AGM 489 - Existences above Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants
The crimson-eyed demonic spirit glared balefully at Qin Wentian. It intentionally increased the pressure and crushed Little Rascal onto the ground until blood could be seen.
"I said, release him." Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered and reappeared in front of the demonic spirit, a sword held in his left hand.
"Peng!" The sharp sword slashed downwards, yet it dealt no damage to the demonic spirit. Its pupils narrowed as it lunged forward abruptly, widening its maw to swallow Qin Wentian whole. However, astral light flashed as a gigantic heavenly astral Hammer appeared in his hands, chopping right down, blasting the spirit's maw, forcibly slamming it shut.
Qin Wentian's body was flung backwards into the pool once more. The hunger in his blood got increasingly intense as his eyes gleamed with a terrifying demonic light.
It was unknown how terrifying the demonic energy in the blood pool was. Its power was so strong that it even exceeded the power he had gained when he burned the energy of the demonic divinties! Although his bloodline hungered for all of the energy within the pool, it was impossible as he was unable to contain the energy. In that case, he could only execute the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay to burn the demonic energy of the pool which he had already devoured.
"Let's fight it out." The sword intent radiating forth from Qin Wentian felt increasingly fearsome, it felt as though this entire space was enveloped by a destructive sword might. The pool of blood turned into a terrifying vortex as it was being frenziedly absorbed into Qin Wentian's body. In his body, the excess energy was constantly being burned to provide power to unleash the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay.
"This energy can support it." Qin Wentian naturally wouldn't court death mindlessly. If this method didn't work, he would rather be grievously injured and forcibly halt this strike. But at this moment, he could clearly feel that the endless power of the demonic energy in the pool of blood was enough for him to unleash that single strike.
Little Rascal stared at Qin Wentian, the spirit of the Purgatory Vermilion Bird could be seen flashing through his eyes. The eyes of the Vermilion Bird were filled with love and longing, it was merely a piece of ancient luck back then, and was birthed because of Qin Wentian. In its world, there was only Qin Wentian.
"AROOOO!" The demonic spirit could clearly sense a threat. Howling in madness, it rushed out once again.
Astral light erupted as Qin Wentian executed Stellar Transposition in retreat. Yet, he still remained in that pool of blood. The entirety of the blood in the pool transformed into filaments of blood-colored light as it was being absorbed into his body. The entire space then turned red as an overwhelmingly oppressive sword might enveloped everything.
Qin Wentian's body was trembling, pain and agony were inevitable if he wanted to unleash a sword attack so far above his level.
When the crimson-eyed demonic spirit lunged out once again, Qin Wentian's finger directly stabbed out, that boundless sword might forcibly stopped the demonic spirit in its tracks. The entirety of the sword might in the area bored down onto it, even the space felt as though it was about to be torn about from the sharpness of that sword finger attack.
The crimson-eyed demonic spirit violently twisted as it howled in excruciating pain. The vortex in the blood pool spun around and around and was being drained at an incredible speed. The energy within it was all burned up to power the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay.
Qin Wentian's finger landed once more, stabbing into the demonic spirit. A terrifying wave of destructive sword might swept outwards and ravaged its entire body.
"VANQUISH!" Qin Wentian's body shone with a blood-colored light. That sword of his had reaped its life. At this moment, the blood pool had already totally dried up. Over there, a set of skeleton could be seen, and the radiance that was originally glimmering from it, gradually faded away into darkness.
"Plop!" Qin Wentian directly slumped to the ground, devoid of strength. He panted heavily and it was with immense difficulty before he managed to take out the Blood Shadow Herbs, swallowing the two stalks directly. Despite his exhaustion, a smile could be seen on his face. Success! The energy within this pool of blood was sufficient to execute the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay. After that execution, his body felt exceptionally weak, even his internal organs were convulsing from the strain.
However, the demonic bloodline within him was still releasing power, circulating around his entire body. The remnants of the energy left behind after executing that sword strike was currently being digested by his blood. Qin Wentian could feel the injuries on his body recovering rapidly.
"RUMBLE!" The earth started trembling, the intensity of the quakes was so powerful that felt as though even the heavens and earth was going to collapse. A sharp glint of light flashed through Qin Wentian's eyes as he surveyed the surroundings. At this moment, Little Rascal ran to him. Qin Wentian gently cradled it as he said, "Quickly, go devour the remains of that demonic spirit."
