Chapter 1892: Seizing Psychic Energy! (II)
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
The Nightmare Beast had no physical body, so neither arrows nor attacks of Stellar Energy dealt any damage to it. Moreover, as hundreds of thousands of Arab soldiers fell into a berserk frenzy and killed each other, the Nightmare Beast absorbed more and more Psychic Energy.
During the northwest expedition, Wang Chong had heavily injured the Nightmare Beast and taken half its Psychic Energy, leaving it extremely weak. But in the blink of an eye, the Nightmare Beast was restored, the strength of its Psychic Energy twice its former strength and continuing to rapidly climb. Three times, four times, five times… Even Wang Chong was alarmed at the soaring power of the Nightmare Beast.
At first, the Nightmare Beast was only capable of giving the Ifrit a wounding jab, but now that its Psychic Energy was recharged, it rapidly began to grow toward the same world-destroying level as the Ifrit.
For the Nightmare Beasts that controlled the mind, the battlefield was the finest feeding ground. Deep underground in that lightless world, it was rare for people to enter, and even after several thousand years, only a few hundred had ever come to its doorstep.
In that environment, it had been hard enough for the Nightmare Beast to keep itself alive. But now that it was in a battlefield of millions of soldiers, the tiger had come down from the mountain to hunt. It now had ten times its original power, eleven times, twelve times!
Even the Ifrit was shocked at the growth of the Nightmare Beast, and as the Nightmare Beast continued to wreak havoc, hundreds of thousands of Arab soldiers began to fight amongst themselves.
Like the Ifrit, the Nightmare Beast was originally a world-destroying creature. If it did not have this capability, so many officials would not have been calling for it to be executed after the Battle of Zhuolu.
This was the true face of the Nightmare Beast, the one that the Ifrit truly feared.
Screams resounded through the air as tens of thousands of Arab cavalry were brought down, unable to resist in the slightest. In the distance, Khatabah scowled, both alarmed and furious.
“Ifrit, what are you doing? Hurry up and destroy it!”
Khatabah felt a hint of anxiety. In the blink of an eye, the Arab army had lost hundreds of thousands of men. If this continued, then regardless of how many soldiers the Arabs had, they would all be slaughtered.
The Ifrit was also furious as could be.
Its body seethed with flames, torrents of lava transforming into massive molten fists, but the Nightmare Beast dodged all of its attacks. Not only did the Ifrit fail to wound the Nightmare Beast, it even managed to kill a significant number of Arab cavalry, infuriating it even more.
On this battlefield, the Nightmare Beast was the only thing that could hurt it. No one understood more than the Ifrit just how damaging its Psychic Energy could be. But the Ifrit could do little about the Nightmare Beast if it devoted itself to fleeing.
“Forget that thing for now! Kill the human! He must have something on his body that lets him control that creature!”
Khatabah was on the verge of exploding from anger. At this moment, there was a sharp whistle, and the air was cut apart like paper as three long whips made of lava howled toward Wang Chong.
But Wang Chong had apparently predicted this, immediately blinking backward and avoiding this lethal attack.
Khatabah had reacted much more quickly than anticipated. He had an item allowing him to control the Ifrit, so he swiftly concluded that Wang Chong must have had something that let him control the Nightmare Beast and ordered the Ifrit to change targets.
Unfortunately, when the evil grew one foot taller, the righteous would rise by ten feet, and Wang Chong had managed to avoid the abrupt assault.
“Master, lend me a hand!” Upon sensing that Wang Chong was in danger, the Nightmare Beast quickly spoke into his mind.
If it had been given enough time in this vast army, the Nightmare Beast could have even grown to a level where it could easily kill the Ifrit, but unfortunately, the Ifrit had changed its target and would not give him the chance. Its priority now was to eliminate the Ifrit.
Wang Chong was confused at first, but when he realized that the Nightmare Beast’s core was trembling, he understood what he needed to do.
Wang Chong poured Psychic Energy into the Nightmare Beast’s core, and once the Nightmare Beast fused its energy with Wang Chong’s, the Nightmare Beast began its counterattack.
