Chapter 1540: The White Tiger Emerges
At this moment, a tremendous tiger roar reverberated across the land along with a surging presence. A huge white figure shot over from the distance. It moved extremely quick, as if it was able to overcome any distance by teleporting. It was ten million kilometers away but arrived on the battlefield in an instant.
No one could discern the speed of the white figure, Returnance experts included. All of them felt that something had gone wrong with their vision since a tremendous, white figure suddenly appeared in the sky.
It was a huge tiger that stood three hundred meters tall. It looked like a mountain and radiated a tremendous, invisible aura, causing the surroundings to tremble. The white tiger possessed a huge pair of snow-white wings that were several hundred meters long. Unfurled, they blotted out the sun, and with just a slight twitch, they would raise great gusts of wind.
This was the white tiger. It had finally inherited the legacy in the Beast God Hall. Its strength had increased drastically, reaching the Origin realm. Even though it was only at early Receival, its tremendous pressure surprised all the Receival experts from the foreign world.
A gray mist seemed to revolve around the white tiger. It was extremely powerful, radiating with the suffocating presence of slaughter. The power seemed to belong to the world and had exceeded the Origin realm. All the Returnance experts from the World of Forsaken Saints narrowed their eyes when they noticed the mist.
Not only had the white tiger reached Receival while on the Beast God Continent, but it had also comprehended the true essence of life and death. It had comprehended the Way of Slaughter and now possessed the power of laws.
"It's the Winged Tiger God!"
Cries rang through the surroundings. The people from the four races on the Tian Yuan Continent were familiar with the famed Winged Tiger God. They stared at the huge tiger in the air in a daze.
Suddenly, the white tiger raised its head and stared into outer space. It could clearly see a bloody Jian Chen fending off the attacks from two Returnance experts. Its eyes immediately let out a vicious light that was blood-red. With a tremendous killing intent, it produced a deafening roar as it bounded toward outer space.
The white tiger immediately vanished with a leap. It reappeared in outer space as if it had teleported, completely ignoring the distance inbetween. It swung its claws and strands of terrifying Force of Slaughter rained down on one of the Returnance experts. A battle between a tiger and a human began.
The mid Returnance expert was very fearful of the Force of Slaughter. Just like the Way of the Sword, it used power from a law, a key beyond the Origin realm. Under standard circumstances, only people at Godhood could control these powers.
Even though the white tiger was only at early Receival, it could control the Force of Slaughter, so its battle prowess was extraordinary. It was invincible among its own cultivation level unless it came across someone else who could use the power of laws. Combined with the fact that the mid Returnance expert feared the Force of Slaughter, the white tiger was able to fight on equal ground.
With the white tiger keeping one of the mid Returnance experts busy, the pressure on Jian Chen immediately lessened. He used what time he could to heal. He immediately took out a droplet of sap from a stalk of Amethyst Spiritual Bamboo and placed it between his eyes with lightning-like speed to make up for when he over extended his soul earlier.
Once he returned to peak condition, even two mid Returnance experts would not be his opponent.
It was at this time that the sea goddess was heavily injured. Under the combined attacks of three Receival experts, she was blown away and uncontrollably spit out blood.
The three Receival experts immediately pursued the sea goddess, surrounding her in a triangle. They all attacked together, covering the sea goddess in blood. She suffered unimaginable injuries. Her body began to collapse, and in the crucial moment before death, the sea goddess' soul decisively emerged. She used a secret technique to burn the power of her soul in exchange for lighting-like speed. She fled from the battlefield.
With the departure of the sea goddess, one of the Receival experts immediately charged toward the people below. He arrived before Kai Ya, who was controlling the soaring ants, and grabbed her without saying anything. He then disappeared into the distance.
Kai Ya was only a First Heavenly Layer Saint Emperor, so she could not resist an Origin realm expert at all. However, the moment Kai Ya was taken away, the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast immediately became flustered and uneasy while fighting another Receival expert. It wanted to go save Kai Ya, but it was trapped in a battle, unable to break free.