With a low sounding bark, Little Rascal turned and sprang towards the demonic spiritual body which Qin Wentian purposely chose not to destroy. At the same time, their surroundings began to collapse.
Everywhere outside the mine was currently undergoing self-destruction as well. The commotion caused several experts who had entered the hidden realm to turn their attention upon the area.
"What's going on?" From the Royal Camp, Shang Qi turned his attention over as a look of bewilderment flashed past his face. Earlier there had been a flash of blood-colored light before the area in the distance started collapsing.
"Stone fragments flying around. What's going on??" Soon after, the tremors spread everywhere even affecting space. Everyone's eyes stared in astonishment, even those guarding the hidden realm from outside started in surprise. The hidden realm itself was collapsing. It transformed, stacking the collapsed parts into incomparably tidy layers.
A few moments later, the entire space was shattered. The mountain was no longer a mountain, the lakes and rivers were no longer bodies of water. That incomparably huge expanse of space in the hidden realm was now visible with a single glance. In fact, the true hidden realm was actually a mountain.
The various major powers' camps stood on the mountain. Right now, they could actually see everyone.
"What's that?" At this moment, everyone's gazes stared in a certain direction faraway. Over there, there was an ancient tree as tall as the highest peak. It's branches twisted and intertwined as thick as roots. That ancient tree appeared tall enough to reach the heavens. Even from this distance, vast amounts of astral energy could be felt emanating forth from it.
"Xie Yu from the Ecliptic Sect and Leng Tu from the Blood Cloud Sect is over there." The others all then sped towards the area where the ancient tree was located.
In an instant, the experts in the hidden realm had all gathered there. When they lifted their heads and stared at the towering ancient tree, their hearts involuntarily started trembling.
At this distance, powerful energy from various wills of Mandates could be felt gushing from the tree. Above on the branches, several fruits could be seen, shimmering with pure astral energy.
"Holy shit, this is a Celestial Constellation Tree." Somebody exclaimed in shock. There was actually such a tree here.
"Celestial Constellation Tree." The eyes of the experts shone with excitement as they stared at the tree ahead.
"Return to the King's Manor and inform the rest." Shang Qi stared at a subordinate standing behind him. Hints of reluctance could be seen flashing through the subordinate eyes as his countenance turned ashen. He was a little unwilling to miss out on this but upon seeing the cold light gleaming in Shang Ji's eyes, he still eventually nodded and left with great speed.
All of them naturally understood what the appearance of a Celestial Constellation Tree meant.
"The Celestial Constellation Tree birthed Celestial Constellation Fruits. If there's a fruit that matches my respective Mandates, it would allow me to comprehend my Mandates several times quicker, aiding my breakthrough to the Perfection Boundary of my second level insights." In the direction of the Yin Clan? Yin Ting inclined his head as a look akin to madness flashed in his eyes. He didn't expect that the treasure in this hidden realm would actually be a Celestial Constellation Tree. What's more, it was an extremely mature one, with many fruits already birthed.
Each and every Celestial Constellation Fruit was priceless, especially for those who needed to advance in their respective wills of Mandate.
However, right now, Jian Jingtian from the Heaven Shocking Sword Sect was repeatedly slashing the ground apart as though he was looking for something.
Such an occurrence caused the eyes of others to flash with sharpness. Of course, they knew from ancient books on why would the Celestial Constellation Tree be birthed. Could the stories be true? Thinking of this hidden realm once more, the hearts of the crowd couldn't help but to violently trembled. The truth was simply unbelievable.
Over here, the hidden realm was actually the burial ground for a character that had already reached the legendary realm, a realm above Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants.
Legend has it that characters of this realm, all had to condense an immortal foundation in their bodies and could use immortal energy. Just a glance from them was sufficient to destroy an Ascendant, a single ordinary punch could annihilate a group of Ascendants. Regardless of numbers, even if every Ascendant in the world joined forces, they would still have to die in front of such a character. To these legendary characters, Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants were just like ants whom they could trample upon at any time they pleased.
A powerhouse of the legendary realm would also be the true overlord of the vast and seemingly endless regions of this world.
