AGM 448 - Chen Wang's Death
A demonic-looking figure, a great roc.
Also skilled in the Bloodcurse Imprint and Stellar Transposition; although previously Qin Wentian wasn't proficient in any of the nine ultimate arts, he was the one that obtained the completed Divine Stele. In that case, things made sense now.
As he thought of this, Chen Wang inclined his head, staring at the silhouette standing atop the great roc. His heart pounded incessantly, as his countenance turned pale white.
It was him.
It was definitely him.
He didn't die in the Pill Emperor Hall. And now he had returned in the guise of another.
The power of his bloodline was even stronger, like the overlord of all demons. The explosive augmentation of his bloodline let him break past the bindings of cultivation realms, allowing him to project an aura similar to third level Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns.
Chen Wang's eyes widened when he remembered how powerful Qin Wentian was, this was a man that could jump levels in combat and still come out victorious. He suddenly turned and shouted to Chen Xiao, "IT'S QIN WENTIAN, UNCLE XIAO LET'S RETREAT!"
"Qin Wentian." Chen Xiao's heart clenched when he heard that. This name was much too familiar to him. Over a year ago, stories of a great roc smashing apart the Pill Emperor Hall were still a hot topic among the people of Grand Xia. And the main character of that story, was none other than Qin Wentian.
A surge of supreme, unparalleled sharpness erupted out. The Kingly Sword manifested in his hands in a burst of brilliant light. That was Qin Wentian's Astral Nova.
"Bzzz!" Stellar Transposition was utilised, Qin Wentian's silhouette disappeared from their sights. Chen Xiao's countenance sank as he similarly executed Stellar Transposition, wanting to escape. Both of them were so fast that they transformed into streams of light and finally, the keening of the sword echoed out and fresh blood splattered throughout the air.
A blurred figure fell down from great heights. That was Chen Xiao, a fourth level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign! If he directly faced Qin Wentian in combat, he might still be able to exchange blows evenly against him for a period of time. However, the first notion that flashed through his mind was that he had to escape. But how could his movements evade Qin Wentian's monstrous perception? The instant he decided to use Stellar Transposition, that was the moment at which he had already consigned himself to death. The will of Sword Melody enveloped the air, and the moment the keening of the sword resounded out, his life was exterminated.
At the instant Chen Xiao executed Stellar Transposition, Chen Wang had already begun fleeing in the opposite direction. However, he found his way barred by Qin Wentian's great roc. How fast was it's speed? It circled around Chen Wang at blinding speeds, forcing him to halt. That delay of a few seconds was sufficient for Qin Wentian to catch up. Qin Wentian appeared in the vicinity as he calmly walked over to Chen Wang whose face was contorted into a rictus of terror upon seeing the unmasked killing intent in Qin Wentian's eyes.
"Qin Wentian, if you allow me to leave unharmed, I swear that I will convince my clan not to find trouble with you or your friends any more. The grudge between us can also be written off." Chen Wang stared at Qin Wentian as he spoke in a begging tone. Right now, the most crucial thing was to ensure that he could remain alive. Before this, he was already defeated by Qin Wentian and was forced to use his life-saving treasure. After that, because of anger, he decided to accompany Chen Xiao to pursue after him.
Yet never in his wildest dreams would he imagine that his opponent was none other than Qin Wentian! Qin Wentian had been hiding his true strength all this while, only allowing it to explode forth at this moment. Now it was too late for regrets.
If he knew that this young man was Qin Wentian, he would never have chased after him.
Sword intent permeated the air, Qin Wentian didn't reply to him. With a single step forward, an oppressive pressure bore down on Chen Wang.
Things would inevitably change if events were delayed. Although he lured Chen Wang and Chen Xiao far away, it was better to deal with them swiftly just in case something unexpected happened. In this world, anything was possible. An example was back when he said he would split apart the Pill Emperor Hall, how many believed that he could accomplish that? Hence, even at this moment, Qin Wentian had no intentions to underestimate his opponent.
Astral light erupted as Chen Wang abruptly appeared before Qin Wentian, slamming forth with a palm wreathed in the flames of magma. Chen Wang naturally wasn't someone who was all kind and innocent, he was already making preparations even as he spoke earlier.
The wind whistled, Qin Wentian's sword sliced past, the sword light from it pierced into Chen Wang's throat.
Chen Wang's body stiffened, both his hands were clutched around his throat as an expression of extreme reluctance appeared in his eyes.
He was Chen Wang, the pride of the Great Solar Chen Clan. He wasn't willing to die just like that.
He wasn't willing to die!! He had a chance to become one of the future leaders of the Chen Clan and he had already received that ancient medallion and had the opportunity to venture out of Grand Xia to that sacred place to temper himself.
But now, he was swiftly approaching death.
Thinking of what could have been, everything felt like a dream. Ever since he heard Qin Wentian's name, his very destiny seemed to have changed. From a beautiful dream to a unending nightmare.
He could still remember the time when he first saw Qin Wentian. Back then Qin Wentian and Ouyang Kuangsheng were caught spying on the Chen Clan from outside their manor, and had even exhibited enough power to defeat a few of the younger members of his clans. Even though they were quite powerful, their strength wasn't even high enough for Chen Wang to take a second glance.
But after that, Qin Wentian started to shine with his own radiance in the ranking battle for the Heavenly Fate Rankings, defeating him and obtaining the position of the top ranker. A few years ago, he lived under the shadow of Hua Taixu, and a few years later, he lived under the shadow of Qin Wentian. Up till this very moment, he still couldn't believe he would fall at Qin Wentian's hand.
