Chapter 833: Battle Art
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
"Battle Art." The will this immortal statue is trying to impart is able to transform into an immortal battle art." Qin Wentian silently speculated. He focused wholeheartedly and tried to comprehend the essence of this mysterious inherited battle art.
This battle art was extremely profound, although there was only a single type of battle will, if your comprehension is deep enough, you would be able to see extraordinary things. The streams of corporeal battle will transforming into a battle art, integrating together with the spirit, qi, and energy of the stellar martial cultivators before manifesting as a mysterious current that circulated around your entire body. In the void, Qin Wentian was enveloped by an intense halo as a towering battle intent just like an immortal battle king gushed forth from him.
This state of focus for him lasted several days. However, it was as though Qin Wentian couldn't sense the flow of time at all. To him, it felt as if only seconds had passed. The projection body of his in the void was shining with intense light, the battle will radiating outwards from the statue was extremely terrifying. Rumbling sounds echoed from within his body as though it would implode at any moment, due to being unable to endure such a tyrannical battle will.
"RUMBLE~" The projection body in the void was formed from Qin Wentian's will, it represented Qin Wentian's real self when in cultivation. As he gained more insights, the rumbling echoes from his body became a battle song as his strength surged. The aura from him also seemed to be upgraded, wanting to surpass the limits of his body. It actually made Qin Wentian feel as though his body was about to explode.
His powerful bloodline was being stimulated, and the image of a primordial demon king seemed to manifest, causing Qin Wentian's entire body to be cloaked in blood-colored light, gradually absorbing that battle will, tempering and refining it amidst sounds of explosive rumbling. Transformations occurred ceaselessly within Qin Wentian's body.
In the outside world, Qin Wentian stood on top of the platform as rumbling sounds could also be heard from his physical body. That strange rumbling sound was like an indicator of a transformation, causing the other geniuses to turn their gazes onto Qin Wentian. The reaction of this fellow was similar to what Gusu Tianqi had exhibited earlier. He must have obtained the unique energy imparted by the immortal statue, hence the reaction.
"These 360 immortal statues in the Hundred Immortals Forest are the inheritance statues left behind by powerful immortals within the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. The statues at the forefront are left behind by immortal kings, and especially so for these eighteen statues, they were all left behind by extremely powerful immortal king characters. Even immortals would come here to seek good fortune, and the Eastern Sage Cliff is known as a sacred ground for cultivation largely because of this Hundred Immortals Forest. However, the immortal statues located near the front are extremely difficult to obtain the inheritance energy from. One had to depend on their affinity, as well as their comprehension ability."
There were some geniuses from the Eastern Prefecture who were somewhat familiar with the Eastern Sage Cliff. All of them were silently speculating what if everyone can easily obtain all these inheritances, wouldn't that make the disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect extremely terrifying? Luckily the stronger the inherited arts, the harder it is to comprehend, just like powerful innate techniques.
Gusu Tianqi and Qin Wentian both comprehended the same inheritance from the same immortal statue, nobody knew who has a deeper comprehension of it. The reason why Gusu Tianqi left earlier was definitely not because he had fully comprehended the essence but rather, he had met a bottleneck. And upon knowing that he didn't have the ability to continue comprehending it, he went off to search for other bouts of good fortune for himself. For the front eighteen immortal statues, not to mention those at the ascendant levels, even immortal-foundation experts might have no way to fully comprehend the inheritances there.
Hence from a certain perspective, for those with lower comprehension abilities, rather than choosing those immortal statues at the front, they might as well find another easier one to comprehend. At the very least, they could fully comprehend a single ability, it would be much more useful than comprehending merely the tip of the iceberg compared to some other types of techniques.
The rumbling of Qin Wentian's body continued for a long time. A beam of light shot forth as his body seemed to complete yet another transformation. Although there was just a flash of light, in that very instant, an extremely tyrannical battle intent permeated the air, causing the other geniuses to have sharpness gleaming in their eyes as they glanced at Qin Wentian.
But soon after that, Qin Wentian's aura receded as he seemed to be in total concentration. It felt like if there was someone assassinating him now, he wouldn't be able to be aware of it.
Right at this moment, a figure slowly approached him. This man was a heaven chosen from the Blazing Sun Prefecture. There was no hints of aura emanating from him, completely in a retracted state. One could only depend on their vision to see his existence and upon noting the approach of this man, the geniuses in the surroundings couldn't help but feel a chill in their hearts. This man gave off an extremely sinister feeling and was like a hunter in the dark searching for his prey.
"What is he trying to do?" Someone mumbled. They saw that he stopped at a location not far away from Qin Wentian. It was clear he wanted to sneak an attack on Qin Wentian.
How despicable was this? This was especially so to the heaven chosen from the Eastern Prefecture. All of them felt that if you wanted to seize a platform, you better do so in an open manner so as to prove your worth and strength. Sneaking attacks on others would only make people hold you in contempt.
But not everyone would bother with others opinions of them. There were some with outstanding talents who chose to walk the path of darkness. Achieving their goal was everything to them, regardless of the means used.
This person who was currently sneaking on Qin Wentian, was precisely this type of person.
"Qin Wentian!" A voice rang out. It was Zi Qingxuan who sounded out upon seeing what was going to happen. But at the same instant as she spoke, the retracted aura of that figure suddenly erupted. His speed was extremely quick, akin to a bolt of black lightning, the sickle of the death god, chopping out aiming for Qin Wentian's head, wanting to slice it in twain.
