Birth of the Demonic Sword - Chapter 1480 1480. Sphere
“How can you be so strong?” Noah asked as he interrupted his movement technique and diverged the power of the black hole toward his mind.
Noah needed to think properly in that situation. He couldn’t let his bloodl.u.s.t take control of his actions. There was something off with Miss Nine’s power, but he couldn’t waste time uncovering it now.
The pretense from before had also tricked his allies. King Elbas, Ian, Jordan, and the other hybrids had thought that Noah was about to launch a ma.s.sive slash. They didn’t notice his escape until he was already far away.
Only Noah and Miss Nine stood in that part of the sky. The others would take at least a minute to reach him. Experts in the solid stage could exchange many attacks during that time.
“You can’t kill me before the others arrive,” Noah said as a cold smile appeared on his face.
Noah didn’t attack. He didn’t even try to escape. He didn’t need to do anything to put an end to that battle. Jordan and the others had already begun to fly in his direction by the end of his line.
The empowerment given by his ambition was about to end, but Noah felt no fear. Miss Nine’s power was something that he didn’t understand, but his instincts were telling him that he could survive that situation.
Miss Nine didn’t seem to care about his statement. She waved her hand, and a ma.s.sive force slammed on Noah’s head. The attack almost made him faint, but Snore quickly surrounded his figure and endured part of the blow.
Noah slammed on the ground. He didn’t even remember how quickly he had left the sky, but he could feel that blood was flowing out of his head. A large injury had appeared among his metallic hair. The expert had almost cracked his skull open.
“Told you,” Noah said as he struggled to stand.
He wanted to charge at the expert. He desired to stab his blades into her skin, but he suppressed those compulsions. Noah had to remain calm to gain as much time as possible.
“I believe you,” Miss Nine eventually said as she descended from the sky. “From now on, I will treat you as the greatest monster that has ever stepped on the higher plane.”
An inscribed notebook flickered in her grasp. Miss Nine was communicating with someone, but Noah couldn’t sense what her messages carried.
Jordan had almost reached that spot. Flames were already acc.u.mulating in her draconic mouth. Ian was also behind her, and a series of solid stage cultivators were following the two hybrids.
“What does that even mean?” Noah asked, but the paG.o.da suddenly released a flash of light.
No reinforcements arrived after that event, but a notebook wielded by one of the cultivators near the paG.o.da flickered, replicating the light previously released by the structure.
Miss Nine’s notebook also shone, and a dark sphere suddenly materialized next to the expert. The item was as big as a two-story building and radiated a power that left Noah speechless.
The spere was a quasi-rank 8 item. Noah instinctively took a step back at that sight, but Miss Nine was faster than him. She threw the inscribed weapon toward him, and her figure began to disperse into a cloud of black dust.
Noah tried to avoid the sphere. He couldn’t enter the Shadow Domain, but he still launched everything in his a.r.s.enal to fend off the item.
Snore materialized again and spat a dark beam. The Demonic Sword appeared in the open and launched a sharp wave of dark matter. Night shot toward the sphere as it tried to fuse with its fabric. The dark world also unfolded in a desperate attempt to buy Noah more time.
However, those attacks didn’t even slow down the sphere. The scenery in Noah’s vision suddenly went dark before a pale light restored his sight and allowed him to understand where he was.
Noah was still on the battlefield. He didn’t move from his spot on the ground. Yet, his surroundings had grown darker, and he found himself unable to unfold his consciousness.
Dark matter promptly came out of his figure and filled his surroundings. The higher energy soon stopped expanding after it covered a spherical area. An invisible wall was blocking its advance.
Snore, Night, and the Demonic Sword were with Noah. They launched their attacks toward that invisible wall, but they didn’t even manage to make it tremble.
Noah grasped the Demonic Sword and wielded the white blade at that point. A singularity flew out of his figure after he performed a cross-shaped slash, but his attack failed to cause any reaction on the invisible wall.
Miss Nine’s figure appeared above him and touched the sphere as her body transformed into trails of black dust. The scenery in Noah’s vision changed again. He suddenly found himself above the paG.o.da.
It didn’t take Noah much to understand what had happened. Miss Nine had relied on a quasi-rank 8 inscribed item to trap him, and she was now attempting to bring him away from the battlefield.
Noah’s gaze became cold, but he didn’t do anything. The dark matter flowed back into the black hole. Snore, Night, the Demonic Sword, and Night returned inside his body. Even his cultivation level started to fall as he descended toward the paG.o.da.
He could see the entirety of the battlefield from that spot. Jordan and Ian were far away. King Elbas was busy fighting a solid stage cultivator, and the other hybrids had their opponents to take care of.
The sphere had even severed his connection with Miss Void’s spell. Noah couldn’t touch the layer between the dimensions anymore. The item had placed him in a separate s.p.a.ce that limited his influence to that small area.
Throughout his long life, Noah had learnt to understand when he had lost. His situation was hopeless. The Crystal City had managed to trap him.
“Was it worth it?” Noah asked as he gazed toward the black dust acc.u.mulating above him. “The Legion will kill your troops now.”
Miss Nine’s influence had suppressed everyone on the battlefield, but the hybrids could resist her pressure better than the cultivators. The Legion had quickly seized the upper hand in the fight during those moments.
“You have no idea how powerful large organizations are,” Miss Nine said in her metallic voice as her figure reformed above the sphere. “Losing one battle to take out a troublesome opponent is a good investment. How long will the Crystal City need to replace today’s losses? How long will the Legion take to find another monster like you?”
The invisible wall m.u.f.fled Miss Nine’s voice, but Noah could sense the coldness carried by her words. She wasn’t considering her companions as cultivators. The troops in the areas were mere numbers in her mind, and Noah was the highest.
A solid stage cultivator dragged a fainted Miss Canson toward Miss Nine. The expert wore a worried expression, but Miss Nine shook her head and revealed a satisfied smile.
“I will handle things once we return home,” Miss Nine said. “Activate the matrix now.”
“Our troops are outside of the teleportation’s range,” The solid stage cultivator tried to complain.
“It doesn’t matter,” Miss Nine continued. “Activate it. This is an order.”
A blinding light filled Noah’s vision after the solid stage expert nodded. The scenery in his eyes changed again. He suddenly found himself inside a large mansion filled with cultivators. An identical paG.o.da stood under him, and the symbol of the Sailbrird family occupied the walls around him.