Against the Gods

 
 

Against the Gods Chapter 909-910



Chapter 909 – Absolute Sword of No Return

"Oh? You actually only suffered minor injuries?" Looking at Yun Che's condition, deep astonishment flashed within Xuanyuan Wentian's pitch-black eyes, however, he immediately flashed a cold smile right after. "Very good, this sovereign shall enjoy your struggles to the fullest!"

Xuanyuan Wentian's voice turned arrogant. The moment he released the power of the divine way, Yun Che's strength could no longer suppress him in the slightest. He let out a loud laugh as the Eternal Night Devil Sword struck down. A dark sword beam that was close to three hundred meters in width swept across space, slashing towards Yun Che.

Yun Che focused his gaze as he flew upwards, leaping up to three kilometers in height. The black light flashed past beneath his feet and a dark divide was instantly sliced across the ocean below. With his two arms raised high, he locked onto Xuanyuan Wentian's position. Flames ignited around the blade of the sword and the roar of the Sky Wolf resounded through the vast ocean.

"Phoenix Sky Wolf Slash!!"

Screeech!!!

Space was torn apart like cotton and even the dense dark energy was ruthlessly chiseled away. Crossing several kilometers of space in an instant, the image of the Sky Wolf bombarded straight towards Xuanyuan Wentian's chest.

"Hmph, in the face of this sovereign's devil god power, this bit of strength is but a mere joke!!"

Xuanyuan Wentian did not use his sword. Instead, he stretched out his hand and a mass of black light smashed into the blazing image of the Sky Wolf. Amidst the sudden explosions of wailing noises, the orbit of the blazing image of the Sky Wolf twisted a great extent and swept by Xuanyuan Wentian's side. Then, it exploded behind Xuanyuan Wentian and the energy tornadoes that exploded forth were quickly engulfed by the darkness.

Yun Che, "…"

"Did you see that? This is the power of the divine way, this is the difference between you and this sovereign!" Facing Yun Che, Xuanyuan Wentian stretched out three fingers that were tainted with a black glow. "Thirty breaths. Within thirty breaths, this sovereign will obliterate you into dark ashes! Even if you use the Primordial Profound Ark, don't even think of escaping from this sovereign's hands!!"

"And then, that little phoenix will be next!"

"The so-called 'limitless possibilities and future' you spoke of, are but mere jokes in the eyes of this sovereign!!"

Darkness swirled and Xuanyuan Wentian swept up an illusory shadow within the darkness as he quickly approached Yun Che. The Eternal Night Devil Sword once again slashed out, striking out with a strange six-pointed sword light. The moment it appeared right before Yun Che's body, it had already turned into an enormous dark sword formation, causing Yun Che's soul to experience immense, piercing pain.

Conflict flashed past Yun Che's face. In the end, he did not choose to receive it head-on and instead speedily flashed away with Star God's Broken Shadow, completely dodging the sword formation. Xuanyuan Wentian instantly re-locked onto his position as well and pierced out a second sword strike that tore through space like a surging lightning bolt.

Yun Che's figure flashed again, shattering out five afterimages one hundred and fifty meters away.

Boom!!

Boom!!

Crack!!

Xuanyuan Wentian threw out five sword strikes consecutively and all had amounted to nothing under Yun Che's strange and unpredictable Star God's Broken Shadow.

The strongest aspect of the Evil God Arts, Yun Che's core profound arts, was its berserk profound energy and the heavy sword in his hands could even allow his destructive power to reach extreme levels. Thus, a head-on clash had never been something he was afraid of.

Usually, the Star God's Broken Shadow was mostly used to supplement the drawbacks of his profound movement skills, preventing his opponent from escaping and forcing his opponent to exchange blows with him head-on. This was the first time he had consecutively used the Star God's Broken Shadow to avoid a head-on clash with his opponent.

Because with just the previous two sword strikes, he had already taken considerable damage. The terror of the power of the divine way had greatly surpassed his expectations.

"Fleeing?" Xuanyuan Wentian's face turned ferocious, "This sovereign wants to see how you're going to escape!"

