Crimson-Maiden Inferno was acting extremely overbearing, and was apparently willing to defy sect rules in dealing with Yang Qi.
Looking at her spell formation, his eyes flashed and he said, “Crimson-Maiden Inferno, you’re a Greater God, yet you’re willing to just defy sect rules!? Aren’t you worried about being held accountable to the law?”
“Held accountable to the law?” She threw her head back and laughed. “I am the law! And I'm stronger than you. Besides, I'm not trying to kill you, just take something in compensation. That’s no violation of the law, it’s a matter of debt collection. You owe me, and I'm forcing you to pay up. Even if the sect somehow found out about this, the worst I would get would be a slap on the wrist.”
“Debt collection? I don’t owe you a thing, so exactly what debt are you collecting? This is just downright robbery. And robbing a disciple is definitely a crime. The sect rules make that clear.”
She waved her hand dismissively. “I'm the one who says whether it’s a robbery or debt collection. I'm a peak Greater God, so if I want something you have, I can take it. I have a hundred percent chance of becoming a Consummate God, at which point I’ll be even more important to the sect. Even if I do break a few rules here and there, nobody will be able to do anything about it.
Yang Qi shook his head. “So this is how you do things? You bend the rules of the House of God Ordainment for your own personal benefit. That’s a defiance of the natural order of things.”
“It’s not your place to lecture me. I’ll do what I want, according to my own principles. Do you really think that some nobody like you is qualified to talk about the destiny of the House of God Ordainment?”
Clasping his hands casually behind his back, Yang Qi said, “So what are you saying? I have no choice here?”
“That’s right. You have no choice.” She extended her hand. “Hand over that treasure, and you’ll escape a lot of pain. But if you refuse to fall in line, you’ll end up wishing you could die today. And ultimately, I’ll wipe every memory of you out of existence. Remember, someone with Paramount will convergence can completely obliterate someone with Terrifying will. If I want to wipe memories of you out of existence, I can.”
Yang Qi laughed. “Crimson-Maiden Inferno, you’re a perfect example of the ignorant being fearless.”
“Still laughing, even now?” she said, her gaze burning into him. “So that’s it? You’re still refusing to give me what I want?”
“Yeah, I'm laughing. At you.” Looking around to confirm they were alone, he said, “I suppose I might as well show you the truth. You see, I’ve been suffering in silence here in the House of God Ordainment. But that doesn’t mean I’ll just forget about the people who’ve heaped humiliation on my head. You think that being a peak Greater God is impressive, Crimson-Maiden Inferno?”
An aura erupted from Yang Qi that seemed to contain a power that could destroy the heavens and extinguish the earth. In the blink of an eye, her spell formation shattered and was replaced by a formation that resembled an enormous necropolis.
He had turned the tables, and taken full control of the situation. With his monarch godhood, he could easily kill a Consummate God, much less a peak Greater God like Crimson-Maiden Inferno.
After all, a peak Greater God was still an entire level below a Consummate God.
“Th-this...” she stammered, and she tried to back up, only to run right into the projection of the Great Necropolis. Looking at Yang Qi in disbelief, she said, “How could you possibly be this strong?”
“Because I have monarch godhood,” he said. He knew that he was going to completely put Crimson-Maiden Inferno in her place, and thus he didn’t lie to her. Furthermore, his words were such a strong blow that it was as if her entire world started crumbling.
“Monarch godhood?” Her gaze suddenly turned sharp. “Impossible! That can’t be! Nobody can make monarch godhood, especially not a measly person like you! You—”
“I'm a ‘measly’ disciple?” Simply standing there with hands clasped behind his back, he shook his head and said, “It seems you really are a fool. I’m an Ascendant from the lower worlds. I united all of heaven and earth down there, broke through space and time to ascend to the god world, infiltrate the House of God Ordainment, and ultimately formed monarch godhood.”
“No.... Not even an Ascendant could form monarch godhood. There have been other Ascendants before, and none of them have ever succeeded with monarch godhood!”
“Because I also control the God Legion Seal,” he said, striding forward aggressively. “You’re the first person to find out about this, so you should feel very honored. You're not a god from the primeval past, but rather a modern god. Therefore, this will be your first time encountering the God Legion Seal. Now acknowledge allegiance and give me your faith. Considering how many of my secrets you now know, there’s no way I’ll just let you walk away as is.”
