Chapter 1139: Heaven Burning… Flaming Battle Armor!
Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
When the giant axe came chopping down, it expanded like a balloon getting filled up with air. At the same time, its surface was layered with a metal sheen, causing it to look like a genuine giant axe.
The ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯, unwilling to be outdone, filled the entire sky with flames and saber intent as it went to meet the giant metal axe.
The flaming saber and the giant axe continuously struck one another.
Flames splattered as the slash of the giant axe broke out. The two sides were entangled with each other and seemed to be evenly matched.
At that moment, the size of the giant metal axe suddenly increased once again. At the same time, the evil energy contained within it burst out wildly.
It then quickly swung around and attacked repeatedly.
The sky-burning fire and the flaming sword could no longer resist, and were brutally crushed by the giant metal axe.
After all… it was merely a ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ enhanced by Scarlet Heaven Sword, and it was quite different from a ‘Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique’ that would have been slashed out by Daoist Priest Scarlet Heaven’s main body.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Not good, we’re at a disadvantage.”
The other party’s casual strikes were all at the Immortal-level, possibly even stronger.
It was afraid that only if its master, Daoist Priest Scarlet Heaven, was present would it be possible to contend with the opponent.
After the giant axe, which had doubled in size, crushed the ❮Flaming Saber Technique❯, it remained unabated as it chopped down on the virtuous lamia.
Faced with this axe, Scarlet Heaven Sword felt hopeless, just as if it was a lamb waiting to be slaughtered. It could only watch as it was going to be cut down. Unable to escape, unable to resist, and only able to meet the hard axe head-on… if they couldn’t stop it, then there was only death awaiting them.
The virtuous lamia cocked her head. She seemed to be unaffected, and waved ‘Scarlet Heaven Sword’ in her hands with great excitement—she had managed to slash out the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯, which made her very satisfied.
At this time, the most tragic character in the audience was the stone giant, who was still lying on the ground like an ordinary mortal. Evil Skylark was in a hurry, and didn’t seem to plan on taking it away. However, it was still sealed and unable to move.
Moreover, while the axe that chopped down on the virtuous lamia seemed to be a single-target attack, it was in fact an AoE attack.
The stone giant lay on one side, still within the attack range of the giant axe.
What could it do? Things looked hopeless!
“Come back!” Inside the Inner World, Song Shuhang tried to pull back the virtuous lamia and Scarlet Heaven Sword, dragging them with his right arm into Inner World.
However, the space under the axe’s range seemed to have frozen. Song Shuhang was unable to bring Scarlet Heaven Sword and his right arm back into Inner World.
“Shiet…” Song Shuhang muttered to himself. He felt that this time, his right arm was done for.
His left arm had been borrowed by Venerable White, while his right arm was about to be crushed by the giant axe. In a short period of time, he’d become an armless hero. Truly tragic… even Yang Guo from ‘The Return of the Condor Heroes’ had, at least, one arm.
Only if he was able to find a treasure that could restore a missing arm, such as the treasure that Sage Monarch Winter Melon had—or practice the self-healing technique that he acquired from Cheng Lin’s remains to the master level—would he be able to return to his previous state.
At the same time, he was glad that he hadn’t gone out just now. If he had, he would have been crushed into a mush by the giant axe, and could only rely on the ‘life talisman’ to resurrect.
Now, he only hoped that Daoist Priest Scarlet Heaven’s sword wouldn’t turn into scrap.
While Song Shuhang was in thought, the situation in the outside world changed once again.
The sky-burning fire that’d originally been cut by the giant axe was instantly drawn back to the virtuous lamia thanks to some saber intent. The special saber intent attracted the sky-burning fire, guided it, and caused it to wrap around the head, arms, chest, and various vital areas of the virtuous lamia.
The virtuous lamia was wrapped in layers of flames, looking like an ancient war goddess bathing in fire.
The metal axe chopped down.
At the same time, the virtuous lamia condensed a beautiful set of ‘Flaming Battle Armor’. The ‘Flaming Battle Armor’ was too beautiful to describe with words.
This was a variant of the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯—that could perhaps be called ‘Heaven Burning Flaming Battle Armor’.
[Was I seeing things just now? What condensed this set of armor seemed to be saber intent?] Scarlet Heaven Sword thought to itself.
The battle axe made from evil energy had already violently chopped down on the Flaming Battle Armor.
Shock waves visible to the naked eye rippled in all directions. The flames splattered, and the slashes from the axe also exploded out in all directions.
The battle axe seemed to be unable to break through the defense of the Flaming Battle Armor for now.
The two were in a deadlock.
Only the stone giant near them screamed in pain. It was not protected by the Flaming Battle Armor Technique, and its power had been sealed. As such, it could only resist the battle axe’s chops with its body.
The stone giant felt great bitterness in his heart, but it couldn’t say anything.
It could only curse the ruler of the Netherworld and Song Shuhang’s group in his heart.
By the space gate, Evil Skylark looked at the location of the virtual lamia in surprise—it had thought that the evil battle axe would have been enough to crush this guy to pieces.
However, the axe had unexpectedly been blocked by the other party.
