Chapter 680: Frightened into Retreat
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The battle in the air seemed to stop abruptly because the gazes of everyone was staring at Qin Wentian, their hearts all pounding intently.
The constellation of the Star-Seizing Manor was slashed into two by a single sword. How powerful was that earlier attack?
Qin Wentian's eyes swept over the crowd. Although he currently wasn't exuding a terrifyingly strong aura, there was a mysterious energy currently circulating all over him that was so powerful that it even caused ascendants to feel an intense threat.
Qin Wentian had the demon sword in his hand as he advanced forward. On the sword, particles of light glimmered, actually leaving scars in the air everywhere Qin Wentian passed by. This surge of destructive energy permeated this space completely and was so strong that it felt like if anything touches it, they would instantly disintegrate suffering the same fate as the ascendant from the Star-Seizing Manor.
"This is a power born from fusion of true intents, and it's one that belongs to the absolute attack category." The countenances of the enemy ascendants all became extremely ugly to behold. The strongest ascendant among them had only managed to fuse a total of two intents, using that to condense their constellation. One must know that a majority of the ascendants in Grand Xia only used a singular true intent to condense their constellation, and these people belonged to the weakest tier of Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants yet Qin Wentian had already succeeded in fusing two or more true intents when he's merely at Heavenly Dipper. Once he stepped into the Celestial Phenomenon Realm, how terrifying would his attacks be?
The demon sword lightly hummed, causing sword melody to echo unceasingly in the wind. The sword scars in the space grew longer and longer, Qin Wentian advanced to the center of the battle field and swept his eyes over the crowd, "Attempting to kill me when I was injured? Excellent choice, let me give all of you two choices now. First, continue killing me; second, scram the fuck away immediately and attend my grand wedding that's soon coming up. I will announce how I shall deal with you all then."
Qin Wentian's voice was filled with an overwhelming dominance, so tyrannical that it caused the hearts of the enemy ascendants to shudder.
They were now somewhat afraid of Qin Wentian. Ever since Qin Wentian's return to Grand Xia, he had accomplished too many frightening things. He decimated the ascendants of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, restructured the Azure Emperor Palace, suppressing all the experts within it to the limits. Indicating his intent to reunify Grand Xia he even relocated the Azure Emperor Palace to the ancient kingdom. This was the reason why the various powers hired the Darkshadow Sovereign to assassinate him.
However, the Darkshadow Sovereign had actually failed. Fleeing after being heavily injured and refused to continue with the mission whatsoever. It even felt like the Darkshadow Sovereign was a little afraid of Qin Wentian.
It was the Darkshadow Sovereign which caused Qin Wentian to be injured. In fact, many of them could have acted, killing their way over to him when they arrived here. Yet all of them were crafty old foxes that were exceptionally scheming, choosing rather to face one of the nine ascendants on Qin Wentian's side instead of taking the risk to see whether if Qin Wentian had some hidden trump cards up his sleeves.
And as expected, he did have a trump card which resulted in the death of that ascendant from the Star-Seizing Manor. His death only served to deepen their fear of Qin Wentian.
That young man who stood in the center of the battlefield with the demon sword in his hands made these old monsters quiver in fear deep in their hearts.
"I don't believe he has the strength to deal with all of us. Don't listen to his boasting, he must be trying to frighten us." A voice rang out, the Greencloud Sovereign was staring at Qin Wentian from afar, his eyes extremely cold.
Qin Wentian turned his gaze onto him, as he mocked, "Why are you standing so far away? Come and kill me then."
The crowd's gazes all landed onto the Greencloud Sovereign and momentarily, someone added, "Go and kill him, we shall act as your protectors."
The Greencloud Sovereign furrowed his brows as he frowned. He then glanced at the person who spoke while he sneered in his heart. He wasn't a fool, these bunch of old foxes wanted him to kill Qin Wentian? What if Qin Wentian fought with his life on the line? Even though right now he might be a spent force, there was still a chance that Qin Wentian would be able to kill him.
