Chapter 1010: Houston’s Baleful Yin Force
“Hmph, you have no right to govern what I do. And your junior of the human race purposely instigated this matter. He trespassed the depths of the Cross Mountains and killed an expert of my Beast God Continent. Do you really think that my Beast God Continent can be trampled on?” Kaiser growled. His hand shot out once again and grabbed toward Jian Chen’s heart.
The frozen space left Jian Chen completely immobilized. Kaiser froze it with his abilities as a Saint Emperor, so it was not something that Jian Chen could break free from.
Houston’s eyes shone with a light that had never appeared before. In that moment, his eyes were like torches that were sharp and dazzling as the sun. Two beams of light seemed to shoot from his eyes, which caused the space in front of him to twist.
Suddenly, a great presence erupted from his body. It shot into the sky and caused the air and clouds to churn. A black mist began to emerge from Houston’s body. It blotted out the sky and suddenly plunged the bright world into darkness. It was so dark that the range of visibility was less than an arm’s reach, while even the blazing sun had disappeared.
This was darkness-attributed Saint Force.
The long, black spike in Houston’s hand seemed to fuse perfectly with the pitch-black world. It shone with a barely-visible light as it shot soundlessly toward Kaiser. The spike was unbelievably fast, which made it even harder to sense.
A strike like this would definitely be difficult to block for an opponent with a similar strength to Houston. They would be heavily injured even if they avoided death, but it could not threaten Saint Emperors.
A cold light flickered in Kaiser’s eyes, as if darkness completely did not affect him. He stared fixedly at Houston as cold killing intent permeated from him without any restraint. He snorted, “You overestimate yourself. Since you want to stop me time and time again, I’ll eliminate you first.” Kaiser could not help but stop his hand that targeted Jian Chen’s chest. Afterward, he clenched it tightly and struck out loudly. A terrifying energy immediately surged wildly from Kaiser’s punch. It transformed into a dragon, as it struck the black spike with an unstoppable force.
Houston’s spike struck with the dragon condensed from energy. With a violent boom, Kaiser’s attack blew the spike far away. Meanwhile, the dragon continued toward Houston with no reduction in force, as it seemed to roar.
With the spike knocked backward, Houston produced a visible tremble. However, his face remained the same. He gently spoke, as he stared at the threatening dragon, “Shadow Escape.” He suddenly disappeared with these two words. It was not just his figure, as his presence had vanished as well.
The dragon flew past Houston’s previous location and struck a mountain behind him in the end. It produced a violent rumble, which caused the entire mountain to collapse loudly.
“Hmph, do you really think that I can’t find you after you’ve fused with your surroundings? It’s just small tricks. Watch how I break through your domain of darkness,” Kaiser sneered disdainfully. Then, he struck out with a simple punch at the dark sky. The power that coiled around the punch was enough to shake the sky.
Bang! Kaiser’s punch seemed to have landed on a drum. It produced a muffled sound and immediately, the world of darkness began to violently twist. The entire region greatly shook as rays of bright light pierced in from the outside world.
In the blink of an eye, all the darkness disappeared completely from the region. The scorching sun illuminated the world once more. The light of the world had returned.
Houston reappeared now that his secret technique had been broken through. He hovered a thousand meters away with a pale face.
Spurt! Suddenly, Houston vomited a mouthful of blood. His face became even paler, now without any trace of blood.
Kaiser’s strength was just too great. He was one of the most powerful people even among Saint Emperors. His attacks were straightforward, but it possessed the might to destroy the surroundings every time he struck out. No one could withstand his attacks unless they were Saint Emperors. Even Saint Kings at Great Perfection were not enough.
Kaiser did not give Houston any time to catch his breath. He took a step and traversed the distance between them silently and arrived before Houston. He eyed Houston coldly, before he extended his hand in the form of a claw toward Houston’s chest. He wanted to dig out Houston’s heart as well.
“It’s not that simple if you want to kill me!” Houston glared at him, as the darkness-attributed Saint Force on him disappeared in that instant. A dense, blood-red mist erupted from him. It was as thick as sticky blood and enveloped Houston’s entire body. He said deeply from within the mist, “This is the Baleful Yin Force I have condensed after taking countless lives throughout my entire life. I originally thought that I would never use it again, but I never thought that I’d still be able to see its might one more time right before I pass away. Kaiser, enjoy.”
“T- this is the Baleful Yin Force of the Bloodsword sect. What powerful Baleful Yin Force.” Kaiser’s expression finally changed when he saw the dense red mist. His hand that reached toward Houston forcefully stopped in mid-air. He was no longer willing to extend his hand any further. He immediately began to retreat rapidly without any hesitation in an attempt to get as far from Houston as possible.
However, it was already too late. All the Baleful Yin Force around Houston condensed into a blood-red spike that shot toward Kaiser as a red streak of light.
Kaiser became extremely stern, as he faced the spike. He had not shown this level of sternness even when he had faced the path lord of carnal desires.
The Baleful Yin Force was a powerful energy that only existed within the Bloodsword sect. It was condensed from the Qi of slaughter and was tangible yet intangible. It specialized in harming the souls of people. It could not be blocked or parried, and there was no way to break through it. The only way out was to forcefully resist it.
Kaiser was a Saint Emperor, but magical beasts were born with weaker souls than humans. They were nowhere as great as human souls. Meanwhile, Houston had condensed his Baleful Yin Force throughout his life. It was so powerful that it could wipe out the souls of anyone at the same level as him, so even human Saint Emperors would suffer quite a lot before it, let alone magical beasts. Also, when Baleful Yin Force injured a soul, it would become extremely difficult to heal. This injury would greatly affect any cultivation done in the future.
Kaiser backpedaled consecutively as he moved extremely fast. He would travel several kilometers with every step, as he feared the Baleful Yin Force very much. However, he was nowhere as fast as the Baleful Yin Force, which allowed it to catch up very quickly and pierce through the center of his eyebrows.
“Argh!” Kaiser cried out painfully. He no longer behaved as mightily as before. He clutched his head with both his hands in agony. The Baleful Yin Force currently devoured his soul without mercy. It was far worse than the time he received the Palm of Severance from the path lord of carnal desires.
Although the path lord of carnal desires had forced Kaiser into a horrible condition with his attacks in the battle outside the atmosphere. The attack would affect his soul, which triggered the desires and emotions hidden within his heart. On the other hand, the Baleful Yin Force directly harmed his soul.
The frozen space around Jian Chen had shattered long ago as Kaiser fought with Houston, so Jian Chen recovered his mobility. A sharp gleam of light immediately flickered through Jian Chen’s eyes when he saw Kaiser’s behavior. The saint artifact directly landed in his hand with a thought, and he removed the only strand of emperor’s power from inside.
A devastating energy flooded the surrounding space with the power’s appearance, which caused it to tremble nonstop.
Jian Chen carefully controlled the emperor’s power as it floated above his hand. He arrived before Kaiser in a flash and struck Kaiser’s head resolutely.