Immortal And Martial Dual Cultivation Chapter 1371Chapter 1371 (Raw 1361): Di Wuque’s Scheme
Outside Meteor Trail City, Shui Lingling and the others, who rushed over from the other nodes to reinforce the place, had gotten obstructed like Xiao Chen.
However, they did not finish their battles as easily as Xiao Chen did.
While standing on a scarlet eagle, An Junxi faced attacks from three Deity Race Respected Deities, surrounded by them.
An Junxi held a True Dragon Lightning Whip in his hand. Each time he swung it, it gave off loud dragon roars. Purple light accompanied the roars, causing thunderclouds to stir and mysterious phenomena to appear.
With the support of the Formation Spirit under his feet, An Junxi was not disadvantaged when fighting against three. In fact, he even held the upper hand somewhat.
However, this advantage was not much. Furthermore, the three Respected Deities were aware of An Junxi’s prowess and were not aiming to clash head-on with him. Their purpose was very clear: to delay him and prevent him from providing reinforcements.
An Junxi felt rather frustrated. If he fought against three Deity Race false Martial Emperors in one-on-one battles, he would be able to kill them easily. Now, with these three false Martial Emperors working together and avoiding a direct clash, he felt powerless as if he were just punching cotton.
“You are truly a brilliant student of the Thunder Sovereign, indeed. Before advancing to Martial Emperor, you are already so strong. However, you can forget about breaking through our defenses. There are more than enough of us to delay you.”
Although the three Respected Deities were disadvantaged, they showed strangely relaxed expressions.
Just at this moment, the sound of wind came from behind the three. A sharp saber intent accompanied the strong wind, surging over. The three Respected Deities’ hearts sank. They felt a strong threat, and they looked back at the same time.
The three Respected Deities saw a white figure carrying a bronze sword box arriving in the air.
Just one breath ago, Xiao Chen was still extremely far away. After one breath, he was like a berserk dragon swinging its tail and sweeping through the place.
Melodious saber hums rang out in the air around, filling the place with endlessly surging saber intent.
Using the Flawless Saber Dao, Xiao Chen wielded his body as a saber while he executed the Fish Dragon Art. As he surged over, he was like a dragon sweeping its tail. The trajectory of his entire body was like a saber light swinging out.
“Bang! Bang! Bang!”
The three Respected Deities’ expressions changed dramatically. In their fluster, they quickly made to block. After three continuous loud sounds, when the strong wind had passed, the three Respected Deities vomited blood and retreated one kilometer.
Standing on the scarlet eagle, An Junxi showed joy on his face. He pushed off with his feet, leaping into the air. The True Dragon Lightning Whip turned into a dragon and surged out, summoning lightning to fall from the sky and strike the three Respected Deities while they were down.
A moment ago, the three Deity Race Respected Deities were incredibly relaxed. In the next moment, they suffered from disastrous attacks.
The Respected Deities immediately lost all their arrogance and fled in sorry states.
Frustrated by the earlier suppression, An Junxi raised his True Dragon Lightning Whip, wanting to give chase so that he could kill these three Respected Deities.
Xiao Chen quickly called out, “Brother An, don’t give chase!”
An Junxi was stunned when he first heard this. However, he soon figured out the reason. He turned around and flew back quickly. Then, he said to Xiao Chen, “Brother Xiao, many thanks for lending a hand. I was somewhat rash earlier. Right now, the urgent matter at hand is to gather everyone together.”
Xiao Chen released his bated breath. An Junxi was also a smart person. At this moment, there was not much time to chat. He said, “Let’s go. We will split up and meet at the city gates.”
The two were extremely decisive. After a quick exchange of words, they parted to free more from the blockade of the Respected Deities of the Deity Dao Union’s Deity Race.
While there were more than one thousand Respected Deities, most of them were surrounding the soaring pillar of flame and attacking it.
After one hour, the people in charge of the respective nodes all gathered at the city gates.
These people showed worried expressions. They felt uneasy as they looked at the pillar of fire that was slowly dimming and the incredibly huge warship in the air.
“The Deity Race is too ruthless. Of their three thousand Respected Deities, they actually sent out one-third of them.”
“Who could have thought that the Deity Race would use their trump card? This is too sudden. If we had listened to the Azure Dragon King earlier, we might not have been in such a sorry state.”
“If we made preparations beforehand, even if we were caught off guard, we would not have ended up surrounded without any paths of escape.”
“The Sect Master and his group seem to be blocked as well. The situation is not optimistic!”
