Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 1528
At the center of the battlefield, the clash between the two armies reached its peak. It was very weird for Weisheng Moran, who was only a beginner constellier, to appear next to Tianming. Though, the battle was going to end soon and it wasn’t too much of a stretch for her to sneak her way here if she was careful enough. He didn’t pay her too much heed as he was too bothered about Feiling’s situation. He only gave her a quick look before turning back, only for him to hear Yin Chen’s panicked voice. “It’s actually… the dreamless… celestial emperor!”
Yin Chen had already warned Tianming the moment Weisheng Moran was captured, but he had ignored it when his mind blanked out from the panic caused by Feiling’s situation. Having heard it properly now, he felt a chill down his spine. Trouble kept popping up around him! Feiling’s corruption by blood grudge was swiftly followed by the dreamless celestial emperor’s infiltration. It was clear now that the threat of the Sky Palace was gone, so she no longer had any reservations about taking back the Azurespirit that was in Tianming’s left eye. This would no doubt leave him one-eyed.
The only person that could help now was Long Xiqian. Though she could delay him a bit, she wasn’t the dreamless celestial emperor’s match; especially when she was now in the guise of Weisheng Moran.
“Li Tianming,” the fake Weisheng Moran said with a charming smile that seemed like it had come from a completely different person, the one that Tianming had fought and defeated. However, this time her power was on a completely different level. With how close she was to Tianming now, there was nothing that could stop her! The dreamless celestial emperor was the most powerful outside of those in the Sky Palace!
In the blink of an eye, she burst through the thick blood grudge, paving a way with a single palm strike. Then a fragrant hand stretched in and gripped Tianming by the neck. Though the fingers seemed soft and supple, they had the grip strength of a beast. As for the other hand, it was held up and ready.
“I’ve left the Azurespirit in your care for quite a while now. I’m just taking back what belongs to me, so it’s not going too far, right?” the dreamless celestial emperor said, smiling.
“I was thinking of returning it to you, too, without sacrificing my eye. Why won’t you give me a chance to look into a way to do that?” Tianming said, looking at the impeccable beauty before him and forcing himself to calm down. The fish in his left eye had already hidden itself away. Its presence seemed to make Tianming’s eye numb from the anticipation that it would be forcefully gouged out the next moment.
“Hah, there’s no need. Nobody asked you to mess with that little fish.” She pressed Tianming against the blood-colored flower behind him, causing the blood grudge to sizzle against his back. His body, even enhanced by the bloodline of five Primordial Chaos Beasts as it was, began corroding. A single weak-looking arm was enough to make it hard for Tianming to breathe and subject him to the torturous abuse of blood grudge!
It was quite cowardly for the dreamless emperor to sneak in like this, especially after Tianming’s nova source giant ran out of power. Even though the army he brought had joined the battle in the end, they’d done nothing when their side was truly in trouble.
“Given how shameless you are, you don’t deserve to be the former number one of the Myriad Solar Sects,” Tianming said with resentment.
“Like you said, former is the operative word. We’re second place now. Since time immemorial, the ones that find themselves in second place always have to be on the lookout for opportunities before acting.” She raised her other hand in preparation. If it weren’t for Tianming’s resistance, she probably wouldn’t even waste time with the banter. “Just accept your fate and live with your one remaining eye from now on. Oh, wait, I think you’ll simply die by the sun emperor’s hand. There’s no way you’ll be able to survive on Orderia from now on, so I’ll bid my farewell to you!”
The dreamless celestial emperor enjoyed the absolute control, given how Tianming was a proud and accomplished youth. With no one to stop her, she stretched her hand toward Tianming’s eye and her slender fingers began to gouge into his socket.
“Aaaaaagh!” He let out a heartwrenching cry of pain as his vision filled with blood. It hurt so much that his soul almost left his body. Though the pain couldn’t compare to that of assimilating a strand of grade-seven divine hazard sword ki, it hit differently. Having one’s eye gouged out like that was far too gory. Blood flowed endlessly down his face.
“So even the great hero from before can do nothing but cry and sob. Hehehe….” The dreamless celestial emperor’s cold laughter blended in with the cries.
Though Tianming wanted to cuss at her, he knew that threats were pointless and would even make his aggressor even more violent. This was no time for stupid comebacks, so he swallowed his words. With his other eye, he saw her expression as she relished in the domination. This person looked exactly the same, but the soul made so much of a difference. Weisheng Moran was quiet and pure, like a fairy in the woods, yet the dreamless celestial emperor was demonic and tempting like a witch.
The Azurespirit seemed to be resisting it, sending rays of green to strike at the hand and preventing the eye from being pulled out. She intensified her efforts, making Tianming’s torture even worse. It only seemed to be dragging things out.
“Damn you to hell!” Tianming couldn’t help but curse, though the dreamless celestial emperor didn’t seem to mind. Slowly, she pried his eye away.
“Accept it. You don’t know what the real stakes are. You might think you might have a lot to fall back on, but the sun emperor controls this world. You have no chance to grow unless you can leave Orderia. Otherwise you’ll constantly be hunted for at least half a millennium. Not even the Xuanyuan Dragon Sect will be able to protect you unless the Saintdragon Emperor constantly stays by your side. As far as I know, ever since the passing of the Ninedragon Emperor, the geniuses of the Myriad Solar Sects have all been snuffed out by the celestial orderians without exception. It’s one thing if the Sky Palace protects you, but given their current state….”
She shook her head and smiled, pulling even harder. She wasn’t wrong, in fact. Only the descendants of the strongest faction had an easy time growing. It was a miracle that Tianming had managed to survive for so long, even, given how much the celestial orderians dominated the sun. Fortunately, he was smart enough to join the Sky Palace when the opportunity arose. Even so, the dreamless celestial emperor still believed that he had no future and his death was only a matter of time. Even Long Junxuan, the former Whitedragon Emperor, had perished despite being careful all his life.