ATG – Chapter 564

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Chapter 564 – Duke Yuan Que

He defeated Jiufang Yu, defeated Xiao Donglai, defeated Chiyang Yanwu… and now, he had won once again, defeating Duke Hui Ye. In every single match, all those who were present were convinced of Yun Che’s imminent defeat. To be able to enter this Demon Imperial Hall, every person present had to first be at the summit of Illusory Demon Realm and every single one of them had an extremely high status and authority, especially those seniors who had already lived for a few hundred years, or even a few thousand years. All of them possessed great discernment and all of them had been through extensive experiences. But in the end, they made the wrong judgement again and again, and each time this happened, they went pale with shock.

Perhaps, in the entire history of the Illusory Demon Realm, Yun Che was the first person to accomplish such a thing.

Duke Hui Ye had fallen in defeat, so the opponent Yun Che should face next was Duke Yuan Que; the person that no one thought would even have the opportunity to take the stage.

“Father, Big Brother looks like he has exhausted a large amount of energy. The Under Heaven Family has a special Profound Recovering Pellet. I will immediately go get one from them,” Xiao Yun said as he stood up.

Yun Qinghong extended his arm and grabbed him while gently shaking his head, “The competition that takes place during a Demon Imperial/Emperor Ceremony has historically never allowed the use of any medical pellets.”

“Then… then what can we do now?” Xiao Yun’s expression turned anxious. Even though Yun Che still stood up straight as an arrow, anyone could see the sweat drenching his face. Moreover, his face was flushed red and his breathing was exceptionally rough. He had just won a big victory over Duke Hui Ye, but it was clear that he exhausted a lot of energy as well.

Yun Qinghong furrowed his brows in concentration; he knew that Xiao Yun was worried that Yun Che’s remaining strength was insufficient and that he would unwittingly be ensnared by his next opponent’s evil scheme. He gently said, “Relax, even though your big brother’s words and actions appear extremely arrogant, he is definitely not a reckless person. This is especially so in matters concerning his own life and death. The fact that he has chosen to remain in the arena shows that he still has an ace up his sleeve.”

A person descended from the air in front of Yun Che. He was dressed in wine-red battle attire and his face contained seven parts arrogance and three parts dignity. Facing the Yun Che who had seriously injured Duke Hui Ye, his heart could not help but quicken slightly, even though Yun Che had clearly exhausted a large amount of profound energy.

“Duke Yuan Que?” Yun Che’s brows jumped, and even though he faced a member of the Illusory Demon Seven Scions whose ranking surpassed Duke Hui Ye, his face did not show a single trace of anxiety. It was almost as if he was not aware that his profound energy had been depleted.

“Indeed, it is this duke!” Duke Yuan Que’s finger brushed across the spatial ring he was wearing and a silver-colored long spear appeared in his hand. His arm swept out and fire began to spread on the body of his spear, “Prepare to die!”

If you were to compare the arrogance and haughtiness of Duke Hui Ye and Duke Yuan Que, as both of them were Dukes and ranked within the top three of the Illusory Demon Seven Scions, Duke Yuan Que was definitely not inferior to Duke Hui Ye. In fact, if he had headed out to battle before Duke Hui Ye, he would likely have been even more arrogant in front of Yun Che than Duke Hui Ye had been. But after Hui Ye’s miserable defeat, it was impossible for him to not be deeply shocked, so there was no way he could still have the mood to display his arrogance.

But even more importantly, he did not dare waste any more time, as he did not want to give Yun Che time to recover… when comparing their strengths, even though he was superior to Duke Hui Ye, it was only by half a level. Duke Hui Ye’s miserable defeat and serious wounds made it so that he could not help but feel apprehensive now that he was facing Yun Che. Duke Hui Ye had already been reduced to Yun Che’s stepping stone on his path to glory… If, by chance, he was defeated as well, then he, too, would become yet another stepping stone for Yun Che.

As a duke of the Illusory Demon Royal Family, how could he tolerate such a thing happening to him?

Therefore, when Duke Yuan Que attacked, he did so with all of his might.

Duke Yuan Que let out a huge yell and flames flared up all around his body. An aura that felt as boundless as the ocean welled up and rushed forth without restraint. The fierceness of this aura caused countless powerful currents to form and surge violently within the great hall. These currents impacted the air and caused the space within the hall to violently reverberate.

