AGM 458 - Might of Celestial Phenomenon
The Chen Clan Ancestor swept his glance at the spectators, "Everyone, please temporarily step back."
As the sound of his voice faded away, the spectators all obliged. Of course they would step back, nobody would dare to get near in the face of that terrifying heat.
The attacks of a powerhouse at the Celestial Phenomenon level were beyond imagination. Especially for that blazing sun constellation, how tyrannical was it? Just the remnant energy fluctuation and shock waves generated from the impact when used in attack, would already be sufficient to kill some of the ordinary Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns.
In the blink of an eye, the surrounding crowd all retreated to places of safety. Even those from the Ouyang Aristocrat and Jiang Clan also joined them.
They have already decided that even if Qin Wentian appears now, they shall not participate in the all-out war against the Great Solar Chen Clan.
The three Ascendants of Pill Emperor Hall continued seating on their platform. They, naturally have no need to leave. The energy fluctuations couldn't harm them.
And the only other one remaining was Old Man Tianji. He remained seated in his original spot. He was the host of the Heavenly Fate Rankings.
"Brother Tianji, for the matter today, I will definitely personally pay a visit to your esteemed sect in the future to make my apology. Today, I have to settle things with the thief that stole away my Chen Clan's Sacred Royal Medallion here." The Chen Ancestor glanced at Old Man Tianji as he spoke.
Old Man Tianji didn't react, he continued sitting there and was calmly regarding the scenes unfolding.
"Qin Wentian, I have already released the hostage. Isn't it time for you to hand the medallion over?" The Chen Ancestor then shift his gaze onto Qin Wentian as he stated.
"I only say that the Sacred Royal Medallion would appear here, but I never made any promises that I would hand it over to you, did I?" Qin Wentian's emotionless voice resounded out, his talons were still gripping tightly onto the Sacred Royal Medallion.
The pupils of the Chen Ancestor narrowed dangerously. If the medallion wasn't handed over, there's no need for Qin Wentian to even think that he can leave here alive today.
However right at this moment, Jun Yu flicked his sleeves and stood up, turning his gaze onto the great roc as he spoke, "I don't care about the Sacred Royal Medallion of the Chen Clan. However, Qin Wentian, you actually dared to destroy my Pill Emperor Hall? Follow me back, I can promise you I won't kill you."
The large eyes of Qin Wentian stared at Jun Yu, he could sense the terrifying aura at the Ascendant level emanating from this person. Jun Yu had an extraordinary demeanor, it was precisely because of his appearance that led to the ancestor of Ouyang Aristocrat Clan reneging on his words.
This man used to be a disciple of the Pill Emperor Hall but was now a direct disciple under an elder of the Royal Sacred Sect instead.
Qin Wentian didn't know anything regarding the Royal Sacred Sect, he didn't know how strong they were exactly, yet, just the presence of a mere disciple like Jun Yu was sufficient to make the ancestors of the various transcendent powers in Grand Xia greet him in respect, fearing to do anything that would offend him in the slightest.
All he knew that since Jun Yu was from the Pill Emperor Hall, things were simple then. He was his enemy.
Since he's an enemy, why even bother so much about his status or background?
However currently, Qin Wentian's forces were truly not a match for the join forces of the Great Solar Chen Clan and Pill Emperor Hall.
The Mystic Moon Sect has a total of two Ascendants. In addition to Fairy Qingmei, Qin Wentian only has a total of three Ascendants on his side.
While his enemies had six.
If the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan and Jiang Clan didn't reneged, they might still have a chance. But sadly the Ouyang Ancestor didn't dare to battle, which led to the dangerous scenario right now.
However at this moment, Qin Wentian's other body was already hurrying towards the royal palace of the ancient kingdom together with Ouyang Kuangsheng and the others.
In the ancient kingdom now, there were only them. Right now, the attention and focus of everyone is fixated at soon-to-erupt battle in the Venerate Heavens Sect, who could care so much about things happening in the ancient kingdom?
Upon arriving, Qin Wentian found that Yun Mengyi was already here. Currently in the ancient kingdom, including himself, there was a total of seven people.
Qin Wentian, Ouyang Kuangsheng, Chu Mang, Fan Le, Yun Mengyi, Qin Zheng as well as someone that made Qin Wentian felt taken aback by surprise. The seventh was none other than the disciple of the Poison Monarch, Mu Feng.
