Chapter 731: Disastrous Casualties
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The Icy Horned Devilish Dragon Formation contained experts from the Blood Devil Palace, its attack was undoubtedly extremely overbearing and tyrannical. Even when exchanging blows against the immortal-ranked puppet, it wasn't in anyway inferior but at this moment, it was actually split into two by the demon sword. This abrupt change shocked everyone deeply. There were still other manifestations of the combination formations in the air, and each combination formation consisted of manpower numbering from several hundred to a thousand experts. Right now, their eyes were staring at this shocking scene as fear set in their hearts.
Mo Qingcheng used a phoenix robe to defend against the frenzied trampling of the Icy Horn Devilish Dragon. And Qin Wentian who came out of the combat puppet used 'that' sword and cleaved the dragon into twain.
This couple shocked everyone present once again.
"That demon sword!" The eyes of the crowd were riveted onto that thousand meter long demon sword. Right now, resplendent glows shimmered around the demon sword, exuding an ancient-looking runic words filled with an archaic aura.
"What rune words are those? I can't understand any of them." Zai Yan stared at the demon sword. It was obvious the strength to cleave apart the combination formation didn't belong to Qin Wentian alone. In that case, he must have borrowed the power from this sword. Right now, the demon sword was as though it has been awakened, and was radiating a world-shocking might.
"The runes on it, they seemed like an old forgotten script. I wonder where did this originated from."
The hearts of the experts shook. The runic words on the demon sword resembled immortal runes. Its glow illuminated the space around it and it was the thing that caused the demon sword to radiate such might.
The Icy Horned Devilish Dragon formation was shattered as a row of experts within it were completely annihilated. There were also many who were killed and injured by the sword qi and their losses were even more disastrous in comparison to the Violet Thunder Sect. A single sword strike made 80% of their experts die, how tyrannical was that? Below on the ground, huge fissures could be seen as though it was a natural phenomenon, directly burying the corpses of those who have died.
This battle was simply too desperate. Up till now, there were a total of three great combination formations of the Royal Sacred Sect that has been destroyed. The Lightning Bat King formed from experts of the Violet Thunder Faction, the Icy Horn Devilish Dragon from experts of the Blood Devil Palace and the Demonic Ox from the experts of the Great Earth Faction. The losses they suffered today, surpassed the amount that the Royal Sacred Sect had ever experienced after they proclaimed hegemony over this world. This battle today would surely enter into the books of history.
Although the losses the Medicine Sovereign Valley sustained was far less in comparison, it was still extremely disastrous. After all, their strength was originally already weaker than the Royal Sacred Sect, they could only fight together with the combat puppets and join forces with the experts from the Battle Sword Faction to resist. And now, many of those combat puppets had already been destroyed, the attacking power of the combination formations were simply too formidable. A war of this degree was something that both sides couldn't bear easily.
But of course the fact that the Royal Sacred Sect would suffer such disastrous losses, was something that they had never expected. They initially thought that they would be able to claim victory with their overbearing strength, destroying the Battle Sword Faction once and for all.
What's more terrifying is that even in this situation, the war hasn't concluded yet. Qin Wentian whose body was glowing with a white candle glow akin to immortal light, as well as that rune-covered demon sword seemed to have amalgamated into one body. He lifted his head and stared at the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect and just a single glance from him was sufficient to make those who matched his gaze feel their souls shaking in terror. They could tell that his sword desired to cleave apart nothing less than the heavens.
The demon sword danced, Qin Wentian roared in rage and slashed down with crushing force, aiming for the ground. Those remaining survivors of the Blood Devil Palace paled. Qin Wentian didn't intend to give them a path of survival, he was out to slaughter them.
"DIE!" Qin Wentian's eyes flickered with terrifying killing intent. Earlier, the Icy Horned Devilish Dragon manifested by the experts of the Blood Devil Palace was stomping on Mo Qingcheng unceasingly. Now, he wanted them to pay with their lives as the price for doing that.
