Chapter 3647: A Failed Attempt at a Greater Cost
Jian Chen fled with the Laws of Space. With each flash, the stars around him would change.
As he moved under full speed, he was far too fast, far faster than any regular Immortal Exalt.
By now, the colossal piece of land that floated in outer space, the Reverent Observance Heaven, was already gone. In this short amount of time, who knew how many billions of kilometres Jian Chen had already crossed.
The Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor great elder from the Immortal Feather sect tailed closely behind him. He had also comprehended the Laws of Space, locking firmly onto Jian Chen’s presence as he used a secret technique to convey his location to the Wayless Immortal Exalt behind him.
The two Immortal Emperors had completely shaken off the Wayless Immortal Exalt. The distance between them grew wider and wider.
“I didn’t expect this person’s usage of the Laws of Space to have reached such an unbelievable level. He seems to possess a natural closeness to space, such that even when my mastery of the Laws of Space is clearly above his, I still struggle to catch up to him.” The great elder from the Immortal Feather sect gradually became stern. He could already clearly sense that his ancestor did not seem to be capable of keeping up anymore.
After all, the Wayless Immortal Exalt had only broken through to the Third Heavenly Layer recently.
“This can’t continue. I need to intercept this person as soon as possible.” A sharp light suddenly flashed through the middle-aged man’s eyes. In the next moment, he used a spatial secret technique. His hands formed seals as the power of space gathered before him, immediately turning into a black hole.
As soon as the spatial black hole took shape, the middle-aged man vanished into it.
Through the spatial black hole, he immediately crossed an extremely great distance and appeared directly in front of Jian Chen.
“Immortal Emperor Chang Yang, you can’t escape. You better give up.” The middle-aged man stared at Jian Chen emotionlessly. As he said that, his presence as a Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor erupted. The terrifying energy surged, directly disturbing the space there.
In the next moment, the golden rope flew out and wrapped around Jian Chen with a restraining force.
In order to prevent Jian Chen from escaping, he took action immediately.
Jian Chen’s eyes turned cold. “I didn’t plan on killing you, but since you’re asking to die, you can’t blame me anymore.” Jian Chen closed his hand, and a medium quality god artifact sword silently appeared. He directly slashed at the middle-aged man with the Shadowless Lifetaking Strike.
The middle-aged man had already learnt about the precise details regarding Jian Chen from the Wayless Immortal Exalt, so he had kept a high grade God Tier healing pill in his mouth the entire time. When Jian Chen struck, he ingested the pill without any hesitation.
Since it was impossible to block the Shadowless Lifetaking Strike, then he would endure it. He would survive the attack with a priceless high grade God Tier healing pill.
As soon as the high grade God Tier pill reached his belly, it turned into a tremendous energy that filled his body.
In the next moment, the powerful sword Qi that composed the Shadowless Lifetaking Strike pierced all of his defences and erupted inside his body.
Spurt! The middle-aged man opened his mouth and sprayed blood everywhere. Even with the assistance of a high grade God Tier healing pill, he still could not avoid heavy injuries.
A high grade God Tier healing pill was indeed capable of impossible deeds like basically reviving the dead, but it needed some time for all of its effects to take shape. It could not heal him instantly.
However, it only took an instant for the Shadowless Lifetaking Strike to heavily injure him.
The middle-aged man’s face was filled with shock. After taking on the Shadowless Lifetaking Strike, his entire body was reduced to ruins. He gradually lost control over his body as well.
He subconsciously glanced at his body and discovered that his dantian had already shattered. The top part of his body had almost been separated from the bottom half.
The strike was far too powerful. It had virtually destroyed his body instantly, so even the high grade God Tier pills he had ingested preemptively struggled to take effect.
“How… is it this powerful…” The middle-aged man was in disbelief. The attack could bypass all defences, and its might was even greater than his ancestor’s description. Despite being a mighty Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor, he struggled to endure the attack.
However, that was because the middle-aged man was too weak, which was why the damage from the Shadowless Lifetaking Strike was even more severe to him than others.
After all, during the competition for the Thousand Immortal General’s post, all of Jian Chen’s opponents were Ninth Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperors. The stronger they were, the lighter the damage they took from the Shadowless Lifetaking Strike.
Boom! With a rumble, Jian Chen produced a resplendent streak of sword Qi and cut through the golden rope. Wielding his sword, he instantly arrived before the middle-aged man and directly thrust at his forehead.
The middle-aged man narrowed his eyes. If he were in peak condition, he could maneuver around against Jian Chen even in the worst-case scenario given his capabilities, but he was heavily injured. His body was severely damaged, so the strength he could unleash was greatly affected. As a result, he immediately began to panic slightly when he was faced with Jian Chen’s almost-lethal attack.
However, as a great elder of the Immortal Feather sect, he obviously possessed some life-preserving measures. As he rapidly flew backwards, he tossed out a simple talisman as quickly as he could.
The talisman incinerated in the air before turning into a violet bolt of lightning that tore through space and slammed into Jian Chen viciously.
With a crack of thunder, Jian Chen immediately turned pitch-black like he had been charred. Arcs of electricity flickered on him.
The power of the violet lightning was so extraordinary that it could even heavily injure Eighth Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperors.