All the profound practitioners within the great hall felt a dull pressure on their chests, as if a heavy iron plate had been laid on top of them, and they were unable to breathe for quite a while. Those who had a comparatively weaker profound strength had to hurriedly erect profound energy barriers as their eyes were filled shock and terror.

“What… What a fearsome aura.”

“He is indeed worthy to be ranked number two amongst the Illusory Demon Seven Scions. Just based on this profound energy aura alone, he is definitely superior to Duke Hui Ye.”

“Such a fearsome strength, Yun Che should… he should not be able to win again, right?”

The aura that Duke Yuan Que exuded as he unleashed his full power caused the hearts of all of the younger generation to tremble and be filled with fear. It caused the seniors who had great strength to be fiercely moved. However, not a single person dared to loudly assert that Yun Che was doomed to lose… Even in this case, where it was obvious that Yun Che had very clearly exhausted a lot of his profound strength.

Because Yun Che had caused them to be completely dumbfounded four times in a row, coupled with the two sword moves he had used to defeat Duke Hui Ye, this brought about a shock to their system which was simply too intense.

Yun Che was the one who was closest to Duke Yuan Que, so naturally he was the one who experienced the full weight of the pressure caused by Duke Yuan Que’s aura. However, the Yun Che that Duke Yuan Que was staring wore a calm expression on his face and he hardly seemed moved at all. Furthermore, the scarlet greatsword in front of Yun Che did not exude any aura at all, but it made Duke Yuan Que feel as if he was facing an unmoving and majestic mountain, whose peaks were too high to reach.

This feeling was caused an extremely unbearable feeling to manifest in Duke Yuan Que’s heart. He gave low yell and he took a step forward.

The incomparably hard and durable black profound stone was actually directly crushed underfoot. This single step seemed to step on the entire audience’s heart and it caused every single one of them to feel a jolt in their hearts.

“Purgatory Helix!”

Duke Yuan Que thrust his spear out and a column of spear energy that was thicker than three meters shot out, and it burned fiercely and carried a scorching hot storm which rent the air as it rushed towards Yun Che. Wherever this beam of spear energy passed, it would cause layer upon layer of cuts to appear on the black profound stone floor as it shaved off an inch of the black stone. If this were just ordinary earth, there would have been huge, deep trenches carved into the ground long ago .

Facing this spear thrust which exuded such a terrifying aura, Yun Che’s gaze grew concentrated and he grabbed up the Heaven Smiting Sword with both hands. The sword blade carried a tyrannical aura that it did not display before as it smashed down with a loud bang. This stroke of the sword, which did not look the least bit elegant, brought along a world-shaking energy explosion, and chaotic energy waves swept out and engulfed the arena as the floor beneath Yun Che’s feet instantly broke apart.

Booom…

The giant sword collided directly with the spear thrust and in an instant, all the sound in the world seemed to have been completely devoured and an extremely gigantic profound energy storm violently burst apart. A large area of the floor of Demon Imperial Hall broke apart and jade fragments swirled in the air.

Cries of alarm soon rang out and blanketed the area as the surrounding profound practitioners hurriedly shielded themselves with profound energy. There were a few people who received a heavy impact and were thrown out of their seats. There were also those who had weaker profound strengths, and this impact caused them internal injuries and they vomited blood on the spot.

The Little Demon Empress stood up as her brows sank, and with a flick of her voluminous grey sleeve, she immediately erected a wall of crimson flames taller than thirty-five meters that surrounded the arena. In the instance that the flames began to burn, the profound energy storm that was raging across the great hall was firmly confined within the circle of flames, and not even a trace of energy leaked out anymore.

The audience who were seated close to and around the arena recovered their calm, and once they turned back toward the arena, their gazes were filled with terror.

When Duke Yuan Que attacked, he had done so at full force. Even though his name had shaken the heavens for many years, the power that he displayed when he attacked was still beyond the imaginations of anyone who had witnessed it for the first time. This was especially so for the strong individuals from outside the Demon Imperial City, as they could scarcely believe this power had come from such a young person.

But even facing such an attack as this one… Yun Che could actually still met it!

