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How strong was Situ Po’s killing intent? Since Qin Wentian’s cultivation base was at the sixth level, he met with a suppression effect when faced against Situ Po’s at the eighth level.
Even when it came to Mandates, Situ Po’s Mandates of Swords and Stone were all at the Perfection Boundary, similarly enjoying a suppression over Qin Wentian. One also had to take into account the fact that Situ Po was the absolute chosen in the Sword Extinction Sect. How could any of the innate techniques he cultivated be weak? Furthermore, all three of his Astral Souls were also condensed from the 5th Heavenly Layer, so the quality of their Astral Energy was on par with that of Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian’s advantages were his three Yuanfu, his Divine Yuan Energy stored in one of his Yuanfu, his Fiend Transformation Art, that allowed him to have a demon physique, as well as the power of his double bloodline limits. However, what made Qin Wentian depressed was that even though his second bloodline was of a higher grade compared to the first, he couldn’t utilize its full potential yet.
That mysterious bloodline was like an ancient treasure box, he could only excavate its strength step by step.
As for Divine Inscriptions, those third-level Divine Inscriptions which he could instantly inscribe were of no threat to Situ Po. Unless, he used his Heavenly Hammer Astral Soul as a base and inscribed Divine Inscriptions within his Yuanfu before going all out with one shot.
Resplendent Astral Light bathed the area, Qin Wentian didn’t bother to hide his third Astral Soul’s radiance. That golden corona clearly indicated that his third Astral Soul was condensed from the 5th Heavenly Layer—an ancient demon with a terrible baleful aura. Underneath the augmentation of his Astral Soul, the demonic qi exuding from Qin Wentian was even stronger than before.
“Astral Soul from the 5th Layer. Oh yeah, we’ve never seen Qin Wentian unleashing his Astral Souls in combat before. This is the first time, and to think that it originated from the 5th Heavenly Layer.”
“Not just that, this is the Demon Sovereign Astral Soul, its ranked first in the Warbeast Index!”
Those below all felt as though a thunderbolt went off in their hearts. Qin Wentian and Situ Po, both of them were monstrous geniuses that obtained the approval of all thirty-six halls. Since Situ Po wanted to kill Qin Wentian, Qin Wentian chose not to hide his strength any longer, going all out and revealing his Demon Sovereign Astral Soul.
He had actually condensed an Astral Soul that corresponded with the Demon Sovereign Constellation, also ranked first on the Warbeast Index. If so, his fourth Astral Soul would undoubtedly hail from the 6th Heavenly Layer. By then, just the quality of his Astral Energy alone would be overwhelming.
At this moment, the eyes of the crowd perceived an incredible scene. The demonic qi Qin Wentian exuded overflowed to the Heavens. It enveloped Qin Wentian’s body and in moments, underwent a transformation… completely taking on the form of a demon.
This… the hearts of the spectators pounded madly. Was Qin Wentian really not a beastman? That demonic body, Wings of a Garuda, Scales of a Xuanwu, Arms of a Kirin, Claws of a Golden Dragon. The only part of his body that still retained a semblance to humanity was his head. The sight of the current Qin Wentian caused the spectators to feel terror on a primal level in their hearts.
The second stage of Fiend Transformation Art, Demon Emergence—using demon-attributed Astral Energy as support to condense a demonic body.
“That’s definitely not the body of a half-beast, how could there be such a terrifying combination? Garuda wings for speed, Xuanwu scales for defense, Kirin arms and Dragon claws for attack. This is something that imitates the body of a Demon Sovereign and is an extremely abnormal combination. I’m pretty sure this is a cultivation art, so it’s no wonder Qin Wentian could exude demonic qi of such amounts despite being a human. He must have definitely cultivated a demon-attributed cultivation art.”
Someone exclaimed, the revelation resounding in their hearts. If they all cultivated the same exact art, it would undoubtedly raise their strength by another level. After all, they had already seen how powerful Qin Wentian’s physique was when he caught hold of the sharp swords with his bare hands.
Glints of light flickered in the eyes of many in the crowd.
