severely affected. This was due to the fact that Long Shiya had drained too much of his will, and it was harder for will to be restored, compared to the healing of injuries. Within such a short period of time, it was impossible for Long Shiya to make any substantial recovery. This was clearly seen within the battle - it was evident that Long Shiya’s will could only control a hundred meter tall ﬁgure at the moment.
The moment any of the ﬁve ongoing battles had an outcome, it would affect the overall situation. Shen Mo was a lot more optimistic compared to Huang Xingyun, because in his eyes, they had the upper hand in every single battle, apart from the one between the Sidhe and the two enormous dragons. What he wanted to do right now was to kill off Long Shiya, whose will was lacking, in the shortest time possible, before going on a killing spree. Only bloodshed could get rid of the rage in his heart.
Everything that was happening at the moment seemed to be developing in the direction that he wanted - under his powerful attack, Long Shiya was completely unable to launch any effective counterattack, and this was after the Destruction Celestial Territory was being subdued yb the Sidhe’s Nature Celestial Territory. Dealing with Long Shiya’s completely passive defense stance, Shen Mo launched unbridled attacks on all fronts. Every single time a part of Long Shiya’s hundred meter tall ﬁgure’s energy got ripped out by Shen Mo, it would shrink a little. It was a matter of time before Shen Mo defeated him.
The area in the sky occupied by the battle between the Sidhe and the two enormous dragons was the greatest. The Sidhe Empress became the main restrictive power within the formation.
Even though the Nature Celestial Territory Formation set up by the twelve elders was able to restrain Hui Yao and Duo Si, these two enormous dragons were too powerful and strong - especially after they had possessed the Destruction Attribute. It had caused their attacks to become extremely terrifying. Hui Yao’s cultivation base was even higher than that of Fen Tian’s. If it were truly up to them to attack at full force, the formation would not be able to bind them.
From the looks of it, the Sidhe might have ﬁve Heavenly Gods on their side, but in truth, the four elders had only broken through to the Heavenly God Stage a while back. Without the Sidhe Empress, Hui Yao alone could easily defeat them all.
However, the present Sidhe were no longer as weak as they used to be when they were living in seclusion within their sealed grounds. With the evolution of the Sidhe Ancient Tree, as well as the Sidhe Queen’s evolution to the Sidhe Empress, they were not easy targets at all.
In ancient times, the Sidhe Empress was as equally renowned as the Dragon Emperor!
Chapter297 - Zhou Weiqing vs Fen Tian
From the looks of it, the Sidhe Empress, who was within the Nature Celestial Territory, did not seem very powerful. She had once again taken the form of a hundred meter tall Mother Nature which was even smaller than Duo Si. However, her presence had signiﬁcantly strengthened the entire Nature Celestial Territory.
Even though Hui Yao and Duo Si had lost their will, their thousand years’ worth of combat experiences were still ingrained. As soon as they launched an attack, they would deﬁnitely be able to ﬁnd the weakest area of the Nature Celestial Territory.
The Sidhe Empress was hovering in mid-air as she continued to swing the Mother Nature Scepter. Rays of jade green light started spreading out, blocking them easily without much effort.
If it was a one-on-one battle, even if the Sidhe Empress were to ﬁght against Hui Yao, she would deﬁnitely be heavily injured. However, at this moment, it was not a one-on-one battle - she had the help of the twelve elders. Furthermore, due to some special reason, even if Hui Yao and Duo Si wanted to attack her, they would not be able to come within a hundred meters of the Sidhe Empress.
Every time a ray of jade green light shone on the two enormous dragons, the dense Destruction Attribute on their bodies would be further suppressed - it would leave their bodies, bit by bit, before getting destroyed by the Nature Celestial Territory Formation.
After comprehending the gist of the Life Saint Energy, the Sidhe Empress could no longer be compared to how she used to be. Even though on the surface it might seem as though her cultivation base had only increased from the High Level Heavenly God Stage to the Max Level Heavenly God Stage, in truth, her power had been increased multifold.
Zhou Weiqing had mentioned previously before that the Sidhe Empress could very well be the most invincible ﬁgure in the world - if his own cultivation base had risen to the Heavenly God Stage, then perhaps he would be able to subdue the Sidhe Empress via the superiority of his attributes. However, this was under the circumstances that the Sidhe Empress and the Sidhe Ancient Tree did not merge as one.
After the Sidhe Ancient Tree had evolved, the entire Sidhe race had become a lot more powerful. It was also the reason why the four Sidhe elders could ascend to Heavenly Gods - without the evolution of the Ancient Tree, there was no way they could have made the breakthrough. At this moment, due to the Sidhe Empress’ constant obstruction, the Nature Celestial Territory Formation was extremely effective in restraining the attacks of the two enormous dragons. Even though they were not like Huang Xingyun and his wife, who
could not entirely see what was going on in the external world, they were trapped even deeper. The Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation could not be compared to the Sidhe Empress’ attacks at all. Every ray of light within the Nature’s Celestial Territory was merged with rich Life Saint Energy - as the light shone on both enormous dragons, it did not cause them any actual harm; however, it effectively dispelled the Destruction Energy within their bodies. Hence, it weakened the enormous dragons’ powers. Additionally, after a certain period of time, without needing Zhou Weiqing’s help, the Sidhe Empress’ Life Saint Energy alone might be sufﬁcient to help them recover their consciousness.
Even though the Sidhe Empress was calmly dealing with the situation at hand, she looked very worried. She constantly looked over to the other side of the battleﬁeld with an anxious look on her face.
Even though she had restrained Hui Yao and Duo Si at this moment, their powers had exceeded her expectations. They had to put in so much effort in restraining them, to the point that they were unable to lend Zhou Weiqing a helping hand at all. However, Zhou Weiqing was currently facing Fen Tian! Fen Tian was the leader of the enemy, how was it possible for the Sidhe Empress to not be worried?
Ever since she shared a life connection with Zhou Weiqing, he had held a very important place in her heart. She absolutely did not wish for Zhou Weiqing to be put in any danger. Hence, she kept getting distracted, constantly glancing towards the area of battleﬁeld where Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian were located at. Once Zhou Weiqing was in immediate danger, she would rush over to help him at once.
However, did Zhou Weiqing truly require her help? After a short period of observation, astonishment and disbelief appeared on the face of the Mother Nature that the Sidhe Queen had metamorphosed.
Amongst the ﬁve different battleﬁelds, the battle with the greatest power disparity was not the chaotic battle on the ground - it was the battle between Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian.
It was the battle between a Max Level Heavenly God, who was the Blood Red Hell’s Hell Lord, and a mere Max Level Heavenly Emperor. The difference between each rank above the Heavenly King Stage was extremely huge, and Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian were four full ranks apart.
If his opponent was a different Max Level Heavenly Emperor, Fen Tian would deﬁnitely be conﬁdent of killing him in the time frame of a second. However, his current opponent was Zhou Weiqing, someone who he had to be cautious about.
After soaring into the sky, Fen Tian stared coldly at Zhou Weiqing; none of them took the initiative to make the ﬁrst attack. In Fen Tian’s eyes, Zhou Weiqing’s unpredictability was his biggest threat. He did know what Zhou Weiqing’s most powerful ability was. From how he managed to defeat two Heavenly Emperors easily without much effort, he could tell that even though Zhou Weiqing was a Max Level Heavenly Emperor, he was not as simple as one.
Especially when the enormous pair of wings on Zhou Weiqing’s back spread open, and Zhou Weiqing’s eyes were ﬁlled with a demonic glow, Fen Tian became a lot more vigilant and guarded.
On the surface, Fen Tian seemed to have a completely ruthless personality. In truth, he was an extremely cautious person. He would not lightly take any action unless he was absolutely conﬁdent. To put it simply, he was not one to gamble.
The Astral Celestial Territory hovering above Zhou Weiqing’s head made his whitish golden Saint Energy look more dazzling and magniﬁcent. “Fen Tian, for the sake of your aspiration, you were actually willing to sacriﬁce your ancestors. Today, I will deliver justice on behalf of the heavens.”
Fen Tian looked coldly at Zhou Weiqing, “Our ancestors were merely skeletons in their cofﬁns. By giving them another chance at life, they should be extremely thankful to me instead. I admit that I had underestimated you. If I had face you head on earlier, and killed you before you became more powerful, it would not have been this troublesome. I really did not expect our stumbling block to be the so-called Peerless Sect, instead of the Heavenly Snow Mountain or the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. However, do you really think that you can go against me with just your power alone?”
Zhou Weiqing chuckled and said, “Since you have already assumed that I am incapable of ﬁghting against you, then why don’t you attack me ﬁrst? What are you afraid of? I can tell, Fen Tian, that you are actually an indecisive person. If I were you, I would not have waited till this moment before I take action and would have done all I could to attack a Saint Land a long time ago. Instead, you took your chances and tried to subdue both the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain using your strength to compromise. Perhaps, Huang Xingyun is your stumbling block, and maybe the person behind the scene will eventually become your target. It’s very possible for a mad dog like you to bite his own master after all.”
“Shut up.” Fen Tian’s facial expression changed, An ominous glint ﬂickered in his eyes and pointed his dueling sword at Zhou Weiqing. The extremely terrifying and suppressive aura had rendered Zhou Weiqing speechless in an instant.
The purplish black light rays rushed out of Fen Tian’s body in an instant. Similarly, behind him, an enormous devouring mouth soared. However, it was different from Shen Mo’s - within his devouring mouth, a huge black phantom image could be seen, albeit vaguely. This phantom image seemed to have taken the form of a black enormous crab.
The wave-like purplish black light that revolved around his dueling sword rushed out and the overbearing Destruction aura charged directly at Zhou Weiqing. At the same time, Fen Tian’s body had also become bigger, reaching to a thousand meters in height in a blink of an eye. The enormous devouring mouth, as well as the black phantom image, directly entered Fen Tian’s inﬂated body, while the crab phantom image left a mark on his chest.
The Sidhe Empress’ facial expression had changed because she had seen that.
This was the difference in cultivation base. What Fen Tian had released at this moment was the Destruction God; the overbearing Destruction aura seemed as though it was ripping the heaven and earth apart. Due to its appearance, even the Sidhe Empress’ Nature Celestial Territory had shrunk as a result of its suppression. One could well imagine how powerful Fen Tian was.
Even though Shen Mo could release the Destruction Celestial Territory, he was like a child compared to Fen Tian.
Upon reaching the Max Level Heavenly God Stage, it was akin to having one foot in a completely different realm. Amongst everyone present, only two individuals had reached this level - one was the Sidhe Empress, and the other was Fen Tian - even Hui Yao was still far away from reaching their level.
This was power - a true powerhouse’s power. The dueling sword in Fen Tian’s hand had expanded as well, following the expansion of his body. The purplish black Destruction light on the enormous dueling sword had instantly sealed everything around Zhou Weiqing.Terrifying energy ripples seemed as though they could directly crush him into broken pieces.
As Fen Tian’s opponent, Zhou Weiqing could sense the impact the most. The Destruction Energy had almost broken his Astral Celestial Territory in an instant. Terrifying energy ripples in the sky moved rhythmically in a frenzy; Zhou Weiqing could not breathe at all.
Fen Tian was enraged. The threat posed by Zhou Weiqing had already caused him to activate his most powerful ability. One could well imagine the power of the Destruction God within the Destruction Celestial Territory. The Nature Celestial Territory could not be compared to it at all. If the Sidhe Empress did not rely on the help of the Sidhe Ancient Tree, it would be impossible for her to ﬁght against Fen Tian in his current condition.
What could Zhou Weiqing do? The appearance of the Destruction God had caused the other battles on the ground to slow down. Countless gazes were looking towards the sky; the ﬁerceness in the eyes of the Blood Red Hell and Passion Valley powerhouses became more intense - their morale was boosted. On the other hand, the powerhouses from the Peerless Sect, the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace were evidently stunned speechless. They clearly understood that once Zhou Weiqing got defeated, and once the Destruction God descended from the sky, everything was over.
However, at this time, Zhou Weiqing’s eyes suddenly lit up. The demonic glow in his eyes immediately ﬂickered; the Astral Celestial Territory swiftly shrank, transforming into a ball of light, heading towards Zhou Weiqing. When it had arrived before Zhou Weiqing, it was only the size of a palm. The Astral Celestial Territory quietly slid down and directly plastered itself on the Astral Saint Core Nucleus on Zhou Weiqing’s chest, before merging with it quietly. Immediately, Zhou Weiqing’s entire body lit up. Whitish golden starlight surged out, forcefully supporting its own Celestial Territory within the Destruction light rays. At this moment, Zhou Weiqing’s eyes became gray and he kept the Dual Legendary Hammers in his hands. A rich gray mist was released from his right leg, like a cloud of black smoke, soaring up into the sky as the specks whitish gold starlight revolved around it.
Zhou Weiqing’s ﬁgure had vanished; at the same time, an enormous ﬁgure appeared in the sky. Similarly, it had expanded and reached up to a height of a thousand meters in the blink of an eye. It was not at all inferior to the Destruction God, who was hovering across from it.
It was extremely handsome, with a pair of gray eyes on that pale face. In the center of its forehead, there was a ﬁne vein that extended downwards to the area between its eyebrows. Its massive body emitted a strong demonic aura.
The Demon God. Indeed, it was the Demon God.
Zhou Weiqing was unable to call his Celestial Territory a true territory, and he was also unable to summon the god of his attribute like Fen Tian. However, one must not forget that he possessed power of the Demon God in his bloodline, which was one of the most powerful gods. With the appearance of the Demon God, coupled with the effects of Zhou Weiqing’s Astral Saint Energy, the omnipresent demonic aura forcefully broke the Destruction aura of the Destruction God and forcefully expanded.
The Demon God’s body was very distinct, as though it had a material existence. If not for the fact that several people were aware that Zhou Weiqing was only a Max Level Heavenly Emperor, the spectators might assume that both Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian were evenly matched at this moment, judging by the confrontation between the Demon God and the Destruction God.
Fen Tian’s appearance was manifested in the body of the Destruction God - its entire body was ﬂickering with a dense purplish black light; even its eyes were bursting with purplish black rays. Its long hair was in a demonic shade of purple as well. It was ﬁlled with a ruthless aura.
On the other side, the Demon God that Zhou Weiqing had transformed into clearly did not take on his actual appearance. It was decked in a gray robe that covered its entire body; its gray eyes were ﬁlled with endless pride. Looking at the Destruction God, its eyes were only ﬁlled with strong disdain. The two thousand meter tall giants were facing each other in the air. Additionally, they were both emitting powerful auras that gods possessed. The Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect powerhouses, that were originally in despair, started to have hope again. Even though they did not have a clue as for how Zhou Weiqing did it, but at least at this moment, they had a powerhouse who was strong and powerful enough to go against the enemy.
A human-like smile appeared on the extremely handsome face of the Demon God. Coupled with its bizarre characteristics, it gave off demonic yet charming vibes.
Even though it was smiling, its gray eyes were ﬁlled with extreme coldness. “Fen Tian, show me exactly how much god’s power does your Destruction God possess.”
