From the fluctuations coming from deep in Star Swordlife’s cultivation base, and the way his face glowed, Yang Qi could see that he had ultimate faith in his own actions. His psychic scale was climbing, and he looked like the famous one man guarding a mountain pass, preventing ten thousand men from breaking through. From what Yang Qi could tell, he was about to achieve some sort of breakthrough.
He would obviously be more than happy to die multiple times as long as he stuck to his beliefs.
In fact, he would have died moments ago if Yang Qi hadn’t saved him. Of course, in his mind, he had temporarily converted Yang Qi to his cause and thus turned ill fortune to good luck, which only went to further his confidence and faith.
And now he was sinking into a frenzy. Without becoming a devil, one could not become a god.
“If you want to block me, go ahead,” Yang Qi said. “Let’s see if you have what it takes. In this world, logic and arguments are meaningless. The only thing that matters in the end is strength. Killing. Saving. You can do whatever you want as long as you’re strong enough. That goes for both me and you. In the end, me killing one person will save countless more, while you saving one person will end up killing countless more. My killing is an act of saving, and your saving is an act of killing. There are many bizarre and marvelous situations like this in life.”
“Hype yourself up however you want,” Star Swordlife said, keeping his sword extended, “I still won’t let you kill the Flower-Seizing Marauder.”
Yang Qi attacked, his palm slipping right past Star Swordlife’s defenses and heading directly toward the Flower-Seizing Marauder.
The Flower-Seizing Marauder was immediately struck with surprise. Moments ago, he had been inwardly gloating, just waiting for Star Swordlife and Yang Qi to start fighting. It was truly fortuitous to have run into a freak like Star Swordlife, who could be manipulated with only a few lies. Not even stabbing him in the back had turned him into an enemy.
Even up to this point, the Flower-Seizing Marauder didn’t have an ounce of gratitude in his heart. He simply thought of Star Swordlife as a fool and buffoon. ‘This brat is pretty funny. I definitely need to find time to rape his wife and daughters to death. And his mother, too. I wonder if he would save me then. I wouldn't be surprised if he did! Fine, it's settled. Once I get out of this situation, I'm going straight for his wife and daughters. Then we’ll see how he reacts.... As for this junior sectlord of the Will Manifestation Heaven Sect, I'm done with him. He’s too strong, and he's not even in the Terrifying level yet. Once he achieves his next breakthrough, it’ll be impossible for me to kill him.’
As he reveled in the idea of raping Star Swordlife’s female family members, then forcing Star Swordlife into saving him, he found a palm rumbling right toward his chest.
“I thought you were going to defend me, Star Swordlife!” he shouted angrily. “You’re just letting him kill me? Was all your talk of saving me just a big lie?!” Only by unleashing all eighty-one stances from his God Tombstone Palms did he just barely manage to fend off Yang Qi’s assault.
“My apologies!” Star Swordlife said, and unleashed an explosive torrent of beautiful sword energy, filled with lovely scenery including rainfalls, flowing rivers, lotus ponds and the like.
The sword was intertwined with the beautiful scenery, and the scenery gave birth to enough emotion to move anyone who looked at it. The sword energy became like a host of splendid scroll paintings that swirled around Yang Qi and made it impossible for him to attack the Flower-Seizing Marauder.
In response, Yang Qi threw out his palm, and his energy arts surged. Stepping forward, he combined his two major energy arts and slammed his hand into Star Swordlife’s sword energy, shattering it. Then he reached his hand toward the Flower-Seizing Marauder and used another move.
“Seizing the Cosmos!”
The Flower-Seizing Marauder felt like everything around him was about to collapse, and he sensed his vital energy seeping out of him. Even his spine began to creak as though it might shatter under the force of Yang Qi’s palm.
Spinning, he fought back with his God Tombstone Palms, causing a projection of the Great Necropolis to appear above him and send out godpower to negate Yang Qi’s assault.
Around this time, Star Swordlife attacked Yang Qi’s back, stabbing through his defensive empyrean energy with his sword. Instantly, sealing marks that resembled the Great Necropolis itself appeared as he attempted to lock Yang Qi into place.
Yang Qi chuckled coldly, sending out a wave of millions of rippling vibrations that destroyed the sealing marks and sent Star Swordlife staggering away. Then Yang Qi waved his sleeve, causing the God Legion Battle Robe to sweep out toward Star Swordlife, giving him no room to wield his sword energy as it threatened to wrap him up.
Visibly taken aback, Star Swordlife lunged backward, slicing back and forth with his sword in an attempt to shred Yang Qi’s sleeve into nothing.
However, at that exact moment, Yang Qi shifted his movement and launched the most vicious attack possible on the Flower-Seizing Marauder.
Yang Qi’s energy arts erupted, and he launched a lightning-fast fist strike. In the blink of an eye, dozens of arms appeared around him, each of them holding a different weapon, each of which was an expression of will that was filled with countless tribulations.
