This giant net was extremely tough and was obviously refined from precious materials. With more than a hundred people forming a battle formation, it was able to trap the gourd in place and prevent it from escaping.
The short man’s face sank slightly, obviously not expecting Emperor Heaven's group to be so difficult to deal with.
Yang Kai couldn’t help thinking highly of them. All this time, he had thought that Emperor Heaven's organization was as loose as sand, but now it seemed that Ding Yi had some ability to integrate this group of scattered soldiers into a powerful force.
A few more battle formations rushed towards the short man, transforming into a raging torrent that crashed towards him, leaving behind only the Earth and Wood Element gourds.
On the other hand, he remained calm. Seeing that he was about to be swallowed up by the torrent of battle formations, he made a hand seal, causing the Fifth Brother's body to emit a yellow light that enveloped the short man, forming a protective barrier that was even stronger than the first brother's Unbreakable Golden Body.
The Earth Element specialized in defense, just like Yang Kai’s Earth Element energy, being able to condense a Dragon Shield Secret Technique was not surprising.
Amidst the rumbling sounds, the attacks were all blocked by the light curtain.
The remaining Wood Gourd turned around and plunged into the ground, causing the ground to crack and the roots to roll about like Earth Dragons, causing the earth to tremble.
Swish swish swish swish...
Roots shot out from the ground, piercing through one battle formation after another, instantly damaging Emperor Heaven.
With the combined strength of the Water and Fire gourd to perform the Water and Fire Explosion Technique, as well as the Yin-Yang Gourds transforming into giant scissor, they shuttled through the void and reaped the lives of cultivators.
The short man relied on the gourd vine and seven small gourds to engage in a fierce battle with Emperor Heaven and the others.
Yang Kai was amazed by the power of this gourd vine. He hadn’t expected it to be so powerful. This was definitely the best Holy Medicine he could find. Even though he had the Grape and Little Mushroom, he couldn’t help feeling a little envious of the short man’s luck. To be able to obtain such a Holy Medicine, this guy was truly lucky.
“What a pity, this guy’s luck is quite good and his strength is also quite good. Unfortunately, he ran into Emperor Heaven,” Xu Zhen sighed lightly.
Yang Kai also nodded in agreement. Although the short man’s performance was stunning, he was still alone, and Emperor Heaven had the advantage in numbers. If this battle continued, he would sooner or later suffer a loss.
The key was how long the Earth Gourd could provide him with protection.
Sure enough, after just thirty breaths of time, Earth Gourd's face suddenly flushed red as he muttered, “I can’t hold on any longer!”
At this moment, the defensive barrier it had activated was shaking and on the verge of collapse. It had endured too many attacks, and although it was formed from the condensation of a Fifth Grade Earth Element, it was unable to withstand the endless impact.
The short man’s expression changed slightly.
At this moment, Ding Yi suddenly shouted, “I’ve been waiting for this moment!”
He had been watching from the sidelines all this time, not participating in the battle, not even caring about the deaths of his subordinates, obviously waiting for an opportunity to strike.
Now, it was time for him to act.
On top of the ghost-headed blade, an incomparably hot energy suddenly spread out. Ding Yi raised the blade in his hand and slashed down fiercely, his expression cold!
The moment Ding Yi made his move, both Yang Kai and Xu Zhen couldn’t help letting out a cry of surprise as they looked up at him, only to discover that the burning power surrounding his blade seemed somewhat extraordinary.
Xu Zhen exclaimed, “Seventh Grade Fire Element!”
This Ding Yi had actually condensed the power of a Seventh Grade Fire Element!
A brilliant light flashed across Yang Kai’s eyes as he suddenly understood!
In the Great Ruins Boundary, the only way to condense the power of a Seventh Grade was to borrow the power of the Holy Spirit. Zhu Jiuyin had also said that there were indeed many Seventh Grade treasure in the Great Ruins Boundary, but after so many years, they had all been used up. Yang Kai had tried to find a Seventh Grade Gold Element treasure, but he had been unable to find one. Zhu Jiuyin’s million strong army had searched every corner of the Great Ruins Boundary, but to no avail.
However, just because they didn’t have a Seventh Grade treasure didn’t mean they couldn’t condense a Seventh Grade power. The Holy Spirit’s Core were at least Seventh Grade.
Ding Yi was now able to display a Seventh Grade Fire Element because of the Holy Spirit’s help. In other words, this guy was also a Bearer, and a Holy Spirit had used its own Core power to help him condense a Seventh Grade Fire Element!
Thinking about it, it wasn’t strange. The Holy Spirits were looking for their respective Bearer, so naturally they would choose cultivators with extraordinary aptitude and great potential. Ding Yi was a nobody before he entered the Great Ruins Boundary, but after he entered the Great Ruins Boundary, he became famous and immediately founded Emperor Heaven.
After wandering the Great Ruins Boundary for so many years, it was not surprising that a certain Holy Spirit had set its eyes on him.
As for those who could help him condense his Fire Element, they were definitely Fire Attribute Holy Spirit. Yang Kai had previously seen at least fifty Holy Spirits in the periphery of the Unaging Land, and only a few of them were pure Fire Element Holy Spirits. He didn’t know if Ding Yi had obtained the favor of those Holy Spirit.