An incomparably deep fissure appeared and those experts from the Blood Devil Palace which came into contact with the glow from the demon sword were all lacerated. As the sword slashed down, over 90% of the remaining survivors fell. It could be said that the Blood Devil Faction of the Royal Sacred Sect had been completely annihilated.
Too disastrous, back then the Pill Emperor Hall was precisely split apart by the demon sword in Qin Wentian's hands. The Blood Devil Palace actually dared to treat Mo Qingcheng in this manner? Their desserts were now even worse compared to the Pill Emperor Hall of yesteryear.
This debt of revenge, Qin Wentian repaid it instantly today.
The demonic qi ravaged the surroundings as the demon sword was raised up once again. The remaining experts of the Blood Devil Palace had a look of despair on their faces. Is Qin Wentian still going to kill? To kill them to the extent where not even one of them remained?
"WHY ARE YOU ALL NOT ACTING YET?!" The survivors of the Blood Devil Palace inclined their heads and screamed to Zai Yan and the others. Their combination formation's manifestations were still intact, yet they were all staring dumbfoundedly like an idiot as they died to Qin Wentian.
Should they act? At this moment, who still dared to come into contact with the runic glow radiating from the demon sword?
"Although the power of the demon sword is called out, I'm very sure this is only a temporary occurrence. As long as we attack together and kill Qin Wentian, the demon sword would be merely a dead item." Zai Yan's eyes contained a flickering light of greed. This demon sword was definitely an immortal-ranked treasure, and it must be one of extremely high rank.
Qin Wentian inclined his head and stared at those in the air. A moment later, his body also soared upwards. Somehow, the demon sword no longer felt as heavy as before. He pointed the demon sword straight up at the sky as the immortal glow from him was so brilliant that it even caused the heaven and earth to lose their luster.
Those manifestations stared at Qin Wentian with trepidation. Zai Yan and the experts from the Core Faction also had joined together in a combination formation and created a manifestation, yet they kept commanding the others to act for them and they didn't even move a muscle. Although these factions were supposedly also part of the Royal Sacred Sect, the Core Faction wouldn't even bat an eye no matter how many casualties the other factions suffered. Regardless if it was the Great Earth Faction or Battle Sword Sect or whatever, as long as they retain the name of hegemon, there would be countless powers wanting to rise to the top to be part of the nine great sects.
Hence, those of the Core Faction were content to sit back and command the others.
At this moment, Qin Wentian brandished the demon sword and dashed towards Shang Ying, the leader of the Grand Shang Faction.
"RETREAT!" Shang Ying was extremely cautious by nature but sadly, after combining their strengths and forming that manifestation, although their attack and defense rose insanely, their speed had fallen in contrast, and it was harder to maneuver the manifestation.
The demon sword slashed out, the sword light tunneled through the void. Shang Ying roared in rage as the manifestation unleashed its strongest possible attack to defend against the incoming assault of the demon sword.
But under that supremely powerful rune light, all attacks were useless. Shang Ying explosively retreated, directly disengaging himself with the combination formation. As the sword strike slashed apart the formation, it destroyed everything resulting in a countless number of casualties. No one knew how many experts of the Grand Shang Empire perished.
Qin Wentian was still rushing forward, he still wanted to kill.
"DISPERSE, RETREAT RESPECTIVELY! Wait till he exhausts his strength before we gather again." Zai Yan also knew nothing could be done now when he saw the situation. They could only choose to retreat temporarily. There was no way Qin Wentian would be able to sustain forever.
As the sound of Zai Yan's command rang out, the experts of the various combination formations all dispersed as they escaped individually.
Qin Wentian's cultivation base was weaker, his speed wouldn't be fast enough to chase them. He stopped in the air and brandished his sword, slashing out towards the departing backs of the experts in all direction. Those unlucky ones who weren't fast enough were all slashed to their death in the air.