The amount of shock that Fen Tian was currently experiencing was extremely intense. What deﬁned one as a god? A god was an existence that had transcended human beings. It possessed powers so great that it was capable of fully controlling the heavens and earth.
The Destruction God that Fen Tian had created was deﬁnitely not an actual god. If he could transform himself into an actual god, then he would not be at the Heavenly God Stage, but the legendary Heavenly Change Stage. One could only transform into a god upon reaching the Heavenly Change Stage. If that was the case, he would not be controlled by his master anymore.
Hence, he had merely mobilized and merged his own Destruction Energy with the Destruction Celestial Territory to create an imitation of a Destruction God.
Even though it was just an imitation, Fen Tian could faintly sense god-level powers as well as the formidable power of the Heavenly Change stage. Hence, he could clearly sense that Zhou Weiqing’s Demon God was evidently an actual god!
Fen Tian was very clear with regards to the fact that it was not Zhou Weiqing’s actual body. However, even though it was not Zhou Weiqing’s actual body, just by the fact that he could summon the Demon God had placed him on the losing end, based on the authenticity of the gods.
How did he do it? How in the world did he do it? Fen Tian was completely puzzled. Regardless of his current feelings and thoughts, the battle had to go on. Just like what Zhou Weiqing had said, Zhou Weiqing was somewhat indecisive. In the face of a powerful Demon God, sensing the heaven-like boundless powerful aura from the Demon God’s body, Fen Tian became rather timid. He gradually lifted his enormous sword - the rich purplish black light had turned the sky behind him into a shade of purplish black. However, he got into a defensive stance.
On the other side, the Demon God that Zhou Weiqing had metamorphosed did not move - it only stood there, quietly. The demonic rays within its gray eyes radiated all around. The overbearing pressure had forced the Destruction Celestial Territory to cave, revealing the sky. It could no longer affect the Nature Celestial Territory, and neither could it provide support for the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell powerhouses on the ground.
This was not Zhou Weiqing’s ﬁrst time summoning the Demon God. However, without a doubt, his control over the Demon God had signiﬁcantly increased each time he summoned it.
The ﬁrst time, Zhou Weiqing had summoned a trace of the Demon God’s will; during the second time, he had summoned the projection of the Demon God. This time, he had truly summoned the projection of a Demon God - one with a portion of the Demon God’s abilities.
This was Zhou Weiqing’s power. The marvel of Saint Energy was boundless - it had enhanced the power of his bloodline to the highest degree. It was impossible for Zhou Weiqing to release the actual Demon God, and he was absolutely incapable of becoming the Demon God either. However, he was able to borrow the power of the Demon God to aid him in his battle. Even though he did not know how long he was able to summon the Demon God for, at this very moment, he was the only person who could resist against Fen Tian.
The thousand meter Fen Tian let out an angry roar. Within the sky, terrifying purplish black rays of light immediately rose dramatically, akin to endless waves, heading towards the Demon God’s gray sky and launched a frenzied attack. Rays of purplish black light transformed into enormous devouring mouths that aggressively tore and destroyed the Demonic Energy that ﬁlled the sky.
The Demon God moved - a tinge of anger appeared on its exceedingly handsome face. It appeared as though he was truly angered by Fen Tian. His slowly raised his right hand, and suddenly, it attacked right in front. The Destruction Energy that was within tens of thousands of meters across the sky had completely solidiﬁed - just because the Demon God raised his hand.
The Demon God had suddenly clenched his right hand tightly and immediately, an enormous crack that spanned tens of thousands of meters in the sky had appeared.
The Destruction Energy right at the front had completely vanished in an instant; the enormous crack seemed as though it had torn the entire sky into two. The tyrannical Demonic Energy, that was like strong winds,
Fen Tian was completely stunned - his eyes widened in shock, and two purplish black light beams shot out of his eyes. What did that Demon God do? The Demon God actually devoured my Destruction Energy. How is that possible? Could the Destruction Energy actually be devoured?
If what Fen Tian possessed was Destruction Energy that could truly destroy the world, then it was impossible for the Demon God to devour it. Unfortunately, his Destruction Energy was similar to Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy - it was not the purest, as it contained some impurities within it. In fact, his Destruction Energy was not even as pure as Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy. One could well imagine the how powerful the devouring ability of the Demon God was - moreover, it had the support of Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy. Hence, even the Destruction Energy could still be devoured by the terrifying Demonic Energy.
Based on Zhou Weiqing’s current cultivation base, putting the summoning of the Demon God aside, under normal circumstances, he would still be unable to activate a one-time attack from the Demon God. He was solely relying on the Saint Energy! To put it simply, Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy could be described as an impure heterogeneous version of the Creation Energy.
To any human beings, as well as a majority of gods, a Creation Energy as such was an attractive force that was deadly. Of course, this did not include the Destruction God as his own body was the opposing existence of the Creation Energy.
Hence, Zhou Weiqing was able to borrow the Demonic Energy to summon the projection of the Demon God, which allowed the Demon God, whose actual physical body’s whereabouts was unknown, to receive the Saint Energy from Zhou Weiqing. Even though it was impure and heterogeneous, it was still a Creation Energy after all! It still offered great advantages for the Demon God. The enormous crack in the sky gradually sealed up. As long as the crack was not big enough to devour the entire Boundless Mainland, it could ultimately still vanish.
Fen Tian roared in anger, with both hands holding onto the enormous dueling sword. He swung it directly at the Demon God. He no longer had the intention to test the waters. From the earlier attack, Fen Tian was absolutely positive that the Demon God that Zhou Weiqing had metamorphosed was a real Demon God. Perhaps, it was not the genuine Demon God - but it deﬁnitely possessed part of the abilities of the Demon God. If he were to test his attacks, they would end up getting devoured continuously.
The enormous dueling sword descended from the sky. The Demon God was faced with the biting cold purplish black Destruction Energy. Suddenly, the sky sank - the entire horizon seemed to split open as a result of Fen Tian’s attack. The enormous crack extended in the direction of where Zhou Weiqing was located.
The Demon God moved - its eyes became more dazzling at this moment. It advanced forward, instead of retreating, lifting both hands above his head and placed his palms together.
Bam —— The Demonic and Destruction Energy immediately spread out, transforming into a circle of distorted ripples that erupted in mid-air. This collision had pushed the Nature Celestial Territory back by several thousands of meters. Fortunately, the battle between the Six Ultimately Heavenly God and Shen Mo was happening on the other side of the Nature Celestial Territory. Or else, the fallout of the collision would have temporarily halted their battle.
It was also fortunate that the collision happened in the sky. Or else, it would have caused half of the Ten Thousand Beast Heavens to perish forever.
What was even terrifying was at the back - within the sky, after the distorted ripples had been emitted, a shocking scene had unfolded.
Fen Tian’s Destruction dueling sword was forcefully wedged between the palms of the Demon God, causing Fen Tian to be unable to advance at all. The two gods had never been closer to each other; they exchanged glances. The Destruction God’s purplish black eyes burst forth with swift ﬂames. It pressed its huge and thick arms downwards with all its strength in a bid to slice across the Demon God’s body with the dueling sword in its hands.
However, evidently, the Demon God was much stronger than the Destruction God. With both its palms placed together without budging a single bit, there was absolutely no chance for the Destruction dueling sword to leave its hands.
This was the difference in power - one was an imitation of a god, the other was a projection of a god. In terms of the power of their gods, Fen Tian ultimately could not match up to Zhou Weiqing.
Additionally, because of the fact that Zhou Weiqing possessed the Demon God bloodline, to a certain degree, the Demon God projection that he summoned would manifest some of his characteristics.
Hence, as a result, the Demon God was extremely powerful, as Zhou Weiqing’s ten-piece Hate Ground No Handle Set had increased his strength by 1024 times. One could well imagine how signiﬁcant the boost in strength would be. Even without the Demon God, Fen Tian might still be unable to match up to Zhou Weiqing when it came to strength.
The Demon God moved its right leg - it was Zhou Weiqing’s strongest body part. Its lightning-like leg headed straight for the side of the Destruction God’s body and kicked him hard.
At this time, the Destruction God had two options - he could either abandon the sword or forcefully ﬁght back.
Of course, Fen Tian was unwilling to give up on the dueling sword - he had a weapon but the Demon God did not. In his eyes, that was the strongest advantage he had over them as of now. Hence, he chose to ﬁght back forcefully. The Destruction God lifted his left leg, with his knee facing outwards, blocking the kick from the Demon God’s right leg.
It was another violent boom. The Destruction God bellowed, causing the Destruction Celestial Territory in the sky to temporarily scatter. It could be clearly seen from below that apart from the ball of distorted light spreading out, the Destruction God’s right leg had also become somewhat distorted as well. Evidently, he suffered a big loss.
The disdain within the Demon God’s eyes became more intense. However, at this moment, he let go of the Destruction dueling sword instead, because the Destruction Energy that was constantly being emitted from the Destruction dueling sword had caused the Demon God’s hands to give way. Nonetheless, it was good enough - the Destruction God was only left with one leg. It was extremely clear who had the upper hand.
The Demon God’s actions were simple - as he released the Destruction dueling sword, his body suddenly became illusory. The Destruction dueling sword swung across the illusory thousand meter tall ﬁgure, slicing through the air.
Zhou Weiqing had thoroughly exhibited his dominance via Spatial Law. He controlled the Demon God and utilized the Spatial Law.
As the battle progressed, Fen Tian began to reveal his experience. He immediately realized that something was amiss the moment the sword sliced through thin air. Hence, he had reacted instantly. He abandoned the sword. Ultimately, he had abandoned his dueling sword. Putting his palms together in front of his chest, he happened to block the Demon God’s thrust from its palm. A violent collision erupted in the sky in an instant; the two gods were actually engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Additionally,
the Destruction God’s right leg had recovered at an alarming speed. After all, it was not its actual body - as long as there was enough Destruction Energy, he would not die.
Fen Tian’s thousand meter long dueling sword descended directly onto the grounds of Ten Thousand Beast Heavens, creating an intense rumble just like an earthquake. As a result, a huge canyon was immediately formed within the Ten Thousand Beast Heavens. The ground split opened; terrifying Destruction Energy continued spreading for almost a hundred miles before it stopped, leaving a permanent mark within the Ten Thousand Beast Heavens.
The battle between the Demon God and the Destruction God seemed as though it had just begun; the speed of the attacks from both sides was extremely fast. Even though their bodies were massive, if one were to watch from the ground below, only a purple and a gray ﬁgure could be seen ﬂashing in the sky. Circles of distorted light started to spread out from the center of their collision, erupting powerful energy ripples. At this moment, the victor had ﬁnally emerged within one of the ﬁve ongoing battles.
It was the battle between Long Shiya and Shen Mo.
Shen Mo had constantly been on the offensive - his frenzied attacks had caused the enormous ﬁgure that Long Shiya had metamorphosed to continuously weaken, and its energy ripples had also constantly decreased. Shen Mo realized that the most important thing was that Long Shiya’s will was becoming weaker and weaker - to the point he somewhat could not control his body anymore.
Apart from the fact that Shen Mo was overjoyed, it was clear that the Six Ultimate Heavenly God, who had just became a Heavenly God not long ago, had engaged his magical control power to perfectly exhibit his six attributes in a bid to contend against Shen Mo’s Destruction Energy earlier, and even hurt himself. He was manipulating countless amounts of energy the entire time! The amount of will drained must have been devastating. He should be done for now, right? He should be unable to keep up any longer.
Even though launching continuous powerful attacks also consumed a signiﬁcant amount of Shen Mo’s energy, he was still feeling rather good - physically. He thought that after killing Long Shiya, he would have at least approximately half of his Heavenly Energy left - all he needed to do was to make some adjustments before he could enter the battleﬁelds on the ground.
Shen Mo was not an idiot either - he was not going to face the Sidhe’s formation by himself as there were too many powerhouses there. Additionally, he had noticed that Dongfang Hanyue was the one who brought a lot of casualties to the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley. She had already killed off more than twenty Heavenly God powerhouses of both the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley all by herself. Currently, her killing rate had slowed down to a certain degree as she had consumed a great amount of energy. If Shen Mo were to retrain her himself, it would not be long before the battle ends in their favor. As for Huang Xingyun and his wife - he couldn't care less. It would be best if they were to perish together with the Heaven’s Expanse Palace.
Even though the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley were working together, serving the same master, they had different interests. To Shen Mo, when faced with a life-and-death situation, Huang Xingyun had only one option, which was to self-detonate - the self-detonation of a Heavenly God. From the looks of it, it was likely that both parties would perish together. If that were to happen, it would only beneﬁt the Blood Red Hell in terms of ruling over the entire Mainland in future.
Looking at Long Shiya struggle so hard to the point he was about to cave in, Shen Mo had started to think of his next battle technique. He was not worried about Fen Tian and Zhou Weiqing’s battle. As an observer, as well as a Heavenly God powerhouse, he was even clearer about the situation than Fen Tian himself. This was because he constantly remembered the fact that Zhou Weiqing was a mere Max Level Heavenly Emperor, who was not even a Heavenly God. Even though he did not know what kind of method he used to summon the Demon God, how long could the Demon God last anyway? As long as Fen Tian was able to summon the Destruction God longer than he did, it was impossible for Zhou Weiqing to win.
Just as Shen Mo was deep in thoughts planning his moves, all of a sudden, a huge force of impact appeared. The force of impact came from the Sidhe’s Nature Celestial Territory Formation. That was not to say that the Sidhe was directing it at him - instead, due to the fact that the energy erupted from the collision between the Demon God and the Destruction God was way too powerful, it forced the Nature Celestial Territory to shift once again, and naturally caused the force of impact to be diverted to them as a result. They had experienced such a situation earlier, hence Shen Mo was not anxious. His attack had only slightly slowed down as a result, it was not a big deal. He had already planned it out in his head - once the energy in the surroundings had stabilized, he would deliver a fatal blow to Long Shiya.
However, Shen Mo had never expected that at this moment, Long Shiya had launched his very ﬁrst offensive attack, in the two battles he fought with Shen Mo.
Two unimpressive halos ﬂoated from Long Shiya’s body. Due to Shen Mo’s continuous attacks, Long Shiya had already revealed his actual body. Hence, the two six-colored halos only looked as though they were approximately one meter in diameter. They were each released from Long Shiya’s head, as well as the Six Ultimate Skill Manipulation Formation below his feet.
Was this his ﬁnal struggle before death? Shen Mo’s eyes were ﬁlled with disdain. He did not care much about Long Shiya’s attack. His devouring mouth was still as powerful as before - it opened up without any hesitation, and immediately tried to devour the attack.
However, just as the enormous devouring mouth was about to close, the two unimpressive six-colored halos that were releasing ordinary energy ripples immediately increased their speed.
The two halos did not directly shake up the devouring mouth
- they merely swiftly moved towards each other. To put it more accurately, they had overlapped one another.
At this moment, the devouring mouth had closed itself, devouring them.
From the start of the battle, the Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya’s chubby face had a grave expression on it the entire time. However, at this current moment, there was ﬁnally a faint smile on his face.
