Immortal Devil Transformation - Book 16 Chapter 21 - Last Secret
Lin Xi’s flying sword arrived in front of Yunqin Emperor before he did.
The original creator of Lin Xi’s Sunset Light Sword, Scholar Sword Pavilion’s Jie Huanzhen was the sword controlling Sacred Expert whose flying sword speed was the fastest in the entire Central Continent City. When he cultivated the Sunset Light Sword, Lin Xi naturally obtained many insights through Jie Huanzhen himself.
Together with his soul force transferring speed being much faster than ordinary Sacred Experts’, even though his flying sword wasn’t as thin and small as Jie Huanzhen’s in terms of speed, it was instead not inferior in any aspects.
When facing this sword that was already a bit indistinct in his own perception aim between his brows, Yunqin Emperor didn’t feel the slightest bit moved that a new Sacred Expert like Lin Xi was already more formidable than many other sword controlling Sacred Experts, he only brandished the longsword in his hands in an extremely simple manner.
The sword radiance that still hadn’t completely condensed into a giant sword scattered in front of him, forming a barrier that was even more gorgeous than the Sunset Light Sword.
Lin Xi’s flying sword was battered by endless sword radiance. It began to tremble in the air at a high frequency, but couldn’t advance an inch.
In this instant, the true longsword in Yunqin Emperor’s hand landed on Lin Xi’s sword, the blade hacking down on Lin Xi’s blade.
This strike, compared to the giant sword and flying sword radiance seemed exceptionally simple, yet in this instant, it gave off a mountain splitting river cleaving aura. Lin Xi’s flying sword sunk fiercely, a wave of heart chilling metal grinding noises erupting from the sword, as if it was going to completely break apart.
However, at this moment, the one who was shocked was instead Yunqin Emperor.
Lin Xi’s initial intuition wasn’t mistaken. The sword in his hands was precisely made from True Dragon Mountain’s dragon horn remains.
This horn not only possessed powerful vital energy power, it was also one of the toughest materials in existence. Most flying swords in this world would be smashed to pieces by this sword, so he didn’t expect Lin Xi’s flying sword to actually endure this strike.
Lin Xi’s soul force rippled endlessly, much of the soul force he couldn’t control ripping open wounds on his body. However ever since he was in Green Luan Academy, he had always been fighting the stronger with weaker cultivation, so he didn’t seem to be affected in the least. His eyes once again erupted with pure and dazzling radiance, aiming at Yunqin Emperor’s head, at his eyes!
Yunqin Emperor didn’t have any time to evade Lin Xi’s Radiance.
During this brief period, it was to the extent where he didn’t even have time to turn around.
However, the instant the pure radiance landed on his face, his eyes also released pure wisps of light.
A cold smile of joy appeared at the corners of his lips.
“Priest Hall belongs to Yunqin after all. What made you think that I wouldn’t possess this Radiance?”
“Could it be that you feel like you can represent Radiance?”
He was about to shout these words.
After all, his soul force was more powerful than Lin Xi’s, which was why after his Radiance scattered Lin Xi’s, it would instead rush into Lin Xi’s eyes.
However, his words instead turned into a vicious howl of pain!
His radiance couldn’t successfully scatter Lin Xi’s radiance, only diluting Lin Xi’s radiance a bit. There were still many strands of light that stabbed into his eyes like needles!
These strands of light weren’t enough to blind him like they did the Shadow Sacred Expert, which was why what this howl of pain carried was more disbelief.
Lin Xi knew why.
Under Yunqin Emperor’s howl of pain, his grave and stern expression didn’t change in the least. His body moved upwards a bit, reaching out to grab his flying sword that was falling downwards. With a perfect sword thrusting stance, a sword pierced towards Yunqin Emperor’s heart.
At Yunqin Emperor’s side, his right arm released an explosive noise. His entire arm actually extended inconceivably. Before Lin Xi’s sword tip made contact with his clothes, his broken palm was already pressing against Lin Xi’s abdomen!
No words could possibly describe the speed of Yunqin Emperor’s palm.
From the sword he brought out in the beginning to this palm, all of Central Continent City’s cultivators were fully reminded that ten years before Yunqin Empire was established, Changsun Clan’s people were precisely Central Continent City’s most powerful cultivators. Changsun Clan’s victory over Juliu Clan was won precisely because of their strength.
What left even more cultivators in shock and confusion was that when Yunqin Emperor’s palm landed on Lin Xi’s body, yet there wasn’t a single sound that could be heard. It was as if something extremely sticky was attached to Lin Xi’s abdomen!
At this time, only the two fighting in close combat knew what happened.
Lin Xi’s body trembled slightly.
Countless fine holes suddenly appeared behind him. Countless strands of air that were fine, but carried majestic auras, as well as endless fine strands of pure light shot through these holes, as if countless fine paths were suddenly opened up in his body.
