Chapter 1356 – Frenzy
The Abandoned Fiendgod and the King of Destruction knew that the mysteries of the fortunes of the military could not be kept under wraps for long. Once they gathered this strength to boost their power in front of Ye Qingyu, he could easily uncover the truth behind their actions through deduction and the clues that had been left behind.
Thus, they did not even think about stopping Ye Qingyu from discovering the truth from the very beginning.
They were so confident because they knew that their troops were stronger and more elite than the troops from the Vast Thousand Star Domains, and thus, they were sure that their troops would be able to gain the upper hand during their battles with the Vast Thousand Star Domains’ military. Their troops might have even completely defeated the Vast Thousand Star Domains’ military by this point, and if that had happened, the fortunes of the military that they could draw on would undoubtedly be the strongest.
In contrast, the fortunes of the military that Ye Qingyu was able to get would be little to none.
However, when they saw how powerful and abundant the fortunes were of the military that Ye Qingyu had managed to draw to himself, the King of Destruction and Abandoned Fiendgod immediately realized that this was way beyond their expectations.
The only explanation for this phenomena was that the Vast Thousand Star Domains’ battle troops had gained the upper hand and were rapidly achieving decisive victories over all the other battle troops, like an autumn breeze sweeping through a pile of fallen leaves. This would explain why Ye Qingyu’s fortunes of the military were so mighty.
How could such a thing have happened?
They were superior in both numbers and average military prowess, so their troops should have easily crushed the troops of the Vast Thousand Star Domains. Moreover, there were countless outstanding battle troops stationed on the astronomical continent in preparation for this final battle and these troops were all very cunning, so it was impossible for them to suffer such crushing defeats.
What exactly had happened on the astronomical continent?
A bad feeling crept up on these two supreme experts.
Then, Ye Qingyu’s next move left them all so shocked that their astonishment could not be described in words.
Ye Qingyu exerted the one hundred eight ancient characters mysterious technique and raised his hand to activate the mysterious energy in the universe. Then, another wave of fortunes of the military rushed over and gave his power another boost.
His energy, which had already been extremely strong earlier, became even more powerful.
After his power was boosted by two waves of fortunes of the military, his Life Sword gave off a dazzling ray of light.
His sword will ripped through the air as he slashed out once again.
Galaxies spilled over the sky and his sword will was matchless as it surged like a Heavenly River.
The King of Destruction used his bony arms to block the blow, but he was sent flying by the power of this sword, and his bony arms turned into powder before dissipating. Cracks appeared all over his body and his indestructible battle-bone structure seemed as though it was about to crack at any moment, like a fragile piece of porcelain. His destruction realm was destroyed by Ye Qingyu’s sword will and a grayish-white mist could be seen rapidly evaporating as the very foundations of the destruction realm were also destroyed.
The Abandoned Fiendgod was in an equally terrible situation.
As Ye Qingyu’s sword will rapidly approached him, the mysterious black hole in his hand exploded once again and he was forced to bear the brunt of the feedback force. Cracks appeared all over his black and white body, and he looked like a parched and dry riverbed after a drought. It also seemed like he would break into a bunch of tiny pieces at any moment. He was unable to block the force from Ye Qingyu’s sword even after he received a boost from the fortunes of the military.
Those two supreme experts were barely able to block Ye Qingyu’s attacks after joining forces and before they drew on the fortunes of the military, but now, they were suffering a crushing defeat. The divine abilities of Ye Qingyu’s [One Sword to Destroy All Things] had climbed to its maximum level after he received two energy boosts from the fortunes of the military. It truly seemed as though he would be able to destroy all things with his sword, and his sword will was absolutely unstoppable.
“How did you manage to draw on the fortunes of the military twice? Have… have you gained control of another star domain in addition to the Vast Thousand Star Domains?” the Abandoned Fiendgod cried out in shock and rage as another possibility occurred to him.
Ye Qingyu nodded with a smile.
There was no longer a need to hide the truth, nor could the truth remain hidden at this point of the battle. Now that he had used his trump cards, supreme beings such as the King of Destruction and the Abandoned Fiendgod would naturally be able to deduce the truth.
The Life Sword in his hands didn’t stop moving and he slashed out once more.
“It is the Underworld Star Domain. Did you truly manage to gain control of the Underworld Star Domain?” the King of Destruction asked. His eyes, which were like pools of blood, gave off intense energy waves before he continued, “Did you really manage to gain control of the fortunes of the Underworld Star Domain? The Ancient Ghostly Emperor was trapped in the Vast Thousand Domains after the battle the previous time, but he was very cunning and scheming, so no one would have been easily able to snatch his fortunes away from him. Moreover, he was also another King of Sovereigns, so why… I can’t believe it!”
He detected the origin of Ye Qingyu’s second bout of fortunes from the military and naturally managed to guess what had happened.
However, the Abandoned Fiendgod and himself were even more flabbergasted after they learned the truth.
The Ancient Ghostly Emperor was a King of Sovereigns who had been as powerful as they had been. The Ancient Ghostly Emperor and the Divine Light Emperor had both been injured after the gate of blood closed. And he was forced to remain in the Vast Thousand Star Domains in his foundation form because his projection had failed to fully descend, and also because the protective force from the Vast Thousand Star Domains had suppressed his power. Although the Ancient Ghostly Emperor would probably be taken advantage of by the natives of this land, he was so cunning and powerful enough that it would be impossible for these natives to kill him.