Shen Mo happened to see Long Shiya’s facial expression. What is he smiling at? This was Shen Mo’s ﬁrst thought. Immediately after, a bout of gentle energy ripples erupted from within the devouring mouth.
Indeed, the energy erupted in a very gentle manner. However, this gentle energy had caused the Destruction Attribute within his body to collapse at an extremely fast speed. Shen Mo’s enormous devouring mouth was created using his actual body together with his Celestial Territory. In a way, it was his actual body! The sudden collapse of his Destruction Energy had shocked him ﬁrst. After snapping out of it, when he wanted to spit out the halos, he could no longer do it.
A deep thud was heard and clouds of thick purplish black light mist erupted in the sky. The devouring mouth had vanished, and Shen Mo’s actual body appeared in mid-air.
Except for the fact that the current him no longer had the joy of victory on his face. He looked at Long Shiya, with his right hand pointing at him and his left hand pressed against his chest, “You, you……”
The Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya looked at Shen Mo with a smile on his face, “You’ve lost to yourself. If you were not as overconﬁdent, this battle would have ended in mutual destruction instead. Alas, I’ve spent too much time with Little Fatty and ended up being led astray - learning how to deceive others.”
Beneath Shen Mo’s palm was a small palm-sized six-colored halo that was embedded in his chest.
Chapter298 - A Reversal In Fortunes!
Shen Mo, suspended in the air, slightly trembled for a bit. There was a tinge of agony on his face, but his eyes revealed his reluctance to admit defeat. He knew that he had thoroughly lost to Long Shiya, and that there was no way from him to turn the tables around.
Long Shiya was right - he lost due to his overconﬁdence. He had completely underestimated the Six Ultimate Heavenly God.
Even though the Destruction Attribute was powerful, it did not represent everything. Long Shiya had made a name for himself for so many years, and he even possessed the six different attributes - he was not someone that was easy to be dealt with.
The moment their second battle had started, Long Shiya was already on the losing end. However, this was part of his plan. Even the outcome of their ﬁrst battle was set up by the Six Ultimate Heavenly God.
There were several powerhouses present, but in terms of combat experience, nobody was able to match up to Long Shiya. The Six Ultimate Heavenly God did not originally come from a Saint Land, however, he relied on himself and hard work to get to where he was today. One could well imagine how much hardship he had been through, as well as the amount of effort he had put in. It could be said that he had experienced countless battles of life and death in order to become a Heavenly Emperor - an achievement that he obtained by crawling back from the brink of death countless times. This was also the main reason why Xue AoTian had always been full of admiration for Long Shiya.
Perhaps, Long Shiya did not have the most powerful cultivation base. However, he would absolutely not make a single mistake on the battleﬁeld. As for his self-mocking sinister nature, it was largely due to Zhou Weiqing. After spending a long time with his precious disciple, he had learned a couple of things from Zhou Weiqing, such as plotting traps.
Both Long Shiya and Shen Mo were Low Level Heavenly Gods
- however, compared to Long Shiya, even though Shen Mo possessed the Destruction Attribute, his foundation was a far cry from Long Shiya’s. It had been several years since Long Shiya had become a Max Level Heavenly Emperor. His personal will had already been reﬁned to a level that was extremely pure. Furthermore, his battles required him to constantly control all his different attributes. Even though the series of attack he launched in the ﬁrst attack had drained a signiﬁcant amount of his will, it was not as powerful as it looked. Additionally, he had swayed his body in the air intentionally, to mislead Shen Mo into thinking that he was weak.
Long Shiya had been well-aware for a long time; he knew that he was not the deciding factor in terms of winning the Grand Tournament. However, he had set an objective for himself - he must attain victory in his personal battle. This objective was set the moment Shen Mo stepped into the battleﬁeld.
After that, when they both went back to their respective Saint Lands to recuperate, putting aside Long Shiya’s recovery speed, Zhou Weiqing had stealthily channeled a bout of pure Saint Energy into his master’s body, helping Long Shiya restore his will.
Hence, when Long Shiya rose to the sky to ﬁght Shen Mo for the second time, his will was actually completely restored. If he were to truly go all out in the ﬁght against Shen Mo, his chances of victory were higher. However, just like what he had mentioned earlier, if they forcefully ﬁght each other to the end, they would both be fatally injured. Long Shiya was not afraid of that, but their battle was not the only battle of the Grand Tournament! He had to remain strong enough to help his disciple in this Grand Tournament. Therefore, after the start of the second battle, Long Shiya had performed entirely according to what Shen Mo had anticipated. In truth, he had been accumulating his energy, waiting for the right opportunity to come.
When the collision between Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian had ignited their battle, the ﬁrst opportunity had come. However at that time, Shen Mo had not completely let down his guard. Hence, Long Shiya endured patiently and held back. Because of that, Shen Mo’s vigilance towards him had completely vanished. The moment the second opportunity arose once again, Long Shiya would launch an attack.
The tiny six-colored halos should not be underestimated - they could be considered as the most powerful attack Long Shiya had ever launched in his entire life, in which he spared no effort at all.
The six attributes formed two halos, according to their respective ratios. The amount of power erupted the moment they merged together had greatly surpassed that of the Low Level Heavenly God Stage. More importantly, Long Shiya had poured all of the Saint Energy that Zhou Weiqing had channeled into his body earlier into this attack, in order to ensure that Shen Mo had no chance of making a comeback. Shen Mo’s Destruction Attribute could not withstand the Six Ultimate Heavenly God’s full-force attack that was merged with Saint Energy. The six-colored halos left a mark in the center of his chest, separating Shen Mo from his Heavenly God Level Heavenly Core Nucleus. Additionally, it destroyed everything within his body, transforming it into nothing.
Shen Mo spurted out a mouthful of black blood. Immediately after, a blood red light beam shot out of his chest; the six- colored halos quickly replaced the blood red light beam and a black Heavenly Core Nucleus abruptly appeared before landing right into Long Shiya’s hand.
Shen Mo’s pupils gradually dilated; his entire body swayed violently in the air before he fell straight to the ground. He did not even have the chance to self-detonate. Regardless of how reluctant he was to admit defeat, it was impossible for him to change reality. His corpse had transformed into ashes and disappeared before it reached the ground. Without the protection of the Destruction Heavenly Core Nucleus, his body was extremely weak in the face of the attack of the six attributes. Long Shiya was taking deep breaths, gasping for air in the sky. He had paid a high price for this full-force attack - he was unable to use any of his Heavenly God Level powers at least for the time being.
He looked towards the battle between Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian on the other side. At this moment, their battle was extremely heated up.
It was entirely a close combat battle - every collision created a huge distorted light halo. The Demon God that Zhou Weiqing had metamorphosed evidently had the upper hand, especially in terms of strength. It had completely overpowered the Destruction God. However, the Destruction God that Fen Tian metamorphosed was extremely tenacious. It was standing strong in the fact of the Demon God’s overbearing attacks. Their battle had already reached its climax.
Long Shiya shook his head gently and sighed. He knew he was unable to interfere in a battle at such a level. Even if he rushed over, he would only bring inconvenience to Zhou Weiqing.
After adjusting his body slightly and restoring a portion of his Heavenly Energy with the help of the Nature Celestial Territory next to him, he descended in the direction of the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain before joining the main battleﬁeld on the ground, where his abilities were the most effective.
Following the end of Long Shiya’s battle, it seemed as though the odds of victory were in favor of the Peerless Sect, the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Heaven’s Expanse Palace.
Putting aside the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, the battle here lasted the longest. With the addition of Long Shiya into the battle on the ground, the entire situation had changed once more.
Even though the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley had a much higher headcount, the Peerless Sect and the Heavenly Snow Mountain had three Heavenly Gods in their midst, including Dongfang Hanyue, the killing machine. Even though her offensive attacks had slowed down, the Tenebrous Dragon Slaying Spear continued to produce results with every attack.
Xue AoTian’s strength mainly reﬂected in his assistance - after he had coordinated with Dongfang Hanyue, charging and ﬁghting over a period of time, he had calmed down. This was because the rate at which the Heavenly Snow Mountain and its comrades were suffering casualties was alarming. If they continued to ﬁght in that manner, even if they were to obtain the ﬁnal victory, they would be left with only a few powerhouses.
Hence, Xue AoTian had changed his tactic from delivering offensive attacks to providing support and assistance. Relying on his powerful strength, he constantly enhanced the physical condition of all his powerhouses. Under his help, both the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect powerhouses’ ability to survive had signiﬁcantly increased.
Apart from Dongfang Hanyue, the people who inﬂicted the most casualties were the three Shangguan sisters. The three women formed a triangle battle formation, with Shangguan Xue’er at the front, and Shangguan Fei’er and Bing’er keeping guard at the two ends. This maximized the effects of Shangguan Xue’er’s attacks. At least a few dozen enemies had died in their Saint Core Nucleus allowed them to be fearless in the face of the enemy’s Destruction Attribute.
At this moment, the Heavenly Snow Mountain had lost about twenty odd powerhouses. As for the Peerless Sect, due to their low headcount, they were only left with a few people. Right now, they had lost two Heavenly Kings, with one Heavenly King injured - they were all originally from the Heavenly Demon Sect. On the other hand, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley’s headcount had been reduced to approximately 300. If this went on, it would be hard to tell which side was going to emerge victorious.
The reason why the Heavenly Snow Mountain and the Peerless Sect’s casualties were kept signiﬁcantly low was mainly due to the Tenebrous Demon Dragon and Dongfang Hanyue. Even though the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain was vast, however, the area of individual spaces was still limited. The Tenebrous Demon Dragon had immediately occupied a huge area just by standing there. Hence, this prevented the advantage of the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley powerhouses’ high headcount to be fully utilized. Additionally, they were ﬁghting within a small area, and the offensive power of Dongfang Hanyue’s Tenebrous Dragon Slaying Spear was that overbearing. After a while, very few powerhouses from the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley dared to ﬁght her head on.
As they exchanged blows within a short period of time, the entire Heavenly Snow Mountain had lost a third of its height. These were Heavenly Kings and Emperors! The destructive power from their collisions were way too formidable.
Even though Xue AoTian was extremely heartbroken, it was not something he could change. In the sky, the battle between the Sidhe and the two enormous dragons had reached a critical point.
Perhaps it was because they sensed danger, the enormous dragons Hui Yao and Duo Si suddenly launched a suicidal type of attack.
Intense dark red ﬂames had caused a third of the Nature Celestial Territory Formation to become dark red in color. The two enormous dragons roared irritably - their enormous bodies stayed close to each other, and a huge dark red ball of light started forming around them, to the extent that the Nature Celestial Territory had no choice but to expand because of their sudden outburst.
Mother Nature, created by the Sidhe Empress, immediately had a grave expression on her face - she knew what Hui Yao and his wife were doing. She placed her hands in front of her body and circled. The Nature Celestial Territory suddenly opened up like a mouth, spitting out Hui Yao and Duo Si. Immediately after, the massive amount of energy from the Life aura that came from the Nature Celestial Territory converged together and headed towards Mother Nature, including the energy released from the twelve Sidhe elders. Zhou Weiqing had experienced this technique before - it was used by the Sidhe Empress when he had unintentionally summoned the sword of the Demon God. However, compared to the previous time, the amount of energy released by Mother Nature this time was signiﬁcantly higher.
With Mother Nature at the center, a huge clear and dazzling crystal ball that was emerald green in color appeared in the air; it was also increasing in size at a rapid speed. On the other side, the dark red light ball released by the two enormous dragons was the same. One was red, and the other was green - they looked exceptionally visible in the sky.
Terrifying energy ripples caused the Destruction Celestial Territory in this particular area to shatter to pieces, so much so that the battle between the destructive God and the Demonic God had slowed down.
The two gigantic light balls had expanded to about a thousand meters in diameter in almost a blink of an eye. Even though red and green created an unattractive color combination, the light at this moment was very dazzling. Due to their massive size, they could be seen from the ground. Following their expansion, a huge symbol respectively appeared above them.
Above the dark red light ball was a dazzling golden dragon- shaped pattern - it did not seem like an enormous dragon, but rather, it looked like countless golden blood vessels wiggling.
It was a completely different scenario for the emerald green light ball on the other side. Similarly it had a symbol above it, but its actual body evidently looked like it had more tactility, like an actual jade with leaf-like patterns on it. Dense Life Energy aura continuously dispelled the Destruction Energy in the surroundings.
The ﬁrst to collide were not the enormous dragons and the Sidhe, but the Demon God and the Destruction God.
The Demon God swung his right leg and the Destruction God placed his palms together. A violent bang was heard and both parties ﬂew backwards, transforming into two streams of light ﬂeeing far away in an instant. They were different from the people on the ground - the violent energy collision in the air deﬁnitely had a direct impact on them.
They did not have to wait for the collision to occur - sensing the energy ripples itself was enough to overwhelm them.
At this moment, the red and green gigantic light balls moved. They carried a dazzling tail of light with them, akin to two actual meteors, as they charged towards each other.
As for the ongoing battle below, the powerhouses of both sides had slowed down a lot. The situation in the sky was too shocking - almost everyone had channeled all their Heavenly Energy into defense.
The worst ones off were the two brothers, Shangguan Tianyang and Tianyue.
“The moon and the stars rotate, Boundless Inﬁnitum,” shouted Shangguan Tianyang. All the Heaven’s Expanse Palace powerhouses suddenly unleashed their Heavenly Energy generously, without holding back. The Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation suddenly changed and a massive white vortex appeared out of nowhere. Terrifying energy ripples caused the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain to be covered with a layer of white luster. Immediately after a huge force had rushed out, two ﬁgures had been ﬂung out, and they charged up into the sky like meteors.
Huang Xingyun and his wife, Yun Ruoyu, were completely oppressed within the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation. Even though they were still in a defensive stance, their own Heavenly Energy was still being drained after all. Even though it was not drained that rapidly, under the continuous draining, their chances of escaping the formation were getting slimmer and slimmer.
Earlier on, all of a sudden, the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation that was originally mild had suddenly started launching frenzied attacks towards them, forcing the husband and wife to resist with all their might. Huang Xingyun was burning with rage and the pair of husband and wife erupted with all their strength, in a bid to ﬁnd an opportunity once more to break out of the formation.
And at this time, suddenly, the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation had eased up the pressure it was imposing on them. Immediately after, they had been forcefully ﬂung towards the sky.
The feeling of ﬁnally being broken free felt extremely good - in that moment, Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu felt as happy as birds that were being set free from their cages.
From the looks of it, the Heavenly Energy of the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation could no longer be sustained. This time, you will all be dead. Now that I’m out, I’m free to do whatever I want.
Just as Huang Xingyun and his wife were overjoyed and were about to display their might to scare the Heaven’s Expanse Palace witless, they had a sudden realization about their tragic predicament.
In order to completely break out from the clutches of the Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation, they intentionally soared higher into the sky despite being ﬂung up high. Hence, they did not pay attention to the vortex that the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation transformed into down below. When they had realized something was amiss in the sky and lifted their heads, all they saw was the red and light balls that had covered the entire sky. The corner of Shangguan Tianyue’s mouth started twitching as he started bursting out laughing. Shangguan Tianyang, who was next to him, started mumbling to himself, “Ah, after knowing that fellow Zhou Weiqing for so long, I’ve been inﬂuenced by him.”
