Chapter 943: Tie Ta’s Sainthood
“The current situation is an absolute mess. I’ve waited here painfully for three million years, yet why does the holy maiden have to appear at this exact moment when the successor of the sword sect is here? And they have such a complicated relationship…”
“I don’t need to worry about the person of the warring gods. When he learns the truth in the future, I think he’ll make the right choice. If he takes the wrong one, he can only disappear. They’re born from the world anyway. With the death of this generation, another person of the warring gods will be born again after a few hundred thousand years or even a million years…”
The person in silver armor murmured to herself. Her voice was pleasant but it was also filled with coldness and lacked emotions.
Outside Flame City, the golden light around Tie Ta had already turned him into a blinding sun. No one could see him properly.
Tie Ta’s presence skyrocketed as the battle intent that flooded the surroundings became more and more powerful. When his presence reached its absolute limit, a thin streak of golden light shone from him, directly into the sky and possibly even beyond that.
At the same time, the energy of the world in the surroundings began to move violently. All of it within a radius of ten thousand kilometers gathered in his direction, before being absorbed by Tie Ta like a whale taking in water. It gathered densely in Tie Ta’s surroundings, actually forming a visible vortex.
The battle between the Extinguishing Alliance and the Flame Mercenaries continued. Everyone was affected by Tie Ta’s battle intent. They forgot about their pain and even themselves. They felt no dread or fear; only one thought lingered in their heads: to fight! Fight! Fight non-stop!
Ming Dong, Dugu Feng, Wang Yifeng, Little Fatty, and the others were affected as well, massacring mindlessly among the army of the Extinguishing Alliance. Only the Saint Rulers managed to remain in control of themselves.
Tianmu Ling and the other people that had followed their seniors along were unconscious. They had been knocked out by their seniors, preventing them from being affected by the battle intent.
Tie Ta’s body was like a bottomless hole as tremendous quantities of energy of the world poured toward him. He had yet to reach his limits, so nothing happened to him.
“Just what is he doing?”
“What are the origins of this person? He looks like he’s undergoing some mutation by the looks of things.”
All the Saint Rulers who watched the battle began to speculate as they all stared at Tie Ta curiously.
Tie Ta’s absorption lasted for quite some time before finally stopping. The energy gathered around him gradually dispersed, finally returning to peace once again. Even the golden light around him gradually disappeared, revealing his burly body once again.
All the blood on him had disappeared, only revealing his slightly-golden skin. His bulky, turgid muscles were physically striking, while a small and exquisite battle ax imprint had appeared between his eyebrows.
The battle intent in the surroundings gradually disappeared as well as it funneled into Tie Ta’s body in the form of an invisible energy. Everyone had returned to peace in the blink of an eye.
Without the influence of the supreme battle intent, the millions of people from both sides returned to their senses. Immediately, heavy exhaustion flooded through their bodies to the point that they even became dizzy.
They seemed to have wasted all their power after entering the state of self-forgetfulness.
All of them could not help but think back to when they were in that state. They were all at a loss, while the more powerful Earth Saint Masters and Heaven Saint Masters reacted greatly as their faces were filled with shock.
They could clearly remember what had just happened, all the way up to this point in time where they came to a realization suddenly. They had lost control completely when they were in the forgetful state of battle before, as if their bodies and souls had been unknowingly controlled by someone in the dark.
Both sides lost all intent for battle after being influenced like this. They all backed off, returning to their respective bases. They left behind a field full of corpses and fresh blood, which testified for the violence of the battle before.
However, no one paid attention to either side right now. They all placed their focus on Tie Ta without any exceptions.
Tie Ta slowly descended. Even though the supreme killing intent had disappeared, his body was now replaced with an even more powerful presence. His long hair fluttered in the windless air as golden light seemed to flicker faintly on his burly body. An extremely powerful and violent energy would radiate from his body from time to time.
Although he just stood there at leisure, his giant body brought on an oddly powerful pressure to all the Saint Rulers.
Right now, he stood in the world like a war god, causing people to feel like he was invincible. Meanwhile, his great aura was no weaker than the presences of Saint Rulers.
“Has he broken through…”
“His presence is comparable to Saint Rulers. Is he a Heaven Saint Master or Saint Ruler…”
“Was that situation before the process of his breakthrough…”
“No mysteries of the world descended, nor did the rainbow clouds appeared. Did he reach Saint Ruler or not…”
Everyone, regardless of Saint Rulers from hermit clans or Saint Kings from ancient families, all murmured in their hearts.
They could all feel that although Tie Ta was powerful before, he was still a Heaven Saint Master. Now, he actually possessed the might of Saint Rulers after that process.
But no mysteries of the world descended, nor did any rainbow clouds appear. Was this still breaking through? Or was he always hiding his strength before?
