Chapter 816: Give and Take
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
A terrifying blood-colored glow covered Qin Wentian. His eyes flashed with a hint of demonity and his immense figure exuded a demonic aura akin to a supreme demon lord of the generations.
Brandishing his long spear, it stabbed out with the full force of eruption. The numerous flood dragons were roaring as they dashed over, seeking to devour the skies and earth. Qin Wentian's spear was currently entangled with a violet-gold flood dragon. The entangled flood dragon let out an earth-shattering roar and struggled violently with startling strength, obstructing the spear while the other flood dragons rushed over to Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian stomped the ground and an even more intense violet-gold light abruptly exploded. His summoning constellation appeared in the air as many astral warbeasts suddenly manifested, rushing out with bellows of rage, colliding into those flood dragons.
"Hmph." Gu Zhantian snorted coldly when he saw this. A flood dragon the size of 1,000 meters that was coiling around his body suddenly soared up in the skies. The claw of the flood dragon actually lifted him up, placing him on its head. Gu Zhantian who now stood at the top of a monstrous dragon, constituted an even more impressive sight. His robes fluttered in the wind, exuding an unexcelled aura in this world.
After which, Gu Zhantian slowly stepped out as even more terrifying flood dragons shimmering with violet-gold light coiled around and enveloped him within.
"How can you fight against me?" Gu Zhantian coldly shouted. Grabbing out with his palms, the arm of a flood dragon shot out with indomitable force, able to break through all defenses as he reached for Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian's expression turned solemn. The battle intent radiating from him soared up to the peak. His astral constellation which erupted forth with the suppressive annihilation might that could shatter all obstacles obstructing him before this match, couldn't even block Gu Zhantian's attack.
He tightly clutched his long spear and with a roar of rage, that 1,500 meter imposing figure of his stabbed out with the 300 meter long spear as the thunderous force within made the time within this space crawl to a halt, as though about to be destroyed under the might of this spear. Gu Zhantian's flood dragon arm that was shooting over suddenly turned golden, containing a terrifying destructive might within.
For demon-level characters like Gu Zhantian, his innate techniques were evidently infused with the power of his constellation. That was the energy from the fusion of true intents. Although it might just seem like it's a simple-looking grab, there are many profound mysteries hidden within. It was just like Qin Wentian's spear strike, although it was unleashed via a simple stabbing out motion, the power of his fusion of true intents were all completely infused within and could suppress and annihilate everything.
Right now for Qin Wentian, regardless if it was his palm strikes or spear arts, all his attacking techniques grew stronger as his own strength and comprehension of the martial path increased. He was able to infuse his insights within and produced a might that would startle the heavens. For example, his Star-Seizing Palm not only had the power to seize the stars, a suppressive annihilation might was also within.
At the moment when the long spear clashed against the golden flood dragon arm, the long spear actually shattered apart. That terrifying attack was about to hit Qin Wentian and at the moment before the impact, Qin Wentian's palm circulated with a shimmering runic glow as nine waves of palm strikes erupted forth, slamming into the flood dragon arm as the resulting explosive impact forced him to the battle platform's edge. With a groan of misery, traces of blood could be seen on his palm.
Qin Wentian straightened his back, resembling a towering mountain that would never collapse. His eyes gleamed with light as a towering battle intent emanated forth from him. At this moment, he no longer used his spear but dashed out with his body instead. Blasting out his palms, astral light flashed as a miniature form of his constellation manifested in the heart of his palms. This kind of earth-shattering might radiating from him made the other participants on the Cloudheaven Arena feel a chill in their hearts.
"You think this would help?" Gu Zhantian's robe fluttered in the wind as he coldly spoke. His entire body was coiled with numerous violet-gold flood dragons to the point where it metamorphosed into a true flood dragon body. Blasting out with his palms, an incomparably huge flood dragon lunged out as both their attacks collided against each other once again. Qin Wentian's body trembled violently, but this time he was only forced back a single step before he launched another attack.
The light erupting from their constellations illuminated this entire space. Gu Zhantian coldly laughed as he countered Qin Wentian's attacks again and again.
The spectators below only saw a 1,000 meter large flood dragon lunging outwards. Under its attacks, Qin Wentian did his best to defend. This battle between a giant and a monstrous dragon was extremely brutal. The giant was forced backwards many times as blood seeped from his mouth unceasingly. The flood dragon grew increasingly enraged and lashed out with explosive might. Gu Zhantian coldly regarded Qin Wentian as he smiled, "Impervious to reason, since you wish to die so much, I shall grant it to you."
As the sound of his voice faded, the entire space around them trembled violently. A violet-gold flood dragon king appeared in the air, incomparably resplendent. With a dragon howl from their king, the various flood dragons in the vicinity started to glow with light as they attacked simultaneously, wanting to tear Qin Wentian into pieces.
Qin Wentian similarly howled in rage. Demonic qi towered into the skies as he soared up the sky. The astral light from his constellation shone upon him, imbuing him with even more power to retaliate.
"KILL!" A voice filled with rage erupted out. With Qin Wentian at the center, numerous figures of suppression blasted out in all eight directions, smashing against the flood dragons. Thunderous explosive sounds reverberated through space as the chaotic qi from the aftershock ravaged the entire area, even engulfing Qin Wentian within them.
At this moment, Gu Zhantian stepped out. There was no more flood dragons coiled around him, and it was only him himself. Lifting his palms, a boundless divine glow radiated outwards as an icy light flickered within his eyes. He threw out a Wargod Fist, turning the entire sky into chaos, penetrating the void, aiming for Qin Wentian who was currently engulfed by the aftershocks of destruction.
A heavy sound echoed out, causing the hearts of the spectators to pound.
