Chapter 815: Clash of the Strongest
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
An incomparable suppressive might versus an inextinguishable sword technique. The instant they collided, a terrifying light covered the entire battle platform. The crowd only saw numerous figures of suppression shooting out towards Li Yu while Qin Wentian's fist simultaneously blasted out in a heaven-shaking manner.
Seven stars circulated around the sword diagram above Li Yu as he rode the sword diagram below, slashing out a number of strikes. Every single one of his sword strikes contained supreme might, the humming of his swords struck fear in the hearts of the spectators.
"What a powerful collision. The two of them have gone mad from battling." The spectators continued watching. Qin Wentian walked out step by step, underneath that powerful sword might of his opponent, the suppression energy gushing from him grew even stronger. He wanted to use this suppressive annihilation energy to destroy everything, subduing his opponent's sword technique.
Right now, Qin Wentian waved his hand as a terrifying 300 meter long astral spear materialized into being. Rushing out, his spear erupted forwards as a boundless divine glow circulated around it. At the tip of the spear, a formless pressure enveloped this entire space as rumbling suppressive sounds echoed through the air as though even space itself couldn't stand up to his suppression might.
The sword light was destroyed inch by inch, the suppressive annihilation might contained within Qin Wentian's spear was too terrifying, capable of even disrupting Li Yu's sword technique.
Taking another step forward, Qin Wentian moved closer to Li Yu. His long spear shimmered with a resplendent glow, absorbing astral light from his constellation as the energies gathered at the tip of the spear. Somehow, there was a faint trace of law energy that could be felt within.
Another spear strike pierced out. This spear strike seemingly contained all the comprehensions and insights Qin Wentian gained within the two years he spent in the combat region palace. Boundless amounts of energy congregated at the spear tip before magnifying in magnitude an untold amount of times. This space suddenly felt like it was owned by the spear. The swords of Li Yu was instantly destroyed the moment they came into contact with it. A blinding spear light flashed as Li Yu felt an irresistible energy boring down on him. Utilizing the seven star sword art to the maximum, the sword diagrams danced wildly in the air but to no avail, they were both shattered apart by Qin Wentian's spear.
Although the spear wasn't very big in side, the spear tip contained the entirety of energy within Qin Wentian's astral soul and constellation. Naturally, that in addition to his powerful body, there was no need to doubt the might of his attacks.
"BANG BANG BANG BANG!" His spear strikes seemed to slice through everything like a hot knife through butter, destroying everything in its path. After his sword diagrams shattered, Li Yu explosively retreated. His sword waved about in the air, trying to buy him time but it ended up getting directly crushed apart as well.
"Chi!" A light piercing sound rang out as the spear light pierced into his chest, forcibly stopping his movements. With a roar of rage, the 170,000 meter battle halo of Qin Wentian started their plunder, devouring the battle qi from Li Yu. An instant later, that devastating pressure in the atmosphere abruptly lifted. Qin Wentian stood there with his spear, staring at Li Yu as he stated, "You've lost."
Li Yu stared at the long spear embedded in his chest. Although it had penetrated his body, Qin Wentian didn't release the energy of the spear tip, thereby sparing his life. Evidently, Qin Wentian had shown mercy. This degree of injury couldn't be considered fatal to stellar martial cultivators.
Li Yu cast a deep glance at Qin Wentian before turning around and descending from the battle platform. This battle, he had lost so badly that he didn't have any words to utter.
"Even a heaven chosen at the sixth-level was defeated in his hands. He's too powerful." The hearts of the crowd sighed in admiration. At this moment, the battle halo of Qin Wentian had reached 180,000 meters, glowing resplendently with a violet-golden light.
However, Qin Wentian was still not the most dazzling character. During his fight with Li Yu, Gu Zhantian consecutively defeated two opponents and his battle halo had already reached the size of 200,000 meters. However, the color of his halo wasn't as rich as that of Qin Wentian. Because Qin Wentian defeated an opponent two levels above him, the violet-gold hue was richer. And in addition, the degree of augmentation provided might be even stronger compared to Gu Zhantian.
Only to see that at this moment, Gu Zhantian stared at the battle platform Qin Wentian was at as he commented, "How regretful, your cultivation level is too low."
As the sound of his voice faded, countless gazes turned their attention to Gu Zhantian.
The two of them seemed almost about to enter combat. Even if Qin Wentian didn't have the intention to, his actions earlier were almost like a direct provocation against Gu Zhantian, accumulating a battle halo that was the most resplendent of all. But right now, Gu Zhantian's words were like a reply to Qin Wentian. He would always be the number one, nobody can snatch that away from him.
"If his cultivation level is higher by a little, do you think you still can remain on the Cloudheaven Arena?" At this moment a voice drifted over. The gazes of the crowd glanced at another platform where a handsome-looking young man was at. The lips of the young man curled into a slight smile as he stared at Gu Zhantian. The light of arrogance in his eyes seemed as though he didn't even placed Gu Zhantian in his eyes despite the fact that Gu Zhantian's battle halo was currently the largest.
"Your battle halo is the largest only because you kept camping down below only showing up to plunder battle qi from those people whose battle halo reached a certain size. But my senior brother always stayed on his battle platform, accepting all challenges. Only during the last few battles did he showed his true strength and now, he's already almost surpassed you? Using your cowardly method to plunder battle qi, regardless if it's my senior brother or me, our battle halos would have long reached a size of over 200,000 meters."
Jun Mengchen casually stated. Gu Zhantian turned his gaze over and smiled, "Oh, is that so? In that case why don't you guys try my method now? Let's see if your battle halo can surpassed mine."
"Hmph," Jun Mengchen snorted coldly stepping out, intending to accept the challenge. But at this moment, Qin Wentian interjected, "Mengcheng."