Duke Yuan Que personally witnessed his own spear energy beam being destroyed with just one sword stroke from Yun Che… Only one sword stroke. Yun Che was still standing at his original position and his feet had not even retreated half a step. Before Duke Yuan Que even had the time to be shocked, a figure suddenly blurred into existence in front of him, and that vermillion greatsword had abruptly cleaved down right in front of him.

Duke Yuan Que’s pupils shrunk and the silver spear in his hand fiercely shot out, but before the spear could complete its movement, the spear slash had already collided with the Heaven Smiting Sword.

Scree!

To no one’s surprise, Duke Yuan Que’s spear beam was shattered by the Heaven Smiting Sword like so much thin glass, and it did not even create any resistance as the sword sailed through it with a loud explosion. Duke Yuan Que desperately poured all the profound energy in his body into the silver spear as he gritted his teeth and blocked the onrushing Heaving Smiting Sword.

Boom!!!

With a giant ring, the Heaven Smiting Sword heavily smashed into the horizontal section of the silver spear that was being held by Duke Yuan Que, and the silver spear immediately bent to a great degree. An incomparably violent heavy sword energy traveled from the silver spear directly into Duke Yuan Que’s body… In that instant, Duke Yuan Que’s gaze darkened, his entire body shook, and he felt as if all the bones in his body were going to shatter into fragments. He felt as if he was not receiving a blow from a sword, but instead a thirty thousand meter tall mountain had fiercely smashed into his body. He had been smashed with such force that he could only endure it for that instant and in the next moment, he fiercely shot through the air.

The boundaries of the arena had been set and once a competitor exceeded those boundaries, it would signal his defeat. The flying Duke Yuan Que widened his eyes and he let out a low roar that sounded like the howl of a wild beast. As he was flying, he thrust his spear towards the ground. The body of the spear sank deep into the ground and both his hands held onto the spear in a death grip while he forcibly slowed down the speed of his flying body. By the time his body had finally stopped, he was no further than one meter away from the boundary of the arena, and in front of him was an incomparably straight pitch black trench which stretched one hundred meters; the trench had been caused by his silver spear plowing into the ground.

That sword smash from Yun Che was so strong that he needed to fly at least five kilometers away before he could reduce the strength of that blow. Due to the fact that he could not leave the arena, he had to forcibly endure all of the energy of that attack, and it caused all the energy and blood in his body to fluctuate wildly. He calmed down his own agitated blood and energy flow, but his right hand, which held the silver spear, still trembled steadily, and his complexion looked incomparably awful.

Before this, he still had countless suspicions over how Yun Che had used a mere two sword moves to heavily injure Duke Hui Ye, given Duke Hui Ye’s power and his profound armor. Now that he had experienced the fearsomeness of Yun Che’s heavy sword, he had come to realize that Duke Hui Ye’s heavy injuries and crushing defeat were not the least bit unjustified. If not for the profound armor’s protection, it was highly possible that he could have just died miserably then and there.

Yun Che did not take advantage of the situation to pursue and attack his opponent; instead, his chest rose and fell violently. Today was the first day he had used truly used the Heaven Smiting Devil Slaying Sword in a real fight. The degree of strength it displayed had caused him to exclaim silently to himself in glee but the amount of physical and profound energy it took to handle this sword was more than ten times the amount he used to handle Dragon Fault. He came to the realization that even though he had shattered Duke Yuan Que’s spear energy with one slash and sent him flying with another, just these two slashes were enough to cause his body to experience a momentary feeling of emptiness… He was very clear that given his current physical and profound power, handling the Heaven Smiting Devil Slaying Sword was still a bit of a reach.

Even though it allowed him to display an incomparably huge and tyrannical might in the instant his sword struck, it also wore him down by a huge margin… it could completely be labeled as a form of disguised overdraft.

It looks like I still have to find a way to raise my profound strength as quickly as possible…. Yun Che thought silently.

Even though Yun Che was the clear winner of the last clash, he was also very aware that given his present condition, beating Duke Yuan Que would be no easy feat. After all, he was still at the peak of the sixth level of the Tyrant Profound Realm and his profound energy was extremely robust and solid. Even though he had been sent flying by Yun Che’s sword, the silver spear in his hand had resisted at least fifty percent of that blow’s strength, and that spear had never left his hand since the beginning.