"RUMBLE~" Another incomparably heavy-sounding noise rang out. After which the spectators only saw the battle halo of Gu Zhantian gushing out to plunder Qin Wentian's battle qi, as the immense figure of Qin Wentian was blasted faraway through the air. It was unknown if was he still alive from that.
"Senior! Jun Mengchen's countenance tightened as he stared at the horizons. Even Zi Qingxuan's eyes flashed as she stared in the direction where Qin Wentian was blasted to.
While for the other experts, all of them turned to Gu Zhantian. He will soon have a 380,000 meter battle halo after the plunder and it felt as though he became a legend. An unsurpassable legendary character of this selection test.
The combination of the top and second battle halo all gathered on one person. This scene was too shocking.
At this moment, Gu Zhantian was too dazzling, as though he was the undisputed invincible war king that no one was able to challenge.
"Overestimating your own capabilities." Gu Zhantian coldly spat out. After which, his battle intent gradually retracted. Just by simply standing there, it seemed as though he could illuminate this entire space.
"Although Qin Wentian is powerful, the disparity between their cultivation bases is too great. There was a difference of three levels and Gu Zhantian is a character who exudes magnificence through the generations. How can Qin Wentian fight against him?" Many in the crowd sighed in their hearts.
"Jumping three levels to challenge you but from your perspective, it's overestimating his capabilities." At this moment, Zi Qingxuan coldly spoke, staring at Gu Zhantian as she continued, "If you were in his shoes, would you have his courage?"
Gu Zhantian's countenance stiffened. He glanced at Zi Qingxuan and replied, "This isn't courage, this is stupidity."
"Hehe, if you and him exchanged positions, you would never have sufficient belief in yourself. Naturally, if you too truly exchanged positions, with him having a three-levels advantage in terms of cultivation, why would there still be a need for this battle? He could squash you effortlessly like a bug." Zi Qingxuan continued emotionlessly. And as the sound of her voice faded, the other spectators all had expressions of interest on their faces.
"You speak empty words." Gu Zhantian coldly replied. At this moment, beside the Idlecloud Immortal King, Zhou Zhan from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor stated, "A 180,000 meter battle halo as his prize. After this battle, the biggest winner in this selection test of the Cloud Prefecture is undoubtedly Gu Zhantian."
The Idlecloud Immortal King smiled, "That depends on how you look at it. For me on the contrary, I don't feel that Gu Zhantian was the winner and Qin Wentian was the loser. At the very least, Qin Wentian had accomplished his objective. From my perspective, that's even more important compared to plundering battle qi."
After he spoke, Zhou Zhan frowned. His perception then gushed out as he realized that an unusual occurrence was happening to Qin Wentian.
The countenance of the other experts all also changed and many even had unsightly expressions on their faces.
"He first challenged Li Yu, and then Gu Zhantian. This isn't simply because he wished to plunder battle qi but rather, he wanted to borrow external forces to provide a stimulus for him to break through his limits, thereby achieving an effect which will aid him in a cultivation base breakthrough. Although he hadn't reached the immortal-foundation realm, it isn't so easy to break through the levels during the Celestial Phenomenon Realm as well. He sought for more insights through battle, choosing to sacrifice his accumulated battle qi, preparing to pay that as the price for him to gain more comprehension because he understood that an impressive battle halo is nothing more than of secondary importance compared to one's own strength." The Idlecloud Immortal King watched Qin Wentian as hints of admiration flashed in his eyes.
And indeed, an instant later, everyone watched as Qin Wentian stood up. He stared at the 180,000 meter battle halo which was being absorbed by Gu Zhantian with a calm look on his face.
"Thanks for your battle qi." Gu Zhantian spoke in cold arrogance.
A hint of a smile flickered in Qin Wentian's eyes as though he held Gu Zhantian in contempt. After which, he slowly soared into the air and landed on a battle platform. Over there, this battle platform was occupied by the demon-level character Zhuge Yue. Her battle halo was several ten thousand meters, extremely resplendent.
Without saying anything, a 300 meter spear light erupted outwards, containing a boundless suppressive might. Instantly Zhuge Yue's countenance drastically changed. That supreme pressure shooting towards her contained a crushing power that instantly collapsed all her defenses.
A terrifying rumbling sound echoed out. A similar demon-level character Zhuge Yue who had the same level of cultivation as Qin Wentian, was blasted off the platform with a single strike. An in just an instant, a 50,000 meter battle halo appeared and revolved around Qin Wentian.
"Truly tyrannical." The countenances of the spectators stiffened. Both were demon-level characters but Zhuge Yue was actually so weak in front of him? Qin Wentian was simply too domineering despite the fact he was defeated by Gu Zhantian.
"Wanting to plunder battle qi? This can be done any time." Qin Wentian's indifferent voice rang out, causing everyone to feel an extreme arrogance within. But he spoke the truth, he did have the capabilities to do so.
"Anyway, I should thank you for your help. In the Eastern Prefecture, maybe we would still have an opportunity to exchange blows." Qin Wentian calmly stared at Gu Zhantian. After which, he descended from his battle platform, arriving at an empty location on the ground as he sat there cross-legged. The aura exuding from him started to fluctuate as though his cultivation base was showing the signs of an imminent breakthrough.
Upon seeing this scene, Gu Zhantian turned ashen. Although he was the victor and accumulated a battle halo the size of 380,000 meters, but could he truly be considered as the winner?
Although his battle halo was dazzling, but in the face of a stellar martial cultivator sparing nothing to pursue a higher peak, a dazzling battle halo wasn't even worthy of a mention. Qin Wentian challenged Gu Zhantian because he sought a breakthrough and was more than willing to pay the 180,000 meters of battle qi as a price!