Chapter 1917: The Divine King's Strength
Jian Chen's heart sank. Even though their side possessed over twenty Godkings from various empires, there were no Primordial realm experts according to his knowledge.
However, the Empyrean Demon Cult had gained a Primordial realm expert. How were they supposed to fend off an expert like that?
Even if all the Godkings worked together, they probably could not stop a Primordial realm expert.
The Primordial realm was a higher major cultivation level. The difference between it and Godking was like an uncrossable chasm.
It was rumored that the top ten supreme Godkings on the Godkings' Throne possessed the power to defeat Primordial realm experts but that was only early Infinite Primes.
Jian Chen glanced at the divine king subconsciously. He always seemed unfathomable in Jian Chen's eyes. When he only revealed the slightest part of his strength, he had almost managed to make the armies of the Empyrean Demon Cult collapse. Without a single doubt, he was the most powerful expert on their side.
He wondered if the divine king could stop the presence of the Primordial realm expert.
However, just when Jian Chen thought of that, the dragon robes of the divine king began to flutter despite the absence of wind. A presence equally as terrifying exploded from his burly body like a volcano. It swept out with might that was enough to shake up the surroundings. It directly passed through the screen of light, headed towards the armies of the Empyrean Demon Cult, and clashed with the Primordial realm expert's presence.
Jian Chen's eyes narrowed when he saw this. He discovered that the divine king's presence was so powerful that it actually managed to stop the Primordial realm expert's presence. The divine king's presence was no weaker in comparison.
"The presence of the Primordial realm. The divine king is a Primordial realm expert as well," Jian Chen was shocked while his gaze towards the divine king became filled with surprise.
He was not the only one. Even the eyes of all the Overgods within the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian and the Overgods from the empires widened as they stared at the divine king in disbelief.
All of their hearts churned.
All of them were the same as Jian Chen. They all believed that the divine king was only a Godking. Only now did they realise he had actually reached the Primordial realm.
Experts of the Primordial realm were equivalent to ancestral emperors of those ancient empires and the ancestors of those powerful sects.
While all the Overgods expressed their surprise at the divine king's strength, the Godkings remained calm. They did not show any surprise at all.
"No wonder the divine king remained seated on his throne, above everyone else, before the Godkings of the empires. I was confused before, but I finally understand now. The divine king has already reached the Primordial realm."
"The divine king probably only broke through recently. Otherwise, the news of his breakthrough would have become public knowledge long ago."
A few of the Overgods from the empires thought to themselves.
Beyond the walls, the presence from the Primordial realm expert of the Empyrean Demon Cult was stopped by the divine king. The two presences clashed with great intensity, and the terrifying pressure filled the surroundings. Not only did the entire sky shake, but there were even visible ripples through space like it was water.
In the end, the two presences reached a stalemate. Neither of them managed to gain the upper hand.
"Pingtian, let's leave the miscellaneous matters to the people below. Let's play a game of chess and observe the battle."
A dignified voice suddenly rang out from behind the Empyrean Demon Cult's army. A figure appeared on a black cloud as demonic aura and black mist churned around him. His presence was extremely terrifying, and it was enough to cause the expressions of all the Godkings to change.
The divine king stood on the city walls. He stared at the person cloaked in black mist and said, "Vice-leader Huai An, I never thought you'd come personally."
"Hahaha. Pingtian, you've already reached the Primordial realm. You're no longer a Godking. Since you've come, it's nothing difficult for me to come as well," the person in the black mist laughed aloud. As he spoke, the mist around him began to disperse, revealing a middle-aged man with quite a striking appearance in black robes.
The middle-aged man's face seemed slightly evil, which gave people a chilling feeling.
Huai An waved his hand and a chessboard appeared in the air. He directly sat down before it and made a gesture of invitation towards the divine king.
The divine king remained calm. He took a step and appeared before Huai An like he had teleported. Then he sat down on the other side of the chessboard.
As Primordial realm experts, they could not fight readily, as the damage caused would just be too great. If the two of them began fighting fearlessly, the terrifying shockwaves of energy would probably be enough to cause heavy losses for the people on their sides while the fortress would be reduced to ruins.
As a result, whether it was Huai An or the Divine King, neither of them wished to fight. It would only increase the casualties. The costs would outweigh the benefits.
"Is that the vice-leader of the Empyrean Demon Cult, Huai An?" Jian Chen stared at Huai An.
This was the same person who killed the supreme Godking Duanmu in the past.
It was also because of this person that the Overgods who had gathered in Godking Duanmu's dwelling dared not to accept his legacy.
It was also because of this person that Ling Hougong vanished from the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, going into hiding in a place where no one knew.
The Primordial realm experts of both sides were busy now. Even though they possessed great power, they were unable to interfere with the battle below.
As the three commanders bellowed, the three hundred thousand men began to move together in their formations.
The war had formally begun!
Immediately, countless formations were activated among the three armies. They flickered under the dark clouds and emitted powerful pulses of energy.
Every single formation was composed of ten thousand people, and a small formation scroll hovered in the centre of them. Not only were the ten thousand people able to pour their powers together perfectly through the formation, but they had also become even stronger than before after being amplified.
With that, the sky, ground, mountains, and everything shook. The three armies had formed thirty large formations, attacking the light screen before the wall with their full strength whilst emitting surging ripples of energy.
The barrier of light was extremely powerful. Even Godkings would need to expend quite the effort to get through it. However, after withstanding such a fierce attack, it shook wildly. Its radiance rapidly faded.
The huge army of the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian began to move as well. Under the commands of the Grand Imperial Protector, the army was divided into several groups. A portion of them arrived before the formation that created the barrier of light and poured their own origin energy into the crucial points to support it.
Another group of people stood on the walls. They pressed their hands firmly against the walls as origin energy surged from them constantly. All of it was deposited into the walls.
In the next moment, all the walls began to shine. Countless complicated and profound formations appeared. With the support of the origin energy from the soldiers, the formations erupted with great might, shooting beams of energy at the armies of the Empyrean Demon Cult.