This was an expanse of ruins covered in a pile of broken walls.
Zhuanyu Shui was completely bathed in blood, his countenance was pale and practically translucent, and his breathing had become heavy like a bellows that was being pumped without end.
He was an expert in the School of Fiendgod Body Refinement, and he was even a Spirit God Exalt ranked at the 21st position on the Domain Enlightened Chart.
Yet now, he’d actually been reduced to such a miserable state, and it obviously showed what sort of brutal battle he’d suffered. It was even to the extent that if he wasn’t an expert in body refinement, then he would have probably been killed a long time ago.
Now, even though he was still standing tenaciously, he was obviously unable to hold on for much longer.
Experts in body refinement weren’t impossible to kill because so long as one squeezed out every single drop of blood within them and crushed every single thought they possessed, then they would still perish without a doubt.
Of course, it was naturally extremely difficult to accomplish this.
This was the reason why Zhuanyu Shui was still able to stand here at this moment.
At this moment, even though the expression of exhaustion and weakness between his brows was impossible to conceal, his expression was still firm. Because he was protecting three more cultivators who stood behind him.
On the other hand, his enemies stood before him!
There was an entire 10 plus enemies standing before him. The red clothed young man in the lead had a playful expression, skin that was fair like a woman’s, and had a wisp of powder applied on his lips, causing his entire body to emanate an extremely strange aura.
He played with a curved blade that was sharp, blood red, dazzling, and only 30cm long in his hand. He liked his scarlet red lips while he gazed at Zhuanyu Shui with a ridiculing and teasing gaze, and he said slowly, “Zhuanyu Shui, if you continue putting up a stubborn and desperate struggle, then even though it’s unlikely to cause your death, those three fellows behind you’ll suffer calamity when you’re powerless to continue fighting.”
His voice was feminine, sharp, and like the sound of a venomous snake flicking its tongue. It caused the hairs on one’s body to stand on end.
Zhuanyu Shui puckered his lips and remained silent.
This young man was called Di Jun, and he was from the Di Clan in the Imperial Region. Moreover, he himself was a Spirit God Exalt ranked at the 12th position on the Domain Enlightened Chart, and his cultivation was formidable to the extreme.
However, Zhuanyu Shui didn’t look at Di Jun, and he gazed behind the crowd of enemies instead.
There was a handsome young man standing there all by himself
. The young man had dense jet black hair that hung loosely at his shoulders and had a wisp of a lazy smile on the corners of his mouth. At this moment, he was teasing the fiery red Vermillion Bird on his shoulder.
Shockingly, it was Luo Shaonong!
“You ought to be clearly aware that if the three of them fall into my hands, then nothing but utter misery will be awaiting them. Not only will they suffer endless pain and torture, they’ll still be unable to avoid death in the end.” Di Jun continued unhurriedly. “So, I advise you to quickly hand over that seventh-grade Ancestral Dao Root. That will be better for everyone.”
Zhuanyu Shui remained silent.
However, the bodies of the three cultivators behind him shivered while they revealed terrified expressions. Obviously, they knew Di Jun, and they were clearly aware that once they were targeted by this fellow, then the consequences were absolutely more terrifying than entering the 18 levels of hell.
“Looks like you’re still hoping that someone will come to rescue all of you. Unfortunately, I won’t give you anymore time.” Di Jun sighed lightly, and he seemed to have lost his patience.
The blood red and exquisite curved blade on his palm revolved while it emanated a strand of gorgeous light. After that, it tore through space with a swish, and it slashed down towards Zhuanyu Shui at an inconceivable speed.
Zhuanyu Shui intended to resist this attack, yet his entire body trembled while his vital energy fell into disorder. He was actually forced to watch helplessly as this attack struck his body and severed an arm of his.
After that, his entire body was blasted flying and he staggered to the ground. It hurt to the point he was actually unable to stand up again.
Earlier, he’d already suffered an extremely heavy injury, and if he hadn’t relied on his extremely tenacious will, then he would have probably fell to the ground since a long time ago.
Even then, he was on the verge of collapse after he suffered this strike.
