AST 2484 - Frightening Killing Strike, Tianlian Yushen Mountain
Qing Shui was not surprised. Once the Hound Battle God entered its battle mode, its strength, speed, and power would increase significantly. Its hair also became shiny and a few meters thick.
This was the hound’s battle cry. A giant, black dog with bloodshot eyes. Its entire body enlarged by 30%. Leading with its thick muscular forelegs, the hound pounced towards Qing Shui as if it was black lightning.
Qing Shui was knocked back by the force of impact. His body was covered in blood and his clothing in tatters. Black fur and fresh blood fell from the giant black hound’s body.
Five Elements Hellhound had reacted, but it was blocked by the Dragon Slaying Beast.
Qing Shui’s blood surged. The strength of this Hound Battle God was terrifying. If it was not for the Divine Weapon Flying Sword, he would not have been able to withstand that attack. The destructive damage from the hound was too great.
Hound Battle God could not believe what had unfolded neither. A fully-powered strike could not critically injure its opponent. Further, the hound had received an injury instead. This was something that he could not accept. He was successful in every endeavor within the Purgatory. He did not have to care for the wellbeing of those he trampled, nor did he have to worry about what devastation he would cause.
Qing Shui now understood that this Hound Battle God had its own special abilities. It was similar to his own Emperor’s Qi, Divine Weapon Flying Sword, and Buddha Ultimate Art.
Heavens would not favor only him.
The Hound Battle God roared as a battle cry once again. With its fur glittering in its black silkiness, its power was strengthened by 30% while its speed was also increased.
However, Qing Shui still had his Heavenly Vision Technique. He used the Sixth Mortal Step to buff his strength. This aura was rapidly increasing. He paced towards the Hound Battle God to attack.
A flash flew past the Hound Battle God’s eyes. Suddenly, a red light three feet long shot out of its eyes. Its entire body rapidly shrunk to the size of an adult human. Its claws were glittering like frost at dawn on a winter morning. With an attack that could split the heaven and earth, the hound rushed towards Qing Shui once again.
Five Elements Hellhound howled.
Qing Shui felt as though he could not move. At the same time, Qing Shui noticed the Hound Battle God’s killing intent. The hound was oozing with the feeling as if it was about to win.
Qing Shui was not worried. Or rather, he did not have much time to think. With the Divine Weapon Flying Sword in his hand, he slashed out fiercely.
With Stellar Transposition enhanced on the Divine Weapon Flying Sword, the slash became abnormally powerful.
The Hound Battle God did not panic. Its body suddenly emitted a black glow similar to that of a divine shield. It continued its charge towards Qing Shui without hesitation.
A golden flash appeared, accompanied by an earth-shattering screech. The attack damage from the combination of Divine Weapon Flying Sword enhanced with Stellar Transposition was too powerful. The strike had sliced through the Hound Battle God’s divine shield and smoothly slashed through the Hound Battle God.
As though the entire world had been dyed in blood, the sliced Hound Battle God exploded. At the same time, the Purgatory disappeared. The Five Elements Hellhound also disappeared. Once the master had died, it too would cease to exist.
The battle was over. Those who were on Qing Shui’s side were not surprised. There were no certainties on what type of dangers had occurred. Others within the area were pale as dying embers. The previous agreement still existed. Their best result was to become prisoners. Their fate was sealed in the others’ hands. If they were unlucky, they would be killed.
Qing Shui stood there, not covered in blood. Even with the Divine Weapon Flying Sword, his aura was not overpowering. He gave off an aura of an immortal. A man that could seem so pure and untainted that the corruptness of mortality seemed like an abstract concept to him.
Shen Huang and Beihuang Fan were lost in thought. Once they had recovered, their faces were blushing. They even felt embarrassed to look at each other.
Qing Shui stored his Divine Weapon Flying Sword. He walked forward and said, “According to the rules, the Divine Palace shall now belong to us.”
Shen Shao was completely crippled with one strike. However, Qing Shui had not completely eradicated them. As long as they were not devoid of conscience, as long as they had some righteousness left in them, they could stay. Qing Shui was not going to stay here forever. This area would eventually be given to others.
Unknowingly, he had already spent a month at this Divine Palace. He also gained some insights during this month. He now understood why such a powerful Hound Battle God was in such a small place. The Hound Battle God was simply met with bad luck.
The Hound Battle God had only been here for three years. He was not from here originally. He had come here in search of a treasure land known as the Jade Liquor Divine Cave. However, he was unable to break through the formation at the mouth of the cave. He had been searching for a formation master since then, for the last three years. Legend had it that the Jade Liquor Divine Cave was home to the Divine Grade Jade Liquor.
This information was censored by the Hound Battle Gone. Very few Battle Gods were aware of this information, and none of them had let this information slip. With the death of the Hound Battle God, those Battle Gods who knew of this information informed Qing Shui because he wanted to take over the Divine Palace.
This Battle God was quite clever. He even wanted to follow Qing Shui, but Qing Shui wanted him to stay behind instead. This was only the first location and there would be many others like it. Qing Shui wanted to slowly overturn this Divine Nation.
Knowing Qing Shui’s thoughts, the Battle God’s face turned solemn. Qing Shui laughed, “You don’t believe I have this ability? Will you spread this news?”
“If I were to spread this piece of information, you could simply have this White Eagle Battle God killed.” The man laughed bitterly as he spoke.
“Alright, you can be the Palace lord. Practice the thing I handed you diligently. It should not interfere with your White Eagle Inheritance.”
Qing Shui did not do anything else to anyone here, but he forewarned all of them. If any of them were to do harm, he would not mind returning and annihilating them.
His threat carried weight.
Tianlian Yushen Mountain!
The name was misleading. This area was nothing more than an area for adventure. It was medium in size with decent scenery. It did not matter whether they were martial artists or normal hunters, they were able to make a living here.
Following the words of the White Eagle Battle God, this area was easy to find for anyone with enough power. All one had to do was bypass some formidable beasts, as well as two poisonous beasts. Their strongest was on par with Dark Phoenix and their weakest was on par with Dragon Spider.
Even Qing Shui had to utilize his strength to come here. However, Qing Shui had never planned on killing off anyone, even if it was riskier for those around him.
“It really is an ancient formation!”
Qing Shui was puzzled by the restriction from the ancient formation. It was a strange one. He had tried to break through twice and both times he had failed.
This was the first time he had failed like this, but Qing Shui was not one to give up easily. If it was sealed by a formidable formation, there must be a great reward behind the seal. It further encouraged Qing Shui to get past the formation.
It must be broken!
Others have already set up tents around the area. Qing Shui told them that they were not leaving for a while, so they had decided on resting for the time being.
Qing Shui spent most of his time studying the formation. Three days had passed and the formation still had not been broken. He had entered the formation several times already. Sometimes, he would sit there pondering for half a day. Sometimes, he would be repelled by the formation and vomit mouthfuls of blood.
The two women were worried. They tried their best to persuade him to attempt to break through the formation later if he cannot succeed now.