Chapter 1094: Vanquishing the Ant Emperor

"Looks like we'll have to change our plan and perhaps even speed up its implementation. Have the humans already become this powerful? Through the abyssal passageway, they can actively access our world. If they already possess the power to destroy our planar seeds, then our entire plane will be in grave danger!"

"That's enough!" A voice that was cold to the extreme suddenly rang out, and the frenzied conversing voices instantly died down.

Deep within the darkness, a massive vertical pupil slowly lit up. This was a crimson eye, and if one were to look closely, they'd discover that this massive eye was comprised of countless tiny red eyes. If a person suffering from trypophobia were to witness this harrowing scene, they would most likely be instantly racked with violent, uncontrollable spasms.

As soon as this eye opened, the entire abyssal plane immediately fell silent. The collapsed 97th level had disappeared, and it was no longer able to affect its neighboring abyssal levels.

"Holy Lord." All of the emperors that were gathered at the deepest point within the abyss lowered their proud heads in unison and bowed respectfully toward this crimson eye.

"A being who is capable of destroying us has appeared in the human race; we must seize the initiative first before they can pose any threat to us. Tear open the passageway at all costs and completely destroy the human race. For those who are willing to sacrifice themselves to contribute to our plight, I guarantee that you won't encounter any obstruction in your future resurrections, and your planar level will be raised by three. In order to completely open up the passageway, 10 emperors will need to be sacrificed."

The cold voice reverberated throughout the deepest part of the abyss and was met by a fearful uneasy silence.

That's right, it wasn't the case that the abyssal plane couldn't break that seal; it was just that doing so required a massive sacrifice. If an abyssal emperor were to perish, then there was a very good chance that their position as emperor would be taken by one of their brethren; this was something that no abyssal emperor wanted to see.

The Holy Lord had already been hibernating for countless years, and as soon as it reappeared, all of the other abyssal emperors immediately pledged their subordination. Furthermore, they knew that with a guarantee from the Holy Lord, they would definitely be able to successfully resurrect themselves and reclaim their emperor status. This Holy Lord had never gone back on his word before.

"I'm willing to sacrifice myself for the abyss." A burly monster with five arms slowly strode forward before standing in front of the Holy Lord in a respectful manner.

Immediately thereafter, one abyssal emperor strode forward after another, volunteering themselves as tributes. They were definitely going to be dormant for a long time, but if they were guaranteed successful resurrection and their respective abyssal levels would be raised by three, then that was naturally a worthwhile trade-off.

"Very good. It's time to destroy the human race and devour that world to expand our abyssal plane." The Holy Lord's sinister voice rang out throughout the entire abyss, and that massive crimson eye seemed to be able to peer into every single corner of the abyss.

The abyssal creatures immediately entered a riotous frenzy.

……

A sudden sense of intense fear welled up in the Ant Emperor's heart, striking it with a very unsettling feeling. Had the Six-clawed Demon Emperor really been killed? Why hadn't its planar seed managed to escape back into the abyss? Could it be that the humans already possessed the power to destroy planar seeds? How was that possible!

Right at this moment, all of the countless four-clawed bats and six-clawed bats in the air above suddenly began to disintegrate. Their bodies exploded violently, even without being afflicted by any human attacks, and they transformed into one ball of abyssal energy after another that surged into the abyssal vortex in a frenzy.

The abyssal vortex did indeed expand as a result, but at what cost? An astonishing thought suddenly occurred to the Ant Emperor; could it be that the Six-clawed Demon Emperor's planar level had collapsed? Had its planar seed really been destroyed by the humans?

Right at this moment, a massive sense of peril descended upon the Ant Emperor, and it instantly rushed toward the abyssal vortex as quickly as it could without any hesitation. It had to return to the abyssal plane as quickly as possible!

It was indeed far more powerful than the Six-clawed Demon Emperor, but if the humans could kill the Six-clawed Demon Emperor, then it was most definitely susceptible to suffering the same fate!

As such, it immediately attempted to flee the scene.

However, right at this moment, it suddenly discovered that its own emotions seemed to have congealed, and it was as if it had lost the ability to think

A tragically beautiful sword projection silently appeared beneath it before sweeping toward its body.

However, the Ant Emperor was an abyssal emperor that was ranked near the top of the lower 36 levels, after all, so it was certainly no slouch. It immediately reacted and sprang into action as it curled itself up into a ball while extremely thick and heavy scales appeared all over its body. At the same time, a layer of strange black liquid began to spread outward from every single part of its body.

This was formic acid that was capable of eroding everything, and any life form that came into contact with it would quickly be reduced to a puddle of blood.

