Grand Emperor Ragefire Broilheaven had assimilated the power of a beast king, significantly advancing his energy arts. But unexpectedly, that did him no good. A single blow from Yang Qi sent him flying.
It begged the question of exactly how advanced Yang Qi’s cultivation base was. After all, he hadn’t fully passed the tribulation, yet was already strong enough to kill the Four Emperors of the Heavenly Court, Eldest Brother Secundus, and Leaf Dao-Denier.
Most experts would be trembling in terror when facing a tribulation like this, which was an expression of the fury of ancient gods. It was so powerful that it could negate the power of the beast king clones. But Yang Qi wasn't being weakened at all. Instead, his cultivation base was rapidly rising.
Blood sprayed out of Grand Emperor Ragefire Broilheaven’s mouth as he landed on his feet and staggered backward. He had previously been protected by millions upon millions of defensive shields, but all of them had shattered. His beast king clones were severely injured, and he himself had a huge wound on his chest. All of a sudden, he felt as if he were battling the dao of heaven itself.
It was as if the dao of heaven had fully and completely rejected him and didn't want him to use any of his energy arts.
“This bastard is terrifying!” Eldest Brother Secundus said. “Everyone, attack together! Use your beast kings. Eternal Good Fortune: Boundless and Limitless!” Eldest Brother Secundus could see how strong Yang Qi was, and he knew that delays weren’t an option. He leaped into motion, summoning three beast kings of immense power. At the same time, he threw both of his hands out, summoning a sealing mark that resembled a growing embryo.
“Embryonic-Growth Boundless Vajrayāna Lokapāla Mother Fist!”
It was a fist technique that thrummed with a preheaven sensation, like something from nature itself, yet boundlessly fierce. It was gentle, but filled with killing intent, seemingly one with the universe itself.
It was an energy art that seemed to surpass something that humans could successfully cultivate, bordering instead on the mysteries of the gods. From his position within the tribulation, Yang Qi saw the fist heading toward him and could tell that it would be impossible to evade. There was no doubt that Eldest Brother Secundus was the deadliest opponent of this bunch, and dealing with him would make the rest of the fight a simple task.
“Nice. Seems like a really deadly move. I guess I should use a deadly move too. King Heaven-Devourer’s Fist!”
It was a consummate technique he had gained enlightenment of upon collecting all three thousand of the imperial snakecharms. With the power of the talismans, and the Engine of the One God within his heart, he could unleash it with shocking effect.
The two fist strikes collided and Eldest Brother Secundus staggered back several steps. His beast king clones exploded one by one and his beast hide clothing was ripped to shreds, leaving him standing there muscular and naked.
“Very strong,” he said, calling on his true energy to negate the effects of King Heaven-Devourer’s Fist. At the same time, a very serious expression overtook his face as he realized that he really was in a deadly struggle. “Very, very strong. You have a Chaos God cultivation base, and if you ever reach the ninth minor stair of the Deathless Heavenly Stairway like me, you might be considered exceptional. But nobody other than a Lesser God could possibly cause problems for me.”
“Could you please just die?” Yang Qi said, and then he released the full set of martial arts that was King Heaven-Devourer’s Fist.
“Devour all under Heaven!”
“Gobble Mountains and Rivers!”
“Scoop up Primal-Chaos!”
“Pester the Universe!”
“Chew down God-Spirits!”
They were all moves that King Heaven-Devourer had invented to fight the ancient legion of gods. They were unimaginably mighty, so much so that ordinary people couldn’t even use them. But considering that Yang Qi had collected all three thousand of King Heaven-Devourer’s talismans, he could unleash them in their full capacity. Each move thrummed with the power to devour all types of vital energy, even godliness.
Even if the Four Emperors of the Heavenly Court all made a move on him at once, the true energy of that fist technique would simply devour their attacks.
Normally speaking, it would have been dangerous for Yang Qi to simply consume the true energy of the four emperors and Eldest Brother Secundus. Thankfully, he had the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart and the Aeonic God Destroyer. With those assets, he could not only deal with seventeen opponents on the level of these Grand Emperors, he could deal with seventeen god-spirits. In the end, they were just helping him to power up the Cruiser of Civilization and the Engine of the One God.
“Great Dao Projection!”
Yang Qi thrust out another fist, and it was as if the embodiment of a great dao had appeared. It seemed round and flat at the same time, but was neither. And this time, instead of targeting Eldest Brother Secundus, he targeted the much weaker Leaf Dao-Denier.
