AGM 220 - Total Suppression
It had been far too long since Qin Wentian fought against someone. At this moment, just as many doubted his strength, the radiance of Luo Qianqiu's supposed talent could only serve as a backdrop for Qin Wentian's.
The death of that once dazzling number one in the Emperor Star Academy, a genius that was widely worshipped by many, could only serve the purpose of paving the pathway for Qin Wentian's glory.
The clenching feeling in Qin Chuan's heart finally dissipated. A gentle smile flickered in his eyes, as he stared at the silhouette of his son standing in the air.
"Wentian," Qin Chuan emotionally mumbled, he was truly happy. He had adopted Qin Wentian at a very young age, taking care of him until he turned 16. He was one of the select few that understood how much effort Qin Wentian put in, how much sarcasm he had to put up with when it was discovered that Qin Wentian's meridians were crippled. This lasted all the way till he was 16, but even before they could celebrate the fact that Qin Wentian was no longer crippled, the Qin Clan was flipped into chaos by the machinations of the Royal Clan. Luckily, all that had already passed. Qin Wentian was finally basking in the radiance he deserved.
A strange glow flashed in Qin Wu's eyes, but no one knew what he was thinking.
Yet, unexpectedly, Qin Wentian felt the premonition of extreme danger assailing his senses. Several of Chu Tianjiao's Yuanfu experts already in battle abruptly withdrew from their fights, shifted direction and flew explosively towards Qin Wentian. Their movements were adjusted to uniformity, as though all of it was already pre-planned.
"BE CAREFUL!" Ouyang Kuangsheng hollered. Chu Mang immediately reacted as a gigantic axe appeared in his hands. As he wielded it, terrifying undulations of the will of a Mandate could be felt gushing forth in waves.
The Great Axe Astral Soul was the 3rd Astral Soul condensed by Chu Mang. Back then, after he comprehended the Mandate of Arrows, Chu Wuwei instructed him to chop trees. Chu Mang naturally followed the instructions of his elder brother to the letter, staying a period of time within the Dark Forest, doing nothing but chopping trees day after day. At last, he felt that as long as he willed it, the tree would be split apart right through the middle. If he infused this will into his Axe, its might increased explosively.
After which, his elder brother Chu Wuwei informed him that 'the will' he gained, was the first level insight into the Mandate of Axe - Beheader.
His elder brother was widely read, and extremely knowledgable. Not only would he guide Chu Mang, Chu Wuwei would also spend his time guiding other talented orphans with pitiful fates, helping them to achieve the goals they wanted but couldn't because of a lack of strength. He taught them cultivation, guided them through each and every step. Eventually, this group of people became the trusted aides of Chu Wuwei, and followed him willingly, not hesitating even if they had to die for him.
Naturally, Chu Mang knew that his elder brother truly cared for this group of people from the bottom of his heart. If not, Chu Wuwei wouldn't have such an esteemed position in their hearts.
Chu Mang stared at the incoming attackers, and directly chopped down with his axe, just like before, when he chopped down the trees. A mysterious energy slashed down as a golden light trailed behind. The Yuanfu cultivator he targetted didn't even have the time to scream before his body was split apart from the middle, as his blood sprayed out like bloody rain.
"WHO DARES TOUCH HIM?" Chu Mang roared in rage, as he dashed towards the other Yuanfu attackers. However at this moment, Chu Tianjiao pointed towards Chu Wuwei, as he laughed, "Chu Mang, don't you care about the life of your elder brother anymore?"
Chu Mang turned his head only to see another group of Yuanfu attackers flying towards Chu Wuwei, with killing intent apparent in their eyes. Chu Mang howled in madness as he turned and flew towards Chu Wuwei with explosive speed.
Chu Tianjiao coldly smiled, he knew too well Chu Mang's weakness. As long as Chu Wuwei was in the slightest bit of danger, he wouldn't care about anyone else. Currently, the majority of powerful experts of Chu Tianjiao were all engaged in battle. With Chu Mang in the way, how could he kill Qin Wentian?
After witnessing how tyrannically Qin Wentian butchered Luo Qianqiu, the intention to kill him didn't fade away from his heart. On the contrary, it strengthened his resolution that Qin Wentian had to die. He had to destroy Qin Wentian at all costs today, nipping this future problem in the bud.