However, the power in his longsword didn’t decrease in the slightest.
Under Yunqin Emperor’s even greater roar of disbelief, the tip of his sword stabbed through the soul force protecting Yunqin Emperor’s body, stabbing through his chest!
Yunqin Emperor stepped backwards while screaming, retreating.
A burst of blood shot out from his chest. When his legs landed on the ground, this blood still didn’t reach the ground.
Only now did many high level cultivators in Central Continent City react to what happened in this instant.
The reason why Imperial Court Grand Consecrator Ni Henian had remained invincible in Central Continent City was because he had a unique method that allowed him to forcefully send his own soul force into an enemy’s body.
Yunqin Emperor’s palm clearly used the same method as Ni Henian.
That palm looked quiet, but it instead poured terrifying amounts of soul force into Lin Xi’s body.
No Sacred Expert could endure such a large amount of entirely different soul force. Yunqin Emperor precisely wanted to use this palm to instantly kill Lin Xi.
However, this originally fatal strike was instead completely eliminated by Lin Xi through some type of method!
There already wasn’t much blood left in Yunqin Emperor’s body.
However, when he clutched his chest, blood still continued to flow out from between his fingers.
“Just how many methods are you hiding on you?!”
He did his best to stop his bleeding through soul force, to stop his wounds from bleeding even more because of Lin Xi’s sword intent rippling through him. At the same time, he couldn’t help but roar out hysterically.
“No matter how powerful Changsun Clan is, it is still nothing more than a clan that has a few centuries of accumulation.”
Lin Xi released a light cough. He looked at the blood-soaked dragon robed Yunqin Emperor. “No matter how powerful you are, there is no way you can win against all cultivators under the heavens.”
Yunqin Emperor finally mysteriously understood the meaning of Lin Xi’s words.
However, he still didn’t feel any remorse.
“In that case, then this entire beautiful tale can just come to an end.”
He spoke some words Lin Xi couldn’t understand.
A streak of aura that seemed just as scorching hot as Purgatory Mountain Patriarch’s flames erupted from his pale skin. Even the distant accumulated snow began to melt because of the terrifying heat, surging outwards and forming waves of ripples.
Lin Xi entered a powerful state of shock.
This aura seemed to be even more powerful than that of before Yunqin Emperor was wounded. Moreover, it didn’t seem to be Yunqin Emperor’s own power at all.
In this instant, all of the spectators saw a strange scene.
Yunqin Emperor’s wounded body still looked extremely weak and miserable.
However, a blast of tremendous red colored vital energy rose from within his body, forming the void avatar of a massive fiend beast around him.
Boundless vital energy swept through the clouds above Imperial City’s central street, turning all of the clouds whose golden radiance had just dimmed into a dazzling red color.
This red fiend beast was covered in many red helix shaped stripes. From the distance, it looked just like an extremely large pug. Only in the ancient stories of Lin Xi’s other world did this type of monster exist! It was… a Qilin!
Many Central Continent City elders’ breathing truly stopped in this instant.
In this world, only a single ‘Qilin’ like his had existed before.
This type of ‘Qilin’, together with a proud ‘Mandarin Duck’, followed a middle-aged cultivator into Central Continent City many years ago. Then, they fought against many cultivators in Central Continent City, leaving behind countless wonderful stories.
Everyone remembered the great power of this ‘Qilin’, remembered that when it erupted with vital energy, a gorgeous dazzling glow would form in the clouds.
This could only be Principal Zhang’s ‘Qilin’!
Principal Zhang’s Qilin left with him when he departed from Green Luan Academy. Then, it disappeared from this world together with Principal Zhang. Not even Green Luan Academy’s people knew about Principal Zhang and its exact whereabouts afterwards.
However now, it actually appeared at this type of time, in this type of form!
More and more people realized the meaning and significance behind this type of scene.
More and more people began to suck in cold breaths of air, unknown if they were breathing or gasping.
Since this ‘Qilin’ had its soul merged… then there was no way it was still alive.
Since it already died… where was Principal Zhang who disappeared together with it?
Just what kind of role did Yunqin Emperor play in all of this?
Lin Xi’s heart instantly sunk to rock bottom.
He thought of the fingerless True Dragon Guard Nangong Weiyang spoke of.
A certain suspicion he had grew closer and closer to a cruel reality.
He only met Brother Ming, he had never met this ‘Qilin’, never met that middle-aged uncle who came from the same world as him.
However, from the moment he saw Green Luan Academy’s stele, his fate already became inextricably linked with this middle-aged uncle, with that ‘Mandarin Duck’ and ‘Qilin’. They were friends he could consult with, they were important individuals like Vice Principal Xia.
While looking at the vital energy crazily pouring out from Yunqin Emperor’s body and this void avatar that condensed in the air, he took a deep breath. However, he couldn’t prevent the tearing pain within his heart.