Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 1557
Tianming was already a ninth-level constellier. Back when he was only a seventh-level constellier, he was already able to defeat the twelfth-level Li Shenjian with his sword ki and cyclic constellation alone. After breaking through during his voyage in the astralship, he hadn’t fought anyone yet, but one thing was for sure: whether it be Orderia, Primary, or the Violetglory Star, nobody under the age of thirty would be his match. Now he was looking to people under a hundred, like Ji Lingxian, for a good match, and his goal was to eventually face off against seniors who had been cultivating for more than a thousand years.
Gong Xiong was convinced by his show of confidence. “Alright. I thought you wouldn’t be able to catch up to Ye Chen after his recent stunning performance at the Astraldome. In fact, everyone on Violetglory thinks the same.”
“Well, they’re celebrating a little too soon,” Tianming said. In fact, he had to thank Ye Chen for making the Violetcloud Imperium even more desperate to recruit him as a counter against the future threat Ye Chen posed to them. The Divineglory Dynasty would no doubt prevent the Violetcloud Imperium from laying their hands on Ye Chen, and seeing him grow time and again only put more and more pressure on them. As such, they would have to bring Tianming with them even if they had to fight a bloody battle to do so.
When Tianming looked like he was willing to fight, the tension in the air intensified. Everyone turned and looked at Ji Lingxian, who said nothing and flapped her wings, flying toward Tianming. As she approached, she said, “Then I’ll duel you in front of my people. If you win, you can take her away. If I win, she stays.” Though she was still young, she commanded impressive prestige among her people.
“No problem.” What they didn’t know was how easily Tianming had agreed to the fight.
“Very well. Make some space.” Ji Lingxian’s long dress fluttered beautifully in the air as her Evernight Skywings grew without end. Though her physique wasn’t large, her wingspan reached a thousand meters, though they were wings of light so they didn’t throw off the balance of her silhouette. The stars in the dark, void-like wings brilliantly shone. They were so impressive that some thought the primalwingers to be just as capable as beastmasters and totemancers. Ji Lingxian had ordered the others to move back so she had somewhere to fight. All that remained was for Gong Xiong and the rest to move as well.
The primalwingers thought that Gong Xiong would be against it. However, he simply moved away and left Tianming in the battlefield, showing his confidence in him.
“Enough pointless showing off.” Ji Lingxian coldly looked at the confident Tianming. She had faced many opponents; all of them were just as narcissistic and arrogant as Tianming, but they had lost to her all the same.
“Are we starting now? I’m in a rush, you see.” Tianming nonchalantly raised his Grand-Orient Sword toward her, his expression enraging her even further.
“Are you sure you understand my might?” Ji Lingxian had never been looked down on like that before.
“I already know all I need to know about you primalwingers. If you were really that powerful, you wouldn’t be hiding in this pathetic hole of yours.” Every bit of his demeanor encapsulated the pride of paragons.
“Hmph!” Though Ji Lingxian was frustrated, she didn’t lose her cool. Instead, she channeled her anger into the ferocity of her strikes. She summoned a black sword that shimmered and curved like a snake. The divine patterns on the sword were impressive, marking it as at least a grade-seven artifact. However, the part that stood out the most about her was still her Evernight Skywings.
With a single flap of her wings, a storm of darkness filled Tianming’s vision, swallowing up all the spectators around them and locking him in a dark void of silence. Then a storm of dark blades came slashing at him. The isolation and darkness brought by the wings gave him a sense of darkness and despair. Within the darkness, her silhouette seemed magnified a few times, making her seem like a fiendgod of dark skies.
“Pay for your ignorance,” she said as she struck. With the cover of her wings, her strikes were invisible. Killing intent and sword ki filled their surroundings, making it impossible to even spot Ji Lingxian within the darkness. The only thing he could feel was the general direction from which she came. Blending into the dark seemed to make her even faster.
Though her attack patterns were agile and unique, she was fighting none other than Tianming. He didn’t care where she was. First, he used his Myriadsword Providence to surround himself in a sea of swords. Then, he cut his palm with the Grand-Orient Sword, causing it to take on a black, bloody appearance as he gathered a fienddragon at the tip of his sword to use Fienddragon Blood Transience. Though it was only the sixth move of the Ninedragon Tribulation, it was on par with sixth-realm divine arts.
He could muster even more power by using a sword ki that suited Blood Transience, but this was already more than enough. He pierced toward the center of the dark storm, his sword ki forming a black fienddragon that charged in alongside a rain of countless providence swords in an omnidirectional attack that didn’t care where the enemy was! It didn’t take long before the fienddragon spotted Ji Lingxian and charged in with all the providence swords, each of them executing an intricate sword strike and turning into more, smaller fienddragons. The attack was swift, accurate, and fierce!
Loud clangs rang out as Ji Lingxian used her wings to shield her from the strikes. It was a clash of totems and primalwings!