Chapter 1252: Jiang Yi, Take Revenge for Me!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Without the huge array, the human warriors’ battle skills were no longer suppressed. The demons were also no longer being strengthened. It was obvious how the battle would turn out.
The demons were not even the humans’ match in the past. This time, although the human army was missing the Evil Thearch, they had more than forty Demigods from the Heaven Nether Sect helping them. In addition to the divine battle saber that the North Thearch had, the human army was much stronger than it was before. The demons were clearly on the losing end as they fought on.
The demon race did not feel defeated. Instead, they fought with more vigor and aggression. All the demons knew full well that if they lost Mystic Martial City and the Endless Deep Sea, they would have no place left to reside. All the demons would be killed by the rest of the army. In the end, they would become like they were seven hundred thousand years ago when the Mystic Thearch annihilated all the demons.
All the demons and demon sovereigns went all out without regard for their own injuries or lives. Even if they died, they wanted to bring as many humans as they could down with them. The demon sovereigns took on the Demigods. They even looked for the Demigods of the North Clan, Jian Clan, Tu Clan, and the Heaven Nether Sect especially. These were orders from Ao Lu. If they had to kill humans, they had to try to kill the true masterminds behind this chaos. Even if the demon sovereigns died in battle, they had to make the Heaven Nether Sect and the North Thearch suffer along with them!
Ao Lu took on his true form. His huge body shot upward, his four claws revealing iron chains that reflected the daylight. Those were the iron chains that the Mystic Thearch used to tame him before. Although the Mystic Thearch had already broken it, the chains were still one of the strongest ancient artifacts around.
This time, Ao Lu did not fight it out with the North Thearch or with Xing Mengwan. Instead, he shot up toward the group of Demigods from the North Clan, the Jian Clan, the Tu Clan, and the Heaven Nether Sect. The North Thearch had a divine artifact in his hands. Ao Lu knew that he would not be the North Thearch’s match. Thus, he decided to take a few Demigods from those clans down with him.
The Shadow Emperor was on the move as well. His speed was too fast. Though he had comparable skills, he did not bother fighting the formidable martial artists. Instead, he went for the easy targets. After all, he was moving so fast that the North Thearch would not be able to aim at him accurately for sure. Even if the North Thearch wanted to kill him, he would have to injure or kill several of his own men first.
Neither the Black Deity nor Qianqian appeared. The North Thearch did not know if the two of them were in hiding or if they had already been sent away by Ao Lu. However, he guessed that even if they appeared, they would not help the situation much.
Boom, boom, boom! Tsk-tsk! Ah~! Ow, ow!
The sound of explosions, pained cries, wails, and roars filled the sea. Every second, humans and demons were dying. Fresh blood dyed the waters red. Before the protective layer around Mystic Martial City broke, everything was already quite lit up. Now, everything seemed much brighter as the light from multiple attacks shone and bounced off the waters. The scene under the water looked white as snow.
As the seawater stirred, walls in Mystic Martial City flickered intermittently. The once-beautiful city was now thoroughly destroyed. The detached limbs and corpses from humans and demons alike were scattered all over the city. The scene was frightening.
“Ao Lu, come and fight me!”
The North Thearch had been watching over the entire battle from the top. He was afraid that Tang Shenji and company would either not give their all in battle or run off mid-way. He was also keeping an eye out for Jiang Yi, whom he thought might appear at any time. Now, however, he dared not remain a spectator. Ao Lu was too formidable. If this went on, he was afraid that all the Demigods and elders from various clans would be killed. Charging toward Ao Lu, the North Thearch cried out, “Move back!”
Ao Lu did not even spare the North Thearch a glance. He waved his four iron-chain-clad claws about, grabbing a Demigod. The iron chains were too solid. The Demigod kept trying to break free from them, but he could not do any damage to the iron chains. He was helpless against Ao Lu.
The divine battle saber in the North Thearch’s hands lit up, and he struck down harshly on Ao Lu. Ao Lu spun around, prepared to use the tortoise shell on his back to fend against the attack. At the same time, he used his head to strike the Demigod’s shield.
The divine shield lit up at once after being hit by Ao Lu. It clearly was about to break apart. The North Thearch’s divine saber hit Ao Lu’s mountain-like tortoise shell, causing Ao Lu and the Demigod to fly forward from the impact. Cracks appeared in the tortoise shell, spreading outwards rapidly.
