Chapter 760: Assassinating Sectlord Nine Yangs (Part 2)

The mere voice itself caused pressure to weigh down on the three individuals present.

King Devil Dragon, King Bone Dragon, and Sectlord Nine Yangs looked around to try to find the speaker, but saw no one in the area.

“Who’s trying to pull some hocus pocus? Show your face!”

King Devil Dragon reached out and made a grasping gesture, causing everything to tremble as countless claw projections appeared. However, as the claws ripped at the space in the area, nothing was revealed.

Snarling, he unleashed a consummate technique that caused another wave of claws to speed out in all directions. “Three Claws of the Devil Dragon! First Claw: Tear the Heart and Rip the Lungs!

Sadly for him, the result was the same as before.

Second Claw: Incomparable Trampling! Third Claw: Overturn Macrocosms!

Each claw attack surpassed the previous one, causing everything to shake so violently that it seemed as if the entire void would explode. 

King Devil Dragon suddenly smiled coldly. “Damned mischief-maker! Did you really think you could evade these consummate devil dragon arts? That’s a joke if I’ve ever heard one! I'm going to slowly crush you to death, so that you truly understand what terror is!”

All of a sudden, his hand clenched into a fist as though he had grabbed something. But then….

Aaaiiiieee!” A bloodcurdling scream echoed out as a beam of sword light appeared and cut his hand off of his arm! It lay there in midair in front of him, twitching as though it wished to fly back to him. However, before it could, it burst into flames, dissolving into greenish smoke that faded away into nothing.

The agonizing pain caused King Devil Dragon to bellow at the top of his lungs. Apparently, in all the hundreds of millions of years he’d lived, nothing like this had ever happened to him.

“Brother Devil Dragon, what just happened?” Shocked, King Bone Dragon stepped forward and looked at the stump of his arm. Then he raised his voice and said, “Friend, who exactly are you? Enough with the parlor tricks. Reveal yourself!”

“Oh, I’ll reveal myself,” Yang Qi said coolly as he stepped out of the shadows.

Sectlord Nine Yangs recognized him immediately, and it caused fear to flicker in his eyes. “It’s you… you brat! Dragon Proudheaven! I can’t believe you dared to come to the Tusita Heaven!”

“Why wouldn’t I?” Yang Qi replied. “I go where I please. By the way, I need to tell you something. My name isn’t really Dragon Proudheaven. That’s just an alias. My real name is Yang Qi.”

An expression of surprise flickered across Sectlord Nine Yangs’ face, only to be replaced a moment later by a sinister smile. “Oh? Your name isn't Dragon Proudheaven? Yang Qi, huh. I've never heard of anyone who goes by that name. Seems your alias is a bit more popular. Well, it doesn’t matter. What are you doing here? Don’t tell me you want to have our duel ahead of schedule. If so, fine. After all, I have King Devil Dragon and King Bone Dragon here to assist me.”

It was no surprise that Sectlord Nine Yangs had never heard of Yang Qi.

Yang Qi was quite famous in the Brahman Immortal World, but that was considered a very small place when compared to the Dao Defense League as a whole. It was like a village compared to a city. There was no way someone like Sectlord Nine Yangs would be familiar with people from such a place.

“Is there anything you two have to say about all this?” Yang Qi said, looking at King Devil Dragon and King Bone Dragon.

“You used some special technique to injure me, boy,” King Devil Dragon said in a dark tone of voice, “and that’s enough to earn you a death sentence for both you and your entire clan. Don’t you know that the Devil Dragon Tribe lives for revenge?”

“You offended the God Dragon Tribe, boy,” King Bone Dragon said, “so even if you were stronger than you are, it wouldn’t do any good. Hand over King Immortal-Slayer’s legacy medallions and the Bone Dragon Tribe will offer you sanctuary.”

“And here I thought you might be interested in joining me,” Yang Qi said, shaking his head. “In that case, don’t waste your breath. You see, I already sent Dragon King from the God Dragon Tribe to hell. Er, wait, no… he actually didn’t make it to hell. I assimilated his quintessence energy and devoured his destiny. And now you two can join him.”

Yang Qi’s aura flared and a pure land appeared around him, which was none other than the God Legion Paradise. But instead of being majestic and grand, like before, it was like a gentle breeze or a fine rain, traveling through the void in such a way that no one could detect its presence until it was upon them.

The pure land existed everywhere, and pāramitā was directly underfoot, removing the need to cross the sea of bitterness…. [1]

This was Yang Qi’s domain. Where he went, everything would become a pure land, if he wished.

“You killed King God Dragon?” King Devil Dragon said. Both he and King Bone Dragon found it hard to believe, and yet the expression on Yang Qi’s face seemed to indicate he wasn’t lying. “You’d better not just be running your mouth. Aren’t you worried about the God Dragon Tribe coming after you for revenge?”

