Chapter 824 - First Battle of Deities
When Phantom Drake Dao Gate's exceptional talent - Yao Yi, saw a black, skin and bones humanoid figure walk over, his pupils released brilliance.
"Leave. You are pretty much black charcoal, all skin and bone, unable to even get anything down your throat!" From the side, a Divine Flame Realm creature shouted.
These were all Phantom Drake Dao Gate's people. They were chasing Shi Hao out, not allowing him to get closer, their faces full of disgust.
In their opinion, this was definitely someone who failed, damaging their own dao foundation while igniting a divine flame, and as a result having the flesh withered to this state.
What was shocking was that this person didn't stop at all, his mouth instead cracking a smile, blossoming like a flower. Of course, this was a dry and scorched flower.
His face was pitch-black, dried out; only his teeth were still snow white. Now that he was smiling like this towards everyone, especially with how he was looking at Yao Yi, that type of look made one shiver inwardly. Those really were eyes of 'devotion'.
Forget about those present, even those cultivators in the outside world were speechless, feeling a chill run through their bodies, strange thoughts emerging in their minds.
"This dying weirdo, could it be that he likes men?"
By the divine spring, the faces of these individuals who became deities not too long ago darkened. They loudly berated, and also took action. One of them roared, releasing an expanse of scarlet multicolored light, forming a divine sword and hacking it down on Shi Hao.
However, this entirely scorched black, skin and bones person only lightly raised his hand, and this scarlet blade was stopped, moreover held between his fingers.
This was a precious sword grinded from a beast tooth. It was incomparably hard, or else how could it become a divine magical artifact? However, that person didn't use any secret methods, and with just a ga beng sound, it broke apart.
The group of people were shocked, all of their expressions changing.
"You… who are you?"
They found it difficult to calm down. All of them immediately became vigilant, treating this charred black individual seriously, as if they encountered someone who had passed a terrifying trial of flames.
"You all are… Phantom Drake Dao Gate's people?" Shi Hao narrowed his eyes, looking at the insignia on their sleeves, immediately recognizing it. It was because in Spirit Realm, he had killed quite a few people from this sect.
The faces of those present became serious one after another as they stared at this charcoal like male, none of them daring to underestimate him.
"Friend, who are you? What do you wish to do?" Yao Yi spoke.
Below the stone cliff, within a spring that was sparkling and translucent like fine jade, flowing with brilliant colors.
Yao Yi stood within, the enormous Flood Dragon body coiling there. His entire body released holy splendor, exuding a shocking wave of life force. After becoming a deity, his blood energy surged like a sea, becoming who knew how many times more powerful than in the past.
"I… am the one you all are currently looking for." Shi Hao replied. The teeth below his black lips seemed even more white.
Yao Yi seemed to have sensed something. His mind was shaken, and then he brought out a bone mirror, shining it towards Shi Hao. In that instant, holy radiance surged from his forehead, and a symbol engraved itself in the void.
Following a hua la sound, water splashed everywhere. Yao Yi rushed out from the spring, his eyes cold. He immediately knew who it was!
Those in the surroundings were shocked as well. When they saw his forehead surge with holy radiance, they immediately understood his identity.
"Sinner's blood descendant!"
"A filthy, depraved clan who has sinner's blood flowing through him, yet his blood is so strong!"
These people's expression were unkind, to the extent where it could be said to be filled with disgust and hatred as they looked at Shi Hao. Their eyes were full of cold intent, as if they were looking at an inferior individual guilty with sin.
"All of your mouths are lacking beatings!" Shi Hao said coldly. His figure swayed, leaving behind a streak of afterimages in his original spot, vanishing.
Then, in another spot, two Divine Flame Realm experts who had spoken out in hostility against the sinner's bloodline cried out in alarm, doing everything they could to defend themselves.
Unfortunately, their reactions weren't fast enough, or it could be said that their speeds were a bit too slow.