True energy surged and space shattered, causing a look of profound terror to appear on Leaf Dao-Denier’s face. Before all of this had started, he had smugly looked forward to defeating Yang Qi with the beast king clones. However, in a complete subversion of his expectations, he wasn’t even close to being a match for Yang Qi.
“We’ve got to save him! Four Emperors Combine: Soul of Antiquity!”
The Four Emperors of the Heavenly Court joined forces and tried to extricate Leaf Dao-Denier from his dangerous situation, along with simultaneously hitting Yang Qi with their Soul of Antiquity.
An enormous soul appeared, with the body of a snake and the head of a human, its hair disheveled. Pulsing with ancient power, it lunged toward Yang Qi from behind as if to latch on to him with its mouth.
Yang Qi simply waved his hand behind him and the Soul of Antiquity shattered into dust.
Striding forward, Eldest Brother Secundus grabbed Leaf Dao-Denier. “You still can’t use the full power of the beast king clones. Let’s join forces. Combine our true energy, Eternal and Fortuned together!”
A stream of divine will entered Leaf Dao-Denier, then both he and Eldest Brother Secundus drew on their true energy and summoned two doorways. One was the Eternal Gate, and the other was the Fortuned Gate.
By combining their power, Eldest Brother Secundus and Leaf Dao-Denier were instantly three times stronger than before! And they didn’t hesitate to unleash a fist strike.
“Eternal Fortuned Fist!” they shouted.
Then Leaf Dao-Denier said, “I refuse to believe you’re on the level of the legion of gods, Yang Qi! You can’t compare to our combined might!”
“True Dao of the Heavenly Court; Strategies of the Grand Nation!”
As of this moment, Yang Qi had two top experts attacking him from left and right. Plus, the four emperors were attacking from four other directions, completely surrounding him. And the beast king clones were letting loose howls that contained traces of deathless godliness.
Despite all of that, Yang Qi remained completely unfazed. He inhaled, sucking in all of the vital energy of the tribulation around him, causing power to surge through his meridians. In the blink of an eye, all of his flesh, muscles, life force, genes, and energy arts experienced a huge transformation.
He grew larger, and a full head taller. At the same time, he began pulsing with the most majestic of energy.
With his left hand he drew on the Hand of the One God, and the right, King Heaven-Devourer’s Fist, sending his own true energy to slam directly into that of Eldest Brother Secundus and Leaf Dao-Denier.
The four emperors suddenly felt their own fist attack disappearing into nothing, as surely as if they had experienced the four tribulations of Success, Steadiness, Destruction, and the Void. Then, somehow, the attacks reappeared, heading directly toward their sources!
The Four Emperors of the Heavenly Court were scared out of their minds and quickly fell back in retreat. The attacks missed them, but hit the Heaven-Dao Operation God-Temple, causing it to tremble and begin collapsing.
Meanwhile, Eldest Brother Secundus and Leaf Dao-Denier were also hit by the power of their own Eternal Fortuned Fist, causing both of them to cough up mouthfuls of blood.
“What’s going on?”
At first, none of them had any idea what was happening.
“Watch out!” Grand Emperor Myriadmagic Heavenspan shouted. “He’s using the mysterious powers of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart! He’s absorbing the powers of my attack, sending them into the chart and converting them into power for his own use. From what I remember, the reason King Immortal-Slayer created the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart to begin with was that he wanted to fill it with the destructive power of myriad worlds, then use that to make himself unbeatable in a fight.”
Grand Emperor Myriadmagic Heavenspan was truly incredible. In the blink of an eye, he noticed the trick that the Five Great Lokapālas had been completely oblivious to.
Yang Qi also couldn’t help but marvel. The ability he had just used was actually different from before. After much hard work and contemplation, he had finally unlocked the secret method to absorb attacks, seal the power, then convert it into something he could use.
He hadn’t been able to do that even when fighting the lokapālas. But Grand Emperor Myriadmagic Heavenspan had instantly deduced the truth.
Unfortunately, being aware of the trick didn’t mean he knew how to deal with it. There was no way this group was in a position to surpass the powers of the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. Not even gods could do that.
After all, King Immortal-Slayer had used the chart to kill plenty of gods in his time.
Yang Qi had no plans to give any of these six enemies any breathing room. “Since you know what I'm doing, you should also know that I can absorb and seal any type of power. You people have no hope of overcoming the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart. If you keep attacking me, I won’t have to do a single thing to defeat you. Therefore, the time has come for you to die.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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