Chapter 776: Mad Sweep
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Runic inscriptions and divine inscriptions were the same thing, merely termed differently. The Heavenly Talisman Treasured Tome stated that runes were the origin source of all energy, and the trigger for the heavenly laws. Qin Wentian had referenced the treasured tome before, and originally, his attainments in inscriptions were at already a very high level, this was the reason why he could lend the power of these runic inscriptions with ease to trigger the effect of heavenly law to aid him in attack and defense.
In addition, earlier Qin Wentian had already formed a strand of connection with the Nine Immortality Bell, hence he was able to borrow the power of the bell as well. In front of the Nine Immortality Bell, this was his battleground. Hence, why would he fear combat with others?
Even if all of them attacked at the same time, Qin Wentian had the confidence to defeat them all easily.
Qin Wentian's arrogance was established because of his immense self-confidence. When his eyes swept over to them, the countenances of the opposing geniuses were all extremely unsightly to behold, as the killing intent in their eyes grew even more intense. They initially thought that they were already arrogant enough, yet they didn't expect there would be one more person even more brazen than them. This young man appeared ordinary and retracted during the banquet was now exhibiting his brilliance, erupting forth with his pride. They can only use the phrase 'not knowing the immensity of heaven and earth' to describe him.
Qin Wentian said they were crows and sparrows, only daring to compare themselves to those who flew low. While he himself was a roc that had the ambition to soar up into the highest skies. The two entities simply couldn't be compared at all. Not only that, he even told them to come at him together.
What sort of characters were they? They were all disciples from the strongest major powers of the Cloud Prefecture. People termed them as elites, as heaven chosen yet now, they were actually being slighted by someone.
However, Qin Wentian did have his outstanding points as well. He proved that he could borrow the power of runic inscriptions and defended against Nion's Seven Swords Slaughter attack. His strength could indeed be considered not too bad.
"You should die." Nion's expression was as cold and as arrogant as before. She didn't bother with Qin Wentian, but stepped forwards as lotuses bloomed in her wake. Astral light flashed as a stretch of constellation appeared in the sky. Seven terrifyingly sharp swords appeared behind her, fanning outwards. At this moment, a flood of boundless sword qi permeated the area around her, containing her intent to slaughter.
Qin Wentian lifted his head and waved his hands, his eyes filled with a cold mockery. It only took an instant for the boundless runic light to congregate together, transforming into a river of sword qi that gushed towards his opponent.
"DIE, DIE!" Nion shouted, her killing intent escalating. Her constellation transformed into a total set of seven by seven, forty-nine swords. Streams of blinding light flashed as they explosively shot forward, incomparably resplendent.
"Hmph," Qin Wentian snorted coldly. The sword qi river spiraled about, forming currents of apocalyptic might as a whistling noise resounded, directly gushing forth with overwhelming might. Everywhere the currents flowed by, were all marked with a swath of destruction.
The sword qi river clashed against Nion's constellation, effortlessly suppressing it. The crowd only saw the sword qi river swallowing everything in its wake, submerging Nion's constellation. Nion trembled as her countenance paled, her entire body started to convulse violently.
The other experts from the Seven Sword Sect all stepped out upon seeing something wrong with the situation. However, it was too late. Qin Wentian lifted his hand and blasted outwards, slamming a palm strike into Nion. This caused her to be flung through the air, smashing into the ground with a thunderous boom, as she coughed out blood.
"His comprehension towards runic inscriptions is actually so strong?" Zurius and the rest stared at Qin Wentian. Only now did they know that this young man wasn't so easy to deal with. Although Nion's strength was weaker compared to them, she wasn't that much weaker. But Qin Wentian had defeated Nion without wasting too much strength, he merely depended on the borrowed power from the runes, achieving it in an extremely relaxed manner.
This could only be explained by the fact that Qin Wentian's attainment in divine inscriptions was extraordinarily high. He was able to borrow power from the runic inscriptions and turn that into his own strength.
"So your arrogance stemmed from borrowing an external source of power for combat. If it's based on your individual strength alone, I alone could smash you flat with a single finger, killing you with the ease of flipping my palm. How dare you term yourself as a roc." Zurius radiated a fearsome battle intent; but upon hearing his words, Qin Wentian laughed uproariously as he pointed his finger at Zurius, "A heaven chosen from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor? Such shameless words actually flowed from your mouth? A bunch of seventh to eighth-level ascendants grouping up to deal with me and you even want me, a third-level ascendant to fight you directly? Do you even still care about the prestige of your sect? I don't need for my cultivation base to be higher than yours. As long as we are on the same level, I can crush you with a single finger."
"His words are truly shameless." Ghost Saber Mu Yan by the side laughed, a smile of contempt etched on his face.
"Shall we fight or not? A bunch of self-proclaimed geniuses, if none of you dared to, just scram the fuck away. From now onwards, none of you are allowed near this Nine Immortality Bell. Whoever dares to come near shall be destroyed. So, scram as far as you can for me." Qin Wentian pointed his finger to all the geniuses of the major powers. Instantly, the hearts of those spectators in the surroundings trembled. Who was this man exactly, his arrogance truly knew no bounds, he didn't even put these geniuses in his eyes.
Zurius' battle intent towered up into the skies, he simply had no way to accept such a provocation. With a roar of rage, he blasted out with his palms as a terrifying ferocious demon manifested before Qin Wentian, it's baleful aura sweeping across everything in this area.
