Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 456
Chapter 456: – Battle Between the Two Fengs A deafening crash was produced from the battlefield . With his punch, Tianming broke Jiang Junhe’s arms on the spot, making them look twisted . The power behind that punch then fell onto Jiang Junhe’s chest . Under that tremendous power, Jiang Junhe’s chest caved in . Letting out a scream, he was smashed to the ground and stayed down .
It was an instant defeat, and it hadn’t even taken a single breath! Before everyone could react to the shocking scene, Jiang Junhe’s lifebound beast appeared . But it was useless for the lifebound beast to appear now; it could only watch its beastmaster lying on the ground before it could even join the battle .
A deadly silence swept the entire battlefield . Jiang Junhe’s lifebound beast belonged solely to the Theocrats, and Tianming couldn’t help taking a second look at it . It was rumored that the Ancient Theocrats had two kinds of lifebound beasts, and only those with the purest bloodlines could inherit them . As for Jiang Nancheng, his lifebound beast didn’t have much to do with the Ancient Theocrats . The two lifebound beasts were the hydra, used by the men of the Ancient Theocrats, and sydra, used by the women . The strongest hydras and sydras had nine heads, but there was a slight difference between them .
The hydra’s heads were more ferocious, covered in thick scales, had sharp fangs, and mouths shaped like a crocodile’s . It had powerful hind limbs and agile forelimbs, with a thick tail much like Lan Huang’s . The back of a Hydra was also covered in spikes . On the other hand, a sydra was smaller, and had round, silky heads . It had the body of a giant snake, so a sydra was actually a nine-headed giant snake .
The two kinds of lifebound beasts had been passed on for thousands of generations . But not all hydras and sydras had nine heads . On the contrary, nine heads were rare, and they represented the purest bloodlines and strongest talents . For example, Autarch Qian’s hydra had nine heads .
Within the Ancient Theocrats, as long as one had a pure bloodline, the heads of their lifebound beasts represented their talent, and the heads wouldn’t increase in number even during evolution . Previously, when Ye Lingfeng had defeated Jiang Yutong, Tianming had seen her lifebound beast, a three-headed sydra .
As for Jiang Junhe, his lifebound beast was a gigantic four-headed hydra . Obviously, with just a look, a hydra was clearly stronger than a sydra, which was why women had relatively low status in the Ancient Theocrats .
Jiang Junhe’s lifebound beast was a sixth-order saint beast, an Azurestorm Hydra, and it had four, blue-scaled heads . It had a total of sixty-five stars in its eyes . Even just possessing a hydra meant that Jiang Junhe had a pure bloodline, and the four heads further signified his status . But as soon as the Azurestorm Hydra came out, Ying Huo quickly pounced on it with Meow Meow, giving it a beating before it could escape with Jiang Junhe .
“What’s Jiang Junhe’s cultivation?”
“Fifth-level Earth Saint, but he’s stronger than Wei Wushang . ”
“Did Tianming trounce Wei Wushang as well?”
“Probably not . …”
The moment Tianming stepped out onto the battlefield, he easily defeated his opponent and took seventh place . When everyone watched Tianming leave, they had a concept of his strength in their minds .
“Speaking of which, being able to fight someone stronger is also an ability . ”
“That’s not what you said earlier . ”
“You got slapped in the face!”
As the same person couldn’t challenge consecutively, Ye Lingfeng went up as soon as Tianming came down . This black-haired youth was mysterious, and not many people knew anything about him . They only knew that he didn’t have a lifebound beast, but he had still defeated Jiang Yutong . However, no one cared about his existence . Everyone had their attention focused on Tianming, wondering who he would challenge next .
“Ye Lingfeng challenges the fifth ranking, North Hall’s Zhao Tianlu!” Zhao Tianlu came from Saint Martial Manor, and he belonged to someone on Zhao Shenhong’s side . He was unfortunate, running into Ye Lingfeng, but he was also fortunate because he wasn’t a member of the Ancient Theocrats .
In the end, Zhao Tianlu, someone in the fifth-level of Earth Saint, was easily defeated by Ye Lingfeng . The stinging pain that he felt during his battle with Ye Lingfeng was deeply engraved into his soul . With that win, Ye Lingfeng’s strength had also attracted many people’s attention .
It had been a month since Ye Lingfeng had made his breakthrough, and he had already reached fifth-level Earth Saint when he came out with Tianming . The farther the road, the more difficult it would be . So it was beyond Tianming’s expectation that Ye Lingfeng had only needed a single month .
Fortunately, they had both completed their missions before the final ranking battle came to an end . On the other hand, Tianming had reached second-level Earth Saint five days ago, and he had just been waiting for Ye Lingfeng to come out .
