Chapter 878 - Heaven-Shattering Flick
"You...you really have the Heaven-Shattering Saber?"
The masked man collected his thoughts and replied hesitantly.
He tried to sense his surroundings, but failed to detect anyone nearby, let alone the presence of the Heaven-Shattering Saber.
Most importantly, in his opinion, it was almost impossible to meet the requirements that his master had mentioned in the past. Therefore, he was dumbfounded after learning that the Heaven-Shattering Saber had found its successor.
"Mm, I'll use the Heaven-Shattering Saber to summon the crystal case here." Qin Nan replied, "Senior, my cultivation is only at the first-layer Martial Progenitor Realm, thus I wouldn't stand a chance against them. I'll need you to teleport me to the entrance of the Ancient Demon Abyss, is that possible?"
Qin Nan could feel his heart skipping a beat.
If the answer was no, his plan would be in vain.
"Only the first-layer Martial Progenitor Realm? You're planning to jump into the Ancient Demon Abyss to hide from them?" The masked man instantly realized Qin Nan's plan and replied, "I can teleport you to the entrance, but there's no way you can enter the Ancient Demon Abyss. Even Martial Monarch Realm experts would not dare to venture deep into it, let alone you. With your cultivation, you would surely die!"
He did not expect Qin Nan to have such a crazy thought.
Qin Nan was overjoyed hearing his answer. He straightened his face and said with a stern look, "Senior, I've got something that's able to protect me from the demonic aura. It's the only option I have! Senior, we have to try it. There's no way I would let them take the treasure!"
The masked man was left speechless by Qin Nan's determination. His eyes flickered with astonishment. A mere first-layer Martial Progenitor was trying to use the Ancient Demon Abyss to escape from his powerful enemies. Everyone would definitely laugh at his foolish act once this was made known to the public.
However, wasn't his master as insane as him too?
"Qin Nan, are you sure?" The masked man said with a heavy tone.
Qin Nan's voice appeared in his mind without any delay.
"Very well, I will teleport you to the entrance of the Ancient Demon Abyss, and will try my best to hold them off, but you are on your own after that." The masked man halted before he said in a hopeful tone, "I hope you will survive!"
Qin Nan replied in a serious tone.
Meanwhile, the two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor continued to attack the masked man. They had no idea that Qin Nan had made a deal with the masked man.
Qin Nan took a deep breath and altered his appearance with the Mortal Appearance-Changing Technique, to avoid them seeing his true appearance. He uttered a grunt, causing his right arm to transform into the Heaven-Shattering Saber, which emitted a shocking saber intent.
His aura was entirely exposed.
"Mm? Someone's here?"
The two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor immediately sensed his presence and were astounded. Obviously, they had not noticed someone there before!
How was that possible?
Qin Nan uttered a roar as the Heaven-Shattering Saber vibrated vigorously, as if it were summoning something.
"Is that——" The two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor turned their heads around. When they saw the saber in Qin Nan's hand, their eyes were filled with disbelief. Most people would not recognize it, but it was extremely familiar to them.
It was the Heaven-Shattering Saber!
This young man who had appeared out of nowhere had the Heaven-Shattering Saber!
Following this, a loud explosion took place in the masked man's direction, as the mysterious crystal case flew out on its own and fired itself into Qin Nan's hand.
As a matter of fact, Qin Nan had purposely shown the Heaven-Shattering Saber to astonish the two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor, causing them to hesitate so that the crystal case would not be interrupted.
"I've got it!"
Qin Nan immediately stored the crystal case into his storage bag, before he dashed into the distance with a flicker.
The two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor instantly recovered and unleashed a shocking aura. Their figures appeared right above Qin Nan within a single breath's time, and executed their terrifying moves.
Qin Nan was startled. His hair danced wildly.
Facing the attacks, it felt like he was tiny as an ant. There was no doubt that he would die instantly if they landed on him.
"Heaven-Shattering Treasure, hear my command and come toward me!"