Duke Yuan Que stood up and his complexion was extremely dark and gloomy. His eyes flashed for a moment, then, he suddenly grinded his teeth together. As if he had made some sort of resolution, he violently pulled the silver spear from the ground with his left hand while his right arm also made an abrupt flourish. Following a flash of black light, an entirely jet-black long spear appeared in his right hand.

“Ah? Two spears? Could it be that he wants to use two spears at the same time?”

Duke Yuan Que gave a huge roar and all the muscles in his body suddenly twitched strangely at the same time. The twitching began to increase in intensity, and following that, the sound of joints exploding rang through the air with a series of successive bangs and pops. At the same time, the already shocking aura that he exuded suddenly increased dramatically by several times.

An extremely intense profound energy flooded out to collide directly with him and this caused the charging Yun Che to take half a step backwards as his brows sank. The profound energy protecting his body began to make a series of chaotic popping and hissing noises… and it was just this explosive aura that nearly caused the profound energy protecting his body to be torn apart.

Duke Yuan Que’s aura still continued to rapidly strengthen, and at this moment, his forehead, the back of his hands, his arms, and his chest became layered with fine, dark gray scales; these scales looked like dragon scales.

Even though Duke Yuan Que had inherited a thin amount of the Demon Emperor’s bloodline, his biological mother was the Chiyang Clan’s current Patriarch’s, Chiyang Bailie’s, own sister, so he had ninety percent of the Scorching Sunfire Dragon bloodline. Based on the thickness of his bloodline alone, Duke Yuan Que’s main bloodline was not that of the Demon Emperor’s bloodline, but of the Scorching Sunfire Dragon’s instead!


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  1. Furthermore, the scarlet greatsword in front of Yun Che did not exude any aura at all, but it made Duke Yuan Que feel as if he was facing an unmoving and majestic mountain, whose peaks were too high to reach.

    Mt Tai spotted!

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

    1. Yes especially the PALE part…
      Yun Che = “woooooh i learned a new skill!”
      Jasmine = “what is it?”
      Yun Che = “its a negative effect skill”
      Jasmine = “show me!”
      Yun Che fighting somewhere…..
      Negative skill release!

      The enemy becomes pale…
      The enemy becomes even paler…
      Vomited blood becomes even paler…
      Yun che uses heaven defying,god slaying, heaven smashing, hell turner skill!
      Wooooooohhhhh……! The enemy got even paler from fright…
      The fight went on for 3 days finally Yun Che’s enemy died, he could just not take it anymore.
      When he tought that he could not be anymore paler, Yun Che keeps using his skill “negatve effect PALE” and died a horrible death BLOOD LOSS.. .
      Everyone was so baffled that everytime Yun Che uses the skill again and again, and each time this happened, they went pale with shock.
      And they too died from BLOOD LOSS and some of them got heart attack from too many SHOCK..
      From then Yun Che became known as the PALE master
      The end.

  2. Good job Author, All those powerup from getting a (New sword, Stronger body, Golden healing bulshit, Dragon blood refined, reaching from Earth lvl 9 to sky lvl 9) and he can fight only someone only 7 lvl above him from before when he was in lvl 9 earth.

    In short all that training and powerups made Yun Che even weaker when compared to When he was in earth lvl 9.

    so sad… he will fight the last person and barely win . Just don’t make sense .

    The point is if he didn’t have all the power up and was in sky lvl 9 he would still have the same power he has after all that power up.

    1. im Actually kinda find it amusing, i dont find anything that make him actually lose the power to continue, i mean isnt that sword weight heavy but he got massive upgrade from budhha ? if he actually lose some power , isnt it looks funny ? because he wasting his time to actually play with his fire and ice ? he could just 1 swooph them. this looks like from he still in Xiao Sect oh yes i actually still remember that majestic fight , but this quite sad. i mean the author kinda joking with me

    2. It makes perfect sense. Every Xanxia ever, the MC can cross realms and the story always go something like “Crossing realms in that last realm you were in is not unheard of, but crossing realms in THIS realm is impossible!” Then the MC reaches the next realm after that and we start the loop again with someone saying “Crossing realms in that last realm you were in in not unheard of, but crossing realms in THIS realm is impossible!”

