Chapter 879: Daylight Robbery
Jian Chen stood with his sword in hand. He did not borrow any types of energy to float in the sky, while the wild wind whistled. His clothes flapped freely in the wind as his hair swayed. He stood like an undefeatable war god.
After the intense battle, Jian Chen's clothes remained completely untouched other than the hole caused by the initial ambush.
On the other hand, the former patriarch was in a worse condition. He was disheveled, covered in countless vicious sword slashes and his clothes were dyed red. He seemed to be made of blood, which was terrifying.
He breathed heavily as he hung at an altitude of a thousand meters. The five-meter-long spear drooped powerlessly to the ground as if he no longer had the power to raise it.
In his battle with Jian Chen, he suffered an utter loss with his strength as a Saint Ruler of the Eighth Heavenly Layer. Other than the initial ambush, he had not even managed to touch the corner of Jian Chen's clothes and had instead fallen into such a horrible condition himself.
"I thank the warrior for your mercy. May I ask who this warrior is and how this warrior would like to be referred as?" The former patriarch growled. His voice was slightly feeble. He knew extremely well that Jian Chen had countless chances to kill him before. This was because his attacks were completely suppressed by Jian Chen. The way Jian Chen struck out with the sword was just too fast, reaching an unbelievable level.
"I belong to no organization! I am Yang Yutian!" Jian Chen replied calmly.
"Whatever. Since the Dare tribe has such a powerful warrior supporting them, we, the Menghuang tribe, will be retreating. According to the rules of our realm, my Menghuang tribe cannot touch the Dare tribe again in the next hundred years," the former patriarch said dejectedly. Even though he was unwilling to give up on this attack, he could do nothing. His tribe possessed Yensen, an emissary of the Serpent God Hall but the three halls never interfered with battles over territory.
Yensen could only bring honor to the Menghuang tribe and elevate their status. They could not use his connection with the Serpent God Hall to strengthen the tribe.
Jian Chen's battle had come to a conclusion but Nubis' had yet to come to an end. Three Eight Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers and one Ninth Heavenly Layer emissary engaged in an intense battle with Nubis. Every time they clashed, great booms would ring out while the violent residue energy churned the surroundings. It caused the space to tremble and the ground to crack.
"You four kiddos aren't weak but too bad your strength in battle is not enough. I can take on ten of you guys at the same time," said Nubis as he fought. He fought them easily and skilfully even though there were four of them. Probably only Saint Kings could pressure Nubis nowadays.
"I won't be messing with you all any longer, in case someone tells me off for wasting time again," Nubis said with a laughed. His attacks suddenly became vicious, dodging their attacks and plunging his two hands into the chests of two of the emissaries. He impaled them before he threw a kick at Yensen's head with lightning speed. It jolted up his origin soul and knocked him out immediately.
In the blink of an eye, three of the four emissaries had lost their abilities for battle.
The last person was of the Ninth Heavenly Layer and named Da Hei. He could not help but react greatly but he did not choose to retreat. Instead, he wielded his trident as he stabbed it toward Nubis with all his might.
Nubis stuck out a finger and a golden thread shot from the tip of it. It bound the trident tightly. Nubis then planted a vicious kick onto Da Hei's chest as he took advantage of the situation. Nubis had basically put all his strength into that kick. It sent Da Hei flying off into the distance as he vomited blood, while the bones near the area his foot had landed turned to smithereens. His organs were also greatly wounded and had started to crack. It caused him to bleed from his seven orifices.
All four emissaries were knocked to the ground by Nubis. One had fainted directly, while the three others were heavily injured and pale-faced.
Nubis descended from the sky and smiled at the three emissaries. He mocked them and said, "How is it, you superior emissaries? How's the feeling of being beat up? It must be very novel. Tell me, just who's punishing who?"
"You dare to injure the emissaries of the Serpent God Hall. It doesn't matter who you are, you don't have much time to live…"
"The hall elders will definitely avenge us. They'll definitely wipe out your soul. The hall will not accept any offense against emissaries."
