AGM 488 - Madness
Qin Wentian's countenance turned heavy. Around him, numerous demonified monsters appeared, their eyes flashing with dark crimson light. The blood in their bodies were being forcibly demonised, exuding a baleful aura.
Qin Wentian's Fiend Transformation Art involuntarily erupted forth out of his control as his will from the Mandate of Demons were released. A terrifying wave of demonic qi gushed forth from him.
Those from the Blood Cloud Sect and Ecliptic Sect all retreated, staying far away from him. Xu Feng pulled Ji Xue as they backed a few paces, Ji Xue gazed at Qin Wentian as she asked in concern, "Brother Qin?"
"I'm fine. Just that one of my Mandates is the Mandate of Demons." Qin Wentian heavily spoke as he continued, "We have to leave this place."
The others all nodded in agreement, at this moment they already knew that they walked into an ambush. This demonic spirit had already gained intelligence, it was extremely cunning.
"GO!" Qin Wentian hollered. At this same instant, those monsters all lunged towards the cultivators. Because this place was extremely narrow, it was tough for the cultivators to evade their attacks.
The astral nova of Xie Yu from the Ecliptic Sect erupted forth as a total of nine arms appeared on his body. At the same time, he fired forth an extremely powerful arrow completely destroying his companion who was on the midst of demon transformation. After that, he whistled through the air moving towards the exit. Each of his nine arms punched out a multitude of fist lights, shaking the heavens with their might.
Ji Xue also moved, her immortal binding chains shot out in all eight directions, locking up the monsters. Xu Feng was beside her and slaughtered a pathway out towards another exit. His long spear was like flowing light, nothing could block his way. Those monsters howled and wanted to evade his spear but Xu Feng merely wavered his palms as the long spear broke into a three section spear and locked the target down before impaling it, knocking it away. However the monster wasn't dead yet. It climbed up once more and moved to block Xu Feng.
"These monsters are unkillables, they don't fear pain as well." Leng Tu from the Blood Cloud Sect trembled. That crimson colored demonic spirit was the king of these beast. It began to move and with every step, the hearts of the cultivators here pounded with greater force as the baleful aura of demonic beasts begin gushing forth from them, out of their control.
"We are finished." The cultivators all had looks of despair on their faces. The demonised humans were unkillable and that demonic spirit made them all feel helpless in the face of it.
The crimson eyes swept over, momentarily everyone where it eyes landed upon felt as though they were in a state of madness. Green veins bulged out as their blood boiled, an aura of death enveloped this entire space.
"Xie Yu and Leng Tu, the two of you help to stall these monsters while we will deal with the demonic spirit. If not all of us will die here." Xu Feng spoke.
The two of them nodded after surveying the situation. Now, this was the only solution.
Combat erupted, Qin Wentian and the others moved towards that powerful demonic spirit.
Beside Qin Wentian, Little Rascal exuded an aura similar to kings. It glanced at the demonic spirit before glancing at Qin Wentian. The light from the Purgatory Vermilion Bird shone in its eyes as it let out a few low-sounding barks.
"Purgatory needs this demonic spiritual body?" Qin Wentian transmitted his voice to Little Rascal.
Little Rascal nodded, the baleful light in its eyes grew more intense as the spirit of the Purgatory Vermilion Bird shone in its eyes as a faint manifestation of it shimmered in and out of existence appeared above Little Rascal.
Qin Wentian stretched out his hands and stared at the faint image of Purgatory with tenderness in its eyes. "Since you need it, I'll definitely obtain it for you. This is my promise."
After transmitting his voice, he turned to face the crimson-eyed demonic spirit as fearsome battle intent erupted forth from him.
His party advanced towards the demonic spirit with extreme caution. By now, Xie Yu and Leng Tu were done after crippling the various monsters. Ji Xue's bloodline exploded forth with power, her long hair fluttered in the wind as her eyes shone with the flow of star light. The immortal binding chains transformed into a billion strands of thread and instantly flew towards the demonic spirit. The demonic spirit let out a rumbling roar causing the entire cavern to shake, but it was still trapped by Ji Xue's astral nova.
"Bzzz!" Xu Feng released his astral nova. His body shot forwards like a bolt of lightning as he brandished a long spear in his hands. Silvery glow filled the skies as the spear transformed, lengthening by three times as an astral black hole manifested at its tip, aiming for the eyes of the demonic spirit.