A figure fell from the sky. The high-altitude battle between Bi Hai and Bi Jian had finally ended, and Bi Hai was not able to come out victorious. He was heavily injured by Bi Jian, falling out of the sky as he constantly vomited blood.
Bi Jian’s face bore intense filling intent as he descended in pursuit. He swung the Saint Weapon in his hand, shooting a powerful sword Qi at Bi Hai.
Bi Hai’s strength had been greatly reduced as he was injured but he still blocked Bi Jian’s sword Qi with difficulty. It made his wounds even worse.
Bi Jian caught up with Bi Jian very quickly, locking him in by freezing space. He swung mercilessly toward Bi Hai’s head as his Saint Weapon rippled with energy.
“Mysteries of war, Void-smasher!” Tie Ta bellowed. With his great ax in hand, he swung a blow at Bi Jian as his weapon glowed with a faint golden light.
A visible projection of a giant ax broke through the air, fusing with an extremely-pure battle intent as it flew toward Bi Jian.
When the projection struck Bi Jian’s frozen space, the space immediately shattered, while the projection continued onward without any decrease in force. It flew toward Bi Jian with great might and a towering battle intent.
A gleam of light flickered through Bi Jian’s eyes and he gave up on Bi Hai. The Saint Weapon in his hand traveled toward the ax projection while being coated with a layer of World Force.
A great boom erupted when the two collided. Bi Hai successfully broke free, while Bi Jian was knocked a hundred meters away uncontrollably.
Bi Jian remained calm while his eyes shone. He stared fixedly at Tie Ta with a sharp gaze as he said coldly, “You’re not weak, but it’s a pity you stand with Jian Chen. There can only be death for you.” Bi Jian then fused with the surrounding space, shooting toward Tie Ta as a faint blur through the use of Spatial Force. The Saint Weapon in his hand radiated with light and energy that could shake up the void as it pierced toward Tie Ta.
Tie Ta did not show any weakness at all. Extremely pure battle intent burned violently on him as it filled him with fighting spirit and a desire for battle. An invincible spirit appeared on him as both his body and his ax shone with blinding gold light. Afterward, his body seemed to become one with the ax, chopping toward Bi Jian with unstoppable force. “Mysteries of war, Mortality-breaker!”
Tie Ta’s ax struck Bi Jian’s Saint Weapon ferociously, immediately producing a deafening boom. Wild residual energy wreaked havoc, turning the surroundings into a mess.
Bi Jian stumbled more than ten steps back from the blow, while Tie Ta’s huge body had also left the ground, flying back rapidly as the golden light on him dulled.
Bi Jian stabilized himself very quickly, before staring at Tie Ta in shock. He exclaimed, “What powerful strength! He’s clearly weaker than me, yet he can force me back with just his strength. What is this technique? It’s so odd!” If someone had looked carefully, they would clearly see that Bi Jian’s Saint Weapon was trembling gently.
But very quickly, Bi Jian’s face became filled with killing intent again. He said, “The more extraordinary you are, the more I cannot leave you alive. Die!” Bi Jian fused with the surrounding space once again to charge at Tie Ta. He caught up in the blink of an eye, locking Tie Ta by freezing space before stabbing out at lightning speed.
The golden light on Tie Ta’s body flickered rapidly as he directly overcame Bi Jian’s frozen space. He swung out once again but it was much weaker than before.
Bi Jian’s body shook violently from the strike, but he did not take a step back this time. On the other hand, Tie Ta stumbled rapidly backward, leaving deep footprints in the ground.
“You’re actually able to move freely in my frozen space!” Bi Jian exclaimed. His voice was full of shock, but he did not hesitate with his following moves, chasing up to Tie Ta once again and striking out.
“Mysteries of war, Celestial Movement!” Tie Ta bellowed. He suddenly disappeared as Bi Jian’s Saint Weapon arrived, reappearing ten meters away.
Although he had dodged the attack, Bi Jian had left a small nick on his left arm. A golden fluid flowed from it.
“What! Golden blood!” Bi Jian immediately cried out when he saw golden blood bleed from Tie Ta’s wound. He was filled with disbelief, as if he had just discovered a whole new continent.
“How is that possible!? How can his blood be golden?” All the Saint Rulers also discovered Tie Ta’s peculiarity and cried out as well.
Tie Ta’s expression changed greatly and his giant ax immediately disappeared. He used his other hand to cover the wound tightly, concealing the golden blood. He was uneasy.
The golden blood had always been Tie Ta’s biggest secret. Only Jian Chen and Ming Dong knew about it, and he had told no one other than the two of them. This was because he had always been afraid that he would end up being treated as a monster if other people learned that his blood was golden.