Chapter 701: Rumors
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Dong Yu walked towards the Sacred Battle Platform. He then floated in the air and stared downwards with contempt at Qin Wentian. "Your talent in the Royal Sacred Region can be considered pretty outstanding. Even if you might have committed some mistakes before, my Royal Sacred Sect can forgive and forget the past, even allowing you to join us. But since you are so stubborn, wanting to step into the abyss, I truly feel regret for you. You no longer have a path to go back, the only path in front of you is a path that leads to death."
Dong Yu was a third level Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant. Within the Royal Sacred Sect, he can be considered one of the most dazzling figures of his generation. His future was already set to be someone of the upper echelons and before this, he didn't even intend to appear here until Zai Xuan showed an interest. He didn't expect that he himself would need to act just to kill a first level Ascendant.
The disparity between the third level and first level of Celestial Phenomenon was exceedingly vast. The strength of one's constellation, and the augmentation degree, were all stronger by far in addition to one's aura and pure attacking strength.
It wasn't only Dong Yu being self-confident. Everyone in the Royal Sacred Sect similarly felt that this was a battle with no suspense. If Dong Yu personally acted, Qin Wentian would definitely die here today.
"Does the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect usually fight using their mouths?" Qin Wentian stared at Dong Yu with a teasing expression in his eyes, causing an icy smile of disdain to appear on Dong Yu's face. After which, he landed onto the Platform as the curtain of light closed. Dong Yu unleashed his constellation, causing astral light to flash but the place where the light was most intense was actually at a position behind Dong Yu's body. There was an incomparably frigid silhouette of a frost king.
His constellation was an ice-type constellation, and in an instant, the entire Sacred Battle Platform was transformed into a world of ice and snow. Gleaming white snow blanketed the ground as tendrils of coldness permeated the atmosphere. There even seemed to be icicles raining down from his constellation and every bit of ice and snow was so cold that they could freeze someone to death.
The silhouette behind Dong Yu, was a frost king that seemed to materialize from the ice and frost of this area. It's eyes were eerily white, and seemed to possess the power to freeze his opponent's soul. The cold air radiating from his constellation unceasingly gathered on the frost king, causing his image to become more corporeal and the coldness exuding from him became so intense that ordinary Ascendants didn't dare to get near it.
Simply too cold, it was so cold that the coldness seeped into the bone.
Constellations were evolved from astral souls. At this moment, Dong Yu's constellation retracted back into his astral soul, manifesting the frost king. This was a kind of usage that occurred when Ascendants' control over their constellation had reached a very high level, This frost king was precisely the concentrated form of his astral soul. Astral light from his ice-type constellation shone on it, unceasingly infusing it with power, causing it to have overwhelming strength.
"Cold." This was the only sensation Qin Wentian felt now. Such coldness seeped directly into the bone and even into the depths of one soul, causing one to involuntarily shiver in the face of it.
Both of Qin Wentian's eyes turned fiend-like as they gleamed with a terrifying light. His Dreamworld Constellation appeared as well, as both their constellations seemed to superimpose on each other, as two kinds of energy permeated this space.
One was the energy of ice and frost, while the other contained an extremely destructive force formed from the fusion of true intents.
A cold wind gusted by, the cold qi transformed into a storm that ravaged this entire space. Dong Yu still remained standing where he was, coldly staring at Qin Wentian's silhouette. At this moment, his palms thrust through the air as a gigantic palm imprint of ice and snow appeared. Everywhere the palm imprint passed by was frozen solid. At this instant, Qin Wentian could feel an extremely terrifying coldness shooting his way. The power of Dong Yu's palm strike had the ability to freeze everything.
Terrifying particles of light surrounded Qin Wentian before they manifested into an ancient halberd. This halberd struck forth suddenly as scars appeared from the space that was torn apart. The destructive light concentrated in a singular point before exploding out with full power, colliding against the gigantic frost palm imprint as thunderous booms rocked the area, cancelling each other out.
"Your attack strength isn't bad. Seems like your usage of true intents has already reached a very high level of proficiency. However, the difference in our cultivation bases wouldn't be so easily mitigated." Dong Yu stepped out. The frost king behind him released another icy storm, constantly unleashing attacks towards Qin Wentian as the destructive frost engulfed this space, gushing out with no mercy.
The cold wind blew against Qin Wentian, causing his flesh to show symptoms of being frozen solid. His body flashed with resplendent starlight before it abruptly expanded, as his shirt was torn apart. An armor of astral light enveloped him, with runic patterns flowing all about. At this moment, it was as though his physique became indestructible, transformed into something akin to a real fiendgod that could suppress everything.
Dong Yu advanced nearer and nearer, the icy storm transformed into countless icicles that were as sharp as the edges of swords, continuing the barrage of attacks.
"How cold..." Qin Wentian's body was covered by a layer of frost. This degree of frost could even kill people. The coldness within could invade one's body, destroying one's life force.
Sharp sounds echoed from Qin Wentian's body as that layer of frost tried to break through his defense. All his four limbs gradually turned stiff. Although his defense was incredibly high, he would surely be frozen solid if he continued defending passively instead of seizing opportunities to attack.
Dong Yu who was at the third level of Celestial Phenomenon was truly powerful.
"DIE!" Dong Yu howled, a gigantic palm of calamitous frost in the ice storm concentrated by the frost king blasted out directly towards Qin Wentian.
