Chapter 188: Danxia Temple (7)
“ROOARR!!!” The livyatan finally stopped rolling and glared at Xu Yangyi with reddened eyes, recklessly charging over in spite of everything!
“Move!!!” Xu Yangyi bellowed, pulled Fang Cheng, and stepped onto the spiral staircase formed by the hawk puppets. He used his fastest speed to rush upwards!
Under the moon, the countless hawks circled and spiraled in the cave. It was like a stairwell to heaven, yet the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua was at the peak of the staircase. A thousand meters below in the lake, the livyatan glared like a tiger watching its prey.
The places for footing were no more than half a meter, but once one lost their footing, the livyatan’s bloody maw would be underneath! The beast had already gone mad with pain! Right now, It didn’t care about anything. The murder in Its bloodline took hold of everything. It only wanted to take this puny human before It and dismember his corpse into ten thousand pieces!
Swoosh swoosh! As Xu Yangyi and Fang Cheng stepped quickly onto the winding staircase formed by the hawk puppets, rays of blue qi converged to the livyatan’s body from all around. Its body was beginning to expand again!
Immediately afterwards, a crash rang out, toppling mountains and overturning seas! Water flooding Jinshan Temple! An enormous heaven-torrenting wave picked up by no less than tens of meters! Immediately, it shattered into countless water drops and shot towards everyone with the livyatan as the core! This was the beast’s strongest comprehended move among Its elysial divine abilities!
“An AOE?!” Mao Ba’er shouted oddly in fright: “Spud has really made It mad!” Afterwards, he immediately embraced his canine head as he roved in the water, but just as he entered, countless whale lice began swimming over!
“W-what do you guys wanna do?!” Mao Ba’er was so scared that his eyes went vertical: “Don’t come over! I’m warning you guys, don’t come over! This Young Master is pretty fierce!”
Mao Ba’er. At this moment, Xu Yangyi’s voice transmitted into his spiritual sense without the slightest mercy: Seek more fortune for yourself. These mutant whale lice are infected with demonic qi. They’ll keep on devouring until there’s nothing left.
“Fuck your #*$&... #@&*...... @!” Mao Ba’er promptly erupted with a string of dirty words. Finally, it simply transformed into air bubbles floating by.
Already, Xu Yangyi didn’t have the effort to care for others. He and Mao Ba’er had interacted for so long. He clearly understood that this fellow possessed his own killing aces.
Swish swish swish! Water drops approached at lightning speed. A suffocating impact force could even be felt among them! Without any hesitation, Xu Yangyi made a tiger’s leap and murmured: “Shadowlumen Armor!”
Puh puh puh! Infinite shadows coalesced on his person. At the same time, the bullet-like rain all hit his body, ringing chaotically with clanking sounds. He wasn’t injured one bit. However, his body beneath the armor felt like a bulletproof vest being struck by countless bullets! Vibrations shook him so that he was unable to contain a mouthful of blood. An injury added with injury brought him to spray out a mouthful of blood again!
This time, his internal organs had truly been wounded. From the surrounding cave walls, countless stones that had been hit crumbled down, similar to experiencing a baptism of bullets!
Down below was even more miserable. The personnel of the Xingtian Legion were fine. The Zhao Clan cultivators had revealed the black barrier again, but this time, it had been struck full of holes! The middle-stage Qi Condensation cultivators were still clenching their teeth and holding on, but just as the initial-stage cultivators came out of the water, an unknown amount of people immediately issued blood-curdling screams. Blood flowed to form rivers!
Xu Yangyi’s gaze rigidly locked onto the air hole. He forced down his billowing blood and qi and the fracture-like pain of his left hand. All that remained in time… were a final three minutes! To first exterminate the other or pick the flower. Both sides had this choice!
On their side, they HAD to first kill the whale, otherwise, without the worry of the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua, they were hard-pressed to cross this vast lake. As for the livyatan, It simply wasn’t capable of first picking the flower and then wiping them out! At this moment, Its colossal body had transformed into Its greatest inconvenience! The contrast of quantity had triumphed over the contrast of mass!