Xuanyuan Wentian's hand suddenly reached out and he fiercely grasped the space Yun Che was positioned in.

In an instant, several hundreds of kilometers of space surrounding Yun Che had completely distorted and amidst the distortion, they gathered towards Yun Che's position.

Yun Che's expression instantly changed, because he clearly felt that space itself was tightening and all his body parts felt as if they were being pressed under a tremendously heavy iron plate. Even his breathing was being severely obstructed. He hurriedly wanted to move away but his body had only managed to sway a little, before the surrounding space fiercely shrank again. The suppressive forces on his body suddenly grew by several times, preventing him from even raising his arm for a moment.

This… This is…

"At this sovereign's realm, space is already this frail and weak." Xuanyuan Wentian retracted his hand and leisurely approached him. "This is the intervention towards space by the power of the divine way, an almighty power that you will never have the chance to make contact with in your entire lifetime!"

"Allow this sovereign to witness if you will beg while wagging your tail like those lowly ants, at the moment of despair! Hahahahaha…"

Facing Yun Che who was already a turtle in an urn, Xuanyuan Wentian let out an arrogant laugh. The Eternal Night Devil Sword swung out and a pitch-black sword beam that was about ten meters long pierced towards the space-sealed Yun Che, carrying the peerlessly terrifying power of the divine way.

"Uuuurghhh!!!"

Yun Che groaned as he gnashed his teeth, struggling with all his might. This seal was completely different from the "Darkness Prison" which Xuanyuan Wentian used back then. Darkness Prison used darkness devil energy to forcefully restrict the target's movement abilities, but the one exerted on Yun Che was a spatial seal executed by interfering with space purely through immense strength.

Spatial seals were things which Yun Che had experienced before but he had never experienced such a terrifying spatial seal.

The profound energy in his entire body wildly poured out, yet, he had only managed to slightly shift his body. However, the dark sword beam had already pierced through space, striking straight into his chest.

Puuuf!!!

Even the Heaven Smiting Devil Slayer Sword could not completely disperse the dark sword beam which originated from the Eternal Night Devil Sword as it ruthlessly smashed into Yun Che’s chest. Amidst of the burst of black light, a large cloud of bloody mist exploded forth, instantly dyeing Yun Che's upper body red. A painful groan flowed out of Yun Che's mouth as well.

"Mn?" Xuanyuan Wentian, however, narrowed his eyes… Because this sword strike, a sword strike that carried the power of the divine way, had clearly struck straight onto Yun Che's chest, yet it did not penetrate his body.

"That's truly a tenacious body."  Xuanyuan Wentian slowly crooned. Though his eyes carried a playful vibe, his heart was filled with lasting shock and disbelief. Because he was very certain that even if his own body was struck head-on like this by that sword beam, it would have definitely been pierced through as well.

Could Yun Che's body have actually surpassed this sovereign's devil physique!?

That's definitely impossible!!

"Then what about… this strike!?"

Xuanyuan Wentian flashed out a ferocious smile of a vile devil from the corner of his lips. A pitch-black sword beam that was close to several hundreds of meters long suddenly appeared above the Eternal Night Devil Sword. Shortly after, the sword beam had instead began to quickly shrink, shrinking from several hundreds of meters, to merely a length of two feet.

Hsss…

"Die!!"

The space around the pitch-black sword beam emitted a wailing howl, as if it was trembling due this sword beam which held extremely terrifying power.

Bang!!

The space around the Eternal Night Devil Sword completely exploded apart, shattering into countless spatial fragments. The sword beam that had a deeper black than the abyss itself tore through the shattered space and flew straight towards Yun Che's chest with the aura of a death god.

Seemingly at the same instant, brilliant golden flames suddenly erupted from Yun Che's body.

"Yellow Springs Ashes!!!"