The demonic spirit shifted its head away, its skin hardened as it used its face to deflect the attack. Struggling violently, the immortal binding chains seemed about to be broken apart. The black hole at the tip of the long spear madly spiralled into the flesh of the demonic spirit yet no blood could be seen.
Xie Yu's nine hands were each holding a bow and fired resplendent golden arrows over. In the next instant, his silhouette vanished and reappeared in front of the demonic spirit before slamming down with nine different palm imprints. The thunderous impact was as though the sky and earth was being torn apart as the nine palm imprints slammed into the head of the demonic spirit.
Leng Tu from the Blood Cloud Sect equipped a blood-colored glove filled with thorns. He slammed a fist towards the forehead of the demonic beast as his will of the Mandate of Blood frenziedly gushed into the demonic spirit's body.
"HOWL!" The demonic spirit lifted it's head and roared in fury. A strange red glow radiated out from it, drilling into each of the attackers. This demonic spirit had no attack power. It wanted to transform all this cultivators into demons.
Qin Wentian advanced step by step. With each step, a terrifying aura that belonged to the overlord of demons gushed forth from him. The demon blood in him seemed to be awakening because of the red light from the demonic spirit.
Little Rascal was in a similar state to Qin Wentian, the demonic blood in it was also awakening.
Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered and instantly closed the distance between them. His killing intent towered up the heavens as the huge black sword in his hands instantly slammed into the head of the demonic spirit. A terrifying force was explosively channelled within yet, the eyes of the demonic spirit glowed with the same red light as its countenance remained ice cold as though all their attacks were ineffective on it.
Little Rascal lunged towards it while baring it's fangs, clamping it's mouth onto the neck of the demonic spirit as it began devouring the energy in the spirit's body.
"AO..." The demonic spirit was completely maddened with fury. The immortal binding chains could no longer withstand the intensity of its struggles and abruptly retracted. If Ji Xue continued holding on, her astral nova would have been shattered.
"BOOM!" The demonic spirit stomped its foot as a baleful demonic qi swept over everything. The eyes of Leng Tu and the others began shining with demonic light as the blood in their bodies was controlled by the demonic spirit. With a loud snarl, all of them were ruthlessly flung through the air.
Qin Wentian came face to face with the demonic spirit, he sensed a torrential demonic qi invading his body wanting to control him but right at this moment, Qin Wentian own demonic bloodline started to surge frenziedly, forming a manifestation of a peerless ancient primordial gigantic demon looking down on this invading demonic qi.
A terrifying third eye swept over it, that demonic spirit felt its entire body trembling as though it was about to collapse.
"Pu..." Yet, Qin Wentian was the first to crumble under the impact generated from the collision of energies. He spat out a mouthful of blood as he was flung backwards from the impact, his entire body convulsing.
The eyes of the demonic spirit gleamed as it sensed an opportunity. It leapt up in the air only to slam heavily on the ground again. Little Rascal who was on its back still had its mouth closed on the throat of the demonic spirit.
"Roar, roar, ROARRR!" It bellowed continuously three times in rage before it retreated with explosive speed. The demonised humans started to converge in this area, slaughtering their way over.
Looks of despair could be seen on the faces of Xu Feng, Xie Yu and the rest. When faced with this kind of power, their strength counted for nothing. They couldn't even withstand a single strike.
Feeling that overwhelming pressure bore down on them, Ji Xue turned pale white. "Are we really going to die here? Even if I die I mustn't become a monster like that."
"I'M UNWILLING." Leng Tu coldly spent. He felt a strong sense of reluctance. How could someone like him die here?
The countenances of Xu Feng and Xie Yu was incredibly ugly to behold. They basically couldn't resist at all.
Yet Qin Wentian sensed that right now, this demonic spirit only has him alone as its target. This demonic spiritual body had gained intelligence yet it still possessed the characteristic of a normal demonic beasts. Sensing the power of the demon blood in Qin Wentian's body, it wanted to absorb him.
Qin Wentian glanced at Xu Feng and the rest as he spoke, "Since we are allies, I'll draw this demonic spirit away. There are two paths of exits in the cavern, I'll take one while you guys take the other. Hopefully we will be able to discover what treasure this thing is protecting. If you all acquire the treasure, I want a portion of it. How about it?"