A soundless bell seemed to reverberate throughout the entire cave. As the lake water bullet-rain had passed, the livyatan finally moved. On Its blowhole, blue light became increasingly vigorous. Presently, Xu Yangyi couldn’t see who was able to watch this scene and who was where at all. Through the divine ability comparable to a tsunami, whether or not there were people wounded was uncertain!
Only he could go up!
He clenched his teeth, took out a bottle of pill elixir, and downed it. In his chest, there was suddenly a burst of warmth. Not waiting for the pill elixir to restore him, he didn’t even know how long he was able to persevere if he continued to clash like so.
Right now… the livyatan hadn’t calmed at all. Even if he went down, he was still unable to because of the spouting blowhole! But he was compelled to… On the livyatan’s raised head, and moreover the spouting blowhole, as the Nine Bends Aqua was located in a straight line, he was able to go and obtain the greatest effect.
To go down or not to go down? Xu Yangyi stood on a hawk puppet, feeling terribly complex in his heart.
“Ribbit!” At this time, a giant toad’s cry echoed from below the water. Shortly following, a single-horned toad that was a couple tens of meters in size charged out! Without hesitation, both of Its hands grabbed tightly onto the livyatan’s head, and Its lone horn swiftly stabbed into the creature’s eye!
“Li Zongyuan?” Xu Yangyi’s gaze flashed and he yelled loudly: “Go!”
He and Fangcheng were without any indecision. In these last three minutes, everyone couldn’t delay any further! They adjusted their final positions!
“Woof!!” At the same instant, a giant three-headed dog with alternating black and white fur appeared in the jade waves with a rumble! It was no less than thirty to forty meters and carried a giant torrenting wave, wetting Its fur from tail to snout! It surged titanic billows! Two dog heads fiercely bit down on the livyatan’s fins, not letting go at all!
“Spud! What’re you waiting for?!” The last dog head glowered at Xu Yangyi: “Forcing me to reveal my true body! If I don’t get a drop of the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua this time, you and I are gonna have a go at it!”
This was that lowly dog?! Peony’s hand clung onto a broken shell piece from a giant tortoise puppet. Her entire being was rendered stupid.
“Master! We’re not Its opponent! I-Its demon form is inherently a lot stronger than ours! W-we can obstruct It for at most a minute!” Li Zongyuan’s eyes had reddened, as well: “Take the treasure!!!!”
Xu Yangyi seemed not to have heard but rather directly charged towards the giant whale’s blowhole! At this moment, the beast’s blue light had already condensed solid!
“You want to sweep down the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua?” A bright voice was heard. At some unknown time, Gao Wuguo had returned to the water’s surface from below. He laughed eerily and both his hands converged with a golden brilliance. His complexion wan, he exhausted his full strength and slammed towards the ground: “Elephant-Dragon Suppression Prison!”
Rumble! The entire lake shook fiercely. The lake waters seemed to turn solid, and following a shock visible to the eye, the giant whale… had actually been so shaken that It jumped out of the water! The toad and dog were no longer able to bite down on the whale. In the air, they were forcefully shaken loose, and three monstrous bodies flipped over, heavily falling into the water! A violent wave surged up!
“ROAAR!!!” Along with a furious roar, the livyatan’s head immediately rose up in the giant ripple where It had fell. Likewise, It clearly understood that each second was extremely valuable right now!
The last two minutes!!! This battle had already arrived at a burning-white climax! The ultimate juncture! Even now, the red light of the flower was closing up by a shade! The livyatan’s giant head reared up again. At the same time It lifted up… blue light jetted out from Its blowhole!
“Dragon King Overturns Sea!!!” The rabbit set out and the falcon descended! Following Gao Wuguo’s hoarse roar, both of his hands spread with golden light and his veins protruded! Once more, he forcefully slammed down towards the water!
