Chapter 1925: A Godking's Ambush
Jian Chen departed from the battlefield as he pursued the formation scroll.
However, now that Jian Chen had destroyed two ten-thousand-man formations and killed at least ten thousand of the Empyrean Demon Cult's soldiers, he had greatly relieved the pressure on the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian. It allowed them to mobilise even more Gods to stop the remaining ten-thousand-man formations.
Jian Chen used the Linear Lightning Release on some grassy plains far away from the battlefield. He had already caught up to the formation scroll that had fled by itself, and he directly grabbed it tightly.
Clearly, the Empyrean Demon Cult had set up defences for the formation scroll. The moment he grabbed it, powerful energy immediately leaked out in an attempt to break free from Jian Chen's grasp.
At the same time, there seemed to be a mysterious force that pulled the formation scroll along. Even though Jian Chen gripped it tightly in his hand, it did not stop, and it basically dragged Jian Chen along into the distance. It moved extremely quickly, crossing a great distance in a single instance.
In just that short moment, Jian Chen was drawn far away from the battlefield. However, he did not give up. He had to get the formation scroll.
Powerful Chaotic Force began to radiate from his hand with the presence of destruction, firmly surrounding the formation scroll in his hand.
At the same time, the Laws of the Sword condensed in the surroundings and revolved around Jian Chen.
Through Chaotic Force and the power of laws, Jian Chen managed to suppress the power from the formation scroll completely.
Finally, the formation scroll's resistance grew weaker and weaker before completely vanishing. It laid in Jian Chen's hand quietly as if it had lost all of its power.
However, Jian Chen still did not drop his guard. He had never seen a formation scroll that could run away by itself. He kept the Chaotic Force and the Laws of the Sword around it just in case.
At this moment, Jian Chen's face changed slightly. He suddenly raised his head towards the sky.
A few formation banners descended rapidly as streaks of light in the sky, forming a great formation around him in a split second. It covered a region of ten thousand kilometers, locking down the space around Jian Chen and trapping him there.
The scene around Jian Chen immediately changed when the formation was activated. It turned into a desert filled with yellow sand that extended as far as the eye could see.
At the same time, a blade that shone with great resplendence suddenly appeared behind Jian Chen. Terrifying energy was compressed into the blade; it possessed the power to cut through space, cleaving towards Jian Chen's head mercilessly.
Not only was the strike fast, but it was also accurate and vicious. It wanted to slice Jian Chen's soul to pieces in a single blow. Moreover, the energy within it was tremendous and extremely terrifying, and it made even space distort.
The blade basically appeared at the same time as when the formation had activated. The enemy wanted to claim Jian Chen's life by catching him off-guard.
However, Jian Chen was far greater than he ever was in the past. He was already on-guard when he saw the formation banners descend from the sky.
A gleam of light shone through his eyes as he became extremely stern. He did not hesitate at all. A large quantity of Chaotic Force surged out from his chaotic neidan, filling every inch of his body as he pushed the power of his Chaotic Body to its absolute limit.
At the same time, Chaotic Force seemed to burn on his Startling Rainbow sword. Along with the power of laws, he slashed behind him without any hesitation at all.
Jian Chen understood just how powerful the ambusher was, so he used his full strength in the strike without hiding anything at all.
Finally, at this moment, he revealed the strength of the eleventh layer of the Chaotic Body.
The Startling Rainbow sword collided with the glowing balde. Just like the collision between two comets, a great explosion erupted. Terrifying energy surged into the surroundings, causing the space there to twist heavily.
Jian Chen drifted backwards after the strike as blood oozed from the corner of his mouth.
He had endured a strike from a Godking level talisman after being caught off-guard earlier, so he was already injured. Even though he had suppressed the wounds, he had not recovered from them yet.
Now, he had clashed with such a powerful expert. Naturally, it would affect the condition of his body and worsen his injuries. As a result, blood flowed from the corner of his mouth.
Like a leaf, Jian Chen only stopped after drifting several hundred meters away. His face was emotionless as he stared coldly ahead.
A man who wielded a blade appeared there silently. He wore a mask.
The mask produced a strange pulse. Not only did it block senses of the soul, but it also hid the presence of the wearer.
As for the person's strength, he was a true Godking!
A Godking was an expert who had reached the apex in a divine kingdom. Their status was extremely great, and they would be venerated by all.
Even in those ancient empires, Godkings were people who could act as they wished. They were subjects to imperial families, and in large sects like the Earth Spirit sect, they were elders who held authority.
"You're not a part of the Empyrean Demon Cult. Who are you?" Jian Chen hovered in the air and spat out a bloody mess. He silently circulated his Chaotic Force to heal as he stared at the person before him.
The person did not practise a cultivation method from the Empyrean Demon Cult. In addition, even if the Godkings of the Empyrean Demon Cult wanted to kill him, there was no need to conceal their appearance. As a result, he was certain that the person before him was a Godking on his side.
Seeing how he even concealed his presence, he was clearly worried he would be recognised if it leaked out.
The mysterious Godking's mask revealed a pair of eyes that were filled with shock. He stared at Jian Chen and said, "I've underestimated you. I never thought you'd actually be so powerful. You've received an attack from me up front, and you've only suffered some small injuries."
"As for my identity, there's no need for you to know. All you need to know is that I'm here to kill you."
The masked Godking no longer said anything else. He appeared before Jian Chen like he had teleported as he swung the blade with tremendous energy towards Jian Chen's head.
He wanted to end the battle in a single stroke and kill Jian Chen cleanly.
Jian Chen roared out. His hair fluttered from his surging presence alone. He unleashed his full strength to receive the attack.
The trapping formation had already enveloped the space, locking down the region. It had turned into a firm jail, so Jian Chen was unable to escape at all.
As a result, all he could do was put his all into the battle.
Jian Chen had already equipped his god artifact armor. He needed to use everything he had when he faced a Godking while injured. He could not afford to hide anything.
Jian Chen used the Daluo Sword right from the start. Not only did the golden sword Qi contain his comprehension of the Laws of the Sword, but it also contained the power from the eleventh layer of his Chaotic Body.
As a result, the sword Qi's might surpassed the limits of Overgod and reached Godking in the end.
Faced with Jian Chen's surprising attack, the masked Godking became shocked. He could clearly sense just how powerful the sword Qi was. He could not help but become amazed. Was this the power an Overgod was supposed to possess?
However, even though Jian Chen's strength astounded him, he did not show any mercy at all. The blade in his hand collided with the golden sword Qi with devastating power.