AGM 447 - Mad Pursuit
Within the ancient kingdom, the situation reversed. The experts of the Chen Clan alliance madly struck out, trying to break out of the encirclement to send aid to Chen Wang.
While in the mountain range outside of Ginkou. the situation of the battle there was already clear to all.
Chen Wang and his allies retreated step by step. At this moment, it was obvious that they were at a disadvantage.
"GO!" Chen Wang turned and fled, while the silhouettes of those beside him also flickered as they retreated at top speed. Qin Wentian and the others naturally chased after them.
"Bzzz!" Astral light flashed, Chen Wang directly executed Stellar Transposition as his silhouette appeared right in front of Qin Wentian.
This young man wielded a huge black sword in his hands, his combat prowess was overwhelming and had slain several of the experts from his Chen Clan. If it wasn't for his reinforcement, Ouyang Kuangsheng and the rest would all have already been routed by them. Hence, before they left, this young man, surnamed Di, must die.
At the same time he landed in front of Qin Wentian, a palm formed of magma directly blasted out. The surrounding space was warped by the heat; under that will of the Mandate of Flames, Qin Wentian's body felt as though it was about to be burned into cinders. However, how monstrous was Qin Wentian's perception? The instant Chen Wang executed Stellar Transposition, Qin Wentian had already sensed his trajectory.
His left palm turned crimson and slammed out ahead. The power of the curse of blood exuded a sense of destruction that permeated everything.
Chen Wang's countenance faltered, and because he was afraid of the Bloodcurse Imprint, his magma palms didn't dare to collide directly with it. If he forcibly did so, both parties would likely end up with grievous injuries. This wasn't an exchange he wanted to make.
Shifting his palms aside, he withdrew as he retreated explosively. However, the whistling of a sword cutting through the air could be heard as a surge of heaven-shattering sword might enveloped his body. That huge black sword was used like a bat, smacking against him, wanting to smash him into paste. At the same time, the arrows from Fan Le and Chu Mang rained down unceasingly, sealing the areas around him.
Chen Wang turned pale, he once again executed Stellar Transposition, choosing another direction to flee in.
"Leave him to me," Qin Wentian stated, as he dashed in the direction Chen Wang fled in. Ouyang Kuangsheng could feel the confidence in Qin Wentian's voice. He nodded his head, as he, as well as the two others, chased the other experts of the Chen Clan's alliance instead.
Chen Wang could execute Stellar Transposition, and in addition to that, his combat abilities were extremely terrifying as well. Ouyang Kuangsheng knew that he would never be able to resist Chen Wang with his strength alone. Even when he was working together with Bai Qing, Chen Wang was still able to have a slight advantage over the both of them. There was basically no way for them to kill him.
But this young man surnamed Di must have killed off all eight of his pursuers before he could arrive here. Maybe, he was powerful enough that he might be able to kill Chen Wang.
The battle now was split into two portions. Ouyang Kuangsheng, Bai Qing and the rest hunted after those who fled. While Qin Wentian chased after Chen Wang, Little Rascal in roc-form appeared as Qin Wentian mounted it. Instantly, a raging wind kicked up as its wings flapped furiously, granting them an insane boost in movement speed. Qin Wentian's perception had already locked onto Chen Wang.
Even at Chen Wang's current level, the distance he could traverse with Stellar Transposition was limited. After all, Stellar Transposition was a technique designed for bursts of short movements. It wasn't teleportation, and long usage of it would be extremely draining. It was basically impossible if he wanted to escape from Qin Wentian's pursuit.
As the two of them played the game of cat and mouse, they gradually lengthened the distance between them and the others. Seeing only Qin Wentian chasing after him alone, Chen Wang's eyes flickered with an extremely cold glint of light.
He continued on, maintaining his speed, yet his countenance was calm with no signs of panic. The corners of his lips curled up in a disdainful smile as sharpness radiated from his eyes.
After a period of time, the two of them were already unimaginably far from the others. Chen Wang finally stopped as he stood on the peak of a small mountain, turning his head to gaze at the approaching Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian stopped as well, only to see a hint of mockery in Chen Wang's eyes. He then coldly spoke, "I didn't think that there would be someone as stupid as this."
