Chapter 665: Killing Celestial Phenomenon
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: - -
A Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant has to first comprehend the true intents of their Mandates before re-infusing their astral novas back into their astral souls, allowing their astral souls to undergo an evolution while integrating the true intents they comprehended within. Only then would a celestial phenomenon be condensed, manifesting a constellation.
This also indicated that for Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants, their constellations by themselves already contain the characteristics of their astral souls in addition to the true intents which they used to create it. Hence, for some Ascendants who had unique astral souls and a very high understanding of their true intents, their constellation would be able to sweep across everything, annihilating all opponents effortlessly.
Constellations were actually formed from the fusion of astral souls and true intents and hence, there are naturally a myriad of constellations. For example attack-type constellations, defensive-type constellations, control-type constellations... Ouyang Mutian's constellation contained the true intent of lightning within and was an attack-type constellation. But even so, the direct attacks by his constellation had no way to break through Qin Wentian's defense.
Qin Wentian was someone who experienced the combat strength of those buried immortals. He could be very clear that if the cultivation bases of those buried immortals were at the Celestial Phenomenon Realm instead, they don't even need to personally attack. Just by sending their constellation out would already be sufficient for them to dominate everything.
Naturally, the reason why Qin Wentian felt that Ouyang Mutian's constellation was pathetically weak was because his horizons were simply too wide. After all, Grand Xia was termed a place of desolation by the experts of the Royal Sacred Region. Even someone who just stepped into Celestial Phenomenon was able to become a leader of a transcendent power. And after several hundreds or thousands of years, they found it hard to take another step forward. Simply being able to breakthrough to Celestial Phenomenon was already considered an incredibly amazing feat. It wasn't practical to hope that they would have many different kinds of constellation or a unique and extremely powerful one. For characters like that, they had all left Grand Xia long ago for better places.
The constellation which Ouyang Mutian condensed could be considered one of the simplest kind of constellation with the true intent of lightning within. His attack power could already be considered very strong but was still unable to harm Qin Wentian because Qin Wentian's defense was simply too terrifying. He is someone who cultivates the Fiend Transformation Art and has long tempered his body to a level of toughness equivalent to demonic beasts. In addition to his powerful bloodline, as well as using the bone powder of the Sky Demon Oracle Bone to refine his body, even without using astral energy for protection his defense was already at an unimaginable level.
Also when facing against Ouyang Mutian's attacks, his body shimmered with terrifying astral energy as well as protection from his Illusory Demonforce. Ouyang Mutian is dreaming if he thought that the mere attacks from his constellation would be able to injure Qin Wentian.
However, the rush of impact this scene created was simply enormous. An expert at the peak of Heavenly Dipper could actually fight back in such a tyrannical manner when facing a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant? This toppled everything they once knew, or could it be that Qin Wentian has already broken through to Celestial Phenomenon? It wouldn't be that he wants to sweep over all the ascendants from transcendent powers based on his strength alone right.
Many of those who came to the wedding today were all representatives of the various transcendent powers in Grand Xia. For example: the Wang Clan from the War Continent, also the Star-Seizing Manor from the Moon Continent, and the Azure Emperor Palace from the Azure Continent. They all felt their hearts shivering from a chill.
As for the experts from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, at this moment they seemed as though they had forgotten that they were supposed to be fighting against the forces Qin Wentian brought here. They were all staring at the battle in the air in a dumbfounded manner. They understood that the result today wouldn't be determined by their fight but by the victory of the three grand battles currently being fought separately in the air instead.
Initially they still thought that they would have the advantage, five Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants fighting against four. However, just a few sentences from Qin Wentian twisted the situation around. Using two versus one tactics to lock down their ascendants for a better chance at victory. But even so, they still believed that Ouyang Mutian would be able to finish Qin Wentian off very quickly and would be able to help his fellow ascendants. However, Qin Wentian's strength was simply inconceivable, actually causing them to feel chills corroding into their bodies.
Did the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan even still have an advantage?
And upon seeing Qin Wentian's strength, the two ascendants from the Jiang Clan had already decided not to interfere. Nobody would wish to become enemies with such a character like Qin Wentian if they could become friends.