BOOM BOOM BOOM

The Golden Crow flames wildly erupted with Yun Che's body as the center and with every booming noise, another layer of flames would explode outwards. The space that was sealed and intensely shrunk under Xuanyuan Wentian's profound energy was instantly melted through in a forceful manner. After being penetrated by more than twenty layers of flames, even the sword beam that was flying towards Yun Che had been completely obliterated at a distance of several meters away from Yun Che's chest.

"Oh?" Xuanyuan Wentian's eyes once again widened. Right after, he let out crazed roar that was either from anger or excitement. "Good! Struggle just like that! Struggle with all your might!"

Facing the terrifying flames that were wildly erupting, Xuanyuan Wentian had instead taken them head-on amidst his crazed roars. All the dark energy behind his body had instantly gathered onto the Eternal Night Devil Sword. Then, following the swing of the Eternal Night Devil Sword, an enormous arc of dark light materialized, smashing towards the Golden Crow flames that were still spreading at an immense speed.

Weeooom!!

The exploding Golden Crow flames were instantly sliced apart by the arc of dark light. Looking from afar, it looked as if a blazing sun had been ruthlessly sliced into two right at the center. Yun Che, who had just escaped the spatial seal and released the Yellow Springs Ashes with all his might had yet to catch his breath when an overwhelmly heavy pressure descended from the sky.

Yun Che fiercely gnashed his teeth as he forcefully circulated the profound energy in his body that was already in a state of utter chaos. Amidst his loud roar, the Heaven Smiting Sword was smashed upwards with all his might.

"Destroying Sky Decimating Earth!!"

The vermillion heavy sword aura surged upwards, ruthlessly smashing onto the arc of dark light originated from the Eternal Night Devil Sword. The energy of the arc of dark light instantly weakened but it was still not something that Yun Che could block with a sword strike he hastily dished out so the energy of the heavy sword dispersed after a short stalemate. Yun Che groaned as he was sent flying far away like a withered leaf being swirled up by a hurricane.

"It seems this is the limit of your struggle! This time… thoroughly die then!!"

Xuanyuan Wentian slowly raised his arm. A formless sword intent reverberated silently between heaven and earth and then, he gently pushed out the Eternal Night Devil Sword.

The world was suddenly silent for a single moment. All the colors, sounds, and objects completely froze. Between the heaven and the earth, merely a single enormous dark sword that seemed as if it had come from the depths of purgatory was piercing through the air… The pitch-black trail it left behind looked as if the entire sky had been sliced apart.

Sword of No Return. An extreme sword technique that could only be activated after attaining the highest realm of the Heaven's Might Absolute Sword. It was also the single sword move at the apex Xuanyuan Wentian attained after sacrificing his entire life in the way of the sword.

Ever since the day he cultivated it, there had never been anyone who could dodge this sword strike.

This sword strike was simply too fast, to the point where even Yun Che was unable to catch a hint of its tracks. However, the ice-cold sensation of an incoming life-threatening blow ruthlessly stabbed his soul. His body was a step faster than his consciousness and seemed to have instinctively expanded the Evil God's barrier.

Crack!!!!

The instant the Evil God's barrier expanded, the Eternal Night Devil Sword smashed onto the Evil God's barrier as if it had flown out from the cracks in the dimensional rift.

As though he had been struck by lightning, Yun Che's body, which was in a state of flying backwards in the first place, was instantly sent plummeting down like a falling meteorite. In an instant, he was sent flying several dozens of kilometers away.

"Hss~"

Yun Che's teeth were close to shattering from his gnashing as the energy in his entire body was gathered onto the Evil God's barrier. All the injuries on his body had all completely burst as well. What looked like a simple sword strike, actually carried a never-before-seen terrifying strength. The moment it smashed onto the Evil God's barrier, Yun Che could feel as if the bones in his entire body were about to completely scatter away.

In an instant, in merely that short neglectable instant, he had already been sent flying twenty to thirty kilometers away. It was also in that one moment, that countless cracks surfaced on the Evil God's barrier, residing at the very brink of collapsing. Furthermore, the Eternal Night Devil Sword that was right before his eyes had already ruthlessly stabbed into the barrier and was not even five inches from his chest. Not to mention it was still closing in quickly.