The masked man made his move and performed a hand seal, causing a bright glow that enveloped Qin Nan's figure.
Following a whoosh, Qin Nan's figure vanished from the spot before appearing behind the masked man.
It turned out that the masked man was able to teleport him using the link between him and the Heaven-Shattering Treasure.
Qin Nan was finally able to see the entrance of the Ancient Demon Abyss below his feet. The presence of the demonic aura was overwhelming, concealing the depth of the chasm.
As the name stated, the abyss was like an ancient demon!
There was no end to the chasm!
"Senior, thank you!"
Without hesitation, Qin Nan yelled as he dived into the abyss.
"Imbecile! How dare you!"
The two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor came to a realization. Their eyes were filled with flames of anger.
They had been tricked!
Qin Nan had purposely exposed himself and had taken the crystal case to lure them away, allowing the masked man to teleport him to the entrance of the Ancient Demon Abyss! Even though they could not peek through Qin Nan's cultivation, they could sense that he was not powerful!
Therefore, entering the Ancient Demon Abyss was his only way out!
"Power of the Heavens, hear my request, Nine Firmament Godly Swords!"
The two geniuses uttered a roar as they executed their moves simultaneously, causing a terrifying force to sweep the surroundings. Following this, a huge stormy cloud was gathered, which sparkled with flashes of lightning, as it summoned giant swords that floated in the air.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
As soon as the swords appeared, the surrounding area was filled with a series of explosions.
The presence of the swords alone had shocked the Heavens and Earth!
"HAHAHA, you are still planning to take the treasure? Now that the successor of the Heaven-Shattering Saber has appeared, it's better for you to give up! Soon, the power of the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch will reappear in the world, and all the so-called geniuses on the God Ranking will be destroyed——" The masked man burst out laughing without showing any sign of fear.
"Ten Thousand Evil-Condemning Slash!"
The two geniuses' faces darkened as they let out furious roars, causing the thunderous swords to drop like a heavy downpour, covering the figures of the masked man and Qin Nan.
The masked man's will increased to its limit as a tremendous black glow was gathered. He raised his hand and flicked his finger toward the sky, firing a surging force that felt like it was going to shatter the sky.
This was the lifebound Monarch Art of the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch!
Even though the masked man had only mastered a tenth of its power, it was still utterly terrifying!
The force collided with the thunderous swords, resulting in a shocking explosion. The shockwave of the impact caused the surroundings to fall into chaos.
Chapter 879 - A Crazy Hunt
Qin Nan's figure disappeared into the Ancient Demon Abyss. As soon as he entered it, the golden seal in his body immediately activated and wrapped his figure within a golden glow, preventing the demonic aura from hurting him.
"Master, I've kept my promise…"
Upon seeing this, the masked man glanced upward into the sky. His figure slowly turned into black ashes as if he was combusting, which scattered into the area. He was not human to begin with, as he had requested his master to make him into the guardian spirit.
His only will was to help his master and await his successor.
It was the only thing that he could do. Even though he was considered the weakest among his master's subordinates, he still insisted on trying his best to repay his master's kindness!
The two geniuses clenched their teeth. If it weren't for the masked man holding them off for a breath's time, the mysterious young man would not have had the chance to make it to the Ancient Demon Abyss.
"Who would have thought that the Heaven-Shattering Saber has reappeared! We have to work together to hunt him down! He will not have ventured deep into the Ancient Demon Abyss yet! We still have a chance!" The Dark Tribute Progenitor blurted out with a passionate look.
That was the Heaven-Shattering Saber, even if I have to risk my life, I must get my hands on it!
The two geniuses nodded, as their eyes flickered with a hint of greed. The Heaven-Shattering Saber was even more precious than the treasure left by the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch!
"Demon God Three-Layered Talisman!"
"Protective Golden Sword Aura!"
"Eternal Lingering Darkness!"
