Ancient Godly Monarch - Chapter 1027: Threat of an Immortal King
Chapter 1027: Threat of an Immortal King
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
“How powerful.” The atmosphere turned silent, and the faces of those in the inn had all paled. Under that overwhelmingly oppressive pressure, many among them were forced to prostrate right on the ground. Lin Xian`er’s countenance changed drastically as she stared in the direction of the Star River Association. The golden-robed figure felt like a divine entity—his aura enveloped everything, yet his attacks were all focused on a single point. He kept his energy fluctuations fully contained without leaking through or affecting the surroundings.
Such control was simply too fearsome; such control was absolute.
Did the Star River Association send an outrageously strong expert to this world?
Before this, Qin Wentian had already sensed a trace of intense danger. His immortal sense dipped into the depths of the nine bells, and the entire Driftsnow City released scintillating layers of light that formed a protective screen around it. However, the layers of light shattered under the pressure of that single strike, jolting everyone in Driftsnow City so badly that they coughed out blood. Even Qin Wentian felt his body shaking from the impact.
—bzz!— There was no time to react. A gigantic terrifying hand instantly shot through space, smashing down on the ancient Driftsnow City.
“ARGH!” A thunderous, heaven-startling shout rang out as the entire Driftsnow City radiated a supreme immortal might. The Nine Immortality Bells trembled as they once again merged into one expansive, grand bell that enveloped the entire city. After which, the grand bell also shot through the air, smashing against the incoming gigantic palm.
Another heaven-rumbling sound blasted through the air. The ancient grand bell shuddered as Qin Wentian spat out a mouthful of blood. His body shook tremendously and he found it difficult to stabilize his bearings. Inclining his head, he focused his immortal sense to connect more deeply with this city that the Driftsnow Master had forged and refined. The weaponized city could be used as a weapon, but the main point was that it was also a city. Its defenses always came first, attacking second.
All of Driftsnow City lit up as countless runes appeared, floating above the grand bell. This gigantic bell shimmered with brilliance as the chimes rang out endlessly, the sound echoing through the space. It manifested city walls of divine iron that surrounded the grand bell. It seemed to be the city’s most solid defense.
—BOOM BOOM BOOM!— The countenance of the expert in the air changed. He, who stood so imposingly in the air, launched out attacks of such power, yet he was still unable to breach the defenses of this city? How could this be possible?
The ancient grand bell trembled incessantly, but its defense stayed strong, blocking out the impact from the attacks. But the aftershocks were still enough to make those in the city feel extremely ill at ease. This was especially so for those with weaker cultivations, all of them were injured and coughing out blood, and there were even some who had already lost consciousness.
And Qin Wentian was the one who suffered the brunt of the remaining impact. His eyes were closed and his face had paled. But his immortal sense was still focused on activating the city’s state of absolute defense, not allowing that expert from the Star River Association to breach it. Unfortunately, the immortal king from the Star River Association had arrived here one step earlier compared to his reinforcements from the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect.
In the air, that expert continued with his attacks but to no avail. His countenance turned colder and colder, and he stomped the air in anger, causing the heavens and earth to tremble as many immortal foundation experts appeared behind him. Their expressions were all incredibly unsightly to behold. How can this city’s defenses be so powerful?
“Qin Wentian, scram the fuck out!” the immortal king in golden robes commanded arrogantly, his voice melding together with the heavens. Its energy jolted the interior of the grand bell, echoing endlessly within the bell. Qin Wentian opened his eyes, and he stared in the air as his expression turned grim, “The Star River Association truly looks up to I, Qin. To think that they’ve actually sent an immortal king to take action.”
The expression of that immortal king turned to ice. An overwhelming pressure gushed forth from him as he descended lower, directly stepping on the top of the grand bell.
—BOOM!— An earth-shattering sound echoed out. Qin Wentian felt his entire body shaking intensely. The grand bell enveloped all of Driftsnow City, and it was now sinking into the ground from the impact of that immortal king’s attack. The people inside the city all suffered injuries of various degrees.