This was the sword strike of the number one swordsman in the Profound Sky Continent.

Furthermore, it was his ultimate sword strike infused with the power of the divine way.

Being able to hold it back for this single instant with the power of a mortal, was already enough to go down in history as a miracle in the Profound Sky Continent.

And in the next instant, he could not possibly hold it back, no matter what.

"Rumbling Heaven!!"

Yun Che fiercely gnashed his teeth and drops of blood from his mouth scattered into the air as the fourth gate of the Evil God Arts opened.

Bang!!!!!!

His profound energy surged and his profound aura grew. The defensive power of the Evil God's barrier instantly rose in strength and then, it immediately erupted right after.

And at this moment, Yun Che had already been sent flying for almost fifty kilometers by the Eternal Night Devil Sword. Supreme Ocean Palace was now less than five kilometers behind him.

Finally, the Eternal Night Devil Sword was barely shaken off by the shattering of the Evil God's barrier. A long streak of blood sprinkled across the sky, as Yun Che fell straight into the ocean.

And at this distance, it was already enough for the countless experts in Supreme Ocean Palace to clearly witness this scene.

"Big Brother Yun!" With her beautiful face paling, Feng Xue'er cried out. No longer caring about anything else, Phoenix flames ignited all around her body and she flew straight northwards. In a fluster, Feng Zukui and Feng Tianwei wanted to obstruct her but they had only managed to grasp empty air.

However, before she had yet to fly out of the region of the Ocean Palace, Yun Che's voice suddenly resounded next to her ears. "Xue'er, no need to worry about me. Protect Yuanba and the rest."

Though the voice was a little frail and painful it was especially calm. Feng Xue'er slowly came to a halt and she stared blankly at the vast ocean which had swallowed Yun Che for a long while.

The Eternal Night Devil Sword drew a long streak of black shadow in the sky and then flew back into Xuanyuan Wentian's hands.

"He had actually managed to directly block it." Xuanyuan Wentian muttered to himself with narrowed eyes and then, let out a sinister laugh. "It seems he used some sort of a final trump card but he should be more or less dead by now."

The moment his voice fell, he suddenly sensed Yun Che's aura coming from the depths of the ocean and it was even moving further and further away.

"Mn?" Xuanyuan Wentian's black eyes fiercely narrowed. "He actually still has reserves… Heh, wanting to flee?"

"This sovereign wants to see just where you're fleeing to!!"

Xuanyuan Wentian's body descended, sinking into the boundless ocean as he chased after Yun Che's aura.

Within the vast ocean depths, where the ends could not be seen, it was hard to determine one's location and it was even harder to clearly discern one's direction. Yun Che kept the Heaven Smiting Sword and pressed his hand onto his chest, quickly stabilizing his injuries. His body split apart the ice-cold ocean water as he fled further into the ocean depths at his fastest speed.

Behind him, Xuanyuan Wentian's aura suddenly enveloped downward and was furthermore approaching him at high speed. His loud, arrogant laughter had even penetrated through the ocean water and resounded in his ears. "Yun Che, flee with all your might, flee as desperately as you can! However, even if you flee to the end of the world, don't even think about escaping from this sovereign's hands!"

"…" Yun Che did not turn back and once again sped up. As if his entire body had turned into a sharp sword, he sliced apart the heavy obstruction of the ocean water and quickly charged into the deeper regions of the ocean.

Behind him, was Xuanyuan Wentian's approaching heavy and sinister dark aura. When Xuanyuan Wentian had already caught up to just half a kilometer distance between them, the two had already sunk thirty kilometers below the ocean surface.

Thirty kilometers into the deep ocean, the surroundings were completely enveloped in darkness without the slightest strand of light. The water pressure in this place was enough to instantly crush a profound practitioner into flesh pulp. It was a peerlessly terrifying death zone.

And right here, Yun Che who had been fleeing deeper into the ocean, suddenly stopped… The moment his body turned around, a dense dark light flashed within his eyes for an instant. The corners of his mouth which were still slowly seeping out blood, had actually curved up, revealing a strange, light smile.



