Chapter 1559: Sculpture
“It’s him.” The eyes of this group stared at Qin Wentian as they instantly flew over.
Qin Wentian radiated a resplendent radiance. In an instant, his laws of light enveloped everything, seeping into the bodies of his opponents. Every beam of light seemed to contain a supreme sword intent. The immortal kings were directly penetrated as their bodies disintegrated amidst their screams of pain and agony. They died one after the other.
The immortal emperor here had a look of great shock on his face. He only saw Qin Wentian taking a step forward as a spatial gate appeared. In the next instant, Qin Wentian had already arrived before him. With just a single glance, the immortal emperor sank into an eye-technique dimension as the swords of light rained down on him. He madly resisted but there was no way for him to escape. Qin Wentian’s strength was absolutely enough to kill him. He could only watch in despair as the light disintegrated his flesh bit by bit.
With a loud boom! The immortal emperor disappeared and Qin Wentian passed by him. Everything happened within an instant.
A spatial gate flickered into existence, Qin Wentian stepped through and fled away. When he first came here to Jialan Emperor City, he thought he could depend on his abilities to conceal everything and act when there was an opportunity. It should be very difficult even if the Jialan Monarch wanted to capture him. However, he clearly had underestimated the Jialan Monarch, who was one of the nine monarchs under the Lifire Empyrean. There was no need for any reason at all when he did things. Even if there are wasted efforts, the Jialan Monarch didn’t care and went ahead to arrange such a huge trap. As long as he did come, he would find it tough to escape even if given wings.
What Qin Wentian wanted to do was to escape this giant invisible web laid by the Jialan Monarch. As long as he could flee from this region, given his illusionary abilities, it was pretty much impossible for him to be found out in a sea of humans.
Beams of emperor light hurriedly shot towards Qin Wentian as violent bursts of law energy flooded the area around him. Qin Wentian wanted to use his spatial gate and escape but he directly slammed into a golden wall that suddenly appeared before him. After that, he saw an immortal emperor clad in golden armor, exuding an aura of invincibility, standing before him.
Qin Wentian lifted his fist. A moment later, the laws of light transformed into a resplendent beam of fist light that blasted explosively outwards. Shadows of the punches filled the sky, all of them aiming for that immortal emperor. The golden armor of that initial-stage immortal emperor exploded as he died in a single attack.
“How strong.” The surrounding experts, who just got here, felt their heart trembling. What innate technique was that? The power unleashed was so shockingly great. The powerful fist of radiance illuminated the sky, destroying everything that came into contact with it. For such a punch, even initial-stage immortal emperors dared not block it unprepared.
Although Qin Wentian killed an emperor, the pursuers continued to chase him. Right now, two mid-stage immortal emperors with emperor-ranked weapons appeared before him. One of the mid-stage immortal kings slashed out with a green light that seemed extremely strange. It directly blasted into Qin Wentian’s body.
In an instant, Qin Wentian felt his body growing numb as his body convulsed involuntarily. This was much more critical compared to direct attacks. He had an undying body and a life-attributed astral soul. Ordinary attacks might be able to crumble his body but he would soon be able to regenerate. However, this strike actually caused his entire body to turn numb. Even his soul was convulsing as well.
A giant axe descended, cleaving down at Qin Wentian. It brimmed with purple light, filled with the power of thunder.
“Bzz~” All of a sudden, two streaks of black lightning blasted towards the two mid-stage emperors. They inclined their heads and had a heavy expression on their faces. They could no longer bother with killing Qin Wentian, they had to retaliate to save their own lives. The darkness of the night filled the area. Ye Qianyu transformed into a thousand spirit bodies as she rushed to save Qin Wentian.
“Hmph.” From behind, a surge of terrifying power bore down on everything, destroying the spirit bodies Ye Qianyu created. After that, a seal in the shape of a crow directly slammed into Ye Qianyu, who was still rushing towards Qin Wentian. This caused a streak of crow-black light to shine in Ye Qianyu’s eyes as she started to exude death qi.
“Palace mistress!” Qin Wentian’s silhouette flashed. The vines from an ancient tree entwined around Ye Qianyu as life-attributed law energy poured into her body madly.
“Silly guy.” Ye Qianyu smiled, as charming as ever. However, the Qin Wentian now didn’t feel that this smile was filled with charm and the intention to mesmerize. To him, the smile now was filled with poignant beauty.
“Palace mistress, why must you do this?” Qin Wentian transmitted his voice and asked. He didn’t understand why Ye Qianyu would go all out and risk exposure for him, entering the tiger’s den, coming here to Jialan Emperor City. Could it be she didn’t know the person Jialan Monarch wanted to deal with the most, was her? She was the leader of the bandit group, Ye Qianyu!
The plan behind this entire scheme was clearly to capture Ye Qianyu. But even so, she came forth with no hesitation and exposed her identity.
Before this, although Ye Qianyu treated him well and tried to win him over, it could be attributed to his talent, and for him to help her out after he grew stronger in the future.
But now, she risked her life by coming here.