The expressions on the faces of Xie Yu and the others faltered, staring at Qin Wentian. This man was truly bold. Even at this moment he was still thinking about the treasure.
"Fine. If you can lure the demonic beast away, we will definitely give you a portion if we manage to acquire the treasure." Xie Yu expressed his agreement.
"No problem." Xue Feng and Leng Tu both nodded. Qin Wentian turned his gaze onto the demonic spirit before executing Stellar Transposition and rushing away towards the direction of one of the exits.
And indeed, the crimson-eyed demonic spirit immediately turned, ignoring everything in the vicinity as it chased after Qin Wentian. Xie Yu and the others heaved a sigh of relief, their eyes finally began to glimmer with the hope of survival.
"This fellow..." Ji Xue stared at the departing back of Qin Wentian as she continued, "Let's finish off these demonic monsters before we sent somebody to inform the experts of our sect regarding this matter."
Leng Tu nodded in agreement. With the demonic spirit away, these strange monsters wasn't unkillable any longer.
Qin Wentian dashed forth with mad speed, yet the speed of the demonic spirit was even faster. Luckily he was skilled in Stellar Transposition and was able to maintain a certain distance between them. Little Rascal still had its jaws clamped on the throat of its body, devouring its flesh and blood. Little Rascal's beast nature seemed to be totally unleashed.
Finally, Qin Wentian arrived at the end of this space. Over here there was actually a cave with a pool of blood within. The blood in the pool was seething, exuding towering amounts of such fearsome demonic qi that even Qin Wentian was shuddering slightly from terror.
"Could this place be where the demonic spirit was born?" Qin Wentian turned only to see the crimson-eyed demonic spirit howling in madness. Bone spikes protruded out of its back, wanting to impale into Little Rascal. Little Rascal let out a welp as it disengaged, rushing towards Qin Wentian.
The crimson-eyed demonic spirit was completely and utterly incensed. Wings grew out of its body as incomparably sharp fangs were bared. A dark crimson light flashed in the eyes of the spirit, as it stared hatefully at Qin Wentian. As it stepped forwards, Qin Wentian felt as thought there was an irresistible energy acting on him, causing to feel as though his blood wanted to leap out of his body.
"Bzzz!" The demonic spirit lunged over. This time, killing intent radiated out of it as its sharp claws lacerate everything. The scarlet demonic halberd appeared in Qin Wentian's hands, stabbing out with indomitable force. Instantly, a dreamscape appeared, yet there seemed to be no effect on the demonic spirit. Since it was a spirit body, how could it have heart demons? It was impervious to attacks of this type.
"BOOM!" The impact of the collision pushed Qin Wentian into the pool of blood. At the same time the claws of the demonic spirit slammed the body of Little Rascal onto the ground, locking in there as it's eyes glimmered with killing intent.
Too powerful, so powerful to the extent that they couldn't resist it.
The demonic bloodline in Qin Wentian's body started howling with something akin to hunger. It was actually frenziedly devouring the demonic energy in that pool of blood. The demon energy was incomparably pure and gushed out in torrential waves, flooding into Qin Wentian.
"RELEASE IT." Qin Wentian hollered. He waded through the pool of blood as demonic light radiated from him. It seems that if he really wanted to subdue this demonic spirit, the only methods remaining to him was either the Demonic Divinity Sacrificial Transformation or the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay.
If he used the Demonic Divinity Sacrificial Transformation, he would eventually have to use the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay to negate it. If not, he would have to wander the world as a demon, this wasn't something he wanted.
But if he were to directly use the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay, there wasn't sufficient energy in his body for him to burn. It would result in his death.
"This pool of blood." At this moment, Qin Wentian's eyes flashed with a terrifying light as he realised how much energy the blood pool contain. Abruptly, a fearsome light burst forth from him as white flames started to ignite around him. The demonic bloodline in him was still frenziedly continuing to devour the energy of that pool.
Back then, he borrowed the energy from burning of the Demonic Divinity Sacrificial Transformation as well as the power of his bloodline and even his vitality to unleash the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay. However now, it seemed that the incomparably pure torrential demonic energy in this pool of blood was sufficient to be used as a replacement.