Tang Shenji and company stared wide-eyed. The North Thearch’s battle skills were at least doubly good with this divine battle saber. The nine-star dao pattern that he realized was the Spatial Shackles. All it could do was trap people, thus he was not considered good at attacking. Now, his battle skills were comparable to that of the Battle Thearch. They guessed that he might even be a bit tougher than him.
Ao Lu and the Demigod crashed into a rocky peak in the sea far away. Even the rocky peak began to fall apart. The pitiful Demigod’s divine shield had already been broken by Ao Lu, but now, it was completely shattered. Ao Lu’s huge body crushed the Demigod’s down to even his bones.
Ao Lu quickly shot back up, but he did not charge at the North Thearch. Instead, he charged back into the human army. All the soldiers nearby were the Heaven Monarchs from the North Thearch’s Clan. Ao Lu waved his iron chains around, his claws resembling the Death God’s sickle. In just a couple of seconds, he tore thousands of Heaven Monarchs around him into shreds.
“Old Tortoise, you’re a demon thearch. Why have you become so useless? All you can do is take your anger out on these low-grade warriors?”
The North Thearch roared. He waved his other hand around, congealing the Spatial Shackles dao pattern. This time, he was prepared to trap Ao Lu and slaughter him. The battle had already come to this, but Jiang Yi still had not appeared. This showed that Jiang Yi would likely never appear.
At the same time that the Spatial Shackles was being congealed, the North Thearch suddenly felt danger from behind him. He used his divine senses to scan the surroundings and found that a cold beam of light was shooting straight at him. The Shadow Emperor saw that Ao Lu was in trouble and was offering assistance.
“You don’t know the meaning of death!”
The North Thearch stopped congealing the Spatial Shackles dao pattern and turned around to strike the Shadow Emperor with his saber. A long blade light, measuring almost thirty thousand meters in length, appeared and gained speed. The Shadow Emperor’s attack dissipated. By the time he tried to dodge, he failed to avoid the blade light. All he could do was watch as it struck his body, turning it into a blood mist alas.
Apart from the Shadow Emperor, every human and demon warrior in the blade light’s path was reduced to pieces by the blade light. There was no fending against a divine artifact’s power, especially when it was wielded by a nine-star formidable martial artist.
The North Thearch’s gaze hardened as he turned to chase after Ao Lu once again. When he reached Ao Lu and tried to congeal Spatial Shackles again, two more demon sovereigns rushed toward him. This time, the demon sovereigns attempted to blow themselves up upon reaching him. The North Thearch had no other choice. He could only turn away from Ao Lu and kill the demon sovereigns before they could come close.
Just like that, the North Thearch was distracted each time he tried to kill Ao Lu. The demon sovereigns were crazed. They were absolutely unafraid of death. Instead, their only motive was to allow Ao Lu to kill as many Wu Clan’s disciples as possible. Ao Lu was much stronger than they were. Any Heaven Monarch within his reach was killed. Even Demigods could not escape his prowess.
As the North Thearch watched more and more of his disciples die, his anger rose within him. Yet, each time he wanted to kill Ao Lu, he was hounded by demons. At last, he roared out in frustration, “Lady Mengwan, help me kill Ao Lu!”
Ao Lu roared when he saw Xing Mengwan and over forty Demigods of Heaven Nether Sect rushing toward him. However, he did not hide from them. Instead, he kept roaring and charging toward them. At that moment, his gaze became cold and determined. Even Xing Mengwan trembled on meeting his gaze.
“This is not good. Form the array.”
Xing Mengwan sensed that something was amiss and immediately stopped, calling out instructions. The Demigods around her surrounded her in a circle at once, and a layer of light engulfed them at once. This was a defensive array. Xing Mengwan used this same array formation to defend herself against Jiang Yi’s Divinity Slayer the last time as well!
“Hehe, how can this array stop me?”
Ao Lu opened his mouth and laughed mockingly. His body lit up with white light, and his body emanated a frightening aura, grabbing the attention of everyone present. The North Thearch’s expression changed at once. He hollered, “Everyone, move! Ao Lu is going to explode himself!”
The light became more and more blinding as Ao Lu’s body disappeared. At last, his own body turned into a ball of light, exploding in front of Xing Mengwan and company. Everyone became blind and deaf at that moment.
Just before Ao Lu disappeared, his final words echoed in the ears of all the humans and demons present. “Jiang Yi, take revenge for me!”