Chapter 1386: Showdown
“Two immortal emperors.” Countless people inclined their heads and stared at the sky. Their hearts were all trembling, these two were immortal emperors, true hegemons of the eastern regions. They were characters with enough power to turn a small particle world into dust, or destroy an immortal city easily.
They were existences at the pinnacle of the entire immortal realms.
It’s said that back then in the once-per-hundred year recruitment event of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, the Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord appeared and fought the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor to a draw and forcibly demanded for the control of six prefectures.
The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor had to compromise because he wasn’t able to defeat his opponent. This was how the six prefectures got handed over, and how the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect was established.
However, everyone understood that it was only a temporary compromise. The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor would definitely seek to take back his territories sooner or later and give a harsh smack to the Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord’s face.
Now, this day has finally arrived. For the first time, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor came to the place where the Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord was located. In addition, he did so in such an imposing way, with four of his great armies in the area, preparing to destroy everything.
“RUMBLE!” The earth trembled as the four armies started to advance forward, entering the capital. Everywhere they passed by was levelled to flat ground.
The Eastern Sage Immortal Sect wanted to destroy the cloud capital completely. This entire place was a humiliation in the history of the Eastern Sage Thirteen Prefectures. After this war, the Cloud Prefecture would no longer exist.
The Eastern Sage Armies had over tens of thousands of immortals, how tyrannical was that? As they proceeded forward, people inside the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect could already sense the ground trembling even when the armies were very far away. The army of the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect was incomparably nervous. This war was a true battle of life and death.
“Halt.” At this moment, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor spoke. A moment later, the four armies halted at a distance extremely far away from the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect and didn’t continue advancing. Their movements were all extremely uniform and neat to behold.
“A game of chess, how about it?” The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor spoke to the Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord.
“Since this is an invitation by an old friend, I will naturally comply.” The Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord laughed. The two of them didn’t seem to be the slightest bit angry at all.
“Since you are the guest, you can go first.” The Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord stretched his hand out in invitation.
The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor directly lay down a chess piece. This piece of his glimmered with light and exuded a sense of sharpness.
The Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord laughed and placed his piece down too. His chess piece similarly gleamed with a blinding light, and was like a bolt of thunder, wanting to tear everything asunder.
Countless people below lifted their heads, as their hearts trembled. The two immortal emperors actually still had the mood for chess? The armies below were all waiting.
The two of them played their next piece. The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor moved his knight as he commanded, “Start the war.”
As the sound of his voice faded, the four armies each sent out a representative. These four were powerful experts, all of them were at the initial-stage of the immortal king realm.
“Great offence, we welcome the battle.” The Thousand Transformation Emperor Lord moved a chess piece in response. Below on the ground, within the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect, Bai Wuya spoke, “The enemy sent out four initial-stage immortal kings. At the same level, who is willing to accept this battle?”
“I’m willing to battle.”
“Count me in!” Another voice spoke.
Qin Wentian’s eyes gleamed, “I want to participate as well.”
This time around, Qin Wentian changed his mask. The specially made mask radiated a special aura able to block all immortal senses from prying through. No one would be able to see his true features.
Undoubtedly, Qin Wentian was one of those which the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor wanted to kill the most. Hence, it was still better for him to be cautious, in case the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor gave the order for his immortal kings to gang up on him.
“The four of you, each of you will head to a direction and accept the battle.” Bai Wuya waved his hand and spoke to the four who volunteered. The chosen immortal kings nodded and each walked towards their respective opponents.
Although the Eastern Sage Army has already entered the capital, they halted at a place quite far away, leaving a huge space for combat. The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor and Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord would personally command their sides as they played chess. The sparring of their chess pieces is also another battlefield.
Qin Wentian continued forward until he met with the immortal king sent out by the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. He had no idea what the situation was like in the other three battlefields. But since the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor chose this method to announce the start of the war, the immortal kings sent out by them were naturally all extremely powerful without a doubt.
He had to win this battle for sure no matter what, killing his opponent.
The immortal king fighting against Qin Wentian was a middle-aged man with a long face. His eyes gleamed with a sinister light and a dangerous aura radiated from him.
“RUMBLE!” From Qin Wentian, an intense light suddenly burst forth. He soared into the air as his silhouette disappeared in an instant. Numerous shadows of great rocs appeared in the air, shuttling through space, as the wind whistled.
