A burst of astonishing sword intent abruptly erupted from Zang Xin's body. He'd been holding back for a long while, and as soon as this sword intent appeared, a dominant aura that looked down on the entire world immediately emerged. The almighty sword intent had even split apart the Rainbow Miasma up above, allowing a beam of sunlight to shine down into the valley.
Ye Xinglan was standing behind Zang Xin, and her eyes immediately lit up as she experienced his sword intent. Her martial soul was also a sword, and experiencing the sword intent of such a powerful being would undoubtedly be immensely beneficial to her cultivation.
"I'll give you three types of 100,000-year-old spirit plants," the purple-robed man conceded through gritted teeth.
However, Zang Xin clearly wasn't in the mood for negotiation, and he said in a cold voice, "I want eight, and I won't accept anything less. If you don't agree, then I'll just have to kill all of you. With the nurturing effect of the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well, it won't be long before more spirit items begin to grow here. I now realize that our Tang Sect hasn't been doing enough to keep all of you in line, so from now on, we're going to control this place by force. All six of you are over 100,000 years of age; you'll make fantastic soul spirits!"
The Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower let loose an enraged cry. "Don't force our hand or we'll make you pay! The six of us will definitely be enough to take you down! Even if we die in the process, we won't let you have your way!"
"Oh really now?" Light flashed through Zang Xin's eyes, and the almighty sword intent emanating from his body suddenly took on a substantial form. A gigantic sword that was over 1,000 feet long appeared in mid-air, and at the same time, streams of silver liquid surged out of his pores, quickly forming a suit of armor that encapsulated his entire body.
This was a suit of glittering and translucent silver battle armor with as many as three pairs of wings on its back. The entire suit of silver armor seemed to a living creature, and light was shimmering within it. The suit of armor had countless patterns running all over its surface, and it was extremely lavish to behold. Zang Xin's body had also swelled to over three meters tall, and his body formed the core of the suit of battle armor.
He raised a hand, and the enormous sword appeared in the air above the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well. Terrifying sword qi surged through the air, creating tens of thousands of tiny swords around the gargantuan sword.
There was a rose pattern on the visor of Zang Xin's suit of four-word battle armor, and in that moment, his eyes were like pools of water that were gently rippling with boundless passion.
He was a Limit Douluo in a suit of four-word battle armor!
Back when Shrek Academy was on the verge of destruction, Tang Wulin and his friends had witnessed such an almighty combination in the form of Atlas Douluo Yun Ming, and this was the second time they were witnessing such a spectacle.
The entire Ice Fire Yin Yang Well began to tremor violently, and even the pair of dragon souls that were revolving around Gu Yue's body in the distance had slowed down slightly. It was as if the passionate sword intent were the only thing remaining between heaven and earth, and all of the Rainbow Miasma up above was almost instantly dispersed by the sword intent.
If one were to look up into the sky, they'd discover that the sunlight had also taken on the form of a giant sword that was pointing directly at the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well.
"This is godly power! How is this possible?" The purple-robed man's voice was trembling with fear, and his face had paled even further.
Zang Xin's gentle voice echoed throughout the entire valley. "Perhaps Gold-eyed Black Dragon King Di Tian would be a match for me in my current form, but all of you are just plant system soul beasts with minimal battle experience and bloodlines that are ill-suited for combat. Even if there were 10 of you here, I'd still be able to crush you with ease, let alone six. Do you still think your two Dragon Masters will be able to kill me? Do you still think that I'm incapable of reducing the six of you into spirit items?"
There was a white-robed man standing behind the purple-robed man, and he wore a horrified look on his face. "Have humans already become this powerful?"
Zang Xin replied in an indifferent voice, "Indeed. Do you still think that there's no point in the protection that you received from the Tang Sect during all these past years? In this current world, there are close to 10 demigod beings like me. I don't need to call for much reinforcements; all I need is to call upon two of my colleagues, and even your Dragon Masters won't be able to stop us. After all, they've already lost their true bodies. When that time comes, disaster will strike the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well. It clearly hasn't been easy for all of you to cultivate to this point, and you're all quite useful to the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well as you can help nurture more spirit items. As such, I'll give you one final chance; I want eight 100,000-year-old spirit items, and nothing less than that."
