Chapter 810 – Soul Possession, a Clash in the Sea of Consciousness
The power of tremors shot through the Myriad Poison Ancestor’s entire body, which cracked open like parched earth. He collapsed silently.
Suddenly, a streak of green light shot into Li Qingshan’s forehead. It moved a hundred times faster than the Myriad Poison Ancestor even when he was in peak condition. Because of the Gravity of the Earth, it travelled at top speed. Even Li Qingshan was unable to react in time. He only managed to catch a glimpse and saw the green light was a fist-sized infant. It was half-transparent and bore some resemblance to the Myriad Poison Ancestor, its face twisted with resentment.
After undergoing the third heavenly tribulation, human cultivators converted their golden core into a soul nascence, which condensed all of their cultivation in their soul. Even when their bodies were destroyed, their lives would not be endangered. As long as they found a new body, they could possess it and be reborn.
Third heavenly tribulation existences were very difficult to kill. Daemon Kings were difficult to kill because of their tough bodies and startling vitality, while human cultivators had the wonders of the soul nascence. If they chose to flee, they were extremely difficult to capture, and at certain times, it could even turn the tides of the battle.
At this critical moment, the Myriad Poison Ancestor had struck back.
This was Li Qingshan’s first time seeing a soul nascence. Let alone being unprepared, even if he was prepared, he could not respond in time. With a flash of green light, the Myriad Poison Ancestor’s soul nascence vanished into his forehead.
Li Qingshan’s body stiffened, remaining in the posture he had thrown his fist in. Even the delight on his face did not disperse completely.
Li Qingshan, oh Li Qingshan. If I didn’t have the slightest way to fight back, wouldn’t I blow up my soul nascence immediately to take you down with me? I didn’t want to use this move, but you’ve really gone too far. I’ll let you understand the difference between us right now!
Li Qingshan’s sea of consciousness was illuminated by green light. The Myriad Poison Ancestor’s soul nascence arrived there like a sovereign descending on the world, both with the delight of turning the tables, but also filled with indignation and regret.
Although he could be reborn through possession when his body was described, the price he would have to pay was extremely great too. As a result, no great cultivator would choose this path unless they had no other choice. The Myriad Poison Ancestor had been forced into dire straits, making him put up a desperate struggle.
He was confident he had already gained complete control over the situation. Even if Li Qingshan had all the wondrous abilities in the world, he would not be able to use them in his sea of consciousness. No matter how tough his body was, a qualitative difference still existed between his measly soul and his soul nascence.
Although this was Li Qingshan’s home court, he possessed an absolute advantage without the slightest doubt in this clash in the sea of consciousness. All he had to do now was completely crush Li Qingshan’s consciousness and then completely possess this body.
I’ve managed to condense a soul nascence, but I’ve been stuck at early Soul Nascence the entire time, unable to break through. I never really had a chance at undergoing the fourth heavenly tribulation and ascending, while this body is as tough as a Daemon King’s, so it’ll definitely increase my strength drastically. Even if there’s some conflict and discomfort, I’m not losing out by too much. Li Qingshan, oh Li Qingshan. You’ve gone to such painstaking efforts, but it’s all mine for the taking in the end!
But before that, he wanted to hear Li Qingshan wail and beg. He wanted to enjoy the delight of revenge.
“If you beg me and listen to my instructions, I can consider sparing your life.”
The Myriad Poison Ancestor emitted the thought, except the green light from the soul nascence shone brighter and brighter, contaminating Li Qingshan’s sea of consciousness like poison.
“Demon suppression!” Li Qingshan bellowed inside, erupting loudly in his sea of consciousness like thunder.
The Demon Suppression Statuary had always been about suppressing his own internal demonic nature first before suppressing the demonic natures of the external world, but at that moment, the internal and external had become one. The strength of Li Qingshan’s demonic nature went without saying, while the Myriad Poison Ancestor also happened to be a prominent existence among the demonic community.
The Demon Suppression Tower appeared in the sea of consciousness imposingly, standing as tall as a mountain. It slammed down violently over the Myriad Poison Ancestor’s soul nascence.