Qin Wentian was as though he was long prepared. His palms wavered as runic light sparkled. Tens of thousands of runic inscriptions circulated around him, causing his body to turn as transparent as crystal, exuding a stately aura where even the gods would fear to violate. The baleful aura slammed into him with full force, only to hear that some of the circulating streams of runic inscriptions around him cracking, as the armor they transformed into was damaged.
"BOOM!" At the same time Zurius unleashed his aura attack, he also stepped forth. Clenching his hands into fists, he slammed them out as the roars of ten thousand beasts filled the air, causing the skies to lose its color. In the air, supreme demonic beasts akin to demon immortal warriors with colossal body-sizes appeared as they all lunged towards Qin Wentian with their maws wrenched open, wanting to devour him whole.
And at this very moment, the other experts also stepped out, standing beside Zurius. Their auras all collectively blasted out, boring down on Qin Wentian.
In fact, even Pei Xiao of the Jiangling King Manor had acted, it was as though they wanted to destroy Qin Wentian within an instant. They wanted to see how he could continue borrowing the power of the runic inscriptions for combat.
Qin Wentian's eyes were like swords as they swept through the crowd, piercing through their hearts. With an intention of his will, the connection with the Nine Immortality Bell surfaced again.
A voice of rage thundered out. His opponents didn't even have the time to attack as the chimes of the ancient bells echoed through the air.
"BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!" The minds of everyone shook violently, the chimes of the Nine Immortality Bells seemingly contained a terrifying magic power and had directly resounded out loud in their minds.
"I TOLD YOU ALL TO SCRAM!"
Qin Wentian roared. Instantly, the sky was blotted out by his Star-Seizing Palms, as all light was blocked.
"BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!" The reverberations of the bell chimes rocked the heavens and earth with enough power to shatter the souls of people. The rhythm which the palm imprints blasted out seemed to be in tandem with the bell chimes. The pathetic colossal baleful beasts were all smashed to their death forcibly, and Zurius had no way to continue stepping forward. He was jolted so badly that his entire body was shaking. Upon seeing a palm imprint blasting towards him, he immediately took out a fearsome divine weapon and channeled the entirety of his strength into it, blocking that palm strike.
"BOOM!!" A thunderous impact resounded as Zurius was forced back ten thousand meters from the impact of the clash.
The other experts were all defending against Qin Wentian's attack. All of them took out their divine weapons, yet the bell chimes continued relentlessly echoing in their minds. They had no way to fight under such circumstances and could only do their utmost to defend themselves.
Qin Wentian stepped out, and this step of his was as though he stomped down right at the center of his opponents. An incomparably heavy pressure mingled with the might of the Nine Immortality Bell that permeated the atmosphere.
It felt as though Qin Wentian was the representative of the will of the ancient bell.
Gesturing with his palms, the spectators all felt their hearts clenching as the volume of the chimes grew even more intense. Pei Xiao and the others all turned ashen as traces of blood leaked from their mouths. They could only borrow the might of their treasures to explosively retreat to a location far away from the Nine Immortality Bell and naturally, also far away from Qin Wentian.
Nion who was originally injured, stood up from the ground but she soon failed to suppressed her injuries and coughed out several mouthfuls of blood. No hint of color could be seen on her face, she was struggling to flee this area. Earlier, she was so cold and so arrogant was now such a pathetic sight.
"Are you all still not scramming yet?" Qin Wentian's voice boomed as he took another step forward. At that exact moment, the experts all flew backwards, their actions resembling a flock of birds being startled by the sound of a gun.
After that step, Qin Wentian halted and stood there unmoving. His eyes were filled with a heavy mockery as he stared at his opponents fleeing. The contempt for them on his face only grew even more intense.
Those experts glanced to their left and right only to see everyone staring at them. Each of the spectators had amused smiles on their faces as though they were looking at a bunch of clowns.
Today, these geniuses from the major powers had completely throw away all their faces, frightened by Qin Wentian to such an extent. To think that they all pursued and chased after him in such a domineering fashion earlier. What a joke.
The gazes of everyone made these geniuses so ashamed that they were unable to show their faces. Their gazes smouldering with rage were fixated on Qin Wentian who was still by the side of the ancient bell, as their killing intent intensified to the max.
"Merely a bunch of trash yet you guys even dared to speak such words of arrogance? What capabilities do you have?" Qin Wentian's eyes swept over all of them. "Borrowing the might established by your sects to lord over others, you have completely thrown away the prestige of your seniors. If I were you all, I would rather commit suicide than to shame the sect I belonged to."
"SHUT UP!" Zurius roared in madness. Qin Wentian's eyes turned over, directly staring at him. His eyes were as sharp as swords, as though it was capable of piercing through Zurius. An instant later, Qin Wentian who was shimmering with runic light walked step by step, moving towards Zurius. Initially, Zurius stood his ground. But as Qin Wentian got closer and closer, Zurius's countenance finally changed.
"Don't be too arrogant, or death would be the only path for you." Zurius threatened.
Qin Wentian didn't bother to reply, he continued walking forwards as Zurius screamed with impotent rage before turning and fleeing with explosive speed. He didn't dare to allow Qin Wentian to get near him.
The other experts all retreated when they saw Qin Wentian's gaze sweeping over to them. None of them dared to match his gaze and it seemed as though they were avoiding the plague. They were all filled with terror when facing Qin Wentian.
"How sad." Qin Wentian's lips curled up in a smile of disdain, staring at these people. "Scram the fuck away. I've already said that the whole lot of you are not allowed near this location. If any of you trash dares to test my words, I shall show no mercy and kill any who approaches."