Both individuals were struck. The left cheek of one of them split apart, a mouthful of teeth flying out. The other person's lower jaw split apart, his mouth similarly bursting open.
They took a strike to their mouth each, an extremely sturdy strike. Their faces were struck until they broke, and their bodies spun about three times before stopping. Their primordial spirits were shaken, appearing a bit dumbstruck.
One has to understand that they had already become deities, yet they still received this type of blow! They were completely powerless, unable to do anything!
Forget about those here, even in the outside world, the cultivators from various sects who saw this scene were shocked, especially Phantom Drake Dao Gate's older generation figures, their faces as ugly as ugly could get.
Just now, they were still roaring with laughter, saying how they were lucky, how they were getting compensation for everything they suffered. The sinner's blood descendent was delivering himself up to be killed by their people.
In the end, this type of thing happened! Those two slaps felt as if they landed on their own faces, making a group of people feel a scorching heat.
"It's you, the one that killed my sect's heavenly deity in Spirit Realm?!"
Beside Yao Yi, a young woman's face fell ashen. Her hair flew about, eyes surging with flames, full of bitter resentment and hatred as she stared at Shi Hao.
"Yi, how did you find out? Based on normal reasoning, at that time, we were all undergoing the trial, so no one should have told them." Shi Hao's eyes were brilliant.
Phantom Drake Dao Gate, Fire Cloud Cavern, Heavenly Country, Underworld Earth, these great powers would normally span several provinces, sending their disciples in through different regions to participate.
At that time, exceptional talent Yao Yi and these people weren't in Sin province, so there was no way for them to find out about this.
In the outside world, a few ancestral elders from Phantom Drake Dao Gate's faces became unpleasant. There were strange looks cast in their direction from all sects.
It was clear that this sect violated the regulations. When a few of their powerful descendents were being sent into the uninhabited region and about to enter the Immortal Dao Flower Bud, the sect used a forbidden method to secretly communicate with them.
"You killed my sect's heavenly deity Yun Meng, this debt has to be repaid in full!" Someone said coldly.
Not everyone around that divine spring received this information. Only the most important disciples knew about it, so when the others heard this, they all turned pale with fright.
Even one of their sect's heavenly deities fell, this was an unimaginably great disaster!
"You wretched ghost, filthy blooded scum is just waiting for destruction!" It was still that woman that was crying there. The heavenly deity that died clearly had some type of intimate relationship with her.
"Not understanding what words to speak will get you killed." Shi Hao said softly.
Immediately afterwards, he moved again, turning into a streak of dark light. Like a ghost, he drifted over, taking action against that girl.
"Your blood is dark, descendant of prisoners, just die!" That girl seemed to have gone crazy, opening a bone umbrella and releasing white light to suppress Shi Hao.
Heaven Gathering Umbrella, this was an extremely well known precious artifact. The one in her hand was refined from divine bones. When the umbrella's face was opened up, it was as if the heavens were crushing down. Symbols covered it densely, as if it was a sky filled with endless stars.
As for the umbrella's frame, it was like a pillar that supported the heavens, carrying a heavy aura as it descended. Its power was ferocious.
However, what was shocking was that with a move of Shi Hao's palm, the umbrella rod snapped, hacked apart. Then, with an exertion of force, the 'starry sky' collapsed, the umbrella's face splitting apart.
Shi Hao's foot moved, brandishing about, blasting the void until it even began to warp, as if it was going to shatter. One could imagine just how great the power was!
Exceptional talent Yao Yi turned into a streak of light. With a sweep of the Flood Dragon tail, it brought the girl away, avoiding this strike.
Shi Hao's kick didn't hit its target, but a loud hong still sounded in the void. In addition, there was a crazy wind that erupted, blowing the nearby people until their bodies swayed back and forth.
Everyone's hearts jumped violently. How could this individual who was burnt like charcoal and looked like his life force was weak possess such astonishing fighting prowess?
