Chapter 605: Enduring Four Heaven Tier Battle Skills
The sounds that were coming from the sky of Mercenary City went completely unnoticed by the inhabitants. Many people rushed to the scene of the battle on top of their magical beast mount. They were all in a hurry to watch the battle where even a Heaven Tier Battle Skill was being used.
The weather of the area was growing more and more turbulent by the second due to the amount of pressure being created by the Heaven Tier Battle Skills. Even the air around the battlefield felt as if it had solidified. Jian Chen felt his body grow sluggish because of the three battle skills being used, giving the third elder ample time to escape.
The elder let out a sigh of relief. He had felt like his arms and feet had been shackled by the injuries he had sustained while evading Jian Chen and because of the constant paranoia of being hit by the Origin energy. His true strength couldn’t be used which had made him feel rather sullen.
“Jian Chen. Let’s see you try to be arrogant this time! Heaven Tier Battle Skill — Heaven’s Execution Blade!” The third elder bellowed before unleashing his battle skill. He vowed to injure Jian Chen and vent his earlier frustrations.
Deadlocked by four different Heaven Tier Battle Skills, Jian Chen felt as if he was carrying a gigantic mountain on his back. Moving was extremely difficult for him at this very moment. His movement was restricted so much that he could not dodge them.
“Rah!” Suddenly, Jian Chen let loose a tremendous roar to the heavens that reverberated throughout the area. At the same time, two fierce glows of azure and violet began to blare up in Jian Chen’s eyes as if two demonic will-o-wisps were dancing in them.
With the squall that was going on, sand and dirt was being kicked around hiding the pieces of stone and grass that were also scattering about. In a flash, it all converged to Jian Chen’s position. Just two and a half kilometers away, a strange but attractive force of energy was somehow pulling at the trees in a forest. Soon they too flew to Jian Chen while basked in an azure and violet light.
In no time at all, Jian Chen’s body was completely covered by a dense amount of stones and tree. Under his control, four separate but gigantic blades made from these fragments were formed in an instant. Each blade radiated a faint azure and violet glow as they levitated around him.
At the same time that Jian Chen finished his movements, the four elders also finished charging their Heaven Tier Battle Skills. Three of the Saint Weapons shines furiously with an eye-piercing light. The amount of energy flickering off their blades started to distort the space around them.
Commanding the swords with his mind, Jian Chen made three of them shoot off toward the three elders coming at him so as to abate the strength of the Heaven Tier Battle Skill.
“Boom!” The three swords collided with the Heaven Tier Battle Skills while in mid-air, causing an explosion to occur. The blast caused the ears of everyone nearby to twinge in pain while a shockwave flowed off in every direction. Even the clouds up above were scattered apart while the remaining dregs of energy slammed into the ground and left a crater nearly a meter deep.
The three swords of Jian Chen appeared like tofu in the face of the battle skills. The blades had all shattered apart upon collision while the Heaven Tier Battle Skills themselves remained intact. They continued toward Jian Chen at a slightly slower speed than before. One could see that the power of the battle skills had been weakened.
A wave of earth converged around Jian Chen’s body before forming an incomparably strong looking piece of armor. The original two finger-wide blade of azure and violet Origin energy transformed into a sword about as wide as a palm and ten meters long. The iridescent light radiating off of the sword dyed the area around it a vibrant hue. Jian Chen had brought his usage of the azure and violet Origin energy to its limits. He then shot off three separate rays of Sword Qi to clash with the remaining battle skills.
The clash between the two caused yet another explosion. The Sword Qi was blown apart while the three Heaven Tier Battle Skills were weakened once more. Jian Chen was out of time after completing this additional step. The very last thing to do was to allow the three battle skills to hit him.
“Boom!” Jian Chen’s body was sent flying away, following the third explosion. Even though the three Heaven Tier Battle Skills had been weakened by several levels, their remaining power was still not to be trifled with. Even the armor he wore had been shattered into pieces from the blow.
“Pftt!” A mouthful of dark-red blood escaped from Jian Chen’s mouth as his face paled by several degrees.
If he had been facing one Heaven Tier Battle Skill, Jian Chen could probably escape without much harm if any. However, there was no way he would be able to escape unharmed against the simultaneous blows of three of them.
Thus, Jian Chen’s body had been catapulted away by the impact of the battle skills, but before his body could even stabilized itself, another wave of pressure locked onto him as the third elder brought both hands over his head. In his hands, a giant sword about a hundred meters in length had materialized with a resplendent beam of light escaping from the blade.
“Heaven’s Executing Blade!” The elder bellowed before swinging his hands down. With that motion, the hundred-meter-long blade came down toward Jian Chen’s head like lightning. Wherever the blade traveled, the space around it slightly shuddered as if it was on the verge of being torn apart.