“Why did you come then? That’s the reason why I came here too.” Ye Qianyu smiled. A gentle force pushed Qin Wentian away. Ye Qianyu manifested numerous spirit bodies which all rushed out and fought with the enemy experts.
“If you don’t leave now, I will be distracted having to be concerned about you and might affect my probability to escape.” Ye Qianyu spoke in a light tone of voice, as charming as ever. Qin Wentian saw her blocking the Crow Emperor’s attack on his behalf as he felt speechless in his heart. If he stayed here, he would really be nothing but a burden to Ye Qianyu.
“Swish~” Spatial fluctuations could be felt, Qin Wentian directly stepped into a spatial gate, into the void. Experts from all directions came to stop him, but with a roar of anger, his laws of light erupted forth, transforming into sharp swords that killed everyone below the mid-stage of the immortal emperor realm. To him, these characters were of no threat at all.
He turned his head back for another glance, only to see Ye Qianyu being lashed by that bizarre whip. When he saw that, it felt like his heart was the thing being lashed at instead.
“Palace mistress!” Qin Wentian wanted very much to kill his way back. However, he was afraid that Ye Qianyu could have escaped but after he joined in, he might screw things up for her. Hence, he could only grit his teeth and kept manifesting spatial gates as he departed from the battlefield. On his way, he kept changing his features until the immortal senses of his pursuers could no longer track him.
When the battle intensified here, the Jialan Monarch’s emperor palace was in chaos as well. The Evil Emperor ravaged through the palace and directly captured many of the Jialan Monarch’s descendants. After that, when the Jialan Monarch returned, he actually avoided the fight and fled away. The Jialan Monarch chased after him frenziedly, the atmosphere of the entire emperor city was incredibly tense.
In the Emperor City, Qin Wentian, who had changed his facial features once more, kept waiting here for news about Ye Qianyu. However, no matter how long he waited, he didn’t receive any. The end result of that battle seemed to be sealed, everyone was ignorant of it. Only those in the upper echelons of the emperor city knew that the bandit leader had appeared and it was actually a female with a very high cultivation base. Her strength was tyrannical and the Lifire Palace even sent out a few peak-stage immortal emperors to deal with her.
At night, the lonesome wind was filled with a cold intent as it breezed past Qin Wentian.
That stretch of beautiful lake waters was as prosperous and lively as ever. Despite the large-scale battle that recently occurred in the emperor city, it was still unable to obstruct the passion of those who came here to tour. Qin Wentian was sitting in a tiny boat, basking in the wind as he felt a little cold.
He came back to the place where he met with Beiming Youhuang then. This was also the same place where Ye Qianyu astounded everyone here with her dance. He glanced at that pavillion where she danced. That place basked in the moonlight, with zither music permeating the atmosphere. There were also other maidens dancing but they completely didn’t have Ye Qianyu’s charm. Her alluring dance, her beautiful figure and face, once again appeared in Qin Wentian’s mind.
Just like what she had said. After that night, it was extremely difficult for him to forget her.
“Carry me then.”
“If you like me, maybe I wouldn’t reject it.”
“Maybe, I don’t even mind even if I become your concubine. Do you want to try it out?”
“Why did you come then? That’s the reason why I came here too.” Her voice reverberated in his mind. He did so because he cared for Beiming Youhuang. That was why he went.
Ye Qianyu did so because she cared for him. This was why she went.
Things happened so quickly without much time for him to react. Right now, in his mind’s eyes, he didn’t see Beiming Youhuang. Ye Qianyu was the one in his mind instead.
“What happened?” A voice suddenly rang out in Qin Wentian’s mind. Qin Wentian was like he got struck by lightning and instantly froze there.
This was Beiming Youhuang’s voice, transmitted to him through her immortal sense in his messaging crystal.
He took out the crystal and send his immortal sense in, “Youhuang, you weren’t captured by the Jialan Monarch?”
“I took a mission given by the Lifire Palace and went into a secret realm. I was not allowed to bring any external items, including the messaging crystal.” Beiming Youhuang replied. Qin Wentian’s heart trembled fiercely as a look of pain appeared on his face.
“I understand.” Qin Wentian replied. After that, no matter what Beiming Youhuang said, he didn’t reply. It was just like how he tried to message Ye Qianyu, she didn’t reply.
“Qin Wentian, what’s going on exactly? Did something happen to you?” Beiming Youhuang’s voice was filled with hints of worry. However, it was like Qin Wentian didn’t hear it at all. He walked onto the boat and took out an emperor stone as he sat down and started sculpting, changing the form of the stone.
“Can you sculpt a figurine of me?” Qin Wentian recalled Ye Qianyu’s voice.
A dagger formed from law energy continuously moved in an intricate fashion as a beautiful face gradually appeared. This sculpture was extremely vivid and life-like, and even exuded the charm of a supreme beauty.
As Qin Wentian immersed himself in sculpting, the law energy from his body started circulating unbiddenly. Faintly, a beam of resplendent astral light fell from the sky, he was bathing unconsciously in the starlight!