Chapter 1598: The Strongest Human

“Blood Purgatory: Blood Refinement!” 

As Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory howled out these words, clusters of blackish-violet demonic flames flew out of his chest.

Burning furiously, they fused into the Blood Purgatory Sea.

CRACK! CRACK!

The Blood Purgatory Sea, which had turned pitch-black after being corrupted by Dong Li’s dark power, burst into flames.

The demonic flames carried the profound truths of demonic powers and bloodlines that Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory had comprehended over the past hundreds of millennia.

Now, a special connection seemed to form between them and the Blood Purgatory Sea.

The burning blood sea suddenly started seething!

A frenzied, bloodthirsty aura rose from it as deafening explosions echoed out.

As drop after drop of translucent and sparkling Blood Essence shattered in the black blood sea, the black in the sea slowly faded, like pencil marks being erased by an eraser.

Dong Li’s expression flickered slightly.

To her surprise, she noticed that the Dark Aureole, which she was wielding with her dark power, started shaking violently.

Now, after Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory had stimulated his bloodline power at all risks, even her Dark Aureole and dark stones didn’t seem to be enough to suppress the Blood Purgatory Sea anymore.

She took a deep breath. “The might of a late tenth grade grand monarch is extraordinary indeed.”

As soon as she stimulated the two dark stones that had merged with her spiritual sea, the flesh aura and soul aura connection between her and the black tortoise grew stronger.

However, just as she was about to muster all of her strength and make a move, she discovered that Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory had suddenly broken away from her, surrounded by the blood sea.

“Nie Tian!”

In the depths of the surging blood sea, Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s body, which was ten thousand meters tall, suddenly burst forth with numerous purple lightning bolts. Sparkling purple wisps even flew out of his frenzied eyes.

“Ophelia and Bloodlust were members of my clan. You killed them both, so I’ll make you pay!” Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s howl shook heaven and earth. 

The lower half of his gigantic body was immersed in the seething Blood Purgatory Sea. Two black horns stuck out of his forehead, as sharp as blades and shining with an icy metallic luster. The purple beard on his chin dangled like purple bolts of lightning.

With a wild laugh, Nie Tian said, “I’ve been waiting for you to come at me! Let me see how powerful the late tenth grade grand monarch who made Xuan Yu the Ice Emperor die from exhaustion in the last era really is!”

He, who was about nine thousand meters tall, seemed a bit shorter than Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory.

However, his momentum was every bit as strong as his.

In his enlarged form, Nie Tian was standing on a land of exuberant life force, with a river of stars over his head and a sea of flames behind him like a burning cape. Furthermore, he was in the middle of a flesh aura sea that could devour the flesh power of all lives.

CRACK!

Cracking sounds echoed out as he took a step forward, as if even the void was going to cave in under his might.

He clenched his fist and said, “I’ve waited a very long time for this battle.”

It was as if just by doing this, he managed to seize endless power in his hand. Stars came to hover around his fist as fiery sparks sputtered from it. Wisps of flesh aura essence slithered on it like snakes before disappearing into his skin.

BOOM!

As Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory came close, Nie Tian took the initiative to launch a fist strike.

“What?!” Chatvic the titan couldn’t help but exclaim as his heart suddenly started racing.

He looked over with rapt attention, and discovered that Nie Tian seemed to fill up that area of the void with his fist strike.

Everyone turned their eyes, and felt as if Nie Tian’s torrential power and killing intent instantly created a vacuum tunnel bridging the starry river between him and Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory.

WHOOSH!

A pillar of chaotic energy blasted straight from Nie Tian’s first towards Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s chest.

It seemed to the powerful experts that the terrifying energy within the pillar could easily penetrate any human realm that wasn’t protected by a divine grand spell formation.

“Titan’s Wrath!” Chatvic cried out, realizing that this fist strike was much mightier than the one he had killed Ophelia with.

Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory let out a cold harrumph and said, “Bloodline: Demonic Armor!”

Rich essence of flesh aura rapidly gathered from every part of his mountainous demonic body to his chest.

