Inside the Star City, Yang Kai’s movements were swift and his Divine Sense spread out like a tide. Under the urging of his Divine Sense, it was as if countless giant hands had stretched out, collecting the Space Rings of the dead and tossing them into the Mysterious Small World.
He didn’t have time to investigate what was inside, there were too many of them, so he could only wait until later.
Half a day later, the dilapidated Star City was basically cleaned up. Just as Yang Kai was about to return to his mansion, he suddenly heard a weak and mournful scream coming from a certain direction.
Yang Kai suddenly turned his head.
That direction was the direction of the Hall where the Sword Pavilion's Master had died, and that voice was undoubtedly Lu Xue’s. In this entire Star City, besides him and Lu Xue, there was no one else alive.
However, at this moment, there was clearly another aura coming from the other side, but this aura gave off a very wild feeling, like a Monster Qi.
Monster Beast? Yang Kai’s brow furrowed as he disappeared under his curiosity.
By the time he appeared again, he had already arrived in the main hall. Looking up, his brow wrinkled even more.
Lu Xue’s figure was suspended in mid-air, and in front of her was a humanoid monster over two zhang tall wearing a short shirt made of animal skin. This monster’s body was dark green in color, and although it had a human form, it was not human.
These two arms were like sharp sickles, and on the neck was a flat head, making it look like a praying mantis.
What the hell was this?
Yang Kai had traveled far and wide for many years, but he had never seen such a strange existence.
Generally speaking, when Monster Beasts cultivated to a certain level, they would be able to take human form. Only when their cultivation is not complete would they be able to retain some traces of the Monster Beasts.
However, the aura of this mantis head in front of him was very strong, even stronger than that of the Scarlet Flood Dragon and Earth Dragon, so why was it still half-human and half-monster?
The Scarlet Flood Dragon and Earth Dragon had yet to transform shape, so Yang Kai guessed that it had something to do with their intelligence. Since their intelligence was not high enough, it was naturally impossible for them to transform. Could it be that this mantis head’s intelligence had not fully developed?
Hearing the noise, the praying mantis head turned to look at Yang Kai, its two compound eyes flashing with a strange light as it raised its sickle arm and scratched its head, seemingly somewhat puzzled.
The Mistress had only told him that there was an interesting fellow here and told him to capture that fellow. When he had first arrived, he had seen Lu Xue and had thought it was her, but now, another one had appeared.
Which one is it?
After carefully examining Lu Xue and Yang Kai’s auras, it was really hard to tell. In its senses, Lu Xue was clearly much stronger than Yang Kai, but the Monster Beast’s instincts told it that Yang Kai could pose a fatal threat to it.
After thinking about it for a while, he suddenly grinned and said, “Forget it, let’s capture them all.”
This mantis head really knows how to talk! Lu Xue was stunned for a moment before turning her pleading eyes towards Yang Kai. At this moment, her life was hanging by a thread. As long as this mantis head made the slightest movement, she would be cut into pieces. Her only hope was Yang Kai. If Yang Kai was willing to save her, she might have a chance to survive.
However, to her disappointment, Yang Kai didn’t even spare her a glance and couldn’t help feeling sad. Thinking about it, Yang Kai had just slaughtered the Sword Pavilion’s people and had even come here to kill them. She was a member of the Sword Pavilion, so how could he care about her life?
“Did you do this?” Yang Kai looked at Mantis Head and asked, but quickly shook his head, “You don’t have the ability.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Mantis Head’s arm trembled, and Lu Xue, who was being held in mid-air, cried out in alarm before being thrown to the side. As he walked towards Yang Kai, his two sickle arms gently rubbed against each other, emitting an ear-piercing sound, “Little thing, Mistress told me to capture people alive, you’d better not resist or you’ll suffer.”
“Mistress?” Yang Kai raised his brow and was just about to ask who the Mistress he was referring to was when a green light flashed in front of his eyes and the mantis head appeared right in front of him. A sharp light flashed and the sickle arm stabbed towards his shoulder.
What a fast speed!
Yang Kai’s eyes narrowed as he instantly activated his Space Laws and teleported ten meters away.
With a ripping sound, his clothes were torn.
When Yang Kai turned his head, he saw that the new set of clothes he had changed into on the way had been cut open. Fortunately, his reaction wasn’t slow, otherwise he would have suffered a loss.
“Hm?” The praying mantis tilted its head and looked over, its pair of compound eyes flickering as it asked curiously, “You’re so fast!”
“You’re not bad either!” Yang Kai coldly snorted.
“Then let’s see who’s faster!” The mantis head grinned, two rows of jagged fangs appearing in its mouth. As soon as it finished speaking, it transformed into a streak of green light and shot forward.
Yang Kai focused his attention and locked his Divine Sense onto the aura of the mantis head, activating his Space Laws and countering it.
In the blink of an eye, a burst of Demonic Wind blew across the hall.
Lu Xue, who had been tossed to the side, looked up and saw that the entire hall was filled with the figures of Yang Kai and Mantis Head. For a moment, she couldn’t tell which one was the real one.
She couldn’t help feeling shocked. In the past, it would be difficult to meet even one of these swift existences, but now there were two of them, and they were evenly matched.
Neither the mantis head nor Yang Kai dared to remain where they were, neither of them showing any intention of taking care of her. Once she was hit by the shockwaves of these two’s battle, she wouldn’t be able to resist them in her current state.
