Chapter 1098 – War
The power from the shattering Sword Collection peak shook apart the surging, inky clouds, and a beam of sunlight landed on Li Qingshan. He gazed into the sky and thought to himself, Show me your true appearance!
An extremely strange “sword” hovered in the light. The hilt was irregular and uneven, while the sword itself was twisted and warped. If it were not for the dense sword qi, it would have been almost impossible to distinguish it to be a sword. It seemed more like a piece of trash that had ended in failure within the furnace. It made people uncomfortable no matter how they looked at it, igniting a sense of disgust and repulsion.
However, it was exactly this sword that controlled the Sword Domain of Heaven and Earth, powered the Sword Formation of Heaven and Earth, and enslaved elder Tian. There was probably no other weapon across the nine provinces that could rival it.
Li Qingshan suddenly realised something. The colossal, towering Sword Collection peak was just its “sheathe”. The battle had not ended yet. Perhaps this was only the beginning.
The swords fell like rain—all the swords that assembled the Sword Formation of Heaven and Earth fell from the sky, but they did not launch an attack, cast aside and relinquished like trash.
“Controlling these pieces of trash really is a waste of effort!”
“Elder Tian” gripped the hilt of the sword with his remaining hand. His body twisted, becoming even more deformed, like an object appended to the sword, only taking a form befitting the sword to unleash the power of the sword.
“And that old guy’s shitty domain can piss off too!”
“Elder Tian” swung the sword madly. The Sword Domain of Heaven and Earth that had not even collapsed under the Fierce King of Chu and the Dragon King of Ink Sea’s combined efforts was immediately destroyed.
The sword peak, the sword formation, the sword domain!
All of these foreign existences were cast aside and relinquished, only leaving behind a man and a sword, standing in the sky, or more accurately, just a sword, a sword even loathed by immortals.
However, Li Qingshan, the Fierce King of Chu, and the Dragon King of Ink Sea could clearly sense it had become even more threatening than before, but they were not afraid. If the three of them could not even overcome a single sword when they worked together, then they would be laughing stocks of the world. Perhaps it would gain the upper hand momentarily, but it could not emerge victoriously in the end.
“I must admit that you’re all very powerful compared to the standards of this world. If we were elsewhere, you’d really be quite troublesome, but unfortunately, this is Great Buddha mountain. You never had any chance at victory right from the beginning. Alright, the games end here. Hehe, I’m going to cut apart the Demon Suppression hall now!”
“Elder Tian” spoke slowly and suddenly began spouting reason, except his body gradually melted away, merging with the Immortal Relinquished sword in his hand. He had been devoured by the sword. Only a skull remained, letting out a vicious grin before vanishing from the world. The sword faded into space.
From that moment onwards, “elder Tian” no longer existed in the world. With the power obtained from devouring a sword slave, the Immortal Relinquished sword launched a counter attack!
Li Qingshan was prepared a long time ago. His eyes suddenly became as deep as the sea, and he punched the space beside him. “Come out!”
The space shook violently, and the Immortal Relinquished sword appeared vaguely. A black thread wormed over, wrapping around the sword and pulling it out of the space there. It was the Dragon King of Ink Sea. Without giving the Immortal Relinquished sword any opportunity to respond, the Fierce King of Chu slammed down with the Green Province cauldron.
“It’s finally over!”
The Dauntless monk saw this and let out a great sigh of relief inside. The Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga had survived a calamity yet again.
“It’s an illusion!” The Dragon King of Ink Sea flew out from the Green province cauldron and spat out.
The Fierce King of Chu frowned, only to see the Immortal Relinquished sword within the Green Province cauldron gradually fade away and disperse. It was actually just an image. Not only did the Immortal Relinquished sword possess the strange ability of hiding in space, but it could even fool the spirit turtle’s divination.
Li Qingshan looked back. The Immortal Relinquished sword emerged from space and turned into a curved streak of light, vanishing into the Demon Suppression hall. Now, all he could hope was that the Demon Suppression hall was tough enough to withstand the sword slightly so that it could earn them a second opportunity to strike.
However, contrary to his wishes, a crack suddenly appeared on the ceiling of the Demon Suppression hall.
In terms of toughness, the Demon Suppression hall was even stronger than the grand hall of the past, or it would not have been able to keep so many demons imprisoned and the demon cavern suppressed. However, it was actually just as feeble as a regular structure under the Immortal Relinquished sword.
Li Qingshan shook his head. This sight was not particularly surprising. He said to the Fierce King of Chu and the Dragon King of Ink Sea beside him, “Be prepared to suppress the demon cavern again!”
The Fierce King of Chu and the Dragon King of Ink Sea both said nothing in reply. They had all prepared themselves mentally to a certain degree for this worst-case scenario. After all, the enemy was so powerful. Defeating it was already extremely difficult, so stopping it from fleeing or wreaking havoc was virtually impossible.
While it would be horrible if the Demon Suppression hall was destroyed, the three of them could kill Demon Kings effortlessly when they worked together. All they did now was wait and see who would be emerging first, and then they would use the divine artifact, the Green Province cauldron, to suppress it again.
Rumble! The cracks rapidly spread across the entire Demon Suppression hall, and demon qi surged out from within. The surrounding vegetation did not wither away, demonifying instead. The Demon Suppression hall was gradually swallowed by the demon qi too.
With a great rumble, a spout of demon qi rose up into the air, rapidly expanding in size and reaching several dozen kilometers away, dimming the world.
Li Qingshan raised an eyebrow. He had truly never seen such a large demon cavern before. He was unable to imagine how the Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga would be able to suppress it without the Green Province cauldron.
An extremely obvious black hole appeared on the Green Province cauldron in the Fierce King of Chu’s hand. He was stern, raising the cauldron high into the air. “Fellows, please lend me your assistance!”
Before they could answer him, he leapt into the Green Province cauldron, and the cauldron flew towards the demon cavern, expanding in the wind and growing larger and larger. The images of the mountains and rivers on there became clearer and clearer, as well as more and more consolidated, forcefully intercepting the demon qi and slowly pressing down.
Li Qingshan and the Dragon King of Ink Sea arrived before the demon cavern, ready to kill anyone who tried to stop them, as well as to stop the Immortal Relinquished sword from stirring up any more trouble. However, they waited for a short moment and did not encounter any sneak attacks from the Immortal Relinquished sword. Powerful auras flooded out from the demon cavern, every single one belonging to a Demon King’s.
“This is quite a big scene!”
Li Qingshan raised an eyebrow. The attacking Demon Kings did not amount to three or five, or just under a dozen, but several dozen in total. It was the maximum capacity of Demon Kings that the demon cavern could hold at the same time.
They must have been prepared a long time ago in the Demon domain, having assembled the Demon Kings to immediately launch an attack the moment the Demon Suppression hall fell.
On top of that, these Demon Kings did not just swarm over chaotically. Instead, they assembled a simple battle formation.
Anyone who possessed even just a slight understanding of the Demon domain knew it was virtually impossible for two Demon Kings to get along peacefully. If several dozen Demon Kings were placed together, it would devolve into a chaotic battle very soon. This was a fact determined by the nature of demonfolk, the laws of the Demon domain.
It was a world without trust and full of malice. This was only possible through the orders of even stronger demonfolk, through the coercion of absolute force.
Li Qingshan could not help but think of the terrifying sword qi he had encountered in the demon domain in the south that destroyed everything in its path.
This was no longer simply a battle, but a war they had spent much time planning and preparing!