Shi Hao didn't pursue her. His figure flickered, appearing in that spring and sitting down, frantically devouring the divine force. His entire being immediately became resplendent.
This type of scene shocked everyone, because the fluctuations were too intense.
Within the spring, the liquid was like a fine jade elixir, viscous and sparkling as it wrapped around him. The most basic and pure divine essence surged into his body, surging like a raging inferno.
Shi Hao's shriveled figure immediately swelled a bit, as well as shedding a layer of old skin, revealing his true appearance.
Yao Yi took action, turning into human form, the first to move. He opened his mouth and roared, the draconic cry resounding through this place, as if volcanoes were erupting. Endless symbols erupted, submerging the area where Shi Hao sat.
Draconic cries shook the nine heavens!
This was a type of precious technique, the offensive power astonishing!
One could clearly see that the cliff behind Shi Hao silently collapsed, blasted to pieces. In addition, the stone mountains that were even further out completely exploded.
This was the power of the dragon cry!
However, Shi Hao resisted it. Even though the other party was an exceptional talent that had become a deity, he could still fight against him. After a barrier of light was supported, the draconic cry's symbols that rippled over completely passed by his sides, not landing on his body.
A group of people rushed over, all of them producing secret methods, precious artifacts, and other things. Symbols shone resplendently, the light released like flames as they struck at their target.
Shi Hao disappeared from his original location. His speed was just too fast. When he appeared again, his palms and fingers shone, blasting a deity's body apart with a single fist, causing his body to explode on the spot.
He was like a fiend as he weaved left and right, his movements unpredictable. During this process, his charred black skin continuously fell off, revealing the jade like luster underneath.
Sounds continuously rang out. Six or seven experts already collapsed on the ground, killed on the spot.
"Do you dare fight against me or not? I will remove your head!" Yao Yi roared. If this continued, all those by his side were going to be killed. This made the look in his eyes become incomparably cruel.
"Why wouldn't I?" Shi Hao stopped. Even though his body was dried up, there were already great changes that took place. His true appearance was revealed. His skin was fair, and his face was delicate and pretty, albeit still a bit dry.
His body, after being replenished, a few areas with severe injuries that still hadn't healed could be seen. There were even a few areas with holes.
However, it was precisely within those hundred and eight injuries where fiery light burned, holy flames pulsing, making his entire being appear divine and extraordinary.
"En, he became a deity?!"
Not only were the surrounding people shocked, even those of the outside world were startled.
Everyone thought that he burnt his body bad, harming his divine foundation, but who would have imagined that he already became a deity! Those hundred and eight holes, wounds, shone with divine radiance, nourishing his entire body.
"Reached the first step towards divinity, a bit different from what I had imagined. I need to carry out a further step of transformation." Shi Hao said, his smile brilliant.
There wasn't a single individual here whose expression didn't fall. He became a deity already, yet he was still saying that he had to undergo another transformation. What kind of path did he take exactly?
"Yao Yi, kill him, get revenge for our ancestral teacher!" That girl released a shrill scream.
"Kill him!" The others also roared loudly.
They believed that Yao Yi was unrivaled, because he was an exceptional talent, and it had been a few months since he became a deity. His divine flame was exuberant. Back then, his magical force was already at the peak of several provinces, and now, it had become even more unfathomable.
Meanwhile the youth in front of his eyes clearly suffered serious injuries during the process of becoming a deity, his body even having holes burnt in it, his life aura weak, not powerful enough.
A dragon cry roared outwards like a sea. Yao Yi took to the sky, slaughtering towards Shi Hao. A decisive battle unfolded.
Several dozen moves were exchanged. Symbols surged between the two, and bone texts interweaved. Draconic cries and tiger roars sounded unendingly, shaking this small world.
When Shi Hao moved, he continued to take action against those around him. One of them couldn't avoid the attack and was thus killed.
