Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 459
Chapter 459: – Lock onto her Soul! After Jiang Chengfeng committed suicide, the entire battlefield was enveloped in silence for a long time . If Jiang Chengfeng hadn’t been so quick with his action, he would’ve been stopped . But no one stopped him . The elders of the Ancient Theocrats only indifferently looked at him from beginning to end . Even Jiang An, the Death Hall King, didn’t stand out .
A long time later, someone came out to carry Jiang Chengfeng’s corpse and the heavily wounded Dark Demonblade Hydra away from the stage . In the entire process, that person only glanced at Tianming and Ye Lingfeng . The man’s gaze was pale, and filled with indifference . Tianming knew that he was one of Death Hall’s Hall Lords, the son of Jiang An and father of Jiang Chengfeng .
The battlefield was still shrouded in silence even after that person left . But if anyone raised their heads, they would see indifferent gazes from the Ancient Theocrats . They didn’t cause any commotion, only coldly looked at the culprit .
This time, Tianming had been taught a lesson . Jiang Chengfeng had told him about the Theocrats . They weren’t the same as Heaven’s Elysium; Heaven’s Elysium didn’t have that kind of will . Back when Yueling Long had been killed, Heaven’s Elysium could only yell out insults . However, there was no embarrassment on the faces of the spectators here; they were only looking on indifferently . So right at that moment, the pressure Tianming felt was greater than anyone .
The silent battlefield was a little creepy, but despite that, the white-haired youth still firmly stepped onto the stage . In the Theocracy of the Ancients, every member of the Ancient Theocrats was related to each other, one way or another . Right at that moment, Tianming took a deep breath and spoke out with a voice as calm as he could, “Tianming of the Future Hall wishes to challenge the first on the Earth Ranking . ”
His voice wasn’t loud, but it was resounding . It echoed like a bolt of rumbling lightning, filled with provocation .
Within the palace, the Sky Hall King, Weisheng Yumo, asked, “Why don’t we call it a day?”
“We can’t stop it,” Bai Mo replied .
“Yeah . ” Qin Jiufu nodded .
Bai Mo turned and looked to his left . Including Dongyang Fen, five Hall Kings were quietly watching . When Bai Mo turned his head, the Death Hall King, Jiang An, was also looking over and smiling . Jiang An looked fine as he turned back to the battlefield .
Bai Mo turned his head back and looked at the silhouette on the battlefield . He knew that Jiang Chengfeng had succeeded in provoking the conflict between both parties by committing suicide . Now that Tianming was in the middle of the storm, his enemy wasn’t just Jiang Yu, but the Ancient Theocrats’ will . Bai Mo no longer knew how to get out of this mess . Closing his eyes, Bai Mo could feel the souls of everyone who died a wronged death burning his soul .
Among the millions of spectators, there was a group of special people . They were clad in cloaks, sitting on their seats and practically radiating a chill .
“Interesting…” the leader of the group said .
“Your Royal Highness, can Jiang Yu defeat this person?”
“Just watch . Li Tianming is a patternscribe, after all, so he definitely has a trick or two up his sleeve . He’s a lot stronger than Jiang Chengfeng,” said the man .
“Jiang Yu had better not lose this fight . It looks like the dao palace is really pushing it, not knowing how ‘death’ is written . ”
“It doesn’t matter . Whoever stands out will die . After Li Muyang’s son is dead, I’ll see how they carry on jumping around . ” The man grinned .
“Well, yeah . Your Royal Highness even went so far as using something worth a million saint crystals . Not many people can afford that, even in the Divine Capital . But for some reason, I find it a waste to use it on the sinner’s son . ”
“Don’t worry about it . It’s only saint crystals . All the saint crystals in the world will be mine, sooner or later . Moreover, this thing can lock onto the soul . My Ling’er is still attached to him, and only this won’t put her in danger . ” When a breeze blew past, half of the face that had been hidden under his cloak was vaguely revealed .
“Your Royal Highness, I heard your elder brother, Dongyang Fen, is here . And he even brought his son along, Dongyang Zhuo . ”
“Dongyang Zhuo? He probably brought him here to save some face . But it’s a pity that Dongyang Zhuo won’t be of any use now . ”
Amid the storm, Jiang Yu went up on the stage and stood before Tianming . His gaze was fixed on Tianming, trembling . No one knew what was going through his mind .
“Is Jiang Feiling currently attached to you?” Jiang Yu asked, but Tianming couldn’t be bothered to respond . The oppressive gazes directed at him from his surroundings made Tianming feel unhappy, and he wanted to vent all of that unhappiness on Jiang Yu .
“Jiang Yu, will you commit suicide if you lose as well? Is suicide a trend in the Ancient Theocrats?” Tianming asked in a faint voice, retrieving the Grand-Orient Sword . At the same time, Tianming summoned his three lifebound beasts .
Jiang Yu didn’t reply to Tianming’s question . He wasn’t the same as other Theocrats, and it was reflected in his eyes; his gaze wasn’t fierce . For some reason, Tianming had a feeling that Jiang Yu was somewhat sick in his mind . But Tianming had no interest in what kind of pressure Jiang Yu experienced that resulted in the him of today . He just wanted to show what kind of person he was to those who wanted to suppress ‘the sinner’s son’ .
Jiang Yu was a sixth-level Saint and a twin beastmaster . Both of his lifebound beasts had sixty-nine stars, and at the same time, he was a one star patternscribe . He was ranked first on the Earth Ranking . That meant that, excluding those with the Dongyang surname, he could be ranked among the top three in the Divine Capital . His achievement was shocking, given that he was under twenty years old .
