Chapter 1122 Battle in the Canyon
This was a wide, seemingly endless canyon. Sharp cliffs rose like blades around it, piercing straight through the clouds. Inside, a giant raging river charged through like a white dragon.
The river slammed into the surrounding cliff walls, making a thunderous boom akin to a dragon roar.
Countless blasts of Genesis Qi were colliding in the canyon, the berserk undulations making the entire place tremble.
Two sizable forces were currently fighting.
Both sides were ruthless. Gravely injured figures plummeted from the sky with each pulse of devastating Genesis Qi, falling and disappearing into the river below…
It was a desperate and bitter battle.
These two warring groups were the Sacred Palace and Cangxuan Heaven main force.
There was no mercy, only endless carnage. Blood sprayed everywhere, slowly dyeing the surrounding cliffs in a hideous blood-red.
At a certain spot in this battlefield, three figures were gathered together.
One of them was a tall and muscular bludgeon wielding man. A ferocious aura spread from every fibre of his body. Although he was at the initial Heavenly Sun stage, every swing of his giant bludgeon sent several same cultivation level enemies flying backwards.
s.p.a.ce suddenly rippled as a flash of gray shot out, heading straight for the muscular man’s nape.
However, a wave of black Genesis Qi swept over just before the hit could land, blocking the sinister attack.
The muscular man turned his head and grinned, “Thanks, Zhen Xu.”
A shady-looking young man had appeared behind the muscular man. He gave off a dark and evil aura, that chilled the surrounding air.
He glanced at the muscular man and said, “Ning Zhan, you should keep an eye out while fighting. You would have died long ago if I wasn’t here to block so many sneak attacks.”
The muscular man and the shady-looking man were Zhou Yuan’s old friends, Ning Zhan and Zhen Xu.
“Moreover, our mission is to protect blindy, remember?” Only then did Ning Zhan look towards a certain spot further behind them, where a frail young man was silently standing. A piece of black cloth was wrapped around his eyes, and a mottled sword lay in his bosom.
Ning Zhan awkwardly scratched his head as he forced a smile, “Of course I remember!”
His giant bludgeon swept forth once more together with a whirlwind of Genesis Qi, sending two charging enemies flying backwards again.
Zhen Xu turned his gaze towards a nearby area, where an advanced Heavenly Sun expert from the Sacred Palace was wreaking havoc. In a few short breaths, a dozen people were injured at his hands.
The advanced Heavenly Sun experts on their side were temporarily unable to lend their aid. After all, the battlefield was far too big…
Zhen Xu anxiously asked, “Blindy, aren’t you ready yet?”
Blindy was naturally Li Chunjun. He grasped the hilt of his sword and slowly raised it as his hoa.r.s.e voice sounded, “Almost. I’ll be depending on you guys after.”
Fresh blood flowed down his fingertips, swiftly enveloping the sword.
As it was dyed in blood, the spots on the sword began to fade one after another. In the end, the sword floated in front of him, seemingly breathing as it slowly tore apart the surrounding s.p.a.ce.
“Go.” Li Chunjun made a sword seal and flicked. A flash of sword light shot forth, so fast that even Zhen Xu and Ning Zhan could only see its afterimage.
The nearby Sacred Palace advanced Heavenly Sun expert’s face abruptly changed as he quickly darted backwards to avoid.
Though he was fast, the sword was faster. s.p.a.ce rippled in front of him as light swept out and rapidly enlarged in his eyes.
The advanced Heavenly Sun expert knew that there was no avoiding this attack. With a furious roar, Genesis Qi erupted from his body. His palm thrust through the air, accompanied by a surging tide of Genesis Qi.
However, the advanced Heavenly Sun expert soon released a blood-curdling shriek. His arm was ripped to pieces by sword qi as his body was thrown backwards. He hurriedly turned around and fled, clearly gravely injured by the devastating attack.
The nearby Cangxuan Heaven alliance members burst into cheers.
“What a pity…” Ning Zhan shook his head, feeling somewhat regretful. The advanced Heavenly Sun expert had been cunning enough to sever his arm at the very last moment. Otherwise, Li Chunjun’s sword should have been able to take his life.
Even so, it was a miraculous feat for an initial Heavenly Sun expert to seriously injure an advanced Heavenly Sun expert.
After unleas.h.i.+ng the sword, Li Chunjun’s body began to tremble violently. Blood seeped from his clothes, and cracks had appeared on his arm.
The sword qi had been too fierce and powerful for his body to bear.
Li Chunjun retrieved the sword with trembling hands. He felt exceptionally weak. The attack had been a huge burden on him, and it was the last attack he would fire off today…
Though the sword attack had been overwhelming, Li Chunjun had paid a painful price to pull it off.
Ning Zhan and Zhen Xu knew that Li Chunjun was currently at his weakest. They immediately withdrew towards him to protect him.
Ning Zhan’s eyes scanned the surroundings. As he observed the battlefield, he grimly said, “It’s a deadlock, but the Sacred Race team has yet to join the fight…”
Zhen Xu and Li Chunjun fell silent. The power displayed by the Sacred Race team previously had been far too astonis.h.i.+ng. In mere moments, the alliance army had nearly fallen apart.
Li Chunjun suddenly said, “I don’t think they’re going to let us escape so easily this time.”
Zhen Xu’s and Ning Zhan’s eyes narrowed as their expressions turned exceptionally grave. If Li Chunjun was right, the battle today would be more desperate than ever.
Zhen Xu slowly said, “Qinyu and Luluo haven’t returned. I wonder how they’re doing.”
Li Chunjun shook his head. “I heard that the others didn’t bring back any good news. It seems that Cangxuan Heaven will have to overcome this by ourselves.”
Zhen Xu suddenly said, “We should think of a way to retreat.”
Ning Zhan icily snorted as his bludgeon slammed into the ground, creating a mini crater. “I rather die fighting than retreat.”
Zhen Xu frowned. “You’ll only be a meaningless sacrifice. Why not consider withdrawing temporarily and coming back for revenge once you’re stronger?”
Ning Zhan did not respond, but the determination in his eyes made his stand clear. Retreat was not an option.
Zhen Xu felt very frustrated. Even this b.a.s.t.a.r.d’s brain is made of muscle. He’s a stubborn idiot that only knows how to charge head-first into battle.
However, what could they change even if they put their lives on the line? All they would do was add a few more cold corpses to the pile.
Li Chunjun did not partic.i.p.ate in the argument. He raised his head and looked upwards, where the fighting was the most intense. Only the strongest warriors on both sides could partake in this battle.
He saw Chu Qing at the very front.
Glowing shuttles danced around Chu Qing, taking the life of a Heavenly Sun expert with every flicker of their bodies.
He had already become the rallying flag for the Cangxuan Heaven side. As long as he was there, Cangxuan Heaven’s morale would never crumble.
Unfortunately, Li Chunjun knew that even Chu Qing could not save them from this desperate crisis.
Will Cangxuan Heaven’s journey in Guyuan Heaven end in a tragedy today?
Li Chunjun tightly gripped the sword hilt with trembling hands.