Before anyone else could react, their combined strike of Psychic Energy tore through the air like a lightning bolt. Kaboom! It exploded onto the Ifrit’s body.
The seemingly indestructible Ifrit seemed to suffer a heavy blow, its flames scattering and its massive body staggering backward seven or eight steps.
Even an ordinary person could sense that this blow had left the Ifrit badly wounded and in immense pain.
Earlier, Wang Chong and all the other top experts of the Tang army had attacked the Ifrit for so long, yet they had failed to inflict any wounds. On the contrary, the Ifrit had only gotten stronger and stronger. But one strike from the Nightmare Beast had left the Ifrit heavily wounded! This was simply too shocking!
The Ifrit howled in misery, but while it had been injured, it would not sit around and wait for death.
It swung both fists, drawing up lava from the ground that gathered on its arms, then unleashed it over a wide area.
Both Wang Chong and the Nightmare Beast were too sharp. A single attack would be easily dodged, so the Ifrit was forced to change tactics.
Golden whips of flame brighter than the sun swept toward Wang Chong. This time, instead of just three, there were seventeen of them, approaching Wang Chong like the tentacles of an octopus.
Not only that, gouts of lava erupted from the shoulders of the Ifrit, transforming into new whips that sliced through the air as they joined the assault against Wang Chong.
These whips could cover a large area and move around as they pleased, making them almost impossible to defend against.
“Human, die for me!”
The Ifrit howled in its savage and raspy voice. It now also understood that the key to the Nightmare Beast lay with this human.
But when the Ifrit’s flame whips were several dozen feet away from Wang Chong, another powerful wave of Psychic Energy arrived and slammed into the Ifrit’s mind like a steel truncheon.
If one could peer through the dazzling flames, one might see a golden barrier in the Ifrit’s mind, rippling with Psychic Energy. This was a powerful fortress created through the Ifrit’s power and Psychic Energy.
In the past, the Ifrit had relied on this barrier to kill countless human Psychic Energy practitioners, even annihilating an extremely powerful civilization of Psychic Energy practitioners.
But the Nightmare Beast seemed to ignore this barrier, as if it didn’t even exist.
The Ifrit howled in pain, and its sharp whips that could slice through the fabric of space immediately collapsed back into lava that weakly rained back on the ground.
Everything in the world had its weakness, and while the Ifrits considered themselves indestructible, the Psychic Energy attacks of the Nightmare Beasts were their bane. And while the Nightmare Beasts had formidable Psychic Energy, they had extremely fragile physical bodies that were no match for the Ifrits.
This was precisely why the Ifrits had joined with the powerful Psychic Energy practitioners of the west in a long-ago era to destroy the Nightmare Beasts, eventually exterminating this species until the only one left was the one under the protection of Yellow Emperor Xuanyuan.
The Ifrit howled in pain. Each time it tried to attack or get close to Wang Chong, it would suffer another terrifying attack from the Nightmare Beast. The Nightmare Beast was also paying a price for this, but it was within the range of what it could endure.
Once, twice, thrice… Wang Chong continued to pour Psychic Energy into the Nightmare Beast’s core, and the Nightmare Beast continued to mold this Psychic Energy into sharp awls that pierced into the Ifrit’s mind. The Ifrit could only howl in pain as it fell back again and again. It was like there was an invisible barrier that was constantly pushing it back.
In these circumstances, the Ifrit couldn’t even get close to Wang Chong, much less attack the Nightmare Beast’s core.
Khatabah nastily scowled. He had been constantly observing that area with his Psychic Energy, and things were definitely not going how he wanted.
“Get out of my sight!”
Khatabah bellowed, a golden halo erupting from his body. While this halo was made of Stellar Energy, it seemed as tough as steel and contained immense power.
Khatabah’s enraged blow immediately blasted everyone away.
As everyone was blown back, Wang Chong took control of the King Ape and had it lunge at Khatabah’s back, its arms swinging like iron rods.
Khatabah’s eyes flashed with anger.