"If you don't come over, let me go over to you then." Qin Wentian stepped out, moving towards the Greencloud Sovereign as his demon sword left scars in the air. The currents of destructiveness circulated around him and his incomparably sharp eyes were fixed on the Greencloud Sovereign, striking terror in the depths of his heart.
The Greencloud Sovereign turned ashened, "Everyone let's act together, I'm sure he won't be able to endure much longer."
Nobody cared about him, of course these people wouldn't care about the life and death of the Greencloud Sovereign. They might as well use him to test the depths of Qin Wentian's strength.
When he saw that everyone was ignoring him, the expression on the Greencloud Sovereign's face grew even more unsightly to behold. "Since all of you refuse to act, just wait for your deaths then."
After speaking, he abruptly turned and directly fled with great speed, vanishing in an instant.
Staring at the Greencloud Sovereign who disappeared, Qin Wentian didn't bother to pursue him. His gaze swept over the other ascendants and right now, these enemy ascendants were so frightened by Qin Wentian that not one of them dared to act. It could be said that this was also a kind of irony.
Everyone was selfish by nature, nobody wanted to be the first to act. After all, they had personally witnessed the death of the ascendant from the Star-Seizing Manor.
"Don't dare to kill me, yet all of you are not getting lost yet?" Qin Wentian stared at the silent ascendants as he moved towards a second person. This time, the person he chose was an ascendant from the Multidirectional Thunderwind Sect. That person turned ashened, staring in panic at the others yet right now, everyone of them was hesitating, they were caught in a situation where either the fish dies or the net splits.
"FINE! I WILL ACT!" That ascendant roared in anger. His constellation appeared as wind and thunder ravaged his surroundings, engulfing this space, gushing over to Qin Wentian.
And in an instant, the force field of destruction circulating Qin Wentian grew even more intense. As long as anything came near him, they would be directly annihilated. Qin Wentian dragged the demon sword along and right now, the glow from the sword was incomparably resplendent, as blinding as the sun itself.
"The attacks from constellations won't be able to touch him." The hearts of the crowd trembled. A third-eye opened in the center of Qin Wentian's brows as his will burrowed into the sea of consciousness of that ascendant. That ascendant's eyes turned misty, as though he was currently in two realities. He gritted his teeth, not allowing himself to fall completely into the dreamscape.
A white light then streaked out, leaving a brilliant golden afterglow. An extremely sharp pair of fangs directly shot towards the ascendant with a speed as quick as lightning, wanting to take a bite out of him.
"VILE BEAST!" The ascendant lifted his palms as streaks of terrifying energy currents condensed into a Windthunder Diagram, directly blasting outwards. That white glow was an incredibly baleful demonic beast and as the sound of their collision rang out, the fangs and claws of the beast broke apart the diagram as the beast wrenched its maw wide, chomping towards his throat.
At the same time, Qin Wentian's demon sword slashed through the air. Everywhere the sword passed by, everything faded away into nothingness.
The expression on the face of the ascendant drastically changed. He soared up into the air akin to a bolt of lightning; yet at this moment, Qin Wentian split himselves into numerous incarnations. With a howl of anger, countless palm imprints blasted outwards, completely covering this space, annihilating everything that came into contact with it.
Each and every palm imprint transformed into spinning spirals of destruction, resembling a storm at the day of apocalypse, even shredding apart space. That ascendant from the Multidirectional Thunderwind Sect was caught in the center of the storm. An expression of stark terror flashed on his countenance as he felt the destructive energies gushing into his body.
"DIE!" Qin Wentian's palms slammed out once more, causing a thunderous boom. The might unleashed was so powerful that even the skies changed color. The only thing remaining in the air was the afterglow left behind by the currents of destruction.
"Gulp!" Somebody swallowed a mouthful of saliva, involuntarily trembling at Qin Wentian's display of might.
Too overwhelming, he is just like a god of death. Whoever he walked towards to would die without a doubt.
