AGM 495 - One Against All
Qin Wentian was just like a God of Death, his silhouette striking deep terror in people's hearts. In the blink of an eye, over ten Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns had already fallen. These poor victims, with their cultivation bases, they would at least be of the middle management level regardless of which major power they were placed in.
Staring ahead, after carving out a path of slaughter, Qin Wentian's figure stood arrogantly in the air. He was like the overlord of demons, staring disdainfully at all beneath him.
"The Constellation Fruits, whoever wishes to take them from me, just bring it." Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as he shot off in the air again. Little Rascal transformed into his golden battle form as Qin Wentian mounted it. This magnificent scene caused the others to all be thunderstruck with shock, and they didn't immediately chase after him.
"WHERE CAN YOU ESCAPE?" Someone from behind roared out, soaring after Qin Wentian. All of a sudden, a resplendent beam of light shot right out from the center of Qin Wentian's brows. Instantly, the countenance of the man who shouted drastically changed. He found himself sinking into a nightmare where countless demons were rushing over to him.
"Puchi!" The scarlet demon halberd pierced right through his head. Qin Wentian used Stellar Transposition to reverse his trajectory, slaying that man with a single strike.
Qin Wentian pulled out the scarlet demon halberd, and no one dared to meet his gaze directly.
He was too powerful, not even fifth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns could stand against him. In fact, those victims didn't even have the time to unleash their Astral Novas before they died.
"Scarlet demon halberd." Shang Qi's expression faltered. Yin Ting also stared at the halberd in Qin Wentian's hands-it was obviously the halberd which the fifth-ranked Grandmaster, Chi Yezi, had forged.
No wonder the scarlet demon halberd vanished, it had been taken away by Qin Wentian.
"To whoever dares to chase me, I shall show no mercy." Qin Wentian continued flying ahead. This time around, there was nobody who dared make a remark in response. The majority of them were cowed by Qin Wentian's domineering actions. Their hearts were all trembling with fear, those who were killed earlier weren't weaklings. If they continued to give chase, they would basically be in the same boat.
Not only that, this young man had too many crafty attacks and instantaneous movement techniques. This made them unable to join collectively and blast out their attack. If not, Qin Wentian would have already died under their combined strength.
However, right now, they were all dumbstruck by Qin Wentian's merciless slaughtering. The strength Qin Wentian had shown earlier was too terrifying.
But, so what of it? The crowd might be cowed, but the chosen from the major powers wouldn't give up so easily. Feng Yunhe's silhouette flickered, moving like a roc in the wind, and instantly appeared in the space above Qin Wentian.
"With such a mad dash for survival and that whole show of dominance, the astral energy in his body should have almost run dry," Xie Yu icily stated, and he similarly soared through the air, flying after Qin Wentian and Feng Yunhe. His words caused the eyes of many to brighten. Indeed, it was a logical conclusion. After such a prolonged fight and the usage of such powerful attacks, the rate of astral energy consumption would be inconceivable. And Qin Wentian was only a third-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign. Although he exuded an aura similar to the fourth level, that was done by igniting the power of his blood, which in other words, also burned off his energy.
Qin Wentian shouldn't be able to persist for too long, that earlier show of dominance was just an act he'd put up to frighten them away.
Shang Qi, Jian Jingtian, Jin Yan, Yin Ting, they all flew after them as well. Their actions caused the hesitating crowd to stir up once more, following behind the six chosen at a distance. They didn't dare to get too close, the strength of the six chosen was undoubtable, and the shockwaves from their battle with Qin Wentian might spread over to them.
Qin Wentian and Little Rascal continued flying ahead. And as he sensed the pursuit of Feng Yunhe and the others, Qin Wentian's black eyes flashed with a foreboding glint of cold light. Truly, these people didn't know what was good for them. Most probably, they wouldn't stop until they killed him and seized his Constellation Fruits.
He slowed down and came to a complete halt. Soon after, the six chosen all arrived and surrounded him. Astral Novas and wills of Mandate all blasted out, boring down upon Qin Wentian, and he felt the peril of his situation.