Right now, Qin Wentian felt extremely shocked when he took note of his surroundings. Up ahead, within the ancient kingdom, there was a vast piece of earth that was caved in, as though it was devoured by something. Soon after, the cavity on the ground widened rapidly as gigiantic and imposing looking grand halls appeared around there.
"This is the underground kingdom of ancient Grand Xia, and also a place of absolute secrecy. Even the nine grand clans had no idea of its existence, hence it was able to remain hidden through the ages." Yun Mengyi explained to the others. "The underground kingdom, other wise also known as the Royal Tomb of Grand Xia, contains many secrets within."
"Where did you summon all of us here?" Qin Wentian inquired. Currently, the situation in the Venerate Heavens Sect was far from ideal, war could erupt any moment. Why did Yun Mengyi gather all of them here?
"Since you are Qin Wentian's trusted aide, you should know that right now he is in grave danger. I have the means to activate the Puppet Protector of the Tomb of Ancient Grand Xia." Yun Mengyi stated. Her silhouette flickered as she appeared again at the entrance of the tomb as she mumbled to herself, "To think that the entrance would actually be hidden under the protective Vermilion Bird Formation. Luckily the Vermilion Bird Formation has vanished, if not, even I, would have no way to locate the entrance."
As she spoke, her hands were folded into mudra as she chanted something mysterious. Moments later, clouds of dust rose from the earth. A chill gust of wind blew past, only to see seven solemn-looking warriors clad in armor appearing in a circle around Yun Mengyi. These armored warriors were akin to statues that had remained motionless for the past ten thousand years, yet the exquisiteness of their carved features were all extremely vivid and life-like, as though they were real humans.
Seven humans, seven directions, forming a innate connection with the Seven Slaughter Constellations, as a heavy killing intent permeated the air.
"These seven puppets are all fifth-ranked puppet warriors. Although our strength is limited, the power we could unleash through it should be sufficient to scare others. However, to use the seven puppets, it requires us to have absolute trust in each other. I don't dare to enter it recklessly. The hearts of all seven must be linked, our intents one and the same. If we failed to accomplish this, all of us will die without a doubt."
Yun Mengyi glanced at Qin Wentian, she wasn't acquainted with him. As for the others, they have fought together before throughout the years, she knew that all of them could be trusted.
"Don't worry." Qin Wentian understood Yun Mengyi's meaning. He lightly nodded his head, indicating that he understood.
Ancient Grand Xia was one of the three tyrants that dominated the world, it's strength had no boundaries, the secrets hidden within its depths were naturally not so easily acquired. Who would have thought that the royal tomb who be underneath the location protected by the Vermilion Bird Formation?
There was most assuredly even more secrets hidden within the royal tomb.
But now, Qin Wentian was even more suspicious of Yun Mengyi's identity.
She actually found the location for the royal tomb, and even knew that how to use the seven slaughter puppets.
"Prepare to enter the puppet." Yun Mengyi's silhouette flickered before she appears behind the core of one of the puppets. Pressing out with a single finger, a bright light flashed as the puppet opened, allowing Yun Mengyi to enter within, perfectly concealing all traces of her.
The others all respectively mirrored her movements and entered their respective puppets.
The instant Qin Wentian entered, he could clearly sense how terrifying the power of these puppets were.
Given his understanding towards puppets, just a glance was sufficient to tell that these puppets were forced by priceless treasures. Even the inscriptions engraved on them were all extremely fearsome, able to grant it an even greater combat strength, allowing it to use the power of constellations.
And what made Qin Wentian marvelled was that, what Yun Mengyi said was true. Right now, after all seven of them entered the puppets, they shared their thoughts and intent.
The Seven Slaughter Puppets melded their wills into one.
"Let me teach you guys how to control the puppets, you all must master the way to control it before we arrived in the Venerate Heavens Sect." Yun Mengyi's voice rang out in the minds of the other six cultivators, her words causing their expressions to turn solemn.
The Seven Slaughter Puppets, killing seven with a single thought.
When Yun Mengyi taught the rest how to activate their puppets, the space shook as an immense astral energy shot straight up the clouds. In the middle of the sky, resplendent astral light shone, as though a constellation was trying to be birthed.
Moments later, the constellation in the sky solidified. The Seven Slaughter Puppets all transformed into streams of light as they shot towards the direction of the Venerate Heavens Sect.
As Qin Wentian's other form was still at there, he naturally understood the current situation.
