Book 16 Chapter 3 - New World and Trial Pt.3

This Purgatory Mountain Great Elder wanted to give Zhang Ping one last look, but he just couldn’t raise his head no matter what he did.

He was now going to die just after already reaching the peak of authority in Purgatory Mountain, which was why this Purgatory Mountain Great Elder’s final expression was filled with endless despair and hatred.

There were some people who felt extremely at ease when they died, while some people were free of regret and full of joy. Some people, when they died, felt incomparable pain and hatred… Then when he died, what would it be like?

Zhang Ping looked at this Purgatory Mountain Great Elder who died while standing, mysteriously starting to think about this in his heart. Then, he raised his head with an even colder expression, inwardly saying that he definitely wouldn’t die, at least he wouldn’t die at this type of time.

Black smoke and flames surged in his body.

What was mixed into this black smoke and flames wasn’t a black color, but rather the purple-red flames that represented Purgatory Mountain’s highest power.

Under this type of surging hot smoke and flames, he coldly looked at the ocean tide-like red robed Divine Adjudicators.

Many Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators began to move backwards in horror.

“He is only one man!”

“We can kill him before more Flame Titans appear!”

“Kill him! Get revenge for the Patriarch and Great Elder!”

However, these types of voices continuously sounded.

Following these noises that continuously sounded, more than ten Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators pressed towards Zhang Ping.

These Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators’ statuses in Purgatory Mountain weren’t that great. However, after close to a hundred core Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicators perished, this last old Purgatory Mountain Great Elder also dying, then these people already became the ones with the highest status in Purgatory Mountain. Moreover, what was more crucial was that their cultivation levels were around the same as Zhang Ping’s, to the extent where there were even some who had cultivation levels that were a bit higher.

A longsword that clearly imitated the Seven Planets Devil Sword[1] stabbed into his black smoke and flames first.

The purple-red flames that swamped over burned the longsword entirely red, and then instantly burnt it into molten golden liquid.

This Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicator screamed, pulling his hand back from the smoke.

Meanwhile, another crude longsword that looked like it was cut from black molten rock also seized this opening to hack towards Zhang Ping’s underbelly like lightning.

Zhang Ping already didn’t have any time to release flames.

He could only use his hand to block this longsword.

Many red robed Divine Adjudicators even released a cheer, because in their opinion, this ‘Devil’s Envoy’ sword that seemed crude, but was actually exceptionally sharp would easily cut through Zhang Ping’s hand. Then, this longsword would cut into his underbelly, dice up all of his internal organs.

The black longsword landed on Zhang Ping’s palm.

However, this longsword couldn’t cut through his palm. There was a light kacha sound that was released instead; Zhang Ping snapped this sword in half.

All of the cheers turned into cries of alarm. The Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicator who had his longsword snapped was so shocked he even forgot to move.

Zhang Ping brandished the short sword in his hands, easily cutting through this Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicator’s throat.

Boiling hot blood smashed into the roiling black smoke outside Zhang Ping’s body, releasing sounds like endless moths rushing into a flame.

The third Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicator who rushed up to Zhang Ping was horrified to see that a pitch-black hand reached out from the smoke and grabbed towards his chest.

This Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicator subconsciously used his long blade to block in front of this terrifying hand. However, immediately afterwards, he only felt like his chest became cold, feeling all of the heat within his body leak outwards.

Waves of horror sounded.

Zhang Ping silently retracted his hand from within this Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicator’s body.

That thick and broad ghost patterned long blade shattered into countless pieces, falling between him and this Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicator.

Waves of blood surged from within this Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicator’s body. Gripped in Zhang Ping’s pitch-black hand was this Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicator’s heart.

This heat releasing living heart was still throbbing.

Those Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators who were screaming and rushing at him completely stopped, their bodies shaking continuously.

What made them completely lose the courage to charge forward weren’t only Zhang Ping’s hands that were even tougher than soul weapons refined by Purgatory Mountain, but also that all of them could already sense that the instant Zhang Ping killed those three Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicators, the soul force that leaked out from their bodies and some of their power were absorbed into Zhang Ping’s body.

This type of feeling was just like a true devil king devouring the aura of death, and then converting it into his own power!

Some of the lower level Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators could now even sense that there were several fiend beast auras that erupted from Sky Devil Prison Plains not far behind Zhang Ping.