Without any time to wipe the blood away from his mouth, Jian Chen had commanded the Origin energy to shoot forth from his hand with the utmost seriousness. Along with a ten-meter-long blade, the remaining sword, that had been made from stones and trees, shot forth to smash against the third elder’s Heaven Tier Battle Skill.
The fierce explosion rocked the entire area. It sounded more like a crack of thunder impacting against the earth than an explosion. Everyone became deaf at that moment as the earth beneath them incessantly trembled. Several places on the ground started to fracture as a series of spiderweb-like cracks crept into the surrounding area.
The last remaining sword had exploded in a mighty spectacle. There was barely any tree bark to be seen anymore. It was as if the Heaven’s Executing Blade had utterly decimated the tree bark. Destroying its existence while the blade itself continued toward Jian Chen.
Jian Chen stared at the battle skill with a grim face. The third elder’s usage of the Heaven’s Execution Blade was several times stronger than when the other three Heaven Saint Masters had used it. This was a fact that caused Jian Chen to feel even more somber than before. Up against such a powerful battle skill, his movements were limited once more which meant there was no room nor time to dodge. His only remaining option was to endure this fourth battle skill.
A crazed glare crept into Jian Chen’s eyes as he exhausted the very last vestige of his energy by using the Origin energy to defend against the mighty Heaven’s Execution Blade. He also reapplied another layer of the earthen armor surrounding his body. Although it was powerless to defend him against a Heaven Skill Battle Skill, it would still bolster his defenses by a small portion, allowing him to resist even more.
The Heaven’s Execution Blade moved quickly, and before Jian Chen could shoot more than three bursts of Sword Qi, it collided with his body. It instantly shattered the armor he had been wearing. Suffering yet another heavy wound, Jian Chen’s body rocketed away like a bullet. Blood from his mouth pervaded the air as a bloody mist, and his chest was a mangled mess as well. Defending against four Heaven Tier Battle Skills was more than what he could take at a comfortable level.
He flew for another three hundred meters before finally coming to a rest far away. His face was as white as sheet due to blood loss, but even though he was injured, he was not powerless to stop himself from falling to the ground. He somehow managed to remain in the air.
“Jian Chen, you’re as good as captured. Hand over what we want or we won’t even let you die with your body intact.” The third elder gasped out. The Heaven Tier Battle Skill had taken a lot of energy from him, and the Heaven’s Execution Blade itself had taken more than half of his Saint Force.
The other three elders convened around the third elder while gasping for air as well. Each one of them stared at Jian Chen as if they were looking at some sort of monstrous being. Not once did they ever imagine that Jian Chen would be able to handle four Heaven Tier Battle Skills at once and still remain in the sky. This result wasn’t within their expectations.
“What an unordinary brat he is. I had thought that he would be crippled after sustaining four Heaven Tier Battle Skills, if not dead. But even now, he’s still alive with manageable wounds. How inconceivable.” One of the elders spoke with astonishment.
“I see he’s deserving of the title King of Mercenaries if he can handle even that.” The elder to his right sighed in admiration.
Staring deeply at Jian Chen, the third elder said, “The power he wields in his hands is extremely strong. With just him alone, the four Heaven Tier Battle Skills we used were weakened several times over. By the time they had hit him, the power wasn’t even at half of what it started out to be. Otherwise, there’d be no way he’d handle all that without damage.”
“I wonder just what freakish power it is that he uses.” The elder whispered with a small hint of envy in his voice.
“That’s simple. Wait for when we capture him, we’ll know all about this strange energy then.” The third elder laughed before looking back to Jian Chen, “Well, do you still think you can face off against us?”
Remaining silent from his spot in mid-air, Jian Chen tilted his head to look down at his mangled chest. He knew that if he had not tempered his body with the Chaotic Force to make it even stronger than before, then the third elder’s battle skill would have most likely blown a hole straight through his chest. If that had to happened, then it would have been impossible for Jian Chen to survive the rest of the battle.
With such a grievous wound, any other Heaven Saint Master would have most likely have lost their ability to fight. However, Jian Chen still possessed considerable fighting strength. The plethora of strength that had been granted to his body had allowed him to take on a wound like this with enough energy to spare.
Glaring at the four elders in front of him, Jian Chen’s body slowly began to seep with energy as if raring to fight. The Origin energy in his right hand grew brighter and brighter, allowing the beams of light to take on a more definitive form of energy.
A year ago, Jian Chen had been powerless against the third elder’s Heaven Tier Battle Skill, but, today, he was completely capable of withstanding four of them.
Sensing the intent to battle from Jian Chen, the third elder’s expression changed to reveal his surprise of Jian Chen’s willingness to still fight.
Jian Chen had been able to take on four Heaven Tier Battle Skills and still have energy. This type of prowess was something that even a Sixth Cycle Heaven Saint Master was unable to pull off. After all, the combination of skills used earlier could kill any Heaven Saint Master!