Chapter 910 – Vicious Battle in the Ocean Depths (1)

"Yun Che, is he… is he dead?" a Divine Phoenix Sect Elder asked with an expression of shock and fear on his face.

At first, they had seen the darkness completely extinguishing Yun Che's flames and then they had all witnessed Xuanyuan Wentian's Sword of No Return explode against Yun Che before seeing Yun Che fall into the ocean region while spraying blood all over the place. So even if he was not dead, he was definitely already heavily wounded.

On the contrary, Xuanyuan Wentian who had raced over in hot pursuit looked completely fine besides the smear of blood across his chest and his aura was even more terrifying than it had been initially.

"Even if he isn't dead yet, he will definitely be dead in a short while… I would advise that you lot take care of yourselves first."

A dark voice filled with implied meaning suddenly rang out in the air, causing everyone's bodies to tremble.

After Yun Che and Xuanyuan Wentian had fallen into the deep ocean, the world had finally calmed down again. Even the darkness which covered the sky had begun to swiftly dissipate. Ye Meixie and Xuanyuan Bo slowly sauntered over as a gaggle of people, belonging to Sun Moon Divine Hall and Mighty Heavenly Sword Region, followed along behind them. Their eyes and their expressions were clearly overcast and carried promises of cruel sport and… killing intent.

"Ye Meixie, what do you think you're… Ugh!!" Zi Ji immediately sensed that the situation had taken a turn for the worse. However, the devilish poison had already seeped into his body, so just speaking already caused him to experience so much agony that he wished he was dead and he was nearly unable to stand at all.

"What are we going to do? Could it be that the wise and farsighted Mister Zi cannot guess what is coming next?" Ye Meixie said as he took a single step forward. His eyes flashed with a cold light and he already grasped an emerald-green jade longsword in his hand before slowly pointing it towards Zi Ji.

"Ye Meixie… You… You dare…" Absolute Monarch Sanctuary's Spiritual Master Nine Lamentations rebuked him in fury. He forced himself to his feet but just as his profound energy was about to swell up, he once again sank to his knees in agony.

"Heh, just look at your current situation. How pathetic and pitiable you lot are." Ye Meixie's expression was rather malevolent and sinister. After he had lost an arm to the Little Demon Empress and had been utterly defeated by Xuanyuan Wentian, his personality had become warped. When he looked at the miserable and pitiful states of the gathered members of Absolute Monarch Sanctuary and Supreme Ocean Palace who were afflicted with the devilish poison, his heart surged with joy and satisfaction. Because these people were even more miserable and pitiable than he was, despite him losing an arm!

"This spectacle is beyond pitiful. Right now, even if it was I alone, I would still able to easily slaughter Absolute Monarch Sanctuary's Saint Emperor and twelve Spiritual Masters, hahahahaha!" Xuanyuan Bo said as he laughed wildly. "Even though I don't know how that punk Yun Che suddenly became so powerful, no matter how strong his profound strength has become, how can it compare with the Heavenly Sovereign who has already stepped into the way of the divine! You all personally witnessed it as well. His power was as insignificant as a ant's in front of the Heavenly Sovereign. Ah, but to think that you bunch of idiots actually hoped that Yun Che could defeat the Heavenly Sovereign. That is simply an enormous joke."

The atmosphere in Supreme Ocean Palace, which had become exceptionally defeatist and fatalistic, turned cold in an instant. Those powers from the Seven Nations instantly understood what Sun Moon Divine Hall and Mighty Heavenly Sword Region intended to do, so they chose to hurriedly hide somewhere far away. They shivered in fear and not a single one of them dared to look at the scene in front of them.

"Ye Meixie… Xuanyuan Bo!" Huangji Wuyu struggled to his feet as well. His heavy wounds were exacerbated by the devilish poison, causing every single part of his body to spasm and contort in pain. He tightened his hand into a fist, the Primal Chaos Heavenly Ruler appearing in his grasp, "Do you think the likes of you… are worthy enough to slay me, Huangji Wuyu!?"

