Sovereign Of The Three Realms - Chapter 1166
Demon Emperor Bloodmalva wasn’t scared of anything in the world . In particular, he tended to hold human cultivators in contempt . But now, before this particular human, he felt the slightest sliver of fear . It was because of none other than Long Xiaoxuan .
“Just where did this human cultivator come from? How did he manage to contract a true dragon as his battle-beast? The true dragons are a proud race . Why would one of them serve a mere human?” The demon emperor was thoroughly confused . Unfortunately, it was a bad time to grapple with philosophical problems such as this .
Breaking free from the chase was a top priority . A great demon emperor was being hunted down by a brat still stinking of his mother’s milk! The demon was even as frightened as a stray dog . The very thought of it pained Emperor Bloodmalva’s heart . It was so frustrating that he almost wanted to cough up blood .
Shame, aversion, dejection . A multitude of emotions hung upon his chest, pressing against it uncomfortably . Thankfully, the demon emperor was no slouch in terms of quickness . He reached the altar in no time at all . Getting there gave him a much needed boost in confidence .
Turning from bloody cloud into a streak of red light, he darted towards the center of the altar . This was the place where the blood sacrifice had been completed . Apart from Wei Xing’er, the eighty-one female cultivator girls had been sucked dry of their blood and essence . Their corpse-like bodies were laid out on the altar’s smaller satellites .
Sitting down upon the main altar, Emperor Bloodmalva activated the formation embedded within . The eighty-one smaller altars began to turn gradually, spinning into orbit around the main one .
The bright mark on the demon emperor’s forehead suddenly lit up . An unnatural ray of red light shot out towards the eighty-one smaller altars, like a candle lending its flame to a mass of peers .
All of the bodies upon the smaller altars trembled in synchronicity . All at once, they began to slowly crawl back up . But these young girls’ faces were bloodless, their expressions stiff and numb . They were like actual corpses that had been reanimated, and that actually wasn’t far from the truth . It was an oddly chilling sight .
The demon emperor’s light produced similar marks upon the girls’ foreheads, though their versions were a tad fainter .
“O demonic soldiers, heed my command! Battle preparations, for an enemy comes!” As he spoke, bloody demonic clouds began to roil around the altar once more . Crimson wisps began to coalesce into the girls’ bodies .
There was more than enough bloody clouds to go around here . Being charged with demonic energies gave the cultivator girls newfound strength, and they moved with renewed speed . They brimmed with terrifying demonic aura and were creepily eerie . The once-pretty girls now looked more like female demons, and soulless ones, at that .
“Here we are, Brother Long . Be careful!” Jiang Chen and Long Xiaoxuan arrived only a few moments later .
A bizarre scene jumped into focus as soon as he descended into the subterranean structure . Jiang Chen frowned at the corpse desecration . “Evil must be purged . What has caused this perversion must die also!”
It was patently clear to him that the cultivator girls were no longer among the living . They emanated the same aura as the blood demons’ demonic clouds . They had unquestionably become not only Emperor Bloodmalva’s sacrifices, but his soldiers as well . This made him quite upset .
“The blood demons are truly the worst of their kind!” Jiang Chen declared angrily .
Emperor Bloodmalva was still somewhat pale . He sat upon the main altar, a flock of his girl soldiers all around him . Bloody haze from demonic clouds permeated the air . Furthermore, he had a formation to protect him . He felt much safer now . He glanced coldly sidelong at Jiang Chen, as if wanting to burn an image of the youth into his mind .
“I don’t care who you are, kid . The humiliation you brought me today will be visited tenfold upon you! Mark my words, that day will come . ”
“Why wait?” Jiang Chen snickered . “Victory and defeat, life and death;everything will be decided by the end of today . ”
“I admit that you have some skill,” the demon emperor replied coolly . “But you achieved what you did purely through ambush . When I have but half my strength, I’ll be able to kill you as easily as stepping on an ant . ”
Emperor Bloodmalva was exaggerating things a little, but his claims weren’t entirely unfounded . He had suffered a loss today because of two reasons . One, he hadn’t recovered the bulk of his strength yet, and two, he’d been snuck up on . In a full-on fight, he absolutely did not believe that he would be wounded .
Regardless of those contributing factors, however, the demon emperor took to heart the unprecedented humiliation of being hurt . Thus, he hated Jiang Chen to the bone .
“Brother Long, back me up . I’ll try to break through the formation!”
Jiang Chen wasn’t scared of the demonic clouds . Though Long Xiaoxuan was a true dragon, he wasn’t necessarily immune to the corrosion from the same . It was better for Jiang Chen to do the work himself . A wounded demon emperor meant an even weaker opponent . He wanted to strike before Bloodmalva had a solid handle on anything .
Without hesitation, he drew his Pentecolor divine Swords . The beginnings of his divine Five Thunderclap Sword Technique began to form .