Back when Chu Mang made his move, there were already several experts appearing beside Qin Wentian. This group of people had been concealing their auras from the start; they only had a single purpose today - to assassinate Qin Wentian.
"GO HELP QIN WENTIAN." His other protectors was already rushing there, Chu Wuwei involuntarily scolded, "Ignore me, pay attention to third brother instead."
At this moment, Chu Tianjiao walked towards Qin Wentian with a lantern held in his hands.
With a toss, that lantern was flung up into the air as Chu Tianjiao sent out a palm strike, shattering it into fragments. The lantern light illuminated the space between them, manifesting a sphere of light that enveloped Chu Tianjiao, Qin Wentian, as well as the assassins within it.
As the protectors of Chu Wuwei rushed over, the sphere of light had already fully formed. Summoning their strength and joining their attacks in unison, it was as though the energy of their attacks were sinking into a blackhole. There were no signs of damage on the sphere of light at all.
"This is the Liuli Lantern, a one-time use, 3rd grade top-tier divine weapon. Although this sphere of light can only last for the time an incense stick takes to burn, but because it's a one-time use item, its sealing effects are even stronger than other similar 3rd grade sealing items. It's impossible for Yuanfu cultivators to break this, only Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns have the power to do so.
Chu Tianjiao serenely stated, "Qin Wentian, your performance was indeed outside of my expectations, to think that you could even kill Luo Qianqiu. I have no choice but to waste this Liuli Lantern on you. Even if you die, you should be proud of this fact."
Chu Tianjiao's voice could be clearly heard by those outside the sphere of light. Their countenances were incredibly unsightly, as they put in even more effort into breaking apart the light sphere. However, their attempts were pointless. Just as Chu Tianjiao had said, it was impossible for Yuanfu cultivators to break this.
"Chu Tianjiao is working together with those other Yuanfu level experts, and now Qin Wentian is in danger. Chu Mang, you were too reckless." Chu Wuwei frowned. The gazes of others in the vicinity were all directed at that location. It was as though, at least for this moment, the majority of cultivators had already lost their will to battle and would rather witness what would happen next instead.
"Wentian..." Ren Qianxing, Mustang and others from the Emperor Star Academy all had expressions of deep worry on their faces.
Although Qin Wentian's talent was strong and his combat prowess terrifying, Chu Tianjiao was the second ranked of the ten prodigies of Chu. Furthermore, who could be certain that other than the Liuli Lantern, he didn't have other powerful divine weapons in his arsenal?
They were all now gritting their teeth in frustration. They had been too careless, too engrossed in the battle between Qin Wentian and Luo Qianqiu, to the point where they had forgotten about Chu Tianjiao.
"Qin Wentian, what a pity you chose the wrong path. No matter how talented you are, you are fated to die here today," Chu Tianjiao calmly stated. In his heart, there was truly a hint of admiration for Qin Wentian. Sadly, no matter who it was, as long as they were his enemies, all of them had to die.
Qin Wentian didn't bother to reply. Walking forward, the demonic Qi he exuded grew stronger and stronger, as the coldness of his fiend-like eyes became even more pronounced.
At the same time, a heavy pressure bore heavily onto everyone in this entire space. The existence of the two sources of energy caused those within the sphere to feel unrest in their hearts.
The first level of insight of the Mandate of Force, Strength, granted a two-fold enhancement of strength to the cultivator at the initial boundary.
The first level of insight of the Mandate of Demon, Demonification, allowed one's physique to be akin to a demon, causing the basic essence of the human body to demonify. Afterwards, they would enter into a berserk state, allowing one's attack power to be multiplied by several-fold at the initial boundary.
A pair of demonic Garuda Wings manifested on Qin Wentian's back. However, they were no longer illusory like before but appeared to be corporeal instead.
"KILL HIM NOW!" Chu Tianjiao's countenance sank. He could sense that Qin Wentian had just underwent a terrifying transformation.
Bzzz~ In that instant, the assassins moved. They were equipped with sharp swords and daggers, with a speed so fast they resembled phantoms, able to assassinate their targets within the space of a single breath.
However, in the instant when they moved, Qin Wentian also began his own movements. The gusting sounds of a galewind rose up as Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered, before vanishing from sight in the blink of an eye.