Right now, what he needed was time. Time for the Seven Slaughter Puppets to arrive in the Venerate Heavens Sect. At the very least, their combined power could contend against a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant.
The great roc coldly smiled as he saw the dominating postures of the Chen Clan and the forcefulness of Jun Yu. "You want me to return with you to the Pill Emperor Hall? Are you not afraid that I wield the demon sword again?"
"Although the sword is powerful, it is already sealed by me. You won't be able to wield it." Jun Yu self-assuredly stated, his words causing Qin Wentian to mockingly laugh silently in his heart.
The demon sword was sealed by him?
Although he didn't know what exactly happened, the power of the sword was too monstrous, it hated that the heavens were too low. Years ago, he dragged the sword for ten thousand miles, using his blood to feed it yet even then, he could not completely control it. It was unknown how intense the pride the sword has.
And now, because of their karmic bonds, the demon sword bestowed on him an immortal art, giving him an opportunity to reverse the Demonic Divinity Sacrificial Transformation. How heavenly-defying was that? Was it the true scope of the demon sword's powers? No, that was only a portion of it.
Leaving aside Jun Yu, even his master who was an elder of the Royal Sacred Sect, there was no way he would be able to move the sword as well.
"You truly know how to brag. Back then, the two Ascendants of your Pill Emperor Hall was injured by me and right now, you even dared to say that you sealed the demon sword?" Qin Wentian's voice contained a heavy sense of sarcasm.
"Don't waste my time by sprouting nonsense. If you are unwilling to return with me, I can only choose to drag you by force." Jun Yu spoke as a terrifying might emanated forth from him.
"You want to fight? With so many Ascendants present, you guys truly respect me. In that case, come at me then." The great roc soared up the skies as the blood in his body started seething. An immense, torrential wave of demonic qi erupted forth from him.
"Bzzz!" The great roc flashed by, penetrating through space, dashing towards Chen Fan from the Chen Clan.
"Useless struggle." With three Ascendants of the Great Solar Chen Clan present, how could they allow Qin Wentian to make a move against Chen Fan? The instant the shadow of the great roc flashed by, they already deduced his intents.
The great roc collided into a shield of fire. In front of Chen Fan, streams of astral light rained down, transforming into a fiery shield of fire. Despite the power of its immense body, the impact of the collision only cracked the shield of fire apart, but Chen Fan remained unharmed.
"The distance between Heavenly Dipper and Celestial Phenomenon is something unbreachable. I'm afraid, you still don't understand the power of Constellations." The youngest Ascendant from the Great Solar Chen Clan was the younger brother of the current clan lord of the Chen Clan. He was clad in a luxurious golden robe, and stood there exuding an air of unmatched arrogance. Above him, a flame titan whose body rained lava manifested, exuding a peerless might.
"Bzzz!" That Ascendant casually punched out, the flame titan above him instantly mirrored his movements. The sharp talons of the great roc pierced out, colliding with the fist. But at the instant of collision, the body of the great roc grew reddish from the heat, Qin Wentian felt that his talons were about to be shattered from the rebound of the force. The backlash of that impact caused his immense body to shudder as he was forced back, coughing out a mouthful of fresh blood.
"Celestial Phenomenon in comparison to Heavenly Dipper. That's a qualitative evolution, unable to be breached. Even with your monstrous body, without the demon sword, you are nothing, even lowlier compared to an ant in front of a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant."
That person stepped out once more. With a clutch of his fist, the astral light streaming down transformed into a gargantuan palm imprint, grabbing towards the great roc."
The immense body of the great roc was locked down. The Ascendant casually dragged the body of the great roc towards him.
"Wentian gege!" Upon seeing this scene, the countenance of Bai Qing paled. She wanted to rush out only to see the leader of the Mystic Moon Sect waving her hands, signalling for someone to take Bai Qing away.
One of the members of the Mystic Moon Sect obeyed, forcibly dragging the struggling Bai Qing away. The leader of the Mystic Moon Sect didn't move, because, she had already heard Qin Wentian's message through a voice transmission.
The gargantuan hand of the titan deposited Qin Wentian in front of the youngest Ascendant of the Great Solar Chen Clan. This Ascendant appeared to be a young man, his mouth was curled into the sharpness of a cold blade, as he stared at the Sacred Royal Medallion clutched in Qin Wentian's talons. However, in his elation, he failed to noticed something. An unbridled and powerful killing intent, flashed with terrifying sharpness in the large eyes of the great roc!