Chapter 4158: A Woman and Her Contradictions
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Earlier, the two advanced Emperors of Gods seemed like they had reached an agreement, but when they were on the way to harvest the Heavenly Dao Fruits, both of them attacked each other, seemingly going back on their agreement. They no longer held back, and each of their attacks was aimed to kill.
Mo Wen Dao, the Mansion Master of the Divine Spirit Mansion, displayed a strength much higher than what he had previously shown. In fact, he felt that he was not any weaker than Zhong Bai Nan. As such, he was even more unwilling to share the Heavenly Dao Fruits with Zhong Bai Nan. He had feigned weakness earlier to make Zhong Bai Nan lower his guard, and he had also conserved his energy so he could ambush and kill Zhong Bai Nan at the right time. However, he did not expect Zhong Bai Nan not only did not lower his guard, but Zhong Bai Nan also attacked him as soon as he made a move. With that, his ambush failed. Not only that, his seemingly lethal attack with his vine failed to kill Zhong Bai Nan as well.
“Mo Wen Dao, do you really think this is the extent of my strength?” Zhong Bai Nan roared after exchanging a few moves with Mo Wen Dao. Following that, his Divine Energy surged, and the void began to shake. In just a moment, a huge translucent figure that resembled him appeared above him.
“The Supreme God Phenomenon?!” Mo Wen Dao exclaimed as his expression changed drastically. Following that, he quickly said, “Elder Zhong, I was just joking with you! You can have all three Heavenly Dao Fruits! I don’t want them anymore!”
The Supreme God Phenomenon was a sign that an advanced Emperor of Gods was infinitely close to breaking through and becoming a Supreme God. All that advanced Emperor of Gods needed was just a fortuitous encounter to break through.
Zhong Bai Nan only scoffed, ignoring Mo Wen Dao’s words. He wielded his blade and continued to charge toward Mo Wen Dao as the giant figure followed suit.
Seeing that Zhong Bai Nan had no intention of letting him go, the fear in Mo Wen Dao’s eyes was soon replaced by madness. He roared, “Zhong Bai Nan, it won’t be so easy for you to kill me!”
Following that, Mo Wen Dao charged toward Zhong Bai Nan fearlessly and decisively. Since Zhong Bai Nan did not intend to let him go, he had nothing left to lose. He had to seize this last chance to fight for his life. Even if he died, he would not die in vain as long as he could severely injure Zhong Bai Nan.
In the next moment, the duo collided, and their terrifying energies exploded thunderously.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The energies rammed at each other and intertwined for a moment before a saber ray shot out, suppressing and destroying the other wave of energy. However, the saber ray was greatly weakened after doing that.
Mo Wen Dao’s body, along with his prominent divine artifact, suddenly exploded into smithereens. At the moment the prominent divine artifact exploded, a figure flickered briefly before disappearing. It was the artifact soul of his prominent divine artifact.
Terrifying shockwaves swept out in all directions following the explosions. They even destroyed Zhong Bai Nan’s blade. At the critical moment, a figure shot out from Zhong Bai Nan’s blade. Alas, it was too late. The artifact soul was destroyed by the shockwaves as well while Zhong Bai Nan was sent flying back in the sky, severely injured.
Zhong Bai Nan struggled to stabilize his footing as he spat out a mouthful of blood. His face was ashen, and his aura was extremely weak at this moment. He looked in the direction where Mo Wen Dao died and spat out another mouthful of blood before he cursed, “That lunatic!”
Following that, Zhong Bai Nan’s expression changed slightly. He quickly flashed away. Since he did not have time to consume divine pills to heal injuries, he continued coughing up blood.
As soon as Zhong Bai Nan moved away, a figure appeared where he was just standing. It was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian said with a sigh, “How remarkable. As expected of a quasi-Supreme God… You still have so much strength left even though you’re severely injured.”
As Duan Ling Tian spoke, he made his move.
Zhong Bai Nan, who had reappeared nearby, looked at Duan Ling Tian disdainfully. He felt it was absurd that a rudimentary Emperor of Gods was trying to take advantage of him despite his heavy injuries. However, the expression of disdain on his face quickly vanished and was replaced by disbelief.
“The Sword Dao and the Mastery Dao?!”
Previously, Zhong Bai Nan had easily dodged Duan Ling Tian’s attack because Duan Ling Tian had only attacked halfheartedly. However, now, Duan Ling Tian no longer held back, casting his Sword Dao and Mastery Dao as he wielded his Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword.
