AGM 339 - Meeting Her Again
The crowd all retreated quickly, standing far away with some even running out of the inn.
The Great Solar Chen Clan's ultimate art was exceedingly tyrannical, and if one's cultivation base wasn't high enough they would be incinerated into ashes, being corroded by the energy from the Great Solar Universe Art.
The power of this technique was ranked within the top ten among the entire Grand Xia, extremely terrifying.
"Let's take this outside," Qin Wentian indifferently replied. Chen Ran's lips curled up in an extremely cold smile when he heard that. This person's cultivation base was at the seventh level of Yuanfu and he actually had the gall to challenge him to combat? It had been a long time since he, Chen Ran, had met such an interesting person.
As a core member of the Chen Clan, he naturally possessed the ability to fight those above his level, let alone fighting someone a full level lower than him.
"Fine, I agree." Chen Ran cupped his hands as an incandescent ball of flame, reminiscent of the sun, blasted the roof of the inn into pieces. After which, he soared up through the air and flew towards an empty plot of land nearby.
"Swoosh." Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as he followed after Chen Ran. The spectators all followed at a safe distance-they didn't want to miss this battle.
Ouyang Kuangsheng, Luo Huan and the rest rushed out as well, following after Qin Wentian and Chen Ran.
Standing in the air, Qin Wentian's demonic qi towered over the Heavens. Presently, there was a gigantic ball of flame akin to a blazing sun behind Chen Ran, collecting the rays of sunlight.
The spectators gazed up at the skies as thunderstruck expressions appeared on their faces.
"Great Solar Universe Cultivation Art, he's someone from the Chen Clan."
"Chen Ran from the Chen Clan! Among the many Chen Clan disciples, he could be considered one of the more outstanding ones. I wonder who would be so audacious and dare to provoke him with a cultivation base at the seventh level of Yuanfu? This'll be a good show."
Chen Ran had an expression of something akin to laughter in his eyes. Terrifying swirls of energy circulated his entire body as a scorching heat infused his hands. His expression was one of obvious mockery-whether or not Qin Wentian was from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, his Great Solar Chen Clan had no reason to fear.
"Bzz!" A massive wind filled with blistering heat swept past the air. Chen Ran dashed towards Qin Wentian with a huge ball of flame hung behind his back. With a single casual strike, it was sufficient for Qin Wentian to clearly understand the destructive power of the Great Solar Energy.
Qin Wentian stepped out as layers of demonic qi enveloped his arms. An attack of an attack, Qin Wentian answered with a palm strike of his own. Both of them had no intentions of dodging, they competed completely on strength.
The two silhouettes instantly collided into each other as the terrifying might of their palms joined together. A deafening sound echoed out as the demonic qi and the scorching heat interweaved into a terrifying tempest, devastating everything in their surroundings.
Chen Ran felt a mighty force gushing right at him, his inner organs vibrated violently from its power, and his arm felt as though it would fall apart. His countenance abruptly changed and with a low groan of pain, he rapidly retreated ten feet away.
A black-colored qi coated Qin Wentian's palm as a current of heat energy was being forcibly tunneled through his palms, transforming into flame embers that incessantly grew in size, manifesting into a miniature sun set to incinerate his arm.
"Great Solar Energy." Shock suffused Qin Wentian's countenance, there weren't many people in the eighth level of Yuanfu that could deal substantial damage to him. But this sliver of Chen Ran's Great Solar Energy actually made him feel a hint of a threat. One could see how tyrannical this Art truly was.
For this exchange Qin Wentian didn't even retreat half a step. Evidently, he possessed the advantage. He then turned his frigid gaze onto Chen Ran who had an unsightly expression on his face, as he sarcastically added, "Eighth level of Yuanfu? Is that all you can do?"
The hearts of the crowd were all pounding with confusion. They didn't understand why the one who retreated after the exchange of blows was Chen Ran and not Qin Wentian. After all Chen Ran had a higher cultivation base and was from the Great Solar Chen Clan, he'd even practiced the Great Solar Universe Art. Jing Yu's current expression was extremely fascinating to behold; the young man whom he'd once looked down on with disdain had actually become so powerful he could trample over him as easily as a flip of his palms.