Huangji Wuyu let out a low yell as the Primal Chaos Heavenly Ruler flew out of his hand. At nearly the same instant, an expression of intense agony flashed across his face and he knelt to the ground, his entire body trembling. After that, Huangji Wuyu could no longer muster the power to stand up again.

In his current condition, Huanji Wuyu could not even muster ten percent of the profound energy he could normally summon. Xuanyuan Bo took a step forward, his sword smashing against the Primal Chaos Heavenly Ruler. With a huge "clang," the Primal Chaos Heavenly Ruler was thrown far away by the impact but the same impact only pushed Xuanyuan Bo three steps backwards. He tossed his head backwards as he let out a wild laugh filled with glee, "Hahahahaha, so it turns out that the Saint Emperor of Absolute Monarch Sanctuary only amounts to this. Sect Master Ye, I hope that you can withdraw and allow me to experience just what it feels like to personally end the life of the Profound Sky Continent's number one person in the profound way."

If it was like before, as an elder of Mighty Heavenly Sword Region, even if Xuanyuan Bo was not reverential and respectful to Huangji Wuyu and Ye Meixie, he would still definitely not dare to act in a rash manner in front of them. But today, not only did he dare to act in such an arrogantly wanton and flagrant manner in front of Huangji Wuyu, he astonishingly even dared to order Ye Meixie about. He gave a sinister laugh as his sword suddenly thrust towards Huangji Wuyu's chest.

It was completely and utterly an attack that was made with no mercy, a killing thrust meant to reap a life.

As he let out a loud shout, Feng Zukui swooped down on Xuanyuan Bo like a fierce eagle, his right hand which blazed with Phoenix fire smashing against Xuanyuan Bo's sword. Xuanyuan Bo's expression underwent a dramatic change as he hurriedly retreated. Just as Feng Zukui was about to give chase, a cold light flashed in front of him as Ye Meixie appeared like a ghost between the two people.

BANG!!!

"Ugh!" Feng Zukui gave a dull snort as he was blasted away by the impact. When he landed on the ground, he retreated more than ten steps before being supported by Feng Tianwei. His body fiercely swayed and his face had gone as white as a sheet, it was clear that he had sustained internal injuries.

"Divine Phoenix Sect, don't be too anxious, it will be your turn soon enough" Ye Meixie said in a deep and low voice.

"Attack! You don't need to hold back, these people are already bereft of the ability to fight back, slaughter all of them!" Xuanyuan Bo, who had been sent flying by Feng Zukui, roared in a flustered and exasperated voice. "Their corpses will be the gift that we present to our Heavenly Sovereign as tribute to celebrate his apotheosis!!"

After Xuanyuan Bo had given that order, all the members of Mighty Heavenly Sword Region and Sun Moon Divine Hall swiftly rushed forward, their profound energy and killing intent shaking the Sea God Arena that was already on the verge of collapse. The gathered members of Absolute Monarch Sanctuary and Supreme Ocean Palace were so furious that their eye sockets threatened to fracture… If one were to talk about combined strength, Sun Moon Divine Hall and Mighty Heavenly Sword Region would definitely not be able to stand up to Absolute Monarch Sanctuary and Supreme Ocean Palace. But right now, their bodies had been afflicted by a devilish poison and of the two Sacred Masters on their side, one had sustained serious injuries and the other was on the verge of death.

Right now, they could forget about even thinking about resisting because they had basically been reduced to a flock of sacrificial lambs who did not even have the power to fight back.

As for the Divine Phoenix Sect, even if the devilish poison had been purged from their bodies, they were basically not able to stand up to or obstruct the two Sacred Grounds, so the fate of complete and total annihilation awaited them as well.

"Ye Meixie… Xuanyuan Bo… The both of you will definitely… not die a good death!!" Spiritual Master Bitter Agony roared. He summoned forth all of the profound strength that he could muster as he prepared to make his last stand.

