Chapter 459 – Counter Attack, Suppressing the Old Emperor!
The rumbling of the war lingered in one’s ear. Shockwaves were constantly wreaking havoc across the battlefield. The entire battlefield that covered a thousand miles circ.u.mference had been destroyed, and a huge mountain range was turned to dust in the middle of this raging war. Although everyone were fighting in mid-air, the entire Black Sect was crumbling as a result of this war. Conceivably, after this war, the Black Sect would be in ruins; nothing left over. As for those Divine Core warriors , when they found on that none of them could contribute in the war, and that they could only face instant death if they were to join, they quietly left the Black Sect. If not, they would end up in the same state as those crumbled buildings.
The newly constructed main gate and buildings of the Black Sect were going to be destroyed, but no one cared about that at this moment. If they won today’s war, their current location would just be a petty place, because at that point of time, the entire Martial Saint Dynasty would be theirs, or perhaps the entire Eastern Continent.
Although the Martial Saint Dynasty still had an advantage in numbers, after the Crown Prince died, as well as the reinforcement of Wu Ningzhu and the Nangong family, their spirit had hit rock bottom, and they had begun collapsing. If things kept going like this, perhaps the Martial Saint Dynasty really would be destroyed today.
Sad and miserable screams persisted as blood was spilled in all directions. Layer after layer of s.p.a.ce was shattered as devastating energy ripples filled every inch of the battlefield.
It was a fierce fight between the Imperial Emperor and Wu Jiu, but the Imperial Emperor just couldn’t defeat Wu Jiu. The death of his son had also impacted his mental state, causing a negative impact to his combat strength.
The bad news wasn’t just about the Crown Prince’s death. Looking at the escalating situation on the battlefield underneath, the Martial Saint Dynasty was getting closer and closer to being defeated, causing the Imperial Emperor’s heart to be filled with both fury and speechlessness. According to his original plan, he would easily be able to suppress and crush the Black Sect with their army’s mighty force, and the war would end in a short amount of time.
But he never expected the Black Sect to successfully call upon so many Combat Soul warriors, and then there was that formidable group that had appeared out of nowhere, turning the tables of the war in an instant. He was also annoyed by Jiang Chen. Initially, he thought that with the Old Emperor’s formidable combat strength, killing Jiang Chen would just take a few minutes. He had also failed to take Wu Jiu seriously, as he had just broken through to the Combat King realm.
Judging from the way things were going, Jiang Chen would indeed not be able to kill the Old Emperor. However, he was like a c.o.c.kroach that couldn’t be killed either. The Old Emperor was obviously fighting with all his strength, but he had yet to inflict any real injuries to Jiang Chen. And, Wu Jiu, the guy who had just become a First Grade Combat King, he too was a tough nut to crack. Thus, the war that the Martial Saint Dynasty was so confident they could win had fallen into the current situation. If the situation kept going like this, forget about destroying the Black Sect, there was a possibility that the Martial Saint Dynasty would be defeated by them today.
The Old Emperor was furious as he unleashed the Overturning Heavens Seal toward Jiang Chen, only to see it destroyed by Jiang Chen’s Nine Murdering Flood Dragons. Jiang Chen had formed another one thousand Dragon Marked, giving him a total of 12,500 Dragon Marks. He was making progress by leaps and bounds.
A grin emerged on Jiang Chen’s face. Right at this moment, his combat strength allowed him to fight the Old Emperor without being at a disadvantage. If he fought with all his strength, he was confident that he could inflict a deadly injury upon the Old Emperor.
“d.a.m.n little boy, enough playing with you!”
The Old Emperor furiously shouted. With a wave of his hand, a crystal sword that was radiating brilliant like appeared. It was an extremely sharp sword, and just its aura was enough to make the s.p.a.ce shake.
On the other side, the Heavenly Saint Sword appeared together with a loud cry and floated above Jiang Chen’s head. Its aura was no weaker than that of the Old Emperor’s weapon.
The two powerful swords both cried out in a manner that shook both heaven and earth as they transformed into two l.u.s.trous beams. They tore apart the surround s.p.a.ce as they flew toward each other, before finally colliding. The Old Emperor was able to tear the s.p.a.ce with the Spatial Force, but Jiang Chen was able to do it purely with his own sword.
The two mighty swords collided with each other, immediately destroying the s.p.a.ce in that particular area. A black vortex immediately shot out from the spatial crack that had formed in that area, and it carried a tremendous suction force that was extremely eerie.
Tap, tap, tap!
Because of that tremendous collision, the Old Emperor was forced to take three steps back before he could stabilize his body. Finally, a look of shock once again emerged on his face.
“How could this be possible?”
The Old Emperor was really shocked, as the young man in front of him was too strong. A moment before this, the Old Emperor had still been able to suppress Jiang Chen, but once he took out his King Weapon, Jiang Chen had unexpectedly been able to force him back! How did this happen?
The Old Emperor was no idiot. He guessed that Jiang Chen must have gained a huge improvement in the midst of their battle, and that’s why he was able to force him back. Because of this fact, a storm began raging in the Old Emperor’s mind, as it was extremely terrifying to know someone who could level up in the middle of a battle.
