Chapter 950 – New Abilities (One)
The King of Southern Yue and the Great Banyan Tree King exchanged glances on the Silver Dragon King. They were both filled with deep fear and vigilance.
“Cancel the assembly!” The King of Southern Yue let out a heavy sigh, and the Great Banyan Tree King nodded silently. There was a hint of powerlessness in his deep, green eyes.
It was impossible for them to save Li Qingshan at the risk of infuriating an evil god. Even if they were willing to take that risk, there basically existed no chance for them to save him. The difference in strength and influence was far too great.
This was the might of a god. Even from who knew how many worlds away, all words they uttered were decrees.
Qingshan, even if the Dragon King of Ink Sea came for you, I could shelter you a little, but I’m really powerless over Qiongqi, the Great Banyan Tree King sighed inside.
The King of Southern Yue had never expected that it was a mere person, not this world, that caught Qiongqi’s attention either, and the world seemed so insignificant compared to him. He thought, Li Qingshan, oh Li Qingshan. Just what kind of secrets are you hiding?
The Silver Dragon King backed out of the huge shadow cast by the demonic clouds, expressing compliance to a god’s will. Under the glow of the moonlight, it glistened with silver light, but it also seemed to be enveloped in a shadow, losing its original lustre.
“What do we do?” Gong Yuan asked with a frown. Without assistance from the Silver Dragon King, there was almost no hope at all for them to break out of the formation from inside.
“I’m thinking.” Li Qingshan shrugged. They had escaped out of the frying pan into the fire, facing peril after peril, but his fighting spirit only rose.
Gong Yuan agreed to that and rested her head against his shoulder gently.
Thick demon qi pervaded the battlefield overlooked by the twelve Demon Gods. The Nine-headed King that was as large as a mountain raised his nine snake heads, wrapping around Li Qingshan. The eighteen snake eyes stared right at him as the brown torrents charged up in his mouth, surging about constantly.
The Flying Zombie King had completely demonified as well. He had gone from being a thin and bony man to a colossal zombie. His teeth jutted out, and he was covered in black fur. A pair of bat wings unfurled behind him, allowing him to fly through the demonic cloud freely. He climbed as high as possible and was ready to strike.
The demonified form of the Kings of Yin and Yang was the strangest and smallest. Their bodies fused together, becoming something akin to conjoined twins. They had three legs, four arms, and were even slightly smaller than a regular person. They limped and crawled through the swamp, staring at Li Qingshan resentfully. However, the demon qi they gave off was the heaviest.
During the process of purging demons, the Kings of Yin and Yang were the only enemy Li Qingshan and Gong Yuan had not defeated. They had even forced them back through their own strength.
The Twelve Citadel Demon Formation of the Ominous resulted in a tremendous pressure and restraint on Li Qingshan, but it brought great benefit to the four Demon Kings. The restraints from the world had completely vanished for them as if they had returned to the Demon domain, and the demon qi they depleted would be immediately replenished. Their condition had reached an unprecedented peak, which was equivalent to an extra minor realm of cultivation.
They cast aside their grudges and vigilance and linked up their minds, allowing them to advance and retreat together. Once again, it proved that only orders from high above could make demonfolk work together properly.
“Demon God Qiongqi has actually directly descended with his consciousness for this guy!” the Nine-headed King said.
“His thoughts have always been the most unpredictable among the twelve Demon Gods. This Li Qingshan truly is extraordinarily powerful. Who else can possess such strength after just undergoing the third heavenly tribulation?” the Kings of Yin and Yang said.
“Whatever. Do you really think we still can’t kill him even inside the Twelve Citadel Demon Formation of the Ominous?” the Flying Zombie King said.
They sensed the power surging through their bodies and all became filled with confidence and fighting spirit. The murderousness grew heavier, mixing with the churning demon qi.
