Against the Gods Chapter 904-905
Chapter 904 – Annihilated with Bare Hands
The moment the three forces began their joint attack on their common enemy… Or to be exact, before their attack had yet to officially begin, they had already crumbled apart.
Terrifying energy waves pushed everyone else to the edges of the Sea God Arena and not a single person from the forces of the seven nations were not shaking in their boots, their hearts filled with terror. The strongest out of the seven nations—Divine Phoenix Sect; two of the Four Sacred Grounds and even the two that were ranked highest in terms of overall strength—Absolute Monarch Sanctuary and Supreme Ocean Palace; the combined strength of all the top experts from the three forces actually suffered instantaneous defeat before Xuanyuan Wentian.
They were like a bunch of mortals, amidst their roars of unwillingness, challenging a divine spirit that was more powerful than what they could imagine. The outcome was naturally self-evident.
Profound practitioners with strength below that of a Monarch all tumbled onto the ground, suffering from pain that made them wish for death as they let out howls that could numb one's heart. Those powerful Monarchs were also bitterly hanging on while suffering from unbearable pain that attending to themselves was all they could manage. Such a scene not only shocked the seven nations' forces to the point their organs felt like ripping apart, the entirety of Sun Moon Divine Hall turned chillingly silent. Initially, a few of the experts with slightly more backbone within Sun Moon Divine Hall were still opposed to Ye Meixie's choice. However, after looking at the scene before their eyes, they began to rejoice that Ye Meixie had chosen the path of survival.
At this moment, several powerful profound energies suddenly approached from the eastern skies. Xuanyuan Wentian's eyes shifted and he said with a shady smile. "It seems I have another piece of good news."
Four Sword Region Elders flew over like streaks of lightning, their bodies were completely stained in blood. Evidently, they had all suffered from considerably heavy injuries and in their hands, they were also dragging a person with a frail aura, covered in blood. They descended on the Sea God Arena, threw the person in their hands next to Xuanyuan Wentian. The person at the front said while gasping for air, "Heavenly Sovereign, your expectations… were not betrayed."
Seeing the person that was covered entirely in blood, the faces of the entire crowd from Absolute Monarch Sanctuary, that were presently enduring immense pain, gravely changed. "Yuan… Yuanba!!"
"Very good." Xuanyuan Wentian narrowed his eyes, as he looked down at the man with unbearably frail aura beneath his feet. "Xia Yuanba, after wasting so much time and breaking apart so many people from my Sword Region, on the day this sovereign officially becomes the Heavenly Sovereign, you finally fall into this sovereign's hands. Tell me, is this praise and commendation given to this sovereign by the heavens?"
"Xuanyuan… Wen… tian…" Xia Yuanba was not unconscious. His two hands were grasping on the ground but he was no longer able to stand and only groans filled with extreme hatred and resentment were coming out of his mouth.
"Whether the unneeded trash dies sooner or later, hardly makes any difference. But you, it's best that you die as soon as possible!!"
A black light flashed in Xuanyuan Wentian's hand, as he grabbed towards Xia Yuanba's head.
Earthshaking furious roars resounded from Absolute Monarch Sanctuary. Though carrying devilish poison in their bodies, Spiritual Master Ancient Blue and Spiritual Master Detached Heart moved at the same time amidst their furious roars. The severely injured Huangji Wuyu forcefully pulled out the Primal Chaos Heavenly Ruler and threw it towards Xuanyuan Wentian with all his might.
Xuanyuan Wentian let out a sinister, venomous smile. With a flip of his palm, a ray of black light struck the Primal Chaos Heavenly Ruler that came flying towards him. The Primal Chaos Heavenly Ruler instantly bent and flew back in the reverse direction while carrying a black glow, ruthlessly smashing onto Spiritual Master Detached Heart and Spiritual Master Ancient Blue.
Spiritual Master Ancient Blue and Spiritual Master Detached Heart groaned at the same time as they were sent flying backwards with a deep bloody ditch left on each of their bodies. Xuanyuan Wentian's hand gestures once again changed. Two rays of black sword beams appeared before him and they pierced towards Spiritual Master Ancient Blue and Spiritual Master Detached Heart who were still flying backwards.