These people sighed. As they spoke, they gave off a negative atmosphere. If the many Minor Heavenly Martial Emperors in the pillar of fire surging into the sky were surrounded and killed, then the Supreme Sky Sect would lose most of the war. The human heart was fragile; no matter who it was, they would have difficulty continuing to work hard to save a desperate situation.
Unless the Thunder Sovereign returned. However, the possibility of that was minute. If he could, the Thunder Sovereign would have already shown up long ago, and the Deity Dao Union would not have been able to be so arrogant.
“Look, the Azure Dragon King is here.”
Xiao Chen descended from the sky together with Shui Lingling, Xiao Bai, and others as a group.
Most of the people here were freed from the blockade by Xiao Chen. They now had much more faith in him than before. When they saw Xiao Chen land, they immediately went forward to express their gratitude.
Xiao Chen performed a cupped-fist salute and said, “Everyone, there is no need to be so polite. I heard what everyone said earlier. The situation is actually not that bad. As long as we can rescue the Vice Sect Master and the others in the pillar of fire soaring into the sky, there is still a chance.”
“However, we are just merely thirty-odd people. How are we going to charge across? That huge Deity Race warship can block us at any time.”
This sentence identified the crux of the problem. The huge warship in the air would not give them a chance to get near at all.
Right now, where they stood, they could see the huge Deity Race warship giving off a bright light, just by looking up. The many banners on it flapped loudly in the wind. Di Wuque, leading the Deity Dao Union Martial Emperors of the various races, stood at the bow, waiting for the enemy to be exhausted.
Xiao Chen looked up, appearing somewhat distracted. After a while, he said calmly, “Leave that to me. The rest of you will be responsible for opening up a hole in the encirclement around the surging pillar of fire to let the Vice Sect Master and the others charge out. How about that?”
The moment Xiao Chen said that, Mo Chen’s and Yue Bingyun’s expressions both changed greatly. They exchanged looks, revealing worry in the depths of their eyes.
At this moment, Xiao Chen could not burst forth with his full strength. If he was not careful, his Great Tribulation of wind and fire might descend.
“Big Brother Xiao Chen…”
Mo Chen could not help calling out, wanting to say something.
Xiao Chen looked up and glanced at Mo Chen, silently expressing his stance. Mo Chen bit down on her lip, cutting her words short.
“Alright. As long as Brother Xiao manages to block that huge Deity Race warship, I, An Junxi, am willing to take the lead and charge over,” An Junxi immediately said loudly, infected by Xiao Chen’s lofty aspiration. He knew that someone needed to step forward at this moment.
“I’m willing as well. I have long heard that the Azure Dragon King can kill even a Fifth Heaven Martial Emperor. Today, I can see the Azure Dragon King’s glory for myself.”
“Count me in!”
With Xiao Chen saying that he would block the huge Deity Race warship and An Junxi willing to lead the group to charge at the Respected Deities surrounding the surging pillar of fire, the Martial Emperors, whose morale had sunk low, finally recovered their fighting spirit.
After all, they had worked hard for so long already. No one was willing to just admit defeat. As long as there was hope, they were willing to bet on it.
“Elder Brother Xiao Chen, can you really block that huge Deity Race warship?” Xiao Bai asked worriedly while blinking.
Shui Lingling walked over, showing the same worry in her eyes.
However, Mo Chen and Yue Bingyun sighed silently in their hearts. Since Xiao Chen said it, he was fully confident of blocking the warship.
However, everyone else did not know that there was a problem: Xiao Chen had already reached a critical point in his cultivation and could not casually use his full power.
Xiao Chen nodded and replied, “Don’t worry. Since I suggested it, I naturally am confident of blocking it. Everyone can just focus on charging towards the surging pillar of fire. Our companions in there are still waiting for everyone to help them.”
On the huge Deity Race warship flickering with bright light, a Respected Deity appeared in front of Di Wuque and the others, who were on the bow. He performed a cupped-fist salute and said, “Reporting to the Divine Son, it is as the Divine Son expected. Those people gathered together.”
Di Wuque smiled faintly and looked into the distance. “Xiao Chen, you may be very smart, but you also have your moments of folly.”
After Di Wuque spoke, he paused for a moment, and his expression turned extremely cold. He said, “Turn the warship around and activate the Great Nine Heaven Divine Might Formation. Call down the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation! I want to take down this group of people all in one go, completely cutting off their hope!”
“Oh no! The huge Deity Race warship is turning around.”
