Ancient Godly Monarch - Chapter 923
Chapter 923: Heavy Injuries on Both Sides
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
’’Xiao Lengyue has left.’’
The various spectators stared at the now-empty air. The sect leader of the Xiao Sect, Xiao Lengyue...#6 on the Immortal Ascension Rankings. Her search for Qing`er hadn't been a secret. Many people in the City of Ancient Emperors knew of it.
Xiao Lengyue wanted to defeat Qing`er to prove that she shouldn't have been ranked behind her on the Immortal Ascension Rankings. But she'd been defeated after engaging in a real battle with Qing`er and it had truly been a miserable defeat. After being punched by Qing`er's terrifying void fist, the Xiao Emperor's immortal sense had activated, thereby saving her from certain death.
The Xiao Emperor decided to immediately remove his daughter from the situation, most likely to another secure location in the City of Ancient Emperors. After all, according to the rules of the City of Ancient Emperors, he wasn't allowed to remain within the city for too long, and he must not interfere too much in the matters that happened inside.
Everyone stared at that ice-cold and flawlessly beautiful silhouette in the air, their hearts shaking with apprehension. The daughter of the Evergreen Immortal Emperor, the disciple of Matriarch Ji. She'd truly tried to kill Xiao Lengyue. Was this all because Xiao Lengyue had tried to cause heavy damage to Qin Wentian during that sneak attack?
If that's the case, the relationship between Princess Qing`er and Qin Wentian was definitely not an ordinary one. Because of that single attack, Princess Qing`er had decided to go all out in her assault, wanting Xiao Lengyue to pay for her actions with her death.
Right now, many in the crowd were all extremely curious. What identity did Qin Wentian have? He'd actually caused Princess Qing`er to react in such a way.
’’Sis Qingxuan, the more I look, the more I feel Princess Qing`er and Senior Brother Qin are very compatible. No wonder Senior Brother kept looking for her. They must have a very deep relationship, right?’’ Jun Mengchen felt gratified in his heart at witnessing Princess Qing`er's murderous assault on the daughter of Emperor Xiao Xiao Lengyue had dared to sneak attack his senior brother.
Before this, Jun Mengchen wondered at the kind of woman Qin Wentian would look for, given how outstanding he was. Who could match up to him? In fact, before seeing Qing`er, he'd worried that his senior brother would be disappointed in his search. But right now, he only had blessings in his heart for the two of them.
However, Qin Wentian was still facing off against Xuan Yang. Qin Wentian's demon sword hummed incessantly, and the vortex of sword qi forced the spectators below to keep their distance. They were also wary of Xuan Yang's weapon, a long spear extending out a beam of heaven-shattering light, terrifying to the extreme.
Neither could afford to lose the slightest bit of focus. Their control over immortal weapons was weak to begin with, but the power they unleashed was sure to be devastating. If they didn't concentrate on maintaining full control over them, a catastrophe might ensue.
However, it was clear to all what the situation had become. Xiao Lengyue had been defeated and brought away by her father. The Xiao Sect didn't help out because initially, this was something Xiao Lengyue wanted for herself: to fight Qing`er one-on-one to prove who was stronger. Also, many geniuses joined the Xiao Sect not because they had a good relationship with Xiao Lengyue. Rather, it was only because of her status, charm, beauty, and talent.
But now, this Princess Qing`er who'd just appeared, she wasn't inferior in any way to Xiao Lengyue. Naturally, the other members of the Xiao Sect wouldn't join in the battle and risk offending such a supreme beauty like Qing`er.
After this battle, the Xiao Sect would most likely break ties with each member and go their separate ways.
Also, Qin Wentian had held nothing back when he killed Xuan Xing, cementing the hatred between him and Xuan Yang, and turning the battle into a death grudge. And with Princess Qing`er thrown into the mix, the experts from the Twin Stars Alliance wouldn't easily act against Qin Wentian as well. Nobody wanted to die for the sake of a temporary alliance, and despite Xuan Yang being ranked #4, he was still at a disadvantage.