Now, the only hope of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan lies with Ouyang Mutian. They could only hope that he was strong enough to kill Qin Wentian.
Ouyang Mutian's countenance turned ashen. He stretched both his arms out as electricity shot out from his palms, augmenting the power of his constellation.
"DIE!" Ouyang Mutian icily shouted. Instantly, the destructive lightning sword beams slashed down once again, this time around with even greater strength and magnificence.
The particles of light circulating around Qin Wentian's body suddenly blazed with radiance. He had comprehended four kinds of true intent and was even already at the fusion stage of true intents. He wasn't in any disadvantage even when facing off against Ouyang Mutian.
Numerous lightning sword beams blasted downwards, unceasingly piercing towards Qin Wentian while radiating a shocking destructive strength. The collision of his attacks against the glow enveloping Qin Wentian caused the crowd to shake as shockwaves rumbled in the air. However, Qin Wentian was still standing there in a stable manner, he wanted to use this opportunity to test out what level has his defense reached after he stepped into the peak of Heavenly Dipper.
"How weak." Qin Wentian's eyes bored into Ouyang Mutian's as he faintly commented. "I can ignore the fact that your Ouyang Aristocrat Clan betrayed our alliance back then, and even gave you all an opportunity today. Yet sadly, the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan simply doesn't know how to appreciate kindness. Since all of you are so confident in your absolute strength, I, Qin Wentian, shall show you what is absolute strength."
As the sound of his voice rang out, Qin Wentian dashed forward.
Ouyang Mutian's countenance turned green. With an intention of his will, his constellation flared up as it shrank in size, transforming into a Celestial Phenomena that appeared behind his back. An endless amount of energy gushed into his body as the lightning in his palms solidified, transforming into a corporeal, purple-colored lightning sword that stabbed forth with overwhelming might towards Qin Wentian.
He really wanted to see exactly how powerful this young man at the peak of Heavenly Dipper was exactly.
In the blink of an eye, Qin Wentian's silhouette appeared in front of him. Ouyang Mutian only saw the scarlet demon halberd of Qin Wentian piercing forth and in that instant, the entire battlefield seemed to transform into a world within a dreamscape. Ouyang Mutian felt his consciousness forcibly being pulled into the world manifested by the halberd. And in this world, every halberd strike Qin Wentian lashed out seemed as though it could tear apart the heavens. His halberd shimmered in and out of existence but that destructive energy was even stronger than ever, so terrifying that it caused Ouyang Mutian's hair to stand on their ends.
"KILL!" Ouyang Mutian roared in rage. He had no other choice, he could only choose a frontal collision.
The solidified lightning collided against the scarlet demon halberd. And in that instant, Ouyang Mutian only felt his entire perspective blurring, as though he couldn't see this world clearly. The divine weapon in Qin Wentian's hands was a fifth-ranked one and even contained dreamforce when it unleashes attacks, able to drag his opponent into a dreamscape.
"ARGHH!" Ouyang Mutian roared, his entire body was cloaked in lightning, appearing akin to a Lightning Divinity. Terrifying thunderbolts violently rained down from the skies unceasingly as the crowd hurriedly retreated, as they witnessed huge fissures being formed across the earth created from the explosive impact of the thunderbolts when they slammed onto the ground.
However, even with such a fearsome attack, Ouyang Mutian still failed to block the scarlet demon halberd from advancing. The crowd only saw the lightning and thunder being repressed as Qin Wentian's halberd blasted into Ouyang Mutian with crushing might. At that instant, Ouyang Mutian felt despair, he also felt the beckoning of the death god. Every part of his body was invaded by a fearsome destructive power that wanted to crush him from within.
At this moment, the despair painted on his face was exceptionally clear under the shine of the glow emanated from his lightning. Yet, it was extremely horrifying to look at.
"It seems like I have overestimated you." These were the last words Ouyang Mutian heard. As the sound of this voice faded, Ouyang Mutian's entire body directly imploded, transforming into nothingness as he vanished in mid-air completely as though he had never existed before.
