AGM 226 - Summons
After Qing`er spoke, she moved towards the enemy Heavenly Dipper Sovereign. After sensing the aura exuded by Qing`er, the other party didn't dare underestimate her, not even slightly. He silently cursed in his heart, wondering what trouble this useless second Young Master had created this time around. How could he have antagonised someone who had the protection of a Heavenly Dipper Sovereign?
This useless second Young Master, was truly... hopeless. Maybe it was due to the support his background had afforded him, gradually causing his character to become like this, someone who created trouble everywhere he went. There were many in the Hua Clan who secretly lamented that if only Hua Xiaoyun had half the capability of his elder brother, they would already be satisfied with it.
Qing`er and the other Heavenly Dipper Sovereign commenced their battles, causing terrifying shockwaves to bombard the area around them. The enemy Heavenly Dipper Sovereign soared upwards, wanting to lure Qing`er away. He didn't believe that Hua Xiaoyun wouldn't be able to kill someone at the first level of Yuanfu, not to mention with help from his other servants.
Two brilliant streams of light shot skywards, leaving behind the Yuanfu cultivators.
Hua Xiaoyun's smile became even more malevolent.
"KILL HIM. All of you go together, bring me his head." His words almost caused the Heavenly Dipper Sovereign flying skywards to vomit a mouthful of blood. Although Hua Xiaoyun's talent couldn't really be considered outstanding, but he was at the very least, a fourth level Yuanfu cultivator who had comprehended the first level of a Mandate. Did he really need to behave like this to kill someone at the first level of Yuanfu?
Hua Xiaoyun's actions left the old guy speechless.
Hua Xiaoyun wasn't afraid of Qin Wentian. What he was afraid of, was that strange and bizarre monument that Qin Wentian had used. With the suppression pressure of that monument, he couldn't summon his full strength in a one-on-one battle. Thus, he could only gather more people to surround Qin Wentian.
As the other Yuanfu Cultivators flew forwards, encircling Qin Wentian, the haunted, fiendish look in his eyes grew more and more pronounced as the Yellow Springs Monument hovered above his head. Abruptly, resplendent Astral Light surrounded him as a burst of demonic Qi erupted forth, so saturated that it permeated the air. A beast-type Astral Soul appeared near to Qin Wentian and upon seeing the demonic beast's form, Hua Xiaoyun and his cronies stood there, dumbstruck.
Head of a dragon, body of a lion, tail of a snake, wings of a roc, scales of a Xuanwu Tortoise, claws of a Kirin. This sinister looking demonic beast appeared to be the incarnation of brutality. The baleful air it emitted gave people chills in their heart, akin to witnessing a monster from their darkest nightmares.
"What demonic beast constellation is this Astral Soul condensed from?" Hua Xiaoyun cursed in a low voice. His heart was filled with trepidation and shock. Even if he ignored his earlier question, the radiance of the golden corona was so dazzling that there was no doubt this Astral Soul was condensed from a Constellation in the 5th Heavenly Layer. There was no way Hua Xiaoyun could communicate and form innate connections with any of the constellations in the 5th Heavenly Layer. The only one he knew of that was able to do so, was his elder brother.
If those who were widely read and more knowledgeable were here, they would surely be able to tell that the demonic beast Astral Soul before them had the form of a Demon Sovereign, ranked #1 in the Warbeast Index.
Sadly, neither Hua Xiaoyun nor his cronies could recognise it.
Qin Wentian closed his eyes, drawing in a deep breath. Borrowing the aid of the Demon Sovereign's Beast Spirit he obtained from the Spiritual Beasts Testing Grounds, his consciousness and intent shot upwards to the realm of the Nine Heavenly Layers.
His Demon Sovereign Astral Soul lifted his head and howled in response. Although it was day time, an intense beam of starlight could be seen explosively shooting downwards, breaking apart the dome of Heavens. This phenomenon caused the hearts of those in the vicinity to tremble violently. What... was going on?
ROARRR~ The Demon Sovereign Astral Soul let out a roar as the beam of starlight entered its body, forming and strengthening the connection between Qin Wentian's Astral Soul and the Demon Sovereign Constellation that existed in the 5th Heavenly Layer. BOOOOOM! Qin Wentian's body was filled with strength, the Astral Energy within the Yuanfu that corresponded with the Demon Sovereign's Astral Soul overflowed, as it began a summoning.
Bzzz. The air shook as space broke apart, and an illusory form of a demonic beast appeared. This demonic beast had large, silvery wings; it was none other than the Silver Roc listed in the Warbeast Index.
The illusory form became increasingly corporeal, as it transformed into an actual existence. At the point of time where it crossed from illusory to reality, its eyes abruptly snapped open, the malice and brutality contained within made the souls of those who saw it shiver.
"This..." Hua Xiaoyun stared in stupefaction.
