The Divine Ability Manifestation and Sword Array Sword Glow were locked in a stalemate.
Ripples of explosions spread outwards, causing Luo Qingyun’s eyes to turn bloodshot as he pushed his strength to the limit.
“Let’s see how long you can last!” Yang Kai coldly snorted, not caring about anything else as he pushed his Great Sun Divine Ability towards the sword formation.
A miserable scream rang out from somewhere in the Sword Array, one of the Sword Array Disciples couldn’t hold on any longer and his body was shattered by the boundless sword intent.
In just ten breaths of time, more than thirty people had died, and as time passed, more people were unable to hold on.
Luo Qingyun’s heart sank to the bottom. Although the loss of a few dozen people wasn’t fatal to the sword formation, it was still somewhat impactful. It was enough to reduce the power of the great formation, making it even more difficult to resist.
What’s more, he had also used a Forbidden Secret Technique, so he couldn’t maintain his current state for too long. Once the backlash from the Secret Technique arrived and he failed to capture Yang Kai, the Sword Pavilion would definitely suffer a crushing defeat!
Luo Qingyun was burning with anxiety, but there was nothing he could do.
On the hill outside Star City, Zhong Fan and Lu Xue’s eyes trembled as they stared blankly. When the Great Sun Manifestation appeared, both of them suddenly understood.
It was no wonder the scorching heat that had invaded Lu Xue’s body was so violent and difficult to deal with. Lu Xue herself was unable to expel it, and even with the help of Zhong Fan, a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage master, he was unable to help her.
So it was the Golden Crow True Fire!
Everything made sense now.
Golden Crow True Fire was at least a Seventh Grade Fire Element. Not to mention the two Open Heaven Stage masters in the Great Ruins Boundary, even if they were outside, once this Golden Crow True Fire invaded their bodies, they would have to pay a huge price to neutralize it.
Lu Xue’s beautiful eyes were filled with despair.
Because she knew that since it was the Golden Crow True Fire, no one in the Great Ruins Boundary could help her resolve the tribulation in her body, not even the Sword Pavilion Master himself!
In a short period of time, the Starry Sky Great Array had been suppressed and the Sword Pavilion disciples had suffered several dozen casualties. Luo Qingyun was on the verge of collapse.
Zhong Fan’s eyes nearly popped out of their sockets as a trace of struggle and hesitation flashed across his eyes. In the end, he made up his mind and turned to look at Lu Xue.
Coincidentally, Lu Xue also looked towards him and their eyes met. Lu Xue instantly understood what Zhong Fan meant and couldn’t help smiling bitterly.
“Hold on for a moment, I’ll be right back!” Zhong Fan grit his teeth and shouted. As he withdrew his hand, he transformed into a sword light and rushed towards the battlefield.
Lu Xue slowly closed her eyes and lowered her head, her beautiful hair cascading down her slender shoulders as she sat alone on the hill, her frail figure appearing especially lonely and helpless.
Although the Sword Pavilion couldn’t afford to lose her, they also couldn’t afford to lose Luo Qingyun and the hundreds of disciples. If Zhong Fan didn’t help, Luo Qingyun and the remaining disciples would be in danger.
Since the situation has come to this, Zhong Fan had to give up one of them!
Lu Xue knew in her heart that she was the one who had been abandoned, but she didn’t blame him because even if Zhong Fan stayed by her side, it would be useless, because the Golden Crow True Fire was not something Zhong Fan could resolve.
However, she had never imagined that she, a dignified Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage Master, would be forced to such an extent in the Great Ruins Boundary. The Golden Crow True Fire had entered her body and could not be dispelled, so she could only wait for death!
This kind of feeling was extremely terrifying, and those who didn’t experience it couldn’t even imagine it.
Explosions rang out as one figure after another exploded into a bloody mist within the Sword Array, not even leaving behind a single corpse. Nearly a hundred Sword Pavilion disciples had been unable to withstand the backlash of the Sword Array and died on the spot. This number was more than thirty percent of the Sword Pavilion disciples, and the remaining disciples all wore terrified expressions as they desperately pushed their strength, fearing that the next one to suffer would be them.
In the depths of their heart, they couldn’t stop wailing. Just what kind of monster had Sword Pavilion provoked this time? How could it be so powerful?
A sword light flashed, accompanied by Zhong Fan’s dignified shout, “Junior, don’t be so presumptuous!”
By the time he finished speaking, Zhong Fan had already merged into the Starry Sky Great Array. Sword Pavilion's Sword Arrays had fought countless enemies and cooperated intimately with each other. As soon as Zhong Fan entered the Sword Array, Luo Qingyun immediately shifted his leadership and turned Zhong Fan into the core of the Sword Array.
With a loud bang, Sword Intent swept across the world, and the shocking sword light that was being suppressed by the Great Sun Manifestation was instantly suppressed by Zhong Fan’s power, causing the sword glow to become much brighter.
The might of Zhong Fan alone was actually stronger than the hundreds of Sword Pavilion disciples who had died. This was the power of a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage master.
Seeing this scene, the Sword Pavilion disciples who were originally in a state of panic as if the end of the world was approaching all of a sudden felt their spirits lift as they silently activated their Mysterious Techniques. Sword Qi lingered around their bodies as they enhanced the power of their Sword Arrays, causing the entire Sword Array to instantly transform into a giant millstone grinder. The Sword Qi on the millstone swept across the world, cutting through the void and crushing towards the Great Sun Manifestation.
Yang Kai also felt a trace of pressure in an instant. Although he was currently able to display the strength of a First Order or Second Order Open Heaven Stage master, without the World Force, he was still somewhat different from a true Open Heaven Stage master. The Sword Pavilion’s Sword Array’s power was indeed extraordinary, worthy of being the Sword Pavilion’s trump card.