"I may not know how I'm going to die but I do know that you are about to die right now!" Xuanyuan Bo rushed to the front as he thrust his sword towards Spiritual Master Bitter Agony. Behind him, the elders and disciples of Sun Moon Divine Hall and Mighty Heavenly Sword Region had all rushed forward as well.

SCREEEEEE…

Just as everyone was about to fall into the depths of despair, a phoenix cry pierced the blue dome of heaven as the world suddenly turned red. After that, the image of a gigantic phoenix appeared in the sky like a divine spirit that had descended onto this mortal plane as it loftily circled in the air.

In an instant, the entire world became immersed in flames which seemed to scorch the sky. It was as if all the fire energy in the world had been drawn in by this gigantic phoenix image as it soared through the sky, radiating a might that was sufficient to bring about the end of the world.

"Wh… Wha… Whaa… What is that?" The members of Sun Moon Divine Hall and Mighty Heavenly Sword Region all ground to a halt, the peerlessly dreadful suppressive might caused all of their bodies to shake uncontrollably.

"Ah, ah, ah, ah…" Even the gathered members of the Divine Phoenix Sect were letting out incredibly shocked cries of astonishment as they all looked up at the phoenix image which soared in the sky. That gigantic phoenix image caused them to all vaguely feel like that they had witnessed the descent of their Phoenix God.

The returned Feng Xue'er slowly descended from the sky, her beautiful eyes flashing with a suppressive might and awe-inspiring dignity which caused even Feng Zukui to stop breathing. "All of you should withdraw right now. If anyone takes a further step forward, that person will be turned into ashes for all time!"

The suppressive might radiated by the phoenix spirit above them was so great that it caused their very souls to tremble. However, since none of them had personally witnessed the vicious duel she had fought with Xuanyuan Wentian just a month ago, even if one were to beat them to death, none of them would believe that the current Feng Xue'er's power had already completely surpassed that of a Sacred Master's. Even though Xuanyuan Bo's heart was shaking uncontrollably in fear, with the power of two Sacred Grounds arrayed behind him, he did not even view Feng Zuikui as a threat, much less Feng Xue'er.

He let out a wild laugh which was colored with cruel amusement, "Ah, such a pitiful little phoenix. The sight of you struggling is simply too adorable and lovable… Oh no, no, actually pitiable would be a more fitting description. Come, let me see just how you're going to burn us into ashes!"

"What has everyone stopped for? Advance!! Kill everyone! Don't spare a single one of them! Their lives will be the proof of your loyalty to the Heavenly Sovereign."

"Attack!" Ye Meixie said in a dark and heavy voice.

A chorus of assent rang out from the gathered members of Mighty Heavenly Sword Region and Sun Moon Divine Hall. The feet that had ground to a temporary halt once again started moving forward as a dense and fierce killing intent rigidly engulfed the members of Absolute Monarch Sanctuary and Supreme Ocean Palace.

Feng Xue'er lightly bit her lower lip and after a brief moment of internal struggle, she finally shut her eyes. Her small snow jade hand, which shone with the light radiated by her Phoenix flames, gently fell.

BOOOOOOM——

The fiery image of the phoenix gave a long screech and it seemed to rush out from the heart of a star as it left a billowing and all-encompassing sea of fire in its wake as it dove downwards. Space completely shattered everywhere the image of the phoenix passed.

Ye Meixie gave a cold snort as he took to the skies, both of his hands directly grabbing at the fiery phoenix image… But during the instant that his hands stretched forward, the expression on his face abruptly changed. He crazily attempted to flee as his body started to convulse but at that moment, it was already far too late and he was instantly swallowed up by that fiery image.

"UWAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!"

Ye Meixie's miserable and mournful howl rang through the entire Supreme Ocean Palace.