The purple-robed man already had a completely defeated expression on his face, and he sighed, "Please withdraw your power, Amorous Douluo; we're open to negotiation."
A faint smile appeared on Zang Xin's face beneath his visor, and he withdrew his almighty sword intent as he landed on the ground, but he made no effort to remove his suit of four-word battle armor. The gargantuan sword in the air descended from above before transforming into a silver longsword that hovered behind him.
This was the Amorous Sword, the weapon that the Amorous Douluo had used to stamp his authority on the entire continent!
The heartless one denies his innermost feelings, while the amorous swordsman wields the heartless sword. This saying had been coined to describe the two most powerful beings in the Tang Sect.
The Heartless Douluo very rarely engaged in slaughter, whereas the Amorous Douluo was the complete opposite. Back in his youth, when he was still an agent in the Battle Hall, he had slain countless evil-doers with his sword. His power had been the sole factor that had allowed him to become the vice-palace master, but it was also due to his tendency to be completely vicious and heartless toward his enemies that he wasn't able to become the palace master, and had to settle for vice-palace master. In terms of powers alone, he wasn't actually inferior to the Heartless Douluo.
Gu Yue had already returned to Tang Wulin's side at this point, and she was appraising Zang Xin's spectacular suit of four-word battle armor with intrigue and curiosity in her eyes.
The purple-robed man that was the Beautiful Silk Tulip heaved a faint sigh. "You win, Amorous Douluo. Aside from the six of us, there are 16 types of spirit items that are over 100,000 years of age here in the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well. However, you should know that even though we've restrained them so that they've been unable to attain high levels of intelligence, they're all true plant system soul beasts, and they'll react when their lives are threatened. Hence, the people that you've brought here will have to be able to tame them. Their combat prowess will be slightly superior to that of normal 10,000-year-old soul beasts, but they're still far weaker than normal 100,000-year-old soul beasts."
Zang Xin nodded in response. The Beautiful Silk Tulip was telling the truth; even though the six Great Beasts had restrained all of the other plants here from becoming true 100,000-year-old soul beasts, they still possessed power of that caliber.
Tang Wulin asked in a curious manner, "Why wouldn't you allow them to attain intelligence? Won't that only bolster the overall strength of the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well?"
The purple-robed man replied in a cold voice, "Do you think we don't want that to happen? We'd love to allow them to attain intelligence, but we can't. All of the plants here enjoy accelerated growth due to the presence of the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well, and it only takes us 10,000 years to attain the power of a 100,000-year-old soul beast. We'll naturally be fine during the first 10,000 years, but as soon as we attain power equivalent to that of a 100,000-year-old soul beast, we have to endure heavenly tribulations as well. Plants like us are far more fragile than normal soul beasts, and it's extremely difficult for us to withstand heavenly tribulations. During the initial several tens of thousands of years following the birth of this place, almost all of the plants that attained power equivalent to 100,000-year-old soul beasts here were instantly killed. Great Beasts like us only began to emerge through sheer luck, but such occurrences are extremely rare.
"If 100 100,000-year-old soul beasts were to appear here, it would already be considered very fortunate if one of them could transcend their heavenly tribulation, and I'm the only one who has managed to survive a second heavenly tribulation. Even so, I'm completely certain that there's no way I'll be able to survive a third heavenly tribulation. As such, we'd rather restrict the plants here so they don't attain high levels of intelligence. Without intelligence, they wouldn't evoke jealousy from the heavens, and heavenly tribulations will still befall them, but those heavenly tribulations would be a lot milder.
"With our assistance, they can live for a long time, and six Great Beasts is the most that we've ever had in the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well at the same time. It's hard to say how many will remain after another 10,000 years."Previous Chapter Next Chapter