“All of you should be loyal to me.”

Right at this time, Zhang Ping spoke. That living, still throbbing heart in his hand burned to ashes.

His voice, at this time, became especially dignified.

The red tide formed from Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators began to tremble continously.

Zhang Ping looked at these Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators who momentarily didn’t dare rush forward, ruthlessly saying, “Do not forget that I was someone who was determined to be absolutely loyal to Purgatory Mountain by the Patriarch and the six Great Elders, moreover more than once.”

He scattered the ashes in his hands and then clenched his hand into a fist. He reached out a finger, pointing at the corpse of the deceased Purgatory Mountain Great Elder, coldly continuing, “That is why the one who has betrayed the Patriarch and Purgatory Mountain has no chance of being me, but rather this traitor! You all should not be doubting me, but instead remain absolutely loyal to me!”

There were some red robed Divine Adjudicators who subconsciously knelt down, indicating their servitude.

However, there were some voices of anger and berating that sounded.

“Your Devil Transformation clearly far surpasses our Purgatory Mountain’s Devil Transformation.”

“Your body transformation technique should also be something obtained from Sky Devil Prison Plains.”

“Also, there are these Flame Titans! You could control these Flame Titans, yet you didn’t hand them over to the Patriarch! You hid too many things from the Patriarch, just this alone should already be enough to consider you a Purgatory Mountain traitor!”

Zhang Ping’s eyes narrowed slightly.

He understood clearly what he had to do right now, or else even if he could control these Flame Titans to kill all of Purgatory Mountain’s red robed Divine Adjudicators, this Purgatory Mountain would truly become a dead volcano, no longer possessing any meaning for him.

As such, he moved his steps, walking towards these red robed Divine Adjudicators who rushed to the very front, berating and opposing him.

However, right at this instant, his cold and hard heart instead couldn’t help but tremble fiercely, the corners of his eyes also twitching slightly.

He felt pain.

It was because he saw a familiar figure among these Purgatory Mountain people who were loyal to the previous Purgatory Mountain Patriarch.

That was an aged Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicator.

It was precisely this Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicator who risked his life to tell him that he was already included on the list of Devil Transformation candidates, moreover, he gave him the chance to choose whether or not he wanted to carry out Devil Transformation.

This old Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicator basically gifted him a life.

“Why did you have to appear here?”

Zhang Ping’s eyes landed on this aged Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicator’s body, inwardly filled with pain as he asked this.

“I’m sorry.”

Then, he closed his eyes in pain.

He no longer looked at these Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators, only relying on his perception to rush towards these people.

There were blades that landed on his body.

His body that was tougher than any other cultivator’s also began to bleed. However, because of the thick black smoke and flames that wrapped around the outside of his body, all of these Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators couldn’t see the blood flowing from his body, instead only seeing a swift and merciless slaughter.

His body made its way through these Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicators who opposed him. One after another, these Purgatory Mountain Divine Adjudicators were burned to ashes under the purple-red flames, turning into piles of crushed limbs under his pitch-black hands.

When a massive Flame Titan walked out from the scorched heat, all of the Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators who opposed him were already dead.

Zhang Ping stood on a pile of black and gray crushed flesh.

His closed eyes slowly opened.

His injuries were also extremely serious, to the extent where there were even some internal organs that were pierced through. However, he still didn’t fall.

There was no one else who spoke. All of the red robed Divine Adjudicators knelt down, their entire bodies trembling, their faces sticking to the black rock and dirt.

Zhang Ping walked past these kneeling red robed Divine Adjudicators, as if he was walking through a sea of blood.

A giant Flame Titan slowly followed behind him.

He slowly walked into that Purgatory Mountain highest peak. He didn’t walk towards his own cave, instead heading towards the highest black palace.

The black palace’s red throne was already no longer here.

However, this giat Flame Titan instead leaned over. He sat on the broad back of this Flame Titan.

All of those Purgatory Mountain red robed Divine Adjudicators began to gather under this tallest volcano, kneeling down again.

Zhang Ping coldly looked at this spacious palace.

From today forth, he was precisely Purgatory Mountain’s Patriarch.

1. Purgatory Mountain’s most powerful sword that was passed down since the age of gods and devils

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