Even Situ Po paused for a moment as he contemplated Qin Wentian’s transformation.
Qin Wentian’s bloodline thrummed in his body as a crimson glow enveloped his demonic frame, intensifying the aura of fear he projected. It seemed as though he was truly a demon king that hailed from the primordial era, disdainfully glancing at all around him. In that moment, he was the lord of all demons.
“Even if you are truly a lord among demons, you still have to die.” Situ Po’s voice broke the silence. Directing his palms at Qin Wentian, he made a squeezing motion, intending to petrify Qin Wentian. However, Qin Wentian continued standing there with a countenance as frosty as winter’s chill. His Mandate of Demon erupted to its limits and he slashed forwards with his golden draconic claws, filled with boundless might.
There was no fear in Situ Po, he continued leisurely advancing forward. Extending out a finger, his sword intent birthed a wave of boundless sword might that condensed into a whirlpool of swords. The cacophony of the keening was so sharp that even hearing it caused people to feel as though their bodies were about to be lacerated.
No matter how strong Qin Wentian’s physique was, it would still break under his might.
Qin Wentian wanted a direct clash with him? So be it, regardless of what tricks Qin Wentian had up his sleeves, death was the only result that awaited him.
As the two of them collided, Situ Po’s finger shot towards Qin Wentian’s head. Qin Wentian shifted his body to the side, swiping out with his left claws as Divine Energy gushed out. But who was Situ Po? He reacted instantly, and changed his target—he locked down onto Qin Wentian’s heart region.
At the same time, a resplendent light enveloped him as an armor of starstone formed.
Qin Wentian also unleashed the Heaven Breaking Finger technique with his hands in the draconic claws form, breaking apart the dome of heavens with a single stab. The powerful innate technique, powered by the sharpness of sword-type Divine Yuan Energy, landed on Situ Po’s protective armor, penetrating right through it.
Both their attacks landed at the same instant. Qin Wentian’s demonic frame shuddered and looked as though it were about to fall apart, his internal organs all shook tremendously as he coughed out several mouthfuls of blood. That single finger attack of Situ Po contained an explosive might that was too terrifying, it was almost sufficient to lacerate him completely, taking his life right there and then.
“Cough…” More blood leaked out from his lips. A single attack by Situ Po had grievously injured Qin Wentian.
But what made the crowd thunderstruck was that Situ Po had also been injured. The starstone armor was pierced through, with blood flowing out from the wound. There was also a destructive energy that flowed into his body and targeted his internal organs, landing him in a state similar to Qin Wentian. What an intense collision.
And, Qin Wentian had actually survived? Not only that, he had even injured Situ Po.
Situ Po’s starstone armor was condensed from his Mandate of Stone at the Perfection Boundary, it could even soak up blows from experts at the ninth level of Yuanfu before shattering, yet Qin Wentian who was at the sixth level was able to break it. This indicated that Qin Wentian’s combat prowess was already comparable to experts at the ninth level of Yuanfu.
Situ Po took another heavy step forward, ignoring his injuries. He was actually injured—to him, this was undoubtedly a humiliation. Only Qin Wentian’s death would be able to cleanse the debt of shame he felt.
Qin Wentian’s silhouette flickered, he retreated with the speed of lightning while Lin Haotian and the rest followed. They didn’t dare get near to Qin Wentian and could only resort to long-range attacks.
As Qin Wentian turned his gaze onto them, his third eye gleamed. In the next instant, all three of them were trembling. Qin Wentian’s palms wavered, instantly killing the two other cultivators at the sixth level of Yuanfu while rushing towards Lin Haotian.
Lin Haotian turned and dashed away, but how could he keep up with Qin Wentian’s speed? As the Mandate of Demons bestowed upon him the ability to demonise the essence of his body, both his strength and explosiveness of speed were greatly enhanced. In addition to the speed boost granted by the Garuda’s Wings, he instantly caught up to Lin Haotian as his golden draconic claws wrapped around his head. With a violent pull, Lin Haotian’s head was separated from his body and flung far away through the skies.