Yet, the cold hard truth had dispelled all their previous assumptions.
“Now I know why you’ve managed to reach such dizzying heights and become so powerful. It is because you have absorbed the fortunes of the Ancient Ghostly Emperor,” the Abandoned Fiendgod said through gritted teeth. As he looked at Ye Qingyu, his gaze was filled with fervor and madness.
He wasn’t well-acquainted with the Ancient Ghostly Emperor, and strictly speaking, they had even been on opposite sides when they were battling for the fortunes of the Vast Thousand Domains. Thus, he wasn’t too concerned by the Ancient Ghostly Emperor’s death. But what he wanted was the fortunes of a King of Sovereigns, which Ye Qingyu had absorbed.
Before Ye Qingyu proved it could be done, no one had ever heard of a technique that would allow a martial artist of the same cultivation realm, or even of a lower cultivation realm, to consume the fortunes of a King of Sovereigns. This was why the King of Destruction, the Ancient Ghostly Emperor, and the others had been so insistent on invading the Vast Thousand Domains to absorb its fortunes—the Vast Thousand Domains had yet to produce a King of Sovereigns and there wasn’t even a sovereign ruling over the world. It was still in a growth stage, so they could harvest its fortunes in advance by laying out a trap.
There weren’t many star domains that had the fortune of being so blessed by the universe that they were able to produce life and civilizations. Most of the star domains and galaxies in the universe were made up of desolate planets that were completely useless to these powerful beings. A star domain that was a cradle of civilization was a blessed place that had gathered the fortunes and destinies of the universe. There was also a vast distance between such star domains, which was the law of the universe to ensure that the civilizations of two different star domains did not influence each other. At the same time, it made it extremely difficult for a King of Sovereigns to travel across the boundless space to descend upon another star domain. It was even more impossible for a King of Sovereigns to absorb the fortunes of other Kings of Sovereigns from a different star domain.
This was because the emergence of a King of Sovereigns meant that his fortunes had already stabilized.
It was only by coincidence that the Underworld Star Domain, Destruction Star Domain, Fiendgod Star Domain, and other major forces came to know of the coordinates of the Vast Thousand Star Domains. And this knowledge led them to invade the Vast Thousand Star Domains at a later date.
They had been absolutely certain that Ye Qingyu did not possess the power of a true King of Sovereigns before they staged their second attempt this time, but it seemed like they had been wrong.
However, it was too late for regrets and Ye Qingyu’s stance made it clear that there was no turning back. Now that they found out that Ye Qingyu knew how to extract and absorb the fortunes of other Kings of Sovereigns, they didn’t want to turn back either. Once they managed to wrest this technique from Ye Qingyu, their bodies, which had long remained stagnant, would be able to advance even further, and the possibilities were limitless.
“Haha, I finally see a ray of hope.”
The Abandoned Fiendgod and the King of Destruction exerted all the power they had maniacally.
They were no longer concerned with what was happening on the astronomical continent. Since Ye Qingyu had control over the power of the Underworld Star Domain, this meant that the military forces from the Underworld Star Domain on the astronomical continent were colluding with the Vast Thousand Star Domains. Once these two star domains joined forces, they would undoubtedly be able to defeat the other star domains, and even have an advantage over them… They were no longer able to rely on this aspect to boost their power, and thus, they didn’t concern themselves with the situation at the astronomical continent.
They drew on their life and foundational forces as they frantically attacked Ye Qingyu.
“As expected, men will lose their minds because of greed. Even Kings of Sovereigns will frantically attack like wild beasts if the temptation is strong enough,” Ye Qingyu said with a shake of his head.
The power from his Life Sword had already received a boost from the fortunes of the military, so it was extremely powerful. Despite being frantically attacked by two supremely powerful beings, his sword will merely slowed down for a brief moment. It was impossible to truly harm him.
Then, something strange happened.
Melodic pipa sounds could vaguely be heard on the battlefield. They appeared before abruptly disappearing in a flash.
He suddenly stumbled and his sword will froze before his it broke apart. His sword was no longer as powerful as before and it would be hard for him to slash out again with it…
“Hmm? What was that?”
Ye Qingyu held his sword in front of his chest and blocked the King of Destruction, who had tried to take this opportunity to ambush him. He put some distance between them and dodged the Abandoned Fiendgod’s sneak attack. He also countered with an attack of his own at the same time and his divine sense and sword will spread out like a vast ocean, sweeping toward the sound of the pipa.
Tinkle, tinkle… Clang!
The strange pipa melody could be heard again.
This time, it was louder than before.
This sound carried a mysterious power as it entered his ears, and his mental state was affected as though a breeze had blown past duckweed. He suddenly felt terribly upset, and irreparable cracks appeared in his spirit.
Could this be another King of Sovereigns?
This person seemed to be an expert at using music to attack one’s mind.
Ye Qingyu exerted his nameless breathing technique and emptied his divine sense. Then, his Life Sword slashed down hard with a loud howl and thousands of galaxies swept across the surroundings.
The sound of the pipa suddenly stopped.
The Abandoned Fiendgod and the King of Destruction seized this chance to attack maniacally.
Evidently, that strange melody had boosted their power, and their strength and combat power soared wildly.