Volume 18 – Exalted Celestial Mountain - Chapter 26 – A Step Back
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip and Robin
The Godkings from the Eight Great Divine Families all began to fly one by one into the distance. As for the several hidden Godkings who had stayed with the Godkings from the Eight Great Ascender Powers in hopes of achieving greater gains, upon seeing that the Godkings from the Ascender Powers and the Eight Great Divine Families all distanced themselves, as well as the figure of Jiang Lan who was rapidly rushing towards them, these several hidden Godkings also flew far away to escape.
In the blink of an eye, not a single Godking remained in Jiang Lan's nearby vicinity.
"They should've done this in the beginning." Zhou Huo however had a trace of joy on his face. He immediately waved out three sword rays that contained the three Origin Energies towards Jiang Lan.
As for Huangfu Yu who led the other group of Five Sage Emperors, his face appeared to have a layer of cold frost covering it. His gaze was firmly fixed upon Jiang Lan in the distance. "Jiang Lan, I want you dead!"
The current Huangfu Yu was filled with killing intent. After all, Jiang Lan had killed his younger sister earlier.
Huangfu Yu coldly waved his hand…
He waved out three five colored blade rays at once. This was the most powerful attack of the Five Sage Emperors. Three five colored blade rays began to fly toward Jiang Lan with rapid speed.
Three sword rays and three five colored blade rays pincer attacked toward Jiang Lan from two different directions. Their speed was so fast, much faster than Jiang Lan's speed. Now that all of those Godkings had distanced themselves from Jiang Lan, Jiang Lan was also unable to attack the other Godkings.
"The situation has turned a bit bad."
Seeing this scene, Qin Yu slightly frowned. "Uncle Lan is still a relatively prideful person. It's better that I wait till the time when he cannot withstand it anymore to save him." Qin Yu restrained his urge and did not immediately act.
Jiang Lan was faced with the combined attack of the three sword rays and the three five colored blade rays.
Surprisingly, Jiang Lan sped up the sword rays and blade rays. The three sword rays and the three five colored blade rays, the Speed Acceleration of the six of them were all different.
This caused the six rays of attack that was originally supposed to hit Jiang Lan at the same time to appear before Jiang Lan in sequential orders. When the first blade ray approached Jiang Lan…
Jiang Lan once again used Time Stop. He then slashed down upon the blade ray with the Gauze Feather Blade. Immediately, the five colored blade ray exploded. Jiang Lan immediately distanced himself from the explosion. However, the explosion of the Origin Energies had caused Time Stop to be broken.
"Bang!" "Bang!" "Bang!" …
Five continuous explosions. In the time of a flick of a finger, Jiang Lan had used the Gauze Feather Blade to defeat five attacks.
Jiang Lan spurted out a mouthful of blood. His complexion was pale like white paper.
Due to Jiang Lan using Time Acceleration, these five attacks came in succession. This allowed Jiang Lan to be able to face this many attacks at once. However, even though he had split them into five succession attacks and blocked them one by one, Jiang Lan was still seriously injured.
How could the Origin Energies be that easy to block?
Although he possessed a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and a second-rate defensive Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, Jiang Lan was still seriously injured when facing the attacks of the Eight Great Sage Emperors.
"The might of the Eight Great Sage Emperors is indeed powerful. If one does not possess a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure, then even the Godkings who have comprehended Time Stop would not be a match for them." Qin Yu gasped in surprise.
Zhou Huo and Huangfu Yu continuously sent off more attacks.
Once again, many rays of five colored blade rays and sword rays were sent forth. The frightening Origin Energies contained within them, Jiang Lan was able to sense it without even encountering them. The attack power was truly too powerful.
"Uncle Lan, do you need my help?" Qin Yu asked Jiang Lan through Divine Awareness Voice Transmission.
"No need." Jiang Lan's response was extremely firm.
Worried, Qin Yu started to clench his fist. Currently, all of the ordinary Godkings had fled far away. They were all watching the progress of the battle from afar using their Divine Awareness.
Without the burden of the other Godkings, the Eight Great Sage Emperors were able to attack without the slightest consideration.
As for Jiang Lan, he was also unable to kill Godkings anymore.
"Bang!" "Bang!" "Bang!"
With the Gauze Feather Blade, Jiang Lan blocked three attacks in succession. However, every time he blocked an attack, his complexion became a bit more pale. When he finished blocking three attacks, Jiang Lan's complexion turned to an unprecedented dark and dull color. However, this time around, there was a total of six rays of attacks. Jiang Lan had only managed to block three rays.
Huangfu Yu and them displayed ruthless smiles on their faces. As for Jiang Fan, his heart was feeling extremely complicated.
No matter what…
Jiang Lan was still Jiang Fan's younger brother!
Qin Yu could not care about what Uncle Lan thought anymore. He directly used the New Cosmos' Spatial Energy and teleported Jiang Lan over to his side.
"Where'd he go?"