However, it could not harm Jian Chen who possessed the Source of Life.
Nonetheless, the talisman had successfully blocked Jian Chen’s lethal attack.
But shortly afterwards, the resplendent sword Qi lit up in the space there again, and Jian Chen thrust out once more. It moved like lightning, directly targeting the middle-aged man’s soul.
The Immortal Emperor from the Immortal Feather sect’s face changed drastically. He was heavily injured, and his strength was affected. He struggled to deal with Jian Chen’s sharp attack.
In that moment of life or death, the Immortal Emperor suddenly gritted his teeth, and the space around him pulsed violently. He changed the space around him, extending the distance between him and Jian Chen indefinitely.
Immediately, Jian Chen’s sword slowed down. On the surface, it seemed like he was only three metres away from the middle-aged man, but in reality, the space between them had been twisted, so the distance had actually been extended to several tens of thousand kilometres, several hundreds of thousand kilometres, or even several million kilometres. It could not be crossed so easily.
“If you want to alter the distance, at least do it to an opponent weaker than you. It’s an absolute joke doing something like that before me.” Jian Chen narrowed his eyes, and his sword erupted with blinding light. The Laws of the Sword, the Laws of Space, and Chaotic Force erupted at the same time. Coupled with the support of a god artifact, it turned into a powerful attack no weaker than a Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor’s attack, immediately slicing through the space altered by the middle-aged man before plunging into his forehead while his eyes were filled with disbelief.
The middle-aged man’s eyes immediately turned hollow. All of the light gradually vanished. Even at the moment of his death, his eyes were filled with intense regret, refusing to have perished so quickly and refusing to accept that he clearly had so many more techniques that he had not managed to use.
A Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor great elder of the Immortal Feather sect directly perished.
“If you were Xia Mingtian of the Immortal Feather sect, killing you would take some effort, but you’re only a Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor who has comprehended the Laws of Space. Even if your cultivation method is extraordinary, do you think you can stop me?” Jian Chen glanced at the middle-aged man’s corpse emotionlessly before removing his Space Ring and collecting the golden rope in the surroundings. Then he vanished.
At this moment, the Wayless Immortal Exalt and the Nun of Golden Jade were still in hot pursuit.
“Yan Gang has stopped moving. Fantastic. He’s already caught up with Chang Yang. Quick, quick, quick, as long as we make it over there, Chang Yang will be done for.” At this moment, the Wayless Immortal Exalt suddenly spoke up in relief. He could not help but smile slightly.
The place where Jian Chen and the middle-aged man fought was still extremely distant from the Wayless Immortal Exalt, so distant that it was beyond the range of the senses of his soul. As such, the Wayless Immortal Exalt had no idea about what had happened there.
“Nun of Golden Jade, prepare for battle. Chang Yang is only an Immortal Emperor, but we can’t underestimate him. Once we get there, please seal up the space there immediately, just in case Chang Yang tries to flee using the Laws of Space.”
“After you have frozen the space, we’ll strike with our full strength and kill him as soon as possible so that he has no time to heal. Of course, if it’s possible, it’s best if we can preserve his soul.” The Wayless Immortal Exalt made arrangements beforehand.
As he said that, a five-coloured fan had already appeared in his hand. It shone with colourful light as it filled the surroundings with the pressure of a high quality god artifact.
The Nun of Golden Jade nodded. A gentle light also lit up on the fly-whisk in her hand. Each strand of the fly-whisk was like a strand of law. Each strand seemed to hide a great power that could severe space.
The Wayless Immortal Exalt and the Nun of Golden Jade had both made preparations to strike at any moment.
Finally, five seconds later, the Wayless Immortal Exalt and the Nun of Golden Jade covered the great distance and arrived at where the great elder was.
However, what appeared before them was a space filled with scattered meteors, as well as a corpse.
The Wayless Immortal Exalt’s eyes narrowed as he cried out mournfully. He immediately arrived before the middle-aged man’s corpse.
Gazing at the horrific sword wound on the middle-aged man’s forehead and sensing his extinguished life force, killing intent radiated from the Wayless Immortal Exalt uncontrollably.
“Alright, alright, alright. You’ve killed a great elder of our Immortal Feather sect. Chang Yang, I will tear you to pieces!” the Wayless Immortal Exalt roared hysterically. He was so furious that he even began trembling.
He had specially summoned a great elder who had grasped the Laws of Space from the Immortal Feather sect just to keep Jian Chen busy.
He had never thought that the great elder would end up dead.
The Nun of Golden Jade also arrived before the Wayless Immortal Exalt. She furrowed her brows and was extremely stern. The Immortal Feather sect was one of the twelve courts of heaven. Now that they had lost a Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor great elder, she immediately realised the severity of this entire matter.
“Things have gotten serious.” For a moment, the Nun of Golden Jade’s heart weighed heavily. Even in a court of heaven, a Seventh Heavenly Layer Immortal Emperor was a figure of significant influence. The death of an expert like that had not just weakened the Immortal Feather sect’s stronger forces.
Most importantly, it affected the pride and dignity of a court of heaven.
At that moment, the Nun of Golden Jade seemed to be able to see the Immortal Feather sect going on a furious manhunt already.