The Human Emperor Chapter 1145Chapter 1145: The Death of Qutaybah (III)
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
"Chong-er, watch out! You still haven't reached the Subtle realm, so you can't absorb its energy," the Demonic Emperor Old Man shouted at Wang Chong, his eyes fraught with worry.
The Demonic Emperor Old Man's warning had been very prompt, but with regards to Qutaybah, it was still too slow.
Boom! A golden whirlwind of destructive energy exploded, once more pushing back Wang Chong and the Demonic Emperor Old Man, as well as the Wushang Village Chief and the black-armored guard.
Bang! Crash! The enormous energy blasted the Demonic Emperor Old Man into a steel wall more than one hundred feet away. In an enormous bang and a cloud of dust, the Demonic Emperor Old Man and this steel wall weighing more than ten thousand jin were sent toppling to the ground by Qutaybah's absolute strength.
Meanwhile, the Wushang Village Chief grunted as he violently collided with the ground, creating an enormous crater.
Countless stones shot out like sharp arrows.
As for the black-armored guard and Gao Xianzhi, they staggered backward several steps. Their chests trembled moments before they vomited blood.
Qutaybah's power had reached an inconceivable level. All of them had already been injured, and now they were even more so.
Boom! The last to fly out was not Gao Xianzhi or the black-armored guard, but Wang Chong. He slammed into the ground like a human-shaped asteroid, his body digging out a furrow more than two meters deep through the earth. At a glance, it appeared to be the trunk of some many-jointed organism.
The dust settled, revealing Wang Chong's half-kneeling body, which suddenly raised its head.
His chest trembled, and even though he did his utmost to resist, he still could not suppress the sudden sweetness on his tongue, and blood gushed out from his mouth. The light in Wang Chong's eyes dimmed and his face became the color of paper. Every part of his body felt a sharp stabbing pain like thousands of ants gnawing at him.
The Heavenly Mandate Battle Armor could reduce damage by forty percent and was an extremely powerful defensive tool, but even so, the remaining sixty percent was enough to inflict enormous damage on Wang Chong. This was the first time Wang Chong had ever contended against the power of the 'Subtle'. This was a power beyond the Saint Martial realm. Not even the vast energy Wang Chong had extracted from the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation could stand against it.
"Too strong! I can't even block! Although the energy in his body isn't too powerful, its nature is extremely sharp and vicious, capable of destroying everything it touches," the half-kneeling Wang Chong muttered, his heart still thumping in fear.
He instantly understood why the Stone of Destiny had assigned such a high reward to this 'Extra Side Mission'.
Qutaybah was heavily injured, but he was a dreadful and peerless expert, and from a certain perspective, he was even more terrifying than before.
Countless thoughts were streaking through his mind when Wang Chong suddenly heard the sound of dripping liquid. It was extremely soft, almost inaudible against the roar of the battlefield. But now that he was a Great General that had ascended through many levels to reach the very peak of that realm, Wang Chong could hear that noise as if it was a ringing bell.
But to Wang Chong, what was far more important than the sound itself was the direction it was coming from.
"Qutaybah, in the end, you were still wounded! I'd like to see how long you can hold on!"
Wang Chong raised his head and glanced at Qutaybah, looking at the hand he had hidden behind his back and the blood dripping from it. An expert like Qutaybah, particularly after he had broken into that realm that not even the Demonic Emperor Old Man had reached, could easily boil away the blood on his hand.
Yet despite the incredible strength he had just displayed, there was still blood dripping from his fingers and dropping to the ground. That could only mean that Qutaybah's injuries were even more serious than imagined, so bad that he didn't even have the energy to boil away the blood to conceal his injuries.
Moreover, even though Qutaybah had put on a dominating performance, after forcing Wang Chong and the others back, he had strangely chosen not to pursue.
In a flash, Wang Chong understood.
This fellow is bluffing, buying time so that he can treat his injuries!
Wang Chong was enlightened. All of them had seen Qutaybah's strength. If he were allowed to slowly recover from his injuries, all of them would be doomed.
"…The less time used, the greater the reward, but if the user takes more than twenty seconds, user will die!"