Zhou Weiqing, who had transformed into the Demon God a distance away, shuddered a little. He thought to himself: Who’s speaking ill of me? If he had known that both his master and the Shangguan brothers had placed the blame on him for them resorting to treacherous schemes, what would his reaction be?
The red and green lights had ﬁnally collided violently. The extremely intimidating light released by the two gigantic light balls was so terrifying to the point that terrorizing energy ripples erupted at the same time in all directions.
Upon collision, it could be clearly seen that the green light had the upper hand. The green light ﬂashed and intentionally moved upwards. Hence, the collision fallout did not hit the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain hard.
However, it had only slightly moved upwards. As for Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu who were approaching them - they were not that fortunate. Shangguan Tianyang’s ability to seize opportunities at the right time was excellent. The moment their bodies had reached the highest point, it occurred at the exact same time as the collision of the red and green light balls. Additionally, the husband and wife happened to be ﬂung right into the center of the collision.
An extremely loud bang that seemed as though it could even be heard by the entire Boundless Mainland rang through the air. In the sky, a massive black hole appeared out of nowhere above the point of collision. The diameter of the black hole spanned ten thousand meters - its massive absorption force frantically took in all the energy that was going berserk.
Huang Xingyun and his wife were akin to two little birds that were ﬂying but got smacked down abruptly by a palm. They were smacked down at a speed that was ten times faster than the speed they were ﬂying upwards at. Before they could even scream, they had already been transformed into blood- splattered masses of ﬂesh.
Indeed, they were High Level Heavenly Gods. However, previously when they were trapped within the Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation, they had drained a signiﬁcant amount of Heavenly Energy. Additionally, the two parties that were colliding in the sky had a much higher cultivation base than them. Furthermore, they had conserved their energy beforehand. The amount of power in the center of the collision was extremely strong - even the Destruction God and the Demon God had ﬂed away. It was practically impossible for them to escape death.
The white vortex that the Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation had transformed into was akin to a large mouth that was mocking them, swallowing their bodies once again. This time, the Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation went all out without holding back - even if the attack was weaker, it was still the full force erupted by 108 Heavenly Kings!
If Huang Xingyun and his wife continued to stay within the formation, they might have lasted for a long time. However, having sustained serious injuries, how long more could they have sustained for?
As the husband and wife fell to the ground, in mid-air, two massive ﬁgures ﬂew out at the same time - it was Hui Yao and Duo Si. However, before they could ﬂy far out, two rays of green light had shot out, engulﬁng them within it before pulling them back.
Mother Nature’s ﬁgure appeared once again in mid-air. The massive black hole above her that was closing up seemed to have no effect on her.
The green luster revolving around the Sidhe Empress made her look even more divine. The twelve elders had also appeared next to her, supporting the Nature Celestial Territory together, isolating the black hole in the sky with ease.
The two enormous dragons were still struggling, but their strength had evidently been weakened. The emerald green light released from the Mother Nature’s scepter had directly pulled them back. Clearly, they had lost the ability to resist. Hence, the battle between the Sidhe and the two enormous dragons had come to an end.
Not much time had passed since the start of the war. However, the war had been extremely intense. The odds of both parties had been constantly changing. Earlier on, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley had the upper hand. However, in the next moment, they had suffered three defeats out of the ﬁve battles.
When Shen Mo lost to Long Shiya, it was not signiﬁcant enough to change the entire war situation. After all, a huge amount of Long Shiya’s energy and will had been drained. However, at this moment, the enormous dragons had lost to the Sidhe - allowing them to aid the others. This was more than enough to turn the war around. Moreover, the Heavenly Gods, Huang Xingyun and his wife, were deﬁnitely unable to escape the Heavenly Dippers and Earthly Fiends Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation unscathed. In other words, the victors of the war had been determined.
When Fen Tian and Zhou Weiqing had retreated at the same time, Shen Mo was still full of hope. He did not think that Hui Yao and Duo Si would be able to defeat the Sidhe that was being led by the Sidhe Empress. He was hoping that there would be no winners with both sides perishing together. To him, the biggest threat was the Sidhe because their appearance was completely unexpected.
As he retreated, Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu were being ﬂung into the sky. Even if he wanted to rescue them, he could not. Moreover, he was not a selﬂess person. Under that circumstance, with a terrifying collision, if he were to approach it, he might not be able to escape unscathed.
Watching them lose their upper hand as things took a turn for the worse, the eyes of the Destruction God that Fen Tian transformed into looked even more gloomy. Out of the ﬁve battles, the victory of two battles had been determined. There was absolutely no suspense. To him, there was no more hope,
The Sidhe Queen extended her right hand. Under the protection of the elders, she ﬂew far away. Even though the two enormous dragons were temporarily being restrained, it was not easy to have full control over them. Hence, she was unable to intervene with Zhou Weiqing’s battle for the time being. However, it was clear that it was only a matter of time. In mid-air, the Demon God and the Destruction God seemed to be a lot lonelier at this moment. However, if the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley still had an opportunity to win - it would lie in the battle between Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian.
Fen Tian had to defeat Zhou Weiqing, and had to do so before the Sidhe Empress defeated the two dragons, in order to keep the war going.
Fortunately for the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley, the biggest advantage they had was the ancestors that they had revived, most of whom had no true sentience. Hence, even though they were ﬁghting a losing war, those ancestors continued to ﬁght with all their might.
The Demon God stared at the Destruction God in silence. Zhou Weiqing’s calm voice rang through the air, “Fen Tian, you should just surrender. You don’t have a chance of winning anymore.”
Fen Tian replied in a voice that was full of intense viciousness, “Victory has not been decided yet, how can you be so sure that I do not stand a chance? Zhou Weiqing, you have far underestimated the Blood Red Hell. Huang Xingyun might be trash, but I, on the other hand, am destined to be the only ruler of the world.”
Zhou Weiqing said in a low voice, “Fen Tian, up till this moment, you’re still so obstinate and refuse to come to your senses? I have never understood - is power that important? Based on the Blood Red Hell’s status as a Saint Land, don’t you already lead a comfortable life?”
Fen Tian plainly replied, “Zhou Weiqing, you are still young - you won’t understand. In this world, either you rule, or get ruled. What exactly do you think the Grand Tournament of Saint Lands is? The victor of the Grand Tournament is essentially the ruler of this world. On what basis do you think ZhongTian Empire is able to occupy the most fertile land on the Mainland? If not for the Heaven’s Expanse Palace winning the Grand Tournament consecutively for the past couple of years, do you think the other countries would be willing to accept the current arrangement? If the Heaven’s Expanse Palace could do it, why can’t the Blood Red Hell? Power is a desire - a supreme one. Ruling over the world has always been my lifelong dream.”
A light ﬂashed across the Demon God’s demonic eyes. Zhou Weiqing said helplessly, “In that case, there is nothing else we can say. Let victory be determined by strength. Putting aside the fact that you may not defeat me, even if you do, the ultimate winner of this war will not be you.”
The Destruction God shook his head and said, “Zhou Weiqing, I have already mentioned this - you are still underestimating me. If I did not have absolute conﬁdence, I would deﬁnitely not have come here. I had been preparing for this moment for ten years - no, twenty years! Destruction will always be Destruction - do you think that your Creation Energy alone is enough to stop me? Let me show you what the actual Destruction Energy is.”
As he spoke, the Destruction God slowly lifted his arms. The dueling sword in his hand disappeared into thin air, and he cupped his hands over his heart.
“Eh?” For some reason, Zhou Weiqing suddenly felt an uneasy feeling in his heart. He became exceptionally vigilant towards Fen Tian as well. In fact, Zhou Weiqing was very depressed at the moment. He had initially thought that he was just a hair’s breadth away from reaching the Heavenly God Stage now that his cultivation base had raised to the Max Level Heavenly Emperor Stage, and hence, he should have been able to summon the sword of Demon God for his personal use. However, earlier on, no matter how many times he had tried, he was unable to release the sword of the Demon God. He had once relied on the sword of the Demon God to defeat the Sidhe Empress and the twelve Sidhe elders. Even though he was not as powerful back then, he managed to defeat one Heavenly God and twelve Heavenly Emperors after all! If the present Zhou Weiqing was able to use the sword of Demon God, he was seventy percent certain that he could defeat Fen Tian.
A gray stream of air spread out from within the Demon God’s body. His lightning-like right leg kicked out and a gray blade light broke out and headed in the direction of the Destruction God. Zhou Weiqing was testing waters as he did not know what Fen Tian was up to.
Looking at the Demon God’s attack, the look in the Destruction God’s eyes did not change at all - it was as though he did not see the Demon God’s actions at all.
At this time, the black crab pattern on the Destruction God’s chest lit up; it transformed from black to a bright purple. After which, a dazzling purple light halo spread out from his chest.
Buzz—— Something strange happened next. The moment the gray blade light that came from the Demon God’s kick arrived within a hundred meter radius of the Destruction God, it would silently vanish into thin air - there was not even a single energy ripple.
What is happening? Zhou Weiqing had keen senses - he had immediately noticed that the Destruction God’s energy had undergone a radical change.
The Destruction Energy that was originally already very powerful had become more concentrated at this moment. It seemed as though all of the Destruction Energy were going through changes at the moment. Within the narrowest areas, the Destruction Energy was vibrating at a terrifying speed - this caused the Destruction Energy to become more powerful on the whole. Additionally, the Destruction Energy was getting more concentrated at an alarming speed. It made everyone feel as though the Destruction God had completely transformed into a black hole.
Fen Tian is currently already a Max Level Heavenly God - the Destruction God that he metamorphosed is actually currently evolving. How did he achieve that? Zhou Weiqing was ﬁlled with questions, but he could not wait. The Demon God spread open his arms and forcefully shook his body. Countless gray light balls were released from the Demon God’s body. Each gray light ball contained several different attributes of energy.
This was the Dark Demon God Lightning. However, it was not the original Dark Demon God Lightning. Zhou Weiqing, who had summoned the Demon God, had made full use of all his attributes. Using the Six Ultimate Godly Light Formation, he had merged all the six attributes in an orderly manner, creating this new and improved Dark Demon God Lightning. It could be said that any ball of Dark Demon God Lightning was able to overwhelm a Heavenly King with shock. Moreover, thousands of them appeared at the same time. One could imagine how powerful they were.
The terrifying Dark Demon God Lightning had spread to the sky in an instant. Thereafter, it swiftly shot itself in the direction of the Destruction God. On the other hand, Zhou Weiqing was controlling the Demon God, not budging at all. That was because the Destruction God that was suspended in the air continued to upgrade itself, making him feel threatened. It seemed as though if he were to move in closer, a disaster would happen. This time, there was ﬁnally a rumbling sound. In mid-air, it seemed as though countless thunder rumbled at the same time. The thunder rolls had caused the sky to light up; the aura of all six attributes - Time, Space, Darkness, Wind, Thunder and Evil, started erupting with one another, creating a melodious, yet destructive, tune.
Zhou Weiqing was absolutely conﬁdent that under such an attack, even an ordinary Heavenly God would be severely injured. However, his current objective was to interrupt whatever Fen Tian was doing.
The terrifying energy ripples caused the space to be severely distorted. Zhou Weiqing could no longer see the Destruction God clearly, but surprisingly, he could clearly see the glowing purple light that was in the form of a crab.
“It’s useless, Zhou Weiqing. Since you have pushed me into a corner, all of you must die. Right here, right now, none of you will leave here alive, except for me.”
Fen Tian’s voice seemed to have changed a little - it was ﬁlled with a certain depth that was hard to explain in words, as though his entire being had transformed into a bottomless abyss. The intense energy ripples had gradually calmed down. The Destruction God was still suspended in mid-air. However, the bright purple light, in the form of a crab, that was imprinted on his chest had ﬂown out, hovering in front of Fen Tian.
The Destruction God’s body was already big enough. However, after the bright purple light had spread open, it was three times bigger than the Destruction God.
At this moment, it was no longer bright purple - instead, it was pitch-black in the middle, like a black hole, and surrounding it was a bright purple misty light.
It was a very pure Destruction Energy. Zhou Weiqing turned pale with fright, because he could clearly sense that the Destruction Energy that was being released from the huge crab was purer than his Astral Saint Energy. In other words, ever since he had possessed the Saint Energy, it was his ﬁrst time encountering a Destruction Energy that was purer than his own Saint Energy.
Fen Tian actually had such a trick up his sleeves?
At this moment, the Destruction God did an action that was beyond Zhou Weiqing’s understanding - he actually knelt down in the sky, with both knees! He was worshipping the huge crab in front of him.
“The great and almighty Lord, I humbly request of you to give me strength.” Fen Tian’s respectful voice resounded through the air. At the same time, the misty light had enveloped the Destruction God’s body within it.
Zhou Weiqing was about to launch another attack, but he had suddenly heard the Sidhe Empress’ voice saying, “It’s of no use. He has summoned the power of the Lord of the Nether. Even though I don’t know how he did it, at this moment, the intensity of the energy in the surroundings of the Destruction God is on par with that of the Lord of the Nether’s.
Zhou Weiqing was astonished, “Then what should I do? I’m afraid the power of the Lord of the Nether is way past the Heavenly God Stage. How should we deal with it?”
The Sidhe Empress replied, “You don’t have to worry, at the very most, he’s only borrowing the Lord of the Nether’s power temporarily. He is unable to control his power directly to launch an attack - just like how your projection of the Demon God is not the actual Demon God himself. If I am not wrong, he is borrowing the Lord of the Nether’s power to enhance his own power, and in a moment, his cultivation base should increase. As for how signiﬁcant this increase is, I’m not too sure myself. Since he’s only a servant, his cultivation base cannot be compared to the Lord of the Nether’s. Additionally, the Lord of the Nether is extremely greedy - in order to borrow his power, Fen Tian must have paid a hefty price. All we can do at this moment is to wait. Once the Lord of the Nether’s power has disappeared, your attacks will be effective. Take this moment as an opportunity to increase your cultivation base. Otherwise, you will not stand a chance at all.”
Chapter299 - Lovers Return to Dust)
Zhou Weiqing furrowed his brows, “How much more can I raise my cultivation base?”
The Sidhe Empress said, “Even though it is impossible for Fen Tian to raise his cultivation base up to the Lord of the Nether’s level, his Destruction Energy will deﬁnitely become a lot purer. The only thing that can restrain the Destruction Energy is your Saint Energy. Hence, you deﬁnitely have to cultivate your Saint Energy to reach a level of purity that is higher than that of his Destruction Energy. Or else, no one else would be able to go against him. Don’t worry, I will help you. I believe that the ﬁnal victory belongs to us.”
Upon hearing the Sidhe Empress’ words, Zhou Weiqing had calmed down a little. Rays of light ﬂickered and the Astral Celestial Territory appeared once again, hovering in the sky above the Demon God’s head. The bright starlight illuminated, making the Demon God, that was initially full of demonic aura, appeared to be more divine.