In the blink of an eye, the two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor instantly made their moves. A talisman was crushed, summoning spiritual beings to encapsulate one's figure. Another executed a forbidden technique, causing countless golden sword intents to revolve around him, while the last one executed a forbidden technique that seemingly transformed him into an ancient demon.
With a kick, the trio sprang toward the entrance of the Ancient Demon Abyss. Despite the overwhelming demonic aura, they kept it at a distance from their figures, which highlighted how powerful their moves were.
In the meantime, as Qin Nan fell into the Ancient Demon Abyss, he tried to glance downward with his left eye, but he could not see anything apart from the darkness of the demonic aura. He continued to rapidly fall down toward the endless bottom.
"Martial Trees, suppress!"
Qin Nan groaned as he unleashed the power of his Martial Trees into his feet, speeding himself up.
He is not safe yet!
"Here they come!"
Qin Nan suddenly raised his head.
Above him, three figures emitted a shocking glow like that of three suns. Despite the distance between Qin Nan and the trio, their gazes were sharply locked onto his figure.
Qin Nan's hair stood on its end as the alert bell in his heart chimed loudly.
It was his first time facing such formidable foes on his own!
"Come over here!"
The expressions of the two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor turned cold as they unleashed their peak Martial Progenitor Realm cultivations, which took the form of three giant hands, and grabbed at Qin Nan's figure.
Qin Nan was left with no escape.
He was like a child without the strength to truss a chicken.
"Pool of blood!"
Qin Nan uttered a roar as he swiftly took out the coffin and the pool of blood, and hurled them upward.
A shocking explosion took place.
The ancient coffin and the pool of blood were rare artifacts that were capable of resisting attacks. Even against three peak Martial Progenitor Realm experts, they were able to hold the giant hands off. However, as a result, the ancient coffin and the pool of blood exploded.
The shockwave struck Qin Nan's figure, causing him to groan in pain as he was knocked downward into the abyss.
As he ventured deeper into the abyss, the presence of the demonic aura grew stronger.
Luckily, the golden seal did not let him down. With its golden glow covering his body, the demonic aura was unable to penetrate him.
"What just happened? This kid…"
The two geniuses and the Dark Tribute Progenitor were startled.
Obviously, they did not expect that Qin Nan would be able to defend himself against their moves.
He also had some artifact that was able to protect him from the demonic aura. Even they did not dare to descend too rapidly in its presence.
"Damn it! Are we really letting him take everything!" The Dark Tribute Progenitor's expression darkened as he saw Qin Nan's figure disappear into the abyss. He had initially had a perfect plan, but because of Qin Nan, it was all in vain.
Most importantly, he was an extremely weak cultivator, a mere ant that he could normally crush with his hand!
Despite being furious, he had no other choice. The demonic aura was too powerful further down.
At that instant, the young man who had the strongest cultivation among the trio said, "Junior Brother, lend me your sword!"
"Sure!" The other young man's eyes flickered with astonishment before he drew out his sword and handed it over.
"Martial Spirit unleash, Martial Tree unleash!"
The young man let out a roar as a seventh-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit and a thirteen-zhang tall Martial Tree emerged, shattering the demonic aura around him.
"The myriad laws have their ways of reaching the ultimate, but my path alone reaches the Heavens!"
The young man spat out thirteen drops of blood, which caused half of his hair to turn white. However, his cultivation seemingly skyrocketed all of a sudden; it was three times stronger than before!
The young man dived downward while emitting a terrifying sword intent, tearing the layers of the demonic aura in half.
Qin Nan was stunned.
The geniuses of the half-God region are terrifying indeed. They can still chase after me despite the strength of the demonic aura?
What shall I do?
"Sword Web of the Heavens and Earth!"
In the blink of an eye, the young man located Qin Nan's figure and uttered a yell. He flung the sword, which produced a giant web enveloping Qin Nan's figure.
There was no way he would believe such a weak cultivator would be able to resist his attack!
Qin Nan's heart sank. Even though his right arm could defend against any attack, it was not enough to defend him against the sword web.
However, at this instant, a rare phenomenon took place!