Chapter 1919: A Chaotic Battle of Overgods
When Jian Chen struck out, the other Overgods did not stand around idly either. They all soared into the sky and charged at the three armies of the Empyrean Demon Cult aggressively.
With that, several hundred Overgods flew out from the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian's side. There were only around a dozen Overgods that came from the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, while a few dozen came from the neighbouring divine kingdoms. The rest came from the empires and the sects.
When the Overgods from the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian's side was mobilised, many Overgods flew out from the side of the Empyrean Demon Cult as well. They engaged in intense battles against the Overgods from the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian high up in the sky, preventing them from attacking the ten-thousand-man formations.
Immediately, booms rang through the skies while terrifying energy wreaked havoc in the surroundings. It filled the entire sky, causing the sun to dim.
The fortress constantly shook as well. However, it was extraordinarily tough, and inscriptions flickered on there, enduring the terrifying storms of energy staunchly.
The battles between the Overgods was intense. No one possessed a fixed opponent. They fought wherever they went such that the opponent from before would be replaced in the next second.
The battle between Overgods was extremely intense. In just a short while, the sky became filled with blood and broken limbs. Quite a few people were already heavily injured or even dead, falling out of the skies as corpses.
Jian Chen also entered the chaotic battle of Overgods with the Startling Rainbow sword. His sword shone brightly as sword Qi radiated from it. He did not show any mercy at all.
However, in order to avoid attracting the attention of the upper echelon of the Empyrean Demon Cult, he purposefully hid his strength. He only used the same amount of strength as when he faced off against Luo Yunfei.
However, even with that being the case, he stood at the peak among Overgods. Very few late Overgods from the Empyrean Demon Cult were able to match up to him.
Jian Chen purposefully avoided late Overgods as opponents, targeting early and mid Overgods instead. He killed them with lightning speed.
Very soon, a total of seven early and mid Overgods had died to Jian Chen's hands. Whenever he killed someone, he would collect their Space Rings as well.
The senses of his soul had covered the entire battlefield. At the same time, he was paying close attention to Sacredfeather, Houston, Rui Jin, and so on.
However, the battlefield was huge. Under the surges of energy, Jian Chen's senses were affected quite heavily. The power of his soul was being depleted at a rapid rate, but he did not care.
The prodigy of the Sword Sect of the Azure Clothed from the Tai'a Empire, Luo Yunfei, also demonstrated extremely great strength. He rarely came across a proper opponent among the people that had the same cultivation as him, and five early and mid Overgods had already died to his hands. In the end, he met a late Overgod and engaged in an intense battle with him.
Aside from Luo Yunfei, the prodigies from the other empires demonstrated great ability as well. Every single one of them was very powerful, basically the same as Luo Yunfei.
The Empyrean Demon Cult's side did not possess any less powerful Overgods either. They behaved the same as Jian Chen and the others, purposefully picking weaker opponents. Very soon, the empires had all suffered heavy casualties.
Quite a few early and mid Overgods from the various empires and sects were slain by the enemy.
Jian Chen could clearly see the two early Overgods that he had beheaded with a single strike from the Earth Spirit sect through the senses of his soul. A young man in black clothes smashed their head to pieces with a single palm strike. This person also gave off a surging demonic aura, dispersing their souls.
Nearby, protector Gong and protector Wu from the Earth Spirit sect both became infuriated when they saw the fates of their juniors. They roared out furiously and abandoned their opponents, charging at the young man who had claimed the lives of the two juniors together.
Although the young man from the Empyrean Demon Cult was at the same cultivation level as protector Gong and protector Wu, he was extremely powerful. The demonic aura around him churned. The black mist would change as he wished, turning into a huge palm that swept out.
In just a single strike, he sent protector Gong and protector Wu flying.
"Killing the two of them will take some time. I'll remove your souls later," the young man stared at protector Gong and protector Wu coldly. He no longer continued fighting with them. He went off to find more early and mid Overgods.
He remembered the orders from the three commanders that regardless of the outcome of the war, he had to kill as many experts as possible.
The mid Overgod closest to the young man right now was the ancestor of the Yubing clan from the Frigid Snow province of the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, Bing Lou.
Bing Lou gripped his dragon-headed staff. Just when he fought back a mid Overgod, he suddenly experienced an extremely great sense of threat. All the hairs on him stood up at that moment.
The young man from the Empyrean Demon Cult appeared before Bing Lou silently. He directly extended his hand indifferently towards the top of Bing Lou's head. A terrifying pressure filled his hand.
A gleam of light shone through Bing Lou's eyes. Even though he knew he was not the young man's opponent, he felt no fear. He struck out as hard as he could using his staff with the Laws of Ice, causing ice crystals to form in the air.
The young man's strength was extremely terrifying. When his hand fell, Bing Lou's staff snapped in half. Afterwards, his hand continued downwards without slowing at all, heading towards Bing Lou's head.
In this moment of life or death, Bing Lou's body shook slightly. He moved back by three inches like he had teleported, avoiding the fatal strike by a hair's breadth.
In the end, the young man's hand basically scraped past Bing Lou's face, leaving behind five bloody marks.
"Hmm?" The young man produced a soft interjection of surprise when he saw that his strike had missed. He looked at Bing Lou in some surprise, but he did not mind it too much. He took a step out, and his hand struck out again. He reached for the top of Bing Lou's head again as if he wanted to smash Bing Lou's head to pieces.
During the entire time, the young man in black was extremely composed. He radiated with confidence.
Bing Lou became extremely stern. He could sense the strength of the young man. It was not something he could fend off. Just when he wanted to dodge with his full strength, there was a sudden flash, and the commander of the Royal Divine Army, Xuan Dou, appeared before him. He wore armor as he held a sword in his hand, making it quite the striking appearance.
With the thrum of the sword, Xuan Dou swung his sword as hard as he could at the young man's hand.
The young man smiled scornfully when he faced Xuan Dou's attack. Demonic aura surged in his hand and his move that targeted the top of Bing Lou's head changed. It struck the guard of the sword with lightning speed.
The hand and the guard were like two mountains that had collided, producing a heavy sound. Energy wreaked havoc, and Xuan Dou's sword was directly blown away. The powerful force ripped the wedge between Xuan Dou's thumb and index finger, covering the sword hilt with blood.
"So powerful!" Xuan Dou was extremely shocked. He was also a late Overgod, but the difference between him and the young man was just too great. A single strike from the young man had dispersed the power of laws he had condensed on his sword.
The young man remained indifferent. He continued to attack Xuan Dou. Even though he wielded no weapon, his battle prowess was still extremely shocking. In just three strikes, he heavily injured Xuan Dou, making blood spurt from his mouth wildly.
The deep imprint of a hand had appeared on Xuan Dou's chest plate.