’’Most probably, Xuan Yang won't be avenging Xuan Xing today,’’ the majority speculated silently. With the departure of Xiao Lengyue, as well as the threat of Qin Wentian's Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay, the situation had instantly turned.
’’There should be a limit to your power. Even if I don't kill you today, you will never have a day's peace in the City of Ancient Emperors,’’ Xuan Yang finally spoke. The pressure Qin Wentian was releasing was now extremely terrifying. And he had Princess Qing`er on his side. All these factors made it impossible for him to kill Qin Wentian.
’’Is that so?’’ Qin Wentian coldly laughed.
’’This is the kind of attack that requires you to inflict injuries on yourself to attack others, so I'm sure you have to pay a huge price.’’ Xuan Yang's countenance was cold. ’’So what if I don't kill you today?’’
’’Even if you don't unleash your attack, it doesn't mean that I'll throw this chance away,’’ Qin Wentian's voice rang out. A demonic wind ravaged the surroundings as a heaven-annihilating power abruptly gushed out. Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered, appearing before Xuan Yang, and the entire might of the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay was infused into the demon sword. The demon sword let out an ear-piercing hum, and swung towards Xuan Yang, generating millions upon millions of strands of sword qi, each filled with lethal power.
’’He actually took the initiative to attack.’’ The crowd was taken aback. Xuan Yang initially intended to cease the fight, temporarily giving up his revenge for Xuan Xing. However, Qin Wentian seemed unwilling to back down and was holding nothing back to kill him.
’’ARGH!’’ Xuan Yang roared in rage as his spear stabbed towards the sky. Boundless ancient mirrors appeared, his spear strike manifesting a killing storm that swept over to Qin Wentian.
’’BOOM!’’ The two attacks collided with each other, and the ensuing explosion engulfed the two of them completely. The spectators saw only an eruption of light, and that both of them were forced backward from the impact. In the aftermath, even the shock waves were powerful enough to kill the spectators if they weren't careful.
Another shrill screeching sounded out. Dust flew all over, as the demon sword's humming intensified. When the clouds of dust dissipated, the spectators saw a gigantic crater on the ground. Two figures could be seen lying on the ground;one of them was Qin Wentian. For some reason, after unleashing that attack, he'd reverted to his original form. Right now he was lying helplessly on the ground, unable to move, and his aura was extremely weak. He no longer exuded the kind of overpowering aura that could tyrannize the world.
Xuan Yang wasn't any better as well. He lay on the ground, his entire body covered in blood and sword wounds. He'd been grievously injured from the impact.
The battle was a draw, with both parties unable to move, heavily injured from attacks that exceeded the limits of what the other could withstand. Qin Wentian's Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay was something that could only be used if he burned the entirety of his energy in the first place.
In the end, the outcome of the battle was slightly in his favor there were no wounds on his body. But even so, the power of Xuan Yang's strike had overloaded his endurance, causing him to collapse.
’’What an intense fight. It's been a long time since the City of Ancient Emperors has hosted a fight of such magnitude,’’ the spectators whispered to each other. Among the main characters of this fight, those ranked #4, #5 and #6 in the Immortal Ascension Rankings all played a part.
One of the results was that the #6 ranked Xiao Lengyue had been injured after being defeated and brought away by the immortal sense of her father, the Xiao Emperor.
As for the #4 ranked Xuan Yang, both he and Qin Wentian suffered mutually, ending the fight in a draw. As for Xuan Yang's brother, the #27 ranked Xuan Xing;he was killed by Qin Wentian.
It had been too long since such a violent storm had swept over the City of Ancient Emperors. And this time around, the main reason was due to the appearance of the God's Hand.
’’No wonder this Qin Wentian was so fearless. If it weren't for the appearance of Xuan Yang and Xuan Xing, the Xiao Sect would have certainly paid a heavy price to obtain the God's Hand.’’ Those of the Xiao Sect stared at the silhouette of Qin Wentian, their hearts swept away with waves of agitation. Even for Greedwolf, his emotions were now exceedingly complex.