Skylark snorted coldly, but her body was currently trembling, and she could lose control of it at any moment. She could only hatefully step into the ‘space gate’ and return to the Netherworld Realm.
In the end, Song Shuhang failed to delay her. The difference in strength between the two sides was too big. One dominated the Netherworld Realm, and the other was a little cultivator who practiced for slightly more than four months. This gap was comparable to the distance between heaven and earth.
“Clang, clang, clang~”
The evil battle axe and the ‘Flaming Battle Armor’ remained in a deadlock for 13 breaths of time.
In the end, the power of the evil energy battle axe overwhelmed the flaming armor.
The defense of the magnificent Flaming Battle Armor had reached a critical point. Cracks had begun to appear on it.
This Flaming Battle Armor is almost done for… I guess it’s time for me to make a move and turn the tables, Scarlet Heaven Sword thought. After a long period of time of consumption, the power of the axe had decreased by a lot. It was now confident that it could defeat it if it made a move.
Just as Scarlet Heaven Sword was about to make its move, there was suddenly a terrifying saber intent that came slashing out of the armor of the virtuous lamia.
Inside the saber intent was a vague intent of ‘cutting the sky apart’.
The level of the saber intention was not high; it was only at the Fourth Stage Realm, but it had the same intent as that of the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯. When this counterattacking saber intent appeared, it unleashed the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ using the saber qi on the ‘Flaming Battle Armor’.
In the next moment, the counterattack of the saber intent armor unfolded.
An attack with power close to the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯’s violently slashed on the evil battle axe.
Just as the axe had exhausted its energy, it received the counterattack of the saber intent armor and was sent flying into the sky, ending up entangled by the counterattack of the armor.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Is it over?”
“Boom, boom, boom~”
The saber intent armor lacked endurance. After three moves, the counterattack of the saber intent armor dissipated.
But the evil battle axe was still there, suspended high in the air.
As expected, I have to enter into action and destroy it, Scarlet Heaven Sword thought.
Scarlet Heaven Sword released some sword cries, preparing to use a cool move.
But before it could do anything, a magnificent lotus flower appeared in the sky. This lotus flower was extremely beautiful and pleasing to the eye.
In the next moment, the style of lotus suddenly changed. Hundreds of thousands of scary roots sprang out from below it, and fiercely pierced the evil battle axe.
The axe was preparing to attack again when it was suddenly penetrated by these hundreds of thousands of roots.
After two breaths, it was unable to maintain the shape of an axe, and was instead degenerated into high-quality evil energy of the Netherworld.
The roots then began to absorb it fiercely.
Scarlet Heaven Sword: “…”
F*ck, what are these things?
Still, the crisis had been averted.
Song Shuhang in the Inner World also felt relieved—he didn’t want to be an armless hero, for having only one arm already brought tremendous inconvenience to his life. If he lost both, he might have to activate the ‘three heads and six arms’ technique and use the virtuous lamia’s hands to replace his lost arms.
“Unfortunately, I couldn’t block Senior Skylark. Right, did anyone record the scene just now?” Song Shuhang asked.
Shi and Little Cai shook their heads. They were entranced by the battle scenes which were comparable to those in big movies. It hadn’t occurred to them to record the scenes.
Su Clan’s Sixteen waved her phone, and said, “I recorded a part of it.”
Song Shuhang asked, “Were you able to record Senior Skylark?”
“Mm-hm,” Su Clan’s Sixteen responded. She had started recording just as Senior Skylark started feeling unwell.
“Great,” Song Shuhang said. “Sixteen, when we leave the Inner World in a while, send the recording to the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’ so that all the seniors can think of a way to deal with it. We’ve already done our best.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen nodded.
“I’ll go out first,” Song Shuhang said. His body flickered, and he appeared in the main world.
After he got out, he appeared beside Virtuous Lamia, right where his right arm was.
Song Shuhang retracted his hand and let go of Scarlet Heaven Sword.
The lotus projection was connected to him, and the ‘evil energy of the Netherworld’ was continuously absorbed and converted into pure energy, getting transmitted to his Inner World.
After Song Shuhang released Scarlet Heaven Sword, the virtuous lamia grabbed it and lifted it up, seemingly preparing to swallow it again.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Hey, don’t swallow me again! Are you addicted to swallowing swords? Besides, it’s time for me to leave. Let’s meet again in the future if there is fate between us.”
When it finished saying that, the virtuous lamia had already taken the posture of swallowing a sword, and swallowed Scarlet Heaven Sword with her head raised.
Scarlet Heaven Sword complained, “Damn, I said not to swallow me… aaaah!”
Then, there was no longer any sound.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Finally, he set his sights on the stone giant, who was still in ‘ordinary person’ mode.
Song Shuhang asked, “Fellow Daoist Scarlet Heaven Sword, should we use another ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ on it?”
The stone giant’s body was still covered in heavenly fire. If they were to send another powerful ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ at it, it would definitely kill it.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “In my current state, there is no problem with unleashing another strong attack, but I’ll need some time if I am to use the ❮Heaven Burning Flaming Saber Technique❯ again.”