“Ah——” A mournful and high-pitched sound was heard from where the Destruction God was. Under the purplish black light, the Destruction God’s ﬁgure suddenly became more distorted. Immediately after, his massive body began trembling violently.
A large hand appeared from the void. A terrifying suction force had suddenly erupted in mid-air.
What is Fen Tian trying to do?
Zhou Weiqing, who was preparing to take action, was shocked. What he was most worried about was that Fen Tian would launch an attack towards the members of the Peerless Sect in his current state. They were his comrades and loved ones!
However, Zhou Weiqing’s worries were unnecessary. Below, ten ﬁgures soared up into the sky at the same time due to the huge suction power. However, they were not from the Peerless Sect; neither were they from the Heavenly Snow Mountain or the Heaven’s Expanse Palace. They were the Blood Red Hell powerhouses.
Amongst the ten Blood Red Hell powerhouses, six of them did not have any consciousness - they only had combat abilities; the other four were sentient. The moment they soared into the sky, a layer of dark purple light had appeared around their bodies. However, as compared to the Destruction God, the light around them was a lot duller.
What is Fen Tian trying to do?
Zhou Weiqing stared and scrutinized - he noticed that the Blood Red Hell powerhouses that were being absorbed into the sky had a shocked look on their faces. Clearly, this was not something that Fen Tian had planned beforehand.
In the next moment, Zhou Weiqing was aware of Fen Tian’s objective.
Pff pff pff pff pff pff pff…… A series of strange sounds was heard. The moment the Blood Red Hell powerhouses ﬂew into the area covered by the purple light around the Destruction God, they exploded into clouds of bloody mist. At the same time, their Heavenly Core Nucleus had exploded as well, before transforming into balls of purplish black light merging with the enormous ball of light. Because of the merging of the small light balls, the Destruction Demon’s body to become more faded - only the huge palm continued to absorb the mist below it. He was absorbing the powerhouses who possessed the Destruction Attribute into his own body! Who would have expected Fen Tian to resort to such a vicious trick? It was no wonder that he wanted to wait till this moment to use it - making a choice as such when he was trapped in a situation where he had no other options. Furthermore, after absorbing these powerhouses that were at least of the Heavenly King Stage and possessed the Destruction Energy, his power would deﬁnitely increase signiﬁcantly.
At this moment, the Demon God’s body had also lit up. Just like what the Sidhe Empress had mentioned earlier, Zhou Weiqing could not wait any longer. Once Fen Tian was done merging with all the powerhouses, who would be able to stop him?
A light ball, that was mixed with both whitish golden and yellowish golden light, orbited on the Demon God’s chest. The light of the Astral Celestial Territory above his head immediately became richer. The enormous nebula that was formed by countless starlight started rotating violently. The dazzling luster shone on the Demon God’s body, making it look exceptionally clear.
The Demon God stretched out both arms and did a grabbing movement, in a bid to absorb things from below. Immediately after, balls of light below starting lighting up before ﬂying towards the Demon God.
The Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley powerhouses were in a state of panic. Fen Tian, who was in the sky, continued to absorb and within moments, dozens of powerhouses had turned into bloody mists, vanishing into the void. They did not die in the hands of the enemy - instead, they died in the hands of their own comrade. How was it possible for them not to panic? Amongst them, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley powerhouses that were controlling the non-sentient ancestors made these ancestors rise to the sky and get absorbed by Fen Tian ﬁrst. However, the Destruction God’s huge hand seemed like the most greedy and frightening of demons - it had no intention of stopping.
Originally, both sides were already evenly matched on the battleﬁeld. Such a sudden and unexpected situation ha caused the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley powerhouses to be in chaos.
How could Xue AoTian, Shangguan Xue’er, Dongfang Hanyue, etc. let such an opportunity go? They tested waters ﬁrst - once they had conﬁrmed that the suction force of the Destruction God’s huge hand had no effect on them, they immediately launched an all-around counterattack. For a moment, the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley suffered a crushing defeat. At the start, they managed to somewhat defend themselves with much difﬁculty; after the Destruction huge hand continued to absorb them one by one, they ultimately were unable to resist any longer and immediately
turned into birds and beasts, ﬂeeing in all directions. Each of them soared to the sky, wanting to escape.
However, they had forgotten something - the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain had already been enveloped by the Destruction Celestial Territory. If Fen Tian did not allow them to leave, was it even possible for them to leave?
The entire battleﬁeld was in a state of chaos. Even though the sky might be calm, amidst the serenity, a crisis could happen any time, and that was even more terrifying in comparison.
On Fen Tian’s side, he was merging with his subordinates that he had absorbed. Whereas for Zhou Weiqing’s Demon God, although it was doing something similar, he did not kill anyone. Instead, it was taking in the Heavenly Core Nuclei, channeling them into the Astral Celestial Territory. Indeed, it was the Astral Feedback.
Earlier on, Zhou Weiqing had already killed off a few of the enemy’s powerhouses, and the number of powerhouses that had died on the battleﬁeld was rather signiﬁcant as well. Fen Tian needed to absorb powerhouses that were still alive, whereas Zhou Weiqing only needed to absorb the Nucleus Core.
For a moment, the Demon God and the Destruction God had immersed themselves within their respective light at the same time - the Creation and Destruction light ﬂickered symphonically, continuously releasing rays of dazzling radiance.
“Weiqing, catch this.” The Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya swung his right hand and a ray of light ﬂew up into the sky - it was the Heavenly Core Nucleus of Shen Mo, who he had killed earlier on.
Before arriving there, Zhou Weiqing had informed his comrades to seize the Heavenly Core Nucleus of the enemies they had killed, and give it to him when it was needed. Right now he had already reached the Max Level Heavenly Emperor Stage; even so, it was not an easy feat for him to make a breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage, even though he possessed the Saint Energy. However, as long as he was able to obtain sufﬁcient Heavenly Core Nuclei and carried out the Astral Feedback, the chances for him to make a breakthrough were naturally a lot greater. The greatest advantage of possessing the Saint Energy was that he did not have to worry about the possibility of rebound, or that his foundation was unstable.
Just as the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain was in chaos, and while Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian were each building their power and strength, suddenly, intense energy ripples appeared within the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation.
The dream-like white misty clouds seemed to have dispersed in an instant; a hundred odd ﬁgures had scattered all over, shooting in all directions at the fastest speed possible.
“Brother Xue, let’s go. Quickly.” Shangguan Tianyang’s voice erupted in the air. The energy ripples, that were already quite intense, exploded even more as a result of the misty clouds being spread out.
Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu stood silently on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain. They held each other’s hands with a calm look in their eyes. However, on both their chests, a ball of bright purple light was slowly spreading out.
The moment Xue AoTian heard Shangguan Tianyang’s voice, the ﬁrst thing he did was to turn his head around and looked over. When he saw what happened, he was overwhelmed with shocked. He grabbed Tian’er with his right hand and ﬂed in an instant.
They were about to self-detonate.
Indeed, Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu were about to self- detonate. They had absolutely no way to deal with the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation, especially after they had been severely injured by the collision between the the sidhe and the two dragons. They could not hold on any longer.
The speed at which the Tenebrous Demon Dragon was going at, with Dongfang Hanyue on its back, was faster than that of Xue AoTian’s - the moment the Boundless Inﬁnitum Formation had collapsed, it had immediately leapt up and escaped.
Shangguan Bing’er grabbed both her sisters with each of her hand, activating her Wings of the Wind God with all her might. She was not any slower than the Tenebrous Demon Dragon.
The only people that the Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya could take care of were naturally the Peerless Sect members. He had also swiftly escaped. Similarly, the powerhouses of the Heavenly Snow Mountain had displayed their respective remarkable abilities, escaping as fast as they could.
Just as everyone was escaping in all directions, as though they had encountered the god of plague, the two individuals who were holding each other’s hands slowly turned around and faced each other.
“Xingyun, why are you doing this?” Yun Ruoyu looked distressingly at her husband, while her right hand was gently caressing Huang Xingyun’s face. Earlier on, she had taken the initiative to detonate her Heavenly Core Nucleus, in order to give her husband a chance to live.
“You fool. We have been a couple for almost a hundred years
- we have never left each other’s side. No matter how much I desire to rule over the world, without you by my side, what’s the point?” Huang Xingyun held his wife’s hand that was caressing his face.
At this moment, the Passion Valley’s Valley Master no longer had any sinister or ruthless look in his eyes - only endless love for his wife. “Since we can’t lead a grand life, let us die magniﬁcently. Ruoyu, we will still be together after death. In our next life, I still want to be with you.”
Yun Ruoyu slowly closed her eyes. She could clearly sense that she could not control the Heavenly Core Nucleus within her body from detonating. If they did it for the sake of killing the enemy, they should not stop at all. However, at this time, they were full of reluctance. Not reluctance to leave this world, but reluctance to part with each other. They looked at each other for a moment more - even though they had spent a hundred years together, at this moment, they still could not get enough of each other. No matter how strongly their faces were imprinted within each other’s hearts, this was a ﬁne ending!
The peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain had become empty in almost an instant - everyone had ﬂed as far as they could while Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu were trying their best to restrain the energy within their bodies that was about to explode.
Right here, there was nothing but their gazes that was full of deep love for each other. This was the end of their love story, but some might say that this was a new beginning. “Ruoyu, do you regret taking this path with me?” A trace of guilt appeared within Huang Xingyun’s eyes. From the start to the end, his ambitious nature was the cause of everything.
“We are one. Why ask that question?” Yun Ruoyu laughed softly - her laugh was like a gentle breeze.
Huang Xingyun laughed, “Ruoyu, can I kiss you?”
Yun Ruoyu laughed once again and slowly lifted her head, kissing him with her red lips. She murmured, “I still remember how it was like the ﬁrst time you kissed me. I love you, Xingyun.”
“I love you too.” Huang Xingyun slowly lowered his head; crystal clear tears ﬂowed unrestrained from his eyes. Indeed, he had regretted everything - regretful over his stupidity. In this moment, he had a sudden realization that power and ambitions were nothing compared to his wife.
They locked lips; once again, they felt each other’s warmth and breath. Additionally, they were trembling with reluctance to part with one another. Boom——
A terrifying sound of explosion, that seemed like it was going to shatter the entire Mainland, was accompanied by an extremely terrifying distorted halo that was released on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
This was the end to a man’s ambitions, and also an end to an unchanging love - even after death. Perhaps, Huang Xingyun and Yun Ruoyu’s ambitions had killed many people, making them the demons that had affected the entire Boundless Mainland. However, this did not affect their unchanging love. In this aspect, Zhou Weiqing could only to blush with shame in comparison.
The surrounding space became distorted, and so did the entire Heavenly Snow Mountain. Within the distortions, the enormous mountain peak that was thousands of meters tall quietly broke apart. It did not explode, and neither were there any explosion sounds that followed after. Under the distorted light, the enormous mountain peak gradually broke apart, vanishing into nothingness.
Before the momentary explosion, all the powerhouses, who were previously on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain, were at least a hundred miles away. Even then, they could still sense a tremendous force pushing them another hundred miles away.
If not for the reluctance of Huang Xingyun and his wife to part with one another, the self-detonation of two High Level Heavenly Gods would have led to the demise of at least half of the remaining powerhouses on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain.
Sorrowful love - perished; yet at the same time, beneﬁting others.
Fen Tian’s Destruction Celestial Territory had undergone some changes the moment he worshipped the Lord of the Nether - it had restricted and detained every individual who had possessed the Destruction Energy. Hence, the members of the Heavenly Snow Mountain, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Peerless Sect could escape, whereas the members of the Passion Valley and the Blood Red Hell could not.
Fen Tian’s Destruction God tried his best to send as many powerhouses from those two Saint Lands as he could up into the sky. In spite of that, nearly half of them still ended up perishing at the hands of the terrifying explosion. The ones who managed to get shot into the sky naturally merged together with Fen Tian’s purplish black light ball. And the remaining powerhouses that got perished on the peak of the Heavenly Snow Mountain ended up contributing their Heavenly Core Nucleus that had entered the Astral Celestial Territory, transforming into Heavenly Core Nucleus Feedback.
The Heavenly Snow Mountain had perished - the Heavenly Snow Mountain that had a height of ﬁve thousand feet had perished in this explosive war.
Xue AoTian, who was far away, was ﬁlled with agony at this very moment. When he had seen the emergence of so many Heavenly Gods, he had expected such a scenario to happen. However, witnessing a Saint Land that had been around for thousands of years perish before his eyes, one could well imagine the agony in his heart.
At this juncture, the war was reaching to an end. It could be said that the Peerless Sect, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace and the Heavenly Snow Mountain had achieved an overwhelming victory together. Even though the one who suffered the most losses was the Heavenly Snow Mountain, the number of powerhouses that they had lost was in the acceptable range - except that the Heavenly Snow Mountain had vanished from the face of the earth. As for the Blood Red Hell and the Passion Valley, apart from the fact that Fen Tian’s Destruction Energy was frantically rising, their entire army had been wiped out. After all, for the sake of this war, they had already sent out their main forces. It could be said that from this moment onwards, the two Saint Lands had ceased to exist.
Amongst the survivors, the only person who was in greater agony was none other than Fen Tian. Even though he had already transformed into the Destruction God, Fen Tian’s eyes were ﬁlled with ferocious hate, while he was being enveloped in the enormous purplish black light ball.
Due to Huang Xingyun and his wife’s self-detonation, only the Demon God and the Destruction God were left in the sky above the Heavenly Snow Mountain. As they were hovering high up in the sky, they did not suffer a huge impact from the detonation. Additionally, the light that was ﬂashing on each of their bodies appeared to be brighter and stronger.
The dazzling starlight surrounding Zhou Weiqing’s body continuously experienced changes - the original whitish golden light that was mixed with yellowish golden light had gradually changed. The yellowish golden starlight had quietly vanished following each Astral Feedback. At this moment, all that was left surrounding Zhou Weiqing’s body was the whitish golden light. Even the Astral Celestial Territory within the sky had turned into the same bright light.
The total amount of Astral Feedback this time was too huge; a Heavenly God’s Astral Feedback was even more intense than all the Astral Feedbacks, Zhou Weiqing had conducted in the past, combined. Moreover, earlier on, this war had taken the lives of several powerhouses. Apart from the detonation of Huang Xingyun and his wife’s Heavenly Core Nucleus, the Heavenly Core Nuclei of the majority of the powerhouses were channeled into this Astral Feedback.
Streaks of pure Creation Saint Energy merged with his body, yet Zhou Weiqing felt very strange - he did not experience the inﬂating feeling that he used to feel in the past when he was about to make a breakthrough. At this moment, he could only feel clear qi rising up within his body. It was a wonderful promotion process, as though he had left the current world he was in and entered into a different world.
Impure qi was constantly being dispelled from within his body; the impurities within the Saint Energy were also being dissolved at an extremely fast speed. Additionally, ﬁne spatial cracks were constantly appearing around Zhou Weiqing. In the past, Zhou Weiqing would have deﬁnitely assumed the spatial crevices were caused by violent energy ripples. However, he completely did not think that was the case this time. He could clearly sense that within every crevice, there was a small space, and these spaces were created from the Saint Energy that was released from his body.