With a boom, the green light vanished, and the Myriad Poison Ancestor’s soul nascence had been suppressed under the tower. Thick, serpent-like Chains of Demon Suppression shot out, criss-crossing the Demon Suppression Tower firmly.
“If you beg me, perhaps I might spare your life!” Li Qingshan’s voice boomed through the sea of consciousness. Even he had never expected the Demon Suppression Statuary to be so effective. It really was Chan Monastery of Deva-Nāga’s ultimate cultivation method after all.
“A piece of cake!”
The Myriad Poison Ancestor bellowed out in the Demon Suppression Tower. Immediately, the black Demon Suppression Tower was dyed green and light began to seep out.
Li Qingshan visualised the Demon Suppression statues, circulating the Demon Suppression Statuary at full strength. He poured all of the remaining demonic power in his demon heart into the Demon Suppression Tower to contend with the Myriad Poison Ancestor’s soul nascence.
However, the Demon Suppression Tower shook violently, and the green light became brighter and brighter. Li Qingshan discovered that he had still underestimated the power of a soul nascence. He watched helplessly as the Chains of Demon Suppression snapped. With a great boom, the Myriad Poison Ancestor’s soul nascence burst out of the tower and shone luminously.
His sea of consciousness churned violently as if a green sun had risen up from the sea.
With a crack, a tiny fracture appeared on the demon heart. It had become completely dim. Li Qingshan knew he could forget about summoning the Demon Suppression Tower again in a short period of time. He would not even be able to use the Demon Suppression Statuary.
“Hmph, that’s just a useless, desperate, last-ditch effort! Let’s see what else you’re capable of!” the Myriad Poison Ancestor said. He felt like victory was within his grasp, and he was ready to viciously torment Li Qingshan’s soul, to vent and pay him back for all of the ambushes and pursuits.
Before he had even finished talking, Li Qingshan said calmly, “The Spirit Turtle Suppresses the Seas!”
The spirit turtle appeared and descended from above.
Compared to the Demon Suppression Tower, the spirit turtle did not seem very mighty. Not only was it much smaller than the Demon Suppression Tower, but it descended very gradually too, giving off a faint glow. It descended slowly as if it was in no hurry at all.
However, wherever the glow reached, the churning sea of consciousness settled down. The green light seemed to seize up as well, losing its original might.
The Myriad Poison Ancestor paled in fright. There were not a lot of cultivators that went out of their way to practise techniques for battling in the sea of consciousness. Normally at this point, it would merely be a clash between the strength of their souls and wills, while it went even more without saying for daemons. The Myriad Poison Ancestor had already been extremely surprised by the strength of the Demon Suppression Tower Li Qingshan had summoned. He never imagined him to possess an even stronger move.
“Heh, you think you can take me on? Who is making a useless, desperate, last-ditch effort now?”
Li Qingshan snickered. As someone who practised the Nine Transformations of the Demonic and Divine, he did not have any shortcomings. He was flawless both inside and out. Whether it was for a clash of techniques, close combat, or a clash of the mind, he possessed a set of corresponding methods for all of them.
When the Myriad Poison Ancestor burst through the Demon Suppression Tower, he seemed unstoppable, but it had taken up quite a lot of his power. His soul nascence was no longer as exuberant as it originally was, now slightly dim. Although he put up a desperate struggle, the Spirit Turtle Suppresses the Seas was not merely slightly stronger than the Demon Suppression Statuary.
The spirit turtle pressed down on the green light inch by inch. It seemed slow, but it was unstoppable, directly pressing down to the top of the soul nascence. The brilliant green light had been reduced to a small ball, but it was extremely condensed too. For a moment, they entered a stalemate.
However, Li Qingshan had the Water God Seal to replenish his powers, while the Myriad Poison Ancestor had absolutely nothing. Before long, the small ball was reduced to a dim small ball. Victory had been determined.
But at this moment, the Myriad Poison Ancestor roared hoarsely, “Stop! If you still don’t stop, I’ll blow up my soul nascence, and we can perish together!”