From Chen Wang's perspective, Qin Wentian's actions - chasing him alone, bereft of the support from others, was the decision of a fool.
Right now, his gaze contained unmasked contempt as well as sarcasm. The Great Solar energy circulated frenziedly in his body as a scorching heat and light emanated forth, with him in the centre. The yellow earth beneath his feet was turned to dust by the heat. It was obvious how high the temperature around Chen Wang currently was.
At the same instant, two fire clones sprang out from his body. Although Chen Wang was arrogant, it didn't mean that he was foolish. Since the young man before him had a way to deal with even third-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns, he might have a secret technique. It was best not to underestimate him.
"After you die here, I will hunt down each of them and return their heads to their respective power." Chen Wang's voice coldly rang out in the air. His fourth Astral Nova manifested, it took the form of a gigantic magma tyrant. Liquid lava could be seen flowing around it, while the will of Chen Wang's second level insight into the Mandate of Flames, Flames Solidification, could be seen circling it. The magma tyrant shifted intermittently from liquid to solid, back to liquid. This Astral Nova had the capability to change its form at any moment.
"GO!" Chen Wang pointed at Qin Wentian as his fire clones dashed forwards. That magma tyrant slammed out with its palm, as the liquid lava condensed into a globule, splashing over Qin Wentian.
Bai Qing and Ouyang Kuangsheng also knew Stellar Transposition. That was why they could last so long against him. Although the young man in front of him was also skilled in that, he had confidence that it wouldn't be a problem for him to kill him.
Qin Wentian huge black sword swept passed, as a screen of swords sprang out, blocking against the splatter of liquid lava. After that, he stepped out as a terrifying sword might permeated the region. That huge black sword, that was imbued by the power of vibration, smashed into the magma tyrant, only to see the magma tyrant diffusing itself into liquid form, flowing along his black sword, towards Qin Wentian.
At the same time, the two other fire clones slammed out with palms of blazing heat.
A cold smile flickered in Qin Wentian's eyes as a burst of astral light flooded the area. His silhouette reappeared in front of Chen Wang as the black sword in his hands stabbed out towards him.
Chen Wang's countenance drastically changed, retreating with explosive speed. At the same time, Great Solar Illumination was channeled, as a scorching heat burst out from him.
Qin Wentian's huge sword penetrated space and slashed towards Chen Wang.
Executing Stellar Transposition, Chen Wang felt great shock rocking his heart. Why did it seemed that this man before him could predict his movements?
At the instant Chen Wang's silhouette disappeared, a blood-colored palm imprint was already on its way to the place where Chen Wang was going to appear in. Chen Wang's expression turned incredibly ugly, as he gritted his teeth and ignored the consumption rate of astral energy, forcibly using Stellar Transposition to dodge again. However, it was useless, his trajectory had already been completely seen through. Another Bloodcurse Imprint slammed out; if he was directly hit by it, he would be instantly reduced into a pile of bones.
"Swish, swish, swish."
Two silhouettes flickered, appearing and disappearing again and again, as both of them executed Stellar Transposition. And finally, Chen Wang felt that the astral energy in his Yuanfu was almost depleted. He used the last burst of his strength to appear near the magma tyrant, with no plans to dodge anymore. The Great Solar Universe Palm Imprint exploded forth from the magma tyrant, with the power to burn mountains and incinerate oceans, smashing towards the blood colored imprint of Qin Wentian.
Both of their attacks clashed together; instantly from the aftermath of the impact, Chen Wang felt the flesh of his palms began corroding. That corrosion was extremely tyrannical with no way to block or delay it. Bloodcurse Imprint was one of the ultimate arts of Grand Xia after all.
At the same time, his Great Solar Energy from his blood channelled into Qin Wentian's arms, yet upon contact, Chen Wang could feel the strength of a vastly more powerful bloodline as well as sword might intermingling together, shredding his Great Solar energy.