That immortal king stood upon the bell, lowering his head and peering down with contempt at Qin Wentian as he once again commanded, “Scram the fuck out.”
Qin Wentian inclined his head, staring at the tyrannical gaze of the immortal king as a cold smile appeared on his face, “Using the might of immortal kings to bully people of a particle world. Are you that shameless?”
“IMPUDENT!” That immortal king stomped down violently once more as the grand bell sank deeper into the earth. Qin Wentian’s eyes were as cold as ever as he stared at that immortal king. As long as the defenses of the grand bell held, even an immortal king would soon die once the reinforcements from the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect arrived.
“Do you really think I can do nothing to you if you turtle yourself in there?” That immortal king laughed coldly. He pointed to Sky Harmony City and continued speaking, “This city is your hometown. There should be many of your friends there, right? Do you think that I won’t annihilate this entire city?”
Qin Wentian’s heart trembled, but he forced his expression to remain calm. At this moment, he had to remain unwavering. The more he showed that he cared, the more this opponent would use Sky Harmony City to threaten him.
“You are a high-up immortal king. You dare to slaughter innocents—are you not afraid of incurring great sin?” Qin Wentian icily asked. “In addition, all my close friends and comrades are already in Driftsnow City, so there’s no longer anyone connected to me outside of it.”
“When someone reaches my level, who wouldn’t have sin on their hands? Although you are now merely at immortal foundation, you must have taken many lives before as well, right? As long as I don’t annihilate an entire world, it wouldn’t be considered a great sin. How can there be retribution by karma? From the perspective of all the realms, what would an entire city’s worth of lives count for?” That immortal king stomped down once more, causing Driftsnow City to continue sinking. He then asked again, “Still not coming out?”
“You want me to give up the lives of my close friends and comrades as well as myself for the people of Sky Harmony City? Isn’t that ridiculous?” Qin Wentian scoffed. “Is there anyone in this world capable of such self-sacrifice? If you do that, you are merely slaughtering innocent people.”
Qin Wentian’s heart turned incomparably frosty. He didn’t think that an immortal king would actually force him to make such a choice. For now, he could only act as though he wasn’t completely bothered by it. But he was right in what he said—there was no reason for the immortal king to slaughter the innocents of Sky Harmony City, and no one in the world would be so magnamious that they’d sacrifice themselves and the lives of their close friends and comrades for strangers.
“Hmph.” The immortal king seemed to have seen right through him. He stretched his arm and grabbed out with his hand. Instantly, more than ten people were caught in his large palm and hoisted up into the air. These people felt their souls trembling in terror as they screamed. “SAVE ME!”
“The people of this mere Sky Harmony City are nothing but ants to me—I can crush their lives as long as I will it. Are you really not coming out?” The immortal king stared at Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian’s expression didn’t change, and he steeled his heart. The more he showed his concerned, the more people this immortal king would slaughter.
“DIE THEN!” The immortal king closed his fist, instantly killing everyone grasped in his palm. The bodies fell from the air, and the spectators from Sky Harmony City all trembled in fear. They had forgotten all their rage and anger; to this immortal king, they were really nothing but ants. He could kill them effortlessly as long as he willed it.
Qin Wentian watched in person as these people were crushed to death. Although he felt a towering rage, his expression was as calm as a lake. He couldn’t show that he cared. If not, the other party would kill even more to force his compliance.
“Is there even any meaning to killing these innocents? I really do feel ashamed for you,” Qin Wentian mocked.
That immortal king stared at Qin Wentian, and his emotionless gaze revealed how lightly he treated the death of these mortals. His hand then stretched out in another direction as another group of people were crushed within—all were completely slaughtered.
“Do you truly not care about the life and death of these people?” asked the immortal king.
