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The after-images vanished, leaving behind a single silhouette with a blood-colored ancient halberd in his hand standing arrogantly. As Ye Kongfan’s life force was dissipating away, he grimly stared at Qin Wentian as though he couldn’t believe that he had died to Qin Wentian’s halberd.
His cultivation base had been at the seventh level of Heavenly Dipper along with a calamity lightning bloodline and heavenly lightning physique. He had pursued the peak of attack, and when the two of them were exchanging blows, he was obviously stronger when compared to Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian had only been able to persist until now solely because of his Stellar Transposition technique which granted him an absurd short-burst movement speed. That had caused Ye Kongfan to focus completely on defense, he wanted to exhaust Qin Wentian’s energy but why was he the one who had died?
Every strike of Qin Wentian’s ancient halberd emitted a roaring sound that was akin to the howling of a demonic beast, while simultaneously using dreamforce to assault Ye Kongfan’s sea of consciousness. However, Qin Wentian’s last attack had no presence nor sound, and before Ye Kongfan even knew an attack was incoming, the ancient halberd had already impaled the middle of Ye Kongfan’s brow.
“You…how did you do that?” Blood was leaking unceasingly from Ye Kongfan’s mouth as he spat out in a weak voice.
Qin Wentian coldly stared at Ye Kongfan, there was no pity in him. He icily replied, “Didn’t you believe that you were extraordinary ever since you were born? Slandering my wife because of your weak ego. Now that you are dying by my hands, do you regret your actions?”
As the sound of his voice faded, Qin Wentian didn’t bother waiting for Ye Kongfan’s reply. The ancient blood halberd flashed as a surge of destructive energy gushed out, Ye Kongfan’s head exploded and caused a large amount of blood to sprinkle in the air. Ye Kongfan had been instantly slayed.
The spectators below all felt their hearts involuntarily tremble when they witnessed this scene. They could naturally tell Ye Kongfan’s attacks were superior to Qin Wentian’s, but sometimes during a fight, victory doesn’t solely depend on one’s attack. Qin Wentian’s usage of Stellar Transposition when attacking had already set up the stage for Ye Kongfan’s death.
Ye Kongfan was unable to tell but how could those Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants be unable to see the power of that final strike? There had been no sound nor presence within that strike, it had only contained extreme speed and destructive power. The most terrifying aspect of that strike was that it could actually hide itself within the void or simply put, it could bedazzle the eyes of others. Qin Wentian had already managed to completely merge the illusory with reality. This strike that had been created through his own comprehension was truly a marvel.
Qin Wentian, who was at the fifth level of Heavenly Dipper, had just slain the son of Qi King, a chosen of the Violet Thunder Sect, Ye Kongfan who possessed the calamity lightning bloodline and heavenly lightning physique. The vast majority of spectators were staring at that young man while silently speculating that if this person didn’t die, he would definitely become a tyrant in the future. Since the Human Emperor had adopted this young man as his foster son, he probably was also hoping that in the future, he would be able to inherit his position.
“Junior Brother Qin is actually so strong.” Liu Yun murmured. Duan Han nodded his head as he spoke, “I think I saw the essence of the eighth sword strike to the fourteenth sword strike in his attack earlier. His attack strength had probably just stepped into another level. With his comprehension it was no wonder that he could comprehend the first to fourteenth sword at one go, breaking the record of our Battle Sword Sect.”
Li Hanyou’s countenance was incredibly ugly to behold. She had never expected that Qin Wentian would actually be able to kill Ye Kongfan. Back when Qin Wentian had broke the record of the grass hut and the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereign personally appeared and invited him, she was already very unhappy in her heart. How could she admit that she was inferior to Qin Wentian, whose cultivation back then was lower compared to her? But now Qin Wentian’s cultivation base had already reached the same level as her, the fifth level of Heavenly Dipper. He had even domineeringly killed the genius of the Violet Thunder Sect, Ye Kongfan. At this moment, even if she didn’t want to admit her inferiority, her heart already knew that it was real.
This feeling of inferiority made the proud Li Hanyou exceptionally uncomfortable. She was a genius of the Li Clan, a personal disciple of the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereign while Qin Wentian was just a new member of the Battle Sword Sect.