At Meteor Trail City’s city gate, the people in charge of the various nodes changed their expressions greatly as they pointed into the distance and exclaimed.
They turned their heads and saw the huge, bright Deity Race warship withdraw all its light at this moment.
The bow of the warship slowly shifted, pointing towards the group of people at Meteor Trail City’s city gate. Everyone felt a dangerous aura invisibly locking down on them.
Suddenly, pillars of light appeared on the huge Deity Race warship. Each pillar had a white-haired Deity Race cultivator standing in it.
There was a total of one thousand pillars of light looking like a group of stars holding up the moon as they surrounded the Divine Daughter, Tian Youxi.
Holding a divine halberd, Tian Youxi was like a goddess as she formed hand seals with one hand while absorbing the Divine Energy around her.
Xiao Chen’s expression turned grave as he sensed something wrong. Di Wuque probably let them gather on purpose, waiting for this moment to use this formation to finish off all of them in one go, killing them.
Currently, the huge Deity Race warship was fifty kilometers above the ground. Being able to attack from such a distance while still maintaining its might without any scattering, this formation was very impressive.
“That is the Deity Race’s World Exterminating Divine Tribulation. Its might is exceedingly horrifying. I once saw it in the Astral Battlefield. This should be a simplified version, so its might should be weaker. However, it is already equal to the peak strike of a Sixth Heaven Martial Emperor,” Shui Lingling said somewhat anxiously with a sullen expression.
No matter who was here, if Xiao Chen could not bear it and the attack equal to the peak strike of a Sixth Heaven Martial Emperor were really to land on them, everyone here would be either dead or severely injured.
“Let’s go, then!”
Shui Lingling shook her head and said, “We can’t leave. It already locked down on us. No matter where we go, the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation will descend on us.”
Shui Lingling once saw this at the Astral Battlefield. The World Exterminating Divine Tribulation then had killed several dozen Demon Martial Emperors at the same time, an extremely horrifying sight.
“In that case, I’ll have him end it in advance.”
As Xiao Chen looked at the huge Deity Race warship in the distance, he said indifferently, “There is no change to the plan. You all go first. Leave the huge Deity Race warship to me.”
After Xiao Chen finished speaking, he gently pushed off with his feet. Then, he shot forward like an arrow, tearing through the air as he charged courageously towards the huge Deity Race warship.
Xiao Chen’s sudden action caused Mo Chen and the other girls to cry out in surprise.
“Come, follow me!”
The sight of Xiao Chen flying towards the huge Deity Race warship alone weighed heavily on An Junxi’s heart. However, at this moment, he needed to make use of every second possible.
Otherwise, he might end up wasting the chance that Xiao Chen bought them with his sacrifice.
At the bow of the huge Deity Race warship, Di Wuque looked cockily at the group of people rushing away.
“Fleeing? Where can you flee to? After being locked down by Divine Might, you will have to receive the baptism of the divine tribulation no matter where you flee to.”
“Divine Son, the Azure Dragon King Xiao Chen is flying towards us!” a person exclaimed in shock as he pointed at a white figure in the air.
The expressions of the people on the warship all changed at the same time as they looked quickly in the direction of Xiao Chen.
“Should we send someone to block him?” a Ghost Race Greater Heavenly Martial Emperor asked with a frown.
Xia Houjue said, “He probably wants to break the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation by himself. No matter what, it would be better to block him.”
A light flashed in Di Wuque’s eyes. He laughed loudly and ordered, “No one make a move. Let him come. Don’t scatter the might of the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation; focus it all on Xiao Chen.
“What a fool! This is good timing. With the might of the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation spread out among so many people, it would not pose a problem for you. However, you came to seek death by yourself, charging over alone. In that case, I shall not stand on ceremony.”
A murderous intent flashed in Di Wuque’s eyes. He felt somewhat excited at this rare chance.
If the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation struck Xiao Chen, there could be only one result—not even scraps would remain.
At Di Wuque’s words, the crowd stopped caring. Compared to the mountain-like Deity Race warship, Xiao Chen was as insignificant as an ant. Wanting to shake this gargantuan Deity Race warship by himself was just a pipe dream.
Di Wuque pointed at Xiao Chen and smiled in satisfaction. “There is a saying, ‘if one does not court disaster, one will not die.’ This is exactly courting disaster!”
He waved his hand and said, “Prepare yourselves. If this World Exterminating Divine Tribulation does not kill him, attack together. We must bury him here today.”