“Di Jun, I noticed this seventh-grade Ancestral Dao Root first. All of you’ve already seized three seventh-grade Ancestral Dao Roots. Could it be that you still intend to continue pressuring me to hand it over?” Zhuanyu Shui gasped for breath as he spoke while blood gurgled out from the corners of his mouth. His gaze surged with a rare wisp of rage, and his eyes almost split apart from rage.
He wasn’t worried about his own fate because as a descendant of the Zhuanyu Clan and a Spirit God Exalt, Di Jun wouldn’t dare to kill him no matter how arrogant Di Jun was.
He was worried about those three companions of his that stood behind him. Their lives were in danger after they lost his protection!
“This is a fight. If your ability is inferior, then possessing that seventh-grade Ancestral Dao Root is a crime as well.” Di Jun chuckled lightly while he walked step by step towards those three cultivators. “Zhuanyu Shui, I’ll give you one last chance. Will you hand it over or not? I’ll count to three, and if you still refuse to realize your errors after that, then these three can only die because of you.”
“One.” It was like the sound of the clock that counted down to one’s death. At this moment, those three cultivators were terrified to the point their countenance had turned pale, and they’d almost started begging for mercy. They couldn’t help but look at Zhuanyu Shui with gazes that carried a wisp of a begging expression.
Zhuanyu Shui gasped rapidly for breath for a moment before he gritted his teeth and said, “Di Jun! You’re hell-bent on forcing me into a hopeless situation!?”
“Two.” Di Jun grinned and seemed as if he hadn’t heard Zhuanyu Shui at all. He just silently raised the blood red and exquisite curved blade in his hand, and then pointed it towards those three cultivators from afar.
“Big Brother Zhuanyu, why don’t… you… give it to him?” Those three cultivators were scared out of their wits, and the line of defense in their hearts was on the verge of collapsing. They didn’t want to die just like this. Because even if they knew that Zhuanyu Shui was waiting for Le Wuhen and the others to come assist them, but what if Le Wuhen and the others were a step too late?
Zhuanyu Shui’s firm expression changed indeterminately as well. Right when Di Jun was about to count to three, Zhuanyu Shui finally gritted his teeth and decided. “Alright, I’ll give it to you!”
He spoke word by word. It seemed as if his voice was squeezed out from the cracks between his teeth, and they contained boundless rage.
Di Jun suddenly laughed complacently, and then he sighed. “Unfortunately, you agreed a step too late.”
As he spoke, he glanced at those three cultivators, and he lightly spat out a single word from between his scarlet red lips. “Three!”
The blood red curved blade tore through space, and it swiftly tore through the sky and shot over.
“You…. How despicable!” Zhuanyu Shui roared furiously, and he was angered to the point of being on the verge of going mad.
At this instant, the hearts of those three cultivators turned icy cold while a wisp of deep despair surged out from within their hearts. They finally understood that Di Jun had never intended to spare them.
Everything Di Jun said earlier was an entire bunch of nonsense, and he was playing tricks on them!
They were disgruntled!
They were furious!
If they could do it all again, they would definitely not just wait for death to arrive. Unfortunately….
It was all too late….
Hmm? Suddenly, their entire bodies stiffened while their pupils dilated. They noticed to their surprise that a wisp of sword qi had suddenly appeared out of thin air, and it forcefully blocked that blood red curved blade while it was halfway to them. Moreover, the collision between them caused a myriad of strands of divine radiance to erupt.
The blood red curved blade was actually struck to the point of trembling violently, and it wailed without end.
What? At this instant, those three cultivators that escaped death almost thought that they were dreaming. They were stunned on the spot and filled with disbelief.
Finally…. Zhuanyu Shui’s heart shook while a wisp of a stiff arc appeared on the corners of his blood tainted lips, and he seemed to want to smile.
Di Jun was slightly surprised as well, and then his brows raised while he laughed coldly. He controlled the blood red curved blade to attack those three cultivators once more.
It was at this moment that a tall figure appeared soundlessly before those three cultivators. Shockingly, it was Chen Xi!