“The God Legion Seal!” Crimson-Maiden Inferno blurted. She jumped like a startled cat upon hearing him speak the words.
Meanwhile, Yang Qi was standing there waiting for her to make her decision.
A moment passed, and she burst out laughing. “You can wear out iron shoes in a fruitless search, then find what you're looking for without even trying! The God Legion Seal? You have the God Legion Seal? Does that make you think you have the upper hand on me? All I have to do is spread word about your secret, and the entire god world would be after you. And you wouldn’t be able to return to the impure lands either. You’ll be completely stuck between a rock and a hard place.”
“Are you saying you have a backup plan to get out of here?” Yang Qi asked.
She giggled. “You’re in over your head. You see, if I reveal your secret, I won’t truly die. Maybe you could kill me, but my will remains in my mansion grotto, and is deeply connected to the sect’s god kingdom. You can’t truly end my life.”
Seemingly completely confident in her situation, she continued, “Unless you want your secret revealed, Yang Qi, you have to do exactly as I say. First of all, bring out the God Legion Seal and let me see it. And remember, don’t try anything funny. If you do, I’ll make you regret it to your dying day.”
“You really think I'm in over my head?” He shrugged. “Apparently you forgot that Ascendants slaughter their way through countless battles in the impure lands to reach the god world. I’ve caused blood to fall like rain, unlike you greenhouse flowers of the god world. Do you want a demonstration? Let’s see if you remain this feisty after you’ve seen the truth.”
Her face fell as she suddenly realized that something seemed off.
“What...?” she blurted, a look of terror appearing on her face.
“Look at your sea of energy,” he said, pointing.
She shifted her senses inside herself and saw a devil embryo in her sea of energy, absorbing all of her godpower. In fact, even the will she had left behind in her mansion grotto was being pulled into it.
“It’s a consummate technique from the Strength of the Hell-Crushing Godmammoth, called the Heaven-God Hell-Exterminating Devil Embryo. The truth is that I infected you with it back during the exam. I know everything you do, even your deepest thoughts. So it doesn’t matter what secret weapons you have. I control everything about you. With a single thought, I can turn you into a mindless puppet. You really underestimated what Ascendants are like. Did you really think I’d tell you my most important secrets without being positive I could make sure you didn’t squeal?”
“You.... I refuse to believe it!”
All of a sudden, brilliant light flared in her eyes and erupted out in a deadly attack, like a fire dragon seeking to consume all creation.
“All-Creation Fire-Dragon; Raging-Flame Dragon-God!”
Unleashing her most devastating attack, she shot to the side, hoping to break free and escape.
But Yang Qi just reached his hand back and...
He slapped her hard on the side of the face, sending her tumbling back with blood streaming out of her mouth, until she landed prone on the ground, her godpower in complete chaos.
Walking over, he grabbed her by the hair, hauled her off the ground, and slapped her face again. “Enough silly games, Crimson-Maiden Inferno. The time has come for you to learn how to offer your most sincere sacrifice to the God Legion Seal.”
“No!” she shouted, trying to jerk her head free, and yet failing miserably. How could she ever have guessed that she would be defeated so easily, and by a mere slap on the face at that?
“No? In that case, I’ll stop being polite.” He reached down toward her chest.
“What are you doing?” she shrieked. “Don’t you dare touch my chest! No man has ever touched me! You can kill me, Yang Qi, but if you do this I won’t ever let you off the hook for it!”
With a single move, he ripped her clothing off, revealing her snow-white breasts, and two rosy nipples.
She let loose with a most devastating scream and immediately covered her chest with her arms. Yet that just made it easier for Yang Qi to rip her trousers off, leaving her completely and utterly naked.
“You immoral pervert!” she screamed, tears leaking out of her eyes. “Don’t tell me you’re going to.... I cultivate the Holy-Flame Chaste-Virgin God Dao! If I lose my virginity, my godhood will weaken and I’ll never be able to become a Consummate God. Please, I beg of you! Let me go!”
“You really know how to jabber nonsense,” Yang Qi said. Sighing, he waved his hand, sending out numerous golden paper talismans onto her. “With the devil embryo in there, you’ll give in whether you want to or not. You’re the beginning of the new legion of gods. Now, offer your piety to the ancient seal! Sagely Sacrifice!”Previous Chapter Next Chapter