Xing Jue and Xie Zixuan, descendants of Primes, revealed murderous intent in their eyes.
As the few spoke, the divine halberd in the hands of Tian Youxi, who was in the air above the huge Deity Race warship, turned increasingly resplendent.
Thunderclouds quickly covered the sky. The image of a divine being manifested indistinctly among the gray masses. Radiant Divine Might descended, lightning flashed, and thunder roared. Tian Youxi’s long hair flew about wildly as her aura soared infinitely.
As Tian Youxi faced Xiao Chen, who was charging over, she narrowed her eyes and shook the halberd in her hands.
It looked like the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation was about to descend. Nervous anticipation instantly flooded the hearts of Di Wuque and his group at the warship’s bow.
However, just at this moment, Xiao Chen, who was ten kilometers away and looked very insignificant, suddenly expanded.
Before Di Wuque and his group could react to what happened, they saw a shadow cast over them. When they looked up, they saw an incredibly gigantic hand.
“What’s going on?!”
The thousand-odd people on the deck were all rattled and at a loss, not knowing what was happening.
In the next moment, that gigantic palm turned into a palm saber chopping down from the sky. There was no resistance whatsoever. The palm saber directly cleaved through the entire warship.
It looked like a huge mountain was being hewn by someone.
There were loud rumblings and the panicked cries of countless people. Instantly, saber Qi filled the place. The scene turned chaotic, with a multitude of people tumbling in the air.
However, these were the fortunate ones. The Deity Dao Union cultivators right under the palm saber were even more miserable, promptly reduced to a meat paste without even getting a chance to cry out in pain.
The remnants of the gargantuan Deity Race warship shook. The formation lines in them shattered, exploding one after another.
The one thousand beams of light extending out from the warship instantly dissipated.
Tian Youxi, who had been about to send out the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation, was in the worst state. When the formation broke, the World Exterminating Divine Tribulation rebounded on her. She immediately went hurtling back while vomiting blood. The divine halberd fell from her hand, and her face paled. No one knew whether she was still alive or not.
In the next moment, even more trouble arrived. A gigantic leg swept through the sky, kicking the warship.
The remnants of the huge Deity Race warship immediately exploded, kicking up a large cloud of dust and sending shards flying everywhere. The Deity Dao Union cultivators all jumped off the warship in a panic before that happened.
Dust filled the sky, and explosions rang out nonstop. The corpses of cultivators and shards of the warship flew in all directions, spreading out for fifty kilometers.
All sorts of flames burned, looking incredibly dazzling.
The Supreme Sky Sect’s people heading for the surging pillar of flames were startled by the violent explosion. When they turned their heads back and saw the scene of the huge Deity Race warship shattering, they were all stunned.
“This…this was done by the Azure Dragon King?”
Everyone gaped, their eyes wide with incredulity. Xiao Chen had said that he could do it, and indeed he succeeded.
An Junxi immediately rejoiced. He laughed and said, “Xiao Chen is great. He really managed to do it. Everyone, let’s not delay anymore. Quickly open up a path of escape for the Vice Sect Master and the others.”
After the temporary distraction, the group’s morale soared, filled with hot-bloodedness.
Only Mo Chen and Yue Bingyun looked at each other speechlessly, feeling bitter in their hearts.
Dharmic World did not last long. After three seconds, Xiao Chen returned to his usual state. As he stood among the clouds, he watched the Deity Dao Union’s people in chaos. He did not show any change in expression, not affected much by this.
The instant Xiao Chen executed Dharmic World, he vaguely heard the sound of intense wind and fire by his ears. He even saw the illusion of wind and fire approaching.
That was dangerous. With just another step, the Great Tribulation of wind and fire would have descended from the sky.
However, Xiao Chen could not care too much at this point. There were still hundreds of the Supreme Sky Sect’s Minor Heavenly Martial Emperors trapped in the surging pillar of fire. He could not just watch them die without making an attempt.
“Did you see the Divine Daughter?! Quickly, find the Divine Daughter!” Di Wuque shouted hoarsely amid the smoke and dust. As he was falling after the shock wave from Xiao Chen’s palm saber sent him flying, he happened to see the Divine Daughter suffer the tribulation’s rebound, resulting in her getting knocked back and vomiting blood when she landed.
However, the current situation was tumultuous, due to the combination of Xiao Chen’s saber intent, the shock waves from the destruction of the Divine Might formation, and the explosion of the huge warship. Everyone found it hard to deal with the situation as it was.