The magma tyrant transformed into liquid lava once more, gushing towards Qin Wentian, wanting to seal him into magma after it solidified. Yet astral light flashed as Stellar Transposition was once again used. The sound of sword keening filled the air, Chen Wang felt an overwhelming sense of death pressing onto him.
Luckily, he had long made his preparations. An amulet on his chest cracked open, as the light from his flames towered up the heavens, enveloping his body protectively. The sword beam from Qin Wentian slashed downwards but was forcibly blocked by the flame light enveloping him. Cracking sounds echoed out, but that was all to it. Qin Wentian's countenance stiffened as he retreated, staring at the armor of terrifying flame light that covered Chen Wang.
As a potential future leader of the Chen Clan, Chen Wang naturally would have life-saving treasure on his body. This item was extremely precious, but in the face of imminent death, he had no choice but to use it. Staring at Qin Wentian, Chen Wang's eyes flickered with an intense killing intent, he didn't expect that he would be forced to such a state.
"Who are you exactly?" Chen Wang's eyes bore into Qin Wentian's. This man didn't only know the Bloodcurse Imprint, he had also learnt Stellar Transposition.
Qin Wentian paused for a moment, staring at Chen Wang. However to Chen Wang's surprise, Qin Wentian actually commanded the great roc to turn back as he flew away from this place.
Chen Wang's countenance flickered, a burst of towering flames gushed forth from him as he zoomed after Qin Wentian.
Far away in the distance, upon noticing the towering flames in the distance, one of the Chen Clan's experts that fought his way out of the encirclement in the ancient kingdom, immediately made his way over.
After a period of time, Qin Wentian found himself trapped between two experts. In front of him was an extremely powerful middle-aged man whose cultivation base was at the fourth level Heavenly Dipper.
"Chen Wang." Chen Xiao's eyes flashed with surprised when he took note of Chen Wang. Chen Wang was actually forced to use his life saving treasure?
"Uncle Xiao, this man knows Stellar Transposition. He has too many secrets on him, let's kill him." Chen Wang spoke. Chen Xiao nodded in agreement as a towering might exuded from him.
The great roc suddenly changed its trajectory and shot upwards into the clouds.
"Where can you escape?" Chen Xiao and Chen Wang also shot up after him, unwilling to allow him to escape. There were too many secrets this man was hiding, it was unwise to let him leave here alive.
Soon after, the three of them arrived at a certain point in the air where thick billowing clouds obscured their visions. However, Chen Xiao and Chen Wang's eyes glimmered like torches, by virtue of their Great Solar Universe Art, and had their eyes locked on Qin Wentian and the great roc that were in front of them.
"BOOOM!" Abruptly, the overwhelming power of Qin Wentian's bloodline erupted forth as a demonic qi that provoked a primal fear madly gushed out. His physique got increasingly taller and sturdier as an aura of kings exuded from him.
"Mhm?" Chen Xiao frowned. The radiance of the terrifying armor of flame light around Chen Wang gradually dimmed, and would soon dissipate all together. Chen Xiao warned, "Chen Wang, this man is extremely crafty. Why don't you leave here first? I'll deal with him."
Chen Wang shook his head. Under such circumstances of two against one, how could he still flee because of fear? He had no way to accept such a humiliation.
The great roc continued ascending skywards, while the radiance of Chen Wang's armor gradually got dimmer and dimmer. Chen Xiao furrowed his brows, it was as though their opponent was intentionally dragging for time.
"Chen Wang." Chen Xiao called out again. Chen Wang frowned, he didn't want to accept this, but upon noting that the radiance of his armor was about to be extinguished completely, he had no choice but to stop.
An aura on par with third level Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns burst forth from the silhouette above. The great roc halted its movements while Qin Wentian stared down at them, akin to the sovereign of the skies. The blood in his body was boiling, surging with power, releasing vast amounts of demonic qi.
Chen Wang's eyes narrowed as he stared intently at the silhouette above him. A sense of familiarity assailed him.
Abruptly, a mind-numbing dread flooded his heart as expressions of incredulous disbelief etched on his face. This aura...he had felt it once before, during the battle of the Heavenly Fate Rankings!