The pure flesh power condensed into a black chest armor that was extremely sturdy. The complicated purple demonic engravings on it seemed to serve the purpose of improving its strength.

BOOM!

Nie Tian’s pillar of energy slammed into the black armor like a Star Behemoth ramming into a vast realm. Demonic power, star power, flame power, flesh auras, and various other powers exploded upon impact.

Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory stood unwavering like a mountain. Lightning wisps burst forth from his demonic eyes as purple lightning bolts were sent flying from his gigantic body.

Nie Tian felt as if he had slammed his fist onto a huge hard rock that had existed for millions of years. “Impressive. Late tenth grade grand monarchs are indeed not as easy to kill as Ophelia.”  

As much as he was amazed by Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s power, he didn’t stop there. Instead, he swiftly thrust the bone that belonged to the Rampage Behemoth towards Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s heart.

The bone carried the Domain Split bloodline talent, which would have a strong effect on the black chest armor Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory had condensed with his flesh aura.

Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s expression flickered as he sensed a terrifying aura from the bone. He had a feeling that it could pierce through his chest armor and into his heart.

Seeing the bone coming at him, he, who hadn’t moved a hair facing Titan’s Wrath, hastily moved his gigantic body to avoid it. Afterwards, the two enormous beings started fighting in close quarters in the starry river outside the Realm of Middle Continent. They exchanged moves with demonic blades, sharp tools, bloodline magics, and flesh aura spells. It appeared that their battle would be a lasting one.

None of the others dared to join their battle. They could only observe from afar.

CRACK!

A blast of energy from Nie Tian and Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s exchanges shot off and hit a huge floating meteor close to the Realm of Middle Continent, causing it to instantly break apart.

After that, the broken pieces continued to explode into smaller pieces.

“Heavenly Demonic Seal!” Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory bellowed as he pressed his enormous, view-blocking hand down towards Nie Tian. As he did, an ancient demonic seal that was vested with the profound bloodline wonders of the Devils in the Void World descended with a crushing momentum.

SHEW!

In a blinding flash of starlight, Nie Tian vanished.

The magenta seal that was ten thousand acres large hit a realm close to the Realm of Middle Continent that had withered long ago.

Upon impact, the dead realm exploded into countless pieces that shot in every direction like shooting stars.

“It’s hard to believe that Nie Tian can actually contend against Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory, the Demon grand monarch who defeated You Qimiao!” Ye Wenhan from the Heaven Span Pavilion muttered without knowing it as he stared blankly at the two enormous beings engaged in a fierce battle in the dim starry river.

He felt sad about himself as he realized that even he would have to avoid the stray energy blasts from the clashes between Nie Tian and Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s flesh auras.

If he didn’t, any of them would inflict serious damage upon him.

Not just him, but other early God domain experts like Zu Guangyao and Dou Tianchen also had awkward expressions as they constantly shifted about to avoid being hit by the stray energy blasts from Nie Tian and Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory’s fight.

Ji Yuanquan sighed in admiration and said, “I’m afraid, now that Nie Tian has entered the God domain, he has become the strongest expert on our side.” 

With their peak experts missing, You Qimiao had been the strongest human expert. However, seeing that this battle between Nie Tian and Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory seemed to be well-matched, and considering Nie Tian’s advantage in age and potential, he had clearly surpassed You Qimiao as a Qi warrior.

“You forgot something,” Dou Tianchen said, pointing at the five evil gods, which together were keeping Grand Monarch Ash Bone of the Bonedrudes occupied. “If Nie Tian fought Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory with their help, their battle wouldn’t have been so well-matched.”

After a short pause, he added, “It would be one-sided.”

Upon hearing this, everyone snapped out of their daze, their expressions flickering violently.

He was right. Right now, Nie Tian was fighting Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory without any assistance from the evil gods.

If the five evil gods, which could keep a late tenth grade grand monarch fully occupied for so long, joined Nie Tian in attacking Grand Monarch Eternal Purgatory, how long would he be able to last?


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