If he hadn’t spent some time becoming a patternscribe, his cultivation would be higher . When Tianming summoned his lifebound beasts, Jiang Yu summoned his Bluewing Frost and Blackspike Aquatic Hydras .
The Bluewing Frost Hydra had a pair of azure wings and six heads . This proved that Jiang Yu’s talent was pretty powerful, even in the royal clan . The Blackspike Aquatic Hydra also had six heads and was covered in densely-packed spikes all over its body . Its six heads and three tails looked like nine maces, and they could all be used as formidable weapons . There was once a saying that the appearance of a lifebound beast was a manifestation of the clan’s will .
For example, the two Yuwen brothers back in the Grand-Orient Sword had a decent appearance, but their lifebound beasts were hideous . On the other hand, the Kunpeng lifebound beasts from the Li Saint Clan looked a whole lot better . Likewise, the Jun Clan from Heaven’s Elysium had dragons, which represented righteousness . No one in the Jun Clan’s history had done anything atrocious, aside from Jun Shengxiao .
The Ancient Theocrats were majestic in Tianming’s imagination, but the two hydras before him looked a lot more ferocious, which went against the clan’s will . After all, they’d been called the Nineshades Clan tens of thousands of years ago .
Jiang Yu’s lifebound beasts were smaller than Lan Huang, but they seemed more ferocious and had no fear of the gigantic dragon . Standing between the two Hydras, Jiang Yu held a brush—the Autumn Ink Brush—with forty-five saintly heavenly patterns on it . It was rare to see someone use a brush as their weapon .
Then, Jiang Yu and Tianming charged at each other without uttering a single word . This time, Meow Meow had taken its Regal Chaosfiend form to intercept the Bluewing Frost Hydra, while Lan Huang sent the Blackspike Aquatic Hydra flying with a headbutt . As for Ying Huo, he was still serving as an assassin around Meow Meow and Lan Huang . Tianming wanted them to break the balance, which had always been their strategy .
But he had his doubts as to whether or not Jiang Yu was qualified for Tianming to use a strategy . Holding the Grand-Orient Sword, the Celestial Wings unfolded behind him . He dashed over to Jiang Yu with three saint kis and the Grand-Orient Vortex stirring within him . Besides, his strength had been further enhanced by Feiling’s Spiritual Attachment . The power of the three saint springs was also empowering the Grand-Orient Sword .
Tianming executed the Shenxiao Sword Art’s fourth move, fusing Pyros Imperius, Fulguros Imperius, Oceanos Imperius, and Olympos Imperius together . When the sky saint battle art exploded, nothing could stop his sword .
Even Jiang Yu’s face changed, facing Tianming’s sword . But in the end, he could only firm his resolve and clash head-on with the white-haired youth . Jiang Yu executed two moves from his Frostseal Stroke—Frostwave and Ice Domain .
But under the Shenxiao Sword Art’s fourth move, the Autumn Ink Brush broke in half .
After Jiang Yu’s saint beastial weapon broke, the remaining power from Tianming’s sword struck Jiang Yu’s right shoulder . That was the arm Jiang Yu used to inscribe heavenly pattern tomes . When Jiang Yu lost the arm, his eyes turned bloodshot . Right at that moment, a heavenly pattern tome appeared . Jiang Yu was a patternscribe, so he could activate his heavenly pattern tomes much faster .
“That’s a Frostarrow Tome!” Feiling instantly recognized the heavenly pattern tome . But Tianming didn’t care what it was and took out a Mountshield Tome, activating it at the same time . The Frostarrow Tome turned into a hail of arrows, clashing against the Mountshield Tome, but the Mountshield Tome ultimately held on .
“You’re too weak!” Tianming charged over, stabbing the Grand-Orient Sword toward Jiang Yu’s saint palace . His speed was too fast and ferocious, and entirely suppressed Jiang Yu . Not even the first-ranked Saint on the Earth Ranking could stop Tianming .
Even Jiang Yu’s lifebound beasts had quickly lost, especially the Blackspike Aquatic Hydra . When Lan Huang intercepted the Blackspike Aquatic Hydra, Ying Huo flew into its abdomen and tore a sinister wound in it .
Jiang Yu had utterly lost the fight . His saint beastial weapon was broken and his arm was gone . Even when he used a heavenly pattern tome, he was still suppressed by Tianming .
“It’s over!” Tianming appeared before Jiang Yu .
“Haha!” Jiang Yu suddenly let out a burst of maniacal laughter .
“Tianming, I’ll be honest with you . I have no intention of killing you . I just don’t want such a beauty to be ruined by you and that bastard, Dongyang Fengchen . Jiang Feiling is too perfect, and she should live in dreams instead . She shouldn’t be in reality . ” But before he could even finish, the Grand-Orient Sword had stabbed into his saint palace . Jiang Yu’s face was pale; he had lost his strength, but he was still laughing maniacally .
“What were you saying again?” Tianming didn’t hear what Jiang Yu said . He only knew that he had crippled Jiang Yu .
Jiang Yu’s shoulders were trembling . With his only remaining hand, he took out a tome . It was a heavenly pattern tome, and unlike others, this one was incredibly thick . Jiang Yu’s blood had already stained the heavenly pattern tome .
“Tianming, someone paid a million saint crystals for your life . But I didn’t do it . I just want to lock on to her soul and let her die while she’s at her prime . She’ll be the one to accompany me to hell!”