AGM 444 - Eruption of a Grand Battle
In the ancient kingdom of Grand Xia, the wind and clouds rose again as the members of the various transcendent powers once again congregated over there.
Currently in Ginkou, the date of the ranking battle for the Heavenly Fate Rankings was nearing. It was unknown how many heroes of the younger generation went there.
And it was not only the Great Solar Chen Clan, Shi Clan and Thousand-Jue Alliance that were already situated in Ginkou, the members of other transcendent powers like the Hua Clan, Star-Seizing Manor and the Sky Ember Sect all arrived as well.
Other than them, those transcendent-level powers as well as other major powers of the nine continents were also there.
At this moment, in the ancient kingdom the unceasing whistling of the wind continuously echoed out. For a moment, countless people felt bewildered, they had never imagined that that unknown young man surnamed Di, would able to cause such a commotion.
However after some analysis, they all understood. The young man surnamed Di wasn't the focal point of this commotion. He was merely an excuse for the ignition of war. Currently among the transcendent powers, there had long been the trend of conflict in recent years. Any slight misstep might result in the eruption of a terrifying storm.
And right now in the ancient kingdom, not only the young man surnamed Di was present. The Ouyang Aristocrat Clan was there as well, they had long been at loggerheads with the Chen Clan.
"So many experts are present, even people from the Chen Clan, Hua Clan and Wang Clan are present, those from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan and Jiang Clan are also here. Even the Skydemon Sect, Beast King Hall of the Demon Continent as well as people from the Phoenix Cry Valley could be seen. Not only that, even those at the most remote corner of Grand Xia, the Nine Mystical Palace, Greencloud Pavilion, Misty Peak Sect? from the Qing Continent, also stopped by."
The eyes of the crowd stared at the various transcendent powers as they felt a chill in their hearts. Previously, they also didn't expect so many experts from the various transcendent powers would show up here. Although the number of experts present here wasn't that many, in this current chaotic situation, just a single spark was sufficient to set off an explosion.
"Chen Wang has arrived." At this moment, the gazes of the crowd glanced in the direction of the Chen Clan.
He wasn't here alone. Closely behind him, there was another extremely eye-catching individual with a terrifying aura. Although he looked young, that was merely his appearance. Everyone knew that this young man was an extremely dazzling figure in the Heavenly Fate Rankings three batches ago. Three batches meant almost nine years ago.
Nine years ago, he was the most dazzling character of the younger generation in the Chen Clan, Chen Fan. He had obtained the second ranking in the Heavenly Fate Rankings back then and right now, his current cultivation base was already at the fifth level of Heavenly Dipper, and it goes without saying that he was extremely powerful in combat. Before Chen Wang broke through to Heavenly Dipper, he was the sole chosen of the younger generation members of the Chen Clan in the Heavenly Dipper Realm.
He and Chen Wang, were the two candidates with the highest potential to be selected as the future leader of the Great Solar Chen Clan.
Although his name was Chen Fan, he was nothing ordinary at all. Great Solar Light flashed in his eyes, like torches in the dark, capable of burning others with just a glance.
"Chen Fan, Chen Wang."
As the middle-aged third level Heavenly Dipper from the Chen Clan noticed their approach, a hint of respect could be seen in his eyes. Although he was someone of the elder generation, the status these two young men held in the Chen Clan were extraordinary. They were both singled out to be nurtured, and if one of them broke through to the Celestial Phenomenon Realm in the future, they would become one of the leading figures in the Great Solar Chen Clan.
Both of them nodded slightly in acknowledgement before shifting their gazes onto Qin Wentian, their countenance incomparably sharp.
Chen Fan leisurely stepped out, as he soared into the skies with his eyes boring into Qin Wentian's.
"Is this the man that slayed the members of our Chen Clan?" Chen Fan coldly asked.
"It's him." That middle-aged man from the Chen Clan replied. A moment later, Chen Fan continued soaring upwards, until he stood above Qin Wentian. It was as though he intentionally wanted to occupy the higher ground and could gaze down with disdain onto Qin Wentian.