The middle-aged immortal king released his law domain. In an instant, black fog enveloped the entire area as the silhouette of a giant python appeared, breathing out black mist, trying to trap the roc shadows.
“BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!” Qin Wentian unleashed the power of God’s Hand along with his terrifying movement technique. He shone with an even more dazzling light and moved even quicker, like a bolt of lightning. The black python had completely no way to catch up to his speed.
The middle-aged immortal king frowned. His opponent actually had such quick speed. Also, under the effect of his law domain, his opponent didn’t seem to be affected at all. From this, he could tell that his opponent also possessed a fearsome defense.
His immortal sense extended outwards, wanting to lock down on Qin Wentian’s silhouette.
“Swish~” The shadow of the rocs shuttled about, he could sense the rough location of Qin Wentian despite his speed under the area locked down by his immortal sense.
In an instant, he congregated terrifying swirls of energy, forming dragon pythons of darkness that breathed out even more black mist as they lunged forward, wanting to devour Qin Wentian.
“Chi, chi…” A brilliant wave of destructive sword beams suddenly erupted. This source of sword might was from the Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay and it was powered by God’s Hand. In just an instant, this sword light expanded to over ten thousand feet.
The dragon pythons of darkness were all sliced into pieces. The remnants of the sword might continued slashing out towards the body of the middle-aged immortal king.
Under the shine by the bright glare of the sword light, the middle-aged immortal king turned pale. He launched out a punch, yet it was clearly not sufficient to block the absolute killing might of this beam of sword light. Qin Wentian’s attack continued through and directly pierced through him cleanly.
From the light, a face filled with despair could be seen. After a clean piercing sound echoed out, the body of the middle-aged man was torn apart.
One hit sure kill technique.
“Beautiful!” In the direction of the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect, all the immortal kings were paying attention to the battles with their immortal senses. When they saw how dominating Qin Wentian’s strike was, all of them had excited looks on their faces.
Victory was obtained in an extremely beautiful way for this battle.
However, Qin Wentian was extremely calm. He turned and walked back to the direction of the Thousand Transformations Camp. This method of combat was the most direct as well as the most dangerous.
The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor and the Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord were still playing chess and didn’t even bother to look at the battles below. To people of their level, this was merely the prelude.
After that, the other battles in the three directions all concluded. The Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect won one, and lost one, as well as fighting to a draw for the last one.
However, for the battle which the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect won, they managed to kill an opponent. For the battle which the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect won, they only managed to heavily injure the opponent.
For the first round of fights, the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect was clearly at an advantage, managing to take the lives of two immortal kings from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
However, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor didn’t seem bothered at all. He moved another chess piece and calmly spoke, “Let the middle-stage immortal king battles begin.”
As the sound of his voice faded, a middle-stage immortal king walked out from each of the four armies located in the four directions.
“Who is willing to battle?” Even before the Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord spoke, Bai Wuya already took charge.
Similarly, four mid-stage immortal kings stepped out. Two of them were the original immortal kings from the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect while the other two had masks on, they were from the Heavenly Talisman Realm.
These four battles were extremely intense and the final result was that both sides won two battles, causing the second round to be a draw.
Countless experts inclined their heads and stared upwards. Initial-stage and mid-stage immortal kings have already concluded their fights. Next, it should be time for peak-tier immortal kings to move out. Will the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor send out people for this level?
This time around, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor didn’t say anything. On the chess board, a small-scale encirclement could be seen, the chess pieces charging around violently in an extremely tyrannical battle.
“Sky Dipper Regiments, move out.” The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor spoke. As the sound of his voice rang out, from the four directions the Eastern Sage Armies were located, 36 immortal kings walked out from each direction. This time around, the entire Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect was shocked.
A total of 144 immortal kings, what a powerful formation this was. This clearly was the true foundation of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, a major power that had held sway for countless years in the thirteen prefectures. They had summoned several city lords and prefecture lords to answer their call for this war.
On the chessboard, only now did the Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord realize that the chess pieces in four directions just so nicely totalled 144. They had completely surrounded his pieces, causing the Thousand Transformations Emperor Lord to furrow his brows. He could tell that this attack was not so easily handled.
The four Sky Dipper Regiments of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect came with unkind intentions and now, they were already in the form of a battle formation!