The two rays of black sword beams were merely about a foot long but Xia Yuanba, who was beneath Xuanyuan Wentian's feet, could clearly sense that within them were terrifying energies that were enough to annihilate high-level Monarchs several times over. With a roar filled with despair, golden stars appeared haphazardly before his eyes and there seemed to be something fiercely erupting from within his chest. His body which was initially in a dying state suddenly shot up as he smashed his fist towards Xuanyuan Wentian.
On the fist that had expanded to a width of up to half a foot, a layer of seemingly eye-piercing intense golden light was actually shrouding it.
"Oh?" Xuanyuan Wentian's expression slightly changed.
Under a miraculous burst of immense power, space was intensely distorted and the directions of the two pitch-black sword beams were offset by a huge degree, as they both flew towards the sky. The fist that was shrouded with golden light had also ruthlessly smashed onto Xuanyuan Wentian's chest at this moment.
With a loud reverberation, Xuanyuan Wentian's chest slightly sunk and his entire upper body was bent a full ninety degrees backwards. Under the immense rebound, Xia Yuanba was ruthlessly sent flying backwards and he smashed heavily onto Spiritual Master Ancient Blue who was heavily injured again right after being struck by the devilish poison. With a startled look in his eyes, he then completely collapsed.
'Yuan… ba…" Spiritual Master Ancient Blue reached out his hand towards Xia Yuanba but he was no longer able to move him even the slightest bit.
"Ha… Haha… Hahahaha…"
Xuanyuan Wentian's upper body slowly straightened. Pressing his hand onto his chest, he let out a sinister laugh, the look on his face had grown even more hideous and devil-like. "As expected of… the Tyrannical Emperor's Divine Veins. Even in a half-dead state, you were still able to let this sovereign feel pain… As I thought… You can't be left alive!!"
Though he had already killed many people today, from beginning to end, he had yet to move a single step. Because they were basically not worthy of him to moving to kill them.
However this time, amidst his ferocious laughter, he flew up into the air and with a pair of demonic claws that were enveloped in black light, he grabbed at Xia Yuanba.
Because Xia Yuanba was one of the few potential threats in this world!
Just as Xuanyuan Wentian had flown out, a thunderous roar suddenly resounded next to his ears. This voice, had also instantly stopped his figure.
Xia Yuanba, who was waiting for death in despair, suddenly widened his eyes when he heard the voice. He instantly regained his clarity and with a pair of eyes that carried deep, utter disbelief, he tremblingly turned towards the direction the voice was coming from.
"You'd best be obedient and stand still over there, otherwise, I can't guarantee that your son's brain won't completely turn into paste."
This voice carried a deep threatening tone and even clearly carried a hint of ridicule. Following the direction the voice was coming from, the crowd only then realized that two people had suddenly appeared in the sky above and there was another person who was being held in one of the two's hands.
After seeing their faces clearly, seemingly almost every single one of their faces revealed an extremely astonished look.
"That… That is…"
"…" Xuanyuan Wentian slowly turned around, his dark hawkish eyes instantly clashed with Yun Che's eyes.
Xuanyuan Wendao was being gripped by the head by Yun Che and was held in midair, his entire body was like a corpse being held by his scalp. The constant light spasms of his four limbs proved that he was still alive and frail groans were constantly escaping from his mouth. "Save… me… father… Save… me…"
"Yun… Yun… Yun Che!?" at the furthest corner of the Sea God Arena, Dongfang Xiu and Qin Wushang lost control of their voices and loudly roared out. Never had they ever doubted their own eyes like this very moment.
"Yun Che… and Princess Snow?"
"Isn't… Isn't Yun Che already dead?"
"It's really Yun Che!? He's… He's not dead?"
Yun Che's name was known throughout the Profound Sky Continent. Several months ago, news of his death had spread through the Profound Sky Continent and this piece of news had even come from the Four Great Sacred Grounds. Out of everyone present, the most astonished, were undoubtedly Huangji Wuyu, Qu Fengyi and Ye Meixie, because several months ago, they had after all personally seen Yun Che's "corpse."