A seven-colored sword ray shot out at the speed of light.
Zhong Bai Nan tried to deflect the sword ray from the Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword. Alas, his injuries were too severe, and the sword ray pierced his glabella and exited from the back of his head. His eyes were wide open even after he died; an expression of disbelief was still etched on his face. Clearly, not even in his wildest dreams did he imagine that a rudimentary Emperor of Gods could possess such power.
Duan Ling Tian waved his hand, bringing Zhong Bai Nan and Mo Wen Dao’s spatial rings into his hand. After putting away the duo’s spatial rings, he began to collect the spatial rings strewn all over the place.
At the same time, a slender figure watched everything from a distance. She had witnessed everything from the beginning until now.
Mo Wen Dao and Zhong Bai Nan, the two advanced Emperors of Gods, hid their strength before they suddenly fought a life-or-death battle. After the battle, one of them died, and the other was severely injured. Following that, a third party seized the chance and killed the severely injured one.
Liu Wu You sighed inwardly. ‘The outcome would’ve been different if the Mansion Master knew the extent of Zhong Bai Nan’s strength, or if Zhong Bai Nan had revealed his true strength earlier. What a pity…’
Liu Wu You’s gaze turned complicated as she watched the purple-clad Duan Ling Tian approach the Heavenly Dao Fruit tree and harvest the three Heavenly Dao Fruits. She was in awe of Duan Ling Tian’s good luck.
After a moment, her eyes lit up as she thought about how Mo Wen Dao, Zhong Bai Nan, and three demon pythons, which were comparable to advanced Emperors of Gods, had died.
‘I might be able to break through and become an intermediate Emperor of Gods with the rewards!’ Liu Wu You thought to herself excitedly. She naturally did not even dare to have any covetous thoughtsabout the Heavenly Dao Fruit. She was already grateful enough that Duan Ling Tian spared her life and was willing to share the rewards with her.
‘I’ll save the Heavenly Dao Fruits first until I become an advanced Emperor of Gods. I wonder what else I’ll find in this emperor-grade secret realm,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself ecstatically as he put away the Heavenly Dao Fruits and surveyed his surroundings.
Duan Ling Tian could not leave the emperor-grade secret realm until the time was up. As such, he could only wander the secret realm, hoping to come across more treasures or fortuitous encounters.
When Duan Ling Tian left to explore the emperor-grade secret realm, Liu Wu You naturally followed him.
“My lord…” Liu Wu You called out hesitantly. She wanted to tell Duan Ling Tian that it was best if they waited here until it was time to leave. However, it was clear that he had no intention of staying put. She wondered if killing a severely injured advanced Emperor of Gods, who had lost his prominent divine artifact with a complete artifact soul, had inflated Duan Ling Tian’s confidence. In any case, she had no choice but to take the risk and follow him. Otherwise, she would likely be the next to die in this secret realm.
“Do you think I have a chance of stabilizing my cultivation base before leaving this secret realm?” Duan Ling Tian asked. He did not mind Liu Wu You following him as long as she did not harbor ill intentions. Otherwise, he would not hesitate to kill her.
“Yes,” Liu Wu You replied decisively, “With the rewards from the deaths of five advanced Emperors of Gods, which includes the three demon pythons, and the deaths of the intermediate Emperors of Gods, you’ll definitely be able to stabilize your cultivation base even if the rewards are split two ways. Not only that, but it might even further raise your cultivation base.”
As Liu Wu You spoke, she could not help but feel anxious inwardly, wondering if Duan Ling Tian would go back on his words and kill her so he could have the rewards in the emperor-grade secret realm all to himself.
“That’s not bad,” Duan Ling Tian said as he nodded in satisfaction. Then, he asked, “Based on your cultivation base, you should be able to become an intermediate Emperor of Gods, right?”
Liu Wu You hesitated for a beat before she answered truthfully, “That’s certainly possible.” Then, she quickly added, “Rest assured, my lord. Even after becoming an intermediate Emperor of Gods, I won’t covet your things.”
Duan Ling Tian was slightly stunned by Liu Wu You’s words. Then, he said with a slight smile, “Based on your words… It seems like you think you’ll be stronger than me once you become an intermediate Emperor of Gods?”
Liu Wu You’s heart skipped a beat. She forced a smile on her face as she hastily said, “That’s not what I meant at all, my lord. Even after becoming an intermediate Emperor of Gods, there’s no way I’d be a match for you!”