Very swiftly, the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect all fled cleanly leaving behind only those who were too heavily injured to the extent that they didn't have the strength to escape.
Such an unexpected scene caused the experts from the Medicine Sovereign Valley and Battle Sword Faction to be completely dumbfounded as they stared with trepidation at the young man wielding the demon sword
The old ancestor of the Battle Sword Sect stared straight at the young man with widened eyes. That young man seemed as though he could already be invincible in this world despite the fact that he hadn't fully matured yet.
"Brat, you will definitely surpass all the geniuses in the history of our Royal Sacred Region and achieve an unprecedented height. The Royal Sacred Sect is merely a stepping stone on your path. I wait with anticipation to see the day where you truly radiate a supreme light that belongs to you." The old ancestor mumbled in his heart. He involuntarily recalled the first time when he met Qin Wentian. At that time, he wanted to accept Qin Wentian as his disciple but was rejected by this young man. Back then he treated Qin Wentian like an interesting junior. But now, he no longer did so. He knew that there would come a day where the light radiating from Qin Wentian would be even more brilliant compared to the constellations in the sky.
At this moment, two terrifying auras descended from the sky. The two immortal-ranked experts descended and stood above all of them.
The Sacred Emperor and the Medicine Sovereign stood in opposition to each other. Although the two of them didn't watch the scenes playing out earlier, they were both very clear in their heart regarding the results due to their powerful perceptions. And at this moment, the expression of the Sacred Emperor was extremely unsightly to behold.
"Undying old freak, have you left this world before? Where did you get your immortal art?" The Sacred Emperor coldly asked. He ascended mortality earlier than the Medicine Sovereign hence he was more familiar regarding this cultivation realm. However, he could do nothing when faced against the Medicine Sovereign. The immortal art the Medicine Sovereign had cultivated was more powerful compared to the one in his possession.
"What does this got to do with you? I can't do anything to you and you can't do anything to me." The Medicine Sovereign coldly replied. This was also the reason why they agreed not to act against the mortals personally. Because since both sides could do nothing to one another, once the Sacred Emperor acted to kill experts of the Medicine Sovereign Valley, the Medicine Sovereign could similarly annihilate the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect. Unless of course, one of them is dead.
"Let's end things here." The voice of the Sacred Emperor was emotionless, he cast a glance at Qin Wentian and the people from the Battle Sword Faction below as he spoke, "The members of the Battle Sword Sect rebelled against my Royal Sacred Sect. They are all sentenced to death."
"Your Royal Sacred Sect took the initiative in wanting to kill us and you don't even allow us to act in our own defense?" Xu Cang stared at the Sacred Emperor, no longer speaking with respect.
"Hmph, just wait for your death." The Sacred Emperor coldly snorted. Actually when he said 'let's end things here,' the Sacred Emperor had already admitted defeat. Today, in the territory of the Royal Sacred Sect, the Medicine Sovereign Valley actually was successful in bringing those from the Battle Sword Faction away. This was definitely a black mark in the history of the Royal Sacred Sect.
"Retreat." The Medicine Sovereign issued the order as people from their side started to retreat. Qin Wentian swept a glance at the Sacred Emperor in the air. After which, he stood upon the back of the Xuanwu puppet as the glow from his demon sword faded away, transforming back into the smaller version and was kept by Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian then closed his eyes, directly sinking into a deep sleep.
"Wentian!" Mo Qingcheng rushed to his side.
"Don't worry, his body is overburdened by the combat earlier. That level of power isn't something he should have at his current cultivation level, just let him have a good sleep." The Medicine Sovereign walked to Mo Qingcheng's side. Mo Qingcheng nodded and didn't disturb Qin Wentian, silently sitting down beside him in the midst of their retreat.
Very swiftly, news of this battle circulated around the Royal Sacred Region, generating with it an unprecedented scale of commotion!