Before his death, a thought suddenly appeared in his mind. How many talents did Grand Xia have? But how many of those talents could truly claim that they stood at the very pinnacle, able to look down on others.
Chen Wang closed his eyes, sinking into the obliviousness of death. As he fell onto the ground, Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as he collected Chen Wang and Chen Xiao's bodies before mounting the great roc, and flying into the distance.
A day later, news of the grand battle that had erupted outside Ginkou was soon spread. Ouyang Kuangsheng and the majority of his allies returned to their respective powers safely. Yet, the experts from the Chen Clan, Hua Clan, Wang Clan and Nine Mystical Palace, all seemed to have disappeared.
All of them were from transcendent powers, if the losses on both sides were heavy, that would still be acceptable. But now, one party had been totally annihilated? Was this even possible? The possibility of this hung in the air, causing the atmosphere to feel unusually heavy.
Especially the fact that among those who had failed to return was an extremely dazzling character of the younger generation from the Chen Clan, Chen Wang.
The chosen from the Great Solar Chen Clan, Chen Wang, had vanished. It was said that before he vanished, he'd sent out a signal to request for help. And when the Chen Clan finally arrived at the location, he was nowhere to be found. Even if he had died, there were no signs of his corpse at all. Not only that, an elder with a cultivation base at the fourth level of Heavenly Dipper, was also missing.
Chen Wang, although his radiance was suppressed by Qin Wentian and Hua Taixu, he was still ranked second on the prestigious Heavenly Fate Rankings. There was no need to doubt his strength. As a chosen, it was simple for him to jump levels to fight others. The storm that followed after having a character like Chen Wang going missing, could easily be imagined. Currently, those from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan seemed to have secluded themselves at their bases in Ginkou. Not only that, their clan had sent even more experts over to reinforce them. They were afraid that Chen Wang's death might be the spark to ignite the explosion. Something might happen so it was better to be safe than sorry.
Most likely, the Chen Clan was already making plans on how to act.
Currently in the Chen Clan, several figures gathered within a luxurious grand hall. These people all exuded an aura of imposingness, and their eyes all flashed sinisterly upon learning the latest news.
"How goes the investigation?" The leader of the Chen Clan asked.
"We are still investigating, and are currently preparing to capture those who were at the scene back then." Chen Fan replied.
"Mhm." The person in the lead nodded his head. It was clear as day that Chen Wang had disappeared. The question now was, who had done it.
"Chen Wang should be already dead. Start the selection process for the new match to see who is qualified enough to undergo special nurturing of the clan. And also, for that medallion on Chen Wang's body, we must recover it at all costs."
"Roger." The others all nodded as they obeyed. Evidently, they understood the importance of that medallion. Losing it was not an option.
"I didn't think that so soon after Chen Wang was bestowed the medallion, such a thing would happen. It seems as though the person behind this acted for the sake of that medallion. If not, why would we even be unable to find their corpses?" Someone added, his words causing the others to nod in agreement. Maybe, the motives behind the disappearance of Chen Wang were to get hold of that medallion. If that was the case, things would be extremely troublesome.
"Step up on the investigations, send people out to collect info from the spectators. If there's really a transcendent power behind this, we must find out who they are. That medallion isn't something they have the capability to swallow." The leader of the Chen Clan stated coldly.
Members of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, Mystic Moon Sect and Jiang Clan, had all holed up within their bases, not daring to show their faces outside. They had never expect that Chen Wang would fall either and right now, the Chen Clan had mobilised a large amount of their informant network, monitoring their movements. It seemed that the Chen Clan was truly infuriated, hence, it would be better for them to be more cautious.
However, the Chen Clan wouldn't dare to wage war casually as well. They were also very clear on the fact that once they made the decision to start an all out war, the consequences would be extremely terrifying.
As for Qin Wentian, he had no idea regarding the events that transpired in Ginkou.
At this moment, he was looking at the loot he had obtained from the interspatial rings of Chen Xiao and Chen Wang. There were naturally a large number of Yuan Meteor Stones within, and adding that amount to the Yuan Meteor Stones found in the interspatial rings of the Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns who fell yesterday, he already had a terrifying amount. Other than that, there were also some other innate techniques and treasures. But to him, other than Yuan Meteor Stones, the items within couldn't be of much use.
There was only a unique item that seemed somewhat out of place.
Right now, an ancient medallion was held in Qin Wentian's hand. It emitted an extremely mysterious aura, it was clearly an extraordinary item.
This medallion was obtained from Chen Wang, in addition, Qin Wentian didn't know what the purpose of the medallion was. However, by the arrangement of treasures in Chen Wang's interspatial ring, this medallion was grouped among the treasures that were extremely precious. From that, it could be seen the level of importance Chen Wang placed on this medallion.
Qin Wentian's eyes flickered. He was no longer a greenhorn on the pathway of cultivation. After so many years of tempering, he could obviously tell that this medallion was something special.
When he tried sending his perception into it, he found that his perception was blocked by a mysterious energy.
"Whatever. Since Chen Wang regarded this so highly, I might as well capture a few members of the Chen Clan at an opportune moment to question them about it." Qin Wentian kept the medallion as he stood up. With but a thought, the facial transformation art activated as he changed his features. Little Rascal also metamorphosed into a demonic lion as the two of them continued on their journey back to Ginkou.
After the battle yesterday, he didn't know what the current situation in Ginkou was like. It was better to be safe than sorry!