Meanwhile, he sprayed out a mouthful of blood and it carved a blood-red arc. Immediately, a burst of an even more frightening shock than before was passed on! The entire lake surface shortly kicked up a wild tsunami! The livyatan was sent once more out of the water by this shock!
A tremendous body rotated in midair. It was as if the beast was in disbelief that It had actually been jolted out of the water with Its bulk. At the same time, a blue light erupted from Its blowhole, cutting a shuddering line along the cave top, yet simply not touching the flower!
“ROAR!!!” As the creature lifted Its head up from the water’s surface again, Its eyes were visibly drizzled with a layer of red. Countless obstructions… Hindrances from all sides… had caused It to almost go insane! Nonetheless, It didn’t have the time to care about these things. Blue light condensed in Its blowhole again!
Now! Xu Yangyi’s eyes suddenly brightened. At this moment, the livyatan’s body and the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua formed a straight line. It was currently absorbed with sweeping the flower down. The qi in Its blowhole could even be said to be gentle and soft!
Without any hesitation, his body shot forth like lightning. At the same time, Fang Cheng at his side also decisively followed suit! The two figures were like rain-dragons leave to the sea. Distinct inverted images were in the livyatan’s eyes. It clearly saw… that one of the streaks was the organism It desired to swiftly kill!
“Falling Moon!” Xu Yangyi roared and the Green Dragon Crescent Blade appeared in his right hand in a flash. Yet at this twinkling, the livyatan suddenly felt… that It had been locked down on!
What was locking down on It? It didn’t know. It only knew that the aura that had emerged before and chopped down on Its tail had come again! THIS was the final moment of life and death!
Devoid of any hesitation, the beast’s giant maw extended, and an aqublue demon core flew out! Demon beasts inherently possessed a demon core, but only after Form Transformation could this demon core be refined into an origin crystal! Once this demon core appeared, it represented this demon beast’s quintessence throughout Its life. It also represented… that the creature was staking Its life on everything, too.
Swoosh… A ray of blue qi extended high into the sky, aimed at Xu Yangyi in the air. Under this angle, Xu Yangyi couldn’t escape at all!
Plop… Just as Zhao Wuye popped his head out of the water and saw this scene, he immediately cried out in alarm: “You can’t! Don’t touch the demon core!”
“Commander?!” At the other side, Jun Man used countless vines to forcibly drag himself into the air and also shouted in surprise: “You absolutely can’t!”
However, it was too late!
Apart from the livyatan pulling back, Xu Yangyi and Fang Cheng would directly bump against the core! The core’s might was no less than a full-strength frontal collision with the giant prehistoric beast!
“Junior brother!” Fang Cheng’s eyes reddened. Xu Yangyi didn’t have a sliver’s indication of change. As before, he fell down with all his might!
Xu Yangyi laughed. In this second, he made a strange motion. He… forcefully pushed apart his and Fang Cheng’s bodies. Exposed from behind… was an enchanting red light!
The livyatan’s gaze saucered in an instant! These two people… actually formed a straight line with the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua! If… If this duo made way! Then… Then...
The final minute! In the staring eyes of the crowd, the demon core was forcibly swallowed back! The blue light between heaven and earth seemed to have never appeared. In a wink, it vanished. However… now, an extremely soft ripping noise echoed at each person’s ear side.
That… was the sound of a flower breaking apart from its stem! A strange transformation unexpectedly arose! Yet at the same time, Xu Yangyi’s and Fang Cheng’s legs stepped foot onto whale’s back, so thick that it couldn’t be climbed and satiny like oil, for the first time!
 “Water Flooding Jinshan Temple” This is a reference to an old Chinese story called “Legend of the White Snake”. The Main protagonist, Lady Bai, creates a lot of water to flood a temple in Jinshan to free her husband. There’s a lot more to the story, but that’s the gist of this tidbit.
 AOE is a video game term. “Area of Effect” Denotes skills that affect a wide area.