Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 1567
Thousands of swords came flying downward in a carpet-bombing fashion. “Huh?!” Ye Chen hadn’t thought that Tianming would strike so swiftly. He was only stunned for an instant and quickly reacted, using his tough body to evade and summoning all five of his lifebound beasts. They used their fire, lightning, poison, and other abilities to neutralize the Myriadsword Providence.
Black lightning streaked across the battlefield as a black phoenix soared toward the clouds. Then, out of a screen of black flames, a black qilin came charging. There was also a black squid with thousands of arms, a huge broodmother type flesh-eating insect, and a crimson-black man-eating flower. All five beasts had made their entrance, and they were all fierce and on a higher power level. Even so, Ye Chen still seemed a little haggard despite having dodged most of the totem swords, and some of them had harmed his beasts as well. First blood had been drawn before the battle had even truly started.
“Come on, you won’t even greet me before the fight?” Ye Chen’s expression turned cold as he flipped his hand and summoned his halberd, the Grand Godless Liberty. The pure white weapon fit the divine image Ye Chen projected as he descended from the skies, yet the five demonic lifebound beasts greatly contrasted against his sacred appearance. Even so, the audience members of the Divineglory Alliance still gave Ye Chen their unrelenting, unwavering support.
“Crush him!” This was the view of half of all Violetglorians, even those who were watching broadcasts back home.
“Li Tianming is truly shameless!”
Curses were directed at Tianming nonstop, though that didn’t stop him from attacking. His eyes turned even colder as he wielded the Grand-Orient Sword, charging in with his totems and lifebound beasts.
“Go!” With his order, all of his beasts and totems charged in with him. He didn’t want to give Ye Chen even the slightest opportunity to say pointless things.
Ye Chen furrowed his brows, sensing the power coming from Tianming. This was a duel he couldn’t afford to lose, so he immediately used two trump cards. First, he fused his lifebound beasts to form the Chaos Dijiang, a beast with the legs of the qilin, the body of the broodmother insect, three pairs of phoenix wings, the head of the man-eating flower, and the tail of the black squid.
He also manifested his true guardian spirit, a representation of the Unfettered Astralord that overlaid his body. It was as if the Unfettered Astralord himself had descended upon them, wielding the Grand Godless Liberty like a true god of the stars! He had grown at least three levels higher since the time they dueled in the wondersky realm, a sign that he had done everything he could to improve. He was now at his peak performance.
“I said that I was far more powerful in real li—”
Before he could finish, Tianming’s next move interrupted him. He summoned the pandemonium and cyclic constellations. This was Tianming’s true peak. The imperial star shone brightly above the battlefield as the taiji diagram on the ground revolved, completely suppressing Ye Chen’s unfettered constellation. The cyclic constellation was like a whirlpool sucking in totem ki, causing the providence swords to be sucked inside it and power it up. At the same time, Tianming’s five strands of grade-seven sword ki gathered in the Grand-Orient Sword, making it look far more powerful than the version inside the wondersky realm. Back then, Tianming’s sword had been shattered by the Grand Godless Liberty, but that couldn’t possibly happen in the real world!
Tianming’s dominance was on full display, proof that he was fully capable of matching Ye Chen. The cultivators in the Divineglory Alliance were all speechless; the two constellations had completely overwhelmed Ye Chen’s own. As Ye Chen wasn’t a solarian yet, his constellation still played an important role.
“Wait, did Li Tianming even use his constellation in the wondersky realm?” one of Tianming’s supporters wondered. They watched as Tianming formed the core of the formation with his lifebound beasts while his cyclic constellation interacted with his totems. The separate components synergized with each other to generate shocking destructive power. Just with the constellations alone, Tianming had forced Ye Chen and the Chaos Dijiang to a corner.
First, the abilities of his lifebound beasts rained down. Ying Huo’s Solar Explosion mixed with Xian Xian’s Demise Greenloti as both these abilities bombarded down. The Chaos Dijiang’s flower mouth opened as it roared and charged forward. After fusing together, the beast seemed invincible, and its separate components could still use their respective abilities. But not even it could hold its ground when Tianming’s beasts, totems, and constellations launched all-out attacks on it.
The providence swords swept past like a torrential wave, causing blood to fall like rain. Lan Huang came ramming from the flank, its heads biting into the insect body and the flower head as it used its mass to knock its foe down. Then Xian Xian’s Radiant Vines came wrapping all around, coupled with its Bloodrain Swords, the explosions of which generated clouds of bloody droplets.
Naturally, the Chaos Dijiang’s toxic fog, lightning, and flames also did some damage, especially its many tentacle tails that turned Ying Huo completely black with toxic ink. Yin Chen quickly turned into a gigantic silver centipede and wrapped around the Chaos Dijiang to save Ying Huo.
The pesky phoenix, now angered, used its wings to execute the Ninedragon Tribulation, targeting the fusion beast’s rear and drawing much black blood. It smelled so bad that even Ying Huo felt like it was about to faint.
Though the battle was chaotic, Tianming clearly held the upper hand. He used his providence swords and the Grand-Orient Sword to push Ye Chen ever closer to danger! With each slash, practically the entire star shook from the shocked exclamations of the audience. Since the battle had started, Tianming had been dominating Ye Chen!