"Your strength is above average, but if you only have pure strength, you are still far from being my match." Chen Ran snorted. How could he admit defeat so easily? His Astral Souls erupted forth a the blazing light of the sun cascaded downwards. His Astral Soul was in the form of the blazing sun, how much more explosive and violent could it get? A corona of sun-flames enveloped Chen Ran, a ring of light so resplendent that it pierced the eyes of those who looked directly at it.
"Amazing, this is the Great Solar Illumination of the Great Solar Universe Art. It complements his blazing sun Astral Soul and achieves a synergistic effect that boosts his attack power. I wonder how much his current strength is augmented by this. Those from the Chen Clan are too terrifying."
It was exceedingly rare for the crowd to witness a Chen Clan's member in combat, hence expressions of excitement painted their face. With the boost garnered from the Great Solar Illumination and the augmentation his Astral Soul provided, Chen Ran could easily incinerate people of the same level. Qin Wentian wouldn't find it so easy to get close to him.
"Do you dare to match palms with me one more time?" Chen Ran coldly laughed as the Great Solar light emitting from him grew even more radiant.
"Words from a loser, what do I have to fear?" Scaly demonic armor cloaked Qin Wentian's entire body as he took on his demonic form. The searing heat Chen Ran was generating was too overwhelming, Qin Wentian knew that this was not something he could take on if he was in his normal form.
Chen Ran snorted with disdain as he flew towards Qin Wentian.
The instant he sent out a palm strike, a miniature sun tyrannically blasted outwards, set to burn Qin Wentian to death.
With an extra layer of demonic qi coating his arms, the wills of both his Mandate of Force and Demon intermingled and erupted forwards. At this instant, Qin Wentian's strength was beyond formidable.
"Ruptured Void!" Qin Wentian majestically slammed forth with his palms, and the instant their attacks collided, the demonic scaly armor covering Qin Wentian's arm combusted into flames. The sun flames from the Great Solar Illumination frenziedly gushed into his body, utterly devastating it.
Simultaneously, Chen Ran was catapulted forcefully through the air. This time around, his face had lost all color. With a hand grabbing his chest, he coughed out a mouthful of fresh blood. Even now he could still feel the impact shuddering his internal organs-if Qin Wentian used just a little bit more force, his internal organs would have definitely been shattered.
Qin Wentian's earth-shattering strength directly blasted into Chen Ran's body, ignoring all defenses with the aid of his technique, Ruptured Void.
"Rumble!" An inconceivable amount of demonic qi was being evaporated by the heat. After a few breaths of time, Qin Wentian smothered the sun flames devastating his body into nothingness, then immediately moved like the wind towards Chen Ran. Not wanting to take the role of a passive combatant, he directly initiated the attack instead.
Chen Ran's countenance stiffened as he gritted his teeth and retaliated. The Great Solar Energy transformed into streams of light, capable of penetrating everything, let alone mere bodies made from flesh and blood.
Qin Wentian directly responded by blasting out his Ancient Draconic Imprint. Wrathful roars shattered the void as the dragons manifested from Astral Energy burned away, becoming droplets of rain that rained down the sky. The destructiveness of this battle swept away everything in this area, as terrifying explosions rang out one after another, it was an unnerving scene.
Chen Ran continuously spat out fresh blood, yet Qin Wentian gave him no chance to retreat. After a few more moments of being forced to exchange blows, Chen Ran was ruthlessly slammed into a construct as the metallic surface caved in. His blood had flown everywhere unchecked, he was in an extremely miserable state.
"Cough, cough..." Blood spilled out of his mouth, Chen Ran's current aura was noticeably weaker as the rays of the sun flames surrounding him also grew less intense. Qin Wentian stood high up in the air and stared down at him. "Too weak."
As the sound of his voice faded, Qin Wentian flicked his sleeves and left, leaving behind Chen Ran with a bloodless countenance, who had completely lost all face.