“I couldn’t care less about the God Dragon Tribe. After today, the Devil Dragon Tribe and the Bone Dragon Tribe are going to have me in their sights, too. But I’ll settle all accounts by killing all of you.” Yang Qi’s eyes swiveled to Sectlord Nine Yangs. “What do you say, Sectlord Nine Yangs? We still have a few weeks until our duel, but I'm honestly not inclined to wait. I want to kill you right here and now.”

“You’ve got a lot of guts, I’ll give you that,” said Sectlord Nine Yangs. “Forgetting about the question of who would kill who, aren’t you worried about the Dao Defense League getting dragged into the issue?” Considering that he was in the Tusita Heaven, and was joined by King Devil Dragon and King Bone Dragon, he wasn’t afraid at all. However, he was worried that if fighting broke out, Yang Qi could escape into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. In fact, he was currently scrambling to come up with a way of locking the area down to prevent that from happening.

“The Dao Defense League? I'm not worried about them. Even if your Nine Yangs God Sect gets wiped out, the Dao Defense League as a whole will still stand. Besides, I can just absorb the main forces of the Nine Yangs God Sect into my own sect. The sight of your severed head will ensure that the elders will quickly side with me. Of course, I’ll have to exterminate your clan to remove the possibility of future trouble. Fairly soon, your bloodline won’t exist in this world.”

A ninth division Chaos God who had lived for so many countless years would obviously have a huge number of descendants. Perhaps a billion. Perhaps tens of billions. Perhaps trillions.

There could be enough to populate an entire immortal world.

After all, if a Chaos God patriarch lived for a hundred million years, and gave birth to a child every year, that would give him a hundred million children. And what if each of those children gave birth to children of their own?

For Yang Qi to claim that he was going to wipe out Sectlord Nine Yangs’ entire bloodline was quite a ruthless thing to say.

“There’s no need for such aggressive talk, young one,” King Bone Dragon said, taking a step forward. “Do you really think that you’re just going to suck us all into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart? King God Dragon underestimated you and you took him by surprise. But you won’t be taking us by surprise. Why don’t we exchange three blows and see which of us is better? Bring it on!”

Even as the words left his mouth, ghostfire blazed in his eyes as he stared intently at Yang Qi, making it seem very much like he wanted to duel but was waiting for his opponent to strike first.

WHOOSH!

Meanwhile, King Devil Dragon suddenly vanished, then reappeared behind Yang Qi. Cackling madly, he unleashed a fist strike. “Fooled you, boy! You actually trusted King Bone Dragon? He’s the most treacherous dragon there is! I'm going to take King Immortal-Slayer's legacy medallions… and your life!”

RUMBLE!

King Devil Dragon’s fist strike was imbued with a spirit that could conquer mountains and rivers, and caused everything to shake violently. This was a sneak attack by a Chaos God, and it was so powerful that it could likely kill someone in the same cultivation level as him.

Even worse, King Bone Dragon launched an attack of his own from the other direction. Speeding forward, his finger transformed into a bone saber that slashed out in front of him. As it did, chains and cages made of bones sprang up everywhere!

“This bone saber was crafted from the bone of a god! The blade is named Descender, and this move is named Grievance Descends to the Seafloor! When I kill you, any grievances you have will sink to the depths of the sea!” This was obviously a killing move!

The two dragon kings had resorted to crafty plots and machinations, almost as if they didn't care about their own reputation. The way they were attacking Yang Qi together seemed devoid of any of the majesty of the Dragonfolk. It made sense, considering that devil dragons and bone dragons were considered to be the most treacherous of all the dragons. They were quite a contrast to the noble and mysterious buddha dragons, the domineering and haughty god dragons, the aloof heaven dragons, or the calm and peaceful true dragons.

Sectlord Nine Yangs was also prepared to make a move, crouching down in order to spring into action. However, he didn’t make his move yet. Apparently, he was waiting for just the right moment to launch his ultimate attack.

Unfortunately for him, that perfect moment never came.

Yang Qi didn’t dodge out of the way. He didn’t make an attack, nor did he receive an injury.

Crack!

The bone saber called Descender hit his arm and shattered! At the same time, an immense backlash attack hit King Bone Dragon, who staggered backward.

As King Devil Dragon’s fist approached, Yang Qi glanced back and met it with a palm. A deafening smack rang out, and King Devil Dragon’s armor was ripped to shreds, the scales covering his arm exploding.

Aggghhhh!”

A look of both terror and fury appeared on his face as he stumbled backward, cradling his mangled flesh.

Unfortunately for him, Yang Qi was faster than he was. 

Whoosh! 

In the blink of an eye, Yang Qi was behind him, causing him to look over his shoulder in shock.

POP!

Yang Qi thrust out his palm, hitting King Devil Dragon square in the middle of his back. A cracking sound rang out and King Devil Dragon’s energy began draining out of him like water falling down a ten-thousand-meter tall cliff. As it drained away, Yang Qi reached out and grabbed the dragon’s head.

Crack!

He ripped King Devil Dragon’s head off of his shoulders, and the headless body flopped down on the ground in front of him.


1. Buddhism refers to life as a sea of suffering or an abyss of misery. Pāramitā literally is “the opposite shore” and refers to a realm beyond life and death.

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