Chapter 1049: The Final Battle
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian watched as Nanfeng Aoxue left. He still continued to remain there. The might gushing forth from him dissipated but he still was in his giant form, blocking the road. This was done out of consideration for Nanfeng Yunxi as the scene behind him, was just too beautiful.
At this moment, a scream of misery rang out from behind him, causing Qin Wentian's heart to tremble.
"I should not look behind me." Qin Wentian reminded himself, steadying his heart. Nanfeng Yunxi continued screaming, it felt like she was under great pain and agony. Most probably, her fleshly body was undergoing another round of baptism.
When one ascended to immortality, their body would undergo a round of cleansing. In these ancestral lands, there was apparently another secret art, allowing one to find life via heading to death, allowing one's physique to be perfected further, growing stronger than ever.
This baptism process was a lengthy one but no one else tried to seize any of the three roads. Clearly, Nanfeng Aoxue and the other two unqualified maidens also encountered strong resistance when they attempted to seize the other two roads.
"It should be completed right?" Qin Wentian mused. He turned his head back for a glance, only to see the Nanfeng Yunxi right now, was completely perfect and flawless. Ruddy redness of health could be seen on her jade-white skin. Her black hair fluttered gently in the wind, painting a picture of grace and charm, causing one to lose their wits at if they saw her beauty.
"My actions were unintentional." Qin Wentian spoke to himself, actually feeling panic in his heart. He told himself he did so because he was worried for Nanfeng Yunxi's safety, and had no intentions to profane her. How could he, Qin Wentian, be a lecherous person...?
After a long time, a melodious sound rang out. Nanfeng Yunxi spoke gently, "I'm done."
Qin Wentian let out a breath, clearing his emotions. His form returned to his original size and he turned his head back. Nanfeng Yunxi already had a fresh robe on, yet her enhanced beauty was still apparent. Qin Wentian felt a little guilty when he met Nanfeng Yunxi's eyes. He hurriedly spoke, "Should we carry on, moving to the next location?"
"The path ahead can only be entered if I provide you with my protection." Nanfeng Yunxi spoke in a low voice. As for the other two roads to nirvana, Nanfeng Shengge and Nanfeng Qingruo also opened up a path forward, leading to the next location.
Kong Ye, Jiang Ziyu and the other helpers also came onto the path. Nanfeng Aoxue, Nanfeng Xihua and Nanfeng Ji also entered but they had expressions of disappointment on their faces. Had this already ended?
"How should we proceed ahead?" Nanfeng Aoxue asked.
"Sister Aoxue, you no longer have a chance. Only the three of us are qualified to continue down this path. For others who wish to accompany us, it would require us to provide protection for them before they can continue ahead." Nanfeng Shengge spoke in a gentle voice. Nanfeng Aoxue had a look of unwillingness in her eyes. She coldly stared at Qin Wentian, if it wasn't for Qin Wentian, she definitely wouldn't have failed.
"How should we proceed?" Kong Ye stared at Nanfeng Shengge as he asked.
"How about it? Each of us will just bring one helper along." Nanfeng Qingruo glanced at Nanfeng Shengge and Nanfeng Yunxi as she spoke.
"Agreed." Nanfeng Shengge nodded.
"Fine." Nanfeng Yunxi also nodded in agreement.
"Jiang Ziyu." Nanfeng Qingruo turned to Jiang Ziyu. Nanfeng Shengge gazed at Kong Ye. Nanfeng Yunxi's beautiful eyes landed onto Qin Wentian.
"Mengchen, Purgatory. Both of you wait for me here." Qin Wentian turned his head and spoke to Jun Mengchen and Purgatory. The two of them nodded, they had no disagreements.
"Senior brother, it's best to be careful. Both of them are exceedingly powerful." Jun Mengchen transmitted his voice to Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian naturally understood that Jun Mengchen was referring to Jiang Ziyu and Kong Ye. Earlier when he repelled Nanfeng Aoxue from Nanfeng Yunxi's road to nirvana, she must have gone to try her luck on the other two roads. But evidently, she failed. This meant that both Jiang Ziyu and Kong Ye similarly had the power to repel Nanfeng Aoxue.