Just as he was thinking about this, the ghost-heade blade in Ding Yi’s hand released a dazzling light, and as it let out a cry, a single-legged firebird that looked like a crane and a bird flew out from the blade, spreading its wingspan of a thousand feet as it flew towards the short man.
“Bi Fang!” Yang Kai and Xu Zhen called out in unison.
Everything was clear now. This Ding Yi was the Bi Fang’s Bearer, and the Bi Fang was a Fire Element Holy Spirit. With the power of his Core, it was not difficult for Ding Yi to condense a Seventh Grade Fire element.
However, Ding Yi was quite impressive. His Dao Seal was actually able to withstand the impact of a Seventh Grade Fire Element, so it was obvious that his foundation was solid and his background was quite good. Otherwise, even with Bi Fang’s help, he would not have been able to achieve such a feat.
In the Great Ruins Boundary, many rising stars would shine brilliantly, and each time the Great Ruins Boundary opened, countless young masters would grow up and become giants whose names shook the three thousand worlds.
The Bi Fang Flame was a Seventh Grade, while the Earth Gourd's strength was only at the Fifth Grade, so it was naturally impossible for it to withstand Ding Yi’s furious attack. The moment the huge Bi Fang Flame touched the Earth Element Protection, it shattered, causing the Earth Gourd to fall to the ground in a daze.
Just as the short man was about to lose his life under this blade, he suddenly clenched his fist and punched upwards.
“You’re courting death!” Ding Yi slashed out with his blade, feeling that the situation had been decided, and laughed loudly.
The laughter stopped abruptly.
The short man’s fist burst out with a golden light, the rich Gold Element energy fluctuating wildly. The Gold Element energy was also a Seventh Grade force, and with a brilliant golden light, it transformed into a giant beast and rushed towards Bi Fang.
“Jin Wu!” Xu Zhen’s eyes widened.
A cold light flashed across Yang Kai’s eyes as he recognized the origin of this strange beast.
This was the image of the Holy Spirit, Jin Wu. When he had been brought to the Unaging Land by Zhu Jiuyin, he had been chased by Jin Wu and the other four Holy Spirits, causing him and Zhu Jiuyin to spend a great deal of effort to reach the Unaging Land.
It was unknown what kind of grudge Jin Wu had with Zhu Jiuyin, but he was the one who had led the pursuit.
This short man was actually Jin Wu’s Bearer?
Prior to this, Yang Kai knew that many Bearer had concealed their identities. After all, in order to participate in the Seizing Spirit War, concealing their identities was beneficial. Besides a small number of Bearer, most Bearer were hidden underwater.
Since entering the Unaging Land, Yang Kai had encountered several such lurkers.
Xiang Ying, Ding Yi, Fang Yue, and this short man…
And this was only what he had encountered, what about the ones he had yet to encounter? Each of these Bearer had received the great support of the Holy Spirit behind them, and each of them had their own foundation. Just by looking at this battle in front of him, he could tell that the final Seizing Spirit War would definitely be a fierce struggle!
Whether it was Jin Wu or Bi Fang, both of them were old Holy Spirits who had lived for countless years and had spared no effort in cultivating their Bearer, even using the power of their Core to condense the Five Elements' energy.
The strength of these two Holy Spirits was similar, causing Ding Yi and the short man’s abilities to be similar. Under everyone’s watchful eyes, the giant beast and Bi Fang met in mid-air and let out a series of cries. Golden light and flames mixed together and a terrifying shockwave spread out, causing Emperor Heaven and the others to fall to the ground. Even the thousands of spectators couldn’t help retreating.
Ding Yi let out a muffled groan, his face slightly pale. It was obvious that the method he had used just now had put quite a strain on his body. The short man also took a few steps back, one foot stepping into the ground, causing the ground to crack like a spider web.
The moment he stabilized himself, the short man’s expression became fierce as he formed a series of hand seals and pointed towards Ding Yi.
A great crisis descended upon Ding Yi.
Ding Yi’s expression changed drastically. Although his aptitude was extraordinary, it was far from enough to withstand the power of a Seventh Grade Fire Element pressure. In order to allow him to snatch the Innate Spirit Fruit, Bi Fang had used the power of it's Secret Technique and Inner Core, to forcefully condense a Seventh Grade Fire Element for him.
As a result, his Dao Seal became unstable, constantly suffering the impact of the Seventh Grade Fire Element. When he didn’t use this Fire Element power, he could still barely suppress it, but once he did, his Dao Seal would constantly tremble and his strength would drop drastically in an hour.
Bi Fang’s actions were simply pulling a sapling to help it grow, but to a Holy Spirit, all it cared about was the Spirit Fruit that could help it escape. As for whether Ding Yi lived or died in the future, it had nothing to do with him.
Many Holy Spirits acted in this way.
The timing of the short man’s attack was just right. It was the moment when Ding Yi’s mind was shaken and he was using all his strength to maintain the Dao Seal, so how could he have the strength to resist?
A giant awl spun through the air and shot towards his forehead.
“My life is over!” Ding Yi shouted in his heart, his face filled with unwillingness.
Just as the giant awl was about to drill into his head, a strange force wrapped around him and his vision suddenly changed. The space around him seemed to tremble slightly before the giant awl disappeared.
Looking around again, he found that he was no longer in the same place as before, but had somehow moved several dozen meters. It was this strange movement that allowed him to escape this calamity.
TO BE CONTINUED...