The spectators had their own viewpoints, but the one who was most enraged was undoubtedly the Qi King. Ye Kongfan had always been the heir he was most proud of. They had originally came here to kill Qin Wentian in a domineering fashion but he had never imagined that his son would be killed right in front of his eyes. By the time he had sensed that something was wrong, it was already too late. Even though Ye Kongfan had some life-saving treasures on him, that death-dealing strike of Qin Wentian gave him no chance to react.
As he witnessed Ye Kongfan’s death, the Qi King erupted forth with towering rage. The lightning around his body frenziedly sparked as crackling sounds boomed thunderously, as both of his eyes turned red. He instantly appeared on the ground below Ye Kongfan, catching the corpse of his son before it hit the ground. His entire person was cloaked in lightning, exuding a supremely thunderous might.
“MY SON!” The Qi King howled as he stared at body of Ye Kongfan whose head had already exploded into pieces. Inclining his head, his killing intent skyrocketed. Qin Wentian’s silhouette instantly flickered when he felt an intense sense of danger boring down on him. Wave after wave of overwhelming pressure slammed into him, causing him to groan and cough out a mouthful of blood.
Astral light burst, Stellar Transposition, Qin Wentian retreated with explosive speed.
“IMPUDENT!” The Human Emperor roared. But how could the Qi King be concerned about him? He grabbed outwards in midair as a gigantic lightning palm destroyed everything around it, rushing towards Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian only felt that his doomsday had arrived.
However at this moment, the star light in the sky suddenly exploded with blinding radiance. An incomparably vast constellation appeared in the sky, its gentle glow protectively enveloped Qin Wentian, completely negating the damage from the gigantic lightning palm.
“Qi King, it seems like the poor temperament of your son was learned from you. Ye Kongfan’s skills were weaker and ended up being killed by my foster son yet you actually had directly struck out in an attempt to avenge him? Ye Kongfan’s death was well deserved.” The Human Emperor stepped forward, staring down at the Qi King below, his actions causing the eyes of everyone to gleam with sharpness.
The Qi King stared back at the Human Emperor, his killing intent soaring even higher. The Human Emperor had actually said that the death of his son was well deserved?
“Human Emperor, this man’s techniques are despicable and even after he slayed a member of our royal clan you still wish to shield him? It seems like you are no longer suitable to be the Human Emperor of Ye. It's time for you to abdicate your throne.” The Su King coldly spoke as the various kings showed their true colors and started to rise up in revolt. Instantly, the entire royal palace was engulfed by a storm of towering pressure and might.
The Human Emperor coldly laughed as he stared at the Su King, “Seems like the whole lot of you have only grown more despicable the longer you have lived. Ye Kongfan was a seventh-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign and had came here for the sole purpose of killing my foster son Qin Wentian. Now that he had been killed by Qin Wentian instead, you all actually still have the audacity to utter such words? How utterly ridiculous. You want me to abdicate the throne? It’s very simple, just chop off my head and the throne shall be yours. But sadly, with just the few of you, you guys are still far from enough. Who else is hiding in the shadows? Scram the fuck out for me.”
With that roar of rage, the entire royal palace trembled. The Human Emperor’s might was legendary, he was unrivalled in Ye.
“Human Emperor, you should step down.” Another voice rang out as a number of experts started to walk over. These were none other than the dukes of the Ye Country. When they combined all of their authority, they had already gained control of more than half of the country, the authority they currently wielded was even more compared to the Human Emperor.
“Human Emperor, this man has killed a disciple of my Violet Thunder Sect. Hand him over to us.” At this moment, a powerhouse from the Violet Thunder Sect also walked out, pointing straight at Qin Wentian.
“The fight between the members of the younger generations should be settled by them, life and death shall be determined by their own fates. You are a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant yet you still wish to interfere? Are you not afraid of an all-out war against the Battle Sword Sect?” The Human Emperor calmly replied, staring at that expert.
“I naturally won’t interfere in a fight between members of the junior generations. However, a disciple of my Violet Thunder Sect had been killed yet the Human Emperor is trying to shield the murderer? You are essentially wishing to make an enemy out of us.” The aura of the old man blasted out, his voice was as cold as ever, a heavy sense of threat hung in the air.