The way through which the Ant Emperor cultivated was to use its formic acid to destroy its enemies and even its own brethren, then devour the puddles of blood and nutrients that remained of its prey's bodies. This was its latent ability.

However, a burst of cold intent suddenly erupted from the longsword, and even though it was clearly surrounded by so many of its own brethren in that instant, the Ant Emperor felt as if it were completely alone. It was as if everything was extremely far away from it.

Was this a spiritual domain? 

This is bad! One of the most powerful beings of the human race is here! No wonder Six-clawed Demon Emperor perished. 

Compared to the Six-clawed Demon Emperor, the Ant Emperor was much more decisive, especially after sensing the Six-clawed Demon Emperor's complete death. The Ant Emperor immediately activated the planar seed within its own body, trying to self-detonate so it could return to the abyssal plane.

"Boom!"

The antiquated longsword crashed into its body, shattering large patches of its scales, but it had still managed to initiate its self-detonation sequence.

However, right at this moment, a speck of green light suddenly flashed forward from behind the massive sword projection before silently adhering itself to the Ant Emperor's chest.

The abyssal energy that was just about to explode within the Ant Emperor's body suddenly congealed, as if it had encountered some kind of natural predator, and immediately thereafter, the planar seed began to tremble violently.

Right at this moment, a streak of golden light flashed through the air like a bolt of lightning before piercing into a spot on its body where its scales had just been destroyed. The Ant Emperor was then immediately struck by the feeling of its own life force energy rapidly seeping away.

In the air above, what appeared to be bright moonlight descended before enshrouding the Ant Emperor's entire body during its brief moment of immobilization, and the Ant Emperor abruptly vanished.

"Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!" Seven swords crashed down in succession, and all of them struck the Ant Emperor's head, which was the hardest part of its body.

Under the devastating blows being dealt upon it by the Heartless Swords, the Ant Emperor was unable to formulate any coherent thoughts. 

If Blood One had wanted to kill him, then those seven swords would've already been enough. However, that was not his intention. Instead, he was trying to buy time for Tang Wulin and his seed of life.

The Ant Emperor also possessed a planar seed, but this one was far more powerful than the planar seed within the Six-clawed Demon Emperor's body.

When the branch of Tang Wulin's seed of life pierced into the Ant Emperor's body, he was immediately faced with vehement resistance from the planar seed. It thrashed from one side to another with all its might, attempting to evade the obstruction of the seed of life, only to be cut off over and over again.

At the same time, Tang Wulin was absorbing the Ant Emperor's life force as quickly as he could. The weaker the Ant Emperor's life force energy became, the less energy the planar seed had to draw upon.

The green symbol on Tang Wulin's forehead looked as if it were about to break out of his body, and it was shimmering with dazzling light. The branch of the seed of life had clearly also become thicker than before. Powerful energy fluctuations revolved around Tang Wulin's body, and his Golden Dragon Spear was also gently vibrating.

The amount of energy being devoured was far too enormous, and it was causing his dragon core to beat at an extremely fast rate. At the same time, even his heart rate was speeding up. Both of his major energy cores were approaching the limits of their energy tolerance capacity.

Hurry up, seed of life! 

If it weren't for the fact that the seed of life was devouring the majority of the Ant Emperor's energy, at his current power level, Tang Wulin's body would've already been unable to handle such an enormous influx of energy. Even so, he had only managed to last this long due to his extremely powerful physical constitution.

As an analogy, his body was like a small lake, and it was trying to devour a massive turbulent river. He could hold on for a short time, but after a while, the small lake was naturally going to overflow and be split apart by the excessive influx of water.

However, with his past experiences in breaking his Golden Dragon King seals, both Tang Wulin's pain threshold and the tolerance capacity of his meridians far exceeded that of the average person.

Blood One was attacking the Ant Emperor over and over again, scattering its thoughts so that it wouldn't be able to attack Tang Wulin, and at the same time, Tang Wulin was absorbing its energy with all his might.

"Thump!" All of a sudden, it was as if something had been successfully punctured within the Ant Emperor's body. The energy flowing into Tang Wulin's body from the Golden Dragon Spear suddenly faltered slightly, and in the next instant, a surge of warmth suddenly flowed throughout his entire body. His soul core trembled slightly, and a burst of dazzling light began to radiate from its surface.

He had made another breakthrough! This was already his third breakthrough of the day, taking him to rank 69 [hehe ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)] in soul power!

However, making too many breakthroughs in a short time wasn't a good thing. Even if he had progressed up three ranks in rapid succession, the enormous influx of energy was simply lingering within his body and hadn't actually been fully absorbed.

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