Brilliant astral light flashed as a blazing sun-type Astral Nova manifested above his head. This Astral Nova was condensed from a sun-type Astral Soul that hails from the 5th Heavenly Layer, it possessed incomparable heat and every filament of the sun's rays it emanated had the power to inflict injuries. One could well imagine the terror opponents would face when this Astral Soul was condensed into an Astral Nova.
Only to see Chen Fan lifting up his foot before stepping down in the air. Instantly, that blazing sun Astral Nova cascaded the entirety of it's rays downwards, piercing into Qin Wentian. A surge of stifling heat descended, the high temperature caused Qin Wentian's garments to be completely incinerated.
Qin Wentian's bloodline surged as a corona of light surrounded him. Only to see Chen Fan taking another step downwards once more as the endless light rays pushed through the corona of light, into his body. Qin Wentian's body felt as though it was about to be charred, the color of his skin turned a boiling red.
He lifted his head, staring at Chen Fan. The cultivation of this person was beyond him, someone at the fifth level of Heavenly Dipper, exceeding him by a total of three levels. His Astral Nova was also extremely terrifying with overwhelming destructive power. And considering the fact the he, was just like Chen Wang, a demon-level talent of the Great Solar Chen Clan, his combat prowess was beyond comparison.
The aura of Chen Fan continuously climbed upwards, yet at this moment, Chen Fan suddenly waved his hands and snorted, retracting his Astral Nova as he shook his head. "Unable to even withstand a single strike, you are not worthy of me killing you."
After speaking, he turned and returned to where the others from the Chen Clan were standing at. It wasn't that he couldn't kill Qin Wentian, but rather, since this young man challenged their Chen Clan, Chen Wang was enough to end his life. He disdained to stomp on the weak. And since this young man dared to kill the members of his Chen Clan in Ginkou, there was no way he would be able to walk out of here alive.
"Someone at the fifth level of Heavenly Dipper bullying a person at the second level of Heavenly Dipper? The Chen Clan truly lives up to their reputation." Ouyang Kuangsheng stated with sarcasm, his words causing Chen Fan to turned his head back, shifting his glance onto those from the Ouyang Clan. Consider Ouyang Kuangsheng lucky to be so well-guarded.
"I won't make a move, Chen Wang alone will be enough. Could it be that you, Ouyang Kuangsheng, also wanna try him out?" Chen Fan coldly laughed. Ouyang Kuangsheng shook the dust of his robes before slowly walking out. "Sure, why not? Back then on the Heavenly Fate Rankings, Chen Wang's nickname was already known as the eternal number two. And now since we all already broke through to Heavenly Dipper, i've long been itching to fight it out with him."
When he stepped out, Fan Le and Chu Mang did so as well. Evidently, despite what Ouyang Kuangsheng said, they were still worried for him.
Currently, Chen Wang's cultivation base was also the second level of Heavenly Dipper. But Chen Wang had already spent a long amount of time at this level, his foundation should be incomparably stable, and should be quite difficult to deal with.
"Hmph, the experts of my Chen Clan who came here today can't match your numbers." Chen Fan glanced at the few of them as he disdainfully snorted. Naturally, he understood that if it was one on one, Chen Wang would have the advantage, but if fighting three or four against one, even Chen Wang wouldn't be able to prevail. Not only that, these people were all good friends of Qin Wentian. Their combat prowess wasn't weak, especially when they joint forces to complement each other, their strength would be even more terrifying.
After which, there were several experts stepping out that belonged to the Hua Clan. In the blink of an eye, the situation was reversed.
Yet at the same moment, the experts from the Jiang Clan of the Wind Continent also walked out, standing together with those from the Ouyang Clan.
"These powers wanted to make use of this opportunity to engage us? once more. But this time around, the Wang, Chen and Hua Clan were firmly in an alliance. In that case, the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan wouldn't have any advantage. In fact, they would be the one sorely suppressed." The hearts of the crowd mused, like what they speculated, the young name surnamed Di was just a primer, an excuse for them to start a war.
A moment later, the people from the Mystic Moon Sect also came by. The person in the lead was clad in black, and the moment she appeared, countless gazes filled with sharpness landed onto her. Bai Qing, the god of slaughter and darkness, she had assassinated many members of transcendent powers and was extremely dangerous, earning her the number one spot on the kill-on-sight list.