Li Qingshan sucked in a deep breath as he faced the hopeless situation. The battle spirit of the tiger demon roared, his blood boiled, and Tiger’s Fang on his waist thrummed gently.
However, Gong Yuan in his arms became paler and paler. The injuries that had just healed began to spread again. She had remained unfazed even when she had been wrapped in thorns, but her eyebrows were now firmly knitted together. She showed unbearable pain as her body trembled gently.
The Twelve Citadel Demon Formation of the Ominous that was based off the twelve demon caverns and personally controlled by the evil god Qiongqi was far too powerful. Even unintentionally, the pressure alone could kill regular great cultivators. Having lasted until now, Gong Yuan’s willpower and cultivation could already be described as extraordinary, and that was also thanks to Li Qingshan’s support.
“Go take a rest!” Li Qingshan took out the Asura Field.
Gong Yuan bit her lip and shook her head gently.
“Don’t worry. These guys aren’t my opponent, but if you insist, then I’ll enter battle with you in my arms. One hand is enough anyway.”
Li Qingshan acted like it was no big deal and was about to stow the Asura Field away when Gong Yuan grabbed his hand. After an internal struggle, she understood that she had already become his deadweight now. He was better off fighting alone than working with her.
She raised her head and kissed him on the lips, passing the Heart of the Abyss to him. She stared straight at him. “Promise me you won’t die!”
“Why would I? I still haven’t enjoyed this taste enough.”
Li Qingshan pursed his lips and swallowed the Heart of the Abyss. Through that kiss, Gong Yuan had already handed the Heart of the Abyss to him completely. Although he did not practise the All Water to Ruin’s End, his bloodline of the spirit turtle was enough for him to use it freely. Coupled with his Strength of the Earth, that was equivalent to endless energy and strength, which gave him a little more confidence in this battle.
From behind the porthole, Ye Weiyang widened her eyes, seeing this through the thick demon qi. She was basically even more shocked than hearing Qiongqi’s voice. She wondered whether Gong Yuan was still the same person she knew.
Also as an otherfolk king that led an entire race, Ye Weiyang was not exactly on good terms with her, but they did have a bit of contact. Gong Yuan, who was as cold as a great glacial mountain, had actually taken the initiative to offer a kiss to a man. This world sure was crazy!
Sending Gong Yuan into the Asura Field, Li Qingshan drew his blade casually and glanced past the four Demon Kings around him calmly. He asked, “What are you still waiting for?”
“We’re waiting for you to properly enjoy yourself before death, as it’ll be even more painful for you when we kill you!”
The two mouths of the Kings of Yin and Yang snickered together as the male and female voices overlapped. It was particularly sharp and unpleasant, enough to make people restless.
The Demon Kings were not in a hurry to attack. The longer they waited, the deeper the influence from the Twelve Citadel Demon Formation of the Ominous would become. It was even possible for them to win without fighting. When they thought of the examples that the Meditative King and everyone else had served, they dared not be careless.
“Thank you, then allow me to enjoy myself a little longer!” Li Qingshan yawned and stretched, lying down in the air with his arms cradling his head as if he actually went to sleep.
“That’s just a bluff! I’d like to see how long you can last!” the Kings of Yin and Yang said.
Li Qingshan’s body had been tough in the first place. Among the four bloodlines from the Nine Transformations of the Demonic and Divine, the phoenix and spirit turtle were filled with a divine nature, so they could not be suppressed so easily, and the ox demon and tiger demon were demons among demons. And, his primary cultivation method as a human was the Demon Suppression Statuary, which had condensed a demon heart within him.
As a result, the suppression from the Twelve Citadel Demon Formation of the Ominous on him was nowhere near as great as it had been on Gong Yuan. Coupled with how he could connect with Ruin’s End through the Heart of the Abyss and make up for some of the energy he exhausted, it would not be an issue even if he stayed there for a dozen days as long as there were no intense battles.
He obviously was not sleeping for real, but doing all that he could to comprehend his new innate abilities!