"Bzzz!" The third eye in the center of his brow flashed, as the will from the Mandate of Dreams swept towards the six chosen. His Great Dream Astral Nova rumbled the void as it manifested, as his dream will engulfed the entire space. An instant later, everyone's minds felt heavy as illusions from a dreamscape drifted past their eyes.
"Mandate of Dreams." The chosen gritted their teeth, and focused their concentration. They must not allow themselves to be affected.
"No matter how powerful you are, you are destined to fall here today." The countenance of Jian Jingtian was as sharp as a sword. His entire being radiated a fearsome sword-might as his Astral Novas all floated in front of him. With a wave of his hands, the sound of keening swords filled the skies, and a beam of sword light shot forth towards Qin Wentian. This was merely an attack to probe him and wasn't that powerful-Qin Wentian slashed out with the halberd and dissipated the sword beam.
However, Jian Jingtian continued with his attacks. Within moments, the sword qi he exuded concentrated together to form a river of swords, gushing over with powerful currents, and smashing towards Qin Wentian. At the same time, he stepped forwards, and with every step the intensity of the mounting river tides grew even stronger. The sword intent continued to be condensed, as rumbling sounds filled the skies. This was one of his ultimate arts, Heaven Shocking Swordplay! When he executed this, even the mountains and rivers would be stirred because of his attack.
The scarlet demon halberd in Qin Wentian's hands spun intricately around in beautiful arcs, defending against the torrential currents. One mustn't forget that the halberd was a low-tier fifth-ranked divine weapon forged by Grandmaster Chi Yezi before his death. In addition, this fifth-ranked divine weapon was slightly special-it didn't augment the user's attack directly. This weapon was further powered by the soul of Chi Yezi, and that soul remnant had already been transformed into a nightmarish will. It could give birth to illusions of the mind from using the will of the Mandate of Dreams. Qin Wentian wasn't so familiar with the weapon yet and as such, he had no way to unleash its true strength.
But even so, it was easier for him to cause others to sink into a dreamscape when he used the halberd to augment his Mandate of Dreams. In terms of a pure boost to his attack strength, it wasn't that significant, but it was still much more tyrannical compared to ordinary fifth-ranked divine weapons.
Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as the halberd in his hands explosively slammed out against that incoming river. A terrifying force permeated within, as the sword intent from Qin Wentian's body surged forth, causing the river of swords to seethe madly in response.
Yin Ting stood in the air. At this moment, his entire body was enveloped by millions of arcs of lightning, appearing akin to a Divinity of Lightning.
His hand stretched out, and endless amounts of electricity gathered there. Finally, a thunderbolt split apart the skies, as his palms slammed downwards, pressing down on Qin Wentian.
Jin Yan fired forth a golden flame lotus that had been compressed to its limits. Shang Qi and Feng Yunhe both unleashed their respective attacks, while Xie Yu, as usual, stayed back and fired his arrows after he saw everyone end their attacks. Nine arrows joined like a string of pearls, fired through the air with incredible speed, instantly sealing all paths of Qin Wentian's retreat.
Although his Stellar Transposition was mighty, it wasn't a true form of teleportation. He couldn't shift space and move, but rather, he moved normally at an insanely quick speed. But once his paths of retreat were sealed off, then it didn't matter how fast he was-he couldn't move away unless he were to stop and break the blows with his own attack.
"The attacks from the chosen are all truly extraordinary. Even if Qin Wentian were to be given wings now, he wouldn't be able to escape." The spectators all silently mused in their hearts.
But then, Qin Wentian's King Sword Astral Nova also slashed out against the sword river. Boundless amounts of sword-might gathered, infusing his halberd in a bid to defend against that torrential river. At the same time, Qin Wentian's Heavenly Hammer Astral Nova cleaved downwards from the skies, shattering Xie Yu's arrows as he executed Stellar Transposition, then flying in the direction of Xie Yu.
"BANG......." The tyrannical attacks unleashed by the chosen devastated Qin Wentian's surroundings.