"Right." Qin Wentian replied. Since Jun Mengchen warned him, it meant that these two must really be powerful.
Qin Wentian walked towards Nanfeng Yunxi. Her wings spread open as she stated to him, "Come before me."
"Mhm." Qin Wentian walked up. Her phoenix wings wrapped gently around him as she spoke, "Hold on to my hand tightly."
Qin Wentian held on to Nanfeng Yunxi's hand. Nanfeng Yunxi turned her gaze ahead, her expression was as calm as usual.
Her phoenix wings flapped as the two of them soared into the air. Nanfeng Yunxi's silhouette flickered as shot towards the flame vortexes at the end of the road to nirvana with Qin Wentian wrapped securely within. Not only her, Nanfeng Shengge and Nanfeng Qingruo were doing the same as well.
"Purgatory, can you feel how fortunate senior brother is?" Jun Mengchen stared at the departing Qin Wentian as he sighed to Purgatory who was beside him. Purgatory glared fiercely at him as she replied, "Big brother Qin is doing this to help Nanfeng Yunxi obtain the position of Holy Successor. He isn't thinking of filthy thoughts like you."
"I'm just saying." Jun Mengchen shook his head, staring at the beautiful lass which was Purgatory in her human form. She treats his senior brother so well. The more he looked, the more fortunate he felt his senior brother was.
"What are you looking at?" Purgatory snapped. Jun Mengchen hurriedly turned his gaze away, "Nope, not looking at anything."
A powerful aura bore down on them. Nanfeng Aoxue and Zong Zhan were in the air, staring at Jun Mengchen and Purgatory. Jun Mengchen's eyes gleamed with light as he spoke, "Nanfeng Aoxue, you are a holy maiden of the Southern Phoenix Clan. The fight to become Holy Successor was a fair one. Since you are already defeated, can you not afford to lose?"
"Hmph." Nanfeng Aoxue coldly snorted, leaving after flicking her sleeves. She anticipated this trial for ten over years. Her hope was cruelly extinguished just like that.
"What are you looking at? You are a heaven-warring condor right? I don't mind fighting against you again once we exit the ancestral lands." Jun Mengchen glared at Zong Zhan and spoke in a provocative tone.
"Just you wait." Zong Zhan coldly spoke.
At this moment, Qin Wentian and the others already arrived at the next dimension. This place was incomparably resplendent and just as before, a gigantic ancient parasol tree could be seen towering up into the heavens. In the air, boundless parasol leaves floated down, dancing in the wind while glimmering with a scintillating light. This seemed to be a scene from a dream.
"The phoenix perched on parasol trees." Qin Wentian already stepped out from the embrace of Nanfeng Yunxi's wings. He stood beside her, inclining his head as he stared ahead. Up in the air above the parasol tree, a faint shadow of a true phoenix could be seen.
"Is there a real phoenix here in the ancestral lands?" Qin Wentian murmured.
Qin Wentian was thinking that if the Southern Phoenix Ancestor is a real phoenix, it would surely be as old as the amount of time the Southern Phoenix Clan lasted for. How ancient would it be? And if it was true, it would definitely be a supremely strong saint beast.
"How are we going to fly up?" When Qin Wentian attempted to soar in the air, he felt a formless pressure pressing against him. It was impossible for them to fly in this dimension.
"These parasol leaves are the bridge that would lead us upwards." Nanfeng Yunxi spoke to Qin Wentian. She stared at the parasol leaves dancing in the wind. Her immortal sense seeped into them as she chanted an incantation. Qin Wentian had never heard of this before but the next moment, a piece of parasol leaf drifted towards them and transformed into a flight of steps, allowing them to climb up.
"How mystical." Qin Wentian's eyes flickered. The parasol leaves were extremely large, the flight of steps they transformed into could bear several people. He walked beside Nanfeng Yunxi and didn't continue to disturb her. He knew that his only job now was to protect Nanfeng Yunxi in critical moments.