Zhou Weiqing slowly started to comprehend the situation. Creation, creation, is this Creation Energy? Within his eyes, it seemed as though he was looking at everything that happened eons ago; countless chaotic yet realistic fragments of images continuously ﬂashed across his mind.
At this time, the Demon God silently collapsed. In mid-air, all was left was Zhou Weiqing’s actual body. His entire body was whitish gold, his ten ﬁngers were moving rhythmically and each time they moved, ﬁne crevices appeared on his palms, coupled with all kinds of attributes. The attributes that appeared the most were Time, Demonic, Divine and Spirit.
These are the four present great Saint Attributes, and they were all presented around Zhou Weiqing’s body. Strange energy ripples became stronger and more intense as a result.
At this time, a spatial crevice appeared next to Zhou Weiqing without warning. A slender ﬁgure stepped out of it and her pale palm felt around before holding Zhou Weiqing’s hand. Next to her, four strange rays of light were ﬂickering.
It was Tian’er.
Saint Energy was cultivated by both Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er. Just as Zhou Weiqing was about to enter the next realm, increasing the purity of the Saint Energy, the Saint Energy had automatically sensed Tian’er’s presence. After all, it was created by both Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er together. Without Tian’er, there was no way Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy would be complete.
Zhou Weiqing held Tian’er’s hand. In this moment, the robust Saint Energy within his body rushed out immediately, enveloping Tian’er’s body within it. What made Zhou Weiqing astonished was that the Saint Energy within Tian’er’s body became as pure as his in an instant. The four great Saint Attributes around the two of them merged immediately. In this moment, it was as though they had become conjoined twins - they were one.
The whitish golden halo became more and more intense. The Astral Celestial Territory above their heads continuously expanded. The Astral Saint Core Nucleus within their bodies also started to undergo changes. Layers of halo started stripping from the Astral Saint Core Nucleus. The original Saint Core Nucleus gradually took on human forms. Indeed, they took on human forms that were the exact same replica as Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er.
They were entirely whitish golden, within Zhou Weiqing’s chest was a tiny person, who looked exactly the same as him, sitting cross-legged. Similarly, it had a life - a life that was completely connected to Zhou Weiqing’s. It was a life that was created from the Saint Energy.
Saint God Core Nucleus. It was created by the evolution of the Saint Energy and the Saint Core Nucleus.
When the Saint God Core Nucleus had taken the human form, a ball of dazzling radiance erupted from Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er’s body. The specks of starlight around them had vanished. Instead, they were each like an enormous star, as radiant light spread out from within them. The rich whitish golden light lit up the entire sky, and the Destruction Celestial Territory, that was shrouded here, had disappeared almost immediately the moment it got into contact with the layer of the whitish golden light.
Only the enormous purplish black light ball was still hovering there. Even then, dense layers of energy halos continued to rise above the purplish black light ball.
The powerhouses of the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, the Peerless Sect and the Heavenly Snow Mountain had already ﬂown back - hundreds of miles were considered nothing to them. However, at this moment, nobody dared to approach this area. Everyone could see that the battle between Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian was absolutely more terrifying that the battle earlier on with Huang Xingyun and his wife.
On the ground, where the Heavenly Snow Mountain used to stand, there was a deep cave with a diameter of 300 meters. There was no way of knowing how deep the cave was - it stretched as far as the eye could see. However, its hidden depth was sufﬁcient to send a chill down anyone’s spine.
Xue AoTian, Shangguan Tianyang, Shangguan Tianyue, Long Shiya, Wu Yunyue, Dongfang Hanyue, as well as Zhou Weiqing’s partners gathered together, anxiously watching the battle before their eyes.
“I did not expect that fellow to be the strongest here. If he’s able to defeat Fen Tian, in that case, Brother Xue, I’m afraid you ought to give the ‘World’s No. 1’ title to him,” said Shangguan Tianyang with a soft sigh. Xue AoTian forced a smile and said, “I wasn’t even able to protect the Heavenly Snow Mountain, what’s the point of having the title of ‘World’s No. 1’? The Heavenly Snow Mountain has ceased to exist.”
“No.” Shangguan Tianyang faced Xue AoTian and said, “Brother Xue, I am deeply sorry about the calamity that fell upon the Heavenly Snow Mountain. However, both you and the Heavenly Snow Mountain have sacriﬁced everything for the sake of the Mainland. Before coming to the Grand Tournament, I received the news that the Dan Dun Empire had started a war with the ZhongTian Empire. It’s entirely conceivable that if we lost the war here, the entire Mainland would be in dire straits. Brother Xue, if it’s ﬁne with you, the Heaven’s Expanse Palace can give half of the Heavenly Jewel Island to the Heavenly Snow Mountain for you to rebuild it to its former glory. At the same time, I can assure you that from now on, the ZhongTian Empire will provide the WanShou Empire with all the food that they require during the winter. Of course, you would have to command them to control their population.”
Upon hearing Shangguan Tianyang’s words, Xue AoTian could not help but be moved, “Tianyang, did you really mean what you said? I don’t need the Heavenly Jewel Island, but if you are able to keep the inhabitants of WanShou Empire warm and provide them with adequate food, the WanShou Empire is willing to help you in resisting against the Dan Dun Empire. AoYing, Yingbing, go now - select ten elite legions to aid the ZhongTian Empire.
“Yes,” answered Xue AoYing and Gu Yingbing respectfully. They turned around and were about to leave. Before they left, Gu Yingbing deliberately looked at Zhou Weiqing, who was high up in the distant sky.
“Wait a second.” Shangguan Tianyang hurriedly added, “You can’t show up without prior notiﬁcation. Tianyue, accompany the Tiger King and the Lion King to make a trip there. I won’t go into formalities to express my gratitude, Brother Xue. Today, everyone from the Peerless Sect present today, I’m sure everyone has heard my words. I will honor my promise.”
A rare smile appeared on Xue AoTian’s face; he took the initiative to extend his right hand towards Shangguan Tianyang. Shangguan Tianyang laughed and similarly, he extended his right hand and shook hands with him.
The leaders of the two Saint Lords had spent their entire lives ﬁghting but under such a circumstance, the both of them had thoroughly settled their disputes. At the same time, they had addressed the sufferings of the inhabitants in the northern part of the Mainland.
After Shangguan Tianyue had repeatedly warned his daughters, he brought Xue AoYing and Gu Yingbing with him and swiftly left. In truth, deep down in his heart, he was reluctant to leave at a moment as such. The war had not ended; whether or not Zhou Weiqing was able to defeat Fen Tian was of utmost importance. However, he had also understood that both Shangguan Tianyang and Xue AoTian were not conﬁdent of attaining the ﬁnal victory - they had found an excuse to send the three of them away to ensure that their respective Saint Lands had their own survivors!
Just before Shangguan Tianyue and company left, whitish golden rays of light abruptly spread out from Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er’s bodies.
“It’s done, Heavenly God Stage! They are both Heavenly Gods now!” Shangguan Tianyang was almost cheering in high spirits.
Indeed, neither he nor Xue AoTian were too optimistic about this battle - the difference between Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian was too big. Furthermore, Fen Tian had been building up his power over such a long period of time - it was evident that his power would have been signiﬁcantly enhanced as a result. However, it was different now. Tian’er was together with Zhou Weiqing, and they had both become Heavenly Gods. Not to forget, the both of them possessed Saint Energy! With the Creation nature of Saint Energy, the both of them combined stood a much higher chance to win against Fen Tian.
Zhou Weiqing gradually opened his eyes, experiencing the completely different Saint Energy within his body for himself, as well as the thrill that came after the breakthrough. He could not help but smile.
At this moment, be it him or Tian’er, they both felt as though their bodies had been completely cleansed - their personality traits had also undergone a dramatic change. Originally, Zhou Weiqing had a tinge of evil in him, but as of right now, he seemed like the world’s most upright gentleman. He was easy- going, warm, righteous, kind-hearted, and all the other positive traits could be easily found within him.
It was the same for Tian’er as well, except that the Saint Energy ripples on her body was a tad weaker than Zhou Weiqing’s.
A breakthrough with Saint Energy was always different from one with Heavenly Energy. Relying on the Astral Feedback, Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er became in sync with each other, and ﬁnally, they made a breakthrough to the Heavenly God Stage. Zhou Weiqing’s cultivation base was raised to the Mid Level Heavenly God Stage at one go, whereas Tian’er’s cultivation base was raised to the Low Level Heavenly God Stage. After all, Zhou Weiqing was the person who started the breakthrough process, and the person who beneﬁted the most was Tian’er - she had overcome several bottlenecks at one go.
“Don’t get excited, the big surprise has yet to come,” said Long Shiya to Shangguan Tianyang and Xue AoTian in a slightly smug manner. Seeing his beloved disciple become a Heavenly God, and his abilities had far surpassed that of his own, it was expected that the Six Ultimate Heavenly God was extremely excited and happy, let alone proud.
Xue AoTian and Shangguan Tianyang did not hide their envy towards Long Shiya. After glaring at him, they looked at Zhou Weiqing, waiting for the miracle that Long Shiya told them about.
The strongest emotion that they felt at this moment was regret. When they ﬁrst got to know Zhou Weiqing, they had the opportunity to take Zhou Weiqing under their wing. Unfortunately, they did not express enough sincerity towards him at that time. After Long Shiya ﬁnished his words, Zhou Weiqing had slowly lifted his right hand up high over his head. Immediately after, a resonant dragon’s roar erupted from his hand. An emerald green halo rushed out in an instant, transforming into an enormous emerald green dragon in the sky, circling above Zhou Weiqing’s head.
The whitish golden light that was spreading in the sky suddenly dwindled and frantically rushed into the emerald green dragon’s body, changing the color of its body to white- gold. After the enormous dragon had ﬁnished circling nine times, it charged straight down towards Zhou Weiqing’s body.
In this moment, Zhou Weiqing temporarily released Tian’er’s hand in order not to affect her. The white light ﬂashed and rushed directly into the enormous dragon’s body. The intense whitish golden light, that was revolving around Zhou Weiqing, had erupted.
“What is that?” asked Xue AoTian, while he was in a daze. Shangguan Tianyang answered with a slightly shaky voice,
“That is the eleventh piece of his Legendary Set. He actually has the eleventh piece of his Legendary Set. How is this possible……” Shangguan Tianyang was very clear that Zhou Weiqing’s eleventh piece was different from the eleventh piece of the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set. Only a Heavenly God was able to fully bring out the power of the God Set. Moreover, Zhou Weiqing was not an ordinary Heavenly God powerhouse! He was a Heavenly God that possessed Saint Energy. Even if Tianyang himself had also become a Heavenly God, he would not be able to bring out the power of the Legendary Set as much as Zhou Weiqing did. At this moment, the Boundless Inﬁnitum Set had been replaced by Zhou Weiqing’s Legendary Set as the world’s best Legendary Set.
Also at this moment, the purplish black light ball on the other side started to undergo some changes.
Layers of purplish black halo started started to shrink towards the center; the enormous light ball gradually became smaller. Furthermore, the huge crab in the sky also began to disappear. However, a catastrophic will soared up into the sky and forcefully pushed the surrounding whitish golden light away. The overbearing Destruction Energy erupted in a way that made everyone feel despair.
Just like how the Demon God vanished, the Destruction God had vanished as well. Once again, Fen Tian’s body re-emerged before everyone’s eyes. However, the present him was very different from what he was like before.
The Legendary Set on his body had transformed into a strange shade of dark purple. His arms had become exceptionally thick. Four long legs had grown out of each side of his back, as though he had grown eight crab legs from out of nowhere.
The most terrifying thing was the weapon in Fen Tian’s hand
- the dueling sword. It was still a dueling sword, but it was not the one that belonged to Fen Tian. It was the Destruction God’s thousand-meter long dueling sword.
Seeing a man that was no more than two meters tall, holding a thousand-meter long dueling sword that was entirely ﬂickering with purple light - what kind of image was that?
There seemed to be a black hole on Fen Tian’s back. To put it more accurately, it was a purple hole, that was deep blackish purple on the outside, and its center was in a shade of dark green. A halo was continuously pulsing on it, and every time it pulsed, it would create layers of distorted light around it that frantically devoured every type of attribute energy in the air. Even the golden light within the whitish golden Saint Energy was stripped away and devoured by it, causing the white light to be dispelled.
“Zhou Weiqing.” Fen Tian’s thunder-like voice rang through the air. Two intense rays of dark purple light shot out from his eyes; he raised the Destruction Sword in his hands and swung it down, creating a frightening curtain of light that charged towards Zhou Weiqing who was in mid-air.
“Ah——” A sudden shriek was heard and a strange golden light struck Fen Tian hard at a speed that was indistinguishable to the naked eye. Even with Fen Tian’s current cultivation base, his body slowed down for a bit, and so did the speed at which the Destruction Sword was swinging down at.
The golden light was shot from Tian’er’s forehead. With the Spirit Attribute, coupled with her Saint Energy, even Fen Tian would be affected by Tian’er, who had acquired the Saint God Nucleus.
She pointed her God Spirit Staff towards the sky and a clear whitish golden light transformed into an enormous light shield before it met Fen Tian’s attack. A loud bang was heard - it was the collision between Creation and Destruction forces.
The whitish golden light ﬂew in all directions - the shield shattered. However, the Destruction Sword was being thrown off upon impact and did not land on Zhou Weiqing’s body.
Tian’er leapt forward and arrived within a hundred meters of Zhou Weiqing. She stared at Fen Tian who was at a distance away; circles of whitish golden halos were continuously emitted from her body.
The God Spirit Staff drew a circle in the air and the Astral Celestial Territory quietly appeared. A myriad of splendid white-gold starlight headed straight in the direction of where Fen Tian was.
Fen Tian snorted furiously. The space behind him instantly became purplish black. Terrifying Destruction Energy transformed into a layer of halo and started spreading out. All the whitish golden starlight that erupted from the Astral Celestial Territory that were outside of the area of a hundred meters in front of him turned into ripples before vanishing. He swung the Destruction Sword in his hand once again. This time, his target was Tian’er. “Divine, seal.” Tian’er shouted in her delicate voice. The Astral Celestial Territory within the sky had suddenly experienced some changes - it had transformed into an enormous seraph (six-winged angel), hovering there. In an extremely short period of time, both its hands created a mysterious symbol. A light ﬂashed and the symbol shot directly towards the Destruction Sword.
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Poof! The Destruction Sword halted in mid-air; the symbol also shattered loudly. As the seraph’s body ﬂickered, a huge white-gold long sword had appeared within his hand before it struck the Destruction Sword once again.
The Angel Sword was only a hundred meters in length - it paled signiﬁcantly in comparison to the Destruction Sword. Perhaps it was due to the symbol earlier but in this moment, it managed to block the attack from the huge sword, albeit with much difﬁculty.
A purple light ﬂashed within Fen Tian’s eyes; the eight long legs on the sides of his body throbbed, and eight rays of purplish black light shone upon the Destruction Sword at the same time. Immediately, the layer of whitish golden light that was enveloping the Destruction Sword, as a result of the shattered symbol, had immediately dispersed. Furthermore, the light on the Destruction Sword had abruptly become twice as bright.