"Royal Father! Grandfather! Great Grandfather…"
Feng Xue'er had already charged down, landing in front of Feng Hengkong and the rest. Feng Hengkong, who was presently enduring the torture of the devilish poison, did not expect that he would still get to see Feng Xue'er again while he was still alive and for a moment, his feelings were a mix of sorrow and joy. However, he desperately roared out. "Xue'er… You… Why must you return… Run… Hurry and run!! Run!!"
"Xue'er… Run… Hurry and run!" Feng Tianwei painfully howled as well. "We were able to see you one last time, we're happy even if we have to die… You… Hurry… Run!!"
"Brother-in-law… Is it… really you?" Xia Yuanba was unable to stand. He lightly mumbled, two streaks of tears warmly slid down his face.
"Yuanba, you must have forgotten the words I once told you," Yun Che said with a smile. "As long as you have yet to see my corpse with your own eyes, don't ever believe that I'm already dead. You were able to persist up to now under Xuanyuan Wentian's chase… Truly incredible."
"Heh… Heheh…" Xia Yuanba laughed, laughing especially joyfully.
With Yun Che's hand squeezing onto Xuanyuan Wendao's head, Xuanyuan Wentian no longer dared to act as rashly as he expected. His eyes narrowed as he firmly sized Yun Che up. He sense the very evident difference in Yun Che… And it was an extremely huge difference as well.
"Yun Che, this sovereign truly admires you. If you had stayed in the Illusory Demon Realm, you could have lived for another ten days to half a month… Yet you just had to rush here to seek death!"
"Seek death? Aren't you afraid that your son will die right in front of me?" Yun Che raised Xuanyuan Wendao high up. "This is your only son. If I were to crush him to death, if you want to have another descendant, you can only give birth to a new one… Oh, no, no, no, I have almost forgotten something. This body of yours is even something you snatched from someone else, so no matter how many sons or daughters you give birth to, they would always belong to someone else. In other words, if I were to crush him to death, this Heavenly Sovereign you claim yourself to be, will be completely left without a single descendant. Now that's truly sad and miserable."
"You dare to threaten this sovereign!?" Thick black aura emitted out from Xuanyuan Wentian's eyes and his voice completely sank.
"Heh, you made a mistake. You're not even worthy of me threatening you!"
Facing Xuanyuan Wentian's ice-cold dark aura and killing intent, Yun Che simply let out a low laugh. Then, with a swing of his arm, under everyone's astonished eyes, he directly threw Xuanyuan Wendao down… And he had even thrown him towards Mighty Heavenly Sword Region.
Xuanyuan Bo hurriedly stepped forward to catch Xuanyuan Wendao and was a little disbelieving that Yun Che would actually throw away his only "life-saving straw," that could threaten Xuanyuan Wentian, just like that.
Xuanyuan Wentian's eyes slightly narrowed as well.
"Be obedient and take good care of your Young Master. You people had best, absolutely not let him die," Yun Che crossed his arms in front of his chest and calmly said.
Putting aside Mighty Heavenly Sword Region, Yun Che's actions were even unexpected to everyone else and they even thought that Yun Che had basically gone crazy. The expression of Xuanyuan Bo who caught Xuanyuan Wendao quickly changed, as he said with a trembling voice, "Heavenly Sovereign, Young Sovereign Master is not in any life-threatening danger, however… however, his profound veins have been crippled!"
"Yun Che, you sure have huge guts!" Xuanyuan Jue, who was at the front of Heavenly Sword Villa's seats, stood up and roared out. "Heavenly Sovereign, you must definitely not let this brat die a straightforward death! You must definitely leave him begging for death!"
Xuanyuan Wentian slowly raised his hand and a ray of pitch-black sword beam tore through the dimensional rift, shooting straight towards Yun Che.
"Yun Che, watch out!!"
Astonished loud roars resounded from Divine Phoenix Sect, Absolute Monarch Sanctuary, and Supreme Ocean Palace. Though Xuanyuan Wentian's pitch-black sword beams did not look remarkable, they were completely terrifying to an unfathomable extent.