The two people who sucked up to Yensen earlier glared at Nubis and they ground their teeth. Rage burned in their eyes. As emissaries of the Serpent God Hall, they each had a superiority complex. They believed that they were greater than other people. They could not accept anyone treating them like this as to them it was a great humiliation.
Nubis was angered. A cold light flickered in his eyes, while stern killing intent appeared on his face. He sneered, "Heh, quite brave to say that I'll have my soul wiped out. Since that's the case, why don't I let you experience it first?"
"What arrogance. I doubt you have the courage to kill an emissary of the hall," said one of them with a snicker at his threat.
"Since you want to die so badly, I'll grant your wish." Killing intent swelled in Nubis' eyes. Five fine golden threads suddenly shot from his fingertips, turning into five streaks of golden light as they shot for the center of their eyebrows. He intended to wipe out their souls.
The surrounding space froze abruptly at the same time under Nubis's control. He tightly locked the three of them in place, preventing any of them from escaping. All they could do was watch as their deaths drew near.
The expression of the emissary who had provoked Nubis earlier finally changed as he sensed Nubis' killing intent. A shred of fear permeated his heart. He had never thought that there would be someone foolish enough to kill an emissary in the territory of the Serpent God Hall.
In that moment, their minds all fell into disarray. They were superior emissaries who possessed highly-regarded statuses with bright future. Reaching the 15th Star was only an issue of time for them. None of them wanted to die right now.
"Nubis, stop!" A yell appeared from far away at this moment. It was Jian Chen who quickly drew near.
The golden threads stopped an inch away from the emissaries' foreheads. Nubis glanced toward Jian Chen. He hesitated slightly before he pulling his hand back and releasing the golden threads.
Jian Chen arrived beside Nubis. "Nubis, just spare their lives."
"Alright. Since you're speaking for them, I'll just spare their lives this time. But we need to take their Space Rings," said Nubis.
Jian Chen did not reject this idea. Ever since they had come to the sea realm, what they lacked the most was money. The four emissaries probably possessed quite a lot of it in their Space Rings and collecting some could never be a bad thing. If they ever came across something important that they required, at least they would not have to worry about money.
When they heard how Nubis wanted to take their Space Rings, the three of them reacted immediately. One of them cried out, "No, you can't take our Space Rings."
Nubis' face darkened as he spoke, "Your Space Rings or your life. Choose one. If you want to live, then leave behind your Space Rings. Otherwise, I'm not going to be showing any mercy."
The three of them dwelled on this matter for quite some time, before finally coming to an agreement. They unwillingly took off their Space Rings and handed them over to Nubis.
Afterward, Nubis arrived before the fainted Yensen and also took his ring.
The expressions of the three conscious emissaries immediately became extremely ugly as they watched Yensen's Space Ring get taken. They all gritted their teeth without saying anything.
"Alright, you can leave." Nubis waved his hand and dismissed the three of them impatiently.
The three emissaries endured their injuries as they stood up, leaving with dirty appearances and Yensen on their backs.
Nubis played around with the four Space Rings and said, "They should have quite a lot of crystal coins in there as emissaries."
"Let's go first. We've helped the Dare tribe deal with the Menghuang tribe, so it's about time we left," said Jian Chen. Afterward, they returned to the Dare tribe once again.
When they returned, they witnessed the Dare tribe patriarch and the Menghuang tribe patriarch signing something similar to a blood contract. The contract was a rule for determining the victor in the conflicts between organizations.
"You four hand over the Space Rings on you," Nubis said arrogantly to the four of them.
The four experts all reacted with frowns as they heard these words. The former patriarch controlled himself and said, "According to the rules, we only need to pay up some crystal coins. Taking the Space Rings is something that breaks the rules. We can't do that."
"Shut the f*ck up, what bullsh*t rules, hurry up and cough up the Space Rings," growled Nubis. He was actually using the situation to rob people.
The expressions of the four experts of the Menghuang tribe changed. However, due to Nubis and Jian Chen's strength, they felt extremely intimidated. As a result, they said nothing and obediently took off their Space Rings, handing them over to Nubis.