Pushing herself up, she groped her way to the entrance of the hall and stumbled out.
After running less than a thousand feet, she heard a violent sound behind her. Turning around, she saw the hall shatter and two figures rush into the sky. The violent shockwave sent her flying a few dozen meters before she landed heavily on the ground and spat out another mouthful of blood.
After exiting the hall, whether it was Yang Kai or the mantis head, both of them seemed to have broken free from some kind of shackles, like dragons entering the sea or tigers entering the mountains and forests, instantly pushing their speed to the limit. In the sky above the Star City, two figures crisscrossed as they chased from one end of the Star City to the other, occasionally exchanging blows, causing the sky to collapse and the clouds to change color.
Strictly speaking, in terms of speed, Yang Kai couldn’t even compare to this mantis head. This man was truly as fast as the wind and as fast as lightning, and all he relied on was his Space Laws.
What was even more terrifying was that not only was this guy’s speed extremely fast, he had also broken through the sound of wind and thunder, and his blade technique was as exquisite as a Grandmaster’s.
These two sickle-like arms were like natural blades, and when the mantis head swung, it was simply unstoppable. It was obvious from a single glance that his swordmanship was completely flawless, as if he had comprehended it on his own, but at the same time, it was also natural and exquisite. Every strike was perfectly executed without the slightest waste.
Yang Kai actually felt somewhat strained!
Yang Kai had come with the momentum of destroying the Sword Pavilion's Sword Array and thousands of Thunder Light people. If his opponent’s strength wasn’t high enough, Yang Kai could easily flatten him, but this mantis head actually caused him to feel a great deal of pressure, a testament to how terrifying this guy was.
Such an existence, who among the cultivators in the Great Ruins Boundary could be his opponent? Yang Kai estimated that even if the Sword Pavilion's Master was resurrected, he wouldn’t be able to gain any advantage over him.
And such a person was only a servant, so how terrifying was the Mistress?
Yang Kai faintly suspected that the Mistress this Mantis Head was referring to was the Heavenly Moon Demon Spider! Thinking back to how he had wanted to take advantage of the Heavenly Moon Demon Spider, Yang Kai felt he was dreaming.
“Enough!” Yang Kai shouted angrily as he sent out a palm strike, sending out a violent burst of energy that sent the mantis head flying.
In terms of speed, although Yang Kai could rely on his Space Laws to not fall into a disadvantageous position, if he continued to fight like this, when would it end? This was a dangerous place, so he couldn’t stay here for long. If the Heavenly Moon Demon Spider came back, he didn’t know if he could resist it.
He had to end this battle quickly.
In the instant he forced the mantis head back, Yang Kai summoned the Yuan Magnetic Divine Bottle Gourd and opened it with his Divine Sense. In an instant, a brilliant light burst out and enveloped the mantis head.
A series of clangs rang out and sparks flew. Yang Kai’s eyes widened as he stared forward in shock.
Within the Yuan Magnetic Divine Light, the Mantis Head washes against the Yuan Magnetic Divine Light. Although its speed was greatly reduced, it was still able to move against the current with a monstrous momentum.
The Yuan Magnetic Divine Light, which had caused the Thunder Light and Sword Pavilion to suffer a great loss, was actually of little use to this praying mantis head. Although it had instantly caused him to be covered in wounds, they were only minor injuries, almost negligible.
This guy… was a Sixth Order Monster Beast!
The Monster Beast of the Outer Universe were also divided into Ranks, just like the Open Heaven Stage. Naturally, the Monster Beasts that weren’t even at the Open Heaven Stage level weren’t among them.
In other words, he had a Sixth Grade Core in his body, otherwise it would have been impossible for him to resist the Yuan Magnetic Divine Light with his physical body.
Yang Kai’s eyes lit up. Although he didn’t know what attribute his Inner Core was, a Sixth Grade core is a treasure.
Although the mantis head wasn’t seriously injured, it was clear that it had been greatly angered by Yang Kai’s sudden change in tactics. It felt that this guy was despicable and shameless, clearly competing with its speed, but suddenly using some other method, causing it to feel a deep sense of malice and humiliation. It cried out loudly, “Little thing, you made this great Mantis very angry, this great Mantis decided to eat one of your arms and legs!”
In any case, he wouldn’t die even if he lost an arm or a leg. The Mistress only ordered him to capture him alive and didn’t say anything about bringing him back in one piece, so it wasn’t against the Mistress’ orders.
As he shouted, his scythe danced in the air, cutting off the Yuan Magnetic Divine Light that was rushing towards him and instantly reaching a distance of ten zhang from Yang Kai.
Yang Kai’s expression became solemn, knowing that the Yuan Magnetic Divine Light was no longer useful to this guy.
Although the power of the Yuan Magnetic Divine Bottle Gourd was great and was a true killing weapon, once an enemy had the strength of a Sixth Order or above to resist it, its effects would be limited.
This artifact was suitable for large-scale battles to display its terrifying power, just like the battle with the thousands of Thunder Light disciples.
The Yuan Magnetic Divine Light didn’t work and the Sun Casting Golden Crow couldn’t be used for the time being. When he broke the Sword Array of the Sword Pavilion, Yang Kai’s Dao Seal had been slightly shaken, so unless it was a life or death crisis, it was best not to use this Divine Ability.
Moreover, when facing an opponent like the Mantis Head, the only way to deal with him was to use his sharpness to defeat his opponent.
TO BE CONTINUED...