Deep crevices formed as the ground shattered, but all the incoming arrows shot by Xie Yu vibrated into nothingness, just from the vibrational shockwaves of the Heavenly Hammer Astral Nova. Soon after, braving through a storm of attacks, Qin Wentian appeared right in front of Xie Yu.
Visible bleeding wounds could be seen lacerated across his back. His long hair was slightly messy, fluttering in the wind. Earlier, although he executed Stellar Transposition, he was still hit by some of the attacks.
"His Astral Novas are so powerful." The spectators were all gasping with shock. Qin Wentian's first three Astral Souls were all condensed from the fifth Heavenly Layer. Furthermore, his Astral Novas had been condensed from using Divine Energy, so it would naturally be many times more tyrannical compared to the Astral Novas of others. For ordinary cultivators, their first three astral souls originated mainly from the second to fourth Heavenly Layer. How could it be comparable?
Xie Yu calmly stared at the incomparably large Heavenly Hammer chopping its way over to him. In response, all nine of his arms punched out with blinding speed, emitting a golden light that formed an energy shield to block that attack.
"BOOOM!" Qin Wentian's Heavenly Hammer bounced back from the impact. However, at the same time, his third eye glowed as the fearsome will from his Mandate of Dreams shot towards Xie Yu. Xie Yu's entire body started to tremble, he shook his head rapidly in an attempt to stay clear-headed. Yet, it was useless. A countless number of devils and demons were all rushing towards him, and each of them were exceedingly powerful.
"Bzzz!" Qin Wentian's scarlet demon halberd struck out, further augmenting the power of his dream will.
Xie Yu howled in madness, his Astral Novas all bursting out from the void. A fist-type Astral Nova covered the skies with fist shadows, as the impact from his attack shook the entire earth, destroying the illusions.
"SCRAM!" Xie Yu roared, however he only saw a burst of astral light flooding the area as Qin Wentian's silhouette vanished again. Xie Yu's countenance underwent a drastic change. However, with his battle experience, he wasn't slow to react, and all nine of his arms instantly blasted towards his back.
At the same time, the other experts all unleashed the second round of their attacks. Feng Yunhe's speed was the fastest-his golden talons plunged downwards, aiming to tear off Qin Wentian's head.
"DIE!" Qin Wentian focused his attentions on Xie Yu. A towering dream-will gushed frenziedly into Xie Yu's sea of consciousness, causing him to swoon. He could only rely on his basic instincts, and he blocked the halberd with all his strength, without allowing the halberd to land a hit on him.
"As expected of someone who comprehended the Mandate of Great Earth and Mandate of Gold, his defense is truly terrifying," Qin Wentian silently lamented. He instantly retracted his halberd and angled it, slashing upwards towards Feng Yunhe in one smooth movement. The impact from their attacks caused them both to tremble. At this exact instant, Shang Qi's blood-colored palm imprint blasted over, and Qin Wentian felt himself being buried in a sea of attacks.
"LITTLE RASCAL!" Qin Wentian shouted. Little Rascal, who hadn't been participating in the attacks, instantly jumped onto Qin Wentian's body. At the same time, Qin Wentian's four Astral Novas enveloped him protectively.
With a flick of his sleeves, an ancient scroll emanating with the power of space appeared in his hands.
"DAMN, STOP HIM!" The countenances of the chosen were plastered with fury. That was a spatial transference scroll!
Jian Jingtian shot out with his sword-form Astral Nova, instantly slashing towards Qin Wentian. However, the scarlet demon halberd similarly lashed out in defense, the impact causing Jian Jingtian's inner organs to vibrate intensely as he coughed out blood.
And simultaneously, the attacks from the others all landed like rain falling down from the skies, yet all failed to penetrate past Qin Wentian's Astral Novas. Soon after, the fluctuations of spatial energy grew increasingly powerful and with a bright flash of light, Qin Wentian completely vanished from the spot!
"RUMBLE!" The ground Qin Wentian was standing at had totally shattered due to the fearsome spatial fluctuations. The six Heaven's Chosen of the various major powers stood there dumbly, staring blankly at thin air.
Qin Wentian had disappeared. Right in front of them, Qin Wentian had escaped, bringing along with him a total of seven Constellation Fruits!