That demonic beast then landed on Qin Wentian's shoulder. It was actually a cute little snowy puppy yet everyone had witnessed how terrifying it could be earlier when it unleashed the attack.
The demon sword was retracted, Qin Wentian turned his gaze onto the ascendants once more but this time around, nobody dared to look him in the eye directly.
"Seems like all of you still wish to kill me." Qin Wentian chose another target and advanced towards that person. That person abruptly turned and shouted, "Qin Wentian, the grudge between us isn't deep. I was the only one against the earlier incident of hiring the Darkshadow Sovereign but I was overruled. From this moment onwards, I won't interfere in your matters ever again."
After speaking, that ascendant turned and directly left, completely vanishing soon after.
The Shi Ancestor's countenance turned incredibly ugly to behold upon seeing this situation. Earlier, all of them should have already acted together when Qin Wentian was dealing with the ascendant from the Multidirectional Thunderwind Sect. However, people are all selfish by nature, they wanted to probe Qin Wentian's combat prowess, no one wanted to take the risk. Yet even then, they discovered that they still weren't able to see through Qin Wentian while the combat strength of their side keep getting diminished.
Right now gauging the strength of both side, the Shi Ancestor realized that it was probably impossible for them to kill Qin Wentian any longer.
"Since this is the case, we will all certainly be here on the date of your grand wedding to listen respectfully to your 'guidance.' " The Shi Ancestor drew in a deep breath. Now, the morale of their group has already completely disappeared, he could only choose to give up.
As the sound of his voice faded, everyone let out a sigh yet for some unknown reason, they all felt more relaxed now. They had lived a life of safety and security for too long. As leaders of transcendent powers, it has been a long time since they acted personally in combat and were all used to an easy life style. The pressure and threat of death Qin Wentian brought to them was exceedingly great, even to the point of stifling them.
A wind gusted by, the Shi Ancestor was the first to leave. His long robes fluttered in the wind as he sighed unceasingly in his heart. Since they already missed this opportunity, it would be as hard as ascending to the heavens if they wanted to kill Qin Wentian in the future.
Unless he waited for the date of Qin Wentian's grand wedding and incited all the ascendants of Grand Xia to make a move?
After the Shi Ancestor departed, the various ascendants left one after another as well, swiftly vacating this area.
The ascendants of the Jiang Clan and Thousand-Jue Alliance all had smiles on their faces. They had betted on the right person. Staring at the young man wielding the demon sword standing arrogantly in the air, they felt that they were old, they were truly old. In the future, Grand Xia shall belong to him.
Wait...no. How can the future of this young man be limited merely to Grand Xia?
Those from the Mo Clan slowly returned, they had been spectating this entire scene from afar. Even though before this, many of them were already in awe of Qin Wentian, right now they all realized that they had still underestimated him.
These people who came here earlier were all ascendants of Grand Xia. Even someone like the Greencloud Sovereign was considered one of the weaker ones among them.
But in front of these people Qin Wentian was still as domineering, still as tyrannical. He didn't fear them at all.
Qin Wentian then turned his attention and nodded his head to the ascendants of the Jiang Clan and Thousand-Jue Alliance. "On the date of my wedding, the Jiang Clan and Thousand-Jue Alliance will be treated as valued guests."
"Thank you Palace Lord Qin, it's all good as long as you are fine." Smiles appeared on the faces of the four ascendants. Seems like the reunification of Grand Xia will happen one way or another and after that, as to who would have the authority in this new era, that was another matter altogether.
"I'm going to cultivate now." Qin Wentian calmly stated. After which he slowly descended and returned to the room he was in. This scene made the ascendants from the Jiang Clan and Thousand-Jue Alliance all wonder what would happen if the enemy ascendants ignored everything and went all out in their bid to slaughter Qin Wentian? What would the ending be like then?
But this question...only Qin Wentian would know the answer to that. Nobody knew how heavy his injuries were. What everyone saw was the undoubtable fact that he had killed two Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants in a domineering manner.