Pff—— The Angel Sword had shattered - even the seraph was sliced into halves in mid-air. Its enormous body did not directly vanish. Instead, it was being absorbed by the Destruction Sword - being completely devoured by the Destruction light at a speed that was distinguishable by the naked eye.
It was apparent that Tian’er’s body swayed for a bit; her face had become very pale. Blood trickled down from the corner of her mouth.
She had already thought highly of Fen Tian’s abilities. However, the amount of power displayed by Fen Tian had far exceeded what she expected. After all, the current Tian’er was a lot stronger than Zhou Weiqing when he had fought Fen Tian earlier. A Heavenly God that possessed Saint Energy, coupled with the support from her Saint God Core Nucleus, actually got wounded after two attacks. Evidently, Fen Tian’s Destruction Energy was still much purer than Tian’er’s Saint Energy, even though she had become a Heavenly God.
After the Destruction Sword had destroyed the seraph, it paused in mid-air for a brief moment before charging straight towards Tian’er at an increased speed. Fen Tian’s objective was very simple - even if he was unable to hurt Zhou Weiqing, he would want to kill off Tian’er ﬁrst. Tian’er’s powerful Saint Energy similarly posed a huge threat to him. If she were to join forces with Zhou Weiqing, it would be hard to tell who was going to emerge as the ﬁnal victor.
If Shangguan Tianyang was able to see that Zhou Weiqing was consolidating the eleventh piece of his Legendary Set, naturally, Fen Tian could see that too. At this moment, all he could think about was to destroy him.
Circles of whitish golden light rippled out from Tian’er’s body. A phantom image of a miniature Tian’er gradually appeared on her chest - it was her Saint God Core Nucleus. A ray of Saint light shot out from Tian’er’s chest. A ‘bang’ was heard - it forcefully struck the Destruction Sword. At the same time, Tian’er’s face turned pale and she spat out a mouthful of blood.
When Xue AoTian, who was observing from afar, saw that his daughter was hurt, he had panicked immediately. He was about to rush out towards her, but he was stopped by the Six Ultimate Heavenly God Long Shiya.
“Don’t go. This is a battle which we have no means to interfere with. Going over will only lead to your own demise, which will affect your daughter. Zhou Weiqing should be about to launch an attack any time now.”
The Destruction Sword was hoisted. Fen Tian snorted coldly; the eight long legs on his back shot out purplish black light rays once again. This time, it was not as simple as just spurting out - the purplish black rays continued to channel into the Destruction Sword. The huge thousand meter long Destruction Sword gradually became transparent. Terrifying energy ripples caused cracks to appear within the Destruction Celestial Territory.
Facing the intimidating Destruction Sword that was being hoisted in the air, Tian’er looked extremely weak and tiny. However, she did not cower at all. Circles of powerful white- golden halos continuously erupted from the Saint God Core Nucleus on her chest. No matter what, she had to block this attack - she was not going to allow Fen Tian to harm her man.
Bang——, the dense dark purplish light was like a ﬂame that surged up from the Destruction Sword. In an instant, the huge sword’s width had doubled. Endless killing and Destruction aura arose abruptly, as though it was an enormous purplish black mountain that was collapsing on Tian’er. Tian’er had a look of despair in her eyes. Fen Tian had become extremely powerful after reﬁning his Destruction Energy, as well as merging with the Destruction Attribute of several Blood Red Hell and Passion Valley powerhouses. Evidently, his cultivation base had surpassed the Max Level Heavenly God Stage. Even though he did not reach the Heavenly Change Stage, he had at least half his foot in.
Under such circumstances, where Tian’er’s Saint Energy was not as pure as the opponent’s Destruction Energy, not to forget the huge difference between their cultivation base, how was she going to carry on the battle?
Tian’er knew that perhaps she might be able to block this attack from hurting Zhou Weiqing, but there was a possibility that she might not be able to see her Little Fatty anymore.
The huge sword descended from above, bringing along the extremely terrifying Destruction and killing aura with it. It seemed as though this attack could break the entire Boundless Mainland into two.
However, the look in Fen Tian’s eyes had suddenly changed at this moment. Without prior warning, a ray of gray light appeared right before his formidable sword. Ding——
A crisp sound had erupted in the sky - it did not sound as terrifying as the explosion from before. However, it had caused all the powerhouses who were observing in the sky to descend for about almost a thousand meters before they could regain stability with much difﬁculty.
It was a long gray sword; it was much more slender compared to the Destruction Sword. It was entirely gray and took the form of a crystal, radiating with a gray halo. It seemed to be even sharper than the Destruction Sword.
It was not long - it looked as though it was approximately 1.5 meters long. With a huge dueling sword like the Destruction Sword being placed before it, it looked like a speck of dust. However, that speck of dust managed to block the Destruction Sword’s path.
The gray sword’s sword light ﬂickered and stretched out over a thousand meters before forcefully blocking the Destruction dueling sword. Both swords reached to a standstill in mid-air. Next, a gray ﬁgure quietly appeared in the sky. The gray ﬁgure was a hundred meters tall; it was devilishly handsome. It was none other than the Demon God.
However, it was different from the one that Zhou Weiqing had metamorphosed. The Demon God that had just appeared was a lot more demonic than the one before. Behind the Demon God, there was another ﬁgure who was holding the hands of Tian’er, who had previously been gripped by despair earlier on.
This person was covered in a white armor that could be described as majestic and dazzling. The entire armor was in the shade of a crystal clear white. The armor appeared to be extremely thick and heavy. It covered his entire body. There seemed to be an enormous dragon that was constantly cruising within the armor; circles of white-golden halos were continuously being released from it. A mass of distinct nebulae could be seen orbiting on his back - it was indeed the Astral Celestial Territory. This armor actually had a Celestial Territory embedded in it - one could tell how powerful it was.
The arms of the armor were exceptionally thick; furthermore, he was holding two hammers - one in each hand. The hammers were not that big. However, it could be clearly seen that the two rays of light that were emitted from them had projected two gigantic hammers, made from energy, that were a hundred meters long onto the sky. It seemed like a Heavenly Skill Image, however, even Fen Tian’s Destruction Celestial Territory was unable to approach the pair of hammers.
Right in the center of the white armor, there was a sparkling and clear milky white gem. The gem was in the shape of a human. Upon further scrutiny, wasn’t it Zhou Weiqing, who was sitting cross-legged?
Indeed, Zhou Weiqing had completed the ﬁnal consolidation of the ‘Hate Ground no Handle’ Set. The eleven-piece ‘Hate Ground no Handle’ Set was no longer yellowish golden - it was now white. It was a God Set, a true God Set. The Boundless Inﬁnitum Set was also an eleven-piece set, however it was signiﬁcantly inferior to the ‘Hate Ground no Handle’ Set.
Not only did Zhou Weiqing summon the Demon God’s projection, he had merged himself with it. Hence, it allowed the Demon God’s projection to display a much greater power than before - even the Sword of Demon God was summoned. Just like how Fen Tian enhanced his abilities and power, Zhou Weiqing’s body had undergone changes as well.
The Demon God’s body suddenly became illusory. Immediately after, the Sword of Demon God had increased to a hundred meters long in the sky before it landed onto the Demon God’s hand. He gently raised the long sword and forcefully shook off the Destruction Sword.
Zhou Weiqing did not wait idly in mid-air - he ﬂung the hammer in his left hand into the sky, and swept the hammer in his right hand across. The two hammers met each other and an strong white-golden Saint Energy erupted. His Dual Legendary Hammers merged into one and became a huge hammer with a long handle.
The long-handled huge hammer was three meters long, and its huge hammer head was nearly a meter across. Albeit faintly, there was an enormous dragon spiraling above it. Additionally, a crying face and a smiling face ﬂashed alternately.
Zhou Weiqing’s right hand was holding onto the huge hammer, his left hand was holding onto Tian’er’s hand. Tian’er could only feel her aura had merged itself with him into one entity.
“If he wants to kill you, he’d have to go over my dead body ﬁrst.” Zhou Weiqing’s resolute voice rang in Tian’er’s ear. In the next moment, he was in mid-air, standing next to the Demon God. Fen Tian did not continue to attack. Looking at Zhou Weiiqng and the Demon God, his eyes became gloomy. “An eleven-piece God Set. Zhou Weiqing, you sure have a lot of hidden trumps. However, they are all useless. So what if you have the Demon God? Even if you managed to summon the
actual Demon God, likewise, I will ﬁnish him off today.”
As he spoke, Fen Tian waved his right hand. The thousand meter long Destruction Sword swiftly shrunk and transformed into a four foot long sword in his hand in the blink of an eye.
The shrunken Destruction Sword became jet-black in color. Zhou Weiqing was unable to describe the feeling that the sword had given him. On the other hand, Fen Tian himself had entirely become black, to the point that his features could no longer be distinguished.
At this moment, the Demon God made a move. He was a projection summoned by Zhou Weiqing - once he sensed that Zhou Weiqing was being threatened, he would immediately launch an attack.
The Sword of Demon God beckoned towards Fen Tian in a provoking manner. Thereafter, Fen Tian’s black ﬁgure appeared out of nowhere. Even Zhou Weiqing, who had mastered the Spatial Law, could not ﬁgure out how Fen Tian appeared there.
This time, the size of the sword was reversed.
A crisp sound was heard. The Sword of Demon God was broken…… Under the astonished gazes of Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er, the powerful Sword of Demon God had actually broken.
Immediately after, Fen Tian suddenly spread his body wide open and transformed into an enormous devouring mouth of nothingness, before devouring the Demon God together with the Sword of Demon God at one go.
At this moment, Zhou Weiqing had made a move - he raised the Dual Legendary Hammers up high before swinging them down, without any fancy movements.
A black ﬁgure ﬂew out and the Demon God had appeared once again. However, the Demon God had only appeared for a second before turning into a ball of gray gas and vanished into thin air.
Naturally, the black ﬁgure that ﬂew upon impact was Fen Tian. He looked at Zhou Weiqing and appeared to be utterly astonished. Unfortunately, due to the fact that his entire body was jet-black, Zhou Weiqing could not even see the look in his eyes.
The eleventh piece of the ‘Hate Ground no Handle’ Set did not boost Zhou Weiqing’s strength by two-fold - instead, it boosted his strength by ten-fold. In other words, with the ‘Hate Ground no Handle’ Set, the terrifying strength that Zhou Weiqing possessed was ten thousand times more than his original strength. It was ten thousand times the strength of a Heavenly God!
Upon reaching its pinnacle, any ability would undergo changes to a certain degree. As the saying went, there were different means of achieving the same result. Earlier on, Zhou Weiqing had used brute strength to forcefully hit Fen Tian so hard that he ﬂew upon impact. Even though it was unable to inﬂict any injury upon him, it stopped him from fully devouring the Demon God’s energy.
He swung the Dual Legendary Hammers once again. In mid- air, an enormous hundred meter shadow of the hammer descended from the sky, in the direction of Fen Tian.
The black ﬁgure ﬂashed and Fen Tian had vanished. At the same time, Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er had also vanished. The light reappeared. Fen Tian’s Destruction Sword happened to reappear at the spot where Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er were standing it earlier on. On the other hand, Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er had appeared on the other side.
Zhou Weiqing had used the Spatial Law. As for what Fen Tian used, Zhou Weiqing did not have a single clue.
The enormous hammer in the sky did not pause despite the fact that Fen Tian had disappeared. It bombarded in midair. Following a loud rumbling sound, the hammer had created a black hole with a diameter of a thousand meters. The powerful suction force was dragging Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er’s bodies, causing them to sway for a bit.
The Dual Legendary Hammers moved once again. It was as though the enormous hammer shadow in the sky went into a frenzy - it attacked in all directions.
Be it Zhou Weiqing or Fen Tian, regardless of how powerful their cultivation base was, they were after all not actual gods. They could not forcibly face the black hole head-on. Perhaps the black hole was unable to devour them, but it could still affect their strength substantially. In an instant, dozens of huge black holes had appeared in the sky; they had blocked off all of the routes taken by Fen Tian’s attacks. “Do you think that this is enough to stop me?” Fen Tian’s disdainful voice rang through the air. His jet-black body expanded once again. Poof - he had engulfed a black hole, which disappeared without a trace in the blink of an eye.
Zhou Weiqing was extremely shocked. Was that possible? Did his Destruction Energy reach the point where it could even devour a black hole? Even if his Destruction Energy was not at its ultimate purest form, it was not far from it.
While he was shocked, he was not going to stay idle. As his opponent was devouring the black hole, at the same time, his Dual Legendary Hammers struck at lightning fast speed.
A loud bang was heard; the enormous hammer, coupled with the ‘Hate Ground no Handle’ Set’s terrifying power, had completed erupted, forcefully sending Fen Tian ﬂying once again.
However, Fen Tian was absolutely not bothered by an attack as such. His ﬁgure ﬂashed and he pounced over once more. This time, his body had suddenly shrank and became extremely tiny. The effects of him devouring the black hole earlier had manifested. Cracks had appeared on the black hole that was originally protecting Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er within it. Fen Tian had actually managed to directly enter it. The jet-black ﬁgure suddenly got magniﬁed and the Destruction Sword headed directly for Zhou Weiqing.
None of the techniques were of any use at this moment. His Dual Legendary Hammers struck once again. This was the ﬁrst time that they were properly exchanging blows with each other head-on, after they had raised their cultivation bases.
The entire sky had darkened. A black ﬁgure ﬂew backwards in an instant and even crashed directly into a black hole. Zhou Weiqing was extremely sharp-witted - he had accurately calculated the position the moment he had ﬂung his hammer. In terms of brute strength, Fen Tian was not his match.
However, could the black hole really hurt Fen Tian?
Shattered; the black hole had shattered. Fen Tian’s body had actually crashed into the black hole and caused it to shatter upon impact instead, transforming into specks of black light that were scattered within the sky. Standing on the other side, even though Zhou Weiqing had sent Fen Tian ﬂying, he was not completely unscathed. A layer of black halo densely covered his body and his ‘Hate Ground no Handle’ Set violently radiated and the whitish golden light ﬂickered in a frenzy. Evidently, he was unable to take the upper
hand in terms of attributes. In fact, his Saint Energy could barely suppress Fen Tian.
After Fen Tian had shattered the black hole, he did not readjust himself. The black ﬁgure ﬂashed once again, and this time, he was a lot more powerful than before.
The whitish golden light on Zhou Weiqing’s body had suddenly shone brightly, causing the black light that was adhering to his body to disintegrate. At the same time, the Dual Legendary Hammers had lit up with the luster of the nebula. The orbiting nebula had directly appeared on top of the hammer head; he had activated his Celestial Territory right there.
All the Heavenly God powerhouses, who were watching the battle, were dumbfounded. They possessed their respective Celestial Territory as well, hence, they naturally knew how it looked like when being activated. An ability such as the Celestial Territory was much easier to operate when it was magniﬁed. Even though there was a limit to how much it could be magniﬁed, it would not result in any pressure on the user’s body. However, if it was a completely different story when it was shrunken. Shrinking a Celestial Territory was like compressing it. Shrinking a Celestial Territory as small as a hammer head, like what Zhou Weiqing did, was something unimaginable to them.