Boom! A terrifying sound rang out, Qin Wentian had grabbed hold of the head of one of the attackers and slammed him head first into the sphere of light's walls. Blood-colored crimson light sparkled ominously within his palms. The other attackers who now stood at Qin Wentian's original location, turned their heads as their eyes widened, revealing an expression of inconceivable disbelief on their faces.
Earlier, they only saw a shadow flash past them. Qin Wentian's speed was even faster when compared to flying-type demonic beasts and his strength... his strength was simply monstrous.
Qin Wentian smiled at the attackers, his cold eyes regarding them. After which, he sent out a palm strike shattering the cranium of the poor victim held in his grasp.
With another flap of his wings, he disappeared from sight. In fact, a small confined area like this sphere of light had given him an advantage instead. He was able to unleash his terrifying speed to their utmost limits.
"Nine Heavenly Garuda Movement Technique - Yuanfu Manual," Ren Qianxing breathed, as his heart pounded. Qin Wentian actually managed to cultivate the Garuda Movement Technique of the Yuanfu level to such an unimaginable extent. His movements resembled an actual garuda, it was as though he was born to cultivate this innate technique.
This was the first time Ren Qianxing witnessed someone that could execute the Nine Heavenly Garuda Movement Technique at this level.
Chi! Yet another head from one of the attackers tumbled down to the ground.
Terrified screams rang out as yet another attacker's head exploded into pieces.
The assassins died one after another. Originally, they were supposed to be the experts in killing others, yet today they became Qin Wentian's prey instead. The sphere of light that was supposed to trap Qin Wentian, ended up trapping them instead.
Naturally the combat prowess of these assassins weren't that high, they were only proficient in sneak attacks and ambushes, using the element of surprise. Now that they had met such a freak like Qin Wentian, they could only wait to be slaughtered.
Chu Tianjiao's countenance turned green as he witnessed the assassins dying one after another. What was going on? Even if the combat prowess of the assassins weren't that high, how could they be so weak to the point where they could not even be able to withstand a single blow from Qin Wentian?
A raging wind billowed, Chu Tianjiao stepped forth as the mark of a dragon appeared on his palms. The roar of an angered dragon rang out as he blasted his palms forward.
Qin Wentian's answering palms were like the roiling waves of a tsunami, and only at the moment when their palms collided did Chu Tianjiao understand how terrifying Qin Wentian's strength was. He was at the third level of Yuanfu and had cultivated an extremely powerful innate technique named Seal of the True Dragon, yet Qin Wentian was able to match palms effortlessly against him.
"DIE!" Qin Wentian shouted, as the blood-colored seal within his body manifested on his palms. As Chu Tianjiao was blasted into retreat, a golden ancient symbol appeared in front of him. It emanated a majestic air that caused the dragon roars of his Seal of the True Dragon to intensify in volume by several times.
"Seems like your Majesty was too busy scheming and plotting to the point that you've neglected your cultivation," Qin Wentian coldly remarked. He stood there like an overlord, resembling a supreme demon from the ancient times, with an incomparably overbearing demeanor.
"Shut your trap!" Chu Tianjiao coldly hollered, as he activated the golden symbol. However at that moment, a blood-colored stone monument flew up as it hovered above the head of Qin Wentian. At the very next instant, BOOM. Chu Tianjiao felt the blood within his body circulating at an explosive speed, as his heart pounded in tandem.
"Do you think you are the only one that has divine artifacts?" Qin Wentian waved his hands causing the Yellow Springs Monuments to fly towards Chu Tianjiao. Panic could be seen in Chu Tianjiao's eyes, he didn't understand what was happening. Green veins protruded from his face, as he felt his blood vessels expanding. The intensity of the pounding of his heart almost drove him to madness. Be it in cultivation or competing in divine artifacts, Chu Tianjiao was still the loser.
"It's time to conclude this farce." Qin Wentian pointed at the monument, whose crimson glow brightened as he channelled his will into it. Chu Tianjiao groaned, spitting out fresh blood as he stood there in defeat.
Qin Wentian soared upwards, standing in the space above Chu Tianjiao.
Endless regret flooded Chu Tianjiao as he glanced upwards, seeing how imperious Qin Wentian was as he looked down at him. Why didn't he snuff out Qin Wentian's life earlier back then when he had the chance? Now, there was no more time for regrets, it was already too late.
Would everything really end today?