At the instant where Ouyang Mutian's body imploded, the hearts of the crowd were all pounding violently, including the two ascendants from the Jiang Clan.
This young man who returned in a domineering fashion defeated the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan in a supreme, unparalleled arrogant manner. At the peak of Heavenly Dipper, his incomparably powerful combat strength overwhelmed the Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, slaying Ouyang Mutian.
Not only that, it didn't seem to be Qin Wentian's strongest state. That sentence of his of overestimating Ouyang Mutian indicated that to Qin Wentian, Ouyang Mutian was an opponent that couldn't be classified on the same level as him. In that case, exactly how powerful was Qin Wentian if he was in his strongest state?
At this moment, the bewildered and badly shocked hearts of people were filled with questions. How strong was Qin Wentian exactly..?
The faces of experts from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan were akin to dead ashes. Today was supposed to be the day of marriage between the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan and the Jiang Clan and should be the start of their alliance which would dominate Grand Xia. All of them were in high spirits and filled with confidence. Yet, never in the wildest dreams would they have imagined that even before the ceremony started, that dream which they had of conquering Grand Xia had already burst like a bubble. The doomsday of their Ouyang Aristocrat Clan arrived instead.
The other two ascendants of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan were still in combat. When they discovered the death of Ouyang Mutian, their hearts violently trembled as despair set in. They suddenly discovered that Qin Wentian did offer them hope earlier, yet he was rejected by them.
And right now, despair and desperation slowly began to corrode their hearts.
The old Matriarch and Old Xing were encircling a newly ascended Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan. Given the number of years the old Matriarch has already been in the Celestial Phenomenon Realm and in addition to the support and cooperation of Old Xing, the two of them were already sufficient to overwhelm their opponent. After glancing in their direction, Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as he dashed towards the battle between Fairy Qingmei, sect leader of the Mystic Moon Hall and the Ouyang Ancestor.
"Qin Wentian, why must you be so ruthless?" The Ouyang Ancestor's countenance turned pale.
"Are you kidding with me? In the past, you were the one who betrayed our alliance and now, you were also the one who forced the fiancee of my brother to marry Ouyang Zicheng, imprisoning Ouyang Kuangsheng. If I didn't show up today, would you have killed my brother to rid yourself of all future roots of trouble?" Qin Wentian sarcastically mocked. As the sound of his voice faded, the crowd all let out calls of exclamation. On the other side of the battle field, the punishment staff of Old Xing had shattered the head of the newly ascended Ascendant of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan. At this moment, both he and the old Matriarch were heading over as well.
Right now, it was no longer two vs one. It was five vs one instead.
"The death of two ascendants? The Ouyang Aristocrat Clan is finished." At this moment, this thought flashed through the minds of everyone present while the faces of experts from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan were all pale from the realization. They stared at the battle in the air before shifting their gazes onto Ouyang Kuangsheng.
It was because of him that Qin Wentian slaughtered his way here. Right now, they were all filled with an intense sense of regret. If the old Ancestor had not treated Ouyang Kuangsheng in such a way, and the marriage today was between Ouyang Kuangsheng and Jiang Ting, Qin Wentian would definitely not be creating trouble but would be congratulating them instead. What a wonderful ending that would be? Ouyang Kuangsheng was originally also a Heaven Chosen from their Ouyang Aristocrat Clan. It was just that there was conflict between him and the old Ancestor, leading to much unhappiness which in the end.
"Kuangsheng, please help to persuade Qin Wentian... Tell him to stop this, we've regretted our actions." An expert from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan pleaded to Ouyang Kuangsheng.
When Ouyang Kuangsheng heard these words, great waves rumbled his heart. He clenched his fist tightly and stared at the silhouettes in the air. Today, if it wasn't for his brother Qin Wentian coming here in such a domineering fashion, would his clan members beg for peace? Most probably, he could only watch on helplessly as Jiang Ting was forced into a marriage against her will. And just like what Qin Wentian had said, the Ouyang Ancestor might have even killed him to prevent all future roots of trouble.
And now...the experts of his clan actually told him to persuade Qin Wentian to stop? IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?!