Chapter 1116 – A Lone Eye
Sword qi rushed into the air, and Li Qingshan suddenly looked back. The light soared through the space, twisting and criss-crossing over.
Battle Demon Hun and the Immortal Relinquished sword had reached a temporary agreement. They would kill Li Qingshan first.
Li Qingshan frowned and flapped his phoenix wings, rising up into the air and flying off. He shot past the centre of the blood-red swirl and thought, Given the current situation, I can only win by sending him into the Asura realm. I don’t have much of a chance, but all I can do is try!
The blood-red clouds brushed past him, and the blood-red swirl leaned against the sky like a funnel. It seemed much deeper from the distance. The higher Li Qingshan flew, the narrower the surroundings became. At the same time, the aura of the Asura realm grew heavier, making his killing intent boil.
The sword pressed right behind him. Sure enough, Battle Demon Hun followed behind him closely, constantly drawing closer.
The swirl became narrower and narrower. If he ventured any higher, there would not be much room for maneuver anymore. Li Qingshan turned around and faced Battle Demon Hun. He was prepared to use his innate abilities when a lone eye suddenly appeared in the blood-red swirl over his head. It was five kilometers across and bright-red like a lake of blood. The iris was a deeper red.
Li Qingshan shivered. What the hell is this?
Battle Demon Hun paused momentarily as well, gazing at the sky.
If this was a monster that was not just an eye, then they could basically imagine the size of the eye’s owner. That definitely was a existence powerful beyond their imagination in the Asura realm. Even with the invisible obstruction of worlds, the gaze cast down by the blood-red eye felt tangible, filled with the hostility of mad slaughter, yet it also seemed like it was searching for something.
“They just won’t give up!” the boy laid down on the ground again, muttering to himself with his face down.
Under the gaze of the blood-red eye, Li Qingshan felt all the blood in his body boil. In that instant, the sense of danger it brought him actually vastly surpassed Battle Demon Hun. He punched out almost instinctively, and the black shockwaves whistled and surged, turning into lightning-like cracks, ripping apart the tunnel between the Asura Field and the Asura realm and blocking off the eye’s gaze. Despite that, he still felt shaken inside.
Battle Demon Hun grasped the opportunity, and the light split up and twisted, filling the blood-red swirl and surging towards Li Qingshan. Behind him was shattered space, so there was nowhere for him to go. All he could do was take this attack forcefully. Having lost the first strike, he had ended up in an extremely dangerous situation.
At this moment, the boy sprang up from the Asura Altar of Armaments and fished out a stone from the pouch on his waist. The slingshot in his hand suddenly tightened, pointing it towards the sky.
In that instant, his entire bearing changed. His despondence and depression vanished. His eyes shone with black light that could pierce everything, except it made the world dim.
“That really is…”
Hidden in space, Yin Qing’s view had been enveloped by the darkness too. Even the last few words she said were swallowed by the darkness.
The darkness engulfed Li Qingshan and Battle Demon Hun’s surprised faces too. Within the deep darkness, they felt like they had just experienced an eternity, or perhaps it was only an instant.
When the darkness vanished, Battle Demon Hun’s sword-wielding arm suddenly broke off. The severed arm gripped the Immortal Relinquished sword firmly and continued to fly towards Li Qingshan, but it had lost its original power.
Li Qingshan raised an eyebrow. The thing that had broken off Battle Demon Hun’s arm was the stone that the boy had shot from his slingshot. It was technically a sneak attack, but at their realm of cultivation, how could they be hit with a sneak attack so easily?
The darkness earlier was extremely strange, like a heavy, black, falling curtain. Even though it had lasted for an extremely short period, it had enveloped and shrouded everything, obscuring Battle Demon Hun’s senses. This definitely was not a move that a regular Asura King was capable of. Just what were the origins of this kid?
He obviously would not let this opportunity slip by. As he thought about that, he had already rushed through the streaks of light, using the Force Field of the Earth to suck the incoming Immortal Relinquished sword into his hand. He gripped it firmly and called out, “The Spirit Turtle Suppresses the Seas!”
Battle Demon Hun suddenly experienced unprecedented feebleness even though his severed arm had regrown in the blink of an eye, back to how it was before. It was not a particularly severe wound.
However, the rock had not just broken his arm, but his connection with the Immortal Relinquished sword as well. He gazed down in surprise and fury. The boy had already turned back to how he was before, laying down on the Asura Altar of Armaments and muttering, “Who can help the fact that I hate demonfolk even more?”
Li Qingshan let out a laugh and thanked him. The Immortal Relinquished sword in his hand erupted with light, refusing to be suppressed, which he actually struggled slightly to keep under control. He let out a sneer and flexed the muscles on his arms, darkening slightly in colour as he unleashed the power of tremors at full force. The Immortal Relinquished sword shook violently and thrummed away. Enveloped in the black shockwaves, the light it gave off was shattered again and again.
“If you keep resisting, I’ll definitely destroy him!” Li Qingshan said sternly.
Regardless of how tough the materials the Immortal Relinquished sword was forged from were, it did not stand a chance at all against the current him when it had lost its slave master. The power of tremors was extremely destructive towards solid objects too. It was enough to completely shatter and destroy the sword after wasting away its power.
“Alright, alright. I can fight for you and recognise you as my master. Stop already!”
The Sword Spirit of Immortal Relinquished immediately yielded. Originally, as a sword, it was not afraid of failure. No matter who obtained it, they would all require its power, so they would never be able to bring themselves to destroy it. However, he could clearly sense earlier that Li Qingshan was serious. He had said so with cold resolve. No matter how mad or twisted it was, it still had a desire to survive.
Battle Demon Hun was surprisingly resolute as well. He did not attempt to recover the Immortal Relinquished blade. Instead, he attacked the space before him as hard as he could, prepared to escape!
With the Immortal Relinquished sword taken away from him, he immediately recovered much of his clear thought. He understood that there was no longer any chance of victory with this battle. It was impossible for him to kill Li Qingshan given his current state no matter what. However, this had not exactly been a bad thing. At least he had managed to break free from the Immortal Relinquished sword and did not have to worry about being enslaved.
Once I make it outside and reunite with the army, I’ll fight him to death again!
“Hmph, you think you can escape?” Li Qingshan lunged down. The Sword Spirit of Immortal Relinquished said, “Refine me, and you will obtain unprecedented strength! Killing the likes of him will be as easy as drinking water!”
“Shut your mouth!”
Li Qingshan devoted a majority of his strength to suppressing the Immortal Relinquished sword, just in case it suddenly turned against him and fled. Just the Asura Field alone was not enough to stop Battle Demon Hun from escaping. Right when Battle Demon Hun was about to slip away right before his eyes, a bone sword plunged into the Asura Field from the outside, stabbing towards Battle Demon Hun.
Battle Demon Hun’s heart turned cold. He sensed danger. The sword gilded with faint, golden light gave off a great sense of horror, except Li Qingshan had already arrived. As a result, he gritted his teeth and condensed his demon qi into a sword, shaking off the bone sword.
Battle Demon Hun rushed out of the Asura Field, brushing past Xiao An. He felt his waist ache slightly, still having been cut by the sword in the end. Such a small wound was not worthy of his attention at all. Even if the buddhist light prevented it from healing, it was nothing. He would survive even if he was split into two.
Under his surging demon qi, the buddhist light was purged in the blink of an eye, and the wound was exposed. The sensation of death suddenly began to spread through his body, and he paused. Under the pull of an invisible force, he returned to the Asura Field.
Flames bloomed from the wound, just like a white lotus!