Yun Che however did not move away in the slightest and his palm instantly flashed. In an instant, that pitch-black sword beam that was aimed at his throat, was fixed on his hand. Then, with a light grasp of his hand, it had already turned into a large pile of black powder, dispersing without a trace.
Everyone's eyes protruded out from this scene, while the people that were wildly roaring out had even completely stiffened, their voices were also left stuck in their throats.
Xuanyuan Wentian's terrifying pitch-black sword beam that could almost take the life of someone as powerful as Qu Fengyi with a single strike, was actually annihilated bareheaded… by Yun Che!?
"Hahahaha, hahahahaha!" Xuanyuan Wentian was not astonished and had instead laughed out wildly. "Yun Che, whenever this sovereign sees you, you will always bring this sovereign a pleasant surprise. As expected, this time is no exception!"
"Heh, don't speak too soon. There might be an even larger surprise later on," Yun Che said smilingly.
"Big Brother Yun!" Below, Feng Xue'er's anxious voice resounded.
Yun Che's eyes lowered and with a flip of his left hand, a mass of green light sprinkled down from the sky, enveloping all of the people of Divine Phoenix Sect within. In just a few breaths of time, the devilish poison in all of the Phoenix disciples had been completely purified; the pain on their faces had disappeared without a trace and the normal flows of their profound energy had been restored. Every single one of them looked at their own hands, exhilarated to the point of losing themselves.
Yun Che's figure blurred as he directly detoured around Xuanyuan Wentian and arrived before Xia Yuanba and Spiritual Master Ancient Blue. He hurriedly stuffed a pellet into Xia Yuanba's mouth and used the light of purification to purify all the devilish poison in Spiritual Master Ancient Blue's body.
"Brother-in-law… Brother-in-law…" Xia Yuanba called out twice consecutively. Though he was suffering from extremely heavy injuries, he was still as happy as a child.
Xuanyuan Wentian did not stop him, nor did he turn around. His pair of eyes gradually narrowed into extremely thin slits.
Seeing Spiritual Master Ancient Blue and the entirety of Divine Phoenix Sect recovering back to normal, the people of Absolute Monarch Sanctuary and Supreme Ocean Palace, who were presently enduring the cruel torture of the devilish poison, revealed incomparably joyful looks. The crowd of Spiritual Masters and Venerables forcefully endured the pain of the devilish poison and let out pleading voices. "Asgard Master Yun… We will have… to trouble you… to remove the poison…"
However, Yun Che had instead turned around and once again rose into the air, arriving in front of Xuanyuan Wentian… Turning a deaf ear to Absolute Monarch Sanctuary's and Supreme Ocean Palace's pleading.
Chapter 905 – Beneath the Divine Profound, All Are Ants (1)
Yun Che's indifferent look clearly meant that he was not going to save the people from Absolute Monarch Sanctuary and Supreme Ocean Palace. Zi Ji carried Qu Fengyi who was on her dying breath with a single arm and shouted out with all his might while enduring immense pain, "Asgard Master Yun, please… with your magnanimity… save us…"
"Save you?" not even turning his head around, Yun Che coldly said. "No matter how many grudges I have with Divine Phoenix Sect, I am now after all half a son-in-law of Divine Phoenix Sect, so saving them could be said to be a natural thing to do. Spiritual Master Ancient Blue is Yuanba's master and I also owe him a debt, so saving him is something I ought to do even more. You people? Hah. First, we're not familiar, second, we're not related and third, I don't owe you any debts. What do the lives and deaths of you people have to do with me? It's already benevolent of me to not have followed your example and thrown a stone down on the man who had fallen into a well like you all have done to me!"
Yun Che coldly laughed in his heart… Zi Ji must not be aware that on the day Jasmine left, Huangji Wuyu, Qu Fengyi, and Ye Meixie left Divine Phoenix Sect and combined their strengths to throw a stone down on a fallen man a second time. If the Little Demon Empress had not arrived in time, the consequences would have basically been disastrous. If he had known of this incident, he probably would not have the face to seek help from him either.