The fiery phoenix image continued to descend as it carried along Ye Meixie, who had already completely turned into a human torch. It descended onto Supreme Ocean Palace amidst a chorus of panicked and terrified cries which rang out at the same time. The sea of flames ruptured, towering flames soaring into the heavens as they completely swallowed up all of the people from Sun Moon Divine Hall and Mighty Heavenly Sword Region who had rushed forward…

Fathomless ocean abyss. The location where Yun Che and Xuanyuan Wentian were currently duelling.

"Have you finally resigned yourself to your fate?" Xuanyuan Wentian said as he gave a deep and low chuckle. "To be able to endure for so long when facing this sovereign's devil god power, you indeed do have the qualifications to be praised by this sovereign."

"Resign myself to fate? Heh… Heh heh." Yun Che was laughing. When he stopped fleeing and took the initiative to face down Xuanyuan Wentian, he had started laughing non-stop. "I have never ever known what resigning myself to fate means."

"Xuanyuan Wentian," Yun Che said with a low laugh. "Don't you find that there is something strange with the wounds on my body?"

"This sovereign does indeed feel there is something strange going on," Xuanyuan Wentian said in a nonchalant manner, "You have been slashed by this sovereign so many times and if it was any other person, he would have already died ten thousand times. But despite all of your wounds, your aura has not weakened in the slightest. So it looks like your body is far superior to your profound strength and it just might be that it is actually comparable to this sovereign's devil body. This sovereign is now extremely interested in the secrets hidden within your body, so before I obtain those secrets, I can hardly bear even the thought of destroying it."

"No, no, no." Yun Che's smile grew even more strange. He raised his own arm as he spoke in a leisurely manner, "Have you not realized that all of the wounds in my body are merely wounds created by your swords. Your so-called devil god power has not even left a single mark on my body!"

"…" Xuanyuan Wentian's eyes narrowed into slits, the black light within faintly trembling.

Fire profound energy would create burn wounds, ice profound energy would cause cold-related injuries. Darkness profound energy was even more terrifying than either of the other two. The moment someone was wounded by darkness profound energy, their very flesh and blood would be devoured. If one got off lightly, the wound would turn black. If it was a serious injury, that person's flesh, blood and even bones would turn into black water.

When Yun Che had fought that vicious battle with the Moon Slaughter Devil Sovereign inside the Moon Slaughter Devil Nest, his entire body had been so ravaged by the darkness profound energy that it was too horrible to even look at.

Even though the current Yun Che had many small and large wounds on his body, these were all either light or heavy sword wounds. There was no trace of decay or rot on these wounds and the blood that leaked from them was dark red.

Xuanyuan Wentian's dark devil energy and the darkness profound energy which had filled each and every sword stroke had seemed not to even touch Yun Che's body.

"What are you trying to tell this sovereign?" Xuanyuan Wentian said as his voice grew deep and booming.

"Heh… Heh heh…" Yun Che's laughter grew even weirder and no matter whether it was his gaze or his expression, both were gradually becoming more unusual and strange. There was also a hint of something sinister in them. He slowly raised his eyes to Xuanyuan Wentian, a pitch-black light flashing in his pupils.

Xuanyuan Wentian's gaze jumped, "Mn? This is…"

Whoosh!!!!

It was as if a long-slumbering devil had suddenly been roused within Yun Che's body as an incomparably thick and dense black energy abruptly erupted from Yun Che. His hair stood completely on end before dancing wantonly amidst that black light. A dark and sinister oppressive might held Xuanyuan Wentian's entire body in an incomparably icy grip.

"Wha… WHAT!?"

Xuanyuan Wentian's pupils expanded to their widest, the darkness of the fathomless deep sea abyss was unable to seal his sight. The black light that radiated from Yun Che's body and his suddenly changed aura was clearly…

Dark devil energy!!

Furthermore, it was incomparably pure and dense dark devil energy!!

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Author's Note:
【Tomorrow, I will release a short description about the setting in which the God Realm chapter will occur on WeChat, this includes a glossary of the character settings and the power rankings in the Realm of the Gods. There are gonna be lots of spoilers inside… Be on the lookout for it!!】

TL’s Note: Once again, there are major spoilers for the upcoming arc written inside. You have been warned!

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