Chapter 694: Kill Order
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian's perception floated in the vast starry skies, staring at the resplendent constellations here as terrifying waves assaulted his heart.
The vast majority of the constellations in the 7th layer were completely different. Not only was the aura they exuded tyrannical and terrifying, the unique appearances of the constellations in this layer also gave him an intense visual impact.
"Is that a giant turtle?" Qin Wentian stared at a constellation not far away from him. It was a demonic beast-type constellation in the shape of a giant turtle so large that it could blot out the skies. It lie horizontally across this astral river, incomparably vast. And for some reason, the tail of this turtle was in the form of a snake, and there even seemed to be a pair of eyes that were staring right at him, as it emanated an ancient archaic aura.
"This isn't a giant turtle but a Xuanwu instead." Qin Wentian's heart trembled. If he formed an innate connection with this constellation, he should be able to summon a Xuanwu and possess terrifying strength and defense.
A surge of pain threatened to rip his mind into pieces. Qin Wentian furrowed his brows, the pressure here in the 7th layer was many times more intense compared to the 6th layer. His willpower allowed him to step into here, yet he had no way to remain here for too long. He had to quickly find a constellation he wanted to form an innate connection with and condense his astral soul.
His perception then swiftly moved away, roaming this layer. Qin Wentian then saw a particular constellation which left an incomparable impact on him. This constellation resembled a gigantic mountain with its peak extending past the dome of heaven, akin to a primordial divine mountain of ancient times. It was unknown how heavy it was exactly. Just from staring at it from afar, Qin Wentian felt as though he would collapse at any moment.
Qin Wentian's heart thumped rapidly as he felt a sudden impulse to send his perception into it.
But eventually, he still curbed the impulse and continued roaming the 7th heavenly layer, staring at these bizarre constellations. He even saw a pair of massive eyes located inside a black hole, able to engulf and devour everything. There were no other constellations near this, it was alone in its area, the absolute hegemon, not allowing other things to exist together in the same space with it.
"Each and every constellation here contains inconceivable power." Qin Wentian's heart pounded, but still, he continued his search. He hoped that the astral soul he condensed would be able to complement the innate techniques and arts he cultivated. Only then would he be able to unleash the greatest amount of might that his innate techniques or arts were capable of unleashing.
And the two main most important arts he was cultivating now, were the immortal-ranked arts - The Heavenly Fiendgod Suppression Art as well as the Fiendgod Body Refinement Art.
There was no need to doubt the power of these two immortal arts, as their attacking might was exceedingly terrifying, and the Fiendgod Body Refinement Art would enable one to refine their body into the physique of a fiendgod, using the defense of their bare flesh to fight against the immortals and devils. What a terrifying concept was this?
Astral souls were able to augment the strength of Stellar Martial Cultivators' attacks, but in the end, it was better to support the cultivator's path to the peak. Qin Wentian naturally understood that he should choose wisely.
The pressure he was withstanding grew increasingly stronger, but Qin Wentian tried his best to ascend further. Every constellation that appeared in his field of vision was so powerful that they left a sense of trepidation within Qin Wentian's heart. But still, he continued enduring the pressure as he searched on. Right now, his tolerance had already reached the verge of snapping.
If he failed in his attempt this time, he could only wait until his next attempt to condense an astral soul. But still, he didn't give up. In an extremely far location from him, Qin Wentian noticed a beam of astral light shooting his way. An overwhelming might bore down, causing Qin Wentian's perception's projection to turn even fainter.
But even so, at this moment, his projection continued to make its way towards that direction.
Boundless astral light radiated from the constellation, it was a towering figure that stood arrogantly in the air. This constellation was in the form of a human and was tramping on the heavens with its feet while exuding an aura of absolute suppression.
This human-form constellation was incomparably resplendent, and in similar fashion to the black hole constellation, there were no other constellations near it. It was as though it couldn't tolerate the existence of others and would suppress them mercilessly if they dared to appear.
"The Heavenly Fiendgod Suppression Art, Fiendgod Body Refinement Art, grant me an extremely strong physique. This suppression-type constellation seems to be a good match for me." Qin Wentian hesitated no longer, his perception instantly gushing forth, seemingly in a frenzy as it dashed towards the constellation. The nearer he was to the constellation, the stronger the sense of suppression, this continued on for a few moments until the point where Qin Wentian's perception projection began exuding a similar aura. The projection stepped across this vast boundary, directly into the towering humanoid figure.
At this instant, in the 7th heavenly layer, beams of astral light pierced down from the sky, descending onto the silhouette currently cultivating in the ancient kingdom of Grand Xia. The body of that cultivator trembled violently but he still maintained consciousness, drawing energy from the boundless astral light that was falling over him to condense his astral soul
Now, in the Royal Sacred Region, a huge incident happened.
This incident arose from a piece of news, and that piece of news soon startled the entire world, causing a huge uproar in the Royal Sacred Region. This news was circulated from the Royal Sacred Sect, they issued a statement saying that Qin Wentian had offend the imposingness of the Royal Sacred Sect too many times. Hence, the Royal Sacred Sect had issued a kill order, seeking for Qin Wentian's death.
As a legendary character of the Royal Sacred Region, the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm Qin Wentian, was currently being announced publicly to be on the kill list of the Royal Sacred Sect. How could the uproar caused not be intense?
The Royal Sacred Sect was the hegemon of this entire world. Yet they actually issued a statement wanting to kill someone of the junior generations. This was simply an inconceivable matter. In these tens of thousands of years, Qin Wentian was the only one who received such 'preferential treatment.'