Nanfeng Shengge and Nanfeng Qingruo were both chanting some strange incantations as well, causing more steps to materialize. In the air, three stairways gradually formed, exuding elegance and towered up into the sky, leading towards the top of that incomparably gargantuan ancient parasol tree.
Nanfeng Shengge was on the center stairway, Nanfeng Qingruo on the left and Nanfeng Yunxi on the right. The positioning placed Nanfeng Shengge at a disadvantage.
However although the three of them were materializing more steps, Nanfeng Qingruo seemed to be the slowest one. Nanfeng Yunxi and Nanfeng Shengge actually advanced at the same pace.
When Kong Ye saw this, a smile appeared on his face. Seems like Nanfeng Yunxi and Nanfeng Shengge's comprehension abilities were a shade more outstanding compared to Nanfeng Qingruo. Nanfeng Qingruo would soon be out of the running. Although she was still forming steps, the distance between her and the other two were gradually pulling apart.
Kong Ye's eyes flickered as he stared in Nanfeng Yunxi's direction. Qin Wentian turned his gaze over, locking eyes with Kong Ye as he spoke, "The final battle. I feel that it should still be left in the hands of the holy maidens. We only need to protect them, not allowing them to meet any disturbance."
"Victory is already in my grasp. Why must I listen to you?" Kong Ye replied, his words causing Qin Wentian's expression to stiffen.
This Kong Ye was truly so confident. Was he implying that he would win for sure against Qin Wentian? Could he really stop Nanfeng Yunxi and allow Nanfeng Shengge to obtain the inheritance?
"As a protector, if you are defeated, wouldn't that affect the safety of Holy Maiden Shengge?" Qin Wentian counter asked.
"Since I'm her protector, I'm naturally fighting for her." Kong Ye replied. "Let alone, I won't be defeated."
"Nanfeng Aoxue also thought she would obtain the inheritance for sure but she didn't even make it here. Overconfidence is nothing more than blind arrogance." Qin Wentian spoke.
Kong Ye's aura gushed out, no longer wishing to waste words. From the current situation, Nanfeng Yunxi was clearly in the weakest position. Nanfeng Yunxi and Nanfeng Shengge were steadily advancing. In Kong Ye's perspective, as long as he defeated Nanfeng Yunxi's protector Qin Wentian, that would be able to halt Nanfeng Yunxi's progress, allowing Nanfeng Shengge to become the Holy Successor. So, how could Kong Ye miss such an opportunity?
When Qin Wentian saw this scene, immortal might also gushed forth from him. Since Kong Ye wanted to fight, he would oblige him.
"Bzz~" An incomparably resplendent ray of light radiated from Kong Ye. It resembled a peacock fanning its tail, shining out with a seven-colored immortal light, drawing the consciousness of those who saw it within as they fell into a daze.
Qin Wentian closed his eyes. It seemed like Kong Ye was a half-demon.
And indeed, Kong Ye's father was a human cultivator but his mother was a peacock demon king.
Opening his tail feathers, numerous immortal seals shot out. He seized the split-second where Qin Wentian was in a daze to attack with lightning speed.
Qin Wentian's immortal might frenziedly gushed forth from his immortal foundation. His entire being shimmered with immortal light as the faint shadow of a divine turtle enveloped him. The immortal seals blasted at him, chipping at the turtle's defense. Qin Wentian used his immortal sense to envelop this space. Even if he closed his eyes, he could still 'see' his surroundings. Right now, he could see a seven-colored gorgeous light emitting from the peacock's tail and even his sight using immortal sense was blurred by it. Jun Mengchen had reminded him to be careful of Jiang Ziyu and Kong Ye. These two were indeed truly fearsome opponents.
Kong Ye's confidence came from his strength.
"Victory is mine for certain." Kong Ye's voice drifted over. His entire body was enveloped with a beautiful glow. With a wave of his hand, a gigantic peacock materialized, shooting forth numerous ancient seals that wanted to destroy everything.
After defeating Qin Wentian, Nanfeng Shengge would be the Holy Successor for sure.