Chapter 626: Death of Di Shi
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: - -
This attack woke Di Shi up. Staring at that teasing expression in Qin Wentian's eyes, a feeling of bewilderment overwhelmed him.
Did Qin Wentian just comprehend the true intent of a Mandate?
Very swiftly, the expression of Di Shi's face turned wretched. The raging wind howled as his balefulness engulfed the air. He had to kill Qin Wentian before the latter familiarized himself with the true intent he comprehended.
A cyclone gusted within the Sacred Battle Platform, the azure light transformed into terrifying primordial birds of prey as they sliced through the air towards Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian stepped out, but this time around, the step he took was filled with so much additional force that even space itself trembled. His body felt even lighter, this was obviously an improvement in his application and usage of force. As for Di Shi, he felt the force acting on his body getting heavier and heavier.
The palm imprints Qin Wentian blasted out could shatter the void, he could already smash apart Di Shi's attack head on.
"True intent, although I understood the concept of reverting complexity into simplicity, my application towards true intent isn't as proficient as Wu Teng. Knowing about it is one thing, but applying it for myself is another." Qin Wentian's heart was as clear as a mirror as he clashed repeatedly in the air against Di Shi. The resulting shockwaves from the impact of their clashes ravaged their surroundings.
Qin Wentian made full use of this opportunity during combat to familiarize himself more with his true intent. After a short period of time, Qin Wentian's attacks were no longer as ferocious, he was getting better at his control and could used the appropriate amount of energy to handle Di Shi. After another clash, their bodies separated. Di Shi's countenance had turned incomparably unsightly to behold.
Qin Wentian stretched out his arm as a mortal-ranked halberd appeared within. Ordinary weapons were allowed as they weren't considered divine weapons.
The power of his blood seethed and surged, Qin Wentian's physique resembled a fiendgod. With a halberd in his hand, he seemed to be the epitome of tyranny.
A terrifying glow circulated around the halberd. Di Shi unleashed an attack towards Qin Wentian, the sharp talon of an azure roc slashed through the skies, the might contained within the strike could shake even the heavens. Yet before the attack arrived, the halberd in Qin Wentian's hands suddenly struck towards the talon. An instant later, a thunderous sound erupted forth as that talon directly shattered into pieces. It only took a single instant.
Di Shi's countenance grew incredibly unsightly as he circled Qin Wentian at an extreme speed, continuously blasting out attacks. Yet Qin Wentian simply stood there, even closing his eyes, casually countering Di Shi's attacks. No matter how fast Di Shi attacked, he could easily negate it with a casual strike of his halberd.
"Qin Wentian has comprehended a true intent of his Mandates. To be able to achieve such a feat at the seventh level of Heavenly Dipper. What a monster."
"Is he using Di Shi to temper himself? Although Di Shi appeared to be the one taking the initiative, he couldn't threaten Qin Wentian at all. Qin Wentian was completely making use of him to train his own proficiency in using the true intent of his Mandate to attack."
The vast majority felt great shock in their hearts, even those older experts at the Celestial Phenomenon Realm. Qin Wentian's perception was simply too perverse. After comprehending the true intent, he was already at the initial stage of proficiency. Such speed was simply unbelievable.
His attacks failing to break through made Di Shi go mad. His countenance was extremely malevolent as he unleashed more attacks with even greater ferocity. However, Qin Wentian didn't seem to be taking him seriously at all, casually answering his attacks with halberd strikes of his own.
Di Shi could feel that Qin Wentian was simply treating him as a tool to sharpen his own proficiency in usage of true intent.
This made Di Shi feel an extreme humiliation. A stark naked humiliation.
In reality, although Qin Wentian was improving, he wasn't as strong as what the spectators thought. Right now, he was circulating the true intent of Force, yet he had no way to completely infuse it into his attacks yet. In any case, it wasn't realistic for him to be able to instantly suppress Di Shi the moment he comprehended a true intent. But as time went by, he discovered that it grew easier and easier to parry Di Shi's attack, using it however his heart desired.
"True intent, complexity back to simplicity, according to one's desire, an absolute control." Qin Wentian's comprehension on true intent grew clearer and clearer. The true intent of a martial mandate was actually a kind of controlling strength. A control that followed the desire of one's heart, an absolutely powerful control.
Just like Wu Teng's true intent of the Mandate of Axe. Him cleaving down with an axe felt as though he was cleaving lumber apart. It would break into two as long as he willed it cloven.
His true intent of the Mandate of Force was the application of strength. The absolute control of this true intent even surpassed that of the true intent of the Mandate of Axe.
"After comprehending a true intent, my perception seems to have grown even stronger. This is especially so for my perception towards force, it feels as though I can clearly control any form of force around me. I can even clearly feel every iota of force my opponent imbues into their attacks." Qin Wentian unceasingly familiarized himself with this kind of absolute control. As to why he could easily parry Di Shi's attack, it was because his perception had improved yet another level, he could feel every ounce of force in Di Shi's attacks.
And just at this moment, Qin Wentian's halberd concentrated his strength and collided right with Di Shi's palm. He could sense the exact amount of force used, hence he applied a similar amount and negated Di Shi's attack. Although it looked from the outside to be extremely casual and easy to pull off, one wouldn't be able to accomplish it unless they gained insight into that absolute control after comprehending a true intent. Qin Wentian believed that whenever Wu Teng cleaved down with his axe, he too felt a similar sensation.