If this strike were to land, Qin Wentian would die without a doubt.
Fast. This strike was simply too fast. It was as though this assassin had already prepared himself for someone calling out a warning. Hence, at the instant the warning sounded, he instantly erupted with his swiftest speed and deadliest might, aiming for a strike to cleave Qin Wentian's head apart.
But right at this instant, Qin Wentian's body violently shuddered. And in the blink of an eye, bell chimes filled the area as numerous ancient bells manifested near him, congregated into a screen of light that enveloped him protectively within.
The death god sickle cleaved downwards as thunderous sounds of impact rang out. Yet, it failed to sever Qin Wentian's head from his body.
Qin Wentian abruptly turned, his countenance ice-cold. The senses of stellar martial cultivators were extremely sharp. Especially so when one has cultivated to his level, they would instantly be able to sense it when they were in danger. Although he was immersed in his cultivation, when encountering true danger, he would also be aware of it. And given his strength, it was sufficient for him to react defensively in the shortest instant of time. Even if Zi Qingxuan didn't call out a warning, this opponent would still have failed to assassinate him.
"BOOM!" A brilliant light flashed. A terrifying battle will gushed forth from Qin Wentian as a battle halo formed around him. A countless number of ancient bells manifested, congregating into an incomparably gigantic one while that assassin upon seeing that his strike had failed, instantly turned and fled upon sensing the aura emanating from Qin Wentian.
"BANG!" Qin Wentian stomped the platform, transforming into a wind roc. His speed was even faster than before he had comprehended this immortal statue. That terrifying battle halo had increased his strength, making him akin to a god of war.
The speed of that assassin was also extremely fast but the distance between him and the wind roc shortened as time flowed by. The two of them had already left the Hundred Immortals Forest Region in the blink of an eye, transforming into two black dots that soared through the skies.
But despite the distance, given how powerful their sight is, the geniuses could still clearly see what was happening. They only saw as that assassin was caught and Qin Wentian tyrannically smashed him apart with the boundless strength of ancient bells, showing no mercy at all. Even if he had to temporarily give the spot at the immortal statue up, he wanted to kill this man who dared to assassinate him.
Qin Wentian turned and returned to the immortal statue after a short period of time. His countenance was like ice when he discovered that someone had chosen to occupy his previous spot during his absence.
"Since you have already left, this spot here belongs to me now." That occupier was a heaven chosen ranked 4th and was extremely powerful. When he saw that Qin Wentian had returned, a blazing intent flickered in his eyes.
Qin Wentian coldly spat out, not giving face to his opponent. His words instantly caused the expression on the occupier's face to change, as cold killing intent radiated from that occupier.
"BOOM BOOM BOOM!" The bell chimes echoed unceasingly as Qin Wentian's battle intent climbed even higher, causing his battle halo to shine even more resplendently. Ancient bells floated around him, their bell chimes reverberating endlessly, shaking the souls of others. Qin Wentian stretched his palms out as ancient bells congregated into a terrifying battle bell that spun about in his hand. The calamitous golden lightning flashed as a terrifying battle might exuded from the bell in his hand.
When that opponent who occupied Qin Wentian's immortal statue felt the pressure of the ancient bells at such a close distance, his countenance immediately drastically changed, becoming extremely ugly to behold. The calamitous lightning constantly blasted around him. It was as though as long as Qin Wentian made a gesture, they would all blast right onto him.
"Three." Qin Wentian coldly spoke, he was actually counting down. This caused the opponent to turn incomparably ashen.
"Two." When this word sounded out from Qin Wentian's mouth, his opponent's aura started to fluctuate wildly, as his battle intent surged to the highest peak as though he wanted nothing more than to howl at the heavens and fight a grand battle against Qin Wentian.
At this moment, the aura from Qin Wentian intensified as Qin Wentian stepped out, his tone as cold as ever. "One."
As the sound of his voice faded, the surging aura of his opponent instantly deflated as he sped away from the immortal statue, giving up his spot. His actions caused everyone to sigh. No matter what, this occupier was someone ranked within top five of a prefecture yet he was actually scared off by Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian was someone ranked 27th in the Cloud Prefecture, yet he actually possessed such terrifying combat prowess in the Eastern Sage Cliff Mountain Range.
In addition, his comprehension ability was off the charts. The battle might exuding from him bore a resemblance to the immortal statue after such a short period of contemplation.
Qin Wentian's icy stare swept over to the occupier who fled. After which, he stepped onto the immortal statue as the battle might from him didn't lessen in the slightest. He lifted his palm and blasted out, causing a gigantic battle bell manifest as the chime from it shook the heaven and earth. A destructive aura permeated the atmosphere, striking terror into the hearts of those who stared at it.
This attack of Qin Wentian was directed at the void, not aiming for anyone.
"I will say it once more. Whoever dares to provoke me, shall be killed with no mercy no matter who he is. Unless you can kill me, I will make sure I hunt you down and kill you in the most tyrannical manner ever." Qin Wentian coldly spoke, his voice filled with tyranny and invincibility. Earlier he was in a state of total concentration before being disrupted by the assassin. From this, one could very well imagine how much anger he felt in his heart. Also, this immortal statue contained an inheritance that was an extremely strong battle art. He had to focus completely to comprehend the essence, and couldn't afford to be disrupted halfway through his state of concentration. This was why he needed to establish his dominance first.
Nobody dared to touch Gusu Tianqi but they dared to bully him, Qin Wentian? His words were like a letter of challenge. To whoever dares to disrupt him, the price of doing so will be death!