Zi Ji was left speechless while Spiritual Master Bitter Agony of the Sanctuary obscurely said. "Asgard Master Yun… We are all not afraid of death… But Xuanyuan Wentian is… our common enemy… Put aside… our former grudges… at the very least, for now… combine our strengths to deal with… Xuanyuan Wentian…"
As the leader of the Sanctuary's Twelve Spiritual Masters, Spiritual Master Bitter Agony's profound strength was only second to Huangji Wuyu. However, these words of his were said in such a fragmented and disorganized manner. It could be imagined just how much pain he was suffering from the devilish poison. Even someone as powerful as Spiritual Master Bitter Agony was in such a state, not to mention others.
"Hmph, since you people aren't afraid of death, then there's even less of a need for me to waste my energy on poking my nose into others' business. As for Xuanyuan Wentian…" Yun Che slightly narrowed his eyes, "I alone am enough."
"Uug…" Spiritual Master Bitter Agony's lips trembled and was no longer able to think of anything else to say.
"Hohohoho," unexpectedly, Xuanyuan Wentian did not burst out into loud laughter and had instead let out a low chuckle. "Yun Che, this sovereign is really beginning to enjoy your personality. Such arrogance. But unfortunately, in this world, there is no longer anyone else who has the qualifications to behave so arrogantly in front of this sovereign."
He stretched out his dark hand with his palm facing Yun Che, "You definitely can't imagine just what kind of realm of power this sovereign has attained."
"I can say the same to you." Yun Che lightly smiled.
"To be blunt, the strength this sovereign presently possesses has reached to such a powerful extent that even this sovereign is feeling afraid of it. In a short one month, your profound strength has once again stepped across a large realm and has truly astonished this sovereign but unfortunately… Unfortunately, even if your profound strength increases ten times more, you still wouldn't be this sovereign's match!"
"Heheheheh," Yun Che sullenly laughed. "The people who died at my hands all believed that was the case right before their deaths."
Xuanyuan Wentian did not mind Yun Che's words in the slightest. He felt that with the present realm he had attained, in this world, there were no longer any existing remarks that could possibly anger him. He disdainfully said, "Where's the Little Demon Empress? Is she not with you? Adding her, you might be able to delay your death by a slight bit."
"I said this earlier. Against you, I alone am enough!"
Yun Che swung his arm and a red light flashed right after. The Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword loftily appeared and a vermillion red sword beam was swung down from above.
With the present Yun Che and adding the present Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword, though it was merely a casual swing, it had instantly collapsed the surrounding space. The enormous Sea God Arena crumbled apart amidst the explosive spatial noises and like the sudden rise of terrifying, surging waves, a disastrous storm blew toward the Sea God Arena.
Amidst the countless terrified shouts and screams, other than Yun Che and Xuanyuan Wentian, everyone else were like boats being tossed by the waves and were swept out of Sea God Arena, falling toward the Supreme Ocean Palace beneath.
Feng Xue'er hurriedly moved, protecting Xia Yuanba and the people from the Blue Wind Royal Family within a gentle fireball, allowing them to stay safe and unscathed during their landing.
Falling from the height which Sea God Arena was at was basically a piece of cake to the experts of Supreme Ocean Palace and Absolute Monarch Sanctuary. However, with the devilish poison in their bodies, just the slightest channeling of profound energy could intensify their pain. The height, which was usually nothing to speak of, presently had them flailing their limbs about as they fell.
Feng Hengkong hurriedly charged towards Xue'er and anxiously said, "Xue'er, don't stay here any longer… Hurry and run… Run!! Otherwise, it will really be too late! Xuanyuan Wentian has already turned completely into a devil and he's even capable of defeating a Sacred Master with a single blow! You will just be sending yourself to death for nothing if you stay here!"
Feng Xue'er lightly shook her head, her eyes were looking at the figure in the sky which was already especially faraway and gently said, "I believe in Big Brother Yun."
"…" Feng Hengkong gnashed his teeth and stomped his feet out of anxiety.
The Sea God Arena crumbled, space itself collapsed, and the sky filled with screams… Yet Yun Che and Xuanyuan Wentian were still facing each other in the air with incomparable calm, as if they had been completely isolated from the outside world. Yun Che raised the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword horizontally. Its tip pointed at the center of Xuanyuan Wentian's forehead yet the aura on his body was as quiet as sand.