However, since Yang Kai condensed the Divine Ability Manifestation today, even if he was facing a powerful enemy, what did he have to fear? Even if he were to die here, the only way he could survive was to fight.
The Great Sun Manifestation flashed brightly, and the three-legged Golden Crow inside also flapped its wings and let out a cry as it crashed into the Sword Array millstone grinder.
The world was filled with a buzzing noise. In this instant, both inside and outside Star City, regardless of their cultivation, all eyes were filled with a white light, making it impossible to see what was happening on the battlefield.
However, as the shockwaves from the battle spread out, everyone’s faces paled.
In this Great Ruins Boundary where Open Heaven Stage's strength is suppressed, one Divine Ability Manifestation and one Sword Array had both displayed strength comparable to the Open Heaven Stage.
“Chief Manager, who do you think… will win?” Chen Tian Fei licked his dry lips and asked.
Today, Yang Kai’s performance had truly frightened him, causing him to feel somewhat uneasy. He didn’t know if abandoning Yang Kai at this critical moment was the right thing to do. Although accepting Yang Kai as the Scarlet Star’s Sixth Manager was nothing more than an act of courtesy, everyone hadn’t shed all pretenses of cordiality in order to maintain peace. However, Scarlet Star's actions towards Yang Kai today had undoubtedly exposed the last layer of shame and pushed the two sides to the opposite side.
If Yang Kai won, what good would Scarlet Star’s fate be? Once the Great Sun Divine Ability was used, even the Chief Manager would have to avoid it.
However, the situation from before was not something Scarlet Star could choose. Sword Pavilion and Thunder Light’s three thousand people had arrived at the city, and if they didn’t abandon Yang Kai, it would be equivalent to placing Scarlet Star on a bonfire.
As the Manager of Scarlet Star, Chen Tian Fei had to consider his family’s interests. After all, Yang Kai was an outsider, so how could he care?
“Even if that brat can win, I’m afraid it will be a miserable victory,” The Chief Manager's indifferent voice rang out.
Chen Tian Fei was shocked, “Chief Manager, do you think he can win?”
“There’s no need to worry, if he wants to win, he will definitely suffer great losses. How could Zhu Li and Long Tai let go of this opportunity to beat up a drowning dog? Naturally they know what to do.”
Hearing this, Chen Tian Fei’s eyes lit up. That’s right, Yang Kai had been entangled with the Sword Pavilion’s people for a long time now. Although the thousands of Thunder Light cultivators had suffered heavy casualties, in general, their foundations had not been damaged. With Zhu Li and Long Tai's Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage, Yang Kai would definitely be exhausted after this battle, so how could Thunder Light let him off?
With this thought in mind, Chen Tian Fei finally felt relieved.
At this moment, a violent energy fluctuation came from the center of the battlefield. This fluctuation was several dozen times stronger than before, and even the protective array outside the Star City began to fluctuate violently due to this fluctuation. Its light dimmed and almost broke.
“It's here!” The Chief Manager shouted as he directed his eyes forward.
Chen Tian Fei and the others also wore serious expressions as they paid close attention.
No one had expected that the final battle would arrive so quickly. After Zhong Fan had joined the battlefield, in less than half a cup of tea’s time, the two opposing sides were about to fight to the death, and the final result would be decided.
The violent aftermath of the battle undoubtedly indicated that both Yang Kai and Sword Pavilion had used their full strength!
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, the two beams of light collided in mid-air and suddenly burst into an even more dazzling light!
Boundless killing intent swept across the world.
A series of muffled groans rang out as blood blossomed.
The sun swayed a few times before disappearing. A shocking sword light shattered as figures fell from the sky.
In Star City, there was an uproar!
Yang Kai’s clothes were tattered as he stood in mid-air, blood dripping from the corner of his mouth. There were countless fine wounds all over his body, obviously caused by the Sword Qi. The most serious wounds were his flesh and blood, revealing his golden bones. The wounds were filled with Sword Qi and blood was flowing non-stop.
However, although he looked miserable, he still stood proudly in the air, his figure as straight as a spear.
On the other side, the Sword Array of the Sword Pavilion had already been broken and Luo Qingyun was coughing up blood uncontrollably. It was obvious that the Secret Technique had begun its backlash and was unable to suppress his injuries. The sword in Zhong Fan’s hand had dimmed and lost a great deal of its spirituality. Looking down at it, his eyes were filled with pain. Although he was not seriously injured, his complexion was pale and his expression was dispirited.
If the two Sword Pavilion leaders were like this, there was no need to mention the other Sword Pavilion disciples.
Of the remaining two hundred disciples, only a few dozen had survived. The rest had all died in that instant of collision, and even these several dozen had suffered varying degrees of injuries, some of them gasping for breath while others vomited blood.
After the battle, the Sword Pavilion’s Sword Array was broken and the three hundred Sword Pavilion disciples were nearly wiped out.
Since the founding of Sword Pavilion, this had never happened before. Moreover, it had been beaten to such a state by an Emperor Realm master. Zhong Fan simply couldn’t accept this. Furious, he shouted, “Junior, I must kill you!”
“What a coincidence, that’s what I meant too!” Yang Kai gasped as he threw a handful of pills into his mouth, chewing them like beans, his eyes filled with ferocity.
Zhong Fan turned around angrily, “Are you here to watch a show? If you don’t act now, when will you?!”
On the side, Zhu Li and Long Tai who were watching from afar suddenly came to their senses!
TO BE CONTINUED...