Chapter 1332: Facing Against the Hall Master (Three)
The hall master of the Serpent God Hall produced a grunt. His body violently shook as a stream of blue blood rolled from the corner of his lips. Blue was the color of his blood.
The powerful sword Qi wreaked havoc within the hall master's body. Not only did it destroy his organs, blood, and flesh, it even caused the vitality of his body to quickly leak away.
Although he possessed an extremely powerful body, that toughness was only apart of the exterior of his body. His interior was still very fragile. His organs were as fragile as paper before the sword Qi that was no weaker than an emperor's power.
The hall master angrily roared at the sky. His roar seemed a little like a serpent dragon's roar, making tremors form within several hundred thousand kilometers. A supreme energy erupted from his body. He was using all the power within him to suppress the sword Qi in his body. His left hand turned into a claw that swung at Jian Chen's head. At the same time, he controlled space to restrict Jian Chen's movements in an attempt to wipe out Jian Chen's soul in a single stroke.
Although he had taken Jian Chen's heart in the clash, Jian Chen had managed to heavily injure him as well. The loss of a heart was nothing too severe to a Saint King. Another one would grow if they spent some time recovering and ingested some heavenly resources. However, Jian Chen had deposited a strand of sword Qi within him, forcing him to use everything he had to suppress it. As a result, the hall master was even more heavily injured from his carelessness, making him extremely furious.
A layer of dazzling light permeated Jian Chen's surroundings, making him seem like he was enveloped by the light. He seemed like a miniature son.
The protective light was something that Jian Chen had discovered on the way back from the Xuanghuang Microcosm. The light turned his body into something similar to a hedgehog. Not only was he covered with spikes that would injure his opponent as soon as they came in contact with him, but the light also possessed defensive abilities as well. Jian Chen no longer feared a Saint Emperor's ability to freeze space with the light's protection. Just when the space was frozen a second time, it was shattered by the light around Jian Chen. Afterward, he threw out a punch as hard as he could. It was tough and domineering and collided with the hall master's claw with a seemingly-unstoppable force.
The fist and claw collided and produced a deafening sound. A violent storm of energy brewed in the surroundings, causing the space there to violently tremble. The energy possessed some scattered Chaotic Force and sword Qi.
Both the hall master and Jian Chen were thrown back. The hall master regained his footing several hundred meters away. The blue light around him grew brighter and brighter. He was currently taking advantage of this moment to wipe out the sword Qi within him.
Jian Chen, on the other hand, only managed to stabilize himself after being thrown back several thousand meters. The light around him had become rather dull, but it soon returned to how it was before. His left hand had become a bloody mess. He was clearly at a disadvantage during the earlier clash with the hall master.
The blood on Jian Chen's hand quickly vanished and returned to his body through his wounds. Even his injuries began to close up at a visible rate. Even his chest, which had been punctured by the hall master, was the same. The Chaotic Force displayed its terrifying regenerative abilities. It could be used in crucial moments of battle.
Suddenly, the energy in the surroundings began to gather from all directions, condensing in the hall master's surroundings. The hall master had already cleansed the sword Qi within him and now his hands were currently dancing around him. He was gathering the energy in the surroundings to use an absolutely secret technique. The commotion was just shocking.
Jian Chen was surprised inside. He could sense that the hall master was gathering all the energy in the surrounding radius of a hundred thousand kilometers. Even with the hall master's strength as a Saint Emperor, he needed to do something so tremendous as to use a secret technique. It was difficult to imagine just how powerful it would be.
Jian Chen no longer hesitated and attacked first. He used the Illusory Flash and rapidly approached the hall master, using all he had to stop the hall master from continuing what he was doing.
The hall master shot back, avoiding Jian Chen completely. However, Jian Chen relentlessly pursued him as a blur. He was no slower than the hall master.
The hall master was currently casting the secret technique, so he was unable to stop. He could not avoid Jian Chen, so he immediately turned into a half-serpent, half-man monstrosity. His lower half resembled a snake while his upper half remained human. His tail whipped toward Jian Chen at the speed of lightning.
Jian Chen did not dodge the attack. He used his sword Qi to strike the tail. With a crisp sound, several dozen hand-sized scales were cut off. A deep gash appeared on the hall master's tail and blood profusely poured out.
However, the hall master did not do anything in response to Jian Chen's attack. He continued to use his tail to attack Jian Chen whild his hands continued to dance before him, alternating between different hand seals. He continued to cast his secret technique.
The secret technique was extremely powerful. He needed to charge it up even when casting it with his strength. This was the first time he had used it as well, and he was actually using it on an opponent who was not even an emperor.
The battle prowess and unprecedented talent Jian Chen had exhibited had already caused the hall master to feel dread. Jian Chen was fighting a Saint Emperor without being a Saint Emperor. If he did end up becoming one, barely anyone in the world be his opponent, so the hall master had made up his mind. He would take Jian Chen's life today no matter how dire the consequences would be.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The hall master quickly swept his tail toward Jian Chen as a blur. Whenever it struck the ground, there would be a heavy sound. Every single attack was enough to create a bottomless hole in the earth. Dust and sand was kicked into the air, causing the battleground to become hazy.
Blood ran from the corner of Jian Chen's mouth since he had been struck several times. He was quite injured, but was still struggling to stop the hall master. On the other hand, the hall master's tail had become bloody as well. A large portion of the scales on it were gone, having been reduced to a mess by the sword Qi.
Tie Ta had watched the battle from afar with brimming interest as battle intent burned within his eyes. He mumbled, "This is also a Class 9 Magical Beast, but it's even more difficult to deal with than the Class 9 Xuanhuang beasts in the Xuanhuang Microcosm. Fighting against magical beasts with intelligence really is much more difficult than fighting against those without it. I need to take part as well." A dazzling, golden light rose from Tie Ta's body as an axe appeared in his hand. He swung it at the hall master from afar.
The hall master was surprised inside. Although he had sensed Tie Ta existence long ago, he did not pay any attention to it because the presence Tie Ta gave off was only of the 16th Star. The hall master had never thought that Tie Ta would be a deviant as well, able to exhibit attacks no weaker than emperors with his strength at the 16th Star.
The hall master dodged Tie Ta's attack, which was followed by a flash. The hall master's tail was swung toward Tie Ta with lightning-like speed.
Boom! Tie Ta was struck in the back and his entire body was blown away. However, he was very tough since he was war god. After taking a blow from a Saint Emperor, his battle prowess was not influenced, so he quickly flew back to join the fight. He worked with Jian Chen to deal with the hall master.