An extremely uncomfortable aura caused Xuanyuan Wentian's brows to greatly furrow. Retracting his palm, he indifferently asked. "Though it's not important, this sovereign still wants to ask. Where in the world did you get that sword from!?"
"You can consider asking King Yama after you die. Show your devil sword… If you don't wish to die too quickly!" Facing Xuanyuan Wentian who was already arrogant to the point where he was no longer putting anyone in his eyes, Yun Che released an arrogant demeanor that completely did not lose to his.
"Heh, there's no longer anyone in this world who has the qualifications to have this sovereign use his devil sword. That includes you too," Xuanyuan Wentian said with a smirk. He reached out his hand towards Yun Che with his wrist hooked up. "Come, allow this sovereign to witness the extent of your struggle. Not only will this sovereign not use his devil sword, he will only use a single hand… to completely shatter your frail and laughable self-confidence."
(Author's note: ↑FLAG!)
"Then you best not die too quickly!!"
Yun Che growled and the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword was suddenly swung out. The monstrous might of the sword swirled up the entire surroundings and under this sword strike, the Sea God Arena that had floated in the air for several thousand years completely collapsed, filling the entire sky with scattered jades that were being shot out. A storm of sword aura smashed towards Xuanyuan Wentian, yet Xuanyuan Wentian did not resist in the slightest, allowing himself to be pushed nearly fifty kilometers away by the sword aura storm. Only his loud, mad laughter resounded in the sky.
He understood that Yun Che wanted to pull the battlefield away, to prevent involving the people that were still staying in Supreme Ocean Palace. This too coincided with his intentions. After all, his only son was below as well and he was basically the frailest one there.
"Xuanyuan Wentian, die!!"
Golden Crow flames and Phoenix flames ignited around Yun Che's body at the same time and his profound energy and eyes turned a violent, scarlet red. After distancing themselves fifty kilometers from the ocean palace, he no longer had a shred of hesitation. With a loud roar, the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword carried monstrous, blazing flames as it smashed straight towards Xuanyuan Wentian.
In the instant the sword was swung out, clouds within a radius of fifty kilometers had all dispersed.
Enveloped by the might of this one strike, the light in Xuanyuan Wentian's eyes brightened, as they emitted a black glow that was several times more excited than before. "A truly astonishing pressure. This sovereign has surely underestimated you. Never did this sovereign expect that you had actually reached such a realm of power! You have actually more or less surpassed this sovereign of a month ago… But unfortunately…"
"Unfortunately, no matter how strong a mortal is, how could one compare to a devil god!?"
"When this sovereign suddenly stepped into that realm, everything in this world, including this sovereign of a month ago, have all become insignificant ants!!"
Xuanyuan Wentian moved but his right hand was still behind his back; he had only stretched out his left hand. Black light circled around his hand and a black shadow appeared as his hand swung in the air, colliding with Yun Che's enormous vermillion red sword.
With a loud "bang," dimensional rifts instantly tore. Yun Che's sword stance was immediately broken and his entire figure tumbled back from the shockwave as well. However, he immediately charged back out and the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword once again smashed towards Xuanyuan Wentian.
"Heh…" Xuanyuan Wentian let out a quiet laugh, his pitch-black hand once again reached out to grab the enormous vermillion sword, flinging out one dark after-image after another which blew Yun Che's sword stance far away… Though in his eyes, Yun Che barely had the qualifications to exchange blows with him. No, Yun Che most probably did not have the qualifications at all; he was still unwilling to have his body make direct contact with that enormous scarlet red sword.
Back then in the Illusory Demon Realm, the pain he suffered after taking that one strike was something he could not forget even in death.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom…
Whenever their two powers collided, they shook the world as if they were the profound lightning of the Ninth Heaven. To the crowd at Supreme Ocean Palace, every single explosion was like a terrifying disaster. They could feel the entire ocean palace shaking and they were basically unable to get stable footing. Even when they were covering their ears tightly, the blood in their entire bodies was still rumbling intensely as if they were being boiled.