Torrent of Ten Thousand Swords! That was one of the most lethal techniques of the Thunderclap Sword . Will brought into being a myriad of blades . A single sword was enough to lead them, and ten thousand moved with the unity of one . The swords gushed forth like an incessant flood .
The demonic clouds were quite potent defensively . But the Torrent of Ten Thousand Swords, bolstered by the Imperial Advent Onslaught Talisman, was even more jaw-droppingly powerful . The swords became countless streaks of light, pouring down from the heavens like a shower of stars .
Boom, boom, boom .
The formation around the altar was beginning to crack under the pressure of the unrelenting sword-strikes . Jiang Chen escalated the force of his assault by producing his Vermilion Bird image once more . He pressed down on the formation with the momentum of a volcanic eruption .
Boom, boom, boom!
Despite the duress it was receiving from Jiang Chen’s attacks, the formation just barely managed to maintain its integrity . Any crack that appeared was instantly filled by new haze . However, the speed of Jiang Chen’s Jiang Chen’s attacks was noticeably faster than that of the crimson mist filling in formation cracks . Therefore, the formation swayed and seemed even more tenuous .
On the main altar, the demon emperor became more and more restless as the formation was subjected to increasing stress . Without his recent wound, he would’ve long leapt into action .
“Demonic soldiers, marshal yourselves . Attack that fool with all haste!”
The cultivator girls had become Demon Emperor Bloodmalva’s puppets . They jumped out at the demon emperor’s words, wrapping themselves in demonic clouds without hesitation, then assailed Jiang Chen without hesitation .
Snorting, Jiang Chen formed another sword seal, delivering a decisive strike at the girls . Their blood and essence sucked out by Demon Emperor Bloodmalva, the girls were no longer human . At best, they were walking zombies . Even if he did rescue them, he wouldn’t be able to restore their former selves .
In actuality, they were already dead . Their bodies had merely been taken advantage of by the blood demons’ secret arts, transformed into soldier puppets by demonic energy . These demonic soldiers were not to be underestimated . The transformation enhanced their fighting prowess to three to five times what it’d been . A combined strike from eighty of them had remarkable power .
Thankfully, Jiang Chen was never one to shy away from a good brawl . The Torrent of Ten Thousand Swords, for example, excelled at fighting a multitude of targets . Mobilizing the torrent once more, he ordered innumerable sword auras to deliver relentless cuts across the demonic soldiers .
Tss, tss, tss… The demonic girl-soldiers were sliced up as easily as bread .
Appalled at the loss of his troops, Demon Emperor Bloodmalva hastily directed the remainder to withdraw . Each returned to her own satellite altar . One skirmish had been enough to cut down more than a dozen of the soldiers . Only sixty-odd remained .
Jiang Chen was a little suspicious of the instruction to retreat . The demon emperor was neither kind nor sympathetic . He definitely had other ideas for these demonic girl-soldiers . Though Jiang Chen presently had the advantage, he wasn’t going to take the demon emperor so lightly .
He was perfectly aware that his opponent was a demon emperor . No matter that he had only he had only twenty or thirty percent of his full power, Jiang Chen couldn’t afford to dismiss him all the same . Given how long these demon emperors had lived for, none of them were lightweights .
A glimmer of hatred flashed through Demon Emperor Bloodmalva’s eyes . He glared viciously at Jiang Chen . “You bastard whelp! Do you really intend on hounding me unto death?”
“You’re the freak here, demon,” Jiang Chen sneered . “Demons are like weeds . Any that are not completely uprooted will spiral into disaster for its surrounding environment . ”
The demon emperor broke into hideous laughter .
“How quaint! After a hundred thousand years, you humans are still as scared of us demons as ever, hahahaha . Kid, I haven’t seen a human cultivator as talented as you even in ancient times . A man of your gifts should just join up with us, hmm? Don’t you know that humans are a hopeless race? We demons, on the other hand, are exalted within the heavenly planes . The divine Abyss Continent will fall into our hands sooner or later . Rather than futilely resisting, it’s better for you to surrender outright . If you join our cause, then you’ll be amply rewarded on the day of our dominance . I firmly believe that you’re more suitable than the Resplendent Emerald Veranda master as one of us blood demons . Perhaps you’ll even become our young lord one day, heir to the greatest dao…”
The demon emperor’s speech was reasonably convincing . More remarkably, he resorted to solicitation without hesitation when he found that he was at a disadvantage .
However, giving Jiang Chen that spiel was like talking to a wall . Anyone on the divine Abyss Continent could join up with the demons, but it was flat-out impossible for Jiang Chen . Doing so would be an enormous loss of face . He was the son of the Celestial Emperor! He wouldn’t know how to face his father if one day they came face to face again .
“Bloodmalva, the demons do very well within the heavenly planes, but they are hardly the only dominant race . Put away your ridiculous superiority complex . Do you think that everyone wants a demon bloodline?” Jiang Chen’s tone was filled with derision .