Di Shi finally halted his attacks. He floated in the air and coldly stared at the person in front of him. He knew he could no longer continue this battle. He could sense that Qin Wentian's proficiency with the true intent of Force was getting stronger and stronger.
"Don't you want to kill me?" Qin Wentian's eyes bored right into Di Shi's as he asked.
Di Shi's countenance turned ashen as he icily replied, "Ceasefire."
"Ceasefire?" Qin Wentian was somewhat taken aback as a bizarre expression appeared on his face. "You want to fight and you fight and you want to stop and you stop? Who do you think you are?"
Was this Di Shi a joker?
"What do you want then?" Di Shi's voice turned ice cold.
Qin Wentian frostily smiled, he didn't reply but the halberd in his hands inched towards Di Shi as he walked forward. The light enveloping the halberd grew even more intense as the astral energy in his Yuanfu rumbled. His entire body was covered in astral armor, flowing with runic light. Qin Wentian at this instant seemed incomparably similar to a fiendgod, unexcelled in this world.
Several incarnations of Qin Wentian appeared and all of them advanced forward together. The force of the steps which they took seemed as though they landed directly on the heart of Di Shi.
"I want your life," Qin Wentian replied with a glacial tone in his voice. He took another step out as his incarnations rushed over, appearing in front of Di Shi. Numerous ancient halberds exploded forth, each of them containing the power to annihilate the heavens and earth within. The sensation of such might erupted to the maximum, causing the spectators to be stifled into breathlessness.
A terrifying blood-colored glow covered Di Shi, as the aura of a true azure roc erupted outwards. After which, the sight of a real azure roc could actually be seen zooming through the air towards Qin Wentian, flaring with brilliant light, containing an indomitable strength. It felt as though it was a strike that would make the one at the receiving end feel nothing but despair.
Countless ancient halberds penetrated the hide of the azure roc, causing its body to explode from the force infused. At this moment, several incarnations also appeared around Di Shi. He seemed like the king of the ferocious primordial birds of prey as they guarded him, blocking the attacks.
At the same time, Di Shi retreated, he wanted to lengthen the distance between him and Qin Wentian.
"DAMN!" Di Shi abruptly felt an intense destructive power coming right at him. He mustered the entirety of his strength to defend, yet he only saw the third eye of Qin Wentian opening and staring right at him. Right now, countless silhouettes of Qin Wentian appeared around Di Shi, the ancient halberds in their hands all seeking to penetrate his flesh.
"Impossible." Di Shi felt his eyes spinning, he discovered that there were countless Qin Wentians all around him.
Which of them were real? Which of them were false?
At this instant, his mind was incomparably confused. After he was pulled into Qin Wentian's dreamscape, there was no longer a way for him to differentiate reality from illusions.
An ancient halberd penetrated right through the center of Di Shi's brow. This halberd had no sound nor presence, it erupted straight out from the void. When he was trying to differentiate what was real and what was not, the true killing move was already hidden inside the void.
The instant the halberd penetrated, it felt as though everything in his mind exploded. Di Shi instantly stopped thinking and died on the spot.
The other combatants on the Sacred Battle Platform all felt their hearts stop for an instant when they saw what happened. They didn't believe their eyes. Although Di Shi and Qin Wentian fought before, there was a rule laid down that stated only one of them could only leave the platform after the other died, indicating that one of them had to die for sure in this grand battle. When Di Shi actually died, they didn't dare to believe that it actually happened.
Not only them, each and every one of the spectators felt the same as well.
Who were these two people? One was a young man that was rising up in the Royal Sacred Region, the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm. The halo around him was even brighter compared to that of Gu Liufeng.
Another one was Di Shi, one of the eight absolute era-suppressing geniuses, Di Shi of the supreme Di Clan.
Although they knew that the fight between them would result in one dead, when reality happened, the shock of impact to all of them was simply too great, so great that it caused the entire Sacred Battle Platform to go silent.
The gazes of everyone were focused onto Qin Wentian. This fiendishly handsome young man amazed the world with a single feat. He was placed the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm, but what the Immortal Martial Realm tested for was one's innate potential. But today, in front of everyone, he slew Di Shi on the Sacred Battle Platform. Right now, nobody could disagree that no one could stop him from rising up. Not even the eight era-suppressing geniuses could block his path.
This time around, Di Shi's purpose for coming here was precisely to hunt down Qin Wentian. He had even prepared an extremely powerful trump card, yet who would have thought that he would be the first to die. It felt as though he was answering Qin Wentian's words. How arrogant was Di Shi back then when they first crossed paths? Yet at the very end, the one who died was him. He who was an era-suppressing genius, only shone brightly for a few short moments in the Royal Sacred Region before his corpse was trampled upon by another even more outstanding demon-level genius on his way to the peak.
In this era, Qin Wentian became the first person to kill an era-suppressing genius. This indicated that Qin Wentian was a character even more outstanding compared to the eight. Maybe, he would be the only one who could achieve this among the younger generation.
As one of the seven supreme clans, the eyes of those from the supreme Di Clan now all turned red as their killing intents towered up the sky. Both the duo geniuses, the Di brothers, had died by the hands of a single man.
Di Shi had fallen. Even now, they couldn't accept this cruel reality.
Standing not far away from the supreme Di Clan were those from the Divine Weapon Academy. Moon, Shen Jing, and the others all felt their hearts convulsing from indescribable emotions as they stared at the magnificent figure.
He, had actually slain Di Shi of the supreme Di Clan!