There was a barren mountain several million kilometers away from the battlefield. It was covered in snow and ice. Although the season was hot summer and the sun was beating down on the earth, it was unable to melt the frost. The entire world seemed to be a tundra as far as the eye could see.
At this moment, the whistling wind suddenly picked up. The Receival expert had arrived on the snow-covered mountain with Kai Ya.
"What do you want!?" Kai Ya coldly stared at the middle-aged man. She showed no fear, and instead, an iciness slowly covered her face. However, there was still a sliver of despair in the depths of her eyes.
The middle-aged man was covered in blood, either his own or the sea goddess'. He stared at Kai Ya calmly and said, "I am a protector of the Sacred Spirit Hall from the World of Forsaken Saints, Xi Yang. You don't need to be nervous. I have no intentions of harming you. I just want you to yield to me and become a maid of mine."
"That's impossible. You can kill me, but I will never yield to you as a maid," Kai Ya coldly replied. Her voice was filled with resolution.
Xi Yang smiled and said, "There's no need for you to turn me down so quickly. Don't worry, I don't want you to become my maid to serve me. Instead, your ability has caught my eye. Those flying insects are under your control and that powerful magical beast that's enough to fend off Origin realm experts must have taken you as a master as well. Otherwise, why would that magical beast constantly pay attention to you while it fought another protector? That's all that's caught my eye, because I need that power. So are you willing to yield now? Don't worry, I will never abuse you."
"You're dreaming!" Kai Ya coldly replied, declining without any hesitation. She had already made up her mind. Even if she died, she would never yield to Xi Yang.
Xi Yang frowned slightly after seeing how determined Kai Ya was. He said, "Girl, I didn't want to harm you, but if you insist, I might really have to do some things that I don't want to do."
Kai Ya's face paled slightly, but she firmly replied, "If that's the case, then kill me. I will never yield to you."
Xi Yang's expression revealed his annoyance as his eyes glowed with a frosty light. He said, "Then don't blame me. If I kill you, that powerful magical beast will probably recover its freedom if it survives. Since it's taken you as its master, it'll be hard to take. I don't wish for that to happen, but I just happen to know a puppet technique. I just need to disperse most of your soul and keep a sliver of it. I can refine you into a puppet with that and that way, I can use the puppet to control those insects. It's a little troublesome and it might fail, but that's the best option available right now."
What Xi Yang did not know was that the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast had never accepted Kai Ya as its master. Instead, it followed Kai Ya out of its own free will, sticking to her obediently because it chose to, but to everyone else, it seemed like it was serving Kai Ya. As for the soaring ants, Kai Ya was not in possession of the method of controlling them. Instead, they abided her commands because of the Seven-colored Heaven-devouring Beast.
Kai Ya was completely pale after hearing what would happen to her. She staggered back unintentionally. As soon as she thought about how Xi Yang wanted to use a sliver of her soul to refine her into a puppet, she shivered uncontrollably. After a short moment of hesitation, she gritted her teeth and slammed her palm toward her forehead. She wanted to commit suicide.
She knew that she did not have the ability to flee from an Origin realm expert. In order to avoid the fate of being turned into a puppet, this was the only choice she could make.
However, Xi Yang would never watch Kai Ya kill herself. He grabbed her hand and coldly said, "You're thinking too highly of yourself if you think you can commit suicide before me." With that, Xi Yang extended a finger between Kai Ya's eyes. His finger was like a sharp blade, penetrating her skull. His entire finger disappeared into her head.
Bright red blood flowed from between Kai Ya's eyes. Agony filled her face. Xi Yang's finger had basically arrived before her soul. At that moment, her soul became trapped by his power. It was impossible for her to flee by abandoning her body.
"I only need to keep a sliver of your soul to turn you into a puppet. The rest can go," said Xi Yang. He put force into his finger and injected it into Kai Ya's soul.
Boom! Immediately, Kai Ya felt her head loudly explode. She felt a heart-wrenching pain, causing her body to tremble violently. She could clearly sense her soul collapse bit by bit as her consciousness gradually blurred.