“Are you the foolish one or am I the foolish one? Why would I sacrifice myself for people who have nothing to do with me?” Qin Wentian replied.
“Hehe, there’s actually someone who has yet to flee. From her expression, it seems that this person is truly worried about you.” The immortal king smiled. Qin Wentian furrowed his brows and after that, the immortal king grabbed out again, capturing a figure who exuded a celestial air. This person was exceedingly beautiful. In that moment, her veil was pulled away by the immortal king, revealing a face with flawless features, yet her apparent fear caused her to lose some of her splendor.
“Lin Xian`er.” Qin Wentian’s expression sank. Why was Lin Xian`er here?
“So beautiful. Even for female immortals in the immortal realms, such beauty is truly rare. Don’t tell me you are not acquainted with her?” The immortal king coldly laughed. How strong was his immortal sense? Earlier, he had already tracked all the movements of the people in Sky Harmony City as well as the changes to their expressions. Lin Xian`er didn’t feel much fear—what she actually felt was worry and nervousness.
Qin Wentian’s heart turned cold. Immortal kings were powerful indeed. So he had a purpose. Earlier when he attacked, he was studying the crowd with his immortal sense, intending to find someone Qin Wentian was acquainted with.
“Indeed, I do know this woman. She’s quite famous and is a rare beauty,” Qin Wentian replied. “However, look at the number of beauties in my city. In this particle world, there are naturally countless beauties who admire I, Qin. Isn’t it only normal that she felt worried and nervous when she saw you attacking me? What’s so strange about that?”
“Wow, it sounds like you are really lucky with the females.” That immortal king coldly smiled. With a wave of his hand, Lin Xian`er was tossed to the immortal foundation experts behind him. He then spoke, “To think such a beautiful woman exists in this country-bumpkin world. You guys can do whatever you want to her, so make sure to fully enjoy yourselves.”
“Senior, I’m really not familiar with him. You are a high-ranking, esteemed being in the vast immortal realms, so why must you make things difficult for me…?” Lin Xian`er implored with a hint of fragility.
“Even her voice and expression can move one’s soul. You guys are truly in luck,” the immortal king stated emotionlessly. The people in the particle worlds were like weeds to him, and unworthy of mention. He naturally cared nothing for Lin Xian`er.
“Thank you, immortal king.” The immortal foundation experts all bowed. They grabbed Lin Xian`er and left immediately. When Qin Wentian stared in their direction, he saw Lin Xian`er looking right at him. There was a trace of despair within her beautiful eyes.
“You can come out if you’ve thought things through.” The immortal king laughed. He stomped down again before disappearing completely. Qin Wentian clenched his fists tightly, he had no way to forget the look Lin Xian`er had cast towards him.
Those in Driftsnow City all came over, their faces pale from their injuries. They stared at Qin Wentian and said, “Wentian, you must leave this place. Just go back to the immortal realms.”
“I definitely have to take revenge.” Qin Wentian’s eyes were ice-cold. He had a debt of gratitude to Lin Xian`er. During the tempering session in the Immortal Martial Realm, Lin Xian`er had helped Ye Lingshuang and Ouyang Kuangsheng once before.
“Lin Xian`er…” Ouyang Kuangsheng wanted to say something, but hesitated—he was also feeling a towering rage in his heart. “Who would have imagined an immortal king would be so despicable?”
“He has completely no regards for anyone in this world,” Fairy Qingmei said icily. “Wentian, you really have to leave this place.”
“It’s fine. They have arrived.” Qin Wentian’s voice was as cold as ten-thousand-year-old ice. Everyone turned their gazes over to him, not knowing what he meant by that. To them, the only safe solution was to leave this world. They could see no other choice.
“Qingcheng, go persuade Wentian,” said Fairy Qingmei as she stared at Mo Qingcheng. However, the killing intent emanating from Qin Wentian was now overwhelming to the extreme. He turned his head up and stared at the sky, watching the figures of numerous experts descend from the air.