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Section Sixteen: Demon Emperor Yun Qinghong
Chapter One – Space Beheading, Scythe of Death
The five blue pillars of light surrounded the entire platform. The fighting on the other nine platforms stopped for a moment as people looked in shock over at this side. Their pupils contracted, and when they sensed the great power coming from the battle formation, their hearts shook as well.
Silver light flashed. The silver five point celestial stars appeared at the same time under the feet of the five people. They all went into armorization, all of them in colored armor. The dazzling divine rank magus beast colored armor almost made people blind.
From the contestants in the field to the spectators outside, there were gasps.
“Five seven-sword celestial magisters with five divine beasts? Heaven, so scary!”
“As expected of experts from Central Cloud City.”
“This is likely the strongest team of the Great Tournament on average?”
Yes, other than Aofeng and the others, this Central Cloud battle team had the highest average strength.
Usually, it was already very good if a team had one or two seven-sword celestial magisters. The Dragon Knights only had one Lin Jiu, the Imperial School battle team only had Ye Sha. They were all teams made from celestial magisters, but compared to the fierce Central Cloud battle team, they were nothing. As to that person from the Qin Family who came to make up the numbers, everybody ignored him.
Also, they were able to use the Five Energy Battle Formation. While Yun Cheng had split with them to make another team, it did not affect the use of the Five Energy Battle Formation.
Not even the semifinals, but a climax already occurred. This was the first fight between the geniuses of the Central Cloud battle team and Aofeng. Right now, the goal of the five of them was to openly defeat Qin Aotian and his brother. So at the start, they used their full power, and did not care about the rest of the competition. On the other platforms, most of the competitors were still moving around, cleaning up some of the teams made up of spirit magisters and senior magisters. No one would waste power to go into armorization or use their trump cards.
So this platform immediately became the focus of the entire arena.
The people outside the formation were sighing in shock, while the people inside the formation were panicking. Inside the formation, everyone felt like there was a layer of chains hanging off them. The five seven-sword celestial magisters combined their powers, forming a great “presence” that suffocated people. Aofeng and the others had to split their attention to fend off the pressure.
Five light blue bursts of shamanic power surged out of the pillars of light, immediately forming a five point star. Everywhere it passed, if people were touched, they would vomit blood and fall to the side, immediately losing their ability to fight.
Aofeng and the other five flew up to avoid this attack. Sensing the strength of the shamanic power beam, Aofeng was shocked inside.
“This power likely can rival that of a celestial magic technique.” Aofeng’s expression darkened slightly.
But she finished, Qin Aotian warned in a low voice. “Careful, it is coming again!”
The five people moved, changing positions. The blue pillars of light moved with them. Another round of attacks came again, right at Aofeng and the others who dodged again. The blue pillars of light changed positions quickly as the people moved, but Aofeng and the others were not weak, and would not be easily hit.
“Ah, Father, these people are pretty strong, this strange formation is very strong. Lil’ Nine will need to use my true body to destroy this. But it will take a lot of power to take my true form.” Sensing the pressure, Lil’ Nine pouted and said to Aofeng.
A formation powerful enough to threaten a magus scholar of course could fend off a super-divine beast. Lil’ Nine had not yet become an adult.
Aofeng shook her head and said with a small smile, “Do not be in a hurry. Watch and see. We are not the only people trapped here. Their formation is targeting the entire platform. These rays of light have great power, but there are many blind spots. Other people will be affected as well. After a while, everybody will panic, and then there will be people to open the way for us.”
After a few attacks, Aofeng saw the weakness of the formation.
The other people rolled their eyes. Aofeng was not a good person. The Central Cloud battle team had come for Aofeng but Aofeng was idly just watching and wanting others to go first.
Lei Yufeng snickered. “Aofeng, you are just as devious as usual.”
“What are you saying? This is called wisdom,” Aofeng raised her eyebrows, and said expressionlessly, raising her head up high.
Just as Aofeng expected, she sensed the people trapped in here growing discontent. They shouted at the people of the Central Cloud battle team, “What are you trying to do? You make this formation, and attack everyone. How can we continue?”
They were suppressed by the “presence” but now, there was a ray of blue light. Many people were accidentally wounded because they were too weak to dodge in time. They were so frightened they could not even have thoughts of fighting.
“You do not accept this? Then let me tell you. There is no need to keep on competing on this platform.” The youth who looked about thirty or so in the North of the platform snorted coldly. He said, “All of you, forfeit, you are surrounded by the Five Energy battle formation, you will not have any chance of winning.”
Everyone was shocked upon hearing this, and then were furious.
All of them to forfeit? They were going to clear out the field!