"This is a summoning-type Astral Soul, it can summon Astral Warbeasts from other constellations," one of the Yuanfu cronies intoned in a low voice, his heart pounding. Exceedingly harsh conditions were required for the cultivator to be able to use the ability 'summon' for any summoning-type Astral Soul. Not only must one's sensory ability be unfathomably high, they would also need an astronomical amount of Astral Energy to support the 'summon' ability. Both factors would determine the strength and power level of the summoned Astral Warbeast.
This was the first time Qin Wentian used the 'summon' ability of his Demon Sovereign Astral Soul. Earlier when he had done so, he could faintly sense that the strength of the summoned Astral Warbeast was correlated to his own strength.
Ranked #98 in the Warbeast Index, the Silver Roc belonged to the type of demonic beast that can undergo evolution. Currently, the aura the Silver Roc emitted was similar to a cultivator at the peak of the second level of Yuanfu.
"The summoning jumped a level?" Surprise flashed in Qin Wentian's eyes. After all, he was only at the first level of Yuanfu.
"Quick, what are you all waiting for? KILL HIM!" Hua Xiaoyun roared. Only then did his cronies wake from their stunned state, as they dashed explosively towards Qin Wentian.
"All of you will die." The coldness in Qin Wentian's voice was so chilling that it pervaded the bone. The Silver Roc erupted into motion, zooming towards the attacking cultivators, and as it flew, its massive wings caused a mini hurricane to manifest. At the same time, the Yellow Spring Monuments hovering above his head intensified its crimson glow, as a towering blood Qi permeated the atmosphere.
Qin Wentian continued to stand in his original spot. His Demon Sovereign Astral Soul was still roaring, facing the Heavens. This caused Hua Xiaoyun to tremble intensely. Was Qin Wentian still intending to summon another Astral Warbeast?
Lunatic, that lunatic! Even if he summoned them, how could he control so many demonic beasts at the same time?
BOOM! A terrifying tremor rocked the earth. A Sky-ember Lion Astral Warbeast appeared beside Qin Wentian. This was one of the demonic beast spirits whom Qin Wentian devoured back when he was in the Spirit Beasts Testing Grounds, ranked above the #300 mark in the Warbeast Index. Similarly, the aura it exuded was at the peak of a cultivator at the second level of Yuanfu.
Qin Wentian had no intentions of stopping. After which, a Silver-Armored Bear King appeared as well, its towering frame akin to that of a gigantic mountain as it barrelled forward, rushing the enemy Yuanfu cultivators.
Qin Wentian's mind shuddered violently, feeling as though it was about to split apart. These Astral Warbeasts all had a trace of his spiritual conscious within them. But because of the number of Astral Warbeasts summoned, the pressure weighing down on his mind grew increasingly heavier. This kind of feeling was incredibly difficult to bear.
Yet Qin Wentian could care less. These people had to die. His killing intent, was also the killing intents of these Astral Warbeasts, so intense that it was palpable in the air.
A Yuanfu cultivator was torn apart. Although the Astral Warbeast was only at the peak of the second level of Yuanfu, their combat prowess didn't lose out in the slightest when compared to a human cultivator at the third level of Yuanfu. Furthermore, their rage was fuelled by the emotions of Qin Wentian, his influence causing the Astral Warbeasts to enter into a battle frenzy.
Hua Xiaoyun had originally planned to kill Qin Wentian by besieging him from all angles. However, the aura Qin Wentian now exuded felt more and more dangerous.
"DIE!" The Silver Roc glided across the air, in the direction of Hua Xiaoyun. The Yellow Springs Monument, as well as Qin Wentian himself, also dashed out.
Hua Xiaoyun slashed out an energy beam in anger. However, the Silver Roc was too agile, it easily sidestepped the energy beam as it lunged straight at Hua Xiaoyun, aiming for his head.
"Vile creature!" Hua Xiaoyun coldly shouted. Slashing out with his palms with a force akin to the chop of a sabre, he incorporated it with the will of his Mandate as he pushed the roc away.
BOOM! The Yellow Springs Monument descended, causing Hua Xiaoyun's heartbeat to pound as his blood circulation went into a frenzy. Simultaneously, the attack of Qin Wentian's ancient halberd also arrived, causing Hua Xiaoyun to be at a loss on how to react.
Snarling in anger, Hua Xiaoyun went into berserk mode. His divine sharp sword flew towards the Yellow Springs Monument, while his five fingers formed the stance of a claw, shining with a golden light as he intercepted Qin Wentian's halberd attack.
Ka Cha! A crisp sound rang out, Hua Xiaoyun stared at Qin Wentian. He was at the fourth level of Yuanfu; he didn't believe that he would fail to kill Qin Wentian.
At this moment, Qin Wentian had relinquished his hold on the ancient halberd, choosing to collide against Hua Xiaoyun with his body instead.
BANG! The terrifying sounds of their collision thundered out. Hua Xiaoyun spat out a mouthful of blood, yet his determination to kill Qin Wentian had not wavered in the slightest. His hands appeared to be sharper even compared to swords. He slashed out with both hands, aiming to chop off Qin Wentian's arms.