“There’s something weird about Ye Lingfeng’s fighting style . I have to look into it after the final ranking battle comes to an end . ” The same thought crossed many people’s minds . They had a hunch that these two teenagers would do something big today .
Next, Tianming challenged the fourth place on the ranking . He just needed to cross this last hurdle and he could face Jiang Yu, who was first on the ranking . At that time, he would be able to accomplish his goal and obtain the empyrean manna . It’ll be smooth today, as long as everything goes according to plan .
He knew that these people would desperately try preventing him from reaching the top, but it didn’t matter . He had come well prepared, and his objective today was to suppress the Ancient Theocrats—next up was the fourth on the ranking, Gusu Yuyao from the Past Hall .
Gusu Yuyao landed on the battlefield, looking like an ethereal fairy and causing a commotion in her surroundings . Being from the Dazzling Pavilion only made her even more mysterious . As the fourth-ranked beastmaster in the ranking, she was the fourth-strongest person in the dao palace . In the Theocracy of the Ancients, who else could be ranked among the top ten aside from the royal family?
Tianming had read the information about her; she was in the sixth level of the Earth Saint stage, one level higher than Jiang Junhe and Wei Wushang . Her lifebound beast was a Dreamscape Butterfly with sixty-seven stars . It was a rare illusion-type lifebound beast, and those trapped in its illusion would suffer fates worse than death .
“Tianming, your footsteps stop right here, right now . I’ll make you kneel before me without lifting a finger,” Gusu Yuyao declared .
But twenty breaths later, her hair was in a mess and her clothes were torn . She was covered in blood and dirt as she knelt on the ground . Beside her was a gorgeous butterfly trembling on the ground from being electrocuted, and its wings had been torn to pieces by Ying Huo .
“You’re an illusion-type beastmaster?” Tianming couldn’t help laughing . Illusions were utterly useless before his Insightful Eye . With the Prime Tower, not even Ye Lingfeng’s soul attacks could suppress him, let alone a mere Gusu Yuyao . “Get lost!”
Gusu Yuyao’s world collapsed . She was talking big earlier, but she didn’t expect that she wouldn’t even be able to hold her ground for twenty breaths . She was pressed into the ground, kneeling before Tianming . When she left in tears, the Decimo Dao Battlefield fell into silence once more .
“He’ll be able to challenge Jiang Yu next . ” In the next moment, many faces from the Ancient Theocrats turned pale . This would be the most exciting moment in the final ranking battle; could Tianming represent the dao palace and humiliate the Ancient Theocrats?
The suspense would be resolved in a while, but before that, it was Ye Lingfeng’s turn to challenge once more . The rewards for the second rank were generous . At the very least, it was better than Ye Lingfeng’s current ranking . His opponent was Jiang Chengfeng .
Jiang Chengfeng was also in the sixth level of the Earth Saint stage, only a level higher than Ye Lingfeng . This was a battle between the two Fengs . When Ye Lingfeng learned that this man standing before him turned out to be Autarch Qian’s great-grandson with a pure bloodline, his eyes turned red with murderous intent .
“Feng, you can’t kill him,” Tianming warned .
“Okay . ” Ye Lingfeng nodded .
“There’s at least two hundred thousand people here with the surname Jiang . So the Hall Kings will have a headache if you kill someone,” said Tianming .
“I understand . But will I be able to kill them in the future?” Ye Lingfeng asked .
“That depends on the situation . I’m just afraid that you won’t be able to kill them all . ” Tianming pursed his lips . He looked at everyone around him with the surname Jiang . Their eyes were clearly warning him, and he knew that it would be impossible for them to make peace in the future if this continued .
“I’ll be going, Big Brother Tianming,” said Ye Lingfeng .
“You can’t kill, but if the other party is arrogant, feel free to teach him a lesson . At the same time, let these people know that we’re not people who will be stumped by some threats . ”
“Okay!” Ye Lingfeng’s eyes lit up . He turned around and stepped into the battlefield, facing Jiang Chengfeng .
“Ye Lingfeng, I’m going to dispose of you before Jiang Yu takes out Li Tianming,” said Jiang Chengfeng .
“Okay,” Ye Lingfeng said with excitement flickering in his eyes .
“Okay? Are you an idiot?” Jiang Chengfeng said with disdain on his face .
“No . I want you to come harder at me,” replied Ye Lingfeng .
“Hahaha!” Jiang Chengfeng smiled . He didn’t expect that this person would turn out to be a fool .
“If you do, I can also become more ruthless with you,” Ye Lingfeng grinned . It was an innocent smile, both naive and creepy at the same time .