The sect leader of the Sacred Royal Sect itself was rumored to be a character of such a level. Hence, its position was unassailable and it could be the overlord of this region.
If one day, someone in the Grand Xia Empire also broke through to this realm, their position would instantly elevate upwards, standing on par with Grand Shang, totally breaking free of its control.
Hence, it could well be imagined the tumultuous feelings of excitement they felt when they saw this Celestial Constellation Tree. The remains of a supreme existence were buried underneath somewhere, the records clearly stated that Celestial Constellation Trees would be born only if the blood essence of those legendary characters seeped into the soil, nurturing it for a long period of time.
By now, not only Jian Jingtian, everyone was madly hacking apart the surroundings to find the remains of the supreme existence.
The Celestial Constellation Tree was incomparably precious, but a tree was after all still a tree, it would always be here waiting for them. They wanted to see if the supreme existence left any inheritances or treasures behind after he died.
Right at this moment, in one of the collapsed ruins around the area, a hand abruptly burst out if the ground. Everyone halted their movements as a primal fear struck deep in their hearts. Was the legendary character not dead?
"Boom!" The sound of an explosion rang out as the earth around that hand shattered apart. When the silhouette could be clearly seen under the light, everyone's gazes were filled with astonishment. Their lips twitched slightly, their nervousness earlier was caused by none other than this person in front of them. Were they all pranked by this guy?
"It's you?!" Shang Yue's eyes widened in surprise when she realised it was Qin Wentian.
"You actually didn't die." Yin Chen's countenance turned sinister. Qin Wentian was actually still alive. Also, he had somehow sneaked into the hidden realm and climbed out from a buried ruin. Not only him, beside him, a demonic beast had also drilled its way out of the ground and stood beside Qin Wentian, surveying the others.
Qin Wentian drew in a deep breath. Even he himself hadn't expected that he would recover so quickly after using the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay. Maybe this recovery rate had something to do with the pool of blood which his bloodline absorbed. Right now, awe could be seen on his face as he stared at the towering mountain ahead. Could the Yuan Meteor Mine they discovered earlier be created to provide nourishment for this ancient tree? Allowing it to absorb the pure astral energy, enabling it to grow even better.
Not only that, the aura emanating forth from the fruits of this tree felt even more terrifying compared to the Great Terra Fruits.
What made Qin Wentian depressed was that he had discovered the entire space in the spatial realm that had collapsed earlier; and right now, he was the target of a multitude of stares, several of which, were emanating a sensation of enmity.
"Brother Qin." Ji Xue's voice suddenly sounded out.
Qin Wentian glanced in her direction as he nodded. "What tree is this?"
"Celestial Constellation Tree, only the blood essence of a character in the legendary realm above Celestial Phenomenon would be able to nurture it, allowing it to grow. The mountain transformed from the dried up mine we were in earlier was in fact exhausted Yuan Meteor Stones which turned into ordinary stones and rocks after their energy had been drained. As for that demonic spirit we saw earlier, it should also have been born from the blood essence of that powerhouse." Ji Xue explained, as she continued, "Also, the fruits of this tree are named Celestial Constellation Fruits. They are also known by another name - Mandate Fruits!"
"Birthed from the blood essence of a character a realm above Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants!" Qin Wentian's heart involuntarily trembled. That pool of blood... he finally understood why the energy within could sustain the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay as well as why he recovered so rapidly.
Just as Qin Wentian was still in a stunned state, Xie Yu's gaze turned to him as he laughed, "Brother Qin, that demonic spirit that chased after you earlier was something borne from the legendary character's blood essence as well. Now that it has vanished, it must have already been destroyed by you. In the nest of that demonic spirit, did you discover any treasures left behind by that supreme existence?
As the sound of Xie Yu's voice faded, Ji Xue's beautiful eyes stiffened as her countenance became incredibly unsightly to behold. To think that this Xie Yu had changed sides so fast.
The gazes of everyone concentrated on Qin Wentian at the same time as waves of coldness radiated forth from them. Qin Wentian stared at Xie Yu only to see Xie Yu's countenance was as normal as could be. Not only that, there was even a faint smile on his face. It was as though Xie Yu had already forgotten to whom he owed his life to!