      In a nutshell, the idea is that the higher you go in profound levels, the harder it is to have strength to fight someone above your realm. Someone in Earth fighting a Throne is substantially easier than someone in Sky fighting a Tyrant.

      tldr: He’s not getting weaker, the realms are getting more and more difficult to cross.

      1. ISSTH did it right though. When Haowie gets an upgrade, you don’t actually feel like he hasn’t upgraded at all. And I never felt like we’re stuck in a never-ending “powerup->introduce an even stronger enemy->powerup” loop.

        ISSTH lets you soak the powerup experience first before introducing a greater enemy. Therefore you can actually “feel” that the mc is actually getting stronger.

  3. This keep mentioning of how heavy the sword is and how hard it is to wield is getting annoying he’s speaking like he didn’t already know this and hasn’t been training with the with sword for months,and if he really thinks or thought he couldn’t use it he should have used something else

    1. The problem is greatswords are too uncommon. He might have been able to find another in the city comparable to Dragon Fault in strength which would be ideal, but that would run the risk of alerting his enemies to what he uses, and most importantly of all, it’d probably get eaten while he slept.

      Realistically though, he should have used his family’s connections to get a replacement similar to Dragon Fault and just store it in a ring where the girl can’t get to it.

  4. Uh, 5 kilometers? Are we not aware as to how large of a distance that is?? Most arenas would never reach such a size, how the hell can that lame duke still be inside the arenas boundaries???

    1. You read it wrong. He didn’t fly 5km. The ditch made by the spear was only a hundred meters.

      More like he would have flown 5km if he had not used the spear to stop his momentum. The writer just wanted us to understand how much effort he put into stopping himself.

  5. As thing are… Wouldn’t he have wasted less energy if he didn’t use the great sword and just opened the third gate and relied on his speed/illusions and the profound handle to confuse and smite his enemies?
    At least I am somewhat unwilling to find him on the brink of exhaustion without him making use of his full strength.
    What if he had opened the third gate and used the GS. Would he have died or would he have actually consumed less energy? I mean, the cost of a higher output to make all actions easier?
    And shouldn’t his physical recovery be like… Crazy?
    I don’t know… Unwilling was the word.

    1. I’m amazed about the physical recovery part. He trained to the point that he can recover his body at the same rate chaotic space can destroy it. He should be able to heal all of his wounds and exhaustion in the space between fights, if not during the fight itself.

      I think the author nerfed his recovery substantially to be only used as a deus ex machina in the future.

      1. He was able to recover that fast, because the same chaotic space was filling him with energy, he just had to use the Great Way of the Buddha to redirect that energy, it was said after he got out of the chaotic space.

        1. Aaagh… But he should still recover crazy as hell!
          Didn’t Jasmine say something about how he should be able to grow back arms and stuff as he reached the higher levels, in those erlier chapter at the blue nation academy? I don’t quite remember, any of you who does?

  6. I’d say hong’er need to go on diet, but it’s prolly a buildup for slugfest final battle.
    After that in the crows area he’ll find thunder seed and jump up to new realm, in the meantime there might be some action taken against yun clan or xiao yun, yun che will get pissed and destroy either helian pang clan or duke huais clan.

    In case anyone is worried – not a spoiler, just predictions..
    If we’re to follow pattern.

  7. I wonder how many trump cards he will have to reveal in these fights… Will it go all the way to the profound handle or will he manage without it?

    Thanks for the chapter ^.^

    1. i would finish this dude, then use dragon god domain on the last dude, and while he is distracted, hit him hard with the sword. and undefended attack by the sword should take him out easy. this guy had most of the strength negated plus defenses and still almost got knocked out, the next guy should be taken out with an unguarded attack even if he is a lot stronger than this guy. yun che also has the evil god vein boosts as well.i doubt it will go this way though

  8. so i think next chapter he may use domain, if you look at the teaser, pikachu is trying to mimic the larger pokemon’s actions (yes i dont know their names i dont play pokemon go ahead rip me apart) so it may be the dragon blood in the enemy activating and then YC uses his stronger dragon blood to show him up. I may be stretching it but thats how it appears to me :/

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