The attack slammed into the Flower-Seizing Marauder, sweeping him up into a tempest of energy. He tried to use the energy arts of the Great Necropolis to defend against it and was already cursing himself for not fleeing earlier. Instead, he had stuck around to try to kill this junior sectlord, only to find himself on the verge of being killed, with nowhere to run to.
In fact, if he tried to run away now, and made even the slightest mistake, he would end up like the pontifex of the Sackcloth Cathedral, a smear of gore stuck to the ground that would later be turned into a medicinal pill.
Yang Qi pressed the attack, drawing on three of his major energy arts. He was now fighting with full abandon, using punches and kicks that, despite seeming low on power, were actually backed by an invincible great dao. People facing this level of attack would only have one option to choose: death. There was no second option!
“One Sword Seals Devils!” Star Swordlife shouted. Having freed himself from the God Legion Battle Robe, he stabbed his sword toward Yang Qi, sending out a host of sealing marks. Unfortunately for him, Yang Qi thrust his palm out, causing the sword light to shatter and shoving Star Swordlife away yet again.
Having been repeatedly rebuffed by Yang Qi, Star Swordlife was starting to feel overwhelmed with helplessness. “Flower-Seizing Marauder, come stand by my side. I’ll connect to you using my Great Necropolis godpower seed, and then we can join forces. Together, we should be strong enough to stand up to him!”
The Flower-Seizing Marauder’s spirits immediately lifted. ‘Fuck. Is this kid really suicidal or something? He's right, if we join forces, we’ll be much stronger. But he should only do that with someone he deeply trusts. Otherwise, he’s just making himself extremely vulnerable to attack!’
No one in their right mind would join forces with the Flower-Seizing Marauder, thus opening themselves to attack by him. On the Ancient Road to the Gods, there had been some fiend-devils who allied with the Flower-Seizing Marauder, but in the end, he killed them all and devoured their nascent divinities.
And although there was no way Star Swordlife would attempt to take the Flower-Seizing Marauder’s godpower seed, it was a given that the Flower-Seizing Marauder would try taking his.
“You think I'm going to let you join forces?” Yang Qi said, launching two palm strikes, one containing the Strength of the Hell-Crushing Godmammoth, which he sent toward Star Swordlife, and the other containing the True-Devil Unspoiled-by-Myriad-Kalpas-and-Tribulations Body, which he sent toward the Flower-Seizing Marauder. Obviously, he wasn't going to let them team up against him.
“Life Force of Heaven and Earth; One Sword Revolution; Sacrifice the Mortal Shell; Save and Rescue Living Beings!” All of a sudden, Star Swordlife began burning his life force and soul to unleash a powerful sword move.
With a swoosh, he slashed through Yang Qi’s moves and appeared in front of the Flower-Seizing Marauder.
He was actually sacrificing himself to save the Flower-Seizing Marauder, which went to show the incredible level of his willpower.
Yang Qi couldn’t help but be shaken, and knew how incredibly powerful this sword move must be, considering it was backed by a sacrifice of life force. If Star Swordlife and the Flower-Seizing Marauder joined forces under these conditions, it was highly likely that the latter would take the former’s godpower seed. And when the Flower-Seizing Marauder grew stronger as a result, it would only mean that more female cultivators would be ravaged and killed by him.
In this moment, Yang Qi’s eyes flashed like lightning and his psychic scale rose yet again.
Deep within him, his energy arts suddenly broke through to another level. He had suddenly gained further enlightenment of the Purrfect God Art, which caused purring sounds to fill his sea of energy. Although they couldn’t match up to the actual purring sounds of the purrling, they were still terrifying to hear.
He thrust two palms out, and two bubbles suddenly appeared.
Those bubbles surpassed any expression of space or time. They instantly covered Star Swordlife and the Flower-Seizing Marauder, breaking the connection that had just formed between them. Surprised, Star Swordlife slashed his sword out to try bursting the bubble.
Unfortunately for him, there was no way he could do anything to the bubble. Although Yang Qi was not the purrling itself, his cultivation base was incredible, and his mastery of the art ensured that the bubbles he could create were still extremely powerful.
The Flower-Seizing Marauder had just been about to try to take Star Swordlife’s godpower seed, only to be trapped in a bubble and thwarted.
He drew on his God Tombstone Palms, sending attacks left and right. But sadly for him, all efforts were useless. Then, a moment later, Yang Qi appeared inside the bubble with him.
It was time to go for broke!
The Flower-Seizing Marauder unleashed his most powerful techniques, hoping at least to take Yang Qi out with him. Sadly, it was too late. When Yang Qi had been fighting one versus two, he still had the upper hand, let alone when fighting one on one inside this bubble. Obviously, he was even stronger inside the bubble.
In the briefest of moments, the two of them exchanged three thousand moves, then Yang Qi landed a blow directly on the Flower-Seizing Marauder’s chest.
Blood sprayed out of the Flower-Seizing Marauder’s mouth like a waterfall.Previous Chapter Next Chapter