“Haha… Old Emperor, I guess you’ve attacked enough. Now, it’s your turn to be attacked!”
Jiang Chen started laughing as he completely unleashed the power of 12,500 Dragon Marks. The incredible power caused Jiang Chen to look like a burning sun that no one could stare straight into. The Heavenly Saint Sword was raised up high by Jiang Chen, and it was constantly letting out joyful cries. Without hesitating, he slashed the sword toward the Old Emperor. With the attack’s incredible speed, it left nearly no room for the Old Emperor to respond.
Jiang Chen decided to take the initiative and attack. Although the Dragon Transformation skill had yet to evolve, Jiang Chen could no longer feel any pressure from the Old Emperor. Thus, it wasn’t necessary for him to hold back.
What happened next caused many people to break into a cold sweat. The way everybody looked at Jiang Chen had once again changed. None of them had ever seen someone become so fierce in such a short a short of amount of this. In the second half of the battle, the Old Emperor was no longer Jiang Chen’s match, and he was forced to continuously retreat because of Jiang Chen’s attacks.
Nangong Wentian who was fighting on the battlefield beneath couldn’t help but shake his head. Comparing himself to a monster like this was truly upsetting.
“Brother Jiang Chen is indeed a genius that can’t be found throughout thousands of years of history. When we met him in the Southern Continent, he was far from being this strong, but just in this short period of time, he has become able to suppress a Combat King warrior! I don’t think that anyone underneath the heavens can compare with his talent!”
“I’m certain his future will be unmeasurable. Becoming the enemy of a monster like this is truly not a wise decision.”
Nangong Yunfan and Tu Yi were struck with shock beyond compare. When they remembered the scene where they had met Jiang Chen for the first time, they couldn’t help but feel embarra.s.sed, as none of them had taken Jiang Chen seriously at that time.
“Kaka, excellent! Little Chen, kill that old man!”
Big Yellow laughed out as he spoke. Many people were watching the fight between Jiang Chen and the Old Emperor; their positions had now switched. Before this, Jiang Chen was being suppressed in the fight, but now, he was actually the one suppressing the Old Emperor. If Jiang Chen managed to kill the Old Emperor, today’s war could be considered won.
The Old Emperor had been at the First Grade Combat King realm for a long time, and he was at the peak of the current stage. He was just a single step away from becoming a Second Grade Combat King warrior. Although Jiang Chen was currently able to suppress him, killing him would perhaps prove to be something extremely difficult to achieve.
The Old Emperor furiously roared out. Only he knew just how frustrated he was. He had been living in seclusion for a long time, and this was the first time in many years that he had come out to fight. However, a junior with a cultivation base many times weaker than his own had forced him to continuously retreat.
Jiang Chen became more and more aggressive as the battle progressed. However, no matter how hard he tried, he was only able to suppress the Old Emperor. It was currently very difficult for him to kill the Old Emperor.
“Hmph! There is a stronger existence hiding in the Martial Saint Dynasty; I must kill this old fart and the Imperial Emperor today!”
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed as he began pondering. Finally, he narrowed his methods to the Great Illusion Realm. Jiang Chen had rarely used this skill, so perhaps he could put it to good use against the Old Emperor.
“Illusion Heart Sutra – Great Illusion Realm!”
Jiang Chen suddenly shouted. At the same time, he began performing some hand gestures, unleashed mystical symbols after symbols. In an instant, the s.p.a.ce in front of him began twisting. The Old Emperor could feel that the scene had suddenly changed, as if he had entered another universe.
The loud battlefield could no longer be heard, the Imperial Emperor and Wu Jiu had disappeared as well, and his enemy, Jiang Chen, was nowhere to be found.
After that, with a flicker of light and dark, the Old Emperor returned to a bright palace in the Martial Saint Dynasty, then he suddenly began roaring out like a crazy man.
This heartbreaking roar resounded throughout the entire scene, attracting everyone’s attention. What the crowd saw was the Old Emperor who had suddenly gone crazy. He was repeatedly waving the sword in his hand, slicing the s.p.a.ce around him into separate pieces. However, no one knew what had happened, and why the Old Emperor had suddenly gone crazy.
Outside the Great Illusion Realm, Jiang Chen couldn’t help but shake his head, “This Illusion Heart Sutra is truly powerful. It can pull out anything that is hidden in depths of one’s heart. Looks like the Old Emperor has seen something he really didn’t want to see, thus he became crazy.”
Jiang Chen had to acknowledge the frightening ability of the Illusion Heart Sutra. However, using an illusion like this was a great risk for him, so he rarely used it against his enemy. Unexpectedly, it actually yielded a pretty good result this time.
Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up, and he suddenly retracted the Great Illusion Realm. In an instant, the things that had appeared in front of the Old Emperor disappeared, and he was once again back at the raging battlefield. The sudden change in environment brought the Old Emperor a lot of discomfort, so he was startled. He stood straight in mid-air with both eyes completely red, and he was panting for breath. He was still stuck in the previous environment inwardly.
No doubt, it was incredibly deadly for the Old Emperor to stand blankly like that, because Jiang Chen would never let this opportunity slip away. His feet moved, and with incredible speed, he appeared in front of the Old Emperor. Without hesitating, he sliced it toward the Old Emperor’s head.