Qin Wentian didn't retreat. On the contrary, he summoned strength supported by his vast amounts of Astral Energy as he pushed his palms out. The sounds of a mini explosion rang out as Hua Xiaoyun felt his arms about to shatter. Qin Wentian took a step to the side as he spat out beams of sword light from his mouth, aiming for the eyes and head of Hua Xiaoyun.
Hua Xiaoyun's countenance underwent a drastic change. He hurriedly retracted his arms as a screen of golden light blocked the beams of sword light. However, the intense vibration caused by the impact of the attack caused Hua Xiaoyun to turn pale as he vomited even more mouthfuls of blood. Just at the moment he retracted his arms, yet another fearsome beam of sword light slashed out towards him, intent on extinguishing his life.
"NOOOOO!" Hua Xiaoyun screeched in terror. He flung one of his arms up to block the attack and in the aftermath, his defending arm was left dangling uselessly from its socket, appearing as though it would fall off at any moment. Hua Xiaoyun bellowed in misery as he retreated in full force, withdrawing a 'Wing Seal' from his robes. This was a one-time use, defensive-type divine weapon. It was something his elder brother had given him as a final trump card to save his life.
Because Hua Xiaoyun had always created trouble when he was outside his clan, his brother told him that regardless of how powerful a divine weapon might be, it was still useless if he met a truly strong opponent. Thus, his brother had given him the 'Wing Seal' instead. It was a one-time usage, priceless treasure intended solely for the purpose of escape. Even Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns wouldn't be able to catch him if he chose to utilise it. Yet now, he was actually using it to run away from someone at the first level of Yuanfu.
Crushing the 'Wing Seal' in his hands, an explosion of Astral Light inundated the area where Hua Xiaoyun stood. After the explosion, Qin Wentian who was dashing over, only saw the faintest shade of shadow disappearing from the corner of his eyes. Hua Xiaoyun had disappeared, the only thing remaining was the blood-soaked ground where he stood originally.
"You will die a horrible death." Hua Xiaoyun's wrathful voice resounded from afar. His arm was almost torn off, it was needless to say how much he hated Qin Wentian.
"Even if I have to chase you to the ends of the Grand Xia Empire, you will still meet your end." Qin Wentian stared at the horizon as he sent out the stone monument, finishing the rest of the Yuanfu Cultivators. Qing`er and the enemy Heavenly Dipper Sovereign descended, and as the Sovereign saw the situation below, his countenance changed as he glared at Qin Wentian, shaking in anger. "You truly wish to die."
After which, he blasted out a gigantic palm imprint towards Qin Wentian. Qing`er appeared, blocking the attack, but the old man had already transformed into a streak of light, flying after Hua Xiaoyun.
From a distance behind Qin Wentian, Old Mo finally caught up. Earlier he had heard Hua Xiaoyun screaming in terror, and upon taking in the pools of blood and bodies on the ground, his heart couldn't help but tremble. "You killed them all? Did you injure Hua Xiaoyun?"
Qin Wentian turned his head back, his gaze like ice as he stared at Old Mo. Mo Qingcheng almost died of attempted suicide. As her grandfather, he didn't have the guts to actually confront Hua Xiaoyun?
"Do you know who he is? Do you know how terrifying the talent of his brother is?" Old Mo just as coldly shot back, in answer to Qin Wentian's condemning gaze. He was worried that the Hua Clan would come for revenge.
Even now, Old Mo was still worried about offending the Hua Clan. Qin Wentian's countenance was now so cold that it was extremely frightening to look at. Suddenly, a smile appeared on his face as he walked towards Old Mo. His smile was so unnatural that it contorted his face, akin to the face of a demon.
"Talent? Martial Mandate? Does the Mandate of Force count?" The will of his Mandate manifested a surge of energy pressing down onto Old Mo, causing his face to stiffen.
"How about the Mandate of Demon?" An extremely demonic aura gushed out, as the essence of Qin Wentian's body demonified.
"Comprehension of dual Mandates," Old Mo breathed, as his heart pounded in shock.
"Or do you mean Astral Souls?" As the sound of Qin Wentian's voice faded, three of his Astral Soul exploded into being, as terrifying shockwaves trembled the void.
Rumble~~ Qin Wentian removed the effects of his sealing technique, as the color of his Astral Souls underwent a change. Seeing the Astral Souls of Qin Wentian hovering above his head, Old Mo could only stare like an idiot, his mouth wide open in amazement.
All three of his Astral Souls, blazed with a pure golden radiance so bright, that he couldn't even look directly at them.
All three of his Astral Souls were condensed from the 5th Heavenly Layer!
"IS THIS THE TALENT YOU WANTED??" Qin Wentian hollered. He took another step forwards as Old Mo took a step back. Feeling his legs turning soft, he stumbled and fell to the ground, still lost in amazement. The spectacle before him terrified him beyond words!