The Talisman Armament in his hand spun like the cable of a bridge. It crushed through space and carried a strand of vast and powerful force as it blasted the curved blade flying.
“Eh!” Di Jun seemed to be slightly surprised. His eyes narrowed as he suddenly smiled and said, “You’re probably that Chen Xi, right?”
At this moment, all the cultivators in Di Jun’s vicinity revealed a wisp of an interested expression as well, and they weren’t nervous at all. They seemed carefree as if victory was within their grasps.
Chen Xi couldn’t even be bothered to spare a glance at Di Jun. He turned around to look at Zhuanyu Shui who lay on the ground. When he saw the extremely severe injuries that Zhuanyu Shui had suffered, Chen Xi couldn’t help but frown, and then his eyes were suffused with a wisp of piercing coldness.
“Fellow Daoist Zhuanyu, meditate and recuperate from your injuries. Leave all of this to me.” Chen Xi spoke swiftly via voice transmission.
“Be careful. Luo Shaonong is holding the line from the side. You just have to hold on until Young Master Wuhen and the others rush over, and it’ll be sufficient to turn the situation around.” Zhuanyu Shui advised.
Chen Xi nodded. He’d naturally noticed Luo Shaonong who stood behind the crowd, and it was even to the extent that most of his attention had been on Luo Shaonong since the moment he’d arrived here.
Meanwhile, those three cultivators had recovered from their shock, and they couldn’t help but heave sighs of relief when they saw that it was Chen Xi. However, they became nervous and worried right after that. Because Chen Xi was all alone, whereas, it wasn’t just Di Jun who was a Spirit God Exalt amongst the enemies before them!
In other words, the situation was still extremely severe.
Now, they only hoped that Le Wuhen, Shentu Yanran, Yuqiu Jin, and the others would be able to rush over in time.
But it was very obvious that Di Jun didn’t intend to allow such a thing to happen.
When he saw Chen Xi actually disregarded him, he couldn’t help but roar with laughter that was feminine, sharp, and ear piercing.
“Very good! Let me see exactly how formidable the fellow that was able to defeat the joint forces of Yue Ruhuo and Jin Qingyang is!” Di Jun’s red clothed fluttered while his imposing aura suddenly heightened. His entire body seethed with a blood red glow that shot into the nine heavens, and he seemed like a god of blood that held a blood red curved blade in hand as he slashed it down.
This strike seemed as if it was slashed down from the ages and had experienced the purification of a mountain of corpses and an ocean of blood. It emanated a monstrous aura of slaughter and was peerless domineering. It caused this expanse of the heavens and the earth to instantly transform into a horrifying blood red color.
This strike was too terrifying, and it was much more formidable than Yue Ruhuo’s attacks.
Space exploded into pieces and was completed crushed by the blade light that slashed directly down at Chen Xi.
“Is trash like you even worthy of mouthing off at me?” Chen Xi’s gaze was like a bolt of lightning. His jet black and dense long hair fluttered while he seemed like a peerless sword that had been unsheathed.
He didn’t seem to move at all before a light strand of sword qi shot out. It was obscure and ordinary, yet as soon as it appeared, this expanse of the heavens and the earth seemed to have fallen into a motionless state, and even space was frozen because of it!
Hmm? In the distance, Luo Shaonong who’d been constantly teasing the Vermillion Bird on his shoulder seemed to have noticed something. He finally raised his head before his gaze suddenly locked onto the battle in the distance.
The sword qi and blade light collided. It was simply like the collision of a myriad of mountains, and it caused deafening rumbling to resound.
After that, the blood red curved blade suddenly started trembling violently before it was blasted flying. It was actually no match for this wisp of sword qi that Chen Xi executed.
On the other hand, Di Jun even let out a shrill cry while he was blasted flying in midair, and his figure staggered back uncontrollably by over 100m.
When he finally stopped himself, his countenance suddenly turned pale while his entire body sway, and he couldn’t refrain from spitting out a mouthful of blood.
The surroundings instantly went silent because everyone was shocked.