"You dare? Descendent of a great vicious being with filthy blood, cease your viciousness and hand over your life!" Yao Yi roared outwards, pursuing Shi Hao.
However, his voice still came out late, and his movements were a step too slow. Shi Hao took action again, arriving before that girl. His right hand moved out, hacking apart her arms that were trying to put up a defense. Then, with a light move of his arm, a head came off.
That girl cried out loudly, fear and unwillingness now appearing within her bitter resentment. However, she still died.
This battle shocked the outside world. The cultivators of all sects were watching, especially Phantom Drake Dao Gate's people, whose faces were ashen, unable to accept this result.
Earlier, they were still mocking Shi Hao's failure to achieve divinity, how entering this small world was purely an act of courting death. When he didn't escape upon seeing their clan's exceptional talent, they felt that it was even more so an act of not knowing how high or low heaven and earth were.
However, this type of result toppled all of their hopes, making every single person's body feel ice cold.
"Phantom Dragon Imprison the Heavens!"
In that battlefield, all experts that had achieved divinity fell, killed by Shi Hao. Yao Yi was the only one left. He turned into a Flood Dragon, using his original body to fight.
Following his great shout, a dragon tendon like beam of light shot out, covered with symbols. It was like a chain as it wrapped around Shi Hao.
This was his innate precious technique, the reason why he was known as an 'exceptional talent'. His Flood Dragon tendon possessed innate symbols, producing the heaven imprisoning precious technique.
When this divine chain Flood Dragon tendon appeared, it was as fast as lightning, instantly closing in on Shi Hao.
Shi Hao slightly shifted to the side, avoiding the attack. The mountain next to him was directly blasted apart by the symbol divine chain. Then, it flew over again, chasing after Shi Hao.
"Not knowing when to advance or retreat. In that case, I can only kill you!" Shi Hao said.
The hundred and eight injuries on his body were like a hundred and eight little suns that shone with incomparable brilliance. They all lit up, and his aura erupted as well.
This was a divine level power!
Shi Hao formed an imprint, fighting intensely against Yao Yi. His arms continuously struck out, landing on that Flood Dragon tendon symbol chain. Keng qiang sounds rang through the air, sparks flew in all directions.
This made everyone's expressions change. That was the most powerful precious technique of an exceptional talent, yet he dared to face it head on like this, using his bare hands to deal with it!
The two moved quickly, continuously changing locations, fast to the extreme as their battle moved from one mountain to another. During this process, mountains continuously exploded.
"Lowly species with blood tainted with darkness, full of sin, accept death!" Yao Yi roared.
Draconic cries moved heaven and earth. It swooped down, its entire body shining. Several precious techniques appeared at the same time, and the most important thing was that its innate divine ability was activated to the extreme.
That Flood Dragon divine chain turned into a streak of light. It finally wrapped around Shi Hao, about to forcibly bind him until he broke into several pieces.
Wings that reached the heavens appeared. Golden light surged, the feathers carrying spots of black colors. An enormous pair of feathered wings emerged on Shi Hao's back, and with a fierce movement, those divine chains were broken.
Yao Yi roared outwards, his mouth coughing out blood. He suffered the most severe injury, because his innate precious technique was broken. A wave of power bashed at his body.
On Shi Hao's body, those symbol divine chains broke apart inch by inch.
"I also became a deity. You are not my opponent." Shi Hao only spoke this sentence, deemphasizing the situation, his voice carrying contempt. There wasn't much else that he wanted to say.
Yao Yi was unwilling to accept this result. His entire body burned. He wanted to rush into the heavens, but he couldn't free himself from this type of imprisonment, frozen in place by the Kun Peng domain.
The divine wings hacked over, the entire small world becoming snow white and brilliant. That type of radiance became the only thing visible between heaven and earth!
The Kun Peng wings hacked down on Yao Yi's head. Blood splashed high into the sky.
In the outside world, Phantom Drake Dao Gate's people cried out, and a few of their faces even became miserably pale, about to faint.