Chapter 1269: Class 9 Xuanhuang Beast
Before, when the two of them were below the mountain, their vision had been obscured, so they could not see the top of the mountain from afar. Now that they had scaled the mountain, everything was clear to them.
The peak of the mountain took up a very large expanse of space. It was craggy and filled with ditches, especially in the center. There was a twenty-meter-deep ditch that was over a thousand meters wide, and in the center of it lay two extremely large Xuanhuang beasts.
The two of them were larger than any Xuanhuang beast Jian Chen had ever seen. He had come across many Class 7 and 8 Xuanhuang beasts in the past, but all of them were several dozen meters long at most. Yet, the two alligator-like Xuanhuang beasts in front of him were a thousand meters long. Even though they lay on the floor, they were thirty meters tall and wide. From afar, they looked like huge bridges.
Jian Chen could not sense the presence of the two Xuanhuang beasts at all. This was not because they knew how to hide it, but this was a natural phenomena that would occur once their strength reached a certain level. To be able to do that, the two beasts clearly were much more powerful than Jian Chen and Tie Ta.
“Two Class 9 Xuanhuang beasts!” Jian Chen’s heart sank slightly. Even though he had expected the beast that guarded a fifth grade Comprehension Tea Tree to have reached the level of Saint Emperor, he definitely did not think that there would be two of them. If there was just a single one, he and Tie Ta could still confidently deal with it if they worked together, but it would be a whole different story if there were two.
The moment Jian Chen and Tie Ta made it to the top, the two alligator-like Xuanhuang beasts opened their eyes at the same time. Four large, orange-yellow eyes landed on the two of them. They were bright and filled with a violent thirst for blood.
Jian Chen and Tie Ta immediately felt that they had been locked on by a vast presence, as if a huge mountain sat on top of them. They felt their bodies increase in weight as their movements became dulled as well.
“Let’s go!” Without any hesitation, Jian Chen immediately cried out and leaped off the mountain with Tie Ta. They quickly floated into the distance. Although the mountain peak was spacious, it was not suitable for battle. In order to prevent the ripples of battle from reaching the Comprehension Tea Tree, Jian Chen and Tie Ta could only draw the two Class 9 Xuanhuang beasts away.
Almost the moment they had leaped off, the two alligator produced weird ear-piercing cries. They stood up at that moment and became fifty meters tall. They were like mountains.
The entire mountain suddenly shook violently while the two alligators followed Jian Chen and Tie Ta, jumping off in pursuit. This region was their territory, so they clearly would not let the two ant-like existences that had intruded escape.
Although the two alligators were huge, they were also nimble. They were extremely quick as well, actually quite a bit faster than Jian Chen and Tie Ta. In the blink of an eye, they had caught up to them by quite a bit.
Sensing that the alligators were getting closer and closer, Jian Chen immediately used his Illusory Flash and his speed abruptly exploded. He tore away from the alligator once more with a long streak of afterimages behind him.
“Mysteries of War, Celestial Movement!” At the same time, Tie Ta used his Mysteries of War. He suddenly vanished before reappearing several kilometers away in the next moment. Like teleportation, his figure flickered, and he managed to travel over twenty kilometers away from the alligator. He was much faster than Jian Chen.
At this moment, Jian Chen and Tie Ta had already drawn the two alligators several dozen kilometers away. Afterward, they stopped, as if they understood each other tacitly, and quietly waited for the two beasts to reach them.
Jian Chen and Tie Ta did not stand together, but over ten kilometers away. The two Xuanhuang beasts split up as well, each charging toward one target.
Clearly, one of the Xuanhuang beasts was female while the other was male, but their strength was the same. Suddenly, a bright golden light began to flicker. Tie Ta had drawn his golden axe as he stood there in an awe-inspiring manner. He bathed in the golden light, erect like a war god as powerful battle intent revolved around him. He gave off a feeling that made him seem like he was invincible.
Jian Chen also stood with his Emperor Armament. He stood dead-straight as a powerful sword intent radiated from him, surging straight into the sky. He seemed to have become a sword that hovered in the surroundings.
Jian Chen dared not to show any carelessness against two Class 9 Xuanhuang beasts. He was already ready to use everything he had. At that moment, his consciousness completely fused with his sword intent, as if he had combined with the Emperor Armament in his hand. Suddenly, he seemed to sense something, but he was unable to grasp it no matter what. It felt like it was concealed by layers of mist, making it hazy and extremely blurry.
“This is the Way of the Sword!” Jian Chen’s heart twitched. He could feel once again that he had touched the first realm of the Way of the Sword, but to his disappointment, he had never been able to grasp it, perhaps due to the fact that he did not have his fated sword. He always felt like he was lacking something.
Jian Chen did not have the time to comprehend the mysteries of the Way of the Sword in detail. The Class 9 Xuanhuang beast had already arrived before him. It opened its mouth and bit at Jian Chen. At the same time, a powerful suction force emerged from its mouth, attempting to suck Jian Chen in.
Jian Chen immediately felt his movements slow down in an abnormal way now because of the suction force. However, he was not flustered at all. Chaotic Force surged out of him and wrapped around him to resist the suction force. He used the Illusory Flash to avoid the alligator’s mouth and stabbed out as hard as he could at the alligator’s head along the way.
Ding! With a crisp sound, like the collision of metal, Jian Chen’s full-powered attack failed to harm the alligator at all. He even failed to break through the alligator’s skin, only leaving behind a faint, white mark.
“What a tough body. Looks like I can only attack its weakest point,” Jian Chen was secretly shocked. The Class 9 Xuanhuang beast’s flesh had reached an unbelievable level of toughness. His full-powered attack, equal to a Saint King at Seventh Heavenly Layer, could not harm it at all. By the looks of things, probably even a Saint King at Great Perfection using all his strength could not break through the alligator’s skin.
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