Wang Chong inexplicably recalled the warning from the Stone of Destiny, and he immediately understood why the Stone of Destiny had not mentioned anything about 'if the mission is failed, user will be obliterated', simply stating that 'user will die'. This was because the Stone of Destiny would not need to do any obliteration. As long as Qutaybah succeeded in suppressing his injuries, he could use his perfect 'Subtle realm' cultivation to kill them all.
All of the Tang soldiers at Talas would be buried here!
"Qutaybah, die for me!"
Wang Chong lunged forward with a boom, heedlessly shooting toward Qutaybah like a cannonball.
In the sky, the seemingly eternally unperturbed Qutaybah instantly grimaced. Wang Chong had not spoken these words in the Tang language, but in the Arabic that he was all too familiar with.
Wang Chong's guess had been correct. Qutaybah had been bluffing this entire time to conceal the truth of his injuries and buy time to recover. However, the power of the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation had been too great. Even though Qutaybah had done his utmost to conceal his injuries, Wang Chong had still detected his weakness.
"Seeking death! Even if I were even more badly injured, killing you would still be as easy as turning my hand over!"
Qutaybah's face twisted as dense killing intent exploded from his body. The anger and killing intent gathered on Qutaybah's brow was oppressively thick, and no more was that ever-composed and aloof appearance.
As the renowned and infamous War God of Arabia, Qutaybah had killed countless so-called experts. But Wang Chong, an obscure infidel from the east, together with the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation, had shredded apart his dignity and made him taste defeat for the first time.
To Qutaybah, being heavily injured by this pack of eastern infidels was no different from defeat. Qutaybah had been strenuously attempting to hide his injuries, but now that it had all been exposed in Arabic, Qutaybah did not need to keep up the pretense.
With a bright cry, God's Might shot back into Qutaybah's hand and slashed at Wang Chong.
Booom! The world seemed to be torn in two as Qutaybah's signature golden beam of Sword Qi soared into the heavens and began to descend toward Wang Chong.
Now that he was no longer suppressing his injuries, Qutaybah was even more terrifying and vicious.
Bzzzz! The Sword Qi had started far up in the sky, but in the blink of an eye, it was just inches from Wang Chong's head.
Boom! The attack landed, sending up a great plume of dust and cleaving open a massive fissure more than ten thousand feet long. This beam of Sword Qi sundered rock and traveled on to cleave the steel walls in two. As the energy scattered, the scar it left behind seemed like the work of some divine craftsman!
Qutaybah couldn't help but twitch at what he saw. Unlike before, Wang Chong had not attempted to receive this blow, but instead dodged it at the last moment.
"Qutaybah, I'd like to see how long you can last! Su Hanshan, Zhang Que, all of you, get out of the way!"
Wang Chong's voice resounded over the battlefield as the Stellar Energy in his body churned. A brand-new energy began to gather within him, creating a metallic clattering. A moment later, a new golden halo burst out from his dantian and to his feet. At the same time, three Halos of Dusk Stallion burst out to bolster Wang Chong.
Ever since he had become a Great General and ascended to its very summit, Wang Chong was able to cultivate many martial arts with greater ease, needing only a few moments to relearn them. With the power of these halos, Wang Chong's speed took a great leap.
"Qutaybah, come! Let's see which one of us will be the final victor!"
Wang Chong shot forward. From what the Stone of Destiny had told him, Qutaybah needed only twenty seconds at most to suppress his injuries, and once he did, all of them were doomed.
Wang Chong's only option was to throw caution to the wind and not give him any time to catch his breath.
Wang Chong could not avoid battle, only engage in a full-out offensive and see which one of them would fall.
Boom! Wang Chong stomped forward, and then he was a puff of smoke. There was a bright flash of light in front of Qutaybah as a Wootz Steel sword plunged out of the void like a venomous snake, thrust straight at Qutaybah's throat.
Qutaybah's eyes went cold. His giant sword could move much faster than Wang Chong's, so he ignored the Wootz Steel sword and cut Wang Chong in half. But this 'success' brought no joy to Qutaybah, only caused him to pale.
A beam of Sword Qi shot through the air, nigh inaudible as it flew toward Qutaybah's back.