At this moment, Tian’er had changed her position and stood behind Zhou Weiqing. She hugged him from the back and placed her arms around his waist, pressing herself tightly against his body. Without holding back, her Saint Energy was channeled into Zhou Weiqing’s body, combining both their Saint Energy into a single entity.
Suddenly, the sky became darker. Immediately after, a light shone brightly. This time, Fen Tian did not get sent ﬂying. Instead, he was stuck onto the hammer head.
The whitish golden light of the Astral Celestial Territory had enveloped Fen Tian’s jet-black ﬁgure within it. Countless starlight appeared around Fen Tian’s body, clashing violently with the Destruction Energy given off from his body. Every time they clashed, everyone present could sense the violent energy ripples of the Destruction and Creation forces. The white and black light from Zhou Weiqing and Fen Tian’s body respectively could be clearly seen weakening at a speed that was distinguishable to the naked eye.
Could it be that Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy could not suppress Fen Tian’s Destruction Energy? Of course, the answer was no. After his cultivation base was raised to the Heavenly God Stage, the purity of Zhou Weiqing’s Saint Energy was not in any way inferior to Fen Tian’s Destruction Energy.
He was waiting for an opportunity for Fen Tian to walk into his trap. During the ﬁrst collision, the reason why he allowed the Destruction Energy to adhere to his body was because he wanted Fen Tian to let his guard down, and the opportunity came in the next moment.
After combining Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er’s Saint Energy, perhaps it was still weaker than Fen Tian’s Destruction Energy. However, in terms of attributes, he ultimately managed to have a steady upper hand over Fen Tian. The vulnerability he had displayed earlier on had completely vanished. Even Tian’er, who was still hugging Zhou Weiqing, had a faint smile on her face.
Indeed, from the moment she blocked Fen Tian’s attack, Zhou Weiqing had already laid his trap. Their attributes might seem inferior but it was entirely a facade.
Fen Tian, whose entire body was jet-black, gradually revealed his original appearance. However, what astonished Zhou Weiqing was that Fen Tian did not have a tinge of panic on his face.
Zhou Weiqing’s objective was very simple - he wanted to use Creation Attribute within his Saint Energy to drain Fen Tian’s Destruction Attribute. Zhou Weiqing believed in his own self- healing ability. With the Astral Celestial Territory, as long as the stars that appeared during the creation were still present in the sky, his Saint Energy would continue to be replenished. On the other hand, Fen Tian had no other powerhouses by his side, who had possessed the Destruction Attribute.
“Do you think that the current me can only devour the Destruction Attribute?” asked Fen Tian coldly. The eight long legs on his back suddenly stretched open towards the back. Immediately after, a black light ball appeared at the end of each leg, as though eight miniature black holes had suddenly surfaced.
Eight rays of light shot out, heading in the direction of the spectators who were situated far away. Crap! Zhou Weiqing exclaimed in his heart. However, it was too late. The people who bore the brunt of the attack were the eight Heaven’s Expanse Palace Heavenly King powerhouses - they happened to be in the direct path of the black light. In the next moment, before they had a chance to make any sound,
they had vanished into thin air. On the other hand, the constantly diminishing black light on Fen Tian’s body had became brighter. What Zhou Weiqing was most worried about was the fact that the black light balls on Fen Tian’s eight legs had lit up once again.
However, this time, the eight rays of light were not aimed at the spectators. Instead, they struck the eight black holes in the sky that had not vanished. The eight black holes dimmed at the same time. In the next moment, Zhou Weiqing could only feel the overwhelmingly powerful Destruction Energy bursting from Fen Tian’s body. His Dual Legendary Hammers were no longer able to bind the Destruction Sword to it.
A loud bang was heard; Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er ﬂew upon impact. The terrifying Destruction Energy transformed into a huge devouring mouth before biting Zhou Weiqing hard.
Splat—— Zhou Weiqing vomited a mouthful of blood. The terrifying Destruction Energy had completely erupted from within his body. Even the light from the Hate Ground no Handle’ Set had dimmed down.
Zhou Weiqing had never expected Fen Tian’s power to suddenly increase to such a signiﬁcant level, after borrowing the power of the Lord of the Nether. Fen Tian smiled coldly; he did not pursue Zhou Weiqing. Instead, he lifted his right hand and raised the Destruction Sword up high. A strange voice, that could not be distinguished whether it belonged to a man or a woman, was heard coming from his body.
“You lowly human beings are actually trying to ruin my plans. This is practically wishful thinking on your part. The war amongst mankind had already begun. The feeling coming from the hatred of countless resentful spirits, as well as ruthlessness, was indeed splendid. Fen Tian currently possessed a third of my power, which is not something you’re capable of defeating. All of you shall die. The moment I break free and descend onto the human world, will be the arrival of your doomsday.”
The pitch-black and gloomy light soared into the sky; it took on a circular shape and started spreading outwards. In the blink of an eye, it had reached a thousand meters in diameter. Right in the middle of the black light, a mass in the shade of dark green had appeared - it resembled a huge eye. Immediately after, an extremely powerful suction force erupted from within the black hole with a thousand meter diameter - the suction force was at least a hundred times stronger than the average black hole. Regardless of whether it was Zhou Weiqing, who was a short distance away from it, or the Heaven’s Expanse Palace, the Peerless Sect and the Heavenly Snow Mountain’s powerhouses, who were standing far away, they were all unable to control their bodies, that being pulled towards the black hole by the terrifying devouring Destruction Energy, inching closer, and closer.
Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er still managed to stabilize their bodies, albeit with much difﬁculty, but that was all they could do. Furthermore, at this moment, it was impossible for them to escape!
The Lord of the Nether - the voice earlier belonged to the Lord of the Nether. Just a third of his power was already that formidable; exactly how much more powerful was the Lord of the Nether? If he were to be allowed to descend to the human world, it would truly mark the end of mankind!
“Lord of the Nether, you will not succeed.” At this moment, a calm and pleasant voice was heard. Immediately after, an emerald green light quietly appeared within the void above Fen Tian’s head, right in the middle of the devouring black hole. “Sidhe Queen? Oh, my bad - I should call you the Sidhe Empress, am I right? Do you think you can stop me all by yourself?” The Lord of the Nether’s voice was ﬁlled with disdain.
The Sidhe Empress did not utter a word. The faint emerald green halo started spreading out from her body. Even though she was right in the middle of the devouring black hole, it had no effect on her at all.
She continuously made a series of complicated hand signs in front of her chest. The increasingly intense emerald green light took on the form of a halo and started spreading out. She looked over at Zhou Weiqing.
“Weiqing, I can only temporarily restrain Fen Tian. The only thing that can inﬂict a signiﬁcant damage on him is your Saint Energy. We don’t have many opportunities - you have to launch your most powerful attack and completely destroy him. He is merely a projection of the Lord of the Nether. We must kill him ﬁrst. Or else, everyone present will die, and Fen Tian will take over our power and help open up a passage for the Lord of the Nether. You only have half a minute.”
The Sidhe Empress’ voice was very solemn, with a tinge of nervousness. It was the ﬁrst time Zhou Weiqing was seeing her in such a state, apart from the ﬁrst time he saw her, when the Sidhe Princess got kidnapped. Hence, it could be seen that Fen Tian had already become that terrifyingly powerful.
Rays of emerald green light descended from the sky, like vines dropping downwards, enveloping Fen Tian’s body within it. Also, at this moment, the devouring black hole in mid-air had halted. It seemed as though all the Destruction Energy had been isolated by the Sidhe Empress.
The emerald green light folded inwards and forcefully crushed Fen Tian’s pure Destruction Energy, preventing it from getting out.
“Sidhe Empress, in doing so, you’re only quenching thirst with poison. How long do you think you can restrain me for? Let us see how much vitality you have to burn.” The Lord of the Nether’s voice was still as disdainful as before. Evidently, he was not bothered by the Sidhe Queen’s move at all.
The Sidhe Queen did not utter a single word. However, the emerald green light grew more and more intense, causing Fen Tian to be trapped within it, unable to budge at all. Zhou Weiqing was still sharing a life with the Sidhe Empress. Hence, he had clearly realized that everything the Lord of the Nether had said was correct. At this moment, the Sidhe Empress was indeed burning her vitality to reﬁne her Life Saint Energy to a horrifying degree. Only then, she could use the Lord of the Nether’s energy to temporarily trap Fen Tian.
After all, at this moment, the Sidhe Empress was not relying solely on her own power - she was also relying on the power of the twelve Sidhe elders. Additionally, she was even using a portion of the power of the Sidhe’s Ancient Tree! Even so, she could only restrain him for half a minute.
Zhou Weiqing hinted to Tian’er to let go of his body. His Dual Legendary Hammers had disappeared after as well. Half a minute; he only had half a minute. Currently Fen Tian did not even have a corporeal form. It was an extremely difﬁcult feat to launch an attack that was powerful enough kill him, who had possessed a third of the Lord of the Nether’s powers, within the timeframe of thirty seconds.
What made it most difﬁcult was that at this moment, Fen Tian’s Destruction Energy was already terrifyingly pure. If he was not killed off in one attack, he would be able to devour any energy in the air, and even activate the black hole’s force to devour for self-healing purposes. Zhou Weiqing absolutely had no conﬁdence in his Saint Energy. The window period of thirty seconds was way too short. If he only used the method of draining his energy to counteract, it would be impossible for him to completely kill off Fen Tian in such a short period of time.
Hence, Zhou Weiqing did not try to even adopt that method. He had another choice - something he had never attempted before. However, at this very moment, he could only take the gamble and see if he could succeed.
Zhou Weiqing’s body gradually released gentle Saint Energy ripples. The tiny ﬁgure on his chest had lit up thereafter; it seemed as though it had opened both eyes as well.
The purest Saint Energy within the Saint God Core Nucleus gushed out. Zhou Weiqing placed both palms together before his chest and made a very strange gesture.
While both palms were facing each other, they did not touch one another - leaving a ﬁst-sized space between them. The Saint God Core Nucleus ﬂoated out from his chest and hovered right between his palms. The bright whitish golden radiance shone even more brightly immediately. The tiny Saint God Core Nucleus that was ﬂoating between his palms did the exact same movements as Zhou Weiqing - it looked extremely strange.
Similarly, it placed his hands together, with its palms facing one another, leaving a space between them.
The light on Zhou Weiqing’s forehead lit up and in an instant, both his eyes became gray in color. Immediately after, an enormous phantom image gradually came into view.
At his current cultivation base, the Heavenly Skill Image that he casted would be an image of himself. However, at this moment, the Heavenly Skill Image casted behind Zhou Weiqing was not one of his own.
It was an enormous tiger that was entirely black - it was the Dark Demon God Tiger. It had a thick tail, and a pair of broad wings, as well as an air of grandeur and prestige. It was several times stronger than the last time it appeared.
After all, ever since Zhou Weiqing became a Heavenly King, he had not casted the Heavenly Skill Image of the Dark Demon God Tiger. However, he chose to release it during the most crucial moment, which is right now. Apart from its powerful aura, what made the Dark Demon God Tiger different from what it used to be was the fact that it had a person on its back. It was the miniature Zhou Weiqing. Upon further scrutiny, one would realize that the Saint God Core Nucleus that was originally between his palms had disappeared. His Saint God Core Nucleus had merged with his Heavenly Skill Image of the Dark Demon God Tiger. It was indeed a very strange sight!
Not a single person had any clue as to what Zhou Weiqing was about to do. Even the Sidhe Queen, who shared a degree of telepathy with him, was unable to make the effort to sense it, as she was focusing her entire attention on trapping Fen Tian and could not afford to be distracted. However, the faith she had in Zhou Weiqing was something that could not be described in words.
Fen Tian was bound by the Sidhe Queen and was unable to break free. Hence, all he could do was hover quietly and observe Zhou Weiqing from a distance in silence. For some reason, he suddenly had a premonition. However, at this moment, the energy ripples that were released by Zhou Weiqing were not powerful at all. After he had withdrawn his Dual Legendary Hammers, he had also removed his Astral Celestial Territory. Under such circumstances, would Zhou Weiqing’s attack be powerful enough to harm him? Fen Tian was not convinced.
Terrifying Destruction Energy continuously pounded against the trap set up by the Sidhe Empress. The only person who could temporarily restrain Fen Tian in his present state was the Sidhe Empress herself. However, this drained massive amounts of energy from her. Fen Tian had absolute conﬁdence that if he broke free, she would bear the brunt of the impact and he would be able to kill and devour her ﬁrst. After that, Zhou Weiqing and Tian’er would be easy to deal with. Even if he was the only one left, not forgetting the hefty price he paid to attain his current strength and power, he was still able to destroy every single powerhouse before his eyes. By then, even though he was the Lord of the Nether’s lackey, at the very least he could be the representative of this world.
Zhou Weiqing’s eyes turned gray huh? Is he about to use the Demon God’s powers? Fen Tian had suddenly noticed the changes in Zhou Weiqing’s eyes. On the other hand, it seemed as though the image of the Dark Demon God Tiger and the Saint God Core Nucleus could not withstand the massive amount of energy - they became distorted. And at this moment, a tiny black hole appeared in the space between Zhou Weiqing’s palms. The hole could only be described with one word - ‘miniscule’. Even though Zhou Weiqing’s movements were continuously getting bigger, it was ultimately limited. Even with Fen Tian’s current cultivation base, he was unable to sense the presence of its energy aura. A tiny black hole as such did not require Fen Tian to launch any attack. He felt that if that attack were to strike him, it would vanish immediately.
It was a judgment based on his direct observation of the energy. However, for some reason, Fen Tian was experiencing an unusual feeling. He realized that, amidst feeling he was experiencing, the seemingly insigniﬁcant energy could actually pose a threat to him, but he was not sure exactly where the threat came from.
The tiny black hole gradually expanded as Zhou Weiqing spread open his arms. Zhou Weiqing’s eyes were very focused. This attack was his only opportunity to kill him - he would never allow himself to make any mistake at all. At this moment, be it him or Fen Tian, or even the Sidhe Empress, had put all their eggs in one basket. It was either success or death!
As the black hole gradually got bigger, Fen Tian ﬁnally saw what made it stand out from the other black holes. In an ordinary black hole, it would be entirely pitch-black or ﬁlled with a destructive devouring energy. However, this black hole of Zhou Weiqing’s was different. Within the black hole, there were circles of distorted light, similar to the distortions of the Heavenly Skill Image.
His feeling of uneasiness immediately became more intense. Fen Tian struggled with all his might and the Destruction Energy within his body erupted in all directions in a bid to thrust the Sidhe Empress backwards.
Sensing that Fen Tian was panicking, the Sidhe Empress felt satisﬁed. Evidently, Zhou Weiqing’s attack had to be effective for Fen Tian to be that agitated. The ﬂames of life raged so vigorously that one could see the seemingly materialized emerald green ﬂames above the Sidhe Empress’ head.