"So it turns out that ultimately, the Royal Sacred Sect still wanted to deal with Qin Wentian. Quinn's death already caused a seed of hatred to bloom between Qin Wentian and the Royal Sacred Sect. But this fellow is truly crazy and he is powerful enough to back up his craziness, causing the Royal Sacred Sect to make such a big fuss over him. But since the Royal Sacred Sect wants to kill him, how could he still survive?"
Many were musing in their hearts. Most probably this time around, this young man that surpassed the era-suppressing geniuses, exuding an unmatched magnificence throughout the generations, would finally fall.
This time, the Royal Sacred Sect was truly determined, even announcing this to the world. If there was anyone below the age of a hundred that could kill Qin Wentian, this person would instantly be able to join the Core Faction of the Royal Sacred Sect.
For others who managed to kill Qin Wentian, they would also be rewarded. The reward was a top-tier Celestial Phenomenon Art as well as a high-grade fifth-ranked divine weapon.
At the same time, the Royal Sacred Sect also made known to the public Qin Wentian's current location. Qin Wentian was currently proclaiming himself Emperor over the vast land of desolation named Grand Xia.
How could such a piece of news not induce shock and commotion?
Naturally there were those who speculated that since the Royal Sacred Sect knew of Qin Wentian's location, why didn't they act directly but rather chose to announce this kill order to the world instead?
What was their actual purpose?
The reason why they did this was actually a joint-decision by the experts of the upper echelons. Killing Qin Wentian was an order the Sacred Emperor personally issued. Since they already knew that the Medicine Sovereign was an immortal as well, they knew there was a deeper meaning to killing Qin Wentian. This time around, they wanted to see how determined the Medicine Sovereign was to protect Qin Wentian. Would he directly stand in opposition blatantly, using his strength to protect Qin Wentian?
They announced this to the world because they wanted to tell the entire world who this world belonged to. They wanted to see what the attitude of the Medicine Sovereign was, and what would he choose to do.
If the Medicine Sovereign really wanted to protect Qin Wentian, it was fine as well. The Sacred Emperor was their backer. Even so, they would rather wait and see the Medicine Sovereign's attitude; rather than acting first and killing Qin Wentian, which would lead to them suffering the revenge of the Medicine Sovereign. This way, they could minimize their potential losses.
A terrifying storm was birthed and swept all the way to the desolate Grand Xia. Numerous experts were currently rushing to Grand Xia, preparing to kill Qin Wentian.
And among those powers heading to Grand Xia, there were those from the Grand Shang Empire, the Violet Thunder Sect, and the most active among them was the Supreme Di Clan which Di Shi belonged to. Undoubtedly, they were the ones who wanted to kill Qin Wentian the most.
The experts of the Battle Sword Sect started to get worried for Qin Wentian and the instant the Human Emperor learned of this news, he instantly dropped everything and rushed towards Grand Xia.
Qin Wentian who was in the ancient kingdom of Grand Xia was now immersed deeply in his cultivation all the way until he received a letter sent from the Royal Sacred Region. This letter was penned by the Star River Lord of the Star River Association's main headquarters and the content within even caused Qin Wentian to feel some trepidation.
He had already guessed that the reach of the Star River Association was not merely within Grand Xia alone yet he never expected that their influence was also not simply limited to the Royal Sacred Region. Their history was even longer compared to the Royal Sacred Sect and they came from a place not of this world. The main headquarters situated in the Royal Sacred Region was only the tip of an iceberg.
The contents of the letter was to invite him to join their ranks. As long as he agreed to, the Star River Association was willing to send him out of the Royal Sacred Region, fully providing support for nurturing his growth and they would close a blind eye to the incidents which happened earlier. But if he disagreed, he must make a public apology and lift the ban he imposed on the branches of the Star River Association, allowing them to rebuild their branches and they too, were willing to forget about the previous incidents.
However regardless of the content, Qin Wentian was unwilling to accept any of their conditions. He also wrote a letter as a reply, and there was only a single line of content in it - This matter shall come to an end here.
His meaning was clear, since he ousted and banned the Star River Association from Grand Xia, this matter shall come to an end here, he was willing to forget the past grudges between them.
But Qin Wentian believed that there was no way the Star River Association would be able to accept this.
And not long after he sent out the letter, news from the Battle Sword Sect arrived. The Royal Sacred Sect announced to the entire world a kill order with him listed as the priority target.
After which, Ye Qingyun also personally arrived in Grand Xia.
In the ancient kingdom, Qin Wentian and Ye Qingyu were walking about together. Ye Qingyun then spoke, "Wentian, why don't you leave the Royal Sacred Region? The Royal Sacred Sect is serious this time, they won't stop until you are dead. I have a way to contact the Immortal Martial Realm, as long as you agree to it, I will get the envoys to send you out of this region.
Qin Wentian's eyes stared into the horizon and didn't reply immediately. Regarding leaving the Royal Sacred Region, it was merely a matter of time for someone of his talent. He wanted to pursue the path of the strong, and to know all the details of his birth. Hence, he would definitely need to leave this world. But how could he simply abandon everything and flee in this manner?
"The Royal Sacred Sect ultimately issued a kill order for me. It seems that even the Sacred Emperor has given his approval." Qin Wentian muttered in a soft voice. Earlier in Chu during his wedding, the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect bore down menacingly, yet they were slaughtered entirely. This matter would definitely be reported to the Sacred Emperor, and if they wanted to kill him again, there was no doubt that the Sacred Emperor had to give them approval.
Xuanwu is one of the four saint beasts of Chinese mythology.
East Azure Dragon, West White Tiger, South Vermillion Bird, North Black Turtle/Tortoise (Xuanwu)