“Too arrogant! Everyone, let’s first deal with them before anything else!” The people on the platform shouted. If they did not destroy this formation, no one could be sure if it would hit them next. Also, the pride of these people had aroused public anger.
After the shout, the people started to attack the five people on the borders of the platform. There were celestial rank experts on the platform. Several of these experts who had been full of anger exploded, using celestial magic techniques, and attacking the boundaries as they flew up.
“Humph, foolish! Our castellan created the Five Energy battle formation, you think you can break it?” The five people of the Central Cloud battle team had mocking gazes.
The blue energy flashed. The celestial magic techniques were dazzling in light, and caused the ground to shake!
But after the dust settled, the formation was still firm and under the shocked gazes, it had not been damaged at all.
“How……how is this possible!” The several celestial magisters shouted in disbelief.
Everyone knew the strength of the celestial magic techniques. They had not wanted to destroy this Five Energy battle formation. They just wanted to create a crack and fly out to fight the Central Cloud battle team to damage the formation. They had not expected that with several of them working together, they were unable to even make a small hole.
“The defensive strength is terrifying. It seems I can only use the Skyhigh Giant Sword or have Lil’ Nine act.” Seeing this, Aofeng frowned slightly, and rubbed her smooth chin.
The sword itself was not as strong as a celestial magic technique but Aofeng believed that the Skyhigh Giant Sword would have no problem cutting apart this turtle shell. But it would take a lot.
When she was thinking of this, the five people in the Central Cloud battle team moved again. The formation changed. The blue ray of light seemed to become tangible, turning to five lines of blue light that would not dissipate. As the five people turned and moved, the blue light pressed down on them.
“Ah! Heavens!” The people inside shouted in terror. This was an attack without a dead angle. If this continued for a while, everyone on the platform would be worn down to death!
“Act!” Aofeng stopped hesitating. She flicked her fingers, and the pitch black flying swords which had not appeared for many days flashed around her. “I will break this formation. Everyone, you each will get a person, do not be polite!”
Suddenly, a slender hand reached out from the side, and griped Aofeng’s wrist. Yun Qinghong’s face, with his lazy smile, appeared in Aofeng’s shocked sight.
“It is only the second round right now, it is not good for you to reveal your strength. Let me do this. I have debts to settle with them.”
“You have a solution?” Aofeng asked in surprise. Several celestial magisters could not open this with their celestial magic techniques combined together. It would be very hard to accomplish this without a divine magic medium. Even Xi Yun, this new venerable swordsman, was helpless.
“I coincidentally have a divine magic medium.” Yun Qinghong spread his hands, his expression innocent.
Aofeng rolled her eyes, speechless. This guy was hidden really deep!
He raised his right hand slightly. Black light flashed. A pitch black weapon appeared in his grip.
A dark and cold presence swept the entire platform when this weapon appeared. When the people were invaded by this cold energy, they immediately shuddered. The cold power seemed to come in through their eyes, nose, and mouth. They were unable to move almost instantly. Only the celestial magisters were somewhat immune. The five members of the Central Cloud battle team could not help but shudder, and looked in Yun Qinghong’s direction in shock.
On the platform, the man’s long hair moved even though there was no wind. He carried a long weapon on his back. His black eyes were like stars in the night. He was like a death god who walked out of hell!
This was an exquisite large scythe!
The long black handle was connected to a curved and slender blade. Within the black color of the blade, there was a layer of deep purple like it was giving off an eerie bloodthirsty light. At the end of the long handle was a cold dark chain that wrapped around Yun Qinghong’s right arm. When this weapon appeared, he immediately appeared very devious.
Aofeng was by his side, and felt it the most deeply. She could not help but take a deep breath and showed shock.
The corner of Yun Qinghong’s mouth lifted. He flipped his right hand, and the long scythe drew a curve in the air, the light purple tracks not fading for a long time.
“Scythe of Death, named Space Beheading.” Yun Qinghong narrowed his eyes as he looked at the dazed Central Cloud battle team members. Coldness came off him as he spoke.
“Once the Scythe of Death appears, it will not rest until death. Today, you must die! Do not blame me, just blame yourselves for being from Central Cloud City!”
His arm that held the Scythe of Death turned, the blade pointing up at the sky. An enormous death scythe appeared in the air, sharp and cold, the giant scythe was even more terrifying than a celestial magic technique! This scene caused the crowd to break into an uproar. Yun Lu, who was on the distant spectator stands, jumped up from his seat without any care for his image, his eyebrows high up!
“Heavens, what kind of power is this? What does he want to do?”
Aofeng’s gaze flashed as she stared at Yun Qinghong. She could sense that he truly wanted to kill these five people!