Yang Qi had been suppressing his cultivation base for some time now, just waiting for the right time for his breakthrough.
Now, he planned to use the tribulation to brand his soul to the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, which, after enough time passed, would enable him to turn it into a second nascent divinity.
Normally speaking, not even Godmyth patriarchs could achieve breakthroughs in the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. But Yang Qi had King Immortal-Slayer’s legacy medallions, which enabled him to connect to any of the many heavens and draw on the requisite vital energy and magical laws.
The Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart had been created when King Immortal-Slayer and King Heaven-Devourer devoured countless immortal worlds and combined them together. Now that Yang Qi understood more about the profound secrets of the thing, he was able to make its essence part of him and use it as if it were his own power.
He had intentionally lured August Patriarch Fire Dragon into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart so that he could achieve a breakthrough there, or even multiple breakthroughs, and take advantage of that circumstance to create a deadly spell formation to kill August Patriarch Fire Dragon. After all, there was no way August Patriarch Fire Dragon would be able to flee the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, which meant that he was fully in Yang Qi’s control. The Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart was a god item so powerful that it could even trap almighty members of the legion of gods. Although Yang Qi was only capable of drawing on a fraction of its power, right now, it was still more than enough to deal with August Patriarch Fire Dragon.
As the deadly heavenly tribulation descended on Yang Qi, a primal-chaos elder-snake appeared behind him and simply devoured the tribulation. Normally speaking, facing tribulation was a terrifying and painful thing, and could be made even more dangerous if onlookers tried to take advantage of the situation.
But Yang Qi felt very safe dealing with tribulation in the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. After acquiring so many of King Heaven-Devourer’s talismans, he could devour anything—even tribulations. It was for that reason that, throughout history, cultivators often used the snakecharms as protective talismans.
In the Lifeseizing level, even one of them would be enough to propel the drive to the Legendary, Great Sage, or sometimes even Demi-Immortal level. After all, the ability to devour tribulations and turn them into power for oneself made it that much easier to rise through the levels of cultivation.
‘What? He’s facing tribulation? Don't tell me he’s going to try to reach the Godmyth level!’
August Patriarch Fire Dragon began backing away, until he realized that the tribulation clouds were not those associated with the Godmyth level. Instead, the fluctuations were those of the third or fourth stage of the Demolishing level.
In other words, this opponent was only a second stage Space-Demolisher, an immortal warrior.
Normally speaking, August Patriarch Fire Dragon viewed people like that as ants, or at best slaves. He could kill thousands of them with a mere exhalation. Yet here this person was, able to hold his own in a fight. How terrifying was that?
If Yang Qi had been a ninth stage Dao-Demolisher, then August Patriarch Fire Dragon might have felt a bit better. After all, there were consummate geniuses with special constitutions who were known to be able to fight Godmyths while only in the Demolishing level. But for a second stage Space-Demolisher to be able to do so was literally unheard of. There weren’t even stories of things like that happening in ancient times. Not even children of the gods had been able to do that.
“Who exactly is this guy? He’s a second stage Space-Demolisher, but he can fight me to a standstill?” Yet again, August Patriarch Fire Dragon’s terror soon turned into glee. “This is incredible! In fact, it couldn't be better. How did he cultivate his constitution? Well, it doesn’t matter. I'm going to take it and use it to reach the Deathless Throne! Prepare to die, boy!”
He waved his hand, transforming into an enormous snake yet again, and devouring the heavenly tribulation in his path as he shot toward Yang Qi.
“I don’t think so!” Yang Qi said. Continuing to devour the tribulation, and power up as he did, he drew on the powers of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart to cause an enormous hand to appear, which shot forward and snapped down onto the mouth of the enormous snake.
“You’re not going to escape this, August Patriarch Fire Dragon. You might be a Godmyth, but we're in the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, which means I can cut you down.” More heavenly tribulation descended, and chaotic flows of vital energy swirled around Yang Qi as he continued to grow stronger.
Meanwhile, an enormous megamammoth appeared behind him, which inhaled the primal-chaos through its trunk.
“Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart? Special constitution? Unique energy arts? They’re all meaningless. Even if you do break through, boy, you’re still nothing but a piece of Demolisher trash. I can’t believe you would dare to fight a Godmyth patriarch like me. What a joke! Watch and see what people like me are really capable of!”
Howling, August Patriarch Fire Dragon spat out a mouthful of blood that transformed into a daoist painting. The painting spun rapidly, becoming a Godmyth talisman that sent down enormous pressure in all directions; unexpectedly, August Patriarch Fire Dragon was actually locking down this part of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart.
Then he made a grasping gesture, and a god item appeared, a nine-meter-long snakelance.
Countless ancient snakes swirled around it, a clear indication that it was a powerful god item. “Do you know what kind of snakelance this is? It was once wielded by the apprentice of King Heaven-Devourer himself, King Infinisnake, who eventually joined the legion of gods! It took blood, sweat, and tears for me to get this snakelance, and it's more than enough to break through your defenses!”
Without hesitation, he stabbed out with the snakelance.
Vibrating, the lance stabbed into the God Legion Paradise and was soon closing in on Yang Qi. Not even bothering to look in its direction, Yang Qi clenched his hand into a fist and punched it.
It sounded like countless bells slamming into each other; Yang Qi’s fleshly body was already strong enough to stand up to god items, and therefore this snakelance couldn’t do a thing to him or his fist.
“I’ll use these tribulations to become an immortal general!” Yang Qi shouted. “Fourth stage Origin-Demolishing!”
Countless tribulations converged on Yang Qi as he became an immortal general. He had just increased his cultivation levels twice, meaning that his energy arts were now four or five times as strong as before, which was a frightening thought.
Even more terrifying was the fact that his Hell Portal could now summon eighth stage experts.
Once he was an immortal marquis, that limit would increase to the ninth stage. Further breakthroughs would increase the limit of the ninth stage experts he could summon, starting with one or two lineaments, then increasing to nine lineaments.
For now, though, summoning fiend-devils was not the way to deal with August Patriarch Fire Dragon. After all, August Patriarch Fire Dragon was not only extremely powerful, the fact that he had so many imperial snakecharms meant that throwing fiend-devils at him would only be helping him get stronger.
Bursting with godly might, Yang Qi shot up into the air, surrounded by holy light as he prepared to finally start fighting back against August Patriarch Fire Dragon.
He unleashed a consummate fist strike, shattering the energy of the primal-chaos elder-snake. In the blink of an eye, the thousand talismans that made it up flashed with bright light as though he were about to assimilate them.
‘Dammit. He just jumped two cultivation levels? How is he that strong?’ August Patriarch Fire Dragon immediately unleashed a countermove. Obviously, if he lost his thousand talismans to Yang Qi right now, he wouldn’t have any hope of getting out of the encounter alive.
“I've already become one with these talismans. There’s no way you can take them away from me!” August Patriarch Fire Dragon swirled through the air to create a huge spell formation. “And I have more talismans than you! You’re doomed to lose! Just give me your talismans!”
He threw his hand out, fingers splayed, and this time it was Yang Qi’s eight hundred talismans that began twitching.
‘The perfect opportunity!’ A crafty smile appeared on Yang Qi’s face as he suddenly threw out his own eight hundred talismans, which shot right into August Patriarch Fire Dragon’s talismans.
Instantly, the two groups combined.
One thousand eight hundred and fifty-one talismans became a swirling vortex, with two expressions of will within them that began viciously fighting.
Two primal-chaos elder-snakes appeared, snapping at each other, dueling. One had a face that resembled August Patriarch Fire Dragon, and the other resembled Yang Qi.
“What? You want to have a contest of wills? You really are looking to get killed. Fine, I’ll fulfill your wish!” As the two fought back and forth, primal-chaos spread through the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart.
August Patriarch Fire Dragon still had the advantage, and at first it seemed like Yang Qi couldn't even fight back effectively.
“You’re not going to be killing me, boy! I'm taking your imperial snakecharms! And then cutting you down will be a simple task. You got greedy, but in terms of will, I'm far your superior!”Previous Chapter Next Chapter