Zhou Huo, Duanmu Yun, Huangfu Yu and them were originally watching Jiang Lan on the verge of death. However, at that moment, Jiang Lan suddenly disappeared. They immediately started looking to the surroundings.
Immediately after, the Eight Great Sage Emperors all saw Jiang Lan beside Qin Yu.
"Little Yu, thanks." Jiang Lan lightly smiled to Qin Yu. Immediately after, he flipped his hand and took out a spiritual pellet and swallowed it. Jiang Lan's injuries were being recovered with a rapid speed.
The sky outside of the Fog City was covered with dense fog. Within this endless fog were the vaguely visible Eight Great Sage Emperors. Their gowns fluttering in the wind, the eight of them were standing alongside one another. With cold gazes, they looked at Qin Yu and Jiang Lan.
"Jiang Lan, hand over the Back Earth Seal!" Zhou Huo of the Eight Great Sage Emperors shouted furiously.
Qin Yu did not have the slightest smile on his face. His expression was ice-cold. Like icicles, his gaze swept through the Eight Great Sage Emperors. "Hand over the Back Earth Seal? Zhou Huo, are you all not a bit too confident? Did you really think that you all, the Eight Great Sage Emperors, are unequalled?"
These Eight Great Sage Emperors actually also caused Qin Yu to have headaches.
The Clan Protection Spiritual Treasures of the Eight Great Divine Families were capable of being used offensively and defensively. Not only did they defend one's body, they were also able to protect one's soul. Qin Yu had used his Divine Spear Waning Snow to attack the Sage Emperors before. However, it was hard for even the Divine Spear Waning Snow to kill the Sage Emperors with a single strike.
Using the Divine Spear Waning Snow, his first attack would cause the Sage Emperors to become gravely injured. Only the second attack would kill the Sage Emperors.
However, at this moment, he was not facing a single Sage Emperor. Instead, it was all Eight Sage Emperors. It was indeed extremely difficult for Qin Yu to deal with the Eight Sage Emperors who were gathered in one place.
"Qin Yu, are you capable of blocking our attack?" Zhou Huo sneered. The other three Godkings of the Thunder Punishment City were all killed by Qin Yu. Toward Qin Yu, Zhou Huo could be considered as having hatred as deep as the ocean.
Qin Yu glanced at the Eight Great Sage Emperors with an unconcerned expression. "I am capable of teleportation. I am able to easily dodge your attacks. However, what about you all? From my attacks, even if you all were to not die, you'd still be severely injured."
"The great formation array formed by the Eight Great Sage Emperors, how could its defense possibly be something that you could break?" Zhou Huo who lead the group had a face filled with confidence.
Qin Yu was slightly startled.
Suddenly, Qin Yu came to realize that once the Eight Great Sage Emperors joined hands, their eight Origin Energies would complement each other. Not only would their attack power increase greatly, their defensive power would also increase greatly. It was likely that after the Eight Great Sage Emperors formed their great formation array, then even if they were to stand there and allow Qin Yu to attack them, it would still be hard for Qin Yu to harm them.
"Oh, as expected of the Eight Great Sage Emperors. You all have some ability." Qin Yu said with a mocking smile.
At that moment, Duanmu Yun spoke and said. "Qin Yu, it's good that you understand. Promptly have Jiang Lan hand over the Back Earth Seal. If you do, then we will forget about all that had happened today. Otherwise… we will…"
"Otherwise you would what? C'mon, tell me, I truly want to know." Qin Yu looked at the Eight Great Sage Emperors confidently.
The Eight Great Sage Emperors were stunned.
They all knew that Qin Yu was capable of teleportation even under Spatial Freezing! However, they were incapable of teleportation. Thus, even if their attack power was astonishing, how could they possibly be able to harm Qin Yu?
"Qin Yu." Zhou Huo stood forward and said furiously. "If you all were to not hand over the Back Earth Seal, then our Eight Great Sage Emperor's Single Aura Eight Elements attack would directly explode on your Fog City, turning both the Fog City and your Purple Mystic Mansion into dust."
Qin Yu's eyes began to squint. Within those narrowed eyes leaked a cold light.
A boundless amount of the New Cosmos' Spatial Energy suddenly restricted the movements of the Eight Great Sage Emperors. The Eight Great Sage Emperors felt as if they were tied up by ropes. They were unable to move at all.
"You all are courting death." Qin Yu said coldly.
The expressions of the Eight Great Sage Emperors all took a huge change. They all felt that they were unable to move. Without the slightest hesitation, the eight of them all used the special ultimate technique of the Clan Protection Spiritual Treasures.
Qin Yu felt that the entire Divine Realm was shaking. A frightening energy burst forth from the Eight Great Sage Emperors. The New Cosmos' Spatial Energy that he had used to bind the Eight Great Sage Emperors was actually burst apart.
The eight spiritual pearls floating above the Eight Great Sage Emperors' heads started to spin around. Frightening Origin Energies were running through the world.