He, Chen Ran, was from the Great Solar Chen Clan. Even when using the Great Solar Universe Art, he was suppressed to such a state by someone with a lower cultivation base. The words 'too weak' reverberated through the air, and seeing the numerous gazes riveted at him, Chen Ran felt that even his heart was dripping blood.
Everyone was currently speculating from which transcendent power did Qin Wentian come from. How could his attacks be so savage and terrifying? Qin Wentian definitely had the ability to contend for a position in the Heavenly Fate Rankings.
Jing Yu's countenance turned incredibly complicated, while Yang Xia and the others all didn't dare to say anything. Their hearts were still pounding, who would have thought Luo Huan would have such a powerful junior brother? Luckily they didn't offend Luo Huan, if not they probably wouldn't be spared either.
From the beginning till now, Qin Wentian didn't even glance at Jing Yu and the rest. He walked back to Luo Huan and his companions only to see Luo Huan giggling while looking at him. Her charming eyes contained hints of fascination and a brilliant light. Her junior brother had already became so much stronger than her.
"If we return to Chu now, I wonder who could stand against you? You're not even twenty right?" Luo Huan sighed.
"Well if I slack off my cultivation, who would protect my beautiful senior sister?" Qin Wentian laughed.
"You are getting better at the flowery speech." Luo Huan smiled, and just like in the past, she linked her arms together with Qin Wentian, her actions causing Fan Le to snort in envious disgruntlement.
At this moment, Qin Wentian's brows suddenly twitched as he turned his gaze onto Ouyang Kuangsheng. "Ouyang, can you bring them along with you first? I still have something I need to do."
"You want to tail Jing Yu?" Ouyang Kuangsheng asked in a low voice. He knew Qin Wentian's girlfriend Mo Qingcheng was in the Pill Emperor Hall and since Jing Yu had appeared here, how could he still not understand Qin Wentian's eventual line of thinking?
"Mhm, I'm only going to take a look. Don't worry, I won't be impulsive," Qin Wentian lightly explained.
"Xiaolu, you bring them back. I will go with you then. If the Pill Emperor Hall's people sees me with you, they won't dare to act rashly and do anything against us," Ouyang Kuangsheng suggested. Qin Wentian considered for a moment before nodding in agreement.............Jing Yu's current state of emotion was incomparably gloomy, he could no longer stand to be in that inn. Hence, he immediately headed towards his lodgings, where the other Pill Emperor Hall cultivators were also currently residing.
In the Chen Clan of the Ginkou Continent, their Estate was incomparably vast, their style akin to that of royal palaces. In the Great Solar Chen Estate, there was a magnificent villa that stood alone amidst an enchanting environment. This was the place Jing Yu was returning to and with his strength, there was no way for him to discover that he was currently being tailed by someone.Outside the Chen Clan, Qin Wentian sat down in nearby location, obscured from view, and closed his eyes. In the centre of his brows, a radiant gleam of golden light was glowing, as though a third eye was located there.
His terrifying heart sense shot out and covered Jing Yu-wherever Jing Yu went, Qin Wentian would be able to track him easily.
And after arriving at that magnificent villa, Jing Yu instantly turned his gaze onto a pavilion in the distance as he sighed involuntarily. In his eyes, there were traces of hope, and also traces of frustration.
Following Jing Yu's gaze, Qin Wentian's monstrous perception swept in the direction of that pavilion and slowly seeped inside. Moments later, his heart sense entered into an elegant-looking room.
Within the room, he saw a maiden currently sitting cross-legged. She was clad in white, with a heaven-defying countenance. A sheen of perspiration covered her forehead as a boiling alchemy cauldron floated in front of her. A seven-colored flame flickered beneath the cauldron as the smell of medicinal herbs drifted out from the cauldron.
"Qingcheng..." Qin Wentian's heart thudded loudly, overcome with emotion. After all these long years, he was finally near her once again.
Yet, in that moment, Mo Qingcheng's countenance changed as a strange light flashed in her eyes. She turned her gaze directly towards the direction of the person spying on her as she coldly inquired, "Who are you?"