The transcendent powers formed a circle around this space, while the experts from each power stepped out once again.
The tempest back then was caused by Hua Taixu. But this time around, it was caused by the young man surnamed Di.
Terrifying Qiankun flames burst out of Chen Wang's body as his Astral Nova materialised. This time, he wanted all of these people to die.
"Let me deal with her first." Chen Wang pointed to Bai Qing. His silhouette flickered, reappearing near Bai Qing, his palms seemed to have transformed into the palms of a magma giant, abruptly smashing forwards as the temperature around him surged to an incredible degree capable of burning humans into cinders.
Devil might rolled forth in waves from Bai Qing, even the sky changed colors as the dark clouds covered the sun. A terrifying devil sabre appeared in her hands, directly slashing out at the magma palms.
"Big Bro Chu Mang." Fan Le called out. An instant later, astral bows appeared in both their hands as the arrows from them fired forth at the same instant at the speed of lightning, zooming towards Chen Wang.
However, the experts from the Hua and Wang Clan had already stormed over. Ouyang Kuangsheng as well as the other experts from the Jiang Clan stepped out, facing off against them as a chaotic battle instantly erupted. However Qin Wentian continued standing there just like before, it was as though everyone had already forgotten about him.
Currently, those that were embroiled in this battle were all Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns with a cultivation base at the second and third level. First level Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns weren't qualified, and those who were at the fourth level were all standing aside and spectating the battle.
"I don't have to time to wait here for him." At this moment, a carefree laugh echoed from Qin Wentian. His silhouette flickered as he dashed into the circle of battle. The purplish lightning of Ouyang Kuangsheng filled the skies, the experts from the Wang Clan all had bodies akin to Divine Weapons, and the experts from the Hua Clan were proficient in a variety of powerful techniques.
"Be careful of that guy, he is skilled in the Bloodcurse Imprint." Someone called out in warning upon seeing droplets of blood seeping into Qin Wentian's palms transforming it into the color of blood.
However Qin Wentian moved about the battlefield like a phantom, only the blurriest of shadows could be seen flashing about. Every one of his palm strikes reduced the victims to mere piles of bones, there was even an expert from the Wang Clan who didn't have any time to react. When he noticed Qin Wentian, an imprint was already slammed right into the centre of his forehead, stealing his vitality away.
"GO KILL HIM!" An expert from the Wang Clan shouted out a command. Momentarily, a person wielding a long spear clad in white armor stepped out. The aura of this person was at the third level of Heavenly Dipper.
"Wang Jian was an extremely powerful character among the Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns in the Wang Clan. He was once ranked within the top ten in previous Heavenly Fate Rankings.
As Wang Jian approached, the spear he was carrying penetrated space and stabbed forth. Qin Wentian abruptly twisted his body, yet the spear was like a point of light, penetrating the void, directly aiming for the centre of his brows. That raging wind whistled by as the spear pierced past, causing the hearts of people to grow cold.
Qin Wentian punched out with his fist, his punches were naturally imbued with the will of his Mandates, and the attack strength forcibly shifted the trajectory of the spear aside. Yet considering how powerful Wang Jian was, how could his reaction be slow? With a spin of the spear and a side step, Qin Wentian faced another incoming attack, so fast that it resembled a streak of white lightning.
"Swish!" Qin Wentian explosively retreated yet at this moment, a middle-aged man from the Nine Mystical Palace waved his hands in a signal as the experts from there rushed out, directly moving towards Qin Wentian's location. These people were all skilled in thunder and lightning, and for every punch they unleashed, the lightning might concentrated further until it turned into a bead of lightning zooming out, cutting off Qin Wentian's path of retreat.
"Those from the Nine Mystical Palace have actually made their move? Do they want to join the alliance of the Great Solar Chen Clan as well?" The bead of lightning ruptured as purplish arcs of electricity flashed. At the same time, the white spear snaked forwards, stabbing into the screen of brilliant purple light, into the blurry silhouette of Qin Wentian!
Chen Fan () → Chen is a surname, Fan can mean mundane/ordinary/mortal