The Human Emperor - Chapter 1143 - The Death of Qutaybah (I)
Chapter 1143: The Death of Qutaybah (I)
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
Wang Chong, the Demonic Emperor Old Man, Gao Xianzhi, the Wushang Village Chief, and the black-armored guard were also staring as they awaited the final result. Behind them, the towering city of Talas was no more, leaving behind only collapsed walls and churning clouds of dust that seemed to be resonating with the plumes of dust in front of Wang Chong’s group. Without the support of the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation, this storied fortress had disappeared.
The Talas that not even the Arabian Behemoth Army could destroy had been instantly turned into a ruin.
But no one would have expected that not even sacrificing the city of Talas and destroying the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation could truly kill the Arab War God.
A few moments later, a fierce coughing could be heard from the depths of the cloud of dust, a sound that immediately made Wang Chong and the others grimace.
“Unforgivable! Truly unforgivable!”
A sinister and furious voice resounded in everyone’s ears.
Hwoooo! In a vicious gust of wind, the massive pillar of dust that had dominated the battlefield was instantly scattered away. More than one hundred feet off the ground was that familiar figure, dignified and disdainful.
Although it wasn’t possible to see his face, everyone could only think of one person when they saw this figure.
The Arab War God, Qutaybah.
Wang Chong, the Demonic Emperor Old Man, the Wushang Village Chief, and Gao Xianzhi all widened their eyes in utter shock. Gao Xianzhi was particularly stunned, his hands instinctively clenching into fists.
Though it had been Wang Chong who had proposed the plan, Gao Xianzhi had supervised the entire process. Moreover, he had asked Wang Chong to verify details of the plan to him repeatedly, so he knew the entire plan like the back of his hand.
The power of the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation was simply too immense, far beyond that of any martial artist. Even Wang Chong had to use the Nine Dragon Blood War Banner and the formation created by the others to simply unleash the energy. Even doing something as simple as digesting the energy to use it for himself was out of the question.
No one could endure this dreadful power. Every moment it remained inside one’s body was another moment where it could possibly explode within the user.
Gao Xianzhi’s experience and knowledge told him that there was no martial artist powerful enough to resist this power. This was simply beyond the abilities of human beings. Gao Xianzhi had never imagined that Qutaybah would survive.
Gao Xianzhi had barely begun to think about these things when that dignified and imposing figure suddenly shot forward in a storm of energy. Boom! All the dust was instantly swept away, revealing that radiant golden figure charging toward Wang Chong and the others.
This golden figure had initially been very far away, but a moment later, before anyone could react, he was right in front of them.
Wang Chong paled in alarm, immediately punching out, condensing his Stellar Energy into a mountainous steel fist that thundered at Qutaybah. At this moment, the Arab War God was covered in blood, his hair in complete disarray, his breathing extremely ragged. And yet his energy had only gotten stronger, reaching an even more terrifying level than before.
Wang Chong could sense that even though Qutaybah seemed rather hard-pressed, the energy in his body was more powerful and pure that it had ever been before. It was as if there was a blazing sun inside his body, an energy that transcended ordinary Stellar Energy.
The Subtle realm!
Wang Chong shuddered when he sensed that energy, a look of disbelief on his face. He was no stranger to this kind of pure and sun-like energy, but he had never imagined that Qutaybah would be so talented and powerful. In the middle of an intense battle, he had actually managed to break through into the Subtle realm.
Before his breakthrough, Qutaybah would have unquestionably died to the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation, but after his breakthrough, although he had been heavily injured, he had still managed to survive that lethal trap. He had even managed to save Abu Muslim, Aybak, Huoshu Huicang, and Ziyad.
They were all heavily injured, but they had also managed to survive.
The blustery wind blew about Qutaybah’s long hair, revealing his crimson eyes. In this battle, Wang Chong had used a retreat to disguise his attack, successfully luring Qutaybah into a trap and heavily injuring him, but he had also succeeded in inflaming all the rage in Qutaybah’s heart.