Streams of destructive energy circulated around Qin Wentian as torrential amounts of demonic qi gushed forth. His aura climbed upwards and with a wave of his hand, a halberd containing a boundless indomitable force smash out, wanting to annihilate everything.
The ancient halberd directly smashed into the palm imprint, shattering it into pieces. However, the cold qi contained within still remained. Dong Yu coldly snorted as the frost king howled in anger, causing streams of palm imprints coalesce from the cold qi before slamming out once again.
When Qin Wentian inclined his head, he saw an endless number of frost palm imprints all over the air, so many that they engulfed this entire space.
Qin Wentian's attacking speed was also extremely fast. The halberd in his hand stabbed out unceasingly, causing rumbling sounds to rock the air, destroying the streams of palm imprints. Now, he made a grabbing motion in the air as rune lights flashed, there was enough power utilized to the extent where he could pluck the stars and seize the moon.
Dong Yu coldly snorted, as he used the frost king to protect himself, freezing the palm imprint before shattering it into pieces.
"Suppression, Qin Wentian is being suppressed. Dong Yu is so powerful, the Heaven Chosen of the Royal Sacred Sect is indeed awesome. However, his cultivation base is two levels higher than Qin Wentian, it's already extremely terrifying that Qin Wentian could still exhibit such combat prowess." Many in the crowd sighed. Dong Yi got increasingly closer as he unleashed a flurry of attacks. The gigantic fiendgod which Qin Wentian transformed into seemed well into the process of being frozen solid.
"How can you fight with me?" Dong Yu's arrogant voice echoed in the air. Qin Wentian's body radiated a resplendent light of the golden roc. His wings flapped as he explosively retreated only to see Dong Yu disregarding everything else, as he too pressed forward. Blasting out with his palms, everything in this space was frozen. The powerful icy energy barred the retreat of Qin Wentian as terrifying rumbling sounds echoed from this frozen world.
"Finger of Icy Extermination!"
The cold light radiating from Dong Yu's countenance towered up into the skies. His finger stabbed out in the direction of Qin Wentian as a roaring filled this world of ice and snow. The formless energy of ice and snow flowed from everywhere into Qin Wentian, invading his body. At this moment Qin Wentian's defense was broken through and he even felt as though his flesh was being destroyed by the ice. It was so cold that his entire body was shivering, and even the flow of his astral energy was affected.
"Dong Yu can be considered a powerful expert in my Royal Sacred Region. It's effortless for him to kill this arrogant country bumpkin." Zai Xuan who was in the air stated to Lu Ziyan who stood beside him.
"He doesn't appear too bad. But without personally experiencing it in a fight, we don't know if he's strong or not. However, the combat prowess of that country bumpkin doesn't seem too bad either. There isn't anything for your Royal Sacred Sect to be proud of by killing a low level country bumpkin right?" Lu Ziyan smiled. A battle between weaklings had no way to stir her interest.
"Ziyan, you naturally wouldn't think much of their battle." Zai Xuan laughed, "Anyway, I wonder if this news is true or false. If this news is real, Ziyan, we would surely be able to broaden our perspectives, At that time when the Heaven Chosen of the outside worlds gather here at my Royal Sacred Region, I wonder how many demon-level characters would show up."
"I'm filled with anticipation too." Lu Ziyan's beautiful eyes flashed with a dazzling light. "However, I feel that there's something strange about those rumors. This world known as the Royal Sacred Region is considered one of the weaker ones among the particle words. If a supreme existence announced that he is keen on taking disciples, there would surely be countless geniuses fighting for the chance. Why would he choose to hold the disciple recruitment event in such a small and remote world like this one?"
"Haha, isn't this excellent? Who knows, maybe we both have a chance." Zai Xuan smiled.
"Oh?" Lu Ziyan felt disdain in her heart yet she was still smiling on the surface. "If you manage to become a disciple of a supreme existence, even if it's an outer disciple, I will immediately marry you, allowing you to do whatever you want to me."
"Really?" Zai Xuan glanced at her exquisite figure as a flash of lust appeared in his eyes. He had wanted to eat this woman up for a very long time already; but this woman was extremely intelligent, whetting his appetite yet refusing to give in totally.
"Of course. However Zai Xuan, do you have the capabilities to achieve that first?" Lu Ziyan giggled, her words causing Zai Xuan's countenance to dim.
Indeed, for experts on the supreme-tier of existence accepting disciples, how could it ever be his turn? He wasn't even qualified to be an outer disciple. He knew his own worth and the fact that there was no way for him to win against the Heaven Chosen from the outer worlds.
"Hehe." Seeing Zai Xuan's expression, Lu Ziyan laughed and turned her attention back onto the Sacred Battle Platform. However she only saw that at this moment, there seemed to be a transformation occurring in Qin Wentian. From him, a dazzling light erupted outwards in an incomparably resplendent manner.
Astral light flashed as an intense violet-gold luster illuminated the entire Sacred Battle Platform. On the Platform which was enveloped by constellations, an astral soul with a violet gold corona appeared, instantly causing Zai Xuan to freeze. The smile on Lu Ziyan's face also stiffened as great shock rose in their hearts.
"What astral soul is that? It actually has a violet-gold corona?" Many among the crowd murmured, this was the first time they saw an astral soul with this kind of luster.
"It couldn't be an astral soul from the legendary 7th Heavenly Layer, right...?" All of them suddenly thought of a possibility as their hearts violently pounded!