"Senior." Jun Mengchen turned his eyes to Qin Wentian.
"What use does the battle qi have for us? This place is merely the Cloud Prefecture's selection test. It isn't our target." Qin Wentian replied.
Jun Mengchen's countenance flashed as a dazzling light flickered in his eyes. After which he nodded, "Senior brother is right. This is merely a selection test at a mere prefecture. Our true target is within the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect."
"What audacious and boastful words." Gu Zhantian gave a low laugh.
"Although the larger one's battle halo is, the more resplendent it would be. But comparing that to raising your own strength, it's obvious which is more important." Qin Wentian replied in a faint tone. Jun Mengchen smiled and nodded, "Senior brother is right, I must learn properly from senior."
"This is merely my opinion. But Mengcheng you have your own way of thinking, just follow your heart." Qin Wentian nodded to Jun Mengchen. He was really fond of the personality of this junior brother of his. When he was quiet, he appeared to be like a delicate youth, neither inpatient nor proud; but when in battle, his arrogance towered into the heavens as though he was the king of all things, unmatched and invincible. Also, although he has a streak of arrogance in him, he was extremely respectful of him and Zi Qingxuan. One could see that his innate disposition was kind.
Qin Wentian only reminded a little because Jun Mengchen was too overly attached on how people view him. His state of heart still needs some improvement but of course if Jun Mengchen was the kind of person who only listened to themselves and couldn't be persuaded, Qin Wentian wouldn't have said anything. After all, the Heavenly Talisman Realm was a unique power, with many people of different personalities. If their characters didn't match they just didn't need to be so close to each other. Just having mutual respect would do.
It was only because he was fond of Jun Mengchen's carefree spirit and even treated this junior brother of his as a good friend. This was why he would say these things.
"Understood." Jun Mengchen nodded his head. However he was thinking, was his senior brother fighting so madly because he wanted to use this as another opportunity to temper his strength.
"What a humorous statement." A mocking voice sounded out. Gu Zhantian stood with his hands behind his back and stared over in Qin Wentian's direction. He emotionlessly continued, "Your words make it as though the fights I picked through my method were solely to accumulate the largest battle halo and not to increase my strength. Let me tell you this, on the Cloudheaven Arena, I want to temper my strength as well as acquire the largest and most dazzling halo. What contradiction is there? Your words are too hypocritical."
Qin Wentian glanced at Gu Zhantian. Gu Zhantian had a lanky figure and the aura radiating from him was quite fearsome. Just casually standing there, it was sufficient to exude a feeling of supremacy. He felt extremely conceited as though if he was here, there would be no one who could be more outstanding than him. Just like what he said earlier, the only purpose of him being here was to accumulate enough battle qi to acquire the largest and most dazzling battle halo.
Qin Wentian soared up into the air before stepping out. This single step of his, when took by his 1,500 meter large body, directly stepped upon the battle platform Gu Zhantian was on, catching everyone by surprise.
Below the Cloudheaven Arena, the muttering crowd gradually turned silent. Many of them had their mouths opened as they stared with shock at the scene above.
Even those extremely powerful characters beside Idlecloud King couldn't help but to start as they stared at the scene in a daze.
Qin Wentian, he actually...chose to step on Gu Zhantian's battle platform?
This already wasn't a case of him being crazy but rather, it was him courting death!
What level of cultivation did Gu Zhantian have? He is a seventh-level ascendant! In addition, he's also the participant with the largest and most resplendent battle halo. Although Qin Wentian was a supreme demon-level character, there was a three level disparity comparing Gu Zhantian's and his cultivation base. If this wasn't courting death, what is?
If Qin Wentian were to choose an ordinary ascendant, maybe the spectators would still think that he has a chance of victory. But this Gu Zhantian was someone who has a 200,000 meter battle halo. Who could contend against him?
Even Gu Zhantian himself was stunned by Qin Wentian's sudden arrival. Although there was a battle of words between them, he still wouldn't imagine that Qin Wentian would dare to step on his battle platform. This was a territory that belonged to him and at the very least within the Cloud Prefecture, it was absolutely for there to be someone who dared to take the initiative to challenge him.
"Let me see then, how strong your strength is." Qin Wentian spoke in a low voice. The battle qi from his halo howled, he clutched his spear tightly as his violet-gold astral soul flashed while his constellation appeared in the air.
Gu Zhantian smiled before he started laughing maniacally. After which, a towering battle might emanated from his body.
"Overestimating your own capabilities." Gu Zhantian stepped forwards. Despite Qin Wentian's immense figure, Gu Zhantian still possessed absolute confidence. Behind him, a violet-gold flood dragon filled with endless might manifested while in the air, a constellation in the form of many flood dragons appeared, seemingly wanting to devour this entire space. The pressure they exuded were so great that it seemed that the space was trembling due to their might.
"Gu Zhantian also has a violet-gold astral soul!"
"These two are both geniuses on the same level but sadly, Qin Wentian's cultivation base is just too weak, too far apart from Gu Zhantian's. I'm afraid he won't be able to stand even a single strike given the disparity of their cultivation. How good would it be if he too, possessed a cultivation base at the seventh-level of Celestial Phenomenon? The two of them would then be able to fight each other on the highest peak."
"BOOM!" Gu Zhantian punched out. There seemed to be numerous violet-gold flood dragons coiled around there, erupting forth with a bellow of rage. Their countenance was wretched and sinister and wanted nothing more than to devour Qin Wentian.
Although Gu Zhantian's size was small and seemed inconsequential before Qin Wentian's 1,500 meter figure, just a single punch from him contained enough devastating power to threaten Qin Wentian!