AST 2487 - Dazzling Strike, Berserk Stellar Transposition
It had already been a month since the crew’s arrival to the capital. A month of peace made Qing Shui felt surprised. He did not know what the reason was, but based on his understanding, Divine Nation Headquarters Divine Palace would not let him live peacefully. They would definitely remove him from existence.
Whatever the reason may be, Qing Shui was content about it. He had gained some valuable time during this calm. Qing Shui was extremely confident now that he had broken through. He was confident to the point that he could hold his own against the Nine Continents Divine Palace.
Within the last two years, even as they recently arrived at the capital of the Divine Nation, Qing Shui had received news regarding forces such as Demon Gate, Nine Continents’ Martial Gate, Martial Saint Divine Palace, Ice Moon Sacred Land, Martial Saint Sacred Valley, etc… The powers that existed in the northern area of Nine Suns Doman were close to those in the Divine Nation.
Qing Shui stood in the garden and breathed in the fresh morning air. There was a flower patch in the garden that had a variety of colorful flowers dance to the breeze. The fragrance filled the entire garden.
Before long, the two girls woke up. Their face carried a bit of blush. Their abundant figures were incomparably perfect, like that of an immortal goddess. Last night, Qing Shui had kept the two of them up past midnight before he entered the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal.
“Why not sleep for longer?” Qing Shui smiled as he asked the two girls walking towards him.
He held one girl in each hand. Qing Shui felt an unspeakable satisfaction.
“Qing Shui, we heard that the Divine Palace Headquarters will finally make their move. They haven’t taken action before yet because they had some internal scuffles. So they did not have time to deal with us.” Beihuang Fan spoke as she raised her head.
“Oh? Internal scuffles. What kind?” Qing Shui was curious.
“The Divine Palace Headquarters is not a united entity. Just like a dynasty, there is one of the emperor’s bloodline with many aristocracies below them. Other than that, the Palace Lord’s bloodline is messy. Earlier, the Palace Lord was absent. In addition to their internal forces’ conflicts, they did not have any time to spare for us.”
“Then, this means that the Divine Palace Headquarter’s Palace Lord has returned?” Qing Shui asked with a smile.
“Yes, the Palace Lord has returned. Thus, the Palace Lord’s bloodline’s conflicts have been suppressed momentarily. Moreover, we trampled on the face of the Divine Palace. They should finally have time to make their move now.”
“Now that we have news, this time, a Vice Palace Lord will be bringing a force of Battle Gods over.” Nuo Lan spoke up as she walked over.
The two girls wanted Qing Shui to release their hands, but Qing Shui did not want to. In the end, the two girls helplessly allowed him to do as he pleased.
“Sister Nuo Lan, do you have any news from Demon Gate?” Qing Shui asked for the first time.
“Eh? That took a bit of effort. To be finally unable to bear it and ask now.” Nuo Lan laughed loudly as she spoke.
“Three days ago, she finally became the Demon Gate Headquarters’ Sect Leader. I’m quite curious as to how she achieved such strength to become the Sect Leader. We are talking about the Nine Continents Demon Gate Headquarters’ Demon Gate. Demon Saint Blood is a terrifying existence.” Nuo Lan said with curiosity.
Qing Shui was a bit shocked when he heard this news, but he did not think much of it. He was unsatisfied with the speed at which this was happening. He had absorbed Nirvana Pond’s Divine Grade Jade Liquor. With the influence of the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal, he had only reached Grade Seven Nurture God Realm. He felt that he could compete for the Divine Palace Headquarters Palace Lord position. It would seem that Tantai Lingyan had her own encounters. In addition, he believed that the seals on her body were mostly released.
In this small yard, Qing Shui had placed down a formidable formation. There was never an instance when he was careless. It was not easy to stand toe to toe with Qing Shui and crew, given they had Qing Shui and Ling Chen, who were both Grade Seven Nurture God Realm. Many of the others were Grade Five and Grade Six Nurture God Realm. It would require a powerful force to wipe out Qing Shui and his crew.
Based on numbers, they were incomparable to some of the bigger forces in the area. However, this was not a time that placed much value on numbers alone. Numbers only mattered when the strength was equivalent.
Unknowingly, three days had passed.
This morning, Qing Shui felt some pressure from the air. He instinctively looked toward the air and noticed an area of grey specks flying toward them at great speeds.
Qing Shui had good eyesight. Even though the enemies were far away, he could already see them. However, Qing Shui did not recognize any of their auras. Based on instinct alone, Qing Shui could confirm that they were Battle Gods from the Divine Nation Headquarters’ Divine Palace and that they were here to make trouble for him.
Qing Shui did not arrive here early due to the fact that he was inside the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal.
Many of the others also realized that people had come from afar.
In an instance, the sky above the manor had been covered by many giant beasts and warriors riding them.
The sky above the manor had been thoroughly sealed by the enemy. Qing Shui looked above and felt uncomfortable. Many of them stopped right above the space on top of the manor. It was a type of demonstration. A type of humiliation.
Qing Shui felt uncomfortable, so naturally, he would not let those above him feel comfortable either. With the formation here, those above them could not easily attack. This did not mean that Qing Shui could not attack them.
Since it came down to this, he could only attack ruthlessly.
At this stage, Qing Shui knew that kindness towards the enemy was only ruthlessness toward himself. He decided that it was fine to let nature run its course. He slowly stepped forward.
Ninth Mortal Step!
One step, two steps…
Qing Shui’s realm was at the Seventh Step. He was half a step from reaching the Eighth Step. It would take him some more time before he could get there.
Seventh Step, Stellar Transposition!
Qing Shui held the Divine Weapon Flying Sword in his hand. He then slashed toward the air.
A silver light ray, seemingly like a galaxy, was slashed out. The blazing energy from Qing Shui’s attack was enough to tell those around him what it really meant to see divine light that could capture the heavens and earth.
Qing Shui’s defense power was almost 4 quadrillion dao. Under the effect of Mortal Step, this strike was frighteningly strong.
The faces of those in the air changed quickly. Beast and man alike, their reactions before death were one and the same. Each of them was pale as ash as they tried to quickly dodge. However, for many, it was far too late.
A loud crisp noise could be heard. A snowy explosion of light. As though a galaxy had been beautifully shattered. The magnificent scene stayed a while before it faded away. Those that remained in the air numbered very few.
Their faces were ghostly pale. All of them were covered in blood and wounds. Two of them were even on their last breath.
Though they had managed to dodge the attack, it was not a complete evasion. Even though some of them were calm enough to use a treasure to resist the attack, injuries were unavoidable.
Qing Shui immediately appeared in the air and looked at the middle-aged man that looked like the leader of the group. This person did not receive any damage. He had a treasure on his body that could completely absorb the previous attack. This old man’s mood was completely ruined. He had garnered forces to kill Qing Shui and crew, but the result was like this…
Divine Palace’s Palace Lord’s lifespan was about to reach its end. Once the Palace Lord was dead, he would be one of those who would compete for the Palace Lord’s position. The Palace Lord’s bloodline contained many powerful Battle Gods. There were about a dozen or so Vice Palace Lords. Each of them wanted the Palace Lord’s position such that they could influence the fate of the Divine Nation. It would mean that the resources of the Divine Nation would be theirs to use to their liking.
At this time, the old man was incredibly bitter. He had lost most of his strongest forces. He had heard that Qing Shui was something else, given that they had tried multiple times to send Battle Gods his way to no avail. He had been careful by bringing many powerful allies, but he was not especially worried in his heart.