After an explosive reverberation, an enormous wave rose from the sea, reaching up to several kilometers in height.
"Ah… Ah…" Feng Zukui, who had lived for more than a thousand years, paled from fright. Looking at the constantly quaking space in the northern direction, no matter how he thought about it, he was unable to believe that these were all coming from fifty kilometers away. "Is… Is this even strength that can be possessed by humans?"
"Big Brother Yun… You have actually become so incredible," Feng Xue'er muttered in astonishment as well.
Yun Che smashed out forty or so sword strikes consecutively and they were all blasted away by Xuanyuan Wentian without making a single contact… Furthermore, he was only using his left hand, while his right hand had been placed neatly behind his back the entire time. Forget about harming Xuanyuan Wentian, Yun Che was not even able to close to a distance of a hundred meters from him.
"It seems like this is your limit," Xuanyuan Wentian lightly laughed. "Though you have indeed gotten stronger than this sovereign has expected, this is all it amounts to. In this sovereign's eyes, everything beneath the heavens are but mere ants and you, though you are the biggest one of them all, you are still similarly just an ant."
"Now, it's about time for this sovereign to attack." Xuanyuan Wentian, who had been defending leisurely the entire time, finally took up a different stance with his hand. No longer flinging it out, he instead suddenly opted for a forward grab. A pitch-black hand opened within the dimensional rift, instantly growing up to several dozen meters as it grabbed straight towards Yun Che.
"Come! Struggle with all your might within this sovereign's devil claw. The more tenacious your struggle is, the better. If this game ends too early, it would be a little too boring, hahahahaha…"
This pitch-black devil claw looked as if it was moving extremely slowly but it seemed to have leapt through space, instantly arriving in front of Yun Che.
Half-narrowing his eyes, Yun Che's figure slightly blurred.
Space in a radius of about thirty meters, along with Yun Che's afterimage, was torn into pieces by the black devil claw. As if he had used instantaneous movement, Yun Che's true body had long since appeared about three meters away from Xuanyuan Wentian. With a growl, he smashed his sword right towards Xuanyuan Wentian's head as a strange fiery light flashed in the depths of Yun Che's eyes.
"Oh?" Xuanyuan Wentian was slightly astonished but right after, he flashed a playful smile as a black shadow collided with the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword. "Tumble back obediently for this sovereign!"
The Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword clashed with the black devil shadow in the air but this time, the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword that was previously blasted away every single time had merely paused for a moment, followed by an explosive ignition of flames. Not only was it not blasted away, its might and speed had actually increased several times, instantly dispersing away Xuanyuan Wentian's power. Carrying the blurs of pitch-black space, it smashed straight towards Xuanyuan Wentian's head.
Xuanyuan Wentian had believed that Yun Che had already reached the limit of his strength previously… Furthermore, the strength at this limit had already far surpassed his expectations and even in his dreams, he would be unable to imagine just how his strength could have increased again by several times in an instant. He hurriedly withdrew and retreated speedily, his left arm rapidly swung out… However, he had merely raised it halfway through, before it was firmly suppressed back by the overbearingly immense power coming from the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword.
Xuanyuan Wentian was greatly shocked for the very first time and he wanted to hurriedly raise the right arm he had been keeping behind his back. However, he was basically too late. The power on his left arm was instantly crushed and the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword smashed onto Xuanyuan Wentian's chest with incomparable ferocity. The tyrannical Golden Crow flames exploded with intense light.
Xuanyuan Wentian, who had been standing proudly straight in the air, was smashed flying away like a spinning top and alongside screams that sounded as if he was a pig being slaughtered. He flew for several dozens of meters before he managed to stop, yet the screams still did not end. His entire body was trembling and he was simply screaming even more wretchedly than those people who were struck with the devilish poison. His chest was impressively marked with a vermillion red mark that stretched nearly a foot long.
Yun Che raised the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword with a grin and once again pointed it at Xuanyuan Wentian. "Xuanyuan Wentian, you'd better not forget your own words and continue using a single hand. Otherwise, this so-called Heavenly Sovereign you make yourself out to be won't have any face at all."