The Eight Great Spiritual Pearls actually completely linked with this Cosmos' Cosmic Origin. Facing this Cosmos' Cosmic Origin, Qin Yu's New Cosmos' Spatial Energy simply did not possess sufficient power to oppress it.
"Eh? The Eight Great Sage Emperors are indeed worthy of being the Eight Great Sage Emperors. You got some skills." Qin Yu's eyes shined. Immediately after, Qin Yu disappeared.
Huangfu Yu suddenly shouted.
Qin Yu's voice once again sounded beside the Eight Great Sage Emperors. Holding the Divine Spear Waning Snow, Qin Yu looked at Huangfu Yu. "Huangfu Yu, I owe you a favor. Go ahead and speak, what do you want?"
Huangfu Yu squeezed out a smile to Qin Yu. "Qin Yu, we each take a step back, what do you think about that?"
"Each take a step back?" Qin Yu was confused. "How?"
Huangfu Yu exchanged gaze with Duanmu Yun and them. After that, Huangfu Yu said to Qin Yu with a smile. "How about this, we do not want the Back Earth Seal on Jiang Lan anymore. However, Jiang Lan must promise to not contest for the All People Seal. How about that?"
Qin Yu felt angry.
"At the very most the same as the Asura Godking. Uncle Lan could promise you all that from today till the birth of the new Exalted Celestial, he will not step foot upon the Exalted Celestial Mountain." Qin Yu said coldly.
Huangfu Yu and them shook their heads.
They were unable to accept that. If this was the case, then even if one among them were to obtain the All People Seal, Jiang Lan could also wait for them outside of the Relief Sculpture Tunnel.
"You treat the Asura Godking like that yet treat my Uncle Lan like this? Are you looking down on me, looking down on my Uncle Lan?" Qin Yu's killing intent was hovering.
"Little Yu, you can agree to it."
Jiang Lan's voice sounded.
"Agree?" Qin Yu turned around and looked at Jiang Lan. Qin Yu did not understand why they must tolerate such as he did not fear the Eight Great Sage Emperors at all. If they were to fight, then so be it.
The Eight Great Sage Emperors wanted to destroy his Fog City but can't he also destroy their Thunder Punishment City, Mount Blazing Flame and the other Sacred Lands?
Jiang Lan lightly smiled to Qin Yu. He then looked to the Eight Great Sage Emperors. His gaze swept past the various Sage Emperors. "I, Jiang Lan, swear upon the Heavens that as long as you, the Sage Emperors, do not come and disturb me and the people of the Fog City, I will not go and contest for the All People Seal."
Zhou Huo and them glanced at each other. After that, they all flew away one after another in silence. From this encounter with Qin Yu, those Godkings and Sage Emperors realized that…
The Fog City was not a place that they could offend.
The side of the Fog City possessed Qin Yu and Jiang Lan. The two of them were both super experts. Even if the Eight Great Sage Emperors joined hands, they would also be unable to do anything to them. Everyone knew that the strongest power of the Divine Realm was no longer the Asura Sea nor was it the Eight Great Sacred Lands but instead the Fog City!
This battle had consolidated the status of the Fog City!
Qin Yu and Jiang Lan stood there and watched the Eight Great Sage Emperors and the other Godkings leave one after the other.
"They've finally left." Qin Yu said with a smile.
"There's someone still present." Jiang Lan looked at the two people on the side. The Asura Godking Luo Fan and the Blood Sea Queen Xue Yun had yet to leave.
The Asura Godking Luo Fan firmly took a glance at Jiang Lan. His glance contained killing intent. However, in the end, Luo Fan still turned around and flew away. As for that Blood Sea Queen Xue Yun, she instead flew towards Qin Yu.
"Qin Yu." The Blood Sea Queen looked at Qin Yu. "I wish that you do not go and compete for the All People Seal with me."
From the point of view of the Blood Sea Queen, Jiang Lan and the Asura Godking were both not allowed to enter the Exalted Celestial Mountain. Thus, the All People Seal would be hers to take. Merely, she still possessed restraining fear for Qin Yu.
"Why should I?" Qin Yu smiled and said.
The Blood Sea Queen said coldly. "Because of the agreement that we had back then. I have spared Hong Yun and Zi Xia's lives. Thus, you are not to disturb my battle for the All People Seal."
"Okay, I will definitely not disturb your battle for the All People Seal. However, if you do not have the ability to obtain the All People Seal, then it should be fine for me to act, no?" Qin Yu said with a smile.
The Blood Sea Queen humphed coldly. However, she was satisfied with Qin Yu's reply.
From the Blood Sea Queen's point of view, since the Asura Godking, Jiang Lan and Qin Yu were all not going to compete with her for the All People Seal, it would be impossible for her to not obtain the All People Seal.
"Blood Sea Queen, since I've promised you this, I also wish to ask you… last time, you have initially threatened me for a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure with Zi Xia and Hong Yun's lives, but why did you suddenly give up on that later?" Qin Yu had been confused about this the entire time.