Lin Haotian, a chosen from the Sword Extinction Sect was insta-killed by Qin Wentian. The crowd watched in horror, even Yue Bingying was shivering from head to toe. How decisive, how ruthless, Qin Wentian didn’t show a shred of mercy, and instantly acted with no fear of the consequences.
Situ Po’s baleful aura rose to its maximum, his sword intent so overbearing that it seemed as though it could pierce through Qin Wentian.
He wanted nothing more than to kill him, yet who would have thought that three of his fellow disciples would die in the hands of Qin Wentian instead.
Situ Po’s body was akin to a sword itself. He transformed into a stream of light and chased after Qin Wentian, a cold light flashed as he slashed apart the Heavens with a single stance. In defense, Qin Wentian turned and blasted forth with the dragon imprint. Wrathful roars rumbled as a demonic dragon flew forth to meet Situ Po’s attack.
Sito Po appeared before Qin Wentian and slammed downwards with his palms. It was as though a mountain descended from the Heavens, smashing towards Qin Wentian.
A terrifying coldness flashed in Qin Wentian’s eyes as he slammed out with both his arms. The Divine Energy within his Yuanfu rumbled as he directly shattered the mountain apart before rushing towards Situ Po.
The stone fragments of the shattered mountain were like swords controlled by Situ Po that relentlessly collided with Qin Wentian. Even with his defenses, Qin Wentian’s demonic body couldn’t endure such an impact forever.
Situ Po, upon seeing Qin Wentian rushing over to him, coalesced his sword intent into nine heavenly swords, their collective might could split apart heavens and shatter the earth. Qin Wentian’s Divine Yuan energy frenziedly gushed out as several third-ranked Divine Inscriptions amalgamated together to form an ancient shield, trying to disperse the power of the nine swords. At the same time the remaining Divine Yuan energy within his body exploded outwards as he slammed out a palm strike towards Situ Po.
The armor of stonelight flashed in defense, as Situ Po retaliated with a palm strike as well. A thunderous sound echoed and Qin Wentian was catapulted through the air. His demonic form was disintegrating, as he spat out several mouthfuls of blood. In spite of this, the light in his eyes was as cold as ever.
“How can you survive if I want you to die?” Situ Po’s killing intent was ignited, seeing how resilient Qin Wentian was. He continued advancing forward, even with traces of bloody wounds on his body.
Nobody would have expected that their battle would be this intense. They thought for sure Situ Po would definitely be able to insta-kill Qin Wentian, but it was obvious they had underestimated that mad man.
A voice filled with overwhelming rage boomed out. However, Situ Po continued advancing, unwilling to retreat. A terribly cold wind kicked up and as a deafening blast thundered, Situ Po was directly flung back. He knew that although he had only fought Qin Wentian for a short amount of time, the eccentrics of the Unmatched Realm had already arrived.
“You all want to battle so much?” A cold snort rang out, heard in the minds of both Qin Wentian and Situ Po.
“I have to slay him, regardless of inside or outside of the Unmatched Realm,” Situ Po emotionlessly replied.
Qin Wentian didn’t say anything, yet the sharp glint of light in his eyes already indicated his thoughts. Today, he formed an enmity with Situ Po. Neither one could live while the other survived.
“Fine, since you guys want to battle, this old man here will give you all an opportunity.” The cold voice rang out again. “Three days later, at the Heavenly Steele Platform, I will lend the Heavenly Steele for use. The two of you shall barge through the Heavenly Steele Steps and the loser will leave the Unmatched Realm, never to return. Other than that, all cultivators in the Unmatched Realm can try to barge through as well. I shall pave the way for your path to the Ancient Capital of Grand Xia.”
This voice rumbled the entire Unmatched Realm, causing the hearts of all to pound in terror.
The eccentrics wanted to lend out the Heavenly Steele. What concept was this? And the purpose for them lending the Steele was to pave the way for them?!
However, deep in their hearts, they all knew that barging through the Heavenly Steele Steps was extremely dangerous, just the slightest misstep and their lives would be in danger. This matter would definitely shake the entire Azure Continent!
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