Qin Wentian stared at the silhouette who had stepped out as his heart trembled slightly. Seems like the Qi King and his allies have already completed their preparations. Even though they knew the Human Emperor was poisoned, they still spared nothing and went all out to cast a heavenly net. They had no intent of allowing any unexpected circumstances to occur that would allow the Human Emperor to survive. As for the expert from the Violet Thunder Sect wanting the Human Emperor to hand Qin Wentian over, that was just a convenient excuse they had made up.
The Human Emperor laughed madly when he heard these words, his booming laughter had caused the entire space to reverberate. He then turned his eyes on that expert standing in the air as he coldly spoke, “Completely ridiculous, to think that the Violet Thunder Sect of the nine great sects is actually shameless enough to use such an excuse to deal with me? Don’t tell me you don’t know that this Emperor already knew that your Violet Thunder Sect was among the culprits who had poisoned me back then? Since you are already capable of such a despicable act why must you still find any excuse to make yourself honorable? Do you think I would fear the Violet Thunder Sect?”
“What arrogance. Since you don’t know repentance, I shall make it so that you will die here today.” The old man from the Violet Thunder Sect roared. Right now, there were already over ten powerhouses at the Celestial Phenomenon level here that were blasting out their auras. Shi Xuan and his men appeared, guarding the safety of the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines. Shi Xuan then stepped out, intending on participating in this battle yet only to see the Human Emperor waving his hands, “Just help me protect them. I alone am sufficient to deal with all these traitorous scum.”
As the sound of his voice faded, Qin Wentian only felt his body being tossed by the Human Emperor in the direction of Shi Xuan, the Human Emperor didn’t want the shockwaves of their battle to hit him.
“All of you better watch this clearly, there’s no logic nor reasoning to behave in this strength-oriented world. Whoever’s fists are harder will be the one who makes the law. After today, no matter which path you all chose to walk, don’t ever place your hopes onto others. All those so-called alliances between the major powers and large sects will all be destroyed at the mere mention of interest and profit. Only by being strong yourself would you be able to do the things that you want to do, the people you want to protect, being someone of indomitable spirit who is able to support both heaven and earth.”
As the Human Emperor spoke, his constellation congregated behind his back. His astral novas all merged into it, causing the star light from his constellation to glow with an unprecedented radiance. Upon seeing this incomparably resplendent constellation, the spectators felt as if they were looking at a supreme figure with the power to crush the heavens. The ball of light that was glowing in his fist contained a heaven-shattering and earth-shaking power within that was utterly terrifying.
“Back when I seized the position of the Human Emperor, I climbed all the way up via a mountain of corpses and skeletons. Today, I shall similarly repeat my actions, cleansing my country of all the traitors.” The Human Emperor roared as his palms abruptly erupted outwards, stretching over ten thousand meters, grabbing towards the direction of where Qi King and his other allies were at. The Qi King and his allies howled in anger as they quickly circulated and release their strength to defend against this incoming attack.
However, that destructive palm strike completely annihilated everything. Everywhere it passed by resulted in wanton destruction, there was no force which existed that could block it. That palm strike directly broke through their defenses and grabbed ahold of the Han King, in an incomparably domineering fashion.
“NOOOOOOO!” The Han King screamed. The Human Emperor stared at him and spoke in a voice colder than ice, “Death to all traitors.”
As the sound of his voice faded, that palm instantly clenched as the destructive energies ravaged the Han King’s body, turning it into complete nothingness. Such a scene caused the hearts of Qin Wentian and others to violently pound. What sort of character was the Human Emperor? Most likely, those transcendent powers of Grand Xia wouldn’t even be able to withstand a single strike of his.
“How can this be?! The poison…?” The Qi King turned ashened. At this moment, the might the Human Emperor had exploded forth with was at the peak of his strength before he was poisoned.
“The poison in me has long been cleansed by the Holy Maiden as well as my foster son Qin Wentian. Today shall be your death dates, don’t blame me for showing no mercy.” The Human Emperor softly spoke, his words rumbling in the hearts of everyone in the crowd. The poison in his body had actually been completely cleansed?
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