And accompanying Qin Wentian was Princess Qing`er, the daughter of the Evergreen Immortal Emperor. Furthermore, the leader they depended on, Xiao Lengyue, had been defeated.
Qing`er appeared and stood next to Qin Wentian. She didn't say anything, only helping him up as she coldly stared at Xuan Yang lying sprawled on the ground. An intense spatial energy enveloped them completely, and with a flash, they immediately vanished from sight.
In this world, if one were to say who understood Qin Wentian the most, that person would be none other than Qing`er.
Her understanding of Qin Wentian had even surpassed her understanding of herself. From the time of their youth in Chu, she'd been by Qin Wentian's side as they grew up step-by-step, watching him from the shadows. Other than that period of time in the immortal realms, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that Qing`er knew everything about Qin Wentian.
She naturally also knew that Qin Wentian was currently very weak. In the past, after Qin Wentian unleashed the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay, she had taken care of him until he recovered completely. This time around, she didn't know how long it would take for Qin Wentian to recover.
But no matter what, Qing`er was very certain that if he hadn't been desperate, Qin Wentian wouldn't have chosen to transform into a great roc and used the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay to negate the demonic energy. In his entire life, Qin Wentian had unleashed the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay only twice before. First at the Pill Emperor Hall to save Mo Qingcheng. And the second time was back in Grand Xia when he'd used it to deal with the threat of the ascendants from the Great Solar Chen Clan.
Today was the third time. Which was why Qing`er was so enraged, especially after she'd arrived and the first thing she saw was Xiao Lengyue sneaking an attack on Qin Wentian. How could she not have killing intent?
But now, all she cared about were Qin Wentian's injuries. She didn't bother with anyone else and instantly brought Qin Wentian away. He was the only one that mattered in her eyes.
’’Senior Brother.’’ Jun Mengchen and Zi Qingxuan were startled. Jun Mengchen then heard Zi Qingxuan transmitting her voice over, ’’Princess Qing`er will take care of Senior Brother Qin. Let us leave.’’
Jun Mengchen knew that they shouldn't linger too long in this place and decided to leave quietly with Zi Qingxuan. No one noticed them go, whether it was the Xiao Sect or the Twin Stars Alliance. Everyone was still thinking about the earlier battle.
’’They left. Princess Qing`er's relationship with Qin Wentian might very well be that of a lover.’’ Someone sighed. This scene caused many young geniuses among the crowd to feel jealousy and envy. From what they saw, it was a high possibility that the two of them were lovers. It was truly a joyful matter if one could have a woman with such a background and talent as his wife.
’’However, it's said that the Evergreen Immortal Emperor favors his daughter a lot, grooming her like he would a successor. If Qin Wentian wishes to marry Princess Qing`er, it's not going to be an easy matter.’’
’’His talent is so extremely monstrous, as proven by his strength in battle today. Not only that, he even acquired the God's Hand. If the status of his clan can match with Princess Qing`er's, the Evergreen Immortal Emperor won't interfere too much.’’
’’You guys should stop overthinking things. Qin Wentian killed Xuan Xing. Even if Xuan Yang decided not to kill him, the Xuan Emperor's anger isn't something one can easily endure. Qin Wentian probably won't live for too long,’’ another person spoke, his words causing many to turn their gazes onto Xuan Yang who was still lying helplessly on the ground. This #4 ranker on the Immortal Ascension Rankings was now in a truly pathetic state. Not only had he witnessed his younger brother being killed in front of his eyes, but he also suffered heavy injuries.
’’There are too many geniuses here, and that earlier battle was simply too terrifying. I wonder if in the future there will still be people daring to seize the God's hand? However, even if people wanted to seize it, it won't be so easy to win against Qin Wentian.’’ The hearts of the spectators silently mused. Today, being able to witness such a fantastic battle, it could be said that they hadn't wasted their time coming here to the City of Ancient Emperors!