No one could play around with Qutaybah like this. In Arabia, Qutaybah was ever-victorious and invincible, and everyone worshiped him as War God. But in the eastern city of Talas, he had bled from his hand for the first time, and fought on an equal level with the Demonic Emperor Old Man, and then had been heavily injured by Wang Chong through the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation… All of this had utterly shattered Qutaybah’s decades-long reputation of invincibility.
The ever-arrogant Qutaybah’s dignity had been stomped into the mud again and again, completely stoking his rage.
Qutaybah fiercely punched. This time, he did not unleash a searing beam of Sword Qi, but a bolt of energy that seemed like the sun, yet was even hotter and more blinding, hungering to burn everything in the world.
With this yell, the Demonic Emperor Old Man, Wushang Village Chief, black-armored guard, and Gao Xianzhi all lunged at Qutaybah. Destructive torrents of energy swept over the world, converging on Qutaybah from all sides. Wang Chong unleashed his own awesome blaze of light as he worked together with the others in assaulting Qutaybah.
“Warning! Extra Side Mission: Kill the Arab War God Qutaybah!
“Black flames are the magma flowing through the underworld. This is the strongest man to have ever walked out from the hell of the battlefield. His talent is peerless, and he represents the military soul of Arabia!
“Starting from now, if user kills the Arab War God Qutaybah within twenty seconds, user will be rewarded 40,000 points of Destiny Energy. The less time used, the greater the reward, but if user takes more than twenty seconds, user will die!”
Wang Chong suddenly received a string of messages from the Stone of Destiny. Wang Chong had never expected the Stone of Destiny to order him to kill Qutaybah, and there was even a reward of 40,000 points of Destiny Energy with potential for more!
This was definitely the mission with the largest reward that Wang Chong had ever received, but Wang Chong had no time to worry about such things. As his hair blew about in the wind, he felt like his skull was going to explode. A sense of immense danger was surging through his body and threatening to drown him entirely.
Although Qutaybah had been heavily injured through the use of the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation, he had also succeeded in breaking into the Subtle realm, increasing his threat level.
The voice of the Stone of Destiny had barely faded away when the attacks of Wang Chong’s group collided against Qutaybah’s higher-level energy. “Aaah!” The five of them trembled and were sent flying backward. Bangbangbang!
The remaining power of Qutaybah’s attack even annihilated a few Divine Martial Army and Divine Prison Army soldiers. “Aaaah!” Screams rang through the air as their bodies were pulverized and their armor melted into liquid.
“Retreat! Hurry and retreat!”
Li Siye, Kong Zi-an, Xue Qianjun, Zhang Que, and Su Hanshan all cried out in alarm. All of them began to retreat, the army in disarray.
All of them had been frightened out of their wits by this sight. Talas had collapsed along with the Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation, but after enduring such an attack, Qutaybah had only gotten stronger. His single punch had heavily injured all five members of Wang Chong’s group.
“Today, I will slay all of you!”
Qutaybah’s eyes were ice-cold, his horrific killing intent distorting the air. Clang! He extended a hand, and his giant sword shot up from the ground in a golden flash of light and landed in his palm.
Now that Qutaybah had his sword, his killing intent only increased, capable of causing both gods and devils to shrink back in fear.
Everyone stared in pale-faced shock at the floating Qutaybah. The empty-handed Qutaybah had already been terrifying, but now that he could use the sword arts that he excelled at, he would probably soon be decorating the landscape with their corpses.
Countless warhorses cried out in fear as they began to fall back, heedless of the pulling on their reins.
The earth was awash with dust and debris, and God’s Might was gleaming with golden light as Qutaybah prepared to unleash another destructive blow. Plush! Without any warning, Qutaybah’s chest trembled, and he vomited crimson blood. Meanwhile, the aura around his body significantly weakened.
“He’s injured! This bastard’s been injured!”
“He’s not as powerful as he seems to be! The Myriad Rakshasa Earthen Stronghold Formation succeeded in severely injuring him!”
Everyone was galvanized by this sight, and the eyes of Wang Chong, the Wushang Village Chief, and the others turned bright.